Written answers

Monday, 8 March 2010

  • Prime Minister

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12...

    • Departmental Pay

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

  • House of Commons Commission

    • 14 Tothill Street

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 329W, on 14 Tothill Street, how much has...

    • Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column...

      Members: Allowances

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 38W, on Members: allowances, how much has...

      Older Workers

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what guidance the House authorities have issued on arrangements to enable staff of the House, excluding its...

      Older Workers

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many House of Commons staff, excluding Officers of the House, there are over the age of 65 years; and if...

      Parliament: Internet

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, columns 747-8W, on standing committees:...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many days staff of the House of Commons Service spent on trade union activity in the latest year for which...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for which Google Adword online advertising keywords his Department and its agencies have paid in the last 12 months; and at...

    • Land: Forestry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the amount of land available for afforestation.

      Land: Set-aside Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what percentage of former set-aside land (a) has gone back into agricultural production since the abolition of the set-aside...

      Quarries: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which extraction quarries are currently licensed in Nottinghamshire; and which of them have received aggregate levy...

      Quarries: Nottinghamshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many current aggregate levy sustainability fund Objective 5 projects in Nottinghamshire are taking place at sites within...

      Renewable Energy: Fuel Oil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to increase regeneration capacity for waste oils; and if he will make a statement.

      Special Protection Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 831W, on Special Protection Areas: cats, what guidance...

      Tuna: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Government decided not to sign up to the EU protocol on sustainable fishing of tuna.

  • Leader of the House

    • Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Leader of the House pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental marketing, how much her Department...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what estimate he has made of the volume of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005.

    • Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what information technology projects initiated by his Department were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12 months; and what the cost of each...

      Departmental Languages

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

      Trade Unions

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

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the maximum transmission system demand was in each of the last 20 years.

    • Fossil Fuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what proportion of UK energy demand has been met from fossil fuel sources in each year since 2006.

      Mining: Coal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) deep and (b) open-cast coal mines are operational; and what the annual output was of each such mine in each of the last five...

      Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board: Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will publish on his Department's website the minutes of each meeting of the Nuclear Liabilities Financing Assurance Board to date.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much (a) Ministers and (b) staff of each grade in (i) his Department and (ii) its agencies spent on first class travel in...

    • Essex County Council and Castle Point Borough Council: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will make it his policy to (a) collect information on and (b) publish the value of remuneration packages for (i) the...

      Local Government: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the cost to the public purse has been of all legal proceedings relating to the structural review of Norfolk, Suffolk and Devon.

      Local Government: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the borough of Poole council on the effects of trends in Government...

  • Olympics

    • Government Olympic Executive: Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in the Government Olympic Executive in each year since its inception.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics how many private finance initiative projects relating to the 2012 Olympics have been delayed because of problems obtaining finance; and what the monetary...

      Olympic Games 2012: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will take steps to ensure that sporting venues in (a) Yorkshire and (b) Leeds benefit from expenditure incurred in hosting the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Transport

    • Aviation: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he last reviewed the processes used to (a) collect and (b) publish the annual emissions of carbon dioxide from domestic aviation; and...

    • Aviation: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will hold discussions with aircraft manufacturers on the relative safety merits of aircraft black boxes and real time data transmitters.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what criteria his Department uses in determining the award of contracts; and how much his Department and its predecessors spent on the...

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on pot plants in 2009-10 to date.

      Departmental Temporary Staff

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport from which companies his Department sourced temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary staff his Department...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency: Consultants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 187W, on the Government Car and Despatch Agency, on which projects the...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to ensure that local authorities have sufficient funding to undertake repairs and resurfacing work on...

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what proportion of roads in each region were gritted following snowfall between November 2009 and February 2010.

      Roads: Snow and Ice

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department takes to ensure roads are safe for drivers during periods of snowfall.

      Roads: Speed Limits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on which (a) roads and (b) sections of road variable speed limits have been introduced in each of the last 10 years.

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he is taking to ensure the availability in the medium term of sufficient rolling stock able to negotiate the Moorgate tunnel.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his Department's long-term strategy for its activities in Afghanistan is.

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much (a) aviation and (b) vehicle fuel for British forces in Afghanistan cost in each of the last five years.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the budget is per person per day for meals for military personnel serving in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent assessment is of the tactical requirement for long-range patrol vehicles in the current military operation in Afghanistan.

      Air Force: Deployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average weekly flying time for a Royal Air Force pilot is.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Government plan to exempt the Queen Elizabeth carrier programme from the upcoming Strategic Defence Review.

      Army: Counselling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will investigate the reason for the increase in spending by his Department between 2003 and 2008 on counselling services for new recruits or Phase...

      Bahrain: Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which UK military assets are based in Bahrain.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on office refurbishments in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on cases involving harassment of its employees in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Pay

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

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many valid civilian passes granting access to his Department's buildings have been issued to employees of private defence companies; (2) to...

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what purposes civilian passes are issued to employees of private defence companies.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Royal Regiment of Scotland: Military Exercises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of his Department's planned military training exercises for (a) the 1st Battalion, (b) the 2nd Battalion, (c) the 3rd Battalion, (d)...

      Trident Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on the maintenance, operation and re-fitting of Trident submarines in each of the last 10 years.

      Trident: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the level of (a) actual and (b) projected expenditure on the (A) nuclear deterrent programme, including the Atomic...

      Unidentified Flying Objects

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons his Department plans a retention period of one month for reports of unidentified flying objects.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the likely effects of the presidential decree regarding the Electoral Complaints Commission in...

    • British Nationals Abroad: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate his Department has made of the number of British citizens imprisoned in overseas jurisdictions; and what support...

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to (a) encourage the ending of links between the Rwandan authorities and the Democratic Forces for the...

      Departmental Languages

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

      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, from what wine...

      Government Hospitality: Wines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the minutes of each of the Government Hospitality Advisory Committee for the Purchase...

      Greece: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance (a) the British Consulate in Corfu and (b) officials in his Department provided to the next of kin of Stephen...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the imprisonment of Behzad Nabavi; and what his most recent assessment is of levels of political...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the number of opposition figures (a) imprisoned and (b) executed in Iran since the most recent...

      Iran: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he plans to take to seek to ensure that Iran complies with international human rights conventions and laws.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the Government's latest assessment is of Iran's nuclear capabilities.

      Israel: EU External Trade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with his European counterparts on the provision of EU concessions to the State of Israel following...

      Nuclear Weapons: Proliferation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what negotiating position his Department has adopted for the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference in May 2010; and...

      Spain: EC Presidency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had in the General Affairs Council on the agenda of the Spanish Presidency of the European Union.

  • Wales

    • Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales which (a) individuals and (b) organisations will be consulted on the request made by the National Assembly for Wales for a referendum to be held under...

    • Referendums

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales by what date he is required to give a response to the request for a referendum from the National Assembly for Wales.

      Welsh Language

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues and the Welsh Assembly Government on the use of the Welsh language in Welsh politics; and if...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Camelot

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what discussions his Department has had with (a) the National Lottery Commission and (b) Camelot on Camelot's application to...

    • Departmental Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what estimate he has made of the total carbon dioxide emissions from his Department's buildings in each year since 2005.

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to completion in the...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department spent on office refurbishments in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Plants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies has spent on pot plants in 2009-10.

      National Lottery: Sports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much National Lottery funding was spent on grass roots sports (a) in Poole and (b) nationally in each year from 1997 to 2009,...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Discipline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to help teachers maintain discipline in schools.

    • Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the level of educational attainment of pupils eligible to receive free school meals; and if...

      UK Council for Child Internet Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in establishing the UK Council for Child Internet Safety; and if he will make a statement.

      Secondary Schools: Halton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the performance of secondary schools in Halton and the north-west.

      Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his latest assessment is of progress on the Academies programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Building Schools for the Future

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made on the Building Schools for the Future programme in Stoke-on-Trent.

      Catch-up Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for the future provision of catch-up support for children in literacy and numeracy.

      Bullying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the number of children subject to bullying in schools; and if he will make a statement.

      NEETs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has to reduce the number of young people not in education, employment or training.

      Education: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether any additional changes to arrangements for registration of educational charities have been agreed with the Charity...

      GCSE: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils resident in the Poole unitary authority area sat a GCSE in (a) history, (b) physics, (c) chemistry and (d)...

      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 2 in each subject at Key Stage 1 in each year since the...

      Pearson Group

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what discussions on what topics he has had with senior personnel at Pearson in the last 12 months.

      Personal Social and Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what plans he has to provide specialist teacher training to (a) teachers and (b) trainee teachers to deliver sex and...

      Pupils: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent per pupil (a) in each local authority area in the East Midlands and (b) on average in England since 1997.

      Schools: Northampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much per head was spent on education for (a) primary school children and (b) secondary school children in Northampton in (i)...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Children: Essex

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many children of school age there have been in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997.

    • Communications Electronic Security Group

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 825W, on Communications Electronic Security Group, for what reason the group has not...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much (a) her Department, (b) the Charity Commission and (c) the Central Office of Information spent on external recruitment consultants in the...

      Government Departments: Publicity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what unsolicited Government publications have been mailed directly to households in England in the last six months; at what cost in each case; and what...

      Sleeping Rough: Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent discussions the Office for National Statistics has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on that Department's...

      Young People: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people aged 17 years and under were resident in Southend in each year since 1995.

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 29 October 2009, Official Report, column 577W, on abortion, how many repeat abortions women aged (a) under 20, (b) 20...

    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many recorded incidents of assaults against NHS accident and emergency staff where alcohol or drug use was thought to be a significant...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost of compensation to people who have contracted (a) HIV, (b) hepatitis C and (c) other infections from...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2010, Official Report, (1) column 755W, on cancer: nurses, how many specialist cancer nurses there are; and how...

      Cancer: Palliative Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the progress report on the implementation of National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence guidance on Improving Supportive and...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the ratio is of patients on the Quality Outcomes Framework registers to the expected numbers of people with dementia as set out in EuroDem statistics...

      Dental Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what percentage of the population in each strategic health authority (SHA) area had access to NHS dental services (a) immediately before the...

      Dental Services: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have registered with a dental surgeon in Southend in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Advertising

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on office refurbishments in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) between 18 and 21 years old were prescribed (i) methadone, (ii) subutex and (iii) other synthetic opiates by...

      General Practitioners: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people have registered with general practitioners in Southend in each year since 1997.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of (a) emergency and (b) non-emergency treatment of people from (i) each EU member state, (ii) Jersey...

      Health Services: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what guidance his Department has provided on the implementation of the proposal in his Department's strategy for children and young people's health...

      Infant Mortality: Methadone

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many newborn baby deaths were related to the use of methadone by the mother in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Languages

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

      NHS: Private Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the NHS of an entitlement for a patient to be treated privately if not treated within 18 weeks in the...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable has been set for the publication of Professor Ian Gilmore's report on prescription charges for those with long-term conditions.

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many primary care trusts there were in 2005.

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department will have to provide to fund all existing private finance initiative and public-private partnership contracts in each of...

      Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects to make a decision on the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital's Trust's building project; and if he will make a...

      Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when he expects to make a decision on the Royal Liverpool Children's Hospital building project; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent...

      Syringes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many young people aged (a) under 18 and (b) between 18 and 21 years old have been provided with needle exchange services in the latest period for...

      Whittington Hospital: Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with London North Central Health Authorities on the future provision of accident and emergency services at Whittington...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on office refurbishments in each of the last 10 years.

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what information technology projects initiated by his Department were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12 months; and what the...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental...

      Departmental Pay

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

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution his Department is making to Fairtrade Fortnight.

      Fairtrade Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution his Department has made to Fairtrade Fortnight.

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent steps his Department has taken together with British charities to co-ordinate the provision of assistance to Haiti.

      Illegal Immigrants

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

      Languages

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

      Overseas Aid: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's announcement of 4 November 2009 on funding for HIV prevention, whether the £220 million for HIV...

      Overseas Aid: HIV Infection

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development with reference to his Department's announcement of 4 November 2009 on funding for health research into HIV and neglected diseases, how...

      Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what estimate he has made of the extent of starvation in refugee camps at Afgoye, Somalia; and what steps his Department is taking to...

      Trade Unions

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

      Trades Union Congress

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department and its agencies have given to the Trades Union Congress since 1997-98; and for what purposes.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Baptist Union of Great Britain

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) if she will meet representatives of the Baptist Union of Great Britain to discuss the effects of section 75 of the Pension Act 2004 on...

    • Cold Weather Payments: Highlands of Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cold weather payments have been made and how much has been paid out to households in the Highlands in winter 2009-10.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has spent on (a) print, (b) online, (c) television and (d) radio advertising in each of the last five years; how...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bids have been made for work choice programmes; and in how many of those bids sub-contractors have been streamlined.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department holds for benchmarking purposes information on the operation of the Prime Contractor model in (a) Australia and (b)...

      Departmental Drinking Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on bottled drinking water in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e)...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many full-time equivalent staff of each grade are employed by her Department to assist special advisers.

      Departmental Paper

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

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claimants of employment and support allowance had attended their first interview with a Jobcentre Plus personal...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her latest assessment is of the administrative efficiency of the referral process for incapacity benefit or employment and support...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when all prime contractors for the new Work Choice contracts will be informed of the outcome of their bid; what recent progress has been made...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has set a target time in which participants in the Work Choice programme move into unsupported employment; whether an individual...

      Housing Benefit: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will make it her policy that the absence of planning permission is taken into account when awarding housing benefit to those residing in...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the results were of occupational analysis of the jobseeker's allowance claimant count undertaken by her Department in (a) 2006 and (b) 2009.

      Pension Credit: Hampstead

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many pensioners applied for pension tax credit in Hampstead and Highgate constituency up to 2008; and how many such applications have been...

      Pension Service: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will make it her policy to ensure that her Department continues to offer face-to-face Pension Service advice surgeries in Torquay and...

      Personal Accounts Delivery Authority: Tata Consultancy Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many bidders other than Tata Consultancy Services there were for the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority contract for scheme...

      Social Security Advisory Committee: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Social Security Advisory Committee spent on (a) remuneration for (i) the Chairman and (ii) Committee members, (b) travel...

      Social Security Benefits: Angus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Angus constituency are in receipt of (a) attendance allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) jobseeker's allowance; and...

      Social Security Benefits: Dundee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Dundee East constituency are in receipt of (a) incapacity benefit and (b) jobseeker's allowance; and what the average...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Yorkshire East of 10 November 2009, Official Report, columns 303-04W, on social security...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions in respect of how many people allegations of benefit fraud were investigated in (a) Scotland, (b) the Highlands and (c) England and Wales in...

      Social Security Benefits: Moray

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Moray constituency are in receipt of (a) attendance allowance, (b) incapacity benefit and (c) jobseeker's allowance; and...

      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 incapacity benefit in Na h-Eileanan an Iar constituency in the latest period for which figures are...

      Trade Unions

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

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many recipients of employment and support allowance were required to take a work capability assessment in each of the last six months.

  • Justice

    • Bail Accommodation and Support Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many places are to be provided under his Department's contract with Stonham for the Bail Accommodation and Support Service; (2) how much has...

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost has been of the Heavy Hitter Programme Delivery Director service deployed in his Department; on which IT projects each consultant...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12 months; and...

      Departmental Languages

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      Driving Offences: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prosecutions there have been of people of each sex in each age group in (a) England and Wales, (b) Essex and (c) Southend for the offence of...

      Illegal Immigrants

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

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with the Office for Legal Complaints on agreements made by the Legal Complaints Service with solicitors in respect of the...

      Judges: Public Appointments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many judges have been appointed in each year since 1997.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to respond to the letter from the hon. Member for Billericay of 19 January 2010 on his constituent Mr Ron Capes.

      National Offender Management Institute

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the merits of establishing a National Offender Management Institute.

      National Offender Management Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what mechanisms are in place to (a) evaluate the (i) effectiveness and (ii) cost-effectiveness of offender management interventions and (b) provide...

      National Offender Management Service: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the projected underspend in the National Offender Management Service's budget is for 2009-10; and if he will make a statement.

      National Offender Management Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people employed in the National Offender Management Service head office and regional offices (a) have a probation background, (b) have a...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 13 May 2009, Official Report, column 833W, on offences against children, what proportion of offenders aged 21 years or...

      Parliamentary Standards Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what account the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority took of the level access for hon. Members to its offices when determining its permanent...

      Police Cautions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many cautions were issued in (a) Essex and (b) the Mid-Essex division of Essex constabulary area for (i) violence against the person, (ii) theft...

      Prison Accommodation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of prison cells reckoned as (a) certified normal and (b) operational capacity accommodation in each of the next...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many indeterminate sentences for public protection handed down (a) between 14 July and 31 December 2008 and (b) in 2009 were given with tariffs of...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection have been in prison three or more years beyond their tariff; and how many of...

      Prisoners Release

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the size of the prison population in each month up to the end of 2015 following ending of the End of Custody Licence Scheme....

      Prisoners Release: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many offenders were released on the End of Custody Licence scheme in Poole in 2008-09.

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many deaths of prisoners serving an indeterminate sentence for public protection were recorded in each year since 2005; how many of those deaths were...

      Prisoners: Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what proportion of all released prisoners were subsequently convicted for offences committed in the first 18 days after release in the last 12 months for...

      Rape: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons convicted of rape received (a) a determinate prison sentence, (b) a life sentence, (c) an indeterminate sentence for public...

      Robbery: Poole

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people in each age group in Poole were convicted of robbery in each year since 1997.

  • Home Department

    • 62 South Eaton Place

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the evidence given to the Home Affairs Select Committee by Mr. Sebastian Conran, Home Office Design and Technology Alliance...

    • Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of completed applications for representation on form EEA1 were dealt with within service standards in each month since...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of those convicted of an offence of selling alcohol to a minor received (a) a fine, (b) a community sentence,...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many curfew orders have been issued for anti-social behaviour in (a) Essex and (b) Southend since inception of such orders.

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations have been received by (a) his Department and (b) the UK Border Agency from local authorities on funding in respect of...

      Asylum: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding the UK Border Agency allocated to each local authority in respect of asylum seekers in 2008-09.

      Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what legislative arrangements apply to the capture, storage and use of number plate recognition images by law enforcement agencies; (2)...

      Biometrics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has plans to open new biometric enrolment centres.

      Counter-Terrorism: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what information his Department collects on expenditure by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) on work on counter-terrorism, with...

      Crime: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what percentage of recorded crime in each local authority area was attributable to the effects of alcohol in each of the last five...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many press and communications officers and staff were employed by his Department at what cost in each year since 1997; and how many...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many layers of management reporting from the most senior to the most junior there are in his Department and each of its agencies; how...

      Departmental Manpower

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

      Departmental Public Opinion

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on (a) focus groups and (b) other deliberative forms of public opinion research in each of the last 10 years.

      Departmental Theft

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

      Deportation: Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will investigate recent reports of the treatment of asylum seekers who are returned to the Democratic Republic of Congo against their will.

      Detection Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of trends in police detection rates in the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children (a) entered and (b) left immigration detention between April and December 2009; and how many of those who left detention...

      Disadvantaged

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

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Islwyn of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 849W, on domestic violence, what timetable...

      Domestic Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Islwyn of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 849W, on domestic violence, whether his...

      Domestic Violence: Forced Marriage

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance his Department issues to local authorities on provision of transport to refuges for victims of domestic violence or...

      Driving Under Influence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many motorists were (a) stopped on suspicion and (b) prosecuted for drink driving in 2009.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects the visa issued on behalf of Mr. Abdul Manan Saleh by the UK Border Agency on 19 November 2009 to be available for collection.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what effect the withdrawal of accreditation as a bona fide institution offering courses for overseas students from a private college has upon...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department who has responsibility for monitoring and enforcing the present 20 hour limit on work by overseas students; who will have the responsibility...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have received a student visa sponsored by a language college which has subsequently been identified by his Department as...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people entering the UK on a false student visa have been identified and deported in (a) each of the last three years and (b) 2010...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the refusal rate was for visitor applications from Islamabad in (a) the latest period for which figures are available and (b) each of...

      Forced Marriages

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the recommendations made in the Home Affairs Committee's Sixth Report of Session 2007-08, on Domestic Violence, Forced Marriage...

      Homicide: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been murdered in (a) Southend and (b) Essex in each year since 1997.

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many persons identified as possible victims of trafficking by the UK Border Agency or by their legal representative were placed in the...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the merits of appointing an independent National Rapporteur on Trafficking with a special focus on...

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the merits of introducing a system of guardianship for child victims of trafficking.

      Human Trafficking: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his latest estimate is of the number of child victims of trafficking in the UK.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy to oppose a merger of the National Identity Register into a European ID database.

      Identity Cards: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications for identity cards his Department has received from residents of (a) the county of Cheshire and (b) Crewe and...

      Illegal Immigrants: Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many employers hiring illegal immigrants have had the maximum available fine per worker imposed on them in England and Wales in each of...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children under the age of (a) 10 and (b) five years old were being held in immigration removal centres on the latest date for...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received from Birmingham City Council on the proposals in the Crime and Security Bill relating to vehicle...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letter of 14 January 2010 from the hon. Member for Walsall North to the UK Border Agency regarding a resident...

      Personation: Essex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how may offences involving the fraudulent use of personal information have been reported to (a) Essex and (b) Southend police in each year...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many complaints against the police were received in each year since 1997; (2) what the 10 most common causes of complaint made...

      Police: Firearms

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police-owned firearms and (b) confiscated firearms were lost or stolen from police forces in England and Wales in 2009.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of service was for police officers serving in England and Wales between 1999 and 2009.

      Police: Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many accidents involving police vehicles there have been in (a) Essex and (b) Southend in each year since 1997.

      Policing and Crime Act 2009

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure that training on the implementation of Part 2 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 is cascaded to...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of women (a) in each age group, (b) in each area and (c) of each ethnicity raped in each of the...

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the service standard performance of SERCO operations within his Department's Case Resolution Directorate was in each of the last three...

      Sexual Offences

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has received recent reports on incidents of (a) sexual violence against female gang members by male members of the same gang and...

      Terrorism Act 2000: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were stopped and searched under section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Theft: Livestock

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps are being taken to tackle livestock theft.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what role he expects Adult Safeguarded Learning funds to play in achieving the aims of the Learning Revolution White Paper.

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to assist local authorities in Portsmouth to achieve the aims of the Learning Revolution...

      Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to protect vulnerable families from unscrupulous money lenders.

      Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent assessment is of the effect on the ability of families to move out of poverty of consumer credit...

      Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to regulate doorstep lending; what his policy is for the future of such lending;...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii)...

      Employment: Young People

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent steps he has taken to assist young people to obtain (a) work and (b) training.

      Manufacturing Industries: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funds have been disbursed under the Automotive Assistance Scheme to date.

      Minimum Wage: Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much expenditure his Department is planning as part of the National Minimum Wage outreach campaign in 2010; and...

      Motor Vehicles: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on levels of greenhouse gas emissions of the vehicle scrappage scheme;...

      Motor Vehicles: Sales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate his Department has made of the number of new car sales in the second quarter of 2010.

      Overseas Students: English Language

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of overseas students in universities in academic year 2009-10 who had previously...

      Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many of his Department's private finance initiative projects have been delayed because of problems obtaining...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the (a) monetary value of and (b) amount of interest incurred in respect of student...

      Union Modernisation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid to each trade union from the Union Modernisation Fund in each year since the fund was started.

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last five years; how...

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to completion in the last 12 months; and...

      Departmental Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff (a) his Department, (b) its agencies, (c) HM Revenue and Customs and (d) the Valuation Office Agency have appointed who were later...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what expenditure his...

      Excise Duties: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on the most recent EU review of minimum rates of excise duty to be applied to alcohol and alcoholic beverages.

      Government Departments: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 876W, on the Sustainable Development Commission: Treasury, for what reason the baseline...

      Valuation Office Agency: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 782W, on Valuation Office: local government, which local authorities in England provide...

      Valuation Office Agency: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 782W, on the Valuation Office: local government, which local authorities in England do...

      Vat

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent assessment has been made of the effect on the economy of the recent change to the rate of value added tax; what recent representations he has...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Maize

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the research data submitted in the Renessen dossiers for high lysine maize LY038xMON810 (EFSA-GMO-NL-2006-31 and 32) which were...

    • Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps will they take to ensure that the use of anti-terrorism security equipment does not have a negative impact on community cohesion.

      British Citizenship

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why, having regard to section 4C of the British Nationality Act 1981, the note on page 18 of the guidance notes entitled "Applying for an identity card" (Home...

      Buying Solutions

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

      Buying Solutions

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

      Buying Solutions

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

      Buying Solutions

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

      Department for International Development: Spring Supplementary Estimates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with regard to the Department for International Development's spring Supplementary Estimates, what reduction in Official Development Assistance these changes represent.

      Energy: Carbon Capture and Storage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where their four pilot carbon capture and storage plants are situated; what stage of development they have reached; and when they expect to produce measurable...

      Energy: Gas Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they expect combined heat and power to make to their target for reducing the United Kingdom's greenhouse gas emissions. [DECC]

      Finance: UK Contributions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the United Kingdom's gross financial contribution for the calendar year 2009, in sterling, to (a) the European Union, (b) the Commonwealth, (d) the World...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in the reconstruction of United Nation schools in Gaza following the destruction during "operation cast lead" a year ago.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to support the funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees operation in Gaza.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the restoration of sewage disposal in Gaza.

      Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many safety tests of genetically modified crops and foods, to the highest international standards, they have commissioned in the last 10 years. To ask Her...

      Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have evidence of scientific malpractice in the application dossiers for genetically modified crops and food submitted over the last ten years by the...

      Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their approach to genetically modified crops and food is guided by the application of the precautionary principle.

      Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to eliminate any health and environmental damage associated with Roundup Ready and other herbicide-tolerant genetically modified crops.

      Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been their voting record in the last 10 years in the Council of Ministers of the European Union in respect of (a) consenting to, (b) rejecting, and (c)...

      Government Departments: Ministerial Code

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many written instructions have been provided by ministers to accounting officers for Departments in accordance with paragraph 5.5 of the ministerial code in...

      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 (a) the British Potato Council,...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made on the prion filtered red cells in surgery and multi-transfused patients (PRISM) study trial.

      Health: Gastric Bands

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to increase the provision of bariatric surgery where there is a cost-effective treatment option for eligible patients in England to the levels...

      Health: Isle of Man

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the new healthcare arrangements for United Kingdom citizens resident on the Isle of Man for (a) all, and (b) part, of the year.

      Health: Vaccinations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will conduct randomised tests on the cost-effectiveness of providing influenza vaccinations to those over 65; and what epidemiological advice they...

      Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2010

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Hill Farm Allowance Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/167) refer to both the "Moorland Map of England 2009" and the "Moorland Map of England 2007", and the Common...

      Hillsborough Castle Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Agreement at Hillsborough Castle of 2010 reflects the concept of parity of esteem concerning the languages and cultures of Irish and Ulster Scots in...

      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 (HC Deb, 668W), whether the...

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they consider that any amendments to the European Convention of Human Rights are required in the light of recent judgments made by the European Court of...

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many migrants from outside the European Economic Area entered the United Kingdom in each of the last three years.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government (a) how many businesses were fined for employing an illegal immigrant in each of the last three years, and (b) how much was each fine.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United States citizens have been refused entry to the United Kingdom in each of the last five years; and on what grounds.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants have been found to be working for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants have been found to be working for HM Treasury and its agencies in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants have been found to be working for the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, its predecessors and its agencies in each of the...

      National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 10 March 2009 (WA 235), who the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit regards as its "stakeholders".

      Olympic Games 2012

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 8 February (WA 96), what they mean by "an appropriate level of assurance" in respect of screening for...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the practice by the Palestinian Authority of demanding a "Husn al-Suluk" or certificate of good conduct from civil servants,...

      Police: Community Support Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Police Community Support Officers are employed in England and Wales.

      Pre-Budget Report

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what new business investment activity they anticipate in the second half of 2010, following recent economic figures.

      Protection from Harassment Act 1997

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many injunctions have been granted under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 where the aim of the injunction was to prevent a protest or demonstration in...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the admission of Rwanda to the Commonwealth was discussed in the Cabinet.

      Taxation: Inheritance Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent estimate of (a) the costs, (b) the number of tax-paying estates that would benefit, and (c) the distributional impact of the benefit, of...

      Taxation: Personal Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent estimate of (a) the cost, and (b) the total financial effects by income decile, of raising pensioners' personal allowances by £2,000...

      UK: Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether more British firms have experienced job losses than their overseas counterparts; and, if so, why.

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether students in North India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have already made applications for Tier 4 student visas to study at private colleges under the currently...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many applications have been made under the previous rules in the last eight quarters to United Kingdom visa application centres in Pakistan and south India for...

      Waste: Recycling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they will give to representations from local authorities such as Portsmouth City Council to ensure maximum flexibility in the definitions used for...

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