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Written answers

Wednesday, 24 June 2009

  • International Development

    • Internally Displaced Persons: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent assessment is of the humanitarian situation in camps for internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka; and if he will...

    • Palestinian West Bank

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his latest assessment is of the effectiveness of his Department's projects to support economic development in the Palestinian West...

      Faith Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the contribution of faith organisations to his Department's work with civil society in developing...

      Refugee Camps: Algeria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department provides to people from western Sahara in refugee camps in Algeria.

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans he has to discuss with his G8 counterparts their plans to meet their commitments on (a) assistance to Africa, made at the...

      Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many days on average his Department's professional staff worked in rural areas in the last 12 months period for which information...

      Sudan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what development assistance his Department is providing to (a) the government of national unity in Sudan and (b) the government of...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of family intervention tenancies in tackling anti-social behaviour.

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 185W, on crime, how many incidents of street drinking were recorded in each...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 10 July 2008, Official Report, columns 1767-8W, on genetics: databases, what proportion of DNA records of...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications from (a) Pakistan and (b) Afghanistan have been rejected by the Abu Dhabi hub after being forwarded for...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is provided to (a) British and (b) locally engaged entry clearance officers in Pakistan and Abu Dhabi.

      Entry Clearances: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications for entry into the UK have been made in Afghanistan (a) in each of the last five years and (b) since 27 October 2008.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications have been checked for fraud by entry clearance officers in Islamabad (a) in each of the last five years and (b)...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry clearance officers based in Islamabad are (a) locally engaged and (b) British nationals.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications for entry into the UK have been made in Pakistan in (a) each of the last five years and (b) since 27 October 2008.

      Entry Clearances: United Arab Emirates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry clearance officers based in Abu Dhabi are (a) locally engaged and (b) British nationals.

      Firearms: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 April 2009, Official Report, column 593W, on firearms: crime, how many firearms offences (excluding those...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 29 October 2008, Official Report, columns 1087-88W, on human trafficking, how many (a) arrests and (b)...

      Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for human trafficking offences relating to labour exploitation under the Asylum and Immigration...

      Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been prosecuted for human trafficking offences relating to sexual exploitation under the Sexual Offences Act 2003.

      Parenting Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting contracts have been issued under section 19 and 25 of the Anti-Social Behaviour Act 2003 in each local authority area in...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of Essex Police since January 2008 on mechanisms to ensure that information held by them...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the British Bankers' Association on the regulatory reforms proposed by the Financial Services Authority on...

    • Capital Gains Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the revenue forgone by the Exchequer as a result of alterations to the designation of an individual's main home to avoid...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on child benefit in 2008-09; what proportion of that was paid to families with gross incomes of over (a) £25,000, (b)...

      Corporation Tax: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of a reduction of one per cent. in the rate of corporation tax for (a) small and (b) large firms in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Prime Minister's (a) Strategy Unit and (b) Delivery Unit is conducting work related to the responsibilities of the Department of Energy and...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent progress has been made in establishing the ex-gratia payments scheme for Equitable Life policyholders; what steps will be taken in relation to...

      Government Departments: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Departments have had funding withheld since 1998 as a result of not meeting public service agreement targets; and how much funding was withheld in...

      Kaupthing Bank: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to compensate people who have sustained financial losses owing to the failure of Kaupthing Bank.

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of a reduction of one per cent. in the rate of employers' national insurance contributions in the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of total annually managed expenditure in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) 2013-14; (2) what...

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Chairman and Chief Executive of UK Financial Investments in respect of bonuses planned to be awarded to senior...

      Social Security Benefits: Families

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families have received (a) child trust fund payments, (b) child tax credit, (c) childcare tax credit and (d) working tax credit in each...

      Taxation: Telecommunications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what rate per metre per year British Telecom is required to pay in respect of fibre tax.

      Taxation: Telecommunications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue has been raised from fibre tax in each year since its inception; and what the cost to the Valuation Office Agency of collecting the revenue...

      Taxation: Telecommunications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether value added tax will be levied on the proposed supplement to be paid on all fixed copper lines referred to in the Digital Britain White Paper.

      VAT: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from (a) commercial and (b) not-for-profit training providers on the applicability of value added tax to fees...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people required to make repayments as a result of overpayments of their tax credits in (a) Great Britain, (b)...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans next to review the number of hours of work a week which determines eligibility to receive working tax credit payments.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer Question 266584, tabled on 25 March 2009, on public service agreement targets.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel are (a) embedded with Pakistani military units and (b) based in Pakistan to co-ordinate military operations in support...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fatalities of civilian contractors supplying British forces in Afghanistan there have been in each year since 2001.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the number of casualties sustained by forces from each NATO member state participating in the ISAF mission in...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the UK has commanded Regional Command South in Afghanistan since 2003; and how many UK troops were part of that command on each occasion.

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers were stationed in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department plans to conduct its next strategic defence review.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) operational control, (b) administrative control, (c) technical control, (d) tactical control and (e) other command relationship between...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 20 March 2009, Official Report, column 1344W, on USA: military alliances, on what date and at which location the June 2009...

      Nuclear Weapons: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's most recent opinion poll data are on public opinion on the retention of the United Kingdom's nuclear deterrent.

      Nuclear Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the role of the Fleet Protection Group Royal Marines is in the protection of nuclear weapons road convoys.

  • Transport

    • A303

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when an inspection was last carried out of the condition of the carriageway on the A303 at its junction with the A345 at Countess...

    • Airports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which parliamentary constituencies have airports wholly or partly within their boundaries.

      Aviation: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations his Department has received on (a) restrictions imposed and (b) charges levied by airlines on passengers who...

      Aviation: Noise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what requirements there are on light aircraft taking off from or landing at airports located close to housing developments to have...

      Birmingham Airport: Air Pollution

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research his Department has commissioned on levels of noise pollution in the area surrounding Birmingham airport in the last three years.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many pensioners in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire received concessionary bus passes in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 May 2009, Official Report, column 1489W, on departmental conditions of employment, what timetable he has set...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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 Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the percentage of electricity used by his Department which was derived from renewable sources in (a) 2006-07...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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 Plants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) pot plants and (b) cut flowers in 2008-09.

      Disability Discrimination Act

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of progress towards compliance with the provisions of the Disability Discrimination Act in respect of...

      Exhaust Emissions: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department allocated for the development of transportation with (a) low and (b) no carbon dioxide emissions in (i)...

      Fishing Vessels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to conclude its analysis of stability criteria for small fishing vessels; and if he will...

      Humber Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to receive the report of the public inquiry on the Humber Bridge toll.

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency: Pay

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

      Public Transport: Hampshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department has allocated to improve public transport in (a) Test Valley borough and (b) Southampton in 2009-10.

      Public Transport: Peterborough

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department has allocated to the development of public transport in Peterborough in 2009-10.

      Royal Family: Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 15W, on Royal Family: travel, what steps his Department takes to assess...

      Southern: Railway Stations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) Transport for London plans to spend on deep cleaning stations along the South Central franchise route.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency has spent on external consultants in each of the last five years.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Manpower

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

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Pay

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

  • Justice

    • Arson: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for arson there were in each London borough in the latest year for which figures are available.

    • Community Legal Advice: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much was spent on the Community Legal Advice telephone service in each year since 2004; (2) how many calls have been made to the Community...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 its inception to...

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much surplus land (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had in each year since the Department was established; (2) what the latest...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many and what percentage of drivers received a ban from driving for drink-driving in each year since 1997; (2) how many and what percentage of...

      Electorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many voters were eligible to vote in the (a) 2009 elections to the European Parliament and (b) 2005 General Election.

      National Offender Management Information System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department and its agencies have spent on C-NOMIS.

      Prison Service: Pay

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

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners aged over 70 are being held in each prison in England and Wales.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners convicted of each category of offence are aged over 70.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people aged 70 years and over were sentenced to immediate custody on conviction for each category of offence in each of the last 10 years for...

      Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 346, on prisoners release: re-offenders, when he expects to have re-offending data in...

      Prisoners: Offender Assessment System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners aged over 70 have been assessed under OASys as (a) high risk and (b) very high risk; (2) how many prisoners aged over 70 held...

      Prisons: West Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 82-3W, on prisons: construction, by what process (a) the National Offender Management...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cases the Probation Service handled in each region in each of the last three years; and how many staff were employed by the Probation Service in...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the implications for the West Mercia Probation Trust of the proposed merger of the Staffordshire and West Midlands...

      Probation: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many records are held on the (a) Delius, (b) CRAMS and (c) other Probation Service IT case management systems.

      Probation: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people from North Yorkshire were (a) convicted of an offence and (b) referred to the Probation Service for (i) reports and (ii) supervision in...

      Probation: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department has allocated to South Yorkshire Probation Service in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Probation: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the rate of (a) absence and (b) absence resulting from ill-health was among South Yorkshire Probation Service staff in 2008-09; what estimate he...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many parents in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have appeared in court on charges related to the unauthorised absence from school of their child in...

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children have been remanded in custody in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average length of time is for which children were held on remand in custody in the last 12 months.

      Remand in Custody: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children who were held on remand in custody in the last 12 months were aged (a) 10 or 11 years, (b) 12 or 13 years, (c) 13 or 14 years, (d)...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many children were overseen by each Youth Offending Team in the most recent year for which data is available.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Bees: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the funding required by the National Bee Unit from his Department to maintain its programme of...

    • Bovine TB Eradication Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many meetings the bovine tuberculosis eradication panel has had; if he will publish the (a) agenda and (b) minutes of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made in identifying pilot sites for the roll-out of badger bovine tuberculosis vaccines.

      Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Research spent on external consultants in each of the last...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will request the supermarkets to assist in dealing with the consequences of the failure of dairy farmers of Great Britain.

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department allocated for research and development in each year since 1997.

      Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department plans to amend the Environmental permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, Schedule 1, Part 2,...

      Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the effects on levels of exports of used cooking oil to other EU members states of...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of (a) beef, (b) pork and (c) lamb consumed in the UK was produced domestically in each year since 1997.

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the scientific advice commissioned by his Department on the cultivation of genetically-modified in maize...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance he has issued to the Environment Agency on the account to be taken of consequential environmental impacts that...

      Oil: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations govern the combustion of (a) diesel and (b) used cooking oil that has been classified as being...

      Oil: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department has issued on whether an end-of-waste product manufactured from used cooking oil requires a...

      Oil: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department plans to amend the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2007, Schedule 1, Part 2,...

      Recycling: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of waste arising in each local authority area in the ceremonial county of Hampshire was recycled in each of...

      Recycling: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of waste arising in Peterborough local authority area was recycled in each of the last five years.

      Renewable Energy: Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on the renewable energy sector of the level of rated thermal input allowed by...

      School Milk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many schools in each local authority area provided milk to children under the (a) EU School Milk Subsidy and (b) the...

      Veterinary Laboratories Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Veterinary Laboratories Agency spent on consultants in each of the last five years.

      Waste Disposal: EC Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has undertaken research on the treatment of end-of-waste product in other EU members states; and if he...

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used on her Office's estate in each year from its inception to 2008-09.

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much was spent on energy efficiency measures for her Office's estate in each year from its inception to 2009; what assessment has been made of the...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of her Office's estate.

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many laptop computers belonging to her Office have been lost or stolen in the last five years.

      Olympic Delivery Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff there were in each...

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her latest estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympics road cycling event at Regent's Park.

      Olympic Games 2012: Gun Sports

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her latest estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympic shooting event at the Royal Artillery Barracks.

      Olympic Games 2012: Tourism

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the number of additional visitors expected to visit each (a) region and (b) London borough as a result of the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Data Protection

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

    • Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on relocation costs for new members of staff in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners Release: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many foreign national prisoners were released from Northern Ireland prisons in each of the last five years.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Data Protection

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

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies on administration of the making of grants as a...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to which (a) magazines, (b) journals and (c) newspapers his Department subscribes; and what the cost of such subscriptions has been...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of steps taken by the online gambling industry to identify and prevent fraud in...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will submit to the European Commission a paper giving the Government's opinion on the legislation proposed by the French...

      Gambling: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received from UK leisure and gaming businesses on the likely effects on them of (a) provisions relating to...

      Licensed Premises: Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to publish the outcomes of the consultations on premises licence regulations (section 172(6)) (gaming tables).

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects...

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to (a) enable and (b) encourage local authorities to increase their provision of sports pitches.

      Sport: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department allocated to sport-related groups in Norwich in each of the last five years.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department made available to maintain and improve sporting facilities in (a) the borough of Test Valley and (b)...

      Tourism: Economic Situation

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

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the implications of the recent Slough and Coventry court judgements for the provision of...

    • Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much revenue was collected in (a) rent and (b) right to buy receipts in each local authority in each of the last 10 years.

      Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the report of the Review of Council Housing Finance will be published.

      Demos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has any contracts with the think-tank Demos.

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) electricity and (b) gas was used (i) on his Department's and its predecessor's estate and (ii) by his...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many inspections local authority trading standards officers had carried out in relation to the accuracy and...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the number of (a) homes and (b) second homes in each district.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether Homes and Communities Agency debt is to be repaid as a priority under the terms of the Kickstart Housing Delivery programme.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of unsold new build properties.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of housing developments in England on which construction (a) has not started and...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether tenants who have purchased equity in their houses under the Social HomeBuy scheme are liable for the maintenance costs...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been bought through the National Clearing House scheme in each local authority area in the South West region...

      Local Government Finance: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an estimate of the expenditure from the public purse incurred by (a) local authorities and (b) other public...

      Local Government: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the allocation by them of resources for the purposes of...

      Local Government: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of involvement of young people in the work of local authorities and other...

      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 will be assisted by the Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme in (a)...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations the Prime Minister has received on the effect of the application of retrospective business rates on...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of (a) single occupancy households, (b) two person households and (c) three person...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for funding from the £100 million fund for local authorities to build social rented housing have been...

      Temporary Accommodation: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the average cost to local authorities of providing temporary accommodation for (a) single...

      Temporary Accommodation: Peterborough

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

      Thurrock Thameside Urban Development Corporation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what occasions the Housing Minister and his predecessor (a) visited Thurrock constituency and (b) met the Thurrock...

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what support his Department provides to the retail sector for the encouragement of innovative town centre redevelopment.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the US administration notified his Department that it had agreed to transfer four former detainees from Guantánamo...

    • China: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals are living in the People's Republic of China.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from air travel by staff in his Department in (a)...

      Departmental Cleaning Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which organisations provided cleaning services to his Department in each of the last three years; and what the cost of each such...

      Departmental Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the percentage of electricity used by his Department which was derived from renewable sources in...

      Departmental Resignations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many members of staff have resigned from his Department in each year since 2001.

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Diplomatic Service: Gifts and Endowments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what guidance his Department issues to envoys appointed by the Prime Minister on the acceptance of (a) payments, (b) gifts,...

      Eritrea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Government last made representations to the government of Eritrea on human rights issues.

      European Anti-Fraud Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many cases the European Anti-Fraud Office has investigated since its inception; and how many investigations have resulted in...

      European Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the merits of holding national elections to determine the UK's European Commissioner.

      HMS Poseidon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the alleged secret salvaging by China of the HMS Poseidon submarine lost in a peacetime accident...

      International Renewable Energy Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with his counterpart in (a) Germany, (b) Austria, (c) Denmark and (d) the United Arab...

      International Renewable Energy Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with counterparts in (a) Canada, (b) China, (c) Japan, (d) India, (e) Brazil, (f)...

      Laos: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make further representations to the Lao government about the welfare and political status of the prisoners Thao Mua,...

      Pakistan: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Pakistan on the treatment of minorities in that country.

      Royal Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on clothing for official visits overseas by members of the Royal Family in 2008-09.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1425W, when the next meeting of Working Group 1 of the Contact...

      Sudan: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for implementation of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan, with...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the final report of the Commission of Inquiry on the Turks and Caicos Islands to be published; what timetable he...

      Uganda: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on progress on peace negotiations between the Lord's Resistance Army and the government of...

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries on the...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Postal Votes

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what assessment the Electoral Commission has made of the merits of the use of a...

    • Postal Votes: Lancashire

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what information the Electoral Commission holds on the proportion of postal votes...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cases of cancer have been diagnosed in (a) England and (b) each ward of Henley constituency in each year since 2000.

    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 17 November 2008, Official Report, column 244W, on Ministerial policy advisers, how much was spent on severance...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many members of the Cabinet Office's security staff have (a) been suspended, (b) been dismissed and (c) resigned in the last eight months; and...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of computers in Government departments run (a) Microsoft Office software, (b) Open Office software and (c) other open source office...

      Non-Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many non-departmental public bodies have been (a) established and (b) abolished since May 1997.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase the number of apprenticeships, with particular reference to apprenticeships within...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were awarded to individuals subsequently discovered to be illegal immigrants in the last year...

      Apprentices: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point commenced level 2 apprenticeships in each of the last five years.

      Apprentices: Local Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 599W, on apprentices: local government, how many (a)...

      Apprentices: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many public sector apprenticeships have been started in (a) Stockport and (b) Tameside local authority area...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons the Learning and Skills Council has not taken decisions on colleges' capital programme in accordance...

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria the Learning and Skills Council uses to determine which further education colleges receive funding for...

      Education: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to promote the uptake of collaborative procurement strategies within universities...

      Further Education: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on students in North Yorkshire of the recent changes to the budget...

      Gambling: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from UK leisure and gaming businesses on the (a) level of competition in...

      Higher Education: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students resident in North West Cambridgeshire constituency were in higher education in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education: Peterborough

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students resident in Peterborough constituency were in higher education in each of the last 10 years.

      Jaguar Land Rover

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to conclude his discussions with Jaguar Land Rover on loan guarantees from the Automotive Assistance...

      Learning and Skills Council: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Learning and Skills Council has spent on consultants in each of the last five years.

      Learning and Skills Council: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria are used by the Learning and Skills Council to allocate funding to local authorities.

      Learning and Skills Council: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much funding was allocated to local authorities through the Learning and Skills Council as part of the most...

      Learning and Skills Council: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and...

      Local Press

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what timetable the Office of Fair Trading has set for its review of local newspapers.

      Overseas Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the monetary value of overseas student (a) fees and (b) spending to the economy.

      Personal Care Services: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department funds training programmes which provide skills relevant to the beauty treatment and tanning...

      Steel: Prices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if the Secretary of State will make it his policy to support small businesses affected by the changes in the price of...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on students in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point of the recent...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have (a) applied for and (b) received a career development loan to train to become (i) a driving...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Absenteeism: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents in Peterborough have appeared in court on charges related to the unauthorised absence from school of their child...

    • Apprentices: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many hours a week on average 16 to 18 year-olds spent on apprenticeships in each industrial sector in (a) Essex and (b)...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost was of each Building Schools for the Future project completed in 2008; and if he will make a statement.

      Chemistry: GCE A-level

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

      Children In Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2009, Official Report, column 1067W, how many of the children who have gone missing from...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much had been spent on ContactPoint on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to recommence data feeding from national systems into ContactPoint.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people have contacted Ofsted's safeguarding children whistleblower hotline since its inception.

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were taught in classes of more than 30 pupils in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

      Family Courts: Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service employees over the age of 65 years have been refused contract...

      Further Education: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point were in further education (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of maintained mainstream schools did not enter any pupils for an A level in English in each year...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of pupils achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to B in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement;...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of maintained mainstream schools did not enter any pupils for a GCSE in (a) geography and (b)...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many and what proportion of mainstream maintained schools no pupil has achieved a grade of G or above in GCSE history...

      Grammar Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attended grammar schools in each year since 2007; what proportion of the secondary school population this figure...

      Pre-school Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many nursery school places there are per head of population in each local authority area.

      Pre-school Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) maintained and (b) independent nurseries in each local authority area were placed in special measures in each year...

      Pupils: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what training and professional development is provided for teachers of physical education to ensure that children classified as...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the funding allocation per secondary school pupil is in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England in 2009-10.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the funding allocation per secondary school pupil is in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in 2009-10.

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools operate entirely from (i) temporary and (ii) pre-1919 buildings; and...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attend (a) primary and (b) secondary schools housed in temporary buildings; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been (a) temporarily and (b) permanently excluded from schools for (i) violent behaviour and (ii)...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 442W, on schools: standards, what the name is of each adviser; and...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils educated in maintained mainstream schools achieved a GCSE in core science and no other...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained mainstream secondary schools (a) had between one and nine pupils and (b) 10 or more pupils with a statement...

      Specialist Schools: Science

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

      Teachers: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints against teachers have been (a) investigated, (b) upheld and (c) rejected by the General Teaching Council in...

      Teachers: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average time taken for the General Teaching Council to complete its investigation of a teacher following a...

      Teachers: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers have been struck off the teaching register following an investigation by the General Teaching Council in each...

      Teachers: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in schools in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point (A) in 1997 and...

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in which wards there are no primary schools with a qualified male teacher; (2) pursuant to his letter of correction of 4...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) target number of places and (b) number of places filled for (i) mathematics, (ii) physics and (iii) chemistry...

      Teaching Assistants: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teaching assistants in each (a) primary and (b) secondary school have attained Higher Level Teaching Assistant status.

      Young People: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Young London Matters Agenda launched by the Government Office for London...

      Youth Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on MyPlace from the public purse to date; how much has been spent on each MyPlace centre to date; and what...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Consumption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of (a) male and (b) female average weekly alcohol consumption in each of the last 15 years.

    • Audio Equipment: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the answer of 6 May 2008, Official Report, column 746W, on MP3 players, what assessment he has made of the implications for his...

      Breast Cancer: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to improve services for men with breast cancer; (2) what recent representations he has received on breast cancer in men.

      Cancer: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) prostatectomies and (b) cystectomies for cancer there were in the latest year for which figures are available; and which NHS trusts...

      Chiropractic: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the General Chiropractic Council on trends in the number of complaints received regarding chiropractors; and if he...

      Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) members of the public, (b) health professionals, (c) journalists and (d) representatives of patient or service user groups have attended...

      Dengue Fever

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the NHS's expenditure on the treatment of dengue fever in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of water consumption on his Department's office estate in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07, (i) in total and (ii) per...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1352-58W, on the departmental internet, how many (a) unique visitors and (b) page...

      Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on relocation costs for new members of staff in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Elderly: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 12 of his Department's Resource Accounts for 2007-08, HC (2007-08) 1042, for what reason his Department reported slippage against...

      Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to improve the clinical management of patients affected by falls, fragility fractures and osteoporosis.

      Fractures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms his Department has in place for the assessment of standards of care for people (a) at risk of falls, fragility fractures and osteoporosis...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the largest (a) single and (b) aggregate claim for NHS treatment made by a carrier of a European Health Insurance Card was in each of the...

      Hospitals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to strategic health authorities on provision of information to those in the catchment area of hospitals on decisions...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for diagnosis code (a) T40.0, (b) T40.1, (c) T40.2, (d) T40.3, (e) T40.4, (f) T40.5, (g) T40.6, (h)...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) measles, (b) mumps and (c) rubella for (i) males and (ii) females aged (A) under 10, (B) 10 to 13,...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to parents of (a) preparing and providing formula milk as the only or main food for and (b) breastfeeding an...

      Infant Foods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects of permitting the purchase of infant formula with Healthy Start Scheme vouchers on (a) attitudes towards...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1223-24W, on learning disability, by what date he expects NHS bodies and councils with...

      Local Involvement Networks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding has been made available to local involvement networks in Stoke-on-Trent; and what assessment has been made of their effectiveness.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1028-29W, on malnutrition, in what ways the British Association for Parenteral and...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking in co-operation with other Government departments and agencies to reduce levels of malnutrition.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to NHS bodies on the diagnosis of malnutrition.

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of treating diseases related to malnutrition in the last year for which figures are available.

      Malnutrition: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have a nutrition (a) screening committee and (b) a support team.

      Malnutrition: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on the inclusion of indicators of malnutrition in joint strategic needs assessments.

      Mental Health Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1238W, on children: mental health services, how many of the young people placed on adult...

      NHS Connecting for Health: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on (a) staff, (b) office and (c) other costs incurred in respect of Connecting for Health in each year since 2004.

      NHS Innovation Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which companies have been contracted to provide services for the NHS Innovation Expo event; which services will be provided under each contract; and what...

      NHS: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS staff-to-patient ratio in (a) Cambridgeshire and (b) Peterborough was in each of the last five years.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an estimate of the number of families in receipt of assistance from the Family Nursing Partnership scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 40 of his Department's document, "Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: One Year On", of April 2009, whether an assessment of an...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 40 of his Department's document, "Healthy Weight, Healthy Lives: One Year On", of April 2009, whether individuals assessed as being...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to publish the final report of the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board.

      Occupational Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to implement the recommendations made in the Working for a Healthier Tomorrow report.

      Patient Choice Schemes: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the GP Systems of Choice programme in each year since its inception.

      Sick Leave: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of (a) absence and (b) absence resulting from ill-health was among NHS employees in Yorkshire in 2008-09; what estimate he has made of the...

      Social Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with a learning disability receive social care.

      Swine Flu: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of those diagnosed with swine influenza have been treated with (a) Tamiflu and (b) Relenza.

      Teenage Pregnancy: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of (a) conception usage and (b) pregnancy terminated by abortion was among those under the age of 18 years in Milton Keynes in each of the...

      Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects venous thromboembolism to be included in the NHS Operating Framework.

      Thrombosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has to develop a venous thromboembolism prevention strategy; (2) what assessment he made of the merits of including venous...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of her Department accompanied her to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April 2009.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents have been prosecuted for (a) not providing information and (b) providing false information to the Child Support Agency in...

      Council Tax Benefit: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Tameside and (b) Stockport receive 100 per cent. council tax benefit.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) her Department and (b) its agencies paid in interest to suppliers under the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many breaches of the Data Protection Act 1998 have been recorded in (a) her Department and (b) each of its agencies in each of the last...

      Departmental Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the percentage of electricity used by her Department which was derived from renewable sources in (a) 2006-07 and...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1636-8W, on the departmental internet, how many (a) unique visitors and...

      Departmental Press: Subscriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions to which (a) magazines, (b) journals and (c) newspapers her Department subscribes; and what the total cost of such subscriptions has been in...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria her Department uses to monitor the performance of its callbacks to telephone benefit claimants; and what percentage of customers...

      Disability Discrimination Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what mechanisms are in place to ensure that (a) her Department and (b) contractors comply with relevant provisions of the Disability...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on the Future Jobs Fund.

      Health and Safety Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she plans to take to establish the nuclear directorate within the Health and Safety Executive on a statutory basis.

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Motability cars were being used in England and Wales on the latest date for which figures are available; how much funding from the...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the savings which would accrue to her Department if cars used for the Motability scheme were changed every six...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many persons registered for each category of the New Deal programme at Jobcentre Plus in the last six months.

      New Deal Schemes: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in East Hertfordshire have participated in a new deal programme in each of the last three years.

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding the Government plans to allocate to the Social Fund in 2009-10; and if she will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent steps her Department has taken to assist unemployed people over the age of 50 years to find work.

      Child Benefit: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many families received child benefit in each parliamentary constituency in Lancashire in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the establishment of a US Emissions Trading Scheme.

    • Carbon Emissions: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress towards meeting the target of making the central Government estate carbon neutral by 2012.

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many grant applications were received by the Low Carbon Buildings programme in respect of (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c)...

      Carbon Emissions: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) commissioned on strategies to deliver a low-carbon economy.

      Community Energy Savings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which areas will be covered by the Community Energy Savings Programme; and what the delivery mechanisms for the programme will be.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps have been taken by his Department to improve the thermal efficiency of its buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has drawn up a shortlist of potential special advisers on the development of national policy statements on (a)...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on hospitality and entertainment since its inception.

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what guidance his Department has issued to staff on claiming for travel in first class carriages on trains if there are no seats...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the report of the Special Representative of the Prime Minister on International Energy Issues on global energy trends and the...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to ensure energy (a) bills and (b) tariffs are understandable to consumers.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent in respect of the British Gas council tax rebate scheme for energy efficiency measures; what criteria are used...

      Energy: Domestic Appliances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of progress in introducing energy-efficient domestic appliances in the UK.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of progress towards liberalisation of the European energy market.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to meet the Government's 2010 target to eradicate fuel poverty in (a) vulnerable households with a...

      Hartlepool Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future of Hartlepool nuclear power station.

      Longannet Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions his Department has had with the management of Longannet power station on recruitment of engineering contractors...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will undertake to provide sufficient funding to provide grants to all solar photovoltaic technology applications under phase 2 of...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Low Carbon Buildings Programme will receive the £45 million of additional funding allocated in Budget 2009.

      Natural Gas: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has held discussions with (a) the Russian government and (b) the European Commission on recent statements of Russian Prime...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the creation of apprenticeships in the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the net trading (a) gains and (b) losses in each local authority area arising from the manufacture and...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the average time taken for (a) solar, (b) photovoltaic, (c) ground source heat pump, (d) air source...

      Renewable Energy: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department has taken to source renewable energy supplies for Coventry.

      Renewable Energy: Pembrokeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of (a) the capacity of and (b) constraints on the development of potential wave power and tidal power...

      Renewable Energy: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish his response to the renewable energy strategy consultation.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will provide funding for the manufacture of domestic energy generation products using photovoltaic technology.

      Solar Power: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has allocated to promoting take up of solar panel usage in (a) Mid Bedfordshire constituency and (b)...

      Vestas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the Vestas turbine company the future of its factories in Southampton and on the Isle of Wight.

      Wind Power: South Downs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of the project to construct wind turbines in the South Downs National Park.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to answer Question 241930, on fuel poverty, tabled on 4 December 2008.

  • House of Lords

    • Anglo-US Defence Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Government of the United States about progress with ratifying the Anglo-US Defence Trade Treaty.

    • Apprenticeships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how apprenticeships have benefited ethnic minorities, disabled people and women over the past two years.

      Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations the Secretary of State for Children, School and Families has received from Dr Richard Williams, chief executive of Rathbone Training, about...

      Armed Forces: Compensation Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to remove time limits for claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme.

      Arms Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the 1998 Code of Conduct on Arms Exports has been fully observed by the United Kingdom and all other European Union member states since it came into force,...

      Benefits: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to restrict further entitlement to employment and support allowance by changing the work capability assessment criteria. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Benefits: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect management information statistics to become available for employment and support allowance, including appeals; and whether they intend to revisit...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what ethnic groupings will be referred to in the next census.

      Civil Service: Performance Pay

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) what the total monetary value of Senior Civil Service non-consolidated performance pay awards was in the Home Office, (b) how many and what proportion of the...

      Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Patel of Bradford on 2 June (WA 21), for an individual earning £25,000 per annum aged 50 and with 15 years' service,...

      Constitutional Renewal Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer Question HL3848 tabled on 19 May about whether they intend to introduce the Constitutional Renewal Bill before the Summer Recess; and what...

      Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 1 June (WA 13—14) concerning credit card companies, what plans they have to require those companies...

      Crime: Drugs and Guns

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many overseas nationals were (a) arrested, (b) cautioned, and (c) prosecuted, for drug- and gun-related crimes in each of the past three years.

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from recent opinion polls about support for proportional and simple majority voting systems.

      Elections: European Parliament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the procedure for requesting and carrying out recounts in elections to the European Parliament in Great Britain at (a) counting, and (b) regional, levels;...

      Employment: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to encourage employers to increase their job offers to particular categories, such as disabled and long-term sickness applicants.

      Gangmasters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much tax and penalties have been recovered in association with HM Revenue and Customs by the Gangmasters Licensing Authority since its inception.

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 20 May (WA 323) on there being no Defence Minister at the Symposium held in the House of Lords on 24...

      Health: Skin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken in response to the report of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Skin of November 2008.

      Health: Skin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of consultant dermatologists in the United Kingdom compared with European levels.

      Health: Skin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training in the diagnosis of skin diseases is available to (a) general practitioners, (b) nurses, and (c) other medical staff.

      Health: Skin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had on whether to make dermatology a compulsory part of the curriculum for those training to become (a) general practitioners, (b)...

      HMS "Poseidon"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the wreck of the submarine HMS "Poseidon", sunk after a collision on 9 June 1931 north of Weihaiwei, and of the remains of crew members.

      Houses of Parliament: Select Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 21 May (WA 361), whether they will introduce a centralised system of recording all future instances where Ministers...

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned research into the effectiveness of empty dwelling management orders (EDMOs); what research has taken place; and what is their...

      Immigration: Oakington Removal Centre

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reforms recommended by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons have been implemented at Oakington immigration removal centre since her last report on the centre;...

      National Policy Statements

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she will make proposals about the way in which the House of Lords may scrutinise national policy statements.

      Northern Ireland: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the security situation in Northern Ireland.

      Nuclear Weapons: Trident

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reconsider the planned September date for the Initial Gate decision on the replacement of Trident nuclear weapons to allow for parliamentary...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the Police Service for Northern Ireland are usually on duty in County Fermanagh.

      Postbanks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the proposal to establish a United Kingdom Postbank similar to Postbank France.

      Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Bach on 10 June (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 629), by how much they plan to cut the prison medical service.

      Prisons: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Bach on 10 June (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 629), by how much they plan to reduce the provision of prison educational...

      Prisons: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investments in capital work they propose for prisons in Northern Ireland in the next five years.

      Prisons: Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 10 June (WA 152), what percentage of prison officers of (a) 12 months employment, (b) 24 months employment, and (c)...

      Territorial Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support is available, and for how long, to Territorial Army soldiers whose posts are removed.

      UN: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 10 June (WA 154), whether the decision not to send officials from the Northern Ireland Office to...

      UN: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 10 June (WA 154), whether the Ministry of Justice took account of the number of submissions from...

      Welfare Reform Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, James Purnell, has had with the Zacchaeus 2000 Trust about the Welfare Reform Bill as now drafted;...

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