Written answers

Thursday, 4 June 2009

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Employment Agencies

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many House of Commons staff have been recruited through employment agencies; and if he will make a statement.

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the information on hon. Members' expenses which has been leaked was obtained by the unauthorised (a)...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when the Commission expects publication by the House of information relating to hon. Members' allowances...

  • Transport

    • Network Rail: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what plans his Department has to appoint a special director for Network Rail.

    • Transport: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much each English shire county has received in transport grant in each of the last five years.

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House what arrangements she plans to make for consultation on the Government's draft legislative programme for the 2009-10 Session; and if she will make a statement.

    • Members and Peers: Expenses

      To ask the Leader of the House if she will discuss with the Leader of the House of Lords the establishment of a Joint Committee to consider co-ordinated publication on the parliamentary intranet...

      Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps she is taking to ensure the completeness of answers to Parliamentary Questions for written answer.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar (Mr. Pickles) of 11 November 2008, Official Report, column 1083W, on bank services,...

    • Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the likely effects on levels of (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) revenue which would accrue to the Exchequer...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether HM Revenue and Customs offices were open to receive post on Saturday 31 January 2009.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the first meeting of the Adaptation Sub-Committee of the Committee on Climate Change to take place.

    • Deer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what advice his Department has issued to local authorities on the control of wild deer.

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial and other support his Department has made available to encourage the development of local food hubs; how many...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister of State plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 30 March 2009 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 4 March 2009 on charges on compost.

      Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department has received any representations on whether the reference to fuels manufactured from waste in...

  • Justice

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in his Department have been suspended from duty in each month since January 2007.

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the names and addresses were of each organisation that supplied goods and services to his Department in 2008-09, based on the purchase order data...

      Monarchy: Succession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice to which Commonwealth governments the Government have indicated a wish to discuss reform of male-preference primogeniture for the line of succession for...

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the rate of reoffending among those who have completed high-visibility community payback schemes.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Brass Bands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Big Lottery Fund awarded to brass bands in each of the last five years.

    • Football: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the National Anti-Doping Organisation expects the governing authorities for football to have introduced anti-doping procedures...

      National Anti-Doping Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of progress towards a fully independent National Anti-Doping Organisation; and if he will make a statement.

      National Anti-Doping Organisation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what budget has been allocated to the National Anti-Doping Organisation in each year to 2012.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the £36 million allocated to the Sport Unlimited scheme has been spent; and how many of the 4,000 planned taster...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Japanese counterpart on the arrest and trial of Aung San Suu Kyi.

    • Employment Conditions Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has paid Employment Conditions Abroad in each year since the inception of the contract; and what the...

      Occupied Territories: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the expansion of settlements in the West Bank; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has (a) deducted maintenance payments or arrears from bank accounts without...

    • Cold Weather Payments: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Hendon constituency received cold weather payments in 2008-09; and what the average amount received by such individuals was.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1980W, on Jobcentre Plus: manpower, if he will provide a description...

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons jobseeker's allowance customers are required to ring 0845 telephone numbers to apply for jobs on Jobseeker Direct; what free...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cardiff of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 269W, on jobseeker's allowance, what (a)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Lichfield, Official Report, 11 May 2009, columns 545-6, when he plans to write to the hon....

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the assets of the Pension Protection Fund have been in each year since 2005; what payments have been made from that fund in each such...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Coventry South of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 865, on Rover Group: pensions, what...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners were estimated to be living in poverty in each English region in (a) 1997 and (b) 2007-08.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to answer Question 258770, on deprived areas funds, tabled on 20 February 2009.

  • Defence

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to adapt its activities to climate change in the last two years.

    • Climate Change

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

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Redundancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether a health and safety impact assessment has been conducted on the proposed programme of redundancies at the Defence Storage and Distribution...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people under the age of (a) 26, (b) 31, (c) 36 and (d) 41 years and resident in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii)...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2009, Official Report, column 1159W, on Somalia: piracy, whether all of the 45 individuals captured by Royal Navy...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the expenditure of £100 million to design a new missile compartment for the Vanguard replacement submarine announced in 2009 was included in...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Death: Epilepsy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how many people (a) in total and (b) under the age of 25 have died with epilepsy being recorded as a contributing factor to the death in each of...

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what steps his Department is taking to increase the effectiveness of the use of information communications technology in (a) the Cabinet Office,...

      Honours: Arts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster who the Chair of the Arts and Media Honours Committee is; on what date the appointment was made; and for how long a term.

      Minimum Wage: Darlington

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what estimate he has made of the number of people in Darlington constituency whose income rose following the introduction of the national minimum wage.

  • Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform

    • Consumer Credit: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what recent discussions he has had with the Office of Fair Trading on renewal of consumer credit licences.

    • Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform what activities have been undertaken by his Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when he plans to reply to the letter of 19 January 2009 from the hon. Member for Northavon sent on behalf...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform when a reply will be sent to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 18 March 2009,...

      Members: Correspondence

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

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Tidal Impoundment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the viability of tidal impoundment schemes for electricity generation.

    • Estuaries: Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which estuaries in Great Britain are being considered for possible electricity-generating barrages; and if he will make a statement.

      Policy Adaptation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to discuss Government policy on adaptation to climate...

      Nuclear Waste Export

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he next plans to review the effectiveness of the law on the export of nuclear waste; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Capture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the current efficacy of carbon capture technologies in coal-fired power stations.

      Offshore Wind Farms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he next expects to meet representatives of renewable energy companies to discuss offshore wind farms.

      Coal-fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his timetable is for consultation on the framework for development of new coal-fired power stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the establishment of plants to demonstrate carbon capture and storage technology; and if he will make a...

      Climate Change: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met his US counterpart to discuss climate change.

      Departmental Mobile Phones

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

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects smart meters to have been installed in every home in North West Leicestershire constituency.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints he has received about the operation of the Warm Front scheme in 2009.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward measures to promote community ownership of wind energy generation.

      Wind Power: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Health on the effect of the operation of wind turbines on public health.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of asylum cases were brought to a conclusion, including appeals, (a) within two months, (b) between two and...

    • Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training UK Border Agency staff will receive as part of the introduction of e-borders.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 1278W, on crime: statistics, which classification each of these offences now...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many educational institutions have received a rating of (a) A, (b) B and (c) F from the UK Border Agency under the new Tier 4...

      Internet: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what requirements there are for UK internet service providers wishing to use deep packet inspection targeted advertising systems to obtain...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 4 December 2008 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mrs. Shakeela Band.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects to reply to the letter dated 20 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mrs. Kadididja Benguana...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to reply to the letter of 20 April 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. S. Tygier.

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attempted frauds in applications for passports have been detected by the Identity and Passport Service in each of the last five years.

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports have been issued to individuals who were subsequently found to have used the identities of deceased British citizens to...

      Police: Powers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what timetable she has set for returning to custody sergeants the power to charge individuals in respect of all offences triable in...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she plans to answer Question (a) 241867, on personal data, (b) 241874, on departmental procurement, (c) 241656, on visas, (d)...

  • Prime Minister

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Reviews

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

  • Innovation, Universities and Skills

    • Departmental Billing

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

    • Departmental ICT

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

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much expenditure was incurred by his Department in respect of the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009; (2) what...

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were in residential care in each local authority area in England in each year since 2000.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects Ofsted next to report on lessons from serious case reviews.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps his Department has taken to adapt to climate change in the last two years; (2) what estimate he has made of his...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he has taken to reduce the levels of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the operation of ICT systems in his...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, column 1708W, on departmental training, which Ministers attended the...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many work placements his Department and its predecessors offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c)...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many actions under employment law have been brought against his Department and its predecessor in each of the last three...

      Faith Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department provided to religious bodies as a contribution to their capital expenditure on voluntary-aided schools...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average A-level points score per pupil was for secondary schools with sixth forms of (a) 50 or fewer, (b) 51 to 100,...

      GCE A-Level: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who sat A-level history at mainstream maintained schools gained an A to E grade in that...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils did not gain a single GCSE grade excluding equivalents in 2008.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils, including those in the cohort but not entered for examination, in (a) comprehensive...

      GCSE: Citizenship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils sat a GCSE in citizenship studies in each of the last five years; (2) how many pupils sat GCSEs in both...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which official of his Department minuted the meeting of 17 June 2008 between the Minister of State for Schools and David Gee about...

      National Curriculum Tests: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils who attended a school in the Reading Local Education Authority area took the Key...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children of between five and seven years have been (a) excluded from school for a fixed period and (b) permanently...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to ensure that school pupils eat healthy meals at school lunchtimes.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of maintained schools with asbestos in the fabric of the school building; and if he will...

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many of the 100,000 jobs the Government plans to create he expects to result from school capital projects.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the area of land used for school playing fields (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which...

      Schools: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the (a) methodology and (b) frequency of fire safety inspections in schools.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational needs attended special schools in the (a) England, (b) the...

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

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

      Special Educational Needs: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special school pupils who were eligible for free school meals had an absence rate...

      Special Educational Needs: Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of permanent exclusions were given to pupils in mainstream schools with a statement of special...

      Sure Start: Greater Manchester

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

  • Health

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what priority is accorded to pathogen inactivation for blood products by the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs; and if he will...

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the Steele Review of NHS dentistry in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the Steele Review of NHS dentistry in England; and from which budgetary allocation the...

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the extent to which the NHS is achieving compliance with National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's guidance note of May 2008, Long Term Neurological Conditions—A Good Practice Guide to...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people (a) in total and (b) under the age of 25 years have been diagnosed with epilepsy in (i) England, (ii) the East Midlands and (iii)...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many support groups there are in (a) England, (b) the East Midlands and (c) Leicester for those diagnosed with epilepsy and their families.

      Health Professions: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect of recent changes to Tier One immigration rules for highly skilled migrants on numbers of applications to...

      Health Professions: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effects of recent changes to Tiers One and Two of the immigration rules on medical workforce planning; and if he...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to NHS hospital trusts on the rules and conventions that apply to clinical attachments; and if he will make a statement.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of primary care trusts participated in the National Lung Cancer Audit for 2007; and what steps his Department has taken to encourage...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many lung cancer patients the NHS had in 2007; and how many of these were aged (a) under 50, (b) between 50 and 59, (c) between 60 and 69 (d)...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of lung cancer patients who do not have access to a specialist thoracic surgeon.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of lung cancer patients are being treated by a (a) cardio-thoracic and (b) specialist thoracic surgeon in the last 12 months for...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research into lyme disease his Department plans for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Measles, Mumps and Rubella

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reported cases of (a) mumps, (b) measles and (c) rubella there were in each year since 1997.

      NHS Appointments Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department incurred on the NHS Appointments Service in the last 12 months; and how many people were employed by the service at the...

      NHS: Innovation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) terms of reference have and (b) timetable has been set for the review of innovation in the NHS led by Professor Kennedy.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist thoracic surgeons were employed by the NHS at the latest date for which figures are available.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many fully-trained (a) psychiatrists, (b) psychologists, (c) psychiatric nurses and (d) social workers there were in the NHS in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2008.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect the prohibition on smoking in public places has had on the incidence of littering.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the use of branded generics in nicotine replacement therapy.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure the NHS incurred on nicotine replacement therapy products in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost per pupil immunised of BCG vaccination was in the period immediately before the universal vaccination programme was ended; and if he will...

      Welfare Food Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) nurseries and (b) other day care facilities participate in his Department's Welfare Food Scheme by offering free milk to children of less...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

    • Developing Countries: Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons his Department's Community Linking scheme has been delayed; and if he will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to assist least developed countries with their debt repayments in the current economic situation.

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take in response to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development Secretary-General's request for a...

      North Korea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing (a) directly and (b) via non-governmental organisations to alleviate conditions of...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the Quick Impact Project Evaluation report published by the Stabilisation Unit in March 2008.

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what percentage of development aid was spent on projects related to population growth and reproductive and sexual health...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what bilateral aid his Department provided for projects concerned with sexual and reproductive health and rights and HIV/AIDS in (a)...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what payments his Department made to (a) United Nations Population Fund, (b) World Health Organisation, (c) UNICEF, (d) UNAIDS,...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what expenditure his Department incurred on reproductive health commodities in (a) 2003-04, (b) 2004-05, (c) 2005-06, (d) 2006-07,...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the government of Sri Lanka on (a) freedom of movement of individuals in the camps for those...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council tax payers were resident in each English county in each of the last five years.

    • Council Tax: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much on average the reduction in council tax liability for Surrey residents will be following the capping of the Surrey...

      Council Tax: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate she has made of the average cost to council tax payers in Surrey of council tax rebilling for 2009-10 arising from...

      Housing Corporation: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 24 April 2009, Official Report, columns 911-2W, on the Homes and...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings her Department has had with business rates software providers to local authorities to discuss the system...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the quarterly receipts from business rates in each local authority were in each year since 2005; what the projected...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many port operators have opted for the fast-track review of their business rate assessment offered by her Department; how...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to publish each quarter a report of (a) the number and percentage of port operators required to...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many preserved Right to Buy sales there have been in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 May 2009, Official Report, columns 450-51W, on housing: low incomes, what the net change to the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes for social rent were (a) built and (b) acquired in each year since 1980.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered social landlords requested section 9 consent to dispose in each of the last three years; and how many of...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Disease Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the fees for testing disinfectants for approval for use for foot and mouth diseases and swine vesicular disease are increased from £1,490 to £1,865...

    • Children: ContactPoint

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current projected cost and date of implementation of the ContactPoint database.

      Children: ContactPoint

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities must register the mobile phone numbers of parents ordinarily resident in England on the ContactPoint database, rather than home or...

      Children: ContactPoint

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to advise parents on the process of "shielding" on the Contact Point database.

      Children: ContactPoint

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the training programmes and format for the accreditation for security purposes required by professionals who will work with the children and young people...

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

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

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in advance of the ContactPoint database being activated, professionals who work with children will have undergone Criminal Records Bureau checks; when...

      Cycling: Safety

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the game on the Cycling Safety page on the Tales of the Road website (http://talesoftheroad....

      Employment: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in light of the report entitled Discrimination in Recruitment: Evidence from a Field Experiment, carried out by the Economic and Social Research Institute of the...

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the additional financial support set out in the Budget for offshore wind farms will add to electricity consumers' bills.

      Equal Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that the publication by an employer of information indicating the average pay of women and men respectively in the employer's undertaking...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 24 April (WA 419), whether the selection process for appointing the chair and...

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend the regulations to be made under clause 73 of the Equality Bill to require employers to publish information sufficient to identify gender pay...

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the justification for excluding from the scope of clause 73 of the Equality Bill employers who have fewer than 250 employees.

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government having regard to the obligations imposed upon employers under the Equal Pay Act 1970 as amended to secure equal pay for women and men without sex discrimination,...

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the power proposed in clause 73 of the Equality Bill and regulations made thereunder would have to be interpreted and applied so as to comply with the...

      EU: Legislation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 18 May (WA 253), (a) what would be the likely cost of research into the proportion of United Kingdom...

      Food and Environment Research Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Hilary Benn, on 23 March (Official Report, House of Commons,...

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

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

      Government Departments: Relocation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an official announcement has been made on any scheme for the location of Government departments on a new site adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly station on...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 20 April (WA 348), why they do not maintain a list of the names and types of cases where the United Kingdom...

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the interdepartmental committee on organophosphates, also known as the Carden Committee, last met; what subjects were discussed; whether their deliberations...

      Products of Animal Origin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the quantity of personal imports of products of animal origin that will follow the introduction of the new paragraph (7) in regulation 4...

      Rats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the number of rats in the United Kingdom in each year for which figures are available since 2001. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role of volunteers in providing one-to-one reading support in primary schools. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether only...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received communications from individuals or companies expressing interest in financing the proposed airport in St Helena; and, if so, whether any...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last met Impregilo, the preferred bidder for the proposed airport in St Helena; and what was the outcome of the meeting.

      Student Loans

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to sell off part of the student loan book, as provided for in the Sale of Student Loans Act 2008.

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what help they have given or offered to the Government of Mexico to contain swine flu.

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the prosecutions in Turkey of Ahmet Turk, Emin Ayna, Fatma Kurtulan, Sebahettin Demirtas, Sebahat Tuncel and Aysel Tugluk, some of whom are elected...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which authority monitors the standards of establishments in Zimbabwe approved under Commission Decision 94/40/EC for the purpose of importing meat products into...

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