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Written answers

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

  • International Development

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what projects money was spent under his Department's bilateral programme in each of the last five years in each country where...

    • Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure that the procurement of antiretroviral drugs through the Global Fund and other mechanisms...

      Developing Countries: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what account his Department's forthcoming White Paper will take of (a) the number of children and young people in developing countries...

      Overseas Aid: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what spending priority areas his Department's Nutritional Task Team have established for 2009-10.

      Overseas Aid: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what budget his Department has allocated to its nutrition task team for 2009-10.

      Overseas Aid: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which countries his Department's nutrition task team has worked with in 2009 to date.

      Overseas Aid: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which contribution his Department's nutrition task team is making to the achievement of Goal 1 of the Millennium Development Goals.

      Overseas Aid: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to promote the Global Framework for Action for water and sanitation to his counterparts in countries with...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to assist refugees in the (a) northern and (b) eastern provinces of Sri Lanka.

  • Northern Ireland

    • AccessNI

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment has been undertaken of the performance of AccessNI; and if he will make a statement.

    • Police Service of Northern Ireland: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the salary of the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland is.

      Robbery: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many cash in transit robberies have taken place in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years; and how many of these involved (a)...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House whether it is the Government's policy that hon. Members who are married to or in a civil partnership with a member of the House of Lords will be eligible for a...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will place in the Library a copy of internal notes made at its meetings...

  • Scotland

    • Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Advertising: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of the implications for the revenue of the British media market of Google's share of the online...

    • Arts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has allocated for the creation of 5,000 apprenticeships in the creative industries as outlined in Creative...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many actions under employment law have been brought against the (a) Arts Council England, (b) Museums, Libraries and Archives...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many officials in (a) his Department, excluding the Government Olympic Executive, (b) UK Sport and (c) Sport England are working...

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects Ofcom to publish the remedies determined as a result of its investigation into the pay television market.

      Pay Television: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on choice of sports pay television providers.

      Royal Parks Agency: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many breaches of security have been reported at the Royal Parks Agency in the last five years; and what procedures the agency...

  • Transport

    • Bourbon Dolphin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the report of the capsize of the tug, Bourbon Dolphin.

    • c2c

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent discussions his Department has had with c2c on the timetable for negotiations on its train operator franchise; and if he will make a statement.

      c2c

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the (a) punctuality and (b) adequacy of the capacity of the c2c Fenchurch Street service; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department has spent on (a) economy, (b) business and (c) first class flights in each financial year since 2001.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether costs arising from systems modifications in his Department's Shared Service Centre to accommodate the workings of the flexible benefits project...

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      Departmental Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on hotel accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) staff (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Official Gifts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many members of staff in his Department have received gifts valued at £100 or higher in the course of their duties in each of the last three...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what timetable he has set for the provision of total reward statements to (a) staff in his central Department and (b) other departmental staff.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on research and development in each of the last 10 years; and what the 10 projects on which the highest expenditure was...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on car hire in each year since 2001.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of penalty notices for disorder remained unpaid (a) six and (b) 12 months after issue in each of the last five years.

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what role the Probation Service has in monitoring ex-offenders placed in bail hostels managed by ClearSprings; and if he will make a statement.

      Data Protection: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which local authorities the Information Commissioner has found to have breached the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 since 2000.

      Human Rights: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of changes in Government policy or practice necessitated by judgments made by the European...

      Isle of Man: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 359W, on British Overseas Territories: renewable energy, from what sources the remainder...

      Isle of Man: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report column 359W, on British Overseas Territories: renewable energy, what the annual cost of operating...

      Magistrates Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average daily amount paid to a magistrate was in each of the last three years.

      Prison Service: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of each (a) prison and (b) young offender institution's budget was spent on management staff salaries in the last 12 months.

      Prisoners Release: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any prisoners transferred from a prison in Northern Ireland to a prison in England and Wales have since been released under the end of custody...

      Prisons: Coltishall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) on what date his Department's final decision to acquire the site of RAF Coltishall for conversion into a prison was taken; and on what date...

      Prisons: Coltishall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the (a) annualised capital and (b) annual revenue cost of each prisoner place at HM Prison Coltishall throughout its...

      Prisons: Coltishall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department will pay to (a) the Ministry of Defence and (b) other freehold and leasehold owners of the land on which HM Prison Coltishall...

      Probation: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed by North Yorkshire Probation Area on 31 March of each of the last five...

      Probation: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders in North Yorkshire Probation Area were categorised as tier 4 in each of the last five financial years.

      Probation: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation staff and (b) trainee probation officers are expected to be made redundant in North Yorkshire Probation Area in (i) 2009-10,...

      Probation: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the likely effect of planned job reductions in North Yorkshire Probation Area on the Probation Service's national...

      Probation: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how the funding formula for probation services takes account of the costs of providing probation services in rural areas.

      Probation: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed in the Staffordshire probation area on 31 March in each of the last...

      Probation: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of changes of staffing levels in Staffordshire probation area on (a) observance of national probation...

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed by South Wales Probation Area on 31 March in each of the last five...

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) community and (b) custody caseload of South Wales Probation Area on 31 March was in each of the last five financial years.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases were referred to Multi-Agency Public Protection Panels in South Wales Probation Area in each of the last five financial years.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders in the South Wales Probation Area were categorised as tier 4 in each of the last five financial years.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many beds in each secure (a) children's home and (b) secure training centre in each local authority were available for (i) purchase by the Youth...

      Youth Justice: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the total cost of youth courts was in each of the last three years; and how many trials were carried out in youth courts in each such year;...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Angling: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) junior concession, (b) senior concession, (c) disabled concession and (d) full season rod licences have been...

    • British Waterways Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what income British Waterways received from its non-operational canal side property portfolio was in the last 12 months; and...

      British Waterways Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist British Waterways to establish a business model to provide a sustainable future...

      Cabinet: Glasgow

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

      Cabinet: Glasgow

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

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Dismissal

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 2 April 2009, Official Report, column 1295W, on departmental public expenditure, what progress has...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 5W on departmental public expenditure, how many (a)...

      Departmental Reviews

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

      Environment Agency: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many vacancies there were for (a) flood risk engineers, (b) flood risk planners, (c) flood risk project managers and...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the level of illegal fishing within the UK's 12 nautical mile limit in each year...

      Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the total allowable catch is of vessels from each EU member state in fishing zones partially or fully within the UK's...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of (a) high risk and (b) other flood defence systems have been at target condition in each of...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter sent to local authorities in December 2008 on flood risk and the...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of local authorities which have (a) collated and (b) mapped their main flood risk...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish (a) the national register of flood rescue assets and (b) a list of assets which must be purchased before...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which emergency response organisations have enhanced their training and flood rescue capability following the floods in...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made in increasing flood resilience at sites of critical infrastructure.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made in the establishment of a natural hazard team.

      Floods: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the outcomes of the research conducted by his Department into the effects of the paving of back gardens on...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what powers his Department has other than those in Planning Policy Guidance 25 to restrict building on flood risk areas; and...

      Floods: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1057W, on floods: property development, which local planning...

      Inland Waterways: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to assist British Waterways to enable the transport of freight by water to and from the...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of anticipated changes to charges to households from the transfer of private drains and...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average weekly water bill for a (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more person...

      Water: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the Environment Agency's surface water mapping; and whether the accuracy of...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much expenditure was incurred in respect of overseas visits which (a) she, (b) other Ministers in the Government Equalities Office and (c)...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Advertising: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will make an assessment of the level of competitiveness of the UK online advertising market; and if...

    • Business: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many regulations imposing costs on businesses were introduced in 2008.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether impact assessments have been carried out on all regulations affecting businesses which are due to...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the monetary value of UK (a) exports to and (b) imports from other EU countries was (i) including...

      Exports: White Phosphorus

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Devizes of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column...

      Exports: White Phosphorus

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 19W, on ammunition: exports, whether...

      Manufacturing Industries: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the Statement of 27 January 2009, Official Report, columns 165-67, on the automotive industry,...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what arrangements his Department has made for the administration of the car scrappage scheme; what...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1406W, on motor vehicles: Government...

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent steps the Government has taken to fund small business growth.

      Small Businesses: Bank Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of levels of access to credit for small businesses; and...

      Visteon: Enfield

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether his Department had discussions with Visteon UK Ltd (a) before and (b) after the closure of its...

      Western Sahara: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 414W, on Morocco: overseas trade, what...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many penalty notices for disorder were issued in 2004; for what offences such penalties were issued; and what percentage of penalty...

    • Armed Forces: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-UK nationals of each nationality who had served in the armed forces have acquired UK citizenship in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Iraqi citizens settled in the UK in each year of the Gateway Protection Programme.

      Borders: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many enforcement visits the UK Border Agency made in each year since 2005; how many arrests were made in the course of such visits; and...

      Demonstrations: Kingsnorth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2008, Official Report, column 810, when she expects to receive the report of the National Policing...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the age is of the youngest person (a) whose DNA is retained and (b) whose profile is held on the national DNA database; (2)...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, column 1236W, on genetics: databases, how many and what proportion of...

      Domestic Violence: Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution (a) the Department of Health and (b) the Department for Children, Schools and Families made to the preparation of her...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many actions under employment law were brought against her Department in each of the last three years, broken down by category of action;...

      European Network for the Protection of Public Figures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution the UK makes in the European Network for the Protection of Public Figures.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions UK police forces have participated in Europol operations in the last five years.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which aspects of the Europol system the UK participates.

      Europol

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what crimes Europol may investigate; and on what legal basis in each case.

      Extradition: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British nationals in respect of whom legal proceedings have been concluded have been extradited to the United States since 1 January...

      Female Genital Mutilation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what account her Department takes of the risk of female genital mutilation in women's country of origin when assessing their asylum claims.

      Foreign Workers: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national (a) doctors and (b) nurses from each country of origin have been granted residency in the UK for each of the last...

      House of Commons: Right of Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Essex of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1830W, on the House of Commons: right...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of those arrested in relation to Operation Greensea in respect of whom legal proceedings have been completed were (a) convicted and...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the outstanding cost to the public purse of the introduction of the National Identity Card Scheme.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the factual basis is for the Minister for Borders and Immigration's statement in his answer on 18 May 2009, Official Report, column...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were detained at their point of entry to the UK in the last month for which figures are available; and how many...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by the UK Border Agency to process an application for indefinite leave to remain was in the latest period for...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the letter of 14 January 2009 from the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency to the hon. Member for Wellingborough...

      Immigration: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether her Department plans to develop community-based alternatives to detention for children subject to immigration control.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the turnover rate of staff of each grade employed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission was in each year since its...

      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, with regard to Ms A. Dar.

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the number of police officers required to police the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

      Police Community Support Officers: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much police community support officers cost in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Independent Police Complaints Commission has the power to investigate complaints about alleged unlawful conduct by serving police...

      Police: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements are in place to validate the accuracy of data entered on the (a) Police National Computer and (b) PentiP computer system.

      Police: G20

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the latest estimate is of the cost of policing the G20 summit in April 2009; and how much of this cost was incurred in undertaking...

      Police: Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers who retired from police forces at the rank of (a) assistant chief constable and above and (b) assistant...

      Police: Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces made requests before November 2008 to her Department to fund the purchase of Tasers.

      Schengen Agreement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which aspects of the Schengen system the UK participates.

      Smuggling: Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of travellers using Heathrow airport were stopped and searched by HM Revenue and Customs in 2008; how many of...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to paragraph 9.09 of the UK's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism, published in March 2009, what the cost of the...

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 156W, on community relations: internet, what material has been classified...

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers her Department has to (a) order the closure of websites hosted in the UK which display material considered by her Department to...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requirements there are on the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) for completion of a CRB check within a specified period of time; and what...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many breaches of security have been reported at the (a) National Weights and Measures Laboratory and (b) UK...

    • Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what discussions he has had with the Higher Education Funding Council for England on financial penalties for higher education...

      Natural Environment Research Council: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many ships and boats have been (a) owned, (b) leased and (c) hired by or on behalf of the Natural Environment Research...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan and Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what expenditure his Department has incurred in (a) Afghanistan since 2001 and (b) Iraq since 2003; how much his Department...

    • Afghanistan and Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what allowances in addition to basic salary are paid to civilian employees of his Department working in (a) Afghanistan and...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of progress made in securing Afghanistan's democratic future in the last six months.

      Arms Control: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the proposals of the US delegation to the preparatory committee for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty...

      Caribbean: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the adequacy of prison provision in UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of the flag vehicles his Department has procured for official use (a) in the UK and (b) at diplomatic posts overseas...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) operating arrangements and (b) objectives have been established for the early warning system his Department has...

      Egypt: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the arrest by the Egyptian authorities of 49 people allegedly linked to a cell assigned by...

      Egypt: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he has and (b) his officials have had with the Egyptian government on the recent arrest of 49 people...

      Egypt: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the detention by Egyptian authorities of a Hezbollah operative allegedly attempting to provide...

      EU-Israel Association Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with the European Commissioner for External Relations on the agenda for the...

      EU-Israel Association Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what specific areas of co-operation the European Commission has proposed for discussion at the EU-Israel Association Council...

      Gurkhas: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received representations from the government of Nepal on proposals to grant residency rights to Gurkha soldiers...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will review the decision to explore contacts with Hezbollah's political wing after the Lebanese election on 7 June 2009.

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) he and (b) his officials have had with their counterparts in (i) the United States, (ii) France,...

      Iran: Baha'i Faith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Iran on the seven Baha'i leaders who have been under arrest in Iran...

      Sir Jeremy Greenstock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will withdraw his Department's objection to the publication of Sir Jeremy Greenstock's proposed book on Iraq.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to seek the lifting of the blockade of Gaza by the Israeli authorities.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the discovery by Egyptian security forces on 14 May 2009 of weapons and explosive devices along...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of allegations that intelligence services in the UK are supplying intelligence to Somali...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the alleged use of heavy artillery by the Government of Sri Lanka on civilians in Northern Sri...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his EU and US counterparts on whether the recent actions of the Sri Lankan Government...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Statement of 30 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1048-50, on Sri Lanka, what steps he is taking to ensure...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on holding independent war crimes investigations of the actions of the Sri Lankan military.

      Sri Lanka: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the proposal for a UN special envoy to Sri Lanka.

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1199-200W, on Sudan: overseas aid, how many international aid...

      Syria: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress he has made in respect of the case of Maryam Kallis, recently arrested in Syria; and if he will make a statement.

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Constitutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the status is of the constitution of the Turks and Caicos Islands; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Trade and Investment: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what difference in cost to his Department there is between filling an overseas post relating to UK Trade and Investment with an...

      United Arab Emirates: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of the United Arab Emirates on the examination of alleged video evidence of...

      Western Sahara: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who the Administering Power for the Non Self-Governing territory of Western Sahara is as referred to in General Assembly...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to answer question 267724, on conflict prevention resources, tabled on 25 March 2009.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Assets

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

    • Departmental Dismissal

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

      Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Government's guarantee of a job interview for every lone parent who is looking for work and ready for work is expected to take effect.

      Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when work trials for lone parents were introduced; and how many lone parents have undertaken such trials to date.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to pay funeral grants to terminally ill people before they die to enable them to plan their own funerals;...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many jobcentres were (a) opened, (b) relocated and (c) closed in each of the last 12 months; under what circumstances jobcentres...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

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

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people aged over 25 years have been referred from jobseeker's allowance to a training allowance (a) during the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will review the rules governing the payment of housing benefit to landlords to allow greater flexibility.

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the number of claimants of each type of benefit who will apply for bridging payments under the provisions of the...

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the average weekly income of claimants of each type of benefit who will move to fortnightly benefit payments in...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what facilities Jobcentre Plus offers for access to and registration for skills accounts in each pilot area.

      Workers' Memorial Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has (a) spent on and (b) allocated to its consultation on official recognition of Workers' Memorial Day.

  • Health

    • Alzheimer's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the rate of incidence of Alzheimer's disease in (a) England, (b) London and (c) the London Borough of Croydon in each of...

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has provided to external organisations to raise awareness of and provide patient support for those diagnosed with (a) breast...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to develop a national public awareness campaign on dementia since the publication of the National Dementia Strategy in...

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the outcomes of the review of the use of antipsychotic medicines in dementia; and what the reasons are for the time taken to...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many breaches of security have been reported at the (a) Medicines Healthcare Products and Regulatory Agency and (b) NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency...

      Diabetes: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of the treatment of diabetes in the North East Strategic Health Authority in each of the last three years.

      Domestic Accidents: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were admitted to hospital as a result of an accident in the home in each month of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will undertake a review of NHS services for people with epilepsy.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken in response to the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Epilepsy of June 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      General Practitioners: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the licence charges are for each information system accredited under the GP Systems of Choice programme; what expenditure his Department has incurred...

      General Practitioners: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable he has set for (a) the cessation of the temporary programme, GP Systems of Choice, as part of the National Programme for IT and (b) the...

      General Practitioners: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average cost to his Department of accrediting systems through the GP Systems of Choice programme.

      Headaches and Migraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training in the care of people with headaches and migraine disorders is available to (a) GPs and (b) other medical staff.

      Headaches and Migraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on drugs for the relief of headache disorders and migraine.

      Health Professions: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the effects of the European Working Time Directive on hospital staff.

      Health Services: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much primary care trusts spent on (a) disability services and (b) children's disability services in the last five years.

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what arrangements are in place to consult the voluntary sector as part of his Department's external review of implementation of the National Service...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has commissioned recent research to establish which population groups have disproportionately higher levels of cardiac and vascular...

      Immediate Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the letter of 14 May 2009 from his Department's Director, Workforce Capacity, Analysis and HR, which hospital services provide 24-hour...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to set a deadline for the commissioning of NHS services to achieve compliance with National Institute for Health and...

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase levels of public confidence in National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidelines; and if he will...

      NHS Redress Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent progress has been made on the implementation of the NHS Redress Act 2006; (2) whether consultation has begun on details of the NHS...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions there have been between his Department and representatives of trades unions and NHS staff on the Transforming Community Services...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures are in place for primary care trusts to consult (a) trades union representatives and (b) NHS staff on the Transforming Community Services...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the likely effect on levels of staff retention of the transfer of NHS community services staff to third sector...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to Table 71a of the Public Expenditure on Health and Personal Social Services 2008 on the salaries and wages of non-NHS staff, what jobs...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the most recent state of readiness return relating to the European Working Time Directive from each NHS trust.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish a report on progress on implementation of the 2005 national service framework for long-term conditions.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the needs of (a) children and (b) adults receiving long-term ventilation (i) in hospital, (ii) in their own...

      Patients: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of patients who committed suicide unassisted in each NHS hospital in each of the last 10 years.

      Prescriptions: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects Release 2 of the Electronic Prescription Service to be implemented; and if he will make a statement; (2) how many (a) GP and (b)...

      Social Services: Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he has taken under the Social Care Workforce Strategy to promote the Train to Gain initiative to social care providers in the last 12 months;...

      Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many copies of the Heatwave Plan for England 2009 have been produced; and what the cost of production, printing and distribution of the document was.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

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

  • Treasury

    • Balance of Payments: EU Action

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the impact on the UK of changes to the facility to provide medium-term financial assistance for EU member states' balances of...

    • Bank Notes: Forgery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions his Department has taken action in relation to counterfeit currency resembling the euro under counterfeit regulations.

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the recommendations of the Treasury Select Committee's Fifth Report of Session 2008-09, Banking crisis: the impact of the...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to lift the freezing order on the Landsbanki assets; on what criteria that steps will be taken; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish the advice he received on use of powers under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 to freeze assets in Icelandic banks; and if...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his assessment is of whether the actions of the Government in respect of the crisis in Icelandic banks made the Government an active participant in the...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many times powers under the Anti-Terrorism, Crime and Security Act 2001 have been used to freeze assets in each year since 2001; and if he will make a...

      Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last discussed the Government's policy on Icelandic banks and the freezing of their assets with his Icelandic counterpart.

      Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations his Department has received on capital gains tax arrangements for spouses who leave the marital home and purchase alternative properties.

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to Lord Alton of Liverpool of 11 May 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA158, on debt, what sovereign debt is owed to...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions to date the ERM II provisions have been triggered on the approach of a currency to the limits permitted; and what the cost of this...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the cost to the UK of participating in the ERM II mechanism in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the size of the UK's next part-annual sum for payment to the European Union budget is.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the annual administrative cost to his Department of making the payment of the UK's gross contribution to the EU budget.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate of the UK's (a) (i) gross and (ii) net EU budget contributions and (b) direct contributions to other EU institutions and funds in...

      EU Institutions: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of EU institutions on reduction of levels of fraud in those institutions.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the full-year cost to the Exchequer for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 of reducing the (i) starting and (ii) basic...

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people who have not been fully compensated for losses they incurred as a result of the abolition of the 10...

      Lenders' Panel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the cost of establishing his Department's Lenders' Panel was; and how much he expects his Department to spend on the Panel in each of the next...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan regarding his constituent, Mr. Christie.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Economic Secretary plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham of (a) 17 December 2008, acknowledged on 6...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for New Forest West on the decision to increase maximum income from an unsecured pension by 20 per...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford's letter of 17 March 2009 (PO Ref: 3/09245/2009) concerning his constituent, Mrs. Nancy Ng,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford's letter of 13 March 2009 (PO Ref: 5/04496/2009) concerning his constituent, Mr. Peter Lee,...

      Pensions: Private Sector

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on private pensions.

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to assist savers in each year since 1997; what representations he has received on this issue since January 2008; and if...

      Personal Savings: Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received since January 2009 on proposals to protect savers from the effect of low interest rates; what reply he gave; and if he...

      Repossession Orders

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to assist individuals in (a) Southend-on-Sea, (b) Essex and (c) England and Wales facing repossession of their...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff were employed in HM Revenue and Customs contact centres in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and how many...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many compliance staff were employed by HM Revenue and Customs at each grade in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Tax Allowances: Personal Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, columns 421-22W, on tax allowances: personal pensions, how many individuals claimed income tax...

      Tax Yields: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the amount of business rates raised from businesses based in residential properties in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Tax Yields: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the amount of capital gains tax raised from businesses based in residential properties in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an estimate of the full-year cost to the Exchequer for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12 of simultaneously reducing the starting...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assistance his Department provides to individuals in financial difficulty; whether provision exists for individuals to delay payment of (a) income tax...

      Taxation: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of extending gift aid to not-for-profit agencies that reuse, reclaim and up-cycle redundant and surplus construction materials;...

      Taxation: Sports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of uprating the trading and rental income thresholds for corporation tax exemption for clubs registered as...

      VAT: Hospices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to exempt hospices from payment of value added tax in respect of building extension works.

      VAT: Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect on retail businesses of the proposed change in the rate of value added tax in January...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Essex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have been (i) overpaid and (ii) underpaid tax credits (A) once, (B) twice and (C) three or more times in...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1926W, on welfare tax credits: overpayments, how many individual cases of tax credit...

      Welfare Tax Credits: South West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in each constituency in the South West have been (a) overpaid and (b) underpaid tax credits (i) once, (ii) twice and (iii) three or more...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Exchequer has received in receipts from right to buy schemes in each year since 1997.

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether his Department has conducted research on levels of morale in the Civil Service in the last 12 months.

    • Civil Servants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the Cabinet Office has issued guidance to civil servants in respect of taking minutes at formal meetings.

      Civil Servants: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will place in the Library a copy of the Directory of Civil Service Guidance.

      Civil Servants: Vacancies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1057W, on civil servants: vacancies, which (a) Departments and (b)...

      Civil Service: Recruitment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) what recent discussions the Cabinet Office has had with the Recruitment and Employers Confederation on the application of Government security...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many and what proportion of IT products in each category procured for each division of his Department were compliant with the Government's Buy...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps he has taken to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the operation of ICT systems in (a) the Cabinet Office and...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much (a) the Cabinet Office and (b) its agency paid in end-of-year performance bonuses to (i) all staff and (ii) senior Civil Service staff...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Director of Digital Engagement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what timetable has been set for the appointment of a Director of Digital Engagement; and to whom the Director will report once appointed.

      Emergency Services: Floods

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of emergency response facilities to floods; and what steps have been taken to improve such...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) whether the updated national recovery guidance will include guidance on pre-planned arrangements to meet the costs of recovery from flooding;...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether the National Resilience Forum on flooding has held its first meeting.

      Government Departments: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff Central of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 402W, on Government departments:...

      Government Departments: Email

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster whether Government departments plan to make use of digital signatures when emailing members of the public.

      Government Departments: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps the Minister for Digital Engagement has taken to promote the use of blogs within Government in the last 12 months.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if he will bring forward legislative proposals for a statutory cap on the number of special advisers within the Government.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) with reference to the written ministerial statement, 22 July 2008, Official Report, columns 99-102WS, on special advisers, and with...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what requirements there are on special advisers to declare (a) their financial interests and (b) hospitality received.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding was allocated for the rebuilding of school buildings in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d)...

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department collects on the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method ratings of schools...

      Child Care: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of the childcare workforce had a (a) degree level, (b) level 3 and (c) level 2 qualification in each of the...

      Child Minding: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many registered childminders there were in each quarter in each of the last 10 years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were in care in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of children in care were placed with special guardians in the last 12 months; and if he will...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in care have not been assigned a legal guardian; and if he will make a statement.

      Children in Care: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average weekly cost to the public purse of housing a looked-after child in an independent children's home was in the last...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what correspondence he has had with (a) the Church of England, (b) Kent police and (c) Kent County Council on allegations...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 22 April 2009, Official Report, columns 671-2W, on children: protection (1) how many outstanding...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the remit is of Sir Roger Singleton in his role as Chief Adviser on the Safety of Children; and for what term Sir Roger...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he plans to take with the Secretary of State for the Home Department and the Secretary of State for Justice to...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families who has been appointed to the expert group established to assist Sir Roger Singleton in his role on the National Safeguarding...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish new targets for safeguarding children.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to reduce the time taken by the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service in Barnsley to deal...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit will have powers to (a) examine local authority documentation and (b) intervene...

      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 a projected annual income below £30,810 in...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the funds to be allocated by his Department via the devolved formula capital programme in each...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of effects of sex and relationships education on rates of (a) pregnancy and (b) abortion in...

      Middlegate Children's Home

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will commission a review of the future funding of the Middlegate Children's Home in Lincolnshire.

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he expects the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit to be fully operational; (2) who will be responsible for appointing...

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when he expects the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit to make its first annual report to Parliament; (2) when he expects...

      Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) financial and (b) other assistance his Department gives to local authorities in which numbers of children on primary...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in England have fewer than 30 pupils; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Leicester and (b) England (i) received new school buildings, (ii) were substantially repaired and (iii)...

      Schools: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints have been made about schools to Ofsted by parents resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on field forces in each year since 1997.

      Secure Children's Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which secure children's homes in England and Wales (a) closed in each of the last 12 years and (b) are scheduled for closure in...

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many representations he has received on the funding allocations made by the Learning and Skills Council to schools for post-16...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many serious case reviews there have been regarding the death of a child in Essex in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what funding his Department has allocated for the implementation of the latest Laming Report's recommendations; and from...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) by what date he expects a usability review of each integrated children's system and related local authority infrastructure...

      Social Workers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time children's social workers there were in each local authority in each year since 1997.

      Sure Start: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Rotherham have enrolled in Sure Start in each year since 2003.

      Sure Start: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in Warrington have enrolled in Sure Start in each year since 2003.

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers took early retirement benefits under the Teachers' Pension Scheme in the last five years for which figures are...

      Teachers: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in schools in Plymouth, Sutton (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the...

      Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons a teacher may not be required to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check; and if he will make a statement.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable has been set for further reviews of regional spatial strategies; and if she will make a statement.

    • Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable has been set for future reviews of regional spatial strategies; and if she will make a statement.

      Regional Spatial Strategies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable has been set for further reviews of regional spatial strategies.

      Retail Park: Kirkby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to receive the planning inspectors' report on proposals for development of a retail park in Kirkby; and if she...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make an assessment of the effects of home information packs on the housing market since their implementation.

      Business Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the change in liabilities on small firms arising from arrangements for transitional relief for...

      Building Regulations: Water Efficiency and Scald Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects the provisions of part G of the building regulations relating to water efficiency and scald prevention to...

      Unitary Local Government: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has for the introduction of unitary local government in Devon.

      Community-based Enterprises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the role of community-based enterprises in the future jobs fund.

      Traveller Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations she has received from local authorities on the use of enforcement action at Travellers' sites.

      Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to her Department's consultation document on the right to enfranchise provisions of the Commonhold and Leasehold...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role local strategic partnerships will have in (a) setting levels of new community infrastructure levy and (b) deciding...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1101-2W and 28 January 2009,...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answers to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1101-2W and 28 January 2009,...

      Council Housing: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) she, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in her Department have had any recent meetings with HM Treasury...

      Council Housing: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were in temporary accommodation in Brighton and Hove in each of the last three years.

      Council Housing: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many representations have been received by her Department from (a) people and (b) social housing tenants in Brighton and...

      Council Housing: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has provided to Brighton and Hove City Council on (a) private finance options for funding its...

      Council Housing: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans to announce her decision on Brighton and Hove City Council's proposed local delivery vehicle.

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the monetary value of land banks held by registered social landlords was in each of the last five years; (2) how...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 29 April 2009, Official Report, column 1365W, on empty...

      Green Belt: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps her Department is taking to protect (a) greenbelt and (b) open green spaces in (i) Greater Manchester, (ii)...

      Green Belt: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the likely effects on the environment of the proposals in the South East Plan on green belt...

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many statutorily homeless households were housed by (a) registered social landlords and (b) local authorities in each...

      Housing: City of Westminster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department has provided for housing to (a) Westminster City Council and (b) City West Homes in each of the...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made in updating the Housing Corporation's publication Insurance for All for providers of social housing...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what receipts her Department and its predecessors received from (a) Social Homebuy, (b) Right to Buy and (c) Right to Acquire...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) new-build and (b) existing private sector homes were purchased for social rent by (i) local authorities and (ii)...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will estimate the levels of supply and demand for social homes of three or more bedrooms.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 8 May 2009, Official Report, column 450W, on housing: low incomes, how...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in (a) Stockport and (b) Greater Manchester in each year since 2001.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will take steps to enable local authorities with retained housing stock to increase the supply of social housing: and if...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations have exchange schemes for social housing tenants who wish to move...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment her Department has made of the adequacy of housing survey coverage in rural areas; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in rural areas were living in temporary accommodation at the latest date for which information is available.

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new affordable rural homes in smaller settlements have been completed since 2008.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord properties in each region do not meet the Decent Homes...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department plans to provide funding for local planning authorities to undertake changes to local development...

      Local Government: Camden

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements her Department has placed upon the London Borough of Camden to ensure it reduces its carbon emissions arising...

      Local Government: Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment her Department has made of the levels of preparedness of local authorities for an influenza pandemic.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning applications for (a) residential and (b) commercial developments have been (i) granted and (ii) declined in...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has given on (a) the composition of and (b) the role of commercial developers in housing market...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding for infrastructure was allocated by her Department to each growth area in England in each year since 2005-06.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 18 of her Department's response to the Rugg Review Consultation, what existing powers would be used to...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) two bedroom, (b) three bedroom and (c) four or more bedroom (i) housing association properties and (ii) local...

      Repossession Orders: North West

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

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was received by registered social landlords from (a) right to buy and (b) right to acquire sales in each of the last...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) right to buy and (b) right to acquire sales were made by each registered social landlord in each of the last five...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 26 April 2009, Official Report, columns 729-30W, on social rented housing, how much of the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social tenants are housed by housing associations; and how many such tenants have a right to acquire their property.

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of social housing in each London borough are owned by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations; and...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average weekly rent paid by a household living in a (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord dwelling...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the percentage change in the level of social housing rents has been in each local authority in 2009.

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 1155W, on...

  • House of Lords

    • Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officials have been involved in the preparation of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill; and what was the cost of preparing the Bill up...

    • Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current situation regarding commercial flights to and from Ascension Island; what recent discussions they have had with the government of the United...

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 7 May (WA 130), given that the Association of Chief Police Officers receives funds from the Government...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments have been made from (a) HM Treasury and its agencies, and (b) HM Revenue and Customs, to (1) Deutsche Bank, (2) Citigroup, (3) Credit Suisse, (4)...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland (Ireland)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the information provided by Ted Cunningham at his recent trial and which concerns Phil Flynn, the former chairman of the Bank of...

      Banking: Lloyds TSB and HBOS

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether discussions took place between the Prime Minister, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Lord Myners, Baroness Vadera, their offices or their officials, and Sir...

      Banking: UK Financial Investments Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make publicly available the budget and funding plan recommendations presented to HM Treasury by the board of United Kingdom Financial Investments...

      Banking: UK Financial Investments Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what up-front payments were made to United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd (UKFI); and what forecast has been made of the periodical management fee to be paid to...

      Charity Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures the Charity Commission has in place to take action, in the interests of ensuring effective governance, where the minutes of a meeting of a...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Patel of Bradford on 31 March (WA 21), what would be the cost of calculating the amount payable in the event of redundancy to...

      Climate Change: DfID

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development paid to commission the concept paper An Institutional Architecture for Climate Change from the Center on...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which projects they are funding in Colombia relating to the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law; who are the recipients of funding for such projects;...

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that aid to the government of Colombia promotes international human rights norms.

      Colombia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they have offered to the Government of Colombia for implementing the recommendations of the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Colombia.

      Crime: DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportions of verdicts were guilty when DNA evidence was used against someone with no previous convictions in the last year for which figures are available.

      Crime: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether individuals are entitled to know whether they are on the suspicious activity reports database of the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

      Crime: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed in the Serious Organised Crime Agency; and how many of them work on implementing and administering the suspicious activity reports.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who attended the meeting in 10 Downing Street on 20 April on Cyprus with the Prime Minister and Foreign Office Ministers; what groups or organisations those people...

      Deen International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 30 March (WA 181—2), how they plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the £495,021 paid to Deen...

      Deen International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 7 May (WA 145), how much funding (a) the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, (b) each of its agencies, and...

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria for out-sourcing aid and development work that would otherwise be undertaken by the Department for International Development.

      Diplomatic Recognition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use to determine whether to recognise a new or breakaway state.

      Earnings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the percentage changes in public and private sector average earnings including bonuses in each quarter of the past three years; and what was the...

      Energy: Carbon Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to the review by the National Audit Office of the data collected by the Building Research Establishment and published in March 2007 by the...

      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 Ofsted; if so, what is the percentage difference; and what are the...

      EU: External Tariff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the European Union's current average external tariff.

      EU: Historical Analysis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Government's policy towards the European Union has been influenced by the analysis of the history and purpose of the European Union presented in The...

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their relationship with the Financial Ombudsman Service.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have they had with the Government of Israel regarding the supply of humanitarian aid to Palestinians in Gaza. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Government Departments: Staff Absence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the rates of staff (a) absence, and (b) sickness absence, were at (1) the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, and (2) each of its agencies and...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Atlantic Philanthropies concerning human rights in Northern Ireland; when they took place; what was agreed; and whether any...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are human rights which apply to those living in Northern Ireland and not the rest of the United Kingdom.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that the Family Law Bar Association has an opportunity to respond to the report by Ernst and Young into the family advocacy market before...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many suspected criminals have been returned from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) to the United Kingdom since 1 January 2008; and whether those...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus has refused any formal request by the United Kingdom to co-operate in policing or other anti-criminal activity...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have a formal relationship with the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in respect of anti-criminal and anti-terrorist operations.

      Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the Home Office is planning any savings in line with the £35 billion 2007 Comprehensive Spending...

      Prisoners: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the proportions of Catholic and Protestant prisoners in Northern Ireland; how that compares with the figures in the general population; what are the...

      Prisoners: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of Roman Catholic prisoners in Northern Ireland in comparison with other prisoners in certain areas of prison life.

      Sefton Coast: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for safety along the Sefton coast in north-west England.

      Southern African Development Community

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether any Southern African Development Community country will follow Zimbabwe in adopting white persons land-ownership...

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals aged 60 or over paid higher-rate income tax in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

      Transport: Local Bus Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 20 May (WA 343), what assessment they have made of the proportion of local bus services provided under public...

      Treasury: Minutes of Meetings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 12 May (WA 180) concerning discussions with the Government of Ireland, when the long-standing practice of not...

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