Written answers

Tuesday, 7 November 2006

  • Communities and Local Government

    • City Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to publish further guidance on the future management of city regions.

    • Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the expenditure to be allocated to affordable housing at...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of homes built in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire since 1997 have been affordable social housing.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties owned by registered social landlords have been sold on the open market in (a) Greater London and (b)...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made, for the purposes of estimating housing demand, of the number of households formed by workers who...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what factors she took into account when estimating that the cost of providing the fourth option for council housing would be...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have taken up Government initiatives on (a) shared ownership and (b) subsidised home ownership; and what the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals have taken up each Government initiative to supply housing to key workers; and what the cost of each...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on the Decent Homes initiative in each London local authority since its inception; and how much she...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the estimated average public subsidy was per unit of shared ownership accommodation in (a) England and (b) London...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the average rent paid on an (a) two bedroom, (b) three bedroom and (c) four or more bedroom property is in (i) local...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many nominations have been offered to each London local authority through sub-regional housing partnerships since...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new housing units in each London local authority were designated as housing for disabled people in each of...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the average equity purchase was by people buying shared ownership properties in (a) England, (b) each English...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to allow arm's-length management organisations greater freedom to develop their role as landlords.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) social rented homes and (b) shared ownership homes were built in Reading in each year since 1990.

      High Hedges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department gives to councils on charges to deal with complaints relating to high hedges under part 8 of the...

      Community Cohesion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she last met (a) male and (b) female Muslim community leaders to discuss community cohesion.

      Business Improvement District Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure that the rights of property owners are protected in the Business Improvement District legislation.

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish the advice her Department gave to (a) Southend Council, (b) Thames Gateway, (c) Thames Gateway South...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what discussions officials in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister had with Thames Gateway regarding the possibility of...

      Central London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition her Department uses of Central London; and if she will make a statement.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on ways in which...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual change was in the level of council tax in each London borough in each year since 1996-97; and if she will make a...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies in respect of hotel and...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what foreign visits were undertaken by her departmental staff on official business in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of vacancies in her Department in the last 12 months required candidates to have at least a grade C in (a)...

      Digital Challenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether ethnic monitoring (a) has been and (b) will be undertaken in respect of Digital Challenge (i) shortlisted and...

      EU Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much EU funding was spent on small and medium-sized enterprises in the last period for which figures are available for (a)...

      Home Condition Reports/Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 376W, on home condition reports, when she expects...

      Home Condition Reports/Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1656W, on Home Condition Reports/Information Packs, if she...

      Home Condition Reports/Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her estimate is of the cost of a home information pack for an average leasehold (a) flat and (b) house.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of those applying as homeless in Reading have been found to be (a) homeless and (b) not in priority need of temporary...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the provision of hostel bed spaces for homeless people in Reading.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's street count methodology in establishing an...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much of the £70 million for homelessness prevention services made available by her Department to local authorities in...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to monitor the performance of local authorities in providing sufficient hostel bed spaces for homeless...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless rough sleepers her Department's street count has identified in Reading in each year since 2001.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding was allocated by her Department to each voluntary sector organisation helping homeless people in Reading in...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter sent to local authorities in December 2005 on hostel spaces for the...

      Household Projections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many additional households were attributable to migration in (a) 2003 and (b) 2004; what estimate the Government had...

      Housing (Migration)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 October 2006, Official Report, column 1416W, on housing (migration), what account is taken of...

      Housing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many final Empty Dwelling Management Orders under the Housing Act 2004 the Government expect to be granted; what extra...

      International GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department recognises the International GCSE as an acceptable substitute for a GCSE for the purposes of recruitment.

      Interreg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department has spent on the EU Interreg programme.

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of local authorities which have introduced technology which is able fully to...

      Land Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) targets were set and (b) (i) traffic lights and (ii) benchmarks were applied to local authorities by the Implementing...

      Landlords

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered social landlord (RSL) homes were sold in 2005-06, broken down by (a) RSL and (b) local authority area.

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Exchequer would receive a profit share from the operation of a casino on the Millennium Dome site.

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate the Government have made of the revenue to the Exchequer from the millennium/02 dome once it is open to the public...

      Office of Public Sector Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how frequently she meets representatives of the Office of Public Sector Information.

      Online Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the levels of take-up have been of online services since the Connect to Your Council campaign was instigated, broken down...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the arrangements are for the payment of pensions to people who retire early through ill-health for each pension...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) present and (b) future retirement age arrangements are for each public sector pension scheme for which her...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what savings estimate she has made of the effect on costs of the reforms to public sector pensions agreed with trades unions in...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the current estimate is of the unfunded liability, in present value terms, of each public sector pension scheme for which...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate she has made of the (a) rate and (b) annual cost of employer contributions in each public sector pension...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints she received about the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last five years.

      Slave Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for a national day to mark the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

      Slave Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will announce her plans to commemorate the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in the British Empire.

      Stronger and Prosperous Communities White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the 200 outcome-based indicators referred to in the Strong and Prosperous Communities White Paper.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the development of cross-authority funding arrangements in the use of the Supporting People...

      Sustainable Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the performance of local authority energy managers in increasing the energy efficiency of...

      Tenant Referencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of local authority tenant referencing schemes in tackling antisocial behaviour...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings officials in her Department had with (a) Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership, (b) Thames Gateway Kent...

      Travellers' Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the letter of 11 October 2006 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the hon. Member for Sheffield, Heeley...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the (a) presentation, (b) speech and (c) handout given by the Valuation Office...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham (Mr. Hands) of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for extra support to local authorities under the Local Government Financial Settlement to enable them to meet...

  • Wales

    • Dee Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what agencies are involved in the administration of the Dee estuary.

    • Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the use of Welsh sporting venues in connection with the 2012 London Olympics.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Weekly Information Bulletin

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will arrange for the Weekly Information Bulletins to be made available in PDF format; and if...

  • Scotland

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps his Department is taking to assist in combating climate change in Scotland.

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the impact of climate change on Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on counter-terrorism measures in Scotland.

      Wild Salmon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many wild salmon were caught by commercial nets in Scotland in 2004 and 2005.

      Community Cohesion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on engaging more effectively with the Muslim community in...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the prospects are for growth in the Scottish economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the most recent gross domestic product growth figures for Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on its press office in each year since 1999 (a) in total and (b) per press officer.

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many redundancies there were in his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each such year; how many temporary...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if his Department will (a) carry out an age audit of its staff to establish an age profile of its work force, (b) negotiate an age management policy...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what proportion of vacancies in his Department in the last 12 months required candidates to have at least a grade C in (a) English and (b)...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent devolution issues the Advocate-General has considered.

      Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many times his Department's offices in Dover house have been used by Ministers from the Scottish Executive in each month since May 2005; and what...

      Dover House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what training his Department's security staff based in Dover house have received since 5 May 2005 in (a) counter-terrorism and (b) customer service.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Office.

  • Treasury

    • 2018 World Cup

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department will publish its feasibility study on the UK hosting the 2018 World Cup; and if he will make a statement.

    • Al-Qaeda

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many organisations found to have links with al-Qaeda have had their assets frozen; how much has been frozen in total; how much of this has been returned...

      Asset Freezing Working Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the report of his Department's Asset Freezing Working Group will be published.

      Authorised Press Officials

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 24 October 2006, Official Report, column 1829W, on authorised press officials, which special advisers and members of his Council...

      Cadet Forces

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent on School Combined Cadet Forces in the last 12 months.

      Call Centres

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2006, Official Report, columns 1801-2W, on call centres, how many and what proportion of calls to his Department...

      Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of how many carers between (a) five and 15 and (b) 16 and 18-years-old in (i) England, (ii) Hemel Hempstead and (iii) the...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of uprating child benefit in line with average earnings in each year from 2007-08 to 2012-13; what assessment he has...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child care vouchers have been issued since their introduction in April 2005, broken down by local authority area.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public bodies in Scotland offer their staff salary-sacrifice child care vouchers in accordance with the provisions introduced in the Finance Act 2004.

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child trust fund vouchers have been issued for children born in (a) the UK and (b) Wansbeck constituency; and how many have resulted in accounts...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of the supporting research commissioned as part of the Stern Review into the economics of climate change; and what proportion of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of the review on the economics of climate change; how many paper copies of the report were printed; and to which bodies they have...

      Comprehensive Spending Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) dates and (b) locations were of each event he has held as part of the public debate on the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Conference Bookings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2006, Official Report, column 1943W, on conference bookings, what the total value was of the contracts with...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letters from Mr. P. B. Waggott of Castle Cary, Somerset, of 25 March, 10 July and 18 August.

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been recovered by debt collectors in his Departments in each of the last five years for which information is available, broken down by (a)...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees in each of his departments worked on debt collection in each of the last five years for which data are available; and if he will make a...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of individuals granted debtors' petitions while being actively pursued for debts by each of his departments in each...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many creditors' petitions for bankruptcy have been granted to his departments in respect of individuals in each of the last five years for which...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's staff were (a) under 20, (b) 21 to 30, (c) 31 to 40, (d) 41 to 50, (e) 51 to 60 and (f) over 60 years of age (i) in 1997...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has a volunteering scheme for staff; and how many and what proportion of his staff have participated in the scheme in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff there are in each of his Department's ministerial private offices, broken down by staff grade; and how many such staff there were in 1997.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2005, Official Report, column 2275W, how much his Department spent on taxi travel and courier services in (a)...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on fauna, plants and flowers in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on magazines and newspaper subscriptions by his Department in June 2006.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on the inter-governmental courier service in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department subsidises its refreshment facilities for staff.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent on (a) stationery and (b) other promotional merchandise branded with his Department's name in the last three years.

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on the delivery of IT projects each year since 2001; and how much of this has been spent on web facing projects.

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of information technology projects undertaken by or for his Department since 2001 have been delivered (a) over budget, (b)...

      Earning Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was earned on average by the (a) tenth, (b) fiftieth, (c) ninetieth and (d) ninety-fifth percentile of the working population in current prices...

      e-Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what action his Department took in 2002 to implement the guidance on controls set out by the Office of the E-Envoy in the September 2002 report Registration...

      Entertainment Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual turnover of the UK entertainment industry in each of the last five years for which figures are available; what the...

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress he has made with the establishment of a growth fund to support third sector lenders as part of the Financial Inclusion Fund.

      Financial Services Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of large bonus payments to people employed in the financial services industry on (a) inflationary pressures and...

      Firearms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of firearms illegally imported into the UK in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Firearms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of introducing a new Public Service Agreement target on tackling the illegal importation of firearms; and if he will make a...

      Former Civil Servants (Consultants)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 267W, on former civil servants (consultants), how many civil servants in his Department...

      Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the regulations to protect credit card holders from fraud.

      Fuel Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many vehicles in Northern Ireland were detected illegally running on red diesel in the period between 1 April 2005 and 31 March 2006; (2) what...

      Fuel Smuggling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many and what percentage of HM Revenue and Customs staff in Northern Ireland are involved in oil-related anti-smuggling work; (2) what percentage...

      Guardian's Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the guardian's allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of the HM Revenue and Customs corporate and social responsibility conference of 24 October 2006.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 540W, on HM Revenue and Customs staff, if he will express the data in terms of full-time...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 540W, on HM Revenue and Customs staff, if he will list the prohibitions and restrictions...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when decisions are expected to be made about the long-term future of the HM Revenue and Customs office in Kendal; who will make those decisions; and what...

      Home Computer Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress his Department has made with the Confederation of British Industry in developing a scheme to replace the home computer initiative; and if he...

      Income Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the median income in real terms was in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) Northern Ireland for each year since 1992.

      Income Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the real income for (a) men, (b) women and (c) in total was for the (i) lowest, (ii) median and (iii) highest decile in each year since 1992.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people on (a) half average and (b) half median income have paid income tax in each of the last 15 years.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the implications for inflation of recent increases in M4 money supply.

      Insurance Premium Tax Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to tackle insurance premium tax fraud.

      International Finance Facility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the International Finance Facility to be established; and what form the facility will take.

      Investigation Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many investigation officers employed in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland by HM Revenue and Customs work (i) full-time...

      Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what advice the Government gives to UK banks on financial transactions with the Islamic Republic of Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs in his Department have been relocated (a) to Liverpool and (b) elsewhere as a result of the Lyons Review; and on how many occasions...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies were affected by the rise in the minimum wage on...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Department.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions in the past three years he has visited a military establishment on official business.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who has visited No. 11 Downing street for events funded from the public purse since 1997.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department plans to maintain the national insurance dispensation on centrally administered holiday pay schemes for the construction and allied...

      National School of Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on training days at the National School of Government in the last 12 months.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times he has visited Dorneywood since 1997 in an official capacity but not as a guest of the Deputy Prime Minister.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost was to his Department of answering parliamentary questions in the last 12 months.

      Pensioners (Hemel Hempstead)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners living in Hemel Hempstead constituency who pay income tax.

      Productivity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the productivity of the UK workforce was in each year since 1992.

      Public Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of public debt is as a percentage of gross domestic product for the UK; and what assessment he has made of the UK's performance in this...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in what ways the St. Andrew's Agreement funding package for Northern Ireland announced on 1 November 2006 differs from announcements previously made by...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the funding package for Northern Ireland set out on 1 November 2006 includes the expected revenue from (a) regional rates, (b) local domestic...

      Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will publish the Whole of Government Accounts 2006-07; what information on public sector pensions they will include; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of public sector pensions in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2014-15 and (c) 2024-25 in (i) cash terms and (ii) real terms in...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account he took of representations from the energy industry on his policy to place in the Consolidated Fund the surplus arising from the auction of...

      Reverse Charge Procedure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made in implementing the reverse charge procedure as outlined in the March 2006 Budget.

      School Meals (Wales)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was allocated to Wales as a result of the additional funding made available at the time of the 2006 Budget to improve the quality of school meals.

      Science

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to appoint Sir Christopher Evans to any further reviews on science-related matters for which his Department has responsibility.

      Ship Searches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many ships were searched by HM Revenue and Customs in Northern Ireland ports in each of the last three years.

      Social Investment Taskforce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria were used to appoint the chairman of the Social Investment Taskforce.

      Social Mobility

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of taxation on social mobility in British society since 1997.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether special advisers in his Department have a role in whether requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are accepted or rejected.

      Staff Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on staff (a) bonuses and (b) overtime in his Department in each year since 1997.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue has come from stamp duty on property in (a) Gravesham constituency and (b) Kent in each of the last five financial years; and what...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit overpayments were remitted between (a) 1 September 2005 to 1 September 2006 and (b) 1 September 2004 to 31 August 2005; what the total...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether non-resident parents are liable for repayment of child tax credit overpayments by HM Revenue and Customs.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the average cost of administration for each (a) tax credit payment and (b) child benefit payment; and if he will make a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the recommendations made by the parliamentary ombudsman's report "Tax Credits: Putting things Right" have been (a) implemented, (b) accepted...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many technical difficulties within the tax credits system are affecting tax credit awards for 2006-07; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many tax credit pre-payment checks have been made in each year since 2003-04; (2) in how many cases of false or fraudulent tax credit claims HM...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax credit verification checks are in operation.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many potential tax credit fraud cases have been identified by HM Revenue and Customs' pre-payment checks for each week from 27 March 2005 to October...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) membership and (b) purpose is of the HM Revenue and Customs Organised Tax Credit Fraud Strategy Board; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions for systematic tax credit fraud were completed between June and October; how many convictions resulted; and what confiscation orders...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people claimed (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in Chorley in 2005-06.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of childcare tax credit claims checked by HM Revenue and Customs compliance staff in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06 were...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated cost is of the increase in the tax credits income disregard from £2,500 to £25,000 in each financial year between 2006-07 and...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to change the tax credit treatment of couples in comparison with that of lone parents.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there is any evidence that HM Revenue and Customs staff have been involved in tax credit fraud; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has further to simplify tax credit award notices.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to introduce a statutory test for the recovery of tax credit overpayments with a right of appeal to an independent tribunal.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of 25 October 2006, Official Report, column 1950W and 29 November 2005, Official Report, column 341W, on tax credit overpayments,...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit applications by migrant workers were (a) received, (b) approved, (c) rejected and (d) terminated in each quarter since 2003.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests have been received from (a) families and (b) individuals in (i) the UK and (ii) Wansbeck constituency for the transcripts of their...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of families in (a) the UK and (b) Wansbeck constituency in receipt of working tax credit have disputed alleged overpayments with HM...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the letter of 15 June 2006 from the hon. Member for Denton and Redditch, when he expects HM Revenue and Customs to pay back the outstanding...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of tax credit overpayments in 2004-05; how many such overpayments have been accepted as the fault of HM Revenue and Customs;...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of recipients of tax credits whose household income was (a) up to £10,000, (b) between £10,000 and £20,000,...

      Tax Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has commissioned into the merits of tax incentives designed to encourage the use of public transport.

      Tax Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned into the effectiveness of offering tax incentives to individuals and companies who...

      Tax Revenue

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised by (a) inheritance tax and (b) capital gains tax in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 1997-98 and (iii) 1979-80; and what each figure...

      Treasury Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Treasury employees have (a) resigned and (b) been dismissed in the last 12 months; and how many of those who (i) resigned and (ii) were dismissed...

      Union of Democratic Mineworkers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the (a) Union of Democratic Mineworkers (UDM) and (b) UDM (Nottingham section) have been registered for VAT in each year since 1999.

      University Spin-off Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of university spin-off companies that have been formed since he announced the removal of tax barriers to the...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance was issued to those affected by the legislation in relation to trade unions on schedule 9 of the Value Added Tax Act 1994 before May 2002.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to charge VAT on MOTs.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to tackle VAT avoidance by retailers marketing entertainment products through Channel Island websites; and what discussions he has...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evidence he has received of major retailers avoiding VAT by marketing (a) health food and (b) contact lenses via websites based in the Channel Islands.

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many civil VAT fraud cases were adopted for investigation in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; (2) what the total value is...

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many missing trader intra-Community registrations were (a) identified and (b) cancelled in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the value was of VAT subject to injunctions relating to missing trader fraud in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value was of VAT missing trader intra-community fraud in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average value was of the VAT defrauded in civil VAT fraud cases in each year since 1997; what the total value of the VAT defrauded was in each...

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been withheld in VAT repayments to companies in each year since 1997; how much in each year was withheld due to suspected missing trader...

      VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prosecutions there were in respect of missing trader intra-community VAT fraud in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicle Excise Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to make available the £5 refunds for drivers of vehicles with low capacity engines who purchased Vehicle Excise duty in April 2006.

      Vehicle Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cars have been taxed since his 2006 Budget at (a) the zero rate of duty, (b) the £40 rate of duty and (c) the £100 rate of duty.

      Westfield (Ministerial Meetings)

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings (a) he and (b) his departmental Ministers have had with representatives of Westfield in the last 24 months.

  • Transport

    • Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to propose new regulations on the eligibility for blue disabled badges in respect of (a) individuals aged under the age of two years...

    • CIA Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the CIA Gulfstream jet registration N379P has used (a) UK airspace and (b) UK airports since 1 May 1997; what the purpose was of each...

      Concorde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had discussions with British Airways about maintaining a flightworthy Concorde for use on special occasions.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment the Government have made of the potential economic impact of Crossrail on the economy.

      Departmental Dress Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 subject...

      Departmental Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent per capita on public transport in (a) the North East region and (b) Hartlepool constituency in each of the last...

      Departmental Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the central Government approved per capita investment in transport has been in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) its (i) agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies were affected by the rise in the minimum...

      Fuel Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has given to haulage companies on (a) reduction of fuel consumption and (b) increase in energy efficiency.

      Light Bulbs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of light bulbs purchased by his Department in 2005 were of the compact fluorescent type.

      London Borough of Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which projects in the London borough of Bexley are under consideration by his Department.

      M62

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has for introducing toll charging on the M62 motorway.

      Mini Motos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) the British Motorcyclists Federation and (b) the Motorcycle Industry Association on mini moto regulation; and if...

      Mini Motos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people under the age of 17 years have been fined for driving mini-motorcycles.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have had their driving licence endorsed for (a) driving while disqualified by order of court, (b) attempting to drive while...

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated construction cost is of the (a) M25 and (b) M1 widening Design Build Finance and Operate contracts; what the expected total cost...

      Nuclear Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held since July with Direct Rail Services on security arrangements for the transport of (a) irradiated spent nuclear fuel and...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the expected cost is of the Javelin rail service which will serve the Olympics.

      PFI Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent by his Department on private finance initiative projects postponed pending further consideration, or stopped, in the last 12 months.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what changes were made to the new Cross Country Railway Franchise proposals following the consultation procedure that closed on 7 August.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many extra train services he expects between Birmingham New Street and Scotland as a result of the transfer of responsibility for that route from...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which train service was the most overcrowded in each of the last five years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the 10 most overcrowded train services were in each of the last six months.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage the use of reused and recycled materials in capital procurement projects for which his Department is responsible.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) children and (b) pedestrians were (i) killed and (ii) seriously injured on roads in Barnet in each year since 1990.

      School Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations local education authorities are required to conduct before withdrawing a school bus service; how those consultations are conducted;...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers has been in the last 12 months.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library the bid contracts for the former Thameslink route.

      Traffic Congestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of levels of road traffic congestion in the Bristol area.

      Transport Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether any existing or planned projects or workstreams will be terminated in order to reallocate funds to the Transport Innovation Fund.

      Transport Innovation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2006, Official Report, column 1538W, on the Transport Innovation Fund, whether Transport Innovation Fund awards...

      Travel Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) on what basis he allocated funding to cover the cost of free off-peak travel for the elderly and disabled to each local authority in each year...

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of directors of trust ports have served (a) two terms of office and (b) more than two terms of office.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the status is of the document Modernising Trust Ports; what mechanisms are in place (a) to encourage and (b) to require compliance; and what...

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on the corporate governance of trust ports.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on agency staff in each of the last five years; and what the budget is for agency staff in 2007-08.

    • Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on agency staff at the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) in each year since 2001; and what the budget...

      Agency Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff was in each year since 2001, broken...

      Agricultural Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the minimum agricultural wage is for qualification for an agricultural occupancy dwelling.

      Auction Marts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the functioning of auction marts; and if he will make a statement.

      British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whom he has consulted about the changes to British Waterways' budget since January 2006; and if he will make a...

      British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the reduction in British Waterways' budget on (a) British Waterways'...

      Carbon Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria will be used in making appointments to the proposed carbon committee; what funding will be provided for the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the annual carbon emissions of each region of the UK, broken down by source of emissions.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to encourage innovation in new technologies (a) for domestic appliances and (b) in the construction...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department paid to external consultants in each year since 1997; and what the budget is for external consultants...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average hourly rate paid by his Department to external consultants was in each year since 1997, broken down by agency.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will answer the letter dated 31st May from the hon. Member for North Down in relation to a future visit to Northern...

      Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs under what legislation the milk and dairy products industry has been regulated since 1997; what estimate he has made of the...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of his Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which databases operated by his Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many journeys by air were made by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department within the UK in each of the...

      Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to protect endangered black rhinos.

      Endangered Species

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to protect the endangered Ethiopian wolf.

      English Coastline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Natural England partnership has reported to his Department on the outcomes of the project to look at the options...

      Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what changes he has made to the Environment Agency's 2006-07 budget allocations since January; and if he will make a...

      Flood Defences/Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to protect the North Norfolk coast from flooding.

      Flood Defences/Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of people defined as at high risk of flooding under the Environment Agency's...

      Flood Defences/Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total value was of flood risk management schemes started in England in each year since 2002-03; and what equivalent...

      Greenwich Mean Time

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on carbon dioxide emissions of putting the clocks (a) back and (b) forward.

      Ministerial Blog

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the monthly administrative costs of his blog; and what the budget for the blog is for 2007-08.

      Ministerial Blog

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff hours each month on average are taken up administering his blog, broken down by (a) grade and (b) office or...

      Ministerial Blog

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many unique visitors there were to his blog in each month since May.

      Ministerial Blog

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have visited his blog only once.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Department.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions he has visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.

      Office of Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, pursuant to the reply to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East (James Duddridge) of 31 October 2006, Official...

      Rapeseed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what varieties of genetically-modified rapeseed are licensed for use in the UK.

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the environmental impact of transporting waste for recycling; what guidelines are...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Rural Payments Agency staff received a bonus in each of the last three years; what the average value of such bonuses...

      Single Farm Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much farmers in (a) Lancashire and (b) the North West have received from the single farm payment scheme in each year...

      Softwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the report "United Kingdom: New Forecast of Softwood Availability" published by the...

      Softwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what his most recent estimate is of the availability of UK sourced softwood; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      State Veterinary Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in expenditure on the ability of the state veterinary service to...

      Vets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average change in veterinary charges in abattoirs has been in the last five years.

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether the Waste and Resources Action Programme Real Nappy Initiative aimed to divert 35,000 tonnes of waste (a) in...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what imports to the UK came from Burma in the first six months of 2006, broken down by value of category of import.

    • Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which companies (a) import and (b) sell Burmese timber in the UK.

      Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the Answer of 13 September 2006, Official Report, column 2323W, on citizens advice bureaux, what assessment he has made of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he plans to make to the recommendations of the Stern Review on the economics of climate change.

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry, pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2006, Official Report, column 1689W, on departmental property, what items were reported within his...

      Door-to-Door Salesmen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to tackle rogue door-to-door salesmen.

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the timetable is for the EU's review of economic partnership agreements; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he (a) has made and (b) plans to make to the EU's review of economic partnership agreements.

      Energy Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to increase financial support for (a) energy research and development and (b) the deployment of low carbon technologies.

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library the reports commissioned by the Energy Review team for the Energy Review from (a) Deloitte, (b) Ernst and...

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent meetings he has had with HBOS on the continued trading of Farepak between August and October.

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken to investigate whether money continued to be collected by agents of Farepak Christmas hampers after the company had...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on the (a) effectiveness and (b) enforcement of regulations on the control of fireworks; and if he will...

      Former Employees (Compensation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has paid in compensation to former employees in each of the last 10 years; what the reason for compensation was in...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many requests he has made for repayment of sums wrongly taken by UDM/Vendside from his Department in the last month; and for how much.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what advice his Department is providing to individual consumers on complaining to the Law Society about double charging by solicitors for...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many former miners have received a full and final payment of less than £1,000 for chronic bronchitis and emphysema in each of the...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made in establishing a minimum compensation payment for former miners suffering from chronic bronchitis and emphysema.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many successful claims there have been from former miners in Barnsley East and Mexborough for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons Capita refuses to pay claimants for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vibration white finger directly in...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people in Scotland aged (a) 16 and 17 and (b) between 18 and 21 years are receiving the relevant rate of the national minimum wage.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many 16 and 17-year-olds in Scotland have received the young workers rate of national minimum wage since its introduction.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Department.

      Mr. David Mills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what investigations or inquiries the Government have initiated during the last three years into the dealings of Mr. David Mills in connection...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what applications his Department has received to fund research and development work on new nuclear reactor designs from (a) the University of...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on the proposed co-ordination of nuclear power research programmes across the...

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the cost of disposing of the nuclear waste resulting from (a) British Energy's nuclear power stations and (b)...

      Personal Borrowing (Interest Rates)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what mechanisms are in place to protect consumers from unduly high interest rates on personal borrowing; and if he will make a statement.

      Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many petrol stations there are in the UK.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent introducing the Post Office Card Account.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what written representations he has received from elected representatives of Manchester city council regarding the proposed franchising of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on plans to stimulate the development of...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many accidents resulting in death or serious injury occurred to Royal Mail employees in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Timber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take the conclusions of the Forestry Commission's report 'United Kingdom: New Forecast of Softwood Availability' into account in...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals he has been informed of for wind farms with a generating capacity in excess of 50MW in (a) Clocaenog Forest, (b) Denbighshire...

  • Minister for Women

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much was spent by her Office in respect of hotel and other similar privately-provided accommodation (a) in the UK and (b) abroad for (i) herself,...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) 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...

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Solicitor-General if his Department will (a) carry out an age audit of its staff to establish an age profile of its work force, (b) negotiate an age management policy with trade...

      Fraud

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the levels of serious fraud have been in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment he has made of the implications arising from the Carter Review of legal aid.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Concorde

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has had discussions with British Airways about maintaining a flightworthy Concorde for use on special occasions.

    • Creative Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been allocated to creative partnerships between schools and arts organisations in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many redundancies there were in her Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each year; how...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which industry representatives were consulted on the time to be taken between publication of the final proposals for the Digital...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what powers Ofcom has to ensure that ITV will continue to produce local news programmes following the changeover from analogue to...

      International GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department recognises the International GCSE as an acceptable substitute for a GCSE for the purposes of recruitment.

      Light Bulbs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of light bulbs purchased by her Department in 2005 were of the compact fluorescent type.

      Live Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the MORI research into live music commissioned by her Department will be published; and why the MORI presentation to the Live Music...

      Live Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department will be making Ipsos-MORI's research on the impact of the new licensing legislation on live music available to the...

      Live Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reason certain members of the Live Music Forum previewed the Ipsos-MORI research recently commissioned by her Department; and...

      London Borough of Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which projects in the London borough of Bexley are under consideration by her Department.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in her Department.

      New Opportunity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2006, Official Report, columns 2049-50W, on the New Opportunity Fund, what further (a) awards and...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the Welsh Assembly Government on the use of Welsh sporting venues in connection with the 2012 London...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) the current board and (b) potential owners of West Ham United about the ownership of the London...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether athletics events will continue to be able to be held in the 2012 Olympic stadiums following the games irrespective of the...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the expected completion date is for the (a) Olympic stadium and (b) Olympic village.

      Quiz Shows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will take steps to ensure that the rules relating to advertising or lotteries apply to competitions on television quiz shows...

      Radio Spectrum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of radio spectrum usage by the programme making and special events industry in the last five years...

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her policy is on the role of art and culture in regeneration; and if she will make a statement.

      Supporters Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public money has been allocated to Supporters Direct in 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.

      Television Licence Fees (Northern Ireland)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people in Northern Ireland have been (a) fined and (b) prosecuted for non-payment of television licence fees in each of the...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of school attendance rates for (a) boys and (b) girls in Afghanistan in the last three years;...

    • Departmental Secondments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many BP employees are on secondment to his Department; what areas they are working on; on what terms; and how many BP employees...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the UK is giving the Ethiopian Government to help tackle corruption and promote good governance.

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which non-web-related information technology projects cost his Department more than £500,000 since 2001; how many qualified tender...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on (a) equipment and (b) consultants for (i) information technology and (ii) web-facing information...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's five most expensive (a) web and (b) non-web information technology projects have been since 2001.

      Monitoring and Evaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what monitoring and evaluation system is used to measure the effectiveness and impact of his Department's overseas development aid.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of Islington, North constituency are in receipt of (a) income support and (b) jobseeker's allowance; how many are (i)...

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of Islington, North constituency are in receipt of (a) tax credits, (b) child tax credits, (c) state pension and (d)...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the total administrative cost of the benefit system, broken down by benefit; and what the administrative...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 30 January, Official Report, column 253W, on benefits, if he will provide the figures collected by his Department...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 30 January 2006, Official Report, column 246W, on benefits, if he will provide the figures collected by his...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 30 January, Official Report, column 257W, on benefits, if he will provide the figures collected by his Department...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are followed to consult the next of kin when an application for an appointeeship is made by a social service department for the...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receiving carers' benefit were affected by the provisions in regulation four of the Social Security benefits up-rating...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Government's policy is on the recovery of overpaid housing benefit.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what proportion of housing benefit claims subject to the top-rate of non-dependant deduction in 2005-06 income details for the...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of housing benefit claims there were in which the application of a non-dependant deduction from the housing...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the ratio of claims for incapacity benefit and its predecessors to claims for jobseeker's allowance and its predecessors was in each year...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many recipients of incapacity benefits were receiving (a) full-time education and (b) part-time education in the most recent year...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on legal action on backdated widowers benefit (a) in the domestic courts and (b) before the European Court;...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of inviting existing claimants of child support to reapply under the new system; (2) whether Sir...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what proportion of Child Support Agency cases non-resident parents who owe maintenance have (a) made no payments in the last six months;...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Child Support Agency will be closed; who the chief executive will be of the new agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that the Child Support Agency takes into account dividend payments for the calculation of child maintenance...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Child Support Agency makes of the lifestyle of a non-resident parent and the expected level of income to fund that...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will list the publications his Department has issued since 1 July 2005, giving the (a) circulation, (b) cost and (c) title of each...

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many redundancies there were in his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each such year; how many...

      Deprivation Cycle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his Department's "Opportunity for all" report 2006, column 6915-I, what the evidential basis is for the statement in the foreword...

      Discretionary Housing Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance he has given to local authorities on the use of discretionary housing payments to sustain tenants in the privately rented housing...

      Discretionary Housing Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the future of discretionary housing payments.

      Employment Programme Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding his Department provided for employment programme centres in each county in England and Wales in each year for which figures...

      Employment Programme Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria his Department uses to evaluate bids to provide employment programme centres; (2) whether his Department has measures in...

      Family/Household Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of children lived in families in each income decile in each year since 1975-76; and if he will make a statement.

      Family/Household Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average income is of households in social rented accommodation in (a) England, (b) each English region and (c) each London borough.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to extend the housing benefit run-on to people leaving jobseeker's allowance.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) claimed jobseeker's allowance and (b) attended a mandatory skills course in each financial year from 2003-04 to 2005-06.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimates his Department has made of the impact of changing the definition for determining the local housing allowance from the mid point...

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in his Department have been relocated (a) to Liverpool and (b) elsewhere as a result of the Lyons Review; and on how many...

      Means-Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of ending the means test for income-based jobseeker's allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgage Interest Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department will process the mortgage interest relief benefit claim which Mr. Thompson of Great Headline Crescent, Paignton submitted...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 9 January 2006, Official Report, column 93W, to my hon. Friend the Member for East Worthing and Shoreham (Tim...

      Opinion Polling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost has been of opinion polling conducted for his Department in each year from 1996-97 to 2005-06; what the expenditure has been so...

      Opinion Polling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what issues his Department has conducted opinion polling since 2005; what the cost has been in each case; and if he will make a statement.

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 28 October 2005, Official Report, column 610W, to the hon. Member for Yeovil (Mr. Laws), if he will provide the...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 14 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1008-09W, to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field), on...

      Pension Age Addition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each constituency in the East Midlands receive the retirement pension age addition for those aged 80 years or over.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of UK pensioners (a) entitled to pension credit and (b) receiving pension credit, broken down by...

      Pension Credit

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

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pension schemes have entered the Pension Protection Fund.

      Pensioner Benefit Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of carrying out home visits to pensioners to offer a full benefit check in 2006-07.

      Pensioner Benefit Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on home visits to pensioners for benefit checks in each year since 1997-98; how many such home visits have taken place...

      Pensioner Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what level of income a UK single pensioner needed in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07 to avoid being in relative poverty.

      Pensioner Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in the UK were living in relative poverty in each year from 1976 to 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensioner Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the proportion of pensioners who will be in relative poverty, assuming no change in the take-up of pension...

      Pensioner Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking (a) to reduce and (b) to eliminate pensioner poverty.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) female and (b) male pensioners there are in each parliamentary constituency in Wales.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the 170,000 private sector employers listed as offering employer pension contributions worth at least 3 per cent. of gross salary...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions about pensioner incomes from private saving underpin the projections in figure 9 of his White Paper on Pensions.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumption about the level of real earnings growth over the period 2006-07 to 2049-50 underpins the calculations in the Pensions White...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people who will reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2010 who will, excluding any...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which measure of earnings growth he plans to use (a) to uprate the basic state pension from 2012 and (b) to uprate the band of earnings of...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the net value of state pension and pension credit payments to the median earner illustrated in figure 8 of the White Paper...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest date is for the restoration of the link between the basic state pension and earnings under the proposals in the White Paper;...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Pensions Regulator on the representation of deferred members on the boards of pension funds.

      Pensions White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will publish a gender impact assessment on the Pensions White Paper.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will give a breakdown of the costs incurred to his Department for each type of transaction processed by sub-post offices involving Post...

      Travel Warrants (Fraud)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will cease the practice of job centres writing their clients' name and national insurance number on warrants issued to them for travel in...

      Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those volunteering while on benefits are entitled to claim lunch expenses without affecting their benefit entitlement; and if he will...

      Workless Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the relationship between levels of worklessness and rent levels in (a) social rented housing and (b) temporary...

      Workless Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of households of working age in (a) social housing and (b) temporary accommodation were estimated to be in work in each...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Children's Advocacy Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the estimated costs were for provision of children's advocacy services by (a) National Youth Advocacy Service and (b)...

    • Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of coroners' officers employed by (a) police forces, (b) local authorities and (c)...

      Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the costs and benefits of establishing a national service of coroners' officers.

      Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the aims and objectives are of the Coroners Service.

      Data Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs, (1) what plans she has to amend the Data Protection Act 1998 to allow more data-sharing between public sector bodies; and if...

      Electoral Arrangements

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what expenditure has been allocated to fund (a) election pilots and (b) e-voting pilots in the May 2007 local elections.

      Family Courts

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

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what account she takes of (a) geographical coverage, (b) public transport links, (c) road links and (d) potential travel...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the future of family courts in Brent.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many cases were heard by each family court in London in each of the last five years.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will designate Network Rail a public authority for the purposes of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many Freedom of Information Act requests received by her Department in the last 12 months were cleared by special advisers...

      Housing Tenure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the reasons for the rate of take-up of commonhold in new residential developments since 2002.

      Judges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs for what reasons her Department does not maintain a centrally held list of part-time judges in England and Wales; and if she...

      Judicial Appointments Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many employees of the Judicial Appointments Commission on (a) permanent and (b) other contracts (i) have previously...

      Judicial Appointments Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the future strategy for recruitment of administrators by the Judicial Appointments Commission.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what account is taken of the (a) nationality, (b) country of residence, (c) location of claimed harm and (d) income of...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs who received legal aid funding to act for the plaintiff as (a) counsel and (b) solicitor in Sutradhar v. Natural Environment...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) on which grounds plaintiff Sutradhar v. Natural Environment Research Council was eligible for legal aid; (2) what...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was spent in legal aid funding on the case of Sutradhar v. Natural Environment Research Council; how much was paid to...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the reasons are for the underspend noted in the income and expenditure columns of the Legal Services Commission Annual...

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many jobs in her Department have been relocated (a) to Liverpool and (b) elsewhere as a result of the Lyons Review; and...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in her Department.

      Oxford Coroner's Court

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many inquests are outstanding at Oxford Coroner's Court; and what steps she is taking to assist Oxford Coroner's Court in...

      UK Constitution

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the merits of a codified constitution for the UK.

  • Education and Skills

    • Accident Reporting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will ensure that vocational training accident reporting procedure advice forms part of placement officers' briefing to employers...

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to issue guidance to schools on assisting those children with autism who have social, emotional and behavioural...

      Biometric Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what meetings Ministers in his Department have had with companies who have an interest in biometric technology in the last 12 months.

      Child Protection Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were on the child protection register in each year between 1979-80 and 2005-06, broken down by county; what the estimated...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in care in each local authority area were adopted in each year since 1994; and what proportion of the total in care this...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in each local authority area against his Department's target substantially to narrow the gap between the...

      Departmental Dress Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills 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...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) which of his Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of information technology projects undertaken by or for his Department since 2001 have been delivered (a) over...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) which web-related information technology projects cost his Department more than £50,000 since 2001; which companies submitted...

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils at the West Somerset county college receive help for dyslexia; and at what cost.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of light bulbs purchased by his Department in 2005 were of the compact fluorescent type.

      Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects to make available an easy read version of the Green Paper, Care Matters: transforming the lives of children and young people...

      Head Lice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to tackle head lice in schools.

      Higher and Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school leavers in Copeland entered (a) higher education and (b) further education in the last 12 months.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of students at each university in England were mature students in each year since 1997.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Department.

      Muslim Council of Britain

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

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage students to study nursing.

      School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he will publish the revised Building Bulletin 100 (BB100), 'Designing and Managing Against the Risk of Fire in Schools'.

      Science Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Tewkesbury of 12 October 2006, Official Report, column 428, on science degrees, how...

      Sen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he plans to take to improve support for parents of children with special educational needs who themselves have (a) special...

      Sen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the equality of provision in the special educational needs system; (2) what assessment he has made of...

      Sen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will require all local education authorities to monitor admissions of children with special educational needs to schools in their...

      Sen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will take steps to ensure that special educational needs training is made a core and compulsory part of initial teacher training...

      Sen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if his Department will start to collect data on the (a) socio-economic background of parents at special educational needs tribunals...

      Serious Case Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many serious case reviews following the death of a child have been carried out since 1997; when each report was published; and which...

      Single Equality Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what resources are available from his Department to educational institutions to assist them enacting the Higher Education Funding Council...

      Teenage Pregnancy Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) who the Head of the Teenage Pregnancy Unit is; what relevant specialist qualifications he or she holds; what his or her career has...

  • Prime Minister

    • Age and Disability Discrimination

      To ask the Prime Minister what factors he took into account when allocating responsibility for age and disability discrimination to the Department for Work and Pensions.

    • Burma

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether Burma was raised in discussions with the Indian Prime Minister during his recent visit to the UK; (2) what recent discussions he has held with the Chinese...

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 26 October 2006, Official Report, column 2030W, on gifts (1) on how many occasions gifts have been given to overseas dignatories at public...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Prime Minister what (a) matters were discussed and (b) decisions were taken in his meeting with Chancellor Merkel of Germany on 3 November; and if he will make a statement.

      Pathways to the Future Project

      To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) remit and (b) membership is of the new energy and environment review team set up under the Pathways to the Future project.

      Pingot Josa Malaysia Medal

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of a Ceremonial Secretariat document dated 21 December 2005 relating to the Pingot Josa Malaysia medal.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Office has spent on taxis since the recent machinery of Government changes.

    • Departmental Offices

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the (a) total floor space and (b) estimated rateable value is of his offices.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if his Office will (a) carry out an age audit of its staff to establish an age profile of its workforce, (b) negotiate an age management policy with trade...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) whether his Office recognises the International GCSE as an acceptable substitute for a GCSE for the purposes of recruitment; (2) what proportion of...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much has been spent by his Office on (a) chartering aircraft and (b) non-scheduled air travel, in each of the last five years.

      Ministerial Facilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the top 10 moveable assets are in accommodation provided to him out of public funds.

      Ministerial Facilities

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the cost was to public funds of his telephone use from his official residence in Admiralty House in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

      Ministerial Telephone Records

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what his Department's policy is on maintaining records of telephone calls made by Ministers.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1614W, on ministerial travel, how much he spent on domestic (a) flights and (b) rail travel in...

      Muslims

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what arrangements his Office has in place for offering him advice on Islam and matters relating to Muslims; and who his advisers are on Islam and Muslim affairs.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on renovations, minor works and refurbishment on (a) the flat in Admiralty House occupied by the Deputy Prime Minister and...

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the annual expenditure on training and development for her Department was in each year since 1997-98; and what the expected costs are for 2006-07.

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what percentage of information technology projects undertaken by or for her Department since 2001 have been delivered (a) over...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which web-related information technology projects cost her Department more than £50,000 since 2001; which companies submitted qualified tender...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which non-web-related information technology projects cost her Department more than £1 million since 2001; how many qualified tender proposals...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much her Department has spent on (a) information technology projects generally and (b) web-facing projects in each year since 2001, broken...

      Engagements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2006, Official Report, column 480W, on engagements, what public events she has attended since the period...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps she has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in her Department.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on refurbishing the flat above 10 Downing Street in the last 12 months.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what the arrangements are for the payment of pensions to people who retire early through ill-health in each pension scheme for which her...

      Ripley Building

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of the Ripley Building in Whitehall is occupied by the Deputy Prime Minister's Office.

      Ripley Building

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) of 16 October 2006, Official Report, columns 995-6W, on the...

      Ripley Building

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on business rates for the Ripley Building in Whitehall in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total cost to her Department of special advisers accompanying Ministers on visits (a) abroad and (b) within the UK was in the last 12 months.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost to her Department of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers (i) was in the last 12 months...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) special advisers and (b) press officers work for the (i) Social Exclusion Task Force and (ii) Better Regulation Executive.

      Strategy Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost of all projects undertaken by the Strategy Unit has been (a) over the past 12 months and (b) since it was established.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made with Afghanistan's Justice for all strategy, with particular reference to (a) the building...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the threat to the authority of the Government of Afghanistan posed by the Afghan insurgency.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements exist for the co-ordination of US and UK counter-narcotics strategies in Afghanistan; and if she will make a...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications of the findings of the UNODC's Afghan Opium survey 2006 for the...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the political situation in Bangladesh.

      Belize/Guatemala

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what help and assistance her Department has given to the Belize Government in their border dispute with Guatemala.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what public money the Government allocated to Burma in the past 12 months.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of which Burmese exports are the main generators of income for the government of that country.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reason Myanmar Timber Enterprises is not included in the list of Burmese state-owned enterprises annexed to the EU...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on whether to add Myanmar Timber Enterprises to the EU list of Burmese state-owned companies...

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on whether to seek to reduce imports of Burmese timber into the EU.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the government of China on trade in unsustainably logged timber across the China-Burma border.

      Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of whether an EU ban on the import of Burmese timber would contravene World Trade Organisation rules.

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the report of the UN Secretary General of 27 October 2006 on the effect on Cuba of...

      Cuba

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the US Administration on the recent intensification of the blockade of Cuba.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Departmental Chief Accounting Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) name, (b) professional and academic qualifications and (c) relevant experience are of the chief accounting...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which of her Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which databases operated by her Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those...

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's five most expensive (a) web and (b) non-web information technology projects have been since 2001.

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) for all projects valued at over one million pounds and not web-related, who won the contract and how many qualified tender...

      Departmental Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes to (a) her Department's structures and (b) the Minister of Europe's role have been made since 5 May; and if she...

      Entry Clearance (United States)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations her Department has made to United States authorities on behalf of UK citizens in possession of a...

      EU Migration Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the implementation of the EU migration strategy "The Global Approach to Migration: priority...

      Extraordinary Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she last discussed extraordinary rendition with her US counterpart.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's claim is to territorial water surrounding Gibraltar.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she last discussed the status of Guantanamo Bay prison with her US counterpart.

      India (Staff Numbers)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff are employed at (a) the High Commission and (b) each Deputy High Commission in India; where each is based; and...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations were made by Iran to the EU High Representative during recent P5+1 discussions on the (a) P5+1 set of...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the risk to regional security posed by Iran's nuclear programme.

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of reports that Iran has begun operating a second 164-machine cascade at its Natanz nuclear...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what relationship the US-Iraq high-level working group on security announced in Washington on 28 October 2006 will have to the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role the UK will have in the US-Iraq high-level working group on security announced in Washington on 28 October 2006; and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of regime change in Iraq on regimes in North Korea and Iran.

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the (a) US Administration, (b) EU and (c) UN on the future of Kosovo.

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations UK representatives in Mexico have made to the government of Mexico on events in Oaxaca state; what local...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) members of her Department have had with (i) the United Nations Secretary General and (ii) his...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will (a) place in the Library and (b) post on her departmental website copies of (i) speeches made and (ii) agreements...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions she has visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.

      Missing Persons (Balkans)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding her Department has made available for initiatives to track down persons missing after wars in the Balkans in the...

      Moldova

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on Moldova of Romanian entry into the EU.

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to her answer of 12 July 2006 to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois), Official Report, column 1913W, on...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the nature of the device exploded in the Democratic People's Republic of North Korea on8...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs of which official residences she has use.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions she has visited each region in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the project damage assessment database maintained by the European Commission relating to the...

      Palestinian Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the extent to which the Palestinian Authority commitments agreed at the March 2005 London...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the government of Peru on (a) sexual equality and (b) tackling discrimination on the...

      Rocket Attacks (Middle East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of trends in the (a) frequency and (b) severity of rocket attacks into southern Israel from...

      Rocket Attacks (Middle East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) specific objectives, (b) proportionality and (c) effectiveness in achieving...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the breakdown of peace talks between the Sri Lankan Government and the Tamil...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the progress of the East Sudan peace talks; and what support the UK Government are providing to...

      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.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Adverse Drug Reactions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the (a) number of adverse drug reactions occurring in the Province in each of the last five years and (b) costs...

    • Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been convicted of crimes in which alcohol has been a contributory factor in each of the last three years.

      Asbestos-related Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of people in the Province who suffer from asbestos-related illnesses.

      Assets Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much in cash and assets has been seized in Northern Ireland by the Assets Recovery Agency in each year since its formation.

      Attacks on NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of (a) verbal and (b) physical violence against NHS staff occurred in each health trust in the Province in each of the last...

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what the average waiting time is in Northern Ireland for a digital hearing aid; (2) what the average waiting time was in Northern Ireland...

      Bamford Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the recommendations from the 'Equal Lives' report of the Bamford Review; and what steps he has taken to implement...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been prosecuted in Northern Ireland for (a) benefits fraud and (b) illegal dumping in each of the last five years.

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been recouped in fines for benefit fraud in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years; and what the total cost was of bringing...

      Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been diagnosed with bowel cancer in each of the last 10 years; how many people died as a result of...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken in the Province to increase awareness of the risks of cannabis use.

      Cash in Transit Crews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to tackle attacks on Cash in Transit crews; and whether tackling such attacks is part of his Department's...

      Cataract Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in each health trust area in the Province are waiting for cataract surgery; how many people in each area received such surgery...

      Children and Young People Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how the interests of the (a) statutory, (b) voluntary and (c) community sectors will be represented on the implementation structures...

      Civil Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether civil servants will be able to choose to remain as employees of the Northern Ireland Civil Service under proposals in (a) the Review of...

      Civil Service Protocols

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what protocols are in place on civil servants in his Department contacting members of the public to seek information at home on Saturdays and...

      Complaints against GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints were made against general practitioners in each health board area in the Province in each of the last five years.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how the Northern Ireland Cycling Strategy has progressed across the Province; and if he will make a statement.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cyclists have been (a) injured and (b) killed in road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of14 December 2005, Official Report, column 2095W, how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spenton organising and hosting conferences in the last12 months.

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many redundancies there were in his Department in each year since 1997; what the cost of such redundancies was in each year; how many...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of...

      Departmental Staff (Bicycles)

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

      Departmental Staff (Criminal Activity)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff members in his Department have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted following fraud charges since 1997.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which (a) health boards and (b) NHS trusts in the Province have early intervention plans for tackling diabetes.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will estimate the number of children and adolescents in the Province who (a) suffer from diabetes and (b) are at risk of developing diabetes.

      Disabled Persons Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision under Planning Policy Statement 14 has been made for the building of accommodation in rural areas for disabled persons requiring...

      Drink-Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people charged with drink-driving incidents have not been brought before court in Northern Ireland within (a) three months and (b)...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many students in each Education and library board area are receiving education maintenance allowance.

      Energy From Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many expressions of interest were received by the Department for Trade, Enterprise and Investment for energy from waste projects; and if he...

      ENT Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many patients are waiting for (a) ear, nose and throat in-patient admission and (b) out-patient assessment in each health trust area...

      ENT Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in each health trust area in the Province (a) had an initial ear, nose and throat out-patient assessment and (b) were...

      Erne Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time for (a) an initial outpatient assessment and (b) inpatient admission was in each specialty at the Erne Hospital...

      EU Funding (Foyle)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much EU funding allocated to projects in Foyle constituency has been returned to the EU in each of the last five years.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have been arrested for illegal possession of fireworks in each month of 2006, broken down by district...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans the Northern Ireland Fisheries Conservancy Board has for the future use of each of its vessels.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures are in place to ensure financial accountability on the purchase of vessels between the Northern Ireland Fisheries Conservancy...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how the Northern Ireland Fisheries Conservancy Board financed the purchase of each of its vessels; what the purpose of each vessel has...

      Gastric Bypass Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the (a) extent of the need for gastric bypass surgery in the Province and (b) merits of providing funding to...

      General Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether staff in general practitioner practices are entitled to cost of living pay rises.

      Holywell Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for how long the nine additional beds being provided at Holywell Hospital to assist in the transition in inpatient admissions are expected to remain.

      Hospices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what public funding is being made available to hospices in Northern Ireland in the 2006-07 financial year; and which of them offer specialist...

      Hospital Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to encourage hand washing in hospitals in Northern Ireland.

      Hospital Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent estimate is of the costs resulting from health care-acquired infections in the Province.

      Hospital Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland are on the waiting list (a) for ophthalmology procedures and (b) to see a consultant in relation to...

      Hospital Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to widen the scope of the service delivery units working to bring down patient waiting lists to include waiting lists for (a)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been charged for illegal trafficking of females for prostitution from EU countries to Northern Ireland since records of...

      Illegal Dumping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of illegal dumping have been reported in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      In-house Departmental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland why the Central Procurement Directorate has instructed relevant officials to increase by 20 per cent. the estimated cost of in-house...

      Ira

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Northern Ireland what his policy is on the disbandment of the Provisional IRA.

      IT Contracts/Projects

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

      IT Contracts/Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how much his Department has spent on (a) information technology projects and (b) web-facing information technology projects in each year...

      IT Contracts/Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his Department's five most expensive (a) web and (b) non-web information technology projects have been since 2001.

      Language Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what language support services were available to each college of further and higher education in each education and library board area in...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent in Northern Ireland on tackling lung cancer in each of the last five years.

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what treatments are available for wet age-related macular degeneration in the Province.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of students at each university in Northern Ireland were mature students in each year since 1997.

      Menopause

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assistance is available from the NHS in Northern Ireland for women suffering from menopausal symptoms.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to improve Child and Adolescent Mental Health inpatient services in Northern Ireland.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many acute mental health beds are available at Holywell hospital.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to enhance the primary care mental health service within the Northern Board area.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to improve access to psychological therapies within the Northern Board area.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals in each health trust area in the Province (a) are awaiting cognitive behavioural therapy and (b) commenced such therapy...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to improve services for patients with eating disorders in Northern Ireland.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to set up in-reach teams to tackle mental health difficulties in schools in Northern Ireland.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made ofthe benefits of Pemetrexed for the treatment of mesothelioma.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what licensed medicines are available to treat mesothelioma patients.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Department.

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time is for an MRI scan in each health trust in the Province; and what the longest waiting time was for an MRI scan in...

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to increase the monitoring of waiting times for MRI scans in the Province.

      MRI Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in each health trust in the Province are waiting for an MRI scan; and how many people received an MRI scan in each health trust...

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to develop a policy guide for music therapy in special schools in Northern Ireland; what steps have been taken to...

      Music Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to monitor and evaluate the impact of music therapy to inform and improve planning and provision.

      Neonatal Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to increase the number of neonatal cots available in neonatal intensive care units in hospitals in Northern Ireland.

      NICE Guidelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland who will serve on the body to determine whether National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidelines should be extended to Northern...

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date the Northern Ireland Police Fund notified the Department of the payment to L'Estrange and Brett Solicitors.

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether (a) current and (b) former members of the board of directors of the Northern Ireland Police Fund have requested meetings in the last...

      Northern Ireland Police Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether details of a redundancy package paid out to a member of staff at the Northern Ireland Police Fund on the termination of their employment...

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will break down by age the number of nurses working in the health service in Northern Ireland.

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what childcare assistance is available for those studying nursing in the Province; and what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing...

      Occupational Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) longest and (b) average waiting time is for community occupational therapy assessment among (i) adults and (ii) children in each...

      Organ Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland applied for donor cards in each of the last five years.

      Organ Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have received kidney transplants in each of the last five years; how many people are receiving renal...

      Paediatric Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many patients are waiting for (a) paediatric surgery in-patient admission and (b) initial paediatric surgery out-patient assessment...

      Paediatric Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time is in each health trust area in the Province for (i) initial paediatric cardiology...

      Paediatric Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in each health trust area in the Province are waiting for (a) paediatric cardiology inpatient admission and (b) initial...

      Paediatric Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in each health trust area in the Province (a) had an initial paediatric cardiology outpatient assessment and (b) were...

      Paramilitary Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of levels of loyalist paramilitary activity in Northern Ireland.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 11 October 2006, Official Report, column 786W, on parliamentary questions, which questions tabled by (a) hon....

      Pharmaceuticals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the potential impact on patients in the Province of proposed changes in the pharmaceutical wholesale trade.

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many physiotherapy students graduated in Northern Ireland in the last academic year; how many of those graduates have been employed as NHS...

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average waiting time is for an appointment with a physiotherapist in Northern Ireland.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many outstanding planning applications there are in each municipal area in Northern Ireland; and how long on average it takes to deal with...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many planning applications for new single rural dwellings in the Ards peninsula (a) there were in the 12 months prior to the introduction...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new single rural dwellings received planning permission in the Ards peninsula in the last five years; and what estimate he has made of...

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many people are waiting for (a) plastic surgery in-patient admission and (b) initial plastic surgery out-patient assessment in each...

      Police Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of work carried out by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) Transport Services on the maintenance of the police...

      Policing (Ards District)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many paramilitary-related incidents were reported in the Ards borough council area in each year since 1980.

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Post Office card accounts there are in Northern Ireland, broken down by (a) constituency and (b) council district.

      Psni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints against the Police Service Northern Ireland (PSNI) have been investigated by the Police Ombudsman since the establishment of...

      Psychologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many whole-time equivalent clinical psychologists are employed by each health trust in the Province.

      Punishment Beatings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many punishment beatings have been recorded in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years, broken down by paramilitary organisation...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Department for Regional Development (DRD) has spent on essential infrastructure work on the Derry-Belfast railway line between (a)...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many rapes were reported in each police district command unit area in each of the last five years; how many people were later prosecuted as...

      Regional Fertility Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients were treated at the Regional Fertility Centre in each of the last five years; how many couples are on the waiting list for...

      Regional Fertility Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the Regional Fertility Centre spent on Menopur in each of the last five years.

      Regional Fertility Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of treatments used at the Regional Fertility Centre.

      Relocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) serving and (b) former members of the (i) Police Service of Northern Ireland, (ii) Royal Irish Regiment and (iii) Northern...

      Road Gritting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) at what temperature Department for Regional Development Roads Services deploys road gritting vehicles; (2) what the lowest recorded...

      Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information his Department has collected on the age of drivers involved in road traffic accidents in the Province in the last 10 years.

      Royal Belfast Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the future of the infant surgical unit at the Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick Children.

      School Governors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full meetings of boards of governors from each (a) primary and (b) post-primary school in the Province have taken place in each of...

      Septic Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what responsibilities and obligations are placed upon the Department for Regional Development Water Service to empty septic tanks at residential...

      Septic Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many requests received by the Department for Regional Development Water Service to empty septic tanks at residential homes in Northern...

      Septic Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many bio-disc septic tanks are in use at properties in Northern Ireland; and whether he plans to include the emptying of bio-disc septic...

      Severance Payments (Police)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for what reasons his Department gave prior approval to the Northern Ireland Police Fund to make a severance payment to Mr. Desmond Clayton; how...

      Sewerage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment was made of the potential model for the operation of the water sewerage service; how and by whom that assessment was conducted;...

      South Eastern Education and Library Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much in costs and expenses was incurred by the commissioners overseeing the management of the South Eastern Education and Library Board in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding was allocated by his Department for special educational needs services in the South Eastern Education and Library Board (SEELB)...

      Special Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many adults with special needs there are in each health and social services trust area in Northern Ireland; and what care facilities are...

      Speech and Language Therapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Minister for Health expects to bring forward funding and other measures to improve delivery of and access to speech and language...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his approval is required before the Police Service of Northern Ireland is permitted to install bugging equipment as part of a...

      Sustainable Schools Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the sustainable schools policy is expected to be published; and what factors have delayed the completion of the policy.

      Telemetry Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made by the Water service in rationalising its Telemetry Services; and when a decision is expected on a centralised location.

      Traffic Calming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the proposed locations are of traffic calming schemes that the Department for Regional Development Roads Service intends to introduce in...

      Two-year-olds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on progress on the Planned Development Programme for two-year-olds in Northern Ireland.

      Unionists (Strabane)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Unionists are estimated to have been living in Strabane in (a) 1993, (b) 1997, (c) 2001 and (d) 2005.

      Vulnerable Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what additional funding will be made available to implement the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups legislation in the Province; and what the...

  • Health

    • Attention Hyperactivity Disorder Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of treating children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in the last period for which figures are available; and if...

    • Adverse Drug Reactions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of adverse drug reactions she estimates is reported; and if she will make a statement.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of providing drugs for Alzheimer's disease in each of the last five years.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the most recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence proposals on Alzheimer's drugs.

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response she has received from the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence to representations from her Department on the Alzheimer's...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the prescription of Alzheimer's drugs based on clinical need as assessed by medical staff.

      Ambulance Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average response time was for ambulances in (a) England and (b) Surrey in each of the last five years.

      Aphasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been diagnosed with aphasia in the east midlands in the last five years; and what proportion of those diagnosed were below the ageof 18.

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified audiologists are working in the NHS in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust.

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking (a) to train and (b) to recruit more audiologists for the NHS; (2) how many qualified audiologists there have...

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time is for a (a) hearing test and (b) fitting for a digital hearing aid; (2) how much was spent on delivering digital...

      Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust's ratio of (a) nurses and (b) doctors per 100 beds is increased to the...

      Bedford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the financial situation of Bedford hospital NHS trust following her visit on 3 October 2006; and if she will allow the...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) the average waiting time for breast cancer genetic test results was in (a) England and (b) Cannock Chase in the last period for which figures are...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the time taken to produce genetic testing results for breast cancer (a) in England and (b) in Northumberland since 2004;...

      Campylobacter Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of campylobacter infections was in the most recent 24 months for which figures are available.

      Cancelled Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS operations were cancelled in Lancashire due to (a) administrative errors, (b) lack of beds, (c) outbreaks of MRSA or other infections,...

      Capability Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to publish the results of her Department's capability review, referred to in the Prime Minister's letter to her dated 15 May 2006.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued to ensure that those resident in hospitals, nursing homes and residential homes managed by independent or voluntary sector...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the change in costs for the national health service arising as a result of climate change impacts over the next 10 years.

      Clinicenta Bid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many bids were made for the development, construction and operation of the new surgical hubs and assessment and diagnostic centres in South...

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Health what guidance her Department has givento (a) NHS hospitals, (b) nursing and care homes, (c) dentists, (d) ambulance trusts, (e) general practitioners,...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State forHealth which strategic health authorities had submitted bids for capital funding for community hospitals by 21 October; for which projects strategic health...

      Connected Care Pilot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the Connected Care pilot project in the Owton ward of the Hartlepool constituency; and if she will...

      Counterfeit Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Department and its agencies are taking to limit the importation of counterfeit prescription drugs.

      Dairy Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many inspections of UK milk and dairy products establishments were carried out by the Food Standards Agency in each year since 1997, broken down...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children were registered with an NHS dentist in each parliamentary constituency in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there were per head of population in (a) England and (b) each region in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many students (a) started and (b) graduated from dentistry courses in England in each year since 1997.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was allocated for dental studies in each year since 1997; and whether this money is ringfenced.

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which information technology projects cost her Department more than £50,000 since 2001; how many qualified tender proposals there were for each...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Doctor:Nurse Ratios

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Health what is the average ratio of (a) nurses and (b) doctors per 100 hospital beds in (i) England and (ii) each primary care trust in London; and if she will...

      Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken by the Royal Free Hampstead NHS Trust to ensure that high quality specialist local provision is available for children with...

      East of England Strategic Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the review of acute hospital services in the east of England by the East of England strategic health authority; what part she...

      East of England Strategic Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on which occasions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have met (i) the chairman and (ii) the interim chief executive of the East of England strategic...

      Edgware Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients used services at Edgware community hospital in the last 12 months, broken down by department.

      Efexor XL Capsules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what and how many reports her Department has received on the side effects of Efexor XL capsules (venlafaxine); and if she will make a statement; (2)...

      Embryonic Stem Cell Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when support for embryonic stem cell research became Government policy; who was consulted beforehand; and if she will make a statement.

      Emergency Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions for (a) angina and (b) asthma there were in hospitals in Peterborough and Stamford NHS foundation trust area in each year...

      Executive Coaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what use is made of executive coaches by her Department.

      Fiscal Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2006, Official Report, column 759W, on fiscal incentives, what her Department's most recent assessment is of the merits...

      Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations the Government have made to the Nuffield Council on Bioethics on fluoridation.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many single-handed practitioners there are in England; and how many of them have not received the full amount of seniority pay appropriate to their...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the tender for the new contract for general practitioner services for the Middleton area of Milton Keynes is expected to be issued.

      Health Expenditure (Surrey)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on health care per capita in Surrey in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2004-05.

      Health Expenditure Weighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 August to question 13422, what weight of resources expressed as a proportion of the whole capitation target is accounted for...

      Health Expenditure Weighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 August to question 13422, for each of the three elements of the national weighted capitation formula, what level of capita...

      Healthcare Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many complaints have been considered by the Healthcare Commission since its inception; and what the (a) average and (b) maximum time taken has...

      Hemicrania Continua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will direct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to assess the (a) cost and (b) clinical effectiveness of occipital nerve...

      Hepatologists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hepatologists there are working in the NHS in England; and which hospitals in England have a resident hepatologist.

      Herbal Medicinal Products Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications for the registration of products under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive have been received by...

      Hospital and Community Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the combined algorithm for hospital and community data to be published; and if she will make a statement.

      Hospital Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) her officials have had with (i) the chairman of the Labour party, (ii) Labour party employees and...

      Heat Map / Health Service Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the heat maps that have been prepared by her Department to analyse the impact of hospital closures.

      Independent Sector Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department will include the provision of training as a contractual obligation for phase two independent sector treatment centres.

      Independent Sector Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS staff will be able to work in phase two independent sector treatment centres under the additionality rules; and if she will make a statement.

      Independent Sector Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to consult patient groups, NHS unions and the wider public before awarding contracts to independent treatment centres.

      Kernicterus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action her Department has taken in response to recommendations made by the Chief Medical Officer on page 37 of his annual report 2005 for the...

      Long-term Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her latest estimate is of the additional cost of implementing in full the recommendations of the Royal Commission on long-term care.

      Luton and Dunstable Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional funding she plans to allocate to Luton and Dunstable hospital in relation to increased patients arising from Hemel Hempstead hospital's...

      Matrons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many matrons have been employed in the NHS in each year since 2001.

      Medical Devices Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) fatal accidents and (b) adverse incident reports to the Medical Devices Agency there were in each year since 1997; what the most common...

      Medical Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) compulsory and (b) voluntary redundancies have been made by (i) Barnet primary care trust, (ii) Barnet and Chase Farm NHS trust, (iii)...

      Medical Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the combined budget was for medical research and research and development within the NHS in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the budget will...

      Medicine Re-packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the re-packaging of medicines for parallel trade; and what assessmentshe has made of the effect of re-packaging on the (a) quality...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the role of social enterprise models in the provision of mental health care and services; and what discussions the...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to support mental health services in Hertfordshire; and if she will make a statement.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received from the Humber mental health teaching NHS trust on the proposed closure of Rivers Ward mental health...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on the Avon and Wiltshire mental health partnership's Moving On Arts project; and what funding has been made available to the...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what most recent advice she has received from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the prescribing of Alimta pemetrexed for...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of mesothelioma have been diagnosed in each strategic health authority area in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the cost to the NHS of allowing the use of Alimta across England for the treatment of mesothelioma; (2) which primary...

      Milk Tokens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of time taken was for the token distribution unit to issue milk tokens to a claimant once information of a claimant's eligibility...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many employees in (a) her Department and (b) related agencies and non-departmental public bodies were affected by the increase in the minimum wage...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings the Labour party chairman and Minister without portfolio has attended in her Department in relation to the closure or reduction of NHS...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS establishments in Wantage constituency Ministers in her Department have visited in the last12 months.

      Modernising Medical Careers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many junior doctor training posts are planned under the Modernising Medical Careers scheme, broken down by specialty; whether trainee doctors will be...

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to extend the financial role of the foundation trusts regulator, Monitor, in agreeing NHS trust hospitals' capital and revenue budgets...

      MRI Scanner (Bedford)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Eastern Region strategic health authority will approve funding for the installation of the replacement MRI scanner at Bedford hospital.

      Multiple Sclerosis Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many multiple sclerosis specialist nurses there are in (a) Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals and (b) England; and if she will make a statement.

      Multi-professional Education Levy Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the multi-professional education levy budget was in each strategic health authority in each of the last three years.

      Muslim Council of Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) financial support and (b) support in kind her Department and its agencies have given to the Muslim Council of Britain each year since 1997.

      National Patient Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the public purse has been of the National Patient Safety Agency in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement.

      National Patient Safety Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures she uses to establish the (a) efficacy and (b) value for money of the National Patient Safety Agency; and if she will make a statement.

      National Programme for Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 2137W, on the National Programme for Information Technology, which NHS organisations...

      Netcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on the health sector in Lancashire of the award of the capture, assess, treat and support contract to Netcare.

      Netcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed by Netcare on work contracted with the NHS in the last 12 months for which figures are available, broken down by NHS region.

      Netcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the contract for Netcare services in Cumbria and Lancashire will be signed; and what specialisms are included in the contract.

      Neurotin Gabapentin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on neurotin gabapentin in the latest year for which figures are available; what assessment has been made of the drug's value for...

      NHS (Hertfordshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will examine the efficiency of the regional and strategic administration of the NHS in Hertfordshire over the last 10 years.

      NHS (Litigation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid out by the NHS litigation authority for each hospital trust in Greater Manchester in each of the last three years.

      NHS (Litigation)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were made about services at each hospital in Greater Manchester in each of the last three years; and how many such cases went to...

      NHS Business Service Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contingencies there are for national emergencies within the contract for supply chain logistics due to be managed by the Supply Chain Management...

      NHS Clinical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of NHS clinical services was in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.

      NHS Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many jobs there are in the NHS in (a) Redbridge and (b) Waltham Forest; and how many there were in October 1997.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the potential effect on local authorities' social services departments of the financial deficits of NHS trusts.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of governors' positions are vacant on each foundation NHS trust.

      NHS Injury Benefit Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether an allowance payable under the terms of the NHS Injury Benefit Scheme to a general practitioner whose sole emoluments are in the form of fees...

      NHS Logistics Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 2145W, on the NHS Logistics Authority, if she will publish the findings of the 2003...

      NHS Salaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS spent on the salaries of administrative staff in (a) 1995 and (b) 2005.

      NHS Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the names and periods of office of those responsible as chairmen and chief executives for the regional and strategic administration of...

      NHS Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment she has made of the Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire NHS "Investing in Your Health" programme; and if she will make a...

      NHS Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had in 2006 with (i) East of England strategic health authority, (ii) Hertfordshire primary care...

      NHS Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the sterile supplies service to hospitals and general practitioners in North East Hertfordshire; and if she will make a...

      NHS Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the transfer of (a) departmental and (b) NHS staff to the private or independent sectors counts towards the Department's Gershon review targets;...

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the use of (a) the niqab, (b) the chador and (c) the burka by NHS staff; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by Suffolk West primary care trust on salaries and wages for (a) general and senior managers, (b) nurses and midwives and (c)...

      NHS Trust Property Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has issued on the sale of property by NHS trusts.

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the case for reviewing the remit and scope of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what monitoring she undertakes of the extent to which the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence takes note of all responses received...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is required to take into account the availability of alternative treatment when...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice she issues to clinicians about compliance with guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence when there are no...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether intervention guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is mandatory.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been received by the health service from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in the last two years.

      Nurse and Physiotherapy Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely effect of cuts in the multi-professional education and training levy for the South Central strategic health...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the adequacy of maternity pay awarded to nurses who work in hospices; and if she will make a statement.

      Nursing Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the likely impact of the Government's 10 year strategy for funding nursing education on the number of places available;...

      Organ Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget for publicising organ donation was in 2005-06.

      Organ Transplants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many organ transplant operations were carried out on private patients in NHS hospitals in the last three years; (2) how many organ transplant...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she intends to introduce the payment by results scheme for specialist palliative care services provided on behalf of the NHS by adult independent...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she (a) has issued during 2006 and (b) plans to issue during the next 12 months to primary care trusts on the provision of palliative care...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received since July on the Palliative Care for the Terminally Ill Bill; how many of these (a) supported and (b) opposed the...

      Payment by Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to announce the (a) next steps, (b) scope and (c) unbundling relating to payment by results.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account is taken of underfunding of primary care trusts (PCT) in relation to the capitation formula under departmental guidance when PCT deficits are...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of each savings plan of those London primary care trusts that have such a plan in place; (2) if she will...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the revenue allocations to each primary care trust are by (a) weighted and (b) unweighted head for (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; what current...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the pension liabilities are in respectof former staff at (a) Royal Sussex county hospital, (b) Southlands hospital in West Sussex and (c) Worthing...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the (a) rate and (b) annual cost of employer contributions in each public sector pension scheme for which her...

      Private Finance Initiative Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what objectives have been set for the review of preferred private finance initiative hospitals; and if she will make a statement.

      Pfizer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect on the NHS of recent changes to wholesale arrangements involving drugs manufactured by Pfizer; what assessment...

      Pharmaceutical Manufacturers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to prevent the imposition of quotas by pharmaceutical manufacturers on the supply of medicines supplied to pharmaceutical...

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trained physiotherapists there are; how many are in training; how many are unemployed; and what assessment she has made of the longer-term...

      Physiotherapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the possible effect of addressing deficits in the NHS on recruitment of physiotherapist graduates.

      Plagiocephaly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the development of moulding helmets and cranial banding for...

      Polling and Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by (a) the NHS and (b) her Department on Ipsos MORI polling and research in the last six months.

      Post-65 Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of total spending on hospital and community health services in England is accounted for by treatment of or provision of services to...

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to encourage pregnant women to exercise regularly; and if she will make a statement.

      Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on stress in pregnancy; and if she will make a statement.

      Primary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was to the public purse of the reconfiguration of primary care in Cambridgeshire up to 30 September; and if she will make a statement.

      Primary Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the new primary care trust offices in Dereham, Norfolk, will be purchased via a private finance initiative.

      Public Health (Control of Disease) Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to review the Public Health (Control of Disease) Act 1984.

      Quality Outcomes Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to link the quality and outcomes framework and implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance.

      Residential Care/Supported Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the process by which discretionary awards of personal expenses allowances are made to people in residential care by local...

      Residential Care/Supported Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of differences in income between people in (a) residential care and (b) supported living tenancies; and if she will make a...

      Restaurant Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many restaurants and other food outlets were closed down for breach of food safety regulations in each year since 2002.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made against the commitment made in her Department's White Paper, Choosing Health, to ensure that every secondary school and...

      Severance Packages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total cost of severance packages to the NHS was in each year since 1997-98 in (a) real and (b) nominal terms; and what estimate she has made of...

      Staff Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many years since 1997 the pay settlement forher Department's staff has been implemented later than 1 August; and when she expects to implement the...

      Stem Cell Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will bring forward legislation with similar provisions to the Alternative Pluripotent Stem Cell Therapies Enhancement Act passed by the United...

      Stem Cell Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her position is on EU level controls on stem cell research; and if she will make a statement.

      Sussex Health Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time(i) doctors, (ii) nurses and (iii) other health professionals work at (A) the Royal Sussex county hospital, (B)...

      Umbilican Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on the collection and storage of umbilican cord blood; and if she will make a statement.

      Under-served Markets Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which areas her Department's under-served markets project is being applied; what additional resources have been allocated to the project; and if she...

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting times have been for (a) heart and (b) cancer operations in Bolsover constituency in each year since 1997.

      Waiting Lists/Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time for(i) in-patients and (ii) out-patients was in each year since 2002 (A) in total and (B) in each primary...

      Watford General Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made with the proposed private finance initiative redevelopment of Watford general hospital; and if she will make a statement.

      Weighted Capitation Model

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the weighted capitation model was introduced.

      Weighted Capitation Model

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times the weighted capitation model and its predecessors have been adjusted since 1997.

      West Midlands Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the new non-executive directors of the West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS trust are; and what their registrable (a) interests and (b) affiliations are.

      West Sussex Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent meetings she has had to discuss the future of hospitals in West Sussex; when they were held; and who attended each.

      West Sussex Health Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the future demographic pressures on the health service in West Sussex.

      West Sussex Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will visit hospitals in West Sussex planned for closure or downgrading.

      Worthing Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to Worthing hospital to see an (a) dermatology and (b) cardiology consultant in each of the last three years.

      Health Expenditure Weighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 August to question 13422, if she will set out the impact of the weighting of the three elements of the national weighted...

  • Home Department

    • Accession Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many workers from the new member states of the EU are claiming tax credits; and how many are claiming in respect of families still living...

    • Albania

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who he met during his recent visit to Albania; what matters were discussed; and if he will make a statement.

      Alcohol (Minors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to prevent the purchasing of alcohol by adults for consumption by minors.

      Alcohol (Minors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the role of alcohol abuse by minors in recorded cases of antisocial behaviour in Copeland.

      Alcohol (Minors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to minors in the last 12 months.

      Alcohol (Minors)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many online retailers were prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-age customers in each year for which figures are available.

      Alcohol Treatment Requirement Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Alcohol Treatment Requirement Orders have been issued in England and Wales in 2005.

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been made available in each constabulary for tackling alcohol-related crime in each of the Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns;...

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional money has been made available to the police in the last 12 months for tackling alcohol-related crime in addition to the...

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to extend the Alcohol Misuse Enforcement Campaigns.

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol-related crimes have been recorded in each constabulary in each quarter of the last five years.

      Alcohol-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there have been for alcohol-related crimes in each quarter of the last five years.

      Amnesty International (Prison Inspections)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what inspections Amnesty International have made of conditions in British prisons in each of the last five years; and what the (a) duration...

      Amnesty International (Prison Inspections)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Amnesty International has visited class A (a) prisons and (b) prisons where prisoners are being held under terrorism legislation in...

      Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department is taking to protect anglers from attacks by anti-fishing extremists; and what consultation has been undertaken...

      Animal Trading

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for selling endangered animals there were in 2005.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of anti-Semitic violence in (A) Southend, (B) Essex and...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of anti-Semitism have been reported in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales in the last 12 months.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent representations he has received from (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords, (c) organisations and (d)...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions have been made and (b) fixed penalty notices have been issued by (i) police and (ii) local authorities for (A)...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) fixed penalty notices have been issued and (b) prosecutions have been made for the sale of spray paint to minors since the...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about antisocial behaviour were made to Lancashire Constabulary during the Hallowe'en and Guy Fawkes night period in each...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dispersal orders were issued in (a) Lancashire and (b) Ribble Valley in each of the last five years.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued under the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in the (a) Lancashire Constabulary and (b)...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of anti-social behaviour orders have given rise to action by the police in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) why Dudley was not given trailblazer status in 2003 as part of the Government initiative to reduce anti-social behaviour; (2) what...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been breached in each local authority area in the last three years.

      Armed Forces (Foreign Nationals)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who had served in the British armed forces (a) applied for and (b) were granted (i) indefinite leave to remain...

      Arranged Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of marriages arranged between members of the Pakistani and Bangladeshi communities with spouses...

      Assets Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much in cash and assets has been seized by the Assets Recovery Agency in each year since its formation.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department started to track the numbers of fresh applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain; how many fresh applications have been...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether he has plans to make an assessment of the time required to resolve current outstanding applications for Indefinite Leave to...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for Indefinite Leave to Remain are outstanding; and if he will make a statement.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how regularly the Department reviews its opinion on whether a country is safe for returning asylum seekers.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the change in the number of outstanding asylum cases in the Immigration and Nationality Directorate since 1 June.

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the report produced for his Department by Professor Dustmann on the effect on immigration of an...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether family applications to be re-united with those given leave to remain are required to meet the test that they will (a) not be...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ministerial approvals have been given for the detention of a child in an immigration detention centre for more than 28 days in each...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many transfers of long-held immigration stamps were completed in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06,...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent transferring long-held immigration stamps in (a) 2001-02, (b) 2002-03, (c) 2003-04, (d) 2004-05 and (e) 2005-06; and...

      Asylum/Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimates he has made of the number of people living in the UK who (a) have and (b) have had asylum seeker status.

      British Citizenship (Hong Kong)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of children from Hong Kong who received their British citizenship certificates after February 2006 have...

      Burglaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the level of burglaries of (a) domestic and (b) commercial properties; and if he will make a...

      CCTV Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make provision for closed-circuit television images to be able to be copied for use by the police in criminal investigations.

      Channings Wood Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2006, Official Report, column 75W, on Channings Wood Prison, what recent progress has been made on...

      Child Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 19 June 2006, Official Report, column 1051W, on child pornography, what progress has been made by the UK internet...

      Cigarette Lighters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of the Cigarette Lighter Refill (Safety) Regulations 1999; what recent representations he has...

      Citizenship Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people took part in citizenship ceremonies in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in 2005.

      Committal Hearings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of committal hearings resulted in the case being heard in the Crown court in each of the last three years.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many control orders which allow officials to search a home have been served since their introduction.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which individuals have breached control orders; (2) how many control orders have been breached in each of the last 12 months; (3)...

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many suspects are subject to a control order.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines are issued by his Department on action to be taken in the case of a suspect breaching the conditions of his control order.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the letter of 20 July from the hon. Member for Warley regarding Mrs. Nagina Bi.

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of (i) youths, (ii) adult males and (iii) adult females from Coventry in...

      Crime Statistics

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

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time was for a criminal injuries compensation claim to be processed in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library the responses to his Department's public consultation document Criminal Justice System, Inspection Reform:...

      Criminal Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which provisions of the Criminal Justice Act 2003 are yet to come into force; and when he expects each to come into force.

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of people with a criminal record.

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many disclosures have been issued by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) in each year since inception of the facility; and how many people...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which databases controlled by his Department have had confirmed security breaches in each of the last nine years.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure was of his private office on (a) entertainment, (b) travel and (c) overnight subsistence in each of the last five...

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which of his Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) educational and (b) other materials about crime reduction his Department produces; and which of this information is available in a...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of staff in (a) the Prison Service, (b) the Identity and Passport Office and (c) the Forensic Science Service...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his Department will (a) carry out an audit of its staff to establish an age profile of its workforce, (b) negotiate an age management...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department recognises the International GCSE as an acceptable substitute for a GCSE for the purposes of recruitment.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of vacancies in his Department in the last 12 months required candidates to have at least a grade C in (a) English and (b)...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2006, Official Report, columns 632-33W, on deportation, where in the written statement and the letter from...

      Disclosure to Defendants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the codes of practice issued under the (a) Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and (b) Criminal Procedure and...

      DNA Expansion Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place a copy of the DNA Expansion Plan in the Library of the House.

      Drug Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for (a) possession and (b) possession with intent to supply the drug crystal methamphetamine have taken place in the...

      Drug Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of drugs offences in the East Midlands in each of the last six years.

      Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) quantity and (b) types of illegal drugs were seized at East Midlands airport in the last 28 days; how many arrests have been made...

      Drugs Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of supplying (a) Class A, (b) Class B, (c) Class C and (d) Class D drugs in each of the last five...

      e-Crime Co-ordination Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he expects the E-Crime Co-ordination Unit to be established; (2) what assessment he has made of how the proposed e-Crime...

      Election Leaflets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 2 May 2006, Official Report, column 445W, on general election leaflets, when the Minister for Policing will write...

      Entry Refusals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people seeking entry to the UK in the last three months have been refused entry on the grounds that they might (a) commit criminal...

      Ethnic Gangs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research has been undertaken into how to tackle ethnic gangs in England and Wales.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which countries do not have to provide prima facie evidence when applying for the extradition of a person from the United Kingdom.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the European Convention on Extradition contains provisions to refuse extradition if any of the conduct concerned was carried out in...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will establish a central record of the numbers of firearms (a) seized and (b) disposed of by police services in England and Wales.

      Food Processing/Agricultural Sectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations have been consulted on the decision to exempt the food processing and agricultural sectors from the work permit...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2006, Official Report, column 643W, on foreign criminals, in what part of the letter to the Chairman of...

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what operations established to find and detain released foreign national offenders have been cancelled; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals were being held in prisons in England and Wales as of August.

      Government Social Research Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the Government Social Research Service in his Department in each of the last five years; how many projects have been...

      Home Detention Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Monmouth (David T.C. Davies) of 17 May 2006, Official Report, column 1037W, on home detention...

      Humberside Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the steps necessary to improve the performance of Humberside Police; if he will make more resources available...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the estimated cost is of the implementation of the identity cards system to (a) members of the Association of British National...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what distance identity cards produced under ISO standard 14443A can be read.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 553W, on identity cards, how much has been spent since May 2006.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated capital set up costs are of the Identity Card scheme.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated annual cost is of the maintenance and operation of the infrastructure for the Identity Card scheme.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training the Department has provided for (a) front desk and (b) administrative staff in relation to identity fraud.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what internal training courses on tackling identity fraud are provided to departmental staff who have access to members of the public's...

      Intercept Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration has been given to the use of electronic intercept evidence in court.

      Intercept Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce legislation to allow intercept evidence to be used in court.

      Internet Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to raise public awareness of internet crime.

      Internet Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on restricting internet pornography since January; how many (a) supported and (b) opposed...

      Internet Pornography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of accessing child pornography on the internet in (A)...

      Internet Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals for a legal definition of internet terrorism.

      IT Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) projected cost at the time of tender and (b) actual cost at the time of completion was for each IT contract commissioned by...

      Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women from (a) India and (b) Pakistan were granted permission to live in the UK with their UK-resident husbands in each of the...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) Acts and (b) parts of Acts received Royal Assent between 1 May 1997 and June 2006 for which his Department has policy...

      Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what checks are in place of fundraising charities associated with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam in the United Kingdom; (2)...

      Life Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to transfer lifer prisoners resident in prisons no longer classified as lifer establishments to suitable prisons.

      Light Bulbs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of light bulbs purchased by his Department in 2005 were of the compact fluorescent type.

      Liquid Explosives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to develop ways of detecting liquid explosives.

      London Bombings (Compensation Payments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many non-British amputees of the London bombings on 7 July 2005 are eligible for compensation under the Criminal Injuries...

      Micheal Shields

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements he is making to transfer Michael Shields from prison in Bulgaria to the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Migration (EU Accession Countries)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the regional pattern of settlement of workers who have come to the UK from the EU accession countries of 2004.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions he has met (a) the Head of the (i) Parole Board, (ii) Probation Service and (iii) Prison Service, (b) the Commissioner of...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions he has visited Wales in the last 12 months.

      Miscarriages of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) shortest and (b) longest time has been for releasing a person from prison following the quashing of the conviction causing him...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many children and young people were reported missing to the police between 1 April 2006 and 30 September 2006 in each police force...

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) convicted of motoring offences, including those resulting from automatic cameras, and (b) issued with parking...

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motoring offences were dealt with by police in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1993, broken down by offence.

      Mr. David Robers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the evidence of Mr. David Roberts of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to the Home Affairs Select Committee on 16 May 2006...

      Multi-agency Public Protection Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders supervised under multi-agency public protection arrangements (MAPPA) have subsequently been returned to prison before the...

      Muslim Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) representatives of his Department have held with (i) the Muslim Council of Britain, (ii) the Muslim...

      Non-emergency Telephone Number

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in what parts of the United Kingdom the national single non-emergency number is available; (2) on what date the national single...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions in the last six months prisoners in closed conditions were moved as a group to open prisons on out-of-area placements; how...

      Operation Oyster Catcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) objectives and (b) results were of Operation Oyster Catcher.

      Operation Oyster Catcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the cost was of Operation Oyster Catcher; (2) what additional resources he has made available to (a) Dyfed Powys police, (b)...

      Opinion Polling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library copies of all opinion polling commissioned by his Department in the last 15 months.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to provide substantive answers to questions (a) 68948, (b) 68802, (c) 68947, (d) 68950, (e) 68795, (f) 68887 and (g)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question 67768, tabled on 27 April 2006 by the hon. Member for Aylesbury, which sought substantive replies to questions...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question 80134, on the Sex Offenders Register, tabled by the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead on 21 June for answer on...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to question 73527, on the illegal migrant population, tabled by the hon. Member for Ashford for answer on 24 May 2006.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question (a) 84854, on prisons, tabled on 10 July 2006, (b) 82996, on foreign criminals, tabled on 4 July 2006, (c)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many written parliamentary questions tabled to his Department before (a) 25th July and (b) 2nd October remained unanswered on 9th October.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer question 71762 tabled by the hon. Member for Eastleigh on 16 May 2006; and if he will make a statement on the...

      Penalty Notices (Traffic Offences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which traffic offences fixed penalty notices can be issued.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the arrangements are for the payment of pensions to people who retire early through ill-health for each pension scheme for which...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the (a) present and (b) future retirement age arrangements are for each public sector pension scheme for which his Department...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what savings estimate he has made of the effect on costs of the reforms to public sector pensions agreed with trades unions in 2005 for each...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the current estimate is of the unfunded liability, in present value terms, of each public sector pension scheme for which his Department...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the (a) rate and (b) annual cost of employer contributions to each public sector pension scheme for...

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

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

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in Derbyshire (a) retired and (b) took ill-health retirement in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations his Department has received from (a) Cambridgeshire police authority and (b) Cambridgeshire constabulary on the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cautions were issued in the Cambridgeshire constabulary area for (a) violence against the person, (b) theft and handling stolen...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers, (b) special constables, (c) police community support officers and (d) support staff are employed in each...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Metropolitan Police's property strategy is; how it applies in areas where there are significant property deficiencies for...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he plans to implement in full the recommendations of the Police Arbitration Panel in connection with police pay; and if he will make a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by police forces in England and Wales on translation services in 2005-06.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what legislation a serving police officer can be (a) prosecuted and (b) cautioned for alleged offences committed whilst on duty; and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers facing disciplinary charges in each police area in England and Wales retired on grounds of ill health (a) before...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in Durham (a) retired and (b) took ill health retirement in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police force area in England and Wales retired on grounds of ill health in each of the last five years for...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the operation of section (a) 33 and (b) 36 of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984; and what recent...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants are made from public funds to the (a) gay, (b) black and (c) Christian police associations; and what other associations there...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers (a) were recruited by and (b) retired from the service with Lancashire Constabulary in each of the last...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total funding from the Home Office was to each police authority in Wales for the last five years for which figures are available.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding is available from his Department to police authorities in Wales to employ police community support officers.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been made available to (a) each branch of the Metropolitan Police Force and (b) each county force in 2005-06.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding the Metropolitan Police Force allocated to the London borough of Havering in 2005-06.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many architectural liaison officers there are in each police authority in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in Lancashire (a) retired and (b) took retirement on the grounds of ill-health in each of the last five years; and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the annual cost of an increase in police pay of (a) 2.2 per cent. as proposed by the Official Side and (b) of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent reports he has received on the use of closed circuit television equipment in police stations.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) police community support officers and (b) regular police officers fall into each ethnic category in each London borough.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was (a) claimed by and (b) awarded to Cambridgeshire Police Authority as compensation for spending relating to preparations for...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received relating to the advertisement by the Gay Police Association published in the Independent newspaper on 29...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Solicitor-General on the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service not to proceed against the Gay Police...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Gay Police Association has received public funding in each of the last five years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces in England have a mounted branch; and how many had such a branch in 1997.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are being put in place to stop vandalism of the National Police Memorial located on The Mall.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers (a) retired from service with and (b) were recruited to the North Wales Police in each of the last five years.

      Prestwick Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted for an offence in connection with entering Prestwick airport in each...

      Prince's Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which serving police officers have been seconded to work with the Prince's Trust; and for what purposes.

      Prison Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners undertook treatment with the Rehabilitation of Addicted Prisoners Trust in England and Wales in each of the last five...

      Prison Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recommendations made by the Home Affairs Committee in the report alternatives to prison sentences have been implemented; and if he...

      Prisoners' Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that discharged prisoners may nominate an address to which their property will be sent.

      Prisoners' Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the future arrangements will be for the disposal of the property of former prisoners that is not collected on their discharge by a court.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2006, Official Report, column 885W, on prisoners, how many temporary release licences have been issued in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new prisons the Government have commissioned since 1997.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make publicly available the model used to calculate prison population projections for the Home Office Statistical Bulletin.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of removing and transferring foreign national prisoners from Ford Prison on 26 May.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 September 2006, Official Report, column 1915W, on prisons, if he will break down the capital cost by...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners have been re-categorised from (a) B to D and (b) C to D in each of the last five years, broken down by month.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners in prisons in England and Wales (a) have a history of mental illness, (b) receive treatment for mental illnesses, (c)...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated (a) cost and (b) timetable is of the works to increase the size of the Mosque facilities at HMP Wandsworth.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will break down by (a) nationality and (b) ethnic origin the number of those admitted to prisons and young offender institutions in...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of whether there is a relationship between prison overcrowding and re-offending rates.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the future of the National Probation Directorate; and what assessment he has made of future required staffing levels.

      Proceeds of Crime Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) solicitors and (b) accountants have been prosecuted for offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 since it came into effect.

      Prolific and Priority Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) the role is and (b) range of work carried out by the Prolific and Other Priority Offenders Clearing House at HM Prison Service...

      Prolific and Priority Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of total recorded crime in England and Wales he estimates was committed by persistent and prolific offenders in the last five...

      Proscribed Terrorist Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to extend the list of proscribed terrorist groups.

      Released Prisoners (Supervision)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases the police do not know the current residential addresses of (a) former convicted prisoners and (b) foreign national...

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2006, Official Report, column 2144W, on road safety, what proportion of fines were (a) issued after an...

      Road Traffic Accidents (Cambridgeshire)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many road traffic accidents in Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years involved (a) speeding, (b) driving under the influence of...

      Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals working in his Department are on secondment from private companies; and if he will list their companies of origin.

      Security Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many doormen have (a) applied for and (b) been issued with a security industry authority licence since the Licensing Act 2003 came into...

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what details of residence a (a) registered sex offender and (b) other offender is obliged to supply to the court.

      Speed Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the non-enforcement by police of 20 mph zones.

      Spy Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures are in place to prevent spy software being installed on UK mobile networks; and if he will make a statement.

      Tablighi Jammaat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) Ministers and (b) others in his Department have met representatives of Tablighi Jammaat during the last three years; and if he...

      Tax Credits (Fraud)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department is taking in conjunction with HM Revenue and Customs to reduce suspected organised fraud of the tax credits system.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer provided by the Minister of State on 18 September 2006, Official Report, column 2490W, what factors he took into...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detained without charge under the most recent anti-terrorist legislation have been held for (a) longer than 14 days, (b) longer...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to introduce amendments to terror legislation to allow the use of interview after charge.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to assess the involvement of far-right political groups in terrorist activities.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources his Department has allocated to the prevention of fascist and far-right terrorism.

      Theft (Chorley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were arrested for shoplifting in Chorley in the last 12 months; (2) how many people were arrested for car theft in the...

      Under-age Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of fixed penalty notices for proxy purchase relating to underage drinking.

      University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the decision was taken to require budget reductions to cover the budget deficit of the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust; what...

      US-UK Extradition Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there was reference to negotiations on a US-UK extradition treaty in ministerial briefing papers provided by the Department in 2002...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding was given to Victim Support in each of the last 20 years at today's prices (a) in total and (b) for each police authority area.

      Violent Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the police take to investigate violent assaults images of which have been posted onto the internet; how many prosecutions have...

      Violent Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what offences are categorised as violent crime; and what the criteria are for such categorisation.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer from the Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office of 30 October 2006, Official Report, column 254W, on...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) suicides, (b) attempted suicides and (c) cases of self-harm there have been in young offender institutions in each of the...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of young people under 18 have been classed as serious and persistent offenders in each of the last five years.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of people in young offender institutions have special educational needs.

  • Defence

    • ABCA Armies Standardisation Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the ABCA Armies Standardisation Programme; and what recent measures have been taken in pursuit of the objectives of this...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service women requested an abortion while stationed overseas in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) the age of the woman, (b) the...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is towards a request by service women for an abortion; where such operations are performed; whether additional leave is...

      Absence without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of soldiers of 2nd Battalion Royal Welsh Regiment were absent without leave (AWOL) on (a) 1 July 2006, (b) 1 September...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training infantry units likely to be committed to Afghanistan have received to enable them to cope with the terrain in their potential areas of...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many opium farmers in Afghanistan have been paid to destroy their crops in each of the last five years; at what cost in each year; and how many...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provisions are in place for compensation for Afghan civilians killed, wounded or otherwise harmed during ISAF operations.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department takes to support (a) young soldiers and (b) those engaged in their first mission in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on employing mercenaries in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what NATO's policy is on the payment of funds to armed groups in Afghanistan for security purposes.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many militants have been captured in Afghanistan in each of the past 12 months, broken down by nationality.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deaths of (a) civilians and (b) militants resulted from NATO activity in Afghanistan in each of the last six months.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers serving in Afghanistan are from (a) Coventry, South and (b) the West Midlands region.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are being interned by British forces in Afghanistan because they are perceived to be a threat to international security assistance force...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to ensure that members of the armed forces in Afghanistan receive winter warfare clothing.

      Afghanistan/Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many soldiers serving in Afghanistan are from (a) Wales and (b) Aberavon constituency; (2) how many soldiers serving in Iraq are from (a)...

      Air Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans there are to deploy a Chinook helicopter in the Falkland Islands; (2) what plans there are for heavy lift capability in the Falkland...

      Aircraft Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what aircraft activity for which his Department was responsible there was in the Bude and Holsworthy area on 26 October.

      Amputees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British servicemen and women have become amputees on active service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many goats have been used in experiments commissioned by his Department in each year since 2000; for what purposes they have been used; and if he...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on exempting members of the armed forces from council...

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the impact of (a) extra armour and (b) other additional features on the ability of the Cougar vehicle to withstand...

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent orders his Department has placed for armoured vehicles; and with which companies.

      Army (Deployments)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the last three operational deployments were of (a) 40 Commando, (b) 42 Commando, (c) 45 Commando and (d) 28 Regiment Royal Engineers; and what...

      Army Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of those who have passed the Army's Regular Commissioning Board interview since 2003 have (a) entered Sandhurst Military Academy and...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Atomic Weapons Establishment (a) has conducted and (b) is conducting studies of a hydrodynamic testing facility involving fix x-ray machines.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Atomic Weapons Establishment has conducted studies of the use of hydrodynamic test facilities for maintaining the security and reliability of...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Atomic Weapons Establishment is considering new hydrodynamic testing facilities.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) scientists, (b) engineers and (c) technicians the Atomic Weapons Establishment is planning to hire over the next five years; and in what...

      Briefing Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the briefing packs provided by his Department to (a) Mr. Bill Jeffrey CB, (b) Sir Peter Spencer KCB and (c)...

      Captain Daniel Wright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which recommendations from the report on the death of Captain Daniel Wright have been implemented.

      Casualty Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British personnel have been (a) killed and (b) wounded in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq since the commencement of hostilities.

      Casualty Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have been (a) killed and (b) seriously wounded in action since May 1997.

      Casualty Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces have been wounded on operations in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq and (c) other theatres in each month since January 2005.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish information on cluster munitions stocks held by the UK.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Westmoreland and Lonsdale (Tim Farron) of 30 October 2006, Official Report, column 11, on cluster...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely failure rates of the CRV 7 Multi Purpose Sub-Munition.

      Combat Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what medical treatment is given to soldiers returning from combat suffering from stress related disorders; and if he will make a statement.

      Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre File

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he will make available his Department's Combined Services Detailed Interrogation Centre file which was stored at a location at which asbestos...

      Complaints (Equipment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force have initiated complaints procedures arising from concerns with...

      Corporate Purchasing Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many corporate purchasing cards have been issued by his Department; and what savings have been achieved as a result of their introduction.

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years; whether the breach resulted from...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's databases are (a) wholly and (b) partly operated by external organisations or individuals; and which organisations and...

      Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State forDefence which databases operated by his Department are located (a) wholly and (b) partly outside the UK; and where each of those databases and parts of...

      Defence Scientific Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who the members are of the Defence Scientific Advisory Council.

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of paying for fees at independent schools for the children of staff employed by his Department in the last year for which figures are...

      Departmental Mail

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

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the quarterly CPS21 publication for each quarter since the first quarter of 1997-98.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of vacancies in his Department in the last 12 months required candidates to have at least a grade C in (a) English and (b) mathematics GCSE.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Deployment (Germany)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what deployments have been made of units stationed in Germany in each year since 2003.

      Environmental Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessments have been conducted into the impact on (a) the environment and (b) wildlife of the use of live munitions at UK firing ranges.

      Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on defence helicopters in the equipment programme in each year since 2000-01.

      Hand-held Radios

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of using high altitude balloons to enhance the range of hand-held radios.

      Haslar Military Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military personnel and (b) civilians are awaiting treatment at Haslar Military Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Healthcare-related infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile rates per 1,000 bed days in military field hospitals (i) in total and (ii)...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy not to use Hercules aircraft which have not been fitted with (a) the latest generation defensive aids suite and (b) foam...

      Housing (Former Service Personnel)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what help his Department offers to ex-military personnel to find suitable housing after retirement from the armed forces.

      Information Technology

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

      Army (Fitness for Deployment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Army were not fully fit for operational deployment on 1 October.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have returned from Iraq wounded in each month of the last three years; and how many were wounded by (a) friendly fire, (b) accident...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many bandsmen from the band of the Royal Marines, Dartmouth, were flown from the UK to Baghdad to play at the Senior British Representative's...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel were killed in Iraq on 5 July.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on British involvement in setting up the Police Intelligence Unit in Iraq in 2003.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the investigations being carried out by the Royal Military Police into sectarian violence in Basra.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many international police trainers there are at the Joint Training Academy in Basra; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether any of the people whose names have been supplied by British intelligence agents to personnel in the Basra police service have subsequently...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a list of those correspondents deployed in Iraq who (a) have been awarded the Iraq campaign medal and (b) have refused...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British military personnel have been (a) injured and (b) killed in the Iraqi conflict since it began; and how many and what percentage of...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information has been provided to the World Health Organisation on the location of depleted uranium munitions in Iraq in (a) 1991 and (b) since...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessments were undertaken by NATO allies of Israel's compliance with international law on human rights prior to the signing of the individual...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many and what percentage of information technology projects undertaken by or for his Department since 2001 have been delivered (a) over...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's five most expensive (a) web and (b) non-web information technology projects have been since 2001.

      Joint Personnel Administration System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid to RAF personnel stationed in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) elsewhere through the Joint Personnel...

      Joint Strike Fighter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the Joint Strike Fighter against overall performance requirements.

      Language Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which foreign languages are taught to military personnel.

      Light Bulbs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of light bulbs purchased by his Department in 2005 were of the compact fluorescent type.

      Lockheed Martin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts have been awarded to Lockheed Martin by his Department since 1 January 2006.

      Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been waiting (a) under six months, (b) 12 to 18 months and (c) more than 18 months for medals.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which top-level budget holder funds mental health treatment for veterans and service personnel.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funding his Department has provided for the treatment of (a) service personnel and (b) veterans with mental health conditions in each of the last...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the independent mental health organisations employed by his Department to treat (a) serving personnel and (b) veterans in each of the...

      Military Chaplains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military chaplains there were in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) armed service, (b) rank and (c) faith.

      Military Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the Royal Navy's (a) Manpower Planning Assumptions, (b) Rating Planning Model, (c) Officers Planning Model,...

      Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 25 October 2006, Official Report, column 1877W, on military vehicles, whether the level of protection offered by the Vector...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions caused by ministerial travel in his Department.

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ministry of Defence police were based at the Colchester Garrison (a) in January 2005, (b) in January 2006 and (c) on 1 October 2006, broken...

      Ministry of Defence Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many hours per day there was Ministry of Defence Police protection at the Colchester Garrison (a) in January 2005, (b) in January 2006 and (c)...

      Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to replace the Harpoon missile.

      Movements Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Chief of the Air Staff about the performance of the Movements organisation in each of the last five years.

      National School of Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on staff training at the National School of Government in the last 12 months.

      NATO Co-operation Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which countries NATO plans to approach to sign an individual co-operation programme.

      Negotiators Briefing Pack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest version of the Negotiators Briefing Pack.

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to question 61294, on the UK's nuclear deterrent, tabled on 21 March, what the reasons were for the time taken to reply.

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the undiscounted costs of nuclear liabilities for which his Department is responsible, set out at page 220 of his Department's Annual Report and...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how often each nuclear weapons-related site in the UK is decontaminated; what his most recent estimate is of the average cost of such a decontamination;...

      Nuclear Deterrent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the expected lifespan is of the guidance systems and flight control electronics on Trident D5 missiles.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether civilian personnel on operations will be eligible for the new operational bonus.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the armed forces bonus scheme will also apply to (a) civil servants, (b) Territorial Army soldiers and (c) other forces' reservists serving in...

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish eligibility criteria for (a) additional allowances and (b) tax relief to be paid to (i) Royal Naval and (ii) Royal Air Force...

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the operational tour tax-free bonus will be paid in addition to or in place of the longer separated service allowance or longer separation allowance.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether time spent as an in-patient in hospital (a) in the UK and (b) overseas as a result of injuries received in theatre will be counted when...

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the length of service required to qualify for the operational bonus will be the same as that required to qualify for the operational service medal.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what considerations led to Sierra Leone service being excluded from the operational tour bonus.

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the payment of bonuses to cover the tax liability of personnel on active service in hazardous operation areas to be paid; and if he will...

      Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the operational tour tax free bonus applies to Gurkha personnel.

      Parachute Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what medical support is available to those taking part in the special forces basic parachute training course; and what changes to such support have...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer question 99074, on Warrior vehicles, tabled by the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire on 30 October 2006 for answer on 2...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will provide a substantive reply to question 78398 tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South on 13 June.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will answer question number 85930 on light armoured vehicles tabled by the hon. Member for Portsmouth, South on 12 July 2006.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to answer questions (a) 91724, (b) 91725 and (c) 91726, on exertion heat illness, tabled by the hon. Member for Blackpool, North and...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will provide answers to question (a) 91383, (b) 91419, (c) 91421, (d) 91422, (e) 91426, (f) 91420, (g) 91424 and (h) 91425, on defence,...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) present and (b) future retirement age arrangements are for each public sector pension scheme for which his Department has responsibility;...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current (a) accrual rate and (b) normal retirement age is for each public sector pension scheme for which his Department is responsible; and...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings estimate he has made of the effect on costs of the reforms to public sector pensions agreed with trades unions in 2005 for each year between...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current estimate is of the unfunded liability, in present value terms, of each public sector pension scheme for which his Department is...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the (a) rate and (b) annual cost of employer contributions in each public sector pension scheme for which his...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his estimate is of total annual expenditure on war pensions for financial years 2006-07 to 2010-11.

      Personnel (Investigative Agencies)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has employed investigative agencies in relation to personnel issues in the past 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the health risk to residents of Swindon of Porton Down's release of bacteria in the town in 1966; whether any other...

      Premature Voluntary Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many premature voluntary release exits there were from the regular (a) infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Engineers, (d) Royal Corps of...

      President of the Regimental Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many President of the Regimental Institute shops operate at military bases in the UK; and how many are run by commercial businesses. (2) what...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether QinetiQ is obliged to seek Government approval (a) for financial investments and (b) before bidding for a contract.

      Radio Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had on providing (a) individual radios and (b) radio frequencies for military parachutists.

      Radio Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what documents containing radio frequency identification chips are (a) currently in use and (b) planned to be introduced within (i) his...

      RAF Kinloss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Nimrod line personnel at RAF Kinloss (a) requested premature voluntary redundancy (PVR) and (b) took redundancy during (i) 2002, (ii) 2003,...

      Redress Procedures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force have initiated redress procedures since 2003; and in how many cases...

      Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) Territorial Army soldiers and (b) other members of the volunteer reserve are legally defined as (i) volunteers and (ii) part-time employees.

      Road Accident (Canada)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors prevent him from naming the soldier killed in a road accident in Bassano, Canada on 15 September; what regiment was involved in the crash;...

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was of the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service Battalions in each of the last 10 years.

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what Royal Navy vessels are available for deployment as part of a potential sanctions regime against North Korea authorised by the United Nations.

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had on whether further (a) Type 45 destroyers and (b) Astute class submarines are required over and above those already agreed upon.

      Royal Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Type 45 destroyers and (b) Astute class submarines will be built; and what the anticipated in-service dates for each will be.

      Royal Ordnance (Chorley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons he refused contract support for Royal Ordnance Chorley when it was requested by BAE Systems.

      Scramjets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has (a) spent and (b) allocated on identifying the merits of scramjet technologies for military use.

      Service Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the impact of MODern Housing Solutions on maintenance of service families' accommodation.

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to provide free Christmas mail for service personnel serving abroad; and if he will make a statement.

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the provision of free mail for service personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan.

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial recognition military service personnel serving in Iraq receive.

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British service personnel are (a) deployed and (b) stationed in (i) Germany, (ii) Northern Ireland, (iii) Bosnia-Herzegovina, (iv) Croatia,...

      Social Research Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the case for establishing a Government Social Research Section in his Department.

      Staff Secondments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what departmental procedures are in place to encourage staff to apply for secondments to the (a) United Nations and (b) World Bank; and how many (i)...

      Suicides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many suicides have taken place among deployed UK military personnel in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) elsewhere in each of the last three years.

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) established and (b) actual strength is of (i) the regular Army and (ii) the Territorial Army, broken down by (A) recruits, (B) trained...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what dates he will (a) publish the proposed White Paper and (b) hold the proposed parliamentary debate and vote on the replacement of Trident by a...

      Veterans Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Veterans' Badges have been awarded to personnel who served in each of the armed forces.

      Weaponry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what weaponry is available to the (a) infantry, (b) Royal Marines and (c) Parachute Regiment to engage active targets at a range of 1,000 yards.

      Wounded Soldiers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security arrangements are in place to protect soldiers wounded in combat who are being treated in hospitals in the UK.

  • House of Lords

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Asylum and Immigration Tribunal hearings concerning conducive deportation of foreign nationals have been conducted since April 2005; how many appeals were...

    • Asylum and Immigration Tribunal: Visit to Ghana

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the purpose of the recent visit of the president of the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal to Ghana; by which officials he was accompanied; whom he met; and...

      Aviation: Automatic Directional Finding Equipment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why Schedule 5 to the Air Navigation Order 2005 (SI 2005/1970) requires automatic directional finding equipment to be fitted in aircraft flying in airways within...

      Aviation: Automatic Directional Finding Equipment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many automatic direction-finding waypoints are required for the airways of the United Kingdom airspace above flight level 100; and How many global positioning...

      Belfast Agreement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the promise of equality and parity of esteem for the two traditions in Northern Ireland contained in the 1998 Belfast agreement was included in the St...

      Benefits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to their response (HC 1187) to recommendation 19 of the House of Commons Select Committee on Work and Pensions Second Report (HC 834—I), whether it...

      Benefits: Polygamy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether welfare benefits are paid in respect of more than one wife in a polygamous marriage in the case of (a) wives in this country; and (b) wives abroad; and, if...

      Bloody Sunday: Inquiry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When, and in what form, they expect to announce the findings of the Bloody Sunday inquiry.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cases of bovine tuberculosis have occurred in humans in the United Kingdom for each year since 1995; what were the age groups of those infected; how many...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will place in the Library of the House any documents, dated between 5 July 2002 and 9 October 2002, pertaining to making provision for certain British...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 23 October (WA 206), why, given that no ordinary residence test applies to otherwise stateless...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Triesman on 24 October (WA 223-24), whether they will place in the Library of the House the list of matters concerning...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the British consul-general to Hong Kong raised matters pertaining to the processing of citizenship applications from the solely British ethnic minorities...

      Cancer: Breast Screening Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions the Department of Health has had with HM Treasury regarding provisions in the 2007 Comprehensive Spending Review to ensure that the National...

      Climate Change: Stern Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why printed copies of the Stern review report on the Economics of Climate Change are not available four days after publication; when they will be made available;...

      Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will seek to appoint commissioners for the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR) who reflect specific experiences and backgrounds of the...

      Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many complaints have been received to date from rejected candidates for appointment as Commission for Equality and Human Rights commissioners; and whether...

      Compensation: Department for Work and Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the Department for Work and Pensions has paid out in compensation to former employees in each of the past 10 years.

      Compensation: Department of Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the Department of Health has paid out in compensation to former employees in each of the past 10 years.

      Construction Industry: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, further to the Written Answer bythe Lord McKenzie of Luton on 27 October(WA 265) concerning the Social Security (Contributions) (Northern Ireland)...

      Consultation: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Regarding Section 75 groups recognised by paragraphs 4 and 5 of Schedule 9 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998, whether the groups consulted by the Department for...

      Consultation: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 25 October (HL 7589), why Northern Ireland Members of the House of Lords are not included in the list of those...

      Consultation: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What issues necessitated the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety embarking on its Consultation on a Strategy and Action Plan...

      Consultation: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the total budget for the consultative exercise at the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety, Consultation on a Strategy...

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000: Access Land

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What procedures are in place for making reasoned decisions on applications for exclusions and restrictions to the rights of access over land mapped as access land...

      Crime: Detection Rates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the crime detection rates for each police authority in the United Kingdom.

      Crime: Genital Mutilation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prosecutions have been brought for acts of genital mutilation; and What are their plans for preventing acts of genital mutilation being committed.

      Crime: Mental Health Act

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether statistics on crimes committed by individuals while detained or sectioned under the Mental Health Act 1983 are collected by individual police forces.

      Crime: Non-emergency Number Schemes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which areas have applied to take part in the second wave of 101 non-emergency number schemes for reporting certain non-emergency crimes, policing and anti-social...

      Defra: Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the Statement by the Lord Rooker on30 October (HL Deb. col. 9) that there has been no £3 million cut to the State Veterinary Service (SVS) this year can...

      Devolution: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have the power to cap or change the rating system in the event that power is devolved to an Administration in Northern Ireland.

      Devolution: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any new arrangements for intervention in Northern Ireland's affairs by the Government of the Republic of Ireland would be subject to approval by the United...

      Disabled People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What legislation has been enacted since 1970 to help disabled people.

      Drugs: Cannabis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of juveniles, how many of the total offences for the possession of cannabis broughtto justice so far this year and in (a) 2005-06;(b) 2004-05; and (c)...

      Emissions Trading

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Tom Watson, on 10 July (HC Deb, 1430W), for the purpose of the European Union...

      Employment: County Antrim

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to bring employment to the Kells area of County Antrim.

      Energy: Nuclear Waste

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they define the meaning of host communities when considering the long-term storage of nuclear waste; and what are the physical limits of a host community.

      Energy: Savings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have proposals for a campaign to identify the benefits of energy saving in Northern Ireland.

      EU: Maritime Green Paper

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to publish their response to the European Union's maritime Green Paper.

      EU: Maritime Green Paper

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consultations they are undertaking with interested parties and groups on their responseto the European Union's maritime Green Paper.

      EU: Scrutiny Reserve

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which proposals for European Union legislation they gave agreement to were passed in 2005 and in 2006 to date on which the Scrutiny Reserve Resolution relating to...

      Euro

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to adopt the European single currency.

      European Court of Human Rights: Judgments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in view of the judgment of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in Kyprianou v Cyprus, they have any proposals to change the common law...

      Food: Bowland Dairy Products

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Food Standards Agency will be taking over the sanctions imposed by the European Commission on Bowland Dairy Products Ltd; and Whether the Food...

      Food: Health Claims

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What definition has been agreed between European Union member states for generally accepted scientific evidence under the European Union nutrition and health...

      Food: Health Claims

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What support will be provided by (a) theFood Standards Agency, and (b) the European Food Safety Authority for small and medium-sized enterprises under the European...

      Food: Trans Fats

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their evaluation of the health risks associated with the consumption of trans fats.

      Foster Parents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the remuneration and allowances of foster parents working for local authorities has increased over the past 12 months by more than the rate of inflation;...

      Foster Parents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the shortage of foster parents, estimated at 8,000 in 2005, has been reduced; whether social services, in conjunction with the British Association for...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether as part of the review of the operation of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 they have made an assessment of the introduction in other countries of...

      Galileo Satellite Navigation System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What costs have been incurred by the United Kingdom to date for the Galileo satellite navigation system; and what future cost is anticipated for the completion of...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by the Lord Drayson on 19 October (WS 87—88), when the findings on the Vaccines Interactions Research Programme, sponsored...

      Home Office: Community Safety and Crime Reduction Group

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What changes they have made within the Home Office Community Safety and Crime Reduction Group in the past 12 months; and why they have made these changes.

      Immigration: Fast Track Removal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What criteria they use to evaluate the success of immigration removal centres; and whether the initial acceptance rate of 1 per cent for new detained asylum...

      Immigration: High Security Prisons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people are currently detained in high security prisons for immigration offences.

      Indonesia: Munir Said Thalib

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have received about the final report and recommendations of the presidential fact-finding team established in December 2004 to investigate...

      Iran: Export Credit Guarantees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many export credit guarantees have been granted to British firms involved in activities in Iran in each of the last 10 years; and, in each case, what was (a)...

      Iraq: Loss of Limbs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many military personnel serving in the present engagement in Iraq have lost a limb due to combat; and what were the circumstances in each case.

      Iraq: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many military personnel who have served or who are serving in the present engagement in Iraq have been treated for post-traumatic stress disorder; and what is...

      Israel and Lebanon: Cluster Weapons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are discussing with the Government of Israel the civilian casualties occurring daily in Lebanon from cluster weapons launched during the war earlier...

      Israel: Non-proliferation Treaty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel about the prospects of Israel joining the non-proliferation treaty, given that their arsenal of...

      National Insurance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of the United Kingdom population resident in the United Kingdom for more than five years by (a) age, and (b) gender are estimated not to possess a...

      Nepal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will provide the dates and projected cost of the proposed trip by Home Office officials to Nepal.

      NHS: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people in Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland and each region of England were registered with a dentist in 1990; 1995; 2000; and 2005; and what those...

      NHS: Financial Reporting

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether strategic health authorities or primary care trusts have any arrangements to enable their staff to raise, in confidence, concerns about matters of...

      NHS: Ministry of Defence Hospitals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessments they have made of the adequacy of the present number of Ministry of Defence hospital units located within National Health Service hospitals to...

      NHS: Ministry of Defence Hospitals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Mr Tom Watson, on 4 September (HC Deb, 1693W), when they expect the new defence medical...

      NHS: Recycling

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What targets they have set for paper recycling in the National Health Service.

      NHS: Redundancy Costs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the National Health Service has spent on redundancy costs in each of the last 10 financial years.

      NHS: Smoking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they propose to take to ensure that National Health Service patients referred by their general practitioner for surgery are treated equally and fairly,...

      Northern Bank Robbery

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people have been charged as a result of the raid on the Northern Bank in Belfast in December 2004.

      Official Documents: Twelvetrees Crescent Warehouse

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated financial cost to the Government of the fire at the paper records warehouse in Twelvetrees Crescent, London, in July; whether government...

      Official Documents: Twelvetrees Crescent Warehouse

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What files were lost by the Crown Estate in the fire at the paper records warehouse in Twelvetrees Crescent, London, in July; what impact these losses will have on...

      Official Documents: Twelvetrees Crescent Warehouse

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What files were lost by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control in the fire at the paper records warehouse in Twelvetrees Crescent, London, in...

      Passports: Belfast Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many passports have been issued by the Belfast passport office in each of the past five years.

      Pensions: Armed Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they were satisfied with the accuracy of the Explanatory Memorandum accompanyingthe Pensions Appeal Tribunal (Armed Forcesand Reserve Forces Compensation...

      Pensions: Armed Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received from the president of the Pensions Appeal Tribunals regarding the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights of Appeal)...

      Pensions: Armed Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received from the Select Committee on the Merits of Statutory Instruments regarding the Pensions Appeal Tribunals (Additional Rights...

      Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the effect of Part 2 of the Planning and Compulsory PurchaseAct 2004 on the planning system in terms of speed, transparency, the level...

      Planning: Light Pollution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish in draft the annexe to Planning Policy Statement 23, Planning and Pollution Control, giving a clear policy statement on light pollution, on...

      Police: Retirements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many police officers by constabulary area in England and Wales retired on grounds of ill health in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

      Police: Retirements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many police officers facing disciplinary charges by constabulary area in England and Wales retired on grounds of ill health before disciplinary hearings were...

      Prisons: Strip Searching

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the strip searching of children at HM Prison Huntercombe and other prison establishments will now be stopped.

      Railways: Central Trains Sunday Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Transport on 2 November (HC Deb, 567W) on train services on the upgraded west coast...

      Railways: North-west

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the north-west regional planning assessment for the railways concludes, as its central case, that rail journeys within the region will increase by 12.3 per...

      Railways: Train Cancellations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are able to provide information on passenger train cancellations and delays broken down by (a) day of week; (b) route; and (c) franchise.

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been spent in Northern Ireland as a result of their support for 2005 and 2006 Rally Ireland.

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 9 October (WA 105) concerning Rally Ireland, when they expect that details of the expenses for the event during...

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 9 October (WA 104), how the three public relations firms that quoted for the account of Rally Ireland were...

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 25 October (HL 7678), whether the proposed extent of the part of Rally Ireland that will take place in Northern...

      Residential Boats

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the publication of the summary of responses to the consultation paper on security tenure for residential boats in May 2006, what progress they have made...

      Roads: Londonderry to Dublin

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to upgrade the part of the road from Londonderry to Dublin which passes through the United Kingdom; what is the nature of the proposed...

      Roads: Speeding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many successful prosecutions there have been in Northern Ireland for speeding on a public road in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Orientation Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What response they received to the consultation on the sexual orientation regulations initiated by the Women and Equality Unit in March; whether they have taken...

      St Andrews Agreement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the St Andrews agreement is binding in international law; and whether it has the same status as the 1998 Belfast agreement.

      St Andrews Agreement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they gave an undertaking to the Government of the Republic of Ireland atSt Andrews on 13 October that legislation would be introduced in the United Kingdom...

      Tax Credits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What number and proportion of lone parents work below the lower earnings limit but, because they are in receipt of tax credits, qualify for the national insurance...

      Tax Credits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What number and proportion of lone parents qualify for tax credits through holding more than one 16-hours per week part-time job.

      Taxation: Inheritance Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to restore the real value of the exemption from inheritance tax (originally capital transfer tax) for transfers to non-domiciled spouses...

      Taxation: Marginal Withdrawal Rates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the highest marginal combined tax and benefit withdrawal rate for people in work which will not adversely affect work incentives.

      Terrorism: Control Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What (a) income support, and (b) benefits individuals subject to control orders mayreceive; and what legislation currently regulates this.

      Terrorism: Control Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many control orders were issued in the first two quarters of 2006 under the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005; and, of these, how many were orders derogating...

      Traffic Calming: East Belfast

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the need for traffic calming measures for the Ballyhackamore area of East Belfast.

      Transport: Belfast

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to improve the traffic flow in Belfast.

      Transport: Belfast

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to consider proposals for a rapid transit system from Greater East Belfast into the city centre.

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In calculating the contribution which each class of heavy lorry should make to vehicle excise duty, what account they took of the latest calculations of the damage...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord McKenzie of Luton on 24 October (WA 234), whether the Burns inquiry has addressed the question of whether heavy goods...

      Ulster-Scots

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 9 October (WA 119), how they demonstrate their commitment to affording equal respect and recognition to the...

      Ulster-Scots

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to ensure that the Ulster-Scots language obtains equality and parity of esteem with Irish in any arrangements resulting from the...

      Ulster-Scots

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to ensure that an understanding of Ulster-Scots history and culture is taught in schools in Northern Ireland.

      Universities: Stranded Students

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their policy on the treatment of persons who become stranded in the United Kingdom, having been granted asylum in the United States, and having been...

      Water Supply: Older People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the need for fresh drinking water to be made available to older people in hospitals and care homes; and Whether they will...

      Water Supply: Schools

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidelines are in place for schools and pre-schools with regard to the supply of free fresh drinking water for children.

      Wildlife: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the remarks by the Lord Bach on27 February (HL Deb, col. 46) on the then Natural Environment and Rural Communities Bill, whether the meeting referred to...

      World War I: Debts to US Government

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What debts to the Government of the United States as a result of the First World War remain outstanding.

      Young Offenders: Speech and Language Therapy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many young offenders in each young offender institution and secure training centre have been referred to a speech and language therapist over the previous 12...

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