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Written answers

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

  • Justice

    • Archway Tower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Office of the Public Guardian on future employment at Archway Tower, London, N19; and if he will make a statement.

    • Ashwell Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were relocated to other prisons following the disturbance at HM Prison Ashwell on 11 April 2009; and to which prisons they were sent.

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 28 April 2009, Official Report, column 1252W, for what reasons his Department decided not to collect centrally data on...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions from offices in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii)...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport used for administrative operations by his...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from air travel by staff in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid graduate internships his Department has awarded in each of the last six months.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many defendants were unrepresented in cases heard in each magistrates' court in each of the last three years; (2) what estimate he has made of...

      Mentally Disturbed Offenders: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many criminals were diagnosed with a mental illness in Milton Keynes in each of the last five years.

      Offenders: Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (1) Vietnamese (a) adults and (b) children have been (i) arrested and (ii) charged for offences related to cannabis production in the last...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many category B prisoners are currently held in category C prisons; and how many category C prisoners are held in category D penal establishments.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 81W, on prison sentences, what the average length of time in custody served by offenders...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) category B and (b) category C prisoners have escaped from prison in each of the last 12 years; and how many such offenders remain at large.

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2009, Official Report, column 1339W, on prisoner escorts: prisoner escapes, for what offences each of the 13...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much on average it cost to keep a (a) category A, (b) category B and (c) category C prisoner in prison in 2008.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation officers and (b) probation service officers were employed by Dyfed Powys Probation Area at 31 March in each of the last five...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) community and (b) custody caseload for Dyfed Powys Probation Area was at 31 March in each of the last five financial years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders resident in Dyfed Powys Probation Area were categorised as Tier 4 in each of the last five financial years.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the 100 additional probation officers to be recruited by the London Probation Service in the next two years will be newly-qualified...

      Probation Boards: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which probation boards are operating in a budget deficit; and what each deficit is.

      Probation: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what budget was allocated to the Hampshire probation area in each of the last five years.

      Probation: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) probation service officers and (b) probation officers there were in the Hampshire probation area in each of the last five years.

      Probation: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) community and (b) custody caseload of Humberside Probation Trust was on 31 March in each of the last five financial years; and if he will...

      Reoffenders: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the re-offending rate for offenders in each age group in the Hampshire probation area was in each of the last five years.

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms his Department uses to measure the effectiveness of referral orders in the youth justice system; and what assessment he has made of that...

  • Defence

    • Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria his Department uses in deciding whether to fund archaeological and cultural heritage projects; and if he will make a statement.

    • Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has his Department has spent on archaeological and cultural heritage projects in each of the last five years.

      Archaeology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department takes to ensure the preservation of archaeological and cultural heritage sites on land it owns; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) percentage and (b) actual shortfall of each equipment type used for pre-deployment training is.

      Demos

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's estate and (ii) by his Department's agencies in each year from 2004-05 to 2008-09.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.

      Departmental Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of equipment procured by his Department was produced in the UK in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much and what proportion of land owned by his Department is rated as (a) Grade 1 and (b) Grade 2 agricultural land.

      Low Flying: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints have been received by the Low Flying Complaints and Enquiries Unit from residents of (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d)...

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider (a) reducing the frequency of grass cutting on his Department's military bases and (b) developing wildflower meadows in such...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many anti-social behaviour orders Newtownabbey Borough Council applied for in each year since 2004.

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many anti-social behaviour orders are in force in Northern Ireland.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued in Northern Ireland in each year since 2004.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many anti-social behaviour orders Larne Borough Council applied for in each year since 2004.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his policy is on the retention of a reserve police force in Northern Ireland.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of reserve police officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the next three years;...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland and (b) the Police Federation of...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Election Candidates

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker’s Committee on the Electoral Commission whether the Electoral Commission has assessed the merits of requiring...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what representations he has received on the proposed National Assembly for Wales (Legislative Competence) (Environment) Order 2009 since its publication...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has appointed a special adviser since taking office.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Clergy: Ordination

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what procedure the Church of England follows to seek approval by the Prime Minister of candidates for senior clergy...

    • Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what the Church Commissioners' policy is on investment in companies which fund embryonic stem cell research.

      Stem Cells: Research

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners if the Church Commissioners will withdraw their investments from companies which fund embryonic stem cell research.

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many breaches of information security there have been at the Government Equalities Office since its creation.

    • Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many press officers the Government Equalities Office has employed in each year since its inception; and what the cost of her Office's press office...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what contribution the Government Equalities Office has made to the cross-Government consultation, ‘Together We Can End Violence Against Women and...

      Government Equalities Office: International Women’s Day

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on promoting International Women’s Day 2009.

      Males: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many centres for male victims of domestic violence have been opened in each month in each of the last five years.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many full-time equivalent members of staff of the Government Equalities Office are working on projects relating to the London 2012 Olympic and...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many organisations have applied for funding to the Special Fund for rape crisis centres for 2009-10; and how much such funding has been applied for.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change

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

    • Coal Health Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people are receiving assistance under the Coal Health Compensation Scheme.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to undertake a departmental staff survey.

      Fuel Poverty: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what programmes his Department operates to provide assistance to the elderly in fuel poverty; when each was instituted; and how much...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the level of greenhouse gas emissions from the UK was in each year since 1997; and what the percentage change from 1997 was in...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many certified installers of each type of technology under the Low Carbon Buildings Programme there were in each region of the UK...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints he has received from hon. Members about Warm Front in each of the last two years.

      Warm Front Scheme: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many houses in (a) North West Cambridgeshire, (b) Cambridgeshire constituency, (c) the East of England region and (d)...

      Warm Front Scheme: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) applications for and (b) awards from the Warm Front scheme there were for those resident in Essex in each of the last...

  • Transport

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many passengers travelled by air to destinations that would now be classified as Air Passenger Duty Bands (a) A, (b) B, (c) C and...

    • Aircraft: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what directions his Department issues on the procedures to be followed for the maintenance and servicing of aircraft flown by commercial...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the International Civil Aviation Organisation on reviewing the Extended Range Twin-Engine...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will estimate the likely effect of an increase in the average cost of a domestic flight by one-third on passenger numbers.

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has discussed with the Civil Aviation Authority the replacement of pitot tubes of the type used by the aircraft...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many A330 and A340 planes using UK airports use pitot tubes of the same type as the aircraft involved in the Air France flight 447 crash...

      Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned on the reliability of equipment for measuring air speed used in A330...

      Demos

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department have attended at which representatives from the...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of letters to his Department from hon. Members' Parliamentary offices were answered within 30 days of the date of receipt in...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years.

      DVLA: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many requests for information in respect of the registered keeper of a vehicle were made to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the premium payments announced in respect of the Inter City East Coast rail franchise were based on the assumption that unregulated...

      Kemble-Swindon Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to receive the report on the evaluation of the re-doubling of the Swindon-Kemble line; and if he will make a statement.

      Lorries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent research his Department has conducted on the prevalence of colour blindness among heavy goods vehicle drivers; and if he will...

      M1

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reason the M1 motorway was closed between junctions 6 and 8 on 11 June 2009; who authorised the closure; and if he will make a...

      M25: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the roadworks and lane closures between junction 16 and junction 19 of the M25 to be ended.

      M40

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reason the M40 motorway was closed on 11 June 2009; who authorised the closure; and if he will make a statement.

      Motorcycles: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many moped riders aged (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19 and (e) 20 years old were (i) injured and (ii) killed in road traffic...

      Motorcycles: Driving Instruction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many moped riders aged (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19 and (e) 20 years old took compulsory basic training in (i) England, (ii) the...

      Motorcycles: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18, (d) 19 and (e) 20 year-olds resident in (i) the London Borough of Wandsworth, (ii) London...

      Motorways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if the Secretary of State will make it his policy to ensure that traffic information on motorway closures is given out to motorists at the...

      Railways: East Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the premium payments announced in respect of the East Midlands rail franchise awarded to Stagecoach in June 2007 were based on an...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department is planning to provide for the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak rail line; and if he will make a...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much capital funding the Government has allocated to the rail network in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department has taken to make railway stations accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people in the last five years; and if he...

      Railways: Hearing Impaired

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department has taken to encourage rail franchisees to make services accessible to deaf and hard of hearing people in the last...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents took place where colour blindness was stated as contributing to the cause of the accident in the last 12 months.

      Roads: Hampshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal road traffic accidents were recorded on roads in (a) Southampton and (b) Test Valley borough in each...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the capital budget of the Highways Agency for (a) maintenance and (b) enhancement work was in each of the last five years.

      Shipping: Pollution

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what measures his Department plans to implement in respect of (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) other pollution from shipping in the...

      Tractors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many tractor registrations there were in each year since 1997.

      Transport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he plans to take to improve the main transport routes in the UK.

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the costs and benefits for the transport sector of carbon dioxide...

      Transport: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department allocated to transport networks used primarily for tourism in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of...

      Transport: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with regard to what forms of transport colour-blindness is tested as part of driver proficiency tests.

      Transport: Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to consult young people on decisions relating to transport provision; and what other steps he is taking...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to answer Question 279865, tabled on 10 June 2009, on the Health and Safety Executive.

  • International Development

    • Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that levels of development assistance provided to Africa by his Department are maintained during the...

    • Darfur: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the number of humanitarian aid organisations operating in Darfur; and what assessment he has made...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from road-based transport for administrative operations by...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many breaches of information security there have been at (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in the last five years.

      Departmental Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the percentage of electricity used by his Department which was derived from renewable sources in (a)...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the energy consumed per full-time equivalent member of staff in his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b)...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years.

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) volume and (b) percentage of waste his Department recycled in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08.

      Departmental Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the amount of waste arising from his Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08 (i) in total and (ii) per...

      Departmental Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the water consumption on his Department’s estate in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07, (i) in total and...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid graduate internships his Department has awarded in each of the last six months.

      G8

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the outcome of the G8 Development Ministers meeting on 11 and 12 June 2009 was; and if he will make a statement.

      International Assistance: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take towards fulfilment of his commitment to assist children in conflict zones to attend schools.

      Mauritania: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development assistance his Department has provided to the government of Mauritania in each of the last three years.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department takes to ensure that UK aid money is used for the needs of the people for whom it is intended.

      Timor-Leste: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to seek to ensure the stability of the political situation in the Democratic Republic of...

      Zimbabwe: Cholera

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in Zimbabwe who are now in South Africa who have contracted cholera; and what...

      Zimbabwe: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his estimate is of the number of refugees from Zimbabwe since the formation of the unity government; what assessment he has made...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the costs of (a) printing and (b) distributing paper copies of the Digital Britain White Paper were.

    • Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many copies of the Digital Britain White Paper have been printed; how many paper copies were supplied free of charge to (a)...

      National Lottery: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Lottery funding has been received by each project in receipt of such funding in Chorley in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Cameroon: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Cameroon on the recent sentencing of the National Chairman and Vice...

    • Central America: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many consular staff his Department employs in each of its embassies in Central America.

      Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department have attended at which representatives from...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of letters to his Department from hon. Members' Parliamentary offices were answered within 30 days of the date...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2009, Official Report, columns 369-72W, on departmental internet, how many (a) unique...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been lost or stolen in the last five years.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on travel in each year since 1997. [Official Report, 8 April 2010, Vol. 508, c. 13MC.]

      Developing Countries: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on arranging a World Trade Organisation Ministerial meeting in the Doha Development Agenda; and if...

      Eastern Europe: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many consular staff his Department employs in each of its embassies in Eastern Europe.

      Egypt: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many consulate staff his Department employs in Egypt.

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has made representations to the Iranian government on the right of peaceful assembly and protest since...

      Iraq: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) the stability of the Iraqi government and (b) respect for human rights in...

      Israel: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many consulate staff his Department employs in Israel.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed Israel's conditions for the establishment of a Palestinian state with the Palestinians.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on the establishment of a Palestinian state.

      North Korea: Sanctions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the UN Security Council to adopt new sanctions on North Korea following its recent nuclear test; and if he will...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which countries have informed him of their support for the establishment of an international commission of inquiry into alleged...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to (a) the government of Sri Lanka and (b) others on (i) the physical protection and (ii)...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking in collaboration with (a) commonwealth governments and (b) the UN to facilitate a political settlement...

      Syrian Arab Republic: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding the Government has contributed to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to meet the requirements of...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of violent farm seizures in Zimbabwe which have occurred since the formation of the...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the treatment of supporters of the Movement for Democratic Change in Zimbabwe since the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Shops

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 942W, on 10 Downing Street, (1) if she will place in the Library a copy of the list...

    • Abortion: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the abortion rate among those under the age of (a) 18 and (b) 16 years was in each region in 2008.

      Adoption: Homosexuality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Government is taking to tackle discrimination against same-sex couples during adoption processes.

      Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what dates the five most recent annual reports on the numbers of (a) live births and (b) stillbirths in England were published.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from air travel by staff in her Department in (a) 2006-07 and (b) 2007-08...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid graduate internships her Department has awarded in each of the last six months.

      Economic and Monetary Union

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what activities have been undertaken by her Department’s Euro Minister in that capacity.

      Electorate

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many registered voters there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 479-82W, on employment, how many (a) UK nationals, (b) UK-born people, (c)...

      Government Departments: Standards

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance her Department provides to other Government departments on best practice for departments and their agencies in making grants.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fines have been issued in each police authority area for refusing to obey an instruction to stop drinking in a Designated Public...

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effectiveness of measures it has employed to tackle anti-social...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) dispersal orders, (b) local child curfew orders, (c) juvenile curfew orders, (d) directions to leave, (e) child safety...

      Asylum: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unsuccessful asylum seekers deported from the UK were refused entry on arrival at the country of their origin and subsequently...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will require universities to report on student progress under the Tier 4 rules on immigration.

      Genocide: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Rwandans charged with involvement with the 1994 genocide have been deported to Rwanda from the UK.

      Genocide: Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to identify Rwandans resident in the UK who are known to be connected with the genocide in Rwanda in 1994.

      Homicide: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of homicide involving a killing by a sharp instrument there have been in Peterborough constituency since 1997.

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many caseworkers are employed by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner at each of the Office's locations.

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration advisers were registered and exempted by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner between 2001 and 2009.

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures are in place to ensure that the number of passports lost by the UK Border Agency is minimised.

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanism there is to record the number of passports lost by the UK Border Agency.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Manpower

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

      Surveillance: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the retention of (a) data and (b) other information collected through...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Office of Security and Counter-Terrorism has taken to develop an appropriate performance framework for counter-terrorism...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many completed Criminal Records Bureau disclosures which did not contain details of any criminal conviction were issued with notes...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in cases where a private arrangement for child maintenance payments has been agreed between a non-resident parent and the parent with care,...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission has made of the number of non-resident parents whose maintenance calculation has...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to figures 16 and 18 in the National Audit Office report, Child Support Agency - Implementation of the Child Support...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to figure 11 in the National Audit Office report Child Support Agency— Implementation of the Child Support Reforms,...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when the classification of child tax credit as income when calculating the child support payments of a non-resident parent was last...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of children in the UK for whom maintenance payments (a) are and (b) are not made via the Child...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission considers a reduction in the working hours of a non-resident parent grounds for an...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will change the name of council tax benefit to council tax rebate; and if she will make a statement.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment her Department has made of the effect on applicants for crisis loans of measures to limit the number of loan awards to...

      Departmental Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which organisations provided cleaning services to her Department in each of the last three years; and what the cost of each such contract was...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many breaches of security have been reported at (a) the Child Support Agency, (b) Jobcentre Plus, (c) the Pension, Disability and Carers...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) local authorities, (b) social enterprises and (c) other third sector providers have (i) applied and (ii) qualified for...

      Jobcentre Plus: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) benefit delivery centres and (b) customer-facing jobcentres operated by Jobcentre Plus there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle...

      Maternity Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research she has undertaken on the reasons for which people do not take up Sure Start maternity grants; and if she will make a statement.

      Mobility Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if she will extend eligibility for the mobility allowance to people with a disability who are over the age of 65; (2) if she will...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) with reference to the answer of 28 October 2008, Official Report, columns 868-69W, on the state retirement pension, if she will revise...

      State Retirement Pensions: EU Nationals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of (a) the change in the number of EU citizens who will be entitled to the state pension and (b) the likely...

      Vacancies: Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs have been advertised at the job centre in Milton Keynes in each of the last 12 months.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Child Minding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 9, on child care (summer holidays) (1) what recent assessment...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria apply to the provision of Early Years Foundation Stage learning and development exemptions to childminders; what...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many registered childcare places for children under eight years old there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in (i) 1997...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has allocated to local authority child protection services for 2009-10; and what recent steps his...

      Children’s Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start centres there are in each local education authority area.

      Pre-School Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what representations he has received on the effects of mandatory early learning requirements on (a) diversity of provision and...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research he has evaluated for benchmarking purposes on educational attainment at age seven for children in (a) England and...

      Schools: Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated for the encouragement of physical exercise in schools in (a)...

      Schools: Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding will be provided to (a) the Association for Physical Education and (b) other sports professionals for continued...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to tackle the causes of youth criminality.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, what fees (a) Barclays Capital, (b) Goldman Sachs, (c) HSBC and (d) the Royal Bank of Scotland received from her Department for taking part in the...

    • Child Poverty Bill

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the cost of implementing the provisions of the Child Poverty Bill (a) in Wales and (b) in total.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the (a) meat, (b) fruit and (c) vegetables procured by his Department in the last 12 months was produced in the UK.

      Departmental Reviews

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

      EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions his Department has had at EU level on the contents of the National Audit Office’s 2009 report on financial management in the European...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of his Department's officials work on calculating the UK's fortnightly payment to the European Communities budget; and how much the last such...

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons he decided to increase duty on beer in Budget 2009.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the two new non-executive directors appointed to the Financial Services Authority Board have extensive professional...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedure is being followed for recruitment for the two additional non-executive directors of the Financial Services Authority Board announced in March...

      Financial Services Consumer Panel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to announce the appointment of a new Chairman of the Financial Services Consumer Panel; and if he will make a statement.

      Individual Savings Accounts: Essex

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the proportion of residents of (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point who have individual savings accounts.

      Inheritance Tax: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many valuations the Valuation Office Agency undertook for inheritance tax in 2008-09.

      Legal Services Commission: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Legal Services Commission on best value tendering; and if he will make a statement.

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the year in which the UK's national debt will return to its 2008 level as proportion of gross domestic product.

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of servicing the UK's national debt was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Personal Savings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps he has taken to safeguard the savings of (a) pensioners and (b) those on fixed incomes.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations the Treasury has received against changes to the furnished home letting rules.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish the Public Expenditure Statistical Analyses for 2009.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been lent to (a) UK businesses other than banks and financial institutions and (b) UK homeowners in each month since August 2007.

      Public Private Partnerships

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his estimate is of the cost to the public purse of public-private partnership liabilities in 2009-10.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on public expenditure of raising the public sector pension age to 68 on a phased basis in line with the increase in...

      Taxation: Foundry Sand

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to change the level of taxation on waste foundry sand; and if he will make a statement.

      VAT: Channel Islands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue that would accrue to the Exchequer from applying the value added tax regime in force on the mainland to goods...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 383W, on council housing, how much was spent under each budgetary...

    • Council Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for section 27 consent were (a) made by local authorities and (b) granted in each year since 1997.

      Council Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether consent for transfer of housing stock from a local authority to a housing association has been withheld on one or more...

      Council Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information (a) his Department, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency, (c) the Tenant Services Authority and (d) the...

      Council Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were on local authority housing waiting lists in Castle Point (a) on the latest date for which figures are...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish a summary of representations received by his Department on council tax in the last three years.

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the PricewaterhouseCoopers stage 2 financial viability study of the eco-towns programme will be made publicly available...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the number of empty dwellings in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Teesside and (d)...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) minimum and (b) maximum grant available under the Kickstart Housing Delivery programme will be.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many expressions of interest were received by the Homes and Communities Agency in relation to the Kickstart Housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what he expects the average amount of grant per unit for the Kickstart Housing Delivery programme to be.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) by what mechanism the book value of land in relation to applications made by housing developers via the Kickstart Housing...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanism exists to ensure that new homes built by developers with funding from the Kickstart Housing Delivery programme...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether provision exists for developers to pay interest on loans from the Homes and Communities Agency in relation to the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role regional development agencies will play in the distribution of funding via the Kickstart Housing Delivery programme.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the likely total cost of the due diligence process for the Homes and Communities Agency in respect...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the definition of a housing-led scheme is in respect of applications for funding made under the Kickstart Housing Delivery...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) assistance and (b) incentives there are to (i) build and (ii) upgrade homes to energy-efficient standards.

      Local Government: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) if he will issue guidance to local authorities on the separate recording of numbers of complaints received from (a) hon....

      Local Government: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have tendered contracts through reverse e-auctions in each of the last five years.

      Local Government: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent research his Department has commissioned on public involvement in its policy formulation at a local and regional...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the merits of direct elections of local authority mayors.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have (a) applied for and (b) been refused assistance through the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in each month since...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people who qualify for homeowner mortgage support but do not receive such assistance.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have (a) applied for, (b) been granted and (c) been refused assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the basis was for the information contained in the August 2004 National Non-Domestic Rates Transitional Arrangements...

      Non-domestic Rates: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many businesses in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London receive small business rate relief; (2)...

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to instruct local authorities to make public (a) monies received through planning obligations and...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to adopt a national registration scheme for private rented accommodation; and if he will make a statement.

      Regional Government: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff there were in each (a) policy and (b) locality division in each regional Government office in each year from...

      Right To Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much right to buy receipts were in each year since 1997; and how much of them was retained by local authorities in...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent representations he has received from housing associations on provision of credit to those seeking to purchase...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average grant per unit from the £100 million fund for local authorities to build social...

      Social Rented Housing: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) by what date he expects all Copeland properties leased by social landlords to be at the decent homes standard; (2) how...

      Social Rented Housing: Copeland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department plans to take to meet the demand for social rented housing in Copeland.

      Social Rented Housing: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department plans to take to meet demand for social rented housing in Tamworth constituency.

      Temporary Accommodation: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were in temporary accommodation in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years; and what...

      Temporary Accommodation: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were in temporary accommodation in (a) the London Borough of Bexley and (b) Greater London in each of the...

      Temporary Accommodation: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households were in temporary accommodation in Milton Keynes in each of the last five years; and how long on average...

  • Health

    • Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of the level of provision of maternity services in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) England.

    • Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the adequacy of maternity services in (a) Kettering constituency and (b) England.

      Social Care Green Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the forthcoming social care Green Paper.

      Berkeley Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the relocation of Berkeley hospital; and what plans he has for the future use of the existing site.

      NHS Targets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the use of targets in raising standards of care in the NHS.

      Greater Manchester Ambulance Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to improve the response time of the Greater Manchester ambulance service.

      Hospital-acquired Infections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what further steps he plans to take to reduce the level of hospital-acquired infections.

      First Aid Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has to promote first aid training for members of the public.

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward proposals for a new compensation scheme for thalidomide victims in cases where the drug was prescribed on the NHS; and if he will...

      Physical Activity: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to promote physical activity to maintain health among young people; and if he will make a statement.

      Working Time Directive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received on the effects of the European working time directive on junior doctors; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses’ Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of levels of pay for nursing staff in the NHS.

      Dementia Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the performance of dementia care services in (a) East Devon constituency and (b) England.

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women in (a) the Essex Strategic Health Authority area and (b) England who had had (i) one, (ii), two, (iii) three, (iv) four, (v) five, (vi)...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many women aged (a) under 16, (b) 16 to 18, (c) 19 to 24, (d) 25 to 29, (e) 30 to 34, (f) 35 to 39 and (g) over 40 years of age in (i) Essex...

      Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department (a) has commissioned, (b) plans to commission and (c) has evaluated on the reasons for trends in the abortion rate in...

      Community Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding he expects to be allocated to community hospitals under the Community Hospitals Fund in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on the criteria applicable to the job specification for dental practice advisers; and if he...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) 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...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of primary care trusts which store unencrypted personal data on (a) laptop computers, (b) memory sticks and (c)...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) companies, (b) consultancies and (c) other external firms have been contracted to review his Department’s advertising in the last 10...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff in his Department are paid an annual salary of more than £100,000.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what each (a) of his Department's arms length bodies, (b) strategic health authority and (c) special health authority has spent on public affairs...

      Doctors: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of non-UK doctors granted entry (a) through the points-based system and (b) otherwise is required for the NHS to...

      Health Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of standards of out-of-hospital (a) palliative and (b) dementia care for elderly patients in (i) England, (ii) Essex...

      Health Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the proposals in the Digital Britain report for development...

      Hospital Beds: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds allocated for care of the elderly there were in hospitals in England in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 341W, on in vitro fertilisation: standards, what assessment he has made of the level of...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on social care for people with a learning disability in 2008-09.

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the £330 million three-year allocation for improvements to maternity services was committed in 2008-09.

      Maternity Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what account he expects strategic health authorities to take of the 2008 non-medical workforce census in their maternity workforce plans; (2) what...

      Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is given to (a) primary care trusts and (b) social services on the care and treatment of people over the age of 18 with Duchenne muscular...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Government funding is being made available for research into Duchenne muscular dystrophy in 2009-10.

      NHS: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2009, Official Report, column 928W, on departmental billing, what steps he has taken to reduce the time taken by the...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reported assaults on (a) doctors and (b) nurses there were in each strategic health authority area in each year since 1997.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average management charge was levied by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency for contracts issued by it in the latest period for which figures are...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average change in prices under the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency contracts was in each of the last two years.

      Nursing and Midwifery Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the last 12 months to ensure that registrants have indemnity insurance.

      Nutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include incentives for conducting nutritional screening in the community pharmacy contractual framework.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of each type of patient safety incident occurred in each NHS trust between April and September 2008; and what percentage of such incidents...

      Poultry Meat: Import Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to prevent the importation of chicken injected with pork and beef waste; and if he will make a statement.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts made bids for funding from the Community Hospitals Fund in each of the last three years; how many such bids were successful;...

      Sheltered Housing: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of older people living in (a) extra care and (b) extra sheltered accommodation.

      Social Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many older people receive social care.

      Treatment Centres: Southampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors from Southampton General Hospital have been seconded to the independent sector treatment centre in Southampton in each month since its...

      Weather

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 404W, on weather, what the costs were of (a) revising each of the three web-based...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aviation: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent application he has received from the aerospace sector for repayable launch investment; and if he will make...

    • Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made in simplifying the reporting of inconsistent or inaccurate guidance as referred to in the...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress the Government has made towards its target of reducing administrative burdens on the private and third...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress the Government has made towards its target of identifying annual net reductions in costs to private...

      Business: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the further...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to businesses of regulations due to come into force in April 2009.

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations Ministers from his Department and its predecessors have made to the European Union on a reduction...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) headcount officials at each grade are working in his...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what services his Department's face-to-face debt advice project has provided since September 2008; how many (a) males...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many public consultations have been conducted by his Department and its predecessors since 27 June 2007; what the...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which section of his Department has lead responsibility for trade and export promotion of renewable energy.

      Dietary Supplements: Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what information his Department holds on the systems Royal Mail has in place to monitor the content of mail...

      EU Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the amount saved by UK companies on tariffs on exports to EU countries consequent upon...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of business failures in the last 12 months attributable to...

      Insolvency: Ports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what records the Insolvency Service holds on the number of firms in ports which have gone into administration in the...

      Iraq

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants from his Department are based in (a) Basra, (b) Baghdad, (c) Erbil and (d) other locations...

      LDV

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with the administrators of LDV Group on the future of the business.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the car scrappage scheme applies to mobility-supplied vehicles which are over 10 years old.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Jaguar Land Rover and (b) Morgan Motor Company Ltd....

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many loans have been made to the automotive industry under the Automotive Assistance Programme since the programme...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether cars which are 10 years old and which were first registered on the Isle of Man and are now registered in the...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many redundancies in the automotive sector have been notified to his Department and its predecessor in each month...

      Motor Vehicles: Research

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to promote research and development within the automotive industry.

      North East Regional Development Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which (a) festivals and (b) other events the North East Regional Development Agency has undertaken to support or...

      Palestinians: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether new trading connections have been made between British and Palestinian businesses since the Palestine Trade...

      Palestinians: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made in promoting and facilitating bilateral trade and investment in the Palestinian...

      Palestinians: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department is providing to the Palestine-Britain Business Council in 2009-10.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what related party transactions were declared by each board member of each of the regional development agencies in the...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions the Secretary of State has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the future...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps have been taken to ensure that proposals for the sale of parts of Royal Mail provide value for money.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies have submitted bids for part-ownership of Royal Mail.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the outcome was of the Secretary of State's discussions on further share sales in Royal Mail beyond a 30 per...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the asset value of Royal Mail has been calculated in the last two years; and what action was...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what basis it was decided to propose a sale of 30 per cent. of Royal Mail; what other percentages were considered;...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) written and (b) oral representations Ministers in his Department have received on the timing of the...

      Small Businesses: Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from small businesses on their ability to buy goods on credit; and if he will...

      South East of England Development Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) land and (b) buildings owned by the South East of England Development Agency are unused.

      Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his officials have had with the new Indian government on the Doha Development Round; and if he will...

      UK Trade and Investment: Low Carbon Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what UK Trade and Investment support is planned for UK low carbon sector businesses at (a) the architecture...

      Uzbekistan: Imports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the merits of banning imports of Uzbek cotton.

      Video Games: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much financial support was given by UK Trade and Investment to the video games industry in 2007-08.

      Working Capital Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Working Capital Scheme began operation; and how much funding has been provided under the scheme.

  • House of Lords

    • Ambulances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regard ambulances operated by the Glengormley Ambulance and Rescue Unit as ambulances within the meaning of the Road Traffic Acts.

    • Archaeological Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to ensure that material found on and information relevant to archaeological sites where the developer goes into receivership is...

      Aviation: Air Contamination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent toxic air affecting airline passengers.

      Bank of England

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the level of sterling has affected the quantitative easing programme of the Bank of England.

      Banking: Asset Purchase

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recent statistical outcomes in the asset purchase facility for quantitative easing; and which statistics they use from the...

      Businesses: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they will hold with representatives of the United Kingdom retail sector about avoiding redundancies in the next six months.

      Crime: Bail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times pre-charge bail conditions have been issued in each of the past five years. To ask Her Majesty's Government how frequently pre-charge bail...

      Department of Health: Outside Consultancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which outside consultancies have been undertaking work commissioned by the Department of Health for the past 12 months; and what the (a) purpose and (b) monetary...

      Elections: European Parliament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the percentage poll in each of the 27 European Union member states at the recent elections for the European Parliament.

      Elections: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria govern the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland's practice of requiring sight of Commonwealth citizens' passports when registering for a vote but...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 9 March (WA 204—5) and 3 June (WA 87—8), how a "live human embryo" is defined in the Human...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 July 2008 (WA 243—45) and 3 June 2009 (WA 88), why the Human Fertilisation and Embryology...

      Equality Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer on 1 June by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon (WA 23), whether they intend to seek the agreement of the Northern Ireland Executive for the...

      Finance Sector: Remuneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to ensure that recovery in the United Kingdom financial services sector will not lead to large increases in remuneration packages for senior...

      Gangmasters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many successful prosecutions have been brought by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since its inception; and what fines and other penalties were ordered to...

      Gangmasters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of running the Gangmasters Licensing Authority; and what is the breakdown of those costs.

      Health: Bilateral Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which European Union countries they have bilateral agreements for the payment of costs for (a) United Kingdom pensioners, and (b) health services for all ages.

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in (a) 2006—07, and (b) 2007—08, how much they paid to the Governments of (1) Latvia, (2) Poland, and (3) Lithuania, for healthcare for United Kingdom...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) will be established and operational; and what is the budget for the ISA.

      Legislation: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they keep full accounts that would show the total cost of preparing and bringing in any bill, including all departmental civil service, drafting, other...

      Mutual Recognition Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the main principles of the Mutual Recognition Regulation ((EC) 764/2008); and what assessment they have made of the impact of that regulation.

      NHS Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Chairmen of NHS trusts were removed from office in each of the past three years by the Secretary of State, or his agent, for (a) an unacceptable level of...

      NHS: Fracture Liaison Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that every hospital in England is linked to a Fracture Liaison Service.

      Poland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they give to black and Asian British citizens travelling to Poland in the light of recent experiences of persons reportedly subjected to racial abuse,...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals' images are stored by (a) the Metropolitan Police Force CO11 Public Order Branch, and (b) each other police force in England and Wales; and...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used by police forces in deciding whether to retain an image on a database. To ask Her Majesty's Government what rank of police officer decides...

      Police: Databases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how an individual knows whether their image is stored on the police database; and how they can appeal to have it deleted.

      Prisons: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 1 June (WA 54) concerning the team appointed to review the equity monitoring service in relation to...

      Railways: Bridges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money has been spent on undertaking the Bridgeguard 3 programme (under EC Directives 85/3/ECC and 89/460ECC); whether the programme is complete; and how...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the scope for reviving the former central railway freight line from the north and midlands to southern England.

      Safety Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there are plans to work with European counterparts in the hospitality industry to strengthen hotel safety standards.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to increase taxation on tobacco products in order to fund the cleaning of litter caused by such products.

      Voluntary Organisations: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they provide to voluntary bodies and other local organisations supporting volunteers who are facing reductions in public funding for their projects.

      Voluntary Organisations: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what national sources of funding are available to voluntary bodies and local organisations supporting volunteers. To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they...

      Working Time Directive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have revised their forecast of the level of compliance in the National Health Service with the European working time directive in August 2009 in light...

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