Written answers

Tuesday, 8 December 2009

  • Wales

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what changes to senior officials in his Department there have been during his present appointment as Secretary of State.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many posts at each grade in his Department are unfilled.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

  • Solicitor-General

    • BAE Systems

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Attorney-General has had recent discussions with ministerial colleagues on the Serious Fraud Office's announcement that it intends to seek the...

    • Departmental Assets

      To ask the Solicitor-General what assets of the Law Officers' Departments 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 Data Protection

      To ask the Solicitor-General what security requirements are made by the Law Officers' Departments in respect of (a) people employed to provide audio transcription services to his Department from...

      Departmental Leave

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many days off in lieu (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) its agency granted to staff for working (i) during their lunch breaks and (ii) at other times...

      Sentencing: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Solicitor-General on how many occasions sentences handed down in courts in Northern Ireland have been subject to a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Attorney-General on grounds of...

      Terrorism: USA

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) when Law Officers were informed by the Crown Prosecution Service that there was no or insufficient evidence to maintain a prosecution against Lotfi Raissi with...

  • Prime Minister

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Prime Minister what records are archived on the premises of 10 Downing street.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Consultants

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

    • Departmental Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's guidelines in relation to the recruitment and employment of disabled people...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.

      Prisons: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland on how many occasions illicit alcoholic beverages have been found in the Sperrin unit of HM Prison Magilligan in the last five years.

      Racially Aggravated Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were convicted of a racially-motivated crime in Northern Ireland in each of the last two years.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation of the Serious Organised Crime Agency in Northern Ireland.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of (i) assault and (ii) sexual assault on teachers in Northern Ireland in each of...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to ensure sufficient agriculture engineers are trained to service the UK agricultural and food industry...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on administering non-compliance penalties issued under the Single Payment Scheme in each of...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he made of the costs associated with the Rural Payments Agency's practice of resizing fields in each of the...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what assessment he has made of the average amount of personal debt incurred by farmers due to late Single Payment...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department (a) has been required and (b) is likely to be required to pay in financial penalties for...

      Agriculture: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the financial implications for farming incomes in Wales of the interpretation by...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the reasons for trends in the number of cases of people attacked by dogs in the last 10 years;...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many arrests have been made for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in (a) Merseyside and (b) England since the...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the (a) genetic and (b) other factors affecting the likelihood of different breeds of dogs...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have been convicted for offences related to attacks by their dogs on (a) children and (b) other people in...

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dogs have been seized and put down in (a) Southport constituency, (b) Merseyside and (c) England in the last 12...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he plans to take to give the Fire Service a statutory duty to carry out flood rescues as recommended in the Pitt...

      Land: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of maps issued have been returned due to error during the course of the 2009 update of the Rural...

      Livestock: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of ships departing from UK ports carrying live animals have been subject to inspection for...

      River Tame: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure the Tame River catchment meets the requirements of the EC Water Directive.

      Rural Payments Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) full-time, (b) part-time, (c) permanent and (d) temporary staff have been employed at the Rural Payments...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposed provisions of the Private Drains and Sewers...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultation his Department undertook with the drainage contracting industry regarding the transfer of private drains to...

      Water Charges: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 950W, on water charges, in which financial year he...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) alcohol and (ii) entertainment in the last 12 months.

    • Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments Digital UK has made to (a) Weber Shandwick and (b) Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the British Museum has made to Weber Shandwick Public Affairs in the last 12 months for which figures are available; for...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many...

      Holiday Accommodation: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his latest estimate is of the use by overseas visitors of self-catering holiday accommodation in this country in each of the last...

      Horserace Totalisator Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress has been made in preparations for the sale of the Tote.

      Leisure: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many (a) playing fields and (b) swimming pools there are in each (i) district council and (ii) unitary authority area in the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Tamworth of 16 October 2009.

      Museums and Galleries: Yorkshire and Humberside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people visited each of the national museums in Yorkshire and the Humber in each year since 1996-97.

      Tourism: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what support (a) his Department and (b) the Regional Development Agency is providing to assist Cumbria's tourism industry to recover...

  • Transport

    • Buses: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many buses were subject to (a) pre-notified and (b) un-notified safety inspections by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency in each...

    • Buses: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of each report of research projects conducted by (a) his Department, (b) the Vehicle and Operator...

      Buses: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department allocated through the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency for the monitoring of performance in relation to...

      Capita Group

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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...

      London City Airport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions (a) he and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) National Air Traffic Services (NATS) and (ii) the...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people renewed their vehicle excise duty online in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 to date.

      Network Rail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with train operating companies on proposals that they take control of the railway network from Network Rail.

      Norwich-London Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions Ministers in his Department travelled on the Norwich to London railway line in the course of their official duties in...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many (a) road traffic accidents, (b) road traffic fatalities, (c) accidents involving motorcyclists, (d) fatalities involving...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many fatal road traffic accidents there have been in Reading, East constituency where the major contributory factor was (a)...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what statistics his Department collects on road traffic accidents involving newly-qualified drivers; and how many such accidents occurred in...

      Siemens

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Siemens or its subsidiaries since February 2009.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent estimate he has made of the number of soldiers of the Afghan national army who are fully trained; and what proportion of these are serving in...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to improve the energy efficiency of forward operating bases in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will introduce groin protection plates as an addition to personal body armour for armed forces personnel deployed in Helmand province.

      Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average unit tour interval of each Royal Air Force regiment was at the latest date for which information is available.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the planned in-service dates are for the two new aircraft carriers.

      Armed Forces: Absence Without Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces personnel have been absent without leave in each month of 2009 to date.

      Armed Forces: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the amount of energy consumed by HM forces in the last year.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will bring forward proposals to build new soldier accommodation in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many houses owned by his Department in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland are rated as...

      Armed Forces: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) overpayments and (b) underpayments of salary there were to armed forces personnel resident in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many veterans receive pensions under the provisions of the (a) Gurkha Pension Scheme, (b) Armed Forces Pension Scheme 2005 and (c) Armed Forces...

      British Atomic Veterans' Claimants Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received from the British Atomic Veterans' Claimants Group.

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether Capita Group plc has been...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department in each of the last five years; how many such tenders were...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether cluster munitions are stored at (a) RAF Lakenheath and (b) other RAF bases occupied and controlled by US visiting forces.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many equipment failure reports (a) were filed in each year since 2003 and (b) have been filed for each armoured vehicle type in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what equipment over the value of £100,000 his Department has authorised the armed forces to gift to other nations in each of the last five years.

      Defence Medical Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in each medical and dental personnel division in the Defence Medical Services are (a) required and (b) trained.

      Defence: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many flights the United Kingdom have used under the NATO Strategic Airlift Interim Solution since March 2006; and what the (a) total cost and (b)...

      Defence: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) pallets and (b) tonnes of military equipment and cargo have been shipped to Afghanistan by (i) the Royal Air Force and (ii) aircraft...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      EU Battlegroups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what unit will form the UK's commitment to the EU battle group in the first half of 2010.

      Ex-servicemen: Radiation Exposure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of service veterans who were present at atomic weapons tests in the 1950s and 1960s who have died of conditions...

      Germany: British Forces Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the future of the British Forces Post Office in Germany.

      Iraq and Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what reports he has received of allegations of rape involving members of (a) UK forces and (b) private security firms registered in the UK in (i) Iraq...

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) court cases and (b) courts martial remain outstanding regarding accusations against British troops involved in the Iraq conflict.

      Kentigern House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff were employed at his Department's Kentigern House site in Glasgow in each of the last 10 years.

      Kentigern House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maintenance costs were for his Department's Kentigern House site in Glasgow in each of the last 10 years.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings or efficiency measures are being made from the (a) Royal Naval Reserve and (b) Royal Auxiliary Air Force budgets in 2009-10.

      Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions he has met (a) the Government chief scientific adviser and (b) his Department's chief scientific adviser in the course of his...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the terms of reference for Operation Atalanta are; what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the operation to date; how many war ships...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to modify the gas transfer system of the Trident warhead as part of the Mk4A refurbishment programme; and in which country the gas...

      Trident Missiles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the projected cost is of the Mk4A refurbishment programme for Trident warheads; and what proportion of this expenditure he expects to be incurred in...

      USA: Defence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reason (a) the classification guidelines CG-UK-2 for the exchange of material between the UK and the US were produced in 2006 and (b) the new...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has had recent discussions with the devolved administrations on steps to reduce levels of crime by reducing the availability of...

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make an assessment of the likely effects on the level of anti-social behaviour of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department from which 50 parliamentary constituencies the UK Border Agency received the highest number of enquiries regarding asylum cases that are (a)...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the administration of the citizenship tests has cost since the inception of such tests.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many burglaries were recorded by police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of burglary were received by the police in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in each year since 2005.

      Crime and Disorder Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under the age of 16 years have been convicted of an offence under section 1(10) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1988 in each of...

      Crime: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving the use of a knife were recorded by police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire constituency in each...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether any Government Ministers have a record on the National DNA Database; (2) how many (a) hon. Members, (b) police officers,...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the report of the Human Genetics Commission entitled Nothing to hide, nothing to fear, whether he has received evidence of...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of (a) black, (b) Asian and (c) white males aged between 18 and 35 years have records on the National DNA Database.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people reported incidents of domestic abuse in each of the last three years.

      Domestic Violence: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has made an assessment of a link between alcohol misuse and the incidence of domestic violence.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date the Motoring Offence and Breath Test statistics for (a) 2008 and (b) 2009 will be published; and if he will make a statement.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many permits have been granted under (a) Tier 1 (general), (b) Tier 1 (post study entry), (c) Tier 2 (shortage occupation), (d) Tier...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are plans to change the student visa process; and if he will make a statement.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for entry to the UK under the points-based immigration system had been made by overseas students on the latest date for...

      Firearms: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency were (i)...

      Fraud: Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of credit card fraud relating to remote gambling websites have been recorded in each of the last 10 years.

      Homophobia: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of violence against the person with a homophobic motive there have been in (a) Merseyside and (b) Wirral in the last (i)...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individuals who do not work for his Department, its executive agencies, or sponsored non-departmental public bodies, had applied for...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy not to detain asylum seekers and immigrants whose deportation is not imminent and who are not considered to be...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what date he expects the target of deciding all applications for a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national within six months to be met.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking to ensure that the target of deciding all applications for a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national within...

      Individual Support Orders and Intervention Orders: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on (a) individual support orders and (b) intervention orders in each of the last three years.

      KBR

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.

      Parenting Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many parenting orders have been (a) issued and (b) breached in each year since 1997.

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people received (a) four, (b) five, (c) six, (d) seven, (e) eight, (f) nine and (g) 10 or more police cautions in each...

      Raves: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of illegal raves which have taken place in each district council area in East Sussex in each of the...

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what factors his Department took into account in determining (a) the repatriation to Malaysia of Agnes Wong and (b) the sum which she...

      Road Traffic Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many traffic offences of each type were recorded by police in (a) England and (b) North-East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Shoplifting: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many shoplifters were reported to police in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Shoplifting: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) arrests and (b) subsequent convictions for offences of shoplifting there have been in each of the last five years.

      Speed Limits: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drivers have received a fixed penalty fine for speeding in the 50 mph limit area approaching the Severn Bridge toll booths on the M4...

      Theft: Bicycles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many bicycles have been reported stolen in each region in each year since 1997.

      Tobacco: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences by (a) confectioners and tobacconists and (b) other retailers related to selling tobacco products to those aged under 16...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the staff of the Risk and Overseas Liaison Network of the UK Border Agency are UK citizens.

      United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what plans he has for the future (a) management and accountability structures and (b) location of the UK Human Trafficking Centre; and if...

      Video Games: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences in respect of retailers selling video games or DVDs to underage customers (a) in England and Wales and (b) in each police...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department have been cancelled before completion since 1997; and whether...

    • Childbirth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK citizens have (a) given birth whilst abroad and (b) registered a birth at a British embassy in each of the last...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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)...

      Embassies: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British (a) embassies, (b) high commissions and (c) consulates have closed since 1997; what arrangements have been...

      Equatorial Guinea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what further steps his Department plans to take to seek to ensure that the Government of Equatorial Guinea improves its human...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on oil concessions in Iraq.

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of (a) death sentences imposed by the incumbent Iraqi regime and (b) people...

      Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of bribery allegations relating to the private security company Blackwater in respect of the deaths...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what position each official in his Department seconded to the Iraq Committee of Inquiry held between January 2001 and December...

      Jerusalem: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the safety of Christians living in the City of Jerusalem.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of (a) rockets and (b) mortar bombs launched into Israeli territory from (i)...

      Middle East: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions (a) each Minister and (b) officials in his Department have had with (i) Arab states and (ii) the...

      Middle East: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the level of trade between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in 2008; and if he will make a...

      Middle East: Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the level of agricultural exports from the Palestinian Authority to Israel in (a) 2007 and (b)...

      Overseas Price Mechanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent assessment has been made of the effect on his Department's budget of adverse currency movements following the...

      Overseas Price Mechanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department conducted a formal assessment of the effect of the proposed withdrawal of the Overseas Price Mechanism...

      Overseas Price Mechanism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions between 28 June 2007 and 9 October 2007 he held meetings to discuss the Overseas Price Mechanism and...

      Palestinians: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the rights of Christians in the Palestinian territories with regard to (a) travel, (b)...

      Philippines: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Filipino counterpart on the situation in Mindanao following the recent outrages...

      Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions he has met (a) the Government Chief Scientific Adviser and (b) his Department's Chief Scientific Adviser...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to page 12 of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission (CMEC) Business Plan, 2009-10, by what means the CMEC plans to...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people contacting the Child Maintenance Options service who have established private maintenance...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residential properties her Department owns; and how many (a) are occupied and (b) have been empty for more than six months.

      Departmental Conditions of Employment

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

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money her Department (a) lost in each year since 2005 and (b) expects to lose in each of the next three years through administrative...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many security passes her Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals aged under 25 years commenced a claim for (a) incapacity benefit, (b) work-related employment and support allowance and...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes she plans to make to the work capability assessment; what steps she is taking to ensure such changes take into account the needs...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken by Atos Healthcare is to deliver to a claimant's GP a report following a work capability assessment; and if she...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many new claims for employment and support allowance which were granted were made on the grounds of problems with vision, including visual...

      Home Responsibilities Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many applications for home responsibilities protection have been refused on the grounds that the applicant was unmarried and caring for...

      Incapacity Benefit: Older Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what plans her Department has for introducing pilots to help incapacity benefit claimants over the age of 50 years to move off benefit and into...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: South East Region

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average duration of a jobseeker's allowance claim was in each local authority area in the South East in each of the last (a) 12...

      KBR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of the total income of pensioners came from the (a) public purse and (b) private pension provision in the latest period for...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate she has made of the number of people with an income below the before housing costs poverty threshold who pay income tax.

      Sickness Benefits: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library a copy of her substantive response to the letter sent to her by the European Commission on 1 October 2009...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to the public purse of the Work for Your Benefit scheme pilots.

      Social Security Benefits: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former claimants of jobseeker's allowance in Peterborough constituency have moved on to (a) pension credit, (b) a training...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many eligible (a) men and (b) women have not received backdated winter fuel payments in respect of previous years in (i) each local...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Caparo Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether (a) each Minister and (b) officials in her Department have met Angad Paul in each of the last three years.

    • Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) are employed by and (b) work for (i) her Department and (ii) the Prime Minister's Office.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff worked in 10 Downing Street other than in the Prime Minister's office in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what date she last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of her official duties.

      Ministers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what criteria determine the order in which Cabinet Ministers are listed in the list of Cabinet Ministers on page two of the List of Ministerial...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the cost to the Government Equalities Office was of the provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the...

  • International Development

    • Africa: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will hold discussions with his (a) Egyptian, (b) Sudanese and (c) Ethiopian counterpart to seek progress on re-negotiating the...

    • Developing Countries: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided for children and young people from each local authority area to visit developing countries in...

      Developing Countries: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent in each local authority area on school-based learning about international development in each of the...

      Developing Countries: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) how many contracts to provide publicly-funded visits for children and young people to developing countries his Department has...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided to each overseas country in each of the last three years.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the agreement between the Bank of England and HBOS and RBS providing collateral in excess of £100 billion for...

    • Beer: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what percentage of the average retail price of a pint of beer comprised tax in each of the last three years.

      Cheques

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with British banks on allowing their customers to retain the right to continue to use cheques indefinitely; and if he...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09 financial year.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) individuals and (b) private landlords have submitted claims under the Landlord's Energy Saving Allowance in each year since the inception of...

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what timetable he has set for bringing forward proposals to enable the Post Office to provide more banking services.

      Rent A Room Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effect on (a) room availability and (b) revenue of an increase in the tax-free threshold of the rent-a-room scheme.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) small and medium-sized and (b) other enterprises have made Time to Pay arrangements with HM Revenue and Customs to defer tax through the...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax HM Revenue and Customs forecasts will be written off as bad debts as a result of (a) small and medium-sized and (b) other enterprises which...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) small and medium-sized and (b) other enterprises which have made Time to Pay arrangements with HM Revenue and Customs to defer tax through...

      Working Tax Credit: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on the childcare element of working tax credit in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

  • Justice

    • Access to Justice Act 1999

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what amendments have been made to the Access to Justice Act 1999; and if he will make a statement; (2) what (a) statutory instruments, (b)...

    • Administration of Justice: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what gender-sensitive policies and procedures his Department has introduced for women in the criminal justice system in the last five years.

      C-NOMIS Database Project Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the information provided to Ministers in his Department by the C-NOMIS database project board in...

      Constitutions

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

      Crimes of Violence: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of conviction rates for those accused of crimes of violence with homophobic motives in Merseyside.

      Debts: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to respond to his Department's consultation on debt management schemes.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criminal offences have been (a) abolished and (b) created by primary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessor travelled by taxi in the course of their official duties in each...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of drivers who were convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in each of the last 10 years had previously been banned...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people who were convicted of dangerous driving in each of the last 10 years were not insured to drive the vehicle in...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for (a) offences of drink driving and (b) each other motoring offence resulted in a custodial sentence in (i) Mid Bedfordshire...

      Drugs: Newcastle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) trials and (b) convictions there have been for drug offences in Newcastle between 2000 and 2009.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much income local authorities have received from the sale of electoral register details to (a) businesses and (b) charities in each of the last...

      Henry VIII Clauses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what Henry VIII powers were enacted in legislation passed in the 2008-09 Parliamentary Session.

      Legal Aid: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many asylum seekers were in receipt of legal aid on 1 November 2009.

      Legal Aid: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department budgeted for legal aid to asylum seekers in 2009-10.

      Monarchy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions on the order of succession he has had with his Commonwealth counterparts.

      NHS: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has had discussions with the Secretary of State for Health on the implications for the Isle of Man of the decision to cancel the...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent research he has commissioned to assess changes in the distribution of payments in respect of personal injury litigation between (a)...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the consequences of the introduction of a fixed costs regime in personal injury...

      Personal Injury: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent research he has commissioned on models of funding for personal injury litigation.

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what percentage of prisoners were held in accommodation classified as overcrowded in each year since 1997.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made in the review of Prison Rule 39 on privileged prisoner correspondence recommended by the Blakey Review on disrupting the...

      Prisons: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many agency staff are working in female prisons.

      Prisons: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what projects under what budget headings were funded by the £324,000 plus value added tax spent on due diligence work in connection with the...

      Prisons: North Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when he expects to announce his decision on the site of a new prison in North Wales; (2) how many sites for a new prison in North Wales his...

      Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions he has met the Government Chief Scientific Adviser in the course of his official duties in the last 12 months.

      Sentencing: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 482-3W, on offensive weapons, how many of the six offences receiving the...

      Sexual Offences: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the timeliness of the delivery of (a) internet sex offender programmes and (b) community sex offender programmes against...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the merits of introducing retrospective compensation for British victims of terrorism overseas.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many parents appeared in court in relation to their children's truancy in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire in each of the last 10 years.

      Young Offenders: Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the evaluation of the Youth Justice Board's intensive fostering scheme has not been completed in accordance with the original timetable;...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of patients using accident and emergency services in the London North Central District in each of the...

    • Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of residential care homes that would convert to sheltered accommodation or extra care housing as a result of the...

      Care Homes: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a care home requires a valid planning consent in order to comply with the national minimum standards for care homes set out by his Department.

      Care Quality Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Care Quality Commission has spent on (a) public relations, (b) public affairs and (c) surveys of hon. Members since its creation.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department received in 2008; and how many of these received a substantive response within...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Eddisbury of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 853W, on departmental public relations, what the (a)...

      Dieticians: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding on average his Department provides for a four year dietetics degree which allows the holder to register as a registered dietician with...

      Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Exercise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of regular exercise on the health of people aged (a) 18 to 25, (b) 26 to 49, (c) 50 to 69...

      Gender Identity Disorder: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the Prison Service Order on gender dysphoria to be published.

      General Social Care Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the General Social Care Council's report for 2008-09 to be published.

      Health Services: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what (a) the total monetary value was of elective health treatment purchased from the NHS by the Isle of Man government in each of the last 20...

      Hospitals: Hygiene

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the level of hand hygiene among (i) doctors, (ii) nurses, (iii) other NHS staff,...

      Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Regulatory Impact Assessments published by his Department have cited peace of mind as a policy objective since 1997.

      Mental Capacity Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) amendments have been made to and (b) representations he has received on the Mental Capacity Act 2005 in the last 12 months; and if he will make...

      Mental Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on services for people in the criminal justice system with mental health...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding was allocated to the NHS research and development budget in each of the last five years; and how much such funding had not been disbursed...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent per capita in each primary care trust in England in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on medical supplies and equipment in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other medical staff, (c) nurses, (d) other professional staff, (e) administrative and...

      Social Enterprise Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which organisations have received grants from his Department's Social Enterprise Investment Fund since July 2008; and how much each has received;...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will estimate the cost of implementing the provisions of personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill using a definition of personal...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 4.6 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will publish by the end of 2009 (a) the model and (b)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, whether the expectation of costs of providing personal care...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to table 2 and Annex 1 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will publish the logistic model used to calculate...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to Annex A of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from what source the assumption that home care represents 74 per...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.9 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to reach the estimate that a...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the net present value costs identified in table 3 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill are inconsistent with the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the inherent uncertainties referred to in paragraph 5.10 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill are.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.11 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what his Department's (a) minimum and (b) maximum estimate...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 5.12 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will place in the Library a copy of the model referred to.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill; whether he plans to make individuals eligible for more than one package of...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 4.6 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, in what cases he expects the indicative sum to be...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what re-ablement schemes he expects to be available; and what home additions...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to Annex B of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, how the average number of hours of personal care per week of 6.54...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.13 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what his Department's (a) minimum and (b) maximum...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to Table 4 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to calculate each estimate; (2)...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to collect centrally data relating to (a) Fair Access to Care Services critical people and (b) reablement.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to operate his policy on free personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill by means of individual budgets.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Explanatory Notes for the Personal Care at Home Bill, whether external legal advice was sought on the effects on human rights of the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether children would be eligible to receive taxpayer-funded personal care under his proposals for personal care as set out in the Personal Care at Home Bill.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 7.10 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what (a) events and (b) submissions have contributed to...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 7.10 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, how many beneficiaries he expects there to be in each local...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people assessed as critical under the Fair Access to Care Services (FACS) eligibility framework in each of the last five...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether free personal care under his proposed changes to the care system would continue if a person assessed as critical under the Fair Access to Care...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what assessment he has made of the effects of enactment of his legislative...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons the impact assessment does not include costings for policy...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of a national resource allocation system for the provision of free personal care; and if he will...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the capacity of local authorities to provide free personal care under the terms of the Personal Care at Home Bill; and if...

      Social Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's Personal Care at Home consultation document, from what budgets the £420 million of central funding will be drawn.

      Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish a national programme to co-ordinate the provision of prevention and control services for tuberculosis.

      Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) criteria and (b) methodology his Department uses to determine the effectiveness of the port of entry system in the monitoring of tuberculosis.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects of home information packs on the housing market since their...

    • Business Rates Revaluation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will conduct an impact assessment on the effect on businesses of the 2010 business rates revaluation.

      Northumberland Unitary Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will visit Northumberland to discuss the funding of the new unitary authority.

      Kirkby: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is for the regeneration of Kirkby; and if he will make a statement.

      Tenants Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to protect the rights of tenants; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire-setting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps fire and rescue services have taken to discourage fire-setting behaviour in juveniles and adults.

      Out-of-town Supermarkets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account the planning guidance issued by his Department takes of the effect on town centres of the location of out-of-town...

      Worklessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received on the role of local authorities in reducing worklessness.

      Business and Community Safety Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to extend the appointment of Councillor Les Byrom as Chair of the Business and Community Safety Forum; and if...

      Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much local authority housing debt has been removed following large-scale voluntary transfers since 1997.

      Council Housing: Finance

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

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on the London Brownfield Sites Database; and whether he plans to extend the database across England.

      Derelict Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on establishing the National Brownfield Forum; and whether the forum will include non-governmental...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent assessment he has made of the level of (a) demand and (b) funding available for disabled facilities grants...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has allocated for disabled facilities grants (DFG) in each local authority (a) per head of population,...

      Disabled Facilities Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the average time taken for the award of disabled facilities grants in each local authority...

      Eco-Towns: Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the proposals on protecting and enhancing biodiversity in eco-towns published by the Town and...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a business continuity assessment will be included in the comprehensive area assessment in respect of the fire and rescue...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to make a formal response to the ministerial submission of 2 April 2009 from the Business and Community Safety...

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with (a) the Chief Fire Officers Association, (b) the Health and Safety Executive, (c)...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of all households were in (a) private owner-occupied, (b) private rented and (c) social rented accommodation...

      Housing: Carbon Monoxide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the ventilation standards for vehicle garages attached to domestic properties with a view to reducing the risk...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average sale price of a home in a rural area was in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Regeneration

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

      Local Government Finance: Bury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding was allocated by his Department to Bury Metropolitan Borough Council in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 in respect of...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homeowners in rural areas have accepted an offer through the Mortgage Rescue scheme in each quarter since the launch of...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which constituencies his Department identified as suitable for its advertising campaign on the Mortgage Protection Scheme.

      Planning Permission: Ports

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

      Planning Policy Statement 22

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

      Sheltered Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on sheltered housing in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) the South East and (c) England in each of the last...

      Sheltered Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each district council in East Sussex spent on sheltered housing in each of the last three years.

      Sheltered Housing: Tamworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many sheltered housing tenants there are in Tamworth borough council area.

      Social Landlords: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) black and minority ethnic people and (b) women have served on the boards of registered social landlords in the...

      Social Rented Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on quality of management and level of property maintenance of rent reductions by...

      Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with the Local Government Association on the progress of bids submitted under the Sustainable...

      Temporary Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will rank local authorities in England by the numbers of tenants in temporary accommodation in each local authority area...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for each academy where the Government has agreed with sponsors to reduce capital funding contributions how much has been repaid...

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children attend (a) Sure Start facilities and (b) children's centres in Hampstead and Highgate constituency; and how...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) Sure Start centres and (b) children's centres have been opened in North East Lincolnshire since 1997; and what...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to Annex A of his Department's Annual Report 2009, pages 214-15, which programmes and allocations have been...

      Departmental Scientists

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

      Departmental Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions he has met (a) the Government chief scientific adviser and (b) his Department's chief scientific adviser...

      Families: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria local authorities use to determine whether families should be referred to family group conferences.

      GCSE: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils (a) were persistent absentees and (b) obtained five GCSEs at grade A* to C including English and...

      Gifted Children: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in North-East Milton Keynes constituency have participated in gifted and talented programmes in each...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children under the age of 16 years were being educated at home (a) at the latest date for which information is available...

      KBR

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Kellogg, Brown and Root or its subsidiaries since January 2009.

      Pupils: Emotional Intelligence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals for the measurement of emotional intelligence of school pupils.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the value for money of public funding for school-based learning about international development.

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) in how many schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point has asbestos been found in the last three years; (2) if he will...

      Schools: Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what third-party approvals are required when electrical cables and wires are installed in newly-built school premises.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals for the reform of the Dedicated School Grant to increase the amount disbursed to schools.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will increase his Department's expenditure on schools in Herefordshire.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which schools inspected since September 2009 were rated as inadequate; and if he will make a statement.

      Secondary Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in (a) year nine, (b) year 10 and (c) year 11 were entered for each accredited qualification in each subject...

      Special Educational Needs: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of young offenders who have special educational needs; and what educational...

      Specialist Schools: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what specialist schools have been established in North-East Lincolnshire since 1997.

      Teachers: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) classroom assistants were employed in maintained schools in North East Lincolnshire (i) in 1997...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what funding his Department has allocated for the purposes of developing biofuels since its establishment.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his latest estimate is of the amount of UK carbon dioxide emissions (a) including and (b) excluding the impact of emissions...

      Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his latest estimate is of the gross revenue which will arise from the sale of allowances through the Carbon Reduction Commitment...

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with the Minister for the Environment in the Northern Ireland Executive on the Copenhagen climate...

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what account the Government's submission to the Copenhagen climate change summit will take of environmentally-friendly...

      Climate Change: International Co-operation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what officials from his Department will be attending the Copenhagen climate change summit.

      Committee on Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the Committee on Climate Change is classified as (a) an executive agency and (b) a non-departmental public body.

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses in 2009-10.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to his Department was of provision of office facilities to (a) special advisers and (b) press officers in the 2008-09...

      Energy Saving Trust: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much was spent on advertising through each medium by the Energy Saving Trust in each of the last five years.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much central Government funding has been spent on energy efficiency measures in (a) local authority, (b) housing association and...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the (a) average and (b) maximum premium being paid by customers using pre-payment meters for (i)...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he is taking to amend the system of pricing for pre-payment fuel meter customers.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in (a) England, (b) Scotland and (c) Wales which defaulted on energy bill...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what work he is undertaking with the International Atomic Energy Agency to assist states to develop a civil nuclear energy industry...

      Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had on the (a) availability and (b) use of (i) oil sands and (ii) oil shale.

      Pay As You Save Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made on the first pilots of the new Pay As You Save scheme.

      Renewables Advisory Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Tunbridge Wells (Grey Clark) of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effect on levels of competition of the cap on the number of renewables obligation...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account he took of the findings of the report prepared by Oxera for his Department in his decision not to remove the cap on the...

      Renewables Obligation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with Ofgem on the effect on the level of contribution of biomass to the renewable energy targets of...

      Salix Finance: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much in loans has been granted by Salix Finance to (a) public sector and (b) private sector bodies in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09...

      Siemens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has entered into any contracts with Siemens or its subsidiaries since February 2009.

      Warm Front Scheme: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding has been allocated for the Warm Front scheme in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in 2009-10; and what the...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for how many on-shore wind turbines planning permission has been (a) sought and (b) granted in (i) England, (ii) North Yorkshire and...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Student Numbers

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

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of (a) level 2 and (b) level 3 apprenticeship (i) starts and (ii) completions were (A) men and (B)...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bankruptcies there have been in (a) England and Wales, (b) Sussex and (c) Lewes constituency in each of...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bankruptcies of individuals in each age group there have been in (a) Ashford and (b) Kent in (i) 2008 and...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of households in the UK (a) have broadband access and (b) have broadband of at least two Mbps.

      Broadband: Eastbourne

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of people resident in Eastbourne constituency who have access to a...

      Caparo Group

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

      Capita

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before...

      City of London Guilds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the Secretary of State has met representatives of the City of London guilds in the course of his...

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what changes there have been to artwork installed in (a) the Secretary of State's office, (b) offices of other...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its...

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many allegations of victimisation for whistleblowing have been made to his Department by its staff since 6 June 2006.

      Departmental Industrial Health and Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many courses relating to health and safety were funded by his Department in the last 12 month period for which...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 234W, on departmental pay, how many staff in his...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of jobs advertised by his Department in the last 12 months were online only applications; and what...

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by taxi in the...

      Dieticians

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many undergraduate degrees in dietetics that entitle the holder to practise as a fully qualified were awarded in...

      Driving

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms are in place to ensure that staff who drive (a) a vehicle for which (i) his Department and (ii) one...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the Export Credits Guarantee Department has reported allegations of bribery and corruption to...

      Exports: Munitions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 644-45W, on exports: white phosphorus,...

      Further Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which further education colleges the Secretary of State has visited since his appointment.

      Further Education: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many further education colleges were deemed to be (a) outstanding, (b) good, (c) satisfactory and (d) failing...

      Higher Education: International Co-operation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1723W, on higher education: international...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from outside the EU have entered higher education programmes from further education institutions...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Energy and Climate Change on the proposed Standard...

      Iraq

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many civil servants from his Department are based in (a) Basra, (b) Baghdad and (c) other locations in Iraq.

      London Metropolitan University: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the KPMG Report to the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) reviewing lessons...

      Lord Sugar

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on how many occasions the Secretary of State has met Lord Sugar on official business in each of the last six months.

      Medical Devices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) if he will make an assessment of the effect on the level of (a) employment, (b) private investment in research...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d)...

      Nesta

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what payments the National Endowment for Science Technology and the Arts has made to Consolidated PR in each of...

      Pipex Homecall: Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints from consumers Ofcom (a) received and (b) upheld relating to Pipex Homecall and its related...

      Risk and Regulation Advisory Council: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which external public relations firms the Risk and Regulation Advisory Council has hired since its inception; at what...

      Royal Mail: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments Royal Mail has made to (a) Grayling Political Strategy and (b) Positif Politics Ltd in each of the...

      Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what dates the Secretary of State has met Saif al-Islam Gaddafi since his appointment; who attended each such...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which Train to Gain providers have had discussions with Ministers on the funding and contract arrangements for Train...

      Train to Gain Programme

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many complaints have been received by (a) his Department and (b) the Learning and Skills Council from Train to...

      Unemployment: Young People

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

      Union Learning Fund: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department allocated in respect of union learning representatives in the last 12 months; and how...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1756W, on the Union Modernisation Fund, if he...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1756W, on the Union Modernisation Fund, when he...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1756W, on the Union Modernisation Fund, if he...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on support for traditional skill sets in remote island economies in the UK.

  • House of Lords

    • National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have information about the ethnicity of those whose data are included in the national DNA database; and, if so, whether they will publish the information.

    • Al-Muhajiroun

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to prevent Al-Muhajiroun from re-launching in the United Kingdom.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in each year since the detained fast track was introduced, how many fast tracked asylum applicants subsequently achieved refugee status or humanitarian protection.

      Banking: Charges

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they propose following the judgment of the Supreme Court about banks charging for overdraft facilities.

      Central Asia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether a regional approach by central Asian states would resolve current difficulties and promote economic development in the region.

      Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Horticulture) Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications under Regulation 3(2) of the Common Agricultural Policy Single Payment and Support Schemes (Horticulture) Regulations (2009/1771) were...

      Coroners: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure there is no unnecessary delay in the holding of a coroner's inquest after a death in Northern Ireland.

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (a) arrested, and (b) convicted, for membership of proscribed organisations in each year since 2001.

      Education: Chevening Scholarships

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Chevening Scholarships have been awarded in each country in central Asia; and what plans there are to increase the number

      EU: Scrutiny Override: Classified Information

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the scrutiny reserve resolution was overridden on the proposed Council Decision concerning the conclusion of the agreement between the Government of Russia and...

      Food: Horse-meat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 2 November (WA 10), how much horse meat is used in the United Kingdom as pet food; and how much of that...

      Higher Education: Migrant Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many organisations the UK Border Agency has approved to sponsor migrant students.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 6 July (WA 107-8), what is the current immigration status of the individual concerned.

      Immigration: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 6 July (WA 110), how many absconders from immigration detention centres have not been captured in each of...

      Inquiries Act 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria they use in deciding whether to establish an inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 instead of a coroner's inquest in circumstances where an inquest...

      Inquiries Act 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many deaths awaiting a coroner's inquest or in respect of which an inquest has been suspended will be referred to an inquiry established under the Inquiries...

      Internet: Radical Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom-based websites have been closed down by the police under the provisions of Section 3 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

      Internet: Radical Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom-based extremist or terrorism-related websites have been closed down by informal contact between the police and internet service providers.

      Internet: Radical Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to remove content from United Kingdom based websites which feature lectures from individuals banned from the United Kingdom.

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any (a) foreign intelligence agencies and (b) foreign law enforcement agencies have authorised access to the United Kingdom's DNA and fingerprint...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 5 October (WA 47), how the community background of members of the Northern Ireland Human Rights...

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the margin for error in their estimate in the impact assessment on the Personal Care at Home Bill of about 110,000 younger adults being eligible for free...

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their basis for the forecast in paragraph 5.10 of their assessment on the Personal Care at Home Bill that volumes of service demands would increase by 1.5...

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the Personal Care at Home Bill, local authorities will continue to have discretion over (a) setting local service eligibility criteria, and (b)...

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which items costing more than £10 million a year they plan to cut from the Department of Health budget to pay for their share of the costs of the Personal...

      Prisons: Extremism Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Bach on 12 November (WA 209) and by Lord West of Spithead on 12 November (WA 229-30), how they define "extremism".

      Railways: Contracts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what conditions train companies can refuse to run trains for a day or weekend without breaching their contracts.

      Roads: Londonderry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of the Republic of Ireland concerning the creation of a motorway from the border in Tyrone to Londonderry; and...

      Russia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Russia about the speed and simplicity of issuing visas to British nationals.

      Scottish Executive: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations have been received by the head of the Civil Service about the Permanent Secretary to the Scottish Executive; what is the nature of those...

      Swine Flu

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when suppliers of the swine flu vaccine will be made available to all children under five years of age in the British overseas territories.

      Terrorism Act 2006

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord West of Spithead on 11 November (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 801) indicating that when the Terrorism Act 2006 was passed...

      Terrorism Act 2006

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord West of Spithead on 11 November (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 801) indicating that they are in negotiations about police...

      Terrorism Act 2006

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord West of Spithead on 11 November (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 801), what assessment they have made of the effect of the...

      UN: Regional Centre for Preventative Diplomacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the short and medium term priorities of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventative Diplomacy in central Asia; what resources it needs to meet...

      Zoonoses Regulations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the fees under the Zoonoses and Animal By-Products (Fees) (England) Regulations (SI 2009/2043) are increased by 20 per cent; and why the fees under the Local...

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