Written answers

Monday, 29 June 2009

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much has been spent on (a) the purchase of and (b) bills for (i) BlackBerrys and (ii) other mobile telephones for (A) Ministers, (B) special...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2009, Official Report, columns 581-82W, on 10 Downing Street, how many Downing Street-branded wallets have been...

    • Breast Cancer: Males

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many men have died from breast cancer in each year since 2005.

      Capacitybuilders: Tamworth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what funding Capacitybuilders has provided to charitable organisations active in Tamworth constituency in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 835W, on departmental billing, how much her Department's non-departmental public bodies...

      Futurebuilders: Tamworth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many loans of each type have been provided by the Futurebuilders programme in Tamworth constituency since the scheme began.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Merseyside

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what average length of time jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants resident in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby received JSA in each of the last five...

      Unemployment: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the unemployment rate among the working age population in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster and (c) South Yorkshire was in each of the last five years.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what plans she has to encourage construction companies on the Olympic site to use waterborne freight.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether construction companies working on the Olympic site have clauses within their contracts to encourage waterborne freight.

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) goods and (b) other materials which will be transported to the main Olympic site by water.

      Olympic Games 2012: Facilities

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the cost of hosting the London 2012 Olympic sailing events at Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what technologies are used for carbon capture and storage demonstration projects sponsored by his Department.

    • Climate Change

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of invoices his Department has paid within 10 days of receipt in each of the last 12 months; and if he...

      Departmental Co-ordination: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much pooled funding is available to support cross-departmental co-operation on building a low carbon economy.

      Departmental Food

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

      Lighting: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has allocated to the encouragement of usage of compact fluorescent lamp variety light bulbs in (a) Mid...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to respond to the hon. Member for Billericay's letters of 13 March, 23 April and 25 May 2009 on his constituent Mr. A....

      Plutonium

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, column 725W, on plutonium, if he will publish on his Department's website (a)...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assistance his Department has provided to the solar photovoltaic industry since Budget 2009.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households received assistance under the Warm Front programme in 2008-09; and how many households he estimates will receive...

  • Transport

    • Airports: South East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received about the creation of a Route Development Fund for airports in the South East; when he plans to...

    • Aviation: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 21W, on aviation: disabled, if he will seek discussions with the European...

      Bus Services: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to publish the Regulations on Quality Contracts.

      Driving Standards 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...

      Driving: EU Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will take steps at EU level to seek to ensure mutual recognition of driving disqualifications in all EU member states.

      Driving: Tamworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many residents of Tamworth constituency had their driving licences suspended in each of the last three years.

      Highways 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...

      Motor Vehicles: Testing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of transferring commercial vehicle testing to the private sector.

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many new (a) road traffic signs and (b) road markings have been included in the Highway Code in each year since 1997.

      Road Signs and Markings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of levels of (a) understanding of and (b) compliance with road signs and markings among drivers aged...

      Roads: Accidents

      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 Peterborough in each of the last five years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) non-fatal road traffic accidents were recorded in (i) Southampton and (ii) Test Valley Borough in 2008.

      Shipping: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to bring forward proposals for a cap on emissions from the shipping industry.

      Shipping: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of shipping technologies based on non-fossil fuel power sources.

      Vehicle Certification Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Vehicle Certification Agency spent on consultants in each of the last five years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the Commission will publish the information requested in all outstanding requests made under the Freedom of...

    • Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will introduce crèche facilities in the House of Commons.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

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

    • Community Relations: Coleraine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to reduce levels of sectarian tensions in Coleraine.

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people from ethnic minority backgrounds his Department employs.

      Migrant Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to ensure the safety of migrant workers in Northern Ireland from attacks against minority groups.

      Northern Ireland Youth Justice Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people work for the Youth Justice Agency.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is taking to increase the number of Catholic recruits to the PSNI.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserves

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many part-time reservists have been retained by the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years for which figures are...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Homophobia

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to combat homophobia in developing countries.

  • Leader of the House

    • Legislation

      To ask the Leader of the House when she expects the Government's Draft Legislative Programme for 2009-10 to be published; and if she will make a statement.

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what steps she intends to take to improve the system of written parliamentary questions in the House.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 166W, on British Overseas Territories: young offenders, how...

    • British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what acreage of land in the (a) Cayman Islands and (b) British Virgin Islands was designated as (i) environmentally protected...

      Cayman Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether Royal Navy ships are deployed in the Caribbean to combat illegal immigration in the Cayman Islands.

      Cayman Islands: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British tourists visited the Cayman Islands in each of the last 10 years.

      Commonwealth: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the (a) Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting and (b) Commonwealth Foreign Ministers' meeting in 2011 are scheduled to...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 233W, on departmental air travel, whether duty staff travelling...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which official is responsible for the energy efficiency of his Department's estate.

      Departmental Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what unclassified reports his Department's policy planning staff have produced in the last 12 months.

      General Affairs and External Relations Council: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the meetings of the General Affairs and External Relations Council in 2010 and 2011 are scheduled to take place.

      Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 73W, on Gibraltar, whether he plans to meet (a) his Spanish...

      Global Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to respond to the Fourth Report of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Session 2008-09, on Global Security:...

      Iran: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British nationals are living in Iran.

      Madeleine McCann

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government has made any representations to the Portuguese authorities on pursuing its investigation into the...

      North America: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consultations his Department held prior to its decision to transfer the passport issue service from the British high...

      Treaty of Lisbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what legal advice he (a) sought and (b) received on the implications for the validity of existing ratifications of the text of...

      Treaty of Lisbon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 23 June 2009, Official Report, columns 661-77, on the European Council, if he...

      UN General Assembly: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the opening sessions of the United Nations General Assembly in 2010 and 2011 are scheduled to take place.

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 50W, on departmental billing, how much his Department's non-departmental public bodies paid...

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many breaches of information security there have been at (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in the last five years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of his Department's (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies have submitted bids for efficiency savings to be used for pay improvements...

      Furnished Holiday Lettings Scheme Regulations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will consult representatives of the (a) tourism sector and (b) holiday lettings industry on the proposed changes to the Furnished Holiday...

      IBC Vehicles (General Motors) Luton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effects on IBC Vehicles (General Motors) Luton of the proposed car scrappage scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Landsbanki: Guernsey

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 851W, on Landsbanki: Guernsey, whether he has offered the Guernsey authorities a loan...

      Lenders' Panel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 413W, on the Lenders' Panel, on which dates the panel has met since its creation; and which...

      Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Dundee, West of 16 April 2007, Official Report, column 422W, on working tax credit, what the evidential...

      Tax Credit Office: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how long on average the Tax Credit Office took to respond to written queries in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid out in tax credits to deceased claimants in each of the last three financial years; and how much in such payments has been recovered from...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • City Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce the first pilot city regions.

    • Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the automated valuation model is used for the purpose of council tax valuations and revaluations in (a) England and...

      Economic Prosperity Boards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what ways the (a) role, (b) powers and (c) funding of economic prosperity boards will differ from those held by local...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what remuneration the members of the Homes and Communities Agency's Housing Finance Group will receive; (2) what budget...

      Housing: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to (a) local authorities, (b) leaseholders and (c) tenants about the health risks from...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have (a) received and (b) been refused assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in (i) Essex and (ii)...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in negative equity have received assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have (a) received and (b) been declined assistance under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in (i) the London Borough...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in (a) Welwyn Hatfield and (b) Hertfordshire have (i) applied for and (ii) been accepted to the Mortgage...

      Planning: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which regional spatial strategies are being reviewed in relation to provision for sites for Gypsies and Travellers; and when he...

      Planning: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the 2006 baseline requirement for Gypsy and Traveller pitches is in each region; and what requirement for such pitches for...

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to distribute the Working Neighbourhoods Fund to those super output areas within the highest 10...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Construction Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment she has made of entitlement to jobseeker's allowance of construction industry workers during periods of temporary...

    • Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment she has made of the merits of exempting terminally and chronically-ill employment support allowance claimants from...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in Kettering constituency (a) in May 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) East Devon constituency on the latest date for which figures are...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants there were in (a) the UK and (b) Upminster constituency on the latest date for which figures are...

      Employment: Learning Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she is taking to assist people with a learning disability to secure employment.

      Older People: Recession

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to assist older people during the recession.

      Long-term Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assistance the Government are providing to long-term incapacity benefit claimants.

      Disabled People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to assist disabled people to live independently.

      Apprenticeships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the relationship between the level of...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in her Department; and at what cost in the...

      Pensions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations she has received on the supply by individual pension providers of updated information to customers under pension...

      UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 8 June 2009, Official Report, columns 27-28WS, on the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) sections of his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible have requested...

    • Mass Media: Competition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will assess the likely effects of limiting each media company to single proprietor or group ownership in the media industry; and...

      Museums, Libraries and Archives Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of moving the acquisitions, export and loans unit of the Museums, Libraries...

      National Lottery: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Lottery funding has been awarded to sport-related groups in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate his Department has made of the number of analogue radios in use in the UK.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what guidance his Department and its agencies provide to local authorities on the provision of events to attract tourists and visitors.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what mechanisms are in place to ensure the co-ordination of tourism marketing between regional development agencies and Visit Britain.

      Tourism: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department allocated for the development of the tourism sector in (a) Mid Bedfordshire constituency and (b) the...

      Tourism: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's latest assessment is of the size of the regulatory burden on the tourism industry; and what steps he is taking to...

      Youth Culture Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much has been spent on preparing for the establishment of the Youth Culture Trust; and how much he expects to be spent on the...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1273W, on Afghanistan: peacekeeping operations, when the rules of engagement in...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 June 2009, Official Report, columns 58-9WS, on Afghanistan air support, whether the Tornado GR4s are...

      Armed Forces: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps his Department has taken to improve equipment for Army personnel.

      Armed Forces: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent steps his Department has taken to improve equipment for Royal Air Force personnel.

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department provides for the families of service personnel killed in action.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many overseas (a) service family and (b) single living accommodation units were in each condition grade in each year since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1015-6W, on modern housing solutions: complaints, how many of the complaints made to...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation at each location in England there are at...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent steps his Department has taken to improve accommodation for service families; (2) what recent steps his Department has taken to...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 35-6W, on armed forces: housing, what discussions he has had with Modern Housing...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what average pension is payable to a soldier who retired after 15 years in the British Army on 30 April 1997 as a sergeant in (a) a Gurkha regiment and...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1171W, on departmental billing, how much his Department's non-departmental public bodies...

      Hebrides Range

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure has been incurred in respect of (a) upgrading facilities and (b) other purposes for missile testing facilities at (i) the Hebrides...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of aircraft of each type available for training purposes was in each year since 2001.

      Piracy: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for New Forest, East of 22 June 2009, Official Report, column 626W, on piracy, how many weapons of each type...

      RAF Fylingdales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish the agreement of 5 November 2007 between the Secretary of State for Defence and the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 234W, on children: protection, under what budgetary headings he...

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Rochford and Southend, East of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 477W,...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1239W, on departmental billing, how much each of his Department's...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) BlackBerry devices and (b) mobile telephones have been lost by (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people received education maintenance allowance in each parliamentary constituency in the Lancashire County Council...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities applied to participate in the free school meal pilots.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in each local authority area received three or more fixed-period exclusions in the most recent year for which...

      School Choice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research he has commissioned on the effect on educational outcomes of levels of parental choice of school.

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of schools staff have been admitted to hospital as a result of violent behaviour by pupils in the last 12 months.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent research he has evaluated on the relationship between levels of funding for schools and pupils' academic performance.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has allocated for enhancements to the Integrated Children's System in 2009-10; what criteria were used...

      Schools: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated for the development of environmental education initiatives in schools in Tamworth constituency...

      Special Educational Needs: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average cost of educating a pupil with special educational needs was in a (a) special school, (b) mainstream primary...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects on dairy farmers in (a) England and (b) West Derbyshire of the failure of Dairy...

    • Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish the results of the first round of bids for funding under his Department's property-level protection...

      Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many livestock farms there were in each county in each year since 1997.

      National Parks: Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the designation of an area as a National Park on the level of wildlife in...

      Pesticides Safety Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d)...

      Veterinary Medicines Agency: Consultants

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

      Water: National Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on the publication of the Basingstoke Water Cycle report of the interpretation of...

  • Home Department

    • Acceptable Behaviour Contracts: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been made in (a) the London Borough of Enfield and (b) Enfield North constituency in each of...

    • Antisocial Behaviour: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many breaches of antisocial behaviour orders have been recorded in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) the West...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has conducted on the social effects of the (a) distribution of and (b) number of unsupported refused asylum...

      Asylum: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1459W, on asylum: Bahrain, which sources of evidence the UK Border Agency...

      Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent by his Department on carrying out inspections of air conditioning systems within departmental buildings in accordance...

      Departmental Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's buildings are equipped with air conditioning systems with greater than 250kW of output; how many of these...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      Departmental Correspondence

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

      Departmental Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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) 2007-08.

      Departmental Stationery

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

      Departmental Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 the Home Department 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...

      Detainees: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the UK's level of compliance with the standards for the detention of children established by the United...

      Educational Accreditation Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts his Department has with educational accreditation bodies.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations his Department has received from the English Language Training sector regarding visa regulations.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms there are to ensure the standardisation between offices of procedures for the processing of applications for visas for leave...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consultation his Department carried out on proposals affecting student visas before the recent changes to the regulations were made.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are employed to conduct sponsor inspections under the Tier 4 regulations on immigration; and what training has been provided...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether guidance issued by his Department on Tier 4 immigration regulations is publicly available.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether student visa applications made before 31 March 2009 are determined in accordance with the immigration rules in force at that time.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect on visa application rates of the requirement under the Tier 4 rules on immigration for certified...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason students under Tier 4 of the points-based immigration system may not undertake a paid or unpaid work experience or internship...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the new online system for the registration of overseas students to be in operation.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has made an assessment of the effects on the integration of non-EU domiciled students of requiring academic institutions to...

      Entry Clearances: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for (a) visas and (b) leave to remain from Sri Lankan nationals his Department has under consideration.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for indefinite leave to remain in the UK remained to be processed seven years or more after the date of application at...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which countries the UK Border Agency operates points of entry campaigns explaining UK immigration and asylum policy.

      Immigration Controls: Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each nationality have been refused entry to the UK at ports and airports on the grounds that they intended to carry out...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether individuals deported by the UK Border Agency are accompanied by officials on their removal from the UK.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the visa enquiry office of the Islamabad consulate plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's correspondence of 24 April...

      Migration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which of the recommendations relating to migration made by the Home Affairs Committee between 2005 and 2007 have been implemented by...

      Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how applications for regulation have been received by the Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner in each year from 2001.

      Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department holds on the number of educational establishments which (a) accepted non-EU students, (b) were inspected...

      Overseas Visitors: Jordan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Jordanian nationals visited the UK in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.

      Police: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which boroughs in London the number of police officers will be reduced in the next 12 months as a result of the application of the...

      Public Order Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) abandoned vehicles, (b) animal problems, (c) hoax calls to emergency services, (d) malicious communications,...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 40W, on terrorism, what follow-up action on protective security is necessary...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 40W, on terrorism, whether any central record is kept of the organisations...

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 321W, on travel restrictions, with which foreign governments his officials...

      UK Border 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...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent representations his Department has received on (a) the time taken to process Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks and (b)...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work permits have been issued to non-UK nationals in each quarter since 1 January 2007.

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 February 2009, Official Report, column 2057W, on work permits, how many applications for a work permit on the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question 269160, tabled on 1 April 2009, on tourist visas.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer question 272236, tabled on 27 April 2009, on highly-skilled migrants.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many abortions were performed under the Abortion Act 1967, as amended by section 37 of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990, where the...

    • Carers: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls to the Carers Direct helpline have (a) resulted in the allocation to a social worker of a new case and (b) required an urgent case...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his policy is on the use of naloxone in the treatment of opiate addicts; and if he will make a statement; (2) what his policy is on the...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with NHS bodies on the supply of and demand for naloxone; and if he will make a statement.

      East of England: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when the Suffolk Primary Care Trust was informed of the intention of the East Anglian Strategic Health Authority to cease the current procedures of...

      East of England: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the East of England Strategic Health Authority has been informed of the requirements on them to assess the carbon impact of their service...

      East of England: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what socio-economic impact assessment was made by the East of England Strategic Health Authority of its proposal to withdraw emergency cardiac provision...

      Food Standards Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what stage has been reached in the process of appointing a new Chair of the Food Standards Agency; and when he expects the successful candidate to take up...

      Health Services: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of older people who are supported to live in their own homes by telecare or other assistive technologies; and if...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) male and (b) female patients with diagnosis code (i) F30, (ii) F31, (iii) F32, (iv) F33, (v)...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for (a) male and (b) female patients aged (i) under 14, (ii) 14 to 17 and (iii) 18 or more years old with...

      Hospitals: Emergencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to NHS trusts on the staff-to-patient ratio required to evacuate a hospital in an emergency.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of hospital waiting times in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) nationally.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of average waiting times for hospital treatment in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency, (b) the London Borough of...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of the influenza pandemic response strategy in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and...

      Influenza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse to date of the (a) interim and (b) full National Pandemic Flu Service; what original...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of treatment involving meditation in (a) mental health and (b) other health care.

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of meditation techniques in (a) mental health care and (b) other aspects of health care for...

      Multiple Sclerosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are being prescribed low-dose naltrexone for the treatment of multiple sclerosis on the NHS.

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the TFR3 and PFR3 financial returns submitted to his Department, how much (a) primary care trusts and (b) other NHS trusts have spent...

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the funds for the extension of the Additional Supply Capability and Capacity Framework to cover NHS trusts in the South of England that are...

      Osteoporosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the osteoporosis diagnosis and prevention scheme provided for in the Primary Medical Services (Directed...

      Pharmacy: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward legislative proposals to decriminalise dispensing errors by pharmacists under the Medicines Act 1968.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to bring forward the timetable for publication of the report of Sir Ian Gilmore's review of prescription charges.

      Skin Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding his Department allocated to the SunSmart campaign in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; (2) what funding his Department has...

      Thalidomide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he plans to compensate those who have suffered adverse effects as a consequence of drugs prescribed by the NHS before the provisions of the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Airbus A350

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect that provision of launch aid expenditure on the Airbus A350 would have...

    • Airbus A350

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) when he expects the decision to be taken on whether to provide launch aid funding for Airbus A350; (2) what...

      Business: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on post-implementation reviews of regulations affecting businesses.

      Colin Matthews and BAA

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates since 1 January 2007 (a) the Secretary of State, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his...

      Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to appoint a chief construction officer; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education: Merseyside

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of young people resident in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby were in further education (i) in 1997 and...

      General Motors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what recent discussions he has had with representatives of General Motors on the future of GM Europe; (2) what...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2009, Official Report, columns 925-26W, on insolvency, whether he has made an...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what monitoring of compliance with the Statement of Insolvency Practice 16 on pre-packaged sales in administrations is...

      Internet: Iran

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate the Government has made of the quantity of exports from the UK to Iran of technology intended to...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects of the vehicle scrappage scheme on the second-hand car market; and if he...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the increase in car sales attributable to the introduction of the car scrappage scheme;...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration was given to the merits of introducing a vehicle scrappage incentive scheme based on a vehicle's...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how people who lose their jobs can access the Train to Gain opportunities announced by his Department on 14 October 2008.

      Train to Gain Programme: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much expenditure from the public purse has been incurred on the Train to Gain initiative in each month since...

      UK Trade and Investment: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much UK Trade and Investment has received from each of its funding streams in each year since 2003.

  • Justice

    • Youth Justice Board : Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) staff and (b) consultants employed by the Youth Justice Board in each financial year since 2003-04 had security clearance at (i)...

    • Absenteeism: Pupils

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

      Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people under the age of 16 years have been issued with a penalty notice for disorder for each category of offence for which such notices are issued.

      Asylum: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times a hearing at each asylum and immigration tribunal was adjourned for each reason for adjournment, in the last 12 months; and if he will...

      British Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the statement of 10 June 2009, Official Report, columns 795-99, on constitutional renewal, what options for sanctions he plans to propose...

      Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make an assessment of the merits of amending the Data Protection Acts 1998 and 2002 to provide for the immediate deletion of records held by...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made to individuals with a criminal record in each year for which figures are available.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made to individuals injured while trying to prevent a crime or while helping a police...

      Criminal Injuries Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many awards the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority made in each year for which figures are available; and what the monetary value of those...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 62W, on departmental billing, how much his Department's non-departmental public bodies...

      Departmental Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 76W, on departmental catering, what the level of subsidy for provision of food and drink...

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much it cost to produce each of his Department's publications in each of the last three years.

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is responsible which...

      Land Titles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there is a (a) statutory or (b) other limit on the amount of time made available for the Lord Chancellor to defend land title guarantees at...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent from the public purse on legal aid for judicial review cases in each of the last five years.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether there are limits on the amount an expert witness may charge in legal aid cases.

      Legal Services Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much expenditure the Legal Services Commission has incurred on expert witnesses in (a) family law cases and (b) criminal law cases funded through...

      Magistrates Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken between charge and trial of a defendant tried in a magistrates court has been in each year since 2000.

      Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many individuals are to be appointed to the Parliamentary Standards Authority; by what process the appointments will be made; what criteria for...

      Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely (a) establishment and (b) running costs of the proposed new Parliamentary Standards Authority (PSA); and...

      Probation Officers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many trainee probation officers are expected to complete training in 2009.

      Probation Officers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of trainee probation officers who will not be offered employment in each region in 2009.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will publish the feasibility studies carried out by his Department on quantifying re-offending rates among former prisoners of each prison in...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1442W, on Victim Support Schemes, (1) how many of the organisations he wrote to have...

      Victim Support Schemes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1442W, on victim support schemes, how many organisations that he wrote to have...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Sheep

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the purpose of the European Regulations ((EC) 999/2001) requiring the removal of the spinal cords of sheep, in light of the estimate from the Spongiform...

    • Arms Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss proposals for multilateral arms reductions among near-east countries, including Israel, at the next meeting of European Union Foreign...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their decision in August 2007 to withdraw asylum seekers' rights to English language training for the first six months in the United Kingdom, or until...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 June (WA 7), whether, in view of the implications of the case of Henry Spiller for other children with...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have not proceeded with the commitment made by Ivan Lewis on 8 May 2008 to fund a research study led by Professor Gillian Baird on the transition to adult...

      Charity Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Patel of Bradford on 2 June (WS 66—7), whether the Charity Commission considers it in the interests of ensuring...

      Children: ContactPoint

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 4 June (WA 102), whether parents ordinarily resident in England and with a home telephone number...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 8 June (WA 117), whether they will takes steps to close down the United Kingdom offices of Cypriot companies...

      Driving: Motorcycling Test

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how rural areas will be served by 65 centres for motorcycle testing laid down by the Driving Standards Agency; and when all 65...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as required by the Code of Practice on Consultation, they have published an impact assessment to accompany the "Registration and Monitoring Proposals"...

      Education: Land-based Diploma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Jane Kennedy, on 24 February (Official Report,...

      Elections: European Parliament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the results of the recent European Parliament elections in the United Kingdom, they will ask Parliament to repeal the European Union...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been provided since the beginning of 2008 towards research projects focused on (a) adult stem cells, (b) umbilical cord or cord blood stem...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (HL 172) regarding the separation between researchers and those carrying out a woman's infertility...

      Employment Tribunals Act 1996

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Employment Tribunals Act 1996 empowers the Secretary of State to make regulations or procedure rules to enable equal pay claims to be made in...

      Energy Sector: Recruitment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the recent report by the Sector Skills Council Energy and Utility Skills Diversity in the Energy and Utility Sector, what steps they are taking to...

      Energy: Oil and Gas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the European Commission's proposal for a directive obliging member states to maintain minimum stocks of crude oil or petroleum or both; what...

      Equalities Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their reasons for excluding aircraft from clause 28 of the Equalities Bill.

      Government Departments: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the budget of the National Security Secretariat for 2008—09; what it is for 2009—10; and what is the planned budget for 2010—11. To ask...

      Government Departments: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the forecast expenditure by the Natural Hazards Team on work to protect critical infrastructure in (a) 2009—10, and (b) 2010—11.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to incorporate into clinical practice the treatment guidelines presented in "UK guidelines for the systemic treatment of renal cell...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 3 June (WA 92), what action Lord Darzi of Denham has taken since his assurance on 28 April (Official...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 15 June (WA 179), whether they will now review the conditions under which the widow of a patient infected...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 16 June (WA 198), what meetings took place between officials at the Department of Health and the...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 16 June (WA 198), whether officials in the Department of Health suggested to the Association of British...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 16 June (WA 198), why the ministerial response on 20 May to the report of the Independent Public Inquiry...

      Health: Skin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the funding of the SunSmart campaign.

      Internet: Broadband

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their announcement that broadband internet would be provided throughout the United Kingdom is prompted by the European Commission's policy to provide such...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many instances the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Religious Freedom did not receive a reply from the Government of Iran concerning allegations of...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were (a) the total value of trade between Israel and the United Kingdom, and (b) the total value of exports from the United Kingdom to Israel, over the past...

      Lisbon Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether under Article 46A of the Lisbon treaty the European Union will have the power to make international treaties binding on its member states; and, if so,...

      Maritime and Coastguard Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to amend the remit of the Maritime and Coastguard Agency.

      Media: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider introducing legislation to provide for the disclosure of newspaper owners', managers' and journalists' salaries and emoluments.

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 June (WA 202), whether they will consider funding any organisation furthering the advice of the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 15 June (WA 186), what are the relevant passages of the Cabinet Office's Civil Superannuation Resources...

      Petitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to re-instate the No. 10 Downing Street on-line petition function once the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Bill becomes law.

      Prisoners: Disabilities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the Bradley review into mental health, they will evaluate progress with, and consider making changes to, the abbreviated two-hour version of the...

      Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which prisons is there no access to water or sanitation in the cells; and in respect of how many prisoners.

      Prisons: HMP Caernarvon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the forecast cost of the proposed prison in Caernarvon; when the prison will be complete; and how many prisoners will be housed in the proposed prison. To...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 17 June (WA 216), how many times this session the Northern Ireland Office has not applied the...

      Railways: Diesel Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 14 May (WA 239), when the announcement will be made on the placing of the order for the 202 new diesel train carriages.

      Shipping: Ferry Operators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action the Maritime and Coastguard Agency takes if a passenger ship is found to be operating without a valid passenger certificate.

      Shipping: Ferry Operators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Rathlin Island ferry MV "CANNA" held a valid operating passenger certificate between 1 September and 11 September 2008; and, if not, when the Maritime...

      Sir Alan Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the rules and codes relating to Ministers or special advisers will apply to the Enterprise Champion, Sir Alan Sugar. To ask Her Majesty's Government...

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to ensure that people do not have to smoke tobacco passively in public places which are in the open.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to extend legislation banning smoking in certain places to other areas.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 18 June (WA 232) concerning the cost of smoking-related illnesses to the National Health Service, what...

      Telephone Helplines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many telephone calls (a) in the past 12 months, and (b) in the past three months, were made to (1) all social fund helplines, (2) all crisis loans lines, (3)...

      Transport: Vehicle Testing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 1 June (WA 60), what assessment they have made of whether the number of prohibition notices for heavy goods...

      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), which United Kingdom officials, and from which departments, were in the Ministry...

      Wine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will work within the European Union to promote the production and marketing of wines containing 8 to 13 per cent alcohol.

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