Written answers

Thursday, 1 March 2007

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many requests for information relating to hon. Members have been received by the House authorities under...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Project Al-Yamamah

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Serious Fraud Office has received requests from representatives of the US Department of Justice for case files in relation to Al-Yamamah contracts.

    • Project Al-Yamamah

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether investigations are being undertaken into allegations of false accounting by BAE Systems in connection with the Al-Yamamah contract.

      Project Al-Yamamah

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether meetings have taken place in the last 12 months between the Serious Fraud Office and representatives of the US Department of Justice concerning investigations...

  • Wales

    • Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what (a) discussions, (b) correspondence and (c) email exchanges (i) he and (ii) his officials have had with (A) Ministers and (B) officials in the Home...

    • Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what dates he has held meetings with Ministers in other Departments to discuss Welsh issues, broken down by Department.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Commonwealth Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Government intend to proceed with a bill to give powers to knock down all or part of the Commonwealth Institute.

    • Departments: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what databases are controlled by her Department and its agencies; and what percentage of the data in each database she estimates are...

      Local Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding her Department makes available to community radio.

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the expected cost to the public purse is of state support to people on benefits for digital switchover. (2) What the...

  • Transport

    • Airports: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the shared priorities for policing UK airports between the British Transport Police and geographical forces are; and what consultation he has held...

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the free national off peak bus travel scheme for pensioners to be introduced; how it will be funded; and who will be responsible for...

      Dartford Crossing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2006, Official Report, column 37-8W, on the Dartford Crossing, what further modelling and analysis has been...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the negotiations on the forthcoming Post Office contract renewal with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency are expected to be concluded.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the new contract between Post Office Ltd and the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to issue car tax discs in post office branches will commence.

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were killed in (a) rail crashes and (b) road crashes in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Railways: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria are considered when making a decision about how much spare capacity needs to be available on a Virgin Pendolino train for it to stop at...

      Railways: Thames Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what surveys his Department has undertaken on the views of commuters on the FGW Link services; and if he will publish the results of those surveys.

      Railways: Thames Valley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what modelling work (a) has been and (b) continues to be undertaken by his Department on train passenger numbers and service usage (i) on commuter...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many deaths of (a) cyclists, (b) motorbike riders and (c) car drivers in 2006 were attributed to the condition of the highway or road on which...

      Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for the UK's implementation of EU Directive 2004/52/EC.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications there were for trust port status in each of the last 10 years; and what the status is of each application.

      Trust Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list the trust ports in the United Kingdom; and when the last such port was established.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare: Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to extend the duty of care towards an animal for which a person is responsible under section 9 of the Animal...

    • Animals: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will introduce legislation to phase out the use of animals in circuses.

      Avian Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whom he expects to represent his Department at the Vaccination: a tool for the control of avian influenza conference in...

      Commercial Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what material is included within his Department's definition of commercial waste; (2) what percentage of commercial...

      Commercial Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of mining and quarry waste was (a) landfilled, (b) recycled, (c) incinerated and (d) re-used in the...

      Commercial Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what materials are included within his Department's definition of industrial waste; (2) what percentage of industrial...

      Commercial Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of construction and demolition waste was (a) landfilled, (b) recycled, (c) incinerated and (d) re-used in...

      Electricity: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his colleagues in the Department of Trade and Industry about the inclusion of grid...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of flood defences in need of significant maintenance.

      Solar Power: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's estimate is of the (a) solar photovoltaic and (b) solar hot water needed to deliver a 10 per cent....

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) outcomes and (b) outputs have been of the money his Department has spent in Afghanistan for reconstruction and...

    • CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) salaries and (b) bonuses were of each member of the Board of Directors of the CDC Group plc. in each of the last seven...

      Convention for the Protection of All People from Enforced Disappearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the International Convention for the Protection of All People from Enforced Disappearance.

      Departments: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what items valued at above £100 were reported as stolen from his Department's buildings or premises in the last 12 months.

      Developing Countries: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to meet the millennium development goal of universal primary education by 2015 for children in...

      Guinea: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid the UK is providing to the Government of Guinea in 2006-07; and if he will make a statement.

      Guinea: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions are taking place in the EU regarding the distribution of the recently agreed aid package to Guinea; and if he will...

      Guinea: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions have been held with (a) the World Bank and (b) the African Development Bank regarding emergency aid to Guinea; and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what role his Department plays in combating human trafficking in the countries to which the United Kingdom provides aid.

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK Government funding was allocated to educational facilities and activities in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each year...

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the projected spending on educational programmes by his Department is for each year until 2015.

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department monitors progress towards the UN Millennium Development Goals on education; and if he will make a statement.

      Overseas Aid: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make UK development assistance to (a) India and (b) Pakistan conditional on the enforcement by those governments of laws...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are taken to ensure that projects funded by his Department to fight specific diseases in developing countries do not take...

      Skills for Development Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department provided for the Skills for Development programme in each year since 2000.

      Smith Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much money from the public purse (a) his Department and (b) its agencies gave to (i) the Smith Institute and (ii) its subsidiary...

      South Asia: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department provides to reproductive health programmes in South Asia.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departments: Databases

      To ask the Leader of the House what databases are controlled by the Privy Council Office; and what percentage of the data in each database he estimates is inaccurate or out of date.

    • House of Lords: Bishops

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will make a statement on the future role of Church of England bishops in the House of Lords.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 979W, on House of Lords reform, whether the elected members of the House of Lords would have...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what guidance he has given to Government Departments on unanswered parliamentary questions in the last 12 months.

  • Prime Minister

    • Honours

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will make it his policy to invite the House to vote on whether hon. Members are made Knights or Dames for services to Parliament; and if he will make a statement.

    • Petitions: Internet

      To ask the Prime Minister whether there have been any instances of a change in Government policy on the basis of a e-petition on the Downing Street website; and whether the most popular...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance and Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance was underpaid in each year since 2001.

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had the maximum default rate of non-dependent deduction applied to them due to non-disclosure of the income of non-dependents...

      Housing Benefit: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received housing benefit and the disability premium in each quarter since 2001.

      Income Support: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 10 most common reasons were for stopping provision of (a) income support and (b) contribution-based jobseeker's allowance for people...

      Jobseekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 25 and 50 years were claiming jobseeker's allowance in each month since 1992.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of lone parents in (a) England, (b) London and (c) West Ham constituency were on income support when their youngest child is...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the flat rate accrual amount of £72.80 proposed for the state second pension in Schedule 2 to the Pensions Bill was calculated.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Correspondence

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

    • Departments: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what databases are controlled by his Department and its agencies; and what percentage of the data in each database he estimates are inaccurate...

      Smith Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much money from the public purse (a) his Department and (b) its agencies gave to (i) the Smith Institute and (ii) its subsidiary SI Events...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made on reinstating devolved government in Northern Ireland.

      Extended Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision is in place to ensure equity of access within the extended schools programme for pupils attending rural schools.

      Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many visits Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons (HMCIP) made to prison establishments in Northern Ireland in each of the past five...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times he met local councils in Northern Ireland between January 2006 and January 2007.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on housing prisoners from England and Wales in Northern Ireland.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of prison places in Northern Ireland were occupied in each of the past five years, broken down by prison establishment.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what he estimates the cost will be to the public purse of the payments to community restorative justice schemes in Northern Ireland in the year...

      Roads: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has (a) to pilot and (b) to introduce a road pricing scheme in Northern Ireland; and what research his Department has undertaken...

      Special Advisers

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

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2007, on "on the runs", what measures the Government are considering to deal with "on the runs" other than...

  • Education and Skills

    • Departments: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on how many occasions his Department has been represented at a meeting of the Missing Persons Strategic Oversight Group since May 2004; and...

    • Family Courts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the sickness rates for children and family court advisory and support services practitioners in (a) public law and (b) private law...

      Independent Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many independent schools there were in each year since 1997; (2) how many children aged five to 16 years were educated in...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much each independent music service provider received from his Department for the purpose of providing music education in each year...

      Runaway Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance is in place in relation to a child who runs away from their home local authority area into another authority area.

      Schools: Muslims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the document "Towards Greater Understanding: Meeting the needs of Muslim pupils in state schools"...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 709-10W, on secondary education: curriculum, (1) what steps he...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 709-10W, on secondary education: curriculum, in what way removing...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 709-10W, on secondary education: curriculum, how he plans to assess...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 709-10W, on secondary education: curriculum, whether he plans to make...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teachers in each local education authority in the West Midlands are to be given training on how to search pupils and use techniques...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has received on the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced...

    • Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which external consultants were used by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in relation to private finance...

      Departments: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what databases are controlled by her Department and its agencies; and what percentage of the data in each database she estimates...

      Diplomatic Service: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the criteria are for providing language training for spouses of diplomats.

      Diplomatic Service: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes there have been in the level of provision of language training for spouses of diplomats over the last five years.

      Egypt: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what discussions she has had on the human rights of religious groups other than Christians, Jews and Muslims in Egypt; and...

      European Research Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what she expects the (a) budget and (b) location of the new autonomous European Research Council to be; what she expects the...

      Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the governments of (a) India and (b) Pakistan on the enforcement of laws prohibiting...

      Irian Jaya: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of political prisoners in West Papua.

      North Korea: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are in place to support the growth and development of liberal democracy in North Korea.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish the legal advice the Prime Minister received which allowed her to state that the upgrading of Trident is...

  • Treasury

    • Immunisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the International Finance Facility for Immunisation.

    • Immunisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made by his Department in contributing to the International Finance Facility beyond the commitments to the International Finance...

      Immunisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what support his Department has provided for the international finance facility for immunisation.

      City Bonuses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the inflationary effects of City bonuses.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on progress in raising funding for the achievement of the Millennium Development Goals.

      Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of debt in the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of debt in the British economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of debt in the British economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the setting of interest rates by the Bank of England.

      Unemployment: North-East England

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on trends in unemployment in the north-east region.

      Employment: South Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people of working age are in employment in each of the former mining constituencies of south Wales; and how many were in employment in 1996.

      Financial Capability: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of financial capability among young people.

      World Trade Agreement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on progress at the recent meeting of the G7 Finance Ministers in February towards reaching a world trade agreement.

      Al-Qaeda: Africa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his comments in Progress Magazine in February, what the evidential basis was for his statement that there are more al-Qaeda cells in Africa...

      Children's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials have had with their counterparts in the Department for Education and Skills on the funding of children's...

      Defence Export Services Organisation: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will extend the funding for the Defence Export Services Organisation through the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a full copy of the HM Treasury Staff Survey 2006.

      Departments: Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many job vacancies there are for positions in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in North Nottinghamshire and North-East Derbyshire.

      English Partnerships: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether sales of assets to (a) English Partnerships and (b) from one Government Department or public sector body to another are included in Table B21 of...

      English Partnerships: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether sales of assets by English Partnerships are included in Table B21 of his pre-Budget report.

      EU Legislation Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report produced to date as part of the Davidson review of implementation of EU legislation were (a) printed and (b)...

      Gila Sacks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) remit and (b) salary is of his special adviser Gila Sacks; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Research Funding Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report produced as part of the Cooksey review were (a) printed and (b) distributed; (2) which companies were involved in...

      Home Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proposals he has to encourage home working.

      Identity Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of staff in his Department worked to support Sir James Crosby's Public-Private Forum on identity management as at 8 February 2007; and what...

      Intellectual Property Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report produced as part of the Gowers review of intellectual property were (a) printed and (b) distributed; (2) which...

      International Assistance: Primary Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contribution the UK is making to the goal of every child receiving a primary education.

      Land Use Planning Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report produced as part of the Barker review of land use planning were (a) printed and (b) distributed; (2) which companies...

      Local Government Finance Funding Changes Independent Inquiry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report produced to date as part of the Lyons inquiry into local government were (a) printed and (b) distributed; (2) which...

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2007, Official Report, column 1032W, on ministerial visits, for what reason he will not publish the cost of the visit...

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) highest and (b) lowest daily balance of the National Insurance Fund was in each of the last 10 financial years; and what percentage of the...

      Reviews: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much Lord Sainsbury is being paid to conduct his review of science and innovation policies; (2) how much Sir James Crosby is being paid to...

      Leitch Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many copies of each report produced as part of the Leitch review of skills were (a) printed and (b) distributed; (2) which companies were...

      Eddington Report

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) commissioning and development, (b) publishing and printing, (c) distribution and (d) other media costs were for the Eddington...

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of VAT lost to the Treasury annually through UK companies selling CD and DVDs via the internet from the Channel Islands.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many coroners there were in England and Wales in each year since 2001, broken down by district; and if she will make a...

    • Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate her Department has made of the percentage of coroners' inquests which are attended by a pathologist; and if she...

      Departments: Retirement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many employees from her Department were asked to retire upon reaching 65 years of age as a result of the Department's...

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the implementation of new measures to promote service voting.

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of people prevented from voting in a polling station due to postal vote fraud in the...

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether her Department collects information from local authority returning officers on (a) irregularities with postal votes...

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many electoral petitions have been submitted since 1 January 2007, and what the details are of each case in respect of...

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what steps the Government are taking to tackle electoral fraud; and if she will make a statement.

      Judiciary: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many of the Judicial Appointments Commission staff are secondees from her Department.

      Middlesex Guildhall

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will place in the Library a copy of the representations made by English Heritage to Westminster city council on the...

      Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs why her Department discontinued the Operation Payback campaign to tackle offenders who do not pay fines.

      Voting Rights: Prisoners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the voting rights of convicted prisoners in Scotland in UK parliamentary elections following...

  • Home Department

    • Bokhari Family

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Bokhari family of Grimsby received a home visit to assess their medical needs before the recent early morning immigration...

    • British Citizens: Convictions Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what procedures (a) are in place at the Serious Organised Crime Agency and (b) were in place at its predecessor organisations to...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of distraction burglaries that are reported to the police; and what proportion of reported...

      Community Policing: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crime wardens are working with Merseyside police within the boundary of Liverpool city council who are funded by (a) Home Office...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to ensure that funding from the Victims Fund is made available to develop restorative justice services for those victims who...

      Departmental Fixed Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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)...

      Departments: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many items of furniture were (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each year since 1997; and what the value was of those items...

      Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether staff satisfaction surveys are carried out at the (a) core Home Office, (b) Immigration and Nationality Directorate and (c)...

      Deportation: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) target and (b) average time taken was in the past 12 months for consideration of an application for revocation of a...

      Deportation: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis is for the assessment of the Immigration Service that asylum seekers returned to Kinshasa will not be at risk of...

      Deportation: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has chartered a flight to return a group of asylum seekers to Kinshasa on 26 February 2007.

      Deportation: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued in the last five years relating to the deportation to Somalia of Somali nationals convicted of a...

      Deportation: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Somali nationals convicted of a crime in the UK were deported to Somalia in (a) the last three months, (b) the last six months and...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of incidents of domestic violence reported to the police involved (a) male, (b) female and (c) child victims...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many domestic violence co-ordinators there were in each (a) local authority area and (b) police authority area in each of the last five...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who had their initial application for asylum refused were subsequently granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK in...

      Harmondsworth Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the private contractor running Harmondsworth Immigration Detention Centre will reimburse his Department for the costs of handling...

      Identity and Passport Service: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) contracts entered into with consultants and (b) fees paid to consultants by the Identity and Passport Service in the...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of human trafficking were notified to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate in each of the last five years; and in how...

      Immigration and Nationality Directorate: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library copies of all internal memoranda he sent to the Immigration and Nationality Directorate between 15 January...

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department at what locations foreign nationals will be entitled to register their biometric information for a biometric immigration document.

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what biometric information he will require from foreign nationals registering for a biometric immigration document.

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what fee he plans to charge for foreign nationals to register for a biometric immigration document; and whether fees will recover the full...

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of registering foreign nationals already resident in the UK for a biometric immigration document.

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what deadline he plans to set for the registering of foreign nationals for a biometric immigration document.

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether information held for the purposes of a biometric immigration document will be destroyed if the individual (a) leaves the UK and (b)...

      Immigration: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people held in the UK on immigration warrants are resident at (a) detention centres and (b) prisons.

      Immigration: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people subject to immigration control died in custody in each of the last 10 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will answer the letter to him of 25 January 2007 from the hon. Member for Castle Point.

      National Offender Management Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the proposed division of assets in respect of the national offender management trusts will be; and whether the proposed trusts will be...

      National Offender Management Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library summaries of the principal responses to his Department's consultation on the creation of national offender...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pension arrangements for chief officers in the Probation Service are; and what plans he has for the future of such arrangements...

      North Sea Camp Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what capital expenditure there was on North Sea Camp Prison, Lincolnshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Offenders: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Irish nationals have (a) applied for and (b) been granted revocation of a Deportation Order under Immigration and Nationality...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the Identity and Passport Service's marketing plan for the Passport Validation Service.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the service level agreements of the Identity and Passport Service's Passport Validation Service.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations are (a) accredited to use the Passport Validation Service and (b) in the process of becoming accredited.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Identity and Passport Service produces fictional passports for use by the creative industries.

      Passports: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information can be accessed by an employee of the Identity and Passport Service in the course of conducting a Passport Validation...

      Passports: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what databases are accessed in the process of a personal identity project biographical footprint search.

      Passports: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Personal Identity Process (PIP) biographic footprint checks are carried out by all passport application offices; and when the PIP was...

      Pentonville Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by the inquiry into staff conduct at HM Prison Pentonville.

      Pentonville Prison: Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes were made at Pentonville Prison to increase the certified normal accommodation capacity by 116 places.

      Pentonville Prison: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps were taken by the Professional Standards Unit within the service in relation to staff conduct at HM Prison Pentonville.

      Pentonville Prison: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether issues of professional standards in relation to the conduct of staff at HM Prison Pentonville arising from the recent investigation...

      Police Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners were housed in police cells on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those sentenced in criminal courts in England and Wales received immediate custodial sentences in each of the last five years for...

      Prison Service: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policy guidelines have been issued by his Department to the Prison Service on sickness and absence; and what the average number of days...

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps the Prison Service Management Board has taken to prevent prison staff corruption; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will publish the recommendations of the joint study by HM Prison Service and the Metropolitan Police Service on preventing corruption...

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who is responsible within HM Prison Service for anti-corruption policy development and practice; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what anti-corruption training is provided to employees of HM Prison Service; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action he is taking to encourage joint working between police and HM Prison Service to prevent corruption within prison establishments;...

      Prison Service: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms exist to ensure that resources available to HM Prison Service to address problems of staff corruption are allocated...

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met the director-general of the Prison Service to discuss the staffing of the Prison Service.

      Prison Service: Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information he holds on the political affiliations of prison staff; what regulations govern the membership of political and other...

      Prison Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the merits of the regulation of professional standards within HM Prison Service (a) centrally and (b)...

      Prison Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) roles and (b) responsibilities are of HM Prison Service Professional Standards Unit intelligence section; and if he will make...

      Prison Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are appointed within HM Prison Service with dedicated responsibility for professional standards issues; what training and...

      Prison Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to provide independent investigative quality control for investigations into professional standards amongst...

      Prison Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the anti-corruption hotline within HM Prison Service in contributing to the tackling of...

      Prison Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what processes and procedures are employed by those conducting professional standards inquiries in HM Prison Service when interviewing...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the main stages are in the process of prisoner categorisation; what changes were made to the process in the last two years; and if he...

      Prisoners: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are subject to deportation proceedings.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals prisoners in prisons were (a) aged over 65 and (b) classified as mentally disordered as at 1 December 2006.

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners were being detained as at 31 December 2006 for immigration purposes at prison establishments beyond their release...

      Prisoners: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners whose automatic release date has already passed were detained in (a) prison service accommodation and...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents involving (a) unlocked doors and (b) stolen keys were reported at each prison in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people underwent drug detoxification in prison in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners there are in each prison in Lancashire; and what the operational capacity of each prison is.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which (a) prisons, (b) young offenders institutions and (c) other custodial units in the UK are run by private companies; how much...

      Prisons: Staff Searches

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of staff searches as a counter trafficking tool in HM Prison Service; whether he plans to...

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role is played by HM Prison Service Professional Standards Unit investigation support section in investigations into professional...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Probation Risk Screening Tool utilised by the probation service in the courts will be available to assist with the preparation of...

      Probation Service: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Probation Service staff under investigation for serious further offences have a right to union representation.

      Probation: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether probation boards have a legal duty (a) to contract out probation work to other bodies and (b) to cooperate with (i) prisons, (ii)...

      Probation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what additional funding and resources have been provided to the Probation Service following the increase of non-custodial sentences...

      Probation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to merge NOMS Probation Standards with the Probation National Standards.

      Probation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the consistency between the National Standards for Probation issued by the National Offender Management...

      Sadiq Mohammed

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action is being taken by his Department to withdraw the passport of Sadiq Mohammed.

      Sibtain Bokhari

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a case manager (a) advised on and (b) managed the asylum application of Mr. Sibtain Bokhari and his family.

      Wandsworth Prison: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who was responsible for authorising the bonus payments for staff made as a consequence of the performance test bid at HM Prison Wandsworth;...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for citizens of (a) Africa, (b) Latin America, (c) South Asia and (d) East Asia in each year since 1997.

      Work Permits: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national medical students have had (a) to apply for and (b) to renew their visas or work permits after the completion of...

      Work Permits: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of non-EEA foreign nationals who will be granted a work permit (a) to work as a doctor in the NHS...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to Question 117755, on immigration, tabled by the hon. Member for Newbury for answer on 30 January.

      Young Offenders: Foreign Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners aged under 18 were in prisons in England and Wales on 1 December 2006.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Development: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to ensure that consideration of child welfare issues is made when evaluating the benefits of...

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what media evaluation reports her Department has produced on council tax in the last 12 months.

      Council Tax: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been produced for local authorities on the use of personal information held for collecting and administering...

      Housing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of defining zero carbon housing as a lifetime carbon measurement.

      Housing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions Ministers in her Department have had with colleagues in the (a) Department for Trade and Industry and (b)...

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many elected mayors there are in England; and where they are located.

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the impact of elected mayors.

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether there are plans to increase the number of elected mayors in towns and cities.

      Local Government Finance: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government why the Lyons Inquiry into Local Government Funding is included in the list of Government websites to be closed.

      Local Government Services: Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to publish the working paper on developing the local government leisure services market.

      Race Relations Act 1976

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which groups are (a) defined and (b) awaiting determination as (i) racial and (ii) ethnic groups under the Race Relations Act...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will encourage local authorities seeking unitary status to consult local people in a referendum.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Low Carbon Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make it the policy of the Government to promote the installation of low carbon flexible electric heating systems in (a) private...

  • Minister for Women

    • Prostitution: Drugs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps she is taking with Ministers in the Department of Health and the Home Office to help prostitutes overcome drug addictions.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Coordination: EC Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff are employed in her European Secretariat; and what mechanisms are in place for liaison between the Secretariat and officials...

    • Departments: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what items were covered by the 18(b) Intra-Government Balances as referred to on page 54 of the Cabinet Office's Resource Accounts 2005-06.

      Departments: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2007, Official Report, column 876W, on the budget, what activities are covered under the budget headings...

      Departments: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how the donated asset reserve of her Department was reduced, as referred to on page 58 of her Department's latest annual resource accounts.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 6 February 2007, Official Report, column 876W, on advertising, how much of the sum was spent on (a) advertorials and...

      Departments: Official Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by her Department on (a) travel and (b) accommodation (i) within the UK and (ii) abroad in 2005-06.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what criteria were used to assess the websites reviewed as part of the transformational government strategy; how many such websites have been...

      Electronic Records Management

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what public expenditure was on the Exchange Rate Mechanism project in 2005-06, broken down by main budget heading.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many participants in the recent recruitment drive in Nuneaton on 4 and 5 November 2006 expressed an interest in joining the armed forces; (2)...

    • Armed Forces: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans there are for military personnel to fight fires in the event of a fire strike.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military personnel are being treated in civilian hospitals.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the policy to treat military patients in the NHS began.

      Armed Forces: Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many horses are stabled at the Army's expense but not owned by them; and what the total annual cost of keeping them is; (2) how many horses...

      Armed Forces: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for introducing flame retardant clothing to all operational (a) RAF, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Army Air Corps air crews.

      Armed Forces: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what extra security has been provided at regional airports used for troop movements by charter flights; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will review the adequacy of the welfare benefits of Commonwealth citizens serving in the UK armed forces, with particular reference to free...

      Army: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many suicides there have been in the British Army since 2001.

      Army: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what police checks are carried out on army recruits from Commonwealth countries; (2) if he will establish background police checks on army...

      Challenger Tanks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Challenger 2 main battle tanks he expects to be operable and in service in February 2008; (2) how many Challenger 2 main battle tanks are...

      Defence Export Services Organisation: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff are employed by the Defence Export Services Organisation; and what its budget is for 2006-07.

      Departments: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what items valued at above £100 were reported as stolen from his Department's buildings or premises in the last 12 months.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans are there to replace the Target Acquisition Designation Sight/Pilot Night Vision Sensor system on the Apache helicopters.

      Identification Friend Foe Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British land forces are dependent on (a) orange panels and (b) other eye dependent systems for combat identification in any land theatre.

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether armed forces personnel in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan under mortar or rocket attack may retaliate; whether they are provided with any means of...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) troops and (b) military vehicles there are in (i) Basra and (ii) Southern Helmand, broken down by type.

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the British armed forces have been killed in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan while engaged in the operation or recovery of unmanned...

      Military Bases: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what progress he has made towards ceasing the storage and distribution operations at the military base in Stafford; and what alternative uses he...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any special agreements or other arrangements under the provisions of Article 3 of the Convention on International Civil Aviation have been made...

      Territorial Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of raising the upper age limit for people applying to the Territorial Army.

      Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make estimate the cost of equipping a member of the (a) Line Regiment, (b) Guards Division and (c) Horse Guard with their full equipment.

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of personnel in (a) the Royal Air Force and (b) the Army worked excessive hours in each year since 2001.

  • Health

    • Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to treat autism in (a) England and (b) Coventry.

    • Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish her Department's emergency response plan in the event of a H5N1-related outbreak of influenza among humans.

      Clear Communications Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts hold contracts with Clear Communications Consultants Ltd.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what obligations are placed on primary care trusts to recommission units of dental activity from their departmental allocation resulting from dentists not...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what freedom primary care trusts have to change contract values for dentists who are not meeting the unit of dental activity target they have been set.

      Dental Services: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) dentists and (b) patients were registered in Hemel Hempstead constituency in each year since 1997.

      Dental Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are in (a) Sittingbourne and (b) Sheppey.

      Dental Services: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what total amount has been spent in Craven Harrogate and rural district primary care trust on NHS dentistry since the introduction of the new NHS...

      Diabetes: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people with diabetes have (a) been offered and (b) received retinopathy screening; what targets her Department has for diabetic...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England and Wales were in treatment in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005 and (d) 2006 under pooled treatment budget allocations for drug...

      Foster Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how she is responding to the concerns expressed by professional bodies about proposals in the Foster Review to regulate statutorily the non-medical...

      Health Services: Northern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from clinicians in (a) Lancashire and (b) Cumbria on the possibility of a contract for capture, assess, treat and...

      Hospitals: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how often (a) she and (b) other Ministers from her Department have met chief executives of strategic health authorities in the last 12 months; and on...

      Infection Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many press releases her Department issued on infection control in each month since January 2004.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the consequences for public health of entry into the UK of a person carrying a virulent influenza strain that is...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the preparedness of (a) countries where humans have died from infection with avian influenza for the consequences of...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department has issued on administering the tamiflu anti-viral drug to (a) poultry workers, (b) farm workers and (c) workers in other...

      Junior Doctors: Career Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has consulted (a) the British Medical Association and (b) its junior doctor representatives on the service implications of moving to a...

      Ministerial Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions in each year since 1997 a Minister in her Department has had duties removed to avoid a potential conflict of interest under section...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library the memo written by the Director of Health Protection, Liz Woodeson, in October 2006 on Government targets to combat...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on new strains of MRSA in the NHS; what steps her Department is taking to prevent such strains; and if she will make...

      NHS Trust Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what her policy is on the re-engagement by an NHS Trust of an individual who has recently received a six-figure redundancy payment from another NHS...

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS walk-in centres have closed since 2000.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the level of overspend was by NHS Trusts in the latest period for which figures are available.

      NHS: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) her Department and (b) NHS Identity has spent on licensing fonts since 1997.

      Ophthalmology: Voucher Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she intends to extend the voucher scheme for the free issue of low vision aids by dispensing opticians.

      Patients Forums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a statutory requirement exists to enforce communications between NHS trusts and patients' forums.

      Physiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the employment prospects for newly qualified physiotherapists in 2007 and 2008.

      Retirement Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2007, Official Report, column 1756W, on retirement age, if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to be...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis were reported (a) in England, (b) the area covered by the East Kent Hospitals Trust and (c) at the Queen Elizabeth Queen...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will answer the questions tabled by the hon. Member for Cleveland on 16 January 2007, on radioactive hospital waste, references (a) 117208 and...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: City of Derry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to complete the plan to lengthen the Derry City Airport runway; and when the Government of the Republic of Ireland first offered to share the cost...

    • Animal Welfare: Wild Birds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they propose to take to safeguard the north shore of Strangford Lough for migratory birds, especially Brent geese.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that, apart from exceptional circumstances requiring immediate action when it is proposed to commit the United Kingdom to direct...

      Autism: Middletown Initiative

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many miles from the nearest three (a) universities, and (b) teacher training colleges the proposed Middletown autism initiative is sited.

      Census: Religion

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ask the Office for National Statistics to consider a two-stage question on religion for the 2011 census, similar to the one used in Scotland at...

      Department of Health: Arm's-length Bodies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which bodies were considered by the Department of Health arm's-length body review; which of these bodies existed in 1997; and which of these bodies are expected to...

      Health and Safety Executive: Furniture

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has a notice in its meeting rooms warning of the risks of moving furniture and requesting 48 hours' notice before...

      Health and Safety: Workplace Accidents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the accident rate for workplace accidents per 100,000 people in 2005-06 in relation to (a) each industry subject to the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases...

      Health and Safety: Workplace Accidents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether HSE guidelines on workplace risks place an onus on workers to take reasonable care of themselves.

      Health: Therapy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that therapy is available, particularly for the elderly, following hospital treatment.

      Housing: Mobile Homes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will bring forward amendments to the Mobile Homes Act 1983 to eliminate the incompatibility of the present arrangements with the European Convention on...

      Iraq: Militias

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have been consulted by the United States authorities in Baghdad on what response should be given by the allied coalition to the offer of negotiations...

      Iraq: Smuggling of Explosives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Government of Iraq have provided the Government with an update on their initiatives to press Iran to cut off links with armed groups operating in Iraq,...

      Lebanon: Reconstruction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much money pledged by the Government and their international partners for reconstruction in Lebanon has so far been made available; how much has been spent;...

      NHS: GP Earnings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: By how much the increase in earnings of general practitioners from the National Health Service over the past three years has increased the capital value of their...

      Planning: Canatxx and Byley

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why there was a delay in the ministerial decisions following the planning inquiries in respect of Canatxx and Byley.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many complaints have been made by members of the public or serving police officers against the Office of the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland since the...

      Trade

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What special measures they will take to reduce the United Kingdom trade deficit of £56 billion in 2006.

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