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Written answers

Monday, 9 November 2009

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Energy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what assessment the House of Commons Commission has made of the potential contribution of use of (a)...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what appeals process may be invoked by farmers who face deductions from their single farm payments for (a) cattle passport...

    • Animals: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking at EU level to seek to improve welfare standards for animals in transit in the EU.

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what culling methods have been used in trials for culling tuberculosis-infected badgers; and if he will make a statement.

      Business: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 on the Rural Development Programme for Business Support Scheme; and how...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what grants his Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

      Commission for Rural Communities: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much grant in aid was provided by his Department to the Commission for Rural Communities in each of the last three years.

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of the measures in the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 on (a) the prevalence of pit bull...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

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

      Drinking Water: Fluoride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average level of fluoride ions in parts per million was in water supplied to households by each water company in the...

      Drinking Water: Fluoride

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many of the sources of water used by water companies contain fluoride ions at a level above one part per million.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much each local authority was allocated for flood defence maintenance and upgrading in each year since 1997.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was allocated to each local authority for flood defences in each year since 1997.

      Floods: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Government have provided towards the maintenance and upgrading of flood defences in (a) the West Midlands, (b)...

      Floods: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government plans to take to prevent wide scale flooding in (a) the West Midlands, (b) Herefordshire and (c)...

      Lighting: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Wells (Mr. Heathcoat-Amory) of 26 January 2009, Official Report, columns...

      Local Government Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on participating in the Total Place initiative with local councils.

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, columns 956-57W, on Israel: imports, (1) for what reason no...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions the Cabinet discussed palm oil since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will...

      Renewable Energy: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on the use of recovered fuel oil as a substitute for the use of fossil fuels.

      Renewable Energy: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of plants compliant with the Waste Incineration Directive can accept recycled fuel oil as a fuel.

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the improvements to (a) lakes, (b) estuaries and (c) coastal waters required by the draft...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in his Department in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and (c) cost was of...

    • Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland with which providers his Department held contracts to provide postal services (a) in 2007, (b) in 2008, (c) between 1 January 2009 and 1 July 2009...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government...

  • Prime Minister

    • Ministers: Taxation

      To ask the Prime Minister whether a member of the Government is required to be a UK resident for tax purposes.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Homeworking

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

    • EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) how many applications for EU funding submitted in respect of projects based in Northern Ireland there were in each year since 2005; and...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many applications there have been for (a) new and (b) renewal of firearms certificates in Northern Ireland in each year since 2005.

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many offences involving a knife in Northern Ireland resulted in convictions in each year since 2005.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the content was of (a) correspondence sent by and (b) other communications made by him to the First and Deputy First Ministers of the...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what is the planned number of police officers in Northern Ireland for 2010-11.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police officers there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last 10 years.

      Police: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what costed proposals he has received from the Northern Ireland Executive on the devolution of powers for criminal justice and policing to the...

      Police: Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he has agreed with the First and Deputy First Ministers of the Northern Ireland Executive a date for the proposed devolution of powers...

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the conclusions of the Financial Services Authority on the conduct of the Presbyterian Mutual Society in...

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assistance his Department has provided to the Prime Minister's working group on the Presbyterian Mutual Society.

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on steps to assist members of the Presbyterian Mutual Society.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been (a) arrested, (b) prosecuted and (c) convicted on charges related to vice in Northern Ireland in each of the last...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff in the Government Equalities Office were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to her Department in...

    • Departmental Home Working

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff of the Government Equalities Office have been authorised to work from home in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much her Office spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) air travel, (d) hotels and (e) restaurant meals for (i) Ministers and (ii) staff...

  • Olympics

    • Legacy: North-West

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the legacy for the North West of the London 2012 Olympics; and if she will make a statement.

    • Construction Programme

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

      Contracts: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many contracts related to the London 2012 Olympics have been awarded to businesses and organisation in (a) St Albans constituency and (b) Hertfordshire;...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many helplines the Government Olympic Executive operates; how much revenue it has received from the operation of such helplines in each of the last three...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she plans to reply to Question 291993 on acquisition of cut Christmas trees, tabled on 9 October 2009.

      Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what the reasons are for the increase in the estimated cost to the public purse of hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games between (a) March...

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics pursuant to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, columns 517-18W, on the Olympic Games: construction, what the value was of the contracts awarded...

      Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what proportion of contracts for the London 2012 Olympics have been awarded to companies based outside London; and if she will make a statement.

      Olympic Games 2012: Countries

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the number of nations that will compete in the London 2012 (a) Olympic and (b) Paralympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the contribution from the Exchequer to the costs of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Land

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what her most recent estimate is of the land acquisition and disturbance compensation costs incurred by the London Development Agency on the Olympic Park.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Inbound Tourists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the number of inbound tourists in the latest period for which figures are available.

    • Regional Television News

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the level of provision of regional television news programmes.

      Library Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to publish his Department's report on the modernisation of library services.

      BBC Trust

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

      Arts Council of England: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many page hits have been recorded by the (a) Arts Council England and (b) British Film Council website in each year since their...

      Arts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to maintain levels of funding for the arts during the recession.

      Arts: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on arts bursary awards for people aged under 25 in each of the last five years.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what percentage of households in the United Kingdom have access to high-speed broadband internet.

      Correspondence Management Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on employing an independent consultant to review and report on the Correspondence Management Unit in his...

      Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on the UK City of Culture programme in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Licensing Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what timetable he has set for a public consultation on exemptions from the provisions of the Licensing Act 2003 for low risk live...

      Lithuania

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what official visits he has made to the European Capital of Culture in 2009; and at what cost to the public purse.

      National Heritage: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on its aims related to heritage (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms and (c) as a percentage of its...

      Ofcom: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many page hits have been recorded by the Ofcom website in each year since its creation.

      Purton Hulks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with English Heritage on the designation of the Purton Hulks site as an ancient monument since July 2009;...

      RMS Titanic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to mark the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.

      Sports: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many page hits have been recorded by the (a) Sports England, (b) UK Sport, (c) Football Foundation and (d) Youth Sport Trust...

      Television: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received on the reception of analogue television broadcasts in North Yorkshire.

      VisitBritain: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Visit Britain has (a) taken in fees for and (b) spent on administering each of its quality assessment schemes for...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support his Department has given to young people's activity connected with UK world heritage sites in the last month; and at what...

      World Heritage Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what official visits he has made to each UK world heritage site in the last 12 months.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the requirement for fresh submissions in asylum cases to be dealt with by personal interview in Liverpool will come into force;...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been granted asylum in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of persons granted asylum in the UK in each of the last five years were of each nationality.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were subject to age assessment procedures in each of the last five years.

      Asylum: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unaccompanied asylum-seeking children from each ethnic group in each local authority area were being looked after by local...

      Asylum: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 13, on asylum applications, whether he plans to end the provision of...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts let by his Department in the last 12 months were related to the e-borders programme; and what the monetary value of each...

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the proportion of publicly-owned closed circuit television systems which comply with (a) relevant...

      Community Resolutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many community resolutions have been issued in (a) Staffordshire and (b) England since the inception of the scheme.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on advertising (a) in the printed press, (b) on television and (c) on radio in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his Department's policy to use two-sided printing for its correspondence; and whether he has made an estimate of the...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have taken up (a) facilitated return and (b) assisted voluntary return in each of the last five years.

      Deportation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been deported from Northern Ireland in each year since 2005; and for what reasons.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas to enter the UK were refused in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of people resident in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London borough of Bexley who...

      Entry Clearances: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children were granted a visa to enter the UK in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria govern the currency exchange rates used in High Commissions and embassies in relation to fees charged for visas.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants from Pakistan for family settlement visas have won appeals against refusal which have not yet been implemented.

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions have taken place between the Chief Executive of the Forensic Science Service (FSS) and his Department on the future of the...

      Forensic Science Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases each Forensic Science Service centre dealt with in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration cases had not been resolved on 31 March in each of the last five years.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrants entered the UK under each tier of the points-based immigration system in 2008.

      Immigration Controls: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of private vehicles entering the UK were searched by UK Border Agency officials at the (a) Hull, (b) Dover, (c) Portsmouth...

      Immigration: Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals of Tibetan origin have been (a) granted and (b) refused (i) asylum and (ii) indefinite leave to remain in each year...

      Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of cash-in-transit robberies; and what common characteristics of such crimes his Department has identified.

      Small Retailer Grant Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many grants from the Small Retailer Grant Fund have been (a) applied for and (b) awarded since the fund's inception; and what average...

      UK Border Agency: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the UK Border Agency plans to respond to the letters of 20 July and 9 September 2009 from the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the current roulement were unable to complete pre-deployment training prior to deployment in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans there are for the deployment of the Gibraltar regiment to Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Hepatitis C

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of service personnel who contracted hepatitis C virus through treatment in hospital in each of the last 30 years.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the London living-out allowance cost his Department in each year from 1992 until the end of that scheme.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a retired former regular member of the armed forces who is now a member of the regular reserve force is entitled to additions to the existing...

      Armed Forces: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make an assessment of the merits of subsidising overseas postage costs for British forces personnel incurred as a result of the closure of...

      Armed Forces: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK military personnel are (a) on secondment to foreign governments and (b) on attachment to the armed forces of other countries.

      Armed Forces: Training

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

      Armed Forces: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on which tribunals of inquiry his Department was represented in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; on what occasions his Department was legally...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many broken axles were recorded for each armoured vehicle type deployed in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq in each year since 2006.

      Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) trained strength, (b) actual strength and (c) numbers fit for duty is of the (i) Royal Regiment of Scotland, (ii) Scots Guards, (iii)...

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, columns 31-3W, on defence: Scotland, what defence establishments in Scotland are presently...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits he has made to (a) repatriation ceremonies for the remains of servicemen, (b) the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine, Selly Oak and (c)...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's (a) computers, (b) laptops and (c) memory sticks were (i) lost and (ii) stolen in each month in 2009 to date.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated monetary value was of his Department's spare parts which have been lost in transit in each year since 2001.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 1997. [Official Report, 25 March 2010, Vol. 508, c. 3-4MC.]

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year...

      Nuclear Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department has decided to reduce the radius of the emergency pre-planning zone around a berthed nuclear-powered submarine from two...

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what niche reserve forces skills have been identified as having the potential to contribute to projects undertaken by the Department for International...

      Reserve Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual strength of the (i) Territorial Army, (ii) Royal Marines Reserves, (iii) Royal Naval Reserve and (iv) Royal...

      Reserve Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he expects any changes to Territorial Army operational training in Northern Ireland to result from the restoration of the training budget.

      Review of Defence Airfields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will implement the recommendations of the Tri-Service Review of Defence Airfields in the United Kingdom.

      Territorial Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army personnel have been mobilised for three or more overseas deployments.

      Territorial Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in the Territorial Army are liable to be deployed on service overseas.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department plans to (a) participate in the US Navy Conventional Trident Modification programme and (b) equip Trident missiles with...

      Unmanned Air Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many unmanned aerial vehicles of each type are (a) in service and (b) operationally deployable.

  • Transport

    • A1: Speed Limits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reason a temporary 50 mph speed limit has been introduced on the A1 at Wyboston at times when no road works are taking place and no...

    • A1079: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment his Department has made of the state of the A1079 in East Yorkshire; and what plans he has to upgrade it.

      Airports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to publish his national policy statement within the framework envisaged by the Planning Act 2008 on airports; what recent...

      Airports: Expansion

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations he has received from hon. and right hon. Members of each party in favour of (a) a third runway at Heathrow Airport,...

      Bedford Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects Bedford station to have capacity for 12 carriage trains as a result of the Thameslink programme.

      Biofuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his assessment is of the potential contribution of users of high blend biodiesel towards the UK's energy target of a 34 per cent....

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people aged (a) 16 years and under and (b) over 16 years (i) received serious head injuries and (ii) died as a result of...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on advertising (a) in the printed press, (b) on television and (c) on radio in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of postal services provided for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal...

      Departmental Responsibility

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) review, (b) consultations and (c) taskforces his Department is (i) responsible for and (ii) scheduled to undertake; on what date...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many driving licences were suspended following the accumulation of penalty points in each of the last five calendar years.

      Driving: Mobile Telephones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will estimate the number of drivers who regularly use a mobile telephone while driving.

      Hard Shoulder Running Projects

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what decisions his Department has made on what technology to use to facilitate the forthcoming hard shoulder running projects.

      Heathrow Airport: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what plans he has to review his policy on airport public safety zones with particular reference to (a) their boundaries and (b) the...

      Lorries: Testing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans he has to use private goods vehicle testers in Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency in place of the goods vehicle testing centre...

      Motorways: Noise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make an assessment of the effectiveness of treatment by specific surface preservation treatments in reducing surface noise levels...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department plans to provide to Network Rail in each year from 2009 to 2014.

      Postal Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of volume of mail which has been transported by (a) road, (b) rail, (c) air and (d) sea in each year since 2002.

      Railway Network

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the identification by the railway industry of railway lines which would be suitable for reopening; and if he...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Richmond Park (Susan Kramer) of 21 October 2006, Official Report, column 1447, what...

      Railways: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of trains which were cancelled in each of the last five years by each train operating...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has conducted research on trends in the average length of time it takes to reopen a road following a collision in the...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents were reported on (a) the A2 in Bexley borough, (b) the A20 in Bexley borough, (c) Brampton Road,...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many deaths in road traffic accidents there were in each (a) district, (b) local authority and (c) metropolitan borough in each of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents in the UK involved (1) drivers with driving licences from each other EU member state in 2008; (2) a...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the level of road safety in (a) the London Borough of Bexley, (b) Greater London and (c) Kent.

      Safer City Funding

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which urban areas have received Safer City funding; and which of them have produced an evaluation report on the use of that funding.

      Sustrans: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much Sustrans has received from his Department in each of the last five years; and what information his Department holds on the amount...

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the first new train to enter into passenger service under the Thameslink rolling stock project.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his most recent assessment is of the total cost of the Thameslink programme.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the level of passenger overcrowding on the Thameslink route of the First Capital Connect franchise.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the most recent performance statistics are for the Thameslink route of the First Capital Connect franchise.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the proposed changes to Blackfriars station under the Thameslink programme.

      Thameslink

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of Bedford borough council on changes to Bedford station under the Thameslink programme.

      Thameslink: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many construction jobs the Thameslink programme has created.

      Thameslink: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many additional train drivers will be employed in order to operate the full Thameslink service on completion of the Thameslink programme.

      Vehicle and Operator Services Agency: Haverfordwest

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what recent discussions he has had with road hauliers and bus operators on the future of the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency...

      Waterloo International Terminal

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what expenditure on (a) the operation of, (b) the maintenance of, (c) security at and (d) other matters at Waterloo International...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the economy over (a) five, (b) 10 and (c) 20 years of integrating Waterloo...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reason the Waterloo International Terminal has been allowed to remain in the ownership of the British Rail (Residuary) Body.

  • Treasury

    • Alcohol: Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the level of fraud in respect of duty on (a) beer, (b) wine, (c) spirits and (d) cider.

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent discussions he has had with Lloyds Banking Group on competition in the retail banking sector; and if he will make a statement; (2) what...

      Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which indicators of competition in the UK retail banking sector his Department monitors; and if he will make a statement.

      Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) financial and (b) due diligence checks will be undertaken in relation to any new entrant into the UK financial services market arising from the...

      Banks: Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the level of indebtedness of (a) RBS, (b) Lloyds Banking Group and (c) Northern Rock is.

      Banks: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the sale of subsidiaries of RBS and Lloyds Banking Group on employment in Doncaster and the...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many companies in Slough constituency claimed tax and national insurance contribution exemption for childcare vouchers in the latest period for which...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of employees who have taken part in a childcare voucher scheme since the introduction of such schemes; and if he will make it...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children were eligible for a child trust fund account in each year since the policy was introduced.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the Exchequer of tax relief on employer-supported childcare has been in each year since the scheme's inception.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 27 February 2009, Official Report, column 1180W, on council tax: parking, how many domestic...

      Debts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the level of personal debt in the economy; what estimate he has made of the likely level of personal debt in the economy in May...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each year since 2005; and...

      Economic Growth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the British economy grew on average each year (a) in total and (b) per capita in the period (i) 1983 to 1987, (ii) 1987 to 1992, (iii) 1992 to...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the UK economy; and if he will make a statement.

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make financial assistance available to pensioners in Wirral South constituency who have lost money as a result of their investments with...

      Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reviews his Department has carried out of the role of the Financial Services Authority in identifying breaches and preventing losses to savers in...

      Government Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the portfolio of non-financial assets the Government proposes to sell (a) when they were acquired by the...

      Government Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions officials of his Department had with local government officials on the proposed sale of Government assets.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are (a) in each income tax band and (b) paying no income tax in 2009-10.

      Kaupthing, Singer and Friedlander

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to take steps to assist UK citizens who have lost funds invested in Kaupthing Singer, Isle of Man which were subsequently transferred to London.

      Mortgages: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the number and proportion of mortgage applications by residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much Government lending to Northern Rock has been repaid to date.

      Public Expenditure: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been contributed from the Exchequer to EU programmes in Northern Ireland in each year since 2005.

      Public Expenditure: South West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much public funding has been allocated to (a) Cornwall and (b) the Isles of Scilly in each year since 1997.

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tax schemes have been closed as a result of the retrospective application of legislation since 1997.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the effect of increases in air passenger duty on small regional airports.

      Taxation: Aviation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was received from (a) air passenger duty, (b) tax on insurance and (c) all indirect taxation in the latest period for which figures are...

      Taxation: Corporate Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, columns 783-84W, on taxation: corporate hospitality, when his Department plans to publish its...

      Wikimedia UK: Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what stage has been reached in the appeal lodged with HM Revenue and Customs by Wikimedia UK in respect of its application for charitable tax status.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date the consultation on draft statutory guidance on social housing allocations for local authorities in England closed;...

    • Council Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have transferred housing to registered social landlords through large-scale voluntary transfers since...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from his Department made in 2008-09; and at what cost.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of his Department and its predecessors were convicted of an offence of fraud in each of the last 10 years.

      Housing Associations: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how long it takes on average for insurance claims to be processed by housing associations; (2) what measures housing...

      Housing Corporation: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 4 June 2009, Official Report, column 678W, on the Housing Corporation: public relations, if he will...

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent by the Homes and Communities Agency Academy on (a) developing, (b) publicising and (c) providing...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on the payment of backdated business rates in ports; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a public house which has diversified to offer (a) post office or banking facilities and (b) limited retail sales, will...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the 2010 non-domestic rate revaluation is to be revenue-neutral (a) in the first year of operation and (b) over the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in what ways the Valuation Office Agency's methodology and guidance for valuing car parking spaces has changed since May 1997.

      Playing Fields: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to update Planning Policy Guidance 17, with particular reference to provisions for playing fields.

      Property Development: Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his policy is on the provision of open spaces in proposed developments on green belt land; (2) what requirements...

      Refuges: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of victims of domestic violence who are in refuge accommodation.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the average length of (a) social and (b) private domestic tenancies in each of the...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the number of social housing tenants in each local authority area who have requested an...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social housing tenants left the sector for accommodation in (a) the private rented sector and (b) owner occupancy in...

      Social Rented Housing: Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of the provision of social housing in Chorley; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Rented Housing: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answers of 16 May 2008, Official Report, column 1801W, and to the hon. Member for Hertsmere, column...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will provide guidance on the determination of rents to those housing associations whose rent reviews are linked to the...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities apply a flat rate charge to tenants of temporary accommodation; and what the amount of that charge was...

      Waste Disposal: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many waste handling facility planning applications have been (a) approved and (b) rejected by local authorities since 2005.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many live births there were to mothers in each income decile in (a) 2007 and (b) the most recent year for which figures are available.

    • Civil Servants: Compensation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what discussions she has had with trades unions on proposed changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme; and if she will make a statement;...

      Death: Drugs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight of 2 November 2009, Official Report, columns 687-88W, on drugs: death, what the...

      Downing Street Budget

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the planned budget for the (a) Cabinet Office and (b) Downing Street budget, in cash terms is in each of the next three years.

      Government Departments: Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what areas in which improvement might be made in government information security policy her Department has identified since 1997.

      Honours: Banks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which individuals have been awarded an honour for services to banking since 1984.

      Ministers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer from the Secretary of State for Defence of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 576, and the answer of 28 October 2009,...

      National School of Government

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which companies purchased consultancy services from the National School of Government in 2008-09; and if she will make a statement.

      Poverty

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate the UK Statistics Authority has made of the number of households in (a) England, (b) the North East, (c) Tees Valley and (d)...

      Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the latest estimate is of the number of job vacancies in the UK; and if she will make a statement.

      Teenage Fathers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information the Office of National Statistics holds on the number of teenage fathers in each of the last five years.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Social Fund: Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will make it her policy to extend access to the social fund to those on working tax credit; and if she will make a statement.

    • Attendance Allowance: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in attendance allowance to residents of St Albans constituency in each of the last five years.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans her Department has for the future of the carer's allowance; and if she will make a statement.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) the Child Support Agency and (b) the Child Maintenance Enforcement Commission have outstanding in child support payments; and by...

      Cold Weather Payments: St Albans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payments have been made to residents of St Albans constituency in each year since 2003.

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid out in council tax benefit as a proportion of council tax receipts in each year since 1997.

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of households in each (a) region and (b) local authority area were in receipt of council tax benefit in each of the last...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in (a) private, (b) local authority and (c) registered social landlord rented homes were in receipt of (i) housing and...

      Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in each region were in receipt of council tax benefit in each year since 1997.

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which local authority areas credit unions and similar organisations have received funding from the Growth Fund in all rounds of funding to date.

      Crisis Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many crisis loans in each of the last 24 months were for (a) living expenses, (b) items and (c) living expenses and items; and if she...

      Departmental Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on hire vehicles in each of the last five financial years.

      Employment Support Allowance: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken to ensure that autistic people are informed about entitlement to employment support allowance.

      Employment: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of people with autism are in employment in Birmingham; (2) what assessment she has made of levels of access...

      Employment: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents with school-age children have moved from welfare into work (a) in the Doncaster local authority area and (b) in England...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of households in each (a) region and (b) local authority area was in receipt of housing benefit in each of the last three years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to publish the results of her Department's consultation on changes to the local housing allowance.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost of housing benefit rent rebates was in (a) England and (b) London in (i) 1980, (ii) 1990, (iii) 1995 and (iv) in each of the...

      Housing Benefit: Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of (a) housing benefit and (b) council tax benefit recipients were (i) of working age and (ii) elderly in each...

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of local housing allowance in each local authority area.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many responses she has received to the consultation document Changes to the local housing allowance: consultation on draft regulations.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many local housing allowance claimants receive the maximum excess payment of £15.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to local authorities of administering the proposed withdrawal of excess payments to local housing...

      Members: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the Pension Protection Fund Levy has received contributions from the Parliamentary Pension Scheme since 2004.

      New Deal for Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether any financial penalty applies to claimants in respect of the New Deal for Lone Parents if the interviewer does not consider the...

      Pension Credit

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

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claimed each type of benefit in (a) each parliamentary constituency in Scotland and (b) the UK in the most recent period for...

      Social Security Benefits: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford and (b) the London Borough of Bexley are in receipt of (i) housing benefit and (ii)...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her Department's policy is on call charges for hon. Members for use of a telephone hotline on behalf of their constituents; and if she...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households were in receipt of both council tax benefit and housing benefit in each year since 1997.

      Welfare to Work: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what age-based criteria there are in contracts between her Department and private sector welfare-to-work providers.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much has been spent on the alternative livelihoods programme in Afghanistan in each year since 2001.

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many first-class flights were taken by Ministers of his Department in 2008-09; which Minister took each such flight; what the (a)...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many first-class flights (a) he, (b) the Minister of State and (c) the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State took on official...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff in his Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department in each...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of postal services provided for his Department were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal service providers...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to encourage pharmaceutical companies to participate in the UNITAID patent pool to make HIV...

      Developing Countries: Zinc

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps he has taken to increase the supply of zinc tablets to developing countries.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department takes to engage with civil society in developing countries when distributing aid.

      Overseas Aid: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken towards achieving universal (a) basic education and (b) literacy in the developing world.

      Peru: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what financial contribution the UK has made to hydroelectric dam projects in Peru via the (a) World Bank Group, (b) European Bank for...

      Peru: EC External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with (a) the European Commission and (b) his European counterparts on the environmental and social...

      Peru: EC External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the suspension of EU free trade agreement negotiations with Peru; and if he will make a statement.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what estimate he has made of (a) the number of and (b) the cost to his Department of unfilled places for 16 to 19...

    • Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the monetary value is of sponsorship funds provided by his Department for united learning trusts, broken down by (a) year of...

      CAFCASS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the training budget for Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service practitioners has been (a) in total and (b)...

      Children: Communication Skills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to assist more local authorities to implement the recommendations of the Bercow review of services for...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the annual cost of providing 10 hours of free childcare to 250,000 two year olds; and in which year...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people previously convicted of crimes have successfully appealed against a decision to bar them from working with...

      European Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers working in the European Schools obtained the threshold as a result of the Employment Appeals Tribunal's ruling...

      European Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many applicants applied for each UK post in the European Schools in each of the last 10 years.

      European Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers employed in the European Schools are paid the threshold.

      European Union: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 232W, on the European Union: primary education, what information...

      Families: Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what programmes his Department has to support the families of those who are in prison; (2) how many Sure Start children's...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils obtaining five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics also received an equivalent...

      GCSE: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school pupils in Birmingham achieved (a) five A* to C grades at GCSE or equivalent and (b) five A* to C grades at GCSE...

      Learning and Skills Improvement Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department is providing to the Learning and Skills Improvement Service in 2009-10; and what proportion this...

      Primary Education: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools in each region had more than (a) 400, (b) 500, (c) 600 and (d) 700 pupils in the latest period for...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils have been given (a) fixed period and (b) permanent exclusions from schools in each...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to prevent bullying and intimidation of Jewish children in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils with special educational needs have been given (a) fixed-period and (b) permanent exclusions in each year...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average time taken for a school to receive an official registration number from his Department was in the latest period...

      Schools: Astrophysics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much of the Government's expenditure from its budgets allocated to space has been spent on space education in (a) primary and...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) schools and (b) Catholic schools had (i) value-added scores and (ii) points scores above the national...

      Secondary Education: Pupils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools in each region had more than (a) 1,000 and (b) 2,000 pupils in the latest period for which figures...

      Teachers: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on additional teachers in (a) Derbyshire and (b) North East Derbyshire constituency since 1997.

      Trust Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Trust schools have been created since the entry into force of the Education and Inspections Act 2006; and how many such...

      United Learning Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library copies of each contract or agreement made between his Department and united learning trusts.

  • Health

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust since 1 January 2009 on the availability of cancer medicines...

    • Coeliac Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people diagnosed with coeliac disease; what screening takes place to identify those with the disease; how much...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assistance and advice his Department provides to NHS dentistry practices which have difficulty meeting demand for their services; (2) what...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on first class rail travel for officials in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (a) how many and (b) what proportion of telephone calls made to lines operated by (i) his Department and (ii) the NHS were classified as prank calls in...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people received payments under the direct payment scheme in each year since 2000; and how much was paid out in each such year; (2) how...

      Disability: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the proposals in the Social Care Green Paper on disability benefits, whether the removal of attendance allowance is to operate beyond the top...

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the merits of quality assurance for drug treatment services in prisons provided through the National Treatment Agency for...

      Elderly People: Ethnic Minorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Answer to Question 290279, which councils (a) have and (b) have not made use of the audit tool for developing services for minority...

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will publish the evaluation it made of the effectiveness of each health promotion campaign that it (a) ran itself and (b) it...

      Health Services: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates the Ministerial Group on Integration of Health and Social Care Services has met since its creation.

      Health: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 334W, on cardiovascular system: screening, when his Department intends to begin...

      Herbal Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable he has set for statutory registration of professional herbalists; and if he will make a statement.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people received home help funded from the public purse during the sample week used for his Department's survey on home care services in September...

      Hospitals: Ashford Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his plans are for the future of the King's Avenue, Ashford site as an NHS facility.

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the likely effect on (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust and (b) the Royal Free Hospital of the proposed...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of people who have been inoculated against influenza and pneumococcal disease; and if he will...

      Influenza: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been inoculated against influenza in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on (a) patient safety and (b) waiting times of proposals to differentiate standards of proficiency for...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 18 years and (b) 18 years or over are on waiting lists to receive treatment for a mental health problem in the Milton...

      Muscular Dystrophy: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many care advisers are available for muscular dystrophy patients within the area covered by the South East and Coastal Regional Health Authority.

      Muscular Dystrophy: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provision has been made for the (a) respiratory care and (b) cardiac screening of muscular dystrophy patients living within the area covered by the...

      Muscular Dystrophy: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with what frequency a muscular dystrophy patient living within the area covered by the South East and Coastal Regional Health Authority should receive...

      National Assistance Act 1948

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many adults have received support under section 21 of the National Assistance Act 1948 in each year since 1997.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 260W, on care homes: food, in what ways Ministers are considering the Nutrition...

      Organ Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of his response to the review of allocation of organs to non-UK EU residents conducted by Elizabeth Buggins.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the social care workforce action plan announced in the Social Care Green Paper.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the (a) assessment and (b) funding proposals in the Social Care Green Paper are based solely on the level of need.

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice he has given to NHS trusts on maintaining sufficient capacity to deal with swine influenza cases; whether any such advice is mandatory or...

      West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were (a) in total and (b) in each speciality at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last...

  • Justice

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Christmas functions arranged by his Department and its agencies (a) he, (b) officials of his Department and (c) officials of its agencies (i)...

    • Court Funds Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the fee income of the Court Funds Office was in 2008-09.

      Court Funds Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what fees and charges were covered by the reference to fees and charges levied by the Court Funds Office on page 96 of his Department's Resource Accounts...

      Court Funds Office: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of the fee income of the Court Funds Office in 2008-09 related to (a) Court of Protection cases, (b) payments into court and (c)...

      Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the merits of using virtual courts; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Visits Abroad

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

      Employers' Liability: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on the establishment of an employers' liability insurance bureau as an insurance fund of last resort for persons...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many domestic property transactions were recorded by the Land Registry in each region in each of the last four quarters for which figures are available.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many properties registered with the Land Registry changed ownership in each of the last six months.

      Legal aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for legal aid from residents of (a) St. Albans constituency, (b) Hertfordshire and (c) the East of England there were in each of...

      Magistrates Courts: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to reduce the costs of enforcement and collection at magistrates courts in Wales.

      National victims service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had on the effectiveness of the national victims service; and if he will make a statement.

      Penalty Notices for Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are being taken to increase levels of co-ordination between police constabularies to ensure that penalty notices for disorder are not...

      Penalty Notices for Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made an assessment of the efficiency gains made by police forces consequent on the introduction of penalty notices for disorder; and if he...

      Penalty Notices for Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the merits of amending the operational guidance issued to police forces to ensure that penalty notices for disorder...

      Penalty Notices for Disorder

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the outcomes were of his Department's study of criminal histories and re-offending rates of penalty notice for disorder recipients for shop theft;...

      Prisoners Release: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 742W, on prisoner release reoffenders, what the original conviction was of the two...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) adult prisons and (b) young offender institutions (i) had a body orifice security scanner (BOSS) chair and (ii) were using a BOSS chair on...

      Prisons: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 53-54WS, on temporary transfer of prisoners prior to...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will place in the Library copies of the power point presentations the Prime Minister has received since January 2007 on the effectiveness of...

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made in the implementation of reducing re-offending pathways.

      Shoplifting: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for shoplifting in each of the last three years.

      Supreme Court: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many employees there are in the new Supreme Court; and what their total wage bill is for 2009-10.

      Supreme Court: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the salary is of the Chief Executive of the new Supreme Court.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his estimate is of the monetary value of the (a) fixed and (b) working capital contained in (i) prisons and (ii) young offender institutions (A)...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to promote the production of sustainable biofuels in the UK.

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the potential contribution of biodiesel produced from used cooking oil to the production of...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has received any recent representations on proposals for a zero-carbon economy.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Swedish Presidency of the Council of Ministers on proposals for an international climate...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many tonnes of coal have been produced in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people have been employed in the UK coal industry in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Postal Services

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

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of electricity has been generated from (a) coal, (b) nuclear power, (c) renewables and (d) gas in each of the last...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the Government's latest estimate is of the (a) date and (b) level of peak global production of (i) oil, (ii) gas, (iii) coal and...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what change in average Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) ratings of (a) all and (b) new-build housing stock in England has been...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) Mid Bedfordshire constituency, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) the East of England and (d) England are living in...

      Hydrogen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment his Department has made of the merits of underground storage of hydrogen fuel cells.

      Microgeneration: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to promote on-site micro-generation projects.

      Natural Gas: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to (a) estimate the level of profits made by gas companies which do not adjust their charges in line...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with each company which has expressed an interest in building new nuclear power plants on (a) setting a...

      Oil Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many tonnes of oil were burned to produce electricity in oil-fired power stations in the UK in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and...

      Oil Fired Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many kilowatt hours of electricity were produced via oil-fired power stations produced in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the relative costs and benefits of (a) photovoltaic tiles and (b) wind turbines.

      Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with his international counterparts on technology transfers to developing nations to enable them to...

      Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he plans to have before the United Nations Climate Change Conference with his international counterparts on technology...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column 1152W, on the Warm Front Scheme, what proportion of households...

      Warm Front Scheme: Mobile Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what products are being trialled for inclusion in the Warm Front scheme for the heating and insulation of park home properties; where...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effects on local communities of the siting of wind turbines near them.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of progress on installation of wind powered generation to contribute to his 2020 targets.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the declared net capacity is of onshore windfarms in the UK; and what percentage of his wind targets for 2020 that figure represents.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on whether the Kajaki Dam in Afghanistan is fully operational.

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much the Government has spent on counter-narcotics work in Afghanistan in each year since 2001.

      Anti-Semitism: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received in 2009 on levels of anti-Semitism in (a) Ukraine, (b) Latvia and (c) Estonia; and if he will...

      British Council: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 253W, on the British Council: manpower, how many temporary...

      Chevening Scholarships Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Chevening scholarships were awarded to individuals from (a) Bangladesh, (b) Nepal, (c) India, (d) China and (e)...

      Colombia: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received estimating the number of political prisoners held in Colombia.

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of convictions secured in cases where trade unionists in Colombia have disappeared.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with which countries his Department has liaised about the Know Before You Go campaign.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much money his Department has spent on the Know Before You Go campaign in each year since its inception in 2001.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009 to the hon. Member for Winchester, Official Report, column 381W, on departmental...

      Diplomatic Service: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 334W, on the Locate system, if he will place in the Library a...

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the extent to which Hezbollah has rearmed in south Lebanon; and if he will make a statement.

      Honduras: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department takes to monitor the human rights situation in Honduras.

      Israel: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to develop UK relations with Israel during the last 12 months; what such steps he plans to take in the...

      Kosovo: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what (a) funding and (b) personnel the Government have provided to support the monitoring of the municipal elections in...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of allegations of vandalism by Palestinians of (a) synagogues and (b) other structures in...

      Pakistan: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what monitoring his Department has undertaken of (a) compliance with international human rights standards and (b) instances of...

      Syria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) whether he has made an assessment of the conditions in which Kamal al-Labwani is being detained in Syria; and if he will...

      Turks and Caicos Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for how many advisers to the Turks and Caicos Islands his Department provides funding; what the cost to the public purse is of...

      USA: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department has received from the US administration in respect of the coroner's reports on the British...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprentices did not obtain work-based placements during the academic year 2008-09.

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of (a) rural and (b) non-rural households that do not have access to broadband.

      Business: South West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in each location in the South West have received assistance from the South West Regional...

      Construction: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what financial support the Government have offered to the construction industry during the current economic...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with which organisations his Department and its predecessors have had exclusivity agreements relating to information...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 116W, on departmental internet, what Twitter...

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 650W, on ministerial responsibility, how many...

      East of England Development Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 1 May 2008, Official Report, column 574W, on the East of England Development Agency:...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what legislation regulates the sale of fireworks over the internet; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education: Finance

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

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of (a) the greatest, (b) the lowest and (c) the average number of hours spent by an...

      Higher Education: Historic Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which universities received Higher Education Funding Council for England funds to support old and historic buildings...

      Higher Education: Intellectual Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent research his Department has undertaken into assistance given to universities in exploiting intellectual...

      Higher Education: Peterborough

      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)...

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1523W, on further education: Hampshire, if he will...

      Post Offices: Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timetable of the new proposed consultation on the future provision of services by the Post Office will be.

      Research: Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding from the public purse has been allocated to research into fusion energy in each of the last five...

      Royal Mail: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria were applied to the award of a bonus to the Chief Executive of Royal Mail in 2008.

      Royal Mail: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average bonus paid to Royal Mail staff at the lowest grade was in 2008.

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students have received provisional payments in advance of full student support payments from Student Finance...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in each age group resident in (a) each local authority area in the North West and (b) England had...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been deducted in student loan repayments from the salaries of individuals in each income group resident...

      Train to Gain Programme

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

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of guidance issued by the Learning and Skills Council to...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his Department's definition is of a skilled internship; how many skilled internships his Department plans to...

  • House of Lords

    • Alcohol: Labelling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by Baroness Thornton on 1 May 2008 (WA 410) during the Committee of the Whole House on the Alcohol Labelling Bill stating that if a...

    • Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the number of settlers from mainland Greece who are resident in the south of Cyprus who took residence there (a) following 1974, and...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of Turkish Cypriots living in Greek Southern Cyprus has fallen or increased in the past two years.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the proposed memorial to British people killed by Greek Cypriot terrorists will be located in (a) Greek Cypriot Southern Cyprus, (b) the United Nations...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the claim of property rights in Varosha by the land-holding foundation Efkaf.

      Data Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of launch by the European Commission of the second phase of infraction proceedings over the United Kingdom's not implementing European Union rules on...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Ofsted has decided to investigate a sample of 15 local authorities about their provision for home educators; which 15 local authorities it will investigate;...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 3 June (WA 88—89) and by Baroness Thornton on 27 October (WA 124), whether the numbers of human...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 27 October (WA 124), why the Answer stated that a total figure of only 36 human oocytes were used between 11...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 28 October (WA 151), whether UK Biobank does not expect to receive any applications to use the samples it...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Baroness Thornton on 28 October (WA 150—51), whether tissue banks providing material for research are required to use...

      EU: Diplomatic Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether negotiations are taking place with other member states of the European Union about the European Union diplomatic service in advance of the possible...

      Foreign Policy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in exercising their foreign policy, what are the characteristics of an area by which they regard it as a country.

      Further Education: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid Sir Andrew Foster to review college capital funding following his appointment on 27 January.

      Health: Complementary and Alternative Medicine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they still plan to introduce statutory registration of herbalists and acupuncturists in the United Kingdom; and, if not, why not.

      Home Office: Leaks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Metropolitan Police Service's investigation into Home Office leaks.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in accordance with Rule 35 of the Detention Centre Rules 2001, incoming immigration detainees are asked at their medical examination whether they have...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidelines exist for the movement at short notice of immigration detainees between detention centres; and under what circumstances such movement may occur.

      Lisbon Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it was made clear when the articles of ratification of the Lisbon treaty were deposited that subsequent Parliaments will have the power to deratify the treaty.

      NHS: Patient Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to Patients not Numbers, People not Statistics, published by the Patients Association; what response they have made or will be...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Turkish Cypriot authorities in Northern Cyprus have facilitated visits to St Andreas Monastery in the Karpas Peninsular by Greek Cypriots from southern...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of progress in the provision of schools for Greek Cypriot children living in Turkish Cyprus.

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what restrictions the Greek Cypriot authorities have placed upon the disbursement of the €259 million package of European Union assistance intended for...

      Northern Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress the European Union has made regarding the position of Turkish Cyprus following their support for the Annan plan.

      Northern Ireland: Equality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 19 October (WA 49) concerning appointments to the Northern Ireland Equality Commission, what...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they fulfilled their obligations under the Northern Ireland Act 1998 regarding a possible Bill of Rights for Northern Ireland when they sought, and in...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 12 October (WA 16—17), whether it is within the functions of the Northern Ireland Human...

      Olympic Games 2012: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they have provided funding for the London Olympics in 2012; through which bodies; when; and how much they have provided.

      Olympic Games 2012: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have provided in each year to the London Boroughs of Hackney, Greenwich, Waltham Forest, Newham and Tower Hamlets for the 2012 Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Temporary Venues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 July (WA 235) concerning temporary venues for the 2012 Olympic Games, whether the KPMG report was...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures have been put in place this year to combat human trafficking; and what impact they have had.

      Police: National Black Police Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether membership of the National Black Police Association is open to all police officers, irrespective of ethnic background.

      Police: Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Home Office paid to each police authority, in each of the past five years for which information is available, to meet their annual pension costs (a)...

      Prisons: Maze Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether £8.6 million will be spent by April 2010 on plans and consultants for the site of the former Maze Prison.

      Railways: Diesel Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 2 November (WA 25) indicating that diesel trains will be released to community rail lines in the medium term, why...

      Terrorism: London Underground

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff employed on the London Underground have received training to prepare them for a possible terrorist attack; and what percentage of all staff employed...

      Terrorism: Railways

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff employed on the railways have received training to prepare them for a possible terrorist attack; and what percentage of all staff employed on the...

      Zoos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the number of animals kept in a zoo or safari park is a material consideration by the Valuation Office Agency when rating a zoo hereditament for the 2010...

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