Written answers

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

  • Transport

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) over-60 year olds and (b) disabled people in Nottingham North constituency made use of free off-peak bus travel in the latest...

    • Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department spent money on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Driving: Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent educational programmes his Department has developed which are directed at young drivers; what steps his Department is taking to...

      Floods: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the £23 million committed to Gloucestershire county council, Sheffield city council, North Lincolnshire council, East...

      Great Western Railway

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the Secretary of State was informed that Network Rail intended to close the Great Western Main Line at Newport, South Wales for major...

      Great Western Railway

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) if he will estimate the amount of time that will be added to journey times for those travelling westwards to (a) Newport, (b)...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department and its predecessor have paid in vehicle clamping charges incurred on (a) privately-owned and (b) publicly-owned...

      Kemble-Swindon Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport by what date he anticipates the completion of the doubling of the railway line between Swindon and Kemble.

      M6: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the reasons were for the closure of the M6 motorway between junctions 33 and 34 on the night of Thursday 26 November 2009; and between...

      Parking Offences: CCTV

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which local authorities have applied for certification to use CCTV equipment for civil parking enforcement; and which applications have been...

      Parking Offences: CCTV

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) whether his Department issues guidance to (a) local authorities and (b) police forces on the use of closed circuit television for...

      Parking Offences: Fines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to Lord Lucas of 5 October 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 429WA, on parking fines, if he will...

      Railways: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will estimate the likely reduction in greenhouse gas emissions which would result from the (a) electrification of railway lines and...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects the review of value for money in the rail sector announced in the 2009 pre-Budget report to be concluded.

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans his Department has to consult trade unions in its review of value for money in the rail sector announced in the 2009 pre-Budget...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to his Department's review of value for money in the rail sector announced in the 2009 pre-Budget report, with which other...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which stakeholders he plans to consult during his review into improving value for money in the rail sector announced in the 2009 pre-Budget...

      Railways: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which stakeholders he plans to consult as part of his consideration of funding and spending priorities for the control period 2009-14.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the subject of public ownership and operation of rail franchises will be considered in the review into improving value for money in...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what costs have been incurred by (a) the Government and (b) the Strategic Rail Authority in designing and tendering rail franchises since 1996.

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much public subsidy has been allocated in respect of each railway franchise since 1997; and to which company in each such case.

      Railways: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many passenger journeys on direct London to Glasgow rail services were made in the last 10 years.

      Railways: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport who will take the final decision on whether to continue direct London to Glasgow rail services; and when he expects that decision to be taken.

      Railways: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has conducted any recent research of the economic benefits of retaining direct London to Glasgow rail services.

      Railways: Glasgow

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what environmental impact assessment has been made of the retention of direct London to Glasgow rail services.

      Regional Development Agencies: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what funding his Department has provided to each of the regional development agencies in each of the last three years; and for what purposes.

      Roads: Accidents

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

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents which occurred in Leeds North West constituency involved loss of life in each of the last five years.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average age of (a) electric and (b) diesel powered rolling stock on the rail network was in (i) 1997, (ii) 2003 and (iii) 2009;...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions, and in each case in respect of how many vehicles, his Department has exercised its right to buy from the rolling...

      Severn Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the Department plans to bring forward proposals to amend the Severn Bridges Act 1992 to enable the toll over the Severn Bridge to be...

      Severn Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department plans to authorise the annual inflationary increase for the Severn Bridges toll price from April 2010; and if he will...

      Severn Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when his Department plans to make an announcement on the annual inflationary increase in the Severn Bridges toll price from April 2010; and...

      Shipping: Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will publish legal advice (a) obtained and (b) considered by his Department in the last two years on the application of the minimum...

      Travel: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many pensioners were in receipt of concessionary travel fares (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Church Commissioners

    • Ministers of Religion: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners what steps are being taken to ensure that the stipend for parish priests is sufficient for them to perform their duties.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Electricity

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the House of Commons Commission has spent on electricity on the House of Commons part of the...

    • House of Commons: Marketing

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many press, marketing and communications staff are employed by the House of Commons; and how many staff...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Policing and Crime Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what representations the Government has received on the effects of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 on the powers of the Belfast International...

    • Weapons: Decommissioning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what progress is being made towards total decommissioning of weapons held by (a) Republican and (b) Loyalist paramilitaries in Northern Ireland.

  • Wales

    • Prison Overcrowding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on overcrowding in prisons in Wales.

    • Clean Air Charters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the (a) First Minister and (b) Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to promote clean air charters in...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on the Welsh economy.

      Courts Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Justice on the service provided by HM Courts Service in Wales.

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent by his Department on conferences they organised which were subsequently cancelled in each of the last three years; and what the title...

      Departmental Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what powers his Department has to impose administrative penalties; what the statutory basis is for each such power; and how much his Department has...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many hotel rooms were booked by officials in his Department in each year since 2007; and how much his Department spent on the fees of third party...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many nationals of (a) Afghanistan, (b) Belarus, (c) Burma, (d) the People's Republic of China, (e) Colombia, (f) Cuba, (g) the...

    • Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what types of wildlife crime are dealt with by the National Wildlife Crime Unit.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1532W, on DNA: databases, how many profiles have been removed from...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1534W, on DNA: databases, how many new profiles have been added to...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police cautions were issued for (a) possession and (b) possession with intent for (i) class A, (ii) class B and (c) class C drug...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many companies in each industry sector have obtained approval for an intra-company transfer in each month since 31 December 2008.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps her Department is undertaking to ensure the north west region will benefit from the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many endemic species can be located in the (a) United Kingdom and (b) British Overseas Territories; and how many of...

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much has been spent on consultants advising on the Higher Level schemes in the last three years.

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what progress has been made on the study commissioned to explore technological or process improvements that can be made to...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of use of water meadows in preventing flooding; and if he will make a...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what has been the cost benefit analysis applicable to each of the flood defence schemes given approval within the last 12...

      Higher Level Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Higher Level schemes cost in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1213-4W, on nature conservation: British Overseas...

      Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1379W, on Overseas Territories: nature...

      Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 19 October 2009, on nature conservation: British Overseas Territories, which British Overseas...

      Nature Conservation: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 19 October 2009, on nature conservation: British Overseas Territories, what projects have...

      Office of Water Services: Hotels

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

      Office of Water Services: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what redesigns of websites operated by the Office of Water Services have taken place since 27 June 2007; and what the (a)...

      Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of trends in (a) the rat population and (b) the incidence of household rat infestations.

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects private sewers and lateral drains connected to public sewers to be transferred to water company ownership;...

      Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what species of wildlife (a) his Department and (b) Natural England (i) has re-introduced to England since 1997 and (ii)...

      Wildlife

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much (a) his Department and (b) Natural England has spent on re-introducing species of wildlife to England in each year...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent progress has been made in his Department's review of permitted development rights for telecommunications.

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage pension funds to invest in new social housing.

      Affordable Housing: Derbyshire

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

      Arms Length Management Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what oversight functions the (a) Local Government Ombudsman, (b) Tenant Services Authority, (c) Homes and Communities Agency...

      Building Alterations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of funds for independent living adaptations and equipment was spent on (a) owner-occupied, (b) private rented,...

      Building Alterations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding he has allocated for the purposes of making alterations to homes in order to meet higher environmental...

      Community Relations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 12 of his Department's resource Accounts for 2008-09, HC449, what the reasons are for the delay in...

      Conservation Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what single conservation areas the Homes and Communities Agency has established; and which local authorities each area covers.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on the practice known as gatekeeping in relation to tenants...

      Council Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 23 June 2009, Official Report,...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs Spelman) of19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1297W, on...

      Demolition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many dwellings have been demolished in each Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder area since 2002-03; and at what cost.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to his Department of engaging each individual consultant was in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date.

      Emergency Calls: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) genuine and (b) bogus (i) fire, (ii) ambulance, (iii) police and (iv) coastguard emergency calls have been...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on the circumstances in which empty dwelling management...

      English Partnerships Millennium Communities Advisory Panel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each meeting of the English Partnerships Millennium Communities...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department holds copies of the European Commission audit reports relating to his Department's administration of the...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many individuals were engaged by his Department from consultant firms to work on the European Regional Development Fund...

      Fire Services: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many co-responding firefighters there are in each fire authority area in England.

      Flats: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of new dwellings completed in 2008-09 were flats.

      Floods: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much the Government has spent in total across Government Departments to support recovery in (a) Gloucester City and...

      Homelessness: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) rough sleepers and (b) homeless people there were in Nottingham North constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what proportion of staff of the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority are (i) women and...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any staff of the (a) Homes and Communities Agency and (b) Tenant Services Authority earn salaries of over £194,250.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs Spelman) of 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1345W, on the...

      Housing

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

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the terms are of the agreement between the Homes and Communities Agency and the South East England Development Agency on...

      Housing: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what powers and responsibilities local authorities have to rehouse armed forces personnel who have served in Afghanistan and...

      Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, column 1393W, on housing: databases, what annual payment is...

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average (a) current and (b) potential energy efficiency rating band is for homes in each local authority area.

      Housing: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of all housing demand was due to net migration into England in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Housing: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding under the Housing Pledge is planned to be spent in Nottingham North constituency in the next 12 months.

      Housing: Prices

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

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the cost of building a home which meets the (a) Lifetime Home Standard and (b) Code for...

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether he plans to issue guidance to potential bidders for construction of the new eco-quarters on the submission of...

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made an assessment of the (a) outcomes and (b) cost-effectiveness of the millennium communities scheme.

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs Spelman) of 19 May 2009, Official Report, column 1346W, on...

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) length and (b) notice period is of the contract of each member of the Infrastructure Planning Commission.

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what declarations of (a) interest and (b) political activity each member of the Infrastructure Planning Commission has made.

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what means of redress leasehold tenants have in respect of service charges levied by a local authority freehold landlord.

      Leasehold: Service Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an estimate of the incidence of the over-charging of leasehold owners of flats on building insurance by property...

      Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects regulations on the provisions of section 27 of the Local Democracy, Economic Development and Construction Act...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to introduce a general power of competence for local authorities.

      Local Government Executive

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has issued any recent guidance to local authorities in respect of indirectly elected local authority...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the Government grant was per capita for the (a) Sevenoaks, (b) Sedgefield, (c) Chorley and (d) average English district...

      Local Government Finance: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the likely effects of the proposed new (a) public sector equality duty and (b) duty to tackle...

      Local Government: Pay

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

      Maps: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what types of organisation would be entitled to free access to postcode datasets from April 2010 if such datasets were...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to reply to the letter of 29 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr G....

      Mining: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of local authorities have produced finalised mineral core strategies.

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment has been made of the level of availability of mortgages to first-time home-buyers who are unable to...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many residents in (a) the London Borough of Bexley, (b) Greater London and (c) England have received support through the...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 306W, on mortgages: Government assistance, whether he has...

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 472W, on multiple occupation: licensing, on what date...

      Newham Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what assessment was made by the Housing Corporation before its abolition of the work undertaken by Newham Homes; (2) if...

      Newham Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what targets his Department has set for repair and renovation of the housing stock owned by Newham Homes.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the additional net revenue raised from reductions in empty property business rate relief in...

      Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment was made by his Department's predecessor of the effectiveness of its Open Door scheme to promote home ownership.

      Planning Obligations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what changes will be made to arrangements for Section 106 agreements consequent on the implementation of the Community...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government under what circumstances the Highways Agency may (a) delay determination by a local authority of a planning application and (b)...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 38WS, on departmental expenditure...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill)of 12 October 2009, Official Report,...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has plans to adopt the recommendations of the Killian Pretty Review on statutory notices required for planning...

      Planning Portal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to privatise the Planning Portal.

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what (a) statutory and (b) non-statutory functions of the regional development agencies are funded by his Department.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many core strategies have not been found by the Planning Inspectorate to meet the soundness tests in Planning Policy...

      Regional Planning and Development: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 774W, on regional planning and development: South...

      Regional Planning and Development: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment his Department has made of the effect of predicted future changes in the level of car ownership on future...

      Retail Trade: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to include a competition test in planning requirements for new retail development.

      Starbucks: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 20 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1401-02W, on Starbucks: planning permission, if he...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) if he will publish the hospitality guidelines issued to Arts Council England staff; (2) what hospitality was received by (a)...

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which council members of Arts Council England have served since January 2005.

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) which solicitors' partnerships have been used by Arts Council England in each of the last three years; (2) what the names and...

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) who the (a) internal and (b) external trustees are of Arts Council England's pension fund; and in which capacity each serves;...

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will commission an inquiry into the value for money of the proposed restructuring of Arts Council England.

      Arts Council England: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to reduce the number of consultants engaged by Arts Council England.

      Arts Council England: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent reports he has received on Arts Council England hiring outgoing senior employees as consultants.

      Arts Council England: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the future funding of Arts Council England; and if he will make a statement.

      Arts Council England: Grants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to direct the Arts Council to remove questions regarding sexual orientation from its application forms for...

      Arts Council England: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will require Arts Council England to publish details of its pension deficit on an annual basis.

      Arts Council England: Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent reports he has received on Arts Council England's pension fund deficit.

      Broadband

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department plans to commission research into the effects on broadband take-up of the proposed 50 pence per month levy.

      Creativity and Business International Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 528W, on Creativity and Business International Network: finance, on...

      Departmental Legislation

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

      Departmental Legislation

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 528W, how much of the amount spent on planning and staging the...

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take under the provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 to allow commercial snooker and pool clubs to offer higher...

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints his Department received under the chain-gifting provisions of the Gambling Act 2005 in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c)...

      Museums and Galleries: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish (1) all reports produced for the Arts Council England board by Moss Cooper on The Public arts centre in West...

      Museums and Galleries: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when responsibility for the Public Arts Centre in West Bromwich was transferred from the Capital Projects Office at Arts Council England...

      Museums and Galleries: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will publish the reports produced by PricewaterhouseCoopers on the funding of The Public arts centre in West Bromwich before The...

      Museums and Galleries: West Bromwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what the date was of the first grant payment made to C/plex Limited by Arts Council England; (2) if he will place in the Library...

      Olympic Games 2012: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many people of each (a) sex and (b) age group in each region have participated in programmes launched as part of the Cultural...

      Telephone Tapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his predecessor had discussions with the Metropolitan Police in 2006 regarding its inquiry into the illegal telephone tapping of...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of households in the United Kingdom have access to broadband internet.

    • Broadband: Herefordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answers of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 554W, on broadband: Herefordshire, and...

      Broadband: Kent

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of households in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent have broadband connections at...

      Business: Billing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses have signed up to the Prompt Payment Code in each month since it was introduced; and if he will...

      Business: Chesterfield

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) small, (b) medium-sized and (c) large businesses in (i) Chesterfield constituency and (ii) Derbyshire...

      Business: Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the level of access to credit for small businesses; and if he will make...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made in providing venture capital support to small businesses.

      Business: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the average size was of grants made under the Enterprise Guarantee Scheme to small and medium-sized enterprises...

      Capital for Enterprise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) headcount and (b) employment cost was of Capital for Enterprise Limited in the last 12 months.

      Capital for Enterprise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid in bonuses to staff at Capital for Enterprise Ltd. since April 2008.

      Capital for Enterprise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial performance objectives have been set for the (a) Capital for Enterprise Fund and (b) UK Innovation...

      Defence and Security Organisation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the role of the UK Trade and Investment Defence and Security Organisation is in promoting arms sales; and if he...

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department has (a) evaluated and (b) conducted on barriers to women and those from ethnic...

      Graduates

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

      Higher Education: Nottingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of Nottingham North constituency attended university (a) in 1997 and (b) in the most recent...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the Programme Making and Special Events sector's ability to migrate into different...

      Regional Development Agencies: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much each regional development agency has allocated for spending on advertising, marketing, communications and...

      Regional Development Agencies: Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the salary is of the (a) chief executive and (b) chair of each regional development agency.

      Regional Development Agencies: Political Activities

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to Lord Bates of 10 November 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column 150WA, on...

      Unemployment: Young People

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

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to support and promote provincial and district level governance in Afghanistan outside the...

    • Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he next plans to visit Belarus to discuss (a) bilateral relations and (b) broader global issues.

      Belarus

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

      Belarus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Belarus.

      Cameroon: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of corruption in the judicial system in Cameroon; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Cameroon: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the extent of wildlife trafficking in Cameroon; and what discussions he has had with the...

      Caribbean: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department has taken to encourage rehabilitation programs for drug addicts serving prison sentences in the...

      Chile: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Chile.

      China: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of the People's Republic of China.

      China: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will seek to secure the release of Tenzin Delek Rinpoche from the Chinese authorities.

      Colombia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 420W, on Colombia: overseas trade, if he will make it his...

      Colombia: Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 770W, on Colombia: trade unions, what reports his...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Legislation

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

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what factors determine the allocation of questions for written answer to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, the hon....

      Hezbollah

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to apply any conditions in respect of the abandonment of the use of force by Hezbollah in his Department's...

      Honduras: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, columns 772-73W, on Honduras: politics and government, for what...

      India: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of India.

      Indonesia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Indonesia.

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Iran.

      Jordan: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Jordan.

      Offenders

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

      Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much has been spent by his Department on greeting foreign dignitaries arriving at Heathrow airport in each of the last three...

      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 Olympic Games 2012, how many heads of state and...

      Oman: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Oman.

      Peru: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what provisions of the proposed free trade agreement between Peru and the EU govern the protection of the Amazonian rainforest;...

      Peru: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with (a) his EU counterparts and (b) the European Commission on the effects on the indigenous...

      Qatar: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Qatar.

      Russia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of the Russian Federation.

      Saudi Arabia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Saudi Arabia.

      Shipping: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish legal advice (a) obtained and (b) considered by his Department in the last two years on the application of...

      Somalia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the United Nations on the situation in Somalia.

      St. Helena

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the net migration rate for St. Helena was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Sudan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on trends in the numbers of (a) shootings and (b) kidnappings of peacekeepers and...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment has been made of the security situation in south Sudan following violent incidents in December 2009; and if he...

      Tzipi Livni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implications for UK-Israel relations of the decision by Westminster magistrates to issue an...

      Tzipi Livni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he had with the government of Israel concerning former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's proposed address...

      USA: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment the UK Mission to the US has made of facilities in US federal prisons to provide care for a person extradited...

      Vietnam: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Vietnam.

      Western Sahara: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the owners of UK fishing vessels who are issued with permits to fish in the waters of Western Sahara are provided with...

  • Treasury

    • Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the cost of replacing all programme making and special events equipment that will be rendered redundant as a result of the...

    • Enhanced Capital Allowance Energy Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he plans to amend the categories of equipment eligible for support under the Enhanced Capital Allowance Energy Scheme; and if he will make a...

      Enhanced Capital Allowance Energy Scheme

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will amend the information provided to purchasers of capital equipment about the Enhanced Capital Allowance Energy Scheme in order to encourage...

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what charities received gift aid payments; and how much was paid by the Exchequer in Gift Aid to each such charity in the most recent year for which figures...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question (a) (i) 307171, (ii) 307172 and (iii) 307173 on the Pre-Budget Report and (b) 307174, on interest rates, tabled by the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many small and medium-sized firms are contracted to her Department; and how long on average her Department has taken to settle their...

    • Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants were in receipt of local housing allowance in excess of (a) £385 per week and (b) £965 per week in the most...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will ensure a substantive reply is sent to the letter of 28 October 2009 from the hon. Member for Walsall North to the Head of Carer's...

      Motability: East Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many vehicles were (a) purchased and (b) leased by people resident in (i) Lewes constituency and (ii) East Sussex under the Motability...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the number of (a) pensioners and (b) children in Nottingham North constituency who have been lifted out of...

      Pensions: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much expenditure from the public purse on pensions was as a percentage of gross domestic product in the latest period for which figures are...

      Social Security Benefits: Lewes

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

      Social Security Benefits: Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of benefit payments to people resident in Chesterfield constituency were paid into a Post Office card account in...

      Voluntary Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been referred for volunteering under the Volunteering Plus Scheme; and how many people have started on a volunteering scheme.

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Shops

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) oven gloves, (b) aprons, (c) teddy bears and (d) wallets have been sold in the Downing Street gift shop in the last 12 months.

    • Death: Stroud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) diagnosis and (b) mortality rate for (i) chronic lung disease, (ii) coronary heart disease and (iii) cancer was in Stroud constituency in...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of the invoices submitted to (a) her Department and (b) the Prime Minister's Office have been paid within 10 days in each...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the energy efficiency rating is for each of her Department's buildings in London.

      Divorce: Stroud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the number of divorces granted in courts in Stroud district in the last 12 months.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will initiate a review of the potential effect of the practices of Government departments in respect of the use of data sticks on the risk of...

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many hotel room nights were booked by officials in (a) her Department and (b) its agency in each year since 2007; and how much (i) her Department...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the (a) cost to the public purse and (b) likely duration of the Iraq Inquiry.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what costs other than staffing costs incurred on the preparation of Government briefing papers had been incurred in respect of the Iraq Inquiry on the...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office according to what scale allowances are paid to (a) members of and (b) witnesses called to give oral evidence to the Iraq Inquiry.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials of each grade are employed to provide support for the Iraq Inquiry during its oral evidence sessions.

      Life Expectancy: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy for (a) men and (b) women in each constituency in Gloucestershire (i) is and (ii) was in (A) 1999, (B) 1989 and (C) 1979.

      Marriage and Civil Partnerships: Stroud

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) marriages and (b) civil partnerships there were in Stroud district in the last 12 months.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester (Mr. Tyrie) of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 975W, on Ministerial policy advisers:...

      Population: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what projections she has made of the population of each district in Gloucestershire in (a) 2010, (b) 2015, (c) 2020 and (d) 2025.

  • Justice

    • Animal Welfare: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convictions for animal cruelty there have been in courts in East Sussex in each year since 1996.

    • Corruption: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many UK-registered companies have been prosecuted in the UK for bribery and corruption in the last five years.

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the last 12 months.

      Driving Offences: Sentencing

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

      Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to bring forward legislative proposals on (a) voting age, (b) a referendum on using the alternative vote for elections to the House...

      Elections: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many elections there were in each ward of Vale of Clwyd constituency in each year since 1996.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many residential property transactions with a purchase price between £125,000 and £175,000 have been recorded by the Land Registry as...

      Life Peers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on proposals to allow life peers to renounce their peerage and stand for election to the House of Commons.

      Public Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds for benchmarking purposes on how other EU member states are implementing article 45 of the 2004/EC/18 European...

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to support and promote provincial and district level governance in Afghanistan outside the Kabul...

    • International Development: Mandatory Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) organisations and (b) individuals are prohibited from working with his Department following allegations of involvement in...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many TALON bomb disposal robots the Army has in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many handheld bomb detectors the Army has in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian agency (a) medical, (b) nursing and (c) paramedical staff are employed at the hospital at Camp Bastion.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the replacement of the two CH-47 helicopters recently destroyed in Afghanistan will be funded from the Treasury Reserve.

      Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many explosive ordnance disposal officers there are in the armed forces; (2) how many armed forces personnel are trained to operate TALON bomb...

      Armed Forces: Catering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many chefs in uniform there were in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force in each year since 1997.

      Armed Forces: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the average cost of providing a meal to a member of the armed forces when on duty in the latest period for which figures are...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many service personnel resident in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency, (b) the Highlands and (c) Scotland his...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of the number of accommodation units of each (a) type and (b) number of bedrooms his Department will require for...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many accommodation units at each location of each (a) type and (b) number of bedrooms his Department owns in Argyll and Bute constituency; and...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, columns 522-24, on armed forces: manpower, how many personnel in each infantry battalion...

      Armed Forces: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on mental health care services for armed forces personnel in (a) Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency,...

      Armed Forces: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what research his Department has commissioned on the nutritional status of servicemen (a) in theatre and (b) returning from theatre; (2) what...

      Armed Forces: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen returning from service in (a) Iraq and (b) Afghanistan have been diagnosed with each type of nutritional ailment in each year since...

      Armed Forces: Parcels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many delays there were in the delivery of parcels to British troops in (a) Afghanistan and (b) Germany in each month of 2009.

      Armed Forces: Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 902W, on armed forces: theft, what equipment was stolen in respect of each...

      Defence Medical Services: Inverness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much Defence Medical Services spent in Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey constituency in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Legislation

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

      Departmental Legislation

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

      EU Defence Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department plans to increase the number of its (a) military personnel and (b) civilian staff attached to (i) the EU military staff...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the US authorities on the (a) legal status, (b) detention conditions and (c) prospects of trial or release of...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department has withheld the names of two individuals detained by British forces in Iraq in 2004 and subsequently rendered to the...

      Iraq: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent requests his Department has made for British officials to visit the two individuals detained by British forces in Iraq in 2004 and...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 801-3, on future defence programmes, whether the procurement of the new Chinook...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the statement of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 801-05, on future defence programme, and to the written ministerial statement of...

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian staff and (b) service staff were employed at Edinburgh Castle in each of the last 10 years.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maintenance costs were for the military garrison at Edinburgh Castle for each of the last 10 years.

      Military Bases: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian staff and (b) service staff were employed at 2nd Division HQ at Craigiehall in each of the last 10 years.

      Navy: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Harrier GR9 aircraft are operated by the Naval Strike Wing; and how many are (a) operational and (b) in maintenance.

      Navy: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Royal Navy reservists there were of each rank in each year since 1997.

      Royal Fleet Auxiliary

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has plans to privatise the Royal Fleet Auxiliary; and if he will make a statement.

      SAR Chivenor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the potential cost savings consequent on the proposed reduction of service at SAR Chivenor from 24 hours to 12 hours.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the operational headquarters for Operation Atalanta will be based in 2010; who has command; what the command structure will be; how many naval...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Chief Information Officer

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

    • Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many care applications have been made in each month since November 2008.

      Children's Services: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for further intervention in relation to children's services in Essex.

      Christmas

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

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on art works in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Legislation

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

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of pupils of each ethnic group who were (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) comprehensive and (b) maintained schools did not obtain at least one GCSE at grade C or above, excluding...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has conducted an impact assessment of proposals for annual registration of home-educated children; and if he will make...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been recorded as harmed by their parents in the home-educated environment in each year since 1997; and if...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

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

      Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with which private companies his Department has contracts involving work in Leeds West constituency; and what the (a) monetary...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when the Minister for Children plans to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Totnes of 21 October 2009 on a proposed...

      Offenders

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

      Ofsted: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many complaints about Ofsted were referred to the Ombudsman in each of the last three years; (2) how many complaints...

      Primary Education: Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the likely effect of the revised School Admissions Code on infant class sizes; and if he will make...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to assist schools in dealing with incidents in schools of (a) bullying between pupils and...

      Schools: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make an assessment of the likely effects on other schools and colleges in east Lancashire of the proposed establishment...

      Schools: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in Nottingham North constituency have been (a) rebuilt and (b) significantly refurbished since 1997.

      Schools: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the numbers of children (a) kidnapped and (b) harmed where inadequate school perimeter fencing was...

      Secondary Education: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when his Department plans to publish the 2009 secondary school achievement and attainment tables.

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the position of screening tools and staff training in relation to young people with special educational needs and...

      Travelling people: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 29 October 2009, Official Report,...

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he next plans to review the requirements for Criminal Records Bureau disclosures; and whether he has (a) set a timetable for...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department has issued any advice or guidance to the NHS in the London North Central planning region on the provision of accident and emergency...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time in accident and emergency departments in hospitals in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes was in each year since 1997.

      Accidents: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 10, (b) between 10 and 18 and (c) over 18 years of age were admitted to accident and emergency departments in each...

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to consult on his Department's adult autism strategy prior to its publication.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the implementation plan for his Department's adult autism strategy will be published at the same time as that strategy.

      Autism: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 549W, on autism: health services, if he will commission research from autism spectrum...

      Basildon and Thurrock University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the full text of the Statutory Warning Notice issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to Basildon and Thurrock Foundation Trust on...

      Care Homes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to page 110 of the 2009 Pre-Budget Report, (a) what current variations in spend on residential care are; how £250 million of savings...

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health at what cost to the public purse his Department's campaign on contraception, launched on 30 November 2009 was developed; what funding his Department plans...

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of demand for NHS contraceptive services of his Department's campaign on contraception, launched on 30...

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health through which media his Department's contraception campaign will be delivered; which (a) contraception methods will be publicised and (b) groups will be...

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports his Department (a) commissioned and (b) produced for the purposes the development of his Department's campaign on contraception, launched...

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement has made to the Waterfront Partnership in the last 12 months; for what purpose; and if he...

      Derriford Hospital: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full minimally invasive oesophagectomies have been carried out at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth in each month from August to December 2009.

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the results of each model (a) prepared and (b) commissioned by his Department on (i) removal of and (ii) changes to attendance...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether changes have been made to the financial assumptions underpinning the Government's financial modelling for a national care service consequent on...

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the Integrated Drug Treatment System in the prison and criminal justice system; (2) how many...

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisoners received a (a) detoxification and (b) prescribing service under the Integrated Drug Treatment System in the last two years.

      Drugs: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on drug treatment in prisons distributed through (a) the National Offender Management Service and (b) primary care trusts in the last...

      General Practitioners: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries in Nottingham North constituency offer extended opening hours.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what projects in the NHS involve use of customer journey mapping to improve services; (2) what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of use...

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 November 2009, to question 300313, how much the Isle of Man government has paid for elective health service treatments of...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what invitations he has made to members of Opposition parties since his appointment offering the opportunity to work consensually on the reform of social care.

      Home Care Services: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to increase the pay of people who work in social care.

      Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance issued under section 7 of the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970 is in force.

      Maternity Services: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department issues guidance to NHS hospitals on the admission of overweight women to maternity units.

      Medical Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding was allocated by his Department for medical research in England and Wales in each of the last three years; and how much of such...

      Medical Treatments: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many websites have been asked to remove advertisements for botulinum toxin, fillers and other non-surgical cosmetic procedures under the Medicines...

      Mental Health Services: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Leeds social services spent on mental health services in each year since 2001.

      Mentally Incapacitated

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, column 550W, on the Mental Capacity Act 2005, how his Department monitors the use of the...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will update the musculoskeletal services framework to incorporate the recommendations of the National Audit Offices report, Services for People with...

      Musculoskeletal Disorders: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans he has to improve the collection of outcomes data on musculoskeletal services.

      NHS: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 855, on hospital trusts: Essex, (1) what the expected future role is of the tier...

      NHS: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the statement of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 855, on hospital trusts: Essex, what regular updates on progress he plans to...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding was allocated in respect of patients with social care and healthcare needs who are part-funded by the NHS and the local authority...

      NHS: Gloucester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses are employed in Gloucester; and what the equivalent figures were in 1997.

      NHS: Ict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to recall any of the advance given to BT for work on the implementation of Cerner Millennium in the South of England as part of the...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the Pre-Budget Report, Cm 7747, what the (a) initial budget and (b) outturn was in respect of (i) revenue and (ii) capital expenditure for...

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made on deployment of Lorenzo and Cerner Millennium in each early adopter site for the National Programme for IT.

      NHS: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost of maintaining NHS websites was in the last year for which figures are available.

      NHS: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the salary is of the (a) chief executive and (b) chair of each (i) hospital and (ii) primary care trust in the North West.

      Northampton Hospital: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people had been waiting for operations at Northampton General Hospital for (a) between three and six months, (b) between six and 12 months,...

      Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 162W, on the Nutrition Action Plan Delivery Board, whether the publication of...

      Obesity: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many finished consultant episodes there have been for (a) paediatric and (b) adolescent obesity treatment in (i) England and (ii) each strategic...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 165W, on social services, for what reason publication of the interim report of the...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which month of 2010 he plans to publish his Department's White Paper on the future of social care.

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many Big Care Debate events have been held since the publication of the Green Paper on Shaping the Future of Care Together; in which constituencies...

      Townlands Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions his Department has had with Oxfordshire primary care trust on Townlands hospital in Henley-on-Thames in the last 12 months.

  • House of Lords

    • Air Quality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the European Commission on 11 December not extending the United Kingdom's deadline to comply with air quality laws to 11 June 2011, what action they will...

    • Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dogs that have been deployed with British armed forces in Afghanistan have (a) been killed, and (b) gone missing.

      Armed Forces: Dogs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dogs that have been deployed with British Armed Forces in Iraq have (a) been killed, and (b) gone missing.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the adult autism strategy will contain a commitment that all frontline JobcentrePlus staff have basic training in autism.

      Autism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that all young people with autism have the opportunity to undertake work experience.

      Care Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 8 December (WA 114-15), what assessment they have made of whether local authorities' assessments of people as...

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission about its future information technology strategy.

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the annual capital cost of the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission's information technology system over the next three years.

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any agreement signed at the Copenhagen climate change conference or any subsequent meeting of parties to the conference will be put before both Houses of...

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would have been the financial effect by income decile had council tax been frozen for the past year for which information is available.

      Counterterrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the original estimated cost of the Whitehall Streetscape Improvement; what is the current estimated cost; and what proportion of that cost relates to...

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to transfer part of the sovereign base areas in Cyprus to assist a political settlement in the island.

      Cyprus

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering ceasing to be a guarantor power in Cyprus.

      Employment: Discrimination

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the European Commission's reasoned opinion relating to employment for the purposes of religion.

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many incidents involving an explosive or incendiary device have occurred on the premises of the 31 licensed civil nuclear sites in the United Kingdom in each...

      Energy: Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the five incidents referred to on page 4 of the Director of Civil Nuclear Security's report The State of Security in the civil nuclear industry and the...

      Fishing: Tonnage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total tonnage of fish caught by the United Kingdom-registered fishing fleet from species regulated by Common Fisheries Policy quotas in the past year...

      Food: Advisory Committees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which food advisory committees deal with matters covered by the Official Secrets Acts; and why the Acts were applied in those cases.

      Food: Infant Milk

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees the desirability of entering into a new partnership agreement with Nestlé,...

      Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will extend the application of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to activities of the BBC which impose charges on individual members of the public.

      Gilts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent other European Union member states' government bond yields and prices affecting the sale of United Kingdom gilts.

      Health: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 3 November (WA 42-5), whether there was any change in the variation between primary care trusts of the...

      Health: Continuing Care

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the extent to which primary care trusts in which few people are receiving continuing care are meeting their obligations.

      Health: Neo-natal Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in implementing the recommendation in the NHS Toolkit for high-quality neonatal services, that "Every effort is made to keep a mother...

      Health: Thalidomide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent developments there have been in addressing the problems and needs of those suffering the effects of thalidomide prescribed by the National Health...

      Infrastructure Planning (Applications, Prescribed Forms and Procedures) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the definition of "special category land" in regulation 2 of the Infrastructure Planning (Applications: Prescribed Forms and Procedures) Regulations 2009 (SI...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the definition of "significant" in the definition of "EIA development" in regulation 2 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment)...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether regulation 4(2)(a) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2263) means that any applicant preferring to...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances the Secretary of State may give a direction under regulation 5(2)(b) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment)...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether regulation 5(5)(b) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2263) will remove any development from all...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether regulation 5(5)(b) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2263) may apply to developments instigated by...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State is required to make public his reasons for issuing a direction under regulation 5(5)(b) of the Infrastructure Planning...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the periods of 21 days in regulation 6(6), and 42 and 28 days in regulation 8 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether paragraph 15(c)(vii) of Schedule 3 to the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2263) will create a...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the effects of the Commission or the relevant authority not adhering to the timetable laid down in regulation 6(6) of the Infrastructure Planning...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to regulation 5(4) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI 2009/2263), how the Secretary of State will...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what elements of cost will be included in the charge made under regulation 9(5) of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009...

      Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why a limit is set for the completion of works under the Infrastructure Planning (Model Provisions) (England and Wales) Order 2009 (SI 2009/2265), while in...

      Iraq: Chilcot Inquiry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the Chilcot Inquiry does not regularly withhold evidence from publication.

      Lisbon Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will follow up the ratification of the Lisbon treaty with an information programme for the British public about the enhanced legislative role of European...

      Local Government: Water Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many government offices in the south-east of England are fitted with rainwater harvesting systems for flushing water closets.

      Minister for the Olympics: Overseas Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 9 December (WA 135) which referred only to costs, what were the destinations, purposes and names of those...

      National Audit Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by Lord Davies of Oldham on 7 December (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 952), what is the source of the statements that "the National...

      National Audit Office

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by Lord Davies of Oldham on 7 December (Official Report, House of Lords, col. 952) saying that "the National Audit Office ... noted that...

      NHS: IT Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 20 October (WA 62), what were in March 2007 and March 2009 and what are forecast to be in March 2010 the...

      NHS: IT Strategy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the total financial savings and the annualised recurring savings from the NHS National Programme for IT at (a) 31 March 2007, and (b) 31 March 2009.

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 8 December (WA 115-16), why their estimate of the year-to-year increase in the cost of the Personal Care at...

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether local authorities may use the £550 million saving that the Pre-Budget Report required them to make by 2012-13 to meet their share of the costs of...

      Personal Care at Home Bill

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether assessments made by a local authority under the Personal Care at Home Bill will be made available to another authority should a person move area.

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in any encounters between Royal Navy units and suspected pirates operating off the coast of Somalia hostages were being held; and, if so, whether they were...

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Royal Naval forces off the coast of Somalia have given any aid, advice or sustenance to suspected pirates; and, if so, whether it was subject to conditions.

      Sport: Budgets

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been spent by each of the Regional Sports Boards in each year since 1987; and what have been the annual operating budgets for each of the boards.

      Telephone Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to introducing a requirement that the full results, including the total votes cast and how many for each option, be published...

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