Written answers

Thursday, 14 May 2009

  • Scotland

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on assistance for small businesses in Scotland.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many and what proportion of computers on the House of Commons part of parliamentary estate have been found...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answers of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 974W, on the Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry: legal costs, and 30 March...

    • Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of staff in his Department and its agencies were dismissed (a) for under-performance and (b) in total in each of the last 10...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many work placements his Department offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c) graduates in each of the last five years.

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a statement.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what criteria govern the (a) definition and (b) review of local authority boundaries by the...

    • Local Government: Suffolk

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what data on the views of the general public were used by the Boundary Committee for England...

      Local Government: Suffolk

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how much funding from the public purse had been spent by the Boundary Committee for England on...

      Local Government: Suffolk

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what proportion of town and parish councils which expressed a view on the Boundary Committee...

      Local Government: Suffolk

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what ratio of residents to councillors is used in the business case for the pattern (a) A and...

      Local Government: Suffolk

      To ask the hon. Member for Gosport, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many of the responses to the Boundary Committee for England's July 2008 consultation on...

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much (a) her Office and (b) the Government Olympic Executive spent on the purchase of (i) recycled office supplies in the last 12 months and (ii)...

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much her Office has spent on IT training for (a) its staff and (b) staff of the Government Olympic Executive in each year since her Office was established.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the value of deposits held by UK citizens in banks in the Republic of Ireland.

    • Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely effect on the number of people using Individual Savings Accounts of the measures announced in the Budget 2009.

      International Monetary Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the representation of EU member states by one voice at the International Monetary Fund; and if he will make a statement.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the effect on house prices of the stamp duty land tax holiday for properties costing up to £175,000.

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the implications of the ruling by the VAT and Duties Tribunal in 2008 that the application of value added tax to bingo...

  • Transport

    • Rolling Stock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent estimate is of levels of requirement for new rolling stock for the railways; and if he will make a statement.

    • Street Works: Permit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of permit schemes for street works; and if he will make a statement.

      Stations' Champions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the remit of stations' champions is; and if he will make a statement.

      London-Scotland High-speed Rail Link

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on proposals for a high-speed rail link between London and Scotland.

      Road Maintenance Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what role his Department has in setting standards for maintenance on local authority-maintained roads; and if he will make a statement.

      Speed Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on proposed changes to speed limits; and if he will make a statement.

      A38: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans he has to improve road safety on the A38 between Saltash and Liskeard; and if he will make a statement.

      Aerotoxic Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department is conducting research into a condition referred to as aerotoxic syndrome.

      Air Routes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether his Department plans to restrict aircraft leased to fly UK routes to those of UK carriers; and if he will make a statement.

      Aviation: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) whether he has had recent discussions with (a) the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions and (b) representatives of the British Airline...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on building maintenance in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which services his Department has outsourced in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on furniture in 2008-09; and how much each of his Department's agencies spent on furniture in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 799W, on departmental manpower, whether his Department's practice of not keeping...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 799W, on departmental manpower, what methodology his Department plans to use to...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on branded stationery and gifts for (a) internal and (b) external promotional use in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on the purchase of (a) recycled office supplies in the last 12 months and (b) printer ink cartridges in each of the...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of office supplies purchased by his Department were recycled products in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on IT training for its staff in each of the last five years.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what sanctions will apply to motorists who drive in lanes reserved for authorised persons on the Olympic Route Network without authorisation.

      East London Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what funds were offered by his Department to Transport for London towards the costs of building the proposed Surrey Canal Road station on the East...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an estimate of the (a) monetary value and (b) quantity of waste food disposed of from his Department's premises in the last 12 months.

      Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what data sets his Department collects in respect of the ATOL-protected holiday scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Landing Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the airline industry on the alleviation of the 80 per cent. use it or lose it practice...

      Light Dues

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much total revenue was received by (a) Trinity House, (b) the Northern Lighthouse Board and (c) the Commissioners of Irish Lights in each of the...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many duplicate copies of road tax discs have been issued due to processing errors (a) to the hon. Member for Scarborough and Whitby and (b) other...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of pedestrian crossing lights having an option for a longer crossing time for disabled pedestrians.

      Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many passenger miles have been travelled on railways in Great Britain in each year since 1979.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reason is for the time taken to publish the findings of the cross-industry working group assessing the case for electrification of rail lines.

      Railways: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much capital expenditure (a) his Department and (b) others incurred on railways in each year since 1997.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the scope of his Department's powers is to alter the level of Control Period 4 funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is able to take to expedite the approval process for the South Devon Link Road; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what his most recent assessment is of the effects of the construction of the South Devon Link Road on the South Devon economy.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what requirements there are upon (a) the Highways Agency and (b) local authorities to conduct safety impact assessments prior to the...

      Rushenden Link Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for the time taken to construct the Rushenden Link Road; what recent reports he has received on progress in construction; what...

      Rushenden Link Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what budget has been agreed for the construction of the Rushenden Link Road; from what sources such funding is expected to be drawn; and if he will...

      Rushenden Link Road

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much each funding partner has committed to the construction of the Rushenden Link Road.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what data his Department collects on the use of cameras which measure average speed in order to monitor the performance of individual local...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents he has issued since July 2008...

    • Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many live (a) calves, (b) adult cattle and (c) lambs and sheep were exported to each country of destination for (i)...

      Bluetongue Disease: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to stockpile vaccines against bluetongue serotypes (a) 1 and (b) 6; what recent...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle were slaughtered after testing positive for bovine TB in each of the last three years; what estimate he has...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many routine tests for bovine TB were undertaken in each of the last three years; how many of these tests indicated...

      Cattle: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle were slaughtered as (a) reactors and (b) dangerous contacts in connection with the randomised badger...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the European Commission on reform of the Common Agricultural Policy.

      Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons he has decided to bring forward proposals to amend the Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976 as it applies to...

      Dangerous Wild Animals Act 1976

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) local authorities on his Department's...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on building maintenance in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) assessment and (b) research has been undertaken by (i) his Department, (ii) its agencies and (iii) the Waste and...

      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 Peterborough of 27 March 2009, Official Report, column 789W, on domestic...

      Flooding Lessons Learned Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the resilience procedures recommended in the Pitt Report on flooding; and if...

      Inland Waterways: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the dredging of Prescott Lock is due to be completed.

      Inland Waterways: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of the weight of site material for the construction of the Olympic...

      Litter

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) prosecutions have been made and (b) fixed penalty notices issued by each local authority in England for (i)...

      Livestock: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the veterinary profession on cost sharing for the eradication of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the letters of 9 February and 1 April 2009 from the hon. Member for Billericay on a constituent, Mr...

      Milk: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many litres of liquid milk were imported into the UK from (a) Ireland, (b) EU member states and (c) other countries in...

      Pig Industry Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to announce the appointment of members of the Pig Industry Task Force; and what its objectives will be.

      Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government have (a) taken in the last 12 months and (b) plan to take in the next two years to protect (i)...

      Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received since 2006 on the repeal of the Protection Against Cruel Tethering Act 1988; and if he...

      Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the provisions of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007 Schedule 1, Part 2, Section 1.1...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidences of river pollution were reported in each of the last five years.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the World Organisation for Animal Health on the effect of strain H1N1 of influenza on the...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent guidance his Department has issued to keepers of pigs on swine influenza; and what restrictions there are on the...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 23 April 2009, Official Report,...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's Waste Strategy in reducing levels of waste; and...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what research his Department has conducted on the effect of projected population changes on water usage; (2) what...

  • Prime Minister

    • Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to publish the list of guests who have attended Chequers since the date of the last publication.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he plans to reply to the letter of 26 February 2009 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on multinational companies.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 2 April 2008, Official Report, column 903W, on departmental pay, what...

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on IT training for its staff in each of the last five years.

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the results were of the Gambling Commission's mystery shopping exercises for 2008.

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what differences there are in the legislative requirements relating to white list approval for advertising gambling services in the UK...

      Gambling: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether officials of his Department visited Antigua and Barbuda prior to its inclusion on the white list.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to monitor the effects on the media industry of patterns of ownership in that industry; and what recent...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to reply to the letter of 29 January 2009 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire transferred from the Secretary of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in how many and what proportion of child maintenance cases in North East Fife constituency payments were made (a) for the correct amount and...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff of the (a) Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission and (b) Child Support Agency have been transferred to his Department...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on IT training for its staff in each of the last five years.

      Employment and Support Allowance: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of transferring all lone parents whose children are under seven years from income support to employment and support allowance...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make an estimate of the (a) monetary value and (b) quantity of waste food disposed of from his Department's premises in the last...

      Health Hazards: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will make it his policy to assess the implications for optical health of the positioning at child's eye height of class 1 laser scanners...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many branches of Jobcentre Plus there are in (a) England and (b) the East Midlands; and how many of these are in (i) urban, (ii)...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the annual cost to his Department of allowing jobseeker's allowance claimants to train full-time for 13 weeks at the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Minister of State for Pensions plans to reply to the email of 13 March from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire on the winter fuel...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households receive pension credit; and what the average weekly amount paid in pension credit to such households is.

      Pension Credit: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pension credit recipients live in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent changes there have been to the financial support provided by his Department to those aged over 65 years.

      Pensioners: Standard of Living

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will commission research on the quality of life of pensioners in receipt of pension credit; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Security Benefits: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether people remaining on incapacity benefit are to be reassessed by the eligibility criteria used for those seeking to claim the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding has been allocated from the Strategic Programme Fund to assist (a) the Afghanistan counter-narcotic strategic...

    • British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to page 131 of the 2009 Budget Red Book, what changes will be made to the (a) activities, (b) staffing and (c)...

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16...

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what car journeys he undertook in attending the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much expenditure was incurred by his Department in respect of the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure on (a) travel, (b) accommodation and (c) food (i) he and (ii) officials in his Department incurred in...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1311W, on conflict prevention, how much of the increase of...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to page 131 of the 2009 Budget Red Book, what (a) improvement in procurement and (b) reductions in the cost of...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on the purchase of (a) recycled office supplies in the last 12 months and (b) printer ink...

      Diplomatic Service: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the elements of the Diplomatic Service Compensation Allowance are.

      Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies on Eastern Europe of the outcomes of the recent...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions an interpretation of the provisions of the Human Rights Act 1998 by UK courts has been challenged at the...

      India: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to hold discussions with the Indian Government on bilateral counter-terrorism activity.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency were last able to visit the Iranian nuclear sites at (a) Arak, (b)...

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 5 May 2009, Official Report, columns 4-7WS, on General Affairs and External...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the mission statement for employees of his Department in Iraq is.

      Kenya: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions representatives of (a) the EU and the European Union-led naval force and (b) international humanitarian...

      Kenya: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2009, Official Report, column 1335W, on Kenya, what undertakings the UK has made under the...

      Russia: BBC External Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on threats made against Oleg Gordievsky on the BBC Russia online forum.

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the amount of Somali territory controlled by al-Shabaab and allied insurgent factions; and if he...

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to paragraph 7 of the report of the UN Secretary-General on Somalia of 16 April 2009, whether his Department has...

      Somalia: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of (a) illegal fishing and (b) depositing of toxic waste by international vessels in Somali...

      Somalia: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the International Contact Group for Piracy off the coast of Somalia has taken steps to investigate allegations of...

      Somalia: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has commissioned research into the potential effects of illegal fishing in Somali waters on levels of piracy in that...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the feasibility of (a) tracking and (b) freezing the assets of pirates operating in Somali...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government is providing to UN efforts to build national security institutions in Somalia; and if he will...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Egyptian counterpart on the Comprehensive Peace Agreement signed between north and...

      Sudan: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the US President's Special Envoy for Sudan.

      Syrian Arab Republic: 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 Syria; and what discussions the UK and Syria have had on the...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 268W, what recent representations she has received on breeding of...

    • Animal Experiments: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on breeding of long-tailed macaques in Indonesia for animal research in the UK; and what her...

      Animal Experiments: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department has (a) approved and (b) inspected primate supply centres in Indonesia as overseas primate supply and breeding...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on airlines of having to implement the delayed e-Borders requirements during the start of peak...

      Criminal Investigation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average total (a) direct staff cost, (b) operational support cost, (c) business support cost and (d) cost excluding sustaining...

      Criminal Records: Slovakia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements her Department has with the authorities in the Slovak Republic to obtain checks on the criminal records of Slovakian...

      Cybercrime: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with her European Union counterparts on the European Convention on Cybercrime; and if she will make a...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many staff in her Department and its agencies took long-term sick leave in each year since 1997; (2) what the (a) total and (b)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been granted indefinite leave to remain in the UK in each of the last 15 years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 19 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Sandra Vuso.

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre work on tasks related to e-crime.

      Parliament Square: Access

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will commission research on the effects on the public of the closure of Parliament Square and surrounding roads by demonstrators on 20...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made by her Department's programme on collaborative working between police forces to deliver protective services in...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many complaints were recorded against the police in (a) Essex and (b) England and Wales in each of the last 10 years; what the...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what written (a) advice and (b) guidance is provided by (i) her Department and (ii) the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) to...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 the Independent Police Complaints Commission has received since...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has made to her Department on matters which it considers should be drawn...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces have awarded compensation to complainants whose complaints have been upheld by the Independent Police Complaints...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what legislation currently regulates the Independent Police Complaints Commission; what amendments have been made to such legislation since...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what occasions (a) evidence, (b) findings and (c) recommendations from investigations from the Independent Police Complaints Commission...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) on (a) its target for conclusion of a complaint...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many officials in her Department at each pay band have responsibility for the (a) formulation and (b) implementation of policy on the...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will bring forward proposals to establish an appeal mechanism for circumstances in which the Independent Police Complaints Commission...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions there have been between representatives of her Department and the Chief Constable of Essex Police on the amount spent by...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with Essex Police Authority on (a) overspend and (b) underspend by the Authority since July 2008; and if she...

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to refocus the National Policing Improvement Agency (NPIA) on its extended role in (a) supporting forces to...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will hold discussions with representatives of police forces on the application of section 12 of the Terrorism Act 2000 to persons...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the role of the British military is in effecting reconciliation in Afghanistan.

    • Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse (a) in total and (b) in interest incurred of the period between the...

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where refits of the new aircraft carriers will be carried out.

      Armed Forces: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of (a) service family accommodation and (b) single living accommodation (i) in the UK and (ii) overseas are void properties.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the defects at the service family accommodation at Jubilee Buildings, Queens Terrace, St. John's Wood; what his Department's remedial...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons permission for hon. Members to visit service family accommodation at Jubilee Buildings, Queen's Terrace, St. John's Wood has been refused.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints Modern Housing Solutions received about accommodation maintenance in each of the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation at each location in England there are at...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many reported break-ins to service personnel accommodation there have been in each year since 2005.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were enrolled in a (a) gap year commission and (b) short service engagement in each year since 2000.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) recruitment target and (b) recruitment level achieved for each pinch point trade for the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) Royal Air...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the Battlemind programme; and what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing it for the...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of introducing psychometric testing for the armed forces in order (a) to assess each serviceman or woman's...

      Armed Forces: Parachuting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers in 3 Para are not (a) authorised, (b) trained and (c) certified to parachute.

      Armed Forces: Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what preparations his Department is making to ensure that military bases (a) in the UK and (b) overseas are stocked with sufficient (i) antivirals,...

      Armed Forces: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost of the Falcon programme from his Department's (a) direct resource departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (b) indirect resource...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much ammunition was allocated on all courses involved in the training of artillery personnel and forward observation officers to call in fire in each...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for the disposal of its stock of Vector armoured vehicles; and how many vehicles he expects to donate to Iraq following the...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many undelivered Vector armoured vehicles his Department is contractually obliged to purchase; at what cost such purchases will be made; and what...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) Mastiff and (b) Ridgback armoured vehicles have been (i) ordered for and (ii) delivered to UK Land Command; (2) when he expects the...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the performance of Vector armoured vehicles in Afghanistan; and what assessment he has made of the future status of...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the total cost to his Department has been of (a) procuring and (b) maintaining the Vector fleet to date.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles of each type are (a) available to be deployed immediately, (b) undergoing repair, (c) undergoing Bowman conversion, (d) in...

      Army: Parachuting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of (a) 2 Para, (b) 3 Para, (c) 7 Para and (d) 9 Para are out-of-date parachutists under the two-year military parachutist in-date rule.

      Defence Medical Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual strength of each (i) service and (ii) trade of the Defence Medical Services is.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of data loss from his Department involving (a) personal computers, (b) laptops and (c) portable USB devices have been recorded in 2009.

      Departmental Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of accommodation of (a) one, (b) two and (c) three or more bedrooms his Department retains for the purposes of accommodating serving...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of each edition of his Department's in-house staff magazine.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people he expects to be made redundant from his Department in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010.

      Departmental Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's staff have been made redundant in each of the last five years; and how much was paid in redundancy compensation in each such...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military veterans there are resident in each local authority area in (a) England and Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) Northern Ireland.

      Ex-servicemen: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on the Careers Transition Partnership scheme in each year since 1998.

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost of the A400M from his Department's (a) direct resource departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (b) indirect resource DEL and (c)...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the number of (a) air-launched and (b) submarine-launched cruise missiles required to constitute a deterrent...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the maximum range is of (a) the Trident D5 ballistic missile and (b) a submarine-launched cruise missile; and if he will make a statement;...

      Guided Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the capability of a state under attack from cruise missiles to determine prior to impact such missiles are armed...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether British personnel based in Kuwait will receive (a) the Operation Telic Medal and (b) a council tax rebate; and if he will make a statement.

      Kenley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the proposed temporary barriers at Kenley Common to be (a) erected and (b) removed.

      Kenley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding he has allocated for the erection and removal of the temporary steel barriers proposed at Kenley Common; and whether provision has been...

      Kenley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with (a) Croydon Council, (b) Tandridge District Council, (c) the City of London and (d) users of Kenley Common on his...

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training facilities for landmine detection and clearance are available to members of the armed forces (a) in the UK and (b) overseas.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many hours sea time on average is made available to members of (a) university Royal Naval units and (b) the Royal Naval Reserve annually; (2)...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy personnel were serving aboard ship away from home on average in each year since 1997; and what proportion of total naval personnel...

      Navy: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contingency plans his Department has for the continued functioning of the (a) frigate fleet and (b) submarine flotilla in the event of a naval...

      Navy: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the forecast cost of the Naval Extremely High/Super High Frequency Communications Terminals programme from his Department's (a) direct resource...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the Trident replacement programme.

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance his Department has issued to the Royal Navy regarding the onward transfer of individuals captured in the course of committing acts of...

      RAF Brize Norton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Chapel of Rest which is planned to accommodate repatriated bodies of fallen servicemen at RAF Brize Norton will have been completed; whether he...

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the contract for the St. Athan military training academy was signed.

      Reserve Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many volunteer reservists in each service have been committed to operations in each year since 2004.

      Royal Regiment of Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of the Royal Regiment of Gibraltar; and when he next plans to review the number of troops stationed in that region.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what NATO assets will be used for Operation Atalanta under the (a) 2003 Berlin Plus arrangements and (b) 2002 NATO-EU Declaration on the European...

      Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the submarine dismantling project.

      Submarines: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many instances there have been of radioactive leaks from (a) nuclear-armed and (b) conventionally-armed nuclear-powered submarines in each of the...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • China and India: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the (a) Chinese and (b) Indian governments on the reduction of greenhouse emissions; and if he will...

    • Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1806W, on liquefied petroleum gas, which trade groups he plans to...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Stafford of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 326W, on solar power, what...

      Power Stations: Protest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information held by his Department and its predecessors on plans relating to protests at (a) coal-fired and (b) nuclear power...

      River Severn: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which seminars and public events on tidal power in the Severn he and his officials (a) have attended since 26 January 2009 and (b)...

      River Severn: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change by what means he has engaged with (a) the general public and (b) those likely to be affected by the Severn tidal power schemes...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support is available to Warm Front customers to replace faulty domestic boilers fitted under the scheme.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent support his Department has provided to (a) small, (b) medium and (c) large businesses in the...

    • 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 West Worcestershire of 19 February 2009,...

      Ministers: Members Interests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform who the trustee of the blind trust operated on behalf of the Secretary of State is; and on what basis that...

      Press: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of likely levels of competition within the newspaper and magazine wholesale...

      Retail Trade: Cleveland

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps his Department has taken to assist the retail industry in Middlesbrough South and East...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 56W, on Royal Mail, how much he estimates...

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on proposals to increase the level of fines issued under the penalty notices for disorder system; and if he...

    • Ashwell Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which (a) rooms and (b) other areas of HM Prison Ashwell are inoperable following the disturbance of 11 April 2009; and for how long he estimates the...

      Ashwell Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the disturbance at HMP Ashwell on 11 April 2009 arising from (a) damage to prison property,...

      Commonhold

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 13 February 2006, Official Report, column 1615, on commonhold tenure, what steps have been taken to promote the...

      Coroners: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints his Department has received on (a) coroner Dr. Paul Knapman and (b) deputy coroner Dr. William Dolman in the last five years; and...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the number of inaccurate records on the (a) National Offender Management Information System, (b) Offender Risk...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average price was of a property sold in each year since 1995, expressed in 2009 prices.

      Knives: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged under 21 years have been convicted for offences related to possession of a knife in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Magistrates Courts: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much HM Courts Service spent on the maintenance of magistrates courts in each year since 1997.

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged 21 years or over have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for offences related to sexual activity with a child under 13 in each...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 27 April 2009, Official Report, column 569WS, on prisons and probation, how many prison places will be...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether people sentenced to two months custody or less and then released on end of custody licence are entitled to receive a discharge grant; what...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been sentenced to two months custody or less and then released on end of custody licence before serving any part of the sentence...

      Prisoners Release: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much expenditure has been incurred from the budgets of (a) prison governors and (b) his Department in subsistence payments to offenders in each of...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many suicides within (a) adult prisons and (b) young offender institutions took place within the first seven days of custody in each year since 1997.

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) who his Department consulted prior to the decision to secure the site at Beam Park West to build a prison; who will be responsible for making the...

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he expects the proposed prison on the Beam Park West site to reach its prisoner capacity; (2) what timetable he has set for construction of...

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) by what mechanisms the criteria for bids for (a) construction and (b) operation of the proposed prison on the Beam Park West site will be...

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what estimate he has made of the number of jobs which will be created by building a prison on the Beam Park West site; (2) what assessment he has...

      Prisons: Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many violent incidents (a) requiring at least one of the parties to attend hospital and (b) resulting in a death there have been in prisons in each...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what office facilities are provided for the exclusive use of each of the trade unions recognised by his Department in (a) departmental premises and (b)...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 or 17 and (c) between 18 to 21 years served custodial sentences of (i) less than three months and (ii)...

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the re-offending rates of persons discharged from (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres and (c)...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the size of the juvenile population in (a) young offender institutions, (b) secure training centres and (c) secure...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children were moved (a) from secure training centres to secure children's homes and (b) from secure children's homes to secure training...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children from (a) London and (b) the South East outside London the Youth Justice Board were sent to (i) secure children's homes and (ii)...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to provide humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan.

    • CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will instruct CDC Group to publish a financial review for 2008.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent assessment is of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to tackle malaria in the developing world.

      Developing Countries: Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is giving to developing countries for measures to reduce the number of deaths from malaria.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what additional resources his Department is providing for measures to combat world food shortages in the global economic downturn.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of progress in ensuring global food security.

      HIV Infection: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his international counterparts on global efforts to address HIV/AIDS.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of progress towards achieving the Millennium Development Goal of halving poverty and hunger by 2015;...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of his Department's aid to (a) Africa, (b) Asia and (c) the Americas was allocated to (i) agricultural support, (ii)...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to alleviate the humanitarian conditions of people in Gaza in the last 12 months.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much (a) financial aid and (b) building material his Department has provided to Gaza since November 2008; and how much such...

      St. Helena: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the level of private funding for the island of St. Helena of the decision to delay...

      St. Helena: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what assumptions the reference to increased uncertainties in respect of funding for the proposed airport in St. Helena in the St....

      St. Helena: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment has he made of the change to the annual level of subsidy for the Island of St. Helena following the decision to defer a...

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian assistance the Government has given to Darfur in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

      World Bank: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the World Bank in delivering successful outcomes through its health...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has issued guidance to NHS trusts on the treatment of mentally ill patients who attend accident and emergency departments in...

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cancer patients with each type of cancer there have been in each primary care trust area in each year since 1997.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each primary care trust spent on cancer services for each type of cancer in each year since 1997.

      Cardiovascular System: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of the use of polypills combining statins and other medicines...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes have transferred from local authority operation to private ownership in each of the last three years.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when all colposcopy patients will be able to choose between local and general anaesthesia for their treatments; (2) which NHS hospitals have...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in his...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the last five years.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of the national clinical director for diabetes.

      General Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Pre-Budget Report of November 2008, Cm7484, what progress has been made in allocating the £100 million capital spending to...

      Health Professions: Locums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the framework for the revalidation of health professionals will cover self-employed locums registered with the nine UK professional health regulators.

      Health Professions: Locums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what obligations there are on (a) employers and (b) patients to report concerns over the quality of services provided by self-employed locums...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made through the revalidation process in identifying the measures required to regulate (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) pharmacists,...

      Health Professions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account is taken of (a) patient safety, (b) public protection and (c) standards of public service delivery in the framework for the revalidation...

      Health Services: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps have been taken to improve medical services for (a) children, (b) older people, (c) families, (d) disabled people and (e) people...

      Health Services: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the standard of out-of-hours primary care provision in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire; and if he will...

      Health Services: Leyton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been provided for (a) Whipps Cross Hospital, (b) primary care services and (c) other health services in Leyton and Wanstead...

      Hospital Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, columns 510-11W, on hospital wards, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, columns 834-35W, on hospitals: infectious diseases, if he will make it his policy to conduct...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria are used to decide whether a product intended for use by the NHS will be reviewed by the Rapid Review Panel.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for Sheffield residents for admissions to hospital for treatment following GP referral (a) in 1997 and (b) at the...

      Maternity Services: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of maternity services in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire.

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made for the care and treatment of prisoners with (a) suspected and (b) diagnosed mental health disorders.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will provide funding for ( a) voluntary and (b) faith counselling services to support relatives of patients of Mid-Staffordshire NHS...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether appointments have been made to the position of (a) additional night matron and (b) professional development nurse at Stafford Hospital in the...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many temporary nurses have been recruited to work at Stafford Hospital pending substantive appointments by Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent guidance his Department has issued to the Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust on (a) the implementation of the recommendations Lord...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 208W, on NHS treatment centres: private sector, by what mechanisms his Department assesses...

      NHS Treatment Centres: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology his Department used to make the estimate that operations carried out by independent sector treatment centres cost on average 11 per cent....

      NHS: Negligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many completed cases have been brought against the NHS for incidents of negligence involving malnutrition and effects of hunger in each year since...

      NHS: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent additional financial support his Department has provided to Staffordshire local involvement network (LINk); whether his Department has plans...

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what protocol governs the employment of foreign nationals by strategic health authorities and primary care trusts.

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions has he had with the Home Department on residency arrangements for foreign-born nurses.

      Nurses: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent guidelines his Department has issued to (a) strategic health authorities and (b) primary care trusts on their employment of foreign...

      Palliative Care: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses working in the NHS are trained in the care of children on long-term ventilation.

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, column 741W, on apprentices, how many people undertaking...

    • Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many Learning and Skills Council-funded adult learners aged over 16 years were eligible for inclusion in statistics used...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many colleges in Greater London are awaiting a decision on an application for approval of schemes under the Building...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many staff employed in London on work contracted out by his Department earn less than £7.45 per hour.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many actions under employment law were brought against the Department in each of the last three years, broken down by...

      Rotherham College of Arts and Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills by what date he expects Rotherham College of Arts and Technology to have been allocated funding for its building programme.

      Training: Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what training courses funded from the public purse are available to special advisers.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was received by the Exchequer in right to buy social housing receipts in each year since 1997; and what use was made of...

    • Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the address is of each site at which offices of her Department and its agencies are co-located with offices of the Homes...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether her Department and its agencies have received recent representations from representatives of the Homes and...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of each full assessment from which her Department's eco-towns assessment summaries...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column...

      Eco-towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of the proposed eco-towns could be established without public funding.

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps her Department plans to take to enable deaf, hard of hearing and speech-impaired people to make effective use...

      Empty Homes Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding the Empty Homes Agency will receive from (a) her Department and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency in (i)...

      Empty Property: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty dwellings there are in the South West region, broken down by local authority area.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons an energy performance certificate purchased by a residential landlord to show to rental tenants may not...

      Fire Services: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the merits of providing funding for the award of fire service veterans badges; and if...

      First Time Buyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, columns 136-37W, on housing: sales, how many homes she expects to be...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect on the availability of local search information provided for home information packs...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to review the operation, cost and effectiveness of the home information pack scheme.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what (a) studies and (b) reviews the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessors commissioned, in which it engaged...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1505W, on the...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1505W, on the...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when she expects the Working Group on Condition Information in the Home Buying and Selling Process to (a) complete its...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates the Working Group on Condition Information in the Home Buying and Selling Process has met since its inception;...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what housing revenue account pooling rate applies to the disposal of (a) dwellings and (b) land assets.

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at what rate local authorities are expected to include capital receipts relating to easements in their pooling amounts for their...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) her Department and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency spent on the Affordable Housing Survey in each of the...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on publicising each HomeBuy scheme in each of the last three years; and what promotional...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties have been sold under the Homebuy scheme in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social housing units have been (a) bought and (b) sold in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of shared ownership properties vacant at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average income of first-time buyers taking part in the First-Time Buyers initiative has been in each year since the...

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes with a sustainability code rating of (a) one star, (b) two stars, (c) three stars, (d) four stars, (e) five...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its predecessor spent on compliance with requirements of health and safety at work legislation in...

      Land Use: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of minutes of each meeting of the surplus public sector land strategy group in the last...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information her Department holds on local development schemes established by each local planning authority.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer my hon. Friend the Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1293W, on...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing associations are yet to receive Government funding in respect of the Mortgage Rescue Scheme.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many eligible applications have been received under the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 139W, on mortgages: government assistance (1) what the terms of...

      Planning: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding her Department plans to provide for work to be carried out by Building Design Partnership Ltd on a master plan...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 143W, on rented housing, what estimate she has made of the number...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of properties being purchased with a buy-to-let mortgage that have been repossessed in...

      Shared Ownership Schemes: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the number of high street mortgage lenders which do not offer mortgage terms to buyers purchasing...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the market value of homes owned by registered social landlords in each of the last three years.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties previously available for social rent from registered social landlords were sold in each local authority area...

      Tenant Services Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the administration costs of the (a) Tenant Services Authority and (b) Homes and Communities...

      Tenant Services Authority: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Tenants Services Authority has commissioned any (a) public affairs and (b) public relations companies since its...

      Unitary Councils: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to publish details of the remuneration and redundancy packages for senior local authority staff...

      Zero Carbon Hub

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the business plan for the Zero Carbon Hub.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which academy sponsors have withdrawn from the academy process (a) before and (b) after signing an expression of interest.

    • Children and Young People's Services Ministerial Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanism exists for non-ministerial representation on the ministerial sub-group of the Cabinet sub-committee on children,...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of registered child minders were (a) male and (b) female in each of the last 10 years; and if he...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether staff of his Department made any representations in respect of Lord Laming's most recent report on safeguarding prior to...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many and what proportion of computers in his Department malware was detected in 2008.

      Integrated Children's System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what timetable he has set for completion of the feasibility study on a revised Integrated Children's System.

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of computers in (a) local authority children's services departments, (b) Children and Family Court...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions he and his predecessors have intervened in a school which is in special measures in each of the last five...

      Secondary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what percentage of classes in (a) academy and (b) non-academy secondary schools were taken by unqualified teachers without...

      Tim Byles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the duties are of Mr. Tim Byles, Chief Executive of Partnerships for Schools.

      Youth Inclusion Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009 to question 256435, what high scores for both deprivation and crime were used to...

  • Women and Equality

    • Community Learning

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on community learning opportunities for women during the recession.

    • Minority Representation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent assessment she has made of the adequacy of the representation of minorities in Parliament; and if she will make a statement.

      Trafficked Women

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with ministerial colleagues on levels of funding for non-governmental organisations working to assist trafficked...

      Equal Pay

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with representatives of the trade union movement on equal pay.

  • House of Lords

    • British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current total amount of costs paid to solicitors representing claimants under the Claims Handling Agreement, British Coal Respiratory Disease Litigation.

    • Business Continuity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made to encourage businesses in the United Kingdom, and in particular smaller businesses, to adopt business continuity management practices....

      Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will establish the reasons for all cases of missed visits by social care workers and publish the results.

      Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are made to ensure that social care workers are fully qualified.

      Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social care workers are qualified to administer medical treatment.

      Care Services: Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent Care Plans are regarded as confidential.

      Care Services: Plans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that all care plans are adhered to by social care workers.

      China: Organ Transplants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they have sought or received from the Chinese authorities regarding the ethical and legal supervision of their organ transplantation programme...

      Civil Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Patel of Bradford on 22 April (WA 401) stating that "recruitment into the Civil Service is based on the principle of...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they plan to ratify the Convention on Cluster Munitions which they signed last year.

      Constitution Committee: Surveillance Report

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not yet responded to the Second Report of 2008-09 of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution Surveillance: Citizens and the State,...

      Crime: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Information Commissioner is responsible for monitoring the propriety of and justification for entries in the Suspicious Activity Reports database...

      Crime: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all end users of the suspicious activity reports (SARs) listed in the 2008 annual reports on SARs, published by the Serious Organised Crime Agency, have...

      Deaf People: Typetalk

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage Ofcom to ensure the adequate marketing of the text relay service for deaf people and hearing impaired people provided by Typetalk.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Complaints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency has had each year since 1998; and in what percentage of cases the agency admitted to making errors.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), whether the recent partnership with the Californian Institute of Regenerative Medicine entails...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), what proportion of funding has been contributed by the Medical Research Council towards...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), whether they can provide examples of original research publications describing human embryonic...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 5 May (HL2987), whether the citation rate of research papers normalised by subject area has provided a reliable...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what amount carbon emissions will be reduced by proposals for wind power generation on land in the United Kingdom; and how much carbon will be generated by the...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when there will be a further announcement about the introduction of domestic smart meters; and when the installation of those meters will commence.

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to improve the physical and mental health of children and young adults in foster care.

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what system is in place to tackle the disproportionately high rate of teenage pregnancy among young people in foster care.

      Foster Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to reduce the proportion of young people in foster care entering the youth justice system.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to assist the United Nations Secretary-General in seeking a positive response from Israel on the latest Gaza war crimes report.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills or its predecessors spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Children, Schools and Families or its predecessors spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

      Government Departments: Staff Absence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the rates of staff (a) absence, and (b) sickness absence, were at (1) the Department for Transport, and (2) each of its agencies and non-departmental public...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many departments outsource their websites; and what plans there are to bring them in-house when current contracts expire.

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost of transport by air and car, including accompanying officials, involved in returning the following former detainees from Guantanamo Bay to...

      Guantanamo Bay: Binyam Mohamed

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total cost, exclusive of travel bills, for the Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials and police officers who had responsibility to collect Mr...

      Health: Fragility Fractures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that recurrent fragility fractures are prevented, in light of the recommendations of the National Audit of the Organisation...

      Health: Haemophilia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chief Medical Officer at the Department of Health has revised his description of any risk to haemophilia patients of contracting variant CJD from blood...

      Influenza Pandemic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments have in place or plan to have in place departmental contingency plans for the outbreak of a flu pandemic; and when each of those plans came into...

      Iraq: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to move the British Embassy Office in Erbil to new premises; whether they will take the opportunity presented at that time (a) to install a United...

      Ireland: Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning its decision to remove funding from protestant schools, some of which...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the announcement of President Ahmadinejad of Iran that he will support a two-state solution for Israel-Palestine, if Palestine is still...

      Learning and Skills Improvement Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what are the contracts of work currently being undertaken by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service; (b) what is the start date of each contract; (c) what...

      Learning and Skills Improvement Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills provides to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service and what proportion this...

      London Underground

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the programme to upgrade the sub-surface line resignalling for London Underground is not scaled back or postponed.

      Mobile Phones: Horse Riding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (a) members of the public, and (b) police officers, are prohibited from using mobile phones while riding a horse on a public highway; and, if so, what are...

      NHS: Whistleblowing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to ensure that whistle-blowing in the NHS is not discouraged by fear of loss of professional registration.

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of bilateral relations with the Democratic People's Republic of Korea.

      Pakistan: Public Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they have granted to Deen International Limited for the "I am the West" project in Pakistan. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have...

      Poland: Confiscated Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will call on the Government of Poland to fulfil, without delay, its obligation recognised by the OSCE, the European Parliament and the European...

      Prisons: High Down

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff vacancies at HM Prison High Down are filled by (a) staff seconded from other prisons, and (b) staff working extra hours.

      Prisons: Palliative Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have any plans to improve the provision of palliative care for terminally ill prisoners at HM Prison Full Sutton.

      Railways: Diesel Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they anticipate placing the order for the planned 200 new diesel-powered railway vehicles.

      Rochester Bridge

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 1 April (WA 239), whether they have received representations from enquirers about the Rochester Bridge Trust; and,...

      Saudi Arabia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they will make to the government of Saudi Arabia about the compatibility of women's human and civic rights in that country with United Nations law.

      Shipping: Irish Lights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 12 January (WA 126) which said there are no legal or constitutional reasons why they could not withdraw from the...

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role the (a) National Security Secretariat and (b) Civil Contingencies Secretariat have played in the response to swine flu.

      Telephone Numbers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a standard practice for departments using 0800, 084 and 087 telephone numbers; and, if not, whether advice is given to them on their use. To ask...

      Tennyson Obih

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how long Tennyson Obih had been seeking asylum in the United Kingdom prior to his murder of PC Jon Henry in 2007.

      Terrorism: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total sum of money collected relating to the suspected financing of terrorism through the suspicious activity reports regime (a) since it was created,...

      Terrorism: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the operational cost of the suspicious activity reports regime to the Government (a) since it was created, including capital establishment costs, and...

      Transport: Journey Sharing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role journey-sharing has in carbon reduction; and whether there are any proposals to increase the practice among coach operators.

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