Written answers

Monday, 21 April 2008

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Legal Costs

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was spent on legal advice and services in each year from 1997 to date; and how much in each such year...

    • Parking

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what air filtering, circulating or cleansing system services the hon. Members' underground car park; when this...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Domestic Visits

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

    • Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his official engagements were between 25 February and 1 April 2008.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what visits he has made in his capacity as Secretary of State for Scotland since July 2007.

  • Wales

    • Brabners Chaffe Street LLP

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1298W, on Brabners, Chaffe and Street, how much has been paid to Brabners, Chaffe and...

    • Brofiscin Quarry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1302W, on Pollution: Brofiscin Quarry, what factors the Environment Agency will take into...

      Clear Communication

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what payments his Department has made to communications consultancy Clear in the last five years; and what the purpose of such payments was.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of his departmental website.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since May 1997.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services were provided by polling companies for his Department in financial year 2007-08, broken down...

      Douglas Gowan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales for what reasons Mr. Douglas Gowan's original (a) witness statements and (b) evidentiary materials submitted to the Environment Agency were destroyed;...

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department and its predecessors paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was.

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department and its predecessors to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of her Office's website.

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House what criteria were used to establish the 10,000 mile threshold below which hon. Members' car travel is reimbursed at 40p per mile.

      Salisbury Convention

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she has had discussions with the authorities in the House of Lords on the interpretation of the Salisbury Convention in relation to the European Union...

      Welsh Grand Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House how many times the Welsh Grand Committee has met in each Parliament since 1997; and what the (a) dates of, (b) venues of, (c) subjects debated at and (d)...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason Peterborough City Council was not selected for the air quality grant programme in each of the last three...

    • Animal Welfare: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with major supermarket chains on animal welfare standards.

      Animals: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent review he has undertaken of his Department's contingency plans, including for (a) the mobilisation of veterinary...

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of (a) reptiles and (b) birds being imported from (i) within and (ii) outside the European Union were...

      Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what impact assessment he has made in relation to Annex III, Section V, Chapter III, point 2 (B) of Regulation (EC) number...

      Beef

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the proposals for the regulation of mince in Annex III, Section V, Chapter III, point...

      Bluetongue Disease: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of livestock owners he estimates would take-up blue tongue vaccinations if such a programme were to be introduced.

      Carbon Emissions: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the carbon dioxide output of uranium fuel for nuclear power stations will be taken into account in estimating the...

      Catchment Sensitive Farming Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) projects and (b) locations are part of his Department's catchment sensitive farming project.

      Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has worked on research with the Centre for Climate Change Economics and Policy based jointly at the...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his highest projection is of the average annual temperature for the UK in 2050.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what visits he made to (a) Harrogate International Centre, (b) International Conference Centre, Birmingham, (c) Manchester...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      Departmental Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much waste his Department sent to landfill in each year since 1997.

      Environment Protection: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the expected changes in average annual temperature in the UK by 2050 using a Kyoto commitment as...

      Ferries: Lymington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the reasons are for plans for larger ferries between Lymington and Yarmouth and associated shore works not being...

      Fisheries: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information he has received from the European Commission on fuel subsidies to other member states' fishing fleets in the...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will ensure that those local authorities which are in the lead of flood preventative planning committees have the (a)...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to establish a single, comprehensive source of accurate flood risk data in the UK.

      Flood Control: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the scope for using recycled materials to provide low cost material for coastal defence.

      Flood Control: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the compatibility of Natural England and the Environment Agency's policies on Managed Retreat.

      Flood Control: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he had with the Environment Agency about the warning received on 7 March about an imminent collapse of the...

      Foot and Mouth Disease: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to prevent a recurrence of the circumstances that led to the foot and mouth outbreak at Pirbright.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the French government on its decision to extend its ban on Monsanto's MON810 maize.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to respond to the National Audit Office review UK Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Measurements and Reporting,...

      Heating: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when officials from his Department next plan to meet European Commission officials to discuss the proposed labelling of...

      Heating: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Energy Using Products Board will meet the UK controls industry following the Government's submission of a paper...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department has spent on (a) Warm Front and (b) Warm Deal since 2000.

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the Warm Front scheme in respect of (a) affordability, (b) properties...

      Home Energy Efficiency Scheme: Eaga

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many firms involved in the Warm Front scheme are wholly or partly owned by Eaga.

      Incinerators: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether incinerators are assessed for their effects on public health; what a safe level of dioxins is considered to be;...

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to engage with small livestock keepers, including hobby farmers, on disease control strategies.

      Milk: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in his Department's discussions with the European Commission on the abolition of milk quotas.

      Milk: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to encourage greater milk production in the UK in order to fulfil new quota allocations.

      Milk: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of milk consumed in England was produced in England in the last 12 months; and whether he plans to increase...

      Nature Conservation: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many priority species have been (a) added and (b) removed from the UK Biodiversity Action Plan list in each year...

      Nature Conservation: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been allocated to UK Biodiversity Action Plan priority species in each year since the action plan list was first...

      Nature Conservation: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what actions accompany the designation of a priority species under the UK Biodiversity Action Plan.

      Nature Reserves: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the effect of the Environment Agency's Managed Realignment proposals on the recently...

      Nature Reserves: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the effect of the Managed Retreat losses under options (a) one and (b) two of the...

      Nature Reserves: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to relocate the lost grazing marsh in Medmerry.

      Nature Reserves: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether Selsey's £1 billion asset value was taken into consideration when calculating the Cost Benefit Analysis on the...

      Nature Reserves: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the area of grazing marsh that will be lost to the sea under options (a) 1 and (b) 2 of the...

      Oilseed Rape: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on which sites genetically modified oil seed rape has been grown for trial purposes; which of these sites has subsequently...

      Oilseed Rape: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department is carrying out into genetically modified oil seed rape volunteer plants at sites previously...

      Organic Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support is available from his Department for farmers who wish to switch to organic food production.

      Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many pig farmers there are in England; and how many there were in May 2005.

      Plastic Bags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the (a) Office of Fair Trading and (b) Competition Commission on co-operation between...

      Refrigerators: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the release of greenhouse gases from the disposal of fridges through fragmentisers...

      Renewable Energy: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice he has received from his Departmental chief scientific adviser on the review of the Renewable Transport Fuels...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2007, Official Report, column 1278W, on seas and oceans: environmental protection, if he...

      Smallholdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on the future of local authority small holdings following...

      Sustainable Development: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to promote the development of sustainable drainage systems within new and existing...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2007, Official Report, columns 1180-1W, on waste management: fees and charges,...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 30 October 2007, Official Report, columns 1180-1W, on Waste Management: Fees and Charges, what...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which local authorities have (a) held discussions with and (b) expressed an interest to his Department on levying new...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether joint waste authorities will have powers to impose new charges for the collection of household rubbish.

      Waste Management: Domestic Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which waste collection authorities have introduced alternate weekly collections and subsequently reinstated weekly...

      Waste Management: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what requirements there are on waste collection authorities to provide free waste collection services to prisons.

      Water Companies: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the receipts from fines issued to water companies by Ofwat are distributed.

      World War II: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to enable the Women's Land Army Award to be given posthumously.

      World War II: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reasons are for the length of time taken to provide Land Army badges to people who have applied for them through...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many and what percentage of staff in the Government Equalities Office have been making additional voluntary contributions to their pension since the...

    • Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what payments her Department has made to Ipsos MORI since its establishment; and for what purposes.

      Rackspace

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by the Government Equalities Office since its establishment.

  • Solicitor-General

    • China: Tibet

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assessment the Law Officers have made of whether the actions taken by the People's Republic of China in relation to the self-determination movement in Tibet...

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the average length of service of chief inspectors of the Crown Prosecution Service has been since the inception of the post.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many times the contract of the Chief Inspector of the Crown Prosecution Service has been extended without a competitive process since the inception of the post.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) categories and (b) aspects of the South London Crown Prosecution Service's performance (i) improved and (ii) deteriorated between 2005 and 2007.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) categories and (b) aspects of the South London Crown Prosecution Service's performance were assessed as good in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2007.

      Crown Prosecution Service: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the (a) Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and (b) South London CPS's rate of discharged committals was in (i) 2005 and (ii) 2007; and if she will make a statement.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether personal data for which her Office is responsible is (a) stored and (b) processed overseas; and if she will make a statement.

    • Olympic Delivery Authority: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what guidance she has provided to the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) on providing access for the public to its (a) register of interests and (b) register...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics with reference to the answer given to Lord Holme of Cheltenham in the House of Lords on 14 March 2007, Official Report [Lords], columns 135-36WA, on Olympic...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether there will be any ministerial involvement in the London Olympic Torch Relay.

      Olympic Games 2012: Broadcasting

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the potential financial benefits to the London Development Agency of legacy use of the Olympics international broadcast...

      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 of the level...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has commissioned research through (a) focus groups and (b) other market research on the opinions of people in Northern...

    • Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of his Department's website.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since May 1997.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many day's sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      District Policing Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the district policing partnerships.

      Hillsborough Castle: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost was of receptions held at Hillsborough Castle in each of the last five years, broken down by event.

      Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prosecutions have been brought under homophobic hatred legislation in Northern Ireland.

      Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many documents have been passed by (a) Republican and (b) Loyalist paramilitary organisations to official inquiries into their respective...

      Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many documents have been passed by the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) to official inquiries into the operations of (a) the Royal...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals were insolvent in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was.

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department and its predecessors to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent estimate is of the costs of training a police constable in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI); and what the...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Police Service of Northern Ireland last purchased police cars; how many were purchased; and how much the consignment cost.

      Rackspace

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

      Sheridan Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what steps his Department took to investigate allegations made in the House by the hon. Member for Belfast, East (Mr. Robinson) on 8...

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case.

  • Prime Minister

    • Iraq Conflict: Inquiries

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to hold an inquiry on the Iraq war in the current Parliament.

    • Railways

      To ask the Prime Minister when he next plans to travel by rail on official business.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2008, Official Report, column 697W, on anti-social behaviour, what assessment her Department...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 14 March 2008, Official Report, column 697W, on anti-social behaviour, what plans she has to (a)...

      Arson: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were killed by (a) arson and (b) suspected arson in each year since 1997.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average Band D council tax fire precept is in 2008-09.

      Council Tax: Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the estimated gross revenue from parish council precepts is in England in 2008-09; (2) what the gross revenue from...

      Council Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic properties in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) England there are in each council...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 613W, on council tax: valuation, if she will place in the...

      Council Tax: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to Table 6 of Local Government Finance statistics on council taxes 2008-09, if she will clarify the figures listed for...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at how many events held by her Department (a) wine and (b) Fairtrade wine were served in the last three years; and what...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether confidential or personal information has been compromised through the loss of property from her Department since 1997.

      Departmental Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many films have been produced in video, DVD and other digital formats by her Department in the last 36 months.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by her Department and its predecessors since May 1997.

      Departmental Overseas Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) destination and (b) purpose was of each overseas visit undertaken by staff in her Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the hourly rates of pay of all non-permanent staff working for her Department and its agencies were in each of the last 12...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance is issued to members of her Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library an electronic copy of the most recent edition of her Department's staff handbook.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many working days were lost by her Department due to stress-related illness in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of her Department's staff took more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35 and (h) 40...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) her Department and (ii) agencies...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will set a target to increase the use of video-conferencing by her Department to reduce the need to travel to meetings.

      Departmental Working Hours

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

      Digital Mapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Government Department is the lead body for the development of the Digital National Framework.

      East of England Regional Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to seek the abolition of the East of England Regional Assembly.

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether carbon offsets will be included in calculations to determine whether an eco-town (a) is carbon neutral and (b) has...

      Eco-Towns: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will consider including heat grids and biomass-based tri-generation systems in evaluating the bids for eco-towns.

      Eco-Towns: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether her Department has estimated the percentage of residents in eco-towns who will be expected to travel to work by...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate how many homes in each metropolitan authority in Tyne and Wear would be rated F or G for energy performance.

      Fire Alarms: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of (a) battery-operated and (b) hard-wired smoke alarms were found to be defective in dwelling...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were rescued alive by the fire and rescue service (a) from fires, (b) from fires in dwellings and (c) having...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on the use of targeted response vehicles to replace fully staffed, fully equipped fire appliances in certain...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) railway accidents were attended by the Fire Service and (b) people were rescued alive from railway accidents by...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many persons were rescued alive from fires in dwellings by each fire service in each year since 1994.

      Fire Services

      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...

      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 1994; and how many people were...

      Fire Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many attacks there were on fire crews in (a) the East of England and (b) Suffolk in each of the last five years.

      Fire Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many attacks there were on fire crews in (a) Cleveland, (b) North East England and (c) Stockton South constituency in...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of the reduction in fire control centre staff by 112 in the South West on performance...

      Floods: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have not yet returned to their homes due to flood damage from summer 2007; and what assessment she has made of...

      Housing: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what target she has set for housebuilding in Castle Point constituency over the next planning period; and what the (a) process...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to publish the Housing Strategy Statistical Appendix for 2007; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the (a) Housing and Communities Agency and (b) OfTenant will maintain voluntary recognition established by the Housing...

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its predecessors paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was.

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value was of each contract awarded by her Department and its predecessors to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1378W, on lighting,...

      Local Area Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on hon. Members' involvement in the development of local area...

      Local Authorities: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) highest, (b) mode and (c) mean salary package is for a chief executive of a (i) borough council and (ii) county...

      Local Government Finance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she received from local authorities on the adequacy of the children's social services formula used in the...

      Local Government: Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she is taking to ensure that local authorities are able to meet costs arising in relation to (a) short-term and (b)...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the annual cost to local authority employers of the Local Government Pension Scheme as a result...

      Minister for the East of England: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 715W, how many times the Minister for the East of England:...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legislation governs the setting of yearly multipliers for non-domestic rates.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use the Valuation Office Agency is making of Prior Agreements for the 2010 business rates valuation.

      Planning: Hillingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice her Department has provided to the London borough of Hillingdon in the development of its local planning policies,...

      Property: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Valuation Office Agency's Value Significant Code FC records a property as being (a) inside a conservation area and...

      Property: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what types of amenity or positive facility are currently treated by the Valuation Office Agency as qualifying for a...

      Property: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic properties in England are classified by the Valuation Office Agency with the Value Significant Code OS.

      Property: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account the Valuation Office Agency takes of the location of a property on a gated estate when revaluing it for the...

      Property: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the presence of a traveller encampment near to a property has a value significant code used by the Valuation Office...

      Public Libraries: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many public libraries in (a) England and (b) Wales were on the Valuation Office Agency's 2005 Rating List in the last...

      Regeneration: Manton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 31 March, if she will break down the £400,000 of private funding attracted by Manton...

      Regional Empowerment Consortia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding has been provided to the Regional Empowerment Consortia by her Department; and for what purpose.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her response to the examination in the public report on the (a) South West and (b) East Midlands regional spatial...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on development of each of the regional spatial strategies; what the timetable for implementation of...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers her Department and the regional government offices have to intervene in local authority targets setting the context...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role she plays in approving or amending the final version of the regional spatial strategies of each government office...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the names and addresses are of each Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnership; and how much funding is allocated to...

      Regional Planning and Development: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes to green belt designation the most recent version of the North West Regional Spatial Strategy proposes.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for each of the new unitary councils to become operational.

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding from the public purse is being provided to each of the new unitary councils to assist their restructuring.

      Valuation Office: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library copies of the minutes of the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Revaluation Programme Board...

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what these payments were for.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to encourage programmes promoting sex education and providing contraceptives in Africa.

    • Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which UK bilateral aid programmes are underway in (a) Mozambique, (b) Sudan, (c) Ethiopia and (d) Rwanda; and what the (i) duration...

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to investigate means of providing (a) in-country and (b) cross-border assistance to Chin state, western Burma.

      Chad: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has for the (a) delivery and (b) distribution of humanitarian assistance in Chad; what the minimum security...

      Chad: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions (a) he, (b) members of his Department and (c) UK representatives abroad have had on (i) the humanitarian situation...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

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

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many public consultations were held by his Department in each of the last three years; and how many respondents took part in each...

      Developing Countries: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to fund research into (a) vaccines, (b) microbiocides, (c) drugs and (d) diagnostics for (i)...

      Developing Countries: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to improve women's (a) access to education, (b) political empowerment and (c) access to...

      Developing Countries: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution the UK made to multilateral organisations working on sexual and reproductive health in developing countries in the...

      Developing Countries: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to encourage European counterparts to increase their contributions to multilateral organisations...

      HIV Infection: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will ensure greater involvement of HIV-positive people in the development of his Department's HIV/Aids policies and practices.

      Latin America: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has allocated to support the development of city-wide strategies for early intervention as a means of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of total aid spending by his Department was received by the 30 recipients in receipt of the greatest value of aid in...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of aid from his Department to (a) India, (b) Tanzania, (c) Sudan, (d) Bangladesh, (e) Pakistan, (f) Afghanistan,...

      Press

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

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of people who have left (a) Mogadishu and (b) Somalia because of the conflict there.

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the level of the assistance provided by (a) French and (b) Danish military forces to...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

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

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case.

  • Transport

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what reports she has received on (a) incidents involving the contamination of aircraft cabin air supply by fumes from engine lubricants and (b) the...

    • Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations her Department has received on lubricant contamination of the air supply in aircraft cabins; what discussions she has had...

      Aircraft: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to publish the results of her Department's research into cabin air sampling.

      Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which airports operate (a) a one-bag rule and (b) a two-bag rule; and what steps she is taking to standardise practice.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many flights there were (a) into and (b) out of UK airports in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007; and what estimate she has made of the projected total...

      Aviation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the real terms cost of travelling by air was in each year since 1997, taking 1997 as the baseline.

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the UK volume of carbon dioxide emissions from aviation in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what estimate she has made of the effect on forecast unconstrained demand for airport capacity in 2030 as shown in the Future of Air Travel...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the effect on forecast unconstrained demand for airport capacity in 2030 as shown in the Future of Air Travel Progress...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the most recent price of aviation fuel in (a) dollars per barrel and in (b) pence per litre was, ignoring any hedging arrangements.

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the average proportion of airline costs fuel represents, calculated on the same basis as the figure given in the Future...

      Biofuels: Asthma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to commission research on the effects of biofuels on asthma.

      Bridges: River Wear

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations she has received from Sunderland council on proposals to build a new bridge over the River Wear between Claxheugh and Castletown.

      Bus Services: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department allocated to Halifax local authority for spending on bus services in each of the last five years.

      Bus Services: Nationalisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will bring forward proposals to bring local bus services back into public ownership.

      Car Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which sites have been identified as potential high occupancy vehicle lanes.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in her Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 373W, on departmental data protection, if she will include information assurance data...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) cross checks and (b) linkages (i) exist and (ii) are planned between the data records of individuals stored on databases maintained by (A)...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on IT projects since 2005; and what estimate she has made of the total likely expenditure on IT projects between 2005...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of her departmental website.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) her Department and (ii) agencies which report to her Department.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) on the average time taken for callers to speak to the DVLA...

      Driving Licenses: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences her Department and its agencies have (a) requested as proof of identity or for addition of points, (b) received and (c)...

      Driving: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licences were (a) surrendered and (b) withdrawn following driving accidents caused by epileptic fits in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she last issued guidance on driving and epilepsy.

      Driving: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road accidents caused by an epileptic fit on the part of a driver there were in 2007.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people have had their driving licence withdrawn on medical grounds in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the procedures used when someone has their driving licence returned following earlier withdrawal...

      Galileo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many jobs she estimates will be created in the UK as a direct result of the Galileo project.

      Galileo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what was the most recent review of the (a) costs, (b) risks, (c) revenues and (d) timetable of the Galileo project.

      Galileo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the UK's financial commitments to the Galileo project beyond the development phase.

      Galileo: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the potential cost to the UK of repairs to the Galileo European satellite navigation system.

      Great Western Trains: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of all recorded (a) delays, (b) cancellations and (c) diversions of passenger rail services under the Greater Western franchise in...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what percentage of passengers forecast to use (a) Heathrow and (b) Gatwick Airports in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020 and (iii) 2030 are forecast...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings she or her Ministers have had with (a) local authority leaders and (b) residents' groups to discuss (i) Heathrow Airport expansion and...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the (a) number of new homes required to house people displaced by a potential third runway at Heathrow Airport and (b)...

      Heathrow: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what she estimates the annual emissions of carbon dioxide arising from the third runway at Heathrow will be.

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department and its predecessors paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was.

      Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding the Highways Agency has allocated to research on (a) luminaire maintenance factors and (b) street lighting (i) in the last 12 months and...

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans her Department has to improve training for drivers of left-hand drive lorries using UK motorways; and if she will make a statement.

      M1: Road Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for what reasons the roadworks between M1 (a) junction 1 and London Gateway services and (b) junctions 6 and 10 are taking place concurrently.

      M20: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment she has made of noise levels on the M20 between Maidstone and Ashford; what plans there are to resurface the road; and if she...

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) representations her Department has received and (b) assessment her Department has made of the safety of raised expansion joints on lane...

      M5

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency has paid in compensation to motorists whose cars have been damaged by the surface of the road on the M5 in the last 12 months.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department's estimate is of carbon dioxide emissions from motor vehicles in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007; and what estimate she has made of the...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she has taken to mainstream motorcycling in line with the Government's motorcycling strategy announced in February 2005.

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the annual number of (a) crashes and (b) fatalities on the motorway network (i) with and (ii) without hard shoulder running.

      Night Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many night flights there were from each regional airport in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland in each of the last...

      Parking Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the likely change in the number of successful prosecutions for illegal parking as a result of the recently announced...

      Public Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department's strategy is for reducing the dependence of urban public transport on fossil fuels over the next 10 years.

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 745W, on Rackspace, which of her Department's websites Rackspace was contracted to...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 745W, on Rackspace, what the value was of each contract awarded by her Department's...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which (a) local authority areas and (b) constituencies do not have a railway station operating passenger services.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps she is taking to encourage rail operators to provide direct rail services to London from more towns in Great Britain.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will hold discussions with East Midlands Trains on overcrowding at peak times on train services from Warrington station.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the percentage of drivers (a) who had one or more accidents, (b) who had one or more accidents in their first year of...

      Roads: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of road there are in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster for which her Department is responsible.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 23 October 2007 to the hon. Member for Cheadle, Official Report, columns 235-6W, on speed limits, if she will take...

      Speed Limits: Radar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to restrict (a) the sale and (b) the use of devices to detect road-side police enforcement radar sites.

      Transport: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) evidence she has evaluated and (b) research she has commissioned, on the whole life carbon emission consequences of the replacement of...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport at what times unused network capacity is available on the West Coast Main Line for non-stop services between Milton Keynes and Euston and between...

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department and its predecessors paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each...

  • Home Department

    • Binge Drinking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effects of the availability of alcohol on levels of binge drinking.

    • Policing: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to enable the police to carry out stop and searches more effectively.

      Crime: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been in the number of crimes committed in York over the last three years.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of illegal immigrants in the UK.

      Policing: Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to improve the availability of information on local policing resources and performance to local communities.

      Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports she has received on the progress of police investigations into alleged breaches of the Political Parties, Elections and...

      Police Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to reduce police bureaucracy.

      Crime: Rugby and Kenilworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Rugby and Kenilworth constituency in each of the last five years.

      Police Funding: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to bring forward legislation to reform the allocation of funding for policing at airports.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to reduce the incidence of domestic violence.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to reduce the number of animals used in the testing of food additives.

      Case Resolution Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) running, (b) IT, (c) legal, (d) consultancy and (e) administrative costs for the Case Resolution Directorate have been;...

      Credit Cards: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to compel credit card companies to report the (a) theft and (b) misuse of credit cards to the police; and if she...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of victims of (a) violent incidents, (b) burglaries and (c) vehicle-related thefts were (i) unemployed,...

      Crimes of Violence: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of offenders involved in violent incidents were under the influence of (a) drugs and (b) drink in (i) England...

      Crimes of Violence: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Haltemprice and Howden constituency in each of the last five years.

      Woodhill Prison: Electronic Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many conversations between staff of the Independent Police Complaints Commission and Babar Ahmed, which took place at Woodhill Prison,...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will answer Question 182367, tabled by the right hon. Member for Haltemprice and Howden on 22 January 2008, on identity cards; and...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detoxification centres have been established in each police force area in England and Wales for those detained by the police in a...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions a respect squad has been used since Christmas 2007.

      Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were deemed to be unlawful in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she will make a statement.

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of arrests were found to be wrongful in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she will...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of arrests which were later deemed to have been made following false allegations, in...

      Baluchistan Liberation Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will publish the evidence provided by the Pakistani authorities which was taken into account by the Government when deciding to...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving bogus callers were committed in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to curtail the supply of cannabis seeds available to buy via the internet.

      Cannabis: Cafes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of her letter of March 27 2008 to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham on the cannabis cafe...

      Community Support Officers: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers have been delegated to police community support officers in each police force area.

      Crime: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 607W, on crime: Cambridgeshire, how many (a) police officers and (b)...

      Crime: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of crime in North Yorkshire was cleared up in each year since 1987.

      Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 20 November 2007, Official Report, column 677W, on crime: young people, (1) whether any (a) handouts and (b)...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Rochford and Southend East constituency in each of the last five years;...

      Crimes of Violence: Beckenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against a person were recorded in Beckenham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person were recorded in Bournemouth East constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Buckingham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Chesham and Amersham constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against a person were recorded in (a) Hastings and Rye and (b) Bexhill and Battle constituency in each...

      Crimes of Violence: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person were recorded in Braintree constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes against the person were committed in each constituency in Gloucestershire in each of the last five years for which...

      Crimes of Violence: Havant

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against a person were recorded in Havant constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Huntingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person were recorded in Huntingdon constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Lough and Horncastle constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Newark

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in Newark constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in (a) Beverley and Holderness, (b) Brigg and Goole and (c) Cleethorpes...

      Crimes of Violence: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person were recorded in Skipton and Ripon constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: St. Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person were recorded in St. Albans constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in West Suffolk constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving violence against the person were recorded in Esher and Walton constituency in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in the (a) Vale of Clwyd, (b) Delyn, (c) Alyn and Deeside, (d) Wrexham, (e)...

      Crimes of Violence: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in (a) Clwyd West, (b) Ynys Mon, (c) Caernarfon, (d) Meirionydd Nant Conwy...

      Crimes of Violence: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in each police authority area in Wales in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) incidents of violence against the person and (b) police emergency call-outs resulting from incidents occurring (i) on and (ii)...

      Crimes of Violence: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent offences were committed in connection with licensed premises in each police area in each year since 1997; and if she will...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance standards she has set for the operation by Capita of the Criminal Records Bureau's information systems; and what...

      Cycling: Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many fixed penalties were issued to cyclists for the offence of (a) carrying another person and (b) cycling on pavements, broken...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 611W, on departmental correspondence, if she will make it her policy that...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Children's Commissioner for England on children held in immigration removal centres.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what medical care and education services are provided to children in immigration removal centres.

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of women with insecure immigration status left destitute after leaving a violent relationship in the...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding the Government has given to local authorities to support women with insecure immigration status trying to flee violence and...

      Domestic Violence: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial support is available to spouses and their dependants who are seeking leave to remain on basis of the domestic violence rule.

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was provided to organisations providing support for victims of domestic violence in each year since 2001, broken down by...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what telephone hotlines supported by her Department are available to support and advise victims of domestic violence; how these hotlines are...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding was provided to (a) the National Domestic Helpline, (b) the Women's Aid and (c) the Victim Supportline in each year since 2001.

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers were (a) stopped by police, (b) charged, (c) convicted, (d) fined and (e) cautioned for driving while using a mobile...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested for bringing drugs into the UK from (a) Jamaica, (b) Trinidad and Tobago, (c) Nigeria, (d) Ghana and (e)...

      Entry Clearances: Deobandi Sect

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ban members of the Deobandi sect from entering the United Kingdom.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many replica firearms were confiscated in each police force area in each of the last 10 years.

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for which offences fixed penalty notices may be imposed; and what guidance has been issued by her Department on circumstances in which such...

      Forced Marriage: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what resources her Department has allocated to the support of victims of forced marriage for 2008-09; and what plans she has for funding in...

      Foreign Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those who were granted visas as migrant domestic workers applied to change their employers after they arrived in the UK in each...

      Forensic Science: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice her Department has given to police forces and police authorities on the procurement of forensic science services.

      Forensic Science: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on the compulsory registration of forensic science practitioners; and if she will make a statement.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on retention of DNA profiles collected by the police from individuals.

      Homicide: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many homicides were committed by patients with mental illness in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration she gives to the UK's responsibilities under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in her determination of...

      Intelligence Services: Public Speaking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 73W, on MI5, if she will instigate a practice of clearing the (a) timing...

      Internet: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the proportion of internet-related crime affecting the UK which originates in Nigeria.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British police officers are seconded to (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan; what their expected tour of duty is; and what arrangements...

      Metropolitan Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance she has issued on Trusted Partners consulted by the Metropolitan Police Service National Community Tension Team; (2)...

      Metropolitan Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the rate of Metropolitan Police officer abstractions was from each London borough for (a) counter-terrorism, (b) special operations...

      Metropolitan Police: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many searches of (a) persons and (b) vehicles under section 60 of the Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994 were carried out by...

      Mugging: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) street robberies and (b) sanction detections for street robberies there were in each London borough in each of the last 10 years.

      National e-Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the National e-Crime Unit to be launched.

      National e-Crime Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the National e-Crime Unit will be partly funded by the private sector; and if she will make a statement.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) cross checks and ( b) linkages there will be between individual information held on the National Identity Register database and...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pieces of personal information an individual will need to supply to complete a record on the National Identity Register database.

      Offences Against the Person Act 1861

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 in each year since 2002, broken down by offence; and what...

      Offensive Weapons: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) warnings, (b) cautions and (c) charges were issued for possession of knives in each of the last 10 years, in each police...

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on tackling serious and organised crime in the last 12 months.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her definition of a front line police officer is.

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of cautions were found to be unlawful in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she will...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of cautions were found to be inappropriate in each year since 1995, broken down by police force area; and if she...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reprimands given in each year since 1995 were found to have been (a) unlawful and (b) inappropriate, broken down by police force...

      Police Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children aged (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12 and (d) 13 years were held in custody (i) on remand and (ii) after being convicted in...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful cases have been brought by members of the public against police forces for (i) malicious...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how population growth is taken into account when calculating the total resource allocation formula for police forces.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much (a) in total and (b) per head of population was raised from police precepts in each police authority in England and Wales in...

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information she has on the amount spent by each football league club in England on policing of football grounds in each of the last five...

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many football supporters were arrested or detained by police at the ground of each (a) Premier League, (b) Championship and (c)...

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in the integration of police IT systems.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civilian staff have been employed in England and Wales, broken down by police force area in each year since 1997; and how many of...

      Police: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether police will be taken away from their normal duties to police the procession of the Olympic Torch through London on 6 April; (2)...

      Police: Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are funded (a) in full and (b) in part by parish councils.

      Police: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost of employing a fully-trained (a) police constable and (b) police community support officer was in the most recent...

      Police: Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on (a) members of the public and (b) press photographers taking photographs of police officers in public places.

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many roadside checks of (a) speed, (b) use of seat belts and child restraints, (c) vehicle safety and roadworthiness and (d)...

      Police: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the use of mobile police units in policing rural areas; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days sickness after an assault were taken by police officers in each police force in England and Wales in each year since 1997; and...

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what rates of sick leave were reported in each police force in each year since 1997.

      Police: Vacancies

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

      Police: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by each police force was to respond to inquiries from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) as part of routine CRB...

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pornographic images of children were removed from the internet following investigations by (a) police and (b) her Department's...

      Racially Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many racially-motivated crimes were committed in each police force area in each of the last five years.

      Security: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Security Industry Authority has taken to accelerate the licence application process.

      Security: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licence applications pending a decision by the Security Industry Authority are over nine weeks old.

      Security: Litter Bins

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice she has issued on the security implications of the provision of litter bins at (a) railway stations and (b) other public places.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences prevention orders have been issued in respect of those convicted of sexual offences overseas in the last three years.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people convicted of a sexual offence overseas were included on the Sex Offenders Register at the latest date for which figures are...

      Sexual Offences Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences were recorded under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each year since its entry into force, broken down by offence; and what...

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the revenue from speeding fines was in each of the last seven years, broken down by police area.

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has given to police officers on selecting people to be stopped and searched under the Terrorism Act 2000.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those charged with terrorist offences since September 2001 are known to have previously sought asylum.

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences since May 2005 have been held in pre-charge detention longer than (a) 14 days,...

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many potential prosecutions of terrorist suspects have been unable to proceed because of the expiry of the 28 day limit on detaining...

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on pre-charge detention; what discussions she has had with hon. Members on the matter in each of...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 2-4WS, on tackling violence, how she will ensure...

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful wildlife protection prosecutions were launched in the last year for which figures are available, broken down by police...

      Written Questions: Government Reponses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer Question 174965 tabled on 12 December 2007.

      Written Questions: Government Reponses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to answer Question (a) 162615, (b) 162124 and (c) 162271, tabled on 6 November 2007.

      Written Questions: Government Reponses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will answer question 182636 on the national DNA database, tabled on 24 January 2008 by the hon. Member for Cardiff Central; and if...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many pupils permanently excluded from school committed a criminal offence in each police authority area in each of the last 10 years; and...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the merits of academies for 11 to 16 year olds only.

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Energy Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidelines he has issued on the use of (a) insulation standards and (b) microgeneration technologies in (i) new and (ii)...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when West Sussex will have access to the Building Schools for the Future funding stream.

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government plan to take to address trends in the number of children going missing while in care.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times reasonable chastisement has been used as a defence in court cases involving violence against children in each of...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of managers of day care settings who were male in (a) Basingstoke, (b)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average number of hours worked per week by (a) childcarers in maintained settings, (b)...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) private, voluntary and independent nurseries and (b) childminders received funding from...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department gives local authorities to promote the childcare sustainability grant to childcare providers.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department allocates to each local authority for the childcare sustainability grant; and what indicators are used to...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria providers must fulfil to gain access to funding from the local authority child care sustainability grant; and how...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average level of funding given by each local authority to (a) private, voluntary and independent nurseries, (b)...

      Children: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to establish inter-agency co-operation on a common system for child injury (a) surveillance and (b) data...

      Children: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effects of implementation of section 120 of the Adoption and Children Act 2002 on the care and...

      Children: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government plan to take to protect children from unsuitable and offensive computer games.

      Citizenship: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of schools were judged by Ofsted to have adequate citizenship teaching in each year from 2003 to 2007.

      Commonwealth Youth Ministerial Meeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what ministerial presence there will be at the Commonwealth Youth Ministerial meeting in Sri Lanka.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which of his Department's initiatives and those of its predecessor were advertised to the public in each of the last 10 years; and...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by Senior Civil Service staff in his Department and its agencies in the last...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Pensions

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

      Departmental Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department is working towards an accredited certified environmental management system (a) for its whole estate and...

      Departmental Video-Conferencing

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

      Education: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much he has allocated to (a) expand facilities for 16 to 19 year-old learners and (b) deliver learning and skills for adults...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the F40 group on the issue of education funding for local authorities in the last 12 months; and...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of schools had less than 30 per cent. of pupils obtaining five A* to C GCSEs including English and mathematics in...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) pupils eligible for free school meals and (b) all eligible pupils did not sit five GCSEs in 2007.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals did not sit five GCSEs in 2007.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children in Enfield North achieved more than eight A to C grades in GCSE examinations in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education: Sunderland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government have taken to increase the number of young people in Sunderland achieving five A* to C grades at GCSE in...

      Government Offices for the Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which of his Department's programme budgets were administered by the Government offices for the regions in each of the last five years.

      Hearing-Impaired People

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

      JPMorgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors paid to JPMorgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in...

      Ministers: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 892W, on Ministers: Correspondence, if he will publish the...

      National Foundation for Educational Research: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps (a) Ofsted and (b) the Training and Development Agency for Schools have taken in response to the recommendations of...

      Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, columns 109-10W, on Physical Education: Standards, if he will...

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools were found by Ofsted to be providing inaccurate Key Stage 1 results in the latest period for which...

      Primary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the accuracy of Key Stage 1 results; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children at key stage 1 in Nottingham were taught in classes of 31 or more in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary school classes of over (a) 25 and (b) 20 pupils there were in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary school classes of (a) over 30, (b) over 25 and (c) over 20 pupils there were in 1996-97.

      Private Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what projections he has made of the amount of funding per capita at independent day schools in each of the next 10 years for the...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils received permanent exclusions for the category of one-off offences, broken down by offence, in (a) primary...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils took authorised absence in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of persistent absentees from school obtained (a) five GCSEs A*-C and (b) five GCSEs A*-C including...

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library details of the formula used to adjust the scores of school pupils over key stages 3 and 4 in order...

      Pupils: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) sixth form colleges had teachers who worked...

      Pupils: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) secondary schools and (b) sixth form colleges are running the International English Language...

      Pupils: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Basingstoke, (ii) Hampshire and (iii) England have...

      Pupils: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what support from local authorities is available to schools to provide resources to teach children who have English as an...

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what are the 10 most common first languages spoken among pupils who have English as an additional language are in (a) primary...

      Pupils: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to liaise with the Secretary of State for Transport and others to create a scheme whereby groups of...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last nine years.

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of raising the education and training leaving age in each of the...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children gained five A* to C grades in schools that had (a) up to 1,000, (b) between 1,000 and 1,999 and (c)...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in each London borough did not have a school placement at the start of the 2007-08 academic year, broken down by age.

      Schools: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools had audible carbon monoxide alarms fitted in each...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools closed in (i) Cambridgeshire, (ii) Cumbria, (iii) Devon and Cornwall, (iv)...

      Schools: Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of whether there are financial benefits to schools of joining consortiums; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers were attacked on school premises resulting in hospital treatment in each of the last 10 years for which figures...

      Schools: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many data records have been lost or stolen from school premises in the latest period for which records are available.

      Schools: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column 583W, on Drugs: Schools, what information his Department...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what factors he took into consideration in determining the recently revised optimum size for a school governing body.

      Schools: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will provide guidance for local education authorities on incorporating biomass-based heating and cooling in new build schools.

      Schools: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) former school sites and (b) parcels of land belonging to a (i) school and (ii) former school have been sold since 1997.

      Schools: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school sites were sold (a) wholly and (b) partly in each year since 1992; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding school sport received from (a) the national lottery and (b) the public purse in each year since 1997; and how...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which schools have been in Ofsted categories in each year since 1997; and for how long they were in such categories; (2)...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of schools in each local authority area in Yorkshire and the Humber offered swimming lessons to...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Essex and (b) the Castle Point constituency offer swimming lessons.

      Science: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of secondary schools in each local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber offered GCSE courses in (a)...

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the secondary school population is in (a) Enfield North and (b) Enfield Southgate; and what the average secondary school...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of bids for 14 to 19 Diplomas in 2009 under the Gateway 2 process have been turned down.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers have taught at three or more schools on full-time contracts since 2002.

      Teachers TV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the average number of Teachers TV viewers (a) online and (b) on television each day; and how...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he plans to take towards the introduction of the masters in teaching and learning qualification; what estimate he has...

      Teachers: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many agency teachers were employed in each of the last three years, broken down by local education authority; and how much...

      Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what plans his Department has to review the rules on the transferability of Criminal Records Bureau checks on teachers; (2)...

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many plasma television screens have been purchased by his Department and its predecessor and its agencies, and at what cost,...

      Warriner School' Bloxham: Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons the bid by the Warriner School, Bloxham, to run a diploma in environmental and land-based studies for 2009 was...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he will answer parliamentary question (a) 17956 tabled on 14 November 2007, (b) 176819 tabled on 18 December 2007, (c)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects to answer questions (a) 181521 and (b) 181612 on departmental travel, tabled on 21 January 2008 by the hon....

      Young People: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of the proposed intensive intervention projects in the Youth Taskforce Action Plan will be based in rural areas.

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of...

      Children in Care: Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in care were served with an antisocial behaviour order in each of the last nine years.

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were reported missing from social services care in each of the last five years; how many were missing for over...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what promotional items bearing the departmental logo have been commissioned by his Department since its establishment.

      Extracurricular Activities: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of breakfast clubs in Bexley schools; and what steps his Department is taking to encourage...

      Nurseries: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many nurseries closed in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, (1) how many pupil referral units were (a) opened and (b) closed in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many pupil referral...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average pupil premium is for a child with (a) special educational needs and (b) English as an additional language...

      Truancy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils designated as persistent absentees were entitled to free school meals in the latest period for which...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his latest estimate is of (a) the likely total value of payments made in adult learning grant during 2007-08 and (b)...

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which organisations are responsible for administering adult learning grant in Buckinghamshire.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many applications for the adult learning grant have been (a) made, (b) accepted and (c) refused in (i) the London...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which organisations are responsible for administering adult learning grant in Bexley.

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) where the call centre handling calls to the adult learning grant helpline is located; (2) what the average length of...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the average length of time is for dispatch of an adult learning grant pack following receipt of a request from a member...

      Adult Education: Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent steps the Government has taken to improve the numeracy skills of adults.

      Adult Education: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the Government's policy is on the eligibility of ex-prisoners who have been released on licence at the end of their term...

      Adult Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what performance indicators have been set to assess the (a) quality of customer service provided by the adult learning grant...

      Agriculture: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps are being taken to promote agriculture-related degrees and further education qualifications.

      Aimhigher Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 25 February 2008, Official Report, column 1291W, on Aimhigher Initiative, what the reasons are for...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of recent trends in the take-up of apprenticeships.

      Apprentices: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many fatalities occurred during training for apprenticeships in 2006-07.

      Apprentices: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills in which 10 professions where an apprenticeship scheme is in operation employment shortages were highest in the last period...

      Apprentices: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people in apprenticeships who are not UK nationals; and if he will make a statement.

      Apprentices: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills in which 10 professions rates of unemployment of those completing an apprenticeship were highest in the last period for which...

      Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many notifications his Department has received of the presence of asbestos in property for which his Department has...

      Astronomy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library the documents his Department holds relating to the withdrawal of funding for all ground-based...

      Astronomy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect on British astronomy of proposed changes to the science and technology...

      Colleges of Education: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government plans to take to reduce carbon emissions from further education colleges.

      Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which overseas conferences have been attended by members of his Department since its establishment.

      Departmental Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the average annual absence rate amongst civil servants in his Department was in the last three years.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of his Department's expenditure was on advertising in each year since establishment.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which of his Department's initiatives have been advertised to the public; and what the cost of each such campaign was since...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many consultants contracted by his Department are former civil servants.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether confidential or personal information has been compromised through the loss of property from his Department and its...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department spent on publicity and advertising in 2007-08.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by Senior Civil Service staff in his Department in the last 12 month period for...

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what percentage of staff in his Department were making additional voluntary contributions to their pensions in...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what opinion polls the Department has conducted of (a) the public and (b) staff since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) name...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many external contracts his Department has held with public relations companies since its inception; and what the total...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many working days were lost by his Department due to stress-related illness in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of sickness pay to staff within his Department was in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff in his Department and its agencies have attended the (a) Influencing with Integrity, (b) Emotional...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on first class travel since establishment, broken down by staff grade.

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many posts in his Department have remained vacant for over three months in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many hours (a) in total and (b) on average per employee were worked by civil servants in his Department in the last...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what representation his Department has in UK overseas posts; and at what level.

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what targets his Department has set in relation to its employment of people with disabilities over the next five years.

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his...

      Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which further education colleges deliver higher education courses.

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of levels of demand for places on courses in English for speakers of other languages in London; and...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many places on courses for qualifications in English for speakers of other languages have been provided in London over...

      Fairtrade Initiative

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

      Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of making the support available to full-time over 25-year-olds...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the options analysis for post-19 provision as referred to in the regulatory impact...

      Further Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many 19 to 25 year olds enrolled on their first full level 3 qualification there were in each year since 2001; (2)...

      Further Education: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on further education: higher education, what...

      Further Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what proportion of (a) HNDs and (b) HNCs were taught in further education colleges in the last 12 months; (2) what...

      Further Education: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much VAT has been recovered from further education colleges following VAT inspection of the use of zero-rated buildings...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many full-time undergraduates applied to universities from each parental (a) socio-economic group and (b) income...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of students applying for full-time science undergraduate courses in (a) the most recent UCAS...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency entered higher education in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the higher education initial participation rate was in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) 18 to 21 and (b) 22 to...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students formerly eligible for free school meals were admitted to a university in 2007.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many pupils from maintained schools studied for a (a) physics and (b) chemistry degree in each year since 1997.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what non-government organisations and groups he consulted prior to his Department's decision to reduce equal and lower...

      Higher Education: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will encourage universities not to use information from social networking sites when making decisions on (a) student...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of the first-degree student population enrolled at higher education institutions were from non-EU countries...

      Higher Education: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many residents of (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster entered higher education in each of the last 10 years; and how many of...

      Jodrell Bank: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will make a statement on (a) funding of the e-Merlin project and (b) the future of Jodrell Bank observatory.

      Jodrell Bank: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has allocated to Jodrell Bank in each of the last five years for which figures are available; how...

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department and its predecessors paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was.

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department and its predecessors to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Mature Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assistance his Department makes available to enable mature students to attend universities.

      Measurements: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what discussions he has had on recent European Commission statements on the legality of the use of imperial measures; and...

      Part Time Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of part-time further education students completed level 3 courses funded by their employer in each year since...

      Pre-School Education: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of those studying for the Early Years Foundation Degree at university were (a) white and (b)...

      Pre-School Education: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female students studying for the Early Years Foundation Degree were from...

      Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was...

      Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public...

      Publications: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost was of printing and distributing the publication 'Tackling Obesities: Future Choices'; how many copies were...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the value was of each contract awarded to Rackspace by (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies in...

      Salisbury College: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the Ofsted report on the last inspection of Salisbury College.

      Science and Technology Facilities Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes from the Science and Technology Facilities Council's Science Board...

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills with reference to the answer of 12 July 2007, Official Report, column 1624W, to the hon. Member for South Holland and The...

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent steps the Government has taken to include employers in the formulation of skills policy.

      Specialist Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what capital spending is planned for (a) James Brindley, (b) Haywood, (c) Brownhills and (d) St. Margaret Ward specialist...

      Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of students left university in their first year in the 2006-07 academic year; and what assessment he has made...

      Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what information his Department holds on the (a) gender, (b) socio-economic background and (c) ethnicity of students who...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government plans to take to prevent students from being banned from university campuses due to late payment of...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that funds allocated by universities for student bursaries are fully spent.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when the sector assessment of the impact of the new funding criteria for equivalent or lower qualification students will be...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the revenue which would be received by the Exchequer from increasing the interest rates charged...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much student grant his Department expects undergraduates from each parental income decile to receive under the first year...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the (a) total and (b) per capita student loan take-up was classified by parental (i) income decile and (ii)...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the net value of the student loan book is.

      Students: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills who the members of the National Student Forum are; and if he will make a statement.

      Training: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the involvement of Government Departments and agencies in the provision of...

      Universities: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when the Government expect that every university will be twinned with a business champion.

      Vocational Education: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage recognition in the United States of vocational qualifications awarded in the UK.

      Vocational Training: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the compatibility of the training of youth construction workers offered by the Olympic...

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department and its predecessors paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military helicopters were deployed in Afghanistan in (a) May 2005 and (b) April 2008.

    • Afghanistan: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serviceable UK military helicopters there are in (a) Helmand province, (b) Kandahar and (c) Afghanistan, broken down by type.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British servicemen and women experienced heat exhaustion in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in each year since 2006.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 812W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, how many times (a) fixed wing and (b)...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 812W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the start date of the contract was;...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Operational Mentor and Liaison Teams (OMLTs) are in Afghanistan; how many countries are providing troops for OMLTS; and what percentage of OMLTs...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours of training were required for those flying (a) fast jets, (b) transport aircraft and (c) helicopters in the RAF in each year since 2003.

      Aircraft Carriers: Design

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what specifications are included in the design of British aircraft carriers to enable them to absorb battle damage shock in the (a) superstructure, (b)...

      Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any Minister has made an authorisation under section 48 of the Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Royal Air Force exceeded the guidelines for individual separated service in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average length of non-combat deployment for servicemen and women stationed within the UK is, not including short-term training exercises, that...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel were deployed on operations, broken down by location of deployment, at the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to provide a new swimming pool at Defence Medical Service Rehabilitation Centre at Headley Court.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid out by his Department for medical negligence claims made by (a) service personnel and (b) service dependants relating to their...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 288W, on armed forces: housing, what was being repaired in the case of the call-out...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service family accommodation units that are both earmarked for disposal or demolition and no longer in use as family accommodation are within a...

      Armed Forces: Housing

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

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid Annington estates in (a) rent and (b) costs of maintenance of residential dwellings in each year since the company...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the Government receive from Annington estates or Annington Homes Ltd a percentage of the profit which the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid for improvements and modernisation of residential dwellings owned by Annington Homes Ltd in Colchester constituency which...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department paid for improvements and modernisation of residential dwellings owned by Annington Homes Ltd in Colchester constituency in each...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former residential properties of his Department were handed back for sale in each year since acquisition by Annington estates.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the former Ministry of Defence dwellings in Colchester constituency which have been returned to Annington Homes have subsequently been demolished.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 514W, on Colchester, how many of his Department's former residential properties in...

      Armed Forces: Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen and women are in receipt of income support; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total medical stock requirement is of the armed forces in the event of an influenza pandemic, broken down by type of medical stock; whether all...

      Armed Forces: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what level of insurance protection for injury or death may be obtained by (a) Territorial Army and (b) regular Army personnel on operational...

      Armed Forces: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers did not take their full entitlement to annual leave in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers carried over leave to the next leave year in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many units in each branch of the armed forces do not have an assigned unit welfare officer; (2) what the average number of individuals...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) soldiers, (b) sailors and (c) airmen were paid late in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces veterans had their terminal benefits paid late in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the cost of the Military Corrective Training Centre, Colchester was in the latest 12 month period for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Armed Forces: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary scales are for members of the armed forces employed at the Military Correction Training Centre, Colchester.

      Armed Forces: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library copies of the joint service publications (a) JSP 350, (b) JSP 362, (c) JSP 368 and (d) JSP 381.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of training new recruits to the armed forces to meet the rate of resignations as a percentage of each force's total...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of armed forces training exercises were cancelled in 2007-08.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of likely savings as a result of the Defence training review over the next 25 years.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that pelts used to provide bearskin do not come from mother bears shot in front of their cubs; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the alternatives to using bearskin for the manufacture of Guards' caps; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Widowed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces widows voluntarily surrendered their pensions on remarriage or cohabitation in each of the last five years; and what the associated...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the (a) Bulldog and (b) Vector vehicle programmes.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies have been awarded contracts by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies for (i) IT projects and (ii) human resources projects in each of...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he takes when it appears that personal data held by his Department has been (a) lost and (b) disclosed without authorisation; and if he will...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many requests his Department has received in each year since 1997 from the National Audit Office for access to databases containing personal...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

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

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the arrangements are for (a) communication of pension entitlement, (b) payment of lump sum payment and (c) confirmation of pension estimate for...

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials from his Department retired under the voluntary early redundancy scheme on 31 March 2008; what proportion of them were not paid their...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, columns 734-35W, what paid leave entitlements apply to casual staff in his Department.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department is on course to meet sustainable operations on the Government estate targets (a) to source at least 10 per cent. of its...

      Departmental Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme or plans to do so in the next 12 months; (2) whether his...

      Departmental Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department is working towards an accredited certified environmental management system (a) for its whole estate and (b) in some of its buildings.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) agencies which report to his Department.

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      EC Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the remit of the EU Contributors' Committee is; upon what authority it is established; who the chair is; which countries are represented on the...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether mechanisms are in place to monitor the extent to which his Department's (a) internal and (b) external (i) correspondence and (ii) distribution...

      Gurkha Welfare Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department contributed to the Gurkha Welfare Trust in each of the last three years; what evaluation he has carried out of the Trust's work;...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops deployed to Iraq (a) were entitled to operational allowance and (b) received operational allowance in each year since its inception.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the mission statement is for British troops in Iraq.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army and Reservist personnel who have been deployed on operations in Iraq and Afghanistan have not undertaken Operational Training...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many returnees from (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have been unable to take post-operational tour leave in accordance with the terms set out in the...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether leave for troops deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan is counted from the time that a person (a) leaves for the airhead, (b) arrives at the...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he issues posthumous medals for service personnel who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan while showing courage above and beyond the course of duty.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 629, on Iraq, whether (a) military personnel or (b) civilian personnel were...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many violent incidents were reported in (a) Dhi Qar, (b) Muthanna, (c) Maysan and (d) Basra provinces in each of the last six months.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British troops are deployed protecting (a) oil installations and (b) the port of Shalamchah in southern Iraq.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any requests have been made by (a) the US and (b) the Iraqi military that the British Army redeploys into central Basra.

      Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK personnel were deployed to Kosovo in each month since August 2007; how many of those deployed received special training for civilian...

      Kosovo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what command relationship has been agreed between the Kosovo Force and the EU rule of law civilian mission to Kosovo.

      Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's expenditure on language training was in each year since 1997.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many life-flying hours have been completed by the (a) Apache Attack helicopter, (b) Gazelle, (c) Lynx Mk3, (d) Lynx Mk7, (e) Lynx Mk8, (f) Lynx...

      Military Bases: Colchester

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

      Mineral Waters

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

      MOD Aberporth: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the workforce strength at MOD Aberporth is.

      Navy: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in how many incidents of tackling piracy the Royal Navy was involved in each of the last five years; and what the date (a) and (b) location of each...

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his official engagements were from 25 February to 1 April 2008.

      Press Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies were in each year since 1996-97;...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost increase of £1.7 billion in his Department's budget will be spent on; and over what time period.

      Rackspace

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

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what conditions in the agreement with the US for its use of (a) RAF Menwith Hill and (b) RAF Fylingdales would apply in the event of its premature...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Answer of 24 July 2006, Official Report, columns 782-90W, on reserve forces, what the (a) actual strength and (b) unit...

      Reserve Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many medical reservists there were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.

      Royal Irish Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the Home Service Royal Irish Regiment part-time (a) soldiers and (b) officers serving on 1 September 2006 had (i) 0 to five years service,...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of pirate activity in the Indian Ocean off the coast of Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of (a) the security situation in Somalia and (b) the required (i) size and (ii) makeup of a military deployment...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, columns 350-51W, when the decision not to accept the recommendation of his Department's 1998...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many UK banks are being investigated by the US authorities in relation to US unilateral sanctions on Iran; and if he will make a statement.

    • Capital Allowances: Enterprise Zones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in receipts to the Exchequer in each of the next three years from the removal of enterprise zone allowances in (a)...

      Christmas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies have spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in each of the last five years.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) estimated cost, (b) completion date and (c) function is of the Valuation Office Agency's council tax list maintenance - banding support tool...

      Council Tax: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 March 2008, Official Report, column 725W, on Valuation Office: Wales, how many of the appeals resulted in a (a) move up and...

      Council Tax: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he expects the Valuation Office Agency to commence work on council tax revaluation in Wales.

      Council Tax: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable has been set for the Valuation Office Agency to extend the use of the Automated Valuation Model to Wales.

      Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations his Department has made to banks on restructuring the level of individual credit, with particular reference to home buyers, since May 1997.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government have taken in the last 12 months to assist those with very high levels of personal debt.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies has spent on (a) locating, (b) recovering and (c) identifying the information held on lost or stolen (i)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 37W, on data protection, what estimate he has made of the (a) type and (b) volume of...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 37W, on data protection, what extra (a) pay, (b) support and (c) other resources each...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 37W, on data protection, whether he plans the role of data guardians as a permanent measure.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 37W, on data protection, what the (a) amount of data processed, (b) type of data...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on the most recent redesign and implementation of his departmental website.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since May 1997.

      Departmental Listed Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what applications have been made for listed building consent in relation to Treasury buildings since May 1997.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) permanent civil service posts, (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers in employment in his Department...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on publicity and advertising in 2007-08.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public consultations his Department has held in the last three years; and how many respondents there were to each.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services were provided by polling companies for his Department in financial year 2007-08, broken down...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and if...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's staff took more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35 and (h) 40 days leave due to stress in...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      Exchange Controls: Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers (a) the Government and (b) the European Union has to introduce exchange controls between Sterling and the euro; what his policy is on the...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of the average price of a pint of beer comprised tax in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage it will be in 2008-09; (2)...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, columns 38-9W, on excise duties: alcoholic drinks, what the underlying trend in alcohol...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to assess the effect of the level of alcohol duty announced in the 2008 Budget on people's consumption of alcohol, broken down...

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was raised from (a) vehicle excise duty and (b) fuel duty in each year since 1997.

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the total revenue from Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) was in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08, broken down by VED bands A to G; (2) what the total...

      Far Eastern Investment Corporation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has recently met representatives of the Far Eastern Investment Corporation.

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he proposes to allocate to the Financial Inclusion Fund in each of the next three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Loans: World War II

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means his Department has received confirmation from his US counterparts that payments by the UK to the US for assistance related to the Second World...

      Government Departments: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what records the Electronic Property Information Mapping Service (e-PIMS) holds on the (a) rateable value and (b) notional rental cost of empty property.

      Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average annual income was for people in each socio-economic group in each of the last 10 years.

      Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many individuals in (a) Scotland, (b) each Scottish parliamentary constituency and (c) each Scottish local authority area were paying only the...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the revenue to the Exchequer from an increase in the higher rate of income tax by one penny in 2008-09 from (a) England...

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Low Incomes: Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government have taken in the last 12 months to encourage low income families to save money.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 27 February 2008 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on a constituent.

      National Savings and Investments: Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the advertising and sponsorship spend of National Savings and Investments in 2007-08.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how he plans to account for the borrowing needed to provide loans to Northern Rock; and where the borrowed funds will appear in his Department's accounts.

      Northern Rock: Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff at the Financial Services Authority were engaged in supervising Northern Rock prior to September 2007; and how many are currently employed in...

      Northern Rock: Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of whether mortgages classified by Northern Rock as undergoing a voluntary payment holiday are correctly so classified.

      Property Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what works have been undertaken on his Department's property under the Circular 18/84 procedure and its successor since May 1997.

      Public Expenditure: Department for Work and Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department made of the trend in the take-up rate of (a) pension credit, (b) council tax benefit, (c) disability living allowance,...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Office of National Statistics has made of the effect on the overall inflation rate of providing a public sector pay rise of (a) two per...

      Rackspace

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      Stamp Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what adjustment he has made to the previous £15 million budget for stamp duty relief for zero-carbon homes as a result of the Budget 2008...

      Stamp Duties: Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the receipts to the Exchequer from (a) stamp duty and (b) stamp duty land tax in each of the next three years.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of his proposal to amend stamp duty rules to provide that purchases of property in...

      Tax Avoidance: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how HM Revenue and Customs defines bogus self-employment in the construction industry.

      Tax Avoidance: Self-employed

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of construction workers who are bogus self-employed; (2) what estimate he has made of the national insurance...

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the change in the number of flights into and out of UK airports in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11 as a...

      Taxation: Betting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much taxation revenue was generated from machines in Tote betting shops in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Leisure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what information his Department holds for tax purposes on the number of leisure centres which do not charge extra for the use of spas and saunas but...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individual self-assessment tax returns (a) completed online and (b) received in hard copy were recorded as lost in the last year for which...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 14 March 2008, Official Report, column 719W, on Valuation Office,...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many householders in England received a visit from a Valuation Office Agency representative in 2007.

      Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2008, Official Report, column 507W, on Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble, what the notional cost is to the public...

      Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2008, Official Report, column 507W, on Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble, whether the consultancy work undertaken in...

      Valuation Office: Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1226W, on Valuation Office: ICT, whether the proposed Geographic Information System will...

      Valuation Office: Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) planned cost was and (b) most recently estimated cost is of the Valuation Office Agency's Geographical Information System.

      Valuation Office: Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) original completion date was and (b) most recent expected completion date is of the Valuation Office Agency's Geographical Information System.

      Valuation Office: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2008, Official Report, column 508W, on Valuation Office: ICT, what the average geographical size is of each of the...

      Valuation Office: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) expected cost, (b) function and (c) expected completion date is of the Valuation Office Agency's electronic communications project.

      Valuation Office: Measuring Instruments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) tape measures and (b) laser measuring devices the Valuation Office Agency has purchased in the last 24 months; and at what cost in each case.

      Valuation Office: Video Recordings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any internal videos have been produced or updated by the Valuation Office Agency since 8 January.

      Valuation Office: Video Recordings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 1018W, and 8 January 2008, Official Report, column 509W, on Valuation Office: video...

      Valuation: Conservatories

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many domestic properties in England are classified with a dwellinghouse code of (a) Conservatory Type: D, (b) Conservatory Type: S, (c) Conservatory...

      VAT Exemptions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 371W, on VAT exemptions, what assessment he has made of the effects of VAT exemption for...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 50W, on voluntary pay, what the organisations are for which members of his Department have...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the claimants' tax hotline returning calls to customers; and if he will place guidance issued to helpline operatives in the Library.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on running the (a) claimants' and (b) hon. Members' tax credit helpline in each year since 2003, broken down by (i) staffing budget and...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the budget is for the proposed renovations and refurbishment of the Downing Street complex in 2008-09.

    • Admiralty House: Art Works

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which works of art from the Government Art Collection are located in each of the official ministerial residences in Admiralty House; and what the...

      Admiralty House: Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether occupants of ministerial residences in Admiralty House are liable for damage to the material condition of the property they occupy...

      Admiralty House: Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 246W, on Admiralty House, how many bathrooms each of the three official...

      Census: BSL

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will consider the merits of identifying users of British sign language as part of the next census.

      Central Office of Information: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the expenditure of the Central Office of Information on Government marketing, advertising and public relations was in each year since 1996-97.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what estimate he has made of the average (a) hourly and (b) annual pay of (i) male and (ii) female (A) childcarers in daycare settings and...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the job specification and functions of Downing Street's (a) Director of Communications, (b) Chief of...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many civil servants working in his Department are related to other civil servants working in the his Department.

      Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what databases are (a) owned and (b) maintained by (i) the Cabinet Office and (ii) its agencies.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library an electronic copy of the Cabinet Office staff handbook.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many working days were lost by his Department due to stress-related illness in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) destination and (b) purpose was of each overseas visit undertaken by staff in the Cabinet Office in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 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...

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance he has sent to Government Departments on disclosing the dates and locations of meetings held by Ministers.

      Employment: Inverness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) employed and (b) unemployed people there were in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency in each year since 1997.

      Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff are employed by 10 Downing Street in relation to electronic, website and internet communications; and how many were employed on 26...

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the value was of each contract awarded by the (a) Cabinet Office and (b) Prime Minister's office to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate has been made of average life expectancy in (a) Scotland and (b) England.

      Migration: Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions the Office for National Statistics had with Government departments before the Office's revised methodology for allocating...

      Migration: Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when estimates for short-term migration will be published for each local authority area.

      Migration: Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which recommendations of the Inter-departmental Task Force on Migration Statistics (a) have and (b) have not been implemented since the...

      Migration: Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the reliability of the short-term migration statistical series produced by the Office for National Statistics; and...

      Migration: Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the funding required to implement the recommendations made by the inter-departmental task force on migration...

      Official Residences: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1307W, on official residences: repairs and maintenance, whether any (a)...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of migrants to the UK entered the country to study at a UK educational institution in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the average age is of a pensioner in (a) Scotland and (b) England.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many pensioners there were in (a) Scotland and (b) England at the latest date for which figures are available; and what percentage of the...

      Political Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was contributed from the public purse towards the cost of Downing Street Political Office staff that are part funded by the Labour Party,...

      Psychology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which chartered psychologists have been hired by his Department in the last 24 months; at what cost; and for what purpose.

      Public Participation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1307W, on public participation: incentives, what the criteria by which...

      Public Participation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many individuals have responded to his Department's "Have Your Say" consultation.

      Rackspace

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the value was of each contract awarded by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to Rackspace in the last year for which figures are available.

      Security: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 7 March 2008, Official Report, column 2846W, on security: Greater London, whether projects within the Government...

      Staff: 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people working in (a) Number 10 Downing Street and (b) the Cabinet Office are not employed by the Civil Service.

      Suicide: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people (a) under and (b) over 21 years of age committed suicide in (i) Barnsley, (ii) Doncaster and (iii) South Yorkshire in each of the...

      Unemployment: Inverness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many workless households in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency there were in each year since 1997; (2) how many...

      United Kingdom Statistics Authority: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how the budget of the UK Statistics Authority is determined.

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of small arms which were imported into the UK and immediately re-exported in...

    • Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates and with whom in the US Administration he has discussed talks between Russia and the US on deployment of the US...

      Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for (a) UK representation and (b) a negotiating mandate at the forthcoming conference on an international...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many individual cases of human rights abuses by China he raised with his Chinese counterpart in each of the last five years.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions he has raised the issue of human rights abuses with his Chinese counterpart in the last five years.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in China.

      China: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on a boycott of (a) all and (b) part of the Olympic Games in 2008; and if he will make a...

      China: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take in respect of the Beijing Olympic Games in the event of worsening political violence in China.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on climate change; and if he will make a statement.

      Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what meetings his Department has held with officials of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's...

      Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department contributes (a) direct funding, (b) informal support and (c) personnel to the Parliamentary Assembly...

      Council of Europe Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a mechanism exists to enable the Government to respond formally to resolutions passed by the Parliamentary Assembly of...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      Diego Garcia: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 547, on terrorist suspects (renditions), whether UK...

      Diego Garcia: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 547, on terrorist suspects (renditions), if he will...

      Diego Garcia: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 547, on terrorist suspects (renditions), who the two men...

      Diego Garcia: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 547, on terrorist suspects (renditions), when the two...

      Diego Garcia: Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 547, on terrorist suspects (renditions), (1) where the...

      Europe: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on gender responsive budgeting.

      Exports: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to which countries the UK has refused an export licence on the grounds of human rights since 1997.

      Fiji: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what permission (a) the Prime Minister's Office or (b) his Department gave to Fiji to use his image to promote a tourism...

      Football Banning Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions his Department has been consulted by the Home Office on banning orders on visa applicants wishing to visit...

      France: European Council Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his French counterpart on France's presidency of the European Council in the second half of...

      Gaza: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation he has made to the Government of Egypt on stopping the smuggling of weapons into Gaza.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of international compliance with conventions banning torture and other degrading practices; what...

      Indonesia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the report by the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Dr. Manfred Nowak, on the use of torture and...

      Indonesia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to respond to the report of the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Dr Manfred Nowak, on the use of torture by...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints have been received relating to the behaviour of individuals employed by private military companies under...

      Maldives: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on participating in an election-monitoring mission to the Maldives in relation to elections...

      Mexico: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government have taken to improve the relationship between the UK and Mexico.

      Michael Shields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Bulgaria on a pardon for Michael Shields; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UK Government have had any discussions with the prospective candidates for the US presidency on the Israel-Palestine...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contribution his Department made to the United Nations Development Programme Trust Fund to support the work of Quartet...

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received a response from his counterparts in the five Non-Proliferation Treaty nuclear weapons states to the...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to make progress on the fissile material cut-off treaty.

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

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

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether he has held discussions with the new government of Pakistan on the treatment of religious minorities and the use...

      Papua

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the treatment of the population of West Papua by the Indonesian authorities; and if he...

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance his Department issues to (a) UK-registered and (b) Royal Navy ships operating in or passing through areas where...

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government has taken in international forums to raise concerns on the use of extraordinary rendition.

      Rendition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 547, on terrorist suspects (renditions), which officials...

      Russia: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information he has received from the BBC on interruptions and suspensions of the BBC Russian language service in Russia and...

      Russia: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the closure of FM stations in Russia and Kazakhstan carrying the BBC Russian language service in...

      Russia: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) reasons for and (b) effects of the suspensions of the BBC Russian language service...

      Russia: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding is planned for (a) the BBC World Service and (b) its Russian language service in each of the next three years.

      Russia: BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are to reinstate the broadcasting of BBC Russian language services on short wave.

      Saudi Arabia: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2008, Official Report, column 836W, on Saudi Arabia: overseas residence, if he will make...

      Simon Mann

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take in the week beginning 21 April to monitor the (a) treatment and (b) risk of torture of Mr. Simon...

      Sri Lanka: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to make representations to the government of Sri Lanka on recent attacks against Christians.

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made in the peace talks for Darfur; and if he will make a statement.

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what progress has been made in meeting the helicopter requirements of the UNAMID deployment in Sudan; how many of the six...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government has had with other EU and NATO countries on providing funding to underwrite the costs of the...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government of Sudan has placed any obstacles in the way of the deployment of helicopters by UNAMID; and if he will...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions the Government have had with the government of Chad on Darfur; and if he will make a statement.

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice he has received on the compliance with international law of actions taken by the People's Republic of China in...

      Tibet: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on reporting restrictions placed on foreign journalists in Tibet; and what representations he has...

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy on (a) water-boarding and (b) other physical and degrading interrogation techniques is; and what...

      Trade: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made on the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights; and if he will...

      Turkey: EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government have taken to increase support for Turkish accession to the European Union amongst EU member states.

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many election monitors the UK will provide to the presidential elections in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what precautions have been taken to assist UK citizens living in Zimbabwe following the elections.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding (a) his Department and (b) lottery distributors have contributed towards projects aimed at increasing participation...

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the implementation of the McMaster Review of excellence in the arts.

      Arts: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans his Department has for reducing the burden of administration on arts organisations.

      Arts: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what Government support has been given to the (a) performing and (b) visual arts in rural areas of England since May 2005.

      Arts: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans his Department has for reducing the number of targets which are applied to the arts sector.

      Association for Physical Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how often his Department has met the Association for Physical Education in each of the last three years; and what the outcome was of...

      Baseball

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had recent discussions on the governance of baseball; and if he will make a statement.

      Cultural Heritage: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account he takes of climate change when developing the Department's heritage strategy, with particular reference to the protection...

      Cultural Heritage: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his estimate is of the number of hours of arts and culture children receive each week.

      Cultural Relations: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to improve cultural ties between the UK and Israel; and if he will make a...

      Culture Online: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 545W, on Culture Online, what targets were set for the Culture Online...

      Culture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on strategic commissioning in (a) museums (b) galleries and (c) libraries in each of the last five years.

      Culture: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to his Department's press release of 13 February 2008 on the Find Your Talent scheme, whether cultural events attended...

      Culture: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps the Government have taken to provide opportunities for young people to engage in cultural activities.

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts his Department has with Euclid; and what the combined monetary value of such contracts is.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what new criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) permanent civil service posts (b) permanent non-civil service posts and (c) temporary or agency workers in employment...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what property has been lost or stolen from his Department since 1997; and what the cost of replacement was.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding agreements his Department has made with (a) departmental agencies, (b) non-departmental public bodies and (c) private...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public consultations his Department has held in the last three years; and how many respondents there were to each.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) surveys, (b) questionnaires and (c) other services were provided by polling companies for his Department in financial year...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on research in each of the last three years, broken down by policy area or departmental division.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of his Department's staff took more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35 and (h) 40 days leave...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which of his Department's public sector agreement targets have been discontinued following his speech on 7 November 2007 at the Equity...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) 0800, (b) 0845 and (c) 0870 telephone numbers for the public are in use by (i) his Department and (ii) agencies which report...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times the Digital Radio Working Group taskforce has met in 2008; and how much has been spent on its administration since...

      Digital Switchover Help Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to complete his assessment of the costs and benefits of upgrading his core research requirements for digital switchover...

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what targets his Department has set in relation to the employment of people with disabilities over the next five years.

      English Heritage: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the aims of the Hearth and Home research project by English Heritage are; and if he will make a statement.

      Euclid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much he expects his Department to pay to Euclid in each of the next three years.

      Film: Video Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he intends to introduce legislation to make the use of a video camera in a cinema a criminal offence.

      Film: Video Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the annual loss to the UK film industry as a result of intellectual property theft.

      Football: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to require the Football Association to establish a national insurance scheme to cover injuries caused...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, columns 86-87W, on gambling: advertising, if he will place in the Library a...

      Historic Buildings: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance and assistance is available from English Heritage on the use of renewable technology in buildings of historic importance.

      JP Morgan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department paid to JP Morgan in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each payment was.

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Ofcom: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department provided to Ofcom in each of the last three years; and for what purposes each payment was made.

      Own Art Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much he expects his Department to spend on (a) the Own Art programme and (b) the Take It Away instrument scheme in each of the...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) athletics tracks, (b) golf facilities, (c) grass pitches, (d) health and fitness suites, (e) ice rinks, (f) indoor...

      Regional Cultural Consortiums: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department provided for Regional Cultural Consortia in 2007-08; and what funding will be provided in 2008-09.

      Sports: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on HM Revenue and Customs' decision to apply VAT at the standard rate...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 November 2007, Official Report, column 6W, on television: licensing, how many people in Northern Ireland...

      Tourism Strategy Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's planned expenditure on the Tourism Strategy Fund is for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      VisitBritain: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average cost per square metre of (a) stand alone VisitBritain offices outside the UK and (b) VisitBritain offices...

      World Heritage Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when his Department plans to publish the World Heritage Review; and what the cost of the review is expected to be.

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Advertising Standards Authority: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many complaints were made against the Advertising Standards Authority in relation to the Mail Preference Service...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to promote the use of (a) bio-diesel and (b) other non-fossil fuels in the next 12 months; and if...

      Biofuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what (a) evidence he has evaluated and (b) what research he has commissioned, on the whole life carbon emission...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the contribution to the Government's target of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by...

      Cars: Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the likely future performance of the UK car industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Certification Officer: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people have (a) resigned and (b) retired from the Office of the Certification Officer in each year since it...

      Certification Officer: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people have been employed by the Office of the Certification Officer in each year since it was established.

      Construction: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what estimate he has made of the number of construction operatives who have the employment status of (a)...

      Energy: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent comparisons his Department has made between the cost to domestic energy users of (a) mains gas and (b)...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 334W, on renewable energy: finance, how much of the...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which of the recommendations of the Walsh Review of flexible working he plans to implement; and when he plans to...

      Flexible Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress is being made on proposals to extend the right to flexible working to all parents with children under...

      Fraud: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department has responsibility for tackling the use of the internet to conduct fraud; and if he will make a...

      Fuel Poverty: Inverness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) households, (b) children and (c) pensioners were living in fuel poverty in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch...

      Geothermal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the potential thermal generation capacity of geothermal technologies in the UK; and if he...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the Answer of 27 March 2008, Official Report, column 329W, on industrial diseases: compensation, how many...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations his Department received from the renewable energy industry prior to the relaunch of the domestic...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what budget has been set for the domestic stream of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

      Mailing Preference Service: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many complaints were made against the Mail Preference Service in each year since 2000.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letter of 29 January 2008 from the hon. Member for Walsall North concerning a constituent.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects a reply to be sent to the hon. Member for West Worcestershire in response to his letter of 21...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Wycombe of 29 February 2008 on individuals registered in the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letters of 28 January 2008 and 6 March 2008 from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford on...

      Microgeneration: Solar Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what (a) assessment he has made of the complexity and (b) estimate he has made of the cost of participation in the...

      National Minimum Wage: Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps HM Revenue and Customs has taken to implement the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission on...

      Natural Gas: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what estimate he has made of the number of households in the United Kingdom which pay additional charges to...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what meetings he has held on nuclear power issues with (a) trades unions and (b) environmental non-governmental...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what sites other than existing nuclear sites are under consideration for the potential development of new nuclear...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the timescale for new nuclear power stations to produce more electricity than is...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make available resources to non-governmental organisations to assist in their participation in the...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the likely carbon footprint of new nuclear power stations in the UK.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to his Oral Answer of 3 April 2008, Official Report, columns 903-04, on the nuclear industry, if he will...

      Nuclear Power: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the evidential basis is for his estimate, made at the UNITE conference on 28 March 2008, that up to 100,000 new...

      Nuclear Power: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs which will be created in a programme of new build nuclear power...

      Nuclear Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will ask the Chief Nuclear Safety Inspector at the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to evaluate the safety of...

      Nuclear Power: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what additional resources will be required to fulfil the commitments on nuclear regulatory co-operation set out in the...

      Nuclear Power: Uranium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the future availability of uranium reserves; and how long they are expected to last...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment has been made of the traditional Post Office functions which are now undertaken remotely, online or...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what advice his Department plans to provide to communities who wish local authorities to take over the running of post...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will request Post Office Ltd not to proceed with its proposed changes to the post office structure; and if he...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many post office franchises are due contractually to terminate in each of the next five years; and if he...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many lessees of Post Office Ltd freehold estates have triggered a call option requiring the landlord to sell...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many post office leases include a call option requiring the landlord to sell the revisionary estate to the...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) whether at the time a post office franchise agreement is terminated, any leasehold agreement on that estate...

      Post Offices: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what level of subsidy will be available to the Post Office network after 2011; and if he will make a statement.

      Postal Workers: Dog Attacks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what his analysis is of the performance of the Health and Safety Executive's record of monitoring Royal Mail's...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the (a) (i) pay and (ii) non-pay administration and (b) estate costs of each regional development agency were...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what properties each regional development agency (RDA) owns; how many RDA-employed staff are located at each such...

      Renewable Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many renewable energy systems have been installed on or in UK dwellings in each year since 2000.

      Solar Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the UK's global position in the construction of integrated solar photovoltaics; and if...

      Solicitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to his Department's written evidence to the Public Accounts Committee on Coal Health Compensation...

      Targeted Advertising Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what assessment he has made of the implications for personal privacy of the use of targeted advertising...

      Telephones: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to respond to the Ofcom report on the extra charges imposed on those paying for telephonic use who...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, columns 407-8W, to the hon. Member for Chichester, on...

  • Health

    • Abortion: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many clinics are registered to perform abortions in Gloucestershire; and whether they receive public funding to carry out these procedures.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what opinion surveys have been conducted by (a) his Department and (b) the NHS, on the views of (i) general practitioners, (ii) hospital doctors, (iii)...

      Alliance Boots: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to Alliance Boots Ltd. in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each such payment was.

      Antidepressants: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will (a) undertake an evaluation of the effectiveness of and (b) issue new guidance on prescribing selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor...

      Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to the Association of the British Pharmaceutical Industry in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each such payment was.

      Byotrol: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to Byotrol in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each such payment was.

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the criteria are for assessing someone as being at (a) low, (b) moderate and (c) high risk as a result of a vascular risk assessment as referred...

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the costs associated with the vascular risk assessment programme, as proposed in Putting Prevention First; and what...

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the difference between take-up rates by men and women of vascular risk assessments.

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what risk assessment tool his Department used in modelling the effects of the proposed vascular risk assessment programme, published in Putting Prevention...

      Care Homes: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place a copy of the Commission for Social Care Inspection's code of practice for inspectors of care homes in the Library.

      Care Homes: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) private, (b) public and (c) voluntary sector care homes for the elderly in the North East were subject to regulation and inspection by the...

      Child Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of the appendices to the Child Health Interim Application Options Appraisal Process final report.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, columns 13-14W, on childbirth, what the (a) terms of reference and (b) timetable of the...

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the likely cost of introducing mandatory weighing and measuring of all children in England in each year.

      Chlamydia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with chlamydia in each year since 1997-98; and what proportion in each year were (a) men and (b) women.

      Chlamydia: Information Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which national information resources on the subject of chlamydia were produced by (a) his Department and (b) his Department's arm's length bodies in...

      Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the National Chlamydia Screening programme invited feedback from local and regional networks on men's perceptions and experiences of chlamydia...

      Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets he expects to set for primary care trusts for chlamydia screening in 2008-09; and how much central funding was given to the NHS for chlamydia...

      Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) monitoring and (b) evaluation of measures to support equitable access to chlamydia screening (i) his Department and (ii) the Health Protection...

      Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of screens for chlamydia undertaken in the most recent year for which figures are available were in (a) men and (b) women, broken down...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish an independent scientific committee to oversee research into myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that Government funding for biomedical research on ME/CFS is equal to Government funding for psychological research on...

      Community Hospitals: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community hospitals in England have (a) closed and (b) partly closed since May 2005.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what visits he 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 Health pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2008, Official Report, column 1179W, on the departmental intranet, whether his Department's activity on Wikipedia...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on publicity and advertising in 2007-08.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and...

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      Dieticians: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department's non-medical prescribing board last considered a business case for dieticians to become supplementary or independent prescribers.

      Drugs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much a general practice is paid per patient per year for the management of a patient who is stable on warfarin; and how much is payable under the...

      Drugs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were transferred from secondary to primary care for their management on warfarin in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on notifying pensioners of their entitlement to an NHS sight test;...

      Family Practioner Services: Westminster Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which GP practices are funded by Westminster primary care trust; and what the location of each is.

      Fractures: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the national hip fracture database is to be implemented by all health trusts.

      Health Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1072-3W, on health services: complaints, if he will break down the number of...

      Health Services: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how (a) his Department and (b) the Health Protection Agency plans to monitor progress against the Health Protection Agency's Men too... strategy.

      Health Services: Overview and Scrutiny Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to allow the representation of district councils on county and unitary health overview and scrutiny committees.

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much time members of the new strategic boards proposed for professional healthcare regulatory bodies will be expected to commit each year; and how...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) skills, (b) competences and (c) experience candidates for (i) professional and (ii) lay membership of the councils of professional healthcare...

      Health Services: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider introducing a requirement for professional applicants to council of professional health regulatory bodies to demonstrate a capacity to...

      Health Services: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 339W, on health services: West Sussex, if he will define his use of the term viable option.

      Health Visitors: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors were in post in each primary care trust in (a) 2001, (b) 2005 and (c) 2007.

      Healthcare Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean, (b) median and (c) range of time taken was by the Healthcare Commission to categorise complaints in each year from August 2004; and...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new HIV/AIDS cases there were in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) primary care trust and (b) age group.

      HIV Infection: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on anti-retroviral therapy in each of the last five years, broken down by trust.

      Hospitals: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions illegal drugs were seized in hospitals in 2007.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths there were in (a) Great Western Hospital, Swindon, (b) Royal United Hospital, Bath and (c) Chippenham Community Hospital wholly or...

      Hospitals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the most recent re-configuration of hospital services in East Lancashire has cost.

      Huntingtons Chorea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of people diagnosed with Huntington's disease in (a) England, (b) the north-east, (c) Tees...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the ability of users of Part IX catheters, appliances and related services to self-care under the...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with pharmaceutical companies on the continuity of product supply in the event of an influenza pandemic in the...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which groups are to be offered pandemic influenza vaccination in the event of an influenza pandemic, in order of priority; and if he will make a...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 596W, on influenza, with which (a) public and (b) private sector bodies the...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 January 2008, Official Report, column 593W, on influenza, what progress has been made in testing the public's reactions to...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1078W, on influenza, when he expects the audit of NHS preparedness to conclude;...

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Lloyds Pharmacy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to Lloyds Pharmacy in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of each such payment was.

      Meat Hygiene Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely impact of recent changes in the Meat Hygiene Service, with particular reference to the number of abattoirs.

      Meat: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to amend guidance on country of origin meat labelling.

      Medical Equipment: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports he has received on the pilots of the community equipment retail model; what plans his Department has to extend the pilots; and if he will...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in how many locations the NHS has offices outside the United Kingdom.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that NHS Direct remains a nurse-led organisation.

      NHS: Belgium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff are employed in NHS offices in Brussels.

      NHS: Belgium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) functions and (b) objectives are of the NHS office in Brussels; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are per head of the population in each English county.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, columns 23-24W, on the NHS: drugs, what proportion of the profit margin achieved by pharmacy...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the estimated value is of HC2 and HC3 certificates issued between 2000-01 and 2006-07 to (a) students and (b) people aged under 25 years; (2)...

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the total annual administrative cost was of (a) the NHS Low Income Scheme, (b) processing HC1 forms and (c) issuing HC2 or HC3 certificates...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration has been given to the application for long-term funding made by developing patient partnerships; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the NHS programme budgeting and marginal analysis data will be made publicly available.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local service provider deployments (a) of acute departmental systems, (i) in emergency care (ii) in mental health and (iii) in primary care,...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was allocated for NHS IT projects since 2005; and how much he expects to allocate in each year until 2010.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) linkages and (b) cross checks are planned between data records on individuals in (i) NHS IT systems and (ii) other Government IT systems.

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the making of contributions to Wikipedia pages related to the NHS by (a) administrative, (b) medical, (c) nursing and (d) other...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether any private finance initiative schemes in the NHS have been included in portfolios held in off-shore tax havens.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the comparative cost of outsourced (a) diagnostics and (b) operations in comparison to undertaking such procedures in-house...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of the population of (a) England and (b) Sunderland that is clinically obese.

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of children classified as obese in each of the last five years, broken down by age cohort.

      Obesity: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 1055W, on obesity, what baseline figure has been set for his Department's public service...

      Osteopathy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the Government has made of the merits of osteopathy in treating long-term musculoskeletal conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Patient Outcome and Death, Trauma: "Who Cares?"

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take in response to the second report of the National Confidential Inquiry into Patient Outcome and Death: "Trauma, Who Cares?";...

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what definition he uses of exceptional in relation to patients who are thereby given health treatments.

      Pharmacology: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislative proposals to require pharmaceutical companies to disclose the evidence from all their clinical trials.

      Pharmacy: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total reduction was in fees payable to pharmacies by primary care trusts as a result of the reduction in practice payment fees in the period from...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of (a) dispensing and (b) non-dispensing GPs were using the Electronic Prescriptions Service system in each month since its...

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) general practitioners and (b) doctors in other settings are (i) able to issue and (ii) regularly issuing electronic...

      Royal Lancaster Infirmary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many official complaints about treatment in (a) the Royal Lancaster Infirmary and (b) Westmorland General Hospital were received in each of the last...

      Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2008, Official Report, column 1086W, on Scientific Advisory Group on Pandemic Influenza, (1) if he will place in...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) 40 to 49, (b) 50 to 59, (c) 60 to 69, (d) 70 to 79 and (e) 80 years and above, were diagnosed with a sexually transmitted...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to reduce the number of children with sexually transmitted diseases.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of banning the display of cigarettes in shops on smoking levels among (a) adults and (b)...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what additional money allocated to social care from the NHS budget in Budget 2008 will be spent on in each year, broken down by budget; (2) how...

      Streptococcus: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1328W, on Streptococcus screening, when he expects to receive a response from the...

      Surgery: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many surgical procedures have been carried out in non-NHS hospitals per annum at a cost to the public purse since 2000; and of these, how many...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Dudley, North of 28 February 2007, Official Report, column 1435W, on translation services, how much was...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2530W, on translation services, how much was spent on translation services into (a)...

      Trauma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he issued to trusts on the provision of appropriately trained doctors to treat cases of severe trauma at the scene of the incident.

      Trauma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of pre-hospital care in trauma patients, with particular reference to airway management.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Annuities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will increase the age at which people are required to buy annuities from their pension funds; and if he will make a statement.

    • Carter & Carter Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the impact on the persons undertaking training provided by Carter and Carter Group plc of the entry into...

      Carter & Carter Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision he has made to ensure the continuous provision of places on employment training programmes following the entry into...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make a quarterly return showing the (a) average length of time taken to clear old scheme Child Support Agency cases and (b) the...

      Child Support Agency: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Child Support Agency's total gross debt outstanding was for the year April 2006 to March 2007; how much of this debt was accrued under...

      Child Support Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the staffing costs of (a) the Child Support Agency in each year until it is wound up and (b) the Child...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what proportion of child support cases had maintenance outstanding for periods of (a) zero to six weeks, (b) six to 12 weeks, (c) 12...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what number and proportion of cases with arrears outstanding the Child Support Agency is taking enforcement action, broken down by type of...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents with care (a) on and (b) not on income support and income based jobseeker's allowance were entitled to maintenance via the...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons children seeking asylum are not included in the Government's target to eradicate child poverty in the UK by 2020.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 December 2007, Official Report, column 1349W, on departmental data protection, in what circumstances transfers of...

      Departmental Leaflets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of each public information leaflet issued by his Department.

      Departmental Leaflets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on, (a) pensions-related, (b) retirement benefit and (c) other benefit-related leaflets in each of the last 10...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criminal offences have been created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since July 2007.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criminal offences have been abolished by primary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessors since May 1997.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people each of his Department's executive agencies employed in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Visits

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many working days were lost by his Department due to stress-related illness in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff in his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of his Department's staff took more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35 and (h) 40 days leave due to...

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department and its associated agencies and non-departmental public bodies on translation services from English into...

      Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by members of his Department and...

      Employment: Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent disability employment advisers were in post in England in each of the last five years.

      Employment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to meet the Lisbon Treaty strategy objective of increasing female employment; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employment tribunals with (a) three members, (b) two members and (c) one member adjudicating sat in each of the last five years.

      Government Offices for the Regions

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

      Housing Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average housing benefit payment was in each year since 1990.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) working age adults were in receipt of incapacity benefit and (b) households in each Metropolitan council area were...

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of claim for income support mortgage interest was (i) inside and (ii) outside London in each year since 1995.

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what rate of interest is used to calculate income support mortgage interest payments; and how this rate is determined.

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of paying income support mortgage interest was in each year since 1995.

      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 increasing the upper limit of capital supported by income support mortgage...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus offices are accessible by appointment only.

      Jobcentre Plus: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus offices employ security staff to guard the doors of the offices; and what guidance is offered to Jobcentre Plus offices...

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many customer access telephones are available in Jobcentre Plus offices in the UK; and how many offices do not have this facility;...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed jobseeker's allowance for more than 24 months in the last (a) 36 months, (b) 48 months and (c) 60 months.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases jobseeker's allowance payments to single adults of £59.15 per week are being paid directly to banks to cover the bank...

      Karian and Box

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value was of each contract awarded by his Department to Karian and Box since 1997.

      Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 3 April 2008, Official Report, column 84WS on lone parents, if he will place in the Library a...

      Nanotechnology: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the safety of nano-enabled products by UK regulatory bodies.

      New Deal Schemes: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 14 March 2008, Official Report, columns 30-31WS, on the flexible new deal, (1) if he will...

      Pension Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what pension forecast service the Pension Service offers; and if he will make a statement.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women in receipt of basic state pension whose husbands are in receipt of basic state pension and who...

      Pensions: Widowed People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to ensure that the Pension Service advises all those pensioners who are newly widowed of the range of entitlement to...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many outlets are specified in the tendering documents for use by customers of the replacement Post Office Card account; what criteria have...

      Press Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of the press offices of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies was in each year from...

      Press Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many press office staff were employed by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies (i) in each...

      PROGRESS Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what funding has been made available by the PROGRESS programme for UK projects.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which factories have closed under the Remploy modernisation programme.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to reflect recent changes in the cost of essential goods and services in benefit entitlement.

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 3 April 2008, Official Report, columns 83-84WS, on disability benefits (European Court of...

      Social Security Benefits: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many birth certificates his Department received for proof of identity for benefit claimants, including winter fuel payment claimants, in...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in how many cases overpayments of benefit have been reclaimed following the death of a claimant where such repayments were not mandatory...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of calls made to (a) the Pension Service, (b) the Disability and Carers Service, (c) the Benefit Enquiry Line and...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an estimate of the percentage increase in the basic state pension which could be paid in each year between 2009-10 and 2012-13...

      Tax Allowances: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost of increasing the second adult rebate for carers to the level of the single person's discount on council...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2008, Official Report, columns 66-7W, on unemployment, what the evidential basis was for the Secretary of...

      Zurich Financial Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department paid to Zurich Financial Services in each year since 1997; and what the purpose of the payment was in each case.

  • Justice

    • Bail: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2008, Official Report, column 1060W, on bail: housing, what local schemes are being considered under the Bail...

    • Burglary: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of recorded burglaries resulted in a (a) prosecution and (b) conviction in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Convictions: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children under 16 years of age received (a) a criminal conviction and (b) a criminal conviction for an offence committed on school property in...

      Coroners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when a revised version of the Charter for the Bereaved will be issued; and if he will ensure that charities representing those bereaved as a result of...

      Coroners Bill (Draft)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the reason for the time taken to introduce the Coroners Bill to Parliament is; and if he will make a statement.

      Coroners: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure that coroners and local safeguarding children boards work together effectively to investigate child deaths.

      Coroners: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the procedures used in coroners' inquests following a death from mesothelioma in the last 12 months

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 555W, on crime: victims, what terms of employment or appointment were specified for the...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 March 2008, Official Report, column 2844W, on data protection, for what reasons (a) there was no Government response to the...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which of his Department's initiatives and those of its predecessors have been advertised to the public in each of the last 10 years; and what the cost of...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is issued to members of his Department on the authorship and publication on the internet of material relating to their official duties; and...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

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

      Feltham Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) name and (b) capacity is of each unit at HM Young Offender Institution Feltham; who the residential manager is of each; and if he will...

      Fixed Penalties: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many police forces have issued fixed penalty notices for disorder to persons under the age of 16 under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of reported victims of forced marriage were aged (a) below 18, (b) 18 to 24 and (c) over 24 years in the latest period for which...

      Homicide: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people convicted of murder under (a) the Murder (Abolition of Death Penalty) Act 1965 and (b) Powers of Criminal Courts...

      Information Commissioner: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the rate of employer contributions is to the pension scheme of which employees at the Office of the Information Commissioner are members.

      Internet: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment has been made of the adequacy of safeguards for internet users who have their online activities monitored by internet service...

      Life Imprisonment: Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 30 January 2008, Official Report, column 485W, on life imprisonment: prisoners' release, how many prisoners sentenced to life...

      Magistrates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates have experience of (a) skilled, (b) semi-skilled and (c) unskilled manual work.

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people convicted of possession of a knife in a public place under the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 received the...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many police cells in England and Wales assigned to Operation Safeguard were being paid for by his Department but not used in each of the last 52...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions prisoners have been housed at police stations in each of the last six months; and at what additional cost.

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost per night was for holding people in custody in (a) police cells and (b) prisons in Essex in the latest period for which figures...

      Police Custody: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juveniles were held overnight in custody in police cells in Essex in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders who received indeterminate public protection sentences are being held in (a) Category C and (b) Category D prisons.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the impact of licence recalls on the prison population.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will introduce an additional system of reward and penalty for prisoners who have been returned to prison as a result of a licence recall.

      Prisoners: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that prisons comply with their responsibilities under the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms are in place for the rehabilitation of female youth offenders, with particular reference to programmes involving the construction industry.

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of female offenders (a) were given custodial sentences in each of the last 10 years and (b) have been given these...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will provide a breakdown of the number and proportion of women given custodial sentences by the length of sentence in (a) each of the last five...

      Prisoners: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners have been held in police cells (a) in total and (b) in each police force area since the start of 2008; and if he will make a...

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to introduce dedicated funding for alcohol misuse treatment services in all prisons.

      Prisoners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) initial contract value and (b) outturn in each year since establishment was of each contracted-out secure training centre.

      Prisoners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of each (a) place and (b) offender in each contracted-out secure training centre in each year since establishment.

      Prisoners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what liquidated damage clauses there are in each contract of each contracted-out secure training centre (STC); how many times those clauses were used in...

      Prisons: Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners held in a cell designed for two cellmates shared their cell with two others in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and if he will...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 562W, on sentencing, (1) what the figures in the table represented as a percentage of...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of (a) males and (b) females given prison sentences in each of the last 10 years were aged (i) below 16, (ii) 16 to 18,...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average age was of (a) males and (b) females given a custodial sentence in each of the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Sentencing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many sentences were given to young offenders, broken down by type of offence, in each of the last 10 years.

      Suicide Prevention Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will consider whether any revision of legislation is required to assist the work of the Suicide Prevention Strategy for England; and if he will...

      Suicide Prevention Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases of successful prosecution for online promotion of suicide there have been; and if he will make a statement.

      Supervisions Orders: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the average cost of a supervision order was in England and Wales in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to (a) consider, (b) consult on and (c) conduct research into compulsory voting; and if he will make a statement.

      Young Offenders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department collects on the academic achievement of young people in custody; and if he will make a statement.

  • House of Lords

    • Advertising: Internet

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are taking any action on the targeted advertising service offered by Phorm in the light of the questions about its legality under the Data Protection...

    • Afghanistan: World Food Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much they have pledged, and contributed, towards the World Food Programme's current three-year relief and recovery operation in Afghanistan; and whether the...

      Agriculture: Sheep

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will authorise the extraction of spinal columns from sheep by vacuum, as approved by the European Union, and in the light of the Food Standards Agency...

      Allotments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by Baroness Andrews on 10 January (Official Report, col. 941), whether they have revised their guidance on allotments; and, if so, what...

      Armed Forces: Bowman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in developing solutions to facilitate data exchange between Bowman and other NATO digitisation systems as part of the Ministry of...

      Armed Forces: Centre for Defence Enterprise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the planned pilot Centre for Defence Enterprise on the Harwell campus will be established and operational.

      Armed Forces: Centre for Defence Enterprise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the planned pilot Centre for Defence Enterprise on the Harwell campus will be staffed and managed.

      Armed Forces: Centre for Defence Enterprise

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the planned pilot Centre for Defence Enterprise on the Harwell campus will relate to the work of the Defence Scientific and Technology Laboratories.

      Armed Forces: Chemical Weapons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will propose that the role of incapacitating biochemical weapons in military operations and law enforcement be discussed at the Chemical Weapons...

      Armed Forces: Director of Service Prosecutions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the new Director of Service Prosecutions, Bruce Houlder QC, has served in HM Regular or Reserve Forces; and Whether they will place in the Library of the...

      Armed Forces: Future Rapid Effects System

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 31 March (WA 127), regarding the Future Rapid Effect System (FRES), what planning figure is the...

      Armed Forces: Military Covenant

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is a military covenant.

      Armed Forces: School Visits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the motion proposed by the National Union of Teachers for an end to school visits designed to raise awareness of the Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Scottish Personnel

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in discussions with the Scottish Executive regarding the jurisdiction of and arrangements for inquiring into the deaths of...

      Armed Forces: Tribunals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 17 March (WA 23), by what process service and ex-service personnel were individually invited to...

      Armed Forces: Weapons

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Ministry of Defence has decided to sole-source the CTA 40mm cannon for Warrior FRES, given the lack of manufacturing facility and qualification for the...

      Bahrain: Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, at a meeting to discuss the activities of Bahraini refugees in the United Kingdom, the British ambassador in Bahrain informed the Interior Minister that...

      Bangladesh: Chittagong Hill

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received reports about a potential famine in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh and neighbouring states in India following the flowering of...

      Bosnia-Herzegovina: Financial Assistance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the implications for British development aid of the decision by the United States Agency for International Development to declare that the Alliance of...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they will take following the formal decision, dated 27 March, by the Legal Services Complaints Commissioner declaring that for the purposes of Section...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the report of the Legal Services Ombudsman for England and Wales in the cases of Dennis Rimmer and Norman Dickinson, retired miners whose...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they have taken following the reports by the Legal Services Ombudsman in respect of retired miners, their widows and families in the British Coal...

      British Coal Compensation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to address the concerns of retired miners, their widows and families in the British Coal litigation seeking redress against their former...

      British Overseas Territories

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will allow representatives of Overseas Territories to lay wreaths in their own right at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day.

      Cameroon: Constitution

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they will make through the Commonwealth to President Biya of Cameroon that he should not alter the constitution to allow him to stand for...

      Care Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many care homes in each district of Greater Manchester have more than half of their employees qualified to NVQ level 2 or above.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether media reports of United Kingdom support for the Colombian army's III Brigade intelligence department are correct and, if so, what is the nature of that...

      Colombia: Justice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What matters are covered in the United Kingdom's advisory role to the Colombian authorities on reform of the Colombian military justice system.

      Colombia: Justice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice they gave the Colombian authorities regarding the inclusion of cases of human rights abuse within the Colombian military justice system.

      Colombia: Military Support

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What monitoring and evaluation have been considered to assess the efficacy of support provided to the Colombian military, including the mountain units, and what...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer on 3 March by the Minister of State for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Dr Kim Howells MP (Official Report, Commons, 2143W),...

      Compensation: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the Northern Ireland Compensation Agency has paid out each year since it was created.

      Compensation: Pleural Plaque

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Prime Minister on 12 March (HC Deb, col. 276) on action to be taken with regard to compensation for pleural plaque sufferers, how much...

      Computer Systems: DCSF

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of the Department for Children, Schools and Families, on how many occasions in the past year malicious programs have compromised its computer systems;...

      Computer Systems: Department of Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of the Department of Health, on how many occasions in the past year malicious programs have compromised its computer systems; for each occasion, how...

      Computer Systems: DIUS

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills, on how many occasions in the past year malicious programs have compromised its computer...

      Computer Systems: DWP

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of (a) the Department for Work and Pensions, (b) Jobcentre Plus, (c) the Pension Service, and (d) the Child Support Agency, on how many occasions in the...

      Computer Systems: Ministry of Defence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of the Ministry of Defence, on how many occasions in the past year malicious programs have compromised its computer systems; for each occasion, how many...

      Computer Systems: Ministry of Justice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of the Ministry of Justice, on how many occasions in the past year malicious programs have its computer systems; for each occasion, how many machines...

      Computer Systems: Treasury and HMRC

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In respect of (a) Her Majesty's Treasury and (b) Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, on how many occasions in the past year malicious programs have compromised...

      Crime: Age of Responsibility

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to increase the age of criminal responsibility to 18.

      Crime: Restorative Justice

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many children have been subject to restorative justice intervention in Northern Ireland since the creation of the Youth Justice Agency.

      Crime: Sex Offenders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much it will cost per month to provide police protection for Raymond Horne, following his recent deportation from Australia for sexual offences.

      Crime: Sex Offenders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people are currently on the sex offenders register.

      Crime: Sex Offenders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the deportation of Raymond Horne from Australia to Britain, whether they support the creation of an international sex offenders register.

      Drugs: Cannabis

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people are treated each week for the psychological effects of cannabis use; and what advice is given by FRANK, the Government's drug advice service for...

      Electoral Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 20 February (WA 65) refers only to Electoral Commission complaints to and investigations by the Metropolitan...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent the Polkinghorne Guidelines established in 1989 should still apply to research using foetal tissue; how implementation of these guidelines compares...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the provisions in Clause 4 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill were based on the experience of other countries known to have performed research...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 19 March (WA 44), whether outgrowing embryos lie outside the remit of the Human Fertilisation and...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 19 March (WA 44), how the necessary organisational structure of a viable embryo has been determined on the...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 31 March (WA 133), why the Department of Health does not collect detailed information on therapies and...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 31 March (WA 132—33), whether any member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority who...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 29 November 2007 (Official Report, 29/11/07;col. WA 131) and 3 December 2007 (Official Report, 3/12/07,...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the Medical Research Council's request for applications before 19 March in order to catch up with induced pluripotent stem cell technology reflects the current...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress is being made in their discussions with the Government of France on the proposed nuclear power stations joint project.

      Families

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the interests of reducing carbon emissions, they will consider introducing a policy to discourage large families through fiscal means.

      Families

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their policy towards family size.

      Fishing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the Tope (Prohibition of Fishing) Order 2008 (SI 2008/691), whether Articles 3, 4 and 5 provide that tope may be caught using a rod and line but...

      Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Publications Carbon Footprint

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their estimate of the carbon footprint of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office brochure Better World, Better Britain, published in February.

      Gangmasters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the Gangmasters (Licensing Conditions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Rules 2008 (SI 2008/638), what is the estimate for 2008—09 of the numbers of...

      Gangmasters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to the Gangmasters (Licensing Conditions) (No. 2) (Amendment) Rules 2008 (SI 2008/638), why renewal fees increased by 11.1 per cent for bands A and...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 17 January (WA 278), what representations the Ministry of Defence has had since 24 September 2007...

      Health and Social Care

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many quasi-autonomous non-governmental agencies attached to health and social care exist.

      Health: Alzheimer's

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the new electronic tags for Alzheimer's patients will be available through the National Health Service.

      Health: Anthrax

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 25 March (WA 821), whether they will provide the same statistics with regard to anthrax.

      Health: Genito-urinary Clinics

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What percentage of people seeking an appointment with a genito-urinary medicine clinic are seen within 48 hours; and how this varies between regions.

      Health: Hospital Construction

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many new hospitals are presently under construction in England and Wales; and which of these are in north-west England.

      Health: Hydrotherapy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are taking any steps actively to encourage the provision of hydrotherapy for those with mobility problems.

      Health: Incontinence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made as to how single-line prescription items such as intermittent catheters will be affected by the proposed changes to service...

      Health: Inequalities

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether initiatives to tackle health inequalities will include schemes to address inequalities experienced by people with a learning disability.

      Health: Mobile Phones

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to carry out further research into whether or not the use of mobile phones causes brain tumours.

      Health: Single-sex Wards

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many hospitals built since 1997 have single-sex wards.

      Home Office: Annual Reports

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which annual reports the Home Office is required by Act of Parliament to produce; and, in each case, what is the authorising Act.

      Houses of Parliament: Post Office

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the post office in the Central Lobby of the Palace of Westminster is one of those under threat of closure.

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill [HL]

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 10 January (WA 219), which provisions of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 require that the...

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Immigration Tribunal Service did not deliver to the Home Office the appeal submission in the name of Nino Trollope in the case of the visa application for...

      Iran: Human Rights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they or the European Union raised at the United Nations Human Rights Council in March section 5 of the Iranian draft penal code, which provides a mandatory...

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Military Casualties

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What processes are in place for the Ministry of Defence to learn from the experience of the St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service in providing...

      Iraq: Basra

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to resist any proposals from the United States to include British troops based at Basra airport in military activities in Basra.

      Iraq: Business Development

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they played a role in establishing the business skills programmes being developed in partnership between local district councils and the Baghdad Small...

      Iraq: Displaced People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the estimates made by the International Organisation for Migration in its recent report on the number of displaced Iraqis and on the...

      Iraq: Female Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the recent report by Women for Women International which found a substantial drop in the number of girls being enrolled in school over...

      Iraq: Female Education

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of girls are enrolled in primary, secondary and tertiary education in Iraq; and how this compares with five years ago.

      Iraq: Power Supply

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assistance they are providing to reconstruct, repair and upgrade the power system in Iraq, including generation, transmission and distribution; and What...

      Iraq: Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assistance they are giving to the refugees in the al-Tanf and al-Waleed camps on the Iraq border.

      Iraq: Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the letter sent by 24 refugee and human rights agencies to the Prime Minister on 18 March on Iraqi refugees.

      Iraq: Water Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What attempts they have made to restore the operating capacity of Iraq's 140 major water treatment centres, which currently operate at 65 per cent efficiency; and...

      Israel and Palestine: Gaza

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Israel about reports from the International Committee of the Red Cross claiming that the Gaza Strip's...

      Israel and Palestine: Negotiations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will take steps with their European Union Middle East road map partners to ensure that substantive rather than partial negotiations are started by...

      Israel and Palestine: Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to request further releases of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prisons.

      Israel and Palestine: Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they will make to the Government of Israel about Palestinian prisoners detained without due process, contrary to international law.

      Israel and Palestine: Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they will make to the Government of Israel about the number of Palestinian detainees being, on a pro rata basis, twice the prison population...

      Israel and Palestine: Settlements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 26 March (WA 96), what representations they have made to the Government of Israel regarding reports that...

      Israel and Palestine: US Involvement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they will next discuss the timetable for a Palestinian state with President Bush; and what principal points they will make to him.

      Israel and Palestine: US Involvement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will hold talks with the Government of the United States on the exercise of United States vetoes of United Nations resolutions on Israel/Palestine.

      Israel and Palestine: West Bank

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What they expect to be the implications for Israel if further houses are built in the occupied West Bank or if new outposts are set up or extended contrary to the...

      Justice: No-win No-fee Arrangements

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What measures are in place to prevent abuse of the no-win no-fee system in employment law claims arising from (a) not informing claimants that their costs may be...

      Northern Ireland: Murder Prosecutions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 25 March (WA 84), how many successful convictions have taken place in each year since 1970 in connection with the...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 20 March (WA 65), whether the effect of the arrangements between Northern Rock plc, the Whinstone special...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many employees of Northern Rock were made redundant between 21 February and 31 March.

      Occupational Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How long they expect to take to evaluate pilots on the Fit for Work scheme advocated in Dame Carol Black's recent report on working age illness.

      Occupational Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will appoint a senior Minister with exclusive responsibility for occupational health.

      Occupational Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to improve levels of absence, sickness and disabilities sustained at work in government departments, the National Health Service, local...

      Occupational Health

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to develop detailed proposals based on the recommendations of Dame Carol Black in her recent report on working age illness; and What status the...

      Older People: EAC Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they expect to implement all the recommendations in the report of the House of Lords Select Committee on Economic Affairs Aspects of the Economics of an...

      Older People: Student Loans

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are proposing action to eliminate discrimination in the provision of student loans to people over the age of 55.

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are using the National Register of Unaccompanied Children to track referrals of children where trafficking is suspected.

      People Trafficking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have agreed arrangements for safely accommodating trafficked children, as provided for in the United Kingdom Action Plan on Tackling Human Trafficking...

      Planning: Appeals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many planning appeals, excluding those in respect of industrial or commercial development, were received by HM Inspectors for each of the past five years ended...

      Police: Hand-held Computers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When hand-held computers will be provided to police on the beat.

      Prisoners: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people were serving life sentences in Northern Ireland prisons in January of each of the past 10 years.

      Residential Care

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What actions the Department of Health will take to ensure that the experiences described in the Joint Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman and Local...

      Royal Visits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the announcement by the President of the Republic of Ireland that HM the Queen would be allowed to visit the Republic only if and when policing and...

      Royal Visits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the announcement by the President of the Republic of Ireland that HM the Queen would be allowed to visit the Republic only if and when policing and...

      Royal Visits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make representations to the Government of the Republic of Ireland regarding the proposed visit of HM the Queen to that country.

      Sewers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Who has responsibility for repairing sewers in north-west England.

      Smoking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to reduce further smoking in public places for health reasons.

      St Helena

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the purpose of the addition of (a) a sensitivity check, and (b) a cost-benefit analysis to the St Helena Airport contract evaluation.

      St Helena

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When their plans for an airport in St Helena will come to fruition.

      Statutory Instruments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to reduce the volume of secondary legislation by repealing obsolete measures.

      Tax Credits

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many residents in the City of Manchester have been asked to repay overpayments related to working family tax credits.

      Taxation: Eco-friendly Lifestyles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they propose to introduce further financial incentives for those who wish to live an eco-friendly lifestyle.

      Taxation: VAT

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What value added tax is applied to (a) prime and (b) multiple contractors concerned with shipping construction.

      Taxation: VAT

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether value added tax considerations as between prime and multiple contractors were taken into account when budgeting for the building of two new aircraft...

      Telecommunications: Pricing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What will be the effect on pensioners and people on low incomes of BT's new pricing structure for customers not paying by direct debit, standing order or via the...

      Terrorism: Cyber Storm

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What participation there was by United Kingdom-based agencies in the exercise Cyber Storm II organised by the United States Department of Homeland Security; what...

      Torture

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What actions they are taking, with reference to the comments submitted by them to the public hearing in Strasbourg on 11 July 2007, to ensure that their...

      Turkey: EU Regional Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether European Union regional aid granted to Turkey is spent in areas with less than 75 per cent of the average national income; and how such spending is verified.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of (a) the number of illegal Haitian migrants landing on the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), and (b) the repatriation costs to the...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Haiti regarding illegal migration of its citizens to the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      UN: Human Rights Council

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they voted as they did at the United Nations Human Rights Council on the amendment to the terms of reference of the special rapporteur on freedom of...

      Waste Management: Producer Responsibility Obligations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Producer Responsibility Obligations (Packaging Waste) Regulations 2007 (SI 2007/871) did not contain the recovery and recycling targets now imposed by the...

      Water Supply: Leaks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the targets for reducing water leakage in Future Water: The Government's Water Strategy for England are -0.17 per cent in 2007—08, -1.96 per cent in...

      Water Supply: Leaks

      asked Her Majesty's Government: With reference to Future Water: The Government's Water Strategy for England, how much it would cost to reduce water leakage from 3,418 megalitres per day in...

      Woodland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs, Barry Gardiner, on 1 February 2007 (HC...

      Woodland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs, Barry Gardiner, on 1 February 2007 (HC...

      Woodland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Biodiversity, Landscape and Rural Affairs, Barry Gardiner, on 1 February 2007 (HC...

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