Written answers

Tuesday, 7 July 2009

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1496W, on Afghanistan: females, what reports he has received on...

    • Africa: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on piracy in the waters around the Horn of Africa.

      British Council: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times he has met representatives of the British Council in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has made to the Thai Government on the repatriation of Karen civilians to Burma; and...

      Burma: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions his Department has had with aid agencies on securing Burmese visas for their workers; and if he will...

      Colombia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 70W, on Colombia: foreign relations, if he will have...

      Colombia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 70W, on Colombia: foreign relations, whether the British...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which databases managed by his Department and its agencies hold personal information on members of the public; on what date each...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the budget for his Department's (a) policy planning staff and (b) research analysts was in the most recent year for which...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the roles and responsibilities are of each Minister in his Department.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many employees of his Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the...

      East Timor: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to assist restorative justice and truth and reconciliation initiatives in East Timor; and if...

      Egypt: British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British (a) nationals and (b) residents have been detained by the Egyptian authorities on suspicion or charge of...

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the International Red Cross on (a) the imprisonment of Gilad Shalit by Hamas and (b)...

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Arab governments on (a) the imprisonment of Gilad Shalit by Hamas and (b) the refusal...

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take at the United Nations in relation to the imprisonment of Gilad Shalit by...

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to ensure that aid provided by his Department is not misappropriated by Hamas; and if he will make a...

      India: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with the Indian Government on the rights and interests of the Dongria Kondh tribe of...

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment of the state of UK relations with Iran is; and if he will make a statement.

      Kenya: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to support the Kenyan Government’s political reform programme; and if he will make a statement.

      North Korea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken in relation to the human rights situation in North Korea in the last 12 months; and if he...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of Palestinian citizens previously living in Gaza who have taken refuge inside...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on demolitions of Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem; and if he will...

      Palestinians: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of tunnels between Egypt and Gaza; what steps he is taking to assist the...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the establishment of clinics by the Government of Israel at the Erez crossing on the Gaza...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the alleged refusal of Hamas to allow Palestinian citizens in Gaza to use clinics set up...

      Palestinians: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of Gaza residents who have entered Israel for medical and humanitarian reasons via...

      Spirit of Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Government of Israel on the interception of the vessel Spirit of Humanity and the...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his Department’s evidence to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s inquiry into Global Security:...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure the accuracy of mapping of land for the purposes of 2010 single farm payments.

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received in respect of his Department’s consultation on proposals to remove strict...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what new slaughter welfare rules he proposes to introduce; and what estimate he has made of the cost of administering such...

      Animals: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals of each species were kept in quarantine facilities operated by his Department in 2008.

      Animals: Quarantine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many animals in quarantine were vaccinated against rabies while in quarantine in each of the last five years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle aged (a) over 15 months, (b) 12 to 15 months, (c) nine to 12 months, (d) six to nine months and (e) 42...

      Veterinary Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons on its review of the training and employment of...

      Wildlife: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what financial support is available for his Department’s surveillance strategy to guard against the spread of wildlife...

  • Transport

    • A1

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing (a) separated junctions at Sandy, Beeston and Biggleswade and (b) new...

    • Airports: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations he has received on his proposal to introduce a special administration regime for regulated airports.

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the merits of retaining policy-making in respect of non-commercial flight crew licensing in the UK;...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many pensioners in Hemel Hempstead received concessionary bus passes in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Campaign for Better Transport: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department and its agencies have provided to the Campaign for Better Transport in the last five years; and for what...

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to encourage bicycle usage in (a) Cambridgeshire, (b) Peterborough, (c) Huntingdonshire and...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Disability Discrimination Act 1995

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department has issued to travel companies on their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

      Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) offices, excluding DVLA Swansea, are owned by the Crown.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the pass rate for passenger carrying vehicle licences was for (a) delegated examiners and (b) Driving Standards Agency driving...

      Driving: Working Hours

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 290W, on driving: working hours, which categories of privately-owned...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) surface area of and (b) number of people resident within the boundaries of the (i) 43-decibel...

      High Speed One

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the sale of High Speed One to be completed.

      London and Continental Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the sale of property associated with London & Continental Rail Ltd to be completed.

      Motorways: Speed Limits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he takes to ensure consistency across all regions of the Highways Agency when imposing speed limits on motorways when roadworks...

      National Express East Coast

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the capital value of National Express East Coast Ltd.

      Parking: Fines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the level of use of automated number plate recognition systems in the levying of parking fines; and what...

      Railway Track

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make an assessment of the feasibility of restoring disused railway lines in England and Wales for use by cyclists and pedestrians.

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) operational and (b) infrastructure barriers have been identified to linkages between High Speed One and any proposed high speed lines.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether funding allocated by his Department is able to be used to settle franchise disputes in the High Court during Control Period Four.

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if the Secretary of State will make it his policy to monitor the incidence of publication on the internet of video recordings of traffic...

      Roads

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport in which local authority areas road pricing technology trials are taking place.

      Safety Belts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the rates of wearing (a) front and (b) rear seat belts among (i) males and (ii) females of each...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities on the allocation of revenue from local safety camera partnerships.

      Transport: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent on assistance for major public transport schemes in the East of England in each of the last 10 years.

  • Wales

    • Building Britain’s Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which of the Bills referred to in Annex A of the Building Britain's Future document (a) will include Framework Powers for Welsh Assembly Government...

    • Building Britain’s Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions officials of his Department have had with officials of other Government departments on the contents of Bills referred to in Annex A of the...

      Building Britain’s Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with Cabinet colleagues on the content of Bills referred to in Annex A of the Building Britain’s Future document.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information databases his Department (a) maintains and (b) uses which do not contain personal information.

  • Leader of the House

    • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Leader of the House what her estimate is of the annual cost of running the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

    • Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy

      To ask the Leader of the House what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the schedule for the establishment of a Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy; and if she...

      Regional Select Committees

      To ask the Leader of the House with reference to paragraph 20, Chapter 1, of Building Britain's Future, Cm 7654, what proposals she has for building upon the accountability of the system of...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many members of his Department's staff deployed in each region of Iraq (a) have been trained in each year since 2001 and (b) are...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many members of his Department's staff deployed in each region of Afghanistan (a) have been trained in each year since 2001 and...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of his Department's bilateral aid to each recipient country is (a) budgetary and (b) project support in 2008-09.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what role he expects (a) the Youth Culture Trust and (b) Creativity Culture and Education to have in the (i) Find your Talent and (ii)...

    • Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been allocated to encourage children to adopt more active lifestyles in (a) Test Valley Borough and (b)...

      Cricket: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate (a) Chance to Shine and (b) his Department has made of the percentage of schools which are playing competitive...

      Culture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what expenditure his Department has incurred on the Find Your Talent scheme in (a) total and (b) each of the 10 pathfinder regions to date.

      Demos

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

      Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department will reach the age of 65 years in the year 2011.

      Digital Switchover Help Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's estimate is of the level of under-spend over the whole period of the Digital Switchover Help Scheme, as referred...

      Football Foundation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Sport England has paid to the Football Foundation in each of the last three years; and what payments he expects to be made in...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of trends in demand for hotels in the UK with (a) up to 20 bedspaces, (b) 21 to 100 bedspaces and (c)...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to reduce the time required for applicants to complete a premises licence application.

      Local Press: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what timetable has been set for the Audit Commission's review of council funding for local newspapers.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to make a final ruling in the Wirral Library Review; when he plans to publish the new National Strategy for Libraries;...

      Sport England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to receive the report of the inquiry into the World Class Payments Bureau at Sport England; and whether the full report...

      Sports Coach: Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the employment status is of the Chief Executive of Sports Coach UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Tourism: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourist visitors there were to each region in the first quarter of (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Tourism: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the amount spent on tourism by local authorities in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Tourism: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to produce with the Secretary of State for Transport a draft strategy to develop transport networks in...

      UK School Games: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much each funding stream contributed to the UK School Games in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and how much each stream is...

      UK School Games: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2009, Official Report, column 615W, on the UK School Games: finance, how much funding the UK School...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Translation Services: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether the National Framework Agreement on arrangements for the use of interpreters, translators and language service professionals within the...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces deployed in each region of Afghanistan (a) have been trained in each year since 2001 and (b) are being trained in...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his speech given at Wilton Park on 15 January 2009, NATO at 60: towards a new strategic concept, how many additional helicopters have...

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the (a) travel and (b) accommodation costs of families visiting service personnel in hospital have been met by his Department in the...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army recruits passed through phase (a) 1 and (b) 2 training without achieving entry level 3 in (i) literacy and (ii) numeracy in the most...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armoured vehicles of each type are (a) in service with the UK Land Command, (b) fit for purpose, (c) undergoing repair and (d) unavailable...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government plans to purchase the Avaris 4x4 protected vehicle.

      Elizabeth Cross

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 1 July 2009, Official Report, columns 18-21WS, on armed forces recognition, for what reason a...

      Gurkhas: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate how many Gurkhas who retired from the armed forces before 1997 have since died; and if he will make a statement.

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will assess the merits of increasing the future pension for Gurkhas who served prior to 1997 to a level equivalent to that of British Army soldiers...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces deployed in each region of Iraq (a) have been trained in each year since 2003 and (b) are being trained in each...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of training hours spent by fast jet pilots in each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force was in each (a) year since 2003 and (b)...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training hours flying time RAF fast jet pilots were able to undertake on average in each year since 2004. [Official Report, 16 December 2009,...

      Radioactive Waste: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 753W, on radioactive waste: waste management, which of the recommendations of the report...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the location is of each Territorial Army centre in the United Kingdom; (2) what the (a) establishment figure, (b) current manning figure...

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy not to take any decision on the initial gate stage of Trident until proposals for such a decision have been debated on the...

  • Justice

    • Appeals: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of appeals against a refusal to award disability living allowance to young people with autism have been upheld in each year since 2001.

    • Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance the Information Commissioner has provided to local authorities on the use of CCTV cameras fitted with microphones.

      Coroners and Justice Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what (a) representations he has received from and (b) discussions he has had since January 2009 with (i) hon. and right hon. Members and (ii)...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the statutory obligations upon it provided for in legislation on matters for which it is...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what changes to the criteria for eligibility for legal aid for civil cases have been made since May 1997.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent in (a) cash terms and (b) real terms on legal aid for civil cases in each year since 1996-97.

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will discuss with the Legal Services Commission the incidence of solicitors paying referral fees to other solicitors for advocacy work under the...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding has been allocated by his Department through the (a) exceptional funding process and (b) Legal Services Commission to Green Planning...

      Local Government Boundary Committee for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methodology is used by the (a) Boundary Committee for England and (b) Boundary Commission to estimate the size of the electorate for the purposes...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the hon. Member for Walsall North’s letter of 26 May 2009 concerning a constituent.

      Non-molestation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people applied for a non-molestation order in county courts or the High Court in 2008; and how many were issued.

      Offenders: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female offenders in each age group there were in the (i) Thames Valley and (ii) Milton Keynes area in each of the last five years.

      Official Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the Government have not signed the Council of Europe Convention on Access to Official Documents.

      Pleural Plaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to announce his decision on compensation for those with pleural plaques; and if he will make a statement.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to improve conditions in prisons.

      Probation: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department has allocated to Essex Probation Service for each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Probation: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the rate of (a) absence and (b) absence resulting from injury at work was among Probation Service employees in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point in...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) persons discharged from prison and (b) persons on probation supervision with an accredited programme reoffended within two years...

      Reoffenders: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the re-offending rate for offenders in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) the Hertfordshire probation area was in each of the last 10 years.

      Reoffenders: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the re-offending rate for offenders in (a) Thames Valley and (b) Milton Keynes was in each of the last 10 years.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) monitoring and (b) research his Department has carried out into the effects of the introduction of high-visibility jackets for offenders on...

      Repossession Orders: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders have been issued for the repossession of homes in Tamworth constituency in each of the last five years.

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had on the effectiveness of the high-visibility unpaid work community sentence.

      Terrorism: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to paragraph 8.05 of the United Kingdom’s Strategy for Countering International Terrorism, published in March 2009, what arrangements...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) men and (b) women aged (a) under 20, (b) between 21 and 30, (c) between 31 and 40, (d) between 41 and 50, (e) between 51 and 60 and...

    • Cannabis: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cannabis-related deaths there were in (a) Crosby constituency and (b) Merseyside in the last 12 months.

      Charity Commission: Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many requests for communications data were made by the Charity Commission to communication service providers (CSPs) under the Charities Act 1993 in...

      Children

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the latest estimate is of the number of children in a household in which no adult is in work in (a) the UK and (b) Stoke-on-Trent.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the Answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1446-47W, on civil servants: pensions, (1) if she will place in the Library a copy...

      Death: Cannabis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cannabis-related deaths there were in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire in the last 12 months.

      Life Expectancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the life expectancy of (a) women and (b) men in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the conception rate among women under the age of 18 years was in each of the last five years.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the 2002 cross-cutting review on the voluntary and community sector conducted by HM...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Prime Minister plans to attend the climate change conference in Copenhagen in December 2009.

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which (a) sections of his Department and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which he is responsible have requested money saved...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps the Board of the Gas and Electricity Markets Authority has taken to protect consumers.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the level of contribution of changes in household energy use towards achievement of UK carbon...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings Ofgem has had with (a) energy suppliers and (b) consumer groups and representatives on its Energy Supply Probe since 2008.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contingency plans are in place to deal with serious nuclear incidents.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how frequently inspections are made of the cooling ponds used to store nuclear fuel rods at each location in the UK.

      Ofgem: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) interim and (b) final audit report complied by PKF for Ofgem on complaint handling.

      Ofgem: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what terms of reference were given to PKF in respect of its work for Ofgem on complaints handling; and what fees were paid to the...

      Ofgem: Opinion Leader Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much Ofgem has paid to Opinion Leader Research (a) in each of the last five years and (b) in 2009-10 to date.

      Ofgem: Opinion Leader Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what process was used to select Opinion Leader Research to conduct work on Ofgem's Consumer First Panel.

      Ofgem: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments Ofgem has made to the members of its (a) Consumer Challenge Panel and (b) Consumer First Panel in the last 12 months.

      Renewable Energy: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of heat derived from renewable sources (a) generated and (b) consumed by each industrial...

      Sizewell A Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of repairing the coolant leak discovered at Sizewell A on 7 June 2007.

      Sizewell A Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his predecessor Department was informed about the coolant leak at Sizewell A discovered on 7 June 2007; and what steps Ministers...

      Sizewell A Power Station

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his predecessor Department had with the (a) Nuclear Installations Inspectorate and (b) Environment Agency as a...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients who presented at accident and emergency departments were not subsequently admitted to hospital in each year since 1997.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times stomach pumping was used in NHS hospitals for the treatment of excessive alcohol consumption in the last 12 months.

      Allergies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new specialist training posts for allergy specialists will take effect in August 2009.

      Back Pain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have received NHS treatment for back problems in each year since 1997.

      Complementary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which complementary therapies are provided through the NHS.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage dentists who provide NHS services to take on additional NHS patients.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the effect on the level of demand for NHS dental services of the economic downturn.

      Doctors: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-EU doctors were granted entry to work in the NHS (a) through the points-based immigration system and (b) under other systems in each of the...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been provided to people resident in Hemel Hempstead by the National Treatment Agency in each of the last five years; and how much has...

      Hearing Impaired: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many communicator-guides there were (a) in 1997 and (b) on the most recent date for which figures are available; (2) how many deafblind...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many level (a) three, (b) two and (c) one care beds there were in hospitals for (i) adults, (ii) children and (iii) neo-natal patients in...

      Hospital Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) general and (b) specialist wards were in use according to data from Estates Return Information collection returns for each NHS organisation...

      Intensive Care: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) consultants in intensive care medicine and (b) specialist intensive care nurses were working in the NHS in each year since 1997 for which...

      Kidneys: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish a code of practice on the identification and auditing of the incidence and outcomes associated with acute kidney injury.

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for lung cancer in (a) Leeds West constituency, (b) Leeds Metropolitan area, (c) Yorkshire and Humberside and (d) England...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what further steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of treatment to those who have been diagnosed with or treated for lung cancer;...

      Lung Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for lung cancer in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum, (c) Hemel Hempstead, (d) the South East of England and...

      Medical Treatments: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to secure an adequate supply of medical isotopes.

      Mental Health: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15, (e) 16, (f) 17, (g) 18 and (h) 19-year-olds in each young offenders institution have been...

      Mentally Incapacitated: Community Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 April 2009, Official Report, column 1228W, on the mentally incapacitated: community treatment, how many second opinions for...

      Mentally Incapacitated: Community Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects information to be available on the number of community treatment orders (CTOs) that have been (a) issued and (b) revoked under the...

      NHS: Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, column 109W, on NHS: accountancy, what progress has been made in establishing the likely effects...

      NHS: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) gross internal floor area, (b) unoccupied internal floor area and (c) non-patient occupied internal floor area was, according to data from...

      NHS: Essex

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

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the NHS Chief Executive's Annual Report for 2008-09, whether the £15 to £20 billion in efficiency savings the NHS is expected...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the NHS staff-to-patient ratio was in (a) Hemel Hempstead, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS institutions were assessed by the Healthcare Commission as being (a) compliant and (b) non-compliant with the Standards for Better Health Core...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nutritionists (a) have been employed by the NHS in each year since 1997 and (b) were employed by each NHS organisation in the most recent year...

      Osteoporosis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to inform (a) members of the public and (b) health professionals about (i) osteoporosis, (ii) bone health and (iii)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1434W, on social services, for what reason his Department did not publish the Green Paper...

      Solihull Hospital: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) high-risk, (b) complicated and (c) premature births occurred at Solihull Hospital in the last 12 months; and what proportion of all births...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Statement of 12 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1052-63, on swine flu update, with which companies his Department holds advance...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many swine flu information leaflets have been (a) printed and (b) distributed; and how much his Department has spent on their printing and...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates his Department's National Director for Flu Resilience has met representatives of (a) primary care trusts and (b) strategic health...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital patient specimens have been submitted to Health Protection Agency regional laboratories in order to be tested for swine flu to date.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have accessed NHS Direct's online swine flu symptom checker to date; and how much was spent developing this service.

      Swine Flu: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, columns 387-88W, if he will place in the Library a copy of the findings of the research.

      Transplant Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people who were waiting for organ transplants had been waiting for longer than three weeks in (a) Test Valley Borough and (b) Southampton on...

      Treatment Centres: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which independent sector treatment centres were assessed by the Healthcare Commission as being (a) compliant and (b) non-compliant with the National...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will enable local authorities to finance expenditure from their projected future efficiency savings.

    • Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of the funding allocated to his Department was allocated to local authorities in (a) 2008-09 and...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects on local authority provision of support for vulnerable people of proposed...

      Business Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations his Department has received on the effect of the new system of retrospective business rates on...

      Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to allow local authorities more discretion over criteria for allocation of social housing.

      Social Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what further steps his Department is taking to ensure that a greater proportion of social housing meets the Decent Homes...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on the development of innovative financing schemes to support the purchase of affordable housing.

      Commonhold and Leasehold Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 999W, on the Commonhold and Leasehold Act 2002, what informal...

      Conservation Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local planning authorities on the use of Article 4 directions in relation to...

      Council Housing Finance Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on his Department's review of the Housing Revenue Account; and if he will make a statement.

      Council Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of families on council housing waiting lists in each local authority in England.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1039W, on council tax: valuation, what the equivalent figures...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 7 May 2009, Official Report, columns 1035-36W, on council...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic properties had their council tax band changed as a result of a council tax appeal made by their residents or...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the planned change in expenditure by his Department is in each of the next three years, expressed in (a) cash and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department has allocated to each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies for (a) 2009-10 and...

      Fire Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been allocated to fire authorities for the purposes of meeting diversity and equality recruitment targets...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what arrangements his Department has put in place for contingency fire cover in the event of a national fire fighters' strike.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will request the Office of Fair Trading to investigate allegations of secret commission payments being made to estate...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what obligations local authorities will have in relation to housing capital receipts under changes to the Housing Revenue...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many keyworkers in each category have purchased a home under each of the HomeBuy schemes to date; and if he will make a...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many (a) private developers and (b) registered social landlords made applications for HomeBuy Direct funding during...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the most recent round of bidding for HomeBuy Direct funding took place; and over what period he expects the next such round...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average (a) monetary value and (b) percentage of equity purchased under the Social HomeBuy scheme has been to date.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on the HomeBuy Direct scheme to date.

      Housing: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of (a) studio apartments, (b) one-bedroom, (c) two-bedroom and (d) three or more...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the roles are of (a) local and (b) regional resilience forums in preparations for an influenza pandemic.

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which public bodies are responsible for overseeing the preparations made by local authorities for an influenza pandemic.

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the annual fee to be charged in respect of the proposed national registration scheme for landlords;...

      Local Government: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what means his Department intends to measure whether local authorities are meeting guidelines for the payment of invoices...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations his Department has received on the effect of the new system of retrospective business rates on...

      Non-domestic Rates: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the rateable value per megawatt of generation capacity of (a) on-shore and (b) off-shore wind farms (i) is in 2009-10 and...

      Planning: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what categories of on-shore energy projects will have their planning application dealt with by (a) local authorities, (b) the...

      Private Rented Housing: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department plans to provide to (a) Pendle Borough Council and (b) other housing providers in Pendle to...

      Public Bodies: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to public bodies on allocation of services to Travellers.

      Public Lavatories: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received from groups representing disabled people on the adequacy of the level of provision...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the proposed new integrated regional plans are expected to include regional transport plans.

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to change his planned expenditure on the Decent Homes programme for 2009-10 and 2010-11.

      Tenant Services Authority: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2009, Official Report, column 1009W, on the Tenant Services Authority: public relations, for...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of planning cases relating to Travellers were determined by the Planning Inspectorate in favour of...

      Waste Disposal: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on facilitating planning applications for waste facilities; and if he will make a...

      Waste Disposal: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to decide on the request from 20 parish councils of 9 January 2009 that he call in the planning application for...

  • Home Department

    • Al-Muhajiroun

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance he has given to (a) police forces and (b) other authorities in dealing with members of al-Muhajiroun and related groups; and...

    • Alcohol Disorder Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to (a) police and (b) local authorities on the establishment of alcohol disorder zones.

      Alcohol Disorder Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the operation of alcohol disorder zones.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in the London Borough of Bexley aged (a) under 18 and (b) between 18 and 24 years old have been (i) cautioned and (ii)...

      Animal Experiments: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has plans to review the provisions of Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in respect of the licensing of...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) issued and (b) breached in the London Borough of Bexley since December 2005.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many anti-social behaviour orders are in force in Castle Point; (2) how many anti-social behaviour orders Castle Point Borough...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been (a) issued and (b) breached in (i) Ashford constituency and (ii) Kent since 31 December 2005.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many breaches of anti-social behaviour orders were recorded in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby constituency in each year since the...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many acceptable behaviour contracts have been agreed in (a) Barnsley and (b) Doncaster in each year since the inception of such...

      Antisocial Behaviour: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated to tackle antisocial behaviour in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and (c) the...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 19 March 2009, Official Report, column 69WS, on asylum support, what estimate he has made...

      Crime: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in Merseyside aged (a) under 18 and (b) between 18 and 24-years-old have been (i) cautioned and (ii) prosecuted for...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure a sustainable funding strategy for the specialist violence against women voluntary sector.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps (a) the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, (b) the Department for Children, Schools and Families, (c) the...

      Crimes of Violence: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of violent crime in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire was perpetrated against (i) young people, (ii) families and...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were working in his Department's European Casework department on 1 June (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to tables 5.2 and 5.3 in his Department’s Annual Report 2008, under what budget headings expenditure under the (a)...

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's overseas staff have been on training courses in each overseas country in each of the last five years.

      Designated Public Places Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many designated public place orders are in force in each local authority in England and Wales.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many new immigration detention places were created in each year since 1997; and what the cost of running the immigration detention estate...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Respect on domestic abuse.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contribution his Department has made to the cross-Government consultation, Together We Can End Violence Against Women and Girls; and...

      Driving: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals to increase the fixed penalty for offences under section 14(3) of the Road Traffic Act 1998 to £60;...

      Drugs: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of (a) testing of drugs and (b) testing for drugs using (i) blood and (ii) urine samples were processed at each Forensic...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions an application for a marriage visa has been refused on the basis of violence or coercion of a spouse since 1997; and if...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the timetable is for the review of the policy of no recourse to public funds for those entering the UK on a spouse visa in relation to...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of applications from (a) Chinese, (b) Indian and (c) US nationals for a student visa have been rejected since 31 March 2009.

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were arrested at airports for firearms offences in the last 12 months.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of staff (a) training and (b) recruitment at each forensic science site in each of the next three years.

      Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department operates an in-house forensic science laboratory.

      Forensic Science Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the budget for the Forensic Science Regulator was in 2008-09; and what it is for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Forensic Science Regulator: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff at each Civil Service payband are employed by the Forensic Science Regulator.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which company has been appointed as a consultant on human relations in the Forensic Science Service.

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons were for proposing the closure of the Forensic Science Services (FSS) Chorley laboratory as part of the consultation to...

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with coroners based in the North West on the proposed closure of the e laboratory in Chorley.

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has consulted the police force of (a) Lancashire, (b) Merseyside, (c) Greater Manchester, (d) Cumbria and (e) Cheshire on the...

      Forensic Science Service: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department provided to staff at Forensic Science Service laboratories at (a) Chepstow, (b) Birmingham and (c) Chorley...

      Forensic Science Service: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the likely number of redundancies at each Forensic Science Service laboratory in the next 12 months.

      Forensic Science Service: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from (a) the police, (b) coroners and (c) the Government of the Isle of Man as part of his...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 364W, on illegal immigrants, how many (a) removals and (b) voluntary...

      Immigrants: Somalia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of Somali nationals in the UK who do not have leave to remain.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) highly-skilled migrants and (b) dependents of highly-skilled migrants were given leave to enter the UK under (i) the...

      Immigration Officers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many days' training has been given on average to a front line immigration officer on the introduction of the points-based immigration system.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of companies offering vehicle clamping services on private land to individuals and businesses.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the merits of regulating the activity of companies offering vehicle-clamping sources on private...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people he expects to have access to the Independent Safeguarding Authority database; and with which organisations and individuals...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a privacy impact assessment has been undertaken of the Independent Safeguarding Authority database; and whether the Information...

      Mobile Phones: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for a compulsory register of mobile telephones; and if he will make a statement.

      Muslim Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the size of the Muslim population of the UK in each year since 1979.

      Police Reform Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 15 June 2009, Official Report, columns 37-8W, on the Police Reform Act 2002, if he will place in the Library a...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which police forces the chief constable is an acting chief constable; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals for the selection process for chief constables to take account of public opinion in the area for which the...

      Police: Sports Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has issued guidance to the police on using powers under section 27 of the Violent Crime Reduction Act 2006 to police...

      Police: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department issues guidance on the taking of disciplinary action against police officers who refuse openly to display their badge...

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to require police forces to purchase British-assembled vehicles for police force use.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made in his Department’s review of state powers of entry; and what timetable has been set for publication of (a)...

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many investigations the Security Industry Authority has conducted into individuals (a) working without a licence, (b) working with fake...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of data loss by the Serious Organised Crime Agency have been recorded in each month of the last two years.

      Sexual Offences: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports he has received of the outcome of the recent cases (a) R (F) v Secretary of State for Justice and (b) R (Thompson) v Secretary...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Asbestos: Documents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many asbestos records in each of the 14 categories for which HM Inspector of the Health and Safety Executive is the enforcing authority...

    • Business: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Government are taking to inform businesses of their obligations under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.

      Carer’s Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of carer's allowance in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the merits of bringing forward legislation to make unpaid child maintenance arrears a priority charge in...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of letters to her Department from hon. Members' parliamentary offices were answered within 30 days of the date of receipt in...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Employment Zones Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers are taking part in (a) stage one, (b) stage two and (c) stage three of the Employment Zones programme in each of the...

      Housing Benefit: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to paragraph 45 of the Draft Legislative Programme 2009, Cm 7654, on what proposals relating to the reform of housing benefit...

      Jobcentre Plus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions she has had on funding for job centres.

      Jobcentre Plus: Greater London

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

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much of the £1.7 billion funding for Jobcentre Plus announced in the 2009 Budget will be allocated for (a) additional staff at each...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to reply to the letter to her predecessor of 18 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms S...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations her Department has received from local authorities on the implications for local authority budgets of the provisions of...

      Progress2Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many caseworkers in (a) England, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) Peterborough constituency offer assistance to jobseekers through the...

      Progress2Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseekers did not remain in work or training for more than 13 weeks under the Progress2Work scheme since its inception.

      Progress2Work Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many caseworkers in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c) Castle Point are offering support to jobseekers through the Progress2Work scheme.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average and (b) maximum period between receipt of an application for (i) housing and (ii) council tax benefit and the first...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the amount of (a) housing benefit, (b) council tax benefit, (c) industrial injuries disablement benefit, (d)...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much (a) citizens of other EU member states and (b) non-EU citizens claimed in benefits in the UK in 2008; (2) how many (a)...

      Social Security Benefits: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for (a) housing and (b) council tax benefit have been (i) made and (ii) processed in (A) 2007-08, (B) 2008-09 and (C)...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people had been waiting for over four weeks to receive state pension payments at the latest date for which information is available.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1381-82W, on home responsibilities protection, how many women have...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Apprentices: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people became unemployed after ending an apprenticeship in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire in 2008.

    • Boarding Schools: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who boarded at school were recorded by the 2009 school census as being looked after children.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which local education authorities have been successful in one or more applications for funding under the Building Schools...

      Carers: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the number of young carers in (a) Barnsley, (b) Doncaster and (c) South Yorkshire.

      Child Workforce Development Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what budget he has allocated to the Child Workforce Development Council for (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12, (c) 2012-13 and (d) each...

      Child Workforce Development Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent staff the Child Workforce Development Council employed in each year since its establishment.

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward secondary legislation under the Children and Young Persons Act 2008 to provide that (a) children in care...

      Children in Care: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were in residential care in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby in each of the last five years.

      Children In Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children went missing from care homes in Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in each year from 1997 to 2008.

      Children in Care: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of looked-after children in Staffordshire achieved results equivalent to or higher than the average results...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local authorities did not meet the ContactPoint readiness assessment 7 deadline of 26 June 2009.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what changes he is planning to the integrated children's system; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost to local...

      Children's Play: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated for children's play schemes in (a) the London Borough of Enfield and (b) Enfield...

      English Language: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department holds on England’s position in international rankings of countries in which English is the...

      Families: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what services his Department provides to assist young families in Coventry.

      Funding: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding his Department has allocated to teacher recruitment in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997; (2) how much...

      Integrated Children's System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 392W, on the Integrated Children's System, (1) who was...

      Mathematics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department holds on England's position in international ranking in educational attainment in mathematics in...

      National Strategies Field Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2009, Official Report, column 996W, on schools: standards, how many field forces there are;...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupil referral units in each local authority area (a) provide places for teenage mothers, (b)...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents in each local authority area appealed against their child’s school allocation (a) successfully and (b)...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools have sold land which had been used as playing fields in each year since 1997.

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils in (a) primary, (b) secondary and (c) special schools were recorded by the 2009 school...

      Social Services: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the rate of (a) absence and (b) absence resulting from injury at work was among those social services employees for which...

      Sure Start Programme: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much money his Department allocated to Sure Start initiatives in Coventry in the last 12 months.

      Teachers: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of teachers who have not had a Criminal Records Bureau check; and if he will make a statement.

      Young People: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the number of young carers in (a) Merseyside and (b) Crosby.

      Young People: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on (a) the effectiveness of his Department’s...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of people undertaking apprenticeships are (a) new recruits to and (b) existing staff in...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of apprentices starting this year who are (a) new employees hired as...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) research and (b) total cost was of preparing and publishing the Evaluation of the impact of skills for...

      Business: Political Donations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward legislative proposals to prohibit small companies from making donations to political parties.

      Businesses: Staffordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Tamworth constituency were declared bankrupt in each of the last five years.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1198-99W, on chronic fatigue syndrome, who the...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects the Export Credits Guarantee Department has supported through its Fixed Rate Export Finance scheme since...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of applications from (a) school leavers and (b) mature students to higher education...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire were admitted to universities in England...

      Higher Education: Forensic Science

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on which universities offer (a) degrees and (b) other qualifications in...

      Insolvency: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Hemel Hempstead constituency were declared bankrupt in each of the last five years.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2009, Official Report, column 98W, on motor vehicles: manufacturing industries,...

      Oil: Prices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to mitigate the negative effects of rises in oil prices on business.

      Overseas Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage trade between the UK and Saudi Arabia.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from (a) training providers and (b) further education colleges on (i)...

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the Learning and Skills Council funding allocation for 2009-10 to providers of Train to Gain and...

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Learning and Skills Council (a) has distributed to training providers for 2008-09 and (b) expects to...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: EU Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of UK citizens who have deposits with banks in (a) the Republic of Ireland and (b) other EU...

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what compliance referencing of council tax lists is undertaken by (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) billing authorities.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment the Valuation Office Agency has made of the outcome of integrity checks of council tax lists in (a) England and (b) Wales.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what use has been made of the Valuation Office Agency’s council tax banding support tool in relation to properties in respect of which no formal appeal...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate had been made of the gross cost to the Exchequer of the planned 2005 council tax revaluation prior to its postponement.

      Council Tax: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the gross cost to the public purse of the 2005 council tax revaluation in Wales.

      Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of staff over the age of (a) 55 and (b) 65 years his Department employs.

      Finance: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reduction in spending he is making to accommodate the £1,500 million increase in housing expenditure announced in the Prime Minister's Statement...

      Finance: Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of access to credit by the social enterprise sector.

      Financial Institutions: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money was paid to external advisers by (a) Northern Rock, (b) RBS, (c) other financial sector firms in which the Government own a shareholding...

      Fuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which local authorities have been fined by HM Revenue and Customs since January 2008 for using red diesel in local authority tractors and agricultural vehicles.

      Home Information Packs: VAT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on which elements of home information packs valued added tax is levied; (2) what his most recent estimate is of the revenue which has accrued to the...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 6 November 2008, Official Report, column 682W, on housing: valuation, in...

      Local Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) with reference to the Valuation Office Agency’s performance target on value for money from local taxation, what methodology is used to calculate...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 796W, on Members: correspondence, when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon....

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of anti-money laundering legislation in preventing people with connections with...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology the Valuation Office Agency uses to calculate the rateable value of supermarket car parking spaces for the 2010 rates revaluation.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency holds records of the location of each mobile telephone mast for the purposes of the 2010 rates revaluation; and what...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance has been issued to bingo operators on whether the prohibition of smoking in public places represents a material change of circumstance for the...

      Private Finance Initiative: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the efficiency of schemes under the private finance initiative in (a) Hemel Hempstead, (b) Dacorum and (c)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the evidence given by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury to the House of Lords Committee on the Barnett Formula on 17 June 2009, if he...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the expenditure proposals contained in Annex A of the Building Britain's Future document will have a Barnett consequential for Wales.

      Quantitative Easing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the scale of quantitative easing undertaken by the (a) US Federal Reserve and (b) European Central Bank.

      Revenue and Customs: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days’ training has been given on average to a front line customs officer on the introduction of the points-based immigration system.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what use the Valuation Office Agency (a) has made and (b) plans to make of data on social housing gathered by the National Register of Social Housing.

      Valuation Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2009, Official Report, column 772W, on the Valuation Office: freedom of information, and the subsequent deposited paper...

      Valuation Office: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans the Valuation Office Agency has to replace its world class branding.

      Valuation: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors are taken into account by the Valuation Office Agency when deciding whether to allocate a dwelling an SC value significant code.

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 7.7 of the Minutes of the 49th Meeting of the Steering Committee on Harmonisation (Practice and Procedure) between England and...

      Zero Carbon Stamp Duty Exemption

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many homes had qualified for the zero carbon stamp duty exemption on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of Iranian military involvement in Afghanistan.

    • Agriculture: Carcasses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated saving resulting from the implementation of the Food Standards Agency's recommendations to ease the controls surrounding the treatment of...

      Alderney: Contribution to UK Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution the maintenance of the Alderney breakwater makes to the defence of the British Isles.

      Armed Forces: Campaign Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to issue a campaign medal to recognise those who served in RAF Bomber Command in the Second World War.

      Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 2 June (WA 64), whether, in the context of the status of the Association of Chief Police Officers, its...

      Asylum Seekers: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum-seeking families have been returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo in the past year.

      Banks: Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to monitor and to offer guidance to commercial banks on their charges to non-commercial customers.

      Courts: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will require the Legal Services Commission to review the system of payment for junior counsel's services in magistrates' courts, to ensure that they...

      Criminal Justice Acts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 22 June (WA 248), whether they will arrange for the information requested to appear in the Official Report.

      Deen International

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 2 June (WA 70), what the procurement process was for the campaign by Deen International; and whether they...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the current levels of cord blood donation and the donation of umbilical cord in the United Kingdom; how many people with how many diseases have been...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which diseases have been successfully treated in the United Kingdom with adult stem cells; and which diseases have been successfully treated with embryonic stem cells.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 22 July 2008 (WA 244—5), 20 January 2009 (WA196—7) and 23 June 2009 (WA 266—7), how the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 23 June (WA 266), how the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority determines that a human embryo is dead.

      Energy: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce incentives for the private sector to develop carbon capture and storage plans for heavy industry.

      Energy: Electricity Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their projections of the proportion of the electricity bills of (a) domestic, and (b) business, customers attributable to climate change legislation (1)...

      Energy: Nuclear Power

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chiefs of Staff of the Armed Forces advise that the United Kingdom should remain an independent nuclear power.

      Energy: Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be the likely cost of building new power stations to provide 25 gigawatts (25,000 megawatts) of electricity by (a) coal, (b) gas, and (c) nuclear power;...

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 24 June (WS 115—6), whether the statement by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath that the installation...

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the projected cost of creating the infrastructure to provide 25 gigawatts (25,000 megawatts) of offshore wind power; and what is the cost of connecting the...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the forecast gross and net costs to the United Kingdom of its budget contribution to the European Union this year at the current exchange rate, taking...

      Euro

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 30 June (WA 33), whether a referendum will be held before adopting the euro.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Her Majesty's Ambassador to the United States will request a briefing from former President Carter following his visit to Gaza.

      Government Departments: Bottled Water

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Home Office spent on bottled water in each of the last five years.

      Government Equalities Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether senior staff in the Government Equalities Office and its agencies receive non-consolidated performance payments for achieving agreed objectives.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 36,000 Gurkhas who retired prior to 1997 have died.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Gurkhas who served in Her Majesty's Armed Forces prior to 1997 currently receive no pension from the Ministry of Defence.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the provision made for the Gurkha Pension Scheme in the Sixth Indian Pay Code is equivalent to the provision for the Indian Gorkhas.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to Question for Written Answer HL4191, tabled on 10 June and due for answer by 24 June.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that planning of services is undertaken by primary care trusts so that they provide high-quality services to children with Type...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 324), why the United Kingdom paid the Republic of Ireland €450 million for reimbursement...

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the latest annual payments to the United Kingdom from non-waiver European economic area countries for reimbursement of health treatment costs for those...

      Health: Glaucoma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to publicise and implement the recommendations of the latest National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence glaucoma guidelines.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when advice will be issued to higher education institutions in respect of their duty to monitor and report upon overseas student attendance at courses.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 22 June (WA 255), why they propose that England will not have particular human rights provided for it but that...

      Identity Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the effect of the introduction of identity cards on postal application times for overseas students.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what duties existing employers have to investigate the immigration status of an employee hired before the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 came into force.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (a) arrested, and (b) convicted, under immigration legislation in each of the past three years for trafficking people for exploitation.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals have been excluded from entering the United Kingdom on grounds of (a) national security, and (b) unacceptable behaviour, in each year...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants were arrested in each of the past five years.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 1 June (WA 40), what steps they are taking to remove the 15,965 people not granted indefinite leave to...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 1 June (WA 41), whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the List of Unacceptable...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what emphasis they give in their asylum and immigration policies to family reunion; whether they will increase that emphasis; and whether they encourage European...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the introduction of the points-based system of immigration for entry into the United Kingdom of overseas students to higher...

      Insurance Companies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulations govern investment products of insurance companies to ensure they represent good value for investors at the time of purchase and throughout the...

      Internet: Privacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was their response to the European Commission following the infraction proceedings commenced in April 2009 by the Commission for non-implementation of the...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 18 May (WA 265), whether the Government of Iran have given assurances that the seven Baha'i leaders will...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they sought any explanations from the Government of Iran following recent arrests of opposition leaders and expulsions of British journalists.

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for how long members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces will remain in Iraq in their present status; and when they expect to reach a diplomatic agreement with the...

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how strategic health authorities will assess the commissioning competency of primary care trusts. To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to introduce a...

      North Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which British naval assets are available in support of United Nations Security Council Resolution 1874, calling for the search of North Korean ships suspected of...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 15 June (WA 184), why one commissioner on the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission declared no...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will respond to the recent report, Stepping down the nuclear ladder by Nick Ritchie of the University of Bradford Department of Peace Studies, in...

      Offshore Financial Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering sanctions on British overseas territories or Crown Dependencies which are offshore financial centres.

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what system is in place to alert medical practitioners and pharmacists to the effects of prescribing drugs that act on the acetylcholine system to individuals...

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many households in the United Kingdom comprised one person in the latest year for which figures are available; and how that compares with historical trends.

      Prisoners: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign national prisoners who have completed their sentences but have not yet been deported are in (a) one of Her Majesty's prisons, and (b) an...

      Schools: Specialist Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they will give to ensure universal thresholds are agreed for accessing support through specialist or targeted services in schools.

      Shipping: Ferry Operators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 29 June (WA 23), what action the Maritime and Coastguard Agency took when it became aware that the MV "CANNA" did...

      Shipping: Ferry Operators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many cases since 1997 the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has been made aware that passenger sea ferries have worked without valid passenger certificates for...

      Shipping: Ferry Operators

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 29 June (WA 23) indicating that the Maritime and Coastguard Agency became aware on 3 October 2008 that the MV...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the timetable for implementing the requirement for teachers to hold a master's degree.

      Territorial Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personnel from the Jersey Territorial Army Unit have served on operational deployments with British forces since 1999; where they have served; and for...

      Tourism: Holiday Lettings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations HM Treasury has received in favour of the proposed changes to the furnished holiday lettings rules announced in the Budget in April.

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