Written answers

Thursday, 22 March 2007

  • Wales

    • Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department and its agencies have made payments to (a) Solutions in Staffing and Software and (b) SThree in each year since 1997.

  • Defence

    • Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much ammunition was allocated on all courses involved in the training of artillery personnel and forward observation officers to call in fire in each...

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people working in his Department previously served in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people working for his Department are members of the territorial forces.

      Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies financed the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme in each of the last five financial years; and how much was contributed by each.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cadets there were in (a) the Army Cadet Force and (b) the Air Training Corps in each year since 1999-2000.

      Armed Forces: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in setting up an independent complaints commissioner for the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military dogs are in service in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Ministry of Defence Police; and what the annual...

      Armed Forces: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training members of the armed forces are receiving to use modern fire appliances in the event of a fire-fighter strike.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many senior (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force officers who attended the higher command staff course in each year from 2003 to 2006...

      Armed Forces: South Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel serving in the armed forces are UK-South African dual nationals.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's rules and regulations which govern the operation of the safety for joint service adventurous...

      Departments: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department takes to assist service personnel discharged from the three armed forces on medical grounds to (a) achieve the maximum fitness...

      Hilsea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to require the selection of bids for the MOD site at Matapan Road, Hilsea to be based on best value criteria.

      Land: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) under what circumstances Defence Estates does not follow the Treasury Guidelines (Green Book) when disposing of (a) sites and (b) contaminated...

      Territorial Army: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Territorial Army were employed and paid under the provision of section 29 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 in each of the last...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Age

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) what percentage of hon. Members were under 45 years of age in (a) 1985, (b) 1997 and (c) 2006; (2) what the average age of hon. Members was in (a) 1985,...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • 1 Parliament Street: Lifts

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost has been of the modernisation of the lift system within the 1 Parliament Street building; how...

    • Energy Usage

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to his answer of 30 January 2007, Official Report, column 147W, on energy usage, what the energy...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of the individuals and organisations consulted in the current review of Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside...

    • Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)...

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria and methodology are used to assess the sustainability of wild bird species levels.

      Birds: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of bird rings used by keepers of birds listed on Schedule 4 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 were...

      Carbon Dioxide: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his estimate is of the proportion of carbon emissions in the UK which is due to aircraft taking off and landing at UK...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the £305 million claim on the reserve to cover...

      Energy: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what further consultation his Department plans to undertake with stakeholders on the Energy Services Directive and its...

      Falcons: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what account he has taken of the examples of captive Eleanora's falcons appearing in the UK following the delisting in 1994...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Environment Agency's capital programme is for flood defence works in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08, broken down by...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people and (b) households in fuel poverty in each year since 1995; and what...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many homes in the Peterborough constituency used the Warm Front scheme in each year since 2001.

      Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the average installation charge levied on householders for (a) cavity wall insulation and (b) full loft...

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to protect the trading interests of metal recycling companies from the requirements to disclose...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the objectives are of the Pesticides Safety Directorate's voluntary pilot scheme underway in the Midlands on the...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what responsibilities for aircraft safety are under the remit of the Civil Aviation Authority.

    • Car Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many kilometres of high occupancy vehicle lanes have been built or designated since 1997.

      Departments: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to his Department was of the Act on CO2 website.

      Departments: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on its revised website launched in February 2007.

      Departments: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.

      Driving Offences: Cellular Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) deaths, (b) serious incidents and (c) other accidents caused by persons driving while using hand-held...

      Gatwick Airport: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the Civil Aviation Authority's decision to allow a fifth ground handler on the operation and safety...

      In-flight Refuelling: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the safety implications of increasing the amount of in-flight refuelling in the aviation industry.

      Public Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on improving public transport in rural areas; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents resulting in (a) fatalities and (b) serious injury for (i) drivers, (ii) passengers and (iii) pedestrians there were in each...

      Tolls: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) speeding fines, (b) London congestion charge fines and (c) parking fines were incurred by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in...

      Tolls: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on ensuring that Scottish stakeholders participate in discussions on a national system of road...

      Transport: Southern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the local transport authority in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and (f) Norfolk...

      Transport: Transpennine Corridor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the levels of (a) road transport and (b) rail transport in the Transpennine corridor.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to announce a decision on the procurement of extra carriages for the Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Main Line; and if he...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to assist in the procurement of extra carriages for the Pendolino trains operating on the West Coast Main Line; and if he will...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Trooper Williams

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the cost was of the (a) defence teams, (b) prosecution teams and (c) other costs related to the prosecution of Trooper Williams for alleged crimes in Iraq in 2005.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Budget and Revenues Sub-Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list attendees of the Budget and Revenues Sub-Group between February to July 2004.

    • Casino Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what evidence the Casino Advisory Panel received on the economic multiplier effect of situating a regional casino licence (a) in a...

      Casino Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will make the transcripts of the evidence in public sessions held by the Casino Advisory Panel available to the public.

      Gambling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has held with the Responsibility in Gambling Trust on industry funding and the implications for a statutory...

      Gaming Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the differences are in (a) scale and (b) nature of operation between regional casinos, large casinos and small casinos under the...

      Gaming Clubs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to publish the detail of her Department's consideration of (a) the Casino Advisory Panel's (CAP) report on the...

      Leasehold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2007, Official Report, column 2057W, on departmental fixed assets, what the length of any lease...

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Big Lottery funding went to (a) statutory and (b) voluntary organisations in each year since the Big Lottery Fund's...

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will break down by lottery distributor the money transferred from the Lottery to fund the Olympics.

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the Government intends (a) to define and (b) to audit and report on the pledge that the voluntary sector will get the same level...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps have been taken to audit the (a) tender and (b) construction phase of the Olympic build; and what further steps are planned.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the adequacy of procedures in place to audit the (a) tender and (b) construction phase of the Olympics...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of the Olympic Park is owned by or under the control of (a) the Love Lea Valley Park Authority, (b) the Olympic...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the date was of the Cabinet meeting at which the London 2012 Olympic Budget as it appeared in the London 2012 Candidate File was agreed.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2007, Official Report, column 99W, on Olympic Games: Greater London, what the date was of the...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will assess the feasibility of holding the Olympic shooting events at Southern Counties Shooting at Evershot.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what meetings her Department (a) had before and (b) has had since the Olympic Games 2012 budget was submitted to the International...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will estimate the cost of (a) demolishing and (b) rebuilding facilities for shooting sports for the 2012 Olympic games; and if...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps she is taking to ensure that the 2012 Olympic games leave a positive legacy for shooting sports in the UK.

      Public Houses: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research her Department has carried out relating to the provision of live music in pubs and clubs.

      Public Libraries: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Government plan to reduce the number of public library service standards that local authorities must report.

      Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what basis cities were selected to host the UK School Games which she announced on 7 March 2007.

      Television: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what powers are available to (a) Ofcom and (b) the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether it is intended that the charitable fund to help British citizens affected by terrorism abroad will cover the spouses of British...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when further details will be announced concerning the charitable fund to help British citizens affected by terrorism abroad that was...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been allocated to the Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign to be launched in May.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance measures he plans to use to assess the Tackling Underage Sales of Alcohol campaign.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1351W, on anti-social...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of antisocial behaviour orders occurred in 2006; and how many of these ended in custodial detention.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his estimate is of the number of failed asylum seekers (a) living in the UK and (b) who were living in the UK in each of the last five...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was between final refusal and deportation for asylum seekers who exhausted all avenues of appeal in the latest period...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers his Department has recorded as missing from their last registered address in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which countries failed asylum seekers were returned in 2006; and how many were returned in each case.

      Azal Mohammed Ibrahim

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to deport Mr. Azal Mohammed Ibrahim, an Iraqi Kurd convicted of causing the death of a child by careless driving.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people living in the United Kingdom were not UK citizens in each of the last five years.

      Burglary: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people were convicted of (a) domestic burglary and (b) drug offences in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii)...

      Departments: Appeals

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

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff awarded special bonus scheme bonuses since 2003-04 worked on (a) foreign prisoner release, (b) prison building,...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time was between (a) tribunal rejection of applications to remain by asylum seekers and (b) rejection of human...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when George Barango, Ref: B401610, a constituent of the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, will receive a notice of decision on his...

      Fraud: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the procedure is for reporting cases of suspected fraudulent sales on the internet; how many investigations have taken place into...

      Immigrants: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many Somali nationals have been returned to Somalia from the UK over the last two years, broken down by (a) those who voluntarily...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers are stationed permanently at the port of Holyhead.

      Immigration Detention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many days between 10 December 2006 and 10 January 2007 the male immigration detention estate in London was unable to admit new...

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Adjournment debate of 12 March 2007,...

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the speech of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department in the Adjournment debate of 12 March 2007,...

      Police: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by the police force in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e) Hertfordshire and...

      Robbery: Cash Dispensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were attacked while replenishing cash machines in 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Sherhan Yildrim

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the circumstances were of the release from prison of Mr. Sherhan Yildrim.

  • 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 (i) Control of Noise at Work Regulations...

    • Carers: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what Government-funded support is available for carers of people with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

      Departmental Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many user visits were recorded on the National Pensions Debate website in each month in 2006.

      Departments: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2007, Official Report, column 1216W, on renewable energy, what plans he has to increase the amount of...

      Departments: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings (a) he and (b) his Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.

      Departments: Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work permits were applied for by his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the cost to public funds of removing the age cut-off from eligibility for mobility allowance; and if he will make a...

      Financial Assistance Scheme: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals have been excluded from the Financial Assistance Scheme on the basis of their age; what assessment his Department's legal...

      Full Employment Agency: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) set-up and (b) annual running costs of the new Full Employment Agency in Scotland.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Control of Asbestos at Work Regulations 2002 to (i)...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Dangerous Substances and Explosive Atmospheres...

      National Insurance: Jobcentres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria were used to decide which jobcentres will offer interviews for applicants for national insurance numbers; and for what...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of individuals participating in the new deal for young people are participating in the programme for the (a)...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many written parliamentary questions to his Department (a) in the 2005-06 session were and (b) so far this session have been...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of (a) individuals over the state pension age and (b) households with at least one member over the...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what processes his Department carries out to stop payment of basic state pension on the death of a claimant; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions Education Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the expected total allocation is of funds on Pensions Education Fund contracts; (2) how much each of the 26 contracted awards from...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the number and (b) the proportion of households renting from (i) local authorities, (ii) registered social...

      Social Security Benefits: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the number of carers working more than 35 hours per week in the UK and (b) the percentage of carers claiming...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming (a) incapacity benefit, (b) severe disablement allowance and (c) income support for incapacity are undertaking...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether his Department collects data for tax benefit model tables on the marginal rate of deductions for disabled people; (2) if he will...

      Social Security Benefits: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what benefit entitlements are for unemployed A2 and A8 migrants who have previously been in employment in the UK for less than a year.

      Standard Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact on work incentives of the pilot standard housing allowance.

      State Retirement Pensions: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of age addition to their state pension in Greater London.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Small Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the number of Government schemes in place to support small businesses.

    • Businesses: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the impact of taxation on businesses.

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effect of the recently announced change in research councils' budgets on the work of individual research...

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress has been made on the Bank of Credit and Commerce International liquidation; and if he will make a statement.

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the liquidation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International to be resolved.

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with creditors in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International case.

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with counterparts in the Cayman Islands and Luxembourg authorities regarding the Bank of Credit and...

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to improve administrative processes in the Bank of Credit and Commerce International case.

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the final cost to the public purse of the liquidation of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International; and what...

      Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the lessons to be drawn from the liquidation process of the Bank of Credit and Commerce International.

      Home Renewable Energy Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will increase his Department's allocation of funds to home renewable energy schemes.

      UK and EU Trade Balance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the UK trade balance was with other European Union countries in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departments: Advertising

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

      Departments: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which postal companies handle mail dispatched by his Department and its agencies.

      EC Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total value was of (a) grants to and (b) related contributions from (i) organisations which are not small or medium-sized...

      Energy Supply: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what steps he plans to take to implement Article 13 of the Energy Services Directive following completion of the metering and billing...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 547W to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham (Mr. Hands) on the...

      Package Holidays: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from consumer groups on (a) tour operator liabilities and (b) the adequacy of the protection afforded...

      Phoenix Companies: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints trading standards officers have received regarding so-called phoenix companies, which liquidate and reform, in the last...

      Radio Frequencies: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what statutory powers he has to direct Ofcom in the implementation of a decision by the EC Radio Spectrum Committee allowing 2G spectrum to be...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the compatibility of existing provisions of employer redundancy schemes with age discrimination regulations,...

      Small Businesses: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he is taking to assist female entrepreneurs to set up their own businesses.

      Telephones: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the number of (a) households and (b) businesses which receive telephone services through a digital access...

      Thomas Cook

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what representations he has received from (a) independent and (b) non-vertically integrated tour operators on the proposed Thomas Cook...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made in the provision of electricity networks and supply throughout Afghanistan since 2002; and if he will make...

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding for the reconstruction and development of Afghanistan was channelled through the Asian Development Bank in each year...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what anti-corruption safeguards are in place to ensure that aid given to African countries is used for its intended purpose.

      Departments: Paper

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

      Developing Countries: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much he has allocated to rural livelihoods in developing countries for 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which local communities his Department has consulted on the design and operation of country programmes to reach the rural poor.

      Inter-American Development Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had on developments at the Inter-American Development Bank and its fund for development.

      Lebanon

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the priorities of his Department are towards Lebanon.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the measures necessary to ensure the safety of aid workers operating in Darfur.

      UN Commission for Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what matters the Government plan to raise at the UN Commission for Sustainable Development in New York in April.

      UN Commission for Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to attend the 15(th) UN Commission on Sustainable Development in New York in April.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many babies were transferred to hospitals outside Northern Ireland in each of the last six years because of the lack of suitable intensive...

    • Dogs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many convictions for the ownership of a dangerous dog there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last six years; and what the (a)...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people participated in English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Inquiries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much the (a) Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland Office inquiries, (b) Bloody Sunday inquiry, (c) hosting the St. Andrew's talks, (d)...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) average standing charge and (b) average effective tax rate to be levied as part of the house price tax element is under the new...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Antarctic Territory: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on (a) administration and (b) capital expenditure on the British Antarctic Territory in (A) 2002, (B) 2004...

    • British Council: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the British Council spent in (a) Europe, (b) the Middle East, (c) South and Central America, (d) Africa, (e) North...

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many export licences she was sent for her approval in 2006; in respect of which countries; and how many were refused.

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in the Human Rights and Good Governance team of her Department are tasked with monitoring export licences for...

      Gibraltar: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Spanish Government on Gibraltar in 2007.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her Indian and Pakistani counterparts on Kashmir.

      Namibia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are to invite the President of Namibia for a state visit to the UK.

      Whales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2007, Official Report, column 1205W, on whales, which other foreign Governments she...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff work in the (a) Prime Minister's Delivery Unit, (b) Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and (c) Office for Public Service Reform.

    • Government Departments: Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will publish information for charities on the availability of Whitehall departmental buildings for use as venues for (a) meetings, (b)...

      Smith Institute

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many times the Minister for the Third Sector has (a) spoken at and (b) attended meetings of the Smith Institute in the last 12 months.

  • Minister for Women and Equality

    • Women in Business

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when she next expects to meet business organisations to discuss plans to encourage women to go into business.

    • Corston Report

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government are taking to implement the recommendations of the Corston report for the creation of small, local custody units.

      Returning to Work

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what research the Government have undertaken to establish the principal factors which enable women with children to return to work.

      Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent representations she has received on the application of the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007.

      Crimes against the Person: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with Home Office colleagues on violence against women; and if she will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Development: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority in England and Wales spent on community safety in 2005-06; and what proportion of each authority's...

    • Community Development: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average expenditure was on community safety by local authorities in 2005-06, broken down by type of local authority;...

      Departments: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Gateway reviews (a) have been produced and (b) are under way for projects under the responsibility of her Department and...

      Local Government: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a full council could overturn the (a) decisions and (b) budget of a directly-elected executive under her proposals for...

      Social Services: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much central Government grant each local authority delivering social services would have received if (a) floors and...

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Candidates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs if she will amend electoral legislation to allow the words 'the' and 'candidate' to be used within the description of any...

    • Election Petitions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs how many election petitions have been heard in courts in England and Wales since 2000; what the outcome was of each case in...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) placement orders and (b) adoption orders were made in 2006.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of letters from outside organisations his Department answered within its target time, broken down by (a) directorate and...

      Curriculum: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills, pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1702W, on curriculum expenditure, what exact amount his Department spent...

      Departmental Office Space

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

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether people employed (a) through employment agencies and (b) on a consultancy basis are included in the calculations for the full-time...

      Departments: Work Permits

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

      Entry to Employment Programme: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many people joined the E2E programme in Gloucestershire in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurseries: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to increase the number of individuals possessing level three and level two qualifications for running play and child care...

      Nurseries: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that playgroup qualification courses place appropriate emphasis upon work-based training.

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students undertook English for Speakers of Other Languages courses in each year between 2000 and 2005, broken down by nationality...

      Runaway Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance is given to local authorities on children in their area who have run away or are missing from home, specifying in each case...

      Schools: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schools in Coventry offer extended hours; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs: East Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of children in East Yorkshire (a) had special educational needs and (b) were educated in special schools in each year...

      Training: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made towards the establishment of the National Parenting Academy.

      Youth Opportunity Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding has been provided to schemes under the Youth Opportunities Fund, broken down by local authority area.

      Youth Opportunity Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many schemes have been funded by the Youth Opportunities Fund, broken down by (a) local authority area and (b) type.

      Youth Opportunity Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much of the Youth Opportunities Fund remains (a) uncommitted and (b) unspent for (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.

  • Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many deaths in the East Riding of Yorkshire alcohol was cited as the primary cause in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Business: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of UK businesses that employ migrant workers.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, column 2032W, on the Child Trust Fund, how many children born in each quarter since April 2005 are...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many members his Department's Budget, Tax and Welfare Comprehensive Spending Review co-ordination team had in February 2007; (2) why his...

      Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many candidates applied for the new position on his Council of Economic Advisers that Gila Sacks now holds; (2) what the process is for (a)...

      Gila Sacks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Gila Sacks has replaced another member of his Council of Economic Advisers.

      Insurance Companies: Ethics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what complaints his Department has received on the ethical standards of the insurance industry.

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of revenue from planning gain supplement from developments in London he plans to be allocated to the Greater London Authority.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what proportion of home buyers in 1996-97 paid (a) nought and (b) 1 per cent. stamp duty; (2) what proportion of home buyers in the last year for...

      Treasury Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many of his Department's managing directors attended the Treasury Board's last away day; (2) on what date his Department's Director of Operations...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 November 2006, Official Report, column 734W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and the answer to...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the most recent version of the advice given to the Valuation Office Agency staff on health and safety in the field,...

      Voluntary Work: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role his Department plans in the vcashpoint scheme organised by the National Youth Volunteering Organisation.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was written off by the Tax Credit Office in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06.

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Prime Minister what the total cost was of refurbishment and repairs to (a) 10 Downing street and (b) the whole Downing street complex in each year since 2004-05.

    • Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Prime Minister what his Office's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 1997; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken down by costs...

      Departments: Trade Unions

      To ask the Prime Minister how many meetings he held with trade union representatives in 2006.

      Iraq: Casualties

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will meet representatives of servicemen and women from Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of the bereaved to discuss their treatment under the military covenant.

  • Health

    • Abortion: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls in the (a) Peterborough City Council area and (b) the Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust area (i) under 15 years of...

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Committee on Toxicity investigating contaminated air events plans to carry out a full scale epidemiological survey of UK airline crews.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital with an alcohol-related diagnosis via accident and emergency departments involving children under the age of 18 years...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what trials were conducted in the UK between 1984 and 1986 to ascertain the efficacy of heat treatment for (a) commercial and (b) non-commercial VIII...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the Department's internal audit report referred to in the answer of 23 May 2006, Official Report, column...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related hospital admittances there were in Lancashire in each of the last 10 years.

      Cervical Cancer: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she has received on the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine Gardasil; whether her Department has conducted an assessment of the...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many faecal occult blood testing kit samples have been (a) returned to and (b) analysed by each of the five national bowel cancer screening...

      Departments: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff worked in dedicated complaints units in her Department and its executive agencies in (a) 1997-98, (b) 2001-02 and (c) 2005-06; and how...

      Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much energy was used by her Department in each year since 2000, broken down into figures for (a) gas, (b) electricity and (c) vehicle fuel...

      Departments: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many employees from her Department were asked to retire upon reaching 65 years of age as a result of the Department's mandatory retirement policy in...

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her predecessor's statement of 28 September 2004 on the integrated drug treatment scheme for prisons, what funding has been spent in each year...

      Eastbourne Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been allocated to Eastbourne District General Hospital for alcohol treatment services in 2007-08.

      Eastbourne Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many casualties were admitted to Eastbourne District General Hospital due to drink-related injuries in 2006.

      Eating Disorders: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the funding of research into eating disorders.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much her Department spent on promoting physical activity to (a) children, (b) pensioners and (c) adults in each of the last five years; (2)...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the inter-ministerial group on physical activity last met; and what (a) activity it has undertaken and (b) progress it has made.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to encourage and facilitate higher levels of physical activity by people in everyday life.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will require the Food Standards Agency to press for more robust food labelling standards; and what work is being undertaken on standardisation of...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much it costs to train (a) a nurse and (b) a doctor to the point of full registration.

      Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much money was spent in Lancashire on anti-obesity initiatives in each of the last 10 years; (2) how much money was spent in Lancashire on...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of information and communication technologies infrastructure in the prison medical service with regard...

      Health: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government has spent on the Small Change, Big Difference initiative.

      Hospital Beds: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many delayed discharges there were in acute hospitals serving Tamworth constituency in the last 12 months.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the proportion of poultry workers which were immunised against seasonal influenza in the latest period for which figures are...

      Maternity Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) midwives and (b) obstetricians were employed in the NHS in each year since 1995.

      Medicine: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which NHS positions applicants who are unsuccessful in the ST1-4 application process are subsequently eligible to apply for.

      Mental Health Services: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will publish the findings of the Count Me In Census 2006.

      Mid-Essex Hospital Trust: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many delayed discharges there were in the Mid-Essex hospital trust area in each month since January 2005.

      Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many compulsory redundancies there have been in financial year 2006-07 in the Mid Essex hospital trust.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average case load was of full-time equivalent registered community midwives in each of the last 12 years for which figures are available;...

      Motor Neurone Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she has received on funding for motor neurone disease (MND) research; whether her Department has conducted an assessment into the...

      NHS: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will publish the Race Equality Impact Assessment for local involvement networks.

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to defer the final implementation date of the 48-hour working week to 2012 as referred to in the answer of 21 May 2003 to the hon....

      Nurses: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of those working as nurses in England are (a) female and (b) male.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses she expects to receive a pay increase of 1.9 per cent. in the next 12 months.

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the numbers of nursing vacancies there are expected to be in the NHS at the end of August 2007.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people are employed by her Department to work on strategies designed to encourage underweight people to eat more; (2) how many people are...

      Osteoporosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to discuss with interested parties the decision by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to restrict treatment for...

      Primary Health Care: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the Bedfordshire primary care trust and its predecessors to ensure that clinical professionals other than general practitioners...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women in Tamworth constituency were (i) tested and (ii) treated for a sexually transmitted disease in each of the last five years.

      Surgical Dressings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of maggot debridement therapy in limiting the spread of (a) MRSA and (b) other hospital acquired...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2007, Official Report, column 1978W, on vaccination, whether her Department had a three-month stock of vaccines for the...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Tractors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 14 March (WA 122) concerning agricultural vehicles, why they are not included in the MoT scheme.

    • British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the number of persons resident in Hong Kong who do not hold a British passport but may nevertheless be entitled to be a British citizen,...

      Census

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the next census will include questions on ethnicity and proficiency in languages, including proficiency in English.

      Children: Disappearance from Care

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many looked-after children abscond or disappear from their placements every year; what proportion of them are found again within six months; and what...

      Courts: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to review the sentencing policy of the courts in Northern Ireland.

      Crime: Sex Tourism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of recent efforts by other Governments, especially those in south-east Asia, to improve the rates of prosecution of sex tourists;...

      Elections: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the cost to public funds of the Assembly election in Northern Ireland held on 7 March.

      Energy: Biofuels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much tax has so far been written off under enhanced capital allowances for capital expenditure to fund plant and machinery in the biofuels industry.

      English Heritage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the fact that the new chairman of English Heritage will work 90 days per annum for £45,000 rather than three days per week for £54,000 per annum...

      General Register Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the purpose of the General Register Office's digitisation of vital events project; whether it is intended to change the current service of CD-ROM and fiche...

      Iran: Nuclear Capability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the proposal of President Ahmadinejad of Iran that he should put his case personally to the United Nations Security Council as a means of...

      Israel and Palestine: Israeli Captives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking with a view to Hezbollah and Hamas compliance with United Nations Resolution 1701 and the release of the Israeli soldiers captured...

      Israel and Palestine: Israeli Captives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will seek information from Hezbollah and Hamas about whether Israeli soldiers captured in recent conflicts are alive and well.

      Languages

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimate of the number of people in Northern Ireland who speak on a daily basis (a) Irish (Gaelic), and (b) Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese).

      Manchester

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What Manchester's rate of economic growth has been compared to other regional cities in the United Kingdom since 2003.

      Manchester

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the percentage of worklessness in Manchester compared to the national average.

      Manchester

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the difference in life expectancy between Manchester and the national average.

      National Lottery: Awards for All

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received from the National Council for Voluntary Organisations and others regarding their concerns that the National Lottery's...

      Pensioners: Housing Benefit

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the percentage of pensioner households eligible to claim housing benefit (a) now; (b) in 2012; (c) in 2020; (d) in 2030; (e) in 2040; and...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority will provide a list of its publications at its offices in Piccadilly.

      Railways: Automatic Train Protection

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What would be the savings in cost to the railways if the automatic train protection system was withdrawn on the great western mainline network.

      Rally Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What sponsorship has been agreed with Rally Ireland about the 2007 rally; and how much of the rally will take place in County Fermanagh.

      Sport: Northern Ireland Stadiums

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have been approached by the Irish Football Association to provide funding for the repair of Windsor Stadium.

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the statement by the Rwandan Foreign Minister, Charles Murigande, that Rwanda will withdraw its troops from the African Union...

      Sudan: Darfur

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the Organisation of Islamic Conference's rejection of the United Nations Human Rights Council's report on human rights abuses in Darfur.

      Taiwan: Direct Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which public authority is responsible for approving direct flights from the United Kingdom to other nations; and whether that authority has approved flights from...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any proposals to reorganise the structure of Waterways Ireland; if so, on what basis; by whom such proposals have been made; when they were...

      Waterways Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 12 March (WA 94) concerning Waterways Ireland carrying out work at Bagenalstown, whether outside contractors will...

      Waterways: Grand Canal Dock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 12 March (WA 99) concerning work to be carried out on the Grand Canal Dock, where the tender for work is being...

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