Written answers

Friday, 17 October 2008

  • Justice

    • Care Proceedings: Expert Evidence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the results of the review of family law cases following the Cannings judgment; and what steps he is taking to increase...

    • Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many driving bans were served concurrently with prison sentences in each region of England and Wales in (a) each of the last 10 years and (b) 2008...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps the Government has taken to improve public accountability of the family courts.

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when his Department expects to publish its substantive response to its consultation on Confidence and confidentiality: openness in family courts - a new...

      Judiciary: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of his Department's performance against its objectives in respect of the proportion of women in the judiciary.

      Judiciary: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the change in the percentage of eligible women barristers entering the judiciary has been since the date of his predecessor's 2004 consultation on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when his Department plans to answer the letter dated 31 July sent by the hon. Member for Billericay to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for...

      Powers of Attorney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the waiting period for the processing of an application for a lasting power of attorney; and if he will make a...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) daily, (b) weekly and (c) monthly (i) percentage and (ii) total turnover of inmates was in each prison establishment (A) in each of the...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many custodial sentences of (a) less than one month, (b) between one and three months, (c) between three and six months and (d) between six and...

      Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will reassess his Department's proposals to merge the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal with the Care Standards Tribunal and the...

      Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of cases going to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal concerned children with autism over each of the last...

      Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many disability discrimination cases concerning children with autism spectrum disorders went to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Deer: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of deer in the New Forest National Park; and whether it is the policy of the National...

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information technology projects initiated by his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled prior to completion...

      New Forest National Park Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people are employed by the New Forest National Park Authority; and how many of those are resident within the...

      Tourism: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will require the New Forest National Park Authority to extend the deadline for consultation on the draft Recreation...

      Tourism: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate the New Forest National Park Authority has made of the number of people (a) resident in and (b) holidaying in...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies spent on (i) recruitment consultants and (ii) external recruitment advertising to recruit...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people were employed by Arts Council England in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2007-08 in (i) the Chief Executive's office, (ii) the...

    • Arts: Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has commissioned research on the extent to which further education institutions are equipping students with the...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what balances his Department held with (a) other central Government Departments and (b) local authorities at the end of each financial...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on staffing in each year since 1997 in (a) cash and (b) real terms.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of invoices for goods and services procured from small and medium-sized businesses was paid within 30 days of receipt by...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies spent on (i) recruitment consultants and (ii) external recruitment...

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps the Government plans to take to encourage more young people to participate in Olympic sports.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Sponsorship

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games has had with the International Olympic Committee's worldwide partners on their...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) asylum claimants and (b) their dependants of each nationality have been granted leave to remain in the UK through (i) the 1998...

    • Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) its executive agencies spent on (i) recruitment consultants and (ii) external recruitment advertising...

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many blank passports were (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last five years; and if she...

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports were lost by the Identity and Passport Service while being couriered to the passport holder in each of the last five years.

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidelines have been issued to the Identity and Passport Service on the secure delivery of documentation to passport holders.

      Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid in compensation to passport holders whose passports were lost by the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last five...

      Identity and Passport Service: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many instances of the loss of personal documents were recorded by the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last five years.

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 18 years have been interviewed at passport interview centres since the system of interviews for passport...

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to allow bus passengers to make appeals regarding complaints to Passenger Focus in an analogous way to those which may be made by...

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of people eligible for a free bus pass have applied for one in Leeds since the scheme was introduced.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many tonnes of (a) carbon dioxide, (b) other greenhouse gases and (c) harmful particulates were emitted from (i) road and (ii) other transport...

      Cars: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment has been made of the relative merits of using a weight-based system or a footprint-based system to assess a car's carbon dioxide emissions.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Christmas functions (a) he, (b) officials from his Department and (c) officials from its executive agencies (i) hosted and (ii) attended in...

      Crossrail: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent on consultation fees for the Crossrail project.

      Departmental Consultations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the total expenditure on consultants by his Department was in each year since its creation.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress he has made on his plans to revise the New Approach to Appraisal; and within what (a) parameters and (b) timescale the review is operating.

      DVLA: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many individuals have their details protected by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency such that requests for release of information in relation...

      Euston Station: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ask (a) the Health and Safety Executive and (b) the Equality and Human Rights Commission to inspect Euston station to ensure it complies...

      Euston Station: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when Euston station was last inspected to ensure it meets disability discrimination legislation in respect of access from (a) car parks and (b) taxi...

      Euston Station: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that access to all parts of Euston station is improved for (a) the elderly and disabled, (b) parents with pushchairs...

      Lorries: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many road collisions involved side impact crashes into heavy goods vehicles in each region of England and Wales in (a) each of the last 10...

      Lorries: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage compliance with the requirement for goods vehicles over 3.5 tonnes in relation to rear view mirrors.

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicles are licensed; and what the total licence revenue was for each emission rating band in the private and light goods vehicle licensing...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which 20 registration marks sold by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in the last year for which figures are available have generated the...

      Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the number of UK travellers to countries outside the EU in each of the last two years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what light rail schemes are scheduled to open in the next two years.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of miles of railways in each county are not electrified.

      Railways: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations (a) Network Rail and (b) First Great Western have made to the Office of the Rail Regulator on the issue of the Kemble to Swindon...

      Railways: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations the Office of the Rail Regulator has received from (a) Gloucestershire county council, (b) Gloucestershire First and (c) the...

      Railways: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to promoting the construction of the Todmorden Curve to cut train journey times between Manchester and Burnley.

      Road Traffic: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate the Government has made of the cost of congestion to UK business in each of the last 10 years.

      Road Traffic: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the estimated annual cost to the economy of road congestion has been in each year since 1997.

      Roads: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of people adversely affected by noise pollution from the strategic road network in the last eight years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many local road schemes were completed in each year since 2000.

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what tolls and charges are applied for use of (a) bridges and (b) tunnels on the motorway and trunk road network, broken down by charges for (i)...

      Taxis: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to require full criminal record checks, covering the entire adult life, of foreign nationals seeking work as licensed...

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many school run car journeys he estimates were made in each year since 1997, broken down by the smallest available geographical unit.

      Transport: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of schools in England he estimates have a travel plan in place.

      Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what regulations govern the bearing of representations of (a) the EU flag and (b) the Union flag on motor vehicle licence plates.

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects Network Rail to end disruption to train journeys from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester at weekends during the...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects rail journey times from London Euston to Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester on (a) Saturdays and (b) Sundays to run as frequently as the...

  • Health

    • Breast Cancer: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people treated for breast cancer also received psychological and emotional support during and after treatment in each of the last three years.

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were prescribed methadone and other hard drug substitutes in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the size is of...

      Health Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per head on health in (a) rural and (b) urban areas in 2007-08.

      NHS: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospital trusts are bidding for foundation trust status; and what criteria must be satisfied before they can achieve such status.

      Vaccination: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the adequacy of the supply and distribution of vaccines for children and babies.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which armed forces hospitals have been closed in the last 30 years; and what the date of each such closure was.

    • Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Armed Forces were sent to the (a) US Navy War College, (b) US National Defense University, (c) US Army War College, (d) US...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were in receipt of a war pension in each year...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure on (a) the war pension scheme and (b) the armed forces compensation scheme was in each year since 2004; and what estimates he has made...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many non-pensionable bonuses were awarded to members of staff in the Government Equalities Office in the last 12 months; and at what cost to the...

    • Equality: Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the make-up of the board of each public body is broken down by (a) gender, (b) race, (c) disability, (d) faith, (e) age and (f) sexual...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information technology projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies cancelled prior to completion in each of the last five years;...

    • Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Public Relations

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

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 July 2008, Official Report, column 1180W, on employment, what the figures are for the second quarter of 2008 on...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Cemeteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to issue new guidance on health and safety in graveyards.

      Social Security Benefits: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on each type of benefit for pensioners in each year from 1997 to 2007; and how much is forecast to be spent on each type of...

      Statutory Sick Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers have incurred a penalty for refusing or repeatedly refusing to pay statutory sick pay in the last two years; what the level...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the difference in council tax for a band D property is between each two-tier authority and its nearest unitary authority.

    • Departmental Executive Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many agencies were sponsored by her Department or its predecessors in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 1997-98.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with the Audit Commission on overseeing cost savings from the FiReControl project; and...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in the implementation of the FireGuard project; and if she will make a statement.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with (a) fire and rescue services and (b) fire authorities on the disaggregation of...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget for each fire and rescue service in England and Wales is for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Fire Services: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with (a) fire and rescue services and (b) fire authorities on section 9 of the Fire and...

      FireBuy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make a statement on the take-up of FireBuy.

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households displaced by flooding in summer 2007 have not yet been able to return to their homes, broken down by (a)...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average cost was of insuring a home against (a) coastal and (b) inland flooding in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of homeowners at risk of flooding have flood insurance.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance she plans to provide for people whose homes have solid walls to provide wall insulation; and if she will make a...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to meet local authority leaders to discuss action to protect local authorities from the effects of the...

      Local Government Finance: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what additional support her Department makes available to local authorities with large student populations.

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date (a) her Department and (b) the Audit Commission was first informed of the financial vulnerability of Icelandic...

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the financial exposure of each (a) local authorities and (b) fire authorities to the Icelandic banking crisis is,...

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the financial exposure of (a) local authority private finance initiative schemes and (b)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of air quality in the UK's most polluted areas in each of the last eight years.

    • Carbon Emissions: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what basis the initial allocation to local authorities will be made under the carbon reduction commitment; and what mechanisms will...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many university (a) applicants and (b) successful applicants there were to study (i) medicine, (ii) engineering, (iii)...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the Answer of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 854W, on catering, how much (a) Brakes...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Adoption: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in the last six months in reaching agreement with the Chinese authorities about a protocol to enable...

    • Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he expects the UK Council for Child Internet Safety to develop advice on child internet safety accessible to parents...

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much the Government spent on child internet safety campaigns in each of the last three years; and how much he expects to...

      Departmental Information

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what advertising campaigns his Department has run since June 2004; and what the (a) date and (b) cost was of each of these.

      Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many citizens' juries his Department has held since 1 July 2007; what the cost was of each; what issues were discussed at each...

      Departmental Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will list the programmes aggregated as Other Miscellaneous programmes in each section of table 8.3, pages 88 to 89, of his...

      Grammar Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the changes in grammar school admission numbers consequent upon the Building Schools for the Future...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the evidential basis is for his Department's statement that higher national key stage test results are not a result of...

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools there are in which 10 or more different languages are spoken by pupils as their...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Department is taking to ensure the provision of high quality hot meals in schools.

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what percentage of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools use accredited filtering services on internet software; (2) what...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether academies may pay teachers more than analogous salaries paid by neighbouring community schools.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Death: Asbestos

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people died from an asbestos-related condition in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in...

    • Death: Mesothelioma

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people died from mesothelioma in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in each year since 1997.

      Immigration: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the number of inward migrants to the UK intending to stay for 12 months or more who cited work-related purposes as the...

      Unemployment: Cumbria

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people living in (a) Westmorland and Lonsdale and (b) Cumbria were unemployed in each of the last 12 months.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what provisions are in place to guarantee the funds of (a) individuals and (b) companies who have received the proceeds from the sale of their...

    • Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role his Department played in discussions leading to the decision of the Financial Services Authority of 18 September 2008 to prohibit short selling in...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals in Northern Ireland pay more income tax than before following the abolition of the 10 pence band as modified by the changes announced...

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) benefit expenditure, (b) balance, (c) surplus above one-sixth of annual benefit expenditure and (d) revenue of the National Insurance...

      Revenue and Customs: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many office buildings owned or leased by HM Revenue and Customs are currently not in use in (a) England, (b) the South West, (c) Cornwall and (d)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people applied for (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in each month since January 2006.

      Taxation: Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the implications for UK policy of the recent decision by the Dutch authorities in relation to the tax on mobility scooters...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to provide a substantive response to Question 222243, on taxation of mobility scooters, tabled on 21 July 2008.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Admiralty House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Lord Malloch Brown will continue to occupy a ministerial residence in Admiralty House following the recent Cabinet...

    • Belarus: State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any Ministers or officials plan to meet the Prime Minister of the Republic of Belarus when he visits the UK in November.

      British Council: Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding his Department provided to the British Council to sponsor British musical and theatrical artists to perform...

      British Nationality: Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what procedures are in place to provide advice on security matters to British citizens making arrangements to travel overseas;...

      Croatia: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens were reported as missing in Croatia in each of the last three years; how many of these have not yet...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which UN member states the UK has no resident British Ambassador or resident British High Commissioner; and from which...

      Georgia: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government has taken to encourage a peaceful resolution of the dispute between Russia and Georgia.

      Georgia: South Ossetia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the security and intelligence services reported to his Department on the possibility of military action by Georgia in...

      Georgia: South Ossetia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Georgian government on the effects of its military actions in South Ossetia on civilians...

      Georgia: South Ossetia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what meetings he has had with diplomats and officials from (a) Georgia, (b) Russia, (c) the UN, (d) the European Union and...

      Georgia: South Ossetia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date his Department first made a response to the attack by Georgian forces on 7 August on residents of Russian origin in...

      Youth Parliaments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which overseas youth parliaments his Department has funded in the last five years; and how much his Department has provided for each.

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