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Written answers

Thursday, 12 November 2009

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) funded into the relationship between standards in animal welfare and farm...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in...

      Christmas

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

      Council Housing: Property Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much local authority housing debt has been removed following large-scale voluntary transfers since 1997.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii)...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on...

      Dogs: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects the research project commissioned by his Department on the effects of electronic training aids on the welfare...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Crops

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps his Department is taking to assess the environmental impact of genetically modified crops in England; which...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what research projects funded by (a) his Department and (b) the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council in...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many genetically modified food trials the Government have licensed (a) in each region and (b) for each species in each...

      Inland Waterways: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department has issued guidance on the development of marinas on canals; (2) what recent discussions he has...

      Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on advertising in the last 12 months; and if he will make a...

      Medway-Canvey Island Crossing Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the proposed Medway-Canvey Island Crossing scheme in relation to a (a) tidal surge...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 7 October 2009, on cats; (2)...

      Oil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the average cost of clearing up an oil spill in England in the last 12 month period for...

      Oil: Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the proportion of oil spills at (a) residential and (b) commercial properties that are...

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 568W, on origin marking: Israel, for what reasons the...

      Rivers: Hydroelectric Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which organisations the Environment Agency has consulted on the provision of hydro power on rivers.

      Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) pursuant to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 961W, on rats, when his officials last met the UK pest...

      RRV Discovery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost to his Department of operating the research vessel RRV Discovery has been in each of the last five years; and...

      Seas and Oceans: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to establish a marine conservation zone for the Dee estuary.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to his Department's press release of 14 July 2009, on surface water drainage charges, what system of surface...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Email

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 13 October 2009, Official Report, column 781W, on Members: email, if the Commission...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Solicitor-General when she expects to answer question 293952, on Export Credits Guarantee Department support to MW Kellogg Limited, tabled on 14 October 2009.

    • Serious Fraud Office

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Serious Fraud Office has requested information from the Export Credits Guarantee Department (ECGD) on the support provided by the ECGD to MW Kellogg...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members: Allowance

      To ask the Leader of the House with reference to the new rules on the Communications Allowance to accompany the new pre-candidacy spending limit, whether hon. Members will be able to reclaim...

  • Prime Minister

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Prime Minister 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) the Defence...

    • Community Hero Reception

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) for what reasons he decided to host community hero receptions; (2) which hon. Members have (a) been invited to nominate community heroes and (b) invited...

      Democratic Reform

      To ask the Prime Minister what steps he plans to take to involve the public in his plans to pursue democratic reform announced on 10 June 2009.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Prime Minister how many miles (a) he and his predecessor and (b) officials in his Office travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii) air on Government business in each year since 1997.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will instruct the Iraq Committee of Inquiry to investigate the treatment of former Iraqi locally employed civilians by Government (a) departments and (b) agencies.

      Lord Mandelson

      To ask the Prime Minister on what dates Lord Mandelson of Foy has visited Chequers since his most recent appointment as Secretary of State.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 14 July 2008, Official Report, column 19W, on ministerial policy advisers, what (a) envoys and (b) special representatives he has...

      Ministers: Pay

      To ask the Prime Minister how much has been paid to Ministers on leaving the Government since 1997 who have subsequently been re-appointed to a Ministerial post.

  • Transport

    • Automatic Train Protection

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of the rail network was covered by the train protection and warning system in each of the last 10 years.

    • Bicycles: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the adequacy of legal protection for cyclists in the event of an accident.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the level of take-up of the Freedom Pass in Islington; and what estimate he has made of the cost of the pass to (i)...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his most recent estimate is of the cost to (a) his Department and (b) London local authorities of the Freedom Pass in each of the...

      Bus Services: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent on local bus services in rural communities in each of the last 10 years.

      Carbon Emissions: EC Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the proposed European legislation which would enforce a reduction in carbon dioxide...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many civil servants his Department employs; how much his Department spent on (a) salaries, (b) allowances, (c) national insurance and...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of procurement contracts (a) his Department and (b) its agencies awarded to small businesses in (i) 2006-07, (ii) 2007-08,...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to page 222 of his Department's Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09, under what budget headings the £247 million...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the number of 17 to 21-year-olds using motor vehicles on the road network without insurance; and if he...

      East Midlands Trains: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many East Midland Trains rail services have been delayed due to (a) rail works and (b) system failures in each of the last five years.

      First Capital Connect

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) whether the Secretary of State has had discussions with First Capital Connect on disruptions to the Sunday service on the Great...

      Invalid Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what criteria a mobility scooter is required to meet to be considered roadworthy.

      Invalid Vehicles: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many vehicular collisions involving mobility scooters have occurred on roads in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and...

      Lorries: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what consideration he is giving to the promotion of carbon emission reductions for heavy duty vehicles; and what percentage of carbon...

      Motor Vehicles: Urban Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of levels of use of (a) cars and (b) buses in urban areas in the latest period for which figures are...

      Motorcycles: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what consideration was given to including motorcycle policy in his Department's report, "Low carbon transport: a greener future".

      Olympic Games 2012: Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any changes are planned to the night flight regime at Heathrow Airport (a) during and (b) after the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Helicopters

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any changes are planned to the level of helicopter activity permitted over London (a) during and (b) after the London 2012 Olympics.

      Park and Ride Schemes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what park and ride schemes have been established in each of the last five years; and which existing schemes have been extended in each of...

      Railway Stations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what railway stations have been (a) built and (b) reopened in each of the last 10 years.

      Railways: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many and what percentage of railway carriages were accessible to disabled people in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what alterations he plans to the cap and collar arrangements employed as part of rail franchise agreements to ensure that innovation is not...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much and what proportion of freight was moved by rail in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Public Holidays

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many passenger trains ran on Boxing Day in each of the last four years; and how many are planned to run on Boxing Day 2009.

      Railways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many miles of railway track were replaced in each of the last 10 years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) serious non-fatal road traffic accidents were recorded in (i) Selby district and (ii) North Yorkshire in each...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many child road (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries there were in each year for which figures are available.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many accidents involving (a) motorcycles and (b) other vehicles there were in urban areas in the latest period for which figures are...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what steps his Department is taking to address motorcycle safety; (2) what steps he plans to take to increase awareness among car...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, columns 1611-2W, on rolling stock, what progress has been made in placing the new...

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with Nautilus International on seafarer training.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to make a public response on the joint proposals submitted to his Department by the Chamber of Shipping, Nautilus UK and...

      Southern Railway: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much in premium payments the Government will receive from Southern Railway Ltd. in respect of the new South Central franchise in each...

      Thameslink: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects orders for new trains to be placed under the Thameslink Rolling Stock Project.

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations he has received on the future of the Freedom Pass in London, and from whom; how much was spent on the scheme in London...

      Underground Railways: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what mechanisms are in place to assess the record of bidders for the Tyne and Wear Metro service contract in respect of (a) treatment of...

      West Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department has provided to upgrade the West Coast Main Line in each year for which figures are available.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Tuition Fees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress is being made on the Government's review of tuition fees and student support; and if he will make a...

    • Looped Blind Cords

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions officials of his Department have had with the British Blind and Shutters Association on the...

      Car Scrappage Scheme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the effect on the level of car production of the extension of the car scrappage scheme;...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assistance regional development agencies are providing to businesses during the economic downturn; and if he will...

      Free Trade Agreement: Colombia

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on a mandate for the European Commission to negotiate a...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many benefit claimants have skills accounts.

      Building Colleges for the Future Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects a decision to be made on the outstanding bids for capital funding under the Building Colleges for the...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from the brick manufacturing industry on the adequacy of financial and...

      Business: South West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses received assistance from the South West Regional Development Agency in each local authority area...

      Carers: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much expenditure has been assigned to cover the costs of the £500 training entitlement for carers and adults...

      Disabled People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which organisations representing disabled people Ministers in his Department have met in 2009; and with which of those...

      Exports: White Phosphorus

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 339W, on exports: white phosphorus, in respect of...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what steps he (a) has taken since 2000 and (b) plans to take during the next six months to inform the public...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group were (i) injured and (ii) killed by fireworks in each of the...

      Fireworks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies are authorised to (a) manufacture and (b) sell fireworks; and if he will make a statement.

      Further Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many 19 to 24 year-olds are studying (a) full-time and (b) part-time on first Level 2, first Level 3, subsequent...

      Further Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people who had been in local authority foster care in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b)...

      Further Education: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many career development loans are expected to be made available in the (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 academic year.

      Grocery Trade: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Secretary of State will respond to the Competition Commission following its referral to him on 4 August 2009...

      Grocery Trade: Competition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Office of Fair Trading in ensuring fair trading throughout the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of the 10,000 additional student places available in 2010-11 will be for first-year students.

      Inward Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many inward investment projects have been established in each region in each of the last 20 years; (2) what...

      Manufacturing Industries: Minerals

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the (a) contribution to the economy of the UK lime manufacturing industry and...

      Manufacturing Insight: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding Manufacturing Insight has obtained from the private sector.

      Manufacturing Technology Centre: Ansty

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the role of the Manufacturing Technology Centre at Ansty is; what estimate he has made of the number of jobs to...

      Mass Media: Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) regional and (b) local newspapers have become insolvent in each year since 1997.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many cars have been purchased under the scrappage scheme in (a) Tamworth constituency, (b) Staffordshire and...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effect of the car scrappage scheme on the number of vehicles sold in the UK...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the...

      Real Help Website

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to promote the .

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on financial and legal advice in respect of the proposed sale of shareholdings in...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the extent to which training under the Train to Gain programme has been duplicated by...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Learning and Skills Council on shifting funding for Train to Gain spending from...

      Train to Gain Programme: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding support for the (a) Train to Gain and (b) Skills for Life programme (i) was provided in 2008-09 and...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what quantified targets UK Trade and Investment used in relation to its objective of attracting (a) high value, (b)...

      UK Trade and Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies which have received support from UK Trade and Investment in each of the last four years can be...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of people aged 16 to 24 years old were not in education, employment or training in each...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timetable is for the national roll-out of skills accounts; and if he will make a statement.

      Vocational Training: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding support under the (a) Train to Gain and (b) Skills for Life programme (i) was provided in 2008-09 and...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to answer question 262066, on Dunstable College, tabled on 5 March 2009.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Aberdeen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last visited Aberdeen on official business.

    • Annual Report on the State of Security in the Civil Nuclear Industry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the five incidents were that were made under section 10 of the Nuclear Industry Security Regulations 2003 and which warranted...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has taken steps to help park home residents reduce their emissions and heating bills.

      Carbon Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to implement a personal carbon incentive scheme; when the scheme will be introduced; and how it will operate.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Climate Change: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the contribution from the Minister of State of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1090-91, on climate change,...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the Government's position on...

      Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the future for clean coal in the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Coal: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the quantity of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the import of coal to the UK in the latest period...

      Coal: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of tonnes of coal reserves in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on advertising for tenders for the administration of the two miners' compensation schemes.

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2009, Official Report, column 401W, on departmental conferences, what the cost to his Department...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff in his Department have been employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to his Department...

      Departmental Home Working

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

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.

      Departmental Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 278W, on party conferences, how much the (a) Nuclear...

      Departmental Postal Services

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

      Departmental Postal Services

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

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with which providers his Department had a contract to provide postal services in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) between 1 January 2009 and...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department on procurement under tender because the tender process had been cancelled...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to raise the level of technical expertise of officials of his Department.

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on overnight accommodation for (a) Ministers and (b) officials while overseas since its establishment.

      Dungeness B Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the safety implications of the incident at Dungeness B on 29 June 2009.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of unserved electricity demand in the five years from 2016.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of electricity generated (a) in total and (b) from offshore wind farms was lost in...

      Electricity: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons conventional electricity meters are still being installed by energy companies.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the Government's policy is on whether the UK should have a continually increasing supply of oil and gas.

      Energy: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assistance with energy costs the Government provides to those diagnosed with cancer.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost of social tariffs to (a) energy companies and (b) consumers currently on standard tariffs.

      Energy: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2009, Official Report, column 1670, on windfall taxes on energy companies, whether he has obtained...

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in incentivising a reduction in the carbon...

      Fossil Fuel Levy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has plans for the drawdown and use of the Scottish Fossil Fuel Levy.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent assessment is of progress towards meeting the target of ending fuel poverty in England.

      Fuel Poverty

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

      Generic Design Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department has decided not to reimburse the travel expenses of representatives of non-governmental organisations...

      Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the accredited achieved efficiencies of heat pumps.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department provides (a) grants and (b) other financial incentives to encourage (i) the use of environmentally-friendly...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) miners and (b) miners' widows have received industrial health compensation in each region of the UK in each of the last...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what penalties his Department has imposed on Capita Group plc for its performance in administering the miners' compensation schemes.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has levied in fines on Capita Group plc in respect of its performance in administering the miners' compensation...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish all the correspondence between his Department and Capita Group plc dealing with (a) claimants' complaints and (b)...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings (a) he and (b) officials of his Department have had with Capita Group plc to discuss the administration of the miners'...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the efficiency of Capita Group plc in its administration of the two miners' compensation schemes.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has paid to Capita Group plc for the administration of the two miners' compensation schemes (a) in each year...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints his Department has received from (a) claimants and (b) hon. Members on Capita Group plc and its administration of...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria his Department used when awarding contracts for administering the two miners' compensation schemes to Capital Group plc.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 23 June 2009, transferred from his Department...

      National Nuclear Policy Statement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria will be used to appoint commissioners to the Infrastructure Planning Commission's review of proposals contained in the...

      Natural Gas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the respective roles of the (a) Health and Safety Executive, (b) Marine and Coastguard Agency...

      Natural Gas: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on risk assessments of liquefied natural gas operations.

      Natural Gas: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on the safety of liquefied natural gas shipping in UK waters.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what criteria were used to determine the appropriate land area to be designated at nominated nuclear sites to provide defence-in-depth...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether land north of Sellafield earmarked for a nuclear power station has been sold by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a statement.

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last discussed the use of sustainable palm oil with (a) Ministerial colleagues, (b) representatives of the Roundtable on...

      Palm Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent assessment is of the effect on climate change and carbon emissions of the palm oil industry; what his Department's...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the contribution of the Minister of State of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 988, what proportion of the 40 per...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department has reduced the rate of return achievable through feed-in tariffs for photovoltaic power generation;...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to publish his proposals to encourage the installation of renewable heat technologies in respect of (a) domestic and...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in which geographical areas the community energy savings programme is to operate; what the allocation and timescale of funding to each...

      Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Government have spent on the transfer of technology to harness renewable energy in developing countries in the latest year...

      Renewable Energy: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with his counterparts in (a) Bangladesh, (b) Ethiopia, (c) India, (d) Kenya and (e) Nepal on...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what percentage of those eligible to receive Warm Front grants his Department estimates will receive such grants in 2009.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the evidential basis is for the estimates made of average carbon dioxide emissions reductions under the Warm Front scheme; whether...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding Ofgem has provided to connect each offshore windfarm to the mainland; and what estimate he has made of the gigawatts each...

      Wind Power: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the recent consent for the construction of an onshore wind farm in Lincolnshire; what his most...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Aviation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many first-class flights were taken by each Minister in the Government Equalities Office in 2008-09; and what the (a) origin, (b) destination and...

    • Departmental Hotels

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on hotel bills in 2008-09.

      Departmental Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on hire vehicles in each of the last five financial years.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with which providers the Government Equalities Office held contracts to provide postal services (a) in 2007, (b) in 2008, (c) between 1 January and 1...

      Discrimination: Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on prevention of discrimination against persons aged over 60 years...

      Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality, with reference to page 38 of the Government Equalities Office's Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2008-09, HC 874, what the other evidence is which...

      Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality with reference to the "Women in Power: Milestones" document of the Government Equalities Office, for what reason the UK's first woman Prime Minister is...

      Homosexuality: Human Rights

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent steps the Government Equalities Office has taken in respect of the human rights of gay and lesbian people.

      Immigrants: Housing

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will place in the Library a copy of the interim report on Social Housing Allocation and Immigrant Communities commissioned by the Equality and...

      Political Parties: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what assessment she has made of the extent of gender discrimination in registered political parties represented in Parliament.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what percentage of invoices from suppliers her Office paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she is taking to ensure that third sector community organisations play a part in planning for the legacy from the London 2012 Olympics; and if she...

      Olympic Games 2012: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what funding her Office has allocated to third sector community organisations to enable them to bid for the plans for the legacy from the London 2012...

      Olympic Games 2012: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what funding her Office has allocated to third sector organisations to develop their sporting facilities as part of the plans for the legacy from the London...

  • Scotland

    • Advertising: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department (a) spent on advertising in 2008-09 and (b) has so spent in 2009-10 on the latest date for which figures are available; and if...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which figures are...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agency in 2008-09.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Extra-curricular Activities: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people in (a) primary education and (b) secondary education have participated in extra-curricular musical activity in...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will commission a market study of the entertainment industry's use of internet sharing technology.

      Museums and Galleries: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free visits were made to art galleries and museums funded from the public purse in each region of England in each of the last...

      National Lottery Funding: Sports Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) National Lottery funding and (b) Sports Council funding has been allocated to (i) rugby union, (ii) cricket and (iii)...

      Playing Fields: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to restrict the sale of school playing fields by local authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Libraries: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public libraries providing internet access to the public there were in each region of England in each of the last 10 years.

      Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he plans to take steps to prevent (a) playing fields, (b) other sports facilities and (c) libraries being disposed of in the...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has allocated to third sector organisations to develop their facilities as sports hubs within their local...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many residential properties in Bassetlaw had no television licence at the latest date for which information is available.

      UK Film Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Film Council in promoting the British film industry.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on advertising in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether there are any proposals under consideration by his Department for the transfer of powers to the National Assembly for Wales which do not involve...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent assessment he has made of the processes for the transfer of powers to the National Assembly for Wales via (a) the Government of Wales Act...

      Devolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proposals before Parliament involving (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation contain framework powers for Wales; and if he will make a statement.

      Devolution: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the most recent published and electronic information which lists those powers which have been transferred to the National Assembly for Wales.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the political objectives are of the Government's military strategy in Afghanistan; and on what evidential basis the Government evaluate the...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average tour interval for each unit deployed in Afghanistan has been in the last 12 months.

      Afghanistan: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what criteria his Department has used to assess potential recruits to the Afghan police force.

      Air Force: Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many RAF aircraft of each type are (a) in service, (b) in the forward fleet and (c) fit for purpose.

      Air Force: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what amount of in-year savings he expects the Royal Air Force to achieve in 2009-10; and in which principal areas.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding is required for cadet instructors to resume training.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what remuneration cadet instructors will receive in 2009-10; and from what budget such remuneration will be drawn.

      Armed Forces: Coroners

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

      Armed Forces: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the unit cost is of each (a) armoured vehicle type, (b) aircraft type and (c) helicopter type in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 234W, on "armed forces: housing", what cost was incurred in each region.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on (a) Substitute Single Service Accommodation and (b) Single Living Accommodation in each region in each year since 2004.

      Armed Forces: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what countries the regimental recruiting teams have visited in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the provision of national insurance credits for spouses of armed forces personnel refused state...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 743W, on "armed forces: training", what the percentage shortfall of (a) night vision...

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on replacing the ceremonial uniforms of (a) the Grenadier Guards, (b) the Coldstream Guards, (c) the Scots Guards, (d)...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual level of spare part availability is for each (i) armoured vehicle type and (ii) aircraft type in the armed forces...

      Defence Estates: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the amount raised by the sale of Defence Estates stock in each of the last five years.

      Defence Estates: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the Defence Estate in West Sussex.

      Defence Medical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many agency staff of each speciality have been employed in the Defence Medical Services in each of the last five years; and what expenditure was...

      Defence: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Lancaster and Wyre (Mr. Wallace) of 1 September 2009, Official Report, column 1799W, on "defence:...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements relating to information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopters of each type are (a) in service, (b) in the forward fleet and (c) fit for purpose.

      Hotels: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on hotel bills in 2008-09.

      Iraq/Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department has incurred on engaging private security companies and private military companies for work undertaken in (a) Iraq and...

      Navy: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many Royal Navy personnel have been injured whilst taking part in operations in the (a) Indian Ocean, (b) Atlantic and (c) Pacific in the...

      Nuclear Submarines: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 41W, on nuclear submarines: decommissioning, whether the Scottish Executive have...

      Reserve Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2009 to Question 298468, in what ways the Reserve Forces Pension Scheme differs from the pension scheme offered to...

      Territorial Army

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much of the £20 million allocated to the Territorial Army has been spent; (2) what recent orders have been issued to Territorial Army...

      Territorial Army: West Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Territorial Army units are based in West Sussex; and where their headquarters are.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer Question number 292151, on the defence research budget, tabled on 9 October 2009.

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which NHS hospital trusts did not meet the four-hour maximum wait target for accident and emergency in (a) each, (b) seven, (c) six, (d) five and (e)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks/Drugs: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to services for youths with alcohol or drug dependency in (a) the city of Brighton and Hove and (b) Hove constituency.

      Alcoholic Drinks/Drugs: Brighton and Hove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 have received alcohol and drug dependency services in Hove constituency in the last 12 months.

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect statistics centrally on the number of ambulances responding to a 999 call without having a paramedic on board.

      Ambulance Services: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the proportion of NHS ambulances which were manufactured in the UK.

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the incidence of pernicious anaemia; and if he will make a statement.

      Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research into the merits of enabling patients diagnosed with pernicious anaemia to manage their conditions through self-injection of...

      Antibiotics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for antibiotics were dispensed in each primary care trust area in (a) 2001 and (b) 2008.

      Burnley Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which categories of accidents and emergencies are admitted for treatment at Burnley general hospital.

      Burns: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received on proposals for a regional super burns unit in the North West; and if he will make a statement.

      Burns: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of the review of burns services in the North of England has been in each year since 2003.

      Cannabis: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) hospital admissions and (b) deaths there were caused by the use of cannabis in (i) the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and (ii) all...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of care homes in each region which do not meet national minimum standards of care.

      Cervical Cancer: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average frequency was of screening for recurrences of cervical cancer in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) total number of and (b) net ingredient cost of each type of (i) contraceptive and (ii) contraceptive device dispensed in the community was...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answers of 3 November 2009, Official Report, columns 914-15W, on dental services, which individuals (a) represented the working group...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answers of 1 July 2008, Official Report, column 862W, and 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1675W, on departmental freedom...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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;...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of postal services for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal service providers (i) in...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) between 1 January...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process has been cancelled...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Disabled: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the Government's objectives of improving capacity to work amongst...

      Drugs: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what interventions (a) have been assessed and (b) are being assessed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) through its (i)...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many admissions with a primary diagnosis of poisoning by (a) class A, (b) class B and (c) class C drugs there were to (i) the Norfolk and Norwich...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people under the age of 18 in (a) England, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) Leeds are on waiting lists to receive treatment for drug addiction.

      E. Coli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the rate of e.coli infection was in each primary care trust area in (a) 2001 and (b) 2008.

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days on adult eating disorder units were recorded for patients under the age of 16 years in each quarter of the last three years.

      Exercise: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff within his Department have responsibility in their jobs for the promotion of (a) physical activity and (b) smoking cessation.

      Genetically Modified Organisms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of whether the practice of companies (a) routinely refusing to make available to independent scientists the standardised...

      Health Services: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical centres have opened in North East Lincolnshire since 1997.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS through the European Health Insurance Card reclaimed from each other EU member state in each of the last seven calendar years.

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital beds were occupied for how many nights by patients ready for discharge in the last five financial years.

      Hospital Wards: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress is being made on the provision of single sex wards at (a) Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals, (b) Northwick Park Hospital and (c) the Royal...

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital patients acquired infections other than MRSA or Clostridium difficile during a stay in hospital in each of the last five years.

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what private finance initiative hospital projects are due to be approved in the next (a) month, (b) six months and (c) 12 months.

      Hospitals: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's policy on private finance initiative projects.

      Hospitals: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the outcome of the recent inspection of Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals NHS Trust by the Health and Safety Executive was; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for a hospital appointment in each primary care trust in Tamworth constituency was in each year since 1995.

      In Vitro Fertilisation: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure sufficient provision of in-vitro fertilisation treatment on the NHS in Leeds.

      Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of his Department's agencies which are required to introduce a duty to involve citizens in local decision-making and service provision under...

      Marmot Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects Sir Michael Marmot's review of health inequalities to be published.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vaccinations against meningitis were made in 2008-09; how many people refused a vaccination in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Meningitis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funds his Department (a) spent on meningitis vaccination development in 2008-09 and (b) plans to spend on meningitis vaccination development in 2009-10.

      Muscular Dystrophy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will include in the forthcoming Health White Paper adoption of the Standards of Care for People Living with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy recently...

      NHS Counter Fraud Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the budget of the NHS Counter Fraud Service was in each of the last five financial years; (2) how many staff were assigned to the NHS Counter...

      NHS: Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the average number of hours per week that users of the Lorenzo software system are logged in at (a) Five Boroughs...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 735W, on "NHS: drugs", about which pharmaceutical products his Department has received...

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which (a) primary care trusts and (b) NHS providers which had not provided assurance to the NHS Chief Executive by 30 September 2009 that the NHS...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions the National Quality Board has met to discuss the discontinuance of NHS targets in each of the last six months; and if he will place...

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government is taking to ensure that food and drink companies are able to promote the nutritional benefits of their products after the 19...

      Nutrition: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) information and (b) guidance his Department produces to carers on supporting the nutritional needs of those for whom they care.

      Oesophagus Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) oncologists and (b) trainee oncologists specialising in oesophageal cancer there are in each region.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients who live in England have received medical (a) treatment and (b) consultation in Wales in each year since 1997.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients who live in Wales have received medical (a) treatment and (b) consultation in England in each year since 1997.

      Palliative Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 584W, on palliative care: finance, how the £40 million has been disbursed; and...

      Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust spent on healthcare in each year since 2001; and if he will make a statement.

      Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there were in Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in each year since 2001; and if he will make...

      Princess Diana Hospital Grimsby: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed at the Princess Diana Hospital in Grimsby (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures...

      Rheumatology: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long on average waiting times were for rheumatoid arthritis patients for follow-up consultations with a rheumatology specialist in (a) North West...

      Rheumatology: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of access of rheumatoid arthritis patients to specialist multi-disciplinary teams in (a) North...

      Skin Piercing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the merits of banning ear and body piercing for under 16 year olds without parental consent; and if he will make a statement.

      Smoking: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of smoking-related deaths.

      Smoking: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how the NHS Stop Smoking Service records people who after stopping smoking through use of the service subsequently start smoking again and are...

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he has taken to assess whether the target groups for swine influenza vaccine received the vaccine; (2) what instructions have been given...

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons the administration of the swine influenza vaccination to priority groups was delayed; (2) if he will make it his policy to ensure...

      Tobacco: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on the effect on retailers of the prohibitions on tobacco...

      Tobacco: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the merits of making it an offence for a young person aged under 18 years to attempt to buy cigarettes and tobacco...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many departmental trade union side officers are employed by his Department; and how many full-time equivalent staff members exclusively undertake...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's departmental trade union side officers agreement.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes from his policy meeting with the Trades Union Congress and Unite of 10 September 2009.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions he has met trade union representatives since June 2009.

      Transplant Surgery: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients from Mid Bedfordshire constituency have had transplant surgery in the UK since (a) January 2009 and (b) August 2009.

      Urgent Care Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which urgent care centres are (a) nurse-, (b) doctor- and (c) consultant-led; and if he will make a statement.

      Wheelchairs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what advice his Department has issued to primary care trusts on their provision of insurance cover for the wheelchairs and mobility scooters they supply...

      Wheelchairs: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time is in each primary care trust for those under the age of 18 years for the provision of a wheelchair; and whether there are...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Gift Shop

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many sales there have been of each stock item in the Downing Street gift shop in the last 12 months.

    • Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many new businesses have started in (a) Vale of Clwyd constituency and (b) each region in each of the last 20 years.

      Businesses

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses there were in (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) each region in each of the last 20 years.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 55WS, on the draft Census (England and Wales) Order 2009,...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what directions Ministers have given to the UK Statistics Authority on the 2011 Census under section 2 of the Census Act 1920, as amended.

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many charities were removed from the Charity Commission's register for (a) ceasing to exist or operate due to merger, incorporation or transfer of...

      Charities: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what payments her Department has made to charities to tackle socio-economic disadvantage and promote social inclusion in the last 12 months.

      Charities: Schools

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the policy of the Charity Commission is on undertaking investigations of whether schools with charitable status are promoting the public benefit;...

      Charity Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time equivalent staff were recruited by the Charity Commission in each year since 1996-97.

      Charity Commission: Surveillance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 27 April 2009, Official Report, column 1081W, on the Charity Commission: surveillance, (1) what the nature of the...

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 June 2009, Official Report, column 57WS, on Report to Parliament on Civil Service...

      Civil Servants: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the decision of the British Council to outsource staff to India, whether her Department has issued recent guidance to non-departmental...

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answers of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 1035W, and of 27 April 2009, Official Report, columns 1082-4W, on civil servants:...

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the proposed changes to the Civil Service Compensation Scheme will require changes in (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation.

      Civil Servants: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what requirements there are on the use of open competition to recruit people to Civil Service posts.

      Civil Servants: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, column 422W, on civil servants, if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance on...

      Civil Servants: Vacancies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 2 June 2009, Official Report, columns 422-3W, on civil servants: vacancies, what the (a) job title, (b) salary range and...

      Committee on Standards in Public Life

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which 12 constituencies are referred to in paragraph 5.74 of the Twelfth Report of the Committee on Standards in Public Life, Cm 7724.

      Death: Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) diagnosed cases of and (b) deaths from oesophageal cancer there have been in (i) each region and (ii) Norwich North constituency since 1997.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for North-East Hertfordshire (Mr. Heald) of 26 February 2007, Official Report, column 1000W, on Project...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Email

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 15 May 2009, Official Report, column 1047W, on "10 Downing Street: e-mail" whether...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in the office of the Minister for the Olympics were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to her...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in the Prime Minister's office were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to her Department in each...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in her Department were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted to her Department in each year since 2005;...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for North-East Hertfordshire of 28 November 2006, Official Report, column 652W, on the Heavy...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department plans to undertake legal action to recover losses from the SCOPE IT project.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost of the SCOPE IT project to the public purse has been; how much has been paid to IBM under the project; and how much is planned to be spent...

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in which of the Duchy of Lancaster's landholding's allotments have been (a) sold, (b) otherwise disposed and (c) developed over in the last 36 months.

      Departmental Land

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Duchy of Lancaster is taking in response to the September 2009 ruling of the Advertising Standards Authority against the Duchy.

      Departmental Non-Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how much her Department has spent on advisory non-departmental public bodies in each year since 1996-97; (2) how much her Department has spent on...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in her Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with which providers (a) her Department and (b) its agency had contracts to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) between 1 January...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many (a) Ministers, (b) officials, (c) representatives of local authorities and (d) (i) invited and (ii) non-invited members of the public...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the (a) Building Britain's Future and (b) Real Help Now campaign is covered by Crown copyright; and whether permission has been given to...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the Central Office of Information's White Book produced for the second half of 2009.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by her Department are published.

      Derek Draper

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the Answer to the hon. Member for Hammersmith and Fulham of 6 May 2009, Official Report, column 182W, on Derek Draper, whether Mr Derek...

      Derek Draper and Charlie Whelan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 October 2009, Official Report, column 2315W, on Derek Draper and Charlie Whelan, how many times (a) Mr. Derek Draper and...

      Derek Draper and Charlie Whelan

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 October 2009, Official Report, column 2315W, on Derek Draper and Charlie Whelan, for how long records of visitors to the...

      Disclosure of Information: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the letter from the Cabinet Office's Director of Security and Intelligence (a) dated 8 October 2008 sent to...

      Disclosure of Information: Criminal Investigation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department plans to issue a formal response to the parts of the Review of the lessons learned from the Metropolitan Police Service's...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in (a) Vale of Clwyd constituency and (b) each region in each of the last 20 years.

      Government Departments: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what targets (a) her Department and (b) the Government Communication Group have for the time to (i) acknowledge and (ii) provide a substantive reply...

      Government Departments: Managers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many layers of line management there are (a) in her Department and (b) on average in all Government departments.

      Government Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance her Department has produced on re-employing former civil servants as (a) fee paid staff, (b) contractors, (c) agency staff and (d)...

      Government Departments: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance the Cabinet Secretary has given to Departments on making public appointments in the period before the general election.

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Reading West of 21 April 2009, Official Report, column 550W, on Government departments: telephone...

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what her policy is on the regulation of political lobbyists and the declaration of their client lists; and if she will make a statement.

      Lord-Lieutenants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many Lords Lieutenant in each region there are of each (a) sex, (b) age group and (c) ethnicity; what the average salary is of Lords Lieutenant;...

      Marketing: Cabinet Office

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Prime Minister's Office has spent on advertising in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she expects to answer Question 289081, on special advisers, tabled by the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge on 20 July 2009.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) when she plans to respond to question 255507, on public sector jobs, tabled to the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster on 5 February 2009; (2)...

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Pensions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the aggregate cash equivalent transfer value of the pension rights of special advisers in each of the last five financial...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) mean and (b) median full-time wage for (i) private sector and (ii) public sector employees was in (A) 1997 and (B) the most recent period...

      Privacy: Impact Assessments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department issues guidance to Government departments in respect of the circumstances in which privacy impact assessments are (a) required...

      Private Detectives

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 873W, on private detectives, whether other Government departments have hired or...

      Private Detectives

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 873W, on private detectives, how much her Department spent on hiring or...

      Public Bodies: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps her Department is taking to facilitate data sharing among public sector bodies.

      Public Sector: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment has been made of the levels of compliance with her Department's guidance on public sector open source software procurement; and what...

      Public Sector: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department has issued recent guidance to Government departments on the termination of public sector worker contracts because of inefficiency.

      Public Services Forum

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) on what dates the Public Services Forum has met in the last 12 months; and who the members are of the Forum; (2) whether minutes of meetings of...

      Redundancy: Payments

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance the Cabinet Office issues on (a) public sector redundancy payments and (b) whether previous public sector employment should be rolled...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the rate of long-term youth unemployment was in (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) each region in each of the last 20 years.

      Voluntary Work: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment her Department has made of levels of volunteering among those aged (a) under 18 years, (b) between 18 and 30 years, (c) between 30...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Council Tax Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on council tax benefit in each region in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by her Department and its agencies was in each year for which...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent officials in her Department process claim forms for (a) disability living allowance, (b) attendance allowance,...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of postal services provided for her Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal service...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with which providers (a) her Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) between...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by her Department are published.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 13 October 2008, Official Report, column 880W, on disability living allowance, what the latest figures are for...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans she has for the future of disability living allowance; and if she will make a statement.

      Electronic Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the terms and conditions of the Directgov website prohibit photocopying of individual pages downloaded from the site.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance had completed their work capability assessment within (a) one...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when she plans to introduce (a) a skills screen for employment and support allowance claimants after the start of a claim and (b) a...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether decisions relating to individuals' requirements for a second medical assessment for employment support allowance may be made by persons...

      Employment Schemes: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the most recent estimate is of the average cost to her Department of a work experience placement for an 18 to 24-year-old jobseeker.

      Employment Services: Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people who have received assistance from the Government's support for unemployed professionals and...

      Employment Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she is taking to provide opportunities for training and education for unemployed people with (a) learning disabilities and (b)...

      Employment: Chronically Sick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Health to reduce the number of benefit recipients who have chronic...

      Employment: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many lone parents have received support and guidance from personal advisers since it became available nationally for all lone parents once...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful bids under the Future Jobs Fund included (a) a worklessness assessment and (b) a work and skills plan.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful Future Jobs Fund bids there have been; what estimate she has made of the (a) minimum and (b) maximum number of jobs to be...

      Housing Benefit: Peterborough

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

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people claiming (a) incapacity benefit or severe disablement allowance, (b) jobseeker's allowance and (c) income support started...

      Jobcentre Plus: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many layers of line management there are in Jobcentre Plus between board members and frontline staff.

      Jobcentre Plus: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the charge per minute is of a telephone call to Jobseekers Direct from (a) at BT landline, (b) a landline operated by another provider...

      Jobcentre Plus: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training is provided to frontline staff in Jobcentre Plus on awareness of autism; and if she will make a statement.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when she plans to reply to the letter of 15 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Burt; (2)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects to reply to the hon. Member for North Essex's letter of 28 September 2009 on his constituent Mr. Mark Esquilant's requirement...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to respond to question 296734, on Child Support Agency staff, tabled on 28 October 2009.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have found employment as a result of participating in the New Deal in (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) each region in each year...

      New Deal: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Peterborough constituency have participated in a New Deal scheme in each year since 2005.

      Part-Time Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people in each (a) region, (b) local authority and (c) parliamentary constituency who are in...

      Pensioners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 170W, on pensioners: females, what proportion of claimants of each benefit...

      Pensioners: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what her latest estimate is of the number of women due to reach state pension age in each month of the next seven years; and if she will...

      Pensions: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of (a) gross and (b) net cost of restoring the link between the basic state pension and earnings in each year...

      Pensions: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of pension mis-selling there have been in (a) Vale of Clwyd and (b) each region in each of the last 10 years.

      Return to Work Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former incapacity benefit or employment and support allowance claimants have claimed a return to work credit since its introduction.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate she has made of expected (a) on-flows, (b) off-flows and (c) stock claimant numbers for (i) incapacity benefit (credits...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what pilots are in place to test arrangements to improve links between housing organisations and Jobcentre Plus services.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of households (a) in total and (b) with at least one person of working age which were in receipt of...

      Social Security Benefits: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations she has received on the time taken to arrange medical examinations for benefit claimants; and if she will make a...

      Unemployed: Work Experience

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 724W, on employment schemes, how many employers have entered into formal...

      Unemployment: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those resident in Coventry are economically inactive; and if she will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she is taking to reduce the level of unemployment among people with learning disabilities.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have participated in Back to Work seminars since their introduction.

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to introduce pilots of mandatory basic skills and job-focused training courses for jobseeker's allowance claimants who have been...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to introduce training allowances for long-term jobseeker's allowance claimants to attend intensive employability-focused...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Chronically Sick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether terminally ill people under the age of 65 are entitled to receive the winter fuel payment.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer question 295425, on age discrimination, tabled on 20 October 2009.

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 65W, on bank services, if he will publish the quantitative and qualitative data that HM...

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the level of taxpayer exposure to banking sector loans and mortgages.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much new capital was (a) committed to and (b) paid to UK banks from the public purse in the last two years.

      Banks: Government Shareholding

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his most recent estimate is of the amount that would be raised by the sale of Government-owned shares in (a) Royal Bank of Scotland and (b) Lloyds...

      Banks: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will make it his policy to require UK Financial Investments to seek publication of the amounts paid in bonuses to senior staff by banks and...

      Bradford and Bingley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any public money was provided to Santander in respect of Bradford and Bingley's deposit liabilities.

      Civil Service: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what processes his Department has established to monitor the implementation of recommendations made in the 2004 Lyons Review; what assessment he has made of...

      Civil Service: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the relocation of civil service functions away from London and the south-east.

      Civil Service: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many of the first tranche of 20,000 jobs identified for relocation in the 2004 Lyons Review have been relocated; and how many of these jobs were in each...

      Civil Service: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Departments have conducted second tranche studies as recommended by the 2004 Lyons Review; and how many civil service jobs in each department were...

      Construction Industry Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of people who are registered with the construction industry scheme for tax purposes.

      Debts: Developing Countries

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much debt is owed to the UK by the poorest countries in the world; what steps his Department has taken to reduce this debt; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on advertising in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 each...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on entertainment from its conference and hospitality budgets in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what percentage of postal services for his Department and its agencies were provided by (a) Royal Mail and (b) other postal service providers (i) in...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 254W, on departmental training, how many staff attended courses on (a) harnessing the...

      EU Budget: Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the UK's net contribution to the European Union was for 2008-09; and what estimate he has made of the net contribution for 2009-10.

      Excise Duties: Agricultural Machinery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the revenue from vehicle excise duty for tractors was in each of the last 10 years.

      Fossil Fuel Levy: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when members of his Department last met the Scottish Executive to discuss the drawdown and utilisation of the Scottish Fossil Fuel Levy Fund for the...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 256W, on Gift Aid, whether the terms of...

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 24, on the sale of Government assets, what...

      HM Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many layers of line management there are in between the Chief Executive and frontline staff.

      Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons his Department plans to subscribe for new right shares in Lloyds Banking Group.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 September from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. J Roche.

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the level of the UK's financial liabilities, including debt, private finance initiative, public private partnership, unfunded...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) total and (b) average rateable value for hereditaments in each special category code is on (i) the 2005 Rating List and (ii) the draft 2010...

      Northern Rock

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the timetable is for the sale of part of Northern Rock.

      Post War Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated monetary value of unclaimed post-war credits is.

      Post War Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been paid out in post-war credits since March 1996.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he plans to publish his Department's factual paper on the Barnett formula.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will include his most recent estimate of total public sector pension liabilities in his next statement on the pre-Budget report.

      Revenue and Customs: East Kilbride

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many established posts there were at each grade in Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs offices at East Kilbride in each of the last five years.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the bad debt position at Royal Bank of Scotland prior to granting it further financial support; (2) what his latest...

      Royal Bank of Scotland/Lloyds Banking Group

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the timetable is for the asset sales by Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds Banking Group under EU competition requirements; and what estimate he has...

      Tax Evasion: Bolton

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individuals and (b) businesses in Bolton, North-East constituency were investigated for offences related to tax evasion in each of the last...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the change has been in percentage terms income tax, national insurance and indirect taxes for (a) a single person on average earnings and (b) a...

      Tobin Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the likely effects of a Tobin tax on the UK financial services sector.

      Tobin Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he had with (a) his (i) US and (ii) Canadian counterpart and (b) the International Monetary Fund about a Tobin tax prior to the speech...

      Ulster Bank: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what representations he has received from the Irish Bank Officials Association on Ulster Bank's plans in relation to contractual bonuses to its...

      Valuation Office: Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the value was of the expense claims made by each board member of the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last two years.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the effect on public expenditure of increasing the first income threshold of working tax credits by £500 while removing the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the estimated average monthly wage of (a) a poppy farmer and (b) a grain farmer in...

    • Africa: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the African Union on UK foreign policy in relation to Africa.

      Aid Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps he has taken to help protect UK aid workers working in dangerous parts of the world.

      Akmal Shaikh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Government of China on the sentencing of Akmal Shaikh; and if he will make a...

      China: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with the Chinese Government on (a) the recent execution of persons found to have been involved...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on advertising in (i) 2006-07 and (ii) 2007-08; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Hossein Rassam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with foreign counterparts on securing the release of Hossein Rassam; and if he will make a...

      India: Entry Clearance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens expected to be required to leave India as a consequence of rejection...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials from his Department are seconded to work on the Chilcot Inquiry; and if he will make a statement.

      Israel: Foreign Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what facilities his Department offered Ehud Barak during his visit to the UK in September 2009; and what meetings took place...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 21 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with...

      Mongolia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of the state of relations between the UK and Mongolia; and if he will make a statement.

      Outreach Events

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which cities and towns in the UK senior officials from his Department have visited as part of the PREVENT initiative; how such...

      Overseas Trade: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has received representations from the government of (a) South Africa, (b) the Czech Republic and (c)...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 18 May 2009, Official Report, column 1153W, on trade unions, what the function of the Trade Union...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek a report from the UK ambassador in Rabat on allegations of repression by Moroccan forces in September in...

  • International Development

    • 1goal

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had about the GCE-FIFA 2010 Word Cup initiative 1GOAL.

    • Afghan Action: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated to the organisation Afghan Action in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Africa: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps he has taken to support community-based HIV campaigns in Africa.

      Burma: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much cross-border humanitarian assistance his Department plans to provide for eastern Burma in 2010; and how much was provided in 2009.

      Chars Livelihoods Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons his Department signed a second contract with Maxwell Stamp plc in respect of the Chars Livelihoods Programme before...

      Chars Livelihoods Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department has taken to audit the (a) impact and (b) other claims made by Maxwell Stamp plc in respect of its work for...

      Chars Livelihoods Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has carried out an independent audit of the contract signed by his Department and Maxwell Stamp plc in 2004 in...

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department plans to allocate in 2009-10 to tackling violence against women, broken down by recipient country.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on following established best practice in the management of tendering exercises.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on the use of independent audits in the management of grants and contracts for which his Department is responsible.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements with in respect of information technology (a) hardware and (b)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many established posts there were at each grade in his Department's offices in East Kilbride in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) staffing complement and (b) management structure is of his Department's Counter-Fraud Unit.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with which providers his Department had a contract to provide postal services in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) between 1 January 2009 and 1...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department on procurement under tender because the tender process had been cancelled...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had on the role of scientists in policy-making in developing countries; and if he will make a statement.

      Developing Countries: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's expenditure aimed at reducing the number of women dying in...

      Developing Countries: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much UK funding was (a) allocated to and (b) spent on tackling HIV/AIDS in developing countries in each of the last five years.

      Developing Countries: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the UK's contribution to the International Finance Facility for Immunisation was in each of the last five years; what assessment...

      East Africa: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the number of children receiving schooling in (a) Kenya and (b) Mozambique.

      Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on following established best practice in fraud investigations.

      HIV Infection: Uganda

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of his Department's programme to reduce HIV/AIDS in Uganda; and if he will make a...

      India: Polio

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of his Department's work to tackle polio in India.

      Intellectual Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his policy is on (a) the protection and (b) public availability of the intellectual property arising from programmes funded by...

      Kenya: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what recent discussions he has had on food shortages in northern Kenya; (2) what recent steps he has taken to reduce food...

      Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to improve standards of anti-malaria treatment in developing countries; and if he will make...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce (a) childhood diarrhoea and (b) diabetes in developing countries.

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of his Department's funding to assist poorer countries investigate the effects of global warming has been spent in each year...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has a policy on the prevention of nepotism in respect of the use of overseas development aid.

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate his Department has made of the number of people taken out of poverty by UK foreign aid in each of the last five years.

      Overseas Aid: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much and what percentage of all UK foreign aid was used for (a) poverty reduction and (b) other projects in each of the last five...

      Palm Oil: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) whether his Department was represented at the most recent Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil meeting; and if he will make a...

      Sudan: Humanitarian Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much humanitarian aid his Department has provided for Darfur in each of the last five years.

      Youth Volunteer Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the funding for the youth volunteer programme has been spent in each year since its introduction.

  • Justice

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

    • Coroners: Armed forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the arrangements agreed between his Department and the Scottish Executive on the use of fatal accident inquiries into the deaths abroad of...

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

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

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements for information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of the last...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) between 1 January...

      Driving Offences: Reading East and Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) hit and run accidents, (b) hit and run accidents in which the driver did not have insurance and (c) hit and run drivers taken to court...

      Driving Offences: Reading East and Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many convictions for (a) drink-driving and (b) each other motoring offence resulted in a custodial sentence in (i) Reading East constituency...

      Elections: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2251-2W, on elections: costs, in what cases expenditure by hon. Members, other...

      Elections: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what types of expenditure will be included in the new pre-candidacy election spending limits; and how expenditure will be calculated against the limits...

      Foreigners: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were ineligible for deportation due to interference with their family life in the last three years.

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many applications were received for the position of (a) chairperson and (b) board member of the Independent Parliamentary Standards...

      Intellectual Property: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there have been for offences of internet piracy in each of the last five years.

      Intellectual Property: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been levied in fines from those convicted of offences related to internet piracy in each of the last five years.

      Interpreters: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much has been spent by (a) HM Courts Service and (b) his Department in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Essex on interpreters for (A) suspects, (B)...

      Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will designate the Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval as a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the timetable is for the commencement of (a) new reporting and recording thresholds for donations and (b) section 17 of the Political Parties and...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders were transferred (a) from HM Prison Pentonville to HM Prison Wandsworth and (b) from HM Prison Wandsworth to HM Prison Pentonville...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people from Northern Ireland are serving sentences in prisons in England and Wales.

      Prisons: Contracts For Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which prisons have been market tested; and how much it has cost to market test prisons to date.

      Prisons: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the percentage change in the operational costs of HM Prison Garth was in each of the last five years; and how many (a) prisoners and (b) prison...

      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...

      Prisons: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison staff are employed by contracted private companies; and whether these prison officers have personal protective equipment of (a)...

      Prisons: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many babies were born to mothers in prison in each month of (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Probation: National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he will announce the planned (a) Probation Service and (b) National Offender Management Service budgets for each (i) probation area and (ii)...

      Probation: National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on the (a) Probation Service and (b) National Offender Management Service in each probation area in (i) 2009-10 and (ii) each of the...

      Probation: Huddersfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will visit the Huddersfield probation service office to (a) meet frontline probation personnel and (b) discuss staffing levels.

      Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the prosecution rate was in each criminal justice area in each year since 1997.

      Shoplifting: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions there were for offences related to shoplifting in the last 12 months.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance to local authorities to encourage the allocation of more land for allotments.

    • Children In Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities in England and Wales have contracted out their provision for care leavers.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Christmas functions arranged by his Department and its agencies (a) the then Secretary of State, (b) officials of his...

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the...

      Community Relations: Finance

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

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement on 14 October 2009, Official Report, columns 30-32WS, on connecting communities,...

      Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much historic housing debt remains a local authority responsibility.

      Council Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people in (a) England and (b) Leeds local authority area applied to buy their council house under the right to buy...

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on renovation of damp properties under the decent homes standard.

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what appeals process exists for local authority tenants who are refused improvements required to attain the decent homes standard.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the estimated cost to the public purse would be of extending the council tax single person discount to households...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account was taken of the effect of council tax on the families of (a) military personnel serving overseas and (b)...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households received council tax single person discount where the single adult's spouse was (a) engaged in military...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what companies (a) his Department, (b) the Tenant Services Authority, (c) the Homes and Communities Agency and (d) the Homes...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Political Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 474W, on party conferences, how much each of his...

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008,...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 1 September 2009, Official Report,...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 1 September 2009, Official Report, column 1834W, on...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 1 September 2009, Official Report,...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 1 September 2009, Official Report,...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 1 September 2009, Official Report,...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how his Department evaluates the effectiveness of empty dwelling management orders.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of home information packs produced in the last 12 months.

      Homelessness: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeless people there were in (a) North East Milton Keynes constituency, (b) Buckinghamshire and (c) the South East...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which HomeBuy agents were appointed by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor in each of the last three...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1124W, on the Homes and Communities Agency: consultants,...

      Housing

      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) conducting its...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what forecasts of housing market trends (a) his Department, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency and (c) the Tenant...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to landlords of the introduction of direct payment of local housing allowance in (a)...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities would have to take on historic debt in addition to that already held under the Government's preferred...

      Housing: Building Regulations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the cost-benefit impact assessment of funding for overground oil tanks contained in Proposals for amending the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) council houses, (b) social houses for rent, (c) affordable houses for...

      Housing: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in (a) Peterborough constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) the East of England...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of his Department's guidelines contained in the (a) Decent Homes...

      Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions (a) he and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) have had with the Mayor of London on (i) the HCA's...

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what categories of community land trust are recognised by his Department.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will consider the merits of extending his Department's Kickstart Housing Delivery fund to rural areas.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social housing tenants joined the Rent to HomeBuy scheme in each of the last three years.

      Housing: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social housing tenants purchased equity in a home through (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) Rent to HomeBuy, (c) Open Market...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeowners there were in (a) Vale of Clwyd, (b) each region of England, (c) Wales, (d) Scotland and (e) Northern...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent by each Pathfinder Partnership operating in the North and the Midlands.

      Local Government: Leeds and Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent assessment is of the progress of the city region pilots in (a) Leeds and (b) Manchester; and if he will...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 8 September 2009, on the new regional...

      Microgeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the implementation of Planning Policy Statement 22 on the number of...

      Monuments: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to ensure that the revised Planning Policy Statement 15 on the historic environment makes specific...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much his Department has spent on the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme to date; (2) how much his Department has spent...

      Neighbourhood Wardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many neighbourhood wardens were funded by his Department in each of the last five years.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) crematoriums, (b) funeral parlours and chapels of rest and (c) cemeteries (i) there were on the 2005 Rating List...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individual hereditament (a) betting shops and offices, (b) bingo halls, (c) public houses, licensed restaurants and...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Fairgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) theme parks and (b) other amusement parks (i) there were on the 2005 Rating List and (ii) there are on the draft...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals against a Valuation Office Agency decision to place rateable values on parking spaces in (a) East Devon...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 50 individual hereditaments in the local authority area of Peterborough had the greatest percentage increase in rateable...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average rateable value was for an (a) average hereditament, (b) hereditament classed as a small business and (c)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated (a) average rateable value on the (i) 2005 and (ii) draft 2010 Rating List and (b) percentage change in...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of a two year business rate holiday for port businesses in (a) Humber, (b)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the reduction in business rate assessments on newly-rated businesses on Hull docks consequent on...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many grounds used for county cricket (a) there were on the 2005 Rating List and (b) there are on the draft 2010 Rating...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many grounds used for (a) rugby league and (b) rugby union (i) there were on the 2005 Rating List and (ii) there are on...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many football stadia (a) there were on the 2005 Rating List and (b) there are on the draft 2010 Rating List; what method...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the textual description is of each SCAT code used by the Valuation Office Agency.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the policy of the Durham Valuation Office is on whether Durham road user charge and a material change for the purposes of...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 345W, on non-domestic rates, how many assessment deletions...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) takeaway food outlets (predominantly off premises), (b) restaurants and (c) cafes there were on the (i) 2005 and...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria the Valuation Office Agency uses to determine whether facilities which are appurtenant exclusively to individual...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hereditaments were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List with SCAT code 030 in each year since 1997; and if he...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library an electronic copy of the Valuation Office Agency's dataset of the (a) address, (b) local...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average rateable value is for (a) all hereditaments, (b) (i) small and (ii) other businesses in (i) England and (ii)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will revise his Department's impact assessment for supplementary business rates to take account of the 2010 rates revaluation.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) lifeboat stations and (b) coastguard stations there were on the (i) 2005 and (ii) draft 2010 rating list; what...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) wine bars, (b) vineyards/wineries, (c) public houses/pub restaurants (national scheme) and (d) breweries...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) pet grooming parlours, (b) kennels and catteries and (c) animal boarding establishments there were on the (i)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Zoos and Wildlife Parks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many zoos and safari parks (a) there were on the 2005 Rating List and (b) there are on the draft 2010 Rating List; what...

      Parking: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria the Valuation Office Agency uses to determine the rateable value of reserved parking spaces.

      Parliament Square: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Lord Avebury of 20 July 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 283WA, on Houses of...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons his Department is proposing to end the regulatory requirement that planning notices be published in newspapers.

      Planning Permission: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effectiveness in notifying the public of planning applications of the placing of notices in...

      Population: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the projected population of each Lancashire constituency in the next five years.

      Ports: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has made an assessment of the merits of monitoring planning applications for marina developments.

      Regeneration: Hendon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department has made available for regeneration schemes at (a) Grahame Park, (b) West Hendon and (c) Spur...

      Regeneration: Liverpool

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent representations he has received on Arena Housing and its operations in the Anfield area of Liverpool; (2)...

      Regional Planning and Development: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) central Government departments, (b) public corporations, (c) local authorities, (d) executive agencies, (e)...

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average (a) council and (b) private sector rent was in (i) Birmingham, (ii) the West Midlands, (iii) inner London,...

      Scout Solutions Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been recovered from Scout Solutions Projects Limited in relation to the project to create mobility services...

      Scout Solutions Projects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mobility services for social tenants funded by his Department and its predecessors have been provided by Scout Solutions...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, columns 768-70W, on homelessness, which local authorities have not...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authority-owned homes and (b) homes owned by other social landlords there were in (i) Birmingham, (ii) the...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 4 November 2009, Official Report, column 1060W, on council housing, how many social homes have...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authority and (b) registered social landlord tenants completed home exchanges in each year since 1997

      Social Rented Housing: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps he plans to take to increase the standard of social housing in Mid Bedfordshire constituency in the next 12...

      Social Rented Housing: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what entitlement to social housing each category of non-UK born migrant to the UK has.

      Social Rented Housing: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints about the standard of social housing in Leeds his Department received in the most recent period for which...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding was originally planned for the ALMO decent homes programme in respect of those ALMOs gaining two stars on their...

      Social Rented Housing: Sutton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 13 October 2009, Official Report, column 776W, on social housing: standards, whether (a)...

      Tenant Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much the Tenant Services Authority has spent on assessing the financial viability of registered social landlords since...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Gypsy and Traveller site grants were made in each of the last three years; and what the average amount of such a grant...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost to the public purse of the Saville Inquiry has been in each month since January 2005.

    • Chief Electoral Officer for Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the performance of the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland have a criminal record.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which figures...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) between 1...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process had been...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

      EC Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been allocated to Northern Ireland under the (a) Peace I, (b) Peace II and (c) Peace III EU programmes.

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations he has received on changes on electoral law relating to local authorities in Northern Ireland.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been (a) added and (b) deleted from the electoral register for each parliamentary constituency in Northern Ireland in...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many schools have (a) co-operated and (b) declined to co-operate with the Electoral Office for Northern Ireland to seek to ensure that all...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been spent on advertising to encourage voter registration (a) in the press, (b) on television and (c) on the radio in each year...

      Firearms: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent representations he has received from the Northern Ireland Policing Board on Police Service of Northern Ireland's policy on the...

      Fireworks: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of offences involving the use of fireworks in Northern Ireland in each year since...

      Hearing Impaired: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his latest estimate is of the amount paid out for hearing loss claims by members and former members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and...

      Homophobia: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidents of homophobic crime were recorded in each Police Service of Northern Ireland district command unit area in each of the last...

      Homophobia: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many complaints relating to the handling by the Police Service of Northern Ireland of cases of homophobic crime were reported in each of the...

      Inquiries: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what provision he has made in his Department's budget for the (a) Saville, (b) Robert Hamill, (c) Rosemary Nelson and (d) Billy Wright...

      Maghaberry Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Loyalist and (b) Republican prisoners have been detained in the separated system at HM Prison Maghaberry in each year since the...

      Maghaberry Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost has been of maintaining the separated system at HM Prison Maghaberry in each year since the introduction of that system; and...

      Northern Ireland Independent Monitoring Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the findings of the latest Independent Monitoring Commission report; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people have (a) died and (b) been injured as a result of crimes involving the use of knives in each year since 2005.

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland on use of cautions and other non-court...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many police cautions have been issued for each offence in each policing district in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months; and how...

      Police Service of Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) part-time and (b) full-time reserve members were transferred into the regular police in Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.

      Police: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with (a) the Chief Constable and (b) the Chairman of the Policing Board on the future of the full-time reserve.

      Police: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many full-time reserve members there were in the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each year since 1997.

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many individuals released on licence from prison in Northern Ireland before 2000 were questioned in connection with a possible breach of the...

      Prisoners Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many prisoners sentenced in Northern Ireland have been transferred to prisons in (a) England and Wales, (b) Scotland and (c) the Republic...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average daily cost is of housing an adult prisoner in Northern Ireland; and whether he plans to seek to reduce that cost.

      Proof of Identity: Fingerprints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions suspects have been arrested in Northern Ireland on the basis of mistaken identity and released after fingerprinting in the...

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what estimate he has made of the number of illegal brothels in operation in each local authority area in Northern Ireland.

      Prostitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of trends in the level of the illegal vice trade in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people with previous convictions for murder received after their release a further conviction for either manslaughter or murder.

      Special Purchase of Evacuated Dwellings Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy to transfer the operation of the Special Purchase of Evacuated Dwellings scheme to his Department prior to a...

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many Police Service of Northern Ireland speed camera operations were carried out in each district command unit area in each of the last 12...

      Theft: Metals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many incidences of theft of metals were recorded in each Police Service of Northern Ireland district command unit area in each of the last...

      Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) males and (b) females are serving sentences in the Juvenile Justice Centre in Northern Ireland; and how many of those young...

      Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) males and (b) females are detained in the Juvenile Justice Centre in Northern Ireland on remand awaiting trial.

      Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) males and (b) females are detained in the Juvenile Justice Centre in Northern Ireland.

      Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent assessment is of the level of drug (a) use and (b) addiction in (i) prisons and (ii) the Juvenile Justice Centre in...

      Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average daily cost is of housing a young offender in the Juvenile Justice Centre in Northern Ireland; and whether he plans to seek to...

      Woodlands Juvenile Justice Centre: Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) escapes and (b) attempted escapes there have been from the Juvenile Justice Centre in Northern Ireland in each of the last three...

  • Home Department

    • 101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been (a) spent and (b) allocated for projects relating to the national non-emergency three-digit telephone number in each of...

    • 101 Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent members of staff in (a) his Department and (b) its associated public bodies are working on projects relating...

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the minutes of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs meeting from November 2008 are not available

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when a new chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs will be appointed; and if he will make a statement.

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will in future publish a Government response to each recommendation from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what factors he takes into consideration when taking decisions on recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is a code of practice for members of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons he rejected the recommendation of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs that cannabis should remain a class C drug.

      Alcoholic Drinks: Designated Public Places Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on implementing designated public places orders that cover an entire local...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1518W, on animal...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2009, Official Report, columns 1484-86W, on crime: statistics, what the breakdown by category of...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders have been issued in (a) Doncaster, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England since their introduction.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which local authority area the most (a) anti-social behaviour orders and (b) parenting orders have been issued since their introduction;...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders: Bedfordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people aged between 16 and 18 have (a) been given and (b) breached an anti-social behaviour order in Mid Bedfordshire constituency...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time for processing (a) asylum applications and (b) applications for leave to remain was in the latest period for which...

      Asylum: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals there are in the UK who have appealed to the Immigration Appeals Tribunal against a request to grant them refugee status...

      Asylum: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 September 2009, Official Report, column 1871W, on asylum: families, what assessment has been made of the reasons...

      Asylum: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many unsuccessful asylum seekers have (a) been granted a right to remain in the UK, (b) been deported to Iraq and (c) been taken into...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what data are collected by the UK Border Agency in respect of international rail travellers entering the UK; and what such data will be...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of exits from the UK recorded by the e-borders scheme in 2009; and what target percentages have...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for British citizenship have successfully completed (a) the Life in the UK test and (b) an English for speakers of other...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for UK citizenship were found to have submitted fraudulent certificates of (a) a pass in the Life in the UK test and...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many colleges which provided (a) the Life in the UK test and (b) the English for speakers of other languages course have been removed...

      Burglary: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders received a police caution for residential burglary in each of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary basic command units in each...

      Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what grants his Department made to charitable organisations in each of the last five years.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on Christmas (i) cards, (ii) parties and (iii) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of closed circuit television cameras monitoring public space in the UK.

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department has taken to seek to achieve reductions in levels of (a) burglary, (b) vehicle crime and (c) violent crime since...

      Crime: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will take steps to collect data on the annual cost of crime to small businesses; and if he will make a statement.

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the recorded violent crime rate per 1,000 of the population was in each police force area in each year since 1998-99.

      Crimes of Violence: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders received a police caution for grievous bodily harm in each of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary basic command units in each...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of unauthorised access to computer material with intent to commit or facilitate commission of further offences have been...

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of unauthorised access to computer material have been recorded in the last five years; and how many convictions have resulted.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many offences of unauthorised modification of computer material have been recorded in the last four years; and how many convictions...

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each year for which...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) start date, (b) original planned completion date, (c) current expected completion date, (d) planned cost and (e) current...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which organisations his Department has had exclusivity agreements for information technology (a) hardware and (b) software in each of...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of his Department's presenting officers were appointed (a) in 2007, (b) in 2008 and (c) between 1 January and 31 October 2009.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department and its agencies in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which providers (a) his Department and (b) its agencies had a contract to provide postal services in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii)...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there has been any nugatory cost to his Department and its agencies on procurement under tender because the tender process had been...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department are published.

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) average time to answer a call, (b) average waiting time for members of the public during a call, (c) percentage of calls...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the level of failure demand in call centres run by (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies.

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Hertsmere (Mr. Clappison) of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 527-28W, on deportation,...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of immigration removals were made successfully at the (a) first and (b) second attempt in each of the last five years.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of crimes detected on the basis of a DNA profile of a person who had no previous convictions which...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals for the reform of the National DNA Database in light of the recent ruling of the European Court of Human...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what progress is being made in international efforts to combat the trade in illegal drugs; and if he will make a statement.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) on what date he first discussed with Professor David Nutt his concerns about Professor Nutt's public statements on the Government's...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visas have been rescinded on the grounds that a spouse signed under duress or threat of violence; and what steps his Department...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to reduce the backlog in processing visa applications.

      Entry Clearances: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visa applications were received by the visa application centre in Beijing between January and September 2009; and how many...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students have switched from a Tier 4 visa to a Tier 2 visa since 2008.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals were lodged against refusal of visas for Pakistani nationals to visit the UK in each of the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department took in response to the report of visa handling in Pakistan written by senior immigration officer Chris Taylor in 2006.

      Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fixed penalty fines (a) have been issued and (b) remain outstanding or not paid in (i) Ribble Valley parliamentary constituency,...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with (a) ministerial colleagues, (b) local authorities and (c) others on forced marriages.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has allocated to tackling forced marriages in 2009-10.

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of forced marriages.

      Hizb ut-Tahrir

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the proscription of Hizb ut-Tahrir; and if he will make a statement.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested and charged with human trafficking offences were prosecuted in each of the last five years; how many of those cases...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in respect of how many individuals of each nationality (a) reasonable and (b) conclusive grounds for having been trafficked have been...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether identity cards produced for issue to foreign nationals have been found to contain defective chips (a) before and (b) after issue.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for identity cards are expected to be received from British and Irish citizens in each of the next 12 months.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether British citizens will be able to apply for an identity card online.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 184W, on identity cards, what action has been taken to inform employees...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 184W, on identity cards, on which date identity cards will be extended to...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 184W, on identity cards, how many applications have been received from...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the first annual report by the National Identity Scheme Commissioner is expected to be published.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who are not required to have a compulsory identity card have applied for a voluntary national identity card.

      Illegal Immigrants: France

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the French authorities on closure of illegal camps near Calais.

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce the incidence of offences of domestic violence against women with insecure immigration status.

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress his Department has made on the review of conditional funding for non-UK national victims of domestic violence.

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average number of women of insecure immigration status who are victims of domestic violence each year.

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to assist women of insecure immigration status who are victims of domestic violence while their immigration...

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications there were under the Domestic Violence Rule in (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008; and what percentage of those...

      Immigrants: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average it took to process applications made under the Domestic Violence Rule in 2008.

      Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the effect on domestic workers requiring a visa of the cost of visa renewal.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many organisations have had their sponsorship licences revoked by the UK Border Agency.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls the UK Border Agency card verification service has received in each of the last 12 months; and how many such calls resulted in...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many documents of each type submitted by applicants for a sponsor licence had been reported as lost on the latest date for which figures...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many sponsors under the points-based immigration system have been downgraded from an A to B rating in each of the last 36 months.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times level (a) 1 and (b) 2 users of sponsorship management systems have been found to have disclosed their system access details...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many security breaches of the UK Border Agency sponsorship management system there have been; and what the cause was of each such...

      Immigration Controls: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ministers of religion of each (a) nationality and (b) country of birth have (i) applied for and (ii) been granted permits under...

      Immigration Controls: Ministers of Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dependants of ministers of religion of each (a) nationality and (b) country of birth have (i) applied for and (ii) been granted...

      Immigration: Pakistan and Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from how many people from (a) Pakistan and (b) Afghanistan a visa for entry to the UK has been withdrawn (i) because the visa application...

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what key performance indicators have been established for the Independent Safeguarding Authority.

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of applications the Independent Safeguarding Authority will process in its first 12 months.

      Interpreters: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the police have spent in (a) England and Wales and (b) Essex on interpreters for (i) suspects, (ii) charged individuals and (iii)...

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for licences by a person who had previously held a licence were refused in each of the last three years because he or...

      Members: Correspondence

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

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Borders and Immigration expects to reply to the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire's letter concerning Mr. Peter...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 24 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 3 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr Ejaz...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 29 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood of 28 September 2009 on the case of Tuet Chun...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Borders and Immigration will respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Canterbury of 20 May and 21 July 2009 on...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister for Borders and Immigration will respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Canterbury of 15 June and 1 September 2009...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Minister of State plans to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 9 October 2009, on children in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 30 September from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Shafiq Ahmed.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 October from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss Prisia Joy Kalua.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 29 September from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Frederick Opoku.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Answer to Lord Stoddart of 14 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 26-27WA, on the National Identity...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to Lord Stoddart of 14 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 26-27WA, on the National Identity...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals are recorded on the National Identity Register.

      National Public Order Intelligence Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what definition of extremist is used in respect of compiling data on the National Public Order Intelligence Unit (NPOIU); what forms of...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place for the sharing of information on online images of child abuse with (a) EU and (b) non-EU countries.

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Crown Prosecution Service on the number of prosecutions for offences of viewing online images of...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) guidance and (b) training has been provided to the police on the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much and what proportion of his Department's budget has been allocated to tackling child abuse and the viewing of images of child abuse...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further research he plans to undertake on the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and child abuse.

      Offensive Weapons: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded crimes involving knives there were in the Milton Keynes area in each of the last five years.

      Parenting Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many parenting orders have been issued in (a) Doncaster, (b) South Yorkshire and (c) England since their introduction; (2) if...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to designate passports under the Identity Cards Act 2006.

      Police: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the levels of administrative burden upon police forces.

      Police: East Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were per head of population in each police force area in the East Midlands in (a) 1997 and (b) the most...

      Police: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on the development of the website maps.police.uk; what the budget for the website is for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11;...

      Police: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on policing in Norfolk in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.

      Police: Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in Norfolk constabulary in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Police: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police and (b) police community support officers there were in North Yorkshire in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009.

      Public Order Offences: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any hon. Members have details about them recorded on the National Public Order Intelligence Unit database.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the level of risk to public safety posed by (a) violent extremism, (b) extremism perpetrated in the...

      Shoplifting: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) subsequent convictions for offences of shoplifting there have been in each of the last five years.

      Shoplifting: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders received a police caution for shoplifting in each of the Cambridgeshire Constabulary basic command units in each year...

      Shotgun Passes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many British visitor's (a) firearms and (b) shotgun passes were issued in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Scotland in each of the last...

      Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's policy is on call charge rates for hon. Members for use of a telephone hotline on behalf of their constituents; and if...

      Terrorism: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK-based websites have been closed down under the provisions of section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006 because they contained extremist...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of UK Border Agency staff have financial objectives as part of their performance management reviews; and if he will make a...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency projects do not have (a)a signed-off business case and (b) an end date; and what the total budget is of such projects.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which 50 parliamentary constituencies the UK Border Agency received the highest number of enquiries regarding migration cases that are...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many raids were conducted in each region by UK Border Agency officials in 2008.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff left (a) the UK Border Agency in 2008 and (b) its predecessors in each of the four preceeding years through (i) resignation,...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of the UK Border Agency moved jobs within the agency in 2008.

      UK Border Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what projects have been carried out by consultants for the UK Border Agency in the last 12 months.

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts over the value of £5 million have been let by the UK Border Agency; and for what programmes each such contract was let.

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what contracts for (a) services outsourced by the UK Border Agency and (b) and UK Border Agency IT systems valued at over £250,000 per...

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what UK Border Agency services for (a) IT, (b) human resources, (c) communications, (d) building and (e) finance and payroll services...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff there were at each grade in the UK Border Agency on the latest date for which figures are available.

      UK Border Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many telephone calls the UK Border Agency helpline has received in the last 12 months.

      UK Border Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what periods of time the UK Border Agency helpline has been out of order in the last 12 months; and what the estimate is of the number of...

      Vetting: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people under the age of 18 years have been the subject of a Criminal Records Bureau check in each year since 2002.

      Warehouse Parties: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal raves have taken place in the Milton Keynes local authority area in each of the last five years; and how many (a) crimes...

      Wriiten Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question 295742, on stolen vehicles, tabled on 21 October 2009.

      Wriiten Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to respond to Question 295744, on tracking devices, tabled on 21 October 2009 for answer on 26 October.

      Wriiten Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question 295745, on car parking, tabled on 21 October 2009.

      Young Offenders: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 18 years have been arrested for alcohol-related acts of disorder or violence in each of the last five years.

      Young Offenders: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of each category were committed by young people aged (a) under 16 and (b) between 16 and 18 years in the Milton Keynes...

      Young Offenders: Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were subject to indefinite notification requirements for sexual offences committed when they were under the age of 18 years...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what involvement there has been of parents of children with disabilities or special educational needs in reviewing the criteria...

    • Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will consider using independent disability experts to review and monitor current and future Building Schools for the Future...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with Partnership for Schools on the effectiveness of his Department's guidance for adaptations for...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with disability groups nationally on their input to school design and access issues under the Building...

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many school new build proposals under the Building Schools for the Future programme have been subject to revision to take...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have received no funding under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Child Protection Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children who were the subject of legal proceedings were the subject of child protection orders on the latest date for...

      Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what directives have been given to staff of the London areas of the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service on...

      Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated to the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service in each of the last three...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in each of the last five years have been taken into alternative care as a result of an assessment of the level...

      Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the likely effect on expenditure of local authorities in England of any increase in the number of...

      Children in Care: Remand in Custody

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

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many households in North East Milton Keynes constituency a child under the age of 18 fulfils the role of a carer for a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained nurseries have closed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) children's centres and (b) Sure Start centres have closed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of registered childminders were (a) male and (b) female in each local authority area in the South...

      Children: Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many kinship care foster placements broke down in each local authority in England in the last 12 month period for which...

      Children: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on whether funding allocated to his Department is to be allocated...

      Children: Learning Disabilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children resident in (a) England, (b) Teesside and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency have been...

      Children: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress his Department is making in the implementation in the UK of the European telephone number for missing children; and...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the contribution of the Minister for Children of 23 June 2009, Official Report, columns 214-17WH, on...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the Answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 107W, on children: protection, on what ground each of the 34...

      Children: Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding was allocated to schools in the current academic year for children with special needs in (a) Mid Bedfordshire...

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on Christmas (a) cards, (b) parties and (c) decorations in the last 12 months.

      Coram

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the concurrent planning scheme developed by Coram; and if he will make a statement.

      Data: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department and (b) schools of collecting and providing data collected centrally...

      Day Care: Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what information his Department holds on the number of companies in the Slough parliamentary constituency which provide childcare...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many flights within Great Britain officials of his Department took in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse.

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      Departmental Annual Reports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to Annex A of his Department's Annual Report 2009, pages 214-15, which programmes and allocations have been...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in (a) September and (b) October 2009.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department's information assurance procedures have been subject to an independent audit.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many staff in his Department and its predecessor were employed on the management of freedom of information requests submitted...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many officials were employed by his Department in each month since July 2007.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in 2008-09.

      Departmental Postal Services

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

      Departmental Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with which providers his Department had a contract to provide postal services in (a) 2007, (b) 2008, (c) between 1 January 2009...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which Minister in his Department has been assigned responsibility for overseeing the delivery of value for money in his...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 10 September 2009, Official Report, columns 1937-38W, on schools: finance, which individual programmes...

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of the statistical datasets collected by his Department is published.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) car hire, (b) train travel, (c) hotels and (d) restaurant meals for...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by (i) car, (ii) rail and (iii)...

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will review the terms of the education maintenance allowance to take into account the circumstances of households with...

      Education: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many hours of education (a) juvenile and (b) young female offenders received on average per week in the most recent period...

      Education: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what targets his Department has set for the educational (a) provision and (b) performance of young offender institutions; and...

      Educational Visits: Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assistance his Department provides to the children of low-income families to enable them to participate in (a) school trips...

      Faith Schools: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether faith schools will be able to choose study materials to enable them to teach the new personal, social, health and economic...

      Faith Schools: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what all-Muslim girls boarding schools there are in England; and how many pupils each has; (2) how many (a) boys and (b)...

      Family Courts: Guardians

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 945W, on family courts: guardians, how many cases the Children...

      Former Ministers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been paid by his Department and its predecessors to former Ministers as compensation for loss of office in each year...

      Free School Meals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost was of free school meals in (a) all schools and (b) school sixth forms in the last year for which figures are...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people have taken a 14 to 19 diploma course in each subject in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) local...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) maintained schools, (b) independent schools and (c) comprehensive schools achieved three or more A...

      GCE A-Level: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved three or more A grades at A-Level in 2009.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils did not gain one or more GCSEs excluding equivalents at grade (a) C, (b) D, (c) E...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in receipt of free school meals achieved seven GCSEs, including physics, biology, chemistry, mathematics, English,...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils eligible for free school meals were not entered for a history GCSE in 2009; (2) how many pupils eligible...

      GCSE: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of comprehensive schools did not enter any students for a physics, chemistry or biology GCSE in the...

      Gifted Children: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in North East Milton Keynes constituency have participated in gifted and talented programmes in each...

      Green Job Placements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many green job placements his Department expects will have been created by (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013, (e)...

      Guardianships: Self-Employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans the Children and Family Court Advisory Support Service has for self-employed guardians in the period to March 2010.

      Home Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding he has allocated to local authorities to support home educators following the recommendations of the Badman review of...

      Hotels: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on hotel bills in 2008-09.

      Integrated Children's System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will amend the Integrated Children's System to enable a pre-birth plan to be changed after birth.

      Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the budget of the Joint Advisory Committee for Qualifications Approval is in 2009-10.

      Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department (a) spent on advertising in 2006-07 and (b) had so spent in 2009-10 on the latest date for which figures...

      Mental Health Schools Programme: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools in the Milton Keynes area are operating the Target Mental Health Schools programme; and whether there are plans to...

      Parents: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been living in a household with neither parent in employment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South...

      Physical Education: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated for the encouragement of physical exercise in schools in (a)...

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attended more than three primary schools in the last 12 month period for which figures are available.

      Primary Education: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Peterborough constituency and (b) Cambridgeshire have participated in the Primary Capital Programme in 2009.

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils of primary school age in maintained schools are in classes of (a) fewer than 20, (b)...

      Primary Education: Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of primary school children received free school meals in North Yorkshire in 2008-09.

      Primary Education: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received on proposed primary school closures in West Lancashire.

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were permanently excluded for each reason for exclusion from maintained primary schools, excluding special schools...

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupil referral units in each local authority area have closed in each year since 2004 having had (a) no inspections and...

      Pupils: Absenteeism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in each Bassetlaw secondary school had an unauthorised absence in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Pupils: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidelines his Department provides for teachers who suspect abuse or maltreatment of a pupil.

      Pupils: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the cost to parents of having a child at state school.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per student funding was in comprehensive secondary schools of (a) fewer than 100, (b) 100 to 199, (c) 200 to...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost has been of relocation of the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Authority from London to Coventry; how much...

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what targets he has set for the uptake of school meals in primary and secondary schools; what progress has been made in reaching...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were being educated in schools of more than (a) 400, (b) 500, (c) 600 and (d) 700 pupils in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.

      Schools: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals for a national programme for schools counselling in England.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons special schools classified as outstanding by Ofsted are subject to inspection every three years; and if he will...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many national challenge schools there are in each local education authority; what proportion of all schools that figure...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which schools inspected since September 2009 were rated as inadequate; and if he will make a statement; (2) which schools...

      Schools: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assistance his Department provides to low-income families for the purchase of school uniforms.

      Secondary Education: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families who is responsible for the implementation in Gloucestershire of the recommendations made in the report of the Badman review of...

      Sixth Form Colleges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether a college not established as a sixth form college under Schedule 8 of the Apprenticeships, Skills, Children and Learning...

      Social Services: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he has taken in response to the Ofsted July Joint Area Review of Haringey Council's Children's Services; and if he will...

      Social Services: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what conditions have been imposed by his Department on spending of the funding provided in 2009-10 to the London Borough of...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on involving (a) parents, (b) children and (c) disability groups in design criteria for schools which will...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools for children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c)...

      Special Educational Needs: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will commission an inspection of the school for children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties located on...

      Special Educational Needs: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the proportion of young offenders who have special educational needs; and what provision is available...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many people are enrolled on a diploma course in each subject; (2) what proportion of pupils enrolled on a diploma...

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools are not part of a consortium which offers diploma courses; and if he will make a statement.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many independent schools are part of a consortium to offer diploma courses; and if he will make a statement.

      Specialised Diplomas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people are enrolled on a diploma course in each subject in (a) Barnsley and (b) South Yorkshire.

      Specialist Schools: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what specialist schools have been established in north east Lincolnshire since 1997.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department has spent on the in Chorley constituency since the introduction of the programme; (2) what his most...

      Sure Start Programme: Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) Sure Start centres and (b) children's centres have been opened in north east Lincolnshire since 1997; and what...

      Sure Start Programme: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to extend the Sure Start programme in (a) Chorley constituency and (b) Lancashire.

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) chemistry, (b) biology and (c) physics initial teacher training entrants were recruited by the Training and...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in maintained schools in North East Lincolnshire (i) in 1997...

      Teachers: Ex-Servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many ex-servicemen have entered the teaching profession as a result of his Department's Transition to Teaching...

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many mainstream maintained (a) secondary and (b) primary schools have no male teachers.

      Teachers: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in maintained schools in each local education authority area in...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps are taken by (a) his Department and (b) local education authorities to ensure the suitability of teacher training...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many initial teacher training providers for (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers were graded at C or below in their...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many initial teacher training providers had been graded at C or below at their most recent inspection prior to (a) 1997, (b)...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many agreements with initial teacher training providers (a) the Training and Development Agency for Schools and its...

      Young People: Connexions Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of 13 to 19-year-olds who were (a) not in employment, education or training and (b) in employment, education or...

      Young People: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 16 year-olds are (a) employed and (b) non-employed apprentices on (i) Level 2 frameworks and (ii) Level 3...

      Young People: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of 17 year olds are (a) employed and (b) non-employed apprentices on (i) Level 2 frameworks and (ii) Level 3...

      Youth Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the expenditure per head of the 14 to 19 year old population was on youth services in each London borough in (a) 1997 and...

  • House of Lords

    • Access to Work Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have completed their review of their guidance to the access to work scheme for disabled councillors.

    • Afghanistan: Casualties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the non-battlefield casualty rates amongst Her Majesty's armed forces serving in Afghanistan compared with those for similar units serving in the United...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will research the health and financial consequences of awarding benefits to those with long-term excess alcohol consumption.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the income to HM Revenue and Customs from duty on alcohol in (a) 2005 to 2009, and (b) 1995 to 1999.

      Alcohol and Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the overall benefit to the community of reclassifying cannabis as a class B drug; on what evidence their judgment was based; to what...

      Armed Forces: A400M

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the expected in-service date of the A400M.

      Armed Forces: Fatalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which conflicts since the end of the First World War there have been British military fatalities; how many British fatalities occurred in each; and whether they...

      Armed Forces: Fatalities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Commonwealth War Graves Commission to memorialise those members of the British Armed Forces who died in conflicts since the end of the...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to maintaining Apache helicopters beyond their planned out-of-service date of 2030.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Merlin helicopters will be in service.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the delay in the upgrade to the Puma helicopter.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what factors they are taking into account in deciding between upgrading the Sea King helicopter and purchasing more Chinooks.

      Armed Forces: Medical Treatment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many service personnel have been (a) hospitalised in each of the past five years, (b) off duty for 12 months or more, and (c) medically discharged due to...

      Armed Forces: Nimrod

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the in-service date for the Nimrod MRA4.

      Armed Forces: Royal Gibraltar Regiment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Royal Gibraltar Regiment served in Afghanistan; and whether there is presently any problem in deploying the regiment to Afghanistan.

      Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many service men and women there were in (a) the Royal Air Force, (b) the army, and (c) the Royal Navy, in 1997; and how many are in each service currently. To...

      Armed Forces: Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Type 45 Destroyer will be built in the next five years; and how many such Destroyers will be built.

      Armed Forces: Typhoon

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to retrofitting RAF Typhoons with thrust vectoring nozzles.

      Armed Forces: War Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many arrears payments have been made by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency to dependants of war pensions who were over the age of retirement, in receipt...

      Armed Forces: Wounded Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is made for care and support for armed service personnel injured and incapacitated on duty; and how the adequacy of such provision is monitored and...

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 3 November (WA 33), whether the "value for money" criteria for Ascension Island's taxation levels...

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 3 November (WA 33), whether, if the HM Revenue and Customs study leads to a significant reduction in...

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 3 November (WA 33), whether other main employers on Ascension Island, particularly the former...

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 3 November (WA 33), whether the Ascension Island taxation dispute has been discussed with...

      Ascension Island

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 3 November (WA 33), when they expect the taxation dispute with Ascension Island to be resolved.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the UK Border Agency's asylum process instruction about storage and retention of DNA and isotope data of asylum seekers.

      Aviation: Air Passenger Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider abolishing air passenger duty, or deferring the introduction of the new rates, if evidence shows that the duty has led to a decline in...

      Azad Ali

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which departments and non-departmental public bodies are advised by Mr Azad Ali, President of the Civil Service Islamic Society, either individually or as part of...

      Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of the separation of investment and retail banking in the Glass-Steagall Act 1933 of the United States before such...

      Banking: Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how requiring the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) to divest itself of Churchill and Direct Line insurance companies will (a) improve...

      Biometric Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in S. and Marper v. the United Kingdom has been implemented in relation to the functions of the UK...

      Cabinet Office: Strategy Committee

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the then Parliamentary Secretary at the Cabinet Office, Kevin Brennan, on 15 May (HC Deb, col. 1054W), what is the name of the...

      Care Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many named guardians have been appointed by the courts in each of the past 10 years to represent children and their interests in care and related proceedings.

      Care Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many complaints have been made by children in each of the past 10 years in respect of named guardians appointed by the courts to represent their interests in...

      Care Services: Children

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to strengthen the safeguards for children involved in care and related proceedings.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will commission research to examine whether the recent reduction in applications to the Child Support Agency (CSA) is caused by poorer parents with...

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to publish the latest Child Support Agency figures on outstanding child maintenance debt owed to parents with care.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of parents with care who are owed money are receiving maintenance through the Child Support Agency or private arrangements.

      Children Act 1989

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there has been any recent consultation on amending section 41 of the Children Act 1989; if so, which organisations were consulted; according to what...

      Control Orders

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent since April 2007 on payments towards the cost of living of individuals subject to control orders.

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that the "pursue" and "prevent" strands of their counterterrorist strategy stay separate in order not to collect unnecessarily data and personal...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to recent comments by the Quilliam Foundation, which receives funding from the Office for Security and Counter-Terrorism, on collecting data...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding has been made available for Counter-Terrorism and Extremism Liaison Officers for the Gulf states in each year since 2001; and which department...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which local authorities received or are scheduled to receive money under the Prevent strand of the Government's counter-terrorism strategy in (a) 2007, (b) 2008,...

      Courts: Family Cases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how, in allowing the media access to the written evidence and substance of cases in the family courts, they have sought to protect other children in families with...

      Courts: Family Cases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether children involved in care and related proceedings will be informed that discussions they have with child care professionals such as doctors and social...

      Crime: Religiously Aggravated Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of religiously aggravated crime against (a) Christians, (b) Jews, (c) Muslims, (d) Sikhs, (e) Buddhists, (f) Hindus, and (g) persons of no religious...

      Crime: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the levels of early-hours crime and street violence in England and Wales in each year since November 2005; and what were the figures in 1995 to 1999...

      Department for Communities and Local Government: Meeting with MPs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Members of Parliament attended the meeting on 7 July between the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Mr John Denham, and MPs who have...

      Disabled People: Leonard Cheshire Report

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to Leonard Cheshire Disability's Review 2009; what response they are making to the charity; and what action they will be taking...

      Drugs: Cannabis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the current scientific evidence upon which the classification of cannabis as a class B drug is based.

      Dublin: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the annual cost of running the British embassy in Dublin in each of the past five years.

      Dublin: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what function the British embassy in Ireland has in monitoring social changes in that country; and how the embassy monitors human rights in Ireland.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House details of the evidence which led Mr Graham Badman to say that 22 per cent of young people who were...

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 191,000 regular military personnel are registered to vote. To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of military personnel registered to vote...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 4 November (WA 59—60) regarding the extension of the research project entitled Improving the efficiency of...

      EU: Article 308

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how many occasions the European Union has used Article 308 of the treaty establishing the European Community to enact legislation since 1996.

      EU: Council President

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the addresses and the rateable values, according to (a) the 2005 rating list as amended, and (b) the draft 2010 rating list, of each individual...

      Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider developing a single fund to counter all forms of extremism.

      Finance: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect the global economic recession has had on (a) International Monetary Fund lending to the poorest and least developed countries, and (b) the volume of...

      Forensic Science Service Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they plan to close the Forensic Science Service in Chorley; and what proposals they have for the services it offers to be provided for elsewhere in the north-west.

      Formby Beach: Prehistoric Footprints

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to preserve the prehistoric animal footprints on Formby beach in Sefton Metropolitan Borough; and what grants are available for that...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they, the European Union and United Nations agencies have made to the Government of Israel about persons under 18 arrested in the West Bank...

      Great Scotland Yard

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 27 October (WA 128), for how long 3-5 Great Scotland Yard has been unoccupied; what was the cost of maintaining and...

      Health: Brain Tumours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they propose to meet the challenges associated with the diagnosis and treatment of brain tumours, in the light of the initiatives provided by...

      Heritage Maintenance Funds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many heritage maintenance funds have been approved by HM Treasury. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent estimate of the total value of...

      Higher Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take to enhance the principle of a "community of scholars" in considering the future of higher education.

      Higher Education: Accreditation Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when Kings College of Management in Manchester and Queens College International, formerly Yorkshire College Manchester, were accredited; by which accreditation...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Statement by Lord Mandelson on 3 November on higher education, to what extent the increase in university applications is due to applications from...

      Higher Education: Radicalism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Higher Education and Intellectual Property, David Lammy, on 15 July (HC Deb, col. 507W), which higher education...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, in considering the future of higher education, to recognise the effect of the relationship between research and teaching in a...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, in considering the future of higher education, to support research in the social sciences and humanities in the context of the...

      Higher Education: Research

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they will take, in considering the future of higher education, to ensure that original research is suitably recognised and funded in the context of the...

      HMS "Caroline"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a decision has been taken about the future of the naval training ship HMS Caroline in Belfast; and, if not, when the decision will be made.

      HMS "Illustrious"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the costs of HMS Illustrious visiting Merseyside in October; and who met those costs.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government by what human rights standards they gauge a country in order to have full diplomatic relations with it; and how those standards are monitored.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 16 June (WA 200—1) stating that it is not possible to identify which category of leave-to-remain...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in each year since 2001, against how many individuals the Home Secretary and his predecessors have begun deportation proceedings on the ground of national...

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether staff at immigration detention centres who are in contact with children are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau before they are employed; and, if not,...

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken at immigration detention centres to implement the recommendations of HM Chief Inspector of Prisons and of the Children's Commissioner...

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what impact the closure of the asylum camp in Calais has had on the number of attempts to enter the United Kingdom illegally through ports in Kent.

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the role and expectations of the Joint Intelligence Unit formed with the French authorities to counter unauthorised entry from France to the United Kingdom.

      Immigration: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how those with leave to enter the United Kingdom who enter through the Northern Ireland land frontier with the Republic of Ireland can get their passports stamped...

      Immigration: Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 21 July (WA 301-02), whether the Minister's officials have come to a conclusion as to whether changes to...

      Legal Services Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the penalties available to the Legal Services Commission against solicitors who wrongly claim higher payments for legal aid than they are entitled to, or...

      Libya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the request for compensation from the Government of Libya by relatives and dependants of those killed or injured by arms and...

      Ministry of Defence: Headquarters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was their original estimate of the cost of reconstructing the headquarters of the Ministry of Defence; how much has so far been spent on the project; and what...

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether foreign intelligence agencies and agents have access to the United Kingdom's DNA and fingerprint databases and other private or sensitive information they...

      NATO: Baltic States

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to raise with NATO the organisation's lack of contingency plans to safeguard the territory of its Baltic member states.

      NATO: Defence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the collective defence of the European territory of NATO member states is a priority of that organisation.

      Nepal

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage the Government of Nepal to honour its obligations under international human rights treaties by guaranteeing freedom of religion and...

      Non-Domestic Rating Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 14 October (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 295) on the Non-Domestic Rating Regulations 2009, whether...

      Northern Ireland Office: Business Cards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what savings have been made by the Northern Ireland Office since 2004 by reducing the use of printed business cards.

      Northern Ireland Office: Efficiency Initiatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the corporate file plan to manage parliamentary Questions in the list of efficiency initiatives identified by the Northern Ireland Office as part of the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many posts there are in the Northern Ireland Office Political Directorate; whether the number of posts has reduced in recent years; if so, by how much; and...

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the objectives of the Northern Ireland Office's Political Directorate; and why it has been absorbed into the British-Irish Intergovernmental Secretariat.

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 2 November (WA 19) concerning the cost of taxis used by the Northern Ireland Office, why the cost...

      Northern Ireland: Atlantic Philanthropies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks they carried out on Atlantic Philanthropies before that organisation was allowed to provide funding to public bodies.

      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) concerning the supply of funding by the Atlantic Philanthropies to the Northern...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many appraisals of the chief commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have been presented to the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all correspondence they had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in the first two weeks of...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of uprating the basic state pension on the basis of average earnings in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012 and (d) 2015.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the pension arrangements of the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission; and what is the annual cost of funding those arrangements.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support services are in place for victims of child trafficking.

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase educational provision for victims of child trafficking.

      Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place for when Royal Navy vessels interdict pirate craft in international waters.

      Prisons: Extremism Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Prison Service's Extremism Unit was formed; what funding it has received in each year since it was formed; and which department has provided that funding....

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 27 October (WA 141), whether the Prime Minister was informed of the fact that the Cabinet Office did not...

      Questions for Written Answer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 28 October (WA 162), since when Questions for Written Answer on the Public Prosecution Service for...

      Racism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether discussions have been held with the chair of the Ethnic Minority Advisory Group about tackling racism in the workplace; and whether advice given by the...

      RAF: Official Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what occasions the Prime Minister has visited a Royal Air Force base to honour those killed in Iraq or Afghanistan.

      Rates: Non-Domestic Valuations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at Communities and Local Government, John Healey, on 19 January (Official Report, House of Commons, cols....

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, Rosie Winterton, on 12 October (Official Report,...

      Regional Development Agencies: North West

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when funds will be released by the North West Regional Development Agency for the proposed new culture centre in Southport.

      Royal British Legion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to the call in the Royal British Legion's general election manifesto for the provision of independent legal advice at inquests...

      Royal Prerogative

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why their Final Report on the Review of the Executive Royal Prerogative Powers does not propose placing all executive prerogative powers identified in the report...

      Russia and Belarus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of the military exercises held in western Russia and Belarus during October.

      Russia: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs has recently had with the Government of Russia on human rights, the situation in...

      Schools: Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 3 November (HL6066), what steps they take to ensure that inspections undertaken by the School...

      St Andrews Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 26 October (WA 110) concerning the St Andrews Agreement, what issues relating to human rights and...

      St Helena: Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last held discussions with Impregilo over the proposed airport for St Helena; and whether, following publication of the results of the consultation over...

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the main obstacles to development assistance in southern Sudan through (a) local government organisations, (b) the United...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been stopped under Schedule 7 (Port and Border Controls) to the Terrorism Act 2000; how many have been detained; how many arrested; and how...

      Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the ethnicity and religious backgrounds of persons stopped, detained and arrested since 2001 under the Terrorism Act 2000.

      Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have been stopped, detained or arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 in the past five years.

      Terrorism Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they retain the DNA and fingerprints of those detained under the Terrorism Act 2000; and, if so, for how much longer they will continue to do so.

      Treaties of Rome

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which policy areas are not covered by the Treaties of Rome, as amended.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what particular help they will provide to areas such as the West Midlands, Yorkshire, Humberside and Scotland where the biggest rises in joblessness have been...

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will respond to the National Young Volunteers Service's proposed programme of community service to tackle the effects of mass unemployment among young people.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the implications for unemployment if the fiscal stimulus is not maintained in the foreseeable future.

      Vehicles: Clamping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any documents issued by the Security Industry Authority indicate that it is permitted for a licensed clamper to place a clamp on a vehicle displaying a...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to which companies they have contracted out visa work in Pakistan and India; and what annual payments are made to those companies.

      Young Offenders: Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) male prisoners, and (b) female prisoners, were transferred between young offender institutions in the 12 months to September.

      Young Offenders: Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will monitor the impact on education of young offenders being transferred to another institution; if so, how they will monitor it; and how and when...

      Young People: Custody

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

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