Written answers

Wednesday, 26 March 2008

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Second Homes

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members claim for a second home (a) in London and (b) in their constituency.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many (a) press and (b) communications officers were employed to promote (i) the bid for and (ii) the hosting of the 2012 Summer Olympics in each year...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Criminal Justice and Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made on devolution of criminal justice and policing to Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

    • Fuel Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the level of fuel smuggling in Northern Ireland.

      Policing Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the policing budget for Northern Ireland is in 2007-08; and if he will make a statement.

      Security Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to introduce new legislation on abortion in Northern Ireland.

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) Ministers in his Department staying...

      Driving Offences: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) arrests and (b) convictions for drink-driving offences resulted in a custodial sentence in each of the last 10 years, broken down...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) when Mr. Phil Taylor formally ended his employment as a special adviser to the Northern Ireland Office; (2) what the employment status...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will provide for the stocking of Fairtrade bananas in House cafeterias.

  • International Development

    • Africa: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the potential role of international companies in promoting development in Africa; and what steps he is...

    • Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to reduce conflict over water in developing countries.

      EU Aid: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions (a) he, (b) his officials and (c) UK representatives in Brussels have had with (i) members and (ii) representatives...

      EU Aid: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions (a) he, (b) his officials and (c) UK representatives in Washington DC have had with (i) members and (ii)...

      Global Plan to Stop TB

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has allocated to the Global Plan to Stop TB 2006-15 since the programme was launched; what progress has been...

      Global Schools Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 284W, on Global Schools Partnership, how many of the participating...

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what payments his Department has made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps are being taken to ensure that aid given by his Department is spent on the purposes for which it was intended.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Commonwealth Scholarship Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 13 March 2008, Official Report, columns 22-4WS, on FCO scholarships and...

    • Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will publish the full strategic framework document Better World, Better Britain following his letter to right hon. and...

      Departmental Scholarships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 23WS, on FCO scholarships and...

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1356W, on detainees, what subsequent assessment he has made...

      Kenya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the power sharing agreement in Kenya.

      Middle East: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effects of transmissions by al-Jazeera and al-Arabiyya on public perception of the UK in the...

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent report funded by the British High Commission into public attitudes within...

      PricewaterhouseCoopers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department paid to PricewaterhouseCoopers in each financial year since 2000.

      Russia: TNK-BP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the police search of TNK-BP and BP-Trading Limited in Russia in March 2008.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will encourage the representation of Arab militias in peace talks in Darfur.

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Tibet; and if he will make a statement.

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Tibet; and if he will make a statement.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which of his Department's initiatives have been advertised to the public in each of the last 10 years; and what the cost of each such campaign was.

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether confidential or personal information has been compromised through the loss of property from his Department since 1997.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff were receiving...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Solicitor-General what arrangements have been put in place to improve the level of service given to victims of crime by the Crown Prosecution Service.

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many cases the Crown Prosecution Service has prosecuted in the last three years; in how many instances a conviction was secured; and if she will make a statement.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Art Works: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in obtaining the indefinite extension of the derogation of artists' resale rights.

    • Arts: Resale Rights Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy that artists should be required to register their names at the beginning of each year on a centrally...

      Departmental Intranet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 1296W, on departmental intranet, what the (a) creations and (b)...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will set a target to increase the use of video-conferencing by his Department to reduce the need to travel to meetings.

      Heritage Lottery Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make a statement on the Heritage Lottery Fund's new mentoring scheme.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when his Department plans to publish its sustainable operations policy statement.

    • Departmental Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will set a target to increase the use of video-conferencing by his Department to reduce the need to travel to meetings.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Naval ratings are being retrained to act as HGV drivers in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of expenditure on British military operations in Afghanistan during (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria he uses to assess the effectiveness of spending on British military operations in Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials from his Department have had with representatives of Global Health Partners on contracts operated by...

      Cyprus: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints have been received from (a) service personnel and (b) dependents of service personnel about treatment received after referral by a...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will break down, by sub-head in (a) near cash and (b) non-cash terms his Department's (i) gross resource outturn, (ii) operating...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many road side bomb attacks there were in Basra in each year since 2003.

      Ministry of Defence Police and Guarding Agency: RAF Fairford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the US authorities on the level of policing at RAF Fairford by the Ministry of Defence Police.

      Porton Down: Human Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what settlement has been reached in respect of veterans' claims relating to participation in trials at Porton Down; what the implications of the...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Adventure Capital Fund: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what criteria his Department used in the process which resulted in Adventure Capital Fund being awarded a contract to distribute grant funding; and...

    • Futurebuilders England: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for what reasons his Department's contract with Futurebuilders England for the distribution of grant funding was not renewed.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what methodology for assigning international aviation emissions to the national emission inventories the Government are advocating in the international...

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many confirmed security breaches of databases controlled by her Department occurred in each of the last five years; whether the breach resulted...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanisms the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency uses to check the bona fides of private parking control companies before releasing personal...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport under what circumstances the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency may release details of vehicle ownership to private companies; and if she will make a...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many responses have been received to the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport consultation; and how many of these were from (a) individuals, (b)...

      M1: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have given to widening the M1 between junctions 10 and 13; what estimate she has made of...

      M1: M62

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on widening parts of the M62; what research her Department and its agencies have commissioned on M1/M62 widening and improvements in...

      M6: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate she has made of the cost of widening the M6 between junctions 11a and 19; when she expects such work to commence; and whether plans...

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to publish the report of the study of longer, heavier road vehicles commissioned by her Department in December 2005; and if she will...

      Motorcycles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether she has made an assessment of the effectiveness of measures for improving the safety of motorcycle users established in the Government's...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the (a) cost and (b) time required to complete high speed rail links from London to (i) Birmingham, (ii) Manchester and...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on committing to (a) network wide electrification, (b) a high speed line and (c) other all or nothing projects.

      Railways: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on consultants for work on high speed rail links from London to Birmingham, Manchester and Scotland in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many delay minutes there were on the railway network in each year since 1993 for which (a) Railtrack and Network Rail and (b) a train operating...

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the amendments to the Road User Charging (Charges and Penalty) (London) Regulations due for completion by the end of 2007 have not yet...

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what occasions officials of (a) his Department and (b) HM Revenue and Customs were (i) disciplined and (ii) dismissed for (A) alleged breaches of data...

    • Devolution: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) amount and (b) purpose of payments made to Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland outside (i) block grants calculated under the Barnett formula...

      Income: Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2008, Official Report, column 112W, on income: equality, what assessment he has made of trends in (a) national...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of Government spending per capita was in each of the last 10 years.

      Restricted Share Awards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the payment of bonuses through restricted share awards.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will reconsider again at whether Stamp Duty/Land Tax (SDLT) should be charged on shared equity properties for first time buyers when they reach the...

      Taxation: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's policy on the taxation of social security benefits is.

      VAT: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken by HM Revenue and Customs to process a value added tax refund was in each of the last five years.

      Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) men and (b) women in the age groups (i) 15 to 19 years and (ii) 20 to 24 years there were in the UK in each year since 1991.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Support Agency: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals received consolatory payments from (a) his Department, (b) the Child Support Agency, (c) Jobcentre or Jobcentre Plus,...

    • Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what action has been taken in response to allegations of a breach of the Civil Service Code in respect of unauthorised publication of material...

      Departmental ICT

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

      Employment: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the proposals contained in the Green Paper, In Work Better Off: Next steps to full...

      Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by his Department through call centres.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance is issued by his Department to local authorities on issuing discretionary housing payments to (a) all those in receipt of...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the outcome was of his Department's review of the operation of the single room rent; (2) what his estimate is of the quantity of...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what resources his Department has made available for (a) enforcement and (b) advice and guidance on health and safety at work in each of the...

      Industrial Training: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received about the suitability of placements offered to people by Skills Training UK in the last 12 months.

      Industrial Training: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment his Department has made of the (a) safety, (b) suitability and (c) value of placements offered to people by Skills Training...

      Low Incomes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of (a) children and (b) pensioners lived in households with below 60 per cent. of median household income in (i) England,...

      Maternity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed maternity allowance in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Maternity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people had claimed maternity allowance but had yet to receive payments as of 28 February 2008; and if he will make a statement;...

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average income was of the (a) top and (b) bottom quartile of households with dependent children in each year since 1997.

      Social Security Benefits: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2008, Official Report, column 1388W, on social security benefits: Ireland, whether discussions took...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost of incorrect benefit payments was, excluding those payments resulting from fraud, in each of the last 10 years.

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many instances of burning from sunbed use have been reported to the Health and Safety Executive since January 2006.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances a retrospective claim for a winter fuel payment may be made.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of extending winter fuel payments to all those eligible for the cold weather...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration his Department has made of the effects of global population growth on climate change.

    • Crops: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects the production of biofuels has had on the production of food crops.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the effects the provisions of the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 on the energy...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent efficiency directions have been issued to authorities that have not met the targets resulting from the Home...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities achieved the improvement targets resulting from the Home Energy Conservation Act 1995 in each year...

      Floods: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Mid Dorset and North Poole of 5 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2510-11W,...

      Forestry: Borneo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has held with the Governments of Indonesia and Malaysia on deforestation on the island of Borneo; and if...

      Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the toxic equivalence quote is, as the maximum allowable level of dioxin contamination permitted before some form of...

      Heating: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will ensure that the views of UK industry are sent to the European Commission officials drafting the impact assessment...

      Heating: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultations the Energy-using Products Board plans to hold with industry on the working document on boilers and water...

      Heating: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultations the Energy-using Products Board plans to have with the European Commission on the matter of boilers being...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many complaints his Department has received from hon. Members on the operation of the Warm Front scheme.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on advertising the Warm Front Grant scheme by (a) his Department, (b) EAGA plc and (c) local...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on measures carried out in households under the Warm Front Scheme in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c)...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many benefits entitlements checks were carried out under the Warm Front Scheme in each of the last five financial years;...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps the Government have taken to reduce the levels of litter on streets.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to double the maximum grant available under the domestic low carbon building programme.

      Recycling: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage businesses in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency to recycle waste in the...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities have expressed an interest in the pilot scheme for charging for refuse collection; and if he will...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which wind farm proposals his Department lodged objection in each of the last three years; and for what reasons in each case.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to accident and emergency departments there were for (a) knife-related injuries and (b) gunshot wounds in each of the last five...

    • Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to undertake a review of allergy services and treatments.

      Blood Transfusion Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff posts will be (a) discontinued and (b) moved to other sites from the Tooting Blood Processing and Testing centre as part of the planned...

      Breast Cancer: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the ability of breast cancer care facilities in South Essex to respond to changes in demand for services.

      Breast Cancer: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 281W, on breast cancer: Essex, if he will investigate the factors behind the recent...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to (a) promote for the early diagnosis and fast treatment of breast cancer and (b) ensure adequacy of breast cancer services in each...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breast cancer screenings there were in (a) Tamworth and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last five years.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the national standards for the uptake of (a) breast cancer and (b) cervical cancer screening have been achieved in (i) Tamworth and (ii) the...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken in Staffordshire to increase the uptake of screening for cancer.

      Chronically Sick: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the targets for the National Service Framework for Long-Term Conditions in South Ribble.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that oral health is maintained in England.

      Dental Services: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the adequacy of NHS dentistry provision in (a) Tamworth and (b) Staffordshire; (2) what steps he is taking to extend...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether confidential or personal information has been compromised through the loss of property from his Department since 1997.

      Health Professions: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were successfully prosecuted for physically abusing doctors and nurses in each of the last five years for which figures are...

      Health Services: Royal Household

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements funded by his Department are made for the provision of primary healthcare services to staff of the Royal Households.

      Health Services: Scanning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will investigate the (a) effects on health of services offered by the body-scanning industry and (b) the appropriateness of the level of...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) successfully and (b) unsuccessfully claimed compensation in relation to a MRSA or clostridium difficile infection contracted in an...

      Hospitals: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1462W, on hospital telephones, what estimate his Department has made of the average...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the median number of days, wait was for patients to receive hospital treatment following GP referral in England in each month since January 1997...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were waiting more than six months for an NHS in-patient operation in each month since October 2005.

      Locums: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of vacant locum appointment, (a) training posts and (b) services posts in secondary care trusts in England; and...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the report of the independent evaluation of the security of the care records system.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patient data contained in limited data sets of the secondary users service are fully anonymised.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the secondary users service will provide data on a commercial basis; (2) what steps have been taken to prevent data made available to...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether each accession of the care records system will be monitored by a Caldicott Guardian.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the mechanism for monitoring any illicit access to the care records system through the full audit trail will be.

      Mental Health Services: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which secure mental health units in England are categorised as (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high security.

      NHS Questionnaires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2008, Official Report, column 2860W, on NHS questionnaires, what the (a) subject and (b) cost was of each survey...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons planned NHS spending over the years from 2008-09 to 2010-11 set out in the 2008 Budget report has been reduced from the planned spending...

      NHS: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reclaim monies owed by foreign national visitors to the UK for services delivered by the NHS; and what his most recent...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the progress of (a) iSoft and the Lorenzo system, (b) Cerner and the Millennium system and (c) IDX and the Carecast...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date deployment of 130 picture archiving and communications system was achieved; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated of the impact on the NHS IT programme of the purchase of iSoft by IBA Healthcare, with...

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pages of content are available on the NHS Direct website; what the cost of operating the NHS Direct website was in 2007; and how many unique...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 100 largest clinical negligence payments were for compensation claims against his Department by award or settlement in the last five years; and...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses in England have received training in (a) asthma and (b) respiratory diseases over the last five years, broken down by primary care trust.

      Nursing and Midwifery Council: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures exist for members of the Nursing and Midwifery Council to raise issues of concern (a) internally, (b) externally and (c) with his...

      Obesity: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2008, Official Report, column 1979W, on obesity: health education, for what reasons part of the budget allocated to...

      Occupational Health: Cardiovascular System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to support employers in improving the cardiovascular health of their workforces.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many organ donors were registered in (a) Tamworth and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last five years.

      Palliative Care: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data are used by commissioners to determine accurately the need for specialist palliative and neurological care in Eddisbury.

      Palliative Care: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's guidance on supportive and palliative care has been fully implemented in Eddisbury.

      Patients: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2527W, on patients: nutrition, what information is available on the cost of treating...

      Polyclinics: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromsgrove of 18 March 2008, to Question 194632, on polyclinics (rural areas), if he will write to primary...

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of women have continued to smoke through pregnancy in each year since 1997 for which figures are available, broken down by (a) region and...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what proportion of prescriptions were issued in each month since the inception of the Electronic Prescriptions Service; and by how many...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of repeat prescriptions were transferred via the electronic prescriptions service in each month since its inception.

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of GP sites were technically live on the Electronic Prescriptions Service system in each month since its inception; and...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deployments of the general practitioner system for the electronic prescriptions service have been made, broken down by (a) local service...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of dispensing appliance contractors were technically live on the electronic prescriptions service system in each month since...

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prostate screenings there were in (a) Tamworth and (b) Staffordshire in each of the last five years.

      Prostate Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of male prisoners eligible for prostate cancer screening have been screened in the last three years; (2) what percentage of males...

      Radiography: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what forecasts he has made for the future requirements for (a) radiographers and (b) radiologists in (i) Tamworth and (ii) the West Midlands.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2105-6W, on radiotherapy, how many patients had (a) part funded and (b) fully funded...

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the maximum capacity of provision for (a) NHS and (b) independent sector secure mental healthcare places has been, broken down by establishment, in...

      Secure Psychiatric Units: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on (a) NHS and (b) independent sector secure mental healthcare places for offenders in each of the last 10 years, broken down by...

      Seroxat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of GlaxoSmithKline's (GSK) use in the UK of negative results from Seroxat trials; and who the (a) UK and (b) non-UK based...

      Seroxat: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 8 March 2008, Official Report, column 121WS, on GlaxoSmithKline (MHRA investigation), what...

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had with appropriate agencies on suicides amongst young people; and if he will make a statement; (2) whether the...

      West Hertfordshire NHS Acute Trust: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses, (d) other professional healthcare staff, (e)...

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the re-offending rate of recipients of penalty notices for disorder in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Burglary: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what changes were made to the sentencing guidelines for (a) magistrates and (b) Crown courts on burglary offences in each of the last 10 years; and if...

      Courts: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what minimum level of security staffing is required at (a) magistrates' courts and (b) other courts; and if he will make a statement.

      Criminal Justice Information Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what projects the criminal justice information technology unit has managed which began after 2002; what the (a) originally estimated and (b) actual...

      Criminal Justice Information Technology: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people work in the criminal justice information technology unit; and what the unit's budget is for 2007-08.

      Driving Under Influence: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions for drink-driving there were in (i) Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency, (ii)...

      Drugs: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what changes were made to the sentencing guidelines for (a) magistrates and (b) Crown courts on drug offences in each of the last 10 years; and if he...

      Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) webmail users and (b) server users in the criminal justice system use Secure eMail; and how many emails were sent across the system in...

      Judges: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent between April and November 2007 on vehicles contracted by the Government Car and Despatch Agency to transfer high court judges between...

      Legal Aid: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to increase access to criminal legal aid in Northern Ireland.

      Legal Services Commission: Recovery of Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Legal Services Commission received by way of (a) recovered costs and (b) interest on statutory charges in each year since 1997.

      National Offender Management Service: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of the National Offender Management Service was in 2006-07.

      National Offender Management Service: Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders are directly managed or supervised by staff of the National Offender Management Service.

      National Offender Management Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the National Offender Management Service management board received box A markings in their latest performance and development reviews;...

      Prison Service: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recruitment process was used to fill the post of Deputy Director General of HM Prison Service following the retirement of Peter Atherton; where the...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were held in prisons over 50 miles from their homes in the last 12 months.

      Prisoners Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much his Department spent on prison transfers in each of the last 10 financial years; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many prisoners...

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many claims for compensation were made by inmates of each (a) prison and (b) young offenders institution in each year between 2000 and 2007; and...

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign prisoners from each country of origin there were in prisons in England and Wales on 1st March 2008.

      Probation: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on Probation Service resources of an increase in the use of community penalties by magistrates' courts.

      Protection from Harassment Act 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there were for offences under (i) the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 and (ii) the...

      Reoffenders: Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of (a) juveniles and (b) young adult offenders were reconvicted within two years of release from secure children's homes in each...

      Robbery: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what changes were made to the sentencing guidelines for (a) magistrates and (b) Crown courts on robbery offences in each of the last 10 years; and if...

      Segregation of Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were housed in segregation units in each of the last (a) five years and (b) 12 months.

      Vandalism: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there were for vandalism in (i) Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency, (ii) Barnsley...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persistent young offenders are registered; and how many and what proportion of total offences there were in which the offender was a persistent...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he will place in the Library a copy of the manual for control and restraint in young offenders institutions.

  • Home Department

    • Access to Justice Act 1999

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under section 94 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 in each year since 2002; and what percentage of these...

    • Adoption and Children Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Adoption and Children Act 2002 in each year since its entry into force, broken down by offence; and...

      Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2001

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Air Navigation (Overseas Territories) Order 2001 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence;...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a decision to be made on Yousef Ahmedali's application for asylum (Reference A1142900).

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1297W, on asylum, how many grants of indefinite leave to remain (ILR)...

      Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Asylum and Immigration (Treatment of Claimants) Act 2004 in each year since its entry into force,...

      Border and Immigration Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the titles are of the Case Resolution Teams in the Border and Immigration Agency; how many full-time equivalent staff are allocated to...

      Border and Immigration Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) letters, (b) emails and (c) telephone calls were received by the Border and Immigration Agency from hon. Members and their...

      Border and Immigration Agency: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many personnel from the Border and Immigration Agency made official overseas visits in each of the last five years; what the purpose and...

      Border and Immigration Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on enforcement action by the Border and Immigration Agency and its predecessor in each of the last five years; and what...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the FBI terrorist screening database will be among the multi-agency watchlists used as part of the e-borders programme to check...

      British Amusement Catering Trade Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations her Department has received from the British Amusement Catering Trade Association; and if she will make a statement.

      BSE Monitoring (England) Regulations 2001

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the BSE Monitoring (England) Regulations 2001 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what...

      Care Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under section 89 of the Care Act 2000 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what percentage of...

      Civil Partnership Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Civil Partnership Act 2004 in each year since its entry into force, broken down by offence; and...

      Civil Service Appeal Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of appeals by employees of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies were (i) heard and (ii) upheld by the Civil...

      Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Commissioners for Revenue and Customs Act 2005 in each year since its entry into force, broken down...

      Communications Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Communications Act 2003 in each year since its entry into force; and what percentage of these...

      Compensation Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Compensation Act 2006 in each year since its entry into force; and what percentage of these...

      Corruption: Juries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of embracery were recorded in each year since 1997; and what percentage of these offences (a) resulted in court...

      Crimes Against Public Morality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of committing an act outraging public decency have been recorded in each year since 1997; and what percentage of these...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of incidents of violence against the person resulted in the victim suffering (a) no injuries, (b) a minor...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of incidents of violence against the person resulted in the victim needing (a) medical attention from a doctor,...

      Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any criminal proceedings have been brought against (a) her Department's employees and (b) contractors' employees including...

      Departmental Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any complaints investigated by (a) her Department and (b) the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration resulted in findings of...

      Departmental Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provision is made for deaf people to access services provided by her Department through call centres.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will break down her Department's (a) main estimate, (b) winter supplementary estimate and (c) spring supplementary estimate by...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average number of agency workers employed in her Department in the latest period for which figures are...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours (a) in total and (b) on average per employee were worked by civil servants in her Department in the last year for which...

      Detention Centres: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means her Department monitors trends in allegations of assault by its staff and its contractors, with particular reference to...

      Detention Centres: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what penalties have been imposed on her Department's contractors in relation to upheld complaints regarding assaults on...

      Detention Centres: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of alleged assault of immigrants by her Department's staff or its contractors' staff have been reported by (a) the...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motoring offences were dealt with by police in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of fines for motoring offences were issued after (a) an offence was recorded on a traffic camera and (b) a fixed penalty...

      Driving: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) successful prosecutions, (b) cautions and (c) issues of fixed penalty notices there were relating to uninsured drivers in...

      Education Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Education Act 2005 in each year since its entry into force, broken down by offence; and what...

      Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Gangmasters (Licensing) Act 2004 in each year since its entry into force, broken down by offence;...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total costs were of running and maintaining the National DNA Database in each year since it began operation; and if she will make a...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations and companies analyse DNA samples in order to produce profiles for the national DNA database; and if she will make a...

      Grave Robbing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of removing corpses from graves have been recorded in each year since 1997; and what percentage of these offences (a)...

      Heathrow Airport: Customs Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Border and Immigration Agency staff were allocated to the EU channel at Heathrow airport on average each day (a) in 2003-04, (b)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted (a) limited and (b) indefinite leave to remain in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, columns 799-800W, on immigration, in how many of the 9,500 cases closed because of...

      Immigration Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department permits immigration officers to work (a) six-day weeks and (b) double shifts.

      Immigration Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the average number of hours worked per week by immigration officers in each year since 1997.

      Immigration Officers: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to monitor the views of (a) immigration officers and (b) other Border and Immigration Agency staff on...

      Immigration Officers: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers were in post at (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick airport on 31 December (i) 2007, (ii) 2006, (iii) 2005, (iv)...

      Immigration Officers: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers were granted sick leave for stress in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will permit the fee for applying for indefinite leave to remain to be paid in instalments in exceptional circumstances.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will waive the requirement to pay the fee to apply for indefinite leave to remain in (a) cases where someone was brought to the UK...

      Immigration: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 806W, on immigration: housing, what the cost of providing assistance to...

      Medicines (Homoeopathic Medicinal Products for Human Use) Amendment Regulations 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Medicines (Homoeopathic Medicinal Products for Human Use) Amendment Regulations 2005 in each year...

      Medicines (Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Medicines (Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products for Human Use) Regulations 2005 in each year since...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer Question 175239, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden on 13 December 2007.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will ensure a response is provided urgently to the letters sent by the hon. Member for Castle Point to Mr. I. Teale of Managed...

      Ministers: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse has been of the ministerial residence in South Eaton Place since the property was unoccupied.

      Official Secrets Act 1911

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Official Secrets Act 1911 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what percentage of...

      Passports: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of post office deliveries have been diverted to other passport offices from the Glasgow office since January 2008.

      Pensions Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Pensions Act 2005 in each year since 2005, broken down by offence; and what percentage of these...

      Plant Protection Products Regulations 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Plant Protection Products Regulations 2005 in each year since their entry into force, broken down...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) regulations and (b) guidance documents were issued to police forces by her Department in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces (a) have fully implemented and (b) are piloting ExISS r1; how much has been spent on the programme in each year...

      Ports: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which UK ports of entry do not have local health and safety policies in place for immigration officers and other Border and Immigration...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded for rescuing a prisoner in custody in each year since 1997; and what percentage of these offences (a)...

      Protection from Harassment Act 1997

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what...

      Representation of the People Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Representation of the People Act 1983 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what...

      Tax Credits Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under section 59 and Schedule 5 of the Tax Credits Act 2002 in each year since 2002; and what percentage of...

      Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Trade in Goods (Control) Order 2003 in each year since its entry into force, broken down by...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to which wind farm proposals her Department lodged objection in each of the last three years; and for what reasons in each case.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer Question 184044, on binge drinking, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden on 30 January 2008.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what recent representations he has received from industry bodies on the effect of combined heat and power...

    • Coal Fired Power Stations: Kingsnorth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide likely to be emitted per annum from the proposed Kingsnorth...

      Coal Fired Power Stations: Kingsnorth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects that the proposed power station at Kingsnorth in Kent to become operational in terms of (a) power...

      Companies: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will commission an investigation into the policy of some major companies of extending their standard payment...

      Companies: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of UK businesses which have transferred data centres offshore in the latest...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which external consultancy received the largest number of contracts from his Department in each of the last 10 years;...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many of his Department's personal digital assistants were (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last five...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the policy of British jobs for British workers will affect his Department's recruitment policy.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its agencies spent on first class travel in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of (a) the impact of the digital dividend review on (i) wireless microphones and (ii)...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what his most recent assessment is of the (a) costs and (b) benefits of a national delivery plan for smart...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its agencies spent on (a) first class and (b) other travel by Eurostar in the last 12...

      Fuel Poverty: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many pensioners aged (a) 60 to 70, (b) 71 to 80, (c) 81 to 90 and (d) 90 and over were classified as living in...

      Fuel Poverty: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) households including at least one child and (b) households were classified as living in fuel poverty in...

      Internet: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent estimate he has made of the cost to business of (a) internet fraud and (b) malicious computer security...

      Joint Frequency Management Group: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what arrangements will be made for the handling of employment contracts of employees of the Joint Frequency Management...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 5 February on premium rate SMS...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the announcement of 6 March on market engagement of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority, what...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions he has held with the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the inclusion of the (a) thermal oxide...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the likely security of future generation of nuclear power stations against accident or...

      Offshore Drilling: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will take steps to prevent oil and gas extraction from affecting the Moray Firth Dolphin Sanctuary; and if he...

      Offshore Industry: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the Government's policy is on the reduction of offshore gas flaring.

      Radio: Illegal Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were in 2006 in relation to pirate radio stations and illegal...

      Radioactive Materials: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what minimum safety and security requirements apply to vessels carrying nuclear material by sea for a distance of (a)...

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what guidance he has issued to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on the arrangements for the transportation of...

      Renewable Energy: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on connection charges for green energy projects in remote areas; and if...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions he has had with the consortiums bidding for the Sellafield nuclear clean-up on the timetable for...

      Sexual Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many complaints of (a) sexual harassment and (b) sexual discrimination have been made by staff in (i) his...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he plans to implement the recommendation of the Competition Commission to establish a supermarket ombudsman.

      Telephone Numbering: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which public authorities, other than police forces and the ambulance service, have access to the ex-directory...

      Utilities: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department has taken to regulate utility bill price increases for low income households over the last...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will take steps to investigate the dumping of Chinese air compressors in the EU.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many adults are currently enrolled in (a) part-time and (b) full-time level 3 courses.

    • Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department has taken in Staffordshire and the West Midlands to increase the number of apprenticeships.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department and its predecessor spent on (a) business and (b) first class air travel in the last 12 months.

      Civil Service Appeal Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what percentage of appeals by employees of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were (i) heard and (ii)...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what items of his Department's (a) revenue and (b) expenditure are uprated using (i) the consumer prices index, (ii) the...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what progress his Department has made in its zero-based budget review under the Comprehensive Spending Review.

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the sums to be paid by his Department in unoccupied property rates in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if his Department will (a) follow the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) guidelines and (b) display ICRA's label on...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when his Department's whistleblowing procedures were reviewed to reflect the provisions in the revised civil service code.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on pot plants since it was established.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what changes have been made to his Department's budget since the publication of the comprehensive spending review conclusions...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) citizens' juries, (b) focus groups and (c) other deliberative forms of public...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much (a) has been spent and (b) is planned to be spent on establishing his Department and its corporate identity.

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what weight of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what the cost was of redundancies in his Department in the 12 months preceding (a) 30 June 2004, (b) 30 June 2005 and...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what average hourly rate his Department paid to employment agencies for agency staff in each year since 1999, broken down by...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) first and (b) other class travel by Eurostar since establishment.

      Fair Trade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will take steps to promote Fairtrade Fortnight 2008 amongst staff within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Foundation Degrees: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people have applied to join foundation degree courses in each year since 2001; and how many such applications were...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2434W, on high education: admissions, if he will provide a...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of (a) part-time and (b) full-time students enrolled on full-time level 3 courses have their fees paid for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter of 11 December 2007 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding his...

      Ministers: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether any ministerial residencies are allocated to Ministers in his Department.

      Science and Technology Facilities Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what subscription payments to which organisations the Science and Technology Facilities Council is expected to make in...

      Sign Language: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he has taken to increase the availability of basic and advanced sign language training in the North East region...

      Students: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many equal and lower qualification students with disabilities were studying less than 50 per cent. of a full course in...

      Students: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of equal and lower qualification students were female in the most recent period for which...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of students for equivalent and lower qualifications as an additional degree who will...

      Students: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the financial impact upon young people of requiring them to pay for identity cards prior to...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people who graduated in (a) 2001, (b) 2002, (c) 2003, (d) 2004, (e) 2005, (f) 2006 and (g) 2007 have repaid...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many cases of multiple applications from individuals for student loans were recorded in each of the last five years for...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of raising the student loan repayment income threshold to (a)...

      Vocational Education: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the provision of technical and vocational training and education in Peterborough; and if...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when he expects to answer Question (a) 181532 and (b) 181601 on departmental travel, tabled on 21 January 2008 by the hon....

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Buildings: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) capital, (b) revenue funding and (c) other support, including donation of land or buildings, (i) the Government and...

    • Councillors: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which council had the highest number of complaints made to the Standards Board of England from its councillors about its...

      Eco-Towns: Pochin Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with representatives of Pochin Group plc on eco-towns.

      Electoral Register: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2886W, on...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008 to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps), Official Report, column 2775W, on...

      Fire Prevention: Construction Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure that the fire safety standards of composite panels are maintained; and what guidance she has...

      Fire Services: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire and rescue services had taken delivery of information technology infrastructure specifically earmarked for use as...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of her Department's programme budgets were administered by the Government Offices of the Regions in each of the last five...

      Housing Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes were completed by registered social landlords in (a) Telford and Wrekin and (b) the West Midlands in each...

      Housing Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department will publish the findings of Brian Pomeroy's review of the shared equity market; and if she will make a...

      Housing: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to receive figures for the number of dwellings built on brownfield land in the Thames Gateway area in 2007.

      Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent assessment is of (a) levels of staff concern over and (b) the level of (i) bullying, (ii) harassment and...

      Local Authorities: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she issues to local authorities on best practice in (a) the management of public money and (b) the liabilities...

      Mayor of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answers to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 9 October 2007, Official Report, column 569W, and to the hon....

      Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the legal status of mobile homes is; what legislation governs the occupying of such homes; what definition she uses of a...

      Playing Fields: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) with reference to the answer of 17 July 2007, Official Report, column 226W, on playing fields: planning, for what reason...

      Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many press office staff were employed by (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies...

      Sewage: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2008, Official Report, column 48W, on sewage: energy, if she will make it her policy to make...

      Social Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of Commission for Social Care inspection was in each of the last three years.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Bookstart Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the cost of Bookstart has been since the programme began; and how many books have been purchased under the scheme to...

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the cost of (a) production and (b) distribution of the Children's Plan Toolkit was; (2) how many Children's Plan...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the findings from the 20 authorities involved in the flexible extended free entitlement pathfinder projects will be published.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of private, voluntary and independent nurseries surveyed in each of the 20 authorities involved in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare information kiosks were installed by his Department and its predecessor in each year since 2000.

      Children: Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of children diagnosed with depression in each of the last 10 years.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he had with the Home Office on strengthening the law to protect children who have been groomed.

      Children: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the number of children in schools with dyslexia-type reading difficulties in (a)...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much designing the Department's new logo cost; and who undertook the work.

      Employment: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to maximise job and training opportunities during the Olympics for those attending schools,...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children receive English as an additional language teaching; and what forecasts there are for the likely...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils examination results were exempted from appearing in GCSE result tables in 2007.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many schools did less than 30 per cent. of pupils obtain five A* to C GCSE grades including English, mathematics and science.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils achieved no grade higher than X at GCSE in 2007; (2) how many pupils were awarded no grade higher than U at...

      Independent Schools: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many mainstream independent schools do not enter pupils for GCSEs.

      International General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils sat iGCSEs in each year for which figures are available.

      Pupil Referral Units: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in pupil referral units taking GCSEs did not obtain a single GCSE at C grade or above in 2007.

      Pupils: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect on the school league table position of schools of a high proportion of pupils with...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the relationship will be between the Unique Learner Number and the Unique Pupil Number.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Reading, East of 8 October 2007, Official Report, column 406W, on schools,...

      Schools: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have applied for departmental funding to allow them to open their facilities to community groups.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school playing fields were sold in England in each of the last five years.

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children living in the Furtherwick school catchment area of Canvey Island have not secured a place at their first...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) academies, (b) comprehensive schools and (c) independent schools he expects to be offering the new...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Heathrow

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 17 March (WA 1), whether the 18-week delay in providing an Answer was due to issues concerning the...

    • Bosnia-Herzegovina: Financial Assistance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they provide financial or technical support to any political parties in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and, if so, how much is provided to which parties.

      Cyprus

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the prospects for a settlement in Cyprus; and whether they support inter-communal negotiations (a) on the basis of the United Nations...

      Fluoridation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With regard to the statement by the Secretary of State for Health, Alan Johnson, in the Financial Times on 23 February that "there is absolutely no clinical...

      Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements they are making to mitigate the effect on low-income households in the United Kingdom of anticipated rises in the cost of essential foodstuffs.

      Forced Marriage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the guidance given under Section 63Q of the Family Law Act 1996 (as inserted by the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act 2007) will be more robust than...

      Forced Marriage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will consult about the guidance to be given under Section 63Q of the Family Law Act 1996 (as inserted by the Forced Marriage (Civil Protection) Act...

      Forced Marriage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to increase the financial and other resources available to the Forced Marriage Unit to give effective protection to the victims or potential...

      Forced Marriage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will review the extent to which the guidance given by the Forced Marriage Unit to healthcare professionals and education authorities is followed in...

      Forced Marriage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What financial and staff resources are provided to the Forced Marriage Unit for its work in tackling problems related to forced marriages (a) in the United...

      Guantanamo Bay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Mr Shaker Al-dur-Raheem is still being held in Guantanamo Bay; and if so, whether they will make representations to free him.

      Guantanamo Bay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What responses they have had from the United States authorities regarding Mr Binyam Mohamed, a former British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay.

      Guantanamo Bay

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will intervene on behalf of Mr Ahmed Belbacha, a former British resident detained in Guantanamo Bay, to prevent his being returned to Algeria, where...

      Health: Alzheimer's

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What funding they provide each year to research into Alzheimer's disease.

      Housing: Stamp Duty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated net annual cost to the Revenue, assuming no behavioural change, of charging no stamp duty on the first £200,000 of domestic property...

      Iran: Interception of US Warships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made about the attempted interception by Iranian patrol boats of United States warships in international waters through the Straits...

      Israel and Palestine: Occupied Territories

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they will take following the Government of Israel's authorisation for 330 houses to be built at Givat Ze'ev on land occupied since 1967.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding their approval of a resumption of construction of 750 house units in the West Bank...

      Legal Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been spent on legal aid in Northern Ireland in each of the past five years.

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What expenses the chairman of the Northern Ireland Bill of Human Rights Forum has incurred since its creation.

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 3 March (WA 159) concerning the post of chair of the Bill of Rights Forum, whether Lord Maginnis of Drumglass and...

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 6 March (WA 189) concerning the Northern Ireland Human Rights Forum and the meaning of the word "significant", who...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect the report and accounts of Northern Rock to 31 December 2007 to be published.

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received a certificate from the auditors of Northern Rock plc that Northern Rock has no liability to Granite, or any associated company or...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Granite, or any associated company or entity, has any right to make a call on Northern Rock or its proprietors for any asset or any financing from Northern...

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In each of the past 10 years, how many British subjects living in Northern Ireland applied for a British citizen's passport; and how many of those were successful.

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In each of the past 10 years, how many (a) British citizen's passports and (b) British subject's passports were issued by the appropriate office in Belfast.

      Passports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many British citizens' passports and British subjects' passports are currently issued and valid.

      Prime Minister: Official Residences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps have been taken in the past five years to make the Prime Minister's official residences more environmentally friendly.

      Prisoners: Length of Sentence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prisoners who have served longer than their tariff in England and Wales have learning disabilities or learning difficulties.

      Prisons: Buprenorphine

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they intend to take to tackle the increased misuse of buprenorphine in prisons.

      Railways: Class 142 Units

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 11 March (WA 220), whether there are any plans to redeploy the class 142 (or similar) units in use in...

      Railways: First Great Western

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 13 March (WA 256), for how long the additional trains committed to First Great Western this summer will...

      Railways: First Great Western

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 13 March (WA 257), whether the 52 additional vehicles are to be used by First Great Western; whether...

      Railways: Watford to Brighton

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the implications for the Watford to Brighton train service of Southern Railway's order for 44 new dual-voltage carriages, to be delivered next spring; and...

      Russia: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take further steps to seek to persuade the Russian Federation to ratify Protocol No. 14 to the European Convention on Human Rights.

      Supreme Court

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current estimate of the cost of establishing the new Supreme Court.

      Taxation: Supermarkets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take action to ensure that supermarkets do not avoid paying tax in the United Kingdom by re-registering their properties in overseas tax shelters.

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