Written answers

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many single payments were made in each of the last three years for which figures are available; how many such payments...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at which locations the Single Payment Scheme is administered; how many people administer the scheme at each such location;...

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dogs have been seized under the provisions of the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products his Department uses; and what his Department's...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many households in England had (a) black sack and (b) wheeled containers for residual waste in each year since 2000.

      Local Government: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what datasets not in the National Indicator Set (a) his Department and (b) the Environment Agency regularly collects from...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to reply to the letters of 20 November 2009 and 22 January 2010 from the right hon. Member for Maidstone and...

      Rural Payments Agency: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs at which locations the Rural Payments Agency has had offices in each year since 2005; and how many staff the Agency employed...

      Rural Payments Agency: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he has any proposals to reduce the number of (a) Rural Payments Agency offices and (b) staff employed at each such office.

      Waste Disposal: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions his Department had with the European Commission on proposals to establish an EU waste implementation agency.

      Waste Improvement Network: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has given to the Waste Improvement Network in each year since the Network's inception; and how much...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of improving digital coverage in Northern Ireland before the digital...

    • Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the proportion of households in Northern Ireland with access to (a) national DAB services from the BBC and...

      Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he plans to expand digital capacity in Northern Ireland to allow stations currently available on analogue to provide digital...

      Digital Broadcasting: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has made an estimate of the number of local commercial radio stations in Northern Ireland without a digital migration pathway.

      Listed Events Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations he has received from Ofcom in respect of the David Davies Review of Listed Events.

      Listed Events Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 664W, on sports: television, what mechanisms will be used to resolve...

      Olympic Games 2012: Culture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the budget is for the Cultural Olympiad.

      Public Libraries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what timetable he has set for the proposed ending of the statutory requirement on local authorities to provide a comprehensive and...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Members: Expenses

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was paid to Detica as part of the investigation into the leaking of hon. Members' expenses files in 2009.

    • Parliament: Energy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many annunciator screens have been replaced for each reason in the last 12 months; and at what cost those...

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much the Government Olympic Executive spent on travel for (a) officials and (b) Ministers to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many of his Department's officials were classified as working in (a) England and (b) Scotland in each of the last three years; how many are so...

  • Transport

    • A12: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans he has to (a) upgrade, (b) improve safety and (c) relieve congestion on the A12 between its junction with the M25 and Witham;...

    • Aviation: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it a legal requirement for commercial passenger airlines to provide free lavatory facilities for passengers on all...

      Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department has spent on national concessionary bus travel for pensioners since the scheme's introduction in (a) Chorley, (b)...

      Bus Services: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the contribution which will be made from the public purse to the Greater Manchester Cross City Bus Travel...

      Dartford-Thurrock Crossing: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans he has to introduce a facility for payment of tolls by credit or debit card at the Dartford-Thurrock river crossing.

      Driving Under Influence: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many and what proportion of road deaths in each local authority area involved at least one driver with a blood alcohol level in excess...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many fewer train services will run on the East Coast Mainline to and from (a) Retford and London and (b) Retford and Leeds in the next...

      EC Transport Policy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many other nations shared the UK position at the meeting of EU Transport Ministers on 12 February 2010 in A Coruña, Spain that the...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many vehicles were impounded for unpaid vehicle excise duty in each of the last three years.

      Metronet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what assessment his Department has made of the performance of Metronet against its objectives since its transfer to Transport for...

      Parking: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what mechanism is available to enable disabled people to challenge service providers who do not meet the requirements of the Disability...

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress has been made on reducing levels of overcrowding on the passenger rail service between Chelmsford and London Liverpool Street;...

      Railways: Rugby

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will encourage train operating companies to increase the provision of rail services between Rugby and Scotland and the North West of...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assistance the Government are giving to (a) Essex county council and (b) other local authorities to repair potholes and damage to...

      Stagecoach Group: Judicial Review

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the status is of the judicial review in relation to Stagecoach and concessionary bus fares.

      Tube Lines

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions his Department has had with the Mayor of London on the future role of Tube Lines in the maintenance, renewal and upgrading...

      Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many drivers disputed a claim by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency that they had not submitted a statutory off-road notification...

      Vehicles: Registration

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many vehicles built before 1 January 1973 there were registered in the UK in (a) 1997, (b) 2003 and (c) 2009.

  • Treasury

    • Child Benefit: Glasgow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many parents and guardians in Glasgow North East constituency have received child benefit since 2004.

    • Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has classified community infrastructure levy as a form of taxation.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 7 January 2010, Official Report, column 563W, on departmental pay, how many and what proportion of staff of his Department...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.

      Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of the term (a) actual and (b) vacant is used for the purposes of property returns for the e-PIMS database; and what proportion of central...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue has accrued to the Exchequer from duty on sales of cider in each year since 2005.

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made against the 2006 target to reduce carbon emissions from road vehicles used for Government administrative operations by 15 per...

      Inheritance Tax: Dundee

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what revenue accrued to the Exchequer from inheritance tax levied on estates in Dundee East constituency in the last five years.

      Inheritance Tax: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many estates in the UK inheritance tax was paid in each year since 1996.

      Inheritance Tax: Leeds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much revenue accrued to the Exchequer from inheritance tax on estates in Leeds North West constituency in the last five years.

      Insurance: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to give the Financial Services Authority the power to consider cases of unreasonable buildings insurance premiums charged...

      Leave

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average number of contracted days' paid holiday was in the (a) public and (b) private sector on each industrial category in the most recent year...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Garages and Petrol Stations:

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many petrol retail stations were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in 1997; and how many there are on the 2010 Rating List.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Retail Trade

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total rateable value is of hereditaments classified as retail properties; and for how many such properties the rateable value is (a) under...

      Pension Credit: Leeds

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many pensioners resident in Leeds North West constituency have been contacted as part of his Department's pension credit tax back campaign.

      Revenue and Customs: Surveillance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) requests and (b) approvals for authorisation for HM Revenue and Customs to carry out (a) property interference, (b) intrusive surveillance...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the merits of restricting firms from using offshore companies to avoid stamp duty land tax.

      Tax Allowances

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer in each financial year from 2010-11 to 2013-14 of introducing a transferable personal allowance, limited...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many self-assessment forms required clerical action in (a) 2006, (b) 2007, (c) 2008 and (d) 2009; and for what reasons a self-assessment case may...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) number of companies which have taken up the three-year carry-back of losses option since its implementation and (b)...

      Valuation Office Agency: Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on how many occasions the Valuation Office Agency's public website has been offline in the last 12 months.

      Valuation Office Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of the Valuation Office Agency's (a) staff and (b) council tax inspectors are (i) male and (ii) female.

      Valuation Office Agency: North East

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Valuation Office Agency staff in offices in (a) the North East and (b) North Lincolnshire worked on the separate rating of port businesses in...

      VAT: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 783W, on VAT: local government, how much...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Aberdeenshire

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many individuals in Banff and Buchan constituency receive tax credits; and what the average weekly level of such credits was in the latest period for...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Glasgow

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people in Glasgow North East constituency have received (a) child tax credit and (b) working tax credit since 2004.

      Welfare Tax Credits: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people were in receipt of tax credits in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carers' Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in what circumstances an asset owned by a carer in receipt of the carer's allowance may be disregarded for the purposes of an application for...

    • Departmental ICT

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many designs for its website her Department has commissioned since 2005.

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much of the additional £5 billion announced in (a) pre-Budget report 2008 and (b) the Budget 2009 has been allocated to (i)...

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on (a) communications, (b) marketing, (c) advertising and (d) external public relations in 2009.

      Departmental Responsibilities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of her Department's staff at each grade work in the Benefit Simplification Unit; what targets have been set for the Unit; what recent...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate she has made of the proportion of benefit and pension claimants calling her Department's telephone inquiry lines from...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons 36 per cent. of employment support allowance cases conducted between October 2008 and February 2009 were closed before their...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she expects a system for the central holding of information relating to personal capability assessment and claims for incapacity benefit...

      Employment and Support Allowance: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of applicants for employment and support allowance have been classified as disabled; (2) how many and what...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what job outcome evidence her Department has collected for (a) the day one offer, (b) the six month offer, (c) support for unemployed...

      Employment Schemes: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken to help new female claimants of jobseeker's allowance to find long-term employment in the last 12 months.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) in which (a) Jobcentre Plus districts, (b) local authorities and (c) constituencies Future Jobs Fund jobs are not available to young...

      Employment: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the number of people seeking employment in the (a) engineering industry, (b) life sciences sector,...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many accepted Future Jobs Fund bids were initially rejected.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many accepted Future Jobs Fund bids are expected to create fewer than 30 jobs.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate has been made of the number of jobs each accepted Future Jobs Fund bid will create.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many social enterprises have participated in the Future Jobs Fund; (2) how many jobs created under the Future Jobs Fund have been in...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) pursuant to the answer of 2 February 2010 to the hon. Member for South Dorset, Official Report, column 258W, on the Future Jobs Fund, of...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in (a) the arts and (b) the media have been created under the Future Jobs Fund since its inception.

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent estimate her Department has made of the (a) number and (b) proportion of current claimants of incapacity benefit who are not...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of off-flows from incapacity benefit have been due to claimants moving into work in each year since 1997.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the qualifying criteria are for industrial injuries disablement benefit for those with osteoarthritis of the knee.

      Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions by what means the proportion of disablement is determined for former miners making a claim for industrial injuries disablement benefit in...

      Jobcentre Plus: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Jobcentre Plus in each region has spent on (a) redundancies and (b) recruitment in each month since January 2009; and if she will...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of jobseeker's allowance have been identified through the Labour Market System as being unemployed for 22 out of 24 months...

      New Deal for Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many young people aged between 16 and 24 years old in (a) Chesterfield, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England have taken part in the New Deal...

      New Deal for Partners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many partners in (a) Chesterfield, (b) Derbyshire and (c) England have taken part in the New Deal for Partners in each month since...

      Pathways to Work

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will publish the latest cumulative performance data for Pathways to Work providers.

      Pathways to Work: Feltham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Feltham and Heston constituency have (a) started Pathways to Work and (b) made recorded job starts under Pathways to Work...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many pensioners resident in Stroud constituency were officially defined as poor in each year since 1997; (2) what her most recent...

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to ensure that eligible pensioners receive their entitlement to (a) cold weather payments and (b) pension...

      Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have moved into self-employment under the six-month offer introduced on 6 April 2009; how many people have received the...

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the costs to her Department arising from the severe weather conditions in the period 4 January to 18 January...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how much her Department has spent on (a) incapacity benefit, (b) employment and support allowance and (c) severe disablement allowance...

      Social Security Benefits: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support, (c) incapacity benefit and (d)...

      Social Security Benefits: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued on the treatment in the benefits system of (a) current members of the armed forces, (b) spouses and...

      Social Security Benefits: Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what additional processing work attributable to the recession which has fallen to her Department is being undertaken with the assistance of...

      Social Security Benefits: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support, (c) incapacity benefit and (d)...

      Social Security Benefits: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance have left the benefit for employment since its introduction.

      Social Security Benefits: Fibromyalgia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to examining medical practitioners carrying out assessments for eligibility for disability living...

      Social Security Benefits: Na h-Eileanan an Iar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people were in receipt of pension credits in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are available;...

      Social Security Benefits: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of (a) employment and support allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) severe...

      Social Security Benefits: Obesity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants of (a) incapacity benefit/severe disablement allowance and (b) employment and support allowance had a primary diagnosis of...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many employees of each (a) sex and (b) age have been contracted (i) in and (ii) out of the state second pension scheme in each year since...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what sanctions are available in relation to compulsory employment or training programmes; and how many times each such sanction has been...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate her Department has made of its expenditure on out-of-work benefits in each year since 1980, expressed in real terms; (2)...

      Unemployment: Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households there were in which (a) both parents and (b) one parent in a married or cohabiting couple claimed jobseeker's allowance...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 213W, on social security benefits: medical examinations, what guidance her...

      Work Capability Assessment: Parkinson's Disease

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance her Department has issued to GPs on Parkinson's disease and medical assessments of individuals' fitness for work.

  • Home Department

    • Anti-terrorism Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1054W, on control orders, if he will hold discussions with law reporters...

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department and its agencies have made of the accuracy of the data stored on the Automatic Number Plate Recognition...

      Blaydon

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

      Burglary

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what the rate of recovery has been of items stolen in reported incidents of aggravated burglary in each of the last five years; (2)...

      Control Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department spent on private security firms in respect of the oversight of individuals subject to a control order in each...

      Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) prosecutions, (b) convictions and (c) orders there have been under section 14 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department plans to spend on television advertisements in 2009-10.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many special advisers have been employed by his Department in each year since 1997; and what the average salary was for those special...

      Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many migrants were deported from the UK on the grounds that their presence was not conducive to the public good in each of the past 10 years.

      Deportation: Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals sentenced to one year or more in prison were not removed from the UK following the end of their sentence in each...

      Drugs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the trends in levels of illegal drugs sold by Somali nationals in (a) Southend and (b) England and Wales.

      Feltham

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

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the Inter-Departmental Ministerial Group on Trafficking will next meet; and whether it plans to discuss the evaluation of its work on...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration officers have been stationed at postal hubs or depots in England and Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were convicted of (a) entering the UK in breach of a deportation order or without leave, (b) remaining in the UK after...

      Immigration: Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been detained in immigration removal centres having been granted leave to remain in UK for a given period, broken down...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 7 December 2009 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr. R. A. Ansari.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) cautions, (b) on-the-spot fines and (c) formal warnings were issued by each police force in (i) 2007-08 and (ii) 2008-09.

      Police: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the number of hand held ICT devices used by police officers to receive information from and transmit...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to increase the number of frontline police officers in England and Wales in the next five years.

      Police: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) median and (b) mean salary of a police constable in each police force was in (i) cash and (ii) real terms in each year since 1997.

      Prisoners: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign national prisoners were removed from the UK in each of the past 10 years.

      Sandwell

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to the borough of Sandwell, the effects on that borough of...

      Telephone Tapping: Newspaper Press

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, columns 701-02W, on telephone tapping, how many individuals have been warned by...

      United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff (a) have been and (b) are seconded to work in the United Kingdom Human Trafficking Centre from (i) the Police, (ii) the UK...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • British Nuclear Fuels: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the salary was of the Chief Executive of British Nuclear Fuels plc in 2009.

    • Climatic Research Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has provided to the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Thefts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many thefts from his Department have been recorded since its inception.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what support the (a) Energy Savings Trust and (b) Carbon Trust has provided to the residents of Stroud constituency in each year...

      Environment Protection: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of the 1.2 million green jobs the Government plans to create by 2020 which are likely to be...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department holds information for benchmarking purposes on feed-in-tariff schemes on other EU member states.

      Natural Gas :Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will review Lancashire County Council's recent decision to refuse planning permission for additional gas storage capacity in that...

      Nuclear Power Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the merits of pebble-bed technology in the design of new nuclear reactors.

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints (a) his Department and (b) Eaga have received in relation to (i) the installation and (ii) failure of boilers...

  • Wales

    • Future Jobs Fund: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which companies in Wales have made successful applications to the Future Jobs Fund; how many jobs have been created in respect of each application; when...

  • Justice

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

    • Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.

      Ex-Servicemen: Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether people (a) whose date of birth was unavailable, (b) sent to prison before 1979 and (c) who had been reservists counted for the purposes of his...

      Ex-Servicemen: Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether people (a) whose first name was unavailable, (b) under the age of 18 years, (c) who had changed their names on marriage and (d) known...

      Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 apply to documents relating to the administrative duties conducted on behalf of HM...

      Juries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people summoned for jury service in Milton Keynes declined to carry out their service for each reason in each year since 1997; (2) how...

      Juries: Bexley

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people resident in the London Borough of Bexley (a) were summoned for and (b) undertook jury service in each year since 1997.

      Legal Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many legal aid (a) matter starts and (b) claims registered there were in each of the smallest data areas in each year since 2005-06.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the management structure will be of the All-Wales Probation Trust.

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government Equalities Office plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many designs for its website the Government Equalities Office has commissioned since its inception.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many staff in the (a) Government Equalities Office and (b) Equality and Human Rights Commission have had five or more periods of sickness absence...

      Public Meetings

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many public meetings the Government Equalities Office has held in each year since its inception.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what reports have been received of the names of the 27 civilians killed by NATO action in Uruzgan province on 21 February 2010; (2) what reports...

    • Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which (a) hon. Members and (b) Members of the House of Lords responded in writing to the inquiry into national recognition of the armed forces...

      Armed Forces Compensation Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the cost in 2009-10 to his Department of the changes to the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme announced on 10 February 2010.

      Armed Forces: Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many serving members of the (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force have taken (i) maternity and (ii) paternity leave in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) eligible and (b) likely to file cases for review under the revised arrangements for the Armed...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) complaints and (b) requests for clarification on the taxation of war pensions his Department has received from former service personnel in...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many graduates there were from Royal Air Force college Cranwell in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the RAF.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many graduates there were from Commando Training Centre Royal Marines in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within...

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many times the Truck Cargo Heavy Duty convoy has had to return to base with its journey uncompleted for each reason in the last three years.

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has made an assessment of the merits of the use of mine-resistant ambush protected vehicles by the armed forces.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment: Floods

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 231W, on the Atomic Weapons Establishment:...

      Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) acquiring and (b) maintaining hand-held mine detectors in each of the last 10 years.

      Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of his Department's hand-held mine detectors are (a) in service and (b) fit for purpose.

      Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) grammar, (b) comprehensive and (c) academy schools had operational Combined Cadet Forces in the last year for which figures are available.

      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 the reasons are for the increase in the...

      Defence Nuclear Weapon Regulator

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 825W, on the Defence Nuclear Weapons Regulator, what the (a) terms of reference and...

      Defence Technology and Innovation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the budget outturn of the Defence Technology and Innovation Centre for 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

      Defence Technology and Innovation Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the value for money of the Defence Technology and Innovation Centre; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department received from (a) renting and (b) leasing its housing stock in Scotland to private companies or individuals in each of the last...

      Departmental Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's private finance initiative projects have been delayed because of problems obtaining finance; and what the monetary value is...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much additional funding the UK committed to the A400M programme at the EU Defence Ministers' meeting at Palma de Mallorca on 24 to 25 February 2010.

      Government Car and Dispatch Agency

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

      Iraq and Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force (i) fixed wing aircraft and (ii) helicopters are deployed in (A) Iraq, (B) Germany, (C)...

      Military Aircraft: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many helicopters of each type in each armed service were (a) in service, (b) in the forward fleet and (c) fit for purpose on the latest date for...

      Military Aircraft: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training hours (a) helicopter pilots and (b) trainee helicopter pilots spent on average in each aircraft type in the Royal Air Force in each...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on joint European projects in each of the last 10 years.

      Royal Military Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many graduates there were from RMA Sandhurst in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the Army.

      Royal Naval College

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many graduates there were from Britannia Royal Naval College in each of the last 10 years; and how many of them are still employed within the Navy.

      Service Personnel and Veterans Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency employs in each salary band.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable has been set for the delivery of the new Type 45 destroyers; and if he will make a statement.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Sea Viper missile system.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has made any official visits in connection with the new Type 45 destroyers.

  • Leader of the House

    • Written Questions

      To ask the Leader of the House if she will take steps to ensure that all written questions due for answer on a named day before dissolution of Parliament receive a substantive answer.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Chequers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what guidance governs the display of fine china at Chequers.

    • Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether the Office for National Statistics has classified the community infrastructure levy as a form of taxation.

      Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what advertising and marketing campaigns are being co-ordinated by the Central Office of Information in 2009-10; how many such campaigns that Office...

      Government Departments: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many companies participate in the Central Office of Information framework agreement for online advertising; what the monetary value is of the...

      Government Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Central Office of Information's contract procurement notice 2009/S 210-302171 for Brand and Brand Identity Framework, whether the...

      Government Departments: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans the Central Office of Information has to establish a framework agreement for public affairs firms as suppliers to Government departments and...

      Honours

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at Britain's Everyday Heroes Book Launch of 24 July 2007, how many individuals have received an Award for...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Leeds

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

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many young people aged 16 and 17 years old in Leeds North West constituency have claimed jobseeker's allowance in each year since 2005.

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average length of time was for which claimants aged between 18 and 24 years resident in Leeds North West constituency were in receipt of...

      New Businesses: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses have started up in Leeds North West constituency since 1997; and how many of those businesses were operating in the latest period...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) mean, (b) median, (c) 10th percentile and (d) 90th percentile level of (i) private and (ii) public sector salaries in each (A) region...

      Personal Income: Essex

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the average income of a household resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in the (i) private and (ii) social rented...

      Personal Income: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the average income of a household in Leeds North West constituency in the (a) private and (b) social rented sector in...

      Population

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the population density was of each region of England in (a) 1980, (b) 1990, (c) 2000 and (d) 2010; and what the expected population density in...

      Social Leadership Forum

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the Prime Minister's speech at Britain's Everyday Heroes Book Launch of 24 July 2007, on what dates the Forum on Social Leadership has...

      Unemployment: Leeds

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the level of unemployment in Leeds North West constituency was in each year since 1997.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • West Bank Checkpoints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress in the removal of checkpoints from the west bank.

    • Tzipi Livni

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received on the law in relation to universal jurisdiction, with particular reference to the case of...

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of prospects for reform of the EU budget.

      EU Budget

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had on reform of the EU budget.

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in Sri Lanka; and if he will make a statement.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the importance of the stability of Pakistan for the Government's policy on the region.

      Gaza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he last discussed the blockade of Gaza with his Israeli counterpart.

      Iran

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

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Argentinian ambassador on sovereignty over the Falkland Islands.

      Pregnant Women: Burkina Faso

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on discrimination against pregnant women in Burkina Faso; and if he will make a statement.

      Burma: Arms Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 978W, on Burma: arms trade, whether his Department has had...

      Burma: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 979W, on Burma: human rights, what discussions he has had...

      Colombia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of statements by senior Colombian government officials linking senior members of the...

      Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the activities of the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda following Rwanda's accession...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the savings in travel costs likely to be made consequent on the use by officials of his Department...

      Diplomatic Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has received advice on the permissibility of making redundant management service officers and replacing...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 835W, on Government hospitality: wines, what proportion of...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many requests under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 his Department has received for information about the Government...

      International Atomic Energy Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what matters were discussed in his meeting with the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency on 23 February 2010.

      Nuclear Disarmament: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representation his Department had at the global zero summit on nuclear disarmament in Paris on 2 to 4 February; and what...

      Scientists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the Government Chief Scientist has provided advice to (a) his Department and (b) the British Indian Ocean Territory...

      Southern Africa: AIDS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his own Department's specific commitments in the Government's AIDS strategy Achieving Universal Access apply to...

      Uganda: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with British oil companies engaged in exploration in Uganda on the environmental effects in the...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Banks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions Ministers in his Department have had with (a) the Chancellor of the Exchequer, (b) the Governor of...

    • Cadbury: Fair Trade Initiative

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he discussed with the purchasers of Cadbury any measures to maintain that company's commitment to the use of...

      Departmental Disabled Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of staff in (a) his Department and (b) the executive agencies for which he is...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1117W, on departmental written questions, whether...

      Music: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the likely effect on tax revenues of the abolition of the exemption of charities from...

      Regional European Offices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1128W, on regional European offices, whether the...

      Science: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much the Government has spent on promotion of the UK's science base since 1997.

  • International Development

    • Afghanistan: Opium

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to reduce levels of production of opium in Afghanistan.

    • Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.

      Poland: Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the £100 million committed to forestry in Poznan in December 2008 has been (a) allocated and (b) spent.

  • Health

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 18 years and (b) 18 years and over were admitted to hospital with a condition related to alcohol misuse in each year...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effects of pricing of alcoholic drinks on levels of alcohol abuse; and if he will make a statement.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Care Quality Commission charged organisations for (a) initial and (b) repeat inspections in England in the last 12 months.

      Care Quality Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average charge levied by the Care Quality Commission was for inspections of a (a) hospice and (b) district hospital in the latest period for...

      Care Quality Commission: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Care Quality Commission charged organisations in Dorset for repeat inspections in the last 12 months.

      Care Quality Commission: Dorset

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the Care Quality Commission charged hospices in Dorset for inspections in the last 12 months.

      Dementia: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what financial support was allocated by Gloucestershire Primary Care Trust for (a) the treatment of and (b) research related to dementia in each of the...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department plans to spend on television advertisements in 2009-10.

      Derriford Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether mechanisms are in place at Derriford Hospital to ensure that patients who require remedial surgery following full minimally invasive...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the national health service of treating patients with diabetes in the last 12 months.

      Health Centres: Christchurch

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department to complete the disposal of its interest in the former health centre at Saxon Square, Christchurch.

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 56W, on health services: Isle of Man, how many individuals have their details on the...

      Health Services: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on NHS healthcare in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.

      Health Services: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) the Government paid the Isle of Man government and (b) the Isle of Man government paid the Government for the cost of emergency admission...

      Health Services: Reciprocal Arrangements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what provisions will govern the exemption from charging of certain categories of UK residents admitted to hospital to receive emergency hospital treatment...

      Health Visitors: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors were employed in Leeds North West constituency in each year since 1997.

      Hip Replacements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hip replacement operations have been cancelled at NHS hospitals in the last 12 months.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, columns 470-1W, on care homes finance, whether the efficiency savings are the same as those...

      Hospitals: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of expenditure on gardening and landscaping at NHS hospitals in the last five years.

      Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust Inquiry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to make an assessment of the report of the inquiry into Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust commissioned by his Department and chaired...

      Midwives: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of midwives (a) employed and (b) required in (i) Chorley, (ii) Lancashire and (iii) the North West.

      Musgrove Park Hospital Taunton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his most recent estimate is of the cost of the new surgical unit at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton; and what such estimate he had made in...

      NHS: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from which planned NHS building projects his Department has withdrawn support in the last 12 months.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an estimate of the revenue which accrued to the NHS from the treatment of private patients at Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton in the last...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what payments the NHS has made to (a) NHS-related charities and (b) NHS bodies as a result of the Icelandic banking collapse.

      NHS: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are employed by primary care trusts in England in the direct provision of health services to patients.

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was raised from (a) parking charges and (b) parking fines at car parks operated by NHS bodies in each of the last 12 months.

      NHS: Public Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Transport on the effectiveness of public transport networks serving hospitals and GP...

      NHS: Sight Impaired

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the NHS Summary Care Record system can include information on the preferred alternative format for communication with blind or partially-sighted...

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of a nurse in the NHS was in the latest year for which information is available.

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) qualified and (b) other school nurses are employed in each (i) region and (ii) primary care trust; and how many such nurses were employed...

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of (a) secondary schools and (b) associated primary school clusters are served by a full-time school nurse.

      Pyrazinamide and Streptomycin

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether there are plans to license (a) pyrazinamide and (b) streptomycin for use in the UK.

      Schizophrenia: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment has been undertaken of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence Guideline on Schizophrenia, updated in March 2009, in...

      Supranuclear Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) males and (b) females in each age group in each area have been (i) diagnosed with and (ii) treated for progressive supranuclear palsy...

      Tranquillisers and Antidepressants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) tranquillisers and (b) anti-depressants were prescribed (i) in total and (ii) per head in each primary care trust in England in each year...

      West Dorset General Hospitals Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps he is taking to ensure that West Dorset General Hospitals Trust (a) improves its financial performance and (b) balances its budget; (2)...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) name, (b) location and (c) score was of each of the 136 housing projects giving funding under round one of the...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been sold to first-time buyers under the First Time Buyers Initiative since its inception.

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many sales there have been under the Rent to Homebuy scheme since its inception.

      Affordable Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what allocations have been made to each region by the Homes and Communities Agency under the (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build...

      Affordable Housing: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which 33 sites were presented for consideration to the Homes and Community Agency as sites for new and affordable housing...

      Association of Home Information Pack Providers: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has provided (a) directly and (b) by indirect means to the Association of Home Information Pack...

      Bullying: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many formal complaints of (a) bullying and (b) harassment were submitted by staff of the Office of the Deputy Prime...

      Community Development: Roehampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding was granted under the (a) Working Neighbourhoods Fund, (b) Neighbourhood Renewal Fund, (c) Deprived Area...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local authorities will be able to negotiate flexible Community Infrastructure Levy rates on a site-by-site basis to...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Community Infrastructure Levy will be optional for local planning authorities.

      Council Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much was allocated to the local authority new build fund from the (a) Budget 2009 announcements and (b) Housing...

      Council Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes from local authority housing stock in Castle Point were disposed of in each year since 1997.

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance to local authorities on (a) the fitting of individual thermostats for radiators under the Decent...

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with local authorities on costs arising from the replacement of communal heating systems in...

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the thermal efficiency of windows fitted during works funded...

      Council Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who is responsible for inspecting works conducted on council housing stock to ensure compliance with the decent homes standard;...

      Counsellors: Allowances

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much all local authorities spent on allowances and expenses for counsellors in each year since 1997 for which figures are...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what meetings (a) Ministers and (b) special advisers in his Department have had with representatives of (i) the Association of...

      Disadvantaged: Roehampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the level was of each indicator of deprivation in Roehampton ward as measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation in each...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2010, Official Report, column 1135W, on the Audit Commission: internet, what timetable has...

      Driveways: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps he has taken to expedite the implementation of new planning regulations to allow the resurfacing of driveways with...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will publish a copy of the assessment undertaken for the Housing Act 2004 on whether the Act's provisions on empty...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many actions for non-compliance with energy performance certificates had been issued to landlords in the public sector by...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many display energy certificates for public buildings were recorded with the Landmark Agency in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to page 26 of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010, (1) for what...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any fire authorities beside London have entered into contracts to provide fire cover in the event of industrial action...

      Floods: Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 812W, on floods: gardens, if he will place in the Library...

      Government Office for London: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement,...

      Government Office for the East of England: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement,...

      Government Office for the South West: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 634W, on Government Offices for the Regions: procurement,...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much programme expenditure was directed through each Government Office in the last year for which figures are available.

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has contributed to the (a) administrative and (b) programme expenditure of each regional Government...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Mass Media

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government Office in each region has spent on media monitoring services in each of the last five years; and what...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Operating Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the projected running costs of the Government Office in each region are for 2009-10.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 21 July 2009, Official Report, columns 1655-6W,...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with which organisations the (a) Homes and Communities Agency, (b) Homes and Communities Agency Academy and (c) Tenants...

      Homes and Communities Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff are employed in each office of the (a) Homes and Communities Agency, (b) Homes and Communities Agency Academy...

      Households: Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of households with a pensioner head of household in each tenure sector in (a) 2006-07,...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent estimate he has made of the average deposit required of a first time buyer.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing starts for housing of each type of tenure there were in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in the latest period...

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many empty properties have been brought back into housing stock by Coventry City Council in each year since 2005.

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) homes and (b) affordable homes have been built in Coventry since 1997.

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built as a result of the Kickstart initiative in Coventry to date.

      Housing: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many home repossessions there have been in Coventry in each year since 1997.

      Housing: Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate his Department has made of the average Energy Performance Certificate rating of a house built to Code for...

      Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish further proposals on reform of the Housing Revenue Account subsidy system; and if he will make a...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on the Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder programme in each year since its establishment; and...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any assessment has been made of the level of (a) gazundering and (b) gazumping in the housing market since the...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of properties in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point which (i) have been improved under the...

      Housing: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built in the Thames Gateway area since 2008; and what target has been set for the number of completions...

      Landlords: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms will be used to ensure that landlords register on the proposed National Register of Landlords.

      Local Government: Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made an assessment of the effects of the Court of Appeal ruling in the case of Brent London Borough Council v....

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the speech made by the Minister for Local Government on 27 January 2010, how much and what proportion of the...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment has been made of the effect of stock market movements between March 2007 and March 2010 on the employee...

      Local Government: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 19 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1312-13W, on local...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what account his Department takes of the level of support from the relevant local authorities in considering the creation of a...

      Local Government: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what datasets not in the National Indicator dataset are collected from local authorities by his Department's executive agencies...

      Local Government: Trespass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his latest estimate is of the number of (a) squatters, (b) trespassers and (c) other unauthorised occupiers of local...

      Migration Impact Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) amount, (b) date of issuing and (c) purpose has been of each grant made under the Migration Impact Fund.

      Migration Impact Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have received funding from the Migration Impact Fund; how much each has received; and what methodology...

      Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the research report on UK mortgage arrears and repossessions commissioned by the...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding he has provided to assist low income homeowners in the last 12 months.

      Multiple Occupation: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the planned timetable is for introduction of secondary legislation to require houses in multiple occupation to have...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when prescription of statutory ports ended; and what the effect of ending it was on the rating of (a) port businesses and (b)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for how long the cumulo system of paying business rates by businesses in port hereditaments was prolonged in 2000; by what means...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Valuation Office Agency began its work on separate assessment of port businesses in ports previously rated as a single...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who decided that port companies hitherto part of one port hereditament should be separately assessed for business rates.

      Private Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if the Minister of State for Housing will meet representatives of First Track Solutions, formerly Social Homes, to discuss his...

      Public Bodies: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost of the (a) Tenant Services Authority, (b) Homes and Communities Agency, (c) Audit Commission and (d) Standards...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 138W, on regional...

      Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much collaborative procurement spending was directed through the Regional Efficiency Improvement Partnership in the...

      Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff work for each Regional Improvement Efficiency Partnership.

      Regional European Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1128W, on regional European offices, whether the Audit...

      Regional Planning and Development: Thames Gateway

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much the Homes and Communities Agency spent on the Thames Gateway project in each of the last three years; (2) which...

      Rented Housing: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authority-owned, (b) registered social landlord-managed and (c) privately-owned homes were empty for more...

      Sleeping Rough

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology his Department has approved for conducting rough sleeping counts.

      Social Rented Housing: Registration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes are recorded on the National Register of Social Housing; what proportion of (a) council housing and (b) housing...

      Social Rented Housing: Rents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the implementation of his Department's policy of rents convergence between local authority and housing...

      Social Rented Housing: Tenure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what research on social housing tenure has been commissioned by his Department and its agencies in the last 36 months; and...

      Social Rented Housing: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) individuals and (b) households were on social housing waiting lists in England in (i) April 1997 and (ii) the...

      Standards for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) items of data and (b) performance indicators the Standards Board requires local authorities to submit to it.

      Standards for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library copies of the branding and communications advice obtained by the Standards Board in relation to...

      Standards for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to abolish the Standards Board for England.

      Standards for England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 19 October 2009, Official Report, column 1321W, on Standards for England, whether Ministerial...

      Supported Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 26 January 2010, Official Report, columns 773-4W, on...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received on recent increases in the cost of joining tenancy deposit schemes.

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of the profits made by companies operating tenancy deposit schemes; and if he will make a...

      Tesco: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many planning appeals relating to Tesco supermarkets have been considered by the Planning Inspectorate in the last 24 months.

      Working Neighbourhoods Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans he has for the funding of the Working Neighbourhoods Fund beyond 2010.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how much funding his Department has allocated to the Building Schools for the Future programme to date; (2) which schools...

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what discussions he has had with Birmingham city council on its prioritisation and phasing of schools projects under the...

      Children: Deaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the change was in the number of notifications to Ofsted of deaths of (a) children and (b) children under the age of one...

      Citizenship: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point have received lessons in citizenship since that subject was made part of...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) whether consultants have been contracted to carry out public participation activity on behalf of his Department in the last...

      Departmental Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to how many (a) emails and (b) letters from members of the public his Department has responded since May 2007.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to his Department of funding (a) Post-graduate Certificate in Education and (b) undergraduate Bachelor of...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many communications or press officers his Department employs.

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) written consultations, (b) consultation events and (c) focus groups in each of the last...

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on (a) written consultations, (b) consultation road shows and (c) focus groups in each of the...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's document entitled Social Mobility: Narrowing Social Class Educational...

      Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schemes aimed at (a) improving parenting skills, (b) supporting dysfunctional families and (c) providing diversionary...

      Free School Meals: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students in Leeds North West constituency was eligible to receive free school meals in the latest period for...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many students resident in (a) Knowsley, (b) Kensington and Chelsea and (c) Islington sat an A level in (i) mathematics,...

      GCSE: Gifted Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils with gifted and talented status achieved (a) three As at A-level, (b) five GCSEs...

      Home Education: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the number of home educators in (a) Gloucestershire and (b) Stroud constituency; and what...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children achieved at least level 2b in each subject at Key Stage 1 in each year since such...

      Pupils Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each London borough have received in funding per student in each of the last...

      School Choice: Advisory Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's evaluation of the Choice Advice service.

      Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils are receiving one-to-one or small group tuition in (a) secondary and (b) primary schools; and how many pupils he...

      Schools: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what training is provided to teachers on asbestos management and safety; and what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of...

      Schools: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many assaults were officially recorded where the incident took place on school premises in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the...

      Schools: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent per pupil on schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point in each year since 1997.

      Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families when he plans to publish the report commissioned by his Department in 2008 on the Dedicated Schools Grant; and if he will make a...

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of new schools not required to fit sprinklers.

      Schools: Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations his Department has received on mandatory installation of fire sprinklers in new schools.

      Schools: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many incidents of pupils carrying a dangerous weapon into school were reported in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest...

      Schools: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will make an assessment of the extent to which anxiety about liability for slipping injuries influenced decisions on school...

      Schools: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were rated good with outstanding features at the most recent point for which inspection data is available.

      Schools: Vocational Guidance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his assessment is of the effectiveness of careers services offered in schools; what recent steps he has taken to improve...

      Secondary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 610W, on secondary education, how many schools in each...

      Secondary Education: Pupil Numbers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 610W, on secondary education, how many such schools...

      Teachers: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average salary of a teacher in (a) Blackpool, (b) Lancashire and (c) England was in the latest year for which...

      Truancy: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the unauthorised absence rate was for pupils in Salford in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 650W, on Education Maintenance Allowance and the answer from...

  • House of Lords

    • Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will address public concerns that the images created of those who go through body scanners may be too graphic.

    • Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will deal with women who do not wish to be scanned by body scanners.

      Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to ensure that airport security equipment is not used to discriminate unfairly against any social or ethnic group.

      Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what safeguards they will put in place to ensure that proper care and respect for cultural differences are taken into account when using anti-terrorism body scanners.

      Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what course of action will be taken if a person declines a full body search on the ground that it challenges their dignity. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alcohol licences were revoked in each year in England between 1994 and 2010.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total income generated from alcohol licence fees in England in each year since the introduction of the Licensing Act 2003.

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many alcohol-related attendances there were at accident and emergency departments in each primary care trust in England in each year between 1994 and 2010. To...

      Armed Forces: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives are in place to increase the number of Pashtun speakers serving in HM Armed Forces. To ask Her Majesty's Government what incentives are in place to...

      Broadcasting: Impartiality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what statutory obligations to ensure objectivity and fairness, impartiality or balance, are laid upon (a) the BBC, (b) other broadcasters, and (c) other elements...

      Buying Solutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid by the Department for Transport and its agencies to (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) KPMG, (c) Deloitte, (d) Ernst & Young, (e) Grant...

      European Parliament: Hereditary Peers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 4 February (WA 66), whether there is discrimination between life Peers and excepted hereditary Peers in respect of...

      European Parliament: Hereditary Peers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 4 February (WA 66), whether they will table an amendment to repeal the European Parliament (House of Lords...

      Health: Medicines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which external bodies they consulted in preparing their impact assessment report in respect of the consultation on automatic generic substitution of branded...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 10 February (WA 165), what is the total cost of employer pension contributions for non-departmental public bodies.

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the trial of the suspected pirates arrested by HMS "Cumberland" in November 2008.

      Stateless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many stateless people there are in the United Kingdom; and how they are categorised for the purpose of national statistics.

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