Written answers

Tuesday, 31 March 2009

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Absenteeism

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many staff of her Office were recorded absent due to non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February 2009; what estimate she has made of...

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what (a) capital funds and (b) resource funds her Office has brought forward from its (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 budgets for use in (A) 2008-09 and (B)...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2008, Official Report, column 3W, on Olympic Games 2012: facilities, if she will place in the Library a copy of the full...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2008, Official Report, column 3W, on Olympic Games 2012: facilities, what the (a) initial estimated and (b) outturn...

  • Scotland

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with Scottish Executive Ministers in advance of his visit to China as part of the Scottish Council for Development and...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel was used by his Department in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) communications and (b) press officers his Department has.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what capital funding his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii) 2009-10; and to...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2009, Official Report, column 1288W, what the cost was to his Department of engaging musicians on each of those two...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to curb the local drug industry in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 3 November 2008, Official Report, column 1518W, how many rounds of (a) 0.338 ammunition of all natures, (b) 12 bore...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what buildings are owned or operated by his Department under a private finance initiative (PFI) arrangement; and which companies are involved with each...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much capital spending is planned to be brought forward by his Department to (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's budget for scientific advice and research is in 2008-09; for what purposes the equivalent budget for 2007-08 was used; and how many...

      European Space Situational Awareness Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the Government are playing in the European Space Situational Awareness Project.

      Gulf of Guinea: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to reduce piracy attacks in the Gulf of Guinea; what assessment he has made of the reasons for the attacks taking place; and if...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) Coalition Task Force (i) 150 and (ii) 151 and (b) UK forces' contribution to those task forces;...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Prosecutions: Supermarkets

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many times the five largest supermarket chains have been prosecuted for offences relating to the sale of alcohol in each of the last five years.

  • Transport

    • A120: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what advice the Highways Agency has given to (a) his Department and (b) other interested parties in respect of the upgrade of the A120 between...

    • Heavy Goods Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) if he will make an assessment of the effect on the number of heavy goods vehicles travelling along the A650 and A647 of the closure of the...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail services were (a) cancelled and (b) delayed following high vehicles striking low bridges in the last five years.

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many accidents involving buses and other high vehicles striking low bridges occurred in the last five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) lone drivers in each age group and (b) drivers in each age group with passengers were killed in motor vehicle accidents in the last 12...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Voting Behaviour

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what recent estimate the Electoral Commission has made of how many and what proportion of...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Circuses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward legislation to prohibit the use of non-domesticated animals in circuses; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Interim Report on Data Handling Procedures in Government, 17 December 2007, if he will issue guidance on the use of removable...

    • Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a result...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental annual...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12 months...

      Government Departments: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department are responsible for (a) devising and (b) monitoring performance against public service agreement targets; and what the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department plans to reply to the letter of 30 January 2009 from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford Ref: 4/32912/2009, on his constituent, Mr....

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps the Government is taking to provide assistance for car finance businesses during the economic downturn.

      Mutual Societies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to encourage the growth of mutual organisations in the financial sector.

      Private Equity: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of proposals for EU regulation of private equity and hedge funds; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Allowances: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the UK premium car industry on changes to their write-down allowance; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Credit Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Chief Executive of the Tax Credit Office to reply to the hon. Member for Totnes' letters of 5 February and 3 March 2009, on the...

      TNT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions Ministers have had with the Financial Services Authority in respect of TNT since 2005.

      TNT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government have received representations from the European Commission on the under-reporting of profits by subsidiary companies of TPG in (a)...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) 20 highest and (b) 20 lowest proposed average (i) borough and (ii) county council tax rises in percentage terms...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps have been taken by (a) her Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel has been used by (i) her Department and (ii) each of its agencies since...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of empty dwellings owned by banks and building societies in each year since 2000; and...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the minimum number of staff required (a) in each regional control centre and (b) to staff the...

      Fire Services: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken in response to allegations made to it of bullying by members of one trade union of members...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of business rates as a proportion of turnover for (a) independent high street retail outlets, (b)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses in each constituency will be paying more than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 15 per cent., (c) 20 per cent. and...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of the end of transitional business relief on small and medium-sized enterprises in...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the policy of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies is on whether payment of any workplace parking levy in respect of...

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations her Department has received on the effects on local businesses and residents of the re-opening of...

      Regional Planning and Development: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost of conducting equality impact assessments in respect of (a) the Government Office for...

  • Women and Equality

    • Church of Scientology

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission recognises the Church of Scientology as a religion or faith.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality which training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by (i) civil servants and (ii) Ministers in the Government Equalities Office in the last...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 156, on rape crisis centres, on what date her officials initiated discussions with...

      Training: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many civil servants in the Government Equalities Office have attended an equality and diversity course in the last 12 months; and at what cost to...

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House with reference to the ministerial correction of 10 November 2008, Official Report, columns 3-4MC, on the Parliamentary session, how many hours the House spent...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Christmas

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

    • Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) capital funds and (b) resource funds his Department has brought forward from its (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 budgets for use in (A)...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Death Certificates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many death certificates included the words pressure sores in each of the last five years.

    • Death: Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the (a) unstandardised and (b) standardised mortality rate from prostate cancer in each (i) Government office region and (ii) Parliamentary...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department as a...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i) departmental...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the last 12...

      Non-profit Making Associations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the recession on not-for-profit organisations in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) England.

      Non-profit Making Associations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many not-for-profit organisations have closed in (a) Ribble Valley constituency and (b) England since the start of the recession.

      Personal Income: Essex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the average annual income per household was in (a) Castle Point and (b) Essex in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 55WS, on capital investment (further...

    • Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for South Holland and the Deepings of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 904W,...

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which Parliamentary constituencies have further education colleges with capital funding bids awaiting final approval by the...

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 4 March 2009, Official Report, columns 55-6WS, on capital investment...

      Further Education: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many times the Learning and Skills Council has used its powers under section 11 of the Learning and Skills Act 2000 since...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • British Library

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the digitisation of manuscripts held by the British Library; how many manuscripts held by the British Library have...

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what buildings are owned or operated by his Department under a private finance initiative (PFI) arrangement; and which companies are...

      Departmental Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to his Department's most recent simplification plan, what reductions were made to its total administrative burden in each year...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what expenditure his Department has incurred on its Second Life website in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which campaigns his Department has officially supported in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what capital funding his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for use in (i) 2008-09 and (ii)...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most recent (i)...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's budget for scientific advice and research is in 2008-09; for what purposes the equivalent budget for 2007-08 was...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on advertising and communications relating to the digital switchover to date.

      eBay: Antiquities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the British Museum's monitoring of potential treasure finds on eBay; and if he will...

      eBay: Antiquities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions the Government has had with representatives of eBay to prevent antiquities being sold unlawfully through eBay;...

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent consideration the Government has given to a change in the regulatory powers of the Gambling Commission.

      Goldman Sachs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 974W, on departmental bank services, what the monetary value is of the...

      Horserace Totalisator Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the gross gaming yield was for the Tote in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Regional Ministers: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the parliamentary assistant to the...

      Royal National Lifeboat Institution: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations his Department has received on the effect of radio licensing fees on the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

      St. George's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer given on 22 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1584-5W, on St. George's Day (1) what recent...

      Television: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners over the age of 75 resident in Bolton received a free television licence in 2008.

      Tourism: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what steps he is taking to promote family-friendly holidays at traditional seaside resorts; (2) how much VisitBritain spent in...

  • Justice

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions for child abuse there were in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year for the last 10 years.

    • Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to abolish the offence of criminal libel; and if he will make a statement.

      Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to abolish the offences of (a) sedition and (b) seditious libel.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel has been used by (i) his Department and (ii) each of its agencies since its inception.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many requests for Central Clearing House advice on freedom of information requests have been received in each quarter since January 2005; what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which (a) agencies and (b) programmes in his Department are to have a real terms reduction in their budget for 2008-09.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many staff of his Department's Democracy, Constitution and Law directorate responded to the questions in its recent staff survey on (a) the...

      Driving Offences: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many motorcyclists were prosecuted for riding after their compulsory basic training had lapsed in each of the last 18-months for which figures are...

      National Offender Management Service: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average daily rate paid by his Department to consultants provided by ASE Consulting Ltd was in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and what...

      Offenders: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders committed suicide whilst accommodated in approved premises in each of the last 10 years.

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1217-18W, on performing arts, what the cost was to his Department of engaging (a)...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will set a timetable for the closure of the end-of-custody licence scheme.

      Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has paid any (a) compensation and (b) ex gratia payments to victims of crimes committed by offenders on (i) end of custody...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will require the inclusion of positive results for buprenorphine in prisons' mandatory drug testing reports; and if he will make a statement.

      Yorkshire and Humber Offender Management Service: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much time was spent by Yorkshire and Humber Offender Management Service recording ethnic monitoring statistics in ( a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and...

      Young Offender Institutions: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per day prisoners in young offenders' institutions spent on (a) education and (b) other forms of work on average in the latest period...

  • Home Department

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs have expertise in the links between drug use and psychosis.

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria she uses to assess nominees to her Department's Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of how long it will take to (a) clear the backlog of outstanding asylum cases and (b) deport all those...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the estimated 450,000 older cases backlog in the Case Resolution Directorate are estimated to be refused asylum seekers.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Afghani, (b) Belarusian, (c) Burmese, (d) Chinese, (e) Colombian, (f) Cuban, (g) Democratic Republic of Congo, (h)...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the 2009 project milestones are for the e-Borders programme.

      Christmas

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many staff in her Department and its agencies were (a) investigated, (b) disciplined and (c) dismissed for (i) not following...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether officials in her Department who have lost laptops that were the property of her Department in the last 12 months have been charged...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on subscriptions for magazines, newspapers and other publications in each of the last 24 months.

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has spent on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to her Department of producing its most recent (i)...

      Detainees: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 March 2009, Official Report, columns 65-67WS, on the Justice and Home Affairs Council,...

      Detainees: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been detained in immigration removal centres for (a) working illegally and (b) offences under section 7 of the...

      Domestic Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce incidents of domestic violence in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Group of Twenty: London Summit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1186-7W, on Group of Twenty: London Summit, how much of the cost to the...

      Illegal Immigrants: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on establishing the identity of (a) illegal immigrants and (b) foreign national prisoners in 2008.

      Immigration Controls: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 636-37W, on immigration controls: educational institutions, what will be...

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will consider the merits of (a) controlling and (b) prohibiting the sale of khat under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 10 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr T Veal.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to provide a substantive reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 17 February 2009 to the Chief Executive...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 19 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Rana...

      Metropolitan Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with (a) the Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis and (b) the Metropolitan Police Authority on the steps...

      National Wildlife Crime Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has allocated to the National Wildlife Crime Unit in each year since its inception.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the results of Operation Glover against organised criminal sexual exploitation.

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to reduce levels of knife crime; and what assessment she has made of the efficacy of each type of intervention.

      Police: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been allocated to advertising the policing pledge on radio in the United Kingdom; and what the objectives of this...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions there have been of drivers of high vehicles for offences committed in...

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals were found to be carrying illegal (a) weapons and (b) drugs during stop and search procedures by the police in (i)...

      Telecommunications: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1642W, on telecommunications: databases, when the public consultation...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 925W, on terrorism, how much (a) has been spent and (b) is expected to be...

      Work Permits: Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits were issued to employers in the video games department industry in each of the last 10 years.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the then hon. Member for Ilford North of 16 July 1996, Official Report, columns 494-6, on abortion, if he will make a...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what files his Department holds on (a) the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session 2005-06 and (b) the Termination of Pregnancy Bill of Session...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions have been performed within each health authority under the provisions of the Abortion Act 1967 in the last 30 years; and how many and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls and young women aged between (a) 10 and 16, (b) 17 and 21, (c) 22 and 26 and (d) over 26 years have been hospitalised for...

      Anchor Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding from the NHS has been provided to the Anchor Trust in (a) England, (b) the North of England, (c) Cumbria and (d) Copeland...

      Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of rheumatoid arthritis was in the last 12 months.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 199W, on blood: donation, for what reasons the units were not transfused.

      Blood: Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the decision to stop supplying (a) human serum and (b) blood for non-clinical purposes was made by NHS Blood and Transplant; what consultation was...

      Care Homes: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what circumstances private nursing and elderly care home providers are able to withdraw services provided under contract by them for elderly people.

      Care Homes: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to ensure that money given by the NHS to the Anchor Trust in Copeland is used in Copeland for the purposes for which...

      Care Homes: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the contribution of the hon. Member for Bury South on 11 December 2007, Official Report, column 52WH, when the Government plan to...

      Care Homes: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of the points-based immigration system on the supply and cost of labour in the...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statistical tools his Department uses to model (a) the quality of life and (b) life expectancy of elderly nursing home residents in the event of...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Eastbourne of 27 November 2007, Official Report, column 416W, on care homes: standards, if he will...

      Chlamydia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much on average it has cost the NHS to perform a Chlamydia test in (a) genito-urinary medicine clinics, (b) GP surgeries and (c) pharmacies in each...

      Clinical Trials: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of the impact of the EU Clinical Trials Directive on medical research activity in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Dementia: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people with dementia who have an undetected visual problem; (2) what estimate he has made of the number...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the funding allocation for dentistry is in each primary care trust area in each of the next two years.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the NHS Information Centre plans to publish information on the number of patients seen by dentists in each primary care trust area; when the...

      Dental Services: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria he takes into account in determining approval for the registration (a) fees and (b) requirements for dental care professionals proposed by...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what buildings are owned or operated by his Department under a private finance initiative (PFI) arrangement; and which companies are involved with each...

      Dietary Supplements: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely effect of setting levels for vitamins and minerals in food supplements under Article 5 of the Food Supplements...

      Doctors: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS doctors are suspended; and for how long each has been suspended.

      Ex-servicemen: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the Government has spent on alcohol and drug addiction treatment for service veterans in each of the last five years; (2) what recent...

      Folic Acid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what evidence relating to folic acid and cancer risk his Department has published in 2009; and when he expects the Scientific Advisory Committee on...

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner practices received the initial incentive payment (a) component one and (b) component two in 2006-07.

      Health Services: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendation in Lord Crisp's report on global health partnerships in respect of creating...

      Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of primary mental healthcare services in (a) male local, (b) male training and (c) female prisons.

      Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for planned treatment in the NHS was in each region in each year since 1997-98.

      Hepatitis: Blood Transfusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to establish a public inquiry into the transmission of hepatitis C and HIV through blood and blood products; and if he will...

      Hospitals: Camden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what spending reductions NHS London are seeking from hospitals providing services to people in Camden; and what the proposed timetable for implementation...

      Learning Disability: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many local authorities he expects to meet the deadline for the transfer of learning disability commissioning funds from primary care trusts (PCTs) to...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the Population Demographics Service, (ii) the Summary Care Record, (iii) the Secondary Uses...

      NHS: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the implications for cancer care of the collapse of Kaupthing, Singer and Friedlander.

      NHS: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS employees of each (a) grade and (b) length of service have been suspended in the last five years.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 203-4W, on departmental ICT, on what occasions the exemption referred to has been...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) initial budget and (b) outturn was in respect of (i) revenue and (ii) capital expenditure for (A) the national programme for IT and (B)...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he has received on the extent to which contracts under the NHS IT programme may bind subsequent administrations.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to reach a settlement with Fujitsu over its withdrawal from the NHS IT programme.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were working in (a) patient-facing and (b) non patient-facing roles in the NHS on the latest date for which figures are available.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) doctors and (b) nurses worked in accident and emergency departments in England in each year since 1997; and how many...

      NHS: Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to ensure the accuracy of weighing scales in the NHS.

      NHS: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of (a) the number of NHS employees and former employees who will have their NHS occupational pension entitlement amended in the...

      NHS: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the cost to NHS organisations of the change in treatment of value added tax for agency staff; and if he will make a...

      Patient Advice and Liaison Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in the patient advice and liaison services of each NHS (a) hospital trust and (b) foundation hospital trust.

      Pregnancy: Dietary Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on vitamin D supplements for (a) children aged between six months and four years and (b) pregnant and breastfeeding women in 2008-09.

      Pregnancy: Dietary Supplements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the cost of providing vitamin D supplements to all (a) pregnant and breastfeeding women and (b) young children...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether rheumatoid arthritis is considered to be a long-term condition for the purposes of the review of prescription charges led by Sir Ian...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the number of patients with rheumatoid arthritis who were (a) exempt from and (b) unable to pay prescription charges in the...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of (a) the number of people with cancer who will be exempted from prescription charges from April 2009 and (b) the cost to the...

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many recorded cases of pressure sores there were in each of the last five years; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of people who...

      Respite Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2008, Official Report, column 237W, on respite care, what percentage of the £150 million each primary care...

      Sight Impaired: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many blind people there are in the constituencies of (a) Pendle, (b) Burnley, (c) Ribble Valley, (d) Blackburn, (e) Hyndburn and (g) Rossendale...

      Surgery: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many overseas residents who have received transplants since 1997 were NHS entitled patients.

      Thalidomide: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts in England are able to measure the blood pressure of a four limb deficient individual experiencing the negative health effects of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Special Envoy to the Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the performance of the Quartet's Special Envoy to the Middle East.

    • G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest estimate is of the cost of hosting the G20 London summit.

      G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the agenda for the forthcoming G20 summit.

      EU-US Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on priorities for the forthcoming EU-US summit.

      EU-US Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage partnership between the EU and the new US administration.

      General Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had in the most recent General Affairs Council on the contribution of the European Council's European...

      General Affairs Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had in the most recent General Affairs Council on EU policy on carbon capture and storage technology.

      US-Iran Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the implications of US-Iranian relations for UK foreign policy.

      Afghanistan

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

      The Balkans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Balkans.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Sri Lanka.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions have been held with the US administration on (a) combating the Taliban and (b) troop levels in Afghanistan...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

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

      Arms Trade: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 354W, on arms trade: exports, what assessment he has made of...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the human rights situation in Bahrain; and if he will make a statement.

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 21W, whether the President of Belarus will be invited to...

      Bosnia and Herzegovina: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and what recent discussions on the...

      British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 13 March 2009, Official Report, column 778W, on British Council: finance, if he will publish details...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 17-19WS, on conflict resources...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 17-19WS, on conflict resources...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which former (a) Members of the House of Lords and (b) hon. Members who have left Parliament since 1997 have been appointed to...

      EU Countries: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the adequacy of consular and other support provided to British citizens who are detained in other...

      Falkland Islands: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much revenue has been derived from the sale of fishing licences in the Falkland Islands in the last five years.

      Falkland Islands: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent progress has been made in oil exploration and hydrocarbon development in the Falkland Islands.

      Germany: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of incidents of anti-Semitism in Germany since December 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which of his overseas counterparts has (a) accepted, (b) declined and (c) not yet reported to reply to an invitation to...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria the Government use to distinguish between Hezbollah's political and military wings.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on policy on withdrawal of coalition forces from Iraq.

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on a lasting resolution of the political status of Kosovo.

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects Operation EULEX to reach full operational capacity.

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of public perceptions of Operation EULEX held by residents of Kosovo.

      Madagascar: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Madagascar.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government has taken towards maintaining peace in Gaza since Christmas 2008.

      Morocco: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will have discussions with his EU counterparts on steps to clarify the borders of Morocco for the purpose of trade between...

      Naser Al-Shaer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the arrest of former Deputy Prime Minister Naser Al-Shaer and other Palestinian parliamentarians...

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with HM Ambassador to the Democratic People's Republic of Korea on his comments on the recent...

      Overseas Territories Consultative Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-27W, on economic situation, what expenditure was incurred...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has engaged any (a) actors, (b) musicians and (c) other performers to support its initiatives over the...

      Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which non-governmental organisations the Prime Minister's Special Representative for Conflict Resolution Mechanisms has met...

      Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution has visited in his official role since his...

      Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what administrative support the Government provides for the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution; and what the...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government have taken towards securing peace in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the Prime Minister's special envoy to Sri Lanka to take up his post; and if he will make a statement.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the Government has taken to monitor the political situation in Sri Lanka.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Chinese government on the political situation in Darfur.

      Syrian Arab Republic: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many tourists have visited Syria from the United Kingdom in each of the last five years for which records are available.

      Western Sahara: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 228W, on Western Sahara: fisheries, if he will make it his...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to seek the inclusion of a human rights monitoring role in the mandate for the United Nations...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was spent by his Department on flowers in the last 12 months.

    • Overseas Aid: Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on overseas development assistance in respect of forestry research in (a) each year since 1999 and (b)...

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the proposed £30 million United Nations Peacebuilding Fund is planned to be allocated to Sierra Leone in each of the...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian aid his Department is providing for Sri Lanka (a) bilaterally and (b) via EU organisations in 2008-09.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Sri Lankan government on the humanitarian situation in that country.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Adoption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children of each age at adoption who were adopted in each year since 1997 waited more than (a) six, (b) 12, (c) 18,...

    • Children in Care: Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of school pupils who are children in care have been classed as persistent absentees in each of the...

      Children: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to encourage children to increase their levels of daily exercise.

      Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has provided to local authorities for services for child victims of human trafficking in 2008-09.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish the Child Internet Safety Strategy.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether staff in his Department (a) received and (b) proposed revisions to draft sections of Lord Laming's report on the...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what powers his Department has to prevent a local authority publishing a redacted and anonymised full serious case review...

      Christmas

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

      Citizenship: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what uptake his Department has estimated for the full GCSE in citizenship course starting in September 2009.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service...

      Economic Situation

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

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1248W, on health education: sex, if he will place in the Library a...

      Local Safeguarding Children Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local safeguarding children boards are chaired by (a) an independent chair, (b) the Director of Children's Services in...

      Local Safeguarding Children Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment his Department has made of the compliance of local safeguarding children boards with the provisions of paragraph 5...

      Music Standards Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on the Music Standards Fund in each year since 1999, expressed in 2008-09 prices.

      Offences against Children: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether Lord Laming was permitted to read the serious case review into the death of Baby P as part of his investigation into...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to link the allocation of the Nursery Education Grant to outcomes achieved through the early years foundation...

      Pupils: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding the Government has made available for improving nutrition in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and...

      School Leaving: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils left secondary school without a GCSE at grade D or above in mathematics and English in ( a) North Wiltshire, (b)...

      Schools: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex are heated by oil-powered boilers.

      Schools: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many (a) maintained and (b) non-maintained special schools in the (i) top and (ii) bottom decile of area deprivation...

      Schools: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils have been arrested for taking weapons into schools in (a) Essex local authority, (b) Southend unitary authority...

      Special Educational Needs: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much on average his Department spent per pupil with special educational needs in (a) Braintree constituency and (b) Essex in...

      Special Educational Needs: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much on average his Department and its predecessor spent on each pupil with special educational needs in (a) Castle Point and...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what percentage of pupils with non-statemented special educational needs received at least one (a) fixed-term...

      Special Educational Needs: Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents of children with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs were fined for the...

      Specialised Diplomas: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils enrolled on diploma courses are entitled to free school meals.

      UK Council for Child Internet Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will list the (a) members and (b) secretariat of the UK Council for Child Internet Safety.

      UK Council for Child Internet Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times the UK Council for Child Internet Safety has met; who was present at each meeting; and what was discussed at each...

      Unemployment: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many individuals resident in Eastbourne constituency aged between 16 and 24 years are not in employment, training or full-time...

      Young People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children under the age of 16-years have been identified as young carers in (a) Essex local authority, (b) Southend...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of raising the income level at which a household no longer receives full council tax...

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned by his Department...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its estate by 15 per...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which former (a) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 and (b) members of the House of Lords have been appointed to public bodies...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Angus of 27 March 2006, Official Report, column 741W, on public relations companies, (1)...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service agreements in the...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers have signed up to the Jobcentre Plus local employment partnerships; how many people have found employment through the scheme...

      Employment: Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms his Department have put in place to ensure that regional contracting arrangements of the Improving Disability Employment...

      Employment: Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether (a) employment and support allowance and (b) jobseekers' allowance claimants who have been referred to the Improving Disability...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of housing benefit was paid directly to landlords in each of the last 12 months.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many formal notifications of redundancies were received by Jobcentre Plus from the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory...

      Jobcentre Plus: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effects of recent Jobcentre Plus closures on the accessibility of Jobcentre Plus branches for people...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants and (b) JSA claimants with children have been subject to benefit sanctions in each quarter...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance in each local authority area had been claiming it for a period of (a) up to three months, (b)...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of local housing allowance in the private rented sector have their benefits paid directly to landlords under (a) the eight...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what expenditure his Department has incurred on the local housing allowance scheme since it was introduced.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each region have received local housing allowance in each of the last three years.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much housing benefit has been paid out by local authorities in each region under (a) local reference rents and (b) local housing...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what rate of interest his Department used in calculations of entitlements and payments under the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme in each...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in reducing child poverty of the measures introduced in the 2008 Budget.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average number of days taken to process new (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit claims was in each local authority...

      Vacancies: Cleveland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job vacancies were advertised in the Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland job centre in each month of 2008; and for what average...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many drug users have secured paid employment through progress2work; how many have maintained this employment for six months or more;...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on cold weather payments in 2008-09.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of carbon dioxide emissions arising in the UK attributable to burning (a) coal and ( b)...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting the target of reducing Government estate carbon dioxide emissions by...

      Carbon Emissions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will hold discussions with his Canadian federal and provincial counterparts on the quantity of carbon dioxide emissions resulting...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on preparations for a public consultation on a UN framework for coal-fired power stations; and if he will...

      Coal: Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 294-5W, on coal: pollution control, on what date his Department...

      Committee on Radioactive Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the work of the Committee on Radioactive Waste Management.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average daily consumption of (a) electricity and (b) gas of each of the buildings occupied by staff of his Department is.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of the Offshore Energy Strategic Environmental Assessment website.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which former (a) hon. Members who left Parliament since 1997 and (b) Members of the House of Lords from each party have been...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) capital funds and (b) resource funds his Department has brought forward from its (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 budgets for...

      Electricity Generation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much revenue from licence fees was received by Ofgem in each of the last 10-years.

      Electricity Supply: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was collected in (a) transmission use of systems and (b) distribution use of systems charges in each public electricity...

      Electricity: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of electricity supplied to the Government Estate was drawn from combined heat and power sources classified as being of...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings he and his officials had with representatives of (a) the nuclear energy and nuclear waste industry, (b) the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of UK energy demand was met by energy generated within the UK in each year for which figures are available.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) which energy suppliers have adopted Ofgem's voluntary guidelines to offer a social tariff as favourable as their lowest priced...

      Kingsnorth Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1805W, on Kingsnorth power station, what timetable has been set for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Minister of State will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 4 November 2008 and re-faxed to...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on the potential costs and benefits of a public service obligation on utilities in respect of gas...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Romford of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on natural gas: prices, if he...

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Romford of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on natural gas: prices, how...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the gas storage capacity of the UK was in each of the last 10-years.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what gas storage facilities he expects to become operational in each of the next 10 years; and what the capacity of each is expected to be.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what obligations there are on gas supply companies to provide gas storage facilities.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the reasons are for the time taken by the recruitment process for a permanent Chief Executive for the Nuclear...

      Nuclear Liabilities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the (a) final severance package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of the Nuclear...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate of the cost of decommissioning the Hunterston A nuclear power station is; and when the site is expected...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate of the cost of decommissioning the Chapelcross nuclear power station is; and when the site is expected to...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate of the cost of decommissioning Dounreay nuclear power station is; and when the site is expected to become...

      Nuclear Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff in his Department are engaged in work arising from his Department's interest in the Nuclear Trust.

      Power Stations: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on numbers of power stations of implementation of the EU Large Combustion...

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent by (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on (i) opinion polling,...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 4.5.20 of the UK Renewable Energy Strategy Consultation, what assessment he has made of the likely effects...

      Sellafield: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment his Department has made of safety procedures at Sellafield.

      Sellafield: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the Prime Minister's speech on nuclear energy on 17 March 2009, how the £70 million spent on security at...

      Solar Power: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department and its predecessor have allocated to research and development of photovoltaic processes as an...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the salary of the Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority was in each of the last 10 years.

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) final severance package and (b) pension arrangements were for the previous Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Atomic...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Bank of Credit and Commerce International

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what fees have been paid by his Department to liquidators, receivers, administrators and business advisers...

    • Carbon Emissions: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his most recent estimate is of the number of people employed in the manufacture of low-carbon products.

      Consumers: Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department has paid in grants to (a) Citizens Advice and (b) other independent consumer...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what (a) grade II, (b) grade II* and (c) grade I listed buildings have been owned by his Department...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what buildings are owned or operated by his Department under a private finance initiative (PFI)...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many letters from hon. Members his Department received in (a) January and (b) February 2009; and how...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many automobile factories the Secretary of State has visited on official business in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 2288-9W, how many hits each of the...

      Departmental Lobbying

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether Ministers in his Department received representations from (a) Lord Moonie, (b) Lord Taylor of...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which former (a) hon. Members who have left Parliament since 1997 and (b) Members of the House of Lords...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) staff and (b) ministerial away days were organised by his Department in each of the last...

      Developing Countries: Overseas Companies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the UK's regulatory regime for corporate social...

      Hindalco Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with Hindalco Industries Ltd...

      Jaguar Land Rover: Job Creation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many jobs he expects to be (a) safeguarded and (b) created by the £27 million made available to...

      LDV: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what financial assistance his Department has provided to suppliers of the LDV Group.

      Lord Truscott

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what dates (a) the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, (b) Ministers in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the right hon. Member for North East Hampshire's letter of 26 November 2007 to...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the economic downturn on the staffing requirements of...

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he is taking to safeguard UK car manufacturing.

      Motor Vehicles: Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to support small businesses which supply parts to the automotive industry.

      Opposition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what formal contacts there have been between regional development agencies and each (a) Shadow Minister...

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 528W, on performing arts, what...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what meetings (a) the Secretary of State and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with (i) TNT, (ii)...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many postal operators have expressed interest in forming a strategic partnership with Royal Mail to date.

      Science and Innovation: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1342W, on business: Government assistance,...

      Small Businesses: Holiday Leave

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the cost to small businesses of the increase in holiday entitlement from 1...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of businesses not registered for value added tax in (a) Ochil and...

      WPP

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what dates the Secretary of State has met Sir Martin Sorrell since he took up his office.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to answer Question 248248, on loss of departmental property, tabled on 12 January 2009.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to answer question (a) 250233, (b) 250231 and (c) 250232 on the small firms loan guarantee...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to answer Question 252766, on Heathrow expansion, tabled on 26 January 2009.

  • House of Lords

    • Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the bonus arrangements of the bankers recruited by them into UK Financial Investments Limited to manage the £37 billion bank rescue package.

    • Banking: Lloyds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employees (other than directors) of Lloyds Banking Group plc received total emoluments of more than £194,000 in 2008; and how many are expected to...

      Banking: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether bank directors removed from office can be obliged to reduce the capital accumulations of their pension schemes.

      British Transport Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what projections they have for funding sources for the British Transport Police for the next three years; and what impact future funding will have on full-time...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Patel of Bradford on 3 March (WA 134—35), how much would be payable in the event of redundancy to a civil servant...

      Crime: Metal Theft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 21 January (WA 203), why they do not hold information concerning crimes involving metal theft affecting the...

      Crime: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants were working on crime reduction on public transport in (a) the Home Office, (b) the Department for Transport or its predecessors, (c) the...

      Crime: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of crime reduction and the perception of crime on passenger numbers on public transport.

      Data Entry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 25 February (WA 86—87), whether Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform has set an overall standard for...

      Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to co-ordinate responses to the present economic situation by the governments of the United Kingdom.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Equality and Human Rights Commission will publish the results of the last opinion and satisfaction surveys of its staff and its customers.

      EU: Free Trade Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to uphold the principle of free trade between European Union member states.

      Forced Labour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have discussed with the governments of the Ivory Coast and other west African states (a) forced child labour on cocoa farms; and (b) the trafficking...

      Hooper Review

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have made to the Communication Workers' Union submission to the Hooper review; and what conclusions they have drawn.

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for an Anglo-French detention camp in the Calais area; what is the purpose of any such facility; whether they intend to imprison potential...

      Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average annual income per household in each of the 10 districts of Greater Manchester in each of the past five years.

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what other definitions of "relevant officer" they considered when drawing up Clause 16 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill; how the...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue guidance on whether a member of an overview and scrutiny committee who is the organiser of or a signatory to a petition that calls for...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in fulfilling Clause 16 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill, a local authority could reject a petition requiring an officer...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officers in total they expect to be covered by Clause 16(5) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill; and how many in each...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether guidance relating to a local authority's petition scheme will require that, upon receiving a petition asking that an officer be called to account under...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to issue guidance to local authorities on how to deal with a petition, submitted in accordance with Part 1 of the Local Democracy, Economic...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a local authority may take into account any petitions submitted to it calling for an officer to be held to account under Clause 16 of the Local Democracy,...

      Media: Staffing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask Ofcom to investigate the proposed reorganisation and reductions in staffing of local newspapers, including those owned by the Guardian Media...

      National Saving Gateway Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the proposed Saving Gateway does not apply to older savers on means-tested benefits such as pension credit.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the evidence submitted by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on the Worker Registration Scheme calling for its abolition.

      Post Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the Post Office Coalition's campaign for a Post Bank, to assist those without a bank account.

      Post Office: Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what authority the Post Office transferred personal savings accounts to Irish banks. To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Post Office transferred savings...

      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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform"...

      Public Companies: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider new measures to prohibit bonuses to directors of public companies.

      Railways: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure safety and reduce crime on the rail network.

      Railways: Wales

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to upgrade railway lines in Wales.

      Royal Mail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Royal Mail's parcel business, including General Logistics Service, is to be taken over by any private investor in the Royal Mail.

      Security: Strategic-use Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which strategic-use languages are required by the United Kingdom to meet its domestic and overseas security needs; whether the military and intelligence services...

      Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will extend the Worker Registration Scheme beyond 30 April.

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