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Written answers

Monday, 8 June 2009

  • Wales

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what booklets have been produced for publication by the Wales Office since 1 January 2005; and what the (a) print run, (b) production cost, (c)...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Leader of the House how many members of staff in her office were dismissed (a) for under-performance and (b) in total in each of the last 10 years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what publications Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland has made in the last five financial years; how much each publication cost; and to...

    • Community Safety Partnerships: County Down

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which organisations are represented on the North Down Community Safety Partnership; which organisations received funding from the partnership in...

      Crime: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to raise awareness of criminal offences involving wildlife.

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many breaches of security have been reported at (a) the Compensation Agency, (b) the Forensic Science Northern Ireland, (c) the Northern...

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Economic and Monetary Union

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

      Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate his Department has made of the number of home-owners in Northern Ireland who are in negative equity.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Free Theatre Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tickets have been distributed under his Department's free theatre initiative.

    • Economic Recovery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of the cultural sector towards economic recovery.

      Digital Switchover

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to ensure that understanding and usage of audio description by elderly people is promoted as part of digital...

      Community Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of the recession on community sports clubs.

      Local Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the outcome was of his Department's recent summit on local media; and if he will make a statement.

      Cricket

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many sports clubs in receipt of public funds field under-18 cricket teams to play competitive fixtures.

      Community Arts: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department allocated to community arts programmes in Coventry in each of the last three years.

      UK Television Content

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with commercial broadcasters on their funding of original UK television content.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effects of the recession on the tourist industry; and if he will make a statement.

      Horserace Betting Levy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on the appointment of a new chairman of the Horserace Betting Levy Board; and if he will make a statement.

      Play: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding each of the 89 local authorities awarded funding under the National Play Strategy in December 2008 has received.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Climate Change

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

    • Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to page 61, paragraph 15.6 of the 2009 Value for Money Update, which activities (a) in the UK and (b) overseas...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many notifications his Department made to the Information Commissioner in the year ended 30 April 2009 in respect of the...

      EU Institutions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made a projection of trends in the proportion of the staff of European Union institutions made up of UK nationals...

      EU Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his counterparts from other EU member states on the EU's...

      European Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates he had (a) discussions and (b) meetings with the European Union Special Representative for Afghanistan on the...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the Government's decision to explore contacts with the political wing...

      India: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has received regarding the detention by the Indian authorities of Dr. Binayak Sen;...

      Kosovo: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on establishing diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kosovo; and if he will make a statement.

      North Korea: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on whether the plutonium production reactor at Yongbyon in North Korea was based on the published...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made at the UN Conference on Disarmament on the negotiation of a treaty prohibiting the production of...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received in the case of Qamar David, on trial in Karachi on blasphemy charges; what representations...

      Republic of Ireland: Treaty of Lisbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the EU has spent on providing information in Ireland on the treaty of Lisbon; and if he will make a statement.

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department next plans to assess the (a) political and (b) human rights situation in Tibet.

  • Olympics

    • Shooting Venue

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent representations she has received on the shooting venue for the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Environmental Sustainability

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will make it her policy to ensure that the London 2012 Olympics are environmentally sustainable.

      Sporting and Cultural Activities

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had with representatives of local authorities on their involvement in sporting and cultural activities which embody the spirit...

      Paralympics

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what criteria will be used to judge the success of the London 2012 Paralympics.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the number of apprenticeships that will be available on sites being developed to host the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel taking rest and recuperation from Operation Herrick in Afghanistan have been delayed for more than 24 hours awaiting...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilians have been killed by enhanced blast munitions in Afghanistan since 2007.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answers of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 1993W and 24 February 2009 Official Report, column 741W, on apprentices, for what...

      Armed Forces: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of personnel in each regiment of the Army were Commonwealth soldiers at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the estimate in the 2006 Defence White Paper that running costs of the proposed future deterrent would represent 5 to 6 per cent. of the defence...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department has incurred in administering its bonus scheme for staff in each financial year since 2005-06.

      Ex-servicemen: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1277-78W, on ex-servicemen: mental health, what support his Department has provided for...

      Ex-servicemen: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on the Careers Transition Partnership scheme in each year since 1998.

      Fremington Army Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of Fremington Army Camp in (a) preparing service personnel for operations and (b) provision of...

      Kenley Airfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of (a) purchasing and (b) installing the interim fencing at Kenley airfield is.

      Maritime Airborne Surveillance System Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to take the main gate decision for the Maritime Airborne Surveillance system; and what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing...

      Met Office: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations contained in the Pitt report on flooding regarding the Met Office's forecasting...

      Military Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the new (a) 4x4 Supacat Jackal 2 patrol vehicles and (b) 6x6 Coyote tactical support variant vehicles to be delivered to the Army.

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department incurred on (a) leasing and (b) maintaining white fleet vehicles in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which principal Royal Navy ships are currently deployed with at least one helicopter on board.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons classified documents relating to Royal Navy submarines were erroneously delivered to a metal armaments company in Swadlincote; and if he...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether it is his Department's policy to keep Royal Navy warships at sea for longer periods when required operationally by allocating two crews to each...

      RAF St. Athan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when construction work on the St. Athan military academy is expected to start.

      Reserve Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable has been set for reaching the target personnel establishment for the (a) Territorial Army and (b) reserve forces.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether each of the boats in the Astute submarine programme are on target to enter service on their scheduled dates.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that Initial Gate decisions on the Trident replacement programme are not announced during the 2009 summer adjournment.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will re-evaluate his Department's recommendation for an upgraded Trident missile programme.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) weapons and (b) rounds of ammunition for which (i) his Department has and (ii) the armed forces have responsibility have gone missing in the...

  • Transport

    • A1: Gateshead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is planning to take to reduce traffic delays on the A1 Western Bypass in Gateshead; and if he will make a statement.

    • Channel Tunnel Intergovernmental Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what agenda items were discussed at the most recent meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission; and on what dates the Commission has met in the last...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Fares

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will seek to secure from the Intergovernmental Commission a reduction in charges levied for train traffic through the Channel Tunnel.

      Driving Offences: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many convictions of drivers who failed to inform the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency of their unfitness to drive on medical grounds there have...

      Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the average forward booking time for module (a) 1 and (b) 2 of the new motorcycle test.

      Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of applicants for motorcycle tests who reside within (a) 20 miles and (b) 45 minutes travel time...

      Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what the reasons are for the difference between the percentage increase in fees for driving tests for motorcycles and driving tests for cars in the...

      Driving Tests: Motorcycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of using or adapting existing testing facilities to deliver both modules of the new motorcycle test until...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what research the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has commissioned on loading guidance for small fishing vessels in the last four years; and if he will...

      Lorries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many heavy goods-vehicle drivers with (a) UK and (b) non-UK driving licences drove heavy goods vehicles on UK roads in the latest period for...

      Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many cars were registered to owners resident in each English county in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps have been taken by his Department to ensure adequate emergency welfare support is available to passengers stranded on the rail network in...

      Roads: Salisbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what recent progress has been made on upgrading the rail track and bridges on the Southampton diversionary container route via Salisbury.

      South West Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the franchise agreement with South West Trains.

      Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) (Amendment) Order 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what discussions he has had with local authorities on the provisions of the Travel Concessions (Eligible Services) (Amendment) Order 2009.

      Wolverton Station: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport when he expects work on the planned upgrade of Wolverton railway station to begin; and what the reasons are for the change in the timetable set for...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each police force area in Wales aged (a) under 18 years and (b) between 18 and 24 years have been (i) cautioned and (ii)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total revenue from fines imposed on those selling alcohol to under-age people was in each year since 2003.

      Animal Experiments: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions she has had with animal welfare organisations on the revision of Directive 86/609/EEC on the protection of animals...

      Burglary: Rotherham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of burglary were reported in Rotherham constituency in each year since 2001.

      Crimes of Violence: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were committed against those aged 60 years and over in (a) Crosby constituency and (b) England in each of the last...

      Damian Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the evidential basis was for the claim made by senior officials in her Department that the unauthorised disclosure of information to the...

      Damian Green

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she was informed that the hon. Member for Ashford would not be prosecuted; and if she will make a statement.

      Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions her special advisers have had with (a) Ministers, (b) civil servants and (c) others on the police investigation into the...

      Driving Offences: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of persons (a) committing traffic offences and (b) involved in road traffic accidents have been offered driver...

      Theft: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will issue guidance to police forces on the distinction between (a) opportunistic and (b) planned theft in the administering of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what risk descriptions are listed in the carbon capture and storage demonstration procurement project risk register; (2) which...

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the minimum requirement of net electricity output will be from carbon capture and storage demonstration plants under the...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) when the carbon capture and storage demonstration procurement project risk register was created; when it was last updated; and if...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress has been made in the development of carbon capture and storage technology; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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 Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on compliance with requirements of health and safety at work legislation since its creation; and if he...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on IT training for its staff since its creation.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many work placements his Department has offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c) graduates since its creation.

      Electricite de France

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with Vincent De Rivaz, Chief Executive of EDF UK, in respect of his statement on 26 May 2009 that EDF UK...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations his Department and its predecessor have received from (a) the Association of Electricity Producers and (b) Drax...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of UK energy demand that was met by energy from (a) fossil fuel sources in (i) each year...

      Energy Industry: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage employers in the energy sector to create new jobs in the UK.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on the simplification and standardisation of energy bills for the purposes of assisting...

      Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent from the public purse on the generation of energy from (a) oil, (b) gas, (c) coal, (d) nuclear sources and...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will have discussions with smaller energy suppliers on their practice in introducing smart meters at minimal cost to consumers.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward legislative proposals to restrict to a minimum the cost to consumers of the introduction of smart meters.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on energy prices of measures to implement commitments to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress his Department has made in its (a) survey and (b) review of (i) the resilience of and (ii) resilience plans developed...

      Fossil Fuel Levy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the balance of the Scottish fossil fuel levy account was on 31 March 2009.

      Fuel Oil: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the volume of domestic fuel oil consumed by households in Lancashire between 1 November and 31 March in...

      Fuel Poverty: North-West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what trends in energy prices he forecasts for the forthcoming winter; and what assessment he has made of the likely effect of those...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his latest estimate is of the average monthly fuel bill for a (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedroom, (c) three bedroom and (d) four...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many houses have been insulated in (a) each region of England and (b) Darlington under Government schemes in each of the last...

      International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Co-operation (IPEEC) was launched; what resources the UK has committed in...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) solar photovoltaic (PV) and (b) other projects have been completed under the low carbon buildings programme Phase 2; how...

      Mines Rescue Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 72W, on the Mines Rescue Service: finance, what recent...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will provide funding for travel and accommodation for stakeholders to attend the meeting on civil plutonium policy being held at...

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who was invited to his Department's meeting on plutonium management at the Manchester Airport Hotel on 21 May 2009; who (a) accepted...

      Regional Electricity Companies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received from (a) the Association of Electricity Producers and (b) Drax Power Limited on the effects of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the proportion of electricity generated from renewable sources of...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much and what proportion of the UK electricity supply came from renewable sources in each year since 2006.

      Renewable Energy: River Severn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent from the public purse since 1980 on projects to provide renewable energy from the river Severn.

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the draw-down and utilisation of the fund for the promotion of energy use...

      Solar Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the merits of increasing the level of the subsidy available to homeowners for the...

      Thorp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons Nuclear Management Partners and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority decided to close the Thermal Oxide Reprocessing...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1399W, on trade unions, what office facilities his Department...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many wind turbines will be erected over the next three years; and what recent estimate he has made of the effect this will have on...

      Wind Power: South Downs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria his Department employed in determining award of the contract for the construction of wind turbines in the South Downs...

      Wind Power: South Downs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the wind turbines in the South Downs National Park near East Meon were (a) planned and (b) offered out to tender; and which...

      Wind Power: South Downs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with the management of Vesta plants in Southampton and the Isle of Wight on proposals for the...

      Wind Power: South Downs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make an estimate of likely levels of retention of the skilled workforce at the Vesta turbine plants in Southampton and on...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether users of the ContactPoint database will be able to gain access to the database via wireless connections.

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many officials work in his Department's Young People Directorate; and how many officials in that Directorate work for the (a)...

      GCSE: Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) 16 to 19 year olds, (b) 19 to 25 year olds and (c) over 25 year olds have been entered for a mathematics GCSE...

      Pre-school education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many state-funded nursery places there are in each local authority area; how many of these are occupied; and if he will make a...

      Racial Harassment: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were (a) excluded from school and (b) otherwise disciplined in Barnsley for a racist attack on a teacher in...

      Truancy: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents have been fined as a result of their children not attending school in each borough in Greater Manchester in each...

      Young Offender Institutions: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding each young offender institution (YOI) received from the Learning and Skills Council for the provision of...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Stationery

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

    • Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants in (a) each region, (b) each Jobcentre Plus district and (c) the UK (i) had and...

  • Health

    • Carers: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of how much of the £150 million allocated to primary care trusts for the purposes of carers' breaks and respite care has...

    • Community Care: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the forthcoming social care Green Paper will contain proposals to assist older people to live independently at home through housing adaptations.

      Dental Services: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each primary care trust has spent per capita of the population it serves on the provision of NHS dental services in each of the last five years.

      Depressive Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which organisations he has discussed the draft National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence clinical guidelines for psychotherapy treatments...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of patients with suspected epilepsy who died between first presentation and first appointment with a...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) in total and (b) under the age of 25 incurred serious injuries where epilepsy was a contributing factor in each of the last five years.

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been provided to organisations in Leicester for (a) research into and (b) treatment of epilepsy in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation with (a) all staff and (b) trade unions has taken place in primary care trusts on the transfer of community services; and if he will...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, columns 107-08W, on hospital wards, how much funding had been allocated to each project in each...

      Hospitals: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the project to build a new hospital on the Southmead Hospital site; how much will be paid to the preferred...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he plans to issue to local authorities on carrying out their proposed duties under Clause 2 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many lung cancer patients in each (a) cancer network and (b) strategic health authority area received (i) surgical resection, (ii) chemotherapy,...

      Lyme Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent advice on Lyme disease his Department has received from the National Expert Panel on New and Emerging Infections; and at what date such...

      Memory Clinics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many memory clinics for dementia sufferers have been established (a) in England and (b) in Gloucestershire in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to facilitate the provision by primary care trusts of single sex wards in psychiatric units; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dedicated in-patient beds for mental health patients there are in each NHS primary care trust area in England.

      Myasthenia Gravis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for treatment for patients diagnosed with myasthenia gravis was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Human Tissue Authority to publish its report on human tissue legislation and the regulation of tissue-based research.

      Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts include on surgery consent forms an option for patients to consent to the storage and use of their tissue for research purposes.

  • Treasury

    • Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what budget has been allocated to Sir John Chadwick's office for its review of the payment of compensation to Equitable Life policy-holders; (2) how...

    • Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes in the UK's holding of currency reserves there have been in each year since 1997.

      Gold and Foreign Exchange Reserves

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what gold reserves the Government hold.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many responses his Department received to its consultation on regulation of the sale and rent back market; and by what date he expects to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 10 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mrs E. Flint.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the tax department of HM Revenue and Customs uses auditable systems to record the date on which correspondence is received.

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rights of entry debt collectors acting on behalf of HM Revenue and Customs have.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse (a) in total and (b) per £1,000 of revenue collected was of the administration of (i) value added tax, (ii) income...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans she has to encourage the development of more allotments; what guidance she has provided to local authorities on this...

    • Departmental Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many films her Department has produced in (a) video, (b) DVD and (c) digital formats in the last 12 months; and what the...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legal costs were incurred in the Court of Appeal by (a) her Department, (b) the London Fire and Emergency Planning...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many editions of her Department's We Can publication have been produced; to whom her Department distributes that...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many breaches of security have been reported at (a) the Fire Service College, (b) Ordnance Survey, (c) the Planning...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the title is of each course run by the National School of Government that members of her Department have attended in the...

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what activities have been undertaken by her Department's Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Eco-Towns: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 8 May 2009, Official Report, columns 442-43W, on...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic fires involving (a) pushchairs and (b) car seats suitable for infants from birth to six months old have been...

      HomeBuy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether her Department owns the (a) trademark, (b) copyright and (c) patent for the HomeBuy brand.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes classified as energy-efficient have been built in (a) West Chelmsford constituency, (b) Essex and (c) England...

      Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent from the public purse on additional housing stock in each year since 1980.

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities provide home improvement grants and loans for flood resistance and resilience products.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new tenancies were initiated under the Rent to Homebuy scheme in 2008-09; and how many have been initiated in 2009-10...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding (a) her Department, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies and (c) the Tenant...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2009, Official Report, columns 1357-58W, on housing: regeneration, what the (a) date and (b)...

      Local Government: Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if she will make it her policy to encourage local authorities to buy British-made cars for official use.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many information leaflets have been produced for the (a) Homeowners Mortgage Support and (b) Mortgage Rescue Scheme; and...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when her Department plans to begin its publication of statistics on take-up of the Homeowners Mortgage Support scheme.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when (a) HSBC, (b) Barclays, (c) Alliance and Leicester, (d) Abbey and (e) Nationwide began to offer comparable...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when (a) the Bank of Ireland, (b) GE Money, (c) GMAC, (d) Kensington Mortgages, (e) the Post Office and (f) Standard Life...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether under the business rates deferral scheme local authorities will be required to issue a business with a rebate in...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 202W, on Local Government Finance Act 1988, (1) whether she...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 203W, on non-domestic rates, whether the full funding by her...

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 397W, on official...

      Smoke Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment she has made of the effect of rates of adoption of domestic smoke alarms between 1988 and 2000 on the rates of...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Travellers' caravans on unauthorised sites without planning permission in England, were (a) tolerated and (b) not...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was allocated to the United Nations Development Programme by his Department for use in Afghanistan in each of the last five...

    • Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consideration the Government have given to further measures to deliver aid to the Irrawaddy Delta region of Burma following...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998 in the last three...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to Lord Jones of Cheltenham of 11 May 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA159, on the Department...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which of the public appointments for which his Department is responsible are due to be (a) renewed and (b) filled in the next 24...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department paid to (a) recruitment agencies and (b) recruitment consultants in each of the last three financial years...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which UN humanitarian aid can be delivered to Gaza without hindrance.

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of levels of access to Gaza for humanitarian aid and reconstruction material; and if he will make a...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial support his Department has given to the government of Sri Lanka for the construction and maintenance of resettlement...

      St. Helena: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effects of not building an airport on St. Helena on the island's population.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to reply to question 263970 on departmental recruitment tabled by the hon. Member for Cotswold on 11 March 2009.

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in respect of Zimbabwean refugees living in Zimbabwe and neighbouring...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16...

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills what car journeys he undertook in attending the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

      Companies House: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the performance of Companies House in achieving its targets in 2008-09.

      Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his latest estimate is of the number of people who have a statutory right to request flexible working as a result...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts his Department has held with (a) UBS, (b) Barclays Capital, (c) Goldman Sachs, (d) Morgan...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials work in the (a) Further Education, (b) Higher Education and (c) Business and Skills division of his...

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of the reduction or removal of trade credit insurance on the exports of...

      Graduates: Science

      To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation, and Skills how many and what proportion of postgraduate students studying (a) science, (b) technology, (c) engineering and (d)...

      Higher Education: Plymouth

      To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students resident in Plymouth, Sutton were in higher education in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest date for which...

      Insolvency: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Chingford and (b) Woodford Green have entered administration in the last 12 months.

      Metals: Prices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect of recent reductions in scrap metal prices on the scrap metal industry and...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to announce the outcome of his Department's consultation on proposals to amend national minimum wage...

      Newsagents: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions the Secretary of State has had with ministerial colleagues on the effect of closures of local...

      Professional Bodies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many complaints have been made against each recognised professional body in each of the last three years;...

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will introduce legislation to replace the recognised professional bodies with a single statutory regulator.

      Risk and Regulation Advisory Council: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure under which budgetary headings the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council incurred on (a) forum...

      Students: Employment

      To ask the Minister of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of students in further education who supplement their student loans with a...

  • Justice

    • Climate Change

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

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) charges and (b) prosecutions there have been under the provisions of the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 of retailers suspected...

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people employed by his Department are Republic of Ireland nationals.

      Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff aged over (a) 55 and (b) 65 years his Department employs.

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of fines issued for (a) shoplifting, (b) parking offences and (c) alcohol-related offences were paid (i) at the first opportunity and...

      Internet: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the data sharing implications of Phorm.

      Land Registry: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints about the way in which a land registration decision had been reached were investigated by the Office of the Independent Complaints...

      Lindholme Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners at Lindholme Prison share a cell designed for two cellmates with at least two others in each of the last three years.

      National Offender Management Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice who each Senior Responsible Owner of the C-NOMIS is; and on what date each was appointed.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the cost of recruitment of Directors of Offender Management in the National Offender Management Service has been to date; (2) whether all the...

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what expenditure his Department has incurred on the National Offender Management Service in each year since the service was established.

      National Offender Management Service: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much time the National Offender Management Service spent recording ethnic monitoring data in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 80-81W, on prison accommodation, if he will publish (a) the original list of sites...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cells are not in use in each (a) prison for adult males, (b) prison for adult females, (c) young offender institution for males and (d)...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners had been reassessed and recategorised into a different security level to that of their current prison on 1 March 2009 and were...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) infrastructural and physical and (b) security criteria are for buildings that are to be designated (i) category C and (ii) category D prisons.

      Prisons: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many disused military sites have been acquired and converted into category (a) A, (b) B, (c) C and (d) D prisons in each of the last 30 years.

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to ensure that trainee probation officers due to qualify in September 2009 are offered jobs in the Probation Service.

      Probation: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what expenditure his Department and its predecessor incurred on the Probation Service in each year since 2000.

      Probation: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the (a) community and (b) custody caseload was for North Yorkshire Probation Area on 31 March of each of the last five financial years; (2)...

      Probation: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what the (a) community and (b) custody caseload for Staffordshire probation area was on 31 March in each of the last five financial years; (2)...

      Referral Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many young people are subject to referral orders; (2) how many referral orders have been made in the last six months.

      Regional Offender Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offender managers were in post in the Prison Service in each of the last three years.

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's high-visibility community payback schemes; (2) what research his...

      Restorative Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have served on high-visibility community payback schemes in the last six months.

      West Midlands Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the total (a) community and (b) custody caseload has been of West Midlands Probation Service on 31 March in each year since 2004.

      West Midlands Probation Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the budget of West Midlands Probation Service has been spent on management and administration in each year since 2004-05.

      West Midlands Probation Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) qualified probation officers and (b) probation service officers have been employed by West Midlands Probation Service on 31 March in each...

      Young Offenders: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Youth Justice Board allocated to programmes aimed at reducing re-offending in each year since 1999.

      Young Offenders: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has allocated to the Youth Justice Board for preventative programmes in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

  • House of Lords

    • Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alcohol-related disturbances occurred on trains in 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008.

    • Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many hours in aggregate have the C-17s operated by the Royal Air Force flown; how many are planned for 2009—10; when each of them is anticipated to reach...

      Broadcasting: Political Balance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have in place to ensure party political balance in broadcasting.

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the discussions between the British High Commission in Cyprus and the Government of Cyprus regarding the ability of United Kingdom...

      Damian McBride

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether severance, redundancy or pay in lieu of notice is being arranged for Damian McBride; whether early commencement of pension or any enhancement is being...

      Energy: Electricity Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of electricity consumed in England and Wales was produced by hydroelectric power in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the forecast capacity of wind-powered electricity generators from Wales expected to be incorporated into the National Grid; and which individual proposals...

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the contribution to the National Grid made by wind power during the coldest days between November 2008 and March 2009.

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their projection of the cost of building all further wind turbines required to enable them to meet their 2020 renewable energy targets, including...

      Global Peace Index

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will give to the development of the Global Peace Index.

      GM Europe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conflicts of interest have been identified concerning discussions taking place about the future of GM Europe; how they were identified; and how they have been...

      Government: Conflicts of Interest

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are taken to ensure that (a) no conflict of interest arises, (b) any potential conflict of interest is recognised, and (c) conflicts of interest are...

      Iran: Missile Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of protection of British troops serving in Iraq, Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf, in the light of the new Iranian...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, David Miliband, met the Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Liberman, but has not been...

      Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent statements by Hezbollah's leadership that they are acquiring more sophisticated military technology.

      Lebanon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent statements by Hezbollah's Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, that his organisation is ready for war with Israel.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which cases for judicial review in Northern Ireland have been granted legal aid in the past year and at what cost.

      Northern Ireland Office: Hire Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grades of officials in the Northern Ireland Officer are allowed to use hire cars; what are the criteria for such use; and who makes the decision on such use.

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the British Embassy in Washington is aware of the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's encouragement of United States...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the report of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission on the possibility of a Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland and the minority dissenting report...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Lord President (Baroness Royall of Blaisdon) on 19 May (WA 299), whether the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland meant in saying at the meeting of the House of Commons Northern Ireland Affairs Select Committee on 1 April that...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether an assessment has been made of the benefits to the United Kingdom, outside London, of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games; and what evidence there is to...

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what countries receive for detention pirates captured off the Horn of Africa.

      Post Office: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage companies to recognise British Forces Post Office addresses so that members of the Armed Forces serving abroad may place...

      Post Offices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Post Offices in communities designated as needing Post Offices under the network change programme have been listed for closure. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Railways: Capacity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of potential off-peak capacity on the rail network.

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people aged 60 or over own a senior railcard.

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of rail tickets sold using the (a) 16—25 railcard, (b) senior railcard, and (c) disabled persons railcard in 2008—09; and how...

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much net revenue (after deducting administrative expenses) was received by the train operators from the sale of (a) 16—25 railcards, (b) senior...

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rail journeys were made in 2008—09 using the senior railcard.

      Railways: Railcards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the annual value of potential rail travel by persons aged 60 or over if the senior railcard or an equivalent were issued free of...

      Sefton Coast: Oil and Gas Rigs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have plans for more oil rigs or gas rigs or both to be erected off the Sefton coast in the Irish Sea.

      Sierra Leone

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the situation in Sierra Leone; what discussions they have had with the government of Sierra Leone; and what plans they have to...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent contacts they have had with Impregilo, the preferred bidder to build an airport in St Helena; what were the results of those contacts; and what...

      Vauxhall Car Production

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contact there has been between (a) the Department for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform, and (b) Lord Mandelson, and (1) Oleg Deripaska, and (2)...

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