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Written answers

Wednesday, 3 June 2009

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Elections: Local Government

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance the Electoral Commission issues on the release of electoral packs to...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of claims for single farm payments made in 2008 have not yet been settled.

    • Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many proposals for anaerobic digestion plants have been licensed by each local authority in each of the last five years.

      Animals: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent on the screening of imported wildlife for potential diseases in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to expand the categories of used cooking oil which may be classified as fuel under the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to inoculate badgers in Devon against tuberculosis.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Farming: Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned research on the effect in (i) England and (ii) elsewhere of...

      Farming: Pigs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many pig farms he has visited in his official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which genetically-modified products are authorised for sale in the UK.

      Overseas Trade: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the outcome was of the meeting of 31 March 2009 on voluntary guidance on the labelling of food produce from the...

      Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations his Department has received from the business sector on the effect of the operation of the Environmental...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance (a) his Department, (b) the Waste Improvement Network and (c) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has...

      Zoos: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) financial and (b) other effects on zoos of EU regulations banning feeding of...

  • Transport

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what standard security checks are operated at British airports for (a) economy class passengers, (b) business class passengers, (c) first-class...

    • Aviation: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect of Regulation (EC) 80/2009 on a code of conduct for computerised reservation systems on UK (a)...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the current business plan for the flexible benefits project; and what estimate he has made of the level of...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many breaches of security have been reported at (a) the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, (b) the Driving Standards Agency, (c) the...

      Railways: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2009, Official Report, column 881W, on a London-Scotland high-speed rail link, what topics were discussed during the...

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much his Department spent on contracts for collecting data on congestion on roads in England in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which road building programmes completed in each year since 2005 have affected areas of outstanding natural beauty and sites of special scientific interest.

      Speed Limits: Chideock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when his Department plans to make a decision on the cases of people wrongly notified of speeding offences as a result of the malfunctioning of the...

  • Wales

    • Economic and Monetary Union

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

    • Radioactive Fallout

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether the proposed amendment to schedule 5 of the Government of Wales Act 2006, as set out in the proposed Legislative Competence (Environment) Order...

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost was of holding the meeting of the Cabinet in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

    • Domestic Visits: Costs

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, column 1429W, on domestic visits: costs, when he expects the information requested to be available.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister who the members of the Special Advisers' Remuneration Committee are; what specialist qualifications each holds; when each was appointed and by whom; where the committee...

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • British Airways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials of each grade from his Department and its predecessor were seconded to work with British...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many businesses have received assistance from the Capital for Enterprise Fund; and how much funding has...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when the Capital for Enterprise Scheme began to operate.

      Business: South West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assistance the South West of England Regional Development Agency is providing to small and...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many officials in his Department are suspended; how many are suspended on full pay; for how long each...

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many members of staff in his Department and its agencies were dismissed (a) for under-performance and...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the cost of replacing lost or stolen property from his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department has spent on placing advertisements in (a) weekly and (b) regional newspapers in...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform pursuant to the answer of 12 February 2009, Official Report, column 2298W, on official cars, how many of...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many breaches of security there have been at (a) Companies House and (b) the Insolvency Service in...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much his Department and its predecessor spent on the purchase of (a) recycled office supplies in the...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the average waiting time for callers to his Department's telephone help lines was in the latest period...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what guidance his Department provides to the Insolvency Service on procedures to be followed when people...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many people who are subject to a disqualification order or undertaking have (a) applied for and (b)...

      Directors: Disqualification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what procedures his Department has in place to monitor applications from people who are subject to a...

      Hotels: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will introduce measures to provide financial support for the capital costs of building new hotels.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform if he will place in the Library a copy of the letter on redundancies sent by his Department to insolvency...

      Insolvency: Sefton

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many businesses in (a) Crosby and (b) Sefton have entered into administration in the last 12 months.

      Low Pay Commission: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much the Low Pay Commission has spent on advertising and marketing in each of the last five years.

      Low Pay Commission: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many staff of the Low Pay Commission are paid an annual salary of (a) less than £15,000, (b)...

      Low Pay Commission: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what the salary of each member of the Low Pay Commission is; and what (a) pension and (b) expenses...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 13 November 2008 from the hon. Member for Wycombe concerning his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he will reply to the letters of 23 February and 17 April 2009 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 6 April 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford's letter of 9 March 2009 concerning his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when his Department plans to respond to the letter of 19 April 2009 from the hon. Member for North East...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assistance is available from his Department for a person who wishes to start a business as a sole trader.

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of support provided to social enterprise by regional...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what post office services are operated with the Bank of Ireland.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what funding streams are provided by each regional development agency.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how much funding each regional development agency plans to give to each regional design panel in 2009-10.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform whether Deutsche Post has informed him of the reasons for which it decided not to seek a stake in the Royal...

      Small Businesses: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform for what reasons each of the recommendations in the Glover Review on small and medium-sized enterprises and...

      Small Firms Loan Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform how many businesses have made successful applications for a Small Firms Loans Guarantee; and how much has...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on the delivery of humanitarian aid to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cayman Islands: Hurricanes and Tornadoes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the cost of reconstruction required in the Cayman Islands following Hurricane Paloma.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental White Papers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress his Department has made towards the publication of its White Paper; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the number of Sri Lankans in camps for the internally displaced; what estimate he has made of the number...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that there is a comprehensive and efficient library service in (a) Wirral and (b) England.

    • Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Wiltshire of 1 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1217-8W, on tourism, what...

  • Olympics

    • CLM

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much CLM has been paid since its appointment as an Olympic contractor; and how much it is expected to be paid over the duration of the contract.

    • Olympic Delivery Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people have been employed by the Olympic Delivery Authority in each year since 2005; and how many have been engaged by the Authority on consultancy...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many organisations at (a) national, (b) regional and (c) local level are receiving Olympic legacy funding; and how much has been disbursed at each...

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what grants have been made from the £2.7 billion Olympic contingency fund; and of those which have been allocated to the (a) programme and (b) funded...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file FPS 15/17 Unborn Children (Protection) Bill—(Mr. Enoch...

    • Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many practising optometrists have been trained to identify (a) low vision conditions and (b) early stage vision deterioration.

      Healthcare Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints the Healthcare Commission has (a) received and (b) resolved in each year since its inception; what the average cost of processing...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he made of the number of empty beds in (a) low, (b) medium and (c) high security mental health hospitals on each day in the last 12 months.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on England's position among Western European states for (a) prevalence of and (b) treatment standards for (i)...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of inequalities in the (a) prevalence and (b) treatment of (i) cardiac and (ii) vascular diseases between (A) the sexes,...

      Vulnerable Adults: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who (a) monitors and (b) investigates complaints made against adult protection multi-agency committees set up in accordance with his Department's "No...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans there are to implement the Afghan Public Protection Programme in Helmand province.

    • Afghanistan: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the (a) size and (b) capability of the Afghan National Police.

      Afghanistan: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) private security organisations, (b) national armed forces and other official organisations and (c)...

      Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on proposals to add the judges, court officials and police involved in the recent trial of Aung San Suu Kyi...

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which preparatory bodies the General Affairs and External Relations Council has asked to review proposals to reinforce existing...

      Burma: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proposals for further discussions with Asian countries on Burma have been made at EU level; what steps the UK is taking in...

      Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1146W, on conflict prevention, what the original planned total...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1061W, on...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Richmond (Yorks) of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1061W, on...

      EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the proportion of domestic legislation which was enacted as a consequence of obligations arising...

      European Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, column 1196W, on the European Union, for which international bodies...

      European Court of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government spent on legal costs for cases at the European Court of Justice for 2008.

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the estimated marginal cost to the UK Permanent Representation to the EU was of European Parliament plenaries taking place...

      Gambia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the next dialogue meeting between the Government of the Gambia and the EU will be held; and whether he plans to raise the...

      Iran: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 172W, on Iran: sanctions, what his policy is on the length of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire of 2 April 2009, transferred from the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on levels of smuggling into Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on attempts by Hamas to re-arm in the Gaza Strip; and if he will make a statement.

      Pakistan: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) recent activity in Pakistan's nuclear programme and (b) construction of facilities at (i)...

      Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1071W, on peacekeeping operations, how many UK civilian...

      Sri Lanka: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of people (a) killed and (b) wounded during the recent conflict in Sri Lanka; and...

      St. Helena: Wind Power

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

      Sudan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in Sudan.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when officials from the British Embassy in Beijing next plan to visit Tibet.

      Treaty of Rome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to the EU budget was of events marking the 50th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome; what such events took place in...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Criminal Justice and Policing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress has been made in the devolution of responsibility for criminal justice and policing to the Northern Ireland Assembly.

    • Fuel Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effect on the local economy of fuel smuggling in Northern Ireland.

      Saville Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects Lord Saville to report the conclusions of his inquiry; and if he will make a statement.

      Northern Ireland Executive: Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister on mechanisms for central Government funding for the Northern Ireland Executive.

      Police Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on police detection rates.

      Dissident Republicans

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

      Press Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of levels of press freedom in Northern Ireland.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to protect members of the Police Service of Northern Ireland from terrorist attacks.

      Political Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of progress in the development of political institutions in Northern Ireland since the date of the St. Andrews agreement.

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision his Department has made for interpretation services for foreign national prisoners in 2008 and 2009 to date; and with reference...

      State Visits: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of each visit to Northern Ireland by the President of the Irish Republic in each of...

  • Justice

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what implications there are for his Department of proposed changes under Council Framework Decision 2009/299/JHA to trial absences before the issue of a...

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service: Billericay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans ClearSprings Management Ltd has to operate a Bail Accommodation and Support Service property in Billericay constituency.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has spent on artwork since November 2008.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Marketing

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

      Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what definition his Department uses of (a) a private estate and (b) a statutory perpetual trust in relation to the status of the Duchies of (i)...

      Economic and Monetary Union

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

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of local government expenditure of his decision to reduce the budget for family legal aid.

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offenders had their parole revoked in the latest year for which figures are available; and what the length of time between revocation and...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many new prison places were provided in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 to date.

      Prisoners: Self-harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) British and (b) foreign national prisoners committed acts of self-harm in prison in each year since 1997; (2) how many and what...

      Prisons: Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of assessing bids for the construction contract for Beam Park West prison.

      Prisons: Dagenham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the average weekly number of vehicles which will require access to and from the Beam Park West site once the proposed prison...

      Prisons: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) meetings he has held with and (b) representations he has received from the Mayor of London on possible sites for new prisons within London.

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are being taken to ensure that sufficient probation officers are trained over the next two years.

      Repossession Orders: Reading, Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in Reading, East constituency in each month of the last 10 years.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persistent young offenders there are in each criminal justice area.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos Healthcare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when his Department's contract with Atos Healthcare is expected to expire.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many child maintenance cases are unable to be processed due to technical faults with the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission's...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was owed in arrears of child maintenance payments in each quarter of each of the last two years; what recent progress has been made...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many non-resident parents who owed child maintenance (a) received prison sentences, (b) received suspended prison sentences, (c) had...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much debt is owed to the Child Support Agency.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of his Department's potential gross (a) costs and (b) savings arising from its climate change adaptation measures...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on council tax benefits, if he will estimate the cost to the public...

      Departmental Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much his Department has spent on hotel accommodation for officials in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the last three years.

      Departmental Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans he has to review the level of expenditure by staff of his Department on hotel accommodation.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed disability living allowance in circumstances where the main disabling condition was recorded as obesity in each of...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which staff in (a) his Department and ( b) its agencies are responsible for administering the employers' golden hello scheme announced by his...

      Employment Services: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps his Department has taken to assist single parents seeking employment during the economic downturn.

      Income Support: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information his Department holds on the number of people receiving assistance from his Department with the cost of meeting mortgage...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of Jobcentre offices have reported physical capacity constraints in the last 12 months; and what guidance...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff employed by his Department's agencies other than Jobcentre Plus work in Jobcentre Plus offices; which agencies such staff work...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average waiting time was for first jobseeker interviews for a claimant for jobseeker's allowance in each of the smallest...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the changes to the support offered under the income support for mortgage interest scheme which came into effect in January 2009 are...

      Pensioners: Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason women over 60 years old are not eligible to receive adult dependency increase in respect of a husband or civil partner under 65...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projection his Department has made of the level of (a) absolute and (b) relative child poverty in (i) 2009-10, (ii) 2010-11 and (iii)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of benefit claimants receiving each type of benefit are aged between 18 and 30 years.

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on the provision of child care to enable single...

  • Women and Equality

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 608W, whether his Department has received representation from other governments on the...

    • Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assistance his Department provides to members of the armed forces who have been invalided out of service; what (a) discussions he has had and (b)...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department allocated to services for members of the armed forces of each (a) sex, (b) regiment, (c) service and (d) age cohort invalided...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the minimum salary is for a junior officer serving in Afghanistan, excluding operational and separation allowances.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which military (a) bases and (b) other sites owned by his Department containing accommodation areas are (i) redundant and (ii) shortly to become...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what property has been lost or stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what the estimated cost was of the replacement of such property.

      Harrier Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the GR4 to replace the Harrier GR9/9A in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Industrial Health and Safety

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

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget for helicopter procurement projects has been in each year since 2001.

      Parliamentary Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to reply to Question 274945, tabled by the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife, on lost and stolen property on 7 May 2009.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel have been deployed in the Gulf of Aden in each of the last 12 months.

  • Home Department

    • Association of Chief Police Officers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) budgetary support and (b) other funding her Department has given to the Association of Chief Police Officers in the last 12...

    • Association of Chief Police Officers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget is of the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) for 2009-10; and what the salary of the (a) President and (b) Chief...

      Asylum: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much her Department spent on the asylum registration card scheme in 2008.

      Asylum: Spain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for asylum entered the UK via Spain and Gibraltar in the last 12 months.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police authority area have received the specialist training necessary to work on child protection.

      Community Relations: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on the effect on the Muslim community of...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2009, Official Report, column 1079W, on departmental press, whether the magazines, newspapers and other...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many scheduled deportations were cancelled in 2008.

      Entry Clearances: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens of other EU member states have been denied access to the UK on the basis of previous criminal convictions in each of the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1293W, on entry clearances: overseas students, whether in circumstances where...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of the UK Border Agency based in the UK are partly or wholly responsible for examining student visa applications.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) student visas and (b) tourist visas have been issued to Pakistani nationals in (i) the last 12 months, (ii) the last five...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many days the Poppy project has had beds which were not being used in the last 12 months.

      Immigration: Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2009, Official Report, column 1831W, on immigration: marriage, whether she has assessed the effect of...

      Immigration: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Somali nationals were granted entry into the UK in each of the last three years.

      National DNA Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the DNA record of the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham will be removed from the national DNA database.

      Oakington Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans she has for the future of Oakington Immigration Reception Centre; and if she will make a statement.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 228W, on 62 South Eaton Place, and of 23 February 2009, Official Report,...

      Points of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many manned points of entry into the UK there are.

      Police: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many long-term absentee police officers of each (a) rank and (b) sex there were in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1204, what the evidential basis was for her statement that the hon. Member...

      Police: Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stations she has visited on official business in the last 12 months.

      Proof of Identity: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under 18 years old have been prosecuted for fraud for possessing a faked or doctored form of identification in (a)...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff there were in the (a) Intervention Directorate, (b) Enforcement Directorate, (c) Corporate Services Directorate and (d)...

      Sexual Offences: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sex offenders are (a) required to register with the police and (b) registered with the police; and how many sex offenders have...

      Special Constables: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours on average a special constable worked in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      UK Border Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on external consultants in 2008.

      Visas: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are applied by the UK Border Agency to the grant of student visas to foreign medical students who require more than four...

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people under 18 years old in employment in (a) Tameside, (b)...

    • Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills when he expects the Forward Framework on Higher Education to be published.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many of those who applied to study full-time at a higher education institution for a first degree came from a household...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills how many part-time first degree entrants there have been at (a) the Open University and (b) other higher education...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Post Offices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how the Financial Services Authority regulates Bank of Ireland products offered via Post Office Ltd.; and if he will make a statement.

    • Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what role (a) the Financial Services Authority and (b) his Department has had in the transfer of depositors' money from Icelandic banks; what procedures...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what terms and conditions are imposed upon those accepting assistance under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme; and if he will arrange for these terms...

      Government Departments: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will instruct the Office of Government Commerce to review its policy of using only certain travel companies to procure business-use hotel accommodation.

      Lighthouse Group: Network Data

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations from members of the public he has received on the role of HBOS in the proposed purchase by Lighthouse Group of Network Data Ltd.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Audit Commission has spent on hotel accommodation for officials in (a) the last 12 months and (b) each of the...

    • Audit Commission: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the Audit Commission's travel policy states that officials requiring hotel accommodation should use 3 or 4 star...

      Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she expects to launch the consultation on proposed changes to Part L of the Building Regulations; and if she will make a...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated cost to her Department and local authorities of council tax rebilling was in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and...

      Council Tax: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance her Department has provided to local authorities on the use of bailiffs to collect council tax; and what...

      Council Tax: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 13 May 2009, Official Report, columns 51-52WS, on local government, what...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of domestic properties in (a) North West Cambridgeshire, (b) Cambridgeshire, (c) the East of England and (d)...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what actuarial assumptions are to be used in the actuarial valuations of the (a) Firefighters Pension Scheme and (b) New...

      Government Office Network: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget is of the (a) Government Office Network, (b) Regions and Communities Group and (c) Communities Group for (i)...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of her Department's expenditure on administration of its policy on home information packs in (a)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps she plans to take to ensure that the planned number of new homes are built during the next 12 months.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment was made of the likely level of demand for MyChoice HomeBuy before its introduction; and what mechanism was...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding allocated to the MyChoice HomeBuy scheme in 2008-09 was not spent.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for assistance under the MyChoice HomeBuy scheme had been made as at 1 May 2009; how many had been...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for which indicators other than those in the national indicator set her Department routinely collects information from local...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which recommendations of Sir Michael Lyons' 2007 report on local government finance (a) have been implemented and (b) are...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority has received (a) in cash terms and (b) per capita in (i) planning delivery grant and (ii)...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much on average local authorities' employer contributions to the Local Government Pension Scheme are as a percentage of an...

      Local Government: Political Impartiality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable her Department has set for bringing forward legislative proposals to change the Widdicombe rules on restrictions...

      Mayors: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions her Department has had on the establishment of a Mayor for Greater Manchester.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department's methodology for its annual calculation to adjust the business rate multiplier in line with the Retail...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with which representative bodies her Department had discussions on the business rate deferral scheme (a) in the three months...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when she plans next to review the rateable value limits in (a) England and (b) London; and if she will make a statement.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 8 May 2009, Official Report, columns 453-54W,...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department has prepared an impact assessment in respect of changes to the business rate liability of microgeneration...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit the retrospective application of business...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the potential change in non-port rateable values in Milford Haven Port Authority as a result of...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Religious Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 382W,...

      Regeneration: Finance

      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 454W, on regeneration, what steps...

      Regional Development Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding her Department has allocated to each regional development agency for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Valuation Office: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 7 May 2009, Official Report, columns 400-2W, on Valuation Office, if...

      Valuation Office: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 7 May 2009, Official Report, columns 400-2W, on Valuation Office,...

      Valuation Office: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 7 May 2009, Official Report, columns 400-2W, on Valuation Office, what...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) family and friend carers and (b) family and friends foster carers are providing full-time care for a child because...

    • Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) maintained and (b) independent schools have indicated that they will not take part in the ContactPoint database.

      Class Sizes: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many key stage 1 children were in classes of (a) over 20, (b) over 25 and (c) over 30 pupils in the latest year for which...

      Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

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

      GCSE: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children resident in Plymouth, Sutton achieved five or more A* to C grades at GCSE in (a) 1997 and (b) 2008.

      Gifted Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of gifted and talented pupils stayed in full-time education beyond the age of 16 years in each of the...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in non-selective maintained schools achieved (a) level 7 and (b) level 8 in Key Stage 3 examinations in (i)...

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people will be employed to work on the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in England educate five to seven year olds; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the likely number of pupils in Key Stage 1 in each of the next 10 years; and if he will make a...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average expenditure per school pupil in Plymouth was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Schools: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of the use of biometrics in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many additional jobs his Department expects to be created by bringing forward its capital expenditure for school building...

      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 in each of the last two years; how many of those were...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost of inspections of (a) schools and (b) nurseries and other pre-school provision was in each of the last 12 years.

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average length of time was between the identification of a school for (a) rebuilding and (b) refurbishment and the...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools were given a rating of (a) inadequate and (b) satisfactory for behaviour in their last Ofsted inspection; and what...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools were rated (a) inadequate in their latest Ofsted inspection and either inadequate or satisfactory in the inspection...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority area attended (a) primary and (b) secondary schools which were in...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools have been in special measures (a) twice, (b) three times and (c) more than three times in the last 12 years.

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance is issued by his Department to local authority children's services in relation to the provision of accommodation and...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1317W, on special educational need, what the name and local...

      Special Educational Needs: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many mainstream schools attended by pupils with statements of special educational need no such pupils achieved five A* to C...

      Sure Start Programme: First Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to ensure that all Sure Start children's centres offer first aid training to new parents.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers have entered teacher training under the Transition to Teaching programme since its inception; how much his...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Employment Level

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) how many people were unemployed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK in each year since...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules apply to security screening of United Kingdom domestic passengers travelling from United Kingdom airports; and whether they will place a copy of the...

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many forced removals have there been since January to (a) the Democratic Republic of Congo, (b) Darfur, and (c) Zimbabwe.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), what steps they will take to ensure the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust and other...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), whether the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust will follow the recommendations of the...

      Aviation: International Flights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether flights that begin and end in the United Kingdom but travel to other parts of the world will be categorised as international aviation under article 4 of...

      Aviation: Passengers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 11 May (WA 154), under what powers air carriers ask for proof of identity of passengers flying between...

      Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 19 March (Official Report, House of Lords, cols 329—32), what to date has been the fall in carbon...

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be sufficient time between the nomination of candidates and polling day for members of the Armed Forces serving abroad to return their ballots...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the comments by Lord Drayson on 3 March (Official Report, House of Lords, cols. 702—3) regarding funding for research on stem cells and...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 7 June 2007 (WA 203—4) and by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 250—1), whether the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 16 July 2008 (WA 153—4) and 18 May (WA 250—1), how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 July 2008 (WA 243—45), 5 May (WA 96) and 20 May (WA 317—8), why Roslin Cells Limited was...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 317—18), whether details regarding the culture of outgrowing embryos are included in...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 July 2008 (WA 243—5) and 20 May (WA 317—18), how many embryonic stem cell lines from...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 318), how often the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) considers inspection...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 28 February 2008 (WA 135), 3 July 2008 (WA 49) and 20 May (WA 332—3), why they do not collect...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 28 February 2008 (WA 135) and 20 May (WA 332—3), why the expert group on commissioning National...

      Geert Wilders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis the Home Office refused Geert Wilders' entry into the United Kingdom in February in the light of the department's press release of 5 May which stated...

      Health: Channel Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they are giving to United Kingdom residents intending to visit the Channel Islands about making provision to meet the cost of urgent healthcare during...

      Health: Channel Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients ordinarily resident in the United Kingdom received urgent healthcare on the Channel Islands; and what was the cost to the United Kingdom...

      Health: Clinical Diagnoses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 April (WA 57), what form the apology made by the Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust to the family of...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate the Department of Health has made of the cost of the proposals set out in its response of 20 May to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by Lord Darzi of Denham on 28 April (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 143) undertaking to assist in securing time for their response to...

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Health is on target to ensure that everyone who wants to see an NHS dentist can do so by March 2011.

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many private dentists are working in the United Kingdom.

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dentists are working for the NHS in the United Kingdom.

      Health: Incontinence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission research into how many people suffer from incontinence, and how many are likely to suffer from incontinence in 2030.

      Health: Non-UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why no healthcare reimbursement money was sought from Poland in 2006—07 and 2007—08.

      Health: Non-UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), why no healthcare reimbursement money was sought from Latvia in 2007—08; and how...

      Health: Non-UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), why no healthcare reimbursement money was sought from Lithuania in 2007—08; and how...

      Health: Non-UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 260), which European Economic Area countries were recorded as having no citizens treated by the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to ensure staff in the businesses they refer to in their website statement on ID cards as trusted high street businesses will be trained in...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to support the Pope's recent appeal to Israel to negotiate a viable state for the Palestinians.

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any conditions were placed on the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, prior to his meeting the Secretary of State for Foreign and...

      Joint Ministerial Committee (Domestic)

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who represented them and each of the devolved Administrations at the Joint Ministerial Committee (Domestic) held on 13 May 2009; what subjects were discussed; and...

      Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many non-United Kingdom nationals work in the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism in the Home Office.

      Police: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 5 March (WA 185), whether the independent review of the national police diversity staff support...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their target time for responding to Questions for Written Answer in the House of Lords; and what percentage of Answers were delivered in that time in (a)...

      Roads: Traffic Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 18 May (WA 272—3), what savings have been achieved in expenditure and police time as a result of...

      Southern African Development Community

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to support the Southern African Development Community.

      Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the monetary value of the student loan book; and what projection they have for its value at the end of 2010.

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of taxpayers aged (a) 20—39, (b) 40—59, and (c) 60 or over, paid higher-rate income tax in each of the last five years for which...

      Transformational Government Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected cost of implementing the Transformational Government strategy.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when a list of authorised exchange schemes will be published to assist employers to obtain visas for foreign students to undertake short-term work placements in...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to promote political stability in Zimbabwe.

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