Written answers

Monday, 31 March 2008

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electronic Voting

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance or advice the Electoral Commission has provided on the use of electronic...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 452W, on departmental advertising, how much is represented by each of the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Leader of the House what visits she made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish Exhibitional...

    • Members: Expenses

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members make direct contributions to the Parliamentary Resources Unit from their Incidental Expenses Provision.

  • Olympics

    • London 2012: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many staff in each salary band are employed in the management of the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1298W, on Olympic Games 2012: expenditure, (1) how much each of the approved projects...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she plans to publish estimated costs for (a) the aquatic centre, (b) the velodrome, (c) the international broadcast centre/media and press centre and...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) what assessment she has made of the impact of instability in the financial markets on provision in the Olympics 2012 budget for (a) the athletes...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she plans to start publishing (a) monthly cashflow and (b) quarterly financial updates for the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Ministerial Responsibility

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what Ministerial responsibility she has to ensure the continuation of the informal cross-party agreement for co-operation over the Olympic Games.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Cars: Hire Services

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was spent on (a) car hire and (b) taxis in each year since 1997; and whether specifications have...

    • Departmental Expenses

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the 24-hour overnight allowance is for staff employed by the House of Commons Commission when working...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, columns 1311-2W, on drinking water, if the...

      Internet: Biofuels

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many people accessed the parliamentary podcast pilot on biofuels in the 24 hours following its launch.

      Mineral Waters

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what proportion of glass from bottles containing drinking water on sale in parliamentary canteens or provided...

      Palace of Westminster: Screening

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what representations the Commission has received on the provision of a mobile screening unit for bowel cancer...

      Palace of Westminster: Waste Management

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much waste was sent to landfill by the House in each year since 1997.

      Rackspace

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by the House of Commons Commission in each of the...

  • Wales

    • Brofiscin Quarry: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to his Answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 819W, on Brofiscin Quarry: hazardous substances, what the timetable was of action taken...

    • Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his Department has...

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will discuss the co-ordination of support services for suicide prevention amongst young people with the First Minister of the Welsh Assembly...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many individuals matched to UK records from the Dutch disk of DNA profiles sent to the Crown Prosecution Service are (a) the subject of extradition requests by...

    • Racially Aggravated Offences: Prosecutions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions for racial hatred offences there were in each of the last 10 years.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Culture: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what share of the UK's media exports were provided by the (a) video games, (b) television and (c) film industries...

    • Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for how long the outreach provision provided by his Department to the eight post offices in the Cotswolds will be...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how postmasters whose post offices have been closed are reimbursed for the length of their leases; and if he will make...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which post office branches have (a) closed and (b) opened in the City of Edinburgh local authority area since 1997.

      Post Offices: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many transactions per week, on average, there were across post office counters in York in each of the last three years.

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value was of exports by the UK games development sector in each year since 1997.

      Winter Fuel Payments: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people received the winter fuel payment in (a) Barnsley, East and Mexborough constituency, (b) Barnsley...

  • Transport

    • A14: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the Highway Agency intends to restrict local vehicular access to the A14 around Kettering.

    • Aviation: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information she has obtained as part of her assessment of the potential for high-speed rail on the number and percentage of passengers switching...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) local authorities, (b) local transport authorities and (c) passenger transport executives have made representations to her Department on...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether local authorities will receive changes to their special grant for concessionary bus fares following representations made since the publication...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost was of her Department's recent advertising campaign on the change in rules for the national concessionary bus fare scheme.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons were for giving the responsibility for and finance of national concessionary bus fare schemes to district councils; and whether she...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make an estimate of the annual cost of providing a free bus pass for pensioners which could be used for travel across local authority...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government contributed to the cost of running bus services in York from (a) 1987 to 1997 and (b) 1997 to 2007.

      Bus Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of passengers carried by buses in York in each year since 1987.

      Cycleways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new cycle lanes and tracks have been created in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what sources of funding are made available by (a) her Department and (b) organisations which report to her Department for the development of national...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on speech coaching and related consultancy for Ministers in her Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 records are...

      East Coast Railway Line: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the level of punctuality of trains on the East Coast Main Line (a) has been since National Express started running the service and (b) was in...

      Government Offices for the Regions

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

      Great Western Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates (a) she and (b) the Minister with responsibility for railways the hon. Member for Glasgow, South (Mr. Harris) met representatives of...

      Local Transport Bill: Welsh Assembly Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether clauses 115 and 116 in the Local Transport Bill were included at the request of the Welsh Assembly Government.

      Motorcycles: Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will amend her Department's guidance to local authorities to support a policy of allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes; and if she will make a...

      Motorcycles: Bus Lanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the evidential basis is for the recommendations in her Department's Local Transport Note 1/97 against allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes.

      Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the suitability of the provisions of the second European driving licence directive for motorcycles, with particular...

      Parking: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government have taken to reduce fraudulent use of disabled parking.

      Parking: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government have taken to encourage businesses to provide sufficient disabled parking.

      Railway Services: Kettering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains run from Kettering to Leicester per week day; and how many are planned do so from December 2008.

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what platforms of disused stations are still extant on railway lines in service.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the criteria are for deciding whether a train service should be non-stop between two specified stations.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons her Department does not allow train operating companies to acquire vehicles from rolling stock companies without her Department's...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken to reduce overcrowding and improve punctuality for rail commuters in Enfield.

      Rapid Transit Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what weight she gives to the likely effect on (a) car journeys and congestion, (b) value added tax receipts, (c) fuel duty receipts, (d) carbon...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will consider suspending the renewable transport fuel obligation until comprehensive certification and assessment schemes are put in place.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration she has given to the merits of a moratorium on the implementation of the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation.

      Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to ensure that the Renewable Transport Fuels Obligation will not result in a conflict between the need to grow crops for both...

      Road Safety Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to table orders bringing into force sections 11 and 12 of the Road Safety Act 2006 on financial penalty deposits and the immobilisation...

      Road Traffic Control: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 214W, on motorways: road traffic control, what the (a) critical path and (b) key...

      Roads: Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions (a) she, (b) her Ministers and (c) her officials have had with (i) vehicle satellite navigation manufacturers and (ii) Ordnance...

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what international benchmarks she has assessed in relation to road pricing schemes and their impact on congestion.

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress is being made on road pricing projects; where the projects are located; and what companies are involved in the projects.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will bring forward proposals to impose a 20 mph speed limit around schools and in residential areas; and if she will make a statement.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many roads the speed limit has been reduced from 30 mph to 20 mph since the publication of her Department's circular 01/2006.

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue was raised in fines imposed as a result of offences detected by speed cameras in each borough in Greater London in each year since 2001.

      Speed Limits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many 20 mile per hour speed limit zones each London borough has introduced.

      Taxis: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her policy is on the training required of taxi drivers.

      Train Operating Companies: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons train operating companies are not allowed to acquire new rolling stock within their existing franchise without her Department's approval.

      Train Operating Companies: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates her Department was first made aware by (a) a rolling stock company and (b) a train operating company of a request for an increased...

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much Government capital funding for transport was provided to the City of York from (a) 1987 to 1997 and (b) 1997 to 2007.

      Transport: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the real terms cost of travelling by (a) bus, (b) rail and (c) private car has been in each region in England in each year since 1997, taking...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much of the funding allocated to the Yorkshire and Humber region for major transport projects up to 2015-16 has been (a) allocated to and (b)...

      Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what official visits she has made to Yorkshire and the Humber since her appointment; and if she will make a statement.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Driving Under Influence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) males and (b) females under the age of 19 years were (i) arrested for (ii) charged with and (iii) convicted of driving a vehicle...

    • Drugs: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many children under the age of 16 years have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of drug-related offences in each district command...

      Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons registered as missing in Northern Ireland have been missing for (a) less than one year and (b) more than five years; and what...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what funding has been secured for the construction of a new stadium in Belfast to host the football finals of the London 2012 Olympics Games.

      Sexual Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2008, Official Report, columns 389-90W, on sexual offences, of what offences sexual offenders residing in...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of each major agricultural commodity consumed in the UK which was produced in the...

    • Bluetongue Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency arrangements are in place for tackling a serotype of bluetongue, other than serotype 8, if it enters the UK.

      Bluetongue Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of how many and what proportion of livestock farmers in protection zones will take up...

      Bluetongue Disease: Vaccinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what dosage will be necessary for vaccinating each (a) sheep and (b) cow against bluetongue; (2) when he expects the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have died or been slaughtered in (a) England, (b) Cumbria and (c) Copeland constituency because of bovine...

      Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department has held a consultation on proposed amendments to the time limit given in paragraph 6 of...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of progress in meeting targets for the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions from the...

      Carbon Offsetting Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy for payments from the Department for Communities and Local Government towards the Carbon...

      Chemicals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which municipal waste disposal sites received chemical waste generated by Monsanto in the latest period for which data are...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research he has evaluated to develop his policy on anthropogenic climate change; (2) what assessment he has made...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the Manhattan Declaration on Climate Change; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what percentage of staff in his Department were making additional voluntary contributions to their pensions in...

      Domestic Wastes: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) subject and (b) cost was of each research contract (i) his Department and (ii) WRAP have commissioned on...

      Farms: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farm inspections were conducted in each of the last five years, broken down by inspection body.

      Farms: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has to (a) simplify and (b) reduce the number of farm inspections.

      Flood Control: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that the flood defence pumps in the Lyth Valley, South Cumbria, continue to...

      Floods: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the damage to furniture, furnishings and moveables that were damaged and sent to landfill...

      Government Offices for the Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which of his Department's programme budgets were administered by the Government Offices of the Regions in each of the last...

      Greyhounds: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2008, Official Report, column 1994W, on greyhounds: animal welfare, if he will take...

      Ground Water: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, columns 735-6W, on ground water: pollution, what plans he has to...

      Hare Coursing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent of illegal hare-coursing in England since the implementation of the Hunting Act 2004.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households received at least one main measure under the Warm Front Scheme in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c)...

      Incinerators: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much air pollution control residue from incinerators was treated and disposed of in Gloucestershire in the latest period...

      Nature Conservation: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to give equal consideration to native and non-native species in exercising his powers on...

      Planning Permission: Gleadthorpe Farm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many bids were received for the former ADAS site at Gleadthorpe, Nottinghamshire; who the successful bidder was; what...

      Sugar: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid to farmers for the production of a pound of sugar on the most recent date for which figures are available;...

      Sustainable Development: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have met representatives of (i) Friends of the Earth, (ii)...

      Waste Management: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what funding has been provided to local authorities in Northern Ireland from the waste and resources action programme...

      Waste Management: Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of waste per person sent to landfill in each local authority area in England in each...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum (a) loaded weight and (b) take-off weight is for all variants of the CH-47 helicopter used by British forces in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum period is that UK forces in Afghanistan have subsisted on 24-hour operational ration packs alone.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions forward operating bases in Afghanistan have gone for longer than a week without a resupply of fresh rations in the last 12 months;...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many forward operating bases in Afghanistan are supported by (a) the Royal Logistics Corps and (b) contract caterers.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints his Department received from families of service personnel concerning medical treatment of armed forces' personnel in the last year.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how his Department assesses the accommodation requirements of service personnel; how often this assessment is reviewed; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer of 30 October 2007, Official Report, columns 1348-49W, on military housing, how many thefts have been reported in his...

      Armed Forces: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-blood relatives of servicemen who had been posthumously awarded service medals received medals on their relative's behalf in each of the...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the commitment bonus is (a) tax free, (b) tax free while serving in an area which qualifies for the operational allowance, (c) paid in full...

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officer recruiters are operating in Scotland; how many personnel are detached from the Field Army for unofficial recruiting duties in Scotland;...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for procuring additional armoured cars.

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers were on active operations overseas in each year since 1997; and what percentage of the Army this represented in each year.

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the anti-terrorist unit patrolling RAF Menwith Hill has cost the Ministry of Defence Police Agency in each year since such patrols began.

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on what date the space based infra-red system at RAF Menwith Hill became operational; (2) on what date work began on the installation of equipment...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the component of the US ballistic missile defence system at RAF Fylingdales became operational.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's civil servants have been recipients of the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme in each year since 1997.

      Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former residential properties of his Department in Colchester constituency were sold in each year since their acquisition by Annington Estates.

      Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of his Department's residential properties there are in Colchester constituency; how many there were at the time Annington Estates...

      Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of the proceeds from the sale of his Department's former housing and other land in Colchester constituency, subsequently sold by Annington...

      Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department paid Annington Estates in each year for improvements and modernisation of residential dwellings in Colchester constituency...

      Defence Equipment and Support: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the effects of the merger of the Defence Procurement Agency and the Defence Logistics Organisation have been on overall staff numbers.

      Defence Equipment and Support: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what targets have been set for Defence Equipment and Support; and how its performance against those targets will be reported.

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many unoccupied properties are (a) rented and (b) owned by his Department in each constituency in (i) Scotland, (ii) Wales, (iii) Northern Ireland...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps Ministry of Defence police are taking to monitor his Department's empty properties and protect them against theft or vandalism.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 95W, on departmental ICT, when he expects the investigation into the details of all...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedure is followed by his Department with regard to the sale of departmental accommodation; what role local consultation plays in this procedure;...

      Departmental Sustainable Development

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

      Falkland Islands: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much it cost to maintain the Falkland Islands garrison in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by category of expenditure.

      Gurkhas: Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Nepalese nationals have served in the Brigade of Gurkhas since 1997; (2) how many Nepalese nationals have served in the Brigade of...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the oral answer of 22 January 2007, Official Report, column 1138, on the al-Jameat police station, what reports he has received of the...

      Prisoners of War: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to reimburse protected personnel for deductions made from their pay while held as prisoners of war in Germany; and what...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2712W, on Sudan: peacekeeping operations, which United Nations/African Union Mission in...

      Territorial Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) the ceiling on personnel numbers and (b) the actual strength of the Territorial Army was in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      Territorial Army: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army soldiers from Yorkshire and the Humber saw active service abroad in each year since 2001.

      Type 23 Frigates: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 668W, on Type 23 Frigate, what the reasons are for the cost of (a) HMS Portland and...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the procedures are for deciding the basis on which (a) new classes of warship and (b) individual warships are named; (2) if he will make it...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 685W, on departmental advertising, how much is represented by the percentages...

    • Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office spent on domestic and international air travel in 2006-07, broken down by class of travel.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether personal data for which his Department is responsible are (a) stored and (b) processed overseas; and if he will make a statement;...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how...

      Furniture: 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what (a) office furniture and (b) home furnishings in number 10 Downing street have been (i) bought and (ii) replaced since 1 October 2007.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance his Department provides to Government Departments wishing to undertake a risk assessment of the security of new and existing IT...

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance his Department issues to other Government Departments on their use of the Completely Automated Public Turing Tests to tell Computers...

      ICT: Leasing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for what reasons the Cabinet Office negotiated an agreement for the early settlement of the lease for IT equipment with Hitachi Data Systems Ltd;...

      Michael Ashcroft

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects the appeal procedure in respect of the Freedom of Information request from the hon. Member for Pendle in relation to the...

      Political Office: Prime Minister

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what sub-divisions of the Prime Minister's Office there are based in (a) No. 10 Downing Street, (b) HM Treasury, (c) the Cabinet Office and (d)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the political and security situation in Afghanistan; and if he...

    • Balkans: EC Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on proposals for the European Union's further enlargement in the Balkans.

      Burma: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will increase funding for scholarships in the UK for Burmese students.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Colombia on the proceedings against Diego Montoya.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring and evaluation of UK support provided to the Colombian military his Department conducts; by what mechanisms such...

      Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who was consulted before the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals decided veterans should accept, but not...

      Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many representations have been received from (a) veterans' organisations, (b) individuals and (c) hon. and right hon....

      Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the rules governing the award of foreign honours, decorations and medals were last reviewed.

      Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any past or present members of the Committee on the Grant of Honours, Decorations and Medals has been awarded and...

      EC President

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the proposed (a) responsibilities, (b) duties and (c) powers of the President...

      EC President

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether (a) hon. Members, (b) members of the House of Lords and (c) members of the public will be able to submit nominations...

      EC President

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations have been received on procedures for the appointment of the President of the European Council; what...

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards the demarcation of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border; and if he will make a statement.

      European Union: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the UK's gross and net contribution to the EU in the most recent financial year for which figures...

      Gaza: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) the ability of international humanitarian organisations to operate in the Gaza Strip...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries his Department lists as being jurisdictions where homosexuals are at risk of (a) execution and (b) other forms...

      International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the future of the International Criminal Court for the former Yugoslavia after 2010; and if...

      International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia's ability to achieve the objectives...

      International Judicial Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the location of international judicial archives in The Hague after 2010;...

      Iran: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the Government of Iran on President Ahmadinejad's recent statement on the Holocaust.

      Israel: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with the government of Israel on...

      Israel: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he (a) has had recently and (b) plans to have with EU counterparts on the reported storage of (i) rockets and...

      Israel: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he (a) has had and (b) plans to have with EU counterparts on reported comments by the President of the...

      Israel: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government has made to the Government of Israel to open the border passes to the Gaza Strip.

      Malaysia: Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers were advised of or were asked to consider or approve the decision to set aside the rule preventing the wearing...

      Malaysia: Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs why the decision not to allow recipients of the Pingat Jasa Malaysia Medal to wear the decoration on public occasions was set...

      Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed the referendum process in the Western Sahara with his Moroccan counterpart.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will answer question 186869, on the demarcation of the Ethiopia-Eritrea border, tabled on 7 February 2008.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the average life expectancy of females of child bearing age in Africa was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

    • China: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Chinese government on joint aid programmes.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment...

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what percentage of staff in his Department were making additional voluntary contributions to their pensions in each of the...

      Iraq: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial or other assistance his Department provides to Iraqi refugees in (a) Jordan and (b) Syria.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2008, Official Report, column 1144W, on overseas aid, which European Commission country strategy...

      Overseas Aid: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the funding required to ensure universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services by...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many closure orders under section 169A of the Licensing Act 2003 for persistently selling alcohol to children had been made at...

    • Arts: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect on creative industries of the reduction in funding for equivalent and lower...

      Cage Fighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will introduce regulations on cage fighting.

      Cage Fighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research his Department has conducted into the safety of cage fighting; and if he will make a statement.

      Cultural Heritage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many children under the age of 16 years (a) participated in arts activity, (b) attended an arts event, (c) accessed a museum or...

      Culture: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what activities the UK will be participating in as its contribution to the 2008 European Year of Intercultural Dialogue; and what the...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department and its agencies have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c)...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps the Government have taken to tackle gambling addiction.

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) on-licences, (b) off-licences and (c) public entertainment licences have been issued in each local authority area in...

      Motorsport Development UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments his Department made to Motorsport Development UK in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      National Lottery: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been provided from National Lottery funding to date for new and refurbished buildings in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c)...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what role his Department has in managing the procession of the Olympic Torch through London on 6 April.

      Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each...

      Regeneration: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the funding earmarked for regeneration of seaside towns is to be divided between locations; and when these funds will be distributed.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Personal Capability Test

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether unemployed registered blind people and others with serious disabilities are required to take the personal capability test; and if he...

    • New Deal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made on plans to reform the new deal; and if he will make a statement.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had been on incapacity benefit for more than five years at the latest date for which a figure is available.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to carers; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the implementation of the local housing allowance.

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to allocate national insurance numbers to people who are discovered to have been trafficked into the UK.

      National Insurance Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many migrant workers have been given national insurance numbers in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England in the last three years.

      Pensioner Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to increase take-up of benefit entitlements by pensioners.

      Pensioner Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to enable pensioners to take up their benefit entitlements.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of the Child Support Agency was in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Carers Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse would be of not offsetting carer's allowance against (a) the basic state pension and (b) other benefits.

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1393W, on child support, how much and what proportion of debt was collected...

      Child Support Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the procedures are for the Child Support Agency to make electronic copies of correspondence (a) received and (b) sent by it.

      Child Support Agency: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2591 on IT projects, what the (a) start date, (b) original planned...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the 24-hour overnight allowance for his Department's civil servants based outside London is when working in London.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what documents his Department, its associated agencies and non departmental bodies translate for people in the UK who do not speak English.

      Employment Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of (a) one and (b) more than one work-related benefit in (i) London and (ii) each London borough in each of...

      Employment: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many registered blind people of working age there are in (a) each region and (b) Bolton, South-East constituency.

      Foreign Workers: EC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the percentage of job vacancies filled by migrant workers from other European Union member states in the latest...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average duration is of a claim for jobseeker's allowance when the claimant maintains their claim (a) in person once a fortnight and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether lone parents on jobseeker's allowance may be sanctioned or have their claims disallowed if they refuse employment based up to one and a...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to reduce the burden of regulation on small defined benefit schemes where all the fund's assets are held by an insurance company.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent estimate he has made of the level of benefit uptake among (a) 16 to 30-year-olds, (b) 31 to 65-year-olds and (c)...

      Social Workers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many social workers left the profession in each of the last 10 years.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) women and (b) men drew deferred state retirement pensions as a lump sum in the most recent year for which figures are available;...

      Tax Allowances: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with officials on extending the pensioners' tax allowance to women between the ages of 60 and 65 years.

      Tax Allowances: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the pensioners' tax allowance to women between the ages of 60 and 65 years.

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish Exhibitional and...

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will (a) follow the Internet Content Rating Association (ICRA) guidelines and (b) display ICRA's label on 10 Downing Street's website.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Prime Minister what guidance is issued to members of his Office on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date he last travelled by rail on official business.

      Jennifer Moses

      To ask the Prime Minister on what policy area Ms Jennifer Moses provides advice to the Prime Minister.

      John McCain

      To ask the Prime Minister what matters he discussed at his most recent meeting with US Senator John McCain.

      Mayor of London

      To ask the Prime Minister how many official meetings he has had with the Mayor of London since 27 June 2007.

      National Register of Risks

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the information to be published on the National Register of Risks will be made public in unredacted form.

      National Security

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his oral statement on 19 March 2008, Official Report, columns 925-29, on the national security strategy, when this capacity is planned to be available;...

      National Security Forum

      To ask the Prime Minister what criteria will be used in determining the membership of the new National Security Forum.

      Prime Minister: Visits

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many sporting events outside England he has attended in his official capacity since appointment; (2) how many secondary schools he has visited in an official...

      Security: Finance

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what additional resources are being made available to support each new initiative in the new National Security Strategy; (2) what annual budget has been allocated...

      United Kingdoms: Borders

      To ask the Prime Minister what geographical criteria he used in preparation of his article in The Daily Telegraph of 25 March 2008 entitled We must defend the Union.

  • Justice

    • Act of Settlement 1700

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which other Acts of Parliament would need to be amended if the Act of Settlement 1700 were amended to end the prohibitions on Roman Catholics within that Act.

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps the Government have taken to clean up defunct and meaningless law as mentioned in his Department's press release of 18 March 2008.

      Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the Children and Family Courts Advisory and Support Service no longer has key stakeholders.

      ClearSprings: Basildon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department is directing ClearSprings to source property in Basildon District.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made in appointing an independent commissioner for victims under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004; and if he will...

      Criminal Proceedings: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2372W, on trials: measurement, how many of the prosecutions resulted in a...

      Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government plan to take to consider the welfare of children in households which bailiffs have been instructed to visit.

      Debt Collection: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps the Government have taken to protect householders from unscrupulous bailiffs.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) press and (b) communications officers his Department employed in each year since its establishment.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department paid in bonuses to press and communication officers in each of the last 10 years; and what the (a) highest and (b) lowest such...

      Departmental Sustainable Development

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

      Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on providing education and skills for offenders (a) in custody and (b) serving community sentences in each of the last 10 years; and...

      Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding has been provided for education and skills enhancement for offenders (a) in custody and (b) serving community sentences for 2008-09,...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department has had with the Ministry of Defence on using space at the Military Corrective Training Centre at Colchester to...

      Prison Accommodation: Dorchester Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) remand and (b) convicted prisoners were accommodated at HMP Dorchester on the first Friday of each month for the last 12 months for which...

      Prisoners Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of prisoners in each prison in England and Wales were on the (a) basic, (b) standard and (c) enhanced privilege level of...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what percentage of people convicted of a third class A drug trafficking offence under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act...

      Young Offenders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young people aged under 16 years living in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) Lancashire received a custodial sentence in each of the last...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public funding was provided to clinics performing abortions in (a) Lancashire and (b) England in each year since 1998.

    • Abortion: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed in Lancashire in each year since 1998.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost of admitting a patient to hospital through the accident and emergency department was in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of admissions to hospital accident and emergency departments for incidents related to excessive alcohol consumption occurred (a) between...

      Allergies: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve (a) identification and treatment of food related allergies and (b) raise awareness of such allergies in the UK;...

      Ambulance Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) fastest, (b) slowest and (c) mean response time of emergency ambulances to incidents occurring in Ribble Valley constituency was in each...

      Blood Transfusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Kettering of 14 June 2007, Official Report, column 1298W, on blood transfusions, what methodology his...

      Blood: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by his Department on marketing to increase the number of blood donors in London in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d)...

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he issues on bowel cancer screening services in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      Bowel Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been screened for bowel cancer in each year since 1997.

      British Association of Immediate Care Doctors: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he allocated to the support of British Association for Immediate Care doctors in each of the last five years.

      British Association of Immediate Care Doctors: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) performance and (b) contribution of British Association for Immediate Care doctors in the treatment of severe...

      Caesarean Sections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women opted to have a caesarean section in the last year for which figures are available.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the survival rates for (a) breast, (b) colon and (c) cervical cancer were in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Cancer: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department has incurred on (a) prostate, (b) breast, (c) testicular and (d) ovarian cancer in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in the London Borough of Havering were diagnosed with (a) breast cancer, (b) cervical cancer and (c) bowel cancer in each of the last...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce deaths from cardiovascular disease.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes have been (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last 10 years.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes with (a) 10 or fewer, (b) between 10 and 20, (c) between 30 and 50, (d) between 50 and 100 and (e) more than 100 residents have...

      Care Homes: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many registered care homes have more than 50 per cent. of employees with qualifications at NVQ level 2 or above.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to encourage (a) local authorities and (b) primary care trusts to nominate a lead person for carers' services; and how many...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cervical cancer screenings took place in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.

      Chemicals: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) neurotoxic, (ii) genotoxic, (iii) mutagenic and (iv) carcinogenic effects of...

      Coeliac Disease: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the Advisory Committee on Borderline Substances' process is for reviewing the quality, range and availability of gluten-free food products on...

      Coeliac Disease: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the provision of gluten-free food in hospital for people with coeliac disease; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists in (a) Bexley and (b) London are not accepting new NHS patients.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 24-hour overnight allowance for civil servants working for his Department and based in Leeds is when working in London.

      Disabled: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been allocated to primary care trusts for services (a) to meet the needs of disabled children and their families and (b) to meet the...

      Headaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the percentage of the population that experience regular and severe migraine and other headache-related disorders; (2)...

      Headaches: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many headache (a) medical and (b) nursing specialists operate within the NHS.

      Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) his Department's and (b) NHS expenditure central budgets held at (i) his Department and (ii) strategic health authorities have...

      Health Services: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the level of health service provision in the London Borough of Havering.

      Health Services: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health to which (a) bodies and (b) individuals his Department has issued guidance on the effect of management of applications from non-EEA nationals based on...

      Health Services: South Yorkshire

      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 Barnsley East and Mexborough...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects on increased recruitment of midwives on the (a) training, (b) recruitment and (c) retention of...

      Hidradenitis Suppurative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made in improving the treatment of hidradenitis suppurative; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many home births there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the Catholic Church to discuss the content of the Human Fertilisation and...

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of malaria there have been in each of the last five financial years for which figures are available, broken down by region.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he plans to give to patients on the (a) procedures relating to and (b) format of data relating to them in the limited data sets of the...

      Mental Health Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 748W, on the Mental Health Act 2007, when the code of practice will be finalised; when...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps will be taken to safeguard the provision of mental health advocacy services not linked to the operation of the Mental Health Act or Mental...

      Mental Health Services: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sexual assaults have taken place in NHS mental health accommodation in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date his Department agreed planned levels of NHS spending from 2008-09 to 2010-11 with HM Treasury.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of Choose and Book (a) Phase 1 release 1, (b) Phase 1 release 2 and (c) Phase 2 release 1 deliveries have been made for...

      NHS: Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was paid by the NHS to the Performing Right Society for small premises licence tariffs in each of the last five years for which data are...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) school nurses and (b) whole time equivalent school nurses have been employed in each of the last five years.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps have been taken to address childhood obesity.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps the Government has taken to increase choice for patients.

      Royal Lancaster Infirmary: MRSA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many in-patients have contracted MRSA in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary in the last 12 months.

      Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2008, Official Report, column 1194W, on screening, when developmental work to identify an integrated set of tests...

      Waiting Lists: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were waiting for operations in Hemel Hempstead constituency on 1 January 2008.

      Watford Hospital: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the private finance initiative redevelopment of Watford General Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to answer Questions 188518 and 188519 on aortic aneurysms, tabled on 20 February 2008.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many adults completed (a) part-time and (b) full-time level 3 courses in each year since 2001.

    • Chevening Scholarship Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what discussions he has held with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office on the changes in funding for the Chevening and...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) men and (b) women of each Civil Service grade are employed by his Department.

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of the hours of education provided in prisons in 2005-06 were in a structured classroom setting.

      English Language: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of courses for qualifications in English for speakers of other languages were taught in further education...

      Further Education: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his policy is on the provision of recreational courses for older people in colleges of further education; what funds...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many university students (a) in England and (b) at each university in the North East region were (i) mature students,...

      Higher Education: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people went into higher education from (a) Enfield and (b) Enfield North in each of the last 10 years.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the contribution to the UK economy made by students from overseas at educational institutions...

      Particle Accelerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on university physics departments and the physics community of withdrawal from the...

      Qualifications: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many prisoners gained an (a) academic and (b) vocational qualification in each year since 1992.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the variable threshold bands are for EU graduates who move abroad and who owe money to the Student Loans Company.

      Students: Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) whether Scottish-domiciled higher education students will have to be in possession of an identity card in order to...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what notification is required to be given to recipients of student loans on changes in the interest rates charged on such loans.

      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 introducing thresholds and rates of student loan repayments of...

  • Home Department

    • Airguns: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many injuries caused by firearms in each of the last five years were caused by airguns or airsoft guns.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether guidance has been issued to safer neighbourhood police panels on the role of councillors on such panels.

      Asylum: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on the voluntary assisted return and reintegration programme.

      British Crime Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are plans to transfer responsibility for the British Crime Survey to the Office for National Statistics, as recommended by the...

      Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who the winners of the Reducing Bureaucracy Awards Scheme were in each month since its inception.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to her answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on accountancy, how many distinct budget lines relating to her...

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) consultants and (b) agency staff were employed by her Department at the end of (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on (a) consultants and (b) agency staff in the financial years (i) 2004-05, (ii) 2005-06 and (iii) 2006-07.

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what make and model of car (a) she and (b) each Minister in her Department selected as their official ministerial car; and what criteria...

      Departmental Parliamentary Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff work in her Department's parliamentary branch; and what proportion of their time is spent on dealing with (a) Parliamentary...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is her Department's practice to attach to Written Answers hard copies of earlier replies cited in such Answers where these were...

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many Zimbabwean nationals in detention pending deportation were detained because they were found to be working illegally; (2) how...

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to be able to deport Zimbabwean nationals in detention centres pending deportation.

      Domestic Violence: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the step-by-step guide for women in black and minority ethnic communities who are victims of domestic violence.

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on bottled water in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether people who voluntarily present themselves at police stations routinely have their details added to the national DNA database.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the findings of the Crosby Review of identity assurance in respect of the Government's identity card...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Table 4 in the Identity Cards Scheme Cost report published in November 2007, (1) if she will provide a break down, by...

      Illegal Immigrants: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for compensation were made by illegal immigrants held in immigration removal centres in England and Wales in each year...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were recorded as having made a claim for asylum to a police constable in each of the last five years, broken down by...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her latest estimate is of the number of failed asylum seekers who are resident in the UK.

      Immigration Controls: Working Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of people holding working holiday visas who wish to continue their current employment under the...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when foreign nationals issued with biometric immigration documents will have their details entered on to the National Identity...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of children under 16 years of age who have been brought to the UK by parents on a visitor's visa...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ministers in her Department have had meetings with (a) Gurkha and (b) other ex-servicemen's organisations on the immigration status...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many Gurkhas who served in the Brigade of Gurkhas before 1997 have been granted UK (a) residency and (b) citizenship; (2) how...

      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, how many individual agreements have been...

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes.

      Last Resort Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding was allocated to the Last Resort Fund to assist women who have experienced domestic violence in 2007-08; and how much is to be...

      Local Government Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the terms of the agreement between Southwest One and Avon and Somerset police are; and if she will make a statement; (2) what...

      Migrant Workers: EC Enlargement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the number of self-employed workers from (a) Romania and (b) Bulgaria who arrived in Britain in 2007;...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many litres of bottled water were purchased by her Department in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) warnings, (b) cautions and (c) charges have been brought against persons for possession of knives in each of the last 10 years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition is used of (a) operational and (b) policy issues in relation to the police service and its accountability to local...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of complaints against the police were (a) upheld, (b) dismissed and (c) dropped by the complainant in each year since 1997.

      Police: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which (a) police forces and (b) other agencies will receive the portable knife arches and search wands referred to in her Department's...

      Police: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made in implementing the Taylor review on police force discipline; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on the reform of police pensions; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer vacancies of all ranks there were within (a) the Metropolitan Police Force and (b) other constabularies in each...

      Racial Hatred: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought under section 21 of the Public Order Act 1986 for using the internet to distribute or play...

      Rape: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms the Rape Performance Group will use to monitor local performance in relation to rape prosecutions.

      Serious Crime Prevention Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring serious crime prevention orders into effect.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders there were in each police authority area in each year since 2004; and how many offenders were (a)...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders in each police authority area (a) failed to comply with the notification requirements of the Sexual...

      Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of written answers by her Department were later found to contain erroneous statistics in the latest period for which figures...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will answer question 182622 on the national DNA database, tabled on 24 January 2008 by the hon. Member for Cardiff, Central; and if...

  • Treasury

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the demand elasticity with respect to the price of (a) wine, (b) spirits, (c) strong beer, lager and cider, (d) normal...

    • Bank of England: Banking Supervision

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will re-instate to the Bank of England responsibility for banking supervision.

      Bowel Cancer: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the survival rate for persons diagnosed with bowel cancer is; and what information he holds on survival rates in (a) Organisation for Economic...

      Bowel Cancer: Death

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people died from bowel cancer in each year since 1997.

      Civil Servants: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the proposed relocation of civil servants as recommended by the Gershon review is progressing according to plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Construction: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people were recruited into the construction industry in each year since 1997; (2) how many people were employed in the construction industry...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the average debt (a) excluding and (b) including mortgages of (i) women and (ii) men aged between 22 and 29 years in each...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at how many events held by his Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what assessment his Department has made...

      Departmental Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials notified his Department that they intended to work for (a) British Aerospace, (b) British Airways, (c) BP, (d) Shell, (e) Rolls...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on (a) alcohol and (b) entertaining in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) Ministers in his Department staying overnight in (i)...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12 months; and how many staff...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on speech coaching and related consultancy for Ministers in his Department in each of the last 24 months.

      Emigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people emigrated from (a) the UK and (b) Merseyside between 2001 and 2007.

      Employment Agencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1365W, on Employment Agencies, what recruitment agencies his Department has used in each...

      Employment: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were in employment in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last 11 years.

      Employment: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) full and (b) part-time jobs there were in the City of York in each year since 1997.

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual cost to the Exchequer of resuming the rolling exemption from vehicle excise duty for historic vehicles over 35 years of age...

      Food: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the average annual salary was spent on food at the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Foreign Workers: Enfield

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the number of migrant workers in Enfield North constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      HM Revenue and Customs: Bonuses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 537W, on HM Revenue and Customs: bonuses, how many HM Revenue and Customs staff received...

      HM Revenue and Customs: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Answer of 22 February 2008, Official Report, column 1117W, on fraud in HM Revenue and Customs, what his estimate is of the cost to the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of migration (a) into and (b) out of Britain by (i) British citizens, (ii) non-British EU citizens and (iii) non-EU citizens in each age...

      Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average earnings were for each income decile of (a) men and (b) women aged between 22 and 29 years in each region in the latest five years for...

      Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people had annual employment incomes of (a) below £10,000, (b) between 10,000 and £30,000, broken down by £1,000 intervals, (c)...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the net effect on income tax receipts of imposing a 50 per cent. rate on those earning £100,000 and over per annum and...

      Income: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the decile boundary earnings were for (a) London and (b) each London borough in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available, broken...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 20 December 2005, Official Report, column 2799W, on infant mortality, what the infant mortality rate was in each year since...

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes.

      Life Expectancy: Essex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of average life expectancy for (a) men and (b) women in (i) Castle Point constituency and (ii) Essex in (A) 1997 and (B)...

      Life Expectancy: Lancashire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average life expectancy is for (a) men and (b) women in (i) Chorley and (ii) Lancashire; and what it was in 1997.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter of 18 February 2008, from the hon. Member for Walsall North, regarding a constituent, ref: 4/31644/2008.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his estimate is of the number of people in mortgage arrears by (a) up to three months, (b) three to six months, (c) six to nine months and...

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has paid to external advisers for advice on Northern Rock in 2007-08; and how much has been paid to each such adviser.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish Goldman Sachs' assessment of his Department's plan to guarantee bonds for Northern Rock; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timescale has been identified for the repayment of loans advanced to Northern Rock; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Richard Branson's consortium for Northern Rock includes the Far Eastern Investment Corporation.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government plan to underwrite the repayment of Northern Rock's entire subordinated debt.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of the advice provided to his Department by Goldman Sachs on Northern Rock; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government plan to dispose of Northern Rock's Guernsey-based subsidiary, Northern Rock Guernsey Ltd., following nationalisation.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Northern Rock's Denmark subsidiary, Northern Rock Bank Danmark filial is subject to orders made under the Banking (Special Provisions) Act 2008.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many depositors there are at Northern Rock Bank Danmark filial; and what the value of its assets is.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) dates of and (b) attendance at meetings between his Department and Goldman Sachs on the temporary public ownership of Northern Rock has been.

      Northern Rock: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he estimates his Department will pay to (a) lawyers and (b) bankers for advice concerning Northern Rock.

      Northern Rock: Charitable Donations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) charitable and (b) other donations had been committed by Northern Rock and remained unpaid at the entry into force of the Northern Rock plc...

      Northern Rock: Guernsey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what value of deposits in Northern Rock Bank (Guernsey) are from (a) Egypt, (b) South Africa and (c) Zimbabwe.

      Northern Rock: Nationalisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effect of nationalisation of Northern Rock on holders of Northern Rock's callable debt securities.

      Northern Rock: Nationalisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he first received a draft of the Banking (Special Provisions) Bill; (2) when HM Treasury first consulted (a) the Bank of England and (b) the...

      Northern Rock: Nationalisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the extent and scope of his responsibilities and accountability to Parliament in relation to the activity of Northern Rock...

      Operation Airbridge

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the budget is for Operation (a) Airbridge and (b) Wentbridge.

      Personal Care Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of (a) hairdressers and (b) beauty salons in England.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 4.16 in the Budget document, Ending child poverty: everybody's business, what (a) high and (b) low estimates have been made...

      Press

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total annual cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many private finance initiative projects have included (a) a leisure component and (b) a library.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the performance of private finance initiative projects that have included a leisure component.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the needs assessment that preceded the introduction of the Barnett formula that the Prime Minister referred to in...

      Research and Development Tax Credit: Video Games

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many UK video games development companies received the research and development tax credit in each year since its inception.

      Revenue and Customs: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of appeals against seizure of excise goods by HM Revenue and Custom officers resulted in the restoration of goods to importers in the most...

      Revenue and Customs: Boats

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many boats HM Revenue and Customs has; how much each cost to (a) purchase and (b) run in 2007-08; and what they are used for.

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 1017W, on Revenue and Customs: data protection, how many hours per week data guardians are...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 371W, on VAT: uniforms, what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the...

      Smuggling: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of revenue lost due to fuel smuggling into Northern Ireland in the last 12 months.

      Unemployment: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the (a) male and (b) female population of each London borough were (i) unemployed and (ii) economically inactive in each year since 2000.

      VAT: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1227W, on VAT: fraud, which paragraph of the National Identity Scheme Delivery Plan 2008...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2008, Official Report, column 1490W, on voluntary work, what special leave entitlement is available to staff to take...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of the Parliamentary Ombudsman's recommendations in (a) Tax Credits: Putting things right and (b) Tax Credits: Getting it wrong have been accepted;...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer at which locations staff operating the tax credit system are based; and how many staff worked at each site in each financial year since April 2003.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) for what reasons HM Revenue and Customs pays compensation to tax credit claimants; and how the amount of compensation is determined; (2) how many...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax credit has been overpaid as a result of the claimant not providing an annual return to HM Revenue and Customs in each year since the...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average tax credit overpayment was in each year since 2003.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether academies will be included in the new funding regime announced in Raising Expectations: enabling the system to deliver;...

    • Apprentices: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many apprenticeships were (a) available and (b) taken up in the London borough of Enfield in each of the last five years.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects to (a) receive and (b) approve the first Building Schools for the Future proposal for (i) Barnet, (ii) Bexley,...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2007, Official Report, columns 1254-5W, on Capita, what the contract compliance process...

      Children in Care: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 16-year-olds in care obtained (a) at least one GCSE at any grade, (b) at least one GCSE at grades A* to C,...

      Children: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what data his Department holds on the comparative academic performance of children from armed forces families and civilian families.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) childcarers in daycare settings and (b) childminders in (i) Basingstoke constituency, (ii)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female childminders were classified as from socio-economic backgrounds...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female childminders were (i) white and (ii) black and minority ethnic...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to review the work of local Safeguarding Children's boards; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received from (a) the Association of Police Authorities, (b) the Crown Prosecution Service,...

      Children: Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children under the age of 16 years were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection in each of the last five years,...

      Citizenship: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Stafford on 23 October 2007, Official Report, column 213W, on the curriculum:...

      Citizenship: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what plans he has to improve the coverage of citizenship in schools, with particular reference to the coverage of political...

      Citizenship: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what plans he has to develop (a)(i) full and (ii) joint citizenship GCSEs and (b) citizenship A-levels; (2) what plans...

      Citizenship: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many citizenship teachers studied citizenship (a) at initial teacher training and (b) in continuing professional development.

      Civil Service Appeal Board

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

      Departmental Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many officials from his Department, broken down by grade, attended the cross-government working group on anti-Semitism on 15...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester...

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons his Department's spending detailed in the Budget 2008 Red Book was lower than that set out in the 2007 Pre-Budget...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to...

      Family Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was allocated to the Family Fund in each of the past 10 years; how much has been allocated for (a) 2007-08 and (b)...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the level of diversity of foster care providers; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the post-16 education and training participation rate is in (a) Bexley, (b) Bournemouth, (c) Buckinghamshire, (d) Kent,...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in each local authority achieved fewer than 30 per cent. A* to C grades at GCSE in each of the last two years; and...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools had fewer than (a) 25 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 35 per cent. and (d) 40 per cent. of children...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools had fewer than (a) 25 per cent., (b) 30 per cent., (c) 35 per cent. and (d) 40 per cent. of children...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the 10 most commonly studied, non-compulsory subjects taken to GCSE level were in the latest period for which figures...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of 16 year olds were entered for (a) GCSE English, (b) GCSE mathematics and (c) one or more GCSEs in...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education: Home Schooling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children educated at home had achieved five GCSEs graded at A* to C by the age of 16 years in each year since...

      Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools were without a permanent head teacher for more than three months in the...

      Inclusive Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the value is of each contract his Department holds with Inclusive Technology.

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what payments his Department and its predecessor have made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes.

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times a Minister from his Department has written to all (a) primary head teachers, (b) secondary head teachers and (c)...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of his Department's progress towards achieving the five aims of the music manifesto.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much each local authority has spent on educational music services in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils aged under 11 years were in pupil referral units in each year since 1997.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average public expenditure per pupil on education for each age of pupil was in each (a) region and (b) London borough...

      Pupils: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many individuals have been allocated a unique pupil number (UPN); and whether data held on each pupil via the UPN record are...

      Reading: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local education authorities participated in the (a) initial and (b) subsequent pilot using synthetic phonics to teach...

      School Improvement Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) who is responsible for (a) employing and (b) setting the salary of school improvement partners; (2) what advice he has...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) selective places and (b) applicants for those places there were in each local authority with schools that selected...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have submitted plans to his Department on how they will reduce the number of surplus places in their...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school days have been lost as a result of schools having to close temporarily during term-time in each year since 1997;...

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department holds on the standard of existing school buildings; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have received funding for Bikeability training, broken down by local authority area.

      Schools: Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were (a) built and (b) fitted with fire suppression systems in each of the last five years; and if he will make...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the proposal to reduce the size of school governing bodies contained within...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were in Ofsted categories since 1997 and are no longer in such categories.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were closed on the grounds of poor performance in each of the last 10 years.

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what undertakings on school placements have been given to parents on Canvey Island following the decision to close Furtherwick school.

      Secondary Education: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans there are to introduce small group tuition into secondary schools.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children have special educational needs; and what forecasts there are for the likely percentage in future years.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1101W, on specialised diplomas, what estimate he has made of...

      Specialised Diplomas: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils are entitled to free school meals in each maintained school that will not be offering the full range of...

      Teachers: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many documents were sent from his Department to head teachers of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools either in hard copy...

      Teachers: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers left full-time teaching in London in each of the last five years.

      Teachers: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of primary school teachers joining the profession had a (a) C, (b) B, (c) A and (d) A* in (i)...

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2008, Official Report, column 196W, on teaching methods, (1) how many secondary schools will...

      Truancy: Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many fixed penalty notices have been issued in relation to condoned absenteeism of pupils; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) males aged between 16 and 64 years and (b) females aged between 16 and 59 years were not in education, employment...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 14 to 16 year olds spent time in a further education college studying for a vocational qualification in the last 12 months.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Arms Length Management Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the remaining Round 6 arms-length management organisations will be informed of the results of their bids for decent homes...

    • Caravan Sites: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she plans to take on the absence of proposals from Kent county council for the provision of permanent gypsy sites.

      Councillors: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements local authorities have to establish independent remuneration panels before increasing councillors' allowances...

      Departmental Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department plans to publish its sustainable operations policy statement.

      Fire Services: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many accidents there were involving fire engines on emergency calls in (a) Castle Point constituency and (b) Essex in each...

      First Time Buyers: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance her Department provides to local first-time buyers living in smaller coastal communities.

      Homebuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been sold or part-sold under Social Homebuy in each month since the commencement of the scheme.

      Homelessness: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were accepted as eligible for assistance for homelessness in Newcastle upon Tyne in each quarter from 1...

      Housing: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were used by Tamworth Borough Council to house disabled people in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 1996W, on housing: disabled, what the cost to the public...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of Government receipts from right to buy sales have been spent on housing in the last 10 years, broken down by...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what plans her Department has for provision of affordable housing in (a) Enfield and (b) Greater London; (2) what steps...

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for development consent she estimates the proposed Infrastructure Planning Commission will deal with...

      Infrastructure Planning Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the likely costs for her Department of setting up the Infrastructure Planning Commission proposed...

      Infrastructure Planning Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the likely annual running costs of the Infrastructure Planning Commission proposed in the Planning...

      Local Authorities: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on safeguarding public money when outsourcing services overseas; what...

      Local Government Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legislation governs the powers of the Local Government Ombudsman; what changes have been made to that legislation since...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of local government restructuring on the level of council reserves in councils facing...

      Manton Community Alliance Neighbourhood Management Pathfinder: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from the public purse Manton Community Alliance neighbourhood management pathfinder received in each year since...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Woking dated 6 February, 27 February and 5 March 2008 on Mr. Graham...

      Minister for the East of England: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what issues the Minister for the East of England has worked on that apply directly to Essex since her appointment.

      Minister for the East of England: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times the Minister for the East of England has visited Essex since her appointment; and for what reasons.

      Planning Permission: Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications opposed by the Environment Agency on the basis of flood risk were subject to scrutiny by the...

      Planning: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether she has considered amending planning guidance to ensure that private children's homes require planning permission...

      Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of the press offices of (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in...

      Southwest One

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the business case related to the provision of public services by single joint...

      Southwest One

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what contractual provisions on (a) accountability, (b) audit and (c) assurance of value for money there are in the...

      Southwest One

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions took place with (a) the South West Regional Development Agency and (b) the Government Office of the South...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Future Rapid Effects System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of each of the categories of future rapid effects system vehicles they expect to procure, following the Defence Planning Round 2008.

    • Armed Forces: Joint Strike Fighter

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have considered the concerns expressed by the United States General Accountability Office in its report of 11 March, Impact of Recent Decisions on...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the net cash requirement for the Armed Forces pension scheme is calculated; and What matters arose in the financial year 2007—08 which caused the cash...

      Benefits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure that all work-related better-off calculations currently made by JobcentrePlus take full account of any potential loss of access to...

      Benefits: Incapacity

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On the latest figures, how many people in the City of Manchester were (a) claiming incapacity benefit; and (b) have been claiming incapacity benefit for more than...

      Bloody Sunday: Saville Inquiry

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much has been spent to date on Ministry of Defence lawyers for the Saville inquiry.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what circumstances a foreign citizen married to a United Kingdom citizen and living in the United Kingdom can become a British citizen.

      Care Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to improve the support for young people with caring responsibilities.

      CCTV

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they have taken to implement the recommendations on privacy and data protection in the National CCTV Strategy.

      Climate Change: Emissions Trading

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they intend to introduce the new carbon emissions trading schemes.

      Climate Change: Levy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What has been the impact of the climate change levy on levels of employment in manufacturing industries; and What is the relationship between the climate change...

      Climate Change: Norfolk

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress is being made by the Environment Agency in its study into the effects of climate change on the Norfolk Broads; and what funding has been made...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 12 March (WA 235) and 13 March (WA 252) regarding representation of views on human cloning, how the...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which therapies and clinical trials currently use adult stem cells; and which currently use embryonic stem cells.

      e-MERLIN

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they propose to develop the e-MERLIN radio-telescope project.

      Energy: Biofuels

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to ensure that biofuels are grown in a sustainable manner and that future production targets for transportation fuels in the United...

      Environment Agency

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Brabners Chaffee Street were engaged to act on behalf of the Environment Agency or the Environment Agency Wales from November 2007; and if so, what has...

      Flooding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many homes are at risk from (a) river and (b) coastal flooding in (1) Great Yarmouth, (2) Norfolk and (3) East Anglia.

      Flooding: River Yare

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration is being given to the proposal for a flood barrier across the River Yare.

      Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to guarantee food security in staples such as rice, maize and wheat in the United Kingdom and internationally.

      Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the effect of climate change on the security of food supplies.

      Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action is being proposed internationally to alleviate anticipated global food shortages resulting from climate change and increases in the global population.

      Government: Mobile Phone Contracts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they hold any contracts with mobile phone operators; and, if so, under what conditions.

      Health: Immunisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What coverage they provide in the immunisation of children with DPT3, OPV3 and measles vaccine.

      Housing: Roof Gardens

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take to encourage growth in the number of commercial and domestic roof gardens in the United Kingdom over the next five years.

      Immigration: Medical Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What lessons they have drawn from the case of Ama Sumani in Ghana; and whether they would allow an asylum-seeker to remain temporarily in this country for dialysis...

      Iraq: Asylum Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Iraqis applied for asylum in each quarter of the past 12 months; how many have been accepted as refugees; and how many in both categories applied on...

      Olympic Games 2012: Carbon Emissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the likely total carbon emissions from all transport connected with the 2012 Olympics, including preparation, training in the United...

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What provisions are in place to encourage brothel owners to approach the police with evidence of trafficking in women.

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prosecutions for trafficking there have been under UK Pentameter 2; and how that compares with UK Pentameter 1.

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Of the 134 people charged under UK Pentameter 1, how many were convicted; and what sentences they received.

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many staff each police force has dedicated to working on UK Pentameter 2.

      Polygamy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 26 February (WA 118), what is their social welfare policy on polygamous marriages.

      Prisoners: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of people who have served a prison sentence in Northern Ireland were released on 50 per cent remission during the past five years.

      Roads: A3 Speed Camera

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many speeding motorists were observed by the mobile speed camera located on the north-east carriageway of the A3 just before the Hook underpass during the...

      Shipping: Piracy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many British-flagged or British-owned ships have been subject to piracy in each of the past five years.

      St Andrews Agreement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the exact wording on human rights in Northern Ireland in the agreement reached at St Andrews in 2006; and who was party to the agreement.

      Toxic Chemicals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many companies have manufactured polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) in the United Kingdom; at what sites; and when PCB production ceased.

      Waste Management: Chemical Waste

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether municipal waste disposal sites in England and Wales have received chemical wastes from Monsanto; if so, how many such sites there are; and whether these...

      Water Supply

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What outcome they expect from the review of competition between water companies in the light of practical limits to intraregional competition.

      Women: Personal Violence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they will take to assist women subject to violence following the closure of half the former rape crisis centres.

      Women: Personal Violence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the report No Recourse— No Safety, published by Amnesty International and the Southall Black Sisters.

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