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Written answers

Thursday, 2 April 2009

  • Solicitor-General

    • Rape: Victim Support

      To ask the Solicitor-General what further steps she plans to take to provide support for women's victims and rape support groups.

    • Rape: Victim Support

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps she plans to take to provide support during rape cases brought by the Crown Prosecution Service for those who have been raped.

      Shoplifting

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful prosecutions for shoplifting have been brought in the last 12 months.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken towards meeting its 2010 biodiversity target; and if he will make a statement.

    • Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in discussions at EU level on the European Commission's proposals for the electronic...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he had on simplification of the Common Agricultural Policy at the last Agriculture and Fisheries Council;...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what items his Department has requested to be added to the agenda of EU Agriculture and Fisheries Council meetings in each of...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on steps to ensure that food imported from outside the EU meets...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria he plans to apply in selecting the trial areas for the bovine tuberculosis vaccination pilot project.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress he has made in his consideration of options for mitigating the effects on water customers of increases in...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the real terms change in water rates has been since privatisation of the water industry.

      Anaerobic Digestion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress is being made on encouraging the use of anaerobic digestion of waste.

      Air Quality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on the effects of the London low emissions zone on air quality in London...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the size of the bee population.

      School Fruit Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with fruit growers on the proposal to extend the school fruit scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on the recreational fisheries proposals in Article 47 of the...

      Flood Defences: East Anglia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he next expects to meet representatives of local authorities in East Anglia to discuss flood defences.

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of farmers in (a) North Devon constituency, (b) the South West and (c) nationally whose countryside...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the six areas for the vaccination trial to reduce the transmission of bovine tuberculosis from wildlife will be chosen.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to maximise the catch rate for badgers prior to vaccination to reduce levels of bovine tuberculosis in the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on the vaccination of badgers against bovine tuberculosis in the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how long he expects his Department's scheme for the vaccinations of badgers against bovine tuberculosis to operate for.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of badgers which will be vaccinated against bovine tuberculosis under his...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in which areas of the country he expects his Department's scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine tuberculosis to operate.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had with farmers on his Department's scheme to vaccinate badgers against bovine...

      Christmas

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

      Coastal Areas: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the risk posed to seaside communities by...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of dairy farmers in England in 2008.

      Departmental Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and (b) 3 February...

      Departmental Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most...

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value and (b) quantity of food disposed of from his Department's premises in...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether officials in his Department who have lost laptops that were the property of his Department in the last 12 months have...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what responsibilities have been assigned to the Minister for Animal Welfare in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of measuring compliance with its targets under its public service...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has provided voice coaching to any of its employees in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 7W, which Ministers attended each training course; what...

      Energy: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations his Department has received raising concerns on the implementation of the Energy Using Products...

      Farmers: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent estimate he has made of the average income of a sheep farmer; (2) what estimate he has made of the number...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what species of non-quota fish are available to be caught by craft under 10 metres seeking to fish (a) in the English...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when each planned flooding and coastal protection project is planned to be started; whether the start of any planned project...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the Environment Agency to publish its updated flood risk maps.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households in England are considered to have a greater than 1 in 75 annual probability of flooding.

      Flood Control: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by his Department on flooding and coastal protection projects in areas at risk from (a) fluvial and...

      Floods: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many warnings of floods affecting (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have been issued by the Environment Agency in each...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which planning authorities have made representations to the Environment Agency seeking as waiver of the restrictions on...

      Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which 10 local authority areas experienced the greatest tonnage of fly-tipped waste in the most recent 12-month period for...

      Food and Environment Research Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the expenditure was of each of the offices and services merged to form the Food and Environment Research Agency in each...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure the security of food supply.

      Fuels: RAF Fairford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken in relation to the fuel spillage at RAF Fairford on 25 February 2009; and what assessment...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Torbay of 5 November 2008, transferred from the Department for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Northavon of 9 December 2008 sent on behalf of Mr. Andrew...

      Pigs: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Farm Animal Welfare Council on tail-docking and teeth clipping in growing pigs.

      Power Stations: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1330W, on power stations: EC law, whether the Environment...

      Power Stations: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1330W, on power stations: EC law, whether his Department...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contracts under the private finance initiative his Department has entered into in each of the last four years; and what...

      Seal Products: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking at EU level to encourage a prohibition on seal products entering the EU.

      Soya: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of imported soya was produced in Bolivia in the latest period for which information is available.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Expenditure

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how much the Church Commissioners spent on church buildings in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Africa: 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...

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, column 603W, on France: anti-Semitism, what steps his Department has...

      Canada: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effects on (a) First Nations and (b) levels of carbon dioxide emissions of extracting oil...

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which year the Government ceased to provide counter-insurgency advice to the Colombian armed forces.

      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 Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 12 March 2009, Official Repor t, column 621W, on departmental bank services, what the monetary value...

      Departmental Press

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of his Department's final expenditure he expects to be delivered in (a) sterling, (b) euros and (c) US...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance his Department issues on whether members of staff may claim for travel in first class carriages on trains if there...

      EC Institutions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to increase the number of British nationals working in European Union institutions.

      Falkland Islands: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage the development of renewable energy sources in the Falkland Islands.

      Falkland Islands: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what targets have been established between his Department and the Falkland Islands government regarding power generation from...

      Falkland Islands: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to increase tourism between the United Kingdom and the Falkland Islands.

      Latin America: 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...

      Serbia: EU Accession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, column 606W, on Ratko Mladic, what his policy is on Serbian accession...

      UN World Conference against Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the membership of the UK's delegation to the Durban Review Conference on Racism in Geneva in April 2009 will be; and...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to answer Question 246221, tabled on 8 December 2008 by the hon. Member for Portsmouth South, on the UN reform;...

  • Home Department

    • Anti-Semitism: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the availability of (a) anti-Semitic and (b) pro-Nazi publications in shops in London; and if she will make...

    • Cannabis: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the number of (a) boys and (b) girls aged 14-15 years old who have used cannabis in each of the last...

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written answer by Baroness Andrews of 9 March 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, WA 212-3, on the Preventing Violent...

      Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the decision to close the Council of the Registration of Forensic Practitioners was taken before the conclusion of the...

      Crime: Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate in each police force in England was in 2007-08.

      Crimes of Violence: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in the number of violent crimes committed in Tamworth constituency between 2007 and 2008 was.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many named day questions tabled to her Department during the current session have received a holding reply; how many are awaiting a...

      Eddie Gilfoyle

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will refer the case of Mr. Eddie Gilfoyle to the Independent Police Complaints Commission.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons working for her Department were discovered not to have the requisite permission to be in the UK in each of the last three years.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timetable she has set for publication of the Forensics White Paper.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of links between the political and military wings of Hezbollah.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an applicant from the UK applying for Tier 1 migrant status is required to demonstrate evidence of funds of £800 or more in each...

      Metropolitan Police: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average cost to the Metropolitan Police of an unsuccessful attempt to arrest an individual subsequently...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made on implementation of the policing pledge.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps she has taken to reduce police bureaucracy.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on firearms training for (a) the police and (b) the UK Border Agency staff in 2008.

      Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the merits of (a) reducing the scope of the offence in section 5 of...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) has been spent and (b) is planned to be spent on the installation of radiological detection systems at ports of entry to the...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what scientific research programmes are being carried out into chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear terrorist threats, as referred...

      Theft: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to publish the car theft indexes for (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the average insurance cost to employers of taking on an apprentice.

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many apprentices completing their training were still in a job relevant to the apprenticeship undertaken (a) 12 months...

      Apprentices: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people resident in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex were on (i) apprenticeships and (ii) advanced...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      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...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      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...

      Christmas

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

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its most...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, columns 504-6W, on the economic situation, (1) what expenditure...

      Further Education: Borrowing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills for what reasons the restrictions on borrowing placed upon further education colleges and other providers of further and...

      Further Education: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State's contribution in the Westminster Hall debate on the Building Colleges...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was allocated for the redevelopment of further education colleges in each constituency between 1999 and 2009.

      Further Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of non-EU nationals who completed further education courses in England in the last...

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what plans his Department has to encourage higher education institutions to admit students from non-traditional backgrounds;...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what contribution the Government has made to the Access to Learning Fund in each of the last three years.

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of higher education institutions that will be required to repay funds to the...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of the funding process for universities which are involved in...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people from Islington North constituency are enrolled on a course at London Metropolitan University.

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the financial situation at London Metropolitan University.

      Nuclear Engineering: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1902W, on engineering: higher education, how many (a)...

      Science: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment he has made of the adequacy of levels of research funding for science subjects in (a) Russell Group...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much was refunded to account holders by the Student Loans Company in respect of overpayments made at the end of the loan...

      Training: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will meet the Secretary of State for Defence to discuss potential European funding for the Defence Training Review project.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford of 17 March 2009, Official Report, columns 10-12W, on...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many mothers have more than (a) one, (b) five, (c) 10 and (d) 15 children in care.

    • Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the provision of training for the staff of children's services in...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which companies other than Capgemini bid for his Department's ContactPoint contract.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether there are circumstances in which a person's ContactPoint data might be retained on ContactPoint for longer than six years...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full day care settings closed in each quarter of the last year.

      Children: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which organisations have been allocated funding through the Aiming High for Disabled Children programme.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was paid by absent fathers for maintenance via the child support system in each of the last three years; and what the...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many cases investigated by independent reviewing officers have been referred to the Children and Family Court Advisory and...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) whether the cross-government national safeguarding delivery unit will have powers to intervene in children's services...

      Children's Centres: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on funding Sure Start centres in Tamworth constituency since 1997.

      Delivery of National Curriculum Tests in 2008 Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the inquiry into the findings of the Sutherland Report undertaken by the board of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department have...

      Departmental Empty Property

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel has been used by his Department since its inception.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on newspapers, magazines and periodicals in each year since its inception.

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many public consultations his Department has conducted in the last 12 months; how long each consultation was open for; how...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) staff and (b) Ministerial away days have been organised by his Department and its predecessor in each of the last...

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on translation services in each area of allocation in 2008.

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in areas of each decile of multiple deprivation of (a) pupil residence and (b) local...

      Guardianship: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Lancashire have a special guardianship order; and how many of those orders include financial assistance from...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of (a) girls and (b) boys are receiving home schooling in each local authority area, broken down by...

      Ofsted: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much Ofsted spent on responding to complaints from (a) schools and (b) other education providers in the last four years for...

      Pre-school Education: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare places there were in Tamworth constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.

      Primary Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex closed permanently in each year since 1990.

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children received free school meals in the last 12 months; and what proportion of children were...

      Pupils: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the change in his Department's deprivation expenditure relating to schools in (a) 1999-2000, (b)...

      Pupils: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate his Department has made of the number of children in maintained schools diagnosed with (a) dyslexia, (b)...

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils with English as a second language had (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much on average his Department spent per pupil in (a) primary and (b) secondary education at the school, excluding special...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools using supplementary information forms in their admissions procedures do not have a Plain English Crystal Mark;...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he takes to monitor the use by local education authorities of funding for schools allocated by local distribution...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils with (a) statemented, (b) non-statemented, (c) any and (d) no special educational needs...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many requests for statements of special educational need were received in the last three years for which figures are...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has provided to non-maintained special schools since 1997.

      Strengthening Families Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department allocated to local authorities through dedicated funding for outreach and family support in each of the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of time taken training new teachers is spent on training on equality and diversity matters.

      Trust Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what powers a local authority has in relation to admissions at a school that has attained trust status; and if he will make a...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met officials of (i) the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit and (ii)...

    • Departmental Absenteeism

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 705W, on departmental buildings, how many staff have been moved...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel has been used by his Department since its inception.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what projects for which his Department is responsible have undergone a gateway review in the last two years.

      Departmental Standards

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by (i) civil servants and (ii) Ministers in his Department in the last...

      Departmental Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many vacant posts at each Civil Service grade there were in his Department on 1 March 2009.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what electricity generating plants of each fuel type planning consent has been (a) sought and (b) granted in each of the last...

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what increase in costs to the national grid would result from the connection to the grid of a new electricity generation unit of (a)...

      Energy Saving Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what arrangements have been made for (a) the Energy Saving Trust and (b) the Carbon Trust to account to Parliament for their (i)...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of visits by assessors to homes of old age pensioners, under the energy conservation...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the levels of investment by UK-based companies in (a) oil sands and shale oil, (b)...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the proposed £1 billion scheme to help fuel-poor individuals has been made available; and how much is available for...

      Fuel Poverty: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many fuel-poor households there were in West Chelmsford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Government Communication Network

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

      Insulation: Tendring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding for loft and cavity wall insulation for (a) priority groups and (b) older people will be made available to Tendring...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects the national policy statement on gas storage infrastructure (a) to be published and (b) to become operational in...

      Nuclear Power: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Government spent on nuclear fusion research (a) in the UK and (b) internationally in each of the last five years.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much has been raised through the sale of renewables obligation certificates by central Government departments in each year of...

      Renewable Energy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many manufacturing jobs there were in the renewable energy industry in each of the last 10 years.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the level of production of the mixed-oxide fuel plant at Sellafield has been in each year of its operation; and what the net...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent risk assessment his Department has undertaken in relation to hydrogen evolution in silos at Sellafield.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people aged (a) under and (b) over 60 years in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area (A) were offered a Warm Front...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payment is made to Eaga in respect of each Warm Front installation of (a) energy efficient light bulbs, (b) draught proofing and...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints regarding the Warm Front scheme his Department and its predecessor have recorded (a) from residents of Birkenhead...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many boilers have been (a) installed under the Warm Front scheme and (b) replaced under the scheme (i) in Birkenhead constituency...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many houses have been insulated in (a) England, (b) Hampshire and (c) Winchester under Government schemes in each of the last...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Warm Front contractors are employed in (a) Shropshire, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of Warm Front grants awarded in (a) Shropshire, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England were subject to an excess...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations his Department has received from (a) Warm Front contractors and (b) recipients of Warm Front grants on the...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many sub-contracts Eaga has let to sub-contractors for installing Ravenheat boilers under the Warm Front scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of Ravenheat boilers installed under the Warm Front scheme which have...

      Warm Front Scheme: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the monetary value is of Warm Front contracts held by (a) Iguana and (b) Lionheart; and how many installations each company has...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to answer Question 252896, tabled by the hon. Member for Winchester on 26 January 2009, on the Warm Front scheme.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to answer question 248137, tabled on 14 January 2009, on power cuts in Stroud constituency.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Energy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what recent progress the House of Commons has made towards the Government's target of increasing its energy...

    • Parliament: Security

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many staff of hon. Members hold parliamentary passes; and how many such passholders are non-UK nationals.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her latest estimate is of capital expenditure of the Government Olympic Office in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d) 2011-12; and if she...

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much she has spent on media training in each year since her post was created; how many sessions have been provided; and which organisation provided such...

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what the monetary value was of contracts awarded to organisations in each region through the CompeteFor website at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what plans there are to establish competitor training facilities for the London 2012 Olympics in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency.

      Olympic Games 2012: Scotland

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 815W, on Olympic Games 2012: Scotland, what...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each...

    • Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1406W, on the economic situation, what expenditure his Department...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) BlackBerrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A) Ministers,...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) BlackBerrys and (b) other mobile telephones have been provided to (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people have been (a) extradited and (b) prosecuted as a result of the Gambling Commission's mystery shopping pilots in those...

      Licensing Laws: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance his Department plans to issue to unitary authorities created under the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health...

      Parks: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 254W, on parks: Greater London, if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department (a) allocated and (b) spent on (i) sport, (ii) the arts and (iii) heritage in each year since 1997, expressed...

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what professional sporting events with (a) male and (b) female participants he has attended in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Swimming: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the number of those over the age of 60 years who have participated in his Department's free swimming...

      Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many scholars there are in the Talented Athlete Scholarship Scheme (TASS) in each region; and how many TASS scholars there are...

      Television: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking on the disposal of television sets which are not ready for the digital switchover; and what...

  • Women and Equality

    • Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will issue guidance to employers on the provision of information to newly-appointed staff on (a) their company's gender pay gap and (b) their...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions have been...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent reports he has received on banks withdrawing lending from businesses involved with the automotive industry.

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to consolidate the expenditure from the public purse on RBS and Lloyds Banking Group on the Government's balance sheet in...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent employees of HM Revenue and Customs are working with (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what measures to amend the regulatory regime applying to (a) the banking sector and (b) banks which have received public money he is considering to...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions (a) he, (b) his Ministers and (c) his officials have had with representatives of the Department for Innovation, Universities and...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) effect on tax revenue of and (b) number of employees affected by the introduction of the requirement that a company...

      Child Care Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the level of take-up of the childcare element of the Working Tax Credit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for the energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance he has issued to Government Departments on the advertisement of procurement contracts on the website for www.supply2.gov.uk; and which (a)...

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the quantity of (a) index-linked and (b) conventional gilts planned to be auctioned by the Debt Management Office (DMO) in...

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was received from auction of (a) index-linked and (b) conventional gilts by the Debt Management Office in each of the last 12 months.

      Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander: Isle of Man

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to relax the restriction on assets held by Kaupthing Singer and Friedlander (Isle of Man) to allow that institution to make further...

      Lloyds TSB

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of financial liability which has been assumed by the Exchequer as a result of the recent Lloyds TSB rescue package;...

      Monetary Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to adjust the level of the supply of money he plans for the next 12 months; what discussions he has had with the Governor of the Bank of...

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the merits of tax flexibility to assist companies in the automotive sector in dealing with the effects of the economic...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) for what reasons there is a six year limit for contributions to National Insurance shortfalls in relation to the state pension; (2) what assessment...

      Public Expenditure Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of each Public Expenditure Survey paper issued in 2008.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much of the projected expenditure on public sector pensions shown in table 4.1 of the Long-term Public Finance Report he expects will be financed from...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public sector pension schemes' (a) liabilities are included in box 4.3 and (b) expenditure is included in the projections in table 4.1 of the 2008...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the (a) start and (b) end date of the 50-year period is over which he estimated that reforms to the Civil Service, NHS and teachers' pension...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what changes to the number of active members in (a) the NHS Pension Scheme, (b) the Teachers' Pension Scheme, (c) the Principal Civil Service...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will break down the projected public expenditure on public service pensions shown in table 4.1 of the 2008 Long-term Public Finance Report to show...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what allowance was made for the implementation of Agenda for Change and the new contracts for GPs and hospital consultants when assuming rates of salary...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the mortality rates assumed to apply to existing active, deferred and pension members of public sector pension schemes in order to calculate the...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assumptions were made about (a) the proportion of members in public sector pension schemes who are in relationships that could potentially give rise...

      Small Businesses: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to improve access for businesses in the north east to the Small Business Finance Scheme.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from stamp duty land tax receipts in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices; (2) what revenue has accrued...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fines have been imposed on small and medium-sized companies for late payment of (a) value added tax and (b) corporation tax in the last (i) six...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 263W, on VAT, what estimate he has made of the financial effect on (a) the Exchequer and...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Leader of the House what the cost of replacing property lost or stolen from her Office was in each year since 1997.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what joint UK/US initiatives for which his Department is responsible are in place to tackle the production and distribution of drugs.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents designated as troops in contact were recorded in each month of Operation (a) Herrick 4, (b) Herrick 5, (c) Herrick 6 and (d) Herrick 7.

      Armed Forces: Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps his Department has taken in relation to the continuous attitude survey for (a) armed forces families and (b) reserve forces; and if...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Snatch 2A vehicles have been withdrawn from service outside the wire on operations.

      Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria the Government uses when determining to which countries arms may be sold; and if he will make a statement.

      Christmas

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

      Defence Medical Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) psychologists, (b) psychiatrists, (c) mental health nurses and (d) occupational therapists Defence Medical Services employed in each...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      Government Departments: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what security checks his Department undertakes on independent security assessors appointed to positions in (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) other departments.

      NATO: EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last met the NATO Secretary General to discuss the EU-NATO relations as they relate to defence matters; and if he will make a statement.

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of France rejoining the military structure of NATO on (a) UK and (b) NATO policy on nuclear disarmament.

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what collisions involving a UK nuclear powered submarine and (a) another submarine, (b) another naval vessel, (c) a private vessel and (d) a...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what fires have taken place on UK nuclear powered submarines since 1979. [Official Report, 16 September 2009, Vol. 490, c. 40MC.]

      RAF Fairford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what safeguards have been put in place to prevent future fuel spillages by US base authorities at RAF Fairford.

      USA: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 21 June 2004, Official Report, column 1078, on RAF Menwith Hill, for which military bases...

      Wellington Barracks Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to develop the site of the former Wellington Barracks in Bury; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Crisis Loans: Eastbourne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Eastbourne constituency received a crisis loan in each month for the last two years.

    • Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what (a) capital and (b) resource funds his Department has brought forward from its (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11 budgets for use in (A)...

      Departmental Publications

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

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse for the requirement of drug users to undertake (a) rehabilitation plans, (b)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of the number and percentage of households in the private rented sector which received housing benefit in each...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each region have received housing benefit based on local reference rents in each of the last four years.

      Housing Benefit: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his estimate is of the number of individuals in (a) private rented and (b) social housing over the age of 65 years who received housing...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what outreach services are offered by Jobcentre Plus staff outside of Jobcentre Plus; and in what types of locations.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of jobseeker's allowance as a percentage of average earnings was in each year since 1980; and what he estimates the level will...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in jobseeker's allowance to claimants in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency in each of the last five years.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects phase two of the Flexible New Deal to start.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the procurement process for phase two of the Flexible New Deal is due to start.

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples are in receipt of pension credit in each Parliamentary constituency; and what the...

      Public Opinion

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

      Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many benefit entitlement checks have been carried out for people in (a) Crosby constituency and (b) England in the last 12 months.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many drug users have been placed on a training course through progress2work; and how many have completed such a course.

  • Transport

    • A316

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of road works undertaken on the A316 in 2008-09; and for what reasons such works were undertaken.

    • Accidents: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many personnel trained in animal welfare are employed by the Highways Agency to assist traffic officers in road incidents involving injured animals.

      Accidents: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of animals killed on main roads in England in each of the last five years.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will commission an independent review of the Air Transport White Paper.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many concessionary bus passes for people over 60 years have been issued to residents of Essex.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which organisations answered (a) yes, (b) no and (c) blank in respect of each of the questions contained in the consultation on the definition of...

      Chippenham Railway Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects funding to be made available through the Access for All programme for Chippenham railway station.

      Christmas

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

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what consideration he has given to introducing a toll-free crossings trial at the Dartford Crossing.

      Departmental Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 986W, on departmental bank services, what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary value is...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what properties (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Capital Expenditure

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on consultants in respect of (a) cycling and (b) walking in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on consultants in respect of proposals to widen (a) the M1, (b) the M6 and (c) the M62 in each of the last 11 years.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on consultants on road widening schemes (a) in total and (b) in each region in each of the last 11 years.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Energy

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

      Departmental Public Consultations

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 Transport 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 Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1124W, which Ministers took the (a) induction and (b) action learning set course;...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on work-related journeys by (a) taxi, (b) car, (c) train, (d) bus, (e) plane, (f) bicycle, (g) motorcycle and...

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what requirements his Department places on operators of ferries which make journeys of less than 20 miles in respect of (a) passenger loading limits...

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Transport for London on the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak line.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will ensure that before work is undertaken by the Highways Agency which adversely affects residents, information is provided directly to each...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the contract of the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency is due to expire; and what procedures will be followed for the appointment of his successor.

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what meetings there have been between Ministers in his Department and the Chief Executive of the Highways Agency to discuss the workings of the Agency...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people are employed in the section of the Highways Agency that deals with the media and public relations; and what the salary of the person in...

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects the road works on the M3 between the M25 junction 4 to be completed; for what reasons the works were undertaken; and what estimate he...

      M3

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been collected in speeding fines imposed for violations of the 50 miles per hour limit around the roadworks on the M3 in the last 12 months.

      M4: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many times the elevated section of the M4 in London is scheduled to be closed at night in 2009.

      M4: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects works on the elevated section of the M4 in London to be completed.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on consultants in respect of proposals to widen motorways (a) in total and (b) in each region in each of the last 11 years.

      Public Transport: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that public transport in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire is accessible to people with...

      Public Transport: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that public transport is accessible to people with disabilities in (a) England, (b) the North East,...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that Network Rail maintains its expenditure levels on track and overhead line renewals.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will publish the analysis his Department has made of high speed rail using the criteria set out in his Department's New Approach to Transport...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's policy is on the proposed Kent International Gateway project at Junction 8 of the M20; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether the Highways Agency has given any advice to (a) his Department and (b) other interested parties in respect of the Kent International Gateway...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the Faber Maunsell Report on logistical aspects of the Kent International Gateway project prepared for his Department;...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which roads for which the Highways Agency is responsible have distance marker posts marking kilometres; what the cost of installing such posts has been...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the effect of snowfall on the cost of road repairs since 1 January 2009.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will provide funding for local authorities to develop indoor salt storage facilities.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Statement of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1531-44, on new trains (investment), how many of the carriages to be supplied...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the 217 new carriages announced for London Midland in August 2008 are in use.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many of the 1,300 new rail carriages announced by the Government in August 2008 are in use on the rail network.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many rail users (a) complained about and (b) received compensation for overcrowding on trains in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many reported incidents of passengers being (a) taken ill and (b) injured on board trains as a result of overcrowding there were in the latest...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of March 2009, Official Report, columns 1611-2W, on rolling stock, whether the additional vehicles for South Central and South...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fixed speed cameras there are in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what year-on-year change there has been in the number of speed cameras there has been in (a) England, (b) each region and (c) each London borough in...

      Transport: Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how Ministerial responsibility for cross-border transport between each constituency part of the UK is allocated; and if he will make a statement.

      Underground Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he plans to enable the London Mail Rail tunnel to be used for transporting goods.

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park of 26 January 2009, Official Report, column 16W, on Waterloo Station, whether agreement...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will meet the Chairman of the Office of the Rail Regulator to discuss the reliability of service on the Crewe-Euston route provided by London...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the reliability of the London Midland train service on the Crewe-Euston route on (a) weekdays and (b) Sundays.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the evidence of the Economic and Business Minister to the Committee on Arms Export Controls on...

    • Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Sherwood of 8 July 2002, Official Report, column 653W,...

      Better Regulation Executive: Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many policy suggestions have been submitted by members of the public via the tool on the Better...

      British Bankers Association

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what meetings to discuss the economy (a) the Secretary of State, (b) he, (c) other Ministers in his...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will take steps to ensure that provisions for wider availability of broadband access, referred to in...

      Business Link

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many calls were (a) received and (b) answered by Business Link in each region in each of the last 12...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he plans to take to help small and medium-sized enterprises during the recession.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of the (a) enterprise finance guarantee scheme...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme began to operate.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps the Government is taking to promote the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what representations the Government has received from the British Chambers of Commerce in respect of the...

      Business: Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many companies in Wales have (a) applied for and (b) received assistance under the Capital for...

      Business: Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many companies in Wales have (a) applied for and (b) received help under the Working Capital Scheme...

      Capital Enterprise Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications have been made to the Capital Enterprise Scheme.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether organisations which offer salary sacrifice child care vouchers are required to offer child care...

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether it is his Department's policy to offer staff (a) additional leave entitlement for Christmas...

      Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what contracts his Department has awarded to Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners since 1 January 2007; and on what...

      Construction: Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he plans to take to ensure that payments to subcontractors of tier one contractors on...

      Construction: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the proportion of workers in the bricklaying industry who are (a) British...

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) BlackBerrys and (b) mobile telephones were provided to (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) permanent, (b) agency and (c) temporary staff on contracts of (i) up to three months, (ii)...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many items of correspondence his Department sent by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other commercial delivery...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what resource funds his Department has brought forward from its (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 budgets for...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the (a) production and printing and (b) other costs to his Department of...

      East of England Development Agency: Equality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of conducting equality impact assessments in...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps the Government has taken to work with trade unions and employers to minimise the effects...

      Electoral Commission: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2008, Official Report, column 601W, on regulation: departmental...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many firms have applied for funding under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme since its creation;...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many applications have been made to the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of secured loans under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme is.

      Farmers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for what reasons farmers are not eligible for assistance under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much each regional development agency contributed to housing schemes in each year since 2000.

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much trade with India contributed to the UK's gross domestic product in each of the last five years.

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his officials last met the Chairman of the UK-India...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the practice of pre-pack administration on the...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many liquidations which commenced (a) 10 or more and (b) 15 or more years ago have not been...

      LDV: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much funding has been provided to the LDV Group for investment in lower carbon technology since 27...

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of employed women who are employed and have no...

      Motor Industry: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress his Department has made on its scheme for administering loans from the European Investment...

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Bank of England on action...

      Motor Vehicles: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether he plans to introduce a car scrappage scheme.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the Pre-Budget Report 2008, what recent assessment he has made of the progress of each...

      Risk and Regulation Advisory Council

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council has met since its creation; what...

      Risk and Regulation Advisory Council

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what annual budget was allocated to the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council in the last year for which...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his most recent estimate is of the cost of modernising Royal Mail.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will put in place mechanisms to prevent onward sale of shares in Royal Mail which are sold to a...

      Royal Mail: Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many meetings the Chair of Royal Mail's pension fund has had with Mr. Richard Hooper since he published...

      Saudi Arabia: Arms Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 397-8W, on Saudi Arabia: arms trade,...

      Small Business Finance Scheme

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

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many meetings of the (a) Small Business Lending Monitoring Panel, (b) Small Business Lending Forum,...

      Small Businesses: Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that Government departments, local authorities and health trusts...

      Small Businesses: Brewing Industry

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many micro-brewery businesses were operating in the UK in each of the last 10 years.

      Small Businesses: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department is taking to monitor the interest rates charged to small businesses on loans...

      Taxation: Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what resources he is putting in place to ensure that applications for the Small Business Finance Scheme are...

      Taxation: Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which banks he expects to participate in the Small Business Finance Scheme; what steps his Department is...

      Taxation: Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what criteria there will be for small businesses wishing to access funding under the Small Business Finance...

      Taxation: Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Small Business Finance Scheme will become operational; and if he will make a statement.

      Trading Funds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to publish the Trading Fund Assessment.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to answer Question (a) 243136, (b) 243135 and (c) 243821 tabled by the hon. Member for...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) when he plans to answer Question 244004, on the Small Business Finance Scheme, tabled on 10 December...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Absenteeism

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

    • Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department have been tested on...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of such property.

      Departmental Recycling

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) staff and (b) ministerial away days were organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the total cost was...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department undertook in the last 12 months.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 18 December 2008, Official Report, columns 998-1000W, on reoffenders, what the reasons are for the increase in the...

  • International Development

    • Cayman Islands: Hurricanes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of progress in post-hurricane reconstruction efforts in the Cayman Islands following Hurricane Paloma.

    • Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 17W, on departmental personnel, how many employment contracts were...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the cost to his Department of its News Department was in the last financial year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what the cost of his Department's operations in Latin America in 2007-08 was; (2) what the cost of his Department's operations...

      Departmental Recycling

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

      Departmental Standards

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions have...

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) budget and (b) staffing costs of his Department's operations in Kenya in 2007-08 were.

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 40WS, on St. Helena, what estimate he has made...

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent reports he has received of the human rights situation of refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo displaced by the...

      Tanzania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) budget and (b) staffing cost of his Department's operations in Tanzania in 2007-08 was.

  • Justice

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many care orders were (a) sought and (b) granted in each month in 2008.

    • Crime: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the recession on (a) re-offending rates and (b) prison population levels over the next five years.

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Rights and Responsibilities Green Paper of 23 March 2009, what steps he plans to take to ensure that all sections of the UK will have a...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the cost of its consultation on the proposals in the Rights and Responsibilities Green Paper; and how many...

      Haverigg Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has estimated the effect on the economy of (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency of the operation of HM Prison Haverigg in...

      Haverigg Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there are plans to (a) increase the capacity and (b) extend the site of HM Prison Haverigg.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Land Registry received from sales of title (a) registers and (b) plans in each of the last three years.

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many properties registered with the Land Registry changed ownership in each of the last 10 years; and what the (a) median and (b) mean price paid...

      Magistrates Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on the refurbishment of magistrates' court buildings in each of the last three years.

      Magistrates: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what targets are in place for the recruitment of magistrates who are (a) female and (b) from an ethnic minority; (2) what (a) funding and (b)...

      National Offender Management Service: Cwymbran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what use is being made of the former Centrex site in Cwymbran now owned by the National Offender Management Service.

      Offenders: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans the Government have to bring forward proposals to amend the law on the rehabilitation of offenders in line with the 2002 report, "Breaking the...

      Parking Offences: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for parking offences committed in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each of the last five years.

      Prisoner Escapes: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 243W, on prisoner escapes, if he will publish the results of the research referred to.

      Prisons: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prison officers, (b) prison governors and (c) non-officer members of staff working in prisons were assaulted in the course of their work...

      Sean Hodgson

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assistance his Department and its agencies have offered to Mr. Sean Hodgson since his release from prison; and if he will make a statement.

      Supreme Court: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much had been spent on the project to site the Supreme Court in the Middlesex Guildhall building on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Youth Justice: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many volunteer members of youth offending panels there are; (2) how many volunteers served as members of youth offending panels in each month...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file FPS 15/27 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill: Mr Ken Hargreaves; and if he...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many late abortions were performed in pregnancies of 24 weeks or more in the latest year for which figures are available; how many and what percentage...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many officials in his Department have responsibility for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy on abortion, broken down by pay band;...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of deliveries resulted in (a) a baby with low birthweight and (b) stillbirth in each lower layer super output area in the most recent...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1676W, on departmental ICT, whether his Department has received a certificate...

      Euthanasia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent reports he has received of allegations of patients having been given drugs by doctors to accelerate their death; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will discuss with his EU counterparts the adequacy of labelling on meat products which are injected with a mixture of salt, phosphates and water;...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals in respect of the labelling of enhanced fresh meats to indicate if they have been injected with a mixture of salt,...

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 207-14W, on general practitioners: finance, what the name and postcode is of each...

      Health Professions: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with (a) the General Medical Council, (b) the Royal College of Nursing, (c) the British Medical Association and (d)...

      Health Service Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what effect the implementation of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (a) has had and (b) is expected to have on the workload of the Health Service...

      Health Service Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has requested additional funding from HM Treasury in relation to the Health Ombudsman's new role in the NHS complaints process.

      Health: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to receive the Independent Review Panel's report on A Picture of Health for South East London; and if he will make a statement.

      HIV Infection: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department provided for (a) the Eileen Trust and (b) the MacFarlane Trust in 2008-09.

      Hospitals: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reports of physical attacks against NHS hospital staff there were in each of the last three years; and how many prosecutions were made in respect...

      Hospitals: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what percentage of hospitals in each NHS organisation recorded in ERIC returns clinical ward activity was suspended during mealtimes except in...

      Human Papilloma Virus: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many girls, of each age, have been vaccinated against human Papilloma virus in (a) Sunderland and (b) England.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the illustrative assessment of the impact of an influenza pandemic on the economy referred to on pages 21 to 22...

      Learning Disability: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from local authorities on the transfer of learning disability commissioning funds from primary care trusts to...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which primary care trusts his Department has (a) sought and (b) received assurances in relation to the delivery of the guarantees made in...

      Mental Health: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) teenagers and (b) people were admitted to psychiatric units for mental health problems associated with cannabis use in each of the last 15...

      NHS: Civil Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to reduce the amount of money available to the NHS in respect of legal actions.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of follow-up care for procedures carried out (a) privately and (b) abroad in the latest period for...

      NHS: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) target and (b) actual allocation for North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust is in 2009-10; (2) if he will estimate the...

      NHS: Professional Discretion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review each directive which have been issued by his Department to (a) primary care trusts, (b) NHS hospital trusts, (c) other NHS trusts and...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effect on the Government's obesity reduction strategy of the inclusion of...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what designated centres for obesity surgery have been approved by the NHS's specialised commissioning groups in (a) the West Midlands, (b) London, (c)...

      Pests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of (a) collecting information on pest vectors and (b) developing capacity to identify pest-related risks in...

      Pregnancy: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost to the NHS was of providing services to expectant mothers aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years or over throughout their...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what conditions provide grounds for exemption from prescription charges; when the list of such conditions was (a) first established and (b) last...

      Pressure Sores

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many recorded complaints about pressure sores were made to (a) hospitals, (b) primary care trusts and (c) strategic health authorities in each of...

      Primary Care Trusts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average staff-to-patient ratio in primary care trusts is; and what the ratio is for Wirral Primary Care Trust.

      Sexually Transmitted Infections: Hillingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with each category of sexually-transmitted infection in the London Borough of Hillingdon in each of the last five years for...

      Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of systemic lupus erythematosus was in the last 12 months.

      Thalidomide: Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people affected adversely by thalidomide have been provided with assistance dogs.

      Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission an independent external assessment of NHS strategy in respect of services for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis.

      Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place for the monitoring and evaluation of services provided for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis (TB); and what steps...

      Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of progress on prevention of tuberculosis in the last 12 months; (2) what his Department's priority milestones are for...

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to monitor the incidence of acute disseminated encephalomyelitis after vaccination.

      Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements have been made for the employment, pay and conditions of community health workers employed by Waltham Forest Primary Care Trust...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was provided to each London local authority for community cohesion projects in the last period for which figures are...

    • Council Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1171-72W, on council housing: rents, if she will make it her...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what expenditure under what budgetary headings her Department incurred in relation to its Arms-Length Bodies in Finance...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in her Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions...

      Eco-towns: St. Austell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding the promoters of the St Austell eco-town development have applied for under the Community Infrastructure Fund;...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many road traffic accidents which resulted in a person requiring extrication from a vehicle the Fire and Rescue Service...

      Fire Services: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many major injuries were sustained by firefighters in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex in each year of the last 10 years.

      Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects the review of the brownfield designation of garden land to be completed; and if she will make a statement.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies spent on (a) renovation and (b) decoration in each of the...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenants Service Authority have spent on (i) signage and (ii)...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the (a) Tenants Service Authority and (b) Homes and Communities Agency have spent on public affairs consultancy since...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the Housing Revenue Account's annual income was derived from rent (a) from dwellings and (b) sources other...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what expenditure under what main budget headings was incurred on the spending on supervision and management out of the Housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Government is on target to meet its aspiration of building three million new homes by 2020; and if she will make a...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much she expects her Department to spend on the MyChoiceHomeBuy scheme in 2009-10; (2) how much she expects her...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average price of a property purchased with assistance from the First Time Buyers Initiative has been; and if she will...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been provided to local authorities to support their work in helping eastern European migrants to return...

      Local Government Finance: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the likely effect on local authority expenditure of the proposed new duty for public...

      National Housing and Planning Advice Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit's board...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the Transitional Relief Scheme is not to be renewed; what assessment she has made of the effect on small...

      Railways: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will have discussions with the Department for Transport on the implications for regional spatial and economic strategies...

      Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers she has in respect of the (a) amendment and (b) revocation of regional spatial strategies.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authority tenants and (b) housing association tenants there are in each local authority area in England.

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many sheltered housing schemes have employed a (a) full-time and (b) part-time warden in each of the last five years.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average social housing monthly rent has been in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average central government subsidy per social housing tenant was in each region in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.

      Social Rented Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of her Department's social rented programme budget for 2010-11 has been brought forward for use in 2008-09 and...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to answer Question 245558, tabled on 18 December 2008, on Government plans to promote the UK as a standard setter...

  • House of Lords

    • Advertising: Deep Packet Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether interception-based advertising that uses deep packet inspection is consistent with the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

    • Afghanistan: Helmand Province

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Simmonds/Ferozuddin report Support to the Health Sector in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, dated 30 December 2008.

      Agriculture: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will give to the Environment Agency to increase the number of farmers attending the agency's courses on reducing soil pollution and salvaging...

      Anti-social Behaviour Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) anti-social behaviour orders, and (b) cautions, have been issued for behaviour on public transport, at bus shelters and in railway stations in each of...

      Armed Forces: Administration Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they classify the Army's manning and training margin and service children's education as administration costs.

      Bailiffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many HM Court Service warrants more than 180 days old had not been returned to the courts by the bailiffs concerned, at the latest date for which the data are...

      Bailiffs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend that all bailiffs should be certificated.

      Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with respect to Clause 46 of the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Bill (a) what steps they are taking to address the concerns of the government of the Isle of...

      Business Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will calculate the premiums payable by the banks under the recently announced scheme by which the Government will guarantee loans made to companies with...

      Children: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report Children talking to ChildLine about suicide, published by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children,...

      Chocolate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their purchasing of chocolate products favours those with Fairtrade certification; and whether they will encourage British cocoa manufacturers to follow...

      Climate Change: London

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have forecast the effect of climate change on the centre of London over the next 50 years; and, if so, whether they will publish the findings.

      Counter-Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by the Attorney-General and the Lord Advocate in drawing up the main considerations relevant to decisions to be made under Section 28...

      Crime: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 19 March (WA 70—71), whether they will consider ending the practice of Northern Ireland magistrates deciding...

      Criminal Procedure Rules 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in respect of the duties described in rule 52.8(13) of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005 (SI 2005/384), HM Courts Service ensures that there is compliance...

      Criminal Procedure Rules 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for the most recent period for which data is available, what percentage of executed warrants issued by the Greater London magistrates' courts have had written...

      Criminal Procedure Rules 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in respect of the wording of rule 52.8(13) of the Criminal Procedure Rules 2005 (SI 2005/384), what legislation sets out and authorises a person to charge the...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence there is that Criminal Records Bureau checks have reduced the incidence of child abuse.

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what circumstances someone must undergo multiple Criminal Records Bureau checks; and for what reasons.

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 201), how much of the unallocated provision in the Department for International Development's...

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 201), what are the sporting activities linked to the London Olympic Games; in which countries the...

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 202), what was the proportion contributed by the Department for International Development, the...

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 202), whether Returns and Repatriation count as Overseas Development Aid; whether the Department...

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 203), what funds were transferred from the Ministry of Defence or the Foreign and Commonwealth...

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 203), by how much the United Kingdom's Overseas Development Allowance GNI ratio will change; what...

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming White Paper on aid and development policy will ensure that all such policies are conflict-sensitive.

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the forthcoming White Paper on aid and development will support working partnerships between schools, universities, professional bodies, trade unions,...

      Drugs: Khat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any link between organised crime, terrorism and the khat trade.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for the education maintenance allowance for the current school year remain unprocessed; what steps they are taking to clear the backlog; and...

      Electoral Register: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 9 March (WA 204), what was the full cost of bringing Mr Ian Withers to court.

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average interest rate being offered to lenders by each bank participating in the enterprise finance guarantee scheme.

      Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) legal and (b) illegal firearms they estimate are in the United Kingdom. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) legal and (b) illegal firearms...

      Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were convicted of (a) possession, and (b) use of an illegal firearm, in (1) 1997, and (2) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the government of Egypt the opening of the Rafah crossing, so as to allow access to Gaza for the transport of materials for...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they and the quartet will take to ensure that sufficient food supplies reach Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the consequences of the partial blockade of Gaza for the mental health of the population. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether...

      Government Departments: Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many counter-terrorism exercises each department conducted (a) last year, and (b) in each other year for which figures are available.

      Government: IT Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which information technology contracts with a value of £50 million or over have been entered into by the Attorney-General's Office since 1997; and which of...

      Government: IT Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which information technology contracts with a value of £50 million or over have been entered into by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport since 1997;...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organophosphate chemicals and other anticholinesterase chemical and medicinal products are licensed for use in the United Kingdom; and what is the purpose...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many research projects commissioned by the Ministry of Defence into Gulf War Illnesses have been placed with researchers at King's College, London, and how...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Bach on 19 March (WA 76—78) regarding the consideration of immigration appeals, what is the policy which permits the...

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the recent discussions between the Minister for Borders and Immigration, Phil Woolas, and the French Minister for Immigration, Éric Besson,...

      Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement) Consultation Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the words "a county council, or district council, in England" in the draft Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement Consultation) Regulations...

      Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement) Consultation Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to add Leaders' Boards, Multi-Agency Agreements and Economic Prosperity Boards to the list of statutory consultees in the draft Infrastructure...

      International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider their decision to stop paying the fees for United Kingdom membership of the International Commission on Irrigation and Drainage which...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long they expect the process to take for holding an officer to account as proposed in Clause 16 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under Clause 16(10) of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill, "another officer of the authority" can include any officials from...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal advice they have received on any human rights, employment law or other legal implications of the proposed Clause 16 of the Local Democracy, Economic...

      Media: Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Carter of Barnes on 23 March (WA 98), whether the practice of filming media interviews while the interviewee is driving a...

      Mental Capacity Act 2005: Code of Practice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many copies of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 Code of Practice, issued by the Lord Chancellor in April 2007, have been printed; and how many copies of the code...

      National Park Authorities (Amendment) (England) Order

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to the National Park Authorities (Amendment) (England) Order 2009 (SI 2009/557), which gives the Secretary of State the power to select 16 members...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House the further report commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority and the London Organising Committee of the...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games to reconsider its decision in favour of siting the shooting at Woolwich.

      Olympic Games 2012: Temporary Venues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 December 2008 (WA 17), whether they will place in the Library of the House the final copy of the KPMG...

      Parking: Wembley Stadium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have received from the Metropolitan Police on safety and security issues arising from the owners of car parks surrounding Wembley Stadium not...

      Petitions

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

      Petitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take if a local authority refuses to accept a petition asking them to call an officer to account at a public meeting of the authority, as...

      Petitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they would take if an elected local council refused to accept a petition requiring an officer to be called to account, as proposed under Clause 16 of...

      Planning: National Policy Statements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many national policy statements they plan to issue under the Planning Act 2008; on what subjects; and what are the timetables for consultation on and...

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last carried out a review of polygamy and income support.

      Prisoners: Facilitated Returns Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign persons held in HM Prison Liverpool on the last available date have applied for the Facilitated Returns Scheme; and what is the average time spent...

      Prisons: In-cell Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to install in-cell electricity in HM Prison Latchmere House.

      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 International Development" in annex A to the...

      Railways: Cancellations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of train journeys in 2008 that were terminated before reaching the originally-intended destination; and what number of...

      Railways: East Midland Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in view of the number of commuters travelling into Nottingham, why the franchise for East Midland Trains specifies that three trains should arrive in Nottingham...

      Railways: East Midland Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why four trains operate on the Matlock branch after 6.30pm but two operate on the service from Nottingham to Lincoln.

      Railways: East Midland Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they allow certain trains between Nottingham and Lincoln to take over an hour when the best achievable journey time is 45 minutes.

      Railways: East Midland Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they specify there should be two trains per hour between Exeter and Exmouth but one train per hour between Nottingham and Lincoln, bearing in mind their...

      Road Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost in real terms to the United Kingdom of repairing and strengthening road bridges in compliance with European Union legislation.

      Roads: Litter

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when litter was last cleared from the verges of (a) the A34 west of Oxford, and (b) the A40 between Witney and Oxford.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Rural Payments Agency has set the standard reduction in 2009 for a first-time breach of cross-compliance standards at 3 per cent.

      Schengen Information System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they did not arrange to access the police data in Schengen Information System (SIS) soon after 2000; and what the impact is on United Kingdom security in...

      Schools: International GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why it is necessary for International GCSEs to be accredited in order for them to be included in contextual value added calculations.

      Schools: International GCSEs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 23 March (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 441) that "IGCSEs have not been submitted for accreditation...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) individuals, and (b) companies, charities or other organisations, are recorded on the Suspicious Activity Reports database of the Serious Organised...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all Suspicious Activity Reports submitted to the Serious Organised Crime Agency are recorded on the database of the Agency; and whether those reports which...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Nottingham County Council has access to the Suspicious Activity Reports database of the Serious Organised Crime Agency; and which other local authorities have...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what records are kept of those accessing the Suspicious Activity Reports database of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

      Shipping: Liners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow liners into the River Mersey in 2009 and 2010.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Carter of Barnes on 23 March (WA 105) concerning the depiction of smoking in television programmes, whether they propose to...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact on European Union aid for reconstruction in south Sudan of the Government of Sudan not signing the Cotonou agreement;...

      Telephone Helplines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding they provide to telephone helplines for children and adults.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission a review of the processes for listing and de-listing terrorist groups and individuals and for imposing sanctions, nationally and by...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations have been proscribed under terrorism legislation in each of the last 10 years.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which of the Project ARGUS training exercises developed by the National Counter-Terrorism Security Office for night-time economy businesses, airport and railway...

      Traffic Penalty Tribunal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 12 March (WA 280), what legal entity, rather than the statutory powers, employs the Traffic Penalty Tribunal...

      Transport: Buses and Coaches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on which bus and coach services in England those aged 60 or over with bus passes could travel free of charge on 31 March, but can no longer travel free of charge...

      Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the approach of the Rural Development Agencies towards funding rural transport initiatives which were transferred to them from...

      Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in drawing up schemes for developing innovative rural transport, they consider sustaining initiatives from previous allocations which may be short of funds.

      Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Local Transport Act 2008 made it simpler for local authorities to provide vehicles and drivers for community...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people registered as unemployed in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) the parliamentary constituency of Manchester Withington have received help with the...

      Youth Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government upon what evidence the Youth Justice Board based its decision to alter the asset scores in the three bands of the framework for assessing intervention levels in...

      Youth Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Ministry of Justice has made of the impact of changing the asset scores in the three bands of the framework for assessing intervention levels...

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