Written answers

Monday, 19 March 2007

  • Wales

    • Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what his Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Roof Terrace

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when he expects the roof terrace to re-open for use of hon. Members' staff; and if he will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • A5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for (a) the delay to 2015-16 from 2010 of the completion of the A5 to M1 link and (b) the change in the expected cost of the...

    • Air Traffic: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what financial contribution his Department made to the report by Oxford Economic Forecasting on the Economic Contribution of the Aviation Industry in...

      Air Traffic: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in relation to the survey undertaken by Oxford Economic Forecasting report quoted at paragraphs 4.14 and 4.15 of his Future of Air Transport Progress...

      Air Traffic: Forecasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to publish details of the air traffic forecasts on which his Future of Air Transport Progress Report was based; and if he will make a...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the results have been of the Buildings Research Establishment's testing for tricresyl phosphate and other organophosphates in air sampling...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the safety implications of the recent instructions by DHL Air Ltd (instruction No. INFO 010/07) advising pilots that low...

      Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many international destinations were served by (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted airports in the last year for which figures are available.

      Airports: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers on international flights went through (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted airports in the most recent year for which...

      Airports: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of passengers on international flights transferred or transited at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c) Stansted airports in the most...

      Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has carried out any survey of the public's understanding of the new security regulations regarding the transport of liquids on...

      Aviation: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will call for an emissions trading scheme to be included in the EU-US aviation negotiations currently taking place.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether UK airline pilots are required to report all cases of smoke or fumes in the aircraft technical log.

      Aviation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what scope there is for (a) reciprocity and (b) access to cabotage in the current aviation negotiations with the US air authorities.

      Aviation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on the cost of flights between the UK and the US likely to arise from the draft Open Skies aviation agreement...

      Aviation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential effect on the level of (a) flights, (b) passengers, (c) noise pollution, (d) carbon emissions and (e)...

      Aviation: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the draft Open Skies aviation agreement reached between the EU and the US on the ability of the UK and EU...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps his Department has taken to promote the Blue Badge map website; (2) whether he plans to expand the geographical coverage of the Blue...

      Departments: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate has been made of the carbon footprint of his Department.

      Departments: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of his Department's spending was devoted to (a) urban and (b) rural regeneration and redevelopment in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and...

      Departments: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles were travelled by his Department's (a) Ministers and (b) officials on Government business by (i) air, (ii) rail and (iii) road in 2006.

      Heathrow Airport: Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of night flights to and from Heathrow airport on the London economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the international routes served by Heathrow airport depend for their commercial viability on transfer or transit passengers; and for which...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total capital expenditure on London Underground (LU) was in each year since 1990 during which his Department had responsibility for LU, broken...

      London Underground

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) track and (b) signal failures there were on the London Underground (LU) in each year since 1990 during which his Department had...

      M6: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2007, Official Report, column 2261W, on the M6: Repairs and Maintenance, if he will place a copy of the internal...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles were tested at the Salisbury Vehicle Testing Station in each month of 2006, broken down by class of vehicle; and how many vehicles...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many workplace parking schemes were established in each of the last 10 years.

      Parking: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what restrictions apply to the parking of (a) large vans and (b) caravans (i) in residential streets and (ii) on private driveways.

      Public Service Vehicles: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Public Service Vehicles (Conditions of Fitness, Equipment,...

      Public Transport: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) quality contracts and (b) quality partnerships were established in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new (a) rail and (b) light rail links to airports have been built since 1997.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding is available to assist communities in opening and running branch railways.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2007, Official Report, column 2262W, on railways: franchises, what the timetable is for the decision to be made on...

      Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the availability of (a) British merchant seafarers and (b) British flagged merchant vessels to meet foreseeable...

      Travel: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will promote the use of internet conferencing to businesses as an alternative to travel.

      Travel: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) internal and (b) international same-day return flights made by businesses in each of the last five...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2007, Official Report, column 1944W, on the Northern Ireland (Offences) Bill, when the Attorney-General last met the Secretary...

    • Trooper Williams

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the cost was of the (a) prosecution and (b) defence of Trooper Williams in the High Court in April 2005.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Wages Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to review the future of the Agricultural Wages Board.

    • Agricultural Wages Board: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs why the Agricultural Wages Board did not receive an exemption from the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations.

      Agriculture: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the cost of implementing the Integrated Pollution Prevention and Control...

      Air Pollution: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many FTSE 100 companies meet the minimum reporting guidelines on greenhouse gas emissions; (2) if he will estimate...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much land is used for (a) biomass, (b) road use biofuel and (c) other energy crops; and what estimate he has made of...

      Biofuels: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the area of land in Cumbria which is suitable for growing biofuel crops.

      Birds: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on the public consultation on the proposed changes to the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981,...

      Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) with which sectors of industry he is working on the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Programme; (2) what update...

      Carbon Dioxide: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of voluntary carbon offsetting in the UK complying with (a) the CDM Gold...

      Carbon Dioxide: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) supported into the effect of introducing iron sulphate into the ocean to...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the carbon savings in (a) households, (b) the business sector, (c) central Government and...

      Departments: Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many items of furniture were (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each year since 1997; and what the value...

      Departments: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many vehicles belonging to his Department were (a) lost and (b) stolen in each year since 1997; and what the (i) make...

      Departments: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list his official engagements from 1 January to 28 February 2007.

      Departments: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Detergents Regulations...

      Departments: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off cost and (b) ongoing costs of implementing the Genetically Modified Organisms...

      Departments: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Water Environment...

      Departments: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many miles were travelled by his Department's (a) Ministers and (b) officials on Government business by (i) air, (ii)...

      Diesel Fuel: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many people were charged with using illegal red diesel in (a) England and (b) Lancashire in each of the last 10...

      Electronic Tagging: Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will make a statement on the generic animal number format for electronic identification for sheep; (2) how many...

      Electronic Tagging: Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the European Commission to publish their implementation report on electronic identification for sheep.

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the take-up is of the Business Resource Efficiency and Waste Management Programme in each region.

      Exhaust Emissions: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the carbon emissions were of international flights to and from the UK in each of the last five years; (2) what...

      Exhaust Emissions: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the carbon emissions were of the naval shipping industry in each of the last five years.

      Farms: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department plans to allocate to farmers in Lancashire to improve the environmental sustainability of farms.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many homes were assessed to be at significant risk of flooding, defined as >1.3 per cent. probability, in (a) 2003, (b)...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1824-5W, on flood control: finance, who decided that only...

      Institute for Public Policy Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding (a) his Department and (b) its predecessor provided to (i) the IPPR and (ii) IPPR Trading Ltd. in each year...

      Land Drainage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) strategy and (b) funding the Government have put in place for integrated drainage plans in urban areas (i) to...

      Livestock: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when Article 36 of the Treaty of Rome was last invoked for the export of live animals.

      Veterinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what veterinary uses are permitted for (a) kanamycin and (b) neomycin; and how much of each medicine was used in the UK in...

      Wastes: Nuisance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the annual clean-up and repair costs imposed on (a) local authorities and (b)...

      Water Treatment: Reed Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) Water UK, (b) water companies and (c) the Environment Agency on the use of reed-based...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on fish imports from (a) Norway and (b) Iceland; and what account was taken of those...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will write to EU member states asking them to join the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in sufficient time to...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support is being given to revitalise the Afghan economy as part of the UK's counter-narcotics strategy in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many alternative livelihoods projects have been established in Helmand Province; and if she will make a statement.

      Project Al Yamamah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations have been received by her Department on the Al Yamamah military contract since the announcement that the...

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with representatives of the Government of Turkmenistan following the election of Kurbanguly...

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with independent observers of the presidential election in Turkmenistan held on 11 February 2007.

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) her Ministerial colleagues have had with (i) EU counterparts and (ii) other governments in...

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) her Ministerial colleagues have had with the UN Human Rights Council on proposed visits to...

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) she and (b) her Ministerial colleagues have had with representatives of the government of...

      Turkmenistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the implications of the election of Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov for relations between the UK and...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with representatives of the Uzbek government on the imprisonment of Umida Niyazova, Mutabar...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) her ministerial colleagues have had with representatives of the German government on Uzbekistan.

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) she and (b) her ministerial colleagues have had with representatives of other Governments in Central Asia...

      Uzbekistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the human rights situation in Uzbekistan.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her counterpart in South Africa on the arrest and detention of Morgan Tsvangirai by security...

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to discuss recent human rights abuses in Zimbabwe with EU member governments; and if she will make a statement.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the treatment in detention of Morgan Tsvangirai, Arthur Mutambara and other democracy activists...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her counterparts in (a) the United States, (b) China, (c) the Russian Federation and (d)...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of violence toward democracy activists detained by the Government of Zimbabwe following a prayer...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate she has made of the number killed or seriously wounded in the recent incident at the prayer meeting at Highfield...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has held with the British Ambassador to Harare on violence and intimidation towards democracy activists...

      Zimbabwe: Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impartiality of the judiciary in Zimbabwe.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends to deploy Challenger tanks in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) suicide and (b) improvised explosive device attacks against NATO forces in Afghanistan were recorded in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2006.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the total numbers of troops available to the International Security Assistance Force from (a) the United States, (b) Germany, (c)...

      Armed Forces: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Army legal service are investigating legal cases related to operations in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the long-term effects of physical training on the joints of servicemen are better understood; and if...

      Ballistic Missile Defence: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a decision on the deployment in the UK of US missiles for the US Missile Defense system will require the approval of Parliament.

      Ballistic Missile Defence: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has held with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) the United States on the UK hosting US interceptor missiles for the US missile...

      Diego Garcia: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the use of Diego Garcia by the US for offensive purposes.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the use by hostile forces of surface to air missiles in Iraq.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the Iranian (a) personnel, (b) explosives and (c) expertise being used in Iraq.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the (a) defence teams, (b) prosecution teams and (c) other costs related to the court martial in (i) the prosecution of the seven...

      Mail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will authorise the continuation of the free mail and parcel service to troops in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to answer the letter of 24 January from the hon. Member for Gosport on Selly Oak hospital in Birmingham.

      Red Arrows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress he has made on basing options for the Red Arrows.

      Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts were awarded by his Department to private military security companies for work in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) other countries in...

      Selly Oak Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is in command of the military medical staff attached to the NHS Selly Oak hospital; and at what rank.

      Selly Oak Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military medical staff are attached to the NHS Selly Oak hospital, broken down by rank; and what duties they are allocated.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Casino Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research the Casino Advisory Panel (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated to estimate the likely earnings for regional casinos.

    • Casino Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she made of the experience at a strategic and senior level in the regeneration of disadvantaged areas of the members of...

      Casino Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the contribution of the Casino Advisory Panel's interpretation of social impact to the overall object of...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2007, Official Report, column 707W, on casinos, what factors were taken into account when deciding...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what revisions her Department has made to the national policy statement on casinos published in December 2004 after the reduction of the...

      Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions her Department held with the Gambling Commission on the implications of using a test of social impact for awarding a...

      Conservation Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what training her Department provides for local authority conservation officers.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what her Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each...

      Film: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects the national plan for regional film archives to be published.

      Gambling: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment her Department has made of the effects of problem gambling; what estimate she has made of the numbers of problem...

      Licensed Premises: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many licensed premises there are in Tamworth constituency and how many of these are (a) public houses, (b) clubs, (c)...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will break down the funding allocated to (a) English Institute of Sport (EIS) services, (b) sports science and (c) sports...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has for the use of the shooting ranges' site at Woolwich following the 2012 London Olympics; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games: Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1675W, on Olympic Games: investment, if she will break down the figures...

      VisitBritain: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has set targets for VisitBritain; and if she will make a statement.

      Visual Arts: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the merits of giving priority to private domestic buyers over foreign institutions open to the public in...

      Works of Art: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she has taken to ensure that proposed sales and valuations of works of art subject to examination by the Reviewing Committee...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the process of the registration of land of all administrative units and the registration of titles was completed for all major...

    • Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contracts were awarded by his Department to private military security companies for work in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c)...

      Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to encourage the composition of parliaments in developing countries to reflect the population of...

      Developing Countries: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information is collected by his Department on the extent to which national parliaments of developing countries are representative...

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what response he has made to the National Audit Office report Tackling Rural Poverty in Developing Countries; and if he will make a...

      Overseas Aid: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of corruption in British companies upon the effectiveness of good governance...

      Slavery

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to tackle modern slavery.

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what recent discussions the Government have had with President Rajapakse on aid to the Tamil people of north-east Sri Lanka; and...

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much his Department contributed to the World Bank's Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility in each of the last five...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Refuges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much funding was allocated by his Department in each of the last three years towards providing shelters and other emergency accommodation...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs at what time and at what location on 14 August 2003 the resumed inquest into the death of Dr. David Kelly took place.

    • David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the resumed inquest on 14 August 2003 into the death of Dr. David Kelly was a public hearing; who was given prior...

      David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the statutory basis was on which the Lord Chancellor asked the Oxfordshire coroner, in a letter dated 12 August 2003, to...

      David Kelly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will make a statement on the compliance by the Oxfordshire coroner, in his consideration of the death of Dr. David...

      Departments: Work Permits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many work permits were applied for by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Immigration Appeal Tribunal has sent the decision papers on cases VA/08797/2006, VA/08788/2006 and VA/08793/2006 in...

      Incapacity Benefit: Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what the average time was between submission of appeals against refusal of incapacity benefit and a decision being taken in...

      Incapacity Benefit: Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many appeals against refusal of incapacity benefit have been received in each of the last 12 months; and what the range of...

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Departments: Databases

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission what databases are controlled by the National Audit Office; and what percentage of the data in each database is estimated to be inaccurate or...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departments: Work Permits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many work permits were applied for by the Prime Minister's Office in each of the last five years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Africa: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will consider the merits of appointing a Minister for Africa in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office with (a) responsibility for improving relations with African...

    • Members: Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether the Wilson Doctrine applies to hon. Members who have not taken the oath; (2) what plans he has to amend or repeal the Wilson Doctrine; (3) whether the...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Arab States

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a Minister in his Department last visited (a) Bahrain, (b) Kuwait, (c) Oman, (d) Qatar, (e) Saudi Arabia, (f) the United Arab...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to ensure that all UK households have access to telecoms infrastructure capable of providing (a) broadband as defined...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of telephone lines in (a) England, (b) Cheltenham Borough Council area and ( c) Springbank ward in...

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK households which have access to (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more...

      Business Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much was spent by his Department on (a) business support schemes and (b) services to small businesses in each year since 2000.

      Business: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2006, Official Report, column 945W, on business assistance in Cumbria, how many of the businesses...

      Businesses: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Consumer Credit Regulations 2004 to (i)...

      Businesses: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off cost and (b) ongoing costs of implementing the Employment Relations Act 2004 to (i)...

      Businesses: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Sale and Supply of Goods to Consumers...

      Businesses: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Control of Substances Hazardous to...

      Chlorofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps his Department is taking to phase out the remaining specialised uses of chlorofluorocarbons in the UK as required under the 1987...

      Departments: BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many employees of BAE Systems employees are registered on his Department's security pass system; if he will list those people; and on what...

      Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on how many occasions special advisers have been consulted in replying to freedom of information requests to his Department; and what his...

      Departments: Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what mechanisms are in place to ensure his Department's economical use of paper.

      Departments: Regeneration

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

      Employment: Foreign Investment in the UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of additional jobs created by foreign direct investment into the UK in each year since 2000.

      Employment: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Employment Relations Act 1999 to (i)...

      Energy Technologies Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the timetable is for the establishment of the Energy Technologies Institute; and if he will make a statement.

      Energy Technologies Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings (a) he has and (b) his officials have had with (i) private and (ii) public sector organisations on the Energy Technologies...

      Energy Technologies Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what expressions of interest in (a) hosting and (b) managing the Energy Technologies Institute he has received from (i) private and (ii)...

      Energy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the merits of locating the energy technologies institute in the West Midlands.

      Equity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry in what percentage of companies' private equity groups own over 50 per cent. of shares in (a) the UK, (b) the North East region and (c)...

      Exports: Algeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of exports to Algeria was in 2006.

      Exports: Namibia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of UK exports was to Namibia in (a) 1991, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.

      Exports: Poland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of exports to Poland was in 2006.

      Imports: Namibia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the value of imports from Namibia to the UK was in (a) 2001 and (b) 2006; and what the top three products imported were by (i) volume...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he plans to take to ensure an effective consultation on nuclear power in the energy review.

      Post Office: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many submissions on the Post Office reorganisation consultation have been received from each region.

      Post Office: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many responses have been received to the Post Office Network Consultation; and when he plans to announce its conclusions.

      Post Offices: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many responses to the Post Office consultation his Department has received from (a) Orkney and Shetland and (b) each Scottish constituency.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the merits of feed-in tariffs for the propagation of renewable energy; and whether he has investigated whether...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what definition he uses of 'family business'.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a minister in his Department last visited (a) Chile, (b) Brazil, (c) Argentina, (d) Mexico, (e) Uruguay, (f) Venezuela, (g)...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when a Minister in his Department last visited (a) the US, (b) Canada, (c) Japan, (d) Russia and (e) Australia on (i) a trade promotion...

      Ukraine: World Trade Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what meetings he has held on the EU-Ukraine trade agreement; and what meetings he has held on the date of Ukrainian accession to the World...

      Utilities: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will bring forward measures to require the average household charge on utility bills to reflect different sizes of dwellings and households.

      Wind Power: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the overall subsidies to the wind energy sector were for (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Businesses: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the (a) one-off cost and (b) recurring costs of implementing the Work at Height Regulations to (i)...

    • Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many staff he expects to transfer from the Child Support Agency to its replacement agency; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on employment zones in each year since 1998.

      Low Incomes: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with which organisations he has held discussions on the introduction of seasonal grants for families on low incomes.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many adults have a national insurance number in the UK.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on all new deal programmes in each year since 1996-97 in 2003-04 prices; how much he estimates will be spent in each of the...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions why spending on new deal programmes for (a) 18 to 24-year-olds and (b) 25 year olds and over was reduced between 2004-05 and 2005-06; what...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on the new deal in each year since 2003-04; and what spending is planned in each year to 2009-10.

      New Deal for Lone Parents: Take-up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were in the new deal for lone parents each month since 1998; and how many in each month successfully found employment.

      New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the figures for people who are classed as not in employment, education or training include those who are participating in New Deal for...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people took early retirement from their occupational pension scheme before April 2005; and how many are members of schemes in...

      Pensioners: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners live in the Leicester local authority area; how many are in receipt of council tax benefit; and what percentage this is of...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people earned over the (a) £5, (b) £10 and (c) £20 per week earning disregard and had their housing benefit...

      Personal Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether an investor in a personal account to be established under the provisions of the Pensions Bill will have the option to invest in (a)...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether there is a target in place for the length of time taken to process an application to the Social Fund via the Social Fund hotline;...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on promoting the Social Fund hotline during the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether there is any reward mechanism for people whose calls to the benefit fraud hotline result in successful prosecution.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many user visits the benefit theft website received in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether calls to the benefit fraud hotline are recorded.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on promoting the benefit fraud hotline in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) other income-related benefits took up the offer of free English provision in...

      Social Security Benefits: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was to the public purse of benefits paid to foreign nationals released from the prison estate who have leave to remain in the UK...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms are in place (a) to verify and (b) to audit the (i) information on application forms for government-funded training courses,...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households claimed winter fuel payments in each financial year since 2001-02; and how many have claimed in 2006-07.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • National Land and Property Gazetteer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the National Land and Property Gazetteer's Data Entry Conventions and Best Practice Guide.

    • Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government where she plans the regional offices of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights to be based; and whether they will be...

      Council Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many tenants in (a) arms length management organisation, (b) council managed and (c) housing association managed...

      Council Tax: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals against council tax bandings were (a) made and (b) successful in England in each year since the introduction...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the number of properties in Bands D and above that would move up a council tax band following a...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to ensure that (a) energy efficiency measures, (b) local energy installations and (c) other home...

      Councillors: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average level is of allowances paid to councillors.

      Departments: Labour Party

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions since 2002 civil servants in her Department, including the former Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, and...

      Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the letters of appointment of each of her Department's special advisers.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1353W, to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr....

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the regional spatial strategies will take account of the (a) effects on the costs of future flood defences of the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her latest estimate is of the (a) minimum, (b) average and (c) maximum cost of a (i) home information pack and (ii)...

      Homelessness: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the regulatory regime is for homeless hostels.

      Homelessness: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made by the Hostels Capital Improvement Programme in improving the quality of life of homeless people;...

      Homelessness: Hostels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the appropriateness of the current balance between first stage and second stage hostel accommodation.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will require local authorities to increase the amount of affordable housing they provide.

      Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Supporting People agencies have powers to commission home improvement agencies through competitive tendering.

      Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget was of each Supporting People Agency in each of the last three years.

      Housing: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Government grant to Swindon borough council for housing was in each year since 1990.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities which already have all-out elections would have to establish single member wards under the...

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the expenditure implications of the creation of directly-elected executives in a local authority.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to introduce a cap per head of population on floor damping reduction.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and local Government what the average salary is of a local authority chief executive.

      Local Government: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the portfolio of a member of a directly elected executive could be changed by the leader of the council after the...

      Lyons Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the Lyons report.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with other Government Departments on the potential impact on the Government's digital strategy of...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the National Planning Application Register to hold 100 per cent. of all planning applications and...

      Regional Government: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by each regional Government office in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for further waves of bids for unitary status.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria she has specified for assessing the business cases put forward for unitary authority status.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whom she has appointed as independent auditors to assess unitary authority bids.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects (a) the bids for unitary status to undergo assessment and (b) reports on these assessments to be published.

  • Home Department

    • Respect Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the work of the Respect Task Force; and if he will make a statement.

    • Gun Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the prevalence of gun crime in England and Wales.

      Custodial Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of custodial sentences.

      Bail Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Solicitor-General and the Minister for Constitutional Affairs on the operation of the Bail Act 1976.

      Teenage Drug Use

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that teenagers are aware of the possible dangers associated with drug use.

      Prisons: Drug Usage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps he is taking to reduce the level of drug usage in prisons.

      Cocaine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of cocaine users in (a) 1997 and (b) 2006.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of inmates of young offender institutions are remand prisoners.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many 2052SH forms were opened in respect of each young offender institution in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005, (d) 2006 and (e) 2007...

      Crime and Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role he plans for family intervention in helping reduce crime and antisocial behaviour; and if he will make a statement.

      Drug-related Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to combat drug-related crime.

      Prisoner Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills to improve the literacy of prisoners.

      Immigration Removal Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the capacity of immigration centres.

      Cannabis Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he (a) is taking and (b) plans to take to tackle cannabis farms; and if he will make a statement.

      Anti-Semitic Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful prosecutions there were for anti-Semitic crimes in England and Wales in 2006.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to deport failed asylum applicants.

      Community Service Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, columns 2043-44W, on community service volunteers, what public protection measures...

      Community Support Officers: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 94W, on community support officers protective clothing, what...

      Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often he holds meetings with the Counter-Terrorism and Intelligence Directorate.

      Crime: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions were brought and (b) convictions obtained in the last five years for offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990.

      Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was allocated to each police force for combating e-crime in 2006-07; and what the proposed allocation for 2007-08 is.

      Departments: Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the policy of his Department is on providing substantive answers to named day questions on the appropriate named day.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress his Department is making in tackling the availability of Class A drugs; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of (a) crack cocaine and (b) opiate users with dependent children.

      Foreign National Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2007, Official Report, column 104W, on foreign national prisoners, what estimate he has made of the (a)...

      Frontex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role the United Kingdom plays in the European Union's border management agency Frontex; and what the Government's policy is on the...

      Internet: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under which legislation prosecutions may be made of those found guilty of uploading video content onto the internet containing (a) criminal...

      Internet: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Internet Watch Foundation on video clips on websites which show (a) violence and physical...

      Metropolitan Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding per head of the population in London the Metropolitan police force received for (a) local, (b) regional and (c) national...

      Police: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of police officers were subject to criminal investigation in the last year for which figures are available.

      Police: Culture and Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department provides guidance to police forces on the suitability of recruits who follow cultural practices which require them not...

      Police: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Freedom of Information requests to each police authority in England and Wales have not received a statutory response within 21 days.

      Police: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fully qualified police officers are on duty in the South Gloucestershire district on a typical Friday evening.

      Police: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the Metropolitan Police Service's budget was spent on interpretation services for suspects in the most recent year for...

      Police: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of interpreters' fees upon police resources; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed by Lancashire police each year since 1997.

      Police: Modernisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcome was of his meeting on 5 March with police forces from England and Wales on the development of the Work Force Modernisation...

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the potential annual cost of extending the survivor benefits of the new Police Pension Scheme to the...

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the ability of police forces to recruit Criminal Investigation Department officers.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to ensure that communication is maintained between female prisoners and their families who live (a) in...

      Prisoners: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors determine the price of international telephone calls charged to prisoners; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what vetting procedures prison imams undergo prior to employment; and whether they have been revised since 2001.

      Prisons: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what facilities are offered to non-Christian worshippers in HM prisons; and what the costs of these facilities were in each of the last five...

      Road Traffic Control: Eastern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) traffic enforcement officers, (b) traffic wardens and (c) council parking attendants were operating in (i) Suffolk, (ii)...

      Special Constables: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the target of recruiting 14,000 special constables by March 2007 has been met; and if he will make a statement.

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) stop and account and (b) stop and search forms were completed by each police force in England and Wales in the last year for...

      Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of vandalism were reported in (a) England, (b) Suffolk, (c) Bedfordshire, (d) Cambridgeshire, (e) Essex, (f)...

      Young Offenders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young offenders were referred to (a) acute local child and adolescent mental health services and (b) non-acute local child and...

  • Education and Skills

    • Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much his Department spent on advertising with The Guardian newspaper, including online, in the last year for which figures are available.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people who passed the complete framework for (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships also achieved a technical...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding his Department makes available for those over the age of 25 years for apprenticeships.

      Art: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the funding levels for fine art courses in (a) further education, (b) work-based learning, (c) adult and community learning and (d)...

      Compensation Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much in compensation payments was paid by his Department in 2005-06; and what the reason was for each payment.

      Departmental Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his Department's expenditure was on hospitality and entertainment in (a) 1996-97 and (b) 2005-06.

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many staff were employed on a consultancy basis in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last five years for...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) marketing officers, (b) communication officers, (c) press officers and (d) promotional officers are employed in his...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departments: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department has undertaken to ensure the implementation of age discrimination regulations across his Department.

      Departments: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what reason an individual must be at least 19 years of age to register with his Department's e-consultation website.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of young people in (a) Penrith and The Border constituency, (b) Cumbria, (c) the North West and (d) England received...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what percentage of young people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK received...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students claimed the education maintenance allowance in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster in each of the last three years.

      Education: Guardian Newspapers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much was spent by his Department on the 14 to 19 reforms supplement it sponsored in The Guardian newspaper on 6 March; (2) which...

      Employment Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to open the Train to Gain project in London to contestability by the private sector; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Schemes: Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure brokers under the Train to Gain programme are incentivised to arrange placements, rather than visits to...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which individuals are entitled to free tuition on Entry 1 and Entry 2 level English for Speakers of Other Languages Courses.

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether English for Speakers of Other Languages provision at Entry 1 and Entry 2 levels is eligible for funding from the Learning and Skills...

      English Language: Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what mechanisms are available to applicants for English for Speakers of other Languages classes to appeal against assessments that they...

      English Language: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will conduct a race equality impact assessment on the changes to English speakers of other languages provision which will be in place...

      Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much funding per pupil was given to state-funded secondary schools in (a) the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames and (b) the...

      Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent by his Department on furniture made by British firms in each year since 2000.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 16-year-olds went on to (a) A levels, (b) further education, (c) other vocational training and (d) higher education...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of 15-year-olds attending (a) independent schools and (b) maintained schools achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C...

      Headteachers: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many Academy head teachers in Kent have previously been employed by Oxfordshire county council; (2) how many secondary head...

      Higher Education Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, columns 2071-72W, on higher education student numbers, what percentage of...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many permanent academic research posts were funded in each year from 1997-98 to 2006-07; and what percentage this number was of all...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what policy considerations affected the decision to include the study of the second world war and Nazi holocaust in the key stage 3 history...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what policy considerations affected the decision to include the study of the slave trade in the key stage three history curriculum.

      Martial Arts: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which schools offer (a) boxing, (b) kick boxing, (c) karate and (d) other forms of martial arts (i) within their sports programme and...

      Naturalisation: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department have had with counterparts in the Home Department on the role of...

      Nurseries: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many nursery places for three and four-year-olds there were in (a) Eltham, (b) the London borough of Greenwich and (c) London in (i)...

      Nurseries: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the implications for funding for nurseries of the implementation of phonics under the Children Act 2006.

      Pre-School Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children in nursery schools in Lancashire failed to meet expected standards in literacy and mathematical calculation in each of the...

      Pupils: Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children were excluded (a) temporarily and (b) permanently for bullying in schools in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the salary is of each of the 10 highest paid employees of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average ratio was of applications to places in schools which were oversubscribed in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how much deficit was accrued by each (1) primary and (1) secondary school in each local authority area in England in 2005-06; and if...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether he expects the Consultation on School, Early Years and 14-16 Funding 2008-11 to affect (a) the date of implementation of the Code...

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the cost was of fires in schools in 2006 in (a) England and Wales, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with Ofsted on the implementation of changes to inspections following the provision of the foundation stage...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what representations he has received from community groups on the hiring of sports facilities at private finance initiative schools; and if...

      Science: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what policy considerations affected the decision not to include the study of the role of lung structure in gas exchange in the revised key...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the new approach to the curriculum outlined in the secondary curriculum review.

      Smith Institute

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

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much special educational needs (SEN) funding was provided to students in (a) further education and (b) higher education in each year...

      Students: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the average level of personal debt existing students will have accumulated at the end of their degrees.

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills for what services provided by his Department and its related agencies translation services are provided.

      Overseas Students: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of medical students in the UK were non-European Economic Area nationals in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths in which alcohol was the primary cause there were in (a) Suffolk, (b) Norfolk and (c) Cambridgeshire in each year since 1997.

    • Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the percentage take-up rate of child trust funds was in each year since the scheme's inception; how many funds have had revenue allocated in each of...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to increase the take-up of (a) child benefit and (b) child trust funds by use of the internet.

      Civil Servants: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the impact on the Welsh economy of the proposed reduction in civil service jobs in Wales.

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the change in value of the climate change levy has been since it was first announced in 1999; and if he will restore the value to the 1999 level.

      Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Customs officers are dedicated to (a) uncanalised and (b) intelligence-led work along the Sussex coast.

      Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) detection rates and (b) other measures in relation to illegal imports of persons and goods of the...

      Customs: Newhaven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of vehicles which were stopped by Customs officers at Newhaven in 2006.

      Customs: Newhaven

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what seizures of illegal goods there were at Newhaven in each year from 1997 to date, broken down by (a) type and (b) quantity of goods.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to date has been of his Department's Euro Information line on 0845 601 0199.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many calls have been made by businesses to his Department's Euro Information line on 0845 601 0199 requesting information on euro introduction or trade...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the level of non-oil related GDP growth and (b) contribution to non-oil related GDP growth of (i) labour productivity growth, (ii)...

      Economic Situation: Cumbria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross value added rate was of the Cumbrian economy in each year since 1990.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will freeze beer duty; and if he will make a statement; (2) what assessment he has made of the effect of beer duty on profitability in the...

      Excise Duties: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will freeze duty on gaming machines; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the registration fees of small to medium-sized independent financial advice practices; what...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the consequences for public revenues of reducing the rate of inheritance tax from 40 per cent. to 10 per cent., taking account of...

      Investment Appraisals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's cost of capital is for the purpose of investment appraisals and cost comparisons; how this figure is arrived at; how often and against...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the mean imputed rent is for owner-occupiers in each household income decile.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) mean and (b) median age is of the household reference person in each household income decile.

      Sailing Boats

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of yacht movements between non-EU ports and the UK in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate was for (i) melanoma skin cancer and (ii) non-melanoma skin cancer in (A) Taunton constituency and (B) the...

      Smuggling: Firearms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many seizures of illegal firearms were made by HM Revenue and Customs staff in each year since 1997; and how many individuals were prosecuted as a...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value was of student loan repayments received by HM Revenue and Customs during the financial years (a) 2003-04 and (b) 2004-05; and how...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases student loan repayments made to the Inland Revenue during the financial year 2004-05 have not yet been passed on to the Student Loans Company.

      Taxation: Football

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether non-British footballers playing in the English Premier League pay UK tax on their incomes, including bonuses; (2) whether British footballers...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of (a) pensioners and (b) taxpayers submitting tax returns do not have (i) capital gains tax liability, (ii) business income,...

      Teenage Pregnancy: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many underage pregnancies were recorded in each London borough in each of the last five years, broken down by ethnic group.

      Water Charges: Low Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will provide additional assistance to (a) low income families and (b) pensioners to pay for water bills.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reason tax credit repayments cannot be taken from future payments when a single claim becomes a joint claim by a couple; and if he will make a...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to provide a substantive reply to question 124660, tabled on 27 February 2007.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions there were to accident and emergency departments in 2006, broken down by (a) type and (b) strategic health authority (SHA); and what...

    • Bedford Primary Care Trust: Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors are employed by Bedfordshire Primary Care Trust (PCT); and how many were employed by (a) Bedford PCT and (b) Heartlands PCT in...

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) emergency and (b) planned caesarean births there were in each year since 1995.

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her assessment is of the policy implications of the judgment in the 2004 case of Goldsmith v. the London Borough of Wandsworth on the funding of...

      Care Homes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting times were for care assessments by each London borough council in each of the last five years.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of births were classed as normal in each year since 1995.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what international comparators she uses when assessing perinatal statistics.

      Childbirth: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of births resulted in (a) maternal and (b) perinatal death in each year since 1995.

      Childbirth: Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of babies born in England were delivered by midwives in each year since 1995.

      Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance her Department has issued to hospitals on the means to prevent transmission of clostridium difficile; and if she will make a statement.

      Dental Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total amount of revenue resource was allocated to each primary care trust in England to provide NHS dental services in 2006-07.

      Dietary Supplements: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will press the European Food Safety Agency (a) to publish a timetable for assessment of evidence dossiers submitted to it under the terms of the...

      Doctors: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) junior doctors and (b) fully qualified doctors of (i) European Economic Area (EEA) nationality and (ii) non-EEA nationality have been...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the next round of funding for delivering drug treatment strategies as part of the public health programme is expected to be announced.

      East of England Strategic Health Authority: Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the acute services review on major capital development programmes in the East of England strategic health...

      Eastbourne Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency admissions were received at Eastbourne District General hospital in each of the last five years.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people between the ages of (a) 10 to 16, (b) 17 to 23 and (c) 24 to 30 years were diagnosed with eating disorders in each of the last 10 years.

      Emergency Bed Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, columns 36-7W, on emergency bed days, for what reasons she has not published data relating...

      Family Practitioner Services: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients are to be surveyed for the NHS's general practitioner patient survey on hospital choice to be provided by Ipsos MORI.

      General Practitioners: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support her Department provides for general practitioners in Bedfordshire to undertake training to become GPs with a specialist interest;...

      General Practitioners: County Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners there are per 1,000 of the population in County Durham; and how many there were in 1997.

      Health Services: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many Welsh patients were treated in NHS hospitals in England in 2006, broken down by (a) type of treatment and (b) hospital; and how much...

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training places there were for health visitors in each health region in each of the last three years.

      Hearing Aids: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on access to digital hearing aids in Stoke on Trent.

      Herbal Medicine: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on her plans for the future regulation of herbal practitioners; and what principles will underlie the proposed new regulatory...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the number of (a) NHS beds, (b) general and acute beds, (c) intermediate care beds, (d) non-residential intermediate...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many trusts have received an improvement notice as a result of failure to comply with the Code of Practice since October 2006.

      Independent Reconfiguration Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what decision was reached in each case which she referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel; and by what date a decision is expected in each case...

      Infant Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) supported on the inclusion of synthetic fluorides in infant milk formulas.

      Medical Treatments: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals involved in road traffic accidents in (a) Taunton and (b) Somerset in each year since 2000 received hospital treatment as a direct...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many mental health patients who committed suicide in the last 10 years were first treated by the NHS on an adult mental health ward when they...

      Mid-Essex Hospital Trust: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital beds there are in the Mid-Essex Hospital Trust area; and how many there were in (a) January 1997, (b) January 2001 and (c) May 2005.

      Midwives: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the work force of the NHS in England, expressed in terms of (a) headcount and (b) whole-time equivalent, was represented by midwives...

      Multiple Sclerosis: AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of people in England who have (a) multiple sclerosis and (b) AIDS.

      National Centre for Health Outcomes Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the National Centre for Health Outcomes Development to report to her Department on the results of their research on emergency readmissions.

      NHS: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions since October 2004 matrons have exercised their authority to withhold payment for cleaning services by the process set out in the...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the contribution was from the budget of each participating primary care trust to the London-wide NHS Reserve in each year since 2002.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the projected end-of-year revenue balance is for each primary care trust in England for the year 2006-07; (2) how much and what percentage of...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to top-slice the budgets of primary care trusts in England for the year 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of counting NHS staff using (i) headcount and (ii) whole-time equivalent basis;...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the future need for (a) midwives, (b) school nurses and (c) health visitors; and if she will make a statement.

      North London Breast Screening Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2007, Official Report, columns 2303-04W, on the North London Breast Screening Service, what the action plan (a) to...

      Ophthalmology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment her Department has made of the merits of funding continuing education training for dispensing opticians.

      Patient Choice Schemes: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors were taken into account in choosing Ipsos MORI to provide the NHS's GP patient survey into hospital choice.

      Patients: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bedside patient telephone units are provided by hospitals in each primary care trust in England.

      Peyronie's Disease: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what advice she has provided to NHS trusts on the recommended treatment for Peyronie's disease; (2) which NHS trusts will provide implants as...

      Pregnant Women: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in Lancashire failed to have ante-natal check-ups in each of the last five years.

      Primary Care Trusts: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the performance of primary care trusts in implementing the compact with voluntary organisations in their area.

      Psychiatry: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments (a) her Department and (b) the NHS made to the Priory Group and its subsidiaries in each year since 2000.

      Royal Surrey County Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pieces of correspondence were received by her Department on the subject of the future of the Royal Surrey hospital during (a) November 2006,...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which inspection regimes monitor local authorities' activities in social care.

      Sunscreens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will commission research into the relationship between the cost of sunscreen and the prevalence of its use.

      Surgery: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many visiting surgeons operated in the NHS in each of the past five years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) surgeons' country of...

      Surgery: Out-patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of outpatient operations were cancelled in each NHS Trust area in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Warneford Meadow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the future of Warneford Meadow in Oxford.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects to answer questions (a) 119012, (b) 119018, (c) 119016, (d) 119017 and (e) 119009 on the treatment of Welsh patients in English...

  • House of Lords

    • Army: Council Tax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who is responsible for paying council tax on residential property owned by the British Army.

    • Care Services: Inflation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the current rate of inflation within the adult social care sector.

      Children: Custody

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking in response to the lessons for practice in the National Children's Bureau report Tell Them Not to Forget About Us: A Guide to Practice...

      Children: Custody

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that information on a child's care status is consistently recorded and shared between social care and youth justice agencies...

      Children: Custody

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that local authorities discharge their responsibilities to looked-after children who enter custody or remand.

      Children: Custody

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that in the case of a looked-after child in custody or on remand there is an effective integration of the child's sentence...

      Children: EU Accession Countries

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children in the care of local authorities in England and Wales are from countries that joined the European Union in 2004, broken down by each local authority.

      Children: Protection

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance the Secretary of State for Education and Skills has issued to local authorities on Section 53 of the Children Act 2004, and the new duty on social...

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 7 March (WA 50-51), whether www.climatechallenge.gov.uk, www.defra.gov.uk or other material that they are sending...

      Discrimination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 5 March (WA 6) on statutes that discriminate against Roman Catholics, why they currently have no...

      Genealogical Records

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will bring the computerised recording of genealogical records in Northern Ireland up to the same standard as in the rest of the United Kingdom.

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations the chief executive of the Veterans Agency and the Minister for Veterans have received from Mr TE Walker, a Gulf War veteran, concerning the...

      Health: Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions in the last three years the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence exercised its power to refer a disciplinary case to the courts on...

      Information Systems: DfES

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of the Department for Education and Skills, (a) on how many occasions in the last year malicious programs have compromised departmental computer...

      Iran: Export Credit Guarantees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Sainsbury of Turville on 7 November 2006 (WA 125-26) on export credit guarantees for Iran, whether any of the technology...

      Iraq: Airbridge

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many C-130J Hercules aircraft used as part of the airbridge to and from Iraq are fitted with defensive measures; and what progress has been made since October...

      Iraq: Withdrawal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What contingency plans the Ministry of Defence has in place to organise any rapid withdrawals of United Kingdom military components from Iraq in circumstances of...

      Litigation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In what circumstances the costs of public law litigation brought in the public interest can be paid from central funds; and whether in such cases the costs of the...

      Manchester

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the percentage of Manchester residents without any qualifications.

      Olympic Games 2012: English Regions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the commitment by the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on 21 November 2006 that...

      Olympic Games: Special Purpose Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they agreed to create special purpose vehicles for the Olympic governing bodies of boxing and basketball; whether this step is being taken with the unanimous...

      Olympic Games: Winter 2010

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much of the £600 million six-year programme of support to Olympic athletes announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in the 2006 Budget will fund the...

      Pay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the average wage in (a) Northern Ireland, and (b) the United Kingdom.

      Schools: Reading and Writing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children in England and Wales leave primary school education without the ability to read and write to a proficient standard.

      Solicitors: Conditional Fee Agreements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the practice whereby solicitors retain insurance commission and other payments derived from arranging conditional fee agreements;...

      Sport: Medicine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people are working for UK Sport's sports science and sports medicine fast-track practitioners programme; how many are qualified doctors; what is their...

      Sport: Medicine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: From which Olympic governing bodies they have received requests to establish (a) a sports technology and innovation programme; (b) a sports performance programme...

      Sport: Talented Athlete Scholarships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether UK Sport talented athlete scholarship scheme funding is drawn from the £300 million funding announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer for the Great...

      Television: ITV

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, following the warnings on 12 January from the Office of Fair Trading, they will use their special powers under the Enterprise Act 2002 to prevent any...

      Unemployment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people between the ages of 16 and 26 are currently not in education, training or employment in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland.

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure supported the appointment of the current director of corporate communications in Waterways Ireland.

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the outcome of the investigation into the alleged bullying of a senior member of staff by the chief executive of Waterways Ireland; and what action the...

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