Written answers

Thursday, 21 June 2007

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Casino Advisory Panel: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total expenditure was of the Casino Advisory Panel.

    • Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the total cost was of the Budd report on gambling.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what total costs were associated with the White Paper, A Safe Bet for Success—Modernising Britain's Gambling Laws.

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what recent discussions (a) she and (b) her Department have had with companies which have bid for the utilities contracts for...

      Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) which bodies will be involved in making the decision on the contractors and companies which are awarded the utilities contracts...

      Sports: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what criteria she uses to decide which Olympic governing bodies of sport receive funding from her Department.

  • Wales

    • Departments: Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people in his Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement on his...

    • Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of employment...

  • Scotland

    • Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of his Department's staff received a bonus in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

    • Elections: Ballot Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2007, Official Report, columns 921-22W, on elections: ballot papers, (1) who chaired the Electronic Counting...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons Commission: Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2007, Official Report, column 1060W, on House of Commons Commission:...

    • Parking

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many car parking spaces there are on the Commons part of the parliamentary estate (a) in the underground...

      Smoking

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission on what date the Commission last discussed implementation of the forthcoming ban on smoking in enclosed public...

  • International Development

    • Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has increased its presence in (a) Syria, (b) Jordan and (c) Egypt to assist Iraqi refugees; and if he will...

    • Democracy: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on projects promoting democracy in each of the last three years.

      Departments: Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people in his Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over.

      Departments: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which destinations he visited in an official capacity between 17 May and 17 June.

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2006-07; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the...

      Departments: Remploy

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

      Gaza: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation of the civilian population in Gaza following the takeover of the area's...

      Humanitarian Aid: Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the impact of the recent violence in Gaza on the operations of the UN Relief and Works Agency for...

      Humanitarian Aid: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent reports he has received on the murder of aid workers in Sri Lanka; and what guidance his Department is making available for...

      Iraq: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk of 7 June 2007, official report, column 685W, on Iraq:...

      Mozambique: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department has provided to health systems in each of the last five years in (a) Mozambique and (b) China; and what...

      Mozambique: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to facilitate the provision of health care free at the point of access in (a) Mozambique and (b) China.

      Overseas Aid: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what occasions and from whom the UK has sought the return of monies misappropriated from UK aid programmes.

      Palestinians: EC Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the restored EU funding to the Palestinian Authority will be directed to (a) the West Bank and (b) Gaza; and if he...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what changes are planned to the operation of the Temporary International Mechanism for the delivery of aid to the Palestinian people...

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support has been given to the Presidential Parastatal Sector Reform Commission in Tanzania for (a) work in the area of...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) mines, (b) mortar rounds, (c) projectiles by calibre, (d) missiles and (e) air dropped weapons were expended by members of UK armed...

    • Aircraft Carriers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the delay in the construction of the two new aircraft carriers for the UK has resulted in job losses at dockyards.

      Aircraft Carriers: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the impact on dockyards in the UK if the Government decide to collaborate with France in the construction of the...

      Armed Forces: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the duties are of each defence dental personnel role; how many hours per week those in each role are expected to devote to the provision of dental...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) location and (b) number of personnel was for each operational deployment in 1997.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much HM Treasury has passed to the Ministry of Defence from monies received from Annington Homes in connection with sales of former Ministry of...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed service personnel have received a tax-free bonus for service in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) the Balkans since October 2006.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research has been undertaken on the vertical and horizontal centre of gravity position of each of the various types of Land Rover used by the armed...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution the UK has made to the study agreed at the NATO summit in Riga in 2006 on a collective alliance territorial missile defence system.

      Bank of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have given authorisations in relation to monies (i) held in and (ii) transferred from a...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of orders for urgent operational requirements placed in the last 12 months; and if he will list those items of equipment costing over...

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Secretary of State for Defence how many flights to overseas destinations were taken by (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in each of the last three calendar...

      Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to extend the eligibility for the issue of Veterans lapel badges to former members of the Women's Land Army.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the contracts his Department has with private military and security companies for services provided in Iraq; what the value is of each...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes's constituent Mr. Ron Nield to be sent a reply to his letter to the Service Personnel and...

      Military Bases: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many years the consortium awarded the private finance initiative for the Colchester garrison will have ownership of the land.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fuel leaks were recorded aboard RAF Nimrod aircraft in the six months prior to September 2006.

      North Atlantic Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the outcome of the North Atlantic Council defence ministers meeting on 14 and 15 June 2007.

      Project Al Yamamah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funds have been held by the Defence Export Services Organisation in relation to the Al Yamamah defence contract since May 1997; and if he will make...

      Project Al Yamamah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to authorise the publication of the Comptroller and Auditor General's reports on the Al Yamamah contract.

      Project Al Yamamah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will publish the annexes to the Al Yamamah contract which cover support services; (2) what requirement was laid down in the Al Yamamah...

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether landing rights have been provided to Prince Bandar of Saudi Arabia at RAF Brize Norton; and if he will make a statement.

      Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the status of the Technology Readiness and Risk Assessment Programme.

  • Education and Skills

    • Anthony Bailey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what role (a) Anthony Bailey and (b) Eligo International played in the Academies programme; and what payments each received.

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of students entering (a) apprenticeships and (b) advanced apprenticeships were already in employment in each...

      Children in Care: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will ensure that Ofsted involve young people with experience of care in its inspecting of care homes.

      City Academies: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether any city academy school sites are owned by private sector interests.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of all pupils aged five, six or seven have been taught in classes of 31 or more in each local education...

      Class Sizes: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average class size was for (a) secondary schools and (b) primary schools in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland in each of...

      Classroom Assistants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many learning support assistants there were in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local authority area in each of the last 10...

      Curriculum: Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the scope for teaching citizenship outside places of education.

      Degrees: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) women and (b) men did not complete their degree in each of the last five years, broken down by the...

      Departments: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was paid in compensation to (a) pupils and (b) teachers by his Department in each year since 1997.

      Departments: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which Ministers in his Department have been Criminal Records Bureau checked.

      Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much capital expenditure there was in the education sector in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood in each year since 1997.

      Education: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much capital expenditure there was in the education sector in West Lancashire constituency in each year since 1997.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of English as an additional language pupils in West Lancashire constituency.

      Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant: Peterborough City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he next plans to review the allocation of ethnic minority achievement grant to Peterborough city council; and if he will make a statement.

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on the Every Child Counts initiative, how many children are...

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on the Every Child Counts initiative, on what date the Making Good...

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on the Every Child Counts initiative, how much has been spent on the...

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on the Every Child Counts initiative, what programmes his Department...

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on the Every Child Counts initiative, what contents and methods will...

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 365W, on the Every Child Counts initiative, how his Department will...

      Every Child Counts Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to implement the Every Child Counts initiative on a national basis.

      Females: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many girls from maintained schools were accepted to study (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) biochemistry, (d) psychology and...

      Foundation Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of employers involved in foundation degrees were in the public sector in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Foundation Degrees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many foundation degrees were awarded in each employment sector in each of the last five years.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of children qualifying for free school meals had (a) one parent, (b) two parents and (c) neither parent in...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what percentage of children selected by aptitude to attend (a) city academies and (b) specialist schools are in receipt of free school meals.

      Further Education: Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students in further education in each of the regions failed to complete their course in the last 12 months; and how many of those...

      Further Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many students are studying further mathematics A or AS level via the further mathematics network in (a) West Sussex and (b) England.

      Further Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students were entered for A level further mathematics examinations in each year since 1997; (2) how many students were...

      GCE A Level: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of (a) girls and (b) boys in maintained schools were awarded (i) at least one A, (ii) at least two As and...

      GCSE: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils in Shropshire were entered for a modern language at GCSE in each year from 2001 to 2006.

      GCSE: Mandarin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many students have taken GCSE Mandarin in each local authority in each of the last five years for which figures are available; (2)...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2007 to question 117654, on GCSEs, how many mainstream (a) maintained and (b) independent secondary...

      GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of 15-year-olds attending (a) independent mainstream schools and (b) maintained mainstream schools achieved five or more...

      Head Teachers: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what proportion of head teachers have a degree in a science subject.

      Hearing Impaired: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many lip reading and sign language teachers are employed in Copeland.

      International GCSEs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what recent discussions the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has had with Cambridge International Examinations and Edexcel on the...

      Languages: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills which foreign languages were studied by pupils in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex for (i) GCSE, (ii) A/S-Level and (iii) A-Level in...

      Maintained Schools: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of pupils in maintained schools did not achieve five A*-G grades at GCSE in each year since 1997, broken...

      Nurseries: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what assessment he has made of the impact of increases in business rates on fee levels in (a) private day nurseries, (b) voluntary day...

      Nurseries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will take action to assist nurseries and childcare organisations which no longer receive funding from the National Nursery Initiative...

      Nursery Schools: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what representations he has received on implementing the Code of Practice for Nursery Education in pilot areas; and if he will make a...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 124W, on Ofsted, how much Ofsted spent on legal advice on the drafting of...

      Ofsted: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what remuneration is received by the Chair of the Ofsted Board for that role.

      Personal, Social and Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the evidential basis was for the statement made by Ofsted in its report "Time for Change? Personal, Social and Health Education" that...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils had been permanently excluded more than once in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) sex and (b) ethnicity; and...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupils ceased attendance at a pupil referral unit because they had been sentenced to a term in a young offender institution...

      Pupil Referral Units: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what proportion of pupils in pupil referral units did not obtain (a) five A*-C grades including English and mathematics at...

      Pupils: Eastern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the total recurrent funding per pupil was in real terms in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e)...

      Pupils: EC Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many children originally from EU accession states were enrolled in schools in (a) Somerset and (b) Taunton constituency in (i) 2002,...

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of children in (a) Somerset and (b) Taunton constituency have English as a second language; and what funding...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how much was allocated per pupil to each local education authority in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what the average education funding was per pupil in West Lancashire in each year since 1997, broken down by age group; (2) what the...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the average education funding was per pupil, broken down by age group, in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West, (c) England and (d) the...

      Pupils: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on the provision of careers advice for (a) secondary school and (b) post-16 pupils; what steps his Department...

      Pupils: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what records his Department has of the numbers of young people in secondary schools in England who accessed careers advisers in each of the...

      Qualifications: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupils obtained (a) no, (b) one, (c) two, (d) three and (e) four GCSEs at grades A*-C in English in (i) England, (ii)...

      Reading: Mentors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to the answer of 6 June 2007, Official Report, column 508W, on reading: mentors, (1) whether it is part of the role of paid...

      School Leaving: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils leaving school at 16 there were without (a) five GCSEs at A-C, (b) five GCSEs at A-E and (c) GCSEs in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2005.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many appeals were lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to (a) maintained primary schools and (b) maintained...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the total number of places in schools in each year to 2025; (2) what estimate he has made of the number...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of pupils in full-time education in each year to 2015.

      Schools: Census

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when he expects the January 2007 schools census data to be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils were excluded from school for violent conduct in each local education authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupil-on-pupil assaults there have been in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority in each...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what funding streams local authorities receive to facilitate the (a) expansion of existing schools and (b) construction of new schools as...

      Schools: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will discuss future allocations of funding in respect of the English as an additional language excellence programme with Peterborough...

      Schools: Middlesbrough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many school places in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland were not filled in 2006-07.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills whether there is an appeal process for his decision to grant consent for a school playing fields to be sold off.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will make a statement on his plans to expand competitive sport in schools.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what representations he received from (a) hon. and right hon. Members, (b) schools, (c) teachers, (d) parents and (e) others on...

      Science: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many pupils from maintained schools were accepted to study (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) biochemistry, (d) psychology and...

      Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time students were studying on recognised courses at level (i) 2, (ii) 3 and (iii) 4 in (A) further...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will commission a study of the average number of years a graduate has to work to pay off student debt, basing the calculation on the...

      Sure Start Programme: Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what guidance he gives local authorities on the involvement of health visitors in the provision of services for children and families in...

      Teachers: Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what progress has been made in the training of specialist teachers of citizenship.

      Teachers: Pay

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

      Teachers: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) percentage of (i) physics, (ii) chemistry and (iii) biology teachers holding a degree...

      Teachers: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of (a) physics, (b) chemistry and (c) biology teachers who qualified in each year...

      Teachers: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what his estimate is of the number of newly qualified teachers (NQTs) who left the profession within three years of obtaining NQT status in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he plans to take to secure recognition of employment-based teacher training programmes in countries outside the European economic...

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage place-based learning.

      Teaching Methods: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills when Stratton Upper School and Community College in Bedfordshire adopted the Students As Learning Partners scheme at Key Stage 4; what...

      Thomas Telford School: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what discussions he has had with Thomas Telford school in Shropshire on its admissions policy.

      Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) how many companies have signed a Skills Pledge; how many employees these companies employ; how many employees these companies expect...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many pupils were persistent truants in schools with (a) fewer than 1,000 pupils, (b) 1,000 to 1,500 pupils and (c) more than 1,500...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many individuals in each region are undertaking training as part of the Train to Gain scheme in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many qualifications have been awarded under Train to Gain, broken down by (a) sector and (b) (i) level and (ii) year awarded.

      West Jesmond School: Newcastle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills (1) what advice he has received from the Highways Agency on the proposed temporary relocation of West Jesmond Primary School to the Castle...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Central Office of Information: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of the 6 June 2007, Official Report, column 590W, on the Central Office of Information (CoI): contracts, if she will list...

    • Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many flights to overseas destinations were taken by (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in her Department in each of the last three calendar...

      Departments: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many energy saving lightbulbs were purchased by her Department for use on the departmental estate in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.

      Departments: Official Visits

      To ask the Minister without Portfolio which destinations she visited in an official capacity between 17 May and 17 June.

      Departments: Remploy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what (a) services and (b) products her Department has procured from Remploy in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Peninsula Business Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what payments (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made to Peninsula Business Services since May 1997.

      Voluntary Organisations: Public Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the use of third sector organisations to undertake public functions.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of (a) volunteer week in raising awareness of the role volunteers play in local communities and...

  • Deputy Prime Minister

    • Departments: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister how many memorandums of understanding are in force as a result of agreements with foreign Governments entered into by Ministers in his Department; and what...

    • Departments: Official Residences

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the official ministerial residences allocated to him; and what the total annual cost is of running each.

      Departments: Sign Language

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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...

      Government Departments: Health

      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent steps he has taken to improve the coordination of the work of Government Departments on health matters.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departments: Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in his Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

    • Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials work in his Department.

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over.

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2006-07; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total...

      Departments: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what average number of days per year was taken by staff in his Department as sick leave in each of the last five years for which records are...

      Driving Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were convicted of driving offences in (a) each constituency and (b) each council area in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Juvenile Justice Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what academic qualifications were attained by juveniles detained at the Juvenile Justice Centre in each of the last six years; and what steps he...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured as a result of road traffic accidents in Northern Ireland, broken down by (i)...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured as a result of road traffic accidents at the location of static speed cameras in...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many static speed traps are located in each (a) constituency and (b) council area in Northern Ireland.

  • Trade and Industry

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps the Government offices in the regions are taking to expand (a) their own broadband use and (b) broadband use within their regions.

    • Departments: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many Memoranda of Understanding are in force as a result of agreements with foreign Governments entered into by Ministers in his...

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment his Department has made of the effect of UK implementation of the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment on product design.

      Electronic Equipment: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many electronics producers have recycling obligations under the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations which come...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions his Department has had with Ofgem on the information the regulator needs to meet the new role assigned to it in the Energy...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps are being taken to improve and reinforce consumer and investor confidence in new environmental technologies.

      Furniture: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps trading standards enforcement officers take to ensure that furniture imported into the UK from other EU member states meets the...

      Gardens: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what his Department's policy is on the labelling of outdoor patio heaters for energy efficiency standards.

      International Atomic Energy Agency: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what discussions he has had with the International Atomic Energy Agency on its recruitment policy, with particular reference to the...

      Internet: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what estimate his Department has made of the losses suffered in each of the last five years by the British film, music, retail and rental...

      Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how much the Government spent on nanotechnology in each of the last 10 years; and how much it plans to spend in the next 10 years.

      New Businesses: Stafford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry how many new business start-ups there were in Stafford constituency in each of the last three years; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what effect he expects the planned change in funding for the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority in financial year 2007-08 and subsequent years...

      Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2007, Official Report, column 772-73W, on radioactive wastes: waste management, what definition he uses of...

      Science: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what steps have been taken to evaluate the 21st century science GCSEs, and other new syllabi.

      Science: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what mechanisms exist in Government to coordinate, develop and evaluate science centres.

      Science: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of science centres in the UK and of their role in science education; and what the...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with how many people against whom removal proceedings had commenced the Immigration and Nationality Directorate lost contact in each month of...

    • Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which countries received returning failed asylum applicants under the UK enforced returns programme in each year since 2004; how many...

      Asylum: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account is taken of membership of the Kurdistan Democratic Party of Iran in assessing applications for asylum in the UK.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make a statement on the progress of the Association of Chief Police Officers' review of the guidance for the investigation of...

      Departments: Advertising

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

      Departments: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Memorandums of Understanding are in force as a result of agreements with foreign governments entered into by Ministers in his...

      Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests were made to his Department under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each month of the last two years; what percentage...

      Departments: Legal Costs

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

      Departments: Remploy

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

      Deportation: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people whose asylum claims had failed were deported to Afghanistan in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances embassy officials from foreign countries are given access to detained asylum seekers before their claims have been...

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether detained asylum seekers are given a choice whether to meet officials from the embassy of their country of origin.

      Domestic Violence: Lancashire

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

      Driving Under Influence: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drink-driving tests were carried out in West Lancashire in 2004.

      Drug Seizures: Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) UK and (b) non-UK seizures there were of (i) cocaine, (ii) heroin, (iii) cannabis, (iv) LSD and (v) ecstasy within the...

      Drug Seizures: Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the (a) date and (b) weight was of each individual (i) UK and (ii) non-UK seizure of (A) cocaine, (B) heroin, (C) cannabis, (D)...

      Greater Manchester Police: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of (a) racial discrimination and (b) sex discrimination have been made against Greater Manchester police by (i) all...

      Homicide: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the time scale is for the internal police inquiry into the handling of honour killings; whether the results of the inquiry will be made...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the right hon. Member for Birmingham Hodge Hill will attend a meeting of the all party group on trafficking in women and children with Ms...

      Immigration Controls: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response he has made to the conclusions of the Joint Committee on Human Rights on the decision to bring in biometric immigration...

      Internet: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans his Department has to improve data gathering capabilities on internet piracy.

      Ministerial Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to answer the letter dated 11 April from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mrs P. Akhtar.

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of stabbings in each of the last three years.

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people convicted of knife crime in each of the last three years were suffering from mental illness.

      Personation: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) identity and (b) online fraud were recorded in West Lancashire in each of the last five years.

      Police: Boats

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police boats were being operated by each police authority in each of the last five years.

      Police: Bridgend

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers were based in Bridgend constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has undertaken to compare the effects of mixed gender and single gender frontline policing in local communities.

      Police: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police response vehicles were in road accidents while on operational duty in each of the last five years; how many injuries were...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the ranges of pay are for all ranks in the police force.

      Police: Protective Clothing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of police officers are provided with stab-proof vests while on duty in (a) the United Kingdom and (b) the South West.

      Police: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) guidance he has issued to police authorities and (b) recent discussions he has held with police staff associations on police...

      Police: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what non-lethal weaponry is in development for use by the police.

      Police: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what newly-developed non-lethal weapons have been supplied to police officers in the last five years.

      Proceeds of Crime: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the South Wales police authority recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in each year since its introduction.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police support staff have been reassigned to the Serious and Organised Crime Agency since its...

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) support staff (i) the Sussex branch and (ii) other UK operational regions of the Serious and Organised...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted on charges relating to having sexual intercourse with an underage person in each...

      Terrorism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the sources of funding for extremist imams in the UK; and which countries have been identified as...

      Valuation Office Agency: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner has provided to the Valuation Office Agency on the practice of inspections and...

      Warehouse Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has to tackle illegal rave activity.

      Work Permits: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultation was carried out with the NHS and its associated bodies prior to the implementation of the new immigration rules on how the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Carbon Dioxide Reduction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the carbon price necessary to achieve the Government's carbon dioxide reduction objectives.

    • Biomass Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on Government support for the biomass industry in the UK; and if he...

      GM and Non-GM Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to modify the minimum separation distances between GM and non-GM crops.

      Recycling Advice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance his Department provides to businesses to improve their management of waste, with particular reference to...

      Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many abandoned cars were recorded in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e)...

      Agricultural Products: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average retail price was of (a) apples, (b) beef, (c) cabbages, (d) carrots, (e) chicken, (f) eggs, (g) lamb,...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of single farm payment scheme claims have been paid for (a) 2005 and (b) 2006 (i) in part and...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of farmers are yet to receive their full single payment scheme payment for (a) 2005 and (b)...

      Carbon Dioxide: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likelihood of reaching the target of a 60 per cent. carbon dioxide reduction by 2020.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State of Trade and Industry on the development in the UK of...

      Carbon Trading Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to introduce personal carbon trading allowances.

      Commercial Whaling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department made at the recent conference of the International Whaling Commission on the moratorium on...

      Consumption: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the development of a national sustainable consumption programme.

      Departments: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people with epilepsy are employed by his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Departments: Manpower

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

      Departments: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what proportion of his Department's administration costs was spent on running public consultations in 2006-07; (2) how...

      Departments: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library copies of his Department's employee surveys for (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

      Departments: Travel Agents

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

      Dog Breeders: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the monitoring and...

      Domestic Wastes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has commissioned or undertaken into the...

      EU Inspire Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timetable is for the implementation of the EU INSPIRE Directive.

      Fisheries: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of fishermen were declared bankrupt in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) the UK in...

      Fisheries: National Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the gross value added (GVA) and proportion of total GVA of fishing in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) the UK...

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements he has made to deal with liability in the event that BASF's genetically modified potato trials cause damage...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence he considered before agreeing to the 0.9 per cent. threshold for genetically modified organisms in the new...

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department last assessed the available technologies for cleaning up contaminated land.

      Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has targets for making good contaminated land.

      Low Carbon Building Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues from the Department of Trade and Industry on the environmental...

      Nature Conservation: Severn Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of designating the Severn estuary as a special area of conservation; and if he will...

      Nuclear Power: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the joint UK-Japan workshop on achieving a sustainable low-carbon society held from 13 to 15 June included discussion...

      Packaging: Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what measurements were taken of the amount of packaging waste produced by each of the signatories to the Courtauld...

      Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been (a) allocated and (b) spent by the Government on research and development on deep geological disposal of...

      Recycling: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he has made on amending the performance indicator applicable to local councils in respect of recycling levels...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the development of a renewable energy and efficiency partnership.

      Waste Disposal: Microprocessors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action programme has issued on the use of microchips or...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures his Department has put in place to reduce its waste arisings; and what the quantitative impact of each measure...

      Water Companies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures he is taking to ensure that water companies reduce leakages from water pipes.

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the likelihood of securing a majority in the International Whaling Commission for a...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the internal guidance produced by the Valuation Office Agency on sending...

    • Departments: Advertisements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much revenue her Department received from advertisements on its (a) public information leaflets and (b) public websites in...

      Departments: Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in her Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if she...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of staff in her Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over.

      Departments: Remploy

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

      Departments: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list all the unpublished research commissioned from (a) individuals and (b) organisations outside her Department...

      Departments: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what average number of days per year was taken by staff in her Department as sick leave in each of the last five years for which...

      Departments: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the merits of providing British Sign Language (BSL) videos on her departmental website for the...

      Derelict Land: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of brownfield sites are on (a) contaminated and (b) recently decontaminated land in (i) England and (ii) East...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the objectives of energy performance certificates are with regard to the reduction of (a) carbon emissions and (b) fuel costs.

      Energy Performance Certificates: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which EU directive requires UK homes to have an energy performance certificate; and what its implementation date is.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she intends to require a single enforcing authority for fire safety in residential accommodation under the Regulatory...

      Fire Services: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what process will be used to appoint members of the Regional Fire Management Boards.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effect of the introduction of home information packs on the stability of the housing...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will list the research which her Department or its predecessor has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken into the effect...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what factors were taken into account when deciding whether to undertake a public consultation exercise in relation to the new...

      Housing: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether service personnel may be accepted as having a local connection for the purposes of social housing if they grew up in the...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic dwellings in England are currently assigned the value significant code of (a) FC and (b) FP in each local...

      Land: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will list the data sources for the National Land and Property Gazetteer database; (2) which department or agency...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of implications for Government policy of the High Court judgment on the application of Shrewsbury...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many residential lettings were marketed in (a) England and (b) Wales in the last year for which figures are available.

      Repossession Orders: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many orders for repossession were (a) applied for and (b) granted to Eastbourne borough council in each of the last 10 years.

  • Transport

    • Airports: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of passengers travelling to and from (a) Stansted, (b) Bristol and (c) Manchester airport by (i)...

    • Airports: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of passengers travelling to and from (a) Newcastle, (b) Bristol, (c) Gatwick, (d) Luton, (e)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many airports (a) which have runway development plans approved in the Future of Air Transport White Paper and (b) where land is safeguarded...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many UK airports have safeguarded land for future development.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which UK airports had runway development approved in the Future of Air Transport White Paper.

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many UK airports with over 50,000 movements per year have produced strategic noise maps.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the benefits to the UK arising from those additional security restrictions on the number of pieces of hand baggage for...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what comparative research his Department has assessed on the level of security and hand baggage restrictions in place in UK airports and those in (a)...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has had from business leaders on the security and hand baggage restrictions on UK air travellers.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect of security regulations for UK air travellers on (a) UK business...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK aviation industry of the additional security regulations for air travellers.

      Bus Services: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average age is of the bus fleet in each (a) county and (b) district in the north east.

      Car Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many car-share lanes he has authorised in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many flights to overseas destinations were taken by (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in each of the last three calendar...

      Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many energy saving lightbulbs were purchased by his Department for use on the departmental estate in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006.

      Departments: Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people in his Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement on...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of staff in his Department are (a) male, (b) female, (c) registered disabled and (d) aged 55 or over.

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2006-07; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what the total amount of...

      Departments: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what average number of days per year was taken by staff in his Department as sick leave in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Dial-a-Ride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much he has allocated to dial-a-ride systems operated by local authorities in each of the last three years.

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many deaths and serious injuries were attributed to the actions of drivers recorded with (a) 140 or more, (b) more than 120 but less than...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many drivers who were killed in each year from 1997 to 2006 were known or suspected to have consumed alcohol in sufficient quantity for their...

      Driving Under Influence: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what (a) oral and (b) written representations he has received from (i) European Union and (ii) other European authorities on the harmonisation...

      Driving: Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether it is permissible for an individual to drive a car while being prescribed methadone.

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what response he has made to representatives from the British Airlines Pilots Association on the comparative emissions from different forms of transport.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) speeding fines, (b) London congestion charge fines and (c) parking fines were incurred by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in 2006-07.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of miles travelled by cars in the Government Car and Despatch Agency in 2006-07.

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ask the European Commission for a clear ruling on whether member states may make retro-reflective markings mandatory on newly registered...

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the (a) European Commission and (b) United Nations Economic Commission for Europe on making retro-reflective...

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to make retro-reflective markings mandatory on all newly registered heavy goods vehicles before 10 October 2009 if the European...

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average journey of (a) three and a half and (b) 12 tonne trucks on (i) motorways and (ii) A roads in England was in the last period for...

      Lorries: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether his Department is conducting work on the lorry road user charge; (2) what steps the Government is taking to ensure that foreign hauliers...

      M1

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the carriageways of the M1 motorway between junctions 26 and 27 are next scheduled to be resurfaced.

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle defect notices were issued for each year since 1997 in respect of (a) British registered vehicles and (b) vehicles registered in...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he plans to make it Government policy to extend the MOT testing regime to every other year after cars' fourth year as recommended by the...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the environmental impact of extending the allowed...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles failed MOTs on grounds of emissions standards in each year since 1997, broken down by vehicle type.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with (a) the motor insurance industry, (b) MOT garages, (c) the police and (d) the motor car manufacturing industry on...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many MOT tests were carried out on (a) private and (b) commercial vehicles in each year since 1997.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many approved MOT garages there are.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the average investment on equipment made by an MOT garage to carry out MOT tests on (a) private and (b) commercial vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much a garage is required to pay in fees in order to gain approval as a registered MOT provider; and to which agency such fees are payable.

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 108W, on motorcycles, what reservations were expressed by motorcycle racing and...

      Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make an assessment of the likely implications for the staffing of his Department and its agencies of the Off-Road Vehicles...

      Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of which programmes managed by his Department and its agencies would have to be delayed or postponed should the Off Road...

      Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister for Northern Ireland on the possible implications of the Off-Road Vehicles...

      Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the possible impact on the rural and farming community of the Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill if enacted in...

      Railways: Northern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Sprinter trains are in use on the Northern Rail franchise; and what the average age is of the Sprinter fleet.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of children (a) killed and (b) seriously injured on the road in each year since 1997 during their...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many (a) road traffic accidents (RTAs) and (b) RTAs involving serious injury or fatalities were recorded in each year since 1997 in which...

      Traffic Lights: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment was made of the merits of requiring traffic light cameras to be brightly painted when the decision was taken to make that a requirement...

      Transport: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the percentage change in real terms of the cost of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus and (c) train since 1997.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many instances of serious safety lapses have occurred on the West Coast mainline since the Grayrigg derailment on 23 February; (2) how many...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the full report on the inquiry into the Grayrigg derailment to be published.

  • Justice

    • Burglary: Sentencing

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many mandatory sentences were handed down to burglars in each year since 1997.

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much funding has been allocated to training for paediatricians giving testimony for the prosecution in child abuse cases for 2007-08.

      Coroners: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of procedures in coroner's courts for dealing with deaths due to mesothelioma.

      Coroners: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what representations her Department has received on the conduct of inquests into deaths caused by mesothelioma; and if she will make a statement.

      Crown Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether all inmates detained in Crown court cells have been subject to the minimum standard of induction as required by Prison Service Order...

      Crown Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether all inmates detained in Crown court cells have been subject to the minimum standard of health screening as required in prison service...

      Crown Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice whether each instance of accommodation provided for inmates in Crown court cells corresponds with the minimum standards as laid down in Prison...

      Crown Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what level of supervision is provided to prisoners detained overnight in Crown court cells; and if she will make a statement.

      Crown Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice who is responsible for the supervision of prisoners lodged overnight in Crown court cells; and if she will make a statement.

      Crown Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prisoners have been held overnight in Crown court cells since the beginning of 2007; and if she will make a statement.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice which (a) advertising agencies and (b) other organisations supplied consultancy services for advertising campaigns for (i) her Department and...

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much was spent on advertising by (a) the Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Remploy

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what (a) services and (b) products her Department and its predecessor has procured from Remploy in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Drink Driving

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Gordon (Malcolm Bruce) on 6 June 2007, Official Report, columns 592-600W, on driving under...

      Fixed Penalties: Prisoners

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2007, Official Report, column 382W, on fixed penalties: prisoners, how it was possible to provide a substantive...

      Offenders

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many (a) first time offenders and (b) re-offenders were arrested and subsequently charged in (i) Bridgend constituency, (ii) the South...

      Poaching: Salmon

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many convictions there were in each year from 2002 to 2006 for illegal poaching of salmon with prohibited instruments.

      Police Custody: Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) how many cells at police stations in Sussex are being used as part of Operation Safeguard; (2) what the cost has been of the use of cells...

      Prisoners: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what the average population was in young offender institutions in each year since 1997.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many incidents of (a) self-harm, (b) prisoner-on-prisoner violence, (c) prisoner-on-officer violence and (d) officer-on-prisoner violence...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how much and what proportion of the prison service budget was spent on drug rehabilitation programmes inside prisons in the last 12 months,...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice (1) what discussions her Department has had with the Prison Service on the possibility of easing prison overcrowding by transferring prisoners...

      Probation: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice what her most recent estimate is of the number of (a) probation officer and (b) probation service officer vacancies in each probation area in...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many offenders made the subject of each type of community supervision by the courts were sent to prison for (a) further offending during the...

      Strikes: Shrewsbury

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice if he will initiate an inquiry into the arrest, prosecution and conviction of the 24 building workers in 1972, known as the Shrewsbury 24, and...

      Tickets: Touting

      To ask the Minister of State, Ministry of Justice how many prosecutions there were of ticket touts in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Sustainability Levy Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the Aggregates Sustainability Levy Fund was allocated to each of the fund's eight national delivery partners in each year since the fund was...

    • Aggregates Sustainability Levy Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much from the Aggregates Levy Fund was allocated to the fund's objective of (a) minimising the demand for primary aggregates, (b) promoting...

      Aggregates Sustainability Levy Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much from the Aggregates Levy Fund was allocated to local authorities in each year since the fund was established.

      Business: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) schools and (b) businesses were involved in the Enterprise Summer School Scheme in West Lancashire constituency in 2006; and how many (i)...

      Contracts: Medical Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what involvement his Department had in negotiating the new contract for the delivery of general medical services agreed in June 2003.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many laser pens and laser measuring devices the Valuation Office Agency has purchased in the last 36 months; and what the cost has been.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments (a) his Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency made to Hometrack in each of the last three years.

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the property attributes and data that the HM Revenue and Customs stamp taxes provides to the Valuation Office Agency in relation to domestic...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many photographic identity cards have been issued to staff of the Valuation Office Agency to assist in carrying out valuations of property.

      Departments: Home Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in his Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement on his...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent full-time contracts of employment in...

      Departments: Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department uses the categorisation 'mission critical' in relation to departmental projects; and if he will make a statement.

      Departments: Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many redundancies there were from his Department in (a) 2002-03 and (b) 2006-07; and what the total amount was of compensation payments made in each year.

      Disabled Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with representative groups about the transition support programme announced in Aiming High for Disabled Children: Better Support...

      Employment: West Lancashire

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

      Families

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) internal evaluations and (b) external research the Treasury has (i) undertaken and (ii) commissioned on the effects of investment in early...

      Immigration: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in funding for (a) London and (b) Wimbledon as a result of the change from International Passenger Survey to...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the forecast revenue is from landfill tax in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) each year onwards for which estimates are available in...

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his latest estimate is of the (a) total population and (b) number of public sector workers for the period from 2007 to 2057; and if he will...

      Sequestration of Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the total value of assets the Asset Freezing Unit is likely to freeze in each of the first three years of its operation on an...

      Sequestration of Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Asset Freezing Unit will become operational; how many full time equivalent staff members it will employ; what its annual budget will be; and what...

      Stamp Duties: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people received refunds on stamp duty in 2006-07; and how many received such refunds erroneously.

      Tax Credit: Pension Funds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the evidential basis is which supports the statement that the abolition of dividend tax credits in his July 1997 Budget was the right decision for the...

  • Health

    • Blood Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations she received in each year since 2002 on the National Blood Service's policy that prohibits gay and bisexual men from donating blood.

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the (a) epidemiological and (b) statistical correlation between incidences of cancer and (i) mining communities and (ii)...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the number of people who will be diagnosed with lymphoma in the next five years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department is taking to increase the number of lymphoma patients who are able to choose whether to receive their care at home or in a...

      Cancer: Sunitinib

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance her Department gives to primary care trusts for the provision of the drug sunitinib (Sutent) to cancer patients on the NHS; (2) if...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support is available for lymphoma patients to help them comply with their treatments.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of payment by results on the provision of social and psychological support to lymphoma patients.

      Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans her Department has to review the implementation of the Human Tissue Act 2004 in order to safeguard tissue-banks which may be needed for...

      Cancer: Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment has been made of the impact of lymphoma services of the £20 million extra capital investment to build new PET-CT facilities...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent meetings she has had with groups representing patients with peripheral arterial disease.

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration her Department has given to the inclusion of strategies to manage peripheral arterial disease in the national stroke strategy.

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions have taken place with regard to identification of patients with peripheral arterial disease as part of the vascular disease risk...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued by her Department on the use of the ankle brachial pressure index as a means of assessing vascular disease risk.

      Carers: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to continue the carers' grant after April 2008.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact the new dental contract has had on (a) care of patients and (b) working conditions of dentists; and if she...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the impact of the new dental contract on access to NHS dentistry; and if she will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether her Department has a target for the number of NHS dentists per head of population in (a) each primary care trust area and (b) England.

      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) the City of Sunderland, (ii) the North East region and (iii) England.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which primary care trusts patients seeking an NHS dentist are (a) able to make their own arrangements to choose which NHS dentist they see, (b)...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have undertaken patient surveys in order to assess patient demand for NHS dentistry in their area.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis comparisons can be made between the number of NHS patients registered at a dental practice and units of dental activity to assess levels of...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which indicators her Department intends to use to compare NHS dental provision before and after the introduction of the new general dental services contracts.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the number of individual NHS patients registered and treated under general dental services contracts is recorded.

      Dental Services: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what total value of NHS orthodontic treatment was carried out in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) definition and (b) value is of the units used to calculate NHS dentists' fees.

      Dental Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) dentist to patient and (b) orthodontist to patient ratio is in each (A) strategic health authority and (B) primary care trust area in...

      Dental Services: St. Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS funding went to providing dentistry provision in the St Albans constituency in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.

      Dental Services: St. Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists are working in St. Albans; and how many there were in (a) 2004, (b) 2005 and (c) 2006.

      Dentists: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were operating under (a) general dental services contracts and (b) personal dental services agreements in each year since 1997 in (i)...

      Departments: Opinion Leader Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) value and (b) purpose was of each payment made by her Department to Opinion Leader Research since 1997.

      Departments: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been provided in 2007-08 for the funding of displaced staff within her Department.

      Departments: Property

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

      Departments: Recruitment

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

      Departments: Travel Agents

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

      Departments: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Ministers in her Department have been Criminal Records Bureau checked.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to prevent cases of diabetes.

      Doctors: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Indian doctors there are in the UK on highly skilled migrant programme visas who have not yet received a postgraduate certificate.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what period of time will elapse between second round interview job offers to junior doctors and the commencement of the posts offered.

      Doctors: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations she has received on the functionality of the application process used in Modernising Medical Careers; and if she will make a statement.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many posts were available for junior doctors through the Medical Training Application System (MTAS) in round one; how many applicants for these...

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information has been made public by (a) her and (b) Ministers in her Department and (c) other representatives on (i) matching algorithms and (ii)...

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she made of the cost of administering each on-line job application by a junior doctor in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applicants to the Medical Training Application Service were from St. Albans constituency.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what distinction was made between applicants from outside the EU and EU citizens by the Medical Training Application Service.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment she has made of the clarity of advice on requirement of the Home Office Passport Stamp in the applicants' guide of January 2007 for...

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Office of Government Commerce carried out a Gateway Review of the Medical Training Application Service.

      Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS posts available for F2 doctors are training posts; and how many vacancies are short fixed-term contracts.

      Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the number of F2 doctors who have been trained but who will not have an NHS post from August.

      Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written statement of 15 May 2007, Official Report, columns 30-31WS, on medical training (recruitment), how many and what proportion of...

      Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to her answer of 16 May 2007, Official Report, columns 613-7, on the Medical Training Application Service, how many GP training posts are being...

      Elderly: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps her Department plans to take in response to the UK study into the prevalence of elder abuse; and if she will make a statement; (2) when...

      Electromagnetic Fields: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will instigate an official inquiry into the potential effects on health of the roll-out of Wi-Fi technology.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations she has received on food labelling.

      General Practitioners: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners per head of population there were in West Lancashire constituency in each year since 1997.

      General Practitioners: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners per head of population there were in West Lancashire in each year since 1997.

      Cluster Headaches: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatment is provided by the NHS for cluster headaches; whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has been consulted on...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate her Department has made of the outstanding amount of money owed by foreign nationals for the use of NHS facilities.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether treatment under the European Health Insurance Card is paid for by the country where the card originated, the country where the treatment is given...

      Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) funding for training purposes was provided to and (b) expenditure on training was made by each strategic health authority in 2006-07; (2)...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent health visitor posts there were in each year since 1997, broken down by primary care trust; and if she will make a statement.

      Health Visitors: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors were employed in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.

      Heart Diseases/Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent comparative assessment she has made of survival rates for (a) heart attack and (b) cancers with those of other (i) EU and (ii) Organisation...

      Heart Diseases: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 23 May 2007, Official Report, column 1130W, on heart diseases: screening, what further detailed practical work on...

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staff training budget was for Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last three years.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many men were registered as sperm donors in each of the last five years.

      Injuries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many recorded injuries excluding fatalities there were of children aged (a) 0 to four, (b) five to eight, (c) nine to 12 and (d) 13 to 16...

      Irlen Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what provisions there are for services for children and adults diagnosed with Irlen Syndrome to be provided on the NHS; (2) what funding her...

      Kidney Patients: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what provision is made for kidney patients requiring regular haemodialysis while away from home on holiday; and if she will make a statement; (2)...

      Learning Disability: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans she has to establish a confidential inquiry into mortality of people with learning difficulties.

      Medicine: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she plans to take to enable international medical graduates working in the United Kingdom as part of the Highly Skilled Migrants programme to...

      Mentally Ill: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to my friend the hon. Member for South Cambridgeshire (Mr. Lansley), of 6 June 2007, Official Report, column 583W, on mentally...

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many student midwives she expects to qualify in 2007; and how many places she expects there to be in the NHS for newly qualified midwives.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if her Department will allocate funding for the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Registry in the UK.

      NHS Appointments Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria were used in the appointment of members to the NHS Appointments Commission.

      NHS Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what her estimate is of the increase in her Department's future public sector pension liability which will arise from salary increases under the (a)...

      NHS: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2007, Official Report, column 153W, on NHS: allowances, in what (a) month and (b) year the level of the personal...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS workers have been assaulted in each region of England in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding the Government provided to meet the start-up and running costs of the (a) Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence, (b) Nursing and...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate she has made of supply and demand for (a) consultants, (b) GPs, (c) nurses and midwives and (d) allied health professionals in...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the employee contribution rate is to the NHS pension scheme; what plans there are to change this rate; what the revenue yield would be from varying...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many training posts were available in each region of England in each of the last five years; and how many she expects to be available in 2007.

      North East Strategic Health Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the surpluses generated in the north east strategic health authority (SHA) in 2006-07 will be retained in full in the SHA for use in future years.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses will receive pay increases of 4.9 per cent. or more in 2007-08.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of nurses in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood was in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Research Training Posts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many academic research training posts are funded by the Government for (a) coronary heart disease, (b) cancer and (c) stroke and stroke-related...

      Ruth Hartley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a unique identification number was accurately maintained for Dr. Ruth Hartley throughout each stage of the ST2007 recruitment process.

      Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors, (b) consultants and (c) nurses were employed by Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years.

      Smoking: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms exist to ensure that funding allocated by primary care trusts for nicotine replacement therapy within prison establishments is...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will increase the availability of (a) acute stroke services available within three hours and (b) other specialist treatment for people suffering...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable is in place to provide an acute stroke service in every primary care trust area; and if she will make a statement.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment she has made of the trend in the number of strokes amongst people in England.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when she expects the national stroke strategy to be published.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she is taking to reduce the number of deaths caused by strokes.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps she plans to take to prevent avoidable deaths from stroke in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will provide funding for research into the prevention and treatment of stroke in people of (a) African Caribbean and (b) South Asian origin.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts in London provide acute stroke services.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps her Department has taken to ensure a comprehensive acute (a) stroke service and (b) recovery service in Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust area.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) brain scanners and (b) specialist radiologists are available in Sutton and Merton Primary Care Trust for the diagnosis of acute stroke...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Wimbledon residents are in receipt of treatment for strokes.

      Surgery: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgeons in the London Deanery are involved in shortlisting of general surgery candidates for specialist training grades 1-3 within the medical...

      Transsexuality: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what voice therapy is available on the NHS to those wishing to change their gender.

      United Health Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will place in the Library a copy of the contract between her Department and Channing Wheeler.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Opium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost was of the poppy eradication programmes undertaken in Afghanistan by the UK in each year since 2001.

    • Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what new diplomatic steps she plans to take on the imprisonment of Aung San Suu Kyi.

      Bosnia: Depleted Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many civilians in (a) Bosnia and (b) Kosovo have been reported as showing signs of depleted uranium contamination...

      Departments: Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people in her Department have been allowed to work from home for part of the week in the last 12 months; and if she...

      Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many people granted (a) temporary part-time, (b) temporary full-time, (c) permanent part-time and (d) permanent...

      Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which advertising and marketing campaigns were run by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years;...

      Departments: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what make and model of car (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department selected as their official ministerial car; and...

      Departments: Official Residences

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

      Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in her Department received bonus payments in 2007; what proportion of the total workforce they represented; what...

      Departments: Trade Unions

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

      Departments: Travel Agents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much her Department and its agencies paid in travel agencies' fees in each year since 1997.

      Diplomatic Service: Deportation

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

      Egypt: 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 Egypt.

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) direct and (b) indirect discussions her officials held with the Hamas leadership in the Palestinian Territory between...

      Human Trafficking: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will list the invitees to the forthcoming conference at Wilton Park entitled Human Trafficking: how best to stem the...

      Iran: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the Iranian bank Bank Saderat being used by the Government of Iran to transfer money to...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made since July 2006 towards achieving the priorities and aims of rule of law development in the Iraqi...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2007, Official Report, column 982W, on Iraq: politics and Government, how many...

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of Turkish troops entering Kurdish areas of Iraq; what discussions she has had with her (a)...

      Iraq: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received of Turkish troops having undertaken cross-border military operations in Northern Iraq; what...

      Iraq: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the proposals by the United States to establish a long term military presence in Iraq; what...

      Khmer Rouge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects the surviving leaders of the Khmer Rouge to be (a) charged and (b) put on trial.

      Kosovo: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the progress of plans to replace NATO's KFOR mission in Kosovo with a European Union mission;...

      Kosovo: United Nations Security Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of progress towards securing a new United Nations Security Council resolution on Kosovo; and if she...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions her Department has had with the Cabinet Office on the target of 20 working days for replying to correspondence...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on recent progress of the 2002 Arab Peace Initiative.

      Morocco: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the Moroccan initiative for autonomy for Western Sahara; and if she will make a statement.

      North Korea: Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects International Atomic Energy Agency monitors (a) to arrive in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK)...

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps are being taken to widen international participation in the Proliferation Security Initiative; and if she will make a...

      Palestinians: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when she expects to write to the hon. Member for Thurrock about the visit to the UK by children from Palestine hosted by the...

      Palestinians: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports she has received on the operations of the (a) EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories and (b) EU Border...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution the UK made towards the review of the Temporary International Mechanism; and if she will make a statement.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) financial, (b) diplomatic, (c) military and (d) humanitarian support the Government gave the elected Palestinian...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) financial, (b) diplomatic, (c) military and (d) humanitarian support the Government is providing to the Palestinian...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment she has made of the potential impact of the dissolution of the Palestinian unity government and the formation of...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment the UK Government have made of the (a) size and (b) military capability of the (i) Hamas Executive Force and...

      Sanctions: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2007, Official Report, columns 244-5W, on sanctions: EC Action, which geographical working...

      Saudi Arabia: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any British citizens have been tortured in Saudi Arabia since 1 January 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Somalia: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the merits of establishing a UN force for Somalia; and what the UK policy is on the matter.

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 10 May 2007, Official Report, columns 400-1W, on Sudan: armed conflict, what measures to allow better...

      Sudan: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what agreements have been reached with the government of Sudan on when the United Nations/African Union heavy support package...

      Weapons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Financial Action Task Force is expected to complete its examination of the risks involved in weapons of mass...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Bereavement Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid in bereavement benefits due to (i) fraud and (ii) error in each of the last five years.

    • Carers' Allowances: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Leeds West (a) receive and (b) are entitled to carers' benefits.

      Child Support Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many staff were employed by the Child Support Agency in each quarter since January 1997; what the estimated numbers are for each...

      Child Support Agency: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many whole-time equivalent staff are responsible for (a) brand management and (b) marketing at the Child Support Agency; and what the...

      Child Support Agency: Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Child Support Agency spent on (a) stationery, (b) business cards and (c) building signs in each year since 1997.

      Child Support Agency: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what training courses were attended by Child Support Agency staff in each of the last three years; and what the cost was of each course...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many deduction of earnings orders the Child Support Agency had in place in each month since January 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what performance targets he has set for Vertex to respond to cases referred to the Child Support Agency Bolton office by or on behalf of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimates he has made of the number of children who would be lifted out of relative poverty if all non-resident parents were fully...

      Community Care Grants: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average Social Fund Community Care Grant award was in West Lancashire constituency in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on advertising by (a) the Department and (b) its non-departmental agencies in each of the last five years.

      Departments: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets have been set for replies to letters from his Department's offices; what targets have been set in Kent; and which of these targets...

      Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of people receiving confidential information about other individuals in error there were in each of the last five years in (a)...

      Departments: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons were for the decision to move his Department's post opening and distribution services in Kent from Haden Building Management...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which financial institutions participate in the Direct Payments Scheme.

      Disabled People: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) people with disabilities of working age and (b) children with disabilities were living in poverty in each...

      Employment Services: Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether digital television job services are available in Wirral; (2) what provisions exist for people without access to digital...

      Housing Benefit: Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to change the level of non-Housing Revenue Account housing benefit subsidy to local authorities for homeless households...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of disability living allowance who also claim incapacity benefit have been on incapacity benefit for more than (a) six...

      Incapacity Benefit: Disposable Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the median net disposable income of households receiving incapacity benefit was (a) before and (b) after housing costs were taken into...

      Incapacity Benefit: Disposable Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the median equivalised net disposable income (a) before and (b) after housing costs were taken into account was of individuals in...

      Incapacity Benefit: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in West Lancashire were registered for (a) incapacity benefit and (b) jobseeker's allowance in the financial year ending (i)...

      Income Support: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents made repeat claims for income support in West Lancashire in each month since 2005.

      Jobcentre Plus: Chard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people visited the Jobcentre in Chard in each month since July 2006; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were available through the job centres in West Lancashire constituency in the financial year ending March (a) 1997 and...

      Low Incomes: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of working age disabled adults were living on less than 60 per cent. of contemporary median income in each year since 1996-97.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many temporary national insurance numbers were issued between April 2006 and April 2007.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact of increasing the upper earnings limit for personal accounts in line with the proposed increase in...

      National Insurance Contributions: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) aged 44 and over in appropriate personal pensions and (b) aged 48 and over in...

      National Insurance Contributions: Rebates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what action he has taken to inform individuals (a) aged 44 and over in appropriate personal pensions and (b) aged 48 and over in money...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his statement of 4 June 2007, Official Report, column 3, on the new deal, if he will respond to the report by David Freud entitled...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on the new deal for disabled people in each year since 2001.

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what training is compulsory for people who are entering the new deal for disabled people for the (a) first time and (b) second and...

      New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many lone parents participated in the new deal in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the north east and (d) Great...

      New Deal for Long Term Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is compulsory for people who are entering the new deal 25 plus for the (a) first time and (b) second and subsequent times.

      New Deal Schemes: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Blackpool, North and Fleetwood constituency received assistance from the new deal in each year since 1997.

      New Deal Schemes: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in West Lancashire constituency received assistance from the New Deal in each year since 1997.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, columns 364-65W, on pensions, (1) how many employees benefiting from combined...

      Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parliamentary questions were tabled to his Department in 2006, broken down by (a) ordinary written and (b) named day; what...

      Pensions: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the reasons are for the policy of freezing UK pensions overseas.

      Personal Accounts Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the impact of a contribution cap of (a) £3,000 and (b) £5,000 on the proposed personal accounts savings scheme if...

      Personal Accounts Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the additional cost to employers of the proposed personal accounts savings scheme if the upper earnings limit for...

      Personal Accounts Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what percentage of cases the median earner detailed on pages 113 and 114 of the regulatory impact assessment to Personal Accounts: A New Way...

      Personal Accounts Savings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what replacement rate the median earner described on pages 113 and 114 of the Regulatory Impact Assessment to Personal Accounts: A New Way to...

      Personal Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his latest estimate is of the required personal contribution into a personal pension which would have to be made by a person aged 35, on...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether (a) Remploy and (b) other sheltered employment agencies are exempt from competition rules which might protect the contracts...

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has considered the merits of extending the proposed structure and numbers of Remploy factories beyond the agreed five year funding...

      Social Fund: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has granted any applications for Social Fund money for the purchase of a motor vehicle in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions his Department provided evidence for in the last 12 months on cases involving (a) false representations for...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people were (a) charged with and (b) found guilty of benefit fraud in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years;...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the latest available rates of combined fraud and error were for each of his Department's administered benefits for the latest year for...

      Social Security Benefits: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that requests submitted by Clydebank Processing Centre for the return of stored case papers or claimants'...

      Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 to 24 year olds were not in employment, education or training in each quarter since 1992; and what proportion in each quarter were...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason the first payment of a state pension is made from the nearest Monday to a pensioner's qualifying birthday.

      Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what kind of prior consultation occurred between the Treasury and the Department for Social Security in respect of the 1997 Budget changes to...

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance or regulations the Health and Safety Executive has made for the maximum and minimum acceptable temperatures in which people can work.

      Workstep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to extend the Workstep programme beyond April 2008.

      Youth Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people aged (a) 16 to 17 and (b) 18 to 24 years were (i) economically inactive and not in full-time education...

  • House of Lords

    • Allotments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 6 June (WA 198), what statutory powers are available to the London Development Agency to evict allotment...

    • Aviation: Night Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many times in each of the past five years the number of night flight movements has exceeded the existing movements cap at (a) London Heathrow Airport; (b)...

      Aviation: Photographing of Passengers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have given appropriate authorities at Gatwick Airport any guidance concerning the photographing of passengers for security reasons; if so, when and by...

      Courts: Interpretation and Translation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that the revised guidance on arrangements for the use of interpreters and translators in the criminal justice system, issued...

      Driving Standards Authority

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Driving Standards Authority has, since March 2007, imposed extended criminal record checks on all new and existing approved driving instructors; and why...

      EU: Employment Legislation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What legal advice the Chancellor of the Exchequer has taken on his statement that he wants to ensure that the jobs available in Britain are available for British...

      EU: Withdrawal

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the debate on the European Union (Implications of Withdrawal) Bill [HL] on 8 June (Official Report, cols. 1410—56), what is the reason for the...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Ashton of Upholland on 4 June (WA 155), whether they will give separate guidance to victims and potential victims of...

      Health: MRSA

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many cases of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus have been recorded in prisons in England and Wales in each of the past five years.

      Houses of Parliament: Costs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the cost per Member for 2006-07 and the previous three financial years of (a) the House of Commons; (b) the House of Lords; and (c) the European...

      Housing: Home Information Packs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the recent, current and proposed legislation concerning home information packs, waste disposal and the closure of post offices is required as a result of...

      Local Government: Standards and Code of Conduct

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a local authority can insist on its members, and those of town and parish councils in its area, taking part in compulsory training sessions on both...

      Railways: Liverpool Street Routes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: At what percentage of capacity the following routes are operating, at both peak and non-peak times; (a) London Liverpool Street to Harwich Town; (b) London...

      Schools: Special Educational Needs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many schools have failed to produce accessibility plans, as required by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001; of those schools, how many are...

      Scouts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to celebrate or mark the holding of the 21st World Scout Jamboree at Hylands House, Chelmsford, Essex between 27 July and 8 August 2007.

      Shipping: Ferry Operators

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which ferry operators and routes across the southern North Sea and Dover straits offer services for (a) roll-on roll-off freight; (b) unaccompanied trailers; and...

      Transport: Infrastructure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the level of investment required in transport infrastructure for the United Kingdom to maintain its current level of competitiveness.

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