Written answers

Wednesday, 18 July 2007

  • Transport

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to regulate and monitor the performance of private companies responsible for providing security at UK airports.

    • Humber Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how much longer one carriageway in each direction is likely to remain closed on the Humber Bridge; on what basis it was decided that work on the...

      Off-road Vehicles: Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department has given local authorities on the use of off-road vehicles for recreational purposes; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Transport: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many incidences of violent crime were recorded by the British Transport Police since 2004, broken down by region.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects the Minister for Railways to announce the upgrading of the freight route between Southampton and Birmingham.

      Railways: Vehicle Access Barriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what evaluation she has made of the trial of vehicle access barriers at Victoria and Waterloo stations.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains were cancelled in (a) 2006-07 and (b) the last 12 months; and what reasons were given for cancellations, broken down by train...

      Roads: Safety Measures (Cornwall)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions her Department has had with Cornwall county council on road safety issues in Cornwall.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Postal Services

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will take steps to restore the availability of casual stationery and envelopes in the Members' Post...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministers

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library copies of the letters of appointment of each of the Ministers in the Government.

    • Select Committees: Publications

      To ask the Prime Minister when he expects the Government to respond to the fifth report of the Public Administration Select Committee session 2005-06, "Whitehall Confidential? The Publication of...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the salary range is for each pay band of civil servants in the Cabinet Office.

    • Departments: Postal Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what volume of correspondence his Department sent (a) by Royal Mail and (b) by other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years;...

      Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of advertising commissioned by his Department in the last 12 months.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what funding his Department provided to the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service in each of the last five...

    • Departments: Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the priorities of the Minister for the South West are in 2007.

      Employment: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if his Department will bring forward proposals to increase the discretion of employment tribunals in their...

      Employment: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department plans to abolish fixed conciliation periods in employment disputes.

      Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the level of awards made to injured parties in employment disputes who have...

      Mediation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what information his Department makes available to the public on mediation in employment disputes; how this...

      Parental Leave: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate his Department has made of the number of people from low income families in Tamworth constituency taking...

      Post Office: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the sites being considered by the Government for release for development of affordable homes include sites...

      Regional Development Agencies: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the expenditure of each regional development agency was on hospitality and entertainment in each year since 1997.

      Regional Planning and Development: South West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment the Minister for the South West has made of the regional strategy for the South West.

  • Wales

    • Departments: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed; (2) what legislative provisions introduced by his Department...

    • Departments: Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what criminal offences have been introduced by his Department in primary legislation since October 2006.

      Ministerial Red Boxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many ministerial red boxes his Department bought in each of the last five years; what the cost of each was; who the suppliers were; and what tendering...

      Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will hold discussions with the First Minister on the flying of the Union Flag on UK Government buildings in Wales.

      Gender Identity Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of Health Commission Wales on the legal requirement to provide treatment for gender dysphoria and the...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will hold discussions with Cabinet colleagues on the use of private finance initiatives in UK Government-sponsored projects in Wales.

      Tidal Power: Severn Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of tidal power generation in the Severn Estuary; and if he will make a statement.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Casinos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on the (a) Casino Advisory Panel, (b) casinos impact scoping study and (c) development of the (i) Gambling...

    • Olympic Games: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1178W, on the Olympic Games, on what date KPMG stopped providing...

      Radio: Western Isles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance is planned for improvements to the infrastructure for local radio in the Western Isles.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to require the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to apply to a court before (a) confiscating a driving licence...

    • Departments: European Union

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

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Beaches: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people (a) died and (b) were injured as a result of accidents on and around (i) local authority and (ii) privately...

    • Beaches: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with (a) local authorities, (b) the Royal National Lifeboat Institution and (c) other...

      Community Development: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements her Department had in place to monitor the Bedfordshire Citizen Service Partnership; and what information her...

      Community Development: South West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to increase black and minority ethnic engagement and participation in rural community life in south-west...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has examined the value for money obtained from the council tax since May 1997.

      Ethnic Groups: South West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of the total population in each South West local authority area were of ethnic minority origin in...

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community controlled housing associations there are in (a) England and (b) Essex.

      Regional Government: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will appoint a nine-member all party executive for the East Midlands region as a sounding board for regional...

      Regional Government: South West Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if the Minister for the South West will make it his policy (a) not to support the continued existence of the South West...

      Religious Buildings: Mosques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many mosques there are in the UK.

      Shropshire County Council: Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what documentation her Department received from political lobbyists working for Shropshire county council in (a) February, (b)...

      Shropshire County Council: Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department provided to local councils in (a) running and (b) funding campaigns over their bids for unitary...

      Shropshire County Council: Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to meet councillors from Shrewsbury council to discuss the unitary authority proposals for Shropshire.

      Shropshire County Council: Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings her Department has had with lobbyists working for Shropshire county council to discuss the proposed unitary...

      World War II: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the Holocaust Educational Trust's Lessons from Auschwitz project.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average farm size was in the (a) dairy, (b) crop, (c) horticulture, (d) livestock, (e) poultry and (f) organic...

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the gross value added in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) the UK was of (i) dairy, (ii) crop, (iii)...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average farm income in Cornwall was of (a) dairy, (b) crop, (c) horticultures, (d) livestock, (e) poultry and...

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what area of land was used by each farming sector in Cornwall in each year since 1979.

      Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farm holdings there were in each sector of farming in Cornwall in each year since 1979.

      Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with police forces in England and Wales on establishing a central database for people convicted...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will press for action to be taken under the Berne Convention against countries where control of badgers is undertaken...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has evaluated on the proactive culling of badgers in Ireland in response to bovine tuberculosis; and what...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Irish Government on a vaccination strategy to reduce the incidence of bovine tuberculosis.

      Milk Production

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the volume of milk production was in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year for which figures...

      Departments: Racial Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints of racial abuse relating to staff for which his Department is responsible have been (a) investigated and...

      Departments: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what progress his Department has made towards meeting its target of making a 25 per cent. reduction in administrative...

      Energy: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what comparative analysis he has made of the power consumed by listening to the radio using (a) a traditional analogue set...

      Farms: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average farm income was in (a) Cornwall, (b) the south west and (c) England of farms of size (i) less than 5 ha,...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of levels of fish stocks in UK waters.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimates his Department has made of illegal fishing volumes (a) inland and (b) at sea; and if he will make a...

      Floods: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures have been put in place to assist those affected by floods in Shifnal in Shropshire.

      Paté de Fois Gras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to ban the sale of foie gras.

      Pet Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he proposes to bring forward regulations to ban the sale of puppies and kittens through pet shops.

      Sheep: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to the farming industry of implementing the sheep double tagging regulations; and if he...

      Sheep: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons he decided to withdraw the application to the European Commission for the extension to sheep double tagging...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of long-term future water supply.

  • Home Department

    • Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent tests her Department has carried out on the effectiveness of biometric (a) fingerprints, (b) iris scan and (c) facial...

    • Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she next expects to visit Bournemouth on official business.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) internet service providers, (b) social networking sites and (c) other IT companies have adapted the Child Exploitation and...

      Electronic Surveillance: Admissibility of Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether intercept evidence obtained by British security services is, in any circumstances, available and admissible as court evidence in...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the independent monitor's report into the issuing of tourist visas for visitors to the UK.

      Insurance: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the police about the accuracy of information provided to them by the Motor Insurers Bureau on uninsured...

      Insurance: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she gives to the police about seizing uninsured cars; and if she will make a statement.

      Local Authorities: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with local authorities about civil contingencies and emergency planning in the event of a (a) nuclear,...

      Mujahedin-e Khalq: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the information produced in camera for the hearing to discuss whether the People's Mujahedin of Iran should be de-proscribed.

      Police: Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer by the Secretary of State for Wales of 5 July 2007, Official Report, column 1187W, on police: driving under...

      Pornography: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been made available to (a) Sussex Police and (b) all police forces in England and Wales to deal with computer-based...

      Racial Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many xenophobic crimes there were in (a) Southampton, (b) Hampshire and (c) England in each year since 1997.

      Sexual Offences: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to require social networking sites (a) to cross-check new members against registered sex offenders' lists and (b) to...

      Sexual Offences: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders are registered in each police force area in Wales.

      Sexual Offences: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders in each police force area in Wales are (a) not at their registered address and (b) being searched for by...

      Sussex Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget is for Sussex police (a) in 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Sussex Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff have been employed by Sussex police in each of the last 10 years, expressed as (a) a...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre were removed from the UK before their civil claims for ill treatment were...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the figures provided by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan for the number of Afghan civilians killed by...

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on the future of the aircraft carrier fleet.

      Aldershot Barracks: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions have been held with (a) Aspire Defence and (b) Sodhexo Defence on the provision of hot water in non-commissioned officers' living...

      Armed Forces: Desertion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel were reported as absent without leave in each (a) month and (b) year between January 1997 and December 2003.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what surveys of patient care his Department undertakes; and if he will publish the results.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what complaints mechanism is available to military personnel who wish to register a complaint about living accommodation provided by (a) Aspire Defence...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on (a) routine maintenance and (b) upgrading of armed forces (i) married quarters and (ii) single accommodation in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of carbon monoxide poisoning were reported in armed forces accommodation in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of service families' accommodation was deemed uninhabitable in each year since 2005.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service married quarters were built in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Life Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make an assessment of the merits of seeking to promote risk-blind life insurance schemes endorsed by his Department for low-risk armed...

      Departments: BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former departmental staff are working in senior management positions with BAE Systems.

      Departments: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in his Department have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) inappropriate use of the internet while at work and (ii) using...

      Departments: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what disposals his Department made of land in Hampshire in each year since 1997; and whether he required any of the land to be used for social housing.

      Departments: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on overnight accommodation by civil servants within his Department's areas of responsibilities in the last 12 months.

      Departments: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the business appointments process comprises; and whether interviews are required in addition to written applications.

      Depleted Uranium: Irish Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many depleted uranium shells were fired into the Irish Sea and the waters feeding into the Irish Sea in each of the last 30 years.

      Ex-servicemen: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average period of time was for former service personnel between their discharge from service and receipt of veterans' disability benefits in...

      Iraq: Peace Keeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fatalities there were in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in each year since 2003.

      Ministry of Defence Police: Colchester Garrison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ministry of Defence Police (a) inspectors, (b) sergeants and (c) constables are employed at Colchester Garrison.

      Modern Housing Solutions: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many engineers are (a) employed and (b) privately contracted by Modern Housing Solutions.

      Modern Housing Solutions: Engineers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to how many days of paid holiday engineers for Modern Housing Solutions are entitled; and at what times of year they are granted holiday leave.

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when further consultation over the naval bases review will be commissioned; when it will begin; for what reason further consultation is being undertaken;...

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a decision has been taken in principle to retain all three naval bases.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF personnel are stationed at the Nimrod MRA4 trainer facility at Kinloss on an (a) permanent and (b) temporary basis; and at what cost in...

      RAF Lakenheath: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many US nuclear weapons are based at USAF Lakenheath, Suffolk; and what plans there are to reduce the number.

      Territorial Army: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total expenditure was on the Territorial Army in each year since 1997.

      Torpedoes: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what limitations have been imposed on Royal Navy heavyweight torpedo firings following adverse environmental impact assessments in respect of the copper...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Commonwealth Heads of Government Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters are to be discussed at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in November; what the Government's objectives...

    • Entry Clearances: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training programmes are in place for staff assessing visa applications.

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the use of capital punishment, in particular stoning, in Iran over the last 12 months.

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of trends in use of stoning as a penalty in Iran.

      Iran: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made in the case of Jafar Kiani, recently stoned to death in the village of Aghche Kand, North West...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what response he has made to the remarks by the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) at the 9 July meeting of...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of Iran's military nuclear capability.

      Middle East: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent representations he has made to the Palestinian authorities on the production of children's videos encouraging...

      Moldova: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to support the first ever visit of the President of Moldova to the United Kingdom in autumn 2007; and if he...

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs by what means he plans to take forward the proposals announced by his predecessor to the Carnegie International conference on 25...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is (a) taking and (b) plans to take to strengthen the emergency Government of Mahmoud Abbas; and if he will make...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority to amend the Fatah constitution to...

      Western Sahara: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the UN Secretary General on the possibility of a referendum on the future of the western...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what initiatives to tackle antisocial behaviour the Government have funded in Torbay since 1997.

    • Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he expects the ContactPoint project to commence operation; (2) how many people are expected to be able to access...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what consultations his Department has undertaken with different community groups on the provision of child care.

      Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost was of establishing his Department; and how much was accounted for by (a) relocation expenses and (b) re-branding...

      Departments: Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish the goals and direction for his Department for the next 10 years including his Children's Plan; and if he...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what data were collected by his Department on reasons for exclusions in maintained primary and secondary schools in 2005-06;...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) temporary and (b) permanent exclusions there were of (i) 12-year-olds, (ii) 13-year-olds and (iii) 14-year-olds in...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were (a) temporarily and (b) permanently excluded from English (i) infant schools, (ii) primary schools, (iii)...

      Pupil Exclusions: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of appeals against permanent exclusion were decided in favour of parents in each year since 1990-91; and if he...

      Pupils: Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Prime Minister's answer of 4 July 2007, Official Report, column 956, what the basis was for the Prime Minister's...

      School Meals: Take-Up

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children in English schools took school meals in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were in (a) special measures and (b) receipt of intensive local authority support in each local authority area...

      Sure Start Programme: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what representations he has received from ethnic minority groups on the Sure Start scheme; (2) what expenditure there has...

      Sure Start Programme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Sure Start programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on delivery of humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

    • Departments: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will list the requests made to his Department under the Freedom of Information Act (FOI) 2000 in the last six months; and what...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make a statement on the effects of climate change on the provision of water in developing countries; and what steps his...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department provides to increase water provision in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in the world without access to clean drinking water; and whether it is...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the original budgeted cost for St. Helena airport was; and what the most recent estimated total outturn cost is.

      Western Sahara: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid has been provided to western Sahara refugees by his Department; and how much is planned to be provided in 2008-09.

  • Justice

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to improve the literacy and numeracy of prisoners.

    • Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what projection he has made of the prison population in England and Wales on (a) 1 October, (b) 1 January, (c) 1 April and (d) 1 July in each year to...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people were in young offender institutions in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Queen's Speech

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consult Parliament and the public on the contents of the Queen's Speech.

      Victims of Crime and Witnesses: Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to make additional support available to victims of crime and witnesses in court proceedings.

      Prisoner Rehabilitation Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the impact of prison overcrowding on prisoner rehabilitation programmes.

      Probation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the impact of contestability on probation services; and if he will make a statement.

      Early Release Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to end the scheme of early release of prisoners.

      Restraint Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms are in place to ensure that methods of restraint used in secure training centres are safe.

      Magistrates Courts: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make a statement on the future provision of magistrates courts in Cheshire.

      Governance of Britain Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his Department's Green Paper on the governance of Britain, if he will make a statement on his future plans for constitutional reform, further...

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people housed in approved premises are categorised as (a) high and (b) very high risk in each region; and if he will...

      Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make a statement on his future plans for approved premises.

      Oakhill Secure Training Centre: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he will place in the Library a copy of the inspection reports on Oakhill secure training centre by the Commission for Social Care Inspectorate.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria his Department uses when evaluating the suitability of potential new sites for prisons.

  • Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many deaths of teenagers there were in which alcohol was cited as a cause or contributing factor in (a) 2007 and (b) the last five years.

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many births there were in each month since January 2001.

      Children's Centres: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on funding for children's centres from April 2008.

      Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the death rate from (a) stroke, (b) heart disease, stroke and related illnesses and (c) all cancers was among (i) people aged 65 years and under,...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of UK GDP was spent on the defence budget, excluding the costs of campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, in each of the last five years for...

      Departments: Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have not yet been brought into force.

      Departments: Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what legislative provisions introduced by his Department since 1997 have been repealed.

      Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many call centres were used by his Department in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07; and what assessment he has made of their efficiency in each year;...

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2007, Official Report, column 939W, on Government Departments: buildings, what percentage of commercial sector buildings...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which mission-critical information and communications technology projects in Government are proceeding without having gone through a Gateway review process.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which mission-critical information and communications technology projects in Government are proceeding despite receiving one or more red lights in the...

      HM Revenue and Customs: Census

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what access (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Valuation Office Agency have to (i) Census data and (ii) Census test data.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people who have entered the UK in the last 10 years are included in the figures for employment.

      Office of Government Commerce: Reviews

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will hold discussions with ministerial colleagues on ensuring that departmental audit committees act on recommendations of Gateway reviews; (2)...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to review the Barnett formula for allocating the block grant for Wales.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) central and (b) local government environmental taxes on cutting (i) toxic and (ii) carbon emissions.

      Taxation: Environment Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what environmental taxes are levied by central Government.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many 16 to 18-year-olds are not in education, employment or training, broken down by constituency in ascending order.

      Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2007, Official Report, column 1879W, on visits, whether he stayed in British Government accommodation in each location.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which accident and emergency departments turnaround teams have been deployed, as stated on page 23 of the Cabinet Office's Capability Review of his...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attendances there have been at accident and emergency departments (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 population in each year since 1997-98 (i) in...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Preston Royal Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time was for treatment in accident and emergency in Preston Royal Infirmary in each of the last five years.

      Ambulance Services: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time ambulance stations were located in (i) the Cotswold district, (ii) Stroud district, (iii) Cheltenham borough,...

      Ambulance Services: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposed closure of the Yorkshire ambulance service 999 call centre in Rotherham; and if he will...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with peripheral arterial disease in England; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has any plans to assess the effectiveness of using the ankle brachial pressure index as a means of assessing vascular disease...

      Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-registrants with the Health Professions Council used the protected title of (a) chiropodist and (b) podiatrist in the latest period for...

      Community Hospitals: Capital Investments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria his Department uses to assess the needs of primary care trusts in taking decisions to allocate capital funding for community hospitals.

      Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how frequently representatives of (a) the devolved Administrations and (b) his Department meet the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.

      Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the statutory mechanisms are for monitoring the performance of the Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many orthodontic practices used up their annual allocation of units of orthodontic activity before the end of the last contract year, broken down by...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentist practitioners ran out of units of dental activity before the end of the contract year in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Dental Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effects of delay in receiving orthodontic treatment upon the dental health of children.

      Dental Services: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are registered with a dentist in Kent; how many NHS dental practices there are in Kent; and how many are accepting new NHS patients.

      Doctors: Career Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to take legal action against the IT suppliers of the Medical Training Application Service system.

      Doctors: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers (a) approved and (b) announced that doctors from overseas wishing to apply for specialty training must apply successfully for a highly...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of junior doctors who have had their offers for a specialist training post withdrawn by deaneries in the...

      Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received from junior doctors whose deaneries have withdrawn offers of a specialist training post in the last three...

      Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has made to increase laboratory testing capacity for the identification of suitable donor organs.

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the service increment for teaching funding was spent on purposes for which it was allocated.

      Family Practitioner Services: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision was made in his Department's 2002 Spending Review settlement to finance out-of-hours care.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date his Department received the approval of HM Treasury for the new contract for the delivery of General Medical Services in the form in which it...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 246W, on general practitioners, on what dates discussions have taken place at ministerial...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 246W, on general practitioners, on what dates regular discussions have been held with NHS...

      General Practitioners: Gravesham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP practices in Gravesham offer out of hours services; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Hazards: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2007, Official Report, column 992W, on health hazards: lighting, what guidance his Department has issued on the...

      Health Professions Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors he took into account in deciding that the Health Professions Council should have an appointed membership.

      Health Professions Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-registrants with the Health Professions Council were found to be in breach of the regulations on protected titles in the latest period for...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral answer of 11 July 2007, what the source was for the Prime Minister's statement that proposals for the future of...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children (a) under the age of (i) one and (ii) five and (b) over five years old died from a hospital acquired infection in each year since...

      Hospitals: Locums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which trusts are taking steps to appoint three month locums to hospital posts.

      Hospitals: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made to hospital chaplains in the national health service; what the total expenditure upon chaplains was in each of the last five years;...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to hospitals on the need to provide car parking spaces for patients.

      Hyperactivity: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what scientific evidence is available to support the existence of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder for which Ritalin and psychiatric drugs are...

      Junior Doctors: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances NHS trusts are required to provide relocation assistance to junior doctors transferring substantial distances for specialty training.

      Junior Doctors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2007, Official Report, column 257W, on junior doctors: training, who the members of the project board were.

      Kidney Patients: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the type and rate of complications for each type of dialysis access in each year since 2000.

      Kidney Patients: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the mean distance from patients' homes to dialysis treatment centres; (2) how many patients received...

      Kidney Patients: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average time taken for patients to be referred to renal teams before starting dialysis in the most recent period for...

      Kidney Patients: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what transport is provided to patients receiving dialysis from their homes to treatment centres.

      Maternity Units: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) MRSA, (b) C lostridium difficile and (c) other hospital acquired infections there were in each year since 2000 in (i) neonatal...

      Maternity Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on neonatal units in each of the last five years in (a) cash and (b) real terms.

      Maternity Services: Intensive Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many premature babies were transferred away from their local hospital in order to find an intensive care cot in each of the last five years.

      Medicine: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the Home Office on the financial effect of the new immigration rules on the international medical students...

      Mental Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the numbers of people provided with mental health counselling services by (a) NHS bodies and (b) publicly-supported...

      Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the threat to human health of MRSA in (a) live animals and (b) animal meat.

      Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce a guaranteed placement scheme for newly qualified midwives in England.

      NHS Next Stage Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 4 July 2007, Official Report, column 970, on the NHS next stage review, on what projects the £750 million community...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS treatment centres were delivered by 2005; and for what the (a) construction costs, (b) scheduled date for start of construction, (c)...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which treatment centres reached financial close in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007 so far; which are expected to reach financial close in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 May 2007, Official Report, column 925W, on NHS treatment centres: private sector, when he expects to publish the Healthcare...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a list of the contracts that have been placed with independent sector treatment centres, broken down by NHS trust together...

      NHS Trusts: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts employ a director of infection prevention and control.

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set a long-term target to eliminate the NHS estate repair backlog by April 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times he and his predecessor decided a reference from a local overview and scrutiny committee should not go to the Independent Reconfiguration...

      NHS: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2007 to (Mr. Francois) the hon. Member for Rayleigh, Official Report, column 1313W, on NHS: consultants, what estimate...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of attacks on (a) NHS and (b) social care staff who are working in the community.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on strengthening criminal penalties for those who attack (a) NHS...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will provide the data behind the statement made by the Chief Executive of the NHS on page nine of his Annual Report 2006-07, published on 21 June...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which people in (a) the NHS and (b) his Department did not take sufficient action to tackle deficits inside the NHS, as referred to on page 12 of the...

      NHS: Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has given to health trusts on the flying of the Union flag on a daily basis at national health service premises; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the review of surplus NHS land to explore opportunities for its transfer and development to provide additional homes will apply to property owned...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are employed in the NHS in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire; and what percentage of each are employed in (i) management, (ii)...

      NHS: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the terms of reference are of Professor Darzi's review of the NHS.

      NHS: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether ongoing reconfigurations around the UK will be affected by Professor Darzi's review of the NHS.

      NHS: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects Professor Ara Darzi to complete his NHS review.

      NHS: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Professor Darzi's NHS review will assess the impact of private sector health providers upon the NHS.

      Nurses: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) neonatal and (b) paediatric nurses there were in England in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the number...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase recruitment of school nurses following reported trends in the number of such nurses reaching retirement...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that every primary care trust will have at least one full-time, year round, qualified school nurse by 2010 as referred...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of continuous improvement training is provided in the NHS for specialist continence nurses as part of their continuing professional...

      Transplant Surgery: Kidneys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) received a kidney transplant and (b) were on the national transplant list for kidneys in each year since 2000; and what the average...

      Transplant Surgery: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many transplant co-ordinators are employed in the NHS; and what the figure was in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Wheelchairs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many electric indoor and outdoor wheelchairs were funded by the NHS in each of the last five years; (2) how many electric indoor and outdoor...

  • House of Lords

    • Benefits: Take-up Rates

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the assumed benefit take-up rate in the public expenditure plans for (a) child benefit; (b) pension credit; (c) working tax credit; (d) council tax...

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent assessment they have made of the security and political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the independence, sovereignty and unity of Bosnia and Herzegovina; and whether they are making representations in bilateral or...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what circumstances, prior to 26 November 2006, it was possible to hold Nepalese nationality and British nationality simultaneously; what was the response of...

      Chagos Islands: Diego Garcia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is now, or has ever been, a Central Intelligence Agency detention centre at Diego Garcia in the British Indian Ocean Territory; and whether any...

      Energy: Gas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What forecasts they are able to make of gas-based generation of electricity by the years 2010 and 2020; and what percentage of United Kingdom households they...

      Energy: Roof Gardens

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will consider additional measures by way of a Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs promotional effort to persuade companies and other...

      EU: Constitution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the significant provisions of the draft constitution for Europe that they do not now expect to be included in the proposed European Union reform treaty...

      EU: Regulations and Directives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many times since the General Election of 1997 they have used their veto in the Council of Ministers to block a regulation or directive which must be decided by...

      EU: Regulations and Directives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many directives or regulations since the general election of 1997 determined by (a) qualified majority voting, and (b) unanimity have gone onto the European...

      EU: Regulations and Directives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many times, in the European Council of Ministers since the general election of 1997, a regulation or directive which must be decided by unanimity and which...

      EU: UK Membership

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is any conflict between the aims announced in their Green Paper, The Governance of Britain (Cm 7170), and the United Kingdom's continued membership...

      Flooding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the main features of the announced flood defence spending increase, including the full profile and timetable involved; and whether this announcement will...

      Government: Members of House of Lords

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which Members of the House of Lords held government appointments on 10 July; what these appointments were; and what remuneration was paid in connection with each...

      Health: Asbestosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the number of recorded cases over the past 10 years of asbestosis and related diseases caused to those who have installed asbestos cement roof sheeting.

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the average amount which National Health Service general dental services contractors have been asked to repay to their primary care trust (PCT), given (a)...

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment has been made of the impact of the new general dental services contract upon the salaried primary dental care service.

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment has been made of the impact of patient charge revenue shortfalls upon primary care trusts' ability to commission National Health Service dentistry...

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are being taken to ensure that provision of National Health Service dental services is maintained following the end of ring-fencing in 2009.

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps are being taken to assist the resolution of the 396 general dental services contracts that were still in dispute at 31 March 2007.

      Health: Dentistry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What guidance they offer to primary care trusts in applying the index of orthodontic treatment need.

      Health: Osteoporosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the use of drugs to prevent osteoporotic fractures...

      Iraq: Sanctions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions have taken place over the past six months with the Government of the United States about breaches by United Kingdom companies of United Nations...

      Kosovo

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What contributions they made to President Ahtisaari's report on Kosovo's future status; and what assessment they have made of his Comprehensive Proposal for the...

      Kosovo

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in the United Nations Security Council in considering a draft resolution to determine Kosovo's final status.

      Live Earth

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to raise the subject of possible European Union sponsorship of the Live Earth initiatives of Mr Al Gore and others at a forthcoming meeting of...

      Local Government: Elected Executive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With which local authorities in England they have held discussions about setting up an elected executive model of governance (a) before the introduction of the...

      Local Government: North-West

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What recent assessment they have made of the benefits of (a) regional government, and (b) city regions for the regional economy of the north-west.

      National Assembly for Wales

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What legislative competences (a) have been transferred to the National Assembly of Wales; and (b) would be transferred to the Assembly were legislation currently...

      National Forest

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the arborological and environmental results to date in the development of the National Forest; and whether they will consider...

      Olympic Games 2012: Lottery Funds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have held recent discussion with the voluntary sector on the potential impact of diverting National Lottery funds presently flowing to charities,...

      Olympic Games: Beijing Paralympics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will help Tom Cole of Sudbury, Suffolk, a multiple international medal-winning Down's syndrome swimmer, to have his case for participating in the 2008...

      Pensions: Retirement Abroad

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What would be the cost of abolishing the frozen pensions regulations for citizens who have retired abroad and who have reached the age of (a) 70, (b) 75, and (c) 80.

      Pensions: Retirement Abroad

      asked Her Majesty's Government: By how much the increase in the National Insurance Fund exceeded the prospective cost of abolishing the frozen pensions regulations for citizens who have retired...

      Pensions: Retirement Abroad

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received from (a) Governments, and (b) individuals regarding the frozen pensions regulations for citizens who have retired abroad.

      Philippines: Assassinations and Disappearances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have studied the report on assassinations and disappearances in the Philippines produced by Judge S Melo; and whether they will make representations...

      Philippines: Assassinations and Disappearances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the British embassy in Manila or the European Union collected details about killings of political, religious and social activists in the Philippines during...

      Police: National Black Police Association

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 June (WA 140-1) regarding staff associations which receive grant-in-aid from the Home Office,...

      Police: National Black Police Association

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 June (WA 140-1), whether, since the National Black Police Association offers support to minority...

      Police: National Black Police Association

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 26 June (WA 140-1), whether the review of the diversity support staff associations will take full...

      Pollution: Air Quality

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures they have undertaken in recent years to enforce United Kingdom ambient air-quality limit values so as to ensure compliance with the parameters in...

      Post Offices: Lost Mail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to compensate customers for lost post which does not reach its destination.

      Post Offices: Lost Mail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will revise the current procedure where customers whose mail is lost receive compensation only if it reaches its destination, and do not receive...

      Prisons: Private Sector

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What requirements they put in the contracts of privately managed prisons in England and Wales to meet the requirements under race equality legislation.

      Railways: East Midland Franchise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 4 July (WA 181), how many stations in the new East Midland franchise will not have either booking...

      Railways: Franchises

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they give any guidance as to the level of fare rises above inflation which will be allowed during the franchise period when assessing franchise bids.

      Roads: Deaths

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are aware of any assessment made by the European Commission of road deaths among those aged under 25 years; what were the results of any such...

      Roads: New Construction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) route kilometres, and (b) lane kilometres were added to the trunk road network in Great Britain for each year between 1990 and 2006; and at what cost.

      Roads: New Construction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) route kilometres, and (b) lane kilometres were added to the non-trunk road network in Great Britain for each year between 1990 and 2006; and at what cost.

      Roads: New Construction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many grade-separated junctions were added to the road network in Great Britain for each year between 1990 and 2006; and at what cost.

      Royal Mail: Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will revise the current procedure where in a given year compensation to individuals for lost mail is not paid once the Royal Mail has reached its own...

      Smoking: Nicotine Replacement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the impact which the availability of nicotine replacement therapy products in vending machines has on efforts to stop smoking;...

      Smoking: Nicotine Replacement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to extend the reduced rate of VAT on nicotine replacement therapy products for longer than one year.

      Trees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to ensure that all urban streets with pavements in United Kingdom cities have planted trees.

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