Written answers

Monday, 8 January 2007

  • Education and Skills

    • Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what research he has commissioned into the link between childhood obesity and consumption of fizzy drinks.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Anschutz Entertainment Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) officials and (b) Ministers in her Department have met representatives of the Anshutz Entertainment Group.

    • Anti-conversion Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of anti-conversion laws in (a) Malaysia, (b) Indonesia, (c) Pakistan and (d)...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to (a) the EU and (b) her counterpart in Beijing on China's fulfilment of its World Trade...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the Government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) for the release of Marie...

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the purpose was of the expenditure denoted in relation to (a) Reuniting Europe, Table 15 and (b) Universal Postal Union,...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official meetings were held by the Minister for State for the Middle East during his recent visit to Washington; and if she...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the prospects of the Government of Ethiopia handing back the offices of the Ethiopian Bible...

      Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Ethiopian Government about political violence and intimidation.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which officials in her Department have given evidence to the Iraq policy review processes conducted in the United States by the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a formal review of UK policy in Iraq is taking place within the Foreign Office; and if she will make a statement.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received from her Israeli counterpart on the impact of the current political instability in Lebanon...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of the current political instability in Lebanon on the implementation of UNSCR 1701;...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps have been taken in Southern Lebanon on the disarmament of Hezbollah in accordance with UN Security Council Resolution...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 473W, on Lebanon, which parties are represented on the...

      Madagascar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation the UK has in Madagascar.

      Madagascar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to reopen an embassy in Madagascar following the decision of the Madagascan authorities to open an embassy in...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department plans to hold with (a) Iraq, (b) Jordan and (c) Libya on establishing British Army bases...

      North Korea (Nuclear Capability)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the nuclear capability of the Democratic Republic of North Korea; and if she will make a statement.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have made representations to the Israeli authorities on the effect of (a) the Annexation Wall and (b)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many parliamentary written questions her Department received in each parliamentary session since 2001; and how many of these...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what target her Department has for the maximum acceptable amount of time to answer parliamentary written questions; and what...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions in the past three years her Department (a) initiated and (b) attended, when called by another...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her (a) EU and (b) US counterparts on ways to strengthen the UN arms embargo against...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK has offered any support to the forthcoming African Union protection and training mission to Somalia.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what international agreement there is on the scale of the African Union protection and training mission to Somalia mandated by...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the Government have to work with European partners to introduce targeted sanctions on perpetrators of violence in Darfur.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government have had with (a) the US Administration and (b) European partners on implementation of (i) a...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's policy is on the proposal for a no-fly zone in Sudan.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the United Nations Human Rights Council mission to Darfur; what...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received from the UN Mission in Sudan on (a) kidnapping of AMIS military personnel and (b) the hijacking...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the current security situation at El Fasher.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcomes were of the recent meeting of the Tripartite Mechanism in Khartoum; and what reports she has received on plans...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what Government policy is on the proposed introduction of a no-fly zone over Darfur.

      Terrorism (Victims)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what role her Department has in the ongoing establishment of the charitable fund to help British victims of terrorism; and if...

      WMD Dossier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish the first draft of the Weapons of Mass Destruction dossier authored by John Williams, then Director of News...

      Zimbabwe (Refugees)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the number of refugees from Zimbabwe entering (a) Botswana, (b) the Republic of South...

  • Transport

    • Car Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what information he holds on (a) local authority and (b) business car sharing schemes in (i) England, (ii) the North East and (iii) Gateshead,...

    • Consultancy Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 10 consultancy fees charged to his Department since May 1997 were the most expensive.

      Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what approvals his Department has given for expenditure in Darlington since 1997.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many temporary employees are contracted to work for his Department; what the total annual salary bill is for such employees; and what the figures...

      Eddington Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the compliance of out-of-town grocery shopping with the recent Eddington report on transport.

  • Health

    • A and E Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what projections she has made of the number of accident and emergency admissions at Worthing hospital in each of the next five years.

    • Acinetobacter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of infection with the bacteria Acinetobacter there were in the NHS in (a) 2003, (b) 2004 and (c) 2005, broken down by NHS trust.

      Acquired Brain Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding her Department provides for individuals with acquired brain injuries.

      Acyl CoA Dehydrogenase Deficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to introduce screening for medium chain acyl CoA dehydrogenase deficiency.

      Admittance Decisions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to table 63a on page Ev 169 of her Department's Memorandum to the Health Committee, HC 1692-i, what assessment she has made of the reasons...

      Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what moneys were attached to the alcohol harm reduction strategy (a) at its inception and (b) for the 2006-07 financial year; and what moneys have been...

      Alcohol Harm Reduction Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on advertising the risks associated with alcohol addiction in each year since 1997.

      Alimta

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will take steps to ensure that the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence's decision about Alimta is communicated to...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) target response time is for ambulance attendance at the scene of an incident following a 999 call.

      Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide free prescriptions to chronic asthmatics.

      Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts pay general practitioners for completing blue badge application forms.

      Cancer Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to encourage the (a) cancer networks, (b) strategic health authorities and (c) work force development directorate...

      Carbon Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on carbon credits by the NHS in the last year.

      Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research is being undertaken by her Department into the efficacy of the ResQPOD device as an aid to cardiopulmonary resuscitation; and if she will...

      Carisoprodol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency expects to publish its updated assessment on carisoprodol; (2) when the Medicines and...

      Cervical Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to introduce a vaccination programme against the human papilloma virus subtypes responsible for causing cervical cancer.

      Child Health Interim Application

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the status of the Child Health Interim Application; whether it is still being supported by manual systems; and whether it...

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will undertake research into the effect of the consumption of fruit juices on excess weight and obesity among schoolchildren.

      Clinical Coding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expected cost is of the clinical coding audit programme in 2007-08.

      Community Matron Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the community matron scheme.

      Community Services (Bexley)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received regarding proposed reductions in NHS community services in the London borough of Bexley.

      Community Treatment Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, columns 377-78W, on community treatment orders, what she has received so far; what is still...

      Compensation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in compensation payments by her Department in 2005-06; and what the reason for the payment was in each case.

      Consultant Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been received as payments for fee paying services by consultants in each NHS hospital trust in each financial year since the implementation...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 856W, on NHS continuing care, how many people were in receipt of NHS continuing care...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people who were awarded NHS continuing care funding ceased to receive continuing care following a first review.

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide direct payments to families to pay for care of relatives who are designated band 1 in the continuing health care package.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Chairman of the Appointments Commission will write to the hon. Member for Warley as requested on 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 1321W,...

      Dacorum Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many district nurses were employed by Dacorum Primary Care Trust in each month since 1997.

      David Southall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will take steps to prevent Dr. David Southall from working in NHS hospitals; (2) what discussions her Department has had with the University...

      David Southall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what investigations have taken place in the NHS into the research practices of Dr. David Southall.

      Dehydration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned into the (a) prevalence, (b) effects and (c) causes of dehydration among (i) schoolchildren and (ii) adults.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the Government's plan to implement the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's guidelines on dementia.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what drug treatments are recommended by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for the treatment of dementia with Lewy body disease.

      Departmental Commercial Director

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who is on the appointments panel for the commercial director of the Department.

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of her Department's (a) computers and (b) laptops were stolen in each of the last nine years; and what the total value was of stolen computers...

      Departmental Finance

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

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that blood glucose testing strips are made available on NHS prescription for insulin-dependent diabetics in all areas.

      Digital Hearing Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will take steps to shorten the waiting times for patients to receive digital hearing aids from the NHS; (2) what recent assessment she has...

      Doctors and Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in Wantage constituency in each year since 1997.

      Doncaster Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for how many babies born at Doncaster Royal Infirmary compensation was paid for brain damage in each year between 1980 and 1989.

      Drug Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of drug misuse-related illness have been treated by the NHS in (a) Greater London and (b) England in each year since 2000.

      Emergency Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effect of the likely reconfiguration of services in West Hertfordshire Acute Hospital Trust on thrombolysis targets.

      Foster Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many responses she received from psychotherapists in relation to the Foster Report.

      Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, columns 920-21W, on NHS foundation trusts, whether she plans to have any discussions with...

      Genito-urinary Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of attenders at genito-urinary medicine clinics was recorded as not having been given an appointment within two weeks in the August 2006...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what efficiency savings the Human Tissue Authority has made as a result of the Gershon Review; and if she will make a statement.

      GP Referrals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether GPs will have a choice whether to send patients to an NHS hospital or through the capture, assess, treat and support system to independent...

      Haemophiliacs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of surviving haemophilia sufferers who have been infected with contaminated blood.

      Health and Personal Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to table 5 on page Ev 10 of her Department's Memorandum to the Health Committee entitled Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social...

      Health Care Professionals (Recruitment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many employment agencies have been removed from the list of agencies adhering to the code of practice for the international recruitment of healthcare...

      Health Care Professionals (Recruitment)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times the code of practice for the international recruitment of healthcare professionals has been breached; how many times (a) alleged breaches...

      Health Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the qualifications required to carry out the roles of (a) health visitor, (b) district nurse and (c) child psychologist have changed since 1997.

      Health Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the roles of (a) health visitors, (b) district nurses and (c) child psychologists working within the NHS have changed since 1997.

      Health Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances health trusts are required to offer reconfiguration plans for public consultation; who is responsible for deciding the...

      Health Visitors and Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) health visitors and (b) community nurses there are in each primary care trust in England.

      Health Visitors and Community Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary care trusts are required to ring-fence funding for the provision of (a) health visitors and (b) community nurses.

      Hearing and Sight Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to introduce hearing and sight tests for children when they first attend secondary school.

      Heart Disease and Stroke Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Department's report of 5 December 2006 on the clinical case for reconfiguration in the context of heart disease and stroke services, what...

      Heart Disease and Stroke Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Department's report of 5 December on the clinical case for reconfiguration in the context of heart disease and stroke services, what the...

      Hospital Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many letters she has received from residents of Oxfordshire on the closure of community hospitals in the county.

      Hospital Closures (Media Interest)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology was used to arrive at predictions for media interest (a) now, (b) in the summer, (c) in the autumn and (d) in the future as indicated...

      Hospital Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospitals, (b) hospital doctors, (c) nurses and (d) other hospital staff working with patients there were on (i) 2 May 1997 and (ii) the...

      Hospital-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding her Department has provided to support research into the eradication of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile; (2) what research...

      Hospital-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to tackle MRSA; and if she will make a statement.

      Healthcare: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by social services departments in each local authority on provision for (a) adults and (b) children who have no recourse to public...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the utilisation of each of the independent sector treatment centres was as a percentage of contracted value in 2005-06; and what it has been so far...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records of infection rates in independent treatment centres she requires operators of independent treatment centres to report to her Department; and...

      Independent Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with (a) strategic health authorities and (b) primary care trusts in the North West on the second wave of independent...

      Influenza Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reasons for the delay in the supply of influenza vaccine this year have been; and what financial or other penalties have been imposed on the...

      Influenza Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people over 65 in (a) Ludlow constituency, (b) Shropshire and (c) the West Midlands have received an influenza vaccination in the...

      Inter-authority Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 678, on inter-authority transfers, if she will list the (a) transferer, (b)...

      Intermediate Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many intermediate beds are available per thousand population in each county in England.

      Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will centrally collate the amount NHS trusts in England and Wales spent on interpreters in the 2005-06 financial year; and if she will make a statement.

      Investing in Your Health Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total (a) indirect and (b) direct costs were from the Investing In Your Health consultations carried out by the (i) St. Albans and Harpenden...

      Lincolnshire Chief Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Chief Executive of United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust was paid during her suspension; whether she received a (a) pay rise and (b) bonus in...

      Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma Advisory Group last met; when it last made a preliminary report; and when its final report is due; (2) when...

      Medical Staff (Sexual Offences)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered (a) doctors and (b) dentists were (i) convicted and (ii) cautioned for sexual offences in each year since 1997.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency last updated the information on its website on (a) the Yellow Card Scheme and (b) on each...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons items are removed by the medicines control agency from health food shops; (2) what factors determine whether the medicines control...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many individual patients received treatment for mental illness in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many episodes of treatment for mentally...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to introduce a system of payment by results for mental health services.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to fulfil the commitment in the "Our Health, Our Care, Our Say" white paper to introduce statutory regulation for psychological therapies.

      Metered Dose Inhalers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which EU countries (a) have and (b) have not phased out the use of CFC-based metered dose inhalers (MDIs); and what discussions her Department...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what occasions she has met the chief executive of the (a) South East Coast strategic health authority and (b) West Sussex Primary Care Trust and...

      Ministerial Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she met (a) the Chief Executives of (i) NHS Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority and (ii) East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust...

      New Mother Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the minimum time is following delivery of a baby that a mother should be discharged.

      Newcastle Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what population assumptions were used for allocations to Newcastle primary care trust in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07; and what...

      NHS Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by turnaround teams in reducing debt within the NHS; what the most recent deficit position is in the NHS; and if she will make...

      NHS Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps the NHS is taking to reduce its carbon dioxide emissions; (2) what estimate she has made of the amount of greenhouse gas emissions...

      NHS Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on the national health service in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06; and what the percentage change was in real terms over that period.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the projected increases in populations used to determine the revenue allocations to primary care trusts within the Thames Gateway for (a)...

      NHS Financial Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her Department's publication of the NHS Financial Performance, quarter two, 2006-07, if she will list the organisations referred to in...

      NHS Head of IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the head of IT for the NHS (a) was paid, (b) received as a bonus and (c) received in pension contributions in each of the last five years for...

      NHS Operating Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to publish the NHS Operating Framework for 2007-08.

      NHS Reconfiguration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to ensure effective public consultation is undertaken on changes to the configuration of NHS services.

      NHS Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 858W, on NHS redundancies, when she expects to publish the NHS financial performance...

      NHS Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) efficiency and (b) productivity indicators she uses to assess standards of (i) care and (ii) value for money of NHS trusts' performance.

      Nice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is given to primary care trusts on making available to patients drug treatments which are licensed but are not yet a part of the National...

      Non-elective Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish the predictive risk indicators for non-elective admissions.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS work force nurses represent; and what proportion they represented in 1997.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the proportion of newly qualified nurses entering the NHS in each year since 1997 with a (a) diploma qualification and (b)...

      Nursing Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nursing posts are being held open within the NHS.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department uses an internal (a) traffic light and (b) colour coded system to answer written parliamentary questions; and whether her...

      Primary Care Trust Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the primary care trusts in (a) Suffolk Coastal, (b) Central Suffolk, (c) Ipswich and (d) Suffolk East on (i) salaries and (ii)...

      Primary Care Trust Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the aggregate expenditure of primary care trusts in North Yorkshire was in each year since 1996-97 (a) in cash terms and (b) at current prices; and...

      Primary Care Trust Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding (a) in total and (b) per capita was allocated to each primary care trust (PCT) in England; what the outturn expenditure was in each case;...

      Perinatal Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many intensive care perinatal nurse posts have been held open in the last year.

      PFI Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value is of the unitary payments of each private finance initiative scheme overseen by her Department over the lifetime of the contract expressed...

      Pharmaceutical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on recent developments in single-channel pharmaceutical wholesale distribution, with particular reference to (a) security of...

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of physiotherapy graduates have gained employment in the NHS in each year since 2001.

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department's revenue was from prescription charges paid by people (a) under 25 years and (b) over 25 years in the latest year for which...

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Union of Students will be consulted as part of the review into prescription charges; and what the timescale is for the review.

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many internal reviews of the prescription charging system have been carried out since 1997; and what the outcome has been of each.

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will initiate a full-scale review of the costs and benefits of (a) alternative systems to the existing prescription charging system and (b) the...

      Prescription Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what principles underpin the existing exemptions from prescription charging.

      Public Health Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many public health directors are employed by primary care trusts; and what the total cost was of the employment of such directors in 2005-06;...

      Residential Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2006, Official Report, column 688W, on residential care/sheltered housing, which local authorities still consider...

      Resource Accounting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to review the way the system of resource accounting and budgeting is applied to NHS trusts.

      Resource Allocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what each change which has been made to the system of resource allocation since May 1997 was; when the decision to make each change was made; and in what...

      Responsible Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to promote responsible drinking; and if she will make a statement.

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the drug Ritalin in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to her Department of the prescribing of the drug Ritalin was in the last year for which figures are available; and what her most recent...

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what her estimate is of the number of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder being prescribed the drug Ritalin; (2) what assessment...

      Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses were employed by Royal Shrewsbury hospital in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school nurses and school health assistants were employed by Coventry Teaching Primary Care Trust in each of the last five years.

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 568W, on school nurses, when the decision was made that the Choosing Health commitment...

      School Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital and community health services qualified nursing and midwifery staff, excluding agency staff, working in the school nursing area of...

      Sexually Abused Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which projects are funded by primary care trusts to support children who have experienced sexual exploitation.

      Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of hospital admissions were caused by side effects from prescribed medication in each of the last three years; and what estimate she has...

      Special Advisers

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

      Specialist Diet Foods: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions have taken place between her Department and the Treasury on the effect of removing the VAT exemption on specialist diet foods.

      Speech Therapists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, column 389W, on speech therapists, how many speech therapists there are in each strategic...

      Staff Magazine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department publishes an in-house staff magazine.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost was of training each (a) doctor, (b) nurse, (c) physiotherapist and (d) speech and language therapist for the entire period...

      Training Grade Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes are being proposed by South East Coast strategic health authority in hospital training grade doctor budgets.

      Turnaround Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list the hospitals which have been sent turnaround teams; and what ward closures (a) are planned and (b) have been implemented in the...

      Waiting List Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have died while on waiting lists for treatment in the last 12 months, excluding causes of death not related to the condition giving rise...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to inform patients of the United Lincolnshire Hospitals Trust whose waiting times have been extended by the manipulation of waiting...

      West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will refer the reconfiguration of hospital services by West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust to the independent reconfiguration panel; and if she will...

      York Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) maximum waiting time for (i) in-patient and (ii) day case admissions was at York Hospitals NHS Trust in each year since 1997-98.

      York Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses and (d) other (i) professionally qualified clinical staff...

  • Defence

    • Active Denial System: US

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the Active Denial System under development by the US military.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the results of the British strategy in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the equipment available to the armed forces in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK Government have received, under paragraph 3.2 of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the UK and Government of...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the requirement in paragraph 5.1 of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of the UK and the Government of Afghanistan on...

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent reports he has had from the Chiefs of Staff on the security situation on the Afghanistan/Pakistan border.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops are in Afghanistan; and where they are located.

      Agency Personnel: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for 2005-06 the Meteorological Office spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total...

      Armed Forces: Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officers and (b) soldiers are in receipt of (i) benefits and (ii) tax credits in (A) 1, 2, 3 PARA, (B) 1(st) Battalion Grenadier Guards,...

      Armed Forces: Casualty Reporting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the exercise to collate and reconcile data on casualties which occurred in Afghanistan before 1 January to be completed.

      Armoured Vehicle Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for improving armoured vehicle training; and what budget has been allocated for such training.

      Army Air Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times each aircraft type in the Army Air Corps has been cannibalised in the last 12 months.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected total cost is of the capital programme at the Atomic Weapons Establishment from 2005 to 2025.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected average annual cost is of operating the Atomic Weapons Establishment from 2007 to 2055.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department expects to complete the major capital programme at the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

      Bonuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2006, Official Report, column 356W, on bonuses, how many of the bonuses referred to were worth (a) over...

      Chief of the General Staff: Briefing Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the July 2006 meeting of the Chief of the General Staff's briefing group.

      Chorley Territorial Army Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the kitchens at the Chorley Territorial Army Centre have been condemned; (2) when he expects work (a) to begin and (b) to be completed...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which officials from his Department will be attending the conference to discuss a future cluster munition treaty in Oslo on 21 to 23 February 2007.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with (a) EU counterparts and (b) Cabinet colleagues on the Norwegian conference to discuss a future treaty on cluster...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to the letter of 5 October (Your Ref: MC05590/2006), from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire.

      Defence Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will exercise the Government's special shareholder rights in Devonport Management Ltd. to enable that company to compete freely for defence...

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff are employed by each Defence Export Services Organisation office outside the UK.

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which states were identified as priority or key markets in the most recent Strategic Market Analysis carried out by the Defence Export Services Organisation.

      Departmental IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many departmental computer stations were affected in April and May 2004 by the Sasser worm.

      Departmental Staff

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

      Ex-servicemen: Falklands War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will increase the level of support for veterans of the Falklands War.

      Ex-servicemen: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans badges have been allocated to ex-service personnel in the Glasgow, South-West constituency since April 2005.

      Ex-services Personnel: Welfare Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department (a) provides directly and (b) gives to third parties for the provision of welfare support services for ex-service personnel.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department and its associated public bodies in order to achieve Gershon efficiency savings; whether these costs have been...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much efficiency savings have been made in his Department and agencies as a result of the Gershon review; and if he will make a statement.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK Gurkha troops were deployed at RAF Fairford during the period that the base was operational in the spring of 2003.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) in service, (b) fit for purpose and (c) available for immediate deployment helicopters there are in the (i) Royal Navy, (ii) RAF and...

      Infantry: Target Strength

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) strength of each Scottish infantry battalion (i) is and (ii) was at 1 April 2006; and what the forecast is for 31...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have been discharged from the services as disabled following the Iraq conflict.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Iraqi civilians have been detained by UK forces since the end of hostilities in 2003; and how many are being held.

      Japan: Former Civilian Internees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases considered by the ex-gratia scheme for former civilian internees of the Japanese have been paid as a consequence of the change to the...

      Joint Personnel Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures are in place to ensure Joint Personnel Administration connection to the Royal Navy ships.

      KBR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment his Department has made of the significance of (a) the flotation of KBR on the stock market and (b) delays which recently...

      Legal Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by the Department on external legal advice in each of the past five years.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel have been treated for (a) post-traumatic stress disorder and (b) other mental health problems after serving in (i) Iraq and (ii)...

      Meteorological Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Meteorological Office has achieved value for money exploiting synergies between its weather...

      Meteorological Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what work the Meteorological Office's Hadley Centre for Climate Change Research undertakes (a) to enable the Government to plan for the impacts of...

      Meteorological Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets have been set for savings by the Meteorological Office; and what assessment he has made of the implications of savings measures for the...

      Military Deployments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what total number of personnel has been deployed to (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq since October 2001, broken down by (i) roulement and (ii) service.

      Military Parachutists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to introduce (a) automatic activation devices and (b) audio altimeters for military trainee parachutists.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what official visits (a) he and (b) his Ministers have made in England in the past 12 months.

      Missing Military Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel have been classified as (a) missing in action and (b) missing presumed dead in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan since the...

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the 13 practical steps toward nuclear disarmament referred to on page 13 of the White Paper CM6994, in respect of which of these steps...

      Nuclear Liabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether nuclear liabilities will continue to be financed through his Department's budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many warheads in the stockpile of operationally available warheads will be dismantled as a result of the reductions in the stockpile announced in the...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the procurement timeframe is for the programme to build new Vanguard-Class ballistic missile submarines; at what stage he expects main gate...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) planned service life at construction and (b) actual service life was for each decommissioned nuclear submarine that has been in service...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the cost of developing a new design of submarine reactor with a passive cooling system that could function...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the countries that have the capability of firing a nuclear weapon that could reach (a) the UK, (b) Japan and (c) Venezuela.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will break down by main budget heading the costs of the new Trident nuclear deterrent.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will prove a break down by main budget heading the costs of replacing the nuclear fleet with three submarines.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which external organisations provided estimates for the costs of option (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four, outlined in the White Paper The...

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) his and (b) his Ministers' official engagements were for 22 November 2006.

      Outsourcing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will establish a monitoring mechanism to reduce the risk of outsourcing of defence business to dominant private sector companies.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any abatement of HM Forces service pay was made prior to 31 March 1975 for the purpose of funding pension entitlements.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from what fund armed forces service pensions are paid to pensioners who retired (a) prior to 31 March 1975 and (b) after 1 April 1975.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reinstate free postage for letters and parcels sent to members of the armed forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq; and if he will make a...

      RAF Akrotiri

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF officers were on duty (a) in the terminal and (b) at the base at RAF Akrotiri between 1700 hours on Tuesday 26 September and 0600 hours on...

      Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what records are kept on the length of service, rank and pay of ex-servicemen and women who retired from the forces prior to 31 March 1975.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when each of the armed services last (a) met and (b) exceeded recruitment targets.

      Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruits to the infantry in Scotland there were in each of the last 12 months.

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department's policy is on the application...

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers serving with the Royal Irish Regiment Home Service were re-engaged at age 55 between 1 September 2005 and 31 August 2006 in each battalion.

      Royal Navy Ships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ships for the Royal Navy his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) decommissioned in each year since 1997, broken down by type.

      Service Children's Education Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people are employed by the Service Children's Education Agency; how many are employed in Scotland; what the personnel costs of the agency...

      Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with the Department of Health on ensuring that service personnel and their families returning...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's civil servants work full-time to support departmental special advisers; and what the salary is of each such civil servant.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimates have been made of the cost of modernising the submarine infrastructure at (a) Coulport and (b) Faslane.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions the Government have had with NATO partners on implementation of (a) a no-fly zone over Darfur, (b) targeted sanction on perpetrators...

      Thermal Imaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer dated 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 934W on thermal imaging, what the make of the new light weight thermal imaging...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what environmental impact assessments (EIAs) his Department has undertaken of the (a) deployment, (b) infrastructure facilities required for...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his estimate is of the time it would take to procure further Trident D5 missiles.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the availability of (a) project management and (b) nuclear decommissioning expertise between (i) 2007 and 2012, (ii)...

      TriStars (Spare Parts)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any difficulties have been experienced in obtaining spare parts for the Royal Air Force's fleet of TriStars.

      UK Reservists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) funding and (b) other support his Department gives to employers in supporting the UK's reservists.

      Veterans Lapel Badge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will consider extending the qualifying entitlement for the HM Armed Forces Veterans Lapel Badge to include widows of First and Second World...

      War Graves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has (a) had and (b) plans to have with the French Government to prevent the disturbance of British war graves in the expansion of...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of relinking war pensions with earnings.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans have been prepared for further reductions in the number of Royal Navy vessels available for service; and whether it is intended...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 447W, on Royal Navy ships, which types of warship are at extended readiness; and if...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 447W, what assessment he has made of the implications for the ability of the Royal...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which 10 consultancy fees charged to her Department since May 1997 were the most expensive.

    • Departmental Training and Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of departmental training and equipment in Health and Safety DSE, referred to on page 108 of her Department's annual...

      Humanitarian Assistance Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role of the Humanitarian Assistance Unit is; on what basis the unit is located in her Department; what projects the unit has...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effects of the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 on (a) consumers, (b) licensees and (c)...

      Licensing Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether restrictions are in place on the eligibility of (a) hon. Members and (b) councillors to make representations on behalf of the...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made with remediation work on the contaminated land on the Olympic site; what the role is of the Olympic Delivery...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the cost of remediation on the Olympic site.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what contaminants the Olympic Delivery Authority has identified on the Olympic site; (2) what advice she received from Jack...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what advice she received from KPMG about VAT and the Olympic budget; and when she received it.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the occasions on which her Department has sought Treasury approval for expenditure related to the 2012 Olympics.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 99W, on the 2012 Olympics, whether the projects undertaken by KPMG...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 99W, on 2012 Olympics, on what date her Department first discussed...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 99W, on the 2012 Olympics, whether the cost to her Department of the...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many senior positions in non-departmental public bodies for which her Department is responsible are vacant; and if she will...

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) Government and (b) Opposition right hon. and hon. Members Sport England has (i) mentioned on its website and (ii) invited...

      Terrorism (Victims)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with ministerial colleagues in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the...

      Terrorism (Victims)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 816W, on victims of terrorism, if she will make a statement...

      TV Licence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many individuals purchased black and white television licences in each ITV television region between 1 December 2005 and 1 December 2006.

  • Home Department

    • Airports (Security)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 897W, why the information on the number of prosecutions for incidents...

    • Alcohol-related Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of offences against the person have been linked to (a) alcohol abuse and (b) use of illegal drugs in each year since 1997.

      Alcohol-related Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of alcohol- related violence took place in (a) England and Wales, (b) the Kent police force area and (c) the North Kent...

      Alcohol Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to improve the provision of alcohol rehabilitation for offenders.

      Arrest Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the arrest rate was for crimes reported (a) as committed by a burglar, (b) as committed by an armed robber, (c) as a cause of...

      ASBOs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in each constituency in each year since their inception.

      ASBOs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in the Chelmsford local authority area in each of the last five years.

      ASBOs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued to (a) people under 19 and (b) people aged 19 years or over in each local authority...

      Bail Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were committed by people who were on bail in each of the last five years.

      Brakecare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department made of the number of people who benefit annually from Brakecare's bereavement pack before the decision to...

      Brakecare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the families of road crash victims will receive adequate information and support after his...

      British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on members of the British Transport Police were reported in each of the past five years; and how many of these assaults...

      Child Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were extradited to the UK from the United States for child kidnapping in each of the last 20 years.

      Child Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many child sex offenders were convicted in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      CICA Payouts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what total payout from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority he has budgeted for in each of the next five years.

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many CCTV cameras are operational in (a) the City of London, (b) Greater London, (c) Manchester, (d) Liverpool and (e) Cardiff.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter dated 3 October 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. S. M. Hashmi.

      CRB Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time was for a police check to be completed through the Criminal Records Bureau in the last period for which figures...

      Crime Prevention (Clwyd, South)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures his Department has taken to tackle crime in Clwyd, South since 1997.

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported crimes there were in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England and Wales in (i) 1992, (ii) 1997, (iii) 2002 and...

      Crime Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of animal cruelty were recorded in Suffolk in each of the last five years; and how many have been successfully prosecuted.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the outcome of the consultation on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority will be announced; and if he will make a statement.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will introduce legislation to ensure that Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks are requested of all people working with children or...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who have not been convicted of a crime are on the DNA Database in (a) Essex and (b) the Mid-Essex Division of Essex...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were on the DNA Database on 1 November in (a) Essex and (b) the Mid-Essex Division of Essex constabulary area.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many residents of Wantage constituency are on the national DNA database.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profiles are on the DNA database as a result of investigations by (a) the police and (b) security services.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many and what percentage of cases in which an arrest was made on the basis of DNA evidence was the DNA evidence found to be mistaken...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of retaining DNA samples linked to the National DNA Database in the last year for which figures are available, broken down...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on (a) tackling and (b) preventing domestic violence in each of the last five years; and how much he expects...

      Drug-addicted Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many claims by prisoners who have a drug addiction in relation to access to illegal drugs and the detoxification programmes that...

      Europol Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the proposed EU legislation for the development of the Europol Information System; and what its legal base is.

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalties were issued in each of the last five years; for what offences such penalties were issued; in what circumstances the...

      Foreign Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to bring to justice foreign drivers who commit a traffic offence but do not attend trial.

      Group 4

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring is carried out by his Department to ensure the reliability of the tagging system operated by Group 4.

      Guantanamo Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out in detail the grounds on which the Government are unwilling to admit into the UK detainees at Guantanamo whom the US is...

      Guantanamo Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his assessment is of the implications for UK immigration policy and immigration controls if the Government accepted back into the UK...

      Hague Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the legislative proposals which are under development at EU level implementing the Hague Programme on Freedom, Security and...

      Historic Child Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether changes have been made to guidance on the investigation of historic child abuse since 2002.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where people seeking entry to the UK have been apprehended for (a) attempted trafficking and (b) trafficking for minors in each of the last...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the revenue which will be received from charges for the provision of information from the National Identity...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the effect of imposing charges for the provision of information from the National Identity Register for the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to section 5 (5) of the Identity Cards Act 2006, whether individuals who fail to attend an appointment to verify their information...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost of introducing identity cards.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what alternative proposals to identity cards were considered by his Department; and what assessment was undertaken of the likely...

      Illegal Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many individuals have been convicted for converting air weapons to fire live ammunition in each of the last three years; (2) how...

      Illegal Fox Hunts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for taking part in illegal fox hunts since the Hunting Act 2004 was implemented.

      Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that there is an adequate number of qualified interpreters available in criminal proceedings.

      Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what use was made by each constabulary of (a) interpreters registered on the National Register of Public Service Interpreters (NRPSI) and...

      Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by police forces in England on interpreters in each of the last five years.

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expected (a) start and (b) completion date is for the (i) NOMIS, (ii) identity cards, (iii) CID, (iv) biometric residence permits,...

      Life Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time spent in prison was for those (a) convicted of murder and (b) serving all other life sentences in each of the last 10...

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research into the use of high-powered microphones on CCTV cameras at the 2012 Olympics;...

      Murders (Mental Illness)

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders committed in the last 12 months were committed by people with (a) a history of mental illness and (b) no history of mental...

      Offender Management Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances he would put out to tender an entire probation service under the Offender Management Bill.

      Offender Management Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultations were conducted with (a) prison governors and (b) probation officers in preparation of the Offender Management Bill.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what complaints were received by the Chief Executive of the National Offenders Management Service about (a) her and (b) her organisation in...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the production of the detailed business case for the National Offender Management Service; what the milestones...

      National Security Co-ordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent the National Infrastructure Security Co-ordination Centre shares information with its counterparts in other countries.

      Police Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many searches were conducted by police officers in each of the last five years; how many seizures of money were made; and how much money...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) convicted prisoners in each prison in England and Wales, (b) remand prisoners and (c) remand prisoners under...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are serving prison sentences, broken down into the number of times they have been in prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provisions there are (a) to limit and (b) to prohibit the sharing of cells by prisoners in each prison; and whether there has been any...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many minutes of free telephone calls prisoners in England and Wales are allowed each week.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what monitoring and evaluation his Department carried out on perpetrators programmes run by the Probation Service.

      Procurement Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by his Department since May 1997 have been; what the (a) original budget, (b) cost to...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the Association of Chief Police Officers' policy of directing enforcement against prostitution...

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dispersal orders were issued in Essex in each of the last three years.

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women who reported rape have subsequently been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for (i) perverting the course of justice and (ii)...

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has received any evidence of Ritalin being used (a) as a recreational drug and (b) as a recreational drug when...

      Ritalin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has received any evidence of the NHS prescribed Novartis drug Ritalin being (a) sold and (b) used as a recreational drug.

      Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of procedures used to track sex offenders released in the community; and if he will make a...

      Shopping Centres: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of Bluewater shopping centre on (a) funding scanning equipment for all...

      Single Non-emergency Number

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the conclusions of assessments of the pilot projects of the Single Non-emergency Number; and what plans he has to...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop-and-searches have been made under article 60 (1) (b) of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 as amended by the Knives...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the individuals detained for a period of (a) 27 and (b) 28 days under the Terrorism Act 2006 after 8 August 2006 were...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been detained in connection with terrorism-related inquiries and then released since the Terrorism Act 2006 came into...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to review the proscription under the Terrorism Act 2000 of the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (Mojahedin-e Khalk)...

      Thefts: Telephone Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the theft of (a) a mobile telephone and (b) a wallet can be reported to the Metropolitan Police on the telephone; and what guidance...

      Underage Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was (a) committed and (b) has been paid to local councils for trading standards campaigns against underage drinking at the time of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Asperger's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support is given by his Department to persons with Asperger's syndrome to assist them in integrating into the work environment.

    • Benefit Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioner households in (a) Cleethorpes constituency, (b) Great Grimsby constituency, (c) Scunthorpe constituency and (d) Brigg...

      Benefit Payments: Cleethorpes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each electoral ward in Cleethorpes constituency receive pension credit.

      Benefit Payments: Cleethorpes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Cleethorpes constituency were in receipt of state benefits in each of the past 10 years, broken down by benefit.

      Benefit Payments: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Tamworth are claiming incapacity benefit.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on his Department's plans to support carers.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the annual cost of abolishing the overlapping benefit rule for the carers allowance and basic state pension; and if he...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, how many of his Department's civil servants work full-time to support departmental special advisers; and what the salary is of each such civil...

      Contact Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer from the Minister for Work to the hon. Member for Southend West (Mr. Amess) of 27 November 2006, Official Report,...

      Csa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of progress against the targets in the Child Support Agency business plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Call Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations reports have been submitted by call centres owned or operated by...

      Departmental Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that his Department's database contains benefit claimants' full and correct addresses.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and (b) the agencies for which he has responsibility spent on redundancy payments (i) in each of the last 24...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which statistics have been put forward by his Department for consideration to become new national statistics in each of the last five years;...

      Disability Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress has been made in identifying an effective method of measuring the take-up of disability benefits.

      Disabled People: Clwyd, South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures his Department has taken to help disabled people in Clwyd, South since 1997.

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions (a) ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman on her report...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the reduction in costs to public funds of taxing Financial Assistance Scheme payments and not having to pay...

      Harris Tweed Weavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria the Benefits Agency applied when designating Harris Tweed weavers as self-employed, as opposed to unemployed, during...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of people making a fresh claim for incapacity benefit in each year since 2000 had been in receipt of incapacity benefit during...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each local authority ward in Darlington received incapacity benefit in each year since its introduction.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of incapacity related benefits had caring responsibilities in the latest year for which information is available.

      Leak Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions his Department and its predecessor Department conducted a leak inquiry since May 1997; what the subject of each leak...

      Local Government

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

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost to the Government is of the Motability scheme.

      Mrs. Joanna Stephenson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will instruct the Child Support Agency to pay the interest outstanding on the lump sum paid to Mrs. Joanna Stephenson (ref...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with HM Treasury on estimating the net cost of compliance with the recommendations of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's...

      Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department last met the Parliamentary Health Service Ombudsman; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unanswered parliamentary questions from the 2005-06 parliamentary session were categorised as (a) red, (b) amber and (c) green...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department operates an internal traffic light or colour-coded system to determine when replies are given to written parliamentary...

      Parliamentary Questions

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

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Parliamentary Questions to his Department remained unanswered at the end of the last parliamentary session, broken down by subject.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the average length of time taken to answer written parliamentary questions to his Department in each year since 2001.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department grades or classifies written parliamentary questions according to their political sensitivity.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what systems are in place in his Department for classifying written parliamentary questions when they are tabled; and if he will make a statement.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each constituency in Scotland were in receipt of pension credit in each year since 2003; and how much was claimed in pension...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are receiving pension credit in each local authority ward in Darlington; and what the total cost was of these payments in the...

      Pension Rights: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the estimate of the cost of reinstating the pensions of those pension scheme members covered by the recommendations of the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has carried out of the impact on work incentives of (a) reducing the number of qualifying years needed to...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate how many pensioner benefit units in 2050 will face a (a) 100 per cent. marginal rate of pension credit withdrawal if the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in which overseas countries resident UK pensioners receive annual uprating of state pensions and other benefits; (2) in which countries...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) Canadian and (b) Australian pensioners residing in the UK are in receipt of (i) pension credit and (ii) other means-tested...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Government's position is on the possible recovery of costs from pension scheme members seeking judicial review of the Government's...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what negotiations he has entered into with employee and employer organisations concerning Section 67 of the Pensions Act 1995; and what plans...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures he is taking to encourage (a) employers with existing occupational pension schemes to maintain them and (b) those without such...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total capital value is of each private finance initiative scheme overseen by his Department which has reached financial close; over...

      Public Bodies: Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of staff of each public body responsible to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions were (a) on fixed term...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department's policy is on the...

      Rural Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what programmes his Department operates to make particular provision in rural areas; and what the cost of such programmes is expected to be in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on administration costs of disbursing benefits for (a) children, (b) working-age adults, (c) pensioners and (d) disabled...

      Vacancies: West Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were notified to the job centre in West Chelmsford constituency in each of the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Widowers: Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library copies of all instructions and bulletins issued to staff since 1996 on the processing of applications from...

  • Treasury

    • Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the annual state second pension payments which will be made based upon the Pensions White Paper proposals in each year from 2006 to 2052.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of trends in the provision of occupational pension schemes.

    • New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benchmarks he uses to measure the performance of the new deal.

      Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has commissioned on simplifying the benefits system for disabled people.

      Health and Safety at Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made in improving health and safety at work since 1997.

      Earnings Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a statement on the timing of restoring the earnings link.

      Benefit Recipients: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many in each electoral ward of Peterborough constituency have been in receipt of (a) jobseekers allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of children living in households with no adult in work in (a) each London borough and (b) the UK are (i) in single parent...

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in the UK have been in absolute low income poverty in each year since 1979-80; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of children in poverty, broken down by age band; and if he will make a statement.

      Electrical Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many qualified electrical engineers are unemployed in (a) Wantage constituency, (b) Oxfordshire and (c) the South East.

      Home Responsibilities Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of home responsibilities protection have a youngest child aged (a) between six and 11 and (b) 12 years or over.

      Income Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the income thresholds used in paragraph 7 of the reply by the Government to the Second Report of the Work and Pensions Select Committee of...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will investigate the performance of the office of the Chief Executive of Jobcentre Plus in replying to correspondence from hon. Members;...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of lone parents who have had contact with an Employment Zone adviser have moved into work in (a) London and (b) Great...

      Pensioner Benefits: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Warrington were in receipt of (a) winter fuel payments, (b) pension credit and (c) home energy efficiency grants in...

      Take-up Rates: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate is for (a) pension credit, (b) basic state pension, (c) winter fuel payment, (d) housing benefit and (e) council tax...

  • Leader of the House

    • Parliament: Public Awareness

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps he has considered to strengthen the relationship between hon. Members and the public.

    • Official Report: Ministerial Corrections

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will make a statement on progress on how ministerial corrections are to be incorporated into the Official Report.

      House of Lords Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent consultations he has undertaken on reform of the House of Lords.

      Members' Salaries

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members, including Ministers, receive more than the basic hon. Member's salary.

      Political Party Funding

      To ask the Leader of the House which representatives of each of the three main political parties had discussions with Sir Hayden Phillips during November and December.

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department's policy is on the application of the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • IT Support Services

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of IT support services for hon. Members; and if he will make...

    • Video Conferencing

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans he has to provide for further video conferencing facilities for the use of hon. Members.

  • Transport

    • Car Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cars are registered with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority.

    • Driving Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving examiners are off duty due to (a) injury and (b) other reasons resulting from incidents during driving examinations.

      Driving Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what protection from (a) verbal or (b) physical assault is provided for driving examiners.

      Driving Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines his Department issues on action to be taken against people who verbally or physically assault driving examiners.

      Driving Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines his Department issues on action to be taken against people who make unfounded complaints and allegations against driving examiners.

      Driving Examiners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what support is available to driving examiners who have experienced psychological trauma as a result of unfounded allegations being made against them.

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking (a) to open up smaller ports around the UK for freight and (b) to promote the transportation of freight around...

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much freight was transported on inland waterways in Great Britain in 2006.

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to promote the transportation of freight on inland waterways.

      FV Gaul

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how the costs referred to in the answer of 25 October 2006, Official Report, column 1866W, on the FV Gaul were determined.

      FV Gaul

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will re-open the formal investigation into the FV Gaul on the basis of evidence of design flaws in the duff and offal chutes.

      FV Gaul

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what evidence of design inadequacies in the construction and arrangements of the duff and offal chutes on the Gaul was made available to the wreck...

      M6 Toll Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the creation of the M6 toll road on the number of vehicles using alternative motorways and roads in the area.

      M6 Toll Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) cars, (b) lorries and (c) motorbikes used the M6 toll road in each year since its creation.

      MOT Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of garages offering MOT tests.

      MOT Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many spot checks inspectors employed by his Department have undertaken at garages that perform MOTs in the last three years for which figures are...

      MOT Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many inspectors his Department has assigned to perform spot checks on garages that perform MOTs.

      Pay Bargaining Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of the staff in each pay bargaining unit in his Department are (a) male and (b) female at (i) AO and (ii) EO grades.

      Pay Bargaining Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at which grades there is a pay gap of more than 5 per cent. in each pay bargaining unit in his Department between (a) white and ethnic minority staff,...

      Pay Bargaining Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of (a) male employees, (b) female employees, (c) white employees, (d) ethnic minority employees, (e) staff with...

      Pay Bargaining Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many staff in each pay bargaining unit in his Department (a) no ethnicity is recorded, (b) there is no record of whether or not they have a...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was received in road tax revenues in each year since 1997.

      Roadworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the 10 longest running sets of Highways Agency roadworks are in England.

      Roadworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) the Highways Agency and (b) each local authority has (i) been allocated and (ii) spent on road maintenance in each of the last 10 years.

      Section 29 Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many unnamed section 29 cases were created in DVLA Scotland in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005; how many have been created in 2006 to date; how many of...

      Speed Limit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assess the merits of (a) raising and (b) abolishing the national speed limit on motorways.

      Vehicle Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of road traffic accidents which were caused by mechanical faults in each of the last three years for which...

      Vehicle Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on numbers of accidents involving motorcycles of mandatory daytime running lights for all vehicles; and if he...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to improve adult education provision within prisons.

    • Anaphylactic Shock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the take-up among local education authorities has been to date of the guidance published in March 2005 by his Department and the...

      Annual Pay Award

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what date the annual pay award for departmental staff has been implemented in each of the last five years.

      Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding has been allocated in 2006-07 to support students who suffer from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the merits of extending the Building Schools for the Future Programme to hospital schools; and if he will...

      Capital Investment Budget: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's budget is for capital investment in (a) secondary schools, (b) primary schools, (c) further education and (d)...

      Child Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures he is taking to ensure that schools are receiving information on child protection online.

      Childhood Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) if he will undertake research into the possible effect on levels of obesity of proposed changes to the availability of drinks provided...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children under the age of one were taken into care in each year since 1980; and how many were subsequently returned to their...

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance his Department has provided on best practice for the governance and operational arrangements of successor bodies to local...

      Education Funding: North Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the change in the education budget in North Lincolnshire was in each of the last 10 years.

      Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils gained 5 A*-C grades including (a) vocational equivalents and (b) applied GCSE double awards in each year since 1997.

      Educational Attainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children achieved (a) level 7 in Key Stage 3 SATS and (b) two or more A grades at A-level in each local authority (LEA)...

      Educational Maintenance Allowance: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils in further education in Lincolnshire received the educational maintenance allowance in each year since 2004.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which (a) secondary and (b) primary schools had the (i) highest and (ii) lowest percentage of pupils receiving free school meals in each...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in (a) Leeds, West and (b) Leeds (i) are entitled to and (ii) claim free school meals.

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in each local authority in England left school without any GCSE qualification, excluding equivalents, in each year since 1997.

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the GCSEs which use multiple choice questions as part of the examination.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Learning and Skills Council in Coventry; and if he will make a statement.

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many children were (a) in foster care and (b) placed for adoption in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many adoption...

      Nursery Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many mainstream nursery providers there were in the Sunderland city council area in (a) 1997 and (b) 2005.

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment was made of the (a) literacy, (b) numeracy and (c) writing abilities of prisoners in each of the last 10 years.

      Prison Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his most recent assessment is of the percentage of prisoners who have no educational or other qualifications.

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils achieved (a) level 4 at key stage 2 and (b) level 5 at key stage 3 for each subject as the result of a borderline check in...

      Random Drug Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what research has been conducted by his Department into the (a) social, (b) ethical and (c) moral implications of random drug...

      School Leavers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of pupils achieving two or more passes at A-level or equivalent left school for (a) further education, (b) higher...

      School Staffing Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether the School Staffing Regulations (England) 2003 remain in force; and if he will make a statement.

      School Thefts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many thefts of school property from school premises there were in each month in each of the last three years; and what estimate he has...

      Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many schools have been (a) newly opened and (b) refurbished under the Department's Building Schools for the Future programme in...

      Schools: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff were employed in Darlington local education authority schools in...

      Schools: South West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) rural and (b) urban (i) primary and (ii) secondary schools in (1) Cornwall, (2) the south west and (3) England there were in...

      Teaching Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff were employed in (i) North East Lincolnshire local education...

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the revenue was from use of the 0870 telephone number used by the Office of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Schools) in...

      Translation and Interpretation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on translation and interpretation services by each local education authority in England and Wales in the last period for...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of half days were missed due to unauthorised absence in maintained secondary schools in (a) rural and (b) non-rural areas...

      Unauthorised Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many unauthorised absences from school there were in each constituency in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      United Learning Trust Sponsored Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many United Learning Trust sponsored academies are at the planning stage.

      Youth Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) directly-employed local authority youth workers and (b) youth workers funded by public money there were in each year since...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministers: Exit Interviews

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will conduct exit interviews with Ministers who are leaving the Government.

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many written parliamentary questions to him in the 2005-06 session were not answered wholly or in part on grounds of disproportionate cost; (2) how many...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister how many written parliamentary questions to him in the 2005-06 session did not receive an answer.

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Prime Minister when the Government received an ultimatum from the Government of Saudi Arabia threatening to withdraw diplomatic and commercial co-operation if the Serious Fraud Office...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will list the notices of external employment given by his special advisers in each of the last two years.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Archaeological and Historic Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many archaeological and historic sites in private ownership her Department has been notified of which have been (a) seriously...

    • Arts Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on increasing the number of people attending and participating in the arts from priority groups; and if she...

      Arts Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the baseline is for the target for increasing the number of people attending and participating in the arts from priority groups.

      British Cycling (Drugs)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much UK Sport has given to British Cycling to sponsor the under-23 academy to promote the anti-doping campaign 100% Me; and from...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on core departmental staff's seasonal celebrations.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) amount of public finance initiative credits allocated to her Department and (b) related capital expenditure was in each...

      Digital Broadcasting

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

      Digital Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of households which will qualify for assistance in switching over to digital television in (a)...

      Film Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what bilateral film co-production treaties were agreed by the end of 2006.

      Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on which occasions the Cross of Saint George is flown from Government department buildings.

      Gambling: Advertisements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to regulate claims made in advertisements by betting tipsters guaranteeing betting success.

      General Household Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she will next publish Sports and Leisure: results from the General Household Survey; and if she will make a statement.

      Historic Environment Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards increasing the number of people visiting designated historic environment sites from priority groups;...

      Historic Environment Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the baseline is for the target for increasing the number of people visiting designated historic environment sites from priority groups.

      Historical Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many historical sites were destroyed during construction projects in each year since May 1997.

      Kensington Palace Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to whom the land which belonged to Kensington Palace Gardens was sold; whether construction is permitted on the land; when it was...

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the baseline is for the target for increasing the number of people accessing museums and galleries collections from priority groups.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on increasing the number of people accessing museums and galleries collections from priority groups; and if...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much National Lottery funding was made available to (a) public and (b) private libraries in each year for which figures are...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2006, Official Report, column 1095W, on the Olympic Games, what proportion of the population in...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2006, Official Report, column 1095W, on the Olympic Games, whether the commitment to increase to...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many written parliamentary questions to her Department in the 2005-06 session were answered with a reply that it had not been...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many written parliamentary questions to her Department in the 2005-06 session were not answered wholly or in part on the grounds of...

      Physical Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the amount of time (a) adults and (b) children spent each day on outdoor activities and sport in each...

      Physical Activity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether she has made an estimate of the proportion of the population who engage in 30 minutes of moderate physical activity five times a...

      Public Appointments: Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what political activity has been undertaken by board members of the (a) Arts Council England, (b) Heritage Lottery Fund and (c) UK...

      Remembrance Sunday

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which delegates from the (a) Commonwealth, (b) the British Overseas Territories and (c) Crown Dependencies will be invited to lay...

      Rowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects agreement between the Amateur Rowing Association, FISA and Sport England on boat buoyancy to be reached.

      Royal Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what events have been planned to commemorate the Diamond Wedding Anniversary of HM the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in 2007.

      Royal Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what events have been planned to mark the Diamond Jubilee of HM the Queen in 2012.

      Sports Coaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time community sports coaches were employed at the end of 2006; and if she will make a statement.

      Sports Coaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in how many sports national coaching certificates were implemented, broken down by sport.

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps Ofcom is taking to inform the public of the cost of 0871 numbers.

      Trooping the Colour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the personal Commonwealth flag of Queen Elizabeth II will be displayed at the Trooping the Colour in 2007.

      Trooping the Colour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the flags from all the (a) Crown Dependencies and (b) Overseas Territories will be displayed at the Trooping the Colour in 2007.

      Union Flag

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on which occasions the Union Flag is flown from Government department buildings.

      Visitor Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on providing a sector needs analysis for visitor economy; and if she will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Shows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which agricultural shows he expects to attend during 2007.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much rural payments subsidy was paid to Mr. F. Ainsworth of Rossendale; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Animal Culls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what culls have been conducted by his Department since May 1997; what (a) costs were involved, (b) compensation was paid...

      Animal Welfare Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has put in place to ensure that owners of dogs with naturally bobbed tails will not be prosecuted under Section...

      Badger Culling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when experiments on controlling cattle TB by badger culling were first begun by his Department; how many badgers have been...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many bee-keeping inspectors are employed by his Department; what assessment he has made of their functions; and if he...

      Biosecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on initiatives to educate (a) farmers and (b) vets to recognise the clinical signs of...

      Biosecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to detect and identify pathogens that pose threats to livestock in the United Kingdom.

      Biosecurity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there is a national response plan in the event of attack on the United Kingdom food supply chain.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will undertake an evaluation of the costs and benefits of introducing pre-movement testing prior to 42 days for bovine TB.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many false positive results were obtained from tests for bovine tuberculosis in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) in the...

      BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to make a statement on whether the national flock shows evidence of BSE.

      Christmas Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of Christmas trees purchased in England that are (a) UK grown and (b)...

      Clean Neighbourhood and Environment Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many penalty fines have been imposed on local councils in North Yorkshire under the provisions of the Clean...

      Competition Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he last discussed the relationship between supermarkets and food producers with the Competition Commission.

      Departmental Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to reduce the temperature level in offices in his Department in order to cut carbon emissions.

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timetable is for the relocation and closure of the offices of his Department located at Epsom Road, Merrow,...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the effective date is for annual pay awards to his Department's staff; and what the actual implementation date has been...

      Electric Shock Collars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) examined into the animal welfare issues related to the operation...

      Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the manufacturers were of the (a) mobile telephones and (b) computer equipment supplied to his Department since January...

      Eunomia Consultancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has paid to the Eunomia consultancy; and for what purpose.

      Fallen Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made to date of the total cost to the farming industry of implementing fallen stock disposal regulations.

      Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on implementing his pledge to enable each...

      Flood Defences: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the implications are for flood defences in North Yorkshire of the recent changes to his Department's allocation of funds...

      Gamebird Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department inspects intensive gamebird farms; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether his Department...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent by his Department and its associated public bodies in order to achieve Gershon efficiency savings;...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much in efficiency savings has been made in his Department and its associated public bodies as a result of the Gershon...

      Global Warming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Department has spent on research into global warming in 2005-06; and on what projects money has been spent.

      GM Potatoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with the British Potato Council the Government's plans to allow trials of GM potatoes.

      Marine Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the measures taken by the Marine Fisheries Agency to manage UK fishing fleet capacity referred to on page 177 of his...

      Meat Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) volume and (b) value of each meat product imported from (i) Argentina, (ii) Botswana, (iii) Brazil, (iv)...

      Organic Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the (a) value, (b) output and (c) growth rate of the UK organic wine industry in...

      Public Opinion Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on commissioning public opinion research in each of the last five years.

      REACH Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations his Department has received on the application of Registration, Evaluation and Authorisation of...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department's...

      Reuse Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the payment of reuse credits by local authorities following the guidance issued to local...

      Rural Community Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to what date his Department is committed to fund rural community councils; what plans he has to fund rural community councils...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many 2005 single farm payments have been made for a sum less than €100; what estimate he has made of 2005 payments...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many 2005 single farm payments were made for a sum in excess of (a) €300,000 and (b) £1 million; who the...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Rural Payments Agency has established a separate team to process outstanding claims in respect of 2005-06 single...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, columns 306-7W, on the Rural Payments Agency, what total amount...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of previously outstanding payments under the single farm payment scheme have been paid in full in North...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which EU member states have been making (a) partial and (b) full single farm payments since 1 December; and if he will make...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many claimants in England have received (a) partial and (b) full 2006 single farm payments since 1 December; what...

      Tenant Farmers: Diversification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors were taken into account in the decision to end the funding for the scheme set up to help tenant farmers to seek...

      Total Allowable Catch: Rockall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much total allowable catch previously under UK jurisdiction is outside UK territorial waters following the cessation of...

      Water Order 2001

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that money collected under the 2001 Water Order for maintenance of water and sewerage...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Alcohol Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with (a) Ministerial colleagues in (i) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, (ii) the Home Office and...

    • Association of South East Asian Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the Association of South East Asian Nations' proposals for the creation of a single market for goods, services,...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which BAE Systems arms export contracts worth over £1 million for which export licences have been approved since 1997; and what the (a)...

      British Household Panel Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many and what proportion of (a) working age adults and (b) pensioners were recorded by the British Household Panel Survey as having (i)...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was allocated to the support of UK business in 2005-06.

      Carbon-Free Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research his Department has carried out into the feasibility of constructing a high-voltage direct current grid across the European...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research projects related to the impact on climate change of energy have been funded by his Department in 2005-06; and at what cost.

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, on coal industry compensation, what the proposals were which his...

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, on coal industry compensation, what steps his Department took in...

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, on coal industry compensation, on what date his Department received...

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, to Question 107112, on coal industry compensation, what the evidence...

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, on coal industry compensation, why the decision was taken to submit a...

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, on coal industry compensation, on what date Ministers were informed...

      Coal Industry Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 14W, on coal industry compensation, whether Ministers were given a written...

      Company Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the length of disqualification was of each company director disqualified between April 2004 and February 2005 (a) by the courts and (b)...

      Departmental Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he plans to make his Department carbon neutral.

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by his Department since May 1997 were; what the (a) original budget, (b) cost to date and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the effective date is for annual pay awards to his Department's staff; and what the actual implementation date was in each of the last...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what percentage of electricity produced in the UK comes from (a) wind, (b) tidal, (c) solar and (d) biomass sources.

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employment tribunal cases are waiting to be heard; what the average waiting time is for cases to be heard; what the longest time is...

      Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if the Government will assess the merits of mandating a minimum level of functionality for smart metering under (a) the Energy End Use...

      Energy Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem to promote an effective competitive energy market for small business...

      Energy Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what level of protection small businesses receive in the energy market; and what discussions he has had with Ofgem on the level of protection...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research was commissioned by the Energy Review team on the siting options for nuclear power stations; and if he will place in the Library...

      Energy Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library a copy of the report commissioned by the Energy Review team from Ernst and Young.

      Energy Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the (a) total UK renewable energy supply and (b) total UK energy supply is accounted for by (i) industrial wood, (ii)...

      Enterprise Insight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff are employed by Enterprise Insight; and what the cost was of employing those staff in (i)...

      Enterprise Week

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by the Small Business Service on promoting Enterprise Week in (a) 2004 and (b) 2005.

      Flood Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry from which budget the building of maintenance of flood defences to protect nuclear power stations is met; what the cost of (a) building and...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of people living in fuel poverty in (a) Chelmsford local authority area and (b) Essex in each of the...

      Gas Cylinders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he (a) is taking and (b) has taken to prevent the sale of second hand gas cylinders on internet auction sites; if he will bring...

      Gas Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to encourage suppliers to pass reductions in wholesale gas prices on to domestic consumers.

      Insolvency Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) arrests, (b) charges and (c) successful prosecutions under sections 216 and 217 of the Insolvency Act 1986 have been made in...

      Insolvency Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in how many cases in each year since the entry into force of the Insolvency Act 1986 creditors have (a) attempted to claim and (b)...

      Legal Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been spent by the Department on external legal advice in each of the past five years.

      National Consumer Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what occasions the National Consumer Council has challenged Government decisions in the courts since May 1997, in cases where all...

      National Consumer Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research projects have been undertaken by the National Consumer Council funded from the public purse since May 1997; and at what cost.

      Nuclear Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the minimum nuclear generating capacity is that his Department plans to have in place in (a) 2010, (b) 2015, (c) 2020 and (d) 2025.

      Nuclear Power Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the height above sea level is of the nuclear power facility sites at (a) Berkeley, (b) Bradwell, (c) Calder Hall, (d) Capenhurst,...

      Nuclear Power Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether any of the reports commissioned from consultants as part of the Energy Review refer to the siting of new nuclear power stations.

      Nuclear Power Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date his Department was informed of boiler tube cracking at British Energy power stations Hunterston B and Hinkley Point B.

      Nuclear Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the safety implications of storing nuclear waste on-site during the operating lifetimes of (a)...

      Phoenix Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many calls regarding phoenix companies have been received by his Department's enforcement hotline since February 2005; how many have been...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average population is of towns with a post office.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his statement of 14 December 2006, Official Report, columns 1026-28, on the post office network, how many post offices in (a)...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the (a) provision of benefits, (b) payment of utility bills and (c) sale of licences through post offices was worth to the Post...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which postal districts do not meet the criterion of having 95 per cent. of the population within six miles of a post office outlet.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the definition is of remote areas as referred to in paragraph 5.2 of the consultation document on the future of the post office network.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether community feedback was sought on the performance of post office outreach services piloted in the last 18 months.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which post offices are under consideration for closure.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the Statement of 14 December 2006, Official Report, columns 1026-8, on the post office network, what he expects the annual cost...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultation he has had with sub-postmasters regarding additional services that could be offered through their sub-post offices.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to allow sub-post offices to work with carriers other than the Royal Mail.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding he will make available for mobile post offices in the next five years.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the population lives within three miles of a post office; and what that figure is in rural areas.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of the population lives within one mile of a post office; and what that figure is in (a) urban areas and (b) deprived urban...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which organisations will be consulted in the consultation programme on post office closures.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) average level and (b) maximum amount of compensation in monetary terms of compensation for...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry at what level the social network subsidy for the Post Office network will be maintained in each year to 2011.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with local authorities on the delivery of additional council services through sub-post offices.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the outcome has been of the pilot schemes for mobile post offices.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which main areas of expenditure account for the £1.7 billion financial package he has announced for the post office network.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what public consultation process will be undertaken on the sub-post office closures proposed by the Royal Mail.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 2,500 sub-post office closures he has announced which will be in (a) rural and (b) urban...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much will be invested in improving Crown post offices over the next five years.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of Crown post offices which will close in the next three years.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many sub-postmasters in Scotland have indicated that they wish to leave the network.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his Department's policy to reduce the number of sub-post offices on the Government's...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what regulations govern the flexibility of postal prices offered by (a) the Royal Mail and (b) sub-post offices.

      Public Opinion Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department has spent on commissioning public opinion research in each of the last five years.

      Public Sector Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the Government intend to implement the recommendations made by the Office of Fair Trading in its market study on public sector...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding was made available to each regional development agency by the (a) Department for Education and Skills, (b) Department for...

      Regulation (EC) No. 2006/2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what information is (a) exchanged, (b) stored and (c) passed on to non-EU countries in connection with Regulation (EC) No. 2006/2004; what...

      Research Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the 20 largest by value projects were funded through the research councils in 2005-06.

      River Severn: Power Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if his Department will assess the feasibility of power generation projects using hydroelectric plants on (a) existing and (b) new build...

      Royal Mail: Industrial Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Royal Mail's (a) management and (b) trade unions on industrial action in Stafford and North Staffordshire.

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what programmes of support his Department makes available to rural areas; and what the financial cost is expected to be in 2007-08.

      Scientific Publications Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has sent a response to the European Commission on its study on the economic and technical evolution of the scientific publications...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the Supermarkets Code of Practice is being monitored; and what action his Department has taken to ensure that it is implemented effectively.

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent assessment his Department has made of the likely impact of below-cost selling by supermarkets on the future of market choice for...

      Tech Stars Steering Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date Sir Ronald Cohen was appointed to his Department's Tech Stars Steering Committee; and what (a) salary and (b) expenses he has...

      Televisions: Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with television manufacturers on the environmentally safe disposal of redundant analogue television sets; and if...

      UK Competitiveness Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date Sir Ronald Cohen was appointed to his Department's UK Competitiveness Committee; and what (a) salary and (b) total expenses he...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will assess the (a) value for money and (b) efficacy of the use of grants given under the Union Modernisation Fund in March 2006 to (i)...

      World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 815W, on the World Trade Organisation, whether he supports the reform of...

      Written Questions

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

  • Wales

    • Carbon Neutrality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to his answer of 7 December 2006, Official Report, columns 578-79W, on carbon neutrality, how much his Department expects to contribute to the...

    • EU Foreign Ministers Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with (a) the Home Secretary and (b) Gwent Police Authority on the costs of providing security for the meeting of European...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what plans he has to meet the Chancellor of the Exchequer to discuss the closure of the HM Revenue and Customs office in South Wales.

      Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Welsh Assembly Government about supporting manufacturing in south-east Wales.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he plans to meet the Welsh Assembly Government to discuss the role of civil nuclear power in the energy mix for Wales.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session were answered with a reply that it had not been possible to reply before...

      Pre-legislative Scrutiny

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Leader of the House on pre-legislative scrutiny for measures introduced under the Government of Wales Act 2006.

  • Minister for Women

    • Sexual Orientation Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what exemptions are planned to proposals to outlaw sexual orientation discrimination in the provision of goods and services.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners, how many written parliamentary questions to the Church Commissioners in the 2005-06 session were not answered...

    • Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many written parliamentary questions to the Church Commissioners in the 2005-06 session were answered with a...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Al-Yamamah Programme

      To ask the Solicitor-General when investigating officers of the Serious Fraud Office gained access to the details of Swiss bank accounts of those they were investigating in relation to the...

    • Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Solicitor-General in how many cases since 2000 HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor body sought to recover costs from defendants in cases revolving around clarification of points...

  • Defence

    • Christmas Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence further to the letter of 2 October 2006 to Wing Commander Conway from the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes, what improvements have been made to...

    • Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) formal complaints, (b) complaints through iSupport or the inquiry centre and (c) formal grievances have been made by Royal Navy personnel...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints from RAF personnel the Armed Forces Joint Personnel Administration Agency's internal complaints system has received about mispayment...

      Faslane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the main skill groups are of civilian personnel employed at (a) Faslane naval base and (b) RNAD Coulport; and how many are employed in each of...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the availability of the skills necessary in the UK to enable the construction of submarines for the Trident project.

      Parachute Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of military parachute training.

      School Cadet Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made by Sir Ian Russell on raising funds for cadet forces in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Stores Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many IT systems are used for the management of stores in the armed forces; (2) what plans he has to integrate the different IT systems for the...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received on the recent visit of the US Special Envoy to Darfur; and what reports he has received of the recent meeting between the...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Bank Charges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the draft Compensation (Regulated Claims Management Services) Order 2006 will apply to websites that provide free help,...

    • Compensation Payments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much in compensation payments was paid by her Department in 2005-06; and what the reason for the payment was in each case.

      Damages

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) if she will take steps to implement the recommendations of Law Commission Report number 247 on aggravated, exemplary and...

      Damages

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will take steps to implement the recommendations of Law Commission Report number 257 on raising the levels of damages...

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many of her Department's (a) computers and (b) laptops were stolen in each of the last nine years; and what the total...

      Freedom of Information Act Fees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) whether a regulatory impact assessment will be carried out on the proposed changes to regulations on Freedom of...

      IT Projects

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many information technology projects within the responsibility of her Department, its agencies and their predecessors have...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what representations she has received on proposals to reintroduce means testing for legal aid in magistrates court.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will commission research to show the (a) mean, (b) median, (c) mode and (d) largest legal aid payments made in the...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was paid in legal aid to Leigh Day and Co. in each of the last five years.

      MMR and MR: Litigation Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2006, Official Report, column 604W, on MMR/MR (litigation costs), when she expects to be...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what target her Department has for the maximum acceptable amount of time to answer parliamentary written questions; and what...

      Public Liability Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will change the rules on eligibility to legal aid for a plaintiff in cases where a public liability insurance policy...

      Public Opinion Research

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department has spent on commissioning public opinion research in each of the last five years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Collusion Allegations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of allegations of collusion between the RUC and Loyalist paramilitaries in bombings at (a) Dundalk in 1975 and (b)...

    • Compensation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was paid by the Northern Ireland Compensation Agency to people who had been convicted of paramilitary activity in 2005-06; and to whom...

      Compensation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was paid in compensation payments by his Department in 2005-06; and what the reason was for each payment.

      Consultation Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many consultation exercises have been undertaken by each Department in the Northern Ireland Office in the last (a) six months and...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff were employed on a consultancy basis in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last five years for...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much efficiency savings have been made in his Department and its associated public bodies as a result of the Gershon review; and if he will...

      Golden Jubilee Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of those eligible in Northern Ireland to receive HM the Queen's Golden Jubilee Medal have not received their medal in each...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total capital value is of each private finance initiative scheme overseen by his Department which has reached financial close; over...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) public-private partnerships and (b) private finance initiative contracts have been entered into by his Department; what assets were...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidance he has issued to his special advisers concerning alterations to their duties during the campaign for the deputy leadership of the...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to alter the (a) salaries of, (b) number of support staff available to and (c) office space provided to his special...

      Water Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of dwellings in Northern Ireland which are without mains water supply.

  • Health

    • Alcohol-related Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults were admitted into accident and emergency departments in Greater London because of alcohol-related problems in each year since 2003.

    • Branded Generic Medicines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment her Department has made of the potential for savings to the NHS from the purchase of branded generic goods; and if she will make a...

      Capital Resource Funds Allocation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any of the capital resource fund allocated in the 2006-07 financial year for investment in health has since been designated to the Department for...

      Cholesterol Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence her Department has assessed on the level of risk posed by elevated levels of low density lipopropein cholesterol in coronary heart disease...

      Commission for Patient and Public Involvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the performance of the Commission for Patient and Public Involvement in Health in engaging hard to reach groups and those...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the role of English district general hospitals that serve Welsh patients has been in the consultation process on the possible closure of community...

      Contact Lenses: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions are in place to prevent the sale of contact lenses over the internet without a prescription.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 440W, on correspondence, what progress has been made by the chief executive of NHS...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the accuracy of the calculations of units of dental activity for dentists working on the new dental contracts; and if she will make a...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) guidance and (b) instructions were given by her Department to the Dental Practice Board during the formation of the new system of dental...

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the proportion of dentists who are likely to meet the targets set for them under the new contractual arrangements; if she...

      Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what policies her Department is developing to deal with dyspraxia; and if she will make a statement.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much in efficiency savings has been made in her Department and its associated public bodies as a result of the Gershon Review; and if she will make a...

      Hand Sanitisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to ensure that all hospitals provide an alcohol-free means of hand sanitisation for visitors.

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons expenditure on infectious disease fell between 2004-05 and 2005-06 as recorded in the NHS's resource accounts.

      Local Involvement Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the statutory basis is for the establishment of early adopter local involvement networks as set out in her Department's response to the consultation...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance she has given officials at the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency on attendance at (a) UK and (b) international...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Ministers in her Department have visited Nottinghamshire in the last 12 months; and where they visited in Nottinghamshire.

      NHS Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her policy is on construction of new NHS buildings on hospital sites that have been earmarked for closure or downgrading; what plans there are for a...

      NHS Trusts: Financial Deficits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trusts in deficit have had their deficit converted to public dividend capital; what the criteria are for converting deficits to public dividend...

      NHS Trusts: Prompt Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the promptness of payments to suppliers by NHS trusts; what mechanisms are in place to monitor their performance in this...

      North Bristol Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the letter of 15 December from the right hon. the Lord Warner to the hon. Member for Northavon, if she will set out in full the reasons why...

      Patient Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of patient forum members at the beginning of 2006; and what her most recent estimate is.

      Private Finance Initiative Projects

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

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the prostate cancer awareness campaign pilot announced in 2005; and when she expects to make a decision on the national...

      Public Involvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the model contract on the role for local involvement networks and their relationships with local authorities will be set out.

      Severalls Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the sale of Severalls Hospital in Colchester to be completed; and if she will make a statement.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sexual health leads as recommended in the 2001 National Strategy for Sexual Health and HIV are employed in primary care trusts and strategic...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government plan to make an assessment of the effectiveness of its sexual health campaign Condom Essential Wear in reducing sexual transmitted...

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she plans to publish her Department's response to the Independent Advisory Group report on sexual health published on 14 December 2006.

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what evidence her Department has assessed on the effectiveness of statins in reducing the five-year incidence of (a) major coronary events and (b)...

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting list time was for (a) all hospital patients and (b) cancer patients on (i) 2nd May 1997 and (ii) the most recent date for which...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department is taking to urge restraint and compromise among Bangladesh's political parties and to defuse tension...

    • Bolivia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the scale of recent protests in Santa Cruz; and what representations she is making to the...

      Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the military activities of armed groups in eastern Chad; what representations she has received...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Chinese authorities on harvesting of organs in China.

      European Common Asylum Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the European Common Asylum Policy.

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Indonesia regarding the burning of rainforest for the purpose of creating...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on proposed legislation in Iran to make religious minorities wear identifying insignia; which...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer by the Minister for State on 27 November 2006, Official Report, column 472W, on Iraq, whether a...

      Madagascar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements are in place in Madagascar for the representation of the interests of (a) British exporters and (b) British...

      Nangpa Incident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports she has received on the incident at Nangpa on 30 September 2006.

      Overseas Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many overseas missions the United Kingdom opened in each of the last nine years.

      Overseas Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many visa applications were (a) received by post and (b) made in person at British Missions overseas in the latest...

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the government of Pakistan's agreements with tribal leaders in North Waziristan.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of Taliban activity on the Afghan-Pakistan border.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will take steps to uphold the right of British nationals to enter the Occupied Territories.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) she, (b) her Department and (c) any agency thereof has received reports of funds being provided to Mohammed...

      Peru

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports she has received of activity of the Shining Path guerrilla movement in the Ayacucho region of Peru; and what...

      Sierra Leone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what steps the United Kingdom is taking to help monitor the Sierra Leone elections (a) unilaterally, (b) through the EU...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of recent conflict in Mogadishu; what steps she is taking with (a) the EU, (b) the UN and (c)...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects the hybrid UN-AU peacekeeping force in Darfur to be implemented.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the second ceasefire extension agreed between the Ugandan Government and the Lord's Resistance...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of Uganda on the Commonwealth Harare Declaration of 1991.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the arrest of Dr. Kizza Besigye in Uganda.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the ruling of the Ugandan Supreme Court on Dr. Kizza Besigye's election petition.

      UK-funded Medical Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of foreign governments have received UK-funded medical treatment since May 1997; and if she will list the...

      Uruguay and Argentina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications for the policy of recent tensions between Uruguay and Argentina over a planned...

      Venezuela

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations the UK Government has made to the government of Venezuela on the Bolivarian missions in that country.

      Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of appeals against initial decisions by entry clearance officers on...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the possible postponement of Zimbabwe's presidential elections; and what discussions she has...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports she has received of comments made by the President of Uganda on Zimbabwe's land policy; and what assessment...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Barker Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on the Barker Review of Land Use Planning.

    • Building Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to give more powers to local authorities to impose higher building standards with regards to (a) insulation,...

      Church of Scientology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the eligibility of the Church of Scientology for non-domestic rate relief; and if she will make...

      Compensation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much in compensation payments was paid by her Department in 2005-06; and what the reason for the payment was in each case.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by her Department since its creation; and what the expected costs are...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's annual budget is for employing workers on a consultancy basis; and how much of this budget was used in...

      Council Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what factors were taken into account when setting the cap on the discount available to council house residents in the North West...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the causes of changes in the level of council taxes since 1997-98 in (a) London and (b) England.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will rank each local authority in England by the percentage of total expenditure met by (a) council tax and (b) central...

      E-democracy Conference: Budapest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on sending officials to attend the local e-democracy conference on the internet and democracy in...

      Expanded Open Market HomeBuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget is for the Expanded Open Market HomeBuy scheme in each region for each of the next five years; and how many...

      Flood Plains: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of (a) the number of houses planned for construction on flood plains and (b) the level...

      Goods/Services: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether publicly funded goods, facilities and services are covered by the proposals on outlawing discrimination in the provision...

      Home Inspectors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home inspectors are in training.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities paid a dowry to registered social landlords taking over their housing stock in each year since 1996;...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built on green belt land since May 1997.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on local council budget plans for 2007-08 of the provisional financial settlement...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what proportion of local authorities have been in (a) negative and (b) positive housing subsidy situations in each of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have challenged the population estimates used in calculating the 2007-08 local government funding settlement.

      Local Government Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what progress has been made in discussions between the Local Government Association and the Local Government Employers...

      Places of Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of which constituency has the most places of worship per head of population.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will end the practice of allowing repeat planning applications for the same site.

      Public Opinion Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what public opinion surveys her Department has commissioned since its creation.

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding was provided directly by her Department and its predecessor to local authorities in England to support regeneration...

      Regeneration: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on regeneration projects in Liverpool in each year since 1997; which projects received more than...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 185W, on renewable energy, what figure this represents as a...

      Repossessions and Evictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many privately owned houses have been repossessed in the past three years; how many evictions there were from private rented...

      Section 106 Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department defines Section 106 agreements as a tax.

      Solar Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to simplify the planning process for the installation of solar power panels on domestic properties.

  • International Development

    • "Responsibility to Protect"

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to implement the United Nations' policy initiative "responsibility to protect".

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what role his Department had in formulating the UK contribution to the Bonn Accords on the Afghan constitution; and if he will make a...

      Aid Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of UK's GDP was used for international aid in each of the last 10 years.

      Aid Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Government has spent on aid projects in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in each of the last five years.

      AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the outcome of the International Federation of Chemical, Energy, Mine and General Workers'...

      BBC World Service Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects have been launched by his Department in collaboration with the BBC World Service Trust since 2002.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he last visited each overseas territory; and what plans he has for such visits in 2007.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to increase his Department's disbursements to British Overseas Territories in 2007.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to further improve transport links to promote the tourism industry in the British Overseas Territories;...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what account he takes of forecast carbon emissions from proposed projects when distributing funding in developing countries; and if he...

      Carbon Offsetting Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department will contribute to the Carbon Offsetting Fund; and where trees that this fund may purchase will be planted.

      CDC Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what investments have been made by the CDC Group since 2003.

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations the Government have made to the Government of China on the environmental impact of development in that country;...

      China

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK aid was given to China in each of the last six years; and if he will make a statement.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which officials from his Department will be attending the conference to discuss a future cluster munition treaty in Oslo on 21st to...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Department will be the lead department on the forthcoming Norwegian conference on a future cluster munition treaty.

      Conflict Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken by his Department to improve the provision of (a) education and (b) healthcare in states affected by conflicts.

      Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on how many occasions he has accepted corporate hospitality in the last 12 months.

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions his Department has had with the Defence Export Services Organisation; and if he will make a statement.

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative in the Democratic Republic of the...

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's (a) computers and (b) laptops were stolen in each of the last nine years; and what the total value was...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was paid by his Department to (a) the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria and (b) the Global Alliance for...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in which recipient countries his Department pools funds with other donors to give poverty reduction budget support.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria are used in classifying bilateral aid earmarked for a specific programme as (a) sector budget support included under...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the £8.5 billion on aid for education announced in April 2006 has been earmarked to promote education for females.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many graphic designers his Department employed for the production and publication of its (a) white papers and (b) departmental...

      Departmental Studies

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

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to develop environmentally sustainable, cost-effective energy sources for use in the developing world.

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries he has visited since 2003; and for what purposes.

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.

      Globaleq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what acquisition of assets have been made by Globaleq since its establishment.

      HIV/AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much he has given to the Staying Alive HIV/AIDS prevention campaign in each year since 1998-99.

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian consequences of the recent earthquakes in Sumatra; and what aid the UK is sending to...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the level of unemployment in each region of Iraq.

      IT Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many information technology projects within the responsibility of his Department, its agencies and their predecessors have been...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on the diversion of Kashmir earthquake relief funds to support armed Jihadi groups; and if he will make a...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the level of corruption in Kenya.

      Montserrat

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the impact of investigations into the local housing budget locally on budgetary aid to the Government of...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the conditions in temporary camps housing Maoist sympathisers in Nepal.

      Open-source Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what initiatives (a) promoting and (b) distributing open-source software in developing countries his Department is engaged in.

      Procurement Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the 20 largest procurement projects initiated by his Department since May 1997 were; what the (a) original budget, (b) cost to...

      Public Opinion Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on commissioning public opinion research in each of the last five years.

      Red Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department contributed to the International Committee of the Red Cross in each year since 2001; and how those...

      Russian Federation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial aid his Department gave to the Russian Federation in 2005-06.

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff days overseas were lost due to movement restrictions for security purposes in 2005-06.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what guidance he has issued to his special advisers concerning alterations to their duties during the campaign for the deputy...

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the progress of the building of the new airport in St. Helena.

      Strategic Conflict Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries have been subject to a strategic conflict assessment by his Department; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of how the escalating tension between Sudan and Chad and the Central African Republic is affecting attempts...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what documents his Department has published on UN reform since 2003.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff from his Department are on the staff of the UK's delegation to the United Nations Peacebuilding Commission's...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department are attached to the United Kingdom's delegation to the United Nations; and if he will make a statement.

      Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is planning to provide assistance following recent tropical storms (a) in Ba Ria Vung Tau province and (b)...

      Water and Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking (a) to promote and (b) to finance access to water for all in developing countries following his...

      Water and Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department has given to public sector water providers in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      World Bank/IMF

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the themes will be of his Department's three year strategy for work with the World Bank.

      World Bank/IMF

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps have been taken by the UK to strengthen co-operation between the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank.

      World Bank/IMF

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps have been taken by UK representatives to encourage a results-orientated culture at the World Bank.

      World Bank/IMF

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his Department's work on reform of the (a) International Monetary Fund and (b) World Bank.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the government of Zimbabwe on increasing women's access to sanitary products.

  • Treasury

    • 11 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the costs of official entertaining in No. 11 Downing Street were in 2005-06.

    • 11 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the costs of refurbishments to No. 11 Downing Street were in 2005-06.

      11 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the names are of the guests who have stayed overnight at Number 11 Downing Street in the last 12 months.

      Bingo Industry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) duties and (b) taxes are imposed upon the bingo industry.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of fathers with equal residence and contact with their child as mothers have been awarded child benefit.

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to whom he is sending Christmas cards on behalf of his Department.

      Christmas Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from where Christmas cards to be sent by his Department have been sourced; and what account was taken of the sustainability of that source.

      Compensation Payments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in compensation payments was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the reason for the payment was in each case.

      Customs: Searches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many searches were made by customs officers in each of the last five years; how many seizures of money were made; and how much money was seized.

      Departmental Estate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value is of (a) land and (b) buildings disposed of by his Department in each of the past 10 years.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he keeps a record of those he has entertained at No. 11 Downing street when the costs are met from public funds.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on (a) expenses, (b) travel, (c) hotels and (d) meals by staff in his Department during business visits in (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06...

      Disabled Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent from his Department's central administration budget on (a) reasonable adjustments for disabled staff and (b) the recruitment and...

      Electronic Filing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many large companies with several small pay-as-you-earn reference numbers have been successful in claiming the incentive payments for electronic filing...

      Electronic Filing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his original estimate was of the cost in each year of the incentive payments for electronic filing for small employers in each financial year that the...

      Electronic Filing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in incentive payments for electronic filing for small employers in each year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what effect on the income generated to the Exchequer has resulted from the increases in excise duty for hydrocarbon oils announced in measure 32 of his 1998...

      Gender Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to ensure that private organisations contracted to work (a) in his Department and (b) for non-departmental public bodies and...

      Government Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down by Government department the value of assets sold by central Government in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07.

      Government Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which 10 individuals, companies or organisations purchased the highest proportion of central Government assets sold in 2005-06 reported in table B21 of his...

      Government Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his target for £30 billion of surplus asset sales by 2010-11 includes the sale of public sector assets in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

      Grandparent Carers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to support grandparents who care for their grandchildren.

      Health Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the incidence rate was for (a) chronic lung disease, (b) coronary heart disease and (c) cancer for (i) men and (ii) women in Cleethorpes...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reconsider the decision to close down the HM Revenue and Customs compliance office in Chelmsford; why the decision was taken; and if he will make...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the closure of HM Revenue and Customs offices in south Wales.

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer where queries regarding national compliance and risk assessment accounts within HM Revenue and Customs for Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales will be...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many attempts to gain unauthorised access to the computer systems of HM Revenue and Customs (a) were detected and (b) succeeded in each of the last...

      Household Income Levels: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average household income is in (a) the Highland Council area, (b) Glasgow, (c) Scotland and (d) the UK.

      Iraq

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 487W, on Iraq, on what date he asked for approval from the Prime Minister; on what date...

      Iraq and Afghanistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reason is for the change in the amount he allocated to fund operations in Iraq and Afghanistan between the 2006 Budget and the 2006 Pre-Budget Report.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

      Ministerial Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) make and (b) model is of the car he most regularly uses in the course of his official duties.

      Missing Trader Intra-Community VAT Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value is of assets confiscated as a result of investigations into missing trader intra community (MTIC) VAT fraud in each year since 2000-01.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were given incorrect information on the level of their National Insurance contributions by HM Revenue and Customs in 2006; how many people...

      National Insurance Deficiency Notices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many national insurance deficiency notices have been distributed since (a) 30 November 2005 and (b) 25 May 2006; and how many of those notices were...

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue was generated from the surplus of the national insurance fund in each of the last three years.

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what purposes the surplus of the national insurance fund may be used.

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by how much the national insurance fund is in surplus.

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on income tax levels of a halt to Government borrowing from the national insurance fund.

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what the revenue raised from gilts purchased using the surplus in the national insurance fund is spent; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Trusts: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will make a statement on the VAT treatment of the supply of academic staff by universities to NHS trusts.

      NHS Trusts: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultation took place with (a) NHS trusts and (b) their representatives before HM Revenue and Customs published guidelines in April 2006 directing...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session were not answered wholly or in part on grounds of disproportionate...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session did not receive an answer.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals who will reach state pension age on or after 6 April 2010 have paid Class 3 national insurance contributions since (a) 25 May 2006 and...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the advice on possible changes to the qualifying conditions for receipt of a full basic state pension that was issued to...

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list each of the documents published as part of the consultation on the pensions tax simplification legislation included within the Finance Act 2004.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of alternatively secured pensions sold since 1 April.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amendments have been made to the pension tax regime since the Finance Act 2004.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be entitled to an alternatively secured pension.

      Planned Asset Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of planned asset sales in each year from 2008-09.

      Police Interpreters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what account is taken of changes in expenditure relating to police interpreters in assessing spending requirements for the Home Office.

      Pre-Budget Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional capital expenditure relating to (a) schools and (b) (i) further and (ii) higher education colleges was announced in the 2006 pre-Budget report.

      Pre-Budget Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what additional spending per child was announced in the 2006 pre-Budget report for (a) primary and (b) secondary schools, excluding those sums previously...

      Social Security Benefits: Terrorism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, column 846W, on social security benefits: terrorism, who the two people are who have had...

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the statutory instruments (a) enacted and (b) published in draft under powers to make regulations in those parts of the Finance Act 2004...

      Take-up Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the take-up rate is for (a) child benefit, (b) child tax credit and (c) working tax credit in (i) the Highland Council area, (ii) Glasgow, (iii)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total number of tax credit overpayments made to couples who have since separated is; and in how many such cases (a) overpayments are owed, (b)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the expected response time is for customer calls to the Derby Debt Management Team of the Tax Credit Office on the telephone number 01332 724 403; what...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 July 2006, Official Report, column 360W, on tax credits, how many tax credit overpayments were successfully disputed in each...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many compensatory payments were made in respect of tax credits in each of the last five years; and what the total cost was of these payments.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants received manual payments in each of the last five years.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many prisoners are in receipt of tax credits; and how much was paid in tax credits to prisoners in each year from 2003-04 to 2006-07 to date.

      Tax Exemptions: Religious Believers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what legal advice his Department has sought on whether allowing tax exemptions for certain religious believers establishes a legal precedent which would...

      Tax Office Closure Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider redundancy terms equivalent to those offered by the Department for Work and Pensions for workers affected by the tax office closure...

      Tax Revenue: Agriculture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from the Northern Ireland agricultural sector in each year since 2000.

      Treasury Consent

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the cost-threshold beyond which Treasury consent...

      Unemployment: Wellingborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the statement of 7 December 2006, Official Report, column 432, what youth unemployment was in Wellingborough constituency in 1997; what...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of the in-house staff magazine of the Valuation Office Agency from the last 12 months.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time is for which valued added tax payments have been delayed by the use of Extended Verification on UK mobile phone, computer parts and...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal manual of procedure for HM Revenue and Customs to implement extended verification on traders for...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on HM Revenue and Customs' use of extended verification procedures for VAT.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Government Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what (a) guidance and (b) instructions Her Majesty's Stationery Office follows on the size of margins in Government publications.

    • Government Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment she has made of (a) the potential cost savings and (b) the environmental impact of reducing the size of margins in official...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Post Offices

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what estimate he has made of the percentage of people living in rural areas who are within one mile of a post office; and how many lived within one mile in 1997.

  • Home Department

    • Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions took place for (a) assaults and (b) assaults with a minor injury in (i) each basic command unit in Durham...

    • Assaults

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) assaults and (b) assaults with a minor injury took place on police officers in (i) each basic command unit in Durham...

      Asylum Registration Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum registration cards were issued in each month since July 2006.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by his Department in working with the Local Government Association, London councils, the Department for Education...

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many under-18s were detained in immigration removal centres on 30 November 2006.

      Asylum and Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many under-18s were held at Colnbrook immigration removal centre on 30 November 2006.

      Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what services are provided by Government for people bereaved as a result of a (a) homicide and (b) road crash; what the cost was for...

      Child Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children who had been detained for more than 28 days were being held at immigration detention centres on (a) 31 August, (b) 30...

      Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals for legislation to abolish all forms of corporal punishment of children.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter to him dated 9 November from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Ms Jacinta...

      Crime: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) violence against the person, (b) theft and (c) criminal damage were committed in Cumbria in each year since 1998.

      Departmental Computer Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any of his Department's (a) computer data and (b) computer back-up data is stored outside the United Kingdom.

      Departmental Computer Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any corrupt data have been detected on his Department's computer systems.

      Departmental Computer Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department where his Department's computer (a) data and (b) back-up data is physically stored.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the cases of overspend on his Department's projects costing over £5 million since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was to his Department of conferences relating to the new asylum model in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Library

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for his Department's library was for each of the last five years.

      Departmental Staff

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

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under 18 years who have DNA profiles stored on the national database have not been charged or cautioned for an offence; and...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) murder, (b) manslaughter, (c) grievous bodily harm and (d) rape have been solved as a result of the retention on...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA profiles were recorded on the national DNA database in each of the last two years.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of people on the DNA database have been convicted of a crime.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is of collecting and entering one DNA profile onto the national DNA Database; and if he will make a statement.

      Driver Improvement Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether acceptance of a place on a driver improvement course offered by Bedfordshire police in lieu of prosecution involves admission of...

      Driver Improvement Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of fees for the driver improvement course offered by Bedfordshire police service to motorists is received by the service.

      Efficiency Gains

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will break down by area of expenditure the £445 million efficiency gains set out in paragraph 6.18 of the pre-Budget report; and...

      Escort Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments his Department has made to security firms for (a) detention and (b) escort services provided to the Immigration and...

      Foreign Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases involving foreign prisoners claiming to be wrongfully detained after the end of their sentence have been settled (a) out of...

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent by his Department and agencies in order to achieve Gershon efficiency savings; whether these costs were included in...

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those resident at the Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre on 29 November 2006 have (a) been bailed, (b) been transferred...

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library the results of internal inquiries into disturbances at Harmondsworth Immigration detention centre before 29...

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his written statement of 30 November 2006, Official Report, column 115WS, on Harmondsworth, what assessment he has made of the...

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will conduct an inquiry into the disturbances at Harmondsworth immigration detention centre on 29 November.

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the contract to run the Harmondsworth immigration detention centre includes provision for his Department's press office to deal with...

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees have been removed from Harmondsworth immigration removal centre following the incident on 28 November; and where they have...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Directorate will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Warley of 5 September on behalf of...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by the forgery unit of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate to resolve a case was in the latest period for...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases the forgery unit of the Immigration and Nationality Directorate are working on.

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many forged document cases at the Immigration and Nationality Directorate are unsolved.

      Justice and Home Affairs: Passerelle

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government are opposed in principle to the use of the passerelle in justice and home affairs.

      Langley House

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are any plans to renegotiate the contract with Langley house to supply secure beds to the Home Office.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he expects in the number of probation officers required under the offender management model of supervision.

      National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the £55,000 cash sum seized from a proscribed terrorist organisation by the national terrorist financial investigation unit reported...

      National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what way the seizure of funds from a proscribed terrorist organisation by the national terrorist financial investigation unit make a...

      National Terrorist Financial Investigation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the national terrorist financial investigation unit cost between 2001 and 2006.

      New Asylum Model

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many extra staff have been recruited to his Department to operate the new asylum model.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to parliamentary question 107352 on Abid Javaid, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden for answer on...

      Prison Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence he has collected on the comparative efficacy of (a) private prisons and (b) public sector managed prisons in (i) reducing...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances drug users who begin a custodial sentence (a) are required to go through a detoxification process and (b) are allowed...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many prisoners were prosecuted for offences committed in prison of (a) violence, (b) drugs, (c) threatening or abusive behaviour...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent guidance has been issued by the Prison Service on the adoption of common criteria for the distribution of condoms in prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are earning at or above the national minimum wage.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been allocated to training and development for those working in the probation service for (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c)...

      Recidivism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the rate of recidivism amongst (a) child sex offenders, (b) other sex offenders, (c) violent crime...

      Recidivism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the adjusted re-offending rate for persons on community orders was during the two-year period following completion of the order at the...

      Release and Recall Section

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contractors have referred breaches of curfew orders to the Release and Recall Section in each quarter for which figures are...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on the retirement age, what his Department's policy is on the...

      Road Accidents: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of fatal road crashes have resulted in a criminal prosecution in the last five years.

      Rural Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what programmes his Department operates to make particular provision in rural areas; and what the cost of such programmes is expected to be...

      Sentencing Discounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will assess the merits of introducing differential sentencing discounts for guilty pleas made (a) before trial and (b) at trial.

      Terrorism Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many cases of people arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 a charge was ultimately brought under (a) the threshold test and (b) the...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many victims were supported by Victim Support in each of the last five years; and of these, what percentage were victims bereaved as a...

      Victim Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what victim groups have received money from the Victims fund since it was set up in 2004, broken down by type of crime; how much in each year...

      Youth Justice System

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many first time entrants there were into the youth justice system in the year ending 31 March (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Ammunition

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any units of the Armed Forces in Afghanistan have run out of ammunition; if so, what the circumstances were; how long was the delay before resupply; and...

    • Afghanistan: Counter-narcotics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the United Kingdom has contributed to establishing counter-narcotics intelligence structures in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Counter-narcotics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have been given any indication by the Government of Afghanistan as to when the Ministry of Counter Narcotics will become operational; and how the...

      Afghanistan: Counter-narcotics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who surveys, monitors and verifies the eradication of drugs in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Drug Seizures

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many drug-related seizures have been made in the Helmand province of Afghanistan; and how many drug-related laboratories have been destroyed in the province...

      Afghanistan: Drug Traffickers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend United Kingdom military forces deployed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan to target drug traffickers, as distinct from drug growers,...

      Afghanistan: Drug Traffickers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many suspected drug traffickers United Kingdom forces deployed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan have detained and handed over to the Afghan authorities.

      Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What impact current deployments in the Helmand province of Afghanistan have had on (a) air crew training, and (b) air fleet availability in other theatres of operation.

      Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How United Kingdom military forces deployed in the Helmand province of Afghanistan are structured.

      Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements the Helmand provincial security co-ordination centre has for working with other provinces in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the strategic delivery unit in the United Kingdom embassy in Kabul will co-ordinate and monitor reform and reconstruction activities in the Helmand province in...

      Afghanistan: ISAF Headquarters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 12 December (WA 179), whether the replacement composite headquarters for the International Security Assistance...

      Afghanistan: Mentor and Liaison Teams

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the roles of United Kingdom operational mentor and liaison teams partnered and deployed alongside Afghan forces differ from the roles of embedded trainers.

      Afghanistan: NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is any procedure whereby NATO members can be expelled or suspended from the organisation in light of their inability or unwillingness to provide...

      Afghanistan: Registered Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many registered refugees have officially returned to Afghanistan from Pakistan, Iran and other countries since 2001; how many of those have also returned to...

      Afghanistan: Taliban

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have received about the activities of Taliban sympathisers in Pakistan's Pashtun-majority federally administered tribal areas; and what...

      Agriculture: Set-aside

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the policy purpose of set-aside under the single farm payment scheme; and whether this has changed with the introduction of single farm payments.

      Agriculture: Set-aside

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are proposing to make any changes in the set-aside rules for 2007—08 and subsequent years.

      Armed Forces Act 2006

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What secondary legislation will be necessary to bring into full effect the Armed Forces Act 2006; which pieces of secondary legislation will be subject to the...

      Armed Forces: Allowances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When British troops who have been deployed in Afghanistan for over three months will receive all the additional allowances payable to them by virtue of such deployment.

      Armed Forces: Entry Search and Seizure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Armed Forces (Entry Search and Seizure) Order 2006 and the Armed Forces (Entry Search and Seizure) (Amendment) Order 2006 have been laid under the Armed...

      Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the first Joint Strike Fighter for service on the new aircraft carriers will be delivered; and whether that date will affect the projected in-service date for...

      Armed Forces: Steven Roberts Inquiry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the recommendations in the published findings of the board of inquiry into the death of Sergeant Steven Roberts in March 2003, how many sets of Osprey...

      Armed Forces: Steven Roberts Inquiry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the recommendations in the published findings of the board of inquiry into the death of Sergeant Steven Roberts in March 2003, how many Kestrel body...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what statutory or prerogative power the Attorney-General gave instructions to the Serious Fraud Office not to pursue its investigation of offences of...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Attorney-General received representations from BAE Systems warning of the adverse impact on business from the loss of a Eurofighter Typhoon agreement...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What were the respective roles and responsibilities of the Prime Minister and the Attorney-General in reaching the decision to halt the Serious Fraud Office...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the decision to abandon the Serious Fraud Office investigation into the Al Yamamah oil-for-arms contracts was influenced by pressure from Saudi Arabia in...

      Aviation: Gibraltar Air Traffic

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to increase safety at Gibraltar airport, given the increased traffic being created by more airlines flying there.

      BBC: Arabic Television Service

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the reasons for BBC World's planned Arabic television service offering less than 24-hour coverage.

      Benefits: Incapacity and Severe Disability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In each of the past five years, how many claimants of incapacity benefit and severe disability allowance ceased to claim, by age decile.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a person is entitled to be registered as a British citizen if, immediately prior to 1 January 1983, that person was a statutory British protected person by...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will place in the Library of the House the e-mail from Tameem Abdulhusein Ebrahim to the British consul-general in Hong Kong dated 1 December,...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What matters were discussed last week by the British vice-consul and the Nepalese consul during their meeting in Hong Kong; and whether they will place in the...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 18 April (WA 163) regarding British overseas citizenship under Article 6(1) of the Hong Kong...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 14 December (WA 217), why the British consulate-general in Hong Kong requires a Nepalese citizenship renunciation...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 14 December (WA 217), why the British consulate-general in Hong Kong is relying on the Nepalese authorities to...

      China: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they are making concerning the conviction and sentence of Chen Guangcheng following the campaign he waged in Shandong province against the...

      Cluster Munitions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they will be represented at the Cluster Munition Coalition meeting in Oslo from 21 to 23 February 2007.

      Companies Act 2006

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Companies Act 2006 will be available in printed form.

      Crime: Gender Balance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 8 November (WA 197), whether their research into the causes of crime indicates that the disparity...

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will refer to persons making allegations of rape unsubstantiated by independent evidence as "alleged victims" rather than as "victims" until judicial...

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the false accusations made by the accuser in the Warren Blackwell case of (a) sexual assault by her father in 1989; (b) rape against a boy in 1983; (c)...

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 6 December (WA 142), in what circumstances the DNA of a victim would need to be taken for...

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to review the requirement for a victim of rape to give written consent for the retention of their DNA on the National DNA Database.

      Crime: Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a person who has been identified as a false accuser of rape and who has not been prosecuted retains the right to give written consent for their DNA to be...

      Cyprus: Direct Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Triesman on 4 December (WA 92—3), what are the legal obstacles to direct flights to the Turkish Republic of Northern...

      Cyprus: Direct Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Triesman on 4 December (WA 92—3), whether there are any embargos between other nations or traditions in the European...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo about the detention without charge of civil rights lawyer...

      Disability: Access to Work

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the participants in the access to work pilot schemes were not self-referred.

      EU: Co-operation with NATO

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will table at the next appropriate European Union Council meeting, and at the forthcoming summit, suggestions to improve practical co-operation...

      Guantanamo Bay: Bisher Al-Rawi

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What reply was received to the letter sent earlier this year by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the United States Secretary of...

      Gulf War 1990-91: Oilfields

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any oil outlets are still burning as a result of the first Gulf War which they have been unable to extinguish; and, if so, how many and where.

      Gulf War 1990-91: Cost of Operations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the final cost of the British military contribution to the 1990-91 Gulf War; and how much of this was repaid to the British Exchequer by states in the...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What specific benefits British veterans of the 1990—91 Gulf War have derived from their monitoring and that of the Medical Research Council of federally...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why Wing Commander Dr Derek Hall was informed, in three recent communications from the Veterans Agency and Ministry of Defence, that Gulf War syndrome does not...

      House of Lords: Travel Expenses

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether the House Committee will consider extending the entitlement to travel expenses for Lords' spouses and civil partners to any person nominated by a Member...

      Immigration: Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children were detained in immigration removal centres in each month of 2006.

      Immigration: Deportation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average cost of a deportation appeal before the tribunal where the Home Office is represented by (a) a presenting officer; (b) the Treasury solicitor;...

      Immigration: Harmondsworth Removal Centre

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many fast-track cases have been initiated since the recent disturbances at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre; and how many are being dealt with at each...

      Immigration: Harmondsworth Removal Centre

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the fast-track detainees who were at Harmondsworth immigration removal centre at the time of the recent disturbances and who were at initial application or...

      Immigration: Highly Skilled Migrants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What changes have been made this year to the highly skilled migrant programme (applications by young people for highly skilled migrant status); why they were made;...

      Immigration: Yarl's Wood

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What improvements in healthcare for detainees have been made at Yarl's Wood removal centre since the recent report by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons and,...

      Immigration: Yarl's Wood

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many persons who were raped or tortured abroad have been held at (a) Yarl's Wood removal centre, and (b) all other detention and removal centres since April...

      Indonesia: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information they have received from the Finnish presidency about the reaction of the Government of Indonesia to their representations concerning the...

      International Law

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the remarks by Lord Triesman on 11 December (Official Report, col. 1437), whether the use of force by the European Union, the United Nations or NATO to...

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Military Operations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the cost to public funds in each of the past five years of British military operations in (a) Iraq, and (b) Afghanistan; and what financial provision...

      Iraq: Armed Forces

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent representations they have received from United Kingdom families regarding the return of forces personnel serving in Iraq; and what response they gave.

      Iraq: Syrian Nationals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the targeting of Syrian nationals by militant groups in Iraq; and whether they will make representations to the Government of...

      Israel and Palestine: British Armaments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the part played by British armaments sold to Israel in the military strikes on northern Gaza.

      Israel and Palestine: Gaza

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Israel's practice in closing the entry and exit points to Gaza constitutes a collective punishment in international law; and what steps they are taking to...

      Israel and Palestine: Gaza

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Nations Human Rights Council mission to Israel has been allowed to enter Gaza; and, if not, whether they will make representations on this...

      Israel and Palestine: Imprisoned Government Members

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have held with the Government of Israel concerning the release of elected members of the Government of Palestine currently held in prison.

      Israel and Palestine: Occupied Territories

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What specific measures they are taking to ensure that the European Union is implementing its guidelines (Heading III) on (a) compliance with international...

      Israel and Palestine: Road Map

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will outline the specific steps which they will recommend to their European Union Middle East quartet partners to revive the road map talks, following...

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel to seek early meetings with the Israeli Women's Checkpoint Watch groups to discuss problems...

      Israel: Nuclear Capability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent discussions they have held with the Government of Israel concerning Israel's nuclear capability.

      Legislation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the time lag between Royal Assent and the availability of statutes in printed form is satisfactory.

      Ministry of Defence: Sir Michael Jackson's Comments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the remarks about Ministry of Defence support for the Army made by the former Chief of the General Staff, Sir Michael Jackson, on 6 December.

      Ministry of Defence: Statutory Instruments Committee

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 1 December (WA 104), where, in the letter from the Minister for Veterans to which he referred, details are given...

      Ministry of Defence: Statutory Instruments Committee

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 1 December (WA 104), what account was taken when drafting the letter to which he refers of the Gulf War veterans...

      NHS: Deficit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the cash operating deficit currently forecast for the National Health Service in the current fiscal year; and what is (a) the level of any provisions or...

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the present timetable for introducing the 69 new passport interview offices.

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How iris scans and fingerprints for the new passport interview regime will be obtained by the video links for remote areas.

      Pensions: Winding Up

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures have been put in place since they accepted the Parliamentary Ombudsman's recommendation to speed up the winding up of occupational pensions schemes;...

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to initiate discussion on the merger of police forces in the United Kingdom.

      Police: Reorganisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the cost for each of the police authorities in preparing the proposals and responses to the recent unsuccessful police merger plans.

      Prisons: Concerted Indiscipline

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will indicate, broken down by prison, the acts of concerted indiscipline that have taken place over the past 12-month period.

      Prisons: Population

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for managing the rising prison population.

      Schools: Academies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For each school which was an academy in September 2006, what percentage of pupils achieved five or more GCSE passes at grades A* to C at the academy or its...

      Schools: Academies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many head teachers have been appointed at each academy, and in cases where more than one has been appointed, what was the period in post for which each head...

      Schools: Academies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many times the member of an academy trust appointed by the Secretary of State has been consulted on the appointment of a head teacher, as required by those...

      Schools: Academies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What powers are available to the governors of an academy that are not available to the governors of a voluntary aided school; and What requirements are placed on...

      Secure Children's Homes: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Atkinson Unit Local Authority Secure Children's Home on, respectively, male and female clients during each of...

      Secure Children's Homes: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Aldine House Local Authority Secure Children's Home on, respectively, male and female clients during each of...

      Secure Children's Homes: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Swanwick Lodge local authority secure children's home on, respectively, male and female clients during each of...

      Secure Children's Homes: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Barton Moss Local Authority Secure Children's Home in relation to, respectively, male and female black and...

      Secure Children's Homes: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Hillside Local Authority Secure Children's Home on, respectively, male and female clients during each of the...

      Secure Children's Homes: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint was used at Kesteven House Local Authority Secure Children's Home on, respectively, male and female clients during each of...

      Secure Training Centres: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the data covering staffing levels, use of restraint and non-accidental injuries in secure training centres for the period July to September 2006 will be...

      Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2006: Designation of Land

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether (a) road blocks, and (b) warning signs qualify as obstacles for the protection of a site for the purposes of defining an outer perimeter for sites...

      Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2006: Designation of Land

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is an offence to trespass on sites designated under Sections 128 to 138 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 when the site is (a) under...

      Single/Double Summer Time

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is police evidence showing a reduction in street crime at dusk involving elderly and vulnerable pedestrians during the winter months if the current...

      Solicitors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to prohibit the trafficking of personal injury and industrial disease claims between solicitors and third parties.

      Taiwan: WHO Membership

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What response they have made to the 7th Report of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee (HC 860, Session 2005—06) which recommended that they should...

      Turkey: Non-Muslim Religious Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Turkey concerning the law passed by the Turkish Parliament on 9 November that would have made it easier...

      Uzbekistan: Sanctions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will consider with their European Union partners the proposal to reinforce sanctions against Uzbekistan.

      Visas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What visa regulations exist for Israelis entering the United Kingdom.

      Young Offender Institutions: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Ashfield young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female...

      Young Offender Institutions: Physical Restraint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions physical restraint occurred at Hindley young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female black and ethnic minority...

      Young Offender Institutions: Physical Restraint

      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: Physical Restraint

      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...

      Young Offender Institutions: Strip Searching

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions strip searching involving physical restraint occurred at Brinsford young offender institution in relation to, respectively, male and female...

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