Written answers

Monday, 4 June 2007

  • Leader of the House

    • Sitting Hours

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will give further consideration to the sitting hours of the House on Wednesdays; and if he will make a statement.

    • Bills: Programming

      To ask the Leader of the House, if he will take steps to reduce the number of Bills which are programmed.

      Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will list the outside (a) agencies and (b) consultancies which are undertaking work commissioned by his Office; and what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost is of...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farming households there were in England in 2005-06.

    • Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much was received from the purchase of fishing rod licences in each of the last five years; (2) what the cost of...

      Bluetongue Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals from northern France have been refused entry due to blue tongue exclusion rules since 17 April.

      Carbon Emissions: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on advertising campaigns designed to encourage behavioural change to reduce carbon emissions in...

      Cattle: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live young calves were exported from the UK in each of the last five years; and to which destinations.

      Coastal Areas: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to fulfil his Department's pledge to improve access to the English coast.

      Departments: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departments: Sovereign Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department and its predecessor held with Sovereign Strategy in...

      Floods: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Environment Agency spent on flood defences in the west Midlands in (a) 2001, (b) 2004 and (c) 2006.

      Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions for the offence of fly-tipping there were in (a) England and Wales and (b) the West Midlands Region...

      Fly Tipping: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he is taking to encourage local authorities to increase the amount of information they submit to the...

      Freight: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the relative carbon efficiency of transporting freight by rail and by road.

      Grazing Land: Walls and Fences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration has been given to bringing forward proposals to extend the provisions of the Commons Act 2006 to deal with...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) number and (b) total area was of landfill sites in each region of England in each year since 2002-03.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the basis is for the policy on the allocation of landfill allowance trading scheme targets for local authorities (a) in...

      Landfill: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what value of fines has been issued by courts following successful prosecutions for release of pollution from landfill...

      Landfill: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) complaints, (b) court actions and (c) fines there were against landfill sites for problems related to (i)...

      Milk: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will visit a dairy farm in Kettering constituency to discuss farmgate milk prices.

      Pollution: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been levied in fines by local authorities for incidences of pollution against (a) companies, (b) local...

      State Veterinary Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff worked at the (i) State Veterinary Service, (ii) Dairy Hygiene and Egg...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) incentives and (b) penalties his Department has put in place to encourage local authorities to reduce their waste...

      Wastes: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of UK recyclable waste was exported to (a) China and (b) other countries by (i) ship and (ii) other forms...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by his Department on (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) hospitality in relation to those people funded by the Northern...

    • Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on advertising by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the outside (a) agencies and (b) consultancies which are undertaking work commissioned by his Department; and what the (i)...

      Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times his Department was found to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by his Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was raised from the sale of departmental property in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was received by the Department from the letting of its properties in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what properties the Department has (a) owned and (b) rented in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent estimate has been made of the value of the Department's property portfolio.

      Departments: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by his Department on overseas travel in each year since 1997.

      Motoring Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what procedures are in place for recovering penalties imposed for road traffic offences committed in Northern Ireland by drivers whose vehicles...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the White Paper, Meeting the Energy Challenge, what consideration is being given by the Government to siting a new nuclear power...

      Remedial Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children in Northern Ireland have been referred to the reading centre for remedial education from each parliamentary constituency.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the timescale for the introduction of legislation on the reform of sexual offences in Northern Ireland.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Freedom of Information

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the evidential basis was for the statement in the guidance issued by the House authorities on freedom of...

    • Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how much was spent by the Commission on legal fees in each of the last five years.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Incomes: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will undertake comparisons of minimum pensioner incomes across the European Union; and if he will make a statement.

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future provision of the carer's allowance.

      Occupational Pensions: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if his Department will consider uprating the level of compensation payable to those who suffered financial losses when their occupational...

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were entitled to bereavement benefits in the last year for which figures are available; and how many people claimed them.

      Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are taken to draw the attention of bereaved people to the availability of bereavement benefits.

      Carers' Allowances: Dystonia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effect of the extreme variability of attack of spasmodic torticollis (dystonia) on care component payments...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what increase in the number of deduction from earning orders was anticipated following the introduction of the Child Support Agency's...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average difference in child support payments is between those on the pre-2003 system and those on the new system in similar circumstances.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of claims for disability living allowance made by (a) telephone, (b) post and (c) an online claim form have taken (i)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received incapacity benefit in 2005-06.

      Incapacity Benefit: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Copeland were registered for incapacity benefit in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.

      Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many fatalities at work were recorded in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006; and how many have been recorded in 2007.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many inspections the Health and Safety Executive made for compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations 1989 in each of the last 10 years;...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many companies the Health and Safety Executive prosecuted in each of the last 10 years for non-compliance with the Noise at Work...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to provide guidance to the music and entertainment industry on the implementation of the Control of Noise at Work...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many venues on the Public Entertainment Licence Register have been inspected to ensure compliance with the Noise at Work Regulations 1989...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many venues on the Public Entertainment Licence Register he estimates will be inspected by April 2009 to ensure that they are complying...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many venues on the Public Entertainment Licence Register have been served staff improvement notices as a result of Health and Safety...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were awarded compensation for damage to their hearing from exposure to loud music in nightclubs under the Health and Safety at...

      Jobcentres: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were available through the jobcentres in Copeland in the financial year ending (a) March 1997 and (b) March 2007.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total expenditure was on each New Deal programme for each year since 1997-98.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of the new deal programme in each of the years for which figures are available since its inception, broken down by region.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of (a) full-time, (b) part-time and (c) all workers contributed to an occupational pension in each of the last...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants sold their domestic dwelling during the assessment period for the continued payment of pension credit in the last 12 months.

      Pensioners: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has in respect of provision for the pension entitlement of British citizens who move to reside in (a) Canada, (b) Australia and...

      Pensioners: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on removing the differential between fully indexed pensions and those pensions frozen because their recipients...

      Pensions: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what Government funding has been made available for pensioners whose pension funds have been wound up in the last 10 years.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) children and (b) pensioners in (i) Hartlepool constituency, (ii) Tees Valley sub-region, (iii) the North...

      Public Spaces: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many legal actions were brought against local and central government authorities as a consequence of accidents in publicly administered...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to reply to question 116900, on benefit sanctions on lone parents, tabled by the hon. Member for Bradford, North on 16 January 2007.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners are continuing to draw entitlement under the National Insurance Act 1925.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of 18 to 24-year-olds not in education, employment or training.

      Vacancies: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were notified to the jobcentre in Peterborough constituency in each month since January 2005.

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many face-to-face meetings David Freud held with outside bodies as part of the research for his review of the welfare system; (2) if...

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings David Freud had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department in preparing his review of the welfare system.

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will place in the Library copies of the documents provided to David Freud on the remit and scope of his review; (2) what...

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a list of the information sources used by David Freud and his team in preparing his review of the welfare system.

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the total staffing budget available to David Freud for his review of the welfare system was; and what proportion of this budget was...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Historic Buildings: Conservation

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what plans the Commissioners have to conserve the Priory Gatehouse in Worksop.

    • Legal Opinion: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how much was spent by the Commissioners on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Property: Rents

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how much was received by the Church Commissioners from the letting of properties in each of the last five years.

      Public Relations: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how much was spent by the Commissioners on public relations in each of the last five years.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost of redecoration and refurbishment in (a) Number 10 Downing street and (b) the flat above Number 11 Downing street has been since...

    • Charities: Cross Border Co-operation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what joint arrangements the Charity Commissioners and the Office of the Scottish Charities Regulator have in place for dealing with cross-border...

      Charities: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Government plan to make a public response to the Charity Commissioner's Stand and Deliver report; and if she will make a statement.

      Delivery Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2007, Official Report, columns 795-96W, on the Delivery Unit, on what dates the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit...

      Delivery Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2007, Official Report, columns 795-6W, on the Delivery Unit, on what dates the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit...

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for her Office in each...

      Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people with epilepsy are employed by her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many of (a) her Department's and (b) Number 10 Downing street's special advisers were on (i) paid and (ii) unpaid leave in order to assist...

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was raised from the sale of departmental property in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was received by her Department from the letting of its properties in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent estimate has been made of the value of the Department's property portfolio.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total cost of leasing departmental buildings and office space was for (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent by the Cabinet Office on public relations in each of the last five years.

      Disadvantaged: Nottingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress has been made since the visit of her team to Nottingham on 5 March in convening a Joint National-Local Steering Group on Early...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what progress she has made with plans to develop better health-led support from pre-birth to age two with midwives and nurses referred to in her...

      Policy Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the budget is of each of the Policy Review Working Groups.

      Unidentified Flying Objects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Defence and Overseas Secretariat received a copy of the Government's Unidentified Aerial Phenomena report.

      V

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how she will assess the effectiveness of Government funding for the v charity.

  • Scotland

    • Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, if he will list the outside (a) agencies and (b) consultancies which are undertaking work commissioned by his Department; and what the (i) purpose...

    • Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how many times his Department was found to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was raised from the sale of departmental property in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, what properties the Department (a) owned and (b) rented in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, how much was spent by his Department on public relations in each of the last five years.

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission how much was spent by the Commission on legal fees in each of the last five years.

  • International Development

    • Asia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's total direct expenditure in (a) China, (b) Vietnam and (c) Burma was in each of the last five years; and what...

    • Burundi: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Government of Burundi on the reintroduction of confessional schools in Burundi.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) his...

      Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many times his Department was found to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in each of the last five years; and if...

      Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people with epilepsy are employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on public relations in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to recruitment consultants in each year since 1997.

      Developing Countries: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes promoting development through eco-tourism and environmental protection his Department has.

      Equatorial Guinea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid the Government gave (a) directly and (b) through non-governmental organisations to Equatorial Guinea in each of the last...

      Group of Eight

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the forthcoming G8 meeting will discuss Africa and Climate Change; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what role his Department plays in HM Treasury's work on economic development in Israel and Palestine.

      Nepal: Refugee Camps

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of living conditions in the Goldhap refugee camp in eastern Nepal.

      Overseas Aid: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) expenditure and (b) proportion of the aid budget was used to support electricity generation projects in each of the last...

      Syrian Arabic Republic: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid was given by the UK to Syria in (a) 1999 and (b) 2006.

      Vaccination: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received on the development of a new tuberculosis vaccine; and if he will make a statement.

      World Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what action he is taking in response to the resignation of the president of the World Bank.

      World Bank Energy Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of his Department's annual contribution to the World Bank was spent on the World Bank Energy Programme in each of the last...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Cheques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the impact on the consumer of trends in the numbers of retailers refusing to accept cheques as payment in point...

    • China: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many motorcycles manufactured in China of 50cc and under were imported into the UK in each year since 1997.

      Coastal Areas: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what action his Department plans to take as a result of discussions at the Coastal Towns Conference held on 8 May.

      Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many times his Department was found to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his policy is on responsibility for the disposal of waste electrical and electronic equipment where a company providing a membership...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the (a) annual and (b) membership fees charged to companies by the Department in connection with the...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what provisions the Department has negotiated with companies establishing membership schemes with advance fees for the disposal of waste...

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate he has made of the financial implications of the UK's involvement with the Galileo project.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to agree procedures for coal industry compensation claims where the Medical Disputes Procedure has been completed but...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many (a) former miners and (b) members of families of former miners in (i) North Staffordshire, (ii) Newcastle-under-Lyme and (iii) the...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many outstanding claims there are in relation to (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) vibration white finger for (i) living...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many miners and former miners have died before settlement of (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) vibration white finger...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many miners' compensation claims have been paid in part or in full by (a) the UDM, (b) Kidd and Spoor Harper, (c) Frank Allen...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects to commence the pilot with the Law Society on advice for miners on complaints options for double-charging for industrial...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry which 30 firms of solicitors have handled the greatest ill-health compensation cases settled via the fast-track for miners' compensation.

      Judgments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the implications for (a) public policy and (b) the public purse of judgment in the Myatt v. NCB case.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry on what date the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will end.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry for what reasons further support for the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is not being offered; and if he will make a...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what the reasons were for each of the reductions in domestic grant support for solar photovoltaics under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme;...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire to the Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food...

      Minimum Wage: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the deterrent effect on employers of the January 2007 increase in financial penalties for non-payment of the...

      Office of Fair Trading: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will take steps to simplify the procedure for making complaints to the Office of Fair Trading.

      Office of Fair Trading: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many complaints the Office of Fair Trading has received in relation to uncompetitive practices in the newspaper industry in the last 12 months.

      OM Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to his answer of 27 April 2007, Official Report, column 1361W, on OM Energy, what assistance his Department has given to OM Energy...

      Pipelines: Sakhalin Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when the consultation process on the Export Credits Guarantee Department's funding of the Sakhalin II oil and gas project will end.

      Pipelines: Sakhalin Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry when he expects the Export Credits Guarantee Department to make a final decision on funding the British elements of the Sakhalin II oil and...

      Post Offices: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post offices closed in the Chelmsford local authority area (a) between June 1987 and May 1997 and (b) since May 1997.

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many post office closures there were between 1987 and 1997, broken down by type of post office.

      Professional Organisations: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) what discussions have taken place between the Office of Fair Trading and other bodies on complaints against the (a) Law Society, (b)...

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether he asks research councils (a) to report and (b) to record the regional distribution of their allocations; and whether the councils...

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the size of the UK sunbed industry market; and what assessment he has made of the industry's...

      Telephone Services: Unsolicited Goods and Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry (1) how many £50,000 fines have been issued to companies using silent calls to contact consumers; (2) what estimates his Department...

      Thorp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the financial impact of the delay in the restart of the THORP Reprocessing Plant at Sellafield; and when he...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry within what timeframe he expects to establish a scheme for individual producer responsibility.

      Wind Power: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many wind turbines there are in East Sussex; and where they are located.

  • Treasury

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average net weekly pay was in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West, (c) England and (d) the UK in each year since 1979.

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average gross weekly pay was in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West, (c) England and (d) the UK in each year since 1979.

      Average Earnings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what gross annual earnings were in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 1979.

      Departments: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to enhancing the role of Parliament in appointing (a) the chairman and chief executive of the Financial Services Authority,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the Financial Secretary to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey of 19 March 2007,...

      Older Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what percentage of (a) men aged 65 years and (b) women (i) aged over 60 years and (ii) over 65 years were (A) employed and (B) unemployed in...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) holidays and (b) visiting friends and relatives visits were made to the UK in (i) 1996 and (ii) 2006 from (A) the United States, (B) Germany,...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) holidays and (b) visiting friends and relatives visits were made to the UK in (i) 1996 and (ii) 2006 by British passport-holding residents of...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) holidays and (b) visiting friends and relatives visits were made to the UK in (i) 1996 and (ii) 2006 by non-British passport-holding...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the savings ratio was for (a) men and (b) women in each of the last 10 years.

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was allocated to each English local education authority for nursery education grant in each of the last three years; (2) what percentage of...

      Social Security Benefits: Take-up

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the assumed percentage take up rate is for (a) working tax credit, (b) pension credit, (c) council tax benefit by (i) pensioners and (ii) all...

      Taxation: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the consultation on the implementation of the EU leisure tax on marine fuel to report.

      Unemployment: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people aged 24 years of age or under were considered to be economically inactive in each London borough in each of the last 10 years.

      Voucher Schemes: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individual applications were approved under the childcare voucher scheme in each of the last five years.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people reported a change in earnings taking them above the £25,000 income disregard for tax credits in the latest financial year for which...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken was to dispatch an award notice to tax credit recipients who reported changed circumstances in each parliamentary constituency...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how long staff answering customer calls at call centres on behalf of the tax credit office are recommended to spend on each call; and if he will make...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what meetings she has held with the Arts Council England since 1 January; and if she will publish the minutes of those meetings.

    • Arts Council of England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding was provided to the Arts Council England in each year since its formation.

      Arts: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the impact of deduction of tax at source from the remuneration payable to self-employed contractors in...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on the BBC Jam service prior to its suspension.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she had with the BBC Trust prior to its decision to suspend the BBC Jam service.

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the implications for the BBC Trust's public service broadcasting obligations of its decision to suspend...

      British Library

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the visitor numbers recorded for the British Library were for the latest year for which figures are available; and what change this...

      Broadcasting Programmes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what response she has made to the recent Ofcom report on the trend in levels of spending on domestically-originated television...

      Cultural Heritage: Barwick in Elmet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what action English Heritage is taking under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Areas Act 1979 to protect and enhance the Barwick...

      Cultural Heritage: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if her Department will take steps to include measures required to accommodate the effects of climate change on heritage sites and the...

      Cultural Heritage: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will issue guidance to relevant organisations to which her Department provides funding on matters concerning the impact of...

      Cultural Heritage: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if her Department will take steps to consolidate and update legislation on the protection of marine heritage.

      Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times her Department was found to have been in breach of the Data Protection Act 1998 in each of the last five years; and if...

      Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people with epilepsy are employed by her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by her Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of her Department's special advisers were on (a) paid and (b) unpaid leave in order to assist with party political matters...

      Departments: Non-Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what operating grants were allocated to each of the non-departmental public bodies for which her Department is responsible in each of...

      Departments: Non-Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what efficiency savings (a) her Department has sought from and (b) have been achieved by each of the non-departmental public bodies...

      Departments: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants for which her Department is responsible have been given to Peterborough city council since 1997; and what the value was of...

      Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) her...

      Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on advertising by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much her Department and its agencies paid to recruitment consultants in each year since 1997.

      Digital Broadcasting: Broadcasting Reception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of households can currently receive digital terrestrial transmission in the (a) Anglia, (b) Border, (c) Central, (d)...

      Digital Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many households qualifying for assistance in switching over to digital television in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland...

      Football: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps her Department is taking to prevent the re-sale of tickets for football matches (a) on the street and (b) online.

      Leisure: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions she has had with the chief executive of People 1st on the national skills strategy for the hospitality, leisure, travel...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what effect the use of Lottery funding for the 2012 Olympic Games will have on funding of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will (a) consult shooting organisations on the location for Olympic shooting events and (b) reconsider the decision to site...

      Sport England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the funding allocation for Sport England is for each of the next two financial years.

      Sports: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans she has to extend the young apprenticeship in sports management leadership and coaching pilot project.

      Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will place in the Library a copy of the report prepared and sent in response to the request from the UNESCO World Heritage...

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's code of practice on ticket touting in reducing that practice.

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance her Department has issued to internet auction sites on ticket touting; and if she will make a statement.

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions she has had with representatives of (a) music concerts, (b) music festivals, (c) sporting events and (d)...

      Tourism: Costal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much VisitBritain spent in promoting British seaside destinations in each of the last five years.

      Tourism: Irish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists from the Irish Republic visited the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Tourism: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which 10 tourist attractions in the Peterborough city council area attracted the largest number of visitors in each year since 1997.

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions she has met the current Chairman of VisitBritain; what the agenda was for each meeting; and if she will make a...

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the adequacy of VisitBritain's funding against its objectives.

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans and resources VisitBritain has to change the scope of its operation in countries that have acceded to the European Union...

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the recent job reductions announced by VisitBritain are of posts located in (a) the UK, (b) other European Union member...

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the recent job reductions announced by VisitBritain will be in tourism research and statistics; and if she will make a statement.

      VisitBritain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what resources will be made available to VisitBritain for promoting overseas visits to the UK during and following the 2012 Olympic and...

      World Heritage Sites: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what response she has made to UNESCO's proposal to remove Westminster and the Tower of London from the list of world heritage sites; and...

  • Transport

    • A14: Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what factors he took into account in implementing a ban on allowing HGV vehicles to overtake on the A14; what criteria were used to select the A14; if...

    • Aviation: Radioactive Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many flights have taken place in which (a) spent nuclear fuel and (b) nuclear waste was carried within United Kingdom airspace since 2001; what...

      Central Trains: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has held with Central Trains on staffing levels on services between Shropshire, Wales and Birmingham New Street station.

      Driving Instruction: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many qualified driving (a) instructors and (b) examiners there were in England in each year since 1997.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving tests for the car were taken in each year since 1997.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the overall pass rate was for those taking car driving tests in each year since 1997.

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people passed their car driving test at the (a) first, (b) second, (c) third, (d) fourth and (e) fifth attempt in each year since 1997,...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers are licensed to drive motor vehicles on public roads in Great Britain.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) provisional, (b) full and (c) repeat provisional driving licences were issued in each year since 1997.

      Great Western Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what action First Great Western is taking to improve its (a) 143, (b) 150, (c) 153 and (d) 158 class diesel multiple units.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2006, Official Report, column 750-51W, on Heathrow Airport, what estimate his Department has made of the likely...

      Lorries: Tachographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the (a) introduction of digital tachographs in heavy goods vehicles and (b) reliability of those instruments;...

      M42: Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) lessons have been learned and (b) conclusions have been reached on the trial ban on heavy goods vehicles overtaking on the M42; whether he...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has had from motorcycle racing and motorcycle sports organisations on the Off Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill; and if he will...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse has been of (a) fatal road traffic accidents, (b) serious road traffic accidents and (c) minor road traffic...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average cost to the public purse of each (a) fatal road traffic accident, (b) serious road traffic accident and (c) minor road traffic...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent in the last 12 months in each Highways Agency area by them on litter collection; what further action he plans to take to reduce...

      Roads: Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance he has issued to Highways Agency staff on the reporting and prosecution of those witnessed depositing rubbish or litter on the highway;...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate what average reduction in speed results from the use of (a) a visible police patrol and (b) SPECS cameras.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the number of film speed cameras which will be converted to digital in each of the next five years.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of speeding infringements which were detected by (a) fixed speed cameras, (b) mobile speed cameras, (c)...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fixed speed cameras, (b) mobile speed cameras, (c) SPECS speed cameras and (d) police enforcement teams were in operation in each year...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average (a) capital cost and (b) annual running costs were of (i) fixed speed cameras and (ii) vehicle activated speed indicating devices in...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the reduction in accidents resulting from the installation of (a) fixed speed cameras and (b) vehicle activated speed indicating...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle activated speed indicating devices were in operation in each of the last five years; and how many he expects to be in operation in...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the average reduction in speed which results from the installation of (a) a fixed speed camera and (b) a vehicle activated speed...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which criteria are used when deciding whether fixed speed cameras should be installed.

      Thames Gateway Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to decide on the proposed Thames Gateway Bridge; what progress he has made towards determining a tolling regime; and if he will make a...

      Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many passenger miles were undertaken by (a) car, (b) rail and (c) bus in (i) 1977, (ii) 1987 and (iii) in each year since 1997; (2) how...

      Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of the projected growth in vehicle use up to 2025 which is attributable to population growth.

      Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many foreign registered vehicles left England in each year since 1997, broken down by category of vehicle.

      Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many UK registered vehicles there were in each year since 1997, broken down by category of vehicle.

      Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has had from rural and farming organisations on the Off Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill; and if he will make a statement.

      Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will estimate the number of additional vehicles which would be included in the provisions of the Vehicle Excise and Registration Act 1994 should...

      Vehicles: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many owners of cars in the Peterborough city council area are liable to pay the new band G tax.

  • Education and Skills

    • Adoption: Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what legal advice the Government have received on the recognition of adoptions in Europe.

    • Autism: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many autistic students are enrolled in schools in (a) Greater London, (b) the London borough of Havering and (c) Romford.

      Connexions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of interventions by the Connexions service involved face-to-face contact in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Curriculum: Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the national curriculum requirement is for the provision of physical education in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools.

      Departments: Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which projects in his Department the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit has assessed in the last 12 months.

      Education: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much capital expenditure there was in the education sector in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.

      Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils completed Learning and Skills Council-funded programmes in London in each of the last five years.

      Education: Body Image

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effect of an individual's body image on their academic achievement.

      Esol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the effect on (a) pupil attendance and (b) availability of places of changes to the English for Speakers of...

      Level 2 Attainment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of people aged 19 achieved level 2 by (a) the age of 16 including English and mathematics and (b) by the age of 19...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children attending (a) denominational and (b) maintained schools in each local education authority in England were...

      GCSE: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will list the local education authorities in England in order of proportion of students attaining five A to C grades GCSEs on average...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which organisation was used by his Department to assess the appropriateness of the electoral arrangements for deciding on the continuance of...

      Higher Education: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students from (a) Yorkshire and Humberside, (b) the East Riding of Yorkshire and (c) nationally were allocated a university...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much per capita funding was provided by his Department for (a) higher national diplomas and (b) foundation degrees in each of the last...

      Information Sharing Index

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the expenditure by his Department was on funding the supplement in The Guardian newspaper on the Information Sharing Index; and what...

      Land: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much has been spent by (a) local authorities and (b) the Government on the purchase of land for educational use in (i) outer and (ii)...

      Mediation: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will take steps to increase the number of family law mediation schemes in England and Wales.

      Missing Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children went missing from social services care in each of the last 10 years; how many went missing for over one month; and how...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1395-96W, on Ofsted, what the name was of each consultant employed; what...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, column 363W, on physical education what measures have been put in place to...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of current pupils have received (a) a fixed period exclusion more than once and (b) a permanent exclusion,...

      Pupil Exclusions: Maintained Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills in how many maintained mainstream schools more than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 15 per cent., (c) 20 per cent., (d) 25 per cent. and (e) 30...

      Pupil Referral Units: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of pupils with (a) moderate learning difficulties, (b) emotional, behavioural and social difficulties, (c)...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many applications for authorised absences for holidays during term time were made to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in England...

      Pupils: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what provision the Government make for apprenticeships to give school pupils access to one day or more training every week in a work-type...

      Pupils: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many admissions appeals were (a) heard and (b) successful for pupils in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each year since 1997.

      Pupils: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many unauthorised absences were recorded in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Eastbourne and (ii) East Sussex in each year...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average expenditure per head was on children in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) the denominational and (ii) the...

      Pupils: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance his Department issues to local authorities and schools about (a) appropriate professional relationships between teachers and...

      Schools: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects to publish guidance to schools on the use of biometric technologies.

      Schools: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, columns 365-66W, on schools: combined heat and power, which local planning...

      Schools: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, columns 365-66W, on schools: combined heat and power, how many new school buildings...

      Schools: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students were convicted of crimes committed at their school during school hours in the London Borough of Havering in each year...

      Schools: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions he has held with (a) the National Association of Schoolmasters/Union of Women Teachers, (b) the Health and Safety...

      Secondary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which maintained secondary schools in England which have sixth forms preparing pupils for A level do not offer A level courses in (a)...

      Social Enterprise Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which (a) schools and (b) tertiary-level institutions offer social enterprise studies among the courses for the officially recognised...

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on how many occasions in the last five years the publication date of statistics produced by his Department has been changed; what the (a)...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the expected cost is of fee (a) loans and (b) grants for full-time students on undergraduate degrees linked to Higher Education...

      Supply Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was spent on supply teachers in each of the last five years, broken down by local education authority.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher's wage was in the last 12 months in each local education authority.

      Teachers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many teaching staff have been on sick leave (a) in total and (b) as a result of stress-related illness in each of the last five years;...

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1868W, on teaching methods, what proportion of (a) mathematics, (b)...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many of the consortia which have been approved to offer diploma courses from September 2008 include at least (a) one further education...

      Pupils: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) guidance and (b) support is available in schools for children suffering from eating disorders; (2) what materials her Department...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Apache AH-64 Helicopter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what technical problems have delayed the deployment of Apache helicopters to Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Desert Hawk mini-unmanned aerial vehicles have been (a) lost and (b) damaged beyond repair in Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces are located outside the United Kingdom.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average tour interval is of (a) 1st Battalion the Royal Welsh, (b) 1st Battalion the Scots Guards, (c) 19th Regiment Royal Artillery, (d)...

      Armed Forces: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget is for the up keep of the garden at the residence of (a) the General Officer Commanding Northern Ireland and (b) the Commander in Chief...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the (a) availability and (b) adequacy of accommodation for phase 3 of the Army Recruiting and Training Division draft...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was charged for damages to occupants of Modern Housing Solutions housing in each financial year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Occupant's Handbook will be made available to occupants of Modern Housing Solutions housing.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) name and (b) rank was of each senior British military representative to CENTCOM of the United States between 2001 and 2006; how long each...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints from (a) RAF, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Army personnel the Armed Forces Joint Personnel Administration Agency's internal complaints...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what records his Department holds on (a) the number of personnel (i) serving and (ii) serving less than 22 years in the (A) Army, (B) Royal Navy and (C)...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the reasons are for the policy on the payment of a pension to a former spouse of a retired member of the armed forces under 65 years.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited to (a) Phase One, (b) Phase Two and (c) Phase Three under the Army Recruiting and Training Division Statement of...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of those due to report for Army Recruiting and Training Division courses at the Infantry Battle School in Brecon failed to...

      Armed Forces: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force have served less than (a) nine years as an officer and (b) 12 years...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances of armoured vehicle breakdown there have been in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in the last six months, broken down by vehicle type.

      Army Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1851W, on army costs, for what purpose the chicken wire was erected at the residence of...

      Army Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1851W, on army costs, for what purpose the supa-stadia pitch marker was purchased for the...

      Army: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) members of the armed forces and (b) non-armed forces staff are assigned to the household of the General Officer Commanding London District.

      Army: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2007, Official Report, column 843W, on Army: Greater London, how much the General Officer Commanding London District is...

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when Alan Garwood notified his Department that he was joining BAE Systems on leaving the Defence Export Services Organisation.

      Defence Equipment: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints were registered in each of the last five years about equipment during training exercises.

      Defence Export Services: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the post of Head of Defence Export Services was advertised; and in what publications.

      Defence Export Services: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is on the selection panel that will appoint the new Head of Defence Export Services.

      Defence Export Services: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to be able to announce the appointment of the new Head of Defence Export Services.

      Departments: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) instructions are issued to staff in his Department and (b) technical procedures are in place to shut down computers at night.

      Departments: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14th May 2007, Official Report, column 514W, on Departments: ICT, whether the identified overseas design solution for the...

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff funded by the public purse in his Department are classified as people without posts.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) RFA Oakleaf, (b) RFA Brambleleaf and (c) RFA Fort Victoria are to be disposed of before the end of 2007.

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent by his Department on public relations in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Rating (Empty Properties) Bill 2006-07

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the financial and other consequences of the likely effect of the Rating (Empty Properties) Bill on his Department; and if...

      Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department and its agencies paid to recruitment consultants in each year since 1997.

      Ex-servicemen: Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice his Department gives to members of HM Armed Forces who resign on their right to apply for local authority housing accommodation.

      Ex-servicemen: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1853W, on ex-servicemen: health services, how many cases the Service Personnel and...

      Gulf War Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on Gulf war syndrome and its effects on Gulf war veterans; and if he will...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has in respect of the provision of (a) pension entitlements and (b) other benefits entitlements to Gurkha soldiers who retired from...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the UK's military position on Iran.

      Iraq Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of the production of aide memoire cards on combat identification for Operation Telic.

      Iraq: Basra Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Main Estimates 2007-08 (HC 438), if he will place in the Library a copy of the undertakings given to the Iraqi Ministry of Transport in...

      Iraq: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice Ministers, military personnel and civil servants in his Department gave to their counterparts in the United States prior to the disbandment...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 8 May 2007, Official Report, columns 63-64W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, if he will break down the number of attacks in...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what advice and assistance is planned to be made available for soldiers of the 2nd Battalion the Duke of Lancaster's Regiment on their return from their...

      Iraq-Kuwait Conflict: Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the number of British Gulf War I veterans who have been tested for contamination by depleted uranium; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministry of Defence and Department of Health Partnership Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Ministry of Defence and Department of Health Partnership Board was set up; how many times it has met; and if he will place in the Library the...

      Navy: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the budget was for the Fishery Protection Squadron in each year since 1997; (2) how many personnel there were in the Fishery Protection...

      RAF St Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on agreements between his Department, Metrix and the National Assembly for Wales in relation to (a) the final package...

      RFA Fort Victoria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when RFA Fort Victoria will be rejoining the fleet.

      Territorial Waters: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the two inquiries he initiated on 16 April following the seizure of Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel by the Iranian authorities on 23 March...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to estimate the cost of re-linking war pensions with earnings.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to question 136394, on Land Rovers, tabled by the hon. Member for Cotswold on 2 May.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of total insured fire losses arson accounted for in each of the last five years.

    • Arson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of how much arson cost the economy in each of the last five years.

      Arson: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of arson in each of the last five years.

      Arson: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many car fires were started maliciously in each of the last five years.

      Arson: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many school fires were started maliciously in Cornwall in each of the last five years.

      Combined Heat and Power: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer by the Secretary of State for Education and Skills of 10 May 2007, Official Report, columns 365-6W, on...

      Council Housing: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in (a) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland and (b) (i) Middlesbrough and (ii) Redcar and Cleveland council...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of the sale price of council houses in (a) Swindon and (b) England was spent on social housing in each of the...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the total administrative cost of the council tax revaluation in England, including...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic properties in (a) Solihull, (b) Birmingham and (c) England are classified by the Valuation Office Agency...

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by her Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of her Department's special advisers were on (a) paid and (b) unpaid leave in order to assist with party political...

      Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) her...

      Disadvantaged: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what criteria she uses to determine membership of the Digital Challenge Inclusion network; (2) what funding will be...

      Electric Cables: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to issue planning guidance on (a) the building of new homes and schools within 60 metres of high...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what projects will be affected by the suspension by the European Commission of payments under the European Regional Development...

      Homebuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social tenants have access to the Social Homebuy scheme.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were classified as falling into the category used in the Answer of 13 December 2002, Official Report, column...

      Homelessness: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on the homeless status of members of HM Armed Forces who resign; and if...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new (a) local authority and (b) housing association properties were (i) started and (ii) completed in 2005-06, broken...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) social rented and (b) shared ownership houses were built in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in each year since...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to issue guidance on red ash testing.

      Housing: Eltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in Eltham have been improved as a result of the Government's Decent Homes programme; and how much she...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many units of affordable housing for (a) rent and (b) sale were built with funding generated by recycled capital...

      Housing: Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the work of local authorities' co-ordinators of regulatory services in relation to...

      Housing: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by how much average house prices have increased (a) in the Tees Valley and (b) the area corresponding as closely as possible...

      Housing: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to increase the number of shared equity family homes in (a) Warrington South and (b) other North West...

      Housing: Public Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the availability of housing for (a) nurses, (b) teachers, (c) police officers, (d)...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of the Decent Homes Standard on leasehold charges on owners of former right to buy...

      Housing: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she proposes to make land available for affordable housing in the North Yorkshire National Park.

      Local Authorities: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will extend the policy of allowing local authorities to sell land to local communities for £1 and receive extra...

      Local Government Finance: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to provide for the additional social costs of higher than average aged populations of the larger...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to take forward the recommendations in the Lyons Review of Local Government on exemptions and relief in relation...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 April 2007, Official Report, column 1189W, if she will assess the effect of the level of the...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what communication her Department had with the Chair of the Advisory Panel for Public Sector Information between 10 July 2006...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legislation will be required to establish (a) the new Infrastructure Planning Commission and (b) the other proposed...

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what remuneration she expects to allocate to the proposed planning commissioners; and when the template for the specific areas...

      Planning: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the consistency of the environmental standards for new homes set by local planning...

      Public Buildings: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on the installation in (a) new and (b) existing local authority public buildings of energy-producing...

      Public Lavatories: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether guidelines are included in building regulations on the design of grab rails in disabled access toilets.

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what input her Department has made to the joint departmental review of sub-national economic development and regeneration; and...

      Regeneration: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how her Department plans to assess the effectiveness of the South East England regional development agency in its new lead role...

      Regeneration: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will undertake research to further the understanding of the common characteristics of factors affecting coastal towns.

      Revenue Support Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in her Department's review of day visitor indicators with reference to their future inclusion in the...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes the Government have made to the regulations and guidance to local authorities on how to handle the proceeds from...

      Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans (a) to require planning permission for second homes, (b) to impose quotas on the number of second homes in...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority homes were sold under right to buy in each of the last five years; and how many new homes were built by...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will revise the system of consultations between public sector long leaseholders and registered social landlords under the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administrative costs were of the 10 (a) largest and (b) smallest registered social landlords in England in 2006-07.

      Thames Gateway: Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on her plans for the proposed Thames Gateway Parkland.

      Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legislation allows the immediate moving on of travellers trespassing on local authority land in circumstances where there...

      Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what action may be taken against local authorities which do not provide adequate traveller sites.

      Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which tier of authority has legal responsibility for provision of traveller sites in two tier authority areas.

      Travelling People: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the required number is of traveller site spaces in each local authority in (a) the East Midlands and (b) South Yorkshire.

      Travelling People: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority travellers sites there are in each local authority area in (a) South Yorkshire and (b) the East...

      Travelling People: Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many convictions of travellers there were in 2006 for trespass on (a) Government and (b) local authority-owned land.

      Unitary Councils: Higher Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) name and (b) grade is of the most senior civil servant working on unitary authority bids; how long that person...

      Urban Areas: Tree Planting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to encourage the planting of trees in (a) urban streets and (b) other urban locations; and if she...

      Urban Areas: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research she has commissioned into the amenity value of trees in (a) urban streets and (b) other urban locations.

      Urban Areas: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on the planting and maintenance of trees in (a) urban streets and (b) other urban locations; and if she...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to reply to question 136345, on home information packs, tabled by the hon. Member for Cotswold on 2 May.

  • Justice

    • Acquittals

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many people who were jailed in the United Kingdom for (a) murder and (b) manslaughter have been subsequently found innocent by the Court of...

    • Age of Majority

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will consider introducing a pilot scheme for lowering the voting age to 16 years to ascertain the effects on (a) political engagement and...

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the financial implications of the planned changes are to the way in which care proceedings are dealt with in court.

      Cemeteries

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many cases of (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful litigation there have been related to injuries and deaths caused by falling...

      Cemeteries

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what involvement the National Association of Memorial Masons had in determining standards of health and safety in council graveyards; (2)...

      Children's Panel Solicitors

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many children's panel solicitors are registered in (a) Nottinghamshire and (b) England; and how many were so registered in each case in...

      Crime: Sentencing

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice which offences fall under the definition of 'acquisitive crime' as referred to by the Secretary of State for Justice in his recent speech on...

      Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will list the outside (a) agencies and (b) consultancies which are undertaking work commissioned by her Department; and what the (i)...

      Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what the cost was of designing, procuring and installing new signage for her Department in all buildings; (2) how much her Department has...

      Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the cost of setting up her Department's new website was.

      Departments: Statistics

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will take steps to collect statistics on erroneous data collections by her Department.

      Divorce

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many (a) pension sharing orders and (b) divorces were granted in each month since December 2000.

      Dovegate Prison

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many staff were deployed to HM Prison Dovegate from other establishments during the disturbance on 2 February; and from what establishments...

      Elections: Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what assessment she has made of the merits of introducing internet voting for (a) general and (b) council elections.

      Evidence

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what assessment she has made of the merits of filming evidence given by witnesses (a) to the police and (b) during a trial for use in appeal cases.

      Family Courts: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether the Government plan to introduce independent advocacy for children in family court cases where sexual abuse allegations have been made.

      Judiciary: Retirement

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the mandatory retirement age is for (a) judges and (b) Law Lords.

      Judiciary: Retirement

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what procedures are in place for magistrates who wish to continue to work over the age of 70-years-old.

      Juries: Welsh Language

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice which (a) persons and (b) institutions have been consulted on the consultation paper The Use of Bilingual (English and Welsh Speaking) Jurors...

      Legal Advice and Assistance: Armed Forces

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will bring forward proposals to improve the legal advice and service available to bereaved service families; and if she will make a statement.

      Magistrates: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many magistrates are expected to be recruited in 2007.

      Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether she has any plans to review the statutory retirement age for magistrates.

      Magistrates: Retirement

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many magistrates are expected to retire in 2007.

      Offenders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many offenders on (a) parole and (b) licence were recalled to prison in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many offences were committed by tagged offenders in the London Borough of Bexley in each of last five years.

      Pentonville Prison: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what mechanisms are in place to ensure that investigations into professional standards issues among staff at HM Prison Pentonville are conducted...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice when Lord Carter's review of short term prison place building plans and longer term issues affecting the prison estate will be completed; and...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from HMP (a) East Sutton Park and (b) Askham Grange in each year since 1997; and how many remain at large.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from HMP (a) Ford and (b) Hewell Grange in each year since 1997; and how many of those remain at large.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from (a) HM Prison Hollesley Bay and (b) HM Prison Kirkham in each year since 1997; and how many of those in each...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners absconded from (a) HMP North Sea Camp and (b) HMP Leyhill in each year since 1997; and how many of those remain at large.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2007, Official Report, column 249W, on prisoners' release, how many and what percentage of prisoners released...

      Prisoners: Assessments

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what guidance is provided to (a) publicly and (b) privately run prisons on procedures for making assessments of prisoners on entry to prison.

      Prisoners: Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the (a) energy cost and (b) average number of prisoners per annum was in each prison for which her Department has responsibility in each...

      Prisoners: Iran

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many Iranian nationals were detained in UK prisons (a) on remand and (b) as serving prisoners in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what problems were incurred by prison establishments as a consequence of difficulties in implementing the i-procurement IT system; how long these...

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the maximum penalty is for trafficking unauthorised articles into prison establishments; how many people were convicted of this offence in...

      Probation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many community probation projects have been visited by Ministers from her Department in the last 12 months.

      Repossession Orders: Warrington

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many orders for repossessions were (a) applied for and (b) granted to Warrington Borough Council or Golden Gates Housing in each of the...

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what steps she is taking to encourage voter participation in (a) general and (b) council elections.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what estimate she has made of the number of young offenders with (a) a drug dependency problem and (b) a mental health problem.

      Young Offenders: Counselling

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much was spent on (a) routine assessment and (b) therapeutic interventions for young people with experiences of (i) abuse and neglect and...

      Young Offenders: Dyspraxia

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what progress has been made in diagnosing dyspraxia and related conditions in young offender institutions since 1997.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Central Asia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on Central Asian foreign nationals fighting in Afghanistan.

    • Alan Johnston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps her Department has taken to secure the release of the captured BBC correspondent Alan Johnston; and if she will make...

      Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the case of Alexander Litvinenko.

      Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Russian authorities on the case of Alexander Litvinenko in the last three months.

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to encourage improvement in Myanmar's record on human rights.

      Burma: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government have had with the Governments of (a) India, (b) China and (c) South Korea on the Shwe gas...

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the building of a military bunker near the new capital of Burma.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the land in the Dhekelia sovereign base in Cyprus is owned (a) privately and (b) by the UK Government.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will place in the Library copies of the reports submitted by the (a) United Kingdom and (b) EU to the Security Council...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the current status is of the 2006 UN investigation into United Nations peacekeeping troops selling weapons to Congolese...

      Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people with epilepsy are employed by her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Departments: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will publish the new language teaching business model.

      Departments: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in her Department she expects to be trained in a foreign language in each of the first three years of the new...

      Embassies: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which non-premium rate telephone numbers are available to members of the public who wish to contact the British embassy in the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, columns 389-90W, on entry clearance: overseas students, what the...

      Equatorial Guinea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government plan to open a mission in Equatorial Guinea; and what recent assessment she has made of relations between...

      Ethiopia: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many appeals against refusal to grant entry clearance at the British embassy, Addis Ababa have been upheld in the last 12...

      Ethiopia: Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects to receive reports from those diplomats in the Ethiopian Embassy who were involved in the recent kidnapping.

      European Satellite Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the funding of the European Satellite Centre in Madrid came from the United Kingdom in 2006.

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to meet European foreign ministers to discuss the Galileo Global Positioning Satellite system.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the impact of the new air terminal in Gibraltar on its economy.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her Spainish counterparts on Gibraltar in the past 12 months.

      Global Opportunities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent on each Global Opportunities Fund project in financial year 2006-07.

      Global Opportunities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had on future funding for the Global Opportunities Fund; and what the timetable is for...

      Missile Defence Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her US counterparts on the deployment of limited missile capabilities in Europe; what...

      Chagos Islanders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to enable the Chagos Islanders to return to the British Indian Ocean Territories; and if she will make a...

      International Conferences: Robert Mugabe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK plans to oppose the invitation of President Mugabe of Zimbabwe to the EU-Africa summit in Lisbon in 2007; and if...

      Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 84W, on Iran, whether any changes to the flexibility about...

      Iran: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures the Government have taken to prevent specialised teaching or training of Iranian nationals in disciplines which...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps have been taken by the European Union to implement the call by the UN Security Council in its Resolution 1747 on 24...

      Iran: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions officials from her Department have made representations to the government of Iran calling for the return...

      Iran: Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the European Union is implementing a full travel ban on (a) the persons designated under UN Security Council...

      Iraq: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the proposed tripartite talks on Iraq refugees between the EU, Syria and Iraq are to take place; and what the UK...

      Israel: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Israel on the seizure of the Palestinian Education Minister and elected...

      Israel: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the likely impact of the seizure by Israel of the Palestinian Education Minister and elected...

      Israel: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the arrest by Israel and subsequent release of Nasser al Shaer in 2006; and if she will make a...

      Italy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings she has had with the Italian foreign minister in the last 12 months; and what the agenda was of each such meeting.

      Japan: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether she discussed civil nuclear power during her recent visit to Japan; and what meetings she had during the visit.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects to answer the letter of 19 March from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Ms R. O'Brien.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she will answer the letter to her dated 5 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr L. W....

      Mercenaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on the regulation of private military security companies.

      Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken in their role as an observer to the Middle East and North Africa Financial Action Task...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what her assessment is of the recent US proposals for the middle east peace process which have been presented to the government...

      National League for Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits (a) the British ambassador and (b) other representatives of the British Government made to the head office of...

      Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to develop the UK's role within the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations she has made to the Government of Pakistan on the proposed Apostasy Bill in that country.

      Palestine National Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to resume full recognition of the Palestine National Authority; and if she will make a statement.

      Press: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding her Department provided to the Foreign Press Corps in the latest period for which figures are available; what...

      Sanctions: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the membership and remit is of the sanctions formation of the Foreign Relations Counsellors Working Party; who represents...

      Sanctions: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what form the EU Foreign Relations Counsellors Working Party has reported on its work on the monitoring, implementation and...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2007, Official Report, column 781W, on Saudi Arabia, whether any other Ministers in her...

      Schools: Corporal Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether legislation has been introduced since 1 February 2005 to prohibit corporal punishment in (a) state and private schools...

      Serbia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration was made of Serbia's (a) human rights record and (b) record of co-operation with the International Criminal...

      Somalia

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

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the humanitarian situation in Somalia following the Transitional Federal Government's arrival...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK is advocating to improve the implementation of the UN arms embargo on Darfur; and if she will make a statement.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure the safety and protection of British humanitarian workers working in the Darfur...

      Sudan: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what gaps in (a) EU and (b) international funding for the African Union Mission in Sudan have been identified; and which...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 48W, on Sudan: peace negotiations, what steps the Government...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 48W, on Sudan: peace negotiations, what progress has been made...

      Sudan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the government of Sudan complies with the arrest warrants issued by the...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has had with the Government of the People's Republic of China on the human rights situation in...

      Uganda: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions she has had with the Commonwealth Secretariat on its report on the 2006 Ugandan elections.

      UN High Commissioner for Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to strengthen and increase resources for the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the performance of the UN Human Rights Council.

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment she has made of the likelihood of the renewal of the (a) special procedures, (b) country-specific and (c)...

      UN Human Rights Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will take steps to ensure that the special procedures in the United Nations Human Rights Council, and in particular the...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the way in which the principle of responsibility to protect has been implemented by the United...

      United Nations Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 April 2007, Official Report, column 1177W, on the United Nations Security Council, what proposals...

      United Nations: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals she has for reform and strengthening of UN human rights mechanisms.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the longest recorded journey time was for non-human primates imported into the United Kingdom for research purposes from (a) China,...

    • Animal Experiments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received in the last three years on the adequacy of monitoring by Government inspectors of animals used in...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Penalty Notices for Disorder issued in 2006 were registered as fines; and how many Penalty Notices for Disorder issued in (a) 2004...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of antisocial behaviour connected to the use of mini motors were recorded in (a) each year since 1997 and (b) January to...

      British Crime Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had on improving the (a) quantity and (b) quality of information (i) collected and (ii) published by the...

      Crime: Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the trends in crime clear-up rates since 2000.

      Crimes Against Property: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of criminal damage were recorded in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of such...

      Departments: Sovereign Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Domestic Violence: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of domestic violence were recorded in Suffolk in each of the last five years.

      Drug Interventions Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice his Department has given to intensive service drug intervention programme (DIP) teams in London on changes in funding to DIPs.

      Drug Interventions Programme: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely impact on the rates of drug related acquisitive crime of changes in funding levels for Westminster...

      Drug Interventions Programme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he consulted the Metropolitan police prior to announcing the funding reductions to intensive service drug intervention programmes...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) cost per operator and (b) total cost was to each police force of training emergency telephone operators in each of the last 10...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by police forces on outside consultants to provide customer service training to emergency telephone operators in each of...

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crime scene investigators are in post in each police force in England and Wales; and what percentage of these are civilian.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what personal and biometric data is collected by police when an arrest is made; and how much of this data is retained when a suspect is...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2007, Official Report, columns 536-7W, on human trafficking, how many police operations were carried out...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions he has had with the Department for Education and Skills on the next scheduled date for a meeting of the Missing...

      Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1877W, on the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, on what basis the...

      Police: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2007, Official Report, column 1058W, on the police.uk website, when he expects the Association of Chief...

      Police: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police authority area have been equipped with specialist training skills in order to deal with the terrorist...

      Police: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding was provided to the Police National Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Centre in each of the last two years.

      Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many penalty notices for disorder issued in each of the last five years were paid in full within the 21 day limit established by...

      Respect Task Force: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 April 2007, Official Report, column 1145W, on the Respect Task Force, if he will provide a breakdown of how the...

      Security Service Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methods are available to members of the public to access the findings of the Security Service Tribunal before its abolition in 2000.

      Sexual Offences: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of training of front line police officers on evidence collection to support prosecution with particular reference to cases...

      Special Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the notices of external employment have been given by special advisers in his Department in the last two years.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the likely effect of the replacement of film cameras with digital speed cameras on the number of driving offences detected.

      Terrorism: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what counter-terrorist exercises took place in the West Midlands region in each of the last three years.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were committed to young offenders' institutions in (a) the year preceding 1 May 1997 and (b) each of the last three years.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with the Law Officers on an interpretation of the Abortion Act 1967 (as...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research her Department (a) has undertaken, (b) plans to undertake and (c) has evaluated on the long-term effects of abortion on women that...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will amend the abortion notification form to distinguish between physical and mental health grounds for abortion; and if she will make a statement.

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals in England had acute accident and emergency facilities and accepted acute admissions in each year since 1997; and if she will make a...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS organisations reported a large number of delays in the transfer of care for patients at accident and emergency who were brought by ambulance,...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of admissions to NHS accident and emergency departments were alcohol- related in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Acute Hospital Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer of 24 April 2007, Official Report, column 778, on acute hospital services, what cost was incurred by Surrey Primary Care...

      Aerials: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what process is in place to continue to review the potential health impacts of mobile telephone masts; and what plans she has to report any changes in the...

      AIDS: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress she has made towards the target of universal access to treatment for all those with AIDS in the UK by 2010.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will (a) publish a review of the Government's first alcohol strategy and (b) publish details of the second alcohol strategy; what procedure was...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2007, Official Report, column 1771W, whether her Department has made an assessment of the potential for fiscal incentives...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of her Department's alcohol treatment strategy; whether she has means to gather best practice from...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer's disease were dispensed in the community in each year since 1997; and at what net ingredient cost.

      Ambulance Services: Paramedical Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether all ambulances carry paramedics.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of changes in performance of ambulance trusts since trusts were merged in 2006.

      Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the cost effectiveness models used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence take into account potential savings in...

      Aspartame

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will take steps to ban the use of aspartame in drink and food marketed for consumption by children; and if she will make a statement; (2) if...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many members of staff from (a) her Department, (b) her Department's non-departmental public bodies and (c) the Food Standards Agency have visited...

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much her Department spent on increasing blood donations at regional transfusion centres in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983 and (e)...

      Blood: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much her Department spent on imported blood products from the United States in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983 and (e) 1984; and if...

      Blood: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department received from the World Health Organisation on the safety of imported blood from the United States between 1977 and 1979; and...

      BPL Elstree

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much her Department spent on BPL Elstree in (a) 1980, (b) 1981, (c) 1982, (d) 1983, (e) 1984, (f) 1985, (g) 1986, (h) 1987 and (i) 1988; and...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to provide breast cancer screening for women over the age of 70.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what circumstances clinicians may prescribe Erlotinib; and if she will make a statement.

      Catheters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has for the home provision of catheters; what the outcome was of the recent consultation on catheter provision; and if she will make a...

      Chief Medical Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to alter the (a) role and (b) functions of her Department's Chief Medical Officer.

      Chips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice she has received on the quality and quantity of the fat content of (a) oven-baked chips and (b) deep fried chips.

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of the Productive Community Hospital project commissioned by the NHS Institute from CHKS Ltd.; when she expects to publish the report...

      Contraception: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research her Department (a) has undertaken, (b) plans to undertake and (c) has evaluated on the effectiveness of use of the morning after pill in...

      Deep Vein Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if her Department will commission research on deep vein thrombosis experienced by people travelling on long distance coach journeys to and from all-seater...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her Department's total expenditure has been in each of the last three years on (a) newspapers, magazines and periodicals, (b) landscape gardening...

      Departmental Gifts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what gifts have been received by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in her Department in each financial year since 1997-98; on what date each gift...

      Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has required any of the management, IT or other consultants involved in the Medical Training Application Service to repay any fees...

      Departments: Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which projects in her Department the Prime Minister's Delivery Unit has assessed in the last 12 months.

      Departments: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many grievance procedures have been initiated in her Department in the last 12 months.

      Departments: Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints of bullying have been investigated in her Department in the last 12 months; and how many complaints have been upheld.

      Departments: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people took sick leave for stress in her Department in the last 12 months; and what percentage of the total staff number this represents.

      Departments: Sovereign Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Department held with Sovereign Strategy in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Departments: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health where the combined Ministerial and Departmental Board Away Day, referred to in the minutes of the Departmental Management Board meeting of 5 October 2006...

      Departments: Westminster City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which grants for which her Department is responsible have been made to Westminster City council since 1997-98; and what the value was of each grant.

      Depression: Diamorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the net ingredient cost of (a) anti-depressants and (b) diamorphine dispensed in the community was in each year since 1997.

      Doctors: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date her Department gained Treasury approval for (a) the new GP contract introduced in 2004 and (b) the new consultant contract introduced in 2003.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-EEA doctors have obtained training posts in the first round of application through the Medical Training Application Service.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to encourage junior doctors who do not get a run-through training post to remain in the UK.

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Medical Training Application Service system will be audited and reviewed before doctors are allocated their jobs; and if she will make a statement.

      Drugs: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were referred to NHS services as a result of drug addiction in each London health trust area in each of the last 10 years.

      Drugs: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the total cost of treating (a) drug, (b) alcohol and (c) smoking related illnesses in each London primary care trust in...

      Dyspraxia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many children and young people were diagnosed with dyspraxia in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; (2) how many...

      Electric Cables: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response she has made to the Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Waves and Electric Magnetic Fields report, "Power lines and...

      Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the recently-published Stakeholder Advisory Group on Extremely Low Frequency Electric and Magnetic Fields report on...

      Eyesight: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of how many people working with visual display units take up their entitlement under the Health and Safety (Display Screen...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the work of the Food Standards Agency.

      Food Standards Agency: Smith Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) value and (b) purpose was of each payment made by the Food Standards Agency to the Smith Institute since 1997.

      Food: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will delay the decision on implementation of the Hygiene of Foodstuffs Regulation (EC) number 852/2004.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many investigations into falsely labelled food the Food Standards Agency carried out in each year since 1997.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2007, Official Report, column 585W, on food: labelling, what account was taken of typical portion size in developing the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of GP practices in each English constituency have closed their lists to new patients.

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what definition she uses of universal GP opening hours, as referred to on page 23 of the Department of Health's research report, "Our health, our care,...

      Health Services: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Portsmouth, North constituency, the effects of changes to departmental...

      Health Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make an assessment of the effect of recent trends in immigration on the delivery of (a) maternity and (b) accident and emergency services in...

      Heart Diseases: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many interventional cardiologists were practising in the NHS in each year since 2001; and if she will make a statement.

      Hepatitis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will assess the merits of introducing a policy of screening patients having routine check-ups or blood tests for hepatitis C.

      Hospital Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2007, Official Report, column 1510W, on hospital wards (1) when she determined the timescale for publication; (2)...

      Hospital Wards: Warwickshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients have been located in mixed sex wards at the (a) Walsgrave, (b) Warwick, (c) Alcester, (d) Stratford-upon-Avon and (e) Ellen...

      Hospitals: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of the capital cost of building a medium-sized district general hospital.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the latest figures are for the incidence of acinetobacter baumannii in England; whether there is in place a system for (a) the reporting and (b)...

      Infectious Diseases: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether one million NHS staff have received training in infection control, as referred to by her Department's Chief Nursing Officer in her speech to the...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total expenditure on advertising campaigns in support of the seasonal influenza immunisation programme was in (a) real and (b) cash terms in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many influenza vaccine doses have been secured for the winter of 2007-08; from which manufacturers this supply has been secured; and if she will make...

      Keep Well, Keep Warm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the overall cost was to (a) her Department and (b) the NHS of the Keep Well, Keep Warm campaign in 2006-07.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the recommended ratio of professional midwives to women in labour wards is in hospital maternity units; (2) what the recommended ratio is of...

      Maternity Services: Heavitree Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incident forms were submitted in the maternity unit, Heavitree Hospital, Exeter in each month since January 2006.

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has assessed the impact of standardising medical education across Europe on medical training standards and patient care in the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 24 April, on nurses' pay and mental health services in Worcestershire.

      Mental Health Services: Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding was provided to Sandwell Mental Health NHS and Social Care Trust in each of the last five years.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many methadone prescriptions were dispensed in the community in each year since 1997; and what the net ingredient cost was of those drugs in each year.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department collects data on the death or injury of third parties as a result of ingesting methadone provided to an addict as a drug substitute.

      Midwives: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in assisting independent midwives to establish a system for the provision of indemnity cover.

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of the population was provided with the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine in England in each year since 1997; what the recommended...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total (a) staff and (b) public membership is of NHS foundation trusts (i) in total and (ii) broken down by trust.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much has been spent on employment consultants to recruit members of foundation trusts; (2) how much foundation trusts have spent on (a)...

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment she has made of the security of each database containing personal details used by the NHS.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products has undertaken research into the effectiveness of regulations on the development and licensing of...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to her written statement of 28 March 2007, Official Report, columns 96-98WS, on the NHS Resource Accounting and Budgeting Regime, whether income...

      NHS: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what rate of interest her Department charges on loans to NHS organisations; and how this rate is set.

      NHS: Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the likely effects of the management of the NHS being undertaken by an independent board.

      NHS: Personnel Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date (a) the Information Centre and (b) her Department became aware that staff records being collected as part of the 2006 NHS Workforce Census...

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the change has been in the number of NHS posts since November 2005.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources were made available for the contingency plan to mitigate the operational risks of delivering modernising medical careers in 2006.

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2007, Official Report, columns 1514-15W, on the NHS: working hours, what the full URL is of the monitoring information...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many school children in the Easington constituency were classed as obese in each of the last four years.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were treated for obesity in Easington constituency in each year since 2002, broken down by age; and if she will make a statement.

      Obesity: Hartlepool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) children and (b) adults were classified as obese in Hartlepool constituency in each year since 1996; and what steps her Department is...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many gastroplasty procedures have been undertaken by the NHS in each year since 1997-98; and what the average cost was of a gastroplasty procedure in...

      Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress her Department is making on the tariff for payment by results in orthopaedic hospitals.

      Palliative Care: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans her Department has for the funding of the provision of palliative care for (a) children and (b) young people; and if she will make a statement.

      Patientline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent meetings her Department has had with Patientline; what the outcomes were of those meetings; and if she will make a statement.

      Patients: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS funding allocation per unweighted head is in 2007-08 in each (a) primary care trust and (b) strategic health authority region.

      Physiotherapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent physiotherapists there were in each NHS trust in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement on...

      Physiotherapy: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 23 April 2007, Official Report, column 970W, on Physiotherapy: training and 20 April 2007, Official Report, columns 819-20W,...

      Pregnant Women: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent changes her Department has made to its advice on the consumption of alcohol by pregnant women and by women who are trying to conceive; on what...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for drugs for the treatment of (a) allergies, (b) diabetes and (c) asthma were dispensed in the community in each year since...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescription items were dispensed in the community in each primary care trust in England in each year since 2003; and what the net ingredient...

      Prescription Drugs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the volume of prescription drugs sold to UK residents over the internet.

      Prescriptions: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were dispensed in Easington constituency for (a) methadone, (b) diamorphine and (c) anti-depressants in each year since 2002;...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent submissions she has received in support of free prescriptions for asthmatics; and when she expects the findings of the review of prescription...

      Pupils: Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what materials her Department provides for schools and youth groups to help teachers and staff talk to pupils about eating disorders;

      Rehabilitation Centres: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) name and (b) location is of each dedicated residential rehabilitation unit for adolescents with addiction problems.

      Sex: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) public education about healthy sexual relationships especially for young people and (b) advice on recognising abusive...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the guidance provided by local authority co-ordinators of regulatory services on implementation and...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of smokers being treated for smoking-related illness in the NHS.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on enforcing the maximum yield legislation for cigarettes in each of the last five financial years.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were referred to smoking cessation services in each of the last five years, in each NHS trust area; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Smoking: Brent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of Brent Primary Care Trust's decision to change the funding allocation to smoking cessation services; and if...

      Smoking: Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the smoking ban on private members clubs; and what representations she has received on the matter.

      Smoking-free Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations representing religious faiths she has consulted about the Smoke-Free (Signs) Regulations 2007; and if she will make a statement.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the statement on page four of her Department's report "Saws and Scalpels to Lasers and Robots", published on 17 April...

      Tomography: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many CT scanners are operational in Kent.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Animal Diseases

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the inquiries that they pursue in the event of outbreaks of non-United Kingdom animal diseases include seeking to recover costs from any person who is...

    • Albania

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they recognise the Albanian royal family and support the efforts they are making towards national reconstruction.

      Animal Welfare: Vets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they accept the need for a baseline number of state vets formerly called the State Veterinary Service, now renamed Animal Health.

      Armed Forces: A400M

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they propose to procure aircraft such as the A400M without a full defensive aids suite fit.

      Armed Forces: Internment Procedure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the conditioning of detainees by hooding, ordering them into a stress position and deprivation of sleep to sustain the impact of detention prior to...

      Avian Flu

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in light of the report by the National Emergency Epidemiology Group into the possible source of the outbreak of avian influenza, they will introduce a...

      Chagos Islands

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, following the refusal by the Court of Appeal to grant leave to appeal to the House of Lords against the judgment of the Court of Appeal on 23 May...

      Chagos Islands

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take measures to facilitate the return of the Chagos islanders; and create a trust fund to help to revive the economy of the Chagos Islands.

      Climate Change: Carbon Credits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to recent reports of people and organisations buying carbon credits that do not yield any reductions in carbon emissions; and What action...

      Climate Change: Models

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to re-examine the range of climate models used by the Hadley Centre for assessing UKCIP02 options to include models from other European Union...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 16 April (WA 11), on what basis they maintain that the United Kingdom's contribution to common...

      Crime: Business

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans there are for a national definition for recording crimes against business, to be adopted by all police forces in England and Wales.

      Crime: Business

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What support they are giving to the business crime forums, which are emerging in some regions in England and Wales, and to the business crime contacts in regional...

      Crime: Prison Officers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Falconer of Thoroton on 21 May (WA 82), why HM Prison Service does not record all prosecutions or convictions of prison officers.

      Crime: Prison Officers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why no information is held centrally on the number of prison officers convicted of offences of corruption or other offences relating to their duties, when such...

      EU: Article 308

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Triesman on 14 May (WA 5), if Article 308 of the Treaty establishing the European Community (TEC) cannot be used by the...

      EU: Bilateral Meeting with Russia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the meeting of the European Union and Government of Russia took place at Samara as planned; and, if so, what were its conclusions.

      EU: Competences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which clauses in the existing European Union treaties justify the European Union's competence in the fields of energy, tourism, space and health, and justify its...

      EU: UK Contribution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 14 May (WA 6), what is their best estimate of the United Kingdom's gross annual contributions to the...

      Extradition: Mr Manzarpour

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, when Lord Triesman said on 30 March 2006 that "we are taking a close and active interest in the case of Mr Ali Manzarpour, and we are looking after the rights...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 15 May (WA 24), how many victims of genital mutilation have applied for civil protection under...

      Fishing: North Devon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What effect a 12-mile Welsh territorial water boundary has had on the north Devon fishing fleet.

      Fishing: Protection Duties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are plans for the Royal Navy to extend fishery protection duties to include the waters surrounding the coasts of Scotland and Northern Ireland.

      Food: Labelling

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the responsibility for checking correct labelling of national and imported foods lies with local authorities or the Food Standards Agency or both.

      Food: Labelling

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs is taking following the recent case of potatoes imported from abroad being sold as Pembrokeshire...

      France: Bilateral Discussions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 14 May (WA 6), whether they will provide more explicit information about the bilateral Anglo-French interests...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the extent to which the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2000 and the Human Rights Act 1998 contain...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have reviewed the extent to which the Data Protection Act 1998 or the Freedom of Information Act 2000 need to be amended in the public interest so as...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received notification of any instances in which personal or confidential information communicated to public authorities by Members of Parliament...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What remedies are available to individuals whose right to respect for their personal privacy has been infringed by virtue of the unauthorised disclosure of...

      Fur Farming

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether fur farmers whose businesses were terminated on the bringing into force of the Fur Farming (Prohibition) Act 2000 have received financial compensation...

      Gambling: Online Casinos

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to accede to requests from the Government of the United States for the extradition of British subjects alleged to have infringed United States...

      Government Departments: Ecosystem Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which departments, if any, carry out assessments of ecosystem services as part of their operations; and what guidelines they have issued to encourage departments...

      Health: Colitis and Crohn's Disease

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment has been made of the special educational needs of children under the age of 19 who have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

      Health: Continuing Care

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much each strategic health authority in England has spent on continuing care in each of the past five years.

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many consultants in dental public health were employed by each primary care trust (i) in 2005-06, and (ii) in 2006-07; and how many are currently employed.

      Health: Dyspepsia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimates have been made of savings to the National Health Service in the event that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical...

      Health: Medicines

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of total National Health Service expenditure was spent on medicines in the latest year for which data are available; and what was the equivalent...

      Health: Prostate Cancer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 9 May (WA 267) on screening for prostate cancer, what figures they have for each primary care trust on...

      Health: Stem Cell Therapy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 30 April (WA 182) on clinical application of stem cell knowledge, which of the clinical applications...

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Casualty Reporting

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average time for the notification of the casualty reporting process to be completed per casualty in (a) Iraq, and (b) Afghanistan.

      Land Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which catchments they have designated as priorities for the purposes of the £5 million land management grants; and what criteria were used to so designate them.

      Land Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What range of new facilities will be available for grant aid under the £5 million land management grant scheme.

      Land Management

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to extend the £5 million land management grant scheme to other catchments; and over what timescale.

      Licensing: Music

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Musicians Union's 2006 survey "State of the Nation" is an adequate guide to assessing the impact of the Licensing Act 2003 on the performance of live music.

      Licensing: Music

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many incidents of busking have been prohibited since the Licensing Act 2003 came into force.

      Licensing: Music

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will clarify the distinction between licensable public performances and exempt private performances of live music under the Licensing Act 2003.

      Licensing: Music

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What take-up by licensed premises there has been of the provisions set out in Section 177 of the Licensing Act 2003; and what action the Government have taken to...

      Northern Ireland Office: Block Grant

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 25 April (WA 142), how much has been allocated to the Northern Ireland Office (NIO) departmental expenditure limit...

      Olympic Games 2012: Shooting

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the proposal by the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to build shooting ranges at the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich at an estimated...

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many replacement United Kingdom passports have been issued in the last 12 months to persons who have previously been issued with a replacement passport on (a)...

      Police: National Black Police Association

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether government financial support to the Black Police Association has been suspended; if so, for what reason; for what purposes the financial support was given;...

      Prisons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the names and locations of all the prisons and young offender institutions in (a) England; (b) Scotland; and (c) Wales.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the annual report to Parliament of HM Prison Service covers only public sector prisons; and, if so, whether there is a similar reporting mechanism to...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will now publish the latest figures showing the scoring of private sector prisons under the performance rating system for prisons.

      Prisons: Private Sector

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make it mandatory for private sector prisons to place links on their websites to the Chief Inspector of Prisons' latest report about their prisons.

      Public Sector: IT Projects

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, as recently stated by the chief information officer at the Department for Work and Pensions, 30 per cent of public sector technology-based projects and...

      Vietnam: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of Vietnam concerning Nguyen Van Dai and Le Thi Cong Nhan of Advocates International, both sentenced to...

      Waste Management: London

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimate has been made of the volume of hazardous waste produced by London householders; and what proportion of that is currently estimated to be collected by...

      Waste Management: London

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much London is required to contribute to the Gershon review proposals for efficiency gains on waste services; what proportion of that amount have London...

      Waste Management: Newspapers and Magazines

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in pursuance of their objectives to encourage the conservation of energy and to reduce the incidence of carbon emissions and the weight and volume of...

      Water Supply: Belgium

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Whitty on 10 November 2003 (WA 172), whether Belgium now meets its obligation under the urban waste water treatment directive...

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made representations to the Government of Zimbabwe concerning the human rights of Simon Mann, in light of recent reports that he may be deported...

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