Written answers

Monday, 14 December 2009

  • Scotland

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many Christmas trees were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years; what the cost was of those trees in each year; from where the...

    • Christmas

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what the cost to the public...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in each...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks his Department has recorded as having been (i) lost and (ii) stolen (A) in...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in his Department in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the cost to...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many overseas training courses were attended by his Department's civil servants in the latest period for which figures are available; how many civil...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much his Department spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (a) subject and (b) location of each away day was.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many and what percentage of parliamentary questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a...

      Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last visited Dungavel Immigration Removal Centre on official business.

      Excise Duties: Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will discuss with the Chancellor of the Exchequer the merits of reducing the rate of fuel duty levied in rural areas of Scotland.

  • Transport

    • Civil Servants: Allowances

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the business expenses incurred by senior civil servants in his Department will be published on his Department's website.

    • Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the total basic pay bill was of members of the senior civil service within his Department in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the mean average percentage pay increase for members of the senior civil service in his Department was in 2009.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what redesigns of websites operated by the Office of Rail Regulation have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) purchases of and (b) bills for use of (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile telephones in (A) 2008-09...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage pay increase the Chief Executive of each of his Department's agencies received in 2009.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent in Wales in each financial year since 1997; and what major projects in Wales received funding from his...

      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, if he will place in the Library a...

      Departmental Scientists

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

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date he last travelled by (a) bus and (b) taxi in the course of his official duties.

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Office of Rail Regulation has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years.

      Lorries: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for each year from 1997 to date, how many operating licences for road hauliers have been extant; and how many vehicles were registered under...

      M6: Walsall

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 37W, on the M6: Walsall, whether the Chief Executive of the Highways...

      Piracy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department holds on the number of pirate attacks that have been recorded in each region of the world in each year since...

      Public Transport: Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much direct Government funding has been allocated to public transport schemes in (a) Merseyside, (b) Manchester and (c) West...

      Railway Stations: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what assessment his Department has made of the proportion of financial support for station improvements identified for priority...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reason the target of 25 new light rail schemes by 2010 was abandoned; and how many such schemes he is now progressing.

      Road Traffic Control

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effect on traffic volume of the introduction of speed bumps in residential roads of less than...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many accidents involving vehicles in the other motor vehicle category have been recorded by his Department in each of the last...

      Roads: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many new (a) bypasses and (b) major local road schemes he plans to construct by 2015.

      Speed Limits: Cameras

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many speed cameras were deployed in each local authority area in Wales in each year since 1997; and how much revenue there was from...

      Transport: Planning

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to ensure that any planning application for a major transport matter will continue to be subject to the public...

      Underground Railways: Tyne and Wear

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his agreement is required before the Tyne and Wear Metro concession is awarded.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what payments the Olympic Delivery Authority has made to Mandate/AS Biss in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if she will place in the Library a copy...

    • Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 3 February 2009, Official Report, column 976W, on departmental public...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics who is responsible for the planning of sports events in the Olympic Park after the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: River Thames

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will make an assessment of the economic effects on businesses of the closure of sections of the River Thames for the duration of the rowing events at...

  • Wales

    • Chief Information Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on what pay band his Department's chief information officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and what...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many Christmas trees were purchased by his Department in each of the last five years; what the cost was of those trees in each year; from where the...

      Christmas

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what the cost to the public purse...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in each...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the public...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Wales 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 which...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department has spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (a) subject and (b) location of each away day was.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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.

      Out of Area Treatment

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Birds: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the report commissioned from the Farm and Wildlife Advisory Group by Natural England into the effect of...

    • Commission for Rural Communities: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what public relations companies the Commission for Rural Communities has hired in the last three years; at what cost; for...

      Commission for Rural Communities: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what public affairs companies the Commission for Rural Communities has engaged in the last three years; at what cost and for...

      Common Land: Property Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what changes he plans to propose to guidelines on town and village greens to prevent their application to land which already...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the rules of his Department and its agencies are on the use of work computers for personal communication.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments the National Forest has made to Cavendish Communications and Cavendish Public Affairs in the last 12 months;...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments the Waste and Resources Action Programme has made to Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months; for what purpose;...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments British Waterways has made to (a) Four Communications, (b) Cavendish Communications and (c) Atherton...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments the Commission for Rural Communities has made to Connect Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what decisions have been made on amending emergency regulations to increase the minimum amount of water to be provided in an...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the number of homes at risk of (a) coastal and (b) inland flooding in each region.

      Fly Tipping: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of incidents of fly-tipping in the London Borough of Bexley in each of the last three...

      Food Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding his Department allocated to research on food sustainability in each year since 2001; and how much such...

      Forests: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to reduce the spread of pests and diseases of woodland trees.

      Hydrofluorocarbons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the amount of hydrofluorocarbon emissions which would be saved by (a) reducing the use...

      Hydrofluorocarbons: Government Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress by departments in reducing the use of hydrofluorocarbons on their estate; and...

      Metals: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to extend the end of waste criteria for the purposes of including recycled metal.

      Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will list all guidance issued to Natural England under section 16 of the Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act...

      Organic Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been paid to farmers migrants under the Organic Farming Scheme since 2003.

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reason guidance to retailers on the voluntary labelling of products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank no...

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the contribution of the Minister of State of 2 December 2009, Official Report, column 106WH, if he will...

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress his Department has made on developing guidance on the labelling of food products sold in England which are...

      Rural Development Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was spent by Natural England on administering the Regional Development Programme for England (RDPE) on behalf of his...

      Rural Development Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much matched funding and other Treasury funding has been committed to the Rural Development Programme for England (RDPE);...

      Scientists

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

      Waste and Resources Action Programme: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 13 July 2009, Official Report,...

      Waste Disposal: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations he has received on the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations...

      Waste Disposal: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what methodology his Department used to estimate the costs for policy option three as referred to in the Explanatory...

      Waste Disposal: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of metals recycling businesses which will experience a net financial (a) benefit and...

      Waste Disposal: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to issue guidance on individual exemptions that arise as a result of the Environmental Permitting (England and...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of rivers he expects to meet the criteria for the classification of good ecological status under the European...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that it meets the requirements of the European water framework directive by the...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether the final river basin management plans will include mechanisms relating to diffuse pollution.

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many rivers he expects to be subject to a reduction of abstraction pressure during the first round of implementation of...

      Water: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to produce implementation plans under the EU Water Framework Directive for steps to be taken at local level...

  • Northern Ireland

    • 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 Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purposes...

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent progress has been made on devolution of responsibility for criminal justice and policing in Northern Ireland; and if he will make a...

      Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, columns 902-04W, on the Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry, under what budget...

      Chief Inspector of Criminal Justice for Northern Ireland: Stratagem

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what payments the Criminal Justice Inspection has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the...

      Crimes of Violence

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

      Departmental Freedom of Information

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to...

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what percentage of parliamentary questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a...

      Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what payments the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Children and Young People has made to Chambré Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for...

      Security Forces Collusion With Loyalist Terrorists Enquiry: Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether a member of the Stevens Inquiry team has been awarded a payment in respect of a work-related stress condition while working in Northern...

      Young People: Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many school pupils in Northern Ireland were convicted of (a) a motoring offence that resulted in a fatality and (b) careless driving in...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the House of Commons Commission has engaged any (a) public relations firms and (b) consultancies in...

    • Speaker's Adviser

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission with reference to the answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1039-40W, on the Speaker, for how...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England: Administration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England has spent on administration costs in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

    • Arts Council England: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 374W, on Arts Council England: reorganisation, how much will be...

      Arts Council England: Conditions of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with Arts Council England on (a) the final severance and (b) pension arrangements for outgoing...

      Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the size of Arts Council England's pension fund deficit is; what it was in each year since 2000; and if he will make a statement.

      Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding Arts Council England has received from the National Lottery in each of the last five financial years.

      Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding Arts Council England has received from his Department through grant-in-aid in each of the last five financial years.

      Arts Council England: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the pension arrangements are for (a) senior staff and (b) other employees of Arts Council England; and if he will make a statement.

      Arts Council England: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will meet the Chief Executive of Arts Council England to discuss the organisation's pension fund deficit.

      Bookmakers: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will instruct the Gambling Commission to undertake a study of the effect on betting exchanges of persons operating as unlicensed...

      Copyright: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence between Ministers in his Department and (a) the Federation...

      Copyright: Music

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials have held with representatives from (i) the Federation Against Copyright Theft, (ii)...

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on artwork in the last 12 months; and what works of art were purchased.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what the cost...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been carried out since 27 June 2007; what the cost...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many staff of his Department were in its redeployment pool on 1 (a) January, (b) April, (c) July and (d) October 2009.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the National Lottery Commission has made to Hill and Knowton in each of the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Departmental Public Relations

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

      Departmental Publicity

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many overseas training courses were attended by his Department's civil servants in the latest period for which figures are...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what percentage of parliamentary questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09...

      Gambling Commission: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the Gambling Commission paid in staff travel costs in respect of commuting between London and Birmingham in the last 12 months...

      Government Art Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many items from the Government Art Collection have been loaned to public galleries in each of the past 10 years; and how many items...

      Government: Assets

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

      Licensing Laws

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many applications for licences to sell alcohol by a person who had previously held a licence were refused in each of the last three...

      National Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the projections in Table 2.9 of Budget 2009, how much he expects to be in the National Lottery Distribution Fund in...

      Playing Fields: Schools

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

      Royal Parks: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) primary and (b) secondary legislation would be required to introduce car parking charges in those Royal Parks where charging...

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what recent assessment he has made of the level of associated expenditure in local economies from visitors in self-catering...

      Tourism: VAT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the application of a reduced rate of value added tax to visitor attractions, catering and...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Better Communication Action Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in implementing the Better Communication Action Plan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects work to begin on the new build elements of the Building Schools for the Future programmes in Pendle at (a) Colne...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether any contracts between Capita Group plc and his Department and its predecessors have been cancelled before completion since...

      Capita

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions Capita Group plc tendered for contracts let by his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether ContactPoint users are trained in the detection and removal of malware.

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has allocated to the National Childminding Association for the delivery of consultancy services to...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of childminders who are not registered with Ofsted.

      Children: Homelessness

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      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to (a) improve and (b) encourage information sharing between (i) local authorities, (ii)...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on when to initiate child protection procedures.

      Christmas

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

      Community Relations: Religion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1120W, on "Community Relations: Faith Schools", if he...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on energy bills in respect of its estate in each year since its inception; and how much he expects...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated for the (a) Parent Know How campaign, (b) child development grant, (c) training...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has allocated to (a) the Graduate Leader Fund, (b) extending the free early learning entitlement to 38...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on the (a) Childcare Sufficiency and Access Grant, (b) Sure Start Children's Centre, (c) Sure...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department plans to spend on the Aiming Higher for Disabled Children block of the Sure Start, Early Years and...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessors spent on (a) purchasing and (b) bills for (i) Blackberrys and (ii) other mobile...

      Departmental Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the operational costs of his Department's press office have been in each year since its inception; and how much he expects...

      Departmental Recruitment

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

      Departmental Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what weight of paper his Department has recycled in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Working Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of staff of his Department and its non-departmental public bodies work flexibly or part-time; and...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16-year-olds completed an OCR National Certificate in each subject in each of the last five years.

      Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what his Department's most recent estimate is of the average class size in secondary schools; (2) what his Department's...

      EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) statutory instruments and (b) other regulations his Department has brought forward in this Parliament to meet...

      Every Child A Talker Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what proportion of money from the Every Child A Talker programme has been allocated to (a) local authorities and (b)...

      Extracurricular Activities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) out-of-school and (b) holiday play schemes there were in (i) each local authority area in the north-west and (ii)...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many assessments of friends and family foster carers were carried out in each (a) region and (b) local authority area...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students in school sixth forms were entitled to free school meals in the latest 12 month period...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools the proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals has decreased by more...

      Free School Meals: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to the public purse was of free school meals in (a) all schools and (b) school sixth forms in the last year for...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils attended maintained mainstream schools at which fewer than (a) one per cent., (b) five per cent. and (c) 10 per...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of children in care achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics but...

      GCSE: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of (a) key stage 2 pupils reached level 4 in English and mathematics and (b) GCSE pupils achieved at least five...

      Gifted Children: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils at schools in Ashford constituency have participated in the gifted and talented programme in each of the...

      Graham Badman: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to what positions his Department and its agencies have (a) appointed and (b) re-appointed Graham Badman CBE in the last five...

      Office for Criminal Justice Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 799W, on "Office for Criminal Justice Reform", for what...

      Physical Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated for the encouragement of physical exercise for pupils in...

      Playgrounds: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department has allocated for (a) the construction and renewal of playgrounds and (b) new adventure playgrounds...

      Pre-School Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns 219-20W, on pre-school education, how many Steiner...

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will estimate the cost of extending the pre-school entitlement for three to five year olds to 48 weeks a year; and if he...

      Residence Orders: Guardianship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in respect of how many children of each year of age special guardianship orders have been made in each year since 2006.

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many local education authorities have a percentage of surplus places of at least 10; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Enfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Enfield North constituency and (b) the London borough of Enfield are below the National Challenge...

      Schools: Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of schools at risk of flooding.

      Schools: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many rural (a) primary and (b) secondary schools have closed in each year since 1997.

      Secondary Education: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per student funding was in comprehensive secondary schools of (a) less than 100, (b) 100 to 199, (c) 200 to...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the written ministerial statement of 13 November 2008, Official Report, columns 61-2WS, on secondary school...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools for children with emotional, behavioural and social difficulties there are in (a) England, (b) Essex and (c)...

      Special Educational Needs: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families from what budgets funding is drawn for (a) improved special educational needs (SEN) training, (b) the Achievement for All...

      Special Educational Needs: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many posts there were for learning support assistants in (a) young offender institutions and (b) secure training centres in...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many Sure Start centres are (a) in operation and (b) under construction; and if he will make a statement; (2) how...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many Sure Start outreach workers there are in each local authority area; (2) what his most recent estimate is of the...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what operating budget was allocated to Sure Start centres in each of the last three years; and how much he expects to be allocated...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average cost of opening a new Sure Start centre is; (2) how much his Department has spent on opening new Sure...

      Teachers: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession through his Department's Career Transition Partnership in...

      Teachers: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession in each year for which figures are available.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many mainstream maintained (a) secondary and (b) primary schools have no male teachers.

      Teachers: Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) chemistry, (b) biology and (c) physics initial teacher training entrants were recruited by the Training and...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many agreements with initial teacher training providers (a) the Training and Development Agency for Schools and its...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether formal training in recognising and dealing with all forms of bullying is offered to all trainee teachers in each of the...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he will respond to question 301338, tabled by the hon. Member for South-West Bedfordshire on 19 November 2009, on...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many referral orders relating to children aged (a) 10 or 11, (b) 12 to 14 and (c) 15 to 17 years old have been (i) issued...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Plants

      To ask the Leader of the House how much her Office spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.

  • Prime Minister

    • Chequers

      To ask the Prime Minister which special advisers have been admitted to (a) the grounds and (b) the premises of Chequers on occasions when the Prime Minister (i) was and (ii) was not present in...

    • Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting

      To ask the Prime Minister (1) what discussions he had in the margins of the recent Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting on Trinidad and Tobago with Prime Ministers of those Commonwealth...

      Foreign Relations: Spain

      To ask the Prime Minister what discussions he has had with his Spanish counterpart on admitting Spain as a full member of the G20.

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the Prime Minister for what reasons legislation to implement the recommendations of the Committee on Standards in Public Life on hon. Members' expenses and allowances was not included in...

      Parliamentary Private Secretaries

      To ask the Prime Minister with reference to his answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 18 June 2009, Official Report, column 454W, on parliamentary private secretaries, when he expects...

  • Home Department

    • Student Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the system for processing student visa applications.

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to appoint a Chair of the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

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

      Animal Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many procedures were approved under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in (a) 2007 and (b) 2008.

      Violent Crime: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the incidence of violent crime in Lancashire over the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether legal provisions are in place to prevent (a) the preaching of hatred and (b) incitement to commit criminal acts against the Jewish...

      Asylum: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 206W, on asylum: Democratic Republic of Congo, how many investigations...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers were supported in accommodation in each parliamentary constituency in Scotland on the latest date for which figures...

      Capita

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

      Christmas

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

      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...

      Departmental Assets

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Putney of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 856W, on IT systems, (1) on what...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) are employed by and (b) work for his Department.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of his Department were in its redeployment pool on 1 (a) January, (b) April, (c) July and (d) October 2009.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by press officers in his Department in each of the last three financial years.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has commissioned on public attitudes to migrant populations in the last five years.

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Ministers in his Department have signed authorisations for the continued detention of children at immigration removal centres beyond...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK Border Agency has made any arrangements in respect of children detained at immigration removal centres during Christmas 2009.

      Detention Centres: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many families he expects to be detained at immigration removal centres during Christmas 2009.

      Detention Centres: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) male and (b) female staff are employed at each immigration removal centre.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 888-9W, on entry clearances, whether the net value of revenue accrued in...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were granted student visas in the last (a) 12 months and (b) five years.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visas were granted to people from each non-EU country in the last five years.

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many appeals there were against the refusal of an application for a visit visa from a Pakistani national in each year between 2004 and...

      Heads of Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of former foreign Heads of Government who are resident in the UK; and whether any cost arising from...

      Identity and Passport Service: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Identity and Passport Service has made any payments to (a) political consultancies, (b) external public relations firms and...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) male and (b) female detainees are held at each immigration removal centre.

      Immigrants: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of the Regional Strategic Migration Partnership was in each region in each year since such partnerships have operated; and what...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of applications for a residence card as the spouse of an EEA national remained outstanding six months after the...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 948W, on immigration controls, for what reasons the verification...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which colleges have had their licences to sponsor students under Tier 4 of the points-based immigration system (a) revoked and (b) suspended.

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Epsom and Ewell (Chris Grayling) of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1139-40W,...

      Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 213W, on overseas students, when he expects the review of approval...

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the turnover rate of staff of each grade employed by the Independent Police Complaints Commission was in the last six months; (2)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he will reply to the hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood's letter of 28 July 2009 on the case of Rochelle Riley, reference B27707/9.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter of 15 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr M. Jilani.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he intends to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mrs. Gul Bano.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 22 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Mr. Khalid Iqbal Choudhry.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 21 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Ms. S Saeed.

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prolific and priority offenders are targeted by police in (a) North Northamptonshire Basic Command Unit, (b) Northamptonshire and...

      Police Community Support Officers: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budget he has allocated for pump-priming the provision of community support officers in North Yorkshire in the next 12 months; and if he...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the costs of providing policing in Essex were in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many officers of each rank in Essex police have voluntarily ceased employment, excluding redundancy, since April 2009; [R] (2) how...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many officers at each rank were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in Essex police in each of the last three...

      Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government have a policy on future population (a) growth and (b) size in the UK.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for the UK of the report and recommendations of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts with a monetary value of over £5 million the UK Border Agency and its predecessors have signed in each of the last...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what UK Border Agency (a) outsourced services with an annual monetary value of over £250,000 and (b) information technology systems...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in the UK Border Agency were classified as having non-jobs on (a) 1 April 2008, (b) 1 October 2008, (c) 1 April 2009 and...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what performance targets the UK Border Agency has set for its senior civil service members in 2009.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of UK Border Agency staff have financial targets in their performance management objectives; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff were working at each grade in the UK Border Agency on 1 November 2009.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many projects in progress at the UK Border Agency on 1 November 2009 did not have (a) signed-off business cases and (b) end dates; and...

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished admission episodes to hospital there were in each strategic health authority area (a) in total and (b) per 100,000 of the population...

    • Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the terms of reference of the national ambulance service management group.

      Ambulance Services: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many requests for funding for protective vests for ambulance personnel have been made to his Department in the last two years; (2) what trials...

      Ambulances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many ambulance vehicles are based in each English county; what the ratio of ambulances to people is in each county; and if he will make a statement.

      Animals: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were treated by the National Health Service in each of the last five years for conditions contracted from animal faeces in public places.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with which Ministerial colleagues in each Department he has discussed the development in other Government Departments of the Government's autism strategy.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements his Department has made to involve external stakeholders in the post-consultation development of the Government's autism strategy.

      Back Pain: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was to receive a spinal injection for the treatment of back pain conditions in each London acute hospital in the latest...

      Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he was first informed by Monitor of changes to its assessment of the quality of governance at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Foundation Trust.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what criteria were employed by the National Cancer Action Team during the decision-making process on a regional centre for head and neck cancer services...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has made for the future of acute hospital cancer services in Worcestershire; (2) what assessment he has made of the effects of...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what dates the Three Counties Cancer Network received submissions on the head and neck cancer treatment submissions from (a) Worcestershire Royal...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the report of the National Cancer Action Team on head and neck cancer services in Worcestershire, Herefordshire and...

      Consultants: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacant posts there are for accident and emergency consultants at each London acute hospital trust; and what proportion these figures represent of...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) remit, (b) work programme and (c) membership is of the ministerial taskforce on dementia research; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in each...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Fareham of 1 September 2008, Official Report, column 1688W, on Government communications, what the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what re-designs of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the public...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has allocated to Maternity Matters programmes in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has allocated for NHS Baby Lifecheck in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the NHS Supply Chain has made to Fleishman-Hillard in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has made to (a) Weber Shandwick Public Affairs and (b) Citigate Public Affairs...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the Food Standards Agency has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the Food Standards Agency has made to Edelman in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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 Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 934W, on departmental ministerial duties, at what time on 27 October 2009 the...

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of people attending accident and emergency departments in each region with (a) drug-related...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what proportion of Family Nurse Partnership programme staff are health visitors; (2) what the estimated total cost is of providing the Family Nurse...

      Health Services: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) planned and (b) unannounced inspection visits the Care Quality Commission has conducted in each month since its inception; and how many (i)...

      Health Visitors: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors have been employed in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex in each year since 1997.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much on average it cost his Department to fund a one-year degree-level health visitor course for a qualified nurse in 2008-09.

      Health Visitors: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department incurred on training and professional development for health visitors in the last three years.

      Hearing Aids: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was to receive a digital hearing aid in each London primary care trust (PCT) area in the latest period for which information...

      Hospital Beds: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many times patients requiring intensive care services have been unable to obtain an intensive care bed at each London acute hospital in the last 12 months.

      Hospital Beds: Surrey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many beds there were in community hospitals in (a) Surrey, (b) Guildford and (c) Waverley in each year since 2001; (2) how many beds in...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) attendances at accident and emergency departments and (b) emergency admissions to other hospital departments were recorded in each month of...

      Hospitals: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many accident and emergency staff in hospitals in each region were assaulted while on duty in each of the last three years.

      Hospitals: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios for each general hospital in England.

      Impact Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Regulatory Impact Assessments published by his Department have considered (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four policy options since 1997.

      Knives: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were admitted to (a) the Royal Sussex Hospital, Brighton, (b) the Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne and (c) the Princess...

      Lancashire Primary Care Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the number of people being treated for depression in Lancashire primary care trust.

      Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how long it took in each case between the completion of an impact assessment relating to each Bill sponsored by his Department and First Reading of that...

      Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the recommendations of the NHS Neonatal Taskforce will be included as indicators in the 2009-10 NHS Operating Framework.

      Mental Capacity Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) statutory instruments, (b) departmental circulars and (c) other documents he (i) has issued in the last 12 months and (ii) plans to issue in...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how the Government will fulfil those commitments made in the National Service Framework for mental health that have not yet been fully implemented.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Choose and Book system does not include mental health services; and in what ways the New Horizons initiative will address this issue.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in what way the New Horizons initiative will clarify entitlements to support and treatment for those with mental health problems.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how his Department is involving service users in designing Payment by Results for mental health.

      MMR Vaccine: Basingstoke

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of children in Basingstoke under the age of five years received two doses of MMR vaccine in each quarter of the last 10 years.

      NHS Business Services Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to withhold approval from the NHS Business Services Authority for the outsourcing of its IT and dental services contract...

      NHS Direct: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Central Office of Information press release of 17 July 2008 entitled NHS Direct Unveils New Identity, what the cost to the public...

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account will be taken of patient safety within the health impact assessment element of the overall impact assessment accompanying the forthcoming...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each NHS trust and NHS foundation trust in England received for the provision of private patient services in the latest period for which figures...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much debt each NHS trust in England has; and how much each NHS trust in England has spent on debt interest in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the financial performance of each London (a) acute hospital trust and (b) primary care trust.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what legal firms his Department used to draft the contracts for the National Programme for IT; and for what period each was contracted.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the result was of the Strategic Review of Collaborative Procurement in the NHS; and if he will publish the report of the review.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the terms of reference are of the joint OGC and NHS Purchasing Supply Review; when the review will be completed; and whether the results of the...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on how many occasions he has been informed by (a) strategic health authorities and (b) non-departmental public bodies of (i) patient safety concerns and...

      Nurses: Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bank or agency nurses are engaged by each London acute hospital trust; and what proportion this figure represents of the nursing staff in each...

      Nurses: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what expenditure his Department incurred on training and professional development for nurses in the last three years.

      Oesophagectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to continue minimally-invasive oesophagectomy (MIO) research conducted at the Royal Devon and Exeter hospital in the event that MIO...

      Oesophagectomy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the long-term survival rate for (a) minimally-invasive oesophagectomy and (b) open oesophagectomy is; (2) what the mortality rate for (a)...

      Patient Choice Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who has responsibility within the NHS for judging a patient's entitlement and eligibility to use the patient transfer service; (2) which NHS bodies...

      Plastic Surgery: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of websites advertising botulinum toxin, fillers and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures for sale...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the spending per head on GP-prescribed (a) tranquillisers and (b) anti-depressants was in (i) each primary care trust area and (ii) England in each...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 547W, on prescriptions: fees and charges, how many patients have identified cancer...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department expects to (a) publish and (b) respond to Professor Ian Gilmore's review of prescription charges.

      Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) funding and (b) capital funding allocation was made to each hospital site within the Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust in each...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the working data and assumptions behind table 1 in the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, from which pages of the English Longitudinal Study of Aging Wave 3...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what methodology was used to calculate the number of people...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to table 2 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reasons the figure given for informal care switchers is 50...

      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 estimate that 5 per cent. of people would have...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to paragraph 4.5 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what estimate he has made of the number of people who constitute...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.25 of the Impact Assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what the two supply-side failures referred to are.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the change in the number of assessments conducted by local authorities as a result of enactment of the proposals set out in...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.25 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what assessment he has made of the extent to which people...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 5.27 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, how many times impact assessments conducted by his...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) factors he took into account and (b) research his Department undertook in determining the scope of his legislative proposals relating to...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 6.2 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, for what reason the distributional effect of providing...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has made an estimate of the average volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from reablement schemes as set out in the Personal...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 6.3 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, how many impact assessments conducted by his Department since...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 7.5 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, what estimate he has made of the differences in levels of...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill, if he will publish in full modelling commissioned by his Department from the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent revisions have been made to the financial assumptions underpinning the Government's financial modelling for a National Care Service as a...

      South East Coast Strategic Health Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the capitation cost of the chairman of the South East Coast strategic health authority was in the last year for which figures are available; and how...

      South East Coast Strategic Health Authority: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) budgeted and (b) outturn expenditure of the NHS South East Coast health authority was in each of the last four years.

      South East Coast Strategic Health Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary of the chief executive of the NHS South East Coast health authority is.

      Surgery: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to refer the CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery system to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for evaluation.

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1183W, on swine flu: vaccination, what criteria his Department provided to...

      Therapy: Domestic Violence

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps the Government plan to take to monitor and seek to reduce levels of anti-Semitism overseas; and if he will make a...

    • Australia: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of incidents of anti-Semitism in Australia; whether he has had recent discussions with the...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the number of trade unionists murdered in Colombia in the last 12 months; what steps he is...

      Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made an assessment of the findings of the UN report on allegations of illegal funding of the FDLR on an...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcome was of his Department's analysis of responses to the public consultation on possible legislation in respect of...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of staff of his Department who (a) have been employed in the middle east and south Asia...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on gilding in the most recent 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Security

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

      Honduras: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what observations were made by UK representatives of the presidential election in Honduras on 29 November 2009; and what...

      Honduras: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department provided assistance to international missions to monitor the conduct of the recent presidential election...

      Illegal Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the comments of the Minister for Care Services in Progress magazine on 26 March 2008, how many foreign...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he will reply to the hon. Member for Weston-Super-Mare's letters of 25 August, 1 October and 2 November 2009 on behalf of...

      Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Prime Minister plans to visit (a) Gaza and (b) Israel, including the Karni crossing.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the discovery by Israel Defence Forces (IDF) of three explosive devices in the West Bank on...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the number of rockets held by Hezbollah in Lebanon that are capable of reaching (a)...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Government of Israel on (a) the use of sand pits to hold Palestinian detainees and (b)...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the conclusion of the report of the UN fact finding mission on the Gaza conflict in respect of...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the blockade of Gaza by (a) HM Ambassador to Israel and (b) HM Consul General to the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice he has received on whether (a) Israel, (b) Hamas and (c) Egypt are in breach of the terms of UN Security Council...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the Gaza blockade on efforts to reach peace in the middle east.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take to end the blockade of Gaza.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last requested the Israeli government to end the blockade of Gaza.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the (a) number of rockets or mortars fired from the Gaza strip into Israel and (b) injuries...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) the number of incidents of (i) Israeli military incursions, (ii) rocket mortar or tank fire...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions in 2009 at the Erez crossing (a) British and (b) EU diplomats were shot at by Israeli or Palestinian...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether HM Ambassador to Israel plans to (a) support and (b) attend the Gaza freedom march on 31 December 2009.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he and (b) his representatives have had with the UN Secretary-General on the publication of the UN...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions (a) he and (b) the Prime Minister have raised Gaza access issues with their Israeli counterparts; and on...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on Israeli controls on access to Gaza.

      Middle East: Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to his statement in The Sunday Times of 6 January 2008, when he expects the planned increase in numbers of...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the part the Government are playing in the middle east peace process.

      South Caucasus Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to visit the South Caucasus group of countries to discuss (a) bi-lateral relations and (b) broader global...

      UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions the UK delegation to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has included a Minister since 1997.

      UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on how many occasions a Minister has appeared before the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child to discuss the UK's...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether all (a) existing and (b) future claimants of (i) attendance allowance and (ii) disability living allowance over the age of 65...

    • Christmas Bonus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the (a) value in current prices and (b) cost of the Christmas bonus was in each year since its introduction.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 779-80W, on employment and support allowance, how many and what...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of employment support allowance claimants who cite mental health problems as their primary reason for claiming and who have...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has carried out a disability equality impact assessment for the telephone script it uses for employment and support...

      Employment Services: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) when her Department plans to extend autism awareness training to all disability employment advisers at Jobcentre Plus; (2) what training...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the cost to landlords of the introduction of direct payment of local housing allowance in (a) 2009-10 and (b)...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants in each broad market rental area receive local housing allowance in excess of (a) £385 and (b) £965 per week.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was paid in housing benefit on average to each recipient in each region in each of the last five years.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discretion local authorities have to make direct payments to landlords through housing-related benefits.

      In Work Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of eligible lone parents have received the in-work credit since it was introduced.

      Mortgages: Preseli

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have received assistance through the Support for Mortgage Interest scheme in Preseli Pembrokeshire constituency since the...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken to publicise the rise in the savings disregard for pension credit to £10,000.

      Pension Credit/Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners were in a household in receipt of (a) pension credit and (b) winter fuel allowance in each London local authority area in...

      Sickness Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library before the Christmas Adjournment a copy of the Government's response to the European Commission on EU...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate she has made of the number of households in England in which each member is in receipt of at least one of income support,...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of households in England in which all members are in receipt of at least one of working tax credit for...

      Social Security Benefits: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on disability premiums for (a) pension credit and (b) housing benefit for people over 65 in England in (i) 2007-08 and...

      Social Security Benefits: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the effects of the time taken to make support for mortgage interest payments on people in receipt of (a)...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons question (a) 300399 on definition of disability and (b) 300517 on expenditure on disability benefits, was not answered...

  • Justice

    • Correctional Services Accreditation Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much remuneration the chair of the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel receives.

    • Correctional Services Accreditation Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people worked for the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel in each of the last three years.

      Bill of Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether invited members of the public were remunerated for attendance at his Department's deliberative events on British values.

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average age was of people convicted of (a) violence against the person, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary and (e) drug...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many threats made by prisoners to prison officers were reported in the latest period for which figures are available; and what his Department's...

      Crown Courts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent assessment he has made of the level of competition for contracts for the provision of advocacy services in the Crown Court Criminal...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many officials in his Department's Information Directorate were seconded to the Information Commissioner's Office in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many requests for information under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 received by his Department in 2008 received a substantive response within 20 days.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many full-time equivalent press officers (a) are employed by and (b) work for his Department.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Telephone Lines

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Foster Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the cost of an intensive fostering placement.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, columns 295-96W, on fuel poverty, when he expects figures on fuel poverty in (a)...

      Health Services: Channel Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what consultation his Department conducted with (a) British Chambers of Commerce, (b) trade unions, (c) the Federation of Small Businesses, (d) the...

      Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the latest estimate is of the annual cost of the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority.

      Legal Aid: Hazel Grove

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many applications for legal aid were (a) received from and (b) granted to residents of (i) Hazel Grove constituency and (ii) each local authority...

      Police: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which penalty notices for disorder will be recorded on the PentiP computer system.

      Police: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which penalty notices for disorder are recorded on the Police National Computer.

      Police: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the annual running costs of the new PentiP computer system in each of the next three years.

      Police: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of (a) developing and (b) implementing the new PentiP computer system.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether prisoners allowed out of prison on resettlement overnight release licences are included in his Department's prison population figures.

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many convicted foreign national prisoners were released from prison in England and Wales in each of the last five years; (2) how many foreign...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign national prisoners were discharged from a sentence of imprisonment in (a) 2008 and (b) each month in 2009 for which figures are available.

      Prisoners: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of people serving custodial sentences who were formerly children in care.

      Prisoners: Collective Worship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many prisons all (a) Anglican, (b) Roman Catholic and (c) Free Church or Methodist prisoners were able to attend weekly worship in the last...

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the level of underspend by probation areas in Wales in 2009-10.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanism exists for probation trusts and probation areas in Wales to be reimbursed for the cost to them of (a) changes in the number of staff they...

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the harmonisation of the conditions of service of probation service staff in the event of the establishment of an all-Wales...

      Probation: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how the additional £1.6 million funding awarded to the Probation Service in Wales in 2010-11 is to be allocated.

      Road Traffic Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of road traffic cases which proceeded to trial did so under section 172 of the Road Traffic Act in each of the last five years.

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many of those under the age of 18 years who were convicted of offences related to shoplifting have been (a) directed to take up training...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on decompression periods for staff working in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effects on levels of poverty in Helmand province of his Department's activities in that area in the...

      Bonn Declaration

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has allocated under each budget heading for the purposes of meeting its obligations under the Bonn...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to assist with the holding of local elections in the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2010.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what the cost...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what redesigns of websites operated by his Department have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) laptop computers, (b) desktop computers and (c) memory sticks his Department has recorded as having been (i) lost and...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many overseas training courses were attended by his Department's civil servants in the latest period for which figures are...

      Hotels

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

      Public Appointments: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 607W, what steps his Department is taking with other countries to...

      Rwanda: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken (a) in the UK and (b) in the Council of Ministers in respect of (i) leaders and (ii) members of the...

      Slavery: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to counter modern slavery in developing countries.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent assessment is of the humanitarian situation in Darfur province in Sudan.

      United Nations: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 607W, for what reason his Department has no plans to promote a UK...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan and Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Army Land Rovers are operational in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what mechanisms are in place to assess progress in the training of the Afghan military and police force.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many districts of Afghanistan are under the complete control of Afghan forces.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the proportion of recruits to (a) the Afghan national army and (b) the Afghan police force who are illiterate.

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the Prime Minister's Statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, columns 831-54, on Afghanistan and Pakistan, (1) how many of the...

      Afghanistan: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the strength and capabilities of the (a) Afghan National Army and (b) Afghan National Police.

      Afghanistan: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many of those held in detention in Afghanistan had been captured by British armed forces in each year since 2001; and if he will make a...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum cash allowance awarded to (a) military and (b) civilian staff in Afghanistan will be for 2010.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to (a) increase force readiness levels and (b) maintain the present level of UK commitment to the war in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with his EU counterparts on potential EU military contributions to the campaign in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library the latest copy of Unclassified Metrics by the Strategic Advisory Group HQ ISAF.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of theft of British military supplies during transit from the port of debarkation in Pakistan to the final destination in Afghanistan...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many insurgents have been captured by British forces in each month in 2009 to date; and how many of them (a) were subsequently released, (b) were...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contacts between British forces and the Taliban have occurred in each month of 2009.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the readiness levels for the 500 extra troops to be sent to Afghanistan have changed since 14 October 2009; and what the levels were in...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which UK location the Camp Bastion War Memorial will be returned following the cessation of hostilities.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where each regiment of the (a) Royal Artillery, (b) Royal Engineers, (c) Royal Signals and (d) Household Cavalry is stationed.

      Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where each battalion of the infantry is stationed.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what treaty obligations the UK has to provide military forces overseas.

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of personnel in each (a) service and (b) corps of the Army are in breach of their harmony guidelines on (i) tour intervals and (ii)...

      Armed Forces: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel in each armed service were classified as (a) unfit for duty, (b) fit for limited deployability for medical reasons and (c)...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of veterans resident in (a) Scotland, (b) England, (c) Wales and (d) Northern Ireland who have a health...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) trained requirement, (b) trained strength and (c) fit for duty strength is of each service in the armed forces.

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers prescribed medication for psychological problems following active service have been posted back to active service in Iraq.

      Armed Forces: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much it has cost his Department to maintain the Army in Northern Ireland in each year since 1979.

      Armed Forces: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at which of his Department's bases in the UK weapons were reported as having been (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 years; and how many...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration his Department is giving to changing the Mastiff vehicle suspension to improve its off-road performance.

      Caparo Group

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

      Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Christmas trees were purchased by his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; what the cost was of those trees in each year;...

      Christmas

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

      Defence Estates Byelaws Review: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full-time equivalent staff the Defence Estates Byelaws Review Team has on its establishment; and how many posts on the Review Team are vacant.

      Defence Nuclear Weapons Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full-time equivalent staff the Defence Nuclear Weapons Regulator has on its establishment; how many of these are inspectors; and how many posts...

      Defence: Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress is being made in the (a) procurement, (b) production and (c) delivery to combat zones in Afghanistan of vehicles offering increased...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) expenditure and (b) near cash expenditure there was on defence (i) including and (ii) excluding military operations in each year since 1997.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of gross domestic product was spent on defence (a) including and (b) excluding the cost of military operations in each year since 2007-08.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the energy efficiency rating is for each of his Department's buildings in London.

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many properties owned by his Department are unused; and for how long each such property has been unused.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) laptop computers, (b) mobile telephones, (c) items of office furniture and (d) works of art have been (i) lost by and (ii) stolen from...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what payments his Department has made to Green Issues in the last 12 months; for what purposes such payments were made; and if he will place in the...

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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...

      EU Law

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

      Eurocorps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what consideration he has given to the merits of UK (a) support for and (b) work with Eurocorps deployments; (2) what his policy is on the role...

      Game and Wild Birds Ordinance 2008

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, columns 92-3W, on Cyprus, what guidance he has issued to the Sovereign Base Areas...

      Hebrides Range

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what additional expenditure his Department plans for Hebrides Range; whether he plans to locate new equipment at the Range; and what plans he has for the...

      Hebrides Range

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date the oldest missile tracking equipment in use at Hebrides Range was installed.

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment has been made of the use of tactical helicopter landing mats for operational purposes; whether his Department plans to procure them in...

      Improvised Explosive Devices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of British service personnel who have been killed by improvised explosive devices was (a) on foot patrol, (b) in a vehicle and (c)...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what position each official in his Department seconded to the Iraq Committee of Inquiry held between January 2001 and December 2003; and for what matters...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has provided briefing papers to the Iraq Inquiry for its oral evidence sessions.

      Kentigern House

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he has taken to ensure that the sale of Kentigern House, Glasgow on a sale and leaseback basis (a) ensures value for money for the public...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 377W, on Members: correspondence, when he plans to reply to the letters of 27...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many seaborne attacks on coalition forces by armed gangs there were (a) in the Persian Gulf, (b) in the vicinity of Umm Qasr and (c) near the...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest assessment is of the helicopter fleet's fitness for purpose; and if he will make a statement.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the capability of the private sector to provide helicopters to complement existing UK defence capability in (a)...

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions (a) Ministers in and (b) officials of his Department met representatives of the defence industry in an official capacity since...

      Rescue Services: Pembrokeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times a helicopter from (a) RAF Valley, (b) RNAS Culdrose and (c) Solent Coastguard assisted in a search and rescue operation off the coast...

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the purpose is of the planned operational efficiency programme for the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

      Shoeburyness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what quantity of radioactive material was released by the explosion in August 2002 at Shoeburyness; and if he will make a statement.

      St. Kilda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what maritime vessels are in use for the re-supply of St. Kilda; and what options for future re-supply he is considering.

      Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what contribution UK forces make to Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe; and if he will make a statement.

      University Officer Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) actual number of each officer training corps unit is.

      University Officer Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) establishment and (b) actual number of Officer Training Corps members has been in each month of 2009 to date.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) Sussex, (c) the South East and (d) England in each year since 1997.

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what percentage of children are living in poverty in each region and country of the UK; and what percentage of children in poverty lived in...

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many plasma screen televisions her Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in each...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on how many occasions since 1 April 2008 her Department has not provided the Information Commissioner with all the relevant information he requested...

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were registered to vote in each Parliamentary constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available, listed...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how Future Jobs Fund placements will be categorised in the labour market statistics.

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on hotel accommodation for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in each of the last five years.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format at each security classification her Department has submitted...

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the population was of each (a) local authority district and (b) unitary authority in the East of England on the latest date for which figures are...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many public sector employees in (a) Pendle and (b) Lancashire earn more than £18,000 per annum.

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions the Office of the Third Sector has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) the Department of Health on the applicability to NHS charities of...

      Third Sector

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much money has been allocated to charities from the Hardship Fund in each month since the fund's establishment; and if she will make a statement.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people aged 16 to 24 years old (a) were unemployed and (b) claimed benefit in each (i) region, (ii) local authority...

  • Treasury

    • Bank Services: Pensioners

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate HM Revenue and Customs has made of the number of pensioners in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire who will be contacted with regards to an...

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of (a) the number of buy-to-let mortgages outstanding and (b) the monetary value of those mortgages lent by (i) Bradford and...

      Budget April 2009

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he made at the time of Budget 2009 of the number of jobs supported as a consequence of his Department's (a) discretionary fiscal policy and...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the hon. Member for Hyndburn's constituent Mr. Ronald Howes' application for child benefit will be resolved.

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of the tax revenue foregone on childcare vouchers was accounted for by people paying tax at the basic rate in each year since...

      Child Care Vouchers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report, columns 359-86, on the pre-Budget report, what his policy is on the future of tax relief for...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what expenditure HM Revenue and Customs incurred on advertising child trust funds in 2008-09.

      Child Trust Fund: Operating Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost of (a) payments under and (b) administration of the Child Trust Fund scheme has been in each year since 2006.

      Crown Estate Commissioners: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what redesigns of websites operated by the Crown Estate have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) date...

      Crown Estate: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments the Crown Estate has made to Political Developments Limited in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a...

      Debt Management Office: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what redesigns of websites operated by the Debt Management Office have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in his Department's buildings in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Conferences/Training Courses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what the cost to the public...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 20...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in his Department and its agencies in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many telephone lines with the prefix (a) 0870, (b) 0845 and (c) 0800 his Department (i) operates and (ii) sponsors; how many calls were received to...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and (ii) location of each away...

      Financial Services Authority: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments the Financial Services Authority has made to (a) College Public Policy and (b) Connect Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what...

      Government Actuary's Department: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Government Actuary's Department has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years.

      Government Actuary's Department: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what redesigns of websites operated by the Government Actuary's Department have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public...

      Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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.

      Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much the Public Works Loan Board has spent on hotel accommodation for its staff in each of the last five years; (2) how much the Debt Management...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to reply to the letter dated 5 November 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North transferred to HM Treasury, reference 7/19547/2009.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 22 October 2009, Official Report, column 1672W, on non-domestic rates: valuation, what the average rateable value in each...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what methodology the Valuation Office Agency uses for valuing electric car charging points for business rates.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Valuation Office Agency's special category code is for (a) ports and (b) firms within ports; and whether this coding has changed as a result of...

      Northern Rock: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments Northern Rock has made to FD Public Affairs in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Origin Marking: Israel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consignments of falsely-labelled goods originating from producers in Israeli settlements in (a) the West Bank, (b) the Golan Heights and (c)...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to each devolved administration under the Barnett formula in the most recent financial year for which figures are available; and what...

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the net annual saving to the Exchequer of capping at £50,000 per annum the benefit payable under all currently accruing...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the cost of (a) developing and (b) publicising the new charter for HM Revenue and Customs.

      Revenue and Customs: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much HM Revenue and Customs has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what redesigns of websites operated by HM Revenue and Customs have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse and (b)...

      Revenue and Customs: Somerset

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what plans there are to change the opening hours of HM Revenue and Customs Enquiry Centres in Somerset; and what assessment has been made of the likely...

      Royal Mint: Public Relations

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what payments the Royal Mint has made to Grayling Political Strategy in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment has been made of the likely effect on the housing market of the lowering of the threshold for stamp duty.

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the maximum amount of tax was that each of the banks in which the Government has a stake could save by off-setting previous losses at the latest...

      Taxation: Banks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the tax losses carried forward by banks from the (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09 financial year.

      Taxation: Business

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

      Taxation: Health Professions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 655W, on health professions: pay, for what reasons (a) pharmacy contractors are and...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the repeal of the furnished holiday lettings rules on farmers who have diversified into tourism and...

      Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 11 November 2009, Official Report, column 521W, on business improvement districts, whether the Valuation Office Agency has...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Grandparents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for which tax credit schemes administered by his Department a retired grandparent is eligible in respect of a grandchild who is being fostered by that...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Lancashire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time taken to resolve disputed tax credit cases involving custody of children was in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire in each of the last...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the take-up rate of working tax credit is among (a) those also claiming child tax credit and (b) those not claiming child tax credit; and what...

      Working Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the eligibility rules on hours and incomes are for each type of working tax credit; and when these rules were last reviewed.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Christmas

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many Christmas trees were purchased by the Law Officers' Departments in each of the last five years; what the cost was of those trees in each year; from where the...

    • Convictions

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many and what proportion of cases which went to a contested trial resulted in convictions in each of the last five years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much has been allocated in the Crown Prosecution Service budgets for (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices for the employment of agency staff in...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General what professional qualifications or skills are required of a Crown Prosecution Service area business manager.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service (a) spent and (b) allocated for the purposes of equality and diversity services in each of the last five years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much the Crown Prosecution Service spent on transporting to and from court at all stages prior to the conclusion of a trial defendants who had been arrested under...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many diversity and equality managers have been employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices in each of the...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many disciplinary rulings have been made against Crown Prosecution Service staff in (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices in each of the last five...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many Crown Prosecution Service staff have been (a) dismissed for cause and (b) made redundant in (i) London and (ii) each of its 42 regional offices in each of...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many Crown Prosecution Service staff in (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices took more than 10 days of sick leave in each of the last five years.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many senior Crown Prosecution Service staff at grades above level D are High Court advocates; and at how many court sessions such staff advocated in court in each...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many and what proportion of staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices are designated as frontline staff.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) solicitors, (b) barristers and (c) non-legal staff are employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in (i) London and (ii) each of its 42 regional offices.

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General in how many cases prosecuted in each of the last five years the Crown Prosecution Service opposed bail; and in how many such cases in respect of which legal...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many consultations the Crown Prosecution Service has initiated in each of the last five years; what the cost was of each such consultation; how many external...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many complaints of bullying, harassment or discrimination on grounds of (a) sexual orientation, (b) race, (c) disability and (d) gender were made against...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much was spent by Crown Prosecution Service staff in (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices on (i) travel and (ii) subsistence in each of the last...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many days of sick leave were taken by Crown Prosecution Service employees (a) on average and (b) in total in (i) London and (ii) each of the 42 regional offices...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many and what proportion of staff employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in (a) London and (b) each of its 42 regional offices are from black and minority...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many plasma screen televisions the Law Officers' Departments have purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) what redesigns of websites operated by (a) the Law Officers' Departments and (b) its agency have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many overseas training courses were attended by civil servants in the Law Officers' Departments in the latest period for which figures are available; how many...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time taken from charge to final disposal was in each case prosecuted under terrorism legislation in respect of...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the outcome was of each case in respect of which legal proceedings have been completed which was prosecuted under terrorism legislation in each of the last five...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes have been built in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent in each of the last 12 months.

    • Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were available in rural areas through the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) First Time Buyers...

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in rural areas were built on exception sites in each year since 1989.

      Affordable Housing: Rural Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes in rural areas were (a) available and (b) purchased through the (i) HomeBuy Direct, (ii) New Build HomeBuy,...

      Community Assets Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many community asset transfers have taken place since the publication of the Quirk review.

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the yearly revenue to be generated by the Community Infrastructure Levy once operational; and...

      Community Relations: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to reduce social isolation amongst elderly people.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) of 22 June 2009, Official Report, column...

      Council Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities with council housing have not applied for financial support for reduced rent increases for council tenants.

      Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 16 October 2008, Official Report, column 1109W, on council housing: finance, whether local...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department in the last three years; and what...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies there have been since 27 June 2007; and what...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of his Department were in its redeployment pool on 1 (a) January, (b) April, (c) July and (d) October 2009.

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on (a) ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear in the...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

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

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many long-term empty private homes there were in each Government office region in each year since 2003.

      Empty Property: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many long-term empty properties there were in Leeds in each year since 1990; (2) how many long-term empty properties...

      Equality Bill 2008-09 then 2009-10

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 838W, on...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the date upon which each regional fire control room will become operational.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to publish updated national and regional business plans for the FiReControl project.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received on the FiReControl project from (a) fire and rescue and (b) local authorities...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what date he expects the regional fire control centre in (a) the South West, (b) the South East, (c) the East of England,...

      Fire Services: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which contractors have been awarded contracts worth over £1 million under the FiReControl regional fire control room...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent (a) assessment of the progress on and (b) estimate of the cost of the FiReControl project is.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated gross cost of the FireControl project is over each of the next 15 years.

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons other than specification changes expenditure on the FiReControl project has exceeded the initial budget.

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average age was of those killed in domestic fires in each fire and rescue authority area in each year since 2000.

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have been killed in domestic fires in properties held under each type of housing tenure in each fire and rescue...

      Fires: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people of each (a) sex and (b) ethnicity have been killed in domestic fires in each fire and rescue authority area in...

      Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of new completed dwellings in England have been flats in each year since 2000.

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on flood recovery in Cumbria in the next six months; and if he will...

      Floods: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of local authority expenditure on repairing flood damage in each of the last five years.

      Gardens: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the publication of his Department's review into garden and infill development.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local planning authorities have land with green belt designation.

      Historic Buildings: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received from (a) the Royal Town Planning Institute and (b) heritage or conservation...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people aged between 16 and 25 years have been registered as homeless in each year since 1997.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, columns 175-76W, on the Homes and Communities Agency, when...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect on housing waiting lists of the recession.

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of new completed dwellings in England were flats in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he plans to take under the Adult Autism Strategy to meet the housing needs of people with autism.

      Housing: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which section of his Department is responsible for implementation of the Autism Strategy in relation to housing.

      Housing: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will develop a national strategy for retirement housing.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of (a) owner occupiers, (b) social tenants and (c) private tenants spent (i) between zero and...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of households displaced by flooding that have not been able to return to their homes...

      Housing: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assistance his Department provides to homeowners whose homes are flooded but who do not have flood insurance.

      Housing: Lighting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what consideration he has given to the requirement for the output of domestic light bulbs to be measured in lumens; and whether...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the house price affordability ratio for households on (a) lower quintile and (b) median earnings was in each local...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average house price was in each local authority area in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the ratio of lower quintile house prices to lower quintile earnings was in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on housing: prices, what the average sale price of a...

      Housing: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) when the report of research undertaken by Heriot Watt University into housing supply and future housing need was presented...

      Housing: Sprinkler Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the merits of installing sprinklers in new build (a) homes and (b) flats.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the cost of refurbishing an average home to meet the lifetime homes standard.

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's press release of 7 December 2009, what other sources of data will be used to produce the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what new burdens placed on local authorities since the adoption of the New Burdens principle have not resulted in associated...

      Local Government Finance: Emergency Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the assumed share of the council tax base for the purposes of the local government finance settlement was for (a) police...

      Local Government Services: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 972W, on local government services: elderly, how much...

      Local Government: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many requests were received by local authorities under the Freedom of Information Act in each of the last five years; and...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mailings and communications the Audit Commission has sent to prospective parliamentary candidates about comprehensive area...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many holders of buy-to-let mortgages in each region have defaulted on their mortgage repayments in each of the last 10 quarters.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent have taken up the Homeowners Mortgage Protection Scheme.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent by his Department on (a) the set up and ongoing costs of the Mortgage Help website and (b) publicity...

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many indicators and datasets councils must submit to his Department as part of the Register of Licensed Houses in Multiple...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been paid in empty property business rates in respect of each regional fire control room liable for such rates.

      Ordnance Survey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to revise Ordnance Survey's Business Strategy published on 23 April 2009 with reference to the announcement of...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities are making facilities available for the recycling of Christmas trees in 2009.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of the removal of the needs test in planning guidance on levels of out-of-town...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much public funding the regional assemblies and their successor bodies will receive in 2010-11.

      Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many right to manage companies exercised their right to take over the management of properties in each year since the...

      Repossession Orders: Rural Areas

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

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to ensure that sheltered housing residents are consulted on any changes proposed by service...

      Sheltered Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will instruct local authorities to provide residential wardens for sheltered housing schemes in circumstances in which...

      Social Rented Housing: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will require the owners of social housing to inform residents of such housing of the presence of asbestos in their housing...

      Social Rented Housing: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made on reviewing his Department's guidance Insurance for All: A good practice guide for providers of...

      Social Rented Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of housing transfers within housing associations in South East London.

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will rank local authorities in England by the number of applicants on their waiting lists for social housing (a) on 2...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to promote best practice by local authorities in the provision of services under the...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the financial stability of tenancy deposit schemes.

      Tenant Services Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff will be directly employed by the Tenant Services Authority; and what the estimated number is of staff who will...

      Travelling People: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the rate of migration of Travellers to the United Kingdom from the Republic of Ireland;...

      Valuation: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many disputes relating to (a) service charges and (b) TV aerial digital switchover were dealt with by the Leasehold...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels: Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what biomass power stations are (a) in operation and (b) under construction.

    • Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the number of inefficient domestic boilers in (a) public and (b) private housing; and how long he...

      Caparo Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have met Angad Paul in each of the last three years.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to seek an agreement to eradicate the use of hydrofluorocarbons in refrigeration and air conditioning...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he plans to hold with non-governmental organisations at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen.

      Climate Change: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps the Act on CO2 Campaign has taken to offset the carbon dioxide emissions generated through its activities.

      Climate Change: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people have called the Act on CO2 advice line to seek advice on saving money since its inception.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the energy efficiency rating is for each of his Department's buildings in London.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) energy rating and (b) energy band is of each building occupied by his Department and its agencies.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department since its inception; and what the cost to...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions he visited (a) Scotland, (b) Wales and (c) Northern Ireland in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its predecessors have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the purposes were of the reception held by his Department on 10 November 2009; how many guests were invited; how many attended;...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments the Energy Saving Trust has made to Positif Politics Ltd. in the last 12 months; and what (a) representations his...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments the Energy Saving Trust has made to Stratagem in the last 12 months; and what (a) representations his Department has...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of the Memorandum of Understanding between his Department and the British Geological Survey on...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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 Energy and Climate Change how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department and its predecessors travelled by taxi in the course of their...

      Departmental Travel

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps have been taken in relation to the possibility to exercise the reserve powers provided under the Energy Act 2008 for the...

      Energy Supply: Cybercrime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will consider the merits of bringing forward legislative proposals for a mandatory duty for energy utility companies to report...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the budget is of the Community Energy Saving Programme; and which organisations will coordinate the associated community energy...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Home Heat helpline; and whether his Department collects data on the uptake of...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK had (i) electricity and (ii)...

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many domestic energy customers in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area use pre-payment meters.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of households living in fuel poverty in (a) Chesterfield constituency, (b) Derbyshire...

      Gas and Electricity Markets Authority: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what payments Ofgem has made to Finsbury in the last 12 months; for what purposes; and if he will place in the Library a copy of the...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 24 August 2009 concerning Hydropower in...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when his Department expects to publish its response to the report on energy security by the right hon. Member for Croydon North.

      Official Engagements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings he has had with the Government's Chief Sustainability Officer in the last 12 months.

      Scientists

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

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons his Department ceased to accept applications for funding for photovoltaic projects under phase two of the Low Carbon...

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he has taken to ensure the continuous availability of funding for solar photovoltaic projects; and if he will make a statement.

      Solar Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what grant assistance is available for non-domestic users of solar photovoltaic energy.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many claimants received assistance under the Warm Front programme in each of the last three years; how many such claimants were not...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what monitoring process is in place to ensure the quality of work carried out under the Warm Front scheme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of households that have a broadband internet connection in each local...

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of households have a broadband internet connection in (a) rural areas of England and (b) Herefordshire.

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that consumers can access third party provider services via broadband services...

      Broadband: South East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of broadband coverage in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) East Sussex...

      Business: Eastbourne

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in Eastbourne have received funding under the...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) local authority area and (c) Government Office...

      Climate Change Projects Office

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the aims and objectives are of his Department's Climate Change Projects Office.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in his Department since its inception; and...

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since its inception; and what the cost has been of...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to the public purse was of the review of employee engagement commissioned by his Department and...

      Electric Cables: Standards

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to protect the public from the risks posed by installation of electrical cables...

      Energy and Climate Change Unit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the aims and objectives are of his Department's Energy and Climate Change Unit.

      EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) statutory instruments and (b) other regulations to meet obligations arising from EU law his Department has...

      Freight

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 982W, on freight, if he will break down by mode of...

      Higher Education: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from Leeds West constituency (a) attended university courses and (b) received student loans to...

      Higher Education: Lewes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people from Lewes constituency became full-time undergraduate students in each year from 2002-03 to 2007-08;...

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from (a) the city of Leeds, (b) West Yorkshire and (c) England graduated in each year since 1997.

      Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department first informed the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers of its plans to bring...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the cost of peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material to the UK film...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the cost of peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material to the UK games...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who shared copyrighted material through peer-to-peer...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the cost of peer-to-peer file sharing of copyrighted material to the British...

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials have held with representatives from (i) the Federation Against...

      Internet: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has made an assessment of the likely effects of EU Directive 2000/31/EC on the provisions...

      Internet: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) residential customers and (b) business customers...

      Invoices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to prevent the practice of issuing unsolicited invoices to businesses for...

      National Geoscience Data Centre

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the costings of each of the four options considered in the British Geological Survey's Tribal Group...

      Post Office

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons a sub-postmaster's or sub-postmistress's contract may be terminated.

      Post Office: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses are permitted to be accompanied by (a) solicitors and (b) other...

      Post Office: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many sub-postmasters and sub-postmistresses have been subject to disciplinary action in respect of incidents...

      Post Office: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who conducts appeal proceedings in respect of disciplinary action taken against Post Office employees.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each region have closed in each year since 25 December...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each region Post Office Ltd. has identified for closure in...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people in (a) urban and (b) rural areas in each region live (i) less than one miles, (ii) less than two...

      Post Offices: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what changes to the Post Office Horizon system will be made in the development of a new system.

      Post Offices: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what timetable he has set for the implementation of the new Post Office Horizon system; and what his most recent...

      Post Offices: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms are in place for independent audit and checking of the new Post Office Horizon system prior to its...

      Post Offices: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely savings to the Exchequer consequent on the implementation of the new Post...

      Post Offices: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Post Office Horizon system will be examined by independent auditors prior to its replacement.

      Postal Services Commission: Hotels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Postal Services Commission has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years.

      Postal Services Commission: Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what redesigns of websites operated by the Postal Services Commission have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and...

      Public Sector: Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the announcement on 17 November 2009 on the Making Public Data Public initiative, what steps are...

      Public Sector: Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the terms of reference are for his Department's Making Public Data Public initiative; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Sector: Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which public sector information holders are being considered under his Department's Making Public Data Public...

      Public Sector: Information

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology was used to calculate the estimate that the implementation of the Making Public Data Public...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people not domiciled in the UK have outstanding loans with the Student Loans Company; how many such loans are...

      Transport

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many companies involved in (a) passenger rail transport, (b) interurban and suburban passenger land transport,...

  • House of Lords

    • Bees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the £10 million bee and pollinator health fund they plan to spend on honey bee health research.

    • Courts Service: Estate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Bach on 13 October (WS 21-2) on the proposed closure of certain courts, what are the courts within reasonable travelling...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the assessment of the International Rescue Committee study that around 45,000 Congolese people die every month as a consequence of war...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will suggest a plebiscite to determine the level of support for the armed militias operating in the east of the Congo and North and South Kivu, in...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they decided that Rwanda should join the Commonwealth; and when that matter was debated or approved by either House of Parliament.

      Disabled People: Student Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they held, or plan to hold, discussions with the Student Loans Company in 2009 over the future administration of applications for the disabled students'...

      Dublin: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff were employed in the British Embassy in Dublin on 1 January of each year since 2000.

      Dyslexia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make freedom passes and disabled passes available to those with dyslexia.

      Education: ESOL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people participated in a publicly funded English for Speakers of Other Languages programme in each of the last three years. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Education: ESOL

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on English for Speakers of Other Languages programmes in each of the past three years. To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 3 December (WA 67), who bore the additional cost to allow the completion of the planned research if it was not...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 3 December (WA 67), what were the original objectives; why they were not fulfilled within the original timescale;...

      Engineering and Technology Board

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent meetings they have held with the Engineering and Technology Board about increasing the number of graduates in the long term.

      EU: Gendarmerie Force

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of the European Gendarmerie Force; which countries take part in it; at what cost; and in what circumstances they anticipate its deployment in...

      Food: Local Slaughter and Processing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of Common Agricultural Policy spending in England is used to encourage local slaughtering of animals and local food processing; and whether they...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they or the European Union take any legal, political or economic action against individuals and organisations that encourage or support Israelis settling...

      Higher Education: Colleges and Universities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the use of the words college or university in the names of institutions of higher education is monitored or regulated.

      Higher Education: Colleges and Universities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) universities, (b) colleges, and (c) other institutions of higher education there are in the United Kingdom.

      Higher Education: Migrant Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how organisations permitted to sponsor migrant students are evaluated; and what are the criteria on which they are judged.

      Higher Education: Migrant Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many migrant student sponsors were listed in the register of sponsors, the register of education and training providers, and any predecessor lists, in each...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what checks are carried out on foreign students applying to study in the United Kingdom.

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sponsors of migrant students have been removed from the register of sponsors since 31 March; and for what reasons.

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were waiting to be deported in each of the past five years.

      Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider assigning United Kingdom diplomatic activities for Kyrgyzstan from Kazakhstan to Her Majesty's ambassador resident in Tajikistan.

      Medical Research Council: Projects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of projects supported by the Medical Research Council received a one-year extension of funding prior to the publication of data arising from such...

      Northern Bank

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the evidence given to a court in the Republic of Ireland by Ted Cunningham concerning the alleged role played by Phil Flynn when...

      Northern Ireland: Equality Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 9 November (WA 117), whether a background was assigned using Equality Commission methods for the...

      Northern Ireland: Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 1 December (WA 30), whether the statement made by the then Secretary of State for Northern Ireland,...

      Pakistan: Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the Human Rights Watch report Cruel Britannia: British complicity in the torture and ill treatment of terror suspects regarding Pakistan.

      Pirates: Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2 December (WA 56), why the Answer referred to the persons captured by HMS "Cumberland" in...

      Prisons: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to reduce the running costs of contracted-out prisons at the same level as reductions being made in the public prison service.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) mobile phones, and (b) component parts of mobile phones, were seized from inmates in Her Majesty's prisons in each year since 1997. To ask Her...

      Professor Peter Lawrence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration the research councils have given to points raised by Professor Peter Lawrence in PLoS Biology 7(9); and whether they plan to implement the...

      Railways: Gatwick Express

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made regarding the Gatwick Express rail service to ensure that next year the same level of comfort and timings will be available as...

      Roads: A1

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the benefits of creating a dual carriageway on the A1 north of Morpeth to the Scottish border for the economy of the north-east,...

      Tajikistan: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training they provide to the drugs control agency of Tajikistan; and what plans will be implemented in that regard.

      UN: Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the remit of the United Nations Regional Centre for Preventive Diplomacy in central Asia.

      US: Extradition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will take account of the reaction of the Government of the United States, including Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, to the verdict relating to the...

      Young Offenders Institutions: Portland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to close the Rodney Unit at Her Majesty's Young Offenders Institute Portland, as recommended by Her Majesty's Chief Inspector of Prisons in her...

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