Written answers

Friday, 29 January 2010

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House what average time her Office took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day in the last 12 months.

  • Scotland

    • Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the cross-border provision of winter road salt supplies; and on what dates.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children were living in poverty in Salford in each year since 1993; and what the percentage change in this figure was...

    • Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what measures are in place to ensure that assessments of risk to children undertaken by local authorities assess all close family...

      Children's Centres: Eltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department has allocated in respect of children's centres in Eltham constituency since their introduction.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: Cornwall

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the total cost was of bonuses paid through the education maintenance allowance for submitting course work on time in (a)...

      Extra-curricular Activities: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding was allocated for the provision of extra-curricular activities in schools in (a) the South West and (b) Torbay...

      Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding he plans to allocate to the new support activities for families referred to in Chapter six of his Department's Green...

      Family Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding was provided through the Family Fund in each of the last five years; what assessment he has made of the level of...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he expects to reply to the letter dated 24 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to...

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish the curriculum vitae of the head of the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit.

      Non-Formal Learning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what recent assessment his Department has made of the merits of non-formal learning; and if he will make a statement; (2)...

      Social Services: Haringey

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates his Department received drafts of Ofsted reports into Haringey children's services in November and December 2008.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Stationery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department has spent on stationery in each of the last five years.

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics when she expects the London Secure Communications Network to be fully implemented.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what targets her Department has set for local authorities on the (a) administration and (b) collection of housing benefit.

    • Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of asbestos-related mesothelioma have been recorded in London in the last 10 years.

      Mesothelioma: Death Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many death certificates mentioning mesothelioma as (a) primary cause of death and (b) secondary cause of death have been issued in each...

  • Transport

    • Bus Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) which guided busways are in service in each local authority area; on what date each commenced operations; and what the length of each...

    • Cycling: Helmets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the safety case for children to wear cycle helmets.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its agencies; how...

      Motorways: Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what modelling the Government has done on the use of hard shoulder running; and if he will place a copy in the Library of the outcomes of...

      Official Cars: Diesel Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what percentage of the Government Car and Dispatch Agency's diesel-powered vehicles are fitted with diesel particulate filters.

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what he estimates the cost to the public purse will be in 2010 of removal from train operating companies of the individual ticket price...

      Railways: Kent

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what financial penalties apply in respect of each franchised train operating company serving Kent when scheduled trains (a) are cancelled...

      Rapid Transit Systems: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which body has responsibility for (a) investigating accidents causing (i) injuries and (ii) fatalities on guided busways and (b) making...

      Roads: Lighting

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has contributed to funding for the renewal of street lighting in each year since 1997; what guidance his Department...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what criteria were used to determine the distribution of salt during the recent severe weather conditions; and if he will make a statement.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many snow ploughs provided by his Department were in operation in Milton Keynes in December 2009 and January 2010.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with local authorities in England on the sharing of road salt supplies so as to ensure that the areas...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Solicitor-General how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in the Law Officers' Departments in each year since 2003.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Bosnia and Herzegovina

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on the EU's military presence in Bosnia and Herzegovina; and if he will make a statement.

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much consultants employed by his Department and its agencies have been paid (a) in total and (b) in reimbursable expenses...

      Iraq: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the quantity of oil exported from Iraq in each of the last 10 years.

      Overseas Residence: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Spanish authorities seek payment from the Government in respect of the costs of imprisonment in Spain of British...

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether his Department has purchased ADE-651 bomb detectors from ATSC; (2) whether the ADE-651 bomb detector has been used to screen vehicles at...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many families have been evicted from service family accommodation in each of the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many houses owned by his Department were rated as grade (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3 and (d) 4 in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 203W, on armed forces: housing, how many requests for repair call outs were made in...

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what meetings he has had with representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment on the development of new facilities at Aldermaston in the last 12 months.

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on Atomic Weapons Establishment facilities at Aldermaston in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sell information on a commercial basis to (i)...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has allocated for the (a) procurement, (b) maintenance, (c) compliance testing and (d) security of information technology...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on information technology in the last three financial years; how much of this was spent on (a) software development and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department expects to spend on research and development, excluding expenditure from the science, innovation and technology budgets, in (a)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on research and development, excluding expenditure from the science, innovation and technology budget, in the financial...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department in providing logistical support to the emergency services in Haiti following the recent earthquake.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether a final decision has been made on the procurement of the Boeing RC-135 to replace the Nimrod R.1.

      Military Aircraft: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with BAE Systems on the procurement of a successor to the Nimrod R1; and when he last met representatives of BAE...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which ships of the Royal Navy are deployed on operations at sea; and where each is deployed.

      Radioactive Materials: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2010, Official Report, columns 17-18W, on radioactive materials: imports, what the provisions are of the strict...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question (a) 310011, (b) 310012 and (c) 310013 on Milngavie reservoir, tabled on 6 January 2010.

  • Justice

    • Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of (a) domestic burglary and (b) drug offences in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and...

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what average time his Department took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day in the last 12 months.

      Fines: Surcharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much he expects to be raised from the victims surcharge in each of the next five years.

      Offenders: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many foreign nationals were charged with a criminal offence in each year since 2005.

      Prisons: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many hours on average were worked by prisoners in prisons in the latest period for which figures are available; and how much remuneration on average...

      Prosecutions: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been prosecuted for non-payment of council tax in each local authority area in each of the last 10 years.

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to 18 January 2010; and if he...

      Streatham

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

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to answer Question 300893, on departmental pay, tabled on 18 November 2009.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when he next plans to raise in the Council of Ministers the subject of long distance transportation of horses to...

    • Photography: Environment Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects on the photography industry of non-remunerated photography contracts issued by the...

      Rodents: Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the answer of 16 June 2009, Official Report, column 156W, on rodents, whether his Department has reviewed...

      Sewers: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent assessment is of progress in the transfer of private drains to water companies in 2011; and if he will...

  • Prime Minister

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Prime Minister what average time he took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day in the last 12 months.

    • President of the European Council

      To ask the Prime Minister what matters were (a) discussed and (b) agreed upon in his meeting on 19 January with the President of the Council of the European Union.

      WMD Intelligence Review Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister which recommendations made by the report of the committee investigating the use of intelligence on Iraq chaired by Lord Butler accepted by the Government have been...

  • Home Department

    • Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects his Department to publish figures on occurrences of anti-Semitic incidents.

    • Assaults on Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers have been assaulted in each of the last 10 years.

      Asylum: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated amount was of (a) support costs, (b) administration costs, (c) housing costs, (d) legal costs, (e) deportation costs...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) original planned and (b) current estimated budget is of the e-Borders Programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Crime: Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps an individual who has been subject to (a) a phishing attack, (b) installation of malware or adware and (c) other interference...

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) his Department and (b) its agencies plan to sign up to the 10:10 campaign to reduce carbon dioxide emissions in 2010.

      Driving Offences: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much revenue was raised through fines consequent on (a) parking, (b) speeding and (c) other driving offences in each year since 2005.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letters from the hon. Member for Edinburgh West of 15 July, 17 September and 14 October 2009 on his...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 5 October 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton on Miss Prisla Joy Kalva.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 10 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester Gorton with regard to Mr Ali Hosseni.

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners have been removed from the UK since 1 January 2009.

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent consideration he has given to allowing British citizens resident in (a) the European Union and (b) Switzerland to submit...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been questioned and been (a) cautioned and (b) subsequently prosecuted in relation to terrorism offences in (i) Ribble...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested under anti-terrorism legislation have subsequently been extradited in each of the five years.

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people convicted of offences under anti-terrorism legislation have been released on (a) automatic unconditional release. (b)...

      Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people convicted of offences under anti-terrorism legislation are serving custodial sentences.

      Visas and Exclusion Orders: Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the UK's list of persons who (a) have been refused a visa for admission into the UK and (b) are to be denied travel to the UK is...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the monetary value of bond issues across all sectors requiring refinancing in (a) 2010-11 and...

    • Business: Staffordshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital has been supplied to small businesses in Staffordshire through the Government's Enterprise Investment...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the average delay in processing of student grant applications for academic...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's list of (a) deployable civilian experts and (b) members of the Civil...

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will place in the Library a copy of the job description of each of his Department's officials involved in managing the...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 414W, on people trafficking, to what overseas projects and...

      Stabilisation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many staff of his Department's Stabilisation Unit are employed to manage that Unit's database of (a) deployable civilian experts...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will ensure that the Comprehensive Area Assessment Oneplace website includes data on the frequency of collection of...

    • Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Chorley constituency as possible, the effect on that...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority has received in fines relating to late payment of council tax in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether (a) agencies and (b) non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sell information on a...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how many non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2010, Official Report, columns 769-70W, on Departmental written questions, what mechanisms...

      Doncaster Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects the Audit Commission to publish the findings of its corporate governance inspection of Doncaster Council.

      Mortgages: Repossession Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's consultation document, "Lender repossession of residential property: protection of tenants",...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hereditaments in England he expects to claim small business rate relief in 2009-10.

      Non-domestic Rates: Fines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority has collected in fines relating to late payment of business rates in each of the last 10 years.

      Non-domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many supermarket petrol retail outlets have been notified that their rateable value (a) has been reduced, (b) remains...

      Shops: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. member for Meriden of 15 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1073-4W, on shops:...

      Southend Airport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons he issued an Article 14 direction with regard to the proposed runway extension at London Southend Airport.

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1512W, on travelling people: caravan sites, what...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what targets (a) her Department and (b) the Government Communication Group have for the time to (i) acknowledge and (ii) provide a substantive reply to...

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many employees in (a) her Department and (b) its agency are in transition prior to being managed out; how long on average the transition window...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) meetings and (b) other contacts (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in her Department have had with (A) Niall Fitzgerald, (B) Keith Craig, (C)...

      Government Communications: Political Parties

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Permanent Secretary for Government Communications has issued advice to political parties on the use of the (a) Real Help Now and (b)...

      Hakluyt

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 5 November 2009, Official Report, columns 1228W, on Hakluyt, what contacts Ministers in her Department have had with...

      Power of Information Taskforce

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which recommendations in the Power of Information Taskforce Report have been (a) rejected, (b) fully implemented and (c) partly implemented.

      Third Sector: Cheques

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what discussions she has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer of the likely effect on third sector organisations of proposals to phase out the...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Iceland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations (a) he and (b) his officials have received from the Icelandic government since 5 January 2010 regarding the renegotiation of terms to...

    • Chorley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Chorley constituency as possible, the effect on that constituency of the policies of...

      Civil Service: Location

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the suitability of the West Midlands as an area to which civil service posts could be relocated.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what average time his Department took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day in the last 12 months.

      Economic Situation: Portsmouth

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the recession on the economy in Portsmouth South constituency; and if he will make a statement.

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what checks are carried out by HM Revenue and Customs to ensure alcoholic goods have been correctly exported before duty is repaid.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what mechanism is in place to monitor the movement of beer under duty suspension to the EU.

      Government Departments: Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 21 July 2009, Official Report, column 1353W, on public sector: hospitality, if he will place in the Library a full copy of...

      Government Departments: Procurement

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much and what proportion of Government expenditure on goods and services was directed through framework agreements drawn up with the assistance of the...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Government's policy that public sector posts over £150,000 will require his Department's explicit approval will apply to local government...

      Non-domestic Rates: Aerials

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 779W, on non-domestic rates, how many mobile telephone masts in each local authority...

      Smuggling: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what quantity of illegal (a) cigarettes, (b) spirits, (c) diesel, (d) petrol and (e) counterfeit goods was recovered in Northern Ireland in each of the...

      Valuation Office: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average time was for the Valuation Office Agency to (a) respond substantively to a Freedom of Information Act 2000 request and (b) complete an...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 577W, on abortion, how many abortions there were in women aged (a) under 20, (b)...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for people with an alcohol addiction for an appointment with a psychiatric nurse (a) nationally and (b) in each region...

      Brain Aneurysms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the NHS has made of the effectiveness of coiling treatments for brain aneurysms.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS of treating non-UK residents for cancer was in (a) the latest period for which figures are available and (b) each of the last...

      Chlamydia: Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what targets were set by his Department for testing under 25 year-olds for chlamydia under the National Chlamydia Screening Programme (a) nationally,...

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 471W, on contraceptives: health education, what the main areas of estimated advertising...

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons he commissioned the production of polling data on people's attitudes to pornography to inform his Department's campaign on contraception,...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average time his Department took to answer questions for (a) ordinary written answer and (b) written answer on a named day in the last 12 months.

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people had been diagnosed with diabetes (a) nationally, (b) in each region and (c) in each primary care trust in London...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) male and (b) female prisoners aged under 18 years are (i) undergoing detoxification programmes and (ii) receiving a maintenance...

      Eileen Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which payments made by his Department to the Eileen Trust in the last five years (a) constituted (i) an ex-gratia payment and (ii) an admittance of...

      Genito-urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 245W, on contraceptives, whether he has published the sexual health...

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) for what reasons a UK military pension paid to a resident of the Isle of Man will not be deemed to be a UK state pension for the purpose of...

      Health Services: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by the North East strategic health authority on each of the priorities set out by its clinical innovation team in its...

      Health Visitors: Devon

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

      Health: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research he has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the correlation between trends in the level of unemployment and trends in the level of...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many procedures planned by each NHS trust were cancelled for non-clinical reasons on or after the day of admission in the latest period for which...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) in-patient and (b) day case activities were not undertaken because the patient did not attend in the latest period...

      Hospitals: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what meetings (a) he and (b) Ministers and officials in his Department have held with NHS staff in London in 2009-10 to discuss (i) reviews of the acute...

      Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the oral answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 552, on the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, (1) if he will...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his timetable is for the introduction of proposals for regulation of counselling and psychotherapy.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the primary care trust gross expenditure was in each programme budgeting category (a) nationally, (b) in each region and (c) in each primary care...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which medical categories fall within the programme budgeting category entitled 'Other' used to categorise primary care trust programme budgeting...

      Orthopaedics: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many orthopaedic surgeons have been employed by the NHS in (a) England and (b) Gloucestershire in each of the last 10 years.

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