Written answers

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Bars

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the (a) gross profit and (b) net trading surplus was of (i) Bellamy's bar and (ii) each other bar on...

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much Sir Thomas Legg's analysis of hon. Members' expenses claims has cost to date; and how much of that...

      Members: Computer Software

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the timetable is for migrating computer users in the House to Vista; and how many hon. Members have had...

      Members: Electronic Equipment

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many types of personal digital assistants (PDAs) PICT supports; and what procedures hon. Members must...

      Parliamentary Information and Communications Technology Service

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many (a) inquiries and (b) complaints PICT has received in each year since it was established.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Offenders

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

  • Olympics

    • Offenders

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many employees of the Government Olympics Executive have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

  • Scotland

    • Anti-Slavery Day Bill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will ask the First Minister to introduce in the Scottish Parliament a legislative consent resolution in respect of the provisions of the...

    • Regional News

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when he last met broadcasters in Scotland to discuss the future of regional news in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Freedom of Information Requests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many freedom of information requests his Department has received in the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement.

      Globespan Airways Ltd.

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on the entry into administration of Globespan Airways Ltd. in Scotland.

      Banking Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment he has made of the prospects for the banking sector in Scotland.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Leader of the House how many working days were lost due to (a) illness and (b) stress of employees in her Office in each of the last three years.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Leader of the House how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in her Department in each of the last three years.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects on climate change of the practice of mob-grazing of cattle to...

    • Agriculture: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will commission research into the (a) environmental and (b) economic merits of anaerobic digestion as a means of...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the relationship between badger populations and the incidence of tuberculosis in...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects a diagnostic test to differentiate between infected and vaccinated animals to become available for use in...

      Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps the Government is taking to improve the resilience to flooding of drainage and sewer systems in (a) the West...

      Lake Windermere

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs who has responsibility for managing the water level of Lake Windermere; and how this management is undertaken.

      Water Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans he has to implement the recommendations of chapter 14 of the Independent Review of Charging for Household Water...

  • Transport

    • A338

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the reason is for the roadworks taking place on the A338; when they are expected to be concluded; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of the additional security arrangements introduced in December 2009 on queuing times and delays...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the Government plan to introduce the additional security checks recently introduced for flights to the US to other flights departing...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what estimate he has made of the cost to the aviation industry of additional security checks on passengers transferring at UK airports...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the average time required to carry out the new security checks on airline passengers and others.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what proportion of airline passengers transferring at UK airports to other destinations will be subject to additional security screening.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimates have been made of the likely costs to (a) airports and (b) airline operators of training for staff on new security measures.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether behavioural profiling is used in security measures undertaken at UK airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many full body scanners he expects to be introduced into UK airports in the next (a) six months, (b) year, (c) two years and (d)...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of full body scanners at airports on (a) the length of queues at security...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what criteria will be used to decide which passengers are subject to full body scanning at airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to publish the report of the Government's review of airport security measures.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of passive millimetre wave technology in the detection of powder and liquid explosives.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the cost (a) to the public purse and (b) to the aviation industry of introducing full body scanners to all...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the full body scanners he plans to introduce to airports will use passive millimetre wave technology or X-ray technology.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of full body scanning security equipment for airports that does not use passive millimetre...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether there will be a minimum age for people to be subject to full body scanning security at airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the oral statement of 5 January 2010, Official Report, columns 28-32, on aviation and border security, whether funds from his...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Oral Statement of 5 January 2010, Official Report, columns 28-32, on aviation and border security, whether his Department...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Oral Statement of 5 January 2010, Official Report, columns 28-32, on aviation and border security, whether he has made an...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects full body scanning equipment to be operational in all designated UK airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Oral Statement of 5 January 2010, Official Report, columns 28-32, on aviation and border security, whether he expects...

      Body Searches

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the average time it takes to search an individual using a (a) body scanner and (b) pat down physical search.

      Buses: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people in Halifax are estimated to be eligible for the national concessionary bus fares scheme.

      Buses: Stafford

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will take steps to ensure the restoration of the X1 Baker Bus service to Stafford station.

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in the last 12...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what recent guidance his Department has issued to regional transport committees on the criteria to be used in their allocation of...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) bonuses and (b) incentives have been paid to (i) consultants and (ii) contractors engaged by executive agencies and...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the...

      M6

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress has been made on the review of road safety between junctions 15 and 19 of the M6 motorway.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of provision of grit and salt to treat roads and pavements during very cold weather...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date the Salt Cell became operational.

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much has been spent on additional rolling stock for the Calder Valley line between Halifax and Leeds since 2005.

      Transport Police

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people (1) were issued with a penalty notice for disorder under section 5 of the Public Order Act 1986 by the British Transport...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Belarus: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his Belarus counterpart on the regulation of the internet in that country; and if he will...

    • Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of internally displaced people in Colombia; and if he will make a statement.

      Colombia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of UK projects to reduce impunity in Colombia.

      Colombia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has held with his US counterpart on the negotiation of a free trade agreement between the US and...

      Colombia: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 410W, on Colombia: overseas trade, for what reasons he will...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many officials from each other Government department are serving at UK posts overseas.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the (a) average and (b) highest non-consolidated performance related payment for senior civil servants in his Department...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 161W, on departmental pay, how much was paid out in total...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 161W, on departmental pay, how much his Department has paid...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Equatorial Guinea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Director-General of UNESCO on the naming of the UNESCO-Obiang Nguema Mbasogo...

      Morocco

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what definition of the border of Morocco is used for the purposes of the EU-Morocco Association Agreement.

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights situation in North Korea; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how much funding his Department has made available to tackle antisocial behaviour in Coventry in each year since 1997; (2) what recent...

    • Association of Chief Police Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what work is undertaken by the Association of Chief Police Officers' regional intelligence units.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of refused asylum seekers remaining (a) illegally and (b) pending appeal in (i) the UK,...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) financial, (b) legal and (c) housing support his Department provides to refused asylum seekers allowed to remain in the UK...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of asylum seekers were (a) granted asylum and (b) allowed to remain temporarily in the UK for humanitarian reasons in each...

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) burglaries and (b) robberies in respect of (i) businesses and (ii) individuals were reported in each year since 1997; and what...

      Children: Police Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been held in a police cell in each police force area in each of the last five years.

      Crime: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of incidents of recorded crime resulted in a conviction in each of the last 10 years.

      Crime: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the level of recorded crime was in Lancashire Constabulary area in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Criminal Proceedings: Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Minister in his Department is responsible for policy to implement proposals in the autism strategy on improving the accessibility of...

      Departmental Air Travel

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

      DNA and Fingerprint Database

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Newark of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 476W, on the DNA and fingerprint database,...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many profiles were removed from the National DNA Database in each month of 2009.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many safe accommodation beds his Department funds for trafficked persons who were not trafficked for sexual exploitation.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of potential child victims of trafficking referred to the national referral mechanism have been age-disputed.

      Humberside Police

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

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants the UK Border Agency (UKBA) has discovered to be working for contractors supplying UKBA uniforms.

      Independent Safeguarding Authority: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many caseworkers the Independent Safeguarding Authority employs at each grade to make barring decisions under the Safeguarding Vulnerable...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format at each security classification have been...

      Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many convictions for offences under the Licensing Act 2003 there have been in each police force area in each year since the...

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the security costs in respect of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Police: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what training is given to police officers on the assessment of the physical and mental condition of individuals subject to a control order.

      Police: Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what less lethal weapons are permitted to be used by police.

      Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will issue guidance to police forces on handling complaints relating to alleged infringements of the provisions of the Regulation of...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the reasons are for the delay by the UK Border Agency in determining the case of a constituent of the hon. Member for Thurrock,...

      United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will request the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre to publish a report on its activities as part of the national referral...

      United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will request the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre to publish a report on its activities to date.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Hearing Impairment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what progress has been made in the provision of hearing protection for service personnel since 2001; (2) how many service personnel are recorded...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent estimate he has made of the cost to Modern Housing Solutions of upgrading all properties it manages under contract to his Department to...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average period of time taken was to make repairs to forces accommodation after a call out in the last...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether families are allowed to view armed services' accommodation before occupying it.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many calls have been made to his Department's special forces housing helpline in the last 12 months.

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to sell in whole or in part the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) print, (b) online, (c) television and (d) radio advertising in each of the last five years; how much has...

      Departmental Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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;...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will commission research into possible links between the use of memory sticks on the information technology platforms used by his Department and...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what technical problems were encountered (a) in preparation for and (b) during the recent maiden test flight of the Airbus 400M in Spain.

      Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many F35 Joint Strike Fighters he plans to purchase; and what his most recent estimate is of the cost of each such fighter.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to reply to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire dated 1 December 2009 on the Taliban.

      Military Aircraft: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take in response to evidence on software problems linked to the 1994 Chinook crash.

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest estimate is of the average operating cost per flight hour of a Sea King helicopter.

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the circumstances surrounding the Chinook accident in Scotland on 2 June 1994 have been the subject of a completed simulation using test pilots;...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether further attempts will be made to simulate possible full authority digital engine-related causes of the 1994 Chinook accident; and if he will make...

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to assist UK-registered vessels following the most recent hijacking in waters around the coast of Somalia.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate his Department has made of the effect on the level of energy efficiency of (a) owner-occupied dwellings,...

    • Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's most recent estimate is of the rate of non-compliance with the requirement to produce an energy...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of public buildings required to have a display energy certificate...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what his Department's most recent estimate is of the number of people who have paid fees to train as home inspectors; how...

      Housing: Owner Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average length of tenure was in (a) an owner-occupied dwelling, (b) a private rented dwelling and (c) a social...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Wales

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claimants in each constituency in Wales had been claiming the allowance for (a) up to three, (b)...

    • Official Residences: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 20 March 2008, Official Report, column 1303W, on official residences: repairs and maintenance, what the cost was of the...

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality which websites her Department's staff are blocked from accessing on networked computers.

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Databases

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the timetable is for the creation of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's lifestyle database; and what data sources will be used to create it.

      EU Anti-Discrimination Legislation

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what recent assessment she has made of the UK's level of compliance with EU anti-discrimination legislation.

      National Equality Panel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what groups have been invited to submit evidence for consideration by the National Equality Panel in its investigation into inequality.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General what guidelines have been issued to prosecutors on cases involving overseas corruption; and if she will make a statement.

    • Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Serious Fraud Office has received representations on its policy document Approach of the Serious Fraud Office to dealing with overseas corruption.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by her Department.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format by the Law Officers Departments of each security classification have been...

      Israel

      To ask the Solicitor-General what meetings the Attorney-General had during her visit to Israel in January 2010 at which the subject of the operation of the law of universal jurisdiction in the UK...

      Israel

      To ask the Solicitor-General if she will place in the Library a copy of the speech by the Attorney General to the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in January 2010 on the operation of the law of...

      Israel

      To ask the Solicitor-General what (a) groups and (b) individuals the Attorney General met on her visit to Israel on 5 January 2010.

      Israel

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Attorney General's recent visit to Israel was arranged before 12 December 2009.

      Offenders

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many employees of the Law Officers' Departments have been convicted of a criminal offence of each type in each year since 1997.

  • Justice

    • Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what assessment he has made of the merits of establishing a libel tribunal as the preliminary forum for libel cases; (2) what assessment he has...

    • Defamation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of measures to reduce defamation proceedings costs introduced on 1 October 2009.

      Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assets of his Department are planned to be sold in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; what the (i) description and (ii) book value is of each such...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in the last 12 months; and...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will list the redesigns of websites operated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies since 27 June 2007; and what the (i) cost to the public...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice where potential victims of trafficking are accommodated whilst their case is assessed by the competent authority under the national referral mechanism.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many safe accommodation beds for victims of human trafficking his Department plans to fund over the next three years.

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people sentenced to a life term have been convicted of a homicide offence following their release in the last 10 years.

      National Offender Management Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether NAPO and Unison will be consulted on planned reductions to staffing levels in the National Offender Management Service headquarters.

      Prisoners' Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answers of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 85W and 1 December 2009, Official Report, column 590W, on prisoners' release,...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the results of his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the...

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what criteria are used to determine which organisations take part in (a) Partnership Programme arrangements, (b) Strategic...

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) purposes and (b) terms are of each current (i) Strategic Grant Agreement and (ii) Strategic Framework Partnership...

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he has taken to improve the mechanisms for (a) accountability and (b) performance measurement of expenditure from grants...

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many non-governmental organisations in receipt of grants from his Department are not required to provide audit information...

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether any funding provided by his Department to non-governmental organisations may be spent by them on communications and public...

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of non-governmental organisations in receipt of grants from his Department (a) audit themselves and (b) are...

      Non-Governmental Organisations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to ensure greater accountability of expenditure by third party organisations of Partnership Programme...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to his contribution of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 645, on Afghanistan and the EU Council, how much Ministry of...

      Trades Union Congress

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided under the Partnership Programme Arrangement to the Trades Union Congress in 2009-10; and...

      Trades Union Congress

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for what reasons his Department enters into Partnership Programme arrangements with the Trades Union Congress; and if he will make a...

      Uganda: Homosexuality

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has made representations to the Ugandan government on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill before the Ugandan Parliament.

      Uganda: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to improve the human rights situation in Uganda.

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which (a) human and (b) civil rights organisations have received funding from his Department in supporting their work in Uganda in...

      Uganda: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what aid his Department has provided to Uganda in each of the last five years; and what aid he expects his Department to provide to...

  • Health

    • Cardiovascular System: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many lower limb (a) revascularisation and (b) angioplasty procedures were carried out in each strategic health authority in the NHS in each of the...

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of his Department's expenditure on (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print and (d) online advertising in (i) 2009-10 and (ii)...

      Departmental Sick Leave

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

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) applied for and (b) received the Help with Health Costs grant in 2008-09; what the average amount received was; what the eligibility...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 479W, on heart diseases: health services, what the timetable is for specialised...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research projects were commissioned by his Department from the Personal Social Services Research Unit for the purposes of informing the Green Paper...

      Hospitals: Road Salting and Gritting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated amount is of (a) road salt and (b) grit supplies held by hospitals.

      Liver Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects to announce the appointment of a national clinical director for liver disease; (2) what recent progress has been made on developing...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many inspections were carried out by Det Norske Veritas on behalf of the NHS Litigation Authority in each of the last three years; and how much the...

      NHS Litigation Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each NHS trust paid the NHS Litigation Authority in each of the last three years.

      NHS: Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps have been taken to inform the public of dental practices which are taking on new NHS patients.

      NHS: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, columns 480-90W, how many full-time equivalent (a) managers and (b) senior managers there...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much each primary care trust is expected to spend consulting on the NHS Constitution; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses were employed in the NHS in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary was for a nurse in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Nutrition: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people were recorded as having (a) an admission and (b) a discharge episode with a diagnosis of (i) malnutrition, (ii) nutritional...

      Obesity: Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what recent assessment has been made of the level of availability of bariatric surgery on the NHS (a) in each strategic health authority area, (b)...

      Preventive Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps are being taken to encourage people to take up preventive health services.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of the 2007 National Stroke Strategy in improving patient outcomes.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many referrals were made to the Child Maintenance Options website from Jobcentre Plus in each month since July 2008; how many telephone...

    • Departmental Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assets of her Department are planned to be sold in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; what the (i) description and (ii) book value is of each...

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many planned visits by Ministers in her Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in the last 12...

      Departmental Freedom of Information

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many days sickness absence were taken by staff in her Department and its agencies in each of the last 12 months; and what the cost to her...

      Departmental Taxis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many miles (a) Ministers and (b) officials in her Department and its predecessors have travelled by taxi in the course of their official...

      Electronic Government: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total cost to her Department was of the directgov advertising campaign, Go DirectGov.

      Electronic Government: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on the production of the directgov advertisement Go DirectGov; and how much it expects to spend on purchasing...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people have found work through (a) the day one offer, (b) the six month offer, (c) support for unemployed...

      Employment: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the lone parents who were moved from income support on to jobseeker's allowance as a result of changes to...

      Housing Benefit: Teenage Mothers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many mothers under the age of 18 years old are in receipt of housing benefit.

      Jobcentre Plus: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many compensation payments Jobcentre Plus have made through their Special Payment Scheme in (a) the UK, (b) Scotland, (c) the Highlands...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for how long a single person claiming jobseeker's allowance could work at the national minimum wage adult rate before that person's earnings...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average time taken to process a claim for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support was in Leeds in each of the last 10 years.

      New Deal Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of participants in the New Deal for Young People have left the benefits system without securing a job or receiving education or...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will ensure that applications for health care costs grants sent mistakenly to Jobcentre Plus offices are forwarded immediately to the...

      Social Security Benefits: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding her Department has made available for providers on independent advice services on benefits in each year since 2004; and what...

      Social Security Benefits: Drugs Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of people addicted to illegal drugs who are in receipt of benefits from her Department.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people living in (a) Herefordshire and (b) the UK receiving services from Jobcentre Plus were aged (i) under 21, (ii) 22 to 25,...

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people under 25 years old were not in employment, education or training in (a) 1997, (b) 2007 and (c) during 2008-09 in (i) Norwich...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Amusement Arcades: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment has been made of the regulatory burden on seaside amusement arcades; and what steps are being taken to reduce that burden.

    • Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much was spent by each (a) senior manager and (b) board member of Arts Council England in providing hospitality in each of...

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport to whom the administration of Arts Council England is accountable for the operational exercise of the Council's functions; and if he...

      Arts Council England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse has been of each restructuring of Arts Council England in each year since 1994; and if he will make a...

      Arts Council England: Car Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will review the (a) appropriateness of the conditions for and (b) effectiveness of the operation of the car allowance scheme for...

      Arts Council England: Finance

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

      Gambling Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effects of the Gambling Act 2005 on the gambling industry.

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps have been taken to reduce the size and cost of the Gambling Commission since the introduction of the Gambling Act 2005.

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the effectiveness of the Gambling Commission.

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Gambling Commission on the effectiveness and costs of...

      Gambling Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what simplification measures have been introduced by the Gambling Commission since the Hampton Review; (2) what steps have been...

      Gambling Commission: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Gambling Commission on (a) quantifying the level and (b) assessing trends in illegal...

      Olympic Games 2012: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been (a) allocated and (b) spent in relation to the Cultural Olympiad in each parliamentary constituency.

      Regional Design Panels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department and its agencies have allocated to regional design panels since their inception.

      Royal Parks: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on what date he plans to make a statutory instrument introducing car parking charges in Royal Parks where charging is not currently in...

      Royal Parks: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 672W, on Royal Parks: parking, what plans there are to introduce...

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free swimming sessions have been provided per eligible resident by each local authority participating in the scheme in the...

      Tourism: Olympic Games 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to (a) provide new funds and (b) direct existing funds into projects to increase tourism associated...

      Tourism: Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will make it his policy to ring-fence funding allocated to regional development agencies for the promotion of the tourism industry.

      Tourism: Visas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with their counterparts in the Home Office on the...

      Video Recordings Act 1984

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the monetary value was of fines imposed under the provisions of the Video Recordings Act 1984 in each year since that Act came into...

      World Tourism Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what role the UK plays in the UN World Tourism Organisation.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds for comparative purposes on historical levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

    • Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision...

      Electricity: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much electricity was supplied by District network to (a) North Ayrshire and (b) the Isle of Arran in the last 12 month period for...

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether an employment tribunal relating to his Department has been held since its inception.

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the percentage contribution of (a) carbon dioxide, (b) water vapour and (c) methane to the...

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much and what proportion of the UK's gas consumption was imported from each country as (a) liquid natural gas and (b) a gas in the...

      Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to expand the capacity for nuclear power generation in the UK.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many people attended the public discussion meeting on the proposed nuclear power station at (a) Hartlepool, (b) Heysham, (c)...

      Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of (a) carbon dioxide emissions and (b) carbon dioxide emissions per megawatt hour for the...

  • Treasury

    • Budget

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors are taken into account in deciding on the date of the annual Budget statement; and if he will make a statement.

    • Car Allowances: NHS

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what discussions his Department has had with the Department of Health on the effect of approved mileage allowance payment rates on the number of...

      Cheques

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the potential effects of phasing out cheques by the end of 2018 on (a) levels of recorded income of small...

      Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue has been generated by duty on (a) alcohol and (b) tobacco in each of the last 10 years.

      Excise Duties

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much accrued to the Exchequer in excise duty on spirit-based ready-to-drink alcoholic drinks in each of the last five years; (2) how much accrued...

      Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent research his Department has undertaken on the geographical distribution of self-catering properties relative to the nearest hotel,...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment HM Revenue and Customs has made of the effects on city-centre executive serviced apartments operated by multinational hotel companies of the...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1383W, on taxation: holiday accommodation, if he will place in the Library a copy of...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1382W, on taxation: holiday accommodation, what representations his Department received...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many properties in receipt of furnished holiday lettings tax relief were awarded farm diversification grants in the last 12 months; (2) for how...

      Taxation: Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will review the rules on the election of a property as a primary residence on individuals for the purpose of determining future tax liability to...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the largest sum of tax credits paid retrospectively to an individual or couple was (a) in 2009, (b) in 2008 and (c) since tax credits were...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many contacts were made on average by (a) all claimants and (b) citizens of A8 and A2 countries to the Tax Credits Office in applying for tax...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Business: Cybercrime

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the level of risk to businesses posed by malevolent software; and what steps his...

    • Departmental Accountants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department takes to prevent conflicts of interest arising in the activities of accountants appointed by...

      Educational Psychologists: Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has received on the funding of trainee educational psychologists in the last 12 months; and if...

      Partnerships: Company Accounts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when his Department first provided notification of its decision to include e-filing options for limited liability...

      Unemployment: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of 16 to 19 year olds in Leeds West constituency were (a) in education, training or employment and...

      Vocational Training: 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 years have not been in education, employment or training for (a)...

      Young People: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of 16 to 19 year olds resident in Milton Keynes were (a) in education, training or employment and...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • 11 Million

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many people are employed in 11 Million; what the salary is for each post at that organisation; and what posts at that...

    • Academies: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding for academies in North East Lincolnshire has been provided by (a) Government and (b) sponsors since the...

      Children's Centres: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) children's and (b) Sure Start centres have closed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Children's Centres: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start centres there are in Nottingham North constituency; and how many children they assist.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated for (a) editorial resources for and (b) enhancing and developing the Sure Start website in...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated for (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses for its staff in 2009-10.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in post-16 education in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency have been in receipt of education maintenance...

      Free School Meals: Stoke on Trent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will assess the merits of making Stoke-on-Trent city council the West Midlands' pilot authority for universal free school meals.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding he plans to allocate to university technical colleges for 14 to 19 year olds, as referred to in paragraph 27 of...

      Languages: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools in England provided tuition in (1) Arabic in each year since 2007; (2) Mandarin in each of the last...

      Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital expenditure his Department has incurred in the Leeds city area in the last three years.

      Personal Social and Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what role school governors would have in determining the personal, social, health and economic education curriculum at Key Stages...

      Pre-school Education: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many maintained nurseries have closed in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding has been allocated for the purposes of extending the free early learning entitlement to two year olds from...

      Pre-School Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many two year olds are receiving the free entitlement to early education; and what plans he has to increase the number of two...

      Schools: Radcliffe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the oral answer to the hon. Member for North East Milton Keynes of 30 November 2009, Official Report, column 827, on...

      Social Work Taskforce

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates his Department received drafts of the Social Work Task Force's final report before it was finalised.

      Vale of Berkeley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what documentation was made available to Graham Badman on Gloucestershire county council's proposals on Vale of Berkeley College...

      Vale of Berkeley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has agreed to the request of Gloucestershire county council to extend the period of consultation on its...

      Vale of Berkeley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions took place between his Department and Gloucestershire county council on the format of the council's consultation...

      Vale of Berkeley College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when his Department was first informed of Gloucestershire county council's proposals with regard to Vale of Berkeley college.

  • House of Lords

    • Aerospace: Research and Development

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the value of the grants for research and development they provided to the United Kingdom aerospace industry in each of the financial years 1997-98 to 2007-08.

    • Aviation: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of financial assistance, grants and launch aid they provided for the development of the Airbus A380.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the terms of the original proposed agreement between the United Kingdom and Iceland for the reimbursement of Icesave losses. To ask Her Majesty's...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of respondents selected Irish as their ethnic group in the 2001 census; why Irish is the only white ethnic group specifically named on the proposed...

      Census

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 16 December 2009 (WA 231), why the term "mixed British" was not considered for use in the "mixed/multiple...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to encourage the government of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to extradite Bosco Ntaganda, for whom there is an International...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the purchase by United Kingdom companies of metals derived from allegedly inhumanely mined minerals in the Congo; and what steps...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what encouragement they are giving to the government of Congo to ensure that the FARDC, the army of the Democratic Republic of Congo, has sufficient capacity to...

      Democratic Republic of the Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with heads of states and governments in the Great Lakes region about creating and maintaining a permanent and effectively...

      EU: Budget

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they opposed the 6 per cent increase in the European Union budget for 2010 when the amended draft budget was discussed in the Council of the European Union.

      Government: Office Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Barbara Follett, on 9 December 2009 (Official...

      House of Lords: Members' Expenses

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how many peers who attended the House of Lords between April 2008 and March 2009 claimed no expenses.

      India: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of India about anti-conversion laws that affect the ability to leave Hinduism for another religion.

      Iraq: Camp Ashraf

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 16 December 2009 (WA 246), whether their position on alleged injustices against residents at Camp...

      Pakistan: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are their intentions in relation to the promotion of religious tolerance in Pakistan this year.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of uprating the basic state pension on the basis of the higher of average earnings or retail prices index from (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c)...

      Railways: Crossrail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 15 December 2009 (WA 215), what are the estimated peak volume and peak number of lorries per day required to remove...

      Railways: East Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the targets for timekeeping performance for East Coast main line services for this year; and what levels of timekeeping were achieved by Great North...

      Railways: East Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bonus agreements are in place for senior staff of East Coast; and what targets they have to achieve to receive bonuses.

      Railways: High Speed Lines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their proposals for a new high speed railway line or lines between London and the West Midlands or the north of England and Scotland will be pursued by a...

      Railways: National Rail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place for the real time updating of the National Rail website to reflect weather and service conditions.

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the rail journey times between London and Newcastle are longer for late evening services than earlier in the day, in particular for the Durham to Newcastle stretch.

      Roads: Advertising Hoardings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many road accidents are attributed each year to distractions caused by advertising beside major roads.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what encouragement they and the Commonwealth are giving the Government of Rwanda to further political dialogue with the Rwandan Hutus living in eastern Congo.

      Shipping: Light Dues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, regarding the report they commissioned on behalf of the General Lighthouse Authorities from Raven Trading reviewing the impact of light dues increases, whether...

      Shipping: Light Dues

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they approved the use of Strategic Transport Solutions International as a contributor to the report they commissioned on behalf of the General Lighthouse...

      Taxation: Kyrgystan and Tajikistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of double taxation treaties with (a) Kyrgystan, and (b) Tajikistan; and, if they are not in place, what steps they are taking to implement such...

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