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Written answers

Thursday, 5 November 2009

  • Leader of the House

  • Treasury

    • Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1891W, on advertising, how much (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c)...

    • Alcohol: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has made an assessment of the likely effects on levels of fraud in respect of alcohol duty of the setting of minimum prices for alcohol.

      Climate Change

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the likely effects on his Department's policies of an...

      Coinage: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the purported face value was of counterfeit coins seized in each year since 1997.

      Coinage: Counterfeit Manufacturing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the purported face value of counterfeit coins in circulation.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1391W, on council tax: valuation, if he will place in the Library an electronic version...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many people his Department employs to maintain its social media and social networking accounts; and at what annual cost to the public purse; (2)...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on maintaining its YouTube channel in each of the last 12 months.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had on the provision of free financial advice to (a) pensioners and (b) others who have lost money following investment in...

      Excise Duties: Biofuels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the UK's biodiesel market of the proposed removal of the 20 pence per litre duty differential...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which legislative provision authorises the Financial Services Authority to require qualified independent financial advisors to submit themselves for...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Financial Services Authority has made of the number of qualified independent financial advisers who will not meet the criteria for fresh...

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which companies have referred the matter of a fine for failing to treat customers fairly to the Financial Services and Markets Tribunal since the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when a reply will be sent to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford's letter of 10 August 2009 concerning his constituent, Mrs Alan Tritton of Great Leighs,...

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether air passenger duty arrangements apply to private jets; and if he will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Floods: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the Government's priorities are for the programme of flood defences in the West Midlands.

    • Hydrochlorofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will set a date for ending the use of fluoride-based greenhouse gases in refrigeration units; and if he will make a...

      River Trent: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) cleaning up the recent discharge of cyanide and raw sewage...

      Seeds: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs from which countries his Department permits the import of ash seedlings and transplants.

      Trees: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures are in place to prevent the importation of tree diseases via ash (a) seedlings and (b) transplants.

  • Transport

    • A50: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the concrete surface of the A50 Doveridge bypass to (a) reach end-of-life and (b) be resurfaced; and what estimate has...

    • Air Transport Users' Council: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department is providing to the Air Transport Users' Council in 2009-10.

      Aviation: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what arrangements he has put in place to enable airlines to reduce carbon dioxide and other emissions; and what arrangements he has put in...

      Bus Services: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the percentage change in levels of bus usage in (a) England, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) the St Albans parliamentary constituency was...

      Bus Services: Peterborough

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

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what criteria are used to determine the eligibility to register for the local residents scheme for the Dartford crossing; what recent...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

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

      Exhaust Systems

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what factors the Government considered when opting out of the provisions of European Directive 92/97/EEC on type approved exhausts; and what...

      Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has contributed to the Integrated Transport Smartcard Organisation in each of the last 12 years.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on which occasions his Department and its predecessors have, following the decision of the Secretary of State, reimbursed or ameliorated net...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of levels of road safety in (a) County Durham, (b) North Yorkshire, (c) Swindon and (d) Barnet...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which fixed speed camera led to the largest number of speeding tickets being issued in the latest 12-month period for which information is...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average cost is of (a) installing and (b) operating an average speed camera for a year.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport in what urban areas trials of the use of average speed cameras are planned to start in the next six months.

      Sustrans: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has given Sustrans for (a) capital expenditure on and (b) maintenance of the walkway between Fallowfield and Audenshaw.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and (b)...

    • Film

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Prime Minister and (b) the Chancellor of the Exchequer on funding for a national film...

      Local Press: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he plans to introduce to provide assistance to regional newspapers.

      Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many playing fields have been (a) created and (b) lost in each local authority in each year since 1997; in how many cases Sport...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she is taking to reduce the length of time it takes to process an appeal against an attendance allowance decision for those cases...

    • Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the number of incapacity benefit claims which will be terminated in each of the next 10 years due to the death of the claimant.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency were receiving in each of the last 24 months.

      Pensioners: Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the average percentage of pensioners' energy bills likely to be met by the winter fuel payment in (a) the UK,...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the ease with which application forms for disability benefits can be completed by young people with...

      State Retirement Pensions: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many British expatriates in each overseas country received a UK state pension from 1997 to 2008.

      Unemployed: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people between the ages of 18 and 24 years were unemployed in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland and (c) the Highlands in each of the...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency had no...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Overseas Territories: Remembrance Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to lay a wreath on behalf of the British Overseas Territories on the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day; and if he...

    • Colombia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether members of his Department posted to Bogota have visited political prisoners in Colombia jails.

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the Government of Colombia on the detention since September 2007 of trade...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials while overseas in each of the...

      Hakluyt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what contacts his Department has had with Hakluyt and Co Ltd since 1 January 2009.

      Honduras: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the restoration of democratic government in Honduras.

      Kenya: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of the state of relations between the UK and the government of Kenya; and what recent discussions...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government are taking to encourage dialogue between the authorities in Israel and Palestine.

      Passports: Embassies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 257W, on passports: embassies, how many emergency passports...

      South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates Ministers from his Department met representatives of the Government of (a) Brazil, (b) Argentina, (c)...

      Tanzania: Overseas Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice his Department provides to potential British investors in Tanzania; whether such investors are informed of the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to answer (a) Question 294787 on Colombia: land mines and (b) Question 295023 on travel advice to British...

  • Wales

    • Forensic Science Service: Chepstow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what meetings he has had to discuss the future of the Forensic Science Service Laboratory in Chepstow in the last eight months.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what bonuses have been paid to (a) consultants and (b) contractors working on the Olympic Park construction project.

  • Prime Minister

    • Environment Protection: Work Experience

      To ask the Prime Minister what progress has been made in implementing proposals to increase green work placements, in association with the Eden Project and the Mayday Network; what public funds...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department plans to take to counter extremism in areas predominantly populated by white, working-class people;...

    • Community Relations: Faith Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has commissioned recent research on the relationship between the number of faith schools in an area and...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by his Department on consultancy services relating to the establishment of (a) the Homes and Communities...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has a strategy to encourage voltage optimisation on the estate of local authorities.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, with reference to his Department's advertisement for a job vacancy published in August 2009 for a policy adviser to the...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on recruiting each member of the (a) Homes and Communities Agency Board and (b) National Housing and...

      Departmental Staffing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, columns 460-62W, on departmental staffing, what each project was on...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on the FiReControl project and its funding; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the criteria are for participation in the fire and rescue service high potential development programme; and if he will make...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much is planned to be spent on the fire and rescue service in the next three years.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much funding was provided to the fire and rescue service per resident in (a) England, (b) the West Midlands and (c)...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what projects the Homes and Communities Agency Academy has employed external consultants.

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the average selling price of (a) a four-bedroom detached house, (b) a three-bedroom detached house, (c) a...

      Regional Planning and Development: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recommendations the west midlands regional spatial strategy planning inspectors panel made on reviewing the green belt.

      Tenants Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what research his Department is undertaking into the security of tenure of residents of privately-rented accommodation; and...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many helplines his Department operates; how much it has received from the operation of such helplines in each of the last three...

    • Rwanda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what criteria are used to determine the level of direct humanitarian aid distributed to individual states; and to what extent Rwanda...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress towards agreement has been made in international negotiations on climate change.

    • International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent steps his Department has taken to secure an international agreement on climate change; and if he will make a statement.

      Gas Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of levels of gas storage in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in reducing the UK's carbon dioxide emissions over the last five years.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the contribution of onshore wind to the UK's electricity generation capacity; and if he...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the Government's policy on future use of nuclear power; and if he will make a statement.

      Global Temperature

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will discuss with the Met Office Hadley Centre and the university of East Anglia Climate Research Unit the publication of...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to implement the efficiency recommendations of the Operational Efficiency Programme relating to his...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the likely level of consumption of (a) gas, (b) oil and (c) coal by the UK energy supply...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of the UK's energy supply likely to be generated by (a) coal, (b) oil, (c) gas,...

      Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of levies to be placed on fossil fuels in order to fund the proposed renewable heat incentive;...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on measures to reduce fuel poverty among park home residents since 1997.

      Green Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on the use of green hydrogen as an alternative to natural gas.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of levels of gas storage in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many wind farms there are in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Tees Valley district.

      Wind Power: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on wind farm planning applications in areas of outstanding natural beauty; and if he will...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many police officers are planned to be deployed in each basic command unit in the Staffordshire police force area in (a) 2010,...

    • Burglary: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent from the public purse on measures to reduce numbers of burglaries in each of the last 10 years; and what plans he has for...

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated (a) directly and (b) indirectly via grants to (i) local authorities and (ii) other...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made by local crime partnerships in (a) Denbighshire and (b) England and Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost of false burglar alarm call-outs to each police force in each of the last three years.

      Crime: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences committed by children in care have been recorded in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents where residents of (a) children's care homes and (b) older people's care homes were victims of violent crime have been...

      Drugs: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug-related arrests there have been in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) the Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and...

      Entry Clearances: Religious Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what vetting procedures his Department applies in respect of imams from abroad who are seeking employment in the UK.

      Fireworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the effectiveness of legislation on (a) the misuse of fireworks and (b) the sale of fireworks over the internet in...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Forensic Science Service spent on (a) travel and (b) expenses for its Chief Executive in each of the last five years.

      Forensic Science: Digital Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the time taken by forensic teams to process (a) computer data and (b) other digital evidence; what...

      Gun Sports: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 183W, on gun sports: Olympic Games 2012, how many permits under section 5...

      Gun Sports: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1441W, on Olympic Games: gunsports, whether there are plans to allow...

      Identity Cards: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions an identity card has been withdrawn because the application was (a) suspected of having been and (b) found to have...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sponsor licence applications have been processed without payment of the relevant fee in each of the last 36 months.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent members of staff at the UK Border Agency have been assigned to process sponsor applications under each tier of...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for sponsor licences have been received in each of the last 36 months.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sponsors under the points-based immigration system have had their licences suspended in each of the last 36 months.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visits UK Border Agency staff made to sponsors in each of the last 36 months.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who have been involved in an organisation which had its sponsor licence revoked have subsequently been found to have...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students whose sponsor had had its licence (a) revoked and (b) suspended were studying in the UK on the latest date for which...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what security checks are carried out in relation to each type of user of the sponsorship management system.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many users of each type of the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system have had their access to that system revoked in each of the...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who have applied to be (a) an authorising officer, (b) a key contractor and (c) a level 1 user of the UK Border Agency...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system has been temporarily unavailable since it became operational.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what security checks are made available in relation to those people who are employed to manage (a) data input and (b) the computer...

      Immigration Controls: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licences have been granted to prospective sponsors of ministers of religion under Tier 2 of the points-based immigration system in...

      Immigration: Unpaid Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) public bodies and (b) other organisations to which the UK Border Agency has issued notices of liability had not paid the...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expected running costs are of (a) the Independent Safeguarding Authority and (b) the Vetting and Barring Scheme in each of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. T. Khan.

      Passports: Gibraltar

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether there is an annual limit on the number of UK passports which can be issued by Gibraltar's Government; (2) how many UK...

      Passports: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for (a) new passports and (b) renewal of passports were submitted to the passport office in Belfast in each year...

      Police: Libya

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers from each force provided training in Libya in each of the last five years; and what training roles such officers...

      Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent from the Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund in each category of expenditure in each year since...

      Prostitution: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the effect on demand for the sex industry in London arising from the number of tourists expected to attend the...

      Radicalism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) identified and (b) prosecuted for spreading extremism on the web in the last 12 months.

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) UK Border Agency IT systems and (b) services outsourced by the UK Border Agency are (i) provided and (ii) supported by...

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are used by the UK Border Agency to review for benchmarking purposes the costs of (a) IT (i) systems and (ii) services, (b)...

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what shared services arrangements the UK Border Agency has; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which items the UK Border Agency has acquired from a purchasing catalogue for procurement in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      UK Border Agency: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) budget and (b) outturn of the UK Border Agency was in respect of IT in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of (a) standard checks and (b) enhanced checks undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau were the subject of a...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for a (a) standard and (b) enhanced check have been made to the Criminal Records Bureau by people on List 99 in each...

  • Northern Ireland

    • EC Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many EU programmes in operation in Northern Ireland in each of the last five years his Department has assessed against their objectives.

    • EC Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the amount of the UK's net contribution to the EU budget in each year since 2005 attributable to Northern Ireland.

      EC Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of EU structural funds on public expenditure in Northern Ireland; (2) how much was allocated to...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK troops have been (a) killed and (b) injured in Afghanistan since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

    • Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel are deployed on operations at each overseas location.

      Armed Forces: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what organisations dedicated to service family welfare and support for the (a) Army, (b) Navy and (c) Royal Air Force are supported by his Department;...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of overseas units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation are in each condition grade.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of UK units of (a) single living accommodation and (b) service family accommodation are in each condition grade.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many complaints were received by Modern Housing Solutions on the maintenance of service accommodation in each month in 2009 to date.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required, (b) actual and (c) fit for task strength is of each battalion of the infantry.

      Army: Marines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) regiments and (b) battalions there are in the (i) Army and (ii) Royal Marines.

      BAE Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent discussions he has had with representatives of BAE on defence procurement matters; (2) what visits he has made to BAE factories in the...

      Civil Contingency Reaction Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what budget has been allocated to the Civil Contingency Reaction Force in each year since 2002.

      Colombia: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which official of his Department is responsible for monitoring the compliance with human rights standards of members of Colombian military forces which...

      Departmental Official Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what official visits he has made to (a) Royal Navy ships other than Type 42 destroyers and (b) Royal Navy bases in the last six months.

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the letters sent to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Selly Oak from (a) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (Veterans) dated (i)...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets the Royal Navy has seized from suspected pirates around the coast of Somalia since January 2009.

      South America: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates Ministers from his Department met representatives of the Government of (a) Brazil, (b) Argentina, (c) Venezuela, (d) Ecuador, (e)...

      Territorial Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost of allowing Territorial Army units to continue to train on drill nights until 1 April 2010.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on the design of the next generation of the nuclear deterrent; what schedule has been prepared for its development and...

  • Health

    • Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the full response of his Department to the report by the Rarer Cancers Forum entitled Off limits, published on 14 August 2009; what...

    • Cancer: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS oncologists were employed in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency...

      Cancer: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which primary care trusts (a) failed, (b) under-achieved and (c) achieved the Care Quality Commission's target reduction rate for cancer mortality in...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the NHS in implementing collaborative commissioning processes, as recommended by his Department's National Cancer Director...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure patients are given access to balanced written information on the (a) benefits, (b) toxicities and (c)...

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department allocated for biomedical research on the causes and treatment of myalgic encephalomyelitis in 2008-09.

      Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether his Department plans to make myalgic encephalomyelitis a notifiable illness in schools; (2) what recent discussions his Department has had...

      Commissioning Support Appraisals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will publish in full the statement his Department's spokesperson issued to the Daily Mail on 19 October 2009 in response to that newspaper's...

      Community Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many community nurses were working as (a) district nurses, (b) health visitors and (c) general practice nurses on the latest date for which figures...

      Cosmetics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to prevent harm to human health arising from the use of skin-whitening products, with particular reference to...

      Cosmetics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has commissioned on the effects on human health of skin-whitening products.

      Cosmetics: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions resulted from the use of skin-whitening products in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Dental Services: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on NHS general dental services in St. Albans in (a) cash and (b) real terms in each of the last five years.

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress has been made by his Department on its investigation of the (a) extent and (b) causes of variations in international drug usage;...

      Drugs: Side Effects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information is available to GPs and pharmacists on the chemical composition of (a) generic and (b) branded drugs to enable risks of adverse...

      General Practitioners: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioners were providing NHS services in St. Albans constituency on the most recent date for which figures are available.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the NHS is to withdraw from its reciprocal agreements with the health service of (a) Jersey, (b) Guernsey and (c) the Isle of Man; what...

      Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust, (b) South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and (c) York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust...

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, column 334W, on cardiovascular system: screening, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department is considering the provision of additional support for general practitioner surgeries in the winter months to assist with (a)...

      Influenza: Herefordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doses of (a) the H1N1 influenza vaccine and (b) seasonal influenza vaccines are available for distribution (i) nationwide and (ii) in...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are eligible to receive (a) the H1N1 influenza vaccine and (b) seasonal influenza vaccines (i) nationwide and (ii) in Herefordshire; and...

      Malnutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether officials of his Department have had discussions with the Equality and Human Rights Commission on the incidence of malnutrition in (a) NHS...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in improving the timeliness of decision-making by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence since the...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of enforcement of Article 81 of the European Directive on Control of Medicines in tackling medicines...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what contingency arrangements his Department has in place to manage shortages in the supply of medicines; (2) what recent discussions he has had on...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to assess the level of transparency in primary care trust decision-making on the funding of treatments for patients with (a) cancer and...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has directed NHS trusts to implement the provisions of the October 2005 joint statement on Agenda for Change and NHS Contractors...

      NHS: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS bodies in the South East have implemented the provisions of the October 2005 joint statement on Agenda for Change and NHS Contractors Staff.

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations his Department has received on the effectiveness of the operation of his Department's guidance on NHS patients who wish to pay for...

      North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed as (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff by North Yorkshire and York Primary Care...

      North Yorkshire and York Primary Care Trust: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on employment costs of (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff at North Yorkshire and York Primary...

      Pain: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what medication the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is assessing in relation to the treatment of complex regional pain syndrome.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of administering the NHS prescription charging system in each of the last three years.

      Private Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to issue guidance to primary care trusts on the circumstances in which they (a) may and (b) may not reimburse patients for treatments...

      South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed as (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff by South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust...

      South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staffing costs of (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff at South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust were...

      Speech Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified speech therapists there are per head of population in each primary care trust.

      Speech Therapy: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many speech therapists completed their training in the UK in each of the last five years; and what his Department's latest estimate is of the number...

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria were used to decide which areas should receive swine influenza vaccines first.

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects general practitioner surgeries in the south-west of the New Forest to receive supplies of the influenza vaccine.

      Tuberculosis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the availability of drugs appropriate for the treatment of paediatric tuberculosis patients.

      Whipps Cross Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on capital costs associated with each (a) development and (b) treatment project at Whipps Cross Hospital in the last nine years.

      York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed as (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff by York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in...

      York Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on staffing costs of (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff at York Hospitals NHS Foundation...

      Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the budget of the Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority was in each of the last three years; (2) what the budget of the (a)...

      Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were employed as (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff by Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health...

      Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the staffing costs of (a) managers, (b) nurses, (c) doctors and (d) other administrative staff at Yorkshire and the Humber Strategic Health...

  • Justice

    • Coroner Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons inquests into the deaths of Scottish service personnel overseas are held by HM Coroner for Wiltshire.

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criminal offences enacted since 1997 have never resulted in (a) a criminal prosecution and (b) a criminal conviction.

      Departmental Postal Services

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

      Electoral Systems: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1475-6W, on electoral systems: armed forces, how many of the 9,670 service personnel...

      Legal Aid: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what data were used by the Legal Services Commission to decide that providers of legal advice and help in London (a) in asylum cases should have to...

      Legal Aid: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which organisations in the London procurement area received funds from the Legal Services Commission in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09; and...

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many magistrates courts have been closed in each criminal justice area in each year since 1997.

      Magistrates Courts: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1373W, on magistrates courts: closures, how many magistrates courts there were in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Birmingham, Yardley of (a) 3 June and 17 July 2009 on second opinions in the Family...

      Offenders: Electronic Tagging

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders have been electronically tagged in each year since electronic monitoring began; and if he will make a statement.

      Penalty Notices for Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of penalty notices for disorder were issued (a) in police custody and (b) on the street in (i) 2007 and (ii) 2008.

      Prison Service: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much has been spent on the Prison Service's Counselling Assessment Referral Advice and Throughcare scheme since its inception; (2) what...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, column 2266W, on prisons: manpower, how many prisoners released on licence and...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consideration he has given to the introduction of (a) risk assessments and (b) accommodation checks prior to release for offenders to be released...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the effect on the completion rate for court orders of proposed reductions in the budget for the Probation Service.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Tier 4 offenders are under supervision by unqualified probation officers.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many disposals of each type were given to 10 to 12 year-olds convicted of (a) a violent criminal offence and (b) a non-violent criminal offence in...

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours per day on average a young offender spent (a) in cells, (b) undergoing education and training and (c) in free association in the latest...

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours a week were spent by prisoners at Reading Young Offender Institution on (a) education and training, (b) exercise and (c) free...

      Young People: Remand in Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which local authorities have placed children in secure training centres on remand in each month in the last two years.

  • Women and Equality

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with reference to the answer of 25 November 2008, Official Report, column 1175W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, what the pay gaps were on...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many former relevant children as defined in his Department's guidance on Children (Leaving Care) there are in each local...

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1404-05W, on children: social services, when Ofsted expects...

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in post-16 education in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) Peterborough City Council area are in receipt of...

      Faith Schools: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether it is his policy to encourage the establishment of Muslim (a) day and (b) boarding schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools do not have playing fields of an area of over 0.4 hectares on their premises.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received on increasing the number of Sure Start children's centres.

      Young People: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average (a) pay and (b) pay-related costs of employing a detached youth social worker were in the latest period...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths attributed to (a) horse riding and (b) ecstasy were recorded in the last 10 years.

    • Death: Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of mortality from prostate cancer was in Ashford constituency in each of the last five years.

      Hakluyt

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what contacts her Department has had with Hakluyt and Co. Ltd. since 1 January 2009.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average length of time was for which claimants resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency were in receipt of...

      Ministers: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Ministers have received training for undertaking their ministerial duties in each year since 2005; and if she will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London Borough of Bexley were not in education,...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the adult apprenticeship budget managed by the Learning and Skills Council in 2009-10 is planned to be...

    • Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding for higher apprenticeships was provided by (a) the Learning and Skills Council and (b) the Higher...

      Apprentices: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship places in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) Greater London have been lost as...

      Apprentices: North West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many government-funded apprenticeships have been undertaken in each local authority area in the North West...

      Bank Services: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Government is taking to protect members of the public from organised fraudulent schemes which solicit...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of households which have access to high-speed broadband internet;...

      Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what criteria his Department's decisions on recommendations referred to it by the competition authorities under the...

      Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the (a) Competition Commission and (b) Office of Fair Trading has referred a (i) matter and...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost of employment tribunals relating to each of the nine universities in the North...

      Framework for Excellence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received from further education colleges on Framework for Excellence 2009.

      Further Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of adult further education students in Learning and Skills Council-funded provision are 19 to 24...

      Higher Education: Botany

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many students received an undergraduate degree in botany at a university in England in each of the last five...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many insolvencies there were in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Job Creation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many jobs have been created in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d) Middlesbrough South...

      Learning and Skills Improvement Service: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department is providing to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service in 2009-10; and what...

      Liverpool John Moores University: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the rate of staff dismissals at Liverpool John Moores University.

      Publications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the PricewaterhouseCoopers report to his Department on the sale by General...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of students who applied for (a) student loans and (b) grants from Suffolk local education authority...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of students who applied for (a) student loans and (b) grants from (i) Richmond-upon-Thames local...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timetable is for the Government's review of student funding.

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much money the Government estimates was made available to higher education students via bursaries in the academic...

      Students: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of students from Lancashire County Council local education authority area who applied for (a) student...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was paid out in maintenance and tuition fee loans by the Student Loan Company (a) in total and (b) to...

      Technology Strategy Board: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding the Technology Strategy Board has allocated to (a) businesses and (b) video games businesses in 2008-09.

      University Centre Peterborough

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to discuss with the Higher Education Funding Council for England future plans for the number of...

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will allow employee-responsive funding allocated for financial year 2010-11 by the Learning and Skills Council...

  • House of Lords

    • Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in considering their foreign policy towards the Republic of Ireland, they monitor the steps taken by the government of the Republic of Ireland in...

    • Citizens Advice Bureaux

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to their report Building a Society for All Ages (page 18), whether they will fund the total cost of rolling out the Financial Skills for Life programme to...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Greek Cypriot Government about mobile telephones and internet services across the Green Line between the southern and...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the population of southern Cyprus constituted by (a) Greek Cypriots, and (b) Greek settlers.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of Greek Cypriots and Turkish Cypriots crossing the Green Line in Cyprus each month.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value of cross-Green Line trade from (a) Northern Cyprus into Greek Cypriot southern Cyprus, and (b) southern Cyprus into...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will maintain their commitment under the Treaty of Guarantee for Cyprus following the conclusions of the settlement talks by the two Cypriot community...

      Cyprus: British High Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the British High Commission in Cyprus is located in the Greek Cypriot administered sector of the island; and how many times the present High Commissioner...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had discussions with the Government of Cyprus about whether some Greek Cypriots have agreed compensation for property in Northern Cyprus which...

      EU: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Myners on 27 October (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 1096) stating that "the EU is a positive contributor to job creation in...

      Government Initiatives: Advertising

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which initiatives by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its agencies were advertised in each of the past five years; how much was spent on...

      Ira

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the recently released information about the role played by the government of the Republic of Ireland in 1969 and 1970 in the...

      Iraq

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the impact of the Iraq war on the number of Christians in Iraq.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many temporary National Insurance Numbers have been granted in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many National Insurance numbers have been issued to nationals of each of the last 12 countries to have entered the European Union since their respective accessions.

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what revisions have been made over the last two years to the bonuses and additional payments systems to staff in the Northern Ireland Office; and whether they...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what payments have been made for the year 2008—09 to staff of the Northern Ireland Office over and above their normal salaries; and what percentage of staff...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 13 July (WA 187) concerning press officers in the Northern Ireland Office, what is the monitoring...

      Norway: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether trade with Norway increased or reduced in each of the past three years for which figures are available.

      Norway: Trade

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether trade between Norway and the European Union increased or reduced in each of the past three years for which figures are available.

      Older People: Retirement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to their report Building a Society for all ages (page 20, paragraph 15), what will happen to information input by individuals in the course of reviewing...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what numbers and percentages of (a) men, and (b) women will be entitled to the state earnings-related pension scheme or the state second pension in (1) 2020, (2)...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 14 December 2008 (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 222), what were the total costs incurred by the...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether persons receiving public service pensions may be employed again in the public sector.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what percentage the state old age pension is lower than it would be if it had been linked to the average increase in earnings over the past 10 years.

      Peru

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 6 July (Official Report, House of Lords, cols. 446—49) concerning the indigenous peoples of the Republic of...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the full note of 24 November 1994 by Detective Chief Superintendent Eddie McIvor, Royal Ulster Constabulary, placed on the police file...

      Ports: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether ports that supply electricity to tenants are classified as directed utilities suppliers under the climate change levy and therefore are responsible for...

      Thames Barrier: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many combined sewage overflow pipes are located between the Thames Barrier and Windsor.

      Thames Barrier: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many consents for combined sewage overflow pipes have been granted on the stretch of the Thames between the Thames Barrier and Windsor in the past five years.

      Thames Barrier: Sewage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements exist for notification of spills usage of combined sewage overflow pipes on the Thames between Windsor and the Thames Barrier.

      Uganda: Lord's Resistance Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the funding of and provision of arms to the Lord's Resistance Army.

      Vehicles: Scrappage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many authorised treatment facilities for vehicle scrappage there are.

      Vehicles: Scrappage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what process Authorised Treatment Facilities for vehicle scrappage undertake to ensure that all parts of vehicles are scrapped.

      Vehicles: Scrappage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where each element of scrapped material from authorised treatment facilities for vehicles is sent for final disposal.

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