Written answers

Tuesday, 14 October 2008

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of Government-commissioned advertising in the last 12 months relating to matters falling within...

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what total cost.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses were paid within 30 days of receipt by (a) his...

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many and what proportion of written Questions for answer on a named day his Department has answered on the due date in the current Session of...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was claimed in expenses for taxi travel by officials from his Department in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2004-05, (d) 2003-04 and (e)...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1052W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, (1) what the details were of each...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many enemy combatants were taken prisoner in Afghanistan by UK forces in each month of operations in the last two years.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department's ration packs cost on average.

      China: Military Alliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the Memoranda of Understanding on military-co-operation signed during the Prime Minister's visit to China in...

      Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of staff in (a) his Department and (b) the executive agencies for which he is responsible are disabled; and what the...

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for future orders of Tranche 3 Typhoon fighters; and if he will make a statement.

      Iran: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many deaths of UK armed forces personnel in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan are considered to have resulted from the use of technology, explosives,...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in transferring Basra airbase to Iraqi civilian authority; and if he will make a statement.

      Porton Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when and for what purpose South Africa's Surgeon-General, Neil Knobel, visited Porton Down; and if he will make a statement.

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 29 September 2008, Official Report, column 2440W, on Trident missiles, how many Trident warheads are either operationally...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to question 220189, on staff, tabled on 15 July.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the terms of reference of the review of community safety partnerships are.

    • Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a) full-time...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) meetings and (b) discussions he has had with the Minister for the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in the Northern...

      Vetting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the applications made to Access NI for criminal record checks in each of the last three months took more than four weeks to...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Shropshire, of 26 June 2008, Official Report, column 441W, on water charges, what estimate...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Better Government for Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has for the future of the Better Government for Older People programme; and if he will make a statement.

    • Council Tax Benefits: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research his Department has commissioned on the effects of a local income tax on the administration of the council tax benefits system in...

      Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the relationships are between his Department, the Better Government for Older People programme, the Older People's Advisory Group and the...

      Occupational Pensions: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new public sector pensions have been opened in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Government has made of monetary value of unclaimed benefits in the latest period for which figures are available, broken down...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many written warnings have been issued to benefit claimants about the consequences of failure to engage in a rehabilitation programme in...

  • Women and Equality

    • Equal Pay: Prosecutions

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many prosecutions of private sector employers took place under the Equal Pay Act 1970 for the underpayment of female workers between 2000 and 2007.

    • Government Communications

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff in the Government Equalities Office (a) are classified as Government communicators and (b) have access to the Government Communication...

      Women: Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the effects of gang culture on levels of violence against women.

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) how much has been spent on (a) the publicity for and (b) the solicitation of responses to the Government's Draft Legislative Programme for 2008-09; (2) how...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was allocated to adult learning support at higher education colleges in Leeds by the Learning and Skills Council in...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government have taken to increase the numbers of applications for apprenticeships.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps the Government have taken to reduce the burden of administration within the apprenticeship scheme.

      Chelmsford College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will provide funding for adult learning support at Chelmsford college for 2008-09 to make up for the shortfall...

      European High Power Laser Energy Research Facility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which UK companies are involved in the European High Power Laser Energy Research facility; and what financial and other...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what fees were charged by colleges for A-level courses to students in each of the last three years, broken down by college;...

      Training: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will recommend that the Learning and Skills Council establish a source of ring-fenced funding for the training of...

      Training: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what level of funding he has made available for trade union training in each of the last three years.

      Vocational Qualification Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what support his Department gave to Vocational Qualification Day 2008; and if he will make a statement.

  • Justice

    • Alternatives to Prison: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what alternatives to a custodial sentence upon conviction there are for those offenders who have been diagnosed with severe mental health problems.

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of written questions for answer on a named day his Department has answered on the due date in the current Session of...

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many successful prosecutions there have been for illegal use of a mobile telephone whilst driving in each year since it became an offence, broken...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to review the law relating to the responsibility of a supplier of a toxic substance to a person when that person voluntarily takes the...

      Elections: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 1037W, on elections: Greater London, if he will assess the...

      Evidence: CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were opened and then not proceeded with in court because of a failure to comply with the Information Commissioner's code of practice for...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to respond to the consultation, Confidence and Confidentiality: Openness in family courts.

      Prisoners: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what facilities are available in prisons to prisoners diagnosed with mental health problems.

      Prisoners: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what maximum amount a prisoner is able to earn per week, including any payments for education, work, good behaviour or any other duties.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many serving prisoners received additional terms of imprisonment for assaulting prison staff in each of the last three years; (2) how many...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department has issued in writing to prison governors on (a) misuse of buprenorphine, (b) systems of administering methadone and (c)...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he has taken to ensure consistency in the length of sentences handed down by judges for similar offences.

      South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he will reply to Question 220173, on staff, tabled on 15 July.

      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

    • A1: Elkesley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has established for the construction of the A1 flyover at Elkesley.

    • A38

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what decisions have been made on (a) the closure of and (b) improvements to road junctions on the A38 between Marsh Mills, Plymouth and South Brent...

      Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidelines have been issued to airport authorities on the appointment of security personnel.

      Crossrail: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what disruption to roads he expects to take place during the construction of Crossrail; and if he will make a statement.

      Cycling: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to ensure that all school children have access to cycling proficiency lessons before they attend secondary school.

      Cycling: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on schools providing cycling proficiency lessons for children; and if he will make a statement.

      Cycling: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point provide cycling proficiency lessons.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what agencies or units for which his Department is responsible require the public to make telephone calls to them on numbers which charge more than the...

      Inland Waterways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of his Department's budget was spent on British waterways in the last period for which figures are available.

      Level Crossings: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many serious injuries have occurred on level crossings in the last five years.

      M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cars broke down on the M25 in each of the last five years.

      M25: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average annual cost was of cleaning the M25 motorway in the latest period for which figures are available.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will take steps to approve a scheme for the re-location of junction 14 of the M6 to a position further north of Stafford; (2) if he will...

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the timetable is for the construction of a direct link from the M54 to the M6 toll road.

      M6

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to arrange the early re-surfacing of the M6 between junctions 13 and 14.

      Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many trains per week on the Manchester Piccadilly to Manchester Airport line did not make a scheduled stop at (a) intermediate stations and (b)...

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of resurfacing motorways has been in the last five years.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by her Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.

      Railway Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans there are to open new train lines in England.

      Railways: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which train operators have requested a renegotiation of their franchise agreement in the last 12 months.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to repeat the 2003 Future Fares Policy Consultation to review the Strategic Rail Authority's fare structures.

      Railways: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the upgrade of Milton Keynes Central train station is due to be completed; and at what cost.

      Railways: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many extra (a) Virgin and (b) London Midland trains will stop at Milton Keynes Central as a result of the platform upgrade.

      Railways: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) potential and (b) actual capacity for commuters has been created at Milton Keynes Central train station by the recent works.

      Railways: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what capacity for non-stopping trains will be created at Milton Keynes Central by the recent works; and how many trains per hour this represents.

      Railways: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he plans to appoint a chairman for the Office of Rail Regulation.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how often railway sleepers were replaced in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Railways: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much money the Government provided for scholar discounts for train tickets for young people attending schools in Cambridge via First Capital...

      Road Traffic Control: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the quantity of carbon dioxide produced each day by the use of traffic lights and electronic signs.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what her latest estimate is of the construction cost per mile of a three-lane motorway with (a) a continuous hard shoulder, (b) emergency refuge...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy, when assessing the benefits of new railway rolling stock, to base such an assessment on the operational life of the...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what speed limit reviews his Department requires from local authorities before 2011; what guidance has been issued on how to conduct these reviews; and...

      Stansted Airport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the additional greenhouse gas emissions that would result from an expansion of air traffic capacity at Stansted airport.

      Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to (a) increase the number of toll roads in England and (b) remove existing toll roads.

      Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train carriages have been refurbished in the last five years.

      Trains: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many violent assaults there were on passengers on trains in each of the last five years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in the processing of partial succession payments for the (a) Farm Woodland Scheme and (b) Farm...

    • Batteries: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what guidance he has received from the Waste and Resources Action Programme on the implementation of EU Directive...

      Bluetongue Disease: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the vaccine for bluetongue to be available; whether there are plans to provide a vaccine for each strain of...

      Bluetongue Disease: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for how many strains of bluetongue the Government has vaccines available.

      Cereals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of grain grown in the UK were exported in each of the last three years, broken down by country of...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has commissioned in relation to household waste prevention and restriction in the last five years.

      Fisheries: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will hold discussions at EU level to seek to ensure that action to prevent fishing activity on sites designated as...

      Flood Control: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department has budgeted to spend on projects investigating the contribution of farming to flood...

      Floods: Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will amend regulations to allow farmers easier access to their land during flood conditions.

      Floods: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the level of loss of livestock incurred in the recent floods.

      Floods: Morpeth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the operation of flood warnings to parts of Morpeth during the recent floods.

      Food: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made on the development of a local food procurement policy.

      Incinerators: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department uses when formulating guidance for the public and local authorities about the assessment of...

      Incinerators: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research the Environment Agency has undertaken in conjunction with the Environmental Services Association to...

      Landfill: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what toxicity tests his Department requires to be undertaken of landfill disposal of non-hazardous waste.

      Marine Bill: Draft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration has been given to merging the provisions of the Marine Bill and the Marine Navigation Bill in a single Bill.

      Pigeons: Avian Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has to undertake a new risk assessment on the impact of avian influenza on racing pigeons.

      Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications of the outcomes of research on the dissolution of polythene by the...

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department and its predecessor has (i) amended and (ii)...

      Rabies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of rabies were reported in the UK in each of the last three years; and what steps the Government are taking to...

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the transfer of all private sewers and lateral drains that drain to the public sewer...

      Tobacco: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which EU countries grow tobacco; and how much EU subsidy tobacco producers in each such country received in the last 12...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the costs of asbestos removal are factored in to grants under the Warm Front Scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures are in place to assess the satisfaction of householders with the completion of works under the Warm Front Scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps his Department takes to ensure that grant limits for householders under the Warm Front Scheme are set in...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Warm Front budget was in each of the last five years.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department takes to monitor the end use of boilers identified as in need of replacement through the Warm Front...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department takes to prevent fraudulent use of fuel-switching grants offered by the Warm Front scheme.

      Waterwise: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from which sources Waterwise receives public funding.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the dates were of each meeting he and his predecessor held with the Chairman of the Financial Services Authority (FSA) to discuss the adequacy of...

    • Bradford and Bingley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received from mutual organisations on the financial effect on them as a result of the Bradford and Bingley rescue; and if he...

      Civil Servants: Relocation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Civil Service jobs have been relocated to the North East of England under the Lyons Review.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of (a) household and (b) business indebtedness in (i) each Parliamentary constituency, (ii) each area covered by a...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 27W, on carbon emissions: Government...

      Excise Duties: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has assessed of the likely effect of the rate of duty to be applied to waste-derived fuel oil from 1 November 2008 on (a) the volume of...

      Ordnance Survey: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 26 June 2008, Official Report, column 465W, on Ordnance Survey: databases, how...

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation sponsored by his Department has (i) amended and (ii) enhanced existing powers of entry since May 1997.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Government's factual paper on the Barnett formula will be published.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a document containing the underlying assumptions for the Government's latest estimate of total public service pension scheme...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new public sector pensions were opened in each of the last 10 years.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance his Department has issued to airline companies on the refunding of tax on unused airline tickets.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • China: Taiwan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to facilitate the development of relations between Taiwan and mainland China since the...

    • Diplomatic Service: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries' diplomatic missions have indicated to his Department that they will not pay the London congestion charge.

      Pakistan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 13 September 2006, Official Report, column 2317W, what recent steps the High Commission in...

      Republic of Ireland: Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to lodge a formal complaint at the European Commission against the government of Ireland's decision to...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the one day count of antisocial behaviour published in September 2003, whether her Department has conducted a more recent...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government have taken to encourage local authorities to assist in reducing antisocial behaviour.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many asylum seekers' applications had been outstanding for (a) six months to one year, (b) one to two years, (c) two to three...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long it took on average to process an asylum seeker's application in each of the last 11 years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers entered the UK in each of the last 11 years; and how many such people were aged (a) under 18 years and (b) 18 years...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Afghani, (b) Belarusian, (c) Burmese, (d) Chinese, (e) Colombian, (f) Cuban, (g) Democratic Republic of Congo, (h)...

      Asylum: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people seeking asylum are registered as living in Bassetlaw constituency.

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were deported from the UK in each of the last 11 years.

      Asylum: Kuwait

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Kuwaiti Bidoons have claimed asylum in the United Kingdom in the last five years.

      Asylum: Occupied Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from the Occupied Palestinian Territories were refused asylum in the UK in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five...

      Asylum: Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Darfuris have been (a) granted and (b) refused asylum in the UK in the last three years.

      Crime Prevention: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of computer modelling of crime and its causes.

      Crime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time members of staff her Department employs to deal with business crime.

      Crime: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prolific and priority offenders there were in each Basic Command Unit in the Cambridgeshire Constabulary area at (a) 31 December...

      Crime: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to address potential increases in levels of crime resulting from a downturn in the economy.

      Crime: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons were (a) charged and (b) convicted of (i) public order offences and (ii) offences against the person in the Torbay area in...

      Crimes Against Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases the War Crimes Unit in the Border Agency investigated for (a) suspected war crimes, (b) crimes against humanity and (c)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private contractors have been granted access to personal data held by her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses were paid within 30 days of receipt by...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security passes of staff in (a) her Department and (b) its departmental agencies were reported (i) lost and (ii) stolen in each...

      Drugs: Smuggling

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

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she plans to introduce a degree of flexibility on deadlines for visa applications that are held up owing to tribunal hearings.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many samples from (a) those with no conviction, (b) those with no conviction but whose DNA was found at the scene of a crime and (c)...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of co-operation between the political and military wings of Hezbollah in seeking to commit or support acts of...

      Homicide: Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prostitutes were murdered in each of the last 10 years.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2008, Official Report, column 75W, on human trafficking: females, what steps are being taken by the (a)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 June 2008, Official Report, column 75W, on human trafficking: females, what the evidential basis is which...

      Identity and Passport Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when contractual negotiations between the Identity and Passport Service and (a) International Business Machines Corporation UK, (b)...

      Identity and Passport Service: Thales SA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) duration, (b) value and (c) terms of remuneration are in the contract agreed between Thales SA and the Identity and Passport...

      Identity and Passport Service: Thales SA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what terms have been provided for early termination of the contract agreed between Thales SA and the Identity and Passport Service to deliver...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to implement the Court of Appeal's order to restore the original provisions of the Highly Skilled Migrant (HSMP) visa so that...

      Immigration Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the minimum period of training immigration officers are expected to receive in the identification of forged travel documents is.

      Immigration: Deportation

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

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers carried firearms as a regular part of their duties in each of the last 10 years in (a) England and Wales and (b)...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average number of police officers on (a) duty and (b) patrol in England and Wales in the last period for...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces use the 50,000 volt taser stun gun; and how many times, in each case, the gun has been fired in the last two years for...

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals serving a sentence in a UK prison refused to provide their personal details, including their country of origin,...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what conditions are attached to the use of funds allocated to police forces under the assets recovery incentive scheme.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the statement of 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 531, on the Security Industry Authority, whether any members of her...

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the running costs of (a) the Assets Recovery Agency and (b) the Serious and Organised Crime Agency were in each year since their...

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officers from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency have been seconded to partner agencies overseas in each year since its inception.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual offences were recorded in each crime and disorder reduction partnership in England and Wales in 2007-08.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons figures for recorded sexual offences in each Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership have not been published in the...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of abuse of intrusive surveillance powers have been made against (a) local authorities and (b) central...

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department has given to the police on the exercise of their power under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to stop and...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street: Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps the Prime Minister's Office is taking to reduce levels of food waste produced in 10 Downing Street.

    • Departmental Computers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the Cabinet Office's policy is on the disposal of hard disks from redundant personal computers.

      Government Communications: Higher Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster when he expects to appoint a new Permanent Secretary for Government Communications.

      Infant Mortality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many notices of death were received by the Registrar General relating to (a) babies born after 24 weeks gestation and (b) neonatal deaths for...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Prosecutions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions were brought in all courts in each of the last 10 years; and what proportion were cases with outcomes of (a) guilty pleas, (b)...

    • Prosecutions: Driving Offences

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions have been brought for offences related to the use of a mobile telephone whilst driving in each London borough in the latest year for which...

      Prosecutions: Shoplifting

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions were brought for shoplifting by the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Firefighters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in increasing diversity through the recruitment of firefighters; and if she will make a statement.

    • Firefighters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in increasing diversity through recruitment of firefighters.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on building on green belt land when brownfield land is available.

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the Infrastructure Planning Commission will begin to assess planning applications.

      New Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on the future of new towns.

      Violent Extremism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in engaging young people to make communities more resilient against violent extremism.

      Community Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on her proposals for the transfer of assets to community groups; and what effect the proposals in...

      Fire Service (Havering)

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average response time for the fire service in the London borough of Havering was in the most recent period for which...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of home information packs on the housing market since their introduction.

      Decent Homes Standard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department plans to take to assist local authorities to ensure that housing meets the decent homes standard.

      Local Government Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will seek discussions with relevant Cabinet colleagues on the establishment of a constitution providing for independent...

      Port of Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has conducted an economic impact assessment on the decision to levy retrospective business rates on businesses in...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in identifying suitable sites for proposed eco-towns.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to improve the provision of affordable housing in the north-west.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made against the Government's targets for the provision of affordable housing in the last two years; and...

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department plans to take to unlock the talent of communities through regeneration.

      2012 Olympic Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with the Mayor of London on the potential contribution of the legacy of the 2012 Olympic...

      Architects Registration Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many people were employed by the Architects Registration Board in each year since its establishment; (2) what the...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what types of development she has considered exempting from the requirement to pay the proposed community infrastructure...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether developments in receipt of funding from the community infrastructure levy will be exempt from paying the levy charge.

      Council Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate she has made of the number of (a) non-UK EU national-headed households and (b) A8 national-headed...

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authority-owned homes were sold on the private market in each of the last 10 years, broken down by size of dwelling.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to make a decision on whether to introduce legislation to allow council tax payments to be taken from bank accounts.

      County Councils: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to collect statistics on how much each (a) county council and (b) borough council spends on...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the cost effectiveness of Government-commissioned advertising in the last 12 months relating to...

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans English Partnerships has to develop former coalfield sites in the next two years.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of empty homes in each region, broken down by (a) size and (b) type of dwelling.

      Empty Property: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effects of changes in empty property business rates on the property market.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made against the Government's target to build three million homes by 2020; and what proportion of those...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effects of current trends in the housing market on the delivery of Government targets...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to increase the provision of affordable housing in rural areas.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of (a) the cost of providing a social rented unit and (b) the average public subsidy in the...

      Housing: Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of households living in overcrowded conditions in each region in each of the last 10 years.

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average rate of home ownership is in England; what the rate is among those from ethnic minority groups; and if she will...

      Housing: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding is to be provided to home improvement agencies under the Supporting People budget in the next 12 months.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if her Department will consider the merits of re-introducing Parker-Morris standards for new housing.

      Local Authorities: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have been permitted to introduce selective licensing schemes under the Housing Act 2004; how many...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to assist local authorities with deposits in Landsbanki.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assistance her Department is giving to those local authorities that have deposited funds with Icelandic banks; (2)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have invested in Icelandic banks.

      Local Government Finance: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the Bassetlaw Council's expenditure of local government business growth initiative money on job...

      Local Government: Bassetlaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what options are available to Bassetlaw residents seeking the introduction of a unitary local government authority in their...

      Mortgages: North Lanarkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many mortgage applications relating to the purchase of property in Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill constituency were...

      Regional Planning and Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether responses to the South East Plan consultation sent to her Department, rather than the Government Office for the South...

      Regional Planning and Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many responses to the South East Plan consultation have been received by (a) the Government Office for the South East and...

      Social Rented Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many right to buy sales of council and social housing there were in each month of the last two years; and what revenue was...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to reply to Question 167261, on insurance of flood-damaged property, tabled on 19 November 2007.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which academies use their powers to select up to 10 per cent. of their intake by aptitude; and if he will make a statement.

    • Alderman Blaxill School Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the names are of (a) representatives of his Department, (b) representatives of Essex county council and (c) others who...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how the taper for the funding of family intervention projects between 2008 and 2011 will operate; and if he will place a...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools among the 500 lowest performing primary schools have received funding under the Building Schools for the Future...

      Canvey Island Secondary School: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will hold discussions with Essex county council on the proposed selling of playing fields at Canvey Island secondary school;...

      Children: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children in care were working towards (a) level 1, (b) level 2, (c) level 3 and (d) level 4 in...

      Children: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons a pupil may be working at the level of assessment for but unable to take key stage 2 tests.

      Children: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what average number of GCSEs was taken by pupils in maintained schools in each of the last five years, broken down by local...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families members of which professions will have access to the ContactPoint database.

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of schoolchildren in Ribble Valley constituency qualify for free school meals.

      Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward plans for secure children's homes for children trafficked into the UK for the purpose of sexual exploitation.

      Children: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to improve literacy levels among key stage 2 children.

      Children: Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to improve numeracy skills among key stage 2 children.

      Children: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what measures are in place to vet people coming into contact with children as part of their work experience for foundation and...

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the adult to child ratio in Sure Start children's centres in England was in 2007-08; (2) what percentage of children...

      Children's Centres: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children starting primary school in 2008 and eligible for free school meals attended a Sure Start...

      Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families under what circumstances and for what reasons legal custody of a child may be removed from the parents of that child in cases...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on consultations in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many civil servants employed by his Department stopped working for the Department in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many civil servants were employed by his Department on a permanent basis in each of the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many civil servants transferred from his Department to other Government departments in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many public consultations were launched by his Department in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of all staff in his Department who were involved with the preparation and...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many reports were published by his Department and its predecessor in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average number of days spent on the preparation and publication of (a) reports and (b)...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on the (a) production and (b) publication of reports in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent by his Department on voluntary early release schemes and redundancies in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what agencies or units for which his Department is responsible require the public to make telephone calls to them on numbers which...

      Diplomas: Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which diplomas will include (a) compulsory and (b) optional mathematics A-level.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people claimed the education maintenance allowance in each year since its introduction.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of those aged 16 years and older in education who are eligible to claim education...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of those in (a) full-time and (b) part-time education aged (i) 16, (ii) 17 year and (iii) 18 years claimed...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department expects to spend annually on the education maintenance allowance from 2013 onwards.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people eligible to receive the education maintenance allowance achieved three As at A-level in each year since the...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of those claiming education maintenance allowance studied for AS or A-level exams in each year since the allowance...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of students eligible to receive the education maintenance allowance have not received a payment under...

      Education: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children in care (a) gained five or more GCSEs at C grade or above and (b) entered university in the latest...

      Education: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the economic situation on the delivery of private finance initiative...

      Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities are involved in the 14 to 19 engagement programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what his most recent estimate is of the number of 16 to 18-year-olds who are not in education or training, broken down by...

      Education: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16 to 24 year olds were not in full-time education, employment or training in each (a) local authority area and ( b)...

      Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect that the Ethnic Minority Achievement Grant has had on improving educational performance;...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils obtaining five good GCSEs including English and mathematics also received an equivalent qualification worth four...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils gaining five good GCSEs did so by gaining five separate GCSE qualifications excluding equivalents in...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils did not obtain a single D grade or above at GCSE in the latest period for which figures are...

      Headteachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools are without a permanent head teacher in each local authority area.

      Health Education: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Give and Let Live organ donation education programme for secondary school...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects the group reviewing sex and relationship education to report its recommendations.

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of those in receipt of education maintenance allowance entered (a) higher education, (b) a Russell Group...

      Independent Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many independent schools had pupils taking key stage 3 tests in the last five years for which figures are available.

      Independent Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many independent schools have pupils studying for an A-level in communication and culture.

      Languages: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which languages are taught in a primary school, broken down by the number of schools teaching each language; (2) which...

      Languages: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which secondary schools teach ( a) Chinese, (b) Urdu, (c) Japanese and (d) Italian and are located in a local authority area...

      Languages: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which secondary schools offer (a) Italian, (b) Chinese, (c) Urdu and (d) Japanese at (i) GCSE and (ii) A-level.

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent staff work for the Learning and Skills Council.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects the Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families to reply to the letter dated 29 July from the hon....

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what payments are due to ETS for the administration of the national tests in each year from 2008-09 to 2012-13; how much has been...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils requested a re-mark of key stage (a) 2 and (b) 3 tests in each of the last five years; and in what percentage of...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what reports have been prepared by the National Assessment Agency into the reliability of Key Stage tests since 1 January 2002;...

      Parents: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government has taken to increase the attainment of employment-based skills by parents.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what estimate he has made of the projected annual costs arising from the extension of free entitlement to nursery places to...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he expects all two to five year olds in England to be entitled to 15 hours per week of pre-school education; and if he...

      Primary Capital Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish the primary capital programmes submitted to his Department by each local authority in 2008; and if he will make...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools were closed or merged in each year since 1997.

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of primary school pupils were being educated in schools with more than 500 pupils in each year since 1997.

      Primary Education: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which primary schools in Gloucestershire have fewer than 50 pupils.

      Primary National Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much has been spent on the Primary National Strategy in each year from 2006 to 2008; (2) how much was spent on the...

      Primary School: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Leeds West constituency due to enter their first year of primary school did not have a place by 1 September...

      Primary Schools: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidelines he has issued to education authorities relating to over-subscribed primary schools.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms he plans to put in place requiring schools to take part in the education of excluded schoolchildren; whether his...

      Pupils: Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the minimum number of recommended hours a week is that a student taking a (a) foundation, (b) higher and (c) advanced...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many boys on free school meals achieved (a) five A* to C passes at GCSE, (b) five A* to C passes at GCSE including...

      Pupils: Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children in care received (a) fixed-term and (b) permanent exclusions in each of the last five years.

      Pupils: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children transferred to high schools in each London borough in each of the last 10 years; and how many children resident...

      School Meals: Stroud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which primary schools have full kitchen facilities in Stroud constituency; and which other schools in Stroud have facilities for...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools are both (a) national challenge schools and (b) extra mile schools, or mentor schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools offering the core set of extended services; and...

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that all those who were approved to mark standard assessment test papers in 2008 but who...

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families by what date he expects the contracts for administration of the 2009 key stage tests to be agreed; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment his Department has made of the reliability of the marking of key stage 2 and 3 tests in 2008; on the basis of what...

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many requests for marking reviews of (a) key stage 2 and (b) key stage 3 tests were received in each year from 2002 to 2007;...

      Schools: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the costs and benefits of teacher assessment of key stage 2 and key stage 3 tests, with external...

      Schools: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much in compensation was paid by schools to (a) pupils and (b) teachers in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

      Schools: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) boys and (b) girls from each ethnic minority group did not achieve any A* to C grades at GCSE in each of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what financial support is available from (a) central and (b) local education authority funds for the running of small schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made in trends of school balances.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much and what proportion of the schools budget was not passed from local authorities to schools in the most recent year for...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department plans to spend on e-learning credits in each of the next five years; how much his Department spent on...

      Schools: Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has issued guidance on the use of biometric technology relating to school children to (a) schools and (b)...

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many vacancies there are for school governors in (a) Essex and (b) Colchester constituency for (i) primary, (ii) junior and...

      Schools: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many proposals for new schools have been through the planning process since the introduction of the new Building Bulletin 100:...

      Schools: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether academy or foundation trusts may (a) develop, (b) sublet and (c) grant licences over their land and buildings.

      Schools: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether (a) pupils, (b) parents and (c) local residents have powers to object to the use or management of land or buildings by...

      Schools: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the value is of (a) land and (b) buildings owned by academy trusts and foundations; and how much funding has been...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils obtained five good GCSEs including English and mathematics but excluding equivalents in each year since 1997.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which National Challenge schools (a) have and (b) have not appointed a National Challenge Adviser; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have been put into special measures (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three times and (d) more than three times in the...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of white British boys eligible for free school meals did not achieve (a) any GCSE passes, (b) at least one GCSE...

      Schools: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to (a) require schools to follow more environmentally sustainable practices and (b) monitor levels of...

      Science: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what materials his Department prohibits the use of during science lessons in schools.

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which 10 local authorities had the highest proportion of secondary schools below the National Challenge target of 30 per...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent changes he has made to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal Regulations; what further changes he...

      Teachers: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reason foreign teachers able to teach in academy schools are not permitted to teach in other maintained schools.

      Teachers: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of teachers in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were male in each year since 1997.

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers took a primary (a) B.Ed or BA and (b) PGCE with a language specialism in each of the last three years...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of teachers teaching (a) mathematics, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d) biology who were awarded...

      Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what advice the Department gives to local authorities on whether (a) head teachers, (b) teaching staff, (c) non-teaching school...

      Teachers: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of hours per week (a) teachers and (b) headteachers spent on administrative functions...

      UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department plans to take in response to the report by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child published on 3...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people in each local authority area are enrolled on an entry to employment programme.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of people detained in young offenders' institutions (a) are from care home backgrounds, (b) are eligible for...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Yeovil of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 524W, on young people:...

      Young People's Learning Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) set-up and (b) running costs of the Young People's Learning Agency will be, broken down by function of the Agency.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his Department have responsibility for the checking and monitoring of the notification form required by the Abortion Act 1967 as...

    • Academic Health Science Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what criteria will be applied by academic health science centres to applications for Academic Foundation Trust status; (2) what progress has been...

      Autism: Wirral

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) number of adults with autism in Wirral West constituency and (b) proportion of those people who are in paid employment.

      Berkeley Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the re-location of Berkeley hospital to the Cam/Dursley area.

      Blood: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the effect on NHS costs of use of pathogen inactivation for blood products.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's Cancer Reform Strategy published in December 2007, if he will place in the Library the data from which the graphs on...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department holds on the latest standard rate for local authority-provided residential care in each local authority area.

      CJD: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have died from (a) sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) and (b) variant CJD in the last 20 years.

      Community Care: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 7 July, Official Report, column 1137, on disabled people (budgets), what the publication date will be for the evaluation report...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what agencies or units for which his Department is responsible require the public to make telephone calls to them on numbers which charge more than the...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of written questions for answer on a named day his Department has answered on the due date in the current session of...

      Foetal Alcohol Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent research he has undertaken into foetal alcohol syndrome; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many babies were born with foetal...

      Health Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) health promotion centres and (b) health promotion resource centres (i) opened and (ii) closed in each London borough in each of the last...

      Health: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the economic situation on the delivery of private finance initiative health projects; and if he will...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in phasing out mixed sex wards in NHS hospitals in (a) Bolton and (b) England.

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps the Government have taken to assist hospitals with financial management.

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps the Government has taken to assist hospitals to reduce debt.

      Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost was of treating chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in each primary care trust in England in the last period for which figures...

      Industrial Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is of the estimate that 15 per cent. of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease will also have asthma, as stated in...

      Industrial Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the waiting time for pulmonary rehabilitation was in each primary care trust in England in the latest period for which figures are available; and if...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the 100 largest settled claims awarded under the Clinical Negligence Scheme for Trusts have been; how much was paid in each case; and which claims...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) consultant-led and (b) midwife-led maternity units there were in each region of England at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish the results of the market surveys associated with his Department's review of the Transforming Community Equipment and Wheelchair...

      Medical Treatments: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on nuclear medicine departments of the shortage of supply of isotopes due to producer unit shut-downs in Europe;...

      Mentally Ill: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park of 22 April 2008, Official Report, column 1993W, on the mentally ill: children, if he will...

      NHS Direct: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) the monetary value and (b) the projected duration is of all contracts most recently awarded to provide services linked to NHS Direct.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what cash savings he expects to be generated in the NHS drugs budget in each of the next three financial years.

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date he expects to publish the conclusions of his Department's consultation on top-up payments in the NHS.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the financial position of (a) NHS Brent and (b) the North West London Hospitals NHS Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-profit Making Associations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what areas have received financial help for social enterprise initiatives; and how much has been granted in each case.

      Non-profit Making Associations: Forest of Dean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what applications for financial support he has received from (a) Forest of Dean and (b) Stroud district councils for the pursuit of social enterprise...

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding South East Essex Primary Care Trust is due to receive in the 2008-09 financial year under his Department's funding formula; (2)...

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated to primary care trusts at the start of the financial year (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and how much was returned from...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the circumstances in which properties may have to be sold to pay for the residential care costs of people who require such care in...

      Surgery: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were referred from private hospitals to NHS hospitals following complications after operations in each of the last four years; and what...

  • International Development

    • Adam Smith Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many projects the Adam Smith Institute is undertaking for his Department; and how many contracts his Department has awarded to the...

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the (a) recent redesign and (b) subsequent maintenance of his Department's website cost.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what records his Department keeps on the (a) number and (b) demographics of people using its website.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what forecasts his Department has made regarding the number of people using the Discovery Zone section of its website; and how it plans...

      Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps the Government have taken to address the effects of climate change on developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps the Government have taken to make the UK public aware of the incidence and consequences of poverty globally.

      Developing Countries: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria are used to select consultants engaged by his Department to advise on projects to take overseas public utilities into...

      Developing Countries: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on the private ownership of water services in other countries.

      Developing Countries: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many consultancy contracts his Department has awarded in respect of projects to take overseas water utilities into private...

      Development Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress his Department has made on developing guidance with the multilateral development banks to screen all development...

      Development Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress his Department has made in assisting multilateral development banks to adopt and implement clean energy investment...

      DFID Alumni Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on the DFID Alumni Association in each of the last three years, broken down by (a) staff costs, (b)...

      Guyana: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of Guyana's offer to the UK to conserve rainforest in exchange for sustainable development funds; and if he...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps the Government have taken to improve the transparency of its international aid.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps the Government have taken to improve the monitoring of aid given to ensure it is spent as intended.

      Piracy: Gulf of Aden

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects of piracy in the Gulf of Aden on the delivery of humanitarian aid in the region over the...

      Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support the Government plan to provide to voter education in preparation for the elections and referendum in Sudan.

      Sudan: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect of the security situation in north Darfur on the delivery of humanitarian assistance to...

      Sudan: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many British humanitarian workers in Darfur have been subject to attacks in the last 12 months; and what proposals are under...

      Tanzania: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which consultants were involved in the Biwater project to take water services in Tanzania into private ownership; how many of them have...

      Tanzania: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was paid from the public purse in respect of the Biwater project to take Tanzanian water services into private ownership.

      Tanzania: Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the outcome against objectives of the Biwater project to take water services in Tanzania into private...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to review provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 relating to temporary event notices; and if he will make a statement.

    • Architecture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects the Engaging Places online resource to be operational.

      Art Works: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 21-23W, on art works: exports, what the estimated value of each...

      Art Works: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, columns 21-23W, on art works: exports, how much each of the objects referred...

      Buildings At Risk Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many buildings were (a) added to and (b) removed from the Buildings At Risk Register in each year since 2000.

      Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate (a) his Department and (b) English Heritage has made of the cost to heritage attractions of new (i) regulations and (ii)...

      Cultural Heritage: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) when he expects his Department to complete the evidence base for its sectors in relation to the objective of increasing private...

      Cultural Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many enlarged partial agreements his Department made in the financial year 2007-08; and what the (a) subject and (b) cost to his...

      Culture Online: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on Culture Online in each year since 2000-01.

      Culture Online: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff were employed to work on Culture Online in each year since 2002-03; and how many will be employed during 2008-09.

      Departmental Ceremonies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on (a) ceremonial overheads and (b) ceremonial services in each of the last five years; and if he will...

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the funds received by his Department as part of the sale of the land to the north of the British Library have yet been...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate (a) his Department and (b) Arts Council England has made of the cost to arts establishments and artists of new (i)...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2008, Official Report, columns 856-58W, on departmental NDPBs, what funding has been agreed with (a)...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2008, Official Report, columns 856-58W, on departmental NDPBs, on which date (a) the Royal Parks...

      Departmental NDPBs

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

      Departmental NDPBs

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

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects each of the new regional culture and sport alliances announced by his Department on 2 July 2008 to come into operation;...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent valuation has been made of the property portfolios of (a) his Department, (b) the Royal Parks, (c) English Heritage and...

      Departmental Public Relations

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects his Department to publish its (a) Gambling Study, (b) Scoping Survey of Culture and Sport in the UK, (c) Tourism...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Digital UK on ensuring that work on transmitters and the effect it has on television reception is...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on digital switchover; and if he will make a statement.

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many visits there were to English Heritage properties in each year since 1997.

      English Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which meetings (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have had with representatives of English Heritage in the last 12 months.

      English Heritage: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what target was set by English Heritage for providing free education visits in each of the last five years.

      English Heritage: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many properties managed by English Heritage are required to display an energy certificate; and how many did so at the latest date...

      English Heritage: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much English Heritage spent on acquiring historic artefacts in each of the last five years.

      English Heritage: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps English Heritage has taken in response to the findings in its most recent annual staff survey.

      Invest to Save Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department's non-departmental public bodies received from Invest to Save budgets in each of the last three years.

      Listed Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many recommendations for listing of properties were passed to his Department by English Heritage in each of the last five years; and...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the funding provided to his Department for its joint research budget by each of its non-departmental public bodies comes...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many overseas visitors arrived in the UK in each quarter since 2005.

      Religious Buildings: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) English Heritage and (b) the Heritage Lottery Fund provided to places of worship in each of the last five years.

      Religious Buildings: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has made available to (a) the established church and (b) non-established churches for the repair of (i)...

      Sport England: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to appoint a new Chair of Sport England; whether the remit and responsibilities associated with the post will differ...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what analysis he has made of the elite sports which field teams to represent England at international level and receive no funds from UK...

      Statues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what statues his Department is responsible for; what the cost of maintenance of these statues was in 2007-08; and what valuation has...

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect on participation rates of providing free access to swimming to those aged (a) over 60 and...

      Swimming: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will give a breakdown by main budget heading of the £140 million funding announced on 6 June 2008 to encourage local...

      Swimming: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the average local authority entitlement is as part of the £140 million fund announced on 6 June 2008 to encourage local...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was paid to the BBC from television licence revenue in each year since 1997.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was received in television licence revenue in each year since 1997.

      UK Film Council: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by the UK Film Council on advertising for recruitment in each of the last five years.

      World Creative Business Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been paid to (a) Edelman and (b) Acclaim for services relating to the World Creative Business Conference; and how much he...

      World Creative Business Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the World Creative Business Conference will take place; where it will be held; and how much the event is estimated to cost.

      World Creative Business Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many invitations to the World Creative Business Conference have been sent out; and how many invitees have so far replied.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan: Death Penalty

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they are making, or will make, to the Government of Afghanistan regarding the abolition of the death penalty for apostasy from Islam to any...

    • Armed Forces: Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for upgrading helicopters currently in service; how many will be upgraded; over what timescale; and with what expected total budget.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What capability upgrades are being considered for Apache attack helicopters currently in service; and what are the indicative costs and timescale.

      Armed Forces: Lighter than Air Vehicles

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What evaluation they have made of lighter-than-air vehicles for military and security use.

      Armed Forces: Precision Guided Munitions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the Paveway IV precision guided munitions will be available for operational use; how many will be available at that point; what was the original and what is...

      Autism

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What training exists to ensure that employment support workers take account of the needs of people with autism.

      Civil Service: Bonuses

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the payment of bonuses to civil servants was agreed with the appropriate trade unions; which those unions were; and when the agreement was reached.

      Commonwealth Scholarships Programme

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received about the proposed termination of Foreign and Commonwealth Office support for the Commonwealth Scholarships Programme; and...

      Congo

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the prospects for a free and fair presidential election in the Republic of Congo in 2009; and whether they will urge President Denis...

      Disabled People: Disability Rights Handbook

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Since what date they have been asked to provide comments and corrections to officers of the Disability Alliance on drafts of the Disability Rights handbook prior...

      Northern Rock

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether deposits with Northern Rock are covered by the same guarantee provided to other banks; and Whether Northern Rock bond investments are covered by the...

      Older People: Financial Hardship

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What consideration they have given to the financial hardship of older people, including elderly war pensioners and war widows, as documented by the Royal British...

      QinetiQ

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What are their total net receipts from the multiple sales of shares in QinetiQ; how much was injected into the pension fund prior to privatisation; what was the...

      UN: Protocol on Discrimination

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 16 July (WA 176), when they expect to conclude their review of the United Kingdom's experience of the...

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