Written answers

Monday, 30 November 2009

  • Public Accounts Commission

    • National Audit Office

      To ask the Chairman of the Public Accounts Commission for how many days a month the non-executive directors of the National Audit Office are expected to work in return for their annual remuneration.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what the total value is of Olympic contracts awarded to (a) UK-registered and (b) other firms to date.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Contracts

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics (1) how many Olympic (a) contracts and (b) construction contracts have been awarded to firms based in (a) Wales, (b) Scotland, (c) Northern Ireland, (d)...

      Olympic Games 2012: River Thames

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what estimate has been made of the (a) compensation and (b) other costs associated with the closure of the River Thames for the duration of the rowing...

  • Prime Minister

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Prime Minister whether he plans to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen; and how many officials from No. 10 Downing Street plan to attend.

    • Community Hero Receptions

      To ask the Prime Minister which hon. Members have been invited to attend Community Hero receptions in 10 Downing Street.

      Members: Surveillance

      To ask the Prime Minister if it is his policy that the terms of the Wilson Doctrine in respect of the (a) telephone tapping, (b) other interception of communications and (c) electronic...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.

    • Departmental Equal Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what mechanisms there are to ensure his Department complies with equal pay legislation.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors his Department's website received in 2008-09.

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online- only applications; and what provision his Department...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time;...

      Weapons: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with (a) loyalist groups and (b) the Irish Government on decommissioning of arms; and if he will make a...

  • Treasury

    • Angad Paul

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what meetings (a) he, (b) other Ministers and (c) officials in his Department have had with Angad Paul in each of the last three years.

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the provision of (a) mortgages and (b) other loans by UK banks to existing borrowers who have not defaulted on their mortgages; and...

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward legislative proposals to make the appointment of directors of banks the responsibility of bank employees, borrowers or depositors.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the average time taken to transfer payments from child care vouchers to child care providers in the latest period...

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) scientific advisers and (b) civil servants in scientific posts there are in his Department.

      Departmental Statistics

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanisms are in place for the valuation of non-market impacts; and if he will make it his policy to collect data on happiness levels in respect of...

      Dunfermline Building Society: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been paid from the public purse to (a) consultants, (b) accountants, (c) legal advisers and (d) other financial advisers for work connected...

      Financial Services: Education

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which bodies the Government have asked to perform functions on behalf of the consumer financial education body to be established by the Financial Services Bill.

      Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the hon. Member for Stroud's correspondence with the Director of HMRC National Insurance Contributions Office ref DCT/158006, when he...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much central Government expenditure which cannot be attributed to geographical parts of the country there has been in each year since 1997; how such...

      Tax Yields: Gambling

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the gross gaming yield from remote gambling has been in each month since the Gambling Act 2005 came into force.

      Taxation: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Scottish Executive Parliament has powers to vary rates of (a) air passenger duty and (b) other taxes applicable to aviation.

      Ulster Bank: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he was first informed that Ulster Bank was withholding payment of contractual bonus payments to staff in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland...

      VAT: Derelict Land

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will seek through discussions at EU level to exempt from value added tax the development of brownfield sites.

      VAT: Tourism

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will assess the effect on (a) the UK economy and (b) the UK tourist industry of reducing value added tax for businesses in the tourist industry to 7...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council of England: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects the proposed restructuring of Arts Council England to be completed; what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the...

    • Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies was in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors his Department's website received in 2008-09.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost was of maintaining his Department's website in the 2008-09 financial year; and what the forecast cost is of maintaining...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09; what proportion of the total workforce they...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance-related payment was in cash terms for a senior civil servant in his...

      Elgin Marbles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Board of Trustees of the British Museum about the future management of its Parthenon marble...

      Elgin Marbles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with his Greek counterpart on exchange of museum artefacts since the building of the new Acropolis museum.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of...

      London 2012 Olympics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions have taken place with the International Olympic Committee on a potential no-fly zone over (a) the Olympic Village and...

      Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of National Lottery grant funding has been provided to the London 2012 Olympics in each year since 2005.

      Olympic Games 2012: National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much additional revenue the new National Lottery Millionaire Raffle is expected to generate; and what percentage of that revenue...

      Sport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, columns 248-49W, on sports, how many people of each (a) sex and (b)...

      Sport: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of the total workforce of each sport governing body in receipt of public funds are women.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if his Department will commission research on the possible effects on levels of community engagement of time spent watching television.

      Television

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the time spent by (a) children and (b) adults on watching television in each of the last 10 years.

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the number of homes without a (a) television and (b) television licence.

      Tourism: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average expenditure per head by overseas tourists visiting (a) the West Midlands, (b) Birmingham and...

      Video Games

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) video games and (b) films have been refused classification by the British Board of Film Classification in each of the...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many external consultants work for his Department.

    • Departmental Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many officials working in his Department have (a) been reprimanded, (b) had their contract of employment terminated and (c) been prosecuted for...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h)...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online-only applications; and what provision his Department makes for...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) the Advocate-General's Office work flexibly or part-time; and what his...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many on-farm visits were made in relation to rural development programme schemes in each of the last five years; and if...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many on-farm inspections were made in relation to (a) single farm and (b) hill farm payments in each of the last five...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish a table showing the emissions profile of the fuel B30K other than for carbon.

      Cetaceans: Japan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Japan on the treatment of whales, dolphins and porpoises; and if he...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the current underspend is on funding from the (a) European Regional Development Fund and (b) European Rural...

      EU Grants and Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many claimants have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded funds under the (i) European Regional Development Fund and...

      Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) flood watches, (b) flood warnings and (c) severe flood warnings have been issued by the Environment Agency in...

      Hunting: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of new jobs in rural areas that have been (a) created and (b) lost in each year...

      Marine Conservation Zones: Dee Estuary

      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.

      National Parks Authorities: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) the Local Government Association and (b) the Association of National Park Authorities...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children were living in poverty in a household formed by a couple in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of her Department and (b) organisations she met in an official capacity...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance-related payment was in cash terms for senior civil servants in her...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by her Department in each of the last...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on what date she last travelled by train in the course of her official duties.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in her Department at public expense in each of the last three...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the paths followed by individuals who have failed the work capability assessment of the employment and support...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research her Department has undertaken into the typical reasons why claims for employment and support allowance are withdrawn before a...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what sub-categories are used to classify the medical grounds under which claims for employment and support allowance are made; how many...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals who commenced a claim for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) work-related employment and support allowance and (c) support...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people who have applied for employment and support allowance (ESA) with myalgic encephalopathy alone as their diagnosis have been...

      Housing Benefit: Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent discussions she has had on the possibility of enabling the local housing allowance to be paid into a Post Office card...

      Housing Benefit: Post Office Card Account

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of people receiving local housing allowance who do not have a bank account.

      Industrial Health and Safety: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects the inquiry by the Health and Safety Executive into the circumstances surrounding the firefighter fatalities at Atherstone on...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average period was during which jobseeker's allowance (JSA) claimants resident in (a) Houghton and Washington East constituency and...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: South East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged between 16 and 24 resident in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) the South East have claimed jobseeker's allowance for over...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are receiving assistance with their mortgage payments at an interest rate greater than their lender is charging; how much her...

      Pipelines: Market Harborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will commission research on the likely radius of any damage to local communities that would be caused by an explosion or other disaster...

      Pipelines: Market Harborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the scale of hazard to local communities presented by the gas distribution pipeline by HM Prison Gartree near...

      Social Security Benefits: Peterborough

      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 in...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions who will carry out the independent review of the work capability assessment; how the views and experiences of people with mental health...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many domestic flights within Great Britain officials from the Government Equalities Office took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost...

    • Departmental Air Travel

      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 Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors the Government Equalities Office's website received in 2008-09.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Ewing School: Withington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will visit Ewing school in Manchester, Withington constituency to discuss its work in teaching children with speech and...

    • Educational Attainment: One-parent Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received on levels of educational attainment among children in one-parent households; and if he...

      School Inspections Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to review the implementation of the new framework for school inspections; and if he will make a statement.

      Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to improve standards of discipline in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Organ and Blood Donation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health further steps to promote in schools the NHS Blood and Transplant Service...

      School Refurbishment: Warrington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals to fund renovation and building of schools in Warrington; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what misbehaviour by a pupil is (a) mandatorily informed to parents, (b) mandatorily not informed to parents and (c) a matter...

      Schools: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 26 October 2009, Official Report, column 200W, on schools: buildings, whether the discussions...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whose responsibility it is to ensure that disabled children are offered opportunities to participate in inter-school games on a...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many girls older than 12 and younger than 18 years old became pregnant in each local authority area in 2008.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals did not achieve five GCSEs at A* to C in 2009; and if he will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he intends to take to ensure that boilers fired by the fuel B30K remain compliant with sections of table 12 draft Standard...

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consultancy contracts his Department has signed since January 2006 with expert advisers on the preparation of the (a) Energy...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what efficiency savings projects his Department put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date each such project...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what weight of paper his Department has recycled since its creation.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with the private sector on Power Factor Correction.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has undertaken any recent research on Power Factor Correction and carbon dioxide emissions.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage the installation of Power Factor Correction equipment.

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with Ofgem on Power Factor Correction.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has allocated to electricity generation projects using (a) tidal power, (b) wave power, (c) wind,...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of commercial undertakings in (a) England and (b) each local authority area in England...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Agency: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency has made to Bell Pottinger in each of the last three years; for what purposes; and if...

      Nuclear Engineering: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many courses there are in the country to train nuclear engineers.

      Nuclear Power: Planning

      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 the proposals contained in...

      Renewables Obligation: Water Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to increase the level of assistance provided by his Department through the Renewables Obligation to (a) tidal stream,...

      United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments the UK Atomic Energy Authority has made to Grayling Political Strategy in each of the last three years; for what...

  • Transport

    • A5: M1

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 58W, on the A5-M1 link, under what budget headings the £11.8...

    • Aviation: Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the real terms cost of travelling by air was in each year since 1997, taking 1997 as the baseline.

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors his Department's website received in 2008-09.

      Driving Offences: Insurance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road incidents where one or more drivers did not have insurance took place in Norwich North constituency in the last 10 years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the extent to which a system of graduated driver licences fulfils the four tests set out in his...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the conclusion in October 2008 of his Department's consultation, Learning to Drive, what consideration he has given to the...

      Heathrow Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of flights (a) arriving at and (b) taking off from Heathrow Airport were late in 2008; and what the (i) maximum and (ii)...

      Inquiries: Devon

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when his Department plans to respond to the Napoli public inquiry conducted by Devon County Council.

      National Express East Coast

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to safeguard the employment of workers employed at the customer contact centre at Baron House, Newcastle...

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what factors he took into account when deciding what funding should be allocated by Network Rail for railway station upgrades in response to...

      Norwich-London Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was spent rebranding trains or rolling stock used on the Norwich to London railway line in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08, (c) 2008-09...

      Pedestrian Crossings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of road crossing regulations in ensuring the safety of blind and partially-sighted pedestrians.

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the National Policy Statement on National Networks will be published; and which bodies have been consulted in its preparation.

      Railways: Hertfordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he plans to take to ensure that accurate rail pathing data are available before determination of the planning appeal into the...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average age is of the rolling stock used on mainline railway services in England.

      Shipping: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Carmichael) of 12 November 2009, Official Report,...

      Thameslink Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date he expects the first of the new carriages for the Thameslink line to be in operation.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

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

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for the number of qualified helicopter pilots available for operations in Afghanistan over the next two years.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many months on average of pre-deployment training armed forces personnel receive prior to their deployment in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he made of the flying hours of (a) UK and (b) coalition partners' helicopters and aircrew in Afghanistan in the latest period for which...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving military personnel in (a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force have been placed in temporary accommodation as...

      Armed Forces: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent per soldier on new individual equipment in each year since 2001; and how much is planned in each of the next five years.

      Armed Forces: Postal Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what provision has been made for enhanced postal services for armed forces personnel serving abroad over the Christmas and new year period.

      Armed Forces: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to provide extra minutes of free talk time above normal allocations over the Christmas and new year period for armed forces personnel...

      Armed Forces: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces registered before their 18th birthday an unhappiness with their choice of career as grounds to leave the armed...

      Army: Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Army have been sent on the specialist 10-week Pashto language course.

      Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving infantry soldiers there are in the Army.

      Army: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of infantry recruits did not complete their training at the Infantry Training Centre in each of the last five years.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the land forces equipment budget was allocated to aviation in the latest period for which figures are available; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on bottled water in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      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 Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hours were spent filming by external organisations at locations owned by his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence under what budget headings his Department's allocation to the (a) Afghanistan Delivery Groups, (b) Tri-Departmental Stabilisation Unit and (c)...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what...

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are in place to ensure that staff who drive (a) a vehicle for which (i) his Department and (ii) one of its executive agencies is...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to reply to the letter of 14 July 2009 from the hon. Member for Sittingbourne and Sheppey's constituent A.R.F. Carter.

      RAF Welford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he expects RAF Welford to be placed under care and maintenance arrangements from September 2010.

      Special Reconnaissance Regiment: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Special Reconnaissance Regiment are based in Northern Ireland.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department has incurred on (a) the interim storage of laid-up submarines project and (b) the submarine dismantling project to date.

      Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many weapons for which his Department has responsibility have been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 years; (2) how...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • British Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to mark the 75(th) anniversary of the British Council.

    • Colombia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the organisation Justice for Colombia on the negotiation of a free trade agreement...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1420W, on departmental pay, what the name is of each...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department has spent on the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors his Department's website received in 2008-09.

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the cost to his Department was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in...

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of...

      Fiji: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of the political situation in Fiji.

      Fiji: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Prime Minister of Fiji, with particular reference to the recent expulsion from Fiji...

      Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of forced marriages involving at least one British citizen which took place in (a) the...

      Gulf Cooperation Council: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made towards the signing of a EU free trade agreement with the countries of the Gulf Cooperation Council;...

      India: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the political stability of Orissa province.

      India: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance he has offered to the Indian Government on the restoration of religious tolerance in Orissa.

      Israel: Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the (a) provenance and (b) destination of the shipment of arms seized by the Israeli navy off...

      Israel: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on recent progress by the Israeli Government in removing checkpoints and security barriers on the...

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the implementation of the Ahtisaari Plan for the supervised independence of Kosovo; and if...

      Libya: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what dates his Department has had discussions on Libya with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and its...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, what...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, how...

      Libya: Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to Lord Laird of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA221, on Libya, (1)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when the Minister of State, the hon. Member for Bury, will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Wycombe of 18 August...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letters of 25 August and 25 October 2009 from the hon. Member for Oxford West and Abingdon, on his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to respond to the letters of 26 June and 21 September 2009 from the Chalfonts Branch of the United Nations...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on (a) levels of unemployment, (b) changes in the level of GDP growth, (c) export volumes...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the level of threat to Israel of attacks from the west bank.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for what reasons the UK has not been able to meet the commitment made by the Prime Minister on 19 January 2009 to provide naval...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Prime Minister's statement of 19 January 2009, what steps the UK has taken to (a) deal with unexploded...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the proportion of homes damaged or destroyed during the December 2008 conflict in Gaza which have...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on the conformity of Middle East peace proposals with the principles of the Oslo Accords.

      Morocco: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) the deportation from Morocco of Aminatou Haidar and (b) the offence for which she has been...

      Somalia: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 May 2009, Official Report, column 922W, on Somalia: fisheries, if he will propose (a) EU...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of an attack on the south Sudanese Minister Dr Samson Kwaje; what recent assessment he has...

      Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many covert human intelligence sources (a) the Secret Intelligence Service and (b) GCHQ have recruited in each year since 2000.

      Western Sahara: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the use by Morocco of antipersonnel mines in those areas of Western Sahara under its occupation;...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 931W, on Afghanistan: UK Trade and Investment, if he will...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department plan to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) page hits and (b) visitors his Department's website received in 2008-09.

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) scientific advisers and (b) civil servants in scientific posts there are in his Department.

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what guidance his Department has issued to his Department's country offices on incorporating (a) sexual and reproductive health and...

      Developing Countries: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that family planning and safe abortion services are included in essential health...

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what mechanisms are in place to ensure that staff who drive (a) a vehicle for which his Department is responsible have valid driving...

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the £47 million pledged by the UK for immediate humanitarian assistance, early recovery and reconstruction in...

      Gaza: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what progress has been made on efforts to repair the sewage and water treatment plant in Gaza.

      Gaza: Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of levels of access to (a) clean water and (b) electricity in Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

      UN Population Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the United Nations Population Fund performance of the Global Programme in its use of the £100...

  • Justice

    • C-NOMIS Database Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects the Government to respond to the report of the Public Accounts Committee on the C-NOMIS database project, published on 2 November 2009.

    • C-NOMIS Database Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to improve the information and technology systems available to the probation service given that the C-NOMIS database will no...

      Criminal Injury Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on administering criminal injury compensation in the last 12 month period for which information is available.

      Criminal Injury Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much criminal injury compensation was paid by (a) the Government and (b) convicted criminals in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what security requirements are made by his Department in respect of (a) people employed to provide audio transcription services to his Department from...

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which (a) individuals other than ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an official capacity in the...

      Departmental Rail Trains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date he last travelled by train in the course of his official duties.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department makes for...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mass of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will asses whether additional (a) time and (b) cost would be incurred by police forces in (i) England and (ii) Wales in the event of the...

      Freedom of Information: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many information notices the Information Commissioner has issued to each Department in each year since 2005 in circumstances in which he considers...

      HM Courts Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) by what proportion HM Courts Service plans to reduce its numbers of front-line staff in 2010; and if he will make a statement; (2) for what...

      Hunting Act 2004: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 at courts in Yorkshire in each year since the Act...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the budget is for legal aid in respect of the asylum system in 2009-10.

      National Offender Management Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether officials employed by or seconded to the head office of the National Offender Management Service have authority to advise or instruct...

      National Probation Service for England and Wales: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 29 October 2009, Official Report, columns 26-7WS, on the Probation Service, what estimate he has made...

      Parole: Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what rules and procedures apply to the consideration for parole of prisoners who have received (a) a life and (b) an indeterminate sentence; and what...

      Prison Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers have (a) been accused of, (b) been dismissed for, (c) been charged for, (d) been convicted of and (e) commenced a custodial...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals were serving a custodial sentence at the latest date for which figures are available; and for what categories of offences such...

      Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what drug testing requirements apply to prison officers.

      Prison: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what penalties may be imposed upon a prisoner who tests positive for drugs.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were detained in open prisons on 30 October 2009.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals of each nationality were held in prison for each offence on 30 October 2009.

      Prisoners Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what progress he has made in establishing the extent of the practice of transferring prisoners prior to official inspections across the prison...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects the Prisons and Probation Ombudsman and Her Majesty's Coroner to complete their investigations into the self-inflicted death of the...

      Prisons: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the forecast percentage change to their annual budget is for each prison in England for which he has responsibility for financial years (a)...

      Remand In Custody: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in the London Borough of Croydon who were remanded in custody in each year between 1997 and 2008 were not convicted of the offences in...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria he uses to determine the effectiveness of youth offending teams.

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the rate of youth reoffending was in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of placing a young person in (a) a secure children's home, (b) a secure training centre and (c) a young offender's institute was...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of civil servants earn more than £50,000 per annum.

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was paid in salary and wage costs for civil servants in the last 12 months; and what estimate she has made of the proportion of that figure...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants of her Department plan to attend the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

      Departmental Cost-Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what efficiency savings projects (a) her Department and (b) its agency put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what date...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables and (h)...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the cost to her Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.

      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 Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by her Department in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and non-departmental public...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of jobs advertised by her Department in the last 12 months were online-only applications; and what provision her Department makes for...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many and what percentage of staff of her Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and...

      Employment: Vale of Clwyd

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were in employment in Vale of Clwyd constituency in each of the last 12 years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of the UK's migration policy on migrants from Romania and Bulgaria; and if she will make a statement.

      Legislation: Public Consultation

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what assessment she has made of the application of Cabinet Office guidelines by the Department of Health in respect of its consultation on the Draft...

      Liver Diseases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people have been diagnosed with liver cancer since 2005.

      Population: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the projected population of each Lancashire constituency in each of the next five years.

      Post Codes: Databases

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for what reasons the postcode database being created by the Office for National Statistics will be destroyed after the Census rather than being made...

      Return Migration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment she has made of levels of return migration to each country of origin.

      Shares

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many individuals in the UK owned shares in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 2009.

      Sir David Rowlands

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what procedures were employed to determine whether the appointment of Sir David Rowlands to the GIP Advisory Council in July 2008 was consistent with...

      Social Enterprise Day: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what events her Department organised to mark Social Enterprise Day in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009; and how much each such event cost.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much matched funding her Department has provided to the Grassroots Endowment Challenge since its inception.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what strategic grant funding her Department awarded to third sector organisations in 2008-09.

      Unemployment: Tonbridge

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the (a) numerical and (b) percentage change in the number of people unemployed in Tonbridge and Malling constituency was in the last 12...

      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 constituency and (b) each region in each of the last 20 years.

      Young People: Females

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many girls older than 12 and younger than 18 years old were resident in each local authority area in 2008.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of 10 to 17 year olds there were for being drunk and disorderly in (a) England and Wales and (b) each police force...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has evaluated on the extent to which (a) linguistic and (b) economic factors affect the decisions of (i)...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the outcome was of the Prime Minister's question-and-answer session with members of the Mumsnet forum on 16 October 2009; to what...

      Asylum Seekers: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions an airline refused to take on grounds of disruptive behaviour an asylum seeker who was being deported in the last (a)...

      Asylum: Iraq

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

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average waiting time was for a biometric information enrolment appointment following a postal application to the biometric enrolment...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there is a statutory basis for the e-borders programme.

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Christmas parties his Department plans to host in 2009; what has been budgeted for each such reception; what estimate he has made of...

      Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants from his Department will be attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference in...

      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.

      Crime: 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.

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational Efficiency Programme; on what...

      Departmental Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the error rate in each database run by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) lamb, (b) beef, (c) chicken, (d) pork, (e) turkey, (f) other meats, (g) vegetables...

      Departmental ICT

      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 Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what provision his Department...

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mass of paper his Department recycled in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Statistics

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

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many asylum seekers were awaiting deportation on 1 November 2009; (2) how many foreign national prisoners were awaiting...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which section of his Department is responsible for handling the legal proceedings relating to the deportation of foreign nationals on grounds...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been (a) deported and (b) excluded from the UK on the grounds of fomenting extremism under the 12-point plan in each...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons have been extradited for terrorism-related offences in each quarter since the announcement of the 12-point plan in August...

      Deportation

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

      Deportation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the (a) forced and (b) voluntary removal of an individual.

      DNA and Fingerprint Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether foreign intelligence agencies or agents have access to (a) the Government's DNA and fingerprint database and (b) other private...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps the Government is taking to protect women with an insecure immigration status from domestic violence; (2) what progress the...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average annual number of women with an immigration status which is not determined who were subject to...

      Domestic Violence: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has undertaken on any relationship between levels of domestic violence and unemployment.

      Dual Nationality: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1462W, on dual nationality, whether any steps have been taken by his...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas for family visitors to the UK have been (a) granted and (b) refused by applicants of (i) Pakistani, (ii)...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average cost to the UK Border Agency is of processing (a) a postal and (b) a premium application for further leave to remain under...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for UK citizenship were refused on the grounds that the applicant was not of good character in each of the last three...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which countries the UK has a visa waiver agreement.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

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

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

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

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many students of each nationality have (a) applied for, (b) been granted and (c) been refused visas under arrangements for the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of applications for further leave to remain have been refused since the introduction of Tier 4 provisions to the...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals have applied more than once for a student visa at each post in each month since the introduction of Tier 4 provisions to...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many requests for an administrative review of overseas visa posts have been received from applicants refused a Tier 4 visa since the...

      Foreign Nationals: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the number of sentence-expired foreign nationals being held in detention under his Department's...

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what measures have been introduced to tackle discrimination in hiring and dismissing migrants within the workforce in the last 10 years.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which employment sectors require migrant labour.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to inform the public of the economic and social contribution made by migrants.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department holds on trends in temporary labour migration in the last 10 years.

      Foreign Workers: Entry Clearances

      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.

      Foreigners: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were being held on the immigration detention estate on 1 November 2009.

      Foreigners: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were classified as mentally disordered on 1 November 2009.

      Foreigners: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners under the age of 18 years there were in prison on 1 November 2009.

      Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the total annual cost of welfare benefits for (a) Gurkha ex-servicemen settled in the UK, (b)...

      Hate Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of legislation designed to tackle hate-related offences.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding he has allocated to the training of competent authority decision-makers for the identification of potential victims of human...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of competent authority decision-makers responsible for the identification of potential victims of human trafficking are...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place for the review of a reasonable grounds decision taken by a competent authority decision-maker in relation to a...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many competent authority decision-makers have been trained since the implementation of the National Referral Mechanism for the...

      Identity Cards: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department had spent on identity card readers on 1 October 2009.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the effects of the clearance of the informal camp near Calais on levels of migration into the UK.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with his counterparts in countries of origin on assistance packages for returning migrants.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effects of (a) monetary incentives and (b) other factors on return migrant flows; and if he will make a...

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department takes to provide access to employment opportunities for young migrants entering the UK.

      Immigration: Torture

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that decision-makers and judges dealing with immigration cases are informed of the Istanbul protocol on the...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to ensure that drivers have recourse to an independent body in disputing a fine issued in relation to the...

      Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the protection of internet users in the UK, with particular reference to (a) trials of deep...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department will publish its response to the Chilcot Review into intercept evidence.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects a reply to be sent to the letters from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan of 21 August 2009 and 22 September 2009 to...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter of 11 September 2009 from the right hon. Member for Banff and Buchan on his constituent Mr. Belal.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 30 September 2009 from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, Ref: M22429/9.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department's International Group regional co-ordination unit of the EC errors team will reply to the hon. Member for Edinburgh...

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to Lord Stoddart of 14 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 26-7WA, on the national identity...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to modernise the passport application process; and what plans he has for the future of that process.

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers carried firearms as a regular part of their duties in (a) England and (b) each police force area in 2007-08.

      Police: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attacks on police there have been in each (a) division of Lancashire police force area and (b) constituency in Lancashire in each...

      Police: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of leafleting households to provide information on the Policing Pledge in each of...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average (a) pay and (b) pay-related cost was of employing a full-time police officer at the rank of sergeant or below in the most...

      Policing Pledge: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department (a) provided in the last 12 months and (b) intends to provide in the next 12 months on promoting the...

      Presenting Officers

      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.

      Stop and Search: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police stop and search actions have been carried out in the London Borough of (a) Brent and (b) Harrow under the powers in Section...

      Terrorism Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been stopped at the UK border under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in (a) 2009 and (b) each of the last five years.

      Tony Blair: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure his Department has incurred on the provision of security for the right hon. Tony Blair in each year since 1997.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which 50 parliamentary constituencies, ranked from highest to lowest, the UK Border Agency received the highest number of enquiries...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency has spent on promotional merchandise branded with its name and logo since its inception.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many raids were conducted by UK Border Agency officials in each region in 2008.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff left the UK Border Agency and its predecessors on the grounds of (a) resignation, (b) retirement, (c) termination of...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on the UK Border Force television programme in 2008-09; and how much it has spent on that programme since 1...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency spent on internal communications in 2008-09.

      UK Border Agency: Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Banbury (Mr. Baldry) of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 332W, on asylum, how...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many UK Border Agency staff moved to a different post in that agency in 2008.

      Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were working on the administration of the Worker Registration Scheme on 1 November 2009.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • National Affordable Housing Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much is planned to be spent through the National Affordable Housing Programme in each (a) region and (b) local...

    • Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent...

      Departmental Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations he met in an...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1121-22, on departmental recruitment, who was engaged...

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors have travelled by taxi in the course of...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what training sessions were attended by (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department at public expense in each of...

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms are in place to ensure that staff who drive (a) a vehicle for which (i) his Department and (ii) one of its...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what date local authorities have to complete works necessitated by the recent floods in Cumbria; and whether under the...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government from which budget the £1 million fund to help those affected by the recent floods in Cumbria will be drawn; what the fund...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities will be able to claim for capital expenditure on (a) road and (b) bridge repairs necessitated by the...

      Homes and Communities Agency

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

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what sums the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor charged to their public sector bodies in each of the last three years.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with which (a) central Government bodies, (b) local authorities and (c) public corporations the Homes and Communities Agency...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which sites the Homes and Communities Agency has purchased from public sector bodies for development; from which...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the financial exposure of the Homes and Communities Agency was in each of the last three years; and to how many single...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the components are of the impairment charge referred to on page 74 of the Homes and Communities Agency's Annual...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new homes have been built with support from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor on (a) brownfield and...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities received loans from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of the last...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many registered social landlords received loans from the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor bodies in each of...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the amount of Homes and Communities Agency (a) debts and (b) liabilities in each of the next...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Homes and Communities Agency assets are available for sale; and what the book value of such assets was in each of the last...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much grant-in-aid funding from his Department was drawn down by the Homes and Communities Agency in each of the last (a) 24...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was transferred from the Homes and Communities Agency to the Government Banking Service at the end of each of the last...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the Homes and Communities Agency's Single Equality Scheme.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what business EP(LP) Ltd undertakes as a subsidiary of the Homes and Communities Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many bad debts the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor acquired in each of the last three years; and what...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value of the sums owed (a) by and (b) to the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor was in each of...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the (a) management agreement and (b) financial framework in operation between his...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor paid in loans to water companies in each of the last three years.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Homes and Communities Agency employees received (a) performance-related payments, (b) other taxable benefits and (c)...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each board member of the Homes and Communities Agency Academy has been paid since appointment.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the net value of assets held by the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor was in each of the last three years.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor spent on the employment of temporary staff in each of the last...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff were employed by the (a) Tenant Services Authority and (b) Homes and Communities Agency in each of the...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Homes and Communities Agency properties there are in each (a) region and (b) local authority area.

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment the Homes and Communities Agency has made of the (a) costs and (b) benefits to it related to changes in...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Homes and Communities Agency and its predecessor paid in social housing grants in relation to (a) low cost home...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many projects the Homes and Communities Agency has supported through community infrastructure funding.

      Housing Market

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

      Housing: Bristol

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent estimate he has made of the average cost per unit of building a home on the Hanham Hall site in Bristol; (2)...

      Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to require carbon monoxide monitors to be fitted in vehicle garages which are connected to...

      Housing: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to take steps in response to the recent findings of the Office of Fair Trading on the contracts signed by...

      Housing: Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value of (a) buildings and (b) leases owned by (i) the Tenant Services Authority and (ii) the Homes and...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to his Answer of 23 November 2009, Official Report, column 13W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its predecessors have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b)...

      Kickstart Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what applications he has received for funding under his Department's Kickstart programme; what funding has been made available;...

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what grants have been made to projects in (a) Thanet, (b) Dover and (c) Canterbury under the Local Authority Business Growth...

      Local Government Services: Leisure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities applied for funding from his Department to assist with funding for leisure facilities in each of the...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average employer contribution to the local government pension scheme was in 2008-09; and if he will make a statement.

      Mortgages: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in (a) Peterborough constituency, (b) Peterborough City Council area and (c) Cambridgeshire have taken up...

      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: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the effect of levels of empty property rates on the number of buildings that have been demolished...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of empty property rates on the number of business closures in the latest period for...

      Planning Permission: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 November 2009, Official Report, column 14W, on planning permission: appeals, what criteria are...

      Royal Mail: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much local authorities spent on use of the Royal Mail postcode database and related services in the latest period for which...

      Travelling People: Grants

      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...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what specialisms must be available on site before a hospital accident and emergency department can be designated as such.

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospital trusts in the South East have plans to reduce numbers of emergency attendances at accident and emergency departments by March 2010; and...

      Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to NHS ambulance trusts on the development of protocols for mutual assistance to cover areas at the border between...

      Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has for changes to the attendance allowance to take into account the proposals of his Department's Green Paper on Shaping the Future of Care...

      Blood: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which cancer networks (a) have met and (b) are on target to meet the milestones set out in the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence's...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions took place in England where a diagnosis of both breast cancer and (a) neutropenic sepsis, (b) febrile neutropenia, (c)...

      Caffeine: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research on the possible effects on the behaviour of children and young people of high caffeine intake.

      Cancer: Clinical Trials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to increase the level of access to clinical trials for patients with (a) lung and (b) other types of cancer; and if he will make...

      Care Standards Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prosecutions under the Care Standards Act 2000 have not resulted in a conviction since 2004.

      Contraception

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and at what net ingredient cost prescription items for (a) contraception and (b) emergency contraception were dispensed in the community in (i)...

      Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly Primary Care Trust to achieve the target funding identified for it under the new NHS funding formula.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description and (b) book value of each such...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent per capita in (a) England and (b) Buckinghamshire in each of the last three years. [Official Report, 3 February 2010,...

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of staff of his Department, its executive agencies and non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and what...

      Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what areas his Department has identified where it would be clinically inappropriate to substitute a branded medicine for a generic version; and if...

      General Practitioners: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average distance travelled for an out-of-hours GP appointment was in (a) Suffolk, (b) Bedfordshire, (c) Cambridgeshire, (d) Essex, (e)...

      General Practitioners: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to improve access to GP services in Staffordshire.

      Generic Prescribing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been put in place to ensure effective treatment based on individual medical history is provided under proposals for automatic generic...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which animal studies of the effects of links between genetically modified foods and changes in the kidney, pancreas and spleen his Department has...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which studies of intestinal damage in animals that have been fed genetically modified foods his Department has considered in the last two years; and...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which published scientific papers his Department has taken into account in the formulation of its policy on human consumption of genetically modified foods.

      Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much public expenditure on healthcare was as a proportion of gross domestic product in each year since 1997.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how often the implementation group to monitor referrals from overseas has met to date; (2) if he will place in the Library a copy of his...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people living with HIV who have not yet been diagnosed; (2) what estimate he has made of the number of...

      HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage HIV testing among (a) high risk and (b) other groups.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of primary care trusts met his Department's target of screening all elective patients for MRSA by March 2009.

      Hospitals: Infectious Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to publish figures on the incidence of healthcare-associated infections in each hospital.

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned land in each of the last 10 years;...

      Incinerators: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect on public health of emissions from a functioning incinerator; (2) with reference to...

      Incontinence: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column 104W, on incontinence: children, what assessment his Department has made of the...

      Injuries: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been admitted to each hospital trust in Hampshire with (a) stab wounds and (b) gunshot wounds in each of the last five years.

      Injuries: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) men and (b) women have been admitted to hospital with (i) stab wounds and (ii) gunshot wounds in each region in each of the last 10 years.

      Learning Disability: Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) women and (b) women with a learning disability have received (i) breast and (ii) cervical cancer screening in each year since 1997; and if...

      Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) median and (b) mean waiting time for patients to see mental health specialists as (i) an out-patient first attendance and (ii) an...

      Mental Illness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will commission research on the potential effects on a person's mental health of trends in geographical mobility.

      Mentally Ill: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 4 June 2008, Official Report, column 1031W, on mentally ill children, if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Mentally Ill: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department provides for mentally ill female offenders.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure that NHS services are fully funded during the recession.

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to ensure that the Cerner software system at Kingston Hospital NHS Trust does not encounter post-installation problems similar...

      NHS: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many redundancies are planned to be made by each hospital trust in the South East between 24 November 2009 and 31 March 2010.

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provision of protected training time for (a) healthcare assistants and (b) nurses.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what support his Department plans to give to the Royal College of Nursing's Nursing counts campaign.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the drop-out rate of student nurses; and if he will take steps to increase the level of support given to student nurses.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to ensure the provision of (a) school nurses and (b) health awareness campaigns in schools.

      Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will bring forward plans to extend Change4Life to include adults; and if he will make a statement.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many specialist weight management services there are in England; (2) what recent assessment has been made of the adequacy of specialist obesity...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of implementation of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Clinical Guideline 43:...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations Ministers in his Department have had from organisations on obesity policy and treatment in the last three years.

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which obesity and weight management services Ministers in his Department have visited in the last three years.

      Patients: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the net expenditure per 100,000 unified weighted population was for each primary care trust on treatment for (a) cancer and tumours and (b) mental...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients who applied for free prescriptions in the last 12 months specified cancer on their claim for an exemption certificate; and if he will...

      Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of women were provided with the result of a cervical screening test within 14 days in the latest period for which figures are...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the outcomes of his Department's consultation on ordinary residence guidance before 1 January 2010.

      South London Healthcare NHS Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the financial position of South London Healthcare NHS Trust.

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what mechanisms are in place to monitor the use of each smokeless tobacco product which is (a) legally and (b) illegally available; (2) whether...

      Tobacco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will commission research on the effects of the introduction of snus into the UK market on the incidence of smoking-associated diseases; (2)...

      Wycombe Hospital: Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many babies have been delivered at (a) Wycombe Hospital and (b) Stoke Mandeville Hospital in each month since January 2006.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bankruptcies of individuals in each age group there were in (a) each region of England, (b) Wales, (c)...

    • British Petroleum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates representatives of his Department and its predecessors have met executives of BP plc in each year since 2002.

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding is available to provide access to broadband in local community facilities.

      Broadband: Herefordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of residents in Herefordshire have access to a broadband with a speed of (a) 0 to two, (b) three to...

      Business: Fraud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the risk to the directors of defunct companies of identity theft from the data...

      Business: Government Assistance

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

      Business: Hungary

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will hold discussions with the government of Hungary on improving procedures in that country for the awarding of...

      Company Liquidations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many liquidations which commenced (a) five, (b) 10, (c) 15 and (d) 20 or more years ago have not yet been...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for North Southwark and Bermondsey of 2 November 2009, Official...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which (a) individuals other than Ministerial colleagues and officials of his Department and (b) organisations (i) he...

      Departmental Official Gifts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the Secretary of State has presented an official gift which was manufactured overseas in the...

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials of his Department travelled abroad with the Secretary of State on each foreign visit he has made...

      Higher and Further Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many instances of extremism have been recorded as taking place on (a) university premises and (b) further...

      Higher Education: Antisemitism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings have been held of the higher education sub-group of the cross-government working group on...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions Ministers have had with the Higher Education Funding Council for England on its review of teaching...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what average per-student teaching grant was received by each higher education institution in England for (a) UK and...

      Higher Education: Radicalism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many suspected instances of extremism have been reported by university staff as taking place on campus in each of...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many insolvencies started more than 15 years ago remain unresolved; and what steps he is taking to identify the...

      Insolvency Service: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on which projects the £23,489.94 funding provided to the Insolvency Service by his Department in 2007-08 was...

      KBR

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions officials of the Export Credit Guarantee Department have met representatives of Kellogg, Brown...

      KBR

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Gordon of 14 December 2004, Official Report, column 1055W, on LNG...

      Natural Gas: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that all registered gas fitters carry with them when working a device to detect carbon...

      Post Offices: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated to post offices in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each of the last...

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms exist within his Department for companies to raise complaints regarding compliance with the rules...

      Shell

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates representatives of his Department and its predecessors have met Royal Dutch Shell executives in each...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects all eligible students waiting for loan payments to have received such payments; and what assistance...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students who have had their student loan applications approved in respect of the 2009-10 academic year had...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for student support received by the Student Loans Company in respect of the 2009-10 academic...

      Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what internship schemes his Department (a) partially and (b) fully funds; how much his Department plans to spend on...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for transferring the cost of the Afghan conflict from the Treasury Contingency Reserve to the Ministry of Defence budget.

    • Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum applicants have been placed on the detained fast track in each year since this process was introduced.

      Bigamy and Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 12 November (WA 220), whether the Minister's officials have come to a conclusion as to whether changes to...

      Civil Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements there are for senior civil servants to gain experience of the industries they supervise; and how many civil servants have benefited from such...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many farmers received the single farm payment in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008, and (d) 2009.

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the financial effect by income decile had council tax been frozen for the past two years.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people (a) have applied for, and (b) been granted indefinite leave to remain, under the domestic violence rule in each of the past five years.

      Crime: Domestic Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long the average application takes to complete for someone applying for indefinite leave to remain under the domestic violence rule.

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the penalty for cycling on pavements; when it was set; and what it would be if it had kept pace with the cost of living index and penalties for offences of...

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statistics are kept centrally and in local education authorities regarding children with a statement of special education needs.

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local education authorities have changed their special education needs (SEN) policies since 2006; and, if so, what the impact is on the recorded number of...

      Environment Noise

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they met the target for September 2007 set by the Environment Noise (England) Regulations 2006; and, if not, whether the target was met after September...

      Government Regional Offices: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people each regional government office employs; and how many people work on (a) education, (b) employment, and (c) skills issues.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what personal responsibility the Minister of State for Borders and Immigration takes for detainees held for longer than 28 days; and whether he has visited those...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many immigration detainees have been released in each of the past three years because their medical examinations showed a serious physical or mental health...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convicted offenders are currently in immigration detention pending deportation; and in which centres they are held.

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, when a person is first held in immigration detention, the written reasons for detention are always provided in a language that the detained person understands.

      Misuse of Drugs Act 1971

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to amend the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971 in order to allow independent nurse and pharmacist independent prescribers to access the whole of the...

      National Heritage: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a draft Heritage Protection Bill for pre-legislative scrutiny.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 6 November (WA 97-8), what is the cost to the taxpayer of not applying deflation to benefits and...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether rate increases will be applied to public sector pensions in 2010-11; what is the estimated cost of public sector pension schemes not taking account of...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long Lord McKenzie of Luton had been in post when he determined the planning applications for the Hartland distribution depot at Pyestock in Farnborough,...

      Rural Areas: Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to support and promote existing economic development in rural areas throughout the United Kingdom.

      Rural Areas: Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to develop additional employment opportunities in rural areas throughout the United Kingdom.

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, if the tax regime applicable to furnished holiday accommodation is repealed, those who offer such accommodation on their property can use the room rental...

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