Written answers

Monday, 18 January 2010

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Pay

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

    • Departmental Training

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

      Employment Tribunals Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many employment tribunals relating to his Department have been held in each of the last five years; and what the cost to his Department was...

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010; and...

  • Church Commissioners

    • Church of England: Pay

      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the Church Commissioners how much the Church of England pension funds paid in bonuses to staff in each of the last three financial years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Manpower

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many people were employed by the House in (a) visitor services, (b) the Parliamentary Education Service,...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which websites his Department's staff are blocked from accessing from departmental networked computers.

    • Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010; and what...

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Village

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she next expects to meet representatives of relevant local authorities to discuss use of the Olympic Village after the London 2012 Olympics.

    • London 2012: Legacy

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what assessment she has made of the legacy to Amber Valley and the east midlands of hosting the London 2012 Olympics.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what proportion of invoices from suppliers the Government Olympic Executive paid within 10 days of receipt in November and December 2009.

      Government Olympic Executive: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many (a) year-end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in the Government Olympic Executive in each of the last three years; and how much was...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what procedures are in place under which British citizens may apply to work on construction projects in connection with the London 2012 Olympics.

      Olympic Games 2012: Bexley

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many businesses in the London borough of Bexley are under contract in respect of the construction of venues for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

      Olympic Games 2012: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people of each sex in each age group have been working on the Olympic site in each month since construction began; and how many of these are apprentices.

      Olympic Games 2012: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many people she expects to be employed on the Olympic site over the duration of the project; and how many of those are apprentices.

      Olympic Games 2012: Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much has been spent on social media and networking accounts in respect of the London 2012 Olympic Games; and on what accounts those funds have been spent.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from her Office are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010 in an official capacity;...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Domestic Waste: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether guidance has been issued to waste collection authorities on the provision of wheeled refuse containers to households...

    • Genetically Modified Organisms: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the (a) safety and (b) regulatory approval process of genetically modified...

      Genetically Modified Organisms: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which genetically-modified products are authorised for sale in the UK.

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when he expects to finalise the draft end-of-waste protocol; (2) when he expects to respond to comments made under...

      Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's research report WR0105 on measuring waste prevention.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Billings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in December 2009.

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what estimate he has made of the quantity of food waste generated by his Department in each year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which websites his Department's staff are blocked from accessing on networked computers.

      Departmental Training

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

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether he has had recent discussions with the First Minister on the extent to which people are trafficked between Wales and England for purposes of sexual...

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010; and what estimate...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there are plans to allocate part of Kandahar province to the UK's area of responsibility.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monetary value was of allowances paid to civilian staff based in Afghanistan in each of the last five years.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) UK armed forces personnel and (b) personnel of other coalition forces were deployed in the operation to deliver a turbine to Kajaki dam in...

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) deaths and (b) injuries to personnel were sustained in the operation to deliver and install the turbine to Kajaki dam in September 2008.

      Armed Forces: British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1362-3W, on armed forces: foreigners, how many of the 390 British Overseas...

      Armed Forces: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) required and (b) actual strength is of deployable troops of each infantry battalion.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the average cost per service personnel patient was for (a) below knee and (b) above knee prosthesis follow-up in the (i) Defence Medical...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what rules are in place in respect of routine visits by a regimental associations to soldiers in the military ward of Selly Oak hospital.

      Armed Forces: Hearing Impaired People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many servicemen have suffered hearing loss in the course of their duties in each year since 1999.

      Armed Forces: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent progress has been made on the army uniform contract; and if he will make a statement.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) requirement, (b) actual number available and (c) percentage shortfall is of each type of armoured vehicle used for pre-deployment...

      Atomic Veterans Claimant Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates in 2008, 2009 and 2010 his Department's lawyers met legal representatives of the Atomic Veterans Claimant Group.

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cash equivalent transfer value is of the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme pension of each of the 10 highest paid members of staff in his...

      Civil Servants: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost of the enhanced early retirement scheme for civil servants in his Department and its agencies has been in each year since 1997.

      Defence: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the UK has in the NATO Airlift Management Agency.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in December 2009.

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies plans to sign up to the 10:10 campaign to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 10 per cent. in 2010.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the quantity of food waste generated by his Department in each year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which websites his Department's staff are blocked from accessing from departmental networked computers.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 831W, on departmental pay, on what basis £1,860 was paid to two individuals;...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 10 December 2009, Official Report, columns 521-2W, on armed forces: costs, what information his Department holds centrally on...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated total cost is of the Airbus A400M project.

      Haslar Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to whom Haslar Hospital was sold.

      Israel: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what aspects of military co-operation were to have been discussed with the group of military officers from Israel whose proposed visit to the UK was...

      Israel: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions Israel Defence Forces personnel have been invited to the UK for discussions with (a) Ministers or officials of his...

      NATO Cyber-security Centre of Excellence: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) financial and (b) other assistance the UK is providing to the NATO Cyber-security Centre of Excellence in Estonia.

      Radioactive Materials: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence from which countries uranium used in (a) British nuclear warheads and (b) nuclear submarine propulsion fuel has been obtained since 1980; and what...

      RAF Fairfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to establish the exact boundaries of the site of RAF Fairfield.

  • Women and Equality

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff of the Equality and Human Rights Commission from each ethnic group (a) lodged grievances, (b) started employment tribunal proceedings,...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality for what reasons staff of the Equality and Human Rights Commission of each ethnic group left the employment of the Commission between 1 October 2007 and...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff from each ethnic group were employed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission between October 2007 and March 2009.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many people from each ethnic group (a) applied for and (b) secured (i) permanent employment, (ii) temporary employment, (iii) promotion and (iv)...

  • Justice

    • Courts: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 842W, on interpreters: finance, for what reasons he has not yet written to the...

    • Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      EC Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the implications for the Government's policy of the European Commission draft regulation on jurisdiction applicable law,...

      Freedom of Information: Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects to designate academy schools as public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information held in electronic format at each level of security classification the Iraq Inquiry has...

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much of the legal aid budget has been spent on very high cost cases in the last five years.

      Legal Systems: Islam

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the number of marriages and divorces registered by sharia courts in England and Wales in each year since 1997.

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many indeterminate sentences for public protection were given tariffs of 23 months or less in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007 and (d) 2008.

      Prison Sentences: Mentally Disturbed Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders imprisoned with an indeterminate sentence for public protection have been held in secure hospitals since 2005; and if he will make a...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) internal and (b) external audits of mandatory drug testing in prisons have been undertaken.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment his Department has made of the level of accuracy of mandatory drug testing statistics.

      Victim Support Schemes: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department and its predecessors have allocated to Victim Support in each year since 1997.

      Voluntary Work: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been (a) convicted and (b) prosecuted for offences committed while working as a volunteer with vulnerable adults.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours on average a young offender spent in (a) general education, (b) literacy work, (c) numeracy work, (d) training, (e) physical...

  • Home Department

    • Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what impact assessment has been made of the cost of the e-Borders programme to the aviation industry.

    • Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) original and (b) current estimated cost is of establishment of the e-Borders programme.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the Oral Statement of 5 January 2010, Official Report, columns 28-32, on aviation and border security, what proportion of the...

      Borders: Personal Records

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

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many members of staff of his Department and its agencies have been disciplined for inappropriate use of information obtained from (a) a...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost of provision of Government cars to special advisers in his Department was in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) advertising, (c) publishing, (d) public relations, (e) professional training...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many working days were lost due to (a) illness and (b) stress of employees in his Department in each of the last three years.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his assessment is of progress made in improving provision for families with children at immigration removal centres; and how much has...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many time-limited visas of each type have been issued in each year since 1997; (2) how many time-limited visas of each type have...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to issue his response to the recent consultation on proposed changes to Tier 4 student visa arrangements.

      Foreign Workers: Immigration Controls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will require the Migration Advisory Committee in formulating its advice on the level of immigrant labour needed to complete the (a)...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) found guilty of employing illegal immigrants in each month of (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of people in each age group held in immigration detention centres have been (a) released and (b) deported in...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each age group have been held in immigration removal centres on more than one occasion in each year since 1997; and on how...

      Immigration: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in West Chelmsford constituency who are awaiting a decision on an application for...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts relating to biometric passports his Department plans to let; when he expects each such contract to be put out to tender;...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost of including fingerprint data in passports in each year from 2010-11 to 2018-19.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Identity and Passport Service has spent in each month since October 2006; how many passports were issued in each such month; and...

      Passports: Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of whether biometric information in the UK passport complies with (a) International Civil Aviation...

      Police: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost was of Essex Police Authority in each of the last two years.

      Police: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were based in Nottingham North constituency in (a) 1997 and (b) the last year for which information is available.

      Police: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change in the number of full-time police officers in Preston has been since 1997.

      Thames Valley Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers Thames Valley Police have employed in each year since 2005.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department provides to employers in receipt of information from enhanced Criminal Record Bureau checks on assessment of the...

      Visas: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research his Department has evaluated on the economic effects of the cost of tourist visas on the tourist industry.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Central Office of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) name, (b) cost and (c) sponsoring Department was of each advertising campaign supported by the Central Office of Information during 2008-09.

    • Civil Servants: Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will publish the travel guidelines issued to (a) permanent secretaries, (b) senior civil servants and (c) other civil servants.

      Deaths: Alcoholic Drinks and Drugs

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths where (a) alcohol and (b) the misuse of drugs was the primary cause there were in (i) England and Wales and (ii) Hemel Hempstead...

      Deaths: Obesity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people between (a) 35 and 45, (b) 46 and 55 and (c) 56 and 65 years old died of diseases related to obesity in (i) England, (ii) East Sussex...

      Departmental Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what pay band her Department's chief information officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a fixed-term or permanent contract; and...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the results of her Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey; and what...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the scale of allowance is for members of the Iraq Inquiry.

      Manufacturing Industries: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the number and proportion of people employed in manufacturing in (a) the UK, (b) Gloucestershire and (c) Stroud...

      Married People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many adults were living in marriage in each year since 1980; and if she will make a statement.

      Married People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many married couples (a) are both over the age of 65, (b) are both in work, (c) are living apart, (d) have no children and (e) have one or more...

      Ministers: Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will publish the travel guidelines issued to Ministers in respect of (a) air, (b) rail and (c) car journeys.

      New Businesses: Preston

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have started up in Preston since 1997.

      Official Residences

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many residential flats there are in the Admiralty House complex; how many are designated as ministerial residences; and which Ministers have had use...

      Unemployed: Qualifications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of 18 to 24 year olds in England are unemployed under International Labour Organisation definitions but not in full-time education have...

      Unemployment: Older Workers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people over 50 years old in (a) the UK, (b) England, (c) the North East and (d) Middlesbrough, South and East Cleveland constituency are in...

      Unemployment: Preston

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of unemployment has been in Preston in each year since 1997.

      Unemployment: Young People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many people aged between 16 and 24 years resident in (a) Chelmsford local authority area and (b) West Chelmsford constituency had been...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payments were made in each postcode area (a) between 1 November 2008 and 31 March 2009 and (b) since 1 November 2009.

    • Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has plans to (a) increase the level of and (b) extend the eligibility criteria for the cold weather payment.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information is contained in the notification of a cold weather payment sent to each recipient of the payment.

      Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official report, column 651W, on cold weather payments, if she will bring forward proposals to...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate she has made of the number of Jobcentre Plus customers who have had fortnightly jobsearch reviews shorter than their...

      Employment: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate she has made of the level of long-term (a) adult and (b) youth employment in Preston in each year since 1997.

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether all employers offering jobs to be advertised through Jobcentre Plus are asked whether the job can be offered on a flexible, part-time...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many unprocessed jobseeker's allowance claims there were in each (a) region and (b) Jobcentre Plus district in each of the last six...

      New Deal Schemes: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women resident in Preston have participated in (a) the New Deal for Lone Parents and (b) the New Deal for Partners since 1997; and...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in poverty there were in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners her Department estimates were in absolute poverty in (a) the East Midlands Government Office Region and (b) England in...

      Social Security Benefits: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much money her Department (a) spent in each year since 2005 and (b) expects to spend in each of the next three years to raise public...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will estimate the (a) gross and (b) net additional spend on the basic state pension if it were increased by the rate of increase in...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners in Barnsley, East and Mexborough constituency are in receipt of winter fuel allowance.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners resident in Preston have received the winter fuel allowance since its introduction.

      Winter Fuel Payments: Walsall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for winter fuel payments were made by households in (a) Aldridge-Brownhills constituency and (b) the Walsall Metropolitan...

  • Transport

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with operators of motorway service areas on the installation of automatic plate registration number...

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the European Commission on the introduction of additional security measures at UK airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with representatives of airlines on security training for check-in staff; and whether he plans to...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment has been made of the potential security risks posed by long queues at airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to introduce increased surveillance at airports (a) outside and (b) inside security screened areas.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to introduce new security measures at airports outside the security screened area.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps have been taken to increase the security of airport perimeters.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Secretary of State's contribution of 5 January 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 42, on terrorism: aviation...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has had discussions with its overseas counterparts on the introduction of body scanners at airports which have...

      Aviation: Security

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

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to prevent suicide bomb attacks on aeroplanes by people prepared to ingest explosives or have them...

      Body Searches: X-rays

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the effects on health of the use of body scanners that use X-ray technology.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received from the airline industry on the e-borders programme.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what monthly indicators are used by (a) his Department and (b) the Highways Agency to monitor performance in respect of the operation of...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Air Pollution

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what aspects of air quality are monitored at the Dartford River Crossing; and if he will make a statement.

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what systems are used for switching on "Q" queuing signs on the Dartford River Crossing approaches; and what (a) traffic levels and (b)...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport between which points journey time measurements relating to the Dartford River Crossing are monitored on a monthly basis by (a) his...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the average traffic flow through each of the toll-collecting lanes at the Dartford River Crossing toll plaza...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent progress has been made against public service agreement targets relating to congestion at (a) the Dartford River Crossing and...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether (a) his Department and (b) the Highways Agency has set targets to increase the rate at which vehicles may pass through the...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has made a recent estimate of the average balance of a Dartford River Crossing pre-payment Dart-Tag user's account in respect of...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the daytime charge for use of the Dartford River Crossing including discounts, was for each vehicle type (a) when a Dart-Tag was being...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what advertising campaigns for which his Department is responsible have (a) commenced and (b) continued in 2009-10; and what the cost of...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Fines

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

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the quantity of food waste generated by his Department in each year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 495W, on departmental public expenditure, how much funding is...

      Driving: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what consideration he has given to the effects on (a) road safety and (b) operational efficiency of the displacement of commercial...

      Driving: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) when he last had discussions with (a) representatives of road safety organisations and (b) motoring organisations representing...

      Driving: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to erect 'tiredness kills, take a break' signs on trunk roads in the vicinity of service areas; and if he will...

      Driving: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will extend the derogation on drivers' hours for the delivery of home heating fuels beyond 18 January 2010.

      Local Government: Parking

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidelines his Department has issued on the setting of council car park charges since 1997.

      Motorways: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for East Yorkshire of 23 June 2009, Official Report, column 768W, on motorways, what...

      Parking

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reason powers to ban pavement parking outside London were not included in the revised civil enforcement powers introduced in 2009.

      Passenger Ships: Liverpool

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 142WS, on Liverpool Cruise Terminal, whether he...

      Railways: Bus Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the bus rail replacement service between Ealing Broadway and Wandsworth Road first began operation; how much it has cost to date; and...

      Roads: Police

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what evaluation his Department has made of the effects of the joint Home Office/Department for Transport/Association of Chief Police...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the extent of damage to roads as a result of the weather since December 2009; what estimate he...

      Roads: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 136-38WS, on road safety, when he plans to...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what quantity of road salt was held in stock by each local authority on 30 November 2009.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure the availability of road salt.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will give further consideration to returning responsibility for road gritting to lower tier local authorities in two-tier areas; and...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions the Highways Agency has requested to borrow (a) grit and (b) salt from local authorities in (i) each of the last...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate his Department has made of the amount of salt which has been stolen from (a) the Highways Agency and (b) local authorities...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Legal Deposit Libraries Act

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when the Legal Deposit Libraries Act 2003 will be fully brought into effect.

    • Olympics 2012: Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he plans to take to promote the UK as a tourist destination in association with the London 2012 Olympics.

      World Cup 2018

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had on the Football Association's bid to host the 2018 football World Cup.

      Free Swimming Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effectiveness of its free swimming initiatives for young people and the elderly; and if...

      Holiday Lettings: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the effects on the tourism industry of changes in taxation of...

      Competitive Sports: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to facilitate the development of competitive sports in schools.

      Arts Council of England: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, on Arts Council England, whether Arts Council England has used (a) National Lottery proceeds...

      Community Radio Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding the Government has allocated to the Community Radio Fund in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many iPods have been bought by his Department since 2005; and at what cost.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 907W, on departmental consultants, what the job title is of...

      Fraud: Telephones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints regarding fraudulent schemes conducted by telephone Ofcom has received in each of the last 10 years.

      Gambling: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate he has made of the loss in revenue to the Exchequer consequent on illegal gambling in each of the last five years;...

      Parliamentary Questions: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he plans to answer Question 307583, on the reorganisation of Arts Council England, tabled on 14 December 2009.

      Radio Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to promote the provision of local radio services.

      Radio Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent assessment his Department has made of the effects on commercial radio stations of community radio advertising and sponsorship.

      Radio: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many community radio licences (a) were awarded and (b) ended in each month of the last five years.

      Radio: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what service criteria must be met by community radio stations in order to receive a radio licence.

      Radio: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he plans to bring forward proposals to remove the restrictions on community radio licence areas in respect of advertising and...

      Serpentine: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reasons the Serpentine has been closed to swimmers in January 2009; and if he will make a statement. [R]

      Serpentine: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on which occasions the Serpentine has been closed to swimmers due to icy conditions in the last 30 years.

      Serpentine: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reasons the Serpentine in Hyde Park has been closed to swimmers.

      Serpentine: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions the Serpentine in Hyde Park has been closed to swimmers since 1980.

      Sports and Culture: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of the planned 10,000 additional jobs in the sport and cultural sectors have been created; how much the Government has...

      Television: Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received on the likely effect on health of the relaxation of product placement rules in the context of...

      Televisions: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost to the public purse is of the provision of a free television licence.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tourists had a holiday in (a) the Vale of York, (b) North Yorkshire and (c) England in each of the last three years.

      Tourism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his latest estimate is of the number of (a) non-UK residents who took one or more holidays in the UK and (b) UK residents who...

      Tourism: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to encourage best practice among local authorities on the promotion of tourism.

      VisitBritain: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the percentage change in VisitBritain's total budget in real terms was in each of the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs who has been invited to the conference on Afghanistan which he announced in December; and where and when it will be held.

    • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 182W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 183W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 183W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 183W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 183W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Afghanistan: Reconstruction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 183W, on Afghanistan: reconstruction, what the purpose of the...

      Aminatou Haidar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Moroccan authorities against the (a) deportation from Western Sahara of Aminatou Haidar...

      Belarus: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 407W, on Belarus, whether his Department plans to provide...

      British Overseas Territories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many visits he has made to UK overseas territories in the last 12 months; and what the purpose was of each visit.

      Departmental Flags

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 951W, on departmental flags, whether any EU flags were...

      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.

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 954W, on Government hospitality: wines, what software...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 954W, on Government hospitality: wines, what the cost to the...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is providing to British citizens in Haiti following the recent earthquake in that country.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) documents and (b) other types of information held in electronic format at each level of security classification...

      Israel: Attorney General

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he was informed of the content of the speech made by the Attorney-General to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem on 5...

      Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, columns 1256-57W, on languages, whether more Dari and Pashto...

      Morocco: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the issue of Morocco's compliance with UN Security Council resolutions on a referendum on self-determination were raised...

      Nosratollah Tajik

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answers of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 205W, on Nosratollah Tajik, for what purpose officials in...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is providing in respect of the forthcoming parliamentary elections in Sri Lanka; and if he will...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what his most recent assessment is of levels of press freedom in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what arrangements have been made for the conference on Yemen which he recently announced.

      Yemen: 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 Yemen.

  • International Development

    • CDC

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make an assessment of the impact of the privatisation of CDC on achievement of his Department's development goals.

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      North Korea: Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development (1) what his most recent estimate is of the number of people in North Korea affected by food shortages and malnutrition; and if he...

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people are classed as key workers eligible for assistance with housing costs in Staffordshire.

    • Fires: Injuries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people rescued from fires by the fire service in each (a) fire brigade area and (b) region were (i) injured and (ii)...

      Government Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the level of compliance with the requirement to provide display energy certificates in Government...

      Government Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what percentage of Government buildings have a G rating in their display energy certificates; and if he will make a statement.

      Housing: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home information packs have been issued in the London borough of Bexley since their introduction.

      Housing: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of key workers resident in the London borough of Bexley who are eligible for assistance...

      Housing: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's policy is on the proposed construction of 2,750 homes in the vicinity of Lytchett Minster, Dorset under...

      Local Government: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the comprehensive area assessment results dataset for each local authority.

      Planning Inspectorate: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the potential revenue to accrue to the Planning Inspectorate from planning appeal charges in their...

      Regional Planning and Development: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish a timetable for making his response to the (a) consultation and (b) further environmental assessment...

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty homes there were in (a) private and (b) social housing stock in each London local authority in 2008-09; and...

      The London Plan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of his response to the Mayor of London's plan; and if he will make a statement.

  • Health

    • Baby Care Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance is provided to maternity units on the provision of resuscitation cover for those units by a (a) paediatrician and (b) midwife trained in...

    • Brain Injuries: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has discussed in the Council of Ministers the policy of other EU member states on prisoners with acquired brain injuries; and if he will...

      Bridlington and Scarborough Hospitals: Ambulance Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the effect on response times of ambulances travelling between Bridlington and Scarborough Hospital of snow and bad weather was in (a) December 2009...

      Cancer: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent by South Staffordshire Primary Care Trust on cancer services in 2009.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      Departmental Fines

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

      Departmental Internet

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

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the number of people who are in receipt of a direct payment.

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the number of people who are in receipt of an individual budget.

      Drugs: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in Preston are receiving treatment for drug addiction.

      General Practitioners: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many GP practices in the London borough of Bexley had extended opening hours in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will reverse the decision to discontinue the reciprocal health arrangements between the NHS and the Isle of Man with effect from 1 April 2010; and...

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from the Isle of Man Government on his Department's decision on the discontinuance of reciprocal health...

      Health Services: Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of young people were not given an initial physical and mental health assessment within five days of entering custody in 2009.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for out-patient operations in each year since 1997.

      Influenza: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were administered (a) swine influenza vaccines and (b) seasonal influenza vaccines by the Milton Keynes Primary Care Trust in 2008-09.

      Mental Health Services: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether steps have been taken to implement the new minimum target for the national health service of 14 days to transfer a prisoner with acute, severe...

      Mentally Ill: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to the recommendation of Lord Bradley's review of people with mental health problems or disabilities in the criminal...

      Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust: Hospital Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) mixed-sex and (b) single-sex wards there are in Mid Essex NHS Trust hospitals.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will establish an independent inquiry under the Inquiries Act 2005 into the operation of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.

      Midwives: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many full-time equivalent midwives were in post at each hospital providing maternity services in the South East in each of the last five years.

      Monitor: Directors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many paid directors are on the board of Monitor.

      Monitor: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the running costs of Monitor headquarters were in the latest year for which information is available.

      Monitor: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the chief executive of Monitor received in (a) salary and (b) expenses in the latest year for which information is available.

      NHS: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much each (a) primary care trust, (b) hospital trust and (c) mental health trust spent on early retirement for members of the trust board in...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his latest estimate is of the amount of money donated to NHS institutions through charitable giving.

      NHS: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent on interpreters in each of the last five years.

      NHS: South East

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

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010; and what estimate...

      Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which local authorities primarily purchase their social care services through (a) block and (b) spot purchasing; and if he will make a statement.

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations his Department has received on (a) prescription of statins and (b) the side effects of statins.

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the prescription of statins to (a) women, (b) men aged 55 and over and (c) patients with a 20 per cent. or...

      Statins

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been prescribed statins in each of the last 10 years.

      Supported Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on placing people in (a) sheltered accommodation and (b) accommodation with wardens.

      Surgery: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients have been funded by the NHS to be treated using the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System (a) in the private sector in England and...

      Surgery: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery Systems are established in the NHS.

      Surgery: Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has had discussions with (a) patient groups and (b) others on the applicability of the tariff for radiotherapy to...

      Swine Flu

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on preparations for a possible swine influenza pandemic in the last three years.

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the monetary value is of the NHS stock of swine influenza vaccine.

      Vauxhall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Vauxhall constituency, the effects on the constituency of changes to his...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what timetable has been established for the implementation of the boiler scrappage scheme; what homes will be eligible; and whether...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the proportion of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere which is directly attributable to human...

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change who the members were of the UK delegation to Copenhagen for the UN Climate Change Conference.

      Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the area of land in the UK which would be lost in circumstances in which sea levels rose by (a) 20...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse was of his Department's 'Bedtime Story' advertisements.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      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 which websites his Department's staff are blocked from accessing from departmental networked computers.

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many sessions of media training were organised for Ministers in his Department in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date.

      Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for how long public consultation on his Department's draft national policy statements for energy infrastructure will run.

      Energy: Infrastructure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on responding to complaints arising from consultations on draft national policy statements for energy infrastructure.

      Government Departments: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Government Departments have (a) applied for and (b) been awarded a grant to fund carbon saving initiatives.

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information the Met Office Hadley Centre uses to predict future temperature changes.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February...

      Rain Forests: Guyana

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what response the Government has made to the offer by the President of Guyana for the Government to take responsibility for that...

      Wind Farms: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what financial support his Department makes available for the development of (a) onshore and (b) offshore wind farms.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies: Sevenoaks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects to make a final decision on the proposed Academy for Sevenoaks.

    • Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what system his Department has in place to (a) monitor and (b) assess the performance of academy sponsors in improving the (i)...

      Academies: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's plans are for academy schools in the National Challenge category where fewer than 27 per cent. of pupils...

      Children: Barnsley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children there are with emotional, behavioural and social problems in Barnsley East and Mexborough constituency.

      Children: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he last met representatives of the True Colours Trust to discuss reducing levels of financial exclusion among disabled...

      Children's Rights Director of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons Ofsted does not publish the annual costs of the Office of the Children's Rights Director; and in respect of how...

      Children's Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding each unitary local authority allocated per head of population for children's services in 2009-10.

      Classroom Assistants: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time equivalent teaching assistants there were in schools in Preston in (a) 1997 and (b) on the latest date for...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) area and (b) estimated value is of (i) vacant and (ii) occupied office space (A) owned and (B) rented by his Department.

      Departmental Conferences

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

      Departmental Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many planned visits by Ministers in his Department within the UK were cancelled within 72 hours of the visit taking place in...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost was of maintaining his Department's website in the 2008-09 financial year; and what the forecast cost is of...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has allocated to research related to children and families in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11; and how much...

      Education: Staffordshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding has been allocated for capital expenditure on educational establishments in Staffordshire in (a) 2010 and...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) key stage 1, (b) key stage 2 and (c) key stage 3 pupils in each local authority are eligible for free school...

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children under the age of 16 years received free (a) primary and (b) secondary school lunches in (i) England, (ii)...

      Free School Meals: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in schools in Crewe and Nantwich constituency receive free school meals.

      GCSE: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in Crewe and Nantwich constituency obtained five or more A* to C GCSE grades in each academic year since 1997.

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils entitled to free school meals achieved five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in what proportion of schools in each decile of the index of multiple deprivation less than 30 per cent. of pupils obtained five...

      Headteachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to end the three hour limit on lesson observation by headteachers; and if he will make a statement.

      Health Education: Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps have been taken to inform children in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools about diabetes.

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether sex and relationships guidance issued under Section 403 of the Education Act 1996 would apply to the teaching of...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils who were (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals applied to (i) a...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost of establishing and maintaining an annual register of home-educated children.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the state of relations between home educators and local authorities.

      Home Education: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding he expects to be made available to support home educators in Coventry following the proposals made in the report...

      Parenting Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department has spent on Parents' Week in each year since it was established; (2) which (a) public, (b)...

      Pupil Exclusions: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 728W, on pupil exclusion: disadvantaged, what the equivalent...

      Pupil Exclusions: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils from (a) primary and (b) secondary schools were permanently excluded in (i) Leeds West constituency and (ii)...

      Pupil Referral Units: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per capita cost was of providing full-time education provision for a secondary school aged pupil in a pupil...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per student funding was of primary schools of (a) fewer than 50, (b) from 50 to 99, (c) from 100 to 199, (d)...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent per pupil in Preston in each year since 1997.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to encourage local authorities to publish the annual balances of individual schools in their areas.

      Schools: Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) whether he plans to review the respective roles of investigating officer and the chair of a board of governors in...

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, column 148W, on schools: finance, which local authorities are classed...

      Schools: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons Graham Badman was asked to undertake a review of National Challenge schools in Gloucestershire; and what the...

      Schools: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions Graham Badman has had with Gloucestershire County Council on National Challenge schools in the county.

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received on the new framework for inspections issued and implemented by Ofsted; and if he will...

      Schools: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have provided in respect of (a) computers and (b) information and...

      Schools: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent repairing schools in Preston in each year since 1997.

      Secondary Education: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what representations his Department has received from Coventry city council on the recommendations made in the report of the...

      Secondary Education: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many secondary schools have at least (a) three, (b) five and (c) 10 deputy headteachers; and if he will make a statement.

      Sixth Form Education: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether capital funding provided for school sixth form provision under the Building Schools for the Future programme is predicated...

      Vauxhall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Vauxhall constituency, the effects on the...

      Young Offenders: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how the funding provided by his Department under the Youth Crime Action Plan has been spent.

      Young People: Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of youth crime and anti social behaviour; and if he will make a statement.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills under what headings the Adult Safeguarded Learning budget for 2010-11 will be spent; and if he will make a statement.

    • Aimhigher Programme: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much money has been allocated to Aimhigher (a) directly from his Department, (b) via the Higher Education...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people completed an apprenticeship in each year since 1997.

      Apprentices: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the number of apprenticeships in (a) Staffordshire and (b)...

      Basic Skills

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what modifications there have been to skills courses relating to financial services funded by his Department as a...

      Basic Skills: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department and its predecessors have made available to improve adult (a) literacy and (b) numeracy...

      Building Colleges for the Future

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to announce which further education colleges will receive the £300 million for capital projects in...

      Business Links: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Leeds North West constituency have received a health check from Business Link.

      Business Links: Tamworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Tamworth constituency have received a health check from Business Link to date.

      Business: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to obtain support from small business start-up schemes...

      Business: Tamworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to obtain support from small business start-up schemes...

      Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for grants under the Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund have been...

      Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many grants have been distributed through the Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund to...

      Community Learning Champions Support Programme Development Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of (a) establishing and (b) administering in each of the...

      Copyright: EC Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on negotiations at EU level on the extension of copyright term limits.

      Degrees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many (a) animation and (b) design students have graduated with an honours degree from a university in...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills on what pay band his Department's chief information officer (CIO) is employed; whether the CIO is employed on a...

      Dietary Supplements: EC Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effects of EU Food Supplement Directive (2002/46/EC) in setting maximum...

      Foundation Degrees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students enrolled on a foundation degree course in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Furniture: Foam

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with the Office of Fair Trading on changes in the cost of foam supplied to furniture...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills under what headings the Further Education Development, Capacity and Quality budget for 2010-11 will be spent; and if...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the likely effect of a reduction in the length of undergraduate courses to two years...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much Higher Education Funding Council for England recurrent spending on widening participation is planned for 2010/11.

      Internet: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of correspondence between Ministers in his Department and (a) the...

      King's College London: Medicine

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many places the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) is funding on the extended medical degree...

      Learning and Skills Council for England

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Learning and Skills Council-funded capital projects relating to colleges originally planned to be completed...

      Paid Leave: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of Preston qualify for paid leave entitlements.

      Manufacturing Industries: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to safeguard manufacturing jobs in Leeds during the economic downturn.

      Maternity Leave: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what percentage of women resident in Preston have taken 26 weeks maternity leave since 1997.

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many requests from businesses for help from the Automotive Assistance Programme have been (a) received and (b)...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on the economy of the car scrappage scheme.

      Parental Leave

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people took (a) paternity and (b) maternity leave in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Regional Development Agencies: Recruitment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 988W, on regional development agencies:...

      Research: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress the Government have made in meeting its target to increase research and development spending to 2.5 per...

      Skills Councils: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills budget will be allocated to sector skills councils in (a)...

      Skills Councils: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding his Department plans to provide to sector skills councils other than funding from the budget of the UK...

      Supermarkets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the effect of the buying practices of larger supermarkets on (a) the ability of...

      Trade Agreements

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) discussions and (b) correspondence Ministers in his Department have had on the negotiation of a proposed...

      Train to Gain Programme: Lincolnshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid out in Train to Gain funding in North East Lincolnshire since the inception of that scheme.

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department expects to spend on adult skills other than through the Skills Funding Agency in 2010-11; and...

      Vocational Training: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) departmental spending and (b) annually managed expenditure will be incurred on (i) the Skills Funding...

      Vocational Training: West Midlands

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

      Working Hours: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of Preston have received a reduction in their working hours as a result of the reduction in the...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Currencies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effects of foreign currency liabilities of UK banks on (a) the public purse and (b) the UK economy.

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether expenditure in England on the boiler scrappage scheme will be subject to the Barnett formula and consequential funding made available for Wales.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the results from his Department's most recent staff survey; which organisation carried out the survey; and what...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) destination, (b) cost, (c) class of ticket purchased and (d) type of fare was for each flight taken by the Chief Secretary to the Treasury...

      Economic Situation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which five sectors of the economy contributed the (a) most and (b) least to the UK economy in each of the last five years.

      Financial Services: Qualifications

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information his Department holds on the likely length of time that would be required to complete the QCF Level 4 qualification for financial advisers...

      Gaming Machines and Lottery Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations (a) he and (b) HM Revenue and Customs have received on the separate definitions of a gaming machine and an automated lottery machine.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February 2010; and what estimate...

      Pension Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners his Department has contacted in relation to its pension credit tax back campaign; how many such pensioners have responded to that...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his Department's projections for overall departmental expenditure limits for the years (a) 2011-12, (b) 2012-13 and (c) 2013-14.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the amount of revenue to the public purse generated in England which is spent under the block grant system on (a) free care for the...

      Strategy and Delivery Units

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent officials were employed in the Prime Minister's (a) Strategy Unit and (b) Delivery Unit in each year since 2007; what the...

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a version of table 5.2 in chapter 5 of Budget 2009, HC 407, showing the number of persons with marginal deduction rates of (a) 60 per...

      Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 176W, on tax yields, when he expects the data relating to Pay as You Earn tax for (a)...

      Tax Yields

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people informed HM Revenue and Customs by 4 January 2010 of previously undeclared overseas income and gains under the most recent tax amnesty; and...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of the temporary reduction in the rate of value added tax on the economy during the recession.

      VAT: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate has been made of the additional revenue which will accrue to the Exchequer from (a) all alcohol sales and (b) beer sales in 2009-10 as a...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much was paid in interim or emergency payments of tax credits in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09; (2) how much has been...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Air Force transport and tanker aircraft are (a) more than 40 years old, (b) between 30 and 40 years old, (c) between 20 and 30 years old, (d)...

    • Armed Forces: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 5 January (WA 4) on the costs of United Kingdom military operations in certain countries, whether...

      Art Galleries: Grants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what grant was given to art galleries in London in 2007 and 2008; and how it was divided.

      Channel Tunnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to widen the access by other rail freight operators to the Channel Tunnel, in agreement with the existing operators and the Government of France.

      Civil Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 16 December 2009 (WA 233), how many civil servants were seconded to the private sector in the transport industries...

      Crime: Homicide

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have died since 1963 at the hands of persons previously convicted of homicide.

      Crown Dependencies: Defence Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have held with the Government of Guernsey about the voluntary contribution Guernsey may make to the costs of United Kingdom defence.

      Driving: Licences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will undertake a consultation on the effects of Commission Directive 2009/113/EC on the eligibility criteria for a United Kingdom driving licence.

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 16 December 2009 (WA 236-7), what were the differences between the Hampton Implementation Review of the Human...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the context of their overview of the current state of the scientific evidence worldwide for and against the fluoridation of water supplies, what are the journal...

      Government Departments: Bonuses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government for each of the last three years for which figures are available, how many people were eligible for performance bonuses and special bonuses in the...

      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...

      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...

      Houses of Parliament: State Opening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to (a) the Ministry of Defence, and (b) the police, of the State Opening of Parliament on 18 November.

      Houses of Parliament: State Opening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of removing and replacing the steel barriers in Old Palace Yard in order to allow access for the Sovereign's procession at the State Opening of...

      Houses of Parliament: State Opening

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have consulted the appropriate local authorities on the impact on traffic flows in Westminster and Lambeth of closing Old Palace Yard for the State...

      Housing: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will fund the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder projects for the remainder of the 15-year investment period announced when the projects were set up in...

      Housing: Letting Agents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are a considering a comprehensive scheme for the registration of letting agents of residential property in England and Wales.

      Housing: Private Landlords

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are considering a comprehensive scheme for the registration of private landlords of residential property in England and Wales.

      Immigration: Tinsley House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken in response to the report of unprofessional conduct by some overseas escort contractors noted by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in her...

      Immigration: Tinsley House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single women are held at Tinsley House immigration removal centre; and what changes they have brought in since HM Chief Inspector of Prisons noted that...

      Immigration: Tinsley House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in light of the conclusion by HM Chief Inspector of Prisons in her report on Tinsley House immigration removal centre that apparently unnecessary force had been...

      Immigration: Tinsley House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether child protection arrangements have been developed at Tinsley House immigration removal centre.

      Local Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether "double devolution" of power from central government to local government to local people remains part of their policy programme; and, if so, what steps...

      Local Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have set an upper limit on (a) geographical size, or (b) population, before a local authority ceases to be "local"; and, if so, what those limits are.

      Local Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which public services provided under statute by local authorities they do not consider to be "core services" which should be protected from spending cuts.

      Local Government: Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the findings of the Total Place pilots that 5 per cent of spending on public services is discretionary spending by local...

      Mountain Rescue

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will compensate the mountain rescue teams which have supported local authorities during recent extreme weather conditions, including floods, snow and...

      NHS: Purchasing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how best practice for procurement is encouraged in the National Health Service.

      NHS: Purchasing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the annual total level of NHS spending on medical supplies and equipment.

      NHS: Purchasing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the planned expenditure on NHS medical supplies and equipment in each year from 2011 to 2014.

      NHS: Purchasing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the DHL contract for supply and delivery of NHS medical supplies and equipment is being evaluated.

      Olympic Games 2012: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what objectives they have for the legacy of the 2012 London Olympic Games for Northern Ireland.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have in place arrangements to enable them to exchange with the authorities of the United States and member states of the European Union details of...

      Public Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they make appointments to public bodies only on the basis of merit and capacity.

      Roads: Advertising Hoardings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what planning permissions for advertising hoardings and product showrooms beside major roads were granted in 2009; and whether the potential distractions caused by...

      Roads: Verges and Waysides

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to the Highways Agency and local authorities on the maintenance of highway verges and waysides for (a) use by people walking and riding...

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 5 January (WA 80), under what legal powers the Royal Navy seized arms, fuel, skiffs, ladders and...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their stance on the proposal that the European Commission may increase the size of heavy goods vehicles permitted on trunk roads.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the authority and operations of the UK Border Agency extend to the Crown dependencies.

      UK Border Agency: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom-based UK Border Agency staff work outside the United Kingdom; and in which countries.

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