Written answers

Wednesday, 17 January 2007

  • Wales

    • Economic Inactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps have been taken to reduce economic inactivity in (a) Bridgend and (b) Wales in the last five years.

    • Economic Inactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what steps have been taken to reduce economic inactivity in (a) Clwyd South and (b) Wales in the last five years.

      Unemployment Trends

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what unemployment trends were in (a) Aberavon and (b) Wales in 2005-06.

      Post Office Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State of Trade and Industry on the post office network in Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Cross-border Hospital Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly Government on cross-border hospital patient admissions.

      Train Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with First Great Western on train services in Wales.

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with colleagues in the Ministry of Defence on the future of RAF St Athan.

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Ministry of Defence Ministers on the future of RAF St. Athan.

      Convergence Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the effects on the Welsh economy of the application of convergence funding over the next six years.

      Council Tax Revaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many appeals the Valuation Office Agency has processed in relation to the council tax revaluation in Wales; how many were allowed (a) in whole and...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the rebuilding of the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan will begin; and how long reconstruction is estimated to take.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding and resources his Department will provide for the reconstruction of the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan.

      Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money has been allocated to clean water initiatives in Africa in each of the last four years.

      Deforestation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what initiatives he has undertaken to combat deforestation; what discussions he has had with developing countries on this issue; and if...

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the cost and benefits of water privatisation in developing countries.

      Euro-Mediterranean Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the (a) UK and (b) EU has given to third country parties to the Euro-Mediterranean partnership in 2006.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing to strengthen trades unions in Iraq.

      Palestine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much bilateral aid his Department gave to the Palestinian Territories in 2005-06.

      Portland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what payments have been made by his Department to the Portland Trust since 2003; (2) if he will list the payments made by his...

      Portland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) on what dates his Department met representatives of the Portland Trust in the last three years; and what the purpose was of each...

      Water Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing to governments of third-world countries to help them provide clean water to their people; and...

      World Bank and the IMF

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) percentage and (b) amount of the UK's aid budget is channelled through the (i) World Bank and (ii) International Monetary Fund.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Banana Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of complaints from (a) Ecuador, (b) Colombia and (c) Panama against the EU to the World...

    • Bovine Animal Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason a police presence was deemed necessary during the attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10...

      Bovine Animal Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was to (a) his Department and (b) the State Veterinary Service of the attempt to seize bovine animal UK...

      Bovine Animal Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason notification was not given to the owners of the attempt to seize bovine animal UK OX0564 00177 on 10 January 2007.

      Bovine Animal Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions (a) his Department and (b) the State Veterinary Service had with local police prior to the attempt to...

      British Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what grants were received by British Waterways in each of the last five years, broken down by main budget headings.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in sterling to British farmers under the Common Agricultural Policy in each of the last three years.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which 10 consultancy fees charged to his Department since May 1997 were the most expensive.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many value for money exercises on the use of (a) management consultants and (b) professional advisers have been...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's expenditure was on foreign travel, including accommodation, in 2005-06; and what his predecessor...

      Dog Breeders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance he has issued on the meaning of the term professional dog breeder in relation to EC Council Regulations 1/2005.

      Farm-based Education Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support his Department gives (a) directly and (b) through its agencies to farm-based educational programmes; and what...

      Fox Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the treatment of eagle owls used in fox hunts; and if he will make a statement.

      Late Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on pursuing late payments owed to it from members of the public.

      National Fruit Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has for the National Fruit Collection at Brogdale, Kent; and if he will make a statement.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session were not answered with a reply that it had...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session were not answered wholly or in part on...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session did not receive an answer.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many parliamentary questions were tabled to his Department in 2006, broken down by (a) ordinary written and (b) named...

      Rat Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will place in the Library copies of reports by the Central Scientific Laboratory on rodents in domestic...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 960W, on the Rural Payments Agency, what the longest...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2006, Official Report, column 960W, on the Rural Payments Agency, how many of the...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of the ECR71 software system being installed at the Rural Payments Agency; and what the cost was of the...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken within its budget to plan for the possibility that the European Commission disallows any...

      Single Farm Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in Cumbria have yet to receive any payment for the single farm payment for 2005; and how many are still to...

      Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department plans to take to preserve the long-term future of canals and waterways.

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the extent to which changes in air passenger duty rates have influenced the environmental performance of the aviation...

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the nominal expenditure on child benefit in the UK has been in each year since 2001; and what estimate he has made of expenditure in each year from...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what costs are included in the cost of delivery of (a) tax credits, (b) child benefit and (c) child trust funds in Annex C of the HM Revenue and Customs...

      City of London Competitiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1729W, on City of London competitiveness, how much non-EU businesses in the financial...

      City of London Competitiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1729W, on City of London competitiveness, what assessment his Department has made of...

      Departmental Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which (a) individuals and (b) companies have (i) donated money to and (ii) sponsored projects run by his Department where the sum provided was more than...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost was of employing staff in his Department in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06.

      Financial Inclusion Taskforce

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the chair is of the Financial Inclusion Taskforce; what his or her remuneration is; and how much they have claimed in expenses since appointment.

      Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1735W, on financial services, what estimates he made of the potential change in tax...

      Golden Rule

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2007, Official Report, column 595W, when he will be in a position to confirm whether the last year of the current...

      Income Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average investment income and (b) average earned income was of (i) the top (A) 0.1 per cent., (B) one per cent., (C) five per cent., (D) 10...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the value of inheritance tax payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.

      Low Calorie Foods: VAT Rules

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the proposed changes to VAT rules affecting very low calorie foods.

      Non-domiciliary Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2006, Official Report, column 692W, on non-domiciliary taxation, on what date the review was announced; and when he...

      Olympics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which is the lead team in his Department for monitoring the cost of the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any member of staff in his Department spends more than 70 per cent. of his or her time on issues relating to the 2012 Olympics.

      Personal Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the amount of unsecured personal debt has changed in the last 20 years as a percentage of (a) average (median) income and (b) GDP.

      Policy Review Working Groups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Policy Review Working Groups which the Prime Minister announced on 14 December 2006 will feed into the comprehensive spending review.

      Portland Trust

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department has commissioned any work from the Portland Trust in the last three years; (2) whether representatives of the Portland Trust...

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the value of stamp duty payments made by each income decile group in each year since 1997-98.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of house purchases was subject to stamp duty in each year since 1997-98.

      Tax Returns

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures are in place to ensure that claims for £250 payment for online completion of tax forms by employers are processed in a fair and...

      Taxation Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average effective marginal rate of taxation was for each income decile in each year since 1979.

      Unclaimed Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what work his Department is undertaking on unclaimed assets; and if he will make a statement.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office has a distinct data strategy.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in the Valuation Office Agency received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; and what the total...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what additional funds HM Treasury received since December 2004 as a result of the change in the law on 3 December 2004 which refused the right of...

      Woodlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the (a) tax expenditures from income and corporation tax and (b) other tax expenditures on woodlands are included in his Department's overall...

      Workplace Compliance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department and its agencies of workplace compliance legislation in the last nine years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Chairs (Portcullis House)

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission for what reasons the chairs in Refreshment Department catering outlets in Portcullis House were recently...

    • Cutlery

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was spent by the House authorities on (a) additional cutlery and (b) replacing missing cutlery in 2006.

      Private Dining Facilities

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether there are exclusions and exceptions to clauses (a) 5.1, (b) 5.2 and (c) 5.3 of the contract for...

      Works of Art

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission which works of art were (a) acquired and (b) bought by the House authorities in 2006; and how much was paid...

  • Trade and Industry

    • British Household Panel Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 8 January 2006, to the hon. Member for Truro and St Austell, Official Report, column 293W, on the British Household...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many letters to his Department sent from hon. Members during Session 2005-06 remain unanswered, broken down by those which are (a) one,...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what regulations govern the employment of staff deployed by employment agencies; and what checks are undertaken to ensure that the terms and...

      Energy Services Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent progress has been made on the implementation of the Energy Services Directive.

      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 London in each of the last five years, broken down by borough.

      Gas Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent changes have been made to the planning process relating to gas storage.

      Metering Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what analysis the Government have carried out of the roll out of smarter metering systems in other European countries.

      Metering Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what analysis the Government has (a) carried out and (b) plans to carry out on the environmental and energy benefits of smarter metering systems.

      Offshore Wind Turbine Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what capacity constraints he has identified affecting the UK's offshore wind turbine programme.

      Recyclates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what volume of recyclates was exported to China in each year for which figures are available.

  • Transport

    • British Transport Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many crimes were reported to British Transport Police in (a) England, (b) London, (c) each London borough and (d) each London (i) underground,...

    • Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the project costs were for each of the employment measures outlined in section 3.47 of his Department's annual report for 2006.

      Departmental Annual Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) cost and (b) purpose was of the consultancy work referred to in figure 11b of his Department's annual report 2006.

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he intends to take in the next 12 months to champion the issue of driving while at work across Government.

      East Coast Main Line: Durham Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will undertake not to approve any franchise agreement for the East Coast Main Line which would reduce services to Durham station.

      Galileo Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to establish an EU public private partnership for the operational phase of the Galileo programme.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial incentives his Department is using to encourage the transportation of freight on inland waterways.

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the liability to the public purse of public private partnerships relating to the London Underground is; what the buy-back cost is; and what the...

      Mobility and Inclusion Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) cost and (b) purpose of his Mobility and Inclusion Unit is; and what initiatives they have run to date.

      Nottingham East Midlands Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the carbon footprint of Nottingham East Midlands airport; and what carbon impact assessment has been made of the plans...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many written parliamentary questions to his Department in the 2005-06 session were not answered wholly or in part on grounds of...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what presentations were made at his Department's public private partnerships summit.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the long-term liability of private finance initiative (PFI) credits for street lighting schemes is; what the buy back cost is; what the additional...

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers he has to seek reversals of railway timetable changes that may (a) breach commitments given in the franchise process and (b) be contrary...

      Railway Stations: Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on photography at British train stations.

      Roads: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average number of drivers was in Essex in each of the last five years.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue speed cameras produced in Essex in each of the last five years.

      Safety Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new speed cameras were installed on roads in Essex in each of the last five years.

      Sir Rod Eddington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much it has cost to employ Sir Rod Eddington as an adviser.

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated to assist in ensuring that the determination of the franchise for South West Trains to...

      Street Works: Weybridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport why no notice was given of the engineering works which took place around Weybridge on 27 December 2006; whether the works were undertaken as a matter...

      Traffic Management Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to implement the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004 regarding street works.

      Traffic Penalties: Foreign Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for the enforcement of traffic penalties on foreign drivers who have left the UK.

  • Education and Skills

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many apprenticeships there were in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each year since 1997.

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on the number of children in care who would qualify for tier (a) one, (b) two and (c) three, as...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what children's centres are located in East Sussex constituencies.

      Every Child a Reader Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what research his Department considered when deciding to provide additional funding for the Every Child a Reader scheme; (2) what...

      GCSE Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to improve the level of achievement in GCSE Engineering; and how many candidates achieved each grade in GCSE...

      Narconon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he plans to issue guidance to schools about drug education programmes offered by Narconon.

      Sandwich Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his estimate is of the changes in the last five years in the number of four year degree courses available that involve the student...

      School Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many new schools have been built in each UK constituency since 1997; which of these schools have a source of energy provided by on-site...

      School Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children in (a) St. Albans and (b) Hertfordshire (i) given a fixed-term exclusion from school and (ii) permanently...

      School Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) which non-caloric drinks will be available in schools apart from water under the new school food regime; (2) whether intense...

      School Food Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the budget is of the School Food Trust in 2006-07; how many consultants it employed in 2006; and how many people it employs.

      Sign Language Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which further education colleges are offering Council for the Advancement of Communication with Deaf People (CACDP) British Sign Language...

      Sign Language Courses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many deaf tutors of British Sign Language have been made redundant due to the withdrawal of funding for British Sign Language classes in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children with a special educational need who had been excluded from schools in (a) St. Albans and (b) Hertfordshire...

      Statemented Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in (a) North Yorkshire and (b) City of York were given a statemented education in each of the last five years ; and if...

      Student Finance: HE Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make further provision for alleviating financial hardship amongst higher education students through help with (a) tuition costs,...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers qualified in 2005-06; and how many of those who qualified in that year have not secured teaching jobs.

      Third Sector Forum for Children and Young People's Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the reason is for the delay in the publication of the notes of the meeting of the Third Sector Forum for Children and Young People's...

      University of Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made on the formation of the University of Cumbria; and how many students he expects to enrol in the first year.

      University Students: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of (a) 18 and (b) 19-year-olds from Essex joined university courses in each of the last five years.

      Visually Impaired Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many visually impaired children are in education in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) England.

  • Prime Minister

    • Downing Street Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what the cost was of the Downing street strategic communications unit in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04, (c) 2004-05 and (d) 2005-06; (2) what the cost was of the...

    • Downing Street Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister what the total staff cost of the Prime Minister's Office was in (a) 2002-03, (b) 2003-04 and (c) 2004-05.

      Interception of Communications Commissioner

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has received the report of the Interception of Communications Commissioner for 2005; and when he expects the report to be placed before the House.

      Lord Levy

      To ask the Prime Minister what role Lord Levy played on his recent visit to the Middle East; and what funds he claimed from the public purse in connection with the visit.

      Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister what mechanisms are in place to ensure that Ministers uphold the principle of collective responsibility.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Old Vehicle Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects a decision to be made as to whether old vehicle events in Northern Ireland will be exempt from applying to the Parades...

    • Regional Development Roads Service and NCP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which performance indicators under the contract between the Department for Regional Development Roads Service and National Car Parks (NCP)...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many notifications have been sent by Afghan forces to the International Committee of the Red Cross and the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission...

    • Eurofighter Typhoon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department made of the economic impact of the threatened cancellation by Saudi Arabia of the Eurofighter Typhoon contract.

      Future Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether agreement has been reached with the Aircraft Carrier Alliance on the cost of the Future Aircraft Carriers.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will meet the Gibraltar Services Police Staff Association to discuss the contents of their letter of 15 December 2006 to the Head of Human...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to provide troops on operational duties in Iraq with extended rest periods.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times (a) Harrier, (b) Jaguar, (c) Tornado GR4 and (d) Typhoon aircraft have been cannibalised in the last 12 months.

      Mothballing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the purchase cost was of each ship which is (a) mothballed and (b) proposed to be mothballed; what the estimated cost of mothballing each ship is;...

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to reduce the budget of the RAF Red Arrows display team in the next two years.

      Royal Navy Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy vessels previously consigned to a reduced state of readiness have subsequently been reactivated.

      Saddam Hussein

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether UK (a) forces and (b) intelligence played a role in the capture of (i) Saddam Hussein and (ii) co-defendants of Saddam Hussein.

      Service Personnel: South African Citizens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that South African citizens serving in the British armed forces may continue to do so under South African law;...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Frozen Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Minister for Pensions will meet Mr. John Markham of the International Consortium of British Pensioners to discuss frozen pensions of...

    • Job Search Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the UK left employment in the last 12 months; how many were provided with job search support via Government agencies; what...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department has spent on advertising with The Guardian newspaper, including online, advertorials and advertising features,...

    • Coastal Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action her Department (a) has undertaken and (b) is planning to undertake to improve the (i) economic competitiveness and (ii)...

      Community Facilities: London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) libraries, (b) community centres, (c) leisure centres and (iv) sports centres closed in each year since 1997 in each...

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total cost was to (a) Sport England, (b) her Department and (c) UK Sport of the use of consultants in 2005-06.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many letters were received by her Department from hon. Members in each of the last 12 months; how many such letters were responded...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effect of digital switchover on energy consumption levels.

      Digital Switchover

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

      Genesis Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Genesis Review on developing sporting talent commissioned by Sport England will be published; what the cost was of the review;...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Big Lottery Fund has provided for sports programmes and projects in (a) London and (b) Bexley borough since 2004-05.

      National Lottery: Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions since 1997 National Lottery funding has been distributed to community projects for the support of post offices.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what events or initiatives are planned to ensure that the West Midlands is involved in the 2012 Olympic games.

      Seminars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what seminars have been hosted by her Department in the last 12 months.

      Sports Coaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) Exchequer and (b) Lottery funding (i) was put into sports coaching in each year since 1997 and (ii) is expected to be...

      Wheelchair Basketball

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to fund the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association's development programmes.

      Wheelchair Basketball

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to help the Great Britain Wheelchair Basketball Association increase participation in wheelchair basketball.

  • Home Department

    • Assets Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the future of the Assets Recovery Agency in Northern Ireland.

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who have (a) claimed asylum in and (b) been removed from the UK since May 1997 have been deported once already.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers whose claims had been initially unsuccessful and who had exhausted their appeal rights have lodged new asylum...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what targets are set by his Department for reaching decisions on new applications for people whose claims had been initially unsuccessful and...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigations his Department is carrying out in relation to the conduct of the examination of asylum applications from Uganda.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when investigations of a senior caseworker's conduct of asylum applications from Uganda will be completed.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place through which asylum applicants can submit complaints about officials.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the New Asylum Model target on the recruitment and training of new staff.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the replies of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1944W, on asylum seekers, what factors led to the modification of the...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers accommodated in (a) England, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) Peterborough city council unitary authority and (d)...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many outgoing requests for mutual legal assistance from the UK have been transmitted to (a) Saudi Arabia, (b) Chile, (c)...

      Citizenship Applications: Armed Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for citizenship were received from members of Commonwealth countries while serving in UK armed forces in each of the...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Immigration and Nationality Department MPs' Parliamentary Business Unit will respond to the letter of the hon. Member for Edinburgh,...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidences there have been of staff using legitimate access to databases to browse data for which they had no business...

      Disorder Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to police forces on the use of penalty notices for disorder in preference to other means of disposing...

      Disorder Penalty Notices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were sentenced to (a) a fine, (b) a term of imprisonment and (c) some other form of sanction for breach of a penalty...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many and what percentage of criminal cases familial searching of the National DNA Database was conducted in 2006.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of offenders convicted of an offence in each year since 1995 have their profile on the National DNA Database.

      Dog Fouling and Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions have been made and (b) fixed penalty notices have been issued by each local authority in Gloucestershire for (i)...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders resulting from domestic violence there were in each of the last 10 years; and how many people (a) were charged with, (b)...

      European Crime Report

      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 European Crime Report; and what its legal base is.

      Family Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many out of time applications have been received for the family indefinite leave to remain exercise since 31 December 2004; how many such...

      Family Indefinite Leave to Remain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases have been referred to the specialist unit responsible for assessing article 8 cases from the family indefinite leave to remain...

      Foreign National Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the findings of his Department's inquiry into the issues faced by the Immigration and Nationality Department following the...

      Gurdev Singh

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects Mr. Gurdev Singh to be returned to India in accordance with the assurance given by his staff to the Immigration Court at...

      Harmondsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when his Department asked for a payout from the contractor Kalyx with regard to its contractual failures at Harmondsworth detention...

      Harmondsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes have been made to the contract with Kalyx following the incident at Harmondsworth detention centre on 29 November 2006.

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Tamworth constituency reported being a victim of identity fraud in each of the last five years.

      Identity Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason it has been deemed necessary to co-ordinate Government policy and strategy on identity management; and what benefits he...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many previous addresses an individual will be required to register with the National Identity Register.

      National Offender Manager Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost has been of the National Offender Manager (Wales) team since its establishment.

      Non-EEA Students: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will grant non-European economic area students who enrolled in courses in Northern Ireland before the change in immigration rules which...

      Offender Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms he plans to put in place to provide for accountability of offender management services subcontracted to (a) private and (b)...

      Personnel Checks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what background checks his Department carries out on prospective employees regarding political affiliation that may affect the conduct of...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the value was per capita of (a) Home Office police grants, (b) revenue support grants and (c) revenue from business rates allocated...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding was allocated to police forces from (a) his Department's police grants, (b) revenue support grant and (c) business rates (i)...

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made since the Report of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in 2004-05 on tackling the use of wings not fit for habitation.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Prison Service area managers have taken early retirement in each of the last three years; what the cost was of such retirements; and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to increase the ease with which family members can book prison visits.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) private sector organisations and (b) voluntary sector organisations have expressed an interest in undertaking work currently...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests there were by each police force of men who were attempting to buy sexual services on the street in the last period for which...

      Trade Union Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has given to individual trade unions in the last three years.

      Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for net migration to the UK of the possible accession by Turkey to the EU.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Autumn Performance Report

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister whether he intends to publish an Autumn Performance Report for his Department.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Cabinet Office: Foreign Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the Cabinet Office's expenditure on foreign travel was, including accommodation, in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06.

    • Community Channel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether her Department has commissioned research on the number of people who watch the community channel.

      Community Channel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what her estimate is of the number of people who watched the community channel in each of the last 12 months.

      Community Channel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much public funding has been provided for the community channel in each of the last five years.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many letters to her Department sent from hon. Members during Session 2005-06 remain unanswered, broken down by those which are (a) one, (b)...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister without Portfolio how much (a) she and (b) her staff claimed in taxi receipts from the public purse in the last 12 months.

      Social Enterprise Start-ups

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many contracts were granted to social enterprises by (a) Government Departments and (b) local authorities in each of the last five years; and...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff paid for by the public purse work full-time to support special advisers for the Minister without Portfolio.

      Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the process is for deciding the date of publication of statistics prepared by or relating to her Department; and who is involved in that process.

      V Charity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much in public funds has been spent on the charity v.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Asean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made in support of the ASEAN proposed convention on counter-terrorism; and what steps she is...

    • Asia Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the budget of the Asia Task Force was for the last 12 months; what activities it has undertaken; and if she will make a...

      Bermuda Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many conscripts from the Bermuda Regiment have served outside Bermuda since 2000.

      Bermuda Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since 2000 a leg brace has been used in respect of a Bermuda Regiment conscript; and for what purpose.

      Bermuda Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of (a) the decision of the Governor of Bermuda to continue conscription to the Royal Bermuda...

      Bermuda Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures have been taken to raise the quality of command and leadership in the Royal Bermuda Regiment since November 2005;...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she intends to reply to the letter dated 27 November 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she intends to reply to the letter dated 20 November 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many persons have submitted requests for the disclosure of personal data held by her Department in the past two years under...

      Data Protection Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many persons have submitted requests for the disclosure of personal data held by her Department in the past two years under...

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the German Presidency's programme for the EU; and if she will make a statement.

      Intercepts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have (a) asked for and (b) received from foreign Governments data from intercept activities on (i)...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Iraqi Government on the observation of the human rights of women in Iraq; and...

      North Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on immigration from North Africa into (a) Malta and (b) the Canary Islands.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many parliamentary questions were tabled to her Department in 2006, broken down by (a) ordinary written and (b) named day;...

      Philippines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she has received recent reports of activity of the Abu Sayyaf terrorist organisation in the Philippines.

      Portland Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what the (a) date and (b) purpose was of each meeting held with representatives of the Portland Trust by her Department...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much her Department spent using Royal Mail in each of the last five years.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the Government of Sri Lanka on the human rights of the Tamil minority in that...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • CFOA (Services) Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments were made by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies to CFOA (Services) Ltd in each of the financial years for...

    • Construction Products Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will provide additional resources to ensure that the Construction Products Directive is complied with in a uniform and...

      Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason her Department's email news alert service is closing; and if she will make a statement.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department has provided for high-security safe rooms to be built in the homes of victims of domestic violence.

      Government Office for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff worked for the Government Office for London in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the total amount of borrowing on (a) council housing and (b) arm's length management organisations was in each year since...

      Local Government Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local government staff, excluding police officers, teachers and firefighters, were employed by local authorities...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff work full-time on the Millennium Dome territory, as referred to on page 127 of her Department's annual report for...

      Neighbourhood Renewal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding each neighbourhood renewal area in England received directly from her Department and its predecessor to support...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the long-term costs and liabilities arising from private finance initiative credits are in the Joint Service Centre programme.

      Sub-national Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the purpose is of the Regional Co-ordination Unit's proposed knowledge network briefing engine for sub-national statistics;...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what training (a) material and (b) manuals are available for Valuation Office Agency staff on its intranet; (2) if she...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost to the public purse resulting from non-attendance at court was in each of the last five years.

    • Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost was of (a) failed cases and (b) cases where the jury had to be changed in 2005-06.

      Engagements

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs on what dates Ministers in her Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower...

      Judicial Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost of changes to payments to judicial pensions schemes due to changes in pension taxation in 1997 has been.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the 10 highest awards, by value, of legal aid were in 2005-06.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what changes have been made to the draft unified legal services contract as a result of the consultation on legal aid...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether it is Government policy to withdraw facilities for the payment of fines on magistrates court premises.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) how many written parliamentary questions to her Department in the 2005-06 Session were answered with a referral back to...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) how many written parliamentary questions to her Department in the 2005-06 session did not receive an answer; (2) how...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the (a) salary scale and (b) term of appointment are for (i) a local government boundary commissioner for England and...

      Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what percentage of (a) the parliamentary boundary commissioners for England and (b) the local government...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were carried out in the Lincolnshire health authority area on girls aged (a) under 16 and (b) under 18 in each year since 1999.

    • Berkshire West PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many females in the Berkshire West primary care trust (a) under the age of 15 and (b) aged between 15 and 18 (i) had abortions and (ii) gave birth...

      Berkshire West PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many females in the Berkshire West primary care trust (a) under the age of 15 and (b) aged between 15 and 18 were diagnosed with sexually...

      Choosing Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2006, Official Report, column 1160, on choosing health, what the core health trainer competencies are.

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many redundancies there were in her Department in each year since 1996-97; and what the cost was of such redundancies in each year.

      Drug Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has given financial support to drug education or treatment programmes by Narconon during the last five years.

      Drug Risks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on advertising the risks associated with (a) Class A, (b) Class B and (c) Class C drugs in each year since 1997.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the division of responsibilities is between her Department and the Food Standards Agency on providing policy advice to Ministers on nutrition.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the appointment of the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency.

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the division of responsibilities is between the Chair and the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency.

      Health Risks: Chemical Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what her assessment is of the health risks related to exposure to (a) potassium hydroxide, (b) manganese dioxide, (c) zinc mercury, (d) lead...

      Medical Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria will be used to assess the UK's standing as a world centre for medical research.

      National Radiotherapy Advisory Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the national radiotherapy advisory group to deliver its report to Ministers; and when she plans to make the report publicly available.

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what action she proposes to take to hold the senior management and the board at the University hospital of North Staffordshire to account should...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned on the link between a high intake of fruit juices and obesity.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children aged between five and 11 were overweight or obese in each year for which figures are available since 1985.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the link between obesity and (a) diabetes type II and (b) free sugar intake in liquid form.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of sugar substitution in addressing obesity; and if she will make a statement.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has commissioned into the link between obesity and cancer in (a) adults and (b) children.

      Pathogens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to detect and identify pathogens that pose threats to livestock in the United Kingdom.

      Public Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of funding of each primary care trust was spent on public health in the last 12 months.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking to raise awareness of skin cancer; (2) what steps her Department is taking to reduce the prevalence of skin...

      Smoke-free Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the funding provided to local authorities to support the implementation of smoke-free legislation set out in Local Authority Circular LAC 2006(17)...

      Strategic Health Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of staff who have been (a) made redundant, (b) redeployed and (c) offered early retirement as a result of the...

      Tanning Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to control the unsupervised use of tanning beds and coin-operated tanning machines by under-16s.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether the conception rate for girls under 18 years of age is on course to decrease by 50 per cent. by 2010, as announced...

      Trans Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken by the Department to reduce the use of trans fats.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many tuberculosis infections there were in each year since 1979.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Eurofighter Typhoon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action is proposed for restructuring the Eurofighter/Typhoon four-nation partnership; and what effect such changes will have on the date of introduction into...

    • Armed Forces: Procurement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the Enabling Acquisition Change study and the decision by the Defence Academy Policy Board to develop the role of the Defence College of Management and...

      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, whether changes have now...

      Benefits: Incapacity Benefit and Disability Living Allowance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What number and percentage of those in receipt of incapacity benefit, but not middle or higher rate disability living allowance, are estimated to receive care for...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 8 January (WA 13—14) concerning British overseas citizens of Nepalese origin, why the British...

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make available to United Kingdom secondary schools copies of the audio-visual presentations made by former United States Vice-President Al Gore...

      Energy: Renewables

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What increase they expect in the production of renewable electricity as a result of paragraph 8 of their Planning Policy Statement 22: Renewable Energy.

      Euro

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is within the public sector continuing expenditure in respect of the Outline National Changeover Plan in preparation for entry into European monetary...

      Flooding: Enniskillen

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to alleviate flooding in Queen Elizabeth Road, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh.

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Truscott on 30 November (WA 79), whether they propose to withdraw the statement that the minutes of the Royal British...

      Health: Doctors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many qualified student doctors are unable to obtain a position within hospitals.

      Health: Premature Births

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment has been made of birth rate trends in London, including the proportion of premature births; and what provision (a) exists, and (b) is planned for...

      Health: Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prescriptions have been issued for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors for (a) children, and (b) adults in each year since 2000.

      Health: Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Team

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations the Department of Health's Voluntary and Community Sector Partnership Team have received from the chair of the National Information Forum on...

      Housing: Disabled People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 19 December (WA 292), whether the lack of provision to meet the needs of persons with severe mental and physical...

      Housing: Disabled People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 19 December (WA 292), whether exclusive reliance on policy HOU16 (House Extensions) of A Planning Strategy for...

      Israel: Nuclear Capability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the Government of Israel's denial of any plans to launch a nuclear strike on Iran, in the context of the negotiations sponsored by the...

      North/South Implementation Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what basis and on whose authority the terms under which former civil servants of the Republic of Ireland who work in the United Kingdom in implementation bodies...

      Obesity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they propose to take to tackle obesity in young people.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to add Opus Dei to the notifiable membership list under Section 51(5) of the Police (Northern Ireland) Act 2000, within the Police Service of...

      Railways: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussion they had with the Government of the Republic of Ireland about the proposal to extend the railway line from Coleraine to Londonderry to Letterkenny...

      Roads: Abnormal Loads

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent abnormal loads on motorways are restricted to night-time travel only; and what night-time movement of abnormal loads on motorways has taken place...

      Roads: Belfast

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to introduce traffic-calming measures on the connecting roads between the Belmont and the Upper Newtownards roads in Belfast.

      Roads: Dungiven Traffic Flows

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to improve traffic flow through Dungiven in County Londonderry.

      Roads: Enniskillen Bypass

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have proposals to build a bypass around Enniskillen in County Fermanagh; and, if so, what they are.

      Schools: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the South Eastern Education and Library Board in Northern Ireland adopted a statement of special educational needs originally prepared by a local education...

      Sewerage: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to enhance and extend the sewerage arrangements at Springfield, County Fermanagh.

      Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will implement undertakings given in their response to recommendation 20 of the ninth report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life by...

      Suicide

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people committed suicide while in legal custody in Northern Ireland during 1981.

      Television: Michael Grade

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is a conflict of interest between Mr Michael Grade's continuing duties as former chairman of the BBC and his new duties as chairman of ITV, notably...

      Transport: One-off Grants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the Department for Transport has given to each local transport authority in England in one-off grants in each of the last five years.

      Trees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Rooker on 19 December (WA 310), whether, in light of the one prosecution in response to 41 infringements of tree...

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