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Written answers

Monday, 22 February 2010

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his latest assessment is of progress in military operations in Afghanistan; and if he will make a statement.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the role of UK armed forces in the overall military strategy in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for transition of lead security responsibility to the Afghan government for (a) each district and (b) the nation as a whole.

      RAF Church Fenton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his plans are for the future of RAF Church Fenton and its parent base RAF Linton-on-Ouse; and if he will make a statement.

      Personnel: Mental Illnesses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what arrangements his Department has put in place to help military service personnel with mental illnesses linked to combat experience.

      Defence Storage and Distribution Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency no longer has agency status.

      Accommodation: Repairs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was charged to occupants of (1) Modern Housing Solutions accommodation for repair of damage caused by them to the accommodation in each of the...

      Afghanistan and Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel have served in (a) Afghanistan since 2001 and (b) Operation Telic from 2003-09.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security threat posed by the Taliban in the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops were stationed in Afghanistan in each year between 2006 and 2009.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the effect was on the operation of the Afghan air bridge of recent severe weather conditions in the UK.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to monitor the effectiveness of the changes to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme announced on 10 February 2010.

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what means lifetime earnings lost by reservists as a result of injuries sustained in service be (a) calculated and (b) accounted for in the Armed...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the compensation review for people injured since April 2005 announced on 10 February 2010 to be completed.

      Armed Forces: Absent Voting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on arrangements to ensure that service personnel on active duty can vote at the next general election.

      Armed Forces: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) flights and (b) passengers have been delayed at (i) Brize Norton, (ii) Kandahar and (iii) Akrotiri for more than (A) 24, (B) 48 and (C) 72...

      Armed Forces: Derbyshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department has taken to provide assistance to soldier normally resident in Derbyshire following active service in Afghanistan and Iraq.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers subject to manning control are (a) awaiting discharge and (b) have been discharged since 2007.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers have been subject to discharge after failing a compulsory drugs test in each of the last two years; and what the class of drug was in...

      Armed Forces: Expenses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was claimed in reimbursable expenses by members of the armed forces with a rank of Brigadier or equivalent and above in each of the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 24 November 2009, Official Report, column 52W, on armed forces: recruitment, how many members of the armed forces there are...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many armed forces personnel Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court is able to accommodate at any one time; (2) how many armed...

      Armed Forces: Housing

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

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 654W, on housing, how much his Department spent on those properties in 2008-09.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent representations he has received on standards of service accommodation for service personnel and their families.

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) service family and (b) single living properties designated as empty were subsequently removed from his Department's housing stock in...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 810W, on armed forces: housing, who rented each of the 17 properties listed in the...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people have been recruited to the Royal Regiment of Scotland in each year since 2007; (2) how many Commonwealth citizens have been...

      Armed Forces: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the Prison-in-Reach working group referred to on the service personnel and veterans website has met in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he plans to take to integrate the activities of the three services.

      Armed Forces: Salt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has a policy on stockpiling of salt and grit by the armed forces for adverse winter weather.

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was spent on assistance to cadet forces in maintained schools in (a) 1997, (b) 2003 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce the winner of the contract to supply the further elements of the new electronic systems for the Warrior armoured vehicle...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects to announce his plans for the future of the Future Rapid Effects System contract.

      Baha Mousa Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monetary value is of awards of legal aid made in respect of the Baha Mousa inquiry; and whether an estimate has been made of the total value of...

      Batteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on (a) rechargeable and (b) single use batteries in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Blandford Camp

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the future of Blandford Camp; and if he will make a statement.

      Blaydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Blaydon constituency, the effects on Blaydon of his Department's...

      Chemical Weapons: Animals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 811-12W, on chemical weapons: animals, what quantities of each (a) chemical and...

      Defence Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) military equipment and (b) sensitive personal data was lost by his Department in the last 12 months.

      Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monthly occupancy rate for (a) ward and (b) other beds has been at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre, Headley Court since January 2003.

      Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many follow-up visits former in-patients at DMRC Headley Court had on average in 2009.

      Defence Medical Services: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on employing private contractors in defence medical services in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy...

      Departmental Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) permanent and (b) temporary accommodation for civil servants in each of the last 12 months.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much the Director General Land Warfare has spent on entertainment in each of the last 12 months; (2) how much the Director General Land...

      Departmental Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much was received by his Department from sales of property in Scotland in 2009.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his predecessor was first informed of the determination by HM Treasury in autumn 2003 that his Department had exceeded its budget in the...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 813W, on departmental training, what the cost was of each media and communications...

      European Defence Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, column 153W, on European Defence Agency, with which Capability Development Plan programmes...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with the Royal British Legion on support services for former service personnel.

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what support his Department provides to military personnel upon discharge with regard to (a) employment needs, (b) housing needs and (c) financial...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the 1999 protocol between the Deputy Chief of Defence Staff and the Director General of the Prison Service on the identification of former...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there is a minimum length of time that must be served by military personnel to qualify for entitlement to support services provided by his...

      Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget for support services offered by his Department to military personnel upon discharge has been in each of the last 10 years.

      Ex-servicemen: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what information his Department holds on the number of armed forces veterans in prison in Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the total expenditure under the defence budget of the military presence in the Falkland Islands since 1982; and what estimate he has...

      Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the end of service dates are of the helicopters in the Sea King fleet.

      HMS Gannet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many search and rescue missions were flown from HMS Gannet in each of the last five years.

      HMS Gannet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian and (b) service staff have been employed at HMS Gannet, Royal Navy Unit Prestwick in each of the last five years.

      HMS Gannet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maintenance costs were of HMS Gannet, Royal Navy Unit Prestwick in each of the last five years.

      Improvised Explosive Devices: Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of improvised explosive devices identified by the armed forces in Afghanistan in each quarter of each of the last...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether any (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format sought from his Department by the Iraq Inquiry have not been...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by his Department to the Iraq Inquiry that Inquiry has sought...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he will reply to the email from the hon. Member for West Worcestershire, dated 10 November 2009, on citation.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 312672, on the crash of Nimrod XV230, tabled on 19 January 2010.

      Met Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the definition of the Met Office's Public Task has been amended to take account of the reference to it in the most recent edition of the Cabinet...

      Met Office: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the accuracy of the forecasts provided by the Met Office in the last 12 months.

      Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of his Department's planned military training exercises were cancelled before they took place in each of the last five years.

      Missile Defence Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department has incurred on the Missile Defence Centre since it opened.

      Navy: Middle East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what tasks (a) HMS Pembroke and (b) HMS Lancaster are currently deployed in the Middle East.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the oral statement of 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 967-69, on the Nimrod review, whether he has taken steps to apportion (a)...

      Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs on the Government's position at the Nuclear...

      Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Major-Generals and (b) Brigadiers there are posted in the South of England.

      Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Major-Generals and (b) Brigadiers there are in the army; and what the establishment is for each such rank.

      Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Major-Generals and (b) Brigadiers in the army are on gardening leave.

      Officers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the salary is of a Major-General.

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the introduction of an additional public holiday; and if he will make a statement.

      RAF Croughton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates US (a) military personnel, (b) civilians and (c) contractors moved from RAF Fairford to RAF Croughton.

      RAF Lyneham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the construction cost was of the (a) new HQ building, (b) C130J simulator building, (c) new HQ for (i) 24 and (ii) 30 Squadron, (d) new...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what dates members of the Intelligence and Security Committee have visited Menwith Hill since 2000; and which members of the committee participated in...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the Missile Defence System operations at RAF Menwith Hill in the next two years.

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the monetary value is of the contract agreed with the Soteria Consortium for the provision of search and rescue services in Scotland.

      Rescue Services: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the privatisation of search and rescue operations on local economies in Scotland.

      Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Royal Auxiliary Air Force, (b) Territorial Army and (c) Royal Naval Reserve are based in Scotland.

      Royal Navy Unit Prestwick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the estimated monetary value is of the property comprising Royal Navy Unit Prestwick; how much is planned to be spent on its redevelopment; and if...

      Royal Navy Unit Prestwick

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of jobs that will be lost as the result of the transfer of search and rescue operations from the Royal Navy Unit...

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees there have been in the Service Personnel and Veteran Agency in each month since its creation; and what expenditure his Department has...

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many calls have been received by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency Veterans-UK Helpline in the month since that service was started;...

      Stabilisation Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations the Military Stabilisation and Support Group has at the Permanent Joint Headquarters.

      Stabilisation Unit: Haiti

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to use members of the Military Stabilisation and Support Team to assist in humanitarian efforts in Haiti.

      Veterans' World

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) cost and (b) circulation was of the publication Veterans World in the latest period for which figures are available.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Bloody Sunday Tribunal of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when he expects to receive the final report of the Saville Inquiry.

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many freedom of information requests were submitted to the Northern Ireland Office in each of the last two years.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many performance reviews were undertaken in respect of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years; in...

      Offences against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people in Northern Ireland were convicted in connection with an offence of a sexual nature that involved a child under 15 in each of...

      Prisoners: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether prisoners in Northern Ireland have regular access to the internet.

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of prisoners released from prisons in Northern Ireland who re-offended within two years.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • House of Commons: Buildings

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when the carpets in the Chamber and the division lobbies were last replaced; by what means carpets removed...

    • Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission under what budgetary headings the House of Commons Commission has incurred expenditure in relation to (a) the...

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Essex

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent assessment she has made of the economic effects of the London 2012 Olympics on (a) West Chelmsford constituency and (b) Essex.

  • Prime Minister

    • Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Prime Minister when he intends to reply to the letter to him dated 29 November 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. Colin Bardsley.

    • Stabilisation Unit

      To ask the Prime Minister which Minister is responsible for the Stabilisation Unit; and what the unit's budget is for 2009-10.

  • Wales

    • Devolution: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what the cost to the public purse was of the most recent referendum on devolution in Wales.

    • Devolution: Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales (1) what estimate he has made of the (a) highest and (b) lowest likely cost to the public purse of a referendum in Wales on the extension of powers...

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Leader of the House whether any (a) staff away days and (b) staff team building exercises have been held for staff in the Leader of the House's Office in each of the last two years.

    • Departmental Training

      To ask the Leader of the House how much was spent on (a) staff training and (b) communication training for the Leader of the House's Office in the last 12 months.

  • Women and Equality

    • Crimes of Violence: Females

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on producing and distributing the Tackling violence against women and girls: a guide to good practice...

    • Departmental Disabled Staff

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many and what proportion of staff in (a) the Government Equalities Office and (b) the executive agencies for which she is responsible are...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in her Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion of the...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many receptions she has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since 3 October 2008.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will publish the travel guidance issued to staff of the Government Equalities Office's non-departmental public bodies.

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Databases

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 13 January 2010, Official Report, column 1003W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission: databases, what the budget is for...

      Feltham

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

      Prostitution: Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality whether the Government Equalities Office has made a recent estimate of the number of prostitutes who have become involved in the sex industry by making...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Sewage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the estimated completion date is of his Department's review of the Sludge (Use in Agriculture) Regulations.

    • Air Pollution: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) when he last discussed air quality in London with the Mayor of London; and if he will make a statement; (2) what steps...

      Animal Health Bill: Draft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to the draft Animal Health Bill, whether he plans to bring forward proposals to extend the powers available to...

      Animal Tracing Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what livestock traceability schemes his Department is responsible; and what the (a) objectives and (b) costs in 2009-10...

      Association of Photographers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received from the Association of Photographers on Environment Agency photography contracts.

      Bees: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made an estimate of the cost to the bee industry of importing queen bees in the last five years.

      Carbon Emissions: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the average amount of carbon dioxide emitted by companies which do not meet the minimum...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5...

      Departmental Consultants

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

      Departmental Domestic Visits

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies are in transition prior to being managed out; how...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are...

      Food: Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications he has received for an EU Traditional Speciality Guaranteed designation for UK products in each of the...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in...

      Origin Marking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many applications he has received for EU (a) Protected Geographical Indication and (b) Protected Designation of Origin...

      Power Stations: Plymouth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how frequently the Environment Agency monitors the effect on air quality of emissions from Langage power station.

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of ragwort on the health of horses and grazing stock.

      Ragwort

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to make his Department's guidance on controlling the spread of ragwort more effective.

      Stress

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the advice issued to staff of his Department on stress recognition and management.

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to increase the net number of trees in the next five years.

      Veterinary Services: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the consideration by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons of complaints...

      Written Questions: Administrative Delays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to answer Question 300896, on departmental pay, tabled on 18 November 2009.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Barking Park

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what charging regime is in place for users of Barking Park car park; and how much revenue has been received from such charges in each of...

    • Brass Bands: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what progress he has made in the provision of additional funding for brass bands.

      Departmental Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many and what proportion of staff in (a) his Department and (b) the executive agency for which he is responsible are disabled; and...

      Departmental NDBPs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport on how many occasions he has met representatives of each of the advisory non-departmental public bodies sponsored by his Department in...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) with reference to the answer of 5 March 2009, Official Report, column 1744W, on departmental public relations, how many staff in...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how much his Department spent on each (a) survey and (b) independent report it commissioned in each of the last five years; and...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints his Department and Digital UK have received relating to digital switchover from residents of (a) North Cornwall...

      Digital Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ensure that viewers in Rossendale and Darwen constituency are able to receive the full range of digital...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the energy requirements of (a) digital and DAB radios and (b) analogue radios.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to inform the public of the Government's plans for analogue wavelengths as part of its plans for...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent representations he has received from commercial radio stations on the effects on their businesses of the roll-out of digital...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he is taking to support local commercial radio stations in Scotland in the transition to digital broadcasting.

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport for what reason he decided to propose a digital radio switchover date of 2015; what assessment he made of the merits of proposing the...

      Digital Switchover Help Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department has taken to ensure that those in vulnerable groups will be eligible for the scheme to provide free digital...

      Domestic Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport which constituencies he has visited on official duties in the last 12 months.

      Drama: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage young people to participate in (a) drama production and (b) acting.

      iPhone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to enable deposit libraries to archive iPhone applications.

      Mass Media: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the level of media literacy in Coventry; and how much funding his Department has...

      National Gallery: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many members of the board of the National Gallery receive (a) remuneration and (b) expenses only.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he met the Snowsport GB team before its departure for the Winter Olympics.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the funding of British teams to participate in Winter Olympics events.

      Snowsport GB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what discussions he has had with Snowsport GB on its finances; and when he first became aware of Snowsport GB's financial situation.

      Snowsport GB

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had recent discussions with (a) the British Olympic Association and (b) others on Snowsport GB.

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many of those aged (a) under 16 and (b) over 60 years old resident in Salford have participated in his Department's free swimming...

      Tourism: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what funding his Department allocated to Gloucestershire for the purposes of tourism in each of the last 10 years.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the area of residence of people who have made enquiries about eligibility for assistance under...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps he plans to take to implement a personal carbon incentive scheme; when the scheme will be introduced; and how it will operate.

      Chorley

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

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many consultants his Department employed in each year since its inception; and how many hours were worked by such consultants for...

      Departmental E-mail

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what procedures govern the manner in which his Department replies by email to email correspondence from (a) hon. Members and (b)...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many staff in his Department have the status of (a) embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at what cost.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses have been paid to officials in his Department since it was established; and what...

      Electricity: Nottingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much electricity was supplied to the City of Nottingham from the national grid in each of the last 10 years.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in Hemsworth have received assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since the inception of the scheme.

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in the priority group under (a) phase one of the Energy Efficiency...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of fuel poor households which (a) have received assistance in respect of his Department's...

      Exhaust Emissions: Aviation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions arising from the aviation industry in the UK in each of the last...

      Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that...

      Fuel Poverty: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to reduce the level of fuel poverty in Salford.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many separate bookings for stays at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last...

      Housing: Insulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in Feltham and Heston constituency have received assistance under the Home Energy Efficiency Scheme since the...

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has paid to the legal firm Nabarro for handling issues related to compensation to miners for (a) chest...

      Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his Department's most recent assessment is of the accuracy of reports issued by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 December 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Miss M. Granath.

      Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to North East Milton Keynes constituency, the effects...

      Nuclear Installations: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will authorise the director of the Office for Civil Nuclear Security within the Nuclear Installations Inspectorate to release a...

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) each leaflet and poster used to publicise each public consultation event held in the...

      Offshore Industry: Taxation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much the Government paid to (a) the Isle of Man and (b) Northern Ireland in respect of UK Continental Shelf receipts in (i) 2008...

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the introduction of an additional public holiday; and if he will make a...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish the findings of his Department's research on Willingness to Pay, prepared in conjunction with the Energy Saving...

      Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough of...

      Streatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Streatham constituency, the effects on that...

      Thanet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South...

      Totnes Transition Town Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has provided to Totnes Transition Town Group; over what period this funding is being provided; for what...

      Vauxhall

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

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanisms have been put in place to ensure that quotations from Warm Front contractors match those in the private sector.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of back boilers which have been replaced under the Warm Front scheme in (a) Mid Bedfordshire...

      Warm Front Scheme: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many applications from residents of Feltham and Heston constituency to the Warm Front Scheme for (a) heating, (b) insulation and...

      Warm Front Scheme: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been spent on the Warm Front programme in Feltham and Heston constituency in each year since its inception; and what other...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has for the future generating capacity of UK wind farms.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the (a) consumable electrical output and (b) proportion of the maximum potential output generated by...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Better Off in Work Credit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects the Better Off in Work Credit to be available; what the monetary value will be of the weekly amount of credit provided; by...

    • Blaydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Blaydon constituency, the effect on that constituency of...

      Chorley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Chorley constituency as possible, the effect on that constituency of...

      Cleethorpes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Cleethorpes constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

      Council Tax Benefits and Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of her Department's expenditure on (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit was paid to (i) tenants renting privately,...

      Employers' Liability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to announce her decision on the feasibility of a compulsory database for recording details for employers' liability insurance...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Medical Examinations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what minimum professional qualification is required of those who carry out work capability assessments for her Department.

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010, Official Report, columns 257-58W, on employment: disabled, what estimate she has made of the (a)...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much employment-related funding she expects each region to receive from the European Regional Development Programmes on a per capita basis...

      Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which local authorities have taken on more staff under the Future Jobs Fund; how many such staff have been employed by each such local...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department provides to local authorities on the role of social enterprises in the Future Jobs Fund.

      Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Hemsworth constituency, the effects on Hemsworth of her...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on housing benefit at 2009-10 prices in each year since 1997.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many former miners have (a) applied for and (b) been granted industrial injuries benefit for miners' knee; and what have been the five...

      Jobcentre Plus: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what budget for Jobcentre Plus outreach work is in 2009-10; and what the budget will be in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12 and (c) 2012-13.

      Jobcentre Plus: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what payments (a) Jobcentre Plus and (b) the Pension Protection Fund has made to Fishburn Hedges in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to North East Milton Keynes constituency, the effects on...

      Motability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the motability contract for electric-powered vehicles managed by her Department was subject to external tender; and what the monetary...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what profiling system the Department currently uses to assess how far from the job market a claimant for (a) incapacity benefit and (b)...

      Pensioners: Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate her Department has made of the number of (a) single pensioner and (b) pensioner couple households living below the...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has commissioned recent research into the material deprivation of pensioner households.

      Pensions: Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether bonus payments paid to senior civil servants form part of their remuneration for pension purposes.

      Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the borough of Sandwell, the effects on that borough of...

      Second State Pension

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on the second state pension in 2009-10; how much such expenditure was on entitlements accrued during (a) 2008-09, (b)...

      Slough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to the Slough constituency, the effects on Slough of her...

      Social Security Benefits: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 578W, on social security benefits: debts, in respect of which Jobcentre...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in England and Wales have been prosecuted for benefit fraud on (a) more than one occasion and (b) more than two occasions in...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in which countries persons living abroad who are identified as having perpetrated benefit fraud reside.

      Thanet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to South Thanet constituency, the effects on South Thanet of...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate she has made of the proportion of recipients of the winter fuel payment who were (a) in fuel poverty when they received...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many residents of (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford constituency and (b) the London borough of Bexley have received cold weather payments...

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what data accident and emergency departments are obliged to (a) collect and (b) return to his Department regarding causes of admission.

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Cancer and Strokes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the cost to the NHS was of treating strokes caused by the consumption of alcohol in the last year for which figures are available; (2) what...

      Alzheimer's Disease: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what funding his Department has allocated for research into the causes of Alzheimer's disease in each of the last three years.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by his Department in producing a national autism strategy.

      Autism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by his Department in producing a national autism strategy; and when he expects to issue guidance to local authorities and...

      Breast Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths from breast cancer there were in the last year for which figures are available.

      Breast Cancer: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of women resident in Hemsworth constituency with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks of referral in...

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment his Department has made of the merits of providing to patients with rare cancers second line treatments licensed for their conditions.

      Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he plans to take to reduce the time taken for individual funding requests for drug treatment from patients with metastatic cancer to be...

      Cancer: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients resident in Hemsworth saw an NHS consultant within two weeks of referral in each year since 1997.

      Cancer: Kidneys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the incidence of kidney cancer was in each region in each of the last five years.

      Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the likely effects on the operational response to a public health incident of the transfer of the Centre for Emergency...

      Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what arrangements are in place for the Centre for Emergency Preparedness and Response to provide advice to the organisers of the London 2012 Olympics.

      Dementia: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to healthcare professionals on improvement of recognition rates for vascular dementia; and what progress has been made...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy...

      Diabetes: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what training his Department provides to (a) prison officers and (b) healthcare professionals on the management of diabetes in prisons; (2) what...

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what mechanism the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse liaises with the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.

      East Midlands Strategic Health Authority: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much NHS East Midlands spent on independent investigations relating to the care of patients in each of the last five years; (2) what the total...

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of delivering the Family Nurse Partnership nationwide.

      Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

      Food Standards Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) objectives and (b) costs for 2009-10 are of the Food Standards Agency's Livestock Traceability Scheme.

      General Practitioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to reduce the number of people presenting to their GPs with minor ailments.

      General Practitioners: Opening Hours

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many general practitioner surgeries in Salford offered extended opening times in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest date for which information is available.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments in 2009-10;...

      Health Service: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients resident in Feltham and Heston saw an NHS consultant within two weeks of referral in each...

      Health Service: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in Feltham and Heston over (a) retirement age and (b) the age of 60 years are entitled to free eye tests.

      Health Services: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on healthcare in Hemsworth constituency in each year since 1997.

      Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many elderly people resident in Cumbria are in receipt of elderly care; and what the projected figure is of the number of people requiring...

      Health Visitors: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors have been employed in each primary care trust in the North West in each year since 1997.

      Health: Sunlight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has commissioned research into the potential effects on health of low levels of sunlight in the UK relative to such levels in other countries.

      Heroin: Overdoses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of former prisoners died as a result of a heroin overdose within (a) one week, (b) one month and (c) one year of their release from...

      Home Care Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health under what budget headings he expects the estimated £2.7 billion of savings consequent on moving more care from hospital to home to be made.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency readmissions there were in each NHS trust in each year since 1997.

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many emergency admissions relating to orthopaedic injuries there were in each primary care trust in England in (a) November, (b) December and (c)...

      Hospitals: Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has given to regional health authorities in England who are undertaking reviews of acute hospital sectors; and if he will...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the median waiting time for (a) in-patient and (b) out-patient treatment was for patients in York in each year since 1997.

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have been treated as an (a) in-patient and (b) out-patient for a mental health condition (i) in Leicester, (ii) in the East Midlands and...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people have been (a) killed and (b) seriously injured by a person who has received treatment for mental health reasons in the three years...

      Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many independent investigations commissioned relating to patients receiving treatment for mental health reasons there have been (a) in Mid...

      Mental Health Services: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the level of access to independent mental health advocates by qualifying patients in (a) Birmingham and (b)...

      Mental Health Services: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prisons have a (a) resident and (b) visiting psychiatrists and how often visiting psychiatrists visited the prison to which they are allocated...

      Mephedrone: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what reports he has received of the progress of the European Commission's risk assessment of mephedrone.

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many appointments at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton were cancelled by patients in the last 12 months.

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many private patients were treated at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in the last 12 months; (2) whether Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton is...

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients' complaints were rectified by Patient Liaison and Advice Service Level at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in 2009.

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton: Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many single occupancy rooms are available for patients at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration his Department gives to (a) progression-free and (b) overall survival factors in its health technology appraisals.

      National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what medicines (a) have been and (b) are being appraised through the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence for supplementary...

      Neuromuscular Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with (a) the West Midlands Specialised Commissioning Group and (b) primary care trusts in the West Midlands on the...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his policy is on the NHS as the preferred provider of health services.

      NHS Direct

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many referrals were made by NHS Direct services in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      NHS Peterborough: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assistance his Department has provided to NHS Peterborough to reduce their budget deficit for 2010-11; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 558W, on drugs: testing, if he will commission research on the comparative (a) safety...

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the expenditure envelope for the NHS in England is for the next five years.

      NHS: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS has collected in charges for services to patients not entitled to free services in each year since such charges were introduced; and if...

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of non-UK citizens working for the NHS in England; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on advertisements on television and commercial radio on NHS services since 2005.

      NHS: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been made of the effectiveness of a system of reverse e-auctions, weighted toward lowest price, for the procurement of NHS medical...

      NHS: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish guidance on commissioning skills for the NHS.

      Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of registered nurses who were in receipt of benefits in each month for the last five years.

      Nurses: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many nurses were employed in the area covered by Hounslow Primary Care Trust in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are available.

      Nurses: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many qualified school nurses there are employed in schools in (a) Bassetlaw constituency and (b) Nottinghamshire local authority.

      Patients

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to encourage appropriate self-care by patients in treatment of minor ailments; (2) what steps his Department is taking to...

      Prescription Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, columns 64-5W, on prescription drugs, what legal advice his Department sought in preparing...

      Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many prescriptions for (a) goserelin, (b) leuprorelin acetate, (c) buserelin acetate, (d) triptorelin, (e) bicalutamide, (f) flutamide, (g)...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of those with a diagnosis of asthma were exempt from paying prescription charges in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health on what date the age at which men are entitled to free prescriptions will rise in line with the increase in the state retirement age for women; and if he...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will extend the deadline before which primary care trusts must name their preferred option for their future organisational structure for the...

      Primary Care Trusts: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account his Department's guidance on primary care trust procurement takes of the policy on preferred providers of health services.

      Primodos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of people there are in England who have been adversely affected by the drug Primodos.

      Primodos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to assess the needs of those adversely affected by Primodos; and if he will make a statement.

      Prostate Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean and (b) median waiting time was for patients with a diagnosis of prostate cancer as an (i) in-patient and (ii) out-patient (A) in...

      Prostate Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean and (b) median length of an in-patient hospital stay was for patients with a diagnosis of prostate cancer (i) in England and (ii) in...

      Prostate Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) mean and (b) median referral-to-treatment waiting time has been for patients with a diagnosis of prostate cancer (i) in England and (ii) in...

      Streptococcus: Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department issues to strategic health authorities on the availability of tests to pregnant women for Group B streptococcus...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to improve the provision of needs-based services to support stroke survivors and their carers in the long-term; and if...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to require the provision of appropriate stroke-specific training for care home staff.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to raise (a) public and (b) professional awareness of (i) risk factors for stroke and (ii) effective primary...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on public health measures to reduce exposure to risk factors for stroke in each of the last 12 months; and if he will...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to develop community-based stroke prevention services with the voluntary sector, the NHS and local authorities; and if he will...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when his Department plans to implement the National Institute for Clinical Excellence guidelines for diagnosis and treatment of transient ischaemic attack...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will issue guidance to ambulance services on the agreement of stroke protocols with hospitals with acute and hyper-acute stroke units.

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will issue guidance on the treatment of stroke as an emergency, with particular reference to appropriate access to brain scanning and...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to provide for every patient with stroke to be treated in a high quality stroke unit for the duration of their hospital...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to require all stroke units to meet the criteria set out in clinical stroke guidelines and by the British Association of...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will issue guidance on the (a) appropriate knowledge and skills relating to stroke and (b) appropriate training in stroke for all NHS...

      Strokes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated under the National Stroke Strategy to each local authority in Tyne and Wear; and in which years those allocations were...

      Strokes: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list (a) the causes of (i) stroke, (ii) dementia and (iii) depression and (b) the proportion of cases attributable to each such factor in the...

      Surgery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were conducted in each strategic health authority area in England in each of the last three years.

      Surgery: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the net cost to the NHS per theatre hour used was of each operating theatre in England in each of the last five years.

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many pregnancies of girls aged between 15 and 19 years there were in each of the last 30 years; and what assessment he has made of trends in the level...

      Urology: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department has issued to (a) primary care trusts and (b) regional procurement hubs in ensuring that commissioning arrangements...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 27 October 2009, Official Report, column 251W, on 10 Downing Street, how purchase orders...

    • Central Office of Information: Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) title and (b) notional budget is of each advertising and marketing campaign co-ordinated through the Central Office of Information in 2009-10.

      Central Office of Information: Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Central Office of Information press release of 11 December 2009, on the merchandising and promotional items framework, how much...

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will request the Charity Commission to require charities which have been found by the Commission to have raised money for a purpose outside their...

      Charities

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps the Charity Commission is taking to ensure that charities file their accounts with the Commission within the prescribed timescales.

      Civil Servants: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed by (a) local government, (b) central government, (c) public corporations and (d) the Civil Service in (i) 1996 and...

      Death: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 800W, on death: liver diseases, how many alcohol-related deaths there were in the...

      Death: Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) what the age-standardised mortality rate from prostate cancer was in (a) England, (b) each primary care trust area and (c) each constituency in...

      Death: Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what information her Department holds for benchmarking purposes on the death rates in respect of (a) drug and (b) alcohol abuse in other EU member states.

      Death: Fuel Poverty

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the number of excess winter deaths of persons aged 65 or over attributable to fuel poverty in January 2010.

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much the Leader of the House's Office spent on (a) first class and (b) business class flights in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Art Works

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which works of art from the Government Art Collection are on display in (a) No. 10 Downing Street and (b) the Prime Minister's personal residence; and...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Leader of the House's Office has had any contracts with external consultants in 2009-10.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in her Department and its agency in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff in (a) her Department, (b) the Charity Commission and (c) the Central Office of Information (i) have the status of embedded...

      Departmental Mass Media

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 1040W, on departmental publications, if she will place in the Library hard copy...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in the Office of the Leader of the House in each year since 2003.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) year end and (b) in-year bonuses were paid to officials in the Prime Minister's Office in each of the last three years; and how much was...

      Life Expectancy: Salford

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average life expectancy was for (a) women and (b) men in Salford in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009.

      Lobbying: Registration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what timetable she has set for the lobbying industry to develop a voluntary register of lobbying activity.

      Media Monitoring Unit

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, column 975W, on Media Monitoring Unit, what the difference is between the subscribers...

      New Businesses: Feltham

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have started up in Feltham and Heston constituency since 1997.

      Part-time Employment: Working Mothers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the proportion of women with children who worked fewer than 16 hours a week in each year since 1997.

      Prostate Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) age-standardised incidence rate for prostate cancer and (b) number of diagnoses of prostate cancer was in (i) each strategic health...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many economically inactive people of working age wanted employment in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Unemployment: Kingston upon Thames

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the unemployed claimant count in (a) the Royal Borough of Kingston and (b) Kingston and Surbiton constituency was in (i) 1997, (ii) 2005 and...

      Unemployment: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office for how long on average claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in each local authority area in the North West were in receipt of jobseeker's...

      Unemployment: Salford

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

  • Transport

    • Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many domestic flights within Great Britain, excluding lifeline flights, were of 360 miles or less in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and what...

    • Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many domestic flights within Northern Ireland, excluding lifeline flights, were of 360 miles or less in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average distance travelled by flights departing from UK airports (a) was in 2009 and (b) is projected to be in (i) 2010, (ii)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many flights departed from UK airports in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010; and what estimate he has made of the equivalent figure in (i)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what proportion of flights taking off from UK airports (a) exclusively carried cargo and (b) carried cargo with passengers in each of the...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what average proportion of the weight of planes carrying cargo and passengers departing UK airports was made up of (a) cargo and (b)...

      Aviation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average number of seats was on planes (a) making domestic flights within the UK and (b) taking off from UK airports in each of...

      Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many tonnes of carbon dioxide were emitted as a result of UK domestic flights in 2008.

      Aviation: Isle of Man

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with air carriers on the consequences for them of the cessation of the bilateral health agreement between the UK...

      Aviation: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many flights of less than 360 miles between Great Britain and Northern Ireland there were in each of the last three years.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps are taken in circumstances where an air passenger in transit at a UK airport refuses to be subject to a full body scan on privacy...

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has had discussions with (a) Smith Technologies and (b) QinetiQ on the availability and effectiveness of full body scanners.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has made provision for training for airport security staff in relation to behavioural profiling.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to publish guidance relating to the protection of the privacy of airline passengers who undergo full body scans.

      Aviation: Security

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

      British Transport Police: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, columns 423-4W, on British Transport Police: fixed penalties, how many penalty...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many concessionary bus passes were issued to residents of Houghton and Washington East constituency in each of the last two years.

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 14 July 2009, Official Report, column 205W, on bus services:...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the...

      Departmental Communication

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of Lord Bates of 3 December 2009, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA68, on Government Departments: Annual...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has allocated to each (a) scheme and (b) area for local network management schemes for 2009-10.

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of his Department's £700 million fiscal stimulus funding had been spent on roads projects on the latest date for which figures...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much funding has been allocated to each (a) scheme and (b) region under the second round of the regional funding allocation; (2)...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies managed out in the last five years who...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures are...

      Driving Instruction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many driving instructors qualified in each of the last three years. [Official Report, 23 March 2010, Vol. 508, c. 1MC.]

      Driving Instruction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average age of driving instructors is. [Official Report, 23 March 2010, Vol. 508, c. 2MC.]

      Driving Tests: Orkney and Shetland

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average waiting time was between applying for and taking a driving test in (a) Orkney and (b) Shetland (i) in each of the last...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the reliability figures for the East Coast Line were in each of the last four months.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department was involved in discussions on new uniforms for staff on trains operated by the East Coast rail company.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much is planned to be spent on new livery for trains operated by the East Coast rail company.

      Feltham

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

      Gospel Oak-Barking Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Mayor of London on the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak line; and if he will make a...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment the Government Car and Despatch Agency has made of its environmental impact in each of the last five years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Government Car and Despatch Agency spent on (a) media monitoring, (b) advertising and (c) public relations in each of the...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many journeys between Government buildings were taken by (a) Ministers and (b) officials using the Government Car and Despatch Agency...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Departments used the services of the Government Car and Despatch Agency in 2008-09; and which Departments have used that service in...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Government Car and Despatch Agency spent on vehicle insurance in each of the last five years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many Government Car and Despatch Agency vehicles were involved in road traffic accidents in each of the last five years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cars in the Government Car and Despatch Agency fleet are equipped with vehicle tracking equipment.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the Government Car and Despatch Agency has conducted a user satisfaction survey in the last three years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was spent by the Government Car and Despatch Agency on consultancy in each of the last five years; which companies were employed...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) agency and (b) temporary workers were employed by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; and...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many complaints were received by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; and how many such complaints...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the income was of the Government Car and Despatch Agency from the (a) private and (b) public sector in each of the last five years;...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many miles were travelled by Government Car Service vehicles in each of the last five years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average mileage was of a Government Car and Despatch Agency (a) car and (b) van on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the total expenditure was of the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; and how much of that expenditure...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many online payments were received by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last three years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) cars and (b) other vehicles have been (i) owned and (ii) leased by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each year since 1997.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cars the Government Car and Despatch Agency has (a) purchased and (b) sold in each of the last five years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many staff at the Government Car and Despatch Agency received bonuses in each of the last three years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was spent on staff costs by the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what proportion of drivers for the Government Car and Despatch Agency reported for work on (a) 7 and (b) 8 January 2010.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment has been made of effects of the implementation of the European Working Time Directive on the Government Car and Despatch...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many staff were employed by the Government Car and Despatch Agency to work in the Government Car Service in each of the last five years;...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether Ministers are entitled to express a preference for particular drivers to be assigned to them by the Government Car and Despatch Agency.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many mechanics the Government Car and Despatch Agency employed in each of the last three years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the country of manufacture of each of the (a) cars and (b) vans in the Government Car and Despatch Agency fleet was in each of the...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Government Car and Despatch Agency spent on (a) London congestion charge (i) payments and (ii) fines and (b) fines for (i)...

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Highways Agency spent on each of its ongoing major maintenance projects in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much the Highways Agency spent on each of its ongoing routine maintenance projects in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding the Highways Agency has allocated for (a) routine and (b) major maintenance in each region in each of the next three years.

      Highways Agency: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Lewes of 24 November 2008, Official Report, columns 2098-99W, what total control budget...

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many separate bookings at five star or above hotels were made through the Expotel contract by his Department in the last year for which...

      London Bridge Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what consideration his Department has given to the merits of redeveloping London Bridge station so as to allow South London Line services to...

      Lorries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department (a) holds and (b) has access to on (i) the number of heavy trucks and lorry drivers (A) employed and (B)...

      M4: Cameras

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many dedicated cameras there are for surveillance of the bus and taxi lane on the M4.

      Motorways: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent research his Department and its agencies have undertaken on the number of traffic officers required to attend incidents on motorways.

      Motorways: Ragwort

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which Minister has responsibility for control of ragwort on the motorway system.

      Motorways: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much his Department (a) has spent and (b) plans to spend on the (i) M25 junction 30 improvements in Essex, (ii) M1 junctions 39...

      Newspaper Licensing Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what payments (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year since his Department was...

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the introduction of an additional public holiday; and if he will make a statement.

      Public Transport: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he is taking to encourage greater use of public transport in large rural areas.

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department has provided to train operating companies on the transport of surf boards on trains.

      Railways: North East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his most recent assessment is of the potential for high speed rail services to the North East.

      Road Traffic

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many miles vehicles, excluding heavy goods vehicles, travelled on (a) motorways and (b) dual carriageways in (i) England, (ii)...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) serious road injuries and (b) fatalities resulted from accidents related to drink driving in each of the last four years.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) fatal and (b) other road accidents took place in the Yorkshire and Humber region in each year since 2001.

      Roads: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 368-70W, which of the...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which uncompleted schemes included in the Targeted Programme of Improvements are funded through regional funding allocations; and from what...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the budget for the Regional Fund Allocation 2 programme has been allocated to each (a) Highways Agency scheme of regional...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what allocations were made to each (a) region and (b) major scheme from the first round of regional funding allocations in 2005-06.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich of 11 November 2009, Official Report, columns 368-70W, on roads:...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much he plans to spend under each budget heading from the budget for the National Roads Programme in each year between 2008 and 2014.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much his Department had spent on work on the (a) A3 Hindhead improvement scheme, (b) A1 Peterborough to Blyth grade separated...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much of the £6 billion allocated for the National Roads Programme was used to complete work on the (a) M6 Carlisle to Guardsmill...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on (1) which buildings or public services should be prioritised for...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on road (a) salt and (b) grit in each of the last 12 years.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 2 February 2010, Official Report, column 178W, on roads: salt, how many...

      Taxis: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that local authorities prevent vehicles subject to a safety recall by Toyota from being used by licensed...

      Transport: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what role the Government Offices for the Regions have in the determination of allocations of regional and local transport funding.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to respond to Question 316500, on the Government Car and Despatch Agency, tabled on 3 February 2010.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to ensure that funding allocated by his Department in respect of Afghanistan is spent as intended; and...

    • Antarctica

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many applications the Polar Regions Unit has (a) received and (b) granted for British expeditions to Antarctica in the...

      Belarus: Capital Punishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 26 November 2009, Official Report, columns 300-1W, on Belarus: capital punishment, what information...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the government of Mauritius on the creation of a marine protected area around the Chagos...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the remit is of the PEW Environment Group in providing services under his Department's contract for public consultation on...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what consideration his Department has given to pursuing the proposed Marine Protected Area project as a joint initiative with...

      Burma: Politics and Government

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

      Burma: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take in response to Burma's announcement that plans are underway to hold elections in a systematic way in...

      Burma: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received requesting him to propose to the United Nations Security Council the establishment of a...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo on the arrest and transfer to the...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, columns 54-58WS, on Foreign and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, columns 54-58WS, on Foreign and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, columns 54-58WS, on Foreign and...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 10 February 2010, Official Report, columns 54-58WS, on Foreign and...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.

      Diplomatic Service Appeal Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times the Diplomatic Service Appeal Board has met in each of the last three years.

      Falkland Islands: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much Government funding for non-military purposes has been allocated to the Falkland Islands since 1982.

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what proportion of (a) profits and (b) royalties from oil reserves from the South Atlantic he expects to be allocated to (i)...

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with Ministerial colleagues the merits of sharing by all overseas territories in the South Atlantic the...

      Falkland Islands: Population

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will estimate the number of residents of the Falkland Islands, excluding military personnel, who are (a) permanent...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the events where wine from the Government wine cellar was served between 25 December 2009 and 25 January 2010.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by his Department to the Iraq Inquiry...

      Libya and Egypt: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will provide assistance to the Libyan and Egyptian governments to help clear land mines between Tobruk and El Alamein left...

      Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff the Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission employs; and what the Commission's salary cost was in the last 12...

      Mauritius: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of relations between the UK and Mauritius.

      Mauritius: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when Ministers and officials in his Department last met the Mauritian government to discuss bilateral issues.

      Somalia: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 25 November 2009, Official Report, columns 165W, on Somalia: human trafficking, what (a) discussions...

      Ukraine: Famine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bolton South East of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 234W, on...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Africa

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedures his Department has in place to ensure that (a) illegal and (b) illegally-acquired funds from African countries are not deposited with UK...

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many new (a) homes and (b) affordable homes in each (i) local authority and (ii) region were placed in council tax band (A) A, (B) B, (C) C, (D) D,...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of dwellings have one or more (a) dwelling house and (b) significant code assigned to them on the Valuation Office Agency's...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many notification changes with code CL26 have been made to the Valuation Office Agency's council tax list in 2009-10 to date.

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 3 November 2009, Official Report, column 840W, on council tax: valuation, how many times the Valuation Office Agency has...

      Crown Lands and Estates: Canvey Island

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what interest the Crown Estate holds in the area of land to the seaward side of the Canvey Island sea defences; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many consultants employed by his Department and its agencies have been paid (a) in total and (b) in reimbursable expenses in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the outcomes were of the proof of concept trials undertaken by HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions and 12 local authorities as...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy...

      Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many UK citizens had permanent residence in the UK but were either not resident in the UK for tax purposes or did not have UK domicile status in each...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue (1) accrued to the Exchequer from duties on sales of alcohol in Northern Ireland in each of the last 12 months; (2) has accrued to the...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from alcohol excise duties on spirits in the last 12 months; and what estimates were made of such revenue...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Tamworth of 21 April 2008, Official Report, column 1675W, on excise duties: alcoholic drinks, what...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much tax has been recovered in the sale of seized contraband (a) beer, (b) wine and (c) spirits in each of the last five years.

      Feltham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Feltham and Heston constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

      Financial Institutions: Directors

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the appointment of a proportion of non-executive directors of financial institutions by organisations other than the financial...

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to extend the scope of Financial Services Authority regulation to include second charge and buy-to-let mortgage lending.

      Financial Services: Standards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many warning notices were issued to companies by the Financial Services Authority in each year since 2001.

      Fiscal Policy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2009, Official Report, column 564W, on fiscal policy, if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest review of...

      Fraud: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff of his Department work on the recovery of duty lost through fraud on alcohol sales.

      Government Securities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what amount of gilts has been bought by (a) the Bank of England and (b) other banks operating in the UK who are regulated by the Financial Services...

      Hidden Economy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of tax lost as a result of the hidden economy in each of the last five financial years.

      Hospital Beds: Wakefield

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many beds there were in NHS hospitals in Wakefield in each year since 1997.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the amount of revenue that would be lost in 2010-11 if the personal tax allowance was raised to £10,000.

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the additional amount of revenue that would be raised in 2010-11 if an income tax rate of 50 per cent. was charged...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the additional amount of revenue that would be raised in 2010-11 if the national insurance contribution ceiling was...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the additional amount of revenue that would be raised in 2010-11 if the income tax rate of 60 per cent. was charged...

      Income Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the percentage of income tax due which was collected in (a) Scotland and (b) the UK in (i) 2008 and (ii) 2009.

      Income Tax: Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely cost to the public purse of increasing the personal allowance by £2,000, limited to the basic rate of income...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much is expected to be raised through landfill tax in 2010-11; (2) whether he plans to review the criteria under which projects can apply for...

      Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the (a) number of self-certification loans made in each year since 2004 and (b) total stock of self-certification loans which is...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when the MP's Parliamentary Business Unit of the Tax Credit Office expects to answer the hon. Member for Edinburgh West's faxed correspondence of 17...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what reports he has received of allegations that North Korea is using Luxembourg as a channel for money laundering; and if he will request the government of...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of non-deposit taking mortgage lenders in each year since 2004.

      National Insurance Contributions: Registration

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many self-employed people were late in registering their national insurance contributions with HM Revenue and Customs in the last two years.

      Paye

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether an individual's PAYE case is automatically cleared when HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) does not receive back an employment history enquiry; and how...

      Pension Credit: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners resident in Northern Ireland have been contacted as part of his Department's pension credit Tax Back campaign.

      Public Sector: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether a Minister or official in his Department has responsibility for promoting Article 19 of the European Union Procurement Directive in respect of the...

      Resource Accounting and Budgeting

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what changes have been made to his Department's guidance on resource account budgeting since 2003; and if he will make a statement.

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the costs, including redundancy payments, and the benefits, including increased tax yield and transaction savings, have been of HM Revenue and Customs'...

      Revenue and Customs

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the loss to the Exchequer arising from official error on the part of HM Revenue and Customs staff in each of the last five years.

      Revenue and Customs: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the HM Revenue and Customs employee headcount was for its (a) PSN and (b) information management services department in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007, (iii)...

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the amount of statutory sick pay not paid by companies in each of the last five years.

      Sick Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which 50 companies owe the most in statutory sick pay contributions; and how much each such company owes in such contributions.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the tax gap in stamp duty land tax in each of the last five years.

      Tax Allowances: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people aged 75 years and over resident in each local authority area in the North West with an annual income...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what forms of individual income are subject to withholding tax but are not part of the Pay As You Earn system; and how the amount to be withheld is...

      Taxation: Companies

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how much HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) charged in fines to (a) partnerships and (b) companies who (i) were fined for not filing their tax returns...

      Taxation: Fraud

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the Exchequer arising from organised fraud in relation to (a) income tax, (b) value added tax, (c) corporation...

      Taxation: Married People

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the (a) number and (b) proportion of children living in poverty who would benefit from measures to benefit married couples through the...

      Taxation: Medical Equipment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, columns 856-57W, on taxation: health professions, if he will consider the merits of bringing...

      Taxation: Self Assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the tax gap for individuals in income tax self assessment in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08.

      Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Valuation Office Agency has spent on the Automated Valuation Model (AVM) for domestic dwellings to date; what the purpose of the AVM for...

      Valuation Office: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the Valuation Office Agency's Geographical Information System is expected to go live in each of the agency's area offices.

      VAT: Charities

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will lift the requirement for registered charities to pay value added tax on digital audio equipment.

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of couples with children receiving (a) child tax credit only and (b) both working tax credit and child tax credit have both...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was spent on each element of (a) working tax credit and (b) child tax credit in each (i) county and (ii) region in each of the last four years.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Newport

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many households in Newport East constituency are in receipt of tax credits.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Rotherham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in working tax credits to eligible households in Rotherham in the latest year for which figures are available.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan and Pakistan: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development which non-governmental organisations are receiving funding from his Department to conduct aid work in (a) Afghanistan and (b)...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department in each year since 1997; what proportion of the...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by his Department to the Iraq Inquiry that...

      Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what proportion of the funding provided by his Department to UNITAID was allocated to tuberculosis drugs, vaccine and diagnostics in...

      Overseas Aid: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what percentage of the £1.5 billion fast start finance for climate change adaptation programmes announced by the Prime Minister at...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to implement the World Health Assembly's resolution 62.15 on prevention and control of multidrug...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to promote the development and production of anti-tuberculosis drugs appropriate for children in...

      Overseas Aid: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to implement commitments made by EU member states in the 2007 Berlin Declaration on Tuberculosis.

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether an assessment has been made of the damage to projects in Gaza which have been (a) built and (b) financed by Government money...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development to what (a) infrastructure, (b) institutions and (c) civic sites that have been built in Gaza since the Oslo Peace Accords the...

      Western Sahara: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the oral answer from the Prime Minister of 13 January 2010, Official R eport, column 688, on Western Sahara, when the...

  • Solicitor-General

    • BAE Systems: Fines

      To ask the Solicitor-General by what date BAE Systems will be required to pay the fine imposed on it in relation to its activities in Tanzania; and if she will make a statement.

    • BAE Systems: USA

      To ask the Solicitor-General what discussions the Attorney-General has had with the US Department of Justice on BAE Systems in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Solicitor-General what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in the Law Officers' Departments in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy used was...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by the Law Officers' Department's to the Iraq Inquiry that Inquiry has...

      Special Advocates

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether special advocates have been employed in cases involving (a) naturalisation judicial reviews, (b) Parole Board hearings, (c) pre-charge detention hearings,...

  • Justice

    • Correctional Services Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) allocated budget for and (b) expenditure on fees for members of the Correctional Services Accreditation Panel was in 2008-09; and if he...

    • Custodial Treatment: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many custodial sentences have been imposed on young offenders in each youth offending team area in each of the last six months.

      Departmental Electronic Equipment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many plasma screen televisions his Department has purchased since 2001; and what the cost has been of purchasing and installing such screens in each...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion of the energy...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff in his Department and its agencies (a) have the status of embedded communicators and (b) are members of the Government Communications...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 many officials...

      Departmental Travel

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

      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 in Suffolk in each year...

      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 driving without a valid MOT certificate in...

      Electoral Register: Overseas Residence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to increase the number of eligible overseas electors who are registered to vote.

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent steps his Department has taken to support victims of human trafficking.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by his Department to the Iraq Inquiry that Inquiry has sought...

      Land Registry: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people the Land Registry employed on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Land Registry: Peterborough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent representations he has received on the proposed closure of the Land Registry's Peterborough office; and if he will make a statement.

      Life Imprisonment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average tariff given with a mandatory life-sentence was in each of the last 10 years.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the (a) role and (b) responsibilities will be of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Offender Management Service (NOMS); and what the (i)...

      Offences Against Children: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 20 May 2009, Official Report, column 1438W, on children: abuse, how many people aged 21 years and over with a previous...

      Open Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 933W, on open prisons, how many prisoners convicted of murder were held in open...

      Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 5 January 2010 from the hon. Member representing the Speaker's Committee on the...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Chesterfield of 7 January 2010, Official Report, column 546W, on prison accommodation, how many places...

      Prisoners Release: Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answers of 2 November 2009, Official Report, columns 741W and 742W, on prisoners' release: domestic violence and prisoners'...

      Prisoners: Foreigners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many convicted foreign national prisoners were released from prisons in England and Wales in the last 12 months.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the relationship between the supply of illicit drugs into prison and the effectiveness of drug treatment in prisons; and...

      Voting Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made a recent assessment of the likely effects of the implementation of a preferential voting system on the number of invalid votes cast...

      Young Offenders: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of (a) juveniles and (b) young adult offenders was reconvicted within two years of release in each year since 1997.

      Youth Justice Board: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding the Youth Justice Board is providing to the Prison Service's Women and Young People Group in 2009-10.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Homebuy providers there are in each region.

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on the Rent to HomeBuy scheme in each region on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the average income of a Rent to HomeBuy (a) tenant and (b) purchaser was in each of the last three years; (2) how...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Rent to HomeBuy completions there have been in 2009-10; and how many households have purchased a stake in their home...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the term Homebuy is monitored as part of (a) his Department's media monitoring and (b) media monitoring undertaken by...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department administer the Homebuy scheme.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times the eligibility criteria for participation in the Homebuy scheme have changed since the inception of the scheme;...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which programmes are included in the Homebuy scheme; how much has been allocated to each such programme to date; and how many...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much funding his Department has allocated to the Homebuy scheme in financial year 2009-10 to date; how much such...

      Buildings: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many properties on the (a) domestic and (b) non-domestic Energy Performance Certificate Register have received more than...

      Community Development: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) assistance to businesses, (b) staffing, (c) administration and (d) publicity under the Local...

      Eco-Towns

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what factors his Department plans to take into account in awarding the (a) minimum and (b) maximum allocations to each...

      Empty Property: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of properties in West Lancashire constituency which have been empty for more than (a)...

      Fire Services: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 770W, on local...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which programme budgets are administered for each Government Department by the Government Offices for the Regions.

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 3 February 2010, Official Report, columns 359-60W, on home...

      Homelessness: Torbay

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

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) the Homes and Communities Agency, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (c) the Tenant Services...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by the (a) Finance and Corporate Services, (b) Strategy, Performance and Research, (c) Investment and...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Loans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 361W, on Homes and Communities Agency and Tenant Services...

      Housing Associations: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing associations have been assigned to grade (a) 3 and (b) 4 following a Tenant Services Authority review of...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much his Department plans to spend on improving the supply and quality of housing in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average Homes and Communities Agency grant per unit was for a new (a) affordable home and (b) home for social rent in...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by his Department on the English House Condition Survey in 2008-09.

      Land Use: Agriculture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the area of farmland of grade (a) 1, (b) 2, (c) 3a, (d) 3b, (e) 4 and (f) 5 taken...

      Local Government Finance: Barnet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 16 October 2009, Official Report, column 1129W, on local government: Barnet, if he will place...

      Local Government: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse has been of the structural review of local government in Norfolk, Suffolk and Devon.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to respond to the letter of 5 January 2010 from the hon. Member for Billericay on his constituent Mr. M. Beiley.

      Mobile Homes Act 1983

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will begin the proposed consultation on reforms to the Mobile Homes Act 1983 within the next two months.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on publicising the (a) Mortgage Rescue Scheme and (b) Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households received an offer on their property under the Mortgage Rescue Scheme in each local authority area in each of...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Mortgage Rescue Scheme monitoring statistics published by his Department on 12 November 2009, how many of...

      New Deal for Communities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent by the New Deal for Communities programme since its inception; and what estimate he has made of the...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the merits of extending the current empty property rate relief scheme beyond April 2010.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much empty property rate relief has cost the Exchequer since 2007; (2) how much empty property rate relief has cost...

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of vulnerable people in each vulnerability group who lived in decent...

      Private Rented Housing: Homelessness

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many private sector properties were leased by (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations in order to house...

      Safer Stronger Communities Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) programmes, (b) staffing, (c) administration and (d) publicity by the Safer and Stronger...

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) staffing, (b) administration and (c) publicity for the Supporting People programme.

      Supporting People Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on the Supporting People programme; and how many people have received assistance under the programme...

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) staffing, (b) administration and (c) publicity for the Working Neighbourhoods Fund.

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on the Working Neighbourhoods Fund; and how many people have received assistance from the funds.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Apprentices: East Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many small and medium-sized businesses in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex are employing apprentices.

    • Apprentices: Feltham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many modern apprenticeships have been started in Feltham and Heston constituency since 1997.

      Apprentices: Hemsworth

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many modern apprenticeships have been started in Hemsworth since 1997.

      Bankruptcy: Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many bankruptcies of (a) individuals in each age group resident in and (b) businesses based in (i) Lewes...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications (a) in total and (b) from businesses registered in Scotland for loans under the Enterprise...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department and its predecessors have taken to support small businesses in Hemsworth since 1997.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the criteria are for the award of a loan to a company under the Enterprise Finance Guarantee Scheme.

      Business: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to business in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK of the adverse...

      Cerebrospinal: Multiple Sclerosis

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will (a) commission and (b) evaluate research into the relationship between chronic cerebrospinal venous...

      Companies: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many mergers of companies have taken place in Birmingham in each of the last three years.

      Construction: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many construction companies in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have received Government assistance in the last...

      Construction: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to take steps to increase the level of liquidity in the construction industry; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff in his Department and its agencies (a) have the status of embedded communicators and (b) are members...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since 3 October 2008; and how many...

      Departmental Video Conferencing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost was of the technical support team required to run the videoconferencing and telepresence facilities in...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the proportion of radio microphones and other programme-making and special events...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to announce his decision on the (a) criteria for compensation eligibility and (b) allocation of...

      Digital Broadcasting: Radio

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of jobs which depend (a) directly and (b) indirectly on the use...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what consideration his Department has given to the effect on the nature of ad hoc assignments of temporary workers of...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what representations he has (a) sought and (b) received from representatives of the agency work industry on the...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has further to consult representatives of the agency work industry prior to the implementation of the...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what impact assessment his Department has undertaken of the Agency Worker Regulations in relation to the (a)...

      Exports: Morocco

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of UK exports to Morocco in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Exports: Saudi Arabia

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the monetary value was of UK exports to Saudi Arabia in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Graduates: Work Experience

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many unique visitors there have been to the (a) Graduate Talent Pool and (b) Our future, its in our hands...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion on average of the budgets of universities in England was spent on (a) teaching undergraduates, (b)...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what proportion of the Higher Education Funding Council for England teaching budget was allocated to (a) full-time...

      Higher Education: Overseas Students

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the likely effects on the economy of an increase in the minimum level qualification for...

      Higher Education: Salford

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many residents of Salford constituency have attended university in each year since 1997.

      Higher Education: Stroud

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what proportion of 18 to 22 year olds exclusively resident in Stroud constituency were studying at university in...

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students enrolled on their first full-time degree course in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Holiday Leave: Feltham

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

      Maternity Leave: Hemsworth

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

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people who have been paid at the national minimum wage rate in the last two...

      Minimum Wage

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people aged between 16 and 24 years in (a) Hemsworth and (b) Wakefield have been paid at the rate of the...

      Minimum Wage: Feltham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of those resident in Feltham and Heston constituency have been paid at the national minimum wage rate since...

      Music: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the likely effects of proposed changes to music licensing legislation on (a)...

      One North East and North East Economic Forum: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments the (a) North East Development Agency and (b) North East Economic Forum has made to Sovereign Strategy...

      Overseas Students: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many foreign students have been refused entry to the UK since 2001; and what the reason for refusal was in each case.

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether all Post Office branches hold information for customers on his Department's consultation on financial and...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of sub-post offices operate as (a) a stand-alone business and (b) one of (i) two, (ii)...

      Post Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many post offices have closed in (a) the UK and (b) Scotland in each year since 1987.

      Post Offices: Bank Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the recommendations of the Consumer Focus report entitled Opportunity Knocks published...

      Regional Development Agencies: Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Beckenham of 6 October 2008, Official Report, column 288W, on...

      Strategic Investment Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding from the £200 million allocated to the Strategic Investment Fund in the 2009 Pre-Budget Report...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost of (a) fee loans, (b) maintenance loans and (c) maintenance grants for full-time higher education...

      Students: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the resource cost of (a) fee loans and (b) maintenance loans for full-time higher education students in England...

      Students: Grants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students received non-repayable maintenance grants from Gloucestershire local authority in each of the last...

      Summertime

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the merits of introducing British Summer Time and Double British Summer Time.

      UK Internet Governance Forum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish the financial reports of the UK Internet Governance Forum for each year since its inception.

      UK Internet Governance Forum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who decided on the membership of the UK Internet Governance Forum; and by what mechanisms members are nominated to...

      UK Internet Governance Forum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will publish records of the meetings of the executive of the UK Internet Governance Forum.

      UK Internet Governance Forum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings the UK Internet Governance Forum has had since its inception.

      UK Internet Governance Forum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who the members are of the UK Internet Governance Forum executive committee; and if he will make a statement.

      UK Internet Governance Forum

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the remit is of the UK Internet Governance Forum.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children In Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of Baroness Morgan of Drefelin of 7 January 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 119WA, on people...

    • Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assistance his Department is providing to the London borough of Hillingdon to support the borough's role in caring for...

      Children: Nutrition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many food vending machines there are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) England, (ii) Leicester and (iii) the...

      Children: Public Law

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many cases were awaiting allocation in public law on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many...

      Class Sizes: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average class size for (a) 5, (b) 6 and (c) 7 year-olds in primary schools was in each London borough in (i) 1990,...

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of invoices from suppliers his Department paid within 10 days of receipt in November and December 2009.

      Departmental Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the average length of time taken by his Department to pay invoices from (a) small and medium-sized...

      Departmental Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which non-departmental public bodies for which his Department is responsible sell information on a commercial basis to (a)...

      Departmental Fines

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which websites his Department's staff are prevented from accessing on departmental networked computers.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many performance reviews were undertaken in respect of staff of his Department and its predecessors in each of the last five...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department and its predecessor spent on (a) new furnishings, (b) works of art and (c) new vehicles in each of the...

      Departmental Telephone Services

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

      Education Maintenance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students received education maintenance allowance in (a) England and (b) Milton Keynes in 2009-10.

      Family Learning Impact Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much has been spent on the Family Learning Impact Fund in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement;...

      Foster Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate has been made of the number and proportion of local authorities which have a policy of considering friends and...

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals achieved three A grades at A-level in 1997.

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals at the end of key stage 4 achieved...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals attended schools at which fewer than 30 per cent. of pupils achieved five A* to C...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students at each secondary school in (a) the City of Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) North Tyneside...

      Health Education: Sex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to change the protection provided for in law against the teaching of sex and relationships education not...

      Home Education Independent Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many representatives he has received on the recommendations of the Badman review of secondary education percentage of these...

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of (a) Key Stage 1 and (b) Key Stage 2 pupils received specialist instrumental or vocal tuition in each of the...

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 14 January 2010, Official Report, column 1123W, on the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: standards,...

      Pre-School Education: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) free nursery and (b) pre-school places were available for (i) three and (ii) four year-olds in Preston in each year...

      Pre-School Education: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many new nurseries have been established in Preston since 1997.

      Primary Education: Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what projections his Department has made of the numbers of primary school children over the next 10 years; and what funding has...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils received more than (a) 15 and (b) 20 fixed-period exclusions in the most recent year for which figures are available.

      Pupils: Epilepsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the number of children with epilepsy in mainstream schools who achieve examination results lower than...

      Pupils: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average per pupil funding in (a) rural, (b) urban and (c) inner London secondary schools was in each year since 1997;...

      Pupils: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has made an estimate of the level of obesity amongst pupils who are eligible for free school meals.

      Schools: Microphones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of state schools in England have a facility for the sound amplification of teachers' voices fitted in the majority...

      Schools: Microphones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has commissioned any recent research on the effects on pupil (a) learning and (b) behaviour of the sound...

      Schools: Playing Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much revenue has accrued from the sale of school playing fields since May 1997; and what area of such fields has been sold in...

      Schools: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effects on schools of changes to the level of expenditure on school sports in Preston...

      Schools: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of schools which hold an annual sports day.

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many schools rated inadequate for (a) behaviour and (b) leadership by Ofsted are also rated (i) inadequate overall,...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many qualified teachers have stopped working as teachers since 2003; (2) how many teachers who had left the maintained...

      Teaching: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions he has had with the General Teaching Council on arrangements for implementation of his Department's proposed...

      Vocational Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effects on students' careers of the availability of vocational courses in schools.

      Young People: Community Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to his Department's press release of 24 April 2009 on community service for young people, from which budgets the...

      Young People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what formula was used to determine the funding allocated to local authorities for 16-plus skills provision in 2010-11.

      Young People: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been awarded to each local authority for 16-plus skills provision in 2010-11.

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of people aged between 16 and 24 years were not in education, employment or training in each region...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of 16 to 19 year-olds in Torbay constituency were (a) in education, training or employment and (b) unemployed in...

  • Home Department

    • Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many primates imported into the UK for the purposes of scientific research during 2008 and 2009 were reported to be sick or dead on arrival.

    • Animal Experiments: Primates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas primate suppliers are accredited by his Department to export non-human primates to the UK; and in which country each is based.

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many anti-social behaviour orders were issued in respect of people (a) under the age of 16 years, (b) aged between 17 and 18 years,...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on programmes to tackle anti-social behaviour in Hemsworth in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2008-09.

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which police forces have had responsibility for the enforcement of a control order upon an individual since 2005; how many control orders...

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure was incurred on private security firms engaged by police forces for the enforcement of control orders in (a) 2006, (b)...

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his Department's total expenditure incurred in respect of the Control Order Review Group was in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d)...

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of legal action associated with control orders in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008...

      Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what awards for costs were made against the Government in respect of individuals appealing against control orders put upon them in (a) 2006,...

      Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests were made by police officers in each year since 1999; and what the average number of arrests per police officer was in each...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applicants for leave to remain have been awaiting a decision for (a) up to six months, (b) up to one year, (c) up to two years,...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what avenues and procedures are available to hon. Members wishing to make representations to decision-makers in the UK Border Agency on...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps he has taken to reduce the number of outstanding asylum applications; how many staff have been assigned to this task in the...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to enable hon. Members to present information to the UK Border Agency on behalf of an asylum applicant in...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of interviews held with asylum seekers by UK Border Agency staff were (a) video and (b) audio recorded in each...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of interviews held with asylum seekers by UK Border Agency staff in Cardiff were (a) video and (b) audio...

      Asylum: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department paid in compensation to the families of asylum seekers (a) in total and (b) in respect of unlawful detention in...

      Asylum: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times on average a failed asylum seeker was transferred between detention centres prior to removal or deportation in the latest...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum seekers received section 4 support in each region in each quarter since 1 April 2007.

      Asylum: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 21 October 2009, Official Report, column 1529W, on asylum:...

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what percentage of passenger movements were tracked by the e-Borders Programme in each month of (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.

      Borders: Personal Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department plans to launch its 12-week consultation on the UK Border Agency's authority to carry scheme.

      British Nationality: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the Nationality Checking Service to be available in Northern Ireland.

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) arrested for, (b) charged with and (c) convicted of aggravated burglary in (i) the Ribble Valley, (ii)...

      Burglary: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes of burglary were recorded in each police division in Sussex in each year since 2005.

      Business: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to extend to small businesses in Essex the fund to provide grants to help small retailers combat crime...

      Cocaine

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department holds on changes in the pattern of cocaine use in the last 10 years.

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) fixed penalty notices, (b) conditional cautions and (c) public disorder notices were issued in England and Wales in each year...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the average (a) number and (b) proportion of crimes committed by an offender in the geographical area within...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research he has undertaken on the efficacy of crime prevention measures in respect of persons who have an acquired brain injury; and if...

      Crime Prevention: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on national awareness campaigns relating to (a) gang crime, (b) gun crime and (c) terrorism in each of the...

      Crime: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the level of recorded crime was in Hounslow constabulary area in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest period for which figures are...

      Crime: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on programmes to tackle the misuse of drugs in Feltham and Heston in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 2008-09.

      Crime: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on how many occasions the methodology used in the compilation of national crime statistics has been changed or redefined since 1997; and if...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many violent crimes against the person have been recorded by police forces in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Crimes of Violence: North East

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports under each category of violent crime have been made in each (a) local authority area in Tyne and Wear and (b) police...

      Crimes of Violence: Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in what proportion of incidents of (a) rape and (b) violence against the person reported in the last five years a caution was issued.

      Dangerous Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints have been made to the police in each police authority area in respect of attacks by dogs in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any written instructions have been provided to his Department's Accounting Officer in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the...

      Departmental Billing

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

      Departmental Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on bottled drinking water in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through the use of external recruitment companies in the latest year...

      Departmental Employment Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment companies in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Harrogate and Knaresborough of 18 January 2010, Official Report, column 29W, on departmental...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the estimated (a) amount and (b) cost was of energy used in his Department and its agencies in each year since 1997; what proportion...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) mobile telephones and (b) Blackberrys were provided to (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in his Department in 2009; and...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion...

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign prisoners convicted of an offence of (a) illegal gun possession and (b) drug dealing have been deported to their country...

      Deportation: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sri Lankan citizens have been deported since 1 May 2009; and if he will make a statement.

      Detainees: Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Sri Lankan citizens are being held in detention in (a) prison and (b) immigration removal centres.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many criminals convicted before the creation of the National DNA Database had given a DNA sample to police.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people under (a) 16, (b) 18 and (c) 21 years old had their profile stored on the National DNA Database on 1 January 2010.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from each ethnic minority had a profile stored on the National DNA Database on 1 January 2010.

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the incidence of domestic violence in England and Wales in each of the last 30 years; if he will make it his...

      Driving Under Influence: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of causing death by careless driving when under the influence of drink or drugs by 16 to 24 years olds there were in...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 344W, on drugs: crime, what the equivalent figures are for 2008.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time was to (a) process a visa application and (b) despatch an approved passport following approval of a visa in...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from each country who were classified as having (a) low and (b) higher level English language skills overstayed in the UK...

      Entry Clearances: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visitors' visas were sponsored by residents of the London Borough of Bexley in the last three years.

      Entry Clearances: Eastern Europe

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visa officers were employed in (a) Tirana, (b) Kiev and (c) Chisinau in (i) each of the last three years and (ii) 2010 on the...

      Entry Clearances: Families

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for visas for family visitors to the UK have been (a) granted and (b) refused in respect of applicants from each (i)...

      Entry Clearances: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy for fees charged for visas to increase in line with inflation.

      Entry Clearances: Indian Subcontinent

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of time taken between the date of adjudication of an entry clearance case in favour of the applicant and the date of...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the appropriateness of the level of fees for spouse settlement visas; and how much revenue accrued from...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the results of the joint review of student visas by his Department and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the economic impact of increasing the minimum level at which non-EU students may come to the UK...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dependants of those with a (a) student visa and (b) student visa relating to a course lasting less than six months entered the UK...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the likely effects on student visitors of implementing the changes proposed in the recent review of Tier 4 of...

      Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of unlicensed handguns in circulation in (a) England and (b) the North West; and if he will...

      Forensic Science Service: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with the management of the Forensic Science Service in London on the future of the London site after the expiry...

      Forensic Science Service: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether relocation packages will be available for skilled Forensic Science Service staff who are to be made redundant at sites listed for...

      Forensic Science Service: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his latest estimate is of the number of redundancies at each Forensic Science Service for which closure is planned.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent on such payments...

      Greater Manchester Police: Forensic Science

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with Greater Manchester Police Force on its decision to hold back all volume crime work from processing by the...

      Hizb ut-Tahrir

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for how many years the group Hizb ut-Tahrir has been active in the UK.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many separate bookings for stays at hotels rated five stars or above were made through the Expotel booking service by his Department in...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps the Government has taken to tackle human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cases of human trafficking were identified in the UK in 2008.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to identify victims of human trafficking.

      Human Trafficking: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people resident in the West Midlands have been (a) charged with and (b) convicted of trafficking for sexual exploitation in each...

      Illegal Immigrants: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what percentage of people caught entering the UK illegally were deported in each of the last five years.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment is made of the mental well-being of detainees in immigration detention centres.

      Immigrants: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has made an estimate of the number of immigrants with work permits who have worked in Merseyside since 1997.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of claims for indefinite leave to remain were (a) granted and (b) declined within (i) three months, (ii) six months, (iii)...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the full chronology is of the processing of the hon. Member for Thurrock's constituent's case, Ref J269056, since the granting of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the full chronology is of the processing of the hon. Member for Thurrock's constituent's case, Ref G354413; CTS Ref No. M12456/9, since...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for leave to remain in the UK were made outside the immigration rules in the last 12 months.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many powers relating to immigration have been (a) created and (b) amended by legislation sponsored by his Department since 1997.

      Immigration: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to assist those who are unable to afford the fee required for an extension to a UK visa.

      Immigration: Yemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many citizens of Yemen have been refused entry to the UK on grounds of links to terrorism in each of the last five years.

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) documents and (b) other items of information in electronic format provided by his Department to the Iraq Inquiry that Inquiry...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 22 October 2009, Official Report, column 1645W, on local government finance,...

      Mephedrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to the inclusion of a question on mephedrone use in the British Crime Survey.

      Mephedrone

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received from the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs in respect of mephedrone use.

      Milngavie Reservoir: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent (a) discussions and (b) correspondence he has had with (i) Ministers in the Scottish Executive and (ii) representatives of...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many time-served foreign prisoners held in the UK border Agency's detention estate (a) went missing without permission and (b)...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will estimate the effect on expenditure as classified in the (a) common passport and identity card and (b) passport-specific section...

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the differences are between the fee structures for passport applications for British citizens resident overseas and those resident in the UK.

      Passports: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he plans to increase the UK passport application fee in 2010.

      Passports: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many dispatched passports have been reported lost since November 2007; and what estimate he has made of the number of such lost passports...

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers in each police force in England were on each category of restricted duties in each reporting period from 1997 to...

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department has issued to police forces on removing records from the Police National Computer relating to people who have...

      Police National Computer

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many personal records have been removed from the Police National Computer in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Police: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the (a) average and (b) average target response time for police attendance at the scene of an incident...

      Police: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time police officers there were in Feltham and Heston (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which information is available.

      Police: Football

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the expenditure was of the UK Football Policing Unit in England and Wales in each year since 2003.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many powers of entry have been (a) created and (b) amended by legislation sponsored by his Department since 1997.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at the University of Westminster on 25 October 2007, on liberty, for what reasons the proposed...

      Powers of Entry: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the public consultation to be undertaken as part of Lord West's review of powers of entry will commence.

      Public Holidays

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the introduction of an additional public holiday; and if he will make a statement.

      Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much has been spent on the (a) Facilitated Returns Scheme and (b) Assisted Voluntary Returns programme in each year of their operation;...

      Repatriation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offenders were removed from the country under the Facilitated Returns Scheme in each year from October 2006 to October 2009; what...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many registered sex offenders in England and Wales have been found not to be residing at their registered address in each year since 1998.

      Smuggling: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ships were searched by HM Revenue and Customs in UK ports in each of the last three years.

      Smuggling: Shipping

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many ships were searched by HM Revenue and Customs in Northern Ireland ports in each of the last three years.

      Special Advocates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether special advocates have been employed in cases involving (a) control orders, (b) the Special Immigration Appeals Commission,...

      Stun Guns

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the potential for use by the police of the extended range electronic projectile Taser.

      Theft: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of thefts of cars facilitated through the theft of car keys.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints UK Border Agency managers have received from staff intending to become whistleblowers in each of the last five years; and...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints the UK Border Agency (UKBA) received against its staff (a) for each given reason and (b) from each type of UKBA service...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about racism involving UK Border Agency staff were received from asylum seekers in each of the smallest geographical...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints relating to incidents of violence by UK Border Agency staff were received from asylum seekers in each of the smallest...

      UK Border Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 587W, on UK Border Agency: contracts, which contractors were awarded the...

      UK Border Agency: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of violence by asylum seekers against UK Border Agency staff were recorded in each of the smallest geographical areas for...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of service at the UK Border Agency has been of (a) case-owners and (b) casework team leaders (i) in Cardiff and...

      UK Border Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of UK Border Agency legal staff (a) in Cardiff and (b) nationally are qualified (i) solicitors, (ii)...

      UK Border Agency: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place to ensure the consistency of immigration application decisions taken by different UK Border Agency offices; and...

      UK Border Agency: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of UK Border Agency case owners based in Cardiff have had their contracts terminated for each reason in each of...

      UK Border Agency: Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of UK Border Agency case owners had their contracts terminated for each reason in each of the last five years;...

      UK Border Agency: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what (a) equality and (b) cultural awareness training is (i) compulsory and (ii) made voluntarily available for UK Border Agency employees;...

      Vandalism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of vandalism have been reported in (a) England, (b) Suffolk, (c) Bedfordshire, (d) Cambridgeshire, (e) Essex, (f)...

      Yarl's Wood Detention Centre: Hunger Strikes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what reports he has received on (a) an ongoing hunger strike by women at Yarl's Wood immigration removal centre and (b) the reasons given...

  • House of Lords

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to review the quota system for gallantry medals in light of the intensity of fighting in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will issue appropriate units of the United Kingdom forces in Afghanistan with tactical beacons (TACBEs) in order to improve their ability to communicate.

      Afghanistan: Mining

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that United Kingdom companies know of opportunities for Afghan mining contracts.

      Africa: Armed Conflict

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the estimate in the report by the International Action Network on Small Arms, Oxfam and Saferworld, Africa's Missing Billions,...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the cost to HM Treasury of freezing beer duty in the forthcoming Budget. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the...

      Armed Forces: Homecoming

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the police are protecting armed forces homecoming parades from unlawful protesters.

      Armed Forces: Suppliers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Quentin Davies, on 3 November 2009 (HC Deb, col. 832W), on what basis...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many asylum cases they are dealing with; and how many of them are legacy cases.

      Asylum Seekers: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 15 December 2009 (WA 192), how many of the 9,275 failed asylum seekers have now been removed.

      Asylum Seekers: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 3 December 2009 (WA 63), how much money was spent on removing failed asylum seekers in each of the last...

      Banking Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has been paid out of the Consolidated Fund under section 228 of the Banking Act 2009; to what bodies payments were made; and how much of that money was...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 27 January (WA 329-30), how much Landsbanki paid to the Financial Services Authority to exercise the top-up offered...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 27 January (WA 329-30), whether their objective of minimising costs to the taxpayer in relation to the United...

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 27 January (WA 329-30), what were the common law powers used to guarantee and repay all the deposits by United...

      Benefits: Non-British Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether European Union nationals are eligible to claim child-related benefits when their children are not resident in the United Kingdom; and, if so, how much was...

      Biometric Data

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons have had their biometric data taken by Counter Terrorism Command under Schedule 7 to the Terrorism Act 2000; how many of those have applied to the...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether it is possible to be a British National (Overseas) and British Overseas citizen concurrently; and whether an otherwise stateless person holding both...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how an applicant should fill out sections 1.17 to 1.40 of Home Office form B(OS) if the anglicised spelling, place of birth, date of birth or nationality of the...

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what nationality an applicant should state on Home Office form B(OS) for their parent or grandparent who was born in undivided India but did not acquire Indian...

      Buying Solutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria firms must meet to be listed in a Buying Solutions Management Consultancy and Accounting Services framework agreement; how many firms are part of...

      CCTV

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many closed-circuit television cameras there are in London. To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the effect of the installation of closed-circuit...

      China

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have raised with the government of China the case of Gao Zhisheng, a human rights lawyer who was imprisoned on 4 February 2009; and whether they will...

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their negotiators at climate change conferences utilise the work of the Optimum Population Trust, particularly its statement Population and Climate Change...

      Communities: Faith Forums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which groups, causes or organisations were funded in each round of the Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund programme; how much was given to each; and how much...

      Communities: Faith Forums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which groups, causes or organisations were funded in each round of the Faiths in Action Fund; how much was given to each; and how much funding is to be allocated.

      Communities: Faith Forums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which Regional Faith Forums were funded in each of the past three years; by how much; and how much funding is to be allocated.

      Communities: Faith Forums

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made on the development of regional Faith Links; what funding has already been allocated; and what funding has yet to be allocated.

      Community Cohesion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding has been allocated to each regional development agency to promote community cohesion in 2010-11; and what portion of that funding has been already...

      Crime: Universal Jurisdiction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received a request from the United Nations Secretary-General under paragraph 1 of United Nations General Assembly Resolution 64/117 for...

      Crime: Violence

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of violence against the person offences including physical harm they estimate would not have been recorded prior to the introduction of the...

      Cycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 2 February (WA 16-17), whether the Fixed Penalty Procedures Working Group collects data on the percentage...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2 February (WA 17), what steps they have taken, as a guarantor power, to reconcile differences...

      Deforestation: Compensation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will hold discussions with the main countries affected by deforestation on financial compensation for protecting forests against deforestation.

      Department for International Development: Overseas Projects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what effect the fall in the value of sterling has had on overseas projects carried out by the Department for International Development.

      Development Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they ensure that development programmes take account of conflicts; how they assess whether development assistance in conflict-affected and fragile countries...

      Education: Overseas Students

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they are ceasing to use visa letters for foreign students applying to come to the United Kingdom; what is the difference between such a letter and a...

      Elections: Burundi and Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to long-term observation missions to monitor elections in (a) Burundi, and (b) Rwanda, in 2010.

      Elections: Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government, what assessment they have made of recent reports by Human Rights Watch and other human rights organisations of incidents of intimidation against members of...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord Truscott on 25 June 2007 (WA 96-8) and by Lord Drayson on 15 January 2010 (WA 197), how the research councils have engaged...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 28 January (WA 365), what are the (a) prefix, and (b) title, of each file held by the Better Regulation Executive...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make funding to the International Planned Parenthood Federation and the United Nations Population Fund dependent on those bodies not supporting...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 14 January (WA 170-1), whether the mistake concerning research licence numbers has occurred with respect to...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 8 February (WA 81), whether the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has lost any records following a...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 8 February (WA 81-2), what are the costs of providing information about the number and nature of Human...

      Energy: Generation Projects

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 3 February (HL Deb, col 198), what are the energy generation projects for which (a) consent has been given,...

      EU: Non-compliance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 1 February (WA 6), what is the severest sanction that the European Union can impose on member...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many projects involving credit terms of less than two years have been supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each of the past five years; and...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many projects of less than £10 million in value have been supported by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each of the past five years; and what...

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many projects were screened for the use of child labour by the Export Credits Guarantee Department in each of the past five years.

      Export Credits Guarantee Department

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Export Credits Guarantee Department will continue to screen all projects for the use of child labour.

      Finance: Alternative Investment Market

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Lord Myners on 27 January, what are the definitions in the European directive on prospectuses which prevent Alternative Investment...

      Financial Institutions: Auditors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by central government departments and their agencies on audit services in each of the last five years for which information is available.

      Financial Institutions: Auditors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure they are getting value for money from audit firms; and what steps they are taking to ensure that medium-sized firms have...

      Financial Institutions: Auditors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they have undertaken into the possible savings that might be achieved from using audit services of smaller firms not currently on approved lists.

      Financial Institutions: Auditors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what criteria are used to determine whether a firm can be put on the approved list for audit services.

      Financial Institutions: Environmentally Friendly

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to ensure that where financial institutions offer products claiming to be driven by environmental considerations their claims are easily...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the European Union about supplies of diesel fuel to the central power station in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the European Union and with non-governmental organisations concerning power supplies in Gaza.

      Government Departments: Bonuses

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

      Government Departments: Cars

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of providing official cars for (a) ministers, and (b) officials, in the financial years 2003-04, 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07 and 2007-08.

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was spent by departments and their agencies on consultancy and advisory work in each of the last five years for which information is available.

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure they are getting value for money from consultancy and advisory firms; and what steps they are taking to ensure that medium...

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what investigations they have undertaken into possible savings from using consultancy and advisory services of smaller firms not on approved lists.

      Government Departments: Muslim Organisations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings the Home Secretary and ministers in his department have had with Muslim organisations in each of the past three years; and what were the purposes...

      Government: Law Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the constitutional conventions and principles governing the circumstances in which Ministers of the Crown may seek to influence the advice given by Law...

      Hillsborough Castle Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in relation to Section 3.3 of the agreement at Hillsborough Castle of 5 February, there was any or full consultation with and consent by Sir Reg Empey and...

      Hillsborough Castle Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in relation to sections 1.2 and 1.3 of the Agreement at Hillsborough Castle of 5 February, the appointment of the Justice Minister is intended to set a...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Helen Goodman, on 30 November 2009 (HC Deb, col. 391W), whether...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have submitted any observations in response to the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Taxquet v Belgium (application 926/05); and, if...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 7 December 2009 (WA 88), whether the 3,659 foreign nationals who received a custodial sentence of 12 months in 2008...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people (a) took, and (b) passed, the Life in the UK Test in each month of 2009.

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many foreign national prisoners were deported in each of the last three years.

      Immigration: Yarl's Wood

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cause of the recent hunger strike at Yarl's Wood Detention Centre; how many people were arrested; how many suffered injuries;...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many installations exist of the type covered in description 5 in Schedule 1 to the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what will be the minimum size of a chemical installation under description 6 in Schedule 1 to the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment)...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many pipelines exist of the type covered in description 16 in Schedule 1 to the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009 (SI...

      Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether application W/09/1258 to Warwick District Council for a new marina qualifies under description 12 of the Infrastructure Planning (Environmental Impact...

      International Planned Parenthood Federation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the annual reports of the International Planned Parenthood Federation for each of the last two years,...

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations from the public they have received in the last 12 months about a one-state solution to the Palestine-Israel situation.

      Israel: Imports and Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total value of European Union exports to Israel in each of the last three years; and what was the total value of imports from Israel to the European...

      Justice: Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have received representations from other states since 13 December 2009 in relation to the United Kingdom's arrest warrant procedure in cases where...

      Korea

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will propose co-hosting with the government of South Korea an international summit on human rights on the Korean peninsula.

      Marine Environment: British Indian Ocean Territory

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the declaration of a Marine Protected Area in the British Indian Ocean Territory would impose limits on the operation of the United States/United Kingdom...

      National Identity Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Attorney General has a National Identity Card; and, if so, on what date she was enrolled on the National Identity Register. To ask Her Majesty's...

      National Identity Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Chancellor of the Exchequer and other ministers in HM Treasury have National Identity Cards; and, if so, on what dates they were enrolled on the...

      National Identity Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and other ministers in his department have National Identity Cards; and, if so, on what...

      NHS: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what deadline they have set for primary care trusts in England to complete their Commissioners' Investment and Asset Management Strategies; what assessment they...

      North Korea: Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2 February (HL Deb, col 114), what assessment they have made of claims that significant amounts of dollars...

      Northern Ireland Office: Freedom of Information Act 2000

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many requests for information the Northern Ireland Office has received under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 in each year since 2005; and how many they...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Northern Ireland Office was asked to sanction the visit to Uganda in September and October 2009 by the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human...

      Northern Ireland: Human Rights Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Office was asked to sanction the visit to East Timor by the Chief Commissioner of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in...

      Northern Ireland: Peter Robinson

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the statement on the BBC "Today" programme by the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, Shaun Woodward, saying Peter Robinson has "cleared his name"...

      Official Secrets Act

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all Ministers are subject to the Official Secrets Acts.

      Older People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they advertised the consultation on Building a Society for All Ages; by what means; for how long; and at what cost.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to continue personal interviews for passport applicants, given that only two applications out of 291,190 were rejected in 2009.

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British passports were reported stolen or misplaced in each of the last 12 years.

      Patents: Single European Patent

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of proposals for the single European patent to be available in only one international and one country of origin language.

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many burglaries have been reported to the Police Service of Northern Ireland in each of the last eight quarters; how many burglaries involved breaking into the...

      Ports: Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what meetings the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills and the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government have had about the...

      Ports: Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the Association of British Ports with regard to the repayment of rebates in business rates which they have received in respect...

      Ports: Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what advice they have issued to the Valuation Office Agency concerning the collection of arrears of backdated business rates from port-side operators as a result...

      Poverty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to implement the recommendations in the White Paper Eliminating World Poverty: building our Common Future on security and access to...

      Prime Minister's Office: Pay Gaps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the pay gaps were in respect of gender, race and disability among employees in the Prime Minister's Office on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their approach to prisoner education takes account of the research by A. Pike and T. Irwin into improving access to higher education and distance learning...

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to adopt in England and Wales the use of prison officers as learning advocates, as in Northern Ireland.

      Prisoners: Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the transfer of responsibility for the education of young offenders from Learning and Skills Councils to local authorities, funds from local...

      Prisons: Costs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the average annual cost of keeping a prisoner in jail in (a) Northern Ireland, and (b) England; and what is the average length of time it takes to bring a...

      Railways: Timetables

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what directions have been given to Network Rail and the Office of Rail Regulation to reduce the practice of operators extending timetabled journey times to improve...

      Regulatory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the titles of all regulatory bodies reporting to departments.

      Regulatory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements exist for the accountability of regulatory bodies to Parliament.

      Regulatory Bodies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which regulatory bodies have been subject to a value for money or appropriation account inquiry by the National Audit Office since 1997.

      Schools: Foreign Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the self-evaluation form (SEF) used by schools to prepare for an Ofsted inspection was revised in September 2009 to delete the specific reference to languages...

      Shipping: Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules govern the General Lighthouse Authorities' expenditure on hospitality and entertainment. To ask Her Majesty's Government what regard (a) the officers...

      Shipping: Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the General Lighthouse Authorities are public authorities under the Freedom of Information Act 2000; and, if so, how many requests under the Act each...

      Shipping: Marine Guidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the update to Marine Guidance Note 298.

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many acts of piracy have been committed against British vessels since the publication of Marine Guidance Note 298.

      Sport: Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how the business rates revaluation this year will affect amateur sports clubs.

      Sport: Clubs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place to ensure that amateur sports clubs are not adversely affected by the business rates revaluation.

      Sport: Greyhound Racing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) licensed, and (b) independent, greyhound racing tracks operated in England in (a) 2000, (b) 2005, and (c) 2007; and how many operate now.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Sri Lanka about social, ethnic and religious harmony.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the rehabilitation of internally displaced persons in Sri Lanka.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made or intend to make representations to the government of Sri Lanka concerning their proposed religious anti-conversion legislation.

      Stamp Duty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would the change in revenue be from stamp duty land tax if the rules for stamp duty land tax were to change such that it was levied on a look-through basis...

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated annual cost to the state of tax avoidance schemes currently undertaken by (a) companies, and (b) individuals, which have been notified to HM...

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated annual cost to the state of tax evasion by (a) individuals, and (b) companies.

      Taxation: Avoidance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much tax they anticipate recovering as a result of investigations for (a) tax evasion, and (b) tax avoidance in (1) 2008-09, and (2) 2009-10.

      Taxation: Capital Gains Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what would be (a) the revenue implications, and (b) the additional number of people who would pay tax, if the capital gains tax rules were widened to encompass all...

      Teenage Pregnancies

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many girls under 16 years old became pregnant in each year since 2005; in how many cases the father was also under 16 years old; and in how many cases the...

      Trinity House

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much Trinity House spent on hospitality and entertainment in each of the last 10 years.

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda over (a) the production-sharing agreement between Tullow Oil and the government of Uganda over oil...

      Uganda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Uganda about Uganda's Political Parties and Organisations Act which requires Ugandan political parties to...

      United Nations Population Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the annual reports of the United Nations Population Fund for each of the last two years, together...

      Vehicles: Snow Chains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government under what road conditions snow chains are permitted to be used by (a) cars, and (b) heavy goods vehicles.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether visas for immigrants are granted in response to requests from companies which are having difficulty in finding bus drivers; and, if so, how many such visas...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why citizens of Pakistan are required to leave their passports with the Consulate whilst applying for a United Kingdom visa, thus precluding their travel elsewhere.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they make or will make special arrangements for academics from Pakistan who collaborate on a regular basis with British academics to have their visas to...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many dependants of students from countries outside the European Union granted visas to study in the United Kingdom have themselves been granted visas and...

      Worker Registration Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of European Union migrants known to be resident in the United Kingdom have registered on the Workers' Registration Scheme, broken down by region;...

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