Written answers

Monday, 18 May 2009

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Sequestration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change from which budgets the £90 million allocated in Budget 2009 for research into carbon capture and storage will be drawn.

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 since its creation.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what services his Department has outsourced since its establishment; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what procedure his Department follows for dealing with complaints received (a) by e-mail, (b) by post, (c) by telephone and (d) via...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services since its creation.

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Mineral Resources: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Government's strategy for...

      Natural Gas: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of mains gas supply is accounted for by production from anaerobic digester plants.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Copyright: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will bring forward legislative proposals to replace self-regulation in respect of digital content and copyright into a...

    • Digital Broadcasting: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that residents of Scotland are prepared for the digital switchover.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has available as part of the Future Jobs Fund.

      Tourism Advisory Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representation from local authorities there is on the Tourism Advisory Council.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Caravans

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions she has had with (a) the Mayor of London and (b) Transport for London on the provision of caravan sites for those attending the Olympic...

    • Olympic Games 2012: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what discussions her Office has had since January 2008 with Southend borough council to enable it to (a) participate fully in and (b) receive a legacy from...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Catering

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate the House of Commons Commission has made of the number of meals purchased in House of Commons...

    • Drinking Water

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate the Commission has made of the number of plastic bottles of water sold in House of Commons...

      Energy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) what the energy consumption was of each building on the House of Commons part of the parliamentary...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate the Commission has made of the amount of food waste by weight arising from House of Commons...

      Furniture

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many items of office furniture were (a) purchased and (b) disposed of by the House of Commons Commission...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission at what meetings the House of Commons Commission has considered implementation of amendment (f) of 3 July 2008...

      Palace of Westminster: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much has been spent on improving or renovating accommodation in the House of Commons part of the Palace of...

      Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the (a) gross annual income from the House of Commons and (b) job title was of each of the (i) officers...

      Procurement

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many paper receipts were issued to suppliers by the House authorities in each of the last three years.

      Vending Machines

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many vending machines there are on the House of Commons estate; and what the energy rating of each such...

  • Transport

    • A64

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what the cost of the recent installation of warning signs for overhead cables on the A64 York to Scarborough road was; (2) how many (a) road...

    • British Transport Police: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport on how many and what proportion of British Transport Police computers malware was detected in 2008.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) administrative and (b) financial consequences of reimbursement being made by central Government to bus...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies paid in end-of-year performance bonuses to (i) all staff and (ii) senior Civil Service staff in...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what proportion of applications for driving licence renewals were rejected by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each of the last five years;...

      Driving: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many assessments under the Driving Quality Monitoring scheme were conducted in (a) Greater London, (b) Greater Manchester and (c) Strathclyde in...

      Ferries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what requirements there are on UK ferry operators on routes of less than 20 miles in terms of (a) passenger loading limits and (b) records to be kept...

      First Great Western: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department has taken to monitor First Great Western's performance in delivering its financial commitments since the last review.

      First Great Western: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train services have been cancelled by First Great Western in the last 12 months.

      First Great Western: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the performance of First Great Western in delivering its commitment to improve service reliability.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) speeding fines, (b) London congestion charge fines and (c) parking fines were incurred by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in...

      Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of lamp posts maintained by local authorities in England and in use which are beyond their design...

      Parking: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the adequacy of the level of provision of disabled parking spaces in England.

      Railways: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what estimate he has made for benchmarking purposes of the proportion of travel undertaken by rail in continental European countries.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will take steps to establish a nationally-available frequent user railcard.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations his Department has received from train operating companies on the financial viability of extant rail franchises.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many train services on the East Coast Main Line have been cancelled by National Express since it assumed the franchise; how many were cancelled by...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2009, Official Report, columns 488-89W, on roads: accidents, how many drivers of each type of vehicle involved in...

      Virgin Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what topics were raised in the discussions his Department has had with Virgin Trains in the last six months.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) rural farms and (b) smallholdings each local authority holds; and how many have been vacant for longer than...

    • Agriculture: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many hectares of farmland of best and most valued status in England have changed to a developed use since 1996-97.

      Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to bring forward those provisions of the Animal Welfare Act 2006 which are not yet in force; and if he will...

      Animals: Clones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) cloned animals and (b) offspring of cloned animals there are in England.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what criteria are used to assess applications for removal licences in respect of badgers.

      Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how long on average elapsed between the end of the badger winter hibernation season and the commencement of approved work to...

      Bluetongue Disease: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date the decision was made to reduce the cost of bluetongue vaccine to livestock holders; and what the reasons for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the transmission of bovine tuberculosis to (i) pigs and (ii)...

      Cattle: Mastitis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost of mastitis in dairy cattle to the dairy industry in each of the last three years; how...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he has taken to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the operation of ICT systems in his...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the effect on the management of bio-waste in the European Union on household waste...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 29 April 2009, Official Report, column 1302W, on domestic waste: waste disposal, what the volume...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what data the Environment Agency obtains about proposed developments to assess the implications of flood risk.

      Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend, the Member for Romford (Andrew Rosindell) of 20 April 2009, Official Report,...

      Fly Tipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many incidents of fly-tipping were reported in each local authority area in London in each of the last five years...

      Food: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent (a) representations he has received on and (b) assessment he has made of the effect of the introduction of...

      Food: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into the amount of food waste used in ways other than being sent to landfill; and if he will...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into the effectiveness of local authorities' recycling schemes; and if he will make a statement.

      Sheep: Lameness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department has provided for research into lameness in sheep in each of the last three years; and if he will...

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has paid to the Association of Cities and Regions for Recycling and...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with South East Water on (a) its plans to reduce leakage and (b) its proposal for a reservoir...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House how many current hon. Members have redesignated their main home for the purposes of the additional costs allowance on three or more occasions.

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members have redesignated their main home for the purposes of the additional costs allowance since 3 July 2008.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House how many hon. Members submitted claims for reimbursement of mortgage payments on homes outside London under the additional costs allowance in the last 12 months.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House into which budget moneys paid back to the Fees Office by hon. Members relating to their expenses and allowances claims are paid.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Civil Service Agencies: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what procedures his Department has in place to monitor compliance by its agencies with procedures on employment matters stipulated by the Civil...

    • Departmental Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what procedure his Department follows for dealing with complaints received (a) by e-mail, (b) by post, (c) by telephone and (d) via his...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies paid in end-of-year performance bonuses to (i) all staff and (ii) senior Civil Service staff...

      Departmental Training

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Prime Minister which (a) Minister and (b) civil servant has cross-departmental responsibility for the promotion of sustainable development in respect of public sector procurement policy.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what procedure his Department follows for dealing with complaints received (a) by e-mail, (b) by post, (c) by telephone and (d) via his Department's...

    • Departmental Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on bottled water in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on furniture in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of its website in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many staff over the age of (a) 55 and (b) 65 years of age are employed by his Department.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department paid in end-of-year performance bonuses to (a) all staff and (b) senior Civil Service staff in 2008-09; and how many such...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation of the concordats between the Government and the Scottish Executive.

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Training

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

      Industrial Health and Safety

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

      Isle of Lewis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many visits he has made to the Isle of Lewis in an official capacity in the last 24 months.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on Scotland's role in hosting events and facilities associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Sheep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many sheep farms in Scotland he has visited in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Whisky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had at EU level on the future prospects for the whisky industry.

      Whisky

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many whisky distilleries in Scotland he has visited in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

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

    • Conflict Prevention

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

      Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within departmental buildings...

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 24 March 2009, Official Report, columns 188-89W, on departmental art works, in which of the official...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the names and addresses are of each organisation which has supplied goods and services to his Department in 2009.

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes to services provided by his Department he anticipates following the efficiency savings outlined in the Budget Red...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the operation of ICT systems in his...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidelines his Department has in place on the procurement of cars for official use (a) in the UK, (b) in UK Overseas...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many work placements his Department offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c) graduates in each of...

      France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on international security with the French government.

      G20: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who he expects to participate in the G20 summit in London in March 2009; what gifts each participant will receive; what the cost...

      Germany

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on international security with the German Government.

      Israel: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what events held in Israel to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Tel Aviv HM Ambassador to Israel he has...

      Israel: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what events held in (a) the UK and (b) Israel to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel he...

      Israel: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to what events held in (a) the UK and (b) Israel to commemorate the 61st anniversary of the founding of the State of Israel...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the alleged take-over by Hamas of a ward in Shifa Hospital, Gaza, and its use by Hamas as a...

      Middle East: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he, (b) Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Arab governments on (i)...

      Pakistan: Politics and Government

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

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the effect of payments of ransom money following pirate attacks in the Gulf of Aden on the...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Somalia on the number of piracy incidents in the Gulf of Aden in...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects of poverty in the region on numbers of acts of piracy in the Gulf of Aden.

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the ability of the transitional government in Somalia to provide for its citizens.

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, columns 807-08W, on Tibet: human rights, what reports he has received...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 634W, on trade unions, what office facilities his Department...

      UN World Conference against Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of persons who walked out during the speech of the Iranian President at the UN Durban...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to have discussions with the President of South Africa on the political and human rights situation in Zimbabwe.

  • Home Department

    • Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps her Department has taken to reformulate its policy on settlement rights for Gurkhas.

    • Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the effect on the settlement rights of Gurkhas of the implementation of the points-based immigration system.

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the compatibility of her proposal on retention of the DNA profiles of persons arrested but not convicted with...

      DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of crimes detected using DNA profiles held on the national DNA database in the last 12 months.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of progress on the introduction of identity cards.

      Front-line Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the proportion of police officers' time spent on front-line policing.

      Nazi War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of UK residents who are suspected of having committed war crimes under the Nazi regime.

      Antisocial Behaviour: Swindon

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to tackle antisocial behaviour in Swindon.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of progress in implementing the provisions of the Council of Europe convention on action against...

      Public Confidence: Police

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

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the planned programme of work is of the (a) Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) and (b) Technical Committee of the ACMD for...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders have been (a) imposed and (b) breached in each police force area in Wales in each year since they were...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to increase the speed with which asylum applications are handled.

      Carnage UK

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations she has received on the activities of Carnage UK.

      Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on (a) the long-term aims and (b) the...

      Crime and Disorder Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with police commanders on the effectiveness of local crime and disorder partnerships.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure under what budgetary headings was incurred by her Department in relation to the Crime Prevention Summit held on 4 February...

      Criminal Records: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what protocols her Department has established with each EU member state on monitoring the movement of known criminals.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further steps are required for ratification by the UK of the European Convention on Cybercrime; and when she expects ratification to be...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of profiles of children aged under 10 years-old have been removed from the national DNA database (a) in total...

      Gamma Butyrolactone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate she has made of the volume of sales of liquid gamma butyrolactone for (a) illicit and (b) non-industrial use in each of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to make a decision on the immigration case of Mrs Mohinder Kaur.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when she plans to reply to the letter of 22 December 2008 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Folake Surat...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 23 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs N. Akhtar.

      Passports: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost is to British nationals resident overseas of renewing their British passports.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the current status is of the information reduction pilots in Surrey, Staffordshire, West Midlands and Leicestershire police...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if she will bring forward proposals to require individual police forces to (a) accept, (b) respond to and (c) implement in full...

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what practical steps are being taken to align the performance targets of police forces and the Crown Prosecution Service; and what timetable...

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Lord West's review of powers of entry will extend to reviewing the existing powers of entry of bailiffs.

      Racially Aggravated Offences: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many racist incidents involving persons under the age of 18 years were reported to the police in each of the last five years; (2)...

      Retail Trade: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress her Department has made towards the introduction of a specific measurement of commercial (a) robbery and (b) burglary.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of the Serious and Organised Crime Agency are based overseas.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to ensure that detention facilities run by international military forces in Afghanistan meet the standards required...

    • Armed Forces: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many charter flights to theatres of operation have taken place in each year since 2003, broken down by (a) location, (b) type of aircraft and (c)...

      Armed Forces: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on charter flights to each destination in each theatre of operation in each year since 2003.

      Armed Forces: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average length of service of personnel opting for voluntary outflow from the armed forces was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Armed Forces: Labour Turnover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of servicemen and women leaving the armed forces in each of the last seven years had combat experience.

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what percentage of force elements have reported (a) no serious weaknesses, (b) no critical weaknesses and (c) no serious or critical weaknesses...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the relationship between experience of combat and evidence of psychological wounding;...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will introduce psychometric screening as part of the service discharge medical examinations for all military personnel.

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what levels of Operational Allowance are payable to troops in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq and (c) each other country in which Operational Allowance is...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost has been of upgrades to the Panther Command and Liaison vehicle in the last 12 months.

      Ascension Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated value is of each of his Department's properties on Ascension Island; and when the last valuation was carried out.

      Clyde Submarine Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department plans to change to Faslane the homeport of (a) HMS Trenchant, (b) HMS Talent and (c) HMS Triumph; and when each vessel will have...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 in the...

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) review and (b) taskforce projects his Department has commissioned in each of the last five years; what the purpose of each such project...

      Departmental Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many white fleet contract cars his Department owns; (2) how many civilian vehicles owned by his Department are based at each of its estates.

      European Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the through-life running cost per aircraft of the Tranche 3 Eurofighter in each year of operation.

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider the merits of conducting a veterans' population study analysis similar to that undertaken by the US administration following the...

      Kenya: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what seized property has been transferred to the Kenyan authorities by the EU-led naval force under the Provisions of Transfer of Suspected Pirates and...

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have been (a) killed and (b) injured as a result of landmine detonation in each theatre in each of the last 12 months.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 6 May 2009, Official Report, columns 16-18WS, on maritime change programme, when he expects (a) the...

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Nimrod fuel defects have been reported in each year since 2003.

      Pakistan: Military Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much aid was given to Pakistan for military purposes between 1997 and 2008.

      Rosyth Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment his Department has made of the effect on Rosyth Dockyard of the implementation of the Maritime Change Programme.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps is he taking to protect UK-registered vessels in the Gulf of Aden from pirate attacks.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions has he had with the US administration on the activities of pirates off the coast of Somalia.

  • Treasury

    • Adjudicator's Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints made to the Adjudicator's Office were outstanding on 22 April 2009; and if he will make a statement.

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the administration costs of the Asset Protection Scheme in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what provision he has made for the repayment of sums paid to support UK banks in each of the next six years.

      Banks: Iran

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to implement the provisions in UN Security Council Resolution 1747 of 2007 on the prevention of new grants, financial...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes he plans to make to the arrangements for (a) registration, (b) supervision and (c) accountability of credit rating agencies in light of the...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to amend the regulatory regime applying to the banking sector following the economic downturn.

      Coinage

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pound sterling coins he estimates are in circulation in the United Kingdom.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many and what proportion of computers in his Department malware was detected in 2008.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent on (a) departmental Christmas parties and (b) staff entertainment in the last three years.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many items of correspondence his Department sent by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other commercial delivery services in each of the last five years; and what...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has provided voice coaching to any of its employees in the last 12 months.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to have discussions with his EU partners on reassessing the UK's contributions to the EU budget.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's analysis of the (a) 2005, (b) 2000, (c) 1995 and (d) 1990 non-domestic rating lists...

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which HM Revenue and Customs offices are planned to close under the Workforce Change programme; (2) which HM Revenue and Customs offices originally...

      Revenue and Customs: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs offices are planned for closure in the next 12 months.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money the Government has provided to the Royal Bank of Scotland in the last 12 months.

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to (a) make illegal the design and promotion of schemes intended solely or mainly as a vehicle for tax...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals for a general anti-tax avoidance provision on the Australian equitable model or a similar model.

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions HM Revenue and Customs has accepted money from taxpayers other than in response to a demand for payment of tax in the last 12 months.

      Tax Havens

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects the tax information exchange agreements sought by the G20 to be in operation.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the ruling on the capping of input tax claims by HM Revenue and Customs, what refund payments have now been made to each local authority;...

      Valuation Office: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the Valuation Office Agency's automated valuation model was last calibrated.

      Valuation Office: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Valuation Office Agency (a) paid Rightmove.co.uk in 2008-09 and (b) plans to pay to that company in 2009-10.

      Valuation Office: Rightmove

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 262W, on the Valuation Office:...

      VAT: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual revenue which would be forgone by the Exchequer from the removal of value added tax on mainstage bingo.

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to assist developing countries tackle the adverse effects of climate change.

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on measures to tackle HIV/AIDS in the developing world; and if he will make a statement.

      Pakistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received on the humanitarian situation in the Swat Valley region of Pakistan following the recent conflict between...

      Palestinians: Politics and Government

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

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what reports he has received of the nature of the screening process for Tamil people displaced by the conflict in the north of the...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many UN High Commission for Refugees (a) emergency and (b) field monitoring experts have been granted access to former battle...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of Tamil people who have been able to return to their homes in former battle areas in...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the feasibility of delivering humanitarian aid by sea to Tamil people displaced by the conflict...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of camps established by the Sri Lankan Government for Tamil people displaced by the...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the compatibility with international standards of the humanitarian conditions of the camps...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanisms are in place to ensure that humanitarian aid from his Department to assist Tamil people displaced by the conflict in...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of international aid workers who have access to the camps established by the Sri Lankan...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in the camps established by the Sri Lankan government for Tamil people...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

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

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new lets there were by (a) local authorities and (b) registered social landlords in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) her Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its predecessor has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the...

      Empty Property: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of properties were vacant in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Buckingham of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 128W, on energy performance...

      Fire Services: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what her latest estimate is of the cost of the South West fire control centre project.

      Fire Stations: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many and what proportion of computers in fire stations malware was detected in 2008.

      Housing and Planning Delivery Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate her Department has made of the effect of the recession on the level of housing and planning delivery grant to be...

      Housing and Planning Delivery Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much is planned to be spent on housing and planning delivery grant in each of the next three years.

      Housing and Planning Delivery Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on (a) planning delivery grant and (b) the housing and planning delivery grant in each year since 2003.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which HomeBuy agents have suspended applications for MyChoice HomeBuy; (2) which regions have filled their MyChoice...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the Rent to Homebuy scheme became operational.

      Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what average (a) local authority, (b) registered social landlord and (c) private sector rental levels were as a percentage of...

      Inland Waterways: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what policies her Department has in place for the protection of wharfs north of Prescott Lock from housing development.

      Owner Occupation: Social Mobility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent research her Department has commissioned on links between home ownership and social mobility.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate she has made of the percentage of (a) registered social landlord and (b) local authority residential...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the annual turnover rate of (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord tenancies was in each region in each...

      Repossession Orders: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home repossessions initiated by (a) building societies and (b) banks there were in (i) Barnsley, (ii) Doncaster and...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will assess the merits of transferring social housing stock from local authority to registered social landlord control.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average age of a dwelling owned by a (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord was in each of the last...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) registered social landlords and (b) local authority tenants received a cash incentive to vacate their home in...

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps her Department has taken to provide (a) guidance and (b) assistance to (i) regional and (ii) local...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cold Weather Payments: Fife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in North-East Fife constituency qualified for cold weather payments in each of the last five years.

    • Crisis Loans: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid out in crisis loans by each Essex jobcentre in each year since 2005.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) non-UK and (b) non-EU citizens applied for a national insurance number in each region in each of the last five years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in England were in receipt of housing benefit on 1 April 2009 in each of the last five years.

      Housing Benefit: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed housing benefit in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) the East of England in each of the last 10 years.

      Housing Benefit: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many social housing tenants in receipt of housing benefit had their access to benefit withdrawn following a determination that they had...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what courses are delivered by Jobcentre Plus programme centres.

      National Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications from (a) British citizens, (b) EU citizens and (c) citizens from countries outside the EU for a national insurance...

      Natural Gas: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the terms of the contract agreed with Capita for the operation of the Gas Safe Register are; what the key performance indicators are; and...

      Parliamentary Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to Question 254755, on cold weather payments, tabled on 3 February 2009; and what the reasons are for the time taken to...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost would be of paying a work-related activity premium of (a) £10, (b) £20 and (c) £30 per week to lone parents...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what progress has been made in piloting an insured advice helpline for employment and health and safety...

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies paid in interest to suppliers under...

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much (a) his Department spent on furniture in 2008-09 and (b) his Department's agencies spent on...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1128W, on the economic situation, what...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the rate (a) per minute and (b) per three minutes charged to a caller to a number operated by his...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average duration of a call to a telephone number beginning with (a) 084 and (b) 03 operated by...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its predecessor has spent on IT training for its staff in each of the last five...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform (1) how many of the 678 equal pay claims upheld at an employment tribunal in 2007-08 related to the...

      Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make an estimate of the (a) monetary value and (b) quantity of waste food disposed of from his...

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform which review model was used by the Hampton review team in its assessment of the Gambling Commission; and on...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether the rules against misleading omissions under the Consumer Protection from Unfair Trading...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what guidance his Department has issued on the effect of (a) the Cancellation of Contracts Made in a...

      Motor Vehicles: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what his policy is on whether the Motor Vehicle Block Exemption Regulation (EC) 1400/2002 should expire in...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will hold an inquiry into the actions of Visteon UK and Ford UK to establish responsibility for...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many times Ministers in his Department have met representatives of the Post Bank Coalition in the last...

      Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what new powers the provisions of the Regulatory Enforcement and Sanctions Act 2008 will provide for local...

      Retirement: Age

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will bring forward proposals to prevent employers using mandatory retirement ages.

      WPP

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2009, Official Report, column 1186W, on WPP, what matters were...

  • Justice

    • Council Tax: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many council tax liability orders have been issued by magistrates to local authorities in England and Wales in each year from 1998 to 2008.

    • Damages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish his response to the consultation on the law on damages; what the reasons are for the time taken; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) review and (b) task-force projects his Department and its predecessor have commissioned in each of the last five years; what the purpose...

      Land Registry: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much compensation has been paid by HM Land Registry in respect of property fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Land Registry: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of (a) title registries and (b) deeds for properties which have been altered by fraudulent means in each of the...

      Land Registry: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the economy of property fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Offenders: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to ensure that the mental health needs of ex-service personnel involved in the criminal justice system are met.

      Orchard Lodge Secure Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the Youth Justice Board decided to close the Orchard Lodge Unit in Anerley.

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of the prison population foreign nationals comprised in each of the last five years.

      Prisons: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison disturbances requiring the deployment of (a) Tornado support officers and (b) the police there have been in prisons in England and...

      Probation Boards: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what average percentage of probation board and trust expenditure was incurred on salaries paid in respect of management positions higher than Band...

      Repossession Orders: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many court orders for action in relation to mortgage arrears have been issued in each of the last five years; (2) how many court orders were...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 533W, on terrorism: compensation, which (a) Departmental officials and (b) Ministers...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file CPO 2/25 Lord Braine of Wheatley's Partial Birth Abortion...

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes in (a) England and (b) Leicester are operated by (i) local authorities and (ii) private enterprises; and what estimate he has made...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support is available from his Department to (a) those diagnosed with dementia and (b) the carers of those with dementia; whether he plans to...

      Departmental ICT

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

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which professional organisations have applied to be registered by the Health Professions Council; when each such application was made; and if he will make...

      Hertfordshire Community Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statutory functions will be undertaken by the arms-length organisation Hertfordshire Community Health Services.

      Hertfordshire Community Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what role the Care Quality Commission will play in the regulation of the arms-length organisation Hertfordshire Community Health Services.

      Hertfordshire Community Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) has been allocated and (b) is expected to be spent on renaming (i) West Hertfordshire Primary Care Trust and (ii) East and North...

      Hertfordshire Community Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the Hertfordshire community health service.

      Hospitals: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial implications for the NHS are of BT not installing core IT systems at (a) all major hospital trusts in London and (b) all major...

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of prisoners with a diagnosed mental health disorder; what percentage of prisoners who (a) had a diagnosed mental...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to scrutinise the performance of Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust in dealing with complaints; and if he will...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent guidance his Department has issued to Mid-Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust on the exercise of the statutory powers of the trust's governors;...

      NHS Foundation Trusts: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what requirements there are on NHS Foundation Trusts to publish details of the salaries and remuneration packages offered to their chief executives and...

      NHS: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals to amend the law to increase levels of protection for whistleblowers in the NHS; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many and what proportion of computers in NHS hospitals malware was detected in 2008.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) prescriptions and (b) in-patient prescriptions were issued for each (i) benzodiazepine and (ii) Z tranquilliser in (A) 2007 and (B) the...

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will consider the merits of introducing specialist tranquilliser withdrawal clinics.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which members of the Commission on Human Medicines provide scientific advice on tranquillisers to his Department.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the potential permanent effects on health of long-term tranquilliser use in the...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) which colleges will receive funds from the £300 million allocated to Building Colleges for the Future in the 2009...

    • Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of the meeting held on 29 April 2009 of the panel of college principals...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what responsibilities the National Measurement Office has for enforcement of the provisions of the Energy Performance of...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding has been allocated by his Department to cover the start-up costs of each further education college which...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much of the £1.2 billion funding available for new further education capital programmes in 2009-2014 he estimates...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his latest estimate is of the level of non-recoverable costs incurred by further education and other colleges resulting...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much funding each further education college which has not received an approval in detail for capital redevelopment has...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, whether Matthew Boulton College in Birmingham has submitted plans to the Learning...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the effect on Sutton Coldfield and Matthew Boulton colleges arising from the freeze...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when the Learning and Skills Council and its external property advisers plan to meet representatives of Wycombe and Amersham...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people are employed in each office of the (a) Learning and Skills Council and (b) Higher Education Funding Council...

      Space Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what progress there has been on the British National Space Centre's review of the space licensing regime.

      Students: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to (a) encourage and (b) provide financial support for students from low-income...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many meetings of governing bodies academies have been attended by officials from his Department in each year since 2000; and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average duration of an apprenticeship under the apprenticeship programme for 16 to 18-year-olds.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of the schools built or refurbished under the Building Schools for the Future programme incorporate (a) forms of...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent progress has been made in confirming approval for revision to the primary capital programme for schools to 2008-11.

      Children: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps his Department plans to take to publicise the results of the Partnership for Literacy pilot scheme; (2) what...

      Children: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were placed on adult mental health wards in each of the last five years.

      Class Sizes: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Tamworth constituency was in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when his Department last reviewed its assets and land and property holdings with a view to identifying and disposing of surpluses.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessor paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest)...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which services his Department and its predecessors have outsourced in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on furniture in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors has spent on ( a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to which media organisations his Department sends press releases.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to table 8.3 of his Department's annual report 2008, pages 88-9, Detailed breakdown of expenditure by function...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on placing supplements in (a) Children and Young People Now magazine and (b) Community Care...

      Head Teachers: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of head teachers in post in 2009 who will have retired by (a) 2010, (b) 2015 and (c)...

      History: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to improve the teaching of (a) history and (b) British history in primary schools.

      International Baccalaureate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils at (a) maintained schools, (b) sixth form colleges, (c) independent schools and (d) comprehensive schools were...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of primary school places required for the academic years (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in each local authority will require temporary accommodation to be constructed in order to provide additional...

      Pupils: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to tackle childhood obesity; what proportion of school-age children he estimates are (a)...

      Pupils: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued on the education of highly obese children in each of the last three years.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average (a) class size, (b) number and percentage of pupils with special educational needs, (c) free school meal...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to retain for community sport and leisure use school playing fields which are surplus to requirements.

      Schools: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the amount of time provided by schools for staff training in new...

      Science: General Certificate of Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who were (a) eligible and (b) ineligible for free school meals took GCSEs in (i) science, (ii) science and...

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who were eligible for free school meals had statements of special educational needs in each local authority area...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to increase the number of school-based teacher training mentors; and if he will make a statement.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 715W, on trade unions, what office facilities his Department...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have pupil populations in which more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f) 30, (g) 35, (h)...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the rate of truancy.

      Truancy: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many days of unauthorised absence were recorded in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Tamworth constituency in each of...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street: Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether (a) Mr. Derek Draper and (b) Mr. Charlie Whelan has a security pass for 10 Downing Street.

    • 12 Downing Street

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the cost to the public purse was of establishing the new open plan office in 12 Downing Street.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what budget the Cabinet Office has set for the "real help now" website for 2009-10.

      Childbirth: Migration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 956-7W, on child birth, what forecast he has made of the number of births there...

      Civil Servants: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Cabinet Secretary and Head of the Home Civil Service on changes to the code of conduct for civil...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what severance package has been agreed upon in respect of the departure of Damian McBride from the staff of his Department.

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether the resignation of Damian McBride from his position as a special adviser had immediate effect; (2) on what date each Minister in the...

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how much was spent by the Cabinet Office on furniture for 10 Downing Street in each of the last five years; (2) how much was spent by (a)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who is responsible for the line management of civil servants based in 10 Downing Street; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) civil servants, (b) secondees, (c) contractors, (d) consultants, (e) fee-paid staff, (f) agency staff, (g) Downing Street...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which special advisers (a) were dismissed, (b) resigned, (c) were demoted and (d) were disciplined in each year since June 2007.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the Central Office of Information White Book, March 2009 edition.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on how many occasions the Cabinet Office's head of departmental security has invited the Director-General of the International Bodyguard...

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Honours: Arts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who appoints the Chair of the Arts and Media Honours Committee.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will instruct Ministers, their Departments and Government agencies to correspond with hon. Members at their House of Commons offices unless...

      Non-profit Making Associations: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps the Government are taking to encourage social enterprises to take up commercial opportunities arising out of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) men and (b) women in each age group in each local authority area in England and Wales were made redundant in each of the last five years.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster in which parliamentary constituencies the (a) number and (b) proportion of people out of work was greater in the latest month for which figures...

  • House of Lords

    • Africa: Ilemi Triangle

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the authorities in southern Sudan, Kenya and Ethiopia about resolving the disputed borders of the Ilemi Triangle; and what...

    • Africa: Malaria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have carried out into any negative effects of the United Kingdom's anti-malaria programmes in Africa on local production of, and trade in,...

      Bahrain: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what human rights issues were raised during the visit by the Minister of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Bill Rammell, to Bahrain in April; what...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what form and when they received the depositions of (a) Northern Rock, (b) Dunfermline Building Society, and (c) the Presbyterian Mutual Society.

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of individuals whose taxable annual income exceeds (a) £100,000 or (b) £150,000 are employed in banking or other financial services.

      Banking: Loan Guarantee Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent in the current financial year under the small firms loan guarantee scheme; and what is the proportion of the guarantees available under the...

      Biometric Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, apart from the destruction of the fingerprints and DNA samples of the applicants in the case of S and Marper v United Kingdom, as reported to the...

      Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will grade all employers of social care workers and publish their results.

      Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what qualifications are required for a person to be employed as a carer.

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they are taking to provide parents with nutritional guidance for one- to three-year-olds, in light of the 2009 Infant and Toddler Forum poll of 1,000...

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training exists for health and childcare professionals (HCPs) on child nutrition for one- to three-year-olds, in light of the Department of Health's Child...

      Children: Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what initiatives they propose to realise the target of reducing the level of child poverty by half by 2010; and what initiatives have been successful in the past...

      Communications Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the (a) processing capacity, (b) energy, and (c) storage capacity that would be required to implement the collection and storage...

      Crime: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many names are on the suspicious activity reports database of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

      Data Entry: Error Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Carter of Barnes on 31 March (WA 220), what is the highest error rate allowed for data entry in the Department for Business,...

      Egypt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Egypt about reports that their state security forces demolished the services building belonging to the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 May (WA 117), whether the Horizon Scanning Panel of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 May (WA 117), in what circumstances a licence application might be viewed more favourably when under...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 May (WA 117), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority would decline to grant a...

      Embryology

      asked Her Majesty's Government: To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 May (WA 117), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority...

      Energy: Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their projection of the replacement cost for all power stations in the United Kingdom which are due to be phased out of production in the next 12 years.

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the proposed cut in production announced by Vestas will have on its targets for wind generation.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 24 April (WA 419—20), to whom the results of the Equality and Human...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 24 April (WA 419—20), whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission...

      Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the recent visit to Turkana by Her Majesty's High Commissioner to Kenya, what assessment they have made of the potential threat to the sustainability of...

      EU: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Carter of Barnes on 28 April (WA 28), and in the light of the proximity of the election to the European Parliament, whether...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 April (WA 336), whether the Answer recognised that the Australian review which it cited: (a) explicitly...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 April (WA 337), how they reconcile South Central Strategic Health Authority's decision, given the support...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the government of Israel to pay towards the restitution to civilians in respect of deaths, injury and the destruction of buildings and other...

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Ministry of Justice or its predecessors spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

      Government Departments: Outstanding Debts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the total debts outstanding to government departments and their agencies. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the total amount owed to the public...

      Government Departments: Staff Absence

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

      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 Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and (2) each of its...

      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 of Health, and (2) each of its agencies and non-departmental public...

      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 International Development, and (2) each of its agencies and...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Malloch-Brown on 20 April (WA 343) and on 30 March (WA 188), what has been the total cost of transport by air and car,...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 58—59), whether the devolved administrations supply them with details of non-nationals...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 58—59), whether the healthcare reimbursement waivers for Denmark, Norway and Malta are...

      Health: Irish Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 May (WA 120), how much the United Kingdom pays the Republic of Ireland per pensioner to fund health...

      Health: Irish Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 May (WA 120), whether the number of years pensioners have paid national insurance is part of the health...

      Houses of Parliament: Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have consulted or propose to consult the appropriate authority about rearranging foot and cycle paths in the area of the Palace of Westminster to...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the requirements for appointment to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission differ from those for the Equality and Human Rights Commission; and what are...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 5 May (WA 102) concerning their assessment of human rights in other countries, what was meant by "our...

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how a business or an employer without a biometric reader will check whether an ID card is genuine.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in light of the increase in cost of ID cards, how much they expect each card to cost an individual who asks for one.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what conditions the proposed implementation of ID cards is being undertaken.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken steps to have cancellation penalty clauses built into the ID card contracts; and, if so, what they are.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has justified the increase in costs of the development of ID cards; and what changes have been made in the terms of contracts which have been entered into.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made and propose to make regarding the safety and freedom of association and worship of the Baha'i community in Iran.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of Baha'is killed and imprisoned in Iran since 1 January 2000.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what responses they have received from the Government of Iran concerning their representations about the trial of seven leaders of the Baha'i faith in Iran.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the Government of the United States' efforts to persuade the Government of Israel to support the two-state solution.

      Justice: Sharia Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to other countries that impose Sharia law within their borders about its effect on human rights.

      Mortgages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to assist the development of building societies as primary sources of mortgage finance for home buyers.

      Ofsted

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, having regard to the report of the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) on Haringey Council's child protection services shortly before the death of...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 23 April (WA 412) that the Government Olympic Executive (GOE) "is the only body overseeing the entire...

      Pensions: Uprating

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their 2009 Budget projections assume that up-rating the basic state pension by reference to earnings will commence in 2012—13 or 2013—14; and,...

      Police: Records of Questioning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether police officers are required to keep a notebook or tape recording of questioning of a suspect before and after an arrest; whether such records are expected...

      Police: Stop and Search

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in relation to the latest figures showing exercise of police stop and search powers, what proportion of those searches related to operations specifically against...

      Postal Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the changes envisaged in the Postal Services Bill and the change of regulatory framework for postal services, the commitment to a continued...

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many savers in England they estimate have lost part or all of their savings in the Presbyterian Mutual Society since it went into administration. To ask Her...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will authorise the electrification of the railway line from Gospel Oak to Barking.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date cap and collar protection for revenue shortfall came into effect, or comes into effect, for each train operating company.

      Railways: Level Crossings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the consultation on improving road safety will include the misuse of railway level crossings.

      Retirement Age

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what aims, relating to social or employment policy, justify the United Kingdom's statutory retirement age.

      Retirement Age

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether raising or abolishing the United Kingdom's statutory retirement age would improve the current economic situation.

      Roads: Traffic Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 30 April (WA 77), whether the introduction of traffic officers has released the police from traffic duties and...

      Schools: Internal Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority they give to continuity rather than change in the internal management of schools.

      Schools: Teaching Mathematics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why one in five primary school children do not have a secure grasp of essential mathematical skills.

      Social Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are made to ensure the social care system is working efficiently.

      Social Care: Employers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make the reporting of all missed visits by social care workers mandatory. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make provision for...

      Social Care: Inspectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many social care inspectors there are; and how they are distributed around the country.

      Social Care: Inspectors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether social care worker inspectors notify people before making visits.

      Social Care: Regulator

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers the regulator of social care workers possesses.

      Sport: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to protect travelling sports teams from potential attacks similar to the one recently made on the Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore.

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected total cost of their response to the outbreak of swine flu.

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had regarding the naming of swine flu and the dissemination of information about it.

      Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many authorisations under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 are in force; and how long they have been in force.

      Terrorism Act: Section 44 Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the geographical extent of each of the authorisations under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 that are in force.

      Terrorism Act: Section 44 Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many authorisations under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act have been subject to legal scrutiny, as referred to in Home Office circular 027/2008.

      Terrorism Act: Section 44 Powers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what community impact measures have been taken in areas where authorisations under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 have been made.

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