Written answers

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

  • Leader of the House

    • Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Leader of the House when she plans to answer Question (a) 311222, (b) 311223, (c) 311224, (d) 311225 and (e) 311226, on public duty costs allowance, tabled on 12 January 2010.

  • International Development

    • Somalia: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, Official Report, column 67W, on Somalia: overseas aid, what assessment he has made of the...

  • Justice

    • Care Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average time taken to complete care proceedings in the courts was in each local authority area in each year since 2003-04.

    • Children in Care: Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of Child Trust Funds managed by the Official Solicitor or Accountant of Court on behalf of looked-after children have been re-allocated...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey for his Department.

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan and Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel who were repatriated from Afghanistan and Iraq were seriously wounded and subsequently died in each year since the start of...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he has received reports of UK armed forces' Bowman radio equipment being recovered from Taliban combatants in Afghanistan.

      Air Force: Military Aircraft

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

      Armed Forces: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on explosive ordinance disposal (a) training and (b) equipment from (i) his Department's core budget and (ii) the contingency...

      Armed Forces: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding has been allocated to cadet forces in Shrewsbury for 2010-11.

      Armed Forces: Discharges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of personnel of each of the armed forces were administratively discharged in each year since 2001.

      Armed Forces: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the C-130 Hercules has been chosen as a replacement aircraft for the Nimrod MR2 for UK-based long-range search and rescue missions.

      Defence: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the average rate of inflation for major defence procurement projects in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Iraq: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library an unclassified copy of the 7th Armoured Brigade Post Operation Tour Report of Op Telic 1.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the first Nimrod MRA4 to enter service; and if he will make a statement.

  • Transport

    • Cycling

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what information his Department holds on which local authorities make cycle training available to (a) the general public and (b) schools;...

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Electric Motors

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he plans to extend the plug-in car grant to electric-powered motorcycles and scooters; and if he will make a statement.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many vehicles were exempt from vehicle excise duty as a result of having been first registered prior to January 1973 in each of the last...

      Railways: Coventry

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) whether Coventry city council has submitted to his Department a business plan for development under the NUCKLE project which includes...

      Railways: Tickets

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the effect on the cost of off-peak rail travel in the London borough of Bexley of the implementation of the...

      Railways: York

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the (a) open full, (b) average and (c) lowest advance purchase fare available to the general public was for rail travel between York...

      Roads: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the Secretary of State's approval for the form of the fixed penalty notice to be used in cases of highway obstruction under the London...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many short forming trains were run by each train operating company in each week of the last six months.

  • Wales

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions on the level of unemployment in Wales.

    • Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent estimate he has made of the level of long-term unemployment in Neath constituency.

      Industrial Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many days were lost to industrial action in Wales in 2009.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1303W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design.

      Incinerators: Merthyr Tydfil

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with (a) the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change and (b) Welsh Assembly Government Ministers on the effect on...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Civil Contingencies Emergency College

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office when she last visited the Civil Contingencies Emergency College at Hawkshill, near Easingwold; and if she will make a statement.

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 698W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet her Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design.

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in (a) Glasgow East constituency and (b) the UK are unemployed.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she plans to take to reduce the incidence of carbon monoxide poisoning.

    • Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions which companies were contracted by her Department for the provision of temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will publish the travel guidance issued to staff of her Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Disability Living Allowance: Tribunals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many appeal tribunals related to disability living allowance took place in each of the last five years.

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled people living in the City of York have moved into work in each of the last three years.

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many disabled people living in Milton Keynes have moved into work in each of the last three years.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

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

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what expenditure her Department has incurred on the local housing allowance scheme since it was introduced.

      Housing Benefit: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Fife and (b) Scotland receive local housing allowance.

      Housing Benefit: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people under the age of 19 years who are not in employment, education or training are living in supported housing schemes; what...

      Occupational Pensions: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason the cost to businesses of external advice to comply with the provisions of the Pensions Act 2008 was not included in her...

      Pension Credit: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people are in receipt of pension credits in Glasgow East constituency; and what the average weekly payment was in the latest period...

      Pension Credit: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Milton Keynes receive (a) basic state pension and (b) pension credit; and what the average weekly amount of pension credit...

      Pension Credit: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in City of York local authority area receive (a) basic state pension and (b) pension credit; and what the average weekly...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what requirements apply to people found to have committed benefit fraud to repay money defrauded; and what mechanisms are in place to...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many fraudulent benefit claims were detected in each of the last five years; how many such cases resulted in (a) administrative...

      Social Security Benefits: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her policy is on the provision of (a) information and (b) information leaflets on (i) attendance allowance and (ii) other welfare...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the merits of uprating earnings-related state pensions at the same rate as the basic state pension from April 2010.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Community Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has set a timetable for reaching agreement with the Local Government Association on the proposals on the shortlist...

    • Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to completion...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of senior civil servants in his Department were awarded a bonus in 2009; and what the (a) highest,...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of his Department's Board members who were civil servants working in his Department were awarded a...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) highest, (b) lowest, (c) mean, (d) median and (e) mode salary paid to (i) senior civil servants in his...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many senior civil servants there were in his Department at the time of the 2009 pay award; how many of them received a pay...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 October 2009, Official Report, columns...

      Homelessness: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans his Department has to increase support for young homeless people seeking permanent accommodation; and if he will make...

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent assessment he has made of progress in the provision of affordable sustainable homes; and whether his Department was...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the combined rateable value of hereditaments in each local authority area is on the (a) 2005 and (b) draft 2010 Rating List.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the Valuation Office Agency drew up a rating list in 2005 for port businesses.

      Planning Permission: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish the guidance to local authorities on National Policy Statements referred to by Baroness Andrews on 18...

      Preventing Violent Extremism Community Leadership Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what projects and programmes Preventing Violent Extremism funds will be spent in Northamptonshire in 2009-10.

      Supported Housing: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of young people under the age of 19 years are living in supported housing schemes; and what the...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) the Audit Commission are seconded to trade unions; what...

  • Treasury

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Wolverhampton have been visited by representatives of his Department's time to pay initiative during the recent recession.

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the monetary value of capital allowances to UK industry in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what steps he plans to take to reduce the number of incidents of staff misuse of customer data at HM Revenue and Customs; and by what means he plans...

      Tax Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of recovering a debt in respect of which the due and payable date passed more than 12 months...

      Taxation: Domicil

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of long-term resident of the UK is used for the purposes of determining a person's tax status; and how many days per year are required to be...

      Taxation: Gaming Machines

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of gaming machines in public houses which are not subject to Amusement Machine Licence Duty (AMLD); what...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many days staff of (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c) the Valuation Office Agency spent on trade union activity in the latest...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many legal proceedings have been instigated for recovery of tax credit overpayments in each quarter since April 2003; what the average overpayment...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in how many individual tax credit cases which involved overpayments made in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07 and (c) 2007-08 the claimants were prosecuted by his...

  • Women and Equality

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how many properties are (a) owned and (b) leased by the Equality and Human Rights Commission; what the cost to the Commission was in the latest period...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Butterfly World Project

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent meetings Ministers and officials in his Department have had with representatives of Butterfly World Project Ltd.

    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

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

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made...

      Museums and Galleries: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) whether Arts Council England has agreed a business plan for the Waygood Art Galley project, High Bridge, Newcastle; (2) how much...

      Museums and Galleries: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what grants were awarded by the Museums, Libraries and Archives Council to non-hub designated museums in the South West in 2009.

      Theatre: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to encourage young people to use the (a) free theatre tickets available under the A Night Less...

      Theatre: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many young people have registered for the National Theatre Entry Pass to date.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Rural Payments Agency in making payments to farmers on time; and...

    • Animal Feed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has estimated the effect on (a) the price of animal feed and (b) the population of fish of a...

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to reply to the correspondence from Mr. Richard D. Hall of Blaydon on animal mutilation phenomena.

      Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the use of bolt guns to end the life of (a) domestic animals and (b)...

      Biomass: Air Pollution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs by what mechanisms emissions from biomass boilers will be made compliant with his Department's Air Quality Strategy.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of trends in the incidence of bovine tuberculosis in (a) England and (b)...

      Breeding of Dogs Act 1991

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Breeding of Dogs Act 1991; (2) what funding his...

      Cattle: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which assessment has been made of the effects on animal welfare of keeping dairy cattle in (a) very large herds and (b)...

      Clean Neighbourhoods and Environment Act 2005

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of local authorities' statutory responsibilities for stray dog...

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to introduce a maximum size for dairy herds.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received from animal welfare charities on stray dog control services.

      Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent estimate he has made of the total dog population in England; and if he will make a statement.

      Dogs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many prosecutions there were for offences of each type under the Breeding of Dogs Act 1991 in 2009; and if he will...

      Floods: Maps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how the work of his Department in preparing the Ordnance Survey flood maps first published in April 2010 was funded; and if...

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency in each of the last five years; how much it has spent...

      Milk: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many litres of milk a day were imported on average in each of the last five years.

      Poultry: Animal Welfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there were for offences relating to unnecessary pain or distress caused to...

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much it cost on average for the Rural Payments Agency to process a single payment in the latest period for which...

      Rural Payments Agency: Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much the Rural Payments Agency spent on legal advice in the last five years.

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • 1 Carlton Gardens

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Pendle of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 373W, on Carlton Gardens, what...

    • Burma: Forced Labour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received recent reports on trends in the level of forced labour in Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      Burma: Gems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions at EU level on the export of gems originating in Burma from Asia to Europe.

      Burma: Gems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the effectiveness of sanctions designed to prevent the export of gems...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has...

      Departmental Meetings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any of his officials were present at meetings attended by Lord Ashcroft and the right hon. Member for Richmond (a)...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey for his Department and its...

      EU Countries: Overseas Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens working in other EU member states in each of the last 12...

      Greece: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has received a copy of the (a) coroner's, (b) police and (c) toxicology report relating to the death...

      Intelligence Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will publish the (a) current and (b) former policy guidelines issued by his Department to officers of those intelligence...

      Morocco: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the treatment of persons with connections to the Christian community in Morocco; and...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Nigeria on violence in the vicinity of Jos; (2) what recent...

      Overseas Residence: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many British citizens have died whilst working in Corfu in each of the last three years.

      Sudan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department is providing to seek to ensure free and fair elections in Sudan.

      UN Commission on the Status of Women

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the outcomes were of the 54th session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women; and if he will make a statement.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for what reasons his Department requested Lancashire county council to remove Whitworth Community High School from its Building...

    • Children in Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have gone missing from local authority care in each local authority in each of the last five years.

      Children: Carers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's latest estimate is of the number of children unable to attend full-time education because they care for...

      Children: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether ContactPoint uses (a) unique pupil numbers and (b) unique learner numbers to identify children.

      Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to introduce a system of guardianship for child victims of trafficking.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils eligible for free school meals at the age of 15 progressed to a sixth form college in the...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will take steps to provide the same funding to further education students on the same course at a college and a school sixth...

      Further Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to take steps to ensure that funding allocations to further education students on the same course at a college...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has made an assessment of the merits of adapting GCSE courses and assessments to take account of the requirements of...

      GCSE: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what percentage of year 11 pupils at state schools in Leeds city area achieved five or more A* to C GCSEs in each year since...

      Hotels

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

      Mass Media: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals sat GCSE media studies in 2009.

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in the 10 per cent. (a) most and (b) least deprived areas of the country achieved at...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in receipt of free school meals achieved at least level 3 in each subject at key stage 1...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has made a recent assessment of the correlation between teacher assessment and results in Key Stage (a) 1...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on the administration of the national tests in the latest year for which figures are available; and...

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 312W, on National Safeguarding Delivery Unit: standards, in...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils have been permanently excluded from schools in England and Wales for assaulting (a) a member of staff and (b) a...

      Pupil Exclusions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils have been permanently excluded from schools in England and Wales for (a) alcohol-related incidents, (b)...

      Pupils: Learning Disability

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate has been made of the number of learners with a learning difficulty and/or a learning disability whose education...

      Schools: Swimming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to ensure that all schoolchildren have access to swimming lessons within school hours.

      September Guarantee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his estimate is of the number of children attending school or college courses as direct result of the September Guarantee in...

      Teachers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many qualified teachers below retirement age were not teaching in the state sector in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest...

      Teachers: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many full-time equivalent (a) teachers, (b) teaching assistants and (c) support staff there were in local authority...

      Teachers: Early Retirement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers took early retirement in (a) 1997, (b) 2005 and (c) the latest year for which figures are available.

      Teachers: Wolverhampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers were employed in state schools in Wolverhampton in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest date for which figures are...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools more than (i) 10, (ii) 20, (iii) 30 and (iv) 40 per cent. of pupils were...

  • Health

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) elective and (b) emergency bed days were recorded in the Hospital Episodes Statistics database as having been accounted for by (i)...

    • Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) admissions and (b) emergency admissions for (i) lung cancer, (ii) bowel cancer, (iii) upper gastrointestinal cancer and (iv) haematological...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he made of expenditure on (a) cancer care, (b) lung cancer care, (c) bowel cancer care, (d) haematological cancer care and (e) upper...

      Cancer: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many NHS cancer patients have made top-up payments for treatments since the arrangements for such payments were implemented.

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department have spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on legal cases concerning remuneration of its employees in each of the last 10...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statutory instruments he plans to lay before Parliament in the remainder of the current session; and on what dates he plans to lay those instruments.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey for his Department and its agencies.

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Doctors and Nurses: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in the NHS in Wolverhampton (i) in 1997 and (ii) at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Doctors: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many vacancies for junior doctors there have been in each month since May 1997.

      Ealing

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

      General Practitioners and Dental Services: Pendle

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs and (b) dentists were practising in Pendle in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009.

      Health Services: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS spending has been spent in (a) Spearhead and (b) non-Spearhead primary care trusts in each year since the start of the Spearhead Programme.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health who (a) was invited to and (b) attended his Department's care and support conference in February 2010.

      Motor Neurone Disease: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to publish a national strategy on motor neurone disease; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether Evidence Review Groups are required to complete their assessments within the timetables set by the National Institute for Health and Clinical...

      NHS: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to publish its response to the consultation on its response to Sir Ian Kennedy's...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health 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...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Departmental Consultants

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

    • Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many officials from his Department are working on plans for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether there are plans to strike medals to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many letters he has received on the subject of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee in the last 12 months.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department is taking to link events to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with London 2012 Olympics.

      Diamond Jubilee 2012

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with Buckingham Palace on the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

      Insolvency: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses employing (a) fewer than 10, (b) between 10 and 50, (c) between 51 and 100, (d) between 101...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department plans to take to ensure that adult learners with learning (a) difficulties and (b)...

      Redundancy: Public Sector

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) voluntary and (b) involuntary redundancy rates were in the public sector in (i) Leeds North West...

      Stroud

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

      Students: Radicalism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what written guidance his Department has issued to educational establishments on reducing levels of (a) religious and...

      Students: Radicalism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the compatibility of measures planned by his Department to reduce extremism in...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biomass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress he has made on the development of sustainability indicators for biomass.

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what volume of carbon dioxide emissions have been recorded in the UK on the Kyoto protocol basis (a) including and (b) excluding...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the amount of carbon dioxide emissions arising from UK households in the most recent period for which...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what expenditure his Department has incurred on its Act on CO2 campaign in each month since the campaign began.

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what figures are represented in (a) Chart 19, (b) Chart 20 and (c) Chart 22 of the Analytical Annex to the Low Carbon Transition Plan.

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he plans to take steps to ensure that consumers are aware of those services and products which are subsidised under the Carbon...

      Climate Change: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department had spent on its advertising campaign Act on CO2 at the latest date for which information is available.

      Climate Change: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding has been allocated to research into mitigation of the effects of climate change on (a) agriculture and (b) other...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made...

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much has been paid in reimbursable expenses to special advisers in his Department in each year since its creation.

      Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what estimate he has made of the number of domestic consumer electronics products which qualify for the Carbon Emissions...

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to prevent energy companies changing billing review and assessment periods for small business customers other...

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the effect on the National Grid of an electromagnetic pulse strike caused (a) deliberately and...

      Oils: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on encouraging the generation of energy from waste oils; and if he will make a statement.

      Radioactive Waste: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether trains carrying nuclear waste use the (a) Lea Valley and (b) Barking to Gospel Oak line.

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, columns 880-1W, which countries were categorised as (a) other Europe, (b) other...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, columns 329-30W, on asylum, what arrangements are available to asylum...

      Asylum: Repatriation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) adult and (b) child asylum seekers have been removed from the UK by the Third Country Unit under the provisions of the Dublin...

      Crime: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences of (a) crime related to vehicles, (b) burglary of a dwelling, (c) other burglary, (d) criminal damage, (e) theft, (f)...

      Crime: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) crimes, (b) crimes of domestic burglary and (c) violent crimes there were in Salford in (i) 1997 and (ii) the last 12 months...

      Crimes of Violence: Statistics

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the figure for police recorded violence would have been in (a) 1997-98 and (b) 1998-99 using current counting rules; and what...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Carbon Emissions

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

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on external consultants and advisers by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii)...

      Departmental Paper

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

      Deportation: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many overseas students were deported from the UK for extremist links in each year since 1997.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum-seeking families from (a) Afghanistan, (b) the Democratic Republic of Congo and (c) Somalia have been detained at (i)...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the capacity is at (a) Dungavel House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) Yarl's Wood for detainees; and whether that capacity has ever been...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff employed at (a) Dungavel House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) Yarl's Wood have not had a Criminal Records Bureau check completed.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times staff have been employed at (a) Dungavel House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) Yarl's Wood before completion of their Criminal...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) families, (b) children aged under 18, (c) children aged under 16 and (d) children aged under 10 have been transferred from...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average length of detention at (a) Dungavel House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) Yarl's Wood was for (i) a family, (ii) an...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) families, (b) children aged under 18, (c) children aged under 16 and (d) children aged under 10 have been detained at (i)...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) families, (b) children aged under 18, (c) children aged under 16 and (d) children aged under 10 were detained at (i)...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the staff to detainee ratio was at each UK immigration removal centre in each of the last six years.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what ministerial visits have been made to (a) Dungavel House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) Yarl's Wood in each of the last 10 years; and what...

      Detention Centres: Glasgow

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what methodology is used to decide which families will take part in the Alternatives to Detention pilot in Glasgow.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment has been made of the likely impact on the economy of changes to the Tier 4 points based system for 2010-15.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what evidential basis was used to determine the level of education most susceptible to fraudulent visa applications when revising the Tier 4...

      Entry Clearances: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what representations he has received on his Department's decision not to issue visas to Palestinian olive oil producers to visit the UK...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration he has given to (a) his policy and (b) the UK Border Agency's practice on the detention of children following the...

      Fraud: Credit Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of offences related to (a) credit card and (b) mortgage fraud affecting residents in the London Borough of Bexley were...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department has commissioned (a) research and (b) other work on the possibility of introducing compulsory identity cards in future.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees were transferred from Dungavel House to immigration detention in England in (a) 2007-08, (b) 2008-09 and (c) 2009-10.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children have been detained at each immigration detention centre in the last six months for which figures are available; and what...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times Ministers have signed an authorisation for the detention of a child at an immigration removal centre beyond 28 days in each of...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people in each local authority area have been granted discretionary leave to remain in the UK in each year since 1997.

      Internet: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will hold discussions with the owners of (a) Facebook and (b) other social networking sites on improving (i) online security and (ii)...

      Offenders: Deportation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 372W, on offenders: deportation, what the country of origin of each...

      Police: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding was provided in Birmingham for (a) policing and (b) victim support services in each year since 1997.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were employed by West Midlands Police (a) in 1997 and (b) at the latest date for which figures are available.

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in (a) 2000 and (b) 2009.

      Police: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) police officers there were in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997 and (b) police community support officers there were in...

      Police: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers were based in Salford in (a) 1997 and (b) the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what key performance indicators will be included in his Department's league tables on the performance of police forces for 2009-10.

      Police: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the performance tables for police forces in England and Wales for 2009-10 will be published.

      Policing: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department allocated for (a) policing and (b) victim support services in West Yorkshire in each year since 1997.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many individual powers of entry are exercisable by local authorities.

      Serco

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much work in progress of post awaiting processing by SERCO for (a) Case Resolution Directorate North and (b) Case Resolution...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures the UK Border Agency follows in respect of immigration applications from individuals suspected of holding extremist views.

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what procedures the UK Border Agency follows in respect of immigration applications from individuals who have been investigated in the US for...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about asylum applications submitted prior to March 2007 were made to the UK Border Agency's Case Resolution Directorate...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about an application by a national of a country in the European Economic Area were made to the UK Border Agency in each...

      UK Border Agency: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the UK Border Agency was of overtime payments in the last 12 months; how many hours of overtime were claimed for; and if he...

      Work Permits

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) in country and (b) out of country work permits were approved in each year since 2004.

  • House of Lords

    • Access to Work Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 12 November 2009 (WA 181), what further consideration they have given to reviewing the guidance about...

    • Afghanistan: Bagram Prison

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Brett on 1 March (WA 317), whether they will ascertain from the United States authorities how many persons held by them at...

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on which occasions the Food Standards Agency have asked the GM advisory committees (ACAF, ACNFP and ACRE) to scrutinise the scientific dossiers submitted by...

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 17 December 2008 (WA 43), what has been the advice of the Advisory Committee on Novel Foods and Processes...

      Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they will have with managers of United Kingdom airports to ensure that security screening devices do not offend Muslim and other ethnic and...

      Airports: Body Scanners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of when airport screening devices will have technology which will prevent passengers from having to be inappropriately exposed.

      Asbestos: Trinitas Services Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the accounts of Trinitas Services Ltd for the past five years.

      Asbestos: Trinitas Services Ltd

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representation Trinity House has on the board of Trinitas Services Ltd.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the report by the Karen Women's Organisation Walking Amongst Sharp Knives about alleged human rights abuses against Karen women...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the government of Bangladesh over the recent arrests and forced displacements of Rohingya refugees; and whether they have asked...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the relocation of 15,000 civilians by the Government of Burma for the Myitsone dam construction in Kachin State.

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether North Korea is supplying arms to Burma.

      Buying Solutions

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

      Civil Aviation Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) Instrument Meteorological Conditions Rating will be available as an endorsement to the proposed European licence...

      Civil Service: Redeployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many civil servants are in a redeployment pool.

      Education: Home Schooling

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will withdraw and reissue their home-educated children with special educational needs (SEN) guidance letter of February 2010 with (a) appropriate...

      Egypt: Rafah Crossing

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will decide whether the European Union Border Assistance Mission in Rafah can resume work at the crossing into Gaza; and what criteria will be used to make...

      Elections

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many days there are between the close of nominations for parliamentary elections and (a) the last day for receipt of postal vote applications, and (b) polling day.

      Elections: Wards

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have received in relation to the Boundary Commission's proposal to remove the name "Moresk" in the new warding arrangements for Cornwall;...

      Electoral Commission

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider increasing the investigative and summoning powers of the Electoral Commission.

      Energy: Electricity

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they intend to give to the private sector promoters of the European supergrid for sustainable supplies of electricity without generating carbon emissions.

      Energy: Palm Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what volume of palm oil is used in (a) biofuels for power generation, (b) biofuels for road fuels, and (c) B30K oil.

      European Commission: General Report 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the European Commission's General Report on the Activities of the European Union for 2009 devotes three sentences to "war, refugees and forgotten crises" and...

      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 Independent Safeguarding...

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made this year to the Government of Israel about their blockade of Gaza, in particular (a) the closing of the Keren Shalom crossing...

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for International Development and its agencies spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in each of...

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and its agencies spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in...

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Children, Schools and Families, its predecessors and its agencies spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs...

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and its agencies spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in each of the...

      Government Departments: Illegal Immigrants

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

      Health: Dentistry

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the level of dentistry available to prisoners.

      Health: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 10 February (WA 151-2), whether they will publish the agreement reached with the Republic of Ireland on the...

      House of Lords: Sittings

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what estimate has been made of the additional costs of the provision of services to Members of the House of Lords arising out of any sittings of the House of...

      Houses of Parliament: Illegal Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many reports they have received of people working illegally on the Parliamentary Estate.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the view expressed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the Interim Resolution on 4 March urging the Government "to...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 24 February (HL2012), how many complaints received by the UK Border Agency concerning excessive force...

      Israel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will instigate through the European Union and the Middle East quartet a review of the trade agreement with Israel, following recent developments there.

      Israel and Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the Government of Israel about the effects on the health, education, work, and social and religious life of the Palestinian...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any purported ethical approval for the blood tests to detect the presence of the measles virus carried out on the claimants and...

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of any purported ethical approval and clinical indication for lumbar punctures funded by legal aid performed on the claimants in...

      National Identity Register

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance has been given to contractors working on or maintaining the National Identity Register on whether staff are permitted to engage in industrial action...

      National Insurance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which are the 20 countries whose nationals have been issued most national insurance numbers since 2002; and how many numbers have been issued to all foreign...

      National Offender Management Information System

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost of the P-NOMIS offender management database; why Gypsy, Roma and Travellers are not identified as an ethnic category recorded therein;...

      NHS: Expenditure

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many major hospital capital schemes costing more than £500,000 were started and completed in England in each year since 1997-98 in (a) acute hospitals,...

      NHS: Medical Records

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action is being taken to ensure that primary care trusts and GP practices are prepared and supported prior to and during the introduction of Summary Care Records.

      NHS: Service Providers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what requirements ministers at the Department of Health will place on primary care trusts in the east of England before they tender with the independent sector for...

      NHS: Service Providers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish the initial findings of the Co-operation and Competition Panel's review of the processes of the Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care...

      NHS: Service Providers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Great Yarmouth and Waveney Primary Care Trust's decision to reverse its decision to tender openly for community services was compliant with the Department...

      Northern Ireland: Racism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 2 December 2009 (WA 55) and the letter from the Acting Director of Public Prosecutions in Northern...

      Palestine

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the conclusions of the assessment by the EU Police Mission in the Palestinian Territories (EUPOL COPPS) of the criminal justice system run by the...

      Panama: UK Ambassador

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why Her Majesty's ambassador in Panama required a new residence; what was the cost of the new residence; what was the cost of the opening ceremony for it,...

      Parking Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether private parking companies are required to display a person's right of appeal on the face of a parking penalty notice.

      Parking Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage councils responsible for the civil enforcement of traffic violations to publish on their websites (a) their parking and traffic...

      Parking Fines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage councils responsible for the civil enforcement of traffic violations to publish on their websites a map of all their parking...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many full-time regular officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) are former officers of An Garda Síochána who joined the PSNI under...

      Political Parties: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review options for funding United Kingdom political parties from public funds and disallowing overseas donations.

      Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 14 November 2007 (WA 25), under which Acts and secondary legislation listed in the Schedule to the Powers...

      Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 14 November 2007 (WA 25), under which Acts and secondary legislation listed in the Schedule to the Powers...

      Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL]

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 14 November 2007 (WA 25), under which Acts and secondary legislation listed in the Schedule to the Powers...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the view expressed by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe in the Interim Resolution of 3 December 2009 that the delay in...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Electoral Commission has suggested to them that prisoners could be enfranchised through a system of postal voting or proxy voting involving a...

      Railways: Gatwick Express

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to Southern Railway about the quality of the stock on the Gatwick Express.

      Rural Areas: Telephones

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any decision to end the ability to pay by cheque will be contingent upon the provision of a telephone to every rural dwelling in the country.

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 1 March (WA 332), what assessment they have made of the work carried out by the Research and Radionavigation...

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 1 March (WA 332), what factors will determine the future funding of the Research and Radionavigation Directorate of...

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 1 March (WA 332), what programme milestones have been achieved by the Research and Radionavigation Directorate of...

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with other interested parties on the eLoran navigation system.

      Shipping: General Lighthouse Authorities

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what loans for commercial purposes have been made available from the General Lighthouse Fund or Trinity House to Trinitas Services Ltd; what were the (a) dates,...

      Transport: Buses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any buses carrying children to school were considered unsafe and taken off the road in (a) 1995, (b) 2000, (c) 2005, (d) 2006, (e) 2007, (f) 2008, and (g) 2009.

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been killed or seriously injured as a result of contact with heavy goods vehicles on the A55 since European Union regulations 1072/2009 and...

      Trees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for a new long-term tree planting campaign, involving all United Kingdom households, similar to that in China.

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