Written answers

Tuesday, 30 January 2007

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Energy Usage

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much energy in kWh per square metre has been used on the parliamentary estate in each year since 2004.

    • Visitor Entrance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what site investigation and surveys were undertaken by the House authorities prior to letting the contract...

      Visitor Entrance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1792W, on the visitor entrance, what...

      Visitor Entrance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 1792W, on the visitor entrance, what the...

      Visitor Entrance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, columns 1791-92W, on the visitor entrance, how...

      Water Usage

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much water is used on average each day on the House of Commons part of the Parliamentary Estate.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Al-Yamamah

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Attorney-General has legal powers to order (a) the Director of Public Prosecutions and (b) the Serious Fraud Office to discontinue an investigation.

    • Al-Yamamah

      To ask the Solicitor-General what account the Attorney-General took of the fact that the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) had not completed the process of assessing all the evidence in concluding that...

  • Prime Minister

    • Annual Reports

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 787W, on annual reports, what the reason is for the time taken to publish the 2005 reports of the...

    • Chequers Grant

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what the value of the annual government grant given to Chequers was in 2005-06; (2) what the value of the government contribution to the cost of household staff...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Prime Minister how many members of the (a) Downing Street Press Office and (b) Strategic Communications Unit previously worked at the Labour party.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 789W, on Miami trip costs, how many communications staff accompanied him on the visit.

      Honours System

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to submit his resignation honours list to the House of Lords Appointments Commission for (a) advice and (b) approval.

      Honours System: Investigation

      To ask the Prime Minister whether legal advice has been provided at public expense to (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants and (c) special advisers in relation to the police investigation into...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has considered the merits of the transfer of responsibility for trade promotion and securing foreign direct investment from the Department for Trade and...

      Whaling

      To ask the Prime Minister whether whaling was raised with the Japanese Prime Minister at his meeting on 9 January 2007; and if he will make a statement.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Commission

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of the Electoral Commission in 2006-07.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan and Iraq Road Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) deaths and (b) non-fatal injuries caused by road traffic accidents there have been to UK troops while serving in (i) Afghanistan and (ii)...

    • British Arms Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Government provided to the British arms industry in (a) direct subsidy and (b) indirect subsidy in the last year for which figures are...

      Chuka Massacre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will place in the Library the statements of the three local women and 10 Somali soldiers who witnessed the Chuka massacre during the Kenyan...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many letters to his Department sent from hon. Members during Session 2005-06 remain unanswered, broken down by those which are (a) one, (b)...

      Departmental Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are taken at the level of basic vetting for employment to ensure that his departmental staff have not adopted a false identity.

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on recent discussions with Kellogg Brown and Root about future investment in Devonport Dockyard.

      Information Infrastructure Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria the Atlas Consortium were required to meet during Increment 1 of the Defence Information Infrastructure contract in order to be...

      NHS Treatments: War Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, columns 1895-96W, on NHS treatment: war pensioners, how many cases of war pensioners not...

      Service Personnel: Medical Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) regular servicemen and (b) reserve servicemen have been assessed on return from theatre in Iraq and Afghanistan as having...

      Troop Deaths: Afghanistan and Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK troops have died while serving in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq since 11 September 2001.

      Unmanned Underwater Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on future unmanned underwater vehicle programmes for the Royal Navy.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made with the naval building programme since the Strategic Defence Review; and if he will make a statement.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Ordinations

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many ordinations there were in the Church of England of (a) stipendiary (i) men and (ii) women, (b)...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the order on the 42 days pre-movement testing for TB to come into effect; whether the order applies to all...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to meet the president of the British Cattle Veterinary Association to discuss the Government's plans for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultations he plans to undertake on the proposals in the Bovine Tuberculosis Advisory Committee's report.

      Cost Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the objectives are of the cost sharing of crop and animal diseases.

      Flood Defences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2007, Official Report, columns 303-04W, on flood defences, whether the long-term cost of...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the application in two-tier local authorities of fines under the Landfill Allowance Trading Scheme.

      Laying Hens Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent meetings he has held with European colleagues to discuss the implementation of the 1999 EU Laying Hens Directive.

      Laying Hens Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to support the implementation of the 1999 EU Laying Hens Directive from 2012.

      MSC Napoli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the environmental damage to wildlife, reefs and fisheries following the beaching of the MSC Napoli.

      Programme Expenditure: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) the Environment Agency and (b) English Nature spent on programme expenditure in Canterbury local authority...

      Rats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of trends in the rat population.

      Tuberculosis: Deer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of TB in the deer population; and what action he is taking to tackle the disease.

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the efficacy and timeliness of the supply of compost bins under the Waste and Resources Action...

  • Leader of the House

    • Advertising Costs

      To ask the Leader of the House how much the Privy Council Office spent on advertising, including advertorials and advertising features with The Guardian newspaper, including online, in the last...

    • Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Leader of the House what the cost was of moving (a) his office and (b) the Office of the Deputy Leader of the House to Dover House.

      Ministerial Offices

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was spent on redecorating the new offices at Dover House for (a) him and (b) the Deputy Leader of the House.

  • International Development

    • Alternative Energy Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made on the establishment of a World Bank fund for developing countries to invest in alternative energy funds.

    • Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what area of office space his Department and its agencies used in central London in (a) 2004 and (b) 2006; and if he will make a...

      Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which Government spending, other than from the Department for International Development (DfID), is counted as Official Development Aid...

      Global Purchase Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much Government funding has been allocated to the Global Purchase Fund for the development of affordable treatments of disease...

      Government Auctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development where his Department publishes information about Government auctions which it arranges or to which it contributes in (a) Blackpool,...

      Microfinance Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people have participated in microfinance initiatives funded directly by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Open Source Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed...

      Plan for Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much Government funding has been allocated to help finance African countries' 10-year education plans to be produced as a result of...

      Tanzania

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the UK gave (a) bilaterally and (b) through multilateral institutions, broken down by institution, to Tanzania in...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to reduce infant mortality in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of (a) life expectancy and (b) child mortality rates in Zimbabwe in (i) 2001 and (ii) 2006.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Channel 4

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she last discussed the regulations regarding the broadcasting of (a) offensive and (b) racist language and behaviour with the...

    • Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the merits of enabling social services, children's services or health professionals to make referrals of...

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provisions have been made to facilitate digital switchover in North-East Fife; and if she will make a statement.

      Elite Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding is available for elite sportsmen and sportswomen preparing for the (a) Beijing and (b) London Olympic games.

      Elite Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in raising the £100 million from private sponsors for elite sports announced in the 2006 Budget; and if...

      Free Television Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people in Hemsworth constituency received a free television licence in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the extent of the availability of dedicated treatment, counselling and advice for problem...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department holds any data on the prevalence of problem gamblers in different age groups; and if she will make a statement.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions her Department has held with the Department of Health about gambling addiction; and if she will make a statement.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate her Department has made of the prevalence of gambling addiction; and if she will make a statement.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of services designed to tackle problem gambling.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department is planning an awareness campaign highlighting the problem of gambling addiction prior to implementation of the...

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to name regional training facilities for the 2012 Olympics.

      Olympics 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the revised Olympic budget will be published; and if she will make a statement.

      Sponsorship: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received from UK sports bodies on the tax position of overseas sportsmen and sportswomen in regard to the...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of tourist visits abroad made by UK nationals in each year since 1997; and if...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much her Department spent on advertising with The Guardian newspaper, including online, in the last year for which figures...

    • Antipodean Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what co-ordination occurs between the British high commissions in Australia and New Zealand on common matters affecting the...

      Bermuda Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects the next fitness for role inspection review into the Bermuda Regiment to be carried out; if she will ensure...

      EU: Migration and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the legal base is for budgeted EU expenditure of €9,900,000 in 2007 on the European Agency for the Management of...

      EU: Migration and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the legal base is for budgeted EU expenditure of €60,000,000 in 2007 on the European Refugee Fund.

      EU: Migration and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the legal base is for budgeted EU expenditure of €3,000,000 in 2007 for the European Migration Monitoring Centre.

      EU: Migration and Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the legal base is for EU expenditure of €70,200,000 in 2007 on ARGO and the EU Fund for the Integration of Third...

      Hajj Pilgrimage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals died while on the Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in each of the last 10 years, broken down by cause...

      Hajj Pilgrimage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with Muslim groups regarding the support offered to British nationals undertaking the...

      Hajj Pilgrimage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the assistance provided by her Department to British Muslims who undertake the Hajj pilgrimage.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Lebanese Government on securing the release of Ehud Goldwasser, Eldad Regev and Gilad...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Israeli Government on securing the release of Lebanese citizens being held without trial...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the United Nations on securing the release of (a) Israeli citizens held in Lebanon and (b)...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Chevrolet Electric Car

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has had discussions with representatives from General Motors on the development of the Chevrolet Volt electric car.

    • Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many credit files on consumers are held by credit reference agencies in the UK; how many of these show a record of bankruptcy against a...

      Credit Reference Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many credit files on consumers held by credit reference agencies in the UK show a record of an individual voluntary arrangement (IVA)...

      Dispute Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem have any plans to require energy suppliers to become members of alternative dispute resolution...

      Doha Round

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what response he has made to the calls from the Association of South-East Asian Nations for the resumption of the Doha Round; and what...

      Doha Round

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the EU Trade Commissioner on the likely success of the Doha trade round.

      Engineering: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with engineering companies on the opportunities for doing business in Africa; and if he will make a statement.

      Lancaster and Morecambe Vision Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what ongoing role the Lancaster and Morecambe Vision Board has following the production of the economic vision for Lancaster and Morecambe.

      Low-Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of making funding available to agricultural businesses under the Low-Carbon Buildings Programme...

      Low-Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date domestic grant funding under phase 1 of the 2006-09 Low-Carbon Buildings Programme will finish.

      Low-Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if his Department will increase the three year budget for domestic renewable energy installations under phase 1 of the Low-Carbon Buildings...

      Low-Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the domestic stream of the Low-Carbon Buildings Programme continues to meet householder...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date he agreed to accompany the Chancellor on his trip to India in January.

      North-West Regional Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1616-17W, on north west regional development, for what purpose the...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether the decommissioning assets of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority will be put out to competition.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consultations have been held with the public about the building of new nuclear power stations.

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the height above sea level is of the nuclear power facility sites at (a) Hunterston B, (b) Heysham 1, (c) Heysham 2, (d) Dungeness B,...

      Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the Office of Fair Trading to publish its report on the Pharmaceutical Price Regulation Scheme.

      Retail Energy Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what regular monitoring is carried out by (a) his Department and (b) Ofgem to assess whether there is sufficient competition in the retail...

      Seal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will consider a ban on the import of seal products.

      Smart Metering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of smart metering on domestic energy consumption; (2) if the Government will publish an...

      Street Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what assessment he has made of the role of street markets in ensuring competition in the food industry; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Trading Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value was of (a) exports from the UK to Tanzania and (b) imports to the UK from Tanzania in the last period for which figures are...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which UK overseas missions are due to receive more UK Trade and Investment employees; and whether these staff will be engaged on (a) export...

      UK-India Business Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether there are plans for the establishment of a UK-India Business Council.

      Wood Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the potential impact on UK wood supplies for large-scale use as fuel of the introduction of the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Retirement Age

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

  • Home Department

    • Abortion Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for offences under the Abortion Act 1967 in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders issued to residents of (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) Cambridgeshire were breached in each year...

      British Citizens: Convictions Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information was given to the Association of Chief Police Officers when they bid to become the UK central authority for the exchange of...

      British Citizens: Convictions Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the outstanding notifications from other countries of British citizens who committed crimes abroad were (a) notified and (b) passed to...

      Child Sex Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to prevent convicted child sex offenders from being employed as school bus drivers.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to letters from the hon. Member for Mid-Worcestershire of 6 September and 19 October on the subject of unsatisfactory...

      Crime Statistics: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were charged with (a) possession of illegal drugs and (b) possession with intent to supply in Somerset in each of the last...

      Criminal Justice Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convicted murderers have been sentenced since the implementation of the Criminal Justice Act 2003.

      Criminal Records Backlog

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his oral statement of 10 January 2007, Official Report, columns 285-86, on the criminal records backlog, on what date the first...

      Criminal Records Backlog

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his oral statement of 10 January 2007, how many of the 525 British nationals convicted abroad of serious offences have been...

      English Language Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any individuals seeking to move to the UK to marry have been refused entry for not meeting the required level of English language skills.

      Escape Histories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) sentencing judges and magistrates, (b) prison governors and (c) probation officers are given details of an offender's previous...

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the maximum distance individuals will have to travel in order to register their biometric details at an Identity...

      Identity Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to make identity theft a criminal offence; and what representations he has received on trends in identity theft.

      Illegal Street Traders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions against illegal street traders there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Internet Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the extent of crime associated with the use of electronic communication and the internet.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) sittings took place and (b) cases were heard in Llandrindod Wells and Brecon magistrates courts in each year since 2001.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of uninsured drivers of motor vehicles there were in (a) Morecambe and Lunesdale and (b) Lancashire in each year...

      Open Source Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will provide a substantive reply to question 104193, tabled by the hon. Member for New Forest, East for named day answer on 29...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information is collected about complaints made against police community support officers.

      Police Patrols

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to carry out a review of the effectiveness of the function of police patrol.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer to the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire (Mr. Knight) of 11 January 2007, Official Report, column 658W, on...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were assessed on reception into prison as having literacy and numeracy skills below level one at each prison...

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders were breached in Essex in each of the last five years.

      Regional Crime Squads

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reintroduce regional crime squads.

      Russian Federation Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether new passport and immigration controls are being considered on visitors from the Russian Federation.

      Seat Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists were prosecuted for not wearing seat belts in each of the last five years, broken down by police authority.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drugs liaison officer posts there were at the Serious Organised Crime Agency at (a) its establishment and (b) in each year since.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions overtime payments for intercept teams in the Serious Organised Crime Agency were (a) made and (b) refused in the last...

      Smoking Ban

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department was of enforcing a smoking ban in 2005-06; and what the cost of providing support to staff wishing to give up...

      Tasker Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of the investigation conducted by Mr. Ron Tasker in January 2006 into managerial corruption within HM Prison Service and...

      Wheel Clamping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1690W, on wheel clamping, what estimate he has made of the proportion of...

      Wheel Clamping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations his Department has received on the activities of private sector wheel clampers; and if he will make a statement.

      Wheel Clamping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the efficacy of the law on theft and extortion in relation to private sector wheel clampers who remove vehicles from...

      Yarl's Wood

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children aged (a) under five years, (b) five to 12 years and (c) 13 to 16 years passed through Yarl's Wood detention centre in...

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders were assessed on reception into custody as having literacy and numeracy skills below level one at each young...

  • Wales

    • Committees: Ministerial Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what occasions (a) he and (b) departmental Ministers have been requested to appear before committees of (i) devolved institutions and (ii) the...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Executive Agencies

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the most recent...

    • External Consultants

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister which external consultants were used by (a) his Office and (b) each of its agencies in relation to private finance initiatives in 2005-06; and what the nature...

      Government Auctions

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister where his Office publishes information about Government auctions which it arranges or to which it contributes in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) the...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many people enrolled in adult and community learning programmes in Shropshire in each year since 1997; (2) how many adults...

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the total training costs of an advanced apprenticeship or similar level 3 vocational qualification will be publicly...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of apprenticeship and advanced apprenticeship places provided an employer-based mentor for the apprentice in each year since...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2007, Official Report, column 556W, on apprenticeships, if he will break down the figures by (a)...

      Carbon Emissions

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

      Careers Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of careers advisers employed by schools in each year between 1996-97 and 2005-06, broken down by...

      Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much and what percentage of the annual budget of the Child and Family Court Advisory and Support Service was spent on (a) bonuses, (b)...

      Child Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans his Department has to help local authorities with large numbers of unaccompanied asylum seeker children in care recruit extra...

      Child Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects of the presence of points of entry in a local authority on the numbers of...

      Child Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the unaccompanied asylum seeker children leaving care costs grant...

      Child-in-need Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether his Department has instructed local authorities to put out to tender the provision of (a) statutory assessments of young carers...

      Curriculum Online Content Advisory Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on how many occasions the Curriculum Online Content Advisory Board has met since March 2006.

      Departmental Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which studies have been commissioned by his Department from (a) external agencies, (b) companies, (c) academics and (d) individuals in 2006.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people (a) applied for and (b) received an education maintenance allowance in 2006.

      Educational Attainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school leavers in England at key stage 4 have left with (a) no, (b) one, (c) two, (d) three, (e) four and (f) five passes in...

      Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on what dates Ministers in his Department and its predecessors made official visits to the London boroughs of (a) Tower Hamlets, (b)...

      English Language Teaching

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on (a) fee remission and (b) other areas to provide English for speakers of other languages in each of the last five...

      Family Engagement Toolkit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of producing the family engagement toolkit, broken down by (a) design and production, (b) printing and (c) distribution.

      Further Education Teachers: Portsmouth, North

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching staff were employed in further education colleges in Portsmouth, North in each year between 2001 and 2005.

      Focus Care Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the Focus Care initiative.

      Foundation Stage Profile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the cost to (a) schools, (b) Early Years settings and (c) local education authorities of (i)...

      Foundation Stage Profile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on the Foundation Stage Profile national results; and if he will make a statement.

      Geography A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of geography A-level coursework achieved a grade of between A and C during the last 10 years.

      Geography A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what consultation there has been with maintained schools on the abolition of coursework for geography A-level students; (2) when his...

      Information Sharing Index Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether a privacy impact assessment (a) has been produced and (b) is planned for the information sharing index project.

      Information Sharing Index Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent representations he has received on the introduction of a national information sharing index for children; and if he will make a...

      Learning and Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much the Learning and Skills Agency spent on programme expenditure in Canterbury local authority area in the most recent year for which...

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what family-based emergency accommodation options are available for children who have run away; and how many such placements there are.

      Looked-after Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of community-based refuges for children and young people who run away; and if he will take steps...

      Looked-after Children: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children leaving full-time residential care in the last five years had a full-time education place to go to.

      Open Source Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use...

      Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills 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.

      Residential Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people aged (a) 15, (b) 16 and (c) 17 are in residential care.

      Review of Children and Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what role the Chairman of the National Youth Volunteering Organisation 'v' is playing in his Department's contribution to the Government's...

      School Refurbishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Essex were scheduled to be refurbished over the last five years; and how many were refurbished.

      School Transport: Disabled Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make available subsidy for school transport for disabled children above the age of 16 years in Milton Keynes.

      School Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what guidance his Department issued on the enforcement of the wearing of school uniforms by those schools that have such uniforms; (2)...

      Schools IT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much schools in England spent on Microsoft products in each of the last three financial years.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) statemented children and (b) children with special educational needs but without a statement were on dual placement in each...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) statemented special educational needs children and (b) children with special educational needs but without a statement there...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children with special educational needs were statemented in Morecambe and Lunesdale in each of the last three years.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what procedures will be put in place to assess how specialised diplomas are working after their introduction in 2008.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on the timescale of the introduction of specialised diplomas.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance has been given to local authorities on the co-ordination of school and college timetables prior to the introduction of...

      Tamworth Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils (a) began year 7 and (b) finished year 11 in Tamworth constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Unauthorised Absences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many unauthorised absences from schools in (a) Ribble Valley and (b) Lancashire there were in each year since 1997.

      University of Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the economic effect upon Cumbria of the formation of the University of Cumbria.

      Young Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will issue guidance to local authorities considering putting out to tender statutory assessments of young carers.

      Young Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received on the content of local authorities' Children and Young People's Plans in respect of young carers; and...

  • Treasury

    • British Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of food served in buildings occupied by his Department was of British origin in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 16 January 2007, Official Report, column 1009W, on child benefit, whether the estimated cost of the extension of child benefit...

      Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which conferences with fewer than 100 attendees were funded in whole or part by his Department in November 2006.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Paymaster General will reply to the letter of 29 November 2006 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Debbie Levy.

      Department for Education and Skills

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department has agreed that the £250 million increase in the Department for Education and Skills' capital budget in 2008-09 that he...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) press officers and (b) other staff were recruited by his Department in the last 12 months; and which of the posts to which recruits were...

      Electoral Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) total number of electors and (b) registration rates were for each constituency in the UK in (i) 2004-05 and (ii) 2005-06, broken down by...

      EMI Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions he has met representatives from EMI Group in the last 12 months; which representatives he met on each occasion; and what the purpose was...

      EMI Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions in the last 12 months officials from his Department have met representatives from EMI Group; and what the purpose was of each meeting.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2007, Official Report, column 1340W, on Freedom of Information requests, what role special advisers have in...

      Inflation Figures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the latest annual rate of inflation is in (a) the UK, (b) the USA, (c) the Eurozone and (d) Japan.

      Inflation Figures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when (a) he and (b) his officials were first informed of the Consumer Price Index inflation figures to be published on 16 January; (2) if he will...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average interest rate set by (a) the Bank of England, (b) the Federal Reserve Board in the US, (c) the European Central Bank and (d) the...

      Irish People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) male and (b) female Irish people aged (i) 65 to 69, (ii) 70 to 74, (iii) 75 to 79 and (iv) 80 to 85 and (v) over 85 years are living in each...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were claiming jobseeker's allowance in Wellingborough on 31 December in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) date, (b) purpose and (c) cost was of each helicopter flight he has taken in the last 12 months.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department charged media organisations to accompany him on his trip to India in January 2007.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of mileage allowances for travel on official business claimed by Ministers in his Department was in each of the last two years.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has visited Exeter on official business since 1997.

      Mortality Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died as a result of a stroke in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 2006.

      New Deal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue has been forgone by way of concessions given to employers of New Deal participants in each year since 1998.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) destination, (b) purpose and (c) cost was of each overseas visit made by members of the Performance and Efficiency Team in his Department in...

      Open Source Software

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such software; and...

      Security Vetting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) staff and (b) external consultants were security vetted to work in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid special advisers he has appointed since the written ministerial statement made by the Prime Minister on 24 July 2006,...

      Statistics: Stroud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of gross domestic product was recorded in the nomenclature of units for territorial statistics areas most closely corresponding to (a) Stroud...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to integrate the IT systems responsible for administering tax credit payments and for refunds of overpayments; and if he will make a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total level of overpayment of tax credits was in each of the last three years.

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of tax credit fraud cases in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07; and if he will make a...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the online tax credit system to be restored.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Homicide

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what support the Government provide to the spouses and partners of homicide victims.

    • Coroners Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce delays in the coroner service.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the review of legal aid.

      Bailiffs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps her Department is taking to prevent abuses of power by bailiffs.

      Prerogative Powers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will consult on which prerogative powers could be put into statute.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of eligible voters missing from the electoral register in Dundee, West.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she plans to take to monitor the performance of electoral administrators under the Electoral Administration Act 2006.

      Electoral Administration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what progress she has made in developing minimum standards in the practices of electoral registration officers.

      Supreme Court

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects the new Supreme Court building to be completed.

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the funding of magistrates courts.

      British Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what proportion of food served in buildings occupied by her Department was of British origin in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.

      Court Televisions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 870W, on court televisions, how many television displays in...

      Electoral Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what plans the Government have to implement the recommendations of the report on the review of the Electoral Commission by the...

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how much funding was allocated to each local authority area for registration of electors in 2006-07.

      Electoral Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will introduce elsewhere in the UK individual electoral registration as adopted in Northern Ireland.

      Fines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many and what percentage of fines issued by courts were unpaid in each of the last five years, broken down by the category...

      Libra IT Project

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the cost has been of the Libra IT project.

      Magistrates Court Appearance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of costs arising from the non-appearance of defendants in magistrates courts in 2006-07.

      Magistrates Court Appearance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps she is taking to reduce the incidence of defendants failing to attend magistrates court hearings.

      Ministerial Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the (a) destination and (b) cost to the public purse was of each of the foreign trips undertaken by junior Ministers in...

      Open Source Software

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what percentage of her Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be...

  • Transport

    • Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what responses he has had to his proposals for a modernised framework for bus services.

    • Road Traffic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to improve the clearing of motorways and trunk roads after accidents.

      Deregulated Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of passenger satisfaction with deregulated bus services.

      Rail Franchise Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide for new rail franchise agreements to include a requirement for a maximum time a rail commuter should expect to stand without having...

      First Great Western

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve reliability and service provision on First Great Western railways.

      A1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the A1 in Nottinghamshire to be fully dualled.

      Public Transport Links

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he plans to take to improve public transport links between Merseyside, Cheshire and north east Wales.

      Railway Timetables

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage improvements in the railway timetable to improve connecting services.

      Rail Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his estimate is of the change in the volume of freight carried by rail since 1997.

      Airport Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what additional security arrangements have been put in place at airports since August 2006.

      Airline Travel: Taxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much in (a) security tax, (b) fuel surcharge, (c) air passenger duty and (d) other taxes charges is levied on a ticket costing £50 from...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress his Department has made towards ensuring that people with upper limb disabilities are fully eligible for a badge under the blue...

      Bristol Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the runway at Bristol airport has been re-surfaced with a negative textured surface.

      Bus Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much bus subsidy operators grant has been given to bus operators in Lancashire since 2000.

      Bus Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding has been given as part of the subsidised service spending for buses to Lancashire county council since 2000.

      Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his Department's response to the Committee of Public Accounts' 43(rd )Report of 2005-06, whether his Department is assessing the merits of...

      Carbon Emissions

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

      Concessionary Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has given to concessionary fares schemes for (a) pensioners and (b) disabled people in Lancashire by (i) borough councils and...

      Correspondence

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

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of expenditure by his Department in each Government office region in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much programme expenditure sponsored by his Department was spent via each of the Government offices for the regions in the most recent year for...

      Departmental Fixed Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total sum was of bonuses paid to civil servants in his Department in (a) 2001, (b) 2003 and (c) 2006.

      Driving Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has assessed the merits of introducing measures to ensure that standards of driving attained at the time of taking a driving...

      European Road Safety Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has made to the European Union on the Government's policy on the European Commission road safety action programme; and if he...

      Executive Agencies

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

      Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which executive agencies are the responsibility of his Department; what the function is of each agency; and what the budget was of each agency in the...

      Large Goods Vehicle Drivers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's estimate is of (a) the current shortfall of large goods vehicle (LGV) drivers and (b) the requirement for new LGV drivers over...

      Leeds Traffic Area Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) original planned date was and (b) revised date is for centralising licensing works to the Leeds Traffic Area Office.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures he is taking to promote actively the employment within (a) his Department and (b) public sector bodies for whom he has responsibility...

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding has been allocated to his recently announced campaign to raise awareness of the change in penalties for using a mobile phone while driving.

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving 16-year-olds driving 50cc motorcycles there were in each of the last 15 years; and what percentage of traffic accidents in...

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce pedestrian/motorcycle collisions; and if he will make a statement.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many prosecutions resulted from the most recent campaign to target motorists driving without insurance.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which non-departmental public bodies are sponsored by his Department; what the function is of each body; and what the annual budget was of each body in...

      Open Source Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of his Department's computer systems use open source software; what percentage of the systems planned to be installed use such...

      Programme Expenditure: Canterbury

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

      Railway Stations: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he approved or supported in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007 for improving access at Llandaff station, Cardiff, for people with disabilities.

      Railway Stations: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consultations have taken place with people with disabilities on access and facilities for passengers and other users of Llandaff station, Cardiff.

      Railway Stations: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action he plans to take to improve access for people with disabilities at Llandaff station, Cardiff.

      Railway Stations: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many railway stations within the boundaries of the city of Cardiff give wheelchair access for disabled people to both up and down line trains.

      Railway Stations: Disabled Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he last discussed access for wheelchair users to railway stations in Wales with the First Minister.

      Recruitment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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.

      Road Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many children were (a) killed and (b) injured while riding bicycles in the last five years.

      Road Network: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on Swindon's road network in each year since 1997.

      Seat Belts: Exemptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors were taken into account when deciding to exempt taxi drivers and drivers of private hire vehicles from the requirement to wear a seat...

      Sheppey Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of how many drivers ignored closure signs at the Sheppey crossing and attempted to use the crossing in 2005-06.

      Sheppey Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that dot matrix signs are installed on both sides of the Sheppey crossing to warn motorists of high winds and dangerous...

      Sheppey Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when lighting will be put in place on both sides of the Sheppey crossing.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will devolve the approval of variable speed indicators to highway authorities.

      Street Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of possible measures to improve transport to and from local street markets to encourage sustainability.

      Tankers: Double Hulls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans all tankers entering UK waters to be required to have double hulls.

      UK Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will extend capacity at UK ports; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of the access to work scheme among small and medium-sized employers; (2) what...

    • Accession Countries: Social Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the total cost of providing social security benefits to citizens from the A8 countries who (a) did and (b) did...

      Benefit Claimants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who were claiming incapacity benefit prior to November 2003 are now claiming jobseeker's allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Benefit Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unemployed non-disabled (a) male and (b) female workers aged (i) 20 to 29, (ii) 30 to 39, (iii) 40 to 49 and (iv) 50 to 59 years had...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the value of fraudulent benefit claims which could be detected annually if a definitive national database of...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many fines were issued for benefit fraud in each year for which figures are available; and how much was received from such fines in each year.

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent fraud investigators his Department employs; and how many customer compliance officers his Department employed in...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what evaluations his Department has conducted of the use of biometric data as a means by which to reduce benefit fraud.

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many fraud inspectors there were in his Department to investigate (a) incapacity benefit fraud and (b) other benefit fraud in each year...

      Benefit Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much overpayment his Department recovered in each benefit in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Benefit Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of overpayment of benefits by his Department was in each of the last eight years.

      Benefit Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what basis payments are made to each of the private sector companies contracted to recover benefit overpayments.

      Benefits Simplification Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people work in the Benefits Simplification Unit, broken down by civil service grade.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if his Department will take steps to develop a joined-up strategy with the Department for Education and Skills to identify and offer...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of rising fuel prices on the adequacy of cold weather payments; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's spending on (a) each benefit and (b) each programme was in (i) cash and (ii) real terms using 2004-05 prices in each...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit recipients experienced (a) mental and (b) behavioural disorder in each year since 1992, broken down by type of...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people who reached the first anniversary in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in the most recent year for which figures are...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the total value of welfare benefit claims made by individuals issued with a national insurance number who were referred...

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time was for an overseas national to obtain a national insurance number (a) in-country and (b) from abroad in each...

      Pensions: Overseas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what consideration has been given to ensuring that both indexed and frozen pensions of British nationals overseas are treated equally in...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on unemployment benefits in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Welfare Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which welfare benefits are administered by his Department; and what the level of overpayment of each has been in the last five years.

      Welfare Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what areas he expects the long-term review of the Government's welfare to work strategy to consider; (2) when the long-term review of...

      Welfare Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what requirements he has placed on City Strategy Consortia for engagement with private and voluntary sector providers of welfare to work services.

      Welfare Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who the members are of the City Strategy Project Board.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to reform the procedures for allocating winter fuel allowance to British nationals overseas on the basis of...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend winter fuel payments to people with disabilities aged under 60 with a medically assessed need to keep their homes at a steady...

  • Health

    • Audiology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated to (a) research in audiology and (b) new audiology equipment in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) each of the next two financial years.

    • Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many deliveries as a proportion of total births required assistance from a consultant in Hartlepool constituency in each of the last 10 years;...

      Brent Teaching Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the long-term impact of changes in Brent Teaching Primary Care Trust service provision on health and social care services...

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps she is taking to ensure that (a) voluntary sector organisations' independence is not compromised in relation to their advocacy role for...

      Child Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in England were (a) overweight and (b) obese in the last period for which figures are available.

      Clinical Assessment Treatment and Support Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will consult (a) GPs and (b) other clinicians in Cumbria and Lancashire on the transfer of clinical assessment treatment and support...

      Diamorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1707W, on diamorphine, (1) how much diamorphine is held in reserve in the UK; and...

      Disabled Children: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of disabled children in each London borough used respite care home placements in each of the last 10 years.

      Disabled Children: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of disabled children in Chorley have used respite care home placements in the last 10 years.

      Disabled Children: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of disabled children in Eastbourne have used respite care home placements in each of the last 10 years.

      Independent Sector Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was for the statement by the primary care trusts of Lancashire and Cumbria that independent sector providers can provide...

      Independent Sector Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate the proportion of NHS funds provided to independent sector providers of clinical assessment, treatment and support services likely to...

      Infusion Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the gravity of the incidents referred to in paragraph 5.108 of her Department's 2006 annual report relating to infusion...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons she proposes to increase Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency fees above inflation; and what account was taken of...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the impact that the time taken by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to process...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals located in constituencies represented by Conservative hon. Members (a) she and (b) other Ministers in her Department have visited since...

      Mount Care Home, Morpeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will order an inquiry into the process and outcomes for former residents of the closure of the Mount Care Home, Morpeth; (2) how many former...

      NHS Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is categorised under Other Expenditure for Administration in figure 8.1 of her Department's annual report; and whether consultants are included.

      Social Enterprise Pathfinders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions took place with regional development agencies in determining social enterprise pathfinder programmes; (2) what advice was received...

      Social Services: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of central Government grant to local government for social services in Canterbury local authority area was in the most recent year for...

      Target Savings: Milton Keynes PCT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the target savings at Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust are in the (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 financial years, broken down by workstream.

      Waiting Times

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which clinical specialities met waiting time targets for treatment in Blackpool, South in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Water Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what advice she issues to strategic health authorities on seeking advice from expert bodies when drawing up proposals on water fluoridation in their...

      Water Fluoridation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to which organisations her Department (a) provides funding for research and (b) gives expert advice to strategic health authorities on water...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the housing debt of local authorities is treated when they (a) opt for large scale stock transfer and (b) set up an...

    • Business Improvement Districts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many business improvement districts have been established; and what assessment she has made of their performance.

      Commission on Integration and Cohesion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to receive the first report of the Commission on Integration and Cohesion; and if she will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 5 December 2006, on spy...

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letter of 12 December 2006 from the hon. Member for Walsall, North concerning a constituent.

      Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Minister of State in her Department will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Congleton of (a) 19 July, (b)...

      Council Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average rents were for local authority housing in each London borough in 2006-07.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2006, Official Report, columns 886-7W, on council tax, from which bodies the (a)...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to offer council tax discounts for homes which grow grass on their roof.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department and its predecessor have received on the frequency of council tax revaluations in the last...

      Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department maintains a list of councils that have moved to alternate weekly collection of domestic waste.

      English Language Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to promote the use of the English language in the UK.

      Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) work-related and (b) fire-related injuries were sustained by West Lancashire fightfighers in each of the last...

      Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) work-related and (b) fire-related injuries were sustained by East Sussex firefighters in each of the last five years.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the minimum amount of time is that must pass before the £200 penalty charge for marketing a home without a Home...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of the extension to the Home Information Pack dry run.

      Homebuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the total value of Government equity loans to be provided as part of the Open Market HomeBuy...

      Homebuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households she expects to participate in each of (a) Social Homebuy, (b) Open Market Homebuy and (c) New Build...

      House Building

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she expects her target of building 200,000 homes a year by 2016 to be met; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of reductions in Supporting People budgets on (a) smaller registered social...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capital receipts have been received by Birmingham city council from Right to Buy sales in each year since 1995-96; what...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what temporary housing provision was made available to the homeless in Eastbourne constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects each local authority to meet the decent homes target.

      Islamic Extremists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department has provided to local authorities in large cities to monitor for Islamic extremists, broken down...

      Leeds: Local Planning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the performance of Leeds as a local planning authority.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual percentage change was in central Government grant provided to Hull city council in each year since 1990.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what discussions she has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) Gloucestershire county council on (i)...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions have taken place between her Department and Leicester city council regarding the local government finance...

      Local Government Finance: Wandsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of central funding for London boroughs was allocated to Wandsworth council in each of the last 10...

      Minerva

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what commercial (a) lease agreements and (b) contracts her Department and its predecessors have made with Minerva plc. since 1997.

      Mosaic Data

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what purpose the Audit Commission purchased Mosaic data from Experian; and how much was spent on the data.

      Open Space Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost is of her Department's Open Space Works programme.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the National Association of Local Councils about enhancing the powers of parish councils.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many parish councils in England have had vacancies for a councillor of more than six months in the last three years.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support is available for parish councils wishing to obtain quality parish council status.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average turnout was in parish council elections in England in the last five years.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will answer question 103216, on super output areas tabled on 21 November 2006 by the hon. Member for Yeovil.

      Planning Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Planning Inspectorate will provide a substantive reply to the letter from Reigate and Banstead borough council of 13...

      Private Sector Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) remit, (b) membership and (c) reporting date is of the inquiry into private sector contracts with local...

      Public Requests Ordering Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which properties were involved in the 14 cases of public request to order disposal since 1997; (2) what the reasons were...

      Revenue Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if her Department will reform the Revenue Support Grant Formula to take into account the cost pressures associated with...

      Rough Sleeping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what measures are in place (a) to maintain and (b) to audit the accuracy of her Department's estimates of rough sleeping.

      Shared-ownership Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which housing associations required buyers to purchase outright a share greater than 75 per cent. in shared-ownership housing...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she expects to meet the decent homes standard in social housing by 2010; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Super Output Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the population is of each of the lower layer super output areas listed in the answer to question reference 68496; what the...

      Travellers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department provides funding for the development of privately-owned Travellers' sites.

      Unitary Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans to extend the time limits for councils to apply for unitary status under the provisions of the Government's...

      Unitary Status

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which councils have submitted bids for unitary status under the Government's Invitation to Councils in England.

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Minister gave approval in October 2005 to continue development of the Valuation Office Agency's Automated Valuation Model.

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Valuation Office Agency's definition is of a market information unit.

      Wind Turbines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the applications for land-based wind turbines which have been (a) rejected and (b) approved by her Department...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Farming Delivery Initiative

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the reductions in the budget for the England Catchment Sensitive Farming Delivery Initiative from £10 million to around £8.6 million in 2006-07...

    • Alcohol: Addiction Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the article by the chief executive of the Addiction Recovery Foundation, "Treatment effectiveness: alcohol services", in...

      Armed Forces: Compensation Schemes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations the Ministry of Defence has received from the Royal British Legion on its response to the department's Armed Forces and Reserve Forces...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 19 December 2006, on what dates and with what ex-service organisations they consulted in respect of the Pensions...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Secretary of State for International Development was consulted on the decision to end the Serious Fraud Office's investigation into BAE Systems; if he...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance the staff of the Department for International Development have received following the recent decision to suspend the Serious Fraud Office...

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration was given to the position of residents of Northern Ireland who travel to Great Britain by air before the increase in air passenger duty was...

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they imposed the air passenger duty tax increase retrospectively in respect of air travel already purchased; and what steps they are taking to support travel...

      Aviation: Health Risks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have identified any risk to the health of the travelling public from exposure to traces of tricresyl phosphate or its isomers, known to be found on...

      Benefits: Pensioner Credit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people were in receipt of pensioner credit in each local authority ward in the city of Manchester since its introduction.

      Benefits: Winter Fuel Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether winter fuel payments are made to United Kingdom pensioners who live overseas; if so, how many such payments were made in the most recent year for which...

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the latest measurements from the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Earth System Research Laboratory...

      Cluster Munitions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What research and analysis has been conducted on the reliability of the self-destruct mechanisms incorporated in (a) M85 submunitions; (b) BLU-108B/B...

      Cluster Munitions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: At what level the United Kingdom will be represented at the conference on cluster munitions in Norway in February; and which government departments will be represented.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In relation to the 2005 single farm payments, how many farmers have received no payments to date; and whether they are able to give any indication when these...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What categorises a single farm payment as complex; how many of the outstanding claims are due to Rural Payments Agency management systems queries; and how many of...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many dual claims cases from the 2005 single farm payment scheme are outstanding.

      Energy: River Thames

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will commission a study on the potential savings of money and carbon dioxide emissions which could be achieved by using water from the River Thames as...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 8 January (WA 32), what representations they have received and what research they have commissioned on illnesses...

      Health: Bone Scanning

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their policy on the availability of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry bone density scanning facilities within the National Health Service to women over 60.

      Health: GP Survey

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What costs were involved in the current Ipsos MORI Hospital Choice general practitioner survey; and why the completed forms are returned via first-class mail when...

      House of Lords: Captioning

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What steps are being taken to extend the provision of captioning facilities within the Chamber of the House of Lords in order to assist Members and visitors with...

      Iraq: Migrants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will work with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the International Organisation for Migration, UNICEF and the Governments of Jordan...

      Local Government: Gross Value Added

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the gross value added of each county in England.

      NHS: Primary Care Trust Finances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much each primary care trust in the East of England region currently owes its respective local authority.

      NHS: Redundancies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 8 January (WA 32-33), what will be the actual cost of the redundancy programme for which they project a further...

      Private Finance Initiative

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements they will provide for payments to private finance initiative (PFI) contractors in those cases in which assets provided within a PFI scheme cease...

      Railways: Consultants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been paid to consultants Mott Macdonald in connection with the intercity express programme (HST2); and what other financial commitments have been...

      Railways: First Great Western

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 January (HL Deb, col. 436) stating that First Great Western has met the Government's performance criteria to...

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the health implications of the Dartford crossing on those communities living close by; whether they have carried out any research...

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much of the (a) daily, and (b) annual income of the Dartford crossing is generated by users who live in Essex or Kent; and what are these figures expressed as...

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether temperatures in the vicinity of the Dartford crossing are on average warmer than other areas in Essex or Kent due to the operation of the crossing.

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many additional tonnes of carbon dioxide are produced each year as a result of the tollbooth operation on the Dartford crossing due to the disruption in the...

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average time taken to enter, cross and exit (a) the bridge section, and (b) the tunnel section of the Dartford crossing at peak and at non-peak times.

      Roads: Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many delays experienced in the past year on the Dartford crossing have been greater than (a) five minutes; (b) 10 minutes; (c) 20 minutes; (d) 30 minutes; (e)...

      Schools: Pedometers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many pedometers were distributed in schools in 2006 under the Youth Sport Trust scheme; and what was the cost per pedometer.

      Secure Children's Homes: Strip-searching

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions strip-searching involving physical restraint occurred at Aldine House unit local authority secure children's home in relation to,...

      Special Advisers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 19 December 2006 (WA 308) and the remarks by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 13 December (HL Deb, col. 1519),...

      Sport: Youth Sports Trust

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the 11 initiatives they awarded with a value in excess of £20 million to be undertaken by the Youth Sport Trust during the three years 2003-04 to...

      Vehicles: Carbon Emissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the likely impact which a rise in sales of diesel and electric-petrol hybrid vehicles would have on levels of carbon...

      Vehicles: End-of-Life

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How an "end-of-life vehicle" is defined in United Kingdom legislation or law derived from the European Union end-of-life vehicle directive.

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