Written answers

Monday, 23 February 2009

  • Church Commissioners

    • Redundant Churches

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 22 July 2008, ...

    • Religious Buildings: Water Charges

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners whether the Church Commissioners plan to take steps to implement the resolution of the General Synod on church...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Palace of Westminster: Pedestrian Access

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission with reference to the answer of 6 November 2006, Official Report, column 671W, on pedestrian access, what...

    • Parliament: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many repairs have been required to the fabric and installations of each building on the Parliamentary...

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the (a) highest and (b) lowest temperature measured in the Churchill Room and nearby areas during...

      Working Conditions: Temperature

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what temperature range is deemed acceptable by the House authorities for staff to work in.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government have taken to assist agricultural producers affected by the outbreaks of foot and mouth disease.

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) incidents of animal cruelty have been reported and (b) people have been charged with offences of animal...

      Birds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 320W, on birds, about what elements of the report there...

      Charities: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which charities have been prosecuted under the waste management duty of care provisions of the Environmental Protection Act...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether a Display Energy Certificate has been produced for each of his Department's buildings.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on staff reward and recognition schemes in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 770W, on departmental training, what personal...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what powers waste collection authorities have to enter premises in relation to suspected breaches of waste regulations;...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has provided to local authorities...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have undertaken into means of waste (i) collection and (ii) disposal...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps his Department is taking to encourage local authorities to undertake separate food waste collections; (2)...

      EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what provisions of EU directives within his Department's area of responsibility have not yet been transposed into law; in...

      Electronic Tagging: Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the sheep industry's revenue of the introduction of the electronic...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in the development of catchment flood management plans.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many properties in England and Wales are classified as at risk of flooding.

      Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Rural Payments Agency on the processing of applications by growers to be recognised as...

      Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many organisations in England were recognised as producer organisations for the purposes of the Fresh Fruit and...

      Joint Waste Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the latest timetable is for the establishment of joint waste authorities.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) calves and (b) horses were exported from the UK for further fattening and slaughter to each destination...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 12 December 2008 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on the Amazon rainforest.

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) if he will bring forward funding to enable British Waterways to undertake (a) necessary maintenance of its grade D and...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate (a) his Department, (b) the Environment Agency and (c) the Waste and Resources Action Programme have made of...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate has been made of the percentage of municipal waste consisting of recyclable material landfilled by local...

      Recycling: Calderdale

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of (a) household recycling rates and (b) levels of collection services for materials for...

      Rural Areas: Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make representations to his EU counterparts on a replacement for the LEADER Programme.

      Sewers: Fats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of sewer blockages caused by cooking oils, fats and greases in each water company...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) household and (b) non-household waste was collected by each local authority in each of the last three years;...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether (a) Travellers and (b) people in domestic dwellings not rated by the Valuation Office Agency due to their...

      Waste Disposal: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many waste infrastructure plant projects under the private finance initiative scheme have (a) applied for and (b) been...

      Water Supply: Leaks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of water lost through leaks from water pipes of each individual water company in each...

  • Defence

    • Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers seriously injured in Iraq and Afghanistan were treated at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court before the...

    • War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on consulting regimental associations on the protection of war memorials.

      Iran: Missile Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the implications for UK defence policy of recent Iranian missile development.

      Military Doctors: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of military doctors serving abroad are members of the Territorial Army and other reserve forces.

      Aircraft Carriers: Air Defence Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next expects to meet his NATO counterparts to discuss the air defence capability of aircraft carriers.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest assessment is of the armed forces' performance against their military objectives in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment of the strength and capabilities of the (a) Afghan national army and (b) Afghan national police is.

      Chiefs of Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures there are for co-operation between the chiefs of staff of each of the services.

      Warship Construction Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on the warship construction programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on preparations for the Non-Proliferation Treaty Review...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent consideration he has given to the future of the UK's Trident nuclear weapons system; and if he will make a statement.

      ATLAS Consortium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the ATLAS consortium's performance against objectives in implementing the Defence Information Infrastructure; and...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the security situation in Iraq; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Serious Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British soldiers have been seriously injured in Afghanistan (a) since 2001 and (b) since January 2006.

      Afghanistan: Civilian Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps UK forces are taking to minimise the number of civilian casualties in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1016W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, when he expects the review to...

      Ammunition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether British armed forces have used white phosphorus munitions in (a) Iraq since 2003 and (b) Afghanistan since 2001; (2) when white...

      Ammunition: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the UK has made any exports of white phosphorus munitions in the last 10 years.

      Armed Forces: Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will request NHS Blood and Transplant to supply pathogen inactivated blood products for military personnel use.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of personnel in each pinch point trade in the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force exceeded harmony guidelines for tour intervals in...

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the incidence of substance misuse amongst members of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1264W, on departmental housing, how many houses owned by his Department were rated...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) trained requirement, (b) trained strength and (c) numbers fit for duty are of (i) Territorial Army staff, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps,...

      Armed Forces: Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what policies and practices are in place to counter sectarianism and racism in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many recruitment training courses were either cancelled or postponed in each of the last three years; and how many recruits were affected.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on recruitment advertising for each of the armed forces in each month in each year since 1998.

      Army: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what multi-activity contracts the Army has; and what the (a) scope of activities, (b) monetary value and (c) date of expiry of each is.

      Army: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of management of each category of vehicle within the Army's wheeled vehicle fleet.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the store of cluster bombs at RAF Welford has been removed since the Government signed the Oslo convention; and whether any cluster bombs remain...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms his Department uses to monitor levels of compliance across military bases with the Government's commitments on cluster munitions under...

      Cyprus: Voting Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British citizens stationed in the Sovereign Base Areas of Akrotiri and Dhekelia are entitled to vote.

      Defence Training Review Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the Defence Training Review programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the effect on UK military operations of changes to the budget for urgent operational requirements.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the period in which suppliers to his Department are paid; and whether his Department issues guidance on the prompt payment of invoices.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of contractors and suppliers to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have reported that they are compliant with the Government's...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reported incidents of lost data there were in his Department in each year from 1987 to 1997.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of maintaining the databases owned and managed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

      Departmental Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) pot plants and (b) flowers in each of the last three years.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Chesterfield (Paul Holmes) of 24 November 2008, Official Report, columns 897-8W, on departmental...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions an IT system administered by his Department has failed in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape and (d) Lord Truscott...

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hon. Members have visited (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan in circumstances where his Department assisted in the visit in the last three years; on...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum monthly allowance in addition to basic salary is for civilian employees of his Department working in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24 months; what the (i)...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many new recruits his Department took on in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09; how many of these were taken on as (i)...

      Departmental Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department were disciplined for (a) bullying and (b) harassment of colleagues in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the policy of his Department and its agencies is on granting staff time off in lieu for working (a) in lunch breaks, (b) in evenings and (c) at...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many days off in lieu were granted to staff in (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies for working (i) in...

      EU Rapid Reaction Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his answer of 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1406W, on EU rapid reaction force, what forces are available for planning purposes...

      Falkland Islands: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next plans to review the fares applicable to the Falkland Islands Airbridge; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Endurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects a full assessment of the damage to HMS Endurance on 16 December 2008 to be completed; and if he will make a statement.

      Infantry: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) full strength and (b) actual number of deployable troops is of each infantry battalion; and if he will make a statement.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to the public purse of the UK's involvement in military action in Iraq has been in each of the last five years.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column 509W, on the Joint Strike Fighter, what estimate he has made of the effect of the...

      Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planning assumption date for each element of the Military Afloat Reach and Sustainability craft is.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many air-to-air refuelling sorties were flown by the (a) Tornado and (b) Harrier fleets in the United Kingdom in each month of each of the...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopters were in service with the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) RAF in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009, broken down by type.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of training hours spent by fast jet pilots in each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force was in each (a) year since 2003 and (b)...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of training hours spent by personnel serving in each type of tanker and transport aircraft in the Royal Air Force has been in...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training sorties for each Royal Air Force fast jet type have been cancelled in the last two years.

      Military Bases: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the active military sites located in Wales.

      Museums and Galleries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which (a) museums and (b) other cultural institutions his Department regularly gives a grant; and what the amount of each grant was in the latest...

      Netherlands: Joint Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1116W, on Netherlands: military exercises, (1) how many Royal Marines he expects...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the report of the review of the reserve forces to be published.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what legislative or other authority Royal Navy ships may come under European Union command during Operation Atalanta.

      Stabilisation Aid Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will provide a breakdown of his Department's contribution of £15,350,000 to the Stabilisation Aid Fund as referred to in the written...

      UK Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what formal statement of co-operation in relation to UK forces operations and activities in Afghanistan has been approved by (a) NATO and (b) the EU.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the BVT Surface Fleet; and if he will make a statement.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the warship construction programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Leader of the House how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by her Office.

    • Departmental Plants

      To ask the Leader of the House how much her Office has spent on (a) pot plants and (b) cut flowers in each of the last three years.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 1W, on Members: allowances, how many requests...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what criteria are used to determine which Ministers receive ministerial salaries and which Ministers receive no salary; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Benefits Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will assess the effects of the methods of operation of Benefits Helpline on benefits claimants; and if he will make a statement;...

    • Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people in receipt of carer's allowance who are over retirement age; (2) how many people were...

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission plans to spend on advertising in ( a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what guidance the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has issued in fulfilment of its obligations under section 5 of the Child...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people who have made applications to the Child Support Agency since March 2003 have not yet received any...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria the Child Support Agency uses in determining whether a consolatory payment may be made; and if he will make a statement;...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many liability orders were issued in each region in each of the last three years by (a) his Department and (b) the (i) agencies and (ii)...

      Cold Weather Payments: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of households in areas covered by weather stations situated in North Yorkshire which will be eligible...

      Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on how many occasions compensatory payments have been made by (a) the Pension Service and (b) the Child Support Agency in each of the last 12...

      Council Tax Benefits: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many outstanding unprocessed (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit claims there were in each London borough in each (i) quarter...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what percentage of refusals of crisis loan applications were (a) subject to appeal and (b) overturned on appeal in each of...

      Crisis Loans: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time was for decisions to be taken on crisis loan applications in the North East in each month of 2008; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many members of staff in his Department have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended and (c) dismissed for losing (i) memory sticks, (ii)...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of inaccurate records held on his Department's customer information system.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in his Department were disciplined for (a) bullying and (b) harassment of colleagues in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by his Department.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) original expected cost, (b) original expected delivery date, (c) actual cost incurred and (d) actual delivery date was of each...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy that temporary and permanent employees of his Department employed at the same grade receive the same hourly rate...

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to advise staff of pension options available to them in relation to added years or additional voluntary...

      Departmental Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number of people participating in each (a) pilot programme run by his Department and (b) pathfinder...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24 months; what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much capital expenditure has been brought forward in response to the economic downturn by his Department, its agencies and non-departmental...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the percentage of telephone calls to his Department's helplines which were answered at the latest period for which...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by his Department on (a) agency and (b) temporary staff in each financial year since 2005-06.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on digital media training courses provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2008; how many such training...

      Disability Living Allowance: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in West Chelmsford constituency claimed the higher rate care component of disability living allowance in 2007-08.

      Disability Living Allowance: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of visually impaired people who would be classified as having no useful sight for orientation purposes...

      Disabled: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to increase the financial support for mentally and physically disabled children given up for adoption by...

      Discrimination: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are available to individuals to lodge complaints against (a) a public body and (b) a private organisation in relation to...

      Discrimination: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to increase public funding aimed at reducing levels of discrimination on grounds of mental health.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions his Department has had with outside organisations to discuss policy on reducing the effect of the recession on matters...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent steps the Government has taken to assist the long-term unemployed gain employment; (2) what recent steps the Government has...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vacancies were advertised by jobcentres in the (a) fourth quarter of 2008, (b) third quarter of 2008, (c) fourth quarter of 2007...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the personalised employment programme pilots are part of (a) the progression to work pathfinders and (b) the invest to save pathfinders.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) lone parents and (b) partners of existing benefit claimants will participate in progression to work...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals claimed travel expenses for journeys to and from (a) work-focussed interviews and (b) meetings with personal advisers at...

      Employment Services: Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to help people with Down's syndrome into work.

      Employment Services: General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 615W, on employment services: general practitioners, (1) what the...

      Employment: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of levels of under-employment in English coastal towns.

      Employment: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were notified to Jobcentre Plus in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

      Employment: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vacancies for positions within the Jobcentre Plus network have been advertised in each of the last 12 months in the North East; and...

      Employment: Wimbledon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were notified to the Jobcentre Plus branch which serves residents of Wimbledon constituency in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what administrative financial penalties may be levied by his Department and its agencies.

      Health and Safety Executive: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of the Health and Safety Executive's Make the Promise campaign was; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) calendar days and (b) working days on average each local authority took to process (i) new housing benefit claims and (ii)...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on the administration of incapacity benefit in each of the last 10 years.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of existing incapacity benefit claimants will take part in (a) a single work-focused interview, (b) three...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the budget of the Nuclear Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive (a) was in each of the last five financial years, (b) is...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the budget of (a) the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate, (b) the Office for Civil Nuclear Security and (c) the Health...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions the Health and Safety Executive brought for breaches of health and safety law by employers that led to an...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions the Health and Safety Executive made for breaches of health and safety law by employers that led to a...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful prosecutions the Health and Safety Executive brought for breaches of health and safety law by employers that led to a...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints the Health and Safety Executive received on high temperatures in the workplace in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many prosecutions of employers the Health and Safety Executive undertook in cases of failure to manage high temperatures in the workplace...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people who have a condition believed to have been caused or exacerbated by exposure to high...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance the Health and Safety Executive has issued on workplace temperatures (a) which are not considered reasonable and (b) at which...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many workplace injuries where exposure to high temperature was a factor were reported to the Health and Safety Executive during (a) 2005,...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many instances of stress due to exposure to high temperatures in the workplace were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in (a)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the administrative cost of the Jobcentre Plus closure programme was in each of the last five years; (2) what savings were achieved...

      Jobcentre Plus: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints Jobcentre Plus have received from customers on the physical inaccessibility of Jobcentre Plus offices and facilities in...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria will be used to allocate the additional 2,000 staff at Jobcentre Plus offices proposed in the pre-Budget report; what the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment his Department has made of the (a) staffing and (b) office space capacity of the Jobcentre Plus office at Helena...

      Jobcentre Plus: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the policy of Jobcentre Plus on the employment of temporary staff (a) up to and (b) beyond 52 weeks is; and if he will make a statement.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many contribution-based claimants of jobseeker's allowance who were entitled to receive an income-based allowance after 182 days...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 19 September 2008 from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight on unemployment and the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when he expects to reply to the letter of 12 December 2008 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on benefits; (2) when the...

      National Insurance: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many national insurance number registrations have been granted to (a) non-UK EU and (b) non-EU citizens in each quarter since 1 April 2005.

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to raise public awareness of the fact that CORGI is no longer the body responsible for gas safety; and if he will make...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will publish the letter recently sent by his Department to bidders for Flexible New Deal contracts regarding the Department's revised...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what timetable he has set for awarding contracts for providers under the flexible new deal; and if he will make a statement.

      New Deal Schemes: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on average per claimant on the New Deal for (a) Young People, (b) 25 Plus, (c) 50 Plus, (d) Disabled People, (e)...

      Peers Interests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape and (d)...

      Pension Credit: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in West Chelmsford constituency (a) were entitled to claim and (b) claimed pension credit in each of the last five years.

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed pension payments from the Pension Protection Fund in (a) the UK, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district...

      Pension, Disability and Carers Service: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of inaccurate letters sent out to pensioners by the Pension, Disability and Carers Service in each of the...

      Pensioners: Carer's Premium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants above state pension age currently receive a premium for being a carer; what the cost to the Exchequer is expected to be over...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the percentage of pensioners who fall below (a) 60 per cent. of contemporary median household income, (b) 50 per...

      Pensions: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of recipients of pensions under the Teachers' Pension Scheme were receiving incorrect pension payments when the...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many companies submitted bids for the Post Office card account successor contract prior to the cancellation of the tendering process.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 849W, on jobseeker's allowance, if...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff Central of 20 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1406-07W, on poverty, if he will...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department has taken to reduce levels of child poverty in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d)...

      Rail Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department spent on rail warrants for customers to attend appointments required by the Department in the last year for which...

      Rapid Response Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what qualifications would make a person over-qualified and therefore not eligible for Government-funded re-training as part of the Rapid...

      Rapid Response Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the take-up of the Jobcentre Plus Rapid Response services by employers contemplating redundancies.

      Rented Housing: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of private rented accommodation in (a) Southend-on-Sea local authority area, (b) Essex county council area and...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he is taking to enable Jobcentre Plus customers to receive emergency assistance in addition to provision available under the Social Fund.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will reduce the rate of national interest on savings taken into account when assessing a person's entitlement to means-tested benefits.

      Social Security Benefits: Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 275W, on control orders, (1) how many individuals subject to control...

      Social Security Benefits: Dual Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account his Department took of the situation of UK citizens with dual nationality when it decided to require a passport as proof of...

      Social Security Benefits: Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of each type of benefit there were in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency in each of the last 60 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which medical examination centres in London are contracted by his Department to carry out medical assessments in relation to claims for...

      Social Security Benefits: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many written warnings have been issued to benefit claimants in (a) pilot and (b) other areas on sanctions in relation to refusal to...

      Social Security Benefits: Overpayments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many overpayments of each type of benefit were made to claimants in (a) Eastbourne and (b) the UK in the last 12 months.

      Social Security Benefits: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to which allowances and benefits UK citizens living in other EU member states and Switzerland may be entitled; and when the Government plans to...

      Social Security Benefits: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent discussions he had held with Royal Mail on redirecting benefit-related communications sent by his Department; and if he will...

      Social Security Benefits: Proof of Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons his Department has decided to require the production of a passport as proof of identity for the purpose of access to the...

      Social Security Benefits: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of drug users who would be liable to be required to (a) answer questions, (b) undertake...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of basic state pension claim forms were processed within 60 days of receipt in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 to date.

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 2-4WS, on support for jobseekers, whether...

      Unemployed: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what programmes his Department has to assist problem drug users to obtain jobs.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the UK were unemployed in accordance with the International Labour Organization definition of unemployment in each year...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people aged (a) under 60 and (b) 60 and over who are out of work and seeking work and who have not...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether an applicant's age is taken into consideration in determining eligibility for re-training programmes funded by his Department;...

      Vocational Training: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what courses were offered to jobseeker's allowance claimants in Vale of York constituency in the last 12 months; how many people completed each...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount of winter fuel allowance overpaid in each of the last three years; and how much of the sum overpaid has...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people (a) were eligible for and (b) received cold weather payments in the week commencing 5 January 2009.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on cold weather payments in respect of the period of cold weather since 25 December 2008, broken down by weather...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioner households will receive the extra £60 winter fuel allowance payment in (a) January, (b) February and (c) March 2009;...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioner households in each constituency are entitled to receive the extra £60 winter fuel allowance payment.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints his Department has received regarding incorrect winter fuel payments in each of the last five years.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people entitled to a winter fuel payment in Greater London are yet to receive their payment from the last round of applications.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government is taking to protect the Jewish community from anti-Semitic attacks; and if she will make a statement.

    • Bellwin Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was claimed under the Bellwin scheme following the summer floods of 2007; and how much has been paid out to local...

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken to improve community relations between diverse populations.

      Council Housing: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are on local authority housing waiting lists in (a) Winchester and (b) Hampshire; and what the equivalent...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Falmouth and Camborne of 29 October 2008, Official Report, columns...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish a copy of her Department's website accessibility plan.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many expert advisers, excluding special advisers, have been commissioned by her Department since June 2007; and on which...

      Departmental Overseas Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1392W, on...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department has allocated for staff bonuses in 2008-09.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to her Department of conducting comprehensive performance assessments has been each year since the assessments...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have been employed to work on comprehensive performance assessments in each year since the assessments were...

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many language translators are employed in each of her Department's executive agencies; and what the cost of translating...

      Design for Manufacture Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were constructed for approximately £60,000 under the Design for Manufacture programme.

      Durham County Council: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of Durham County Council have salaries in the range (a) £80,000 to £89,999, (b) £90,000 to...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the costs incurred by local authorities which have a proposed eco-town site in their area arising...

      Eco-Towns: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consultancy advice (a) the Town and Country Planning Association, (b) Mr. Jim Duggan and (c) Mr. David Locke are...

      Eco-Towns: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department has spent on its eco-towns initiative to date; under what budget headings such expenditure has been...

      Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many near misses were recorded by fire and rescue services in each of the last 10 years.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make all energy performance certificates accessible to the public.

      Fire Prevention: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has considered the merits of awarding a certificate of compliance to bed and breakfast establishments which have...

      Fire Prevention: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on the bed and breakfast industry of variations in application of the provisions of...

      Fire Prevention: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has made an assessment of the merits of awarding a grant to bed and breakfast establishments to assist them in...

      Fire Prevention: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) enforcement notices were issued, (b) prohibition notices were issued and (c) prosecutions were brought by fire...

      Fire Prevention: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has considered the merits of providing free professional assistance to bed and breakfast establishments in complying...

      Fire Services: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many major injuries were sustained by firefighters in each of the last 10 years.

      Government Office For the Regions: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many press, marketing or public relation officers were employed by the Government Office in each region in each year since 1997.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people selling their homes she estimates will be required to renew their home information pack in 2009.

      Homebuy Scheme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's press release of 15 December 2008 on Homebuy, from which such budget the extra £100...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the likely change in the numbers of people becoming homeless in the next 12 months;...

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the funds allocated to local authorities under the local authority business growth incentive scheme will be ring-fenced...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much local authority expenditure was provided by (a) central government, (b) council tax revenues and (c) special grants...

      Local Government: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have Disability Equality Schemes in place; and if she will make a statement.

      Local Government: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will commission a review of the (a) cost-effectiveness and (b) legal basis of the procurement process used by Essex...

      Local Government: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will (a) intervene personally or (b) appoint an arbitrator under the provisions of Liverpool Corporation Act 1902 and...

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps the Government has taken to improve facilities for local community use.

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps the Government has taken to promote community empowerment.

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken to encourage participation in local democracy.

      London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding has been allocated to the London Fire Brigade in 2008-09 to meet the costs of (a) resilience and (b) the threat...

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to consult on the introduction of permitted development rights in respect of the installation of...

      Mortgage Interest Deferral Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 683-84W, on the Mortgage Interest Deferral Scheme, what...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications have been made to the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of houses in each county were registered for business rates in each year since 1997.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of paying business rates on empty commercial properties to local government in 2009-10.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty hereditaments were eligible to pay non-domestic rates in each region in each of the last five years.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department required the Valuation Office Agency to take to assess port businesses for individual rating (a)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what date port businesses are required to make (a) the first payment of part of their annual assessment and (b) the first...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many port businesses in which ports have not yet been assessed for their liability for non-domestic rates.

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will simplify and speed up her Department's procurement procedures of in relation to social enterprise.

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward proposals to improve procurement procedures operated by local authorities in relation to social enterprise.

      Parish Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the new rules for parish councils on the procedures to be followed for the appointment of additional members will come into...

      Racial Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to reduce racial discrimination in the workplace.

      Regional Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what responsibilities Regional Ministers have in relation to regional finance allocations.

      Regional Planning and Development: EC Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much European regional aid structural funding was allocated to England between 2000 and 2006; how much of this funding had...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what projects for which her Department is responsible are planned to be funded through the (a) New Ventures Fund, (b) New Deal...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what projects for which her Department is responsible are planned to be funded by the (a) Government Offices for the Regions...

      Regional Planning and Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1843W, on regional development and planning: South East,...

      Repossession: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) maximum proportion and (b) cash value is of mortgage interest payments that can be deferred under the...

  • Wales

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales with reference to the answer of 9 July 2008, Official Report, column 1581W, on apprentices, what progress his Department has made towards meeting its...

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings issued in respect of each...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24 months; what the (i)...

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol Disorder Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer to the right hon. Member for Beaconsfield of 18 December 2008, Official Report, column 1069W, on alcohol disorder...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have taken place for the offence of selling alcohol to children on more than one occasion since 2003.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data (a) her Department and (b) police forces collate on (i) knife crime, (ii) youth crime and (iii) crimes and incidents in which...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were charged with each type of alcohol-related offence in (a) the year before and (b) the year following the introduction of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for being drunk and disorderly there have been in each of the last 15 years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 713-4W, on alcoholic drinks: crime, how many of those found guilty of...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the Chelmsford division of the Essex police force area were charged with alcohol-related offences in the year (a) before...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations she has received on the use of under 18 year olds by police forces for test purchases of alcohol in pubs.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on the use of those aged under 18 in making test purchases of alcohol in public houses on behalf of the police.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) individuals and (b) establishments have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to minors in (i) Mid Dorset and North Poole...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) individuals and (b) establishments have been prosecuted for selling alcohol to under age people in (i) Stroud District Council...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

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

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to discourage the selling of alcohol to underage people in public houses.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) quantity and (b) value of alcohol was confiscated under the Confiscation of Alcohol (Young Persons) Act 1997 in each year since...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) larvae, (b) embryos and (c) foetuses were used in animal scientific procedures in each of the last three years.

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sickness days were taken due to assault in each police force in 2007-08; how many days were lost per police officer on average due...

      Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were (a) shot at, (b) injured in shootings and (c) killed in shootings in each police force area in 2007-08.

      Assaults on Police: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many assaults on police officers by people under the age of 16 have been recorded in each police force area in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) nationals have been forcibly removed from the UK to the DRC in each of the last 12 months; and if...

      Asylum: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Democratic Republic of Congo nationals have been refused asylum but have not left the UK whilst exercising a right of appeal to remain.

      Asylum: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Democratic Republic of Congo nationals are being held in detention pending possible deportation; and how many were being so held in...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) administrative cost of appraising entitlement to section 4 support, (b) administrative cost of running an appeals system for...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements she has made with local authorities in response to their representations about a shortfall in their funding for dealing...

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average weekly cost of accommodating an asylum seeker on (a) section 4 and (b) section 95 support was in the last 12 months.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what additional average unit cost per asylum seeker is paid to accommodation providers to administer the provision of vouchers for those...

      Borders: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what means her Department uses to monitor which points of entry to the UK are used most frequently by illegal immigrants.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 280W, on British nationality, under what circumstances a requirement to...

      British Nationality: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether time spent in the UK by a foreign national on a student visa counts towards the qualifying period for UK citizenship.

      Cambridgeshire Constabulary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much Cambridgeshire Constabulary spent on translation and interpretation services provided by Language Line Services Limited in each...

      Cannabis: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) were arrested and (b) received on-the-spot fines for possession of cannabis in 2008.

      Cannabis: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidence her Department holds on the relationship between the use of cannabis and the level of criminal activity to fund such use within...

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have gone missing from local authority care in Southampton and the surrounding area in the last 12 months.

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1277W, on community relations: finance, to whom the £480,000 fee...

      Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce levels of (a) extortion and (b) trade in counterfeit goods in England; and if she will make a statement.

      Credit Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether credit card fraud reported to banks is included in the (a) British Crime Survey and (b) reported crime figures.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes have been recorded in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local authority area in each year since 1997.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnership cost to run in each of the last five years.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the 'How secure is your home?'; online score card.

      Crime Prevention: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to support local anti-knife crime campaigns.

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which criminal offences are included in the official crime figures but excluded from the British Crime Survey.

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes she plans to make to the national crime recording standard.

      Crime: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of reported crime was committed by people under the age of 16 years in the last year for which figures are available.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were recorded by the British Crime Survey in each of the last 10 years where the offender was (a) under school age,...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were recorded in each of the last 10 years where the victim was (a) under school age, (b) of school age, (c)...

      Crimes of Violence: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 has been applied to remove football supporters from (a) Premier League,...

      Crimes of Violence: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many orders under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 have been served on football supporters; on how many such people...

      Criminal Records: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminal record checks were carried out in relation to supply teachers in the last 12 months; what the annual cost of carrying out...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings issued in...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the IT systems in (a) her Department and (b) its agencies are fully accredited to the Government's security standards.

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by her Department.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in her Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the written ministerial statement of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 67WS, on the departmental expenditure...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures there are for independent peer review of research undertaken by her Department before its publication.

      Deportation: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 284W, on deportation: Peterborough, for what reasons information on the...

      Detention Centres: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people died while being held in an immigration removal centre in each of the last five years, broken down by cause of death.

      Detention Centres: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) men, (b) women and (c) children are held in each immigration removal centre.

      Detention Centres: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have members currently held in different immigration removal centres.

      Detention Centres: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families have one or more of their members currently held in an immigration removal centre.

      Detention Centres: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visitors each immigration removal centre has received in each of the previous 12 months.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded instances of (a) rape and (b) domestic violence there were in each police force area in 2007-08; and what the clean-up...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) between 17 to 25, (b) between 25 to 40 and (c) 40 and over were (i) stopped on suspicion of, (ii) arrested for...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) between 17 and 25, (b) between 25 and 40 and (c) over 40 years old were (i) stopped on suspicion of, (ii)...

      Driving Under Influence: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) between 17 and 24, (b) between 25 and 40 and (c) over 40 years old were (i) stopped on suspicion of, (ii)...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Answer of 1 September 2008, Official Report, columns 1538-9W, on crime: statistics, how many incidents were recorded...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) drug dealing, (b) drug possession and (c) unlawful production of drugs were recorded by police forces in each of...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of those brought into a police station tested positive for Class A drugs in 2007-08; and what the level of voluntary...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time taken by the UK visa clearance authorities in (a) India, (b) Pakistan, (c) Sri Lanka and (d) Zimbabwe to...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been extradited from the United States to the United Kingdom since 2003.

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what administrative financial penalties may be levied by her Department and its agencies.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in Northern Ireland have details registered on the National DNA Database.

      Genetics: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 710W, on genetics: database, what steps she plans to take to comply...

      Human Trafficking: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to reduce levels of trafficking of women for sexual exploitation.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what categories of person required to apply for identity cards are required to obtain certification of any criminal convictions.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take to encourage the voluntary uptake of identity cards by British nationals in pilot areas.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of non-enrolment biometric checks against (a) an identity card and (b) the National Identity...

      Illegal Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the 3,300 illegal immigrants identified by the UK Border Agency between April and November 2008 have been removed from the UK.

      Immigrants: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded crimes have been committed by people with indefinite leave to remain in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 283W, on deportation: Peterborough, what fixed datasets are used by the...

      Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect of the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003 on shift patterns of police officers in (a) Essex...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer Question 243530, on fees for identity cards and biometric passports, tabled on 9 December 2008.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 29 October 2008 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms S. Umak.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects a reply to be sent to the letter of 8 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood, to the UK Border Agency...

      Mentally Disturbed Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) young offenders, (b) young people and (c) adults detained by the police were diverted into treatment for a mental disorder in...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether the biographical component of the National Identity Register will be held on the Department for Work and Pensions customer...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost to other Departments of (a) making and (b) servicing individual verifications of their data held on...

      National Identity Register: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether requests from other Departments for information held on the National Identity Register will be restricted to requests for...

      National Identity Register: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what forms of access control her Department proposes to use to keep data on the National Identity Register gathered from the information...

      National Identity Register: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Identity and Passport Service plans to take to shield information for which it is responsible following delivery to systems...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under the age of 18 were the victims of sexual crimes in each of the last three years.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many SCD5 child abuse investigation trained officers are stationed in (a) each London borough and (b) each police authority area...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the use of catapults as offensive weapons; and if she will make a statement.

      Offensive Weapons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) gun crimes and (b) arrests relating to gun crime there were in England in 2007-08.

      Offensive Weapons: Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were cautioned for carrying a knife in the last year for which figures are available.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 719W, on official...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 719W, on official...

      Operation Cast Lead

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department made to the briefing note on Operation Cast Lead produced jointly by...

      Passports: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what language facilities other than English have been required to assist staff in dealing with non-English speaking passport applicants at...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average number of police response units on call at any one time.

      Police Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had with (a) the Association of Chief Police Officers, (b) the Association of Police...

      Police Community Support Officers: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers serving in Hertfordshire constabulary have unspent criminal convictions.

      Police Patrolling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average number of hours per day a police officer spent on patrol in 2007-08.

      Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to require police authorities to publish the number of police stations in their area and their opening times.

      Police Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations there are in England and Wales.

      Police: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) male and (b) female police officers of each rank in each police force were (i) arrested, (ii) prosecuted and (iii) convicted...

      Police: Demonstrations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1674W, on police: demonstrations, how many (a) assaults by protesters...

      Police: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times police cars exceeding relevant speed limits have been detected by speed cameras in each police force area in each of the last...

      Police: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of driving offences which occurred while the officer (i) was and...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the pay costs of (a) Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary, (b) the National Police Improvement Agency, (c) the Police Standards...

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the funding which would have been made available to each police force in England in each year from 2004-05 to...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers (a) in each police force area and (b) at each rank have been employed in jobs other than the police force in each...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there are in each basic command unit in England...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police recruits left each police force within two years of joining in 2007-08; and what percentage of all leavers that figure represents.

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) total and (b) average overtime bill for police officers in each police force area was in 2007-08.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the budget of each police force was used to fund pension payments in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) applicants and (b) recruits there were to each police force in 2007-08.

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) reports and (b) data sets each police force is required to submit to her Department each (i) month and (ii) year.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of training provided to police officers for using the new taser stun guns in the (a) last and (b)...

      Police: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officer vacancies at all ranks there were in (a) the Metropolitan Police Force and (b) all other forces in 2007-08.

      Police: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many civilian staff of (a) North Wales Police, (b) Gwent Police, (c) South Wales Police and (d) Dyfed-Powys Police have unspent...

      Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how often yellow boxes at small ports are cleared; and how often their contents are analysed.

      Powers of Entry: Parliamentary Estate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Lord West's review of powers of entry will have powers of entry into the precincts of Parliament within its scope.

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on managing and liquidating assets recovered by the Serious Organised Crime Agency under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department takes to monitor the amount of criminal assets recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 by (a) law...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was retained by her Department in the (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) first...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money was recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 by each law enforcement agency in the first nine months of the 2008-09...

      Proceeds of Crime: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on the recent distribution of recovered criminal assets;...

      Proceeds of Crime: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much money recovered under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 was allocated for expenditure in Northern Ireland in the (a) 2006-07, (b)...

      Public Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance she issues to police forces on the grounds on which they may seek cancellation of public events where a threat to public safety...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number and percentage of reported rapes that were categorised by the police as no crime in each of the last...

      Rashid Rauf

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any official in her Department had any contact with Mr. Rashid Rauf in (a) Pakistan and (b) Afghanistan during 2006.

      Security: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research into the use of high-powered microphones on closed circuit television cameras...

      Security: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hornchurch of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 298W, on Olympic Games 2012:...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to publish information on the assets recovery function of the Serious Organised Crime Agency to enable value...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer given of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1239W, on the Serious Organised Crime Agency (SOCA), when she...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to monitor the systems used by the Serious Organised Crime Agency to (a) manage its cases and (b) produce...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding her Department has allocated to sexual assault referral centres for 2009-10.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual assault referral centres will open in (a) the next 12 months and (b) the next five years.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to ensure that police forces have adequate resources to protect people in local communities from sex offenders.

      Sexual Offences: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce levels of sexual violence and abuse; and if she will make a statement.

      Speed Limits: Measuring Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies her Department has conducted to assess the potential for human error when using the VASCAR system of speed detection.

      Speed Limits: Measuring Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what studies her Department has conducted to assess the impact of police radio waves on the VASCAR system of speed estimation.

      Speed Limits: Measuring Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent guidance her Department has given police forces on use of the VASCAR system of speed estimation in the light of their withdrawal...

      Speed Limits: Measuring Instruments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police forces in England and Wales use the VASCAR system of speed estimation.

      Standing Advisory Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what standing advisory committees her Department has; and what the membership is of each.

      Standing Advisory Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of her Department's science advisory committee have (a) received and (b) applied for grants for research from her Department.

      Standing Advisory Committees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has paid in grants to research projects in which each member of the Department's science advisory committee has taken...

      Stop and Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date the stop and account form will have been withdrawn from use.

      Stun Guns: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times a Taser gun has been used (a) on a child and (b) within 10 metres of a child in each police authority area in England in...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to Lord Stoddart of Swindon of 15 October 2008, Official Report, House of Lords, column 56WA, on...

      Surveillance: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 728W, on surveillance: local...

      Tackling Knives Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on the Tackling Knives Action Programme in each of the last six months; and how much is budgeted to be spent on the...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how she plans to ensure that Independent Advisory Groups are able to deal with the aftermath of local counter-terror operations; and if she...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps the Government have taken to improve counter-terror policing in the West Midlands.

      Terrorism Act 2000: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for offences under sections (i) 11, (ii) 12 and (iii) 13 of the Terrorism Act...

      Vetting: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many Criminal Record Bureau checks have been processed in respect of employers taking on young apprentices in the last 12 months...

      Young People: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of people aged 18 years or under who lived in the most deprived decile of lower layer super output areas in...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) adults and (b) children were admitted to accident and emergency departments as a result of attacks by dogs in each of the last five years,...

    • Action on Smoking and Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has paid to Action on Smoking and Health in each of the last five years.

      Alcoholism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what specialist training is available for general practitioners to ensure that primary care services respond to the health needs of patients presenting...

      Allergies: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the effective ban on desensitisation as a treatment for allergy; and if he will make a statement.

      Arun Community Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the rebuilding of the Arun Community Hospital in Littlehampton.

      Autism: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each primary care trust in Essex has spent on services for (a) adults and (b) children with autism in the last three years.

      Biobank Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have volunteered to participate in the Biobank initiative to date; and if he will make a statement.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) correspondence and (b) meetings his Department has with the inquiry team of the independent public inquiry into contaminated blood products (i)...

      Blood: Donation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of donated blood was used in each year since 1999.

      Cancer: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information on how to avoid fuel poverty is routinely provided to cancer patients (a) during and (b) following their treatment; and if he will make...

      Chronically Sick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the statement that the prevalence of long-term conditions across the country correlates with a range of factors that...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the funding made available under the community hospitals programme (a) had and (b) had not been allocated at the latest date for which...

      Continuing Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were in receipt of NHS continuing care in each primary care trust in England per (a) 10,000 weighted heads and (b) 10,000 unweighted...

      National Dementia Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on what dates (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials met HM Treasury Ministers and officials to discuss his Department's national...

      National Dementia Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable he has set for establishing memory clinics; how many he plans to establish; in which towns; how much each will cost; how many staff each...

      National Dementia Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how he plans to monitor the development of models of housing to meet the needs of people with dementia and their carers.

      National Dementia Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money has been set aside for the public information campaign on the national dementia strategy; and when this will be rolled out.

      National Dementia Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes he plans to make to the next operating framework for dementia.

      National Dementia Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated to the review of existing relevant information sets as part of his Department's work on dementia; and when he expects this...

      Dementia: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he plans to publish guidance for care home staff on best practice in dementia care; (2) what timetable he has set for care homes to identify a...

      Dementia: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who sits on his Department's programme board for older people and dementia.

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects hospitals to identify a senior clinician to take the lead for quality improvement in dementia; and what funding he is making...

      Dementia: Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues on the use of anti-psychotic medication for people with dementia.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department were disciplined for (a) bullying and (b) harassment of colleagues in each of the last three years.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the National Programme for IT contracts is covered by the 50 per cent. growth limit set in public procurement legislation; and what price each...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on press and public relations work related to the Connecting for Health programme in each year since its announcement.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Department has spent on legal fees relating to the NHS IT programme in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether special advisers in his Department count time taken in answering calls from hon. Members as part of their contracted hours of work; (2)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which budget his Department's £100 million Privacy and Dignity Fund will be provided; and upon what criteria such funding will be allocated.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2009 , Official Report, column 1370W, on redundancy, what estimate he has made of the annual payroll savings...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department were on sick leave for (a) over 30 days, (b) over 50 days and (c) over 100 days in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department were recorded as having been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many language translators are employed in (a) each of his Department's executive agencies and (b) its non-ministerial department; and what the cost...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of patient drug treatment programmes which had the capacity to treat (a) nationwide, (b) in each...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what accountability provisions there are for GPs in the new contract; what requirements there are for GPs to provide explanations for instances where (a)...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 144-45W, on general practitioners: finance, in which practices the minimum practice...

      General Practitioners: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many responses his Department received to the Pharmacy White Paper consultation on dispensing GPs.

      Genetics: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the evidence of his Department's chief scientific adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on 21 January 2009, what...

      Genetics: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the evidence of his Department's chief scientific adviser to the House of Lords Science and Technology Committee on 21 January 2009, what...

      Genetics: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS patient records contain DNA information.

      Health Services: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what rules his Department has established to govern the advertising of allied health professional services following his announcement that patients...

      Health Services: Alcohol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many regional alcohol managers and associated staff there are in each Government Office Region.

      Health Services: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the provisions of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 apply to staff contracted under the national retail...

      Health Services: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions officials in his Department have had with the Irish Government on payments in respect of medical treatment delivered to UK...

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breaches of the 18-week maximum waiting time from GP referral to treatment there have been in each primary care trust since its introduction.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will list the exemptions to the 18-week maximum waiting time from GP referral to treatment; (2) whether the 18-week target maximum waiting...

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the average number of days waiting time taken for an (a) in-patient and (b) out-patient appointment.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how waiting times of more than 18 weeks from referral to treatment are recorded under the NHS's performance sharing regime.

      Health Services: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to finalise a long-term agreement to replace the interim protocol for cross-border treatment in England and Wales.

      Health Services: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 57 of the Government Response to the Welsh Affairs Committee's interim Report on the provision of cross-border health services...

      Health Services: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 62 of the Government Response to the Welsh Affairs Committee's interim Report on the provision of cross-border health services...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1759-60W, on hospitals: admissions, what the five most common reasons for emergency...

      Hospitals: Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the incidence of malnutrition among (a) all hospital patients and (b) hospital patients aged 65 years and over.

      Independent Reconfiguration Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS hospital re-organisations have been referred to the Independent Reconfiguration Panel since it was established; and how many of those were...

      Independent Reconfiguration Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests from overview and scrutiny committees for (a) proposed and (b) in progress NHS re-organisations to be referred to the Independent...

      Injuries: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were (a) treated in accident and emergency departments and (b) admitted to hospital for (i) gunshot and (ii) knife wounds in each of the...

      Injuries: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1372-78W, on injuries: firearms, how many cases of incidents classified under the...

      Intensive Care: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions an excess of demand for intensive care unit beds on the Isle of Wight has resulted in patients being taken off the island for...

      Intermediate Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to revise his Department's 2001 guidance on intermediate care.

      LinkAge Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the LinkAge Plus Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Public Health Laboratories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on the funding of accredited laboratory testing services by the Food Standards Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) name and (b) postcode location of each maternity unit in England listed on the NHS Choices website is.

      Maternity Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on which date the £330 million announced in January 2008 for maternity services was given to primary care trusts; (2) what assessment he has...

      Mental Health Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he plans to provide for (a) commissioning of specialist in-reach services from older people's community mental health teams to work in care...

      Mental Health Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much he has allocated for the (a) gathering and (b) analysis of data on the (i) nature and (ii) effect of specialist older people's mental health...

      Mesothelioma: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on research into mesothelioma in each of the last five years; and how much it plans to spend on such research in each of...

      Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on MRSA prevention research in the last 12 months.

      MMR Vaccine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to increase measles, mumps and rubella vaccination rates amongst children under 16 years of age.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his Answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1109W, on NHS Direct, what the average cost to his Department of a NHS Direct call...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department have issued guidance to primary care trusts on the procedures to be followed in the establishment of an independent sector...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether people may be recruited to work in independent sector treatment centres if they have been employed in the NHS during the previous six months; and...

      NHS: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which private sector companies have access to (a) NHS databases and (b) patient information.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of prescription items dispensed in the community have been dispensed by (a) community pharmacists, (b) dispensing GPs and (c) others in...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medicines use reviews have been conducted by pharmacies in each year since 2005-06; what estimate he has made of the average cost of conducting a...

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans to reduce energy consumption in the NHS are in place; (2) what target he has set for the reduction of energy consumption in the NHS.

      NHS: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the total amount of energy used by (a) his Department and (b) the NHS in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons he has established a working party to examine the implications of age discrimination legislation for the NHS; what the (a) remit, (b)...

      Radiology Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of radiology investigation reports which include consultants advice that are returned to patients'...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many parking spaces were available in each NHS trust in 2007-08; what average fee was charged per hour for patient or visitor parking; how many...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many parking spaces for (a) staff and (b) patients were available in the NHS in England in each financial year since 1997-98; and how much was...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which private contractors have withdrawn from NHS private finance initiative contracts in the last 12 months; what the contract was in each case;...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the number of student nurses working 10 or more hours a week in addition to their placements and lectures; and what...

      Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will reconstitute the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board as one of the Department's standing advisory bodies, with a remit covering all age...

      Nutrition: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include the conduct of nutritional screening in the next version of the Quality and Outcomes Framework; and if he will make a statement.

      Nutrition: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department last issued guidance to health and social care organisations on the details of weight and height measuring equipment used for...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1938W, on patient choice schemes, how many people were referred to first outpatient...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many community pharmacies there were (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 population in (i) England (ii) each primary care trust; (2) how many...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reasons he has identified for the decline in the net ingredient cost of items dispensed by pharmacies over the last three years, referred to in the...

      Pharmacy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultant pharmacists worked in the NHS in each year since 2003.

      Pregnancy: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the guidance on smoking and pregnancy provided to pregnant women by his Department, if he will make it his Department's policy to use...

      Prescriptions: Over-60s

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of providing free prescriptions to those aged over 60.

      R. Channing Wheeler

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the value for money of the employment of Mr R Channing Wheeler as Commercial Director in his Department.

      Rapid Review Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many products the Rapid Review Panel has reviewed in the last 12 months.

      Slaughterhouses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the costs incurred by abattoir owners of employment of an on-site veterinarian in each year since the creation of...

      Social Care: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what academic studies he has commissioned as part of the drafting of the Green Paper on Social Care; (2) when he plans to publish the Green Paper...

      Teenage Pregnancy: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the teenage pregnancy rate was in each of the principal seaside towns of England at (a) town, (b) ward and (c) lower level super output area...

      Transplant Surgery: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, columns 826-7W, on transplant surgery: foreigners, (1) how many of those receiving organs...

      Transplant Surgery: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, columns 826-27W, on transplant surgery: foreigners, how many transplants of each type or...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what co-operation his Department undertakes with its counterparts in Scotland and Wales to combat tuberculosis in Great Britain.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve general practitioners' ability to detect tuberculosis at an early stage.

      Tuberculosis: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of patients diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB) are subsequently tested for HIV infection; and what proportion of those diagnosed with HIV...

      Tuberculosis: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of tuberculosis (TB) patients in England are co-infected with HIV; and what plans there are to reduce HIV-TB co-infection rates.

      Tuberculosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of tuberculosis (TB) patients received directly observed therapy in the last five years; what proportion of those had a treatment outcome...

      Tuberculosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to prevent the spread of multi-drug resistant tuberculosis.

      Tuberculosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of those diagnosed with tuberculosis complete treatment; and what steps are being taken to increase treatment completion rates.

      Tuberculosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on treating drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) patients in the last five years; and if he will estimate the cost of treating those...

      Tuberculosis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the threat from extensive drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR-TB) to public health; and what capacity the NHS has...

      Tuberculosis: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many outbreaks of tuberculosis have occurred in schools in (a) London and (b) England in the last five years.

      Vaccinations: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners in York received influenza inoculations in each of the last five years.

      Vioxx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) officials in his Department have had since June 2008 with the US Administration on the...

      Vioxx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating those with health impairments resulting from the use of Vioxx in the last 12 months; and if...

      Vioxx

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who have experienced strokes related to their use of the drug Vioxx.

      Vioxx: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Legal Services Commission since June 2008 on the award of legal aid for actions involving damage to health caused to...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided to Afghanistan in 2008; what the projected figure is for 2009; and if he will make a statement.

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1614W, on agriculture: research, which nations have received...

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by his Department.

      Islamic Development Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Islamic Development Bank on development finance; and if he will make a...

      Morphine: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to provide morphine supplies to developing countries for medical purposes; and if he will make a...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how much aid his Department has provided to Zimbabwe in the last 12 months; (2) how much aid his Department has provided to (a)...

      St. Helena: Economic Growth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with businesses on the development of the economy of St Helena.

      Tax Havens: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the level of tax revenue lost in developing countries from the use by multinational companies...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of tuberculosis (TB) patients being cared for in programmes funded by his Department are tested for HIV; and what...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department provides to organisations developing tuberculosis diagnostics for use in developing countries.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with which organisations his Department is working to develop a new vaccine against tuberculosis for use in developing countries.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that all tuberculosis (TB) patients in developing countries have access to quality TB...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of extensively drug-resistant strains of tuberculosis in developing...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to answer Question 246213, tabled by the hon. Member for Stroud on 17 December 2008, on UK National Action Plan on UN...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the Government's policy is on UK companies exhibiting at the International Defence Exhibition and...

    • Australia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and (a) Queensland, (b) New South Wales and (c) Western...

      Australia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of (a) exports from the UK to Australia and (b) imports from Australia to the UK...

      Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of bed and breakfast establishments in (a) rural areas and ( b)...

      Biotechnology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to encourage investment in the biotechnology industry.

      Borrowing: Elderly

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to inform older people of the risks they incur through borrowing too much.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assistance his Department provides to businesses to assist them with export activities.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the proposal from the National Endowment for Science, Technology...

      Car Industry: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many redundancies from positions in the car manufacturing industries have been notified to his...

      Consumer Focus: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many Consumer Focus staff work principally on postal services issues.

      Credit Cards: Interest Rates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to ensure that credit card companies do not charge exorbitant interest...

      Credit Reference Agencies: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what statutory requirements there are on credit reference agencies to provide information to his Department...

      Credit: EU Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of whether personal reserves on bank accounts should be brought within...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many official journeys (a) the Secretary of State and his predecessors and (b) his officials made by...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many expert advisers, excluding special advisers, have been commissioned by his Department since June...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 599W, on departmental ICT, what the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which ICT projects his Department and its predecessors initiated and abandoned before completion in each...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what records his Department maintains of its expenditure on (a) official hospitality and (b) alcohol for...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department spent on Ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and...

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to advise staff of pension options available to them in relation to...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department has spent on flowers in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the expenditure his Department will incur on UK Trade and Investment in each...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 462-3W, on redundancy, what estimate...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions his Department has had with outside organisations to discuss policy on reducing the...

      Economic Situation: Pharmaceuticals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make an assessment of the effect of the recession on the financial ability of pharmaceutical...

      Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the international competitiveness of the UK's environmental industries.

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions the Secretary of State has had with his EU counterparts on (a) the application of the EU...

      Fines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what administrative financial penalties may be levied by his Department and its agencies.

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many companies that produce internet filtering products have applied to the British Standards Institute...

      Iran: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representation UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) has in Iran; and what services UKTI offers in that country.

      Mobile Phones: Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions the Government has had with Ofcom on a reduction in mobile termination rates.

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what steps the Government are taking to support the car industry: (2) what recent steps the...

      Ofcom: Fines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what arrangements Ofcom makes for payments from organisations it has fined; and within what period of...

      Post Offices: Public Houses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many sub-post offices now operate, either full or part-time, from the premises of public houses.

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of public house closures.

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many coin-operated telephone boxes in each parliamentary constituency have been converted to card...

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) coin-operated and (b) card-operated public telephone boxes in each parliamentary...

      Public Telephones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) coin-operated and (b) card-operated public telephone boxes there were in each constituency...

      Regional Development Agencies: Empty Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much each regional development agency has budgeted to pay in empty property business rates in 2008-09.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps UK Trade and Investment is taking to support the renewable energy industry.

      Sri Lanka: Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cash value of defence equipment sales to Sri Lanka was in each of the last two years; and if he...

      Telecommunications: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will direct Ofcom to take steps to ensure that deaf and hard-of-hearing people have (a) equal access...

      Temporary Loans Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform by what means businesses in Banbury constituency may access the Temporary Loans Fund.

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many overseas visits have been made by each of the business ambassadors since 3 October 2008; and what...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost of running the business ambassadors' secretariat within UK Trade and Investment has been...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the levels of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into the generation of hydrogen from biomass.

      British Energy: EDF Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what date he expects EDF's purchase of British Energy to be completed.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on (a) departmental Christmas parties and (b) staff entertainment since the formation of his Department.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of its capacity to adapt to climate change; and what plans he has to publish a climate change...

      Climate Change: Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into the scale of polar icepack melting in the Northwest Passage.

      Climate Change: EU Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent meetings Ministers and officials from his Department have had with their Czech counterparts to discuss the energy and...

      Coal: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to allocate funds to the development of clean coal technology in order to reduce levels of coal imports;...

      Coal: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of increases in energy prices on levels of fuel poverty among pensioners who use coal as...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what cost savings his Department has made since its creation.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of the IT systems in his Department is fully accredited to the Government's security standards.

      Departmental E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people have a decc.gsi.gov.uk email account.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what IT projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies are undertaking; what his most recent estimate of the total cost of each...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy that temporary and permanent employees of his Department employed at the same grade receive the same...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on (a) pot plants and (b) flowers since it was established.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost has been of his Department's contracts with public relations consultancies since it was established.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department publishes a staff magazine.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department will undertake a capability review.

      District Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work his Department has undertaken on heat markets and district heating; and what further work is planned.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into highly distributed power systems.

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work the (a) Energy Markets Unit, (b) Energy Development Unit, (c) Renewable Energy and Innovation Unit and (d) Cleaner Fossil...

      Energy Strategy Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work the Energy Strategy and International (a) 1 and (b) 2 Unit has undertaken; and what further work is planned for each.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in each (a) Government region, (b) local authority area and (c)...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the availability of debt finance for investment in energy infrastructure projects.

      Energy: Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into new hydrogen storage materials.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress his Department has made (1) in co-ordinating arrangements to oversee the roll-out of smart meters; (2) in developing a...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the number of smart meters installed in domestic properties.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to increase liquidity in wholesale gas and electricity markets.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the effect of changes in domestic energy prices in the last 12 months on the number of people in...

      Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into enzymatic fuel cells.

      Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into microbial fuel cells.

      Fuel Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has conducted into fuel cell integrity.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent assessment is of the number of people in fuel poverty in (a) St Albans constituency, (b) Hertfordshire and (c)...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent insulating the homes of pensioners in each of the last 10 years.

      Industrial Injuries: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on medical testing of miners under the coal health compensation scheme since the introduction of the...

      International Renewable Energy Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the UK's contribution to the International Renewable Energy Agency.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration his Department gave to extending the availability of Low Carbon Buildings Programme grants to commercial and public...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the £50 million allocated to the Low Carbon Buildings Programme phase 2 has been committed to projects.

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on the renewables sector of the planned closure of phase 2 of the Low Carbon Buildings...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to encourage community groups to install low-carbon energy and energy efficiency technologies in their...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many grant applications the low carbon buildings programme has received from households in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he will reply to the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare's letters of 20 October 2008, 18 November 2008 and 5 January 2009 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Minister of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 2 December 2008 about an...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Minister of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 4 November 2008 on Flogas and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford to the Prime Minister of 17 November 2008 on his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Cleethorpes regarding (a) Mr...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what data his Department (a) collects and (b) compiles on (i) spot and (ii) future wholesale gas prices.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) project managers and (b) administration managers have been recruited to the generic design assessment (GDA) team for new...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many former prisoners are employed by his Department; and what his Department's policy is on employing former prisoners.

      Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what cars are (a) owned, (b) leased, (c) hired and (d) otherwise regularly used by his Department, broken down by cubic capacity of...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the (a) asset and (b) liability value of the UK's plutonium holdings.

      Power Stations: Peterhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding the Government has provided for BP's proposed carbon capture and storage power plant in Peterhead, Scotland.

      Recycling: Oils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to encourage the recycling of used cooking oil to produce carbon-neutral electricity.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he plans to have with his US counterpart on renewable energy policy.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the proposed timetable for the establishment of a financial support mechanism for renewable heat is.

      Renewable Energy: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Southampton, Test (Dr. Whitehead) of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 886, on...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanisms are in place to ensure that Warm Front contractors are providing value for money.

      Warm Front Scheme: Wansbeck

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Warm Front scheme grants were awarded to applicants from Wansbeck constituency in each of the last five years.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people in the UK without a bank or building society account, broken down by (a) age and (b) sex.

    • Bank Services: Elderly

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on the needs of older people in the development of new payment methods and banking technology by banks; and if...

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what provision the EU Payment Services Directive makes for persons who have been the subject of internet fraud to have access to the (a) time, (b) date...

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the (a) domestic assets and (b) foreign assets of (i) the UK banks in which UK Financial Investments has taken a significant stake and...

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who he has appointed as members to the independent review of the corporate performance of the UK banking industry; on what basis he appointed Sir David...

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the prospects for the banking industry in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his Department's analysis of the 2007 accounts published by banks regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

      Banks: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much in (a) assets and (b) liabilities is being held off-balance sheet by each of the banks regulated by the Financial Services Authority.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much the Government has spent on support for the banking industry in the last 12 months; (2) what estimate he has made of the monetary value of...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps UK Financial Investments Ltd. is taking to monitor the use to which the recapitalisation funds provided by the Government to the banking industry...

      Banks: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Government has spent on (a) equity, (b) preference shares, (c) loans, (d) guarantees and (e) other financial support to each bank for...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received opposing the payment of bonuses to employees of banks in receipt of funds from the public purse.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect of Government policy and banking practices on lending standards; and if he will make a statement.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the revenue implications of taxing capital gains at the same marginal rates as income tax, with indexation for each financial year from...

      Capital Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether all of the re-profiled capital expenditure from 2010-11 has been allocated to specific projects in 2008-09 and 2009-10.

      Capital Investment: Venture Capital

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the sums invested in venture capital trusts in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09, to date; and if he...

      Car Allowances: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce tax relief on the travel expenses of pensioners who work as volunteers for charities.

      Child Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in Tendring in receipt of child tax credit have been asked to repay overpayments.

      Child Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of families in Tendring in receipt of child tax credits currently receiving the incorrect amount.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average payment has been made by parents into Child Trust Fund accounts in (a) Darlington constituency, (b) County Durham, (c) the North East and...

      Child Trust Fund: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of the Child Trust Fund in each financial year from 2009-10 to 2014-15.

      Child Trust Fund: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children in City of York constituency have received child trust fund payments of (a) £250 and (b) £500 at birth.

      Contingency Reserve

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allocations have been made from the contingency reserve for (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average level of unsecured personal debt per head of population was in the UK in each year since 1979.

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) low income and (b) lower-middle income countries owe the UK.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings issued in respect of each...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a copy of his Department's website accessibility plan.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's policy is on placing a pay cap on (a) civil servants and (b) special advisers.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average number of days sick leave per staff member in his Department was in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department were recorded as having been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31 December in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Television

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 310W, on departmental...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost was of the jobs summit held on 12 January 2009 at the Science Museum.

      Financial Inclusion Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate his Department's expenditure on the financial inclusion fund in each financial year from 2009-10 to 2014-15.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions the Chairman of the Financial Services Authority has been consulted about a notice served under section 49 of the Regulation of...

      Financial Services: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps are being taken to encourage co-operation between the Financial Services Authority and the Crown Dependencies' financial regulators.

      Financial Stability Forum

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received from the Chairman of the Financial Services Authority following the latter's attendance at the Financial Stability Forum in...

      High Level Group on the City

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when Sir Fred Goodwin ceased to be a member of the High Level Group on the City; and for what reasons he ceased to be a member of the group.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of raising the income tax personal allowance to (a) £8,000, (b) £9,000 and (c)...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of raising the personal allowance for all people to £10,000 and (a) restricting the personal allowance...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the effects on the economy of the insolvency of (a) large and (b) medium-sized businesses in 2008-09.

      Landfill Communities Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what funding has been provided to waste reduction schemes under the Landfill Communities Fund and its predecessor in each of the last three years.

      Lehman Brothers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) his Department and (b) another of the tri-partite authorities has raised with the US authorities the issue of the return to the UK of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 29 December 2008, (1) on Bradford and Bingley, PO Ref: 1/65517/2009;...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he plans to respond to the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire's letter of 21 November 2008 on Derbyshire Building Society; (2) when the...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households with shared appreciation mortgage products in negative equity; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgages: Arrears

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for the Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1625W, on mortgages: arrears,...

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which 10 financial providers made the highest number of repossessions of homes for reasons of mortgage arrears in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Non-domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations his Department has received on the abolition of empty property tax relief for commercial premises in the last 12 months; and if he will...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much port businesses in the statutory ports owe in arrears of non-domestic rates; and what the cost to the public purse will be of his proposal to allow...

      Non-domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many sports clubs received mandatory business rates relief in each year since its inception.

      Premium Bonds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many premium bonds with what monetary value have been purchased in each of the last 12 months.

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings officials in his Department have had on the Presbyterian Mutual Society in Northern Ireland entering into administration; and if he will make...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what criteria he has assessed the required level of modernisation funding for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11, referred to in table B18, page...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce unnecessary expenditure across Government departments.

      Public Sector: Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to facilitate public sector capital investment projects facing delays due to the recent problems in the financial...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public sector pension schemes have a standard retirement age of less than 65 years of age.

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) of 3 November 2008, Official Report, column 100W on research and development...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Eddisbury (Mr. O'Brien) of 3 November 2008, Official Report, columns 101-2W, on research and...

      Research and Development Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the level of accuracy of the quotes provided to companies using Business Link's interactive tool to calculate...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) original projected cost and (b) implementation milestones of HM Revenue and Customs' new IT system were; how much has been spent on the...

      Revenue and Customs: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the original contract completion date was for HM Revenue and Customs' IT system being implemented by Capgemini; and whether the completion date has...

      Revenue and Customs: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people work at the HM Revenue and Customs offices at (a) Regian House, Liverpool, (b) Dukes House, Southport and (c) Birchen House, Birkenhead;...

      Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1273W, on Revenue and Customs: Northern Ireland, if he will take steps to ensure that...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many directors of the board of the Royal Bank of Scotland have left the board since the arrangements were made for UK Financial Investments to acquire a...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 31 March 2008, Official Report, column 668W, on schools: uniforms, what discussions he has had with his European...

      Sports: Concessions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on value added tax charges on concessionary admissions to sports centres.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the Exchequer receipts for stamp duty land tax for (a) residential and (b) commercial property for the period September 2008 to...

      Tax Allowances: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief on pension contributions for both (a) employees and (b) employers in each financial year from...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to counter the practice of offshoring legal ownership of company trademarks to low-tax locations; and if he will estimate the...

      Tax Yields: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of UK tax receipts raised in Wales in 2008.

      Valuation Office: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff have been employed in the Valuation Office Agency in each year since 2003.

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer in tax forgone of the reduction in the rate of value added tax to 15 per cent. in the period from 1...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 1639W, on tax credit, how many current recipients of tax credits would see their...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of tax credit payments were made to (a) working claimants and (b) claimants who were not working in each of the last 12...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants resident in Winchester were overpaid tax credits in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Welfare Tax Credits: St. Albans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax credit claimants resident in St. Albans were overpaid tax credits in each of the last five years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the working population in Wales was in receipt of tax credits in 2008.

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many claims for (a) underpayments and (b) overpayments of working tax credit from residents of the Portsmouth travel-to-work area remain...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will publish a copy of the Government Equalities Office's website accessibility plan.

    • Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether she received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape and (d) Lord Truscott in the last seven months.

      Females: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what progress she has made in increasing the proportion of women appointed to public bodies.

  • Olympics

    • Construction: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many young people who have completed further education construction courses have undertaken job placements as part of the Olympic construction process.

    • Construction: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many undergraduates are being sponsored to obtain a construction-related degree as part of the Olympic construction process.

      Contracts: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what penalties are payable under the contract with Lend Lease on early cancellation of the contract to construct and manage the Olympic Village contract.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions her Office has had with outside organisations to discuss policies on reducing the effect of the recession on matters within her...

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she is taking to contain the cost increases of Olympic venues; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what plans there are for the use of the (a) basketball arena, (b) white water course centre and (c) hockey centre after the end of the London 2012 Olympic...

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what plans there are for the use of the (a) international broadcast centre and (b) main press centre after the end of the London 2012 Olympic games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much had been spent on the Broxbourne white water canoe centre at the latest date for which figures are available; and what the estimated final cost of...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what the reasons are for the potential increase in (a) taxation and interest and (b) programme delivery costs referred to in Table 2 in the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what costs had been incurred on (a) the 2012 Media Centre and (b) the 2012 Olympic Village as at 1 February 2009; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics for what reason the £326 million recently released from the Olympic contingency fund for the athletes village was drawn from the funders; why the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many .22 pistols have been made available for use by the British Olympic pistol team out of public funds.

      Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what representations she has received requesting that the London 2012 Olympics shooting events be staged at Bisley.

      Olympic Games 2012: Haringey

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what existing sporting facilities in Haringey will be used for the London 2012 Olympic Games; and if she will make a statement.

      Paralympic Games 2012: Transport

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions her Office has had with transport providers serving the Olympic venue on access to their services by paralympians; and what funding is being...

  • Justice

    • Approved Premises: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to establish bail hostels in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire.

    • Civil Servants: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the answer of 5 March 2008, Official Report, column 2632W, on trade unions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in respect of which countries are registers of (a) same-sex marriages and (b) legal partnerships recognised in the UK.

      Civil Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which overseas countries civil partnerships entered into in the UK are recognised.

      Constituencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 10 March 2008, Official Report, column 150W,...

      Coroners: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) longest time it took for a coroner to hold a treasure inquest once requested for finds from...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings issued in respect of each...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff have been (a) investigated, (b) suspended and (c) dismissed for losing (i) memory sticks, (ii) laptop computers, (iii)...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of maintaining the databases owned and managed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department were disciplined for (a) bullying and (b) harassment of colleagues in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what administrative financial penalties may be levied by his Department and its agencies.

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by his Department.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which ICT projects initiated by his Department were abandoned before completion in each year since 1997; what costs were incurred on each project; who...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the initial estimated (a) cost and (b) delivery date was of each ICT project initiated by his Department and its predecessors in each year since...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish a copy of his Department's website accessibility plan.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) equipment and (b) data his Department has lost in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many bonus payments were made in 2007-08 to (a) senior civil servants and (b) other staff working in (i) the Judicial Appointments Commission and...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department plans to spend on public relations in 2009-10.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff his Department recruited as (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff in each year since it was established.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which local authorities have initiated proceedings to fine households who have not submitted an electoral registration form in response to the...

      Electoral Register: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the percentage of (a) white, (b) African, (c) Bangladeshi, (d) Pakistani and (e) African-Caribbean people eligible to...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department are employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department (a) fulfilled and (b) refused in (i) 2006 and (ii) 2007.

      Friction Dynamex: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what account he took of the cost of remediation of asbestos contamination on the Dynamex Friction site, Caernarfon, when selecting it as the preferred...

      Inspections: Public Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisations have the statutory right of access to Government Departments to inspect the delivery of a public service.

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of external legal services provided to his Department in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1536W, on offenders: personal records, what his Department plans to do with...

      Offenders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1536W, on offenders: personal records, whether his Department plans to delete any...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many places in semi-open prisons for adult women prisoners (a) there are in England and Wales and (b) there will be in England and Wales after 2...

      Police Stations: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many nights have been spent by prisoners in police cells in each police force under Operation Safeguard (a) in total and (b) in each month since...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 552W, on prisoners: release, how long on average it took a prisoner eligible for...

      Prisoners Transfers: Jamaica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the prisoner transfer agreement signed with the Government of Jamaica in June 2007.

      Prisoners: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners aged 60 years or over there were on average in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many prisoners aged 60 or over were serving a...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convicted, (b) unconvicted and (c) convicted but unsentenced (i) adult and (ii) 18 to 21 year old female foreign national prisoners are...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any land has been acquired for the construction of Titan prisons.

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of service was for (a) a prison guard and (b) other staff in (i) all prisons in England and Wales and (ii) HM Prison Winchester...

      Prisons: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will commission research on the effect on (a) prison security, (b) the well-being and health of prisoners and (c) the safety and health of...

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff at each grade in his Department identify themselves as Welsh speakers.

      Winchester Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners at HM Prison Winchester were serving sentences for drug-related offences in each of the last five years; and how many incidents of...

      Winchester Prison: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget for Winchester Prison was in each of the last five years.

      Winchester Prison: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners at HM Prison Winchester (a) committed suicide and (b) self-harmed in each of the last five years.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the redesignation of HM Prison/Young Offender Institution (HMP/YOI) Drake Hall and HM Prison Morton...

      Young Offender Institutions: Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders held in (a) HM Prison/Young Offender Institution Drake Hall and (b) HM Prison Morton Hall are (i) UK and (ii) foreign nationals.

      Young People: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juveniles were detained in police cells overnight in the last year for which figures are available.

      Young People: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost was of detaining juveniles (a) under court-ordered secure remand and (b) remanded in custody in the last year for which figures are available.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the United States administration on allegations of torture at Guantanamo Bay.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to instigate quarterly reports to Parliament of (a) UK strategy and objectives in Afghanistan and...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date the 2008 periodic review of British strategy in Afghanistan was completed.

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

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

      Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the joint Rwanda-Democratic Republic of Congo initiative against FDLR forces.

      Anglo Leasing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Kenyan authorities on the Serious Fraud Office inquiry into the Anglo Leasing...

      Asia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what terms of reference Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles has been given in relation to his role as Special Representative to Afghanistan...

      Asia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had with the Governments of Afghanistan and Pakistan on the appointment of a Special Representative for...

      Asia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what staff will be allocated from his Department to Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles to support him in his role as Special...

      Asia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the post of Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan is additional to his Department's establishment; and...

      Australia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a presentation to the Britain-Australia Society on his policy for UK-Australian relations.

      Binyam Mohamed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions officers of the UK security services have interviewed Mr. Binyam Mohamed since April 2002.

      Bosco Ntaganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on (a) Bosco Ntaganda's indictment by the International Criminal Court and (b) Bosco...

      Bosnia: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage foreign direct investment in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

      China: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many meetings of the UK-China Bilateral Group on arms control and disarmament have been held since its inception; what (a)...

      Climate Change: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what activities the UK Climate Security Envoy for Vulnerable Countries has undertaken since his appointment.

      Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on which dates the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms met representatives of (a) the...

      Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what communications the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Conflict Resolution Mechanisms has had with (a) the United...

      Defence: Expert Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recommendations the Cabinet Office review of the UK's civilian expert capability made in relation to the operation of his...

      Defence: Expert Capability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, column 1519W, on armed conflict: reconstruction, if he will place...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many letters received by his Department more than (a) one month and (b) three months ago have not been answered.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of maintaining the databases owned and managed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i) 2006, (ii)...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to his Department of replying to requests made under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in (a) 2006, (b) 2007...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which websites are operated by his Department in addition to its main website; and what the operating budget for those websites is.

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn , (c) Lord...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 7 February 2008, Official Report, column 1399W, on departmental reorganisation, what...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2008, Official Report, columns 1773-77W, on departmental secondment, how many officials...

      EU Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what foreign policy objectives the EU has established, ranked in order of priority assigned by the Council of Ministers; and if...

      EU Satellite Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the funding of the European Union Satellite Centre in Torrejón, Spain came from the United Kingdom in 2008.

      EU Satellite Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse was of requests by the UK for information from the European Union Satellite Centre in...

      Falkland Islands: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the British Antarctic Survey of recent increases in fares on the Falkland Islands...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any administrative financial penalties may be levied by his Department and its agencies.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government plans to provide the US administration in closing the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay.

      Horn of Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the current political situation in (a) Somalia, (b) Ethiopia and (c) the surrounding region;...

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Indian counterpart about international terrorism.

      International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on the observance in the UK of the Week of Solidarity with the Peoples of...

      Iran: International Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects the foreign ministers of the P5+1 to meet to discuss a new UN Security Council Resolution on Iran; and if...

      Iran: Proscribed Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the Government of Iran on the decision to de-proscribe the People's Mojahedin...

      Iraq: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to seek to ensure the recognition of international humanitarian requirements in respect of the inhabitants...

      Israel: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions since January 2008 (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department have discussed with their Israeli...

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in India and Pakistan on the situation in Kashmir; what steps his...

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

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

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost was of external legal services provided to his Department in each of the last five years.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports the Government has received on war crimes allegedly committed by Hamas during Operation Cast Lead; and if he will...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of civilians who were allegedly (a) killed and (b) injured (i) in booby-trapped...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of (a) rockets and (b) mortar shells fired at Israel since 18 January 2009; and if...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the presence in the Gaza Strip of Iranian-made weapons; what assessment he has made of such...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made a recent assessment of the references to Jewish people in the Hamas Charter in relation to the political...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the grade and salary range was of each member of his Department's staff seconded to support the Quartet Middle East Envoy...

      Middle East: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to promote the inclusion of women in conflict resolution and peace building in Israel and...

      Pakistan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Pakistan on the death of Major General Amir Faisal Alavi (Ret'd); and if he...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what safeguards are in place to ensure that financial aid provided by the Government to Gaza is not used by Hamas (a) to...

      Persian Gulf: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the sovereignty of the three islands of Greater Tunb, Lesser Tunb and Abu Musa in the Persian...

      Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1208-09W, on redundancy, what estimate he has made...

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the security situation in the Somali capital in the light of reports that Islamist forces have...

      South Africa: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received from the South African Government on proposed visa requirements for South African...

      Spain: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens were registered as resident in Spain in each of the last 10 years.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) meetings and (b) other contacts he has had with representatives of the Sri Lankan Government in 2009.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to his Sri Lankan counterpart regarding the reports of high civilian casualties in the ongoing...

      Sri Lanka: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his UN Security Council counterparts on a full UN needs assessment of the Vanni area in Sri...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to monitor the political situation in the Nuba Mountains; and what steps his Department is taking to support...

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 893W, on Tony Blair, how much expenditure has been (a)...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent proposals the UK has put forward to resolve the political situation in Zimbabwe; and what plans he has to place the...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions the Government have had with the new unity government of Zimbabwe; and if he will make a statement.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Death: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each region died from an alcohol-related illness in 2007.

    • Death: Clostridium Difficile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many deaths of (a) males and (b) females in each age group where clostridium difficile was recorded as a cause of death took place in each of...

      Death: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many death certificates were issued in respect of deceased (a) men and (b) women which cited healthcare-associated infections as the...

      Death: Weather

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many excess winter deaths occurred in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last 10 years.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much household debt there was in each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) county and (c) Government office region in September (i) 2005,...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings issued in respect of...

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed in No. 10 Downing Street; (2) how many (a) EU foreign...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the initial estimated (a) cost and (b) delivery date was of each ICT project initiated by the Cabinet Office in each year since 1997; what...

      Departmental Impact Assessments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many equalities impact assessments his Department has undertaken in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what estimate...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people the Cabinet Office employs.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 154W, on departmental telephones, how many Cabinet Office mobile...

      Departmental Planning Permission

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what planning applications the Cabinet Office has made in the last 18 months.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how much his Department has spent on potted plants in each of the last three years; (2) how much the Cabinet Office has spent on flowers in...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his Department's (a) procurement and (b) tendering policy is in respect of social enterprises.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what proportion of (a) UK nationals, (b) people born in the UK, (c) foreign nationals, (d) non-UK EU nationals, (e) EU A8...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the number of (a) people born in the UK and (b) migrant workers who were in employment in each month of 2008.

      Foreign Workers: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many migrant workers from each EU member state have (a) entered and (b) left the UK in each (i) month, (ii) quarter and (iii) year since...

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many unauthorised disclosures of information for each Government Department have been reported to the Cabinet Office in each of the last 10...

      Government Information Services: Public Consultation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the set-up costs of the website www.showusabetterway.co.uk were; what the (a) operating and (b) maintenance costs of the website were in the...

      Senior Civil Servants: Retirement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what percentage of members of the Senior Civil Service will reach standard retirement age in the next five years.

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what his latest estimate is of the number of job vacancies in the economy; and what forecast he has made of the number of vacancies in the economy...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many new businesses were registered in (a) Braintree and (b) England in the last five years.

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many non-departmental public bodies there have been in each year since 1980.

      Non-profit Making Associations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will update the "Think Smart: think voluntary sector" good practice guidance on procurement to include social enterprise.

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 468W, on central government: manpower, which public sector bodies which were...

      Public Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 468-73W, on central government: manpower, what changes have been made to the...

      Suicide: Young People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people aged 16 years or under have committed suicide in each of the last 10 years.

      Unemployment: Essex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many unemployed people there were in (a) Braintree and (b) Essex in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent period for which figures are available.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings...

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of his Department's contracts with management consultants has been since it was established.

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department spent on digital media training courses provided by the Internet Advertising Bureau in 2008; how many...

      Further Education: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will take steps to encourage the dissemination of diet, lifestyle and health information through the further education...

      Further Education: Religious Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to improve pastoral care in the further education sector.

      Graduates: Architecture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the availability of jobs for UK graduates in architecture.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) male and (b) female students attend a higher education institution to study on a (i)...

      Higher Education: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of female students with children attending a higher education institution are part-time...

      Higher Education: Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what research his Department has undertaken on women who wish to study for part-time degrees.

      Post Study Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Post Study Work Scheme in achieving its objectives; and if he...

      Postgraduate Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the merits of increasing funding for research councils to provide financial support to...

      Regent College, Leicester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent progress has been made on his Department's plans to assist the modernisation of the buildings of Regent College,...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to support clean energy research and development.

      Research Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent allocation letter to each research council.

      Research: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent representations he has received on the obligations placed on researchers supported by research council grants to...

      Skilled Workers: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills whether his Department has a strategy for skills in the nuclear industry.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time taken to repay student loans by university graduates has been.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what the (a) highest and (b) average monthly repayment to the Student Loans Company has been for students graduating...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people earning (a) between £15,000 and £34,800 and (b) more than £34,800 are repaying their student...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of the Student Loan Book has been sold in accordance with the provisions of the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008.

      Trading Standards: Weights and Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the timetable is for the next issue of revised guidance to local authority trading standards departments on weights and...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what projects his Department funds to encourage participation in the arts by young people; and what the cost of those projects was in...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to ensure that consumers seeking to purchase home broadband services have the option of purchasing such...

      Crown Lands and Estates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the upkeep from the public purse of properties owned by the royal family.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish a copy of his Department's website accessibility plan.

      Digital Broadcasting: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance his Department is giving to the elderly to help them with the digital television switchover; and if he will make a statement.

      English Heritage: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much English Heritage has spent per capita for each region in each of the last five years.

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) men, (b) women and (c) those over the age of 16 years who have participated in at...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether any administrative financial penalties may be levied by his Department and its agency.

      Hotels: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether he has made an assessment of the effects of the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 on the bed and breakfast...

      Legacy Trust UK: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1889W, on Legacy Trust UK, if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Leisure: Urban Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department is providing for recreational activity for inner-city children in 2008-09.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many alcohol licence applications have been rejected on grounds of (a) protection of children from harm, (b) public safety, (c)...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information his Department holds on the number of complaints received by local authorities from residents about noise and nuisance...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what monitoring his Department is undertaking of the number of late alcohol licences granted in or near residential areas.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of alcohol licence applications were (a) granted and (b) refused by local authorities in England in each year since 2000.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints his Department has received from (a) members of the public, (b) police authorities and (c) local authorities on...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many 24-hour late licences have been granted by local authorities in England and Wales since the Licensing Act 2003 came into force.

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many late licences to open until (a) midnight, (b) 1.00 am, (c) 2.00 am, (d) 3.00 am and (e) 4.00 am have been granted by local...

      Music: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to undertake a public consultation on exemptions from licensing requirements for low-risk live music performances.

      New Opportunities Physical Education and Sports Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of the policy directions issued by his Department for the administration of the New Opportunities...

      Non-Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the Answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 57W, on non-departmental public bodies, what the 19 requests were...

      Ofcom: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether Colette Bowe's role in the Westland affair was taken into account in the procedure for appointing her as Chair of Ofcom.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the promotion of (a) handball and (b) boccia to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic and...

      Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the promotion of shooting as a sport to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department deal with tourism issues related to the Olympic legacy.

      Public Houses: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will commission research into the number of rural public houses which are due to close; whether he has made an estimate of the...

      Public Houses: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will commission research into the social benefits provided by rural public houses.

      Regional Cultural Consortia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for South West Surrey of 16 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1390-91W, on...

      Regional Cultural Consortia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for South West Surrey of 16 October 2008, Official Report, column 1391W, on regional...

      Sports: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) registered and (b) active sports coaches there were in each of the last five years.

      Swimming Teachers' Association

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will consult the Swimming Teachers Association when drawing up the new Whole Sport Plans; and if he will make a statement.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance his Department provides for television broadcasters on the use of bad language after the nine o'clock watershed.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on arrangements to increase the...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) evading payment of the television licence fee and (b) discovered with a...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1556W on tourism, when VisitBritain will provide the final...

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have had discussions with (i) the Commission for Architecture and the Built...

      Tourism: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1418W, on tourism: EU grants and loans, which regional development...

      Tourism: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 60W, on tourism: Olympic Games 2012, on what date VisitBritain was...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to submit progress reports to the World Heritage Committee for examination at its 2009 session on the world heritage sites...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Advanced Extension Award

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were entered for advanced extension award examinations in (a) maintained schools and (b) independent schools in...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16 to 19 year-olds have been recruited into apprenticeships in each of the last three years.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps Partnerships for Schools is taking to support the Schools Capital programme in the current economic situation; and if...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the budget for the Building Schools for the Future programme; and when he...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been taken into care in each local authority area in each (a) month, (b) quarter and (c) year since 1...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average hourly cost of childcare in (a) London and (b) the rest of England was for different age groups of children in...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research his Department has undertaken on (a) charging for extended school activities, (b) the number of parents claiming...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many serious case reviews have been conducted into the deaths or serious injuries of children in each local authority...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) display energy certificates and (b) advisory reports for public buildings...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff in his Department and its predecessor were disciplined for (a) bullying and (b) harassment of colleagues in each...

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) EU foreign nationals and (b) non-EU foreign nationals are employed by his Department.

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of Blackburn, (c) Lord Snape...

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to advise staff of pension options available to them in relation to added years or additional...

      Departmental Plants

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

      Departmental Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions his Department has had with outside organisations to discuss policy on reducing the effect of the...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's capital spending (a) was in each year from 2001-02 to 2007-08 and (b) is planned to be in each year from...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 9-10W, on departmental publications (1) what estimate he...

      Departmental secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people have been seconded to his Department from the private sector in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what date his Department received from each local authority information which enabled National Challenge monies to be...

      Extension Awards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils took advanced extension awards in (a) the state sector and (b) the independent sector in each year since 1997.

      Foreign Languages: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, column 1504W, on specialist schools: languages, how many and...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools entered one or more pupils for examination in (a) a modern language A level, (b) biology A level, (c)...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in schools of each type achieved three As at A-level excluding general studies in the last year for which data are...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils at non-selective schools in selective areas have exceeded the national average of achieving five A* to C GCSEs in...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many schools fewer than 50 per cent. of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in 2008.

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 489W, on the General Certificate of Secondary...

      History: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether national strategies are intended to have policies in respect of (a) history and (b) geography in (i) primary schools and...

      History: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2008, Official Report, columns 181-3W, on history: education, which of the schools that...

      History: Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to encourage the study of history at GCSE and A-level.

      Home Education: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that people who do not have access to the internet are able to respond to his Department's...

      Information System for Parents and Providers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what information will be published from the Information System for Parents and Providers; (2) what agreed suppliers there...

      International General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department plans to fund the International General Certificate of Secondary Education approved by the Qualifications...

      Music Standards Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been allocated to the Music Standards Fund in each of the next three years.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish his response to the Ofsted report on Making More of Music.

      Music: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff were responsible for musical instrument teaching in (a) headcount and (b) full-time equivalent terms in...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to implement online marking for Key Stage 2 national curriculum tests.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils who achieved a level 5 in English in their Key Stage 2 examinations in 2004-05 also achieved a level 7 or...

      Nursery Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were in nursery education in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department plans to undertake a regulatory impact assessment on the planned extension of the entitlement to free...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects free early learning to be available to all two-year-old children; and if he will make a statement.

      Pre-school Education: Arson and Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) all childcare settings and (b) childcare settings in the (i) five per cent. most...

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, column 1498W, on pre-school education finance, when the Child...

      Primary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children entered primary schools in each local education authority (LEA) in (a) 2000 and (b) 2005; what estimate he has...

      Primary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what estimates he has made of the number of parents of reception-age pupils in each London borough who obtained (a) their...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who attended pupil referral units were (a) eligible for free school meals and (b) had...

      Pupils: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent assessment of the level of access to broadband at home is for (a) all secondary school pupils and (b)...

      Schools: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of secondary schools allow all pupils to leave school premises at lunchtime; (2) what proportion of...

      Schools: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have Disability Equality Schemes in place; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) whether he has plans to control the overall levels of school balances; (2) what recent assessment he has made of the...

      Schools: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of (a) primary schools for (i) infant and (ii) junior pupils and (b) secondary schools in each London borough...

      Schools: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects (a) St John's Primary School in Waltham Chase, (b) Bishops Waltham Primary School and (c) Curdridge Primary...

      Schools: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which maintained schools in Hemel Hempstead have broadband internet access.

      Schools: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in maintained schools received specialist instrumental and vocal tuition in...

      Schools: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to assess demand for specialist instrumental or vocal tuition amongst (a) primary and (b) secondary...

      Schools: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has established the support team for the online procurement tool for schools to date.

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many rural schools with unfilled teaching vacancies there are in each county.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in each local authority were eligible for free transport to school in each year since 1997.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average number of days of sickness absence in each children's social services department in each local authority was for...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children received statements of special educational needs in January 2008.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with special educational needs obtained a BTEC qualification in each year since 1997.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils with (a) a statement of special educational needs and (b) unstatemented special...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with statements of special educational needs attended (a) maintained and (b) non-maintained special schools in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with non-statemented special educational needs attended (a) maintained and (b) non-maintained special schools in...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which maintained special schools had boarders in 2008.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained special schools had (a) between 100 and 200 pupils, (b) between 201 and 300 pupils, (c) between 301 and 400...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1730-31W, on special educational needs, what steps he is...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1730-1W, on special educational needs, how many (a) male...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children with statements of special educational needs were taught in classes of (a) 21 to 30 pupils, (b) 31 to 40...

      Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department plans to allow looked-after children the right to appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability...

      Special Educational Needs: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, columns 2116-17W, on special educational needs: private sector,...

      Specialised Diplomas: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils attending schools in Suffolk have been entered for diploma qualifications to date.

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the cost projections for the introduction of bonuses for teachers in deprived...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps will be taken to ensure that recipients of teaching pensions who have been overpaid receive clear information...

      Truancy: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children in each decile of (a) area deprivation by pupil residence and (b) area deprivation by school...

      Young Offenders

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

      Young People: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 11 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1081-2W, on young people: antisocial behaviour, who...

      Young People: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Association for Physical Education (afPE) on the development of the Physical Education and...

      Young People: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16 to 18- year-olds there were resident in Suffolk in each of the last three years for which figures are available; and...

      Youth Facilities: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps the Government have taken to improve youth facilities in Coventry.

      Youth Inclusion Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 717W, on crime prevention: young people, on which 110...

  • Transport

    • Ashchurch Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many calls Cross Country Trains services are required to make at Ashchurch station (a) each day and (b) each week; what recent changes have been...

    • Aviation: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Eddisbury of 11 November 2008, Official Report, columns 955-56W, on aviation: fares, if he will...

      Bus Services: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which bus companies operating in the Greater London area have delegated driving examiners.

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many bus drivers were examined under the driver quality monitoring scheme in each year since 2005; and how many were found to be (a) unacceptable...

      Bus Services: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much his Department has spent on supporting bus services in York in each year since the creation of the York unitary authority; (2) how much...

      Buses: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to bus and coach operators of implementating the measures included in the proposed EU Regulation 2008/0237 on the...

      Buses: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects on trends in the number of spurious claims of injury by bus and coach passengers of implementation of...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls and Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the gross annual revenue from the Dartford crossings was in the last year for which figures are available; (2) what the costs of operating...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost of maintaining the databases owned and managed by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies was in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007 and (iii) 2008.

      Departmental Flowers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on cut flowers in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what percentage of those outside the Senior Civil Service in his Department received a bonus in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many new recruits his Department took on in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09; how many of these were taken on as (i)...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the number of inaccurate records on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's vehicle system software.

      Driving Instruction: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many Driving Standards Agency driving examiners conducting passenger service vehicle tests there were in the Greater London area in the last 12 months.

      Driving Instruction: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many delegated driving examiners in the Greater London area were quality assured in 2008.

      Driving Tests: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the pass rate was of tests taken with delegated driving examiners in the Greater London area in each year from 2005 to 2008.

      Driving Tests: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the pass rate was for passenger service vehicle driving tests taken by Driving Standards Agency examiners in the Greater London area in each year...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what monitoring processes his Department and its agencies use to ensure equality of opportunity for members of ethnic minority groups (a) applying for...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many driving licence change of address notifications were received by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in 2008.

      Garages and petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to require all petrol stations to provide a free air service for tyre inflation.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would be required before a third runway at Heathrow could come into operation.

      Heathrow Airport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the effect of a third runway at Heathrow on levels of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from stacking by commercial...

      High Speed Trains: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent discussions he has had with High Speed Two Ltd. on proposals to develop a high speed railway line between (a) London and Lancashire...

      High Speed Trains: North East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to fund the development of high-speed rail links to and from the north-east in the next five years.

      Humber Bridge: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of levels of traffic on the Humber Bridge in each of the next 10 years.

      Humber Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has made an assessment of the merits of a reduction of the Humber Bridge toll by £1 for a one-year period.

      Low Emission Zones: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on (a) the establishment of low emission zones by local authorities and (b) the charges which may be imposed on...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many vehicle excise duty (VED) licences were issued for domestic vehicles registered at addresses in City of York constituency in each VED band in...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has of the current number of unlicensed (a) cars, (b) vans, (c) lorries and (d) motorcycles, broken down by make; and if he will...

      Motor Vehicles: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many unlicensed (a) cars, (b) vans, (c) lorries and (d) motorcycles were (i) clamped and (ii) crushed in each of the last three years for which...

      Motorways: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to improve the motorway infrastructure in the west midlands.

      National Express East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next plans to meet the management of National Express to discuss the (a) level of their fares, (b) quality of their service and (c) morale...

      Newhaven Marine Railway Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1135W, on Newhaven Marine railway station, on what date the passenger train...

      Official Cars: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many sets of snow chains the Government Car and Despatch Agency held for use on the Government car fleet on 2 February 2009; (2) how many...

      Park and Ride Schemes: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many park and ride locations there were in York in each year since 1997.

      Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to encourage people to use public transport.

      Public Transport: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to make public transport more affordable for older citizens.

      Railway Stations: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria his Department set for determining whether South West Trains be allowed to close ticket offices within the terms of its franchise...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths have occurred in accidents on railway crossings in (i) Hemel Hempstead and (ii) Hertfordshire in each year since...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) fatalities and (b) injuries there have been on the railways in (i) Greater London, (ii) Sutton and Cheam constituency and (iii)...

      Railways: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent steps the Government have taken to improve rail services to and from Coventry.

      Railways: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1305W, on railways: overcrowding, whether East Midlands Trains Class 158 trains...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1137W, on railways: fares, what reasons underlie the Government's policy on the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria his Department uses to assign red light status to a rail franchise in its assessment of the financial position of train operating companies.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the value was of the bond deposited by each of the train operating companies awarded a rail franchise.

      Railways: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to increase the carrying capacity of rail services in Greater Manchester; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Northern Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to increase rail capacity between Durham and Newcastle.

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he next plans to meet UK train operators to discuss the (a) level of fares, (b) train punctuality, (c) quality of rolling stock and (d) level...

      Railways: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will assign the line from Bidston to Wrexham to Merseyrail; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on railway infrastructure serving the (a) City of York and (b) east coast main line in each of the last 15 years.

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effects on (a) levels of road safety and (b) numbers of road accidents of reducing the hours during which...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of maintaining each (a) motorway, (b) trunk road and (c) other road for which the Highways Agency was...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department has provided for road safety schemes in (a) Eastbourne constituency and (b) East Sussex in 2008-09.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the (a) adequacy and (b) security of the supply of salt and other road gritting agents.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Highways Agency has spent on grit in each of the last 10 years.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with the (a) Highways Agency and (b) Salt Union on the distribution of salt to (i) Highways Agency depots and (ii) local...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what guidance his Department has issued to the Highways Agency on minimum salt reserves; what level of salt stocks the Highways Agency held in each...

      Roads: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) adults and (b) children died on the roads in York in each of the last 15 years.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of kilometres travelled by an average rail carriage in each year since 1995.

      Rolling Stock: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether relevant passenger transport executives will be involved in decisions regarding the redeployment of railway rolling stock released through...

      Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the safety of (a) the type of trains chosen to replace high speed trains and (b) Pendolino trains.

      Trains: Safety Measures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what representations he has received on the weight of trains in relation to safety loads.

      TransPennine Express: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of First TransPennine Express's performance in operating their franchise.

      Transport: Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of planning delays on major transport infrastructure projects since 1997.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide a breakdown of the figures in table A1.36 of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency's Effectiveness Report 2007-08 to show how...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the King Air 350 aircraft undergoing conversion will be available for operational deployment. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of the King Air...

    • Armed Forces: Civilian Life

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are currently made to assist service personnel returning from active service in Iraq and Afghanistan to adjust to civilian life.

      Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal and other costs the Ministry of Defence has already incurred and is prepared to incur in contesting the claim to the High Court for compensation of...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the types and models of helicopter in the inventory of the Armed Forces and elsewhere in the Ministry of Defence; how many there are of each; and how they...

      Armed Forces: Minesweepers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the scheduled decommissioning dates for each of the Hunt class minesweepers currently in service.

      Armed Forces: Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the rank of the senior British officer in post at (a) RAF Menwith Hill, (b) Diego Garcia, and (c) RAF Mildenhall.

      Armed Forces: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places they provide in medical facilities for service personnel suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether...

      Armed Forces: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have conducted any research into the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder on propensity to engage in violence.

      Armed Forces: Religions and Faiths

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what religions and faiths are recognised by the British Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether every former member of the Army who retired due to disability as a result of service and who did not receive their related allowances tax-free has now had...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in respect of which countries, or regions of countries, they do not carry out forced removals of refused asylum seekers, because of conflict or violence which...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of running the voucher scheme including (a) the administrative cost of appraising entitlement to Section 4 support; (b) the administrative cost of...

      Bees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action has been taken under the Government's Biodiversity Action Plan to protect those species of bee threatened with extinction.

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the Belfast agreement of 1998, they agreed with the Government of the Republic of Ireland the concept of equality and parity of esteem for all the...

      Benefits: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 26 November 2008 (WA 296), whether they will consider non-housing benefits for single people currently...

      Bloody Sunday: Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their latest estimate of (a) the current cost per month; and (b) the total cost to the taxpayer of the Bloody Sunday inquiry.

      Business: Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help they are offering in the current economic climate to business owners who have used their house as a loan guarantee.

      Businesses: Liquidation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many small and medium-sized businesses went into liquidation in 2008.

      Child Protection: Witchcraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (a) cautioned and (b) prosecuted for abuse of a minor related to accusations of possession or witchcraft in each of the past 10 years.

      Children: Refuges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many refuge places were available for children in England and Wales, in the years (a) 2005—06, (b) 2006—07, and (c) 2007—08.

      Co-operation Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 27 January (WA 34) concerning funding of Co-operation Ireland, why the Answer referred only to the...

      Correction to Commons Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Sadiq Khan, on 14 January (Official Report, House...

      Elections: County Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether county council elections in Suffolk, Norfolk and Devon will be taking place in June on current boundaries.

      Employment Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes in employment law they will propose for the European Union single market following their discussions with British trade union representatives.

      Energy: Fuel Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support those who live in fuel poverty in rural communities and are dependent on oil and liquefied petroleum gas for heating, having...

      Energy: Supply Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 29 October (Official Report, 29/10/08; col. WA176), what steps they will take to encourage energy...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a primary care trust which has joined the campaign of the National Alliance for Equity in Dental Health to extend water fluoridation will have a conflict...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the work and findings of the Medical Research Council (MRC) on Gulf War illnesses, published in 2003, whether they have asked the MRC for its comments...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Congressionally-mandated United States Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veterans' Illnesses to peer review the work and findings...

      Gulf War: NAPS Tablets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 22 January (WA 221—22), whether they will ask the Commission on Human Medicine to review the...

      House of Lords: Travel Insurance

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what travel insurance, including personal medical insurance, is provided for Members of the House travelling on Select Committee or other parliamentary business;...

      House of Lords: Travel Insurance

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what travel insurance, including personal medical insurance, is provided for staff of the House travelling on Select Committee or other parliamentary business;...

      Housing North West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the constitution and purpose of Housing North West; how often it meets; who its members are and how they were appointed; what is its budget; and how it is...

      Housing: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received on the influence of the introduction of energy performance certificates on the behaviour of buyers when choosing homes.

      Housing: Home Information Packs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the introduction of Home Information Packs on the housing market.

      Immigration: Detention and Removal Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how long each illegal immigrant detainee who has expressed a wish to return home has been held in detention centres.

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they had with the Government of France regarding the establishment of the immigration centre in northern France, particularly about expectations...

      Immigration: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all issues raised in the first annual report of the independent monitoring board on the short-term holding facilities at Heathrow Airport in April 2008...

      Joint Economic Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the constitution and purpose of the Joint Economic Commission for the North West; how often it meets; who its members are and how they were appointed; what...

      Local Authorities: London Snowfall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will hold an inquiry into the response of local authorities in London to snowfall on 1 February.

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials have been involved in the preparation of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill; and what they estimate to be the cost...

      Local Involvement Networks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how children and young people, as citizens, are expected to be involved in local involvement networks.

      Ministry of Defence: Sale of Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for the future of the Old War Office Building; and whether they are considering (a) disposal to the private sector, or (b) conversion for...

      NHS: Patient Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the updating of NHS patients records increased in cost from £2.3 billion to £12.7 billion, as a result of information technology cost over-runs.

      NHS: Revenue Allocations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 26 January (WS 2—5), whether the revised "weighted capitation target per weighted head" was the...

      North West Regional Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government from which budget the North West Regional Strategy branding work RS2010 and brand guidelines were produced; who was commissioned to produce it; and what it cost.

      Northern Ireland Office: Events

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what events the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland attended in Northern Ireland during the month of January 2009.

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 3 February (WA 111) concerning the Northern Ireland Parades Commission, why a request for information...

      Palace of Westminster: Post

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many items of post were received in the Palace of Westminster in 2008; and what proportion of the total was received in the House of Lords.

      Places of Religious Worship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places of religious worship are registered for marriages under the Marriage Act 1949, broken down by faith and denomination.

      Places of Religious Worship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places of worship are registered in England and Wales pursuant to the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855.

      RAF Northolt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 11 December 2008 (WA 10), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the agreement...

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken any research into the potential for a further extension of the life of the present fleet of high-speed diesel passenger trains,...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many representations from organisations funded in whole or in part by the Government they have received in favour of a ban on the open display of tobacco...

      Smoking: Canada

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence they have received on the effect on smoking by young people of the ban on the open display of tobacco products in shops in Saskatchewan and Manitoba,...

      Social Workers: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average length of service for children's social workers; and what was that average in each of the past 12 years. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Southern African Development Community

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase trade with the Southern African Development Community Free Trade Area.

      Sport: Academies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sports facilities are provided at the current and proposed academies in London.

      Sport: Swimming Pools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many swimming pools have been constructed under the Building Schools for the Future policy.

      Sustainable Communities Plan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the construction methods for new homes in the United Kingdom comply with the 2003 Sustainable Communities Plan; and, if not, what plans they have to ensure...

      Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (Amendment) (No. 2) (England) Order 2008 (SI 2008/2362) was accompanied by an explanatory...

      Widows and Widowers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in each of the past 10 years, how many women became widows; how many men became widowers; how many requests to Government were made by widows and widowers for...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their advice to United Kingdom school fundraisers who wish to send donations to help schools in Zimbabwe. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their...

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