Written answers

Monday, 20 July 2009

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farmers did not receive Common Agricultural Policy subsidy payments because of inaccuracies in the maps of their...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the new set of maps issued by the Rural Payments Agency in connection with claims for payment under the single payment...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of (a) particulate matter, (b) nitrogen dioxide and (c) polycyclic...

      Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on his Department's request for a derogation from EU air quality standards in respect of...

      Animals: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made in reducing levels of live animal exports.

      Batteries: Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government are taking to increase rates of battery recycling to meet the requirements of the EU batteries...

      Batteries: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the environmental effects of the disposal of batteries.

      Beef: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will estimate the volume of Brazilian beef imported into the UK which was raised in illegally deforested areas in the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has for the introduction of practical steps to reduce levels of bovine tuberculosis in Devon; and what the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many farms in (a) Essex and (b) the East of England were under bovine tuberculosis restrictions on the latest date for...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many vaccinations of each badger will be required under the new Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how long the temporary tag on badgers as part of the Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme will last.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the timetable is of the Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what mechanisms will be used to assess the effectiveness of the Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme; (2) what estimate...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps will be taken to prevent unvaccinated badgers entering Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme areas; (2)...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the estimated cost is of the Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people will be employed on the Badger Vaccine Deployment Programme.

      Dairy Farmers of Britain: Insolvency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to expedite single farm payments to farmers affected by the taking into receivership of...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT...

      Departmental Databases

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what categories of personal information on members of the public will be held on each of his Department's and its agency's...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many interns work in his Department; what terms of reference apply to their appointment; what remuneration they receive;...

      Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to encourage the veterinary profession to work more closely with the medical profession on matters...

      Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the annual level of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from electrical appliances being left in...

      Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the tonnage of (a) aluminium, (b) wood, (c) paper, (d) green waste, (e) glass, (f) steel...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make an estimate of the unit cost to a local authority of the provision of wheeled refuse containers for the...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to Lord Taylor of Holbeach of 2 July 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA94, on waste...

      Environment Agency: Consultants

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

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the statutory obligations upon it provided for in legislation...

      Farmers: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on levels of bank lending to farmers; and if he will make a statement.

      Fisheries: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions for breaches of fishing quota regulations have been brought in each sea fishery committee area in each...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the additional £25 million in capital funding for flood defences...

      Heating: Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will estimate the amount of greenhouse gas emissions arising from the use of patio heaters in the UK in (a) each year...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many landfill sites in each region are expected to close in each year until 2020; and what the combined area of those...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many landfill sites there were in each region of England in each year since 1997; and what the combined area of the sites...

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much hazardous waste was sent to landfill sites in each region in each year since 1997.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to which (a) organisations and (b) purposes revenue from fines due to breaches in landfill targets will be allocated.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) cattle, (b) sheep, (c) goats and (d) poultry were exported in each of the last three years.

      Marine and Fisheries Agency: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will (a) undertake and (b) publish an equality impact assessment of the relocation of Marine and Fisheries Agency...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the cost to the public purse of the establishment of the headquarters of the Marine...

      Marine Management Organisation: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the effects on the intellectual property rights of members of staff of the Marine Management Organisation...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Invasive Non-native Species Framework Strategy for Great Britain in...

      Nitrogen Oxides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at which locations in England levels of nitrogen oxide (a) exceed 40 micro gm-3 nitrogen oxide annually and (b) exceed 200...

      North Sea: Fishing Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 January 2009, Official Report, column 1590, on fishing catches, whether the Lithuanian and...

      Oil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of oil pollution have been reported in each enumeration area (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) in 2009...

      Oil: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proposals his Department has for the disposal of residual waste from energy production.

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into consumer attitudes in respect of country of origin labelling for goods imported into the...

      Pesticides

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he next plans to revise guidelines to farmers on the spraying of pesticides near schools and residences.

      Pollution: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents of diffuse pollution have been recorded in each year since 1997; and how many such incidents have resulted...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of waste collected in the City of York was recycled in each year since 2003-04; what funding his Department...

      Reservoirs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the capacity of reservoirs owned by the water industry in England was (a) in 1989 and (b) on the latest date for which...

      River Thames: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the likely effects of the recent raw sewage spillage in the Thames in the Mogden area on...

      Rivers: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of significant non-water industrial discharges to rivers in each region was reviewed by the Environment...

      Television: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of daily energy consumption resulting from the use of stand-by units on televisions.

      Thundersley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the effect on mammalian wildlife of the removal of trees from Thundersley Common.

      Thundersley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department has had with (a) Essex County Council and (b) Castle Point Borough Council in respect of...

      Thundersley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what public consultations have been held in respect of the removal of trees from Thundersley Common; and if he will make a...

      Thundersley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date responsibility for Thundersley Common was transferred to Natural England; and if he will make a statement.

      Thundersley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many oak trees have been removed from Thundersley Common in the last five years; and for what reasons the trees were removed.

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what responses his Department has received from (a) the Local Authority Recycling Advisory Committee, (b) Wastematters,...

      Waste Disposal: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what waste products have been classified as (a) inert and (b) toxic waste in the last 18 months.

      Waste Disposal: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many inspections were carried out at industrial and waste sites by staff of each Environment Agency office in each year...

      Waste Disposal: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the credit crunch on schemes for waste disposal plants under the private finance...

      Waste Management: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the waste industry on the effects on waste disposal plants...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the effect of universal water metering on (a) the net income of the water industry and (b) the...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what definition his Department uses of a permeable surface in relation to surface water drainage charges.

      Water Charges: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs in which water company areas voluntary groups are affected by the new system of surface water charges; and what assessment...

      Water Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the volume of water lost through leakage from (a) company supply pipes and (b) piping between...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many water meters were installed by water supply companies in homes in (a) north-west Cambridgeshire, (b)...

      Water: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many water meters were installed in homes in Castle Point by water supply companies in each of the last five years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • East of England Grand Committee

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what (a) broadcasting and (b) other facilities will be available at the venue for the meeting of the East of...

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, how many editions of the Green Book have been issued since 2000; in which year each edition was published;...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission for what reasons the council tax banding of hon. Members' properties was redacted before publication of...

      Members: Offices

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, if the House of Commons Commission will discuss with the appropriate authorities in the House of Lords the...

      Parliament: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission (a) is taking and (b) plans to take over the next two years to provide greater...

      Portcullis House: Fire Alarms

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commissions how many times the fire alarm in Portcullis house has been activated (a) for fire drill purposes, (b) for...

      Standing Committees: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, what steps the Commission is (a) taking and (b) plans to take over the next two years to make available on...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission, pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 841W, on trade unions, what steps the...

  • Transport

    • A127: Speed Limits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many fines have been issued to motorists for exceeding the new speed limits on the A127 in each of the last six months; and how many of...

    • Airports: Noise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the area was inside the (a) 57dB LAeq daytime summer contour and (b) 48dB LAeq nighttime contour for each major airport in England in...

      Airports: South East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what forecast he has made of the number of passengers using each airport in the south-east in 2030 on the basis of the most recent gross...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport to how many airlines his Department has granted fifth freedoms in respect of a regional airport since October 2005.

      Aviation: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what obligations apply to air carriers to make available to passengers copies of the rules and regulations which apply to them in respect of...

      Aviation: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what obligations apply to air carriers based in countries outside the EU in respect of the provision of mobility assistance to passengers on...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of pensioners who (a) are entitled to and (b) hold a concessionary bus pass in (i) Test...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, column 1161W, on the Channel Tunnel railway line, whether the (a) Channel Tunnel...

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, column 1161W, on the Channel Tunnel railway line, what assistance the Government...

      Cycling: Hampshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many qualified instructors of cycle safety training there were in (a) Test Valley borough and (b) Southampton in each of the last five...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date the Secretary of State last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons his Department's new probation policy does not make provision for women to take maternity leave during the probation period.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT system run by...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) photocopiers, (b) scanning devices and (c) fax machines, excluding multi-function devices, there are in his Department; how...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Glover report in its procurement processes.

      First Great Western

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 14WS, on the First Great Western franchise, how much...

      Galileo

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the Galileo satellite navigation system to become fully functional.

      Great North Eastern Railway: Connex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) GNER and (b) Connex surrendering their franchise.

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what mechanisms his Department has planned for the determination of planning applications in respect of the expansion of Heathrow airport in...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what legislative provisions govern the landing of helicopters on private land.

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how responsibility for enforcement of Class 2/3 weight and speed restrictions for powered mobility products is exercised; and by whom.

      National Express

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the joint letter of 1 May signed by Dr. Mike Mitchell of his Department and Ray O'Toole of...

      National Express East Coast

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he is taking to prevent service disruption on the East Coast Main Line prior to the anticipated default by National Express.

      National Express East Coast

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the statement of 1 July 2009, Official Report, columns 424-26, on National Express east coast franchise, what assessment he has...

      North London Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport by what date his Department expects to be able to quantify the savings made under the North London Line Camden Road freight scheme announced...

      Ports: Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations his Department has received on the effect on firms located in ports of the application of retrospective business...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department plans to spend on subsidy to train operators in 2009-10.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of the privatisation of the rail network.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many rail franchises other than the East Coast Main Line are at red on his Department's financial risk scale.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which existing rail franchises he expects to return a premium to his Department by the end of the franchise period.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department expects to receive in premiums from rail franchises in financial year 2009-10.

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps he has taken to improve rail services in the North West.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, column 576W, on railways: overcrowding, when the passengers in excess of capacity...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 March 2009, Official Report, column 576W, on railways: overcrowding, what capacity benchmarks are used for...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will use the powers under section 180 (1) of the Road Traffic Act 1988 to provide for the establishment of investigations on the same...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Second Special Report from the Transport Committee, HC 422, Further Government Response to the Eleventh Report of the...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what orders for rail carriages have been placed to date under his Department's provision for new carriages under Delivering a Sustainable...

      Rolling Stock: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date he estimates that the (a) first and (b) last of the 202 new diesel train carriages will be delivered.

      Severn River Crossing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information he holds on the number of vehicles in category three which used the Severn Crossing in each of the last five years; and if...

      Transport: Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research his Department has undertaken or evaluated on the external costs associated with (a) holiday flights and (b) private...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to proposals contained in the Building Britain's Future document, Cm 7654, how much funding his Department proposes to...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 375W, on transport: finance, what his most recent estimate is of the...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 375W, on transport: finance, what his most recent estimate is of the...

      Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the average cost per return journey by (a) air, (b) rail and (c) car between (i) London and Edinburgh,...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales when he expects to publish his Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

    • Welsh Language Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the total annual cost of the Welsh Language Board has been in each year since it was established.

  • Scotland

    • Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland on what date he last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

    • Departmental Databases

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what categories of personal information on members of the public are contained on each database which contains such data managed by his Department...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 1W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b) versions are of the web...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay is of (i) male and (ii) female employees.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, whether special advisers in his Department were involved in the drafting of the background paper Scotland and Oil.

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when his Department's officials last met HM Treasury officials to discuss the proposals for a reduced fuel prices pilot scheme in island communities in...

      Fuels: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what steps his Department has taken to identify suitable locations for the pilot scheme for reduced fuel prices in island communities in Scotland;...

  • Prime Minister

    • Damian McBride

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) on what date he last met Mr Damian McBride in the course of his official duties; (2) on what date each of his special advisers last met Mr Damian McBride in the...

    • Departmental E-mail

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to his answer to the hon. Member for Birkenhead of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 499W, on email, at what address members of the public are able to email...

      Departmental Reorganisation

      To ask the Prime Minister what the cost has been of restructuring the machinery of Government since 2007.

      Derek Draper

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 379W, on Chequers, for what reason Mr Derek Draper was invited to attend Chequers on 16 November 2008.

      Derek Draper and Charlie Whelan

      To ask the Prime Minister when he last (a) met and (b) communicated with (i) Mr Derek Draper and (ii) Mr Charlie Whelan in the course of his official duties.

      Eastern Europe

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 499W, on Eastern Europe, on what occasions since June 2007 he has met (a) President Václav Klaus of...

      European Commission

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what criteria he plans to adopt in determining the Government's position on the selection of the next President of the European Commission; (2) what criteria he...

      Former Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) whether Lord Carter of Barnes (a) has received or (b) will receive payment on leaving Ministerial office; (2) which former Ministers (a) received and (b)...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, columns 104-8W, on the Iraq Committee of Inquiry: finance, how he plans to update the House on progress made...

      Iraq: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Prime Minister which of the matters referred to in his statement of 15 June 2009, Official Report, columns 21-24 on Iraq he would classify as containing the (a) costs and (b)...

      Lord Carter

      To ask the Prime Minister whether Lord Carter received a severance payment on relinquishing his role as chief of strategy and principal adviser at 10 Downing Street.

      Lord Mandelson

      To ask the Prime Minister what responsibilities Lord Mandelson has as First Secretary of State.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 10 June 2009, Official Report, column 784, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for South-West Bedfordshire following the meeting on 24...

      Official Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister, if he will publish a list of gifts valued at over £140 which were purchased by his predecessor on leaving office; and if he will make a statement.

      Official Gifts

      To ask the Prime Minister, when he plans to place in the Library a copy of the list of ministerial gifts received and valued over £140 for 2007-08.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the official residence in South Eaton Place has been sold.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Prime Minister what use will be made of the Ministerial residence in Admiralty House following Lord Malloch-Brown's departure from the Government.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 294, what he meant by the phrase a zero per cent. rise in 2013-14.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Park

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent progress has been made on the construction of the Olympic park for the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Prostitution

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on policy to minimise levels of prostitution associated with the number of...

      Cycling

      Dr. Harris: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what progress has been made in constructing the facilities for cycling events at the London 2012 Olympics.

      Housing

      Mr. Cunningham: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps are being taken to ensure that housing built for the London 2012 Olympics will be available for use by local people after the games.

      Legacy: Scotland

      Mr. Hamilton: To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had on the legacy for Scotland from the London 2012 Olympics.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) how much (a) the Olympic Delivery Authority and (b) her Office spent on consultancy fees in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09; (2) when she plans to...

      Olympic Games 2012: Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much the Olympic Delivery Authority has spent on consultants in each year since its creation.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times the Army Bomb Disposal Squad has been deployed against (a) hoax and (b) real devices in each month of the last two years.

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many square metres of floor space there are at each of the premises occupied by his Department.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) target and (b) average actual time taken to respond to correspondence was of (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies in the most...

      Departmental Databases

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which databases managed by his Department and its agencies hold personal information on members of the public; on what date each such database...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what categories of personal information about members of the public are contained on each relevant database managed by his Department and its...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what categories of personal information on members of the public will be held on each database expected to become operational in the next five...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what databases which will be managed by his Department or one of its agencies and which will contain personal information are (a) under...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) photocopiers, (b) scanning devices and (c) fax machines, excluding multi-function devices, there are in his Department; how many...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the maintenance and development costs of his departmental website were in (a) 2005-06 and (b) 2006-07.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 39W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b) versions are...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff are based at each of his Department's buildings.

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consultations have been carried out by his Department since July 2007; and at what cost. [Official Report, 9 September 2009, Vol. 496, c....

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by his Department on staff surveys in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; and which companies were contracted to carry out the surveys.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many work placements his Department provided to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c) graduates in each of the last five years.

      Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on marking (a) St Patrick's Day and (b) the Twelfth in each of the last five years.

      Fuels: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted of offences relating to (a) fuel smuggling and (b) fuel laundering in the last 12 months.

      Northern Ireland Information Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are employed in his Department's Northern Ireland Information Service.

      Northern Ireland Policing Board: Irish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many members of the public attended the most recent meeting of the Policing Board held in Irish.

      Northern Ireland Policing Board: Irish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been of holding meetings of the Policing Board in Irish.

      Orange Order

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the Orange Order.

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to the cases referred to in the Organised Crime Task Force (OCTF) Report 2009 where assets were recovered, what the names were of...

      Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the monetary value of assets recovered from organised crime in Northern Ireland was in each of the last five years.

      Parades

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of people who (a) marched at, (b) were spectators at and (c) protested against the parades which took...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what his estimate is of the cost of policing the 12 July events in 2009; (2) how many (a) uninsured and (b) untaxed vehicles were (i)...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements are in place for the Army and the RAF to provide aerial support to the Police Service of Northern Ireland; and how many times...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many pieces of correspondence he has received in the last 12 months (a) in favour of and (b) against maintaining the level of the police...

      Political Directorate: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were employed in his Department's political directorate at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on (a) opinion polling, (b) focus groups and (c) other forms of market research in each of the last five years;...

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many times companies have been notified of the refusal of an application they have made for a security licence in each of the last five years.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many security companies have been licensed in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many new security staff notified to his Department under the provisions of paragraph 13(1) of Schedule 13 to the Terrorism Act 2000 failed...

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many changes in security staff have been notified to his Department by private security companies in Northern Ireland as required under...

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many companies are licensed as private security companies in Northern Ireland under the provisions of paragraph 6 of schedule 13 to the...

      Swine Flu: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) whether any cases of swine influenza have been diagnosed in the Northern Ireland prison population; (2) what contingency arrangements are...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent steps he has taken to ensure the safety of Northern Ireland politicians from threats to their personal safety from (a) dissident...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of punishment shootings.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted of offences relating to punishment shootings in the last 12 months.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what steps are being taken to ensure the security and safety of community halls in Northern Ireland; (2) how many attacks involving (a)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his estimate is of the number of rocket launchers held by dissident republicans.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps have been taken to protect Police Service of Northern Ireland officers whilst they are off duty.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent estimate is of the number of individuals involved in (a) dissident republican activity and (b) loyalist paramilitary activity.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has received on paramilitary punishment shootings; and if he will make a statement.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many personal protection weapon applications which were refused in each month of the last five years were subject to (a) successful and...

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many personal protection weapons are held in Northern Ireland.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Bingo Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on the future of the bingo industry; and if he will make a statement.

    • Royal Opera House: Thurrock

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on future uses of the Royal Opera House production campus in Thurrock.

      Tourism Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the tourism industry of changes to the furnished holiday lettings rules.

      Local and Regional Newspapers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support his Department plans to provide to local and regional newspapers during the recession.

      Community Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of levels of revenue and capital funding for community sport projects in the regions in the period to 2012;...

      Pub Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of public houses which have closed in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Ministerial Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what sites (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department plan to visit in Crewe and Nantwich constituency in July and August 2009.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to publish his Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on Royal Mail services in each of the last two years.

      Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps have been taken to prepare Northern Ireland for digital switchover.

      Hotels: DVD

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with VisitEngland on its guidance to hoteliers on the DVD concierge licence.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to encourage people to take a greater proportion of their holidays in the UK.

      Tourism: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding from the public purse has been made available for tourism regeneration projects in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency in...

      Winter Gardens Project: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding from the public purse has been given to the Winter Gardens Project in Morecambe since its inception.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to visit (a) Blaenavon and (b) other UK World Heritage sites.

  • Leader of the House

    • Damian McBride

      To ask the Leader of the House on what date she last met Mr Damian McBride in the course of her official duties.

    • Glasgow

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House how much has been spent under the communications allowance in each year since it was established.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Leader of the House when she plans to introduce proposals to amend controls on the communications allowance payable to hon. Members to take into account the pre-candidacy spending...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Leader of the House when she plans to reply to the letters of 2 June and 6 July from the right hon. Member for North-West Hampshire on the rules on registration of earnings.

      Political Parties and Elections Bill

      To ask the Leader of the House whether she plans to bring forward proposals to amend controls on expenditure from the communications allowance during the pre-candidacy regulated period to be...

      Scottish Grand Committee

      To ask the Leader of the House what consideration the Government have given since November 2003 to arranging for a sitting of the Scottish Grand Committee; and if she will make a statement.

      Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what recent assessment she has made of the quality of answers given by Ministers to parliamentary questions for written answer.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps he has taken to ensure that all English local authorities meet the readiness criteria for the distribution of...

    • Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what measures his Department has in place to reassess a student's eligibility for the education maintenance allowance in the event...

      Extended Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued to local education authorities on the distribution of extended schools funding in respect...

      Residence and Guardianship Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) residency and (b) guardianship orders there were in force in each local authority social services area in each of...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have applied for the exceptional capital funding for new kitchens in schools announced in December 2007;...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Members' Constituency Work: Hemsworth

      To ask the Solicitor-General if the Attorney-General will meet the hon. Member for Hemsworth to discuss a constituency issue.

    • Patrick Brendon Smith: Sentencing

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Attorney-General considered lodging an appeal against the sentence imposed on Patrick Brendon Smith by Preston Crown Court in October 2008.

  • Women and Equality

    • Breast Feeding

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent representations she has received on the proposals in the Equality Bill in relation to a mother breastfeeding in a public place who is asked...

    • Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the running costs of the Government Equalities Office have been in each year since its establishment.

      Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent representations she has received from religious organisations on the provisions of the Equality Bill.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when she plans to reply to the letter of 23 February 2009 and 23 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on behalf of Mr Colin Packman.

      Terrorism Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what expenditure the Commission for Equality and Human Rights incurred on commissioning legal advice on the compliance of the Terrorism Bill with the...

      Women and Work Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality when she expects the Women and Work Commission to report on the impact of the recommendations adopted by the Government in response to the report of the...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what properties his (a) Department and (b) Department's non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and...

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what databases which will be managed by his Department and which will contain personal information are (a) under construction and (b)...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT system run...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many interns work in his Department; what terms of reference apply to their appointment; what remuneration they receive; and how...

      Food Security Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding the UK has pledged to the new G8; what the timescale for that funding is; and whether this funding is additional to...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham (Jacqui Lait) of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 252W, on...

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much of the £3 million fund for high streets adversely affected by the economic downturn has been (a) allocated...

      Central Manchester Development Corporation: Archives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 21 February 2008, Official Report, column 900W, on the Central Manchester Development...

      Council Tax: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will assess the merits of introducing a council tax deferment scheme for home-owning pensioners.

      Councillors: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what statistical information his Department holds on average councillor allowances.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT...

      Departmental Databases

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what categories of personal information on members of the public will be held on each of his Department's and its agency's...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) photocopiers, (b) scanning devices and (c) fax machines, excluding multi-function devices, there are in his...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest estimated total gross cost is of the FIREControl project.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) injuries and (b) deaths were caused (i) by all fires and (ii) by fires with a source of ignition in (A) wires and...

      Floods: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for the Vale of York (Miss McIntosh) of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 335W, on...

      Government Office for London: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) administrative cost and (b) total expenditure of the Government Office for London were in 2008-09.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of registered home inspectors there were in each of the last three years.

      Homes and Communications Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much he expects to provide the Homes and Communications Agency in grant in aid in 2009-10.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) capital and (b) resource allocation for (i) the Homes and Communities Agency and (ii) the Tenant Services...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) financial and (b) administrative support the Homes and Communities Agency provides to the Guardian newspaper website...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to how many local newspapers the Minister for Housing and Planning's letter on being green while tackling the recession was sent.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on the level of demand for the services of accredited energy assessors of his...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) energy efficiency in council homes, (b) the number of new social rented...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many affordable homes have been built in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years. (2) how...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been (a) allocated to and (b) spent in the West Midlands under the My Choice HomeBuy scheme in 2009-10.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government during what periods bidding has taken place for funding under the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Rent to...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on Rent to HomeBuy in 2009-10 to date.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what effect the decision to end the Open Market HomeBuy scheme will have on other HomeBuy schemes.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his plans are for the future operation of OpenMarket HomeBuy; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the level of take-up of OpenMarket HomeBuy in each region; and how many purchases were made...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many potential homebuyers have been informed that their applications to the MyChoice Homebuy scheme have been refused as a...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes for (a) intermediate low cost ownership and (b) social rent he expects to be (i) started and (ii) completed in...

      Improvement and Development Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much direct funding his Department has allocated to the Improvement and Development Agency in each year since 2000.

      Knowledge Network Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 11 May 2009, Official Report, column 538W, on the Knowledge...

      Local Democratic Renewal Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for implementation of the policies outlined in the Local Democratic Renewal Programme; and if he will make a...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department is taking steps to reform the parish cheque payment system operating in local authorities.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department is taking steps to protect local authorities against vexatious objections to the local authorities...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which (a) specific and (b) area-based grants are distributed to local authorities by each division of his Department;...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what methodology his Department's (a) Total Place and (b) Place Shaping approach to local service delivery was based.

      Local Government: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the procurement of halal meat; and whether that guidance...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effects of the level of availability of high loan-to-value mortgages on the ability of...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much money has been allocated to the (a) Mortgage Rescue and (b) Homeowners Mortgage Support scheme for expenditure...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people who will be assisted by the Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme in (a) West...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will establish a cross-Government review on the effect of the new regime of retrospective business rates on (a)...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 13 March 2009, Official Report, column 768W, on non-domestic...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 921W, on non-domestic rates:...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 24 June 2009, Official Report, column 962W, on non-domestic rates: ports, if he will place in the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2009, Official Report, columns 912-13W, on non-domestic rates: ports, what guidance his...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2009, Official Report, column 912W, on non-domestic rates: ports, (1) for what reasons the...

      Privacy: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's policy is on performing privacy impact assessments to accompany new regulations or legislation.

      Regional Government: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the running costs were of each regional Government Office in the last year for which figures are available.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department has allocated through regional efficiency and improvement partnerships in the last three years.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what financial support his Department has provided to local authorities and their representative bodies through (a) regional...

      Regional Planning and Development: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government at what phase of the West Midlands Regional Spatial Strategy review an assessment of ecotown applications will be made.

      Rented Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made towards the target for all new (a) private sector and (b) social rented housing to be zero carbon...

      Social Rented Housing: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point met the decent...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social homes in each region have not reached the Decent Homes standard; and what estimate he has made of the cost to...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) disabled and (b) elderly people were in temporary accommodation in each year since 1997.

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) dependent children, (b) expectant mothers and (c) children aged (i) 16 and (ii) 17 years were in temporary...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Atos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of people who undertook a health test administered by Atos on behalf of her Department were scored at zero out of 15 in the...

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of total expenditure on benefits payments attendance allowance accounted for in (a) 1980, (b) 1997, (c) 2001, (d) 2005 and...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism is in place for the recovery of child maintenance payments from British national absent parents who are resident overseas.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many parents making payments to the Child Support Agency have their full liability reduced because they have responsibility for the care of...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date she last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of her official duties.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information databases her Department (a) maintain and (b) uses which do not contain personal information.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) photocopiers, (b) scanning devices and (c) fax machines, excluding multi-function devices, there are in her Department; how...

      Departmental Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many investigations her Department's Risk Assessment Division carried out with external programme providers in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees of her Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the last five years.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in each region were referred from Jobcentre Plus to Progress2Work in 2008-09; (2) how many people in each region were...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) lone parents, (b) incapacity benefit claimants and (c) jobseeker's allowance claimants she estimates...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes have been made to the single personalised employment programme pilot scheme since it was first announced; and when it is expected...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the budget for (a) the Future Jobs Fund, (b) support to take an existing job in a key employment sector, (c) work-focused...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how long the Government's Young Person's Guarantee will be offered; and what steps the Government plans to take to fulfil the Guarantee...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism there is for provision of the community task force under the Young Person's Guarantee; who will provide task force places; for...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanism there is for provision of work-focused training places under the Young Person's Guarantee; who will provide such places; for how...

      Employment Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of those who started claiming employment support allowance have moved into work since it came into force; and if...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people she estimates will receive pensions under her Department's Financial Assistance Scheme; and of these how many she expects to...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the increase in (a) people in employment and (b) people of working age in employment between the third quarter for 1997...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs are proposed to be created by bids for the Future Jobs Fund in total.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the procedure will be for (a) individuals and (b) businesses to apply for funding from the Future Jobs Fund.

      Health and Safety Executive: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many copies of the consultation paper on proposed changes to the Nuclear Directorate of the Health and Safety Executive have been printed;...

      Health and Safety: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many non-fatal major injuries which were sustained in the workplace by (a) secondary, (b) primary and nursery and (c) special needs...

      Health Professions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2009, Official Report, column 684W, on social security benefits: medical examinations, how many of the...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the average cost of re-assessment of an existing incapacity benefit claimant as part of the programme...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the average weekly saving to the public purse of an individual delaying making a claim for industrial injury benefit for...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will make available expert advisers from her Department to inform the public of beat knee and osteoarthritis of the knee industrial...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision her Department is making with Atos Origin to allow local and cost-effective medical examinations for beat knee and...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many industrial injury claims for beat knee and osteoarthritis of the knee were submitted in advance of the July start date for...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to claimants of industrial injury benefit for beat knee or osteoarthritis of the knee on charges levied...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many advertisements her Department has placed to explain industrial injury benefit claims for beat knee and osteoarthritis of the knee in...

      Industrial Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claim forms for industrial injuries disablement benefit in relation to beat knee or osteoarthritis of the knee have been (a) ordered...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will instruct Jobcentre Plus staff to seek to schedule regular meetings with jobseekers in part-time work to take place on days when...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when the results of the next Jobcentre Plus staff survey will be reported; and if she will place in the Library a copy of that report;...

      Jobcentre Plus: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether her Department consulted disability organisations on the most recent programme of refurbishment to Jobcentre Plus offices; (2)...

      Jobcentre Plus: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has spent on projects to refurbish Jobcentre Plus offices since 2001.

      Jobcentre Plus: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rate of (a) absence and (b) absence resulting from injury at work was among Jobcentre Plus employees in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle...

      Jobcentre Plus: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs have been advertised at customer-facing Jobcentre Plus units in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last 12 months;...

      Jobcentre Plus: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether free at the point of use telephones are available to Jobcentre Plus customers in each jobcentre in Essex.

      Jobcentre Plus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much and what proportion of its annual budget Jobcentre Plus plans to spend on (a) staff and (b) Jobcentre Plus programmes in (i) 2009-10...

      Jobcentre Plus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on which programmes the planned additional £3 billion funding allocation to Jobcentre Plus will be spent.

      Jobcentre Plus: Job Description

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department gives to jobcentres on procedures to ensure that job advertisements placed with them are genuine.

      Jobcentre Plus: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus offices operate extended opening hours.

      Jobcentre Plus: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has made an assessment of the merits of requiring minimum qualifications for Jobcentre Plus personal advisers; and if she will make...

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to ensure the provision of access to freephone Government helplines in Jobcentre Plus offices for benefit...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants of each age who have skills levels equivalent to less than level 2.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for jobseeker's allowance were rejected owing to fraudulent documents being used in support of such applications in each...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Personation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals have been found to be claiming jobseeker's allowance under a false or stolen identity in each of the last five years.

      Lone Parents: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the lone parents who were moved from income support onto jobseeker's allowance as a result of changes to...

      New Deal Schemes: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have participated in a New Deal programme in each of the last three years.

      New Deal: Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) criminal and (b) administrative penalties are available in respect of contractors for work under the (i) New Deal and (ii) Pathways...

      New Deal: Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many investigations her Department is undertaking into contracts for (a) New Deal and (b) Pathways to Work.

      Pension Credit: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley have received pension credit in each...

      Pension Credit: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) Derbyshire and (b) West Derbyshire have received pension credit in each year since its inception.

      Pension Credit: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pension credit recipients live in Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency.

      Pension Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many upgrades have been made to the Pension Service's state pension forecast e-service system since September 2008; when each upgrade was...

      Pensioners: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will make an assessment of the effect on the disposable income and quality of life of pensioners in receipt of pension credit of changes...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the number of pensioners that would be lifted out of poverty if take-up of means-tested benefits was 100 per cent.; and if...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average monetary value of benefits in kind provided by her Department was to (a) single pensioners and (b) pensioner couples in York...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the rates of basic state pension payable to (a) single pensioners and (b) couples were in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the latest date for which...

      Pensions: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons non-taxable war disablement pension is not disregarded in means-testing calculations for the provision of NHS and other...

      Research Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals in each birth cohort, as shown in Figure 4.3 on page 55 of DWP Research Report number 558, would be modelled as having...

      Sick Leave: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many working days were lost due to stress-related illness in each of the last 30 years.

      Social Security Benefits: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library a copy of each quarterly update of her Department's benefit expenditure tables produced in the last two years.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have opted to defer their state pension in each year since the deferred scheme was introduced.

      State Retirement Pensions: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of women who would become eligible to receive a full state pension if the reduction in the number of...

      Unemployed: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applicants for Jobcentre Plus registered qualifications at levels one to five in (a) London and (b) Enfield in (i) 2008 and (ii)...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the Exchequer has been of unemployment benefits (a) in current prices and (b) as a percentage of gross domestic product in...

      Unemployment: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the level of (a) claimant unemployment, (b) youth unemployment and (c) long-term unemployment was in Hemsworth constituency (i) in 1997...

      Unemployment: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Draft Legislative Programme 2009, Cm 7564, page 37, who in Oxfordshire will be responsible for delivering the proposed...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse of winter fuel payments was in each of the last five years; and what estimate she has made of the cost in...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer question (a) 273933, (b) 273934, (c) 273935 and (d) 273936, tabled on 5 May 2009, on the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer question 277517, on Jobcentre Plus, tabled on 21 May 2009.

      Young Person's Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the effect of the introduction of the Young Person's Guarantee on predicted levels of referrals to the flexible...

      Young Person's Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects the Community Task Force to be operational under the Young Person's Guarantee.

      Young Person's Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether young people aged between 18 and 24 years old who complete one of the options on the Young Person's Guarantee but who have not...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with his Chinese counterpart about the reported involvement of Chinese nationals in fighting UK armed forces in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions British commanders in Afghanistan have requested the use of coalition helicopters; and on how many occasions this has been agreed to.

      Afghanistan: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which helicopters owned by the armed forces of other nations and manned by (a) UK and (b) non-UK aircrew the UK has borrowed for service in Afghanistan...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many explosions caused by improvised explosive devices were recorded by the armed forces in Afghanistan in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 to date.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what investigations his Department has undertaken into incidents involving civilian death or injury as a result of the use by British forces of enhanced...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which UK helicopter types were deployed in Afghanistan as at 13 July 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on day landings at Kandahar airbase.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the Mk3 Chinooks currently being upgraded he expects will be deployed to Afghanistan; and what the dates of deployment will be.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what supplies were lost when the Mi-26T helicopter carrying supplies to a British base in Afghanistan crashed on 14 July 2009; and of what nationality...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) types of aircraft and (b) nationality of aircraft crews other than British, American and Canadian supply British forces in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum number of (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force helicopters is which could be deployed in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 999, on armed conflict: Afghanistan, what his policy is on the introduction of a single,...

      Apache Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what through-life upgrades are planned for the Apache helicopter; (2) when he plans to start the Block 3 upgrade to the Apache helicopter.

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of all Afghan government military forces are based in Helmand province; and what efforts are being made to increase that percentage.

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK service personnel have been killed or seriously injured while being transported in road vehicles on operations in Afghanistan in...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many service personnel his Department has purchased accelerated access to (a) NHS and (b) private treatment in each region in each of the last...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions his Department has arranged fast access to (a) NHS and (b) private surgery under the orthopaedic-fast track programme for...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) at which armed forces medical centres the Defence Medical Information Capacity Programme is in use; and on what date the programme is expected to...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Air Force and (c) Royal Navy personnel (i) entered and (ii) completed pilot training for each helicopter type in each of...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many emergency maintenance requests were made for properties occupied by service personnel and their families in each month since October 2007; and...

      Armed Forces: Housing

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

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department has given to each military department of community mental health in each year since their inception; and how much has...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many military psychiatrists of each specialism there are in each of the armed services; and at what location each is working; (2) how many...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel (a) entered and (b) completed fast jet training in each aircraft type in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in what proportion of his Department's military training exercises (a) an injury to armed forces service personnel, (b) damage to public property and...

      Armed Forces: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people were recruited to the armed forces through Armed Forces Career Offices in the Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 2001.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the capacity of the new Husky vehicle to withstand the impact of improvised explosive devices and mines in Afghanistan.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost per vehicle is of the extra armour added to the new Husky vehicle prior to deployment.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the unladen weight is of the new Husky vehicle.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria were used in the evaluation process for the procurement of the new Husky vehicle.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average waiting time for an Army infantry recruit to enter basic training after passing initial entry assessments and requirements was in the...

      Astute Class Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated in-service date is for each of the first four Astute-class submarines.

      Baha Mousa Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether legal aid has been made available to any persons who are to appear as witnesses at the Baha Mousa Inquiry.

      Barron Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will place in the Library a copy of the Barron Report on defence land needs.

      Clyde Naval Base: Radioactive Waste

      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, if he will introduce an annual review of...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he last met Mr Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received of the outcome of legal proceedings in the United States against L-3 Communications Corporation; if he will assess the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) land and (b) buildings his Department has sold since 1997.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts let by his Department were awarded to businesses with fewer than 50 employees in each of the last five years; and what the monetary...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (a) database and (b) ICT system run by his Department in (i) 2008 and...

      Departmental Detergents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to ensure that no cleaning products or ingredients of cleaning products used by his Department have been tested on animals.

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which requests for information received by his Department under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in 2008 were (a) classified...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) regular military, (b) Territorial Army and other part-time military and (c) civilian personnel were employed by his Department in (i)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian staff his Department (a) employed in each of the last three years, (b) employs and (c) plans to employ in each of the next three years.

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the statutory obligations upon it provided for in legislation introduced as a consequence of...

      Future Lynx Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects the first Future Lynx helicopters to enter service; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the...

      Gurkhas: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Gurkha soldiers who retired prior to 1997 would have qualified for a British Army pension given their length of service, if eligibility for a...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average cost is of upgrading a Merlin helicopter for use in Afghanistan.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in the conversion of the eight Mark 3 Chinook helicopters; and if he will make a statement.

      HMS Invincible

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for the disposal of HMS Invincible.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training sorties have been flown by each aircraft type in each of the armed forces in each year since 2003.

      Military Aircraft Reach and Sustainability Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce decisions on the future of the Military Aircraft Reach and Sustainability programme.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual number of training instructors for each Royal Air Force aircraft type was in each of the last five years.

      Military Bases: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 558W, on gifts and endowments, which military bases in Northern Ireland were sold to the...

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's plans are for replacing the Royal Navy's mine countermeasures vessels.

      Navy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval officers are serving on all ships in commission, including those in refit.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a British nuclear deterrent system consisting of (a) land-based, (b) air-launched and (c) ship-borne nuclear cruise missiles would be...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the lifetime cost of a replacement system for Trident.

      Parachute Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much expenditure on parachute training his Department has incurred in each of the last five years.

      Permanent Joint Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons there is no permanent representation of (a) the Stabilisation Unit and (b) the Joint Cimic Group at Permanent Joint Headquarters.

      Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Shrewsbury and Atcham (Daniel Kawczynski) of 29 June 2009, Official Report, column 46W, on piracy: Navy,...

      Principal Anti Air Missile System: HMS Daring

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost to the public purse is of the Principal Anti Air Missile System; and what the estimated cost is of the construction of HMS Daring.

      RAF Regiment Field Squadron

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the UK basing arrangements for the new RAF Regiment Field Squadron.

      RFA Fort Austin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how long RFA Fort Austin is planned to remain in extended readiness; and for what reasons it is not being used.

      Thermobaric Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times thermobaric weapons have been used by UK armed forces in each of the last 12 months.

      Wind Power: Heysham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department has objected to the siting of a wind turbine by British Telecom at Heysham, Morecambe.

  • Treasury

    • Assets: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Prime Minister's oral statement of 29 June 2009, Official Report, columns 21-41, on Building Britain's Future, what categories of asset he...

    • Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many banks he has visited on official business in the last 12 months.

      Budget 2009

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many copies of the Budget 2009 Report his Department ordered; and what the cost was of that order.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications have been made under the working capital scheme for small and medium-sized businesses to date.

      Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with charities which have lost money as a result of the collapse of Icelandic banks.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish the Child Trust Fund annual report for 2009.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of stakeholder child trust funds which have decreased in monetary value since they were taken out;...

      Child Trust Fund: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley had received child trust fund payments by the latest...

      Child Trust Fund: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire had received Child Trust Fund payments on the latest date for...

      Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research has been carried out into the number of contracts for goods or services let by the Government which are then sub-contracted by the prime...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasury last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish his Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of employees in his Department are on a (a) flexible working contract and (b) job share employment contract.

      Departmental Flags

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many flags his Department owns; and what the cost of maintaining them was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Flowers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on flowers in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been spent on the maintenance of his Departmental website in each of the last two years.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on economic growth rates over the next two financial years.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which public bodies are not required to report their actual and vacant property to the e-PIMS database.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 325W, on EU grants and loans: Wales, whether monies received by the Welsh Assembly...

      EU Law

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

      Holiday Homes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what consultation he undertook before deciding to reclassify income from holiday lets as unearned income; (2) what estimate he has made of the...

      Holiday Homes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people claimed tax relief for expenditure on furnished holiday letting properties in each of the last five years; and how much was claimed in...

      Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the sale and rent back market.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 6 November 2008, Official Report, column 682W, on housing: valuation, what the value significance of each individual...

      Individual Savings Accounts: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the merits of permitting persons with a value of £250,000 or over to add the proceeds of such accounts to their personal pension...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on health and safety training in each of the last two years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) when the Financial Secretary plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 31 March 2009 on the KSFIOM Depositors...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 778W, on Members: correspondence, for what reason the Answer did not set out the information...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Torbay of 31 March 2009 on a constituent, Mr Robert Phillips of Torquay.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Torbay of 9 April 2009 on the 2009 Budget; and what the reason is for the time taken to reply.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he intends to reply to the letter of 10 June 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North, regarding a constituent, PO Ref: 6/00416/2009.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the Financial Secretary to the Treasury will reply to the letters of 14 April and 20 May 2009 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean, on funding for...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letters of 16 April and 14 May 2009 from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean, on expatriates, reference FD7868.

      Official Gifts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value is of (a) bequests and (b) other gifts and donations made to the nation in each of the last five years; and how much was given (i)...

      Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has accepted the recommendations of the All-Party Parliamentary Small Business Group report on access to public procurement in...

      Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of capital gains tax receipts which would have accrued from the UK property market if there had been no offshoring...

      Property Unit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse was of the exemption from capital gains tax of authorised property unit trusts in the latest period for which figures are...

      Reforming Financial Markets: Public Consultation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he received from representatives of (a) bank employees and (b) consumer groups during the drafting of the proposals contained in...

      Revenue and Customs: Communication Service Providers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests for communications data were made by HM Revenue and Customs to communication service providers (CSPs) under the Taxes Management Act 1970...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) administration assistants, (b) assistant officers, (c) officers, (d) higher officers, (e) senior officers, (f) fast stream/trainees, (g)...

      Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in (a) Scotland, (b) Glasgow and (c) Glasgow South West constituency claiming family tax...

      Tax: Isle of Man

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Isle of Man government on Isle of Man tax reforms.

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the banking industry on a code of practice on tax for banks.

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria his Department uses to determine when to investigate alleged tax fraud cases concerning (a) non- domiciled status and (b) other matters.

      Taxation: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of recipients of tax relief on pension contributions are women.

      UK Financial Investments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with the chief executive of UK Financial Investments on its policy on publishing information about its activities.

      VAT: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of (a) the monetary value of claims lodged with HM Revenue and Customs for repayment of overpaid value added tax arising as a...

      Working Tax Credit: Morecambe and Lunesdale

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency claimed working tax credit in the latest period for which figures are available.

      World Customs Organisation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which Minister is responsible for representing the Government's interest at the World Customs Organisation.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value of local Zimbabwean bonds held by his Department was in each of the last 10 years, expressed in (a) Zimbabwean dollars and (b) pounds sterling.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of local government formula funding has been spent on tackling anti-social behaviour in 2009-10 to date.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1040-41W, on asylum, how many of the 500 Iraqi refugees identified for...

      Asylum: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the effects on policy on Iranian asylum seekers of the recent unrest in Iran.

      Asylum: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers who entered through Northern Ireland airports in the last 12 months have presented as (a) having no identification,...

      Asylum: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals of each nationality who have been released from UK prisons since 2005 have subsequently applied for asylum in the UK.

      Borders: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated to border policing in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Cabinet: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) special advisers and (b) officials of his Department accompanied him to Glasgow for the Cabinet meeting on 16 April...

      CCTV

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to (a) local authorities and (b) police forces for the installation and operation of CCTV cameras...

      Closed Circuit Television: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding allocated by his Department has been spent on closed circuit television in York since 1997.

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, column 1482W, on community relations: finance, which 33 projects receive funding...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) less serious wounding, (b) harassment, (c) assault without injury, (d) criminal damage to a dwelling, (e)...

      Crimes of Violence: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of violent crime committed in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid in compensation to people whose Criminal Records Bureau disclosure was delayed in each year since the inception of the...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what his most recent estimate is of the cost of e-crime to the economy; (2) how much money was misappropriated through online fraud in...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date (a) he and (b) the Chief Secretary to the Treasury last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of their official duties.

      Demonstrations: Parliament Square

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether notice of the Tamil demonstration in Parliament Square and adjacent areas has been given to the Commissioner of Police for the...

      Demos

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department and its agencies have spent on consultants in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on (a) bottled water and (b) water coolers in each of the last six months.

      Departmental Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many flags his Department (a) owns and (b) maintains; and what the cost of maintaining them was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on maintenance of its website in each year since 2007.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of his Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party in each of the last five years.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals with addresses in Burnley were deported in each of the last five years; and how many of them had committed a crime...

      Deportation: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners who were released from prison between February 1999 and March 2006 have (a) since been deported and (b)...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many staff of each organisation authorised to use the national DNA database have been (a) investigated, (b) disciplined and (c)...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any (a) data and (b) samples relating to profiles on the National DNA Database have been released to (i) commercial and (ii)...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how long records relating to those (a) convicted of an offence and (b) released without charge are kept on the national fingerprint...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests have been made of people who were matched to a crime using the national DNA database but who were not subsequently charged...

      Driving Offences: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) blood and (b) urine samples related to suspected incidents of drink-driving were processed at each Forensic Science Service...

      Drug and Alcohol Action Team

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department allocated to each drug and alcohol action team in England in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and how much has been...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of applications for family visit visas from (a) India, (b) Nigeria, (c) Bangladesh and (d) Pakistan have...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) visa entry clearance officers and (b) risk assessment officers are employed in (i) Islamabad, (ii) Pakistan and (iii) Afghanistan.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of visa applications received by the consulate in (a) Karachi and (b) Lahore in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment has been made of the likely effect of a closure of the Chorley Forensic Science Service (FSS) laboratory on FSS...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Forensic Science Service (FSS) has consulted all coroners on (a) the proposed headcount reduction in the FSS and (b) the...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Forensic Science Service (FSS) has consulted all police authorities in the North West on (a) the proposed headcount reduction in...

      Forensic Science Service Transformation Plan: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which consultants have been engaged to work on the Forensic Science Service Transformation Plan; what the monetary value of each contract is;...

      Forensic Science Service: Chepstow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department has provided to staff at the Chepstow Forensic Science Service laboratory on the proposed Forensic Science...

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on updating equipment at Chorley Forensic Science Service laboratory in each of the last five years.

      Forensic Science Service: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations have been received from (a) police forces in the North West, (b) coroners based in the North West and (c) the Isle of...

      Freedomain Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received reports on the activities of Freedomain Radio in the last two years; and if he will make a statement.

      Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support the UK has undertaken to provide for the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT); where the secretariat of GICNT...

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of homicide involving killing by a sharp instrument there have been in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2009, Official Report, columns 94-5W, on human trafficking, what guidance has been issued by his...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) fake and (b) fraudulently obtained national identity cards have been seized in each month since the introduction of the...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many national identity cards have been withdrawn, recalled or returned as a result of errors in the data (a) displayed on the card and...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many records checks have been made against the national identity card database by (a) police forces and (b) other agencies in each...

      Identity Cards: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on the National Identity Card Scheme; and what proportion of this expenditure has been on identity cards alone.

      Identity Cards: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to police (a) forces and (b) officers on the use of identity cards in policing.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the publication of his Department's report on Understanding the market for facilitated illegal entry in the UK has been...

      Immigrants: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the UK Border Agency or its predecessor informed Jobcentre Plus that Khadra Ali Hassan of Sheffield was no longer entitled to...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people had awaited determination of their application for (a) leave to remain and (b) indefinite leave to remain under the...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to announce his decision on the application for a residence permit submitted by Mrs Tatiana Stebel-Nowakowska.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1163W, on immigration, whether the UK Border Agency has obtained the further...

      Immigration Controls: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many organisations purporting to be education and training providers have been closed for abuse of the immigration system in each of the...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) legal status and (b) residency rights Gurkhas who do not qualify to settle in the UK but who are not subject to immediate...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what potentially analogous categories of immigrant his Department considered when formulating its policy on the rights of residence of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter to him dated 5 January 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Mr. Paul...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 12 February 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton, with regard to Ms K Billington.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 25 February 2009, with regard to Mr. M...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter dated 7 April 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms Yewande Augustina...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter to his predecessor of 18 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. D...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter to his predecessor of 22 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to reply to the letter to his predecessor of 18 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Ms Sujla...

      Metropolitan Police: Volunteers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many volunteers have been (a) acting and (b) recruited as independent lay custody visitors in the Metropolitan Police Authority in each...

      National Extremism Tactical Coordination Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was allocated to the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit (NETCU) in each financial year since 2003-04; and how...

      National Identity Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts his Department has signed for delivery of the National Identity Scheme to date; with which suppliers such contracts have been...

      National Policing Improvement Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the National Policing Improvement Agency spent on consultants in each of the last five years.

      National Policing Improvement Agency: Manpower

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

      National Public Order Intelligence Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has allocated to the National Public Order Intelligence Unit in each year since its establishment; and how many staff...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police cautions were given for the (a) possession of and (b) creation of pornographic images of children in each of the last 10...

      Offenders: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were on bail on 28 February 2009.

      Office of Cyber Security: Cyber Security Operations Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) budget and (b) number of staff of the (i) Office of Cyber Security and (ii) Cyber Security Operations Centre in Cheltenham is...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been paid to Westminster City Council in council tax on the empty property of 62 South Eaton Place in each month since the right...

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many biometric passports issued to applicants had subsequently been withdrawn on the basis of (a) fraud and (b) ineligibility of the...

      Passports: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fraudulent passport applications were detected in each year since 1997; and how many instances of passport fraud his Department...

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of first-time passport applicants have been interviewed in each month since the interview system was established.

      Passports: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) staffing and (b) other costs have been of each passport interview centre in each month since such centres were established.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of time spent by police officers in each police force (a) on front-line duties and (b) in...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology his Department uses to collate figures on the amount of time spent by police officers on administrative tasks; and who in...

      Police Community Support Officers: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police community support officers are employed in Lancashire.

      Police: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the regional police squads established to tackle cyber crime to be operational; and what (a) budget and (b) personnel will...

      Police: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to co-ordinate the work of police forces in reducing levels of cybercrime.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 19 November 2008, Official Report, column 602W, on police training, what progress the National Police Improvement...

      Prisoners Release: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are unlawfully at large having been removed from prison to an immigration removal centre and subsequently released into the...

      Refugees: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the 28,000 Iraqi refugees in Syria submitted by the UN for resettlement since 2007 have been accepted by the UK.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the Serious and Organised Crime Agency has provided information to support prosecutions in each of the last 24 months.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff from the Serious and Organised Crime Agency provided evidence in person or in writing during trials in each of the last 24 months.

      Serious Crime Prevention Orders: Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) serious crime prevention orders and (b) antisocial behaviour orders have been issued in England and Wales since their...

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on travel and accommodation by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency in each of the last three years.

      Terrorism: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested under the Terrorism Act 2006 have subsequently been deported.

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 321W, on travel restrictions, what the outcome of the discussions on the...

      Travel Restrictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 321W, on travel restrictions, whether he received any representations from...

      UK Border Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will require the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency (UKBA) to report on when a response will be sent to the hon. Member for...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are employed by the UK Border Agency.

      UK Border Agency: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average time taken by the UK Border Agency and its predecessors to check a passport at each (a) airport and...

      UK Border Agency: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff have been on training courses abroad in each country in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Arabic Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to increase the number of Arabic speakers in his Department.

    • Australia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria in respect of fair and open competition apply to appointments to the post of High Commissioner to Australia; and...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on cyber security; and what assessment he has made of the merits of...

      Cyprus: Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Cypriot Government on the effects on British citizens of title deed trap fraud...

      Deen International

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to Baroness Warsi of 2 June 2009, House of Lords, Official Report, column WA70, on Deen International,...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) institutions supported by the Higher Education Funding Councils and (b) other organisations and bodies have been...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (a) database and (b) ICT system run by his...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 947W, on departmental internet, which web browser his Department...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay of his Department's...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what publications his Department has issued in the UK in the last 12 months.

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many diplomats in each British diplomatic mission overseas have been accused by the authorities of the host country of...

      EU Institutions: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK nationals (a) applied for and (b) have been accepted for traineeships in the European Commission since March 1997.

      Foreigners: Honours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on whom (a) honorary knighthood and (b) honorary citizenship has been conferred in each year since 1997.

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on meetings between representatives of the Government and Hamas.

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Association of Tour Operators on introducing a traffic light system to classify foreign...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the human rights situation in relation to Christians in (a) North Korea, (b) Saudi...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his US counterpart on the political situation in Iran.

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 628W, on Iran: foreign relations, what recent representations he...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 628W, on Iran: foreign relations, what his most recent...

      Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made any recent assessment of the economic relationship between Israeli commercial and residential settlements.

      Israel: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2009, Official Report, column 856W, on Israel: imports, if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Aylesbury (Mr. David Lidington) of 13 January 2009, Official Report, columns...

      Mauritania: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration the Government has given to opening an embassy in Mauritania.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Minister for Europe will reply to the letters of 16 April and 14 May from the hon. Member for Forest of Dean, regarding...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 548W, on Ministerial policy: advisers, what the names of the...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he received reports on the export of nuclear weapons technology, blueprints and fissionable material by the Kahuta Nuclear...

      Pakistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on Pakistan's policies in the Swat Valley; and what steps he...

      Pakistan: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with his Pakistani counterpart on the attack on Christians in Bahmani Wala on 30 June 2009; and if...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports of Palestinians working in Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territory...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports his Department has received of the terms and conditions of employment of (a) Palestinian, (b) Israeli and...

      Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 632W, on Palestinians, what response he has received from his...

      Palestinians: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports of the use of child labour in the occupied Palestinian territory.

      Palestinians: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the working conditions of Palestinians employed in the Israeli settlements in...

      Palestinians: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of businesses in Israeli settlements which export goods or produce to the UK...

      Ports: Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations his Department has received from French companies operating in Britain on business rates in relation...

      Russia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many locally employed British embassy staff in Russia have immunity from jurisdiction under Article 38.1 of the Vienna...

      Russia: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the merits of conferring diplomatic status on non-Diplomatic Service staff employed by UK posts...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed the application of economic sanctions to Sri Lanka with his counterparts in other governments in the...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment his Department has made of recent reports of human rights abuses in refugee camps in Sri Lanka; and if he will...

      Sri Lanka: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the UN Human Rights Council on a full investigation into alleged human rights abuses...

      Sri Lanka: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Sri Lanka on access of aid agencies to refugee camps in that country.

      Ukraine: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will assess the merits of establishing a network of honorary consuls in Ukraine.

      Ukraine: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consular provision there is for UK citizens (a) residing in and (b) visiting the Crimea region of Ukraine; and if he will...

      Ukraine: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the condition of the war memorial and its immediate surroundings at Cathcart Hill, near...

      Western Sahara

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to ensure that the rights of the Saharawi population of Western Sahara to enjoy specific natural resources, as...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many stomach pumps were administered in accident and emergency departments (a) to under 16 year-olds, (b) to under 25 year olds and (c) in total in...

    • Allergies: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 685W, on allergies, (1) if he will make it his policy to increase the number of (a)...

      Childbirth: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage change in rates of birth to (a) UK-born mothers and (b) foreign-born mothers has been in the Shropshire County Primary Care Trust...

      Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many children were detained under the Mental Health Act 1983 in each of the last 12 months.

      Dental Services: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average waiting time for access to NHS dental services was in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency in the latest period for which figures...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish his Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on management consultants in each year since 1996-97.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on non-medical consultants in each year since 2005.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many contracts let by his Department were awarded to businesses with fewer than 50 employees in each of the last five years; and what the monetary...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which databases managed by his Department and its agencies hold personal information on members of the public; on what date each such database...

      Departmental Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the declaration of gifts and hospitality by (a) its staff, (b) staff of non-departmental public bodies which...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Glover Report in its procurement processes.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many interns work in his Department; what terms of reference apply to their appointment; what remuneration they receive; and how long on average an...

      Dermatology: Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects work to start on developing a future curriculum for pharmacists so that an improvement in the level of dermatology education can be...

      Dermatology: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he require dermatology to be a mandatory part of medical student and GP training.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated for a diabetic ulcer in each of the last five years.

      Diamorphine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the adequacy of the stock of diamorphine for the treatment of patients with serious or terminal conditions.

      Drugs: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of the European Commission's proposals on an amendment to Council Directive 2001/83/EC in relation to the...

      Epilepsy: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS trusts have implemented the clinical guidelines for the treatment of epilepsy set out by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      Fujitsu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the answer of 5 November 2008, Official Report, columns 1199-1200W, for what reason each breach of contract notice to Fujitsu...

      Health Professions: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) nurse return to practice course places and (b) health visitor return to practice course places were available in each of the last 10...

      Health Services: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the use of portable buildings for provision of medical and clinical services in acute hospitals.

      Health Services: Oxfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Draft Legislative Programme 2009, Cm 7654, page 70, who in Oxfordshire will have responsibility for ensuring (a) that patients receive...

      Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners received treatment for self- harm in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners received treatment for (a) drug misuse and (b) alcohol misuse in each of the last five years.

      Health Visitors: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent health visitors were employed per 1,000 of the population in each primary care trust area in England in each year since 2002.

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what representations he has received on the usefulness of his Department's guidance on the maximum recommended amount of time infants aged up to six...

      Heart Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people each primary care trust had registered as having (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, (b) asthma, (c) tuberculosis and (d) lung...

      Hospital Wards: Gender

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 511WA, on hospital wards, what local improvements and changes (a) were planned to be...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners were admitted to hospital due to (a) drug misuse, (b) alcohol misuse and (c) self-harm in each of the last five years.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision is made for (a) pre- and (b) post-registration education and training for nurses on the provision of continence services.

      Incontinence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the Government intends continence care to be part of its Carers Dignity and Respect agenda.

      Insect Bites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital admissions and (b) bed days with a primary or secondary cause of insect bites were recorded in each of the last five years.

      Kidneys: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2009, Official Report, column 868W, on kidneys: health education, (1) what plans he has to consult (a) patients and...

      Medic Alert: Organs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to promote MedicAlert as a sole central register for those with organ donation wishes and advanced decision wishes; and if he...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to provide treatment for (a) psychotic and ( b) bipolar depressive conditions.

      Mental Health Services: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve mental health provision for young people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency.

      Mentally Incapacitated: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what locations in Bournemouth severely mentally impaired children may be treated; and what choice parents have about the location at which treatment is...

      Midwives: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to increase the numbers of midwives employed by the NHS.

      Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust: Doctors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doctors were employed by the Mid-Yorkshire NHS Trust (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.

      National Joint Registry Steering Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the annual salary was of each member of the board of the National Joint Registry Steering Committee in each of the last five years; (2) how...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the progress by local NHS trusts in implementing the National Service Framework for long-term neurological conditions since...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the implementation of the National Service Framework for long-term neurological conditions (a) before...

      Neurology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the merits of appointing a full-time national lead officer for neurological conditions.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, columns 346-48W, on NHS: finance, when each loan was made; for what purpose each loan was made;...

      NHS: Management Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has spent on management consultants in each year since 1996-97.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many public health workers have been employed in the NHS in the East of England region in each year since 1997.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, columns 348-49W, on NHS: manpower, if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the National...

      NHS: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to the NHS on the procurement of halal meat; and whether that guidance differentiates between stunned and...

      NHS: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what host has been appointed to each local involvement network; and how much funding his Department provided to each such network in 2008-09.

      NHS: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of (a) local involvement networks and (b) the hosts contracted to set up and run those networks.

      NHS: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether all host organisations contracted to set up and run local involvement networks have taken out indemnity cover for members of those networks; and...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether continence education and training is included in the national curriculum for pre- and post-registration training for nurses.

      Organs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of including in its National Organ Recovery scheme provisions for making organs which are not...

      Pain: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS specialist pain management services there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on the preparation of the interim reports on the implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence...

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in each primary care trust area have accessed funding through the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme in each of the last five years.

      Patients: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department takes to monitor the effectiveness of the Healthcare Travel Costs Scheme.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1121-22W, on prescriptions: fees and charges, which organisations responded to the...

      Pressure Sores: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases were dealt with by the NHS Litigation Authority in 2008-09 in which pressure ulcers were the ground for the claim; how many of them were...

      Preventive Technology Grant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend the provisions of the Preventative Technology Grant to apply in respect of the 2008-09 financial year.

      Primary Care Trusts: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what changes to the funding allocations to primary care trusts in Dorset there have been in financial year 2009-10; and what such changes he anticipates...

      Primary Care Trusts: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts in the Greater Manchester area have a financial deficit against their budget for 2009-10; and how much the deficit is in each...

      Primary Care Trusts: Wakefield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what revenue allocations were made to each primary care trust in Wakefield in each year since 2003-04.

      Queen Mary's Hospital Sidcup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received on the future of Queen Mary's Hospital, Sidcup.

      Sexual Offences: Health Professionals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated for specialist support and remedial treatment services for patients who have been sexually abused by health...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of (1) deaths which were attributable to smoking in each of the last 10 years; (2) adults who were smokers...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have received care packages following an assessment by social services in each local authority in each of the last five years; and if he...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of (a) continuing care assessments and (b) core assessments by social services in each local authority was in each of the last five years;...

      Stepping Hill Hospital: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) revenue income and (b) estimated overhead cost of the parking charges scheme at Stepping Hill Hospital has been in each year since the...

      Surgery: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were performed at the Greater Manchester Surgical Centre in (a) the 12 month period from 18 May 2005 and (b) each subsequent 12...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will direct each (a) primary care trust and (b) hospital trust to publish its contingency plan to deal with swine flu.

      Teenage Pregnancy: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pregnancies in girls under 16 years old were recorded in (a) Test Valley Borough and (b) Southampton in each of the last five years.

      Tranquillisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) policy advisers, (b) special advisers, (c) other individuals and (d) other groups have provided advice to his Department on the subject of...

      Wakefield NHS Trust: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the capital expenditure of Wakefield NHS Trust was in each year since 1996-97.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assistance his Department provides to small and medium-sized businesses to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

    • Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many grants have been made through the Low Carbon Buildings programme to (a) schools, (b) hospitals and (c) other public...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's advertising budget is for 2009-10.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT system run...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which databases managed by his Department and its agencies hold personal information on members of the public; on what date each such...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department plans to update its web browsers from Internet Explorer 6.

      Energy Saving Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the Energy Saving Trust's budget is for (a) advertising, (b) consultancy fees and (c) administration in (i) 2009-10, (ii)...

      Environmental Transformation Fund: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how much in public funding for the Environmental Transformation Fund (a) was provided in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09 and (b)...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which 100 firms of solicitors his Department and its predecessors has paid the most in costs in respect of the coal health...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which 100 firms of solicitors have submitted the most claims under the coal health compensation scheme; and how many claims each such...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many persons with active claims under the Coal Health Compensation Scheme his Department has informed of the findings of...

      Lighting: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the number of light bulbs used by (a) his Department and (b) other Government departments which...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the estimated total capacity is of microgeneration units of each type of technology installed under the household stream of the...

      Low Carbon Technologies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies of the recent report of the Carbon Trust on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the Minister of State plans to reply to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 1 May 2009, on Vesta's Isle...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) coolant leaks and (b) fires have been recorded at each UK nuclear installation in each of the last 10 years.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings have been held between officials of his Department and the hon. Member for Nottingham, South (Alan Simpson) in his...

      UDM-Vendside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions (a) officials and (b) lawyers from his Department have visited UDM-Vendside headquarters in Mansfield since 1997.

      UDM-Vendside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many meetings (a) his Department and (b) solicitors acting on his Department's behalf have had with UDM-Vendside in each year...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints were (a) received and (b) upheld about the 10 Warm Front contractors who received the most work under the scheme...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria are used in the selection of sites for the construction of wind turbines; what assessment is made of the potential...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to answer questions (a) 285519 and (b) 285520, tabled on 6 July 2009 on the proposed national deep-level geographical...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths in which alcohol was an underlying cause were recorded in each health trust area within the ceremonial county of Hampshire in each of...

    • Census: Fines

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were fined for not supplying information in their 2001 Census return.

      Census: Travelling People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps are planned to collect information from Travellers in the 2011 Census.

      Civil Servants: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to box 2.6 of the White Paper, Your region your choice, Cm 5511, how many civil servants were employed in each region in each year from 2003.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information the Office for National Statistics holds on the (a) non-ministerial departments, (b) non-departmental public bodies and (c) public...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants in (a) departments, (b) executive agencies and (c) non-departmental public bodies receive an annual salary of over £150,000.

      Civil Service

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether employees in public corporations are reckoned to be Civil Service employees for headcount purposes.

      Civil Service: Languages

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information the Cabinet Office collates on the competences of domestic civil servants in modern foreign languages; and what steps she is taking to...

      Civil Service: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost was of administering the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme in each of the last five years.

      Death: Cannabis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cannabis-related deaths there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each of the last five years.

      Death: Heart Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people under the age of 18 years have died of cardiovascular failure in each of the last 10 years.

      Death: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people died in marine accidents in British territorial waters in each year from 2002 to 2008; and how many of those deaths in each such year...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she expects to publish her Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what categories of personal information on members of the public are contained on each database which contains such data managed by her Department...

      Departmental Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the planned real terms change in (a) cash and (b) percentage terms in her Department's expenditure is in each of the next three years.

      Departmental Personnel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 4 November 2008, Official Report, column 335W, on departmental personnel, how many staff in the Cabinet Office have no...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Tatton of 22 February 2005, Official Report, column 525W, on departmental publications,...

      Employment: Hemsworth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) men and (b) women were in employment in the Hemsworth constituency in May in each year since 1997.

      Employment: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people were self-employed in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire in each year since 1997; (2) how...

      Islamic Bank of Britain

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Charity Commission has had recent discussions with representatives of Lloyds Banking Group on the Group's decision to order the Islamic Bank...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Chelmsford

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of young people aged between 18 and 24 years old resident in the Chelmsford local authority area claimed jobseeker's...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants were from each ethnic minority in each of the last 24 months.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people have been claiming jobseeker's allowance in Morecambe and Lunesdale for over two years.

      Lobbying: Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many investigations by the Charity Commission for breaches of rules relating to political lobbying by registered charities (a) were initiated, (b)...

      Pay: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the average annual earnings of people of working age was in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire in each...

      Personal Income: Wakefield

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average wage for (a) full-time and (b) part-time (i) male and (ii) female employees is; and what the average household income of working age...

      Population Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the most recent projections made by the Office for National Statistics are of population densities in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) Scotland,...

      Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 May 2009, Official Report, columns 93-99W, on public bodies, which of the bodies classified as public corporations in (a)...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1479W, on trades union, what checks are undertaken by the Cabinet Office on whether...

      Ulcers: Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths there were in respect of which pressure ulcers were listed on the death certificate as a contributory cause of death in each region in...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what information her Department holds on the number of people who were (a) unemployed and (b) long-term unemployed between (i) 1980 and 1985 and...

  • Justice

    • Aylesbury Prison: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of self-injury have been recorded in Aylesbury prison in each month since January 2009; and how many such injuries have required...

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in which parliamentary constituency each Bail Accommodation and Support Service property (a) opened and (b) closed since 12 January 2009 is located.

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date he last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) attempts and (b) successful attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (i) database and (ii) ICT system run by his Department...

      Departmental Databases

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what categories of personal information about members of the public are contained on each relevant database managed by his Department and its...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on the implementation of drugs policies in each category in each of the last 10 years.

      Elections Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment has been made of whether the new provisions in the Political Parties and Elections Bill on non-resident donors are compatible with (a)...

      Elections: Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether candidate freepost election mailings in European and Parliamentary elections are delivered to households who have registered with the Mailing...

      Electorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) armed forces personnel and (b) members of the public who are registered to vote.

      Firearms: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people in each age group who were convicted of carrying an illegal firearm under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 received...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the time taken by the Information Commissioner's office to investigate complaints relating to refusals by bodies...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisations have responded to his Department's consultation on extending the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to cover additional bodies.

      HM Courts Service: Pay

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

      Homicide: Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) murders and (b) rapes were committed by offenders subject to Multi-Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA) in each of the last five...

      Judicial Appointments Commission: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many newspaper advertisements the Judicial Appointments Commission placed in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Judiciary: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost of the Judicial Pensions Scheme in each of the next 10 years.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many legal aid awards were made available to defendants with incomes of over (a) £50,000 and (b) £100,000 per annum in the last year for...

      Legal Services Commission: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to page 78 of the Legal Services Commission's Annual Report 2008-09, what the expenditure was which was reported as miscellaneous; and if...

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of people aged (a) under 16, (b) between 16 and 18 and (c) over 18 years old who were convicted of possession of a knife...

      Operation Safeguard: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has been invoiced by each police force in respect of costs incurred under Operation Safeguard in each month of 2009; and if he...

      Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether an impact assessment, including a small firms impact assessment, will be made in relation to the new provisions in the Political Parties and...

      Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his timetable is for consultation with other political parties on the scope for further amendments to the provisions in the Political Parties and...

      Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the provisions of the Political Parties and Elections Bill on non-resident donors will place restrictions on overseas residents campaigning in UK...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of implementing the recommendation on introducing tax relief for small donations to...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many inmates who escaped from prison in each year since 1979 remain at large.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners held in a cell designed for two people shared their cell with two or more other prisoners in each prison in (a) 2007-08 and (b)...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners held in a cell designed for one inmate shared their cell with one or more other prisoners in each prison in (a) 2007-08 and (b)...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) of each sex and (b) in each age group have been admitted to prison in each year since 1997.

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (a) of each sex and (b) in each age group admitted to prison have tested positive for illegal drugs on arrival in each of the last 10...

      Prisoners: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners (a) of each sex and (b) in each age group tested positive for illegal drugs in each of the last 10 years; and which drug or drugs...

      Prisoners: Financial Provision

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the financial circumstances of adult male and female prisoners at the time of imprisonment; what research he has...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to his answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 80-81W, on prison accommodation, (1) what proportion of his Department's expenditure...

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) current and (b) certified normal capacity of the prison estate in each region is; what estimate he has made of the estate's capacity in...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the cost effectiveness of the use of (a) random and (b) non-random mandatory drugs testing in prisons between 2002-03...

      Probation: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many high risk (a) male and (b) female offenders in each age group there were in the Hemel Hempstead probation area in each of the last five years.

      Probation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Probation Service spent on (a) consultants, (b) monitoring of performance, (c) IT systems which were abandoned as unsuccessful, (d) IT...

      Reoffenders: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders from Milton Keynes were charged with each category of violent offence while under supervision by the Probation Service in each of the...

      Voting Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on his Department's review of weekend voting; and what timetable has been set for the Government's response to the consultation.

      Young Offender Institutions: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 17 November 2008, Official Report, column 24W, on young offender institutions: per capita costs, what the average cost...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 14 May 2009, Official Report, column 993W, on basic skills, how many Learning and Skills...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged 16 to 24 started an apprenticeship in each quarter since August 2007.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made towards provision of the proposed 1,500 apprenticeships under the New Opportunities, New...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on level four apprenticeships in each year since 2001.

      Apprentices: Females

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of apprenticeships were completed by women in each of the last 10 years.

      Apprentices: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships to be taken up by those over the age of 24 years in (a)...

      Apprentices: Thames Valley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships which will be taken up by those over the age of 24 years...

      Better Regulation Executive

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the projected expenditure by the Better Regulation Executive is for each of the next five years.

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many times cases under (a) the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 2002 and (b) other late payment...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what research has been carried out into the size of companies bringing court cases under late payment legislation.

      Business: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage business growth in seaside resorts in England.

      Business: Empty Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the number of empty business properties there are in each constituency in England.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses have received assistance from the Working Capital Guarantee Scheme; and how much funding has been...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of companies which will apply for assistance under the Working Capital Scheme;...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what business support measures from his Department are available to small and medium-sized businesses in Warrington.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in the London Borough of Southwark have (a) applied for and (b) received assistance from the (i)...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what sources of support are available to raise finance for small businesses which apply for assistance under the...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to assist (a) small and (b) medium-sized businesses in the London Borough...

      Business: Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from (a) representative business organisations and (b) individual...

      Business: York

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses were registered for value added tax in (a) City of York constituency and (b) the York unitary...

      Constructing Excellence: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding (a) his Department and (b) each regional development agency has given to (i) the Centre for...

      Debts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies with registered addresses in (a) England and Wales and (b) Gloucestershire are registered to...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many members of staff will be employed in his Department's Manufacturing Insight office; and when the office will...

      Dietary Supplements: Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect on UK (a) businesses and (b) consumers of the import from the...

      Dietary Supplements: Channel Islands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when officials of his Department last met representatives of the health food industry to discuss the effect of the...

      East of England Development Agency: Land

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

      Education (Student Support) Regulations 2009

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects of application of the provisions of the Education (Student Support)...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on accelerated support for (a) capital projects to improve further...

      Education: Prisons

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in prison received (a) a student maintenance loan and (b) a student grant in each of the last five years.

      Exports: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies in Yorkshire and the Humber exported goods and services in each year since 1997.

      Foreign Investment in UK: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much foreign investment there has been in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) the City of York in each year...

      Further Education: Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department provides to further education colleges to improve their energy efficiency.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timetable for the next phase of decisions on colleges' capital programmes is; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the age is of (a) the main site and (b) any rebuilding or extension of each of the further education colleges...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Ministers played a role in decisions on which further education college building projects for which funding...

      Graduates: Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to improve the employment prospects of those graduating in 2009.

      Graduates: Unemployment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of graduates were unemployed three months after obtaining their degree in each year since...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people (a) applied and (b) were accepted through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service for a...

      Industry: Stress

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effects of levels of work-related stress on the profitability of British...

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether funding from the new Innovation Fund will be available to (a) public and (b) private sector companies.

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies were declared insolvent in (a) Vale of York constituency and (b) England and Wales in (i) 2005,...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies went into administration in (a) Vale of York constituency and (b) England and Wales in (i) 2005,...

      Insolvency Service: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Insolvency Service spent on advertising and marketing in each of the last five years.

      Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 2002

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether his Department has conducted research on the size of companies bringing forward cases under the Late...

      Literacy: Young Offenders

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young offenders in prison have been recorded as improving their standard of literacy during their sentence in...

      Mail Order Selling

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on enforcement action by the Office of Fair Trading in circumstances where...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead, on the Enterprise Finance Guarantee...

      Migrant Workers: Burnley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers in Burnley have had enforcement action taken against them for employing illegal migrant workers in...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what the average undiscounted retail price has been to date of cars sold under the car scrappage scheme; (2)...

      National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions the Secretary of State and his predecessor had with representatives from the National Endowment for...

      National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who is responsible for making appointments to the Board of Trustees of the National Endowment for Science, Technology...

      National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people are employed by the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA); what the annual...

      National Vocational Qualifications: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on Government-funded National Vocational Qualification courses in the construction...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the percentage of businesses which claim small business rate relief.

      Non-domestic Rates: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) which local authorities in rural areas are providing more than 50 per cent. rural rate relief to small...

      North West Development Agency: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Secretary of State expects to appoint a new Chair of the North West Development Agency.

      Office of Fair Trading: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which requests for information received by the Office of Fair Trading under the provisions of the Freedom of...

      Prisoners: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of those who were released from prison in each year from 2000 to 2006 (a) did and (b) did not achieve a...

      Prisoners: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many prisoners gained a degree while in prison in (a) 2000, (b) 2001, (c) 2002, (d) 2003, (e) 2004, (f)...

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many public houses have closed in each region in each of the last three years; and how many of these were (a)...

      Redundancy: Females

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of those made redundant in each of the last 12 months were women by (a) region and (b) age.

      Regional Development Agencies: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions the Secretary of State has had with the Department for Culture, Media and Sport on levels of...

      Regional Development Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what provisional budget his Department has set for regional development agencies in each of the next five years; and...

      Regional Development Agencies: Pensions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was paid in employer pension contributions to (a) the Chief Executive and (b) each board member of each...

      Retail Trade: Kent

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department intends to consult on the wider application of the Kent County Council Act 2001 and the Medway...

      Skilled Workers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to increase levels of management skills among employers.

      Skilled Workers: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the skills base in Milton Keynes.

      South East England Development Agency: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the South East England Development Agency has paid out in redundancy payments in the last 24 months; and how...

      South East England Development Agency: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the South East England Development Agency takes account of service in previous public sector employment when...

      Students: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of ending tuition fees for first degree (a) full-time and...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many live accounts the Student Loans Company holds in respect of which no repayment is being received; what the...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of students enrolled on their first degree course have received a tuition fee loan in...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many EU-domiciled students have received a tuition fee loan in each year since 2006.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of eligible students took out (a) a maintenance loan only, (b) a tuition fees loan only and (c)...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people from the North East registered for Train to Gain courses but who...

      Train to Gain Programme: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire have successfully completed a Train to Gain...

      UK Trade and Investment: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) staff had at least one year's experience in the commercial sector prior to...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 420W, on unemployment, how many and what percentage...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of people aged between 18 and 24 years were not in education, employment or training in...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of 16 to 24 year olds were not in education, employment or training in the second quarter...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage employers to increase skills levels among their employees.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an estimate of the cost to the public purse of providing 40 per cent. of the workforce with the...

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department plans to spend on skills funding in (a) England and (b) Wales in 2009-10.

      Vocational Training: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to involve trade unions in initiatives to increase skills levels.

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess (a) the prevalence of unpaid work in the public and private sectors and (b) the effect of such...

      York College: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what budget his Department has provided for York College in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each year since 2004.

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last evaluated the level of resources for development and military operations in Afghanistan and the balance between them; what the outcome of that...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost-effectiveness of their funding of the Bolan Park for women in Lashkar Gah, Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to enable members of the Army who were recruited under the age of 18 on or before 1 January 2008 to convert their minimum term of service to...

      Asylum Seekers: Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Nations Human Rights Council has informed them of the number and countries of origin of asylum seekers detained in the Kirklareli camp in...

      Banking: Asset Protection Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Treasury has conducted due diligence with regard to the former HBOS loans being entered into the asset protection scheme; and, if so, (a) whether any...

      Banking: Treasury and HMRC Payments

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments were made from (a) HM Treasury and its agencies, and (b) HM Revenue and Customs, to (1) UBS, and (2) Merrill Lynch, in 2008—09; and what those...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a maximum loan to value ratio for new mortgages is stipulated in the lending agreements between United Kingdom Financial Investments Ltd and (a) Lloyds...

      British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what date South Yorkshire Police and the Serious Fraud Office commenced their joint investigation into the British Coal litigation; what progress has been made;...

      British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints were lodged with the Law Society (Legal Complaints Service and Solicitors Regulation Authority) in the British Coal respiratory disease...

      British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the decisions by the Industrial Disease Committee of the Legal Complaints Service on 24 June (a) to maintain its recommendation...

      British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation to protect litigants from any misconduct by solicitors in class actions, having regard to the practices adopted by...

      British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Law Society's not following its commitment to indemnify retired miners and widows in circumstances where solicitors had not...

      British Coal Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of lessons to be learned from the conduct of solicitors in the British Coal litigation.

      Chagos Islanders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will submit their observations on the admissibility and merits of Application no. 35622/04 Chagos Islanders v the United Kingdom at the European Court...

      Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they intend to bring into force the whole of Section 152 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

      Crime: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they propose to publish figures on the cost of crime on public transport.

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of reports that the President of the European Court of Justice in the Oram case was, in 2006, awarded the Grand Collar of the Order...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures the Department of Health intends to take to address the recommendation of the Merits of Statutory Instruments Committee in its 21st Report (HL Paper...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions there are in the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Act 1990 (as amended) for keeping and examining human admixed embryos in connection with the...

      Enforced Disappearance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Triesman on 20 February 2007 (WA 239—40), whether they have conducted their detailed analysis of the International...

      Eritrea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from PEN, Reporters without Borders and others concerning arrests and possible disappearances or deaths in custody of...

      EU: Financial Institutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Myners on 2 July (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 329) saying that firms are not leaving the City of London, whether they...

      Fishing: Cod and Sole

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are monitoring the areas covered by the North Sea cod recovery programme and the management plan for Western Channel sole to ensure there is no overfishing.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 323—4) and 9 June (WA 143), whether the conclusion of "no clear association" between...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 May (WA 323—4), whether the Chief Dental Officer will now remove the claim in paragraph 5 of his...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in assessing the findings of Dr Peter Mansfield, based on the most recent published figures of population fluoride intakes by the...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the publication of the report by the Campaign for Freedom of Information, Delays in Investigating Freedom of Information Complaints, what steps they will...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which individuals and organisations have made requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to Government bodies about MPs and members of the House of Lords...

      Gary McKinnon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received regarding the extradition of Gary McKinnon; and what assessment they have made of the fairness of their extradition...

      Health: Aphasia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with aphasia are receiving Access to Work support; and what steps they are taking to ensure that all applicants with aphasia are assessed...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 1 July (WA 55), whether officials at the Department of Health were aware of the risk of vCJD that applied...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 29 June (WA 15), whether Department of Health officials have been advised by the Macfarlane Trust of the...

      Health: Dermatology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of recent research showing that 24 per cent of general practitioners' workload is about skin conditions; and whether they will...

      Houses of Parliament: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Metropolitan Police on the speed of their response to complaints about noisy demonstrators outside the Palace of Westminster.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many council-owned homes have a single occupant.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many council-owned homes with a single occupant have (a) one bedroom, (b) two bedrooms, (c) three bedrooms, and (d) more than three bedrooms.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Northern Ireland Office's Political Directorate ensured that during 2008—09 the Government's commitments on human rights and equality were delivered.

      Human Rights Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Bach on 1 July (WA 57) and 8 July (WA 153—4), what is their timetable for the consultation on what constitutes a...

      Industrial Building Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the phased withdrawal of the industrial building allowance under the Finance Act 2008 applies to all companies.

      Industrial Building Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the withdrawal of the industrial building allowance under the Finance Act 2008 will affect how buildings are maintained.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 9 July (WA 167), whether the fact that the status in the United States of the National Council of Resistance...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations have been carried out on members of the Iraq war inquiry to ensure their impartiality.

      NHS: Surplus Land

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what systems are in place to ensure that NHS bodies declare land and buildings surplus to requirements; how those declarations are audited for accuracy and...

      Northern Ireland Office: Hire Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 30 June (WA 37) concerning the Northern Ireland Office overstating the amount paid to suppliers of...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who is responsible for appraising the chair of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and on the basis of what criteria.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 30 June (WA 37—8) concerning the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission, what is meant by...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why £110,000 was donated by Atlantic Philanthropies to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and whether other Government bodies have received funding...

      Northern Ireland: Youth Justice Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Youth Justice Agency of Northern Ireland includes in its consultations members of the Northern Ireland Assembly and councillors in Northern Ireland but not...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personal passport interviews have taken place since the scheme was established.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many personal passport interviews took place in 2008.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the cost of the personal passport interview scheme to date.

      Planning: Plants, Hedges and Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in respect of conditions attached to the granting of planning permission for landscaping with plants, hedges and trees that specify that it must take place during...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals there are to reduce the number of officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the senior commander establishment for the Police Service of Northern Ireland; how many senior commander posts are vacant; and what are the qualifications...

      Public Expenditure: Regions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the needs criteria used in England to fund public expenditure in the regions. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria they use to assess...

      Roads: Fatal Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many fatal and serious road traffic accidents involved police vehicles in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

      Roads: Fatal Accidents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider further action to reduce the number of fatal and serious road traffic accidents involving police vehicles.

      Safety Standards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the safety standards that apply to the manufacture, loading, storage, transport and use of liquid petroleum gas.

      Scotland: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have estimated what the difference in grant size would be between the Scottish Block Grant under the Barnett Formula and a needs-based grant system...

      Serbia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they or the European Union are making to the government of Serbia about their treatment of the Roma minority, including evicting them from...

      Serious Organised Crime and Police Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many protected sites had been designated under Section 128 of the Serious Organised Crime and Police Act 2005 up to 1 May.

      Shipping: Irish Lights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Department of Transport expects a re-negotiated settlement for the funding of the Republic of Ireland's aids to navigation.

      Shipping: Irish Lights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the review of the support functions of the three General Lighthouse Authorities will commence; when it will make proposals; and when they will be implemented.

      Shipping: Light Dues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which port authorities Raven Trading Ltd consulted during their investigation the impact of light dues increases.

      Shipping: Liners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether existing international agreements enable them to ensure that the crews of cruise liners docking in United Kingdom ports are allowed ashore.

      Smuggling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have an agreement with Sinn Fein, the IRA, and other groups or individuals not to investigate historic cases of smuggling from the Republic of Ireland.

      Sufi Muslim Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding (a) the Home Office, (b) each of its agencies, and (c) non-departmental public bodies, have given to the Sufi Muslim Council in each of the past...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to deal with young right-wing extremists who are potential targets for radicalisation by right-wing extremist groups recruiting new terrorists.

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether recent changes in penalties for road traffic offences have led to a reduction in the number of heavy goods vehicles breaking the law on the A55 in North Wales.

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have held with the new Premier of the Turks and Caicos Islands since the resignation of the previous Premier and his cabinet, and what were the...

      UN: Procurement Task Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, in view of the United Nations' closure of their anti-corruption unit, to ensure that the Office of Internal Oversight Services secures...

      UN: Procurement Task Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to support the acquisition by the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services of the capacity and the broad mandate of the United...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice the UK Border Agency's visa service gives to women in the later stages of pregnancy who wish to visit the United Kingdom for less than three months as...

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