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Written answers

Wednesday, 10 June 2009

  • Wales

    • Dairy Products

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will discuss with ministerial colleagues the promotion in England of dairy products produced in Wales.

    • Carbon Capture Pilot: Aberthaw

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with RWE npower on government assistance for the development of the carbon capture pilot project at Aberthaw; and if he will...

      Welsh Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on measures to assist economic recovery in Wales.

      Welsh Economy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and the Welsh Assembly Government on the state of the Welsh economy.

      Draft Legislative Competence Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the speed and effectiveness of each stage of the process for considering draft legislative competence orders.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many notifications his Department made to the Information Commissioner in the year ended 30 April 2009 in respect of the loss or mishandling of...

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the change in the level of carbon dioxide emissions attributable to the liberalisation of aviation within the...

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department holds on which airlines provide carbon dioxide emissions information on their air tickets.

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April...

      Climate Change

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

      Climate Change

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many days on average (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies has taken to pay invoices from suppliers in each month since...

      Global Positioning System

      To ask the Minster of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the safety implications of possible failures of the Global Positioning System.

      M1: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the hours of work of the contractors carrying out the widening of the M1 motorway between junctions 25 and 28 are; what consideration...

      Railways: Publicity

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Cheadle of 12 January 2009, Official Report, column 399W, on railways: mobility, for what...

      Transport: Coventry

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the effects on the environment in the Coventry area of (a) public, (b) road and (c)...

  • Northern Ireland

  • Defence

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many external consultants are employed by (a) his Department and (b) the Army in relation to military operations in each area of Afghanistan;...

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officials in his Department are suspended; how many are suspended on full pay; for how long each has been suspended; and what the reasons are...

      Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the framework for the research to be commissioned on the prevalence of certain conditions among the children of nuclear test veterans;...

      Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration he has given to the British Nuclear Test Veterans' Association request for recognition for nuclear test veterans; and when he expects...

      Ex-servicemen: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of research commissioned by his Department on the incidence of suicide among former service personnel.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the repair work to the UK vessel occasioned by the collision between French and British ballistic missile submarines will be completed; and if he...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Fisheries: Quotas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent estimate is of plaice stocks in the Irish Sea.

    • Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fishing vessels of under 10 metres which fished in the Irish sea have been decommissioned in each year since 2002.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the extent to which local authorities are encouraging households and businesses to...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans his Department has to increase the minimum amount of water that water supply companies are required to provide...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to prevent automatic connection of surface water drainage facilities to new developments...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure (a) British Waterways and (b) the Environment Agency has made on the maintenance and development of...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has allocated to (a) British Waterways and (b) the Environment Agency as grant in aid for 2010-11.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many outstanding projects for maintenance works on waterways (a) British Waterways and (b) the Environment Agency had...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what safety testing arrangements are required for adjuvants and other permitted additives in plant protection products;...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which UK-licensed plant protection products contain glyphosate as the active ingredient; and which adjuvants and other...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what safety testing procedures apply to the active ingredients of plant protection products prior to such products obtaining...

      Seismic Monitoring: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make an assessment of the likely effects of underwater seismic surveying using seismic cannons on shellfish and...

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department has allocated to the Red Squirrel Protection Partnership in each of the last five years.

      Squirrels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the red squirrel population of changes in the levels of the grey squirrel...

      Wildlife: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of new housing developments on wildlife corridors in the South East.

  • Home Department

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the PentiP computer system to be delivered; and what recent estimate he has made of the cost of delivering and implementing...

    • DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 5 November 2008, Official Report, columns 601-02W, on genetics: databases, into what category of offence...

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations his Department has received from (a) the Association of Electricity Producers and (b) Drax Power Limited since 2005.

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what floor area of office space is (a) owned and (b) leased by the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre.

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals detained by the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre have subsequently been (a) given custodial sentences and (b) detained...

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have been detained by the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre in each of the last three years; and what the average length...

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre has made use of police powers under section 136 of the Mental Health Act 1983.

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers, (b) psychiatric nurses, (c) psychiatrists and (d) psychologists were employed by the Fixated Threat...

      Fixated Threat Assessment Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on the establishment of the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre; and what its running costs have been in each year since its...

      War Crimes Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what files her Department holds on (a) the War Crimes Bill of (i) 1989-90 Session and (ii) 1990-91 Session and (b) the War Crimes Act 1991;...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Austria: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on anti-Semitism in Austria; and if he will make a statement.

    • Austria: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of an attack on Holocaust survivors in Ebensee, Austria on 9 May 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of India on the likely effect of the planned Tipaimukh Dam on the Bangladeshi...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many financial contractors and consultants were engaged by his Department's Finance Directorate in the financial year...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what procedures govern the receipt by his Department's envoys of funding for their activities from (a) non-governmental...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of statements by Hezbollah's leadership that the group will never recognise Israel; and if he will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 9 March 2009 from the hon. Member for Woking on his constituent Mr. Samad.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of allegations that British intelligence sources are providing information to Somali pirates...

      Usa

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what occasions his predecessor met senior members of the US administration in (a) 2001, (b) 2002 and (c) 2003.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Parliamentary Association: Visits Abroad

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what records the Commission holds on the (a) number of and (b) cost to the public purse of overseas visits...

  • Duchy of Lancaster

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1352W, on departmental reorganisation, what estimate she has made of the change...

    • Government Departments: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster if she will consider the merits of instructing Government Departments to use budget hotel accommodation for the purposes of overnight stays on...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate he has made of the effects on expenditure on social care of measures which have been introduced to enable older people to live...

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on event management services in each of the last three years; and whether any such services were supplied by...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what expenditure under what budgetary headings was incurred by her Department in relation to the National Employment Partnership meeting held...

  • Justice

    • Crimes of Violence: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of (i) offences of violence against the person and (ii) sexual offences in each of the last...

    • Debts: Court Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) third party debt, (b) interim charging and (c) final charging orders were made by courts in each year between 1996 and 2003; (2)...

      Debts: Enforcement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on his Department's scoping exercise undertaken in relation to the enforcement provisions of the...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what data the Land Registry gather on vacant (a) commercial and (b) industrial property.

      Family Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has paid Ernst and Young to carry out research into family advocacy services in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Fraud and Forgery: Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cautions were issued for offences relating to fraud and forgery in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average house sale price recorded by the Land Registry was in (a) England and (b) each local authority area in England in (i) April 1991, (ii)...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many residential property transactions with a purchase price between £125,000 and £175,000 have been recorded by the Land Registry as being...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Land Registry is on course to meet its target of producing a complete Land Register for England and Wales by 2012.

      Land Registry: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of instances of property fraud involving fraudulent applications to the Land Registry for changes of address in...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of cases which attracted legal aid were criminal cases in the most recent period for which figures are available.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of cases which attracted legal aid were (a) housing and welfare and (b) human rights cases in the latest period for which figures are...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has allocated for expenditure on legal aid in England in each of the next five years.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what expenditure the Legal Services Commission has incurred on family law legal aid in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many offenders were given indeterminate sentences for public protection in each year since 2005; (2) how many offenders serving indeterminate...

      Probation Service: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the number of inaccurate records held on the (a) Delius, (b) CRAMS and (c) other Probation Service IT case...

      Probation: Lancashire

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

      Reoffenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of the effect of London Resettlement Forum projects on re-offending rates in London.

      Reoffenders: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the re-conviction rate for offenders resident in (a) Crosby, (b) Sefton and (c) Merseyside was in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many criminal convictions have resulted from hit and run incidents in each year since 1997.

      Supreme Court

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had on the establishment of the Supreme Court of the United Kingdom; and if he will make a statement.

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding will be allocated to the Youth Justice Board for expenditure on education in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

  • Olympics

    • Paralympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Paralympics archery and wheelchair tennis events at Eton Manor.

  • International Development

    • Climate Change

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what auditing his Department undertakes to ensure that IT security policies are being followed; and on how many occasions (a) IT...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many notifications his Department made to the Information Commissioner in the year ended 30 April 2009 in respect of the loss or...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many officials in his Department have been (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed for (i) breaches of data protection requirements and...

      Sub-Saharan Africa: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to assist the development of civic society and democratic institutions in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the net effect on public expenditure of a system of central (a) collection and (b) administration of...

    • Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of availability of mortgage finance for households wishing to purchase...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to bring forward measures obliging local authorities to publish details of the remuneration and pensions...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to reply to the letter to his predecessor dated 7 April 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton...

      Social Rented Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties owned by registered social landlords were sold to tenants between 1997 and 2000.

      Social Rented Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many social housing tenants have made right to buy claims in each region in each year since 1997; how many such claims...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which government office regions have established regional beacons for creative industries.

    • Departmental Marketing

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2009, Official Report, column 579, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes.

      Public Houses: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations his Department has received from owners of pubs or organisations representing pubs on the regulatory burden...

      Sports: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to provide funding for young people to participate in (a) cultural and (b) sporting...

  • Treasury

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many investment banks he has visited on official business in the last six months.

    • Budget April 2009

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish in full each submission his Department has received on Budget 2009.

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied (i) him and (ii) the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to Glasgow for...

      Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what contracts his Department has awarded to Clemmow Hornby Inge Partners since 1 January 2007; and on what dates (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to adapt to climate change in the last two years.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

      Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been (i) disciplined and (ii) dismissed for (A) breaches of data protection...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of (a) legal, (b) taxation, (c) financial and (d) other consultancy advice to (i) his Department and (ii) the Bank of England was in 2008-09.

      Departmental Foreign Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employees of his Department are Republic of Ireland nationals.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on the maintenance of its website in each year since 2007.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on (a) conference services and (b) banqueting services in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on event management services in each of the last three years; and whether any such services were supplied by external providers.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent by his Department on staff surveys in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on Equitable Life; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on the haulage industry of the two pence fuel duty increase planned for September 2009.

      GFX Capital Markets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on what date the Financial Services Authority (a) granted and (b) withdrew authorisation for GFX Capital Markets under the Financial Services and...

      Income Tax: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what target has been set in respect of the time taken by HM Revenue and Customs to process a claim for an income tax refund; and what the (a) average and...

      Met Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable he has set for the completion of the review of the Met Office by Gerry Grimstone; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assumptions about the take-up rate of those eligible to defer business rates under the business rates deferral scheme announced on 31 March 2009...

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what date he next expects public sector debt to come below 40 per cent. of gross domestic product.

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much of the funding allocated to the Tackling Tobacco Smuggling strategy of 2000 was spent in each of the three years for which funds were...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether his Department has undertaken research into the effectiveness of track and trace technology used in other countries for tobacco products; (2)...

      Tax Avoidance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the sums which have accrued to the Exchequer attributable to IR35 measures in each financial year since their...

      Taxation: Construction

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to standardise the taxation rate for inert waste to encourage reuse and reclamation of construction materials.

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many investigations his Department has pursued into non-domiciled status cases in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims for non-domiciled status for tax purposes have been (a) granted and (b) refused in each of the last five years.

      Taxation: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to reimburse compound interest to taxpayers in cases of overpayment of (a) value added tax and (b) domestic and non-domestic...

      VAT: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the annual revenue which would be forgone by the Exchequer from the removal of value added tax on interval bingo.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria Partnerships for Schools apply to determine whether an academy should be built through the National Framework.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average length of the (a) brokering phase, (b) period between statement of interest to expression of interest,...

      Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applications were made by local authorities for care orders during (a) July, (b) August, (c) September, (d) November...

      Child Minding: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many registered child minders there were in each local authority in each quarter in each year since 2003; and if he will make...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding his Department has allocated to reducing class sizes in schools in (a) Mid Bedfordshire and (b) the East...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of invoices his Department has paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to extend eligibility for the education maintenance allowance in the 2009-10 financial year to...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of those enrolled in an entry to employment programme have received the maximum education maintenance allowance in...

      Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 583W, on education: standards, which qualifications considered for...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 1073W on GCSE A level, how many and what percentage of the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who achieved grade five in science at key stage two in 2003 went on to achieve a grade C or higher in (a)...

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many and what proportion of mainstream maintained schools which entered more than 10 candidates for GCSE history all...

      GCSE: History

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many and what proportion of mainstream maintained schools no pupil was entered for GCSE history in the latest year for...

      History: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it a requirement of the school curriculum that all children between school years 7 and 11 are taught British...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what discussions he has had with the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority on progress made in marking the 2009 national...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects the (a) Key Stage 2 and (b) Key Stage 3 Standard Assessment Tests results for 2009 to be published.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many additional markers the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has recruited to assist in the marking of (a) Key Stage 2...

      Pre-school Education: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many registered (a) childcare providers and (b) childminders there were in each local authority area in each year since...

      Pupil Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer from the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster of 30 March 2009, Official Report, columns 956-7W, on child...

      Pupils: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects the Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval to announce its recommendation on the eligibility of...

      Schools: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding his Department has allocated for the employment of a greater number of teachers in (a) Crosby and (b)...

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated to the development of internet or e-based learning in schools in (a) Crosby and...

      Special Educational Needs: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils with statements of special educational need attended mainstream secondary schools at which...

      Specialist Schools: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on specialist schools: science, how many of the...

      Specialist Schools: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated towards the development of internet or e-based learning in schools in (a) Mid...

      Young People: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps the Government are taking to ensure that its inclusion agenda takes into account young people with chronic and severe...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to adapt to climate change in the last two years.

    • Company Liquidations: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point entered administration in the last 12 months.

      Construction: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much each regional development agency spent on construction skills training in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has allocated to the new internship scheme as referred to in his Department's press release of...

      East of England Development Agency: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovations and Skills how much the East of England Development Agency has spent on retaining external advice on public relations in each...

      European Union

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovations and Skills what the cost to the public purse of the contribution of each regional development agency towards its regional office...

      Higher Education: International Cooperation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department has made available in 2009-10 for Palestinian academics wishing to study in the UK.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of trends in the number of administration proceedings.

      Post Offices: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what arrangements Postcomm has made to commission quality of service surveys concerning queuing times in post office...

  • Health

    • Co-operation and Competition Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Co-operation and Competition Panel in ensuring that co-operation has been taken into account when...

    • Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of primary care trusts which have a dental practice adviser.

      Dental Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of practice (a) visits and (b) inspections carried out by the NHS Dental Reference Service in 2008.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days on average (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies has taken to pay invoices from suppliers in each month since November 2008.

      Health Professions: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1223W, on health professions: registration, on what date each profession referred to in...

      Health Services: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of Plymouth Primary Care Trust's budget was spent in Plympton and Plymstock in the last 12 months.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance the NHS issues on the maximum recommended time to be taken between receipt by the emergency services of notification of a suspected heart...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 106-8W, on hospital wards, which hospitals had been visited by improvement teams on the...

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1078-9W, on liver diseases: health services, what methodology will be used by the...

      Mental Health Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many mental health service users have been prosecuted for offences committed (a) on service premises and (b) against service staff in each year...

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will allocate an 0300 telephone prefix to the NHS Direct service in order to reduce the cost of telephone calls to mobile telephone users; and if he...

      NHS: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Co-operation and Competition Panel in promoting co-operation between healthcare providers.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the mean salary of an NHS (a) health visitor, (b) Family Nurse Partnership nurse, (c) midwife and (d) paediatrician in...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has established a timescale for phasing in exemptions from prescription charges for those with long-term conditions.

      Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 112W, on chlamydia: prisoners, how many positive results for sexually transmitted...

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which of the expert advisory groups of the Commission on Human Medicines provide advice to his Department in respect of its policy on tranquillisers.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1229W, on tranquillisers, what targets his Department has set for the local provision of...

  • House of Lords

    • Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which member states of the United Nations the United Kingdom does not have diplomatic relations.

    • Diplomatic Relations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which are the member states of the United Nations where the United Kingdom's diplomatic representative is not resident in the state concerned.

      Internet: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 7 May (WA 143), why the Internet Watch Foundation's list enables internet service providers to block...

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will advise the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, which has just called for the enactment without delay of a...

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 19 May (WA 302), what are the special circumstances which will require extra human rights in...

      Political Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria by which it is decided that a political organisation or persons within a political organisation or their actions are subversive of the...

      Prisons: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering using prison officers as learning advocates.

      Railways: European Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions have taken place with rail operators in other European Union countries on expanding destinations for European services using High Speed 1.

      Railways: European Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be responsible for regulating applications by open access operators for providing additional rail services from the United Kingdom to Europe following the...

      Railways: Eurostar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relative value for money obtainable by the Government for different options for disposing of Eurostar United Kingdom,...

      UN: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what number and percentage of the submissions to the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights at its 42nd session in Geneva from 4 to 22...

      UN: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why no Northern Ireland Office representatives were present in Geneva in May when the United Nations Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights considered...

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