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Written answers

Thursday, 15 May 2008

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to update the Know Your Limits leaflets.

    • Asthma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps the Government have taken to improve NHS healthcare services for asthma sufferers.

      Bereavement Counselling: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on initiatives aimed at assisting bereaved children.

      Cystic Fibrosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review his Department's policy on testing for cystic fibrosis carrier status when screening newborn babies for cystic fibrosis.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many statutory instruments have been (a) made and (b) revoked by Ministers in his Department since 1997.

      Doctors: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of doctors of each specialty and grade there will be in the NHS in each of the next 10 years.

      Doubt Kills Campaign

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has given in grants to the Doubt Kills campaign by the British Heart Foundation.

      EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which consultations undertaken at EU level affecting his Department there were in each of the last 10 years; to which of these his Department (a)...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authorities were participating in the Food Standard Agency's Scores on Doors scheme at the latest date for which information is available.

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's definition of a health centre is.

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which team within his Department leads on plans for a new GP-led health centre in each primary care trust area.

      Health Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure that people with mobility problems or other disabilities secondary to chronic health conditions such as rheumatoid...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) levels of obesity and (b) general health of school children in England in the last three years.

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Ministers from his Department have (a) authorised parliamentary counsel to assist in preparing amendments to the Human Fertilisation and...

      Meat Hygiene Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1801W, on the Meat Hygiene Service, what assessment he has made of the effect of the...

      Mesothelioma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the funds and resources required to implement the mesothelioma framework.

      Mesothelioma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received on the implementation of the mesothelioma framework.

      NHS: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS employees who were also serving members of the British armed forces in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS: DHL

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms he has put in place to monitor the effectiveness of the NHS's contract with DHL for the delivery of medical supplies; what estimate he has...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library the results of the NHS national workforce projects pilots on the European Working Time Directive.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to publish guidance on the commissioning of specialist nursing services for patients with (a) diabetes, (b) Parkinson's...

      Nutrition: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications his Department has received for a licence to use the 5-a-day logo from (a) voluntary groups, (b) Government departments, (c) NHS...

      Nutrition: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications his Department has received to use the 5-a-day logo on fruit or vegetable packaging.

      Nutrition: Logos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications to become an official partner of the 5-a-day campaign have been approved by his Department.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has held on the proposed Europe-wide organ donor card.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect information on numbers of independent pharmacies.

      Pharmacy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of the centralisation of primary healthcare services on pharmacy services to vulnerable groups; and if he will...

      Queen's Hospital Romford: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the bed occupancy rate was at the Queen's Hospital Romford in each month since January 2007.

      WiFi: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Health Protection Agency on progress on its investigation into the potential health implications of WiFi and...

      Barking Havering and Redbridge Hospitals NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the financial performance of the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Hospitals Trust.

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received NHS Continuing Care in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08 to date in each primary care trust

      Chronically Sick: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made in relation to the World Class Commissioning Initiative of best practice in the commissioning of services for long-term...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many persons (a) under 16 and (b) from 16 to 18 years of age (i) are detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 and (ii) were detained under the...

      Departmental Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of the last six meetings of his Department's departmental board.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the percentage of his Department's (a) capital budget and (b) revenue budget that has not yet been allocated for (i)...

      Food Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that the food supplements directive and the nutrition and health claims directive are implemented in the Crown...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what weighting was given to (a) the number of primary care clinicians, (b) health outcomes and (c) patient satisfaction with GP services as...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much capital allocation to the London NHS was returned to the Exchequer in each of the last 10 years; and what the main reasons were for each instance...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding was provided for health services in the London boroughs of (a) Greenwich, (b) Bromley, (c) Lewisham and (d) Bexley in each of the...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what timetable he has set for publication of the outcomes of the review of Part IX of the Drug Tariff for the provision of stoma and incontinence...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people to date have elected not to have their medical records put on the NHS spine.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether patients may elect not to have their records included on the NHS Secondary Uses Service database; and if he will make a statement.

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 26th March 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on medical records: databases, what estimate he has made of (a) the number of...

      Mentally Ill: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of people who have committed suicide in each of the last five years who had been treated...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 131 of his Department's 2007 Annual Report, what the (a) £1 billion NHS central capital budget and (b) £2.3 billion for...

      Suboxone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend the availability of Suboxone in the treatment of drug addicts.

  • Scotland

    • Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many statutory instruments have been (a) made and (b) revoked by Ministers in his Department since 1997.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Polling Stations: Disabled

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps are being taken to ensure that returning officers take effective steps to provide...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Leader of the House how many receptions she has hosted and funded in her capacity as Leader of the House in the last 12 months; which individuals and organisations (a) were invited to...

  • Wales

    • Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment the Valuation Office Agency has made of evidence of (a) errors and (b) incorrect banding in relation to the 2005 council tax revaluation...

    • Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consultants have been contracted by his Department to conduct public participation activities in the last three years; and how much expenditure his...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Unpaid Taxes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much council tax was uncollected in cash terms (a) in England and (b) in each Government office region in each year since...

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of (a) salaries for permanent civil service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-civil service posts and (c)...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department's departmental purchase orders are recorded in an electronic database.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on (a) written consultation, (b) consultation roadshows and (c) stakeholder focus groups in...

      Floods: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effects of the difference between the amount expected and the amount received from the...

      Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2501W, on housing: databases, (1) what the Unique Property...

      Unitary Councils: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effects of unitary local government arrangements on the local level of council tax.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Cricket: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions with representatives of the English Cricket Board he has had on the broadcasting of Test match cricket for the period...

    • Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what efficiency savings (a) his Department and (b) the non-departmental public bodies it sponsors have made in each of the last...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions he has visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Digital Switchover Help Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the March 2008 Emerging Technologies Group.

      Digital Switchover Help Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he was first informed of the research into return path usage among the elderly commissioned by the Department for Communities and...

      Olympic Games: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people will attend all or part of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games from (a) UK Sport and (b) Sport England; and at what cost.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what landscaping contracts for the 2012 London Olympics have been let; and what plans she has to consult landscaping contractors in connection with the Games site.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people working on 2012 Olympic Games construction projects are on apprenticeships; and what proportion of the workforce this represents.

  • Transport

    • Departmental Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department met the civil service diversity targets set out on page 51 of Cabinet Office Annual Report 2007 by April 2008.

    • Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was spent by her Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language.

      Driving: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will review the criteria by which those with type 1 diabetes have had retention of their driving licences, including for heavy goods vehicles,...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make it her policy to introduce conditional driving licences prohibiting (a) nighttime driving, (b) driving with passengers and (c)...

      Luton Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the projected change in numbers of flights (a) to and (b) from Luton airport by 2020 is; what percentage of flights using Luton airport were...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers aged (a) 17 to 20, (b) 21 to 29, (c) 30 to 39, (d) 40 to 49, ( e) 50 to 59, (f) 60 to 69 and (g) over 70 years of age had (i) at...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving a driver in his or her first year of driving following the acquisition of a full licence there were in the most recent...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Curfews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans there are for administering curfews by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

    • Child Support Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many telephone calls to the Child Support Agency (a) were received and (b) received the engaged tone in each month since July 2005.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the value of child maintenance arrears owed by non-resident parents to children in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of parents with care claiming income support received child maintenance in each month since 2003.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what safeguards for children will be in place if the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission uses bailiffs to seize non-payers' property.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost was of (a) salaries for permanent civil service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-civil service posts and (c)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on the effect of the proposed reduction in...

      Rented Housing: Cambridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) addresses and (b) rental values were used by the Rent Service to determine the median rent for the Broad Market Rental Area in...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people made a successful claim to receive (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit and (c) pension credit backdated for (i)...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received in relation to the capacity, funding and equipment of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the (a) armed forces, (b) Army, (c) Royal Navy and (d) Royal Air Force (i) are preparing to deploy on operations and (ii) have...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Royal Navy and (d) Royal Marines were in breach of the guidelines on individual separated...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many military personnel had rehabilitation treatment at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court in each of the last five...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been referred to (a) a regional rehabilitation unit and (b) Headley Court in each year since 2003.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his announcement of 6 May 2008, what the source of funding for the £24 million to be provided to the Defence Medical...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much Annington Homes paid to the Government for land it sold to the east of Layer Road, Colchester, previously occupied by Ministry of Defence...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) target and (b) actual (i) inflow, (ii) outflow and (iii) voluntary outflow rate of each pinch point trade was in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Separation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the separation rate was for married personnel in each service in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) officers, (b) other ranks and (c) all ranks.

      Armed Forces: Staff Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) inflow and (b) outflow was of staff in each regional rehabilitation unit in each year since 2005.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have obtained civilian qualifications issued by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, column 834W, on armed forces: uniforms, how much one complete set of Combat Soldier 95 uniform...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, column 834W, on armed forces: uniforms, how much has been paid to Cooneen Watts and Stone Ltd for...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will re-evaluate the future rapid effect system project with particular reference to (a) the delivery schedule, (b) cost projections, (c)...

      AWE Burghfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what occasions his Department has asked AWE Burghfield to cease live nuclear work in the last 12 months; and for what reasons each such request was made.

      Bombs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how often CRV-7 weapons have been used in each year since 2000; and in which theatre they have been used.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions he has visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were employed by the Ministry of Defence in the most recent year for which records are available.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's expenditure outturn, excluding the cost of operations, was in each year from 1992-93 to 2000-01; (2) what his Department's...

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy vessels have visited Gibraltar in the last 12 months.

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Tornado aircraft have been operating out of Gibraltar airport in the last 12 months.

      Gibraltar: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Tornado aircraft are planned to continue operating out of Gibraltar over the next three years.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 518W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, whether the members of the former Serious...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what progress has been made in the implementation of the conclusions of the Joint Service Review of Honours and Awards; (2) what consideration the...

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to introduce a regular forces service medal to recognise long service in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to invite the Committee on Honours, Decorations and Medals to consider the introduction of a medal for international service for United...

      Navy: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will change the qualification criteria for a General Service Medal with Suez 'canal zone' clasp so that Navy personnel qualify for a medal after 30...

      Reserve Forces: NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on encouraging more NHS staff to become reservists.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Census

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what arrangements have been made for release of output area census data from the forthcoming census to businesses; and if he will make a statement.

    • Civil Servants: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Cabinet Secretary provides to civil servants on the use of social networking sites and blogs.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many days it took on average to answer written parliamentary questions tabled by each hon. Member for answer by him in the last six months.

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what payments (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) its agencies have made to Ipsos MORI in the last 24 months; and for what purposes.

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what statistics the UK Statistics Authority will be required to collate relating to Northern Rock.

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department is monitoring changes in dietary habits in regard to staple foods in (a) developing and (b) least developed...

    • European Union Global Climate Change Alliance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support the Government plan to give to the European Union Global Climate Change Alliance.

      Iraq: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government have taken on the development of education in Iraq since 2003.

      Iraq: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps the Government have taken to assist the Iraqi government in developing health care services since 2003.

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the Government have allocated to Iraq for reconstruction purposes since 2003.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many smoking shelters were built at each of his Department's London buildings in each of the last five years.

  • Justice

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many bail accommodation centres there are in each parliamentary constituency in England.

    • Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, columns 982-3W, on departmental public participation, what action has been (a) taken or (b)...

      Electoral Register: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the marked electoral register is excluded from the disclosure provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      Ipsos MORI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what payments his Department has made to Ipsos MORI since its establishment; and for what purposes.

      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, and with reference to the answer of 12...

      Prisoners: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is in place on the wearing of uniforms by prisoners; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Audio Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is in force on the use of personal music systems by prisoners, with particular reference to permissible volume levels.

      Prisons: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what institutional arrangements are in place for the aftercare of Muslim prisoners.

      Prisons: Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many television sets are available for use by prisoners in prisons in England and Wales; and at what cost.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has received a copy of the Centre for Crime and Justice's report on probation resources, staffing and workloads from 2001 to 2008; and if he...

  • Home Department

    • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the breach rate of acceptable behaviour contracts issued to persons under 18 years of age in the latest...

    • Anti-Social Behaviour Orders: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were breached in each parliamentary constituency in the north-west in each year since 1997.

      Assets Recovery Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to ensure that staff due to be transferred from the Assets Recovery Agency to the Serious Organised Crime...

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has given to (a) police authorities and (b) local authorities for the installation and operation of automatic...

      Crime: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to reduce crime in and around schools in (a) England and (b) Stockton.

      Crimes of Violence: Sulphuric Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of assaults were recorded in each year since 1997 where the assailant used sulphuric acid as a weapon; how many...

      Crimes of Violence: Uxbridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) crimes of violence against the person and (b) burglaries were recorded in Uxbridge constituency in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 15 January 2007, Official Report, column 785W, on translation costs, how much was spent on translating her...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of domestic violence were reported to the police in (a) England and (b) Wales in each of the last three years, broken down...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) convictions were secured and (b) how many sentences were passed, broken down by category, as a result of Operation Pentameter 2.

      Internet: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to police forces on the establishment of courts to deal with e-crime.

      Mugging

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons over 65 years old were subject to street robbery in (a) England and Wales, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district...

      Offenders: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders were subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements in each of the last three years.

      Pornography: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with credit card companies to prevent the purchase of child abuse pictures over the internet.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, columns 212-6W, on proceeds of crime, how many confiscation orders were not...

      Tranquillisers: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons involuntary tranquilliser addicts are not included in the drug strategy.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to encourage banks to offer banking facilities in deprived areas.

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many enforcement cases brought by HM Revenue and Customs involved taxpayers being declared bankrupt in the last period for which figures are available,...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff worked in the (a) escalating cases team and (b) intermediaries team of group 33 on tax credits in each year since it was established; and...

      Financial Services: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, column 142-3W, on financial services: pay, what guidance his Department has issued to the...

      Gaming Machines: Licensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was received in amusement machine licence duty in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07, broken down by category of...

      Gaming Machines: Licensing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many applications for amusement machine licences were received in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06 and (d) 2006-07, broken down by...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on decisions of banks and building societies on whether to pass on interest rate changes to customers.

      National Savings and Investments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the performance of National Savings and Investment's telephone service; and if he will make a statement.

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much he plans his Department will spend on extending the universal early years education entitlement to 15 hours per week in each of the next five...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the figures in tables 1.7 and 1.10 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis 2008, HC489, 2007-08, are presented gross or net of operating and...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to tables 1.7 and 1.10 of Public Expenditure Statistical Analysis 2008, HC 489, if he will provide a breakdown of the equivalent figures for...

      Revenue and Customs: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what target he has set HM Revenue and Customs on the time taken to reply to correspondence from hon. Members; and if he will make a statement.

      Transfer Pricing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department deal with transfer pricing matters as their main responsibility.

      Valuation Office: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of extending the Automated Valuation Model of the Valuation Office Agency to Wales is.

      VAT: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the VAT treatment of sports and leisure trusts; and if he will make a statement.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 25 April 2008, Official Report, column 2313W, on welfare tax credits, when David Wilshaw and Nancy Stevenson first made a...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many appeals have been lodged under the single payment scheme appeal procedure since its inception; and how many appeals...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of Single Farm Payments due in 2007 has been paid.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the introduction of cost and responsibility sharing for animal health;...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live (a) cattle, (b) horses, (c) sheep and (d) ponies were exported from the UK in each of the last three years.

      Beekeeping: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research projects on beekeeping have been funded by his Department in the last five years; what bids for funding for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research he has commissioned into the relationship between tuberculosis in animals and human strains of the disease.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what evidence he has considered on the relationship between the size of herds and the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in cattle.

      Carbon Emissions: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will discuss with representatives of the retail sector the effect on energy use of the practice of high street stores...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what security checks are carried out on civilian contractors working in his Department's establishments.

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by his Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language.

      Dogs: Electric Shock Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research he has commissioned on the (a) effectiveness, (b) efficacy and (c) ethics of using electric shock...

      Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Environment Agency's net receipts from contingency fees were in each of the last three years.

      Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what records his Department holds on the average cost of farmland in different parts of England.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether (a) UK and (b) other EU member states' fishing vessels are permitted to engage in pair-trawling in the six to...

      Fisheries: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to assist UK fishermen to meet rising fuel costs; what other measures to assist fishermen with fuel...

      Floods: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether state aid rules apply to monies dispensed from the European Solidarity Fund to address problems faced by farmers as a...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research on the effects of activities thought to contribute to anthropomorphic climate change,...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research on the effects of G8 agricultural subsidies on trends in global food prices; and if he will...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what support is being provided by his Department to promote food waste collection for the commercial sector.

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many food waste trials he has (a) commissioned and (b) approved; and when the results of the trials are expected.

      Horses: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the animal welfare standards for live horses and ponies being exported from the UK.

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has recently (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated relating to (i) litter and (ii) fly-tipping in...

      Pollution: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects on (a) fish and (b) other marine creatures of thermal discharges...

      Recycling: Non-profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the role of co-operative enterprises in recycling and waste minimisation.

      Waste Disposal: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that waste from projects on construction sites with an estimated cost of less than...

      Waste Management: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local authorities have received private finance initiative finance from his Department for waste schemes; how much...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • British Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with UBS on the sale of British Energy.

    • Carbon Emissions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many projects the Low Carbon Buildings Programme funded in each year since 2006; and what the cost was of each project.

      Companies: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has made to the US in respect of attempts by US law enforcement authorities to undertake...

      Companies: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his policy is on the investigation by the European Commission into allegations of violation of the World Trade...

      Companies: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received from United Kingdom (a) businesses, (b) business organisations and (c) legal...

      Companies: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has made to the US administration in respect of the extraterritorial application of US law and...

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent by his Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language.

      Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions officials in his Department discussed the proposed labelling of heating systems in the...

      Energy: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average price of (a) gas and (b) electricity for UK households has been in each year since 1996.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the expenditure made by each energy company on its social tariff in each of the last five...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations his Department has received on the time taken for changes in the wholesale price of energy to be...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with energy companies on the practice of differential charging for payments made...

      Farepak: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans the Government has to provide compensation to those who lost savings as a result of the collapse of the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of (a) pensioner households and (b) other households which were living in...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effect of increases in fuel prices on the cost of domestic heating.

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has made to the US administration in respect of its decision to withdraw from a World Trade...

      Heating: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of households that use heating oil as the main means of heating their homes in...

      Innovation in Services Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to publish the Innovation in Services project report.

      Insurance: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the insurance industry on provision of (a) insurance and (b) travel...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps he has taken to increase take up of grants provided by the Low Carbon Buildings Programme; and if he...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he has taken since the re-launch of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme to increase grant takeup by private...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much in grant funding under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme has been provided in each region.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on administering the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer from the Secretary of State for Scotland of 23 April 2008, Official Report, column 2042W, on...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what communications he has received from the Chief Executive of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority on his future...

      Nuclear Installations Inspectorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress has been made by HM Nuclear Installations Inspectorate in recruiting inspectors to undertake the generic...

      Radioactive Wastes: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) when he expects the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority to announce the successful bidder for the contract to...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of solar panels installed on (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic properties in...

      Supermarkets: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he has made a recent assessment of whether supermarkets have engaged in price fixing of (a) cigarettes and...

      Tidal Power: River Severn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the criteria are for the selection of companies undertaking feasibility studies for the Severn Tidal Power project.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Skills Pledge: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many employers in Copeland have made the skills pledge.

    • Young People not in Education, Employment or Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the number of young people aged 16 or over not in education, employment or training.

      Young People not in Education, Employment or Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the recent trends in the number of young people aged 16 and over not in education, employment...

      Volunteers: Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government are taking to encourage the training and development of volunteers in Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush.

      Foreign Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to attract more foreign students to the UK.

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will make a statement on levels of capital funding for further education colleges.

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the total capital expenditure was in further education colleges in England in 1997 and 2007; and what plans he has for...

      Further Education Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, what recent assessment he has made of the performance of further education colleges; and if he will make a statement.

      Scientific Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the role of the research councils in promoting scientific research in the public sector.

      Postgraduate Students: Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of support available to postgraduate students who attended schools in areas of...

      Teaching Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the games industry on software packages for the teaching of science, technology,...

      Construction Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when he next expects to meet representatives of further education colleges to discuss skills in the construction sector.

      Undergraduate Courses: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government are taking to improve access to undergraduate courses for those from deprived backgrounds; and if...

      New University: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what consideration he has given to the establishment of a new university in Somerset.

      Low-skilled adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government have taken to improve advice and support for adults who are low-skilled.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to raise the quality of apprenticeships.

      Adult Education: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department plans to spend on adult learner grants for adults aged 25 years and over completing their first level...

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was spent by his Department on translation and interpretation services in 2007-08, broken down by language.

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of first-time Level 3 adult further education students who are aged between 19...

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding for capital expenditure will be available to further education colleges during the current spending review...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students gained (a) an A level and (b) an AS level in (i) accounting, (ii) art and design, (iii) business studies,...

      Office of Fair Trading: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many complaints he has received on the Office of Fair Trading in relation to its work on the home maintenance, repairs...

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department has taken to safeguard research council budgets against the effects of international currency...

      Technology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent progress has been made in developing vocational training in the fields of emerging technologies.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the outcome of the NATO Bucharest Summit on UK policy on Afghanistan.

    • Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training on (a) human rights and (b) other issues the Government has provided to the High Mountain Battalion in Colombia...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials in his Department have been disciplined or dismissed for (a) breaches of data protection requirements and...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) responsibilities are and (b) grade is of his Department's new head of digital engagement.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the budget for his Department's new website will be spent on the design of embassy and high commission websites.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the budget for his Department's new departmental website.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether a review was undertaken before the decision to approve funding for his Department's new website.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 29 February 2008, Official Report, column 2022W, on departmental manpower, how many of the employees...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) under what type of tenure the Government owns 1 Carlton Gardens; (2) what plans he has for the use of 1 Carlton Gardens...

      Departmental Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many statutory instruments have been (a) made and (b) revoked by Ministers in his Department since 1997.

      EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent (a) representations he has made to and (b) discussions he has had with (i) other EU member states and (ii) EU...

      France: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of the Prime Minister's joint press conference with the President of France held at the...

      Gaza: Fuels

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

      Gaza: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Arab governments about the reported...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there are plans to publish the refreshed 6 June 2006 E3+3 proposals on Iran; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek to extend extra-territorial jurisdiction to allow the British prosecuting authorities to...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Answer of 24th May 2006, Official Report, column 1862W, on Iraq, what reports he has received since May...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government have taken to improve the safety and security of Iraqi citizens in Iraq.

      Kenya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of (a) the political situation in Kenya and (b) progress in implementing the National...

      Maldives: Constitutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of the Maldives on establishing effective parliamentary process for the...

      Maldives: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department will send (a) independent observers and (b) observers as part of an EU delegation to the Maldives, in...

      Maldives: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Maldives government on the distribution of media resources between political parties in...

      Maldives: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of the Maldives on establishing an independent election commission in advance...

      Maldives: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of the Maldives on charges against members of opposition parties in advance...

      Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals the Government put forward to the Preparatory Committee meeting for the Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review...

      Polisario Front

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received from the Polisario Front.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many smoking shelters were built at each of his Department's London buildings in each of the last five years.

      Somalia: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what legal advice he has (a) commissioned and (b) received on the death of civilian workers on projects funded by the UK in...

      Somalia: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what political, diplomatic and military support (a) the UK and (b) the EU has provided to (i) Ethiopia in support of its role...

      Somalia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the government of Ethiopia and the Transitional Federal Government in Somalia on their...

      Somalia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government is taking to monitor the human rights situation in Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Somalia: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the capacity of the African Union force in Somalia to protect civilians caught up in the...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he received of attacks on humanitarian aid workers along the Chadian border with Sudan in each of the last three months.

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the re-population of Acholiland in northern Uganda; and if he will make a statement.

      Uganda: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in executing International Criminal Court warrants for the arrest of the leadership of the Lord's...

      USA: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of the United States on (a) human rights and (b) use of torture.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the status is of negotiations in Manhasset on the future of the Western Sahara; and if he will make a statement.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) France and (b) Spain on the future of the Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to meet representatives of the Polisario Front to discuss the status of Western Sahara; and if he...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring academies into the purview of local schools committees.

    • Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2008, Official Report, column 813W, on academies: admissions, if he will list each of the...

      Academies: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether new academies will be allowed to select by banding with reference to the national ability range; and if he will make a...

      Business: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 6 June 2007 to the hon. Member for Banbury, (Tony Baldry) Official Report, columns 625-26W, on...

      Children: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many support staff his Department employs specifically to help the children of service personnel.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made towards meeting the target of each full daycare setting being led by a graduate and those in the most...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of affordability of childcare for children under the age of five; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2008, Official Report, column 687W, on children: day care, what estimate he has made of the...

      Class Sizes: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the pupil-teacher ratio was in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Wirral West constituency in the latest period for...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been removed from the school register for home schooling in England since 2004; and what research has been...

      Nurseries: Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities in (a) the East Midlands and (b) England have notified to his Department the single funding formula they...

      Pre-School Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons parents will be permitted to exempt their children from the early years foundation stage; and what assessment he...

      Pre-School Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students studying for the early years professional status secured local authority funding for (a)...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of the average cost pressures for schools for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11; and if he...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to reform the school governors system.

      Specialised Diplomas: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether employees of businesses offering work experience to Diploma students will be required to undergo Criminal Records Bureau...

      Sure Start Programme: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much and what proportion of the Sure Start budget was spent on (a) building new children's centres, (b) building new...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of teachers will receive pay increases of (a) less than 2.45 per cent., (b) 2.45 per cent. and (c) more than...

      Youth Referral Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people have been the subject of youth referral orders, broken down by categories of offence.

  • House of Lords

    • Bees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What would be the projected loss to the United Kingdom economy of the death of (a) 25 per cent, (b) 50 per cent, and (c) 75 per cent of the honey bee population in...

    • Farriers' Qualification (European Recognition) Regulations 2008

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 6 May (WA 50) concerning the Farriers' Qualification (European Recognition) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/646), whether...

      Farriers' Qualification (European Recognition) Regulations 2008

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they were required by European Union law to introduce the Farriers' Qualification (European Recognition) Regulations 2008 (SI 2008/646).

      Food

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to reduce the meat content in public sector food procurement initiative programmes to promote healthy eating.

      Marine Environment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to extend the existing special conservation areas and marine conservation zones in order to improve marine protection in United Kingdom...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received legal advice regarding possible claims on behalf of the taxpayer against the directors and auditors of Northern Rock plc in respect of...

      Pensions: Telephone Costs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Pensions Reform, Mr Mike O'Brien, on 11 March (Official Report, Commons, 207W), whether the cessation of...

      Poverty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) children and (b) households are below the poverty line of 40 per cent of average earnings; and what were the figures for 1997.

      Railways: Franchises

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they levy any charge when a railway franchise is taken over by another operator; and, if so, on what legal basis.

      Roads: A13

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Highways Agency is concerned with the amount of litter on the A13 trunk road; and whether they will make representations to the local authority...

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