Written answers

Thursday, 25 January 2007

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department expects to undertake research on the use of Polymerase Chain Reaction technology to detect M. bovis in...

    • Carbon Offsetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage individuals to use carbon offsetting schemes.

      Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the costs to farmers in England of implementing the integrated pollution prevention and...

      Marine Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding he allocated to the Marine Fisheries Agency for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

      Railway Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to combat litter and refuse on railway land.

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many slaughterhouses in England are licensed for (a) halal and (b) kosher slaughter.

      Water Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what improvements are planned to be made to the infrastructure enabling rainwater falling during winter months to be stored...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the House paid to recruitment agencies for the hire of temporary staff in each year since 1997; and...

    • Roof Terrace: Noise

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many complaints about noise on the roof terrace were received in each of the last five years.

  • Transport

    • A21

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to begin the tender process for the dualling of the A21 (a) between Tonbridge and Pembury and (b) between Kippings Cross and Lamberhurst.

    • Blue Badges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many blue badges were used fraudulently in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.

      Boatmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of the Minister of State for Transport of 10 January 2007, Official Report, column 97WH, what the evidential basis was for...

      Boatmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made in the (a) review and (b) implementation of the proposed Boatmaster's Licence.

      Civilian Flights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether UK aviation authorities are obliged to collect personal data on all persons travelling on civilian flights that begin or end on UK...

      Highways Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency spent on programme expenditure in Tunbridge Wells local authority area in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Historic Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) statutory provisions and (b) custom and practice apply to the display of port letters and numbers on historic vessels which are not fishing...

      Local Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much local transport grant was given to City of York unitary council in each year since the council's creation; and what criteria are used to...

      Local Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how his Department assesses the quality and performance of local authorities' local transport plans; what assessment his Department has made of City of...

      Motorway Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reason a number of cameras on tall yellow-painted poles have been sited on the M1 motorway near to the junction with the M18 and on the M18...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of standing passengers on peak hour trains between Waterloo and (a) Fleet, (b)Winchfield, (c) Hook, (d)...

      Rights of Way: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what powers are available to the highways authority to ensure rights of way are accessible to disabled people.

      Road Building and Improvements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of new motorway and trunk road to at least dual carriageway standard are planned.

      Sheppey Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the Sheppey crossing has been closed since it was opened in July 2006.

      Variable Speed Indicators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time was between a request for variable speed indicators and decision by the Secretary of State in the latest period for which figures...

      Variable Speed Indicators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date his Department received the formal request by Essex county council for activation of variable speed indicators near Mountnessing primary...

      Variable Speed Indicators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many requests for variable speed indicators were received in each of the last three years.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Fixed Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which fixed assets his Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and...

    • Public Sector Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the cash equivalent transfer value is of the public sector pensions of the 10 highest paid members of staff in his Department and its executive...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the revenue from the BBC licence was in each of the last 10 years; and how much of the increase in revenue is accounted for by an...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when her Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the compatibility of the targeted help scheme for digital switchover with the Disability Discrimination...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with gambling and gaming companies on on-line gambling addiction.

      Lottery Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was allocated to Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency by the Heritage Lottery Fund in each of the last five years.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when Ministers in her Department last met the chief executive of Ofcom.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport about which five television programmes Ofcom received most complaints in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.

      Ofcom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what basis Ofcom is refusing to respond to individual complaints made about Celebrity Big Brother.

      Overseas Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what overseas visits Ministers in her Department have made in an official capacity in the last 12 months; and what engagements were...

      Radio Microphones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans the Government have for the selling of the frequency allocation used by radio microphone users.

      Religious Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with (a) the Church of England, (b) the Roman Catholic Church and (c) representatives of non-conformist...

      TV Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the cost of the administration of (a) issuing and (b) collecting payment for television licences in the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Leader of the House how much his Office paid to recruitment agencies for the hire of temporary staff in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

  • Education and Skills

    • Careers Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of children aged (a) 13, (b) 14, (c) 15, (d) 16 and (e) 17 years received careers advice at school in the...

    • E-learning Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he has issued to schools on the appropriate use of e-learning credits.

      E-learning Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department has approved for purchase with e-learning credits technologies which would facilitate the collection of biometric data.

      E-learning Credits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what types of systems and software his Department has approved for purchase with e-learning credits.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps are being taken to assess the training needs of school and college staff before the introduction of specialised diplomas.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Business Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the net yield from business rates was in England in each year since 1996-97; and what it is expected to be in 2006-07.

    • Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which external consultancy (a) firms and (b) organisations her Department has commissioned (i) to conduct research and (ii) to...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been given to local authorities about whether residents may pay for their yearly council tax bill in 10 or 12...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent in each of the Government office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Fixed Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value,...

      European Year of Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government are taking to support the European Year of Equal Opportunities; what activities her Department has...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by each of her Department's Executive agencies in each of the Government office regions in the most recent...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of the Executive agencies of her Department have regional offices outside London.

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Executive agencies are the responsibility of her Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was...

      Government Office for London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget was of the Government Office for London in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006, broken down by Department.

      Government Offices for the Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Government Departments contribute to the programme expenditure of each of the Government Offices for the Regions (GOR);...

      High Hedge Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the charges levied by individual local planning authorities for high hedge dispute...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many councils in England operate the (a) leader and cabinet, (b) mayor and cabinet, (c) mayor and manager and (d)...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of local authorities in England elect councillors (a) by thirds and (b) all-out.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of local authorities electing councillors by thirds have expressed a wish to move to all-out elections.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects (a) to receive, (b) to publish and (c) to respond to the report of the Lyons Inquiry into local government...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 170W, on council tax, what information on (a) town...

      Local Government Restructuring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a referendum is required (a) to ratify and (b) to approve a move to unitary local government from a two-tier structure.

      Local Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department is assessing the implications of the introduction of the discrete capital values system of local taxation...

      Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will break down by main budget heading the programme expenditure for the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund initiative in the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will break down by main budget heading the programme expenditure for the New Deal for Communities initiative in the (a)...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by her Department; what the function is of each body; and what the budget was...

      ODPM Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's expenditure on foreign travel, including accommodation, was in 2005-06.

      Pension Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the employee contribution rate is to (a) the Local Government Pension Scheme and (b) the Firefighters' Pension Scheme;...

      Peterborough City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much she has allocated to Peterborough city council for the future funding of environmental wardens; and if she will make a...

      Planning and Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many reviews of (a) planning policy and (b) local government finance the Government have conducted or commissioned since...

      Rats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have engaged in sewer-baiting to curtail the rat population.

      Safer Stronger Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will break down by main budget heading programme expenditure by the Safer Stronger Communities Fund initiative in the...

      Social Care Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the priority given to the level of social care funding in the forthcoming comprehensive spending...

      Special Advisers: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) destination and (b) total cost was of each visit abroad by a special adviser in her Department in an official...

      Sustainable Communities Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the (a) recommendations and (b) targets in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's 2003 Sustainable Communities...

      Sustainable Communities Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the (a) recommendations and (b) targets in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister's (i) Five Year...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings the Valuation Office Agency has had with representatives of the Hong Kong Government's Rating Valuation Department...

  • Defence

    • A400m

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects A400M tactical airlift aircraft to be introduced into service.

    • Active Duty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces are serving abroad on active duty, including reserve forces; and what their average length of duty overseas is.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, columns 907-8W, on the armed forces, what criminal offences were involved, and which cases...

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for further armed forces recruitment drives aimed at the Muslim community.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers from Northern Ireland are serving in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the expected expenditure on pay is for all army (a) officers and (b) other ranks in 2006-07.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 605W, on army recruitment, what the outflow was from the Regular Army for each of the...

      Armoured Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many mine-protected armoured vehicles are on order for the Army; and how many are available for deployment.

      Chorley Air Cadet Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when work will commence on refurbishing the roof at Chorley Air Cadet Centre.

      Combat Body Armour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research his Department has undertaken to assess the impact of newly developed combat body armour on the frequency and severity of injury to combat...

      Departmental Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes he has initiated in departmental vetting requirements (a) between September 2001 and July 2005 and (b) since July 2005.

      Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Royal Navy, (b) Royal Marine, (c) Army, (d) RAF and (e) civilian personnel in his Department are stationed abroad; and in which countries.

      Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what locations British troops are (a) deployed and (b) stationed; and how many troops are deployed or stationed at each location.

      Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British forces are deployed overseas; what the cost has been of such overseas deployment in the last 12 months; and what the cost was of...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by each of his Department's executive agencies in each of the Government office regions in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of the executive agencies of his Department have regional offices outside London.

      Free Newspapers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements are in place for the provision of free newspapers to UK services people serving overseas; whether he has any plans to change these...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the availability of helicopters for immediate deployment.

      HMS Sheffield: Board of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the evidential basis was for the conclusions of the HMS Sheffield Board of Inquiry that (a) (Annex A-1 para 10) neither Sea Dart nor 4.5 inch Mk 8...

      Information Infrastructure Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria the Atlas Consortium is expected to meet in order to be awarded Increments (a) 2b, (b) 2c and (c) 3 of the Defence information...

      Japanese Internment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many claims for compensation for British civilians interned by the Japanese have been made by British Jews interned in Singapore; and how many have...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where each decommissioned nuclear-powered submarine is stored.

      Officer Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officer cadets are in training at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell; what the service personnel establishment is; what the civilian...

      Operation Active Endeavour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK contribution to Operation Active Endeavour; and if he will make a statement.

      Parachute Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the adequacy of parachute training (a) facilities and (b) resources for (i) new and (ii) serving members of the airborne...

      RAF Coltishall and RAF Scampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of (a) RAF Coltishall and (b) RAF Scampton.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the conclusions of the naval base review will be available to the House prior to the debate on Trident replacement; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK is dependent on the US for conducting tests on the Trident warhead.

      UN Peacekeeping Missions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces are deployed on UN peacekeeping missions; and where they are deployed.

      Veterans Day 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost was to his Department of the 2006 Veterans day event.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Abu Sayyaf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to her EU counterparts about the decision of the EU to classify the Abu Sayyaf group as a...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 January 2007, Official Report, column 586W, on Afghanistan, what payments have been made...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects elections to be held in Bangladesh.

      Bolivia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on recent tension in the Bolivian state of Cochabamba.

      Chinese Missile Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to her Chinese counterpart on the recent Chinese missile tests.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of progress in the clearance of cluster munitions from affected areas in Lebanon; what recent...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards securing an international agreement on the explosive remnants of war with a particular focus...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many letters to her Department sent from hon. Members during Session 2005-06 remain unanswered, broken down by those which...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many letters were received by her Department from hon. Members in each of the last 12 months; how many such letters were...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of expenditure by her Department in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the regions in the...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's expenditure on foreign travel, including accommodation, was in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06.

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates Ministers in her Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and...

      EU Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1509W, on EU fines, on how many occasions the UK was fined...

      EU White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will issue a White Paper on the future of the EU in advance of any negotiations arising from the German...

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has received on Indonesian military and police operations in the Puncak Jaya region of West...

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the recent displacement of West Papuan civilians caused by Indonesian military and police...

      Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations she has made to the Indonesian government on Indonesian military and police operations in the Puncak...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her Department's latest assessment is of civilian casualties for military and terrorist operations in Iraq in each month...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the latest figures received by her Department from the Iraqi Ministry of Health are on the number of Iraqi civilians who...

      Lord Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when Lord Levy last visited Kazakhstan as the Government's envoy; what the purpose of the trip was; what meetings he held; and...

      Lord Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries Lord Levy has visited in the last 12 months in his capacity as the Government's envoy; when each visit took...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she expects the Nepalese Maoists to join the interim government in Nepal; what representations she has received on this...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made on the unrest in south eastern Nepal.

      Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much her Department paid to recruitment agencies for the hire of temporary staff in each year since 1997; and if she will...

      Safe Havens: Terrorists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of which countries offer a safe haven and training grounds for terrorists.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of recent Ethiopian action in Somalia; what discussions she has had with the Ethiopian Government...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she has taken in support of establishing an international coalition to replace Ethiopian troops in Somalia.

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her Kenyan counterparts on (a) the situation in Somalia, (b) Ethiopian actions in Somalia...

      Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her policy is on the independence of Somaliland from the rest of Somalia.

      Southern Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of unexploded (a) cluster bombs and (b) other ordnance remaining in the region of...

      Southern Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) children under the age of 16 and (b) others have been killed in southern Lebanon by unexploded ordnance since the...

      UN Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to (a) China, ( b) France, (c) the Russian Federation, (d) the United States, (e) Belgium,...

      WEU Recommendations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on paragraphs 12, 13, 15 and 16 of Recommendation 780 on European forces in Afghanistan adopted by...

      WMD Dossier

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2007, Official Report, column 13W, on the WMD dossier, whether the first draft of the Iraqi...

      WPC Yvonne Fletcher

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) recent steps she has taken and (b) steps she plans to take to bring the person who murdered WPC Yvonne Fletcher in...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department spent in each of the Government Office regions in the most recent year for which figures are available.

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much programme expenditure sponsored by her Department was spent via each of the Government Offices for the Regions in the...

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much was spent by each of her Department's Executive agencies in each of the Government office regions in the most recent...

      Personal Injury Claims

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect of the proposed changes to the lower limit for personal injury claims in the small...

      Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much her Department paid to recruitment agencies for the hire of temporary staff in each year since 1997; and if she will...

  • Prime Minister

    • Dorneywood

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library the guidance issued to Ministers on the use and availability of Dorneywood for Government meetings and seminars.

    • Dorneywood

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he intends to allocate Dorneywood to a senior Minister, or appropriate figure as permitted by the Dorneywood Trust Deed, as a residence for that individual.

      Government Reorganisation

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to seek parliamentary approval for major re-organisations of the machinery of Government; and if he will make a statement.

      Honours System

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) which individual in 10 Downing street is co-ordinating the Government's response to police requests in relation to the police investigations into party donations...

      Pay-as-you-drive Scheme: E-petition

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many people signed the electronic petition on the Downing street website opposing the proposed pay as you drive scheme; (2) what discussions he has had on...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Ambulance Response Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what percentage of emergency ambulance call outs met the emergency response time within the Northern Board area in (a) 2003-04, (b)...

    • Car Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 935W, on car parks, how many of the newly installed machines were reported...

      Water Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many elderly people requested that water meters be installed at their homes in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Banking Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) if he will make a statement on the European Commission report on banks' electronic payment and interchange; (2) what the total cost has...

    • Bankruptcies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many businesses went bankrupt in each of the past three years for which figures are available.

      Bankruptcies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many people declared themselves bankrupt in each year since 1996.

      Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories Site

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proposals have been made for alternative uses of the Berkeley Nuclear Laboratories site following its delicensing.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when his Department began to measure its carbon emissions; what the volume of those emissions was in the last period for which figures are...

      East Midlands and Brazil: Business Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken to promote business and trade links between the East Midlands and Brazil.

      Energy Market: Mis-selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the extent of mis-selling to small businesses by energy suppliers or their agents.

      Energy Market: Mis-selling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what protection small businesses have from mis-selling in the energy market.

      Energy Supplies: SMEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with energy companies on making terms and conditions available to small and...

      EU-Mercosur Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has made on free trade to his international counterparts in advance of the Mercosur Summit.

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry to what extent Cumbria's economic circumstances contributed to the North West's allocation of European Regional Development Fund resources...

      Gas Storage Facilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which planning applications for gas storage facilities are awaiting a ministerial decision.

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the average fee claimed by solicitors for dealing with a miner's compensation claim for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b)...

      Miners' Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much solicitors have claimed in fees to date for dealing with claims from former miners for (a) chronic bronchitis and emphysema and (b)...

      North West Regional Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans the North West Development Agency has for spending in Morecambe and Lunesdale in the next 12 months.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how the additional responsibilities proposed to be granted to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority following the recommendations of the...

      Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much his Department paid to recruitment agencies for the hire of temporary staff in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Physical Violence: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many serious injuries to school teachers caused by physical violence in schools in (a) England and (b) each local education authority...

    • Debt Collection Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many debt collection agencies the Child Support Agency has used in the last five years; how much the agency paid to such companies in each...

      Departmental Staff

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

      Driving at Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which projects on driving while at work are being prepared by the Health and Safety Executive; and what the timescale for implementation...

      Health and Safety Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what meetings he has had with the members of the board of the Health and Safety Executive to discuss the frequency of inspections in places of...

      Health and Safety Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints were received from each university by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Health and Safety Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many formal letters of improvement notice issued by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to each university have (a) led to actions...

      Health and Safety Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received from (a) employees and (b) employee organisations within the higher education sector on (i) the...

      Incapacity Benefit

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

      Legal Advice

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

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Cabinet Office Grants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will list the grants the Cabinet Office awarded in 2005-06, broken down by recipient.

    • Departmental Fixed Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and...

      Government Auctions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster where her Department publishes information about Government auctions which it arranges or to which it contributes in (a) Blackpool, (b)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many written parliamentary questions to her Department in the 2005-06 session were answered with a reply that it had not been possible to reply...

  • Treasury

    • Financial Advice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the planned review of the provision of generic financial advice to the public.

    • Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of public sector net debt if unfunded public sector pension liabilities are included.

      Education Funding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on the level of funding for the school capital programme for the...

      Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many jobs there were in manufacturing in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

      Financial Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the Government's strategy to improve financial education and public knowledge of basic financial products.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contribution his Department is making to the achievement of the Millennium Development Goal for every child to receive a primary education.

      Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will offset the revenue resulting from the increase of Air Passenger Duty in February with an equal reduction in revenue elsewhere in the tax system.

      Nuclear Defence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Government Departments have made submissions for funding for expenditure related to nuclear defence in the context of the comprehensive spending review.

      Environmental Taxes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which methodologies his Department uses to evaluate the effectiveness of environmental taxes; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Balance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's trade balance is; and if he will make a statement.

      Exports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact of the increase in interest rates on exports.

      New Deal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the New Deal; and what further steps he plans to take to increase employment levels.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of employing agency workers was in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last three years; and how many were employed in...

      Insurance Policies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 20 November 2006, Official Report, column 16W, on insurance policies, from whom he has received representations regarding...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which categories of people in the UK are covered by the Third EU Money Laundering Directive on Politically Exposed Persons.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to question 113849, on the World Economic Forum, tabled by the hon. Member for Cotswold on 5 January 2007.

      Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of stakeholder pensions in each of the next 20 years.

      Portland Trust

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what input the Portland Trust has made to the programmes of visits by Treasury officials and Ministers to the Middle East.

      Savings Gateway Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of those who began saving with the Savings Gateway Scheme completed the scheme and were given the bonus in each year since its launch.

      Youth Unemployment: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many young people aged 16 to 19 years of age resident in the Peterborough city council area were not in employment, education or training as at (a) 31...

      Youth Unemployment: Peterborough

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of youth unemployment was in the Peterborough constituency in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the provision of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan.

    • Agricultural Research Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which international agricultural research institutions received funding from his Department in each year between 2000-01 and 2005-06;...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding and resources his Department has (a) provided in each of the last three financial years and (b) committed in each of the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development who is overseeing his Department's work on climate change.

      Correspondence

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

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he will reply to the letter of 7 December 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Sarah Carswell.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make representations to the UN (a) to take a stronger line on natural resource exploitation in the Democratic Republic of...

      Global Environmental Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding and resources the Government have (a) provided in each of the last three financial years and (b) committed in each of...

      Iraqi Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance is being given by his Department to the refugees from Iraq who have crossed Iraqi borders into neighbouring countries.

      National Development Plans

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to promote the integration of the environment into national development plans.

      Overseas Aid: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimates he has made of the proportion of the UK overseas aid budget lost to corruption; and in which countries this occurs.

      Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to recruitment agencies for the hire of temporary staff in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1466W, on retirement age, what tests of (a) experience and (b)...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent using Royal Mail in each of the last five years.

      Strategy for Sustainable Agricultural Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the full title is of each research project agreed under the strategy for sustainable agricultural research announced in March...

      Temporary International Mechanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the likely duration of the Temporary International Mechanism.

      UNICEF: Food Spoilage

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total amount of food spoilage from UNICEF stocks was in 2006.

      World Trade Talks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to seek progress on productive negotiations on the development aspects of world trade talks.

  • Home Department

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested in 2005-06 were on bail.

    • British Citizens: Convictions Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many referrals to the Serious Organised Crime Agency of British prisoners (a) released and (b) deported from abroad have been made by...

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community support officers there are in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.

      Criminal Investigation Department Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fully qualified and substantive Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers completed CID training courses in each police force...

      Deaf People: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that the national guidance laid down by his Department on language service professionals for deaf people in...

      Deaf People: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to create a national single contact register of language service professionals for deaf people available to police...

      Deaf People: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will seek to amend the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 to define interpreters as regards deaf people to mean those as appropriate...

      Deaf People: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps police constabularies are taking to meet their duties to deaf people under the Disability Discrimination Acts and the...

      Deportations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the 20 countries to which the largest numbers of people have been deported from the UK in each of the last five years.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the population have their details stored on the national DNA database, broken down by region.

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions East Sussex Constabulary (a) has and (b) has not moved on illegally parked Gypsies and Travellers in each of the last...

      Identity Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving identity fraud were committed (a) in the last 12 months and (b) in each of the previous 10 years.

      Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people subject to identity theft in each year since 2002; (2) how many and what proportion...

      Informants: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the training documentation on the handling of informants in HM Prison Service.

      Murders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murderers released on parole in each of the last 15 years have subsequently been convicted of violent crime.

      Murders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many murders were committed by criminals out of prison on licence in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Neighbourhood Crime Monitoring

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what resources were made available to (a) Neighbourhood Watch and (b) farm watchers (i) in England and (ii) in the Vale of York in...

      Non-emergency Police Number

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans there are to introduce the non-emergency police number 101 in the Dorset area.

      Overseas Registration Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to ensure that vehicles with overseas registration plates can be traced in order to enforce prosecutions and penalties...

      Prisoners and Detainees: False Addresses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminals who have absconded gave a non-existent address for residency in the last two years.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of male prisoners are fathers.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were held at Ford prison in each month since 1 January 2006.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures his Department has in place to assess the suitability of prisoners to be placed in low security prisons.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many adult prisoners absconded from prisons in Surrey in each of the last three years, broken down by category of conviction; how many...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison staff have been (a) disciplined and (b) prosecuted for taking illicit drugs of Class A or B into prisons in England and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures the Government are taking to maintain accurate records of prisoners within the prison system.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money has been allocated to the probation service for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

      Road Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted for (a) drunkenness, (b) driving after consuming alcohol and (c) causing death by dangerous driving when...

      Sentencing Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations he has received on the Sentencing Advisory Panel's consultation on theft from a shop; and if he will make a statement.

      Sharad Ladva

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will give a guarantee that no individual whose case was handled by Sharad Ladva will be returned to the Philippines until a full...

      Support Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will undertake a formal evaluation of the effectiveness of individual support orders; and if he will make a statement.

      Trigger Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will ensure that all people under 18 years of age arrested for a trigger offence undergo a compulsory drugs test.

      Victims Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to appoint a victims commissioner.

      War Criminals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make publicly available records kept by the security service relating to Nazi war crimes and the intelligence gleaned in the...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds an application for a change of employer for somebody holding a work permit may be refused.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which young offender institutions provide intensive drug treatment.

      Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the contract for the chief executive of the Youth Justice Board ends; and what the process will be for renewing the contract or...

  • Health

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on advertising with The Guardian newspaper, including online, advertorials and advertising features, in the latest year for...

    • Agenda for Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims were outstanding from (a) conditional fee lawyers and (b) NHS trades unions arising from Agenda for Change in the most recent period for...

      Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department is taking to reduce waiting times in audiology services; (2) if she will introduce a sustainable service for hearing aids...

      Care Standards Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases have been (a) heard and (b) approved by the Care Standards Tribunal asking for names to be removed from lists banning proximity to children.

      Claim Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 10 largest claims awarded against her Department under the Liability to Third Party Scheme are; and what the cause of the complaint was in each case.

      Claim Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 10 largest claims awarded against her Department under the Property Expenses Scheme are; and what the cause of the complaint was in each case.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which external consultants were used by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in relation to private finance initiatives in 2005-06; and what...

      Departmental Computer Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any of her Department's (a) computer data and (b) computer backup data is stored with online data storage providers.

      Departmental Computer Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any of her Department's (a) computer data and (b) computer backup data is stored outside the United Kingdom.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much her Department spent on (a) eating disorders, (b) smoking reduction, (c) alcohol abuse and (d) drug abuse in the latest year for which...

      Echocardiograms: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is for echocardiograms to be carried out by the Portsmouth NHS Trust.

      European Health Insurance Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many European health insurance cards were issued by her Department in 2005-06; and how many were issued to (a) UK nationals, (b) UK residents and...

      Foreign National Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors who qualified overseas are working in the NHS under short term, temporary contracts.

      Greater Peterborough PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to discuss the budget reductions at the NHS Walk-in Centre at Rivergate, Peterborough in 2007-08 with officials of the Greater...

      Healthcare Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was to voluntary healthcare providers of fees payable to the Healthcare Commission in 2005-06.

      Healthcare Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the Healthcare Commission's recent consultation on its proposed fee structure; and whether consultants were contracted to manage this...

      Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Department has (a) spent on the "FaCe It" hepatitis C awareness campaign since its inception and (b) pledged to spend on the campaign in...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many permanent hospital beds were available in each of the last five years; and what the average daily number of patients admitted to hospital was in...

      Hospital Episode Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were treated on an elective inpatient or daycase basis in each year since 1990-91, as recorded in the hospital episodes statistics...

      Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) meat produced from cloned (i) animals and (ii) birds, (b) milk and milk products produced from cloned dairy animals and (c) eggs produced...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many official visits she and her predecessors have made to hospitals in each county in each year since 1997.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates Ministers in her Department made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b) Newham and (c) Waltham Forest in each...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies there are in the NHS for (a) neurologists, (b) neuro nurses and (c) neuro associated nurses; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have contracted MRSA at Barnet hospital in the 2006-07 financial year; what the figures were for 2005-06; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of Barnet patients' appointments have been made through Choose and Book in 2006-07; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) in-patients and (b) out-patients were treated at (i) Barnet hospital, (ii) the Royal Free hospital and (iii) the Northwick Park hospital in...

      NHS Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total change in the number of beds in (a) the NHS and (b) each strategic health authority was between the financial years 2004-05 and 2005-06.

      NHS Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of health service staff in England have been (a) notified of their pay band under Agenda for Change and (b) assimilated into the new pay...

      NHS Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many chief executives of (a) regional health authorities and (b) strategic health authorities renewed cars provided by their employers within two...

      NHS Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many chief executives of (a) regional health authorities and (b) strategic health authorities were given pay rises within two years before being...

      NHS Service Level Changes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of whether NHS service level changes have disproportionately affected services that do not yet have a tariff set.

      NHS Treatment: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) foreign nationals and (b) other EU citizens were treated on the NHS in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the cost...

      NHS Work Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent size of the overall NHS work force was in each year since 1979.

      NHS Work Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was for her statement on Sky News on 7 January 2007 that the NHS work force would see a reduction of 18,000 jobs in the 2006-07...

      Nightclub Noise Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will commission research into the potential for damage to be caused to people's hearing by the level of noise in nightclubs.

      Nursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many foreign (a) nurses and (b) doctors were employed as nurses in the NHS in 2005-06.

      Nursing Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2007, Official Report, column 58W, on nursing posts, (1) if she will take steps to ensure that her Department...

      Pregnancy Book

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the review of screening for kernicterus commissioned by the National Screening Committee will finish; and when she expects the Department's Pregnancy...

      Pregnant Mothers: Scans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is her policy that pregnant mothers should have a scan at 12 weeks.

      Pride London Parade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to her Department was of its float in the 2005 Pride London parade.

      Public Service Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many public service agreement targets were set for the national health service by the Treasury and her Department since 1997.

      Residential Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the figures for the number of adults placed in residential care out of areas for the year 1 April 2005 to 31 March 2006 will be available.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the £50 million advertising programme announced in 2004 to tackle the rise in sexual infections has been spent.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on advertising sexual health services in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Sexual Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls (a) under the age of 15 years and (b) between the ages of 15 and 18 years (i) had abortions, (ii) gave birth and (iii) were diagnosed...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to train health care professionals to check for signs of skin cancer.

      Waiting Lists and Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the types of waiting lists recorded by her Department.

      Waiting Lists and Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting list times for (a) patients and (b) cancer patients of Hull and East Yorkshire hospitals were in each year since 1997.

      Waiting Lists and Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were performed within (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven, (h) eight, (i) nine, (j) 10, (k)...

      Waiting Lists and Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in East Sussex waited for more than six months for GP referral for elective operations in the last period for which figures are available.

      Whipps Cross Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the content was of the accompanying letter presented to her Department by the editors of the Waltham Forest and Wanstead and Woodford Guardians when...

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with (a) members of the European Commission and (b) representatives of other member states of the European Union on the...

      York Capio Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many procedures for NHS patients will be (a) paid for and (b) provided by the York Capio Centre in 2006-07; (2) what the (a) national...

  • House of Lords

    • Africa: NePAD

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many development projects they have supported through the New Partnership for Africa's Development in the past three years; and in which countries.

    • Air Pollution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in light of recent analysis showing air pollution figures higher than expected, existing air pollution control procedures, which are governed by the...

      Airports: Expansion

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the current airport and runway expansion plans for main London airports, and the forecast rise in aviation emissions by 2020, is consistent with the latest...

      Animal Welfare: Reptiles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) wild-caught; (b) captive bred; and (c) ranched reptiles were imported into the United Kingdom in 2006 from (i) within, and (ii) outside the European Union.

      Animal Welfare: Reptiles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) wild-caught; (b) captive bred; and (c) ranched reptiles were imported into the European Union in 2005.

      Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the following species of avian raptors—(a) red kite; (b) white tailed eagle; (c) common buzzard; (d) goshawk; (e) golden eagle; (f) lanner;...

      Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the following species of avian raptors—(a) red kite; (b) white tailed eagle; (c) common buzzard; (d) goshawk; (e) golden eagle; (f) lanner;...

      Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much public money is invested in the captive breeding and release into the wild of the following species of bird—(a) red kite; (b) white tailed eagle;...

      Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) wild-caught; (b) captive bred; and (c) ranched birds were imported into the European Union in 2005.

      Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the releases of the following species of avian raptors—(a) red kite; (b) white tailed eagle; (c) common buzzard; (d) goshawk; (e) golden...

      Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) wild-caught; (b) captive bred; and (c) ranched birds were imported into the United Kingdom in 2006 from (i) within, and (ii) outside the European Union.

      Armed Forces: Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For each year since January 2000 and for each of the Armed Forces, what has been the proportion of United Kingdom-grown fresh food purchased for consumption by...

      Armed Forces: Special Investigation Branches

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps have been taken to develop further and increase the tri-service working of service special investigation branches; and What measures they have...

      Benefits: Housing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will inform housing benefit offices how much extra funding they are being allocated to implement the national rollout of local housing allowance.

      Benefits: Incapacity Benefit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage and numbers of those on incapacity benefit who are not in receipt of middle or higher disability living allowance (a) are currently receiving care...

      Benefits: Incapacity Benefit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people received incapacity benefit in each local authority ward in the city of Manchester since its introduction.

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress the Department for International Development has made in helping developing countries take advantage of the Global Climate Observation System for...

      Disabled People: Blue Badge Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have completed their consultation on the revised guidance to be given to local authorities on the operation of the blue badge (disabled parking)...

      Health: Waiting Times

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average time it now takes for citizens to (a) see their general practitioner (GP); (b) see a consultant, on referral by the GP, by way of the "choose...

      HIV/AIDS: Papua New Guinea

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will create a technical co-operation fund to transfer United Kingdom expertise, experience and best practice to Papua New Guinea to address the...

      Iraq: Local Assistance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they acknowledge some responsibility for ensuring the safety and future well-being of Iraqis who have worked for or helped British forces and international...

      Natural England

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Natural England has established green infrastructures in all of England's growth areas.

      Natural England

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Natural England established agreed processes for all major Natural England products and services.

      Rural Payments Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many persons are currently employed in the Rural Payments Agency; of these, how many are employed in monitoring and checking the cross-compliance provisions of...

      Volunteering

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people volunteer their time to help conserve and enhance the natural environment.

      Waterways

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the replies by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 January (Official Report, cols. 429-30) on the reduction in the budget to British Waterways, whether they...

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