Written answers

Monday, 18 June 2007

  • Prime Minister

    • Africa

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost was to the public exchequer of his recent visit to Africa; and if he will make a statement.

    • Czech Republic: Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Prime Minister what matters concerning the deployment of missile defence systems he discussed with his Czech counterpart on 13 June.

      Departments: Attorney-General

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions and on which dates since 1 January 2006 (a) he and (b) members of his staff at No. 10 Downing Street have spoken to the Attorney-General; and if...

      Departments: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost has been of his overseas visits since 10 May 2007; which countries he has visited; how many (a) officials, (b) advisers and (c) members of his family...

      IBM Corporation

      To ask the Prime Minister when his meeting at No. 10 on 2 December 1999 with Mr. Louis Gerstner Junior of the IBM Corporation of New York was first sought to be booked; whether discussions...

      Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Prime Minister whether (a) he and (b) Downing Street staff have (i) met and (ii) had discussions with (A) Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia and (B) his representatives since May 1997;...

  • Solicitor-General

    • BAE Systems: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Solicitor-General if he will request the Director of the Serious Fraud Office to reopen the investigation into the allegations of bribery in relation to the Al Yamamah contract.

    • Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many times the Law Officers' Departments were 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...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Minister for Children on the potential for co-ordination between efforts to identify...

    • Animal Welfare: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 334W, on animal welfare: transport, what the figure of 217...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the State Veterinary Service/Animal Health on (a) the views of individual state-employed...

      Cotswolds Conservation Boards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the grant aid settlements given to the Cotswolds Conservation Boards by Natural England were in each of the last five...

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff funded by the public purse in the Veterinary Medicines Directorate are classified as people without posts.

      Domestic Wastes: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2007, Official Report, columns 80-1W, on Domestic Wastes: Waste Management, if he will...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many pilot projects have been established by European Union member states following the communication from the Commission...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made pursuant to the duty imposed by section 1(3) of the Forestry Act 1967, of the adequacy of...

      Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the revised version of the Environment Agency report Life Cycle Assessment of Disposable and Reusable Nappies in the UK,...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence he has examined on whether there has been a causal link between the rate of growth of gross domestic product...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statistics his Department keeps on levels of (a) household waste, (b) commercial waste, (c) industrial waste and (d)...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department has given to (a) manufacturers and (b) commercial enterprises on methods by which they can...

  • Wales

    • Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 4W, on council tax: valuation, what change there was in council tax receipts as a result...

    • Additional Learning Needs Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what (a) procedures and (b) schedule for all forms of consideration and agreement of the Legislative Competence Order on Additional Learning Needs he is...

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will bring forward proposals to provide for all proposed legislative competence orders laid before the National Assembly for Wales to be referred...

  • Leader of the House

    • House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Leader of the House if he will undertake a formal public consultation on the electoral system for the House of Lords.

    • Members: Costs

      To ask the Leader of the House what the annual cost per hon. Member of the House is on the public purse.

      Oral Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what consideration he has given to the amount of time allocated for oral questions to (a) the Home Department and (b) the Ministry of Justice.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) off sale outlets and (b) licensed premises were prosecuted for serving alcohol to individuals under the age of 18 years old in...

    • Departments: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in his Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent by his Department on public relations in each of the last five years.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Freedom of Information requests have been received by each Northern Ireland Office (a) Department or (b) agency since the Freedom of...

      Immigrants: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many foreign nationals were convicted of criminal offences in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Northern Ireland Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list those matters on which he will answer questions following the resumption of devolved government; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Ghana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department is providing to peace support training in Ghana.

    • Unexploded Ordnance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the steps taken to remove land mines and explosive remnants of war.

      Warship Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the types and numbers of future warships to be ordered for the Royal Navy.

      Naval Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what account is taken of the implications for naval accommodation when decisions are made about royal naval training and the basing of ships.

      Operational Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many very serious injuries have been sustained in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in 2007.

      Super Garrisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the development of super garrisons in the UK.

      Surplus Military Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what safeguards are in place to prevent the acquisition of dangerous surplus military equipment by private individuals.

      Cocaine Interdiction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the Royal Navy is playing in the prevention of cocaine smuggling in the Caribbean.

      Airfield Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he has received on his airfield review.

      Troop Relocations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the relocation of Army personnel from Germany.

      RAF Cosford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the future of RAF Cosford.

      Veterans Badge Scheme

      Mr. Browne: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the veterans badge scheme.

      BAE Systems Arms Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the role of his Department in the negotiation of BAE Systems arms contracts.

      CAT Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made in ensuring the provision of CAT scanners in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Bevin Boys

      Mr. Jones: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made towards recognising the contribution of the Bevin Boys to the second world war effort; and if he will make a...

      Veterans: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision his Department has made for the mental health care of veterans.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of family accommodation at Pirbright barracks are occupied by squatters; and what steps are being taken to ensure such accommodation is...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what programmes his Department is funding to look at counter measures against the RPG29 and other shaped charge threats to British armoured vehicles.

      Departments: Property

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

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many weapons mounted installation kits and general purpose machine guns are in theatre in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Military Bases: Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence upon what grounds and for what reason a currency other than sterling will be used by British troops based on UK sovereign territory in Cyprus from next...

      Veterans Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funding his Department has allocated for local events to mark Veterans Day 2007; and whether all the funding has been allocated to local events.

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many ex-service personnel are waiting for financial entitlements from the Veterans Agency; (2) how many service personnel are awaiting (a)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2007, Official Report, column 739W, on the Arts Council, how many projects of all sizes were...

    • Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will bring forward proposals to establish a parliamentary committee to consider the Casino Advisory Panel's report in respect of...

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in her Department received bonus payments in 2006-07; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what work her Department has undertaken with (a) Age Concern, (b) the Royal National Institute for the Blind, (c) the Royal National...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what work her Department is undertaking to develop public service applications delivered via digital television; and if she will make a...

      Digital Broadcasting: Border Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what involvement her Department has had with Border Television in preparation for the digital switchover in Copeland in October.

      Digital Broadcasting: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department has collated data on the number of digital (a) televisions and (b) receivers sold in Copeland since the...

      Digital Broadcasting: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what methodology was used to decide that Copeland would be the first area in the UK in which digital switchover would occur; and if she...

      Digital Broadcasting: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much digital switchover implementation in October will cost the public purse, broken down by main budget heading.

      Digital UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) regulatory and (b) oversight role her Department has over Digital UK.

      Schools: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provisions she plans to put in place to improve the access to sport in schools for blind and partially sighted children.

      Swimming Pools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial assistance is available to fund community swimming pools.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departments: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2007, Official Report, column 1122W, on departments: training, how much expenditure was incurred on services...

  • Minister for Women

    • Equal Opportunities: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government are taking to address inequalities faced by ethnic minority women in the workplace; and if she will make a statement.

    • Equal Opportunities: Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government are taking to increase diversity in (a) the judiciary, (b) the police, (c) Parliament and (d) other UK institutions; and...

      Refuges: Edmonton

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many recorded cases there were of women being housed in refuges and safe houses in Edmonton constituency in 2006.

  • Transport

    • A303

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans are in place to upgrade the A303 to a dual carriageway; and what the likely completion date is of each scheme.

    • A303

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured on the single carriageway sections of the A303 in each of the last 10 years.

      A449: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will request the Highways Agency to conduct a full review of the safety of the A449 between Claines roundabout and Ombersley before the agency...

      Airbus A380

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many airports in the UK have the (a) facilities and (b) runway distance to operate the new Airbus A380 when it comes into service; (2) how...

      Automatic Train Protection: Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of the 1999 Health and Safety Commission inquiry into train protection systems.

      Blue Badge Scheme: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations his Department has received on the consultation on extending the Blue Badge disabled parking scheme to include children under two...

      Eurostar: Ashford Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has had from local interest groups regarding the Ashford International Eurostar service in the last 12 months.

      FV Gaul Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of the FV Gaul Inquiry.

      FV Trident Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated cost is of the FV Trident inquiry; who has responsibility for chairing the inquiry; and when he expects it to report.

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the overall change in the projected cost of the Galileo Satellite Navigation System was in each of the last three financial years; what assessment...

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the expected cost-benefit ratio of the Galileo Satellite Navigation System was in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c) 2006-07; (2) what...

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what return he expects to receive on the UK's contribution to the Galileo project; and how it will be calculated; (2) what evaluations he has...

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the total cost is of the full number of satellites proposed under the Galileo project; how many there are at the moment; and how many are...

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to strengthen the GNSS programme as referred to in the European Commission communication COM (2007) 261 of 16 May 2007; and by...

      Galileo Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the scope is of the European Union EGNOS programme; what the timetable is for its implementation; what its cost will be to the UK; how the...

      Galileo Project: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the (a) cost and (b) merits of funding the Galileo project through (i) public and (ii) private finance.

      Galileo Project: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the balance of risk between private and public sectors in the Galileo project is the same as that adopted by the Government in relation to...

      Galileo Project: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of the total cost of the Galileo programme between 2007 to 2013 will be paid for by the UK.

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide estimates of the level of noise between junctions five and seven of the M3 motorway in each of the last 20 years for which data are...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many MOT tests were carried out in each of the last three years in the UK.

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of motorcyclists killed and seriously injured in the last five years had (a) passed their test through direct access, (b) passed...

      MV Derbyshire Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of the MV Derbyshire Inquiry.

      Paddington Rail Accident Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of the Ladbroke Grove inquiry in 1999.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of total rail journeys were on tickets with unregulated rail fares for each train operating company in each year since 1998-99; and if...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total change in (a) regulated and (b) unregulated rail fares was for each rail franchise in England for the period 1996-97 to 2007-08...

      Railways: Grayrigg

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on the progress of the inquiry into the derailment at Grayrigg on 23 February 2007.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many unlicensed vehicles were involved in road traffic accidents in each year since 2000.

      Roads: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the Government has set aside for the construction of the Bexhill to Hastings link road; and if he will make a statement.

      Skips

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving building skips on roads have taken place in (a) England and (b) Wiltshire in the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Southall Rail Accident Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of the Southall Rail Accident inquiry in 1997.

      Trains: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on levels of rail overcrowding.

      Vans: Safety Belts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many serious injuries involving van drivers not wearing seat belts there were in each of the last five years.

  • Education and Skills

    • Adult Education: Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many (a) adults and (b) adults over 25 years received Skills for Life funding in (i) 2003-04, (ii) 2004-05 and (iii) 2005-06;...

    • Adult Education: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many adult learners were in further education in Copeland in 2005-06.

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to meet the Leitch Review of Skills' objective to eradicate low skills among the adult working age population by 2020.

      Book Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much funding his Department provided to the Booktrust charity in each year since 2001.

      Departments: Public Relations

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

      Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 2002 and (b) 2004.

      Education: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which (a) conferences, (b) seminars and (c) other events have been funded under bilateral EU-US funding for joint activities in higher...

      Educational Institutions: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the likely impact on UK universities of the decision by the University and College Union to boycott...

      Educational Maintenance Allowance: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many young people were in receipt of educational maintenance allowance in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year since its...

      Foundation Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to his speech on Second Reading of the Further Education and Training Bill on 21 May 2007, Official Report, columns 994-1003, what...

      Higher Education: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many entrants to university undergraduate courses came from West Lancashire constituency in each of the last five years.

      Higher Education: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the participation rate in higher education was of people aged 18 to 21 years in West Lancashire constituency in each year since 1997.

      Lip Reading: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of the costs for lip-reading classes are met by the Learning and Skills Council; and whether individual funding of learners...

      Midwives: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 February 2007, Official Report, column 706W, on midwives: qualifications, if he will make a statement on the...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what timetable he has for matching spending per pupil in the maintained school sector with funding for pupils in the independent educational...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many university science departments closed in each of the last 10 years; and what steps he is taking to seek to prevent further closures.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many Sure Start children's centres have been set up; and what assessment he has made of progress towards the Government's target to have...

      Vocational Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the impact on attendance rates in education to employment and other vocational courses of the replacement of...

      Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to establish an all-age strategy for career advice and guidance public service provision in England following the...

      Westminster Kingsway College: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) level 1 and (b) other entry level places available at Westminster Kingsway College of...

      Young People: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what proportion of young people in West Lancashire constituency were not in education, employment or training in each of the last 10...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to eradicate the poppy crop in Afghanistan; and if she will make a statement.

    • Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken to promote the passage of a resolution on Burma at the UN Human Rights Council in September.

      Cambodia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the (a) UK, (b) EU and (c) UN has pledged to aid the bringing to trial of those involved in the Khmer Rouge in...

      Chad: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response the Government have made to France's request for EU partners to send a force of 12,000 troops to Chad to provide...

      Chad: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the UK has made (a) unilaterally and (b) multilaterally through the (i) UN and (ii) EU to encourage Chad...

      China: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has held with representatives of the Chinese Government on the situation in (a) Darfur and (b) Burma.

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have taken place in the last 12 months between the UK Government and the Government of Cyprus on the status of...

      Departments: Mittal Steel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which events held by (a) her Department and (b) UK embassies have been sponsored by Mittal Steel since 1997.

      Departments: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) external and (b) internal appointments (i) she and (ii) her Ministers attended in each week of March 2007.

      Departments: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings took place between Ministers in her Department and outside interest groups between 1 January and 31 March; and...

      Departments: Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) services and (b) products her Department has procured from Remploy in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether HM High Commission in Kingston has (a) served a notice of refusal against revocation of a deportation order on Mr....

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether HM High Commission in Kingston has received from the Home Office Immigration and Nationality Directorate the notices of...

      Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which nations have been in breach of the Vienna Convention in their dealings with UK citizens since 1 May 1997; and if she will...

      East Timor: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps she is taking to assist in ensuring that parliamentary elections in East Timor are free and fair.

      East Timor: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings the British ambassador in Jakarta has had with (a) the UN Mission in East Timor and (b) the East Timorese...

      European Constitution Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions she has had with her (a) Polish and (b) Czech counterparts on the EU Constitution.

      G8

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will (a) place in the Library copies of all documents circulated by the United Kingdom at the G8 Heads of Government...

      India: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions she has held with representatives of the Indian Government on the situation in Burma.

      Saudi Arabia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens were held at the Mabatha Interrogation Centre in Saudi Arabia in each year since 1990; and if she will make...

      Saudi Arabia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since 1995 the Saudi Government has refused to grant UK consular access to UK citizens held in custody in...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions since 1 May 1997 the UK Government has made representations to the Government of Saudi Arabia about human...

      Saudi Arabia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the funding which has been accrued by the Al Qaeda terrorist network from charitable bodies in...

      Saudi Arabia: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether investigations by the UK Government and their agencies have shown that any terrorist activities since 11 September 2001...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of the human rights situation in Sri Lanka; and if she will make a statement.

      Thailand: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the (a) likely date for a general election in Thailand and (b) dissolution of Thai Rak Thai...

      Uganda: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the theft in Uganda of $1.6 million from Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation.

      Vietnam: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will make representations to the Government of Vietnam for assurances that it will not enforce the instructions to local...

      Western European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans she has to ensure that UK contributions to the Western European Union Parliamentary Assembly are paid when due.

  • International Development

    • Burma: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what expenses are paid to consultants working for his Department in Burma in addition to their basic pay.

    • Burma: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what monitoring and auditing of UN Development Programme projects in Burma funded by his Department takes place to counter corruption...

      Burma: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many grants have been given to the UN Development Programme for projects in Burma in the last four years; for what purposes; and to...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects to announce the annual budget from his Department for Burma for 2008-09.

      Colombia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to make aid available to Colombia following recent flooding in Antioquia province.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on its (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each...

      Developing Countries: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding and resources the UK has pledged to the construction sector transparency initiative.

      Developing Countries: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many 10-year agreements under the Education for All initiative announced in April 2006 have been signed with developing countries...

      Developing Countries: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on his Department's proposals on a Medicines Transparency Alliance.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Defence Equipment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry whether export licences for military equipment are required by a (a) private individual and (b) museum or collection for the export of...

    • Defence Equipment: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many export licences for arms and other military equipment were applied for in the last three years for which figures are available; and...

      Departments: Advertising

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

      Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what methodology is used by his Department to account for its carbon emissions.

      Dietary Supplements: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his estimate is of the value of the specialist natural health product (a) manufacturing and (b) retailing sectors; what recent...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many civic amenity sites there are in England and Wales; and how many such sites will have facilities to collect waste electrical and...

      Energy Technologies Institute: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 336W, on Energy Technologies Institute: Wales, in what ways the Welsh Energy...

      Exhaust Emissions: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if his Department will commission research and development into minimising (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) general environmental...

      India: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what progress he has made on the creation and development of an intellectual property rights agreement between the UK and India; and if he...

      Iran: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1816W, on Iran: Export Credits Guarantee, in what way the Export Credits...

      Iran: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1816W, on Iran: Export Credits Guarantee, what steps are being taken to seek...

      Iran: Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 3 May 2007, Official Report, column 1816W, on Iran: Export Credits Guarantee, how many applications for export...

      Nuclear Power: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what recent discussions he has had with the United States Administration on participation by the UK in the Global Nuclear Energy Partnership.

      Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry if he will publish a timetable for the removal from the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority of responsibility for the setting of packaging...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what plans he has to improve the balance of working and non-working hours for people in full-time employment.

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2007, to the hon. Member for Aldershot (Mr. Howarth), Official Report, column 1132W, on Air Passenger Duty, if he will...

    • Child Benefit: Armed Forces

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to which partner child benefit is payable in circumstances where a member of the armed forces and his wife are posted overseas while in receipt of child benefit.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers are available to representatives of the Valuation Office Agency in conducting investigation for valuation purposes.

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 4 December 2006, Official Report, column 196W, on departmental expenditure, what payments have been made by his Department to...

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue his Department received from advertisements on his Department's (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in each of the...

      Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by HM Revenue and Customs on flights within England in 2005.

      Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology is used by his Department to account for its carbon emissions.

      Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) purpose and (b) value was of each payment made by his Department to Professor Iain Maclean of Oxford university since 1997.

      Departments: Credit Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department have corporate charge cards.

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by his Department on legal fees in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which recruitment agencies (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have employed to provide services since 1997.

      Departments: Sign Language

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of providing British Sign Language (BSL) videos on his departmental website for the benefit of those whose first...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter of 2 May 2007 from the hon. Member for North-East Milton Keynes on MKSnap, a charity based in Milton Keynes.

      Pension Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total value is of assets held in (a) self-administered private sector occupational defined benefit schemes, (b) self-administered private sector...

      Population

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the population in England live in (a) London boroughs, (b) two-tier areas, (c) unitary areas and (d) metropolitan areas.

      Registration: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the estimated total expenditure (a) by the Office for National Statistics and (b) from local authority contributions was on the new computer...

      Smuggling: Drugs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) arrests were made and (b) convictions were secured by HM Revenue and Customs for (i) drugs trafficking and (ii) associated criminal finance...

      Tree Preservation Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether tree protection orders may be placed on a tree or series of trees prior to a planning application that would result in the trees being removed or...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2007, Official Report, column 2134W, on the Valuation Office Agency, what the purpose was of the visits to (a)...

      Valuation Office Agency: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which datasets maintained by the Valuation Office Agency are held on the Government's Information Asset Register.

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of complete and accurate VAT registration applications were processed within 21 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months for which...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints HM Revenue and Customs received on the time taken to process VAT registrations in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      VAT: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of HM Revenue and Customs' performance in repaying VAT to claimants where claims are properly claimed and payments are...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Lancashire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in West Lancashire constituency received tax credits in each of the last five years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many appeals against repayment of overpaid tax credits remain unresolved due to computer or other technical issues; and how many of the outstanding...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition he uses of the sub-category of toxicological procedure Substances used in the Household in the context of his Department's...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many meetings he had with hon. Members to discuss the reconsideration of tribunal verdicts on the expulsion of failed asylum seekers in...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which countries' agencies the immigration and nationality directorate co-operated in order to return failed asylum seekers in the last...

      Asylum: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of individuals awaiting a decision on their asylum claim are refused the right to work.

      Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the recruitment and retention of police community support officers.

      Community Support Officers: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers were originally planned to be in post in Kent in March 2008; and how many are now expected to be...

      Community Support Officers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes he plans to make to the numbers of police community support officers in (a) Essex, (b) Hampshire, (c) Kent, (d) Surrey, (e)...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total costs incurred by his Department from the departmental split resulting in the formation of the Ministry of Justice have been.

      Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent staff are working on priority legacy cases.

      Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology is used by his Department to account for its carbon emissions.

      Departments: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments his Department made to MVA Limited in each of the last three years; and what the purpose was of each payment.

      Departments: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what official (a) lunches, (b) dinners and (c) receptions he has hosted in each of the last six months; and what the (i) location, (ii)...

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much was raised from the sale of departmental property in each of the last five years; (2) what properties his Department (a)...

      Departments: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was to his Department of the unpublished research paper Sizing the Illegally Resident Working Population.

      Departments: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department was of the unpublished research paper Development of a study into the impact of Government policy on asylum flows.

      Departments: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department was of the unfinished report Enforcement of warrants.

      Departments: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 April 2007, Official Report, columns 599-600W, how many Home Office reviews have been instigated or agreed to...

      Departments: Travel Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department and its agencies paid in travel agencies' fees in each year since 1997.

      Detainees: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to ensure the right to religious observance is upheld in immigration removal centres.

      Detainees: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines his Department has issued on collective worship in immigration removal centres.

      Detainees: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on moving asylum claimants between immigration removal centres in each of the last five years.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many roadside enforcement checks dealing with (a) speed, (b) drink driving, (c) driving under the influence of drugs, (d) use of seat...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the driving population has been stopped by the police for a roadside check to deal with (a) speed, (b) drink driving,...

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents involving the use of ball-bearing guns have been reported in the last five years; and what action he intends to take to...

      Fulbright Fellowship in Police Studies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff applied for the Fullbright Fellowship in Police Studies' scheme in each year since its...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which locations facilities are (a) in existence and (b) planned for (i) the manufacture of identity cards and (ii) the processing of...

      Immigrants: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what systems his Department has put in place for monitoring the response made in immigration decisions to the advice of medical inspectors.

      Immigrants: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what formal arrangements his Department has made for the health care of sick travellers detained by the immigration service.

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government tests those who wish to enter the UK for a period of six months or more from countries with a high prevalence of...

      Immigrants: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of people from countries with a high prevalence of tuberculosis and seeking entry into the UK for a period of...

      Immigration Controls: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Russian citizens have been refused entry into the United Kingdom on the grounds of a threat to national security in the last 12 months.

      Immigration: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-English speaking immigrants applied for residency in the UK in each year since 1997.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 8 May regarding a constituent, ref: M10538/7.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of omissions and errors in the postcode address file on the proposed national identity scheme; and...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) injured and (b) killed as a result of knife crime offences in (i) Suffolk, (ii) Bedfordshire, (iii)...

      Police Cautions: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were cautioned by police in each year since 1997, broken down by age of child.

      Police: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on police funding in Cambridgeshire.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Wrexham (Ian Lucas) of 18 May 2007, Official Report, column 960W, on police...

      Police: Death Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assistance he provides to the dependants of fallen police officers; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in providing front-line police officers with electronic hand-held devices to assist in reducing officer time away...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on the use by police authorities of the allocation of receipts from taxation on second homes and the...

      Police: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been allocated to police authorities to enable police officers to maintain high levels of physical fitness in 2007-08.

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces are equipped with National Strategy for Police Information Systems in respect of (a) custody and (b) case preparation;...

      Police: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each police authority operating in West Lancashire constituency spent on training (a) police officers, (b) police community...

      Police: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the levels of road accidents involving police response vehicles.

      Police: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of policing the UK's borders and entry points in the last year for which figures are available.

      Police: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces do not have a dedicated roads policing division; and what the title is of the units and divisions in each force which...

      Police: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average number of roads policing officers on duty at any given time was in each police force in the last period for which figures...

      Police: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average number of roads policing officers on duty at any given time in each of the police forces in the last period for which figures...

      Police: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 265W, on the police: terrorism, how many police officers are planned to be...

      Ports: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what action his Department has taken with the Department of Health and the Health Protection Agency to publish an explanation of...

      Safer Neighbourhoods Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each London borough contributed to safer neighbourhood teams match funding in each of the last three years.

      Stop and Search: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people whose vehicles have been stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000 have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of...

      Stop and Search: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles were stopped and searched in each police force area in England in each year from 1997-98 to 2007-08; how many of these...

      Sussex Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in Government funding for Sussex police has been over the last 10 years.

      Theft: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice he has given to police forces on the policing of dog thefts.

      Vetting: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people's Criminal Records Bureau checks were incorrect in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; (2) what estimate he has made...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for telecommunications masts were approved by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the last five...

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she (a) has taken and (b) proposes to take during the next 12 months to secure implementation of her response to...

      Best Value

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the Comprehensive Area Assessment will differ from the Comprehensive Performance Assessment and Best Value.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to prevent increases in council tax valuations arising from the making of environmental improvements to...

      Departments: Equality Act 2006 (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what public awareness-raising activities her Department is planning to increase understanding of the Equality Act (Sexual...

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff in her Department received bonus payments in 2006-07; what proportion of the total work force they represented;...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department's Electronic Survey of Empty Homes Data Collection Scheme records Empty Dwelling Management Orders issued...

      Empty Property: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty or abandoned properties there were in the Elevate area of East Lancashire when the body was established; and how...

      Fire Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she has taken to inform fire-fighters of changes to the terms and conditions of those retained under a second contract.

      Fire Services: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the full combined costs are of all the interim solutions needed for the (a) FireControl and (b) FireLink projects.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the market price of a home information pack, including VAT, excluding the Home Condition Report...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether details of energy performance certificates will be held on the Home Condition Report database.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's latest estimate is of the average market cost of a home information pack, including VAT, (a) with a home...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many accredited home information pack inspectors are ready to operate in (a) the UK and (b) the South West; and how many...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of four bedroom properties likely to be placed for sale on the housing...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many owner occupiers in each of the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinders in England have had their properties demolished and...

      Housing: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what resources have been provided for the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit to deliver its mission; how many staff are...

      Housing: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Ministers agreed the target of 25 per cent. of new affordable homes for the Strategic Commission areas in West Newcastle...

      Housing: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken to increase the effectiveness of the housing private finance initiative programme.

      Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the outstanding arrears of rent on council-owned (a) residential and (b) commercial property are in each London borough.

      Infrastructure: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will provide financial or other resource support to members of the public and voluntary stakeholder groups to participate...

      Local Authorities: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) Gershon Review and (b) annual efficiency savings were set for local authorities in each year since their introduction.

      Local Government Finance Funding Changes Independent Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department is planning to produce a formal response to the Lyons inquiry; and what the timetable is for considering...

      Local Government Finance: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if the Government will provide additional financial assistance to central London local authorities with large numbers of...

      Local Government: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received recommending local government restructuring in Greater London in the last 12 months.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for publishing the valuation of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the Treasury's estimate was in 1997 of the financial cost to the Local Government Pension Scheme per year of...

      Local Government: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account was taken of the local election purdah period in setting the timetable for the consultation on local government...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory licensing of houses of multiple occupation...

      North Lincolnshire Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the capital allowance to North Lincolnshire Council was in each of the last 10 years.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she plans to take to improve parliamentary scrutiny of national planning policy statements following paragraph 1.44...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps her Department is taking to support the development of a landowner and developer tariff for infrastructure...

      Planning Policy Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements are in place for taking account of the views of Ministers in the devolved administrations in decisions on the...

      Planning: Housing Improvements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department has received from the Federation of Master Builders on the proposals in the Planning White...

      Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much financial support was made available for urban search and rescue teams in each fire authority area in each financial...

      Rescue Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding is available for the provision of urban search and rescue teams; and if she will make a statement.

      Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on the use of receipts from the local taxation of second homes.

      Tenants: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers are available to (a) local authorities, (b) the police and (c) other agencies to evict tenants causing antisocial...

      Travelling People: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to require all local planning authorities to report biannually to her Department on (a) the...

      Travelling People: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to (a) monitor and (b) publish the details of progress by local planning authorities in...

      Travelling People: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has given to local planning authorities on the provision of Gypsy and Traveller sites ahead of the adoption of...

      Waste Disposal: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many civic amenity sites have had to amend planning permission as a result of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what research her Department and its agencies has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated into the operation of joint waste...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what incentives will be provided to local authorities to join joint waste authorities.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Bereavement Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission a study to find out how many people are eligible for bereavement benefits.

    • National Insurance Contributions: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the number of people in contracted-out defined benefit schemes in each year from 2001-02 to 2015-16; and if he...

      National Insurance Contributions: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the cost of contracted-out rebates for (a) defined benefit and (b) defined contribution pension schemes in...

      National Insurance Contributions: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the average pension value for individuals in defined benefit schemes of the contracted out rebates for each year...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advice he has received about the prospects for removing legal obstacles to the use of automatic enrolment in group personal pensions and...

      Pensioner Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate (a) how many pensioners were living in deep poverty, defined as a household income below 40 per cent. of median household...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many defined benefit schemes reduced the cap on indexation of pensions in payment from 5 per cent. to 2.5 per cent. for accruals from April...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will break down the figures in table 7.12 of the Family Resources survey to show the proportion of working age private sector employees...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of (a) schemes and (b) members included in the sample of defined benefit schemes analysed in the Purple Book were in...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library the figures illustrated by the graph in figure 8 of Security in retirement: towards a new pension system.

      Pensions: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to review the level of contracted out rebates for pension schemes from 1 April 2008; and if he will make a statement;...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assumption has been made on the annual uprating of the contribution limit for personal accounts in the stochastic modelling described on...

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to what year the figures in table 5.2 of the Regulatory Impact Assessment to Personal Accounts: A New Way to Save pertain.

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the average contributions to personal and stakeholder pensions detailed in table 5.2 of the Regulatory Impact Assessment to Personal...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his answer of 19 December 2006, Official Report, column 2004W, on pensions, how much state pension and savings credit would be...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departments: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many grievance procedures have been initiated in his Department in the last 12 months.

    • Departments: Internet

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, column 354W, on Departments: internet, what the cost was of (a) establishing and (b) maintaining the...

      Departments: Legal Costs

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) how much has been spent by his Department on legal fees since its establishment; (2) how much has been spent by his Department on public relations since...

      Departments: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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 section 22 (iii) of...

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister (1) what properties his Department has (a) owned and (b) rented since its establishment; (2) what recent estimate has been made of the value of his...

      Departments: Training

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how much his Department has spent on (a) anti-bullying training and (b) diversity awareness training since its creation.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2007, Official Report, column 568W, on abortion, on what date the Annual Abortion Statistics 2006 will be published; if...

    • Acute Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of acute beds required in (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) five years time; and if she will make...

      Aerials: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what studies her Department has carried out into the health effects of mobile telephone masts since March 2006; and if she will make a statement.

      Ambulance Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial rewards for performance ambulance services were eligible for in the financial years (a) 1991-92 to 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99 to 2006-07;...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to make sutent available in England for the treatment of cancer.

      Community Care: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the annual expenditure on home care services was per care recipient of each local authority in England with social services responsibilities in...

      Community Development: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what factors the North Essex Primary Care Trust took into account in deciding to fund a community development worker to liaise with Colchester and...

      Community Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the communities hospitals fund budget has been allocated to projects in 2007-08; and if she will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children are registered for NHS dentistry in (i) Milton Keynes, (ii) the south east and (c) England.

      Dental Services: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis the allocation of funding for orthodontic services for Barnsley for 2006-07 was calculated.

      Dental Services: North Eastern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total value of orthodontic treatment was carried out during the reference period of (a) October 2004 and (b) October 2005 in (i) Barnsley, (ii)...

      Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology is used by her Department to account for its carbon emissions.

      Departments: Epilepsy

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

      Departments: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which regional newspapers are regularly monitored by her Department.

      Departments: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.

      Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) her Department and (ii)...

      Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library copies of her departmental employee surveys for (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.

      Dietary Supplements: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment the Food Standards Agency has made of the impact of the implementation of the Food Supplements Directive on (a) the specialist...

      Disabled: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government plan to provide public funding for local access groups which provide advice services in relation to accessibility for people with...

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a copy of the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency's anti-counterfeiting strategy aimed at disrupting...

      East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the East Riding of Yorkshire Primary Care Trust has spent on management consultants since its inception; and if she will make a statement.

      Fit for Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much had been spent up to 4 June 2007 on the Fit for Future programme; and how much has been paid to McKinsey and Company for work undertaken as part...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Rice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the plans are for the Food Standards Agency's review of its handling of the GM rice (LL601) contamination incident following the judicial review of...

      Headaches: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is available on the NHS for occipital nerve stimulation for cluster headaches; and whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Health Services: East Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 May 2007, Official Report, column 1603W, on health services: East Riding, what her Department's definition is of emergency...

      Health Services: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on training for sexual health and pregnancy advisory services on effective multi-agency working and disclosure to protect children and...

      Health: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions her Department has had with (a) the Health Protection Agency and (b) the Board of Airline Representatives on (i) agreeing a system for...

      Health: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has (a) prepared and (b) implemented a national financial framework for expenditure in port health as recommended in the Port...

      Health: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which international travel terminals have (a) implemented and (b) evaluated and amended their port health risk assessments as recommended in the...

      Health: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many entrants at ports of entry into the UK were referred to NHS facilities in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Heart Diseases: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds have been allocated within the NHS to research (a) the cause of and (b) treatment for cardiac risk in the young.

      Homeopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if she will list the primary care trusts which have stopped all funding for homeopathic treatment; and if she will make a statement; (2) what...

      Hospital Wards: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS beds in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were in mixed wards in each year since 1997.

      Maternity Services: Royal Shrewsbury Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to prevent adverse changes to the level of services provided for neo-natal care at the Royal Shrewsbury Hospital.

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2007, Official Report, column 721W, on drug analysis, (1) what the time scale is for the planned programme for the...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff funded by the public purse in the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency are classified as people without posts.

      Midwives: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what relevance (a) existing and (b) proposed European Union directives have to her Department's decision to require independent midwives to have...

      Midwives: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2007, Official Report, columns 1317-18W, on midwives: insurance, if she will clarify the information included in the...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans her Department has to fund elsewhere in the UK research initiatives similar to the Translational Research Centre of Excellence for...

      NHS Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was provided to the NHS Alliance from (a) her Department's budget and (b) the NHS budget in each financial year since 1997-98.

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of her Department's staff have been (a) recruited by and (b) seconded to designated foundation trust hospitals.

      NHS Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS numbers are in issuance.

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were made against the national health service in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the proposals contained in her Department's consultation, Arrangements for the remuneration of services relating to appliances within Part IX of...

      NHS: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make a statement on private firms seeking to use the Freedom of Information legislation to obtain details of management decisions or...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value has been of her Department's forward payments to local service providers under the National Programme for Information Technology since the...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 November 2006, Official Report, column 490W, on NHS IT systems, when the results of the review will be published.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff funded by the public purse in NHS Connecting for Health are classified as people without posts.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on lawyers' fees in respect of negligence claims in each of the last five years; and how much compensation was paid in respect of...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether she has met the Chairman of the Labour Party to discuss NHS service provision since 3 July 2006.

      Osteoporosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps are being taken to ensure that the recent National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on drugs to treat osteoporosis...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2007, Official Report, column 621W, on patient choice schemes, for what reasons the total number of bookings made...

      Patients: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to whom the breakdown by practice of the GP patients' survey is made available.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which dispensing appliance contractors hold a market share of more than 5 per cent.; and what percentage market share each holds.

      Pharmacy: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pharmacists were making independent prescriptions in (a) Gateshead East and Washington West, (b) the North East and (c) England in the latest...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines have been issued to local authorities on ensuring enclosed public spaces have no smoking signs at all entrances.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many council officers have been trained to enforce the forthcoming smoking ban, broken down by local authorities; and what the cost has been to both...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures have been taken by (a) central Government, (b) local authorities and (c) NHS trusts to inform the public of the forthcoming smoking ban;...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the new no smoking sign cost to design; and what estimate has been made of the production costs of all new no smoking signs.

      Smoking: Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received from those responsible for listed buildings on the appearance and placement of the new no smoking signs; and what...

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what petitions have been received by her Department from the unstaffed sunbed salon industry operators in opposition to further regulation; (2)...

      Surgical Dressings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were treated with maggot debridement therapy within the NHS in each year since 1997, broken down by NHS trust; and if she will...

      Tomography: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many computerised tomography scanners are operational in the NHS in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex.

      Tuberculosis: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether new entrants at ports of entry with symptoms of tuberculosis are referred to NHS facilities near the port of entry or their intended destination...

      Tuberculosis: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has carried out a review of the benefits of X-ray screening for tuberculosis at ports as recommended by the Health Protection...

      Tuberculosis: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which ports of entry into the UK undertake tuberculosis screening by X-ray machine; and what arrangements are in place for multi-terminal ports that have...

      University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to expand the University of Liverpool Cancer Research Centre; and if she will make a statement.

      X-rays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the additional money earmarked for dual X-ray absorptiometry scans has been allocated to health authorities; and how much has been spent on...

  • Justice

    • Community Justice Centres: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 374W, on community justice centres: public appointments, what meetings have taken...

    • Departments: Official Cars

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what make and model of car (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria were...

      Departments: Official Residences

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will list the official ministerial residences allocated to Ministers in her Department; and what the total annual cost is of running each.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much was raised from the sale of departmental property in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what recent estimate has been made of the value of the Department's property portfolio.

      Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much money her Department plans to spend in the 2007-08 financial year on public relations.

      Driving Offences: Bexley

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many people in the London Borough of Bexley have received fixed penalty notices for using a mobile phone whilst driving in each of the last...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Education and Skills on family courts.

      Judges: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many (a) Crown court, (b) County court, (c) High court and (d) Court of Appeal judges have been appointed in each of the last five years;...

      Judges: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if she will list the (a) primary legislation and (b) statutory instruments which regulate (i) the appointment and (ii) renewal of appointment...

      Legal Services Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues in HM Treasury on the impact of the Legal Services Bill, if enacted, on the...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many magistrates are expected to leave the magistracy in financial year 2007-08.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what the cost has been of Operation Safeguard in 2007; how many police force invoices have been (a) received and (b) paid; and how many...

      Prison Service: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what steps she has taken to ensure the Joint Industrial Relations Procedure Agreement process is followed regarding the dispute with the Prison...

      Residence Orders

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many and what percentage of sole residency orders were given to the (a) mother and (b) father in each region in England and Wales in...

      Road Traffic Offences: Foreigners

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many motoring offences were committed by overseas registered vehicles in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of fines levied in...

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many sentences handed down by each judge in England and Wales were successfully appealed against in each of the last five years.

      Sentencing: Appeals

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many and what percentage of sentences successfully appealed against by (a) the Attorney-General and (b) the convicted person were (i)...

      Trials

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many trials have been abandoned on technical grounds in each of the last five years, broken down by category of offence; and what the...

      Young Offender Institutions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what steps she is taking to ensure that prison officers in juvenile offender institutions are protected from assaults with pool cues and other...

      Young Offender Institutions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what (a) training to officers in (i) juvenile offender institutions and (ii) prisons for adults and (b) equipment is provided to deal with...

      Young Offender Institutions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what factors were taken into account in deciding that prison officers officed in the juvenile estate should not be given access to extendable...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Land Rovers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the effect of the environmental conditions in Afghanistan on the operational effectiveness of weapons-mounted installation kit...

    • Afghanistan: Land Rovers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many weapons-mounted installation kit Land Rover vehicles in Afghanistan are currently in working order.

      Afghanistan: Military Casualties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many British service men and women have been killed or wounded in Afghanistan in each of the years of this century.

      Agriculture: Higher Level Stewardship Scheme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity on 28 March (Official Report, 1575-76W), whether the...

      Arms Trade: Al Yamamah

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the Prime Minister's comments on 7 June, what vital interests to the United Kingdom would have been wrecked by a continued investigation by the Serious...

      Aviation: Illegal Radio Stations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are being taken to locate and close down illegal radio stations operating on FM frequencies which might interfere with transmissions to and from aircraft.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 18 October 2006 (WA 187) on the discussions between the United Kingdom and the Government of India referred to by...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 18 October 2006 (WA 187) on representations received from the former Governor of Hong Kong and Hong Kong...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the outcome of the British Coal respiratory disease litigation and the British Coal white finger vibration litigation; and,...

      Chagos Islands

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take in response to the judgment of the Court of Appeal on 23 May upholding the right of abode of the Chagossian people.

      Children: Disappearances Abroad

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the level of co-operation between the police authorities in Portugal and United Kingdom police authorities in the case of Madeleine McCann has been...

      Climate Change

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 17 May (WA 55—6), which experts sceptical of the doctrine of manmade catastrophic climate change they...

      Commission for Rural Communities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which of their policies have changed as a result of advice from the Commission for Rural Communities.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have carried out any studies which estimate how many people in the developing world die from malnutrition and related causes each year; whether any of...

      Crime: Business

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures are currently being taken to reduce the incidence of crimes targeted against business.

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 14 May (WA 4) concerning Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority licence application R0153, to...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 14 May (WA 4), why the embryos of no other species would be suitable for researching implantation; and...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the implications for public policy arising out of the work of Japanese scientists in successfully turning adult stem cells into...

      Energy: Demand Reduction Trials

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 23 January (WA 220), what projects the joint steering committee has agreed to support; when each is due to start...

      Energy: Renewables

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Statement by Lord Truscott on 23 May on the energy White Paper, what steps they will take to ensure that the attainment of 15 per cent of...

      Equality

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which functions of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and the Equal Opportunities Commission are "regulatory" within the meaning of the consultation...

      EU: Financial Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What response they received from European Union member states to the request from Mr Ed Balls MP for the Government to adhere to the single market in the Financial...

      Food: Plastic Packaging

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made an assessment of the information circulated by the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in the United States that plastic containers and plastic...

      G8: Doha Round

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will now provide an update on the common position of the G4 on the Doha round; and what progress was made at Heiligendamm on ensuring this position is...

      Health: Blood Transfusions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is expected to consider the ethical implications of any decision it reaches when issuing...

      Health: Blood Transfusions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average cost of providing a blood transfusion to an adult patient in the National Health Service; and what cost increase is expected when prion...

      Health: Blood Transfusions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether blood transfusions are more cost-effective than erythropoietins (EPOs) in managing chemotherapy-induced anaemia; and whether it is recommended National...

      Health: Contraceptive Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they are taking following the publication of the contraceptive services audit.

      Health: Henock-Schonlein Purpura

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much public money was allocated in each of the last 10 years to research into Henoch-Schönlein Purpura; and which establishments received the money.

      Health: Human Papilloma Virus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to ensure that general practitioners can provide the human papillomavirus vaccine to females aged between 12 and 26; and What advice they have...

      Health: NICE Guidance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is expected to consider patient convenience and preference when formulating its guidance.

      Israel and Palestine: Arab League Peace Plan

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the outcome of the meeting on 4 May between the quartet and representatives of the Arab League; and what efforts they are making to support the Arab...

      Israel and Palestine: Peace Talks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make a further request to the Government of the United States to persuade the Government of Israel to follow international law in response to...

      Israel and Palestine: Recognition

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have assessed the extent to which the Hamas political party and its Ministers in the Government of Palestine have given de facto recognition to Israel...

      Lebanon: UN Interim Force

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon has been in action against armed militants or terrorists; if so, how many fatal casualties the force has...

      Marine Environment: Conservation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the response from both interest groups and the general public to their recent marine conservation zones White Paper.

      Obesity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they will make to counter the anticipated rise in United Kingdom adult obesity to one in four by 2010.

      Official Entertainment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In relation to the farewell reception at Lancaster House on 19 June for Lord Levy as the Prime Minister's personal envoy (a) what is the total estimated cost; (b)...

      Olympic Games 2012: Allotments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in coming to its decisions on the future of Manor Garden allotments on the Olympic site, the London Development Agency consulted the original covenant...

      Olympic Games 2012: Allotments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what date they expect to relocate the Manor Garden allotment holders back to the Olympic site in the event that they are evicted.

      Olympic Games 2012: Allotments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated cost of removing the topsoil, disposing of it and substituting new topsoil, on the proposed replacement site for Manor Garden allotment...

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What additional administrative burden would be placed on the Identity and Passport Service by a passport applicant who used the passport application form to...

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many passports have been lost or stolen in transit from the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last 12 months; and what steps they intend to take to...

      Police: Speeding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many times police cars in each force in England and Wales have been recorded as exceeding the speed limit; and in how many of these cases the driver was given...

      Railways: Level Crossings

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in view of the circumstances of the level-crossing crash in the week beginning 4 June in Australia, they will reconsider the nature of penalties meted out...

      Restorative Justice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what date pilot schemes will start in selected police forces to test restorative justice interventions for young people in circumstances in which a formal...

      Roads: Policing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many officers in the Metropolitan Police force are engaged in roads policing; and how many were engaged in this activity 25 years ago.

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Secretary for Rural Affairs, Landscape and Biodiversity on 21 May (Official Report, Commons, cols. 1037-38W),...

      Taxation: Road Use

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total annual revenue raised from taxes levied specifically on road users in the last year for which figures are available.

      Waste Management: WEEE Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to encourage environmental design as stated in Regulation 59 of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/3289);...

      Welsh Language

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What indicators they use to measure the impact of the Welsh Language Act 1993 on use of the language; and what were the findings to date.

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