Written answers

Friday, 29 June 2007

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Broadcasting Programmes: Scots Gaelic Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the new Gaelic television channel is expected to commence transmission.

    • Departments: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of sick leave taken by staff in his Department was stress-related in each of the last three years.

  • Defence

    • Army: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the present strength is of the Army Volunteer Reserve.

    • Army: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the 1 April 2007 data will be available under heading TSP07 Strength of all Services Reserves and Cadets on the Defence Analytical Service Agency...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the missile defence feasibility study that was delivered to the NATO summit in Riga in 2006.

      Defence Equipment: Exhibitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) from which countries buyers (a) have been and (b) will be invited to the Defence Systems and Equipment International exhibition at the ExCel...

      Departments: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets and resources have been disposed of by his Department in the last 10 years; and what revenues have been accrued as a result.

      Departments: Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list his Department's (a) Executive agencies, (b) Executive non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), (c) tribunal NDPBs, (d) advisory...

      Departments: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the concordat governing the relationship between his Department and the Northern Ireland administration.

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Ministry of Defence regulations for civil aircraft use of RAF Brize Norton.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates aircraft HZ-124 has landed at RAF Brize Norton since 21 May 2007.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2007, Official Report, column 1052W, on rendition, on which 14 dates aircraft HZ-124 landed at RAF Brize Norton between...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research has been conducted by the Department and its agencies on (a) the effectiveness of the Green Dot approach...

    • Waste Disposal: Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of reusable nappies to reductions in landfill material.

      Waste Disposal: Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of (a) the length of time required for a disposable nappy to fully decompose in...

      Waste Disposal: Nappies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the annual volume of disposable nappies going to landfill in each of the last five years.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2007, Official Report, column 1371W, on waste management, which measures his Department...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 17 May to the Minister of State on...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Cuba: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the political situation in Cuba.

    • Departments: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many bonuses were awarded to senior civil servants working in his Department and its agencies in each year between 1997 and...

      European Constitution Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings involving UK (a) officials and (b) Ministers with (i) officials and (ii) Ministers of other EU countries...

      Iraq: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance has been given to Iraqi citizens who have provided interpretation services for official UK representatives in...

  • Health

    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the impact of the adequacy of specialist services for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis;...

    • NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Connecting for Health has paid Google for the sponsored link on Google's search engine; and which words or phrases in the search criteria bring...

      Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was allocated to the Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust in each of the last 10 years; and what the average allocation was to hospital trusts in...

  • Home Department

    • Immigration Appeals

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

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Higher Education: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on how many occasions he has met members of the University and College Union to discuss academic boycotts.

  • International Development

    • CDC Capital Partners: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to provide guarantees for (a) present and (b) former employees of CDC that their pensions will be assured following...

    • Developing Countries: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with EU counterparts on improving the availability of accessible eye-care in developing countries.

  • Justice

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal notified the Home Office of the judge's decision in Tribunal Case VA/31440/2006 (FCO number 1198381),...

    • National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on the National Offender Management Service in each year since its inception; and what the budget distribution was per region in each year.

      Peterborough Prison: Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of prisoners in HMP Peterborough who are likely to be released early; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 25 June to question 144968, on police cells costs, what range of nightly cost was used in calculating the £385 per night...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Pay

      To ask the Leader of the House which hon. Members elected at the 2005 election are not drawing their salaries as hon. Members.

  • Prime Minister

  • Transport

    • Community Railways Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on each of the six pilots in the Community Rail Development Strategy; (2) what progress has been made on identifying...

    • Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on single wagon marshalling for freight on the UK rail network.

  • Treasury

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter of 3 May 2007 from the hon. Member for North Down on the supply of a VAT number to Lighthouse Electrical in...

    • Taxation: Shipping

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue HM Revenue and Customs received from businesses subject to incorrect Customs procedures codes being entered on export shipments of inward...

  • Wales

    • Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much the Department spent on (a) management consultants and (b) other external consultants and advisers in each year since 2000; and which of these...

    • Departments: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what visits have been made by Wales Office Ministers to Welsh prisons; and what the dates of such visits were in the last 12 months.

      Departments: European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department are (a) involved in assisting European Council negotiations, (b) involved in assisting and advising the European...

      Driving: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on action taken by the police to identify uninsured drivers in Wales.

      Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what visits he has made to Wales on ministerial business; and what the purpose and date of each visit was.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Jobseekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1741W, on jobseeker's allowance, if he will provide equivalent data for 1997.

    • New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many participants there were in the New Deal for Young People in each month since 1998.

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