Written answers

Monday, 20 April 2009

  • Olympics

    • Legacy: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what plans she has for the legacy use of Olympics sporting venues by young people.

    • Construction Programme

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent progress has been made on the London 2012 Olympics construction programme; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Delivery Authority Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many organisations based outside London have been awarded contracts by the Olympic Delivery Authority.

      Housing

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she is taking to ensure that housing built for the London 2012 Olympics will be available to rent and to buy after the event concludes.

      Employment: Olympic Park

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many local people are employed in the construction of the Olympic Park site; and how many of them were unemployed immediately prior to their employment on...

      Olympic Games 2012: Tourism

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the number of additional visitors expected to visit the UK as a result of the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what properties his Department has sold in each of the last five years.

    • Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) accommodation, (b) financial systems, (c) personnel and (d) ICT and (e) other administrative support services his Department receives from...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department (a) spent on salaries for (i) special advisers and (ii) communications and press officers in each year since 2003 and (b)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department paid the (a) Ministry of Justice and (b) Scottish Executive for (i) accommodation, (ii) financial systems, (iii) personnel,...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 provided; and...

      Opinion Leader Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has paid Opinion Leader Research in each year since November 2007.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many contracts of employment relating to staff employed by right hon. and hon. Members the Department of...

    • Parliament: Visits

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many participants in tours of Parliament booked through the central tours office which took place in the...

      Publications: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission at what times on each sitting day (a) the Official Report, (b) the Summary Agenda and Order of Business,...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many full level 2 qualifications completed by adult learners have included (a) mathematics GCSE and (b) English GCSE in...

    • Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what percentage of students who attended Aimhigher courses, events or workshops subsequently enrolled in a university...

      Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many sixth form students attended Aimhigher courses, events or workshops in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06.

      Aimhigher Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what the budget for the Aimhigher programme was in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2005-06; (2) how much was spent...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people have made use of Skills Accounts since the launch of the pilots in September 2008.

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how much has been spent on each project under the Building Colleges for the Future programme in each year since its...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Department for Children, Schools and...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which further education colleges with capital funding projects which have been submitted to the Building Schools for the...

      Departmental Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 900W, on departmental bank services, what the monetary...

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff in his Department (a) were disciplined and (b) had their employment terminated as a result of a poor...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their buildings...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has allocated for staff bonuses in 2008-09.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c) 2010-11 and (d)...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much is being spent on each form of advertising in the Train to Gain advertising campaign by (a) the Learning and Skills...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much and what proportion of its waste his Department recycled in 2007-08.

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills 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 Innovation, Universities and Skills 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 Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1095W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended...

      Foreign Students: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what changes have been made to the rules in respect of financial support for British students travelling to the US since the...

      Further Education: Finance

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

      Higher Education: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent assessment he has given to the merits of the provision of further and higher education institutions in all areas...

      Innovation: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what projects to develop more environmentally efficient private motor vehicles have been sponsored by his Department's...

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what terms of reference Sir Andrew Foster has been given for his review of the Learning and Skills Council's capital budget.

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the Learning and Skills Council on the allocation of funding to training providers...

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what factors have been taken into account in determining the remuneration for Learning and Skills Council staff responsible...

      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, for how many...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of students from universities awarded a charter (a) before 1993 and (b) in 1993 or after offer at least one...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many students have had their university tuition fees met from public funds in each of the last five years.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many publicly-funded places for first-time undergraduates there were in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and how many there...

      Vocational Guidance: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many unique visitors the website www.careersadvice.direct.gov.uk had in (a) 2008 and (b) 2007.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many learners were on Learning and Skills Council-funded work-based learning and Train to Gain provision at the end...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what research his Department has (a) evaluated and (b) commissioned on the (i) effectiveness of skills training courses and...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) males aged between 16 and 18, (b) females aged between 16 and 18, (c) males aged between 19 and 24 and (d)...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 27 November 2008, Official Report, column 666W, on departmental training, whether he has taken any personal training courses since that date.

    • Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Prime Minister how much expenditure was incurred in respect of the overseas visits he undertook (a) between June and December 2007 and (b) in 2008.

      Fred Goodwin

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions Sir Fred Goodwin has been invited to 10 Downing Street for (a) official social engagements and (b) meetings in each of the last five years.

      G20

      To ask the Prime Minister what visits he has made to each of the G20 countries since June 2007.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Prime Minister what hospitals he has visited since becoming Prime Minister; and what the date of each visit was.

      Iraq: Inquiries

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he has set a timetable for establishing an Iraq inquiry.

      Ministers: Members Interests

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will allow the Independent Adviser on Ministers' Interests to initiate inquiries of his own volition.

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1137W, on Ministers: pay, how many Ministers have received severance pay in accordance with section 4...

      National Security

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 March 2009, Official Report, columns 3-4WS, on the National Security Forum, what assessment he made of the merits of...

      Oral Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Prime Minister on how many occasions since June 2007 he has asked a ministerial colleague to respond to Oral Questions to the Prime Minister; what the reason was on each occasion; and...

      President Obama: Discussions

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what discussions he has had with President Obama on troop levels in Iraq; (2) what discussions he has held with President Obama on co-operation with the United...

      Russia

      To ask the Prime Minister when he next expects to meet the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation.

      Russia

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to visit Russia in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Usa

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost to the public purse was of his recent visit to the United States of America.

      USA: Ballistic Missile Defence

      To ask the Prime Minister what recent discussions he has had with the US administration on missile defence (a) facilities in the UK and (b) deployment in the EU; if he will hold discussions on...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Regional Community Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in Sport England regional budgets on revenue and capital funding for regional...

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department provided for the promotion of England as a tourism destination in 2008-09.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on policy to provide support for the tourism industry.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the contribution of heritage in attracting tourists from overseas.

      Sport: North East England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding he plans to provide for sport in the north-east in 2009-10.

      Local News Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he plans to provide support for local news organisations.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills on provision of apprenticeships in the...

      Newspaper Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with representatives of the newspaper industry on advertisements for sexual services in local newspapers.

      Regional Theatres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to support regional theatres.

      London Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what opportunities his Department is making available to local authorities to encourage sporting and cultural activities in connection...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many licensees have had their licence revoked for selling alcohol to an under-age person in each of the last five years.

      Bookmakers: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to regulate the use of betting exchanges as a means of avoiding requirements on bookmakers in relation to licensing...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for how long his Department has followed the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1888W, on departmental training, which Ministers have attended the...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many training courses were taken by (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in each of the last three years; and...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much it cost his Department to maintain its White List of countries permitted to advertise gambling services in the UK in each of...

      Local Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of press and broadcasting organisations on the future of weekly and regional...

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many swimming pools offering free swimming to over 60 year olds do so only after 9.00 am.; (2) what recent estimate he has...

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many swimming pools in (a) Lancashire and (b) England are taking part in the free swimming initiatives.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many pensioners over the age of 75 years resident in Houghton and Washington East constituency received a free television licence in...

      Tourism: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Torbay of 11 March 2009, Official Report, columns 461-2W, on tourism: South West,...

      Tourism: Summertime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received from the tourism industry on daylight saving.

  • Women and Equality

    • Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of (a) levels of public support for and (b) potential harmful consequences of the marketing of (i) products and (ii)...

    • Age: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent assessment she has made of her policy on (a) age-based concessions in the insurance industry and (b) age limits on group holidays.

      Departmental Bank Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with which banks the Government Equalities Office has or has had contracts for the provision of financial advice, for the financial year 2008-09.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 335-6W, on manpower: Equality and Human Rights Commission, how many staff who were...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 335-6W, on manpower: Equality and Human Rights Commission, what the staffing costs...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the (a) pay band of and (b) cash equivalent pension transfer value accrued by each member of the senior management board of the Commission of...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 335-6W, on manpower: Equality and Human Rights Commission, how many staff of the...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Computers

      To ask the Leader of the House how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in her Office in each year since 2005; and at what cost.

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A) Ministers, (B) special advisers...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Departmental Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what the Church Commissioners' own administration costs were in (a) 2006 and (b) 2007.

    • Departmental Land

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many acres of agricultural land were sold by the Church Commissioners in each year from 2000 to 2008.

      Departmental Land

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how much the Church Commissioners received on average per acre of agricultural land they sold in each year since 2000.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many people the Church Commissioners employ directly; and at what annual salary cost.

      Property Development

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what proposed property development schemes the Church Commissioners are participating in.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) troops in contact incidents and (b) indirect fire events were recorded in (i) Afghanistan and (ii) Iraq in each month of the last three years.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contacts between British and anti-coalition militia forces there have been in Helmand province in each roulement since June 2006.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military engagements there have been between UK armed forces and Taliban insurgents in the last two months

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel at each grouping of rank served in Operation (a) Herrick 4, (b) Herrick 5, (c) Herrick 6 and (d) Herrick 7; how many...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel at each grouping of rank who served in Operation (a) Herrick 4, (b) Herrick 5, (c) Herrick 6 and (d) Herrick 7 have left the armed...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rounds of (a) 51 mm and (b) 81 mm mortar ammunition of all natures were used in Operation (i) Herrick 4, (ii) Herrick 5, (iii) Herrick 6 and...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what forewarning the US military gives to British armed forces commanders in Afghanistan of (a) Predator unmanned aerial vehicle attacks into Pakistan...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers from The First Battalion The Rifles have sustained injuries in Afghanistan in the category of (a) very seriously injured, (b)...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training on improvised explosive devices is provided to armed forces personnel assigned to duties in Afghanistan before deployment; what percentage...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been (a) seriously and (b) very seriously (i) injured and (ii) wounded by improvised explosive devices in...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what tasks private contractors are undertaking in Afghanistan on behalf of his Department.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of UK service personnel deployed in Afghanistan are engaged in tackling heroin production.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the (a) purchase and (b) use on operations of personal kit by members of the armed forces.

      Armed Forces Pay Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 31 March 2009, Official Report, column 53W, on Armed Forces Pay Review Body, from which budgets he...

      Armed Forces Pay Review Body

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the additional expenditure by his Department above its 2.5 per cent. financial planning assumption increase necessary fully...

      Armed Forces: Career Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what opportunities exist for non-commissioned personnel to become commissioned officers in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many British military personnel are deployed in (a) Tajikistan, (b) Uzbekistan, (c) the Kyrgyz Republic and (d) Turkmenistan.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many conventional British military personnel are working in Frontier Corps training schools in Pakistan; and at which schools.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, columns 563-64W, on armed forces: housing, how many service family accommodation units are...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on upgrading housing for armed forces personnel in each year since 2002.

      Armed Forces: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rules govern serving members of the armed forces talking to the media.

      Armed Forces: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the incidence of mental illness among serving soldiers in each age group.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the wastage rates from (a) phase 1 and (b) phase 2 training were in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) target and (b) actual number of gains to trained strength for (i) officers and (ii) other ranks in each service was since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual strength of each Volunteer Reserve service is.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what joint UK/EU development funding has been made available to armoured vehicle manufacturers in each year since 2004; in respect of which vehicles such...

      Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average tour interval of each infantry battalion in the Army was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      AWE Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) public-private partnership and (b) private finance initiative arrangements may be put in place under the AWE Aldermaston management contract.

      D-Day Landings: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department plans to take to assist veterans to commemorate the 65th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy.

      Defence: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 426, on defence: international co-operation, what...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) grade II, (b) grade II* and (c) grade I listed buildings have been owned by his Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff work in his Department's Intellectual Property Rights Directorate employs; and what the Directorate's (a) expenditure and (b) income was...

      Departmental Copyright

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of administering Defence Crown Copyright was in each of the last five years; and how much was received in copyright fees in each such year.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate by 15 per cent. by...

      Departmental Health Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on private medical contractors in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Defence 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 provided; and...

      Erasmus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the UK is not participating in the Erasmus military officer training programme.

      European Defence Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what joint procurement projects his Department has participated in with the European Defence Agency since 2004; and what assessment he has made of the...

      European Defence Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department has provided to the European Defence Agency in each year since 2004; what mechanisms are in place to (a) audit such...

      Ex-servicemen: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints about the outcomes of claims for (a) war disablement pension and (b) compensation for injuries or illness incurred during service...

      Ex-servicemen: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of unsuccessful claimants for (a) war disablement pensions and (b) compensation for injuries or illness incurred during service in the...

      Ex-servicemen: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average length of time taken by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency and its predecessors to deal with cases relating to (a) war...

      Ex-servicemen: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (a) referred to and (b) received from the Department for Work and Pensions in each year since 2007.

      Ex-servicemen: Military Decorations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many errors in the delivery of medals to veterans his Department has recorded in each year since 2003.

      Ex-servicemen: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of his Department's average expenditure on a tribunal case related to veterans in the last 12 months.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on the future of the A400M programme.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the first A400M transport aircraft to be introduced in the Royal Air Force; and if he will make a statement.

      Kenya: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which companies of 20 Parachute Battalion of the Kenyan army have received training from the British Army since 2005.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department plans to reply to the letter of 3 March 2009 from the hon. Member for Billericay and the hon. Member for Norwich North requesting a...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 424W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, with whom the national contract for...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1366W, on Hercules aircraft, how many platforms were factored into the figure of 15,680...

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department is having with Lockheed on the purchase of tactical airlift aircraft.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the sources of capital for the (a) suppliers and (b) backers of the A400M aircraft.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the percentage shortfall of required spares for each helicopter type is in the (a) Army Air Corps, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training exercises have been conducted under the European Carrier Group Interoperability Initiative with the exclusive purpose of improving...

      Pakistan: Al Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any official in his Department was given notice by any representative of (a) the Pakistan government and (b) the US administration of the US...

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights from RAF Brize Norton have been abandoned following commencement owing to mechanical faults in each year since 2005.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) posts and (b) categories of post in public service are incompatible with service in the Reserve Forces.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what Royal Navy assets are (a) participating and (b) planned to participate in Operation Atalanta.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the effects of reductions in the value of sterling on the estimated costs of the Trident replacement programme.

      Warships: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 647, on the warship...

      Warships: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Oral Answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 16, what the evidential basis was for his statement that the UK has the largest...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of farmers who have diversified their business into activities outside food...

    • Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many on-farm anaerobic digesters there are in each parliamentary constituency in England.

      Animal Feed: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of animal feed ingredients of each (a) type of crop and (b) country of origin was imported in each of the last...

      Animal Welfare: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department has allocated for (a) animal health and (b) increasing agricultural productivity in the South...

      Animals: Circuses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the importation of elephants to perform in circuses; and whether his...

      Beijing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many visits were made by staff of his Department to Beijing in the financial year 2007-08.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent in each region on tackling bovine tuberculosis in each of the last three years; what...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have been slaughtered because of suspected bovine tuberculosis in the last 12 months; and at what cost. [R]

      Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the potential health effects of composting.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress his Department has made towards the target of increasing its energy efficiency per square metre of its...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the change in the annual cost to his Department of maintaining the empty public buildings owned...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the initial estimated (a) cost and (b) delivery date was of each ICT project initiated by his Department and its...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) which ICT projects his Department and its predecessors initiated and abandoned before completion in each year since...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 332-4W, on redundancy, how many staff left his...

      Environment Agency: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Environment Agency spent on administration costs in each of the last three years.

      Farmers: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the likely average business income from a cropping farm in 2008-09.

      Farmers: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average business income from cropping farms was in each of the last 10 years.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what types of critical infrastructure were categorised as at risk of flooding by the Environment Agency in each of the last...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to publish the draft Floods and Water Bill.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the level of uptake of flood warnings; and by what means such warnings are delivered.

      Flood Control: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on the design and management of each flooding and coastal protection project currently under...

      Flooding Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of the recommendations made in Sir Michael Pitt's final report on Learning lessons from the 2007 floods have been...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the electronic maps developed by the Environment Agency which identify those areas vulnerable to flash...

      Floods: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1127W, on floods: Essex, (1) which of the schemes in...

      Floods: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence and severity of flooding in the south east of England.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent countering fly tipping measures in each of the last five years.

      Fly-tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent steps his Department has taken to tackle fly-tipping; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent...

      Food: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which countries have tariff-free access for (a) some and (b) all of their food product exports to the EU; and in respect of...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much food was thrown away (a) in tonnes and (b) as a percentage of total food sales in each of the last three years.

      Litter: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the smoking ban on the level of tobacco-related litter on streets.

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle were slaughtered owing to irregularities with their passports in each of the last 10 years.

      Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals of each species were disposed of through the National Fallen Stock Scheme in each year since the scheme came...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 30 January 2009, on farmers producing...

      Moscow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many visits were made by staff of his Department to Moscow in the financial year 2007-08.

      Phytophthora Ramorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the rate of (a) Phytophthora ramorum and (b) Phytophthora kernoviae...

      Phytophthora Ramorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on tackling (a) Phytophthora ramorum and (b) Phytophthora kernoviae in the most recent period...

      Phytophthora Ramorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on diseases caused by (a) Phytophthora ramorum and (b) Phytophthora kernoviae .

      Pigs: Animal Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of levels of post-weaning mortality in pigs in each year since 1997.

      Pigs: Animal Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the levels of wasting syndrome found in pigs in each year since 1997.

      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, which existing power...

      Soil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Environment Agency plans to publish the revised (a) toxicological and (b) soil guideline value reports for (i)...

      South East Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to announce a decision on whether to hold an inquiry into South East Water's Water Resources Management Plan;...

      Warm Front Scheme: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many boilers installed under the Warm Front scheme in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency have required repair on (a)...

      Water Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the procedures of an inquiry by his Department into a water company's Water Resources Action Plan includes an appeals...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Advisory Services: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance his Department has provided to staff working for Jobcentre Plus on the referral of clients to receive debt advice.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much in child support payments remained uncollected by the Child Support Agency on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Christmas

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

      Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of Christmas bonuses were paid in (a) December 2008, (b) January 2009 and (c) February 2009; and how many and...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of recipients of the Christmas bonus will get the additional £60 between (a) 1 and 15 January, (b) 16 and...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of recipients of the Christmas bonus received their additional £60 by the end of January; how many of the...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the expenditure required from the public purse to alter personal allowances for council tax benefit to provide that...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the expenditure required from the public purse to (a) raise to £50,000 and (b) abolish the upper capital limit for...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that crisis loans customers can obtain a face-to-face assessment at their local Jobcentre with crisis loans...

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans officers there are operating the telephone helpline service for customers; and if he will make a statement.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the number of calls made by customers for crisis loans which went through to a recorded message, (b) the...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) organisational process and (b) staff resources his Department uses to provide assurance on IT system security.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn, Hatfield of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1636-38W, on the departmental...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) staff of and (b) contractors for his Department based in London are paid less than the London living wage.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 626W, on departmental recruitment, what estimate he has made of the annual...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's policy is on the practice of holding departmental away days outside the Department's buildings.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of applications for disability living allowance were returned because the applicant was aged over 65 in the last...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants in receipt of jobseeker's allowance have entered voluntary drug rehabilitation programmes in each of the last five years.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what meetings representatives of his Department have had on the UK's potential membership of the euro in the last six months; and how many...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of (a) new and (b) existing employment and support allowance claimants will participate in progression to...

      European Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projects in each Government region are planned to receive funding from the European Social Fund in the period 2007 to 2013; and how much...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects to publish proposals for changes to housing benefit.

      Incapacity Benefit: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many reviews of entitlement to incapacity benefit have been triggered as a result of claimants undertaking voluntary work.

      Incentives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long he expects the employers' golden hello incentive scheme to operate.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for income support took (a) fewer than five days, (b) between five and 10 days, (c) between 10 and 20...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to his contribution of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 176, on Woolworths, how many people made redundant from Woolworths as a...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobcentres there were in (a) rural and (b) urban areas in England in each year since 1997.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will assess the merits of reopening Jobcentre Plus branches in market towns more than 15 miles from the nearest branch.

      Jobcentre Plus: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus offices (a) have closed in the last 12 months and (b) are scheduled for closure; what the reason for closure is in...

      Jobcentre Plus: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many compensation payments, and of what total value, were paid to Jobcentre Plus customers in the form of (a) payments to restore...

      Jobcentre Plus: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many registered unemployed people in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency Jobcentre Plus has assisted in finding work in each of the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the level of sickness absence attributable to work-related stress among staff in jobcentres in (a) Hemel...

      Jobcentre Plus: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers were employed in job centres in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers working in Jobcentre Plus are graded at (a) executive officer and (b) higher executive officer level; and what the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many personal advisers were employed in jobcentres in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the salary cost was of (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff employed in (i) benefit delivery centres, (ii) customer-facing...

      Jobcentre Plus: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of levels of sickness absence attributable to work-related stress of staff in jobcentres in (a) Cumbria and (b)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the latest customer satisfaction levels are for Jobcentre Plus customers; how those levels were measured; and if he will make a...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1995W, on jobseeker's allowance, how many claimants were paid UK...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what percentage of claimants of jobseeker's allowance have been excused from meeting jobseeker's allowance rules in each...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who began to claim jobseeker's allowance in each month between October 2005 and September 2008 claimed for a period of (a)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of people claiming jobseeker's allowance in (a) the UK, (b) England and (c) Middlesbrough South and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of jobseeker's allowance claimants identified as having a drug addiction in each of the last five years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming jobseeker's allowance are above the age of 50.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time between submission of a claim for jobseeker's allowance and the claimant receiving the first jobseeker's allowance...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of a jobseeker's allowance claim by a person registered as unemployed in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how long on average an unemployed person resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire claimed jobseeker's allowance in each of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Independent Case Examiner plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Eastbourne of 6 August, 29 September, 21 October and...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many temporary national insurance numbers were issued in the last 12 months; and how many are extant.

      New Deal Schemes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget for the Flexible New Deal in (a) phase 1 and (b) phase 2 is; and whether he plans to revise the budget following the revised...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the financial viability of Pathways to Work contracts in the current economic climate; and whether his...

      Pensioners: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners resident in (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex have not yet received their Christmas bonus from his Department.

      Pensioners: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will place in the Library a copy of his letter of response to the representations made in the report from the Royal British Legion and...

      Pensioners: National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an estimate of the cost of extending eligibility to buy back six additional years of national insurance contributions to (a)...

      Self-Employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps his Department is taking to support formerly self-employed persons without work; (2) if he will adjust the criteria for...

      Social Security Benefits: Crosby

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

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what scientific evidential basis has been used by his Department in its analysis of the use of voice risk analysis technology by benefit...

      Social Security Benefits: Tamworth

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

      State Retirement Pensions: Uprating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate his Department has made of the additional annual cost to the public purse of uprating the basic state pension in line with...

      Training: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what programmes his Department is funding to assist people with (a) HIV and (b) other long-term conditions back to work; and whether staff...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons he proposes a UK reservation to Article 24 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities; what...

      Unemployed: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps his Department is taking to encourage the long-term unemployed to engage in voluntary work.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the proportion of people who registered as jobseekers in the last six months who were under 40 years of age.

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 94W, on unemployment benefits (1) whether his Department holds any...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on the application of the provisions of...

      Vacancies: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his Department's latest estimate has made of the number of job vacancies in (a) Cumbria and (b) Copeland constituency.

      Vacancies: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints regarding the advertising of vacancies within the adult entertainment industry have been received from (a) pressure...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps have been taken to assist single parents in finding work.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps have been taken to assist low-skilled people in finding work.

      Welfare to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in receipt of (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) incapacity benefit have been referred to welfare to work providers and have...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what his most recent estimate is of the number of overpayments made by the Winter Fuel Payment Centre in each of the last five years; and if he...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the reasons for variations in levels of overpayment of the winter fuel payment in each of the last 10 years.

      Workstep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many meetings his Ministers and officials have held with the Royal London Society for the Blind on the impact of changes for blind and...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements his Department has put in place for jobseekers in Oxfordshire to access work-focused volunteering opportunities as part of...

  • Home Department

    • Airguns: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will review the legislation relating to the control and ownership of air rifles, with particular reference to young people, with a...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 10 years, (ii) 10 to 13 years, (iii) 14 to 17 years and (iv) 18 years and over were...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) women and (b) men have been convicted of alcohol-related offences in each of the last five years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment her Department has made of the link between alcohol misuse and crime; what steps her Department is taking to tackle...

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of (a) the conditions in which monkeys are held at Nafovanny, Long Thanh, Vietnam and (b) the...

      Ashford Borough Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants her Department has made to Ashford borough council in each year since 2005-06; what sums were awarded; under what budget category...

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has paid to the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) in each year since 2000; for what purpose; what...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases the UK Border Agency's Case Resolution Directorate plans to resolve in each quarter of (a) 2009, (b) 2010 and (c) 2011.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unresolved cases the UK Border Agency's Case Resolution Directorate has identified that were not taken into account in setting its...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been waiting more than six months for a final decision on their claim; and how many of these applicants have...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers have been waiting more than 12 months for an initial decision on their claim; and how many of these applicants have...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers who waited more than 12 months for an initial decision on their claim are now at the appeal stage; and how many of...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many files under the asylum legacy cases programme have been archived because the individual could not be traced within six months.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Asylum Application Registration Cards were issued in (a) 2008 and (b) each month of 2009.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she plans to take in response to the recommendation by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child that the UK should provide...

      Binyam Mohamed

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Binyam Mohamed applied for asylum on his arrival to the UK on 23 February 2009; and if she will make a statement.

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many IRIS pilot schemes were operational on 28 February 2009.

      Borders: Personal records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the e-Borders system will apply to the land border between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

      Borders: Personal records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to launch a consultation on the introduction of an authority to carry scheme.

      Borders: Personal records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to launch her Department's consultation on authority to carry under the e-Borders scheme.

      Borders: Personal records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent meetings her Department has had with coach operators on the effect of the e-Borders scheme; and if she will make a statement.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizenship ceremonies have been conducted in each region in England in the last five years.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of cannabis seizures in each of the last 10 years was analysed by the Forensic Science Service.

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of cannabis seizures by (a) number and (b) weight or volume analysed by the Forensic Science Service contained significant...

      Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of cannabis seizures by (a) number and (b) weight or volume analysed by the Forensic Science Service had a...

      Civil Servants: Incentives

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

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) financial and (b) other assistance her Department provides to local authorities for the installation of town centre closed circuit...

      Community Relations: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which companies providing internet filtering products her Department has worked with to strengthen protection against online material which...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) burglaries, (b) thefts, (c) robberies and (d) assaults (i) were reported and (ii) resulted in a conviction in England and...

      Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason she decided to cease future funding to the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners; what discussions she had...

      Fear of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of steps taken by police forces to reduce the fear of crime and to increase public...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what advice her Department's online secure home scorecard tool offers in respect of each score achieved.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment her Department has made of the effectiveness of the installation of closed circuit television cameras in combating crime; and...

      Crime Prevention: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to protect businesses in Coventry from criminal activities.

      Crime Prevention: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to protect (a) domestic properties and (b) families in Coventry from criminal activities.

      Crime: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she is taking to ensure the delivery of local crime mapping.

      Departmental Absenteeism

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

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on consultants by (a) her Department and (b) each of its non-departmental public bodies in 2007-08, broken down by...

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department uses WPA2 encryption protocol on all its wireless networks.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure the security of personal data held by her Department.

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will make it her policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by her Department have been...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the change in the cost to her Department of maintaining empty public buildings leased by it as a result of the...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of freedom of information requests received by her Department gave rise to responses that were published by her Department in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are employed in her Department's departmental security unit.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department allocated for publicity and promotional purposes in its budget for 2008-09.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 21 October 2008, Official Report, column 259W, on departmental procurement, how much was paid to (a) the...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there has been any nugatory cost to her Department and its agencies relating to tendered procurement where the tender process has...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital expenditure has been brought forward in response to the economic downturn by her Department, its agencies and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to tables 52 and 53 in her Department's Annual Report 2008, under what budgetary headings expenditure under the (a) resource...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to tables 5.2 and 5.3 in her Department's Annual Report 2008, under what budget headings (a) resource and (b) capital...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to tables 5.2 and 5.3 in her Department's Annual Report 2008, under what budgetary headings expenditure under the (a)...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on (a) branded and (b) non-branded stationery in 2008-09.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 2243W, on departmental training, what personal training courses at...

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, column 303W, on Departmental written questions, which are the nine questions...

      Deportation: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many child asylum seekers were removed from the UK in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were deported in 2008; and how many of those had been convicted of firearms offences.

      Designated Public Places Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Designated Public Place Orders have been introduced in each year for which figures are available.

      Detainees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were held in immigration removal centres in each month during 2008; and if she will make a statement.

      Detainees: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many foreign national former prisoners were held in the immigration detention estate on 12 January 2009; (2) how many foreign...

      Diplomatic Service: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, column 663W, on the Diplomatic Service: security guards, how many requests to...

      Dispersal Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many authorities in each (a) London borough and (b) region have issued dispersal orders in each year since their introduction; and if...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to bring forward proposals for the change in Government policy necessary for the UK to comply with the European Court of...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the data held on the national DNA database relates to DNA samples taken by (a) police forces in Scotland, (b) police...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which drugs fall into Class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; and what estimate she has made of the number of...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of (a) short-term and (b) long-term visa applications that were wrongly approved in each year...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas for entry into the UK were (a) accepted and (b) refused in each year since 2003.

      Entry Clearances: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes in the charge for visas for (a) business visitors, (b) students, (c) family visitors, (d) spouses or civil partners of a...

      Entry Clearances: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications have been made by residents of (a) Eastbourne and (b) East Sussex constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Entry Clearances: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she next expects to announce revised visa charges for entry into the UK.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means and on what dates the recent changes affecting the length of student visas issued under the points-based immigration system...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which colleges are on the UK Border Agency's accredited institution list; and if she will make a statement.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of persons who had travelled to the UK on visitor visas who remained in the UK after the expiry of...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people the Government have sought to extradite from the United States in each year since 2001; and how many people were extradited...

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) were extradited and (b) successfully appealed against extradition from the UK to the United States in each year since...

      Fingerprints: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions staff of the UK Border Agency accessed the Eurodac database in (a) 2008 and (b) each of the first three months of 2009.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) gun crimes and (b) arrests relating to gun crime there were in (i) England and Wales and (ii) each police force area in each...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of forced marriages which occurred in (a) Lancashire and (b) England in each of the last five years.

      Foreign Workers: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty notices have been issued to workers from (a) Bulgaria and (b) Romania for breach of the Accession (Immigration and...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those who have served at least part of a life sentence for homicide in the last 10 years were the partner or ex-partner of the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to publish the analysis of outcomes of Pentameter 2 undertaken by the UK Human Trafficking Centre; and if she will make a...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what programmes her Department has developed to tackle the illegal trafficking of individuals; how much has been allocated to such...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the measures in place to prevent further exploitation of trafficked individuals prior to deportation; how...

      Human Trafficking: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with (a) her overseas counterparts and (b) Ministerial colleagues on financial compensation to...

      Identity Cards: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of the costs of identity cards for (a) UK citizens, (b) Irish citizens and (c) foreign nationals she expects to be covered...

      Identity Cards: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1093W, on the national identity register, in what type of cases may...

      Illegal Immigrants: Amnesties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the merits of offering an amnesty to illegal migrants; and if she will make a statement.

      Illegal Immigrants: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 118W, on illegal immigrants: arrests, how many (a) prosecutions and (b)...

      Immigrants: Fingerprints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) records and (b) data subjects there are on the Immigration and Asylum fingerprint database.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many legacy cases of indefinite leave to remain are under consideration; what the longest time for a decision to be made on such a case...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to determine the application for indefinite leave to remain of Zakia Ahmed, reference A1387430, case ID10352843.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance her Department issues to entry clearance officers on the registration of the application date in respect of the points-based...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training on the Tier 1 points-based system her Department has provided to (a) entry clearance officers and (b) other employees of (i)...

      Immigration Controls: Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether UK Border Agency staff assigned to juxtaposed controls at Eurostar terminals in France and Belgium have received training in the...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has allocated to the Process Improvement Fund for Wave One airports.

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 915-6W, on biometrics: airports, how much her Department spent on IRIS...

      Immigration: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which UK airports are using the Iris Recognition Immigration System (IRIS) what percentage of passengers passing through immigration control...

      Immigration: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people granted settlement last year after four or five months on a work permit had married a person not subject to immigration...

      Immigration: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans her Department has to introduce pre-certification for marriage applications for foreign under 21-year-olds.

      Immigration: Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what designation the UK Border Agency uses to classify persons of Tibetan origin who wish to enter the UK.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will publish the wheel-clamping study recently sent to her by the Security Industry Authority.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her proposals for the future of the wheel-clamping industry will include changes to (a) the regulation of wheel-clamping companies,...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 19 March 2009, on the Vetting and Barring Scheme, what the reason is for the period of time...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the monthly operating costs of the Independent Safeguarding Authority (a) at present and (b) once the Vetting...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what electronic databases will be used by the Independent Safeguarding Authority to operate the Vetting and Barring Scheme.

      Lunar House

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects work to be completed on the area beneath Lunar House to provide an additional covered queuing area for customers.

      Malicious Communications Act 1988: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of (a) men and (b) women in each age group have taken place under the Malicious Communications Act 1988 in each...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 26 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr K Khan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 6 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs A Sibal.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 6 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr. S. Ali.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter to her dated 4 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to S. Hashmi.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight of 24 July 2008, reference M14 547/8, on Gurkhas retired...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Lancashire of 16 March 2009, on her constituent Mr. Joseph Kamangire.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 9 February 2009 with regard to a constituent, reference...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 17 February 2009, with regard to Mr. Safraz Muneer.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 16 February 2009, with regard to Mr. Mohammed Ayub.

      Offences Against Children: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British citizens were arrested in the course of Operation Koala; how many were charged with offences; how many were convicted of...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will take steps to ascertain what proportion of crimes involving knives are carried out using domestic kitchen utensils.

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1093W, on offensive weapons: convictions, how many convictions there were...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 31 March 2009, Official Report, column 1083W, on offensive weapons: crime prevention, whether young people were...

      Offensive Weapons: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Children's Commissioner on measures to reduce incidents of gun and knife crime.

      Offensive Weapons: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people received the maximum punishment on conviction for selling a knife to a young person under age in each of the last 10 years.

      Passports: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time to determine an application for a travel document by a person with indefinite leave to remain is.

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ( a) passports sent to the UK Border Agency and its predecessors by applicants for leave to remain and (b) files of cases under...

      Police Custody: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deaths in custody there were in each custody suite operated by South Wales police in each of the last five years.

      Police Stations: Barry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the chief constable of South Wales police on the future of Barry police station.

      Police: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what species of animal, other than dogs, are used in police operations.

      Police: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many compensation claims for discrimination have been brought against each police force in each of the last five years; and what the (a)...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what roles are fulfilled by dogs in police forces.

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dogs trained at the Metropolitan Police's Dog Training Establishment in Keston had been donated by the public in each of the last...

      Police: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new police dog units have been established in each of the last five years.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department has allocated for promotion of and publicity for its policing pledge.

      Police: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will provide funding to the Greater Manchester Police Authority to pay for policing the new electronic border operations centre in...

      Police: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1093W, on police: health, how many people took police fitness tests in each...

      Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many hand-held computers have been issued to police officers; and how many police forces have received funding for hand-held...

      Police: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 954-55W, on police: marketing, how many people had used the text back...

      Police: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 954-55W, on police: marketing, how much her Department plans to spend on...

      Police: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers there were in Avon and Somerset in each year since 1988; and if she...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) firearms officers and (b) non-firearms officers she expects to have received training to use Taser guns in 2009.

      Prosecutions: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate her Department has made of the average cost to a police force of (a) issuing a caution, (b) issuing a penalty notice...

      Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 4 March 2008, Official Report, column 2479W, on...

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many voluntary assisted returns to each country were made in co-operation with the International Organisation for Migration in 2008.

      Research, Information and Communication Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget of the Research, Information and Communication Unit (a) has been in each year since it was established and (b) is planned...

      Salvia Divinorum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what research her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the health effects of salvia divinorum; and if she will make a...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) complaints and (b) items of correspondence have been received by (i) her Department and (ii) Her Majesty's Inspectorate...

      Sir Fred Goodwin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has specific arrangements to provide security at the home of Sir Fred Goodwin.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the breakdown is of the aggregated expenditure of £140 million allocated to the key deliverables of the Counter-Terrorism Programme...

      Terrorism: Ashford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with (a) businesses and (b) community representatives in Ashford on Operation Argus.

      Terrorism: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to counter terrorist activity in Coventry.

      Terrorism: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been deported to (a) Jordan, (b) Libya and (c) Lebanon on national security grounds since July 2008.

      Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) shoplifting, (b) robbery of business property and (c) theft by an employee were recorded by police in the quarter...

      UK Border Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for the Advisory Panel on Country Information of the UK Border Agency and its predecessor was in each of the last three years.

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on frontline border staff in 2008.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by each police force was to respond to inquiries from the Criminal Records Bureau as part of routine disclosures...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau in each police force area had comments from chief...

      Vetting: Maladministration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of those incorrectly designated as having a criminal conviction by the Criminal Records Bureau since the bureau's inception...

      Vetting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was for each police force to release (a) a standard disclosure and (b) an enhanced disclosure as part of Criminal...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer Question 250112, on Operation Pentameter, tabled by my hon. and learned Friend the Member for Beaconsfield (Mr....

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated to each school under the Building Schools for the Future programme to date.

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of expenditure on the Building Schools for the Future programme in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c)...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which banks are involved in the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities he expects to join the Building Schools for the Future programme after 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average age at which a child receives a diagnosis of autism was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have made representations to his Department on the shielding of data on the ContactPoint database; and if...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) for what reasons ContactPoint data will be kept for six years after a person reaches the age of 18 years; (2) what method...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the expenditure which will be incurred as a result of the (a) delay in introducing ContactPoint and...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1336W, on children: databases, which companies bid for his...

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress he has made on the proposal for an e-safety week announced in the Byron Review Action Plan; and when he expects it...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects Ofsted next to report on lessons learnt from serious case reviews.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish the assessment of the impact of the commercial world on children's wellbeing referred to in the Byron...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to page 60 of The Protection of Children in England: a progress report, HC330, what recent estimate he has made of...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive and (ii) non-departmental public bodies have sold in each...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for energy efficiency per square metre of its Estate; and if he...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated by his Department to each of its capital funding programmes, excluding the Building Schools...

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Training

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

      Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent establishing local education partnerships to date.

      Education Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many notifications under the Education Act 2002 his Department and its predecessor (a) received from (i) independent schools...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what estimate he has made of the number of students eligible to receive the education maintenance allowance who have waited...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of pupils who achieved level five in English, science and mathematics at Key Stage 2 in...

      Education: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many secondary schools the majority of registered students are black, Asian or other minority ethnic in (a) England,...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been (a) spent on and (b) allocated to (i) the Building Schools for the Future programme, (ii) the primary...

      Education: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to ensure that Ofsted inspections of educational provision for deaf children are carried out by inspectors...

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained secondary schools provide after-school, small group tuition in specific subject areas.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what change in allocations for 16 to 18 year learners there was between the provisional and final funding figures sent to...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons the final 16 to 18 learner funding allocation issued to schools and colleges varied from the provisional...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils took A levels in two or more of (a) accounting, (b) art and design, (c) business studies, (d) communication...

      GCSE: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people in the secure estate sat GCSE examinations in 2008.

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 489W, on the General Certificate of Secondary Education,...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2009, Official Report, column 845W, on the General Certificate of Secondary Education, what...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of those pupils taking the further mathematics GCSE were at (a) comprehensive, (b) independent and (c) grammar...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families of those who achieved (a) A* and A and (b) A* to C grades at GCSE in (i) physics, (ii) biology, (iii) chemistry and (iv) further...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 17 April 2007, Official Report, columns 1854-55W, on educational attainment, how many and what...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1502-3W, on schools: assessments, which of the schools...

      General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students took both English language and English literature GCSE in (a) independent and (b) maintained schools in each...

      Gifted Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on the Young, Gifted and Talented programme in each local authority area in each year since its...

      Gifted Children: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in West Chelmsford constituency have been identified...

      Languages: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of schools with a specialism in modern foreign languages entered all pupils for a modern language...

      Learning Mentors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils of each age have been assigned a mentor in the last 12 months; and what percentage of mentors are from local...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to reply to the letter of 28 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon, sent on behalf of Dr. G. Bailey of...

      National Assessment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what meetings took place between the Minister for Schools and officials at the National Assessment Agency during 2008. [Official...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in maintained schools obtained level 9 or above in (a) mathematics, (b) English and (c) science at Key Stage 3...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, columns 221-2W on local government: disclosure of information, how many...

      Peter Housden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to page 28 of the Department for Education and Skills Resource Accounts 2001-02, for what reason Mr. Peter Housden...

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to assess different options for funding the early years entitlement.

      Pre-school Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the processes by which nurseries had recovered the full cost of...

      Pupil Exclusions: Special Educational Needs

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

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) boys and (b) girls in each age group have been in pupil referral units in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils enrolled at National Challenge schools were persistent absentees in the latest period for...

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils whose first language was not English achieved five grades A* to C at GCSE in each year...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on average per pupil in primary education in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c)...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much on average his Department has spent on each pupil between 16 and 19 years in each year since 2000; and if he will make a...

      School Leaving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect of the extension of the compulsory age of participation in education or training on his...

      School Meals: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of school kitchens which were (a) opened and (b) closed in Somerset in each year from...

      Schools: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools there are in each parliamentary constituency in Cornwall with no other school...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent through the Basic Needs Safety Valve Targeted Capital Fund in 2007-08 and what his most recent estimate is of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest estimate is of expenditure on the Primary Capital programme for (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10 and (c) 2010-11.

      Schools: Somerset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital funding was allocated to schools in Somerset in each year from 1988-89 to 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children aged 16 years or under are attending a school participating in the National Challenge in each local...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of (a) medium-sized and (b) large schools Ofsted judged to be (i) outstanding, (ii) good, (iii) satisfactory and...

      Science: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) with reference to the answer of 2 November 2005, Official Report, columns 1207-11W, on science, what percentage of those...

      Secondary Education: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction in funding for secondary schools in Milton Keynes announced for...

      Sixth Form Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 December 2008, Official Report, columns 279-80W, on sixth form education, whether the changes to the...

      Sixth Form Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the projected learner numbers are for those between 16 and 19 years in sixth form education in each of the next five years;...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if he will reverse the reductions announced in overall funding levels for the 2009-10 sixth form allocations; and if he will...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many serious case reviews there have been on the death of children in Eastbourne in each of the last 10 years.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the planned expenditure in England on (a) provision for pupils with statements and the provision for non-statemented pupils...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils with statements in each local authority area attended (a) mainstream primary, (b)...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs attended mainstream secondary schools at which...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained and non-maintained special schools there were in each local authority in (a) 1997, (b) 2003 and (c) 2008,...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils attended independent special schools in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2008, O fficial Report, column 1250W, on special educational needs: disadvantaged, how...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many special needs children have not been accepted into mainstream education because of the lack of resourced staff in (a)...

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who were eligible for free school meals, had statements of special educational needs and...

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils with (a) statemented and (b) non-statemented special educational needs lived in the most...

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1250W, on special educational needs: disadvantaged, what the...

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children in each decile of area deprivation by (a) pupil residence and (b) school location were recorded as...

      Special Educational Needs: East Sussex

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

      Special Educational Needs: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many mainstream schools attended by pupils with statements of special educational needs no such pupils achieved five A* to...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils with special educational needs were given a fixed-period exclusion from a secondary school in each local authority...

      Special Educational Needs: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of local authorities' expenditure on legal counsel in preparation for and for representation at special...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils of each age are entered for the 14 to 19 diploma examinations.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many days work-based training pupils have completed on average in each level of each of the 14 to 19 diplomas.

      Specialised Diplomas: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) on what sites (a) posters and (b) other promotional material for the 14-19 diploma have been placed; (2) how much his...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families where each Sure Start Centre opened in the last 12 months is located.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare settings located in Sure Start children's centres have closed in each quarter of the last 12 months.

      Teachers: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of (a) secondary and (b) primary school headteachers were (i) male and (ii) female in each of...

      Teachers: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recommendations the Training and Development Agency has made to his Department on the ICT skills tests for new teachers.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to his letter of correction of 4 December 2008 to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham, Deposited Paper...

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to his letter of correction of 4 December 2008 to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham, Deposited Paper...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary teachers did not move up the pay spine in each of the last three...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of teachers in each local authority area were classified as unqualified in the latest period for which figures are...

      Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers (a) retired, (b) retired on grounds of ill health and (c) took early retirement in the last year for which...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students studied courses leading to (a) a Bachelor of Education degree and (b) a postgraduate certificate in education...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of applicants for the initial teacher training course in (a) mathematics, (b) English, (c) modern...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of applicants for the TeachFirst programme were successful in each year since its inception.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) pregnancy and (b) abortion rate for under-16 year old girls was in (i) 1999 and (ii) at the latest available date.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which members of his Ministerial team were subject to a Criminal Records Bureau check upon appointment; and if he will make a...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which courses leading to vocational qualifications are available to 14 and 15 year olds in (a) schools and (b) further education...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to his predecessor Department of preparing the answer of 2 November 2005, Official Report,...

      Young People: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people aged between 14 and 16 years are undertaking young apprenticeships.

      Young People: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many hours a week on average pupils on young apprenticeships in each industrial sector spent in a work setting in the latest...

  • Wales

    • Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the progress of the proposed Environmental Protection and Waste Management...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will delete paragraph 4.2 from his Department's publication "Guidance on the Termination of Pregnancy: The Law and Clinical Practice in...

    • Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department has adopted the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management Programme.

      Departmental Computers

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

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what guidance his Department issues on whether members of staff may claim for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people aged 16 to 18 years have been charged with violent offences involving the use of a knife in Northern Ireland since 2007.

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what advance preparation work on the new Magilligan Prison is expected to be undertaken in the 2009-10 financial year.

      Prisons: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the policy of the Northern Ireland Prison Service is on whether food and other supplies for prisons should be purchased locally.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many written questions from hon. Members on policing matters in Northern Ireland were answered via referrals to the Chief Constable in (a)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has lead responsibility for the Advisory Committee on Carbon Abatement Technologies.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to attract private sector funding for his Department's programmes designed to improve the energy efficiency of...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will assess the effectiveness of incentives to increase energy efficiency.

      Carbon Emissions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding has been provided through phase two of the Low Carbon Buildings Programme in each year since the programme was established.

      Carbon Emissions: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from the full exploitation of the oil...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will review his Department's policy in respect of electricity generation from coal-fired power stations.

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what dates he expects the consultations on carbon capture readiness and a new framework for coal-fired power stations to conclude;...

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the tonnage of coal used in electricity generation in the UK in each year since 1997.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff of his Department work on matters relating to combined heat and power on a (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount...

      Committee on Climate Change: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the budget of the Committee on Climate Change is for 2009-10.

      Defence Nuclear Safety Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the annual salary of the Chief Executive of the Defence Nuclear Safety Committee was in each of the last 10 years; (2) what...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what properties his Department has sold in each of the last five years; and how many have been sold for housing developments.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department since...

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department have been...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) energy consumed by, (b) energy cost of and (c) carbon dioxide emissions from each category of...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken to address the effect on levels of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department of its ICT...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average server capacity utilisation by each division of his Department has been since its establishment; and if he will make a...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate has been made of the proportion of personal computers in each of his Department's offices that are turned off (a)...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) printers and (b) multi-function devices with printing functions are in use in each division of his Department; how many...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of his Department were compliant with the...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what property has been lost or stolen from his Department since its creation; and what the estimated cost was of replacement of such...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the annual staffing costs of his Department.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which external bodies were engaged by his Department to contribute to the design of the Department's logo; and what the monetary value...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 404W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under each budget...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn, Hatfield of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 297W, on...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) printing and production and (b) other costs to his Department of producing its forthcoming (i)...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of his Department's staff were based in (a) his Department's London offices, (b) the London offices of the Department for...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has lead responsibility for (a) the Civil Nuclear Police Authority and (b) the UK Atomic Energy Authority.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's policy is on holding departmental away days at locations other than departmental premises.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department since its inception; how many sessions have been...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) the...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 2160W, on energy supply, for what reasons he does not plan to...

      Energy Supply: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the adequacy levels of competition in the markets to supply (a) liquefied petroleum gas and (b)...

      Energy: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on liberalising the European energy market.

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has allocated under each budget heading for its expenditure on work relating to (a) nuclear energy, (b)...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) England and (b) Hemel Hempstead constituency have (i) electric and (ii) gas prepayment meters.

      Energy: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many responses to the Heat and Energy Saving Strategy Consultation had been received on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Energy: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much he expects his Department's Heat and Energy Saving Strategy Consultation to cost.

      Energy: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has discussed energy policy with his Syrian counterpart; and if he will make a statement.

      Enrichment Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff in his Department are engaged in work arising from his Department's shareholding in Enrichment Holdings Limited.

      Enrichment Holdings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the monetary value of the Government's shareholding in Enrichment Holdings Limited.

      Fossil Fuels: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much Government financial support was provided to fossil fuel suppliers in each of the last 10 years.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken together with local authorities to reduce levels of fuel poverty in the last 12 months.

      Gas and Electricity Markets Authority: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what internal IT projects Ofgem (a) has commissioned in the last five years and (b) plans to commission in the next 12 months.

      Heating: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department has gathered for benchmarking purposes of the percentage of circulator pumps installed in domestic...

      Home Energy Saving Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what proportion of the £910 million home energy saving fund announced on 11 September 2008 he expects to be spent in (a)...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of settling coal health claims handled by firms of solicitors whose majority partners have...

      Lighting: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average level of carbon dioxide emissions caused in commercial buildings by electrical lighting being...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent (a) under each (i) stream and (ii) phase and (b) for each technology under the Low Carbon Building Programme...

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on press monitoring services since its inception.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to reply to the letter of 23 October 2008 from the right hon. Member for Maidstone and The Weald.

      Ministerial Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what public engagements each of the Ministers in his Department have attended since its creation.

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many reported breakdowns there were in the national grid network in each year for which figures are available.

      National Grid: Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to protect the national grid from extreme solar weather events.

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect of levels of Crown Estate rents on trends in investment in offshore gas storage...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the levels of employment that would result from the liquefied natural gas facility on Anglesey and the gas...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the changes in the ability to import and store gas that would result from the liquefied natural gas...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of the current level of availability of finance on the delivery of new gas storage projects.

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the market value of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority sites at (a) Wylfa, (b) Bradwell and...

      Nuclear Fuel Reprocessing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what arrangements have been put in place for nuclear plant operators to set aside ring-fenced financial provision for the long-term...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many times the Justification Co-ordination Committee for the Proposals for New Nuclear Reactors has met; which bodies are...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for future levels of nuclear energy generation in the UK.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis is for the statement in the Prime Minister's speech on nuclear energy on 17 March 2009 that the complete...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to announce the process by which the auction of the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority sites at Wylfa, Bradwell and...

      Nuclear Power: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place on his Department's website (a) a list of all invitees and (b) copies of all speeches and presentations made to the...

      Nuclear Power: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1329-30, on nuclear power: consultants, what proportion of the amount...

      Nuclear Power: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to support the provision of nuclear power in the North West.

      Nuclear Power: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells, of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1138W, on nuclear power:...

      Nuclear Research Advisory Council

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

      Nuclear Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the work of the Nuclear Trust; and if he will make a statement.

      Oil: Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of oil imported to the United Kingdom originated in Syria in each of the last five years.

      Power Failures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) planned and (b) unplanned power cuts there have been by (i) region and (ii) London borough in each of the last five years.

      Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) gas, (b) coal and (c) oil-fired power stations he expects to begin being constructed in each of the next five years.

      Power Stations: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what requests his Department has received under section 36 of the Electricity Act 1989 since its creation.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the increase in the level of biomass crops required to meet the UK's renewables energy strategy target for...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the biomass needed by 2020 to comply with the UK renewable energy strategy he estimates will be sourced within the UK.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the UK share of the EU 2020 renewable energy target he expects to be met by (a) onshore wind, (b) offshore wind,...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) financial and (b) other support his Department provides for viable renewable energy projects.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will instruct his Department's Management Board to investigate the presentation of the projected contingent liabilities arising...

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what indemnification arrangements have been agreed with the consortium appointed to run the National Nuclear Laboratory at Sellafield;...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to meet demand for solar photovoltaic applications under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme.

      Street Lighting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects Ofgem to issue guidance to local authorities on the required standards for the electrical maintenance of street lighting.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who the members of the Warm Front Scheme Management Board are; and on what date (a) each was appointed and (b) the term of...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of the contract between his Department and Eaga for the management of the Warm Front scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how his Department assesses the value for money of services provided under the Warm Front scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average grant awarded under the Warm Front scheme was in each year since 2000.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people awarded Warm Front grants in (a) Shropshire, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England were asked to make an excess...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average waiting time for work under the Warm Front scheme to be completed in the latest period for...

  • Justice

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inquests into the deaths of people who contracted (a) HIV, (b) Hepatitis C or (c) variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease through contaminated...

    • Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1119W, on courts: repairs and maintenance, how much was spent on the refurbishment of...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what properties (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies have sold since his Department's inception; and how...

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent by his (a) Department and (b) its agencies on furniture in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in his Department have been working on matters related to the Governance of Britain agenda since July 2007.

      Departmental Mobile Phones and Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A) Ministers, (B) special...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) the Department for Constitutional Affairs spent on public consultations in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department has issued to its staff on claims for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in standard class.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's policy is on holding departmental away days at locations other than departmental premises.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 provided; and...

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on translation services in each area of allocation in 2008.

      Feltham Young Offender Institution and Remand Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) juveniles and (b) young adults have been physically restrained in Feltham Young Offenders Institution in each month since January 2008.

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the expected income of the Victims Surcharge Fund is in 2009-10.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Land Registry expects to publish figures for the numbers of properties which were sold in (a) February and (b) March 2009.

      Magistrates Courts: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were sentenced in magistrates courts in the last year for which figures are available; and how many of those sentences were custodial.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter of 13 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon on behalf of Mr. E. Penberton of Thornbury, on proposals...

      National Offender Management Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the planned budget is for each probation area in 2009-10.

      Nottingham Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to implement the recommendations of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons' reports of 2005 and 2007 on the visits booking system at HM Prison...

      Offenders: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) account is taken by and (b) information is made available to offender managers of the services provided by the Service Personnel and Veteran's...

      Offensive Weapons: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have received the maximum sentence for possession of a knife in each region in each year for which figures are available.

      Pentonville Prison: Prison Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will hold an inquiry into the escape from HM Prison Pentonville on 27 March 2009.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were sentenced in courts in England and Wales in (a) 2003, (b) 2004, (c) 2005, (d) 2006, (e) 2007 and (f) 2008; and what proportion...

      Prison Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff were employed at (a) HM Prison (i) Belmarsh, (ii) Brixton, (iii) Holloway, (iv) Latchmere House, (v) Pentonville, (vi)...

      Prison Service: Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance is provided to HM Prison Service staff in respect of political activity; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what measures are in place to ensure that records held by (a) his Department and (b) HM Prison Service accurately record the identity of prisoners.

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2009, Official Report, column 1070W, when he expects there to be sufficient capacity within the prison system to end...

      Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders released under the Home Detention Curfew Scheme have re-offended while on a tag in each year since the scheme's commencement; and what...

      Prisoners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many single mothers were in prison on the latest date for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisons in England and Wales have an alcohol strategy.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many visitors to prisons were (a) suspected of, (b) banned for and (c) arrested for smuggling drugs into prison in 2007-08; and how many such...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methodology is used in the random selection of prisoners for drug testing.

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what means will be used to finance the construction and operation of Titan prisons.

      Prisons: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had in the last 12 months with Lancaster and Morecambe City Council on the construction of a Titan prison in the district; and if...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on the provision of mobile telephone jammers for use in prisons in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons participated in the most recent performance testing exercise; and if he will make a statement.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has issued guidance to the probation service on conducting unpaid work assignments in bad weather.

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many repossession orders there were in each of the last 12 quarters for which figures are available.

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken by the Cardiff office of the Appeals Service was to review decisions on applications for (a) disability living allowance and...

      Social Security Benefits: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department has issued to the Appeals Service on the maximum time for making determinations on appeals against decisions on disability...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions for non-payment of the television licence fee there have been in West Chelmsford constituency in each of...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Age Concern: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what funding his Department has (a) allocated to and (b) channelled through Age Concern in each of the last three years; for what purposes such...

    • Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many medium-sized businesses there are in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK.

      Central Government: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in what year the Central Office of Information established its list of accredited public relations companies for Government contracts.

      Central Office of Information: Directories

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the hon. Member for North East Hertfordshire of 26 March 2007, Official Report, columns 1348-49W, on departments: publications,...

      Central Office of Information: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with reference to the answer to Lord Cope of Berkeley of 19 November 2008, Official Report, House of Lords, column 193WA, on the Central Office...

      Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the Charity Commission's regulatory case report on Age Concern England and its Heyday membership scheme; and what...

      Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many charities have (a) opened and (b) closed in each (i) year since 2004 and (ii) month since January 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the Government's response to the National Audit Office report on...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the implications of the findings of the Charity Commission in its recent report on Age Concern for his Department's...

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of financial controls in those charitable organisations through which his Department channels funding.

      Charities: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will take steps to increase the level of monitoring undertaken by the Charity Commission of the use by charitable organisations of the...

      Charities: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will bring forward proposals to improve standards of governance in charitable organisations.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much the Cabinet Office spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in departmental buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what budget has been assigned to his Department's Real Help Now website for each of the next three years; and whether other Government Departments...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what access independent security assessors appointed to review the security function of his Department have to his Department's premises.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people have been employed in the medium-sized business sector in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people have been employed in the small business sector in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the...

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) private and (b) public sector employees there were in each month since September 2008.

      Fires: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many children died in house fires in each year since 2001.

      History: Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what consideration is being given to new subjects for an official history; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of the number and proportion of the working population which are (a) legal and (b)...

      Manufacturing Industries: Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many jobs in the manufacturing sector there were in (a) West Chelmsford constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last 10 years.

      Opinion Leader Research: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) when the Central Office of Information was first informed by Opinion Leader Research about the complaint against Opinion Leader Research made...

      Regional Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistants to (a) the Minister...

      Regional Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps the Cabinet Secretary has taken to inform the Director of the Government Office in each region of the provisions of his letter to...

      Somalia

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many Somali citizens are resident in the UK.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people were (a) claiming jobseeker's allowance and (b) unemployed according to the International Labour Organisation definitions in each...

      Unemployment: Bournemouth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people resident in Bournemouth were unemployed in each of the last 10 years.

      Unemployment: Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what account the figures on unemployment produced by the Office for National Statistics take of individuals participating in New Deal schemes...

      Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the procedures are for people in Oxfordshire to access the volunteer brokerage scheme for unemployed people.

      Voluntary Organisations: Job Creation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many new jobs were created in the third sector in (a) each year since 2004 and (b) each month since January 2008; and if he will make a...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's latest estimate is of the number and proportion of working age people (a) in each age group and (b) in total without a bank account...

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to his Department's press notice of 19 January 2009 on the Asset Protection Scheme, what the agreed (a) principles and (b) guidelines...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether bank assets under the asset loan guarantee scheme will be required to be on a balance sheet; what other requirements will apply to methods of...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to ensure compliance with section 26 of Appendix A to the document on the UK Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will...

      Banks: International Cooperation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer who the UK members are of the UK-US working group to develop proposals to monitor and regulate the banking system; what the terms of reference of the group...

      Banks: Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what safeguard measures have been agreed with his Irish counterpart on the removal of Financial Services Authority cover for UK Anglo-Irish bond holders;...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will introduce legislation to require all banks regulated by the Financial Services Authority to publish an annual table showing their assets,...

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of exempting from capital gains tax business owners who sell their businesses upon retirement up to the value...

      Carbon Emissions: Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what benchmark financial cost per tonne of carbon dioxide emissions saved he uses when appraising expenditure on greenhouse gas abatement measures.

      Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what value for money assessment (a) his Department and (b) UK Financial Investments carried out before the Royal Bank of Scotland awarded its retail...

      Council of Economic Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times the Council of Economic Advisers has met; when it last met; who the members of the Council are; how many civil servants attended each meeting...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how long his Department has followed the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 21 July 2008, Official Report, column 716W, on Departmental ICT, for what reasons his Department's IT systems and services...

      Departmental Mobile Phones and Computers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) BlackBerrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A) Ministers, (B) special...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's officials of each grade attended a training course overseas paid for by his Department in each month since 2007; what his...

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned 2010 changes to vehicle excise duty affecting purchases of new models of cars on automotive sales...

      Financial Institutions: Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his estimate is of the proportion of (a) mortgage and (b) credit card lending carried out by non-bank lending institutions in each of the last...

      Fred Goodwin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will request UK Financial Investments to take steps to cancel the private security agreement paid by the Royal Bank of Scotland for the private home...

      Fred Goodwin

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions Sir Fred Goodwin has been invited to 11 Downing Street for (a) official social engagements and (b) meetings in each of the last five...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many smaller charities became eligible for the Gift Aid scheme following the 2008 Budget.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from the taxation of (a) individual savings accounts and (b) the interest on individual savings accounts since 6...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 322W, on hon. Members: correspondence, when the Economic Secretary plans to respond to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 October 2008 from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead on finance and investment in Icelandic banks.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Eastbourne of 10 October, 25 November and 14 December 2008 and 4 February 2009 sent on behalf...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Secretary plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Salisbury of 16 January 2009 on Northern Rock mortgage interest rate changes.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 26 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon, sent on behalf of Mr D Powell of Iron Acton, on transfer of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 21 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon, sent on behalf of Mr A Kybert of Tate, on banks' support for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 24 February 2009 with regard to a constituent, reference 3-89302009; and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury plans to reply to the letter of 15 October 2008 from the right hon. Member for North West Hampshire, on...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) banks, (b) building societies and (c) other lending institutions have (i) withdrawn from the UK mortgage market and (ii) stopped accepting...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what basis the eligibility of financial institutions to participate in the new guarantee scheme for residential mortgage-backed securities will be...

      Personal Equity Plans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was derived by the Exchequer from the taxation of personal equity plans in each year since such plans have been in operation.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish an update to HM Revenue and Customs' tax table 2.5 based on the 2006-07 Survey of Personal Incomes; and if he will make a statement.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions on the underwriting of the banking service offered through the Post Office network his Department has had.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 89-90W, on banks: finance, what assessment he has made of the effect of the Asset...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many persons HM Revenue and Customs identified as having made full repayment of a student loan in each of the last three years; (2) what measures...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has examined the practice in other tax jurisdictions of publishing the tax returns of individuals; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Taxation: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an estimate of the level of additional taxation on (a) electricity, (b) natural gas, (c) oil, (d) liquefied petroleum gas which would be...

      VAT: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will widen the range of construction products and the labour associated with their installation to which a reduced rate of value added tax applies.

  • Transport

    • A1079: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many people were (a) killed and (b) injured in road traffic incidents on the A1079 road in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

    • A127: Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when the system of average speed check cameras on the A127 between Basildon and Southend will be fully operational; and if he will make a statement.

      Airports: High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department is working on proposals for a draft national policy statement on (a) airports and (b) high speed rail.

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to issue a new version of the Aviation White Paper to take account of developments since 2004.

      Cycleways: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many miles of cycle lanes were introduced in local authority areas in the North West in each year since 1997.

      Cycling: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to improve facilities for cyclists in the Greater Manchester area.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how long his Department has followed the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme.

      Departmental Computers

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

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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 provided;...

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many speeding tickets have been issued on the basis of evidence from the average speed check cameras on the A13 between Basildon and Southend since...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to driving licence holders of applying for renewal of a photo driving licence every 10 years.

      Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much freight has been carried by (a) road, (b) rail, (c) water and (d) air in each region in each year since 1997.

      Heathrow Airport: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2009, Official Report, column 805W, on Heathrow Airport: public consultation, if he will place in the Library a...

      Helicopters: Royal Family

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to discourage the use of helicopters for short journeys by members of the Royal Family.

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the availability of funding for a high-speed rail line.

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the cost per mile of construction of a new high-speed rail line.

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport with reference to the letter which he placed in the Library from the Permanent Secretary of his Department to a director of High Speed Two Limited of...

      High Speed Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent estimate he has made of the number of dwellings that would need to be demolished to permit the High Speed Two project to be...

      High Speed Trains: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make it his policy to require the management of High Speed Two Ltd to develop the proposal in ways which maintain the standard of passenger...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what procedures govern responses by the Highways Agency to letters and emails from members of the public; what proportion of such letters and emails...

      Light Dues: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport by what date he expects the Republic of Ireland to meet the cost of its light dues.

      Lorries: Driver Information Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with manufacturers of vehicle satellite navigation equipment on identification of routes inappropriate...

      M25: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his Department's timetable is for work to widen stretches of the M25.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of passenger cars with a valid vehicle excise duty disc at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the cost involved in the manufacturing of cars with daytime running lights.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many V5 vehicle registration forms have been (a) misplaced by and (b) stolen from (i) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, (ii) its printers...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2009, Official Report, column 806W, on motor vehicles: testing, what checkpoint sites are used by the Vehicle and...

      Navigation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funding his Department has allocated to the development of navigational aids and infrastructure in the maritime sector in the last 10 years.

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, column 300W, on parking: fees and charges, what comments were received from other...

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what rules and regulations would apply to a Translohr guided rail system established in England.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to bring forward capital expenditure on rail infrastructure projects.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of railway journeys were undertaken in first class in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of railway carriages were built and furbished as (a) first class and (b) second class in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many and what proportion of the trains of each train operator which were in operation in each year since 1997 were accessible to people in...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the average change in the cost of (a) first class and (b) second class unregulated rail fares was in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 990W, on railways: franchises, what timetable has been set for completion of the research.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which rail franchises and concessions were fully or partly operated by non-UK companies in each of the last five years; and how much public subsidy...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 835W, on railways: freight, what his Department's policy is on where on a stretch of...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 835W, on railways: freight, what the position of (a) the Highways Agency and (b)...

      Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the service contract with each of the four appointed road user service providers.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the cost to the public purse funds on average was of each road fatality in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make...

      Roads: EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 December 2008, Official Report, columns 113-4WS, on the EU Transport Council, (1) what...

      Roads: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with the East Riding of Yorkshire council on road safety improvements on the A1079.

      Rolling Stock: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Derby North of 6 March 2009, Official Report, column 1847W, on rolling stock, what assessment he has...

      Rolling Stock: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what additional rolling stock is planned for the Sevenoaks to London railway line.

      Tankers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what failsafe safety measures are in place in tankers transporting liquefied gas; and if he will make a statement.

      Tankers: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects all UK-registered tankers to have double hulls.

      Transport: Royal Family

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport who decides the mode of transport appropriate for official journeys by a member of the royal family.

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria the Highways Agency uses in appraising proposals for the construction of wind farms adjacent to or near highways.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Bank Services: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) has made in investigating unfair bank charges; and when he...

    • China

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether officials from his Department have held discussions with colleagues in the Scotland Office on the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive agencies and (ii) non-departmental...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Hayes and Harlington of 3 December 2007, Official...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) mobile phones for...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent progress his Department has made towards its target for the energy efficiency per square metre...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) electricity, (b) gas and (c) other fuel was used by (i) his Department and (ii) each of its...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his latest estimate is of his Department's capital expenditure in (a) 2008-09, (b) 2009-10, (c)...

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer of 12 January, Official Report, columns 462-63W, on redundancy, how many...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 523W, on the Corporate Governance Unit,...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff in his Department were recorded as having been on sick leave for over 12 months on 31...

      Departmental Standards

      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 measuring compliance with its targets under its...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the steps necessary to implement the Mutual Recognition Regulation...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many cases the Action Single Market/UK SOLVIT centre had handled on the latest date for which figures...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department has designated a product contact point in respect of the Mutual Recognition...

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to increase trade between the UK and India; how much...

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials in his Department at each grade work on the promotion of trade between the UK and India;...

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was allocated by his Department to the UK-India Business Council in each of the last two years;...

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assistance his Department provides to Indian businesses wishing to (a) invest in the UK and (b) take...

      Israel: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps (a) he has taken since September 2008 and (b) plans to take during the next 12 months to...

      Israel: Overseas Trade

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

      Israel: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was allocated by his Department to the Israel Britain Business Council in each of the last two...

      Kenya: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between Kenya and the UK was in 2008.

      Legal Opinion

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost was of external legal services engaged by his Department in each year since its establishment.

      Lord Jones of Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which countries were visited by Lord Digby-Jones in a Ministerial capacity during his time as a Minister in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 29 January 2009,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 12 February regarding a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 16 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon, sent on behalf...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 24 February 2009 with regard...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) the UK, (b) the West Midlands and (c) Tamworth...

      Morocco: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what advice his Department issues to UK firms on trade with Morocco which involves exploitation of...

      Motor Industry: France

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what discussions the Secretary of State has had with the European Commission on the compatibility with...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many post office branches were (a) opened and (b) closed in each year since 1979; and if he will make...

      Royal Mail: Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what proportion of the (a) membership and (b) estimated deficit of the Royal Mail pension scheme is...

      Royal Mail: Reorganisation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent estimate he has made of the expenditure incurred to date on (a) consultants and (b) other...

      Royal Mail: Reorganisation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent estimate he has made of the expenditure incurred on legal fees associated with the proposed...

      South West Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what reductions in (a) capital and (b) resource funding for the South West of England Regional...

      Zimbabwe: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of trade between the UK and Zimbabwe was in the last five years.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many second homes there were in each council tax band in each region in England in each year from 1997 to 2008.

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many chargeable dwellings in each council tax band there were in each region in each year from 1997 to 2008.

      Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 19 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1072-3W, on...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how long her Department has followed the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in her Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of her Department's staff were employed to work on housing-related matters in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) BlackBerrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A)...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the system for the remuneration of (a) board members and (b) special advisers in her Department includes an incentive...

      Eco-Towns: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost was of producing the eco-town video on the directgov website; and which organisation produced the video.

      Empty Property: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many residential dwellings were vacant in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 483W, on the Faith...

      Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 483W, on the Faith...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her estimate is of the number of fires prevented in each (a) region and (b) fire authority area in the most recent year...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many fire stations in each fire and rescue authority area were staffed in (a) whole and (b) part by retained fire fighters...

      Fire Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average cost was of employing a full-time equivalent (a) fire fighter and (b) retained fire fighter in the latest...

      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 staff in each year since 1997.

      Homes and Communities Agency

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

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the social effect on communities of the Government's target of building 3 million new...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new units of social housing have been built in (a) Stafford constituency, (b) the West Midlands and (c) England in...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the difference was between (a) the actual rate of (i) inflation, (ii) wage inflation, (iii) discount rate for scheme...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of first-time home buyers there were in each year between 1987 and 1996.

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the number of applications for judicial review of discussions taken by the...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) employment and (b) classes of employment are incompatible with source as a councillor in a local authority where the...

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1695-6W, on...

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capitalisation directions to local authorities have been issued by her Department for back pay for equal pay claims to...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance has been provided to local authorities on (a) the setting of investment strategies in respect of the local...

      Local Government: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on redundancy payments to local authority staff.

      Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 550W, on mobile homes, if she will place in the Library a...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department and its agencies hold on the amount of mortgage lending which has funded mortgages (a) for new...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in each local authority area have received assistance under her Department's mortgage rescue scheme in...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's announcement of 31 March 2009 on business rates, what the estimated cost to the Exchequer...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's announcement of 31 March 2009 on business rates, (1) whether an impact assessment of the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's announcement of 31 March 2009 on business rates, what funding will be provided to local...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Small Businesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the eligibility criteria are for small business rate relief in (a) England outside London and (b) London.

      Planning: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities have to exclude gardens from brownfield designation within their local development framework.

      Regional Government: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 6 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1885-86W, on joint...

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in each (a) region and (b) local authority area (i) live in and (ii) are on a waiting list for sheltered...

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many sheltered accommodation (a) units and (b) schemes there are in each (i) region and (ii) local authority area.

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department issues to local authorities on the employment of wardens and care workers in sheltered...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many social homes there are expected to be in (a) London, (b) Birmingham, (c) Liverpool, (d) Leeds, (e)...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance the Tenant Services Authority gives to housing associations in respect of the affordability to tenants of rent...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many responses to its consultation on Traveller sites the South East England regional assembly has rejected because the...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking on the provision of sites for Travellers in those districts adjoining Sevenoaks district council.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of abortions which will take place in each year to 2015; and if he will make a statement.

    • Abortion: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost to the NHS was of providing abortions up to nine weeks of pregnancy in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Abortion: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated cost to the NHS was of providing morning-after pills in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the causes of death at accident and emergency departments in (a) England and (b) the North East in each of the last 10 years.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to inform people of the effects on health of excessive alcohol consumption in (a) England, (b) the North East and...

      Ambulance Services: Airwave Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish each document concerning Airwave which he has sent to ambulance trusts since November 2008.

      Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prescriptions for each selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor were dispensed in each of the last five years; and how many were dispensed to...

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many providers of NHS services for people with autism are (a) direct NHS, (b) private, (c) voluntary and (d) independent providers; and how...

      Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what records (a) his Department and (b) NHS bodies hold on the (i) source of individual blood batches used in the NHS and (ii) destinations to which...

      Cardiovascular System: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding is available for measures to reduce extreme vascular malformations in children in Gloucestershire; (2) what guidance his Department...

      CJD: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, columns 756-7W, on CJD: screening, what the criteria are for validation of a test for variant...

      CJD: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what rights family members of those who have died of variant Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD) have in relation to the use of their relatives' blood samples...

      CJD: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, column 757W, on blood donation screening, if he will make an assessment of the merits of giving...

      Congenital Abnormalities: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much compensation the Government has paid out to people who had birth defects caused by the side-effects of pharmaceutical treatment in the last 30 years.

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated to determine whether there is a relationship between access to emergency contraception...

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which schools are taking part in the project to allow girls to ask for emergency contraception by text message; on which basis each school was selected;...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in his Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times (a) he and (b) each other Minister in his Department has visited his Department's offices at Quarry House, Leeds since June 2007.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) energy consumed by, (b) energy cost of and (c) carbon dioxide emissions from each category of IT device in each...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to address the effect on levels of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department of its ICT purchases since the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average server capacity utilisation by each division of his Department was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) printers and (b) multi-function devices with printing functions were in use in each division of his Department in each of the last five...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of his Department were compliant with the Government's Buy...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps (a) his Department and (b) each of the agencies and public bodies for which his Department is responsible are taking to ensure the principles...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues on whether members of staff may claim for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in standard...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1360W, on departmental publications, how many articles appearing in healthcare...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1360W, on departmental publications, how much (a) his Department and (b) its executive...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on the practice of holding departmental away days outside the Department's buildings.

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of a national audit to assess the adequacy of arrangements made by hospital trusts to fill NHS doctor rotas; and...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times each of the Ministers in his Department visited (a) a hospital, (b) a dental practice, (c) an accident and emergency department, (d) a...

      General Practitioners: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of general practitioners' premises were above all minimum standards set by his Department in each primary care trust area at the most...

      General Practitioners: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries in Tamworth constituency have been (a) refurbished and (b) rebuilt in each of the last 11 years.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what benchmark cost his Department uses for the training of a (a) midwife, (b) health visitor and (c) nurse.

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average cost of (a) tuition, (b) bursary, (c) salary support and (d) other training costs for a (i) doctor, (ii)...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) NHS hospitals, (b) other NHS organisations, (c) social care organisations, (d) hospices and (e) private hospitals he and his Ministers...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding his Department has allocated for the treatment and care of people diagnosed with (a) meningitis, (b) dementia and (c) osteoporosis...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of (a) (i) the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority, (ii) the Mid-Staffordshire...

      Health Services: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department incurred in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 898W, on health services: Greater London, what assessment he has made of the effects on...

      Health Services: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on changes in acute care in Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding area following the...

      Health Services: Non-profit-Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many social enterprises which provide one or more NHS healthcare service have been established in each of the last three years.

      Hospital Beds: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial penalties have been imposed on Stoke-on-Trent City Council as a result of delayed discharges from hospitals in each of the last three years.

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what hospitals each Minister in his Department has visited since July 2007; and what the date of each visit was.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of alcohol-based hand rubs in countering (a) Clostridium difficile and (b) other healthcare-associated...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training the NHS has provided to (a) surgeons, (b) doctors, (c) nurses and (d) other healthcare professionals on best practice in the prevention,...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on research into (a) vaccines against, (b) treatments for and (c) other aspects of Clostridium difficile in each of...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on campaigns to raise public awareness of (a) Clostridium difficile and (b) other healthcare-associated infections in...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is available to NHS patients and their families on the (a) prevention and (b) detection of (i) Clostridium difficile and (ii) other...

      Human Tissue Authority: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the licence fee structure of the Human Tissue Authority effects (a) full recovery and (b) more than full recovery of the costs of granting a licence.

      Human Tissue Authority: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the guidelines for including acellular material under the licence fee structure of the Human Tissue Authority; and if he will make a...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the population was inoculated against influenza in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with a learning disability are employed by (a) his Department and (b) the NHS.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures he intends to adopt to ensure that local authorities in the Spearhead Group considered not to be on track to reach the 2010 target of...

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the causes of excess deaths within the Spearhead Group of local authorities considered off track from reaching their 2010...

      Malnutrition: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths were caused by malnutrition among those in each age group over 65 years in each region in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Measles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children up to the age of six years old were inoculated against measles in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and how many...

      Medical Records: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 239W, on NHS: data protection, which companies have had access to NHS patient...

      Meningitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were diagnosed with meningitis in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which bodies, other than individual mental health NHS trusts, are responsible for ensuring that patients committed to (a) low security, (b) medium...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to provide older people with improved mental health services; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, columns 368-69W, on assertive outreach teams, what the reasons are for the reduction in...

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1762-4W, on mental health services: nurses, what the reason is for the reduction in...

      Mental Health Services: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the provision of registered mental health nurses in (a) England, (b) the South West and (c) Devon in each of the...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place for (a) supervision and (b) monitoring of implementation of the recommendations of the Healthcare Commission report on...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department (a) was informed in advance of and (b) agreed to the suspension of the Chief Executive of Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

      Midwives: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of midwives in service qualified by completing a midwifery (a) degree and (b) short programme before registration.

      Multiple Sclerosis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on a possible link between vitamin D and a common genetic variant which lowers the risk of...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the (a) median and (b) mean length of time a patient has waited for (i) an outpatient and (ii) an inpatient appointment...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of prescribing anti-depressant drugs in (a) North and East Hertfordshire and (b) England in each of the last...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients (a) were admitted to hospital and (b) died because of an adverse reaction to prescription medication in each of the last 10 years.

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department's Pacesetters programme is estimated to cost; how many staff of his Department are engaged on it; how long (a) Wave 1 and (b)...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to monitor the effect of the use of private sector operators on levels of patient care quality in (a) patient transport...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on each type of non-medical education and training for NHS staff in each of the last five years; and what the budget for...

      Northern Burn Care Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health where the (a) network manager and (b) clinical director of the Northern Burn Care Network are based.

      Occupational Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fully qualified occupational therapists have been employed by the NHS in West Chelmsford constituency in each year since 2001.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 901W, on out of area treatment: Wales, whether the protocol to have effect from April...

      Quality Health Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to Quality Health Ltd. in the last 12 months.

      Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital admissions and (b) finished consultant episodes for patients with respiratory complaints there were (i) in England and (ii) at (A)...

      Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of self-harm were diagnosed among (a) men and (b) women aged (i) between 50 and 64 years and (ii) over the age of 65 years in each region...

      Sleep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to raise awareness of the health risks arising from sleep deprivation.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data his Department collects on the number of NHS patients who have ceased smoking as a result of advice given by their GP in (a) each London...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, column 251W, on social care: research, whether the research being undertaken by the Personal...

      Social Services: National Skills Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 20 June 2008, Official Report, column 1236W, whether the Social Care Skills Academy is operational.

      Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many social workers the NHS employs; and how many of them completed their training (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      South Staffordshire and Shropshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when South Staffordshire NHS Trust applied to Monitor for foundation status; (2) when Monitor (a) began and (b) completed its intensive...

      Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Suicide and Injury of Undetermined Intent Mortality Rate indicator was withdrawn; and what assessment he has made of the effect of...

      Teenage Pregnancy: Hillingdon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many teenage pregnancies there were in the London Borough of Hillingdon in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • International Development

    • Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what change in funding for (a) the Conflict Prevention Pool budget and (b) each activity funded under that budget is planned for...

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether funding under the Returns and Reintegration Fund is classified as official development assistance; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which training courses were (a) available to and (b) taken up by (i) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department in the last...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on the provision of training for Ministers and civil servants in each of the last three years.

      Developing Countries: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the creation of a patent pool to enable access to generic copies of drugs by governments in developing countries.

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consideration was given to holding discussions on the issue of poor water and sanitation in the developing world at the London G20...

      Developing Countries: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps the Government has taken to improve access to clean water and sanitation in the developing world.

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if his Department will make it its policy in EU negotiations to ensure that aid conditionality with particular reference to acceptance...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether any administrative financial penalties may be levied by his Department.

      Global Fund to Fight AIDS Tuberculosis and Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on the level of his Department's funding for the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis...

      Montserrat: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much budgetary aid the UK gave to Montserrat in each of the last five years.

      Overseas Aid: Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the provision of (a) loans and (b) loan guarantees by multilateral development banks to fossil fuel projects...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the estimated cost of the regional consultation on his Department's White Paper on eliminating world poverty is; and if he will...

      Poverty: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the House of Lords (i) were invited and (ii) attended his Department's Conference on...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment was made of the economic case for an airport on the island of St Helena before tenders for the construction of an...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much the preferred tenderer has spent on pre-contractual work for the construction of an airport on the island of St Helena; and...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have held in respect of the proposed airport on the island of Saint...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the proposed airport on the island of Saint Helena; and if he...

      St. Helena: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many consultations on (a) proposals for an airport on the island of St Helena, (b) other matters associated with an airport and...

      St. Helena: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Defence and (b) the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth...

      St. Helena: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what periods in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 RMS St Helena will be out of service for programmed works; and what plans there are to...

      St. Helena: Politics and Government

      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, when he expects the...

      St. Helena: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what means of transport are available to visitors wishing to travel to Saint Helena; and if he will make a statement.

      Tuberculosis: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's priorities are in respect of programmes for the global control of tuberculosis in the next 12 months.

      Tuberculosis: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that international development and control of the spread of drug-resistant tuberculosis are discussed...

      Washington

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which airline was used by the hon. Member for Dewsbury (Mr. Malik) for his visit to Washington from 25 to 26 October 2007, as listed in...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Canadian counterpart on Russian military deployments in the Arctic.

    • Balkans: 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...

      Balkans: 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...

      Binyam Mohamed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department's Senior Legal Adviser was instructed during his recent visit to Washington to request the US...

      British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 March 2009, Official Report, column 778W, on British Council: finance, how much expenditure (a)...

      British Overseas Territories: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many animal species previously known to inhabit each British Overseas Territory have been recorded as extinct since 2004.

      British Virgin Islands: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure the preservation of biodiversity and coral reefs in the British Virgin Islands.

      Canada: Politics and Government

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

      Central Africa: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of the EU military mission in Chad and the Central African Republic to...

      Children: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) funding and (b) other assistance his Department provided for the production of series (i) one, (ii) two and (iii)...

      Colombia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what mechanisms are in place to ensure that the counter-narcotics assistance provided by the Government to the Colombian...

      Colombia: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Written Ministerial Statement of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 40-2WS, on Colombia, what plans there...

      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...

      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...

      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 Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for how long his Department has followed the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme.

      Departmental Computers

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

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, columns 626-7W, on the economic situation, what expenditure under...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what steps have been taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to improve the thermal efficiency of their...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) BlackBerrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A)...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's entertainment budget was in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, columns 843-44W, on departmental public expenditure, from which...

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many training courses (a) civil servants and (b) Ministers in his Department undertook in each of the last three years;...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on the practice of holding departmental away days outside the Department's buildings.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in his Department in each of the last three years; how many sessions...

      Diplomatic Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 6 November 2006, Official Report, column 843W, on the Diplomatic Service, what progress his...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff of EU institutions are posted to EU external representations.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial contribution the EU made to international organisations in which it has a role as (a) a participant and (b) an...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the members of the EU Joint Advisory Committee for Professional Incompetence are.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) cases and (b) subjects were considered by the EU Joint Advisory Committee for Professional Incompetence in 2008.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which international institutions European Communities bodies are able to claim the alternative exercise of membership rights;...

      Exchange Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how foreign exchange risk on his Department's foreign currency liabilities is managed; and if he will make a statement.

      Foreign Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to involve UK Muslims in discussions on British foreign policy.

      Future Firecrest Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department first assessed the feasibility of the project which became the Future Firecrest programme; and if he will...

      Future Firecrest Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the contract with Hewlett-Packard to provide the Future Firecrest programme was signed.

      Future Firecrest Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Future Firecrest programme was initially scheduled for completion; and what the initial estimate of its cost was.

      Future Firecrest Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Future Firecrest programme is scheduled for completion; and what his most recent estimate of the cost of the programme is.

      Future Firecrest Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many bidders his Department initially considered to supply its Future Firecrest programme.

      G20: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements are being made by his Department to accommodate those persons attending the G20 summit; and if he will make a...

      G20: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department provided to the G20 Voice programme; and for what purposes such funding was used.

      Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse of the Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase of Wine was in each of the...

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the (a) chairman and (b) members of each Government Hospitality Fund advisory committee are; what each committee's terms...

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) full-time employees and (b) full-time equivalent staff the Government Hospitality Fund employed in each of the...

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government Hospitality Fund spent on the purchase of (a) champagne and (b) other wines in each of the last five years.

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the budget of the Government Hospitality Fund was in each year since 1997.

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what budget has been set for the Government Hospitality Fund for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to how many official functions the Government Hospitality Fund provided services in each of the last five years.

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) role and (b) function of the Government Hospitality Fund is.

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Departments made use of the Government Hospitality Fund in each of the last five years.

      Government Hospitality Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) champagnes and (b) other wines the Government Hospitality Fund purchased in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Immigration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the budget of the Returns and Reintegration Fund (a) was in 2008-09 and (b) is planned to be in 2009-10; what proportion...

      Iraq: 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...

      Iraq: Mujahedin-e Khalq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of alleged attacks on residents in Ashraf City by members of the Iraqi secret service; and if he...

      Iraq: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts for reconstruction projects in Iraq have been awarded to UK businesses.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 2 December 2008 from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford on Ms Margaret Harrison of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter to him of 19 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regards...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities made in the Foresight...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Israeli government on the recent attack on a convoy in Sudan alleged to have...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the US administration on the recent attack on a convoy in Sudan alleged to have...

      Nepal: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the relationship between observance of human rights and long-term development in Nepal.

      Nepal: Human Rights

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

      Nepal: Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on levels of press freedom in Nepal.

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of levels of religious freedom in Nepal.

      Pakistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Pakistan on allegations of human rights abuses in (a) Swat region and...

      Pakistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect of continuing Taliban insurgency in Pakistan on the Government's policies on...

      Pakistan: Taliban

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on the position of the Taliban in Swat region.

      RMS St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost of maintaining RMS St. Helena has been since it entered service in 1989.

      Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the use of private armed security companies in volatile countries.

      Shanghai World Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding has been received for the British pavilion for the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

      Shanghai World Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the British pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

      Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what coaching and training the Government have provided for the Prime Minister's Special Envoy for Conflict Resolution, Jack...

      Sudan: Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with President Afewerki of Eritrea on the recent visit to Eritrea of Sudan's President al-Bashir.

      Sudan: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Israeli ambassador on the recent Israeli attack on alleged arms carriers in Eastern Sudan.

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Sudanese government on the closure of Sudan Social Development Organisation.

      Tony Blair

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the public purse of the protection of Tony Blair when outside the British Isles has been since June 2007,...

      USA: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US Secretary of State on President Obama's recent video broadcast to the Iranians.

      Uzbekistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what part his Department has played in the EU-Uzbekistan Human Rights Dialogue.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to answer question 258643, on arms trade: exports, tabled on 24 February 2009.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his African Union counterparts on the political situation in Zimbabwe.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Electronic Identification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 17 March (WA 16), whether they have considered offsetting any infraction penalties incurred by...

    • Agriculture: Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost of the legal defence for all the cases in which costs incurred by independent contractors during the 2001 foot and mouth disease...

      Aquatic Animal Health (England and Wales) Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to Schedule 2 to the Aquatic Animal Health (England and Wales) Regulations (SI 2009/463), by what legislative authority an Act of Parliament may be...

      Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following publication of the Service Family Accommodation Condition Survey for England and Wales, a comparable survey is being carried out in Scotland;...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what trials have been carried out using 100 per cent synthetic fuels for Royal Air Force aircraft; what trials are planned; what obstacles there are to carrying...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at what level of seniority banking appointments must be reported to the Financial Services Authority for clearance; and to which banks this applies.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 19 March (WA 72), whether the figures of £19.97 billion to the Royal Bank of Scotland and £11.48 billion...

      Banking: Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sent a response to the Governor of the Bank of England concerning his remarks on future fiscal expansion; and, if so, what were their principal...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis approval was given for Hugh Donnelly, Paul McEvoy and Phil Flynn to be employed by the Bank of Scotland (Ireland), which trades in the United...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the conviction of Ted Cunningham in the Republic of Ireland of activity connected with the robbery of Northern Bank in 2004, they will request...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who over the past 10 years has monitored the operations and correctness of the Bank of Scotland (Ireland) when it operates in the United Kingdom.

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in all banking organisations in which they have a controlling stake, how much was paid to staff in bonuses during 2008.

      Banking: Forecasts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Myners on 11 March (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1165), how the banks' forecasts compare with the forecasts in the...

      Banking: Lloyds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total amount of bonuses paid and due for payment in 2009 by Lloyds Banking Group plc; and to how many employees.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of (a) taking legal action against former board members of the Royal Bank of Scotland for negligence, and (b) referring their...

      Banking: UK Financial Investments Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 30 March (WA 175—76) concerning banks in which UK Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI) has a majority share, what...

      Banks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether banks with branches in the United Kingdom are monitored to the same degree as banks with headquarters in the United Kingdom; and, if so, what are the...

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 19 March (WA 64) regarding the Belfast agreement, how is the chapter in the agreement entitled...

      Bigamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of bigamy were dealt with in British courts in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and how many resulted in a conviction.

      Bigamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people convicted of bigamy in British courts were sentenced to a term in prison in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many outbreaks of bovine tuberculosis there have been in herds in Gloucestershire since the flooding in July 2007.

      Brazil: Sex Tourism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are co-operating with the Government of Brazil concerning (a) controls over British sex tourists and the exploitation of children; and (b) trafficking...

      British Citizenship: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what fees are payable by a British citizen resident abroad (a) to sponsor his non-citizen spouse and three children to apply for entry clearance to reside in the...

      British Citizenship: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what fees are payable by a Commonwealth citizen resident abroad (a) to obtain a United Kingdom ancestry visa; (b) to sponsor his non-citizen spouse and three...

      British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 24 March (WA 109) concerning funding of the British-Irish Inter-Parliamentary Body, on what basis the...

      Business Rates: Vacant Properties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the current economic situation, they will suspend payment of business rates on vacant properties.

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many closed circuit television cameras are currently registered with the Information Commissioner; and To ask Her Majesty's Government how many closed circuit...

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many child trust funds have been opened in each year since 2003 by HM Revenue and Customs, broken down by region.

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria and guidelines were used by HM Revenue and Customs to decide what type of account to open on behalf of the recipients of child trust funds.

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of HM Revenue and Customs-invested child trust funds that are now worth less than when they were invested (a) in money...

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the Government rules in place to help reduce risk on stakeholder child trust fund accounts, as set out on the child trust fund website; and what...

      Child Trust Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many child trust funds have been opened in each year since 2003 by HM Revenue and Customs, broken down by provider and account type. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Children: Carers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children under the age of 16 have been identified as carers in each region and sub-region of the United Kingdom.

      Children: Data Sharing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government at what age they deem a child able to consent to information sharing; and whether parents are normally involved in children's decisions about whether to consent to...

      Children: Onset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children have been profiled as potential offenders by the Onset system; how many of those have been enrolled in a diversionary scheme; and how many have...

      Children: Onset

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which agencies have access to profiles created by Onset; where the Onset profiles are stored; and how long an Onset profile is kept for.

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 31 March (WS 83—84), what was the estimated size of the Department...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 31 March (WS 83—84), what was the estimated size of the Department...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 31 March (WS 83—84), what was the estimated size of the Foreign and...

      Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the conclusion of the petition signed by over 80,000 Icelanders, which was presented to the British-Icelandic Parliamentary...

      Communications Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they can distinguish communications data and the content of communications in relation to social networking sites.

      Communications Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in planning the Interception Modernisation Programme, they have considered deep packet inspection equipment as a means of analysing people's internet...

      Communications Data Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the construction of a prototype database for the proposed Communications Data Bill is under way; if so, how it will be tested; and how much will be spent...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support and guidance they have provided to the United Nations Counter-Terrorism Implementation Task Force.

      Counter-Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring into force Section 28 of the Counter-Terrorism Act 2008.

      Counter-Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by Lord West of Spithead on 4 November 2008 (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 184), whether agreement has been reached with the Lord...

      Criminality Information Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the duties of the Independent Adviser for Criminality Information Management advertised by the Appointments Commission on 1 April.

      Criminality Information Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the context of the Home Office advertisements for an Independent Adviser for Criminality Information Management, what is the meaning of Criminality Information...

      Dalai Lama

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the Government of South Africa not granting a visa to the Dalai Lama to attend the peace conference in South Africa.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many letters they have received from the European Commission regarding implementation of the Data Protection Directive.

      Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the composition of the implementation group for the Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009; and whether the guidance produced by the implementation...

      Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the implementation group created for the Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009 has responsibilities concerning the Interception Modernisation...

      Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, for the purpose of planning the Interception Modernisation Programme and interpreting the Data Retention (EC Directive) Regulations 2009, they classify...

      Debt: United States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 25 March (WA 137) concerning war debt owed to the United States, whether interest is included in the $4,368...

      Department for International Development: DEL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 9 March (WA 198—99), why HM Treasury's allocation to the Conflict Prevention Pool is declining.

      Driving: Learners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what methods were available to members of the public to respond to the Driving Standards Agency's consultation document Learning to Drive, issued in May 2008.

      Driving: Learners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many responses have been received to the consultation document Learning to Drive; what analysis has been made of respondents by age, gender or interest in the...

      Driving: Learners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Scottish Qualifications Authority about the establishment of a pre-driver qualification within the United Kingdom education...

      Driving: Learners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of interest has been expressed by schools in Scotland, England and Wales in the establishment of a pre-driver education qualification.

      Driving: Learners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for their introduction of pre-driver qualification courses into school curricula and the subsequent evaluation of the effect of such courses.

      Drugs: Clonazepam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the drug clonazepam was first licensed for treatment in the United Kingdom; and what assessment they have made of whether the drug has had adverse effects on...

      Drugs: Khat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the health effects of khat; and what advice they have given on khat to local health authorities and local education authorities.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have given to home-educating parents or organisations about shielding data on ContactPoint.

      Elephant Ivory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that illegal imports of modern elephant ivory into the United Kingdom are properly identified and not incorrectly classified...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 March (WA 92), and following the oral evidence of the previous chief executive of the Medical Research...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 16 March (WA 3), why information on the ratios of scientific papers describing induced pluripotent...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 12 May 2008 (WA 109—10) and 23 March (WA 92—93), which of the inspection reports available...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 16 March (WA 3), why information on the number of scientific papers describing stem cells derived...

      Energy: Fuel Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether recent reductions in fuel costs have been passed to consumers in full; and, if not, what proposals they have to remedy the position.

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 27 February (WA 112), whether the £5 billion to £6 billion cost per annum estimated for...

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 March (WA 73—74), how the level of global nuclear generation in 2008 compared with that of...

      Energy: Wind Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they issue to wind farm developers regarding the legitimacy of payments to interested parties, whether local or national, made with the purpose of...

      Energy: Wind Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the guidance available to local planning authorities in respect of allocations from developers to site wind farms in National Parks and Areas of...

      Energy: Wyre Barrage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of a re-activation of the 1991 Wyre Tidal Barrage Scheme.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the new helpline structure proposed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission will improve the advice service for the most vulnerable groups during the...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the permanent and non-permanent staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission previously worked for (a) the Commission for Racial...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the staff of (a) the Commission for Racial Equality, (b) the Equal Opportunities Commission, and (c) the Disability Rights Commission did not join the...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the staff working for the Equality and Human Rights Commission who have left since 1 October 2007 previously worked for (a) the Commission for Racial...

      Equality: Company Boards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage gender and racial equality in British business boards; and, if so, how.

      EU: Regional Programmes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will accept the offer from the European Union to extend the length of the regional programmes to allow them to benefit during the current recession.

      Europol: Internet Check

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have provided in the development of Europol's Check the Web portal.

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reverse female circumcision operations have been carried out by the National Health Service in each of the past six years.

      Firearms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were (a) killed, and (b) injured, by an illegal firearm in the United Kingdom in (1) 1997, and (2) the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 March (WA 40), whether the Answer recognised that (a) the York report on water fluoridation stated...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the "standard brief" on the effects of water fluoridation referred to in Appendix 2 paragraph 21 of the Chief Dental Officer's February 2008 letter of...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent decision by South Central Strategic Health Authority to fluoridate the water supplies in some areas of Southampton and Hampshire, against the...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how their foreign policy takes account of any human right for people to live wherever their economic circumstances allow.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many freedom of information requests the Northern Ireland Office has received in each year since 2004; how many were not met; how many required a fee to be...

      G20: London Summit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the G20 Summit on 2 April was successful in introducing world-wide regulation of financial institutions.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many litres of bottled water were purchased by each government department in each of the past three years.

      Government Departments: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many legal challenges under (a) the Human Rights Act 1998, and (b) data protection law, have been made in relation to each of the 46 government databases...

      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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory...

      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 Children, Schools and Families and its...

      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 Ministry of Defence since 1997; and which of those...

      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 of Energy and Climate Change and its...

      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 Innovation, Universities and Skills...

      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 Home Office since 1997; and which of those have been...

      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 Northern Ireland Office since 1997; and which of...

      Guantanamo Bay: Binyam Mohamed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of transport by air and car, including accompanying officials, involved in returning Binyam Mohamed to the United Kingdom; and what are the...

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Ministry of Defence was represented at the symposium on research into Gulf War illnesses held in the House of Lords on Tuesday 24 March.

      Health: Cerebral Palsy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the incidence of low birth weight in 2008; and how it has changed in the last five years; To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average cost of...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional help will be available to organisations and authorities to assist any increase in homelessness and rough sleeping as a result of the economic climate.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the available statistics for the number of people homeless in (a) London, and (b) the rest of England.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether statistical records are updated when homeless people find their own accommodation; and whether there is a record of those who return to homelessness.

      Hotel and Hostels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) hotels, and (b) hostels there are in the United Kingdom.

      Houses of Parliament: Select Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 17 March (WA 25), whether they will obtain from each government department...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the regional housing pot allocations for 2009—10 for each housing authority that contains or is included in a housing market renewal pathfinder...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 23 March (WA 97—98) on human rights in foreign countries, in which countries they work with...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 March (WA 287), what is their assessment of the current level of human rights protection in the...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 18 March (WA 45—46), why a list of cases in respect of which the United Kingdom has requested a...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the UK Border Agency Case Resolution Directorate prioritises cases where a consent order is made in the High Court whereby the claimant agrees to withdraw...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in each of the last five years have been denied entry into the United Kingdom on grounds of (a) national security, and (b) threat to public harmony.

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigrants have illegally entered the United Kingdom through the Channel Tunnel since the closure of the French Red Cross centre at Sangatte.

      Internet: Social Networking Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what monitoring of social networking sites is undertaken by government departments, agencies or bodies.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that Camp Ashraf residents who are members of the People's Mujaheddin Organisation of Iran are not expelled to Iran by the...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the appropriate body to decide whether Israel is imposing illegal collective punishments on the Palestinian population by (a) its partial blockade of Gaza,...

      Knighthoods

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many knighthoods have been conferred on non-United Kingdom citizens in each of the past 10 years.

      Licensing Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 24 March (WA 122), whether the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 October 2008 saying "We hope...

      Ministry of Justice: 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 Ministry of Justice and its predecessors since 1997;...

      Money: Northern Bank Notes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what value of Northern Bank notes, other than the amount stolen in the December 2004 robbery, was HM Treasury notified was not returned in the Northern Bank's...

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are responding to the finding of the European Court of Human Rights in December 2008 that keeping the DNA of innocent people on the national DNA database...

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are on the national DNA database in the east of England; and how that compares to the other English regions.

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 30 March (WA 200) concerning the report of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, whether...

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 19 March (WA 79), why the percentage of the Northern Ireland Office senior staff receiving...

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Office will ensure that bonus payments to its officials are allocated to front-line programmes this financial year.

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 30 March (WA 198) concerning bonuses for officials of the Northern Ireland Office, whether the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Energy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the Northern Ireland Office's 170 initiatives for energy saving; and which have been successful.

      Northern Ireland Office: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff in the Northern Ireland Office require a mobile telephone for business purposes; and what is that figure as a percentage of the total number of staff.

      Northern Ireland Office: Salaries and Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials in the Northern Ireland Office are on salaries and expenses which are in excess of (a) £75,000; (b) £100,000; (c) £125,000; and...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff Sickness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of staff of the Northern Ireland Office were on long-term sick leave in 2007 and 2008; and what percentage of the total number of staff those...

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 13 January (WA 135) concerning the cost of taxis for the Northern Ireland...

      Northern Ireland Office: Travel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 19 March (WA 80) concerning travel and subsistence claims for staff in the Northern Ireland Office,...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 29 January (WA 78), who made the policy decision that questions for written answer in the House of...

      Northern Ireland: Operation Banner

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission an inquiry in the form of an historical investigation into the causes of the 40-year conflict in Northern Ireland, and their political...

      Olympic Games 2012: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that black and minority ethnic communities in East London benefit from contracts offered by the organisers of the 2012 Olympic...

      Olympic Games 2012: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether black and minority ethnic and other local people in East London have gained proportionate employment opportunities from the investment in the developments...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to secure the legal reduction of certain senior bank directors' pension entitlements.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the due diligence undertaken in respect of Sir Fred Goodwin's pension.

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were included in the police DNA database in each year for which data are available.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the estimated cost of policing the student riot which took place on 17 March in Belfast's Ormeau Road area.

      Police: Television Interviews

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to restrict or prohibit the giving of television interviews by police officers while driving a police car on a public road.

      Pollution: Airborne Particles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have complied with the requirements of the Letter of Formal Notice from the European Commission in respect of dangerous airborne particles (PM10)...

      Post Office: Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any formal agreement was made with the Government of the Republic of Ireland to underwrite personal savings accounts in the Post Office which were...

      Prisoners: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 26 March (WA 166) concerning compensation for early release of prisoners, whether compensation has been or could be...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the race and faith of each prisoner who has committed suicide in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last three years.

      Public Sector Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the legality of existing public sector databases.

      Questions for Written Answer: Unanswered Questions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of House of Lords Questions for Written Answer not answered by the Northern Ireland Office within the required two...

      Railways: High-speed Lines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in planning a second high-speed railway line from the south coast to Scotland via Yorkshire.

      Railways: London Midland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the performance of London Midland; and whether they plan to discuss the matter with the company.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether public authorities, as defined in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000, will be able to access communications data on internet access, internet...

      Roger Casement: Review of Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the decision made in January 1999 to withhold 13 pages of documents on Roger Casement's Irish Brigade from file KV2/10 and to redact a...

      Royal Mail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs of Royal Mail services vis-à-vis postal delivery systems in France, Spain, Germany and Italy.

      Royal National Lifeboat Institution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are proposing to charge the Royal National Lifeboat Institution for the use of radio spectrum for communication between lifeboat stations and vessels,...

      Sand Hills

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they plan to help stop erosion of the sand hills on Formby coastline, in Sefton.

      Schools: Performance Tables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 2 April (HL 2339), why qualifications have to be approved by the Secretary of State for use in...

      Senior Salaries Review Body

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 31 March (WS 83—84), what was the estimated size of the Department...

      Senior Salaries Review Body

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 31 March (WS 83—84), what was the estimated size of the Ministry of...

      Southport: Gasometer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the gasometer in Southport will be removed.

      Sport: Football Supporters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are working with the Football Supporters' Federation to consider safety measures to protect British football fans travelling to Rome for the Champions...

      Taxation: Interest Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rate of interest is charged by HM Revenue and Customs when taxpayers owe it money; and what rate of interest is paid when HM Revenue and Customs owes money to...

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions or advice are given to trusts and other organisations in the National Health Service on the use of 0800, 084 and 087 telephone numbers.

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance or advice are given to local authorities on the use of 0800, 084 and 087 telephone numbers. To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions or...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations have been proscribed under terrorism legislation in each of the last eight years which (a) are for all practical purposes the same as a...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many activists from organisations proscribed under terrorism legislation have been (a) arrested, (b) charged, and (c) convicted, for offences under that...

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the people stopped in stop and search cases in 2008 were of Muslim, Indian, Bangladeshi and Pakistani heritage.

      Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking with European Union Governments, the Government of the United States, Commonwealth Governments and other concerned Governments (a) to...

      Treasury: Overseas Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any HM Treasury officials have visited any country or overseas dependent territory bordering the Caribbean (including the Bahamas, Bermuda and Turks and...

      Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Natural England has any further plans to remove trees from the Formby coast.

      Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce a nationwide tree planting programme for local authorities, environmental groups and individual households.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the ability of the Ugandan courts and traditional systems of justice to try the Lords Resistance Army commanders in respect of...

      Universities: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have regarding any effect on recruitment of students from middle-income families if university tuition fees are substantially raised.

      Urban Waste Water Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the total cost in real terms to the United Kingdom since 1973 of complying with the urban waste water treatment, bathing and drinking water directives.

      Vehicles: Seize and Destroy Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers are available to the police in Northern Ireland and England to seize and destroy vehicles where the driver or keeper has paid no road tax, has no valid...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh entered the United Kingdom in each of the last five years on visas for marriage.

      Visit England: Website

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hits Visit England's website has received in each of the last 24 months.

      War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are receiving progress reports on investigations into alleged war crimes committed by Hamas in the recent Gaza conflict.

      Waterways: Ecology Status Targets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to address problems with the ecological status of bodies of water in England and Wales in order to agree finalised river basin management...

      Waterways: River Basins

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will make the river basin management plans understandable to members of the public.

      West Bank and East Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request from the Government of Israel figures of the number of Israeli settlers living in the West Bank and east Jerusalem, respectively, and of...

      West Bank and East Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request from the Government of Israel figures of the number of Israeli settlers arriving in the West Bank and east Jerusalem in each of the last...

      West Bank and East Jerusalem

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken through the European Union and with the Government of the United States to address any contraventions of international law that have...

      Young Offenders: Training Courses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young offenders at HM Young Offenders Institute Aylesbury who are serving indeterminate sentences for public protection are on the waiting list for...

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