Written answers

Tuesday, 12 June 2007

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Bookmakers: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations she has received on the level of licence fees from the Gambling Commission for bookmakers; and if she will make a...

    • Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what methodology is used by her Department to account for its carbon emissions.

      Departments: Public Relations

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

      Departments: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment she has made of the merits of providing British Sign Language (BSL) videos on her departmental website for the benefit...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many representations she had received as of 4 June 2007 on the Gambling (Lottery Machine Interval) Order; what assessment her...

      National Lottery: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the monthly sales of the Olympic lottery game have been since its launch; and what the monthly sales of all other lottery games...

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) adults and (b) adults over 25 years received (i) Learning and Skills Council funding and (ii) funding through Train to Gain...

    • Pre-School Education: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if his Department will commission an independent regulatory impact assessment on the 2006 Code of Practice on free entitlement to nursery...

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what consideration local authorities give to the level of private, voluntary and independent nursery sector provision when determining the...

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) adult learners and (b) adult learners over 25 years receiving Learning and Skills Council funding excluding funding through...

  • Trade and Industry

    • Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2004 and (d) 2005.

    • Employment: North West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will break down by employer the number of jobs safeguarded or created as mentioned on page two of the Northwest Development Agency's...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many claims by former miners or their families have yet to be settled in respect of compensation for (a) chronic bronchitis, emphysema or...

      Leeds United Football Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will assess the implications of Leeds United Football Club's move into administration for the effectiveness of the regulation relating...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Magilligan Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to announce the decision on the replacement of Magilligan prison, County Londonderry.

    • Paedophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans he has to pilot in Northern Ireland the North Somerset pilot project of permitting parents to know if known paedophiles are residing...

  • Transport

    • Aircraft: Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made with purchasing a new aeroplane for use by the Prime Minister; what the cost of purchasing the aeroplane will be; and by...

    • Eddington Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 April 2007, Official Report, column 149, on the Eddington Report, which carriages will be available on the rail network...

      Park and Ride Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will list the park and ride schemes which made a loss during the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the amount of the...

      Park and Ride Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many grants his Department gave for park and ride schemes in each year between 2000 and 2006.

      Park and Ride Schemes: Bridlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria were used by his Department in approving a park and ride scheme for Bridlington.

      Parking: Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ban the parking of cars in bicycle lanes.

      Public Transport: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many incidents of violent behaviour were reported to the British Transport Police in each police authority area in each of the last five...

      Public Transport: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the local transport authority in East Sussex received (a) in total, (b) per mile of road and (c) per head of population in each...

      Tankers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the Marine Coastguard Agency involvement was with the tanker West Sailor in the Pentland Firth on 2 June; and if he will make a statement.

      Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to introduce road user charging schemes in (a) Gravesham, (b) the Thames Gateway and (c) Kent.

      Vehicle Number Plates: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to integrate on-board cameras on fire engines into the Automated Number Plate Recognition database.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will re-examine the position of commoners associations as the vehicle for making single farm payments to those who...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which farm payment deadlines missed by the UK in 2003-04 led to the European Commission's recovery of 53.7 million euros; and...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which EU member state was subject to the greatest financial correction as a result of non-respect of payment deadlines in 2003-04.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of claimants in (a) Torridge and West Devon and (b) the south-west for the single farm payment...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what rate of change in carbon dioxide emissions was recorded in (a) the EU and (b) the US in 2006.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the percentage change in carbon dioxide emissions by the Government was over the course of 2006.

      Crops: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of his Department's proposals on the coexistence of GM, conventional and...

      Crops: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library the (a) name of the consent holder, (b) crop trailed, (c) location of the test sites based...

      EC Environmental Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the inclusion of Ministers from the devolved Administrations in (a) Northern Ireland, (b) Scotland...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications for the higher level stewardship scheme were (a) made and (b) granted in each Government region in...

      Environmental Stewardship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) highest, (b) lowest and (c) average value of award made under the higher level stewardship scheme was in each...

      Floods: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of the recent pilot mailings by the Environment Agency to households and businesses about the Floodline...

      Gardens: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will estimate the (a) carbon dioxide and (b) greenhouse gas emissions created by outdoor patio heaters in (i) the...

      GMOs: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to what use the residues produced by the processing of BASF's GM starch altered potato (EU marketing application EH92-527-1)...

      Hill Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average age is of a hill farmer in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Japanese Knotweed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to define standards for eradication of Japanese knotweed; and if he will make a statement.

      National Parks: South Downs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to make an announcement on a National Park covering the South Downs.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many civil servants are working on policy on aerobic composting, broken down by grade; and if he will make a statement.

  • Scotland

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the employment levels were in Scotland in each of the last four years; and if he will make a statement.

    • Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the most recent figures for overall employment levels in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Business Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps the Government are taking to ensure a long-term stable environment for Scottish business.

      Civil Service Jobs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on numbers of civil service jobs in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with Scottish Ministers on the further devolution of broadcasting powers.

      Carbon Capture: Peterhead Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the future of the Peterhead carbon capture project.

      Research and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent estimate he has made of the number of research and development projects being undertaken in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will conduct an investigation into the postal ballot delays for the Scottish elections on 3 May.

      Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his estimate is of the number of voters in Scotland who will be unable to cast their vote for the Scottish Parliamentary and local government...

      Devolution: Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of processes in place to facilitate co-operation between the Scottish Executive and the Government.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what measures are being taken to combat illegal drug use in Scotland.

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on what dates in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007 (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department had meetings regarding the running of the Scottish elections...

      Elections: Ballot Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what role (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department played in the negotiation of the contracts with private companies to carry out the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Council Tax Benefit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Warrington are in receipt of council tax benefit, broken down by ward of resident; and what the average award made was in...

    • Council Tax Benefits: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Government's timetable is for reform of council tax benefit further to the recommendations of Sir Michael Lyons.

      Council Tax Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his policy is on the provision of council tax benefit in Scotland.

      Departments: Advertising

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

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on his Department's (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in...

      Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's special advisers were on (a) paid and (b) unpaid leave in order to assist with party political matters under...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress his Department has made in extending the right to request flexible working arrangements to cover care of older children further...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit in each year since 1997; and what percentage of the non-pension welfare budget was spent on housing...

      Housing Benefit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for housing benefit were dealt with by Warrington borough council in each of the last five years; and what the average award...

      Housing Benefit: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by Warrington borough council to process a claim for housing benefit was in the most recent period for which...

      Income Support: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents (a) claiming income support and (b) who had been claiming income support for longer than five years had children aged...

      International Labour Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which Ministers attended the International Labour Organisation's annual conference in each year since 2000.

      New Deal for Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants in the new deal for disabled people left the scheme for sustainable employment in each month since it was initiated.

      Remploy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria were used to determine whether a Remploy factory would be eligible for (a) closure and (b) merger.

      Remploy: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what representations were made by (a) management and (b) staff regarding the possible closure of the Remploy factory in Hartlepool; (2)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has for simplifying the benefits system for people with disabilities.

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days in advance of payment to claimants of (a) income support, (b) jobseeker's allowance, (c) disability living allowance and (d)...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the implications of changes in energy prices for the level of the winter fuel allowance.

  • Defence

    • Air Force: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is for ensuring that there are sufficient numbers of pilots qualified and able to serve as fast jet pilots; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Conflict: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) correspondence and (b) discussions his Department has had with (i) European partners and (ii) others to seek the earliest possible compliance...

      Armed Conflict: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) correspondence and (b) discussions his officials have had with (i) NATO partners and (ii) others (A) on respect for the professional...

      Armed Conflict: Journalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures have been introduced by his Department to ensure the UK's compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolution 1738, on the...

      Armed Forces: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the British Government provide pensions to any Burmese soldiers who fought alongside the British in the second world war.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average tour interval was for (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marine personnel in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average period of time was taken to make repairs to a forces' accommodation property after a call out in...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were employed at the Modern Housing Solutions helpdesk in Speke, Liverpool in each month since it was established.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army personnel were mispaid in the May pay run for the Army by Joint Personnel Administration; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what amount the operational allowance will be increased for fiscal year 2007-08 to take account of the rate of inflation.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of (a) awarding retrospectively armed service pensions to all those armed service personnel who do not receive...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2007, Official Report, column 1289W, on the armed forces: pensions, how much it would cost to obtain the information.

      Armed Forces: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department records on (a) Service personnel and (b) Service families.

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his United States counterpart on the deployment of missile defence systems in Europe.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) his Department and (ii) its...

      Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many ex-servicemen and women in Somerset (a) applied for and (b) were subsequently issued with (i) an HM Armed Forces Veterans Badge and (ii) a UK...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to Question 127568, tabled by the hon. Member for North Durham on 12 March 2007.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many days the Sea Dart missile system was fully operational for each of the eight remaining Type 42 destroyers in (a) the last 12 months and...

  • Treasury

    • Departments: Drama

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much it cost to run the interactive drama training sessions in each year since their introduction.

    • Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people with epilepsy are employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Departments: Meetings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting he attended on 10 May.

      Departments: Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims have been made against (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Sex Discrimination Act since 1997; and what the outcome was of...

      Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 1998 and (b) 1999.

      EC Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the United Kingdom's (a) gross and (b) net annual contributions to the European Union are expected to be in each of the next six years; and if he...

      Eligo International Limited

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) date, (b) value and (c) purpose was of each payment made by (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies to Eligo International Limited since 1997.

      Goodison Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the estimated cost of implementation of the Goodison Review is, broken down by main budget headings; (2) what progress his Department has made...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of commercial sector buildings in the UK were occupied by the central Government estate in each of the last five years.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of Government estate buildings were (a) leased and (b) owned in each of the last five years.

      HM Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the time taken by the HM Revenue and Customs office in Cardiff to reply to letters from members of the public; and if he...

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Office for National Statistics most recent estimate is of the number of lone parents; and how many lone parents claim tax credits.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the (a) level of revenue which would be foregone were national insurance contributions classes 1 and 4 to be abolished and (b)...

      Pension Funds: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projection he has made of how the changes to income tax and national insurance announced in the Budget will affect the value of tax relief on pension...

      Planning Gain Supplement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Rayleigh (Mr. Francois) of 8 May 2007, Official Report, column 189W, on Planning Gain Supplement, by what...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria his Department uses to compare value for money in a private finance initiative proposal and financing the same scheme from taxation.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's contingent liability is in the event that all private finance initiative and public-private partnership schemes fail.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance he has issued to Departments on the criteria to be used in deciding priorities for the type of projects to be supported using private finance...

      Publications: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what guidance his Department has issued on the secure disposal of final review reports where a decision has been taken not to publish them; (2) what...

      Social Security Benefits: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many claims for (a) child benefit and (b) child tax credit were (i) made by and (ii) paid to migrant workers for children (A) living in the UK...

      Social Security Benefits: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the Government's policy is on payment of child tax credit to migrant workers in respect of children living outside the UK if such individuals...

      Tax Allowances: Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of how much would be raised if tax relief was withdrawn for (a) buy-to-let mortgage owners, (b) corporate landlords and (c)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement by the Financial Secretary to the Treasury on 16 May 2007, Official Report, column 303WH, on tax credits, when he expects to...

      Tax Revenue: Health Foods

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the taxation revenues generated from the specialist natural health product manufacturing and retailing sectors in the last 12...

      Taxation: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross cost of gifts and shares given to charities was in each year since the implementation of the current regime for such giving.

      Taxation: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent studies he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on private philanthropy.

      Taxation: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax incentives relating to giving to charities are in place; and what the cost of each was to the public purse in each of the last five years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people who continued to be UK taxpayers ceased to be eligible for (a) tax credits and (b) child benefit as a result of working outside the...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to question number 135531, on child benefit, tabled by the hon. Member for Yeovil on 30 April 2007.

  • Justice

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what estimate her Department has made of the proportion of postal vote identifiers which were checked in the 2007 local elections.

    • Administration of Justice: Reviews

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice when the review of the oral hearing process ordered by Mr. Justice Sullivan will be completed.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the timetable is for the new Parliamentary boundaries in England (a) to be fully ratified and (b) to come into operation.

      Court of Appeal

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what discussions have been held with the Criminal Cases Review Commission on its judgment of the likely success rate of references to the court...

      Courts: Small Claims

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what (a) primary and (b) delegated legislation regulates small claims courts; what changes have been made to each since their enactment; what...

      eConveyancing Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the (a) original planned completion date, (b) original estimated cost, (c) current planned completion date and (d) current estimated...

      Elections: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether any manual counts have taken place in local election pilot areas which used electronic counting (a) in 2007 and (b) in previous pilots...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what estimate her Department has made of the cost implications of linking the electoral registration process to the National Identity Register.

      Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether her Department is undertaking a review of the electronic tagging operations of Group 4 Securicor.

      Feltham Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether she has received the official report into the so-called Muslim Olympics racist incident at HM Young Offenders Institution Feltham; what...

      Group 4 Securicor

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what representations her Department and its predecessors have received on Group 4 Securicor.

      Joint Ministerial Committee

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice on which dates the Joint Ministerial Committee has met in plenary form in the last two years; and if she will make a statement.

      Parole: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many oral hearings are waiting to be considered by the Parole Board; what the (a) average waiting time is and (b) longest waiting time is;...

      Parole: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what assessment her Department has made of the reasons for delays in Parole Board hearings; and what steps she is taking to reduce such delays.

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many people are employed by HM prisons in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Prison Service: Professional Standards Unit

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the functions are of the Professional Standards Unit at HM Prison Service in the (a) gathering and (b) evaluation of intelligence about...

      Prison Service: Professional Standards Unit

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what (a) mechanisms and (b) resources exist within the Professional Standards Unit Investigation Support Section at HM Prison Service to...

      Prison Service: Professional Standards Unit

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many staff are employed in the Professional Standards Directorate at HM Prison Service; and if she will make a statement; (2) how many...

      Prisoners: Contraception

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much has been spent on condoms and lubricants for distribution to prisoners by the Prison Service in the latest year for which figures are...

      Prisoners: Repatriation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2007, Official Report, column 1257W, on prisoners: repatriation, when she expects discussions with other...

      Prisons

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what plans her Department has to increase the capacity of prisons in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Sex Offender Treatment Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will make a statement on the effectiveness of the Sex Offender Treatment Programme (SOTP) for (a) high, (b) medium and (c) low risk...

      Prisons: Sex Offender Treatment Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what plans she has to increase resources for the Sex Offender Treatment Programme at each prison where the number of prisoners exceeds the...

      Victim Support Schemes: Counselling

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many victims of miscarriages of justice and their families have been offered post-traumatic stress counselling in the last 12 months;...

      Weare Prison

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2007, Official Report, column 1584W, on Weare Prison, if she will place in the Library a copy of the investment...

      Young Offender Institutions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many (a) assaults by prisoners on staff and (b) assaults by prisoners on other prisoners there were in each young offender institution in...

  • Home Department

    • Alexander Litvinenko

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent discussions his Department had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the case of Alexander Litvinenko; (2) what...

    • Animal Experiments: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all British animal research and breeding establishments will be compliant with the...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in (a) England and Wales and (b) Gloucestershire in each year since the introduction of...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 23 February 2007, Official Report, column 985W, on antisocial behaviour orders, how many and what percentage of...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in each month of the last five years in (i) each region and (ii) each...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in Lancashire in each of the last five years; (2) how many antisocial behaviour...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in (a) the North East and (b) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland; what percentage...

      Anti-Terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the impact of the current level of police resources on the ability of law enforcement agencies adequately to...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for non-recordable offences in each of the last five years.

      Assets Recovery Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library figures to show how much of (a) the total resource budget, (b) the total capital budget and (c) total...

      Avon and Somerset Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in (a) Avon and Somerset and (b) Northumbria constabularies in each of the last 10 years.

      Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have (a) taken and (b) passed the Life in the UK test since November 2005; and how many in each category have been refused...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies have been (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned by his Department into the prevalence of companies that advertise and sell false...

      Crime: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the potential effect on costs in (a) the private sector and (b) the public sector of the introduction of...

      Demonstrations: Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what has happened to the (a) signed poster designed by Banksy and (b) other materials seized from Brian Haw by the Metropolitan police on...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to tackle drivers avoiding prosecution through being untraceable to an address.

      Drug Interventions Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2007, Official Report, column 803W, on the Drug Interventions Programme (DIP), what the DIP budget...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children in Solihull have their DNA stored on a database; and how many of those have been charged with committing a criminal offence.

      Human Trafficking: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what progress Project Reflex has made in combating the trafficking of women to the UK to work as prostitutes; (2) what schemes are in...

      Human Trafficking: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate the Government have made of the number of women trafficked into the UK in 2006 for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employers have been prosecuted for illegally employing irregular migrants during the last 12 months.

      Immigration: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time a Home Office presenting officer spent on (a) a deportation appeal, (b) an asylum appeal and (c) an immigration...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the administration of police investigations.

      Intimidation: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers are involved in tackling bullying in schools as part of their duties.

      Police: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of police officer recruits left the police force within two years of joining in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there are (a) in the North East, (b) on Teesside and (c) in the area corresponding as closely as possible to...

      Prisoners: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether correspondence between hon. and right hon. Members and inmates is routinely opened by HM Prison staff before it reaches recipients;...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, columns 110-11W, on speed limits: cameras, what additional duties have been given to...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, columns 110-1W, on speed limits: cameras, what (a) average and (b) total overtime...

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many stop and searches were carried out by police under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each year since the Act's introduction;...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many intrusive surveillance warrants were issued in each of the last five years.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the recent tracer gas trials in the Westminster area as part of the Department's Chemical, Biological,...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement of 17 May 2007, Official Report, column 46WS, on Westminster tracer gas trials, what non-toxic gases were used in...

      Terrorism: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what consideration he has given to the compatibility of proposed changes to counter-terrorism legislation with Article 6 of the...

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions since 25 July 2006 the police have been obliged by the 28-day pre-charge detention period to release terrorist suspects...

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he had with Cabinet colleagues prior to announcing to the media the proposals to extend counter-terrorism stop and search...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departments: Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.

    • Slade Green

      To ask the Minister without Portfolio what the itinerary was for her visit to Slade Green in the Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency on 5 June.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the implementation of the proposal of the UN Special Representative Ibrahim Gambari to start...

    • Departments: Eligo International Ltd

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) date, (b) value and (c) purpose was of each payment made by her Department or its agencies to Eligo...

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by her Department on public relations in each of the last five years.

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment her Department has made of the role of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in the funding and support...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the security threat facing Iraqis who have worked in a civilian capacity for UK and...

      Lancaster House: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the projected cost is of the valedictory function at Lancaster House honouring the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to the...

      Russia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Russian diplomats have been asked to leave London for activities incompatible with their diplomatic status in the last...

      Russia: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make a statement on President Putin's threat to acquire new targets in Europe for Russian nuclear missiles.

      Sri Lanka: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have been held with the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, other Tamil groups and the Government of Sri Lanka on...

      Turkey: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of the murders of Tilman Geske, Necati Aydin and Ugur Yuksel on 18 April 2007 in Malatya, Turkey;...

      USA: Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with (a) the United States Administration and (b) her European Union counterparts on the effects...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent meetings she has had on tackling extremism.

    • Faith Schools: Admission Policies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on community cohesion and the integration of young people from different religious...

      Road Markings and Signs: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1813W, on road signs and markings: advertising, what further...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the contribution of the social rented sector in providing affordable homes; and if she...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on increasing spending on affordable housing via the next...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what compensation is available to (a) business and (b) individual providers who have undertaken preparation and training for...

      Lyons Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for implementing the recommendations of the Lyons inquiry.

      Digital Challenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the digital challenge.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2007, Official Report, column 119W, on green belt, what the net change in the area of...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes have been made in the Government's policy on the protection of the greenbelt surrounding conurbations in the...

      Regional Planning and Development: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who is represented on the Blackpool task force she announced on 28 March 2007; what progress has been made in the work of the...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether parish councils are included as partners and stakeholders to be consulted on any proposed unitary structure.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to discourage binge-drinking.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government are taking to address alcohol abuse among (a) children and (b) adults.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice her Department has given to clinicians asked to give evidence assurances to the inquiry chaired by Lord Archer into contaminated blood and...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will ensure that the revised drug strategy includes a strong commitment to reducing the transmission of blood borne viruses including (a) improved...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many of the documents rediscovered by her Department as referred to in the Review of Documentation relating to the Safety of Blood Products...

      Blood Transfusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to provide (a) ethryropoietins and (b) other alternatives to blood transfusions to appropriate patients.

      Blood Transfusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 May 2007, Official Report, column 1772W, on blood transfusions, what steps she is taking to provide treatment to patients who...

      Bone Diseases: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance she has issued to trusts on whether they should continue to fund anti-TNF treatments for ankylosing spondylitis prior to the results...

      Care Homes: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps have been taken since October 2005 to ensure that fresh drinking water is available free of charge to care home residents throughout the...

      Community Care: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made since the introduction of "Fairer Charging Policies for Home Care and non-residential Social Services—Guidance for...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community hospitals (a) closed and (b) opened in (i) rural and (ii) non-rural areas in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Dental Services: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 May 2007, Official Report, column 1504W, on dental services: Cornwall, what assessment she has made of the likely effect on...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the Service Level Agreement is for the provision of Recombinant Factor VIII in each strategic health authority in England.

      Health Hazards: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of (a) the nature of the medical conditions and (b) the number of people suffering from such medical conditions which can...

      Health Hazards: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent studies her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) received on the potential health hazards from (i) mobile phone masts and (ii) handheld...

      Health Hazards: Radiation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when 140 Osier Crescent, London N10 was last tested for polonium; and with what result.

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons she proposes to exclude pure hybrids from the licensing regime proposed in Clause 17 and Schedule 2 of the draft Human Tissue and...

      Hyperactivity: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England and (b) Maidenhead were prescribed methylphenidate drugs in each year between 1997 and 2006.

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2007, Official Report, column 1130W, on incontinence and stoma appliances, when she expects the evaluation of the...

      Insulin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a copy of the draft proposal for submission to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence asking the...

      Internet: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the health effects of wireless internet networks, with particular reference to those in schools.

      Ivf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts provide in vitro fertilisation on the NHS.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment her Department has made of the extent of implementation of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency guidelines on...

      Medical Records: EC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has (a) to permit and (b) to implement the transfer of patient information between member states of the European Union, as referred to in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when her Department will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Billericay of 16 May 2007 on the proposed Independent Sector Treatment Centre for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps were taken by her Department in response to the letter from the Head of the Communicable Disease Surveillance Centre at the Public Health...

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which data set change notices were issued under her authority to NHS organisations in each year since 1997-98.

      NHS: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 May 2007, Official Report, column 792W, on NHS: databases, how often each set of data required for collection at an other...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the infrastructure payment for services proposed in her Department's consultation, "Arrangements for the remuneration of services relating to...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans she has to trial the drug PTC124; (2) what plans she has for fast tracking new drugs and therapies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how has been spent on IT systems in the NHS since 1997.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of implementing the NHS IT programme has been in (a) Surrey Primary Care Trust and (b) England; what assessment her Department has made of...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make available the gateway reviews undertaken by the Office of Government Commerce on the national programme for IT.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action she has taken in response to each of the recommendations of Section 9 of the National Audit Office report on the national programme for IT in...

      NHS: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patients can opt out of having their demographic details held on the NHS national data spine.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to establish an Academic Health Science Centre; and if she will make a statement.

      Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in England were diagnosed with Stage (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3 and (d) 4 ovarian cancer in (i) the latest year for which figures are...

      Oxygen: Sandwell Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from where the oxygen cylinders at Sandwell hospital are sourced.

      Patients: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received on hospital charges for headphones for bedside entertainment systems; and if she will make a statement.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date her Department agreed plans to encourage pharmacists to carry out basic procedures like blood pressure checks and issue prescriptions.

      Prescription Drugs: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 320W, on prescription drugs: internet, how many prosecutions for the sale of prescription...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will (a) reduce prescription costs and (b) abolish charges completely; and if she will make a statement.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, column 422W, on prescriptions: fees and charges, what mechanisms are in place for checking a...

      Royal Pharmaceutical Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the Government expects the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) to play in public policy following the establishment of the General Pharmaceutical...

      Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what grants were made by the Government for research into the development of treatment using (a) embryonic stem cells and (b) stem cells from umbilical...

      vCJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) tests and (b) prototype tests for the presence of vCJD in blood are (i) available and (ii) the subject of research; and if she will make a...

      vCJD: Blood Transfusion Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place for blood specimens held by the Blood Transfusion Service to be used in research to test for vCJD; and if she will make a...

      vCJD: Blood Transfusion Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests her Department has received for blood specimens held by the Blood Transfusion Service to be used in research to test for vCJD; and if...

      Waste Management: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been conducted by the NHS into the potential impacts on health of moving to fortnightly collections of household rubbish.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government are taking to promote economic regeneration in Afghanistan.

    • Burundi: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will provide a breakdown of how the £6 million funding for education in Burundi announced on 5 April is proposed to be...

      Crop Post Harvest

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date his Department commenced funding for the Crop Post Harvest programme; what his Department's total expenditure has been on...

      Departments: Property

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

      Departments: Property

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

      Departments: Property

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

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost of leasing buildings and office space was for (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking ahead of the forthcoming G8 meeting to ensure that consideration of the effect of climate change on...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made to ensure that support is delivered effectively and flexibly to conflict and post-conflict states through...

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has received on the Make A Teacher campaign.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made on meeting the 2005 G8 commitments on poverty relief; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what body is responsible for the oversight of UK-funded reconstruction projects in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Liberia: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department will support education in Liberia following the refusal by the Education for All Fast Track Initiative Catalytic...

      Overseas Aid: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will provide a breakdown of how the £1 million funding announced on 24 May 2007 for Sri Lanka will be spent; and whether any...

      Palestinians: EC Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) UK Government and (b) EU studies have been undertaken into the effectiveness of the temporary international mechanism in...

      Sierra Leone: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will provide a breakdown of how the £9 million funding for education in Sierra Leone announced on 5 April is proposed to be...

      Somalia: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will provide a breakdown of how the £9 million funding for education in Somalia announced on 5 April is proposed to be...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Somalia; what steps have been taken by the (a) UK and (b) EU to improve...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect of the political situation in Sri Lanka on the distribution of development aid.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate has been made of the numbers of (a) internally displaced people, (b) Sudanese refugees and (c) civilian...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Uplands Development

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will launch a new programme for uplands development, including the farming of (a) carbon from peat bogs; and (b) water in hills; and livestock...

    • British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking to respond to the findings of the Lofthouse report into the British Coal respiratory disease litigation, British Coal vibration white...

      Children: Physical Exercise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their target for the amount of physical exercise children should take; and how many children are meeting that target.

      Crime: Prison Officers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why information regarding convictions and other criminal offences by prison officers is kept only in local records and not at the highest level of HM Prison Service.

      Crime: Prison Officers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Ministers would expect to be notified in the event of a prison officer being (a) prosecuted or convicted of corruption; or (b) convicted of any other crime...

      Crime: Vehicle Registration

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prosecutions, by calendar year, the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has been a party to against manufacturers and suppliers of vehicle registration...

      Employment: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is unlawful for an employer in Northern Ireland, a member or friend of whose family has been a victim of terrorism, to refuse to employ the convicted...

      Energy: Government Buildings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking to ensure maximum energy saving from lights, television screens and electrical and electronic equipment in government buildings.

      Energy: Renewable Technologies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average length of time taken for consideration of a planning application for different renewable technologies; and what plans they have to expedite...

      Health: Incontinence Items

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will publish a summary of responses to the Department of Health consultation on Arrangements for the reimbursement pricing of stoma and incontinence...

      Health: Rampton Hospital

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many hours per day of recreation or other activity are provided to women in Rampton Hospital; and of what is this recreation comprised.

      Office for National Statistics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 4 June (Official Report, col. 877), whether the transfer of the Office for National Statistics to Newport will...

      Prisoners: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether men and women who are committed to prison undergo a medical examination; and, if so, whether this examination ascertains whether they carry a sexually...

      Prisoners: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prisoners tested positive for a sexually transmitted disease in the most recent analysis; how many tested positive for HIV; how this number was divided...

      Prisons: Cookham Wood

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether HM Prison Cookham Wood will close, prior to becoming a prison for young males; if so, to which institution the current women offenders will be moved; how...

      Prisons: Cookham Wood

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to change the function of HM Prison Cookham Wood from one holding female prisoners to one holding young male prisoners.

      Questions for Written Answer

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to reply to Lord James of Blackheath's Question for Written Answer (HL3577) tabled on 2 May.

      Royal Navy: Portsmouth

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the strategic implications of any closure of Portsmouth naval base in terms of capacity for rapid and flexible deployment of the fleet...

      Schools: ICT

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the use of information communication technology in schools to support children with literacy and personalised learning.

      Schools: Teachers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they influence the practice of teachers and teaching assistants; and How they ensure that all teachers in England and Wales remain up-to-date with the latest...

      Taxation: Aircrew Licences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What revenue they expect to collect from the imposition of VAT on the fees charged by medical examiners for examinations undertaken for the issue or renewal of...

      Visas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, having regard to the penultimate paragraph of section 4.6 of UKvisas: Best Practice Entry Clearance Work of 8 March, the British consulate-general in Hong...

      Visas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a person who is issued a two-year visit visa by the British consulate-general in Hong Kong rather than a visit visa for the period he wished to apply for...

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