Written answers

Friday, 5 March 2010

  • Scotland

  • International Development

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether an environmental impact assessment has been conducted for each (a) current and (b) proposed road building project funded by...

    • Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding has been allocated to the Congo rainforest region as part of the £1.5 billion commitment to the fast start global...

      Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products his Department uses; and what his Department's policy is on...

      Departmental Temporary Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development from which companies his Department sourced temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary staff his Department...

      Food: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department plans to take to implement its commitment to agricultural and food security research related to developing...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what equipment was used by fire and rescue personnel deployed to Haiti; and if he will make a statement.

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided to each (a) multi-national organisation and (b) UK non-governmental organisation which...

      International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps he has taken to assess the effectiveness of his Department's international aid.

      Millennium Development Goals

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what his most recent estimate is of the additional aid required from contributing states in order to meet the Millennium Development Goals.

      Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent progress has been made on issues covered by point B.10 of the renewed Memorandum of Understanding between the UK and the...

      Uganda: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian assistance his Department has provided to those displaced and otherwise affected by the activities of the Lord's...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the total value of overpayments made by the Child Support Agency was in each of the last three years.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the Child Support Agency's policy is on payment by credit card from individuals in arrears on their maintenance payments.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what advice is given by the Child Support Agency to people liable for maintenance payments on the use of credit cards to clear their arrears.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases of absent parents in (a) Scotland and (b) Angus constituency the Child Support Agency is managing.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases relating to absent parents resident in Milton Keynes the Child Support Agency is managing.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases managed by the Child Support Agency relate to absent parents in (a) Scotland and (b) Moray constituency.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what measures introduced by her Department since May 2005 have made it easier for (a) pensioners and (b) low income earners to claim council...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff there have been in her Department's (a) Fraud Investigation Service and (b) Organised Fraud Unit in each...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many questions tabled for answer on a named day her Department received in each of the last 12 months; and to how many such questions her...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of parliamentary questions tabled for written answer by her Department on a named day in session 2008-09 received...

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of claimants of local housing allowance make an additional payment to cover the difference between benefit received and rent...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of those in receipt of housing benefit in the private rented sector, excluding those in receipt of local housing allowance,...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of those in receipt of local housing allowance have their benefit paid to (a) their landlord and (b) themselves.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent by her Department on the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2009-10 to date.

      Pension Credit: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of pensioners resident in (a) Essex and (b) Southend eligible for but not claiming pension credit.

      Social Security Benefits: Aberdeenshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals are in receipt of (a) pension credit, (b) attendance allowance, (c) incapacity benefit and (d) jobseeker's allowance...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what mechanisms were in place to monitor the implementation of the financial corrections made by her Department in respect of voluntary...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations she has received on the uprating of the additional state pension; and if she will make a statement.

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) medical training and (b) diagnostic experience her Department requires of Atos Medical Ltd. employees contracted to carry out work...

  • Transport

    • A19: North Tyneside

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will take steps to ensure that the proposed improvements to the junction of the A1058 and A19 are concluded in a way that makes...

    • Bus Services: Concessions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will estimate the cost to the Exchequer of mutual recognition of concessionary bus travel passes between England and Wales.

      Parking Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what powers the Secretary of State has to (a) suspend and (b) revoke the civil parking enforcement powers exercised by a local authority;...

      Parking Offences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he takes to assess the performance of local authorities in respect of civil parking enforcement.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Class Sizes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average staff to pupil ratio is in secondary schools in (a) St. Albans constituency and (b) England.

  • Solicitor-General

    • Departmental Paper

      To ask the Solicitor-General what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products the Law Officers' Departments use; and what the Law Officers' Department's policies are on...

    • Hotels

      To ask the Solicitor-General pursuant to the answer to hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 861W, on hotels, at which hotels graded five star or above...

      Royal Family

      To ask the Solicitor-General which members of the Royal Family are entitled to the assistance of the Attorney-General in her capacity as legal adviser.

      Royal Family: Wills

      To ask the Solicitor-General (1) who initiated the discussions between the Palace, Farrers, the Attorney-General's Secretariat, the Attorney-General, a Senior District Judge, and President of...

      Royal Family: Wills

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Attorney-General attended a court hearing to determine whether the will of (a) Her Majesty the Queen Mother and (b) Her Royal Highness the Princess...

  • Health

    • Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much was paid in reimbursable expenses to special advisers in his Department in each of the last five years.

    • Grimsby

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

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Flybe has been consulted on the implications for carriers of the discontinuance of the reciprocal health agreement between the UK and the Isle of...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff his Department and its agencies have appointed who were later discovered to be illegal immigrants since 2005.

      Mobile Phones: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken to increase awareness of its advice on the use of mobile telephones by children and young people under the age of 16;...

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what contacts the NHS has had with the National Bullying Helpline; and whether the NHS has made any payments to (a) the National Bullying Helpline and...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Flood Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many dams, reservoirs and lakes in England have a system of releasing water to provide storage for excess rain; and if he...

    • Horses: Anaemia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of equine infectious anaemia were reported in the UK in each of the last five years.

      Livestock: Exports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) unweaned calves, (b) cattle, (c) sheep and (d) other livestock species were exported for (i) further...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what...

    • Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products his Department uses; and what his Department's policy is on the...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many staff his Department and its agencies have appointed who were later discovered to be illegal immigrants since 2005.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • UK Innovation Investment Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects the first funding to be disbursed from the UK innovation investment fund.

    • Science and Knowledge Transfer

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of his Department's policies on science and knowledge transfer.

      Business Funding

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses have received funding directly from his Department since 2008.

      Statutory Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to equalise eligibility for statutory redundancy pay for those aged under 22 and 22 or older.

      Aerospace Industry: Skills

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the skills requirement of the aerospace industry.

      Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what projects will be funded as part of the Biotechnology and Biological Science Research Council initiatives on...

      Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to protect copyright privileges.

      Graduates: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have attended each Make it Happen (a) day and (b) roadshow event.

      Graduates: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students from each higher education institution have registered with the Flying Start-Make it Happen campaign.

      Graduates: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many unique visitors there were to the FlyingStart-Make it Happen website in each month since it was launched.

      Graduates: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent on (a) roadshow Make it Happen events, (b) creating and maintaining the Make it Happen...

      Graduates: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have began a Make it Happen self-employment and business start-up programme.

      Innovation: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what programmes and initiatives received funding from the other innovation programmes budget referred to in Table 11...

      Music

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to assist the music industry, with particular reference to intellectual property...

      Photographs: Copyright

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on mandatory attribution of photographs to the photographer.

      Royal Mail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the future of Royal Mail sorting centres.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many borrowers had a Student Loan Company debt cancelled or written off in each of the last five years; and in how...

      Technology Strategy Board

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) projects and (b) companies have received funding from the Technology Strategy Board in each month since its...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what definition of corruption his Department uses in respect of Afghanistan; and what steps he is taking to ensure that...

    • Arms Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what progress has been made on negotiations on the content of the proposed UN Arms Trade Treaty; when he expects negotiations to...

      British Indian Ocean Territory: Environment Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 211W, on the British Indian Ocean Territory: environment...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 3 February 2010 from the hon. Member for Walsall North on a constituent.

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a specific assessment of the extent of damage caused by Israeli armed forces to projects in Gaza which have been...

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 419, on nuclear weapons, what resources have been spent on...

      Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on (a) attacks on Rwandan presidential candidate Victoire Umuhoza, (b) progress made toward the...

  • Justice

    • Departmental Paper

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what (a) suppliers and (b) brands of (i) paper and (ii) paper products his Department uses; and what his Department's policy is on the procurement of...

    • Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average (a) fine and (b) custodial sentence was for convictions for motor offences which resulted in (i) injury and (ii) death in the last 10...

      Driving Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have been convicted of dangerous driving in each of the smallest geographical areas for which figures are available in each of the...

      General Election 2010: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with returning officers in Poole on the timing of the general election vote count.

      Grimsby

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

      National Bullying Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what contact the Prison Service has had with the National Bullying Helpline since 2004; and whether the Prison Service has made any payments to (a) the...

      Prisons: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) when the Local Inmate Database System was introduced; (2) what plans there are for the establishment of the Local Inmate Database System (LIDS);...

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether he has made an estimate of the incidence of serious organised crime in prison which involves the trafficking of drugs; (2) what recent...

      Prisons: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what arrangements have been made to re-categorise (a) HMP Morton Hall and (b) HMP Foston Hall from semi-open to closed prisons; and if he will...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many illicit mobile phones were found in each prison in England and Wales in each of the last 12 months; and how many of those phones were found (a)...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how data found on illicit mobile phones in prisons is being analysed by the prison service.

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pornographic or violent images of (a) children and (b) adults have been found on illicit mobile phones seized from prisoners in the last three...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he has made a recent assessment of the level of transfer between illicit mobile phones in prisons of violent or pornographic images.

      Probation Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding his Department and its predecessor allocated for the (a) recruitment and (b) training of probation officers in each year since 1997.

  • Treasury

    • Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with UK Financial Investments on the level of bank lending.

    • Carbon Sequestration: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 7.19, page 123, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, from what level the Government have doubled its support for carbon capture...

      Chemical Engineering: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 7.30, page 125, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, from which budget the £30 million for the Teesside chemicals industry...

      Climate Change Levy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of receipts from the Climate Change Levy in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.

      Economic Situation: Greece

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the effects on EU member states of the fiscal situation in Greece.

      Excise Duties: Beer

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had concerning the proposal to levy a lower duty on cask beer; and if he will make a statement.

      Financial Services: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will request the Financial Services Authority to make a formal response to the Second Report of the Communities and Local Government Committee, on...

      Public Bodies: Empty Property

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, column 895W, on empty property, if he will take steps to require all central public bodies...

      Public Sector: Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 7.32, page 125, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what the baseline is for the 10 per cent. reduction in public sector energy...

      Renewable Energy: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to paragraph 7.25, page 124, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, from which budget the (a) £50 million for the development of offshore...

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what tests HM Revenue and Customs applies when determining domicile; and what investigations are normally undertaken in the cause of applying such tests.

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many UK citizens acquired a new domicile of choice and retained long-term UK residence in each year since 2000.

      UK Financial Investments: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse of (a) establishing and (b) maintaining UK Financial Investments Ltd has been to date.

  • Defence

    • Afghan Campaign Medal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of changing the rules under which members of the Royal Air Force Aero-Medical Evacuation Squadron at RAF...

    • Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many specialist bomb disposal staff were trained in the armed forces in each of the last three years.

      AWE Aldermaston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether research at the proposed new hydrodynamics facility at AWE Aldermaston will be undertaken exclusively for defence purposes.

      Departmental Housing

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental marketing, how much his...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many thefts of (a) personal items and (b) items which are the property of his Department have been reported from the London offices of his...

      Middle East: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval assets of each type are tasked under Operation Calash.

      Middle East: Navy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessels are deployed in the middle east; and what are their tasks.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many days staff of his Department and its agencies spent on trade union activity in the latest year for which figures are available; and what recent...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office from which companies her Department sourced temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary staff her Department employed in each...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department takes to ensure that boilers to be replaced under the boiler scrappage scheme are in working order before...

    • Carbon Emissions: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.36, page 127, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what estimate he has made of the increase in greenhouse...

      Carbon Emissions: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.36, page 127, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what estimate he has made of the annual reduction in UK...

      Carbon Emissions: Boilers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 7.36, page 127, of the pre-Budget report, Cm 7747, what estimate he has made of the effect on greenhouse...

      Collaboration Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent collaboration agreements on energy projects have been concluded with India; and what resources have been made available to...

      Combined Heat and Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects to make an announcement on the feed-in tariff rate for micro-combined heat and power.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much consultants employed by his Department have been paid (a) in total and (b) in reimbursable expenses since its inception.

      Departmental Disabled Staff

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many and what proportion of staff in his Department are disabled; and what the average salary in his Department is of (a)...

      Eaga: Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanisms his Department uses to evaluate the performance of Eaga Ltd. in carrying out its Warm Front contractual obligations;...

      Energy Supply: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate his Department has made of the number of households on social tariffs for (a) gas and (b) electricity.

      EU Emissions Trading Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the price per tonne of carbon in the EU Emissions Trading Scheme in (a) 2012 and (b) 2015.

      Fuel Oil: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has received any information on increases in domestic heating oil prices arising from difficulties in the...

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of carbon dioxide emissions per unit of electricity generated in the UK in each year since 1980.

      Wood: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department holds on the proportion of wood pellets used in heat and electricity generation which was imported in...

  • Wales

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax: Southend

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people have registered for council tax in Southend in each year since 1997.

    • Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has spent on advertising in weekly and regional newspapers in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many designs for its website his Department and its predecessor has commissioned since 2005.

      Departmental Languages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months;...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) empty homes and (b) homes which had been empty for more than six months there were in each region in each of the...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many new (a) affordable homes and (b) homes for social rent have been built in Castle Point since 2008; and how many homes...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer Question 305068, on empty homes, tabled on 3 December 2009.

  • Home Department

    • Chorley

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

    • Cleethorpes

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

      Identity and Passport Service: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he made an assessment of the merits of incorporating the specification for the Check and Send service in the requirements of the...

      Milton Keynes

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

      Thanet

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

  • House of Lords

    • Expenditure: 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 Exports Credits Guarantee...

    • House of Lords: Office Equipment

      To ask the Chairman of Committees further to his Written Answer on 11 January (WA 129), what was the total expenditure excluding value added tax on photocopier paper by the House of Lords in the...

      House of Lords: Service Charges

      To ask the Chairman of Committees why the Refreshment Department charges VAT on the compulsory 12.5 per cent service charge for functions in the House of Lords when VAT is already charged on the...

      Roads: Restrictions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the judgment of the High Court in Peake v Director of Public Prosecutions published on 19 February, they will review the extent to which...

      Traffic Management Act 2004

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the provisions of the Traffic Management Act 2004 relating to the civil enforcement of moving traffic contraventions, including infringements of mandatory...

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