Written answers

Tuesday, 21 July 2009

  • Wales

    • Damian McBride

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

    • Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what percentage of employees in his Department (a) are on a flexible working contract, (b) are on a job share employment contract and (c) work from home...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the executive functions of his Department are.

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • Government Departments: Accountancy

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 977W, on Government Departments:...

    • Government Departments: Accountancy

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 977W, on Government Departments:...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 807W, on departmental electronic equipment, how much his Department has spent on...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what plans the Electoral Commission has to produce guidance on the new provisions in...

    • Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what discussions the Electoral Commission has had with HM Revenue and Customs on the...

  • Women and Equality

    • Commission for Equality and Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what expenditure the Commission for Equality and Human Rights incurred on legal action against (a) private and (b) public sector organisations in each...

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 984W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b) versions are of the web...

      Females: Refuge

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many women's refuges there are in England; and how many are staffed at all times.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Cycling

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission with reference to the answer of 5 November 2008, Official Report, column 475W, on cycling, when he expects to...

    • Yorkshire and the Humber Select Committee

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) which witnesses travelled to attend the planned meeting of the Yorkshire and the Humber Regional Select...

  • Solicitor-General

    • BAE Systems

      To ask the Solicitor-General what investigations the Serious Fraud Office has conducted into BAE Systems since January 2004.

    • Complaints

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the policy and procedures are of (a) the Treasury Solicitor and (b) the Law Officers for handling complaints made against their legal staff.

      Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many requests from foreign jurisdictions relating to allegations of overseas corruption offences the mutual legal assistance unit of the Serious Fraud Office has...

      Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General what criteria the Serious Fraud Office applies in deciding whether to investigate an allegation of overseas bribery.

      Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General to which countries the Serious Fraud Office has provided assistance in corruption cases since 2001; and if she will make a statement.

      Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General what cases of alleged overseas bribery and corruption which the Serious Fraud Office has accepted for investigation are under investigation; which countries are...

      Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many cases had been recorded on the register of referrals for overseas corruption on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many cases recorded...

      Corruption: Prosecution

      To ask the Solicitor-General what meetings (a) she and (b) her officials have had with (i) representatives of business organisations, (ii) representatives of individual companies and (iii)...

      Crown Prosecution Service: Expert Evidence

      To ask the Solicitor-General what progress has been made by the Crown Prosecution Service in its evaluation of appropriate standards for expert witnesses in criminal trials.

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Solicitor-General on what date (a) she and (b) the Attorney General last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of their official duties.

      Domestic Violence: North West

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions of (i) men and (ii) women for acts of domestic violence there were in (A) Stockport, (B) Greater...

      Government Legal Service: Complaints

      To ask the Solicitor-General what procedures there are within the Government Legal Service for dealing with complaints about non-compliance with the Lexcel standard.

      Government Legal Service: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the order of precedence and seniority is of the lawyers within the Government Legal Service; and what procedures are used to reconcile differences of opinion...

      Government Legal Service: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General what requirements there are on members of the Government Legal Service who are on the roll of solicitors to report to the Solicitors Regulation Authority the conduct...

      Government Legal Service: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps have been taken to promote legal professionalism within the Government Legal Service.

      Legal Costs

      To ask the Solicitor-General in how many cases costs have been awarded against the Crown Prosecution Service in each of the last three years.

      Legal Profession

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the (a) employment status and (b) requirement to pay national insurance contributions is of counsel whom the Government restrict from undertaking work for others.

      Negligence: Legal Costs

      To ask the Solicitor-General what provision has been made by the Treasury Solicitor to meet any professional negligence claims and complaints in each of the last three years; and what provision...

      Offences Against the Person Act 1861

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many defendants were sentenced under the provisions of section 20 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 after a plea bargain by the (a) Crown Prosecution...

      Offences Against the Person Act 1861

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many defendants over the age of 21 years were charged with an offence of grievous bodily harm under section 18 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861 in...

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many prosecutions brought by the Crown Prosecution Service have not resulted in a conviction in each of the last three years.

      Prosecutors: Training

      To ask the Solicitor-General what training is given to prosecutors who appear in youth courts to enable them to take account of the age and welfare needs of those aged under 18 years.

      Solicitor-General: Meetings

      To ask the Solicitor-General who else attended the meeting on 13 March 2003 between the then Attorney-General, Lord Falconer, and Baroness Morgan; what subjects were discussed at that meeting;...

      Treasury Counsel

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will make it her policy to employ Treasury Counsel on a permanent basis rather than engaging them on a case by case basis with a view to reducing expenditure...

      Treasury Solicitors Department

      To ask the Solicitor-General what records exist of payments made by the Treasury Solicitor's Department to counsel instructed by it.

      Treasury Solicitors Department

      To ask the Solicitor-General which lawyers working in the Treasury Solicitor's Department have professional practising certificates.

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Complaints

      To ask the Solicitor-General what mechanisms are in place to provide redress for individuals in circumstances in which the professional service provided by the Treasury Solicitor's Department is...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Complaints

      To ask the Solicitor-General what requirements there are on the Treasury Solicitor's Department in respect of complaints made to it under the Lexcel procedures.

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Complaints

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many complaints have been made to the Treasury Solicitor's Department which have been recorded and processed under the Lexcel procedure in the last 12 months; and...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Complaints

      To ask the Solicitor-General what procedures are adopted by (a) the Treasury Solicitor, including by a delegation to his Deputy, and (b) the Law Officers in response to complaints against the...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Conflict of Interests

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) what procedures exist within the Treasury Solicitor's Department to ensure that (a) the Treasury Solicitor's Department and (b) counsel receiving instructions...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Legal Costs

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Treasury Solicitor's Department takes on (a) certifying and (b) claiming costs for work undertaken to ensure that the quantum of costs claimed is...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Legal Costs

      To ask the Solicitor-General what guidance and training materials have been produced by the Treasury Solicitor's Department with regard to costs certifications and claims to ensure compliance...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many lawyers working within the Treasury Solicitor's Department are of senior civil service rank; and how many of them are qualified to practise in England and...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many lawyers below senior civil Service rank employed by the Government Legal Service are (a) qualified solicitors in England and Wales, (b) qualified...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General what policies and procedures exist to ensure that the Treasury Solicitor staff do not (a) undertake work for which a solicitor's practising certificate is required...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Manpower

      To ask the Solicitor-General what policies and procedures exist within the (a) Treasury Solicitor's Department and (b) the Government Legal Service to ensure that its lawyers do not act in...

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Pay

      To ask the Solicitor-General who the 10 highest paid Treasury counsel were in each of the last three years; and how much each counsel received in each of those years.

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General what obligations there are on the Treasury Solicitor and those working for him to comply with the professional obligations of lawyers with practising certificates.

      Treasury Solicitors Department: Standards

      To ask the Solicitor-General what guidance there is to ensure that the Treasury Solicitor's Department advises its clients on obligations concerning (a) disclosure and (b) statements of truth...

  • Prime Minister

    • Cabinet

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) in what circumstances the Minister of State in the Department for Communities and Local Government, the hon. Member for Doncaster Central, will attend Cabinet; (2)...

    • Foreign Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister from which (a) Heads of State and (b) Heads of Government he received a letter of congratulation on his appointment.

      Government Departments: Security

      To ask the Prime Minister what criteria he uses when determining whether to request the Security Commission to investigate a breach of security in Government Departments.

      Members: Surveillance

      To ask the Prime Minister whether any hon. Member has been subject to (a) official surveillance and (b) interception of communications in the last two years.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish an updated list of the Government's special advisers before the House adjourns for the summer recess.

      National Security Forum

      To ask the Prime Minister what meetings the National Security Forum has had in July 2009; and what matters were discussed at each meeting.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many maps of their land submitted by farmers in claiming common agricultural policy subsidies in 2007-08 were judged by...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Rural Payments Agency decided to issue a new set of maps in connection with claims for payments under...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what date farmers are required to notify the Rural Payments Agency of amendments in relation to the new set of maps issued...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the total monetary value of single farm payments withheld for (a) cattle passport infringements...

      Air Pollution: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the merits of requiring regional tiers of government to contribute to the payment of fines...

      Climate Change: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects of climate change on the (a) ceremonial county of Hampshire and...

      Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research into the proportion of households with access to...

      Dairy Farming: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will assess the merits of using funding from (a) his Department's budget and (b) Rural Development Programme for...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what date he last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to publish his Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay of the (i) male...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will request the Waste and Resources Action Programme to produce best practice guidance on the operation of weekly...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 9 October 2008, Official Report, column 724W, on domestic...

      Fisheries: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions for offences involving harm or disturbance to marine wildlife and habitats have been brought in each of...

      Gatwick Airport: Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to send to the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling a copy of the report sent to the European Commission...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has authorised sites in the non-metropolitan county of Hampshire for use for experiments relating to...

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer Adjournment.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many reported incidents of wildlife crime there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people were charged with offences related to wildlife crime in each of the last 10 years.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many prosecutions for offences related to wildlife crime there were in each of the last 10 years.

      Oil: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance he has issued on the point at which a waste oil ceases to be considered a waste product.

      Recycling: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what initiatives his Department is undertaking to encourage businesses to recycle waste.

      Rural Payments Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent members of staff of each grade have been employed by the Rural Payments Agency in each year...

      Set-aside Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what timetable he plans for the establishment of a voluntary approach to set-aside.

      Sheep: Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, columns 531-32W, on sheep: tagging, when he plans to announce his...

      Trading Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what procedures are in place to facilitate information-sharing between his Department and trading standards officials.

      Waste Disposal: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many waste management private finance initiative schemes have been successfully concluded to date; and how many such...

      Waste Disposal: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many waste disposal private finance initiative schemes have been successfully concluded to date; and how many such...

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment has been made of the environmental effects of the proposed new surface water drainage charge system.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average (a) metered and (b) unmetered water bill was in each water company area in each year since 1989.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many rounds of each type of ammunition were discharged during the last roulement in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many urgent operational requests made in relation to Afghanistan in the last 12 months had not been met by 13 July 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which non-NATO member countries have contributed to the ISAF military mission to Afghanistan in each of the last five years; and what contribution each...

      Armed Forces: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of flights (a) to and (b) from operational theatres have been (i) cancelled and (ii) delayed in each year since 2007; what...

      Armed Forces: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the names are of all detainees who have died in the custody of UK forces in each year since 2001; and what the (a) date and (b) cause of death was...

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces retired from front line operational duties for reasons of ill health in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) average, ( b) shortest and (c) longest period of time is for newly trained medical officers to be allocated to postings in the latest...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

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

      Armed Forces: Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) masters and (b) doctoral military students attending the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom his Department has funded since 2003;...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the incidence of (a) post-traumatic stress disorder and (b) other mental illnesses among soldiers in each age group who...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what provision has been made for the psychological rehabilitation of members of the armed forces returning from military operations; how much...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on armed forces: mental health, what recent inspections of the Department of...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on armed forces: mental health, what mechanisms are in place for monitoring the...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on armed forces: mental health, what mental health assessments are provided for...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on armed forces: mental health, whether the Department of Community Mental Health...

      Armed Forces: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many active service personnel are known to have committed suicide following service in either Iraq or Afghanistan since those engagements commenced.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual number of phase (i) 1 and (ii) 2 training instructors is in each of the armed services.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the drop-out rate is of each recruit training establishment listed in the Ofsted report on the duty of care for recruits and trainees in the armed...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the maingate timetable for the Defence Training Review Programme.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date he plans to award the pre-contract agreement letter on Defence Training Review Package 1 to the preferred bidder.

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people under 18 years old serving in the armed forces have been court-martialled in each of the last five years; and what charges were brought...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) males and (b) females under 18 years old of each (i) age, (ii) ethnic origin and (iii) disability have been detained with adults in the...

      Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) required and (b) actual personnel medically fit for purpose strength is for each battalion of the infantry; (2) what the (a)...

      Chinook Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Chinook helicopters are inoperable because they are awaiting modifications.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the cost of preparing the Defence Industrial Strategy; and when the strategy will be published.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he last met representatives of Nexter to discuss defence procurement.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what properties (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) its non-departmental public bodies have sold in each of the last five years; and how many...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (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 Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's (a) gross resource outturn, (b) operating appropriations on aid outturn, (c) gross capital outturn and (d) non-operating...

      Departmental Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many units of accommodation of (a) one, (b) two and (c) three or more bedrooms his Department retains for the purposes of accommodating serving...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will terminate negotiations with partner countries on procurement plans for the A400M aircraft.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Joint Strike Fighter consortium on final assembly and checkout of the aircraft in the UK.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual crew number for each aircraft type in the armed forces was in each of the last five years.

      Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost per flying hour of a (a) Tornado and (b) Typhoon jet.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) planned and (b) actual average flying hours for each helicopter type in the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy and (iii) Royal Air Force were in...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of equipping UK military helicopters with air-to-air refuelling capabilities.

      NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on UK membership of the NATO Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

      Navy: Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what drug seizures were made by Royal Navy vessels since 1997; where the seizures took place; what the value of each seizure was; and if he will make a...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals the Government intend to make at the next NATO summit on (a) nuclear sharing, (b) nuclear first-strike and (c) the reliance by NATO...

      Warships: Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2009, Official Report, column 1141W, on HMS Victory, whether his Department plans to enter into a salvage agreement...

      White Phosphorus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Fife North East, on 1 June 2009, Official Report, columns 48-49W, on white phosphorus, in which...

  • Transport

    • Air Travel Organisers Licence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make an assessment of the merits of introducing a permanent increase in the level of the Air Travel Organisers Licence protection...

    • Automatic Train Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of the high-speed passenger network operates with automatic train protection.

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to extend the scope of financial protection for air passengers.

      Bus Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many guided bus schemes have been introduced in each year since 2000.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of the concessionary bus travel scheme on levels of bus usage by older people; and if he will make...

      Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 92 of Building Britain's Future, Cm 7654, for how many years his Department plans to allocate £2.5 billion a...

      Car Clubs: Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his most recent assessment is of the environmental benefits of car clubs.

      Car Clubs: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his policy is on the expansion of the car clubs infrastructure in London as promoted by Transport for London; and if he will make a...

      Cycling: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 92 of Building Britain's Future, Cm 7654, for how many years his Department plans to make £60 million per annum...

      Cycling: Hampshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department allocated for cycle safety training in (a) Test Valley borough and (b) Southampton for each of the last five years.

      Cycling: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to encourage bicycle usage in Morecambe and Lunesdale in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 427W, on carbon sequestration: finance, how much was available in total in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) external contractors and (b) other non-departmental staff were employed by his Department in London in each of the last five...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the (a) mean and (b) median consolidated salary of full-time equivalent civil servants working in (i) his Department and (ii) its...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what changes have been made to his Department's (a) office equipment and (b) stationery purchasing policy in the last six months.

      Departmental Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport to which organisations the Secretary of State makes appointments.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent on (a) ministerial cars and drivers, (b) taxis, (c) train travel, (d) the use of helicopters, (e)...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people successfully applied for a provisional driving licence for motorcycles only in each year since 1997.

      Driving: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent providing training courses on road safety offered to drivers who would otherwise be fined for speeding;...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 93W, on the east Coast Railway Line, what information his Department holds...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 93W, on East Coast Railway line, if he will set a target for the surplus of...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when his Department plans to begin the pre-qualification process for invitations to tender for the Inter-City East Coast franchise.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effect of proposed public ownership of East Coast Main Line services on open access operators on this route.

      East Coast Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether funds have been allocated from (a) the current rail budget for Control Period 4 and (ii) other transport budgets in respect of the...

      East Coast Railway Line: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost to the public purse of running National Express East Coast rail services under (a)...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, column 1162W, on high speed trains, if he will make it his policy to sell Eurostar...

      Eurostar

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 25 June 2009, on Eurostar, by what means his Department intends to demonstrate value for...

      Fisheries: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps have been taken since 2000 to reduce the numbers of (a) fishermen and (b) other persons killed at sea.

      Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer Adjournment.

      Great North Eastern Railway: Connex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many members of staff within (a) his Department and (b) the Strategic Rail Authority were assigned to duties related to ensuring the...

      Helicopters: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment the Civil Aviation Authority has made of the safety implications of the wearing of wrist watch personal location beacons by...

      Helicopters: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the Civil Aviation Authority received reports on the potential effects on helicopter communications systems of the use of wrist watch...

      Highways Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 73 of Building Britain's Future, Cm 7654, what estimate he has made of the savings to be made from new efficiencies...

      Inter-City East Coast Franchise: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost to the public purse was of letting the Inter-City East Coast franchise to (a) GNER in 2005 and (b) National Express East...

      Lighting: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has made available to local authorities through private finance initiative credits for signed street...

      Lorries: Roads

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which strategic routes have dedicated heavy goods vehicle lanes.

      M25

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the budget allocated to the M25 private finance initiative project has not been spent to date.

      Motor Vehicles: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 85 of Building Britain's Future, Cm 7654, what incentives his Department plans to put in place to increase take-up of...

      Motorways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the costs of (a) congestion and (b) pollution resulting from traffic on English motorways; and if he...

      National Express: East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of each report on the due diligence process carried out by his Department on the financial viability...

      National Express: East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has engaged consultants to advise on the status of the cross-default clauses in the National Express east coast franchise.

      Parking

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what regulatory provisions apply to the operation of public car parks operated by private companies.

      Passenger Ships

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether alcohol will be allowed to be served in designated smoking cabins when the forthcoming smoking bans on cruise ships and passenger...

      Passenger Ships

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the adequacy of resources available to the Maritime and Coastguard Agency to enable enforcement of the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of his Department's budget is linked to objectives of promoting health and well-being.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much he plans to allocate to each of the schemes referred to in "Building Britain's Future", Cm 7654, which are not directly related to...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what percentage of rail routes slam-door carriages have been removed since 2000.

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 769W, on rail: electrification, when Transport for London indicated to his...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answers of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 769W and 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 539W, on rail:...

      Railways: Electrification

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 11 of "Building Britain's Future", Cm 7654, what estimate his Department has made of the cost of electrification per...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what contingency measures he has in place to address any potential shortfall in his Department's budget as a result of rail franchise...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the rail budget for Control Period 4 is unallocated and available.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for which smaller rail schemes funding in Control Period 4 is available.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 52 of "Building Britain's Future", Cm 7654 and the written ministerial statement, Official Report, columns 21-22WS,...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the evidence submitted by his Department to the Transport Select Committee's inquiry into "Delivering a Sustainable railway: a...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 294W, on railways: franchises, how much revenue support is available to...

      Railways: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of the rail network has had the train protection and warning system installed.

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 178W, on railways: South East, what his most recent estimate is of the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of road accidents involving (a) cyclists, (b) pedestrians and (c) motorcyclists.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the size of the backlog of road maintenance for strategic roads; and what his estimate is of the cost of...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent on emergency repairs to the strategic road network in each year since 2000.

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department considers signalled junctions with pedestrian facilities that do not meet the 2005 Department for Transport safety...

      Slough-Windsor Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had on the upgrade and expansion of the Windsor and Eton Riverside commuter rail line to take 10-carriage trains.

      South Central Franchise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 298W, on Southern: standards, (1) and the Written Ministerial Statement...

      South Central Franchise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 298W, on Southern: standards, what targets Southern Railways has set for...

      Strategic Investment Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 49 of "Building Britain's Future", Cm 7654, how much his Department has contributed to the Strategic Investment Fund.

      Suburban Development Research

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 19 October 2006, Official Report, column 1424W, on suburban...

      Transport Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1445-46W, on the Transport Innovation Fund, and with reference to his...

      Transport Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 103W, on the Transport Innovation Fund, how much funding has been allocated...

      Transport Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1445W, on the Transport Innovation Fund, how much of the Government's...

      Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Statement made by the Secretary of State on 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 335, on transport infrastructure, what...

      Transport: Radioactive Materials

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many radioactive material movements within the UK there were by each mode of transport in each year since 1997; and how much waste was...

      Transport: Wakefield

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much local transport grant his Department has allocated to Wakefield metropolitan and district council in each year since its creation.

      Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what recent estimate his Department has made of the comparative journey times from city centre to city centre between (a) London and...

      UK Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 51 of "Building Britain's Future", Cm 7654, how much his Department plans to contribute to the UK Innovation Fund in...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects platforms 21 to 24 at Waterloo station to receive domestic rail services; and if he will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure that fertiliser supplied to Afghanistan from his Department's budget is not misappropriated by the...

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on aid to Afghanistan in 2008-09; and what proportion of such aid was delivered directly in Helmand...

      Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated to the agricultural sector in each of the bilateral country programmes in sub-Saharan...

      Africa: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts on progress towards meeting the target of doubling funding for the...

      CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will direct CDC to cease conducting business through each of its subsidiaries located in off-shore financial centres.

      Children's Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has had from UNICEF on its Promise Me campaign on children's rights in respect of climate change and...

      Damian McBride

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

      Departmental Accountancy

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of employees in his Department (a) are on a flexible working contract, (b) are on a job share employment contract and...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 250W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b) versions...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what he estimates the cost to his Department of the rebranding of his Department's overseas aid will be; from which line in his...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on Royal Mail services in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Developing Countries: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on (a) the effect of the operation of vulture funds on standards of living in the...

      Developing Countries: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent representations he has received on the introduction of a currency transaction levy to raise funds for health initiatives in...

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer Adjournment.

      Iran: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his Iranian counterpart on support for Afghan refugees in Iran.

      Maldives: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department intends to take to support the President of the Maldives in the delivery of additional social housing.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated to (a) agriculture and (b) food security in each of the last three years in (i)...

      Palestinians: EC Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on non-governmental organisations delivering humanitarian aid to Gaza...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what representations he has made to the United States Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Aid Control on the provision of emergency...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take in respect of UK-based, aid-giving non-governmental organisations which deliver aid with the...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is giving to enable aid to reach Gaza.

      Senegal: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) direct and (b) indirect aid his Department provided to Senegal in 2008.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka since the end of the conflict in that country; and what steps...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he plans to answer Question 280485, tabled on 12 June 2009, on payments to contractors; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Council: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2009, Official Report, column 1413W, on terrorism: finance, what criteria the British Council...

    • British Overseas Territories: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which UK overseas territories do not have constitutions which prohibit discrimination on the grounds of (a) sexual orientation,...

      Compensation: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has paid in compensatory or consolatory payments to non-UK nationals in each year since 1997.

      Damian McBride

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

      Departmental Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last reviewed his Department's policy on recording numbers of attempted attacks against its computer systems.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on advertising its Locate system for British nationals who plan to travel abroad in each year...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on training for (a) him and (b) each other Minister in his Department in the last 12 months;...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provision is made to enable students to undertake work experience in his Department; by what means members of the public...

      Eritrea: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek agreement at EU level to withhold EU aid payments to Eritrea if there is no agreed improvement in Eritrea's...

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what financial support his Department has provided to Eritrea in the last 12 months.

      Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which ambassadors to the UK he has requested to attend the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in the last two years; and for what...

      Gilad Shalit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to secure the release of Gilad Shalit.

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer Adjournment.

      Hamas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with aid agencies based in the UK to ensure that aid they provide is not misappropriated by...

      Holidays Abroad: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens died whilst on holiday in another EU member state in each of the last five years.

      Iran: Diplomatic Service

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

      Iran: Diplomatic Service

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

      Jordan: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Jordanian nationals were granted asylum in the UK in 2007-08.

      Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of staff required by his Department who speak each foreign language; how many staff in...

      Lithuania: Sexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the Lithuanian Government on the effect of recent changes to Lithuanian law on the lesbian,...

      Lord Malloch-Brown: Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when Lord Malloch-Brown plans to vacate Flat 2, Admiralty House; and what use is envisaged for the property after it is vacated.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether evidence has been reported to him of war crimes being committed in Gaza by (a) the Israeli Defence Force and (b) Hamas.

      Morocco: Fishery Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Moroccan fishing zones referred to in the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement are those in the Moroccan...

      Palestinians: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he (a) has taken and (b) plans to take during the next 12 months at the United Nations in respect of recognition by...

      Shanghai World Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to attend the Shanghai World Expo 2010 event.

      Spirit of Humanity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to complete his investigation into the Spirit of Humanity interception; and by what means he plans to...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made an assessment of humanitarian conditions in the Manik Farm camp in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      Sri Lanka: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the International Monetary Fund on the proposed emergency loan package to the Sri...

      Ukraine: Monuments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the report by Major J. Dart on the monuments and sites significant to United Kingdom...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what assessment her Department has made of the health risks to (a) a child aged five years and (b) an adult aged 30 years from an...

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed attendance allowance in (a) Vale of York constituency and (b) England in (i) 1980, (ii) 1997, (iii) 2001, (iv) 2005...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the monetary value of attendance allowance paid to residents from (a) the Vale of York and (b) England was in (i) 1980, (ii) 1997, (iii)...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed carer's allowance in (a) St Ives constituency, (b) Cornwall and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in (a) Sunderland and (b) England were in receipt of carer's allowance on the latest date for which figures are...

      Carer's Allowance: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency received carer's allowance in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken for complaints against (a) the Child Support Agency and (b) the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission to...

      Child Support Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and administration staff...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of implementing the child support elements of the Child Support, Pensions and Social Security Act 2000 (a) were estimated to be...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures there are for non-resident parents to appeal against liability orders for child maintenance.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission is taking to resolve cases of arrears in the payment of child maintenance.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has (a) commissioned and (b) reviewed recent research on the effectiveness of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedures are in place for obtaining child maintenance payments from a non-resident parent who has no permanent contact address.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission will take account of tax credits in its calculation of non-resident parents' income...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations she has received on the adjustment of child maintenance payments to take account of a reduction in the working...

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payments have been made as a result of temperatures reported by each weather station in each year since such payments...

      Council Tax Benefits: Essex

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

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans decision-makers are in post; and how many she expects to be in post by May 2010.

      Crisis Loans Line

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what steps she is taking to increase the proportion of calls made to the Crisis Loans Line which are answered; and how many calls the...

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what financial support her Department provided to debt counselling agencies in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to publish her Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of employees in her Department are on a flexible working contract.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on consultants in 2009.

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) which of the planned databases that will be managed by her Department or one of its agencies and which will hold personal information on...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 980W, on departmental electronic equipment, how much (a) her...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the official engagements of Ministers in her Department were between (a) 1 and 31 March, (b) 1 and 30 April and (c) 1 and 31 May 2009.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on Royal Mail services in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress her Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Glover Report in its procurement processes.

      Departmental Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on compliance with requirements of health and safety at work legislation in each of the last five years; and if...

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps are being taken to improve the usability of the Directgov website.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information her Department holds on the proportion of claimants for employment and support allowance (ESA) that (a) do not meet work...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants she expects will be migrated to employment and support allowance in each of the...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in each region have participated in the (a) Workstep, (b) Work Preparation, (c) Employment Zones, (d) Progress2Work,...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of 18 to 24 year-olds claiming jobseeker's allowance moving towards 12 months are expected to move on to (a) a...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who will provide assistance in relation to (a) the Future Jobs Fund, (b) support to take an existing job in a key employment sector, (c)...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent estimate she has made of the average cost per participant in (a) the Future Jobs Fund, (b) the Community Task Force, (c)...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how Jobcentre Plus plans to inform 18 to 24-year-old jobseekers of the job guarantee scheme announced on 22 April 2009; and if she will make a...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what means 18 to 24-year-olds who have been unemployed for over 12 months at the time of the introduction of the job guarantee announced on...

      Employment Schemes: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents have received a training allowance of up to £400 since September 2007.

      Employment Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to help the long-term unemployed return to work.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to assist young people who are out of work; and if she will make a statement.

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to assist young people with no educational qualifications to enter employment.

      Ethnic Employment Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the Answer of 8 July 2009, Official Report, columns 833-4W, on the Ethnic Employment Taskforce, how much of the expenditure on the...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of the statutory obligations upon it in legislation introduced as a consequence of...

      Fetes: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance the Health and Safety Executive provides to the organisers of local fetes.

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of (a) consultants and advisers to and (b) administration of the Financial Assistance Scheme has been in each year since its...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the decline in real value has been of Financial Assistance Scheme annuities since 1997; and if she will make a statement; (2) what...

      Financial Assistance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment she has made of poverty levels among pensioners receiving Financial Assistance Scheme annuities; and if she will make a...

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long on average elapsed between her Department's receipt of an application for a funeral payment and any payment being made in the last...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many bids from (a) private companies, (b) local authorities and (c) voluntary sector organisations her Department has received for...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what resources her Department has allocated to each (a) regional development agency and (b) London local authority through the Future Jobs Fund.

      Future Jobs Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to paragraph 30 of the Building Britain's Future document, Cm 7654, whether the £1 billion Future Jobs Fund to cover new...

      Future Jobs Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans she has to evaluate the effectiveness of the (a) Future Jobs Programme and (b) Young Person's Guarantee.

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer Adjournment.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will commission research into the effect of local housing allowance on vulnerable tenants who find it difficult to manage their personal...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for reassessment for housing benefit from (a) council tenants, (b) private tenants and (c) housing association tenants...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of applications for reassessment for housing benefit resulted in a reduction in payments in each quarter of the...

      Housing Benefit: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency were in receipt of housing benefit on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the UK, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) York (i) applied for incapacity benefit, (ii) were required to attend a...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of incapacity benefit are receiving age-related additional payments; how many such recipients experienced a reduction in...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work-focused interviews her Department plans to conduct for recipients of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance, are recorded as receiving the...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the average cost of conducting a work-focused interview for a claimant of either incapacity benefit or...

      Incapacity Benefit: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency received incapacity benefit in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Income Support Mortgage Interest: Applications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for income support mortgage interest (ISMI) payments have been made since November 2008; how many such applications were...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has paid out (a) under the provisions of the Pneumoconiosis Act 1979, (b) in industrial injuries disablement benefit...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus accredited providers there were in each year since 1997.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps Jobcentre Plus has taken to adapt its office space to accommodate increases in demand on its services arising from higher benefit...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average annual cost of running a Jobcentre Plus office was in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the average...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 65W, on Jobcentre Plus, which Jobcentre Plus offices were identified as...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 65W, on Jobcentre Plus, how much her Department has spent on converting or...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 65W, on Jobcentre Plus, if she will place in the Library a copy of each review...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 65W, on Jobcentre Plus, which Jobcentre Plus offices are operating (a)...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Maidenhead of 13 July 2009, Official Report, columns 63-4W, on Jobcentre Plus, what the...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms are in place to monitor the accuracy of benefits and compliance advice given to Jobcentre Plus customers by Jobcentre staff;...

      Jobcentre Plus: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff were employed in (i) benefit delivery centres and (ii) customer-facing jobcentres...

      Jobcentre Plus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding Jobcentre Plus has been given to deal with the increased numbers of unemployed people in the last 12 months; and if she will...

      Jobcentre Plus: Greater London

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

      Jobcentre Plus: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many (a) permanent, (b) temporary and (c) agency staff were employed in (i) benefit delivery centres and (ii) customer-facing...

      Jobcentre Plus: Interviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to Jobcentre Plus on the duration of jobseekers' interviews; whether jobseeker interviews are required...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the proportion of Jobcentre Plus staff engaged in (a) administering benefits and (b) helping jobseekers find...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of (a) the number of Jobcentre Plus staff required for the delivery of the jobseeker's regime under the...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of Jobcentre Plus staff required to deliver fortnightly jobsearch reviews as part of jobseeker's...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff Jobcentre Plus have recruited to deal with the effects of the economic downturn.

      Jobcentre Plus: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on (a) Jobcentre Plus staff bonuses for staff in each district and (b) Pension Service staff bonuses in each month of...

      Jobcentre Plus: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vacancies were advertised in the Tamworth Jobcentre in 2008; and for how long on average each such job was advertised.

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will instruct Jobcentre Plus to permit its telephones to be used for calls made for the purpose of applying for a crisis loan.

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus (a) personal advisers and (b) other staff have (i) retrained and (ii) received supplementary training to manage new...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is provided to Jobcentre Plus staff to assist graduate and highly-skilled jobseekers; and if she will make a statement.

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training (a) personal advisers, (b) decision-makers, (c) disability benefit advisers and (d) specialist lone parents advisers who are...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people who will have been claiming income-based jobseeker's allowance for (a) six months or more,...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average number of days between the completion of processing of an application for jobseeker's allowance (JSA) and the first payment of...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) 18 and (b) 19 year-old jobseeker's allowance claimants reported having been unemployed for over 12 months on initial application...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State will respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 30 April 2009 on...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bury North of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 270W, on mortgages: Government assistance,...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes have been made to the new Jobcentre Plus jobseekers' regime designed as part of the Flexible New Deal since it was first announced.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria apply for jobseeker's allowance claimants to be fast-tracked to the gateway period of the Flexible New Deal; (2) how many...

      New Deal Schemes: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 18 and 24 in Hemsworth constituency have received assistance under the New Deal since 1997; and how many such...

      New Deal Schemes: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency have received assistance through New Deal schemes in each year since 1997.

      Nuclear Reactors: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the implications for nuclear safety regulation of the civil nuclear industry of the comparative inspection...

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people who have lost part of their pension because the sponsoring employer is insolvent or no...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many customers of Pathways to Work have been awarded Return to Work Credit where no job start had been recorded since the inception of the...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria apply in respect of Ofsted inspections of Pathways to Work providers; how many and what proportion of Pathways to Work providers...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many customers have made starts onto Pathways to Work since the programme's inception; how many have been recorded as making job starts;...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many customers who have made job starts under Pathways to Work have remained in employment for spells of (a) under 13 weeks, (b) between...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of (a) the number of customers which have started Pathways to Work and (b) the proportion of Pathways...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans her Department has (a) to introduce automatic payments of pension credit and (b) to automate some parts of the pension credit...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) new and (b) re-assessed pension credit applications were processed in (i) 10 days and fewer, (ii) 11 to...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how long on average it took to process a claim for pension credit in each (a) region and (b) processing centre in each of the last six...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of male claimants of pension credit between 60 and 65 years old in each region of (a) England,...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of claimants of carer's premium to those in receipt of pension credit in each region of (a)...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate her Department has made of the number of people entitled to pension credit who have not claimed it in (a) St. Ives...

      Pension Credit: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in Bexleyheath and Crayford were in receipt of pension credit in the last 12 month period for which figures are available.

      Pension Protection Fund: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Essex and (b) the East of England have received Pension Protection Fund payments in each year since the fund's...

      Pension Service: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what dates since January 2009 the Pension Service's state pension forecast e-service pages have not had full service available; for how long...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will publish an update of the data in figure 6.41 on page 293 of the report of the Turner Commission. A new pension settlement for the...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of assuming that any income earned from savings for the purposes of pensioners' eligibility for...

      Pensions Service: Incentives

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

      Pensions: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the City of York local authority area and (b) City of York constituency are in receipt of (i) the basic state pension...

      Pilot Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her Department's definition is of (a) a pilot and (b) a pathfinder programme.

      Poverty: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency were in relative poverty in each of the last five years.

      Poverty: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent assessment is of levels of poverty among working parents who are not eligible for tax credits.

      Recruitment: Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what criteria applied in the selection of employers by her Department in respect of its recent study into discrimination in recruitment practices.

      Remploy: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people who left the employment of Remploy in South Yorkshire in the last (a) 12 months and (b)...

      Self-Employed: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how the self employment support available under the six month offer will differ from that offered under the New Deal for Self Employment;...

      Social Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress her Department has made in its review of the Social Fund since the publication in November 2008 of its consultation document, The...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of claims for (a) budgeting loans, (b) crisis loans, (c) community care grants, (d) jobseeker's...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what start and end point is used to measure average actual clearance times for benefit claims.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of (a) new and (b) re-assessed council tax benefit claims were processed in (i) 10 days or less, (ii) 11...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions under what circumstances benefit claimants become Gateway outstayers.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms are in place to monitor the effect of changing the backdating period for (a) pension credit, (b) council tax benefit and (c)...

      Social Security Benefits: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports have been compiled as a result of inspection and validation of contract compliance of her Department's external contractors...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people have received their health checks for invalidity benefits in each month since the introduction of the current health...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the effect of the Government's policies on welfare reform on families in Tamworth constituency.

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints her Department has received from benefit claimants over lost payment due to fraudulent use of chip and PIN cards in the...

      Social Security Benefits: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people in receipt of incapacity benefit or employment and support allowance had their capability for work...

      Social Security Benefits: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many outstanding claims for (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance have there been in each benefit...

      Social Security Benefits: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will commission research to examine the adequacy of benefit provision for the basic living costs of people under 25 years; and if she...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the average weekly payment of the basic state pension for (a) men and (b) women in (i) 2010, (ii) 2020, (iii) 2030, (iv)...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of the 25p age addition; when the size of the addition was last reviewed; how much it would be if it had been...

      Travelling People: Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to local authorities on the eligibility of occupants of illegal Traveller sites for housing benefit.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library a copy of the Jobcentre Plus National Workload Projection update for July 2009.

      Unemployment Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 11 of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Social Security (Lone Parents and Miscellaneous Amendments) Regulations 2008, if...

      Unemployment: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to reduce levels of youth unemployment in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations her Department has received on youth unemployment; and what steps her Department is taking to reduce levels of...

      Waste Disposal: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Health and Safety Executive has assessed the safety of household wheeled refuse containers in relation to deliberate fires.

      Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will give job centres the discretion to vary the time and day on which a person is required to sign on to allow them to undertake an...

      Work Experience: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many work trial placements her Department and its agencies have (a) offered to and (b) fulfilled for disabled people in each of the last...

      Workstep

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Workstep places were available in each region in (a) each of the last five years and (b) 2009.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to reply to Question (a) 269292 and (b) 269293, tabled on 20 April 2009, on the state retirement pension.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer Question 283625, tabled on 2 July 2009, on claims for benefits relating to housing.

      Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects her Department to achieve its public service agreement target in respect of people aged between 16 and 18 years old who are...

      Young Person's Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what funding arrangements have been put in place to enable her Department to transfer the Young Persons' Guarantee from a discretionary...

      Young Person's Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many places the Government plans to provide under (a) the Future Jobs Fund, (b) support to take an existing job in a key employment...

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what progress the Government Olympic Executive has made in implementing the recommendations of the Glover Report in its procurement processes.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what level of security clearance is required for applicants for contracts associated with the London 2012 Olympics; and how long on average it has taken each...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what support his Department is providing to businesses during the economic downturn.

    • Business: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of companies which relocated their headquarters from the UK to countries outside the United Kingdom in the last 12...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many nationals of each A8 country were receiving child benefit for a child or children living in another EEA member state at the end of June 2009; and...

      Child Trust Fund: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) Hemsworth constituency had received child trust fund payments by the latest date for which...

      Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 983W, on consultants, for which assignments his Department and its agencies have engaged...

      Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value is of the contracts awarded through OGCbuying. solutions to (a) Drivas Jonas, (b) GVA Grimley and (c) Lambert Smith Hampton for...

      Council Tax: Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a privacy impact assessment was undertaken in relation to the Valuation Office Agency's council tax banding support tool.

      Damian McBride

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

      Departmental Ethnic Minority Staff

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people from ethnic minority backgrounds are employed by his Department.

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in his Department; and at what cost in the latest period for...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes have been made to his Department's (a) office equipment and (b) stationery purchasing policy in the last six months.

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much his Department spent on water coolers in each of the last six months; (2) how much his Department spent on bottled water in each of the last...

      Equality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps his Department has taken to increase levels of equality for employees in his Department.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 420W, on Equitable Life, and the Oral Statement of 15 January 2009, Official Report,...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2009, Official Report, column 858W, on Equitable Life: compensation, when he expects the ex-gratia payment scheme for...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Compensation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Government's long-term plans are for the compensation of those identified by the Parliamentary Ombudsman as having lost money with Equitable Life...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) financial and (b) other assistance his Department is providing to pensioners in Coventry who have lost money with Equitable Life.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Coventry

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken in respect of those resident in Coventry who have lost money with Equitable Life.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the number of pensioners who have lost money in Equitable Life.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any change has been made to the overall block grant received by the Welsh Assembly Government as a result of monies received from the EU Convergence...

      Financial Action Task Force

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress is being made by the Financial Action Task Force of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development in its work on effective due...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps the Financial Services Authority is taking to ensure that UK-regulated banks are compliant with requirements on due diligence to prevent...

      Financial Services Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many permanent staff at the Financial Services Authority (a) hot desk and (b) do not have permanently allocated desks.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the tripartite regulatory regime in relation to the regulation of banks.

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken in strengthen the regulation of the financial services sector in the last 12 months.

      Fuel: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has taken steps to identify possible locations for a pilot scheme for reduced fuel prices in island communities.

      Government Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 985W, on Government departments: aviation, whether the Government Air Programme includes...

      Government Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 985W, on Government departments: aviation, what the estimated expenditure on domestic...

      Government Departments: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 April 2009, Official Report, column 985W, on government departments: aviation, whether...

      Infrastructure UK: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the planned budget is for the new Infrastructure UK advisory body.

      Lloyds Banking Group: Islamic Bank of Britain

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether officials of his Department have had recent discussions with representatives of Lloyds Banking Group on its decision to order the Islamic Bank of...

      Local Authorities: Fess and Charges

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether local authority search fees are liable for value added tax.

      Meat: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will instruct the Office of Government Commerce to classify halal meat to a category 1 food for the purposes of public procurement; (2) what...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letters dated 3 March, 28 May and 15 June 2009 from the right hon. and learned Member for Folkestone and Hythe, with regard to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he will reply to the letters sent to him by the right hon. Member for Tonbridge and Malling on 12 November 2008 and 13 February 2009 on behalf of his...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he plans to take further steps in co-operation with the mortgage insurance industry to assist first-time buyers to gain access to mortgage...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the effect on the availability of mortgages of deferring mortgage applications to an underwriter; and if he will...

      Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) proportion and (b) monetary value of UK property which is held offshore by investment funds or limited partnerships.

      Property Unit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many authorised property units trusts there are; and what types of property they are allowed to invest in.

      Property Unit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of exempting authorised property unit trusts exempt from corporation tax in 2010-11.

      Public Bodies: Reviews

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the terms of reference are of his Department's review of public bodies.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what financial transfers are being made from the budget of each other Government department to the Department for Communities and Local Government to fund...

      Public Sector: Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1187W, on public sector: hospitality, how many visits each customer department booked...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the size of public sector pension liabilities.

      Public Services: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 362W, on public services: finance, if he will publish his Department's 1994 Needs...

      Real Estate Investments Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many commercial Real Estate Investments Trusts have been established; and what effect their establishment has had on levels of receipts of the Exchequer.

      Revenue and Customs: Chorley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many cases have been processed by the HM Revenue and Customs office in Chorley in each of the last four months.

      Revenue and Customs: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was paid in bonuses to (a) directors, (b) senior managers, (c) specialist and delivery managers and (d) executive support and...

      Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements (a) his Department and (b) the Public Works Loan Board made with the Scottish Executive in relation to housing debt of those local...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Financial Services Authority has issued on the level of cash deposit lenders when granting mortgages for...

      Shared Ownership Schemes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make an assessment of the merits of introducing (a) a loan guarantee scheme and (b) direct lending from banks wholly or partly in public...

      Valuation Office

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 15 June 2007, Official Report, column 1422W, on the Valuation Office Agency, and to the decision of the Government to...

      VAT: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many applications for value added tax registration submitted in the last 12 months took over (a) one week, (b) two weeks, (c) three weeks, (d) four...

      VAT: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the merits of postponing the reversion of the rate of value added tax to 17.5 per cent. until after the January 2010 sales period.

      Welfare Tax Credit: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency were in receipt of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in the last 12 month...

      Welfare Tax Credit: Hemsworth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people in Hemsworth constituency are receiving (a) child and (b) working tax credit; and what the average monetary value of tax credits to...

      Welfare Tax Credit: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency were overpaid (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in the last 12 month period for...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who had their eligibility for tax credits removed as a result of failing to submit a renewal...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households with children are in receipt of working tax credit in each local authority area.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Accountancy

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

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on offsetting its carbon dioxide emissions in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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 Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on (a) purchasing and (b) maintaining flags in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on furniture in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the running costs associated with his Department's Northern Ireland Information Service in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the executive functions of his Department are.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff away days his Department (a) held in 2008-09 and (b) plans to hold in 2009-10.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on tickets for (a) air and (b) rail travel for (i) Ministers, (ii) special advisers and (iii) civil servants in...

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his estimate is of the number of uninsured vehicles in Northern Ireland.

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister and the Deputy First Minister on the effects of the recession on Northern Ireland.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues and (b) the Northern Ireland Executive on the security of energy supply...

      Fire and Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many fire engines in Northern Ireland were (a) damaged and (b) taken out of service due to criminal acts in each month of the last...

      Fire Services: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps are being taken to protect fire service crews in Northern Ireland from attacks whilst on duty.

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints were made against Police Service of Northern Ireland officers relating to their use of firearms in the last five years.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Police Federation for Northern Ireland on the full-time police reserve.

      Police Service of Northern Ireland: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department plans to spend on (a) Irish and (b) Ulster Scots lessons for Police Service of Northern Ireland officers in 2009-10.

      Political Directorate: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the running costs associated with his Department's political directorate in each of the last five years.

      Postal Boxes: Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many post boxes in Northern Ireland were vandalised in each of the last 12 months.

      Security Guards: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many companies notified his Department of changes in security staff as required by Article 13(1) of Schedule 13 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps he is taking to reduce the level of criminal activity of loyalist groups which have decommissioned their arms.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what reports he has received on progress in disbanding the command structures of loyalist paramilitary groups which have recently decommissioned...

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had on personal protection weapons.

  • Justice

    • Single Parents: Custodial Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent consideration he has given to the effects on dependent children of custodial sentences for single parents.

    • Employment Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of procedures for the enforcement of employment tribunal awards; and if he will make a statement.

      Correspondence

      Dr. Harris: To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon on ways of working with non-governmental...

      International Criminal Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the jurisdiction of UK courts over cases involving crimes under international law committed in other countries.

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the ratio of prison officers to prisoners was at HM Prison Wymott and HM Prison Garth in the latest period for which figures are available; and if...

      Family Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase public confidence in the operation of family courts.

      Interpretation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements his Department makes for the provision of legal services to people requiring a sign language interpreter; and if he will make a statement.

      Constitutional Renewal Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on the Constitutional Renewal Bill; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the merits of proposals for reform of the electoral system for general elections.

      Complaints: Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) resource and (b) capital budget of the Office for Legal Complaints is for 2009-10.

      Patrick Brendon Smith

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what Oasys categorisation was applied to Patrick Brendon Smith following his release from the sentence imposed by Preston Crown Court in October...

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse has been of each legal action in respect of which proceedings have been completed in which a person subject to a...

      Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many convictions there were for endangering the safety of an aircraft in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many offenders received a (a)...

      Cannabis: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many fines for cannabis possession remained unpaid (a) six and (b) 12 months after issue in each of the last five years.

      Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Office for Criminal Justice Reform spent on (a) external consultants, (b) public opinion research and (c) communications in the last year...

      Crime Act 2002

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the monetary value was of defence costs orders arising from cases determined by the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009...

      Departmental Accountancy

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and its predecessor and (b) its agencies spent on consultants in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Dismissal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members of staff at each pay band in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been suspended (i) on full pay and (ii) on sick pay for (A)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the change in the employee headcount in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies in the next 12 months.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were employed by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers at each prison have been (a) dismissed, (b) charged and (c) convicted for smuggling drugs into prison in each of the last...

      Employment Tribunals Service

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

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Information Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many information tribunals have sat in each year since 2004.

      Information Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many information tribunals have sat (a) in public and (b) other than in public in each year since 2004.

      Information Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what legal costs were incurred by the Information Commissioner in respect of the Information Tribunal hearing in relation to the request for information...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations the Legal Services Commission has received on the ability of law firms to deliver legally-aided criminal defence services following...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on the administration of legal aid in each of the last 12 years.

      Legal Aid: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what expenditure his Department has incurred on legal aid payments to foreign nationals involved in cases before the Special Immigration Appeals...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will hold discussions with the Legal Services Commission on its procedures for best value tendering; and if he will make a statement.

      Magistrates Courts: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates clerks were employed in each of the last three years; and how much was spent on employing them in each such year.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) commissioning of public opinion research and (b) contracts with press monitoring...

      National Offender Management Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much of the projected £30 million savings from the Specification, Benchmarking and Costing (SBC) Programme are expected to be made by (a) the...

      National Offender Management Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much of the projected £117 million savings for the National Offender Management Service is expected to be made by (a) the Probation Service,...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average ratio of (a) probation staff to offenders and (b) offender managers to offenders was in each probation service area in each year since...

      National Security Appeals Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many times the National Security Appeals Panel has sat in each year since 2004.

      Office of the Public Guardian

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) resource budget, (b) capital budget, (c) fee income and (d) amount of public funding is for the Office of the Public Guardian in (i)...

      Parole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners in each prison who were eligible for parole had been sitting (i) under a month, (ii) between one and three...

      Political Parties and Elections Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what timetable he anticipates for the commencement of each substantive element of the Political Parties and Elections Bill following Royal Ascent.

      Prisoner Escapes: Sudbury Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have absconded from Sudbury Prison in the last 18 months.

      Prisoner Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what powers he has to reject the recommendation of the Parole Board on the release of a prisoner; and what criteria he uses in deciding whether to...

      Prisoners: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much the Government has paid to prisoners as a consequence of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights on cases relating to parole and...

      Prisoners: Pregnant Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pregnant women there were in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last five years.

      Prisoners: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection have been offered places on courses promoting their rehabilitation in the...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners serving indeterminate sentences for public protection have committed suicide since such sentences were introduced.

      Prisons: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prison officers, (b) staff in governor grades and (c) other staff employed in prisons and young offender institutions have been convicted...

      Public Opinion: Ministry of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent by his Department on (a) focus groups and (b) opinion polling in 2008-09.

      Public Service: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2008, Official Report, column 478W, on misconduct in public office, when he plans to place in the Library a copy...

      Reoffenders: Essex

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

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people convicted of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault were aged (i) under 16, (ii) 16 to 18, (iii) 19 to 65 and (iv) over...

      Social Security Benefits: Disqualification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made in the pilot benefit sanction scheme operated by magistrates' courts; what assessment has been made of the effect of the...

      Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been distributed from the Victims Fund on 2008-09; and which groups received money from the fund for the provision of services to victims of...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many under 18 year olds have been (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for (i) sexual offences, (ii) robbery, (iii) criminal damage, (iv) drug offences...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect of the costs of (a) national and regional management and administration, (b) premises, (c) insurance, (d)...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 622W, on youth custody, if he will issue guidance on the time of day by which juvenile...

      Zuzanna Zommer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will publish a summary of the serious case reviews relating to the murder of Zuzanna Zommer in October 2007; (2) if he will hold an inquiry...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect of the academies programme on the provision of basic skills.

    • Arts: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many trained (a) music, (b) drama and (c) art teachers have been employed in maintained schools in each of the last five years.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent progress his Department has made on its objective of bringing secondary school buildings up to 21st century standards;...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to include sixth form colleges in the Building Schools for the Future programme.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made on Building Schools for the Future projects (a) in progress and (b) planned in Birmingham; and what...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the funding to be allocated to the Building Schools for the Future programme for (a) 2009-10...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been placed in care in the last five years; and what proportion were returned to their parents within two...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average cost to the public purse of meeting the legal requirements associated with placing a...

      Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children went missing from care homes in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will establish mechanisms to track the annual number of cases of (a) violence, (b) sexual abuse, (c) neglect, (d)...

      Children: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of households in poverty with children of school age who do not receive free school...

      Children: Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding the Government has allocated to encourage children in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point to adopt more active...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how he plans to monitor the effectiveness of the provisions of the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 in protecting...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to improve child protection services in Castle Point.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people were on the barred list maintained under the Protection of Children Act 1999 in each of the last five years.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals for automatic, independent and public reviews of any unexpected death or serious injury...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of progress in the implementation of the recommendations of the UN Secretary-General's Study on...

      Children's Centres: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many Sure Start children's centres were operating in (a) Test Valley borough and (b) the City of Southampton on the...

      Citizenship: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what contribution his Department has made to the development of citizenship education in mosque schools through the Islam...

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were taught in classes of more than 30 pupils in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum, (c)...

      Departmental Accountancy

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

      Departmental Budgets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what scenario planning is being undertaken within his Department in relation to possible reductions in its budget; and if he will...

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of employees in his Department (a) are on a flexible working contract and (b) work from home for more than four...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Data Protection

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

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what internal computer databases his Department maintains; and which of them contain personal information.

      Departmental Electronic Education

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been paid in bonuses to staff of each non-departmental body his Department sponsors in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what changes have been made to his Department's (a) office equipment and (b) stationery purchasing policy in the last six months.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress his Department has made in implementing the recommendations of the Glover Report in its procurement processes.

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many employees of his Department and its predecessors have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on education maintenance allowance for (a) 16, (b) 17, (c) 18 and (d) 19 year olds in the most...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in post-16 education in Morecambe and Lunesdale are in receipt of education maintenance allowance.

      Education: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital expenditure from the public purse there has been in the education sector in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency...

      Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school educational visits to (a) national museums and (b) English Heritage sites there have been in each of the last...

      Evolution: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he made of the merits of including learning about evolution in the scientific and technological understanding area...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many fostered children returned home after a period in care in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many children were placed in foster (a) homes and (b) placements outside their borough of residence on the latest date...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils sat an A-level in (a) media studies, (b) psychology, (c) law, (d) mathematics, (e) physics and (f) history...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of year 13 students in comprehensive maintained schools were entered for one or more A-level...

      GCE A-level: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of A-level examinations in (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) mathematics, (d) information and...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in (a) comprehensive and (b) independent schools achieved an A* in GCSE (i) history and (ii) English...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average change was in the percentage of pupils gaining five A* to C GCSE grades in (a) academies and (b) other schools...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils in (a) academies and (b) other schools did not achieve five A* to C GCSE grades in 2008.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils who attended independent schools have been entered for GCSE Latin in each year since...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) when information on how to obtain an abortion was first included in school sex education lessons; at what age pupils are...

      Learning Grid Programmes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effect of Learning Grid programmes on the teaching of science, technology, engineering and...

      Manufacturing the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people will work on the Manufacturing the Future programme in schools when the programme becomes operational; how many...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children from the (a) 10 and (b) 20 per cent. most deprived local authorities who did not attain...

      Outdoor Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to provide children with access to outdoor and adventurous school-related activities.

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding is available to maintained primary schools to meet the cost of providing a free school meal service for all their pupils.

      Qualifications and Curriculum Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what date Dr. Ken Boston offered his resignation from the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority; and on what date it was accepted.

      Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the measures to regulate childcare for children under eight years old contained in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local authority area had (i) no kitchen facilities for...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent assessment is of levels of compliance with his Department's guidance to schools on measures to accommodate...

      Schools for the Future - Inspirational Design for Kitchen and Dining Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's document, Schools for the Future - Inspirational Design for Kitchen and...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school places there are in (a) Hemel Hempstead, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what recent assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policy on the wellbeing of children of the...

      Schools: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if he will make it obligatory for schools to obtain the written consent of a child's parents before assembling biometric...

      Schools: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have been placed in special measures more than once since 1997; and how many of those schools have been closed.

      Schools: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the construction of new school buildings.

      Schools: Governing Bodies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the statement of 30 June 2009, Official Report, columns 165-80, on 21st century schools, how many members he expects...

      Schools: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff there were in local education...

      Schools: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average pupil-to-teacher ratio in maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Hemsworth constituency was in...

      Schools: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what capital funding has been allocated to schools in Hemsworth constituency in each year since 1997.

      Schools: Inspection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, columns 235-6W, on Ofsted: finance, what the projected future costs are...

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to paragraph 2.38, page 40 of his Department's publication, Your child, your schools, our future, what estimate he...

      Schools: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many support staff were employed in English schools in (a) 1997, (b) 2002, (c) 2006 and (d) 2008.

      Schools: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to ensure that school nurses and school health workers are informed of the life-saving service provided by...

      Schools: Output Area Code

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the lower layer super output area code is for each (a) maintained mainstream and (b) independent school in England.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained schools do not have a playing field.

      Schools: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many primary schools in (a) the Vale of York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England have had revenue balances in excess...

      Schools: Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which (a) maintained mainstream schools and (b) independent schools are offering a diploma course in the 2008-09 academic year;...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils' results were exempted from appearing in school league tables in each of the last 10 years.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools were rated unsatisfactory in both of their last two Ofsted inspections; (2) how many schools were rated...

      Schools: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much each local authority spent on taxis to transport children to and from school under each category for which a taxi was...

      Schools: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to page 35 of his Department's publication, Your child, your schools, our future, on the Pupil Guarantee, how many...

      Schools: Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to paragraph 2.22, page 31 of his Department's publication, Your child, your schools, our future, what additional...

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people have been added to List 99 (a) in each of the last five years and (b) by the Independent Safeguarding Authority...

      Science: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will regularly review the effects on levels of attainment in science subjects by children at secondary level of the...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) the maintained mainstream sector and (b) the independent sector had one or more students achieve a...

      Secondary Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities (a) have been selected and (b) are under consideration for participation in the trial of the new...

      Secondary Education: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many hours were spent on sport by secondary school pupils on average in (a) maintained mainstream schools and (b)...

      Sixth Form Education: Lancaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in Lancaster and Wyre constituency received less funding for sixth form places in the final yearly allocations for...

      Social Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many complaints were made against children's social services departments in each local authority area in the latest period for...

      Special Educational Needs: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent progress he has made in increasing the availability of textbooks to blind and partially-sighted children.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 14 to 19 providers formerly part of a diploma consortium have informed his Department that they will no longer be...

      Specialised Diplomas: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils enrolled on each diploma course are entitled to free school meals; and if he will make a statement.

      Specialist Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many specialist history teachers there were in mainstream maintained secondary schools in each of the last 10 years; (2)...

      Sure Start Programme: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) children and (b) families in Hemsworth constituency have received support from his Department's Sure Start...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what support his Department provides to teachers to assist them in educating students in issues related to (a)...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of teachers did not satisfactorily complete their induction year in the latest period for which...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers have been suspended for each reason in each of the last 10 years; (2) how many teachers have been...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average salary of (a) primary and (b) secondary school classroom teachers was in the last year for which figures...

      Teachers: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers have had their annual pension payments reduced as a result of over-estimates of the guaranteed minimum pension...

      Teachers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was paid in golden hellos by the Training and Development Agency for Schools in the last year for which figures are available.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the amount of the tax-free training bursary for people training to be teachers of mathematics will be in (a) 2009-10 and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average annual salary for people begining the Graduate Teacher Programme was in the latest year for which figures are...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps have been taken by the Government with the objective of improving the quality of teaching training since 1997.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many teachers entered the profession via the Graduate Teacher Programme in the latest year for which figures are...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much money has been spent on developing the Masters course in teaching and learning.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students are registered to begin the Masters course in teaching and learning in the next academic year.

      Teaching Methods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of classes in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were set by ability at the most recent date for which...

      Young People: Connexions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of 13 to 19 year olds received one-to-one careers guidance from a Connexions adviser in each local authority in...

      Young people: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 1018W, on young people: unemployed, how many and what proportion...

      Youth Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) capital and (b) other expenditure from the public purse per 1,000 of the population between 11 and 18 years old was in...

  • Home Department

    • Health and Safety Executive: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of the last inspection report of the Health and Safety Executive by (a) the Office of the...

    • Identity and Passport Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Identity and Passport Service and its predecessors have cost the public purse in each of the last 12 years; and how many...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in each court service area aged (i) between 10 and 12 years, (ii) between 13 and 16 years, (iii) between...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) men and (b) women aged (i) under 31, (ii) 31 to 40, (iii) 41 to 50, (iv) 51 to 60, (v) 61 to 70 and (vi) over 70 years...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 10 to 12, (ii) 12 to 16, (iii) 16 to 18, (iv) 18 to 24 and (v) over 24 years have been issued...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many successful prosecutions there were for selling alcohol to people under the age of 18 years from (a) on-licence and (b) off-licence...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last reviewed his Department's performance in applying its policy of refinement, replacement and reductions in respect of animal...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 16, (ii) between 16 and 19, (iii) between 20 and 25, (iv) between 26 and 30, (v) between...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which benefits in (a) cash and (b) kind his Department provides for asylum seekers awaiting a decision on their case who are (i) single,...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of legacy asylum applications which will be decided by the 2011 target date.

      Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of stay of a child aged 16 years or under in an immigration removal centre was in each of the last four years.

      Asylum Seekers: Detention of Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children aged 16 years and under were detained in each asylum and immigration centre in each month in each of the last two years.

      Asylum: Bahrain

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Bahrain nationals have been granted asylum in the UK.

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an assessment of the merits of granting children who have remained in their country of origin while their parents have...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an assessment of the merits of extending the right to automatic family reunion to people claiming asylum from persecution who...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an assessment of the merits of granting children who have remained in their country of origin and who have reached the age of...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted UK citizenship in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have had their British citizenship revoked by his Department since 19 February 2001; and how many such individuals have...

      Community Relations

      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, what the title is of each of the...

      Crime: West Yorkshire Police Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate for West Yorkshire police force was in each year since 1996-97.

      Crimes of Violence: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) crimes of violence against the person and (b) crimes were recorded in (i) West Yorkshire and (ii) Hemsworth constituency in...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to end the system of enhanced Criminal Records Bureau disclosures; and if he will make a statement.

      Criminal Records Bureau: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals in each region have undergone (a) two, (b) three, (c) four and (d) five or more standard or enhanced Criminal...

      Criminal Records Bureau: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by the Criminal Records Bureau was to undertake checks in respect of individuals applying for posts which would...

      Cyber Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure that measures adopted to protect cyber security respect human rights.

      Cyber Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how the Cyber Security Operations Centre will work in co-operation with the Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence.

      Cyber Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how he plans to improve knowledge of cyber security among (a) citizens, (b) businesses and (c) other Government Departments; (2)...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition his Department uses of (a) cyber terrorism and (b) cyber warfare.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce levels of (a) cyber attacks and (b) other cross-jurisdictional crimes affecting the UK.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cyber attacks have been detected against (a) his Department and (b) the UK Border Agency in the last five years.

      Cyberspace

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has held with his US and European counterparts on a multilateral approach to securing cyberspace.

      Departmental Accountancy

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

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many facilities management contracts have been let by his Department in each of the last 12 years.

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff at each pay band in his Department and its agencies had been (a) suspended on full pay and (b) on sick pay for...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the nationalities are of employees based in his Department's Abu Dhabi hub.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Nurseries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what crèche facilities his Department provides for its employees working in Whitehall.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2009 , Official Report, columns 1639-40W, on official cars, how many of the cars (a) owned and (b) leased...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hours the Minister of State, Borders and Immigration, spent on his Ministerial duties in the week beginning 7 June 2009.

      Deportation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2009, Official Report, column 72W, on immigration: deportation, what the cost to the public purse was of...

      Deportation: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much compensation has been awarded to foreign national prisoners held in custody beyond the expiry of their sentence while awaiting...

      Deportation: Zimbabwe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's policy is on deporting people to Zimbabwe.

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Norfolk of 2 July 2009, Official Report, column 404W, on detainees, if he will make it...

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each police authority area were found to be driving (a) without a licence, (b) without insurance, (c) under the...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the volume of (a) heroin, (b) cocaine and (c) cannabis to have entered the UK without detection...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate his Department has made of the volume of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine to have been smuggled into the UK by each method...

      Emergency Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the name is of each Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 whose emergency procedures the Department has checked...

      Entry Clearance Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many entry clearance officers based in (a) Pakistan and (b) the Abu Dhabi visa hub are fluent in the (i) Punjabi and (ii) Pashto language.

      Entry Clearance Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many translators work in support of entry clearance officers in (a) Pakistan and (b) Abu Dhabi.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) the London Borough of Hillingdon, (b) Greater London and (c) England applied for leave to remain in the UK outside...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many face-to-face interviews with visa applicants from (a) Afghanistan and (b) Pakistan have been conducted by entry clearance officers...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency visa risk assessment officers in Abu Dhabi are working in (a) Canada, (b) Nigeria, (c) Kazakhstan and (d) New...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether an academic institution is required to register as a sponsor under the new tier 4 immigration rules if all the courses they offer for...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many decisions by entry clearance officers have been overturned by a Minister in each year since 1997.

      Entry Clearances: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints each visa hub has received on the issue of visas to applicants in each of the last three years.

      Entry Clearances: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the merits of allowing visa applications to be made at the British Embassy in Pristina.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of foreign students enrolled at colleges not listed on the UK Border Agency's accreditation...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas students of each (a) age, (b) sex and (c) nationality have been granted visas to study in the UK in each of the last...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether regulations under Tier 4 of the points-based immigration system apply in the case of students who enter the UK for a study period of...

      Extra-curricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps his Department has taken to provide after-school activities for young people.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) highly-skilled migrants and (b) dependants of highly-skilled migrants of each nationality were given leave to enter the...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many historic crimes were solved at each Forensic Science Service site in each of the last 10 years.

      Forensic Science: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's paper on the risk modelling of in-house forensic services provided by police forces.

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of which requests for information received by his Department in 2008 under the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000...

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Government Departments: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent reports he has received on cyber attacks on Government websites in (a) South Korea and (b) the US; (2) what estimate he...

      Home Office Property Group: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people are employed in the Home Office Property Group; and what the staffing costs of the group were in the last 12 months.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Inter Departmental Ministerial Group last met to discuss human trafficking; and how many times the group has met to discuss human...

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's computers were compromised by malicious software in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many trojan computer programmes have been detected on (a) Home Office, (b) UK Border Agency and (c) Immigration and Passport...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time for processing (a) immigration and (b) citizenship applications was in the latest period for which figures...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are awaiting decisions on their immigration status while present in the UK from each country of origin.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with his French counterpart on immigration matters; and if he will make a statement.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to paragraph 8.19 of the United Kingdom's Strategy for Countering International Terrorism, published in March 2009, what...

      Internet: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent assessment is of the extent of use of cyberspace by terrorist and violent extremists in the UK.

      Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports he has received from the police on the extent to which telephone taps undertaken on behalf of media organisations are made in...

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter to his predecessor of 9 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Ms R...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when the visa enquiry office of the Islamabad consulate plans to reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's correspondence of 17...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) when he plans to reply to the letter to the Minister of State of 19 May 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Metal: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce levels of theft of metal in England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Minister for Identity

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what temporary arrangements have been made to cover the responsibilities of the Minister for Identity.

      National Police Improvement Agency: Pay

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

      National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has provided to the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse in each of the last five years.

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) other overseas counterparts on the establishment of a single list of...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the maximum sum payable in support under the Facilitated Returns Scheme is; (2) how much has been spent in support under the...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals who (a) were suspected of being involved in terrorist-related activity and (b) have completed terrorist-related...

      Official Residences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 March 2009, Official Report, column 78W, on official residences, how...

      Passports: Forgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fake British passports (a) containing and (b) not containing biometric information have been recovered by (i) the police, (ii) the...

      Police National Intelligence and Co-ordination Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has allocated to the Police National Intelligence and Co-ordination Centre in each year since its establishment; and...

      Police Pledge Publicity Campaign: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total budget for marketing, public relations, communications and advertising is for the 2009 police pledge publicity campaign.

      Police: Gwent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed in Gwent in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2008-09.

      Police: Journalists

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of incidents of police officers selling to journalists information obtained through their official duties his Department has...

      Police: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent (a) police officers, (b) police community support officers and (c) police civilian staff were employed by...

      Police: Torfaen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers are employed in Torfaen.

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners released from a mandatory life sentence in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008 were deported or removed.

      Right of Abode: European Economic Area

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time taken to process an application for an EEA residence permit was in the latest period for which figures are...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) between 17 and 24 years, (ii) between 25 and 30 years, (iii) between 31 and 35 years, (iv)...

      Roads: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason the Metropolitan Police closed Finchley road in London on 9 July 2009; on whose authority; and what efforts were made to...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the detection rate has been for cases of (a) rape and (b) sexual assault in each police force area in each year since 1997.

      Terrorism: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of known terrorist plots in the United Kingdom have a connection with Afghanistan; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Terrorism: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of known terrorist plots in the United Kingdom have a connection with Helmand province.

      Travel: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1092W, on travel: personal records, what steps his Department plans to...

      UK Border Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Chief Executive of the UK Border Agency plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead dated 5 January 2009...

      Vetting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of criminal record certificates provided by the Criminal Records Bureau in each of the last three years were...

      Vetting: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time taken by the Criminal Records Bureau to process a request for (a) a criminal record certificate and (b) an enhanced...

      Visas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department was of issuing (a) short- and (b) long-term visitor visas in each country in each year since 2000.

      Visas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what revenue has been collected from (a) short- and (b) long-term visitor visa applicants from each country in each year since 2000.

      Visas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost has been of a (a) short-term visitor visa for (i) single and (ii) multiple entry and (b) long-term visitor visa for (A) one...

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa applications were received by the visa section in Islamabad in each of the last 12 months.

      Visas: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average elapsed between an applicant in Pakistan applying for each type of visa and a decision on that application being made in...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question 259199 tabled by the hon. Member for Southend West on 23 February 2009 on the British Nationality (Honorary...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question (a) 273961, (b) 273962, (c) 273963 and (d) 273964, tabled on 5 May 2009, on the Cabinet meeting in Glasgow.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer (a) Question 281217, tabled on 16 June 2009, on visa applications at Pristina, (b) Question 281218, tabled on 16...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question (a) 279500 and (b) 279501, on Demos, tabled on 11 June 2009.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to respond to question 275375 from the hon. Member for Hemel Hempstead on correspondence with the UK Border Agency on asylum...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Office of Cyber Security plans to take to raise awareness of cyber security in the Government.

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what percentage of employees in her Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay is of (i) male and (ii) female employees.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many jobseeker's allowance claimants aged (a) 18 to 21 and (b) 22 to 24 years old in each Jobcentre Plus district have been unemployed for up to...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which events in the Arts Council's 2010 Cultural Olympiad will take place in former coalfield communities (a) in Nottinghamshire and...

    • Arts Council of England: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England awarded in grants in 2008-09.

      Arts: Apprentices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many apprenticeships have been created in the creative industries since the launch of his Department's Creative Britain strategy in...

      Arts: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effect of the recession on the creative industries.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards creating a 14-to-25 academic hub for the creative industries.

      Arts: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards developing the five centres of excellence in creative skills announced as part of his Department's...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the monetary value of exports of services by the creative industries was in each of the last five years; and what the estimated...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the contribution of the creative industries to the UK's gross domestic product in each of the last five...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the economic growth rate in the creative industries has been in each of the last five years; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Arts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of redundancies in the creative industries in the last 12 months.

      Arts: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people have been employed in the creative industries in each of the last five years.

      Bookmakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2008, Official Report, column 1046W, on bookmakers, whether the outstanding issues have been resolved...

      Boxing: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make an assessment of restrictions on participation in boxing at competition level by people with insulin-dependent diabetes.

      Broadband: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to provide the universal service obligation in respect of access to a broadband connection in...

      Casinos: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, columns 139-40W, on casinos: licensing, when he plans to issue guidance to...

      Cricket: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many maintained (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have cricket as part of their physical education curriculum.

      Culture: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made towards every child taking part in five hours of cultural activity each week; and what estimate he has made...

      Damian McBride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what date he last met Mr. Damian McBride in the course of his official duties.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of employees in his Department (a) are on a flexible working contract, (b) are on a job share employment contract and...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what procedures his Department and its agencies have to assess the cost- effectiveness of grants which they make.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 49W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b) versions...

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made in modifying television transmitters in (a) Wales and (b) the rest of the UK for the digital...

      EC Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his Department is...

      English Folk Dance and Song Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will have discussions with the English Folk Dance and Song Society on promoting England's traditional folk culture; and if he will...

      English Heritage: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate English Heritage has made of the likely effects on its level of expenditure from changes to the terms and conditions of...

      English Heritage: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to reallocate savings arising from changes in the terms and conditions of English Heritage staff working at its...

      Gambling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects his Department to finalise its conclusions on the measures required to ensure a level playing field for British gambling...

      Gaming Machines: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he had with HM Treasury on the regulation of the use of Category C amusement machines between his Department's...

      Heritage and Culture Sector Club

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, columns 637-8W, on Heritage and Culture Sector Club: Visit Britain, how many...

      Hotels: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on bed and breakfast proprietors of the implementation of VisitBritain's concierge...

      Itv

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the residual value of the ITV licence after digital switchover.

      ITV: Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his most recent estimate is of the cost to ITV of its (a) public service obligation and (b) public service obligation in respect...

      Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many premises in Greater London have had a licence to sell alcohol withdrawn since the implementation of the Licensing Act 2003.

      Music: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much of the £500,000 funding announced in December 2007 to set up music rehearsal spaces has been (a) allocated and (b) spent...

      National Lottery: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of Lottery funding for good causes has been awarded to organisations operating in (a) Sunderland and (b) England in...

      Olympic Games 2012: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on the eligibility of players from the four home nations for selection for a Great Britain...

      Pay Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects Ofcom (a) to conclude its pay TV market investigation and (b) to publish its final remedies regarding the pay TV market.

      Renaissance Programme for Museums: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to publish the income and expenditure accounts of the Renaissance programme for museums for each year since 2002.

      Ryder Cup: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has to meet the Welsh Assembly Government to discuss the hosting of the Ryder Cup tournament in 2010.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what provisions in (a) his Department's funding agreement with Sport England and (b) Sport England's guidance to national governing...

      Sports: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to encourage young people to participate in sport in the last 12 months.

      Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which local authorities have applied for funding under the Government's free swimming initiative.

      Telecommunications: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many requests for communications data were made by Ofcom to communication service providers (CSPs) under the (a) Wireless...

      Television: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether implementation of his Department's proposals for a contained contestable element of the television licence fee would require the...

      Television: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether implementation of his Department's proposals for the allocation of a proportion of the projected digital switchover help scheme...

      Theatre: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free theatre tickets have been given out to young people in each region since the launch of the A Night Less Ordinary Scheme in...

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department allocated for development of the tourism sector in each region of England in each year since 2003.

      World Cup: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the budget is for the (a) office, (b) staffing costs and (c) other expenditure of the Prime Minister's Special Representative to...

      World Cup: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the responsibilities of the Prime Minister's Special Representative to the 2018 World Cup Bid are; and if he will make a statement.

      World Cup: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many overseas visits the Prime Minister's Special Representative for the 2018 World Cup Bid has undertaken; at what cost; and what...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times the police have been called out to accident and emergency departments in each NHS trust area because of disorderly conduct by patients in...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many prescriptions of drugs for the treatment of alcohol dependency were dispensed in each of the last five years; (2) how many and what...

      Analgesics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on analgesic drugs in each of the last three years.

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 14 May 2007, Official Report, columns 574-5W, on blood: contamination, what steps he has taken to identify the reasons...

      Cardiovascular System: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on new techniques for identifying cardiovascular risk in children; and at...

      Cardiovascular System: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to assist the screening of children for cardiovascular problems.

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Norfolk of 12 February 2009, Official Report, columns 2165-66W, on cardiovascular systems: screening,...

      Cardiovascular System: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will develop national templates to assist primary care trusts in delivering vascular checks in (a) general practice surgeries, (b) community...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care homes obtained each score against each of the national minimum standards in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps he has taken to assist carers.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that primary care trusts use funding provided for respite for carers; (2) what estimate he has made of the number...

      Carers: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of young carers; and if he will make a statement.

      Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment spent on staffing in each of the last five...

      Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) part-time staff are employed by the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment; (2)...

      Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the salary of each member of the Board of the Committee on Medical Effects of Air Pollutants was in each of the last five years; (2) how much...

      Council for Healthcare Regulatory Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to patient and service user groups on claiming for travel costs associated with attendance at meetings of the Council for...

      Counselling: Essex

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

      Damian McBride

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

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the report on prescribing of anti-psychotic medication commissioned by his Department; what steps his Department plans to take to...

      Dementia: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for the future level of funding for dementia research; and what matters relating to such funding will be discussed at the forthcoming...

      Dental Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to provide guidance on dental hygiene to children.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients received dental treatment on the NHS in (a) St Ives constituency, (b) Cornwall and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

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

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on Royal Mail services in each of the last two years.

      Diabetes: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will provide guidance for people with diabetes on eating recommended daily amounts of fresh fruit and vegetables.

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many drug-related finished hospital admissions with a primary or secondary diagnosis of road traffic accidents there have been for (a) males and (b)...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with pharmaceutical manufacturers on the availability of medicines; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many reported incidents of overdoses of prescription drugs there have been of under 18 year olds in (a) England, (b) the North-East and (c)...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what treatments are provided by the NHS for problem drug users; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 478W, on drugs rehabilitation, how many people in each age group dependent on each drug in...

      Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the recent letter from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health Services to strategic health...

      EU Law

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

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the economy of physical inactivity since 2002.

      Eyesight: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pensioners in Hemsworth have received free eye tests since they were introduced.

      Food: Chemical Analysis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will have discussions with Tower Hamlets Council on its budgetary provision for the chemical analysis of food.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the reasons are for the reduction in the number of public analysts in the last 10 years; and if he will make a statement.

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Food Standards Agency's review of public analyst services has not been completed; when he expects it will be completed; and if he...

      Food: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the performance of local authorities in monitoring food safety and enforcing food safety standards.

      General Practitioners: Home Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage GPs to make home visits outside surgery hours.

      General Practitioners: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP practices in (a) Lancashire and (b) England are closed at lunchtimes on weekdays.

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Haemophilia: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of implementing in full the recommendation of the Archer Inquiry into Contaminated Blood and Blood Products on...

      Haemophilia: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many haemophiliacs known to have been infected with HIV through contaminated blood products were alive on the latest date for which figures are...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to respond to the results of his Department's consultation on proposals on eligibility of overseas visitors for free primary medical...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill 1990

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each document in his Department's file INW0014/0030/0008/VO1 HF&E Bill 1990 Lords Consideration of...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions of patients of each age group there were in Suffolk where the primary or secondary diagnosis was drug-related in each of the...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital admissions and (b) finished consultant episodes there were (i) in England and (ii) at (A) Ashford Hospital, (B) Hillingdon...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for (a) in-patient admissions and (b) first outpatient appointments was in each speciality in (i) Derbyshire County...

      Hospitals: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has undertaken into levels of availability of medical services in hospitals at weekends.

      Human-Animal Hybrid Embryos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what legislative provisions govern the examination of human admixed embryos which have been stored in licensed premises for the purposes of investigating...

      Independent Reconfiguration Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many staff the Independent Reconfiguration Panel employs; and how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) part-time staff there are; (2) how...

      Independent Reconfiguration Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers in his Department last met staff of the Independent Reconfiguration Panel.

      Influenza: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what public awareness campaigns his Department has undertaken in respect of the (a) interim and (b) full National Pandemic Flu Service; what steps he...

      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, what plans he has to promote the Knowing the symptoms...

      KPMG

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to KPMG in each month of the last five years.

      Meat Hygiene Service: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were made redundant from the Meat Hygiene Service in the last 12 months.

      Methadone: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions for methanol poisoning were recorded in each region in each of the last five years.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date his Department agreed to support Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust in its application for foundation trust status; which Minister...

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the membership was of his Department's Applications Committee at the time at which the Committee discussed foundation status for the Mid...

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Monitor has spent on external consultancy services in each of the last five years.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Monitor has spent on staffing in each of the last five years.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) part-time staff are employed by Monitor.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers in his Department last met staff of Monitor.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of Monitor, the Independent Regulator of NHS Foundation Trusts, was in each of the last five years.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the office premises for Monitor was in each of the last five years.

      Monitor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary of each member of the board of the Monitor was in each of the last five years.

      Neurology: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of his Department's budget was spent on research into (a) Parkinson's Disease and (b) all degenerative neurological conditions in (i)...

      NHS Blood and Transplant

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will instruct NHS Blood and Transplant to adopt pathogen inactivation for (a) civilian and (b) military blood supplies; and if he will make a...

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers in his Department last met staff from the NHS Business Services Authority.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of the NHS Business Services Authority was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of office premises for the NHS Business Services Authority was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary of each member of the board of the NHS Business Services Authority was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Business Services Authority spent on staff in each of the last five years.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff the NHS Business Services Authority employs; and how many of those are (a) full-time and (b) part-time.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Business Services Authority spent on external consultancy in each of the last five years.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many calls NHS Direct has received in each week of 2009.

      NHS Healthcare Innovation Expo

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2009, Official Report, columns 217-8W, on the NHS Innovation Expo, how many NHS staff attended the event; and how much...

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the annual salary of each member of the board of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement spent on staffing in each of the last five years.

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers in his Department last met staff of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement.

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has spent on external consultancy services in each of the last five years.

      NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) part- time staff the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement employs.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers in his Department last met staff of the NHS Litigation Authority.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the budget of the NHS Litigation Authority was in each of the last five years; (2) what the salary of each member of the board of the NHS...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the office premises for the NHS Litigation Authority in (a) Holborn and (b) Harrogate was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff the NHS Litigation Authority employs; and how many of those are (a) full-time and (b) part-time.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the annual accounts for the NHS Litigation Authority for 2008-09 will be published.

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Litigation Authority spent on external consultants in each of the last five years.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency spent on external consultancy services in each of the last five years.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the budget of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the (a) Chester, (b) London office and (c) Reading office premises of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency was in each of the last...

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary of each member of the board of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency was in each of the last five years.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency spent on staffing in each of the last five years.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time equivalent and (b) part- time staff are employed by the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.

      NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when Ministers in his Department last met staff of the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency.

      NHS: Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 692W, on NHS accountancy, what assessment he has made of the effects on the revenue of NHS...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his response is to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency consultation MLX357, on the medicines' supply chain, completed in March 2009.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts have a pharmaceutical needs assessment in place.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is his policy that the balance of the £750 million of capital expenditure for community hospitals over five years announced by his...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the community hospital capital projects which have been approved under the £750 million of capital expenditure for community...

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department takes to validate the qualifications of clinicians from outside the EU who seek to work in the NHS.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which Minister signed off each business case for the NHS IT programme approved since 2002.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which organisations his Department has sought advice on the NHS national IT programme; and what advice each such organisation has provided.

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in performance-related bonuses to staff in (a) his Department, (b) non-departmental public bodies which his Department sponsored and...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether it is in accordance with Government policy that NHS managers who reduce doctors working hours to 48 hours to comply with the European Working Time...

      NHS: Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information he has received that NHS managers are exerting pressure on doctors to state that their working hours are compliant with the 48 hours...

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make copies of the publication on medical management during effective weight loss available to NHS staff working with the obese; and if he will...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days were taken up by patients with a diagnosis code of (a) E660, (b) E661, (c) E662, (d) E668 and (e) E669 in each (i) region and (ii)...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there have been for diagnosis codes of (a) E660, (b) E661, (c) E662, (d) E668 and (e) E669 for (i) males and (ii)...

      Palliative Care: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data are used by NHS healthcare commissioners to determine the demand for specialist palliative and neurological care in Tamworth constituency.

      Pharmacy: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with pharmacists on his Department's proposals to replace the prescription item threshold system with a scale of remuneration...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to specify medicines to be excluded from the provisions of his Department's proposed generic substitution arrangements.

      Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much money his Department has spent on the treatment of (a) drug, (b) alcohol, (c) smoking and (d) gambling addictions in each of the last five years.

      Respiratory System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 479W, on the respiratory system, if he will break down the figures provided by age group.

      Sexual Dysfunction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions of each type of drug for the treatment of erectile dysfunction were dispensed in each of the last five years.

      Smoking: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the effects of tobacco displays in shops on rates of smoking amongst young people.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on the National Pandemic Flu line in 2009-10; and how many staff he expects will be employed to...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to his oral statement of 2 July 2009, Official Report, columns 503-04, on swine flu update, against what criteria primary care trust readiness...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authority resilience and civil contingency planning in relation to the swine influenza outbreak.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will direct each mental health and learning disability trust to publish its contingency plans to deal with swine influenza.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to the public on those groups which are most vulnerable to contracting swine influenza.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of which groups of workers in the public sector are most vulnerable to contracting swine influenza.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the ability of primary care trusts to cope with swine influenza outbreaks in their areas.

      Swine Flu: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many courses of antivirals have been dispensed for the treatment of swine influenza since 2 July 2009; and how many of these have been given to (a)...

      Swine Flu: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been given to primary and secondary schools in Lancashire on swine influenza.

      Swine Flu: Morecambe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of swine influenza had been diagnosed in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency by the latest date for which figures are available.

      Swine Flu: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of swine influenza have been confirmed in each North West primary care trust area.

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects a programme of vaccinations against swine influenza to begin.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish his Department's consultation document on the future of tobacco control.

      Vulnerable Adults: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the (a) membership and (b) remit is of the (i) Programme Board and (ii) Advisory Board for the No Secrets review; on what dates each board...

      Vulnerable Adults: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were on the barred list maintained under the Protection of Vulnerable Adults scheme in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Wakefield NHS Trust: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses, (d) other professional staff, (e) administrative and...

      Wakefield NHS Trust: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for (a) elective in- patient admission and (b) first out-patient appointment in each speciality at Wakefield NHS Trust...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of Ofgem's ruling of March 2009 on biodiesel, glycerol and the Renewables...

    • British Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) with reference to paragraph 6 of the notes to editors of his Department's press release of 2 April 2008, whether each British Gas...

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the levels of carbon dioxide emissions resulting from (a) heating for buildings and (b) air...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) short-term and (b) long-term plans the Government have to contribute towards meeting the goal of reducing global greenhouse...

      Carbon Trust: Energy Saving Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) of 25 March 2009, Official Report, column 497W, on the...

      Coal Investment Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department plans to introduce a new scheme to replace the Coal Investment Aid Scheme.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009.

      Departmental Campaigns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what public campaigns have been undertaken by his Department since its establishment; and what the (a) resource, (b) capital...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what discussions he has had with his special adviser on feed-in tariffs as part of his Department's new Climate Change Strategy;...

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Tunbridge Wells (Greg Clark) of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on...

      Departmental Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many employees of his Department have been posted to work in offices of hon. Members of each political party since its inception.

      Departmental Work Experience

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

      E.ON: Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many of his Department's employees accepted corporate hospitality from E.ON in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008; how many have done so in...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what monitoring his Department is undertaking of the effects on (a) payment method preference, (b) levels of debt and (c) levels of...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what evidence his Department has received from the Energy Retail Association on the costs of those smart metering; and what further...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which energy providers supply smart meters to their residential customers free of charge.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) how many households were on a social tariff from their energy supplier in each of the last five years; (2) what estimate he has...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what representations he has received on (a) the adequacy of notice given to energy consumers of energy price rises and (b) the length...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the performance of Ofgem in its regulation of British Gas tariff changes; and if he will make a...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, columns 719-20W, on energy: prices, if he will estimate the number of people...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department is providing to finance the mandated social price support for household energy, as announced on page 12 of...

      Environment Ministers: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the outcomes were of the conference of Environment Ministers held in Greenland in July 2009; and what papers his Department...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on (a) the form in which and (b) the level to which industrialised countries should increase expenditure on...

      Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to which forestry activities the declaration on international climate negotiations at the UK-French summit in Evian on 6 July 2009 referred.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to reduce fuel poverty if energy prices increase in winter 2009-10.

      Fuels: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of (a) oil, (b) gas, (c) coal and (d) uranium used in power plants came from (i) UK resources and (ii) imported...

      Gloucestershire Energy Strategy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in implementing the Gloucestershire Energy Strategy; and what recent discussions his Department has had...

      Housing: Air Conditioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department collects on the number of homes in the UK which have domestic air conditioning installed; and in what...

      Industrial Diseases: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many cases of (a) chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and (b) vibration white finger there are in the post code area (i) NG20...

      Insulation: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding is available to local authorities for programmes for loft insulation (a) in (i) private and (ii) public residential...

      Liquefied Petroleum Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the UK Low Carbon Transition Plan on families who use liquefied petroleum gas as a...

      Low Carbon Buildings Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the £45 million announced in Budget 2009 for the Low Carbon Buildings Programme is projected to be spent in 2009-10.

      Low Carbon Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.28 of Budget 2009, how the £155 million of funding allocated to his Department for low-carbon energy...

      National Decommissioning Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much and what proportion of the National Decommissioning Authority's budget has been spent on funding university research in each...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to answer Question 280802, tabled on 16 June 2009, on coolant leaks and fires at UK nuclear installations.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) cost to date and (b) future cost to the public purse of decommissioning nuclear power stations;...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much in fines the Nuclear Inspectorate has imposed on (a) companies, (b) local authorities and (c) individuals in respect of...

      Nuclear Power: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for Castle Point (Bob Spink), of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 38, on the G8...

      Nuclear Power: Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the very small risks are which his Department has judged new nuclear power plants would pose in respect of safety, health,...

      Nuclear Power: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the level of security of UK nuclear facilities from radiation leaks in the last 10 years; and if he will...

      Nuclear Power: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what categories of costs will be included in the full share of waste management and disposal cost, which energy companies funding,...

      Nuclear Reactors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how close to sea level each of the UK's (a) existing and (b) planned (i) nuclear reactors and (ii) nuclear waste storage facilities...

      Ofgem: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with Ofgem on the Scottish Power Pay in Advance tariff; and what his policy is on the licensing of Scottish...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of the UK's electricity demand he expects to be met from electricity generation supported by new feed-in tariffs by 2020.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change where his Department's Office for Renewable Energy Deployment will be based; who its director is; how many staff at each grade it will...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of (a) energy and (b) electricity in (i) the UK and (ii) each region came from renewable sources in each year since 1997.

      Renewable Energy: Hampshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to exploit renewable sources of energy in the ceremonial county of Hampshire; and whether sites have been identified...

      Renewable Energy: Ministerial Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the hon. Member for Nottingham South (Alan Simpson) was appointed to the post of special adviser on renewable energy and feed-in...

      River Severn: Tidal Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to publish the Government's response to the public consultation on the scope of the Severn Tidal Power feasibility study.

      Strategic Siting Assessment Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of the Strategic Siting Assessment Programme; and what proportion of that cost has been recovered from applicant...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on each of the Gateway Reviews conducted in relation to the Warm Front scheme.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of each of the last six half-yearly audit reports on the Warm Front scheme produced by White...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 April 2009, Official Report, column 327W, on the Warm Front scheme, if he will place in the Library a...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people in (a) Derbyshire and (b) West Derbyshire constituency are eligible for a grant for insulation and heating...

      Warm Front Scheme: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many new (a) oil boilers and (b) liquefied petroleum gas boilers have been installed under the Warm Front programme in each year...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Architects Registration Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many full-time equivalent employees the Architects Registration Board employs; what its budget for 2009-10 is; and how...

    • Bed and Breakfast Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families with children were accommodated in bed and breakfast accommodation in each local authority area in each of the...

      Council Tax: Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward legislative proposals to exempt from liability for council tax payments unemployed spouses of...

      Damian McBride

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in June 2009.

      Departmental Board Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether each of his Department's non-executive directors has made a declaration of political activity.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of employees in his Department (a) are on a flexible working contract, (b) are on a job share employment...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Gershon efficiency savings his Department has made in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's budget is for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and what changes have been made to previous plans for the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 485W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names and (b)...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on Royal Mail services in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Procurement

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the responsibilities are of each Minister in his Department.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Minister in his Department is responsible for (a) Travellers, (b) Pathfinder Housing Market Renewal and (c) the QE2...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Ministerial responsibilities relating to local government are of Lord McKenzie of Luton as Parliamentary Under...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what guidance has been published by his Department on waste policy in eco-towns; (2) what guidance has been published by...

      Eco-Towns: Middle Quinton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 July 2009, on eco-towns and zero carbon homes, if he will withdraw the...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued on the use of empty dwelling management orders in respect of empty dwellings occupied by...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which his...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which fire authorities have entered into contracts with private sector companies to provide fire cover in the event of...

      Fires: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 454W, on...

      Fires: Domestic Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 3 July 2009, Official Report, column 454W, on...

      Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department and its agencies hold on the proportion and number of households with access to private gardens.

      Gardens: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what planning provision he intends to make to regulate the use of back gardens for the landing of helicopters; (2) what...

      Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what locations the regional spatial strategies submitted to his Department propose a review of green belt protection with a...

      Green Belt: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to protect (a) green belts and (b) green open spaces in (i) Huntingdonshire and (ii)...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of home condition reports that were completed in each of the last three years.

      Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of people of no fixed abode in each region in England.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the salary is of each (a) board member and (b) executive team member of the (i) Homes and Communities Agency and (ii)...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many (a) board members and (b) employees of (i) the Homes and Communities Agency and (ii) the Tenant Services...

      Housing Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers local authorities have to set up housing associations.

      Housing Investment Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing investment trusts have been established since 1996.

      Housing Market

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many residential properties were sold in England in 2008-09; and what estimate his Department has made of the number of such...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes were built in (a) Hemel Hempstead, (b) Dacorum and (c) Hertfordshire in each of the last eight quarters.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses in each of the millennium villages have been built; and in what locations.

      Housing: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who the members are of the Housing our Ageing Population Panel for Innovation established by the Homes and Communities Agency;...

      Housing: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 203W, on housing: expenditure, how much his Department plans to...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many houses provided under the National Affordable Housing Programme 2008-11 under projects with starts in London after...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes he expects to be sold under the HomeBuy Direct scheme.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many HomeBuy Direct sales there were in each of the last three months.

      LLM Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 22 June 2009, Official Report, column 651W, on LLM Communications, whether LLM Communications...

      Local Government Delivery Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 12 June 2009, Official Report, column 1061W, on the Local Government Delivery Council, if he will...

      Local Government: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what datastreams which are not in the National Indicator set his Department collects from local authorities.

      Local Government: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) on how many occasions each local authority in England (a) issued a court order and (b) authorised bailiff action in...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take to reduce the cost of the Local Government Pension Scheme to the public purse.

      Monuments: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued to local authorities on protection of war memorials from redevelopment.

      National Housing and Planning Advice Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent employees the National Housing and Planning Advice Unit employs; what its budget for 2009-10 is;...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses have claimed (a) small business rate relief, (b) mandatory relief, (c) discretionary relief, (d) rural...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will revise the £15,000 upper limit for empty property rate relief to take account of the number of businesses...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of businesses in England and Wales with a rateable value of over £15,000 in...

      Opencast Mining: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many opencast mining planning applications he has (a) approved and (b) refused between July 2008 and July 2009.

      Ordnance Survey: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent employees are employed by Ordnance Survey.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate was made of the cost of preparation of environmental impact assessments (EIAs) to those submitting planning...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for legislation to allow local authorities to extend the life of planning permissions.

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance he has issued to planning authorities to take account of (a) travel considerations, (b) energy conservation and...

      Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued on the definition of the (a) front and (b) back of a property for the purposes of the...

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what effect delays in introducing regional spatial strategies will have on his Department's allocation of growth point funding...

      Retail Trade: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for (a) abolition of the needs test and (b) publication of final planning guidance on out-of-town retail...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will undertake a privacy impact assessment in relation to the extension of the National Register of Social Housing.

      Social Rented Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what regional targets have been set for affordable housing (a) starts and (b) completions in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11; how...

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment he has made of the likely effects of giving priority to local people on housing waiting lists on the...

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether an equality impact assessment has been prepared for the proposals for giving priority to local people on housing...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in each client group received a Supporting People grant in each of the last three years.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of the expenditure on Supporting People grants was allocated to each eligible client group in each of the last...

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what resources his Department has provided to local authorities to make proposals under section 2 of the Sustainable Communities...

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what provisions of the Sustainable Communities Act 2007 have been taken into account in planning guidance issued to planning...

      Tenancy Deposit Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what key performance indicators are used by his Department to measure the performance of the Deposit Protection Service;...

      Tenancy Deposit Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the budget of the Deposit Protection Service is for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Tenancy Deposit Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) landlords and (b) lettings agents were registered with the Deposit Protection Service in each month since the...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether authorised Traveller camps may be built on green belt land.

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, column 756W, on Travelling people: caravan sites, if he will publish...

      Tree Preservation Orders: Thundersley Common

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many tree protection orders have been granted for trees on Thundersley Common in the last 10 years; and if he will make a...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2009, Official Report, column 1065W, on adult education, how much was spent on...

    • Adult Education: Suffolk

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many adults have (a) enrolled in adult and community learning programmes and (b) participated in further...

      Adult Learning Grant

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in each age group received an adult learning grant in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Advantage West Midlands: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department allocated to Advantage West Midlands in each of the last five years; and what funding his...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to increase the number of apprenticeships.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much he expects his Department to spend on level four apprenticeships in each of the next five years.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many level four apprenticeships have been (a) started and (b) completed in each year since 2001.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged between 16 and 24 years started an apprenticeship in each region in the period (a) September...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people went on to higher education after completing an apprenticeship in each year since 1997.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged (a) between 16 and 24 years and (b) 25 years and over stopped claiming jobseeker's allowance in...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged between 16 and 24 years started an apprenticeship in (a) construction, (b) manufacturing, (c)...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of apprentices were unemployed 12 months after completing their apprenticeship in each...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 June 2009, Official Report, column 1124W, on apprentices, what the most recent figures...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 182W, on apprentices, whether all existing learners...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships were (a) started and (b) completed in each London local authority area in (i) 1997 and (ii)...

      Apprentices: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many public sector apprenticeships have been started in (a) Sunderland and (b) England since 2005.

      Apprentices: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of apprenticeships interrupted by redundancy in the last 12 month...

      Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning Bill

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what evidence was provided to the Better Regulation Executive by his Department in relation to the statement that,...

      British Telecom

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates members of BT's board have met (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department in the last six months.

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to be created through (a) the roll-out of universal broadband access...

      Broadband: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department and its predecessors have taken to ensure competition among high-speed broadband providers...

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department has allocated to facilitate universal provision of high-speed broadband in 2009-10; and...

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will exempt (a) elderly people and (b) vulnerable groups from liability for payment of the Next Generation...

      Broadband: Kent

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking in conjunction with BT to upgrade the BT broadband service in the Chartwell and...

      Broadband: Merseyside

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many households in (a) Crosby and (b) Merseyside had access to high-speed broadband services in each year since 1997.

      Broadband: Merseyside

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated for expansion of high-speed broadband usage in (a) Crosby and (b)...

      Broadband: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what range of broadband speeds the Universal Service Commitment will deliver to rural areas by 2012.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions the Secretary of State has had with the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on the...

      Business: Advisory Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made in providing face-to-face advisory sessions on business advice open days as referred to in...

      Business: Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of levels of access to credit for small businesses.

      Business: EC Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the cost to UK businesses of the implementation of EU regulations.

      Business: Enfield

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many loans have been granted under the Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to small and medium-sized businesses...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how much lending has been guaranteed under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme; (2) how many businesses...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the implications for lenders under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme of the...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many loans have been granted under the Small Business Loan Guarantee Scheme to small and medium-sized businesses...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what further assistance he plans to provide to (a) small businesses, (b) medium-sized businesses and (c) large...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Castle Point have (a) applied for and (b) received assistance from the (i) Enterprise Finance...

      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, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in Hemel...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Hemel Hempstead have (a) applied for and (b) received assistance from the (i) Enterprise...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in (a) Hemel Hempstead and (b) Hertfordshire (i) have sought access to funding under and (ii)...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much had been lent through the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme up to 3 July 2009; and how many companies had...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much in loans guarantees have been (a) applied for and (b) provided under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, columns 189-90W, on business: Government assistance, whether...

      Business: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what business support measures his Department provides for small and medium-sized businesses in Denton and Reddish.

      Business: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assistance his Department plans to give to micro-businesses to compete for (a) Government and (b) local...

      Business: Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies in Wales have (a) applied for and (b) received assistance under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what work his Department plans to undertake on policy on the low carbon economy.

      Colleges: Visits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which colleges were visited by Ministers in his Department and the former Department for Innovation, Universities and...

      Company Accounts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many penalties for the late submission of accounts were issued by Companies House in each month in the last four...

      Consumer's Home or Place of Work etc. Regulations 2008

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance has been provided by (a) his Department and (b) the Certification Officer, on the application of the...

      Corus: North East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government plan to take to secure the future of Corus in the North East.

      Credit: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for renewals of consumer credit licences submitted to the Office of Fair Trading prior to their...

      Damian McBride

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

      Debts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to provide greater protection for debtors from early enforcement action through the...

      Demos

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) private meetings and (b) public engagements Ministers in his Department and its predecessors have attended...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to publish his Department's resource accounts for 2008-09.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of invoices his Department and its agencies paid within 10 days of receipt in each...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many days on average (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies has taken to pay invoices from suppliers in...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on consultants in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which services his Department has outsourced in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts let by his Department were awarded to businesses with fewer than 50 employees in each of the last...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information databases his Department (a) maintains and (b) uses; and which do not contain personal information.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

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

      Departmental Flexible Working

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what family-friendly working policies his Department and its predecessors have implemented in the last 12 years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on the development of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills website.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 July 2009, Official Report, column 193W, on departmental internet, what the (a) names...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many laptop computers belonging to (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies have been lost...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of employees in his Department are (a) women and (b) men; and what the average hourly pay of his...

      Departmental Older Workers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in his Department will reach the age of 65 years by the year 2011.

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) newspapers and (b) periodicals are delivered to the private office of each Minister in his Department, and...

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) review and (b) taskforce projects his Department has commissioned in each of the last five years since...

      Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and its predecessor spent on branded stationery and gifts for (a) internal and (b) external...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what training courses have been attended by special advisers in his Department and its predecessors in the last 12...

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) paid and (b) unpaid graduate internships his Department has awarded in each of the last six months.

      Departmental Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many interns work in his Department; what terms of reference apply to their appointment; what remuneration they...

      Digital Broadcasting: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) households and (b) businesses in (i) Hemel Hempstead, (ii)...

      Digital Broadcasting: Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 324W, on digital broadcasting: Wales, when he plans to...

      Digital Technology: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that disabled people who require a relay service in order to use...

      EC Internal Trade

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment his Department has made of the financial benefits to UK businesses of the EU single market.

      EC Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of statutory obligations provided for by legislation on matters for which...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 17WS, on the Education (Student...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding was allocated by the Learning and Skills Council to each educational establishment in Milton Keynes...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to monitor compliance with regulations regarding emergency service numbers on the...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of voice over internet protocol providers which offer access to...

      Emergency Calls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure Skype provides access to emergency numbers.

      Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of downshifting by employees.

      Energy: Disconnections

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many customers have been disconnected by each energy provider in each of the last eight quarters.

      Energy: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to paragraph 7.28 of Budget 2009, how the £250 million of funding allocated to his Department for...

      Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the lending terms of the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 766W, on the Export Credits Guarantee Department, what...

      Gangmasters Licensing Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the merits of extending the remit of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority to (a) the...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) unique visitors, (b) new registrations and (c) total registrations there were to the supply2.gov.uk...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many contracts were advertised on the supply2.gov.uk website in each of the last 12 months; how many of them were...

      Graduates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) engineering and (d) information and communication...

      Greece

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the dates and times were of each official engagement the Secretary of State undertook (a) at the Bilderberg...

      Havering Sixth Form College: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether funding will be made available to Havering Sixth Form College to revise the enabling works undertaken in its...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of creating 5,000 further student places in 2009-10; and if he will...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applicants to higher education institutions (a) found a place in clearing and (b) were eligible to find a...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the letter of 21 July 2009 from the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills to the Higher...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of young people living in (a) Sunderland and (b) England entered university in each of the last 10 years.

      Higher Education: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in each local authority area in Greater Manchester (a) applied for and (b) enrolled on a...

      Higher Education: International Cooperation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of the US/UK study group on US/UK higher education links.

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what margin of flexibility on UK and EU undergraduate student numbers has been offered by the Higher Education Funding...

      Higher Education: Student Wastage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of students in higher education left their course before completion in each year since 1997.

      Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the £150 million Innovation Fund referred to in paragraph 35 of Building Britain's Future, column 7654, will...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 29 June 2009, Official Report, column 97W, on insolvency, what criteria are used to...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies went into administration in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum, (c) Hertfordshire and...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies were declared insolvent in (a) Hemel Hempstead constituency, (b) Dacorum, (c) Hertfordshire and...

      Insolvency Service: Consultants

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

      Insolvency Service: Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Insolvency Service spent on taxis in each of the last five years.

      Insolvency Service: Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Insolvency Service spent on (a) flights, (b) hotel accommodation, (c) rail travel and (d) other...

      Insolvency Service: Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Insolvency Service spent on first class (a) rail and (b) air travel in each of the last five years.

      It's Your Call Road Show

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the budget is of the It's Your Call road show for 2009-10; and which locations will be visited by the roadshow in...

      LDV

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 870W, on LDV, if Ministers in his Department will...

      Learndirect

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of Learndirect in developing skills required by employers in...

      Learning and Skills Council for England

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the resignation letter of Mark Haysom, former Chairman of the Learning and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when a reply will be sent to the letters dated 12 March and 13 October 2008 from the hon. Member for Torbay to the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 March 2009 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan on his...

      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 West Worcestershire of 30 March 2009, transferred from...

      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 St. Albans of 25 February 2009 on the St. Albans...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter from Mr. Vernon Holloway, a constituent of the hon. Member for New Forest West,...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he will reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 30 April 2009 on his constituent's...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 61W, when he plans to respond to the letters from the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Beaconsfield (a) of 12 February...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State plans to respond to the letter from the right hon. Member for West...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 6 February 2009 concerning...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 61W, on Members: correspondence, when the relevant...

      Met Office

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations from private sector weather companies have been submitted to the Trading Funds review of the Met...

      Met Office

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) terms of reference and (b) membership are of the Met Office Trading Funds Review team.

      Met Office: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Shareholder Executive plans to meet the Office of Fair Trading in relation to the Operational Efficiency...

      Minimum Wage: Publicity

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which locations the Minimum Wage Battle Bus visited in 2009; and on what dates those visits took place.

      Money Laundering Regulations 2007

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any (a) impact and (b) small firms assessment has been produced in relation to the Office of Fair Trading's...

      Money Lenders

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many calls the national illegal money lender helpline has received from each region in each month since it...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value is of loans underwritten by the Automotive Assistance Programme which have been drawn down by...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 989W, on motor vehicles: manufacturing industries,...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 989W, on motor vehicles: manufacturing industries, how...

      Motorsport Development UK

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the findings were of the evaluation undertaken by GHK Consulting of the Learning Grid and other Motorsport...

      National Internship Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the number of internships likely to be established under the National Internship...

      National Skills Academies: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether another funding round for national skills academies is planned to take place.

      National Vocational Qualifications: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many people on Government-funded National Vocational Qualification courses in the construction industry left...

      New Businesses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage the establishment of new businesses in deprived areas.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of (a) households and (b) businesses in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point...

      North West Regional Development Agency: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to which projects in Morecambe and Lunesdale constituency the North West Regional Development Agency has provided...

      Offical Visits: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to visit Glasgow on official business during the summer adjournment.

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the extent of UK commercial operations in Israeli settlements in the occupied...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether UK Trade and Investment has provided any (a) financial assistance and (b) advice to UK companies trading...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will commission research into the level of investment in the UK by (a) companies owned by Israeli settlers in...

      Overseas Trade: Israel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to ensure that UK companies operating in Israeli settlements in the occupied...

      Parental Leave: Bexley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London...

      Parental Leave: Hemel Hempstead

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of people from low income families in Hemel Hempstead constituency...

      Parental Leave: Tamworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of people from low income households in Tamworth constituency who...

      Parliamentary Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Minister of State for Trade, Investment and Consumer Affairs plans to respond to question 245130, tabled by...

      Pleural Plaques

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department made of its potential liabilities arising from compensation claims from those with...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post office branches have closed in each network change plan area following adoption of the network change...

      Post Offices: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post office branches there were in Nottinghamshire in each of the last 30 years.

      Post Offices: Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Post Office branches in each constituency in Wales have closed in each year since 1997; and how many such...

      Post Offices: Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people in each constituency in Wales who lived further than two kilometres...

      Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Royal Mail post boxes are located by reference to a (a) postcode and (b) grid reference.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the quality of postal services in remote rural areas compared to those in towns and cities.

      Publicity: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the former Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills spent on management of its corporate identity.

      Redundancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employers in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point sought advice on redundancy issues from his Department in (i)...

      Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the 106 regulatory conflicts identified by the Better Regulation Executive in the last financial year have...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future ownership of Royal Mail; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Electoral Commission's publication of registered donations to political parties in the first...

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the working practices of the Royal Mail with specific reference to (a)...

      Science and Technology Facilities Council: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons the Science and Technology Facilities Council is (a) experiencing a budgetary shortfall and (b)...

      Scientists: International Cooperation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government plan to take to use UK scientific expertise in support of the recommendation for a...

      Small Businesses: Staffordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what support his Department has offered to small businesses in (a) Tamworth constituency and (b) Staffordshire...

      Social Work: Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) applicants and (b) successful applicants there were for General Social Care Council-accredited social...

      Spaceflight

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment his Department has made of the merits of establishing a space agency for the UK; and what estimate he...

      Strategic Investment Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) whether (a) charities and (b) public sector bodies will be eligible for (i) grants and (ii) loans under the...

      Strategic Investment Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department will use to determine what spending under the Strategic Investment Fund will qualify as...

      Students: Hampshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged (a) 21 years and under and (b) over 21 years in each socio-economic group who were resident in...

      Students: Housing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students lived at home while studying in the most recent year for which figures were available.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many career development loans were taken out for study (a) in each subject area and (b) at each level of...

      Telephones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to combat the practice of moving a telephone subscriber's account from one service...

      Train to Gain Programme: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent under the Train to Gain scheme in each year of its operation in each sector of the...

      Training: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the budget of the Learning and Skills Council for 2009-10 will be used in the training of people...

      Training: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what skills courses funded by his Department are provided by trade unions.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of people aged 16 to 24 were not in education, employment or training in each (a) region...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) of 19 February 2008, Official...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) minimum and (b) maximum proportion of the UK Atomic Energy Authority Ltd which...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations (a) the Secretary of State and (b) his predecessors have received from the management of the UK...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effect on competition in nuclear site decommissioning of the sale of a stake...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which companies have registered an interest in purchasing a stake in the UK Atomic Energy Authority Ltd.

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what account has been taken of the merits of maintaining an international centre of nuclear expertise in the UK in...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the reasons are for his decision to sell a majority stake in UKAEA Ltd; and what criteria he will apply to...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the capital value of the assets of UKAEA Ltd was in each of the last five years.

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what net financial contributions have been made by UKAEA Ltd to (a) the UK Atomic Authority and (b) the Exchequer in...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information the companies which have registered an interest in purchasing a stake in UKAEA Ltd have communicated...

      Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps have been taken to prevent the destruction of classic cars under the vehicle scrappage scheme.

      Vehicle Scrappage Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many vehicles of each (a) age and (b) make had been scrapped under his Department's scrappage scheme by the...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which 10 vocational training courses funded by his Department had the lowest participant job entry rate after...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the (a) number of British companies which build wind turbines and (b) size of the workforce of...

      Working Hours

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there are restrictions on the number of hours a person who is (a) self-employed and (b) a chief executive...

      Working Hours: Members

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether EU Working Time Directive restrictions on working hours apply to hon. Members when (a) acting as constituency...

      Working Hours: Members

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there is a restriction on the number of hours an hon. Member may work in their capacity as (a) a hon. Member...

      Working Hours: Ministers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether EU Working Time Directive restrictions on working hours apply to Ministers in the performance of their...

      WorldSkills Calgary 2009

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials his Department plans to send to WorldSkills Calgary 2009.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to answer question 280003, tabled on 10 June 2009, on the Automotive Assistance Programme.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the reasons are for the time taken to answer question 245130, tabled on 15 December 2008, on replies to...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to provide a substantive answer to question 284440, on national skills academies, tabled on 1 July 2009.

      Yes Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 17 June 2009, Official Report, column 422W, on Yes Loans, when he expects a decision to be...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether studies have been carried out on the types of explosives used in improvised explosive devices used against British troops in Afghanistan; and, if so, what...

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many improvised explosive devices have been used against British troops in Afghanistan in each year since 2001; how many were victim-initiated; and how many...

      Agriculture: Mountain Farming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which areas of the United Kingdom they expect will be included in the paper on mountain farming which European Commissioner Mariann Fischer Boel has announced will...

      Air Rescue Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision exists for air rescue services in Northern Ireland; whether air rescue is available from Scotland and the Republic of Ireland; and how much was paid...

      Airports: Heathrow

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 1 June (WA 1), what action they propose to take to meet concerns of the Independent Monitoring Board for...

      Armed Forces: Cyprus Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether the Government of Cyprus have carried out their obligations as regards the Ledra Palace Hotel in Cyprus where British...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have considered installing single crystal turbine blades. [HL Question number missing in Hansard, possibly truncated question.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which countries they do not return failed asylum seekers because they might be ill-treated on their return.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 29 June (WA 2), what progress the Secretary of State has made in investigating the complaint in...

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received from governments in the Caribbean region about their plans to introduce a new banding system for air passenger duty; and...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's premise in its June report that £130 billion extra will need to...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of employees of the Royal Bank of Scotland stand to receive a pension of more than £16,500. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislative response they are planning to prevent the payment of excessive bonuses by banks.

      Bloody Sunday Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 9 July (WA 163), whether they will publish a breakdown of the £188 million incurred in...

      Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose measures to tackle any negligence on the part of shareholders, at annual general meetings and other times, in granting excessive remuneration...

      British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat has cost in each year since its creation; and what are the projections for the next two financial years.

      British-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will announce the results of the first round of applications to the Britain-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership.

      British-Israel Research and Academic Exchange Partnership

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Universities and Skills has had with his Israeli counterparts on the possibility of expanding the Britain-Israel...

      Broadcasting: Analogue Radios

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Carter of Barnes on 30 June (WA 30-31), what assessment they have made of the domestic reception of digital radio...

      Building Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the revised Part G of the building regulations will fully incorporate British Standard 6465 in relation to equal provision of toilets for men and women in...

      Children: ASBOs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to conduct an independent review of the application of anti-social behaviour orders to children.

      Children: Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Prison Reform Trust's finding that the number of children remanded in custody while awaiting trial has increased by 41 per cent in...

      Children: Independent Representatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children without parental care are given an independent representative to defend their best interests in the education system.

      Civil Service: Career Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what priority is given to practical field experience in the recruitment and career development of civil servants working on overseas development policy and its...

      Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of total annual United Kingdom emissions, in terms of carbon dioxide equivalent, is accounted for by (a) livestock, and (b) the human population in...

      Community Relations: Islam

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Innovation, Universities and Skills, David Lammy, on 19 May (Official Report, House of Commons, 1338-9W)...

      Community Sentences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many community sentences with a mental health treatment order were issued in each region of England in each of the last three years.

      Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the judicial guidelines in Northern Ireland in relation to compensation maintain the differences in the amounts considered appropriate for payment in Northern...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what primary counter-terrorism legislation has been enacted since 1997; and what statutory instruments the Home Office has issued since 1997, consequent on the...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what unclassified contracts the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism has entered into since its inception.

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what unclassified surveys or reports have been commissioned by the Home Office into the Government's counter-terrorism efforts since 2007.

      Credit Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 24 June (WA 285), how they monitor the practice of credit card companies in terms of the format,...

      Crime: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the difficulties and risks caused to (a) prospective tenants, and (b) householders, by property scams conducted via the internet which...

      Crime: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what resources they have given to the police to monitor and respond to international property rental scams carried out over the internet; and whether they have...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the rights of child victims and witnesses of crime are protected at all stages of the criminal justice process.

      Criminal Justice Acts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 7 July (WA 124), why it will be towards the end of the year that the information requested will be available.

      Cyclists

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were prosecuted for riding bicycles through a red light in (a) the latest year for which the figure is available, and (b) each of the preceding...

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to increase penalties for deliberate and wilful misuse of personal data in circumstances where such conduct is not objectively justified by the...

      Disabled People: Councillors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial assistance is available to disabled people who are or seek election to become councillors where they are ineligible for the Access to Work Grant.

      Drugs: Thalidomide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will re-assess their support for those damaged by thalidomide.

      Education Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints have been made to the Secretary of State under Section 496 of the Education Act 1996; of those, how many have resulted in findings that local...

      Education: Pupil Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which authorities responsible for education do not forward to the Department for Children, Schools and Families the data returned to them by schools under the...

      Education: Pupil Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what form any information forwarded to them by schools under the Education (Information About Individual Pupils) (England) Regulations 2006 (SI 2006/2601), as...

      Elections: Electronic Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make provision for electronic voting in future local, European and general elections in the United Kingdom.

      Electoral Register: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the establishment of the Co-ordinated Online Record of Electors; and what is the timetable for its creation.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 6 July (WA 100-1), which report of an inspection by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 7 July (WA 127), whether an embryo in which cell division and development has ceased for at least 24 hours...

      Employers: Subsidies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many employers have taken up the subsidy to recruit a person who has been unemployed for six months or more since the announcement of the subsidy in April.

      Employment Tribunals Act 1996

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 29 June (WA 11), whether they will exercise the power conferred by Section 7 of the Employment...

      Energy: Light Bulbs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any dangers to people's health arising from the use of fluorescent tubes, low-energy bulbs, halogens and LEDs.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the proposal for a Council Directive on implementing the principle of equal treatment between persons irrespective of religion or belief,...

      EU: Financial Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in their response to the House of Lords European Union Select Committee's report on The future of EU financial regulation and supervision (14th Report, HL...

      EU: Lorry Charging Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes there have been to European Community law since the introduction of the German lorry-charging scheme, which would prevent a similar arrangement being...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 9 June (WA 143), whether the undertaking by Lord Warner on 8 March 2005 that "fluoridation schemes would...

      Food: Supermarkets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed progress in encouraging supermarkets to position unhealthy food and confectionery away from the checkout and in less prominent areas.

      Food: Supplements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ministers in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with responsibility for the retail industry and European affairs plan to meet...

      Freedom of Information Act

      To ask the Chairman of Committees which individuals and organisations have made requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the House of Lords about its members in (a) each of the past...

      Government Departments: Relocation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much public expenditure has been incurred since 1997 in moving offices and staff of (a) the Home Office, and (b) the Ministry of Justice and its predecessors,...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether civil servants in the Department for Children, Schools and Families monitor They Work For You and other websites to track the source of remarks posted...

      Government: Consultation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the Cabinet Office guidelines on the minimum period for consultation on Government documents; and in what circumstances the minimum period can be shortened.

      Gulf War Illnesses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 18 June (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 226), whether she has now seen the letter dated 24...

      Health: Botox

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what antidotes exist to combat an outbreak of botulism in the United Kingdom; and what quantities of those antidotes are held.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment the Department of Health has made of paragraph 3.2 of the submission from the Macfarlane Trust dated 1 July replying to the Written Statement by...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will now review the Department of Health's decision not to change the point at which the widow of a patient infected by hepatitis C by contaminated...

      Health: Dermatology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect to develop a future curriculum for pharmacists to improve the level of dermatology education.

      Health: Henoch-Schönlein Purpura

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much money they allocated to research on Henoch-Schonlein Purpura in each of the last five years.

      Health: Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disease

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will consider to encourage National Health Service managers and the British Medical Association to follow up recent research into the causes of...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many places have been provided in higher education institutions in each of the past three years; and what the forecast number is for 2009-10.

      Higher Education: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the capital expenditure on sixth form and further education colleges in each of the past 10 years; and what the forecast capital expenditure is for the...

      Higher Education: International Colleges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments they have made to the Accreditation Service for International Colleges in the past five years; how many colleges are currently accredited by the...

      Housing: HomeBuy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they have ended the Open Market HomeBuy scheme for first-time buyers.

      Housing: Migrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they intend to maximise dissemination of the Equality and Human Rights Commission study on social housing allocations to new migrants in Britain.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what basis would Northern Ireland require human rights protection over and above that required for the rest of the United Kingdom.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of points-based immigration on the United Kingdom higher education sector. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been deported in each of the last five years on the ground of unacceptable behaviour.

      Industrial Building Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the withdrawal of the industrial building allowance on different industrial sectors.

      Industrial Building Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the withdrawal of the industrial building allowance will affect public land; and, if so, what calculations have been made of the cost.

      Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement Consultation) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the list of persons to be consulted in Regulation 3(3) of the Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement Consultation) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1302)...

      Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement Consultation) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Table 1 of the Infrastructure Planning (National Policy Statement Consultation) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1302) does not refer to schools, colleges and...

      International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 6 July (WA 109-10), why they have accepted the right of petition under the Optional Protocol to the...

      International Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will calculate the cost of promoting low carbon sustainable growth in developing countries; how much will be funded from the overseas aid budget; and what...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are considering regarding the proposed United Kingdom academic boycotts against Israel.

      Jobcentre Plus: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Jobcentre Plus staff have been recruited since the announcement of 10,000 extra staff in April.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to take action to ensure that law firms acting for parents in care proceedings under the fixed fee legal aid system do not use unqualified...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to any negative impacts of a best value tendering approach for legal aid services.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any risk of a reverse auction for legal representation, in relation to best value tendering for legal aid services.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 1 July (WA 60), what assessment they have made of the causes of the increase in the number of cases granted legal aid...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 22 June (WA 258-9), why the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has received reports on only 62 of the 266...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many compensation claimants sought legal aid from the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission in the last three years; of those, how many were granted legal...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what internal guidance the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has on how to interpret the requirement that before legal aid is granted a case must be...

      Manufacturing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what trends they forecast for the quarterly percentage changes in United Kingdom manufacturing output for the rest of this year and 2010.

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications for accession workers cards and registration certificates have been granted to (a) Bulgarians, and (b) Romanians, including family members,...

      Migrant Workers: Bulgarians and Romanians

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who operates the seasonal agricultural workers schemes and sector-based schemes involving Bulgarians and Romanians which deal with Northern Ireland employers; how...

      National Archives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposed reduction of services at and access to the National Archives at Kew. To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they...

      National Star College

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to review the funding of the National Star College.

      Northern Ireland Office: Board Level Diversity Champions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how Board Level Diversity Champions were appointed for the Northern Ireland Office; by whom; according to what criteria; and when.

      Northern Ireland Office: Criminal Justice Directorate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Northern Ireland Office's Criminal Justice Directorate is monitored and assessed against its objectives; by whom; when; and according to what criteria.

      Northern Ireland Office: Legal Adviser

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Northern Ireland Office Legal Adviser's branch is monitored; by whom; when; and how that branch's client satisfaction level is calculated.

      Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 6 July (WA 112), whether their response to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission's advice...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 2 July (WA 91) concerning funding from Atlantic Philanthropies for the Northern Ireland Human...

      Northern Ireland: Judicial Appointments Ombudsman

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman has cost in each year since the creation of the office.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the relationship between the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and the Olympic Delivery Authority; whether there have been transactions...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the remuneration and expenses packages of senior executives of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, including possible severance...

      Olympic Games 2012: Broadcasting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games has entered into any contract for television rights to the Olympics; and, if so, what...

      Olympic Games 2012: Shooting and Equestrian Events

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all documents and reports from KPMG and CLM concerning the selection of venues for shooting and equestrian...

      Parades: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect the strategic review of parading in Northern Ireland to report.

      Parish Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what statutory provision a parish councillor can be removed from office by a district council in which the parish is situated for having signed an incorrect...

      Parish Councils

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps Communities and Local Government has taken to provide training for parish councillors in areas in recently created unitary councils.

      Parliaments: Secondments

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether consideration will be given to establishing an outreach programme whereby serving and retired officials are seconded to overseas parliaments to advise on...

      Parliaments: Sittings Days

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the number of sitting days of (a) the House of Commons Chamber, (b) Westminster Hall, (c) the House of Lords Chamber, (d) the House of Lords Grand...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the passport office was opened in Omagh, Co Tyrone; whether it is proposed to close that office; and in what way the existence of that office was made known...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the passport office was opened in Armagh City; what signage that office has on the external walls of the buildings in which it is located; whether the signage...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Police Service of Northern Ireland did not guard the three houses occupied by Romanians in south Belfast that were recently attacked; and what assessment...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there was an objection by another Government to allowing evidence to be produced in the prosecution of Larry Zaitschek for the break-in at Castlereagh...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any effect on the timing of the devolution of policing and justice to the Northern Ireland Assembly of the discontinuation of the...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the role played by the Police Service of Northern Ireland and the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland in recent major...

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many polygamous households unlawful under United Kingdom law they estimate exist under Islamic law in the United Kingdom; and what steps they are taking to...

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many maintenance orders, applications under the Children Act 1989, domestic violence injunctions and women's refuges relate to Islamic polygamous households.

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they intend to introduce to prevent polygamous households where there is a divorce of convenience under United Kingdom law but an Islamic marriage...

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will revise chapter 13.20 of the UK Border Agency's Entry Clearance Guidance which reads: "Even where it is suspected that a divorce of convenience...

      Post Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to encourage the Post Office management to alter its relations with its workforce whilst the Postal Services Bill is still before Parliament.

      Prisoners: Parole

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prisoners in England and Wales are overdue parole hearings. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the shortest and longest delays for prisoners...

      Racial Hatred

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the allegedly Islamophobic attack of a lady in Dresden by a right-wing extremist; and how they intend to protect the religious...

      Racial Hatred

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been convicted of offences of racial hatred under (a) the Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006; and (b) Sections 17—23 of the Public...

      Railways: Eurostar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the average track access charges for a Eurostar train travelling between London St Pancras and the Channel Tunnel; what changes are proposed in the...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the parent company loan obligations in the agreements for each of the current railway franchises.

      Reforming Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Myners on 9 July (HL Deb, cols. 780—1), whether they foresee overall control of the United Kingdom's financial system and its...

      Reforming Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Myners on 9 July (HL Deb, cols. 780—1), what system of voting will apply in the European Union Council of Ministers when...

      Reforming Financial Markets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Myners on 9 July (HL Deb, cols. 780-1), whether they have power to prevent overall control of the United Kingdom's financial system...

      Roads: Surfacing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 15 July (WA 239), whether any stretches of the A303 trunk road between Mere and Hazlegrove Roundabout have been...

      Royal Society Enterprise Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will allocate part of the £750 million strategic investment fund for supporting businesses announced in the Budget to the Royal Society...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules are applied by the Rural Payments Agency in calculating land areas where the boundaries consist of (a) a watercourse, or (b) a hedge, and the adjoining...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Rural Payments Agency, in issuing new Rural Land Register maps, has updated older information; and, if so, how this has been done.

      Schools: Sport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place a copy of the School Sport Partnerships Impact Study 2003—2008 in the Library of the House.

      Shipping: Light Dues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Raven Trading Ltd were instructed not to consult shipping companies during their investigation The Impact of Light Dues Increases; and why that instruction was...

      Sir Alan Sugar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is a necessary condition of Sir Alan Sugar's appointment as the Enterprise Champion that he should also be appointed as a member of the House of Lords.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid they have committed to Sri Lanka; for how long; and through whom it is routed.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have committed to undertake any specific project in the northern provinces of Sri Lanka; and, if so, what.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received about access to the internally displaced persons camps in northern Sri Lanka by international humanitarian agencies.

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether sufficient field trials and safety checks will take place to ensure any potential to contract Guillain-Barré syndrome from the prospective swine flu...

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will adm8inister the prospective vaccine against swine flu; how many patients are expected to be given the vaccine in one week by each practitioner; how those...

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans are in place to close departments in the event that swine flu becomes an epidemic affecting departments.

      Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the owner of premises can request a second opinion from another veterinary inspector if one inspector has a suspicion as referred to in Regulation 9(1) of...

      Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the owner of premises can receive compensation if Regulation 9(7) of the Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1299) applies.

      Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the Secretary of State will decide whether to exercise Regulation 10(3)(a) or 10(3)(b) of the Swine Vesicular Disease Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/1299); and...

      Taxation: Income Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 9 July (WA 174), what are the procedures to determine who is a Scottish taxpayer; how such procedures would...

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken following the seizure of explosives and weapons from right-wing extremist groups.

      Twinning Associations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support is available to Twinning Associations to encourage their activities, in particular in relation to developing countries.

      UN: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 29 June (WA 25-6), whether the Northern Ireland Executive was entitled to send its own delegation to Geneva for the...

      UN: Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 24 June (WA 29), whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the e-mails and correspondence they...

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