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Written answers

Thursday, 10 December 2009

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Green Issues

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what payments the Church Commissioners have made to Green Issues in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has charged (a) other Government departments, (b) private sector companies and (c) foreign governments in employment costs for...

    • Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many (a) officers and (b) personnel in other ranks in each regular infantry and Royal Marine battalion were unfit for duty at the latest date...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vehicles were (a) purchased by and (b) leased by people resident in (i) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (ii)...

    • New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 583W, on work experiences: young people, how many places were...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bids her Department has received for Flexible New Deal Phase 2 contracts; and how many full-time equivalent staff in her Department...

      Remploy: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what payments Remploy has made to (a) Portland PR and (b) Greenhause Public Communication in each of the last three years; for what purposes;...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

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

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on (a) alcohol and (b) entertainment in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department has spent on (a) Ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear in the last three years for...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many questions tabled for answer on a named day his Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions his Department...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on hotel accommodation for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in each of the last five years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Department of Resources: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much money was owed to the House of Commons Department of Resources by (a) hon. Members, (b) Officers of...

    • Speaker's Adviser

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether Mr. Speaker's special adviser has claimed any expenses for travel since his appointment.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Creativity and Business International Network: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what proportion of his budget for c&binet for 2009-10 was spent on the event held at The Grove between 26 and 28 October 2009.

    • Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many days of sick leave were taken by staff in his Department and its agency in each of the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Film: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects to sign the co-production treaty concerning the film industry with the Government of Israel.

      Grayling Political Strategy: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments Arts Council East has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in...

      Olympic Legacy Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the membership is of the new Olympic Legacy board announced in his Department's press release of 2 October 2009; how many times the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

    • Employment: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Catholics and (b) Protestants were employed in the (i) private and (ii) public sectors in Northern Ireland in each of the past 30...

      Irish Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to Annex B of the St. Andrews Agreement of October 2006, what steps the Government plans to take to fulfil the commitment to...

      Northern Ireland Courts Service: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what payments the Northern Ireland Courts Service has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the...

      Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what payments the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission has made to Weber Shandwick in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to the answer of 4 November 2009, Official Report, column 1039W, on devolution (1) whether primary legislation would be...

      Terrorism: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much compensation has been paid out to those affected by terrorist activity in Northern Ireland in each year since 1979.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the effectiveness of the UK's adaptation to climate change; and if he will make a statement.

    • Food Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on country of origin food labelling.

      Waste-to-Energy Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps are being taken to increase the use of waste-to-energy plants; and if he will make a statement.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when his Department (a) concluded and (b) expects to publish its most recent assessment of the status of the Biodiversity...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures he has put in place to halt biodiversity loss beyond the expiry of the EU's 2010 targets; and if he will make a...

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of progress since February 2009 towards meeting the objectives set out in the EU's 2010 targets...

      Fisheries: White Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what consultation his Department undertook with the under 10 metre fishing industry regarding the introduction of the 500kg...

      Fisheries: White Fish

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent assessment is of the likely effects on the under 10 metre fishing industry of the introduction of the...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect of Ofwat's final determination on the ability of water companies to provide...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the chief engineers and regional engineers in each region of England are no longer in place; and what...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people are registered with Floodline Warnings Direct.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects a final national flood emergency framework to be implemented.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on flood defences in each of the last five years.

      Forests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the proposed sites for tree-planting as recommended by the National Assessment of...

      Forests: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to take steps to increase the area of woodland in the West Midlands.

      Horticulture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what measures he is considering to increase the amount of home-grown horticultural produce; and if he will make a statement.

      International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made an assessment of the outcomes of the International Union for Conservation of Nature meeting held on 26...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on consultancy fees during the selection process of the headquarters of the Marine Management...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what arrangements have been made for the temporary accommodation of Marine and Fisheries Agency staff in Newcastle before...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what expenditure has been incurred on recruitment agencies engaged to recruit staff for the Marine and Fisheries Agency in...

      Salmon: River Dee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the size of the population of salmon in the River Dee.

  • Transport

    • Bridges: Workington

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans there are to build a bailey bridge capable of taking wheeled vehicles across the River Derwent in Workington, Cumbria.

    • Bus Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what bids for funding for new and enhanced bus services for local authorities and their partners he has received under the Kickstart Bus...

      Bus Services: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has paid in grants to North East Lincolnshire local authority to provide free bus travel for pensioners in the last...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many lorry movements carrying waste from tunnelling as part of the Crossrail project he estimates will take place in each month in 2012.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport by what means (a) contaminated tunnel waste, (b) non-contaminated tunnel waste and (c) waste of indeterminate quality from the Crossrail...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what requirements he has identified for the need to stockpile waste during the construction phase of the Crossrail project.

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the (a) carbon footprint and (b) environmental sustainability of (i) the construction of Crossrail and (ii)...

      Crossrail Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what preparations have been made to reduce the effect of lorry movements associated with Crossrail construction during the London 2012...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much has been spent by his Department on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what payments the British Transport Police has made to (a) Grayling Political Strategy and (b) Politics International in the last 12...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what payments Cycling England has made to Blue Rubicon in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what payments the Civil Aviation Authority has made to (a) Waterfront Public Affairs and (b) AS Biss/Mandate Communications in the last 12...

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer of 12 May 2009, Official Report, column 645W, on departmental rail travel, whether (a) his Department's...

      East Coast Railway Line: Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent estimate he has made of the cost of refurbishing existing rolling stock on the East Coast Main Line to enable it to be used (a)...

      Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on (a) contingency plans in the event of snow and (b) the stockpiling of road...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of road traffic accidents caused by partial parking on kerbs where the kerb is higher than four...

      Transport: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent per capita on transport (a) revenue and (b) capital schemes in (i) England, (ii) each Government region and...

      Transport: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much transport spending per person by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies there was on (i) light rail, (ii) heavy rail, (iii) bus...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he will respond to question 301331, tabled by the hon. Member for South West Bedfordshire on 19 November 2009, on departmental working...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Security

      To ask the Prime Minister how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

    • Dept for Business, Innovation and Skills

      To ask the Prime Minister what assessment he has made of the (a) advantages and (b) disadvantages of the merger of the Departments for Business, Enterprise and Regulatory Reform and Innovation,...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Prime Minister what protocols have been agreed between the Government and the Iraq Inquiry on the disclosure and publication of documents provided to the Committee.

      Members: Surveillance

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 366W, on Members: surveillance, if he will provide the information requested in respect of...

      Trinidad and Tobago: Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Prime Minister what (a) discussions he had and (b) conclusions were reached at the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting in Trinidad and Tobago in 2009.

  • International Development

    • Bangladesh: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to Bangladesh to help combat the effect of climate change; and if he will make a statement.

    • Bangladesh: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance his Department is providing to Bangladesh for the construction of cyclone defences following Cyclone Sidr in 2007.

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

  • Health

    • Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent research into cerebral inhibition soothing behaviours and the compromised capacity of persons who are autistic undertaken by autism spectrum...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 17 of the Explanatory Notes for the Personal Care at Home Bill, which budgets within his Department will fund the Department's...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has allocated to the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children programme in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Mental Capacity Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions the Mental Capacity Act 2005 has been invoked in order to modify the situation pertaining to someone with disability in order to...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the level of implementation of the National Service Framework for mental health; and if he will make a statement.

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy in each primary care trust in each of the last five years.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy that monoclonal antibody therapy is available to NHS patients diagnosed with neuroblastoma.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his estimate is of the number of children who have neuroblastoma.

      Neuroblastoma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Government have allocated to research to find a cure for neuroblastoma.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the economic modelling used for the Shaping the Future of Care Together consultation.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent consideration he has given to raising the charges for lower levels of need in order to subsidise free personal care at the critical level.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.14 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill; what assessment he has made of the likely effect on small...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the purposes set out for the Personal Care at Home Bill vary between page two of the impact assessment, paragraph 7.2 of the impact...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what recent assessment he has made of the risk of catastrophic costs being...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he had with Ministerial colleagues in respect of the formulation of his policy on the provision of free personal care at home.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the likely effect of future demographic changes on the provision of free personal care; and if he will...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the geographical distribution of the provision of free personal care; and if he will make a statement.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how his Department defines eligibility in relation to the provision of free personal care; and if he will make a statement.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Christmas trees were purchased by his Department in each year since its establishment; what the cost was of those trees in...

    • Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department attended the Copenhagen Climate Change Summit; what methods of transport...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since its inception; and what the cost has been of purchasing and...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of his Department's 1st Anniversary Stakeholder Reception held on 12 October 2009.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he has taken to (a) inform interested parties of and (b) distribute his Department's publication The arrangements for the...

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what contracts his Department has with private hire taxi companies; and what expenditure his Department has incurred against each such...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what hospitality officials in his Department and its predecessors with responsibility for the two miners' compensation schemes have...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether Capita Group plc receives a financial benefit from reducing (a) the total money paid out and (b) the amount of money paid to...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what evaluation his Department has made of the effectiveness for claimants of the Coal Health Compensation Scheme.

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the merits of including in his Department's report, Appraisal of sustainability of the draft national...

      Renewable Energy: Heating

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he will be consulting on the Renewable Heat Incentive.

  • Home Department

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will publish a Government response to future recommendations from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs; (2) what factors...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of crime caused by alcohol misuse in each region in the last five years.

      Anabolic Steroids

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) cautioned, (b) arrested, (c) charged and (d) convicted of offences related to the (i) possession and (ii) supply...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of his Department's budget was allocated to tackling child abuse and the viewing of images of child abuse online in each of...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what further work he plans to undertake on the relationship between viewing images of child abuse online and child abuse.

      Crime and Disorder Act 1988

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been convicted of an offence under section 9(7) of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998 in each of the last five years.

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, from what budget the £5 million to be...

      Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to his Department's Together we can end violence against women and girls strategy, how much his Department plans to spend on...

      Crimes of Violence: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) wounding or grievous bodily harm, (b) assault with injury and (c) robbery there were involving a knife in each...

      Crimes of Violence: Retail Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions, (b) penalty notices for disorder and (c) convictions resulted from incidents of violence against retail staff in...

      Crimes of Violence: Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes were committed against taxi drivers in each region in each of the last two years.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the written ministerial statement of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 25-28WS, on DNA and fingerprint...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will bring forward proposals to amend the National DNA Database to take account of the recent ruling of the European Court of Human...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the merits of systems to enable anonymous reporting of domestic abuse.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the cost of full implementation of all of proposals of his Department's Together we can end violence...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) statutory instruments and (b) other regulations his Department has brought forward to meet obligations arising from EU law in this...

      Homophobia: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce numbers of crimes of violence with a homophobic motive in the North West.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will bring forward proposals to require the Independent Police Complaints Commission to inform his Department of the number of...

      Mephedrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the likely effects on health of the use of mephedrone as a recreational drug; what advice he has...

      Mephedrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) if he will bring forward proposals to prohibit the possession and supply of the recreational drug mephedrone; (2) what recent meetings...

      Mephedrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what plans his Department has to classify mephedrone as a controlled substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act 1971; and if he will make...

      Offences Against Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place for the sharing of information on online images of child abuse with the US authorities; and if he will make a...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a person with a complaint about a defective passport is entitled to speak to a manager at a local passport office.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to compensate those whose passport applications have been subject to (a) delays and (b) errors in processing.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports issued in each of the last three years were replaced after being reported as damaged.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on the reform of police authorities; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the crime detection rate for Essex police force was in each year since 1996-97.

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions representatives of his Department have had with representatives of Essex Police Authority since May 2008; what issues were...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when representatives of his Department last visited Essex Police Authority area; what issues were discussed; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will request the Chief Constable of Essex Police to compile a report on the (a) number and (b) location of reported anti-Semitic...

      Stop and Search: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been stopped and searched in each year since 2001; and how many of these procedures have taken place under Section 44...

      Stop and Search: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many young people under the age of 18 have been stopped and searched in each police force area under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports the Prime Minister has received on levels of corruption in the Afghanistan government.

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-36W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6W, on Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-6, on Afghanistan and Pakistan,...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what objectives he has set for the 2010 London Conference on Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, columns 327-30W, on departmental contracts, what services were...

      Bangladesh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Bangladeshi counterpart on the potential effect of sea level rises in the country.

      Bangladesh: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of people in coastal zones of Bangladesh who may be displaced as a result of...

      British Council: Stratagem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what payments the British Council has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the...

      British Overseas Territories: Cenotaph

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations the Government has received from representatives of Overseas Territories on the laying of wreaths at...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on (a) Ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear in the...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applicants for jobs in his Department have had their applications rejected on national security grounds in each year...

      EU Institutions: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was levied in fines against the UK by EU institutions in the first six months of 2009.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made recent representations to his Malaysian counterpart on Malaysia's policy on Iran's nuclear programme; and if...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Israeli government on its compliance with United Nations Security Council...

      Middle East: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of damage during Operation Cast Lead to properties constructed with public funding provided (a)...

      Moldova: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his latest assessment is of the political situation in Moldova; and if he will make a statement.

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the government of Sri Lanka to (a) release all those in internment camps and (b)...

  • Women and Equality

    • Christmas

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many Christmas trees were purchased by the Government Equalities Office in each year since its establishment; what the cost was of those trees in...

    • Dalits: Discrimination

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what research the Government Equalities Office is undertaking on the level of discrimination by caste and descent against Dalit peoples resident in the UK.

      Departmental Operating Costs

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality for what reasons year-on-year the running costs of the Government Equalities Office have increased since its inception.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many security passes her Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

  • Treasury

    • Agricultural Products: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of agricultural produce imported from Israel and checked by HM Revenue and Customs were identified as originating in Israeli...

    • Agricultural Products: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of agricultural produce imported from Israel and Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories were checked by HM...

      Child Tax Credit: Grandparents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of grandparents eligible to claim child tax credits for grandchildren in their care; and what proportion of...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much has been allocated to child trust funds in each year since 2003; and how much such funding he plans to allocate in each of the next two years.

      Cosmetics: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of cosmetics were imported from (a) Israel and (b) Israeli settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories in each of the last...

      Council Tax: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of properties which have been revalued for council tax purposes in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many security passes his Department has issued to contractors providing consultancy services in the last 12 months.

      Equitable Life Ex-gratia Payment Scheme Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what level of remuneration is being provided to Sir John Chadwick for undertaking work in order to provide advice on an ex-gratia payment scheme; and how...

      EU External Trade: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether Mitzpe Shalem is considered to be in Israel for the purposes of the EU-Israel Trade Agreement.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans he has to amend the rate of alcohol duty consequent on the return of the rate of value added tax to 17.5 per cent.; and if he will make a statement.

      Imports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what guidance HM Revenue and Customs has issued to ensure that goods or produce imported to the UK is designated according to place of production rather...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what means HM Revenue and Customs ensures that the labelling of produce in mixed consignments of imports containing produce from both Israel and from...

      Imports: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer by what mechanism HM Revenue and Customs ensures that produce identified by supermarket tracking systems as originating in Israeli settlements on the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors the Valuation Office Agency takes into account when making rating assessments for petrol filling stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he intends to take following the National Audit Office's conclusion that net lending to business by the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) will not...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many cases were handled by the Tax Credit Office in each year since 1997; (2) what percentage of cases handled by the HM Revenue and Customs were...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many complaints from members of the public the Tax Credit Office received in each year since 1997; (2) what percentage of complaints received by...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations on measures to improve fire safety his Department has received from coroners in each of the last three years.

    • Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has to transfer Fire and Rescue Service operational command and control arrangements to regional level in England.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what duties are performed by fire brigade control rooms; and if he will make a statement.

      Fire Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) genuine and (b) bogus fire emergency calls have been received in Leeds North West in each year since 2006.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost to date of the FiReControl project in the (a) South West, (b) South East, (c) East of...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department has allocated for the purposes of meeting new burden costs associated with the implementation of...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of the report by Mott McDonald on the (a) Future of Fire Service Control Rooms and...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on bonuses paid to officials of his Department who have worked on the FireControl Project team in each...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to each fire authority in each region for the purposes of meeting (a) new burdens and...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) staffing, including civil servants, temporary and agency staff, (b) secondment and (c) travel costs his Department...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff have been recruited to the regional fire control centre in (a) the South West, (b) the South East, (c) the...

      Fire Services: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost has been of establishing and operating each regional fire control room to date; and what the estimated monthly...

      Housing: Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing project developments have been approved in areas of outstanding natural beauty (a) in the first instance by...

      Housing: Fire Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the fire safety provisions and regulations relating to (a) multi-storey hostel, (b) student and (c) key...

      Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in rural areas have been demolished in each year since 1997.

      Non-domestic Rates: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities are planning to (a) remove and (b) reduce from 2009-10 levels the discretionary rate relief...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has had with the independent mapping sector on the effect on that sector of its proposals for...

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account he takes in his formulation of policy on the mapping sector of the effect on the independent mapping sector of his...

      Ordnance Survey: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments Ordnance Survey has made to Mandate Communications/AS Biss in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he...

      Right to Buy Scheme: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many right to buy sales there were in rural areas in each year since 1997; what the average discount available to buyers...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cinemas: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many cinemas have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008.

    • Death

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average age of mortality was (a) in 1996 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by her Department and its agency was in each of the last three years; (2)...

      Drinking Water

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the policy is of (a) her Department, (b) its agency and (c) its non-departmental public bodies on the provision of bottled water for official...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people are participating in each Government-supported training scheme and employment programme classified as employment for the purpose...

      Food Strategy Task Force

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the names are of each member of her Department's Food Strategy Task Force group on (a) vision and strategy, (b) joint research strategy, (c)...

      Lone Parents: Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many lone parents were in work in (a) 1998 and (b) 2005; and how many lone parents were in work in each local authority area in the North West on...

      Retail Trade: Closures

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many high street shops have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008.

      Third Sector: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Office of the Third Sector originally allocated in its budget to provide grants and funding for the voluntary and community sector for the...

      Unemployment: Graduates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of graduates were unemployed six months after obtaining their degree in each year since 1997.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) numerical and (b) percentage change in youth unemployment in Ashford constituency was in the most recent 12 months for which figures are...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will issue a letter of intent to repay capped funds withheld by the Learning and Skills Council to the training...

    • Business: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized businesses have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1...

      Business: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many restaurants and cafés have closed in (a) England and (b) North East Cambridgeshire since 1 January 2008.

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to require utility companies which operate within his Department's remit to put in place...

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in each year from 2009-10 to 2013-14; what the (a) description...

      Departmental Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what efficiency savings projects (a) his Department and (b) its agencies put in place under the Operational...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure his Department and its agencies have incurred on external legal advice and representation in each...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which five training courses funded by his Department had the highest per diem rates in the last five years.

      Estate Agents: Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate he has made of the number of estate agent practices which will be required to register with the...

      Further Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places at further education colleges were unfilled due to last minute cancellations in the last year for...

      Grocery Trade: Complaints

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department will decide on the Competition Commission's recommendation on the establishment of a Groceries...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department plans to hold (a) residential customers and (b) businesses legally responsible for the...

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on (a) performance-related pay and (b) bonuses for Learning and Skills Council staff in each...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) allocated to London Metropolitan University...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on (a) full-time, (b) part-time, (c) drop-out and (d) course completion...

      London Metropolitan University

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking following the consultants' report on the finances of London Metropolitan...

      Shops: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of high street shops which have closed in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for student loans were outstanding from the Student Loans Company on 1 December 2009.

      Unemployed: Qualifications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of unemployed people between 18 and 24 years old in England whose highest...

      Universities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with (a) the Privy Council and (b) Universities UK on the use of the title...

  • Justice

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) with reference to the answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, columns 137-8W, on penalty notices for disorder, on what date the consultation...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority takes account of budgetary constraints in determining the level of awards it wishes to make.

      Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date the Ministry of Justice issued advice to Government departments to (a) always consult his Department's Crown Dependencies Branch before...

      Domestic Violence: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of offences related to domestic violence in (a) Bolton and (b) Greater Manchester in each of the last five years.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many drivers convicted of driving without insurance in each police authority area in each year since 1997 had previous convictions for the same offence.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each police authority area were disqualified from driving as a result of drink-driving offences in each of the last 10 years.

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each region of England have been convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in each of...

      Drugs: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been found guilty of offences of drug (a) possession and (b) dealing in (i) Sussex and (ii) Lewes constituency in each year since 1997.

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what arrangements have been made to enable members of the armed forces to participate in the 2010 general election through (a) campaign contact by...

      Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 8 June 2009, Official Report, columns 768-70W, on fines, for what reason the publication of data for 2008 on penalty...

      Freedom of Information: Network Rail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reason Network Rail was not made subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 as a result of his recent review of the scope...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

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

      Information Commissioner's Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of people working in the Information Commissioner's Office are secondees from (a) his Department, (b) the Cabinet Office...

      Information Commissioner's Office: Secondment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in work group six in the Information Commissioner's Office are secondees from the (a) Cabinet Office and (b) Ministry of Justice.

      Judiciary: Criminal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of members of the judiciary have a criminal record; and how many members of the judiciary have been dismissed for committing...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice where each (a) community legal aid centre and (b) community legal advice network is located.

      Members Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost has been of establishing the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (IPSA) including preparation of the report by the Committee on...

      Prisons: Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contingency plans his Department has for the eventuality of a strike by prison officers in England and Wales.

      Prosecutions: Animal welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many animal cruelty convictions there were in courts in North Yorkshire in each year since 1996.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of serious sexual assault in each region in each of the last two years.

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were (a) prosecuted for and (b) convicted of (i) assault and (ii) sexual assault on teachers in each region in each of the last two years.

      Solicitors Regulation Authority: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what payments the Solicitors Regulation Authority has made to Lexington in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a...

      Victims Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what remuneration the chair of the Victims Advisory Panel receives; (2) how many people worked for the Victims Advisory Panel in each of the last...

      Young Offenders: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether offenders under the age of 24 years who are directed to participate in a training course may do so (a) in addition to a community sentence or...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the role and establishment of (a) the FV430, and (b) the Bulldog, range of armoured vehicles in the British Army. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

    • Carers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report by Oxfam entitled Who Cares? about protecting United Kingdom care workers from exploitation; and whether they will extend the...

      Children, Schools and Families Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the impact assessment for the Children, Schools and Families Bill does not include a disability impact assessment or a race impact assessment.

      Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the acidification of waters around the United Kingdom coastline on maritime carbon dioxide emissions.

      Climate Change: Sea Temperatures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what increases in sea surface temperatures they anticipate in (a) 2015-20, and (b) 2020-25.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the recent public consultation on coastal protection schemes will be extended to cover all localities where the public has made suggestions.

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the implications on spending on counter-terrorism of the reduction of the national terrorism threat level on 20 July.

      Digital Economy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have sought the advice of Sir Tim Berners-Lee, the adviser to the Minister for the Cabinet Office on public information delivery, on clauses 4 to 20...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any campaign to harass Graham Badman or other officials or ministers associated with his Review of Elective Home Education in England.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, under the Children, Schools and Families Bill, a local authority will have the right to refuse permission to home educate if a parent refuses to allow the...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the responses by Birmingham City Council to the questionnaires sent out by the Badman Review of...

      Education: Post-16 Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to press notice 2009/0230 issued by the Department for Children, Schools and Families on 30 November, whether they expect local authorities to...

      Education: Post-16 Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which (a) schools, and (b) colleges, received funding from the 16-19 capital fund in each of the past four years for which figures are available; and what funding...

      Education: Post-16 Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes have been made in the past three years to the guidance provided to local authorities when considering whether to approve an application from a school...

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that those in full-time training to serve in the Armed Forces are registered to vote. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 1 December (HL18), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority would consider that a researcher...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 1 December (WA 20), what representations the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority would make to a...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 1 December (WA 21), which professional bodies have issued advice recommending that the production of 44 eggs...

      Energy: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Health and Safety Executive about designating carbon capture and storage in the same way as dangerous fluids requiring...

      Energy: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will introduce to ensure that carbon capture technology companies make adequate provision for safe storage and sealing of carbon,...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the financial framework for encouraging companies to invest in new nuclear power plants in the United Kingdom.

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the commercial viability of using recovered fuel oil in place of other fuels with a greater carbon footprint.

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent of illegal dumping of waste oil; and whether the development of a market for recovered fuel oil would alleviate that...

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether recovered fuel oil is exported from the United Kingdom for use as a fuel in other European Union member states.

      Equality: Life Expectancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 2 December (WA 46) stating that specific groups experience disadvantage based upon their innate...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to see a reduction in the number of United Kingdom domestic properties at risk from river, sea and surface water flooding.

      Food: Salt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider methods for reducing the salt content of children's food below 3 grams for five year-olds, 5 grams for seven-to-ten year-olds, and 6...

      Government Network Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State at Communities and Local Government, Ms Rosie Winterton, on 12 June (Official Report, House of Commons,...

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual cost of welfare payments to (a) Gurkha ex-servicemen settled in the United Kingdom, (b) dependants of such soldiers who have emigrated to the...

      Health: Autologous Therapy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in developing autologous therapy for NHS patients, particularly in heart attack and similar cases.

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to make it a requirement to provide ovarian cancer screening for women.

      Health: Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) is categorised as a non-organic disease; whether they plan to review that categorisation; and what are the treatments available...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance is available to destitute people who are not allowed to access benefits.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at Communities and Local Government, Mr Ian Austin, on 12 October (Official Report,...

      Housing: Gardens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether domestic gardens are designated as brownfield land for planning purposes; and, if so, whether they will alter that designation.

      Immigration: General Perez Musharraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the immigration application of General Pervez Musharraf has followed the standard process.

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to end the practice of holding children in immigration detention centres.

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for releasing Eritrean nationals held in immigration detention centres, in particular those who have claimed asylum.

      Interception of Communications

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their timetable for taking forward the Interception Modernisation Programme and the Mastering the Internet programme.

      Internet: Deep Packet Inspection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 12 October (WA 12), whether they are still considering how Deep Packet Inspection technologies...

      Internet: Google Earth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they authorised Google Earth to photograph streets in the United Kingdom for publication on the internet; and, if so, whether it was a requirement of that...

      NHS: Foundation Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on how may occasions in the tax year 2008-2009 ministers rejected recommendations by competent NHS appointed bodies to remove (a) a chairman, or (b) a chief...

      NHS: Race and Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which NHS organisations in the south east coast region have not met their obligations under the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Equality Act 2006.

      Pakistan: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether immigration applications of Pakistanis who have been victims of torture have followed the standard process.

      Police: Tasers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds they allow the import of electroshock guns (Tasers) by the police from the United States and other countries, in view of them and their components...

      Prisons: HMP Wayland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase the resources provided for healthcare at Her Majesty's Prison Wayland following the increase in the population of prisoners there since 2006.

      Sport and Recreation: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister and Communities and Local Government provided for local authority sporting and recreational provision in each year...

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