Written answers

Tuesday, 16 June 2009

  • Wales

    • Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to publish the Wales Office Annual Report 2008.

    • Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department have attended at which representatives from the think-tank Demos were...

      Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many companies in Wales provided services or products to the automotive industry in each year since 1997.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Casinos: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which local authorities have obtained a licence for a (a) small and (b) large casino; and when each such casino (i) opened or (ii) is...

    • Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to publish the results of the consultation on the World Heritage for the Nation: Identifying, Protecting and Promoting our...

      Departmental Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) UK Sport, (b) Sport England and (c) Arts Council England spent on media monitoring services in each of the last three...

      Departmental Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department, (b) English Heritage, (c) the Heritage Lottery Fund and (d) the Big Lottery Fund spent on media...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what cost in...

      Film: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made on reaching agreement on a UK-Israel Film Co-production Treaty.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympics beach volleyball event at Horse Guards Parade.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding the Government have provided for the training of African peacekeepers since 2005; how many new peacekeepers have been...

    • Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what consultations have been carried out by his Department since July 2007; and at what cost.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Independent Evaluation Group Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment his Department has made of the Independent Evaluation Group report on improving effectiveness and outcomes for the poor...

      Kenya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much financial aid the Government have provided to support projects in Kenya in each of the last five years.

      Kosovo: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the percentage of (a) children and (b) girls enrolled in (i) primary, (ii) secondary and (iii)...

      Kosovo: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the availability and standard of supply of (a) electricity and (b) water in Kosovo; and if he...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Churches: Aerials

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners whether the Church Commissioners have a policy on mobile phone masts (a) on church property and (b) inside church...

    • Churches: Water Charges

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how many churches in each diocese have reported an increase in their water bills as a result of the new surface...

  • Scotland

    • Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Catering Staff: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) when the House's catering staff will receive their increases in pay arising from their pay settlement...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the service family accommodation rented by his Department from (a) councils and (b) registered social landlords by standard of condition.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      EU Battlegroups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what stage the EU Battlegroup roster has reached.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely effects on levels of (a) recruitment of Gurkhas and (b) resettlement of former Gurkhas in the UK if his...

      Gurkhas: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) tax and (b) other payments Gurkhas who retired before 1997 were required to make during their service to the Government; and if he will make a...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Orpington of 7 May 2009 to his Department on the Spitfire and Hurricane gate guardians at...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on research on reducing (a) carbon dioxide, (b) methane and (c) nitrous oxide emissions from...

    • Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average cost to a farmer of constructing a winter slurry storage silo.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the effectiveness of the provisions of the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925 in ensuring the...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the allocation of additional funding for research into bee colony...

      Birds of Prey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate his Department has made of the population of each species of bird of prey in the UK.

      Environment Protection: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has allocated to the Overseas Territories Environment Programme in each of the last five years.

      Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the percentage change in levels of (a) tuna and (b) cod stocks in UK waters in...

      Fisheries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department has allocated for the support of fishermen in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year...

      Forestry Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) postal address and (b) budget for 2009-10 of each Forestry Commission regional advisory committee is.

      Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of the six-day rule for fallen livestock; and whether he plans to end the rule.

      National Parks: New Forest

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of recent representations by staff of the New Forest National Park Authority on the...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many convictions for offences related to birds were made under Part 1 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in each of...

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's wildlife crime priorities are for 2009-10, with particular reference to species subject to illegal trade.

      Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the effectiveness of the National Protocol for Cooperation on Rodent Control 2000 in meeting its objectives.

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which species of flora and fauna will be considered as features that will be protected by the proposed network of Marine...

      Set-Aside Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Sir Don Curry on the introduction of a voluntary approach to set-aside.

      Special Areas of Conservation: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1256-57W, on Special Areas of Conservation: Cumbria, what...

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department allocated for the preservation of trees in (a) Mid Bedfordshire and (b) the East of England...

      Turtles: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what voluntary contributions have been made by the Government to fund projects which fall under the Memorandum of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Renewable Energy: Pembrokeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the Wave Dragon project off the coast of Milford Haven; and if he will make a statement.

    • Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) boilers and (b) full central heating systems have been installed through the Warm Front Scheme in each of the last three...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much expenditure was incurred by her Department in respect of the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow on 16 April 2009.

    • Carer's Allowance: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of carer's allowance in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will assess the appropriateness of the threshold for cold weather payments in respect of those diagnosed with certain medical conditions...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the budget under each budget sub-heading is of each of her Department's employment programmes for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Disability Living Allowance: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Forest of Dean constituency and (b) Gloucestershire who receive disability living allowance gave a visual impairment...

      Economic and Monetary Union

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

      Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in each age group have been placed in employment by Jobcentre Plus in the last six months.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who have completed a work trial placement in the last six months are in employment.

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employers have (a) received and (b) accepted one or more applications for employment under the work trial scheme in each of the last...

      Employment Schemes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the money allocated by her Department to assist people unemployed for six months, as announced on 12 January 2009, will be...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what percentage of funding from the Future Jobs Fund has been allocated for jobs in culture, music and the creative industries.

      Jobcentre Plus: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps she has taken to ensure that Jobcentre Plus staff are signposting people in urgent need of assistance to foodbanks and other...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what contingency plans her Department has in place for a commencement date for the Flexible New Deal after October 2009; what the latest...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what arrangements her Department has made to compensate unsuccessful bidders for Flexible New Deal phase 1 contracts for the costs of the...

      Woolworths: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to ensure that former Woolworth employees are helped back into work.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • 1 Carlton Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the function rooms in 1 Carlton Gardens have been used for (a) drinks receptions and (b) dinners since...

    • British Overseas Territories: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 505W, on British Overseas Territories: nature conservation,...

      British Overseas Territories: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) how many of the personal records held on the Overseas Territories Regional Crime Intelligence System relate to persons...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department last commissioned a staff survey; and which organisation was engaged to conduct that survey.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether power generation from renewable energy sources has been trialled in Gibraltar.

      Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of (a) Orthodox churches in Kosovo which have been destroyed or damaged since the...

      Lord Davies of Abersoch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of Lord Davies of Abersoch's time devoted to ministerial duties is spent on matters relating to his Department.

      Lord Davies of Abersoch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Lord Davies of Abersoch has an office in his Department.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on...

      Somalia: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of (a) reports that Eritrea is arming and supporting Islamic insurgents within Somalia and (b)...

      Trade Promotion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many of his Department's officials based in the UK work on trade promotion matters; and how many did so in 1997.

  • Transport

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the Statement of 7 July 2008, Official Report, column 1169, on biofuels, what representations he has made to the European...

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 28 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1221-22W, on bus...

      c2c

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 294W, on c2c, if he will (a) agree and (b) publish a timetable for...

      Cycling: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to encourage bicycle usage in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many residents of (a) Dartford and (b) Thurrock have submitted successful applications to the Dartford-Thurrock River Crossing Local...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 June 2009, Official Report, column 485W, on departmental conditions of employment, for what reasons the...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many journeys officials from his Department have made in vehicles provided by the Government Car and Despatch Agency using B5 biodiesel...

      Fisheries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, column 706W, on fisheries; what recent guidance his Department has issued regarding...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received from representative business organisations on his decision on the consultation on adding...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, columns 572-3W, on Heathrow airport, what the conclusions of the environmental...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 14W, on Heathrow Airport, for what reasons he decided not to place in the...

      Humber Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the Secretary of State plans to respond to the report of the planning inspectors on the proposed increase of the Humber Bridge toll;...

      London Gateway Port: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much has been allocated by London Gateway Port to finance improvements to the (a) local and (b) strategic road network in the area.

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much his Department has spent on (a) programmes aimed at reducing levels of uninsured driving and (b) establishing a system of...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the amount uninsured drivers have cost (a) motorists with insurance and (b) the insurance industry in each...

      Motor Vehicles: Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects continuous insurance enforcement to be introduced across all insured vehicles.

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received on measures to reduce the number of young people killed or seriously injured while riding...

      Public Transport: Recreational Spaces

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department allocated for transport connections to nature parks in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Crosby (Mrs. Curtis-Thomas) of 3 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1135-6W, on public...

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Crosby (Mrs. Curtis-Thomas) of 3 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1135-6W, on public...

      Railway Stations: Stockport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the level of accessibility of rail stations in Stockport; what plans he has to improve...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what account his Department takes of the effects on tax revenue of modal shifts when assessing the merits of expenditure on high speed rail.

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has conducted research on modal shifts arising from the introduction of high speed rail.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the average difference between the price of a walk-on train ticket and a ticket for the same journey purchased...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of amending all rail franchises to reflect the assumption of an increase in unregulated fares of...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 June 2009, Official Report, columns 32-34WS, on the South Central Franchise, what the...

      Railways: Trees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will instruct Network Rail to consult local residents and businesses when planning to undertake tree clearance work on railway embankments.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the likely economic effects on the transport industry of the amendment of the definition of...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the likely effects of the amendment of the definition of relevant hydrocarbon oil used for the...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many certificates issued under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) scheme have been revoked owing to the (a) detection of...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans he has to include greenhouse gas savings in the targets set out in the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation.

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings his Department has had with outside organisations to prepare the UK's National Action Plan under the renewable transport fuel...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the potential contribution of electric and hydrogen-fuelled cars towards the 2020 target for the...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the Government's National Action Plan required under the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation will be published; and if he will make a...

      Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the likelihood of reaching the target for 3.25 per cent. of all road transport fuel to come from...

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps the Government is taking to address road congestion.

      Tyne and Wear Metro

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many passengers have travelled on the Tyne and Wear Metro in each year since 1997; (2) how much capital funding his Department...

      York-Beverley Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with East Riding of Yorkshire Council on the possibility of reopening the Beverley to York railway line;...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of alcohol-related offences resulted in (a) cautions, (b) conditional cautions, (c) penalty notices for disorder and (d)...

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been imposed on shoplifters in each year since 2001.

      Antisocial Behaviour: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much has been spent per head on tackling anti-social behaviour by each local authority in the South West in each of the last three...

      Civil Nuclear Constabulary: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the salary structure of the Civil Nuclear Constabulary against relevant public sector comparators.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, columns 851-52W, on crime, for which categories of incident data can be provided...

      Crime: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been arrested for (a) immigration, (b) passport, (c) drug and (d) knife crime offences in the last 12 months.

      Crime: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to bring forward proposals to make nuisance parking on unadopted roads a criminal offence.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many websites were closed down by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency's E-Crime Unit in 2008-09.

      Departmental Older Workers

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

      Deportation: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Vietnamese (a) adults and (b) children have been deported from the UK in the last three years.

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) have been forcibly removed to and (b) returned voluntarily to Zimbabwe in each week of 2009.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times he has visited immigration removal centres in the last 12 months.

      Entry Clearances: Religious Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect of the new regulations for religious workers who apply for a visa to enter the UK; how many...

      Entry Clearances: Sports Competitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications were received for sports visas in each of the last five years; and what percentage of each were approved in each such year.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the likely effects of the proposed restructuring of the Forensic Science Service (FSS) on (a) the...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Minister authorised the proposed job restructuring at the Forensic Science Service.

      G20: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 595W, on G20: Greater London, what accommodation was used by the 329 police...

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he plans to take in response to the Nepalese Government's request that his Department's policy on former Gurkha soldiers...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 23 October 2008, Official Report, column 512W, on human trafficking, what the nationalities were of those (a)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of stateless people residing in the UK.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assistance is available to stateless people in the UK.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigrants entered the UK under Tier 1 of the points-based system in 2008.

      Immigration: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Gurkhas and (b) other foreign nationals who have served in the armed services have been granted the right to settle in the UK...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Gurkhas have been deported in each of the last five years.

      Immigration: Vietnam

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Vietnamese children were being held in custody on the latest date for which information is available.

      Joint Education Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who represents his Department on the Joint Education Taskforce; and what their role on the taskforce is.

      Offensive Weapons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of homicide involving killing by a sharp instrument there were in (a) Dyfed Powys police force area and (b) Wales in each of...

      Offensive Weapons: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reported incidents of (a) attempted murder, (b) wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm (GBH) and (c) wounding or...

      Police National Computer: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police staff have been (a) investigated, (b) disciplined and (c) dismissed for unauthorised or improper use of the Police...

      Police National Computer: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of data on the Police National Computer being supplied to individuals unauthorised to receive it have been recorded in...

      Police: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what investigatory procedure is followed in circumstances where a serving police officer is alleged to have acted unlawfully in the course of...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases relating to (a) drugs, (b) firearms and (c) counterfeit currency have been referred to the Serious Organised Crime Agency...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the Serious Organised Crime Agency's proceeds of crime targets were in respect of (a) cash seizure, (b) cash forfeiture, (c)...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested on suspicion and (b) convicted of offences relating to organised immigration crime as a result of...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Serious Organised Crime Agency Annual Report 2008-09, how many of the 5,000 criminals on record with the Serious and...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many liaison officers are employed by the Serious Organised Crime Agency; and what their average annual salary is.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on marketing and advertising by the Serious Organised Crime Agency in each of the last three years.

      UK Border Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Walsall North of 29 April 2009 on a constituent, reference...

      UK Border Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will allocate an 0300 telephone prefix to the UK Border Agency's telephone numbers in order to reduce the cost of telephone calls to...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer question 262469, tabled on 5 March 2009, on fines imposed on those selling alcohol to underage people.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Chorley Borough Council: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information he holds on the sum to be repaid to Chorley Borough Council from its deposit with Landsbanki; and when he...

    • Chorley Borough Council: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints have been received by Chorley Borough Council on council services in each of the last four quarters.

      Council Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) turnout and (b) result was of each local authority large-scale voluntary transfer of housing ballot since 1997.

      Council Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average waiting time for a person to obtain local authority housing with disabled access in Stockport was in the latest...

      Councillors: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments have been made by Thames Gateway to councillors for participation in Thames Gateway meetings and activities in the...

      Derelict Land: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new homes were built on brownfield sites in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport in each year since 1997.

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account the regional spatial strategy planning process will take of eco-town sites.

      Empty Property: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, columns 512-14W, what recent steps he has taken to reduce the number of...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, column 749W, on fires, what categories of household items are included...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 8 May 2009, Official Report, columns 441-3W, on home information...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority spent on administration in 2008-09; (2)...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects the (a) Tenant Services Authority and (b) Homes and Communities Agency to publish accounts for 2008-09.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been allocated to the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority for (i) 2009-10...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes were built in Milton Keynes in each of the last 48 months.

      Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on capital expenditure on housing in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's plans to refocus housing and planning delivery grant on the level...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent guidance his Department has issued to local authorities and planning bodies on ensuring that affordable housing...

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the remuneration for the post of chairman of the Infrastructure Planning Commission will be made personally to Sir...

      Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the councillor call for action powers in the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007 were implemented;...

      Local Government: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on their use of external legal advice; and if he will make a statement.

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department has taken to promote the uptake of collaborative procurement strategies within local authorities, as...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 141W, on...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been given to local planning authorities on Section 106 agreements with (a) parish councils and (b)...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received on the infringement of land title or other rights by planning law in the last...

      Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was allocated through the Preventing Violent Extremism Pathfinder Fund to each regional Government office in (a)...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether an impact assessment has been produced for his Department's plans for a national registration system for landlords in...

      Property Development: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to review planning guidance issued by his Department in respect of development on flood plains following the...

      Railways: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward legislative proposals to provide for (a) the application of preservation orders to trees situated...

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department's Green Spaces Hub will hold any data relating to green space in private ownership.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to publish the final regional spatial strategy for the South West before the end of June 2009.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements there are on him to consult on revisions to a regional spatial strategy.

      Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the effect on businesses of self-certification of fire risk assessments under the Regulatory Reform (Fire...

      Rented Housing: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps his Department is taking to (a) promote and (b) enforce minimum standards of facilities for tenants with...

      Social Rented Housing: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many unsold market homes have been bought by the Homes and Community Agency for use as social housing in (a) the South East...

      Surrey Police: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many meetings between Ministers and officials from his Department and (a) Surrey Police and (b) Surrey Police Authority...

      Surrey Police: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) on what date his Department first informed Surrey police that it intended to use a 2008-09 notional budget requirement and...

      Unitary Councils: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 730W, on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Abortion

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the rate of (a) conception and (b) pregnancy terminated by abortion was among those under the age of 18 years in (i) England, (ii) Essex and...

    • Bank Services: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate she has made of the proportion of households in (a) Cleethorpes constituency and (b) Great Grimsby constituency that have bank...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 391W, what data the Office of...

      Suicide

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people have (a) committed suicide and (b) attempted to commit suicide in each (i) local authority area and (ii) constituency area in each...

  • Women and Equality

    • Demos

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether the Government Equalities Office has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

    • Discrimination: Age

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent representations she has received on the effects of age discrimination legislation on small and medium-sized enterprises.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many centres for victims of domestic violence have been opened in the last 12 months.

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many actions under employment law have been brought against the Government Equalities Office in each year since its establishment; how many such...

      Government Equalities Office: Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many individual representations the Government Equalities Office has received from members of the public concerning the provisions of the Equality...

      Government Equalities Office: Drinking Water

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on water coolers in each of the last two years.

      Government Equalities Office: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on health and safety training for its staff in each of the last two years.

      Government Equalities Office: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office has spent on the maintenance of its website in each of the last two years.

      Government Equalities Office: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many people from ethnic minority backgrounds are employed by the Government Equalities Office.

      Government Equalities Office: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many (a) women and (b) men are employed by the Government Equalities Office.

      Government Equalities Office: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff the Government Equalities Office has employed in each month since October 2007.

      Government Equalities Office: Surveys

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on staff surveys in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.

      Victim Support Schemes: Rape

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality (1) on what date rape crisis centres will be able to begin applying for funding from the new £1.6 million Special Fund; against what criteria...

  • Health

    • Allied Health Professions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) community and (b) primary care-based (i) physiotherapists and (ii) speech therapists there are in each primary care trust area.

    • Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for anti-depressants were dispensed in each of the last five years.

      Cancer: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultants were employed in the treatment of cancer patients in the NHS in each year since 2001.

      Customer Experience Information in Health and Social Care Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the outcomes of his Department's Review of Customer Experience Information in Health and Social Care.

      Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department have attended at which representatives from the think-tank Demos were...

      Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

      Dentistry: Easington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS dentists there are in Easington constituency; and how many patients received NHS services from those dentists in the last 24 month period for...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of invoices his Department and its agencies paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Diabetes: Orthopaedics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase awareness of the risk of amputations for people diagnosed with diabetes.

      Disability Aids

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve the design of (a) wheelchairs and (b) other care aids and equipment.

      Doctors: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he expects the review of the effect of the European Working Time Directive on junior doctor training to report findings by August 2009.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the incidence of primary bone cancer in populations receiving fluoridated water.

      Fluoride: Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of adding fluoride to public drinking water in the North West.

      Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to increase levels of understanding of bone health.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that patients who have been seen initially within the 18-week target and who need follow-up treatment receive it...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to announce the conclusions of the review of care services; and what further consultation he proposes to have before so doing.

      Health Services: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to improve co-operation between hospitals and primary care trusts on specialist care for the management and prevention of...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much in healthcare costs has been reclaimed through the European Health Insurance card in each of the last 10 years; and what percentage of that sum...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government have paid to other EU member states under the European Health Insurance Card scheme in each of the last 10 years.

      Hearing Impaired: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance he plans to give local authorities in implementing his Department's deafblind guidance.

      Heart Diseases: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will meet the volunteers who run the Suffolk Air Ambulance to discuss their role in proposed arrangements for dealing with cardiac emergencies...

      Home Care Services: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on funding domiciliary visits by consultants in the last 10 years.

      Home Care Services: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many domiciliary visits were made by consultants in each (a) specialism and (b) primary care trust area in the last 10 years.

      Home Care Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what change there was in the proportion of older people being supported to live in their own home during 2007.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average treatment waiting times are for (a) Chorley Hospital, (b) Lancashire Primary Care Trust and (c) England.

      Lorazepam: Diamorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of stocks of (a) lorazepam and (b) diamorphine.

      Lung Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has issued recent recommendations to acute hospital trusts on the proportion of lung cancer patients to receive active treatment.

      Lung Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to (a) increase the number of thoracic surgeons and (b) increase the rates of surgical resection for lung cancer patients.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of midwives required to maintain the standard of healthcare for pregnant women in each of the next three...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of staffing levels of neonatal nurses in (a) Lancashire Primary Care Trust and (b) England; (2)...

      Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency spent on consultants in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 118W, on mental health services, whether the £13 million package of measures to...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has evaluated on the link between economic downturns and demand for psychiatric services; and if he will make a statement.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (a) to issue its interim process guide for determining indicators for inclusion...

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of non-UK nationals (a) working, (b) working as doctors and (c) training to become doctors in the NHS.

      Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to receive the final report of the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board.

      Operational Efficiency Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to promote the uptake of collaborative procurement strategies within the NHS and health sector, as recommended in HM...

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate for reporting to the Reporting and Learning System is for each NHS trust.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nutrition-related adverse incidents have been recorded by the National Patient Safety Agency in each month since it was established.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patient safety incidents occurred in each NHS trust between April and September 2008 and were submitted to the Reporting and Learning System by...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects Professor Ian Gilmore's review into prescription charges to be (a) completed and (b) published; (2) what resources his Department...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the formula by which the social care reform grant is disbursed.

      Sunbeds: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of prohibiting the use of sunbeds by persons under the age of 18 years; and if he will make a statement;...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent discussions he has had on compensation for thalidomide victims; (2) what assessment he made of the average life-time cost to...

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what scientific advice his Department has received from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs on the effectiveness of medical treatment by...

      Transplant Surgery: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 31 March 2009, Official Report, column 1110W, on surgery: overseas residence, how many people recorded as resident outside the...

      Warfarin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the net ingredient cost per head of population in each primary care trust area of prescriptions of warfarin was in the last three years for which...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many potential sponsors are in discussion with his Department on the establishment of a new academy; and if he will make a...

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many academies have been established in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which Minister in his Department has lead responsibility for the academies programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Bullying: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of cases of bullying in secondary schools in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport in each year...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing the recommendations in Lord Laming's review of child protection services in...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the Answer of 21 July 2008, Official Report, column 929W, on children: disadvantaged, how many and what...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in each local authority area achieved a Level 4 or above in reading, writing and...

      Ofsted: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much and what proportion of Ofsted's budget was used to fund the inspection of schools in the last 12 months for which...

      Pupils: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department plans to take to increase support for children diagnosed with diabetes in school.

      Pupils: Walking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on encouraging children to walk to school in each of the last five years; and how much funding it...

      Schools: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the (a) requirement for and (b) cost of school building repairs in (i) Tameside and (ii)...

      Schools: Polling Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were closed or partly closed for use as polling stations on 4 June 2009.

      Schools: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department has taken to promote the uptake of collaborative procurement strategies within schools, as recommended...

      Schools: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the requirement for repairs to school buildings in Milton Keynes in the next five years; and what...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what results each local authority-supported school in (a) Newcastle, (b) North Tyneside constituency and (c) Northumberland...

      Secondary Education: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what qualifications his Department deems to have equivalent status to GCSEs; and if he will make a statement.

      Teachers: Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers who have been subject to capability review procedures have left the profession in each of the last five years;...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents in (a) Crosby and (b) England have appeared in court on charges related to the unauthorised absence of their...

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation: Electronic Publishing

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent discussions she has had with representatives of mySociety on methods of electronic publication of bills by the House; and if she will make a statement.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Closures

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many bank branches have been closed in the last six months by banks in which the Government have purchased a shareholding in the last two years.

    • Cheltenham and Gloucester

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions Lloyds TSB held with UK Financial Investments Ltd on its plans to close high street branches of Cheltenham and Gloucester; and what reports...

      Child Trust Fund: Castle Point

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many child trust fund vouchers have been issued to residents in Castle Point constituency; how many accounts have been opened by residents of the...

      Demos

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) staff and (b) ministerial away days have been organised by his Department in each of the last five years; and what the cost of such events...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the maximum liability that could arise for the UK as a result of the deployment of the balance of payments facility...

      Excise Duties: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what revenue from road fuel duty has been raised from sales in Na h-Eileanan an Iar in each year since 2005-06; (2) if he will make an estimate of...

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was received by the Exchequer in (a) vehicle excise duty and (b) fuel duty receipts in each of the last five years.

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints were lodged with the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) in 2008-09; and how many of those making such complaints notified the FOS that...

      Financial Ombudsman Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints were (a) upheld and (b) rejected by the Service Review Team of the Financial Ombudsman Service in 1998-99.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date persons under 50 years old will be eligible for the increase in the level of the annual maximum permissible investment for individual savings...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the increase in the level of the annual maximum permissible investment in individual savings accounts was initially available only to...

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to increase annually the maximum permissible annual investment in individual savings accounts.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Economic Secretary to the Treasury plans to respond to the letters from the right hon. Member for North West Hampshire of 17 December 2008 and 30...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 23 April 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Christina Angelina.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the costs and benefits of schemes under the Private Finance Initiative.

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any debt collection work contracted out by HM Revenue and Customs is undertaken by unregistered bailiffs.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the evidential basis is for his forecast that the introduction of a process of personal tax accountability for senior accounting officers of large...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on the introduction of a gross profit tax to replace amusement...

      Taxation: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate has been made of the percentage of stamp duty receipts which will be derived from (a) residential properties, (b) commercial...

      Taxation: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what projections have been made for (a) stamp duty land tax and (b) housing sector corporation tax receipts in each of the next two years.

      Taxation: Repayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the timeliness of HM Revenue and Customs' repayments of over-paid tax to taxpayers.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to answer Question 273420, on IR35 investigations, tabled on 30 April 2009.

  • Justice

    • Prisoners Maintaining Innocence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent estimate he has made of the number of people in prison who maintain their innocence.

    • Offenders Unlawfully At Large

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offences have been committed by offenders unlawfully at large since 1997.

      Legal Aid: Human Rights Cases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to reduce the amount of legal aid provided to prisoners claiming breaches of their human rights.

      Prison Locations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to decide on the location of each of the remaining three planned prisons.

      Hillsborough Disaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions his Department has had with the Home Department on the release of files and documents held by his Department relating to the...

      Freedom Act of Information Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress he has made in his review of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Land Registration Fees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what impact assessment he undertook on the increase in land registration fees which will be effective from 6 July 2009.

      Young Offenders: Reoffending Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department has taken to reduce reoffending rates of young offenders in the last 12 months.

      Dedicated Drug Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on the establishment of dedicated drug courts; and if he will make a statement.

      Constitutional Renewal Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his Department's planned timetable is for the Constitutional Renewal Bill.

      Adoption: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the Official Solicitor has been used by local authorities to progress the removal and adoption of a child from its birth family;...

      Ashwell Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to publish the report of the investigation into the riot at HM Prison Ashwell in April 2009.

      Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

      Female: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assistance his Department provides to (a) young, (b) elderly and (c) female offenders in Coventry.

      HM Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in...

      Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the Land Registration Rules Committee which has taken place in the last 12 months.

      Land Titles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what protection against development is conferred by land titles.

      Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the merits of a system for voters to recall hon. Members.

      Offensive Weapons: Dyfed Powys Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of possession of a knife in (a) Dyfed Powys police force area and (b) Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many adult male sentenced prisoners are held in category (a) A, (b) B, (c) C and (d) D prisons in England and Wales; (2) what the average...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection for each type of offence have had their sentences extended; how many...

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of the prison population foreign nationals comprised in each year between 1994 and 2004.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria his Department uses to determine whether a prison is to be market-tested.

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners in (a) Essex and (b) the East of England region have been transferred from prison to a secure mental health unit in each of the last...

      Prisons: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on the running costs of each (a) private and (b) public sector prison in England and Wales in each year since 1990.

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) average and (b) maximum offender caseload is of a probation officer.

      Public Opinion: Ministry of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will introduce legislation to prevent the courts from accepting the opinion of experts paid by local authorities as to the capacity of parties to...

      Sentencing: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how long on average a person convicted of (a) grievous bodily harm and (b) violent disorder was sentenced to serve in custody in the last 12 month...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what definition is used by the Youth Justice Board (YJB) of a (a) removal from association and (b) restrictive physical intervention in (i) the...

      Young Offenders: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce levels of re-offending by young offenders.

      Young Offenders: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged under 18 years in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point were convicted of (i) grievous bodily harm and (ii) violent disorder in each of...

      Young Offenders: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people under the age of 21 years in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point were charged with offences after having served a sentence restricted by...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of (a) restrictive physical intervention (RPI) and (b) removal from association were recorded in respect of those held in each...

      Young Offenders: Restraint Techniques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions (a) nose, rib and thumb distraction and (b) pain compliant techniques were used on those of each (i) sex, (ii) age group and...

  • House of Lords

    • Bees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many bee inspectors there were in each year since 1996.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Jane Kennedy, on 15 December 2008 (Official...

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 May (WA 247), what measures they are taking to provide health care professionals (HCPs) with...

      Common Agricultural Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new measures they intend to put into the current Common Agricultural Policy reappraisal negotiations to arrest the decline in United Kingdom food self-sufficiency.

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Cabinet Office is implementing the Government's cycle-to-work scheme.

      Defra: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, on 24...

      Disabled People: Mobility Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 3 December 2007 (WA 158), what action they are taking to have the import duty on electric-powered...

      Elections: Northern Ireland Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were (a) the total electorate, (b) the number of applications for postal votes, and (c) the percentage turnout in each of the 18 Northern Ireland...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose to the European Food Safety Authority a single market in the nutrition labelling, including salt content, of food products.

      Food: Meat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Secretary of State for Health, Alan Johnson, on 23 February (Official Report, House of Commons, 252W), how many fresh meat...

      Government: 30-year Rule

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their intentions regarding the 30-year rule.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assurances were made to Joanna Lumley after her discussion with the Prime Minister about Gurkhas.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what, by rank of soldier, were the percentage deductions for pension and other contributions from serving Gurkhas' pay in each year between 1987 and 1997. To ask...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the 2003 "Improving Outcomes in Haematological Cancers" guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence will be updated to include...

      Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have now been received by the Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency for the registration of products under the provisions of...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WS 121—22), what meetings have taken place between officials at the Department of Health...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WS 121—22), what assessment they have made of how much it would cost for the provision of...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have detected any increase in the prescription of rivaroxaban for hip and knee surgery patients in NHS hospitals since the end of 2008.

      Health: Non-UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 3 June (WA 94), why the necessary data were not collected to allow them to claim reimbursement from Latvia...

      Home Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the reasons for the closure of the Home Office on Tuesday 26 May 2009.

      Houses of Parliament: Members' Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the alleged statement by HM Revenue and Customs quoted in the Daily Telegraph on 27 May that "MPs are not exempt from tax laws, and tax must be...

      Houses of Parliament: Members' Expenses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how HM Revenue and Customs differentiates between professional fees related to preparation of tax returns, and any charges for general work related to business...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons from Pakistan who completed their student courses in the past three years applied to remain in the United Kingdom; and under which type of...

      Marine Environment: Gibraltar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will support Gibraltar's application to the European Court of Justice which challenges the habitat environmental directives which give Spain rights...

      NHS: Prescriptions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to make generic substitution of all medicines mandatory in primary care; and, if not, what mechanism will enable a primary care medical...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 1 June (WA 51), whether they will withhold approval for the Northern Ireland Human Rights...

      Policing and Crime Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost to date of the Policing and Crime Bill.

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Bach on 28 April (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 106) and his letter of 6 May to Lord Avebury which was placed in the Library...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they encourage bodies in receipt of public funds to publish the salaries and expenses of their senior members of staff.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what appeals are available to local service providers who consider that they have been unfairly excluded by large-scale providers who are successful in bidding for...

      Schools: Secondary Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many secondary schools of each school type there are in England.

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have identified any areas for improvement in (a) current initial teacher training (ITT) provision, and (b) current continuing professional development...

      St Andrews Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regard the St Andrews agreement as an international agreement; and, if so, how it is monitored.

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the cost to the Exchequer in (a) financial year 2009—10, and (b) financial year 2010—11, of starting work on the proposed airport in St...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all taxpayers are taxed equally for benefits in kind; and whether this has always been the case.

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