Written answers

Friday, 9 March 2007

  • Transport

    • A50: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of when the concrete surface of the A50 Doveridge bypass will (a) reach end-of-life and (b) be resurfaced; and what the...

    • A50: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimated traffic volumes were used in the planning stage of the A50 Doveridge bypass; what the volume is for the A50 Doveridge bypass; and...

      Departments: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what strategy he has put in place for (a) the use of renewable energy and (b) meeting energy targets in his Department's buildings; and if he will...

      Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the (a) merits and (b) potential effect on the incidence of road (i) injuries and (ii) deaths of introducing a...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of new arrivals to the UK applied for a British driving licence in the required time period in each of the last 10 years; and how his...

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to his answer of 27 February 2007, Official Report, columns 1245-46W, on Heathrow Airport: noise, if he will break down the figures for the...

      Highways Agency: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average cost of a Highways Agency traffic officer patrol car was in the last 12 months.

      M6: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the internal review document of safety options for the maintenance work which is being carried out at junction 9 of the M6 motorway.

      Motor Vehicles: Petrol Alternatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice he makes available to businesses wishing to switch their vehicle fleet to a more environmentally-friendly fuel source.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the implications of the staging of the 2012 Olympics for decisions on the extension of c2c's franchise beyond 2011.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the traffic volume is for each concrete stretch of the national trunk road network.

      Road Traffic: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of car journeys (a) made in each of the last five years and (b) which he expects to be made in each of the...

  • Treasury

    • Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the Child Trust Fund accounts administered by HM Revenue and Customs have received additional payments of £250.

    • Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of parents have made additional payments to their Child Trust Fund accounts.

      Childbirth: Lancashire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many births there were in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on that Department's contingent liabilities for provisions...

      Departmental Staff

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

      Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 475W, what the cost was of each helicopter flight he took within the UK on official...

      Departments: Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2007, Official Report, column 837W, on the staff handbook, if he will place a CD-Rom of the current version of the...

      Departments: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what foreign visits he has planned; (2) if he will list the foreign visits he has made on official business in each year since 1997.

      Excise Duties: Biofuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of increasing the discount on excise duty on biodiesel to (a) 25 pence and (b) 30 pence during the...

      Life Expectancy: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what life expectancy for (a) males and (b) females was in each parliamentary constituency in Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997; and if he will make a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the hon. Member for North East Bedfordshire's letters of 30 October 2006 and 18 December 2006 on biofuels.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people have paid voluntary national insurance contributions for the 2004-05 tax year.

      Official Visits: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer where he stayed overnight on his official visit to Washington in April 2006.

      Suicide: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many suicides there were among (a) children and (b) children under the age of 13 in each of the last 10 years in (i) the United Kingdom and (ii)...

      Teenage Pregnancy: East Sussex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of teenage pregnancy in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex was in each year since 1997.

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost to the public purse was of producing the anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist finance strategy announced on 28 February.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated administrative yearly cost to the Valuation Office Agency is of introducing and administering Planning Gain Supplement.

      Venture Capital

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals for a regulatory code governing the activities of private equity companies.

      Venture Capital

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the transparency of the financial reporting procedures of private equity groups.

      Youth Volunteering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he attended in an official capacity the launch party for the charity on youth volunteering 'v' on 8 May.

  • Education and Skills

    • English Language: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of expenditure on further education, adult learning and skills and lifelong learning was spent on English for speakers of...

    • English Language: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on English for Speakers of Other Languages lessons for (a) immigrants and (b) asylum seekers in each year between 1997...

      Gershon Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent by his Department and its associated public bodies on achieving Gershon efficiency savings; whether these costs are...

      Graduates: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of university graduates from Lancashire were employed full-time within two years of leaving university in the last year for...

      Learning Disability: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what amount was spent per capita on students with learning difficulties in each of the last five years.

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the occupancy rates for places in day nurseries were in each year since 2001, broken down by (a) private, voluntary and independent...

      Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many day nurseries have (a) closed and (b) opened since 2003, broken down by (i) private, voluntary and independent and (ii)...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects to answer questions (a) 108839, on GCSEs, tabled on 7 December 2006, (b) (i) 112807 and (ii) 112766, on the study of...

      Young People: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many 16 year olds were recorded as homeless in (a) the UK and (b) Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Child Care

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what follow-up studies he has commissioned on the effectiveness and acceptability of the child care voucher...

    • Child Care

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what discussions the House authorities have had with Government offices located near to the House about...

      Paper

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what volume of paper waste was generated on the House of Commons estate in each of the last five years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what fine the European Commission has imposed on the Government due to its failure to pay the 2005 single farm payments; and...

    • Air Pollution: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage reductions in non-carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions from air travel.

      Biofuels: Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the Government's five per cent. biofuel target is met by domestic...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Community Energy programme in reducing carbon emissions; and if he...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what publicly-funded programmes are available to help install energy efficiency measures in households that are not connected...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households not connected to the mains supply were helped with energy efficiency measures through (a) Warm Front and...

      Energy: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Electricity and Gas (Energy...

      Environmental: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department has plans to publish proposals on environmental technology and their employment potential; (2)...

      Flood Control: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency plans have been drawn up in the event of flooding in Eastbourne.

      Groundwater Regulations 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Groundwater Regulations 1998 to...

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence his Department has collected on the condition of unadopted sewers in England.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2007, Official Report, column 618W, on the Warm Front scheme, (1) which organisations...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints his Department has received about contractors employed by Eaga Partnership to undertake work for the Warm...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Honours

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the reasons were for the Attorney-General's intervention at court in relation to the current police investigation into honours; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health

    • Accidental Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent to reduce death rates from accidents since 1997; and what the rate was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

    • Alcohol Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the health impact on young people of the increase in under 18 consumption of alcohol.

      Community Nurses: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been referred to district and community nurses in Shropshire in each year since 1997.

      Dental Services: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many units of dental activity were contracted for in each of the last three years in Leeds.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cervical smears have been undertaken in the East Kent and Coastal Primary Care Trust (PCT) and its previous incarnations in each year since 2004;...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of progress by NHS organisations in rolling out the new screening procedure for cervical cancer.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 November 2006, Official Report, columns 1269-70W, on community hospitals, what the outcome of her Department's assessment of...

      Community Hospitals: Malvern

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the future of the proposed new community hospital in Malvern.

      Departments: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress her Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within her Department's responsibility...

      Diabetes: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to minimise risks during pregnancy for women with diabetes.

      Drinking Water: Public Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the availability of fresh drinking water in public places; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library copies of the accounts for the (a) West Cumberland hospital, Whitehaven, and (b) the Cumberland infirmary, Carlisle,...

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on services commissioned at the (a) West Cumberland hospital, Whitehaven, (b) Cumberland Infirmary, Carlisle, and (c) Cumberland...

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial allocations were for the Cumbria primary care trust and its predecessors in each year since 1997.

      Hepatitis: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of hepatitis C there were in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to publish an updated contingency plan on pandemic influenza.

      Influenza: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 49W, on influenza: disease control, whether the World Health Organisation was...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements her Department has made to retain pharmaceutical production facilities in (a) the UK and (b) elsewhere to make a post-pandemic...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was of the statement made by the Minister of State with responsibility for delivery and quality on 14 December 2006, Official...

      Macular Degeneration: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to refer the drug Avastin for use on age-related macular degeneration for appraisal by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      NHS Confederation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding the Government provided to the NHS Confederation in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS Treatment Centres: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost is of converting to clinical assessment, treatment and support centres premises in (a) Whitegate Drive Primary Care Centre, FY3,...

      Health Services: Northern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the projected (a) capital and (b) revenue costs of the clinical assessment treatment and support services in (i) Cumbria...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the amount of public dividend capital is for each (a) acute hospital trust, (b) primary care trust and (c) mental health trust.

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private finance initiative health projects have been cancelled in each year since 1997.

      North London Breast Screening Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the problem was which was identified on the routine audit of the North London Breast Screening Service and which resulted in its suspension; how long...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies for nurses there are in the NHS, broken down by region.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people had graduated from nursing courses and not completed a preceptorship one year after their graduation in each of the last three...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the Government on media advertisements and promotional activities seeking to attract people to nursing in each of the last three years.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many consultant nurses there were in each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust in each year since 1997; (2) when the first...

      Primary Care Trusts: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost has been of redundancy packages to the Durham primary care trust (PCT) arising from the merger of PCTs in the county of Durham.

      Primary Care Trusts: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the primary care trusts in London which have chairmen appointed on a temporary basis.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the extent of the under-reporting of skin cancer cases; and what estimate she has made of the actual figure for such cases.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the potential annual cost of treating skin cancer by 2022.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what operations are being undertaken by British troops (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.

    • Armed Forces: Heatstroke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what steps have been taken to minimise the number of heat-related casualties in the armed forces deployed on operations; (2) what measures are...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has received from Annington Homes, under the profit-sharing scheme, from the proceeds of sales of former Ministry of Defence (a)...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the television recruitment campaigns for (a) regulars and (b) reserves in all services which his Department has produced since January 2006.

      Armed Forces: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 314W, on Armed Forces: Security, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Committees: Ministerial Attendance

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

      Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of monitoring the time spent processing requests for information under the Freedom of Information...

      Departments: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) nursery and crèche places and (b) other facilities are provided for the children of employees of his Department in London.

      Departments: PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of his Department's budget will be taken up by private finance initiative commitments in each of the next 10 years, assuming that the...

      Departments: PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of his Department's budget was taken up by private finance initiative commitments in each of the last 10 years for which information is...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of soldiers serving with UK forces from each country of the Commonwealth in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      MOD Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1046W, on the MOD Police, what the reason is for the level of reduction in the...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what average percentage of Royal Navy personnel was away at sea at any one time in the last period for which figures are available.

      Navy: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his strategy is for bringing the Royal Navy Reserve up to strength.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the questions submitted by the public as part of his online question and answer session on 17 January were on the UK's nuclear weapons; and...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1046W, on nuclear weapons, if he will make available copies of each of the written...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects of exploding a (a) 0.5 KT, (b) 100 KT and (c) 500 KT nuclear warhead launched from a Trident submarine on...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the responses he has received to the consultation on the proposed replacement for Trident.

      Royal Naval Hospital Haslar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what name the Royal Hospital Haslar will be known after 1 April 2007.

      Urgent Operational Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2007, Official Report, column 963W, on urgent operational requirements, what plans he has to review the system for...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects to reply substantively to question 109277, on destroyer and frigate availability, tabled by the hon. Member for New Forest, East...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether HMS Albion is scheduled to be placed in extended readiness; and if he will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departments: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) nursery and crèche places and (b) other facilities are provided for the children of employees of her Department...

    • Homelessness: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding (a) Eastbourne council and (b) voluntary sector organisations in Eastbourne have received from the Homelessness...

      Homelessness: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless people there were in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

      Local Government: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans she has to consult the residents of Somerset before making a decision on local government reorganisation in the...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will make a statement on UK policy on re-exporting arms.

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what proportion of UK arms imports were subsequently re-exported in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Arms Trade: Balkans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many of the assault rifles imported from Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia in 2005 were subsequently re-exported; and how many were destroyed.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what consideration he is giving to electric heating as part of requirements to reduce the carbon footprint of new buildings.

      Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the implementation of the recommendations of the report of the Committee on...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recommendations of the Foresight Energy Panel on the development of low carbon communities have been (a) accepted, (b) rejected and...

      Venture Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to monitor the activities of private equity companies and to assess their impact on the economy.

      Wind Power: Berwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been provided in subsidies under the (a) renewables obligation and (b) Clearskies scheme to support the establishment of (i)...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how expenditure through the National Development plan of the Republic of Ireland on public sector projects in Northern Ireland will be accounted...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Television Licences: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many university students in Lancashire living in halls of residence were fined for not paying their television licence in each...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Welfare: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Lancashire were imprisoned for animal abuse in each of the last five years.

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to (a) support victims of childhood sexual abuse in reporting abuse, (b) provide advice and assistance during...

      Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes there were in each year since 2001 in each local authority area; and...

      Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes were attached to court sentences in each year since 2001, broken down by local...

      Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programmes (ISSP) there were in each year since 2001; and how many resulted in...

      Intensive Supervision and Surveillance Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many intensive supervision and surveillance programmes (ISSP) were attached to court sentences for (a) community rehabilitation orders,...

      Lincoln Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 February 2007, Official Report, column 117W, on Lincoln prison, whether any written records are held by the...

      Police: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations apply to policing operations in non-military areas carried out by the Ministry of Defence Police and the Royal Military...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what projection he has made of the prison population on 31 July 2007.

      Prisoners: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of the (a) male and (b) female prison population had dependent children in each year since 1997.

      Prisoners: Mental Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners are awaiting transfer to secure mental hospital accommodation.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the effect of increased expenditure on criminal justice on rates of...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prisoners paid compensation to victims while incarcerated in each of the last five years.

      Secure Accommodation: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the future required population capacity of (a) secure children's homes, (b) secure training...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance the Probation Service gives to hostels for sex offenders on forging links with the local community; and if he will make a...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders on licence were recalled to prison (a) after committing a further crime and (b) without committing a further crime...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many custodial sentences in accordance with (a) section 226, (b) section 90/91 and (c) section 228 of the Criminal Justice Act 2003...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what measures the Government has put in place to ensure adequate infrastructure and staffing for each coroner's service over...

    • Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will include in the forthcoming legislation on coroners' courts and inquests provision for medical support or other...

      Coroners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will legislate to provide for the integration of the coroner and death registration services recommended in the Luce...

      Coroners: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the results were of the pilot schemes conducted in Essex early in 2005 into the possible effects of medical examiners...

      Courts: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the (a) extent of and (b) reasons for the difficulties in finding secure court accommodation...

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average jail term is for people imprisoned for electoral fraud in the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs (1) what responsibility local authorities have to ensure that residents register to vote; (2) what action local authorities...

      Petitions: Electronic Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential use of e-petitioning across Whitehall departments.

      Voting Methods: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether any pilot schemes for innovative forms of voting will be undertaken at the local elections to be held on 3rd May 2007.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Support Agency: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many face-to-face customer interviews were conducted by staff at the Child Support Agency in each of the last five years.

    • Child Support Agency: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings Ministers have held with Child Support Agency (CSA) staff to discuss CSA redesign; and if he will place in the Library the...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 43-44WS, on the spring supplementary estimates,...

      Departments: Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many trips by Eurostar were undertaken by staff in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what total cost.

      New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which of the four options in the new deal for young people (NDYP) has been the most effective in helping secure jobs for NDYP participants.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the cost of implementing the Ombudsman's March 2006 recommendations on the compensation of employees suffering pension shortfalls has been...

      Pensions: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumptions underlay the estimate of the number of women likely to participate in personal accounts in the report The Gender Impact of...

      State Retirement Pensions: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations he has received in the last three years from the Governments of (a) Canada and (b) Australia on the uprating of the...

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