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Written answers

Monday, 14 January 2008

  • Olympics

    • Look of London

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 919W, on Look of London, who was responsible for drawing up the estimate for the funding...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Northern Ireland Certification Officer

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what meetings the Electoral Commission has had with the Northern Ireland Certification Officer...

    • Political Parties: Donors

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2007, Official Report, column 351W, on political...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 922W, on political...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in 2007.

    • Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) objective and (b) value was of each contract placed with (i) Deloitte and Touche, (ii) Ernst and Young, (iii) KPMG, (iv)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether personal data for which his Department is responsible is (a) stored and (b) processed overseas; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what obligations his Department and its agencies place on contractors in relation to the audit of personal data and IT equipment.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what audits his Department carried out in relation to personal data and IT equipment in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether any of his Department's special advisers also work for organisations outside his Department.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what salary each of his Department's Ministers drew (a) in 2006-07 and (b) since July 2007.

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Women and Equality

    • Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what plans the Government has to increase support for families affected by domestic violence.

    • Equality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether a racial impact assessment was carried out on the decision to reform the Women and Equality Unit as the Government Equalities Office.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what estimate she has made of the number of trafficked people who arrived in the UK in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) country of...

      Religion: Harassment

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the Government's policy is on the introduction of a religious harassment offence covering insulting or abusive language.

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Pay

      To ask the Leader of the House what the cost of the Senior Salary Review Body's most recent review of hon. Members' and Ministers' pay was.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Archaeology: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport why funding for the Portable Antiquities Scheme was not ring-fenced in the Comprehensive Spending Review; and if he will make a statement.

    • Casinos: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to bring forward proposals to authorise the development of 16 small and large casinos; and if he will make a statement.

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the role of the cultural ambassador for the United Kingdom is; if he will break down the allocated budget by mission statement...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if he will break down his Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will list each event attended by the Minister for Sport in an official role since June; and what the cost of facilitating...

      Music: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has (a) taken since 1997 and (b) plans to take in each of the next three years to make music studios more...

      Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of National Lottery funding for good causes will be allocated to hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games in each relevant year.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions (a) he and (b) the Minister for Tourism has met (i) VisitBritain, (ii) the Tourism Alliance and (iii) other...

      Tourist Information: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourism information centres in rural areas have been closed in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

      Television Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners over 75 years in Hendon have free television licences.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies: Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the National Professional Qualification for Headship will be compulsory for all new head teachers of academies, including...

    • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many section 7 cases were completed by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in each of the last...

      Education: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 630W, on education: Isle of Wight, for what reason the recent...

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of school pupils in Hendon achieved (a) level 4 or above at key stage 2 and (b) level 5 or above at key stage 3...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many appeals were lodged by parents against non-admission of their children to schools in Barnet in the last year for which...

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in Hendon have received capital funding from the Government since 1997; how much each school received; how much of...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to ensure schools' uniform policies are fair, reasonable and inclusive.

      Schools: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the merits of proposals to create project-based rather than discipline-based schools in Wolverhampton.

      Science: GCE A Levels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of (a) the academic rigour of and (b) the ability level required to study A level (i) physics...

      Special Educational Needs: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many special educational needs co-ordinators there were per pupil in each local authority in each year since 2001; and...

      Specialist Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in Hendon will offer the new diplomas from September 2008; what financial assistance they will receive from his...

  • Prime Minister

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with Government officials on negotiations with the Taliban in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions and on what dates when he was Chancellor of the Exchequer he visited British troops deployed abroad.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Prime Minister whether his predecessor visited the combat stress centres at (a) Tyrwhitt House, (b) Hollybush House and (c) Audley Court between 1 April and 26 June 2007.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister whether any of his Department's special advisers also work for organisations outside his Department.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost was of redundancies in his Office in the 12 months preceding (a) 30 June 2004, (b) 30 June 2005 and (c) 30 June 2006.

      Lord Ashcroft

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will instruct the Cabinet Secretary to respond to the request of the hon. Member for Pendle, made at the meeting of the Public Administration Select Committee on...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with trade unions officials on a future national policy forum.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Antisocial Behaviour Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued in each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in 2007.

    • Departmental Christmas Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in 2007.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether personal data for which his Department is responsible is (a) stored and (b) processed overseas; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether any of his Department's special advisers also work for organisations outside his Department.

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many 999 calls were received by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (a) in the year before the introduction of their non-emergency 0854...

      Fuels: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with police authorities in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on fuel smuggling; and if he will...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Home Department on the Common Travel Area; and if he will make a statement.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1212W, on Police Service of Northern Ireland: graduates, (1) if he will...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners have escaped custody while on their way to court in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Prisons: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what monitoring is undertaken of telephone calls made by inmates of Northern Ireland prisons.

      Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland for which regulators and inspectorates his Department has had responsibility in each year since 1997; what the budget was of each such body in...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what procedure was used in selecting Mr. Vivian Thomas as consultant to the Bain Review; what remuneration he receives; and what role there was...

  • Transport

    • A1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect of the removal of the final three roundabouts on the A1 in Nottinghamshire on the safety of access to the road.

    • Airports: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was to each local authority in London arising from the police service agreements for each designated airport servicing London in the...

      Aviation: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions have taken place between the Civil Aviation Authority and her Department on mobile telephone use in aeroplanes.

      Aviation: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the policy of (a) her Department and (b) the Civil Aviation Authority is on the use of mobile telephones in aeroplanes.

      Aviation: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent research (a) her Department and (b) the Civil Aviation Authority has undertaken on the effect of mobile telephone use on planes on flight...

      Aviation: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research (a) her Department and (b) the Civil Aviation Authority has undertaken on the effect of the introduction of mobile telephone use on...

      Blue Badge Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the independent strategic review of the blue badge scheme will be published; and if she will place a copy in the Library.

      Blyth Flyover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects Blyth flyover to be opened on the A1 in Nottinghamshire; and what the contracted date for completion of the flyover is.

      British Railways Board: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library a list of all property, including railway structures, owned by the British Railways Board (Residuary).

      Cars: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage change there has been in the average fuel efficiency of cars sold in England in each year since 1997.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in 2007.

      David Abrahams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she and her predecessor have met (a) Mr. David Abrahams and (b) representatives of Mr. Abrahams' companies since 2004.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many branded plastic bags her Department has purchased in the last 24 months for which figures are available; and at what cost.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 788W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning over £100,000 were...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Winter Supplementary Estimates (HC 29), if she will break down her Department's (a) main estimate and (b) winter supplementary...

      Driving Under Influence: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she plans to lower the legally permitted blood alcohol concentration for driving on public roads.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Hendon pensioners over 70 years received free driving licence renewals in each of the last three years.

      Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on the electrification of the railway network; and what assessment she has made of the effect of the electrification on carbon...

      Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of the (a) cost and (b) benefits of the electrification of those non-electrified parts of the rail network...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      First Great Western: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate has been made of the potential cost of compensation payable to First Great Western as a result of disruption to its services by the (a)...

      International Labour Organisation Maritime Labour Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects the UK to ratify the International Labour Organisation Maritime Labour Convention.

      Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what definition of bullying is used in her Department's human resources policy.

      Irish Lights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she plans to take in response to the Review of Funding of the Commissioners of Irish Lights; and if she will make a statement.

      M1: Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects work to (a) commence and (b) be completed in respect of the construction of junction 29A of the M1 motorway; what lane closures are...

      M1: Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the expected benefits are of the construction of junction 29A of the M1 motorway; what consultation was undertaken prior to approving the plan;...

      Marine Accident Investigation Branch: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many work-related deaths were investigated in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK by the Marine Accident Investigation Branch in the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average amount of carbon dioxide emitted per mile driven was for road traffic in each EU country in the latest year for which figures are...

      Motorways: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will ensure that motorway lighting is installed at and in the vicinity of junction 29A of the M1 motorway during construction.

      Network Rail: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will initiate an official inquiry into the performance of contractors employed by Network Rail on projects at (a) Liverpool Street station and...

      North Sea SOx Emission Control Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to bring forward legislation to enforce the North Sea SOx Emission Control Area regulations and set penalties for non-compliance.

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the potential extent of disruption of long-distance train services from Paddington to South Wales arising from the...

      Rail Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of whether extra rolling stock is required for rail services provided in the North West by (a) Northern Rail, (b)...

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria will be used to allocate the additional 1,300 carriages referred to in the rail White Paper across the rail network; and if she will make...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many railway stations have been (a) opened and (b) re-opened since 1 May 1997.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the maximum additional (a) passenger and (b) freight capacity in percentage terms which can be delivered by the...

      Railways: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of delays to trains on the Norwich to London railway line there were between the hours of (a) 6 am and 10 am, (b) 10 am...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of levels of overcrowding on rail journeys taken at (a) peak and (b) off-peak times between (i) Liverpool and...

      Railways: Radioactive Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail journeys have taken place in which (a) spent nuclear fuel and (b) nuclear waste was carried through the Channel Tunnel since 2001; and...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research she has commissioned on the effect on road traffic casualties of the introduction of 20mph zones in (a) Portsmouth, (b) Hull, (c)...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken to ensure that local authority best practice in road traffic speed management is shared.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will (a) monitor and (b) assess the effect on road safety of 20 mph zones.

      Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she authorised the Article 14 directions under the Town and Country Planning (General Development Procedure) Order 1995, issued by the Highways...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she last discussed the West Coast mainline with Network Rail; and if she will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Admiralty House: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes have been made to the fittings and fixtures of the official Ministerial residence in Admiralty House previously...

    • Brussels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on Eurostar tickets to Brussels in each of the last 11 years; and how many first class Eurostar...

      Craig Alden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent efforts have been made by the Government to secure the release of Craig Alden, a British subject imprisoned in...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 90W, on Cyprus: diplomatic relations, what meetings in the UK...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 90W, on Cyprus: diplomatic relations, when the Government's...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 90W, on Cyprus: diplomatic relations, what meetings were held...

      Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 90W, on Cyprus: diplomatic relations, who accompanied the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 828W, on departmental internet, how much equipment to film...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 828W, on departmental internet, what the grade is of each...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 November 2007, Official Report, columns 1036-37W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning...

      Departmental Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many FCO-branded plastic bags his Department has procured; and at what cost in the last 24 months for which figures are...

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek the establishment of a procedure to remove the new full-time President of the European...

      HMS Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the Government's policy on the retrieval of bullion from HMS Sussex, with particular reference to...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of foreign contractors in Iraq having been arrested by the Iraqi authorities; and whether any UK...

      Mahmoud Salehi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Iran on (a) the medical condition and (b) the need for specialist...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter, dated 22 November 2007, on behalf of a...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recycling schemes are in operation in each building operated by his Department.

      Tanzania: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps Ministers (a) have taken and (b) are taking to protect the interests of UK citizens who have invested in business...

      Zimbabwe: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2007, Official Report, column 566W, on Zimbabwe: sanctions to the hon. Member for East...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of requiring a restricted time frame to be imposed for spreading of slurry on...

    • Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he intends to produce codes of conduct for (a) animal quarantine premises, (b) boarding kennels and (c) catteries...

      Bats: Ecology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of bat ecologists.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people employed in his Department work on administering EU structural funds; and what the cost of such staff was in...

      European Fisheries Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1269W, on European Fisheries Fund, what discussions...

      Floods: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to acquire mapping information on surface water flooding from (a) the Association of British Insurers...

      Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fly-tipping incidents involved household waste were recorded by Flycapture in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06 and (c)...

      Fly Tipping: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the Flycapture Enforcement training package, including the module on the Regulation...

      Fly Tipping: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of fly-tipping were recorded in (a) North East Lincolnshire and (b) North Lincolnshire in each of the...

      Fly Tipping: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions were (a) undertaken and (b) successful in relation to fly-tipping incidents in 2006-07 in (i)...

      Fly Tipping: Romford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have been brought against fly tippers in Romford in the last four years.

      Game Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1000W, on game birds, what steps he takes to assess the...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people awarded Warm Front grants have been asked to make an excess payment in (a) Shropshire, (b) West Midlands...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of Warm Front grants have been subject to an excess payment in (a) Shropshire, (b) West Midlands and (c)...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value of Warm Front grants made in (a) Shropshire, (b) West Midlands and (c) England has been in 2007-08.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the grant limits for the Warm Front scheme will be reviewed.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will ensure that excess payments for the Warm Front scheme are collected via the scheme's managing agents.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many backboilers have been replaced under the Warm Front scheme; how many such backboilers have been disconnected rather...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms his Department uses to ensure high standards of workmanship and service by Warm Front contractors.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the average waiting time for (a) receipt of a quotation and (b) completion of work...

      Landfill: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of waste which went to landfill in England that was made up of plastics that...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities received grant funding from the (a) Waste Minimisation and Recycling Fund, (b) Waste Performance...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter to the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State,...

      Mercury: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what adverse health reactions arising from exposure to mercury have been reported among those working in the manufacture of...

      Natural England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of how changes in funding for Natural England will affect the Government's 2010 target of halting...

      Nature Conservation: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the establishment of a network of marine conservation zones to protect marine...

      Packaging: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made on reducing the use of plastic bags; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Plastics: Biodegradability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the Government's policy is on biodegradable plastics; (2) what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials from...

      Primates: Pets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he intends to bring forward secondary legislation under the Animal Welfare Act 2006 on keeping primates as pets.

      Seabed: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2007, Official Report, column 530W, on Seabed: Scotland, when he next plans to discuss...

      Seas and Oceans: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what responsibilities (a) his Department and (b) the Scottish Executive have within the (i) six and (ii) 12 nautical mile...

      Sewers: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the urban drainage pilot projects to be completed; and if he will publish their conclusions on (a)...

      Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what expenditure local councils have made on kennels for stray dogs; and what resources have been given to local...

      Stray Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding will be made available to local authorities for the 24-hour service for stray dogs in advance of the coming into...

      Waste and Resources Action Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much central Government funding the Waste and Resources Action programme will receive in each of the next three years in...

      Waste Disposal: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, columns 42-43W, on waste disposal: costs, what the average cost...

      Waste Disposal: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new powers have been given to local authorities to (a) seize and (b) inspect vehicles, in relation to waste offences,...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate the Environment Agency has made of the proportion and volume of household rubbish that is burned by...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department has given waste collection authorities on (a) closed lid polices and (b) no side waste...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what additional funding is being provided to local authorities undertaking the rubbish tax pilots; (2) whether...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms will be used to tackle non-payment by residents of the proposed charges for the collection of household...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department's definition of revenue neutral for its proposals for new taxes on the collection of household rubbish...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which organisations have been contacted to tender for the contract to conduct the evaluations into the pilots for new bin taxes.

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timetable is for introduction of new charges for the collection of household rubbish.

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff in his Department are developing or researching policy in relation to (a) charging for...

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the starting date for the pilots for the proposed household rubbish collection tax is.

      Waste Disposal: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the maximum charge that can be levied per year by waste collection authorities under the new proposed household rubbish...

      Waste Management: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions and communications (a) his Department and (b) the Waste Resources Action Programme have had with the...

      Water: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average water bill in (a) England and Wales and (b) each water company area was for an unmetered household with...

      Water: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research has been conducted by (a) his Department and (b) OFWAT into the relative distributional effects of rateable...

      Wolves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has held on the reintroduction of wild wolves into the UK; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of Taliban members who surrendered to ISAF forces then subsequently returned to join anti-western forces.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of Taliban commanders who surrendered in Afghanistan as a result of (a) diplomatic and (b) military actions.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) commanders and (b) foot soldiers surrendered to (i) the International Security Assistance Force and (ii) the Afghan National Army in each...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement by the Prime Minister of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 304, on Afghanistan, what proportion of helicopter missions...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement by the Prime Minister of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 310, on Afghanistan, when he expects the eight Chinook...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement by the Prime Minister of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 312, on Afghanistan, if he will define the phrase, next...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many medical civic action programmes British forces have conducted in (a) Kabul, (b) Helmand and (c) Kandahar provinces since 2005; (2) how...

      Armed Forced: Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials have had with the Department of Health to discuss the ongoing care of armed forces veterans with C-leg...

      Armed Forces: Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost was of providing legal representation for (a) the families of servicemen and women killed on operations which were paid for by his...

      Armed Forces: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) SA-80 assault rifles and (b) 9mm Browning pistols were reported (i) lost or missing and later recovered and (ii) lost or missing and not...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the decision to charge nurses employed by his Department £15 for influenza inoculations on the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints were made to Modern Housing Solutions in each of the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department provides to help rehabilitate servicemen and women on their return from active service in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the mobility rate was for each service children's education (a) primary and (b) secondary school in the last academic year.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training airborne jumps have been conducted by British service personnel in each year since 2001; and how many of these jumps were made from a...

      Athena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much expenditure from the public purse has been spent on European Security and Defence Policy military operations (a) under the Athena mechanism and...

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the selection of (a) real and (b) artificial Christmas trees for his Department's festive decorations; and how real...

      Defence Aviation Repair Agency: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will visit the Defence Aviation Repair Agency Fleetlands and Almondbank to discuss with staff the reasons for the consideration of the...

      Defence Aviation Repair Agency: Privatisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the (a) benefits and (b) risks of privatising the Defence Aviation Repair Agency.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the defence budget was for Northern Ireland in each of the last 30 years at 2007 prices.

      Defence: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Department's grounds for objection to recent wind farm planning applications in Northumberland apply to other proposed wind farm sites in the...

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of (a) beef, (b) lamb, (c) pork and (d) dairy products used in his departmental headquarters were imported products in the most...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what plans (a) he has and (b) his ministerial colleagues have to visit wounded service men and women; (2) on which occasions (a) he and (b)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of Freedom of Information requests received by his Department have given rise to responses that have been published by his Department.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria are used to decide which of his Department's responses to requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 are published on the...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 578W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning over £100,000 were...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) reports, (b) surveys and (c) studies his Department has (i) commissioned, (ii) conducted and (iii) completed in the last six months; and...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last year for which figures are available.

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1224-5W, on Iraq: detainees, whether the United States authorities have at any time...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by how much UK troop numbers in Iraq were reduced in each of the last six months in net terms; and by how much UK troop numbers are expected to be...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1458W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, what plans he has to instruct commercial...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 23 November 2007, ref: MC06419/2007.

      Military Bases: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Tiger Team report into security at RAF bases occupied by US forces.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to change the number of Ministry of Defence police officers.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what roles Ministry of Defence police officers have in supporting the British armed forces.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the recruiting targets for Ministry of Defence police officers were in each year since 1997.

      Netherlands: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2007, Official Report, column 842W, on the Netherlands: international co-operation, which units form the existing...

      Prince William

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what application procedures were followed in respect of Prince William's training to be a pilot; which of the armed forces he will be attached to after...

      Princess Royal Barracks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has held with local authorities on supplementary planning guidance needed to facilitate the redevelopment of Deepcut...

      RAF Kinloss

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many bedspaces his Department has of each classification on fitness for habitation for personnel based at (a) RAF Kinloss and (b) RAF Lossiemouth.

      RAF: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much it costs to train a Royal Air Force (RAF) pilot on (a) fixed and (b) rotary wing aircrafts; what commitment to further service in the RAF is...

      RM Condor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many bed-spaces his Department has of each classification for fitness for habitation for personnel based at RM Condor in Arbroath.

      Special Boat Squadron: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects the Special Boat Service personnel serving in Afghanistan to receive their full pay; (2) when the Specialist Pay Team last paid...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost was to vet a UK citizen to the level of (a) developed vetting, (b) security check, (c) counter terrorism check and (d) baseline...

      Warships: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security measures are taken to ensure the security of Royal Navy ships when in port in the United Kingdom.

      World War II: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Veteran Badges have been issued to residents of Hendon.

      World War Two: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funding is available under the Heroes Return Scheme to (a) veterans and (b) war widows to visit war graves in 2007-08; and how many (i) veterans...

  • Treasury

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter of 9 November 2007 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on capital gains tax and the loss of indexation allowance.

    • Child Benefit: Personal Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to whom letters of apology have been sent following the recent loss of data by HM Revenue and Customs; how many letters he expects to be sent; and what the...

      Child Benefit: Personal Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer to how many people HM Revenue and Customs has written to advise them that their personal data were included on the two lost discs; how many families this...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what grounds HM Revenue and Customs suspended the provision of information in relation to the chosen frequency of payment of child tax credit in December...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) live births and (b) stillbirths there were in each region of England in 2006.

      Conditional Cautions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of conditional cautions in bringing about the payment of compensation by offenders to victims.

      Conditional Cautions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many police forces have exercised their powers to issue conditional cautions since the Criminal Justice Act 2003 came into force; and if he will make a...

      Death: Norfolk

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many excess winter deaths were recorded in (a) Norwich and (b) Norfolk in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many letters his Department received from hon. Members and Peers in each session of Parliament since 1997.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2007, Official Report, column 49W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning over £100,000 were employed...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies received bonuses in each year since 2002; and what the total sum paid in bonuses...

      Departmental Security Officer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Departmental Security Officer for (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs were appointed.

      Electorate

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) number of electors and (b) total population is of each United Kingdom parliamentary constituency; (2) what the (a) total population...

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons publication of the report on Equitable Life has been postponed until summer 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue is expected to be received from vehicle licence duty in financial year (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

      Gastrointestinal System: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died from upper gastrointestinal haemorrhage in the last five years in each region.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what records (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) his Department keep of the number and location of zero carbon homes.

      Joint Child Poverty Unit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his responsibilities are in relation to the Joint Child Poverty Unit; and what arrangements are in place for liaison with other Departments on the work...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Secretary will provide a substantive reply to the letter of 31 October 2007, from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 29 November 2007, about paying VAT on flood defences, PO ref: 1/53090/2007.

      Migration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many estimates of long-term population growth attributable to migration have been made by the Government since 1997; what those estimates have been,...

      Money: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent estimate he has made of the amount of currency issued annually by Northern Irish banks; (2) which Northern Irish banks have the right to...

      Non-domestic Rates: Microgeneration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated yearly cost to the public purse is of the proposal in the pre-Budget report 2007 that microgeneration equipment in business premises will...

      Office of Government Commerce: Departmental Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what dates early versions of gateway reviews relating to (a) identity cards, (b) the NHS IT programme and (c) other projects were shredded by...

      Pregnancy: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the conception rate is for women aged 19 years and under; how many women aged 19 and under had (a) a live birth, (b) an abortion and (c) miscarried...

      Pregnancy: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the conception rate is for girls aged 15 years and under; how many women aged 15 and under had (a) a live birth, (b) an abortion and (c) miscarried...

      Proof of Concept Pilot Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what results have been reported from the proof of concept pilot scheme between HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions and 12 local...

      Registration of Births Deaths Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of Registration On-line by the General Register Office.

      Registration of Births Deaths Marriages and Civil Partnerships: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he expects the General Register Office to introduce Registration On-line for marriages.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward measures to grant powers to the police to require an offender to pay compensation to a victim without the need to put the offender...

      Revenue and Customs: Cardiff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion and how many of the staff at HM Revenue and Customs office in Ty-Glas Llanishen, Cardiff were employed (a) on permanent contracts, (b) on...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects HM Revenue and Customs to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 12 July on his constituent Mrs C. Irvine (Ref:...

      Revenue and Customs: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion and how many of the staff at HM Revenue and Customs office in Washington, Tyne and Wear were employed (a) on permanent contracts, (b) on...

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many homes, according to HM Revenue and Customs stamp duty land tax return records, have claimed the zero rate of stamp duty on zero carbon homes.

      Strokes: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Barnett consequentials have been for Wales of improved funding for stroke services in England in 2007-08.

      Tax Havens: British Nationality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of income foregone by the Exchequer as a result of people of British origin entering tax exile.

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons both value added tax and gross profit tax are applied to the bingo industry; and if he will introduce a single tax regime for the industry.

      Taxation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the introduction of the discrete capital values system of domestic taxation in Northern Ireland on...

      Valuation Office: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rules are for staff members of (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) HM Revenue and Customs on recording details of entertainment and...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Borders Region

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk were in receipt of (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit on (i) 30 April 2006, (ii) 31...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests to pay back overpaid tax credits (forms TC610) were issued by HM Revenue and Customs and its predecessor organisation in each month since...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for how many months the official ministerial residences in Admiralty House previously occupied by the (a) right hon. Member for Ashfield and (b)...

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 27 November 2007, Official Report, column 352W, on Admiralty House, what payments were made by other Departments to his...

      Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to bring forward proposals for (a) primary legislation, (b) secondary legislation and (c) guidance on allowing charities...

      Chequers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the Government's policy is on civil servants staying overnight at Chequers when the Prime Minister is not resident.

      Civil Contingencies Act 2004

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what Government funding has been made available to (a) local authorities and (b) fire authorities to meet obligations under the Civil...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Cabinet Office's information technology and data management systems are BS7799 compliant.

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in each of the last three years...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent by (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) the Prime Minister's Office on legal advice in relation to police investigations in...

      Departmental Legal Opinion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost to the public purse was of external legal advice provided to (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers in relation to the police...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many receptions were held by the Cabinet Office between 1 and 14 October 2007; on what dates they were held; at which venues; what the purpose...

      Departmental Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff work in his Department's parliamentary branch; and what proportion of their time is spent on dealing with (a) Parliamentary...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much (a) his Department and its agencies, (b) the Prime Minister's office and (c) the Leader of the House's office spent on end-of-year...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what the total cost of repairs to facilities and items in Number 10 Downing Street and the Prime Minister's Offices has been since 27 June;...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent by the Prime Minister's Office on renovation and refurbishment of its property in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Redundancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost was of redundancies in his Department in the 12 months preceding (a) 30 June 2004, (b) 30 June 2005 and (c) 30 June 2006.

      Disclosure of Information: Public Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the terms of reference are of the review into data sharing in the public sector.

      English Language

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last year for which figures are available.

      Labour Turnover

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants have left the (a) Prime Minister's Office and (b) Cabinet Office to work elsewhere (i) in and (ii) outside the civil...

      Ministers: Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Ministers of the Crown have (a) one, (b) two and (c) three or more residences consequent on his or her office.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans his Department has to make use of data on the national identity register when it is established; and what the estimated cost to his...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what Government policy is on (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants making bets on political events (i) with and (ii) via a commercial organisation.

      Public Participation: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1344W, on public participation: incentives, if he will place in the Library a...

      Public Participation: Incentives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1344W, on public participation: incentives, what the cost to the public purse...

      Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for which regulators and inspectorates his Department has had responsibility in each year since 1997; what the budget was of each such body in each...

      Social Exclusion Task Force: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the budget of the Social Exclusion Task Force was in (a) each of the last five years and (b) each year of the 2007 comprehensive spending...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent research her Department has commissioned into the potential effect on health of mobile telephone masts.

    • Audit Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the running costs were of the Audit Commission in 1996-97; and what the expected costs are in 2007-08.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's powers are in respect of (a) each of its non-departmental public bodies, (b) each of its executive...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what (a) criteria and (b) process will be used to determine the geographical (i) location and (ii) distribution of...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proposals she has received for eco-towns situated wholly or partially in Worcestershire.

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who will run the citizens' juries for the design of the new eco-towns; what procurement process has been undertaken in the...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what planning process will be used for construction of an eco-town that is not (a) supported and (b) proposed by the relevant...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to announce the sites which she will take forward to the next stage as possible sites for eco-towns; and what...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on the proposed eco-town at Throckmorton; and if she will make a statement.

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans she has to designate eco-towns as healthy towns; (2) what proportion of the new eco-towns are also expected to...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what factors she takes into account in appointing commissioners to the Equality and Human Rights Commission; and what assessment...

      Fire Services: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firemen were (a) injured and (b) killed whilst on duty in each of the last five years.

      Flood Control: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effects of flood risk on the development of coastal towns.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library the reports of (a) the trials of home information packs (HIPs) conducted by her Department and...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether energy performance certificates can be generated without home information packs.

      Homesale Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which questions her official, Andrew Lock, (a) answered and (b) did not answer at the Homesale Network meeting on 9 November.

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria she uses to determine whether a home may be classified as an eco-home.

      Housing: Cleethorpes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of levels of housing overcrowding in Cleethorpes constituency.

      Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the unique property reference number generated by the Register Operator for inclusion in an energy performance...

      Housing: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many firefighters have used the key worker housing scheme in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Housing: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings were built within the 1997 designated green belt in (a) St. Albans District and (b) Hertfordshire in each...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what her Department's internal targets were for the number of completed sales for Social Homebuy in each year since its...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Minister expects to publish her response to the report entitled Ends and Means, the Future of Social Housing by...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in national parks in each of the last five years; and how many planning applications...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in each local authority area in England in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Radon Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of homes in England and Wales exposed to significant levels of radon;...

      Local Authorities: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government why her Department's list of councils which have elections in 2008, published by her Department on 10 October lists Bristol as...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what criteria the Working Neighbourhood Fund has been allocated to local authorities; what relative weighting each criterion...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 13 November 2007 on the planning system.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter to the Minister of State, dated 22 November 2007,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter of 29 November 2007, addressed to the Secretary of...

      Parish Councils: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward proposals to discourage parish council referenda being held on issues of national interest.

      Planning: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what her Department's definition is of local energy generation in relation to planning policy; (2) what assessment her...

      Planning: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under what circumstances the proposed off-site rule under the new Planning Policy Statement on Climate Change for the provision...

      Property: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the unique property reference number generated by the Register Operator for inclusion in an energy performance...

      Recycling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the Waste and Recycling Board in London; and what involvement the Mayor of London will have with...

      Thames Gateway: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Thames Gateway news web page was last updated; and what alterations have been made to this web page since 12 July.

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the provision of sites for Travellers and Gypsies in Hertfordshire.

      Valuation Office: Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many press releases the Valuation Office Agency issued in 2006-07.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to question 165127, on the Thames Gateway web page tabled by the hon. Member for Thurrock on 13 November 2007.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will provide a substantive answer to Question 174390, on eco-towns, tabled by the hon. Member for Mid Worcestershire on...

  • Justice

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many air miles were travelled by Ministers in his Department in each year since its establishment; and what estimate he has made of the total...

    • Chorley Magistrates Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what effect staff training on a new computer system is likely to have on the availability of courts at Chorley magistrates court.

      Coroners: Diana Princess of Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the total likely costs of the inquests into the death of Diana, Princess of Wales; how such costs will be met; and if he...

      Courts: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the independent evaluation of the pilots of dedicated drug courts at Leeds and West London; and if he will make a statement.

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Lithuanian interpreters were used by the courts in the Greater London area in the last year for which figures are available.

      Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign language interpreters were used in the courts in the Greater London area in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Courts: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what difficulties have been experienced on access to courts in Northern Ireland in the last year; and what improvement works are scheduled for each of...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) in what percentage of criminal cases in the Crown courts in England and Wales there was a change of plea to guilty at the start of the trial in the...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many outside consultants were employed by his Department to provide (a) advice and (b) design services for the (i) NOMIS programme, (ii) C-NOMIS,...

      Departmental Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the percentage turnover of staff was in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies in (i) the last 12-month period and (ii) the last...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of his Department's staff are employed within each salary band; what the title and role of each position within each salary...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 November 2007, Official Report, columns 480-81W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning over £100,000 were...

      Driving Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to enable motorists held responsible for the deaths of cyclists to be charged with the offence of manslaughter.

      Driving Offences: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) cautions and (b) prosecutions for mobile telephone use by (i) motorists and (ii) other road users there have been in each district and...

      Drugs: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance the Government gives to courts on sentencing in first time class C drug possession cases.

      Environment Protection: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 676W, on environment protection: fixed penalties, what the aggregate revenue was...

      Environment Protection: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 676W, on environment protection: fixed penalties, which legislation the fines in...

      HM Court Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the anticipated change in budget to 2010-11 is for HM Courts Service.

      Human Trafficking: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women who had been trafficked into the UK have been awarded compensation under Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority guidelines; what the...

      Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is issued to court services on the provision of (a) sign language interpreters and (b) lip speakers for hearing-impaired people in the...

      National Offender Management Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much money from (a) his own Department and (b) other public sources has been spent on the NOMIS programme since it was initiated (i) in total and...

      National Offender Management Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the strategic review of the NOMIS programme cost his Department between the date of its announcement in August 2007 and 7 January 2008.

      Offenders: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals convicted of an offence in the UK had (i) a previous conviction in the UK, (ii) a...

      Offenders: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many non-UK prisoners of each sex who were returned to serve their sentences in their home countries were serving custodial sentences of (a) 12...

      Peterborough Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the failure rate was for mandatory drug testing at HMP Peterborough in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Southend, West of 12 December 2007, Official Report, columns 594-96W, on the Political Parties, Elections...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for a public consultation on reform of political party funding prior to introducing legislation.

      Prison Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and which prison establishments met the key performance target for sustainability for the year ending March 2007; what steps he is taking to...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which 20 nationalities had the highest number of (a) prisoners and (b) prisoners without leave to remain in the UK in custody in the UK in (i) 1997 and...

      Prisoners: EC Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many nationals of other EU member states are in prison in England and Wales.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many women have been sent to prison for non-payment of fines for loitering and soliciting since 1983; (2) how many women are in prison for...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons provide (a) therapeutic communities, (b) 12 step, (c) cognitive behaviour treatment (CBT) and (d) shorter duration CBT programmes for...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons offer treatment for prisoners with (a) alcohol and (b) crack heroin dependency.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the failure rate for mandatory drug testing in prisons was in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners entered (a) detoxification, (b) maintenance, (c) 12 step, (d) cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), (e) shorter duration CBT and...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners received treatment for (a) alcohol and (b) drug dependency while in custody in (i) 2005-06 and (ii) 2006-07.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how the (a) quality and (b) effectiveness of drug treatment in prisons is assessed.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals for the police to have power to compel an offender to pay compensation to a victim without the precondition of a...

      Swansea Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make a statement on the future role of Swansea prison.

      Winchester Prison: Pest Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the outcome was of the risk assessment required under the EU Biocide Directive into the possibility that rats in the area may become resistant to...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what national generation carbon dioxide emissions factor is used by his Department in its calculations of emissions...

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what applications for new coal-fired power stations he is considering; when he expects to reach a decision on each;...

      Deregulation (Deduction from Pay of Union Subscriptions) Order 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether a Regulatory Impact Assessment was produced to accompany the Deregulation (Deduction from Pay of Union...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will require suppliers of energy to install smart meters in (a) new properties and (b) existing properties...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last year for which figures are available.

      Export Credit Guarantees: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much funding for investment projects was made available by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each of the...

      Export Credit Guarantees: Sakhalin Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received on compliance with the environmental conditions attached to the proposed Export...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects the Government to make an announcement on whether it will be appealing against the European...

      Furniture: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make it his policy to seek the amending of EU legislation on fire safety of furnishings in line with UK...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the likely level of greenhouse gas emissions from the 10 new opencast coal mines in each...

      Land: Radioactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what it would cost the Government to remediate all land which has been radioactively contaminated to date.

      Land: Radioactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the total cost to Government of the identification and remediation of radioactively...

      Land: Radioactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of the costs of remediation of land radioactively contaminated by the nuclear energy industry falls to...

      Land: Radioactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost to his Department is of underwriting the liabilities of land contamination against radioactive pollution...

      Land: Radioactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many acres of land are known to be sufficiently contaminated by radioactivity to warrant remediation to limit...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the risk of inundation of existing coastal...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of the costs of providing security for nuclear energy power stations, associated facilities and...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost was of providing security for nuclear energy power stations, associated facilities and storage in each...

      Political Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what figures (a) his Department and (b) the Certification Officer holds on the average political levy charged by (i)...

      Political Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1073W, on the political levy, according to...

      Political Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Certification Officer for Great Britain has produced on whether revenue...

      Political Levy: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether revenue raised from trade union political levies in other parts of the UK may be spent in Northern Ireland,...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what date he or his ministerial colleagues informed the Post Office Ltd that it could not issue recommendations in...

      Postal Services: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many packages were sent to UK armed forces personnel serving in Iraq and Afghanistan over the Christmas...

      Postal Services: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what the cost was of sending packages during the free post period to UK armed forces personnel serving in Iraq...

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many public telephone boxes there (a) are and (b) were 12 months ago.

      Radioactive Wastes: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether those operating nuclear power plants are liable for the identification and remediation of radioactive...

      Radioactive Wastes: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the Government's total liability for remediation of radioactively contaminated land in the UK.

      Radioactive Wastes: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the total cost of contaminated land remediation following the planned decommissioning of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what (a) fiscal and (b) other incentives are available to developers of (i) large-scale and (ii) small-scale...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what policy decisions have been taken on renewable energy as a result of recommendations made by the Renewables...

      Renewables Obligation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of (a) the total quantity of emissions of carbon dioxide which have been avoided as a...

      Royal Mail: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of the business handled by Royal Mail comprised downstream access mail in the last three years for...

      Trades Union Congress: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the Trades Union Congress has a political fund, according to the records held by the Certification Officer.

      UK Trade and Investment: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what date he was informed of the Prime Minister's decision to close the Defence Export Services Organisation and to...

      Unfair Commercial Practices Directive Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what timetable he envisages for the (a) publication, (b) consultation on and (c) implementation of the unfair...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of full-time equivalent person years that will be required to build sufficient...

      Wind Power: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the Government's policy is on the development of a North sea wind farm.

  • Health

    • Abortion (Amendment) Bill of Session 1979-80

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records his Department holds of the Abortion (Amendment) Bill of Session 1979-80; and if he will make a statement.

    • Action on Smoking and Health Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department allocated to the Action on Smoking and Health Foundation in each year since its inception.

      Ambulance Services: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will meet members of Shropshire county council to discuss the future status of the Shrewsbury Ambulance Control Centre.

      Atrial Fibrillation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to provide services to tackle atrial fibrillation.

      Bournemouth and Christchurch Primary Care Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons specialist top-up funds paid to Bournemouth and Christchurch primary care trust district general hospitals in recognition of patients...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of eligible women (a) in total and (b) in each ethnic group took part in the NHS Breast Cancer Screening Programme in each year since 1997.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the number of interval breast cancers in each year since 1997; and what plans he has to reduce the round length of breast...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of eligible women were seen within the 36-month standard for breast cancer screenings (a) in England and (b) in each breast screening...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what cancer networks there are in England; and, for each, what their constituent primary care trusts are.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely number of cases of cancer in each of the next 10 years.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency in-patient admissions for cancer there were in each year since 1997-98; what proportion of these were emergency readmissions in each...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) elective and (b) emergency bed occupancy rates for cancer patients in the NHS as described in figure 13 of his Department's Cancer Reform...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the analysis referred to in paragraph 7.22 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy on projected cancer...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist diagnostic units, referred to in paragraph 7.14 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, there are; where they are situated; and if...

      Cancer Action Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the members are of his Department's Cancer Action Team.

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was for the statement in paragraph 1.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, that England has the highest national per...

      Cancer: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects cancer networks to agree local cancer mortality reduction targets for 2012, as described in paragraph 6.9 of his Department's Cancer...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the statement in paragraph 10.8 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, that there is significant variation in cancer...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Cancer Director intends to conduct an evaluation of usage of cancer drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he intends to issue national guidance to clinicians to assist them in discussing with their patients drugs which are not available on the NHS, as...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that primary care trusts should publish their individual criteria for determining which patients should access treatments...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how frequently the surveys of cancer symptom awareness, referred to in paragraph 3.47 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, will be conducted.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what national measures are used to assess cancer services through peer review, as stated in paragraph 1.26 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of patients received their first treatment for cancer within one month of diagnosis in the latest period for which figures are available,...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he intends to develop a kitemark for good cancer facilities, as described in paragraph 11.8 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which cancer networks three-year planning for implementing Improving Outcomes Guidance was found to be weak, as described in paragraph 9.29 of his...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to complete the design of the technical specifications for the NHS Cancer Patient Experience Survey Programme, as described in paragraph...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of multi-disciplinary cancer teams dealing with each type of cancer do not have clinical nurse specialist cover, as described in paragraph...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which cancer networks do not have information managers in post.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health where the pilots undertaken by the Cancer Services Collaborative referred to in paragraph 4.7 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy were undertaken;...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) missed diagnoses of cancer, (b) radiotherapy errors and (c) chemotherapy errors were reported to the National Patient Safety Agency in...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish a report on the outcomes of the National Cancer Peer Review Programme.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what additional cancer (a) treatment and (b) equipment has been made available to trusts in Redbridge and Waltham Forest since the appointment of his...

      Cancer: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of cancer patients who are not given any financial support information in the course of their treatment.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which countries he intends proton therapy for suitable cancers to be commissioned as described on page 61 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy;...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer clinical nurse specialists there were (a) of each cancer specification and (b) in each cancer network working in the NHS in (i) 1997,...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department's plans (a) to tackle the falling participation of women aged 25 to 35 years in cervical screening, (b) to extend breast cancer...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expected expenditure is on the NHS Cancer Screening Programme's press offices public relations strategy, referred to in paragraph 3.17 of his...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women participated in the cervical screening programme (a) in total and (b) in the 25 to 33 age group in each year since 1997.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions there were related to the use of cannabis in each hospital within Greater London in each year since 1997.

      Carers' Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future of the carer's allowance.

      College of Chiropractors: Royal Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to support the application by the college of Chiropractors to the Privy Council for a royal charter.

      Communication Skills: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health where the pilots on communication skills for effective face-to-face communication for children and young people, referred to in paragraph 5.14 of his...

      Communication Skills: Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been committed to the national programme for advanced communication skills training for senior healthcare professionals, as described in...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make representations to the Chief Executive Officer of the Eastern and Coastal Primary Care Trust to address the concerns raised in a letter to...

      Community Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many bids from primary care trusts within Greater London have been received for the funding for community hospitals announced by his Department...

      Community Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 23 October 2007, Official Report, column 262W, on community matrons, what assessment he has made of progress in meeting...

      Dental Services: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will initiate research on the number of Hampshire residents who have to travel (a) up to five miles, (b) between five and 10 miles and (c) over...

      Dentistry: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the numbers of orthodontists available to the acute health sector in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Dentistry: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists have been recruited to (a) part-time and (b) full-time NHS work in each primary care trust area in Hampshire in each of the last five...

      Dentistry: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists (a) partially and (b) entirely gave up NHS work in each primary care trust area in Hampshire in each of the last five years; and what...

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many air miles were travelled by Ministers in his Department in each year since 2000; and what estimate he has made of the total amount of...

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent by his Department on international flights in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 711W on the Departmental Board, on what date the NHS Management Board met to discuss...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many letters his Department received from hon. Members and Peers in each session of Parliament since 1997.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the site map for his Department's Delphi staff intranet.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the full-time equivalent headcount in his Department is; what the forecast full-time equivalent headcount for his Department is for (a) 2008-09 and...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women are employed by his Department, broken down by civil service grade.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of his Department's staff are employed within each salary band; what the title and role of each position within each salary...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 303W, on departmental pay, how many of those earning over £100,000 were employed...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 188W, on departmental bodies, if he will (a) place in the Library a copy of the...

      Departmental Public Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of new buildings approved by his Department were built to the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (a) very...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of redundancies in his Department in the 12 months preceding (a) 30 June 2004, (b) 30 June 2005 and (c) 30 June 2006.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last...

      Doctors: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 714W, on doctors: housing, which elements of the consultation between 1 October and...

      Doctors: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 714W, on doctors: housing, whether the Junior Doctors Committee supported the removal...

      Doctors: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of (a) doctors and (b) nurses employed by the NHS were (i) non-UK citizens and (ii) non-EU citizens in each year...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for residential rehabilitation treatment for drug addicts (a) nationally and (b) in Plymouth in the most recent period...

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people received free eye tests in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Family Practitioner Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what circumstances trusts may grant GPs the status of closed practice lists; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria are used by the Food Standards Agency when determining whether to issue a food alert; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what food alerts have been issued by the Food Standards Agency since April 2005; and what the date and reason for each was.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what monitoring of food and foodstuffs for the presence of Sudan 1 food colorant has been undertaken by (a) the Food Standards Agency and (b) other...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government have taken to assist general practitioners in detecting signs of serious illnesses at the earliest opportunity since 1997.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many samples from cargoes entering the United Kingdom from (a) outside the EU and (b) within the EU, were taken by (i) port health authorities...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) NHS trusts, (b) strategic health authorities and (c) departmental units each of the 14 providers appointed to the Framework for Procuring...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) powers and (b) role of local government overview and scrutiny committees in the reconfiguration of local health services are.

      Health Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the 10 primary care trusts with the highest concentration of serving and veteran service personnel within their area.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the £38,100,000 in claims made by the UK against other European Economic Area member states in respect of healthcare provided in the UK...

      Health Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written statement of 15 November 2007, Official Report, columns 78-81WS, on health service provision, how much was spent on the contract...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related emergency admissions to hospitals in Southend West constituency there were in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) age group...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on maintenance and improvement of the (a) supply systems and (b) quality of stoma and incontinence products for elderly...

      Lambert Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to visit the Lambert Hospital in Thirsk.

      Macular Degeneration: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects more rapid treatment to be available to those living in North Yorkshire for age-related macular degeneration; (2) what provision...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that the 34 million disposable respirators and 350 million surgical face masks he is purchasing are bought from companies...

      Medical Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government has spent on updating hospital equipment since 1997.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish all documents of (a) his Department and (b) Connecting for Health on the review into the possibility of NHS patient data being...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people he expects to have access to the entire content of the NHS Medical Records Database.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the provisions of section 10 of the Data Protection Act 1998 can be applied to the processing of data on any component of the national care...

      Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the £526,700,000 in claims made against the UK in respect of European Economic Area (EEA) claims for medical treatment was claimed by...

      Medical Treatments Abroad: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will extend the E106s of British citizens currently living abroad in France, so they will not have to obtain private medical insurance to access...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for Beaconsfield's letter of 30 July 2007 to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State responsible for Care...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support is available to employers to ensure patients with musculoskeletal disorders access early diagnosis and treatment to remain in work.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of primary care trusts' compliance with (a) his Department's and (b) the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what policies his Department has for making data collected by the NHS available to the pharmaceutical industry; what assessment he has made of the...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in reviewing the impact of the market forces factor on (a) the overall NHS funding formula and (b) overall budgets of NHS trusts.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what effect the recent renegotiation of the Connecting for Health contract with BT has had on the (a) capital and (b) revenue costs of the...

      NHS: KPMG

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the report prepared by KPMG and paid for by NHS London and the acute hospital trusts in outer South East London...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department received from HM Treasury in respect of (a) the planning and (b) the delivery of each project undertaken under the...

      NHS: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much revenue has been received since May 1997 from the sale of NHS property.

      NHS: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what account was taken of rurality in establishing the level of funding provided to each local authority to set up and run local involvement...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the recommendations of Lord Darzi's report; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which (a) organisations and (b) individuals his Department intends to consult on the possibility of introducing a new three-digit number for...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many items of post sent by his Department were reported missing by the intended recipient in each year since 1997.

      Psychiatry: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to promote understanding by general practitioners of the role of the therapeutic relationship in talking therapies.

      Psychiatry: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what standards of (a) self-development and (b) qualifications psychological therapists will be required to meet under the Improving Access to...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which areas of the country additional radiotherapy equipment will be needed as stated in paragraph 4.27 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.

      Screening: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been allocated to increase NHS provision of preventative screening in each of the next three financial years; and how much will be...

      Smoking: Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on adverse reactions to the anti-smoking prescription drug Champix.

      Tinnitus: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the NHS on research into tinnitus in 2007.

      Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) computerised tomography scanners, (b) magnetic resonance imaging scanners, (c) linear accelerators and (d) positron emission tomography...

      Tomography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) endoscopies, (b) non-obstetric ultrasound tests, (c) computerised tomography scans and (d) magnetic resonance imaging scans took place in...

      Urological Cancers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the progress made by cancer networks in implementing the Improving Outcomes Guidance for Urological Cancers; and if he will...

  • Home Department

    • Drugs Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will liaise with the Secretary of State for Health to develop a strategy to combat the misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs.

    • Drugs Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to combat drug misuse among young people.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of organisations which help women to exit prostitution.

      Biometric Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the timetable for the introduction of biometric visas for people travelling to the UK.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of when the UK will be in a position to ratify the Council of Europe convention against trafficking in human beings.

      Police Priorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the impact of targets on police priorities.

      Data Loss

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her latest estimate is of the number of accidental data loss in her Department in the last 12 months.

      Points-based Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on her plans to introduce a points-based system for migrant workers; and if she will make a statement.

      Neighbourhood Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of neighbourhood policing.

      Gun Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the steps taken by the Government to reduce gun crime since 1997.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of anti-social behaviour orders; and if she will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many women have been served with an anti-social behaviour order (ASBO) for prostitution-related activities; and how many women have been...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in each (a) police authority area and (b) criminal justice system area; how many of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what statistics her Department collates on alcohol-related crime in (a) England and (b) each local authority area.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the potential for adverse physical and psychological effects, other than those included in the Guidance Notes...

      Animal Housing: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance police provide to kennels on measures to be taken to protect kennels against the risk of attacks from the public and...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of asylum seekers who have exhausted all avenues of appeals in England in each year since 1997.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider a system of pre-paid cards for asylum seekers as an alternative to the existing vouchers.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum seekers and (b) dependants of asylum seekers have been given leave to remain in the UK in each year since 1997, broken...

      Asylum: Newcastle

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contractual commitments for units of accommodation the Border and Immigration Agency has with (a) Your Homes Newcastle and (b) other...

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Sudanese Embassy officials have conducted interviews in the UK with Sudanese asylum seekers whose appeal rights have not been...

      Burglary: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries were committed on school premises in 2006; and what proportion involved theft of IT equipment.

      Community Policing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community police support staff have been in post in Romford since 2003; and if she will make a statement.

      Control of Immigration Statistics 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will break down by sub-category the Other category in Table 5.6, Grant of Settlement by main category and geographic region of...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts her Department has with external consultants; what the total value, including all VAT and disbursements, of these contracts...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff employed by her Department during the last 12 months have not been entitled to work in the United Kingdom.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 951W, on deportation, how many of the 72,550 asylum applicants removed...

      Deportation: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what instructions have been given to immigration officers on the deportation of students who overstay their visas; what assessment she has...

      Driving Offences: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to use the photographs taken by surveillance cameras to (a) detect and (b) prosecute those seen committing an offence...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what percentage of decisions on applications for (a) extension of stay and (b) indefinite leave to remain were made within 13 weeks...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the letter of 17 December 2007 from the chief executive of the Border and Immigration Agency to the Home Affairs Committee, when...

      Entry Clearances: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the answer of 11 December 2007, Official Report, column 481W, on entry clearances: employment, how many non-EU citizens have...

      Entry Clearances: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi (a) interpreters and (b) other employees of the British armed forces have been granted admission to the UK.

      Frontiers: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether there are plans to establish border controls between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; (2) what contribution the...

      Frontiers: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the implications are of an e-borders system circumscribing Great Britain for travel between mainland Britain and Northern Ireland; and...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much revenue was received in fines from employers who knowingly gave a job to an illegal immigrant in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants have been found to be employed by her Department in 2007.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which compliance offences by sponsors of migrants her Department plans to seek (a) civil penalties and (b) prosecution.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of organisations that are likely to be B-rated when her Department begins to license...

      Immigration: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were detained for suspected immigration offences in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration: Hillingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to remove asylum seekers who have exhausted all appeals in the London Borough of Hillingdon.

      Immigration: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the caseworkers for the immigration legacy exercise were recruited and on what basis; and if she will make a statement.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what checks are carried out by her Department into the nationality and immigration status of job applicants before offers of employment are...

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what checks employers are expected to carry out on the nationality and immigration status of job applicants before offers of employment are...

      Migrants: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pass rate was of those taking the (a) English language test and (b) Life in the UK test with a view to obtaining UK citizenship in...

      Mr. Chanceless Takaruva

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the residency status is of Mr. Chanceless Takaruva and his family, residents of Skelmersdale, West Lancashire (Home Office ref: T1095080).

      National Asylum Support Service and the Border and Immigration Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) people and (b) units of accommodation were supported by the National Asylum Support Service and the Border and Immigration...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted under the Hunting Act 2004 in (a) 2005 and (b) 2006, broken down by police force area.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average cost of returning a non-UK prisoner to serve his or her sentence in their home country.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether records are kept or exist of the number of judicial recommendations for deportation of convicted criminals each year.

      Opium: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences have been issued for growing poppies for medical purposes; and in which counties growers are licensed.

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK passports issued in Belfast were reported as either lost or stolen in 2006.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) operational police officers per head of population there were in each police authority in England in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 26 February 2007, Official Report, columns 1056-60W and 1072-6W, on police, if she will provide figures for 2007.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces use mobile police stations; if she will take steps to require such forces to provide more (a) officers on the beat and...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of police posts which have been civilianised in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England since the...

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations closed in (a) Suffolk and (b) the east of England in each year since 1997.

      Police: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will rank police forces in order of expenditure per thousand population in each police force area.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances and on whose authority police officers may use hollow-point dum-dum bullets; what assessment she has made of whether...

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been in post in the London Borough of Havering since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what percentage of (i) police stations and (ii) police forces had livescan units, in each year since 1997.

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the (a) reliability and (b) effectiveness of headcam technology in tackling crime; if she will make...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions since 2 May 1997 her Department has issued a correction to police numbers statistics.

      Police: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police authorities have been provided with private finance initiative (PFI) credits for new buildings and major...

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pedestrians have been hit by police vehicles in each of the last five years; how many of these incidents have been investigated by...

      Police: Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to support volunteers who work for the police, with special reference to staffing police stations.

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many seasonal agricultural workers scheme permit-holders are believed to have defaulted and failed to return at the end of the permit...

      Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will ensure that the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Scheme continues to recognise the distinction between migrants entering the UK and...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer question 162141, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 6 November, on non-EU citizens.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer question 162345, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 6 November, on the Worker Registration Scheme.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer question 162352, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 6 November, on highly skilled workers.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer question 162672, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 6 November, on highly skilled migrants.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what funding his Department has allocated to support food aid programmes in developing African countries in the last five years....

    • African Caribbean and Pacific Countries: EC External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when his Department's website will be updated in relation to the conclusion of economic partnership agreements by the 31 December 2007...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire's letter, dated 22 November 2007, on the Kenyan government.

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Spending Review 2004 targets; on what date each was initiated;...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recycling schemes are in operation in each building operated by his Department.

      Developing Countries: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when his Department will respond to Lord Crisp's Report of February 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of his Department's budget was spent on budget support for developing countries through (a) bilateral, (b)...

      Disasters Emergency Committee: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will hold discussions with the Disasters Emergency Committee on widening its membership to include representatives of those...

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the timescale is for upgrading interim Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs) to full EPAs.

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of the countries which have signed an interim economic partnership agreement have expressed an interest in including the...

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what safeguard clauses exist to protect African, Caribbean and Pacific producers from import surges in those countries who have...

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what monitoring and review mechanisms exist as part of the economic partnership agreements to enable countries to make their own...

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what measures his Department has put in place to assess the effect on those countries which did not conclude an economic...

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the EU will ensure that agricultural exports are duty and tariff free in accordance with the terms of the interim economic...

      Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the expected gains are for the African, Caribbean and Pacific countries from the duty and quota free offer from the EU following...

      English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on English language classes for staff in the last year for which figures are available.

      HIV Infection: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to support national governments to encourage the provision of co-trimoxazole to all HIV-exposed children (a)...

      HIV Infection: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to earmark at least 10 per cent. of his Department's HIV and AIDS funding for children affected by HIV in...

      Kenya: Financial Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to support microfinance institutions during the political disturbances in Kenya.

      Kenya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what changes the Government plan to make to the DFID-Kenya country programme following recent events in that country; and if he will...

      Mott MacDonald

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what UK aid projects Mott MacDonald have participated in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Strategic Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What contribution they are making to the three service reviews of the situation in Afghanistan being undertaken by the United States and NATO; and by when they...

    • Armed Forces: Germany

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many members of HM Armed Forces are currently based in Germany; how many civil personnel are also based there; and what legal and military duties the British...

      Armed Forces: Germany

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the British military personnel will cease duties in Germany and leave the country; and whether the decision to relocate the British troops from Germany is one...

      Armed Forces: Germany

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the current annual costs in relation to the presence of British troops and support services in Germany.

      Armed Forces: Gulf War Veterans

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 27 November (WA 108), whether the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency's decisions in the case of...

      Armed Forces: Gulf War Veterans

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How blood samples from Gulf War veterans are being banked so that, as new assay methods emerge for organic compounds, the samples can be tested; and whether...

      Armed Forces: Personnel Overseas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many military service personnel are currently serving overseas, broken down by country; and, for each country, how many of them serve in each of the three...

      Aviation: Air Contamination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which of the tricresyl phosphate (TCP) isomers they consider is the most and second most toxic isomer of TCP.

      Aviation: Air Contamination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider mono-ortho-cresyl-phosphate (MOCP) more or less toxic than triorthocresyl phosphate (TOCP); and when this toxicity was first accepted.

      Belarus: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking with the Government of Belarus regarding the freedom of assembly and expression of the views of Belarusian citizens.

      European Parliament: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to amend legislation to allow vacancies from Northern Ireland to the European Parliament to be filled by a list system similar to that in the...

      Fluoridation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Warner on 9 October 2006 (WA 38), whether the guidance given to strategic health authorities on monitoring the health of...

      Fluoridation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the potentially misleading account of the scientific evidence on water fluoridation described by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics in...

      Gershon Review: DIUS

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the case of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, how many (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory redundancies have been taken to date as a result...

      Gershon Review: DoH

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the case of the Department of Health, how many (a) voluntary and (b) compulsory redundancies have been taken to date as a result of the Gershon review; what is...

      Prisoners: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prisoners in Northern Ireland were allowed out of prison for Christmas in 2007; and how many have returned to prison.

      Railways: Eurostar North Pole Depot

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 14 December 2007 (WA 87), whether BRB (Residuary) Limited will follow agreed processes in consulting...

      Roads: A1

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for a dual carriageway for the A1 in Northumberland, in particular for the main road between Newcastle-on-Tyne and Edinburgh.

      Special Advisers: Northern Ireland Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many special ministerial advisers are in the Northern Ireland Office; and what is the total budgeted cost per annum of these advisers including salary, travel...

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