Written answers

Tuesday, 5 January 2010

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the Commission plans to publish claims made under the additional costs allowance for 2004-05 by those...

  • Women and Equality

    • Banks: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent progress has been made on increasing the level of access of women to senior positions in the banking profession.

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government's Equalities Office spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Ministers in the Office in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government and Equalities Office spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.

      Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what representations she has received from Roman Catholic bishops on the potential effects of the provisions of the Equality Bill on Christmas celebrations.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what the energy (a) rating and (b) band of each building occupied by the her Office was in each year for which figures are available.

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written answer by her Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a substantive...

      Olympic Games 2012: Anniversaries

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she plans to mark the Queen's Diamond Jubilee as part of the ceremonies the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Construction

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people were employed on the main Olympic construction site on the latest date for which figures are available.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Conferences

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

    • Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many employees of his Department have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance the Electoral Commission has issued on when electoral returning...

    • Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what guidance the Electoral Commission has given to electoral returning officers on...

      Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what discussions the Electoral Commission has had with Ofcom on its proposals for the...

      Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what information the Electoral Commission holds on the number of postal ballot papers...

      Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many electoral commissioners have been an electoral (a) candidate or agent and...

      Electoral Commission

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1439W, on...

      European Parliament

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission to what region the Electoral Commission plans to allocate the UK's additional...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Art Works

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

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he...

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of the last three...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 2006.

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Training

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

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2007; and how much (i) his...

      Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what recent discussions he has had with the government of the Irish Republic on human rights.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the capital expenditure on the prison estate in Northern Ireland will be in (a) 2010 and (b) 2011.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total capacity is of prisons in Northern Ireland.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the average daily cost was of detaining a person in prison in Northern Ireland in the last period for which figures are available.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the total prison population is in Northern Ireland.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Billing

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to the Law Officers' Departments have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if she will...

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much the Law Officers' Departments spent on works and refurbishment to offices allocated to Law Officers in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Solicitor-General which conferences held overseas have been attended by civil servants based in the Law Officers' Department in the last three years; and what the cost to the public...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Solicitor-General what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by the Law Officers' Departments since 1 May 2008.

      Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office: Conferences

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Revenue and Customs Prosecutions Office's buildings attended by civil servants in the Revenue...

      Trials

      To ask the Solicitor-General in respect of each case which went to trial and resulted in a judge-directed acquittal, what the original Crown Prosecution Service lawyer decision had been before it...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has made any payments to protect the provision of supplies to UK forces in Afghanistan from Pakistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in searching for Osama bin Laden; and if he will make a statement.

      Air Force: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 90W, on the Royal Air Force: military bases, what the (a) name and (b) rank of the...

      Armed Forces: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of flights of (a) miltary aircraft and (b) aircraft chartered by his Department to and from Afghanistan have been delayed...

      Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what potential sites are proposed for the recently announced bomb disposal training centre.

      Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many bomb disposal robots (a) have been ordered in each of the last five years and (b) are currently on order.

      Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of the armed forces' TALON bomb disposal robots have been damaged due to human error in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) commodores, (b) brigadiers and (c) air commodores there were in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on attendance at Officer Training Corps of the in-year savings announced earlier in 2009.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the attendance levels have been at Officers Training Corps for each unit as a percentage of (a) establishment and (b) actual strength in each of...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what categories of service personnel train at the Officer Training Corps; and which of those categories (a) receive and (b) do not receive payment...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 801-4, on the future defence programme, what assessment he has made of the...

      Armed Forces: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Javelin missiles, (b) multiple rocket launcher rockets and (c) mortar rounds have been fired in each of the last 12 months for which...

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on defence in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on the accumulation and use of air miles by his Department's personnel flying at public expense.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) full-time employees of his Department with 25 years or more service and (b) full-time employees of his Department earn £15,000 per...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how the 2009 Pre-Budget Report affects his Department's spending plans for (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and if he will publish an updated version of...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings his Department has had with EADS on renegotiating the initial contract for the Airbus A400M.

      Germany: British Forces Post Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funding will be provided to the British Forces Post Office in Germany in (a) 2009, (b) 2010, (c) 2011 and (d) 2012.

      Gibraltar: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Royal Navy warships are stationed in British Gibraltar territorial waters.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2007; and how much (i) his Department...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format at each security classification have been submitted to the Iraq...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many reservists from each branch have (a) been called up and (b) volunteered to assist with the Iraq Inquiry; (2) what length of time the...

      Iraq: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK armed forces personnel are involved in the protection of Iraqi oil facilities.

      Iraq: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions UK armed forces have had to engage hostile forces in the defence of Iraqi oil facilities.

      Iraq: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Statement by the Secretary of State of 26 February 2009, Official Report, column 396, on records of detention (review...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings are planned for the Met Office Review Group; whether the group plans to consider the Cabinet Office Asset Portfolio; and if he will make a...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department next plan to meet the Shareholder Executive to discuss the future of the Met Office; and if he...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the composition of the Met Office Review Group will be changed in consequence of the publication of the Cabinet Office's Asset Portfolio; and if...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the publication of the Cabinet Office's Asset Portfolio on the work of the Met Office Review Group;...

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department plan to meet representatives from private sector weather companies to discuss the recent...

      Military Aircraft: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where will the Joint Force Harrier be deployed to when RAF Cottesmore closes.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of the procurement of 24 Chinook helicopters from Boeing.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on military aircraft procured from BAE Systems since 1997.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next plans to meet representatives of Historic Scotland to discuss basing arrangements at Edinburgh Castle.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to downsize or close the military garrison at Edinburgh Castle; and when a decision will be made on the future of the garrison.

      Military Bases: Edinburgh Castle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what decisions have been made on the future role of the Governor of Edinburgh Castle.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to downsize or close the 2nd Division HQ at Craigiehall; and when a decision will be made on the future of the HQ.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maintenance costs were for 2nd Division HQ at Craigiehall in each of the last 10 years.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 801, on the future defence programme, what steps are being taken to ensure the...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of his Department and its agencies have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 237W, on radioactive materials: transport, what the reason is for the...

      Radioactive Materials: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which of his Department's previous convoy support operations are now undertaken by the Atomic Weapons Establishment.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what audit has been undertaken of the work of private companies servicing the Royal Fleet Auxiliary.

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many UK private military and security companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to carry out work in (a) Afghanistan, (b) Iraq, (c)...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department (a) has had recently and (b) is planning to have with US officials on regulation of private military and security...

      Territorial Army: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army soldiers there were of each rank in each year since 1997.

      Trident

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to make his announcement on the decision on the initial gate of the approval process for a replacement for Trident submarines.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated cost is of procurement and installation of the Sea Viper Missile system on the Type 45 destroyers.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to equip Type 45 destroyers with the Sea Viper Missile system; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many test firings of the Sea Viper missile have taken place; how much each firing cost; and how many of each firing have been successful.

      Warships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his Statement of 15 December 2009, when the minehunter will be decommissioned; and what the UK base is of that minehunter.

  • Wales

    • Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many employees of his Department have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England has spent on advertising in each of the last five years.

    • Arts Council England: Audit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what audits have been undertaken since 1994 on restructuring of Arts Council England.

      Arts Council England: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many consultants Arts Council England has hired in each of the last five years; and at what cost in each of those years.

      Arts Council England: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much Arts Council England has set aside for redundancy payments in respect of its proposed restructuring; what proportion of this...

      Arts Council England: Venture Capital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much venture capital Arts Council England has provided to small creative enterprises since its inception under the Creative Britain...

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what he expects the (a) final severance and (b) pension arrangements to be for the outgoing executive director of Arts Council England...

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will publish the guidelines issued to Arts Council England staff who (a) accept secondary jobs and (b) hold contracts...

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what freedom of information requests have been received by Arts Council England in each of the last three years.

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) for what private members' clubs used by ( a) staff and (b) board members of Arts Council England that organisation pays...

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) desktop and (b) laptop computers have been lost by staff employed by Arts Council England in each of the last three years.

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport who the members are of Arts Council England's audit committee.

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish the policy used to guide board members of Arts Council England on what issues should be discussed in (a) public and...

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many former Arts Council England national council members have subsequently been employed (a) by Arts Council England and...

      Arts Council of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the size in square feet is of the Arts Council England offices in Birmingham; (2) what the annual rental costs of the Arts...

      Christmas Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many Christmas trees were purchased by his Department and its agency in each of the last five years; what the cost was of those...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was spent by his Department and its agency on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of the last...

      Departmental Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what powers (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) have to impose administrative...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what payments the Royal Parks Agency has made to (a) Cavendish Communications and (b) Bellenden Public Affairs in each of the last 12...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and (ii) location of...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agency in each year since 2007; and how much (i)...

      Museums and Galleries: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions a representative of Arts Council England (a) attended and (b) sent apologies to a meeting of the board of (i)...

      Museums and Galleries: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what dates meetings were held between Arts Council England and Advantage West Midlands to discuss The Public building in West...

      National Lottery: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been given by (a) Heritage Lottery Fund and (b) the Big Lottery Fund to projects to translate information into...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many employees of his Department and its agency have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

      Olympic Games 2012: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much had been spent in each region on programmes launched as part of the Cultural Olympiad on the latest date for which figures are...

      Olympic Games: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assistance his Department has provided to Olympics-related sporting projects in (a) Bermuda, (b) the British Virgin Islands and...

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department expect to attend the 2010 Winter Olympic Games in Vancouver in February in the...

      Party Political Broadcasts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with Ofcom on its proposals for the number of party political broadcasts allocated to minority...

      Swimming: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) under 16 year olds and (b) over 60 year olds resident in Nottingham North constituency have participated in free swimming...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to answer Question 301896 on restructuring of Arts Council England, tabled on 26 November 2009.

  • Justice

    • Veteran Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to support veterans in custody.

    • Clayton v. Clayton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the Government plan to reverse the judgment given in Clayton v. Clayton on injunctions.

      Probation Service Funding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has for the future funding of the probation service; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoner Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what programmes his Department has to rehabilitate prisoners.

      Prisoner Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of programmes to reduce level of prisoner reoffending.

      Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the provisions of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill; and if he will make a statement.

      Electoral Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent assessment is of the integrity of the electoral register.

      Prison Chaplains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of prisons are served by a Church of England chaplain.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of young offender institutions in reducing reoffending.

      Legal Aid: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the availability of legal aid funding to victims of human trafficking.

      Probation Service Performance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to improve the performance of the probation service.

      Dangerous Driving

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of causing death by dangerous driving in (a) West Yorkshire, (b) Leeds and (c) Leeds North West constituency in...

      Departmental Assets

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

      Departmental Consultants

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

      Departmental Chief Information Officer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many days of sick leave were taken by staff in his Department and its agencies in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      National Offender Management Service : Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish the National Offender Management Service staff diversity report for 2008-09; and what the reasons are for the time taken to...

      Overseas Residence: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what representations he has received on allowing the Victims Commissioner to work with British citizens who are victims of crime overseas.

      Prisoner: Transfers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to publish the report into transfer of prisoners from HM Prison Brixton prior to inspections or security audits.

      Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether a decision has been made on the future of the Dyfed Powys Probation Trust office in Brecon, Powys.

      Thinking Skills Programme: Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the outcomes of the Thinking Skills programme in Yorkshire were; and if he will make a statement.

      Young Offenders: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of young offenders under the age of 18 years who appeared in court in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes was convicted in each year...

      Young Offenders: Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, columns 279-80W, on young offenders: foster care, what the reasons are for the time taken to...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance relating to compliance with regulations his Department and its agencies have issued to farmers in the last 12...

    • Agriculture: EU Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what proportion of farms are required under EU regulations to be inspected for cross compliance; and what proportion of farms...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many representations he has received in respect of procedures used by the Rural Payments Agency in mapping individual...

      Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) smallest and (b) largest penalty for cross-compliance is that has been applied to a payment under the Single...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on enforcing minimum standards of animal welfare for...

      Bees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to encourage the British Beekeepers' Association to participate in the Project Board charged with...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle were slaughtered because of bovine tuberculosis precautions in (a) Lancashire and (b) the north west in...

      Cattle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of records relating to cows born in the UK that have been lost since September 2008;...

      Chasewater Reservoir

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies plan to provide financial assistance to Lichfield district council to...

      Christmas Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Christmas trees were purchased by his Department and its agencies in each of the last five years; what the cost was...

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much land has been designated under section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 since 1 January 2009; how...

      Dairy Farming: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the change in the number of dairy farmers in (a) Chorley and (b) Lancashire between (i) 2008...

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many residential properties his Department owns; and how many (a) are occupied and (b) have been empty for more...

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what payments the Environment Agency has made to (a) Four Communications and (b) Bellenden Public Affairs in the last 12...

      Departmental Publicity

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many overseas training courses were attended by his Department's civil servants in the latest period for which figures...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has made an assessment of the visual effect of wheeled refuse containers street scene and street clutter.

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much money his Department has spent on the conservation of African elephants in each country in each of the last five...

      Farms: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 15 October 2009, Official Report, column 1004W, on farm inspections, against which...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department allocated to (a) regional development agencies and (b) other bodies following the flooding in...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) take-up and (b) geographic distribution has been of funding made available by his Department following the...

      Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what volume of (a) wheat, (b) barley, (c) fresh vegetables, (d) potatoes, (e) fresh fruit, (f) beef and veal, (g)...

      Forestry Commission: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Forestry Commission's buildings attended by civil...

      Forestry Commission: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Forestry Commission has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials in each of the last five years.

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has had discussions with the African Elephant Coalition on the level of elephant-poaching for ivory since the 2008...

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has had discussions with African range states on the 2008 ivory stockpile sales; and if he will make a statement.

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has received reports on the effects on the level of elephant poaching in African range states of stockpile sales...

      Ivory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has had discussions with his EU counterparts on the proposals to extend the moratorium on ivory sales at the 15th...

      Ivory: China

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent (a) reports he has received and (b) discussions he has had with his (i) Chinese and (ii) Japanese counterparts...

      Joint Waste Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the latest timetable is for the establishment of joint waste authorities; and in which areas he expects the first such...

      Morocco: Fishery Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Partnership Agreement.

      National Bee Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much of the £2.3 million funding allocation to the National Bee Unit announced in January 2009 has been spent under...

      Office of Water Services: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Office of Water Services (Ofwat) buildings attended...

      Pets: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's policy is on signing the European Convention for the Protection of Pet Animals; and if he will make a...

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many incidents involving animals resulted in (a) injury and (b) death on (i) public rights of way and (ii) land to...

      Rural Payments Agency: Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps have been taken to ensure the security of farmers' personal data held by the Rural Payments Agency since the data...

      Sheep: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many attacks there were by dogs on sheep in (a) Lancashire and (b) the north west in the latest period for which...

      Total Allowable Catches

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what representations he has received on negotiations under the Common Fisheries Policy on Area 7 Nephrops total...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the development of an electronic system to record waste transfer rates, with particular...

      Waste Disposal: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many fixed penalty notices for household waste offences were issued in each Government Office region in each of the last...

      Waste Disposal: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme holds on those local authorities which...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to update his Department's document "Protecting whales-a global responsibility" prior to the International...

      Whales: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on whaling in the last 12 months; whether he plans to hold further...

  • Prime Minister

    • Government Departments: Cost-effectiveness

      To ask the Prime Minister how many staff worked on the Operational Efficiency Programme; how many (a) meetings and (b) video conferences were held as part of the work of the programme; how much...

    • Non-Departmental Public Bodies

      To ask the Prime Minister what arms-length bodies the Government plans to abolish, with reference to page 54 of "Putting the Front Line First: Smarter Government", Cm 7753.

      Public Sector: Procurement

      To ask the Prime Minister whether his planned consultation on Smarter Government will include proposals on access to data held on the monetary value of contracts let by or on behalf of the...

  • Transport

    • Cars: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cars have ceased to be licensed in each year since 1985.

    • Christmas

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

      Christmas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the hours during which tariffs may be charged for motorists' use of the Dartford-Thurrock Crossing are (a) determined by a European...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Invalid Vehicles: Driving Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a new offence of riding a mobility scooter in a dangerous way.

      M20: Lorries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost was of the moveable concrete barrier on the M20, pursuant to Operation Stack, how many times it has been deployed; and what...

      M4

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any section of the M4 in the London Borough of Hillingdon would fall within a public safety zone under the terms of his Department's...

      M5: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what works are being undertaken between junctions 13 and 11 of the M5; when the work is expected to be completed; what the estimated cost of...

      National Cycle Plan

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to publish the National Cycle Plan; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received on amending the civil law on accident liability by any driver of a moving motorised vehicle in...

      Seat Belts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps his Department (a) has taken and (b) plans to take to publicise the dangers to motorists of slipping a seat belt...

      Thames Crossing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will visit Castle Point constituency to assess the potential impact on the local environment of a new £4 billion Thames Crossing...

      Thames Estuary

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress has been made on the dredge in the Thames estuary for the London Gateway Port channel; what safeguards against disturbances of...

      Transport: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) if he will estimate the level of carbon emissions from (a) rail and (b) road haulage in each year since 1990 (i) per mile and (ii)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Lost Property

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office 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...

    • Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in (a) Herefordshire county council, (b) Shropshire council, (c) Telford and Wrekin borough...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were diagnosed with breast cancer in the constituencies of (a) Aldridge-Brownhills, (b) Birmingham Edgbaston, (c) Birmingham...

      Central Office of Information: Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Central Office of Information's (COI) buildings attended by civil servants in...

      Central Office of Information: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 3 November 2009, Official Report, columns 886-87W, on public relations (1) what...

      Charities: Asylum

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what support her Department provides to charities working with destitute asylum seekers.

      Charity Commission: Political Activities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1290W, on the Charity Commission, for what reason the declaration of...

      Death: Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the mortality rate from cancer was in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was spent by her Department and its agency on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of the last three years; and...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the advertising, marketing and publicity budget is of the (a) Real Help Now and (b) Building Britain's Future campaign in 2009-10.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in her Department have received allowances to buy a second home in London in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much No. 10 Downing Street spent on (a) cut flowers and (b) pot plants in 2008-09.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in her Department and its agency in each of the last 12 months for which figures are available; and...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many questions tabled for answer on a named day her Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions her Department...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written Answer by her Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received a...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she expects the Emergency Response and Recovery Guidance to be revised to reflect the new arrangements for recovery and Local Resilience Force, in...

      Floods

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she expects the National Hazards Team to conclude its review of critical infrastructure at risk from future floods; whether (a) public and (b)...

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what role the National Hazards Team will play in recovery from the recent floods in Cumbria.

      Government Departments: Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of (a) her Department's and (b) other Government departments' software was open source software (i) in February 2009 and (ii) at the...

      Government Departments: Security

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many different intrusion detection systems operate across Government departments in guarding against computer hacking.

      Hakluyt

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, column 1228W, on Hakluyt, if she will publish the submission to the Minister of State...

      Intelligence Services: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to her Department's press release of 10 October 2007, what the outcome was of the most recent review of the Single Security and...

      National School of Government: Valuation Office

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what courses representatives of the Valuation Office Agency attended at the National School of Government in (a) 2006-07, (b) 2007-08 and (c) 2008-09.

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will establish a commission to inquire into high pay; and if she will make a statement.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many civil servants earned over £150,000 in the last 12 months; and what the total monetary value was of the budgets of (a) central government...

      UK Statistics Authority: Hotels

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the UK Statistics Authority has spent on hotel accommodation for its staff in each of the last five years.

      UK Statistics Authority: Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what redesigns of websites operated by the UK Statistics Authority have been carried out since 27 June 2007; and what the (a) cost to the public purse...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when her Department first determined that there would be no cash losers from the implementation of reforms proposed in the Green Paper,...

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will review her Department's policy of excluding councillors' allowances from earnings in the calculation of child maintenance...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of households were in receipt of a 100 per cent. council tax reduction on the latest date for which figures are...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to her Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if she...

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials of (a) her Department and (b) its agencies have (i) been reprimanded, (ii) had their contract of employment terminated and...

      Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by her Department on providing translation services for its customers in each of the last 12 years.

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her Department's policy is on referring to an independent advocate those persons in need of support when applying for employment and...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeals against an original outcome of a work capability assessment have been upheld to date.

      Employment Schemes: Tourettes Syndrome

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what provision is made in the training of disability employment advisers to enable them to recognise and support people with Tourette syndrome...

      Equality 2025

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department have had with representatives of Equality 2025; and if she will...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made towards the target of 10,000 Future Jobs Fund jobs being green jobs.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what progress has been made towards the target of 15,000 Future Jobs Fund jobs created by social enterprises.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what mechanism the quality of Future Jobs Fund bids was assessed.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what procedure her Department has established to monitor and record the number of weeks a young person remains in a job created under the...

      Health and Safety Executive: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what payments the Health and Safety Executive has made to (a) Weber Shandwick and (b) Mandate Communications/AS Biss in the last 12 months...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of social tenants were receiving housing benefit on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 771W, on housing benefit: travelling people, what methodology is used...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many incapacity benefit claimants there were in each year since 1997; and how many of them (a) reached retirement age, (b) died and (c)...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, columns 298-9W, on industrial diseases: compensation, if she will make the...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of BP's contract to lease the Oikos terminal on Canvey Island; and if she will make a...

      Industrial Health and Safety: Hazardous Substances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what safety measures will be put in place by BP for the duration of its contract to lease the Oikos terminal on Canvey Island.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average length of time was for which claimants resident in Leeds West constituency were in receipt of jobseeker's allowance in (a)...

      Low Incomes: Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on the effect of levels of water...

      Means-Tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of (a) pensioners and (b) working age adults (i) with and (ii) without children who...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects to reply to the letter of 3 November 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall, North concerning a constituent.

      New Deal for Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of participants in the New Deal for Lone Parents have (a) undertaken a work trial and (b) undertaken a work...

      New Deal Schemes: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have entered employment as a result of participating in the New Deal in (a) Newport East constituency and (b) Wales in each...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in (a) Chesterfield constituency, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England her Department estimated to be in absolute poverty at...

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the total savings to her Department against expenditure on (a) pension credit, (b) housing benefit and (c) council tax...

      Personal Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions from what budgets funding for the proposed personal accounts will be drawn.

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what definitions of poverty are used in her Department; and if she will make a statement.

      Poverty: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of (a) adults and (b) children were living in poverty in (i) England, (ii) the West Yorkshire region and (iii) Leeds West...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much on average was received by an individual claimant of (a) incapacity benefit, (b) housing benefit and (c) income support weekly in...

      Social Security Benefits: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to assist people with autism when applying for benefits and seeking employment.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the average net change in income of a pensioner receiving no more than the basic state pension in each year since...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Nottingham North constituency are receiving the higher levels of winter fuel payments; and what the average increase in...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made on the number of people who were waiting (a) between one and 30 days, (b) between 30 and 60 days, (c) between 60...

      Work Capability Assessment: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will make an assessment of the financial position of people waiting for an appeal to be heard in respect of the outcome of their work...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she will respond to Question 301334, tabled by the hon. Member for South-West Bedfordshire on 19 November 2009, on departmental working...

  • Home Department

    • Action Plan Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many action plan orders relating to those aged (a) 10 or 11, (b) 12 to 14 and (c) 15 to 17 years old have been (i) given and (ii)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many alcohol-related crimes were recorded as being committed by 16 to 24 years olds in (a) Northamptonshire, (b) the East Midlands and...

      Animal Experiments: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many infringements of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 in Wales were recorded in 2008; and how many of those resulted in a...

      Anti-Terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have (a) been subject to a control order and (b) absconded (i) in the UK and (ii) abroad while subject to a control order...

      Arrests: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to publish statistics relating to football-related arrests and banning orders for 2008-09.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to reduce the asylum backlog; whether any additional staff have been assigned to this task in the last three...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has set a timetable for the consideration of the backlog of non-Arab Darfuri asylum claims in respect of the new...

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the benefits to migrants to the UK of the use of citizenship tests.

      Chief Scientific Adviser

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

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many crimes were recorded (a) in total and (b) per capita in (i) Wales and (ii) England in each year since 1997; (2) how many...

      Crime: Knives

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving the use of a knife were recorded by each police division in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Crimes of Violence: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of (a) grievous bodily harm and (b) actual bodily harm were recorded by each police division in Cambridgeshire in each...

      Custodial Treatment: Shotgun Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued in respect of the length of time for which a person who has served a custodial sentence in respect of...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

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

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many iPOD must devices have been bought by his Department since 2005; and what the cost to the public purse was of buying the devices.

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) cost was of each of the last four Departmental away days that he attended.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) which organisations were able to access data on the National DNA Database on 1 October 2009; (2) which organisations were able to...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were stopped and tested for drink driving (a) in West Yorkshire, (b) in each police authority area and (c) in total in...

      E-mail: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures his Department has in place regarding the monitoring of emails making fraudulent offers to recipients; and if he will make a...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many workers were permitted to enter the UK in the categories listed in paragraphs 8.4 and 8.5 of the Migration Advisory Committee's...

      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, what the average caseworking time to...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to issue a visa to Mr. Hapinderjit Singh, ref 2616562; what the reason is for the time taken to issue the visa; and if he...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to ensure that any changes to Tier 4 of the points-based system do not reduce the attractiveness of the UK as a...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-EU IT contractors in the Tier 2 category (a) applied for permission to stay in the UK and (b) were granted permission to stay...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many non-EU IT contractors in the Tier 2 category have permission to stay in the UK.

      Foreign Workers: Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what level of security clearance is required for IT specialists employed on temporary visas by IBM (India) who work in Somerset with access...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have voluntarily applied for an identity card (a) since 30 November 2009 and (b) to date.

      Identity Cards: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information will be held on the National Identity Register on identity card holders that is not held on the UK Passport Database in...

      Identity Cards: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to his Department of providing identity cards has been to date; and what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the...

      Illegal Immigrants: Bail

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants on bail have broken the conditions of their bail in the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the average time taken by the UK Border Agency to process an application for leave to remain in the UK.

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what arrangements have been made to residential and operational staffing of immigration removal centres over Christmas 2009 and the New Year...

      Immigration: Nepal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent changes there have been to Immigration Rules in respect of Nepal.

      Independent Safeguarding Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a privacy impact assessment was produced in relation to the (a) creation and (b) operation of the schemes overseen by the...

      National Public Order Intelligence Unit: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 339, on the National Public Order Intelligence Unit, what the...

      Offenders: Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many units within his Department are developing interventions and programmes for extremist offenders following their release from a...

      Offensive Weapons: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people charged with carrying an offensive weapon in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough, South and East...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of replacing a (a) passport damaged by the passport holder and (b)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to assist those to whom passports with a faulty chip have been issued; and if he will make a statement.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many passports issued in each of the last three years have been found to contain faulty chips.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police constables there were in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers there were in each year since...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much police forces have paid to release private vehicles to their owners from local authority compounds in each of the last five years.

      Police: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers of each ethnicity there were in Leeds, North-West constituency in each year since 2005; and what percentage of the...

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of police officers earn more than £18,000 a year.

      Radicalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cross-departmental committees with the purpose of tackling extremism there are; which Departments are represented on each such...

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average payment to a foreign national under the Facilitated Returns Scheme has been since its inception.

      Security: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the official threat level in respect of the new year celebrations in London.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints of bullying of staff within the Serious and Organised Crime Agency have been brought in each year since 2006.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to his letter to the hon. Member for Thurrock of 1 June 2009 in respect of case reference W1035264-CTS M11279/9, handled by...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of banks which have secured the agreement of customers to long-term fixed-rate mortgages for periods during...

    • Benefits: Children

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many child tax credit applications were contested with two or more individuals asserting claims for the same child in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07,...

      Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 365W, on the pre-Budget report, when the boiler scrappage scheme will become...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many claims for child benefit have been made in each of the last three years.

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many requests to expedite individuals' child benefit claims were made (a) by (i) local authorities, (ii) voluntary agencies, (iii) Jobcentre Plus...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the longest time was for payment of a child benefit claim to be started for (a) UK nationals, (b) non-UK EEA nationals, (c) A8 EEA nationals, (d)...

      Child Benefit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the largest sum of child benefit paid retrospectively to an individual or couple was in (a) 2009, (b) 2008 and (c) the last five years.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much his Department has spent on advertising and promoting the Child Trust Fund in each year since its establishment; (2) what recent discussions...

      Christmas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Climate Change Levy: Agriculture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of the contribution to Climate Change Levy receipts to the Carbon Trust from the (a) horticulture, (b) pig...

      Corporation Tax: Patents

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from corporation tax applied to patents in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Public Works Loan Board's buildings attended by civil servants in the Public...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside his Department's building attended by civil servants in his Department there have been...

      Departmental Coordination: Scotland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) written correspondence, (b) electronic correspondence, (c) meetings and (d) other communications he has had with the Secretary of State for...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department has spent on external legal advice in respect of (a) the Assets Protection Scheme, (b) bank bail outs, (c) the merger of HBOS and...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what process is used to appoint or draw up contracts with external lawyers to advise his Department; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1 May 2008.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 substantive...

      Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department considers the provision of an interest free loan to be a qualifying benefit for the purpose of tax relief on contributions to an...

      Employee Benefit Trusts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many employee benefit trusts registered with HM Revenue and Customs have only one beneficiary.

      Equitable Life Ex-gratia Payment Scheme Review

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will require Sir John Chadwick to report by a specified date his advice on an ex-gratia payment scheme to Equitable Life policy holders.

      Government Actuary's Department: Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside the Government Actuary's Department's buildings attended by civil servants in the...

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many gilts have been issued by the Government through (a) pre-announced auctions, (b) syndication and (c) mini-tenders in each of the last five years.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column 1123W, on housing: valuation, when the code of practice, Valuations for Right to...

      Inheritance Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many estates paid inheritance tax in each of the last 10 years; (2) how much revenue has accrued to the Treasury from inheritance tax in each of...

      Interest Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, what assessment he has made of the effect on long-term interest rates of the Government's borrowing...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on fiscal incentives for people with mortgages on domestic properties who are (a) up to date with their payments and (b) in arrears...

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on steps to reduce the level of Government debt included in the 2009 pre-Budget report, Cm 7747; and if he will make a...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, from which components of the National Programme for IT he expects the proposed efficiency savings to be taken.

      Public Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his Department's publication Long-term public finance report: an analysis of fiscal sustainability, what the figures are which are represented...

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many higher paid public sector posts will require his Department's approval for payment of a salary above a defined level.

      Public Sector: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely reduction in the number of higher paid public sector posts in the next three years.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) buildings attended by civil servants in HMRC there have...

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) staff are directly employed and (b) consultants there are in each department of HM Revenue and Customs.

      Revenue and Customs: Public Opinion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public opinion surveys HM Revenue and Customs has performed since 2006; and what the title of each such survey was.

      Revenue and Customs: Sudbury

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many enquiries were made to HM Revenue and Customs enquiry centre at Crown Building, Sudbury in each of the last three years.

      Revenue and Customs: Sudbury

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many members of staff were employed at HM Revenue and Customs enquiry centre at Crown Building, Sudbury in each of the last three years.

      Revenue and Customs: Sudbury

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether there are plans to reduce the opening hours of the HM Revenue and Customs enquiry centre at Crown Building, Sudbury.

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many calls an interpreter was provided on (a) the tax credits public helpline, (b) the tax credits intermediaries helpline, (c) the child benefit...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has responded to the Social Security Advisory Committee's Occasional Paper Number 7 recommendation (a) call-backs should be offered...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps have been taken to improve the service of the tax credits public helpline to people from ethnic minorities under the race equality duty in...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps have been taken to improve the service of the child benefit public helpline to disabled people under the disability equality duty in the...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 11 June 2009, Official Report, column 983W, on welfare tax credits: telephone services, what the evidential basis is that...

      Smuggling: Ivory

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much ivory has been seized in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Avoidance: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the statement of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 368, on the pre-Budget report, how many of the 100,000 offshore accounts being...

      Tax Evasion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were convicted of tax evasion in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what percentage of total taxation revenue has accrued to the Treasury from taxation on (a) the financial sector and (b) the housing sector in...

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue was raised through bingo taxation in each year since 2005.

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received in 2009 on the level of bingo taxation.

      Taxation: Bingo

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what proportion of receipts from indirect taxation was from bingo taxation in 2008-09.

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what field research and site visits to self-catering properties were conducted by HM Revenue and Customs prior to the publication of its technical note,...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many UK residents with qualifying furnished holiday lettings (FHLs) in the European Economic Area have submitted claims under the FHLs rules since...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what evidence must be provided by UK residents with qualifying furnished holiday lettings (FHLs) in the European Economic Area when they submit claims under...

      Taxation: Revenues

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the proportion of revenue accruing to the Exchequer through indirect taxation from persons in the (a) bottom quintile and (b) top...

      Transfer Pricing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many advance pricing agreements (a) have been made and (b) were in force with multinational companies in each year since 2005; and in how many such...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the longest time has been between a tax credit claim being made and payment being started for (a) a UK national (b) all non-UK EEA nationals, (c) a...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Appeals

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many appeals relating to tax credits were lodged by (a) UK nationals, (b) non-UK EEA nationals, (c) A8 EEA nationals, (d) A2 EEA nationals and...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Complaints

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average and (b) longest time to resolve a tax credits complaint by a member of the public was in (i) 2005-06, (ii) 2006-07, (iii) 2007-08 and...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of reducing the second income threshold in the tax credit system from £50,000 to £40,000; and if he...

      Wind Farms

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many wind farms are on the Valuation Office Agency (a) local rating list and (b) national rating list; and what criteria are used to determine the...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's policy is on decompression periods for its staff working in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to increase the number of its personnel stationed in Afghanistan in the next 12 months.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans are in place to ensure that Christmas cards and gifts reach officials of his Department in Afghanistan in time for...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

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

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what projects sponsored by his Department in Afghanistan have had their funding reduced in each year since 2001; and in respect...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what projects sponsored by his Department in Afghanistan have been wound up or discontinued in each year since 2001; and for...

      Andrew Symeou

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions (a) he, (b) other Ministers at his Department, (c) officials of his Department, (d) officials at the...

      Andrew Symeou

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department is providing to Andrew Symeou, detained in Korydallos prison in Athens; what assessment his...

      Association of South East Asian Nations: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support the Government are providing to the new ASEAN inter-governmental Commission on Human Rights.

      Australia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next expects to meet his Australian counterpart to discuss (a) UK-Australian relations and (b) global issues.

      British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what tsunami-warning systems are in place for the purposes of protecting the British Indian Ocean Territory.

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for St Ives of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 356W, on the British Indian...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many offenders held in prisons in (a) in Cayman Islands, (b) Anguilla and (c) the British Virgin Islands are serving time...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many offenders held in prisons in (a) the Cayman Islands, (b) Anguilla and (c) the British Virgin Islands are serving...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any Royal visits to the (a) British Overseas Territories and (b) Crown Dependencies are planned to mark the Queen's...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the development of an over-arching,...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the proportion of those children eligible to attend who are enrolled in the education...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to take steps to enable British Overseas Territories to apply for funding for environmental conservation...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which British Overseas Territories are members of the Global Island Partnership.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much high-level radioactive waste is stored in each of the British Overseas Territories.

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 10 June 2009, Official Report, column 166W, on British Overseas Territories: young offenders,...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which British Overseas Territories have a National Olympic Committee.

      Burma: United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions his Department has had with UN counterparts on securing a replacement for Mr Ibrahim Gambari as the UN Special...

      Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the proportion of waste products (a) disposed of in landfills and (b) recycled in...

      Caribbean

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the average energy consumption by household in each British Caribbean Overseas Territory.

      Caribbean: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what support his Department has provided to the governments of British Caribbean Overseas Territories to assist with anti-knife...

      Caribbean: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on people-trafficking in the British Caribbean Overseas Territories with representatives of...

      Caribbean: Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on the number of wind turbines operating in each of the British Caribbean Overseas Territories.

      Climate Change: Antarctic

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the British Antarctic Survey has commissioned research into the causes and effects of climate change and global warming...

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will visit Colombia to discuss reports of murders of trade unionists in that country.

      Colombia: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on proposals for a free trade agreement between Colombia and the EU.

      Colombia: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of representations made by hon. Members and legislators in other EU national parliaments requesting...

      Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have not implemented the provisions of the UN Convention for the...

      Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have not implemented the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights...

      Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK Crown Dependencies and Overseas Territories have not implemented the provisions of the UN Convention on the Rights...

      Departmental Art Works

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

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much was spent by his Department and its agencies on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the FCO-DfID Shared Services Plan of November 2006, whether the deadline to harmonise the pay and conditions...

      Departmental Personnel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in what capacity (a) Nicholas Banner and (b) Gavin Mackay are employed by his Department.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) date, (b) location and (c) cost was of each of the last four Departmental away days that he attended.

      Departmental Training

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

      Diplomatic Service: South America

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many consular staff his Department employs in each of its embassies in South America.

      East Asia: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the appointment of an EU special representative for human rights and security in East Asia, with...

      Eritrea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 497W, on Eritrea, what the outcome was of the meeting...

      Eritrea: Ethiopia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his (a) European Union and (b) African Union counterparts on the implementation of the...

      European External Action Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether EU defence attachés or military representatives are planned to form part of the EU's External Action Service; and...

      Falkland Islands: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps have been taken to mitigate potential adverse environmental effects arising from mine-clearing operations on the...

      Falkland Islands: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress the government of the Falkland Islands has made in meeting its obligations under the Ottawa Treaty on mine clearance.

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his Department's most recent estimate is of the volume of oil deposits off the Falkland Islands.

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what measures are being taken to mitigate potential adverse environmental effects arising from drilling for oil off the Falkland...

      Falkland Islands: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of tourists who have arrived in the Falkland Islands in each year since 2005; and how...

      Fiji: Diplomatic Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between Fiji and the UK; and if he will make a statement.

      Gibraltar: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations the Government have made to the European Court of Justice in respect of the application by the Government...

      Gibraltar: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Gibraltar on the dispute over British Gibraltar territorial waters.

      Gibraltar: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the Spanish government's recent assertion of claims to waters off the coast of...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009 to the hon. Member for Monmouth, Official Report, column 1033W, on Government...

      Horn of Africa: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 498W, on the Horn of Africa: EU, what progress has been made...

      Iran: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made recent representations to the Iranian Government on Baha'is in Iran.

      Iraq: Casualties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many Iraqi locally employed civilians have been killed as a result of their association with the Government since 9 October 2009.

      Israel: Borders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when HM Ambassador to Israel most recently visited the Karni crossing.

      Kirsty MacColl

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with (a) his Mexican counterpart and (b) the Mexican Ambassador to the UK in the case of...

      Kosovo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's policy is on the United Nations General Assembly Resolution on an advisory opinion from the International...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for West Derbyshire of 10 September 2009 concerning the visa...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice he has received on whether the blockade of Gaza constitutes collective punishment within the meaning of the Fourth...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has reviewed the compatibility of the blockade of Gaza with the obligations of Israel in respect of trade and human...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on the introduction of the Israeli buffer zone in Gaza.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he has taken to intensify efforts to provide (a) arrangements and (b) guarantees to ensure the sustained reopening...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 429W, on the Middle East: armed conflict, what the nature...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 305W, on the Middle East: armed conflict, what the legal...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made at the United Nations General Assembly to ensure that a full investigation is...

      Middle East: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of the 32 million euro in European Union funding for the reconstruction in Gaza announced by the Commissioner...

      Middle East: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what initiatives he has proposed to his overseas counterparts to overcome restrictions on the entry of materials for...

      Mott MacDonald

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, columns 320-324W, on departmental contracts, what the purpose...

      North Korea: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if the Government will urge the Government of the People's Republic of China to create a corridor of access to allow the United...

      North Korea: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will urge the government of the People's Republic of China to take steps to prevent North Korean agents abducting North...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps at the United Nations to seek the establishment of a commission of inquiry into alleged crimes against...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that concerns over human rights violations in North Korea are reflected in the next EU Common...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that concerns over human rights violations in North Korea are raised in to bilateral (a)...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to draw attention to the human rights situation in North Korea in the United Nations.

      Nosratollah Tajik

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions there have been between the US authorities and the (a) UK Mission in the United States and (b) Foreign and...

      Nosratollah Tajik

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions there have been between the government of Iran and the (a) UK Mission in Tehran and (b) Foreign and...

      Official Gifts: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what official gifts he and his predecessors have received from the President of Pakistan and Ministers in the Pakistani...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1036W, on the Olympic Games 2012, how many staff in his...

      Overseas Territories Consultative Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1036W, on the Overseas Territories Consultative Council,...

      Palestinians: Territorial Waters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what advice he has received on the legal status of territorial waters off Gaza; and if he will make a statement.

      Pitcairn Islands: Literacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what information his Department holds on literacy rate among residents of the Pitcairn Islands.

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many UK private military and security companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to carry out work in (a)...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) complaints and (b) reports of human rights abuses have been received by his Department in relation to the...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1154-5W, on Sri Lanka, when the next visit to Sri Lanka...

      Sri Lanka: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the Sri Lankan Government's progress towards political reconciliation in the country since the...

      Sri Lanka: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the Sri Lankan Government's progress towards establishing an accountability mechanism for...

      Travel Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department has spent on the (a) Another side to paradise campaign, (b) Don't be a Dick campaign, (c) Don't miss...

      UK China Task Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the UK China Taskforce has met since August 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      War Crimes: Judiciary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his policy is on extending the mandate of the international judges and prosecutors serving in the War Crimes Chamber of the...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of Morocco on the human rights situation in Western Sahara.

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will raise the human rights situation within Western Sahara at the next meeting of the UN Security Council.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has issued guidance to local authorities on the sale by allotment holders in municipal allotments of...

    • Caravan Sites: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden, of 30 June 2009, Official Report, column 203W, on stop notices:...

      Common Land

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criteria are used to determine the designation of designated green space or common recreational area as a village green;...

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has allocated to each group in receipt of funding under the Prevent Partnership area-based grant in each...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the monetary value of council tax receipts was in each Government office region in each year since 2006-07.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the (a) changing of council tax banding multipliers and (b) creation of new council tax bands would require (i)...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether re-banding of properties for the purpose of levying council tax would require a partial or full council tax revaluation.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department and its predecessor made of the merits of transferring responsibility for council tax collection...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to amend the Local Government Act 2003 to allow (a) county councils and (b) waste disposal...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local council tax discounts are in operation under the Local Government Act 2003.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the maximum period of time after the issuing of a bill for council...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on the number of instalments in which council tax may be collected.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1389W, on council housing: finance, if he will place...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities may levy credit card (a) fees and (b) surcharges on (i) council tax bills and (ii) parking fines...

      Council Tax: Second Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations he has received on proposals to levy a higher rate of council tax on second homes under the Sustainable...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of dwellings have been assigned a (a) dwellinghouse code and (b) value significant code by the Valuation...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 759W, on council tax: valuation, whether the addition...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what new files on council tax revaluation have been created by his Department since September 2007.

      Councillors: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department collects data on spending on councillors' allowances from local spending reports.

      Departmental Art Works

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

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October...

      Departmental Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies and non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs) have to impose...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what criminal offences have been (a) created and (b) abolished by secondary legislation sponsored by his Department since 1...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what rebranding of his Department has been undertaken since its creation; and what the cost to the public purse has been of that...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department's special advisers have signed waivers under the European Working Time Directive.

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 15 June 2009, Official Report, column 18W, on...

      Departmental Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was paid to each supplier of goods or services to his Department in 2008-09.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for future financial allocations to (a) the Private Sector Renewal Fund, (b) Growth Point Funding, (c) the...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of his Department's (a) programmes and (b) projects have had their spending brought forward from one year to an earlier...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, columns 519-20W, on departmental public expenditure, which of...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which programmes in his Department were underspent in 2008-09; and by how much in each case.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on away days in the last 12 months; and what the (i) subject and (ii)...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest timetable is for completion of the proposed eco-town developments.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on how many occasions fire and rescue authorities have been unable to cope with a major fire or incident since 1979; and which...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the New Dimension programme; and what budget was set for...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish an updated (a) national and (b) regional business case for the FiReControl project.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the location was of each local FiReControl emergency control room prior to the implementation of the FiReControl project;...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to Lord Hanningfield of 18 December 2007, Official Report, House of Lords, column 117WA, and to...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what payments have been made to EADS in respect of the FiReControl project; and what estimate has been made of the monetary...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on the FiReControl project; and what the estimated (a) gross and (b) net cost of that project is in...

      Fire Services: Finance

      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 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 811W,...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued by (a) his Department, (b) Firebuy and (c) the Fire Service College on actions which...

      Fires: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department's fire research programme has undertaken research into (a) the effects of the ban on smoking in public...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent assessment is of progress in the implementation of recommendation 38 of the Pitt Report on flooding in...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each year since 2007; and...

      Local Development Frameworks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account the Infrastructure Planning Commission will take of a local development framework in considering a planning application.

      Local Government Employers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding was provided from the public purse to (a) Local Government Employers, (b) the Improvement and Development Agency...

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether a timetable has been set for bringing forward proposals for rules relating to the terms of office of office-holders in...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of local spending by public bodies which is controlled by local authorities.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms his Department plans to put in place for the purposes of meeting its targets relating to the implementation of...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has made an estimate of the level of expenditure by local authorities on litigation relating to the...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of local authorities whose expenditure on free bus travel has...

      Local Government Finance: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding from (a) revenue support, (b) capital grant and (c) supported borrowing was provided by central Government...

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of the deposits of each local authority in Icelandic banks have been refunded; when he expects...

      Local Government: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department issues guidance to local authorities on funding for their own television (a) channels and (b) programmes.

      Local Government: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information his Department holds on the level of (a) salary, (b) car mileage allowance and (c) other allowances of the...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what mechanisms local authorities approve the salary awarded to their chief executives.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the future of the Local Government Pension Scheme.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse was of employers' contributions to the Local Government Pension scheme in each year since 1997-98.

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) items of statistical data and (b) regular reports local authority pension funds provide to his Department.

      Local Government: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department collects information from local spending reports on expenditure by local authorities on publicity for...

      Mayors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to implement the proposal in his Department's Communities in Control White Paper on reducing the (a) petition...

      National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what timetable has been set for the publication of National Policy Statements in their final versions.

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of eligible businesses of each rateable value he expects to claim small business rate relief in (a) 2009-10 and...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the cost of transitional relief in the (a) 2005 and (b) 2010 business rate revaluations is not being met from...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the net cost to the public purse after the application of downward phasing was of providing transitional relief in respect...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the take-up rate of the 2009 business rate deferral scheme in respect of the (a) five per cent....

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of gross revenue from non-domestic rates was not redistributed to local authorities in each year...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) of 10 November 2009, Official Report, columns...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Statement of Lord McKenzie of 14 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 298, on...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the estimated (a) maximum and (b) average value of small business rate relief, in cash terms is for (i) 2008-09, (ii)...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has plans to (a) make or (b) lay before Parliament in draft further statutory instruments relating to business...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Putney (Justine Greening) of 13 July 2009, Official Report, column 131W, on...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Entertainments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology is to be used by the Valuation Office Agency to value travelling funfairs and circuses for the purposes of the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to Lord Bates of 12 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 208WA, on non-domestic...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 75W, on non-domestic rates: public houses, whether an...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made, other than by means of his Department's consultation on transitional relief, of the effects on...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the (a) gross cost before and (b) net cost after the application of downward phasing of...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he expects the 2010 rates revaluation to be revenue-neutral across (a) the five year cycle and (b) in each year of...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which 50 individual hereditaments in the South East had the biggest percentage change in rateable value between the 2005 Rating...

      Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of his Department and its agencies have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

      Oneplace

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to his Department was of building the Oneplace web portal was; what budget he has allocated for the purpose of...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of each research project commissioned by his Department on residential car parking in the...

      Parking: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1509W, on parking: fees and charges, how much revenue...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to allocate funding to local authorities in respect of their new duties consequent on the creation of the...

      Regeneration: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which regeneration schemes funded by his Department are delivered through the regional development agencies.

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his policy is on elected regional government in England outside London.

      Urban Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to provide assistance to the accelerated development zones pilot schemes run by local authorities.

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any local authorities have reported efficiencies relating to the introduction of wheeled refuse containers in their most...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeship vacancies have been (a) advertised and (b) filled through the National Apprenticeship...

    • Apprentices: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many apprenticeships there were in Leeds in each year since 1997; (2) how many apprenticeships there were...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bankruptcies of (a) individuals in each age group resident in and (b) businesses based in (i) Lewes...

      Business: Capital Investment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the level of investment by businesses has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage business investment in the West Midlands.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 13 July 2009, Official Report, columns 190-1W, on business: overseas trade, if he...

      Departmental Reviews

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the review of his Department's agencies to be published.

      EU Globalisation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications the UK has made to the EU Globalisation Adjustment Fund; how many (a) have been approved, (b)...

      Learning and Skills Council for England: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments the Learning and Skills Council has made to (a) Fishburn Hedges and (b) Weber Shandwick Public Affairs...

      Local Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the merits of extending the Joint Statement on Access to Skills, Advice and Trade...

      Office of Fair Trading: Internet

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

      Royal Mail: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many postal workers were disciplined for failing to attempt to deliver parcels and delivering 'sorry you were out'...

      Trade Agreements: Colombia

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the negotiation of a free trade agreement between the EU and Colombia.

      UK Trade and Investment: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) away days and (b) conferences that took place outside UK Trade and Investment's (UKTI) buildings...

      Unemployment: Kent

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of 16 to 24 year olds were not in education, employment or training in (a) Ashford...

      Wales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent in Wales in each financial year since 1997.

      Yorkshire Forward and One North East: Public Appointments

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what provision is made in the proposed contracts of the new Chairman of (a) Yorkshire Forward and (b) One North East...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his Department's policy is on the accumulation and use of air miles by his Department's personnel flying at public expense.

    • Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development on what pay band his Department's Chief Information Officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in his Department in each of the last three years; and how much...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development how many and what percentage of Parliamentary Questions tabled for written answer by his Department on a named day in session 2008-09...

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 497, on Eritrea: overseas aid, what steps his Department is taking...

      Eritrea: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his latest assessment is of the food security situation in Eritrea; what steps his Department is taking in this regard; and if he...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of his Department's aid budget has been allocated to each recipient country in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10;...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on Gaza: reconstruction, what reasons the Government of...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 435W, on Gaza: reconstruction, whether his Department is...

      Palestinians: Utilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 436W, on Gaza: utilities, what remedial action his Department has...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many UK private military and security companies have been awarded contracts by his Department to carry out work in (a)...

      Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many third sector agencies operating in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Iraq and receiving government funding are employing private...

      Sri Lanka: Internally Displaced Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment has been made of the Sri Lankan government's progress in resettling internally displaced persons in the north of the...

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what clinical evidence was used to establish the target emergency response time for (a) Category A patients at eight minutes and (b) Category B patients...

    • Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he was first informed of the high standardised mortality rates at Basildon and Thurrock NHS Foundation Trust; and if he will make a statement;...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital admissions there were (a) in total and (b) in each (i) primary care trust area of responsibility and (ii) cancer network area of...

      Burns: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he expects to receive any further recommendations or reports from the Northern Burn Care review relating to the provision of burn care services in...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent per head on cancer treatment and services in (a) England, (b) the South West Strategic Health Authority and (c) each primary care...

      Care Quality Commission: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on the Care Quality Commission since the Commission's formation.

      Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate has been made of the number of carers in England.

      Dental Services: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with learning disabilities had all their teeth removed in 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of invoices submitted to his Department have been paid within 10 days in each month since October 2008; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Co-ordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what occasions on (a) Monday 7 December and (b) Tuesday 8 December 2009 he had discussions with Ministers of the Department for Work and Pensions.

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what websites that are within his Department's responsibility.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 6.24, page 103 of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what his Department's planned (a) total, (b) resource, (c) capital and...

      Dietary Supplements: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) impact assessment and (b) economic impact assessment has been conducted in respect of the proposed restriction of sale of food supplements...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many respondees to the Social Care Green Paper (a) supported and (b) opposed changes to attendance allowance and disability living allowance.

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the proportion of (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance which is typically spent on (i) activities...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 206, what...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the contribution of the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 154,...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether people currently eligible for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance would receive (i) an equivalent level of support,...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what (a) assessment he has made of and (b) modelling his Department has undertaken on the relationship between the group that currently receives (i)...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who are eligible for (a) attendance allowance and (b) disability living allowance who would cease to...

      Health Professions: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department holds information on complaints made to the General Medical Council against medical practitioners.

      Health: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, column 354W, on health: learning disabilities, when he plans to publish the independent...

      Hospital Beds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many bed days at Ashford and St Peters NHS Trust were taken by patients who had already been cleared for discharge in each of the last three years.

      Hospitals: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many complaints the Care Quality Commission has received regarding the cleanliness and hygiene of acute hospitals since its inception.

      Kidneys: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take in response to each of the eight principal recommendations made in the recently published National Confidential Enquiry into...

      Muscular Dystrophy: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that patients with muscular dystrophy in London have access to NHS-funded muscular dystrophy care advisers; and if...

      NHS: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the risk-adjusted backlog maintenance cost for the NHS in (a) England and (b) each strategic health authority has been in each year since 1997; and...

      NHS: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what key efficiency gains are under consideration in the national health service in order to provide resources for front-line services.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 6.24, page 103 of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what his Department's plans are for NHS (a) total, (b) resource, (c)...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he plans to renegotiate the National programme for IT contracts for the delivery of the Care Records Service with (a) BT for its delivery...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what date BT is expected to complete the implementation of Cerner Millennium in each of the 12 trusts in its Southern Local Service Provider structure;...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what discussions his Department has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) suppliers to the National...

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent (a) managers and (b) senior managers were in post in each NHS trust in each of the last five years.

      North East: Neuromuscular Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has had discussions with the North East Specialised Commissioning Group on a review of neuromuscular services in that region; (2) if he...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-UK citizens received gastric band surgery in hospitals and clinics in England and Wales in 2008.

      Out of Area Treatment: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients from Wales received treatment at Hereford Hospitals NHS Trust in each of the last five years; what the cost of such treatment was in...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of people (a) under the age of 18 years old, (b) between 18 and 24 years old and (c) over the age of 24 years smoked in England in each...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what impact assessments were undertaken of the effects on licensed premises of the ban on smoking in public places were carried out (a) before and (b)...

      Social Enterprise Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 288W, on the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, on what date each organisation in...

      Social Enterprise Investment Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 288W, on the Social Enterprise Investment Fund, how much the Social Enterprise...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the provision of free personal care at home falls under the (a) partnership, (b) insurance or (c) comprehensive model of the Social Care Green...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether an assessment for a package of care as proposed in the Social Care Green Paper includes assessing the extra costs of being disabled in the same...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 498W, on social services, from which of his Department's budgets he plans to fund the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to paragraph 6.46, pages 109-10 of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, how the anticipated savings correlate with the estimate in the impact...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment his Department has made of the ability of local authorities to deliver free personal care to people with (a) disabilities and (b)...

      Social Services: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the annual cost of providing free personal care for people with disabilities; and if he will make a statement.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Autism: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what steps his Department has taken to ensure that children with an autistic spectrum disorder have appropriate support from...

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities have received no funding under the Building Schools for the Future programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what measures are in place to ensure that schools being constructed under his Department's Building Schools for the Future...

      Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare settings based at college and universities have closed in each quarter of each of the last five years.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families who was responsible for drawing up guidance notes for the barring decision making process published in February 2009 by the Board...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people have contacted Ofsted's safeguarding children whistleblower hotline in each month since its inception.

      Class Sizes: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size in schools in Preston was in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Classroom Assistants: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent teaching assistants there were in (a) maintained nurseries, (b) primary schools, (c) secondary...

      Common Assessment Framework

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which children's services authorities have not yet been inspected under the Common Assessment Framework; (2) which...

      Co-operative Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will list for each local authority those Co-operative Schools registered with his Department; and if he will indicate what...

      Education: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 16 year olds completed a BTEC First Diploma in each subject in each of the last five years.

      GCSE: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in Nottingham North constituency obtained five A* to C grades at GCSE including English and mathematics...

      GCSE: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in Preston schools gained five A* to C GCSEs or equivalent in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills has spent on hotel accommodation for its officials...

      National Academy of Parenting Practitioners: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated to the National Academy of Parenting Practitioners in each financial year since 2006-07.

      National Curriculum Tests: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 14 year olds in Preston schools reached level 5 or above in key stage 3 results in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      National Curriculum Tests: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many 11 year olds in Preston schools reached level 4 or above in key stage 2 results in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether any of Ofsted's three regional contractors themselves have contracts for the supply of goods and services to any of the...

      Ofsted

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what assessment he has made of the experience of each of Ofsted's three regional contractors in respect of each of the...

      Pre-School Education: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children aged (a) three and (b) four years in Nottingham North constituency are in free nursery places.

      Pupil Referral Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which Pupil Referral Units he has visited since his appointment; and on what date each such visit took place.

      Pupils: Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what qualifications are equivalent to one or more GCSE passes; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding was provided per pupil in the maintained sector for (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in (i)...

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were closed in each local authority area in 2008-09.

      Schools: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the schools capital project budget is for Gloucestershire in 2009-10.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools have been placed in an Ofsted category under the new inspection framework; (2) how many schools have...

      Schools: Northampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on school improvements in Northampton (a) between 1979 and 1997 and (b) between 1997 and 2009.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) which schools inspected in 2009 to date have had their procedures for safeguarding rated as inadequate; and if he will make...

      Schools: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Leeds West constituency and (b) West Yorkshire are below the National Challenge benchmark following the...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects his Department to meet its target of 3,500 Sure Start children's centres.

      Teachers: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) physics, (b) chemistry, (c) mathematics, (d) English, (e) biology and (f) history teachers who entered the...

      Teachers: Qualifications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary school teachers have (i) applied for and (ii) obtained the National Professional...

      Young Offenders

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

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons he decided that grandfathering rights on the basis of those applied to offshore wind projects should not apply to...

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to monitor the level of use of each source of biomass fuel.

      Buildings: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the level of carbon emissions was from (a) housing and (b) other buildings in respect of (i) heating and cooling, (ii) hot...

      Carbon Emissions: Developing Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's press release of 26 June 2009, Make or break time for our climate, what research was used in the...

      Carbon Emissions: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate has been made of the effects of cigarette smoking on levels of carbon dioxide emissions.

      Climatic Research Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information the University of East Anglia Climate Research Unit has provided to his Department since its inception.

      Departmental Art Works

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

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on (a) Ministerial photoshoots and (b) production of videos in which Ministers appear since its...

      Departmental Scientists

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Departmental Training

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

      Departmental Training

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

      Electricity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on independent electricity producers of (a) the regime for the renewables obligation and...

      Energy Efficiency Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what plans he has for the future of his Department's energy efficiency and lowest rate tariff schemes; (2) what his most recent...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to the answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1297W, on council tax: energy, if he will place in the...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his Department's proposed feed-in-tariffs scheme on the development of the UK's...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the likely effect of his Department's proposed feed-in-tariffs scheme on (a) energy sector competition...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when the interim metering arrangements will be in place for installations claiming feed-in-tariffs prior to the roll-out of smart meters.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consultative meetings he has had with (a) representatives of the renewables industry and (b) energy supply companies to discuss...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely TWh levels of power from sub-5MW renewables supported by his Department's proposed...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of electricity prices in 2020, excluding the cost of his Department's proposed feed-in-tariffs scheme.

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what levels of (a) commercial sector and (b) energy service companies sector investment his Department estimates will be made under...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what 2020 standard electricity price assumption Element Energy were asked to use for his Department's proposed feed-in-tariffs scheme...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has used a range of standard electricity price scenarios in the Element Energy model for his Department's...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely differential cost to domestic consumers under his Department's proposed feed-in tariffs scheme...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his estimate is of the likely differential cost to domestic consumers under his Department's proposed feed-in tariffs scheme in...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the financial effects upon participants in the Carbon Reduction Commitment of participation in his...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment has been made of the effect of the Carbon Reduction Commitment (Energy Efficiency Scheme) on the large public and...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the inflation treatment will be of payments under his Department's proposed feed-in tariffs in relation to (a) the production...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the tax treatment of income under his Department's proposed feed-in tariffs scheme is for the (a) domestic sector, (b)...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what definition his Department uses of the term fuel poverty; what changes to this definition there have been since 1997; whether he...

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many families were in fuel poverty in each region in each of the last two years.

      Fuel Poverty: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of fuel poverty in Preston.

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many companies have been investigated and removed from Government schemes for cavity wall insulation grants in the last five years;...

      Low Carbon Transition Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions he has had with the devolved Administrations to ensure co-ordination in implementation of the UK Low Carbon Transition...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with which companies his Department has discussed the development of a smart grid in the last six months.

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change which stakeholder groups his Department has (a) created and (b) consulted on the development of a smart grid in the last six months.

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he last met (a) Ofcom and (b) Ofgem to discuss the establishment of a smart grid; and if he will make a statement.

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what meetings with each stakeholder group he has had on the allocation of the bandwidth spectrum in respect of the development of a...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has undertaken any research into the effect of the transmission charging regime on cross-border trade.

      Renewables Obligation: Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what his policy is on the future allocation of renewable obligation certificates per unit of electricity produced by biofuels;...

      Tidal Power: River Severn

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what discussions his Department has had with relevant authorities in The Netherlands about the construction and subsequent impacts of...

      Warm Homes and Energy Conservation Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent discussions he has had with (a) HM Treasury and (b) other Ministerial colleagues on the operation of the Warm Homes and...

  • House of Lords

    • Abu Dhabi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 10 November (HL Deb, cols. 676-7), whether they have held further discussions with relevant authorities in...

    • Abu Dhabi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 10 November (HL Deb, cols. 676-7), whether the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has taken forward any...

      Abu Dhabi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the authorities in Abu Dhabi about outstanding claims by the Al-Ghussein family for the loss of the family's business and...

      Abu Dhabi

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will raise with the Government of Abu Dhabi the outstanding claims of the Al-Ghussein family concerning the loss of their property and any threat...

      Afghanistan: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are funding any mental health services in Afghanistan; if so, where; and how much they are funding.

      Afghanistan: Mental Health

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Union or NATO are supporting mental health services for the Afghan people; if so, where; and at what annual cost.

      Agriculture: Maps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Farming and the Environment, Jim Fitzpatrick, on 21 July (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 1167W), what...

      Armed Forces: Ballistic Sensor Fused Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when ballistic sensor fused munitions will be available for use on the battlefield.

      Armed Forces: Ballistic Sensor Fused Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what testing they will undertake on ballistic sensor fused munitions before use on the battlefield.

      Armed Forces: Ballistic Sensor Fused Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the manufacturers of ballistic sensor fused munitions regarding their ability to remain on the ground and cause damage to...

      Armed Forces: Ballistic Sensor Fused Munitions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the manufacturer of ballistic sensor fused munitions is a British company; and, if so, what export restrictions will be imposed upon that weapon.

      Armed Forces: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Question for Written Answer HL5965 about the cost of the United Kingdom's operations in certain countries, tabled on 23 October and due for answer by 6...

      Armed Forces: Depleted Uranium

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Rule 43 report of HM Coroner for the Black Country District of 18 September in the case of Stuart Raymond Dyson deceased; and what...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the decision to upgrade the Puma helicopter has taken the time that it has.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the time taken to decide on further purchases of Chinook helicopters was due to needing to negotiate places on the Boeing Chinook production line; and when...

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Royal Air Force will be equipped with Chinook and Puma helicopters for urban and tasking special forces.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Royal Navy will be equipped with an all-Merlin helicopter force to allow it to return to a littoral role.

      Armed Forces: Helicopters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Army will be equipped with suitable helicopters for its conflict operations.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have regarding the services provided by JobcentrePlus to jobseekers with autism. To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they propose to...

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who Disability Employment Advisers can approach in JobcentrePlus for additional support when working with clients with autism.

      Aviation: Commercial Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a list of all events involving United Kingdom-registered commercial aircraft with a take-off weight greater...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to follow the governments of the United States and certain European Union member states in ensuring effective cuts in salaries and bonuses for...

      Banking: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with directors and executives of banks about the level of bonuses they set.

      Banking: Lloyds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Lloyds Banking Group have explained to them why, after seeking to reduce by half payments made under covenant to the Lloyds TSB Foundations, they rejected...

      Banking: Lloyds

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will answer HL88, tabled on 19 November by Lord Wilson of Tillyorn relating to the Lloyds TSB Foundation Scotland; and what is the reason for the delay...

      Banking: Private Equity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they will discuss with representatives of banks about the conduct of private equity companies in take-over activities.

      Banking: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will exercise their rights as majority shareholders to remove the board members of Royal Bank of Scotland and replace them with new nominees.

      Child Support Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish results and policy proposals derived from the Child Support Agency's three-year Operational Improvement Plan, completed in March.

      Children: Forced Labour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received about use of illegal child labour, payment of wages less than the minimum, and unsafe working conditions in the Jordan...

      China: Gao Zhisheng

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the Government of China about Mr Gao Zhisheng following his arrest and alleged torture in 2004-05.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will continue to press for access by the International Committee of the Red Cross to all places of detention in China; and whether they will raise the...

      Climate Change: Carbon Dioxide Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to hold discussions with representatives of the United Kingdom beef and lamb production sectors to reduce their carbon dioxide emission targets...

      Climate Change: Deforestation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will increase aid to Latin American countries to reduce carbon emissions from deforestation.

      Climate Change: Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what part the controlling of population size plays in the development of their policy on climate change.

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom intelligence and counter-terrorism officials were consulted on the security and public order implications of the publication of the book The...

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 2 December (WA 41), what are the public service agreement indicator sets for the Office for Security and...

      Court Service: Estate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what definition is used of "within reasonable travelling distance" with regard to the rural impact assessment of the closure of the 21 magistrates' courts on which...

      Court Service: Estate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they concluded in the rural impact assessment on magistrates' courts closures that extra costs for the public will not always be incurred, as suggested by the...

      Courts: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what number and proportion of criminal cases were heard in (a) the Crown Court, and (b) magistrates' courts, in Northern Ireland in the past three years.

      Crime: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to recover the £12,500 offered to Simon Granhof by the UK Border Agency for his two weeks' detention prior to removal from Northern...

      Crime: Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions there have been in each of the past three years of persons making false accusations; how many were false accusations of rape or sexual...

      Crime: Suspicious Activity Reports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have entries on the Elmer database of suspects under the suspicious activity reports regime administered by the Serious Organised Crime...

      Criminal Records Bureau

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the announcement by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on 14 December concerning Criminal Records Bureau checks, whether they...

      Czech Republic: Roma Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made, bilaterally or through the European Union, to the Government of the Czech Republic about any discrimination against their Roma...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Tanzania about arms trafficking into the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to strengthen the due diligence process for United Kingdom companies operating in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made about United Kingdom companies and individuals named in the report of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Democratic...

      East Midlands Development Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the East Midlands Development Agency has a minimum project size of £25,000 for funding assistance to livestock farmers; and whether all regional...

      Education: Extremist Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers have been (a) investigated, (b) disciplined, and (c) removed from post, because of links to (1) extremist, and (2) proscribed, groups in each...

      Education: Extremist Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are taken to prevent (a) extremists, and (b) members of proscribed groups, from (1) becoming teachers, and (2) working with young people. To ask Her...

      Education: Extremist Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) students, and (b) teaching staff, at (1) universities, (2) colleges, and (3) sixth form colleges, have been referred to the Channel Project since its...

      Education: Extremist Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students have been (a) charged with, and (b) convicted of, offences under terrorism legislation in each year since 1997.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 10 December (HL433), why they consider that individual children might be identified as a result of...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 10 December (HL433), why they consider that the release of the questionnaire could make local...

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 10 December (HL433), why the release of the reply to a questionnaire might lead to harassment if...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 9 November (WA 111) and the ensuing letter from the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority Chief...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 9 November (WA 111), what were the numbers of fresh and failed-to-fertilise eggs expected to be used under...

      Employment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Mr Liam Byrne, on 11 November (HC Deb, col 591W), how many net additional jobs have been...

      Energy: Renewables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will allocate a proportion of the tax revenues from oil, gas and coal to a fund to develop efficient technologies for renewable energy.

      Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce legislation necessary to secure equality between spouses to enable them to sign and ratify Protocol No 7 to the European Convention on...

      European Union: Scrutiny Reserve

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for each department, in January to June 2009 (a) on how many occasions the scrutiny reserve resolution in the House of Lords was overridden, (b) on how many...

      Extremist Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (a) deported from the United Kingdom for "fomenting extremism", and (b) barred from coming to the United Kingdom on that ground, in each...

      Finance: Trading of Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have estimated the percentage of derivative traders in London who deal in (a) the hedging of risks generated by non-financial transactions, (b) the...

      Finance: Trading of Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the current value of the financial derivatives market in London on the basis of (a) notional principal, and (b) the amount at risk in the...

      Finance: Trading of Derivatives

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the net earnings of the London financial community from trading in financial derivatives; where the corresponding loss from London's...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people are employed by the Financial Services Authority to investigate the risk management of banks; and, of those, how many have qualifications in risk...

      Flood and Water Management Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what data they based their cost comparisons regarding the Flood and Water Management Bill.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made into the investigation of alleged war crimes during Operation Cast Lead, as called for by the Report of the United Nations Fact Finding...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received from the Middle East concerning helicopter gunship incursions over Gaza since the end of Operation Cast Lead.

      Gilt-edged Securities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of gilt-edged securities issued by them in each of the past six months; and what was the value of such securities purchased by the Bank of...

      Gold and Cassiterite

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Governments of Uganda, Burundi and the United Arab Emirates about the gold and cassiterite trading network in those...

      Government Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much government debt is due for repayment in each of the next 24 months; and what is the date and rate of interest at which each such debt was issued.

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for each of the last three years for which figures are available, how many people were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in the Department for...

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for each of the last three years for which figures are available, how many people were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in HM Revenue and...

      Government: Salaries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of ministers are not paid ministerial salaries.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the remarks about the accuracy of ministers' statements to Parliament about the reasons why the Republic of Ireland has a more generous...

      Health: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people received NHS continuing care (a) in each primary care trust, and (b) per 10,000 of the population, in the first two quarters of 2009-10. To ask Her...

      Health: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 11 November (WA 169), on what numbers of British pensioners living in the Republic of Ireland and Irish...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency monitors the safety of benzodiazepines.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for raising awareness among general practitioners of the risks of dependence on prescribed drugs.

      Health: Haematology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what evidence has been made available to the National Health Service about the accuracy of CoaguChek S equipment when tested against laboratory-tested samples of blood.

      Health: Working-age Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in replacing paper sick notes with electronic fit notes, and introducing health at work co-ordinators and the national centre for...

      Healthcare: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 7 December (WA 87), what were the average annual healthcare payments made by and to Germany since the system...

      Healthcare: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 7 December (WA 87), what were the average annual healthcare payments made by and to (a) France, and (b)...

      HMS "Hibernia"

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the process followed in naming the Royal Naval Reserve unit HMS Hibernia; by whom; and who was consulted.

      Housing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Housing, John Healey, on 8 June (Official Report, House of Commons, col. 750W), how the increase in spending on...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will respond to the Interim Resolution (CM/Res DH (2009) 160) of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe about the delay in implementing the...

      Human Rights: Detention

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of combatants and suspects detained in custody without charge by allies of the United Kingdom in states in which they...

      Hydrographic Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the United Kingdom Hydrographic Office has raised its charges for the provision of hydrographic information to publishers of maritime charts by up to 100 per...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 14 July (WA 203), how many skilled chefs were granted United Kingdom entry visas in each of the last...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been (a) deported, and (b) excluded from the United Kingdom, on the ground of national security in each year since 2001.

      Immigration: France

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of France on proposals to replace the asylum camp at Calais with an alternative centre for people...

      Immigration: International Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 6 July (WA 99), what is the current immigration status of the 3,940 international students enrolled at...

      Immigration: Yarl's Wood

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to staff of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre not allowing the Canon Theologian of Westminster Abbey to deliver Christmas presents to...

      India: Orissa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of their meeting on 23 November with Mr Vijayesh Lal concerning displaced Christians in Orissa State, India; and what action they or the...

      India: Orissa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Government of India to place the investigation into violence in Orissa in the hands of the Central Bureau of Investigation and transfer...

      Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedures) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is meant by "fuel or field garden allotment" under article 30 of Schedule 1 to the Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009...

      Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent legislative provisions can be modified under article 6 of Schedule 1 to the Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order...

      Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a notice to treat under articles 26(2) and (3) of Schedule 1 to the Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009 (SI...

      Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to Schedule 4 to the Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009 (SI 2009/2265), which body or bodies will be...

      Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why interested parties will have 56 days to recover human remains under article 23(5) of Schedule 2 to the Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many rockets have been fired by Hamas into Israel since the end of Operation Cast Lead.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will meet the President and Secretary of State of the United States to discuss an early resumption by Israel and Palestine of substantive peace talks...

      Italy: British Embassy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the annual costs of (a) the British Embassy to Italy, and (b) the British Embassy to the Holy See.

      Kenya

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings they have held with a delegation from Kenya seeking the establishment of a compensation fund for the ill-treatment of Mau Mau detainees; and what...

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have asked the United Nations and its agencies to move the families no longer covered by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees from the...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many judicial reviews and other cases were funded with legal aid in relation to the claim for criminal injuries compensation by Mrs Anne-Marie McCallion...

      Local Government

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will bring forward proposals to abolish two-tier local government in England.

      Middle East

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the statement by the Swedish Presidency of the Council of the European Union concerning peace in the Middle East.

      National DNA Database

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 2 December (WA 50), whether any of the designated personnel with direct access to information on the...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many temporary National Insurance numbers were issued to overseas nationals in the last five years.

      NHS: IT Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) acute trusts, (b) mental health trusts, (c) general practitioners, and (d) community services, are using an electronic summary patient record under...

      Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of staff in the Northern Ireland Office received or will receive bonuses during 2009; what was the total amount of bonuses paid; and what were the...

      Northern Ireland Office: Political Directorate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what changes they propose to the system of paying bonuses to the staff of the Northern Ireland Office in view of the current financial circumstances.

      Northern Ireland Office: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many allegations of victimisation have been made by staff in the Northern Ireland Office.

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 12 May (WA 194-5) concerning the use of taxis by the Northern Ireland Office, what information...

      Northern Ireland Office: Taxis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of providing taxis for Ministers in the Northern Ireland Office in the last 12 months.

      Northern Ireland Office: Trade Unions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 4 November (WA 84), why details are not available of facility time for staff on trade union...

      Northern Ireland Parades Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Northern Ireland Parades Commission spent on public relations and media activity in each of the last five years.

      Northern Ireland: Atlantic Philanthropies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have been asked by the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission since July whether it can seek or accept further funding from Atlantic Philanthropies;...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how funding supplied to the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission has been assessed for value for money; by whom; and when.

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House all correspondence they had with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission during October and November 2009.

      Northern Ireland: Media

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to television producers in Northern Ireland about local news coverage.

      Ofcom

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of Ofcom's Communications Consumer Panel; when were they appointed; what is their term of service; and what were the total salaries and...

      Offshore Exploration (Petroleum and Gas Storage and Unloading) (Model Clauses) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which document the Schedule 3 mentioned in clause 7(2)(a) of Schedule to the Offshore Exploration (Petroleum and Gas Storage and Unloading) (Model Clauses)...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports have they received from the Quartet concerning the industrial zones plan in the occupied West Bank of Palestine.

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what reports they have received from the Quartet's Representative to the Middle East, Tony Blair, concerning progress in dismantling checkpoints and free movement...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether photographs in passports issued to Muslim women who wear the niqab show their whole face, as for other British citizens.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British passports are in circulation; how many passport holders hold more than one British passport; and how many also hold passports issued by other...

      Patricia Curran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where the police and prosecution records and court-related material regarding the murder of Patricia Curran are held; whether they are publicly accessible; and...

      Polygamy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 21 July (WA 301-2), whether the minister's officials have come to a conclusion as to whether changes to...

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other countries in the last year about international population control measures.

      Poverty and Social Exclusion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to mark 2010 as the European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion.

      Railways: Car Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effect of the offer for sale of King's Lynn station overspill car park by BRB (Residuary) Ltd for housing on the number of...

      Railways: Car Parks

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many spaces there are at King's Lynn station car park in the main and overflow areas; and what is the peak occupancy rate in each car park on each day of the week.

      Railways: Environment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what encouragement they are giving to the railway industry to improve its environmental efficiency.

      Railways: Eurostar

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have given to the relevant authorities about the future of the former Eurostar terminal at Waterloo station.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what instructions they give to railway franchisees about train overcrowding.

      Railways: Passengers' Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom legislation contains provisions equivalent to those contained in the European Union regulation on rail passengers' rights and obligations...

      Railways: Passengers' Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to have analysed the information gained from the consultation on the non-core provisions of the Rail Passengers' Rights and Obligations...

      Railways: Passengers' Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there was a two-year delay between the adoption of the European Union regulation on rail passengers' rights and obligations (1371/2007) and the public...

      Republic of Ireland: Social Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House reports on social development in the Republic of Ireland from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office for the first...

      Schools: Channel Project

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools have had pupils referred to the Channel Project in (a) the United Kingdom, (b) each Government Office region, and (c) each local authority area.

      Schools: Channel Project

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which schools have had pupils referred to the Channel Project.

      Schools: Extremist Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Ofsted routinely considers links between schools and extremist groups in its inspection reports. To ask Her Majesty's Government what training Ofsted...

      Schools: Extremist Groups

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools have (a) been investigated, (b) had remedial action or special measures put in place, and (c) closed down because of links to (1) proscribed, and...

      Security Industry Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many workers without the right to work in the United Kingdom have been issued with clearance by the Security Industry Authority in each year since its inception.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all sexual assault referral centres have appropriate facilities and trained staff to work with children and young people who have been sexually assaulted.

      Sexual Assault Referral Centres

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sexual assault referral centres have separate facilities and staff dedicated to working with children and young people who have been sexually assaulted.

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which items of pirate equipment and weapons have been destroyed during boarding operations in pursuit of the Royal Navy's operations off the coast of Somalia.

      St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the population of St Helena is dependent upon the public sector.

      St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what procedures are in place to protect and preserve historic buildings on St Helena.

      St Helena

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what actions are being taken to improve food security on St Helena.

      Sudan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of Sudan about the recent arrests of opposition leaders in Khartoum.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the most recent estimate of the cost of making the personal allowance transferable between couples with children under the age of six for each of the next...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the most recent estimate of the proportion of (a) individuals who are married, (b) individuals who are married with dependent children, and (c) the working...

      Taxation: Non-domiciled Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 7 December (WA 101), whether they will update the estimates of additional revenue based on self-assessment returns...

      Taxation: Personal Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many extra low paid workers and pensioners are forecast to pay income tax because of the freezing of personal allowances for 2010-11. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Taxation: Residential Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide tax relief for the letting of dwellings which have been empty for long periods and for individual rooms in private houses.

      Teachers: Offences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many teachers have been falsely accused of offences in the most recent years for which figures are available.

      Telecommunications: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many warrants have been issued for telephone intercepts in each of the last five years; and whether the number is forecast to increase over the next five years.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals have been convicted of terrorist offences in each year since 2001.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign nationals have been imprisoned for terrorist offences in each year since 2001.

      Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average prison sentence for foreign nationals imprisoned for terrorist offences since 2001.

      Terrorism: Hizb-ut-Tahrir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Mr Tony Blair when Prime Minister undertook that Hizb-ut-Tahrir would be proscribed under the Terrorism Act 2000; and, if so, why that has not happened.

      Terrorism: Hizb-ut-Tahrir

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any senior civil servants in the Home Office are members of Hizb-ut-Tahrir.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the 10 countries from which the largest number of visa applications are received which do not have United Kingdom visa offices in them; and how many...

      Waste Management: Brofiscin Quarry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether action to remedy chemical contamination in and around Brofiscin Quarry has commenced; and whether appropriate persons for the remediation of Brofiscin...

      Water Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what initiatives they plan for public responses to the European Union Water Framework Directive by the end of 2009.

      Women: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are not promoting a United Kingdom candidate for membership of the United Nations Agency for Women or the United Nations Committee for the Elimination of...

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