Written answers

Monday, 11 December 2006

  • Leader of the House

    • IT Support

      To ask the Leader of the House how much the contract for IT support for hon. Members cost in each of the last five years.

    • IT Support

      To ask the Leader of the House which company holds the contract to provide IT support for hon. Members.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's expenditure on social security benefits of the National Institute for Health and...

    • Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each constituency in Scotland were in receipt of (a) housing benefit, (b) disability living allowance and (c) council tax...

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the total costs of administering the Christmas bonus for pensionersin each year since 1980-81; and if he will make a...

      Database Breaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by his Department occurred in each of the last five years; whether the breach...

      Departmental Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what telephony equipment intended to protect employees from noise events and acoustic incidents has been procured by his Department's call centres.

      Departmental Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees in his Department's call centres have reported (a) headset noise interference and (b) acoustic incidents while at work...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on television advertisements in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Mail

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's annual budget is for employing workers on a consultancy basis; and how much of this budget was used in each of the last...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of staff employed in the top five grades of his Department have (a) a graduate qualification in IT and (b) previous...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received payment from the Financial Assistance Scheme; and how many payments have been made from the scheme in each month...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the recent Social Security Commissioners' ruling on housing benefit on registered social...

      International Pension Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how international pension officers overseas are recruited; where the positions are advertised; and what qualifications and experience are...

      Light Bulbs

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

      Local Housing Allowance Pathfinders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to implement the commitment given in the Welfare Reform Bill's Regulatory Impact Assessment that the...

      Ministerial Travel

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

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the proportion of the target group for the new personal pensions which will be entitled to pension credit in (a) 2040...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioner households in City of York constituency receive pension credit; what the average value of pension credit of those households...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each ward of Wantage constituency are in receipt of pension credit.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will amend the rules governing the Capping Regulations of the Pension Protection Fund to bring within the remit of the fund those people...

      Pensioner Households (Bristol, East)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioner households in Bristol, East constituency are receiving (a) pension credit and (b) pension savings credit; and what the(i)...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of the basic state pension in each quarter from the first quarter of 1990 to the third quarter of 2006; how...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total pension liabilities are of his Department and the agencies for which he is responsible; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State forWork and Pensions if he will estimate the cost of compensation which would need to be paid to those identified in the Ombudsman's report "Trusting in the Pensions...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the timetable is for reinstating the earnings link for uprating the basic state pension.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people saving in the new personal pensions will face withdrawal rates on savings income of (a) over 30 per cent., (b) over...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely average annual growth rate in real terms of state pension expenditure for the period 2005-06 to...

      Poverty Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which constituency has the (a) highest and (b) lowest number of pensioners living in poverty.

      Winter Fuel Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value of the winter fuel payment was in each year since its introduction, in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms using 2004-05 prices.

      Winter Fuel Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) between 60 and79 years and (b) aged 80 years or over qualified for(i) the lower rate and (ii) the upper rate of winter...

      Winter Fuel Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of winter fuel payments were made to recipients in (a) November, (b) December, (c) January and (d) February and after in...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many requests for information the House authorities have received under the Freedom of Information Act...

    • Select Committees (Public Admittance)

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether consideration has been given to the introduction of a numbered ticketing system for members of the...

      Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many incidents of theft of the property of (a) hon. Members and (b) hon. Members' staff have been...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Court Cases

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many cases were not proceeded with at court as a result of non-appearance of Crown Prosecution Service witnesses in (a) England and Wales and (b) Luton in the...

    • Martin Allen

      To ask the Solicitor-General when a decision is expected in respect of the police report submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service in the case of Martin Allen.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members are of the England Implementation Group looking at the animal health and welfare strategy.

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors were taken into account when deciding on the length of the consultation on the draft Mutilations (Permitted...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will estimate how many veterinary surgeons are willing to undertake tail docking.

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Government has put aside to help fund insulation schemes.

      Flood Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether changes have been made to his Department's 2006-07 budget for flood prevention.

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will revise the terms of reference of the statutory consultation on the Renewables Obligation Order 2007 to take...

      GM Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will issue further guidance on the breeding of genetically modified animals.

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions he has met the (a) chair and (b) chief executive of (i) British Waterways, (ii) the Environment...

      National Fallen Stock Company

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the future of the National Fallen Stock Company.

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure local authorities keep bridleways accessible, signposted and maintained.

      Woodland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to promote sustainable and effective management of private owners' woodland; and if he...

      Woodland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the cost of an acre of woodland in each year since 1988; and if he will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department is (a) investigating and (b) taking action against local authorities for failure to ensure that blue badges for disabled...

    • Channel Tunnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Government's policy is on whether Eurotunnel should charge rail freight operators using the Channel Tunnel only the costs of running services...

      Cotswold National Trail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the safety of the Cotswold National Trail route where it crosses the A417; and if he will make a statement.

      Crossrail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what amendments have been made to plans for Crossrail at (a) Romford depot, (b) Romford train station and (c) Gidea Park sidings; and if he will...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of staff employed in his Department were registered disabled in each year since 2001.

      Diesel Spillages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with oil companies on ways to stop diesel spillage in forecourts.

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, column 229W, on exhaust emissions: Dartford, if he will publish the latest (a) survey of...

      Flash Mobbing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what security measures have been taken at London train and underground stations in response to flash mobbing; and if he will make a statement.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account he will take of his Department's New Approach to Appraisal criteria on value for money when he evaluates the M6 widening project between...

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the occasions since he has held his present office when he has used (a) rail services, (b) the London Underground, (c) tram or light...

      Operation Stack

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether provision exists for the payment of compensation for (a) business and (b) personal losses arising from the implementation of Operation Stack...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has a traffic light system in place for processing parliamentary questions, where questions are categorised using a colour code.

      Reading Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when a decision is expected to be made on the scheme to increase railway capacity by 75 per cent. at Reading Station.

      Speeding Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speeding offences were committed by (a) males and (b) females between the ages of 17 and 25 in Tamworth constituency in each of the last...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Commission Chairman

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what factors affected the decision on the period of office of the Chairman of the Electoral...

  • Prime Minister

    • Civil Servants' Business Appointments

      To ask the Prime Minister how many civil servants have requested permission under business appointments rules to join a consultancy firm on their departure in the 2005-06 financial year.

    • Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on which occasions items on the donated asset reserve held by his Office have been used; (2) how items on the donated asset reserve held by his Office are stored;...

      Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 330W, on gifts, (1) what provisions have been made under chapter 5 of the Ministerial Code...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 897W, whether his Office grades or classifies written parliamentary questions according to their...

      Trident

      To ask the Prime Minister what changes to security considerations underlay the decision to make a 20 per cent. reduction in the operationally available nuclear warheads on Trident set out in his...

      UK's Strategic Priorities

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will submit his Strategy Unit's document "Strategic priorities for the UK: the policy review" to (a) consultation with hon. Members, (b) a debate in the House...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Collective Responsibility

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps he is taking to achieve his Department's objective of supporting the principle of collective responsibility.

    • Consultants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which 10 consultancy fees charged to his Office since its establishment were the most expensive.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, columns 275-76W, on departmental expenditure, by what percentage he expects his Department's...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many temporary employees were contracted to work for his Department since its establishment; and what the total cost of such employees was in each year in...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether his Department has given away promotional stationery since its establishment.

      Kyoto Protocol

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with other states party to the Kyoto Protocol; and if he will make a statement.

      Procurement Projects

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what the largest procurement project initiated by his Department has been since it was established; andwhat the (a) original budget, (b) cost to date and (c)...

  • International Development

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of which African countries will reach all Millennium Development Goals by 2015.

    • Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of corruption and poor governance upon aid effectiveness in Africa.

      Aid Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to which aid organisations working in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan, (c) Pakistan, (d) Yemen, (e) Somalia, (f) Ethiopia, (g) Iran,...

      Anti-retroviral Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the availability of anti-retroviral drugs for children.

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who have been internally displaced within Chad as a result of violence which...

      Clinton Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds and assistance his Department has made available to the Clinton Foundation; and if he will make a statement.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the use of cluster munitions on developing countries once direct conflict has ceased.

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the need for a stronger institutional framework at the UN to ensure that early warnings of conflict are...

      Debt Cancellation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of conditionality upon the effectiveness of debt cancellation.

      Departmental Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to make his Department carbon neutral.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government is taking to meet the 2010 target of universal access to HIV prevention treatment and care for children; and...

      Displaced People: Vakarai

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that food, fuel and medical supplies organised by the United Nations reaches displaced...

      Equator Principles

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Equator Principles in the developing world; and if he will make a statement.

      EU Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which developing countries are part of EU Economic Partnership Agreements of which the UK is a signatory.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of the United States about the distribution of condoms in HIV/AIDS programmes.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of HIV/AIDS policies in (a) India and (b) Thailand.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of China on tackling HIV/AIDS.

      Immunisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK aid has been spent on vaccine and immunisation programmes in developing countries in each of the last 10 years.

      Indian Ocean Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department has provided to Aceh since the tsunami.

      International Finance Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK aid has been channelled to developing countries through the International Finance Facility.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made by the UK in the rehabilitation and development of infrastructure in Basra Province since 2003; and if he...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which UK companies are working on regeneration in Iraq; and in what part of the country each is working.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of flooding in Northern Kenya.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to assist with flood relief in Northern Kenya.

      Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the work being undertaken in Latin America by the World Bank.

      Latin America

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the work being undertaken in Latin America by the Inter-American Development Bank.

      Medicine Distribution

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the charitable distribution of unused in-date medicines to developing countries.

      Overseas Aid: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what safeguards are in place to avoid the risk of (a) caste and (b) racial discrimination in the distribution of his Department's...

      Palestinian Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessmenthe has made of the effect on people living withinthe jurisdiction of the Palestinian Authority of the cessation...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid the Government has given to help the government of the Philippines to help the families of the victims of the recent typhoon.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on recruitment advertising in each of the last three years.

      Remittances

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the outcome of the World Bank conference on remittances; and if he will make a statement.

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on statistics relating to the work of his Department in each of the last five years.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding given by his Department went directly to the Sudanese government in the last 12 months.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the humanitarian situation in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government is taking to support people left homeless as a consequence of the conflict in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan who have fled to Chad in each of the last12 months;...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many aid agencies pulled out of the Darfur region of Sudan in each of the last five years.

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has given to the insecticide treated net programme in Tanzania since the programme's introduction.

      Tetanus

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to tackle tetanus in developing countries.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Uganda on its HIV/AIDS programmes.

      White Nile

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of oil exploration by White Nile upon stability and development in Sudan.

      White Nile

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the oil exploration company White Nile on the Extractive Industries Review guidelines.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many parliamentary written questions his Department received in each parliamentary session since 2001; and how many of these...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what target his Department has for the maximum acceptable amount of time to answer parliamentary written questions; and what percentage...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Zimbabwe.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iran on the (i) legal and (ii) cultural status of...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Afghanistan on tackling violence against women in Afghanistan.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of recent protests against President Iajuddin Ahmed in Dhaka.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of recent claims by the Awami League of bias by local officials and electoral register tampering in...

      Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the extent is of UK participation in the EU action plan on the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention; why action at the...

      Burma

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

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which casino operators officials from her Department met in 2005-06; whether the Department for Trade and Industry provided...

      Dalits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has received on the position of the Dalits in India; if she will make representations to the...

      Departmental Officials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials from her Department are based in (a) Israel and (b) the Occupied Palestinian Territories on a(i) temporary...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions Ministers and officials from her Department have had with Ministers and officials from the Department for...

      Diplomatic Traffic Violations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was incurred in outstanding parking and other traffic violation fines in each of the last five years by embassy staff...

      Doha Trade Round

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for resurrecting the Doha trade talks.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Ethiopia on independence of the judiciary.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the level of political freedom in Ethiopia.

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the treatment of Supreme Court President Teshale Aberra by the Government of Ethiopia.

      European Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what legal opinion she has obtained on the size of the European Commission after 2009.

      Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the UK has had with the United Arab Emirates on extradition agreements; and if she will make a statement.

      Extraordinary Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of whether the practice of extraordinary rendition complies with British obligations under (a) the...

      Extraordinary Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has received on the practice of extraordinary rendition.

      Extraordinary Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the findings of the European Parliament report on rendition.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the release of UK citizens detained at Guantanamo Bay; and if she will make a statement.

      India

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of India about (a) the status of and (b) human rights abuses against...

      Islamic Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions (a) her Department and (b) the Intelligence Service have had with Salah Abdallah Gosh on Islamic...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the cost of the conflict in Kashmir in each year since 2003.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further confidence building measures are planned in respect of Kashmir; and if she will make a statement.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the draft report by Baroness Nicholson MEP for the European Parliament on Kashmir.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of General Musharraf's four-point solution to achieve peace in Kashmir; what representations she...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the level of corruption in the (a) Government and (b) public sector in Kenya.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential effects of recent ministerial appointments by the Government of Kenya on (a)...

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the treatment of opposition activist detainees in the Maldives.

      Maldives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of the Maldives on (a) human rights, (b) freedom of expression and...

      Military Commissions Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 on British citizens in custody in (a) the...

      Military Commissions Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with the US Administration on the Military Commissions Act passed in September 2006;...

      Military Commissions Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the compliance of the US Military Commissions Act with international law.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what visits Ministers and officials from her Department made to (a) Israel and (b) the Occupied Palestinian Territories in each...

      Nigeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the security situation in Nigeria.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) other permanent members of the United Nations Security Council, (b) the non-nuclear...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her United States counterpart on taking forward the multilateral nuclear disarmament proposals...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish the legal advice received by the Government that underpins the policy position that retention and renewal of...

      Osce

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Governments have made representations on the future chairmanship of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in...

      Polonium 210

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the countries she has identified as having conducted experiments using polonium 210.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had (a) at the UN and (b) with the US Administration about implementing (i) a no-fly zone over...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the extent to which the security situation in the Central African Republic is a consequence of...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State forForeign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to establish a peaceful resolution of the conflict in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had on sending a UN peace-keeping force to the Darfur region.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of statements by the President of Sudan that there is no famine or genocide in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the role of the Sudan Government in the violence in Chad that has spread from Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Chad on the violence that has spread from Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of which countries are providing arms and military equipment to Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the decision by the UN Human Rights Council to reject a resolution calling upon the Sudan...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the prospects for a UN force with a Chapter VIII mandate being sent to Darfur.

      Tajikistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) freedom and (b) fairness of the recent elections in Tajikistan.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to seek prosecution of the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in the International Criminal Court should peace talks...

      UN Troop Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions she has had with UN troop contributor Governments on the conduct of troops on UN missions; (2)...

      UN Troop Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the involvement of UN troops in the ill-treatment of children in (a) Haiti and (b) Liberia.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of South Africa on Zimbabwe.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Departmental Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many staff were employed through employment agencies in (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the...

    • Departmental Website

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why the web page of the Office of Public Sector Information relating to UK statutory instruments which apply exclusively or...

      Departmental Website

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why the web page of the Office of Public Sector Information on 2005 statutory instruments relating exclusively or primarily to...

      DHL

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department paid to DHL in each financial year between 1997-98 and 2005-06.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether her Department is considering proposals to give magistrates (a) the authority and (b) the training to deal directly...

      Inquests: Deaths in Service Overseas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the projected timescale is for conducting the outstanding inquests for deaths of service men and women in Iraq which...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was spent on (a) maintaining and (b) refurbishing (i) Barry, (ii) Rhondda and (iii) Aberdare magistrates courts in...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what proportion of court cases in South Wales were heard in each magistrates court in South Wales in each of the...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many parliamentary written questions her Department received in each parliamentary session since 2001; and how many of...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on websites within the Cabinet Office's responsibility in each year since 1997-98.

    • Furniture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by the Cabinet Office on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance published for Departments on answering parliamentary questions; and when the guidance was...

      Social Exclusion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment she has made of the effect of financial hardship upon social exclusion.

      V Charity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what funding her Department provided for the v charity launch event on 8 May 2006.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Companies Bill

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of4 December 2006, Official Report, column 15W, on the Companies Bill, what estimate he has made of the difference in...

    • Consumer Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) hits the Consumer Direct website received and (b) consumer complaints were submitted to the website in each quarter since it...

      Consumer Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost of setting up and running the Consumer Direct helpline has been in each quarter since it became available.

      Consumer Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many members of the public used the Consumer Direct helpline in each quarter since it became available, broken down by region.

      Consumer Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost to date has been of the Consumer Direct initiative.

      Consumer Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the budget of Consumer Direct is for each year until 2010; and whether he plans to continue to fund this service beyond this date.

      Consumer Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking over the Christmas period to alert consumers of the protection provided under legislation on the sale and...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State forTrade and Industry when he will reply to letters of (a) 15 May 2006 and (b) 28 November 2006 from the hon. Member for Billericay on the EU Directive on...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by his Department on television advertisements in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much funding his Department gave to the (a) Hearing Aid Council, (b) British Hallmarking Council, (c) Manufacturing Advisory Service,...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department spent on statistics relating to the work of his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) marketing officers, (b) communications officers and (c) press officers are employed in his Department; and what the total...

      EC External Trade: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that bilateral trade negotiations between the EU and countries in Africa prioritise the development needs of...

      Electricity Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the expected electricity plant margin (a) in each year between 2006 and 2009 and (b) after 2009.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employment agencies have been prosecuted in the last 12 months for breaches of the (a) Employment Agencies Act 1973 and (b) Conduct...

      Energy: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what length of cooling-off period energy suppliers are legally obliged to offer small businesses which agree to energy supply contracts.

      Energy: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) regulatory and (b) self-regulatory protection is afforded to small business consumers in the (i) energy and (ii) fixed-line...

      Energy: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with (a) Ofgem and (b) energy suppliers on the level of regulatory protection afforded to small...

      Energy: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the level of regulatory protection afforded to small businesses in the energy market; and if he will make a...

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been collected in fees by the Farepak administrator; at what hourly rate fees are charged for a (a) partner and (b) (i) senior...

      Farepak

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to announce who is heading his Department's inquiry into Farepak.

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding his Department provided to support the furniture industry in each year since 1990; and how many staff in his Department worked to...

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with each of the regional development agencies on the promotion of...

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will give priority status to the furniture industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the implications for the furniture industry of the trend for smaller houses and flats; and if he will make a...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much inefficiency savings has been made in his Department and its associated public bodies as a result of the Gershon Review; and if he...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many residents of Nottingham, South have been represented by the Union of Democratic Mineworkers and its solicitors in respect of...

      Industrial Diseases: Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims have been submitted for (a) vibration white finger and (b) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease by (i) UDM/Vendside, (ii)...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government plan to change the consumers' rights to request the relevant Migration Authorisation Code in the event of...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) reviewed on the effect of maternity leave on firms.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many colliery surface workers have (a) claimed and (b) received a payment for pneumoconiosis under the 1974 Coal Industry Pneumoconiosis...

      Nuclear Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what (a) matters were discussed and (b) decisions were taken at the Franco-British Nuclear Forum on 29 November; if he will (i) post on his...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what procedures are in place for informing the Health and Safety Commission about potential risks resulting from (a) maintenance failures and...

      Paternity Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the cost of statutory paternity pay was in each year since 2003-04; and if he will estimate the cost in each year from 2006-07 to 2009-10.

      Radio Spectrum Harmonisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which (a) military and (b) other devices are affected by Commission Decision 2006/771/EC, OJL312 of 11 November 2006, on harmonisation of...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department spent on recruitment advertising in each of the last three years.

      Recycling Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what support his Department offers to British industries dealing in recycled materials.

      Renewable Energy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent on research on (a) nuclear energy, (b) clean coal technology, (c) solar power, (d) wind power, (e)...

      Renewables Obligation Order 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will revise the terms of reference of the statutory consultation on the Renewables Obligation Order 2007 to take account of the Forestry...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 386W, on retirement age, which (a) aspects, (b) sections and (c)...

      Softwood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will meet representatives from the wood panel industry to discuss the lower forecasts of softwood availability.

      Solar Power Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the feasibility of using overseas-based concentrated solar power plants to help the UK to meet its...

      Television Sets: Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact of the waste electrical and electronic equipment directive on disposal of pre-digital television...

      Television Sets: Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the unit cost is of disposal of a current model standard television set.

      Television Sets: Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his most recent estimate is of the number of standard television sets which will become redundant following the national changeover to...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions about reduced ignition propensity cigarettes officials in his Department have had with representatives of the Tobacco...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many commercial officers were allocated to UK Trade and Investment in (a) China, (b) Vietnam, (c) India, (d) Saudi Arabia, (e)...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many commercial officers serve in each branch of UK Trade and Investment in (a) the European Union and (b) the United States of America;...

      Unions 21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether public money has been given to Unions 21 since 1999.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Buxton Memorial Fountain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to renovate the Buxton Memorial Fountain in Victoria Tower Gardens.

    • Departmental Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to make her Department carbon neutral.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many value for money exercises on the use of (a) management consultants and (b) professional advisers were conducted by her...

      Departmental Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which studies have been commissioned by her Department from (a) external agencies, (b) companies, (c) academics and (d) individuals...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of households in (a) Orkney and Shetland, (b) the Highlands and Islands and (c) Scotland...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many information technology projects within the responsibility of her Department, its agencies and their predecessors have been...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many targets her Department sets for local authorities; and what they are.

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library copies of the applications for membership of each lottery board of each of their members.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many cars run by her Department were manufactured (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to use Lilleshall National Sports Academy in Shropshire as a regional training facility for the 2012 Olympics.

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office to the hon. Member for Blackpool, South of 4 December...

      Sevso Treasure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research she has conducted into the provenance of the Sevso Roman treasure.

      Sevso Treasure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department has held with the custodian of the Sevso Roman treasure; and if she will make a statement.

      Sevso Treasure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has conducted research into the legal ownership of the Sevso Roman treasure.

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department spent on statistics relating to the work of her Department in each of the last five years.

      The Tote

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to be able to make a definitive statement on the future of the Tote.

      TV and Radio Energy Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the average energy consumption per annum of an (a) (i) digital and (ii) analogue television and (b) (A)...

      Victims of Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the criteria will be for determining the (a) definition of a terrorism incident and (b) eligibility for funds in relation...

  • Home Department

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what considerations were taken into account in granting political asylum to the late Alexander Litvinenko; and if he will make a statement.

    • Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested and subsequently not cautioned or charged with any offence in each police authority area in each of the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers were deported after having completed a community service order in each of the last five years.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which countries refuse to issue return travel documents to failed asylum seekers due for removal from the UK.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many failed asylum seekers (a) returned voluntarily and (b) were returned forcibly between 1 January 2006 and 30 September 2006 to (i)...

      Border Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security staff are engaged in border control activities at regional airports in the West Midlands.

      BrakeCare Bereavement Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department what the reasons were for withdrawing funding for the BrakeCare bereavement pack in 2007; and what related services for road crash victims are...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CCTV cameras there are in each police authority area, broken down by those that are primarily used for the detection of (a)...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of Statefor the Home Department how many items of correspondence have been received by his Department since 5 May 2005; and what percentage of correspondence received in that...

      Departmental Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the electricity used by his Department was generated from (a) renewable sources and (b) on-site microgeneration...

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State forthe Home Department what plans he has for the development of Home Office land acquired from the Ministry of Defence on 'A' site at Arncott; and whether he plans...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments his Department has made to security firms for protection services since 1997; for what purposes each payment was made; which 20...

      Departmental Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conferences have been funded in whole or in part by his Department in the last 12 months; how many attendees there were at each; and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many value for money exercises on the use of (a) management consultants and (b) professional advisers were conducted by his Department...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what disciplinary action has taken place in his Department since his appointment; and if he will make a statement.

      DHL

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department paid to DHL in each financial year between 1997-98 and 2005-06.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the guidance issued by his Department on the release of information from the National DNA Database to overseas police...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profiles of UK citizens recorded on the national DNA database have been shared with overseas police authorities.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of safeguards designed to prevent (a) hacking and (b) identity theft from the National DNA...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people registered on the National DNA Database were subsequently (a) convicted, (b) charged but not convicted and (c) not...

      Family Support Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which areas have established intensive family support projects for families at risk of eviction due to antisocial behaviour.

      Fingerprinting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what statutory provisions authorise the taking of roadside fingerprint tests.

      Fingerprinting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to whom fingerprint records obtained at roadside tests will be made available.

      Fingerprinting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what statutory provisions persons who refuse roadside fingerprint tests may be required to attend police stations for their identity to...

      Fingerprinting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what protocols his Department is putting in place to ensure that fingerprints taken at roadside tests are permanently deleted from police...

      Highly Skilled Migrant Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the UK who qualify to work under the highly skilled migrant programme scheme will fail to have their qualification renewed...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department into which Government fund fines generated from offences committed under the Identity Cards Act 2006 will be paid; and for what purposes...

      Illegal Fox Hunts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to prevent illegal fox hunts.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conferences have been hosted by the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in the last 12 months; and what the cost was of each conference.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many letters the Immigration and Nationality Directorate received from hon. Members in each of the last 12 months; how many such letters...

      Immigration and Passport Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last reviewed the (a) number of staff and (b) frequency of deployment of immigration and passport control staff at seaports and...

      Institutional Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information the Serious Organised Crime Agency collects on institutional arrest warrants affecting UK citizens; and what responsibility...

      Kajendram Suganthjan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the immigration application of Kajendram Suganthjan, ref 589813, to be resolved.

      Liberty

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has provided financial support to Liberty in each of the last three years.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parliamentary written questions his Department received in each parliamentary Session since 2001; and how many of these questions...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what target his Department has for the maximum acceptable amount of time to answer parliamentary written questions; and what percentage of...

      People Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had on the merits of the UK signing the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines he gives to police authorities on their vehicle procurement decisions.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of costs to Essex police arising from the proposals of the police force mergers; how much the Essex police force...

      Police: Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rates of police officer absences for sickness were in each police force area in England and Wales in the last period for which...

      Police: Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are of each rank per 100,000 of population in each police force in England and Wales.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the escape of Mark Ryder from Highpoint HMP.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the Integrated Drug Treatment System funding for drug treatment has been allocated to HMP Peterborough in 2006-07; and if...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will provide the figures on released foreign prisoners in Peterborough referred to in the Prime Minister's oral answer of 11 October...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many released prisoners who were not assessed for deportation at the end of their term remain at large.

      TV Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on television advertisements in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Treasury

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many and what percentage of (a) male and (b) female (i) full-time and (ii) part-time employees in (A) Scotland, (B) each of the unitary local...

    • Departmental Pay Award

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the effective pay award date is for staff in (a) his Department and (b) Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs; and what the actual implementation date...

      Economic Statistics: City of York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average household income was in City of York (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) council area in each year since 1992 for (i) working,...

      Furniture Manufacturing Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many furniture manufacturing businesses were (a) registered and (b) de-registered for VAT in each year since 1997.

      Insurance: Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect on the income generated to the Exchequer has resulted from the extension of the higher rate of insurance premium tax to all travel insurance...

      Lyons Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs have been relocated to (a) the north-east and (b) elsewhere following the Lyons Review; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mortality rate was of (a) men and (b) women in Eastbourne in each year since 1996.

      Mortality Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for (i) chronic lung disease, (ii) coronary heart disease and (iii) cancer in each ward in Eastbourne...

      Nasdaq

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what dates his (a) Ministers and (b) officials have held meetings with NASDAQ in the last 12 months.

      Office of Fair Trading

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) discussions and (b) meetings have taken place between (i) officials and (ii) Ministers in his Department and the Office of Fair Trading on the...

      Pensioners: Irish

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) males and (b) females who defined themselves as Irish (i) of pensionable age, (ii) aged over 75 and (iii) aged over 80 were resident in each...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the pension liability is for state employees; and what it was in May 1997.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the responses to the Treasury's planning gain supplement consultation paper.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has commissioned into the impact of the secondary private finance initiative market on the cost of PFI contracts.

      Social Investment Taskforce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) running costs, (b) expenses claimed by members, (c) salaries paid, (d) cost of the production of reports, (e) cost of Departmental staff...

      Social Security Benefits: Terrorism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many households have had benefit payments restricted on suspicion of terrorism since July 2006; (2) how many individuals listed for involvement...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change in revenue between 2005-06 and 2006-07 as a result of stamp duty thresholds for (a) 3 per cent. duty and...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the likely annual reduction in revenue that would result from a 0 per cent. stamp duty rate for zero carbon homes, based...

      Taxation: Betting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect on the income generated to the Exchequer has resulted from the amendments to betting duty announced in measure 33 of his 2003 Budget report...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency's computer-assisted mass appraisal system will be compatible with the national identity register.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of accident and emergency services at (a) Northwick Park hospital and (b) Central Middlesex hospital.

    • Adult Social Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 910W, on adult social care, if she will make it her policy to make explicit in the...

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what ambulance response times to emergency calls were for every NHS trust in each year since 2000.

      Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulance paramedics and technicians were employed in each ambulance trust (a) on 11 September 2001 and (b) in each year since.

      Bonuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in bonuses to (a) staff and (b) senior managers in (i) strategic and special health authorities, (ii) NHS trusts and (iii) primary...

      Cancer Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist (a) breast cancer, (b) lung cancer, (c) prostate cancer and (d) colorectal cancer nurses work in the NHS.

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds are available in (a) Liverpool, (b) Sefton, (c) Knowsley and (d) Wirral for patients (i) in a permanent vegetative state, (ii)...

      Chronic Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to create centres of excellence for patients with chronic disability in Merseyside.

      Consultant Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether fees due to a consultant on a full-time contract to an NHS hospital for reports are paid to (a) the NHS and (b) the consultant.

      Death Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints in respect of delays in the payment of death benefits to bereaved relatives of NHS staff who die in service were made against the NHS...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of staff employed in the top five grades of her Department have (a) a graduate qualification in IT and (b) previous employment as an IT...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many temporary employees were contracted to work for her Department in 2005-06; and what the total cost of such employees was in (a) 2005-06 and (b)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many value for money exercises on the use of (a) management consultants and (b) professional advisers have been conducted by her Department in each...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's annual budget is for employing workers on a consultancy basis; and how much of this budget has been used in each of the last five...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department will launch the Year of Care project for diabetes; and if she will make a statement.

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Gloucestershire are receiving direct payments.

      Doctors: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors are employed by the Leicester city primary care trust area; and how many were employed in 1997.

      Elderly Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to improve the (a) feeding and (b) hygiene care of elderly people treated by the NHS.

      Hospital Car Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure that the forthcoming guide on hospital car parking charges to be issued by the income generation team meets the...

      Hospital Car Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the compliance of the "Transport and Car Parking" guidance issued by the estates and facilities division in February...

      Independent Sector Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS staff transferred to independent sector treatment centres will be able to remain members of the NHS pension scheme; and whether staff working...

      King George's Hospital, Redbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the running costs are for a full year's operation of the independent treatment centre based at King George's hospital, Redbridge.

      Medical Staff: Gateshead and Blaydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many extra (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) other health service staff have been employed in (i) Gateshead primary care trust and (ii) Blaydon...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will (a) place in the Library and (b) make available on her Department's website a copy of "Avoidable Deaths" the five-year report of the...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many homicides have been attributed to people (a) diagnosed with schizophrenia and (b) receiving treatment for schizophrenia in each of the last 10...

      NHS Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were receiving NHS continuing care in England on 31 March in each primary care trust.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the financial position of (a) primary care trusts and (b) hospital trusts in North Yorkshire in the last 12 months; and if...

      NHS Funding Formula

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact on Northamptonshire's NHS of the capitation element of the NHS funding formula.

      NHS Operating Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to table 94a on page Ev249 of her Department's memorandum to the Health Committee, HC 1692-i, how the overall 2006-07 tariff uplift of4 per cent....

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget for NHS Professionals was in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what efficiency measures are in place within NHS Professionals to ensure a quick and simple process.

      NHS Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were received regarding NHS Professionals in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      NHS Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for reconfiguration of NHS services in East Sussex.

      NHS Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish NHS redundancy figures for the third quarter of 2006-07.

      NHS Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of time was between the initial advertisement of a vacancy through NHS Professionals and the first working day of the successful...

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect on her Department's expenditure of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's decision to...

      Nurses: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses are employed by the (a) Leicester Royal Infirmary hospital, (b) Glenfield hospital in Leicester and (c) Leicester general hospital; and...

      Physician Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans her Department has for the employment of physician assistants in the health service.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts do not have full-time directors of finance in post.

      Protection of Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many cases individuals have challenged their inclusion on the protection of vulnerable adults list by appealing to the care standards tribunal; how...

      Radiographers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the (a) actual and (b) optimum number of (i) diagnostic and (ii) therapeutic radiographers working in the NHS.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) school nurses and (b) school health assistants have been made redundant in the last three years in (i) Coventry and (ii) England; and what...

      Southampton Independent Sector Treatment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the contract for the proposed Southampton Independent sector treatment centre to be signed.

      Substance Misuse: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training on substance misuse is provided to (a) social workers and (b) midwives.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was (a) between written referral from a general practitioner to the first out-patient appointment with a pain management...

      Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps Waltham Forest primary care trust has taken to minimise the level of emergency admissions to Whipps Cross hospital; and what average...

      Willesden Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of Willesden Community hospital.

      Work Absence: Gastric Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has assessed the effects of gastric complaints on absence from work.

      York Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital expenditure York hospitals NHS trust incurred in 2005-06 for (a) software licences, (b) buildings, (c) assets under construction, (d)...

      York Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the end-of-year revenue expenditure of York hospitals NHS trust was, excluding expenditure on services subsequently transferred to the primary care...

  • Education and Skills

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what supplements on children's issues have been published in the Guardian newspaper at the request of his Department in each of the last...

    • Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to protect pupils with nut or seed allergies who buy snacks from school tuck shops and vending machines.

      Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of high schools include citizenship as part of the curriculum.

      College Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many fires there have been in (a) further education colleges and (b) higher education institutions in each region in the last 10 years.

      Creationism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if his Department will ban the teaching of creationism in science as a scientific theory; (2) what steps his Department is taking to...

      Exam Results

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils in England achieved 5 A*-C grades at GCSE excluding (a) equivalents and (b) Applied GCSE Double Awards in the...

      Exam Subjects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which (a) AS/Level and (b) A1 Level subject saw the (i) smallest and (ii) largest intake of students in each of the last five years.

      Foundation Degree Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost is to the public purse of the completion of a foundation degree, broken down by subject.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of pupils in the Stoke Central constituency received free school meals in each of the last three years.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in (a) Oxfordshire and (b) Wantage constituency received free school meals in each year since 1997.

      Graduate Teacher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people on the Graduate Teacher Programme are below the age of 25.

      Graduate Teacher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students took part in (a) the Graduate Teacher Programme and (b) the Post Graduate Certificate of Education in the last year for...

      Higher Education Funding Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the Higher Education Funding Council for England's annual budget was spent on the provision of foundation degrees in each...

      International GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the (a) Office for Standards in Education and (b) Qualifications and Curriculum Authority recognises the International GCSE as an...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what targets his Department sets for local authorities.

      New Secondary Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average cost is of building a new secondary school.

      Nursery Places: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many nursery places there were in York in each year since 1992.

      Ofsted Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills who is responsible for establishing whether individual inspections by Ofsted meet the required standards.

      Omega 3 Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on educational performance of recent pilots of schools giving pupils omega 3 supplements.

      School Property Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the 10 largest thefts of school property from school premises in terms of financial loss to the school were in the last three years.

      School Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what individuals, companies or organisations have expressed an interest in setting up a school trust since the Education and Inspections Act...

      Secondary Schools Admissions Guidelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consultation has been undertaken with stakeholders to the Secondary School Admissions Guidelines for September 2008 on (a) siblings...

      Sure Start Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the ability of Sure Start children's centres to engage with black and minority ethnic parents.

      Truth in Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he issues to school science departments on the suitability of teaching materials from the organisation Truth in Science for...

      Truth in Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations his Department has received from Truth in Science Ltd. on the teaching of (a) creationism and (b) intelligent design...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what independent evaluation his Department has commissioned the cost of centres for vocational education.

      Youth Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many white males aged (a) 16 to 17 years and (b) 18 years old are not in education, employment or training.

  • Defence

    • Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers on the potential effect of tax credit regulations on the operational bonus.

    • Operational Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with Treasury Ministers on ensuring that the operational bonus is not affected by tax credit regulations.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent reports he has received from the Chiefs of Staff on the security situation in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the security situation in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of the (a) security and (b) non-security element of the Basra equivalent of the Baghdad Security Plan; whether...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role UK forces were asked to undertake as a contribution to the Disarmament, Demobilisation and Reintegration process in tackling armed militia...

      Troop Transportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the arrangements in place for transporting troops by air to and from Afghanistan and Iraq.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the contribution of British armed forces to security and stability in Afghanistan.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made in acquiring additional aircraft carriers.

      Accounting Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what financial information is produced by management groupings, which, under the Simplify and Improve initiative, are not required to produce annual...

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the fitting of anticipators to rotary aircraft.

      Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received any proposals from Boeing on restoring to operational use the eight HC3 Chinook helicopters.

      Armed Forces: Casualty Reporting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department takes to make publicly available information on the number of British (a) casualties and (b) fatalities incurred in (i) Iraq...

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Challenger main battle tanks and Warrior armoured fighting vehicles are (a) available to the Army and (b) deployed on operations.

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the main investment decision for the future Rapid Effect System has been made; and when the British Army will be given the opportunity to trial...

      Biofuels: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether steps are being taken to utilise used cooking and fuel oils from military bases for recycling as an ingredient in biofuels; (2) what...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of cluster munitions.

      Iraq: Troop Withdrawal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will submit for the approval of both Houses of Parliament any plans for troop withdrawal from Iraq before those plans are implemented; and if he...

      Non-lethal Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what types of non-lethal spray weapons are carried by military personnel during operations.

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to review its contribution to nuclear arms reduction under Article VI of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of adopting existing submarine-launched cruise missiles to carry nuclear warheads; (2) what...

      Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Predator unmanned aerial vehicles his Department expects to purchase in the next 12 months; what the cost of these will be; and when they are...

      QinetiQ

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many goats have died as a result of experiments at QinetiQ Alverstoke in each year since 2000.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what progress has been made in settling the level of pay for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary in its 2006 pay review process; (2) why the 2006 pay review...

      Service Personnel: Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to improve the welfare package for injured service personnel.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what proportion of the world's oceans submarines are undetectable from space.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the suitability of the Trident weapons system as a deterrent during the rest of its serviceable lifetime; and whom and what Trident is...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the US has (a) power of veto and (b) technological veto over the launch of the Trident nuclear deterrent.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the proportion of the defence budget which would be accounted for by Trident's successor in each year of its development and operation.

      Troop Secondments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts at the United Nations on human rights training for troops seconded to UN missions.

      UK Sourced Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of food bought by the armed forces in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.

      UK Sourced Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to encourage the procurers of food supplies for the armed forces to purchase British produce.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Bellwin Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make the Bellwin scheme of emergency financial assistance to local authorities applicable to terrorist incidents.

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the parish councils proposed for London will be able to levy a parish precept on council tax.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Eastbourne borough council raised in council tax in each of the last 10 years.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many summonses were issued by each local authority in England for non-payment of council tax in 2004-05; what percentage...

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the forward work programme is for the (a) communities and equalities and (b) tackling disadvantage programme directives.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) marketing, (b) information, (c) communications, (d) public affairs and (e) public relations staff the (i)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who her Department's Director General of Equalities is; and what the grade of the post is.

      Digital Challenge Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what percentage of digital challenge funds will be received by community and third sector organisations; (2) what...

      Empty Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of empty public sector (a) residential properties and (b) commercial and industrial...

      Empty Properties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether councils are allowed to use (a) the full electoral register and (b) council tax records to identify potential homes...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information an Energy Performance Certificate will contain.

      Energy Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) decision-making process and (b) likely time scale is for the public inquiry into the onshore grid connection at...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of people classed as homeless and in priority need are under the age of 25 years in each local...

      Houses in Multiple Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures her Department is taking to ensure the effective implementation of the mandatory licensing scheme for houses in...

      Houses in Multiple Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with local authority representatives on implementation of the licensing scheme for...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families were in temporary accommodation in each year since 1979-80.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of homes were sold to first time buyers in the last 10 years.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless applicants to local authorities had a prison as their last known address in each of the last three years.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many completed sales through (a) shared ownership and (b) key worker schemes were funded by (i) the Government and (ii)...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities are using the new prudential borrowing framework for housing purposes; and what the scale of their...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the void turnaround time was for (a) council flats and (b) housing association properties in Bristol in each year since 2001.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many targets her Department sets for local authorities; and what they are.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what circumstances a local authority is able to impose penalties on contractors who fail to complete works to an agreed deadline.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been awarded to Westminster city council under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund since its inception; and what amount...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assets are held by each regional local government pension scheme; and how many members there are in each regional local...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many days were lost to (a) long-term and (b) short-term sick leave in each local authority in each year since 1997; and if...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authority wards have received funding from urban regeneration programmes since 1979; under which programmes each...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Tamworth Borough Council received from central government in real terms in each of the past six years.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate of the number of A8 migrants in local authority areas will be used in the calculation of support grant to...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on (a) electricity and (b) gas by each local authority in each year since 2001; what the average...

      Mayor of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was to the public purse of the case against the Mayor of London by the Standards Board and the Adjudication Panel.

      Newcastle City Council Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what population figures for the City of Newcastle upon Tyne were used to calculate Newcastle City Council's Revenue Support...

      Persimmon Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions in the last 12 months (a) she, (b) ministerial colleagues and (c) her officials have had meetings with...

      Planning Policy Guidance 3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations she has received on Planning Policy Guidance 3.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2006, Official Report, column 532W, on departmental staff, how many applications the...

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on recruitment advertising in each of the last three years.

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many church buildings have been damaged in faith hate crimes in each of the last five years.

      Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many reports of faith hate incidents there have been in each of the last five years.

      Renewable Energy: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure that the national planning regime encourages the development of (a) micro-power energy...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Secretary in the Cabinet Office to the hon. Member for Blackpool, South (Mr....

      Rural Areas: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she sought advice from the Council for the Protection of Rural England before announcing her decision to withdraw...

      Sexual Orientation Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish the Sexual Orientation Regulations in draft before they are presented to the House for ratification.

      Sexual Orientation Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government's policy on the prohibition in England and Wales of discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation...

      Sexual Orientation Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had on the likely impact of the Sexual Orientation Regulations on (a) fostering agencies,...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of her Department's civil servants work full-time to support departmental special advisers; and what the salary is of...

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its predecessors spent on statistics relating to the work of her Department in each of the last five...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the supporting people settlement for 2007-08 was for (a) Leicestershire, (b) Nottinghamshire and (c) Derbyshire; and...

      Tablighi Jamaat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the extent to which Tablighi Jamaat poses a security risk to the UK; and if she will make a...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills about local authorities deriving income from...

      Telecommunications Masts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much income was derived by local authorities from mobile phone companies in each of the last three years.

      Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library the minutes of the board meetings ofthe Thames Gateway South Essex Partnership on (a) 8...

      Tobacco: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions about reduced ignition propensity cigarettes officials in her Department have had with representatives...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Valuation Office Agency has paid to (a) Cole Layer Trumble and (b) Tyler Technologies to date; and what the...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library the training material produced bythe Valuation Office Agency's (VOA) Training Development...

      West Yorkshire Pension Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the assets of the West Yorkshire Pension Fund.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the armed forces have received criminal convictions whilst serving in Northern Ireland in each of the past six years for...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Costs and Regulation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' current strategy to achieve its targets of reducing farming costs by 25 per cent by 2010; and...

    • Agriculture: Poultry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in order to prevent possible commercial disadvantage, they will reduce the £3,000 registration fee payable by United Kingdom poultry producers under...

      Assisted Dying

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they will respond to the proposal made by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists that the deliberate intervention to cause the death of a...

      Care Services: Fresh Drinking Water

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether care standards require that fresh drinking water is available to care residents throughout the day and that it is offered to them regularly; and Whether...

      Child Protection: Bichard Inquiry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in ensuring the delivery of the Bichard inquiry recommendations before 2010.

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the conditions and circumstances in which DNA would be taken from an accuser of rape from the time of the original reporting of the rape to the period...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Poaching

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assistance they have offered to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo to assist wildlife wardens to prevent poaching of wildlife.

      EU: Turkey

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their position on the accession of Turkey to the European Union.

      Guantanamo Bay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they will not make an exception to the general policy of not assisting non-British nationals in the case of the former British residents held for a long time...

      Health: Audiology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the most recently available waiting times for National Health Service audiology services by English regions.

      Health: Audiology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice the Department of Health has sought from the professional bodies representing United Kingdom audiologists in formulating their national audiology plan.

      Health: Audiology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration has been given to the maintenance of specialist audiology services within the National Health Service in plans to contract out audiology...

      Health: Regulation of Psychologists

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the extent to which their proposal to place the regulation of the psychological professions under the Health Professions Council will...

      Health: Sport and Exercise Medicine Doctors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which of the first 16 sport and exercise medicine doctors recognised by the Department of Health have been contracted by Olympic governing bodies of sport.

      Immigration: Unaccompanied Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many unaccompanied children arrived in England and Wales, for whom an asylum claim has been made, in each quarter or month of the last two years for which...

      Immigration: Unaccompanied Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the care and education of unaccompanied children, granted asylum or long-term leave to remain, are a national responsibility.

      Iraq: British Consulate

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether suitable premises have been identified for the British consulate in Erbil, Iraq; and, if so, which premises have been identified.

      NHS: Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the total compensation paid to patients and families in the past five years as a result of litigation against National Health Service obstetricians...

      Olympic Games 2012: Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, following their objective to deliver the London Olympic Games on an all-party basis, they intend to agree all aspects of the overall budget for the London...

      Palace of Westminster: Post

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What was the total number of items of post received in the Palace of Westminster in 2005; and what proportion was received in each of the two Houses.

      Pensions: Richardsons Fertilisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will propose policy changes as a result of the collapse of the Richardsons Fertilisers pension scheme.

      Prisons: Operational Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the abolition of the Office for Contracted Prisons, who is responsible for the direct operational management of each of the private sector prisons...

      Prisons: Operational Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the abolition of the Office for Contracted Prisons, what direct operational responsibility the director-general of the Prison Service has for private...

      Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005: Designation of Land

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What area of land has so far been designated or protected under Sections 128 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005.

      Sport: Anti-doping

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who are the members of the security panel responsible for monitoring UK Sport's national anti-doping organisation for elite sport; on which dates they have met;...

      Sport: English Institute of Sport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have agreed performance measures for the English Institute of Sport; if so, when these were last reviewed; and whether they will place a copy of their...

      Sport: UK Sport Performance Targets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the annual performance targets set out in the funding agreement between UK Sport and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; when these targets were...

      Stone of Destiny

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In what circumstances the Stone of Destiny would return to London for ceremonial purposes; and whether there are any plans for such a return.

      Tourism: Indian Visitors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many tourists with Indian passports visited the United Kingdom in 2005; and how many tourists from India visited Northern Ireland in this period.

      Vehicles: Weight Restrictions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 23 November (WA 19), what evidence the fixed penalty procedures working group has taken on (a) the...

      Young Offender Institutions: Ashfield

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Ashfield young offender institution on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months...

      Young Offender Institutions: Ashfield

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the abolition of the Office for Contracted Prisons, who is responsible for the direct operational management of the juveniles and young offenders in HM...

      Young Offender Institutions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Brinsford young offender institution on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the 12 months...

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

December 2006
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Did you find what you were looking for?