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Written answers

Monday, 1 September 2008

  • Transport

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average time taken to pass through security checks at each London airport was in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how she plans to measure the emissions from UK aviation when the sector is included in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme.

      Aviation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the financial (a) incentives and (b) disincentives to (i) airport operators and (ii) airlines to provide good...

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many occasions her Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House of Lords from (a) the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been in...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what account her Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase those...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies (i) are classified as Government communicators and (ii) have access to the Government...

      Departmental Overtime

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in her Department in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental Planning Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Horsham of 7 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1184-86W, on departmental planning applications, what...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps her Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums her Department has held in each of the last two years; and what the (i) purpose, (ii) cost, (iii)...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will list (a) the reviews and (b) public consultations initiated by her Department since 27 June 2007.

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility have taken sick days due...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average duration of single periods of sick leave taken by staff in (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average duration of single periods of sick leave taken by staff in (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies...

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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.

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in (a) her Department , (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility have received sick pay...

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was paid in sick pay to staff in (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department travelled (i) by car, (ii) by rail and (iii) by air on Government business in each...

      Driving Tests: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were removed from the approved driving instructors register following a criminal conviction for a sexual offence in each of the last...

      Driving Under The Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the proposals by the Government's Chief Medical Officer that a zero alcoholic drink driving limit should be set for...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the performance of rail services on the East Coast Main Line; and if she will review the National Express franchise...

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment she has made of the environmental effects of modal shift arising from the creation of a new high-speed rail line to run alongside the...

      Lost Working Days

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

      Mayor of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings she had with the Mayor of London in the last 12 months.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 13 June 2008, Official Report, column 538W to the hon. Member for Romsey, on cars: Hampshire, what the information is on car...

      Motor Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will develop policies to assist rural motorists who have no alternative to car transport in areas where petrol prices are particularly high.

      Motorway Service Areas: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance her Department provides on the (a) provision and (b) cleanliness of public toilets at motorway service areas.

      Parking: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will establish a mechanism whereby members of the public can request independent investigation of car park operating companies in respect of...

      Railways: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will take steps to ensure an increase in the (a) number of trains stopping per day and (b) number of carriages per train stopping at (i)...

      Tamworth to Birmingham Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will take steps to facilitate an increase in the number of trains travelling between Tamworth and Birmingham.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many allotments there are in each local authority area in Gloucestershire.

    • Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultation a local authority is required to undertake before any significant change is made to management arrangements...

      Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she issues to local authorities on the resolution of failings in an arm's length management organisation through...

      Carers

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

      Community Relations: Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what forums on extremism have been established by her Department in the last five years.

      Council Housing: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1629W, on council...

      Council Housing: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield, of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1629W, on council...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance has been provided to local authorities on the application of the Limitation Act 1980 to repayments by local...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information technology projects initiated by her Department and its predecessors have been cancelled prior to completion in...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in her Department and its agencies in each of the last three...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Maidenhead, of 8 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1499-1500W, on...

      Eco-towns: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) by what means the Eco Towns Challenge Panels plans to take account of expertise in biodiversity and wildlife management...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what reports her Department has received of cases of intentional property demolition to avoid empty property business...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes are planned to be built in (a) North Northamptonshire and (b) England in the next five years.

      Housing: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the housing density is of Bournemouth.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local planning authorities can meet their house building targets by proposing development of land in other counties; and...

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of economic migrants entering the UK in each of the last five years have been housed in the (a) owner-occupied,...

      Housing: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken to assist first-time buyers with property purchase; and which of these are available to...

      Housing: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes were built in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District which were heated by (i) gas...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of social housing in each London borough is not of Decent Homes standard.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will incorporate accessible housing standards into her definition of sustainable communities.

      Local Government: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the introduction of new leadership models in local government by (a) tier and (b) type of council.

      Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to ensure that the Office of Government Commerce monitors local authorities' compliance with...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1361W, on non-domestic...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what financial assistance from the public purse is available to individuals who wish to challenge planning decisions.

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the expenditure of (a) regional assemblies and (b) the English regions network was in 2007-08.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department and its agencies have given to local authorities on the use of powers under the Regulation of...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the minutes of the Valuation Office Agency local authority liaison group meeting of 17 May 2007, if she will...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's E-Bars Project Post Implementation Review report as...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the Valuation Office Agency local authority liaison group meeting of...

      Valuation Office: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 54 of the Valuation Office Agency Annual Report and Accounts 2007-08, HC 583, to which organisations...

      Valuation Office: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1365W, on Valuation...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Business: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Office of National Statistics' survey into business spending cost; what the cost per question was; how many responses have been...

    • Cancer: Buckinghamshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people were diagnosed with cancer in (a) Milton Keynes and (b) Buckinghamshire in each of the last five years.

      Civil Service: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he will publish the 2007-08 resource accounts for the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme.

      Cost of Living

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the average increase in (a) fuel prices, (b) food prices, (c) house prices and (d) salary in each English region...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blaby of 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 1569-70W, on cost of living, what assessment the UK...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what measures are in place in the Cabinet Office to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes; (2) what purchasing process is...

      Departmental Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been...

      Departmental Energy Efficiency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b) purchase...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information technology projects initiated by his Department have been cancelled prior to completion in the last five years; and what the cost...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in the Prime Minister's Office in each of the last 12 months.

      Government Communications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what externally accredited qualifications are included in the development programme available to Government Communication Network members.

      National School of Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much remuneration (a) Cabinet Ministers, (b) Ministers of State, (c) Parliamentary Under-Secretaries and (d) Parliamentary Private...

      Voluntary Organisations: Learning Disability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the potential contribution that third sector organisations can make to the delivery of public services for those...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Foreign Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he has made an estimate of the number of foreign-owned businesses in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value is of illegal drugs seized by British troops in Afghanistan in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2008, Official Report, column 62W on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what types of projects were covered by the...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his NATO counterparts on an increased deployment of their armed forces in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions live munitions have been launched from MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles controlled by the RAF over Afghanistan; and how many...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flying hours have been recorded by unmanned aerial vehicles in (a) Iraq, (b) Afghanistan and (c) elsewhere in each of the last four quarters,...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent reports he has received on the impact of attacks on convoys to Musa Qala, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, on water supplies for British troops...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what quick impact projects have been undertaken by the Royal Engineers and the Army in Afghanistan since 2001.

      Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what companies contribute to the running costs of the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme; and how much each contributed in the last period for which...

      Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Armed Forces Parliamentary Scheme cost to run in the last financial year; and how much external sources of funding contributed towards this cost.

      Armed Forces: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will reconsider his Department's decision to award the contracts for (a) the Future Rapid Effects System and (b) the Defence Training...

      Armed Forces: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans there are to use armed forces personnel in the event of a (a) fire service strike, (b) terrorist incident and (c) influenza...

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment has been made of the effects of the Pay As You Dine scheme on nutrition of young soldiers; and what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Armed Forces: Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of increases in the cost of fuel on the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Fuel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what expenditure incurred on fuels for the Armed Forces and Defence Fuel Groups was in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; (2) what estimate he has...

      Armed Forces: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of annual leave was not taken by service personnel in each year since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department may lease properties where the freehold is owned by Annington Homes to civilians; whether the terms of his Department's contract...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) requirement and (b) actual number of (i) unit welfare officers and (ii) padres in each service is.

      Armed Forces: Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces competed in each Olympic Games for which records are available.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people under 18 years old serving in the armed forces have been court-martialled in each of the last five years; and what charges were brought...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) unladen weight, (b) carrying capacity by weight, (c) external measurements, (d) internal measurements of working space and (e) cubic...

      Army Criminal Legal Aid Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward proposals to change the way the Army Criminal Legal Aid Authority operates following the proceedings on the death of Mr. Baha...

      Defence Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the value of his Department's disposable land as identified in the defence estates development plan.

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many houses on the Ministry of Defence estate will be refurbished in each of the next five years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes there have been...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which make and model of car he has chosen as his Ministerial car to be provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department and its agencies spent on entertainment in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of staff in his Department received bonus payments in 2007-08; what the total amount of bonuses paid was; what the largest...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to monitor the cost of its mail services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Press

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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;...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will break down his Department's main estimate in (a) near cash and (b) non-cash terms on the same basis as in his answers to the hon. Member for...

      Departmental Public Participation

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility have taken sick days...

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility have received sick pay for...

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was paid in sick pay to staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility in...

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1492W, on fuels, (1) what percentage of the £80 million was paid for from the...

      General Staff Briefing Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Chief of the General Staff Briefing Team report of July 2008.

      Government Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies (i) are classified as Government communicators and (ii) have access to the Government...

      HMS Ontario

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government has ownership of the wreck of HMS Ontario; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Superb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future deployment of HMS Superb.

      Horsea Island Dive Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the Horsea Island diving facilities have been closed to the public; whether they will be re-opened to the public; and if he will make a...

      Iraq: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how long it took to train and mentor the 10(th) division of the Iraqi army; (2) how long on average it has taken to train and mentor each division...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Mastiff vehicles have been blown up in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan since 2003; and what the date was of each incident.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in ensuring British armed forces in Iraq and Afghanistan are appropriately equipped.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2008, Official Report, columns 623-4W, on Iraq: peacekeeping operations, whether it is the policy of the Government...

      Met Office: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what income his Department received from the Met Office 0870 number in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) aircraft, broken down by type and (b) tanks were withdrawn from service in each year since 1997.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) unit cost and (b) in-service date of the (i) Harrier GR3, (ii) Sea Harrier FRS1, (iii) Tornado F3, (iv) Harrier GR5, (v) Jaguar GR1 and...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which unmanned aerial vehicles in operation or on order have an attack capability; what weapons they are equipped to carry; and how much has been spent...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on research into unmanned aerial vehicles in 2007-08; and how much is budgeted to be spent in 2008-09.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the programme cost of the Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle is represented by (a) research and development, (b) the air vehicle,...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many unmanned aerial vehicles of each type are (a) in service and (b) on order.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the initial operating capability for Watchkeeper is expected to be achieved; and what the definition of that capability is.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) helicopters and (b) armoured vehicles of each type are (i) under repair and (ii) redundant or not repairable.

      Military Corrective Training Centre: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people under 18 years old have been detained with adults in the Military Correction Training Centre in Colchester in each of the last five...

      RAF Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which customers purchased (a) spare capacity training and (b) spare capacity resources from RAF Halton in each year since 1998.

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chesham and Amersham of 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 314W, on RAF St. Athan, whether it is...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what planning applications for onshore wind turbines have been objected to by his Department in the period 1 January to 30 June 2008; and what percentage...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 190452, tabled on 26 February 2008, on theft of military supplies in transit from Pakistan to Afghanistan.

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in each of the last 10 years.

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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; what...

      Departmental Transport

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when each of his Department's and its agencies' green transport plans were introduced; and if he will place in the Library a copy of each such plan.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of overseas visits made by members of staff in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Mortgage Interest Relief at Source Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on tax relief under the Mortgage Interest Relief at Source scheme in each of the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Rural Areas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will develop policies to assist rural motorists who have no alternative to car transport in areas where petrol prices are particularly high.

      National Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual cost to the Exchequer of calculating the UK's gross domestic product.

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the assumed price of oil was, in dollars, on which the 2008 Budget was based.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, columns 1625-6W, on stamp duties, (1) whether an energy performance certificate can be used to...

      Tax Yields: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrued to his Department from (a) climate change levy receipts, (b) the non-fossil fuel obligation, (c) the auction of EU Emissions Trading...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps the Government have taken to reduce unemployment.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of birds which have died from avian influenza in (a) Cornwall, (b) each...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on his policy on bovine tuberculosis.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the pilot badger cull in combating bovine tuberculosis; and if he will...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister in Wales on the effectiveness of the pilot badger cull in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers the EU has in relation to the control of bovine TB in the UK.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received from Sir David King on his policy on bovine TB; and if he will make a statement.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis have occurred in Lancaster and Wyre constituency since 2005.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to hold discussions with the European Commission to initiate a vaccination of cattle strategy against...

      Carbon Emissions: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make a statement on his policy on amending the Linking Directive of the European Emissions Trading Scheme to...

      Climate Change: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of spending from the public purse on research into climate science in the last three years.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of (a) the number of computer devices left on overnight in his Department when not in use and (b)...

      Departmental Early Retirement

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

      Departmental Planning Permission

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Retirement

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

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff working in his Department were on secondment from (a) the British Wind Energy Association, (b) RWE and (c)...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many departmental identity cards or departmental passes have been reported lost or stolen by staff in (a) his Department...

      Domestic Wastes: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 May 2008, Official Report, column 1240W, on domestic...

      Domestic Wastes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 19 June 2007, Official Report, column 1658W, on domestic waste: waste management, and 9 May...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many meetings he and his officials have had with representatives of (a) the nuclear energy and nuclear waste...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2723W, on the Fairtrade initiative, what Fairtrade products...

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 March 2008, Official Report, column 2723W, on the Fairtrade initiative, how much his Department...

      Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in discussions with farmers and farming organisations on cost-sharing.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures he is taking to stop the practice of discards in fisheries; and if he will make a statement on the pilot scheme...

      Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure of internal drainage boards in the Somerset Levels and Moors has been...

      Flood Control: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) local environment agency plans, (b) catchment flood management plans, (c) water management studies and (d) other...

      Marine Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) Government departments and (b) stakeholders responded to the Marine Bill consultation.

      Marine Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the Marine Bill will fully implement the provisions necessary to implement the EU Marine Strategy Directive.

      Personal Injury

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

      Poultry: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when he expects secondary legislation to be brought forward on the transposition of the EU Broiler Chicken Directive...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to encourage recycling with the use of financial incentives.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the fee imposed for stage 2 appeal applications against decisions taken by the...

      Seas and Oceans: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the impact on proposed UK offshore Special Areas of Conservation sites of fishing vessels from (a) the Netherlands, (b)...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Learning and Skills Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what budget allocations have been made by the Learning and Skills Council for (a) schools and (b) further education...

    • Adult Education: Crafts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what funding his Department makes available for adult courses in craft work in North Yorkshire; and if he will make a statement.

      Adult Education: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people in (a) Hemsworth constituency and (b) Wakefield District have been enrolled in adult education courses in...

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent steps he has taken to increase the scope and quality of apprenticeships.

      Departmental Computers

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

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by his Department has been from recycled...

      Departmental Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the estimated total cost to the public purse will be of all private finance initiative/public private partnership...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what planned publication dates there are for (a) statistical and (b) other publications of his Department.

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what reviews are being undertaken by external experts on behalf of his Department; and what the expected completion date of...

      Education: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many recommendations in the Commissioner for Rural Communities report England's rural area: steps to release their...

      English Language: Bournemouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many accredited schools there are in Bournemouth for teaching English as a second language.

      Further Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will provide an updated list of organisations with a monitoring, inspection or improvement role in further education...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people (a) at a maintained school, (b) at a sixth form college, (c) at a further education college, (d) at an...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies (i) are classified as Government communicators and (ii) have...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people have been routed to higher education institutions by Train to Gain skills brokers.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when a decision will be taken on the funding rules for students studying for equivalent or lower qualifications in the years...

      Higher Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people in each London borough (a) enrolled on and (b) did not complete a higher education course in each year...

      Higher Education: Student Wastage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1000-01W, on student wastage, if he will place in the...

      Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1217-8W, on the Olympic games, what estimate he has made of...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the Government's policy is on variable university tuition fees.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students resident in the London Borough of Bexley received an (a) education maintenance allowance and (b) special...

      Thames Gateway: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding was distributed by the Thames Gateway initiative to the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Immigration: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland in what circumstances criminal records checks are carried out on (a) EU and (b) non-EU foreign nationals entering Northern Ireland.

    • Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many checks have been carried out on Northern Ireland residents by the Criminal Records Bureau in each of the last five years; and if...

  • Justice

    • Young Offenders: Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice of the children aged 10 to 17 years prosecuted for breaching an antisocial behaviour order (ASBO) in the period January 2004 to December 2007, how many...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects of the changes to alcohol duty announced in the 2008 budget...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) individuals and (b) establishments have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-age people in Hampshire in each of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) businesses and (b) individuals were prosecuted for supplying alcohol to those under the age of 18 years in (i) England, (ii)...

      Alternatives to Prison: Ashford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the Alternative to Detentions project at the Millbank Centre in Ashford; and if she will make a statement.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 26 June 2008, Official Report, columns 442-43W, on animal experiments, whether licences that authorise procedures...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals 2006, for what specific purposes macaque monkeys were used.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to address antisocial behaviour in local communities; and if she will make a statement.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what regulations govern the use of ultra-sonic youth deterrent devices.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many local authorities in England have applied to make (a) an Alcohol Disorder Zone, (b) a section 30 dispersal order and (c) a...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles have been confiscated as a result of anti-social behaviour in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many vehicles have been confiscated as a result of anti-social behaviour in Tamworth constituency since 2005.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department of the Legacy Casework Programme questionnaires completed and returned, how many recipients (a) were granted leave to remain (b) were not...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 January 2008, Official Report, column 1279W, on asylum, how many asylum claimants who have received leave to...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2008, Official Report, column 1429W, on asylum, (1) if she will clarify which parts of the letter of 7...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration and asylum cases have been dealt with by legacy case teams in (a) England, (b) Scotland, (c) Wales and (d) Northern...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress she has made on the plans for a resettlement mission to Syria to discuss the cases of Iraqi former UK interpreters; and if she...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department had spent on the e-borders project in total by 31 January 2008.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the global roll-out of fingerprint visas under the e-Borders programme.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what percentage of UK passenger movements she expects will utilise passenger name record data in 2013; (2) when her Department expects...

      British Crime Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the annual cost of conducting the British Crime Survey was in each of the last five years.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the granting of full citizenship would be delayed for those granted probationary citizenship should (a) a family member be found...

      British Nationality: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the three routes to citizenship and three stages in the journey outlined in The Path to Citizenship, will apply to Gurkha soldiers...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of reported house burglaries were investigated by each police force in each of the last 10 years.

      Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which benefits the Government considers to be mainstream benefits, as referred to in her Department's Green Paper, A Pathway to Citizenship.

      Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how her Department plans to verify claims of active citizenship on the part of migrants granted probationary citizenship; and what...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage and how many violent incidences according to the British Crime Survey resulted in the victim needing (a) medical attention...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of violent incidents occurred, according to the British Crime Survey, where the victim was classified by...

      Crime: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many phishing incidents were (a) reported to and (b) investigated by police forces in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies her Department has undertaken to establish the per capita cost of crimes in the last three years.

      Crime: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has made an assessment of the potential relationship between rural crime and the use of ketamine.

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what figures (a) her Department and (b) police services collate on (i) youth and gang-related nuisance, (ii) vandalism and damage to...

      Crime: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the levels of incidence of (a) violent crime, (b) car crime, (c) robbery and (d) burglary in Tamworth...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the level of (a) knife crime and (b) violent crime against the person in each (i) county and (ii)...

      Crimes of Violence: Halifax

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were committed in central Halifax in the last period for which figures are available.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on how many occasions the Criminal Records Bureau disclosed the personal history of one individual to another individual as a result of...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what percentage of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau were completed within (a) 10, (b) 14, (c) 25...

      Curfews: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children in contravention of their curfew notices have been removed to their place of residence by (a) community support officers...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

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

      Departmental Appeals

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

      Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions she has used the Queen's Flight in each of the last five years; and how much her Department spent on chartering...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when her Department's centre in Waterside Court in Kirkstall, Leeds was first flooded; what (a) assessment she has made of the effects and...

      Departmental Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been received by her Department's complaints officer in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has issued guidance to staff in her Department to switch off personal computers when not in use; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average and (b) highest pay rise among civil servants in her Department was in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of (a) salaries for permanent Civil Service posts, (b) salaries for permanent non-Civil Service posts and (c) payments to...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Public Participation

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

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will list (a) the reviews and (b) public consultations initiated by her Department since 27 June 2007.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days sick leave were taken on average (a) by staff in her Department and (b) in the Criminal Records Bureau in each of the last...

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid in sick pay to staff in (a) her Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the non-departmental bodies for which it has...

      Departmental Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of successful applicants for posts in her Department were subjected to a criminal records check in the latest period for...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the Prime Minister's Statement of 14 November 2007 on national security, how many of the 24 foreign nationals then subject to...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce domestic violence.

      Domestic Wastes: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) physical and (b) verbal assaults on refuse operatives were recorded in each of the last five years.

      Driving Offences: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with her EU counterparts on whether disqualification from driving ordered by a court in a member state should...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government plans to take to reduce levels of drug-related crime.

      Drugs: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from (a) Leeds West and (b) Leeds Metropolitan District were (i) arrested and (ii) convicted of drug trafficking offences...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps the Government has taken to reduce levels of illegal drug consumption.

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested and (b) convicted of drug trafficking offences as a result of National Crime Squad operations in 2005-06.

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested on suspicion of and (b) convicted of drug trafficking offences as a result of operations by the Serious...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) apprehended, (b) charged and (c) imprisoned for drug importation and dealing offences as a result of...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the value of drugs seized in maritime operations by (a) the UK Border Agency and (b) other agencies involved...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many telephone calls made to emergency 999 telephone operators in which the caller wished to report a crime were not treated as an...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 July 2008, Official Report, column 343W, on entry clearances, on what date the applications for entry...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) student entry visas and (b) extensions to student visas were granted to non-EU students of each nationality in each year since...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Ashford of 14 January 2008, Official Report, column 638, from which colleges and...

      Entry Clearances: English Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to introduce a further English language requirement for (a) non-UK nationals who wish to become UK citizens and (b) work...

      Essex Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance (a) her Department and (b) other agencies have issued to Essex Police Authority in each of the last 10 years; how her...

      Eurojust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK contributed to the operation of Eurojust in each of the last five years.

      Family Intervention Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have been (a) temporarily and (b) permanently evicted from their homes under family intervention projects.

      Foreign Workers: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the level of illegal working by foreign nationals in care homes; what reports she has received on this...

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what area and population the Forensic Science Service laboratories at Chorley cover.

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding will be allocated to the Forensic Science Service laboratories in Chorley in each of the next five years; and if she will...

      Genetics: Cross Border Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 998W, on genetics: cross border co-operation, how the estimated...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA samples on the DNA database are from children currently under the age of 18 years who have not been charged or cautioned with an...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in each police force area have records on the national DNA database.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of maintaining the national DNA database has been in each year since its inception; and what it is estimated to be in 2008-09.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the proposed proscription of the military wing at Hezbollah, including the Jihad Council and all units reporting to it,...

      Human Trafficking: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each nationality were arrested during Operation Pentameter II.

      Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training on the provisions of the Hunting Act 2004 the police receive.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many consultation meetings the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Identity has held on identity cards in the last six months;...

      Identity Cards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the funding allocation to projects common to both the identity card and the passport elements of the identity card scheme...

      Identity Cards: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many identity cards she estimates will be issued to foreign nationals in the first 12 months after their introduction; (2) how...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1040, which constabularies have immigration crime partnerships; and...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many on-the-spot fines have been imposed on employers using illegal immigrant labour since February.

      Imitation Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce the availability and use of replica firearms.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times passenger queues at Heathrow Airport incoming immigration security checks have exceeded the designated maximum 10 minute...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many representations she has received on the proposed withdrawal of the patrial concession which allows non-UK citizens to stay and work...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a decision to be made on the immigration status of Mr Rajwant Karr (Ref 1583563).

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will liaise with the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills to ensure that data stored by higher education...

      Immigration Controls: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many businesses had applied for licences to sponsor foreign migrants under the points-based system by 30 June 2008.

      Immigration Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on immigration officers have occurred in the course of their duties in each year since 1997.

      Immigration Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers were assaulted while on duty in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent, including on legal fees and compensation, in connection with the recent settlement of the case of the detainee who...

      Immigration: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for employing a person aged 16 years and above subject to immigration control...

      Immigration: Skilled Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of migrants on the highly skilled migrant programme given the right to remain in the UK following...

      Immigration: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many presenting officers for asylum and immigration tribunal cases were employed by her Department on 1st April 2008.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which body handles complaints against the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State will reply to the hon. Member for Spelthorne's letter of 13 May 2008, on the planning application to convert...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 22 May 2008 from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, regarding Amadou Wuri Jallow, Home Office...

      Metropolitan Police: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the future role of forensic medical examiners in the Metropolitan Police; and if she will make a statement.

      National Identity Scheme Commissioner: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for the Office of the National Identity Scheme Commissioner will be in each of the first three years of its operation.

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the trends in the number of prosecutions for possession of child abuse images arising from (a) websites and...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign offenders who received a community sentence were (a) deported and (b) subject to administrative removal in each of the...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government plans to take to assist local communities to reduce knife crime.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) possessing a bladed article, (b) possessing an offensive weapon, (c) robbery involving the use of a knife, (d)...

      Offensive Weapons: Amnesties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knives have been recovered in knife amnesty initiatives in (a) England and Wales and (b) each police force area in each of the...

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) persons and (b) persons aged under 18 years have been convicted of an offence of possessing an offensive weapon in the form of...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have passed through search arches erected under Operation Blunt in each month since the scheme was initiated.

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been found to be carrying a knife through the use of search arches under Operation Blunt in each month since the scheme...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many search arches have been erected in (a) schools, (b) colleges, (c) shopping centres, (d) transport hubs and (e) other locations...

      Offensive Weapons: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many knife crimes were reported in North Yorkshire in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Offensive Weapons: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent representations she has received on the feasibility of restricting or controlling the sale of knives; and if she will make...

      Offensive Weapons: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents involving a bladed weapon or firearm have been reported in schools in each of the last 10 years.

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons convicted of an offence of possessing a knife were dealt with by way of (a) a discharge, (b) a fine, (c) a community...

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Oral answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1-2, on sentencing guidelines, what the evidential basis was for her...

      Offensive Weapons: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account she took of academic research into the effects of Scared Straight programmes in formulating her policy that young people at risk...

      Office of Surveillance Commissioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Office of the Surveillance Commissioner has provided to local authorities on publishing...

      Organised Crime: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the number of organised crime gangs from (a) Poland, (b) Romania and (c) Bulgaria operating in...

      Passports: Newport Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of Post Office deliveries have been diverted to other passport offices from the Newport office since January 2008.

      Passports: Newport Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport requests were received by mail at the Newport passport office (a) in the latest year for which figures are available and...

      Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department plans to take to reduce the incidence of offences related to identity fraud.

      Photography: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will issue guidance to chief constables on the prior notification to the public of implementation of local restrictions on...

      Police Stations: Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations have virtual court facilities.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces in England and Wales are expected to reach their 2008 targets for the number of police officers employed that are from...

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average percentage of applicants for the role of sergeant in police forces was from ethnic minority candidates in the latest period for...

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that police forces monitor the number of officers from ethnic minority backgrounds in their force.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what records are kept by police forces in England and Wales on the (a) number, (b) distribution and (c) specialism of ethnic minority...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the change in police numbers in each basic command unit over (a) the last year and (b) the last five years.

      Police: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) police officers and (b) youth participation officers are trained in interacting with young people when on the beat.

      Ports: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is given to police apprehending suspected illegal migrants outside of port areas.

      Prisoner Escorts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she issues to police forces on liaison with court officials to ensure the presentation of defendants to court in due time.

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department further to the letter from the Chief Executive of the Border and Immigration Agency to the Chairman of the Home Affairs Committee, of 18th...

      Project Contest

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment the Government has made of the effectiveness of Project Contest.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the reports produced for the review of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

      Religious Hatred: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of religiously-motivated violence against (a) Muslims, (b) Jews, (c) Christians, (d) Sikhs, (e) Buddhists and (f) Hindus...

      Revenue and Customs: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of ships arriving in the UK were searched by (a) HM Revenue and Customs and (b) the Immigration Service in...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the (a) public accountability, (b) transparency, (c) competence and (d) compliance with statutory...

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many press officers the Serious and Organised Crime Agency employs.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police support staff have been reassigned to the Serious and Organised Crime Agency since its...

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff resigned from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in each quarter since its inception.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual assault referral centres there are in each criminal justice area.

      Street Pastors Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make a statement on the operation of the Street Pastor's project; how many schemes are operating; what assessment she has made of...

      Strip Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 24 June 2008, Official Report, column 180W, on strip clubs, when the Government plans to make a statement on the...

      Telephone Contact Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she will answer questions 166551 and 166552 on telephone contact centres, tabled by the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne on 15...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many points of the Government's August 2005 counter-terrorism plan have been implemented.

      Terrorism: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of terrorist offences in each of the last five years, broken down by offence.

      Terrorism: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many major terrorist plots were disrupted in each of the last five years.

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 21 May 2008, Official Report, column 387W, on terrorism, how many of those detained were held for (a) fewer than...

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many authorisations have been made to stop and search individuals taking photographs under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in each...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidences of theft of metal have been recorded in each police constabulary area in each of the last 12 months; how many successful...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the effect of trends in global scrap metal prices on trends in the levels of (a) opportunistic and (b) organised theft...

      UK Border Agency: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency and its predecessor agencies have spent on conferences in each year since 1997.

      UK Border Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) budget for and (b) expenditure on maritime border patrols and operations was by (i) the UK Border Agency and (ii) other...

      UK Border Agency: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many operational hours were undertaken by boats and other marine craft operated by (a) the UK Border Agency and (b) other agencies...

      UK Border Agency: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many frontline officers serving in the UK Border Agency had been granted both immigration and customs powers by 30 June 2008.

      UK Border Agency: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much her Department spent on the visit of the Minister of State for Immigration and the media to UK Border Agency operations off...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the differences between basic and enhanced Criminal Records Bureau checks are; and what guidance she issues to public authorities on...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer Questions 202448, 202449, 202450 and 202451, tabled on 24 April 2008, and Questions 202758, 202759, 202760 and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes were committed by juvenile offenders in each year since 1997.

      Young Offenders: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to paragraph 20 of the Youth Crime Action Plan 2008, what meetings have been planned to date with the Welsh Assembly...

      Immigration: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what circumstances criminal records checks are carried out on (a) EU and (b) non-EU foreign nationals entering the UK.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many academy schools there are in England; (2) which local education authority has the highest number of academy schools.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of changes in levels of educational attainment resulting from the establishment of academy schools.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effects of academy schools on (a) the primary school sector in the relevant catchment area,...

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applications for academy school status his Department is considering.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of his Department's Academies Unit is (a) per pupil and (b) per year of operation.

      Academies: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he last met Lancashire county council representatives to discuss academies in Lancaster.

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what minimum criteria academy school sponsors must meet.

      Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding is required from (a) private sector and (b) university partner sponsors of academy schools.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to improve performing arts education in schools.

      CAFCASS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will break down the £108.3 million CAFCASS budget for 2007-08 by category and sub-categories of expenditure.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Darlington constituency took up free nursery places in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Children: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children died as a result of homicide in each English local authority area in each of the last five years, broken down by age.

      Children: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much the TellUs3 survey cost.

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions his Department and its predecessors instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to the House...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department which was cancelled...

      Departmental Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff in his Department have taken early retirement since the Department was established.

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average age of users of the Build Your Own PlaySpace on his Department's website; and if he will...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on branding and marketing activity in 2007-08.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost was of (a) internet and website design and hosting, (b) print media design and (c) broadcast media of each of his...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which make and model of car the Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families has chosen as his ministerial car...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what measures are in place in his Department to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes; (2) what...

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of overtime payments paid to staff in his Department was in each of the last 12 months, broken down by pay grade.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) listening exercises and (b) public forums his Department has held in each of the last two years; what the (i) purpose...

      Departmental Public Participation

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

      Departmental Retirement

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many sick days were taken by employees in (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) the non-departmental bodies for...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff in (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) the non-departmental bodies for which it has responsibility...

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Departmental Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was paid in sick pay to staff in (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) the non-departmental bodies for which...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how long on average his Department took to answer (a) ordinary written and (b) named day questions in each of the last three years.

      Disabled

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

      Disabled: Respite Care

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

      Dyslexia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been allocated to provide further educational assistance to those with dyslexia-related reading difficulties in...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many departmental staff were prosecuted for (a) attempting to defraud and (b) defrauding the education maintenance allowance...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of (a) key stage 2 and (b) key stage 3 (i) English, (ii) mathematics and (iii) science test papers had...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether staff from the National Assessment Agency have been seconded to work with ETS on the key stage tests in 2008; and if he...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints about the marking of the key stage tests have been received by (a) his Department, (b) the Qualifications...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of marking the key stage 2 and key stage 3 tests was in 2007; what he estimates it will be in 2008; and if he will...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he was first informed of problems with the marking of the 2008 key stage 2 and key stage 3 tests; and if he will make a...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many emails have been received by ETS from (a) exam markers and (b) team leaders in the last 12 months; how many have...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which organisation has been awarded the contract to mark key stage national test papers in 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons the results of the key stage 2 and key stage 3 tests which had been marked as at 8 July 2008 have been withheld...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 2008 key stage 3 tests in English had been marked at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what criteria were used to assess ETS Europe during the procurement process for the contract to deliver standard assessment...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he was informed of problems with the standard assessment testing and marking systems and the particular problems with the ETS...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) first became aware that there were potential problems with the standard...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what meetings attended by Ministers and officials from his Department on the standard assessment tests and marking system were...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when Lord Sutherland's report into the delivery of the Department's policy by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority and the...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many key stage 2 pupils received a teacher assessment grading their performance at level six or higher in (a) 2007 and (b) 2006.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Key stage 2 pupils achieved a level five result in at least one subject in 2007.

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps were taken by his Department to corroborate the evidence offered by the State Education Board of California in...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority's strategy in respect of the introduction of online systems for...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what correspondence he has had with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority since 30 March 2008; and if he will place in the...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at what point the identified risks relating to the implementation of new online systems of assessment through ETS were entered on...

      Education: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how his Department plans to improve attainment levels amongst Cumbrian pupils following the transition from primary to secondary...

      English Language: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) deaf children and (b) all children failed to attain level 3 at key stage 2 English in the latest period...

      Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and which schools and academies have been designated as having a religious character since 1997.

      Faith Schools: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers work in schools with a religious designation; and how many are in (a) voluntary aided, (b) voluntary...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many colleges listed sport as (a) a specialism, (b) a second specialism and (c) a combined specialism in each of the...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils left secondary school with (a) one, (b) two, (c) three, (d) four, (e) five, (f) six, (g) seven,...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils achieved five or more A* grades at GCSE in 2007.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils received A or A* grades in all their GCSE examinations in 2007.

      Ofsted: Industrial Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will intervene in the dispute between Ofsted and the trades unions Unison and PCS.

      Playgrounds: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the proportion of local authority playgrounds which have facilities suitable for children who use...

      Pre-U Qualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have applied for funding for the pre-U qualification.

      Primary Education: School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to increase the provision and take-up of healthy school meals in primary schools.

      Pupil Referral Units: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of 15 year old pupils in a pupil referral unit sat a GCSE examination in 2007.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 10 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1818-9W, on pupils: per capita costs, how the amounts per place...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what salaries were paid to each board member of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in the last year.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school federations took place in each year since 2005; and how many federations are planned.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the socio-economic profile of those parents appealing to get their children into the school of...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many applications for school places were found to have been made on a fraudulent basis in each of the last five years;...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers in England have reported being the subject of violence perpetrated by (a) a pupil and (b) a parent or guardian...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what reserves (a) primary and (b) secondary schools hold, broken down by local education authority.

      Schools: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were closed in each London borough as a result of industrial action on 16 and 17 July 2008.

      Schools: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what guidance his Department issues to schools other than that relating to the Criminal Records Bureau checking procedures...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children aged 16 years or under are attending the schools identified as part of the National Challenge in each...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which two regions had (a) the highest performing state schools and (b) the lowest performing state schools in the latest period...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England have school specific uniform.

      Secondary Education: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates Ministers in his Department have had meetings with the Leader of Essex County Council in respect of secondary school...

      Secondary Education: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on consultants working on the new 14 to 19 curriculum in each of the last 24 months.

      Sixth Form Education: Collective Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department has provided to sixth-formers about their right to opt in and out of collective worship.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much time it has taken on average for children to be placed in schools following the conclusion of special educational needs...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department (a) spent on diplomas in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07 and (iii) 2007-08 and (b) plans to spend on diplomas...

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) for what reasons the criteria for schools to become high performing specialist schools and entitled to a second specialism...

      Specialist Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools have high performing specialist status; (2) in what percentage of high performing specialist schools at...

      Teachers' Pensions: Resource Accounting and Budgeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he will publish the 2007-08 resource accounts for the Teachers' Pension Scheme.

      Teachers: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the average annual cost to local authorities of employing (a) supply teachers and (b)...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average (a) primary and (b) secondary school teacher's salary was in each local authority area in each of the last two...

      Teachers: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research his Department has conducted into the effect of stress on (a) teachers and (b) the academic performance of pupils.

      Technology: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what allocation his Department has made for expenditure on technology training for secondary school teachers in 2008-09.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the level of demand for the services provided by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies...

      Work Experience: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions the board of his Department and its predecessor discussed children's workplace accidents since 2002.

      Work Experience: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what use his Department makes of children's work experience accident data in terms of (a) accountability and ownership of...

      Young People: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of people who left school in each region of England and Wales in 2007 (a) have secured full-time...

      Young People: Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish statistics on those not in education, employment or training for the first quarter of 2008; what the...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his Department have responsibility for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy on abortion, broken down by pay band;...

    • Academic Health Science Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to have defined the criteria for becoming an Academic Health Science Centre, as referred to on page 57 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.

      Academic Health Science Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with Monitor on proposals to develop academic health science centres; whether he expects such centres will apply...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of attendances at accident and emergency services were related to dental problems in each year since 1997-98.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of admissions to hospital via accident and emergency departments were related to dental problems in each year since 1997-98.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department has spent in (a) cash and (b) real terms in current prices on communications campaigns aiming to raise the public's knowledge of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS assistance is available for (a) treatment of people with alcohol addiction and (b) families of those people.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people who were (a) under 14, (b) 14 to 16 and (c) 17 to 18 years old died from alcohol-related causes in each of the last 10 years, broken...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for alcohol-only misuse in each of the last three years, broken down by region.

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average journey time was for ambulances in (a) each region and (b) England in each of the last two years; and on how many times in each case...

      Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of anti-TNF drugs for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis; (2) what plans are in place to...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breast screening units there are in England; and how many of them had at least one full-field digital mammography set in the latest period for...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which areas breast cancer screening has been extended to women aged between (a) 47 and 50 and (b) 70 and 73 years since April 2008, as referred to in...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of eligible women were seen within the 36 month standard for breast cancer screening (a) in England and (b) by each breast screening...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 June 2008, Official Report, column 987W, on breast cancer: screening, whether figures on the number of national interval...

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards achieving the target that each mammography screening unit has a full field digital mammography capability by 2010;...

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what work his Department has undertaken with the National Cancer Research Network to encourage the inclusion of more older people in clinical trials; what...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Cancer Director plans to publish his report on the uptake of cancer drugs approved by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken by his Department with the (a) pharmaceutical and (b) biotechnology industries to monitor how use of anti-cancer medicines in...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department (a) is providing in 2008-09 and (b) plans to provide in 2009-10 on the social marketing campaign to raise awareness of the...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what cancer areas the National Awareness and Early Detection Initiative intends to develop standardised messages to underpin awareness-raising...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department plans to begin conducting regular national surveys of cancer symptom awareness, as referred to in paragraph 3.47 of his...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what form the Football Foundation's pilot programme to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of cancer, as referred to in paragraph 3.55 of his...

      Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for which pilot projects the National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative is supporting the evaluation, as referred to in paragraph 3.54 of his...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has provided guidance to commissioners on how to commission cancer genetic services, as referred to in paragraph 2.53 of his...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to begin auditing all patients newly diagnosed with cancer, as referred to in paragraph 3.61 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of all (a) drug treatment and (b) surgical treatments were delivered to cancer patients within 31 days in the latest period for...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which cancer networks (a) have met and (b) are on target to meet the milestones contained in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards developing a course on effective face-to-face communication skills for children and young people with cancer, as...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which primary care trust areas clinical nurse specialist provision has been found to be insufficient, as referred to in paragraph 5.47 of his...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which the NHS is providing advice on returning to work for patients of working age with cancer.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the report outlining the outcome of the event held in March 2008 on Making the Cancer Survivorship Initiative a Reality, as referred to...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.73 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, whether an NHS Cancer Patient Experience Survey Programme has been...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 6.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, what specific goals have been agreed by his Department for reducing cancer...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of primary care trusts which have undertaken a local equality impact assessment, as referred to on page...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts (a) have and (b) have not reviewed current bed utilisation by (i) tumour group and (ii) the split between elective and...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing an inpatient management programme for cancer patients, as referred to in paragraph 7.39 of his Department's...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of NHS trusts submit data to cancer registries in an electronic format; and what steps he is taking to ensure that all NHS Trusts do so by...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the first annual report of the National Cancer Intelligence Network to be published.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the guide for cancer commissioners referred to in paragraph 9.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy; and if he will make...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 9.9 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy, what progress is being made in developing (a) an electronic commissioning...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to ask the Care Quality Commission to undertake an improvement review of cancer services in 2009, as referred to in paragraph 9.25 of his...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health before which financial year he expects to include implementation of the Improving Outcomes Guidance in the national model contract, as referred to in...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate for benchmarking purposes he has made of the level of spending on English cancer services compared with the spending of other countries.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing a kitemark for good cancer facilities, as referred to in paragraph 11.18 of his Department's Cancer Reform...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects publication of the National Cancer Research Institute's five-year plan to take place, as referred to in paragraph 11.25 of his...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has established a pilot training programme for laparoscopic surgery, as referred in paragraph 4.20 of his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy;...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information has been submitted to his Department by the NHS Cancer Action Team in each month since 3 December 2007.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer treatments (a) have and (b) have not been considered by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence through the single...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) new cancer treatments and (b) significant new licensed indications for existing cancer treatments have been referred to the National...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when chemotherapy providers will begin returning an agreed dataset on all patients receiving chemotherapy, as referred to in paragraph 4.52 of his...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the robustness of chemotherapy cost data submitted as part of the 2007-08 NHS reference cost collection.

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) strategic health authority area received (i) chemotherapy for small cell lung cancer and (ii)...

      Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what work the NHS Cancer Screening Programme has undertaken since 3 December 2007 in sharing best practice in improving accessibility to screening for...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people suspected of having cancer were treated within (a) two weeks and (b) one month of referral (i) in 2005 and (ii) in the last 12...

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to introduce vascular health checks as referred to on page 35 of his Department's document High Quality Care for All, Cm. 7432; if he will...

      Cataracts: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times for treatment of cataracts in NHS hospitals were in (a) 2005 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available;...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to increase participation of women aged 25 to 35 years in the cervical screening programme, as referred to in...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken to return cervical screening test results to women following a test; and what advice has been...

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women he estimates participated in the cervical screening programme in the last year for which figures are available in each primary...

      Children: Domestic Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in each region were admitted to hospital for accidents in the home in each of the last five financial years, broken down by (a) age and...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health at which five sites an extension to the bowel cancer screening programme to men and women aged between 70 and 75 years is being piloted, as referred to in...

      Deca-BDE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has held recent discussions on the human safety of Deca-BDE with the French Government; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what indicators his Department uses to measure dental health in children; and what the figures for each indicator were for each primary care trust in each...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what internal (a) research papers and (b) reports his Department has produced or commissioned on NHS dentistry in the last 12 months.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time equivalent dentists on primary care NHS lists in England and (b) people not registered with an NHS dentist there are in each...

      Dental Services: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many treatments in each treatment band were carried out by NHS dentists in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS dental patients in each region paid in charges in each year since 1997.

      Dental Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dental practices in North Lancashire Primary Care Trust are accepting new NHS patients.

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Arm's Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many arm's length bodies his Department (a) had at the beginning of 2008 and (b) will have at the end of 2008.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 computer...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what categories are used by his Department to classify (a) ministerial and (b) other correspondence it receives; and how many letters were received in...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) officials in his Department and (b) employees of (i) agencies and (ii) other bodies reporting to his Department were (A) dismissed and (B)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 862W, on departmental freedom of information, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his IT (a) systems and (b) services conform to the ISO 27001 standard.

      Departmental Industrial Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by his Department towards its target of a 20 per cent. reduction in the incidence of accidents by 2010 from the 1996 baseline.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many official visits each Minister in his Department has made to (a) dental practices, (b) opticians, (c) pharmacies, (d) general practitioner...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) art and (c) new vehicles by his Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to establish mystaffspace, as referred to on page 71 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; what the cost of establishing mystaffspace will...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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;...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has a standard retirement age; and how many employees have been asked to retire on reaching 65 years of age in each year since 2000.

      Diabetes: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the average ratio of children to paediatric diabetes specialist nurses in (a) Leeds and (b) England.

      Diabetes: Children

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

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether World-Class Commissioning will ensure that commissioners consider the rights and needs of children when developing appropriate diabetes services.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to tackle geographical differences in access to insulin pumps for children and young people with diabetes.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to develop guidance for the (a) quality and (b) appropriate timing of hospital meals for people with diabetes; and if he will make a...

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to ensure that people with diabetes receive a comprehensive medical review every 12 months.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisons provide the integrated drug treatment system; how many prisoners are undergoing treatment within the system; whether his Department met...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on the integrated drug treatment scheme in each year since its announcement.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department provides for (a) the Chalfont Centre for Epilepsy and (b) the National Centre for Young People with Epilepsy.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of core training in epilepsy awareness on (a) neurologists, (b) nurses and (c) nurses working in...

      EU Employment Social Policy Health and Consumer Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 3 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1109-10W, on the EU Employment, Social Policy, Health and Consumer Affairs Council, on...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the Minister of State's statement on his interview published with the BBC News website on 3 July 2008 that one GP...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which GP surgery has two patients.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which 10 GP surgeries have the lowest number of patients; and how many patients each of those surgeries has.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish national figures on access to general practitioners.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the level of morale amongst general practitioners; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to extend access to GP surgeries; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 4.16 of his Department's Primary Care Strategy, whether (a) GP practice boundaries and (b) closed patient lists will be...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 4.16 of his Department's Primary Care Strategy, over what timescale he plans to remove the obstacles to people's choice of GP...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways he plans to distinguish more clearly between the (a) commissioning and (b) provider role of GP practices, as referred to on chapter 7.10 on...

      General Practitioners: Camden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what discussions (a) he and (b) his officials had with Camden Primary Care Trust on the tendering process on the alternative provider medical...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the current average payment to GPs per registered patient (a) nationally and (b) in North Yorkshire is.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the effect on average levels of payment to GPs per registered patient of removing the minimum practice income guarantee.

      General Practitioners: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on the number of GP practices in Hemel Hempstead of the polyclinic proposed to be sited there; and if he will...

      General Practitioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans the minimum practice income guarantee will be phased out, as referred to on page 39 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.

      General Practitioners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of a full-time general practitioner is.

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to mandate the adoption of the Royal College of General Practitioners' accreditation scheme for GP practices, as referred to on page 53...

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis was for his Department's decision to seek an extension of GP opening hours in England.

      Government Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies (i) are classified as Government communicators and (ii) have access to the Government...

      Hazardous Substances: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what tests for toxins are available on the NHS.

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GP practices and (b) primary care centres were (i) opened and (ii) refurbished in the last 12 months; and how many of each are planned to...

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of patients who will register with new GP-led health centres.

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of primary care trusts that will not open a new GP-led health centre because to do so would be inappropriate given...

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has made for the training of additional GPs to staff the new GP-led health centres.

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when a patient in treated in a GP-led health centre without being registered there, whether funding will be transferred from the GP where the patient is...

      Health Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary care trusts that do not open a new GP-led health centre will receive the money they would have otherwise received within their allocations...

      Health Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated annual GP-led average payment per registered patient will be in health centres.

      Health Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) resource and (b) capital funding has been allocated to each primary care trust to build a new GP-led health centre.

      Health Centres: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many polyclinics he expects will be established in North East Hertfordshire constituency.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 10 of the NHS Next Stage Review Final Report, how much money his Department has allocated to the Reduce your Risk campaign; and...

      Health Education: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to begin work with (a) professional and (b) patient groups to provide better incentives in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans primary care trusts (PCTs) to begin commissioning comprehensive well-being services, as referred to on page 35 of his Department's document...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways he plans to work with third sector groups to reach those less able to access services, as referred to on page 35 of his Department's document...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to bring forward legislation introducing a new right to choose, as referred to on page 10 of his Department's document High Quality Care for...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 9 of the NHS Next Stage Review Final Report, which organisations are participating in his Department's coalition for better health.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the level of rurality of different primary care trust areas.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he plans to be included in the Patients' Prospectus, as referred to on page 40 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; whether (a)...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the anticipated trajectory of the number of people (a) being offered and (b) accepting a personalised care plan over the next five...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to have developed the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme, as referred to on page 42 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432,...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons primary care trusts will have local discretion in choosing which Never Events to prioritise in their annual operating plans, as referred...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to introduce NHS Evidence, as referred to on page 49 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) in what ways integrated care organisations will be rewarded for delivering better health outcomes amongst registered patients for groups of GP...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways practice-based commissioning has not lived up to its aspirations, as referred to on page 65 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the standard contract for community services, as referred to on page 64 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will be available for commissioners...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the work led by Sir Ian Carruthers on innovative delivery models, as referred to on page 63 of High Quality Care...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish advice on the range of options for the governance of community health services, as referred to in paragraph 15, page 62 of High...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have established arm's length provider organisations, as referred to on page 62 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; and in...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health before which financial year he first expects to publish details of (a) the tariff uplift and (b) efficiency gains on a multi-year basis, as referred to...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expected timeframe is for (a) developing acceptable methodologies for drawing up information on clinical effectiveness and (b) publishing this...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to review the Quality and Outcomes Framework of the General Medical Services contract to be reviewed; whether he plans to bring forward...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on competition in referrals to secondary care resulting from the integration of community providers with NHS...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways his Department plans to assess the prevalence of illness amongst the populations served by different GP practices, as referred to on page 40...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the planned timescale is for exploring the use of patient-reported outcome measures in the Quality and Outcomes Framework, as referred to on page 45...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what greater freedoms he expects to provide to practice-based commissioners which can show they can take on increased responsibility, as referred to on...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways he envisages the NHS Constitution encouraging open and transparent explanation by local NHS organisations if they choose not to fund a drug...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to have developed ways to (a) monitor uptake of new clinical technologies and (b) measure the uptake of clinically-effective and...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the clinical effectiveness of pre-hospital care as carried out by (a) doctors, (b) consultants and (c) paramedics.

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for spending on primary care in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency in the next three years.

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on (a) primary and (b) acute healthcare in (i) Cumbria, (ii) West Cumbria and (iii) Copeland constituency since 1997.

      Health Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce inequalities of health outcomes and life expectancy within Cumbria.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons health care providers not working for or on behalf of the NHS will not be required to publish quality accounts, as referred to on page 51...

      Health Services: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) structure and (b) objectives are of NHS North West's pay-for-performance scheme, referred to on page 42 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432.

      Health Services: Royal Household

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 26 March 2008, Official Report, column 201W, on health services: Royal Household and 28 April 2008, Official Report, columns...

      Health Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect of public transport provision on accessibility of the health services in rural areas.

      Health Services: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) costs and (b) benefits of a three-digit telephone number for urgent care which his Department is considering, as referred to on page...

      Health Services: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made towards implementation of the Government's commitment to introduce full cost recovery for the voluntary sector; and...

      Heart Diseases: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to encourage people to learn resuscitation techniques for heart attack and stroke victims.

      Heart Diseases: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting times for heart operations in NHS hospitals were in (a) 2005 and (b) the last 12 months; and how many operations were carried...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many applications under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the requirements are under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive for the certification of manufacturing premises;...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications for product registrations under the provisions of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive have been received by the...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the regulatory impact of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products Directive on (a) small and medium-sized specialist...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of herbal products marketed under the provisions of Section 12(2) of the Medicines Act 1968 as medicines exempt...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date herbal products marketed under the provisions of Section 12(2) of the Medicines Act 1968 as medicines exempt from the need for a licence will...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what charges are levied by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for processing applications for product registrations under the...

      HIV Infection: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to his Department was of conducting the last Public Health Laboratory Service survey into HIV and hepatitis rates in prisons.

      Home Information Packs

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

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on the future of mixed sex accommodation in hospitals.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the statement on page 21 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision for primary and community care that rates of emergency...

      Hospitals: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to repeat its deep clean of all NHS hospitals in 2008-09.

      Hospitals: Food

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

      Hospitals: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many missed appointments there have been (a) at St. Albans City Hospital, (b) in West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust and (c) in East and North...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average cost to the NHS is per in-patient of treating healthcare associated infections, including those who do not contract an infection;...

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what standards his Department expects NHS trusts to meet in relation to the privacy and dignity of changing facilities provided for patients.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the size of NHS waiting lists was (a) in 2005 and (b) at the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average inpatient treatment waiting times were (a) in 2005 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS Plan's target of a maximum six month wait for inpatient treatment has been achieved.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the performance of NHS trusts in reducing accident and emergency waiting times to below the four hour target.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) emergency and (b) elective admissions to NHS hospitals there were in each of the last three years.

      Human Embryo Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent consideration he has given to the development of a policy on single embryo transfer.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned an analysis of estimated radiation doses to members of critical groups living near nuclear...

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the trend in cryptosporidium infections has been in the last five years; and what steps are being taken to combat the sources of this infection.

      Infertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend the NHS co-payment scheme to infertility treatment.

      Injuries: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2008, Official Report, columns 361-62W, on injuries: offensive weapons, how many people were admitted to hospital with...

      Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 205W, on lasers, what further research and evidence was brought to light to support the...

      Learning Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much income each local authority received in (a) fees and charges and (b) charges only from services for adults with a learning disability expressed...

      Learning Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total net expenditure on services for people with a learning disability under 65 years was for the last 10 years for each local authority for...

      Learning Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the total net expenditure on services for people with a learning disability over 65 years was for the last year for which figures are available, (a)...

      Learning Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many assessment reviews have been carried out for people with a learning disability in each local authority over the last 10 years; and what the...

      Lost Working Days

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

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many lung cancer patients there were in the latest year for which figures are available; and how many lung cancer patients there were aged (a) 49...

      Lung Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many lung cancer patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) strategic health authority area received (i) surgical resection, (ii) active,...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) care homes and (b) hospitals were rated high risk by the malnutrition universal screening tool in each of the last 24 months; and...

      Medical Education England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons Medical Education England will not have a commissioning function in addition to its advisory role, as referred to on page 73 of High...

      Medical Examinations: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to encourage men between the ages of 20 and 35 years to have regular medical check-ups.

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data is currently being stored on the Summary Care Record.

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many detailed care records are currently held in data centres operated by each of the National Programme for IT's local service providers; (2)...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the independent evaluation of the care record system commissioned from UCL cost; (2) what plans he has to fund further independent...

      Medical Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS care providers will maintain their own electronic patient records once the National Programme for IT's local service providers roll-out their...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the risks to patient confidentiality of publishing patients' care records to HealthSpace, as referred to on page 41 of High...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact on the security of confidential data of increasing the scope of access to the NHS Care Records Service to (a)...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how legitimate relationships are established for determining access to the NHS care records service.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which applications will have access to data stored in the NHS care records service; and which applications do not require a valid smartcard in order to...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on medical records: databases, whether (a) private sector suppliers, (b) third...

      Medical Records: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who will be responsible for the investigation aimed at finding lost patient NHS records in Leicester; (2) what information was contained in the...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many treatments referred to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence and assessed through its single technology appraisal...

      Medical Treatments: Lasers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1708W, on medical treatments: lasers, if he will ensure that his Department's response to...

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's definition of well-being is.

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates changes to the measurement of his Department's target to halve MRSA rates by March 2008 were agreed; and on each date (a) what change was...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1653W, on MRSA, what examples of where a deep clean has had a demonstrable effect in...

      MRSA: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he expects screening for MRSA for (a) elective and (b) emergency admissions to be introduced; and what assessment he has made of progress...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence in (a) cash and (b) real terms at current prices (i) was in each year since...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Statement made by the Prime Minister on 14 May 2008, Official Report, column 1387, on the draft legislative programme, what minimum...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what ways he plans to accelerate the rate at which existing NHS trusts achieve NHS Foundation Trust status, as referred to on page 61 of High Quality...

      NHS Foundation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what powers strategic health authority medical directors, as referred to in paragraph 29 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will have to direct...

      NHS Leadership Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he will establish the NHS Leadership Board, as referred to on page 67 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how many members the NHS Leadership...

      NHS Pensions Agency: Resource Accounting and Budgeting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the 2007-08 resource accounts for the NHS Pension Scheme.

      NHS Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have used NHS walk-in centres in each region.

      NHS Trust Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost will be of developing a new development programme for NHS Trust boards, as referred to in paragraph 39, page 67 of High Quality Care for...

      NHS: Advisory Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to have established new professional advisory bodies, as referred to on page 73 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how many such bodies...

      NHS: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many apprenticeships there are in the NHS; what the baseline year is for measuring adherence to the commitment contained in High Quality Care for All,...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds his Department has received from the sale of former NHS buildings in (a) England and (b) Leeds in the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of the NHS estate in England was not (a) fire safety and (b) health and safety compliant in each of the last five years; what the...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS trusts have been found to have asbestos in buildings within their responsibility.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of NHS trusts which make use of the CPORT tool to plan for the safe introduction of new drugs.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the extent to which patients who have been denied funding for National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department has allocated to central capital budgets in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; (2) with reference to page 148 of his...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to issue primary care trust allocations for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS budget will be in 2009-10.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the full breakdown of each primary care trust's expenditure by programme budget category for 2007-08.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what NHS (a) capital and (b) resource expenditure in (i) cash and (ii) real terms at current prices (A) on end-of-life care was in (1) 2004-05, (2)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether moving away from block grant funding, as referred to in paragraph 24, page 64 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, will entail the creation of a...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is his policy that the regional innovation funds held by strategic health authorities, as referred to on page 56 of High Quality Care for All,...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is his policy that best practice tariffs, as referred to on page 55 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432, should adjust prices (a) up and...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimate annual cost to the public purse the new (a) medical directors, (b) clinical advisory groups and (c) quality observatories will be in...

      NHS: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fires there were on NHS premises in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2008, Official Report, column 371W, on the NHS: IT, on which dates resets have been applied to the contracts with (a)...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) current and (b) projected delays are in each of the NHS organisations assigned to Fujitsu's cluster under the NHS IT contract.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the maximum penalty that can be levied on Fujitsu as a result of the termination notice issued under the NHS IT contract is; and what the maximum...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the installation cost of the new version of the Connecting for Health system is; and what additional costs NHS trusts have incurred as a result...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2008, Official Report, column 26W, on NHS: ICT, what timetable changes there have been which are not attributable to...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2008, Official Report, column 210W, on NHS: ICT, what the delivery timescales are for the Lorenzo solution to the NHS.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2008, Official Report, column 476W, on NHS: ICT, where three early adopter sites are; whether release 1 of Lorenzo has...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 7 January 2008, Official Report, columns 123-4W, on NHS: ICT, how much capital and revenue expenditure was made by (a) local...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts are held by (a) his Department and (b) Connecting for Health with suppliers to the National IT programme.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals (a) have and (b) do not have a national programme for IT patient administration system in place.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the Care Quality Commission to take account of staff satisfaction indicators in its evaluations of (a) NHS trusts and (b) other...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs, (b) dentists, (c) nurses, (d) midwives and (e) hospital doctors were employed in the NHS in (i) Slough, (ii) Berkshire and (iii)...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to primary care trusts on contingency plans if private sector service suppliers to the NHS enter financial difficulties.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Guildford of 16 June 2008, Official Report, column 763W, on NHS: private sector, what his definition...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to establish the National Quality Board, as referred to on page 54 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; how many members the board will...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to introduce a new measure of patient satisfaction with urgent care services, referred to on page 27 of NHS Next Stage Review: Our vision...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to have replaced the Medical Professional Education and Training budget with a tariff-based system, as referred to on page 74 of High...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to introduce the Leadership for Quality Certificate, as referred to on page 66 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432; which organisation he...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS bursaries were available in each of the last 11 years; for which courses NHS bursaries were provided; what the total cost was in each year;...

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the baseline year is for the threefold increase in nurse and midwife preceptorships, as referred to on page 72 of High Quality Care for All, Cm 7432;...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS organisations on obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998 to provide appropriate nutritional care.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of obesity.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he has set for the assessment of the (a) implementation, (b) achievement against objectives and (c) effect on end of life care of his...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of implementation of the end of life care strategy; and how it will be funded from the NHS and from (a) the...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding mechanisms his Department has examined for the facilitation of the flow of funds from the commissioners to the providers of end of life care...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that health and social care staff receive training in end of life care to enable them to deliver the objectives of...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of training health and social care staff in end of life care to enable them to deliver the objectives of the end of...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2008, Official Report, column 204W, on patient choice schemes, which hospitals were affected by the system error; which...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts commission the patient choice service; and if he will make a statement.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS foundation trusts put their services on the national menu under the patient choice scheme; which primary care trusts commission this scheme; and...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend the patient choice scheme to infertility services.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient safety incidents of each type in each strategic health authority area have been reported to the National Reporting and Learning System...

      Pharmacy: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that people in rural areas who use GP practices for prescription dispensation will remain able to do so.

      Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his response to the report of the Expert Group on the Regulation of Cosmetic Surgery, what steps he has taken in response to each agreed...

      Primary Care Trusts: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information each primary care trust is required to provide to his Department each (a) month and (b) year.

      Psychiatry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources the Government provided to support (a) cognitive behavioural and (b) other talking therapies in the latest period for which figures are...

      Queen's Hospital Romford: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the performance of the Queen's Hospital, Romford was in processing accident and emergency admissions within four hours in each month since January 2007.

      Radiography: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which universities have offered NHS-funded radiography degree courses in each of the last five years; how many places each had; how many places were...

      Radiography: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the numbers of radiographers (a) working in and (b) required by the NHS.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fractions were delivered by radiotherapy centres in each year since 1997-98; how many fractions of radiotherapy he estimates are required to be...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing a long-term workforce strategy for radiotherapy services, as referred to in paragraph 4.31 of his Department's...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support he is giving to strategic health authorities to enable them to (a) commission radiotherapy services and (b) build radiotherapy capacity.

      Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has commissioned on the effect on public health of rodent infestations in residential areas.

      Scanners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many new CT scanners have been brought into operation by NHS trusts in the last 12 months; (2) how many new magnetic resonance imaging scanners...

      Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for moving to an activity-based system for funding screening services.

      Skin Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has provided in (a) cash and (b) real terms in current prices to support campaigns to raise awareness of skin cancer in each...

      Social Services: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to encourage closer working between social services and primary care providers in Cumbria.

      Social Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 20 June 2008, Official Report, column 1236W, on social services: training, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Social Services: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of individuals working in the care sector who have not been subject to a full Criminal Records Bureau check in...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were carried out in NHS hospitals in (a) 2005 and (b) the last year for which figures are available.

      Take-away Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Food Standards Agency has to improve standards of hygiene in fast food outlets.

      Tomography: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many CT scans were carried out by NHS trusts in (a) 2005 and (b) the last 12 months.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the introduction of techniques for organ preservation which increase the time that can elapse between organ...

      Trauma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of pre-hospital care for people who (a) are severely injured and (b) have suffered...

      Trauma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what measures he has put in place to improve the treatment and survival rates of patients who have suffered head trauma; (2) what steps have been...

      Trauma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what evaluation he has made of the 2007 report of the National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death, Trauma: Who cares; (2) what...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department plans to take to ensure the NHS implements the recommendations for screening and vaccination programmes (a) the Joint Committee...

      Xansa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments have been made by his Department to Xansa plc in each of the last five years.

      Young People: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the peer review of the work undertaken by TRIBAL/Secta to develop the Young Adults' Personal Social Services formula.

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