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Written answers

Monday, 22 March 2010

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Bearwood Corporate Services

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission (1) if the Electoral Commission will place in the Library a copy of the report of...

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the hon. Member for South West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission which trade unions have registered with the Electoral Commission as a registered...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department are free range or produced to standards equivalent to those of...

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning for the forthcoming general election.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department are free range or produced to standards equivalent to those...

  • Prime Minister

    • Community Relations

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1304W, on building resilience, whether the paper from the Civil Contingencies Secretariat entitled...

    • Departmental Internet

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

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 861W, when he expects the views of the Intelligence and Security Committee to be published.

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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.

    • Fines: Non-payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are in prison in Northern Ireland as a result of non-payment of fines.

      Magilligan Prison

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many people are expected to be employed in the (a) construction and (b) running of the new prison at HM Prison Magilligan.

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) young adults and (b) women were serving a custodial sentence in prison in Northern Ireland in (i) January 2010, (ii) January 2009...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) maximum and (b) minimum number of years of over-paid council tax is that should be refunded to local taxpayers...

    • Council Tax: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 896W, on council tax:...

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when his Department's headquarters were last reviewed for compliance with the Public Records Acts; and what the results were of...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department undertakes equality and diversity monitoring of agency staff recruited to work at its headquarters.

      Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department has provided guidance to fire and rescue authorities on the use of socio-demographic profiling to inform...

      Fire Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average response time was for a fire appliance to attend (a) a dwelling fire with persons involved, (b) a dwelling...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) which (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department attended the MIPIM international property conference in (i)...

      Local Government Act 1976

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will amend section 11 of the Local Government Act 1976 to permit local authorities to sell electricity other than that...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his latest estimate is of the take-up rate of small business rate relief in each local authority area.

      Schools: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether local education authorities will be liable for the carbon dioxide emissions of maintained schools under the Carbon...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which staff from his Department have visited Afghanistan in each month since 2007.

    • Armed Forces: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has paid to relatives of servicemen killed in action in each of the last five years.

      Armed Forces: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Dunfermline and West Fife of 22 February 2010, Official Report, columns 7-8W, on armed forces: discharges,...

      Armed Forces: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding has been allocated to (a) cadet forces and (b) the Territorial Army on Merseyside in 2009-10.

      Atomic Weapons Establishment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many abnormal safety events were recorded at the Atomic Weapons Establishment in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009; and how many of those events were...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department and its non-departmental bodies are free range or produced to...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 849W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department spent on maintaining its Flickr channel in 2009-10; (2) how many people his Department employs to maintain its social...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian staff are employed principally to operate his Department's White Fleet of vehicles.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on travel for its civilian staff between (a) London and Edinburgh, (b) London and Glasgow and (c) London and the rest of...

      Devonport Dockyard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department will make a decision on the future base-porting of frigates currently base-ported in Devonport Naval Base.

      Future Rapid Effect System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) when he expects to announce his decision on the preferred bidder for the Future Rapid Effect System armoured reconnaissance vehicle contract; (2)...

      Group 4 Securicor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with Group 4 Securicor on its proposals to have outsourced to the private security industry those services which...

      HMS Gannet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many search and rescue call-outs there were from HMS Gannet between 1 March 2009 and 28 February 2010.

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department has spent on (a) renting accommodation and (b) hotel costs for its civilian staff attending meetings in Scotland in the last 12...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 4 November 2009, Official Report, column 704W, on helicopters, when he plans to write to the hon. Member for Woodspring.

      Middle East: Military Attachés

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to which countries in the Middle East a UK defence attaché is posted.

      Navy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many naval vessels are permanently based in Scotland; and how many have been permanently based in Scotland in each year since 1997.

      Nimrod Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the Nimrod MR2 modification programme announced in March 2009.

      RAF Coningsby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the fast jet test and evaluation advice available at RAF Coningsby is provided in-house.

      Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to respond to the petition on SAR Chivenor presented to the Prime Minister on 25 February 2010.

      Rescue Services: Helicopters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what timetable has been set for signing the search and rescue helicopter contract with Soteria Consortium.

      Royal Hospital Haslar

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether contractual provisions were included in the documentation for the sale by Defence Estates of the Royal Hospital Haslar to ensure that the vision...

      University Officer Training Corps

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had on (a) the funding and (b) the participation of students in officer training corps units at universities; and if he...

  • Justice

    • Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what account was taken of each of the criteria in the Government's code of practice on consultation in preparing his Department's consultation on arrest...

    • Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the remit of the National Victims Fund will extend to British residents who are victims of crimes committed abroad.

      Crime: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what services his Department provides for the families of British victims of homicides committed abroad.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) if he will publish the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey relating to his Department; (2) if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Juries: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people resident in Leeds North West constituency have been summoned for jury service (a) once, (b) twice, (c) three times and (d) four times...

      Lionel Crabb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make available for public inspection in the National Archives all papers relating to the disappearance and death in 1956 of Commander Buster...

      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...

      Prisoners: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many deaths of prisoners serving a determinate sentence were recorded in each year since 2005; how many such deaths were self-inflicted; and...

      Prisons: Visits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to record centrally the number of closed visits made on the prison estate.

      Public Sector: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 664W, on public sector: disclosure of...

      Public Sector: Disclosure of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 664W, on public sector: disclosure of...

      Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people serving a custodial sentence had their conviction overturned on appeal in each year since 2005.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2010, Official Report, columns 383-84W, on trade unions, how many of the days staff of his Department and its...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) whether any authorisations of trade unions under section 30 of the Access to Justice Act 1999 have been withdrawn; (2) how much has been recovered...

      Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many and what proportion of young offenders supervised by youth offending teams were in full-time training and employment in (a) England and (b)...

      Young Offenders: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase the level of training and education provided to young offenders under pre-release schemes.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases managed by the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission relate to absent parents in Banff and Buchan constituency.

    • Cold Weather Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on cold weather payments: highlands of Scotland, in respect of how many...

      Cold Weather Payments: Angus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) households and (b) individuals in weather station areas covering Angus have received cold weather payments since 1 November 2009.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions 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...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons the departmental expenditure limit for her Department in 2009-10 changed from £9.728 million in her Department's...

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much (a) Ministers and (b) staff of each grade in (i) her Department and (ii) its agencies spent on first-class travel in the last 12 months.

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of people aged between 60 and 64 years old claiming the higher rate care component of disability...

      Employment and Support Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average waiting time was for a work capability assessment to be conducted for claimants for employment and support allowance in the...

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many job point kiosks there are; how much her Department spent on job point kiosks since their introduction; what assessment she has made...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the planned duration of the Future Jobs Fund scheme is; and if she will make a statement.

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reason tenants aged over 25 years may not as of right receive housing benefit for shared accommodation for amounts less than the sole...

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions for what reasons her Department's decision of 8 October 2009 to grant income support in respect of the case with reference NINO YX220262A with...

      Jobcentre Plus: Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of the 16,000 additional Jobcentre Plus positions announced in the pre-Budget report 2008 and Budget 2009...

      Jobcentre Plus: Redundancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus staff (a) have been made redundant and (b) have failed to have a fixed-term contract renewed in each month since...

      National Employment Savings Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what consideration was given to the scope for the re-use of established systems and IT infrastructure in the procurement process for...

      National Employment Savings Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking in the procurement process for scheme administration services for the National Employment Savings Trust to...

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Southport of 13 January 2010, Official Report, column 1035W, on New Deal schemes: young people,...

      Pension Credit: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Leeds North West constituency receive (a) a basic state pension and (b) pension credit; and how much on average such...

      Pensioners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of active members of defined (a) benefit and (b) contribution pension schemes in each year since 1997.

      Poverty: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment has been made of the standard of living of (a) families in Birmingham, (b) the poorest 20 per cent. of families in...

      Poverty: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of (a) the whole population, (b) children and (c) pensioners in Birmingham was living in poverty in each year since 1997.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of children in Salford who have been lifted out of poverty since 1997.

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of children in postcode areas L20, L21 and L22 were living in poverty in each year since 2000.

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) whether guidance has been issued to local authorities on the application of the provisions of the Contracting Out (Functions of Local...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what percentage of customer claims for (a) attendance allowance, (b) disability living allowance, (c) incapacity benefit and...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged over 65 years with each main disability condition received (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 105W, on social security benefits: fraud, how many ongoing investigations...

      Social Security Benefits: Lone Parents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will investigate the situation whereby a non-resident parent in receipt of certain benefits including pensions paid on medical grounds...

      Social Security Benefits: Travelling People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether (a) council tax and (b) housing benefit may be awarded to Travellers occupying camps without planning permission.

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the effects would be on (a) public service and (b) other occupational pension schemes if the level of the basic and additional state...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the take-up rate of basic state pension was (a) nationally, (b) in Essex and (c) in Southend in the latest period for which figures are...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) men and (b) women in (i) Glenrothes, (ii) Scotland and (iii) the UK qualify for the full basic state pension.

      Stroud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to constituency, the effects on that constituency of the...

      Vocational Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department is taking to ensure that low-incidence sensory-impaired students will continue to be able to access national...

      Winter Fuel Payments: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households in York with at least one person aged 75 years or over received the winter fuel allowance in 2009-10.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer Question 316427, on payments to the Government Car and Despatch Agency, tabled on 3 February 2010.

  • Home Department

    • Dogs: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the incidence of the use of dogs in crime.

    • Immigration Removal Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were being held in immigration removal centres on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of anti-social behaviour were reported in (a) England and Wales, (b) each constituency, (c) each police force area,...

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of police forces in tackling antisocial behaviour.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants issued in the UK have been executed in each other EU member state in each month since their introduction.

      Arrest Warrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants issued by each other EU member state have been executed in the UK.

      Arrest Warrants: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants issued in the UK and served on a person in the Republic of Ireland resulted in that person being delivered...

      Arrest Warrants: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many European arrest warrants issued in the UK relating to sex abuse cases have been served on people in the Republic of Ireland in the...

      Arrest Warrants: Republic of Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is his practice to indicate to the Irish Government the (a) importance and (b) urgency of implementation of (i) extradition...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) mean and (b) median time taken to process an application for asylum was in December 2009.

      Asylum: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people who have applied for asylum and are waiting for a decision on their application are resident in York.

      Borders: Patrol Craft

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many immigration patrol vessels (a) operate in UK waters and (b) have operated in UK waters in each of the last 10 years.

      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, (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive...

      Departmental ICT

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1374W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

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

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many full-time equivalent nurses provided health services at (a) Dungavel House, (b) Tinsley House and (c) Yarl's Wood in each...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how long on average it took for detainees to be transferred from Dungavel House to detention facilities in England in (a) 2007-08, (b)...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what support is available at immigration removal centres for detainees diagnosed with stress or depression.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with his Italian counterparts on the removal to Italy of Eritrean detainees held in immigration removal centres.

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what date a Minister from his Department last visited an immigration removal centre.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what change there has been to the number of entry clearance applications granted since the transfer of the processing of such applications...

      Entry Clearances: Africa

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effects of the introduction of the points-based immigration system on the number of doctors and nurses...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of entry clearance applications for settlement as a spouse in the UK submitted to the British consulate in Tel Aviv were...

      Entry Clearances: Married People

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of entry clearance applications for settlement as a spouse in the UK submitted to the British consulate in Tel Aviv between...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what criteria he plans to use to determine whether a Tier 4 visa sponsor is highly trusted; and for what reasons all Tier 4 visa sponsors...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department examined visa requirements for students wishing to enter other countries with a substantial English language teaching...

      Entry Clearances: Palestinians

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department for what reasons the UK Border Agency did not issue a visa in connection with Fairtrade Fortnight to (a) Lina Mahmoud, (b) Belal Eid and...

      Greater London

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

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he classifies the implementation of biometric passports as part of the identity card scheme.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many illegal immigrants were detected at each of the main ports of entry to the United Kingdom in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many children detained at (a) Dungavel and (b) Yarl's Wood have been transferred to other immigration detention centres in each of the...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) children and (b) families detained at immigration detention centres spent the entire period of their detention at a single...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the effect on the health and emotional well-being of children of transfers between immigration...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether members of any families being detained at immigration removal centres have been detained at different locations in each of the last...

      Immigrants: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the maximum number of children is which may be detained at each immigration removal centre; and how many children were detained at each...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps his Department takes to monitor the destination of those refused leave to remain in the UK who have not yet been removed from the UK.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much was spent on payments made in relation to immigration casework consequent on complaints to the Parliamentary and Health Service...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department paid in compensation in respect of immigration casework in each of the last five years.

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the (a) mean and (b) median time taken to process an application for further leave to remain was in December 2009.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of complaints received by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) investigated...

      Lockerbie: Bombings

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) whether (a) he and (b) other Ministers in his Department were consulted on the departure of Abdelbasset Al-Megrahi from the UK; (2)...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to reply to the letters from the right hon. Member for Birmingham, Ladywood dated 9 November and 15 December 2009 regarding...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 14 January 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton regarding Mr. I. Khan.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 21 January 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton regarding Mrs. H. Mohsin.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment his Department has made of the relationship between the number of police officers in police forces and their effectiveness in...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he has taken to reduce the amount of time spent by police officers on administrative tasks since 1997; what steps he plans to take...

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 379W, on powers of entry: public...

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many staff of his Department and its agencies are seconded to trade unions; what facilities are made available to them; how many days...

      UK Border Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response his Department has made to the parliamentary ombudsman's recent report on the UK Border Agency.

      UK Border Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many calls were made to the UK Border Agency MPs' hotline in each of the last 12 months.

      UK Border Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the cost to the public purse was of providing all hon. Members with a pass code for the UK Border Agency MPs' hotline.

      UK Border Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many full-time members of staff work on the UK Border Agency (a) MPs' hotline and (b) public enquiry line.

  • Treasury

    • Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effects on small businesses of the recent downturn in the economy; what assistance he plans to give during...

    • Child Trust Fund: Children in Care

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the performance of stakeholder Child Trust Funds managed by the Official Solicitor or Accountant of Court on behalf of...

      Departmental Air Travel

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many domestic flights in Great Britain officials of his Department took in an official capacity in 2008-09; and at what cost to the public purse such...

      Excise Duties: Motor Vehicles

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely change to revenue to the Exchequer arising from the first year rate tax on new motor vehicles in each of the next...

      Government Departments: Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the guidance given to civil servants on spending money via Government procurement cards.

      Government Departments: Reviews

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which organisations are accredited gateway reviewers.

      Housing: Leaseback Arrangements

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of each substantive response to his Department's consultation on Regulating the sale and rent-back market.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 237W, on valuation, what proportion of the £14 million of expenditure on the...

      National Insurance Contributions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely effect on the level of employment of a one percentage point increase in national insurance contributions.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will initiate an independent review of the Valuation Office Agency's handling of the new retrospective business rates regime on firms in ports.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) new assessments and (b) reassessments have been undertaken by the Valuation Office Agency in each year since 1999; and how many businesses...

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what estimate he has made of the number of people whose personal data was put at risk by HM Revenue and Customs data security incidents in 2008-09;...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish the Treasury Minute outlining the Government's response to the Second Report from the Committee of Public Accounts' HM Revenue...

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration his Department has given to means of simplifying the tax system in respect of small businesses.

      Valuation Office Agency: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 26 February 2010, Official Report, column 806W, on the Valuation Office: local government, if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Valuation Office Agency: Local Government

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Valuebill XML schema has the capacity to transfer building control notice data.

      Valuation Office Agency: Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) assessment officers, (b) staff working in the former statutory ports and (c) staff of the Valuation Office Agency there were in each year...

  • Transport

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what guidance his Department has issued to Network Rail on the requirement for environmental impact assessments to be undertaken in respect...

    • Aviation: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many incidents were recorded of objects falling from commercial aeroplanes over the UK in each of the last five years; and how many such...

      BAM Nuttall

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many infrastructure projects funded in part or in whole by his Department are under construction by BAM Nuttall; how many of those...

      Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport 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 of...

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received on the effectiveness of the operation of the East Coast Main Line route; and if he will make a...

      Exhaust Emissions

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

      Heathrow Airport: High Speed Two

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate has been made of the effect on the number of flights to and from Heathrow Airport of High Speed Two coming into operation.

      Midland Metro

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he plans to release funding for the Midland Metro extension.

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 845W, on the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA), and with...

      Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost to the public purse of administering the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency's free prize draw promotion for motorists...

      Network Rail:

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what costs Network Rail incurred on air journeys within Great Britain since its inception; (2) how much Network Rail spent on (a)...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research has been done on the business case on the proposed route of a high-speed rail link (a) including starting with a link between...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which organisations have informed his Department of their support for a shorter journey time by rail between London and Birmingham.

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment has been made of the economic effects of a reduction in rail journey times of 20 minutes between London and Birmingham; and...

      Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment has been made of the effects of tunnelling activities associated with the high-speed rail route proposed in Chesham and...

      Railways: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the statement of 11 March 2010, Official Report, columns 446-50, on high speed rail, when work will commence on the section of...

      Railways: Chesham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which roads in Chesham and Amersham constituency have been identified for the routing of traffic in connection with the construction of the...

      Railways: North West

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the Statement of 11 March 2010, Official Report, columns 446-50, on high speed rail, when he expects work to commence north of...

      Railways: Safety

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions the Secretary of State has had with the Office of Rail Regulation on the number of maintenance staff required to be...

      Railways: Todmorden

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to his contribution of 15 October 2009, Official Report, columns 547-48, on the Todmorden rail link, what recent assessment...

      Roads: East Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy not to take any definitive decisions pursuant to the public inquiry into the compulsory purchase orders...

      Roads: East Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what timetable applies to the submission to the Secretary of State of the report by the Inspector on the public inquiry for the Bexhill to...

      Roads: East Sussex

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the Inspector's report on the public inquiry for the Bexhill to Hastings link road is required to be considered by any person or...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much was spent (a) in total and (b) per head of population on road improvements in (a) England, (b) the East of England and (c) Essex...

      Rolling Stock: North of England

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps the Government plans to take to provide additional diesel train capacity in the North of England.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies: Sponsorship

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what consultation his Department undertook prior to the clawback of £260,295 funding from The Hereford Academy; if he will...

    • Children: Death

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many deaths of children (a) nationally and (b) in each local authority area under the age of five were reported in each of...

      Children: Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the relative fitness levels of pupils who walk or cycle to school compared to those who are driven.

      Children's Centres: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on public relations in respect of Sure Start children's centres in each year since 2004; how much is...

      Departmental Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) Entry to Employment, (b) community service places, (c) community service local authority...

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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.

      Free School Meals: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals were entered for GCSEs in each subject in 2009.

      GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils not eligible for free school meals achieved three A grades at A-level in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year...

      Offences Against Children: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the Audit Commission will have access to the full serious case review into the case of Children J produced by Doncaster...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what statutory duties there are on local authorities in England to provide nursery places for three and four year olds; what...

      Pre-school Education: Hemsworth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many childcare places have been created in Hemsworth since 1997.

      Pre-school Education: Lancashire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding streams are available for (a) pre-schools and (b) play groups in Lancashire.

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what vetting and barring guidance applies to visits to schools by representatives of religious organisations; and how many such...

      Support for All: The Families and Relationships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department allocated for the publication and distribution of the Think Fathers best practice guide referred to in the...

      Support for All: The Families and Relationships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has allocated for the publication and distribution of free parenting support booklets as referred to in...

      Teachers: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department has updated its study of 2003-04 entitled Allegations Audit.

  • Olympics

    • Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics if she will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey for the Government Olympic Executive.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he has had recent discussions with representatives of the All England Lawn Tennis Club on the provision of transport for tennis...

    • Coastal Areas: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent progress has been made on the final round of funding for the Sea Change project; and if he will make a statement.

      Cricket: Public Participation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what estimate his Department has made of the number of people who have played cricket over the last five years; (2) what estimate...

      Culture: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) how many applications to attend his Department's Rewired Culture event on 27 March 2010 have been received; (2) how many Rewired...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department and its non-departmental bodies are free...

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Sports: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding has been provided for (a) cricket, (b) football and (c) rugby by his Department in 2009-10.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the efficiency ratings are in respect of the Standard Assessment Procedure for the calculation of carbon emissions of domestic...

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent assessment he has made of the operation of the boiler scrappage scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) undertaken any research of the level of consumer awareness of the Carbon...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to the introduction of a sunset clause in the eligible measures under the Carbon Emissions Reduction...

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on office refurbishments since its inception.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many working days were lost in his Department as a result of (a) stress and (b) other illnesses in 2008-09.

      Departmental Surveys

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

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding has been allocated to (a) each pay as you save pilot scheme and (b) the pay as you save scheme for (i) 2009-10 and...

      Fuel Poverty: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the number of households in fuel poverty in Leeds North West constituency.

      Guanidine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential contribution of guanidine to his Department's renewable energy strategy.

      Nuclear Power Stations: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 799W, on nuclear power stations: construction, whether...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department and its non-departmental bodies are free...

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 877W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the refresh of...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning for the...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he plans to take to ensure that each of his Department's country programmes record and report on their support for access to...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will support proposals for the establishment of rights for disabled people to an inclusive education at the forthcoming (a) (i)...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if his Department will use the Fast Track Initiative's equity and inclusion framework when part of a donor group charged with assessing...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will support proposals for the insertion of an indicator on disability into the Indicative Framework that guides education sector...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will request (a) the UNESCO Institute for Statistics and (b) other international organisations to provide greater support for...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how the toolkit on inclusive education announced in his Department's education strategy will be disseminated to (a) country programmes...

      Developing Countries: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development when he expects the toolkit on inclusive education announced in his Department's education strategy to be delivered.

      Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure the provision of high quality healthcare services to tackle tuberculosis in the next five...

      Fiji: Storms

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what humanitarian assistance his Department is providing to Fiji following Cyclone Tomas.

      Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1416W, on Rwanda: politics and government, what representations his...

      Sri Lanka: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to seek to improve the humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the 130,000 teachers to be trained each year under his Department's education strategy will be trained in using inclusive...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Angola: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Angola.

    • Aung San Suu Kyi

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Burmese government on the publication of an election law preventing Aung San Suu Kyi from...

      Burma: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of recent arrests and deportation to Burma of Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.

      Burma: Dams

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the forcible relocation of civilians by the Burma regime for the Myitsone dam...

      Burma: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the mortar-bombing of a school in Karen, Burma; and if he will make a statement.

      China: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he is taking to promote human rights in China.

      Conflict Resolution: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department plans to allocate additional funding for the purpose of tackling violence against women overseas...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many sick days members of his Department have taken in each month of each year since 1997.

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many staff in his Department have had five or more periods of sickness absence of less than five days in two or more of the...

      Egypt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the reason was for the visit of HM Ambassador in Egypt to the Egyptian Foreign Minister in Cairo in March 2003.

      Ethiopia: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what aims and objectives he has set for UK foreign policy in respect of Ethiopia.

      Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what services his Department provides for the families of British victims of homicides committed abroad.

      Iran: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he is having with his international counterparts on Iran's nuclear ambitions and capability.

      Mexico

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the level of violence in Mexico; and how many British citizens are (a) in jail and (b)...

      Nigeria: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the Government of Nigeria on developments in that country since the beginning of January 2010.

      Pakistan: Kidnapping

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the government of Pakistan following the kidnap and release of a five year old British boy.

      Rwanda: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with the Rwandan Government freedom of political expression for members of the Green Party and other...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the UN Security Council has been briefed on the human rights situation in occupied Western Sahara by the UN Secretary...

  • Health

    • Abortion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, Official Report, column 51W, on abortion, on what date he expects to place in the Library a copy of the...

    • Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what resources his Department provides for therapeutic services for children who have experienced abuse.

      Community Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with Sir David Nicholson on the merits of independent provider arms for community care.

      Community Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason the number of options available to NHS trusts under the Transforming Community Services programme has been reduced; and if he will make a...

      Dental Services: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many dentists were practising in Chesterfield constituency on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many of them were accepting new...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in circumstances in which an individual lacks the capacity to choose to receive a direct payment for social care and that payment is made to a suitable...

      Disabled: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether people in receipt of attendance allowance or disability living allowance will receive the full social care entitlement under the Government's...

      Food: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions (a) Ministers and (b) officials in his Department have had with representatives of the food industry on the effects of the provision of...

      Food: Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) who represents his Department at World Health Organisation discussions on the marketing of food to children; and what recent discussions he has had...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the new Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset will capture data from (a) general practitioners, (b) community contraceptive clinics...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy to collect data from the NHS on (a) the training received by professionals delivering sexual and reproductive health...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) when his Department plans to replace the KT31 form with the new Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity dataset; (2) when the implementation of the...

      Genito-urinary Medicine: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what data items will be collected under the new Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset; (2) whether the new Sexual and Reproductive Health...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the number of patients who used maternity services in London North West district in each of the last five years.

      Health Services: Isle of Man

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the reciprocal health agreement between the UK and the Isle of Man has been placed on the agenda of the forthcoming Ministerial meeting of the...

      Health Services: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much has been spent on the care and support of people with learning difficulties on Merseyside in each year since 2005.

      Hospital Beds: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds were available in NHS hospitals in Salford in (a) 1997 and (b) the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time for an appointment in hospital was after referral by a general practitioner for suspected cancer cases in each year since...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what average NHS waiting times for residents of (a) Manchester, Blackley and (b) the City of Manchester were in each of the last five years.

      Mental Health Services: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2010, Official Report, column 351W, on mental health services: advocacy, whether he plans to make public the...

      Mental Health Services: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much the NHS has spent on (a) mental illness, (b) personality disorder, (c) learning disability, (d) brain injury and (e) step-down...

      Mental Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to the provision of cognitive behavioural therapy in (a) Southend, (b) Essex and (c) England in each of the last...

      Muscular Dystrophy: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average age of death was for people diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy who died in the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority area in...

      Neuromuscular Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what discussions he has had with representatives of the West Midlands Strategic Health Authority on access to specialist care for people in that region...

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make an assessment of the effects on the number of jobs in the NHS of the outsourcing of finance departments to SBS Solutions in India.

      NHS: Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many private recruitment agencies recruited health workers from Africa for work in the NHS prior to the introduction of the NHS Code of Practice...

      Swine Flu: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the take-up rate has been for swine influenza vaccinations by each qualifying group in each of the last six months.

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding his Department has allocated to the Venous Thromboembolism Exemplar Network in each of the last three years.

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much funding has been allocated to the National Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Strategy in each of the last five years, excluding funding...

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department has issued on the implementation of the Venous Thromboembolism National Commissioning Goal to (a) strategic health authority...

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to NHS healthcare professionals on the revised 2010 National Venous Thromboembolism Risk Assessment Model on 2 March 2010; and...

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the role of the National Patient Safety Agency will be under the National Venous Thromboembolism Prevention Strategy.

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients were diagnosed with (a) deep vein and (b) pulmonary thrombosis in each of the last five years.

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the role of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges will be in relation to the National Venous Thromboembolism Strategy.

      Thromboembolism: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 717W, on thrombosis, what format of the electronic version of the National Venous...

      Tuberculosis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to assist hard to reach groups, including those from black and minority ethnic communities and people who are...

  • Women and Equality

  • Cabinet Office

    • Deaths: Ovarian Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many women died of ovarian cancer in Merseyside in each year since 1997.

    • Deaths: Thrombosis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many death certificates which mentioned thrombosis have been issued in each of the last five years.

      Employment: Graduates

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many university graduates with a degree in (a) law, (b) engineering, (c) mathematics and (d) medicine have been in employment at any time since 2005.

      Public Sector Debt

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate the Office for National Statistics has made of net (a) borrowing and (b) debt, including financial sector interventions, public sector...

      Unemployment: Glenrothes

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Rural Land Registry on the accuracy of the maps used to calculate acreage for...

    • Agriculture: Subsidies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether it is his policy to support (a) the provision of direct payments to farmers under Pillar One of the Common...

      Animals: Smuggling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the (a) country of export and (b) purpose of importation was of each importation of a species listed in the convention...

      Auditory Bird Scarers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has plans to review the Code of Practice for farmers on the use of auditory bird scarers.

      Biodiversity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on biodiversity conservation in (a) England and (b) the UK Overseas Territories in each of...

      Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what sustainability criteria will apply to the use of B30K oil in domestic boilers.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cases of bovine tuberculosis were recorded in (a) West Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, (b) Cornwall, (c) the...

      Bovine Tuberculosis: Disease Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to tackle bovine tuberculosis in Devon.

      Cattle: Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many cattle have been culled as a result of contracting (a) bovine tuberculosis and (b) other diseases in (i) Cornwall,...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department plans to take to participate in the Earth Hour event on 27 March 2010.

      Departmental Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on office refurbishments in each year since its inception.

      Livestock: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Fallen Stock Scheme in containing diseases; and if he will...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking in (a) this country and (b) international forums to curb illegal trade in endangered species.

      Noise

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on the Noise Policy Statement for England.

      Pollution Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on how many occasions a decision taken at an early stage by the Environment Agency on what constitutes best available...

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many members of his Department have taken authorised days of absence owing to severe weather in 2010.

      Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate he has made of the number of trees planted in England in each of the last 10 years.

      Waste Disposal: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the report on his Department's research project commissioned from the Central...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what guidance his Department has issued on the erection of wind turbines on common land.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what activities will be funded under the Adult Learner Responsive sub-total for the Development Learning category in...

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment has been made of the level of support and resources the Skills Funding Agency will require for...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria will be used to establish which learners will be covered by the provision of the Adult Learner...

      Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what type of provision will be provided by the Adult Learner Responsive sub-total for the Foundation Learning...

      Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people completed an apprenticeship in each industry or service sector in each quarter of the last five years.

      Apprentices: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people completed apprenticeships in Milton Keynes in each year since 1997.

      Apprentices: York

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people have completed apprenticeships in York in each year since 1996-97.

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to require Ofcom to promote training in the telecommunications industry to support the rollout of and...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he plans to extend the general access fund for the roll-out of broadband services to mobile as well as fixed...

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to make access to 2Mbps minimum speeds for universal broadband access mandatory.

      Broadband: Harrogate

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which telecommunications exchanges in Harrogate and Knaresborough constituency will be enabled with superfast...

      Business: Preston

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department and its predecessors have taken to support small businesses in Preston since 1997.

      Chorley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Chorley constituency as possible, the effect on...

      Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received from (a) consumer bodies and (b) other organisations (i) in support of...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department has spent on office refurbishments since its inception.

      Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey for his Department...

      East of England Development Agency: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what payments the East of England Development Agency has made to Fishburn Hedges in each of the last three years; for...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of people aged 24 years or under in (a) the City of York, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c)...

      Estate Agents: Regulation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the Office of Fair Trading's recent recommendation against the introduction of further...

      Higher Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Higher Education Funding Council for England has instructed universities to cease to provide higher...

      Higher Education: Student Numbers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area (i) applied for and (ii) were...

      National Skills Academies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many expressions of interest have been received to set up new National Skills Academies; and if he will make a...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with the Department for Communities and Local Government on (a) empty...

      Post Offices: Closures

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) on how many occasions a sub-post office temporarily closed has been reclassified as a permanent closure since...

      Regional Development Agencies: Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding (a) his Department and its predecessors and (b) regional development agencies have given to support...

      Remploy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent on consultants' advice in relation to Remploy in 2008-09; how much has been so spent in 2009-10 to...

      Telecommunications: EC Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to bring forward legislation to implement the provisions of the new EU Telecoms...

      Telecommunications: EC Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with (a) Ofcom, (b) representatives of industry and (c) consumer groups on...

      Telecommunications: EC Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps his Department has taken to prepare for implementation of the new number portability rights and obligations...

      Telecommunications: EC Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions his Department has had with Ofcom on assisting business to meet the new number portability rights and...

      Young People: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of people aged 24 years or under in Milton Keynes are in education, employment or training.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Dairy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the trade balance in cash terms for dairy products over the past five years.

    • Armed Forces: Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of Her Majesty's Reserve Forces have been called out for service in the past five years.

      Banking: Iceland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many depositors in the United Kingdom branch of Landsbanki with balances above £50,000 that were repaid by HM Treasury had addresses outside the United...

      Banks: Lending

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the breakdown of net lending achieved by (a) Lloyds Banking Group, and (b) the Royal Bank of Scotland, against their net business and mortgage lending...

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to make the British Council completely self-funding; if so, whether its core services will alter; and whether any further form of subsidies to...

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the British Council is required to compete openly with the private sector.

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the programme of the British Council within each country in central Asia; and what provision will be made to it to meet demand there.

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any proposals they have considered or are considering for the future of the British Council take account of its charter.

      British Council

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any proposals they have considered or are considering for the future of the British Council will affect its diplomatic status.

      British Transport Police

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to what extent the views of train passengers and train and station staff who deal with passengers will be taken into account in the quinquennial review of the...

      Broadband Delivery UK

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who are the members of Broadband Delivery UK; and what are their positions, relevant practical, theoretical and educational backgrounds, remuneration, monthly time...

      Cuba: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the circumstances surrounding the death on 23 February of Mr Orlando Zapata, a political prisoner in Cuba; and whether they have...

      Cuba: Prisons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they last made representations to the Government of Cuba about conditions in Cuban prisons (a) directly, and (b) via European Union representatives.

      Cyprus: Justice

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 2 February (WA 18) and 22 February (WA 209), and following the ruling of the European Court of...

      Economy: National Debt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the anticipated annual cost of interest payments on the national debt in 2015-16; and what is it in 2009-10.

      Elections

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

      Energy: Gas Prices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what forecast they have made of the effects of the recent reduction in international gas spot prices on the United Kingdom natural gas sector.

      Energy: Palm Oil

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the relative greenhouse gas emissions of palm oil and diesel fuel used in road transport; and, if so, what are the results of their...

      European Public Prosecutor

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 9 February (WA 111), whether, if a European public prosecutor is established, although the United Kingdom...

      Expenditure: Office Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by (a) Buying Solutions, (b) Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs, (c) the Valuation...

      Fishing: Tuna

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the context of their intention to support the motion to ban the international trade of East Atlantic and Mediterranean species of bluefin tuna at the Convention...

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Home Office and its agencies spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in each of the past three years; and for...

      Government: Law Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 22 February (WA 227-8), which part of the Ministerial Code describes the constitutional conventions...

      Government: Office Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by (a) the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and (b) each of its agencies in...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs' inquiry into tranquillisers will include consideration of the effects of addiction to legally prescribed...

      Immigration: Deportation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of the 89 complaints received by the UK Border Agency in 2009 alleging assaults by escorts or custody officers were upheld; how many were referred to the...

      Internet: Filtering

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proposal of the Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, to introduce mandatory internet service provider-level filtering of...

      Israel: Exports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the proportion of Israel's exports to the European Union that are fully or partially made in the Palestinian Occupied...

      Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress they have made in preparing a marine policy statement under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009; and whether they made a draft of the marine...

      Marine Environment: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Marine Protected Area around the United Kingdom to be established under the Marine and Coastal Access Act 2009 will be defined so as to protect fish...

      Mental Capacity Act 2005

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 10 February (WA 158) regarding RESCARE's representations about the interpretation and implementation of the Mental...

      National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether efficiency savings can be made by subsuming the work of the National Extremism Tactical Co-ordination Unit.

      Northern Ireland Office: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were (a) the tendering processes employed, and (b) the companies chosen, for all opinion polls conducted by the Northern Ireland Office during the past three...

      Northern Ireland Office: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of each opinion poll commissioned by the Northern Ireland Office in the past three years.

      Pakistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the human rights situation in Balochistan; and what discussions they have had with the Government of Pakistan about holding a...

      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...

      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...

      Presbyterian Mutual Society

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 27 January (WA 329-30), whether they can apply HM Treasury's retrospective reliance on Section 228 of the Banking...

      Railways: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost of employing consultants and other advisers in connection with the discussions with rolling stock companies over lease rentals from 2005 to the...

      Railways: East Coast

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 15 March (WA 141), what impact the timetable to be produced in May 2011 will have on the new InterCity East Coast...

      Railways: Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether performance targets for crime and safety standards and passengers' perceptions of safety will be included in future rail franchises.

      Railways: Overcrowding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to address overcrowding on local railway services in the north of England; and when those proposals will be implemented.

      Rural Payments Agency

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps the Rural Payments Agency is taking to correct any errors made in a case where the Agency measured the acreage of a farm in October 2009 as 45.89 acres...

      Taxation: Non-domiciled Taxpayers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to request retrospective tax payments from non-domiciled United Kingdom citizens who have given undertakings about their tax status.

      Television: Equality

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Equality and Human Rights Commission or its predecessor bodies in recent years initiated investigations into alleged or actual discriminatory...

      Territorial Army

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of the Territorial Army have been called out for service in the past five years.

      Torture

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will cease co-operation with United States intelligence agencies until the Government of the United States provides details of alleged torture by...

      Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many heavy goods vehicles have been stopped by Vehicle and Operator Services Agency examiners on the A55 since European Union regulations 1072/2009 and...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the open letter to the Prime Minster dated 1 February concerning the banning of political parties in Turkey and the arrests of elected...

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