Written answers

Thursday, 3 April 2008

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Betting Shops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many fixed-odds betting terminals were located in Tote betting shops at the latest date for which figures are available.

    • National Lottery: Play

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the funding available under the Big Lottery Fund Children's Play initiative has been (a) committed and (b) spent.

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) his Department (b) its agencies in each of the last nine years.

      Sports: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of charities running local authority sports and leisure centres which provide access to spas or...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Bone Diseases: Death

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people died from ankylosing spondylitis in each year since 1997 in (a) England and (b) each region.

    • Charities: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many of his Department's leaflets raising public awareness of the problem of bogus charity clothing collections have been distributed to date;...

      Employment: Houghton and Washington East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people were in employment in Houghton and Washington East constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Iraq: Documents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) pursuant to the Answer of 29 February 2008, Official Report, column 2025W, on Iraq: documents, how the detailed comments passed on by Ann...

      Liverpool

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) if he will make a statement on his visit to Liverpool, West Derby constituency on 1 February 2008; at whose invitation he attended; where he...

      Non-profit Making Associations: Community Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he is taking to support the community work of social enterprises providing services for vulnerable user groups.

      Non-profit Making Associations: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the potential for third sector organisations to assist in the delivery of public services for those with learning...

      Public Participation

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

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester of 25 February 2008, Official...

    • Electoral Commission: Grants

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, columns 2241-2W, on Electoral...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Freedom of Information: Requests for Data Held

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2008, Official Report, column 89W, on Freedom of Information to the hon....

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what initiatives for which she is responsible have been advertised to the public; and at what cost.

    • Legacy Action Plan

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she expects the Legacy Action Plan to be published.

      Olympic Delivery Authority

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) for how long a paper copy of the Olympic Delivery Authority's (a) register of interests and (b) register of gifts and hospitality has existed; and for...

      Olympic Delivery Authority: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what guidance the Government has given to the Olympic Delivery Authority on openness, transparency and accountability in dealing with requests from members of...

      Olympic Delivery Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many members of staff are employed by the Olympic Delivery Authority; and what teams they work in.

      Olympic Games 2012: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Henley of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 47W, on Olympic Games 2012: training, what the (a) level...

      Olympic Games 2012: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Henley of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 47W, on Olympic Games 2012: training, how many training...

      Olympic Games: China

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will hold discussions with (a) the International Olympics Committee and (b) the Chinese authorities to urge them not to include the Tibetan...

  • Prime Minister

    • Advisory Committee on Business Appointments: Standards

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will assess the effectiveness of the work of the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments.

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the IT system of 10 Downing Street is able to provide a record of Wikipedia entries (a) created and (b) amended from within his Office.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister what the (a) total staffing cost and (b) average annual salary of members of the Number 10 policy unit was in each of the last five years.

  • Wales

    • Average Earnings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the average annual (a) earnings were and (b) household income was in Wales in each of the last three years.

    • Brofiscin Quarry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when Rhondda Cynon Taff Council were first advised by the Environment Agency to expect receipt of a list of appropriate persons in respect of the pollution...

      Brofiscin Quarry: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2243W, on Brofiscin Quarry: hazardous substances, what the timetable is for the...

      Brofiscin Quarry: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1300W, on hazardous substances: Brofiscin quarry, what the original planned date for...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill (HL) 2007-08

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will hold discussions with the Health Minister in the Welsh Assembly Government on the effects of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, if...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) amount and (b) number of cases of fraud in the access to work scheme in the last 12 months; and what...

    • Consumer Goods: Nanotechnology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many products containing free nanoparticles are available in the UK consumer market.

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff his Department recruited in each of the last 10 years; what proportion of these did not have their employment continued at the...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effect on his Department's expenditure of using (a) UK Mail and (b) Royal Mail for its correspondence.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether consideration has been given to applying gender responsive budgeting to his Department's budget.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions where the "Risking It All—Targeting Benefit Thieves" newsletter has been distributed to; how it was decided where to deliver them; and...

      Employment: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to support people with acute learning disabilities into sustainable work.

      Housing Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households received housing benefit in each quarter since 1990, broken down by parliamentary constituency.

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of extending the eligibility criteria to cover mortgage repayments in addition to...

      Ministers: Pay

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

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) public and (b) private sector open defined benefit occupational pension schemes there were in each year since 1997.

      Poverty: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans his Department has to tackle disability poverty.

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last nine years.

      Social Security Benefits: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 16, what information his Department holds on the benefits available to UK...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities the Government plans to enter reservations against when...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on his Department's bee health strategy.

    • Bluetongue Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to promote uptake of the bluetongue vaccination among farmers.

      Carbon Emissions: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken in pursuance of the statement of the UK/India summit on 21 January that long-term convergence of...

      Cement: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what monitoring systems are in place for assessing the levels of particles produced by cement works.

      Chemicals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in what circumstances the Environment Agency attributes aroclors to groups of polychlarinated biphenyl congeners.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK if the Wilkins Ice Shelf continues to melt at its current rate.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what analysis his Department has carried out of possible links between recent flooding incidents in the UK and global warming.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey,...

      Departmental Intranet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2716W, on the departmental intranet, whether his...

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost was of overnight accommodation for (a) civil servants, (b) special advisers and (c) Ministers in his...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for his Department and its agencies were in each of the last...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on pot plants in each of the last five years.

      Energy: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy that assessments of buildings systems energy performance are undertaken within the scope of the...

      Energy: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the Energy-using Products Directive; and from whom.

      Environment Protection: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the (i) energy usage and (ii) environmental impact of plasma...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to promote Fair Trade Fortnight 2008 among staff within his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 400W, on what additional funding he is providing for...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with Natural England on opportunities for using land for water storage to prevent flooding...

      Floods: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to improve the resilience of local authorities to surface water flooding in light of the Pitt...

      Floods: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of (a) proposed new and (b) existing homes in the Thames Gateway Interim plan area are within areas...

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government have taken to cut carbon dioxide emissions across Whitehall.

      Heating: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals for a system of grading heating controls according to their energy efficiency to meet the...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures are in place to ensure that work carried out by firms under the Warm Front scheme is of a satisfactory standard.

      Horses: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential for cases of African horse sickness to arise in England.

      Incinerators: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps his Department is taking to monitor particles derived from the incineration of waste; (2) whether his...

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes.

      Local Government: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to assist local authorities in tackling climate change.

      Northern Rock: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Northern Rock bank is subject to the provisions of the Environmental Information Regulations.

      Recycling: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what support is available to local authorities who want to increase levels of battery recycling; (2) what plans he has...

      Recycling: Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of batteries were recycled in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency in each of the last five years.

      Sewage: Morecambe Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely impact of the application (ref 017280252) from United Utilities to vary discharge...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many solar energy panels there were in the UK in 2003; and how many panels there were at the most recent date for which...

  • Justice

    • Bereavement Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he will take into account (a) commitments made in the Department of Health's Action Plan in response to the National Audit of Epilepsy Related...

    • Courts: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what security measures courts are required to put in place to deal with instances of disorder in the courtroom.

      Criminal Proceedings: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will commission research to establish how many people are awaiting trial under weights and measures legislation for using imperial weights and measures.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte and (f)...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Drug Industry: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pharmaceutical companies have been prosecuted for withholding information regarding their products since 1992.

      Firearms Act 1968: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1924-26W, on the Firearms Act 1968: convictions, what proportion of those convicted...

      Firearms Act 1968: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 February 2008, Official Report, column 1924W, on Firearms Act 1968: convictions, how many people over the age of 18 years...

      Firearms: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people convicted of carrying an illegal firearm under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 received the mandatory sentence...

      Law Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community law centres there are; and how many closed in each of the last 10 years.

      Law Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many community law centres have given notice to his Department and the Legal Services Commission of an inability to continue (a) to operate and (b)...

      Law Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent through the Legal Services Commission on community law centres in each of the last 10 years.

      National Offender Management Service: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) cost reductions and (b) efficiency gains have been achieved by the National Offender Management Service since its inception.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of (a) prison officers and (b) other prison staff to prisoners was in each (i) contracted-out and (ii) public prison in each of the last...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) high and (b) medium security psychiatric beds exist in (i) prison facilities and (ii) health facilities used by the Prison Service; and...

      Prisons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received from Wrexham County Borough Council on the provision of a prison in North Wales in the last 12 months.

      Property Rights: Cohabitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to respond to the Law Commission proposals to reform the property rights of cohabiting couples published in July 2007.

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the delivery of internet sex offender programmes in probation areas in Wales against delivery timetables in (a)...

      Tribunals: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will instruct employment tribunals to (a) award costs against and (b) reflect in the value of awards those bringing or defending a claim...

      Young Offender Institutions: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what his policy is on the use of restraints in establishments for young offenders; and if he will make a statement; (2) on how many occasions...

  • Transport

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether (a) the Civil Aviation Authority and (b) her Department has commissioned research on the effect of oil leaks of engines on passengers and...

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations she has received from the airline industry on illnesses caused by chemicals from oils and lubricants leaking into cabin air supplies.

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many representations she has received from (a) airline pilots, (b) passengers and (c) air crew on illnesses relating to cabin air contaminated...

      Biofuels: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much bio-fuel has been imported in the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Boats: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration she has given to making arrangements under the new boatmasters' licences to give dispensations to boatmasters operating in Category...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) bus and (b) rail passenger journeys were made in each region in each year since 1997.

      Bypasses: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many construction projects for trunk road bypasses have been authorised since May 2005.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what visits she made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester Central, (d) Scottish...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Wikipedia entries have been (a) created and (b) amended (i) by (A) special advisers, (B) Ministers and (C) communications officials and (ii)...

      Heathrow Airport: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will commission an independent scientific report into the likely environmental impact of a third runway at Heathrow.

      Lorries: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make it a requirement that left hand driven lorries operating in the UK be fitted with additional wing mirrors to improve safety of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Totnes of 21 February 2008 about the boatmasters' licences in relation to South Sands Ferry.

      Motorcycles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information her Department holds on carbon dioxide emissions from motorcycles, broken down by (a) engine size and (b) manufacturer.

      Public Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding was provided to (a) regions and (b) local authorities to provide local public transport in each of the last five years; and how much...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to promote the integration of rail and bus ticketing systems.

      Railway Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new railway stations were built with public funding in (a) South Tyneside, (b) Tyne and Wear, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each...

      Railways: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train journeys originating in Yorkshire and the Humber in the last 12 months have been made in trains with no more than one carriage; what...

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the level of congestion on trunk roads and motorways on the afternoon of 8 February 2008; what figures she collates on...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations her Department has received on the prioritisation of (a) the A1 Elkesley flyover and (b) improvements to the A57 in major...

      Transport: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much capital funding from the public purse was provided to transport infrastructure in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) Tyne and...

      Woodhead Tunnel and Cross-Pennine Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment she has made of the feasibility of maintaining Woodhead tunnel fit for future rail operations should the National Grid lay...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she expects to reply to Question 185523 tabled on 4 February 2008 by the hon. Member for Eddisbury on Wikipedia.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of progress on the Post Office network change programme; and if he will make a...

    • Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the management of Post Office Ltd about the provision of Government services...

      Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make a statement on recent progress made by the Post Office network change programme.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effect of Article 5(2) of the proposed European directive on the promotion of the...

      Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had on the possibility of making an order under the Competition Act 1998 to allow...

      Sub-Post Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make a statement on the future of sub-post offices.

      Energy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effect of recent rises in the cost of energy for (a) domestic and (b) business...

      Energy Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with domestic energy supply companies on their pricing arrangements.

      Post Office Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the impact of post office closures on local services.

      Lending Practices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to prevent unscrupulous lending practices.

      Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his policy is on development of new coal-fired power stations.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of work days lost to UK industries each year through (a) alcohol and (b)...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to reduce the regulatory burden on businesses and the voluntary sector.

      Consumer Goods: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he plans to take to ensure that UK consumers can identify products containing free nanoparticles.

      Minimum Wage: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of women who are likely to be affected by the increase in the national minimum...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the effect on costs has been of applying practices from Nuclear Decommissioning Authority sites to the discharge...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances there were of equipment of the armed forces being lost in transit either (a) en route to and (b) in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq in...

    • Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cluster munitions have been deployed in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; how many were deployed (i) during active hostilities and (ii) since such...

      Armed Forces: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many female members of the army who are considered combat effective use hormonal applications.

      Armed Forces: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what proportion of the stockpile of A/H5N1 vaccine for use in the event of an influenza pandemic has been allocated for vaccination of (a)...

      Armed Forces: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 24W, what quantity of anti-virals is held at Permanent Joint Headquarters; and if he...

      Armed Forces: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with NATO in the last 12 months on the creation of a joint stockpile of (a) pharmaceutical and (b) other...

      Armed Forces: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many treatment courses of anti-virals are held at (a) role 2 and (b) role 3 medical units, as stated in paragraph 14 of the Defence Medical...

      Armed Forces: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many courses of anti-virals are now pre-positioned in Permanent joint overseas bases, as stated in paragraph 14 of the Defence Medical Services...

      Armed Forces: Transexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many transgender sergeants in the process of transition serving in the Army in Germany are (a) receiving medication for their condition in country...

      Armed Forces: Transexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the downgrading of a transgender officer to P7, (combat ineffective), can be determined solely on grounds of hormonal reasons; (2) whether...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were employed at Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston in each of the last five years.

      Contingencies Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 March 2008, Official Report, column 18WS, on the Contingencies Fund, what the unforeseen pension...

      Defence Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will put in place mechanisms by which Defence Equipment and Support will be required to report on its annual expenditure and activities to the House.

      Departmental Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) departmental officials and (b) officers of the armed services notified his Department that they intended to work for (i) British...

      Diego Garcia: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list by rank those members of the armed forces serving in Diego Garcia.

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2008, Official Report, column 2710W, on drinking water, how much his Department spent on provision of bottled...

      Iraq: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in al-Basra Province.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) target and (b) actual percentage serviceability rate is of each (i) helicopter and (ii) air transport aircraft in the Armed Forces.

      Royal Irish Regiment: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the ratio of female to male soldiers was in the Home Service (a) part-time and (b) full-time Royal Irish Regiment on 1 July 2000.

      Sea King Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which marks of Sea King helicopters have been fitted with high intensity strobe lights; and when this equipment was installed; (2) when high...

      Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what orders for bearskin caps for the Guards Regiments are (a) outstanding and (b) planned.

      Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken by his Department to identify an alternative material to bearskin for Guards Regiments caps.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to object for operational flying reasons to the proposed erection of six wind turbines at Guestwick in Norfolk.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK has spent on the Afghan Drug Programme in each year since 2003; what drug programmes his Department has funded...

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government spent on programmes to reduce opium production in Afghanistan in each year since 2001.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to regulate the activities of UK private security firms operating in (a) Afghanistan and (b) elsewhere...

      Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the legal status is of the US facilities at RAF Menwith Hill and RAF Fylingdales; and on what international treaties their...

      Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment was made of the relative effectiveness of Commonwealth Scholarships and Chevening Scholarships for Commonwealth...

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on UK military assistance to the High Mountain Battalions of the Colombian Army from the...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Colombian government on the recent murders of trades unionists (a) Carlos Burbano and...

      Commonwealth: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultations took place with (a) the Commonwealth Scholarships Commission and (b) other external interests before the...

      Departmental Contacts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contracts were awarded by his Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey,...

      Diplomatic Service: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials of the diplomatic service notified his Department that they intended to work in any capacity for (a) British...

      EC Countries: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to work closely with (a) Poland and (b) the Czech Republic on EU matters; and if he will make a...

      EU Common Foreign and Security Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy will be able to represent the UK's...

      European Union: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will ensure that the criteria for the distribution of the UK's portion of the fund to be allocated to public communication...

      France: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the French government on that government's duty under EU rules to (a) keep open French ports...

      Gaza: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with (i) the Government of Israel, (ii) the Government of Egypt and...

      International Cooperation: Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) EU partners and (b) the wider international community on the eradication of...

      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 (i) Arab states and (ii) the...

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) UK representatives have had with (i) members and (ii)...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken to assist democratic reform in Nigeria.

      Palestinians: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of (a) progress on implementation of the Palestinian Reform and Development Plan and (b) the...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that UK funding to the Palestinian Authority is spent on frontline services to help the...

      Poland: Treaty of Lisbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Polish Government on ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon; and if he will make a...

      PricewaterhouseCoopers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has awarded any contracts to PricewaterhouseCoopers since 2000.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of the recent meeting in Geneva between Abdul Wahid al-Nur of the Sudanese Liberation Movement and the five...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the European Parliament on taking steps to combat and prevent terrorism.

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of China on the right of cultural expression in Tibet.

      Treaty of Lisbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of progress in ratifying the Lisbon treaty in other EU member states; and if he will make a statement.

      UN World Conference Against Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his officials have had with counterparts in (a) the United States and (b) the United Nations on the decision...

  • International Development

    • Burma: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with (a) the World Food Programme and (b) other UN bodies on a potential famine in Chin state, western Burma.

    • CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1273, on CDC, what the 79 CDC subsidiary companies are; in which...

      Departmental Coordination: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had on the Delivery Agreement for Public Service Agreement 29 with (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the reasons were for his Department's £91 million use of end year flexibility.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of his Department's contribution to Public Service Agreements (a) 3, (b) 25, (c) 27 and (d) 30.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the likely date for the next update of progress on indicators (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3, (d) 4 and (e) 7...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made towards his Department's April deadline for establishing the baseline data for the eight indicators...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      Gaza: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Gaza; and what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) at risk...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was allocated by his Department to non-governmental organisations providing international relief or development aid in each...

      Pakistan: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) refugees and (b) internally displaced people resident in (i) Pakistan and...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by his Department in each of the last nine years.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government has taken to improve the lives of children in care.

    • Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) average and (b) recommended number of hours per week spent on (i) mathematics, (ii) English, (iii) science, (iv)...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many (a) referrals and (b) letters of notification were received by the Department in each of the last five years from...

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will list each of his Department's (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies, setting out in each case their (i)...

      Intimidation: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle online bullying.

      Teachers: Educational Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to his Department of the Teachers TV channel was in each of the last five years.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the rate of unauthorised absence was in (a) Cornwall, (b) the South West and (c) England in each year since 1979.

      Young People: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government has taken to assist disadvantaged young people in the West Midlands since 1997.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department, its predecessor and its agencies spent on staff working on (a) marketing and (b) branding in the...

    • Kelvin Business School

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) prior to its removal from the Register of Education and Training Providers on 19 July 2007, on what dates official...

      Nanotechnology: Public Participation and Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what plans he has to take forward public engagement on nanotechnologies; and how his plans for public engagement will...

      Performing Right Society: Licences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how much the Performing Right Society collected from the issuing of music licences in each of the last five years for...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aggregates: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how the amounts set out in the regional guidelines for land-won sand and gravel production for the South East set out in...

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will (a) collate information on allotment provision held at a local level, (b) encourage local authorities to devote...

      Audit Commission: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the rate of employer contributions is to the pension scheme of which employees at the Audit Commission for England and...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition her Department uses of (a) zero-carbon and (b) carbon neutral.

      Casinos: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 545W, on casinos: planning permission, if she will place in...

      Civil Service Appeal Board

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

      Community Relations: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) support and (b) guidance her Department gives to local projects to support the social interaction of elderly people...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, columns 963-4W, on council tax, when the table will be deposited in...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many consultants were employed by her Department in each month since January 2007; and what the total cost of such...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts were awarded by her Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey,...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what audits her Department and its agencies have carried out in relation to personal data and IT equipment in each of the last...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what visits she made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, on departmental intranet, how many Wikipedia entries have been (a)...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on publicity and advertising in 2007-08.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments her Department has made to opinion research companies other than Ipsos MORI in the last 12 months; at what cost;...

      Development: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 644W, on regional planning and development: standards,...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy that input matrix information relating to an energy performance certificate be released to the...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has issued to those preparing energy performance certificates on the account to be taken of (a)...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate the energy efficiency ratings of council-owned housing in the City of Newcastle; and what improvements in...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will appoint a commissioner to the Equality and Human Rights Commission with responsibilities for the non-religious...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many incidents on or near water were attended by the Fire Service in each year since 1994; and how many people were rescued...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many lift rescues were carried out by the fire and rescue service in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) chemical and (b) fuel (i) spills and (ii) suspected spills the fire and rescue service in each fire authority...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many special service incidents were attended by the fire service in each fire authority area in each year since 1994.

      Fire Services: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2008, Official Report, column 1220W, on fire services: buildings, what method of...

      Fire Services: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire authorities have converted their fleets, in whole or in part, to run on (a) compressed natural gas, (b) liquid...

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deaths in accidental dwelling fires there were in each fire and rescue service area in each year since 1997.

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many deaths there were in dwelling fires in each fire and rescue services area in England in each of the last 10 years for...

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were killed in dwelling fires in each fire authority area in each year since 1994.

      Floods: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many incidents involving flooding the Fire and Rescue Service attended in each year since 2000; and how many people were...

      Government Office for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Government funding streams have been distributed through the Government Office for London since 1997; and how much has...

      Home Information Packs: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when standard assessment procedures for home information pack accreditation schemes will be operational in England.

      Homelessness: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in (a) Charnwood and (b) Loughborough were (i) homeless, (ii) rough sleeping and (iii) in temporary...

      Housing: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what value of subsidy was paid to each local authority from the Housing Revenue Account in the last year for which figures are...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals for affordable housing schemes were determined in each of the last three years; in how many of these...

      Local Authorities: Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has given to local authorities on their procurement of service delivery from social enterprises;...

      Local Authorities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department provides to local authorities on senior staff salary levels.

      Local Authorities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority chief executives received annual pay packages of (a) £100,000 to £109,999, (b)...

      Local Government and Regeneration Division

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2775W, on...

      Local Government Finance: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the housing revenue account subsidy entitlement for each local authority with housing was for (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08...

      Maps: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the operation of the Ordnance Survey's Mapping for Energy service; and what funding has been...

      Ordnance Survey: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what account was taken of the cost-benefit analysis commissioned from Cambridge University on trading funds when...

      Planning Inspectorate: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how long the Planning Inspectorate takes to (a) register and (b) process a planning appeal; and if she will make a statement.

      Planning Permission: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was awarded in compensation to planning applications that were rejected but subsequently allowed on appeal in each of...

      Planning Permission: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many times she has called in a planning authority's decision to proceed with a development in a case where the...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) her Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies in...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) railway and (b) aircraft accidents were attended by fire and rescue services in each fire authority area in each...

      Regional Government: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Taunton of 10 March 2008, Official Report, column 65W, on regional government:...

      Regional Government: Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria each regional Minister uses to decide whether to visit areas in their region.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the process is for (a) the Secretary of State and (b) the relevant Government office for the region to approve each local...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many road accidents the Fire and Rescue Service attended in each fire authority area in each year since 1994; and how many...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many road accidents involving the rescue of a person or persons were carried out in each fire authority area in each of the...

      Slavery: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 7 November 2006, Official Report, column 1007W, to the hon. Member for Liverpool, Riverside, on...

      Supporting People Programme: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been paid to local authorities in Essex under her Department's Supporting People budget; and what proportion of...

      Supporting People Programme: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been paid to local authorities in Gloucestershire under her Department's Supporting People budget for each of the...

      Supporting People Programme: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department has allocated to Leicestershire County Council for the Supporting People programme in each of...

      Tenants' and Residents' Association of England: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department provided for the Tenants' and Residents' Association of England's conference in Liverpool on...

      Travelling People: Shipton-on-Stour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) representations her Department has received from and (b) discussions her Department has had with Stratford-on-Avon...

      Waste Management: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions Gloucestershire County Council has had with her Department on its proposals for Javelin Park, off Junction 12...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have made objections to new or expanded wind farms during the formal planning process in the last 12 months.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by his Department on the reasons for repeat abortions; and if he will make a statement.

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed in each licensed abortion clinic since each was licensed.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the abortion rates were among people aged under (a) 18 and (b) 16 years in each of the last five years, broken down by region.

      Abortion: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed in Gloucestershire in each year since 1990.

      AIDS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of treating an AIDS patient (a) in hospital and (b) as an out-patient.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the demands on accident and emergency services of each NHS acute hospital trust arising from alcohol consumption;...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce screening of all patients in primary and secondary care for alcohol misuse.

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients were treated for abdominal aortic aneurysms through (a) endovascular aneurysm repair using a stent graph and (b) open surgical...

      Bone Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of new diagnoses of ankylosing spondylitis in England in each year.

      Bone Diseases: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on research into treatment of ankylosing spondylitis in each year since 1997; and what percentage of his Department's budget for...

      Brain Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will instruct the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to investigate the comparative effectiveness of treatment for brain cancer...

      Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of screens for chlamydia undertaken in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07 were (i) offered to and (ii) accepted by...

      Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to consult patient and service user organisations on the skills, competences and experience required of future (a) lay and...

      Dental Services: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Peterborough Primary Care Trust has undertaken a needs assessment of children's orthodontics within its boundaries; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Expenditure

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

      Departmental Sustainable Development

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

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued on the appointment of authorised persons to inspect (a) central sterile stores and (b) management of infection control.

      Drugs: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were born with drug-dependency problems in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) region and (b) type of drug.

      Drugs: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were born to drug-dependent mothers in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) region and (b) type of drug.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much PricewaterhouseCoopers was paid for its review of prison-based drug treatment funding; and what competitive tendering process was undertaken to...

      Epilepsy: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department has monitored progress on the commitments to improve the investigation of epilepsy-related death and the support to bereaved...

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the desirable frequency of eye examinations for (a) children under 16 years old and (b) adults.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many free eye examinations were carried out by the NHS for (a) children under 16 years old and (b) adults entitled to free eye examinations in each...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the average distance between a person's home and nearest GP surgery in different parts of the country.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of general practitioner practices there will be in England in 2010-11.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of primary care trusts have submitted plans to his Department for a GP-led health centre in their area.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what he estimates will be the average annual cost of running one of the new 150 GP-led health centres.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients he estimates will be registered on average at each of the new 150 GP-led health centres.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for the establishment of the new 150 GP-led health centres.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average number of general practitioners working in a general practitioner-led health centre.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of general practitioners he estimates will be based in one of the new 150 general practitioner-led health centres in 2010.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what services the new 150 general practitioner-led health centres will be expected to provide.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner-led health centres his Department plans to introduce by 2010; and what estimate he has made of the impact of the...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the first of the new 150 GP-led health centres to open.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the effect of establishing the new 150 GP-led health centres on the average distance from a person's home to the...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations have been received by the NHS Appointments Commission in England on the communication skills to be required of professional...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of proposals requiring members of councils of professional health regulatory bodies regularly to consult national and local...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that (a) professional and (b) lay members of councils of (i) professional healthcare regulatory bodies and (ii) the...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration has been given to introducing a requirement for lay applicants for membership of councils of professional health regulatory bodies to...

      Health Trainers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2383W, on health trainers, how many health trainers there were in (a) each primary care...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the take-up of influenza vaccinations by pensioners over 65 years old in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency, (b)...

      Kidney Patients: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many kidney transplant operations were performed in Lancashire hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Kidney Patients: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) inpatients and (b) outpatients treated in Lancashire hospitals were on dialysis following kidney failure in each of the last five years.

      Kidney Patients: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with chronic kidney disease in Lancashire hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Kidney Patients: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinical trials were conducted in Lancashire hospitals as part of kidney disease research in each of the last five years.

      Kidney Patients: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on kidney disease research in Lancashire hospitals in each of the last five years.

      Learning Disability: Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department spent on each category of services for adults with learning disabilities in each year since 2001-02; (2) how much and what...

      Mental Health Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his timetable is for implementing the recommendation on a national training scheme for mental health workers contained in the Management of Violence...

      NHS Questionnaires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2008, Official Report, column 2860W, on NHS questionnaires, what the cost of the surveys conducted by Ipsos MORI on...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS underspend was in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by primary care trust.

      NHS: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS trusts on use of open competition in recruitment of NHS IT personnel.

      NHS: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in severance payments to NHS staff in each of the last five years.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has he made of the use of (a) NHS and (b) privately practising occupational health specialists by employers.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts employ at least one occupational health specialist.

      Prescription Drugs: Addiction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are receiving treatment for involuntary addiction to legal drugs; and what plans his Department has to tackle such addiction.

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the use of electronic repeat prescriptions in the NHS.

      Risks, Rights and Recovery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Government will respond to the Mental Health Act Commission report, Risks, Rights and Recovery.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed in each constituency in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) age...

      X Rays: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have been mistakenly sent for x-rays or CT scans in each English region in each of the...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for alcohol-related offences in each of the last five years, broken down by (i)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of acceptable behaviour contracts in tackling underage drinking; (2) how many...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices were issued for drunk and disorderly behaviour in each of the last four years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, columns 336-7W, on asylum, if she will give a break down by nationality of the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) refugees and (b) internally displaced people resident in the UK in each year...

      British Nationality: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if her Department will seek the views of Gurkha and other ex-servicemen's charities and organisations in its consultation on the Path to...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in implementing Action 4 of the Review of Protection of Children from Sex Offenders, published in June 2007.

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are subject to control orders; and how many of those are claiming benefits, broken down by type of benefit.

      Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking in conjunction with the police to take action when card cloning is suspected.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent by her Department on consultants in each financial year since 1997, broken down by consultancy.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts were awarded by her Department to (a) KPMG, (b) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (c) Ernst and Young, (d) McKinsey, (e) Deloitte...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the policy of British jobs for British workers will affect her Department's recruitment policy.

      Departmental Sustainable Development

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

      Detention Centres: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many time-served foreign national prisoners being held in immigration removal centres were convicted of (a) Class A drug trafficking,...

      Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of drugs seized by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in 2006-07 that were ultimately...

      Drug Seizures: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much cannabis was seized by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in 2006-07.

      Entry Clearances: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people seeking to enter the UK from (a) Kenya and (b) South Africa have been refused entry due to confirmed or suspected cases of...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what arrangements unskilled or low-skilled migrants from outside the EU were allowed to migrate to the UK in 2007; what maximum stay in...

      Frontiers: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) discussions there have been on and (b) consideration has been given to the merits of setting up an e-borders system around the...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA samples from the National DNA database have been used for each research project undertaken using data from the National DNA...

      Homicide: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides were recorded by the Metropolitan police in (a) 2000-01 and (b) 2006-07.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to assist trafficked persons discovered during Pentameter 1.

      Identity Cards: Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she and Ministers in her Department have had with representatives of high street banks on identity cards in the last 12...

      Police Custody: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how much her Department has been invoiced for costs incurred under Operation Safeguard, since the start of 2008, broken down by police...

      Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, columns 994-5W, on police stations, for what reasons changes in the use of...

      Police: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers in each force were dismissed through the incapability procedure in each year since 1997.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the contribution rates were for police officers to the contributory pension scheme in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Police: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers resigned from police forces in England and Wales in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many working days were lost to sickness, (b) what the average number of working days per staff member lost to sickness was and (c)...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted as a result of National Crime Squad investigations in 2005-06.

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last nine years.

      Security: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the threat posed by storm worm trojans to IT infrastructure in the UK.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 357W, on the Serious Organised Crime Agency, for which offences the 15...

      Sexual Offences: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how she plans to evaluate the effectiveness of the pilot scheme on disclosure of child sex offenders' convictions to certain members of the...

      Stowaways

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was raised from fines of drivers of vehicles carrying stowaways in each year since the inception of such fines.

      Terrorism: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions there have been for terrorist offences in each year since 1997.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many websites have been shut down for terrorism-related reasons since 1997; and how many of these websites have subsequently reopened.

      Terrorism: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of the offence of acts preparatory to terrorism under the Terrorism Act 2006.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employers applied for work permits in each of the last three years.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Shoplifting: Convictions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many successful prosecutions have been brought for shoplifting in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he next plans to review the recommended level of free mileage rates for business journeys in employees' own vehicles; (2) when the last review...

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department and its agencies have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional Intelligence, (c) Counselling Skills...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many hours (a) in total and (b) on average per employee were worked by civil servants in his Department in the last year for which records are available.

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of owner-occupiers in each income decile, broken down by region.

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the number of owner-occupier households earning below 60 per cent. of median income (a) who are working and (b) who are unemployed...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average (a) price and (b) rental costs of housing was in each year since 1990, broken down by (i) size, (ii) type and (iii) region.

      Income: Gold

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue has been raised from sales of (a) gold and (b) mobile telephone licences in the last 10 years; and what such revenue was used for.

      Landfill Tax: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department makes estimates of the amount of landfill tax receipts it receives from each local authority.

      National Savings and Investments: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the advertising and sponsorship budget of National Savings and Investments was in each of the last five years; (2) what discussions he has had...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what distinct payments have been made by the Bank of England to Northern Rock in each of the last five years; and on what date each amount was transferred...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what range of estimates of the potential level of support required by Northern Rock were provided to his Department by (a) Northern Rock, (b) the...

      Northern Rock: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the reasons were for providing that sections 4 and 6 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 will not apply to Northern Rock under public ownership in...

      Northern Rock: Nationalisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the European Competition Commissioner on the effects the nationalisation of Northern Rock has had on the competitive...

      Northern Rock: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Ann Godbehere's remuneration package is as chief financial officer of Northern Rock, including (a) annual salary, (b) pension contributions, (c)...

      Northern Rock: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what Ron Sandler's remuneration package is as executive chair of Northern Rock, including (a) annual salary, (b) pension contributions, (c) potential...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Disease Testing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Fees) Order 2008 (SI 2008/652) increased the fees for testing for use with foot and mouth disease and swine...

    • Agriculture: Disease Testing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Fees) Order 2008 (SI 2008/652) increased the fee for administrative services in connection with testing from...

      Agriculture: Disinfectants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) (Fees) Order 2008 (SI 2008/652), whether there is any immediate need for new disinfectants to...

      Agriculture: Foot and Mouth Disease

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the Foot and Mouth Review 2007 (pp 67—8), what proposals have been developed to integrate the data systems used in various parts of the...

      Armed Forces: Bowman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 24 April 2007 (WA 124), whether they still expect the Bowman conversion process to be completed by the end of this...

      Armed Forces: Bowman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the latest developments on the implementation of the Bowman Combat Infrastructure Platform 5.

      Armed Forces: Director of Service Prosecutions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Director of Service Prosecutions is not mentioned in clause 2 of the Draft Constitutional Renewal Bill; whether it is their intention that the Director of...

      Armed Forces: Future Rapid Effects System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the latest developments on (a) the selection of the utility vehicle integrator for the Future Rapid Effects System (FRES); and (b) the outcome of the FRES...

      Armed Forces: Future Rapid Effects System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is any international collaboration on the Future Rapid Effects System procurement programme.

      Armed Forces: Future Rapid Effects System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the current Future Rapid Effects System procurement plan.

      Aviation: Air Quality

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take action to respond to the problems facing passengers and crews outlined in the Global Cabin Air Quality Executive's latest report.

      Badgers and Bovine Tuberculosis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 28 January (WA 77), whether all badger populations are affected to a greater or lesser degree by bovine tuberculosis.

      Belfast Agreement: Offences Against the State Acts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning its review of the Offences Against the State Acts 1939—85, as...

      Children: Protection Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children are presently subject to child protection orders.

      Commonwealth

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office leads interdepartmental co-ordination of Commonwealth interests; and, if so, what mechanism is available to achieve this.

      Computer Systems: Houses of Parliament

      asked the Chairman of Committees: On how many occasions in the last year malicious programs have compromised parliamentary computer systems; for each occasion, how many machines were affected;...

      Cultural Heritage

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ratify the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage.

      Disabled People: Suitable Placements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Andrews on 26 February (WA 113), whether the Department for Communities and Local Government will take action to assist...

      Elections: Slough

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to respond to the comments of Mr Richard Mawry QC, the election commissioner at the special elections court at Slough in relation to the...

      Electric Personal Assistive Mobility Devices

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the potential impact of electric personal assistive mobility devices on their road traffic congestion targets; and What...

      Extradition: Torture

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Council of Europe Convention on the Prevention of Terrorism would permit a contracting state to extradite a person in circumstances where there was a...

      House of Lords: Pork and Bacon

      asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether the Refreshment Department purchases its supply of pork and bacon from British sources.

      Infant Mortality

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the levels of infant mortality and the amounts received in aid per capita from (a) the United Kingdom, and (b) the European Commission in each of Vietnam;...

      Maldives: Elections

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they are making to the Government of the Maldives to ensure that the forthcoming presidential elections are free and fair, and that freedom...

      Members' and Peers' Correspondence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by Lord Davies of Oldham on 20 March (WS 42—6), whether any government department or agency other than the Ministry of...

      Members' and Peers' Correspondence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Statement by Lord Davies of Oldham on 20 March (WS 42—6), why the Ministry of Defence's correspondence database is unable to...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Bank of England have been involved in the decisions of the new management of Northern Rock on interest rates to be offered to...

      Nuclear Weapons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 12 March (WA 240—1), what specific proposals for creating a nuclear weapon-free world and to support zero...

      Official Visits: Irish President

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the President of the Republic of Ireland's remarks about the conditions which must be fulfilled politically before the Queen is allowed to...

      Parking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what legal basis paragraph 10.69 of Operational Guidance to Local Authorities: Parking Policy and Enforcement, published by the Department for Transport on 25...

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 19 March (WA 67—8) and in the light of the fact that they have not provided legal guardians for...

      Police: Fatalities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there are any nationally applicable instructions to police forces dealing with fatalities; and, if so, where these may be found.

      Prisoners: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action is taken against prisoners in Northern Ireland who abscond and are recaptured.

      Prostitution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 19 March (WA 68), when they expect to decide on future funding for the care of persons leaving...

      Public Sector Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to make unrefined information held by trading funds available free of legal and financial restrictions, as recommended in the recently...

      Railways: Catering

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 19 March (WA 51), if a catering plan is provided as part of a franchise bid and does not form part of...

      Railways: Crossrail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 28 February (WA 131—2), whether W10 gauge will be created under any newly electrified sections of...

      Railways: Light Rail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their policies for the expansion of light rail adequately reflect the rising price of oil, the need to take account of climate change and the importance of...

      Railways: London to Manchester

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their reaction to the proposal to build a new high-speed train line from London to Manchester.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their approval is required for any orders for new railway rolling stock; and Whether their approval is required for any transfers of rolling stock between...

      Royal Mail

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On which date ministers last discussed the possibility of a full or partial privatisation of Royal Mail; and what were their conclusions.

      Shipping: Erika 3 Measures

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they intend to take to implement the outstanding measures in the Erika 3 package of maritime safety measures; and what actions are they taking to...

      Smoking: Mental Health Patients

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the decision by certain mental hospitals to prevent sectioned patients from smoking, whether indoors or outdoors in the hospital grounds, is compatible...

      Smoking: Mental Health Patients

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent smoking is permitted at Broadmoor Hospital and Rampton Hospital.

      South Africa: Infant and Child Rape

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made about infant and child rape in South Africa, purportedly exacerbated by myths of a "virgin cure" for HIV/AIDS; and what...

      Special Educational Needs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children were (a) identified with special educational needs, and (b) statemented for special educational provisions, in the City of Manchester in each of...

      Statute Law (Repeals) Bill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the planned repeal of the Unlawful Drilling Act 1819 in Great Britain by the Statute Law (Repeals) Bill, what legislation will regulate those who...

      Sustainable Communities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will provide additional financial support to the Academy for Sustainable Communities, to complement that which it receives from the construction industry.

      Universities: Officer Training Corps

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will inform universities and similar organisations receiving public funding of their policy that the recognition on campus of Officers Training Corps...

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