Written answers

Thursday, 12 March 2009

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners whether the Church of England pension fund has rules to avoid making investments in companies involved in the sale,...

    • Church of England: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners whether staff involved in management of the Church of England pension funds are eligible to receive bonuses for...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Security

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many security passes to the Palace of Westminster were issued in each category in the last 12 months; and...

  • Transport

    • A3: Hindhead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the A3 Hindhead improvement (a) with and (b) without twin-bored tunnels under the Devil's Punch Bowl;...

    • Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will bring forward proposals to give legal force to the target to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from UK aviation to below 2005 levels by...

      Aviation: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in the light of the incident at Birmingham airport on 14 May 2008, what steps he is taking to ensure that aviation fuel is not contaminated by biofuel.

      Bus Services: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much Government subsidy Northumberland county council is receiving for bus transport in 2008-09.

      Catalytic Converters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number and percentage of catalytic converters in the UK which meet the emissions standards required by EU Regulations...

      Departmental Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate he has...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have which allow contractors to store personal data of UK citizens overseas; for which...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many headcount additions above the agreed headcount target in the Gershon Review have been made in his Department since 2004.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of persons appointed to executive positions in bodies for which his Department has responsibility...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department has provided voice coaching to any of its employees in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) departmental officials undertook using teleconferencing equipment in 2008.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior...

      Diesel Trains Limited

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library (a) the (i) memorandum of association and (ii) articles of association of Diesel Trains Limited and (b) a copy of...

      Diesel Trains Limited

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the names are of the (a) directors and (b) other members of senior management of Diesel Trains Limited.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how many people were killed in car accidents involving uninsured drivers in each year since 1997; (2) how many people were injured in car...

      Great Western Railway: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to make a decision on whether to electrify the Great Western line.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport in relation to the Ministerial reporting contained in the Adding Capacity at Heathrow Airport responses to public consultation, on what basis the 161...

      Level Crossings: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths have occurred in accidents on railway crossings in (i) Essex and (ii) the UK in each year since 1998.

      M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what progress has been made on the road widening projects on sections (a) 2, (b) 4 and (c) 5 of the M25.

      M25

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which of the remaining sections of road identified for widening in the London Orbital Multi-Modal Study are planned to be widened via (a) conventional...

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what costs have been incurred by the Government in the transposition of EU Regulations 715/2007 and 692/2008 on vehicle emissions.

      Railways Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which towns in England with populations of 50,000 or more do not have a railway station.

      Railways: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 2132W on railways: employment, with which train operators he has had discussions...

      Railways: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with train operating companies on the likely effects of the current economic situation on levels of (a) unregulated...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on what dates he has met representatives of the Association of Train Operating Companies to discuss operators' ability to meet existing franchise...

      Railways: Passengers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what targets his Department has adopted for passenger numbers on the railway in the next 12 months.

      Railways: Plastics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what specification his Department has established for the use on the rail network of sleepers made from 100 per cent. recycled plastic; (2) what...

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department was consulted by Network Rail before that company decided to alter its work programme for 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to minimise the cost of rail travel for regular passengers.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-33, on new trains (investment), how many jobs in the supply chain to...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-33, on new trains (investment), what assessment he has made of the...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-3, on new trains (investment), whether UK and European rail companies...

      Severn Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on introducing facilities for payment of Severn crossing tolls by credit and debit card.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1307W, on speed limits, what progress...

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1307W, on speed limits, what recent...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects to answer question 245350, tabled on 15 December 2008, on personal data stored overseas.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what records he holds on the cost of energy to (a) industry and (b) domestic users in the UK compared to such costs in each other EU...

    • Industrial Injuries: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many respiratory disease claims received under the coal health compensation scheme from residents of Wansbeck constituency were...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme: Northumberland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many grant applications the Low Carbon Buildings programme has received from households in (a) Wansbeck constituency and (b) the...

      Nordic Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Nordic Council on energy supply.

      Nuclear Power: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the public's attitudes towards the Government's policy on nuclear power.

      Renewable Energy: EC Action

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

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his most recent estimate of the number of people liable to pay but not paying a television licence fee is; and if he will make a...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1858W, what circumstances are covered by the category described as essential legal element...

    • Crown Prosecution Service: Empty Property

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by the Crown Prosecution Service is in 2008-09.

      Torture

      To ask the Solicitor-General when the Attorney-General's report on allegations of UK complicity in torture of detainees abroad will be finalised.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the cost of travel by train by staff in his Department was in each year since 1997.

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street: Internet

      To ask the Prime Minister for what reasons the Downing Street website no longer hosts video footage of Prime Minister's Questions.

    • Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the (a) work and (b) funding of UK counter-narcotics operations in Colombia have been discussed at meetings of the Joint Intelligence Committee in the last...

      Israel

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of his speech to the Knesset on 21 July 2008; who drafted the speech; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel

      To ask the Prime Minister whom he met during his visit to the State of Israel in July 2008; if he will place in the Library a copy of his itinerary for the visit; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel: Anniversaries

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he received a request from the government of Israel to make a speech at the Embassy of Israel 60th Anniversary Reception; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Prime Minister whether matters in respect of (a) the entry into disarmament negotiations of UK and US nuclear weapons and (b) prospects for the review conference of the Nuclear...

      Orders and Regulations

      To ask the Prime Minister how many Orders in Council have been passed by Ministers using Privy Council powers since he took office as Prime Minister.

      US Congress

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what date he was invited to address a joint meeting of the US Congress; who invited him; and if he will make a statement; (2) if he will place in the Library a...

      Usa

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost to the public purse of his recent visit to Washington DC was; and if he will make a statement;

      USA: Official Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) how many gifts given to him by the President of the United States during his recent visit will be (a) purchased by him and (b) held by 10 Downing Street; and if...

      World Economic Forum

      To ask the Prime Minister which hotels he stayed in during the World Economic Forum between 28 January and 1 February 2009; and at what cost.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of letters sent by his Department were given to (a) the Royal Mail and (b) another postal services provider for...

    • Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking in Afghanistan to increase levels of support from the Afghan public for NATO troops.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with international counterparts on levels of NATO deployment in Southern Afghanistan in the next two years; and if he...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) medals for gallantry in the face of the enemy, (b) gallantry medals in other situations and (c) mentions in despatches were awarded in...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department is seeking to extend its initial commitment to underwrite risk reduction activity in the Defence Training Review; what...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who took the decision to use the manoeuvrable WMIK vehicle as a convoy patrol vehicle; and when that decision was taken.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of funding for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan on the Royal Navy's budget for procurement of (a)...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what research and development projects his Department is funding; how much has been allocated to each such project; and which organisations are...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) the European Defence Agency on the co-ordination of the initiative on the...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects of the restrictions on the procurement of security and defence equipment and the transfer of such technologies...

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the European Commission on standardisation within the European security and defence technological and industrial base.

      Rachel Reid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department made of the potential effects on the safety of Rachel Reid of its decision to recall Colonel Owen McNally.

      Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the standard operating procedure for a submarine following a collision is; and whether HMS Vanguard surfaced immediately after its collision with Le...

      Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department (a) implemented the procedures in the Regulation of the Naval Nuclear Propulsion Programme JSP 518 for berthing a submarine with...

      Submarines: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to prepare and approve a specific safety case for the docking and repair of HMS Vanguard in the Faslane shiplift; and...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Algeria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any representations to the Algerian government on the welfare of the six individuals deported to that...

    • Cayman Islands: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to prevent illegal immigration into the Cayman Islands.

      Cayman Islands: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens took up residence in the Cayman Islands in each of the last five years.

      Central Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of (a) the effectiveness of the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad and...

      Central Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the United Nations Mission in the Central African Republic and Chad to reach the full mandated strength...

      Colombia: Human Rights

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

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department provides (a) funding and (b) training for counter-narcotics work in Colombia.

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) vetting and (b) recording of data is undertaken (i) prior to and (ii) during the training of Colombian military...

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of the High Mountain Battalion of the Colombian Army have received UK training in each year since 1999.

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Colombian military personnel who have received UK training are subsequently monitored for any human rights abuses they...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Mining

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, column 1522W, on Democratic Republic of Congo: mining, which...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1745W, on Democratic Republic of Congo: war crimes, on...

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which works of art from the Government Art Collection each Minister in his Department has selected for display in a private office.

      Departmental Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which banks his Department has or has had contracts for the provision of financial advice, for the financial year 2008-09.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department uses WPA2 encryption protocol on all its wireless networks.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what auditing his Department undertakes to ensure that IT security policies are being followed; and on how many occasions (a)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's IT security hierarchy.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what scanning for vulnerabilities his Department conducts of each of its IT devices; what method is used for IT device scans;...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what IT security policy his Department has; what procedures are in place to ensure the policy is being followed; what his...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department have been subject to internal disciplinary procedures in relation to the use of religiously or...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) of 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 118-19W,...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many public consultations his Department has conducted in the last 12 months; how long each consultation was open for; how...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1240W, on departmental public expenditure, which activities...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1240W, on departmental public expenditure, what his...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on staff surveys in each of the last five years; and which companies were contracted to carry out...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c)...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) summits, (b) conferences and (c) seminars his Department has hosted since January 2008 at which a primary subject...

      Horn of Africa: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the level of threat to British interests from instability in the Horn of Africa; and if he will...

      Israel: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what decision he has made on the relocation of the British Embassy in Tel Aviv.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the (a) economic and (b) political situation in Kashmir.

      Kashmir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of progress in the bilateral talks between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.

      Kenya: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Kenyan Government on the establishment of a special tribunal in relation to the...

      Kenya: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the number of Kenyan people who have returned to their homes since the post-election violence in...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will undertake a value for money assessment of UK funding provided for the activities of Tony Blair as Middle East Envoy.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1250W, on overseas trade: prices, what position he took on...

      Persian Gulf: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in the Straits of Hormuz and the Persian Gulf.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) financial and (b) technical assistance the Government plans to provide to the International Contact Group on Piracy...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports his Department has received of the use of white phosphorus weapons by the Sri Lankan army; and if he will make a...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Sri Lankan government on access for humanitarian agencies and independent media...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to promote a peace agreement in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken in co-operation with the international community to ensure the safety of aid workers...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the deployment of Justice and Equality Movement forces in Southern Kordofan; and what...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of levels of (a) government troops and (b) rebel movement forces in southern Darfur; what...

      Sudan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received any recent reports of the effect on oil prices of the recent attacks in southern Sudan by the Lord's...

      Sudan: Chad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the current state of relations between Sudan and Chad; and what discussions he has had with UN...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the African Union/United Nations Hybrid Operation in Darfur to reach its full mandated strength; and if he will...

      Sudan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the likely effects of recent decisions of the International Criminal Court in relation to Sudan on levels of...

      Sudan: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he is making to the Government of Sudan consequent on the indictment of President Omar al-Bashir; and if he...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which trade unions are recognised in his Department.

      United Arab Emirates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the decision taken by the United Arab Emirates government to deny Israeli tennis player Shahar...

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policy of the outcome of the recent referendum in...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2009W, on Western Sahara, if he will make representations...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1598W, on Western Sahara: politics and government, what the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to answer Question 243945 tabled on 10 December 2008 on overseas posts.

  • Home Department

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Ministerial (a) taskforces and (b) action groups she is a member of.

    • Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons her Department does not make an annual estimate of the levels of acquisitive crime associated with drug addiction; and if...

      European Police Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the UK is providing to Europol in 2008-09; and how many British (a) police officers and (b) civil servants are seconded to...

      Immigration Controls: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much it cost to establish the accreditation system for educational institutions under Tier 4 of the immigration controls established in...

      Immigration Controls: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what provisions have been made under Tier 4 of the immigration controls established in 2008 for students in respect of whom tuition fees are...

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for passport fraud there have been in the last six years.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what work the Risk and Regulatory Advisory Council has undertaken on risk and policing.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much each police force has received from central government in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what sums the police funding formula has provided for each force in each year since 2000; and if she will make a statement.

      Police: Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent dedicated traffic police there were in each police authority area in each year since 1997.

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police forces had access to and (b) police officers were permitted to use Taser guns in each of the last five years; and what...

      Sexual Offences: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many recorded rapes against women in rural areas there were in each of the last 10 years; and what the sanction detection rates...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many funding decisions originally planned to be made in financial year 2008-09 by the Learning and Skills Council...

    • Further Education Capital Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much is planned to be spent on capital projects in further education in 2009-10.

      Basford Hall Campus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what progress has been made on redevelopment of Basford Hall campus.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of people beginning apprenticeships.

      Unemployment New Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans he has to encourage more private sector skills training providers to offer skills training to the unemployed.

      Unemployment New Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to provide assistance for retraining to individuals who lose their jobs.

      Critical Thinking and Philosophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his policy is on the provision of courses in critical thinking and philosophy in English universities.

      Apprenticeships Wirral, South

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many residents of Wirral, South constituency have received funding for apprenticeships in 2008-09.

      Adult Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans he has to increase opportunities for adult learning during the recession.

      Longbridge College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the contribution the proposed new college at Longbridge will make to skills, training and...

      Apprentices: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many apprenticeship places there have been in the public sector in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of persons appointed to executive positions in bodies for which his...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills with reference to the written ministerial statement of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 55WS, on capital spending...

      Further Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the availability of resources to fund capital projects in the further education sector...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what percentage of school leavers resident in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Essex went on to higher education in...

      Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what guidelines his Department issues on the enforcement of legal provisions in respect of imperial measurements.

      Redundancy: Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to provide retraining for highly skilled workers who have been made redundant.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bristol, West (Stephen Williams) of 9 May 2008, Official...

      Training: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that courses for people with learning disabilities are tailored to their needs.

      Unemployed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his latest assessment is of the effects of the recession on the number of young people over the age of 18 who are not in...

      York University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what discussions he has had with the University of York on the development of its Heslington East campus.

  • Justice

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether it is his Department's policy to offer staff (a) additional leave entitlement for Christmas shopping and (b) Christmas bonus payments.

    • Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what expenditure was incurred in the recruitment and appointment of the Commissioner for Victims and Witnesses prior to January 2006.

      Community Service Orders: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what costs his Department incurred in administering each type of community sentence in each of the last five years; and what the average administration...

      Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many specialist domestic violence courts have (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since their establishment.

      Courts: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many specialist domestic violence courts there were in each of the last five years.

      Courts: Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were held in court cells in each month in the last three years; and at what cost.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many bonuses and at what cost were awarded to senior civil servants working at his Department, its predecessor and its agencies in (a) 2006-07 and...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in his Department and its predecessors earned over £100,000 in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08; and how many he expects to do so in...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to utilise the proposed data-sharing provisions in the Coroners and Justice Bill to facilitate data-sharing between public authorities...

      Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 6 March 2009, Official Report, column 1900W, on electoral register, what assessment he has made of the reasons for 13 of the...

      Firearms: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted for (a) possessing and (b) distributing prohibited (i) weapons and (ii) ammunition in each police force area in the last...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much the Land Registry has budgeted to spend on the Business Gateway service in the next five year period from 1 March 2009; (2) how much the...

      Legal Advice and Assistance: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 917W, on legal advice and assistance:...

      Legal Aid Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many legal firms have (a) stopped and (b) started doing legal aid work in each of the last five years.

      Powers of Entry: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Government has plans to extend local authority enforcement powers to include the use of bailiffs to undertake forced entry.

      Prisoners Release: Re-offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners recalled from release on end-of-custody licence for re-offending have been convicted of offences committed while on licence in each...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many visitors to prisons were found to be in possession of illegal drugs in each year since 1997; how many such visitors were referred to the police;...

      Prisons: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what provisions are made to allow prisoners who are druids to practise their beliefs in prison.

      Prisons: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many under-21-year-olds are being held in each prison service establishment.

      Security Guards: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the business case produced by the Security Industry Authority on the regulation of enforcement agents.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for non-payment of the television licence fee there have been in each of the last three years; and if he...

      Wymott Prison: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average prisoner to staff ratio at HM Prison Wymott was in each of the last five years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many organic farmers are registered in (a) Hertfordshire and (b) Dacorum.

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been allocated under Axis 1 of the Rural Development Programme England for 2007 to 2013 for (a) vocational...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding has been allocated under Axis 3 of the Rural Development Programme England 2007 to 2013 for (a)...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount paid in export refunds in respect of (a) pig meat, (b) eggs and (c) poultry in...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications for Common Agricultural Policy export refunds were made in each project sector in the last 12 months.

      Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farm-based anaerobic digestion plants there are in England; and what estimate his Department has made for...

      Bees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has undertaken research on the link between imidacloprid and bee health.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will re-evaluate the tabular system for compensation for bovine tuberculosis breakdowns to increase payments for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the composition of his Department's tuberculosis eradication group was determined; and what consideration he gave to...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department uses WPA2 encryption protocol on all its wireless networks.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what scanning for vulnerabilities his Department conducts of each of its IT devices; what method is used for IT device scans;...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been claimed in reimbursable expenses by special advisers in his Department in 2008-09 to date.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department holds on the number of persons appointed to executive positions in bodies for which his...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) paper, (b) plastic and (c) other waste was produced by his Department in each of the last three years; and...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 14 October 2008, Official Report, column 1049W, on...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information the Waste and Resources Action Programme holds on the local authorities which levy charges for the provision...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many local councils provide free collection of needles used in the management of diabetes from homes.

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme is taking to promote the participation by...

      Energy Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the use of blinds and awnings as energy efficient products in domestic and...

      Energy Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research his Department has undertaken on the effect on energy efficiency of the use of blinds and awnings in domestic...

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consideration his Department has given to the Scottish Fishermen's Federation's request for a joint legal opinion to be...

      Fisheries: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he and officials in his Department have had with Scottish Executive Ministers and officials on the...

      Fly Tipping: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions have been brought for fly-tipping offences in West Chelmsford constituency in the last four years.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to increase levels of self-sufficiency in British food production.

      Fruit: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to implement EU proposals for free fruit provision in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what determination the EU has made in respect of the Mon-810 strain of genetically-modified maize; and whether any member...

      Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1082W, on horses, what estimate he has made of the...

      Insulation: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance the Environment Agency issues to landfill operators on the acceptance at landfill sites of construction waste...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Northavon of 18 November 2008, regarding figures on carbon dioxide...

      National Flood Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to ensure the continuation of the National Flood Forum.

      Paper and Plastics: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report produced by the Waste and Resources Action Programme on the...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Waste and Resources Action Programme spent on promoting the sale of compost bins under the Recycle Now campaign,...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the income received by local authorities in England per tonne of recycled waste in (a) 2008 and...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of waste for recycling (a) was collected by local authorities in each region in 2008 and (b) is expected to be...

      Veal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the size of the veal industry in England.

      Veterinary Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to increase the provision of veterinary services in rural areas.

      Waste Disposal: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the quantity of UK electronic waste exported to destinations beyond the EU which has been (a)...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the oral evidence taken by the Communities and Local Government Committee on 17 December 2007, HC...

      Waste Management: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the presentation and handouts produced by his Department's Head of Waste Programme...

      Wood: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to reintroduce log licences; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which works of art from the Government Art Collection each Minister in his Department has selected for display in a private office.

    • Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's...

      Employment And Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what costs relating to the introduction of the employment and support allowance were incurred by the Ministry of Justice with reference to the...

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the contribution of the Minister of State of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 1567, when he plans to write to the...

      Pensioners: Personal Savings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what research his Department has undertaken into the amount of interest pensioners (a) are able to earn and (b) are earning on their...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have taken out a stakeholder pension.

      Sunbeds: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has held discussions with European Union counterparts on sun tanning equipment safety issues in the last two years; and if he will...

      Workstep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the length of the 24-month supported-employment period for people with some types of...

      Workstep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many representations he has received on the effectiveness of the Workstep programme.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to answer Question 249132, on answers to parliamentary Questions, tabled on 14 January 2009.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Food Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has allocated to support for (a) food aid programmes in developing countries in Africa in each of the last...

    • Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1578W, on departmental recruitment, how many of the general...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1743W, on departmental surveys, if he will place in the Library a...

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the Government's position is on the cancellation of debt arising from irresponsible lending to debtor countries; and if he will...

      Exchange Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of his Department's offices in each country overseas has reported a decline in the purchasing power of their local budget as a...

      Exchange Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to mitigate the effects of adverse exchange rate movements on its budget.

      International Assistance: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost to his Department of its subscription to each international organisation was in 2007-08.

      Overseas Aid: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided for (a) research and (b) practical assistance relating to diabetes in developing...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 737W, on Sri Lanka: internally displaced persons, when he expects...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the most recent schedule for the construction of an airport on St. Helena is; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which trade unions are recognised in his Department.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related mental and behavioural disorders for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10 years,...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related fall injuries for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for alcohol-related road traffic accidents for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13,...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for ethanol poisoning for (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10, (ii) 10 to 13, (iii) 14 to 17 and...

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will require food manufacturers to label their foods more precisely in order to avoid serious allergic reactions; what legislation currently...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans his Department has to include the diagnosis and management of peripheral arterial disease in the Quality and Outcomes Framework for...

      Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many patients presented with intermittent claudication in each year since 1997; (2) how many patients have presented with peripheral arterial...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) on what date his Department's reviews of the inappropriate use of anti-psychotic drugs for people with dementia will be published; (2) how many...

      Departmental Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which banks his Department has or has had contracts for the provision of financial advice, for the financial year 2008-09.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many letters to his Department had not been replied to within 28 days of receipt at the latest date for which information is available.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what access NHS patients with diabetes-related foot ulcers have to dedicated multi-disciplinary team care in each strategic health authority area.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage change in diagnosis rates of Type 2 diabetes has been since 1997.

      Diabetes: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the NHS budget has been spent on diabetes-related illnesses in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts provide training on diabetes to school staff.

      Diabetes: Syringes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many health care centres in (a) Leicester City Primary Care Trust and (b) England accept needles which have been used in the management of...

      Drugs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many 18 to 21-year-olds were admitted to each (a) hospital and (b) university hospital following drug-related incidents in each of the last 10 years.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department (a) has taken in the last 12 months and (b) plans to take in the next 12 months to improve the labelling of food; what...

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors there were in each primary care trust in (a) 2005, (b) 2006 and (c) 2007.

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what programmes his Department is funding to ensure that people with HIV have the social support they need, with particular reference to access to peer...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which retailers have (a) adopted and (b) not adopted the Food Standards Agency's recommended traffic light colour-coded system of nutrition labelling;...

      Human Papilloma Virus: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls aged 12 and 13 have been vaccinated against the human papilloma virus in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire.

      Injuries: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 404W, on injuries: children, when...

      Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will put in place measures to ensure that members of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation have no direct or indirect financial ties...

      Mental Health Services: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of (a) sexual assault and (b) rape on mental health patients in mental health hospitals were recorded in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 938W, on NHS negligence, how much of the £713.4 million to be collected in...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1034W, on nutrition, what data on malnutrition is routinely reported to (a)...

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what restrictions are in place on the advertising on television of less healthy foods aimed at children; and if he will make a statement.

      Nutrition: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2009, Official Report, column 878W, on nutrition: screening, if he will discuss with health care professionals...

      Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on measures to reduce the number of amputations resulting from diabetes and arterial disease.

      Orthopaedics: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) rehabilitation and (b) aftercare of patients who have had an amputation as a result of diabetes cost in the last financial year for which...

      Southampton Independent Sector Treatment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the contracted workload of the Southampton Independent Sector Treatment Centre has been in each month since it was established.

      Steroid Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2009, Official Report, columns 888-90W, on steroid drugs, what the figures for (a) glucocorticoids and synthetic...

      Transplant Surgery: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 254-60W, from which countries each of the people came for whom no follow-up...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Leader of the House how many staff in her Office (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12 months.

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House with reference to the answer of 6 November 2008, Official Report, column 731W, on legislation, how many pages of (a) primary and (b) delegated legislation were...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting his Department's target for broadband to be...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the minimum cost for access to broadband communication under the Digital Britain plan will be.

      Defence Equipment: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he has taken to ensure that small to medium-sized enterprises have information on and access to...

      Manufacturing Industries: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations he has received following the West Midlands auto industry summit.

      Motor Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps his Department has taken to support the UK car industry.

      Motor Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will bring forward proposals to enable car finance companies to access the Bank of England's credit...

      Motor Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what plans he has to assist automobile companies owned or part-owned by foreign investors with...

      Motor Vehicles: North East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to support the motor manufacturing industry in the North East.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will investigate allegations that child abuse has taken place in the production of the Channel 4 programme Boys and Girls...

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many representations his Department has received from social workers on child protection issues in Doncaster since its...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1116W, on children: protection, which staff of his...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what finance and support his Department provided for the production of series (a) one, (b) two and three of the Kids Taskforce...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what auditing his Department undertakes to ensure that IT security policies are being followed; and on how many occasions (a) IT...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's IT security hierarchy.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what scanning for vulnerabilities his Department conducts of each of its IT devices; what method is used for IT device scans; and...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what IT security policy his Department has; what procedures are in place to ensure the policy is being followed; what his...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's entertainment budget was in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of his Department's staff received bonus payments in each year since his Department was established; and if he will make...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what payments for (a) polling and (b) other services his Department has made to (i) Deborah Mattinson and (ii) Opinion Leader...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost was of travel by train by staff in his Department in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues on whether staff may claim for first class rail travel if there are no seats available in...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether people aged between 16 and 18 years in full-time education studying (a) school sixth forms, (b) sixth form colleges,...

      Haringey Borough Council: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the inspection report carried out by Ofsted of Haringey Council with reference (a)...

      Parenting Orders: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parenting orders have been (a) sought by and (b) granted to schools in Hemel Hempstead constituency in each year since...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what guidance his Department has issued to schools on the use of supplementary information forms as part of their admissions...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools the Schools Adjudicator has criticised for their use of supplementary information forms in their admissions...

      Social Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many serious case reviews have been completed in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 2000; how many such reviews...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which trade unions are recognised in his Department.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) memory sticks, (b) laptop computers, (c) desktop computers, (d) hard drives and (e) mobile telephones were (i) lost by and (ii)...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many staff were employed by the Prime Minister's Office in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in the Cabinet Office and (c) senior Cabinet...

      Job Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time vacancies there were for (i) temporary and (ii) permanent jobs in the UK in each (A) year since 1997 and...

      Office for National Statistics: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by the Office for National...

  • Treasury

    • Crown Estate Commissioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much the Crown Estate has budgeted for expenditure on empty property business rates in 2008-09; (2) how many home information packs have been...

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 332W, on departmental consultants, which appointed expert advisers, other than special...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor sickness record in each of the last 12...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that his Department's annual estimates presented to Parliament include funding allocated to non-departmental public bodies.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) he, (b) other Ministers in his Department and (c) his Department's senior...

      Environment Protection: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of public spending announced in the fiscal stimulus packages announced since October 2008 has been incurred on green initiatives; and what...

      Fred Goodwin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on which date he was first informed of the pension arrangements put in place by Royal Bank of Scotland in respect of its former chief executive, Sir...

      Friendly Societies: Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to raise the threshold above which friendly societies are required to submit reports on annual accounts.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of raising the personal tax allowance to (a) £7,000 and (b) £9,000.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue which would accrue from the introduction of a 30 per cent. rate of income tax for a (a) £3,000 and (b)...

      Local Income Tax: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter sent by the head of HM Revenue and Customs to the Scottish Executive on the collection of local income tax.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for the Forest of Dean of 30 January 2009 on Northern Rock mortgages, reference FD8395.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare of 27 November 2008 and 5 January 2009 sent on behalf of his constituent Mr....

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter dated 12 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. V. Grundry, transferred...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial transfers his Department has made to (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and (b) the Department for International Development in...

      Public Sector: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many personalised settlements have been reached with public sector employees on termination of employment where the settlement required Treasury...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) front line, (b) investigative and (c) overseas-based staff of HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) were working to prevent tobacco smuggling in...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many housing transactions to date have been affected by the temporary increase in the stamp duty land tax threshold; and what estimate he has made of...

      Valuation Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what requests have been made to the Valuation Office Agency under the (a) Freedom of Information Act 2000 and (b) Environmental Information Regulations...

      Valuation Office: Rent Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 684-85W, on the Valuation Office: Rent Service, and...

      Valuation Office: Rent Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 29 January 2009, Official Report, columns 684-85W, on the Valuation Office: Rent Service, and...

      Valuation Office: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated cost to the Valuation Office Agency in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 of the service provided by Rightmove following the extension of the...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the average annual saving to be made by (a) all households and (b) working age households without children in each...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question 248252, on loss of departmental property, tabled on 12 January 2009.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to answer question 247992 tabled on 12 January 2009, on small businesses; what the reason is for the time taken to reply; and if he will...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy on the sale for development of allotments is.

    • Business Improvement Districts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what business improvement districts have been established in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

      Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 14 January 2009, Official Report, columns 768-9W, on...

      Conference Centres: Blackpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans her Department has to provide funding for the establishment of a new convention centre in Blackpool.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the merits of utilising the proposed data-sharing provisions in the Coroners and Justice Bill...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities submit billing authority reports to the Valuation Office Agency via the Valuebill/e-BAR electronic interface.

      Council Tax: Discounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether central Government grants to local authorities are adjusted to take account of the use by local authorities of...

      Council Tax: Discounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was raised by reducing the council tax discount on empty properties in each billing authority in the last year for...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic dwellings in England have been assigned the code CL26 in each of the last three years.

      Councillors: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) regulations and (b) circulars have been issued on rules relating to councillor (i) allowances and (ii) pensions since...

      Councillors: Arun

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1072W, on...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her Department's policy is on holding departmental away days outside her Department's buildings.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) she, (b) other Ministers in her Department and (c)...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 29 January 2009, Official Report, column 769W, on...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions her Department has had with prospective developers of eco-towns on the desirability of alternate weekly...

      Eco-Towns: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the consultation process on eco-towns has been extended; and how many consultation responses her Department...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the restoration of long-term empty domestic dwellings for active use may be counted as a contribution towards a local...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been provided on the location in a building where a display energy certificate should be displayed.

      European Commission: Financial Corrections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department has paid the European Commission in financial corrections since 1997; and what levies for financial...

      HomeBuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what targets she has set for levels of participation in HomeBuy Direct Schemes; and what timetable she has set for meeting these...

      HomeBuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing transactions have been completed under the Homebuy Direct scheme to date.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government where each regional office of the Homes and Communities Agency is located; and whether each is co-located with the relevant (a)...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many press, media and communications personnel the Homes and Communities Agency plans to employ.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on Design for...

      Joint Waste Authorities: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether complaints about (a) joint waste authorities and (b) safety camera partnerships fall within the remit of the Local...

      Listed Buildings: Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements there are on (a) listed buildings and (b) places of worship to (i) obtain and (ii) show a display energy...

      LLM Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2064W, on departmental...

      Local Government: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers to levy fines have been conferred on local authorities in the last 18 months.

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding under the local authority business growth incentive scheme has been allocated to each local authority in each...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the latest version of the Handbook for the Joint Negotiating Committee for local...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of local authority funding (a) including and (b) excluding direct schools grant will be ring-fenced in (i)...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable she has established to bring forward legislative proposals to require greater public accountability on...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the local authority chief executives' pay agreement for (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her policy is on wage inflation among local authority chief executives.

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what obligations there are on local authorities to publish details of the (a) salary, (b) pension and (c) severance packages...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of total accrued liabilities in each fund within the local government pension scheme was represented by total...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable for unitary restructuring is in each local authority area in which unitary restructuring is being considered...

      London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19 March 2008, Official Report, column 1215W, on Thames...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme will become operational; and what estimate she has made of the number of...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households have received assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme to date.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 73-6WS, on departmental expenditure...

      National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many national policy statements she expects to be published; when each will be published; and what the subject of each will be.

      Neighbourhood Renewal Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department provided under the Neighbourhood Renewal Fund partnership in each year since 2001-02; and what...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hereditaments there were on the ratings list in each of the last 24 months in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage change there will be in (a) national non-domestic rate liability and (b) government grants to local...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1277W, on...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the percentage change in business rates for (a) small and (b) medium and large firms which will...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether an impact assessment has been prepared in relation to the planned increase in levels of business rates from April 2009.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her most recent estimate is of the net rise in aggregate rateable values as a consequence of the new system of rating ports...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates the retrospective bills to ports firms will be issued following the introduction of the new system of rating ports...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether port operators will receive retrospective refunds as a result of the backdating of lower rateable values.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many sub-locations there are in each billing authority in England outside Greater London.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidelines are available for Ministers in her Department in respect of probity in planning.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on investment activity in the buy-to-let sector of the abolition of dividend tax...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the proposed timetable is for implementation of proposals arising from the review of the private rented housing sector.

      Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much the Audit Commission has spent on services procured from each of the external public relations and marketing...

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Answer of 15 July 2002, Official Report, column 63W, on Treasury, how much has been allocated to revive...

      Regional Assemblies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding each regional assembly has given to regional health offices in Brussels.

      Regional Ministers: Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the official engagements of (a) the Minister for London, (b) the Minister for Yorkshire and the Humber, (c) the Minister...

      Regional Planning and Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 28 January 2009, Official Report, column...

      Right To Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many homes were sold under the provisions of right to buy in England in 2008; and what amount of capital receipts was...

      Thames Gateway: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department has allocated to the Thames Gateway in each year since 2005-06; and what the projected allocation is in...

      Valuation Office: Rightmove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Valuation Office Agency, or HM Revenue and Customs on its behalf, will pay to Rightmove.co.uk plc under the...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities (a) collect on request, (b) charge for the collection of and (c) have not established a policy on the...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many cases the local government ombudsman has ruled upon which relate directly to the issuing of fines by waste collection...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the comments of the Canadian Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, on 2 March that the military war in Afghanistan cannot be won, what assessment they have...

    • Afghanistan: Military Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answers by Lord Tunnicliffe on 11 February (Official Report, House of Lords, cols. 114—15) on the funding of military equipment intended for...

      Afghanistan: Military Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answers by Lord Tunnicliffe on 11 February (Official Report, House of Lords, cols. 114—15) on the funding of military equipment intended for...

      Afghanistan: Military Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answers by Lord Tunnicliffe on 11 February (Official Report, House of Lords, cols. 114—15) on the funding of military equipment intended for...

      Afghanistan: Military Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether military equipment intended for Afghanistan is insured; and, if so, whether the cost of insuring such equipment is borne by them or the contractors or by...

      Armed Forces: Defence Deficit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they propose to reduce the "defence deficit" of up to £20 billion identified in a recent report by the UK National Defence Association. To ask Her...

      Climate Change: Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 12 February (WA 220) concerning population control, why the answer referred to an online site instead...

      Drugs: Cocaine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will implement following the assassination of Guinea-Bissau's President Vieira to seek to prevent that country from acting as a transit route...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative contribution of carbon emissions reductions, mitigation and coping measures, and geo-engineering projects in...

      Energy: Cooking Oils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will take to ensure that used cooking oils are classed as a fuel product.

      Energy: Electricity Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the current state of United Kingdom electricity storage; and what effect the recent spell of bad weather had on such storage.

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the national planning policy statement on nuclear power will be delayed until 2010; and, if so, why.

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the earliest date by which it is likely that a new nuclear power station will have been built in the United Kingdom.

      Energy: Offshore Drilling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans, if any, they have for offshore drilling off the coast of north-west England.

      Energy: Oil and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what licences are valid for the exploration for oil and gas around the coast of Northern Ireland and the Irish Sea.

      Energy: Wind Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the planning application for a wind farm on Reeves Hill in Herefordshire; and what consultation has taken place with neighbouring county...

      English Heritage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much English Heritage has spent per capita in each of the counties in the east of England in each of the past 11 years.

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all their websites located in the United Kingdom must have the letters "UK" in their domain names.

      Gross Domestic Product

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the United Kingdom's gross domestic product was attributable to the City in 2007—08; and how they define the City for that purpose.

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what facilities are in place to diagnose tuberculosis in prisoners in England.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 24 February (WA 49), what principles are applied in appointing party-political life peers; to whom the nominations...

      International Whaling Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support measures at the June meeting of the International Whaling Commission that will end or seek to end imports of whale meat by Japan from...

      Merseyside: Legacies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legacies have been left in Merseyside following Liverpool's designation as the European Capital of Culture 2008; and how many of these affect Sefton, Wirral,...

      Petitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many petitions the Department of Energy and Climate Change received in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; what steps the department has taken to publicise them; and...

      Petitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many petitions the Department for Work and Pensions received in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; what steps the department has taken to publicise them; and whether they...

      Petitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures the Department for Work and Pensions has for receiving, acknowledging, dealing with and responding to petitions that it receives from members of...

      Prisons: Imams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many imams have been employed in HM Prison Service prisons in each year since 1997.

      Prisons: Imams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many imams are employed in each HM Prison Service prison.

      Prisons: Imams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many imams employed in HM Prison Service prisons have been dismissed or otherwise disciplined in each year since 1997; and what were the reasons for such action.

      Prisons: Imams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many imams employed in HM Prison Service prisons have been investigated by the Prison Service in each year since 1997; and what were the reasons for such action.

      Prisons: Imams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many imams employed in HM Prison Service prisons are United Kingdom citizens.

      Prisons: Imams

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Justice provides guidance for the hiring of prison imams; and, if so, whether they will place a copy of such guidance in the Library of the...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the House of Lords are appointees to the non-departmental public bodies listed under "Department for Work and Pensions" in annex A to the report...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which members of the House of Lords are appointees to the non-departmental public bodies listed under "Ministry of Justice" in annex A to the report of the Cabinet...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 4 November 2008 (WA 41—42) indicating that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's improved system for...

      Roads: Repair

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what Government help has been given to local government to help with the repair of roads made dangerous by the recent heavy snowfalls.

      Rockall

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who owns Rockall and the sea around it.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals convicted of terrorist offences are currently in prison; and in which prisons.

      Traffic Penalty Tribunal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal entity employs the Traffic Penalty Tribunal manager of the Traffic Penalty Tribunal and the service director of PATROL (the Traffic Penalty Tribunal...

      Traffic Penalty Tribunal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Traffic Penalty Tribunal employees are employed by Manchester City Council.

      Wales: Divorce and Separation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many divorces and separations there were in Wales in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, and (d) 2009 to date.

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