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Written answers

Thursday, 7 February 2008

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Review of Voting Systems

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission plans to consider the findings of the Review of Voting...

    • Local Authorities: Reorganisation

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Boundary Committee takes account of (a) the views of local residents and (b)...

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the use of project bank accounts for 2012 Olympics construction projects.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many contracts have been let to companies in North West England for works associated with the construction of the Olympic park; what the value is of each...

      Olympic Games 2012: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many times she has sought approval from the Treasury for expenditure relating to the 2012 Olympics; and what the reason for that expenditure was in each case.

      Olympic Games 2012: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many staff work in the Government Olympic Executive; and what plans she has for the Executive's future staffing levels.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Licensing: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many licensees in Northern Ireland were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of selling alcohol to underage drinkers in each of the last five...

  • Women and Equality

    • Women Members

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what progress has been made in increasing the number of women in the House of Commons.

    • Government Equalities Office

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, what the budget of the Government Equalities Office will be in each of the next two financial years.

      Equality Strategy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) when she expects to publish the equality strategy; (2) when she expects to publish the responses her Department received to its consultation on...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members Estimate Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent considerations the Members Estimate Committee has given to the pay scales of hon. Members' staff and their uprating.

    • Topical Debates

      To ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of topical debates.

      Legislative Timetabling

      To ask the Leader of the House what assessment she has made of the effect of timetabling of debates on constitutional issues on the scrutiny of such matters.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will list the special advisers employed in his Department and its predecessor since 6 May 1997; and what the (a) start and (b) end date of...

    • Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many engagements he and his predecessor undertook in each month since January 2007.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Theft

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will estimate the value of losses resulting from theft from parish churches in each of the last three years.

    • Investment Policy: Africa

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what discussions the Church Commissioners have had on their investment policy towards Africa.

      Parsonage Houses

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will make a statement on the transfer of the ownership of parsonage houses to diocesan boards of finance.

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Comptroller and Auditor General

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission what assessment the Public Accounts Commission has made of the arrangements for declaring and publishing the details of corporate hospitality...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will conduct a feasibility study into the effect of likely changes to staffing levels within the Portable Antiquities Scheme in...

    • Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the number of posts in the Portable Antiquities Scheme if funding for 2008-09 is...

      Casinos: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many casinos were open and operating under licences granted through the Gaming Act 1968, in each year since 1996-97.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department's agencies spent on (a) Christmas cards and (b) postage of Christmas cards in each year since 1997.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government has taken to reduce levels of gambling addiction since 1997.

      Horse Racing: Betting Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many written representations on the horserace betting levy he has received from hon. and right hon. Members in the last 12 months.

      Northcott Theatre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions (a) he, (b) his Department and (c) his predecessor have had with the Minister for the South West on funding for the...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to bring forward proposals to develop the legacy for mass participation in sport which is expected to result from the...

      Performing Arts: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government plans to take to support those performing live music.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what records his Department and its agencies holds of the size of the book stock of municipal libraries.

      Secondary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1906W, on secondary education: sports, what sports and activities...

      Sports: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to improve opportunities for adults and children with a learning disability to (a) participate in sport and (b)...

      Water Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on the sport of canoeing in the last five years.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department allocated to (a) Luton, (b) Caddington parish, (c) Slip End parish and (d) East Hyde parish...

    • Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much she (a) has given in the last three financial years and (b) plans to give in the next three financial years to...

      Council Housing: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes there have been to the eligibility requirements for local authority social housing since May 1997.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many non-geographic telephone numbers are in use by her Department and its agencies; and what revenue their use generated in...

      Empty Property: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on empty houses by market renewal programmes in 2007.

      Empty Property: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether empty dwellings management orders can be made in respect of properties the owner of which is serving a custodial...

      Energy: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what estimate her Department has made of the average consumption of (a) mains gas and (b) electricity from the national grid...

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Government have to review Green Belt protection.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to set a date for the implementation of home information packs on one and two bedroom properties; whether...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the House of Lords Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee's Fifth Report of 11 December 2007 on the Home...

      Home Information Packs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on home information packs from the public purse to date, broken down by main budget heading; and what is...

      Home Information Packs: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what interim information her Department has received from Ipsos-MORI on the home information pack trials.

      Housing Market: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the market renewal programme has spent in total on each unit constructed for the period for which figures have most...

      Housing Market: Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she plans to issue to stakeholders on the account to be taken of market renewal programmes in developing regional...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local planning authorities are (a) expected and (b) obliged to levy affordable housing contributions on all...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 142W, on housing: standards, what regional house building...

      Local Government: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many citizens were registered to vote in local elections in England at the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Planning Permission: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of planning permissions in Halifax constituency that went to appeal were overturned in the last five years.

      Planning Permission: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward proposals to place a duty on planning authorities to take into account community involvement when...

      Planning Permission: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of renewable energy projects dealt with by local planning authorities (a) were turned down and (b) had...

      Quarrying: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals against planning decisions to allow gravel extraction have been made in the last 10 years; and how many of...

      Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many representations she has received on permissions (a) granted to and (b) withheld from mosques by local authorities to...

      Representing the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department will publish its response to the report of the Councillors Commission on representing the future; and if she...

      RLW: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations her Department has received from representatives of RLW in relation to the proposed development in...

      Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value was of each grant provided by her Department, its associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies to (a)...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to give equal recognition in planning policy to the renewable wood sector and wood processing...

      Thames Gateway: Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) receptions, (b) dinners and (c) conferences and seminars that included receptions or meals, have been attended by...

      Thames Gateway: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what process will be used to select the (a) interim chief executive and (b) permanent chief executive of the Thames Gateway...

      Thames Gateway: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how she plans to fill the post of Chief Executive of the Thames Gateway; what the time scale is for filling the post; what...

      Thames Gateway: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the reasons for the resignation of the Chief Executive of the Thames Gateway.

      Urban Areas: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who the sponsors are of the housing growth and eco-towns regional seminars arranged by her Department and the Town and Country...

      Wetlands: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued to local planning authorities on the protection of wetland sites of international importance...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to question 162608, on the Chief Executive of Thames Gateway tabled by the hon. Member for Thurrock on 6...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many single farm payment cheques were issued by the Rural Payments Agency for less than (a) £60, (b) £40,...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid to (a) farmers and (b) landowners on Common Agricultural Policy support payments in (i) Nottinghamshire...

      Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the discrepancies between levels of avian influenza recorded in the British Isles and those...

      Avian Influenza: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) wild and (b) farm birds were tested for the H5N1 virus in each of the last five years.

      Beef: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on the import of beef and beef products from Brazil; and if he will make a statement.

      Bluetongue Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to improve surveillance against bluetongue disease.

      Carbon Emissions: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the expected reduction in carbon emissions resulting from the 2008 to 2011 Carbon Emissions Reduction Target is; how...

      Cetaceans: Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the total number was of cetacean bycatches of each type and species in UK waters, broken down by International...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking in concert with the UK's partners in the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to ensure that the...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of Freedom of Information requests received by his Department have given rise to responses that have been...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 January 2008, Official Report, column 1390W, on departmental marketing, whether the plastic...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 January 2008, Official Report, column 2123W, on departmental marketing, what the size is of...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

      Disease Control: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on eradicating bovine tuberculosis in (a) cattle and (b) wildlife.

      Disease Control: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the change in the number of cattle which will be slaughtered as reactors to bovine...

      Disease Control: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of expenditure on measures to counter bovine tuberculosis in the period of the 2008-11...

      Disease Control: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have been slaughtered as tuberculosis reactors (a) solely as a result of the gamma interferon test, (b)...

      Disease Control: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the reliability of the (a) gamma interferon test and (b) tuberculin skin test for detecting...

      Disease Control: Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the efficacy of polymerase chain technology for testing (a) live and (b) dead cattle for...

      Energy: Computer Hardware

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate the market transformation programme has made of the energy demands of computer data centres in (a) 2007-08 and...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount spent in England on domestic energy saving products of each type in each of the last...

      Energy: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has carried out into the environmental effects of the new consumer energy display units and the...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much has been allocated for flood prevention schemes for (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10; (2) by what...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the level of public support for country of origin food...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs why the installation of central heating in the property of Mrs. Betty Mays, of West Stockwith under the Warm Front scheme has...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) households and (b) rural households in England received Warm Front grants in each year since the introduction...

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what files are held by his Department on (a) the Horses, Ponies and Donkeys Bill of Session 1987-88, (b) the Horses, Ponies...

      Horses: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will raise in the EU Council of Ministers the distance which live horses are being transported across Europe to slaughter.

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will make a decision on the proposed Rural Housing Challenge Fund; what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1935W, on influenza, what elements of the food industry...

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to review the ban on on-farm burial.

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what mechanisms his Department has in place to monitor the effectiveness of the ban on on-farm burial in reducing the...

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the cost to the livestock industry of removal of fallen stock and the effects of those...

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of livestock producers were members of the National Fallen Stock Scheme in each of the last...

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the independent review of the National Fallen...

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the National Fallen Stock Scheme.

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the National Fallen Stock Scheme on the level of stock collection...

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average stock collection price was for (a) each type of animal and (b) in each region in each of the last three years.

      National Fallen Stock Collection and Disposal Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department proposes to make available for the National Fallen Stock Scheme in each of the next three years;...

      Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what purpose his Department records the political opinions of (a) staff and (b) the public.

      Poultry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many chickens were reared for meat in England in the last five years; and what percentage of those were reared free range...

      Warm Front Scheme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have received grants from the WarmFront scheme in each London borough since its introduction.

      Wind Power: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are planned to enable marine stakeholders to be consulted in licensing decisions for offshore wind farms...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average level of domestic carbon emissions produced by (a) all houses, (b) an average-sized house built to minimum...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of those required to make payments by the Child Support Agency did not fulfil their obligations in the latest period for which...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many active Child Support Agency cases have been outstanding for more than three months.

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by his Department.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) male and (b) female members of staff in his Department were issued with personal digital assistants in each year since 2001; and...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many political appointments were made by his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of raising the age limit for claiming disability living allowance in line with the increase in state...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of disabled children eligible to claim the (a) lower, (b) medium and (c) higher rate of the...

      Disability Living Allowance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled children under (a) 16 and (b) 18 years old in full-time education claimed the (i) lower, (ii) medium and (iii) higher rate...

      Employment Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of participation in the employment retention and advancement pilot by Leyton and Wanstead residents; how many...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) died and (b) reached state retirement age while in receipt of incapacity benefit in each of the last three years.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the obligations on employers under (a) the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and (b) other health and safety...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance he gives to operators of sports stadiums on the volume of recorded music and public announcements; and if he will make a statement.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) enforcement notices have been served and (b) prosecutions have been initiated by health and safety inspectors under health and...

      Local Employment Partnerships: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the target is for the number of local employers to be involved in the local employment partnership in the (a) Banbury and (b)...

      Motability Vehicle Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department is taking steps to extend eligibility for the Motability vehicle scheme to those people in need of mobility assistance...

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rate of national insurance contributions was for (a) employers and (b) employees in each of the last 30 years.

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to promote greater awareness among domestic landlords and their tenants of their duties and rights under gas safety...

      New Deal Schemes: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people found work in Enfield North through the New Deal in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in Milton Keynes received pension credit in each year since its inception.

      Pensioners: Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate was of council tax benefit for pensioners in each year since 1997-98 for which figures are available.

      Pensioners: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that recent increases in energy prices do not increase levels of poverty among pensioners.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of pensioners living in poverty in the London Borough of Bexley.

      Performance Appraisals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1381W, on performance appraisals, in what format information is...

      Poverty: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are being taken to combat poverty among young people in otherwise wealthy rural areas.

      Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the minimum income guarantee is for young people aged 16 to 18 living independently; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what meetings he has had with trades union officials since 1 July 2007; on what dates; and with which trades unions.

      Workstep: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition he uses for sustained progression payment in relation to Workstep contractors.

  • Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many alcohol-related deaths there were in (a) the borough of Spelthorne and (b) the Administrative County of Surrey area in each of the last five years.

    • British Airports Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what meetings he and his predecessor attended with the British Airports Authority in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; (2) what meetings he and his...

      Children: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children aged between five and 15 years died in each coroner's district in each of the last five years.

      Crown Lands and Estates: Wind Power

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 289W, on Crown lands and estates: wind power, what proportion of the income derived by...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of his Department's expenditure was on advertising in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many posters or displays there are in the offices of his Department and its agencies displaying the names and photographs of Ministers; and what the...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 615W, on departmental training, what training is undertaken by the Performance and...

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department paid to recruitment agencies in relation to departmental appointments in each year since 1997.

      Employment: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the employment rate of (a) men and (b) women in each London borough was in (i) 2001 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Excise Duties: Diesel Fuel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will freeze the level of duty on diesel; and if he will make a statement.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who have made an incorrect income tax payment in each year since 1997.

      Intimidation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases of bullying have been reported in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last 12 months.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many working age lone parents his Department estimates live in each region in the UK, broken down by sex.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) median employment income and (b) value of each (i) decile boundary and (ii) quartile boundary in employment income was in the most recent...

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what date contract terms were agreed with consultants for work in relation to the Poynter Review; (2) pursuant to the answer of 23 January 2008,...

      Revenue and Customs: Postal Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1962W, on Revenue and Customs: postal services, what proportion of non-recorded post was...

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints of ( a) sexual harassment and (b) sexual discrimination have been made by staff in (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in the most...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer amongst what (a) age ranges and (b) social classes the incidence rates for malignant melanoma increased most rapidly in the latest period for which...

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the incidence rate was for malignant melanoma in the latest period for which figures are available; and what assessment he has made of trends in such...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the major brands of smuggled hand-rolled tobacco seized were in each of the last five years for which data is available; (2) what proportion, by...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be affected in each parliamentary constituency by the proposed amendments to income shifting...

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times he, his Ministers or his officials have met representatives of (a) Friends of the Earth, ( b) Greenpeace, (c) the World Wildlife Fund, (d)...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer after what period of time HM Revenue and Customs sends reminders to companies informing them of their obligation to send belated payments of tax.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms are in place to prevent the resending of tax late payment reminders to companies who have paid.

      Taxation: Self-Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people did not return their tax returns on 31 January 2007; and how much was (a) imposed and (b) received in resultant fines.

      Taxation: Self-Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects that the technical problem on the HM Revenue and Customs computer system, preventing conclusion of the 2004-05 tax credits claim of Mr....

      Taxation: Self-Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people did not submit a tax return before the 31 January deadline when required to in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Wirral

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the working-age population in Wirral borough were unemployed in the last period for which figures are available.

      Wines: Imports

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer what restrictions there are on the importation of low alcohol wine from EU Member States; and what plans he has to review such arrangements.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether it is the Government's policy to publish geographic telephone numbers of Government Departments and agencies that use non-geographic...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Charter of Fundamental Rights

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment the Law Officers' Departments have made of the enforceability of the charter of fundamental rights in the UK under the terms of the Treaty of Lisbon.

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what discussions the Crown Prosecution Service has had on possible prosecutions for loss of data by the Government in the last six months.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what policy the Crown Prosecution Service has on seeking community sentences.

      Cannabis Factories

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) children and (b) adults found in cannabis factories were prosecuted for drug-related offences in each of the last three years.

      Rape

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Government are taking to improve investigations and prosecutions of cases involving rape.

  • Scotland

    • Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was paid by his Department to Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries in each financial year since 2000; which contracts were awarded by his...

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil service jobs based in the Dundee Westminster parliamentary constituencies related to functions of government reserved under Schedule 5 of...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many electors there are in each Westminster parliamentary constituency in Scotland based upon the new register of electors as at December 2007.

      Fair Trade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his Department's policy is on the use of fair trade goods (a) in staff catering facilities and (b) at official departmental functions and...

      Scotland Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what functions in his Department are carried out in Scotland; and what the administration costs of these functions were in the last year for which...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many and what percentage of questions tabled to his Department in the last Session were unanswered at Prorogation;...

    • Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) students and (ii) mature students enrolled on higher education courses...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when he will answer question 175643 tabled by the hon. Member for Angus on 17 December 2007 on student loans.

  • International Development

    • Colombia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent support his Department has offered to the government of Colombia in combating the smuggling of illegal drugs across the...

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) mobile telephones, (b) personal digital assistants and (c) laptop computers issued to departmental staff were reported...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many of his Department's personal digital assistants were (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on travel (a) within and (b) outside the UK for officials in each of the last 10 years; and what...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many overseas visits by officials in his Department took place in each of the last 10 years; which countries were visited; and how...

      Developing Countries: Disaster Relief

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid was provided to assist developing countries in the wake of natural emergencies and disasters in each of the last three years.

      Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many cases of bullying have been reported in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last 12 months.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 21 December 2007, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Pacific Islands: EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries in the Pacific have received UK aid via the EU in each of the last five years; and how much each country received.

      Rwanda: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government has taken to assist the Rwandan government in achieving economic development.

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many complaints of (a) sexual harassment and (b) sexual discrimination have been made by staff in (i) his Department and (ii) its...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of (a) the co-ordination of agencies engaged in protection activities in Darfur and (b) the effectiveness...

      Yemen: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK development funding was given to Yemen in 2007; on what dates funding was provided; what plans there are to fund...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Welfare: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will introduce a dedicated scheme to compensate victims of crimes committed by animal rights extremists.

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to publish a qualitative assessment of the effectiveness of antisocial behaviour interventions.

      Arrests: Anabolic Steroids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) cautioned, arrested and convicted of supplying anabolic steroids in England and Wales in 2006.

      Circumcision: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to the police on charging those suspected of carrying out female circumcision.

      Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantities of class A drugs were seized by (a) the Concerted Inter-Agency Drug Action group in 2005-06 and (b) the Serious and...

      Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of levels of e-crime.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, columns 83-84W, on genetics: databases, how many of the 22,700 people who...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested and (b) convicted for offences relating to human trafficking in (i) Leicester and (ii) the East...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the letter from the Minister for Immigration to the hon. Member for Thurrock dated 4 February 2008, why the presenting...

      Passports: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider revoking the passports in certain circumstances of convicted paedophiles on the Sex Offenders Register who wish to leave...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, columns 212-16W, on proceeds of crime, what proportion of confiscation orders...

      Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a decision to be reached on the application of Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi to enter the UK.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding allocation he proposes to make to the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in (a) 2007-08, (b)...

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of the proportion of child sexual abuse committed by family members or carers of the victim; and if he...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of child care and early years workers who have qualifications of a standard...

      Health Education: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to issue guidance to schools on raising awareness among pupils of the risks associated with alcohol.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government plan to take to identify families with an increased risk of obesity.

      Teenage Pregnancy: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the rate of teenage pregnancy in Bexley was (a) in 1997 and (b) in each of the last two years.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he will reply to the question 171461, on the number of mainstream secondary schools that have not entered students for a GCSE...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Overseas Territories: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding has been provided by the European Commission to support biodiversity conservation projects in UK overseas...

    • Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was paid by his Department to Capita Group plc and its subsidiaries (a) in 2000-01 and (b) since 2005-06; which...

      Colombia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent support his Department has offered to the government of Colombia in combating the smuggling of illegal drugs across...

      Committee of Permanent Representatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 10 January 2008, Official Report, column 791W, on the Committee of Permanent Representatives, how...

      Darfur: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) diplomatic and (b) financial support the Government has given to the co-ordination of protection activities in Darfur...

      Darfur: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has made to the government of Sudan on the implementation of its commitments under...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Civil Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to seek to ensure a free and fair trial for Pastor Fernando Kutino in Democratic Republic...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Civil Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government plans to make to the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo on its treatment of members...

      Departmental Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to increase the number of Pashtun speakers employed by his Department.

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 23 January 2008, Official Report, columns 52-3WS, on the new strategic...

      Dubai: Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the government of Dubai to establish improved anti-money laundering capabilities to prevent...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the GNI own resources column in the summary of financing of the general budget by type...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the level of co-operation between the UK and the EU on defence matters under the Treaty of Lisbon if ratified.

      EU Energy Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European Union counterparts on the merits of a common European energy policy; and if...

      EU High Representative (CFSP): Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the powers and responsibilities of the proposed EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will be over...

      EU Reform: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations on the Treaty of Lisbon he has received from (a) Action Aid, (b) the NSPCC, (c) One World Action and...

      Gough Island: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans the Government have to support biodiversity conservation on Gough Island over the next five years.

      Kenya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Kenyan Government on the situation of the Kikuyu population of the Kalenjin region.

      Serbia: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to meet the newly elected President of Serbia.

      Simon Mann

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Government of Equatorial Guinea on improving prison conditions for Simon Mann.

      Simon Mann

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he proposes to take to ensure that Simon Mann does not face the death penalty in Equatorial Guinea; and if he will...

      Sudan: Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the outcome of the mini-summit in Libya on 27 January 2008 on relations between Sudan and Chad.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek the agreement of the Government's international partners to convene an international conference on the...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has made to the Government of Sudan on the implementation of its commitments under...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the ratio of men to women within the police component of UNAMID for the...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Sudan against the formal appointment of Musa Hilal as an adviser to their...

      Darfur: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UNMIS in co-ordinating civilian protection in Darfur; and if he will make a...

  • Transport

    • Air Routes: Felixstowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will bring forward proposals to reduce the number of planes flying over Felixstowe.

    • Air Routes: Felixstowe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what maximum number of planes per day is permitted to use the flight corridors over the Felixstowe, Walton, Trimley, Kirton area and the Suffolk...

      Air Routes: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account is taken of the effect on communities living under flight paths when taking decisions on the number of planes flying on those routes.

      Air Routes: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under the flight path arrangements for which her Department is responsible, what the estimated maximum number of aeroplanes is that may fly safely over...

      Airedale and Wharfedale Lines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2007, Official Report, column 151-2, on Airedale and Wharfedale lines, when she expects Network Rail to set out...

      Airports: Baggage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if she will publish the guidance issued to airports on the collection and disposal of goods taken from the hand luggage of passengers by airport...

      Aviation: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mental health checks are required for commercial airline pilots of airlines based in the UK.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the use of air marshals on flights operating out of Heathrow and Gatwick and flying to the United States.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many meetings were held between her Department's officials and representatives of bus operating companies on the Local Transport Bill between...

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place to penalise bus operators who consistently fail to deliver a clean and punctual service; what assessment she has made of the...

      Cars: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make it her policy that the maximum limit in 2020 for car emissions should be 100 grams of carbon dioxide per kilometre.

      Concessionary Bus Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Taunton of 28 January, Official Report, column 42W, on concessionary bus travel, how much local...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many freedom of information requests her Department received in each year since 2005; and how many of those requests have been refused.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many external contracts her Department held with public relations companies in each of the last 10 years; and what the total cost of those...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on travel (a) within and (b) outside the UK for officials in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of her...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many overseas visits by officials in her Department took place in each of the last 10 years; which countries were visited; and how much was spent...

      Fair Trade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department's policy is on the use of fair trade goods (a) in staff catering facilities and (b) at official departmental functions and...

      Ferries: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will review the qualifying service time of 120 days minimum for candidates working on ferries in Category C waters as set out in the new...

      Heathrow Airport: Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will list the 16 undesignated sites of archaeological importance identified as at risk of substantial disturbance referred to in Annex B,...

      Heathrow Airport: Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to answer question 179435 tabled by the hon. Member for Putney on 11 January 2008 for named day answer on 16 January 2008, on...

      Heathrow Airport: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to answer question 179436 tabled by the hon. Member for Putney on 11 January 2008 for named day answer on 16 January 2008, on sites of...

      Lorries: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving heavy goods vehicles were reported to the police in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and of...

      Lorries: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have been (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of an accident involving a foreign heavy goods vehicle in each of the last five...

      Lorries: Foreign Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of heavy goods vehicles on roads in England which were registered abroad in each of the last three years; and...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to complete its review of oral examinations in the Standards of Training, Certification and...

      National Security Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role her Department has played in drafting the National Security Strategy; and if she will make a statement.

      Railway Stations: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of levels of compliance with disability access requirements of railway stations in Worcestershire; and when such stations...

      Railways: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what subsidy from the public purse was received for each rail franchise since 1997.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 28th January 2008, Official Report, column 48W, on roads: accidents, what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the level of (a) traffic, (b) carbon dioxide emissions and (c) accidents were on the equivalent stretches of road (i) in the 12 months before...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 30 January 2008, Official Report, columns 18-20WS, on rolling stock, what the timetable is for (a)...

      Sea Rescue: Iceland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will hold discussions with her counterpart in Iceland to improve bi-lateral coastguard co-operation.

      Tolls: Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what (a) sign designs and (b) broad principles of sign location for the Central London congestion charging scheme have been agreed between her...

      Trains: Taunton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train carriages were used by each train operating company for trains stopping at Taunton in (a) 2007, (b) 2006 and (c) 1997.

  • Justice

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's most recent guidance on bail.

    • Circumcisions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average sentence was handed down for a person found to have been carrying out female circumcision in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of his Department's expenditure was on advertising in each year since establishment.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what departmental assets are planned to be sold in each financial year from 2007-08 to 2010-11; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to reduce his Department's carbon dioxide emissions in 2008-09.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion date, (c) current expected completion date, (d) planned cost and (e) current estimated cost...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female members of staff in his Department were issued with personal digital assistants in each year since 2001; and if he...

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what land surplus to his Department's requirements it is (a) selling, (b) leasing and (c) intending to (i) sell and (ii) lease; and what the size and...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's policy is on recycling.

      Domestic Violence: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of those convicted of domestic violence offences were (a) fined and (b) given custodial sentences in each police authority...

      E-Conveyancing Pilot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for the (a) implementation and (b) review of the e-conveyancing pilot.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of registered electors in each parliamentary constituency in England and Wales opted to be excluded from the edited electoral roll in...

      Fair Trade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's policy is on the use of fair trade goods (a) in staff catering facilities and (b) at official departmental functions and...

      Fatal Accident Injury System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 13 December 2007, Official Report, column 906W, on Fatal Accident Injury System, (1) what estimate he has made of the number...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 18 December 2007, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Paul Lang.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to answer the letter to him dated 17 December 2007, from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Gerard Meredith.

      Ministry of Justice: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 29 January 2008, on the Ministry of Justice (Reorganisation), what steps he has taken to translate the...

      Offender Management Service: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consultations he has had with trades union representatives on the restructuring process of the Offender Management Service in Wales.

      Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average daily number of persons accommodated under the bail accommodation and supervision scheme was in the latest period for which...

      Post-Mortems: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to reform the Coroners Act 1988 and the restrictions regarding moving infants' and children's bodies for post mortem...

      PricewaterhouseCoopers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has awarded any contracts to PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2000.

      Prison and Probation Service: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for each element in the change programme for the new structure for prison and probation services in Wales.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders who come from Wales and are (a) in prison and (b) the subject of community penalties are subject to the end to end offender...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people of (a) Jamaican, (b) Nigerian, (c) Vietnamese and (d) Chinese nationality were released from prison in England in each of the last...

      Prisoners: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 305W, on prisoners: taxis, how much the Prison Service has spent on taxis in each of...

      Carter Review Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who the members of the Carter review team are; what qualifications each holds; and what employment experience each has had.

      Prisons: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2008, Official Report, column 725W, what assessment he has made of the reasons why the cost per prisoner per annum...

      Regional Offender Manager: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the responsibilities of the Regional Offender Manager is in Wales; and what the responsibilities of the directors of offender management are...

      Regional Offender Manager: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has made to facilitate the merger of the offices of the Regional Offender Manager and the Prison Service Area Manager's office in Wales;...

      Regional Offender Manager: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff are currently employed in (a) the Regional Offender Manager's office and (b) the Prison Service Area Manager's office in Wales; and what...

      Young Offenders: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the records kept on injuries in young offender institutions include information on (a) the nature of the injury sustained, (b) whether oxygen...

      Young Offenders: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the recording of injuries sustained in young offender institutions and secure training centres include recording whether they were caused (a) by...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average cost was of all imported coal in (a) 1982, (b) 1992 and (c) 2007.

    • Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average cost was of (a) a barrel and (b) a tonne of coal equivalent of North Sea oil in (i) 1982, (ii) 1992...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average cost was of (a) a barrel and (b) a tonne of coal equivalent of imported oil in (i) 1982, (ii) 1992...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average cost was of a tonne of coal equivalent of North Sea oil in (a) 1982, (b) 1992 and (c) 2007.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average cost was of a tonne of coal equivalent of imported gas in (a) 1982, (b) 1992 and (c) 2007.

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Kingsnorth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received on the proposed new coal power station at Kingsnorth.

      Coal: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the average cost of imported coal per tonne for use in power stations and coking plants...

      Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much has been spent by his Department (a) in total and (b) on staff costs on promoting equality and diversity in...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) press and (b) communications officers his Department employed in each year since establishment.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department paid in bonuses to press and communication officers in each of the last 10 years; and what the...

      Departmental Whistleblowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been reported to his Department by departmental staff...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many 0845 or similar cost telephone numbers are used by (a) his Department and (b) related departmental bodies...

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many vehicles were (a) owned and (b) purchased by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last 10 years.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to reduce energy costs for (a) vulnerable people and (b) people on low incomes...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with energy suppliers on energy prices.

      Engineering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people were employed in the engineering sector in 2007.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to implement the European Union directive on the sale of pyrotechnic articles; and if he will make a...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of recent trends in (a) gas and (b) electricity prices on the number of people affected...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people were classified as living in fuel poverty in each of the last three years, broken down by region.

      Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what correspondence he has had with the EU Commission on GSM gateway matters since 2003; (2) what...

      National Secretariat of the Regional Development Agencies for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff are employed by the National Secretariat of the Regional Development Agencies for England; what its...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he has taken to establish accurate estimates of the costs associated with decommissioning nuclear...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his policy is on how the Post Office should acknowledge or respond to letters on proposed post office closures.

      Post Offices: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what obligations arising from (a) the UK's membership of the European Union and ( b) the UK's participation in single...

      Post Offices: Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions in the last six months Postwatch met Post Office Ltd to discuss proposed post office closures in...

      Postwatch: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much Postwatch received from public funds in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

      Regional Development Agencies: Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many branded plastic bags each regional development agency purchased in the last 24 months; and at what cost.

      Trades Union Congress: Political Levy

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

      Trades Union Congress: Political Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the Trades Union Congress is classed as a trade union for the purposes of political fund and political levy rules.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bassetlaw of 15 January 2008, Official Report, column 1145W, on alcoholic drinks: misuse, when the...

    • Barnet Primary Care Trust: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time was for an (i) outpatient appointment and (ii) operation for patients in the Barnet Primary Care Trust...

      Broomfield Hospital: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women were treated at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, for (i) alcohol-related injuries and (ii) alcohol-related illnesses in...

      Carr-Hill Formula Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, columns 1081-2W, on Carr-Hill Formula Review, whether the review of general medical...

      Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the number of people receiving continuing care payments since the publication of the National Framework for Continuing Care...

      Community Nurses: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community nurses were based in Easington constituency in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many inpatients detained under sections (a) 2, (b) 3 and (c) 4 of the Mental Health Act 1983 absconded from psychiatric hospitals in each year...

      County Durham Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the effect on costs of the establishment of the County Durham Primary Care Trust has been; and if he will make a statement.

      Family Practitioner Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to protect rural GP practices from closure following the establishment of super surgeries.

      Fluoride: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which strategic health authorities in England have undertaken public consultations on adding fluoride to water supplies; and what research projects have...

      Gambling: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much has been provided for the treatment for people diagnosed with gambling-related addictions in each of the last five years; (2) what...

      General Practitioners: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people had a consultation with their GP within 48 hours of requesting an appointment in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b)...

      General Practitioners: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP surgeries there are in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) Enfield Borough.

      General Practitioners: Portsmouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the funding of general practitioners in Portsmouth for extended opening hours; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Hazards: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 18 July 2007, Official Report, column 454W, on health hazards: lighting, if he will take steps to assess the effects of...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts have yet to achieve foundation status; and on what date in each case this status is expected to be granted.

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-medical staff are employed by each of the four acute hospital trusts in outer South East London.

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts are held between private sector providers of health care and (a) primary care trusts, (b) NHS trusts and (c) NHS foundation trusts.

      Health Services: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will increase the budgets for local involvement networks.

      Hospital Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 1002W, on hospital telephones, whether his Department has conducted any assessment of...

      Mixed Sex Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of progress towards the elimination of mixed sex wards.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what arrangements are in place for informing hospital staff of the availability of hospital beds in other hospitals; (2) how many staff in a...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many elective in-patients were treated at (a) Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, (c) Lewisham Hospitals...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the reference cost for elective in-patients treated at (a) Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, (c)...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many follow-up patient appointments there were at was (a) Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup, (b) Queen Elizabeth Hospital NHS Trust, (c) Lewisham...

      Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of clostridium difficile were reported in the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust area in each of the last 10 years; and if he will...

      Human Papilloma Virus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many human papilloma virus vaccines have been administered since the scheme was first introduced.

      Local Involvement Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to support the involvement of patients and the public in monitoring the effectiveness of services provided for the NHS...

      Local Involvement Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to promote (a) the involvement of and (b) consultation with patients and the public who receive NHS services through (i)...

      Macular Degeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were certified as blind due to macular degeneration in (a) Hampshire and (b) England in each of the last five years, broken down by age...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adverse events relating to malnutrition have been reported in the NHS between (a) October 2005 and September 2006 and (b) October 2006 and...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's national media evaluation reports for December 2006 to December 2007; and if he will publish...

      Mental Health Services: Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support will be made available to those people who no longer meet the criteria for the services provided under the care programme approach following...

      Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 November 2007, Official Report, column 724W, on Mid Yorkshire hospitals NHS Trust: finance, if he will place a copy of the...

      Music: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research into the risks to hearing of the amplification level of recorded music broadcast in the workplace; and if he will make a...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many practising neurosurgeons there are in England.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the health (i) services and (ii) procedures provided for infants from birth to first birthday...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born in NHS hospitals in England in each month since January 1997, broken down by (a) stage of gestation at birth and (b) birth weight.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the value of unused prescription drugs prescribed throughout the national health economy in the last year...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to procure cheaper medicines for prescription throughout the national health economy.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department is offering to the NHS for the implementation of patient-level information and costing systems.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of primary care trust revenue allocations were covered by payment by results in each financial year since the system was initiated; what...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which specific concerns about the performance of the secondary uses service were raised by respondents to his Department's consultation on the Options for...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staffing costs for (a) doctors, (b) nursing staff and (c) all NHS staff were in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      North Cheshire Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been allocated to North Cheshire Hospital NHS Trust in each year since its inception; and for what purposes the funding has been allocated.

      North West Brussels Office: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by the North West Health Brussels Office in the last year for which figures are available.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2008, Official Report, column 1698W, on obesity, how many staff worked in his Department's obesity, nutrition and...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of people referred to weight management clinics who did not attend such clinics in each of the past...

      Palliative Care: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what Government expenditure on palliative care was in each year since 2004-05; and what it is forecast to be in each year to 2010-11.

      Post-Mortems: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children's bodies had to be moved (a) to the adjoining coroner's district and (b) further afield for post mortem examinations by paediatric...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when public consultation on prescription charges in England will commence; when its findings will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prescriptions incurred a prescription charge in each of the last three financial years; and how many are projected to incur a prescription...

      Primary Care: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on clinical outcomes in primary care of the new GP contract in the last three years.

      Sexual Dysfunction: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued for anti-impotence preparations in each of the last three years, broken down by preparation.

      Shrewsbury and Telford NHS Hospitals Trust: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) MRSA and (b) extended-spectrum beta-lactamases and (c) vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus were reported at the Shrewsbury...

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his strategy is for reducing the number of young people who smoke.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which journalists were embedded in those UK units which provided support to Afghan forces during the recent Musa Qaleh campaign; and what media...

    • Armed Forces: Absence Without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel went absent without leave in each of the last 10 years, broken down by service.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) manning levels and (b) average tour intervals are for each manning pinch point in (i) the Army, (ii) the Navy and (iii) RAF.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual complement is of each regiment in the (i) Household Cavalry, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps and (iii) Royal Logistics Corps.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the effect on costs of below strength recruitment to (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force in each...

      Armed Forces: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of pre-deployment training comprises public relations; and to which levels of command.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are involved in recruitment; and whether these figures meet the manning...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current in-service date is for the Panther vehicle.

      Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research and development has been commissioned into alternatives to dumb and smart cluster munitions for use by HM forces.

      Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the failure rate is of not-dumb cluster munitions available to HM forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Bowman Combat Radio System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1835W, on Bowman Combat Radio System, what research his Department has (a)...

      Bowman Combat Radio System: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1835W, on Bowman Combat radio system: batteries, what information the Bowman power...

      Chad: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution the UK is making to EU military operations in Chad.

      Colombia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent support (a) his Department and (b) the armed forces have offered to the government of Colombia in combating the smuggling of illegal drugs...

      Cyprus: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking against illegal bird killing in sovereign base areas in Cyprus.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's forecast asset and stock price reports provided by the Defence Analytical Services Agency to...

      Departmental Aviation

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

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) press and (b) communications officers his Department employed in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2008, Official Report, column 1589W, on departmental marketing, what the dimensions are of the display boards in...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library an index of military salaries of his Department's staff, rebased to 2000, for each financial year from 1996-97 to 2006-07.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a breakdown of his Department's expenditure by standard industrial classification for financial year 2006-07.

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vehicles were (a) owned and (b) purchased by his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Falkland Islands: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of unexploded landmines in the Falkland Islands; what plans he has to remove them; and what the estimated cost is...

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the additional costs incurred by his Department due to increases in the cost of fuel in each year from 2005-06 to 2007-08.

      Future Rapid Effect System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for announcing which utility variant vehicle has been chosen for the Army as part of the future rapid effect system programme.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the first full complement of Joint Strike Fighter aircraft to be deployed on an aircraft carrier.

      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability programme.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of (a) C-17 Globemaster, (b) C-130K Hercules, (c) C-130J Hercules, (d) Tristar and (e) VC-10 aircraft are (i) in...

      Military Equipment: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Husky or Chubby vehicle sets the Army has; and where they are stationed.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Ministry of Defence police officers there were in each year since 1997; and how many there are expected to be in each year to 2012.

  • House of Lords

    • Alcohol: Revenue and Customs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will recalculate the consumption of wine given by HM Revenue and Customs for each of the years 2000—01 to 2006—07 on the basis of the...

    • Alcohol: Revenue and Customs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, as beer is taxed according to its strength, HM Revenue and Customs do not calculate clearances of pure alcohol attributable to beer directly from the amount...

      Building Regulations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the 2005 report of the House of Commons Environmental Audit Committee on Housing: Building a Sustainable Future, whether they plan to encourage...

      Buses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the grant provided by them in the current financial year to each local authority in England for the issue of concessionary bus passes; and how much the...

      Central-Local Concordat

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What changes they propose to make to the policies and working arrangements of the Department for Children, Schools and Families following the signing of the...

      Climate Change: Emissions Trading

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the publication of the European Commission's climate and energy package, whether they will ring-fence money raised by auctioning of European Union...

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Kingdom, as a guarantor power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, has made any representations to Tassos Papadopoulos and the Greek-Cypriot...

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Kingdom, as a guarantor power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, has discussed with Ban Ki-Moon, the United Nations Secretary-General, the...

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the United Kingdom, as a guarantor power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, has taken steps to assist the Turkish-Cypriot people, as promised by the then...

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of Ban Ki-Moon's recent report on Cyprus; and whether, as a guarantor power under the 1960 Treaty of Guarantee, they will implement...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 7 January (WA 152), what was the outcome of deliberations on the appropriateness of the term "child donor"...

      EU: Structural and Cohesion Funds

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What administration costs were incurred by the Department for Transport in relation to the European structural and cohesion funds for the last financial year for...

      Food: Supplements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 8 January (WA 196), what are the relevant criteria with which imports from the Channel Islands must...

      Health: A&E

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Accident and Emergency departments have been closed by London hospital trusts in the last 36 months.

      Health: Single-sex Accommodation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that all patients who need or wish to be treated in single-sex accommodation in mental health services are so treated.

      House of Lords: Members' Tax Returns

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the tax returns and records of members of the House of Lords are subject to the same level of security by HM Revenue and Customs as those of members of the...

      NHS: Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What mechanisms are in place for patients to comment on the food they receive in NHS hospitals; and Whether the NHS offers advice to patients regarding what food...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What conclusions they draw from the consultation on the voting rights of convicted prisoners; and when they intend to implement the decisions of the European Court...

      Prisons: Circuit Judges

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many judges went on circuit for the last year for which figures are available; and, of these, how many visited a women's prison while on circuit.

      Questions for Written Answer: Unanswered Questions

      asked the Leader of the House: Further to her Written Answer on 17 January (WA 107) in reply to a Question asking why 64 Written Questions were overdue for Answer on 6 December 2007, why there...

      Railways: West Coast Main Line

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they propose to deal with any capacity problems on the West Coast Main Line railway which may arise if the existing trains and platforms are not lengthened and...

      Scotland: Reserved Matters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which reserved matters in Schedule 5 to the Scotland Act 1998 are capable of devolution to the Scottish Parliament.

      Southampton Docks: Container Crane

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the economic consequences of the collapse of the container crane at Southampton docks and of the adverse impact on the ability of...

      Telecommunications: Mobile Charges

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will hold discussions with United Kingdom mobile telephone companies to promote further reductions in charges to United Kingdom customers making calls...

      Vehicles: Speed Limits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have considered requiring all road vehicles sold in the United Kingdom to have a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour; and, if so, what was the result...

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