Written answers

Wednesday, 22 October 2008

  • Wales

    • Economic Stability and Business Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Minister on economic stability and business growth in Wales.

    • Promoting Welsh Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will hold discussions with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on policies to promote Welsh food in England; and if he will make a statement.

      2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with the First Minister on Wales's contribution to the 2012 Olympics.

      Welfare Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on co-operation between the Department for Work and Pensions and the Welsh Assembly...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the use of health services in Wales by patients resident in England.

      All Wales Convention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the All Wales Convention.

      UK Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the exposure of Welsh taxpayers to the liabilities of UK banks.

      Mentally Ill Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information his Department has gathered on the effect of its policies and practices on the recruitment, development and retention of employees with...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Homophobia: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training is provided to members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland in dealing with homophobic crime cases.

    • Magilligan Port

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what the security status is of Magilligan Port; and what consideration has been given to designating it an international port for security...

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which restorative justice groups have been approved by the Northern Ireland Office; where those groups are located; and which groups have...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what percentage of 16 to 25-year-olds in Northern Ireland who have been through the criminal justice system were not in employment, education or...

  • Defence

    • Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to support the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence by signing a memorandum of understanding with the...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will take steps to encourage a competitive broadband market in rural areas, with specific reference...

    • Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many citizens' juries his Department has held since 1 July 2007; what the cost was of each; what issues...

      Dietary Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to promote the interests of UK manufacturers of specialist food supplements and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Official Report

      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 858W, on Official Report, what the average...

    • Security

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many House of Commons security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each year since 2001.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the Government's policy is on whether the EU should reduce emissions by 30 per cent. against 1990 levels if an international...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many citizens' juries her Department has held since 1 July 2007; what the cost was of each; what was discussed at each...

    • Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in (i) her Department and its predecessors and...

      Housing Companies: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of amalgamating the Housing Corporation and English Partnerships; and how much and what...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the national level of housing revenue account subsidy was in each year since 1990; and what it is projected to be in each...

      Housing: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) council houses, (b) houses rented by registered social landlords, (c) private rented houses in multiple...

      Housing: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) licensed and (b) unlicensed houses of multiple occupation there are in (i) Barry, (ii) Blackpool, (iii) Bognor...

      Local Authorities: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she next plans to review the standard national rate for local authority mortgages.

      Local Authorities: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 982W, on local authorities: mortgages, which building...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the implications of the deficit in the Local Government Contributory Pension Fund.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to reply to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford's letter of 4 September 2008 on Mr. Paul Carlier of Little...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer options for providing support for homebuyers in negative equity as a...

      Rates and Rating: Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had on a review of the liability of credit unions for business rates; and what consideration she has...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the banking rescue package will not affect levels of expenditure on public services in the short, medium and long term.

    • Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 6 October 2008, on child benefit, what percentage of callers to the child benefit helpline were automatically informed to call...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average length of time taken to process a new application for child benefit was in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when in autumn 2008 the Government plan to respond to the report of the Parliamentary Ombudsman on Equitable Life.

      Financial Services: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the UK may withdraw unilaterally from the Mark to Market rules under European Union legislation.

      HBOS: Lloyds TSB

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to ensure that as many HBOS employees in Halifax as possible retain their jobs as part of the conditions of the pending merger...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the revenue recovered by HM Revenue and Customs Compliance and Enforcement Unit in each year since 2003-04.

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the average cost to HM Revenue and Customs is of processing a tax return; and how many tax returns would be obviated by increasing the thresholds...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of families eligible for the childcare element of the working tax credit claimed it in each year for which figures are available.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was spent on overnight accommodation by civil servants from her Office in the last 12 months.

    • Departmental Security

      To ask the Leader of the House how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in her Office in each year since 2001.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the incidence was of bovine tuberculosis in each county of England and Wales in each non-bovine species in each year...

    • Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what factors underlay the decision to reduce the number of herds tested for bovine tuberculosis between January and June 2008...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the potential for bovine tuberculosis to transfer between (a) badgers and humans, (b)...

      Carbon Emissions: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 14 January 2008, Official...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research that his Department has commissioned is being undertaken by the Joint Nature Conservation Committee; and if he...

      Dogs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the levels of (a) deformity, (b) disability and (c) hereditary disease amongst (i)...

      Fishing: Norwegian Exclusive Economic Zone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has information on the amount of fish caught by vessels from other EU member states within the...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 November 2007, Official Report, column 865W, on fisheries: quotas, whether the quota management...

      Government Decontamination Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff are employed by the Government Decontamination Service, broken down by (a) region and...

      Hamford Water Estuary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what statutory obligations the Harwich Haven Authority has for the development or conservation of Hamford water estuary.

      Marine Animals: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of non-native invasive species identified in UK waters in each year since 1997; what...

      Recreational Sea Angling Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what his response is to the draft Recreational Sea Angling Strategy; which policies in the strategy he plans to...

      Special Areas of Conservation: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the candidate special areas of conservation listed as the Dee, Humber and Severn estuaries have been formally adopted...

      Veterinary Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will ensure that the implementation of any recommendations emerging from the Hampton Review of the Veterinary Medicines...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the projected budget for Warm Front is for the next three years.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of ambulance handovers took more than (a) 15, (b) 30, (c) 45 and (d) 60 minutes in the last 12 months.

    • Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital Trust: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on cleaning by the Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital Trust in the latest period for which information is available.

      Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital Trust: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much revenue was raised in car parking by Barking, Havering and Redbridge Hospital Trust area in the latest period for which information is available.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps the Government are taking to assist carers; (2) how many people over the age of 60 were registered as carers in (a) Jarrow...

      Christmas

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

      Dental Services: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are per 1,000 people in Hemel Hempstead constituency.

      Departmental Civil Service Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many agencies were sponsored by his Department in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 1997-98.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent staff there are in each (a) directorate and (b) team in his Department, broken down by payband.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's total spending was on advertising and promotional campaigns in each year since 2006; and what the cost of each campaign was, broken...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mobile telephones have been bought by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

      Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged over (a) 55 and (b) 60 years were recruited by his Department in 2007-08; and what percentage in each case this was of the number...

      Departmental Recruitment

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many civil servants in his Department were recruited through the fast stream; and what the average salary of those officials is.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many visits he has made abroad since taking up his position; and at what cost.

      Health Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will visit Chorley and Preston hospitals and the new clinical access treatment centre in Chorley.

      Health: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on developing the Picture of Health for South East London; and if he will make a statement.

      Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many inspectors were employed by his Department in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 1997-98.

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of liver disease caused by excessive consumption of alcohol in the UK.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent representations his Department has (a) received from and (b) made to local NHS organisations on delays in receiving additional funding...

      Medical Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place to protect patient records from data loss from (a) hospitals, (b) primary care trusts and (c) mental health trusts.

      MRSA: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients contracted MRSA in hospitals in West Hertfordshire in the last five years.

      NHS Identity: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department are working on the NHS Identity, broken down by payband.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on which dates officials or Ministers in his Department met representatives of the pharmaceutical industry in the last six months to discuss (a) the...

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications of the deficit in the National Health Service Contributory Pension Fund.

      NHS: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Local Involvement Networks have been established but are not yet operational.

      Ophthalmology: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many opticians there are per 1,000 people in Hemel Hempstead constituency.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list primary care trusts in the order of level of deprivation of the community each serves.

      Social Workers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many social workers per head of the population (a) there were in 2007 and (b) there are in 2008.

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out of areas referrals were made by the Gateshead and South Tyneside Primary Care Trust because the surgery options sought by the patient were...

      Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the value is of contracts awarded to K International by his Department for translation services in each year for which figures are available;...

      West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust: Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust spent on cleaning in the latest period for which information is available.

      West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much revenue was raised by West Hertfordshire Hospital Trust in car parking fees in the latest period for which information is available.

      West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many general practitioner practices there are in the West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust area; (2) how many (a) nurses and (b) allied...

      West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust: Midwives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many midwives were employed by West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Dietary Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he last met manufacturers of food supplements to discuss the impact upon their businesses of the setting of maximum permitted levels for...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Africa: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recommendations in the UN High Commissioner for Refugees report on camps in the occupied...

    • Burma: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to seek to secure the release of political prisoners in Burma in the last 12 months.

      Burma: Politics and Government

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

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received of a military escalation in Karen state, Eastern Burma; and what steps his Department...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations the Government has made to the Colombian Government on attacks on human rights defenders.

      Cuba: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of political prisoners and prisoners of conscience currently held in custody in Cuba.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the names and addresses of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) cost, (b) print run and (c) distribution of the Diplomatic Service List was in the last financial year before...

      Georgia: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are participating in the European Union Monitoring Mission in Georgia.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government have had discussions with Hezbollah in Lebanon.

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Indian Government on terrorism (a) in India and (b) internationally; and if he...

      Malta: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on concerns about the recent elections in Malta; and if he will make a statement.

      Malta: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recent elections in Malta; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) the United States and (b) Russia on the respective proposals in each...

      Overseas Residence: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department provides for British nationals seeking information on relatives who have died abroad.

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on the murder of members of the Ahmadiyya community.

      Radovan Karadzic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his United States counterpart on the allegations made by Radovan Karadzic regarding an...

      Russia: Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 October 2008, Official Report, column 607W, on Russia: missiles, what discussions he has had with...

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on Tibet's right to national self-determination; and what recent steps he has taken in pursuing that policy.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration has been given to the status of the Western Sahara as part of the discussions on Morocco's status with the EU.

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the account taken by the European Commission of non-recognition of Morocco's claim to the Western...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what IT projects his Department is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (a) the cost and (b) the completion date of each is.

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many visits to his departmental website have been recorded from computers outside his Department and the parliamentary estate since May 2007.

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many civil servants working in his Department have pensions with a cash equivalent transfer value of over £1 million.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the cost effectiveness of Government-commissioned advertising in the last 12 months relating to matters falling within her...

    • Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people aged over (a) 55 and (b) 60 years were recruited to work in her Office in 2007-08; and what percentage in each case this was of the number...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many and what proportion of written questions for answer on a named day she has answered on the due date in the current session of Parliament to date.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

    • Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people aged over (a) 55 and (b) 60 years of age were recruited by his Department in 2007-08; and what percentage in each case...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) Sport England spent on advertising appointments in each of the last five years.

      Film: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance his Department has issued on the subtitling of films in cinemas for the benefit of people who are deaf including those...

      Performing Arts: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the welfare standards applicable to animals used in the performance and arts industries.

      Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) funding his Department has allocated to and (b) discussions his Department has had with (i) the Amateur Swimming Association,...

      Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has allocated (a) to swimming and (b) to elite and competitive swimming in each of the last 10 years.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Child Support Agency cases under (a) the old and (b) the new scheme are open.

    • Departmental Cleaning Services

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

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were dismissed for gross misconduct in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports have been completed by his Department's Strategy Team in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many civil servants in his Department were recruited through the fast stream; and what the average salary of those officials is.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many security passes have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen by staff in (i) his Department and (ii) agencies sponsored by his...

      Disability Living Allowance: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who represented his Department at meetings on 15 October with the (a) Royal National Institute for the Blind and (b) other organisations...

      Explosives: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what occasions explosive site licences or applications for such licences have been revoked or refused on the grounds of the holder or...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed housing benefit (a) in each of the last five years and (b) in each month of the last two years.

      Incapacity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants had been in receipt of incapacity benefit for five years or more in the last year...

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) at what interest rate income support mortgage interest rate payments are being made; and at what rate income support mortgage interest...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he will reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill of 4 June, 22 July, 12 September and 1...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of the working age population that belonged to an employer-sponsored defined benefit pension scheme...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of private sector employers who offered a pension to their employees in each year since 1997 for...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage employers to provide pensions for their staff.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on (a) pension credit, (b) the second state pension, (c) the basic state pension, (d) widow's benefit,...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government is taking to reduce pensioner poverty.

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government is taking to encourage the take up of benefits that remain unclaimed by pensioners each year.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of adults who were not members of any pension scheme in each year since 1997.

      Pensions Service: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the staff at the Pensions Service are entitled to a final salary pension scheme; and how much employer contributions costs...

      Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many instances of loss of personal documents have been recorded by (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) the Pension Service in each of the last...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects a decision to be made on who will win the tender to run the successor to the Post Office Card Account.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children lived in households with income of less than 60 per cent. of the national average, broken down by the smallest geographical...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the relationship between parents' cooking skills and child poverty in families.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to reduce levels of child poverty.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which areas of public policy he plans to bring forward legislation to contribute to achieving the target of eradicating child poverty by 2020.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people with HIV have had their (a) disability living allowance and (b) incapacity benefit reduced or removed in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department takes to ensure that serving and former servicemen receive the benefits to which they are entitled; and if he will...

      Social Security Benefits: Automated Credit Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing a system of automatic payments of benefits to people who are eligible for but...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance he plans to make available to lone parents who move from income support to jobseeker's allowance when their youngest child...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of future trends in the level of unemployment in the UK.

  • Transport

    • Airports: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many consultation exercises his Department has undertaken on airport expansion in the last three years; and at what cost.

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in how many areas real-time information is displayed at bus stops.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has issued guidance on the desirable frequency of Sunday bus services.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2008, Official Report, column 427W, on bus services: concessions, when he plans to publish the results of his...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the surplus or shortfall experienced by each local authority as a result of the funding provided by his...

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government has taken to improve bus services in England.

      Bypasses: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) which bypasses have been completed since 2000; (2) how many bypasses have been built in (a) urban and (b) rural areas since 1997.

      Commuters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has carried out on the average journey time to and from work in the UK in each of the last 10 years, broken down by region.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) entertainment, (b) advertising and promotion and (c) public relations consultancy in 2007-08.

      Dorneywood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 19 June 2008, Official Report, column 1187W, on Dorneywood: official...

      Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his policy is on further electrification of the rail network.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the potential economic effects of a third runway at Heathrow; and if he will make a statement.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely economic and commercial effects of not building a third runway at Heathrow Airport.

      Humber Bridge Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much debt was owed by the Humber Bridge Board in each year between 1982 and 2008; and what the rate of interest charged each year was.

      Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many inspectors were employed by his Department in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 1997-98.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 894W, on motor vehicles: taxation, how many people are forecast to renew their...

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date the new motorcycle driving test will be introduced.

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research the Government has carried out on the length of time taken to clear a motorway after a collision and reopen it for traffic.

      Park and Ride Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what park and ride schemes have been established since 2000, broken down by region.

      Public Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government has taken to encourage bus companies to spend money on environmentally friendly vehicles.

      Public Transport: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on provision of free public transport for all children.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what change there has been in the average length of a train passenger journey in the last five years.

      Railways: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make a statement on his Department's implementation of the EU First Railway package, with specific reference to the implementation of...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average increase in annual rail season ticket costs has been in each year since the cap on regulated fares of RPI plus one per cent. was...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received from (a) passengers or passenger groups and (b) train operating companies advocating changes to the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed, (b) seriously injured and (c) injured as a result of traffic collisions involving drivers under the age of 25 years...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many people were (a) killed and (b) seriously injured as a result of traffic collisions involving drivers under the influence of drugs in...

      Roads: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress there has been on the project to dual Priory Crescent in Rochford and Southend East constituency.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) public and (b) private spending there was on the strategic road network in each of the last 10 years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of road schemes which have been approved in the last 12 months have been procured using (a) a DBFO contract and (b) another type of...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of the Highway Agency's strategic road network underwent maintenance in each of the last eight years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of the strategic road network were widened in each of the last 11 years, broken down by region.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what savings have been made for the public purse in relation to each road detrunked in the last 11 years.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Code of Practice for the Co-ordination of Street Works and Works for Road Purposes and Related...

      Roads: Stonehenge

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government spent on traffic and roads around Stonehenge in each year since 1997.

      Roads:Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Government (a) has spent and (b) is planning to spend on the pilot projects for a national road pricing scheme announced in the 2008...

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much was claimed in expenses for taxi travel by officials from (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2005-06,...

      Tour Operators: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will extend protection under Air Travel Organisers Licensing (ATOL) to all passengers flying on aircraft departing from the UK regardless...

      Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many community transport schemes were (a) established and (b) disbanded in each of the last eight years.

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on local transport in each of the last eight years.

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who will be responsible for determining whether bids received to operate the Tyne and Wear Metro represent value for money and are soundly financed.

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what public sector comparator will be used to assess bids to operate the Tyne and Wear Metro; and who will be responsible for establishing the comparator.

  • Home Department

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans the Government has to introduce mandatory biometric fingerprint checks for passengers on domestic flights; and when she...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what enforcement campaigns her Department is conducting to prevent (a) underage drinking, (b) the sale of alcohol to young people and (c)...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what measures are in place to punish offenders who breach antisocial behaviour orders; and if she will make a statement; (2) how many...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the cases resolved through the grant of leave to remain in the UK under the legacy exercise concerned individuals occupying...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi nationals who worked for or on behalf of the Government and the armed forces in Iraq had been granted asylum in the UK as of...

      British Crime Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance is issued to interviewers conducting the British Crime Survey on interviewing in areas where they feel unsafe.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent representations she has received on the sale of skunk cannabis seeds through online mail-order retailers; (2) what recent...

      Community Support Officers: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers police community support officers (PCSOs) have to (a) stop members of the public, (b) enter private property, (c) demand...

      Crimes of Violence: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the trends in violent crime in Cornwall in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Crimes of Violence: Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the violent crime detection rate in England and Wales was in each of the last 10 years.

      Crimes of Violence: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the prosecution rate for homophobic hate crime detected by the Metropolitan Police was in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violence against public transport staff were recorded in Greater London in each of the last three years; and if she...

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of people have a criminal record, broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) ethnicity.

      Customs Officers: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many customs officers are located at (a) Fleetwood, (b) Blackpool and (c) Glasson Dock in Lancashire.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Cleaning Services

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

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of her Department's (a) computers and (b) laptops have been stolen in 2007; and what the value of those items was.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding has been agreed with each of her Department's non-departmental public bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Drugs: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crack house closure orders have been issued in England and Wales in each year since their introduction.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the classification regime for controlled drugs in meeting its objectives; and if she...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what average waiting time for processing visa applications under (a) the highly skilled migrants programme and (b) tier 2 of the...

      Entry Clearances: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many businesses had applied for licences to sponsor migrants as at 30 September 2008.

      Genetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who were under the age of 18 years at the time they were arrested and had a DNA sample taken up to and including 1 December...

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested (a) in each financial year since 1995 and (b) in each month since April 2007, who were (i) under 16, (ii) 16 to...

      Government Communications

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

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of the legacy exercise for resolving old immigration cases.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) further leave to remain made in person at public enquiry offices were not...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for (a) indefinite leave to remain and (b) further leave to remain were received in each of the last three years; and...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the target times for passengers to be processed through immigration controls at (a) Heathrow, (b) Gatwick and (c)...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted leave to remain in the United Kingdom through the long-term residence concession in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer the letter to her of 1 September from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mrs. N. Akhtar.

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has allocated for (a) the policing and security of and (b) immigration work associated with the London 2012...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passport applications were rejected in each of the last five years, broken down by (a) processing office and (b) reason for rejection.

      Police: Leicestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers and police community support officers are employed in Leicestershire constabulary.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications of the deficit in the Police Contributory Pension Fund.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will ensure that police officers armed with stun guns only use them in exceptional circumstances and after approval from a senior...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice she has issued to police on the use of stun guns against farm animals; and if she will make a statement.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what categories of public official may enter a private residence without the permission of the (a) owner and (b) occupier (i) with...

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many powers of entry have been established in legislation introduced by her Department since 1997; and how many have been abolished.

      Racially Aggravated Offences: Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the prosecution rate was for racist hate crime detected by the Metropolitan Police in each of the last five years.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the cost of redundancies in her Department arising from the conclusions of the Gershon review.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permit applications were outstanding at the time of the replacement of the work permit scheme.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Accounting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) on 15 September 2008, Official Report, column 2016W, on the departmental...

    • Departmental Pay

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

  • International Development

    • Christmas

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

    • Cuba: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if the Government will provide humanitarian aid to Cuba following the recent hurricanes.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how his Department's budget was allocated between the different functions of the Department in the most recent year for which figures...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on upgrading its IT in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) budget and (b) staff level of his Department's (i) Corporate Performance Division and each of its subdivisions, (ii)...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written statement of 22 April 2008, Official Report, column 100WS, on rising food prices (international impact), how...

      Food: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written statement of 22 April 2008, Official Report, column 100WS, on rising food prices (international impact), how...

      Middle East: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in (a) the west bank and (b) the Gaza strip.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Darfur.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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)...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Adoption: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children who were adopted aged (a) under one, (b) one to four, (c) five to nine and (d) 10 to 15 years old...

    • Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding has been agreed with each of his Department's non-departmental bodies for the period 2008 to 2011.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average time taken to process a claim for the education maintenance allowance was in the most recent period for which...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many out-of-area placements were made by each social services department in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Taxis

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

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the implications of the deficit in the Teachers Contributory Pension Fund.

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what role the Assessing Pupil Progress approach has in the implementation of his Department's policy on personalised learning; and...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the apprentice matching service contract signed with (a) CAP Gemini and (b) S-Cool.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) non-advanced apprenticeship places and (b) advanced apprenticeship places there were within each (i) local...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how long on average it took to complete applications for education maintenance allowance from application to confirmation of...

  • Justice

    • Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people convicted in each of the last 10 years had never previously been convicted, broken down by police force area.

    • Departmental Civil Service Agencies

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

      Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to ensure that employers act upon the decisions of employment tribunals regarding monetary awards to claimants.

      HMP Whitemoor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there has been a Prison Officers' Association staff vote of no confidence in the Governor of HMP Whitemoor in the last three months.

      Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was claimed in expenses for taxi travel by officials from (a) his Department and (b) its executive agencies in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2005-06,...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Coroners' Inquest

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the reports of new service inquiry panels will be made available to the families of any deceased Armed Forces personnel and any coroner's inquest into...

    • Armed Forces: Coroners' Inquest

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether arrangements are in place for the new service inquiry panels to produce reports quicker than the single-service boards of inquiry; and, if so, what are the...

      Armed Forces: F35 Aircraft

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What impact the proposed changes in the way the prime contractor charges the F-35 joint programme office are expected to have upon (a) the United Kingdom...

      Armed Forces: Operation Herrick 9

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many troops in Operation Herrick 9 who are full-time members of (a) the Royal Marines, (b) the Royal Navy, (c) the Army, (d) the Royal Air Force, and (e) Her...

      Armed Forces: Women

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many technical trades are open to women in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army, and (c) the Royal Air Force; and how many women serve in technical trades in each...

      Banking: Directors and Executives

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they will take to ensure that public money used to rescue financial institutions is not spent on excessive remuneration packages to the directors and...

      Charity Commission

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they last reviewed the powers and performance of the Charity Commission.

      Climate Change: Emissions

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Phil Woolas, on 9 June (Official Report, Commons,...

      Cyprus: British Troops

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made in repairs and renovation of the Ledra Palace Hotel, Cyprus, which accommodates British troops, in the past 12 months; when expenditure...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How the United Kingdom Stem Cell Initiative assisted with recommendations regarding provisions for therapeutic cloning in Australia; and to what extent members of...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 13 October (cols. WA 31-32), what assessment the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has made of...

      Health: Drug Tariff

      asked Her Majesty's Government: How many dispensing appliance contractors dispense appliances above the cap of 50,000 proposed by the Department of Health; and to how many patients these...

      Health: Influenza Vaccines

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any of the influenza vaccines being offered on the National Health Service to individuals aged over 65 contain thimerosal.

      Health: Wales

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What funding is available for patients from Wales requiring specialised treatment only available in hospitals in England.

      Immigration: A8 Nationals

      asked Her Majesty's Government: What rights A8 nationals have to use jobcentre facilities.

      Modernising Scientific Careers

      asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) whether any independent research has been undertaken on the evidence base for the Modernising Scientific Careers proposals; and (b) if so, whether they will...

      NHS: Dental Services

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When the seniority top-up fees scheme for NHS dentists began; how much has been subtracted from dentist fees each year to provide funding for it; and what they are...

      Official Documents

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the answer by Lord Rooker on 15 July (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1095), whether they will request all departments and agencies to produce...

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: When they last reviewed the powers of the Parliamentary Ombudsman.

      Parliamentary Ombudsman

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 October (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 489), on how many occasions since 1997 they have not given...

      Recycling: IT Equipment

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Over what period information technology equipment purchased by departments and agencies is written off; whether it normally remains in use until fully depreciated;...

      Schools: Academies

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the event that a preferred academy sponsor withdraws during the expression of interest or feasibility stage, government funding for the rebuilding of...

      Taxation: VAT

      asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will support at the November Economic and Financial Affairs Council meeting the European Commission's proposal to amend VAT directive 2006/112/EC to...

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