Written answers

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

  • Prime Minister

    • Detainees

      To ask the Prime Minister with reference to the statement of 18 March 2009, Official Report, columns 55-6WS, on detainees, how many cases of potential criminal wrongdoing have been referred to...

  • Cabinet Office

    • 10 Downing Street

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 508W, on departmental official hospitality, on what date (a) Mr. Derek Draper, (b)...

    • Deaths: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths of (a) men and (b) women attributable to the effects of alcohol there were in each local authority area in each of the last five years...

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many computer keyboards purchased by her Department have been replaced owing to damage in each of the last 12 months.

      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, what steps she has taken to reform the honours...

  • Women and Equality

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the Solicitor-General what steps the Law Officers' Departments plan to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

    • Departmental Theft

      To ask the Solicitor-General how many thefts from the Law Officers' Departments have been recorded in the last two years.

      Special Advocates

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 245W, on special advocates, in how many cases special advocates were used; on how many court or...

  • Transport

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer of 7 July 2009, Official Report, column 644W, on parking fines, which local authorities use automatic number...

    • Cars: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many registered car owners there were in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in each year since 1997.

      Driving Offences: Local Government

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cases heard by the Traffic Penalty Tribunal were brought by local authorities in respect of their own vehicles in the last 36 months.

      Driving under Influence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of instances of drink driving.

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to collect information on the country of issue of driving licences held by drivers involved in traffic accidents.

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the total carbon dioxide emissions from trains in the last 10 years; and what projection he has made of such...

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the total carbon dioxide emissions from (a) domestic and (b) international aviation in the UK in the last 10...

      Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the total carbon dioxide emissions from road transport in the last 10 years; and what projection he has made of...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) pedestrians and (b) cyclists injured in road traffic accidents in which the use of a...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many road traffic accidents were recorded in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997.

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with the Chancellor of the Exchequer on a national satellite-based road pricing scheme.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking towards the achievement of public service agreement 28 on ambient air quality.

    • Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which areas of the country he expects to be compliant with EU limits on ambient air concentrations of particulates and...

      Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his most recent estimate is of the cost to his Department of the fees charged by Product Authentication International in...

      Fertiliser Industry Assurance Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his latest assessment is of the financial effects on individual farms of the Fertiliser Industry Assurance scheme; and...

      Food: Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department provides to public sector bodies on procuring meat and dairy products that are free range or...

      Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) functions and (b) purposes are of (i) the Waste and Resources Action Programme and (ii) the Waste Improvement...

      Waste Disposal: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding (a) his Department and (b) the Waste and Resources Action Programme has given to the East of England Waste...

  • International Development

    • Malaria

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to control malaria in developing countries.

    • Jamaica and Nigeria: Development Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much development aid his Department gave to Jamaica and Nigeria in the last 12 months.

      Gleneagles Summit 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent assessment he has made of progress towards implementing those recommendations of the Africa Commission which were adopted...

      Gleneagles Summit 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with his G8 counterparts on progress towards meeting commitments made at Gleneagles in 2005.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department (a) allocated to each Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and Creditor Reporting...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department (a) allocated and (b) disbursed for (i) agriculture and (ii) food security through (A) bilateral...

      Falkland Islands: Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will apply the rules of the extractive industries transparency initiative in relation to any oil that may be discovered in the...

      South Africa: Natural Resources

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will propose a joint commitment by the UK and South Africa to implement the extractive industries transparency initiative.

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions his Department has had with the government of Sri Lanka on humanitarian issues.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Atomic Energy Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the salary was of the Chief Executive of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority in 2007.

    • Carbon Reduction Commitment Energy Efficiency Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 735W, on the Carbon Reduction Commitment energy efficiency scheme,...

      Climate Change: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the likely change in sea levels attributable to climate change after 2100; and if he will make a statement.

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many micro-combined heat and power installations he expects to participate in the feed-in tariff scheme.

      Electricity Generation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much energy generated from (a) coal, (b) gas and (c) nuclear sources was supplied to the National Grid in each week of January 2010.

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with which energy companies he has discussed the potential contributions of oil shale to the UK's energy supply; and when he expects...

      Energy: Conservation

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

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the take-up rate of home energy efficiency improvements in the Energy Savings Trust Penistone area project has been to date; and...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the take-up rate of home energy efficiency improvements in the Home Energy Efficiency programme trials has been to date; and which...

      Feed-in Tariffs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has made an assessment of public (a) awareness of and (b) opinion on the effects on energy bills of the implementation of...

      Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what recent representations he has received on the delay in the delivery of domestic heating oil to consumers; and if he will...

      Natural Gas: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what projection his Department has made of the proportion of UK gas demand that will be met by imports in (a) 2012, (b) 2015 and (c)...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what figures are represented in chart (a) 2.1 on page 39 and (b) 2.4 on page 44 of The UK Renewable Energy Strategy, Cm 7686.

      UK-Indonesia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding he has allocated to the work of the UK-Indonesia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change; when and where the...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department...

    • Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on pot plants in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Departmental Theft

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

  • Health

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated research on the proportion of accident and emergency admissions on Friday and Saturday...

    • Autism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assistance his Department plans to provide to local authorities and primary care trusts to develop (a) local autism teams and (b) local...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to identify people with dementia when they are admitted to general hospitals; and whether steps are taken to provide...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what written information is provided to people with dementia and their carers (a) at the point of diagnosis and (b) by a general practitioner during...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people are recorded on the Quality and Outcomes Framework registers kept by general practitioners as having dementia; and what estimate he has...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to revise his Department's Caldicott Guardian Manual 2006 on data sharing.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the designation of specialist providers as recommended in the Carter Report of 2006 to have been completed.

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made towards implementation of the 2008-09 Operating Framework which required specialised commissioning groups to create pooled...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to assure the performance of (a) specialised commissioning groups and (b) the national commissioning group under the World...

      Health Services: Crown Dependencies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish his Department's review of the discontinuance of reciprocal health arrangements with the Crown Dependencies.

      Health Services: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who the members are of the Cross-Government Health Inequalities Programme Board.

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether subordinate legislation is required to give effect to the decision of the UK Government to end the reciprocal health agreement between the UK and...

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will negotiate an agreement with the Isle of Man Government to ensure that elderly persons and chronically sick and disabled persons who wish to...

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) with reference to paragraph seven of the Minister of State's letter of 22 January 2010 to the Co-chair of the British-Irish Parliamentary Assembly...

      Hospitals: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people of each age were admitted to hospital for injuries sustained as a result of an assault by (a) a sharp object and (b) a blunt...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether efficiency savings targets will be set for each strategic health authority for the purposes of making savings of between £15 and £20...

      Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was spent on translation staff and services by Scarborough and North East Yorkshire NHS Trust in each of the last three years.

      Supranuclear Palsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department (a) has commissioned, (b) plans to commission and (c) has evaluated (i) UK-based and (ii) international research into causes of...

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether those diagnosed with (a) myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and (b) symptoms associated with ME have automatic access to swine influenza vaccination.

  • Defence

    • Air Force: Military Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many fixed wing aircraft were in the effective fleet in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.

    • Armed Forces: Equal Opportunities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's policy is on equal opportunities in the armed forces; how his Department implements that policy; and what assessment he has made of...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many training exercises originally planned for 2010 have been cancelled; and what the reasons are for each cancellation.

      Armed Forces: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) logistics and (b) engineering vehicles of each type were (a) in service and (b) available for operations on the latest date for which...

      Departmental Theft

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

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what assets his Department has deployed to Haiti since the earthquake on 12 January 2010; (2) how many of his Department's (a) military and (b)...

      Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many incidents of harassment have been reported by (a) military and (b) civilian personnel in (i) each of the armed forces and (ii) his Department...

      HMS Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 351W, on HMS Sheffield, if he will lay before the House the findings of the...

      International Military Services Limited: Iran

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the legal and contractual issues between International Military Services Ltd (IMS) and the Republic of Iran have been resolved; what the outcome...

      Military Bases: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's military establishments (a) in the UK and (b) abroad in each...

      Navy: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many days each Royal Navy frigate spent on non-operational deployment for (a) diplomatic engagements and (b) defence industry exhibitions in each...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for North Devon of 28 November 2007, Official Report, column 453W, on nuclear weapons, whether any...

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether any stocks of defence special nuclear materials are held at locations other than sites owned by his Department.

      Somalia: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many RAF (a) C-17 Globemaster, (b) C-130K Hercules, (c) C-130J Hercules, (d) Tristar and (e) VC-10 aircraft will be used for the EU...

      Territorial Army: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what percentage of Territorial Army personnel were available to be deployed on operations on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Type 45 Destroyers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what recent discussions has he had on the weapons systems on the new Type 45 destroyers; (2) what reports he received on the recent test firing of...

  • Olympics

    • Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much the Government Olympic Executive paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each year since its inception; how much it has spent on such...

    • Olympic Games 2012: Plants

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what proportion of plants for landscaping of the Olympics site she expects to come from UK growers.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Bankruptcy: Leeds

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

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005.

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the use by colleges of (a) ring-fenced and (b) general funding provided by his Department to...

      Grimsby

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Great Grimsby constituency, the...

      Leave: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent estimate he has made of the number of residents of Leeds North West constituency who qualify for paid...

      Local Government: Statistics

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what datasets not included within the national indicator set local authorities are required to submit to (a) his...

      Maternity Leave: Essex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number and proportion of women resident in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point who have...

      Science

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to the public purse of the Science: [So what? So everything] programme has been in each year since its...

      Science

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department spent on creating the Science: [So what? So everything] website; what estimate he has made of...

      Science

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the number of people in each age group who have attended events supported by his...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what programmes and initiatives received funding from the other minor science programmes budget referred to in Table...

      Students: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1095W, on students: disabled, what functions...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Business and Community Safety Forum and Practitioners' Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of meetings of the (a) Business and Community Safety Forum and (b)...

    • Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what requirements there will be on local planning authorities to update charging schedules under the Community Infrastructure...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps are being taken to prevent developers being charged under both the Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy schemes.

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what conditions will apply to expenditure by local planning authorities receipts from Community Infrastructure Levy which they...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance is being given to local planning authorities on the use of Grampian conditions alongside Community Infrastructure...

      East of England Waste Prevention Network

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding (a) his Department and (b) regional efficiency improvement partnerships have given to the East of England...

      Fire Prevention: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the chief fire officer has provided to fire authorities on consistency in the...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent on (a) empty property business rates, (b) utilities, (c) rent and other accommodation costs and (d)...

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether retained firefighters are eligible to apply for positions above that of station officer.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were rescued uninjured from fires by the fire service in each of the last three years.

      Fires

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of fire service call-outs were to fires which had been started deliberately in each local authority...

      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 North 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 Office for the South East: 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: Procurement

      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,...

      Homelessness: Coventry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were recorded as sleeping rough in Coventry in 2008-09.

      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 the borough of Poole in the latest period for which...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance (a) his Department and (b) the Standards Board has given to local authorities on visits by (i) hon. Members,...

      Local Government Services: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received from local authorities on funding to meet costs of supporting asylum seekers in...

      Local Government: Lobbying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether guidance has been given to local authorities on retaining lobbyists and public affairs firms for the purposes of seeking...

      Local Government: Reorganisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for judicial review of a ministerial decision have been brought in relation to his Department's plans for...

      Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in which regional spatial strategies policies on (a) maximum parking standards and (b) the setting of parking charges have...

      Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the National Audit Office's report on English Coalfields, HC 84, which (a) local authority areas and (b)...

      Regional Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many regional assemblies have been abolished; and which assemblies have rebranded themselves.

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many unauthorised Traveller pitches there were in each local authority in England in (a) 2000 and (b) the latest period...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many vacant plots there are on local authority Gypsy sites.

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's Progress Report on Gypsy and Traveller Policy of July 2009, what the evidential basis is for...

      Waste Improvement Network: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding (a) his Department and (b) the Regional Efficiency Improvement Partnership have given to the Waste...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer question 316350, on offices of the Homes and Communities Agency, the Homes and Communities Agency...

      Rates and Rating: Historic Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many stately homes in England were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many staff the Electoral Commission has appointed who were later discovered to be...

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the hon. Member for South-West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission whether any staff of the Electoral Commission are seconded to trade unions; how many...

  • Justice

    • Youth Custody: Appeals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of custodial sentences given to juveniles was appealed against in each of the last five years; and what proportion of those appeals was...

    • Closed Circuit Television: Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 80W, on closed circuit television (CCTV): local government, if he will place in the...

      Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people have been convicted of an offence of violence relating to the use of force against intruders in their homes in each of the last 10 years.

      General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any expenses incurred by returning officers in undertaking a general election count immediately following the closure of the polls are considered...

      Isle of Man: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effect on the Sewel Convention of the decision to end on behalf of the whole of the UK the reciprocal health agreement...

      Political Parties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice which provisions of the (a) Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000, (b) Electoral Administration Act 2006 and (c) Political Parties and...

      Prison Places: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse was of a place in prison in each of the last three years.

      Prison Places: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the cost of (a) prisoner health care, (b) prisoner education services, (c) drug addiction services and (d) dog handling are taken into...

      Prison Service: Racial discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prison officers have been dismissed on grounds of racist behaviour in each of the last three years.

      Prisoners: Education and Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 508W, on prisoners: education and drugs, what proportion of offenders in the (a)...

      Prisons: Sanitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the number of prison cells without in-cell sanitation; and what plans his Department has to install in-cell...

      Probation Boards: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many members there were of each probation board in Wales on 31 December 2009.

      Probation Officers: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many probation officers in each pay band at each grade were employed in each probation area in Wales on 31 December 2009.

      Probation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of average annual cost to the public purse per offender of (a) probation supervision, (b) probation supervision with a...

      Probation: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate of the rate of re-offending after two years was following completion of a (a) domestic violence, (b) cognitive behaviour...

      Probation: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the rate of re-offending after two years following completion of a (a) a probation or supervision order, (b) a...

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people completed and passed a probation programme in each probation area in Wales in each year since 2005.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many staff of each grade were employed by each probation area in Wales on 31 December (a) 2009 and (b) 1999.

      Probation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons he decided to establish an all-Wales probation trust to replace the four probation service areas in Wales.

      Young Offender Institution: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost of providing a place in a young offender institution was in each of the last three years.

      Young Offender Institutions: Social Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, column 1248W, on young offender institutions: social workers, how many (a) social worker...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1077W, on local government finance, what requirements local authorities have to...

      Youth Offending Teams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1077W, on local government finance, how many different items of data are collected...

  • Treasury

    • Banknotes: Forgery

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many counterfeit banknotes have been seized in the UK in each of the last two years for which figures are available; and how many purported to have been...

    • Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average council tax band of a new build dwelling in England was in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Financial Services: Advisory Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to provide financial advisory services through the Post Office network.

      Government: Assets

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what correspondence his Department has had with the Crown Estate on its proposed sale of the (a) Cumberland Market, (b) Millbank, (c) Victoria Park and...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 766W, on housing: valuation, how many and what proportion of dwellings in England have...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many pleasure piers were on the Valuation Office Agency's Rating List in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010; (2) how many Traveller camp pitches...

      Revenue and Customs: Peterhead

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consultation HM Revenue and Customs has undertaken with staff based at Keith House, Peterhead, over the Workforce Change programme.

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons HM Revenue and Customs proposes to reclassify skills with prize machines as gaming machines; and what account that proposal takes of his...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuation Office Agency has requested access to data held on the (a) Home Condition Register, (b) Energy Performance Certificate Register and...

      VAT: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the effect of value added tax arrangements on loss-leading marketing promotions of alcohol by retailers.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been fined for selling alcohol to under-age persons in each year since 1997; and what the average fine was in each such year.

    • Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reason Section 24 of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 has yet to be repealed.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European Arrest Warrants have been (a) sought and (b) obtained by police forces and other organisations in England in respect of...

      Beer Glasses

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the effect on the number of injuries which would result from the national roll-out of the prototype...

      Communications Capabilities Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure his Department has incurred on its Communications Capabilities Directorate since it was established.

      Communications Capabilities Directorate

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many contracts the Communications Capabilities Directorate has put out to tender in the last 12 months; and how many it plans to put out...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the percentage change was in (a) total recorded crime, (b) crimes involving violence against the person, (c) robbery and (d)...

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of victims of crime were notified when the person charged with the crime against them was (a) charged and (b)...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 18 January 2010, Official Report, column 32W, on departmental sick leave, what the average number of annual...

      Domestic Violence: Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects his Department's scheme to grant women victims of domestic violence indefinite leave to remain in order to receive support to...

      Drug Seizures

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what quantity and street value of class (a) A, (b) B and (c) C drugs was seized (i) in each police force area, (ii) at all major UK entry...

      Fixed Penalty Procedures Working Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to Lord Tebbit of 2 February 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column WA16, on cycling, on how many occasions...

      National Security: Electromagnetic Fields

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent assessment has been made on the vulnerability of critical infrastructure to an electromagnetic pulse caused (a)...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police cautions were given for (a) violent offences, (b) sexual offences, (c) robbery, (d) burglary, (e) theft, (f) fraud and...

      Police: Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers are on sickness absence due to (a) back-related injuries and (b) stress.

      Reparation by Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent progress has been made on the recruitment of local justice champions in Justice Seen, Justice Done areas.

      Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 90W, on independent safeguarding authority, what proportion of the...

      Violent and Sex Offender Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for removal from the sex offender register of a person convicted of consensual homosexual activity have been (a)...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is...

    • Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 861W, on departmental...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency for which his Department is...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport 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 Culture, Media and Sport how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.

      Gaming Machines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, what recent steps his Department has taken to assist public houses facing closure.

      Local Government: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 341W, on local government finance, under how many indicators...

      National Lottery: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much revenue from the Dream Number Lottery game had been raised for the purposes of the London 2012 Olympics on the latest date for...

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department attended the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on travel for (a) officials and (b) Ministers to the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

      Olympic Lottery

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much was raised for the London 2012 Olympics by (a) national lottery games dedicated to the London 2012 Olympics and (b) the Dream...

      Public Houses: Closures

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent steps his Department has taken to assist public houses facing closure.

      Sports: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether responsibility for providing free emergency health cover and hospital accommodation and treatment for (a) participants and (b)...

      Swimming: Concessions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on the free swimming initiative in each quarter of 2009 for which figures are available.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many designs for its website his Department and its predecessors have commissioned since 2005.

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what expenditure his Department incurred on hospitality extended by Ministers in the financial year (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06,...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many receptions he has hosted for representatives of print and broadcast media since October 2008; how much each reception...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on ministerial hospitality in (a) 2004-05, (b) 2005-06, (c) 2006-07 and (d) 2007-08, expressed...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many receptions he plans to host in 2010 for representatives of print and broadcast media.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of his Department's annual budget is allocated to preventative and early intervention measures.

      Departmental Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) with which public relations companies (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many thefts from his Department have been recorded in the last two years.

      Education: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what the average duration is of a Teachers' International Professional Development Programme visit; (2) how many teachers...

      Education: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of each (a) audit and (b) evaluation of the Teachers' International Professional...

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of school attendance orders in supporting families with home-educated children.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 596W, on primary education, how many schools in each...

      Pupils: Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1093W, on pupils: bullying, what steps his Department has...

      Schools: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department (a) has taken recently and (b) plans to take to reduce levels of anti-Semitism in schools; what recent...

      Schools: Flooding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for how many days schools in each region were closed owing to flooding in each of the last five years.

      Schools: Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions police were called to schools in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest year for which figures are...

      Schools: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much and what proportion of the Walking to School initiative's budget was spent in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Specialist Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families by what mechanisms a school may apply for specialist school status in relation to catering and hospitality education.

      Sports: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) overall, (b) in years 10 and 11, (c) at primary school received the recommended number of hours of sport...

      Truancy: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many cases associated with parents not ensuring their child attended school have been heard in court since 1997.

      Truancy: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many prosecutions for offences related to parents not ensuring their child attended school have resulted in conviction since...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Pollution

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what caused the increase of over 50 per cent in incidents of serious pollution from agriculture shown in the joint National Statistics and Department for...

    • Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Defence, Kevan Jones, on 8 December 2009 (Official Report, Commons,...

      Armed Forces: Official Residences

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guests were entertained at the official service residence of the Chief of the Defence Staff during 2009 who were (a) royalty, (b) ministers, (c) other senior...

      Buying Solutions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid by the Cabinet Office and its agencies to (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) KPMG, (c) Deloitte, (d) Ernst and Young, (e) Grant Thornton, (f) BDO...

      Community Heroes Reception

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) who attended the community heroes reception at 10 Downing Street, and (b) in what constituencies they reside.

      Community Heroes Reception

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the community heroes reception recently hosted by 10 Downing Street cost.

      Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many criticisms, and from what categories of persons and groups, they have received about their Prevent strategy; and what conclusions they draw.

      Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what the prescribed criteria are for the selection of groups, causes and organisations to receive funding from the Faith Communities Capacity Building Fund.

      Fishing: Vessels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British-owned (a) onshore fishing vessels, and (b) offshore fishing vessels, were registered in the United Kingdom at 31 December in each year since 1980.

      Government Departments: Staffing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether assessments are made of the net cost or saving to public funds of redundancies of staff in government departments before decisions are made on proposed...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what greetings have been posted on the website of the Communities and Local Government to adherents of each of the major religions of the world during the past 12...

      Government: Office Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average purchase price, excluding value added tax, of a 500-sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier paper paid by the Treasury Solicitor's...

      Greyhound Board of Great Britain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with regard to the draft Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010, whether the Greyhound Board of Great Britain has yet received United Kingdom Accreditation...

      Greyhound Board of Great Britain

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with regard to the draft Welfare of Racing Greyhounds Regulations 2010, who sits on the Greyhound Board of Great Britain.

      Housing: Construction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change, Joan Ruddock, on 12 November 2009 (Official Report, Commons,...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much has the Migration Impacts Fund raised in each year since its inception.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding from the Migration Impacts Fund has been allocated to each local authority since its inception.

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they are making towards deporting foreign offenders sentenced to deportation as soon as their prison sentences are completed.

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many electors with the same national insurance number appear on both the electoral register for the South Belfast constituency and that of Fermanagh and South...

      Nuclear Disarmament

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will be representing the United Kingdom at the United Nations nuclear security summit in Washington in April; and what outcomes they will be seeking at that summit.

      Olympic Games 2012: Bicycles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the supply of bicycles for use by athletes and officials at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games was not put to competitive tender. To ask Her...

      Post Office: Banking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have received to their consultation on post office banking services; and when the consultation closes.

      Post Office: Closures

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that no further post offices are closed in villages and towns without commercial banks until arrangements are made for widespread post...

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many, and (b) what percentage of, teachers in primary schools have university degrees. To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many, and (b) what...

      Schools: Teachers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many, and (b) what percentage of, teachers in state-funded secondary schools have first or upper-second class honours degrees in (1) English, (2)...

      Shipping: Piracy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any British-registered or British-owned ships are being used in support of piratical operations.

      Stateless People

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to reduce the number of stateless people in the United Kingdom.

      Sustainable Communities Act 2007

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will decide on which economic, social and environmental well-being projects will be implemented under round one of the Sustainable Communities Act 2007;...

      Taxation: Non-domiciled Taxpayers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many taxpayers who are registered with HM Revenue and Customs as non-domiciled are (a) resident, and (b) non-resident, in the United Kingdom.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how long it takes for a citizen of Pakistan to receive a visa for travel to the United Kingdom.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 8 February (WA 102), whether they will keep information that distinguishes students applying for visas to...

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