Written answers

Monday, 2 March 2009

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Committees: Video Conferencing

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment the Commission has made of the effectiveness of arrangements in place to facilitate the taking...

    • Houses of Parliament: VAT

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether valued added tax (VAT) is charged on VAT-liable items in each of the House restaurants, vending...

      Houses of Parliament: VAT

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the retail prices in the House of Commons gift shop for items which attract valued added tax were...

      Members: Email

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether hon. Members and their staff are (a) permitted and (b) able to install Pretty Good Privacy...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester of 19 February 2008, Official Report, column...

      Trade Unions: Political Levy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 64W, on the political levy, if he will...

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation: Henry VIII Clauses

      To ask the Leader of the House how many Henry VIII clauses were contained in primary legislation enacted in Session 2007-08.

    • Members: ICT

      To ask the Leader of the House if she will bring forward proposals to encourage hon. Members to use interactive digital technology to communicate with their constituents.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Leader of the House how many statutory instruments subject to the (a) negative and (b) affirmative procedure have been laid before the House in each year since 1990.

      Statutory Instruments

      To ask the Leader of the House how many statutory instruments subject to the (a) negative and (b) affirmative procedure have been debated in delegated legislation committees and their...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Hillsborough Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what events he plans to host at Hillsborough Castle in 2009; and at what estimated cost.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many public consultations his Department has carried out in the last 12 months; for how long each consultation was open; how many responses were...

    • Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals he has to link schemes with environmental benefits to the single farm payment.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which UK producer organisations have been funded from EU budget line 05 02 08 03 in 2008; and how much has been awarded to each.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure is funded under EU budget line 05 02 08 10, Free Distribution of Fruits and Vegetables; which UK bodies...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much late payment compensation has been paid under the Single Farm Payment scheme since its establishment; and what...

      Batteries: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the environment of the disposal of batteries.

      Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many in-vessel composting sites have been licensed by the Environment Agency in each region of England.

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the (a) public health and (b) environmental effects of fortnightly waste collections;...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the value of food (a) spoiled and (b) disposed of in each of the last six years.

      Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legal costs were incurred by his Department in relation to the outbreak of foot and mouth disease in (a) 2001 and (b) 2007.

      Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) lowest, (b) highest, (c) median and (d) mean monetary value of compensation claims awarded following the...

      Fresh Fruit and Vegetables Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's policy is on encouraging applications by growers to be recognised as producer organisations for the...

      Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made an assessment of the potential use of used cooking oil as a secondary fuel for use in static generator...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his estimate is of the amount of food waste that goes to landfill each year.

      Meat: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what legislation governs levels of hormones in meat imported into the UK.

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of (a) the number of metal recycling sites affected by proposals to remove their exemptions from...

      Metals: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Environment Agency takes to inspect businesses engaged in scrap metal (a) recovery and (b) treatment for...

      Pigmeat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what guidance is given under the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative to purchasers of pork in the public sector...

      Recycling: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which 10 local authorities had the (a) highest and (b) lowest rate of (i) materials recycled, (ii) waste sent to landfill...

      Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated to compare the different processes used in the...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of short-term projects set up in Afghanistan to aid reconstruction.

    • Central African Republic: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding has been provided by his Department to the Central African Republic in each of the last three years; and what funding is...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff were employed by his Department's Internal Audit Department in each financial year since 1997-98.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy for his Department to sign the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise.

      Zimbabwe: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on the operation of the UNICEF programme for distribution of potable water to the cholera-affected areas...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Bed-and-Breakfast Accommodation: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many children under 16 years are living in bed-and-breakfast accommodation; and what steps are being taken to reduce that number.

    • Community Relations: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the Local Authority Guidance on including humanists and non-religious people in local...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy for her Department to sign the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise.

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department has spent on (a) publicity, (b) public consultation and (c) legal costs on eco-town policy since 23...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate the amount of time spent by officials in her Department on the eco-town project since the publication of...

      Eco-towns: Middle Quinton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will publish the PricewaterhouseCoopers interim financial viability study of the proposed Middle Quinton eco-town.

      Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which organisations other than faith-based groups received grants under Round (a) one and (b) two of the Faith Communities...

      Fire Services: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration her Department has given to provision of funding for the award of fire brigade long service medals; and if...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant property recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by the...

      Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which banks and building societies are participating in the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.

      Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme to begin.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1697-98W, on Lord Truscott, what information was given to...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeowners are currently in receipt of assistance under the Homeowner Mortgage Protection Scheme.

      Ordnance Survey: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by...

      Peter Housden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to pages 22-3 of her Department's Resource Accounts 2007-08, for what reason Mr. Peter Housden receives an...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the findings of the report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Map of Gaps: The...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make an assessment of the (a) geographical distribution, (b) quality and (c) effectiveness of (i) refuges for...

      Sheffield House: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant property recorded on the e-PIMS database of (a)...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date he plans to inform Parliament of the findings and implications of his Department's periodic review of Afghanistan...

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the appointment of a new High Representative in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

      China: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the government of China on trends in China's population since July 2008; and if he...

      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 has visited (a) the Foreign and...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the government of (a) the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and (b)...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to help strengthen the MONUC force in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) letters and (b) e-mails received by his Department had not been responded to as at 15 December 2008.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how long on average it took his Department to send a substantive response to correspondence from members of the public in the...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of staff are employed to deal with requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in his Department.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent on (a) departmental Christmas parties and (b) staff entertainment in the last three years.

      Departmental Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to advise staff of pension options available to them in relation to added years or...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 75W, on departmental public expenditure, what his...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of foreign exchange movements on subscriptions to international organisations paid through his...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total cost to his Department was of subscriptions to international organisations in 2007-08; what the cost was with...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effect on its budget and activities in 2009-10 of the Treasury's decision to...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the Cultural Audit commissioned by his Department.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what use (a) his Department and (b) service providers under contract to his Department made of (i) 0844 and 0845 telephone...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1794W, what the (a) duration and (b) cost was of...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many embassy and consular staff of each grade work in posts in (a) Germany, (b) France, (c) Russia, (d) China, (e)...

      European Parliament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times he has visited the European Parliament on official business in the last 12 months.

      Falkland Islands: Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the economic effect on the Falkland Islands of recent increases in the cost of fares on the...

      Gaza: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of reports from UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen Abu-Zayd that Israel has stopped UN staff based in...

      Group of Twenty: London Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many unique visitors the website www.londonsummit.gov.uk has received.

      Guantanamo Bay: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates the US authorities acceded to his request to return Guantanamo Bay detainee Mr. Binyam Mohamed to the UK; and what...

      Guantanamo Bay: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date Mr. Binyam Mohamed is expected to return to the UK.

      Guantanamo Bay: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the policy of the Government is in respect of the cases of (a) Shaker Aamer, (b) Ahmed Belbacha and (c) Farhi Saeed bin...

      Hezbollah and Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official contacts there have been in the last four weeks between the Government and (a) Hezbollah and (b) Hamas.

      Homecoming Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department (a) has given and (b) plans to give to the Homecoming Scotland 2009 initiative.

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the arrest and charge of seven members of the Baha'i leadership in Iran on 11 February 2009;...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Iranian authorities to allow independent observers to be present at any trial of the...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which members of the pre-March 2003 Iraqi government have been detained by coalition forces or the Iraqi government since that...

      Isle of Man: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what funding the Isle of Man has received from the European Union in each of the last five years.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions he has condemned (a) suicide and (b) other terrorist attacks in Israel; if he will place in the Library a...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of whether any of the weaponry or component parts thereof being used by the Israeli...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the oral statement of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 21-38, on Gaza, what consideration he has given...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the report of the Strategic Foresight Group on the Cost of Conflict in the Middle East.

      Overseas Trade: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on support for the overseas price mechanism before the...

      Sri Lanka: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of the Prime Minister's discussion with his EU counterparts on proposals to call for a ceasefire in Sri Lanka.

      Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what factors his Department takes into account when making decisions on requests formally to espouse a legal claim of torture.

      Uganda: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made in peace talks with the Lords Resistance Army (LRA) in Northern Uganda, including talks with those...

      USA: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's foreign policy of changes in US foreign policy towards Russia.

      Wang Bingzhang

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) the detention of Dr Wang Bingzhang by the Chinese authorities and (b) the physical...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to answer Question 242200, tabled on 5 December 2008, on Georgia.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to answer Question 246281, tabled on 17 December 2008, on the reorganisation of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

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

      Zimbabwe: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of political prisoners detained in Zimbabwe.

  • Justice

    • Anti-Semitism: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) males and (b) females have been (i) prosecuted and (ii) convicted of verbally abusing Jewish children travelling to and from school in the...

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many bonus payments were made to (a) senior civil servants and (b) other staff in the (i) HM Courts Service, (ii) HM Prison Service, (iii) National...

      Coroners and Justice Bill 2008-09

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department will take if the Sentencing Council for England and Wales advises that there are insufficient resources to allow for the full...

      Coroners and Justice Bill 2008-09

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to undertake a privacy impact assessment of the provisions on information sharing orders contained in the Coroners and Justice Bill.

      Crime: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has any plans to provide additional resources to (a) the police, (b) the courts, (c) the probation service and (d) prisons as a...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the services provided to victims of crime.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent on (a) maintaining, (b) decorating and (c) otherwise improving departmental buildings in each year since the Department's...

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many items of furniture (a) were purchased and (b) remained in use following the refurbishment of 102 Petty France.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on cut flowers in each of the last three years.

      Government Departments: Privacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 871W, on Government Departments: privacy, how many privacy impact assessments for...

      Judges: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) black persons, (b) Asian persons, (c) women and (d) men were appointed as judges in 2008.

      Offenders: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what period (a) hon. Members and (b) members of the public will have to make representations to agents acting for the National Offender Management...

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of offenders on the end of custody licence schemes have not completed their rehabilitation while in prison.

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will review the regulations relating to donating to political parties in order to encourage smaller donations from a wider number of individuals.

      Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many mandatory life sentence prisoners released on licence in each of the last 10 years for which figures are available have reoffended, broken down...

      Probation Officers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of trainee probation officers who qualified in 2008 and thereafter applied to join the Probation Service have not...

      Tobacco: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of guidelines on sentencing for offences relating to the smuggling and supply of illegal and...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Theatres: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in implementing his Department's scheme to provide young people with greater access to theatres; and if he...

    • UK Film Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the recent performance of the UK film industry.

      Free Swimming Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many local authorities are planning to take part in both the under 16-year-old and over 60-year-old free swimming initiatives.

      Cricket

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the England and Wales Cricket Board on the future of cricket in this country; and if he will...

      Sport: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people participated in regular sport (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Audio Description

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to publicise the availability of audio description via a single button on set-top boxes in advance of the digital...

      Horse Racing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the current economic downturn on the future of horse racing; and if he will make a...

      Publishing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the recommendations contained in the interim "Digital Britain" report on the...

      Gloucester City AFC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will visit Gloucester City AFC to discuss the relocation of its ground.

      Local Television News

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the future provision of local television news; and if he will make a statement.

      Arts: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards meeting each of the objectives of the creative economy programme.

      Arts: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what financial support his Department is making available to small and medium-sized enterprises in the creative industries which are in...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy for his Department to sign the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise.

      Departmental Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his latest estimate is of the cost to UK businesses of regulation within the responsibility of his Department.

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the overlap between the 2 per cent. of households that cannot receive digital satellite services and...

      Digital Broadcasting: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what research his Department has undertaken into the UK digital divide since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by his...

      Gambling Commission: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Gambling Commission spent on bonuses for its staff in each of the last three years.

      Heathrow Airport: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the implications of the Government's proposals to develop Heathrow Airport on tourism to the UK.

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the £1,650,000 transferred to his Department from the Department for International Development in respect of projects...

      Recreation: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much public open space there is in (a) each principal seaside town and (b) each (i) ward and (ii) lower layer super output area in...

      Swimming Pools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public swimming pools have closed in each of the last five years.

  • Transport

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 930W, on apprentices, what progress his Department has made towards meeting its...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of his meetings with (a) BAA on 15 October 2008, (b) British Airways on 20 October 2008...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of (a) elderly and (b) disabled people in England affected by the withdrawal of (i) companion passes for...

      Conwy Valley Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the standard of maintenance of the Conwy Valley Line against the Route Availability 07 standards provided for by Network...

      Departmental Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 1384W, on departmental leave, why four out of the seven bargaining units in his...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff in his Department or its predecessors were on sick leave for (a) over 30 days, (b) over 50 days and (c) over 100 days in each of the...

      Heathrow Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what date his Department's air quality technical group delivered its air quality modelling on the project for sustainable development of Heathrow...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the company High Speed Two was incorporated; what type of company it is; when its (a) memorandum of association and (b) articles of association...

      High Speed Two

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 15 January 2009, Official Report, columns 359-60, on transport infrastructure, what further steps he has taken to...

      Limousines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many stretch limousines the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has registered in each year since 1997.

      Limousines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many stretch limousines have been registered following import from the United States in each year since 1997.

      M1: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has for the scheme to widen the M1 between junctions 10 and 13; and if he will make a statement. [Official Report, 11 March 2009, Vol....

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding the Government has provided to the rail industry in each of the last 12 years.

      Rescue Services: Hope Cove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what arrangements the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has made to provide rescue services in the operating area previously covered by the Hope...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the new rail rolling stock recently announced by his Department will be suitable for use on routes north of Edinburgh which are served by the...

      Transport: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps are being taken to increase the co-ordination of activity between the Highways Agency and (a) the Mersey Partnership, (b) Merseytravel and...

      Vehicle Number Plates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the (a) remit and (b) timetable is for the informal consultation on regulations to legalise the display of national flags on number plates; and...

  • Olympics

    • Legacy: South-west

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the legacy effects of the London 2012 Olympics on the south-west.

    • Apprenticeships and Training

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many (a) apprenticeships and (b) training opportunities the Olympic Delivery Authority plans to make available on the Olympic park.

      Ticketing Policy

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what ticketing policy has been established for the London 2012 Olympic games; and if she will make a statement.

      Training Facilities: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what progress has been made on the provision of training facilities in Scotland for athletes in the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.

      Legacy: Equestrian Sports

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what plans she has for a legacy for equestrian sports from the London 2012 Olympics.

      CLM Delivery Partners

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much was paid to CLM Delivery Partners in each of the last three years.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she has taken to hold discussions with local authorities on how their areas can benefit from the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Home Department

    • Anti-Terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of (a) the independent reviewer pursuant to section 14 (3) of the Prevention of Terrorism Act 2005,...

    • Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time an asylum seeker remained on (a) section 4 and (b) section 95 support was in the most recent period for...

      Asylum: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure that mechanisms for returning failed asylum seekers to their countries, with particular reference to the...

      Crime: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions there have been for each criminal offence created by legislation since 1997.

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what offences are included in the other miscellaneous offences category in Table 2 in the Home Office Statistical Bulletin 01/09, Crime in...

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which offences fall within the recorded crime category of less serious wounding.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of possession of (a) cannabis, (b) cocaine, (c) heroin, (d) ecstasy, (e) ketamine and (f) LSD have been recorded by...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applicants from Pakistan have had their applications refused in each of the last three years; how many have appealed against...

      Human Trafficking: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training police officers in Essex have received on human trafficking; and if she will make a statement.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which groups of people she plans to allow to use a third party address on a national identity card.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long she expects the evaluation of the identity card pilot scheme to take.

      Immigration: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who were last recorded as resident in Peterborough constituency and whose application for indefinite leave to remain had...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 158W, on the National Identity Register: data protection, what...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hospitals with accident and emergency departments in the 10 police force areas that make up the Tackling Knives Action Programme are...

      Police: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which organisations have a power of inspection in respect of police forces.

      Work Permits: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for (a) doctors and (b) nurses from each country in Africa in each of the last 15 years.

      Work Permits: Guyana

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued for (a) doctors and (b) nurses from Guyana in each of the last 15 years.

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the impact of the use of the NHS Pathways system by North East Ambulance Service on those patients who required an...

    • Blood Transfusions: CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National CJD Surveillance Unit informed his Department of evidence of infection of a patient with a bleeding disorder with vCJD transmitted by a...

      Blood Transfusions: CJD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the potential financial liability to the NHS arising from claims from patients with bleeding disorders infected with vCJD...

      Breast Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much on average was spent on treating a breast cancer patient by each primary care trust in each strategic health authority in each of the last five years.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of adults in (a) North Wiltshire constituency, (b) Wiltshire and (c) England received treatment from a dentist under the NHS in each of...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy for his Department to sign the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Internet

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

      Departmental Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what private finance initiative projects his Department has entered into since 1997; what the total value of each contract was; who the successful...

      Down's Syndrome: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's plans are for commissioning new research into the causes of Down's syndrome.

      Health Authorities: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by (a) NHS hospital trusts, (b) ambulance trusts and (c) primary care trusts on temporary administrative staff in each of the last...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many babies were born in stand-alone, midwife-led units in each of the last 10 years; (2) what assessment his Department has made of the...

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether NHS funding allocations to NHS foundation trust hospitals take into account the income each trust receives from land sales.

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS Hospital foundation trusts have sold land since their establishment; how much was sold in each case; and how much each trust received from...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken in co-operation with voluntary sector organisations on (a) developing gender-sensitive policies and (b) reducing...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of the budget of each London (a) health authority and (b) foundation trust is expected to be top-sliced to fund debt in (i)...

      NHS: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints were received by his Department on the accuracy of its literature relating to the provision of NHS services in the latest period for...

      NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS is recorded in Estates Return Information Collection data as spending on the reduction of backlog maintenance in each year since 2000-01.

      NHS: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each NHS organisation in England is recorded in Estates Return Information Collection data as spending on reducing its backlog of maintenance in...

      NHS: Waiting lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what each measured waiting list time in each NHS institution serving North Wiltshire constituency was in each of the last 10 years.

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of discharge letters which were received by GPs (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) six, (e) 10...

      Rarer Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase levels of diagnosis and treatment of rarer diseases.

      Thalidomide: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the Thalidomide Trust on health care for people affected by Thalidomide in the last five years; and if he...

      Urinary System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of primary care trusts which fund the use of sacral nerve stimulation as a treatment for interstitial cystitis.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cold Weather Payments: Waveney

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons (a) residents of Carlton Colville have received one cold weather payment and (b) residents of Lowestoft, Southwold and...

    • Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Rochford and Southend East (James Duddridge) of 13 November 2008, Official...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's most recent (a) IT and telephony satisfaction survey and (b) staff survey.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) pilots and (b) pathfinder areas his Department (a) has set up in each of the last two years and (b) plans to set up in each of the...

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what links the new specialist disability employment programme will have with (a) local health and social care services, (b) further education...

      European Globalisation Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2009, Official Report, column 422W, on EU grants and loans, when the European Globalisation Fund was...

      Housing Benefit: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) written warnings have been issued and (b) sanctions have been applied in the pilot areas for the sanction of reduction of...

      Incapacity Benefit: Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit claimants received the £60 Christmas bonus in 2008-09; what the cost of such bonus payments was; and what the...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of the report by Lesley Strathie, chief executive of Jobcentre Plus, to which he referred in his speech...

      Jobcentre Plus: Bexley

      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 the London Borough of Bexley in (a) 2006, (b)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times legal action has been taken against (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) individual jobcentre staff in each Jobcentre Plus district in...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what plans he has to employ additional Jobcentre Plus staff in each region in each of the next five years to enable Jobcentre Plus to...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many additional Jobcentre Plus staff he expects to be employed to take account of anticipated changes in the levels of employment in each...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff were employed in each region in each of the last five years.

      New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were referred to the New Deal for Young People before they had been on jobseeker's allowance for six months in each quarter...

      New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged under 24 years old have claimed the New Deal allowance in each month since the New Deal for Young People was introduced.

      Pension Credit: Holocaust Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which payments made to holocaust victims are exempted from the calculations made to determine eligibility for the pension credit.

      Personal Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the income distribution of those who will be automatically enrolled into a personal account under the Pensions Bill 2007 is.

      Personal Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate to the nearest whole pound the weekly pension income from a personal accounts pension for a single person auto-enrolling...

      Progression to Work Model

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of personal advisers required to administer the Progression to Work model; at what Civil Service pay...

      Rapid Response Service: East Riding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many redundancies in the East Riding of Yorkshire have been designated as significant and dealt with by the Rapid Response Service; and if...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the amount paid by his Department in benefits in relation to children diagnosed with foetal anti-convulsant...

      Social Security Benefits: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants of both employment and support allowance and incapacity benefit whose capability of work...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of women who have reached state pension age since April 2008 eligible to buy back one or more year of...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Chronically Sick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's estimate is of the cost of extending the winter fuel allowance to terminally ill people who would not otherwise qualify,...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to Question 248845, on benefit payments to persons subject to control orders, tabled by the hon. Member for Newark on...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on preparing and publishing the Evaluation of the impact of skills for life learning report.

    • Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to increase the annual fee for child minders on (a) the Early Years Register and (b) the Ofsted Childcare Register.

      Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the number of childminders who can join a locally-accredited childminding network is limited.

      Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many locally-accredited child minding networks have reported demand for places on networks in the last 12 months.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the effects of being on an Ofsted register are for child care settings.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of men working in childcare settings; and what steps he is taking to increase that number.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in each decile of income deprivation were excluded from child care settings in each of...

      Departmental Data protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department uses WPA2 encryption protocol on all its wireless networks.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1322W, on departmental public expenditure, how much of the...

      Pupil Referral Units: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which pupil referral units were assessed as inadequate by Ofsted in each year since 1997.

      Schools: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department encourages schools to provide extra-curricular activities in the interests of promoting and educating...

      Schools: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent school nurses there were in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

      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 1730-32W, on special educational needs, if he will provide...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many non-maintained special schools had (a) between 100 and 200 pupils, (b) between 201 and 300 pupils, (c) between 301 and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of providing (a) special needs education and (b) social care for...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils with statemented special educational needs of behavioural, emotional or social difficulties...

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment his Department has made of the comparative effect on educational attainment of streaming classes by ability and...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the authorities in Iceland on payments to UK depositors in Icelandic banks; what assessment he has made of the...

    • Banks: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether UK-based banks with entities or subsidiaries in the US are able to gain access to the US's Troubled Assets Relief Programme.

      Banks: USA

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what powers the Financial Services Authority has to investigate the operations of subsidiaries of United States-based banks operating in the United Kingdom;...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what auditing his Department undertakes to ensure that IT security policies are being followed; and on how many occasions (a) IT security policies have...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's IT security hierarchy.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what scanning for vulnerabilities his Department conducts of each of its IT devices; what method is used for IT device scans; and how many vulnerabilities...

      EC Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the nature was of the fines levied on the United Kingdom recorded under Article 7 1 0 of the European Communities budget for (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) HM Revenue and Customs and...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by the Government Actuary's...

      Equality: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) funding and (b) other resources HM Revenue and Customs has provided to each regional equality and diversity partnership in the last 12 months.

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much European capital funding has been made available to (a) the UK, (b) the North East and (c) Tees Valley District (i) since 1997 and (ii) in the...

      Financial Services Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will appoint a senior official from the Bank Workers' Union to the post of deputy chairman of the Financial Services Authority.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the change in tax revenue which would occur if incomes at £100,000 and above were taxed at a marginal rate of 50 per cent. in 2009-10.

      Inflation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of England on measures to maintain the target level of inflation.

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the International Monetary Fund on its assessment of (a) public and (b) private debt in the UK since January 2009; and if...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what was discussed in the meetings between his Department and representatives of the International Monetary Fund during their recent visit to the UK in May...

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports on the British economy have been produced by the International Monetary Fund in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who regulates Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander's (KSF's) activities in the UK; what steps (a) the Government and (b) other regulatory bodies have taken in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Northavon of 20 October 2008, on behalf of Miss Y. Buckoke, which was acknowledged by...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Northavon, of 17 November 2008, sent on behalf of Chris Bolton, regarding HM Revenue and Customs,...

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much national debt was repaid in each year since 1997.

      Revenue and Customs: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that any in-house training undertaken by employees of HM Revenue and Customs offices at (a) Regian House, Liverpool, (b)...

      Revenue and Customs: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs and its agencies have spent on external public relations in the last 24 months.

      Saving Gateway Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost of extending the availability of Saving Gateway accounts to recipients of carer's allowance.

      Supply Estimates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to lay the 2009-10 Main Estimates before the House.

      Taxation: British Overseas Territories and Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) taxes and (b) other fiscal levies his Department can raise in (i) Gibraltar, (ii) Anguilla, (iii) the Cayman Islands, (iv) the Falkland Islands,...

      UK Financial Investments: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many staff of UK Financial Investments have remuneration packages of (a) between £100,000 and £149,999 and (b) over £150,000 a...

      Valuation Office: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) of 20 November 2008, Official Report, column 776W, on the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the UK's carbon dioxide emissions, defined in accordance with the Kyoto Protocol, were in each year since 1990, without adjustment...

    • Energy Supply: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Government are spending on (a) nuclear fusion research and (b) research into renewables in 2008-09.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish the regulations for the Community Energy Saving Programme.

      Fuel Poverty: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on rates of fuel poverty in other EU member states.

      Fuel Poverty: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has to reduce fuel poverty among park home residents.

      Fuel Poverty: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans his Department has to reduce fuel poverty among Gypsy and Traveller communities.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of UK from (a) travel, (b) domestic use and (c) agriculture in each of the...

      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 letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 2...

      Nuclear Power: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1431-2W, on nuclear power: consultants, what the total monetary...

      Power Stations: EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) whether his Department has plans to apply for a derogation from the EU large combustion plant directive; (2) what discussions he...

      Public Sector: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage (a) thin computing and (b) environmentally-friendly computing practices in the...

      Solar Power

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

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made towards his Department's target to provide free loft insulation for pensioners over 70 to date; and if he...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to his Department's press release of 7 January 2009, on additional apprentices, how many of the 35,000 additional...

    • Apprentices: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many of those completing apprenticeship schemes in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency obtained full-time...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will make it his policy for his Department to sign the Information Commissioner's Personal Information Promise.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which ICT projects initiated by his Department since its inception have been abandoned before completion; what costs were...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will publish a copy of his Department's website accessibility plan.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many and what proportion of staff in his Department and its agencies have received bonus payments since it was...

      Education: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding his Department provided to each (a) further education and (b) higher education college in each of the...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many submissions for capital projects were considered at the 17 December 2008 meeting of the Learning and Skills...

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding his Department allocated for (a) library services and (b) other education services in prisons in each of...

      English Language: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many courses in English for speakers of other languages paid for from the public purse were (a) started and (b)...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people resident in Braintree constituency were admitted to universities in England in each of the last five years.

      Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which departments have published innovative procurement plans in the last 12 months.

      Research: British Antarctic Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what the cost of maintaining the UK's four research stations in the British Antarctic Territory was in the last 12 months.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the economic downturn on the provision of (a) career development loans...

      Students: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what Government (a) guidance and (b) funding initiatives are available to higher education institutions to support student...

      Train to Gain Programme: Darlington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people living in Darlington constituency have participated in the Train to Gain programme in each of the last three...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what schemes his Department has in place to assist with re-training people with more than five GCSEs.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) bankruptcy orders and (b) individual voluntary agreements were issued in each year since 1996-97.

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) bankruptcy orders and (b) individual voluntary agreements were recorded in (i) Winchester,...

      Bankruptcy: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people were declared bankrupt in (a) Putney, Roehampton and Southfields, (b) Wandsworth and (c)...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many loans he estimates will be taken out under the Working Capital Scheme in the next 12 months; and...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to support (a) manufacturing industry, (b) the retail sector, (c)...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much and what proportion of their budget was spent by each regional development agency on supporting...

      Capital for Enterprise Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will place in the Library a copy of the business plan for the Capital for Enterprise Fund.

      Construction: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effect on the construction and associated industries of reductions in...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will estimate his Department's expenditure on the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department's central media and communication unit spent on public surveys in each of the last...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department: Empty Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many contracts have been awarded through the supply2.gov website in each year since its creation; and...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many contracts have been awarded through the CompeteFor website in each year since its creation; what...

      Greater Manchester

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1311W, on departmental official...

      Honours

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what meetings the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has had with members of...

      Israel: Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department has carried out investigations to determine whether export licences have been...

      Keep Our Future Afloat Campaign

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend East of 27 October 2008, ...

      Motor Vehicles: Industry

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress his Department has made in discussions with the automotive industry on assistance for motor...

      Ofcom: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Chief Executive of Ofcom will reply to the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare's letters of 15...

      Regional Venture Capital Funds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many firms have received funding from each of the Regional Venture Capital Funds (RVCFs) in each year...

      Small Business: Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on access to credit for small...

      Small Business: Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how often the panel established to monitor lending to small businesses has met since it was convened.

      Small Businesses: Bank Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to improve the flow of credit to small businesses.

      Small Businesses: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate his Department has made of the number of small and medium-sized enterprises registered with...

      Small Businesses: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate his Department has made of the amount paid to Supply2.gov.uk in subscription fees for (a)...

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of businesses which have closed as a result of competition from...

      Waterford Wedgwood

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he last met representatives of (a) Waterford Wedgwood and (b) JCB; and what steps (i) he and (ii)...

      Working Hours: Fire Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will hold discussions with Shropshire and Wrekin Fire Authority on the effect of proposed changes to...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make it his policy to enable members of the public to purchase 10 Downing Street gift shop products.

    • 10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 467W, on 10 Downing Street: repairs...

      10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Norwood of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 467W, on Downing Street: repairs and...

      Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the most recent five-year cancer survival rates are in each primary care trust.

      Charity Commission: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant property of the Charity Commission as recorded on the e-PIMS database at...

      Civil Servants: Computers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Macbook Air computers are on offer to civil servants as part of the showusabetterway.co.uk competition.

      Computer Software

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the Government's policy on the use of open source software is.

      Conditions of Employment: Parents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many parents of young children in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) the City of York have requested flexible working.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the IT division of the Cabinet Office has a list of each database maintained by or on behalf of the Cabinet Office.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster 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...

      Departmental Video Recordings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, columns 745-6W, on departmental video recordings, how much expenditure the Cabinet...

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the proposed new duty for the public sector to address social inequality contained in the New Opportunities White Paper is to apply to (a)...

      Employment Level: Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many British citizens were employed by the private sector in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Government Communications Network

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many individuals are members of the Government Communications Network.

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on transformational government projects in each year since 2005.

      Government Departments: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in each (a) Government department, (b) executive agency and (c) non-departmental public body...

      Government Departments: Public Appointments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what (a) guidance and (b) advice the (i) Cabinet Office and (ii) Cabinet Secretary has issued to Government departments on the process and...

      Government Procurement Card

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many instances of the misuse of Government procurement cards within the Cabinet Office have been recorded in each of the last three years.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 582W, which expert advisers other than...

      Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will publish figures for the total expenditure by each (a) advisory and (b) executive non-departmental public body in (i) 2006-07 and (ii)...

      Non-Departmental Public Bodies: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the wage bill was of each non-departmental public body in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Private Detectives

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the Answer of 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 873W, on private detectives, on how many occasions since January 2003...

      Private Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the mean wage of a full-time (a) private and (b) public sector worker was in each year since 1996-97.

      Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what plans he has to introduce secondary legislation to facilitate data sharing under the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 apart from...

      Statistics: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether staff employed by (a) the Carbon Trust, (b) Envirowise, (c) the Energy Savings Trust, (d) Network Rail, (e) the regional development...

      Statistics: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether staff employed in (a) non-Ministerial departments and (b) non-departmental public bodies are deemed to be part of (i) the Civil Service,...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether value added tax (VAT) is charged on VAT-liable items in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) 10 Downing Street staff canteens; and whether...

      Regional Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what guidance he issues to departments on the facilities to be made available to assistants to regional Ministers; and if he will make a statement.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many phosphorus munitions have been used by NATO forces in Afghanistan in the last two years.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009 to the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, what modifications...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Merlin helicopters are being upgraded for operations in Afghanistan; and what the average cost of the upgrade is.

      Air Force: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training hours flying time RAF fast jet pilots were able to undertake on average in each year since 2004.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to reduce levels of overstretch in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Department's Minute of 17 February 2009, concerning a contingent liability for the costs associated with the Defence Training Review...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) in-service dates and (b) current out-of-service dates are for each armoured vehicle type in the Marines.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current out-of-service dates are for each armoured vehicle type in the Army.

      Defence Estates: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter to him from General Sir Richard Dannatt on the venue for shooting events at the London 2012 Olympics.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Department's Spring Supplementary Estimate, what the reasons are for the £170 million increase in RfR 1 subhead U2; and which assets...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will break down his Department's Spring Supplementary Estimates 2009-10 on the same basis as in the answer of 14 July 2008 to the hon. Member for...

      Hercules Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the original expected usage was of each type of Hercules airlift aircraft airframes; when each type came into service; what the expected length of...

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department estimates it will cost to repair damage to HMS Vanguard as a result of its collision with Le Triomphant in the Atlantic.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how far HMS Vanguard was from other identifiable vessels at the time of its collision with Le Triomphant.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of sonar equipment on Royal Navy submarines as a result of the collision between HMS Vanguard and...

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how long his Department estimates repairs to the damage to HMS Vanguard as a result of its collision with Le Triomphant will take.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many crew members were on board HMS Vanguard at the time of its collision with Le Triomphant; and what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum crew levels...

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the decibel sound pressure level (dBSPL) of HMS Vanguard's nuclear reactors' water pumps was (a) before and (b) at the time of the collision with...

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what speed HMS Vanguard was travelling at the time of its collision with Le Triomphant.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will undertake an investigation of whether the collision between HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant has had any impact on the marine environment.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has begun disciplinary action as a result of the collision between HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant.

      HMS Vanguard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department will have with its French counterpart on investigation of the collision between HMS Vanguard and Le Triomphant.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of (a) the total air transport and tanker aircraft fleet in service and (b) the air transport and tanker aircraft forward air fleet...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) in-service dates and (b) current out-of-service dates are for each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many submerged collisions involving British nuclear submarines there have been since 2000.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the Mutual Defence Agreement 2004 has been amended to enable co-operation on the Reliable Replacement Warhead programme; (2) whether the...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether staff at the Atomic Weapons Establishment Aldermaston follow similar concept design, development and production processes as in laboratories in...

      Peacekeeping Operations: Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) equipment failure reports and (b) serious equipment failures have been recorded by his Department for each (i) armoured vehicle type and...

      Peacekeeping Operations: Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether the cost of replacing equipment which is destroyed or has become unserviceable on military operations in Iraq or Afghanistan is met from...

      Territorial Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current (a) trained requirement, (b) actual strength and (c) numbers fit for duty is for each infantry battalion of the Territorial Army.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps are being taken to prevent collisions between Trident submarines and other submarines in the future.

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what collisions between Royal Navy submarines and other vessels have taken place since 1997.

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of cases considered by the war pension appeal tribunals resulted in (a) the rejection of an application by the Service Personnel and...

      War Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of decisions on claims made under the (a) war pension and (b) armed forces compensation scheme by the Service Personnel...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many tours have been undertaken by each (a) Type-42 destroyer, (b) Type-22 frigate and (c) Type-23 frigate since 2005; where each tour was; what...

  • House of Lords

    • Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any evidence of a movement of bank lending flows towards normal corporate and personal borrowers, rather than into passive assets, following the...

    • Banking: Interpal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the government of the United States to remove the restrictions preventing the British-registered charity Interpal from receiving full banking...

      British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports from the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly (formerly the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body) they have received in the past five years, and...

      Business Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the increase in the availability of bank finance to businesses as a result of the recent reductions in the bank rate. To ask Her...

      Children: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their definition of domestic violence includes violence against children; and, if not, whether they plan to change their definition in the light of the...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the recent talks with the Chinese Prime Minister was devoted to climate change issues; and how much was devoted to the world economic downturn.

      Drugs: Cannabis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the order giving police the power to issue penalty notices for possession of cannabis was not brought forward in time to coincide with the recent upgrading of...

      Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many firefighter posts in England are filled on a retained basis; and what proportion that is of the total number of firefighters.

      Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fire stations in England are crewed on a retained basis (a) wholly, and (b) in part; and what proportion that is of the total.

      Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fire call-outs in England and what proportion of the total each year are by tenders and appliances that are crewed on a retained basis.

      Fire and Rescue Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the position of retained firefighters under the proposals being considered by the Council of Ministers and the European...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Israel proposing that the compensation settlement by the Government of Israel to the family of James...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action will be taken following the claim in the Daily Mail of Professor David Nutt, chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs, that "taking...

      House of Lords: Pensions

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether, in view of the decision of the Sub-Committee on Lords' Interests in 2006 (Priv 2006—07/1), the debate on 19 July 2007 (Official Report, House of...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much borrowing by local authorities will be permitted for the provision of newly built or acquired social housing for letting in 2009—10 and subsequent...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of new homes built in 2008; what was the number built in the Eastern region; and how this is broken down on a county basis in the Eastern...

      Housing: Affordable Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total number of properties classified as affordable homes built in 2008; and what percentage of these homes remain unoccupied.

      Housing: Affordable Homes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many properties not classified as affordable homes which were unsold on the open market they have bought from developers to be used for social housing.

      Housing: Black and Ethnic Minority Housing Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Andrews on 23 October 2008 (WA 124—25), what are the (a) ethnicities, and (b) faiths of the 65 Black and Minority...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many current immigration or asylum detainees are either de jure or de facto stateless.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill is compatible with Protocol 4 to the European Convention of Human Rights which guarantees the right of...

      Immigration: Repatriation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are ensuring that facilities for repatriation are made known to migrants, particularly from eastern Europe, who are unemployed or destitute.

      National Muslim Women's Advisory Group

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds have been allocated to the Muslim Women's Advisory Group for the three years from 2008—09.

      NHS Branding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken against individuals who have used NHS branding without authority to give a misleading impression about NHS commissioning policy on...

      NHS: Health Informatics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Health Informatics Review implementation report will be published; and how they intend to support primary care trusts in implementing the recommendations...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they gave approval to the pension benefits paid to Sir Fred Goodwin, the former chief executive of the Royal Bank of Scotland; and, if so, what were their...

      Schengen Area

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 2 February (WA 98—99), whether they will obtain the prior consent of Parliament before applying to...

      Vessels: Detection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to improve detection of vessels in the territorial waters of St Helena in order to better protect local fisheries in line with the detection...

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