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Written answers

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

  • Wales

    • Departmental Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many (a) empty and (b) occupied residential properties his Department owns; and what recent estimate he has made of the (i) potential annual rental...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Electoral Register: Standards

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission which local authorities have yet to implement all three performance standard...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many reports or papers have been produced or commissioned by the Scotland Office since 2007; and what the (a) cost, (b) subject matter and (c)...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) serving and (b) former members of the (i) Police Service of Northern Ireland, (ii) Royal Irish Regiment and (iii) Northern...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Basketball: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department has provided for (a) existing and (b) new facilities for basketball in (i) primary schools, (ii) secondary...

    • Cultural Heritage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on its UK world heritage policy in each of the last five years; and how many of his Department's staff...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agency to pay invoices from (i) small...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agency managed out in the last five years who...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans his Department has to prepare people for the FM radio switch off in 2015.

      English Heritage: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been spent on (a) administration and (b) staffing costs of the English Heritage free educational visits scheme in each...

      English Heritage: Educational Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free educational visits to English Heritage sites there have been in each year since the scheme's inception.

      Museums and Galleries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free visits to museums and art galleries funded from the public purse there were in (a) 2001-02 and (b) 2003-04.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many public libraries (a) opened and (b) closed in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Recreation Spaces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the detailed assumptions and calculations are behind the total key monetised (a) costs and (b) benefits cited in his Department's...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of Sport England's (a) grant-in-aid and (b) lottery funding has been spent on operating costs in each of...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of UK Sport's (a) grant-in-aid and (b) lottery funding has been allocated to sports governing bodies in...

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much and what proportion of Sport England's (a) grant-in-aid and (b) lottery funding has been allocated to sports governing bodies...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • British Waterways Board and Environment Agency: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what plans (a) British Waterways and (b) the Environment Agency has to reduce its budget deficit.

    • Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on options to dispose of waste that cannot be recycled.

      Elephants: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of Tanzania on its proposals on the listing of the African Elephant at the...

      Environment Agency: Photography

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions he has had with the Environment Agency on its decision no longer to offer payment to photographers whose...

      Floods: Banbury

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to announce the start date of the public inquiry into the Banbury flood defence scheme.

      Horses: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information his Department holds on levels of compliance in other EU member states with the requirements of EU...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment has been made of the state of each of the structures maintained by British Waterways.

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to how many canal restorations British Waterways has contributed in the last 12 months.

      Natural England: Crewe

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the running costs were of the Natural England office in Crewe in the last 12 months; how many staff at each grade...

      Nuclear Sites: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment his Department has made of the effects on surrounding (a) coastlines and (b) coastal communities of sea...

      Rights of Way

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases he has considered under paragraph (a) 3 and (b) 4 of Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 in...

      Waste Management: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of financial viability of private finance initiative schemes for waste treatment plants;...

  • Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many aeroplanes of each (a) type and (b) maximum takeoff weight departed from UK airports in 2009.

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what categories of air passenger will be exempt from full body scans when departing from UK airports.

      Chorley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Chorley constituency as possible, the effect on that constituency of...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what category of driving licence will be needed to drive a steam engine or steam lorry on the public highway when EU Directive 2006/126/EC...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many people paid their vehicle excise duty online in each of the last three years.

      Parking Attendants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on the employment of traffic wardens.

      Parking: Public Holidays

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department provided to local authorities on whether Saturday 26 December 2010 should be deemed to be a Saturday or a...

      Planning Permission: Merseyside

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to receive the Planning Inspectorate's report on the Mersey Gateway inquiry.

      Public Transport: Tickets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the level of savings to his Department of the cancellation of the implementation of smart cards.

      Roads: Salt

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many tonnes of salt are held by each local authority in England.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department issues on the minimum amount of grit to be spread on roads in icy conditions.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost of repairs to roads following damage incurred during recent severe weather in (a) England, (b) West...

      Slough

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough of the...

      Streatham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Streatham constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

      Vauxhall

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Vauxhall constituency, the effects on the constituency of...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Nuclear Power Stations: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on how many occasions since 2006 air exclusion zones around licensed nuclear installations have been breached; what action was taken in...

    • Coal Gasification

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely contribution of coal gasification to UK energy needs; and if he will make a statement.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the potential financial contribution to the UK economy of the micro-combined heat and power industry.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many performance reviews were undertaken in respect of staff of his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Energy: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps (a) he and (b) Ofgem have taken to ensure that energy supplies provide fair payment terms to small businesses.

      Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 401W, on fuel poverty, when the definition of fuel poverty was last...

      Fuel Poverty: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) the Chelmsford local authority area have received assistance from his...

      Fuel Poverty: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households were in fuel poverty in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) the Chelmsford local authority area in (i) 2003...

      Fuel Poverty: Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of households in (a) Ashford constituency and (b) Kent which (i) were in fuel poverty in the...

      Nuclear Power: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost was of holding the public meeting on his Department's document on nuclear justification held at the Marriott Hotel,...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage renewable energy; and if he will make a statement.

      Snow and Ice

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

      Warm Front Scheme: Chelmsford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many domestic properties in (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) the Chelmsford local authority area have received insulation...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the installed capacity is of the UK's (a) off- and (b) on-shore wind turbines.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the daily load factors were at each (a) offshore and (b) onshore wind farm site around the UK in each of the first two weeks of...

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many licensees were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of selling alcohol to under age persons in each year since 1997.

    • Antisocial Behaviour: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department has provided to tackle antisocial behaviour in Milton Keynes in each of the last three years.

      Antisocial Behaviour: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) anti-social behaviour orders, (b) parenting orders and (c) curfew orders have been issued in each local authority in Tyne and...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violence against the person without injury have been recorded by each police force in each quarter since April 2006.

      Crimes of Violence: Bookmakers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent attacks on racecourse bookmakers travelling to and from racecourses have been recorded in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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...

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many DNA records obtained by the police since 1997 have not been loaded on to the National DNA Database; and if he will make a statement.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of names attached to records on the National DNA Database which (a) are mis-spelled and (b)...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people arrested for a trafficking offence were (a) cautioned, (b) convicted, (c) subsequently charged with a different crime,...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many deposit-taking institutions reported possible money laundering offences to the National Criminal Intelligence Service in each year...

      Opium

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many sites and over how many hectares the illegal growing of opium poppies was discovered in each year since 1997; and in which...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many and what proportion of appeals to the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) against police investigations of...

      Proceeds of Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether a privacy impact assessment was undertaken in respect of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (References to Financial Investigators)...

      Rape: Victim Support Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on establishing rape crisis centres in London since May 2008; and how many such centres have been opened.

      Robbery

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many recorded incidents of robbery there were (a) in total and (b) per head in Milton Keynes in each of the last five years.

      Shellfish: Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Government plan to replace arrangements for the safety testing of shellfish with alternatives which do not require testing on animals.

      Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria apply in the selection of candidates to become (a) a special constable and (b) a police community support officer.

      Special Constables and Police Community Support Officers: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether time spent (a) living abroad and (b) abroad as part of a modern languages degree course at a UK university counts against a...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of personnel deployed to Afghanistan in the current deployment undertook individual reinforcement training rather than full...

    • Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information is made available to the service personnel and Veterans Agency on individuals appearing before a medical discharge board; and if he will...

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he next plans to review the operation of the medical discharge system for members of the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel with each diagnosed condition each service medical board of survey (a) discharged and (b) retained in a reduced medical category in...

      Armed Forces: Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements for the provision of libraries to the armed forces are required under Queen's Regulations; and what Library services are provided.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs formerly undertaken by staff of his Department have been outsourced to external companies in each of the last five years; and to which...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies are in transition prior to being managed out; how long on average the transition...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for how many non-departmental bodies his Department is responsible.

      Ex-servicemen: Elderly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate has he made of the number of former service personnel resident in the UK who are over the age of (a) 65 and (b) 80 years.

      Ex-servicemen: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of former service personnel who have been diagnosed with service-related injuries or long-term illnesses in each...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his predecessor had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer between 2002 and 2004 on the availability of funding for the purchase of...

      Military Bases: Colchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to declare any part of Middlewick Ranges, Colchester Garrison, surplus to military requirements.

      Military Bases: Fremington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans his Department has for the future of Fremington Army Camp.

      Military Bases: Fremington

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will hold discussions with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and the North Devon district council on the feasibility of...

      Ministry of Defence Police: Ministry of Defence Guarding Service Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons he plans to separate the Ministry of Defence Police from the Ministry of Defence Guarding Service Agency; and if he will make a statement.

      Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest assessment is of the balance of naval power in the (a) Indian Ocean and (b) Pacific Ocean.

      Royal Hospital Haslar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence at what price was the Royal Hospital Haslar site sold and to whom; what the acreage of the site sold is; how many houses, flats and other buildings are...

      Royal Hospital Haslar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2010, Official Report, column 16W, on Haslar hospital, how much Our Enterprise (Haslar) Ltd. paid for Haslar hospital.

      Royal Hospital Haslar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates Ministers met representatives of the organisation Our Enterprise to discuss the future of Haslar Hospital.

      Somalia: Piracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost has been to date of operating the Northwood HQ in support of Operation Atalanta; and how much of that cost has been paid by (a) the UK,...

      Trident Submarines: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent by his Department on the Initial Gate for replacing Trident nuclear submarines.

  • Treasury

    • Financial Services: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to improve arrangements for regulation of the financial services sector.

    • Maintaining Demand

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he plans to take to maintain the level of demand in the economy in the next 12 months.

      Credit Availability

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the banking sector on the availability of credit.

      Equitable Life

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on compensation of Equitable Life policyholders; and if he will make a statement.

      Fiscal Support: Families

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what fiscal measures he plans to introduce to support families in the next 12 months.

      Banks: Regulation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will (a) take steps to establish a ring-fenced fund in each bank in receipt of public funds to provide financial support to the manufacturing sector...

      Child Tax Credit

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in each (a) region and (b) parliamentary constituency are in receipt of child tax credits; and how many such households have an income of...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in each (a) region and (b) parliamentary constituency have a child trust fund; and how many such households have an annual income of...

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families with at least one disabled child have received a child trust fund payment.

      Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what average payment has been made into child trust fund accounts by parents in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and...

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for how many non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of beer sold in the UK without the payment of value added tax and excise duty; (2) what...

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 6WS, on the Draft Code for Fiscal Stability, what definition of...

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the system of income tax allowances.

      Income Tax: Tax Rates and Bands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer of reintroducing the 10 pence rate of income tax on the first £2,000 of taxable income in each...

      Inheritance Tax: Eltham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many estates in Eltham constituency paid inheritance tax in each of the last five years; (2) how many estates in Eltham constituency would have...

      Lehman Brothers: Insolvency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps he has taken to support the claim of UK-based creditors against the US parent company of Lehman Brothers.

      National Debt

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the present and future level of the UK budget deficit compared to other G20 economies; and if he will make a statement.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many P14 returns had to be processed manually in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009; (2) what criteria are used to define a...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what plans there are to outsource welfare support for staff of HM Revenue and Customs; (2) what assessment his Department has made of the value for...

      Smuggling: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the loss of revenue to the Exchequer resulting from illicit alcohol sales in the last 12 months.

      Smuggling: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of illegal trading in (i) cigarettes, (ii) spirits, (iii) diesel, (iv) petrol and (v) counterfeit...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate (a) the number and monetary value of cigarettes and (b) quantity of hand-rolled tobacco HM Revenue and Customs seized in each region...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Bexley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints have been made against the Tax Credits Office by residents in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.

  • Health

    • Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the Prime Minister's press conference of 25 January 2010, what steps he plans to take to ensure full investigation of RoActemra.

    • Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish the Adult Autism Strategy.

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps will be taken to ensure that the Autism Strategy meets the criteria and recommendations contained in the National Audit Office's report...

      Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what level of (a) training and (b) qualifications will be required by professionals working with adults with autism in the forthcoming Adult Autism Strategy.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the survival rate was of cancer patients aged (a) under 75 years old and (b) 75 years and older, of each cancer type (i) nationally, (ii) in each...

      Chapel Allerton Hospital: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed at Chapel Allerton Hospital, Leeds in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009.

      Chorley

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

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to the report for the Minister of State for Care Services on the use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia, what...

      Dementia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the report for the Minister of State for Care Services on the use of antipsychotic medication for people with dementia, what steps his...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many primary care trusts are expected to meet the target of providing access to NHS dentistry to all patients who are seeking it by March 2011;...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies to pay invoices from (i) small and medium-sized...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the travel guidance issued to staff of each of his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Health Services: Armenia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) Armenian nationals treated by the NHS and (b) UK nationals treated in Armenia under reciprocal healthcare...

      Healthier Food Mark

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department has spent on the Healthier Food Mark scheme; and how much it has paid to Deloitte for its evaluation of the pilot stage of...

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which constituencies the Personal Care at Home Bill engagement events will be held.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of versions 1 to 8 of the impact assessment for the Personal Care at Home Bill.

      Hospital Wards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many single rooms there will be in new hospitals opening in 2010; and how many there are in hospitals which they are to replace.

      In Vitro Fertilisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department provides to primary care trusts on whether they should fund IVF treatment in cases where a husband or partner has a child or...

      Kidney Patients: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will take steps to (a) increase the level of monitoring of NHS performance on the diagnosis and treatment of acute kidney injury and (b)...

      Lung Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to the NHS was of treating non-UK residents for lung disease in each of the last five years.

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much was spent on public relations at Musgrove Park hospital, Taunton in the last 12 months; (2) how many staff are employed in the public...

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people (a) contracted and (b) died from (i) MRSA and (ii) clostridium difficile infection at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in the last 12 months.

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many attacks on staff there have been at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in the last 12 months.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS walk-in centres there were in (a) England, (b) Merseyside and (c) Cheshire in each year since 1997.

      NHS Walk-in Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for how many hours on average each day NHS walk-in centres are open.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will make an assessment of the effects of the guidance issued to primary care trusts (PCTs) on the processes for local decision-making about...

      NHS: Executives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many female chief executives of NHS hospital trusts there were in (a) 1997, (b) 2001 and (c) 2009.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses qualified in each of the last five years.

      Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 9 November 2009, Official Report, column 128W, on nutrition, if he will ensure that his Department's response to the...

      Obesity: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency has issued instructions to doctors to cease prescribing the anti-obesity drug...

      Social Services: Vulnerable Adults

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's response to its consultation on strengthening protection for vulnerable adults of 19 January 2010, when he plans to...

      St. James Hospital Leeds: Oncology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost was of establishing the Regional Oncology Centre at St. James's University Hospital.

      Wheelchairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to undertake a review of wheelchair services in England; and if he will make a statement.

  • International Development

    • Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development for how many non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible.

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will publish the travel guidance issued to staff of the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK.

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what discussions he has had with his international counterparts in respect of the sanitation of camps for displaced persons in Haiti.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made representations to the government of Colombia on reports of its treatment of representatives of (a) trade...

    • Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the government of Colombia on the case of the trade union representative, Alirio Garcia.

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the operation of the justice system in Colombia.

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 585W, what revisions he has made to his Department's...

      Departmental Health and Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 21 January 2010, Official Report, column 486W, on departmental health and safety, if he will place in...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff his Department employs in each of the UK's overseas territories.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department are serving as heads of mission overseas.

      Departmental NDPBs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs for how many non-departmental public bodies his Department is responsible.

      Kazakhstan: Overseas Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports of corruption in business transactions between the UK and Kazakhstan.

      Middle East: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to vote in favour of the endorsement of the report of the UN Fact Finding Mission on the Gaza...

      Overseas Residence: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens are (a) detained abroad awaiting trial and (b) detained abroad in violation of Article 9 of the...

      Peru: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his Peruvian counterpart on Peru's adherence to the United Nations General Assembly's...

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what changes the UK is seeking in the composition of the UN Security Council.

      United Nations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the UK's objectives are for reform of the United Nations.

      Venezuela: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political and economic stability of Venezuela and its role in the region.

  • Solicitor-General

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Development: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps the Government has taken in respect of community safety in Coventry in the last 12 months.

    • Community Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's press release of 14 October 2009, on connecting communities, what criteria were used to...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many performance reviews were undertaken in respect of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his Department's timetable is for the production of its staff handbook in an alternative electronic format that can be...

      Deprivation Indicators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to publish the next Index of Multiple Deprivation.

      Floods: Cumbria

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make an estimate of the irrecoverable financial losses incurred by local authorities consequent on the Cumbria floods...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department plans to take to assist arm's length management organisations to raise finance for renovation work on...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has given to (a) local authorities and (b) regional assemblies on opening offices overseas.

      Local Government: Assets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have (a) sold community assets to social enterprise or third sector organisations and (b) taken...

      Local Government: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's press release of 26 August 2008 on redress, what plans he has to require local authorities to...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what legal costs his Department incurred in respect of each completed judicial review on local government restructuring.

      Local Government: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to announce his decision in respect of bids selected by the Local Government Association in its role as Selector...

      Local Strategic Partnerships: Members

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department provides on the role of hon. Members as members of (a) local strategic partnerships and (b)...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of business rate revenue was raised from the (a) local and (b) central rating list in each the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will take steps to ensure that petrol filling stations in rural areas are not adversely affected as a result of the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Lifeboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether lifeboat stations are eligible for business rate relief.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, columns 66-67WA, on Department...

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the outcomes have been of the work of his Department's social enterprise unit since its inception.

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many social enterprises have received assistance from his Department's social enterprise unit; and if he will make a statement.

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much and what proportion of its budget his Department has allocated for assistance to social enterprises in the next three years.

      Non-Profit Making Associations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department's social enterprise unit has provided to (a) local authorities, (b) regional development agencies...

      Public Lavatories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many public conveniences there are in each local authority area; and how many have closed in each such area in each of the...

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent guidance his Department has given to (a) the Homes and Communities Agency, (b) the Tenant Services Authority and...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of Supporting People contracts what will not be renewed in 2010-11; and if he will make...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Buildings: Ebbsfleet

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what consideration he has given to the potential for the relocation of a Government office or executive agency...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Better Off in Work Credit: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 814W, on better off in work credit: Yorkshire, how many people have...

    • Christmas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has budgeted for Christmas trees in 2009.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has carried out a disability equality impact assessment on the working age disability living allowance checklist.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what research her Department has undertaken on the effect on the submission of verbal claims of the introduction of the working age disability...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to paragraph 167 on page 117 in her Department's Annual Report 2009, what assessment she has made of the reasons behind the growth of...

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of disabled people who are employed (i) full and (ii) part-time in the (A)...

      Employment: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in City of York council area have moved off benefits and into work in the last 12 months.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of the 95,000 Future Jobs Fund jobs announced to date will be in each local authority area; and how many are expected to start in each...

      Incapacity Benefit: Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the Tabulation Tool on her Department's website does not contain combined information on incapacity benefit and employment and...

      Jobcentre Plus: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what projection she has made of the provision of job centres in Milton Keynes in the next five years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what data her Department collects on (a) performance at each Jobcentre Plus office and (b) the average time taken for a jobseeker's interview...

      Pensions Act 2008

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions she has had with Ministerial colleagues on the effect on competition of a four year period for implementation of the provision...

      Winter Fuel Payments: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people in each local authority area in South East England waited four weeks or more to receive winter fuel...

  • Justice

    • Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are registered to vote by post in each parliamentary constituency, ranked from highest to lowest in respect of the number in each...

    • Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to make regulations under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 in relation to the use of force by bailiffs.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which Acts sponsored by his Department since May 2007 contain provisions which are retrospective in their effect.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he made of the effectiveness of the use by bailiffs of powers under the Domestic Violence, Crime and Victims Act 2004; and if he...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2010 to question 312817, what the average fine given to a person convicted of driving without insurance was in each...

      Driving Offences: Suffolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) convictions, (b) cautions and (c) fixed penalty notices have been given to people arrested for speeding offences on (i) the A143 and (ii)...

      Employers' Liability: Insurance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent meetings he has had with the Asbestos Support Groups Forum on proposals to create an employers' liability insurance bureau.

      Legal Services Commission: Interest Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on how many occasions the interest charged on Legal Services Commission charges has been reviewed to reflect the economic situation in the last five years.

      Polling Stations: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are being taken to ensure disabled people have access to polling stations in the forthcoming General Election.

      Prosecutions: Misconduct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions of officials of Government departments have been brought for misconduct in public office in each of the last six years; and how...

      Rape: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) arrests, (b) prosecutions and (c) convictions of (i) men and (ii) women for offences of rape there have been in each police force area in...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many juveniles sentenced to a custodial sentence in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for which information is available had served (i) one,...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many apprenticeships have been started under the National Apprenticeship Service in (a) Coventry and (b)...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been allocated to the National Apprenticeship Service since its inception.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people completed an apprenticeship in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to encourage young people to undertake apprenticeships in Coventry.

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he has taken to increase coordination between training providers, businesses, schools and further education...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what mechanisms are in place for the allocation of funding to training providers under the scheme for apprentices over...

      Apprentices: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of apprenticeships which will be taken up by people over 24 years old in...

      Broadband: North West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in (a) Lancashire and (b) the North West which will have...

      Data Protection: EC Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 267W, on internet privacy, what the results were...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, columns 420-21W, on digital broadcasting: radio, whether...

      Employment: Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of employees who were employed on (a) short-term contracts, (b) fixed-term...

      Export Credit Guarantees

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer of 12 June 2000, Official Report, column 464W, on ECGD, if he will break down the...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the funding formulae for further education courses.

      Graduates: Vocational Training

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost per head of providing training for all graduates under the age of 24 years who...

      Greenwich University

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the capacity of the University of Greenwich to find suitable teaching placements for...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether (a) the Secretary of State and (b) Ministers in his Department have discussed with the Higher Education...

      Higher Education: Part-time Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many part-time students have registered for a higher education course at (a) Newcastle College, (b) Northumbria...

      National Vocational Qualifications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the five most popular NVQ level 4 qualifications were in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value of trade between the UK and Kazakhstan was in each of the last three years.

      Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what barriers to increasing trade between the UK and Kazakhstan his Department has identified.

      Overseas Trade: Kazakhstan

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which 10 UK companies had the highest monetary value of trade with Kazakhstan in each of the last three years.

      Risk and Regulation Advisory Council: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 8 December 2009, Official Report, column 344W, on Risk and Regulation Advisory Council:...

      Telecommunications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will assess the ability of third party services to provide access to next generation and mobile networks.

      Trade: Developing Countries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the prospects for agreement in the Doha trade round.

      Train to Gain Programme: Devon

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many residents of (a) Devon and (b) Torbay constituency who have registered for Train to Gain courses have...

      Vocational Training: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what record his Department holds of the number of women in Preston who have visited an information and communications...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Capital Investment: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much capital funding his Department has allocated in respect of Gloucestershire in each year since 1997.

    • Chorley

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

      Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils were being educated in schools of more than (a) 400, (b) 500, (c) 600 and (d) 700 pupils in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2003.

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students in (a) England, (b) the North East and (c) Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland constituency in further...

      GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 462W, on GCE A-level, what the threshold for disclosure is.

      GCE A-Level: Children in Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 914-5W, on educational attainment: children in care, for what...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students achieved five or more GCSEs at grade C or higher reckoned by (a) grades achieved in GCSE...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of students achieved five or more A* grades at GCSE in (a) independent and (b) comprehensive...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in (a) Leicester, (b) the East Midlands and (c) England did not meet the Government's target for GCSE...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of students who took GCSE examinations in 2009 failed by one mark to achieve their predicted grade in (a)...

      Languages: Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers qualified to teach Mandarin are teaching in (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and (c) special schools.

      Primary Education: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many representations (a) he and (b) Ministers in his Department have received from (i) hon. Members and (ii) London boroughs...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what evaluation has been carried out of the effectiveness of his Department's policies to reduce levels of bullying in schools.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per pupil funding was in each local authority in each year since 1997; and if he will make a statement.

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per child education spending was in Salford (a) in 1997 and (b) in the latest period for which information is...

      Schools: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on school buildings in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii)...

      Schools: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to (a) his Department of collecting and (b) schools of collecting and providing data...

      Schools: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Leominster of 18 January 2010, Official Report, column 159W, on schools: finance,...

      Schools: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average real terms change in expenditure per pupil has been in Greenwich Education Authority (a) primary schools, (b)...

      Schools: Greenwich

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the capital allocation has been in respect of Greenwich Education Authority (a) primary schools, (b) secondary schools and...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools have been placed in a category by Ofsted arising from safeguarding issues (a) in the last 12 months and (b)...

      Schools: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what criteria Ofsted uses in appointing school inspectors; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average (a) revenue and (b) capital expenditure was per (i) primary and (ii) secondary pupil in schools in Leeds local...

      Schools: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on new school buildings in Leeds North East constituency since 1997.

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the costs to his Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to 18...

      Social Services: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on what dates (a) he, (b) his predecessors and (c) Ministers in his Department and its predecessors have visited Doncaster...

      Teachers: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) teachers and (b) teaching assistants there were in Salford schools (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much his Department spent on teacher training for graduates with a degree result lower than second class since 1997; (2)...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether universities which offer courses in the Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector (numeracy) programme were...

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of universities in providing Diploma in Teaching in the Lifelong Learning Sector...

      Training and Development Agency for Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the reason for the cost of the finance function of the Training and Development Agency for Schools...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of trends in truancy rates in (a) Lewes constituency, (b) East Sussex, (c) the South East and (d)...

      Truancy: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the unauthorised absence rate was for pupils in Leeds North West constituency in each year since 1997.

      Truancy: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents appeared in court in relation to their children's unauthorised absence from school in (a) England and (b) East...

      Youth Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many first-time (a) male and (b) female entrants into the youth justice system aged (i) 10, (ii) 11, (iii) 12, (iv) 13, (v)...

      Youth Custody: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2010, Official Report, column 27W, on youth custody, how many hours on average a young...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 17 November 2008, Official Report, column 236W, on the Census, what the...

    • Census: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to paragraph 10.25 of the Census 2001 General report for England and Wales, whether appropriately trained specialist field staff will be...

      Charities: Educational Institutions

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many educational institutions have been investigated by the Charity Commission in each of the last five years; and what the reason was for each...

      Civil Servants: Leave

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many days leave a civil servant had on average in 2008-09; and how many of these were (a) annual leave, (b) bank holidays and (c) privilege days.

      Civil Servants: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether staff in (a) the Serious Organised Crime Agency are and (b) the Assets Recovery Agency were included in civil service headcounts.

      Civil Servants: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in respect of which public bodies staff were included in civil service headcounts in 1996.

      Civil Servants: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether staff of Ofcom (a) are included and (b) were included in 1996 in civil service headcount figures.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the average length of time taken by (a) her Department and (b) its agency to pay invoices from (i) small and...

      Departmental Housing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) empty and (b) occupied residential properties her Department owns; and what recent estimate she has made of the (i) potential annual...

      Foreign Investment in UK

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the monetary value of foreign (a) direct and (b) indirect investment in the UK expressed in (a) sterling, (b) US dollars and (c) euros was in...

      Government Departments: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Reading West of 21 April 2009, Official Report, column 550W, on Government departments: telephone...

      Marriage: Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what changes have been made to the collation and distribution of Government statistics on marriage since 1997.

      Senior Civil Servants: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 1035W, on civil servants: pay, what the (a) name and (b) job title is of each...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Body Armour

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many sets of Osprey Assault body armour will be issued this year to British service personnel in Afghanistan.

    • Armed Forces: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives there are to improve retention rates in the Armed Forces for (a) specialist personnel for whom there is a shortage in manning, (b) mid-career...

      Banks: Royal Bank of Scotland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in relation to the Royal Bank of Scotland's (RBS) financing of the takeover bid by Kraft for Cadbury, (a) what is the amount of the loan facility, (b) what fee is...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their estimate of the number of British Nationals (Overseas) who qualify for British citizenship under section 4B of the British Nationality Act 1981.

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 12 January (WA 140), how without data on fixed penalty notices for cycling offences being reported to...

      Cyprus: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received from the Greek Cypriots representations about the future security and operation of British military facilities in southern Cyprus if...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any institution in southern Cyprus to which Turkish Cypriots living outside southern Cyprus may apply for compensation or restitution in respect...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Greek Cypriots need to bring actions in English courts for compensation for their property, in view of them being able to apply to the Immovable Property...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the case brought by Mr Apostolides against Mr and Mrs Orams was financed or sponsored by the Greek Cypriot administration in Cyprus.

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the statement by the President of Cyprus, Dimitris Christofias, on 20 January that the Apostolides v Orams case is a case of...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the effect of the Apostolides v Orams case on the settlement negotiations in progress between the leaders of the Turkish Cypriots and...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, as a guarantor power, they have evaluated the benefits for Greek Cypriots living outside Northern Cyprus who claim to have been the owners of land in...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Prime Minister has received from the Prime Minister of Turkey representations about whether the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Apostolides v Orams...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Apostolides v Orams has affected the balance between the property rights of Turkish...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their support for a negotiated settlement in Cyprus means that Turkish Cypriots will have to live under their current restrictions until the Greek Cypriots...

      Cyprus: Turkish Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will discuss with the European Commission the status of Turkish as an official language of Cyprus under the constitution of Cyprus, with a view to...

      Education: Special Educational Needs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the implementation plan for the recommendations of the Lamb inquiry into special educational needs and parental confidence.

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to despatch and return postal ballot papers to and from military personnel in Afghanistan for the forthcoming general election. To ask Her...

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of the 2009 service voter registration day in including all new military recruits on the electoral register.

      Elections: Postal Votes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many constituencies returning officers have indicated that they will check 100 per cent of the personal identifiers (signature and date of birth) which...

      Elections: Postal Votes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial provision there is for equipment enabling returning officers to check 100 per cent of the personal identifiers which accompany postal votes returned...

      Elephants: Conservation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have with the governments of other European Union member states for initiatives to assist in preserving elephant herds in Africa.

      EU: Violence against Women

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their position on the initiative taken by the Spanish presidency of the European Union for a system of European protection orders aimed at curbing violence...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Answer by Lord Myners on 2 April 2009 (Official Report, House of Lords, cols. 1174-5), what steps the Financial Services Authority has taken since...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking to enable the reconstruction of the infrastructure of Gaza following Operation Cast Lead.

      Gurkhas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is paid to Gurkha riflemen and Gurkha majors under the Gurkha Pension Scheme; and whether those incomes are below the United Kingdom poverty line.

      Halley VI Station

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they expect to receive a report from the British Antarctic Survey that the Halley VI station is functioning; and what scientific projects are planned to be...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans NHS primary care trusts have to extend bowel cancer screenings to those aged 70 to 74 in the current year.

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of anti-arrhythmic drugs currently available to patients with atrial fibrillation; and what steps they are taking to help those who...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the United Kingdom have atrial fibrillation; and what steps they are taking to ensure that patients and their doctors have a choice of options...

      Health: Essential Tremor Disorder

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether statistics are available on the number of patients suffering from essential tremor; and whether they plan to support research into the condition.

      Health: Former UK Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 7 July 2009 (WA 134), how much of the payment of €450 million to the Republic of Ireland for...

      Health: Polymyalgia Rheumatica

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many patients were diagnosed with polymyalgia rheumatica in each of the last five years for which figures are available; and what proportion of them were women.

      Health: Polymyalgia Rheumatica

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how soon after diagnosis should patients suffering from polymyalgia rheumatica be referred to a rheumatologist.

      Health: Polymyalgia Rheumatica

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to increase awareness of polymyalgia rheumatica amongst (a) the medical profession, and (b) the public.

      Indonesia

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made or intend to make representations to the Government of Indonesia concerning freedom of Christian worship.

      Kosovo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to assist the World Health Organisation's campaign to shut down the lead-contaminated camps at Osterode and Cesmin Lug in Kosovo, and to...

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time staff work in the Olympic Security Directorate; and what is its budget for (a) 2009-10, and (b) 2010-11.

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funds have been allocated by the Olympic Security Directorate in the current year to (a) the Police Central e-crime Unit, and (b) the Serious and Organised...

      Olympic Games 2012: Security

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times the Home Office, the Metropolitan Police Force, the Olympic Development Authority and the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games have met...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they refused two applications for passports following personal interviews in 2009.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of the cases under investigation by the Historical Enquiries Team of the Police Service of Northern Ireland that have been accelerated involve...

      Prisoners: Transfers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the (a) shortest, and (b) longest, periods for the Secretary of State for Justice to respond to a Parole Board recommendation that a convicted prisoner be...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Brett on 12 January (WA 152), stating that it is not the practice to ratify decisions to admit new members to the...

      Schools: Channel Project

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been referred to the Channel Project in each of the past 12 months; and what were their ages and locations.

      Somalia: Pirates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the last three years (a) how many hostage-taking incidents by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean there have been; (b) which countries have paid ransoms for the...

      Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will provide a breakdown by industry and business size of the benefits that accrue to companies as a result of general plant and machinery capital...

      Taxation: Information Exchange Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made by British overseas territories towards signing tax information exchange agreements; which British overseas territories have (a)...

      Tourism: English Language

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they are spending promoting the English language abroad.

      Treaties

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what treaties and co-operation agreements they have with (a) Azerbaijan, (b) Kazakhstan, (c) Kyrgyzstan, (d) Tajikistan, (e) Turkmenistan, and (f) Uzbekistan;...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last discussed with the government of Turkey matters relating to the Kurds; and whether those discussions included the dissolution of the Democratic...

      UK: EU Resident Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 19 January (WA 254-6), whether the figures provided on the number of citizens of each other European Union...

      UN: Relief and Works Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the United Nations Relief and Works Agency has received sufficient funding for their work in Gaza.

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