Written answers

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many staff in her Office have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years.

    • Olympic Delivery Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people were employed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) at the most recent date for which figures are available; what the staffing costs of the...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2008, Official Report, columns 567-8W, on the Olympic games, what estimate he has made of the cost of Ministers from her...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she plans to take to ensure that the 2012 Olympics have an effective economic and social legacy in all parts of the UK.

      Olympic Games 2012: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much was paid to KPMG as Olympic advisers in each year since its contract began.

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she next expects to make an announcement on Olympic funding; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games 2012: Police

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for St Albans of 2 April 2008, on policing for the Olympic Games in London in 2012.

      Olympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many full-time equivalent members of staff in her Office are employed on work in relation to railways; how many of those work on (a) project management,...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what measures are in place in his Department to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes; (2) what purchasing process is used by...

    • Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27 June 2007.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures are available;...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 919W, on departmental conferences, when he expects to publish information on official and charity...

    • Departmental Databases

      To ask the Prime Minister what UK Government databases may be accessed by third parties, following Commission Decision 2008/291/EC, OJ L98 of 10 April 2008; what statutory safeguards exist for...

      Employment

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the Answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 247 to the right hon. and learned Member for Rushcliffe, how many of the three million people to whom he...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Property

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners under what conditions bishops and clergy of the Church of England occupy episcopal and parish property for which...

    • Home Information Packs

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many home information packs have been commissioned by the Church Commissioners or its representatives to market...

      Monuments: Inspections

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance provided by the Council for the Care of Churches on...

      Redundant Churches

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many Church of England churches in England have been taken out of use for worship in each year since 1997.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Cromwell Green

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cotswold of 23 April 2008, Official Report, column 2046W, on...

    • Detergents: Animal Experiments

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the House's policy is on the purchase of cleaning products that have been tested on animals.

      Portcullis House

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many basins there are in Portcullis House; and how many of them do not have plugs.

      Redundancy pay

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what redundancy package is available for (a) Officers of the House and (b) other staff of the House; what...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Christine Drury

      To ask the Solicitor-General where Christine Drury's desk is located; and whether she is paid from the public purse.

    • Civil Service Agencies: Public Appointments

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will list the appointments made to agencies for which the Attorney-General is responsible since 27 June 2007.

      Departmental Delivery Services

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Attorney-General's Office has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the Attorney-General's Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many and what percentage of staff in the Attorney-General's Office 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 Solicitor-General how many staff in her Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Labour Party: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission plans to publish, or otherwise make available for independent...

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what procedures are followed by the Electoral Commission in circumstances where a party is...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission has produced guidance on the declaration of donations and...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1309-10W, on political...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the publication of the White Paper on party finance and expenditure, when the...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1) which donations to regulated donees entered on the Commission's register pursuant to...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many members of the Government's new reconstruction unit are based in Helmand province.

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when the foundation stone for the new mosque in Musa Qala will be laid; and if he will make a statement.

      Africa: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to increase the protection of vulnerable children in Africa.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what measures are in place in his Department to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's work force worked from home in whole or in part in the most recent period for which figures are...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the change in the number of employees in his Department has been since July 2006.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by civil servants in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Developing Countries: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of long-term trends in food prices; and what assessment he has made of their effects on the developing world.

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans there are to meet the global target of universal access to HIV/AIDS prevention.

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a)...

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's budget is for expenditure in Kosovo on (a) staffing and other operational costs of the post, (b) technical...

      Kosovo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the outcomes were of the donors' conference for Kosovo held on 11 July; and what his Department's policy objectives are for its...

      Kosovo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development in what areas the Government of the Republic of Kosovo have requested assistance from his Department in the last 12 months.

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what mine harvesting projects his Department is funding in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Cambodia and (c) Yemen; (2) what mine...

      Nigeria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has for the provision of aid to the Government of Nigeria to help deal with unrest in the Niger Delta region.

      Nigeria: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian implications of the breakdown of the ceasefire between the Movement for the...

      Nigeria: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Foreign Secretary and (b) the Secretary of State for Defence on possible assistance...

      Somalia: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the security situation in Somalia on humanitarian agencies' ability to access...

      Somalia: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to provide food aid to Somalia; and if he will make a statement.

      Somalia: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make representations to his international counterparts on the deployment of naval ships to escort food aid shipments to Somalia.

      Swaziland: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to support multi-party democracy in Swaziland in preparation for elections in October.

      Swaziland: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment his Department has made of HIV prevalence in Swaziland.

      Swaziland: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with the Government of Swaziland on restrictions on trades unions in that country.

      UN Women's Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the creation of a UN Women's Agency; and what steps his Department has taken to implement this policy.

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on humanitarian aid to Zimbabwe.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the implementation of the EU end of life vehicles directive on trends in the...

    • Agriculture: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average cost of a hectare or equivalent measure of farmland according to the Farm Business Survey was in each year...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what changes have been made to his Department's air quality monitoring programme in the last two years; and if he will make a...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of his Department's air quality monitoring sites have been closed in each of the last three years; and how many air...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to increase capacity for the production of biogas through industrial anaerobic digestion...

      Birds: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the population of breeding wading birds and wintering waterbirds in (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration he has given to the decision by the Welsh Assembly Government to carry out targeted culls on badgers as a...

      Bromine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he last met representatives of the bromine industry.

      Bromine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what resources his Department is making available to research the effectiveness and safety of new environmentally-friendly...

      Carbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discount rate was used in the figures set out in the analysis in the Climate Change Bill Financial Impact Assessment.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs further to the answer of 10 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1775-6W, on carbon emissions, what the implications of the...

      Carbon Emissions: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statutory means are at his disposal to press farmers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

      Cetaceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what photographic and video evidence of cetaceans being caught in nets has been obtained through Government-funded research...

      Coastal Areas: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the quantity of private land affected by the creation of the coastal corridor proposed in...

      Coastal Areas: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the creation of a coastal corridor proposed in the draft Marine Bill.

      Coastal Areas: Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has to improve access to coastal areas in the UK.

      Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to increase the number of people working in his Department in Cumbria.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the financial position of the dairy industry; and what the current farm gate price for...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff in his Department and its agencies have been (a) dismissed and (b) disciplined for their conduct in the last...

      Departmental Press Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average cost to his Department was of employing a press and media officer in 2007-08.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of his Department's budget and that of its predecessor was used for research within its areas of...

      Dolphins and Porpoises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what data sources he uses to establish (a) the population of (i) bottlenose and (ii) common dolphins in UK waters,...

      Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of domestic waste produced in England and Wales in each of the last three years,...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers waste collection authorities have to fine households which put rubbish out at times other than those specified by...

      Domestic Wastes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers waste collection authorities have to fine householders for putting rubbish or recycling into the wrong rubbish or...

      Environment Protection: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many requests from planning authorities for responses on planning permission applications the Environment Agency...

      Environment Protection: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much money has been spent in the Somerset Levels and Moors on the (a) environmentally sensitive areas, (b) countryside...

      Fisheries: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether he has received the final project report on By-catch Mitigation Research from the Sea Mammal Research Unit; and...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on his plans for restructuring of internal drainage boards; and what assessment he has made of...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many engineers are employed by (a) the Environment Agency in England and (b) internal drainage boards in England; and...

      Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent by the Environment Agency and its predecessor bodies on flood risk management in the Somerset Levels...

      Flooding Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made towards publishing an action plan for the implementation of the recommendations made in the Pitt...

      Flooding: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 29W, on flooding: Gloucestershire, if he will direct the...

      Game

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Chief Executive of the Food Standards Agency on registration and compliance with their...

      Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has to establish a geo-portal for spatial data held by public bodies, including cadastral data, to...

      Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimates his Department has made of the potential carbon dioxide savings of replacing D-rated and below energy...

      Marine and Fisheries Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the levels of (a) customer and (b) stakeholder satisfaction with the Marine and Fisheries...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons trade unions in his Department were not consulted before the status of the proposed Marine Management...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the extent to which the Marine and Fisheries Agency meets the objectives he has set for the...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration his Department has given to according Crown status to the proposed Marine Management Organisation.

      National Union of Mineworkers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what meetings (a) he and (b) his Ministers have held with representatives of the National Union of Mineworkers in the last...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume and proportion of the annual potato crop which has been treated with anti-blight...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department has issued on the use of hormonal weed killers on crops which are likely to enter the food chain.

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the contamination of manure by hormonal weed killers.

      Pesticides: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on British farming of the proposed EU prohibition on the use of certain agrochemicals.

      Pollution: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the Sandridge bromate contamination on (a) the Mimram River and (b) chalk...

      Pollution: Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how frequently the Environment Agency tests the levels of lead in incineration bottom ash; and on how many occasions in the...

      Radioactive Materials: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what his Department's budget for work associated with nuclear waste was in each of the last three years; (2) how many...

      Recycling: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what changes there have been in levels of household recycling in Halifax since 1997.

      Recycling: Low Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government (a) have taken and (b) plan to take to assist low income families with recycling.

      Rural Areas: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs created in rural areas in each region in England in each of the last five...

      Rural Areas: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the effect of the implementation of his Department's definition of sustainability on population growth in...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legal provisions exist for restricting fishing activity in order to protect marine biodiversity in UK (a) inshore and...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what fishing activity he intends to permit in UK offshore Special Areas of Conservation sites.

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Dogger Bank has not been formally approved as a proposed offshore Special Area of Conservation; and when...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what size of network of marine conservation zones his Department is budgeting for.

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK territorial waters will need to be protected as Special Areas of Conservation to meet the UK's...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK's seas will need to be protected to fulfil the UK's obligations under the Convention for the...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the UK's seas must be protected to achieve Good Environmental Status as required under the EU Maritime...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason the Government have not introduced acoustic deterrent devices, as required by the EU by-catch regulation (EC)...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the annual cost of measuring life satisfaction as part of the sustainable development indicators.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to what premium Sky, digital terrestrial or cable television channels (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies...

      Trees: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the incidence of (a) bleeding canker in horse chestnut trees, (b) sudden oak death, (c) oak...

      Trees: Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with European counterparts on the release of genetically-modified trees.

      Trees: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration he has given to widening the remit of the Forestry Commission to include (a) amenity and (b) urban trees...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice (a) his Department and (b) the Waste Resources Action Programme has given to waste collection authorities on...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme is taking to improve advice services...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether local authorities will have powers to stop collecting household waste from dwellings which refuse to pay or are late...

      Waste Management: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps his Department takes to advise local authorities in their choice of private sector waste management...

      Waste Stakeholder Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members of the Waste Stakeholder Group are; when it has met; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Waste Strategy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who the members of the Waste Strategy Board are; when it has met; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what purchasing process is used by his Department for the purchase of alcohol for hospitality purposes; (2) what measures are in place in his...

    • Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a) full-time disabled staff,...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what measures are in place in his Department to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes.

    • Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what purchasing process is used by his Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) 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...

      Offensive Weapons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) charged and (b) convicted of knife-related crime in Northern Ireland in the first six months of (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.

      Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1200W, on George W Bush: official visits, whether the cost of £306,000 was...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues in the last 12 months on securing benefits to Northern Ireland from the 2012 Olympic games.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of policing in Northern Ireland was in the last year for which figures are available; and what estimate he has made of the average...

      Prisoners Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners sentenced in Northern Ireland have been transferred to prisons in (a) England and Wales and (b) Scotland in each of the...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted on charges relating to having sexual intercourse with an underage...

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many persons detained in young offenders' centres went on to re-offend following release in each of the last three years; and if he will...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research he has (a) conducted and (b) evaluated on the relationship between (i) alcohol prices and (ii) alcohol promotions in...

    • Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of the properties on the English Heritage At Risk Register are in public ownership.

      Cultural Leadership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Cultural Leadership Programme spent on administration in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department and its agency which was...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information technology projects initiated by his Department have been cancelled prior to completion in the last five years; and...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average cost to his Department was of employing a press and media officer in 2007-08.

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department was from recycled sources in each...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by his Department on subscriptions for magazines, newspapers and other publications in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of his Department's budget was used for research within its areas of responsibility in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which projects his Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which figures...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department were (a) on loan from other Government Departments, (b) on loan from other organisations, (c) on...

      Departmental Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what procedures his Department follows for checking the criminal records of employees; and if he will make a statement.

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to assist households unable to receive satellite and terrestrial television signals after the digital switchover has...

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many working days have been lost due to industrial action by employees for which his Department is responsible in each year since 1997.

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2008, Official Report, columns 613-4W, on the Olympic Games, what estimate he has made of the cost of...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultations the Big Lottery Fund undertakes with Sport England before making grants for sport-related activities; and if he will...

      Sports: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in raising the £100 million for elite sport from the private sector announced in the 2006 Budget; and...

      UNESCO Convention on Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what consultation he has undertaken on the ratification of the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Delivery Services

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps her office has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.

    • 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...

      Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Leader of the House what redundancy package is available for hon. Members' staff; what the reasons are for its provisions; and if she will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what aircraft types are used for scheduled domestic passenger flights in the UK; and what the passenger capacity is of each.

    • Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what aircraft types are used for scheduled domestic passenger flights in the UK; and what distance was travelled on such flights by each aircraft of...

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the likely effect of including aviation in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on carbon dioxide emissions from UK aviation.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she (a) has had and (b) plans to have with the British biofuels industry on the implications of the Gallagher review.

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account the Gallagher Review of biofuels took of (a) the sources of biofuels used in the UK and EU, (b) the size and status of the biofuels...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what measures are in place in her Department to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what purchasing process is used by her Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue her Department received from the 0870 driver inquiry line in the last financial year; and how much it cost her Department to...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the average time her Department has taken to respond to parliamentary questions for written answer in each of the last...

      Driving Under the Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to reduce levels of drink-driving.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she had with BAA on landing charges at an expanded Heathrow in the six months before the publication of the "Adding Capacity at...

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the number of lorries regularly travelling on road in England which were registered (a) to British companies and (b)...

      Lorries: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many drivers' hours offences were detected in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007; and what proportion of these were committed by drivers of...

      Lorries: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the effects of a (a) particulate and (b) carbon dioxide emissions limit on the fuel efficiency of lorries.

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the maximum traffic capacity of the M3 motorway between (a) junctions 4-4A and (b) junctions 4A-5.

      M6: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps the Government have taken to reduce the number of serious car accidents on the M6; (2) what steps the Government have taken to...

      M6: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government plan to take to reduce the number of serious car accidents at the Catthorpe junction on the M6.

      Motorways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average cost per mile of widening motorway carriageways by one lane was in each of the last 10 years.

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the budget of her Department's Rail Group was in each of the last five years.

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the staffing costs of her Department's Rail Group were in each of the last five years.

      Railway Network: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full-time equivalent members of staff (a) her Department and (b) public bodies her Department is responsible for employ on tasks related to...

      Road Signs and Markings: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what plans she has to review provisions for signage to tourist attractions on major highways; (2) if she will consider introducing special...

      Roads: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance she gives to local authorities on the use of low-noise road surfaces.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency received for the maintenance of trunk roads in the last year for which figures are available.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much local authorities received for the maintenance of principal roads in the last year for which figures are available.

      Transport: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate she has made of the percentage change in real terms of the cost of travelling by (a) private car, (b) bus and (c) train since (i) 1979...

      Transport: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assumptions her Department has made in respect of the price of carbon for the purposes of the appraisal of (a) road and (b) rail schemes; what...

      Transport: Nuclear Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has had with L'Autorité de sėreté nucléaire (ASN) on its refusal to give further authorisations for plutonium...

      Transport: Pressure Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions Ministers and officials from her Department have met representatives of (a) Hacan ClearSkies, (b) Plane Stupid, (c) Greenpeace...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make it her policy to ensure that the 25 milestones agreed by the Office of Rail Regulation with Network Rail to monitor the progress...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of theft of British military supplies during transit from the port of debarkation in Pakistan to the final destination in Afghanistan...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) tanks and (b) armoured personnel carriers have been lost as a result of enemy action in Afghanistan during the last 12 months.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) scope and (b) length of the NATO contract for civilian aircraft in Afghanistan is; what aircraft types are involved; and how many military...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2008, Official Report, column 175W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what the name was of each of the...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK personnel are deployed on operations, broken down by location.

      Armed Forces: Gyms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's policy is on charging service personnel for use of garrison gyms; (2) whether service personnel will be charged for the use...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the waiting list targets for (a) Ministry of Defence hospital units, (b) regional rehabilitation units and (c) Departments of Community Mental...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of the (a) single living and (b) service family accommodation provided by his Department in (i) the UK and (ii) overseas...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's contract with Annington Homes.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when all housing accommodation for families of military personnel will be brought up to the highest ranked standard.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the provision of legal advice and representation in connection with civil actions against his Department relating to illnesses and injuries...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the trained (a) requirement and (b) strength of the (i) Territorial Army, (ii) Royal Naval Reserve, (iii) Royal Marine Reserve and (iv) Royal...

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what requirements are placed on vehicles in the British armed forces by EU environmental regulations.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people who joined the armed forces at age 16 and 17 years in each of the last five years sought to leave the armed forces (a) while under 18...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what location training for Mastiff armoured vehicles is conducted.

      Central Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which EU member states are contributing to the EU military mission to Chad and the Central African Republic; and what each is contributing.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what purchasing process is used by his Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the 10 highest payments made by his Department were under property compensation cases brought against it over the last 12 months for which figures...

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of (a) the number of computer devices left on overnight in his Department when not in use and (b) the cost of leaving...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what efficiency savings for the funding of regional prime contracts were (a) targeted and (b) achieved in each year since 2005.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 February 2008, Official Report, column 95W, on departmental ICT, when he expects to provide a substantive answer.

      Duchess of Kent's Psychiatric Unit: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maintenance cost of the Duchess of Kent's psychiatric unit was in each of the last five years of its operation.

      EC Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government support the French proposals for a (a) European aeronaval group, (b) joint fleet of military transporters, (c) joint fleet of...

      Government Decontamination Service: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what income his Department received from the Government Decontamination Service 0845 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the objective is of the Iraq culture brief in the Civilians Deployed on Operations pre-Deployment Preparation Course Phase 2 at Chetwynd...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether departmental civilian staff deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan are issued with (a) mosquito nets and (b) insect repellent before leaving the UK.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances of fuel leaks from Nimrod aircraft have been recorded in the last 12 months.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fuel leakages on a Nimrod aircraft have been reported since January 2007.

      Nuclear Weapons: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures are in place with regard to the (a) design and (b) handling of nuclear weapons to ensure that there is no popcorning or accidental...

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the proposed Defence Training Academy at St. Athan of the cancellation of major house building projects in...

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make an assessment of the likely effect of the construction of Olympic facilities for 2012 on availability of construction workers to work on...

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the purpose is of his Department's consultation on the proposed Defence and Training Academy at St. Athan; and how long the consultation will last.

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which troops will be trained at the Defence Training Academy at St. Athan; and how they will be selected.

      Reserve Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reservists are serving on operations overseas, broken down by location.

      Selly Oak Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many bed-days were accounted for by service in-patients in each ward at Selly Oak Hospital in each month since the opening of the military-managed ward.

      USA: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many US nuclear warheads are based in the United Kingdom; when he last discussed with the US authorities their withdrawal of warheads from the UK;...

      Vanguard Class Submarines

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

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what pre-application enquiries to his Department or Defence Estates for onshore wind turbines received an objection from his Department between 1 January...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what planning applications for onshore wind turbines his Department did not initially object to but objected to during a public enquiry in the period 1...

  • Health

    • Drugs: Equality of Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to achieve equality between areas in access to drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; and if he...

    • Drugs: Equality of Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to achieve equality between areas in access to drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence; and if...

      Primary Care Trust Allocations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to announce the revenue allocations to primary care trusts for 2009-10 and 2010-11.

      Rural GPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the ability of rural GPs to dispense to patients living a mile or more away from a GP surgery; and if he...

      GPs: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GPs there are in Barnsley; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS Dentistry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of levels of access to NHS dentistry.

      Doctors: Ethics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on whether NHS doctors should be permitted to refrain from providing medical care to patients on the basis of the personal religious or...

      Patient Choice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to extend patients' ability to choose their GP practice.

      Healthy Lifestyles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps the Government have taken to encourage people to adopt healthy lifestyles.

      Stroke Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals in England are able to provide hyper-acute stroke care services, including constant access to effective brain scanning followed by...

      Patient Dignity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to ensure patient dignity in the NHS.

      Dispensing Medicine: Market Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timetable is for his Department's forthcoming consultation on control of market entry for dispensing medicine.

      NHS Next Stage Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private health companies made submissions to the NHS next stage review.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from hon. and right hon. Members wishing to liberalise the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967; what response...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has (a) issued and (b) plans to issue during the next 12 months on the definition of a serious handicap as grounds for an...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed under ground (a) A, (b) B, (c) C, (d) D, (e) E, (f) F and (g) G of the Abortion Act 1967 in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007.

      Abortion: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what legislation regulates the selling of abortion drugs on the internet; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will bring forward legislation...

      Abortion: Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed on people aged (a) 10, (b) 11, (c) 12, (d) 13, (e) 14, (f) 15 and (g) 16 years old at (i) less than nine weeks,...

      Abortion: Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his Department's policy is on the availability of abortions to girls under the age of 16 years without parental knowledge or consent; and if he...

      Abortion: Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many abortions were carried out on women aged (a) 19, (b) 18, (c) 17, (d) 16, (e) 15, (f) 14 and (g) 13 years in England in each of the...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to issue a consultation on the need for legislation regarding alcohol labelling, as referred to in paragraph 2.36 of his Department's Cancer...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many alcohol-related hospital admissions were recorded in North East Essex Primary Care Trust in each of the last 10 years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government plan to take to encourage young people to drink less alcohol.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of children living with a parent with diagnosed alcohol problems in Leeds in each year since 1987.

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to raise the awareness of young women about breast cancer.

      Cancer: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision his Department has to support young women with cancer.

      Care Homes: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2008, Official Report, column 550W, how many units of accommodation have been provided from the extra care...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the consultation on proposed changes to the standards for care homes for older people.

      Children: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there has been in the incidence of (a) diphtheria, (b) tetanus, (c) pertussis, (d) haemophilus influenzae type b, (e) polio, (f)...

      Children: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library minutes of the most recent meeting of the National Child Health Immunisation Board.

      Children: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he intends to take to improve the wheelchair service for children and young people as part of the forthcoming Child Health Strategy; and if he...

      Children: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in improving the provision of wheelchair services for children and young people since the publication of Aiming High for...

      Cholesterol: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken to encourage people to have regular cholesterol and blood pressure tests.

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which stakeholders he has consulted in the course of his Department's review of UK practice in the collection and use of umbilical cord blood; and if he...

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many representations he has received on extending the (a) collection and (b) use of umbilical cord blood in the UK for clinical and research purposes.

      Cord Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many units of cord blood have been imported for use in the NHS since 2005; what proportion of these units were sourced and identified by the NHS; and...

      Deca-BDE: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on human health of the use in industry of the flame retardant deca-BDE; and if he will make a statement.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's strategy for medical research into dementia is; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists are working on primary care lists in England; how many people were on waiting lists for NHS dental treatment at the latest date for...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many treatments in each treatment band were carried out by NHS dentists in (a) St. Ives constituency, (b) Cornwall and (c) England in each year...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts for NHS dentists there were in (a) St. Ives constituency, (b) Cornwall and (c) England in each year since 2000.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the effects of the new dentists' contract on numbers of (a) patient registrations and (b) dentists.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget is for each (a) non-departmental public body and (b) agency for which his Department is responsible for 2008-09.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what arrangements are in place to manage the transition from paediatric to adult services for young people with diabetes; and what guidance his...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average ratio of children to paediatric diabetes specialist nurses is in England.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts in England have carried out a local needs assessment as part of the development of services for children and young people...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts have protocols to support the delivery of a consistent level of care for people with diabetes when in hospital.

      Dietary Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to ensure that botanical food supplements containing ingredients for which claims are approved under the provisions of the...

      Disabled: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 3.11 in the Carers at the heart of 21st-century families and communities report, how much of the £150 million funding for...

      Doctors: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the number of trainee doctors who will be paying for hospital-provided accommodation in each of the next three years; and if he will...

      Emergency Services: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects the bandwidth for emergency service communications to be finalised; and what the reasons are for the time taken in determining,...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence his Department has on the (a) cost-effectiveness and (b) clinical effectiveness of exercise referral services as referred to on page 36 of...

      Food Standards Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what account was taken of the undertaking given on 14 January 1998, Official Report, columns 357-8, in relation to the proportion of members of the...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of rising food prices on levels of general health.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients attending genito-urinary medicine clinics in (a) St. Albans, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England were offered an appointment...

      Health and Social Care Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the operation of the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003; what amendments have been made to...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding will be provided to support the Reduce Your Risk campaign in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11, as referred to on page 35 of his Department's...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to page 10 of the NHS Next Stage Review Final Report, how much additional funding his Department plans to allocate to support the...

      Health Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account he takes of (a) trends in the age profile of the population and (b) the requirements of the ageing population in establishing priorities...

      Health Services: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the annual management costs of each primary care trust in North Yorkshire were in each of the last three years for which figures are available;...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to increase levels of children's health and well-being.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will publish the Child Health Strategy; and if he will make a statement.

      Health: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve the health of Gypsy and Traveller communities.

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the costs per product of conducting tests to demonstrate compliance with the key provisions of European Medicines...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what herbal products are available on the market under the provisions of section 12 (2) of the Medicines Act 1968; and for which of those products...

      HIV Infection: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prison inmates were tested for HIV or AIDS in each year since 2003.

      HIV Infection: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much it cost to treat prisoners with HIV and AIDS in each year since 2003.

      HIV Infection: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prison inmates contracted (a) HIV and (b) AIDS in each year since 2003.

      Hospices: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding his Department is providing for hospice care within the NHS in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; (2) what funding his Department is...

      Hyperactivity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder in each of the last 10 years, broken down by primary care trust.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternity units there were in the NHS in each of the last five years.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the proposed retail model for transforming community equipment services; and if he will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for Eccles' correspondence of 4 February and 23 April 2008 on the hepatitis B vaccine.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, columns 363-4W, on mental health services, what was the (a) revenue and (b) capital...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the NHS of treating stress-related conditions; (2) how many people were diagnosed with...

      Mental Health Services: Leeds Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are being made to provide therapeutic services for prisoners with mental health problems in Leeds prison; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average time between initial assessment by a psychiatrist at (a) Ashfield and (b) Huntercombe young offender...

      Mental Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were awaiting access to a medium secure hospital bed for young people at the latest date for which figures are available; (2) how...

      Mentally Ill: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the number of carers caring for family members with mental health needs.

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been prescribed methadone to help combat drug addiction in (a) England, (b) London, (c) the north-east, (d) the Tees Valley...

      Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to ensure that users of methadone who receive the drug on prescription are made aware of the risks associated with allowing children...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to establish a fellowship programme for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, as referred to on page 49 of High Quality...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of violent attacks against NHS staff.

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses in England have reported being the subject of a violent incident perpetrated by (a) a patient and (b) a family member or friend of a...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in what ways he plans to monitor progress against the aim to end the postcode lottery in new drugs and treatments, as referred to in paragraph 4.18...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what basis social enterprises will be given access to the NHS Pension Scheme.

      Obesity: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with obesity in Halifax over the last 10 years.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new resources he will provide to those areas worst affected by (a) obesity-related and (b) alcohol-related ill health, as referred to on page 37 of...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients had gastric bypass surgery in hospitals in each of the last three years for which figures are available, broken down by (a) sex and...

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways companies will be required to report on their employees' (a) health and (b) well-being as referred to on page 37 of his Department's...

      Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's strategy for research into orthopaedic needs and treatment is; and if he will make a statement.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will introduce payment by results for (a) the NHS and (b) the voluntary sector providers of end of life care services.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria govern the selection of illnesses for which free prescriptions will be provided; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Care Trusts: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which primary care trusts have completed a local equality impact assessment; and whether such assessments are collated centrally; (2) what...

      Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on adult protection procedures in England in the last five years.

      Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether an equality impact assessment (a) has been conducted and (b) is planned before the conclusion of the No Secrets review of the adult...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sexually transmitted infections were diagnosed at (a) Waverley Sexual Health Clinic, St. Albans and (b) in all genito-urinary medicine clinics...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has provided in (a) cash and (b) real terms in current prices in social marketing initiatives designed to support people...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fines have been issued for smoking in a public place in (a) Cornwall, (b) each constituency in Cornwall, (c) the South West region and (d)...

      Smoking: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations he has received on extending the exemption from the ban on smoking in public places granted to mental health in-patient units;...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) heart attacks and (b) strokes were recorded in Westmoorland and Lonsdale in each month of (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department is making towards gathering information about (a) the number and distribution of sunbeds and (b) the scale of sunbed use by...

      Sunbeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the Health and Safety Executive since 3 December 2007 on the regulation of the sunbed industry; and if he...

      Transsexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of gender reassignment operations which will be carried out by NHS trusts in 2008-09.

      Transsexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many gender reassignment operations were carried out by NHS trusts in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08.

      Urology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on NHS genito-urinary medicine clinics in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each year since 2000.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received seeking publication of the new model for the delivery of wheelchair services as a matter of urgency; and what steps...

  • Defence

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) mobile telephones, (b) personal digital assistants and (c) laptop computers issued to departmental staff were reported (i) lost, (ii)...

    • Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances of fuel leaks from Nimrod aircraft have been recorded in the last 12 months. [164431b] Question number missing in Hansard, possibly...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fuel leakages on a Nimrod aircraft have been reported since January 2007. [199452b] Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • 1 Carlton Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 15 May 2008, Official Report, column...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what additional remuneration is to be paid to British police officers posted to Kabul.

      Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries have made claims to rights over the (a) Arctic and (b) Antarctic in the last five years; which claims the UK...

      British Nationality: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he takes towards foreign governments alleged to have severely mistreated British citizens, including through the use...

      British Nationality: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs from which foreign governments the Government has received compensation following allegations of torture of British citizens...

      Cuba: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss (a) the detention of journalist Victor Rolando Arroyo and (b) the imprisonment of Dr. José García...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what IT contracts his Departments and its agencies have entered into in the last two years.

      Departmental Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1657W, on...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has a standard retirement age; and how many employees have been asked to retire on reaching 65 years of...

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with middle eastern governments on the testing of long-range Iranian missiles.

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what communications he has had with the Iranian government on the testing of its long-range missiles.

      Iran: Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his (a) Israeli, (b) Russian and (c) American counterparts on the testing of long-range...

      Iraq: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2008, Official Report, column 1826W, on Iraq: asylum, how many of the applications received...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many allegations of misconduct have been made to his Department in respect of (a) British nationals and (b) nationals of...

      Iraq: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the US administration (a) sought permission and (b) gave prior notification to the Government in respect of the...

      Israel: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has recently had discussions with UK retailers and trade bodies representing companies which source goods from...

      Mediterranean Region: EU External Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he made concerning human rights and in particular freedom of religion in the course of discussions on the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of continuing Israeli settlement expansion on the EU aim of achieving a sovereign,...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government intends to give to Israel to fulfil its commitment made in supporting the Final Declaration of...

      Middle East: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) diplomatic and (b) practical steps his Department is taking to support the establishment of a verifiable Middle East...

      Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to propose changes to the nuclear non-proliferation treaty; and if he will make a statement.

      Rwanda: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the Genocide Ideology Law recently passed in Rwanda; and if he will make a statement.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the level of contingent liabilities for which the Government will be liable arising from any...

      Ukraine: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he (a) has had recently and (b) plans to have with EU counterparts on anti-Semitism in (i) Ukraine and (ii)...

      Ukraine: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Ukraine on (a) anti-Semitism and (b) anti-Semitic (i) organisations...

      Ukraine: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of levels of anti-Semitism in Ukraine; and if he will make a statement.

      Zimbabwe: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received from the British Embassy in (a) Windhoek, (b) Gabarone, (c) Maputo and (d) Luanda on the...

      Zimbabwe: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the objectives of the Government are in its policy towards Zimbabwe.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions his Department has had on the EU's proposed biofuels sustainability criteria; and whether he...

    • Business: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of each regional development agency's funding of women's enterprise.

      Canatxx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he has met representatives of Canatxx to discuss gas storage in the last 12 months.

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many tonnes of coal were imported into Britain in 2007.

      Coal: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many tonnes of coal were mined from Britain's deep coal mines in 2007.

      Companies House: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what income his Department received from the Companies House 0870 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Conditions of Employment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which business leaders he and his predecessor have met in the last 12 months to discuss family-friendly working practices.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the reasons were for the time taken to transfer the letter of 18 June from the hon. Member for Walsall, North to...

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform 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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the value of his Department's computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many permanent staff within (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are classed as (i) staff without posts and...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the change in the number of employees in his Department and its agencies has been since the Department was...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of staff of his Department and its agencies did not receive the maximum bonus possible under a bonus...

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the projected budget for each regulator for which his Department is responsible is for each financial year to 2011-12.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of his Department's budget and that of its predecessor was used for research within its areas of...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the standard retirement age in his Department is; and how many people in his Department and its predecessor...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many employees in his Department have been asked to retire on reaching 65 in each year since 2000.

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many electricity consumers with dynamically teleswitched meters there were in Scotland (a) in 2005 and (b) on...

      Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the evidential basis is for the Government's estimate of the value of the environmental industries by 2010,...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions staff employed by his Department have defrauded his Department in the last 10 years; and if he...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the losses to his Department from fraud committed by staff of his Department in each year...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding his Department in each year since...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff of his Department were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud in each year since...

      Fuel Poverty: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in each London borough in each of the last five...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the estimated average (a) monthly and (b) annual fuel bills were for families in England and Wales in each of...

      Group of Eight: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what contribution the Government plans to make to the World Energy Forum announced at the G8 summit on 8 July.

      Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many working days were lost to industrial action in (a) Leeds Metropolitan District and (b) Yorkshire and...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) public limited companies, (b) other incorporated companies and (c) unincorporated associations became...

      Marine Renewables Deployment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations his Department has received on conditions for qualification for the Marine Renewables Deployment...

      Minimum Wage: Service Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will bring forward legislative proposals to ensure that all waiting staff are guaranteed the national minimum...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many meetings he and his officials have had with representatives of (a) the nuclear energy industry and (b) the...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his Department's budget is in 2008-09 for work associated with (a) nuclear energy and (b) combined heat and power.

      Offshore Drilling: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2008, Official Report, columns 142-44W, on offshore drilling: oil, what sources of...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, columns 949-50W, on the Olympic games, what estimate he has...

      Photovoltaics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions he has had with his German counterpart on mechanisms to encourage installation of photovoltaic panels.

      Post Offices: Newcastle University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what estimate Post Office Ltd has made of the net annual saving which will arise from the closure of the...

      Regional Development Agencies: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the losses to each regional development agency from fraud committed by staff of her Department in...

      Regional Development Agencies: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he has taken to ensure that regional development agencies have a clear strategy for development in rural...

      Regulation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which (a) statutory regulators and (b) inspectorates are covered by the Regulators' Compliance Code.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to his Department's June 2008 consultation paper on renewable energy strategy, what proportion of the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to take account of affordability in developing its renewable energy strategy which...

      Royal Mail: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2008, Official Report, column 257W, on Royal Mail: pensions, what the value of the...

      Seals: Animal Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the (a) amount and (b) value of each category of seal product (i) imports and (ii) exports was in each of the...

      Sellafield: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 76W, on Sellafield, what the financial value is of...

      Severn Barrage: Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what consideration the Government has given to the feasibility of including a new railway line in the Severn barrage...

      Silverstone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the local economic effects on Milton Keynes of Silverstone losing the right to hold the...

      Small Businesses: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of new businesses started by (a) women and (b) black and ethnic minority...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects to respond to the Competition Commission's report on supermarkets.

      Supermarkets: Ombudsman

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will adopt the Competition Commission's proposal of an ombudsman for supermarkets; and if he will make it his...

      Trade Competitiveness: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the likely levels of future competitiveness in the market for (a)...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent representations he has received from trades unions on (a) alternative means of conducting union ballots...

      Ubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what contracts have been awarded to UBS and its sister companies by his Department since June 2007.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the (a) progress towards and (b) the merits of the target for offshore wind...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many wind turbines generating (a) under 100kW, (b) between 100kW and 1MW and (c) over 1MW there are in England...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department's Work-Life Balance Study cost.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) the Audit Commission and (b) her Department has produced on steps local authorities should take to publicise...

    • Audit Commission Act 1998

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission has provided on whether members of the public have rights to...

      Business: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to encourage businesses to share their facilities with local communities.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1347W, on...

      Carers: Stroud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people resident in Stroud constituency are proscribed from working in the care and children's sector under (a) the...

      Communities in Control White Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Communities in Control White Paper—Impact Assessments, what (a) methodology was used and (b)...

      Construction: Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the percentage of the construction products market represented by (a) recycled and (b) re-used...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which projects her Department has commissioned from (a) think tanks and (b) charities in each of the last two years for which...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what purchasing process is used by her Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies in each...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what budget her Department has allocated to the Read My Day/BloginaBox platform for each of the next three financial years; and...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many visits have been made to the International Centre of Excellence for Local e-Democracy website since its launch; and if...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to maintain and promote the resources and toolkits developed by the International Centre for...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community groups have created websites using the Voice platform sponsored by her Department since the platform was...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department has given to the International Centre for Excellence for Local e-Democracy to support the Voice...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what budget allocation her Department has made for the maintenance of the Voice platform for each of the next two financial years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many blogs by councillors and local government officers are registered on the ReadMyDay/Blog-in-a-Box platform sponsored by...

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in her Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in her Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Department and is predecessors was...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by her Department since 27 June 2007.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what job titles are used in her Department for full-time posts.

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of staff in (a) her Department and (b) the executive agencies for which she is responsible are...

      Double Glazing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of households installed double glazing in each year since 2004; and what proportion of these were...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter to her Department from (a) the Curborough Consortium and (b)...

      Eco-towns: Curborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received regarding her Department's advertisement regarding the proposed eco-town at Curborough,...

      Eco-towns: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration was given to the inclusion of references to faith centres during the drafting process for the recent...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to increase the use of empty dwelling management orders.

      Fire Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the (a) number of calls to primary fires, (b) response times to primary fires, (c) number...

      Government Departments: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the cross-government access plan on public engagement; and if she will make a statement.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the level of mis-selling of no sale, no fee deferred-payment home information packs.

      Homelessness: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were (a) registered as homeless and (b) on Castle Point Borough Council's housing list in Castle Point in each...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role the Homes and Communities Agency will have in (a) promoting the lifetime homes standard and (b) delivering...

      Housing: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes are planned to be built in (a) Bournemouth and (b) Dorset; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing: Key Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of key worker homes built under the Key Worker Living programme are (a) empty and (b) have not yet been sold...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many completed Social Homebuy sales there have been to date.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between residence in social housing and...

      Housing: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department issues on the provision of parking spaces as part of the new-build developments; and if she will...

      Land Use: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements local authorities will have to provide information to her Department for inclusion on the new green space database.

      Local Authorities: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) registered homeless people and (b) people in receipt of housing benefit have been housed in the private rented...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which provisions in the 2007 Local Government White Paper Implementation Plan have not been implemented or commenced to the...

      Local Government: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for reviewing the guidance to local authorities on publicity.

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the introduction of the duty on best value authorities to involve local people.

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to encourage local authorities to exercise powers providing for public participation in...

      Natural Gas: Pipelines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions (a) her Department and (b) the Thames Gateway Development Corporation have had with Calor Gas on pipe line...

      Places of Change Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any schemes subject to awards under the Places of Change programme have been taken to judicial review by local opponents.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes the proposed new Planning Policy Statement 6 makes to whether local planning authorities can take into account the...

      Regional Planning and Development: Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 47W, on regional planning and development: eco-towns, whether...

      Regional Planning and Development: Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2008, Official Report, column 47W, on regional planning and development: eco-towns, whether...

      Rents: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much rent has been paid by local authority tenants in Rotherham in each year since 1997.

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were on social housing waiting lists in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District in...

      Thames Gateway Bridge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for re-opening the public inquiry on the Thames Gateway Bridge; and if she will make a statement.

      Thames Gateway: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish the annual report on the Thames Gateway before the House rises for the summer adjournment; and if she will...

      Thames Gateway: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the reason was for the time taken in publishing the Thames Gateway annual report in 2008.

      Thermal Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of households with cavity walls acquired cavity insulation in each year since 2004.

      Thermal Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of households with hot water tanks installed tank insulation in each year since 2004; and what...

      Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department has given to the Gypsy Reform Council in the last year.

      Utilities: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the effects of rising...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the Access to Work budget was spent on the provision of support workers in each of the last 10 years.

    • Access to Work Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with a learning disability were supported in work through Access to Work funding in each of the last 10 years.

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of housing benefit recipients received backdated payments (a) in total and (b) for a period covering (i)...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average sum received for backdated housing benefit was (a) in total and (b) per month for housing benefit recipients who...

      Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much his Department spent on backdated payments of housing benefit in each of the last five years (a) in total and (b) broken down...

      Child Support Agency: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what categories of managers are working at the Child Support Agency; (2) how many managers are employed at the Child Support Agency.

      Child Support Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what income his Department received from the Child Support Agency's 0845 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the effect on child poverty if fraud and error were eradicated from (a) council tax benefit,...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the effect on child poverty if caseload take-up rates amongst working age families for income...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average sum received in backdated council tax benefits was (a) in total and (b) per month by working age council tax benefit...

      Council Tax: Tax Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many times deductions have been made from benefits for failure to pay council tax in each local authority area in each of the last...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria are used to decide which region is selected for a pilot scheme by his Department; (2) what his Department's total budget...

      Disabled: Respite Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how the funding for the provision of short break services announced in the Aiming High for Disabled Children document, will be spent in each...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) UK nationals, ( b) non-UK EU nationals and (c) non-EU nationals were in (i) full-time employment and (ii) part-time employment...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1299-1301W, on employment, if he will break down the figures in Table D,...

      Employment Services: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what facilities jobcentres offer to deaf people who arrive to make enquiries (a) with and (b) without an appointment; and how many front-line...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of recipients of backdated housing benefit had incomes below 60 per cent. of median income before housing costs...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing and related benefits in each of the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what effects on his Department's costs are expected to arise from the changes to the eligibility criteria for income support taking...

      Job Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job centres have closed in each region in each of the last four years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer question 169293, on employment rates, tabled by the hon. Member for Hertsmere on 26 November 2007.

      National Insurance: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of national insurance numbers issued to migrant workers in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      New Deal 50 Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 15 May 2007, Official Report, columns 643-44W, on the New Deal 50 plus, how many participants there were on...

      Older Workers: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department provides for people over 55 years of age who have been made redundant (a) in the previous 12 months and (b)...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of recipients of backdated pension credit benefit had incomes below 60 per cent. of median income before...

      Pension Service: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what income his Department received from the Pension Service's 0845 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the effect on pensioner poverty if the caseload take-up rate for housing benefit/local housing...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate his Department has made of the effect on levels of pensioner poverty of the eradication of fraud and error from (a) the...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of pensioners lived below the Government's designated poverty level, broken down by (a) sex and (b) age in each...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for council tax benefit there were in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Pensions: Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the administrative costs of the Financial Assistance Scheme were in each month since April 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Personal Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the percentage of final salary which would be provided for a personal account saver for (a) men, (b) women...

      Personal Accounts: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions based on average earnings during a working life and a final salary level of average earnings for women who take (a) three years, (b) four...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of each type of state benefit payable to residents in the City of Newcastle upon Tyne was paid into Post Office...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many residents in Tamworth constituency have active post office card accounts; (2) how much and what proportion of each type of...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of each type of state benefit payable to residents in Wrexham constituency was paid into Post Office card accounts...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) 55 to 59 year olds, (b) 60 to 64 year olds and (c) 65 to 69 year olds lived in households with below 60...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of children were living in working households earning less than 60 per cent. of median income (a) before and (b)...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in each London borough were living in poverty in each of the last 10 years, broken down by ethnicity.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of children who would be lifted out of poverty if there was 100 per cent. take-up of entitlement to...

      Poverty: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of 60 to 64 year olds lived in households below 40 per cent. of median income (a) before and (b) after deducting...

      Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of employees asked to retire on reaching 65 years of age in each year since 2000.

      School Leaving: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department provides to school leavers who have been unemployed for (a) more than six months and (b) more than one year to...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for (a) crisis loans, (b) budgeting loans and (c) community care grants were received in (i) each Jobcentre Plus...

      Social Fund: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many social fund loans were found to have been issued to people who had fraudulently used someone else's identity to apply for the loan in...

      Social Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much of the money allocated to each local authority to make (a) exceptional hardship payments and (b) exceptional circumstances...

      Speech-Writing Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons Mr. Phil Collins left his post as his speechwriter.

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff in her Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the last five years.

    • Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what estimate she has made of the cost of implementing the provisions of the draft Equality Bill; and if she will make a statement.

      Refuges: Halifax

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what services are available in Halifax constituency for women seeking refuge from domestic violence who have no access to public funds to assist them.

  • Justice

    • Approved Premises: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield (Grant Shapps) of 9 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1626-27W, on approved premises:...

    • Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average fine for failure to surrender to bail was in the last 12 months.

      Bail Accommodation and Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) defendants and (b) offenders have been placed in ClearSprings accommodation since the start of the Bail Accommodation and Support Scheme.

      Compensation: Vioxx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will ask the Legal Services Commission to re-examine the case for granting legal aid for actions involving damages to health caused by taking...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) black, (b) white and (c) Asian men have a criminal record, broken down by age.

      Custody: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of children's social workers practising in the penal establishment to children held in such custody was (a) overall and (b) in every...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures are in place in his Department to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what purchasing process is used by his Department for the procurement of alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what steps he is taking to prevent future losses of sensitive data by his Department; (2) what steps his Department is taking to implement the new...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many freedom of information requests his Department resolved within (a) 20 days, (b) 40 and (c) 60 working days in the last 12 months; (2)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many unanswered freedom of information requests there have been by his Department in the last 12 months. [Official Report, 10 September 2008, Vol....

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost has been of dealing with freedom of information requests to his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his Department's public...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what citizens' juries are planned in the next six months; (2) on what policy areas citizens' juries are being held in the next six months.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of citizens' juries held by his Department in the last 12 months was.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have attended a (a) citizens' jury and (b) citizens' summit sponsored by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the development and running costs of his Department's digital dialogue programme are on promoting interaction between Government and the wider...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he has allocated to citizens' juries planned to be held in the next six months.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many programmes which work with the perpetrators of domestic violence are in operation in the criminal justice system; how many men have taken...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for ketamine (a) use and (b) dealing there have been (i) in Forest of Dean constituency, (ii) in Gloucestershire and (iii)...

      Electoral Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to carry out a consultation on the proposal to appoint electoral commissioners who have recent party political experience.

      Electoral Commission: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to appoint electoral commissioners with recent party political experience.

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice to how many (a) community and (b) custodial sentences a victim's surcharge was applied in 2006-07.

      Fish Supplies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much fish was procured by his Department and at what cost in each of the last five years, broken down by species; and what amount and value of such...

      Gambling: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted, (b) fined and (c) cautioned for offences related to underage gambling in each of the last 10 years.

      Google: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the likely implications for individuals' right to privacy of the proposal by Google to publish photographs of UK addresses on its...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what training has been provided to civil servants on (a) human rights and (b) the Convention on the Rights of the Child in each of the last five years.

      Information Commissioner: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, columns 64-65W, on the Information Commissioner, what safeguards apply to secondees from...

      International Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Ministers have represented the UK in state party examinations by UN treaty monitoring bodies in each of the last five years.

      Juries: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on bilingual juries in Wales.

      Magistrates: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of magistrates in England and Wales were from an ethnic minority background in (a) 2007 and (b) 1997.

      Magistrates: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of magistrates in England and Wales were women in (a) 2007 and (b) 1997.

      Mentally Disturbed Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that a person subjected to a hospital order is not moved to a hospital near to his or her victims without there being...

      Mentally Disturbed Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the rights of victims and their families to be consulted prior to a person who has been convicted of an offence and made subject to a...

      National Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the planned timetable for the development of a British statement of values is; (2) what progress has been made in the development of a...

      National Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on consultative exercises and initiatives in relation to the development of a British statement of values, broken down by event.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in respect of how many defendants remanded in custody on indictable-only matters had proceedings been terminated prior to arraignment or no evidence...

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years were convicted of possession of a knife in each of the last 10 years;...

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years who were convicted of possession of a knife in...

      Offensive Weapons: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average sentence was imposed for knife crimes in North Yorkshire in each of the last five years.

      Offensive Weapons: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for knife crimes in North Yorkshire in each of the last five years.

      Official Secrets: Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for the offence of photography contrary to section 1 of the Official Secrets Act 1911 in the...

      Parole Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of cases the Parole Board will deal with in each of the next 10 years.

      Parole Board: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many caseworkers were employed by the Parole Board in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District to deal with (i) oral and...

      Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are being held in police cells; at what cost; and how many have been so held in (a) England and Wales and (b) each police force area...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are serving indeterminate sentences for public protection.

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders serving indeterminate sentences for public protection are being held beyond the expiry of their tariff.

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were released on temporary licence in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisoners Release: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what schemes are in place in Leeds to assist prisoners in getting employment upon release; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many women gave birth to children while serving a custodial sentence in each of the last 10 years, broken down by (a) age of the mother and (b)...

      Prisoners: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of conducting the most recent Public Health Laboratory Service survey into HIV and hepatitis rates in prisons.

      Prisoners: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) injuries requiring hospital treatment and (b) other injuries have been sustained as a result of the use of control and restraint...

      Prisons: Capacity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what spare capacity was in prisons at the most recently available date; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have a specialist mental health facility; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will introduce proposals to amend the target regime affecting the Prison Service to incentivise (a) the prevention of knives and offensive weapons...

      Prisons: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners are in cells intended for (a) one and (b) two fewer people than are in the cell.

      Prisons: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to conduct a review of the cost of telephone calls from prisons.

      Prisons: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance he provides to prisons on reducing waste from the meals they provide.

      Rape: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of reported rape cases in Leeds resulted in convictions in each of the last 10 years.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of defendants released early under the end of custody licence scheme have re-offended during their additional early release...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) males and (b) females were convicted of offences in England and Wales under sections (i) 14(3), (ii) 15(2) and (iii) 15(4) of the...

      Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the review of restraint in juvenile secure settings.

      Supreme Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) original and (b) current expected opening date of the new Supreme Court building is.

      Supreme Court: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the (a) capital and (b) annual running costs of the Supreme Court.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when he plans to answer Question 172523, on the Operation of the Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, tabled on 4th December 2007 by the hon. Member for...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders there are in (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres and (c) secure children's homes, broken down by age.

      Young Offenders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of young offenders who breached the terms of a community order received a custodial sentence as a result in the last three years.

      Young Offenders: Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate has been made of the average length of time taken to transfer money between young offender institutions when young people are transferred;...

      Young Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy that every child leaving custody receives effective support, including the provision of appropriate housing.

      Young Offenders: Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy for all children in contact with the criminal justice system to be entitled to free legal advice and representation in...

      Young Offenders: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will discuss with local government representatives proposals to transfer child detention budgets to local authorities.

      Young Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to involve the families of young offenders in their rehabilitation following a period of detention.

      Youth Citizenship Commission: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the annual running costs were of the Youth Citizenship Commission in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1184W, on 10 Downing street: manpower, what the job titles and specifications are...

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 17 December 2007, Official Report, column 1079W, on Admiralty House, whether the Deputy Prime Minister's Office provided...

      Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many deaths from cancer in England there were in (a) 2005 and (b) 2007; (2) how many deaths from cardiovascular disease in England...

      Civil Servants: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether privilege day holidays for civil servants are the same for all Government Departments.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme has made investments in the last two years in financial vehicles that bundle debt together.

      Death: Darlington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of (a) the overall mortality rate and (b) the cigarette smoking-related mortality rate in Darlington constituency in...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the average cost per hour to his Department was of a management consultant working in the Cabinet Office in the last 12 months.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what IT contracts his Departments and its agency have entered into in the last two years.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many receptions he has hosted and funded in his capacity as Minister for the Cabinet Office in the last 12 months; which individuals and...

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by (i) the Cabinet Office and (ii) the Prime Minister's Office...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a list of the residential properties owned by the Duchy of Lancaster.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many days of sick leave were taken by employees of the Prime Minister's Office in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1093W, how many away days were located outside his Department's premises in each of...

      Disadvantaged: Leeds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his latest estimate is of the percentage of the population in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District which is...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in which local authority areas voter registration levels have declined over the last 10 year period for which figures are available.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) highest, (b) average and (c) lowest percentage of voter registration in local authority areas in England was in the most recent...

      Employment: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time jobs there were in (i) Darlington constituency, (ii) County Durham and (iii) the north east in each year...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the estimated average (a) monthly and (b) annual food bills for families in (i) England and Wales and (ii) in each region were in each of...

      Government Departments: Heating

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to adopt a target for the sourcing of heat and cooling supply on the Government estate from combined heat and power generation.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many deaths from hospital-acquired infections there were in Wales in each year since 1997, broken down by (a) hospital and (b) local health...

      Immigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what proportion of people migrating to the UK were from (a) EU member states and (b) other countries since 2004.

      Immigration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for which non-EEA countries there was (a) an excess of emigration from the UK over immigration to the UK and (b) an excess of immigration to the...

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many babies (a) were stillborn and (b) died within one year of birth in each year since 1979.

      Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) mean and (b) median wage for (i) men and (ii) women has been in each year since 2003.

      Smoking: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of (a) the overall mortality rate and (b) the rate of mortality related to cigarette smoking in the London borough of...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what the estimated average cost to families in England and Wales was of (a) direct taxation and (b) indirect taxation in each of the last...

      Unemployment: Hyndburn

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of the working-age population in Hyndburn constituency is economically inactive.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what youth unemployment was in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire, (c) the west midlands and (d) the UK in each year since 2005.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people aged between 18 and 25 years were unemployed (a) in 1997 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what consideration he has given to extending the provisions of section 11 of the Children Act 2004 to the armed forces.

    • Children in Care: Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in care were absent from school without authorisation in each of the last 10 years.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many holiday club places were provided by his Department for school-age children in each of the last five years; what...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in the St Albans constituency were eligible for free school meals in each year since 1997.

      Children: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress he has made in updating regulations and guidance on child employment; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people resident in Stroud constituency are on List 99.

      Children: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times oxygen has been administered to a child following restraint in (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure...

      Children: Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in improving the provision of wheelchair services for children and young people since the publication...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years,...

      Departmental Catering

      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, how much his Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the change in the number of employees of his Department has been since it was established.

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department and its predecessor was...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of his Department's budget and that of its predecessor was used for research within its areas of responsibility in...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract agreed and signed between the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will arrange for the key stage 2 and key stage 3 standard assessment tests taken in 2008 to be re-marked.

      Extended Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of (a) secondary school children, (b) primary school children and (c) all children have access to the full...

      Family Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of family court cases involved a Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service representative in the last...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) food and (b) food of British origin in each of the last five years.

      Literacy: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what arrangements are in place to ensure that the teaching of literacy is accessible to deaf children, with particular...

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the contribution made by overseas gap year students to the education sector in the United Kingdom.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many free early education places have been available in (a) Kingston-Upon-Hull, (b) East Riding of Yorkshire, (c) north...

      Pupils: Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research his Department has conducted into the effect of stress caused by bullying in schools.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities had data included in the School Food Trust survey of school meal up-take 2007-08 for (a) primary and (b)...

      School Meals: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance he provides to schools on reducing waste from the meals they provide.

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average attendance rate at (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local education authority area has been in...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to reduce the incidence of violence against teachers in schools.

      Schools: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many (a) secondary and (b) primary schools have produced a disability equality scheme; and if he will make a...

      Schools: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the revenue balance was for schools in each local authority area in Greater Manchester at the end of each of the last three...

      Secondary Education: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools in Leeds put a disability equality scheme in place in each of the last five years.

      Secondary Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils receive free school meals in the (a) top 100, (b) top 500, (c) bottom 500 and (d) bottom 100...

      UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how the Government plans to engage with (a) the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, (b) the Equality and Human Rights...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision for adult education in north Yorkshire.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 5 June 2008, Official Report, column 1131W, on apprentices, what the reasons are for the planning...

      Apprentices: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he plans to take to ensure that more apprenticeship placements are made available for young people wishing to...

      Computers: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of trends in numbers of computer science graduates in England.

      Computers: Graduates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students at UK universities graduated with degrees in (a) computer science, (b) mathematics and (c) physics in...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how long on average his Department took to answer (a) ordinary written and (b) named-day questions in each of the last...

      Dudley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the findings of the recent Ofsted report on Dudley college.

      Education: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his latest estimate is of the number of adults who after taking part in publicly-financed education courses found work...

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what procedures are in place to ensure inmates are able to continue and complete study courses following (a) (i) managed and...

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he has taken to improve completion rates for inmates undertaking study courses.

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he has taken to improve levels of educational attainment among the prison population in England and Wales.

      Educational Psychology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether trainee educational psychologists are expected to pay for their transport costs when visiting pupils during their...

      Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much fish was procured by his Department since establishment, broken down by species; and what amount and value of such...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the 10 most popular courses delivered in further education colleges at Level 4 and above were in 2005-06; and how many...

      Further Education: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the performance of further education colleges in Halifax in the last 12 months.

      Further Education: Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the reasons why students in further education who failed to...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what progress has been made on including UK material in the best practice compendium on the modernisation of universities, as...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many students began undergraduate courses in universities in England in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of 18-year-olds who had been previously identified as gifted and talented went on to higher...

      Innovation: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the potential for future innovation in the market for (a) urology-related...

      Medicine: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the merits of giving separate consideration for funding of medical students in the 2009 review...

      Qualifications: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of 16-year-olds without a level 2 qualification are in full-time education; and what proportion (a) achieved...

      Science: Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of current postgraduate students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics...

      Sixth Form Colleges: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether his Department has issued guidance on whether governors of sixth form colleges may refuse requests from (a) members...

      Student Unions: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what provisions of legislation on race relations govern the activities of student unions; and if he will make a statement.

      Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students dropped out of each UK university in each of the last 10 years, broken down by subject studied.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the maximum amount of (a) grant and (b) loan available to students completing (i) clinical and (ii) research positions...

      Students: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to provide assistance to students who have been estranged...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when the new interest rates payable on student loans to be repaid over the year from 1 September 2007 to 31 August 2008 were...

      Students: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the additional costs incurred by students during non-paid work placements; and if he will make a...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of the Train to Gain budget was spent on employers that had been recruited by skills brokers in the most...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which 50 companies have the largest contracts for delivering the Train to Gain programme; and how much these contracts are...

  • Home Department

    • Abandoned Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what figures police forces collect on numbers of abandoned cars.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals were used for the purposes of marine biotoxins testing in 2006 for (i) PSP toxins and (ii) DSP toxins; what plans she has to...

      Antisocial Behaviour Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions under the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003 there have been for (a) noise, (b) graffiti and fly posting and (c) waste...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on (a) the most recent operation of the asylum system and (b) the most recent report of the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Somalian people have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many are awaiting...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sudanese people have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many are awaiting a...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of political violence involving Zimbabweans have been recorded in (a) Southend and (b) the UK in the last 24 months.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many outstanding applications for asylum there were from Zimbabwean nationals in (a) Southend and (b) England and Wales at the end of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Zimbabwean people have been refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years; and how many are...

      Border and Immigration Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood's letter to the Border and Immigration Agency of 8 April 2008 on...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the companies within the consortium selected to deliver the e-Borders programme have had experience of delivering this type of...

      Cannabis: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of children (a) under 14, (b) 14 to 16 and (c) between 17 and 18 years old who (i) have tried...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what standards she has set for (a) police services, (b) local authorities and (c) local crime and disorder reduction partnerships in...

      Crime Prevention: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she has issued to police forces on involving young people in local crime reduction strategies.

      Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of digital forensic time within the police force is spent on investigating (a) online child abuse incidents, (b) e-crime...

      Crime: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the (a) demand by police forces and (b) adequacy of resources for digital forensic services in England and...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of records held by the Criminal Records Bureau which contain incorrect information,...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many claims for discrimination, based on (a) sex, (b) race and (c) sexual orientation, were brought by staff of the Criminal Records...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) in how many cases the Criminal Records Bureau is known to have wrongly reported that a person has a criminal record in each year since...

      Criminal Records: Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedure the Criminal Records Bureau follows in recording allegations of child abuse which have not been proven; how many such...

      Criminal Records: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Wales were incorrectly identified as having criminal records by the Criminal Records Bureau in each year since 2002.

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which make and model of car she has chosen as her ministerial car to be provided by the Government car and despatch agency.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid to staff in annual appraisal-related end-year bonuses in 2007-08.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department and its agencies spent on staff working on (a) marketing and (b) branding in the last 12 month period for which...

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff surveys her Department has undertaken in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department collects and monitors in relation to the telephone contact centres for which her Department is responsible.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each telephone contact centre for which her Department is responsible has (a) cost and (b) generated in income in each financial...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average her Department took to answer (a) ordinary written and (b) named-day questions in each of the last three years.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to her Department and its agencies was of employing private security firms to enforce deportation orders in each of the last...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) complaints and (b) claims have been made against her Department and its agencies and contractors, as a result of alleged...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which private security firms her Department has approved to carry out enforcement of deportation orders; which have been contracted to...

      Deportation: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will suspend the return to Iran of Iranian nationals who are converts to christianity and who have been denied asylum in the UK in...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) families and (b) people in such families have been detained in immigration removal centres in (i) each year from 1997 to 2007...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the minutes of the ministerial action group on domestic violence on a regular basis.

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers were fined for speeding in England and Wales in each year since 1997, broken down by police force area; and how much was...

      Entry Clearances: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff her Department employs processing applications for licences to sponsor migrants; and what she expects the average processing...

      Entry Clearances: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas from Iranian citizens have been made in each of the last 36 months; and what percentage of applications in...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 1443W, on entry clearances: overseas students, whether her figures take...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1443-4W, on entry clearances: overseas students, what allowance has been...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1443-4W, on entry clearances: overseas students, what arrangements have been...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of overstay were recorded against recipients of temporary visas issued in Pakistan between April 2006 and March 2007.

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) discussions she has had with and (b) representations she has received from the Essex police authority since January 2008 on the...

      Essex Police Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on (a) involuntary and (b) voluntary exit schemes at Essex police authority for staff at each grade in each year since...

      Essex Police Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) discussions she has had with and (b) representations she has received from the Essex police authority on (i) overspend and (ii)...

      Essex Police Authority: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of levels of job satisfaction of Essex police authority's staff in each year since 1997; what assessment she has...

      Essex Police Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) civilian staff were employed by Essex police authority and its predecessor bodies in (i) 1979, (ii)...

      Essex Police Authority: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much funding was allocated per head of population to Essex police authority in 2007-08; how much is planned for 2008-09; and if she...

      Essex Police Authority: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff employed by Essex police authority will be made (a) voluntarily and (b) compulsorily redundant in 2008-09; and what cost;...

      Essex Police Authority: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legislation regulates Essex police authority; what amendments have been made to, and what recent representations she has received about...

      Essex Police Authority: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials of each grade have voluntarily ceased employment, other than through redundancy, in Essex police authority since June 2007.

      Foreign Workers: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrant domestic worker visas were issued at British embassies in each of the last three years.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to ensure that money raised in the UK for political, social or humanitarian activities by Hezbollah is not used...

      Hunting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) charges, (b) prosecutions, (c) fines and (d) cautions there have been for breaches of the Hunting Act 2004 in each police...

      Identity Cards: Fess and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely cost to the individual of (a) having a suitable photograph taken for and (b) enrolling their...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were detected trying to enter the UK illegally in each year since 1997; how many of those people subsequently claimed asylum;...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government has taken to reduce illegal immigration since 1997.

      Illegal Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means her Department ensures that deported convicted foreign nationals cannot return to the United Kingdom at a later date.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to collect additional data from migrants via landing cards.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy immigration cases were being handled by her Department on 31 March 2008.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to ascertain and record the citizenship of children who (a) accompany foreign national parents (i) into...

      Immigration: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on how many occasions the immigration service has used police cells to hold immigrants in each police force area in each year since...

      Lost Working Days

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many working days have been lost due to industrial action by employees for which her Department is responsible in each year since 1997.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer the letter to her dated 29 May from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Nafeesha Babri.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take in response to the judicial review judgement CO/924/2007 on the highly skilled migrants programme; and if she...

      Offensive Weapons: Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the percentage clear-up rate for knife crime in each region was in the last 12 months; (2) how many people in each region of...

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when the costed security plan being prepared by the Olympic security directorate will be finalised; (2) what estimate she has made of...

      Overseas Students: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to prevent unaccredited language schools being used as avenues for illegal entry into the UK.

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the cost of each of the passport interview centres was in June 2008; (2) how many people had been interviewed at each of the...

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports were reported lost or stolen by people aged (a) under 18, (b) between 19 and 25, (c) between 25 and 35, (d) between 35...

      Police Custody: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made on the development and provision of electronic custody systems for the police; when such systems will be...

      Police Stations: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations were closed in each police force area in each year since 1997-98.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of time police officers spent on frontline policing duties in each police force in each year since 2001.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been made to the Independent Police Complaints Commission in each year since its establishment.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on how many operations firearms were issued to police officers in England and Wales in each year since 1997; in how many of these...

      Police: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment she has made of the effect of increases in the cost of fuel on police services in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) England...

      Police: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on the website www.police.uk in each month since its inception; what the budget for the website is for 2008-09; how many...

      Police: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the level of provision of policing in the sparsely populated countryside of north Yorkshire; and if she will...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) the total and (b) the average overtime payments for police officers were in each police force in England and Wales for each year...

      Police: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government have taken to include the views of the public when deciding national policing priorities.

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of police resources is allocated to traffic policing in England and Wales, broken down by police force area; how many...

      Police: Sign Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces have procedures in place to provide British sign language interpreters and lipspeakers on a 24-hour basis for deaf people...

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary and wage costs were of (a) Her Majesty's inspectorate of constabulary, (b) the National Police Improvement Agency, (c) the...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to extend the use of tasers nationwide.

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what UK participation there will be in the Schengen information system II programme.

      Surveillance: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2008, Official Report, columns 477-78W, on surveillance: local authorities, how many cases the...

      Telecommunications: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conditions govern the access by local authorities to telecommunications data stored under the provisions of the Data Retention (EC...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what discussions she has had with police forces on the setting up of the Channel Project to combat violent extremism; (2) which (a)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what role her Department's Research, Information and Communication Unit has played in the development of the Channel Project for combating...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria she will use to determine the effectiveness of the Channel Project to combat violent extremism; and if she will make a statement.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Channel Project to combat violent extremism has spent on community groups; and how much it plans to spend in (a) 2008-09, (b)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local community groups the Channel Project to combat violent extremism (a) funded in 2007-08 and (b) plans to fund in 2008-09; and...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the Channel Project to combat violent extremism was in 2007-08; what the cost is expected to be in (a) 2008-09, (b)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of (a) the police, (b) her Department's staff and (c) the public are employed by the Channel Project to combat violent...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which statutory agencies are taking part in the Channel Project to combat violent extremism; and if she will make a statement.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which areas of the country the Channel Project to combat violent extremism (a) operates and (b) is planned to operate; and how those...

      Terrorism: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the development of the Channel...

      UK Border Agency: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what property was (a) lost at and (b) stolen from the UK Border Agency and its predecessors in each year since 1997; and what the cost of...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau in each year since 2002 had comments from chief police...

      Vetting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons under the age of 18 years have been the subject of Criminal Records Bureau checks in the latest period for which figures are...

      Work Permits: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many workers, issued with clearance by the Security Industry Authority, but without the right to work in the UK have been found to be...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports or complaints her Department has been informed of regarding pregnant women at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre receiving...

      Young Offenders: Re-offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the average number of days from arrest to sentence in cases involving persistent young offenders was in each police force area in...

  • Treasury

    • Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what were (a) the number of disposals, (b) the disposal values, (c) the chargeable gains net of in-year losses before the deduction of taper relief and...

    • Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which parts of the Sandstorm report have been released by his Department to the US authorities.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) the number of gains, (b) the amount of gains and (c) the amount of tax paid were on capital gains between (i) £1 and £9,999, (ii)...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of child tax credit on the economy.

      Civil Service: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to undertake a comprehensive review of civil service pay arrangements.

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will hold discussions with the National Farmers' Union on his policy for the EU to remove import tariffs on food and abolish the Common Agricultural...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on council tax, how many notification changes have been made to the council tax list...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on council tax, what proportion of the changes were made following (a) discovery of...

      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, if he will place in the Library a copy of the business...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1349W, on Council Tax: Valuation, whether the automated valuation model is used by the...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Combined Online Information System standard chart of accounts.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's Combined Online Information System programme objectives and descriptions.

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions his Department has instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the Court of Appeal and...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years; and...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department and its agencies that was cancelled before taking...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cost to his Department was of employing a press and media officer in 2007-08.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose and (ii) cost was in each...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) reviews and (b) public consultations have been initiated by his Department since 27 June 2007.

      Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was spent by his Department on (a) food and (b) food of British origin in each of the last five years; (2) from which five countries of...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the automated valuation model is used for inheritance tax valuations of domestic dwellings by the Valuation Office Agency.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1258W, on housing: valuation, if he will place in the Library a copy of the mapping...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1258W, on housing: valuation, if he will place in the Library a copy of the data export of...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to page 18 and page 35 of the Valuation Office Agency annual report and accounts 2007-08, HC 583, how many domestic dwellings received a...

      Import Duties: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in duties has been collected from companies importing produce into the UK from Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory in the...

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Government have to reduce the effects of rising inflation on low income families.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employers have been found to have accrued minimum wage arrears on (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four and (e) five or more separate...

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, columns 143-44W, on minimum wage: prosecutions, how many employers have appealed against a...

      Minimum Wage: Prosecutions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 28 April 2008, Official Report, columns 143-44W, on minimum wage: prosecutions, how many employers accrued minimum wage arrears...

      Office of National Statistics: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what income his Department received from the Office for National Statistics 0845 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on global oil prices.

      Public Sector: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effects of the performance of the economy in the last six months on public sector construction projects, with particular...

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make a statement on the closure of the HM Revenue and Customs office in York.

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      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: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the headcount of HM Revenue and Customs is; and what projections for the headcount have been made for the period till 2010.

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in bonuses to staff working on tax credits at HM Revenue and Customs in 2007-08, broken down by tax credit office.

      Revenue and Customs: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of placing recruitment advertisements for HM Revenue and Customs staff in each month of the last two year period for which figures are...

      Revenue and Customs: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what target HM Revenue and Customs has set for the time taken to respond to public enquiries; and what its success rate in reaching the target was in the...

      Revenue and Customs: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1263W, on HM Revenue and Customs: visits abroad, if he will break down the amount spent on...

      Smuggling: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of the (a) time and (b) resources of HM Revenue and Customs in England and Wales was allocated to tackling fuel smuggling in each of...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of the effect on levels of child poverty of an increase in expenditure take-up rates for working tax credits to...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what average percentage of the income of the lowest earning 10 per cent. of people is taxed; (2) what average percentage of the income of the highest...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the effect on UK gross domestic product if non-domiciles working in the UK were to be included in the UK income tax...

      Valuation Office Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to page 56 of the Valuation Office Agency annual report and accounts 2007-2008, HC 583, what the total value of payments made to...

      Valuation Office Agency: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projects in (a) Leeds metropolitan district and (b) Leeds West constituency sponsored by the Valuation Office Agency were subject to gateway services...

      Valuation Office: Cole Layer Trumble

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement between Cole Layer Trumble/Tyler Technologies and representatives of the Valuation Office Agencys'...

      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, whether each locality is given a (a) name and (b) unique...

      Valuation Office: Photography

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 18 October 2008, Official Report, column 1279W, on Valuation Office: manuals, if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) the...

      Valuation Office: Video Recordings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1630W, on Valuation Office: video recordings, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, columns 151-2W, on welfare tax credits: overpayments, how many of the notices were for amounts...

  • House of Lords

    • Abortion

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 3 July (WA 49), what was the total cost to taxpayers for provision of in vitro fertilisation by primary...

    • Afghanistan: EU Police Mission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any British police officers are serving with the European Union Police Mission in Afghanistan; and, if so, how many.

      Afghanistan: Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their reaction to the recent closure of the Afghan Jalozai refugee camp in Pakistan's north-west province, and the return of 53,000 of its residents to...

      Africa: Agricultural Input Subsidies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of the Agricultural Input Subsidy Programme in Malawi, they will consider offering assistance for similar initiatives in other sub-Saharan...

      Airports: Public Transport

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many and what proportion of air passengers travelled to (a) Heathrow Airport, (b) Gatwick Airport, and (c) Luton Airport by public transport in each of the...

      Anti-terrorism, Crime and Security Act: Voluntary Retention of Data

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many grants they have given to telephone companies and internet service providers to assist them in the voluntary retention of data under Section 106 of the...

      Arabic

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many speakers of Arabic are employed in the United Kingdom by the Home Office, and what percentage of total Home Office employees this represents.

      Armed Forces: Buses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated annual cost of providing free bus travel to seriously injured military personnel; when these free bus passes will be introduced; whether any...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Justice, Ms Bridget Prentice, has received from the Confederation of British...

      Aviation: Domestic Flights

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many commercial passenger flights there were between Stansted Airport and (a) Newcastle, (b) Edinburgh, (c) Glasgow, and (d) other UK mainland destinations in...

      Aviation: Heathrow

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the long-term potential to reduce the number of domestic flights from Heathrow Airport; and What assessment they have made of the...

      Banking: Bank of England

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much the Bank of England has lent to banks, excluding Northern Rock, in the past five years; and what charges were levied for such loans.

      Banking: Charges

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will enter into discussions with the joint stock retail banks to ensure that hidden charges and small print devices to conceal charges are abolished.

      Benefits: Overseas Recipients

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 5 June (WA 70-1), how many people with addresses in India and Pakistan were paid social security...

      Bonuses: DBERR

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many staff working for the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform were paid a bonus in each of the past five years; and what was the total...

      British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 14 July (WA 106) concerning the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat, what the grades of the British staff...

      Broadcasting: Digital Switchover

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 10 July (WA 91), whether Freesat will be available from UTV in Northern Ireland; and where in the United...

      Broadcasting: Digital Switchover

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 10 July (WA 91—92), whether the timing of digital switchover in the Republic of Ireland will have...

      Budget

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the formal opening of an excessive deficit procedure against the United Kingdom following agreement by the Economic and Financial Affairs...

      Control Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many foreign nationals have been subject to control orders since they were introduced; and of these how many have been successfully deported.

      Control Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many individuals subject to control orders were subsequently served between February 2007 and February 2008 with notices of intention to deport; on what date...

      Control Orders

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many individuals subject to control orders have absconded abroad, or are thought to have absconded abroad, since control orders were introduced.

      Counterterrorism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Home Office-sponsored counterterrorism exercises have been conducted in each year since 2001; and which agencies and organisations were involved in those...

      Counterterrorism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many police have been trained to deal with chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks since July 2006; and how many police officers in total are so...

      Counterterrorism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made on the piloting and implementation of the police "prevent" strategy.

      Counterterrorism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made on the cross-departmental chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear resilience programme.

      Counterterrorism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made in implementing the recommendations of Lord West of Spithead to reduce vulnerabilities from terrorism in crowded places, the transport...

      Counterterrorism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What process was used to select the winning bid for the Countering Terrorism and Radicalisation Programme; and How many official bids there were with reference to...

      Crime: Knives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What psychiatric and medical advice they sought and received before announcing that perpetrators of knife crime should visit their victims in hospital; what...

      Crime: Online Fraud

      asked Her Majesty's Government: For the periods (a) 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008, and (b) 1 April 2008 to date, how many complaints of online fraud by customers of financial institutions were...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Architects, Planners and Surveyors

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many architects, planners, landscape architects and chartered surveyors are currently employed by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

      Department for Transport: Publications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much was spent by the Department for Transport on magazines, newspapers and other publications in each of the last three years.

      Deportation

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many memorandums of understanding to facilitate the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds of national security and unacceptable behaviour are in place;...

      Discrimination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether United Kingdom anti-discrimination legislation needs to be amended in light of the decision of the European Court of Justice in Case C—54/07 Centrum...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 January (WA 28) and 8 July (WA 73) and by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 14 May (WA 135), why the...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 14 May (WA 135), what have been the shortest recorded and average time intervals between award of a...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 19 June (WA 177—78), 24 June (WA 227) and 8 July (WA 73), which of the centres licensed by the...

      Equality Commission: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was meant by the conclusion, "the Agreement imposes a binding obligation upon Ireland to ensure that at least an equivalence of rights protection is in place...

      Essex

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions Ministers and officials from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform or the Department of Trade and Industry have...

      EU: Data Retention Directive

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In light of the transposition of the data retention directive (2006/24/EC), as applied to telephone networks, into United Kingdom law by secondary legislation (SI...

      Fertility Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 3 June (WA 34-35) regarding data held by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority on numbers of...

      Fertility Treatment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 5 December 2007 (WA 196) and 18 December 2007 (WA 117) regarding reporting of ovarian hyperstimulation...

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Department for Communities and Local Government is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing...

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its...

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Department for Transport is taking to implement the public sector food procurement initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what...

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action HM Treasury is taking to implement the public sector food procurement initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of...

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Home Office is taking to implement the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what proportion of...

      Food: Pork and Bacon

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action the Ministry of Justice is taking to implement the public sector food procurement initiative in respect of its purchasing of pork and bacon; what...

      Freedom of Information

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the estimated cost incurred by the Department for International Development in answering freedom of information requests from the TaxPayers' Alliance...

      Gibraltar: Police

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consultations they have had with the Gibraltar Services Police Staff Association about the future of the Gibraltar Service Police.

      Gibraltar: Police

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) what consultation has been carried out with the Royal Gibraltar Police and the Gibraltar Services Police regarding the proposed amalgamation; and (b) what...

      Government: Home Office Laptops and Phones

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many (a) laptops, and (b) mobile phones issued to Home Office and associated agency staff were lost or stolen in each of the past five years.

      Government: IT Contracts

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What information technology contracts have been entered into by the Department for Transport and its associated agencies in each of the previous three years; and...

      Government: Regional Ministers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to improve the accountability of regional Ministers to Parliament.

      Health: Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Which of the recommendations from the Chief Medical Officer's 2007 annual report they intend to implement in the coming year.

      Health: Commissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How continuity between the work programmes of the Healthcare Commission and those of the Care Quality Commission will be maintained when it is established, with...

      Health: Commissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How specific recommendations made by the Healthcare Commission on the performance of healthcare providers will be followed up and monitored by the Care Quality...

      Health: Commissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements will be made to ensure that the Healthcare Commission's investigations of complaints which are ongoing when the commission is dissolved are...

      Health: Cord Blood

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action is taken by NHS Cord Blood Bank in relation to cord blood units collected which are not suitable for transplant.

      Health: Drug Tariff

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In which areas of the drug tariff the NHS efficiency target is used to determine the annual fee increase formula for remuneration.

      Health: Herbal Products

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they have taken to establish whether chromatographic fingerprinting is an appropriate requirement in the testing of multi-ingredient herbal remedies...

      Health: Medical Records

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for allowing NHS patients to be responsible for their own medical records when they do not wish them to be on the NHS database.

      Health: Urology Appliances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will ensure the adequate funding of home delivery for single line prescription items in relation to urology appliances.

      Health: Urology Appliances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the exclusion from the 2 per cent reduction in price reimbursements of manufacturers by the National Health Service for items listed in proposed new...

      Health: Urology Appliances

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the Department of Health will ensure that the link between the NHS efficiency target and the annual price increase mechanism for remuneration in the Proposed...

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: How many computers provided by PICT to members of the House of Lords are retained (a) outside the parliamentary estate, and (b) inside the parliamentary estate.

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the total cost of computers provided to Members of the House of Lords for use (a) within the parliamentary estate, and (b) outside the parliamentary...

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the annual cost of PICT or its predecessor in the House of Lords in each of the last four years.

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the cost of providing printers to Members of the House of Lords for use (a) within the Parliamentary Estate, and (b) outside the Parliamentary Estate, in...

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is the cost of providing peripheral equipment for the information technology needs of Members of the House of Lords in each of the last four years.

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What are the terms of the Dell contract for the supply of information technology equipment to the House of Lords.

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What was the cost of supplying inkjet cartridges to Members of the House of Lords in each of the last four years; and What was the cost of supplying laser toner...

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What is (a) the cost, (b) the name of the suppliers, and (c) the manufacturer's item number of (1) mobile phones, (2) printers, and (3) computer equipment...

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What arrangements are in place for reviewing the procurement requirements for information technology equipment available to the House of Lords and its Members.

      House of Lords: IT

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What consideration has been given to extending the life of all information technology equipment made available to Members of the House of Lords under...

      House of Lords: Photocopiers

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What consideration is being given to the provision of minimal function photocopying in communal areas the House of Lords.

      House of Lords: Photocopiers

      asked the Chairman of Committees: What was the cost for each of the past four years of the provision of photocopiers in communal areas of the House of Lords.

      Housing: Affordability

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Andrews on 1 July (WA 29—30), whether the use of the definition of affordable housing, published in Planning Policy...

      Housing: Design

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To what public bodies South Somerset District Council may apply for help in relation to the promotion of good housing design within that area.

      Housing: Development

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of current rates of building of new houses, what action they will take to prevent developers whose planning permissions are due to expire from...

      Housing: Home Information Packs

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Andrews on 1 July (WA 30), whether the Chatham House rule prohibits reporting the subject-matter of discussions or only...

      Housing: Mortgages

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make resources available to enable local authorities to provide mortgages to first-time buyers.

      Immigration: Cost of Applications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 15 July (WA 140) concerning the cost of immigration applications, why no consideration is given to the...

      Immigration: Failed Asylum Seekers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many failed asylum seekers were returned to Sudan in the past three years.

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the identity of the person known as Teona is known to entry clearance officials at the British Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia.

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether inquiries at the British Embassy in Georgia have been carried out to establish whether the person known as Teona had contacted persons in the British Embassy.

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received evidence of any organisation's illegal involvement in visa applications for entry into the United Kingdom by citizens of Georgia.

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What reports Ministers and officials have received of an article in Alia by Zuram Kachlishvili on alleged illegal activity in United Kingdom entry visa...

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the decision of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in the case of Anna Zurabishvili, what action they will take to ensure that entry clearance officers...

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the decision of the Immigration and Asylum Tribunal in the case of Anna Zurabishvili, what assurances are to be provided to applicants for entry visas...

      Immigration: Georgia

      asked Her Majesty's Government: On what dates the person who prepared the Refusal of Entry Clearance document on 1 April 2005, and the entry clearance officer who interviewed Anna Zurabishvili on...

      Immigration: Harmondsworth

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What factors have contributed to the success of the welfare team at Harmondsworth Immigration Removal Centre since the HM Inspector of Prisons' report on...

      Immigration: Removal of Children

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether arrangements are in place to ensure that children are not removed from the country when they are unfit to travel and that, where medical advice is received...

      Immigration: Women

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are aware of any cases where females seeking asylum on the grounds of (a) sexual abuse, (b) domestic violence, (c) arranged or forced marriage, (d)...

      Industrial Tribunals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In what circumstances industrial tribunals can award damages for injury to feelings in the absence of evidence of discrimination on the grounds of gender, race,...

      Interception of Communications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How they are implementing the recommendations of the Privy Council Review of Intercept as Evidence (30 January 2008, Cm 7324).

      Internet: Communications

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider that the content of communication between an electronic commerce business and its customers constitutes valuable and private commercial...

      Internet: Deep Packet Inspection

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What advice have they issued to internet service providers about (a) obtaining consent from, and (b) informing internet users and website owners about, trials of...

      Internet: Searches

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are planning to instigate an information campaign to inform Google users of how their searches are tracked and used.

      Internet: Searches

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to issue further guidance to Ofcom on the relationship between internet service providers, search engines and the public's awareness of what...

      Internet: Unencrypted Material

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the sufficiency of implied consent for the interception for commercial purposes of internet users' unencrypted communications by...

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Northern Ireland Regiments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will hold a reception and parade in Northern Ireland for those service people who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, as requested in a recent...

      Iraq: Displaced People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will raise with the relevant authorities the lack of ration cards for 30,000 displaced Iraqis living in the Nineveh plains.

      Israel and Palestine: Gaza

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take to ensure that the level of supplies of food, fuel and humanitarian goods entering Gaza is restored to that specified in the agreement on...

      Judicial Appointments

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 2 July (WA 41-42) on appointments to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission, to what...

      Justice: Children and Young People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What help there is for children and young people giving evidence in criminal proceedings.

      Justice: Children and Young People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they plan to give all young witnesses access to a young witness support worker.

      Justice: Children and Young People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When a toolkit will be available for children and young people who give evidence in criminal proceedings; and Whether there is to be consultation on what will be...

      Justice: Children and Young People

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the results of the child evidence review consultation will be published.

      Landmines

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What funding they provided in matching the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund's help for Landmine Disability Support's work in Cambodia; and what support they...

      Licensing: Music

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their current timetable for conducting a public consultation on licensing exemptions for low-risk musical performances; and whether this consultation will...

      Mauritania: Economic Migrants

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assistance is given to Mauritania by the European Union to cover humanitarian and onward repatriation costs of economic migrants returned to Mauritania by Spain.

      Motorists: First Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take to promote a campaign of first aid training for motorists.

      National Security

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress they have made on consultations for establishing (a) a joint parliamentary national security committee; and (b) a National Security Forum, as...

      Navy: Aircraft Carriers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What assurances they have received from the contractors concerning the in-service date of (a) HMS "Queen Elizabeth"; and (b) HMS "Prince of Wales".

      Navy: Aircraft Carriers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect (a) HMS "Queen Elizabeth", and (b) HMS "Prince of Wales" to reach initial operating capability.

      Navy: Fleet Tankers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to let contracts for fleet tankers to replace the currently serving Royal Fleet Auxiliary tankers under the Military Afloat Reach and...

      Nigeria: British High Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Nigerian citizens are employed in the administration of visa applications at the British high commission offices in (1) Abuja and (2) Lagos.

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 15 July (WA 142) concerning bonuses for employees of the Northern Ireland Office, what contingency is made for...

      Pakistan: DfID

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Under what headings the £480 million earmarked by the Department for International Development for development work in Pakistan during 2008—11 will be...

      Parades: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 14 July (WA 120) concerning the employment of monitors by the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, what equality...

      Parades: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 14 July (WA 122) concerning the amounts paid to Northern Ireland parades commissioners, what were their terms and...

      People Trafficking: OperationPentameter 2

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements were made for the adults recovered by Operation Pentameter 2 and considered to have been trafficked, other than the 46 persons assisted by the...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the police historic enquiries team in Northern Ireland is expected to complete its work; and whether the backlog of work is having an impact on police operations.

      Political Parties: Funding

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 14 July 2008 (WA 125) concerning political donations, whether the difference in treatment between Irish citizens...

      Prisoners: Database

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 25 March (WA 86), whether the new Ministry of Justice database is now in operation.

      Prisons: Cells

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they regard and certify prison cells as places of accommodation or places of work.

      Prisons: Chaplains

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consultations they held with the prison chaplaincy about the effect on chaplaincy meetings of the standardised core day before saying that the proposal would...

      Questions for Written Answer: Late Answers

      asked the Leader of the House: Further to her Written Answer on 17 December 2007 (WA 107) concerning the length of time taken to answer Parliamentary Questions, what was the outcome of her...

      Questions for Written Answer: Late Answers

      asked the Leader of the House: Further to her Answer on 10 June (Official Report, col. 840), how many of the 10 Questions for Written Answer to the Home Office which have been awaiting a reply...

      Railways: Blackpool Trams

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any proposals have been made concerning the possible connection of the Blackpool tram system with the main line railway between Blackpool South and...

      Railways: CCTV

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many train stations have closed-circuit television cameras with face-recognition software; and what plans exist to increase this number.

      Railways: High Speed 1

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 100), whether the high-speed trains of the German and French railways could access the High...

      Railways: Procurement

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the schedule of procurement of the 1,300 vehicles in the high-level output statement for the railways.

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 10 July (WA 100), and in the light of growing rail traffic, what steps they will take to remove the...

      Refugees: Sexual Violence

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the recent Save the Children report No One to Turn To about the involvement of international aid workers in sexual violence against refugees.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the light of reports of the use made by local authorities of powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, they will review the...

      Research: Cyber Infrastructure

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to increase funding for cyber-infrastructure research projects in companies and universities in 2008-09 and 2009-10.

      Roads: M11

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the average daily volume of traffic between junctions 8 and 8A of the M11 motorway, and the number of vehicles entering or exiting the motorway at those...

      Roads: M25

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the average daily volume of traffic on the M25 motorway (a) between junctions 26 and 27, (b) between junctions 27 and 28, (c) entering or exiting the M25...

      Sierra Leone: Fishing

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) what progress they have made in helping fishermen in Sierra Leone eradicate illegal fishing; (b) whether a tracing scheme has been set up to track fish being...

      Suicide

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 18 June (WA 164), what criteria coroners in Northern Ireland use to determine whether deaths should be...

      Telecommunications: Fibre-optic Ducting

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the trial installation of fibre-optic ducting on the A14 for 20 miles between Catthorpe and junction 9 will be a trial of the procedure for installing the...

      Terrorism: Proscribed Organisations

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking, following the deproscription of the People's Mujaheddin of Iran as a result of a judgment in the Court of Appeal, to remove the...

      Tourism: Cruise Ships

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How much each regional development agency with at least one port in its area spent on cruise liner tourism and marketing in the past five years.

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Bassam of Brighton on 24 June (WA 243—44), whether the fall in prohibitions for United Kingdom drivers of vehicles...

      Uganda: International Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the amount of international assistance required in northern Uganda; and in what ways they can attract the attention of OECD donors to...

      Uganda: International Aid

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What estimates there are of the cost of providing humanitarian assistance to the Acholi people and reconstructing war-affected areas of northern Uganda.

      Visas: Migrant Domestic Workers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they are proposing to discontinue the migrant domestic workers visa; and to what extent they took account of the personal histories of women workers who have...

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