Written answers

Monday, 6 October 2008

  • Olympics

    • Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the public expenditure on the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Environment

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions she has had on the environmental effects of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Complex

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent progress has been made in the design and construction of the 2012 Olympic complex in east London.

      Beijing Olympics: Lessons

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what lessons learned from the Beijing Olympics will be incorporated into preparations for the London Olympics in 2012.

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what measures are in place in her Office to monitor expenditure on alcohol for hospitality purposes.

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what percentage of paper used (a) for photocopying and (b) in printed publications by her Office was from recycled sources in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how long on average her Office took to answer (a) ordinary written and (b) named day questions since its inception.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions she has had with London boroughs on the route of the 2012 Olympic torch relay.

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much CLM has been paid since its appointment as an Olympic contractor; and how much it is expected to be paid over the duration of the contract.

      Olympic Games 2012: Disabled

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what standard of accessible facilities the London Olympic village will have for (a) spectators and (b) participants with profound and multiple learning...

      Olympic Games 2012: St. Albans

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps the Government plan to take to encourage children and young people in St. Albans to participate in events that are part of the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether those staff of his Department who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (a) travel in a cheaper class to the...

    • Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions:...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what types of data have been sold by his Department under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the location is of each office occupied by his Department which has been (a) newly occupied and (b) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what the...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what contracts his Department has with EDF; and how much his Department paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent...

      Fires: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what consideration has been given to the (a) regionalisation and (b) rationalisation of fire control rooms in Wales.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether any full-time equivalent members of his Department's staff are working on policy relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • National Audit Office

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission whether National Audit Office staff who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (a) travel in a cheaper...

    • National Audit Office

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission what the budget of the National Audit Office is for 2008-09; and what savings it expects to make within that budget.

  • Administration Committee

    • Department of Facilities: Fats

      To ask the Chairman of the Administration Committee how much hydrogenated fat the Department of Facilities and its predecessor bought for cooking use in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Land

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what mechanisms are in place to ensure that disposal of glebeland (a) complies with legal requirements and (b)...

    • Church of England: Land

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what procedures exist for members of the public to object to a sale of glebeland.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners whether the Church Commissioners have produced a euro changeover plan.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether those staff of his Department who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (a) travel in a cheaper class to...

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments,...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what types of data have been sold by his Department under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the location is of each office occupied by his Department which has been (a) newly occupied and (b) refurbished in the last 24 months; and what...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08, based on the...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of Information's Public...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what contracts his Department has with EDF; and how much his Department paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the purpose of the payment.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and consequent...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many full-time equivalent members of his Department's staff are working on policy relating to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Furniture

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will take steps to stop the placing of tables and chairs on the staircase between the lower waiting hall...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many consultants were hired by the offices now comprising the Government's Equalities Office in 2006-07, broken down by (a) age, (b) gender, (c)...

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in the Government Equalities Office were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response...

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2008, Official Report, column 438W, how many Government Equalities Office staff have worked from home since the...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the Government Equalities Office's policy is on requesting discounts from its suppliers in return for swift payment of invoices.

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality which organisations have received (a) free and (b) discounted room hire from the Government Equalities Office since its inception; and what the...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will place in the Library a copy of any materials the Government Equalities Office has distributed to schools since its inception.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many and what percentage of staff in the Government Equalities Office have had more than two periods of sickness absence of less than five days...

      Disabled: Candidates

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government has taken to encourage more disabled people to (a) apply for and (b) present themselves as candidates for election for...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what contracts the Government's Equalities Office has with EDF; and how much the Office paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the...

      Equal Opportunities: Legislation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when she plans to publish an Equality Bill; and if she will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the standards of treatment of victims of human trafficking for sexual exploitation after they have been rescued.

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what proportion of the £1 million emergency fund for rape crisis centres, announced in March, has been distributed; which organisations have...

      Taxis

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on taxis since its creation.

      Women: Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on the Government's policy on violence against women.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Sport: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proposals he has to increase the participation of children in sport in the run up to the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Grassroots Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to support grassroots sport; and if he will make a statement.

      Grassroots Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has allocated to support grassroots sport in 2008-09.

      Digital Switchover: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will review the number of channels available to people served by relay transmitters in the south of Scotland after digital...

      ITV: Network Programming Quota

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ofcom on ITV's compliance with its quota on network programming originating outside the M25.

      Football Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the regulation of governance and ownership of football clubs.

      Digital Media Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on developing skills in the digital media sector; and if he will make a...

      Free Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received from local authorities on the budgetary implications of implementing free swimming schemes for the...

      British Residents: Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has taken steps to encourage British residents to take their main annual holidays in the UK.

      ABL Consulting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has a contract with ABL Consulting.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what options are available to licensing authorities regarding applications for Temporary Event Notices where the premises concerned has...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what assessment he has made of the level of enforcement of the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 in respect of (a) the display...

      Art Works: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what items have been recommended by the Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest...

      Art Works: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many items that have been subject to a temporary export bar have been purchased before the expiration of the bar.

      Art Works: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many temporary export bars his Department has placed on items in each of the last five years; and what items have been covered by...

      Art Works: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals for de-acquisitioning works of art and artefacts held in UK institutions found to be the fruit of...

      Art Works: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many items (a) have been identified and (b) await determination as spoliated by the Nazis by the Spoliation Advisory Panel...

      Art Works: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) is taking to publicise the procedure for making claims to the Spoliation Advisory...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in respect of what projects (a) the Arts Council, (b) the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council, (c) Sport England and (d) English...

      BBC: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that the BBC's proposals to launch ultra-local web services do not distort local media markets.

      British Grand Prix

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish the minutes of his meeting with Bernie Ecclestone on 18 March 2008 on the British Grand Prix.

      Creative Partnerships: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people are employed by Arts Council England (a) nationally and (b) regionally on Creative Partnerships.

      Cultural Leadership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff are employed by the Cultural Leadership Programme; and how much the programme spent on staffing in each of the last three...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are...

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions his Department has 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 Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account his Department takes of the level of energy efficiency of buildings before entering into agreements to (a) rent and (b)...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to...

      Departmental Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Upper Bann of 28 February 2008, Official Report, column 1830W, on departmental home...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are...

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 881W, on departmental...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i)...

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agency has with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agency paid to EDF in...

      English Sports Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how the maintenance regime of a sports facility which has received a capital award from Sport England is monitored; what guidance and...

      English Sports Council: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether a revenue tail to fund maintenance staff is a requirement for applicants for capital awards from Sport England; what discussions...

      Equality: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding the Big Lottery Fund has provided to each regional equality and diversity partnership in the last 12 months; and on what...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU...

      Gambling: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) European Commissioners on the conclusion of negotiations between the...

      Historic Buildings: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps the Government has taken to protect historic buildings.

      Institute of Groundsmanship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will discuss with Sport England making the Institute of Groundsmanship a national partner; and if he will make a statement.

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to increase the powers of the Advertising Standards Authority to supervise advertising on the...

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many listed buildings graded at (a) grade I, (b) grade II* and (c) grade II are in private ownership.

      London Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which organisations provided media monitoring services to (a) his Department, (b) Sport England, (c) English Heritage, (d) the...

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has for the funds within the Renaissance budget for 2008-09 which remain unallocated; and if he will make a statement.

      National Lottery Promotions Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the National Lottery Distribution Fund has paid to the National Lottery Promotions Unit in each year since it came into being.

      National Lottery Promotions Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the National Lottery Promotions Unit has received from (a) Arts Council England, (b) the Arts Council of Wales, (c)...

      Quality of Life

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's definition of quality of life is.

      Royal Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Transport on the implications for the Royal Parks of the proposals in...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people who participated in 30 minutes of moderate intensity sport (a) once a week, (b)...

      Sports: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards increasing participation in sport among people (a) from black and ethnic minority groups, (b) with...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Big Lottery Fund has given to sport related activities in each of the last three years.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the £100 million funding for young people's sport announced by the Prime Minister in 2007 has been (a) allocated and...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Strip Clubs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Licensing Act 2003 has been subject to a gender impact assessment, with particular reference to the licensing of lap dancing...

      Supporting Excellence in the Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meetings of the Programme Board and Steering Group convened to discuss the...

      Swimming: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what central funding will be given to local authorities to meet the Government's pledge of offering free swimming to the over 60s and...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) commissioning and (b) funding the production of television programmes (i) in each of the last...

      Tourism: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to encourage people from ethnic minorities to visit the countryside.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the selection process for UNESCO World Heritage Sites; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what specific provisions are provided by his Department for (a) the families of service personnel and (b) the families of service personnel...

    • Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many cases of child support administration the computer system has been incapable of producing a result and the case transferred to...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the financial effects on parents without care facing debt recovery action for outstanding child maintenance...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency new scheme cases have been uncleared within six months in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases relating to residents of (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK the Child Support...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency case closures there were in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new scheme cases were cleared by the Child Support Agency within six months in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the...

      Child Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance is issued by the Child Support Agency on absent fathers who pay larger than average contributions into their pension scheme...

      Child Support: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will require mothers who name the wrong father to the Child Support Agency to pay the full costs of DNA paternity testing involved.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii)...

      Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the timetable is for the implementation of the Tell Us Once service recommended in the Varney review; and whether persons will be able to...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1028W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided;...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08,...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been seconded to public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies in...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies have been seconded to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many persons claimed the care component of disability living allowance in each year since its introduction, broken down by type of...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of disability living allowance in each year since its introduction had a learning disability as (a) a main disabling...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the operation of the employment and support allowance will include criteria relating to those experiencing the side effects of...

      European Social Fund: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much each UK trade union, and its subsidiary, received from the European Social Fund in the last period for which figures are available.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of awards for (a) non-means tested incapacity benefit and (b) income support on grounds of incapacity for work have been made...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of recipients of non-means tested incapacity benefit are awarded income support in addition to incapacity benefit due to...

      Incapacity Benefit: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claims for non-means tested incapacity benefit were awarded to (a) single persons aged under 35, (b) single persons aged 35 to...

      Income Support: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claims of income support on the grounds of incapacity for work for which the claimant qualified for the enhanced disability...

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many home owners in proceedings relating to repossession have applied for income support for mortgage interest in the last two years.

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent (a) discussions and (b) joint working there has been with (i) the Department for Communities and Local Government and (ii) HM...

      Jobcentres: Kilburn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects the impact assessment on the closure of the Kilburn Jobcentre Plus office to be completed; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobcentres: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much is planned to be spent on local Jobcentre Plus centres in the North East region over the next 12 months for the provision of access to...

      Jobseekers Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assistance is available to a person claiming jobseekers allowance with (a) a mental health condition and (b) a drug or alcohol...

      Jobseekers Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any children under the age of 16 years received jobseeker's allowance payments in each year since 1997.

      Motability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget for the Motability scheme was in each year since 1997.

      Motability: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many cases of fraud or misuse of the Motability scheme (a) were recorded and (b) led to cancellation of car hire contracts in each...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2008, Official Report, column 733W, on employment and support allowance, how many benefit recipients have...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of pensioners eligible for the savings pension credit who have not claimed their entitlement.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Cleethorpes constituency received pension credit in each year since 2003.

      Pensioners: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell of 24 June 2008, Official Report, column 188W, on pensioners: council tax, how...

      Pensions: Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether, under the terms of personal accounts, local authorities will be required to contribute to councillors' pensions in those areas which...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether a person who has a bank account is permitted to open a Post Office card account; and if he will make a statement.

      Remploy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements have been made for the continued employment of the Remploy workers whose work contracts at the Wirral Unilever plant have...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of any materials his Department has distributed to schools in the last three years.

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the efficacy of penalties which HM Revenue and Customs can impose on employers who do not co-operate over the...

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken is following the date of the original claim, for statutory sick pay to be paid to claimants; and what steps are...

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether compensation is paid to claimants who have to wait six months or more for their statutory sick pay.

      Sight Impaired: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the likely effects on the number of claimants of changing the criteria for partially and severely sight impaired...

      Sight Impaired: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are claiming disability living allowance for (a) partial and (b) severe sight impairment in (i) Wakefield district, (ii)...

      Social Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget allocation for (a) crisis loans, (b) community care grants and (c) budgeting loans was for each Jobcentre Plus office...

      Social Security Benefits: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people whose national insurance contributions have been paid through the benefits system for more...

      Social Security Benefits: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples claiming disability living allowance were also claiming (i)...

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d)...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

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

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Leader of the House what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in her Office were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

    • Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in her Department in each of the last 12 months; (2) what the cost of overtime payments...

      Taxis

      To ask the Leader of the House how much her Office spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • 5th Avenue Partners

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission when the Electoral Commission expects to complete its investigation of 5th Avenue Partners;...

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 2 July 2008,...

      Fines

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission on how many occasions the Electoral Commission has imposed a fine in each year since its inception.

      Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what recent assessment the Commission has made of (a) the appropriateness of the criminal...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many letters of reprimand the Electoral Commission issued to regulated donees in each year...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the Ministerial Correction of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 8MC, on...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission for what reasons the Commission has not published a list of regulated donees who have reported...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington on 17 June 2008, Official...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what role the Ministry of Justice played in the preparation of the Electoral Commission's...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what criteria the Commission uses when deciding whether to refer to the police cases of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the Electoral Commission's consultation paper on Standardising Statements of...

      Powers

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what systems are in place to regulate the Electoral Commission's use of its powers.

      Representation of the People Act 1983

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what steps the Commission has taken to prepare guidance on matters falling within Schedule 4A...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government...

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii)...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided;...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08,...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation...

      Fish

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

      Government Communications

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

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time equivalent members of staff of his Department are working on policy relating to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics Games.

      Royal Ulster Constabulary: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what plans his Department has to recognise the service of the Royal Ulster Constabulary part-time Reserve; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Ulster Constabulary: Special Branch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many former RUC Special Branch officers (a) took early retirement and (b) transferred to other police forces in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Civil Service: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many complaints were made by civil servants alleging breaches of the Civil Service code in each of the last 10 years.

    • Departmental Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what the five most serious disciplinary breaches have been in his Department in the last 12 months; and what action was taken to correct the...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1625W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the standard...

      Employment: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time jobs there were in (i) Cleethorpes constituency, (ii) North East Lincolnshire and (iii) North...

      EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne of 12 June 2008, Official Report, column 498W, on local government finance,...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: By-elections

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in what circumstances (a) special advisers and (b) civil servants may be seconded to work on by-election campaigns for a political party; and if...

      Prime Minister

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what expenditure is made from the public purse for work related to the Prime Minister's personal appearance.

      Prime Minister: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make a statement on the pension arrangements in place for the Prime Minister's Chief of Strategy and Principal Adviser.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1165W, on Afghanistan: overseas aid, how much private sector...

    • Africa: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1184W, on UNICEF Go To School campaign, (1) what programmes his...

      Africa: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1184W, on UNICEF Go To School campaign, by how much school attendance...

      Africa: EU Water Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1167W, on Africa: EU Water Initiative, what steps the EU Water...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has allocated to the African Community Access Programme in each year since its inception; what percentage...

      Africa: Regional Trade Facilitation Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1172W, on Africa: Regional Trade Facilitation Programme, how much...

      Africa: Rice

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has allocated to the Africa Rice Centre for its New Rice for Africa project in 2008-09; and what percentage of...

      Africa: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the Answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1166W, on Africa: borders, what steps are being taken by his...

      Climate Change: Natural Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to integrate disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation in his Department's work.

      Climate Change: Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that scientific information on climate change is available for non-governmental...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recommendations for improving humanitarian response resulted from the field mission to Democratic Republic of Congo co-hosted by...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon...

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on how many occasions his Department has 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 International Development what his Department's policy is on improving the energy efficiency of the buildings which it (a) rents and (b) owns; what changes...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been ( i ) newly occupied...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what the (a) scheduled date and (b) title was of each conference proposed to be hosted by his Department which was cancelled...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what use his Department makes of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what types of data have been sold by his Department under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many permanent staff in his Department are classed as (a) staff without posts and (b) part of a people action team.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on official entertainment in the UK in 2007-08; and what its expenditure on such entertainment is...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department treats underspend in each individual annual country budget; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) underspend and (b) overspend on country budgets in his Department was in each of the last five years, broken down by county.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office of...

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has a mandatory retirement age; and how many employees were asked to retire on reaching 65 years of age in each...

      Developing Countries: Natural Disasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to encourage the implementation of early warning systems for natural disasters in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) projects and (b) research are being undertaken by his Department in its European co-ordinator role for water and sanitation...

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the inclusion of disabled people is a key issue in each of its programme evaluations...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what date the euro changeover plan of his Department was last updated; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contracts his Department has with EDF; and how much his Department paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by the...

      Environment Protection: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what bodies will receive funding from the £24 million allocated to eliminate illegal logging; what proportion each will receive;...

      Environment Protection: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes will be funded by the £5 million committed to harmonise and strengthen international efforts for the creation of a...

      Ethiopia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the reasons are for the amount of development aid and assistance allocated to (a) Ethiopia and (b) Eritrea in (i) 2006-07, (ii)...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU...

      Global Cluster Appeal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the extent to which the independent evaluation conducted by the emergency relief co-ordinator concluded...

      Government Communications

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

      Horn of Africa: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of people likely to be dependent on emergency food aid in the Horn of Africa in the...

      Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much core funding has been provided by his Department to humanitarian agencies for 2008-09.

      Indian Ocean Tsunami

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funds his Department has disbursed to Sri Lanka for reconstruction assistance since the tsunami; what recent changes have been...

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 1040W, on Iraq: reconstruction, what the 10 largest infrastructure...

      Lebanon: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what work has been undertaken on UK funded operations to clear land mines in south Lebanon; and what plans there are for further such work.

      Maldives: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department provided to the Maldives in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08; how much it plans to provide in...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes his Department is providing with the UN Development Programme to create stable states; how much has been allocated to...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what programmes were funded by the £13.5 million contributed by his Department to the Civil Society Challenge Fund; and what the...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been allocated by his Department to joint funding schemes with the research councils in 2008-09; and how much his...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1183W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, how much his Department is planning...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the Answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1044-45W, on South Asia: tuberculosis, what the seven national health...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1041-42W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, which of the 10 largest...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 1041W, on Pakistan: overseas aid, to what extent his Department may...

      Remittances Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department is providing to the Remittances Task Force in 2008-09; and what assessment he...

      Sierra Leone: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Off icial Report, column 1183W on Sierra Leone: human rights, what further steps the government...

      Sierra Leone: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1183W on Sierra Leone: human rights, when he expects the government of...

      Sierra Leone: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to what agencies the £32 million was allocated for providing water and sanitation services in Sierra Leone.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Thailand: Refugees

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to raise concerns with the Royal Thai Government on the recent deportation of Karen refugees, including women...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how he plans to ensure that his Department meets its obligation under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities to (a)...

      UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the £0.5 million allocated to the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs to improve dialogue between the...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to better support Saharawi refugees in the occupied territories in Morocco and Algeria.

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has in place in the event of humanitarian needs arising in Zimbabwe.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Table 8 of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, what the techniques that caused...

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, how many of the procedures recorded were...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Table 6a of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, what the purpose was of each of...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means she ensures that project licences are granted only for those animal procedures where no suitable non-animal alternative exists;...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the primary reasons are for the increase in the number of animals used in scientific procedures since 1997.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's definition is of fundamental biological research as it relates to scientific procedures involving animals.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has set targets for the proportion of scientific procedures to be undertaken without using animals.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what circumstances animals from non-designated sources within the UK may be granted exemptions for use in scientific procedures.

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, for what reasons returns (a) are required on...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Table 2 of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007 (a) from which countries and (b)...

      Animal Experiments: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the increase in the use of dogs in scientific procedures between 2006 and 2007; and if she will make a statement.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences were granted by her Department for the conduct of (a) 12-month dog toxicity and (b) carcinogenicity studies using mice...

      Animal Experiments: Macaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to Table 1a of the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, how many macaques of each species...

      Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many live primates were imported from China for use in scientific procedures in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008 to date.

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many regulated procedures conducted in Scotland in 2007 under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 involved (a) cats, (b) dogs,...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individual animals were used in regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Scotland in 2007.

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) mice, (b) rats, (c) guinea pigs, (d) hamsters, (e) rabbits, (f) horses and other equids, (g) sheep, (h) pigs, (i)...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) genetically modified animals and (b) animals with a harmful genetic defect were used in regulated procedures conducted in...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of project licences granted under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 that were in force in Scotland at the end of...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of regulated procedures under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 carried out in Scotland in 2007 were conducted...

      Animal Experiments: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were recorded in Scotland in 2007; and how many resulting prosecutions...

      Animal Experiments: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Statistics of Scientific Procedures on Living Animals Great Britain 2007, what procedures her Department uses to (a)...

      Community Safety Accreditation Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many imams have been accredited under the arrangements put in place by her Department and the Department for Communities and Local...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how long was taken on average to complete a criminal records check in the most recent period for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Criminal Records Bureau checks were subsequently found to be incorrect or to contain errors in relation to the presence or absence...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department paid (a) Facebook, (b) Bebo and (c) other social networking sites for advertising the MyLifeMyID.org website; and...

      Entry Clearances: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether she has concluded her consideration of whether reciprocal entry arrangements between the UK and Taiwan should be in place...

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU legislation and...

      EU Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) proposed and (b) adopted Justice and Home Affairs EU legislation the UK has (i) opted into and (ii) not opted into.

      Eurojust

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what UK participation there will be in the expanded Eurojust programme.

      Fixed Penalties: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she gives to police forces on the issue of fixed penalty notices to offenders under 16 years of age under the provisions of the...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of DNA samples were removed and destroyed from the National DNA database following a request to do so from the...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in how many violent offence cases in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds metropolitan district and (c) Yorkshire and Humberside the...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the prison population in England and Wales has a profile on the national DNA database.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 8 January 2008, Official Report, column 454W, on genetics: databases, how many people have had their DNA profile...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) children and (b) adults resident in the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire had their DNA recorded on police files in...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people had DNA samples stored on the National DNA database at the most recent date for which figures are available; (2) how...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each (a) ethnicity, (b) age group and (c) sex in each ward of Greater Manchester have a DNA sample stored in the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the number of identity cards that will be in circulation by the end of 2015; (2) what estimate she has...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the updated timetable for the roll-out of identity cards to UK citizens.

      Identity Cards: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of Irish citizens who will take up the UK identity card.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what form the identity register to be used for the initial roll out of the National Identity Scheme to a district subset of the UK population...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 18 April 2006, Official Report, column 1WS, on the citizen information project, for what...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport applications were counter-signed by a magistrate or an individual claiming to be a magistrate in the last 12 months for...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department provided for each police force in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents requiring police attendance were recorded in (a) the London borough of Newham, (b) the London borough of Hackney, (c)...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many rapes were reported to police in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available; and how many of...

      Registration of Births, Deaths, Marriages and Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will ensure that the hospital records of all patients who die in NHS hospitals are supplied to registrars before death certificates...

      Tobacco: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) confectioners and tobacconists and (b) other retailers have been found to be selling tobacco products to those under the age...

  • Justice

    • Approved Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he plans to establish new bail hostels in Wimbledon constituency; (2) what discussions he had with the local authority before deciding to...

    • Bail: Warley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many cases before Warley magistrates bail applications were opposed by the police but granted by the court in each of the last three years.

      Bailiwick of Jersey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what meetings he has held with representatives of the Bailiwick of Jersey in the last 12 months.

      British Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his policy is on the retrospective applicability of legislation of constitutional significance, with particular reference to the application of...

      Building Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the annual cost of the Building Democracy grant scheme.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether offenders' travelling time to and from community payback is counted within the number of hours set out in their community sentence.

      Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have breached community payback or unpaid work equivalent conditions in each of the last three years; and of these how many received a...

      Constitutions: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has considered the merits of undertaking a review of academic research relating to the constitutional status of Cornwall.

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of those found guilty of causing death by dangerous driving (a) did not have a current driving licence, (b) were banned...

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of those found guilty of death by dangerous driving had a previous conviction for dangerous driving in the last period for...

      Dangerous Driving: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the maximum sentence for causing death by dangerous driving whilst under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) illegal drugs.

      Data Protection: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prosecutions for (a) unauthorised computer access, (b) unauthorised modification of data, (c) obstructing the Information Commissioner,...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government Departments,...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first-class air travel are permitted to (i) travel...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 240-41W, on departmental aviation, what...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished...

      Departmental Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contracts his Department has with cleaning services providers; and what the hourly rate of pay for cleaners working in his Department is.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 680W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12...

      Departmental Postal Services

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

      Departmental Public Participation

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

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the differences are between citizens' summits and citizens' juries.

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to adopt a principle of data minimisation in the information the Government collect and hold on citizens.

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 873W, on departmental retirement, how many...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average delay before offenders convicted of offences of domestic violence or abuse commenced integrated domestic abuse programmes was in each...

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what...

      Driving Offences: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) fined for speeding in each London borough in each year since 2000; and what proportion of those offences...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the...

      Elections: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 9-11WS, on consultation on weekend voting, what the evidential...

      Elections: Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what dispensations are granted to parish and town councils to enable them to hold elections without issuing polling cards to the electorate.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2008, Official Report, columns 902-3W, on the electoral register, which local authorities (a) do and (b) do not (i)...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to extending the arrangements for completion of the electoral register in force in Northern Ireland to the rest of the UK.

      Electoral Register: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 26 June 2008, Official Report, column 473W, on the electoral register:...

      General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the marginal cost of holding general elections at weekends.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 957W, on home information packs, (1) how...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate the Land Registry made of the average house price in London in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2007 and (c) the most recent period for which...

      Limitation of Actions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2008, Official Report, column 389W, on limitation of actions, whether the issues to be resolved include a further...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates courts there were in each local authority area in England and Wales in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent period for which...

      Magistrates: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions were brought against individuals fraudulently claiming to be magistrates in each of the last 10 years.

      Magistrates: Warley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates there are on the Warley magistrates' bench; and how many live in postcode areas (a) B65, (b) B66, (c) B67, (d) B68 and (e) B69.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary will respond to the letter from the hon. Member for St. Albans of 3 June 2008 on the provision of information on...

      Mortgages: Arrears

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions his Department has had with the Civil Justice Council on their proposed pre-action protocol on mortgage arrears; and if he will...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Probation Association on the future structure of the National Probation Service.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget for the National Probation Service for 2008-09 is; and what the projected budgets for 2009-10 and 2010-11 are.

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost of rolling out the Delius IT system to all probation areas in England and Wales.

      Offenders: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to provide incentives to employers to train or employ former offenders as part of resettlement programmes.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what support his Department provides to local authorities in resettling former offenders, with particular reference to the provision of housing and...

      Offensive Weapons: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted for offences relating to the illegal possession of knives in a public place in the Humberside police area in each year...

      Office of the Public Guardian: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff the Office of the Public Guardian were employed to process applications for lasting power of attorney in (a) October 2007 and...

      Parental Compensation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) mothers and (b) fathers were issued with a parental compensation order in respect of a child aged under 10 years in each of the last two...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 September 2008, Official Report, column 2028W, on political parties: finance, whether his Department plans to publish...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners aged (i) over 21, (ii) between 18 and 21 and (iii) under 18 remain in custody having completed their...

      Prisoners: Voting Rights

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

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the maximum prison population was in each of the last 10 years.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many violent offences committed by prisoners on other prisoners in each of the last five years resulted in (a) the prisoner being dealt with...

      Probation Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to increase the number of First Wave Probation Trusts.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many former prisoners re-offended within 12 months of release in (a) Lancashire and (b) nationally in each of the last five years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of any materials his Department has distributed to schools since its inception.

      Secure Training Centres: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times restraint has been used in secure training centres for the purpose of (a) ensuring good order, (b) preventing a child from escaping from...

      Solicitors Regulation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has received the report of Lord Ouseley into allegations of racism in the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the consultation on weekend voting offers distinct options of Saturday, Sunday and both Saturday and Sunday and only a single weekday option.

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the turnout rate at (a) national and (b) local elections among (i) men and (ii) women in the latest period for which...

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) men and (b) women voted in the 2005 general election.

      Voting Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what role he expects external opinion research firms to play in the Citizens' Summit on weekend voting.

      Voting Methods: Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for voting pilots in the 2009 local elections; and what assessment he has made of the effect of moving the date of the 2009 local...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

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

      Young Offender Institutions: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of children in young offender institutions are (a) white, (b) black and (c) Asian.

      Young Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of sentence was for young offenders convicted for offences involving (a) violence against a person, (b) burglary, (c) robbery,...

  • Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passengers took flights from London Gatwick Airport to (a) Birmingham, (b) Manchester, (c) Edinburgh and (d) Glasgow in each of the last...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assumptions her Department made in calculating the price elasticity of demand for air travel in its (a) 2007 publication UK Air Passenger Demand...

      Aviation: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to improve air travel for disabled passengers.

      Aviation: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what projection of oil prices per barrel for (a) 2010, (b) 2020 and (c) 2030 were used in the calculations contained in her Department's publication...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to encourage greater global usage of sustainable biofuels.

      Bus Services: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many pensioners have applied for free national bus passes in (a) Bolton and (b) England.

      Coventry Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps the Government has taken to increase passenger numbers at Coventry Airport; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments,...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what types of data have been sold by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many applications (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many notifications (a) her Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what use (a) her Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in her Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 919W, on departmental home working, if she will make it her policy to collate and...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on mobile telephones in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the location is of each office occupied by (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii)...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in her Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people her Department employs who have an annual salary of over £100,000.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to her Department in 2007-08, based on...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 414W, on departmental retirement, how many requests to work beyond the standard...

      Departmental Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 10 July 2008, Official Report, column 1754W, on departmental television, whether staff...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether staff of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in...

      Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many multi-purpose test centres will be operational (a) by 29 September 2008 and (b) in January 2009; (2) if she will assess whether the...

      Driving Under Influence: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents have been caused by drivers under the influence of either alcohol or drugs in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b)...

      Driving Under Influence: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many deaths were caused by drivers under the influence of (a) alcohol and (b) prohibited drugs in each of the last 10 years.

      Driving: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent comparative research has been (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated by her Department on the effect of using (i) hands-free mobile...

      East London Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions she has held with the Mayor of London on the completion of phase two of the East London line extension.

      East London Line: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when she plans to authorise the release of the funds for the phase 2 extension of the East London line.

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many officials in her Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of European Union...

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) when she plans to publish the 54 decibel noise exposure contour maps for (a) easterly and westerly preference and (b) landings on the northern...

      HM Coastguard: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which HM Coastguard units, including air assets, are tasked to cover the North Lancashire and Cumbria coastline during a typical 24 hour period.

      HM Coastguard: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines her Department issues on response times by HM Coastguard vessels to incidents.

      London Underground: Public Private Partnership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2008, Official Report, columns 163-4W, on London Underground: Public Private Partnership, what response she has...

      Morning Star

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1191W, on the Morning Star, which division of her...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many people have (a) contested and (b) contested successfully a late licensing penalty received from the Driver and Vehicle Licensing...

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fines have been levied by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency for failure to notify a change of ownership of a vehicle in the last 12...

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what steps the Government plan to take to reduce deaths and injuries of motorcyclists; (2) what recent steps the Government have taken to reduce...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating to the...

      Parking: Stoke-On-Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding is available to Stoke-on-Trent city council to expand its car-sharing and lorry parking scheme over the next five years.

      Pedestrian Areas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if she will make an assessment of the potential impact of introducing audible automatic and manual warning signals for electric scooters and similar...

      Railways: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains are assigned to the transport of nuclear flasks (a) from Bradwell and (b) Sizewell nuclear power stations to Sellafield via the Great...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many road traffic accidents were reported in each London borough in each year since 1997.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many reported deaths from traffic accidents there were in (a) Romsey constituency, (b) the city of Southampton, (c) the non-metropolitan county...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans she has to make road traffic accident investigation reports accessible to the public.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what progress has been made on the Road Safety After 2010 Strategy; and when she plans to publish the strategy; (2) what groups and...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who the members of the Road Safety Advisory Panel are; what the output of the panel was in each of the last 12 months; and how often the panel meets.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what allocation her Department has made for expenditure on road safety in the next 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

      Roads: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 927W, on roads: surveys, if she will...

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much her Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent County...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what arrangements her Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Transport: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage technological advance in the transport industry.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) financial, (b) political and (c) security benefits and costs to the UK of supporting...

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the political situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina was on the agenda of the General Affairs and External Relations Council...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political and security situation in Bosnia-Herzegovina; and if he will make a statement.

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the future of the Office of the high representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina and its status beyond the end of...

      British Council: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the British Council has spent on rebranding in the last 24 months.

      Brunei: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) when he last visited Brunei; what recent steps he has taken to strengthen United Kingdom economic, commercial, cultural...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how the Government plans to engage with China on human rights over the next three years.

      China: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what projects the Government funds in China to encourage (a) development of a legal system, (b) good governance, (c) respect...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly...

      Departmental Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 1003W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff from public relations or public affairs firms or consultancies have been seconded to his Department and its...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000...

      Diego Garcia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, columns 932-3W, on Diego Garcia: detainees, what reports his Department...

      Diego Garcia: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2008, Official Report, columns 932-3W, on Diego Garcia: detainees, if he will place in the...

      Diplomatic Immunity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 June 2008, Official Report, columns 34-36WS, on diplomatic immunity...

      Diplomatic Service: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what properties are (a) owned and (b) rented or leased by his Department in (i) Israel, (ii) Malta, (iii) the Holy See and...

      Diplomatic Service: Parking Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 June 2008, Official Report, columns 32-34WS, on diplomatic missions...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the UK paid in fines for non-implementation or inadequate implementation of EU directives in each year since 1997.

      European Union: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials worked in the UK Permanent Representative to the EU in each year since 1978.

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what items from the Government Art Collection are located in his Ministerial residence in 1 Carlton Gardens.

      Great Britain-China Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of how the Chinese authorities view the work of the Great Britain-China Centre.

      International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of (a) the level of Serbian co-operation with the International Criminal Tribunal for the former...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Iran urging the release of six members of the Baha'í community...

      Iran: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Iranian authorities on the detention on charges of apostasy of Mahmoud...

      Iraq: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further investigations he has undertaken or has supported into whether the Anfal campaign of Saddam Hussein in 1987-88 was...

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Kosovo, with particular reference to the safety of returning...

      Mauritania: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to promote peace in Mauritania.

      Mauritania: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government have taken to protect Britons living in and visiting Mauritania since the recent coup in that country.

      Morocco: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the indigenous people of Western Sahara receive licensing revenues or aid...

      Morocco: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government regard the waters off the coast of Western Sahara as international waters; and what the status is of UK...

      Morocco: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether provisions relating to human rights will be included in the EU agreement with Morocco on advanced status.

      Morocco: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Government of Morocco on the export of phosphate from the Bou Craa mine in Western Sahara;...

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the occupation of Western Sahara by Morocco will be raised in his discussions with Morocco on advanced status.

      Morocco: Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the EU-Moroccan Association Agreement provides for special arrangements for products originating from the Western Sahara...

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals his Department will put forward at the 2009 Preparatory Committee Meeting of the 2010 Review Conference on the...

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his assessment is of the effects of the recent decision by the Nuclear Suppliers Group to support a nuclear agreement...

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage India to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty; and if he will make a statement.

      Official Gifts: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the policy of the Government is on receipt of wild animals as diplomatic gifts.

      Pakistan: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to voice concerns with the Government of Pakistan on recent reports of the abduction of two Christian...

      Paraguay: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the state of relations between the United Nations and Paraguay; and if he will make a statement.

      Progressive Governance Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on the Heads of Government...

      Progressive Governance Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on the Heads of Government...

      Progressive Governance Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 595W, on the Heads of Government...

      Sri Lanka: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps have been taken following the attack on a staff member of the British High Commission in Sri Lanka on 30 June; and if...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1658W, what premium...

      UK-France Helicopter Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on the UK-France helicopter initiative since its announcement; and if he will make a statement.

      Ukraine: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to (a) promote the remembrance and (b) increase public awareness of the 1932-33 Holodomor in Ukraine, as...

      USA: Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement as to what representations the UK Mission in Washington DC has made to (a) members of the US...

      Vatican: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent on (a) refurbishment, (b) redecorations and (c) furnishings for (i) the embassy and (ii) HM...

      Vatican: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) entertainment budget was and (b) allowances were of HM Ambassador to the Holy See in each year since 2006.

      Vatican: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has for the future of the British embassy in the Holy See; and if he will make a statement.

      Vatican: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff were employed by the British embassy in the Holy See in each year since 2006; at what grade each was employed;...

      Western Sahara: Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to ensure that fishing by Scottish trawlers in the waters of Western Sahara does not conflict with the UN...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the UK embassy in Morocco takes to monitor the human rights situation in the Western Sahara; and when UK diplomats...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on whether MINURSO should be mandated to monitor human rights in the Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the treatment of Saharawis by Moroccan police following a Saharawi demonstration in Dakhla on...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will meet representatives of the Polisario Front to discuss the resolution of conflict over the Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had at EU level on (a) Saharawi rights and (b) the resolution of the Western Sahara situation;...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had (a) with the UN and (b) at EU level on allegations of illegal exploitation of mineral resources in...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likelihood of a referendum in Western Sahara on independence; and if he will make a statement.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on (a) the EU granting advanced status to Morocco and (b) the political process in the Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of Mr. Peter van Walsum's briefing to the UN Security Council, UN Doc. S/2006/817 on 16 October...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rounds have been fired by British forces in Afghanistan since October 2007, broken down by type of ammunition used.

    • Afghanistan: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have been wounded in Afghanistan as a result of (a) friendly fire, (b) accident and (c) enemy action in each year since 2001.

      Afghanistan: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Chinese nationals fighting alongside the Taliban have been killed or taken into custody as part of UK military operations in Operation Herrick.

      Afghanistan: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with his Chinese counterpart on the security of the China-Afghanistan border against (a) drugs, (b) arms and (c) people...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK nationals have been taken into custody following military operations as part of Operation Herrick in Afghanistan.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost for fuel for the recently ordered aircraft carriers in the first 12 months of their operation; and what cost of oil...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is intended to man both the Future Aircraft Carriers simultaneously.

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what sources of funding there are for the increase in compensation payments outlined in the Service Personnel Command Paper.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many UK personnel were deployed on operations on the most recent date for which figures are available, broken down by location; (2) how many...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which tasks have been completed by 7 Regiment Air Army Corps in the last six months.

      Armed Forces: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received on the practice of beasting in the Royal Welsh Regiment; which senior officers (a) have been admonished and (b) are the...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the annual cost of employing an (a) Unit Welfare Officer and (b) padre is.

      Armed Forces: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision his Department has made for research and development expenditure on (a) manned contact aircraft, (b) Future Surface Combatant, (c) next...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many members of (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force were recruited from (i) Cumbria and (ii) Copeland in the last...

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of members of HM armed forces from (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland completing their military...

      Armed Forces: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel (a) were stationed in Scotland, (b) were serving with a Scottish regiment, (c) were serving with a regiment whose home base...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training airborne jumps were conducted by service personnel in the armed forces in each month since November 2007, broken down by type of aircraft.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 19 July 2006, Official Report, column 505W, on armoured vehicles, what progress has been made in securing delivery of...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on taking forward the disarmament laboratory initiative at AWE Aldermaston; what the total budget allocated to the project is;...

      BAE Mantis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the in-service date for the Mantis unmanned aerial vehicle.

      Bye-Law Review Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms of reference are of the Army's Byelaws Review Team.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) deaths and (b) injuries of service personnel resulted from cluster munitions and other similar ordnances in each of the last five years.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cluster munitions were deactivated (a) in the field of action and (b) amongst UK stores of weapons in each year since 1997, broken down by...

      Dangerously Ill Forwarding of Relatives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the standard Dangerously Ill Forwarding of Relatives (DILFOR UK) payment was in the latest period for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which 10 companies have supplied his Department with the most equipment in the last 12 months; and what the UK-based workforce is of each company.

      Defence Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans are in place for the re-investment of capital generated by the sale of land identified as disposable in the Defence Estates Development Plan.

      Defence Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what acreage of land is owned by his Department and used for non-military agricultural purposes; and for what reasons such land is held.

      Defence Training Review Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the value of the contract for package 1 of the Defence Training Review programme is.

      Defence: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) who has (a) contributed resources to, (b) offered to develop and (c) taken part in online polls relating to the Defence Dynamics e-learning...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments,...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished...

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1169W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many houses owned by his Department in each location in Argyll and Bute constituency are empty; and how many years it is since each was last occupied.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of materials his Department has distributed to schools in the last three years.

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed...

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects of the Equality Act 2006 on redundancy terms for employees at Devonport Dockyard aged 50 years and over.

      EC Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 449W, on EU defence policy, how many departmental (a) military and (b) civilian...

      Edf

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF energy; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF energy...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and...

      First Sea Lord

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the elements of the First Sea Lord's job which the post holder would (a) be unable to conduct and (b) find difficulty in...

      Future Rapid Effect System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Future Rapid Effects System programme was discussed at the meetings between the Minister for Defence Equipment and Support and GDUK on 13...

      Iraq: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are to establish a Status of Forces Agreement with the government of Iraq.

      Iraq: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Oral Statement made by the Prime Minister on 22 July 2008, on Iraq, (1) when Operation Charge of the Guards (a) commenced and (b)...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 19 February 2007, Official Report, column 304W, on Iraq: peace keeping operations, what recent reports he has received...

      Kosovo: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many patrols of each type were conducted by the 2 Battalion, The Rifles during their recent deployment to Kosovo.

      Kosovo: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel were (a) injured and (b) wounded during the 2 Battalion, The Rifles recent deployment to Kosovo.

      Kosovo: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rounds of each type of ammunition were fired by the 2 Battalion, The Rifles during their recent deployment to Kosovo.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there are plans to pool the burden of the (a) maintenance, (b) provision of spare parts and (c) any other requirements for the future...

      Military Flying Training System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any savings will have been forgone as a result of the time taken to sign the Military Flying Training System contract; and if he will make a...

      Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what evaluation was made of the compatibility with the United Kingdom obligations under Article 1 of the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NPT) when...

      Open Skies Treaty: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with his Russian counterpart on Russia's continuing cooperation on the Open Skies Treaty.

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the enhanced repair and maintenance facility for military equipment at RAF St. Athan will have the capability to repair and maintain road...

      Sandhurst

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which countries cadets have attended RMA Sandhurst in the last three years.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) SA-80 assault rifles, (b) 9mm Browning pistols and (c) other weapons, listed by type, were reported (i) lost or missing and later...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to the letter of 29 July from the hon. Member for Henley regarding a constituent, Alan Hill, and the sale of property by the...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Accountancy: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will take steps to ensure that people may only advertise their services as accountants once they have undertaken...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Home Office, (b) the Treasury, (c) HM Revenue and Customs and...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the findings contained in the Office of Fair Trading's market study of personal current...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people have filed for personal bankruptcy by region in each of the last four quarters for which figures are...

      Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many companies were removed from the (a) Register of Companies in England and Wales and (b) Register of...

      Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications to have a company removed from the (a) Register of Companies in England and Wales and (b)...

      Day Care: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimates he has made of the number and proportion of child day-care establishments that pay at least one member...

      Defence Export Services Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the operating costs of the Defence Export Services Organisation were in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air...

      Departmental Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions his Department and its predecessor instructed the Treasury Solicitor to seek leave to appeal to...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i)...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the five most serious disciplinary breaches have been in his Department in the last 12 months; and what action...

      Departmental Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1320W, on departmental home working, if he will make...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the average pay per hour worked by (a) permanent and (b) temporary staff in his...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and...

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what public consultation exercises were undertaken by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the...

      Family Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to reduce the regulatory burdens on family businesses.

      Herbal Medicine: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment the Better Regulation Executive has made of the impact of the Traditional Herbal Medicinal Products...

      Herbal Medicine: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the Better Regulation Executive was consulted by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency about...

      Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many working days were lost as a result of strikes in (a) each parliamentary constituency in Cornwall, (b) the...

      Innovation: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions he has had with the Department of Health on the potential implications for the (a) urology market,...

      Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the adequacy of market provision of insurance services for particular age groups.

      Investment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage business investment in the West Midlands.

      Investment: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage international corporations to base businesses in the West Midlands.

      Manufacturing Industries: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to support manufacturing companies in London.

      Minimum Wage: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 10 July 2008, Official Report, column 1730W, on...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effect of Ordnance Survey's licensing terms on trends in business take-up of its...

      Political Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was in each political fund of each trades union in the most recent period for which figures are available,...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many post office branches have experienced temporary closures of more than one month in the last five years for...

      Post Offices: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations from hon. Members on the Devon post office closures programme have been received by the Post...

      Postal Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the appropriateness and transparency of handling fees charged to UK customers by...

      Public Houses: EU Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will review (a) the effects of tied lease agreements for pubs on (i) competition and (ii) bar prices and (b)...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what research his Department has undertaken into the functions of regional development agencies in the last four years.

      Regional Development Agencies: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many staff there are in managerial posts in each regional development agency (RDA); what pay scales apply to...

      Regional Development Agencies: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what expenditure was incurred by regional development agencies in maintaining offices overseas in 2007-08; and what...

      Regional Development Agencies: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 11 June 2008, Official Report, column 15WS, on regional development...

      Regional Development Agencies: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent research has been carried out by his Department into the procedures for small and medium enterprises to...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 329W, on...

      Retail Trade: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the Government's response to the Competition Commission's inquiry into grocery retailing of 29 July...

      Small Businesses: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of small businesses owned by black and ethnic minority people.

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department spent on services in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d)...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are...

      TICC: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many employees were made redundant when TICC Ltd went into liquidation; how many received compensation from public...

      Trading Funds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which representatives of the private sector the shareholder executive team (a) has met and (b) plans to meet as part...

      UK Trade and Investment: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform who is on the UK Trade and Investment Defence Advisory Group.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • ABL Consulting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department has a contract with ABL Consulting.

    • Arc Manche Assembly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings of the Arc Manche Assembly representatives of (a) her Department and (b) the Government Offices attended in the...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of greenfield development on carbon dioxide emissions.

      Community Development: Newcastle Upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what further assessment her Department plans to make of the performance of Pathfinder in the Newcastle area in meeting the needs...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the rules for the (a) liability and (b) the tariff rate for the Community Infrastructure Levy will be centrally or...

      Community Relations: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 19W, on community...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department provided for the improvement of standards in council housing in each year since 1997.

      Council Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether her Department has made an estimate of the average length of time a family has been on a socially provided housing...

      Council Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of socially provided homes that will need to be adapted for disabled...

      Council Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of progress in applying the decent homes standard to occupied council houses flooded in 2007 and...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether billing authorities will have a liability for the administrative costs of rebilling in circumstances similar to the...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which councils reduced their absolute rate of council tax for 2008-09 compared to 2007-08.

      Council Tax: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what additional central funding has been given to local authorities to assist them in funding local council tax discounts for...

      Council Tax: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average band D 2008-09 council tax, (a) including and (b) excluding average parish precepts will be in each billing...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      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's Programme Board of the council tax...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what types of information are obtained from local authority building control and planning departments by the Valuation Office...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on advertising with general ledger account number 40001 in the most recent 12 month period for...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions:...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether those staff of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the location is of each office occupied by (a) her Department and its predecessor and (b) each of its agencies which has...

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of (a) the theft of her laptop, (b) the theft of her ministerial driver's mobile...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many consultants have been employed by her Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30 June 2008, Official Report, columns 621-22W, on...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use (a) her Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in her Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what level of expenditure may be undertaken by her Department without an approved purchase order.

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 622W, on departmental home working, if she will make it her...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what types of data have been sold by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons her Department terminated its funding for the International Centre of Excellence for Local E-Democracy.

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in her Department; how many residential dwellings...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to her...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on departmental...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) her Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications (a) her Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of...

      Deprivation Indicators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 23 June 2008, Official Report, columns 24-25W, on...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether planning policies for eco-towns will (a) include the provision of a community heating system and (b) include...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what minimum level of the Code for Sustainable Homes homes in eco-towns will have to meet.

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated timetable is for (a) outline and (b) final planning permission to be granted for the successful eco-town...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest timetable is for the decision to be made on selecting the final 10 eco-town bids.

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of whether local authorities may purchase land compulsorily for eco-towns to provide the land for...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the proposed Planning Policy Statement on eco-towns will be (a) locationally specific and (b) binding on local...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether supporting infrastructure for new eco-town developments will be considered to be of nationally significant importance.

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what visits and on what dates has she made to the locations proposed for the development of an eco-town in the last 12 months;...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effects of (a) changes in the housing market and (b) local opposition on her Departments...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if her Department will publish (a) a planning policy statement and (b) a sustainability strategy on eco-towns.

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 983W, on...

      Eco-towns Challenge Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 625W, on the...

      Eco-towns: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role she plans for (a) workplace parking taxes, (b) residential parking charges and (c) congestion taxes to play in...

      Eco-towns: Sites of Special Scientific Interest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to reject eco-town proposals where such development would cause indirect, irreparable damage to...

      Eco-towns: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. member for Bognor Regis and Littlehampton of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what contracts (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies...

      Empty Homes Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department has provided for the Empty Homes Agency in each year since the Agency was established; and what...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty (a) residential and (b) commercial properties there are in (i) St. Albans, (ii) London and (iii) England; and...

      Empty Property: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 625W, on empty...

      Empty Property: Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the empty dwellings in England were flats in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Empty Property: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment (a) her Department and (b) the Valuation Office Agency has made of whether businesses are demolishing...

      Empty Property: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether properties which are (a) boarded up and (b) without a roof are liable for empty property business rates.

      English Partnerships: Brahm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many payments English Partnerships has made to Brahm for public affairs, public relations or stakeholder engagement...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in her Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's resource accounts for 2006-07 what the fines are that her Department (a) has received and...

      Fire Extinguishers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken to encourage people to put fire extinguishers in their homes.

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps the Government has taken to encourage people to take precautions to prevent fires; (2) what steps the...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hoax 999 calls were answered by the fire service in London in the last period for which figures are available.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on requiring local fire and rescue authorities to move their operations into a regional fire control centre...

      Fire Services: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government spent on modernising equipment used by the Fire Service in 2007-08.

      Fire Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average annual (a) revenue and (b) capital cost to the public purse of a fire service helicopter was in the last...

      Fire Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the publication of the updated business case for the South West Regional Fire Control Centre.

      Fire Services: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps the Government has taken to improve training facilities for the Fire Service.

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to assist first-time buyers with property purchases; and how many first-time buyers she...

      First Time Buyers: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of first-time buyers who purchased a home in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland...

      Flats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of newly-built dwellings were flats in each year since 1996-97.

      Greenbelt: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 1 July 2008, Official Report, columns 790-91W, on green...

      Greenbelt: Guildford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her statement of 11 July 2007, Official Report, columns 1449-51, on protecting the Green Belt, if she will...

      Hazardous Substances: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to amend land use planning rules around major hazard sites following the recommendations of the Buncefield...

      Hazardous Substances: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what national guidance she issues on the location of hazardous waste management facilities.

      Heathrow Airport: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what approval for the introduction of mixed mode at Heathrow airport would be required from (a) the Infrastructure Planning...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 30 June 2008, Official Report, columns 626-27W, on home...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what penalties may be imposed upon a householder not completing, in whole or in part, information on a Property Information...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will use her powers under section 162 of the Housing Act 2004 to suspend the requirement to produce a home information...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what categories of (a) men and (b) women are entitled to receive housing under statutory homelessness regulations; and...

      Homelessness: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many private sector homes for homeless people were used in each of the last five years by Castle Point Borough Council...

      Homelessness: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department provided to Castle Point borough council to support its provision of housing for registered homeless...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many 16 and 17 year-olds (a) applied for and (b) received homelessness assistance in each housing authority in England in...

      Housing Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department plans to review the effects of open plan planning policy on large housing estates.

      Housing: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent to support advice services for homeowners in each of the last three years; and how much (a) has...

      Housing: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance has been given by (a) local and (b) national government to individual householders whose properties were...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the average annual volume of carbon dioxide emissions from domestic dwellings for designated level...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the target dates are for all (a) new build private sector homes and (b) new build social housing to meet (i) Level 4 and...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government have taken to ensure developers take account of the wishes of the local community.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken to encourage developers to provide amenities for the local community.

      Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of homes required to house key workers in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in...

      Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many private home owners have received disability adaptation grants in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in the last five...

      Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department has identified any suitable properties that could be purchased under the unsold stock programme within...

      Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home repossessions there were in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland in the last five years.

      Housing: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of socially provided homes that will be needed to meet housing needs...

      Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will produce a privacy impact assessment on her Department's proposals to allow access to the Energy Performance...

      Housing: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken to provide sufficient affordable housing for people with disabilities.

      Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 791W, on housing:...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects those affected by recent floods to be able to return to their homes.

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the average house price in London in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2007 and (c) the most...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what total spending was on (a) newly built and (b) renovated social housing in each of the last 20 years at constant 2008...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what access the Valuation Office Agency has to the National Register of Social Housing.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what property attributes the National Register of Social Housing will collect in 2008-09.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much has been allocated to support the Rent to Homebuy scheme; and over what period the allocation has been made; (2)...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the National Register of Social Housing will including property attributes from shared ownership dwellings.

      Housing: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she gives to local authorities on consulting local residents who live in the vicinity of homes used to house...

      Housing: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 955W, on housing: planning permission, what the name was...

      Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the availability of qualified contractors to undertake urgent repair work required following the...

      Housing: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of (a) social housing and (b) private housing were completed in Slough in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties in Slough have been improved under the Decent Homes programme in each year of the programme; and how many...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in (a) Slough, (b) the South East and (c) England have been improved to the Decent Homes standard in each year...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 18 March 2008, Official Report, column 971W, on housing:...

      Housing: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken to increase the provision of affordable housing in the West Midlands.

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest timetable is for the commencement and conclusion of the review of the Infrastructure Planning Commission's role...

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the operational start date for the Infrastructure Planning Commission is.

      INTERACT II Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role her Department has in the INTERACT II programme.

      Local Authorities: Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the sum spent by local authorities in England on ornamental plants and seeds in the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average budget of a local authority in England was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 26 June 2008, Official Report, columns 31-32WS, on local government, what the...

      Local Government: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on unitary restructuring of local government in Gloucestershire from hon. Members...

      Local Government: Lowestoft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on local identities of moving Lowestoft from Suffolk into Norfolk as part of the...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 349W, on local...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the public sector deficit of local government pensions in England and Wales is.

      Local Government: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she plans to change the Widdecombe rules on the participation of senior officers in party political activity.

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for local authorities to review and amend their executive structures according to the new executive models...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for further unitary restructuring of local government.

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effects of the changes made in response to the Local Government Efficiency Review led by Sir...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what performance targets or indicators the Standard Board sets for local authority monitoring officers; and whether these are...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what obligations local authorities are under to provide performance management information to the Standards Board.

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on identifying and reporting annual efficiency gains.

      London Fire Brigade: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what systems are operated by the fire control network in London; what plans there are for the London Fire Service to procure...

      Mayor of London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Town and Country Planning (Local Development) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2008, which individuals...

      Millennium Dome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of the Millennium Dome to public funds (a) was in 2007-08 and (b) is expected to be in 2008-09; and how much the...

      Ministerial Corrections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Written Ministerial Statement of 20 June 2008, Official Report, column 63WS, on a correction to a...

      Mortgages: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department has made an estimate of the number of families which are more than three months in arrears with mortgage...

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to reduce the number of housing repossessions; and if she will make a statement.

      Multi Area Agreements: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the speech by the Minister for Local Government to the Local Government Association conference on 2 July 2008,...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a residential house may be used as a house of multiple occupation involving five or more residents without planning...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities have to enter private properties which are subject to (a) discretionary and (b) mandatory...

      Multiple Occupation: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department holds on the number of unlicensed houses of multiple occupation used by Castle Point Borough...

      New Deal For Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on the New Deal for Communities in each year since it was established; and what the budget is for each of the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the proposed minimum rateable value threshold for liability for business rate supplements will be increased in 2010...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of changes in business rates on rates of business closures.

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the increase in (a) aggregate rateable values and (b) annual revenue from the Valuation Office...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Valuation Office Agency decided to revalue business properties in the Port of Hull; what back-dated changes to business...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column...

      Non-governmental Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings (a) the Minister for Local Government and (b) the Minister for Housing has had with (i) non-governmental...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 629W, on...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on...

      Optimisa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research her Department has commissioned from Andrew Irving Associates or its parent company Optimisa in the last 12...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Ordnance Survey plans to use hectares as a unit of measurement.

      Ordnance Survey: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what use Ordnance Survey makes of ACORN data from CACI Ltd.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance she has issued on the role of the Local Government Ombudsman in oversight of the functions of parish councils; and...

      Parish Councils: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 350W, on parish...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) gross and (b) net income from parking for each local authority in England was in 1996-97.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the aggregate gross income from local authority parking services in England was in each year since 1996-97.

      Partner Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications to become partner organisations her Department has received in the last 12 months; and how many such...

      Partner Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department will provide to partner organisations in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Personal Records: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what personal information the Audit Commission will be entitled to access as part of the National Fraud Initiative.

      Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the new edition of planning guidance PPS6 will be a draft version; and what the timetable is for publication and...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the appropriateness of using section 106 powers to levy an across-the-board planning obligation...

      Planning: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the introduction of local member review bodies to replace planning appeals by the Planning...

      Planning: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 24 June 2008, Official Report, column 265W, on licensing laws, how...

      Planning: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2008, Official Report, column 2206W, on planning: South East, what her latest estimate...

      Planning: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2008, Official Report, column 2206W, on planning: South East, what steps have been made...

      Planning: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 17 September 2008, Official Report, column 2206W, on planning: South East, if she will make it her...

      Planning: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 20 June 2008, Official Report, column 1241W, on planning:...

      Property Development: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1063W,...

      Property Development: Sittingbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Sittingbourne Light Railway Group participated in the key stakeholder discussions which gave rise to the Cluster Study...

      Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 269-70W, on public...

      Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 269-70W, on public...

      Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 269-70W, on public...

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 351W, on public...

      Recycling: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the fire risk from recycling sacks or boxes left near doorsteps in blocks of flats.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1141W, on regional spatial...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1141W, on regional spatial...

      Regional Planning and Development: Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 25 June 2008, Official Report, column 329W, on regional...

      Regional Planning and Development: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effect on carbon dioxide emissions of the spatial planning decisions in each regional...

      Regional Planning And Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the publication of (a) her proposed changes to the South East Regional Spatial Strategy and (b) the...

      Regional Planning And Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to remove from the final version of the South East Plan any proposals to remove green belt...

      Regional Planning And Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hectares of green belt land are scheduled for (a) review and (b) deletion in the most recent version of the South...

      Regional Planning And Development: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2008, whether the Government Office for the South West has issued instructions to local...

      Rented Housing: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families with children have been evicted as a result of anti-social behaviour in each local authority area in each of...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward proposals for measures to allow local authorities to raise finance against their assets to purchase...

      Right To Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will adjust right-to-buy discounts to take account of changes in house prices since 1997.

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames...

      Sportsgrounds: Eltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the future of the Gaelic Sports Ground in Eltham following the High Court judgement to uphold...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements her Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Tenants Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what statutory protection exists for people (a) living in poor conditions and (b) experiencing bullying or harassment from...

      Tenants Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations she has received on people living in almshouses who were (a) living in poor conditions and (b)...

      Tenants Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to ensure that social housing tenants who do not choose to opt into arms length management organisation...

      Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the first anniversary of the Prime Minister's speech of 29 November 2007 to the Thames Gateway...

      Thames Gateway: Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1171W, on Thames Gateway: annual reports, when the hard copy...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many property details relating to domestic dwellings were updated as a result of a CR10 review by the Valuation Office...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Valuation Office Agency has to revise its Charter in relation to cold-calling following the recent ruling by the...

      Valuation Office: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column...

      Valuation Office: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 493W, on Valuation Office: maps, if she will place in the...

      Zero Carbon Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Blaenau Gwent of 12 June 2008, Official Report, column 503W, on the Zero Carbon...

  • Treasury

    • Aggregates Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions his Department has had with the British Aggregates Association on the Opinion of 17 July of Advocate General Mengozzi of the European...

    • Capital Gains Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of introducing a retirement relief on capital gains tax of (a) £100,000, (b) £250,000, (c)...

      Car Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the mileage rate permitted for expenses claims above which tax may be applied.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the chequer pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 230W, on council tax: valuation, what the cost to the public purse was of the work on the...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel in...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished in...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 128W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list each type of data that has been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on mobile telephones in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they...

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many hours of overtime were worked by staff in each pay grade in his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Overtime

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 Responsibilities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Minister has responsibility for each of his Department's public service agreement targets.

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the effect of sterling/euro exchange rate changes on the UK net contribution to the EU in (a) each of the last...

      EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and consequent...

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the changes to vehicle excise duty introduced in the 2008 Budget on the value of second hand cars.

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration his Department has given to the introduction of a derogation from road tax increases for working farm vehicles.

      Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff, Central of 2 July 2008, Official Report, columns 964-65, on fraud, what cases referred to in the...

      Higher Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people his Department employs who have an annual salary of over £100,000.

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment the Valuation Office Agency has made of the average house price in London in (a) April 2006, (b) April 2007 and (c) the most recent...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: valuation, if he will...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, and to the hon. Member for Brentwood...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Valuation Office Agency has allocated for data capture in 2008-09.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 18 June 2008, Official Report, column 988W, on housing: valuation, what the average area of each...

      Income Tax: Prisoners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions income tax has been repaid to people in custody in the last three years.

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of the personal allowance for income tax would be in the 2008-09 tax year if it had been increased in line with the Retail Price Index since 1972.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effect on revenue to the Exchequer of decreasing the basic rate of income tax by (a) one penny, (b) two pence, (c) three pence,...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether hon. Members who report alleged instances of employers paying wages at rates below the national minimum wage are routinely informed of steps taken...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken on enforcement of provisions relating to the national minimum wage; and if he will make a statement.

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fines have been issued to employers for paying employees at rates below the national minimum wage in (a) England, (b) Wakefield district and (c)...

      Mortgage Relief

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what spending was on tax reliefs under the mortgage interest relief at source scheme in each of the last 20 years, broken down by (a) type of tenancy and...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how vehicles retro-fitted with a hydrogen kit are treated for vehicle excise duty purposes; what tax banding applies to such vehicles; and if he will make a...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date he was first advised by Goldman Sachs that under the best case scenario for Northern Rock the related costs to the Exchequer would be at least...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what planning applications were made by his Department between 2001-02 and 2006-07; and for what purpose in each case.

      Revenue and Customs: Job Satisfaction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library the full results of each of the staff satisfaction surveys at HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 234W, on Revenue and Customs: Rightmove, what the timetable is for the operational decision...

      Revenue and Customs: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 234W, on Revenue and Customs: Rightmove, when the contracts expire; and whether the...

      Revenue and Customs: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will visit the HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend-on-Sea to meet (a) staff and (b) union representatives to discuss the number of staff...

      Revenue and Customs: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will maintain 2,000 jobs in HM Revenue and Customs offices in Southend; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of materials his Department has distributed to schools in the last three years.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect of trends in the levels of house prices on stamp duty receipts.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many homes qualified for the zero carbon home stamp duty relief since its inception, broken down by constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Stamp Duty: Marriage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the effects of the application of stamp duty to the transfer of property on the separation of unmarried...

      Stress

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Taxation: Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effect on revenue to the Exchequer of (a) petroleum revenue tax and (b) value added tax from increased oil prices since the 2008...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 12 October 2006, Official Report, column 887W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and the...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 30 October 2006, Official Report, column 51W, on the Valuation Office Agency, how much has...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meeting of the Valuation Office Agency's National Ratepayers' Valuation Forum of 11 March 2008.

      Valuation Office: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 24 June 2008, Official Report, columns 258-9W, on the Valuation Office: databases,...

      Valuation Office: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1015W, on departmental ICT, what contracts with an IT...

      Valuation Office: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1106-07W, on the Valuation Office Agency:...

      Valuation Office: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19 June 2008, Official Report, columns 1106-07W, on the Valuation Office Agency:...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of tax credits in meeting their objectives in the last three years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Bolton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residents of Bolton North East constituency made a claim for a tax credit in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

      Welfare Tax Credits: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many cases of tax credit administration the computer system has been incapable of producing a result and the case has been transferred to manual...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer Question 210664 on vehicle excise duty tabled on 9 June 2008 by the hon. Member for Southend West; what the reason for the time...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 521W, on abortion, for what reasons a written record of discussions with the...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 330W, on abortion, if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance listed; and if...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2008, Official Report, column 330W, on abortion, on what date the document Good Practice Guidance for the Commissioning...

      Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the work undertaken by the Accidental Injury Prevention Programme in his Department; and how many...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account was taken of the conclusions of his Department's inter-departmental working group on sensible drinking published in December 1995 in...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on health of moderate alcohol consumption and its contribution to the prevention of coronary heart disease; and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the impact of alcohol consumption on public health on Merseyside, with...

      Ambulance Services: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hoax 999 calls were answered by ambulances in London in the last period for which figures are available.

      Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of patients with rheumatoid arthritis are expected to receive a second anti-TNF treatment used sequentially after the failure of a...

      British Fluoridation Society: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has provided to the British Fluoridation Society in the last three years; and whether the Society receives such funding on...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had about the future of cancer care in Merseyside and Cheshire; (2) what consideration he has given to improving...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which cancer networks (a) have and (b) do not have a patient information manager in place.

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what proportion of patients in care homes receiving nursing care (a) have their costs paid by a primary care trust through...

      Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice on what occasions the (a) Kensington and Chelsea Primary Care Trust and (b) Westminister Primary Care Trust have received from (i) his...

      Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice on what occasions the Chelsea and Westminister Hospital Foundation Trust has been given on the implementation of the policy of allowing...

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1777W, on child health who the suppliers are of information for appendices 4, 7,...

      Chiropody: Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what national guidelines are in place on the provision of free podiatry services for older people; and if he will make a statement; (2) what income...

      Chiropody: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2008, Official Report, column 523W, on chiropody, whether he plans to set consistent minimum standards for NHS...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will commission further epidemiological studies into common factors among those who have contracted variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease; and if...

      CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) deaths from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) and (b) new diagnoses of vCJD there have been since the period covered by the press...

      CJD: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were diagnosed with variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) after being born to mothers with vCJD in each of the last 10 years; and if...

      CJD: Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2008, Official Report, column 256W, on blood transfusions, how many infected tonsils so far analysed were from V-V or...

      CJD: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records he holds on the number of UK citizens who lived overseas who died from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease in the last 10 years.

      CJD: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what checks have been made by his Department following the Chief Dental Officer's advice that certain instruments used in endodontic work should only be...

      CJD: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department last issued a press release with monthly vCJD statistics; when he next expects to update the figures on his Department's website; what...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the roll-out of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme to be completed for all those eligible.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have yet to be included in the NHS bowel cancer screening programme for 60 to 69 year olds; and when he expects the programme to...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve take-up of the bowel cancer screening programme amongst hard to reach groups.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the size of the eligible population for bowel cancer screening, broken down by (a) screening hub and (b) sex.

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many faecal occult blood test kits were issued in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by (a)...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many completed faecal occult blood test kits were returned in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down by...

      Colorectal Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many completed faecal occult blood tests had positive results in each month since the start of the NHS bowel cancer screening programme, broken down...

      Cot Deaths: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding his Department provided for research into sudden infant death syndrome in 2007-08; (2) how much was spent by his Department on...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the money allocated to health and social care spending in the next five years has been allocated for implementation of the National Dementia...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued on the free provision of treatment by hygienists in NHS dental practices.

      Dental Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were charged extra dental treatment fees because a two-month period had elapsed between the start of their course of treatment and the end...

      Dental Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a dental appointment to (a) receive an examination and (b) continue treatment was in (i) Wakefield district (ii)...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government departments,...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether those staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (i) travel...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly occupied and (ii) refurbished...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or mishandling of personal...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in response to each breach.

      Departmental Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 937W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his policy to collate and maintain...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the full-time equivalent headcount of his Department is; and how many of his Department's staff are assigned to work on (a) public health and (b)...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2007-08,...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the Central Office...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 14 July 2008, Official Report, columns 193-4W, on departmental retirement, how...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (i) undertake directed...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield District have requested direct payments (i) for care provision for...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether a (a) carer and (b) care receiver is classified as an employer when receiving direct care payments and using them to secure the care...

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official hospitality, what use...

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many live births of children with Down's syndrome were recorded in each year for which records are available since 1980.

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies paid to EDF in each of the...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or the administration of EU legislation and...

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned to monitor the incidence of primary bone cancer in populations receiving fluoridated water.

      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 GPs are...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were seen by a GP in each year since 1997.

      General Practitioners: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which GP contracts were awarded to private sector operators for (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to implement its commitment to develop the role of the sexual health adviser, as set out in the 2001 National...

      Headaches: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to complete its ONSTIM evaluation as quickly as possible.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government has taken to promote local activities to encourage healthy living.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps the Government has taken to promote safety in the sun initiatives; (2) what recent steps the Government has taken to educate the public...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage healthy eating.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the Government has made in raising awareness of the risks to health associated with hot weather, including dehydration.

      Health Education: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government has taken to educate families on nutrition and healthy living.

      Health Professions: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses and (c) midwives are employed by the NHS per head of population in Ribble Valley constituency.

      Health Professions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) consultants, (d) dentists and (e) midwives there were in each year since 1998.

      Health Professions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS doctors, (b) NHS nurses, (c) NHS dentists and (d) GPs were employed in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms there are to record the timing and frequency of visits made by health visitors to families with children under the age of five years.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on the Healthy Start Scheme since its inception; and what the take-up has been of the scheme in each region.

      Healthy Start Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many retailers in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster, (c) South Yorkshire and (d) England are registered to accept Healthy Start Scheme vouchers.

      Healthy Start Scheme: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many families in Yorkshire and the Humber have signed up for the Healthy Start Scheme; and how the scheme is being promoted in Yorkshire and the Humber.

      Hearing Impaired: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of deaf children in England; and on what methodology his estimate is based.

      Hearing Impaired: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children aged 18 years and under received (a) unilateral and (b) bilateral cochlear implants in each year since 2001, broken down by primary...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) primary diagnosis count and (b) all diagnosis count of finished consultant episodes for all hepatitis B-related conditions was in each year...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many notifications of hepatitis B have been made to the Health Protection Agency and its predecessor bodies; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department (a) has issued and (b) plans to issue to primary care trusts regarding the management of hepatitis B services.

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) technology appraisals, (b) interventional guidelines, (c) clinical guidelines and (d) public health guidelines which have an effect on...

      Hepatitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many drugs were dispensed for the treatment of hepatitis B in each year since 1997, broken down by primary care trust area; and what the net...

      Herbal Medicine: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the impact upon the (a) Chinese and (b) ayurvedic medicinal traditions of the requirement that 15 years use within the...

      Herbal Medicine: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to assist small and medium-sized businesses which are specialist manufacturers and retailers of traditional herbal remedies to...

      Herbal Medicine: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency has made of the number of herbal remedies marketed in the United Kingdom under...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans formally to include HIV within the schedule of long-term conditions covered by the recommendations of the NHS Next Stage Review.

      HIV Infection: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of foreign nationals who have come to the UK for the sole purpose of accessing free HIV...

      Hospitals: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients experienced a fall in hospital in each health authority in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex; and...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether healthcare associated infections (HAIs) are always included on death certificates of those patients who die in NHS hospitals subsequent to...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) guidance, (b) circulars and (c) statutory instruments were issued between (i) 1979 and 1997 and (ii) 1997 and 2002 on the control of...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take during the next 12 months to improve hospital cleanliness in (i) Southend-on-Sea, (ii) Essex and (iii)...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals have been fined for poor control of hospital infection in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which organisations have powers to inspect hospitals for cleanliness; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received since June 2007 on the use of ward sisters in relation to cleanliness on hospital wards; from whom those...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of (a) MRSA and (b) c. difficile infection there were in (i) Wexham Park Hospital and (ii) Upton Hospital in each year since 1997.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the average length of time spent on waiting lists by patients who were transferred from one NHS hospital to...

      Human Papilloma Virus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the unit cost of Cervarix is; how many units his Department is purchasing; and what the value of the contract is.

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the basis is for the efficiency assumption described on page 16 of his Department's impact assessment of proposals relating to Part IX of the...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the possibility of extending the prescription fee to dispensing appliance contractors in the proposed new...

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

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

      Incontinence: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effect on patient choice of his Department's proposals to impose a cap on remuneration for providers of...

      Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to revise the 2002 infectious disease strategy, with particular reference to national health and vaccination priorities.

      Injuries: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years were admitted to hospital with gunshot wounds in (i) Jarrow...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to monitor the incidence of liver disease as a marker for the performance of public health programmes on alcohol,...

      London Ambulance Service: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what operational levels have been achieved by the London Ambulance Service since March, broken down by borough; and if he will make a statement.

      London Ambulance Service: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies in the London Ambulance Service there are, broken down by borough; and if he will make a statement.

      Malnutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children in England were (a) treated by a GP for undernutrition not caused by an eating disorder and (b) admitted to hospital for treatment for...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to improve quality and safety in maternity services; and whether there are mechanisms in place to monitor and audit the...

      Maternity Services: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to prepare for the likely effect on demand for maternity services in Newcastle upon Tyne NHS Foundation Trust area of the...

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to receive the evaluation report for the community equipment model; and if he will place a copy in the Library.

      Medical Examinations: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which ports of entry where in-bound international traffic is expected have port medical inspectors on duty at all times at which the port is open.

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 25 June 2008, Official Report, columns 25-27WS, on data handling procedures, if he will commission a...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2008, Official Report, column 206W, on medical records: databases, whether Connecting for Health is able to comment on...

      Medical Treatments Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patients paid for their own treatment within the European Economic Area in each of the last three months.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average weekly cost is of commissioning treatment for an individual through (a) Tier 5 NHS medium secure services, (b) community forensic...

      Mental Health Services: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken between initial assessment by a psychiatrist at Young Offender Institution Ashfield and...

      Mentally Ill: Legal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer of 17 June 2008, Official Report, columns 799-800, what funding has been allocated for statutory independent advocacy...

      Mentally Incapacitated: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals for legislative provisions to strengthen the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and the regulation of those that work...

      Mrsa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in eradicating MRSA infection in NHS hospitals.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans are being developed based on the proposals in the NHS Next Stage Review for an extended role for the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which interventions (a) have been assessed and (b) are being assessed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) through its...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his latest estimate is of the average cost to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence of completing a (a) single technology...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 38 of his Department's consultation on the NHS Constitution dated 30 June 2008, for what reason the wording of the seventh...

      NHS Information Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 21 May 2008, Official Report, column 370W, on NHS Information Centre: Grayling Political...

      NHS Information Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells of 21 May 2008, Official Report, column 370W, on NHS Information Centre: Grayling Political...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average cost to the NHS was of treating patients with (a) Gemtuzumab (Mylotarg), (b) Trastuzumab (Herceptin), (c) Imatinib (Glivec), (d)...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been top-sliced from primary care trusts budgets in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09, broken down by primary care trust; and for...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the carbon dioxide emissions generated by (a) the NHS IT programme (i) to date and (ii) over the lifetime of the programme...

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish details of the accord between the NHS Litigation Authority and FirstAssist in relation to the level of insurance premiums recovered in...

      NHS: Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the sum spent by NHS trusts on ornamental plants and seeds in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which are the largest 10 private sector providers contracted for direct health care in the NHS in terms of (a) turnover and (b) patient throughput.

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 June 2008, Official Report, column 1235W, on NHS: working hours, whether the pilots will reflect the proposed changes to the...

      Nursing and Midwifery Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received on the governance and performance of the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the last three years.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Government did not set a target to reduce levels of obesity between 1997 and 2004.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects related to the London...

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the contribution of the National Gold Standards Framework Centre to the effective functioning of the Gold Standards Framework.

      Patient Choice Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which of London's NHS foundation trusts and teaching hospitals are not implementing the policy of allowing patients to use the choose and book...

      Pregnancy: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures his Department has put in place to support women with diabetes during pregnancy.

      Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2008

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to implement the provisions of the Prescription Only Medicines (Human Use) Amendment Order 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations his Department has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) other interested parties in the last 12 months on the service...

      Psychiatry: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the timescale is for (a) the consultation exercise on the regulation of psychotherapists, (b) the publication of the results of the consultation,...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Cancer Reform Strategy's Impact Assessment, if he will break down the one-off transition costs for improving radiotherapy services...

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Babies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies were born with sexually transmitted infections in each of the last five years, broken down by disease.

      Skin Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what statistics his Department collects on the outcome of operations for skin cancer conducted by general practitioners; (2) what the (a)...

      Social Services: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people born outside the UK were employed in the care-related sector in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Services: Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department received on the grant to council staff of powers to enter private homes during its review of care law; and what work...

      Social Services: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether care providers are informed when Criminal Records Bureau checks on their prospective employees are discovered not to have been correctly carried...

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames Gateway, (d) Kent county...

      Speech Impairment: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of three and four-year olds have received a pre-school assessment of speech and language abilities in the last 12 months.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Syringes: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many days NHS nurses were absent from work owing to needle stick injuries in the last 12 months.

      Syringes: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of cost to the NHS of (a) treatment and (b) follow-up of a needle stick injury to a member of staff where the needle is known...

      Syringes: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to monitor each NHS trust's adherence to section 10e of the Code of Practice for the prevention and control of healthcare-associated...

      Syringes: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS Trusts purchase medical devices incorporating sharps protection mechanisms through the NHS supply chain.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department plans to introduce additional programmes over the next academic year for students in the further education sector to raise...

      Termination of Pregnancy Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library copies of representations received by his Department from interested parties used in the preparation of the partial...

      Vaccination: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the backlog in vaccinations in London due to the performance of the child health interim application.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Autism: Intimidation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect of bullying on children with autism.

    • Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children with autism or Asperger's syndrome accessed child and adolescent mental health services in each of the last 10 years.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) original expected completion date and (b) current expected completion date is of each Building Schools for the...

      Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many registered childminders there were in each region in each quarter of the last three years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children in (a) foster care, (b) children's homes, (c) residential special schools and (d) juvenile secure...

      Children in Care: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to maximise the beneficial effects of the NHS operating framework for 2008-09 on the health and well-being...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children who have received a pre-school assessment of speech and language in the last 12 months...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 25 June 2008, Official Report, columns 25-27WS, on data handling procedures, if...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the reasons are for the delay in the implementation of ContactPoint; and what the cost to the public purse of (a) that delay...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2008, Official Report, columns 823-24W, on children: day care, how many senior managers on...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children assessed as being at risk of exclusion are entered on school registers as educated off-site and B-code; and how...

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government has taken to assist schools to encourage parents to provide healthy meals for children.

      Children: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to address childhood obesity.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children's centres were operated by organisations other than the relevant local authority in each...

      Children's Centres: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children's centres there are in (a) Cleethorpes constituency, (b) Great Grimsby constituency, (c) North East...

      Classroom Assistants: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants there were in Yorkshire and the Humber in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions:...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether those staff of his Department who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are permitted to (a) travel in...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the location is of each office occupied by his Department and its predecessor which has been (a) newly occupied and (b)...

      Departmental Circulars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish a list of circulars issued to (a) local authorities and (b) schools by his Department in the academic year...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what use (a) his Department and (b) its agencies make of (i) MOSAIC data and (ii) ACORN data.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on freelance press officers in each year since 2001; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many freelance press officers his Department and its predecessors employed in each year since 2001.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many marketing officers (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority employed...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on employing marketing officers in each year since 2001.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what advertising campaigns his Department has run between 2000 and June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on entertainment in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessor spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies included in the...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many staff in his Department and its predecessors have been seconded to public relations or public affairs firms or...

      Departmental Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applications his Department and its predecessor have made under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 to (a)...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 30 June 2008, Official Report, column 638W, on economic and...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what contracts his Department has with EDF; and how much his Department paid to EDF in each of the last 10 years, broken down by...

      Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant in each year since 2004-05; how much is allocated for each of the...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many officials in his Department are wholly or mainly tasked with the negotiation, implementation or administration of EU...

      Exams: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of children classified as having (a) hearing and (b) vision impairment achieved the national...

      Faith Schools: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which faith-based schools were included in the national mapping of on-site sexual health services in education settings produced...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils sat A levels in (a) media studies, (b) psychology, (c) law, (d) mathematics, (e) physics and (f) history in...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils took GCSEs in (a) media studies, (b) psychology and (c) law in each year since 1997, broken down by type of school.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2008, Official Report, column 929W, on children: disadvantaged, how many and what proportion of...

      Headteachers: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) headteachers and (b) deputy headteachers took early retirement in each of the last three years; and if he will make...

      Languages: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of primary school children are being taught a foreign language; and if he will make a statement.

      Languages: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many primary school language teachers were recruited in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Languages: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools have set a benchmark to increase the number of key stage 4 pupils taking a modern language; and if he...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which organisations submitted a bid for the current contract to mark key stage two and three standard assessment tests; (2)...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the oral statement of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 680, on SATS, what factors Ofqual took into account in...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) pursuant to the oral statement of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 680, on SATS, if he will place in the Library the...

      National Curriculum Tests: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the (Provisional) SFR National Curriculum Assessments at key stage 3 in England 2008 will be published on the second...

      National Curriculum Tests: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the (Provisional) SFR National Curriculum Assessments at key stage two in England 2008 will be published on the first...

      Office of the Schools Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost of the Office of the Schools Commissioner for each year from 2006-07 to 2010-11; and if he...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent members of staff in his Department are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympics and...

      Pre-School Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in England took up free nursery places in each quarter in each year since the scheme was introduced.

      Primary Education: Reading

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to promote reading in primary education.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils were permanently excluded more than (a) once and (b) twice in (i) England and (ii) Yorkshire and the...

      Pupil Exclusions: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were suspended or excluded from school for possession of an offensive weapon on school grounds in each of the...

      Real Action Butterfly Children's Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if his Department will allocate funding to the Real Action Butterfly Children's programme; (2) if he will make an...

      Religion: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to raise awareness of all religions amongst school children.

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government plans to take to improve the nutritional content of school meals.

      School Meals: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary school children at schools in West Lancashire constituency have access to healthy school meals.

      Schools: Athletics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government have taken to improve the provision of athletic equipment in schools.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are using temporary mobile classroom accommodation in each region; and if he will...

      Schools: Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in England have CCTV cameras in children's toilets.

      Schools: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what specialist epilepsy schools there are in East Lancashire.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much money for schools from his Department was not devolved to local authorities or schools but allocated directly by his...

      Schools: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of maintained schools' expenditure on advertising for recruitment in each of the last three years.

      Schools: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching posts in maintained schools were advertised in each of the last three years, broken down by subject; and how...

      Schools: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times restraint has been used in maintained primary and secondary schools in England for the purpose of preventing a...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of schools in Yorkshire and the Humber were judged by Ofsted to be (a) excellent, (b) good, (c)...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent list of national challenge schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Sex Education Forum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what payments his Department has made to the Sex Education Forum in 2007-08; how much is planned for 2008-09; what restrictions...

      Social Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in each local authority in England made a complaint about social services provision in each of the last two...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools are offering a diploma course in the 2008-09 academic year; and how many pupils are taking each diploma course in...

      Specialised Diplomas: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance relating to the (a) structure of and (b) methodology of...

      Specialist Schools and Academies Trust: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the income of the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust (a) was in each year from 1999 to 2000 to 2007-08 and (b) is...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Supply Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what financial assistance is available for supply teachers without qualified teacher status (QTS) earning the equivalent of...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department plans to produce regular reports on the outcomes and effectiveness of early years intervention work...

      Sure Start Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the objectives are of the Sure Start sufficiency and access grant and the projects it has funded; and how much his Department...

      Talent Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the Talent Taskforce was established; what it has cost to date; and what the performance of the taskforce has been against...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on taxis in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of primary school teachers in (a) England and (b) Yorkshire and the Humber were men at the latest date for which...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average annual earnings of a supply teacher in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average income of a teacher on the M6 pay scale in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) Wakefield...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average number of times was an individual trainee on the initial teacher training course took the basic skills test in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many graduates completed the Teach First programme in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement;...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of secondary school teacher training applications for each subject were accepted in each of the last five years;...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the progress of the National College of School Leadership in developing a replacement for the Fast...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what assessment he has made of the performance of the future leaders programme; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment his Department has made of the merits of establishing a national college of teachers; and if he will make a statement.

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the direct instruction method of teaching in raising educational attainment.

      Training and Development Agency for Schools: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his estimate is of the cost of relocating the Training and Development Agency for Schools from London to Manchester.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) fathers and (b) mothers have been (i) fined and (ii) imprisoned for their children's non-attendance at school in...

      Truancy: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many secondary school pupils in Yorkshire and the Humber played truant in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which Ministers from the devolved administrations have expressed an interest in attending the UN Committee on the Rights of the...

      Work Experience: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what level of assurance the Accounting Officer has been given by his Department's internal audit team regarding the health and...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children under the age of 16 who were convicted of a criminal offence in each year since 1997 were...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children under the age of 16 who were convicted of an offence of gun or knife crime in each year...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) 16 to 18, (b) 17 and (c) 18-year-olds are not in education, employment or training in each...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many people aged 16 to 18 have completed an apprenticeship in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c)...

    • Apprentices: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government has taken to reduce bureaucracy in the apprenticeships system.

      Apprentices: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what progress has been made in increasing the number of apprenticeship placements available to young disabled people...

      Apprentices: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government has taken to encourage small businesses to provide apprentice positions.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies who are entitled to business class or first class air travel are...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the location is of each office occupied by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies which has been (i) newly...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his Department's target time period is for answering correspondence from (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many pieces of correspondence his Department received from (a) hon. Members, (b) Peers and (c) members of the public...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent representations he has received on the performance of his Department in dealing with correspondence in a timely...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many complaints his Department has received from (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public relating to the...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many notifications (a) his Department and (b) its agencies made to the Information Commissioner following the loss or...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the five most serious disciplinary breaches in his Department were in the last 12 months; and what steps were taken in...

      Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 July 2008, Official Report, column 990W, on departmental home working, if he will make it his...

      Departmental Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what types of data have been sold by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies under the Re-use of Public Sector Information...

      Departmental Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on each of the external public relations and marketing companies...

      Departmental Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornsey and Wood Green of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1378W, on...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of written parliamentary questions he has been asked in the last 12 months was substantively unanswered (a)...

      EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have with EDF; and how much (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on...

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department spent on services, broken down by type in (a) Dartford Borough, (b) Kent Thameside, (c) the Thames...

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what arrangements his Department has in place to assist officials to overcome the effects of stress experienced in the workplace.

      Training: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the contribution of skills improvement to reduce isolation of people over 60 years old.

      Training: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what training in ICT skills his Department provides for people over 60 years old.

      Training: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what training is available for people over 60 years old to (a) improve and (b) obtain generic financial skills.

  • House of Lords

    • Crime: Sexual Offences

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration has been given to including United Kingdom Armed Forces personnel in the abuse of position of trust offences in the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

    • Cuba: US Sanctions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What effect current United States sanctions on Cuba have on British and European trade and financial dealings with Cuba; whether they have discussed these issues...

      Cybercrime

      asked Her Majesty's Government: In each of the past five years, what proportion of crime recorded in the United Kingdom was e-crime.

      Government: Mail Delivery

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many items of mail were sent by the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and its predecessors in each of the past three years; and what...

      India: Orissa

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made or intend to make representations to the Government of India concerning the recent attacks, including alleged killings, on Christian...

      Iran: Kurdish Prisoners

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Iran, and at the United Nations, regarding the number of Iranian Kurdish prisoners on hunger strike.

      Mauritius

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have had discussions with the Government of Mauritius about the transfer of sovereignty over certain islands in the British Indian Ocean Territory.

      Scotland: Hill and Island Areas

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, and if so how, they will respond to the report of the Committee of Inquiry, The Future of Scotland's Hills and Islands, commissioned by the Royal Society...

      Strikes

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 16 June (WA 139), whether any legislative changes in United Kingdom or European law since 1 May 1997...

      Thailand: Karen Refugees

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What action they have taken to raise concerns with the Government of Thailand regarding the recent deportation of Karen refugees, including women and children, to...

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