Written answers

Friday, 23 March 2007

  • Transport

    • British Transport Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many British Transport Police community support officers were based in each London borough in each of the last five years.

    • Departments: Paper

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

      Departments: Postal Services

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

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the different train companies on proposals to reduce the number of saver fares on the railways; and if he will make a...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the additional rolling stock being authorised for purchase by his Department to relieve overcrowding he plans to be used on services...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage (a) Network Rail and (b) South West Trains to improve its performance; and if he will make a statement.

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the (a) short-term and (b) long-term efficacy of interactive road signage in built-up areas for traffic...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he expects Afghanistan to increase the amount of electricity available through bilateral power purchase by the end of 2010;...

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding for Afghanistan was channelled through United Nations agencies in each year since 2004; and how much each UN agency...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to promote the active role of children and young people in governance programmes (a) in Bangladesh...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what strategies his Department has to ensure protection for the poorest communities in Bangladesh who will be affected by climate change.

      Developing Countries: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) funding and (b) other resources his Department (i) has committed to micro-insurance schemes in the developing world and (ii)...

      Developing Countries: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of micro-insurance schemes in the developing world.

      Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the environmental costs of importing flowers from (a) Ethiopia and (b) Kenya.

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the total cost has been of (a) setting up and (b) managing the Temporary International Mechanism in the Occupied Palestinian...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff have worked at the Temporary International Mechanism office in Jerusalem since it was founded.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Advertising Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent representations he has received from the advertising industry on the impact of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of...

    • Businesses: Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Occupation Exposure Limit-Framework Revision to (i)...

      Employment: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) one-off and (b) recurring cost of implementing the Biocidal Products Regulations 2001 to (i) businesses...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research the Government are undertaking into the long-term merits of electric heating by comparison with other heating sources.

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what research the Government plan to carry out on the long-term effect on carbon emissions of electric heating by comparison with other...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many chronic obstructive pulmonary disease coal health claims have been struck out through failure to meet the claims questionnaire...

      Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps he has taken to ensure that the conclusions of trials of smart enabled meters will be taken into account in plans for the...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the total UK gas storage capacity was on 1 January in each of the last 30 years for which records are available.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he has met British Nuclear Fuels to discuss the shortfall in revenues generated for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, column 1995W, on research, what methodology was used to ensure that the change to...

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effect of the change to the research councils budget.

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cambridge of 2 March 2007, Official Report, column 1602W, on research councils: finance, if he...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if his Department will take steps to introduce microfinance schemes for individuals in deprived areas to improve entreprenueurialism in those...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances an asylum seeker with exceptional leave to remain is able to leave and return to the UK.

    • Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied asylum seeking children arriving in the UK in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 were the subject of an age dispute; and how many...

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 144W, on departmental computers, from which office in his Department each...

      Work Permits: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were granted to footballers since 1990; and in what situations they were required.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to introduce sanctions against people who are evicted for antisocial behaviour who subsequently refuse...

    • Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) date and (b) location was of each outbreak of the H5N1 strain of avian influenza in UK poultry; what type of...

      Birds of Prey: Qatar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations govern the (a) import from and (b) export to Qatar of hybrid falcons; and what recent representations he...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in compensation to farmers for losses of animals because of (a) TB and (b) other reasons in each of the...

      Climate Change Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he expects the draft Climate Change Bill to allow emissions reductions attributed to the UK to be achieved overseas;...

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many destruction orders were made under the (a) Dogs Acts and (b) Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each London borough in...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department will launch the consultation on the Energy Efficiency Commitment 3.

      Horses: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward amendments to the Animals Act 1971 to mitigate the effects on the cost of insurance for horse...

      Marine Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any costs will be incurred by changing the name of the Marine Fisheries Agency to the Marine and Fisheries Agency.

      Poultry Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with EU ministers about the implementation of the 1999 Laying Hens Directive; and if he...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which foreign Governments have responded to his Department's publication "Protecting Whales—A Global Responsibility";...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 194W, on whaling, to which 57 countries the "Protecting...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Cultural Heritage: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2007, Official Report, column 455W, on English Heritage: finance, what estimate English Heritage...

    • Departments: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many meetings (a) she and (b) her Department's Ministers held with trade union representatives in 2006.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when she expects to answer question (a) 126210 and (b) 126569, on the 2012 Olympics, tabled by the hon. Member for Faversham and Mid Kent.

      Television Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what right of access the Television Licensing Authority has to enter private premises to search for equipment which may require a...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 201W, on the armed forces: deployment, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

    • Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he intends to place the order for a fourth Astute class submarine.

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2007, Official Report, column 1987W, on the Navy: military bases, (1) what factors have led to the delay in awarding...

      Senior Officers: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2007, Official Report, column 1366W, on senior officers: Transport, what the reasons are for the delay in placing a...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how many (a) direct and (b) indirect civilian jobs in (i) Scotland and (ii) the rest of the UK rely upon the Trident programme.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of the Royal Navy's Vanguard class SSBN ballistic submarines; and if he will consider enlarging the UK's...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether all vessels built under the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Programme will be (a) classified as military vessels and (b) constructed...

      Warships: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has investigated the feasibility of retrofitting the Bay class landing ship dock auxiliaries with aircraft hangers.

  • Deputy Prime Minister

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Office of the Third Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff work in the Office of the Third Sector, broken down by grade; and how many in each grade have (a) left and (b) joined the Office...

    • Office of the Third Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which outside consultants have been commissioned to work on the review of the Office of the Third Sector; what their role is in the exercise; and...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit fraud referrals were accepted for investigation in each year since 1999; in how many of these referrals fraud was detected in...

    • Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the cost of (a) operating and (b) advertising the benefit fraud hotline is in 2006-07; (2) what the cost was of (a) operating...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were prosecuted as a result of evidence obtained from callers using the benefit theft hotline in the last 12 months for which...

      Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many callers used the benefit fraud hotline in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of applications for community care grants took (a) less than two weeks, (b) two to four weeks, (c) four to six...

      Community Care Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for community care grants were (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful in each of the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Customer Overpayment Debt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individual cases of customer overpayment debt there have been in each year since 1997; what the total value was of customer...

      Eligible Loans Deduction Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to his Department has been of developing the Eligible Loans Deduction Scheme.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were in Employment Zone programmes for each month since April 2000; how many of those had previously engaged with...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an assessment of the cost of disregarding child benefit as income in claims for housing benefit and for tax credits.

      Housing Benefit: Homeless Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of changes to the housing benefit subsidy for homeless households in temporary accommodation on the...

      Housing Benefit: Homeless Households

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to require homeless families to pay a share of the (a) housing and (b) management costs of their temporary accommodation...

      Housing Benefit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress the Department is making in implementing the modernisation of housing benefit; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the current status of plans to reform housing benefit is; and when evidence will be available from the pilot areas.

      Immigration Crime Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Home Office on the creation of immigration crime partnerships; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers were noted as inaccurately matched to a given name in the last year for which figures are available.

      National Insurance: EC Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance numbers have been issued in Northamptonshire to non-UK nationals since EU enlargement.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) participated in the New Deal for Lone Parents (NDLP), (b) were participating in the NDLP for the second or more time and...

      New Deal Schemes: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people likely to participate in the New Deal self-employment programme in the next 12 months; and...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of families with children who could not afford (a) winter coats and shoes, (b) two...

      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...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were prosecuted for benefit fraud in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his letter of 8 February to the hon. Member for Totnes and the answer of 8 February 2007, Official Report, column 1214W, on...

      Tenants: Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of savings held by (a) local authority tenants, (b) registered social landlord tenants, (c) private...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households eligible for winter fuel payments in 2006-07; and how many applications his Department...

  • Health

    • Acute Beds: Eastern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many acute hospital beds per head of population there were in (a) the former Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire strategic health authority area,...

    • Ambulance Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency calls were made to ambulance services in each year since 1997-98.

      Blood Products: Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what mechanism she will report to the House the findings of the review under way into the documents held by the Department relating to the safety of...

      Bowel Cancer Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in England participating in the national bowel cancer screening programme have been invited to attend a follow-up endoscopy at each of the...

      Bowel Cancer Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding her Department allocated to the national bowel cancer screening programe for 2006-07; and what funding has been agreed for the programme in...

      Cancer: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Tamworth constituency residents have been treated for cancer in the last 12 months.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) minimum and (b) average period was that (i) primagravida and (ii) all other mothers spent in hospital after delivery in each year since 1995.

      Chiropody: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on provision of chiropody services in the Wirral.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the net primary dental service allocation in North Yorkshire and York primary care trust is ring-fenced.

      Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) net primary dental service allocation and (b) allocation for possible patient charge income was for Hambleton and Richmondshire...

      Departments: Risk Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's risk register.

      Depression

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1112W, on depression, who is responsible for (a) responding to and (b) following up...

      Health Services: Irish Community

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what sanctions are applicable to health bodies which fail to take account of the needs of the Irish community under the requirements of race equality schemes.

      Health: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to (a) collect information on prisoners' health and (b) share such information with relevant primary care trusts on the...

      Hearing Impaired: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment has been (a) undertaken and (b) published of the effectiveness of open-ear technology for audiology service as advocated in the...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the causes of the correlation between primary care trusts with low-age needs scores and health economies with greater...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2007, Official Report, column 2298W, on influenza: disease control, what observations the World Health Organisation...

      Maternity Services: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many maternity-related compensation claims there were in each year since 1995; (2) how much her Department paid in compensation to patients in...

      Musgrove Park Hospital: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for (a) in-patient, (b) day cases and (c) out-patient appointments in Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton, in each year...

      NHS Bodies and Premises: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have the authority to conduct inspections of (a) NHS bodies and NHS premises and (b) her Department; and from where that authority...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of calls to NHS Direct were referred to (a) 999 and (b) an accident and emergency department in each quarter since December...

      NHS: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to launch a website cataloguing best practice to support those introducing gender equality duties in the NHS.

      Nitrous Oxide: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been hospitalised as a consequence of inhaling nitrous oxide since 1997.

      Nitrous Oxide: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions she has had with the Home Secretary on the availability of nitrous oxide for recreational use.

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school nurses or full-time equivalents there were in Northamptonshire in each year from 2000 to 2006.

      Parkinson's Disease: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Parkinson's disease specialist nurses there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.

      Pembury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health why the figure for the cost of the Pembury hospital private finance initiative Scheme, as used by the Minister of State in her letter to hon. Members...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking (a) to facilitate and (b) to monitor the implementation of the Prostate Cancer Equality Action Plan.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what procedures she has put in place to ensure that men with prostate cancer are given information on (a) local support groups and (b) national...

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to raise awareness of prostate cancer.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to revise the Prostate Cancer Risk Management Programme; and what the timescale is for the revision.

      Prostate Cancer: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department's (a) 31 and (b) 62 day waiting time target for prostate cancer was met in Newcastle and Gateshead in the latest period for which...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) inpatient and (b) day case procedures were carried out in each year since 1997-98 (i) in England and (ii) in each NHS trust (A) for both...

      Voter Turnout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the voter turnout has been in elections for foundation trusts in 2006.

  • Constitutional Affairs

    • Postal Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs whether the Government have any further plans to conduct polls wholly by postal vote.

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when she expects the Under-Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs; the hon. and learned Member for Redcar (Vera Baird)...

      Reports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs when the Government expects to respond to (a) the eleventh report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life and (b) the...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what change is being made in Barnet college's grant for adult training; how many placements at Barnet college have been made by brokers...

    • Employment Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many visits to employers have been made by brokers promoting the Train to Gain programme in London; how many people have been...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the planned budget is for English for speakers of other languages provision over the next five years.

      Higher Education Funding Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what activities the Higher Education Funding Council for England undertook overseas in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05 and (c) 2005-06; and if...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will place in the Library the secondary curriculum programmes of study and level descriptions produced by the Qualifications and...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of domestic violence were recorded in each Police Service of Northern Ireland District Command Unit in each of the last three...

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) charged with and (b) convicted of domestic violence related offences in Northern Ireland in each of the last three...

      Local Government Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 94W, on local government reorganisation, if he will place in the Library a...

      Sexuality: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many representations his Department has received (a) in support of and (b) in opposition to the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation)...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have made representations to her Department stating that their additional funding for concessionary bus...

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from what date council tax bills for a new year are liable.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 February 2007, Official Report, columns 13-17WS, on departmental...

      Departments: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on her Department's contribution to tackling climate change.

      Departments: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many formal complaints were made to her Department on the conduct of (a) the Department and (b) individual members of...

      Departments: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which databases in her Department are (a) owned, (b) internally managed and (c) managed or maintained by external firms or...

      Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what strategy she has put in place for (a) the use of renewable energy and (b) meeting energy targets in her Department's...

      Equal Opportunities Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will break down by (a) sex, (b) age, (c) disability and (d) ethnic background the number of staff in the Equal...

      Government Contracts: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) sponsored public bodies has produced on making the award of public...

      Greenbelt: South East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on the amount of Green Belt land in the South East of the proposals in the South East...

      Housing: Water Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to introduce water temperature control in new homes.

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the causes of recent trends in public satisfaction with council services.

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the overall public satisfaction figures for (a) all local authorities and (b) each tier of local authority as collected...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether municipal recycling facilities are subject to business rates; (2) whether car parks are subject to business rates.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the ordnance survey technology tracking system reports from the last 12 months.

      Ordnance Survey: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the in-house staff magazine of the Ordnance Survey from the last 12 months.

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2007, Official Report, column 1102W, on parliamentary questions, and further to the...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many letters of objection she has received to the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge.

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes to the collection of local authority (a) planning or development control and (b) building control data by the...

      Community Development: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if her Department will take steps to introduce microfinance schemes for individuals to improve the economy in deprived areas.

  • Treasury

    • 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, what estimate his Department has made of the percentage of...

    • Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 8 February, transferred to his Department from the Department for...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1430W, on Departments: Manpower (1) which directors the personal assistants work for;...

      Gila Sacks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2007, Official Report, column 1490W, on Gila Sacks, which policy area Gila Sacks covers.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to issue a press notice on the appointment of each special adviser to his Department.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what aspects of the Government's Policy Review findings he plans to take into account in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Reverse Charge Mechanism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Paymaster General's written statement of 19 March 2007, whether any concessions were made by the UK Government in return for EU approval of...

      Treasury Board

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the conclusions were of the Treasury Board on 25 January 2007 on his Department's performance in the last quarter.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overseas Students

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many English for Speakers of Other Languages students are claiming tax credits; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any of the benchmarks set out in Afghanistan Compact have been revised; and if she will make a statement.

    • British Council: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which British Council offices (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last five years.

      British Council: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British Council offices there were in (a) Europe, (b) the Middle East, (c) South and Central America, (d) Africa,...

      Iran: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the government of Iran on the recent imprisonment of women campaigners; and if she will...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the effect of transfer of security responsibility to Iraqi forces on the security...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria are required to be fulfilled in order to proceed with the transfer of (a) Maysan and (b) Basra provinces to full...

      Malaysia: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the conclusions were of the consideration in 2006 by the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals of the...

      Pakistan: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) when the Pakistan-Afghanistan cross-border Jirga is expected to take place; what aims have been agreed for the Jirga; and...

      Poland: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with her Polish counterpart on a common EU energy policy.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will seek to extend the travel ban on Robert Mugabe to members of his family.

What is this?

The parliamentary question is a great way for MPs and Peers to discover information which the government may not wish to reveal. Ministers reply via written answers, a list of which gets published daily.

We let you vote on whether or not the answer given is adequate.

March 2007
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 

Did you find what you were looking for?