Written answers

Tuesday, 21 April 2009

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Broadband: Cleveland

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many households in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency had access to broadband services...

    • Departmental Absenteeism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff of his Department were recorded absent for non-medical reasons on (a) 2 February 2009 and...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the initial estimated (a) cost and (b) delivery date for each ICT project initiated by his...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps his Department has taken to address the effect on levels of carbon dioxide emissions from his...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average server capacity utilisation by each division of his Department and its predecessor was in...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 4 February 2008, Official Report, column...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much was spent on subscriptions to (a) newspapers and (b) magazines for delivery to the (i)...

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what information his Department holds on the number of persons appointed to executive positions in bodies...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his Department's policy is on the renewal of the contracts of (a) temporary and (b) agency staff.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department has provided voice coaching to any of its employees in the last 12 months.

      Evening Standard

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the Secretary of State absented himself from the decision on whether to issue an intervention...

      India: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials of each grade in his Department visited India on official business (a) in 2008 and (b)...

      Israel: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials of each grade in his Department visited Israel (a) in 2008 and (b) in 2009 to date.

      Maternity Leave

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many and what proportion of new mothers went on maternity leave in each year since 1997.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 11 December 2008...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Minister for Small Businesses plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West...

      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 25 February 2009 with...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the recommendations relevant to his Department's policy responsibilities...

      Paternity Leave

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many and what proportion of new fathers went on paternity leave in each year since the right to such...

      Regional Development Agencies: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how much Advantage West Midlands has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each year since it was...

      Royal Mail: Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much Royal Mail receives in allowances for pension deficit recovery under its price control agreement...

      Telecommunications: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will have discussions with Ministerial colleagues on the resilience of the IT and telecommunications...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Sixth Form Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2009, Official Report, column 636W, on the Building Schools for the Future programme:...

    • Ofsted: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints (a) Ofsted and (b) his Department received from (i) schools and (ii) other education providers in respect of...

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils of each age group received (a) up to one hour, (b) between one and two hours, (c) between two and three hours...

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in each age group have a personal learning guide or coach.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the contextual value added scores were of each school which achieved fewer than 30 per cent. five A* to C grades including...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in each local authority are participating in the Gaining Ground initiative; which local authorities have entered...

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers left the profession before retirement age in each year since 1997.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Young People: Local Democracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps her Department has taken to encourage young people to participate in local democratic decision-making processes.

    • Rent Receipts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to permit local authorities to keep all receipts from rent paid by their tenants.

      Sustainable Homes Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Code homes have gained credits for security in each year since the Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced.

      Regeneration: Yorkshire Forward

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions she has had with Yorkshire Forward on regeneration initiatives.

      Local Authorities: Icelandic Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment she has made of the effect on local authorities of the collapse of Icelandic banks.

      Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to make a decision on the approval of regional spatial strategies.

      Local Authorities: Independence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will bring forward legislative proposals to increase the independence from central government of local authorities; and...

      Business Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on small businesses of changes in the level of business rates from April 2009.

      Planning Applications: Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to provide members of the public with more powers in respect of planning applications made by supermarkets.

      Audit Commission: Icelandic Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with the Audit Commission on its findings in respect of the management by local authorities of...

      FiReControl Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the implementation of the FiReControl project.

      Band D Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much Band D council tax has increased on average in (a) England and (b) South Bedfordshire in absolute and percentage...

      Community Groups: Assets Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on her proposals for the transfer of assets to community groups.

      Regional Economy: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the steps the Government Office for the South West has taken to assist the...

      Home Information Pack Rules

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make an assessment of the effect of the new home information pack rules on the housing market.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of unitary authorities which have set their absolute rate of council tax since the...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much revenue was raised in absolute terms through the fire precept on council tax in each precepting authority in the last...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average percentage change was in the council tax precepts levied by (a) district councils, (b) county councils, (c)...

      Councillors: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) her Department and (b) the Standards Board has issued to local authorities on the undertaking of Criminal...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were rescued by the Fire and Rescue Service from (a) all fires and (b) dwellings fires in each (i) fire...

      Homelessness: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless (a) children and (b) adults are in temporary accommodation in (i) Birmingham Hall Green constituency and...

      Housing: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 973-74W, on housing: crime prevention, for what reasons...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether members of local authority independent remuneration panels are required to be resident in the local authority area.

      Local Government: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role her Department had in the drafting of the Equality Standard for Local Government.

      Local Government: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding regional improvement and efficiency partnerships have allocated to the development of the Equality Standard for...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department holds on the (a) top, (b) median and (c) average salary of chief executives in (i) county and...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's National Indicators for Local Authorities and Local Authority Partnerships: Handbook of...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate she has made of the number of firms eligible for transitional rate relief in each year of the 2005 to 2010...

      Regional Assemblies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in respect of which Government Office regions (a) her Department and (b) the relevant Government Office has been notified that...

      Regional Planning and Development: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the planned timetable is for the publication of the final version of the South East Plan.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 79W, on the Tenant Services Authority, (1) how many people...

      Social Rented Housing: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects her Department to have completed its collection of data on social lets to foreign nationals; and when she plans...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Science Museum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to increase the operational independence of the Science museum.

    • Departmental Information and Communications Technology

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

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to address the effect on levels of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department of its ICT purchases...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

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

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) printers and (b) multi-function devices with printing functions were in use in each division of his Department in each of...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

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

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of his Department were compliant with the...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much funding his Department provided to amateur sports clubs in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North...

  • Defence

    • Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of each type of armoured vehicle are available to the armed forces; from which companies each type of vehicle was purchased; and what the...

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what major IT programmes (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies is undertaking; and what the most recent estimate of (i) the cost and (ii) the...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Pakistan: Al Qaeda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he was first informed of the suspected death of Mr. Rashid Rauf following a US air strike on the village of Ali Khel on 22 November 2008.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Civil Servants: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which (a) positions and (b) pay bands within the Home Civil Service have terms and conditions of employment which stipulate that post holders...

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster for how long the Cabinet Office has followed the Carbon Trust's Carbon Management programme.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many laptop computers have been provided to (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in (i) his Department and (ii) the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the Green ICT Scoreboard; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what information his Department holds on the number of Government departments and agencies which require people to dial a premium rate number to...

      Non-departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many non-departmental public bodies there were in (a) 1997, (b) May 2007 and (c) February 2009; (2) how many staff of...

      Public Consultation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent steps his Department has taken to assist members of the public to use interactive digital technology in order to participate in the...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Feed: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that imports of animal feed ingredients are derived from sustainable sources.

    • BSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.

      Cattle: Animal Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of anthrax in cattle.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contact his Department has had for monitoring purposes with businesses operating dog rental schemes in England in the...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 974W, on...

      Farmers: Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what schemes he supports to promote farmers' markets and local produce in Lancaster and Wyre constituency.

      Farmers: Markets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department has made available for the promotion of farmers' markets in 2008-09.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what contingency plans his Department has to ensure the security of food supply.

      Foot and Mouth Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the incidence of foot and mouth disease.

      Lighting: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the effect on the level of UK carbon dioxide emissions of the replacement of...

      Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to facilitate the use of bio-digestion as a method of disposal of fallen stock.

      Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to introduce on-farm storage of fallen stock.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon, sent on behalf of Miss D. Moore...

      Packaging: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage appropriate biodegradable packaging of products.

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the reservoir capacity in England and Wales was in (a) 1989 and (b) January 2009.

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of installing individual water meters in each unmetered domestic property in England.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 23 June 2008, Official Report, column 150W, on the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000, what...

    • Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent by his Department on the development of energy efficient insulation (a) technology and (b) initiatives to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Northavon of 19 December 2008 on behalf of Mr. and Mrs. Wilson of Old...

      Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee's most recent annual report.

      Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which bodies are undertaking work formerly undertaken by the Nuclear Safety Advisory Committee.

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the budget for the Hydrogen, Fuel Cell and Carbon Abatement Technologies Demonstration Programme is in each year from 2008-09 to...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much each contractor appointed under the Warm Front scheme has received under the scheme in each of the last three financial years...

      Warm Front Scheme: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Braintree of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 410W, on the Warm Front Scheme:...

      Warm Front Scheme: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Warm Front heating installations have been completed by Matthew Score over the last eight years; how much was received by...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Overseas Territories: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in which British Overseas Territories micro-generation electricity production schemes are in operation.

    • British Overseas Territories: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which British Overseas Territories have held trials of power generation from (a) wind turbines, (b) solar power stations and...

      British Overseas Territories: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much electricity is generated from renewable resources in each British Overseas Territory.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's (i) executive agencies and (ii) non-departmental public bodies have...

      Departmental ICT

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the average server capacity utilisation by each division of his Department was in each of the last five years; and if he...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) printers and (b) multi-function devices with printing functions were in use in each division of his Department in...

      Departmental ICT

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

      EU Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much EU grant-aided funding for non-member states there was in 2007.

      Immigration: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on (a) human rights abuses in countries from which people undertake...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to meet the new Foreign Minister of Israel to discuss UK-Israel relations.

      Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Ministers have visited Kenya in the last 12 months.

      Kenya: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Kenyan counterpart on anti-piracy operations off the coast of Kenya.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to reply to the letter dated 14 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 23 February 2009, with regard to Mr...

      Middle East: 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...

      Moscow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits were made by Ministers to Moscow in the financial year 2007-08.

      Nuclear Weapons: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policy on non-proliferation of the European Commission...

      Pakistan: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan on the provision of education for women in (a) Swat region...

      Pitcairn Islands: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are for a new governance structure for the Pitcairn Islands in April 2009.

      Pitcairn Islands: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on ensuring a more regular shipping service for passengers and freight to and from the Pitcairn...

      Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Ministers have visited Uganda in the last 12 months.

      Zimbabwe: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens live in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Zimbabwean counterpart on the human rights situation in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the political situation in Zimbabwe.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what aftercare is provided to women having an abortion at a Marie Stopes International clinic; how many women in each age group died following an abortion...

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to prevent patients being discharged from an abortion clinic without their prescribed medication; what discussions he...

      Abortion: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many maternal deaths have resulted from legal abortions in each year since 1979; and what the maternal mortality rate was (a) for all causes and (b)...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effect on (a) patient care and (b) clinical priorities of the four-hour waiting time target for accident...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effects of levels of particulate pollution on the mortality rate; (2) if he will publish the Committee on...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of males (a) between (i) 10 and 16, (ii) 17 and 21 and (iii) 22 and 26 and (b) over 26 years who have been...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished accident and emergency admission episodes there were in each NHS trust where the primary or secondary diagnosis was alcohol-related and...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women in each age group have been admitted to hospital for stomach pumping procedures as a result of alcohol poisoning in each...

      Arthritis: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how long the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's review of the (a) use of and (b) segregated use of anti-TNF drugs for the...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the cost to local authorities of identifying the number of disabled children and adults with autism in their area.

      Burns: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to review the structure of the burns service in the North West; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will produce its guidance on the use of (a) bevacizumab, (b) sorafenib, (c) sunitinib...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of multi-disciplinary cancer teams for each type of cancer do not have clinical nurse specialist cover.

      Contaminated Blood and Blood Products Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2009, Official Report, column 1302W, on contaminated blood and blood products, what timetable he has set for...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions to hospital there were as a result of drug-related mental health conditions in each of the last five years.

      e-Cigarettes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the legality of the use of e-cigarettes in enclosed public spaces.

      Fertility: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors his Department has identified as hindering full implementation on the part of primary care trusts of National Institute of Health and...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's definition of a (a) district nurse, (b) community matron and (c) health visitor is.

      Health Professions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurses, (b) midwives and (c) health visitors returned to work in the National Health Service in each year since 2004.

      Health Visitors: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the likely cost of introducing a universal health visitors programme in schools.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria his Department used in choosing the winners of the Healthcare Associated Infection Technology Innovation programme Awards; and whether each...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 1223W, on hospitals: infectious diseases, for what reasons the average of all quarters...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new cases of influenza were diagnosed in December and January of the year (a) 2008-09, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2006-07.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authorities in the Spearhead Group (a) had widened the gap in life expectancy at birth compared with the population as a whole in the latest...

      Maternal Mortality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women have died (a) in childbirth and (b) as a result of complications in childbirth in each year since 1997; and how many such women have died...

      Medical Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Government funding will be provided to develop new medical devices for use in the NHS during 2009-10.

      Medical Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many funding applications for development of medical devices were received in the last three years for which information is available; (2) how...

      Medical Equipment: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical devices that received Government funding for their development were used by the NHS within (a) 12 months and (b) 24 months of funding...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date his Department was first informed of the conclusions of the Healthcare Commission's investigation into patient care at Mid Staffordshire NHS...

      Miscarriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many miscarriages attributed to (a) violence against and (b) misuse of (i) alcohol and (ii) drugs by the mother were recorded in each of the last...

      National Burn Care Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the National Burn Care Group's last meeting was before its meeting on 24 February 2009.

      NHS: Death Rate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 900W, on NHS: death rate, for what reasons 43 of the alerts in the first year were not...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prescriptions for drugs falling within section 4.3 of the British National Formulary were made out in each of the last five years; (2) how...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many claims relating to adverse reactions to prescription drugs were paid by the NHS Litigation Authority in each of the last five years; and what the...

      NHS: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) RIDDOR and (b) non-RIDDOR incidents were reported in each NHS organisation identified by organisation code in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what sums BT has (a) received and (b) been promised for taking over elements of Fujitsu's contract under the NHS IT programme.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2009, Official Report, column 878W, on NHS manpower, what definition his Department uses of (a) cases involving...

      NHS: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to increase the uptake of new and innovative medical technology devices across the NHS.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake a review of the effectiveness of the overview and scrutiny functions of local government in relation to the NHS in light of the...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the basic NHS bursary rate for (a) degree nurse students and (b) diploma nurse students in real terms has been in each year since 1997.

      Occupational Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many occupational therapists qualified in each year since 2000; and what estimate he has made of the number of trained therapists required to fill...

      Occupational Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many occupational therapists the NHS employs; and how many of them completed their training (a) in the UK and (b) abroad.

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions were issued by (a) nurse independent prescribers, (b) community practitioner nurse prescribers and (c) doctors in each of the...

      Radiotherapy: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for radiotherapy treatment was in the latest period for which figures are available; what targets his Department has set for...

      Scarborough Hospital: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many successful claims for compensation for medical negligence at Scarborough Hospital were made in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; how much compensation was...

      Social Services: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much had been spent on his Department's social care recruitment advertising campaign at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to acute care units on the emergency classifications of stroke; and if he will make a statement.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialised stroke units there are in England; and what his plans are for the future numbers of such units.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many stroke patients have been treated in specialised units in each of the last three years for which figures are available.

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase patient access to (a) diagnostic scans and (b) thrombolysis for those whose stroke was caused by a blood...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that patients with suspected stroke or transient ischaemic attack receive (a) rapid assessment, (b) access...

      Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of patients' ability to obtain stroke services in rural areas; and what steps he is taking to increase access to stroke...

      Thrombosis: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Wyre Forest of 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 363W, on venous thromboembolism, what his...

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the implications for medical practice of pig-to-primate organ transplant experiments.

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of tuberculosis have been identified in (a) agricultural workers and (b) other persons involved in agriculture in the last 12 months.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Kenya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Kenyan citizens have been granted asylum in the UK in the last 12 months.

    • Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps she has taken to ensure an effective transition between the Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners and its...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions have been brought following investigations by the e-crime unit in the Serious Organised Crime Agency since its...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funds her Department has allocated to tackle internet crime in each year since 2001.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many firearms offences (including those involving air weapons) were recorded in each police force in England and Wales in each year since...

      G20: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her latest estimate is of the policing and security costs incurred in respect of the G20 summit.

      G20: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers from forces other than the Metropolitan police were deployed to police the G20 summit.

      Heroin: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the percentage of heroin sold in the UK which originated in Afghanistan in the most recent period for which...

      Identity and Passport Service: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the (a) Identity and Passport Service and (b) National Identity Scheme spent on external consultants in 2008.

      Immigration: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Zimbabwean citizens were granted (a) asylum and (b) right to remain in the UK in 2008.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 386W, on the immobilisation of vehicles, when she plans to publish the...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 385W, on immobilisation of vehicles, what proposals she is considering in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to reply to the letter dated 22 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Abduul Karim Barry.

      National DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many DNA profiles of subjects aged (a) under 10, (b) 11 to 18 and (c) over 18 years were added to the national DNA database in...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were charged with having sex with a minor in (i) the UK, (ii) the North East, (iii)...

      Parking Offences: Security Guards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid in parking fines by security vehicles carrying cash and valuables in each local authority area in each year since 1997-98.

      Passports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what international obligations apply to the implementation by her Department of measures to ensure the security of passports.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many of the recommendations of the Flanagan review have been implemented; (2) what progress has been made in implementing each of...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 10 December 2007, Official Report, column 91W, on police: bureaucracy, how much time (a) police officers...

      Police: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department provided for the use of police head-cameras in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to page 29 of the Policing Green Paper "Policing Our Communities Together", which police forces had met the standards in the...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sexual assault referral centres were operating in each police force area in each of the last five years; how many were in (a) rural...

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding the Government have provided to sexual assault referral centres in each year since their introduction.

      Terrorism: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 695W, on terrorism, (1) what proportion of the £2.5 billion...

      Terrorism: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Statistical Bulletin on Terrorism Arrests and Outcomes, 11 September 2001 to 31 March 2008 will be published; and what the reasons...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (a) how many and (b) what percentage of record checks processed by the Criminal Records Bureau were completed (i) within (A) 10, (B) 14,...

      Wildlife: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many wild reptiles have been seized as illegal imports at UK airports and ports in the last 12 months.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Beer: Measurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to ensure that full measures of beer are served in pubs.

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) printers and (b) multi-function devices with printing functions were in use in each division of his Department...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) how many graduates were paying back a proportion of their student loans in each of the last five years; (2) how much...

      Vocational Training: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) fatalities and (b) serious injuries there have been on Government-funded training programmes in each year...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Computers

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

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development 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 International Development what funding his Department provided to the (a) Home Office and (b) Foreign and Commonwealth Office migration funds in each financial...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) staff and (b) ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the...

      Departmental Training

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

      Iran: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance is being provided under his Department's auspices to the Iranian anti-drug enforcement agencies.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what humanitarian assistance the Government have provided to the population of the Democratic Republic of Congo in the last 12...

      St. Helena: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has incurred expenditure on legal advice in preparation for a possible judicial review of the decision to pause...

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many penalty notices for disorder were issued (a) in a police station and (b) on the street in 2007.

    • Council for the Registration of Forensic Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he and officials of his Department have had with representatives of (a) the Home Office and (b) the Lord Chief Justice on the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Justice 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 Justice what estimate has been made of the proportion of personal computers in each of his Department's offices that are turned off (a) overnight, (b) at...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Firearms: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have received the minimum jail sentence of five years for possession of a firearm in each year since 2004.

      Homophobia: Incitement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received in favour of repeal of the so-called Waddington amendment in respect of incitement to homophobic hatred; and from...

      Land Registry: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of all registrations received by HM Land Registry in each of the last three years were processed within two working days.

      Legal Aid: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 453W, on legal aid: housing, when the information sought will be collated.

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were heard in magistrates courts in each year since 1997.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders held in a cell designed for one inmate shared it with one other in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners' Discharge Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on discharge grant in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners on Remand: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders held on remand were not given a custodial sentence in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many early releases under the End of Custody Licence release scheme there have been from each prison in each month since the scheme came into effect,...

      Prisoners: Solitary Confinement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have been held in solitary confinement for over one year; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Zimbabwean nationals are being held in prison.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on Titan prisons.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons host mobile telephone masts.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation areas provide unpaid work assignments for offenders in the evening.

      Probation Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each cohort are in training to enter the probation service; and how many posts in the service he estimates will be available for newly...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the local (a) adult and (b) juvenile reoffending rate was in each (i) London borough and (ii) upper tier local authority in the latest year for...

      Sentencing: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals (1) were (a) convicted of and (b) sentenced to immediate custody for (i) drug dealing and (ii) firearms offences in 2007;...

      Theft: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for (a) shoplifting, (b) robbery of business property and (c) theft by an employee there were in the quarter between July and...

      Vandalism: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for offences relating to acts of vandalism in (i) West Chelmsford constituency, (ii)...

      Vandalism: Wiltshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for vandalism in (i) North Wiltshire and (ii) Wiltshire in each year since 2000.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to improve support for families of murder victims.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to improve support for those injured in road traffic accidents where another person or persons has been found...

      Young Offenders: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people under the age of 16 years in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Essex received a custodial sentence in each of the last 10 years.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Leader of the House how much has been spent on media training for each Minister in her Office in each of the last three years; how many sessions have been provided; and which...

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House if she will make it her policy to provide that a copy of each (a) parliamentary report and (b) other material funded from the Communications Allowance produced by...

      Members: ICT

      To ask the Leader of the House what plans she has to enable hon. Members better to engage with their constituents through the use of interactive digital technology.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

  • Scotland

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, columns 734-5W, on China, which colleagues he has met in relation to his visit to China;...

    • China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 27 March 2009, Official Report, column 735W, on China, on what date he received the invitation from the Scottish Council...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Photographs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, column 831W, how much his Department has spent on official portraits of its Ministers since...

  • Transport

    • Speed Limits: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what organisations he has consulted on proposals to reduce the 60 miles per hour speed limit on rural roads; and if he will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will direct UK Financial Investments Ltd. to estimate the potential revenue arising from a tax on the carbon dioxide liabilities contained in...

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to ensure compliance with section 28 of Appendix A to the document on the UK Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many tax avoidance investigations have been launched as a result of disclosure under the Asset Protection Scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the cost of the assignment and transfer of assets into the Asset Protection Scheme by (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b)...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average duration of the assets placed in the Asset Protection Scheme by (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS is; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer within what period it was agreed with (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS that they would provide a quarterly statement of all loses and recoveries in...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has provided (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS with consent to credit hedge in respect of the Residual Amount in the Asset Protection...

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish details of the hedging strategies entered into with (a) Lloyds Banking Group and (b) RBS to cover non-sterling denominated assets in...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria have been set by each bank in receipt of public money for qualification for senior staff bonuses; whether the Financial Services Authority...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will prohibit the payment of bonuses by banks in receipt of public funds until such monies have been repaid in full.

      Banks: Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy that any bank proposed for receipt of public funds (a) should be required to stop using tax havens for tax avoidance purposes...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the levels of activity of specialist lenders in the UK mortgage market on (a) the availability of...

      Northern Rock: Nationalisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of success fee was used by his Department in its discussions with Goldman Sachs on the taking into temporary public ownership of Northern Rock.

      Northern Rock: Nationalisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what due diligence work was carried out in relation to (a) Northern Rock and (b) Northern Rock's loan book prior to taking the bank into temporary public...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will direct UK Financial Investments Ltd. to establish whether the Royal Bank of Scotland pension scheme contains a forfeiture clause under the terms...

  • Wales

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Wales 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 Wales 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 Wales 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 Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 class.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Training

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

      StartHere

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the potential of StartHere to deliver the Government's digital inclusion strategy.

  • Women and Equality

  • Work and Pensions

    • Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of recipients of the Christmas bonus will receive their payment (a) together with their basic state pension and...

    • Council Tax Benefit

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

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of payments from the Social Fund were for crisis loans in the latest period for which information was available; and what other...

      Crisis Loans: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average waiting time for calls made to the Crisis Loans Direct helpline to be answered was in each of the last 12 months; (2)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for (1) what reasons attendance allowance has no component equivalent to the lower rate care component of disability living allowance; (2)...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department collects on the number of claimants of disability living allowance who use the mobility component to enable...

      Empty Property

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

      Health and Safety Executive: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff the Health and Safety Executive has relocated in response to the recommendations made by Sir Michael Lyons in his report on...

      Health and Safety Executive: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff are employed by the Health and Safety Executive at its (a) London and (b) Bootle offices; and how many staff were employed at...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what expenditure his Department has incurred in the provision of housing benefit in each year since 1997 at 2008-09 prices.

      Housing Benefit: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what his estimate is of the number of individuals over the age of (a) 65 and (b) 68 years who will receive housing benefit in (i) 2020,...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many serious injuries to school teachers caused by physical violence in schools in (a) each local education authority area and (b)...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobpoints have been set up outside Jobcentre Plus since their inception; and in what locations they have been set up.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of (a) the number of people who have used the Jobcentre Plus rapid response service in the last 12-months and (b)...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) benefit delivery centres, (b) customer-facing jobcentres and (c) contact centres Jobcentre Plus operated in each (i) region and...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff were employed in (i) benefit delivery centres, (ii) customer-facing jobcentres...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff there are in each function.

      Jobcentre Plus: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times the police have been called to jobcentres in each year since 1997; and what the reasons were, broken down by category.

      Jobcentre Plus: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time was for claims for (a) income support, (b) jobseekers' allowance and (c) incapacity benefit in each (i)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how his Department measures the performance against objectives of the Jobcentre Plus rapid response service; (2) what information his...

      Jobcentre Plus: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vacancies are being advertised by Jobcentre Plus, broken down by the level of qualifications required for applicants for the vacancy.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 573, on jobseeker's allowance, what proportion of the increase since...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of increasing jobseeker's allowance by (a) 100 per cent. for claimants with an unbroken...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what expenditure his Department incurred on support for mortgage interest benefit in each of the last five years.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received support for mortgage interest benefit in each of the last 20 quarters.

      Calor Gas: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will extend the public information zones for the Canvey Island (a) Calor Gas and (b) OIKOS sites; and if he will make a statement.

      Calor Gas: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what substance was spilled at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008; what volume of each substance was spilled;...

      Calor Gas: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when and to whom Calor Gas reported the spillages which occurred at its Canvey Island site on (a) 15 and (b) 25 October 2008; (2)...

      Calor Gas: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will meet a delegation including the hon. Member for Castle Point to discuss the safety of the operation of the Canvey Island Calor Gas site.

      Calor Gas: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of the risk of a spillage at the Canvey Island Calor Gas site igniting.

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to inform the public to the change in the scheme for registrations of gas fitters from Corgi to the Gas Safe Register.

      Nuclear Installations Inspectorate: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Pontypridd of 23 March 2009, Official Report, columns 173-74W, what proportion of the...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in the UK received the full pension credit because they had (a) a low contributory state pension and (b) no additional...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid out from the Social Fund in the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on each benefit delivery centre in each month since April 2006; and what assessment he has made of the...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the (a) minimum, (b) average and, (c) maximum amount of time required to complete each of the (i) previous and...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the level of fraud and error losses in working age income support and jobseeker's allowance in each (a) region...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much he has allocated to fund the childcare costs of lone parents with young children wishing to return to work in 2009-10; (2) from...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of raising the state pension by (a) 10, (b) 25, (c) 50 and (d) 100 per cent.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of restoring the link between the basic state pension and earnings in each financial...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what budget headings the £350 million spending on Train to Gain announced in the pre-Budget Report beyond spending already announced...

      Vocational Training: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1210W, on vocational training: lone parents, what steps his Department took...

  • House of Lords

    • Charities Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to amend Section 72 of the Charities Act 1993 to provide that a person who has been convicted of an offence specified in Schedule 1 to the...

    • 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 Communities and...

      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...

      Communications Data: Interception

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will hold their planned consultation on options for maintaining the United Kingdom's capability for intercepting communications data.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the data field for "educational setting" on ContactPoint will be completed for home-educated children and young people.

      Elections: Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which official and voluntary organisations from the United Kingdom have been invited to monitor elections in southern Sudan; and whether they will assist in the...

      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 Communities and Local Government and its predecessors...

      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 Health 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 for International Development since 1997;...

      Health: Disabled People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Department of Health will meet the commitment in the 2005 report of the Prime Minister's Strategy Unit, Improving the Life Chances of Disabled People, to...

      Health: Pain Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take steps to ensure that the measurement of pain is routinely assessed with the same priority and frequency as the vital signs, as recommended...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the cases decided by the European Court of Human Rights in which the Russian state was a party, or from the 20,296 cases...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what records they hold of the compliance by the Russian Federation with decisions of the European Court of Human Rights in each of the past five years.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Iraq about the three-year sentence imposed on 12 March on Mr Muntazer Al-Zaidi.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Iraq to safeguard the human rights and safety of Iranian residents in Ashraf City; and with what results.

      Iraq: Gay People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of Iraq regarding the alleged execution of gay people in that country.

      Justice: Sharia Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, since 2008, they have consulted (a) working groups, (b) committees, or (c) expert or advisory groups, on Sharia law.

      National Brownfield Forum

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Brownfield Forum has been established; what is its remit; what is its timetable for reporting; and what financial provision has been allocated...

      NHS: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 24 March (WA 117), how many of the qualified nursing, midwifery and health visiting staff listed as...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay is included in the police DNA database.

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of polygamous households in the United Kingdom.

      Sudan: Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the murder of Adam Osman Mohammed following his return from the United Kingdom to Southern Darfur, they consider it safe to continue...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what unlawful terrorist-related material the police have caused to be removed without the need for notices to be served under Section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many United Kingdom-based websites contain unlawful terrorist-related material.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to secure the removal of terrorist-related material on non-United Kingdom based websites.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many notices under Section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006 have been issued to internet service providers outside the UK.

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have provided to (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools, (c) further education colleges, (d) universities, (e) public libraries, and (f)...

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been prosecuted for internet-related terrorist offences in each of the past 10 years.

      War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Nations has started to investigate alleged war crimes in Lebanon in 2006 and in Gaza in 2008—09; if so, by what means; and when...

      Zimbabwe: Cholera

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in providing medical assistance to those who are suffering from cholera in Zimbabwe; and whether they have the full co-operation of...

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