Written answers

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the merits of including aviation in...

    • Buses: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of bus passenger numbers in each of the last five years, broken down by constituency.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department has spent on advertising the Cycle to Work scheme in each year since the scheme began.

      Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effect on carbon dioxide emissions of the Cycle to Work scheme in each year since the scheme began.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on which buildings occupied by her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the next four years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 923W, on official cars, if she will require the Government Car and Despatch Agency to...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the average change in total costs for driving test candidates which will arise from (a) the relocation of the Trowbridge...

      M3: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the accident rate at (a) Junction 4A of the M3 and (b) all three-lane motorway junctions was over the most recent period for which figures are...

      M66

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of vehicles which travel each day during peak periods between Bury and Manchester on the M66; and if she will...

      Motor Vehicles: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of households in London who owned (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more cars in each of the...

      Motor Vehicles: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her most recent estimate is of the percentage of towing mirrors on sale which have been E-marked.

      Motorways: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of costs to the economy of (a) the North West and (b) the UK arising from motorway closures in 2007.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 923W, on official cars, if she will make an assessment of the effects of procurement...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 938-9W, on fixed penalties: appeals, what methods of redress are available to those...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average charge for a two-hour stay during working hours in a municipal car park is in each English local authority area.

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what parking charges are applied at council-owned parking facilities in South Northamptonshire.

      Parking: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department has issued on the enforcement of parking restrictions in areas denoted by zig-zag road markings outside school gates.

      Road Traffic Offences: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will instruct each safety camera partnership to publish the revenue resulting from fines attributable to each individual speed camera within...

      Road Accidents: Outside Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment her Department has made of trends in occurrences of injuries to (a) children and (b) adults caused by traffic outside school gates.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many reviews of regulation (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have conducted or commenced since July 2007; and in which areas.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many receptions he has hosted and funded in his capacity as Secretary of State in the last 12 months; which individuals and organisations (a) were...

    • Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the number of people in Wales who smoked in the latest year for which figures are available.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent assessment she has made of the potential economic effects of the 2012 Olympic Games on each region.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Contaminated Land

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics to which location contaminated soil or other contaminated material found at the Olympic Park site has been transported for disposal; what volumes of material...

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has approved a draft costed security plan for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan and Australia: Morphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Answer of 8th February 2007 by Lord Triesman, PQ HL1749, what his most recent estimate is of the costs of...

    • Bosco Ntaganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking together with its international partners to ensure that the Government of Democratic...

      China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of relations between China and Taiwan.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on consultancy fees in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his (a) Department and (b) Department's agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place a copy of his Department's most recent annual staff survey in the Library.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Thurrock of 20th May 2008 on the visit to the US of HRH the Prince...

      Personal Injury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the highest 10 payments made by his Department in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it were over the...

      Republic of Ireland: Treaty of Lisbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Wellingborourgh (Mr. Bone) of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many trade inquiries were handled by the British high commission in Colombo, Sri Lanka in the last 12 months; what...

      Westminster Foundation for Democracy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department has provided to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy in the last three years; and how many...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Leader of the House which make and model of car she has chosen as her ministerial car to be provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members claimed additional costs allowance in respect of a second home (a) in London, (b) in the hon. Member's constituency and (c) elsewhere in...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Leader of the House what the median relevant increase for the public sector groups which will in future be used in the uprating formula for the salaries of hon. Members was in each of...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Melli plc

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government have evidence that Bank Melli plc has been in breach of UN Security Council resolutions 1737, 1747 and 1803.

    • Bank Melli plc

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the EU designation and his Department's asset freeze imposed on Bank Melli plc is (a) related to Bank Melli plc's activities or (b) aimed at the...

      Capital Allowances: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the withdrawal of capital allowances on buildings in rural areas.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2008, Official Report, column 818W, on council tax: valuation, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1622W, on council tax: valuation, which external contractors assisted with the development...

      Council Tax: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1622W, on council tax: Wales, how many households moved (a) up and (b) down bands...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether projects or research have been commissioned from the Institute for Public Policy Research by (a) his Department or (b) the Valuation Office Agency...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sick days were taken by employees in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility...

      Financial Capability Action Plan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the £200 million funding for the new Financial Capability Action Plan has not been previously announced.

      Foreign Investment in UK: India

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much foreign direct investment into the UK was from Indian investors in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answers of (a) 17 March 2008, Official Report, column 899W and (b) 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1628W, on the Valuation Office,...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1635W, on housing: valuation, if he will outline each substantive change to the coding...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue from each (a) London borough area and (b) metropolitan authority area which would accrue from the addition of one penny to...

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of (a) the average tax overpayment and (b) the average tax underpayment for each PAYE account following clerical review in the latest...

      Personal Injury

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the highest 10 payments made by his Department in settlement of personal injury claims brought against it were over the last 12 months for which...

      Revenue and Customs: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the relative performance against objectives of HM Revenue and Customs staff at (a) Chorley, (b) Bolton, (c)...

      Revenue and Customs: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the decision was taken to extend the HM Revenue and Customs and Valuation Office Agency contract with Rightmove.co.uk plc; and what the...

      Revenue and Customs: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the status of the contract between Rightmove.co.uk plc and HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency is; and what the termination date of...

      Revenue and Customs: Weston-Super-Mare

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a full equality impact assessment was carried out on the effects on (a) staff and (b) service users of the proposal to close the HM Revenue and...

      Revenue and Customs: Weston-Super-Mare

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the business case for the proposal to close the HM Revenue and Customs office in Weston-Super-Mare.

      Taxis

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of registration of a private hire vehicle is in each local authority.

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1628-9W, on the Valuation Office, on what date in each month between March 2003 and...

      Valuation Office Agency Local Authority Liaison Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times the Valuation Office Agency Local Authority Liaison Group has met since April 2006.

      Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1629W, on Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble, if he will place in the Library copies of...

      Valuation Office: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1629W, on Valuation Office: ICT, how many localities there are in each billing authority...

      Valuation Office: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding the Valuebill project has received from the Invest to Save budget.

      Valuation Office: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which projects sponsored by the Valuation Office Agency have been subject to Gateway reviews since 1997.

      Valuation Office: Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's guidelines on travelling and subsistence contained in Section 7 of The Guide...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agricultural Shows

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which rural and agricultural shows Ministers from his Department (a) have attended in 2008 and (b) plan to attend before 31...

    • Agricultural Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of changes in the price of agricultural land on the (a)...

      Agriculture: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice his Department provides to British farmers to assist them in supplying fruit and vegetables to the public sector.

      Bees: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will consider increasing his Department's spending on bee health research.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs of those cattle slaughtered as reactors and inconclusives under the bovine tuberculosis eradication scheme, how many (a)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what income to the public purse resulted from cattle that were slaughtered as reactors and inconclusives in the tuberculosis...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department plans to spend on research for a (a) wildlife and (b) cattle vaccine against bovine tuberculosis in...

      Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were employed by his predecessor Department in Cumbria in 1997; and how many were employed by his Department...

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many individual domestic air flights were undertaken within Great Britain by representatives of (a) his Department and...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments were completed by his Department for a cost in excess of £0.5...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department and its agencies...

      Departmental Consultants

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which make and model of car he has chosen as his ministerial car to be provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2007, Official Report, column 34W, on departmental official hospitality, when he...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years; what the...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures his Department uses to ensure equal opportunities in relation to staff secondments to the Department.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many days of sick leave were taken by his Department's employees in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of overseas visits by each Minister in his Department has been since 1997.

      Departmental Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to reduce the volume of waste produced by it and sent to landfill in each of the last two...

      Fishing Vessels: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assistance his Department is giving the commercial sea fishing industry to improve the fuel efficiency of its vessels.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 733W, on food supply, under what circumstances the Government...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 733W, on food supply, what stocks are held which are not part...

      Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the presentation and handouts produced by his Department's representative at the...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has made an assessment of the effects of the Hunting Act 2004 on (a) rural employment, (b) the rural...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 13 June 2008,...

      Nature Conservation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on wildlife management and conservation in each of the last five years, broken down by main...

      Nature England: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the administration of environmental stewardship schemes cost Natural England in the last year for which figures are...

      River Thames: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has for promoting greater use of the River Thames for (a) passenger and (b) freight traffic; what estimate he...

      River Thames: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what money has been received in the last 10 years from the European Union for promoting greater use of the River Thames for...

      Shellfish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) who has powers to close shellfish waters to fishing on grounds of pollution or toxicity levels; (2) what steps his...

      Sites of Special Scientific Interest: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his policy is on the preservation of heathland on Sites of Special Scientific Interest.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were (a) issued and (b) breached in Wales in each year since they were introduced.

    • Burglary: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries were reported in each police authority area in Wales in each year since 1997; and how many convictions for burglary were...

      Skunk Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of trends in the average street price of skunk cannabis in the last two years.

      Skunk Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much skunk cannabis was seized in each year since 1997, broken down by local authority area.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) violent crime offences, (b) car crime offences, (c) robberies, (d) burglaries, (e) thefts and (f) criminal damage offences...

      Crimes of Violence: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person were recorded in (a) Cambridgeshire Constabulary area and (b) Cambridge Constabulary Central...

      Crimes of Violence: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes against the person were recorded per 1,000 population in each local authority area in the (a) East of England and...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken together with local authorities to encourage women to report domestic violence.

      Drugs: Burma

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the extent of illicit trafficking of opium across Burma's borders into neighbouring countries; and what...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of female genital mutilation have been referred to the police since 2003.

      Fraud: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what extent combating fraud is a national policing priority; and whether she plans to alter the level of national priority currently...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the victims of trafficking found during Operation Pentameter 2 were found outside city centres.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many victims of human trafficking were found in (a) residential properties and (b) massage parlours and saunas raided under Operation...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much of the money recovered as a result of Operation Pentameter 2 has gone to (a) victims in compensation and (b) the Exchequer; and...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to stop human trafficking; and if she will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested under Operation Pentameter 2 have been (a) charged and (b) convicted of human trafficking offences.

      Human Trafficking: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were arrested during Operation Pentameter 2.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the children found as a result of Operation Pentameter 2 have (a) been provided with safe house accommodation and (b) gone...

      Human Trafficking: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the adult victims of trafficking found under Operation Pentameter 2 have been returned to their country of origin.

      Robbery: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded incidents of (a) robbery and (b) drug offences there were in each police authority area in Wales in each year since 1997.

      Squatting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance has been issued to the police by her Department on the treatment of squatters.

      Stalking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reviews of the handling of stalker cases involving (a) children and (b) adults being stalked are under way; when the reviews will...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Development: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she had with her counterparts in the Welsh Assembly Government on initiatives announced in the White Paper,...

    • Departmental Car Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mileage allowance is provided to each category of entitled worker by (a) her Department and (b) local authorities; and if...

      Departmental Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2008, Official Report, columns 263-4W, on departmental film, if she will place in the Library...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what IT contracts her Departments and its agencies have entered into in the last two years.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of her Department's staff have access to the Department's IT infrastructure at home.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the change in the number of employees in her Department and its agencies has been since July 2006.

      Departmental Records: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department's lost laptop held in relation to the Planning Bill.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many reviews of regulation her Department and its agencies has conducted or commenced since July 2007; and in which areas.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many working days have been lost due to sickness among employees for which her Department and its predecessor were...

      Departmental Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken to reduce the volume of waste produced by it and sent to landfill in each of the last two years.

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessments her Department has made of the performance of the digital television initiatives in Kirklees, Hull and Glasgow...

      Digital Switchover Help Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department has provided for the digital television initiatives in Kirklees, Hull and Glasgow referred to in...

      European Union Solidarity Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the amount that the UK will receive from the European Union Solidarity Fund to assist in...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost, including VAT, has been of consultants' fees for the FiReControl project, broken down by consultancy; and which...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's estimate for planning purposes of the convergence costs associated with FiReControl was in each fire (a)...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) staffing costs, including civil servants, interim and agency staff, (b) secondment costs and (c) travel costs of...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) staffing costs, including civil servants, interim and agency staff, (b) secondment costs and (c) travel costs of...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her estimate is of the cost, including VAT, of all consultants' fees for the FiReControl project for the duration of the...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of each fire and rescue service regional management board was in financial year (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c)...

      Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much fish was procured by her Department and at what cost in each of the last five years, broken down by species; and what...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) on how many occasions staff employed by her Department and its agencies defrauded her Department in each of the last 10...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2008, Official Report, column 443W, on home information packs, whether informal minutes of the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many and what proportion of housing stock units were (a) owner-occupied, (b) privately rented and (c) socially...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what target has been set for house building in (a) North Northamptonshire and (b) England in the period to 2021; and what...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent assessment is of the effect of current conditions in the housing market on the likelihood of her Department...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will issue guidance to local authorities on the provision of short-term supply of land within their control for housing...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of electrically heated new homes built in the last five years that...

      Housing: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to amend the building regulations to require the installation of energy efficient domestic heating pumps; and...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Homes and Communities Agency promotes the application of lifetime homes...

      Local Government Ombudsman: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward legislative proposals to remove exemptions from the Freedom of Information Act 2000 of the Local...

      Ordnance Survey: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what income her Department received from the Ordnance Survey 0845 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Planning Permission: National Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will put in place measures to ensure that planning applications relating to areas within National Parks are dealt with...

      Planning Permission: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the implications of proposed changes in planning regulations of (a) re-using under used or...

      Planning Permission: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to reduce the average time taken to grant planning permission for employment purposes in rural areas.

      Prisons: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what role the Secretary of State plays in considering planning applications from Crown development for Titan prisons; (2)...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations she has received on the merits of the proximity principle in planning and building new housing...

      Regional Development Agencies: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding each regional development agency in each...

      Regional Development Agencies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria she uses to assess the (a) accessibility and (b) responsiveness of regional development agencies to the sectors...

      Social Conditions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition her Department uses of a poor quality environment for the purposes of measuring progress against her...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Business: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many recommendations in the Commission for Rural Communities report, "England's rural areas: steps to release...

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials in his Department visited China on official business in 2007-08, broken down by grade; and what the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what IT contracts his Department and its agencies have entered into in the last two years.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.

      Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will introduce legislation requiring all regulatory bodies sponsored by his Department to admit the public to...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many days of sick leave were taken by his Department's employees in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken by civil servants in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Family Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what sources of advice and financial support are available to family businesses.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent by his Department on (a) food and (b) food of British origin in each of the last five years.

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform from which five countries of origin the greatest amount of food was procured by his Department in the last year for...

      Foreign Investment in UK: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assistance his Department provides to Chinese businesses wishing to (a) invest in the United Kingdom and (b)...

      Global Coal Management Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions he had with the Secretary of State for International Development on the proposed project by the UK...

      Medical Treatments: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many complaints have been received by local trading standards bodies about non-surgical laser and intense pulsed...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will hold discussions with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the potential use as business cost relief of tax...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the impact on people with disabilities of the planned closure of Hinton St George post...

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his policy is on the establishment of an additional public holiday; and if he will make a statement.

      Street Trading: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what consideration he has made of introducing a public Bill with generally applicable provisions analogous to those in...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations his Department has received on the effect of the proposed changes to the rules on product placement contained in...

    • Advertising: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to start consultation on the implementation of the European Audiovisual Media Services Directive; and how long the...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what courses have been organised as part of the Cultural Leadership programme in each of the last three years; and what the cost...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward legislative proposals to put in place mechanisms for enhanced parliamentary oversight of the BBC, with...

      BBC Trust: Accountability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what elements of the 2006 agreement between his Department and the BBC govern the financial accountability of the BBC Trust.

      BBC: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will undertake an assessment of the effect on the commercial television market of the BBC's proposal to create web pages for every...

      BBC: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 86W, on the BBC, if he will give a breakdown of the expenditure referred...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on which buildings occupied by his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies the lease will be due for renewal in the...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff have been disciplined by (a) his Department, (b) Arts Council England, (c) the Museums, Libraries and Archives...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish each of his Department's directorates' most recent business plans.

      Festivals and Special Occasions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by publicly-funded bodies for which his Department is responsible on celebrations of (a) St. David's Day, (b) St....

      Festivals and Special Occasions: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days of religious celebration his Department allocated funding to in 2007.

      Listed Buildings: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Grade (a) I, (b) II* and (c) II listed buildings are in use as school buildings.

      Sport: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by Sport England through the Priority Groups Revenue Fund in each year since 1999.

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Ministers in his Department attended or plan to attend the (a) Ascot Race Week, (b) Henley Regatta, (c) Wimbledon...

      Sports: Commonwealth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he (a) has recently taken and (b) plans to take to improve sporting links between the United Kingdom and Commonwealth countries.

      Strip Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2008, Official Report, column 1375W, on strip clubs, to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr....

      Tourism: Career Structure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward policies to promote career development strategies in the tourism industry.

      Travel Information: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to encourage travel companies to inform their customers of the human rights records of countries to which they are...

      World Book Day: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on promoting World Book Day in each of the last five years.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to publish the review of the tentative list of World Heritage sites in the UK.

      World Heritage Sites: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will review the management plan for World Heritage Sites in the UK with regard to their effects on climate change.

  • Defence

    • 7 Regiment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what tasks were completed by 7 Regiment in the last six months.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) private security companies, (b) nations and (c) intergovernmental organisations are involved with training Afghan national police; and how...

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-commissioned officers in the RAF have achieved the National Examining Board for Supervision and Management Award at diploma level since 1998.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment has been made of the through-life cost of powering the new aircraft carriers with (a) conventional gas turbine/diesel engines and...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the designs for Carrier Vessel Future have retained the option to install (a) catapults and (b) arrestor gear.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has considered the potential installation of (a) steam-powered or (b) electro-magnetic catapults for the Carrier Vessel Future.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what UK involvement there is in the Electro-magnetic Aircraft Launch System project; and what estimate he has made of UK expenditure on the project to...

      Armed Conflict: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of awarding a veteran's badge to those who worked in munitions factories in the UK during the world wars; and...

      Armed Forces: Delivery Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which commercial undertakings do not acknowledge BFPO addresses for deliveries; (2) what steps he has taken to ensure that servicemen who receive...

      Armed Forces: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) service personnel and (b) veterans are (i) waiting for and (ii) in redress of disability allowances being offered.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many operational ration packs his Department disposed of in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much it cost his Department to procure an operational ration pack in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the use of operational ration packs which are approaching the end of their shelf life.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many houses on the Ministry of Defence estate in (a) the North of England and (b) Cumbria will be refurbished in each of the next five years.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1035W, on armed forces: manpower, if he will make it his policy to collect such...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel there are, broken down by (a) service, (b) branch, (c) regiment and (d) trade.

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide figures of sales and receipts of (a) substitute single living accommodation and (b) substitute service family accommodation housing...

      Army: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the Army will not recruit a person with a known nut allergy.

      AWE Management: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what changes there were in the staffing levels of the Atomic Weapons Establishment in each year since 2003; and what the reasons for each annual change were.

      Defence: Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and the Chancellor of the Exchequer the potential for...

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to publish the revised version of the Defence Industrial Strategy.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on updating the (a) Defence News and (b) Defence News Blog section of the Ministry of Defence Website during off-duty...

      Exservicemen: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if the Government will offer ex-servicemen who retired from the armed forces before 31 March 1973 the opportunity of buying their wives a forces family...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many home information packs have been commissioned by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to market a residential property; for which...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of flying hours for each (a) aircraft and (b) helicopter type operating in (i) Iraq and (ii) Afghanistan was in each of the...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Hercules flights there have been between Iraq and Afghanistan in each of the last three years.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) RAF, (b) Fleet Air Arm and (c) Army personnel completed training for (i) fast jet and (ii) rotary types in each year since 2001.

      Military Attaches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department was of each defence section in each (a) city and (b) country outside the UK in each year since 1997.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent progress has been made with (a) the upgrade of RAF Northolt and (b) the decommissioning of other sites; (2) how far the London MoDEL...

      Navy: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has made to ensure the security of fuel supply to all Royal Navy vessels.

      Navy: International Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the Royal Navy has in the defence of (a) trade and (b) shipping in international waters; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the status of the ISOLUS programme is; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces officers have received initial specialist officer training for (a) caterers and (b) administrators at RAF Halton in each year...

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-commissioned officers have taken the (a) junior management and leadership course, (b) intermediate management and leadership course and...

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) inflow and (b) outflow was of civilian staff at RAF Halton in each year since 1998.

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) inflow and (b) outflow was of armed forces personnel at RAF Halton in each year since 1998.

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF personnel have received training at RAF Halton in each year since 1998.

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many defence training personnel have been consulted on proposals for relocation to St. Athan; what the outcome of such consultation has been; and if...

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what ways his Department plans to participate in the public consultation proposals for a defence and training academy at St. Athan.

      Submarines: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to increase the number of suitably qualified submarine warfare officers and ratings in naval service.

      Swiftsure Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) unit cost and (b) date of commissioning of each Swiftsure Class submarine was.

      Type 42 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's plans are for the decommissioning of Type 42 destroyers.

      Type 42 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to maintain a number of Type 42 destroyers in active service following the commissioning of Type 45s.

      USA: Ministry of Defence Guarding and Police Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 3 September 2007, Official Report, column 1628W, on Ministry of Defence Guarding and Police Agency: USA, when he expects...

  • International Development

    • Africa: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects of rising energy prices in Africa.

    • Africa: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department provides to African countries to help them protect their waters from illegal fishing; and if he will...

      Bangladesh: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK relief and reconstruction aid in Bangladesh following the November 2007 cyclone.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department have been (a) dismissed and (b) disciplined for their conduct in the last two years.

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department have taken early retirement in the last two years.

      Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department took second language training in each of the last five years; and what the five languages in which...

      Pakistan: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made in the UK relief and reconstruction effort in areas affected by the 2005 earthquake in Pakistan.

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will list the conferences hosted by the Government Equalities Office in each of the last two years; and what the cost was of each conference.

    • Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what funding her Department has allocated to charities which provide specialist support to women who have been affected by domestic violence over the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much money has been collected by the Child Support Agency from non-resident parents in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside,...

    • Employment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost was of all Government employment programmes, excluding Remploy, in each year for which information is available since 1997.

      Income Support: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of lone parent families that will be affected by the changes to the eligibility criteria for income support...

      Income Support: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his latest estimates are of the number of lone parent families in each region that will be affected by the changes to the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Breast Feeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Government's policy is on breastfeeding by clients in Jobcentre Plus offices; and if he will make a statement.

      National Insurance: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 May 2008, Official Report, column 1289W, on national insurance: immigrants, how many individuals were on the list...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the average amount unclaimed by single pensioners of each sex aged 85 years or over entitled to...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of employment and support allowance claimants who will receive (a) pensioner premium, (b) severe...

      Social Security Benefits: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff were employed in each benefit delivery centre in each month since they were established; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in how many cases debt collectors visited individuals to reclaim overpayments of benefits following the death of a claimant in each year...

      Social Security Benefits: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many calls were made to each benefit delivery centre in each month since they were established; and if he will make a statement.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many births were recorded to mothers under 16 years of age in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland in each year...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to require abortion clinics to inform women seeking an abortion about alternatives to abortion; what guidance he has...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged under 18 have been admitted to hospitals in England and Wales with illnesses associated with the consumption of alcohol in each of...

      Brain Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding the National Cancer Research Institute has provided for (a) brain tumour research and (b) other cancer-related research (i) in cash terms...

      Cannabis: Nicotine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned or evaluated on the physical and psychological effects of (a) using cannabis and nicotine together and (b)...

      Dental Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of dentists required in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency to meet demand for NHS dental care.

      Dental Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many Copeland residents access NHS dental treatment outside Copeland; (2) how many dental practices in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland...

      Dentistry: Carlisle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the first cohort of new dentists will qualify from the new dental school in Carlisle; (2) how many students are expected to qualify as...

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) his Department's agencies have taken early retirement in the last two years.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of his Department's staff have access to the Department's IT infrastructure at home.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of staff of his Department and its agencies did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus scheme applying to them in the last...

      Departmental Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) planning applications and (b) licensing applications his Department has submitted in the last 24 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to page 148 of his Department's Annual Report 2008, if he will provide a full breakdown of the (a) central Strategic Health...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of staff in his Department have had more than two periods of sickness absence of less than five days in each of the last...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years.

      Dietary Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when (a) he and (b) officials of the Food Standards Agency last met counterparts from each of the other member states of the European Union to...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between ecstasy use and psychosis.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between crystal methamphetamine use and psychosis.

      Food: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Food Standards Agency is taking to ensure that food containing genetically modified organisms which is sold in restaurants and public...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were registered with general practitioners in England in each of the last five years, broken down by local authority area.

      General Practitioners: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what general practitioner practices within Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust (a) have agreed extended opening hours and (b) declined to extend opening...

      General Practitioners: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on dispensing GPs of implementing the proposals set out in the Pharmacy White Paper; what discussions he has...

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 119W, on health centres, on what dates regional workshops have been held; and if he will...

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 119W, on health centres, on what dates future regional workshops have been planned; and...

      Health Services: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contribution his Department has made to the Global Health Workforce Alliance's Health Worker Policy Initiative working group; and if he will make a...

      Health Services: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is considering for implementing the March 2008 Global Health Workforce Alliance Kampala Declaration and Agenda for Global...

      Health Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account his Department took of the Better Regulation Executive's code of practice for consultation in the preparation of its consultation paper on...

      Health: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of levels of health inequalities in urban communities between (a) white, (b) mixed race, (c) Asian and (d) Afro-Caribbean...

      Hemel Hempstead Hospital: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received on the number of beds in maternity facilities at Hemel Hempstead hospital since June 2005; and if he will...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many NHS in-patients contracted (a) MRSA, (b) clostridium difficile, (c) norovirus and (d) other healthcare-associated infections in each...

      Human Papilloma Virus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors underlay the decisions (a) to offer Cervarix and (b) not to offer Gardasil as part of the national immunisation programme against the human...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's June 2008 consultation on the proposed new arrangements for the provision of stoma and urology services and related...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's June 2008 consultation on the proposed new arrangements for the provision of stoma and urology services and related...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with respect to his Department's June 2008 consultation on the proposed new arrangements for the provision of stoma and urology services and related...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternity units were closed in NHS hospitals in each (a) strategic health authority and (b) primary care trust area in each of the last five years.

      Medical Records: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what procedures are followed to retrieve NHS patient information which is (a) lost and (b) stolen; (2) what safeguards are in place to prevent...

      Medical Records: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients' records were (a) lost and (b) stolen in (i) Leicester and (ii) England in the last 12 months.

      Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients have been sent abroad for operations in the last three months; in which countries they have been treated; what the net effect on...

      Medical Treatments: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many exceptional funding requests for treatment were (a) approved and (b) declined by primary care trusts in (i) Leeds West constituency, (ii) Leeds...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the resources available to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to produce commissioning guides.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider making compliance with clinical guidelines produced by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence mandatory upon all...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications for NHS bursaries were received from (a) medical and (b) dental students in each of the last five years; how many applicants were...

      Obesity: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children in (a) each London borough and (b) English region were obese in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Organs: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the black market in human organs is stopped; and if he will make a statement.

      Out-Patients: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many missed appointments there have been (a) at Luton and Dunstable Hospital, (b) in Luton Primary Care Trust and (c) in Luton Mental Health Trust...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department employs any overseas visitors' officers; and what their responsibilities are.

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to introduce a national framework for the management of chronic pain in England.

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to alter the best practice guidance to primary care trusts on the funding of drug treatments in the absence of guidance from the...

      Sex: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include within the review of his Department's sexual health and HIV strategy consideration of the findings of the study commissioned by his...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to help smokers stop smoking in (a) the North West and (b) England.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to reduce smoking rates in the (a) adult and (b) child population in each of the last five years, broken down by (i)...

      Smoking: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who have ceased smoking in the London Borough of Bexley since the introduction of the smoking ban.

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated smoking prevalence rates were amongst (a) 11 to 15, (b) 16 to 19 and (c) 20 to 24 year-olds in each year since 1998; and if he will...

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the main predictors of regular smoking among young people; and what steps he is taking to tackle them.

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the influence of smoking imagery on young people.

  • Justice

    • Young People: Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent young people convicted of knife and gun crime from reoffending.

    • Circuit Judges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the provision of circuit judges for child care cases in north and mid Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to extend voting rights to sentenced prisoners in England and Wales.

      Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to reduce reoffending.

      Community Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to tailor community sentences to women offenders.

      Foreign Prisoners: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Home Secretary on the deportation of foreign prisoners on their release from prison.

      Restraint: Secure Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he will publish the report on the use of restraint in secure accommodation facilities for young people.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures he has put in place to increase co-operation with other Government Departments to improve the rehabilitation of offenders.

      Sharia Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Lord Chief Justice on the use of sharia law in the arbitration of some disputes.

      Community Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress is being made on implementing his policy on community justice; and if he will make a statement.

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent consideration he has given to the use of restorative justice practices in the criminal justice system.

      Knife Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the adequacy of sentencing options for those persons convicted of a knife crime.

      Electoral Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make a statement on his Department's review of electoral systems.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he plans to take to ensure that victims' personal statements are (a) encouraged, (b) drawn to courts' attention and (c) taken into account.

      Crimes of Violence: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what statutory offences there are of causing a miscarriage through violence against a pregnant woman; and how many prosecutions there have been for such...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the change has been in the number of employees in his Department and its agencies since July 2006.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of the victims of trafficking discovered by Pentameter II have been provided with legal representation.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to establish more refuges for victims of trafficking throughout the UK.

      Legal Services Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many claims for redress and compensation the Legal Services Commission received in respect of (a) the unified contract, (b) online services...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Minister of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 15 May 2008, on prisoners' pay (Reference: 201584).

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for the fraudulent registration of vehicles in each of the last three years for which figures are...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were dealt with by the Parole Board's (a) oral hearings team and (b) paper hearings team in each of the last five years.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) average, (b) maximum and (c) minimum period was between prisoners becoming eligible for a Parole Board (i) oral hearing and (ii) paper...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are awaiting a decision letter following a Parole Board (a) oral hearing and (b) paper hearing.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are awaiting a Parole Board oral hearing.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements the Parole Board has made to protect the security and confidentiality of communications between its staff and prisoners' solicitors.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Parole Board dossiers were destroyed in each of the last 12 months; and on what criteria the decisions to authorise their destruction were based.

      Parole Board: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions legal proceedings were brought against the Parole Board for alleged failure to release prisoners in a timely fashion in each of the...

      Parole Board: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements the Parole Board has for sorting incoming mail; whether there have been changes to the arrangements in the last 12 months; and if he...

      Parole Board: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Parole Board dossiers have been lost in the last 12 months.

      Parole Board: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many caseworkers were employed by the Parole Board to deal with (a) oral hearings and (b) paper hearings in each of the last five years.

      Parole Board: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) civil servants, (b) permanent non-civil service employees and (c) temporary or agency workers were employed at the Parole Board in each...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the last Home Department guidance that was produced on election expense triggering under the provisions of the...

      Prisoners Release: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been released on end of custody licence from prison in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan District and (c)...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress the Government have made in their prison capacity building programme.

      Road Traffic Offences: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of motorists (a) fined and (b) convicted of motoring offences while using a foreign licence in the latest...

      Womens Prisons: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women in custody aged 17 years old were placed on wings with adult female prisoners in each of the last 12 months, broken down by prison; how...

      Womens Prisons: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women in custody aged 17 years have been placed in adult prison detoxification units in the last 12 months, broken down by prison; and how long...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Arabic Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in each local authority area offered Arabic teaching at the latest date for which figures are available.

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been allocated to each school under the Building Schools for the Future programme to date.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding has been allocated from the Building Schools for the Future programme to National Challenge schools (a) in the last...

      Children in Care: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on collaborative measures to improve...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the number of children eligible for free school meals in Leeds West constituency in each...

      Class Sizes: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size in primary schools in England and Wales was in each of the last five years; what effect the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) new builds and (b) major refurbishments for a cost in excess of £0.5 million were completed by his Department...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of staff of his Department did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus scheme applying to them since...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many working days have been lost due to sickness amongst employees for which his Department and its predecessor were...

      Departmental Wastes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department has taken to reduce the volume of waste produced by it and sent to landfill in each of the last two years.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who gained level 4 or above in key stage 2 tests in (a) reading, (b) writing and (c) mathematics in 2004 did...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates (a) he and (b) the Schools Minister has met (i) ETS, (ii) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and (iii)...

      Extended Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria he used to select the areas which will pilot the extended schools subsidy.

      Fair Trade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2008, Official Report, column 1539W, on the Fairtrade initiative, what Fairtrade products...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from which five countries of origin the greatest amount of food was procured by his Department in the last year for which figures...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools for pupils aged 11 to 18 years old do not offer an A-level physics course; (2) how many schools for 11 to...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils did not obtain a C grade or above at GCSE, excluding equivalents, in 2007.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who gained five GCSEs at A*-C in 2007 gained a good GCSE in (a) English, (b) mathematics,...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils eligible to sit (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science GCSEs in 2007 were not entered for an...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what effect he expects the introduction of functional skills to have on GCSE results compared with previous years; and if he will...

      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 gained 10 good GCSEs in 2007.

      Mathematics: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils sitting GCSEs in (a) mathematics and (b) English in 2007 received a grade (i) D, (ii) E, (iii) F, (iv) G and (v) U.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of key stage (a) 1 and (b) 2 pupils received specialist instrumental and vocal tuition within maintained schools...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applications were received for funding from the fund established for the professional development of music teachers; how...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effects of the £2 million fund for professional development of music teachers on...

      Primary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 640W, on primary education: standards, how many and what...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils who received a permanent exclusion were (a) placed in a mainstream school and (b) placed in a pupil...

      Pupil Referral Units: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals are attending pupil referral units.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools received a per pupil funding increase of below the minimum funding guarantee in each year since 2003; and if he...

      Schools: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Defence on expanding cadet forces within state schools.

      Schools: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will hold discussions with teachers' professional bodies on access to cadet force provision in maintained schools.

      Schools: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) secondary and (b) primary schools are not twinned with a school overseas; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance he has provided to (a) primary and (b) secondary schools on road safety issues, with particular reference to the...

      Schools: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of toilets in English schools; and if he will make a statement;...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when the Steering Group for the PE, School Sport and Club Links Strategy last met; and what future meetings are planned; (2)...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which National Challenge schools are (a) academies, (b) foundation schools and (c) Fresh Start schools.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 414W, on teachers, what information his Department holds on the...

      Teachers: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average age of a teacher was (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher vacancies there were in (i) Leeds West constituency, (ii) Leeds...

      Truancy: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the percentage was of pupils in secondary education in Gloucestershire was classed as persistent absentees in each year for...

      Writing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued on the teaching of handwriting in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Youth Services: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the protocol for joint working on the Youth Board, developed by his Department and the...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Heathrow

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the impact that a third runway at Heathrow Airport would have on traffic levels in the local area.

    • Aviation: Emissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to raise public awareness of the environmental consequences of emissions from aircraft.

      Banking: Iceland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps the United Kingdom financial authorities have taken to satisfy themselves, independently of the Icelandic financial authorities, of the solvency and...

      Bonuses: DoH

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many staff working for the Department of Health were paid a bonus in each of the past five years; and what was the total amount of bonuses paid by the department.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the English language course "ESOL-Skills for Life" for people who are applying for British nationality or an indefinite stay visa...

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the English Speaking Board is accredited or supported by the Home Office or any other department; and, if so, for what purposes.

      British Citizenship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What educational advice they use from (a) departments, and (b) elsewhere when deciding whether to approve and accredit agencies, courses and qualifications in...

      Burma: Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the denial of medical treatment to Min Ko Naing.

      Burma: Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received representations about the denial of medical treatment to Burmese political prisoner Myo Yan Naung Thein; and what plans they have to...

      Buses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to improve the availability of bus services in rural areas.

      Civil Contingencies Act

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the review of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 will be completed; and what interim conclusions have been reached.

      Dartford Crossing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether consideration has been given to establishing a protocol allowing free movement of traffic through toll points at the Dartford crossing on occasions when...

      Disability Discrimination Act

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to introduce legislation amending the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, having regard to the decision of the House of Lords on 25 June in...

      EU: Illegal Migration Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the new European Union directive on illegal migration provides for detention of up to 18 months and no return for five years; whether the directive takes...

      Fees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Bassam of Brighton and Lord Davies of Oldham on 2 July (WA 40—41), whether increases in fees uprated by statutory...

      Food: Healthy Diets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to promote further the regular consumption of foodstuffs containing wholegrain, antioxidants and folic acid.

      Food: Healthy Diets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to promote healthier diets and less use of curative medical products such as energy enhancing liquids.

      Food: Healthy Diets

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the healthier diet programmes launched by the 2004 Wanless reports have reduced the incidence of poor health amongst the general population.

      Fuel Poverty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many and what proportion of households are affected by fuel poverty in each (a) county and (b) region in England.

      Hospitals: Bed Occupancy

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the causal factors underlying increased hospital bed occupancy in the winter season in (a) paediatric units and (b) neonatal units.

      Immigration: Cost of Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, when calculating the cost of immigration applications, they have regard to the length of time the applicant has lived in the United Kingdom as a taxpayer.

      Immigration: Failed Asylum Seekers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many failed asylum seekers have been deported to Iran in each of the past three years.

      Medical Devices

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to draw attention to differing interpretations by member states of the definition of a medical device as opposed to a medicinal product in the...

      Ministry of Justice: Website

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total cost of creating the Ministry of Justice's Judge for Yourself website; what is the projected annual cost of maintaining it; and what is the...

      NHS: Darzi Review

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total cost of conducting Lord Darzi of Denham's review of the National Health Service, including staff time and publication costs.

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much was paid to staff of the Northern Ireland Office in the financial year 2007—08 as bonuses; and what the figure was for the previous year.

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What grades in the Northern Ireland Office received bonuses in the financial year 2007-08; and what was the cost of such payments.

      Northern Ireland: Burglaries

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many burglaries there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; how many successful convictions there were; how many of those convicted were...

      Post Offices: Card Account

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the tender specification for 10,000 Post Office card account outlets details how many should be based in rural and in urban areas.

      Post Offices: Card Account

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the decision on the future of Post Office accounts is to be decided by the Department for Work and Pensions; and whether that department has to consult other...

      Post-legislative Scrutiny

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vadera on 23 June (WA 207—08), from what date the new arrangements to carry out standardised post-legislative...

      Press Complaints Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many candidates were shortlisted for the post of lay member to the Press Complaints Commission in 2008.

      Prisons: Drugs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many instances of drugs being found in prisons in Northern Ireland have resulted in prosecutions in the last two years.

      Revenue and Customs: Approved Mileage Allowance

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much, in real terms and as a percentage, have retail prices for unleaded and diesel vehicle fuel risen since HM Revenue and Customs Approved Mileage Allowance...

      Revenue and Customs: Dogs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many dogs trained to detect imports of bush meat are currently in service with HM Revenue and Customs.

      Smoking

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the United Kingdom population they expect to be regular tobacco smokers in 2010, as compared with 2007.

      Telephones: Coin-operated Boxes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What their plans are for coin-operated telephone boxes in the United Kingdom; and what obligations there are on the providers of telephone services to retain such...

      Transport: Price Mechanism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they support the use of the price mechanism to influence mode of travel.

      UN: Alliance of Civilizations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will encourage all Commonwealth countries to join the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and to appoint national co-ordinators to promote the...

      Vaccination and Immunisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What meetings or other communication the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has had with strategic health authorities to discuss the uptake of, and...

      Vaccination and Immunisation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What reporting mechanisms are in place for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to communicate its latest guidance for non-routine immunisations to...

      Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the differences between rights abuses allegedly committed by the forces of Jean-Pierre Bemba, ex-Vice President of the Democratic...

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