Written answers

Tuesday, 3 November 2009

  • Wales

    • Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which companies are under contract to his Department to provide mail services; and when each such contract expires.

    • Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials while overseas in each of the last three years.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Cannabis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people of each nationality have been charged with cultivating cannabis in Northern Ireland in each of the last 24 months.

    • Criminal Damage Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to his answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1215-16W, on Criminal Damages Compensation 1997, how many applications...

      Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what expenditure his Department has incurred to date on (a) the Saville Inquiry, (b) the Robert Hamill Inquiry, (c) the Rosemary Nelson...

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average number of prisoners being held in each prison in Northern Ireland was during September (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Housing

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many Olympic Village flats she expects to have been pre-sold before August 2012.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Homeworking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of the staff seconded to his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many single payment scheme claims made in (a) 2008, (b) 2007, (c) 2006 and (d) 2005 remain outstanding; and if...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate the Forestry Commission has made of the future availability of biomass from forests managed by the...

      British Waterways Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure his Department has incurred on British Waterways in the last 10 years; and what revenue has been generated...

      Camels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulations govern the on-farm burial of (a) camelids and (b) companion sheep or cattle.

      Coal Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of coal were held in stock at each coal-fired power station in (a) January and (b) June 2009; and how many...

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what priorities the Government has set for reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which companies are under contract to his Department to provide mail services; and when each such contract expires.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many helplines his Department operates; and how much his Department has received from the operation of such helplines in...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will consider the merits of securing accreditation of his Department's helplines to the Helplines Association's quality...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurant meals for...

      Food: Packaging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to bring forward proposals for sanctions on companies using excessive packaging on their products; and if he...

      Green Alliance: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments his Department has made to (a) Green Alliance and (b) Friends of the Earth in the last 12 months.

      Japanese Knotweed: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to eradicate Japanese knotweed; what consideration has been given to the introduction of...

      Oil Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many days oil-fired power stations were activated in the most recent 12 month period for which figures are available.

      Oil Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of operational oil-fired power stations will be more than 30 years old in 2010.

      Oil Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of operational coal-fired powers stations will be more than (a) 30 and (b) 40 years old in 2010.

      Party Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any of his Department's non-departmental public bodies sent representatives to attend one or more political party...

      Renewable Energy: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the quantity of recovered fuel oil which was exported to other European countries in...

  • Transport

    • Cycling: Helmets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 101W, on cycling: helmets, how much his Department has spent on...

    • Cycling: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he plans to take to improve the safety of cyclists.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans the Government has made for the sale of the Dartford-Thurrock crossing; and if he will make a statement.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the operator of the Dartford-Thurrock crossing has received under its contract with the Department since April 2008; and how much...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of installing a modern payment system which does not require vehicles to stop to pay with cash on...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic incidents involving stretch limousines and involving death or serious injury have been reported in the most recent...

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the average quantity of carbon dioxide released by an exhaust which is (a) compliant with and (b)...

      Lorries: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department plans to take to improve the safety of heavy goods vehicles.

      Motor Vehicles: Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment has been made of the effects of (a) motorcycles and (b) cars on the environment in the period from 2006 to 2009.

      Motor Vehicles: Exports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the number of second-hand (a) passenger cars and (b) light vans that were sold for export in each of the last five...

      Motorcycles: Environment Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly motorcycles.

      Road Traffic Offences: Foreigners

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for the Home Department on measures to ensure that drivers of heavy goods vehicles...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether there are any plans to extend to 11 carriages all of the 52 Pendolino trains.

      Waterloo International

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date ownership of Waterloo International passed from (a) the British Rail (Residuary) body to his Department; and (b) his...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much money his Department has spent on salaries for staff working on heritage (a) in actual prices, (b) in real prices and (c) as...

    • Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff of his Department have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) full and (b) part-time employees his Department had in each year since 1997.

      Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to support the UK film industry.

      Horse Racing: Bookmakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 2039W, on horse racing: bookmakers, whether the letter sent by the...

      Horse Racing: Towcester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the regulatory regime on the future of Towcester racecourse in light of the...

      Island Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he plans to promote the Island Games in the Isle of Wight.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to reply to the letter of 1 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Tim Bannister.

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people took part in his Department's free swimming initiative in the last 12 months.

      VisitBritain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the move of VisitBritain and VisitEngland to new headquarters cost; what the estimated operating cost is for the new...

      VisitBritain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent on the VisitBritain website in each of the last five years; how many visitors the website received in each of those...

      VisitBritain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on the (a) VisitBritain and (b) Enjoy England websites in each year since their establishment.

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications for locations in England to become World Heritage Sites are outstanding; and if he will make a statement.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Average Earnings: Income Related Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definition of average earnings her Department uses when setting the rates of benefits that are linked to earnings; and over which 12 month...

    • Better Off in Work Credit: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have moved from benefits to work as a result of the Better off in Work Credit pilot in Yorkshire.

      Carer's Allowance: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in St Albans constituency (a) are entitled to and (b) receive carer's allowance.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff there were in (a) her Department's predecessor in 1997 and (b) her Department on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which companies are under contract to her Department to provide mail services; and when each such contract expires.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme relating to her...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on first class rail travel for civil servants in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many helplines her Department operates; and how much her Department has received from the operation of such helplines in each of the last...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations she has received on changing the charging arrangements for helplines operated by her Department and its agencies to allow...

      Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many organisations legally required to have an employers' liability insurance policy in force were prosecuted by the Health and Safety...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many times her Department has been taken to an employment tribunal in each of the last five years; what the reasons cited in each case...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs each of the 117 successful bidders for funding from the Future Jobs Fund plans to create (a) by given dates and (b) in total...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions over what time period each of the proposals successful in the Future Jobs Fund bidding round which concluded in July 2009 will operate; and how...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bids for funding from the Future Jobs Fund have been received from organisations in the (a) culture, music and creative industries...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of incapacity benefit claimants between the ages of 18 and 25 she expects to take part in three additional...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants who receive both disability living allowance and incapacity benefit have been in receipt of incapacity benefit for more than...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1394W, on Jobcentre Plus manpower, how many of the (a) personal advisers of...

      Jobcentre Plus: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment her Department has made of the (a) aims and (b) performance to date of the Birmingham City Council Jobcentre Plus partnership.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff were employed in each region in each of the last five years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many care partnership managers were in post in each Jobcentre Plus district on 1 October 2009.

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

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

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what average length of time jobseeker's allowance claimants, resident in West Derbyshire, received the allowance in each of the last five years.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobseeker's allowance claimants have moved on to employment support allowance in each of the last 12 months.

      New Deal for Disabled People and Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on the New Deal for Disabled People in each year since 2001.

      New Deal for Disabled People and Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many sub-contractors have withdrawn from contractual commitments in the delivery of the (a) New Deal for Disabled People and (b) Pathways...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of claimants of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) severe disablement allowance who were...

      State Retirement Pensions: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in state pensions to British expatriates in each overseas country in each year from 1997 to 2008.

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in St Albans constituency (a) over the age of 60, (b) over the age of 80 and (c) in total received a winter fuel payment in...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has spent on winter fuel payments in each year since 2005.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many British (a) citizens and (b) residents have been captured by (i) British and (ii) coalition forces in Afghanistan in each province in...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have been (a) killed and (b) seriously wounded in Afghanistan in each year since UK forces entered Helmand province; and how...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of the detailed analysis of the net profit and loss accrued from the management of Service Families' Accommodation...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average monthly rent is for properties rented under the substitute single living accommodation scheme; (2) how many (a) civil servants...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who is entitled to assistance under the substitute single living accommodation scheme.

      Armed Forces: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many families of service personnel injured in combat overseas since 1997 have sought advice from his Department on welfare and support in (a)...

      Armed Forces: Meat

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which countries (a) beef, (b) pork, (c) chicken, (d) lamb and (e) bacon has been procured for consumption by military personnel in each of the...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much expenditure is expected to be saved through training of each Territorial Army (a) squadron and (b) battalion; (2) what estimate has...

      Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) brigadiers and (b) generals were on the active list in the Army in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much on average it cost his Department to provide overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials travelling (i) in the UK and (ii)...

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of his Department were convicted of an offence of fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Gibraltar: Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Royal Navy ships and (b) foreign military ships have docked in Gibraltar in each of the last three years.

      Helicopter Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when HMS Ocean is expected to leave service with the fleet.

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason his Department has removed from public access at the National Archives papers on the Nuclear Weapons programme which had previously been...

      RAF Welford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 30 April 2009, Official Report, column 1408W, on RAF Welford: security, on what date...

      RAF Welford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the costs of maintaining a complement of Ministry of Defence Police at RAF Welford were in the latest quarter for which figures are available; and...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who his senior military adviser on the Territorial Army is; and at what rank that advisor serves.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason no Minister was present at the launch of the Type 45 destroyer Defender on 21 October 2009.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 April 2009, Official Report, column 872W, on community relations: finance, how much funding each...

    • Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2009, Official Report, column 479W, on community relations, how much his Department plans to...

      Council Tax: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average change in the level of council tax from one year to the next has been in each county in the East of England in...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities in (a) the East of England and (b) the West Midlands provide details of (i) building control...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Valuation Office Agency takes into account a nearby Traveller encampment as a potential material consideration when...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations within the Operational Efficiency Programme; and...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many help lines his Department operates; and how much his Department and its predecessor have received from the operation of...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider the merits of securing accreditation of his Department's helplines to the Helplines Association's quality...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the Answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 585W, on fire services: pensions, when he expects the Government...

      Housing: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on the research commissioned by his Department on the proportion of...

      Local Government Finance: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much Tamworth borough council raised in council tax revenue in each of the last five years; (2) how much Tamworth...

      Migration Impact Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 9 July 2009, Official Report, column 50WS, on the migration impacts fund, how...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in Birmingham, Northfield constituency have (a) applied for and (b) been granted assistance under the...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons business revaluation transitional relief will not apply to supplementary business rates from April 2010.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 131W, on non-domestic rates: empty property, whether the...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria are applied in cases where he personally intervenes to fix a date for an appeal to the Planning Inspectorate.

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the salaries of senior local authority officers will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the potential effect on (a) energy usage and (b) expenditure of the installation of...

      Tenant Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Tenant Services Authority will cease operating under the legal powers granted to the Housing Corporation.

      Tenant Services Authority: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the statutory consultation on the Tenant Services Authority's standards framework will commence; and how long he...

      Tony Clements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 656W,...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Offices

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) how many unutilised square metres of office space there were on the House of Commons part of the...

    • Refreshment Department: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much subsidy was provided for each (a) eatery and (b) bar in the House of Commons part of the Palace of...

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders have received an anti-social behaviour order plus sentence upon conviction in England in the last three years.

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of (a) asylum applications and (b) applications for leave to remain were successful in each of the last five years; what...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether enforced returns were suspended for any period of time for nationals or particular groups of nationals from (a) Iraq, (b) Somalia,...

      Asylum: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in Coventry were granted asylum in (a) 2008 and (b) 1997.

      Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress his Department has made on its programme to reform support for unaccompanied asylum-seeking young people.

      Asylum: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the adequacy of its grant to local authorities to meet the costs of unaccompanied asylum-seeking...

      Cheshire Constabulary: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps (a) Cheshire police and (b) executive agencies of his Department are taking to (i) ensure that the supply chain completing the...

      Cocaine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantity of cocaine was seized at (a) Gatwick and (b) Heathrow airports in each month between April 2008 and March 2009.

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been provided to each police authority to tackle wildlife crime in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employees of his Department have been convicted of an offence related to fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what IT systems have been in development for use within his Department in the last five years; what the reason for the development of each...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which companies are under contract to his Department to provide mail services; and when each such contract expires.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme relating to his...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will consider the merits of securing accreditation of his Department's helplines to the Helplines Association's quality standard; and...

      Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were held in each immigration removal centre in 2008-09.

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been fined for using mobile telephones while driving in (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and...

      Driving Under Influence: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) arrested, (b) charged and (c) convicted of being under the influence of alcohol or drugs while in charge of a...

      Drugs: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences relating to the unlawful importation or exportation...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has taken account of the published anti-Semitic views of any individuals seeking to enter the United Kingdom when deciding whether...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the time taken by the UK Border Agency to process applications by European nationals for permanent residence.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many civil and unmarried partners of UK residents who are from outside the European Economic Area have been admitted to the UK in each of...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were denied entry to the UK because of concerns about their extremist views in the last 12 months.

      Entry Clearances: Russia

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the efficiency of the system for visa applications in operation in Moscow.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of any likely cost savings arising from the proposed closure of Forensic Science Service sites.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department takes at the border to handle migrants denied entry to the UK.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with (a) his French counterpart and (b) his other EU counterparts on UK border security and migration policy.

      Overseas Students: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of applications from (a) Chinese, (b) Indian, (c) Pakistani, (d) Bangladeshi and (e) US nationals for a student visa...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many offenders have received a police caution in each year since 1997; (2) how many offenders received (a) one, (b) two, (c)...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received police cautions for the offences of (a) taking, permitting to be taken, or making distributing or publishing...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of excessive use of force by police there were in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d)...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what allowances are paid to chief constables; what criteria apply to the payment of such allowances; how much was paid to the Chief Constable...

      Police: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress has been made towards delivering the Policing Pledge in Tamworth.

      Police: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers and (b) police community support officers (i) were dismissed and (ii) resigned in each local authority area in...

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what policy his Department has adopted to prevent (a) violent extremism, (b) extremism claimed to be perpetrated in the name of Islam, (c)...

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) cautioned, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted of offences under section 53 of the Regulation of Investigatory...

      Sexual Offences: Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received cautions for offences under section (a) 1 and (b) 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each police force area...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average it took to complete a Criminal Records Bureau check undertaken (a) by Lancashire constabulary and (b) nationwide in the...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census: Sanctions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what procedure governs the imposition of sanctions on respondents who fill in their census return incorrectly.

    • Census: Postal Services.

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contingency plans there are to ensure delivery of census forms in the event of disruption of postal services.

      Government Departments: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will amend the list of hospitality received by board members of Government Departments from 1 January to 31 December 2007 to include hospitality...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many under 25 year olds in Teignbridge constituency claimed jobseeker's allowance in (a) 1997, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009.

      Manpower: Cabinet Office

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 7 May 2009, Official Report, column 427W, on departmental manpower, whether the Central Office of Information's post of Head...

      Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which public relations companies were awarded the contracts arising from the Central Office of Information Framework Agreement with contract reference...

      Renewables Advisory Board

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bath of 26 March 2009, Official Report, column 710W, on the Renewables Advisory Board, what the (a)...

  • International Development

    • Guyana: Rain Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided to Guyana for rainforest preservation in each of the last three years; what estimate he has...

    • Sri Lanka: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the role of the International...

  • Leader of the House

    • I Will Write Replies

      To ask the Leader of the House with reference to the written ministerial statement of 21 July 2004, Official Report, column 35WS, on I Will Write replies, whether the arrangements for...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many biomass plants there are in the UK.

    • Biofuels: Treaties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what biofuel partnership agreements there are between the Government and the Government of (a) Brazil, (b) Mozambique and (c) South...

      Fossil Fuel Levy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the balance of the Scottish Fossil Fuel Levy account was at 1 October 2009; and what representations he has received from the...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) people and (b) households were in fuel poverty in each region in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 483W, on "Natural Gas: Storage", what the minimum amount of gas in...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to receive the annual report from the Director of the Office for Civil Nuclear Security; and what consideration was...

      Planning Act 2008

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which draft national policy statements under the Planning Act 2008 for which his Department is responsible he expects to publish before...

      Radioactive Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which companies based in (a) France, (b) Sweden, (c) the United States and (d) the UK have made applications under the Radioactive...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of those who have qualified for support under the Warm Front scheme are in receipt of each type of non-taxable social...

  • Treasury

    • EU Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what he expects the net UK contribution to the EU budget to be in (a) 2009 and (b) 2013.

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the level of unemployment.

      Capital Projects

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of bringing forward expenditure on capital projects.

      Small Businesses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent fiscal measures his Department has taken to support small businesses during the recession.

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's national debt is.

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable has been set for the payment of compensation to Equitable Life policyholders; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies were participating in the childcare voucher scheme at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Business Payment Support Service

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect on small businesses of the operation of the business payment support service.

      Child Tax Credit: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to public funds of (a) child tax credit and (b) child benefit for families with children aged 16 to 19 years in...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what exemptions there are to the application of the climate change levy in respect of the burning of recovered fuel oil in industrial manufacturing processes.

      Coinage: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he is taking to reduce the number of counterfeit coins in circulation.

      Coinage: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of counterfeit (a) £1 and (b) £2 coins in circulation.

      Departmental Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rateable value of HM Treasury building was (a) in 2009-10, based on the 2005 Rating List and (b) on the draft 2010 rating List.

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent assessment is of the level of growth in the UK economy compared with those of other OECD economies; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much alcohol duty has been collected since the increase in the level of duty implemented in April 2009; (2) how much alcohol duty has been...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with representatives of the public house industry on alcohol duty; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to Lord Oakeshott of Seagrove Bay of 13 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 24WA, on stamp duty, what...

      National Insurance Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the National Insurance Fund had (a) received and (b) paid out on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons the Financial Services Authority did not investigate the financial activities of the Presbyterian Mutual Society prior to its entering...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of records of (a) tax take and (b) public expenditure held at (i) local authority and (ii) regional level.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the effect on the UK freight industry of changes in the taxation of aviation.

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many requests for meetings on his Department's consultation on the taxation of gaming machines his Department has received in the last 12 months; and...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when his Department plans to publish its response to its recent consultation on the taxation of gaming machines.

      Taxation: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to HM Revenue and Customs tax manual advice EIM60007, ministers of religion: exemption of income: overview; what Freedom of Information Act...

      Valuation Office: Geographical Information Systems

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will commission a privacy impact assessment in respect of the Valuation Office Agency's Geographical Information System.

      Valuation Office: Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden, of 21 May 2009, Official Report, column 1514W, on Valuation Office: training, if he will...

  • Justice

    • Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many drivers convicted of driving in each police authority when under the influence of alcohol or drugs in the East of England in each year since...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 102W, on departmental ministerial policy advisers, whether his special advisers...

      Offenders: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what intervention strategies his Department has developed to work with extremist offenders; (2) what group work programmes his Department has...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans his Department has to introduce mandatory sentences for carrying a knife in a public place.

      Prisoners Release: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what measures are in place to ensure adequate supervision of offenders convicted under anti-terrorism legislation who have subsequently been...

      Prisoners Release: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what percentage of young adults released from young offender institutions went to (a) housing provided by family members, (b) housing provided by...

      Prisoners: Suicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people (1) on home detention curfew committed suicide between 1999 and 2009; (2) released on an early release scheme committed suicide in...

      Prisons: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the level of overcrowding in prisons serving the Greater Manchester area; and if he will make a statement.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people on home detention curfew reoffended between 1999 and 2009; (2) how many people released under an early release scheme reoffended...

      Secure Accommodation: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the statutory authority is for placing children in secure training centres; and if he will make a statement.

      Secure Accommodation: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what secure accommodation provision is in place for juvenile offenders from (a) Reading, (b) Berkshire and (c) the South East.

      Theft: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum sentence is for the offence of the theft of a purse.

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what educational assessments are carried out on each young offender entering each young offender institution, with particular reference to Reading Young...

      Young Offenders: Self-Harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders in custody (a) committed suicide and (b) self-harmed in each of the last five years.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the additional specialties required to provide the range of services to be offered at the proposed major trauma...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average length of wait for treatment for a patient arriving at the Norfolk and Norwich University Trust Accident and Emergency facility was in...

      Aortic Aneurysm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospitals and (b) general practices provide ultra sound screening for aortic aneurysms, with particular reference to screening for men over...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date he plans to implement those recommendations in the Archer Report on contaminated blood and blood products which the Government have accepted.

      Breast Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress the NHS is making on the provision of breast screening for women in Hendon constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase awareness of (a) the symptoms of various forms of cancer and (b) the practice of regular...

      Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of induced births was at each maternity unit in the NHS in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether the new draft dental access contract was discussed with (a) representative bodies and (b) dental stakeholders before it was passed by his...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued to primary care trusts on the use of the new draft dental access contract as a basis for contractual discussions...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what timetable his Department has set for public consultation on the new draft dental access contract; (2) what form the (a) pilot and (b) public...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date his officials commenced drafting the new draft dental access contract; and on what date this work was completed.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates his officials met external organisations during the preparation of the new draft dental access contract.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost of drafting the new draft dental access contract.

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 101W, on dental services, if he will place in the Library a copy of the notes...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme relating to his Department; and...

      Doctors: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many consultant physician posts in sport and exercise medicine have been created in the NHS in the last three years.

      Down's Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the level of provision of healthcare services for those with Down's Syndrome; and what recent...

      Haemophilia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 900W, on haemophilia, what assessment his Department has made of the pathogenic effect...

      Health Services: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent (a) in total and (b) per inmate on healthcare for inmates of young offender institutions in 2008-09.

      Heart Diseases: Barnet Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in developing treatments for cardiac conditions at Barnet Hospital; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospital Wards: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the introduction of the productive ward concept at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) Northwick Park Hospital and...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the percentage cost was of (a) surgical and (b) other treatments in (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (ii) the Royal Free Hospital and (iii)...

      Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the financial position of (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (b) the Royal Free Hospital NHS Trust and (iii) Northwick Park Hospital...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of (a) MRSA and (b) clostridium difficile was at (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust, (ii) the Royal Free Hospital and...

      Hospitals: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the reconfiguration of services between Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his assessment is of the effects of the abolition of waiting time targets on patients awaiting operations at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the performance was as against waiting time targets for (a) operations, (b) accident and emergency, (c) outpatient services and (d) cancer...

      Housebound Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of NHS patients in England who are housebound.

      Maternity Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) midwives, (b) doctors below consultant grade and (c) consultants were employed in maternity services at (i) Barnet Hospital, (ii) Chase...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned into the merits of including societal costs and benefits within technology appraisals made by the National...

      Neurology: Plastic Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether (a) the Royal Free Hospital and (b) St. Mary's, Paddington offers (i) neurosurgery and (ii) plastic surgery services; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what further measures his Department is considering to ensure racial equality and tolerance in the NHS.

      Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many district nurses are employed by (a) primary care trusts, (b) acute trusts and (c) GP practices; (2) how many district nurses were...

      Nutrition: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is in respect of the regulation of the levels of sugar and salt contained in foods and drinks marketed at children.

      Operating Theatres: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what percentage of time operating theatres were in use at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) the Royal Free Hospital, (c) Northwick Park...

      Palliative Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been allocated to palliative care in (a) England and (b) the West Midlands in each of the last 10 years.

      Patient Choice Schemes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average time taken was to answer a call to the appointment booking system at (a) the Royal Free Hospital and (b) Barnet and Chase Farm...

      Patient Choice Schemes: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made in implementing the choose and book system for patients in Hendon constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to reduce levels of non-attendance at appointments at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals (b) Northwick Park Hospital and...

      Patients: Attendance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of patients did not attend for (a) operations and (b) out-patient appointments at (i) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (ii) the Royal...

      Patients: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients from the postcode (a) NW4, (b) NW7, (c) NW9 and (d) HA8 were treated at (i) Barnet Hospital, (ii) Chase Farm Hospital, (iii) the...

      Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the NHS has for future expenditure on the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital, Stanmore.

      School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will extend his Department's free fruit and vegetable scheme to junior school children; and if he will make a statement.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) guidance and (b) advice his Department plans to issue to (i) GPs and (ii) pregnant women to assist each in making an informed decision on swine...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what factors he took into account when assessing the risks to pregnant women arising from (a) administration of the swine influenza vaccination and (b)...

      Urology: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the NHS has to improve urology services at Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals; and if he will make a statement.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • 2010 World Cup

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to provide travel advice to British nationals ahead of the 2010 World Cup finals; and if he will make a...

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance the Government are giving to the Government of Afghanistan on negotiating trans-national contracts for the...

      Afghanistan: UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills on the establishment of a UK Trade...

      Brazil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Brazil.

      British Overseas Territories: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether records are kept of the levels of carbon dioxide emissions produced by the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

      British Overseas Territories: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the age is of the youngest person whose personal records are held on the Overseas Territories Regional Crime Intelligence...

      British Overseas Territories: Gross Domestic Product

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the gross domestic product per capita was for the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean in each of the last five years.

      British Overseas Territories: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what percentage of households in (a) Montserrat, (b) the British Virgin Islands, (c) the Turks and Caicos Islands, (d) the...

      British Overseas Territories: Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether solar photovoltaic systems have been installed on government buildings in the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean;...

      British Overseas Territories: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are in place to improve the telecommunications infrastructure in the UK Overseas Territories in the Caribbean.

      British Overseas Territories: Telecommunications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are in place to improve the telecommunications infrastructure in the UK Overseas Territories in the South Atlantic.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 67W, on Colombia: trade unions, what the cost was of his...

      Colombia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which official in his Department is responsible for monitoring the compliance with human rights standards of those Colombian...

      Colombia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on counter-narcotics assistance in Colombia; and if he will make a statement.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to seek to encourage MONUC and the Government of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to ensure that...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on first-class rail travel by its officials in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to seek to ensure progress in proceedings relating to Radovan Karadzic in the International Criminal...

      Iran: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on diplomatic action against Iran following the sentencing of Hossein...

      Israel: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to his oral answers to the hon. Members for Islington North and Lewes of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 757...

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of funding provided by (a) the Government and (b) the EU which has...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to contribute to peace and stability in the Middle East; and what recent discussions he has had with the...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the UK is giving to the Palestinian Authority to improve its policing and security systems; and if he will make a...

      Middle East: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of relations between the United States of America and Middle Eastern countries.

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request the Turkish Cypriot authorities to seek a reversal of the decision of their Higher Broadcasting Council to...

      Overseas Aid: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department has allocated to projects overseas to tackle domestic violence and sexual abuse in each year...

      South America: Conflict Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 13 July, Official Report, columns 108-9W, on Colombia: land mines, for what reason the Conflict...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to (a) (i) monitor and (ii) witness the trial of the Tibetan film-maker Dhondup Wangchen...

      Tibet: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek urgent clarification from the Chinese authorities on the whereabouts of Tibetans, Tenzin Phuntsok, Kangtsuk and...

      United Nations Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Aylesbury of 21 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1516-17, on the UN...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies Enterprise Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1930-31W, on the Academies Enterprise Trust, what funding...

    • Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it a requirement for organisations in charge of academies to publish annual financial accounts, including details...

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many meetings of the cross-departmental working group on tackling anti-Semitism his Department's official responsible for...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children of prisoners were taken into care by social services in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families by what date local authorities are expected to have completed shielding arrangements in respect of ContactPoint.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much he expects his Department to spend on the Graduate Leader Fund in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and if he will make a...

      Children's Centres: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 204W, on children's centres: Hertfordshire, how many proposed...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency programme...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will consider the merits of securing accreditation of his Department's helplines to the Helplines Association's quality...

      Digital Communications Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent by his Department on its Digital Communications Unit in each year since its inception; how many people are...

      Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1408-9W, on education: finance, how much of the allocation to...

      Family Courts: Guardians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received on the adequacy of supply of guardians in the family courts; and if he will make a...

      Free School Meals: Eligibility

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make it his policy to extend the provision of free school meals to families on working tax credit; and if he will make...

      GCE A-Level: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what average total point score was achieved by pupils taking A-level or equivalent qualifications in each school in Tamworth...

      Gypsy, Roma and Traveller Month

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has given to support Gypsy, Roma and Traveller month.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost under each budgetary heading of implementing each of the recommendations of the Badman...

      Parents: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents have attended a parenting course for separated parents under the provisions of the Children and Adoption Act...

      Pre-School Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects all two to five- year-olds to have access to the pre-school entitlement of 15 hours per week; and if he will make...

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 8 July 2009, Official Report, column 892W, on pre-school education: finance, how much of the £363...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of children in primary schools linked to phase one Sure Start centres achieved the national standard in each of...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attended (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) five and (e) 10 primary schools in the last year for which...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) for what average length of time a permanently excluded pupil missed school through fixed-period exclusion before the...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 9 July 2009, Official Report, columns 997-8W, on pupil referral units, what the equivalent figures are...

      Pupils: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what research his Department has (a) undertaken, (b) commissioned and (c) evaluated on the educational achievement of children...

      Reading: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proposals his Department has to encourage Nottingham city council to take up the Every Child a Reader scheme; and if he will...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in what ways the additional funding allocated to schools for 2009-2012 will be used.

      Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on refurbishment of (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Chorley and (ii) Lancashire...

      Schools: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what capital funding was allocated to schools in Norwich, North constituency in (a) 1997, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

      Schools: Norwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average teacher-pupil ratio is for each school in Norwich, North constituency.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to his Department of the School Improvement and Targets Unit was in the latest period for which figures are...

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to issue guidance on Independent Safeguarding Authority vetting arrangements in relation to parental visits to...

      Special Educational Needs: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated to special needs provision in (a) Lancashire and (b) each county in the north-west...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils began studying for a diploma in September 2009.

      Specialised Diplomas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to date has been of the diploma aggregation service; and how much is expected to be spent on the service in each of...

      Specialised Diplomas: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps his Department has taken to increase levels of educational opportunity for children from the most deprived...

      Teachers: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to seek to reduce the level of absences due to stress amongst school staff.

      Teachers: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants were working for Lancashire Education Authority (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entrants for mathematics specialist initial teacher training there were in (a) 2002, (b) 2004, (c) 2006 and (d) 2008;...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bankruptcies there were in (a) England, (b) London, (c) Richmond-upon-Thames and (d) Twickenham...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to upgrade broadband facilities in the UK.

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of delivery of the universal service commitment of two...

      Broadband: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of delivery of next generation broadband to at least 90 per cent. of homes and...

      Business: UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses with (a) fewer than 50, (b) between 51 and 100, (c) between 101 and 250 and (d) more than 250...

      Business: UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses received assistance from UK Trade and Investment in each of the last four years, broken down by...

      Consolidated Contractors Corporation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) meetings, (b) communications and (c) other contacts Ministers and officials in his Department have had...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has a strategy to encourage voltage optimisation on its estate.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and its predecessor has spent on advertising and publicity in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether Government cars have been provided for the use of special advisers in his Department in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which companies are under contract to his Department to provide mail services; and when each such contract expires.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the procurement budget of his Department and its predecessor was in each of the last five years; and what...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of procurement contracts (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) its agencies awarded to...

      Digital Broadcasting: Birmingham

      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 Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small...

      Entry Clearances: Students

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he last met the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration to discuss student visas.

      Export Credit Guarantees: Nigeria

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Export Credits Guarantee Department has requested information from (a) MW Kellogg Limited and (b)...

      High Pay Commission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will establish a high pay commission.

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many higher education institutions have applied to be able to use the title of university since 2004.

      Higher Education: Admissions

      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 old in each socio-economic group resident in (i)...

      Higher Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many school students from Birmingham, Northfield constituency entered higher education in each of the last 10 years.

      Israel: Natural Gas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received regarding a proposed agreement between the Israel Electric Corporation and...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to reply to Question 291983, on broadband and the BT network, tabled on 9 October 2009.

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) cars and (b) vans purchased under the vehicle scrappage scheme were (i) manufactured in the UK and (ii)...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many cars had been purchased under the car scrappage scheme in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales on...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many cars had been purchased under the car scrappage scheme in (a) Leeds and (b) West Yorkshire at the latest...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many cars have been purchased under the scrappage scheme in (a) London, (b) Richmond-upon-Thames and (c)...

      Musical Instruments: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's policy is on supporting UK manufacturers of musical instruments.

      National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1433W, on public bodies: finance, what the return...

      Overseas Trade: Afghanistan

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage trade and investment between the UK and Afghanistan.

      Parental Leave: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people in Birmingham Sparkbrook and Small Heath constituency who took (a)...

      Rover Group: Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the team investigating the collapse of MG Rover first notified the Government that there were sufficient grounds...

      Royal Mail: Communications Workers Union

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Communication Workers Union has received from Royal Mail in each of the last 10 financial years.

      Royal Mail: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the revenue Royal Mail lost as a result of industrial action (a) in 2007 and (b)...

      Royal Mail: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1527W, on Royal Mail: industrial disputes, how many...

      Students: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students in each region have received disabled students' allowance in each year since its introduction.

      Students: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on disabled students' allowance in each year since its introduction.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of students from Suffolk were receiving non-repayable maintenance grants from Suffolk...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many and what proportion of applications for support from the Student Loans Company for 2009-10 have been...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints received by UK Trade and Investment were responded to (a) within one to 10 days, (b) within 11...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment employees have taken time off work as a result of diagnosed stress in each of the...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies who received assistance from UK Trade and Investment in 2008-09 also received assistance from a...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) accommodation and (b) staff costs his Department incurred in relation to UK Trade and Investment employees...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) accommodation and (b) staff costs his Department incurred in relation to employees based at UK Trade and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK Trade and Investment staff were based in each region in each of the last four years.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which companies in each region received assistance from UK Trade and Investment in each of the last four years.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure has been incurred on marketing UK Trade and Investment in each of the last four years.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of UK Trade and Investment's performance against its targets for attracting (a) high...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurants by UK Trade...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent on (a) standard, (b) business and (c) first class air travel by UK Trade and Investment in each...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much financial assistance UK Trade and Investment provided to businesses in the defence sector (a) in total and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much UK Trade and Investment spent on consultants and other external advice in each of the last four years.

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many employees of UK Trade and Investment attended the Beijing Olympics in July 2008 in an official capacity.

      UK Trade and Investment: Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints were received by UK Trade and Investment in each of the last four years.

      UK Trade and Investment: Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what targets for responding to complaints were adopted by UK Trade and Investment in each of the last four years.

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Marital Status

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of serving military personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy, and (c) the Royal Air Force, are (1) single, (2) married without children, (3)...

    • Armed Forces: Marriage Counselling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what marriage counselling and support is available to (a) Armed Forces personnel and their families, and (b) Armed Forces personnel serving in theatre.

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to comments made on the Today programme on 17 September, by Harold Peters, an Ascension Island councillor, concerning an alleged shortfall...

      Bats

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what legislation and in what circumstances developers are required to make provision for bats to cross roads, railways or other infrastructure.

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with regard to section 3 of the declaration of support in the Belfast agreement of 1998, what are the definitions of equality, partnership and mutual respect...

      Broadcasting: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Equality and Human Rights Commission to investigate the BBC in relation to the discharge of its public duty responsibilities under the...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 13 July (WA 183—4), why providing options for Christian denominations in the 2011 census would not...

      Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Office for National Statistics to produce a time series of the statistical relationship between gross domestic product growth and...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many disputes there were over mapping between farmers and the Rural Payments Agency in relation to the single farm payment scheme in (a) 2007, and (b) 2008;...

      Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 21 July (WA 312), whether they will consult the Northern Ireland Judicial Studies Board to seek a review of the...

      Courts: Fees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances High Court Enforcement Officers are permitted to charge debtors who owe hundreds of pounds costs of several thousand pounds; and what...

      Cyprus: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who paid for the United Kingdom contingent of the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus in the latest year for which figures are available; and what was the...

      Disabled People: Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to the Green Paper Shaping the Future of Care Together, whether monies levied under a Government insurance scheme or a comprehensive scheme will be...

      Electoral Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 14 July (WA 198), how they define "as soon as possible" for the purposes of holding a public consultation on the...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the comments by Lord Darzi of Denham on 29 October 2008 (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1624) and with reference to the articles in Nature (vol....

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Equality and Human Rights Commission will publish its annual report and accounts for 2008—09.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Equality and Human Rights Commission will spend during the current financial year on interim staff and external consultants; how much of that would...

      EU: Farming Support

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the report of the National Audit Office saying that £620 million spent by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Rural...

      Gypsies and Travellers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what efforts the Black and Minority Ethnic Women Councillors' Taskforce has made to involve Gypsy and Traveller women; and with what success.

      Health: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people receive NHS continuing care in each primary care trust each year; and what proportion of the population of each primary care trust those figures...

      Health: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of people receiving NHS continuing care each year do not live at home. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people they forecast will need to...

      Health: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the cost of funding NHS continuing care has been included in the overall care costs for older people to be funded as part of the proposed national care service.

      Health: Hydration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 October (WA 60), how requests from patients for hydration are communicated to health care professionals if...

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made towards the measures of success highlighted in the Chief Medical Officer's "Stopping Tuberculosis in England" action plan. To ask Her...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases have been heard by the Special Immigration Appeals Commission in each year since it was established; and how many cases are now listed for...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the reply by Lord West of Spithead on 22 October (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 809), what are the net migration figures in 2007 and 2008 that...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether immigration detainees who are pregnant are provided with dietary supplements.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether prophylactic medicines are offered sufficiently in advance to detainees about to be deported to malarial countries.

      Motorcyclists: Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they keep records of prosecutions of motorcyclists for vehicle noise offences; and, if so, how many there have been in each county in each of the past...

      Parliamentary Constituencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much time is required for a full review of parliamentary constituencies in the United Kingdom.

      Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the code of practice on the management of police pursuits will be issued to police forces.

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what projections they have for the population of the United Kingdom for each 10 years up to 2050.

      Prisons: Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have issued guidance or advice to the Crown Court about whether judges should take account of the prison population in their case management or in...

      Roads: A1(M) Hatfield Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the ventilation system in the Hatfield Tunnel on the A1 is coping with vehicle exhaust fumes.

      Shipping: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the budget for 2010—11 of the Research and Radionavigation Directorate of the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

      Shipping: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a cost-benefit analysis has been carried out of the Research and Radionavigation Directorate of the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom...

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed in the Research and Radionavigation Directorate of the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland. To ask Her...

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions personnel from the Research and Radionavigation Directorate of the General Lighthouse Authorities of the United Kingdom and Ireland visited...

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether pirates arrested off Somalia by the Royal Navy have been brought to justice; and, if so, where.

      Tax Credits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will introduce to ensure that parents can meet childcare costs; and whether they will ensure that the working tax credit is adequate for such...

      Violent Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Institute of Race Relations report Spooked: How not to prevent violent extremism, which suggests that the Prevent programme for...

      Young People: Custody

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many young people aged under 18 were remanded in custody in each year since 1992.

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