Written answers

Monday, 1 June 2009

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the level of competitiveness in the farming industry; and if he will make a statement.

    • Animal Welfare Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the measures in the Animal Welfare Act 2006, with particular...

      Animals: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for which animal-borne diseases inspectors posted at UK points of entry are instructed to search.

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many live wild animals have been imported into the UK in each of the last five years; (2) what proportion of live...

      Cabinet: Glasgow

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

      Cabinet: Glasgow

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

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii)...

      Departmental Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on compliance with requirements of health and safety at work legislation in each of the last...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fisheries officers have been based in each principal coastal town in each year since 2004.

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date he most recently discussed sea fishing quotas with his counterparts in the devolved administrations; and if he...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of mutual aid agreements established by local authorities following the...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the results of the first bidding round for the property-level flood protection grants scheme.

      Hydroelectric Power: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average time taken to process an abstraction licence application for hydropower schemes was in each of the last four...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the amounts of money raised from the disposal of waste by the (a) landfill tax and (b)...

      Litter: Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make an assessment of the potential for the use of side-flapped, automatic sheeting systems for tipper trucks to...

      Marine and Fisheries Agency: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Marine and Fisheries Agency spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 31 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. M....

      Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to support milk production; and what assessment he has made of the effect on dairy farmers of...

      Reservoirs: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent progress has been made in mapping large reservoirs; (2) how many reservoirs have been mapped since...

      Rural Areas: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of rural England is served by Rural Housing Enablers funded by his Department.

      Smallholdings: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with local authorities in Devon on the disposal of small holdings in local authority ownership.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 439W, on trade unions, what office facilities his...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the first set of quarterly data from WasteDataFlow returns to be published following the Environment Agency's...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 685W, on...

  • Church Commissioners

    • St. Margaret's Church: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what representations the Church Commissioners have received on funding for repairs to the roof of St. Margaret's...

  • Transport

    • Airports: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what criteria his Department uses in assessing the merits of proposals to expand airports; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aviation: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) scheduled and (b) charter flights there were from British airports to (i) the Netherlands, (ii) Luxembourg and (iii) Malta in each of...

      Departmental Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on alcoholic beverages in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on office removal contracts in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) standard and (ii) business class rail travel in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport 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...

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years.

      Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) injury and (b) non-injury collisions have occurred during module 1 motorcycle tests since the introduction of the test on 27 April 2009;...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fraudulent applications for driving licences have been detected by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many photographic driving licences issued to applicants have subsequently been withdrawn on the basis of (a) fraud and (b) ineligibility of the...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fake photographic driving licences have been recovered by (a) the police, (b) the UK Border Agency and (c) HM Revenue and Customs in each...

      Driving: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what assessment he has made of the risk posed to drivers from left-hand drive vehicles not fitted with headlamp beam adapters; (2) what steps he...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the sale of Eurostar UK on the likely price which will be obtained for the sale of High Speed 1.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter of 8 November 2008 he received from Colin Matthews of BAA on the proposed expansion of Heathrow...

      London and Continental Railways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how he plans to maximise the value to the Exchequer of the disposal of (a) High Speed 1, (b) Eurostar UK and (c) other property and remaining assets...

      Lorries: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will make an assessment of the potential for the use of side-flapped, automatic sheeting systems for tipper trucks to contribute to road safety;...

      M25: Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of congestion of the road-widening scheme between junctions 1b and 3 of the M25.

      Motor Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many automatic penalties the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) issued for failure to submit a statutory off-road notification in each of...

      Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the frequency with which lag pipes are fitted to powered two-wheel vehicles other than those designed for racing...

      Network Rail: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department paid in fees to Pender Coucher Associates for work in connection with the establishment of Network Rail in 2002.

      Network Rail: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much of the fees paid by Network Rail to Coucher Pender Ltd. between 2007 and 2009 was paid in salaries and bonuses to Iain Coucher and...

      Network Rail: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) how much was paid by Network Rail to Coucher Pender Ltd. formerly Pender Coucher Associates, between 2002 and 2007; (2) how much was paid in...

      Railways: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which EU bodies have responsibilities relating to inter-operability of European railways.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent representations he has received on funding road improvement schemes administered by the Highways Agency.

      Southend Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effect on levels of greenhouse gas emissions of (a) passenger aircraft and (b) cargo aircraft using...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue from fines for motoring offences arising from detections by speed cameras was paid into the Consolidated Fund (a) directly and (b)...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much has been spent from the public purse on the (a) purchase and (b) maintenance of speed cameras in each year since 1997.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what methodology his Department uses to estimate the number of lives saved attributable to the installation of speed cameras.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the military situation in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of (a) internal and (b) external threats to the security of Afghanistan.

      Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the present and future use of unmanned aerial vehicles by the armed forces.

      Human Rights Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what guidance he has issued to the armed forces on the application of human rights legislation to personnel on the battlefield.

      Elections: Service Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements have been made for service personnel and their families overseas to vote in the forthcoming local and European elections.

      Army Recruitment Contract

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) in-house and (b) private sector bids have been submitted for the army recruitment contract.

      Training: New Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what procedures are in place to provide that troops receive training on new equipment before deployment to theatre with such equipment.

      Burden Sharing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions on burden sharing have taken place in the North Atlantic Council.

      Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the number of service personnel who are likely to experience long-term mental health problems.

      Afghanistan: Military Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the main characteristic requirements are which his Department demands for military vehicles used in Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has to mark Armed Forces Day; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the future role of the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on inclusion of the UK's future Trident nuclear deterrent in...

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many warships are in service in the Royal Navy.

      Service Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to support the families of service personnel.

      Driving Instruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for his Department's arrangements for provision of driving instruction.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel who have served in Afghanistan have been treated for post-combat stress disorder in each year since 2001.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the cost of treating service personnel injured in Afghanistan in each year since 2001; (2) what funds his Department...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1170W, on armoured fighting vehicles, how many Panther Command and Liaison vehicles have...

      Armed Forces: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed services of each (a) sex, (b) age cohort, (c) regiment and (d) service stationed in Iraq were (i) killed, (ii)...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what UK (a) Army and (b) Royal Navy personnel are based in the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean; (2) what UK armed forces are based in...

      Armed Forces: Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) senior and (b) junior officers and personnel at (i) senior and (ii) junior ranks in each service have been compulsorily discharged in each...

      Armed Forces: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-UK nationals of each nationality are serving in each unit of the armed services.

      Armed Forces: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-UK nationals of each nationality were serving in the armed forces in each of the last 10 years.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many cases of (a) meningitis, (b) food poisoning, (c) pneumonia and (d) gastroenteritis have been recorded among members of the armed forces...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many voids there were in the married quarters estate in each month since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many married quarters of each standard of condition in the married quarters estate there were in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the new spend on (a) each married quarters estate and (b) married quarters in total (i) was in 2008-09 and (ii) is projected to be in each of the...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many surplus married quarters he expects to have been ceded to Annington Homes without compensation to the Exchequer by the end of 2009-10.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many emergency maintenance requests were made for properties occupied by service personnel and their families in each month since October 2007; and...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many mortgage interest payments were made by his Department to service personnel with second homes required for their work in each of the last 10...

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many residents of (a) Northern Ireland and (b) the Republic of Ireland serving in the UK armed forces have been injured in enemy action in the last...

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department takes to (a) verify and (b) validate accounts of the actions of soldiers for which they are given awards for gallantry.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average annual pension payment received by a retired British soldier has been in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former members of the armed forces in each region have re-enlisted to each (a) service and (b) trade in each year since 2000.

      Armed Forces: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications for extension of service from members of the armed forces approaching retirement have been declined in each year since 2000.

      Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average percentage shortfall against requirement for the infantry rank of (a) private and (b) lieutenant colonel was in each year since 2003.

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost of the Astute-class submarine from the (a) direct resource departmental expenditure limit (DEL), (b) indirect resource DEL and...

      Atomic Weapons Establishment: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the expenditure incurred at the Atomic Weapons Establishment of £800 million in 2008-09, £900 million in 2009-10 and £950 million...

      Concept for Special Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the EU (a) Concept for Special Operations and (b) Military Rapid Response concept.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian staff of his Department carried out work on the 1998 Strategic Defence Review; which other Departments provided...

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the surplus of income over expenditure was at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency base at Crombie in each of the last five years.

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons it was decided not to transfer the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency base at Crombie to the Clyde.

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received from Commander-in-Chief Fleet on the minimum number of posts required to ensure the safe conduct of...

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Defence Equipment and Support risk register for the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency base at Crombie includes a minimum staff requirement.

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the recommendation of the Investments Approval Board was on the minimum number of posts for the safe conduct of operations at the Defence Storage...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the post of Director General Safety and Security in his Department is a full-time appointment.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers in the last five years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 311-12W, on official cars, how many of the cars leased by (a) his Department and...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many breaches of security have been reported at (a) the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, (b) the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency,...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what surveys of (a) service personnel, (b) service families, (c) veterans and (d) the public his Department has conducted in the last 12 months.

      Ex-servicemen: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on veterans of closures of dedicated military hospitals and wards for veterans.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have worked in field hospitals during each roulement of Operation (a) Telic and (b) Herrick; and how many and what...

      Military Aid: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to ensure that relevant advisory expertise from (a) his Department and (b) the armed forces is available in the...

      Multinational Space-based Imaging System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel in his Department are working on the (i) Multinational Space-based Imaging System and (ii) the...

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when his Department will commence formal discussions with Plymouth City Council on the decommissioning of nuclear submarines at Devonport Royal...

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned dates of decommissioning are of (a) each of the Royal Navy's Trafalgar class submarines and (b) its Swiftsure submarine.

      Territorial Army: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many former Gurkha regulars are serving in the Territorial Army.

      White Phosphorus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any munitions containing white phosphorus manufactured in the UK have been used in theatres of operation involving UK armed forces in the last 10...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of directing those banks in public and part-public ownership to increase lending to projects promoting a sustainable future.

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what has been the cost to the public purse of the Government buying shares in banks.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has accrued to the Exchequer in capital gains tax receipts in each financial year since 2004.

      Church of Scientology: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 382W, on the Church of Scientology, whether...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable he has set for updating his Department's Green Book guidance to enable climate change adaptation to be taken into account in his Department's...

      Committee of European Securities Regulators

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had on the role and powers of the Committee of European Securities Regulators; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 last...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff are employed in the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what annual cost to the public purse.

      Excise Duties: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his Department's estimate is of the amount which will be raised in revenue from (a) private cars, (b) light commercial vehicles, (c) heavy goods...

      Food

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

      Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what spending on housing was as a percentage of Government spending in each year since 1997.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the merits of altering the basic rate of income tax.

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the retention of landfill tax receipts by local...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 419W, on public expenditure, on what date his Department's withdrawal of support for the...

      Regional Ministers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Permanent Secretary of his Department has authorised expenditure on travel costs for the Parliamentary assistant to the Minister for the North...

      Revenue and Customs: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the level of compliance of the complaints system in place at HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Ty-Glas with the national...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in HM Revenue and Customs enquiry centres in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 722W, on stamp duty land tax, what...

      Taxation: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to incentivise the use of reclaimed materials by granting value added tax rebates for building projects that incorporate...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the Valuation Office Agency's Locality Adjustment Factor table referred to in the MAT2 Case Worker Application...

      VAT: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will consider the merits of reducing the rate of value added tax on home maintenance and repairs to the minimum rate allowed under EU law.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Fife

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals in North East Fife constituency have been (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid tax credits (i) once, (ii) twice and (iii) three or more...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many overpayments of tax credit to residents of Carshalton and Wallington there were in the last 12 months; and what proportion of the number of tax...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer Question 267825, tabled on 25 March 2009, on the overseas price mechanism.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many actions under employment law have been brought against his Department in each of the last three years; how many such actions were brought under...

    • Departmental Stationery

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

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Security

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the cost to the public purse was of providing security for parts of the Parliamentary Estate occupied by...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Advantage West Midlands: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform with reference to Table 26 of the Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07 for Advantage West Midlands, what the...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assistance his Department provides to individuals in financial difficulty; what recent representations...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average time taken by his Department to (a) acknowledge and (b) respond to letters from hon. and...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on what dates since 1 January 2007 (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had discussions...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what contribution his Department has made to the cross-Government consultation, Together We Can End...

      East Midlands Airport: Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what estimate he has made of the effect on the average ticket price of a flight from East Midlands Airport...

      EC Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the effect on local authority (a) trading standards, (b)...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of arrangements for monitoring the diagonal...

      EU External Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform on how many occasions third countries have imposed punitive tariffs on EU exports since 1997; and what...

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department spent on compliance with requirements of health and safety at work legislation in...

      Logistics: Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many logistics companies in each region were (a) declared bankrupt and (b) ceased trading in the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 14 January 2009 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 20 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon, sent on behalf...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 2 February 2009 from the hon. Member for Yeovil on links from the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter of 14 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he expects to reply to the letter of 27 February 2009 from the hon. Member for West Chelmsford on his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letters of 26 February and 26 March 2009 from the hon. Member for Billericay...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter of 12 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State plans to reply to the correspondence from the hon. Member...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letters of 23 February and 30 March 2009 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 6 April 2009 from the hon. Member for Rossendale and Darwen sent on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Secretary of State plans to respond to the letter of 20 February 2009 from the hon. Member for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business plans to respond to the letter from the right...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 3 March 2009,...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost of employing consultants charged with the task of identifying suitable private sector...

      Telephone Services: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what steps Ofcom plans to take to enable deaf and hard of hearing people and sign language users to use the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many of his Department's buildings are equipped with air conditioning systems with output greater than 250kW; how many of these systems have...

    • Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent by his Department on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within departmental buildings in accordance...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Furniture

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

      Policing Board for Northern Ireland: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the estimated cost of providing Irish translation services for Policing Board meetings is in the first 12 months in which such services...

      State Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will place in the Library a copy of the ceremonial protocol appropriate to visits to Northern Ireland by foreign heads of state.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to undertake research into personal carbon (a) trading and (b) rationing.

    • Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he plans to have with his international counterparts on measures to tackle climate change before the meeting in Copenhagen.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will seek to reduce the level of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department by siting its data centres in the UK in the north...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of his Department's employees have been engaged on the Heat and Energy Saving Strategy consultation since the consultation began.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what pilot projects his Department has undertaken on the use of alternative forms of energy generation for the alleviation of fuel...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what pilot projects run by organisations sponsored by his Department are designed to assess the suitability of alternative forms of...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) age, (b) construction type and (c) Standard Assessment Procedure ratings are of each domestic dwelling included in...

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many cavity walls (a) were planned to be insulated under the original illustrative mix of measures outlined under the Carbon...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will introduce a mechanism to reduce the cost of work undertaken under the Warm Front scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many pensioners have received a Warm Front grant in each year since the introduction of the scheme.

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what files are held by his Department on (a) the Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000 and (b) the Warm Homes and Energy...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars, (c) consultation documents and (d) other documents he (i) has issued...

  • Wales

    • EC Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what above-Barnett formula additions to the Block Grant for Wales for the EU share of funding for Objective 1 and convergence programmes respectively there...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what proportion of office supplies purchased by the Government Equalities Office were recycled products in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when she plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham of 28 November 2008 and 3 February 2009 on his constituent, Ms...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on levels of poverty amongst women pensioners.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 839, on Afghanistan, what the remit of the internal evaluation unit is;...

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of each evaluation report commissioned by (a) his Department and (b) its bilateral donor...

      Developing Countries: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which businesses expressed an interest in involvement in the Business Call to Action; which expressions of interest his Department did...

      International Assistance: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of measures to ensure transparency in respect of the provision of international aid.

      North Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided for (a) Morocco, (b) Algeria, (c) Tunisia, (d) Libya, (e) Egypt and (f) Mauritania in 2008-09.

      Pakistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in (a) the Swat Valley and (b) north west Pakistan; and if he will...

      Pakistan: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of individuals currently displaced in north west Pakistan; and in which locations...

      Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State (1) for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the ability of (a) his Department, (b) international agencies and (c) non-governmental...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps the Government has taken to seek to ensure that the Israeli government does not prevent food from entering Gaza; (2)...

      Sri Lanka: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on withdrawing Generalised System of Preferences GSP+ benefits from Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what support his Department is providing to the Mercy Mission to Vanni.

      United Nations: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to support the establishment of a new UN agency for women in his Department's forthcoming White Paper.

  • Justice

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many paper cases are awaiting decision by the Asylum and Immigration Tribunal.

    • Courts: Canterbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many cases have been awaiting trial in Canterbury Crown Court for (a) more than six months and (b) more than 12 months; (2) what steps his...

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether food and drink on sale to staff of (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies at official premises is subsidised from public funds.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 379-80W, on official cars, how many of the cars (a) owned and (b) leased by (i)...

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many of each category of fixed penalty notices were (a) issued and (b) paid in each police force area in each month since their introduction.

      Ford Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps have been taken by his Department following the recent report by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons on HM Prison Ford.

      Penalty Notices: Shoplifting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the answer of 17 November 2008, Official Report, column 22W, on penalty notices: shoplifting, what the outcome was of the study...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison places have been created in England and Wales in each year since 1990.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which (a) active and (b) inactive military sites (i) he and (ii) representatives of his Department have (A) visited and (B) inspected in order to...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of time in custody served by offenders sentenced to two months' imprisonment was in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Prison Service: Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the political affiliation of (a) senior members of staff and (b) governors in HM Prison Service.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which unit in his Department is responsible for policy on identifying potential sites for new prisons.

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the administrative costs to his Department of assessing contractors' applications to operate a prison at Beam Park West.

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many vehicles he estimates will require access to and egress from Beam Park West site during the construction of a prison there.

      Prisons: Barking and Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the statement of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 569-71, on prisons and probation (1) how many visits members of his...

      Prisons: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) for what reasons the greenfield site at Scarisbrick was under consideration as a potential location for a titan prison; for what reasons he decided...

      Prisons: Explosives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) suspected and (b) viable explosive devices or components have been found in each prison in England and Wales in each of the last 12 years...

      Probation Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what percentage of probation board members are black and minority ethnic; (2) what remuneration the (a) Chair and (b) members of probation board...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of all prison sentences handed down in each year since 1997 were for six months or less.

      Shoplifting: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for shoplifting in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.

      Shoplifting: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many successful prosecutions were brought for failure to pay fixed penalty notices for shoplifting in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Shoplifting: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to issue amended guidelines to reduce reoffending by those convicted of shop theft.

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of re-offending by young people between the ages of 10 and 17 years in the latest year for...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Calor Gas: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions the Health and Safety Executive has had with Calor on (a) works and (b) levels of activity at the Calor Gas Canvey site in...

    • Departmental Contracts for Services

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what property containing personal information on members of the public has been (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in each of the...

      Departmental Furniture

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

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects his Department to make its return for 2008 to the National Land Use Database of Previously Developed Land.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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 Stationery

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 845W, on departmental training, how much has been spent on media training for...

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) Castle Point constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England over 50 years old have returned to work after being...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what back to work support will be offered to new and existing claimants of employment and support allowance who are not part of the progression...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department expects to save from the introduction of the employment and support allowance in place of incapacity benefit in the...

      Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the £40 back to work credit for lone parents was made available on a national basis; and how many lone parents have received the...

      Employment: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 118W, on employment conferences, how many (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which local authorities have requested median rents for local housing allowance for accommodation with six or more bedrooms; and what the...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for incapacity benefit and employment and support allowance took (a) fewer than five days, (b) between...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people receiving benefits as a result of a long-term illness had had their case reviewed by Jobcentre Plus or its contractor ATOS by 1...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of adults receive a form of incapacity benefit.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many branches of Jobcentre Plus there are in (a) urban and (b) rural areas.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been claimed by former (a) heavy goods vehicle drivers, (b) van drivers and (c) other logistics workers in jobseeker's...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average processing time for jobseeker's allowance claims received from the residents of Bristol was in the last period for which...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will estimate the change in the number of people who would accrue contributory years of national insurance contributions as a result of...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate he has made of (a) the number of people in the UK with stranded pensions and (b) the monetary value of such pensions;...

      Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether holders of a Post Office Card Account will have access to the Link automated teller machine network under the terms of the new contract...

      Remploy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, columns 621-2W, on Remploy: pay, how much was paid in bonuses to (a) managers and...

      Social Security Benefits: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether Jobcentre Plus plans to employ medical professionals to interview incapacity benefit claimants who would be transferred to the...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment he has made of the effect on single parent households of housing and council tax benefit rules that result in a...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints have been received by his Department on medical assessment interviews included in work capability assessments, in relation...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if he will estimate the number of pensioners who would no longer be eligible for pension credit if the basic state pension were increased...

      STC: Paignton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will take steps to ensure that the pensions of former employees of STC/Nortel Networks of Paignton, South Devon are protected by the...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1209-10W, on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what tailored support his Department provides for unemployed executives; and if he will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance his Department provides for newly unemployed young people.

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been allocated for training for Jobcentre Plus staff to undertake functions accorded to them under the provisions of the Welfare...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • 10 Downing Street: Catering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answers of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1199W, on food: public sector, and of 11 November 2008, Official Report,...

    • Bowel Cancer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many cases of bowel cancer were (a) diagnosed and (b) resulted in death in the last year for which figures are available.

      Breast Cancer: Cleveland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many (a) men and (b) women have been (i) diagnosed with and (ii) successfully treated for breast cancer in Middlesbrough South and East...

      Central Office of Information: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what expenditure the Central Office of Information (COI) has incurred in each Government region on (a) newspaper, (b) radio, (c) television,...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much his Department has spent on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Conduct

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many investigations there have been into alleged breaches of the "Code of Conduct for Special Advisers" since 27 June 2007.

      Unemployment: Graduates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of qualified (a) law, (b) medical and (c) engineering graduates in the UK who are unemployed.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what contracts the Olympic Delivery Authority has let for sustainable regular delivery of construction materials by water; and what proportion of deliveries...

    • Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when the regular (a) delivery of construction materials to and (b) removal of materials from the Olympic site by water will begin.

      Olympic Games 2012: Cultural Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much has been spent on the International Inspiration programme since its inception; and in which countries such expenditure has been incurred.

  • Health

    • Cancer: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much and what proportion of its funding the National Cancer Research Institute has provided for (a) brain tumour, (b) leukaemia, (c) lung cancer,...

    • Chlamydia: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women's prisons offered chlamydia testing for inmates in each of the last five years.

      Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to establish a national register for people diagnosed with coeliac disease as a means of monitoring the management of the...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Buildings

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

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much planned expenditure on advertising has been incurred by his Department and its executive agencies in each month of each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 939W, on official cars, how many of the cars (a) hired and (b) leased by (i) his...

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of answers to parliamentary questions provided by his Department have been the subject of a subsequent correction in each of...

      Derriford Hospital: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients waited less than 13 weeks for an outpatient appointment at Derriford Hospital in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the Transforming Community Equipment and Wheelchair Services programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Durham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the treatment of drug misuse in the Durham Primary Care Trust area in each of the last three...

      Drugs: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in Easington constituency who received treatment for drug misuse in each of the last three years.

      Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 years (a) in each strategic health authority and (b) treated by each healthcare provider had diagnosis codes of (i)...

      Herbal Medicine: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many applications have been received by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for the registration of products under the provisions...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the NHS bed availability and occupancy statistics for 2008-09.

      Measles: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of children aged six years old and under have been inoculated against measles in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d)...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an estimate of the number of NHS counsellors required to deal with the increase in mental health problems resulting from the economic...

      Mentally Ill: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what response he has made to the recommendation made in the Bradley Report on people with mental health problems in the criminal justice system for a...

      Mentally Ill: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for transfer from prison to hospital under the Mental Health Act 1983 was in (a) each primary care trust area, (b) each...

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to wind up the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency (PASA); what effect he expects the winding up of NHS PASA to have on (a) the NHS business...

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency has spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how his Department monitors the expenditure by primary care trusts of funding provided by his Department.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what projections his Department has made of the change in each NHS hospital trust's income resulting from the implementation of HRG4; (2) how much...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) methodology and (b) criteria are used to determine the NHS Tariff.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) job description, (b) salary band and (c) grade is of each official in his Department working on the NHS Tariff.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of each local service provider contract for the National Programme for IT is apportioned to the Care Records Service; (2) what the...

      NHS: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislation to compel NHS Foundation Trusts to hold board meetings in public; and if he will make a statement.

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) reviewed on patient choice in the NHS.

      Performing Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has engaged any (a) actors, (b) musicians and (c) other performers to support its initiatives over the last five years.

      Schizophrenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of psycho-educational therapies in the treatment of those diagnosed with schizophrenia.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many incidents of sexually transmitted infections have been recorded in prisons amongst (a) men and (b) women inmates in each of the last five years.

      Sight Impaired: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in (a) Forest of Dean constituency and (b) Gloucestershire who (i) have a visual impairment and...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps are being taken to ensure that hospitals are able to deal with a swine influenza pandemic; (2) what his latest estimate is of the...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on distribution to households of information leaflets on swine influenza to date; when he expects national distribution to be...

      Treatment Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is issued to primary care trusts on conducting value for money assessments of their contracts with companies running independent sector...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Brass Bands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England awarded in grants to brass bands in each of the last five years.

    • Dance: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress his Department has made towards establishing six new Centres of Advanced Training for dance.

      Film: EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which EU grant programmes provide funding for the EU film industry.

      Gyms: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to provide free gym access for those over the age of 60 years.

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the number of households which have access to (a) the internet and (b) digital television.

      Mass Media: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on measures to mitigate the effects on local economies of job losses in the...

      National Lottery: Southend-on-Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much unclaimed National Lottery winnings there are (a) in total and (b) arising from tickets sold in Southend-on-Sea; and how...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the merits of changing the name of the Olympics team from Team GB to one that encompasses all of the...

      VisitBritain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much it cost to produce VisitBritain's framework review document.

      VisitIreland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department has provided funding to VisitIreland for 2009-10.

  • Home Department

    • Alcohol Disorder Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police services and (b) local authorities have issued a notice of proposal to designate an alcohol disorder zone in the last...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for offences related to drunkenness there have been in each police force area in Wales in each of the last five years...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions for offences related to drunkenness there have been in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in...

      Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences under the Animal (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were granted in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008 for...

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition her Department uses of household products in respect of the granting of animal testing licences; and if she will make a statement.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animal testing licences were granted for the testing of household products in each year since 1997; and if she will make a statement.

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what species of animals have been used in the testing of household products under licences issued by her Department in the last five years;...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on tackling antisocial behaviour.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are awaiting decisions as part of the legacy process; and how long on average those people have been waiting for a decision.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time between an application for asylum and a final decision was in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on section 4 support in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what payments the UK Border Agency makes to a single asylum seeker whose application is being processed in (a) the UK and (b) France; and...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2009, Official Report, column 1211W, on British nationality, when she will place in the Library a copy...

      Crime: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to tackle car cloning in London.

      Crime: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to reduce the level of vehicle crime in Coventry in the last 12 months.

      Crime: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes (a) were committed and (b) resulted in convictions in North Yorkshire in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data on crime at lower layer super output area level her Department collects.

      Crimes of Violence: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to reduce the level of violent crime in Coventry in the last 12 months.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Health and (b) the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many private contractors have been granted access to personal data held by her Department in the last 12 months; and if she will make a...

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Opinion Polls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on which subjects her Department has commissioned opinion polling in each of the last two years; and at what cost.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which companies her Department purchased goods and services at a cost of more than £1 million in 2008-09; and how much was spent in...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) UK citizens born in the UK, (b) UK citizens born abroad and (c) foreign nationals recruited to her Department and its agencies...

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days sick leave were taken on average by staff of (a) the UK Border Agency and (b) the Identity and Passport Service in 2008.

      Departmental Training

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

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people have been deported to (a) Pakistan, (b) Afghanistan and (c) India in each of the last five years; and how many such...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners repatriated to their country of origin under the reintegration scheme have since been returned to the UK...

      Deportation: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts her Department has with private contractors for escorted deportations.

      Detention Centres: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the cost of providing internet access to inmates of all immigration removal centres; and when she expects this...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals of each nationality were listed on the national DNA database on 1 April 2009.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) 10 to 17, (c) 18 to 20 and (d) over 20 years old in each ethnic appearance category were...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will assess the quality of provision of support and assistance given by local authorities to women with no recourse to public funds...

      Domestic Violence: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure sustainable funding in the future for voluntary organisations working to assist women subject...

      Driving Offences: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many charges for unlicensed vehicle offences have been brought based on evidence from speed cameras in each year since 1997.

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to reduce the supply of Class B drugs.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what financial interests (a) the Chairman and (b) each member of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs and its technical committee...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her estimate is of the number of people who have used khat in each of the last 10 years.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of research commissioned by her Department on the individual and social effects of the use of khat in the UK.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions officials of her Department have had with representatives of community organisations on the use of khat in the UK.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for an EEA Permanent Residence Card were undetermined at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken is between the receipt of an application for an EEA Permanent Residence Card and the issuing of such a card to...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average processing time is for applications to the UK Border Agency for (a) registration certificates to EEA nationals and (b)...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which individuals have been prohibited from entering the United Kingdom since June 2007; what the reasons for the prohibitions applied were;...

      Entry Clearances: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which British embassies in Africa have the ability to collect biometric data.

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of fines issued in each police force area under (a) fixed penalty notices and (b) penalty notices for disorder have been...

      Fraud: Banks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will commission an inquiry into allegations of fraud committed by banks against their customers.

      Fraud: Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to reduce the level of credit card fraud in Coventry in the last 12 months.

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of heroin apprehended in the UK was of (a) South American and (b) Afghanistani and Pakistani origin in each of the last...

      Heroin

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the proportion of heroin apprehended in the UK in each of the last three years which had been transported...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will prevent the Hezbollah spokesperson Ibrahim Moussawi from entering the United Kingdom.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies spent on hotel and other similar privately provided accommodation (i) in the UK...

      Identity Cards: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the union Prospect on the decision to introduce compulsory identity cards for airside workers in the...

      Identity Cards: Airports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the number of airside workers at each airport who will be required to carry identity cards once the pilot...

      Identity Cards: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the functions will be of local authorities in the trials of identity cards in beacon areas.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment she has made of the effectiveness of measures to remove illegal immigrants from the UK.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to expedite the determination of immigration decisions.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what occupations in her Department's most recent shortage occupation lists relate to job titles in the software industry.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many outstanding applications for indefinite leave to remain are being processed by the UK Border Agency.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individual representations (a) she and (b) Ministers in her Department have received from members of the public regarding their...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 285W, on local immigration teams, where each of the nine operational teams is...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition her Department uses of a legacy case in respect of the work of the UK Border Agency.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps have been taken to develop joint threat assessment mechanisms between police forces and the UK Border Agency to underpin...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultation was undertaken on the change to Tier One of the immigration points-based system requiring applicants to hold a Masters...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the effect on medical training of the recent change to Tier One...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sponsors for Tier 2 of the points-based immigration system are classified as (a) category A and (b) category B.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's policy is on the detention of children subject to immigration control.

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her Department's response is to the findings of the Children's Commissioner's report The Arrest and Detention of Children Subject to...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many adults currently held in immigration removal centres in the UK have been held there for (a) less than six, (b) between six and 12,...

      Immigration: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for European Economic Area residence cards were received by the UK Border Agency in the latest year for which figures...

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the average processing time for residence card applications for family members of EEA nationals.

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for residence cards for family members of EEA nationals took longer than six months to process in each of the last...

      Immigration: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for residence cards for family members of EEA nationals are being processed.

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on compliance with requirements of health and safety at work legislation in each of the last five years; and if...

      International Organisation for Migration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding her Department allocated to the International Organisation for Migration in 2008.

      Licensed Premises: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) public houses, (b) night clubs and (c) other licensed premises in each police force area in Wales have been issued with (i) a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a reply will be sent to the right hon. Member for Rotherham's letter of 5 October 2008 addressed to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 11 February 2009 regarding Mrs. A. Dar.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 27 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs. Herd S. Ali.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 25 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Yasmin.

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham of 18...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for North Norfolk of 20 March 2009.

      Metropolitan Police: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was paid by the Metropolitan Police in settlement of claims for discrimination in each of the last five years; under what category...

      Organised Crime Partnership Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Organised Crime Partnership Board (OCPB) has taken since its inception; what goals have been set by the Board in 2009 and...

      Organised Crime: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to publish her Department's new strategy on organised crime.

      Personal Records: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) records and (b) data fields there are in (i) the Police National Computer, (ii) the Impact Nominal Index, (iii) the Police...

      Police Community Support Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the expanded list of police community support officer powers outlined in the Policing Green Paper will be (a) finalised and (b)...

      Police: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions each police force has accessed social networking websites to carry out investigations in the last 10 years.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timetable has been set for the work on redefining the role and core competencies of police sergeants and the associated accreditation...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the salary of the chief constable of each police force in England and Wales is.

      Racially Aggravated Offences: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department has taken to reduce the level of racially-aggravated crime in Coventry in the last 12 months.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions and (b) penalty notices for disorder were issued for (i) burglary, (ii) theft and (iii) other offences in each of the...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders have been subject to multi-agency public protection arrangements in the last 12 months.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on (a) provision of and (b) funding for sexual assault referral centres.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had on provision of funding for sexual assault referral centres by local authorities.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of provision of sexual assault referral centres.

      Sexual Offences: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with charities and groups that work with victims of sexual crime on Government assistance for them.

      Terrorism: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria apply in taking decisions on whether to (a) deport and (b) charge terrorist suspects from overseas following their arrest.

      Theft: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of (a) domestic burglaries and (b) robberies included the theft of a vehicle in each year since 1997.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has provided scientific advice to the Government on tranquillisers in the...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff are employed by the UK Border Agency.

      UK Border Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff earned over (a) £60,000, (b) £80,000 and (c) £100,000 in 2008.

      United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas visits UK Human Trafficking Centre staff have undertaken in each of the last three years; what the destination was of each...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place for payment of compensation to those who lose (a) their post and (b) an opportunity to take up a new post...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information her Department holds on the number of people on the Independent Safeguarding Authority's list of those prevented from...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent work her Department has undertaken with local authorities in the provision of victim support services.

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent work her Department has undertaken with local authorities in the provision of rape crisis services.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-EU citizens were given the right to work in the United Kingdom in each of the last six months for which figures are available.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to Questions (a) 245364 on senior information risk owner and (b) 245325 on data handling by contractors and...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer question 247975 tabled on 12 January, on placing material in the Library; what the reason for the time taken to...

      Young Offenders: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has to tackle sexual violence perpetrated by children and young people; and if she will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Church of Scientology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 428W, on Faith Communities...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department has taken to adapt to climate change in the last two years.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of her Department's potential gross (a) costs and (b) savings arising from its climate change...

      Corporate Manslaughter and Homicide Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment her Department has made of the merits of self-certification for fire certificates in light of the effect...

      Councillors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Baroness Hamwee of 7 May 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA134, on community...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 385W, on departmental consultants,...

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many members of staff in her Department and its agencies were dismissed (a) for under-performance and (b) in total in each...

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) review and (b) taskforce projects her Department has commissioned in each of the last five years; what the...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department and its predecessor spent on the purchase of (a) recycled office supplies in the last 12 months and...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of office supplies purchased by her Department were recycled products in the latest period for which figures are...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 387W, on departmental visits...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many work placements her Department and its predecessor offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c)...

      Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether she has considered the merits of enabling fire services to conduct fire risk assessments for local businesses under the...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions her Department has received a request from (a) the Tenant Services Authority and (b) the Homes and...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what expenditure made by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies required approval from her Department in...

      Housing Associations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by (a) housing associations and (b) local authorities on housing asylum seekers in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities in the South East provide details of building control commencement and completion notices to the...

      Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of capital expenditure on housing was spent in each region in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average right-to-buy discount was as a percentage of average (a) house prices and (b) right-to-buy property sale...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2009, Official Report, column 450W, on housing: low incomes, how many homes each figure in the...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many financial assessments have been carried out as part of a household's application under a Homebuy scheme in each of the...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of each contract between her Department and Homebuy agents; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how the receipts from the Social Homebuy scheme were distributed in each of the last three years.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes purchased for social rent were bought from (a) developers, (b) private owners and (c) other organisations in...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average right-to-buy discount was as a percentage of average (a) house prices and (b) right-to-buy sales prices in...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to her Department of regulating local authorities was in the last 12 month period for which information is available.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements her Department plans to place on local authorities to report on their annual efficiency savings in each of the...

      Local Government Finance Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable she has set for the introduction of regulations under the Local Government Finance Act 1988 to allow the deferral...

      Local Government: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to collect information on payments made by local authorities for consultancy services.

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the cost to (a) local authorities and (b) central Government of reporting performance...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals received financial help under the home owners mortgage support scheme in each month from September 2008 to...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate her Department has made of the cost to (a) central Government and (b) local authorities of implementing...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance in her Department's staff handbook on the declaration of gifts,...

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms her Department used to select its national pool of youth advisers; and what criteria were used in the selection...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2009, Official Report, column 474W, on adult education, whether his Department has made any...

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what criteria will be used by the Learning and Skills Council for the allocation of funding of adult education colleges to be...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which Government bodies are involved in the implementation of the apprenticeship programme for 16 to 18 year-olds; and what...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people commenced (a) level 2 and (b) level 3 apprenticeships in (i) North West Cambridgeshire, (ii)...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what events were (a) held and (b) visited by Ministers in his Department during Apprenticeship Week in February; and if he...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many public sector apprenticeships have been started in each London local authority area since 2005.

      Apprentices: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many people commenced level 2 apprenticeships in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster and (c) South Yorkshire in each of the...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills which 10 skills courses are the most (a) over- and (b) under-subscribed.

      Leeds City College Keighley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the building programme for Leeds City College Keighley campus is completed on schedule;...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what services his Department has outsourced in each year since its creation; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers since its inception.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department since its inception.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each year since its creation.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what guidance his Department issues on staff claims for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats in...

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many (a) review and (b) taskforce projects his Department has commissioned in each year since its creation; what the...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much his Department has spent on branded stationery and gifts for (a) internal and (b) external promotional use in each...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what proportion of office supplies purchased by his Department were recycled products in the latest period for which figures...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the change in functions of the Learning and Skills Council on the role of...

      Further Education: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many young people resident in Plymouth, Sutton constituency were in further education (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills (1) what recent research his Department has commissioned on the aspirations of children in secondary school to go on to...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many official meetings the Minister for Skills has had with the Chief Executive of the Learning and Skills Council in the...

      Research: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how much the Medical Research Council spent on research into (a) leukaemia, (b) brain cancer, (c) lung cancer, (d)...

      Spaceflight: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what his policy is on participation in EU Space policy.

      Trade Marks: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Council Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 on the Community trade mark, on...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many persons who passed reskill courses were unemployed one year after the end of the course in each of the last three years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of recent statements by the Russian Government on the potential for future conflict over...

    • Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations (a) he and (b) the Prime Minister's Special Envoy to Burma have made to the Burmese regime on the...

      Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in ASEAN countries on the detention of Aung San Suu Kyi; and if he will...

      BBC External Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has mechanisms in place to ascertain whether the BBC World Service employs former Soviet military...

      Bermuda: Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 April 2009, Official Report, column 560W, on British Overseas Territories: electricity generation,...

      British Overseas Territories: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department has provided to the UK Overseas Territories in respect of border (a) patrol and (b) enforcement...

      British Overseas Territories: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many violent crimes were committed against British tourists in (a) Bermuda, (b) the Turks and Caicos Islands and (c) the...

      British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which international environmental treaties bind one or more UK Overseas Territories; and what targets each British Territory is...

      British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 357W, on British Overseas Territories: environment protection,...

      British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 358W, on British Overseas Territories: environment protection,...

      British Overseas Territories: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which UK Overseas Territories are signatories to the Kyoto Protocol.

      British Overseas Territories: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to counter human trafficking in the UK Overseas Territories.

      British Overseas Territories: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of the personal records on the Overseas Territories Regional Crime Intelligence System relate to persons aged 18 and under.

      Council of Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many A points were approved in the Council of Ministers in 2008.

      Cyprus: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of relations between northern and southern Cyprus; and if he will make a statement.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the detention and trial of General...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the human rights situation in the Democratic Republic of Congo of the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on proposed further investigations by the UN Group of Experts on the Democratic Republic of Congo of the...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has met the Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for Democratic Republic of Congo to...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidelines his Department has in place on air travel by its officials (a) in the UK, (b) between the UK and other...

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many non-UK nationals his Department employs directly.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department since 2005.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Fareham (Mr. Hoban) of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1061W, on...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, columns 2005-6W, on official cars, how many of the cars owned by...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Hague) of 15 May 2009, Official Report,...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to my right hon. Friend the Member for Richmond, Yorks (Mr. Hague) of 15 May 2009, Official Report,...

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Departmental Training

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

      East Africa: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many diplomats from his Department are based in (a) Sudan, (b) Somalia and (c) Ethiopia.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many actions under employment law have been brought against his Department in each of the last three years; how many such...

      European Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of senior officials in the European Commission are UK citizens.

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial penalties have been imposed on the UK for non-compliance with a ruling by the (a) the European Court of Justice...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to the working groups of which international bodies the European Union sends a delegation.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs at which meetings of international bodies in 2008 the European Union was formally represented; and at which of those the UK was...

      Iran: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the stationing of Iranian forces at the port of Assab in Eritrea; and if he will make a statement.

      Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the UK's progress towards meeting the Ottawa Convention's requirements on the removal of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 9 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Ms A. Dunn.

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 14 May 2009, Official Report, columns 922-3W, on Somalia: armed conflict, what reports he has...

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made an assessment of the accuracy of recent reports that Ethiopian troops have entered Somalia; and whether he...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what legal advice he has received on whether the recent actions of the Sri Lankan Government constitute genocide.

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of (a) UK-based and (b) non-UK-based journalists expelled from Sri Lanka during the...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on independent investigation of allegations of war crimes in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the capacity of UN officials to access registers containing details of the internally displaced...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1414W, on Sudan: politics and government, what recent...

      Sweden: EC Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to meet his Swedish counterpart in advance of Sweden's presidency of the European Union to discuss Sweden's...

      Turkey: Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the Nabucco project; what his recent assessment of progress...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what date the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands first informed his Department of his concerns relating to allegations...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to answer Question 271012, tabled on 21 April 2009, on the Shia Personal Status Law in Afghanistan.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps his Department has taken to help school leavers between the ages of 16 and 18 years-old find employment through...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many hours a week on average 16 to 18 year-olds spent on apprenticeships in each industrial sector in (a) England, (b) the...

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April...

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what car journeys he took in attending the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1336W, on children: databases, if he will place in the Library a...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what data sources are used to populate the National Register of Unaccompanied Children; (2) what discussions his Department...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many child care places for children aged four years and under were available in each London local authority area in (a) 1997...

      Children: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent assessment is of his Department's progress in meeting its target of having no children placed on adult mental...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many copies of serious case reviews have been misplaced by Ofsted in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools in England employ one or more teachers who have completed initial teacher training courses to become...

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary school teachers in England have completed initial teacher training courses to become specialist citizenship...

      Class Sizes: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to reduce the number of five to seven-year-olds in unlawfully large classes; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of his Department's buildings are equipped with air conditioning systems with greater than 250kW of output; how many of...

      Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within its departmental buildings in...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent by his Department on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers in the last five years.

      Departmental Pay

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

      European Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of children in households with annual income above £30,810 in receipt of...

      First Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to ensure that schools provide first aid training to school leavers.

      GCE A-Level: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in the London Borough of Bexley completed (a) AS and (b) A-level courses in each of the last three years.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils have no schools where more than 30 per cent. of pupils achieved five GCSEs at A*-C...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entries there were for GCSE examinations for pupils from each type of school in each of the last three years.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible for and (b) not eligible for free school meals achieved eight or more GCSEs at A or A* grade in...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils attended mainstream secondary schools at which less than (a) 10 per cent., (b) 20...

      Gcse

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

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils of the relevant age did not gain a GCSE at (a) C grade or above, (b) D grade or above and...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many schools (a) 75 per cent. or more and (b) 50 per cent. or more of pupils eligible to receive free school meals did...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils whose first language was not English and who had special educational needs achieved five...

      Gifted Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary school pupils in (i) each region of England and (ii) Darlington...

      Head Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools did not have a permanent head teacher for any period in each of the last 10...

      Literacy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department is providing to projects to improve literacy in primary schools in 2009-10.

      Literacy: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children in England have received one-to-one tuition in reading through the Every Child A Reader programme since...

      Members Correspondence: Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall, North of 7 April 2009 on Learning and Skills Council...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of all correspondence between the Secretary of State, the Minister of State for Schools and...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of standard assessment tests in (a) primary and (b)...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what his most recent estimate is of the number of primary school children expected to transfer to the state sector from the...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of primary school places required in England as a result of net migration in each local...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils in each local authority area were excluded for more than (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15, (d) 20, (e) 25, (f)...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether Ofsted has reported to his Department the outcome of its thematic review of how schools and local authorities are meeting...

      Pupil Exclusions: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils have been given a fixed period exclusion for attacks on (a) pupils and (b) teachers in (i) National Challenge...

      Pupils: Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils enrolled in schools in England have been living in the UK for less than two years; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what school roll projections were made for (a) primary pupils and (b) secondary schools in (i) the London Borough of Tower...

      Pupils: Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research his Department has conducted on the likely effects on school roll projections in (a) primary and (b) secondary...

      Pupils: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much expenditure his Department has incurred in facilitating the collection of biometric data in schools to date; (2)...

      Pupils: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues to schools on the provision of support for children diagnosed with epilepsy; and what...

      Pupils: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils whose first language was not English achieved an A level in a foreign language in each of the last 10 years.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average spending per pupil was in (a) mainstream primary schools, (b) mainstream secondary schools, (c) special...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the per capita spend per child in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools was in each local education authority area in...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the annual accommodation cost of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has been in each year since it was established,...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) administrative, (b) recruitment, (c) staffing, (d) building, (e) ICT and (f) marketing and advertising costs had...

      Racial Harassment: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many racist incidents involving pupils have been recorded at Wombwell secondary school in Barnsley in the academic year...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority area live within walking distance as defined by his Department of...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much and what percentage of the dedicated schools grant was clawed back by each local authority (a) overall, (b) for...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria he uses to assess whether the playing field of an (a) existing and (b) closed school is surplus to the needs of...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether all contracts for school sport are open to tender; and what the procedure is for potential bidders to apply.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools have been in special measures for (a) up to two years, (b) between two and three years, (c) between three and...

      Science: GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people took one or more science A-levels in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley district and (d)...

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools do not have specialist status; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2009, Official Report, columns 755-56W, on special educational needs, what the names are of...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs consequent upon behavioural, emotional and social...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which special schools (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have visited since June 2007; and on what date each such visit...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1352-54W, on special educational needs, how many of the pupils...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 414W, on special educational needs, what funds have been allocated...

      Special Educational Needs: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) at which mainstream schools attended by pupils with statements of special educational need no such pupils achieved five A*...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) schools, (b) academies, (c) further education colleges and (d) sixth form colleges participated in consortia...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which (a) schools and (b) consortia in each local authority are offering at least one diploma course to students.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many and what proportion of maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools fewer than (i) 1 per cent., (ii) 10 per...

      Teachers: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time teaching staff have been made redundant in each of the last 10 years.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) teachers' professional bodies and (b) industry in respect of...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of graduates enrolling on a postgraduate certification of education course held a (a) first, (b) upper second,...

      Teachers: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the school teacher vacancy rate was in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school days were lost to truancy in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents in (a) Lancashire and (b) England have appeared in court on charges related to unauthorised absences from...

      Young People: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, columns 598-9W, on young people: voluntary work, what his most recent...

      Young People's Learning Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects the Young People's Learning Agency to be set up; and what mechanisms there will be for the agency to co-operate...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the report by the Independent Monitoring Board for Heathrow Airport, in particular its comment that it perceives a "deep-seated...

    • Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to address the Independent Monitoring Board for Heathrow Airport's comments about facilities for personal hygiene in five of the six...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to address the Independent Monitoring Board for Heathrow Airport's comments about UK Border Agency escorting patterns when men, women...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to address the Independent Monitoring Board for Heathrow Airport's comments about meeting reasonable welfare needs and treating...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the chairman and members of the Independent Monitoring Board for Heathrow Airport will be included in any discussions or decisions which are made on their...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people attend accident and emergency departments on Friday and Saturday nights with alcohol-related problems; and how that figure compares with other weekdays.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reported cases of domestic violence involve one or other party having drunk alcohol.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the percentage of the population that regularly exceeds the Department of Health's recommended daily limit for alcohol consumption.

      Armed Forces: Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the allowable rental on central London properties for military personnel serving in the Ministry of Defence main building on Whitehall for whom service...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the salary range on 1 April for Lieutenant-Colonels (or equivalent ranks in other services) up to 2-star level in (a) 1979, (b) 1989, (c) 1999 and (d) 2009.

      Armed Forces: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) ships, (b) rotary wing aircraft, and (c) other assets, are deployed in combating piracy off the Horn of Africa.

      Armed Forces: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much British naval deployments in combating piracy have cost in each year since 2007.

      Armed Forces: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the number of (a) British ships, and (b) other maritime assets, participating in Operation Atalanta following the increase in size...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many asylum cases in (a) 2006, and (b) 2007, a consent order was made in the High Court where the claimant agreed to withdraw an application for judicial...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they record what happens to failed asylum seekers returned to their country of origin.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which constabularies include formal modules on autism or autism awareness in their police recruitment training course; and, of those that provide such training,...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), what procedures are in place in Essex for educationalists making, confirming or...

      Aviation: Air Shows

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for safety at air shows along the north-west coast of England.

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 20 April (WA 302—03) concerning monitoring the activities of the Bank of Scotland (Ireland) in the United...

      Benefits: Deflation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 5 May (WA 105), by what date deflation-proofing legislation would need to be commenced to enable any...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the Burmese political prisoner Myo Yan Naung Thein, in the light of recent comments by family...

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they next intend to raise the situation of the blind Chinese human rights activist, Chen Guangcheng, with the Government of China; and whether in any...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 31 March (cols. WS 83—84), what was the estimated size of the Home...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) how many and what...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 21 April (WA 384) concerning the amount of funding for Senior Civil Servants' performance-related...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 20 April 2009 (WA 318) concerning the amount of funding for Senior Civil Servants' performance-related pay,...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 27 April (WA 2) concerning the amount of funding for Senior Civil Servants' performance-related pay, what...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Carter of Barnes on 21 April (WA 383) concerning the amount of funding for Senior Civil Servants' performance-related pay,...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 20 April (WA 318) concerning the amount of funding for Senior Civil Servants' performance-related...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will monitor the trial of the head of the Colombian Internal Security Department, Jorge Noguera Cotes.

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single farm payments are outstanding from 2005 to 2008; and what proportion were settled after the date they were due to be paid.

      Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to require credit card companies to identify clearly in statements when monthly amounts should be settled and the timescale for posting cheques.

      Criminal Justice: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to establish criminal justice mental health teams in all primary care trusts in England, as recommended in the Bradley report; and whether these...

      Criminal Justice: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to explore the feasibility of transferring responsibility for commissioning healthcare in police stations to the National Health Service. To ask...

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments are implementing their cycle to work scheme.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Westminster City Council about the re-arrangement of foot and cycle paths in the area of the Palace of Westminster to allow...

      De-militarisation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been involved in discussions between Turkey, Iraq, the Kurdish Regional Government, the United States and the Kurdistan Workers Party about...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of (a) the number of child soldiers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and (b) the effectiveness of the campaign to demobilise child...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the final decision regarding the removal of Blaise Kamba and his two sisters to the Democratic Republic of Congo.

      Disabled Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), how disabled children receive services based on their needs as assessed by a...

      Drugs: Khat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering classifying khat as a controlled substance, following the report in the Guardian on 11 May.

      e-Borders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personnel will be required for case-by-case investigation of e-borders alerts when the system goes nationwide; and what will be the cost of undertaking...

      Economy: National Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed any relationship between extending British working lives and reducing public borrowing. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 10 January 2008 (WA 217) regarding the separation between researchers and those carrying out a woman's...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 251), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) sees no need to reiterate the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 16 July 2008 (WA 153—4), 6 May (WA 117) and 18 May (WA 250), why it would be inappropriate for the...

      Employment: Access to Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will allow employers to access records of school achievements, exclusions and expulsions in respect of young people entering the job market.

      Employment: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to implement the High Court judgments of April 2008 and April 2009 regarding the settlement criteria for highly skilled migrants.

      Employment: Migrant Workers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they draw for improving the protection of foreign domestic workers from the decisions of the Employment Tribunal in the cases of Awan v Shariff...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the new agency created to manage Smart meters will ensure the security of personal data.

      Energy: Wind Farms

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to reconcile the requirements of draft proposals for Special Areas of Conservation with those of Round Three of the Crown Estate's...

      Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in light of the report in the Financial Times of 5 May, whether there is a gender pay gap in the Army Base Repair Organisation; if so, what is the percentage...

      Equal Pay: Government Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.

      Equal Pay: Government Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what pay gaps there are in respect of gender, race and disability among employees of the Home Office.

      Equal Pay: Government Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a gender pay gap in the Wales Office; if so, what is the percentage difference; and what are the reasons for the difference.

      Equal Pay: Government Departments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in light of the report in the Financial Times of 5 May, whether there is a gender pay gap in the Department for Culture, Media and Sport; if so, what is the...

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek the agreement of the Northern Ireland Executive for the Equality Bill to extend to Northern Ireland in relation to amendments to, and...

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the report on the informal exercise on the extent to which some communities believe caste is a continuing social phenomenon within British...

      Ethiopia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many (a) journalists, and (b) aid workers, have been expelled from the Ogaden in the past two years by the government of...

      Finance: Trading of Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce measures regarding the transparency of the trading of derivatives and to enable regulators to limit the amount of derivatives that a...

      Geert Wilders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Mr Geert Wilders was on the list of people recently published by the Home Secretary as having been banned from entering the United Kingdom.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Work and Pensions spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department of Health spent on bottled water in each of the past five years.

      Government Departments: Staff Absence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the rates of staff (a) absence, and (b) sickness absence, were at (1) the Department of Energy and Climate Change, and (2) each of its agencies and...

      Guantanamo Bay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 20 April (WA 342), (a) which of the following former Guantanamo Bay detainees are entitled to support in...

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Gurkha soldiers, who retired before 1997 and still live abroad, are known to want to move to the United Kingdom.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many retired Gurkhas are in receipt of pensions; and what was the aggregate value of pensions remitted to Nepal in the last year for which figures are available.

      Health: Clinical Diagnoses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), whether local authorities have disputed other clinical diagnoses made by medical...

      Health: Dietary Guidelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the 2008 paper A Call for Higher Standards of Evidence for Dietary Guidelines published by Paul R Marantz et al in the American Journal...

      Health: Dietary Guidelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research has been conducted by the Food Standards Agency to show that their dietary guidelines on salt, hydrogenated (trans-) fat and saturated fat...

      Health: Dietary Guidelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of their dietary recommendations for reductions in consumption of saturated fats and hydrogenated (trans-) fats, what advice they offer to consumers...

      Health: Dietary Guidelines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average calorie intake in the United Kingdom in 1980; what it was at the most recent date for which figures are available; what proportion of calories...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), how under European Union regulation 1408/71 the most recently agreed EEA health...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), why their representatives agreed at the European Union-level group an annual average cost...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 259), why they do not seek to obtain the numbers and nationalities of foreign European Union or...

      Health: Heart Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the decrease in cardiovascular disease attributed to dietary changes between 1980 and 2008; and what has been the increase in cardiovascular disease...

      Health: Influenza Virus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what enquiries they have made of the World Health Organisation about their investigation into the release of material contaminated with the H5N1 influenza virus by...

      Houses of Parliament: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with those demonstrating about Sri Lanka in Parliament Square in order to reduce the level of disruption caused to the public.

      Houses of Parliament: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why on Monday 11 May those demonstrating about Sri Lanka were allowed to block the road on two sides of Parliament Square; and what permission for their...

      Houses of Parliament: Select Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 20 April (WA 346), on how many occasions and in what circumstances Ministers...

      Houses of Parliament: Select Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 20 April (WA 346), on how many occasions and in what circumstances Ministers...

      Hussar Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the activities of Hussar Ltd, a United Kingdom company based in Jersey with a London office, with regard to the purchase of gold...

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have chosen Manchester to launch the pilot ID card scheme.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a telephone check to determine whether an ID card is genuine would rely on the ID card's number to establish its status.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals have been issued with an ID card since November 2008; what was the unit cost of production; and how much each foreign national paid for...

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the implementation of ID cards in Manchester is being explained to the population, particularly students.

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what benefits they expect as a result of immigrants being issued with ID cards; and how they are being monitored.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 20 April (WA 348), how many of the 3,829 persons refused entry at the United Kingdom border on grounds...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 29 April (WA 37), how many of the 3,530 people granted indefinite leave to remain under immigration rule...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 29 April (WA 37), what is the current immigration status of the 15,965 people not granted indefinite...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the announcement by the Home Secretary on 5 May that 22 people were banned from coming to the United Kingdom between 28 October 2008 and 31 March 2009,...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the numbers of European Union or European Economic Area citizens who will be banned from entering the United Kingdom under the policy...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which European Union or European Economic Area citizens they intend to ban from entering the United Kingdom under the policy announced by the Home Secretary on 5 May.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take following the High Court judgment of 6 April in HSMP Forum (UK) Limited v the Secretary of State for the Home Department concerning the...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they issue on age determination in connection with immigration control; and whether they will await the findings of the Royal College of Paediatrics...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many memoranda of understanding to facilitate the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds of national security and unacceptable behaviour are in place;...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions in the past 12 months people due to be removed from the country have been taken under escort to the airport of departure and their removal...

      Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 11 May (WA 155), in the light of the recently published annual households below average income data, what is their...

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 20 April (WA 349—50), whether they have assessed the recent Amnesty International report drawing...

      Iraq: NAPS Tablets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 5 May (WA 103—4), on how many occasions countermeasures against chemical weapons were deemed...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the statement made to the United States media by the Hamas leader, Khaled Meshael, that Hamas accepts the two-state solution, and full...

      Israel and Palestine: David Foundation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Ir David Foundation is operating in Jerusalem in ways contrary to international agreements; and what assessment they...

      Justice: Sharia Law

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether government officials or members of the judiciary have been involved in discussions with (a) working groups, (b) committees, or (c) expert advisory groups,...

      Marine Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect the European Union Commission to propose marine conservation zones similar to those proposed in the Marine and Coastal Access Bill.

      NHS: Nurses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a shortage of practice nurses in the National Health Service in London; and, if so, what that shortage is.

      NHS: Pharmaceutical Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 70), whether they are consulting patient representatives on the proposals to introduce...

      NHS: Pharmaceutical Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing legislation to abolish the strict criminal liability of pharmacists who make an error when dispensing a medicine;...

      NHS: Private Patients

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to ask private sector users of NHS services to pay more for NHS equipment and technology in the future.

      North Korea: Illegal Entry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made about the two American journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who will stand trial in North Korea on 4 June, following their...

      Northern Ireland Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Criminal Justice Inspectorate Northern Ireland's team investigating the impact of Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 on the criminal justice...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a business plan for 2009—10 for the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and, if so, whether they will place a copy in the...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be their reaction to any request by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission for extra funding identified in the August and November monitoring...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have evaluated the work of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission since 1999; if not, why; if so, what conclusion they reached about its value...

      Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements they have with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in relation to the seeking and provision of funding of Commission activities by third...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the latest cost of the 2012 London Olympic Games; and what was the proposed cost in the United Kingdom's original successful bid.

      Pakistan: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of the Government of Pakistan's prediction of there being potentially 800,000 displaced persons resulting from anti-Taliban operations, what...

      Pakistan: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the statement by the Minister for Borders and Immigration, Phil Woolas, that court decisions on deportation are not necessarily final and...

      Parole

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of Sean Hodgson's successful appeal against conviction after 27 years in jail, the Parole Board will review its guidelines for dealing with...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the unit cost of producing a passport.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they were represented at the recent conference in London for the chairmen of parliamentary committees in Europe concerned with human trafficking; and...

      Pirates: Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what mechanisms are in place for the transport of pirates to other countries for detention.

      Prisons: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who were the members of the team that the Northern Ireland Prison Service appointed to review its equity monitoring procedures.

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rail accidents there have been along the west coast main line in (a) 2007, and (b) 2008.

      Railways: Level Crossings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 18 May (WA 272), whether they have received representations from Network Rail about improving safety at railway...

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent passenger focus survey about railway passenger rolling stock, which found the Pendolino trains to be the least...

      Roads: Byways Open to All Traffic

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 11 May (WA 173), what action they will take to compel highway authorities to make traffic regulation...

      Schools: Volunteers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support exists for primary school children struggling with reading who are not eligible for intensive one-to-one support by a trained teacher.

      Shipping: Navigational Aids

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not responded to the European Parliament's Petitions Committee following the evidence session in December 2007 on the funding arrangements of Irish...

      Sport: Swimming Co-ordinators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport approved the job description for the county swimming co-ordinators before it was advertised.

      Sport: Swimming Co-ordinators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which (a) written publications, (b) websites, and (c) other sources, the new role of county swimming co-ordinators was advertised.

      Sport: Swimming Co-ordinators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are funding any (a) administrative, or (b) management, fees for the employer of county swimming co-ordinators.

      Sunbeds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing legislation to prevent persons under the age of 18 from gaining access to coin-operated sun-beds. To ask Her...

      Taxation: Private Residence Relief

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure, by amending the Finance Bill or in another way, that no taxpayer is entitled to claim the private residence relief (main house) exemption...

      Taxation: Private Residence Relief

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed on a full-time basis to investigate tax fraud associated with claiming private residence relief (main house) exemption from capital...

      Terrorism: Channel Project

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been referred to the police's Channel project; and, of those, (a) how old the youngest and oldest people were at the time of their referral;...

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 21 April (WA 395), how many terrorism prosecutions, including internet-related terrorism prosecutions,...

      Transport: Vehicle Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 28 April (WA 34), what assessment they have made of whether an increase in the proportion of vehicles tested at...

      Unite Nations: Olympics

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the request of the Italian Mission to the United Nations that the International Olympic Committee be invited as an observer to the 63rd...

      War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions have been brought under the Genocide Act 1969, the War Crimes Act 1991 and the International Criminal Court Act 2001.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent reports they have received concerning human rights in Zimbabwe.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they have given to the Government of Zimbabwe to increase the likelihood that a democratic constitution is adopted in Zimbabwe within the next two...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British citizens in Zimbabwe are eligible for their resettlement programme.

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