Written answers

Monday, 12 March 2007

  • International Development

    • European Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds were committed by his Department to (a) European Development Fund (EDF) 7, (b) 8, (c) 9, and (d) 10; and what commitment...

    • Namibia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps have been taken by his Department to twin individual Namibian schools with schools in the United Kingdom.

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's spending on educational programmes was in each year since 2000, broken down by country.

      Sudan: Returns

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution the UK will be making to the UN high commissioner for refugees appeal to help southern Sudanese refugees and...

      Sudan: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to assist the Government of Southern Sudan to develop the civil service there.

      Sumatra: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid he is making available to the survivors of the earthquake in Sumatra.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bats: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average cost per application of obtaining the expert advice required to support an...

    • Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the evidential basis is for the contention in the review of bird registration that whilst there is evidence that...

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the saker falcon will be subject to a fresh review by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee as a candidate for...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the costs of operating the Bird Registration Scheme under section 7 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 were in the...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what conclusions were drawn from (a) the Review of Bird Registration and CITES licensing fees in 1999 and (b) the review of...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimates have been made of the cost implications for enforcement and conservation agencies of the proposals contained...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there is a minimum infrastructure cost associated with running the Bird Registration scheme; and whether reducing the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken (a) to improve the training of veterinary surgeons undertaking TB testing and (b) to improve the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) beef cows and (b) dairy cows were compulsorily slaughtered because of bovine tuberculosis in (i) Great...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on Common Agricultural Policy subsidies and reform in favour of...

      Departments: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made in achieving gender equality in public appointments to bodies which fall within his...

      Departments: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2007, Official Report, column 1180W, on departments: orders and regulations, how many...

      Departments: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many video conferences have been held by his Department in each year since 2001.

      Dolphins: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dolphins were imported into the United Kingdom from Japan in each of the last 10 years.

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding he has made available to Natural England for the creation of (a) entry level and (b) higher level...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many agreements on the creation of (a) entry level and (b) higher level environmental stewardship schemes he expects...

      Fisheries: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the impact of EU Council regulation 41/2006, on thornback ray, on the fishing industry in Kent...

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has held with other Ministers on the sourcing of publicly procured food; and what proportion of...

      Forestry: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will advance the payment of support to those landowners who use their land for forestry for the purposes of developing...

      Greyhounds: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions has he had with (a) the Environment Agency and (b) other authorities on the exhumation of the bodies of...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what compensation or redress is available to those who have received unsatisfactory service under the Warm Front...

      Meat: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the percentage of imported foreign meat that was subsequently labelled as being British in...

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to protect the UK milk production sector from European competition.

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to consult on regulations under sections 54 and 56 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on the...

      River Thames: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area (SPA) Delivery Plan prevents...

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what length in miles of unadopted sewers there is in each region of England.

      Single Farm Payments: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have not received a single farm payment for 2006.

      Sugar Beet: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to help sugar beet farmers diversify their markets to use their crop for fuel production.

      Wood: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken by his Department to reduce imports of timber from Burma (a) to the UK and (b) to the EU.

  • Transport

    • A50: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the last five noise level readings were for the A50 Doveridge bypass; and when each was taken.

    • Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make available to the participants the minutes of the meeting held on 13 November 2006 between himself, the hon. Member for Richmond Park,...

      Departments: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many current passes to his Department have been allocated to employees of private companies.

      Level Crossings: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents occurred at railway level crossings in each of the last five years; and how many of those were due to (a) signal failure and (b)...

      M5: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the accident rate is on the stretch of the M5 motorway between each of the junctions from 8 to 11A; what the average accident rate is on each...

      Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to require details of additives to petrol and diesel by refineries to be displayed to customers at the point of sale at petrol...

      Ports: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects a decision to be announced on the application for the post panamax terminal in the port of Liverpool.

      Roads: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the concreted trunk road network has had a quieter surface installed since July 2000; and which roads with concrete surfaces (a)...

      Safety Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) fatalities and (b) injuries sustained in road crashes where the failure to wear a seat belt was...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve short sea shipping in UK coastal waters.

      Shipping: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the European Commission Green Paper on maritime transport policy.

      Southern: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made in securing the early release by Southern of the class 319 trains for use on the Thameslink service; and if he will make a...

      Transport: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Disability Discrimination (Transport Vehicles)...

      Transport: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and the Use of...

      Transport: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing Directive 2002/15/EC, on the working time of persons...

      Transport: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Carriage of Dangerous Goods and Use of...

  • Wales

    • Big Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the effect on lottery funding for projects in Wales of the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Liaison Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will review the composition of the Liaison Committee.

    • Citizenship Education

      To ask the Leader of the House what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on how public understanding of the workings and processes of Parliament can be improved by citizenship...

      Communications Allowance

      To ask the Leader of the House what the estimated level of the new communications allowance is; and whether the incidental expenses provision allowance will be changed once the new communications...

      Members' Constituency Work

      To ask the Leader of the House how much hon. Members were allowed to spend on publicity, literature and communications to constituents in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2006-07.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parking Spaces

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many drivers have parking spaces at the Palace of Westminster allocated to them by the House authorities.

    • Lady Thatcher Statue

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many representations he has received about the statue of Lady Thatcher in Members' Lobby.

      Hospitality: Dining Rooms

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate the Commission has made of the cost to the public purse of providing hospitality via the Commons...

      House of Commons: St. George's Day

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what plans the House authorities have to celebrate St. George's Day.

      Portcullis House: Flags

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will place in the Library a copy of the health and safety report into the access to the flagpole on...

      Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the Commission spent on (a) acquisitions of office space, (b) refurbishment and (c) maintenance on...

  • Education and Skills

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of child care (a) places and (b) providers (i) opened and (ii) closed in each of the last five years for...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many childcare places for children under five were available in Warrington in each year since 1997.

      Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether it is the policy of his Department that the Key Stage 3 curriculum should be less knowledge based and more skills based.

      Departments: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) for which future projects his Department is considering a private finance initiative deal; what the estimated life time value is of...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Lancashire pupils were permanently excluded from (a) primary school and (b) secondary school in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many exclusions there were in each local education authority in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in English schools receive free fruit on a daily basis; what the annual cost is of this scheme; what estimate he has made...

      Schools: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assistance has been (a) requested by and (b) given to (i) the local education authority in Calderdale to support schools in special...

      Schools: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to support school sport in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.

      Schools: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex provide fruit for their pupils each day.

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the (a) risks and (b) consequences of doing nothing to the curriculum as part of the review of the...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1025W, on secondary education: curriculum, whether the supporting...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1025W, on secondary education: curriculum, when the Director of...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1025W, on secondary education: curriculum, how many consultation...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1025W, on secondary education: curriculum, what steps the...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many grants were awarded to organisations for the purpose of meeting the capital costs of acquiring property for proposed new Sure Start...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what measures are (a) in place and (b) planned to recover Sure Start grants from organisations that have failed to open child care centres...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance the Electoral Commission has given returning officers on removing from the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have applied for a postal vote in each Northern Ireland constituency for the forthcoming election to the Assembly; and how many...

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the account taken of costs of determining whether to seek to obtain an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) in...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects bowel screening to be available in the Province; and if he will make a statement.

      Demonstrations: Londonderry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what notification was given by the organisers of the parade that took place in Londonderry on Sunday 28 January 2007 to commemorate the events...

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Rayleigh, Official Report, column 1276W, on departmental equipment, whether the computers stolen...

      Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many whole-time equivalent educational psychologists are employed by each education and library board in the Province.

      Educational Psychology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pupils are being seen by educational psychologists in each education and library board area.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are registered to vote in each Northern Ireland constituency for the forthcoming election to the Assembly; and how many were...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what role the proposed Community Commissioning Associations (CCAs) will have in the new health structures; how membership of CCAs will be...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1719W, on hospitals: parking, what percentage of revenue raised from parking...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1719, on hospitals: parking charges, for what reason the private finance...

      Junior Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to limit the working hours of junior doctors in the Province; and what restrictions there are on the maximum periods...

      Knockbracken Health Care Park: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to reduce the number of acute mental health in-patient beds at Knockbracken Health Care Park.

      Knockbracken Health Care Park: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consultation with (a) patients, (b) carers and (c) health professionals has been conducted into proposals to reduce the number of acute...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision is available in the Province for treatment of wet age-related macular degeneration; and whether pegaptanib sodium injections may...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will take steps to ensure that the Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety provides funding to treat wet age-related...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans are in place to treat those with wet age-related macular degeneration in Northern Ireland with new treatments which have recently...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans there are to restructure acute mental health beds within the Eastern Health and Social Services Board area.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many clinical negligence cases are pending in each health trust in the Province; how many negligence cases have been made against each...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his estimate is of the funding required to cover clinical negligence costs in the Province in 2007-08.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Catholicism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects the 30 per cent. target for Roman Catholic representation in the Police Service of Northern Ireland envisaged under the Patten...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers are serving in the Police Service of Northern Ireland, broken down by ethnic origin.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff working for the Police Service of Northern Ireland are wholly employed on work connected...

      Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to increase respite care provision in Northern Ireland.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to assist thalidomide victims in the Province.

      Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many patients in each health trust area received (a) an ultrasound scan, (b) an X-ray and (c) a CT scan in each of the last five years;...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, question 111865, what differences there are between the Tempest and Mastiff vehicles, with regard to (a)...

    • Afghanistan: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will increase the number of (a) fixed wing and (b) rotary heavy lift aircraft deployed to Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what systems are in place to catalogue and account for medical records of British service personnel; (2) how many British service personnel's...

      Armed Forces: Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have suffered amputations as a result of wounds received on active service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Army: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers serving with the British Army in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan have passed an oral examination in the Pashto language.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings he has had with representatives of BAE Systems on the finalisation of a price for Astute boats two and three.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the workforce at the Atomic Weapons Establishment is expected to retire in the next five years.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much each of the armed services is contributing to the planned additional spending at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in each of the next five years.

      Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements he has made to destroy the stockpiles of cluster munition shells 155mm HE M483 in the second half of 2007, as stated in March 2006.

      Bombs: Operation Allied Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the RBL755 cluster bombs dropped during Operation Allied Force were dropped in (a) Kosovo, (b) Serbia, (c) Montenegro and (d) Albania.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision has been made to replace assets lost as a result of (a) damage and destruction during operations and (b) reduced service life due to...

      Departments: PFI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for which future projects his Department is considering a private finance initiative deal; what the estimated lifetime value of each potential contract...

      Departments: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many work permits were applied for by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.

      EH101 Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the original order was for Merlin Mark 1 helicopters; and how many were subsequently brought into service.

      HMS Grimsby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what he expects the total cost of repairs to HMS Grimsby to be; what her current status is; when he expects her to become operational; and if he will...

      Identification Friend Foe Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) RAF and (b) Army Air Corps aircraft and helicopters have been fitted with the Successor Identification Friend or Foe System; and what plans...

      Military Aid: Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department had with the Colombian Defence Minister during his recent visit on (a) UK and (b) EU support for Plan Colombia, part...

      Naval Bases: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what mechanisms ambulance cover is provided at (a) HM Naval Base Clyde and (b) HM Naval Base Raleigh.

      Naval Bases: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to change ambulance cover at HM Naval Base Raleigh.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the additional costs are of (a) maintaining and protecting continuous at sea deterrence and (b) keeping a submarine-based nuclear force without...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will delay a decision to replace Trident to allow time for a more thorough strategic analysis of the issues and for a wider public debate.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the replacement of Trident on the nuclear weapons proliferation regime.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual in-service cost of the UK's nuclear deterrent, including the Atomic Weapons Establishment, was in each year from 1998 to 2005,...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria were adopted in deciding the number of (a) warheads, (b) missiles and (c) submarine launch platforms required to provide for a minimum...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what factors were taken into account in identifying the United Kingdom's vital national interests in the White Paper on the future of the United...

      Submarines: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what policies are in place to ensure the maintenance of the manufacturing and skills base of the UK's submarine industry.

      Trident: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has requested the legal services of his Department to provide him with an assessment of whether any decision to replace (a) the Trident...

      Urgent Operational Requirements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2007, Official Report, column 963W, on urgent operational requirements, what records are kept of formal...

      Warships: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy warships of frigate destroyer size and above are deployed on operations; and what the maximum numbers deployed were in each year...

      Warships: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels were paid off in the last six months; and which Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels he expects to be paid off in the next...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy that all written questions on British nuclear weapons tabled for answer on or before 12 March will be answered with a...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Library

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people used the facilities of the British Library in 2005-06.

    • Olympic Games: Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department are employed on London 2012-related matters; and how many have private sector experience.

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions her Department has had with the footballing authorities on ticket pricing.

      Institute for Public Policy Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding the Countryside Agency has provided to the IPPR or IPPR Trading Ltd. in each year since May 1997; and what the purpose was...

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of lottery money was provided to (a) sports and (b) other community projects in each of the last five years.

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the amount of lottery money that will be provided to (a) the Olympics, (b) sports and (c) other...

      New Opportunities Fund: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total value of (a) awards and (b) payments made from the New Opportunities Fund for physical education and sport has been in...

      Olympic Delivery Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are employed in each division of the Olympic Delivery Authority; and how many have over five years' relevant experience...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the cost of providing Olympic standard shooting ranges at Woolwich.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library minutes of all meetings of the Budget and Revenues Sub-Groups set up to consider the advice provided by...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the opening Olympic and Paralympic ceremony is expected to cost.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the London Development Agency has spent on (a) acquiring and (b) mediating land on the Olympic Park; and what estimate she...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants and funding facilities Lancashire will be able to apply for in connection with the 2012 Olympics.

      Police: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Criminal Justice and Police Bill—Police...

      Princess of Wales: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by (a) her Department and (b) public bodies for which she is responsible on (i) security, (ii) cleaning, (iii)...

      Regeneration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of her Department's spending was devoted to (a) urban and (b) rural regeneration and redevelopment in (i) 2003-04,...

      Sport Action Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many sport action zones were planned in 1999-2000; how many were created in each year since then; how many are still operating; and...

      Sport Action Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the original budget was for sport action zones (SAZ) when they were announced in 1999-2000 for each of the 10 planned years of...

      Sports: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to tackle obesity through sport.

      Sports: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate she has made of the number of (a) sports and (b) sports coaches whose organisational bodies do not qualify for access to...

      Swimming Pools: South East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of which outdoor lidos in the South East Government Office area renaissance investment has been provided; and if she will...

      Television: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to reduce the impact of violence on television on children.

      Tourism: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists visited Lancashire in each of the last five years.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Royal Lancashire Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much has been granted by the North West Development Agency to the Royal Lancashire Society; and for what purpose.

    • Bankruptcy: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many local businesses in Lancashire went bankrupt in each of the last five years.

      British Telecom: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to ensure that Ofcom investigates British Telecom's decision to introduce a penalty charge for customers who do not pay...

      British Telecom: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received on BT's decision to impose a charge on customers who do not pay their bills by direct debit; and what...

      Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to tackle payment abuse in the construction industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Equipment: Indonesia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the level of Indonesia's debt to the Export Credits Guarantee Department is for guarantees issued for (a) goods in the defence sector as...

      Departmental Opinion Polls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what opinion polls of (a) his Department and (b) the public his Department has commissioned in the last two years; and what the (i) cost and...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total cost was of advertising positions in his Department in each year since 1997.

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many current security passes to enter his Department's premises have been issued to employees of BAE Systems; and if he will list the BAE...

      Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what expenditure is planned to be carried out in Pendle by his Department in the years up to 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with Ofcom on the impact on the Programming Making and Special Events sector of the Digital Dividend Review; which...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the likely impact of the Digital Dividend Review on...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to publish the Energy White Paper.

      Fruit: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to revise his Department's national pricing code of practice to include soft fruit and vegetables.

      Ippr

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what funding regional development agencies have provided via the Northern Way to (a) the IPPR and (b) IPPR Trading Ltd in each year since...

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the primary (a) imports and (b) exports are between the United Kingdom and (i) Montserrat, (ii) the Cayman Islands, (iii) the Turks and...

      Postal Services: Buses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the financial expenditure on post bus services was in each of the last five years; how many post buses there were in each of those years;...

      Radio Frequencies: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Wireless Telegraphy (Licence Charges) (Amendment)...

      Supermarkets: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Undertakings on Supermarket/Supplier Relations (Code...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the use of 087 and 0845 telephone numbers by businesses; and if he will instruct Ofcom to review the effect of...

      Telephones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what powers Ofcom has to restrict telephone companies' (a) prices and (b) payment charges.

      Telephones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many telephone operators in the UK have a Universal Service Obligation (USO); and what restrictions the USO places on the operator's...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which non-EU countries he has set as priorities for Ministers in his Department to visit to promote trade over the next 12 months.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which countries Ministers in his Department plan to visit on trade promotion visits between March 2007 and December 2007; which Ministers will...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2006, Official Report, column 1503W, when she expects the UK-Afghanistan Enduring...

    • Afghanistan: Criminal Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made since the April 2002 Geneva conference in establishing a permanent criminal code for Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the UK gives the Government of Afghanistan in identifying areas for possible poppy crop eradication as referred to...

      Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support (a) the Government and (b) British forces in Afghanistan are providing to opium crop eradication activities in...

      Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK has held discussions with the Government of Iran on counter-narcotic issues in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Cotswold of 27 February 2007, Official Report, columns 1192-3W, on...

      Bangladesh: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the extended detention of 30 politicians and businessmen in Bangladesh on corruption charges.

      Bosnia: UN

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's position is on the future of the Office of the High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

      China: Censorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the decision by the Chinese Government to restrict the number of internet outlets.

      China: Censorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number of people using the internet in China over the last two years; and what her assessment...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Congolese authorities on the removal of failed asylum seekers from the UK to the...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many current security passes to enter her Department's premises have been issued to employees of BAE Systems; and if she...

      Departments: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much her Department spent on travel in each year since 1997.

      East Timor: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on recent unrest in Dili; and what action her Department is taking to resolve conflict in East Timor.

      European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Government plans to sign the Council of Europe Convention on Action Against Trafficking in Human Beings.

      India: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the inaugural joint panel to combat terrorism between India and Pakistan; and what assessment...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department has taken to encourage EU countries that are not members of the International Whaling Commission and...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions the Minister for Europe has had with the Foreign Ministers of (a) Montenegro and (b) Liechtenstein on...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2006, Official Report, columns 470-72W, on Iran, what the terms of the flexibility about...

      Iran: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her European counterparts on the imposition of additional EU financial measures against...

      Iran: Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to prevent the flow of funds provided to Hezbollah by Iran.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who she plans to attend the expanded neighbours meeting in Baghdad on 10 March on behalf of the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the impact of the implementation of the Baghdad security plan on the security...

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the security situation in Kosovo; and what assessment she has made of the events there of 11...

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in establishing a Special Tribunal for Lebanon; when the tribunal is expected to begin its work; and...

      Libyan Arab Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether she plans to invite the President of Libya to visit the UK.

      Libyan Arab Republic: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the value of British exports to Libya was in 2006.

      Malta: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government are providing to Malta to help tackle illegal immigration from Africa to the island.

      Marie Therese Nlandu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she made to the authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo on the treatment in detention of Marie...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects to reply to the letter of 15th January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr M. G. Atiq.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Government of Israel on its recent operations in Nablus and the curfew it has imposed on...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations her Department has made to the Government of Nepal on human rights.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of ethnic minority rights in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the level of women's rights in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the political situation in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of human rights in Nepal.

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the proposals for the scheduled elections in Nepal; and what (a) discussions she has had with...

      Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the living conditions of Maoist rebels in Nepalese rehabilitation cantonments; and what impact...

      North Korea: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what effect suspension of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea's nuclear activity she expects to have on British interests...

      Pakistan: Blasphemy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of blasphemy trials taking place in Pakistan.

      Pakistan: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the Government of Pakistan on the proposal to land-mine parts of the...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Foreign Office Ministers visited Saudi Arabia in 2006; and whom they met.

      Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has for the regulation of private military and security companies based in the United Kingdom.

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations her Department has made to the United Nations on resolving the on-going conflict in Somalia; and what...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations her Department has made to the United Nations on resolving the conflict in Sudan; and what estimate she has...

      Syrian Arab Republic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment her Department has made of Syrian co-operation with the International Independent Investigation...

      Timor-Leste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to her answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 21W, on Timor-Leste, if she will urge the UN...

      Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will invite the President of Turkey to make a state visit to the UK.

      Turkey: EC Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking in relation to progress on Turkey's membership of the European Union.

      Congressional UK Caucus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding her Department plans to allocate to support events undertaken together with the Congressional UK caucus in the...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departments: Complaints

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many complaints have been received by his Department since its establishment.

    • Departments: Complaints

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many staff work in dedicated complaints units in his Department.

      Departments: Work Permits

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many work permits were applied for by his Department since its inception.

      Policy Review Working Group

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister on what date he last attended the Policy Review Working Group on (a) Britain and the World, (b) Environment and Energy, (c) Public Services, (d) the Role of...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 11 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2007, Official Report, column 1009W, on 10 Downing street: repairs and maintenance, how much was spent on the...

    • Cabinet Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether her Department provided funding for the parliamentary reception for the charity "v" in February 2007.

      Information: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will place in the Library a copy of the (a) presentation and (b) handouts produced for her Department's seminar on information sharing on...

  • Treasury

    • Broadband

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Wifi spectrum is planned to be auctioned; and which parts of spectrum will be available.

    • Departments: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost to the public purse was of the event held at No. 11 Downing Street on 26 February for film makers.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's total expenditure on preparations for potential UK entry to the euro was in each year since 1997.

      Job Creation: Environment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that could be created in the environmental technology sector in each of the next five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to reply to the letter of 22 January from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss M. Griffin.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the process was by which the Olympics budget as it appeared in the London 2012 Candidate File was agreed.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many economically inactive people of working age there were in the UK aged (a) 18 to 24, (b) 25 to 49 and (c) 50 years and over and were neither (i)...

  • Home Department

    • Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions were carried out following assaults on serving police officers in each of the last three years.

    • Bail: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Lancashire have broken the terms of their bail conditions in each of the last five years.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of levels of under-reporting of childhood sexual abuse.

      Community Policing: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what programmes on community safety have been funded by his Department in North Lincolnshire in each year since 1996; and what the cost was...

      Crime: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal offences in Bedfordshire resulted in the conviction of the offender in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Departments: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total expenditure for visits, other activities and commitments outside the UK undertaken by his Department's Ministers and officials...

      Drugs: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1748W, on drugs: money laundering, what correspondence his Department has...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when Mohammed Reza, Home Office reference R1040509, a constituent of the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, will receive a response...

      Foreign National Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 106W, on foreign national prisoners, on how many of the foreign...

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the possible effects of the prescription of heroin to long-term addicts on the NHS on the levels of crime.

      Identity Card Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what progress has been made in tendering the contracts for the (a) refurbishment and (b) construction of the regional offices...

      Kennett Prison: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers have been recruited to work at the new prison HMP Kennett in Merseyside.

      Migration: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the compatibility of compulsory English language requirements for migrants with European Union law.

      Offenders: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of prisoners in Lancashire have learning difficulties.

      Office of Surveillance Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which public authorities the Office of the Surveillance Commissioners inspects and monitors in respect of (a) property interference, (b)...

      Police Custody: West Ham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of custody space at police stations in West Ham constituency.

      Police: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are on duty in hospitals in Lancashire (a) during the day and (b) at night.

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prison officers were employed in each prison by HM Prison Service on 31 December (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; and what the planned...

      Prisoners: Day Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners on day release.

      Racial Violence: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported racist offences in Lancashire there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Bill: Parts 1...

      Sexual Offences: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders lived in the Peterborough city council area as at 31 December 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Theft: Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many number plate thefts were detected in (a) West Ham constituency and (b) London in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Bailiffs: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what regulations are in place on the licensing of bailiff operators.

    • Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will list the (a) organisations employed by her Department to provide and (b) cost to the public purse of providing...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many submissions her Department received in response to the consultation on the draft Freedom of Information and Data...

      Magistrates: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what guidance and training is given to magistrates and magistrates' clerks on the use of their powers under section 6 of the...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls (a) under the age of 15 and (b) aged 15 to 18 years had abortions in each year between 1999 and 2005.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attendances there were at type 1 accident and emergency departments in each quarter since the quarter ending June 1997; and how many patients...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attendances at type 1 accident and emergency departments there were in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS organisation.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the average cost of providing care for a patient who has been admitted to hospital via a type 1 accident and...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the emergency spell differential tariff rate in controlling levels of emergency admissions.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2007, Official Report, column 543W, on accident and emergency departments, what measures she uses to assess the...

      Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment she has made of medical developments allowing earlier identification of Alzheimer's disease; (2) what recent assessment she...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the letter to her from the Minister of State, Department of Health, responsible for delivery and reform, published on her Department's website...

      Ambulance Services: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulances are based in Pendle; and how many were based there in 2003.

      Aneurysm Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Birkenhead (Mr. Field) of 31 January 2007, Official Report, columns 402-03W, on aneurysm screening,...

      Blood Cholesterol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to set targets for reducing blood cholesterol levels in England to the same level as that indicated in the guidelines...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1411W, on care homes, what form the public consultation on review of the National...

      Chase Farm Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the option to retain Chase Farm hospital's (a) accident and emergency department and (b) consultant-led maternity services is in accordance with...

      Chiropody: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines her Department has issued on eligibility and access criteria for podiatry services; and what steps she has taken to assess compliance with...

      Chlamydia Infection: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects each primary care trust to start Chlamydia screening as part of the national chlamydia screening programme.

      Cochlear Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cochlear implant operations were performed on patients resident in England in (a) English and (b) Welsh hospitals in each of the last three years.

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had on extending the range of foodstuffs available by prescription to sufferers of coeliac disease.

      Community Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria govern primary care trusts' applications to access the funds allocated for community hospital refurbishment; and if she will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average number of units of dental activity she expects an average patient to consume in a year.

      Dental Services: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans there are to increase the number of NHS dentists and oral health specialists operating in the Leeds area.

      Dexrazoxane

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will bring forward proposals to use dexrazoxane for the prevention of cardiac damage caused by antibiotics.

      Disability Aids: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what entitlement there is for disabled children to have aids and equipment provided for them by primary care trusts.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many drug treatment services have provision for crèche facilities in relation to (a) day care and (b) residential care.

      Durham Primary Care Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what cash savings have been made as a result of the amalgamation of trusts into Durham Primary Care Trust; and what savings are projected in the next 12...

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the potential health benefits of compulsory fortification of flour with folic acid, with particular reference to spina...

      Food: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Food Standards Agency has received a copy of the European Commission consultation document on the proposal that the European Food Safety...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to ensure that primary care trusts support general practitioners in delivering services to patients in innovative...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the briefing paper issued in 2006 by her Department entitled "An assessment of the clinical effectiveness, cost and...

      General Practitioners: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds were spent by Bedfordshire primary care trust and its predecessors to ensure that doctors' surgeries and general practices can undertake the...

      Health Care Professionals: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of which developed countries attract the largest numbers of health care professionals from less developed countries with...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has been made of the impact of clinical assessment, treatment and support services on local health economies.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the quality of the treatment in a clinical assessment, treatment and support clinic will be recorded and assessed.

      Health Services: Braintree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the proposed independent sector treatment centre in Bocking, Braintree on the future of the proposed...

      Health Services: Braintree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions have taken place between her Department and the Mid Essex Primary Care Trust on the location of the proposed independent sector...

      Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Clinical Director for Children, Young People and Maternity Services was first asked to produce her reports (a) "Making it better: For...

      Health Services: EC Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the net cost or benefit to the UK was of reciprocal arrangements for reimbursing the costs of treatment of EU citizens treated in other member states...

      Health Services: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the setting up of clinical assessment, treatment and support clinics in Lancashire and Cumbria will improve accessibility for patients.

      Health Services: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the need for the clinical assessment, treatment and support scheme in Lancashire and Cumbria was first identified; and how the need was tested and...

      Health Services: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) GPs in Lancashire and Cumbria will be able to choose not to refer patients and (b) patients in that area will be able to choose not to go to...

      Health Services: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Netcare will be paid over its five- year contract to deliver clinical assessment, treatment and support services in Lancashire and Cumbria.

      Health Services: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what interaction GPs will have with healthcare professionals staffing clinical assessment, treatment and support schemes in Lancashire and Cumbria.

      Health Services: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) from where staff working in clinical assessment, treatment and support service clinics in Lancashire and Cumbria will be recruited; (2) how many...

      Home Helps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will estimate the total number of home help hours delivered in England in each year since 1997-98.

      Hospices: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department expects to give guidance to the Association of Children's Hospices on the distribution of (a) year two and (b) year three funding of...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's latest estimate is of the additional cost required to meet the 18-week waiting time target (a) in 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c)...

      Infertility Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement by the Minister of State, Department of Health, the hon. Member for Don Valley (Caroline Flint) Official Report, columns...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which groups of workers would be eligible for antiviral prophylaxis in (a) an outbreak of avian influenza and (b) an influenza pandemic; and if she will...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many courses of oseltamivir have been used in the prophylaxis of poultry workers and others potentially exposed to avian influenza in (a) 2005, (b)...

      Maternity Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what effect she expects the recommendations in the report by Dr. Sheila Shribman, "Making it better: For mother and baby", commissioned by her...

      Maternity Services: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on the proposals by the Staffordshire, Shropshire and Black Country Newborn Network to downgrade the neonatal unit at Royal...

      Mid Essex Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many administrative staff there were in each of the three individual primary care trusts that have been merged into Mid Essex primary care trust prior...

      Mid Essex Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each former individual primary care trust in the newly formed Mid Essex Primary Care Trust spent annually on its finance department prior to the...

      Midwives: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were in training in Leicestershire teaching hospitals in each year since 1997.

      Midwives: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed in the NHS in Leicestershire in each year since 1997.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual budget is of Monitor; when it was set up; how many paid officials it employs; whether it shares office premises with another...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members there are of each NHS foundation hospital trust in England; and what the annual cost of servicing the membership has been in each case.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 672-73W, on NHS foundation trusts, if she will list references to the growing body...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the funding for the proposed independent sector treatment centres will be on-balance sheet; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the pooled treatment budget for NHS drugs is in London, broken down by primary care trust.

      NHS: Eastbourne

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

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the outcome of her policy to ensure that overspending NHS organisations achieve run-rate balance in March 2007 by (a) health economy...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts she expects to be in financial deficit at the end of the 2006-07 financial year.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons her Department produced the NHS investment maps published on 27 February; when her Department was instructed to produce these maps; who...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department expects to publish (a) primary care trust allocations for 2008-09 and (b) its final report on its review of the weighted capitation...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date strategic health authorities are required to submit 2006-07 month 12 financial performance data for their entire health economies to her...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts received funding below the national capitation formula in 2006-07; and by what total amount.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she plans to maintain incentive payments to general practitioners to use the choose and book system.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance her Department has issued to local service providers on delivering the integrated NHS national programme for IT; and what requirements...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria her Department is employing to determine whether the NHS national programme for IT is successful; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms her Department has available to hold DHL, as holder of the contract to manage supply chain and procurement services for the NHS, to...

      NHS: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the NHS GP patient survey of hospital choice provided by Ipsos MORI.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with (a) the Department for Education and Skills and (b) the Learning and Skills Council on ways to reduce the number of...

      Out-patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patient did-not-attends there were in each quarter since the quarter ending June 1997 (a) in England and (b) broken down by NHS...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the (a) introduction and (b) roll-out of the (i) choice and (ii) choose and book system.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms she has put in place to measure the change in the overall administrative burden of managing referrals referred to in the answer of 13 June...

      Pre-eclampsia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) women, broken down by age group, and (b) babies in England died from pre-eclampsia in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts operate referral management schemes; what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of such schemes; what safeguards she...

      Rice: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many shipments containing US long grain rice have been rejected at UK ports of entry for failing to comply with emergency EU legislation on GM Rice...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) HIV, (b) chlamydia, (c) gonorrhoea, (d) syphilis, (e) genital warts and (f) genital herpes there have been in England since...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) 15 to 19-year-olds and (b) adults over the age of 19 in the Havering Primary Care Trust area were (i) diagnosed with and (ii) tested for...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reported cases there were of sexually transmitted infections in each year between 1999 and 2005 in girls (a) under the age of 15 and (b) aged...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate she has made of the proportion of all cancers for which skin cancer will account in 2022; (2) what estimate she has made of the rate...

      Slimming: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of (a) the availability of slimming pills online and (b) the effect of online availability on the prevalence of...

      Smoking: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many council staff in Shropshire will be trained to enforce the smoking ban in bars, restaurants and shops; and how much money has been allocated for...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets have been set for local authorities by central Government regarding social care; and when each target was introduced.

      Turnaround Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Northavon of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 930W, on the turnaround programme, which...

      University Hospital Birmingham: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information she has received on the energy performance and use of renewable energy in the University Hospital Birmingham private finance initiative...

      Varicose Veins: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many varicose vein operations were carried out in the NHS in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of such operations in each year.

      West Hertfordshire NHS Trust: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from St. Albans City and District Council on financial deficits within West Hertfordshire NHS Trust.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to answer question 112026, tabled on 24 January 2007 by the hon. Member for Twickenham, on representations from professional bodies about...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure was incurred by Bedfordshire primary care trust and Bedford primary care trust in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2004-05 in treating detainees...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departments: St George's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to celebrate St George's Day.

    • Discrimination: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the proposed sexual orientation discrimination regulations; and if she will make a statement.

      Equality Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which gay rights organisations she has met in relation to the Equality Act 2006; and how many such meetings she has had.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) total public subsidy and (b) contributions through (i) capital grants, (ii) gifts of land, (iii) dowries and (iv)...

      Housing: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department takes to ensure that applicants to become home inspectors are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.

      Housing: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new affordable houses were built in Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information she has on the standard assessment procedure (SAP) rating of homes, broken down by tenure, in (a) 1996, (b)...

      Neighbourhood Renewal

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

      Overcrowding: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) households and (b) children are living in overcrowded housing in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex.

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it a requirement for planning authorities to consult the Ramblers Association and other recognised interest...

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many building preservation notices were placed on public houses in each of the last three years; and if she will list...

      Regeneration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the name is of each organisation which has received funding from the Single Pot.

      Tattooing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which councils in the UK operate a system of minimum standards and registration for tattoo parlours.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 474W, on the Valuation Office Agency, if she will give an...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce the level of child poverty in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Chancellor of the Exchequer the effect of the closure of their...

      Personal Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what responses he has received to his Command Paper, "Personal accounts: a new way to save".

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what support his Department has made available to those who lost occupational pensions prior to the introduction of the pensions protection fund.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his oral statement in response to an intervention by the hon. Member for Leyton and Wanstead of 16 January 2007, Official Report,...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how he expects survivors' benefits to be arranged as an aspect of the personal accounts in the planned pension reform; in what circumstances...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the claimant off-flow rates from (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disability allowance were in each of the last 15 years,...

      Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of homes in each Government office region which had not received leaflets on the dangers of carbon...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the Child Support Agency determines child maintenance amounts for payments between parents who are subject to a joint residency order with...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he intends, under the system proposed in the White Paper 'A new system of child maintenance', that child maintenance cases where both...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review the effectiveness of data collection and reporting systems at the Child Support Agency.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department is making on achieving targets set out for the Child Support Agency under the operational improvement plan.

      Departments: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many independent bodies existed to hear appeals on decisions made by his Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b)...

      Departments: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints were received by his Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06; and how many...

      Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which external consultants were used by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in relation to private finance initiatives in...

      Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the expenditure has been on (a) managing his Department's corporate identity and (b) branding in each year since 1997-98.

      Disability Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) disability living allowance and (c) severe disablement allowance there were in each year...

      Financial Assistance Scheme: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have registered for assistance under the financial assistance scheme; (2) how much has been paid out by the financial...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many requests to suspend the direct payment of local housing allowance to tenants have been received by local authorities in the 18...

      Housing: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many households in the private sector in each of the 18 Pathfinder areas have (a) accrued arrears, (b) been served with a notice of...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new incapacity benefit claims were for reasons of mental ill health in the last period for which figures are available.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants ceased to claim the benefit in each year from 1976-77 to 2005-06; and if he will make a statement.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated on-flows for incapacity benefits are for each year to 2019-20, broken down by (a) region and (b) the age groups (i) 18 to...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals who would otherwise qualify for incapacity benefit are affected by (a) whole and (b) partial withdrawal of benefit owing...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit recipients in each Government region experienced (a) mental and behavioural and (b) physical disorders in each...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to answer of 8 November 2006, Official Report, column 1630W, on Jobcentre Plus, what methodology the Department used to generate the...

      Jobseekers Allowance: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) fixed and (b) varied length referrals were made to jobseeker's allowance claimants in each quarter since 1997; and how many of...

      Lone Parents: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what evidence his Department has collected on the barriers to work for lone parents with children aged over 11.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of new deal leavers entered sustained, unsubsidised jobs in each year since the scheme began.

      Personal Accounts Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have responded to the personal accounts consultation process.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the median income for a (a) man and (b) woman aged (i) 21 to 25, (ii) 25 to 30, (iii) 30 to 40, (iv) 40 to 50, (v) 50 to 60, (vi) 60 to...

      Poverty: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of children were living below the poverty line in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made with the review of Remploy.

      Social Security Benefits: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether personal pension accounts will be disregarded for capital assessments in income-related benefits; at what age income from personal...

      Social Security Benefits: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of how many and what percentage of eligible but not receiving claimants for (a) pension credit, (b) incapacity...

      Social Security Benefits: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which regions there is low take-up of (a) pension credit, (b) council tax benefit and (c) housing benefit; and what steps are being taken...

      Training: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many client referrals were made from jobcentres to training providers who have won contracts for the provision of basic skills under...

      Voluntary Organisations: Catholic Church

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was to the public purse of funding for Catholic welfare agencies, excluding those providing housing or adoption services, in each...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Cultural Activities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What Afghan cultural activities they have supported in and outside Kabul to demonstrate the United Kingdom's interest in reviving traditional and contemporary arts...

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What evidence they have, such as opinion polls, that the Afghan people still connect the presence of foreign troops with reconstruction and development.

      Agriculture: Meat

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why only 5 per cent of the lamb procured by United Kingdom-based British Armed Forces is British lamb; and how this compares to the amount of British beef and pork...

      Armed Forces: Large Aircraft

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the large aircraft survivability study will be published.

      Armed Forces: MRSA

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many members of the Armed Forces were diagnosed with methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) (a) during routine military service; (b) in military...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the implementation and effectiveness of the compensation scheme arrangements in the Armed Forces (Pensions and Compensation) Act...

      Armed Forces: South Africans

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of South Africa regarding the Prohibition of Mercenary Activities and Prohibition and Regulation of Certain...

      Armed Forces: South Africans

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they intend to take to address the implications of the Government of South Africa's Prohibition of Mercenary Activities and Prohibition and Regulation...

      Armed Forces: Vector Patrol Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What number of Vector patrol vehicles, to be delivered incrementally between January and August 2007, they consider should provide an effective capability in Iraq...

      Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill Tracts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the intentions of the caretaker Government of Bangladesh regarding the implementation of the Chittagong Hill Tracts Peace...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 8 February (WA 152) concerning British citizenship applications which had been refused in the past on the basis...

      Children: UNICEF Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will hold discussions with the Children's Commissioner for England, Sir Albert Aynsley-Green, on children's problems in the United Kingdom, as...

      Environmental Justice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the Aarhus Centre, supported by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe, in Azerbaijan; and which organisation...

      Health: Funding for Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it remains their policy that patients undertaking treatment funded by the National Health Service from any source will not have that funding withdrawn...

      Health: Stress

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they are taking to reduce stress levels in the United Kingdom; and what advice is given to (a) employers, and (b) employees on reducing stress levels.

      Health: Unpaid Charity Workers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they are giving to restoring the rights of unpaid charity workers who are United Kingdom citizens, and who have worked overseas for more than...

      Housing: Energy Reports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the extent to which they expect energy reports will have an impact on (a) the saleability of property; (b) the value of property; or...

      International Organisations: Javier Solana

      asked Her Majesty's Government: By which international organisations, of which the United Kingdom is a member, Javier Solana is employed.

      Iraq: Army

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the 10th division of the Iraqi army will be fully operational; and when they will transfer operational command of the division to Iraqi ground forces command.

      Iraq: Basra

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the likely date by which Basra can be handed over to Iraqi provincial control.

      Iraq: Chefs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What work the Ministry of Defence has undertaken since October 2006 to improve the air conditioning and ventilation for contracted chefs and kitchen staff in Iraq.

      Iraq: Detainees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many detainees United Kingdom forces currently hold in Iraq; what are the grounds for their detention; and how detention figures have fluctuated since the...

      Iraq: Force Levels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Lord President on 21 February (Official Report col. 1084), when the Government of Australia were consulted over the plans for United...

      Iraq: Force Levels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What changes coalition partners in the multinational division (south east) Iraq have announced to their deployments in the light of the United Kingdom announcement...

      Iraq: Force Levels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment the Ministry of Defence has made of the implications of the transition to provincial Iraqi control for United Kingdom troop numbers in theatre.

      Iraq: Heat Exhaustion

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessments the Ministry of Defence has made of how the threat of heat exhaustion while in a vehicle can most effectively be overcome in Iraq and other...

      Iraq: Police

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Iraqi police officers have been trained to date.

      Iraq: Security

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What capabilities the central Government of Iraq have developed to assist with the delivery of security in Basra.

      Israel and Palestine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will propose to the quartet that Hamas Ministers have already given de facto recognition to the state of Israel.

      Israel and Palestine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have held with the international community concerning the request for advice from the International Court of Justice on the occupation of...

      Israel and Palestine: East Jerusalem

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the continued house demolitions in East Jerusalem.

      Israel and Palestine: Nablus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning recent events in Nablus involving the arrest of people, house demolitions and...

      Israel and Palestine: Nablus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Israel concerning the closure of schools, banks and public services in Nablus.

      Israel: Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the agreement of 13 February on nuclear restraint with North Korea will be used as a model for agreements with other countries with nuclear weapons inside...

      Light Pollution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Andrews on 21 February (WA 258), what are the inter-departmental co-ordinating mechanisms concerning light pollution...

      National Insurance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many national insurance numbers are currently recorded as valid.

      NHS: GP Earnings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the average increase in the earnings of general practitioners from the National Health Service over the past three years will be pensionable.

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the British ambassador to the Council of Europe will sign the Council of Europe convention on human trafficking in March this year.

      Queen's Festival

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the chief executive of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland made representations to the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure concerning...

      Railways: Cross Country Franchise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 20 February (WA 233), when the raised capacity levels of 30 per cent above existing levels will be...

      Railways: Toilets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take action to reverse the decision not to fit toilet retention tanks during the current refurbishment of First Great Western high-speed train...

      Roads: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the work being carried out on the slipway at Bagenalstown will be completed; at what cost; whether outside contractors were used; and, if so, how they were...

      Serious Fraud Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to modify the functions of the Serious Fraud Office, in view of recent difficulties in achieving prosecutions.

      Sport: Belfast

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the views expressed by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in the Belfast Telegraph on 26 February, concerning the virtues of a stadium in a city...

      Takeovers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the loss of corporation tax revenues over the past (a) year, and (b) three years due to takeover bids for publicly listed companies by...

      Takeovers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the substantial increase in highly geared private equity takeovers of publicly listed companies in the past three years represents an increased risk to...

      Takeovers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will review the amount of interest payments which are tax-deductible in the early life of highly borrowed companies set up to make takeover bids.

      Taxation: Capital Gains Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the cost to the Exchequer in each of the past three years from allowing employees of private equity funds taper relief on capital gains...

      Terrorism: Proscribed Organisations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they have taken to comply with the ruling of the European Court of First Instance in the case Organisation des Modjahedines du Peuple d'Iran v Council...

      Tourism: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take steps to enhance the appeal of Carrickfergus Castle as a tourist attraction.

      Transport: Accidents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of accidents on the roads and railways for each of the past five years, how many people died in (a) road, and (b) rail accidents, separated into (a)...

      Transport: End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the 85 per cent recycling target for 2006 under the End-of-Life Vehicles Regulations 2003 has been met; and, if not, when they expect it to be met.

      Transport: Retro-reflective Markings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in light of the increased average cost of road traffic accidents indicated in the Department for Transport report, Road Casualties in Great Britain Main...

      Waterways: Grand Canal Dock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the work being carried out on the refurbishment of the Grand Canal dock will be completed; at what cost; whether outside contractors were used; and, if so,...

      Waterways: Lough Erne

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the work being carried out on the navigational signage and installation of jetties in the Lough Erne water system will be completed; at what cost; whether...

      World War II: Compensation Payments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to widen the criteria for granting compensation under the ex-gratia payments scheme for former civilian internees of the Japanese in World War...

      World War II: Conscripted Coal-Miners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which department is taking the lead in considering the request for some form of recognition for conscripted coal-miners during World War II; and whether the...

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