Written answers

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Cycling

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether she has made an estimate of the number of tickets which will be available to (a) members of the public and (b) civic and other official guests for...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much his Department and its predecessors have spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on legal cases concerning remuneration...

    • Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning for the...

      Television: Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps his Department intends to take to ensure adherence to the Ofcom code on smoking on television.

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has allocated to the tourism industry in (a) the UK and (b) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency in...

  • 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.

    • Crime: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many offences committed within the City of York area have been recorded by North Yorkshire Police under the National Crime Recording...

      Crimes of Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he is taking with local authorities to tackle gang activity.

      Criminal Records: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with which countries the United Kingdom has bilateral agreements on exchanging criminal records information for employment vetting purposes;...

      Departmental Publications

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

      Domestic Violence: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the effects on the level of domestic violence of restraining orders made under section 12 of the...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what cap he plans to impose on the charge levied by vehicle immobilisation businesses for the release of a vehicle.

      Independent Police Complaints Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Independent Police Complaints Commission in holding the actions of...

      Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of British citizens who hold a valid (a) UK passport and (b) UK biometric passport.

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many police officers there were in England and Wales in 2009.

      Police: Harassment

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many incidents of harassment in the workplace were reported by employees of (a) police services and (b) his Department in each of the...

      Terrorism: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many foreign nationals are being detained in the UK under anti-terrorist legislation.

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Publications

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

    • Departmental Theft

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

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Community Development: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding his Department and its agencies have allocated to local authorities for Parish Path initiatives and partnerships...

    • Environment Protection: Seas and Oceans

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he plans to publish the Government's Marine Protected Area Strategy; and what priority will be accorded to ecological...

      Fish: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he is taking to protect fish stocks in UK waters; and if he will make a statement.

      Rodents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of the Central Science Laboratory research reports commissioned by his Department on...

      Rural Development Programme: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding has been allocated to businesses in the North West under the Rural Development Programme for England to...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether the Talisman project is fully operational in Afghanistan.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many animals of each species involved in procedures died as a result of those procedures at (a) Porton Down and (b) other establishments for which...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations he received on the research and assessment facility at the Defence Academy prior to the decision to close it; and if he will make a...

      Armoured Fighting Vehicles

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which company has been awarded the contract to supply 200 vehicles as part of the light protected patrol vehicle programme; and if he will make a statement.

  • Wales

    • Out of Area Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what recent discussions he has had with the First Minister on arrangements for cross-border healthcare.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many people have been identified as working illegally on the parliamentary estate in each of the last five...

    • Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many (a) staff and (b) hon. Members are on the waiting list for a place in the proposed House of Commons...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when an application was made to (a) English Heritage and (b) Westminster city council to make changes to 1...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when the House of Commons Commission met to discuss the public petition against the closure of facilities at...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for West Chelmsford (Mr. Burns) of 16 March 2010, Official Report,...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the Oral Answer to the hon. Member for Gainsborough (Mr. Leigh) of 11 March 2010, Official...

      Speaker's Adviser

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the financial implications of creating a new post of special adviser to the Speaker were (a)...

  • International Development

    • Bangladesh: Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assistance the Government are giving to Bangladesh to tackle salinity in (a) land and (b) groundwater; and if he will make a...

    • Burma: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding he plans to allocate to the Mae Tao Clinic on the Thailand-Burma border in each of the next three years.

      Burma: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has made an assessment of the adequacy of World Bank (a) funding and (b) technical advice for development projects in Burma.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Children: Day Care

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what payments the National Childminding Association has received from his Department in each of the last three years.

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on (a) advertising and (b) consultants in each year since its inception; and how much he...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on (a) alcohol and (b) entertainment in the last 12 months.

      Teachers: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the gross average salary of a full-time teacher in local authority schools in the City of York was in (a) cash and (b) real...

      Teachers: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what representations he has received on the proposals contained in his Department's White Paper, Your child, your schools, our...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland 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...

  • Transport

    • Airports: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps he plans to take to improve airport security.

    • Bus Services: Lancashire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to announce his decision on whether to proceed with the proposed Pennine Reach bus service.

      Channel Tunnel Railway Line: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of construction jobs that were created by High Speed One; and how many and what proportion of those...

      Departmental Location

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each of the last...

      Driving: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1364W, on driving: licensing, how many people were disqualified from...

      Heathrow Airport: Aircraft

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the average daily aircraft movement rate was at Heathrow Airport in each year from 2000 to 2009.

      Heathrow Airport: Passengers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of air passenger journeys made to Heathrow Airport by (a) underground, (b) rail, (c) car and (d)...

      Heathrow Airport: Railways

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the statement of 11 March 2010, Official Report, columns 446-50, on high speed rail, if he will place in the Library a...

      Immobilisation of Vehicles

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has provided guidance to local authorities on procedures for towing away wrongly-parked vehicles.

      Maidstone East Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of the evidence from the loading records (a) referred to in the contribution of the Parliamentary...

      Motorcycles: Driving Tests

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations he has received on recent changes to the motorcycle test procedures.

      Parking Offences: Closed Circuit Television

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 528W, on parking...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport which sites within a 50 mile radius of Amersham have been identified as possible residential sites for workers on High Speed Two.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) if he will publish the hydrogeological risk assessment commissioned by his Department on the effect on the (a) ground water and (b)...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the availability of Oyster cards at mainline stations; and if he will make a statement.

      Railways: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions financial penalties have been issued to train operating companies for failure to provide enough seats for rail...

      Railways: Freight

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department is taking to encourage the transport of freight by rail.

      Railways: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the punctuality rating was of each rail route serving London in each year from 2005 to 2010; and which company operated each such route...

  • Justice

    • Youth Offending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of trends in the level of youth offending.

    • Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions his Department has had with the Department for Children, Schools and Families on policy to prevent children and young people...

      Witness Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps have been taken to improve witness protection arrangements in magistrates courts in the last three years.

      Reoffending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of prison in reducing reoffending.

      Jury Selection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what criteria apply to the selection of jury members; and if he will make a statement.

      End of Custody Licence Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effects on the size of the prison population of ending the end of custody licence scheme; and if he will make a statement.

      Prisoners: Literacy and Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what plans he has to increase levels of literacy and numeracy among the prison population.

      Antisocial Behaviour

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding he plans to allocate for the purpose of extending Victim Support services to all victims and witnesses bringing antisocial behaviour...

      Courts: Video Conferencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has issued guidance in respect of its virtual court pilot scheme on whether a person who appears in court over a video link from a...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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...

      George Kelly

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to respond to the request made on 1 February 2010 by the hon. Member for Torbay under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, on George Kelly,...

      Lands Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) applications for permission to appeal, (b) notices of appeal and (c) final hearings of an appeal in relation to appeals against leasehold...

      Prison Accommodation: Wales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of prison accommodation in Wales.

      Prisons: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to collate at national level the (a) quantity and (b) type of illicit drugs seized in prisons in England and Wales.

      Probation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the average cost of probation service supervision for an individual on a 12 month (a) anger management, (b)...

      Sexual Offences Act 2003

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people received a caution for an offence under section (a) 1 and (b) 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 in each police force area in 2008.

      Vetting: Charities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether individuals with a past conviction for an offence of buggery are required to declare the conviction when applying to work with a charity involved...

      Voting Rights: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he expects his Department to receive the report of the working group on the voting rights of members of the armed forces.

      Voting Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will take steps to ensure that implementation of the provisions proposed in Clause 90 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill does not...

      Youth Justice: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2010, Official Report, column 703W, on Youth Justice: finance, how much expenditure was re-charged from the Youth...

  • Treasury

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he last met the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change to discuss providing more funding for the boiler scrappage scheme.

    • Departmental Computer Software

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood (Mr. Hurd) of 1 March 2009, Official Report, column 916W, on departmental ICT, what fonts...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department and its non-departmental body are free range or produced to...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) press officers and (b) communications staff were employed by his Department (i) in each of the last five years and (ii) on the latest date...

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies, HM Revenue and Customs and the Valuation Office Agency spent on visits abroad by (a) Ministers and (b) officials...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department has taken to ensure that its database of contact details of former Equitable Life policy-holders eligible for payments under any...

      Industry: Private Sector Investment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department made of the level of private sector investment in industry in real terms in (a) 1994, (b) 1999, (c) 2004 and (d) 2009.

      Infrastructure UK: Legal Opinion

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what criteria were used to select Linklaters as legal adviser to Infrastructure UK; how the contract for those services was advertised; how many other...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the reply from the Minister for the Cabinet Office dated 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 299W, on Members: correspondence, when he...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the performance of the Valuation Office Agency in respect of the separate rating of port businesses.

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public houses there were on the Rating List in each local authority area in England in (a) 1997 and (b) 2010.

      Public Sector: Pensions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the net cost to the Exchequer was of public sector pensions in each year since 1980, expressed in (a) cash terms and (b) 2010 prices.

      Revenue and Customs: Chorley

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the outcome was of the moderation process in respect of relocation of HM Revenue and Customs customer operations staff from Lingmell House,...

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish a detailed analysis of the remissions and write-offs included in the HM Revenue and Customs Trust Statement in (a) 2007-08 and (b) 2008-09.

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will publish his Department's evaluation of the pilot exercises on the use of commercial debt collection agencies to collect debts owed to HM Revenue...

      Smuggling: Tobacco

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the estimated monetary value of smuggled cigarettes, tobacco and tobacco-related products which were seized was in each year since 1997.

      Tax Allowances: Housing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of (a) UK taxpayers and (b) hon. Members who varied the nomination of a main residence in order to obtain...

      Taxation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what steps his Department is taking to reduce the tax gaps in (a) stamp duty land tax, (b) income tax, (c) corporation tax and (d) excise duties.

      Taxation: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average cash value was of (a) valued added tax and (b) alcohol duty charged on a pint of standard (i) lager, (ii) bitter and (iii) cider in each...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people completed their tax return forms using (a) online and (b) printed forms in January 2010; and if he will make a statement.

      Valuation Office Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which company or companies have been awarded HM Revenue and Customs contracts, reference 2009/S 200-288191, for the provision of residential property data...

      Valuation Office Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 522W, on the Valuation Office:...

      Valuation Office Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 522W, on the Valuation Office:...

      Valuation Office Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which company or companies have been awarded the Valuation Office Agency contract for property data to replace the previous Rightmove.co.uk contract.

      Valuation: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the policy of the Valuation Office Agency is on valuing illegal encampments and Traveller camps for (a) council tax and (b) business rates; and for...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by her Department and its non-departmental bodies are free range or...

    • Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department and its predecessors have spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on legal cases concerning remuneration of its...

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to her Department is of the agreements it has entered into with mobile telephone operators to provide free calls to the...

      Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claimants received awards of disability living allowance on the basis of drug or alcohol dependency in the latest period for which...

      Greater Manchester

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

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will take steps to ensure that changes to the calculation of the rates of local housing allowance do not result in a loss of income for...

      Jobcentre Plus: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much Jobcentre Plus spent on redundancy payments in 2008-09; and what proportion of staff costs such expenditure represented.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what the average time between application and payment was for (a) jobseeker's allowance and (b) income support in each month of the...

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of jobseeker's allowance claims took more than 12 days to process in each benefit delivery centre in each month of...

      National Employment Savings Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the lessons to be learned from other Government IT projects in the delivery of services for the National...

      National Employment Savings Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2010, Official Report, columns 57-8WS, on National Employment Savings Trust...

      National Employment Savings Trust

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 16 March 2010, Official Report, columns 57-58WS, on National Employment Savings Trust...

      Pension Protection Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what representations she has received from small companies on the recent changes to the Pensions Protection Fund levy.

      Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate she has made of the effect on the level of annual expenditure by her Department of an increase in the trivial commutation...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children in City of York constituency were living in poverty (a) in 1997 and (b) on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Poverty: Milton Keynes

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

      Remploy: Factories

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of Government procurement contracts were let to (a) Remploy factories and (b) other Government-assisted factories in each of...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time of applications for (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) housing benefit, (c) a crisis loan, (d) a community...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have claimed (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance in each quarter since April 2008.

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged over 65 years with terminal cancer receive (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance under special rules.

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether existing claimants of disability living allowance aged under 65 years will be able to continue to receive disability living allowance...

      Streatham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Streatham constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to tackle poppy farming in Afghanistan.

    • Afghanistan: Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the conditions faced by female parliamentary candidates in Afghanistan in the forthcoming...

      Afghanistan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with officials of the Government in Afghanistan on the presidential decree in February 2010...

      Burma: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of Burma's (a) nuclear capability and (b) ability to produce uranium; and if he will make a...

      Burma: Nuclear Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had discussions with his EU counterparts on the matter of possible nuclear co-operation between Burma and North...

      China: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has discussed the case of Mr Gao Zhisheng with the Chinese Government; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Pay

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

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the implementation by the Government of India of the recommendations made in the report of the UN...

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the steps taken by the Government of Orissa state (a) to address the causes of the communal...

      India: Christianity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the outcome of the visit to Orissa state of a delegation of the EU delegation to India; and...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps he (a) has taken during the last six months and (b) plans to take during the next six months to tackle the shipment...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps at the United Nations he (a) has taken since November 2009 and (b) plans to take in the next six months to seek to...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps at the United Nations he (a) has taken since November 2009 and (b) plans to take in the next six months in response...

      Sri Lanka

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 625W, on...

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to endorse the practical measures suggested by the Tibetan envoys at the China-Tibet talks in...

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the issue of Tibet (a) privately and (b) publicly during his recent visit to China; and if he will make a...

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the decision by the Chinese authorities to resettle Tibet's 2.25 million nomads into urban...

      Togo: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the political situation in Togo following the recent elections in that country.

      Zimbabwe: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of progress by the Unity Government of Zimbabwe on human rights; and if he will make a statement.

  • Cabinet Office

    • Capacitybuilders

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what declaration of political activity each member of the Capacitybuilders Campaigning Research Programme Fund selection panel has made.

    • Capacitybuilders

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what projects have been shortlisted for funding under the Capacitybuilders Campaigning Research Programme Fund; and what the purpose is of each of those...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 27 January 2010, Official Report, column 795, on the 2011 Census, what the most recent estimate is of the (a) absolute...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 3 December 2009, Official Report, columns 953-6W, on the Census, (1) what estimate she has made of the cost of printing the...

      Civil Servants: Redundancy Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate she has made of the cash savings arising from changes to redundancy payments under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme in each of the...

      Deaths: Arthritis

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths of (a) males and (b) females aged (i) 10 to 16, (ii) 17 to 24, (iii) 25 to 30, (iv) 31 to 35, (v) 36 to 40 and (vi) over 40 years in...

      Deaths: Diabetes

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many deaths (a) in Southend, (b) in Essex and (c) nationally were attributed to diabetes in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Computer Software

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 604W, on departmental computer software,...

      Emigration

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what methodology the Office for National Statistics uses to estimate the number of people who permanently leave the UK.

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Horsham of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 699W, on employment, how many (a) public and (b)...

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) individuals and (b) organisations have responded to the consultation on the UK Government ICT Strategy.

      Government Departments: Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will place in the Library a copy of the guidance issued by the National Statistician to Government Departments on the publication of statistics...

      Insolvency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many businesses in each industry region in each sector went into (a) compulsory liquidation, (b) creditors' voluntary liquidation, (c)...

      Older People

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people and what proportion of the total population in each local authority area are projected to be over 65 years old in (a) 2015, (b) 2020,...

      Pay

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average rate of change was in (a) private and (b) public sector pay, including bonuses, in the last 36 months.

      Productivity

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the mean change was in (a) public and (b) private sector productivity in each year since 1997.

      UK Statistics Authority: Finance

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 23 February 2010, Offic ial Report, column 16WS, on the UK Statistics Authority (DEL), what the new...

      UK Youth Parliament

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will bring forward proposals to include UK Youth Parliament members in decision-making in Government.

      Unemployment: Rural Areas

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the rate of (a) unemployment and (b) youth unemployment was in rural areas in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each of the last 10 years.

  • Health

    • Arthritis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people (a) living with and (b) diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis in England in the latest period for which...

    • Cancer: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 242W, on cancer drugs, how many primary care trusts have made available each of...

      Cancer: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many specialist cancer nurses for children and young people are employed by the NHS in each region.

      Contraceptives: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Guildford of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 471W, on contraceptives: health education, what...

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department has spent on dementia research in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which outside consultancies undertook work commissioned by his Department in each year from 1997 to 2004; and what the (a) purpose of and (b) amount...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to Questions in the formulation if he will set out with statistical information related...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people are receiving direct payments for carers in each local authority area; (2) how much funding has been allocated in each local...

      Eating Disorders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidelines his Department has issued to NHS organisations on (a) diagnosing and (b) referring patients with eating disorders.

      General Practitioners: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) GPs and (b) dentists were practising in Leeds, North-West constituency in (i) 1997 and (ii) the most recent year for which figures are...

      Health Centres: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much (a) resource and (b) capital funding has been allocated to each primary care trust to build new GP-led health centres.

      Home Care Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what proportion of people aged 65 years or over in Birmingham received assistance to live at home in each year since 1997; and how much...

      Hospitals: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) distinction awards and (b) clinical excellence awards were made to hospital consultants in each of the last five years; and what the (i)...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people had been waiting for treatment at Northampton general hospital for (a) over two years, (b) between one and two years, (c) between six...

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 774W, on medical treatments: waiting lists, what the mean waiting time for all...

      Mental Health Services: Older People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to tackle age discrimination in mental health services for older people.

      Methadone: Gloucestershire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of people being prescribed methadone in Gloucestershire primary care trust in (a) the latest period for...

      NHS: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information the Care Quality Commission holds on the payment of compensation from public funds by health authorities and agencies to private...

      NHS: Crimes of Violence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many assaults on NHS (a) doctors, (b) nurses, (c) ambulance personnel and (d) non-clinical staff have been reported in each London primary care...

      NHS: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statistics each NHS organisation reported to his Department in Estates Returns Information Collection on (a) the number of car parking spaces it...

      NHS: Private Finance Initiative

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which hospitals in each trust are subject to a private finance initiative contract; what the length is of each such contract; and what the annual unitary...

      Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information each primary care trust is required to provide to his Department each (a) month and (b) year.

      Prosthetics

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2010, Official Report, column 912W, on health services: armed forces, (1) what NHS expenditure on (a) prosthetic...

      Respite Care: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms he plans to put in place to hold primary care trusts to account for their spending on carers' breaks.

      Respite Care: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding has been allocated to Leeds, North-West primary care trusts for carer's respite in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Skin Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under and (b) over 18 years (i) have been treated for and (ii) have died as a result of skin cancer in each London primary care...

      Stem Cells

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what reports he has received on treatments for (a) children and (b) adults with disabling conditions developed as a result of (i) human embryo,...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the internal background note for each parliamentary question tabled by the hon. member for Southend West and...

  • Prime Minister

    • Sir David Omand

      To ask the Prime Minister whether the Intelligence and Security Committee has received the report of Sir David Omand referred to in paragraph 177 of the annual report of that Committee for...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to whom a complaint from (a) a student aged 19 years or over and (b) an apprentice aged 19 years or over and...

    • Apprentices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the budget for apprenticeships for those aged 19 years and over was in the last five years.

      Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with (a) British Telecom and (b) other internet service providers on testing lines for...

      Credit

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what research has been undertaken by his Department on the level of interest rates charged in the (a) legal and (b)...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by his Department and its non-departmental...

      Departmental Languages

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid in reimbursable expenses to special advisers in his Department and its predecessors in each of...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to questions in the formulation "if he will set out...

      Estate Agents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of regulation of estate agents; and if he will make a statement.

      Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what initiatives announced by his Department since November 2009 to assist (a) small and medium-sized enterprises and...

      Higher Education: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent reports he has received on (a) anti-Semitic and (b) anti-Israel speeches made by speakers at British...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many sale and rent back transactions for residential property there were in the last 12 months.

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to provide a response to the Office of Fair Trading's recent recommendations on the regulation of home...

      Insolvency: Leeds

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses employing (a) fewer than 10, (b) between 11 and 50, (c) between 51 and 100, (d) between 101...

      Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has made an assessment of the likely effects on small businesses which provide access to the...

      Learning and Skills Council

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who was invited to the LSC Recognition Event referred to in item 3.1 of the Learning and Skills Council national...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the number of learners with learning difficulties and or disabilities who will be...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether any businesses in ports have informed (a) his Department and (b) the Insolvency Service that they have gone...

      Research: Diabetes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the causes of type 1 diabetes; and if...

      RRS Discovery

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the reasons are for the time taken to announce the preferred bidder for the Natural Environment Research...

      Sheffield Forgemasters: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what rate of interest will be charged on the £80 million loan to Sheffield Forgemasters announced on 17 March...

      Wi-Fi

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will estimate the number of (a) hotels, (b) cafés, (c) bars, (d) train operators, (e) launderettes and...

      Wi-Fi

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made a recent estimate of the number of business users of open wi-fi; and if he will make a statement.

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to answer question (a) 315627 and (b) 315628, on debt recovery agencies, tabled on 1 February 2010...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Aerials: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 360W, on aerials: planning...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many new (a) low cost home ownership and (b) social homes were (i) flats and (ii) houses in each local authority...

      Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Colchester of 9 September 2009, Official Report, columns 2003-4W, on...

      Audit Commission: Consolidated Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 474W, on Consolidated Communications, if he will place in...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 475W, on council tax, how much gross council tax revenue in...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 985W, on council tax:...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what representations his Department has received from trade unions on proposals for a council tax freeze in the last 12 months.

      Council Tax: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average band D council tax was in each London borough in each year from 1997 to 2010.

      Council Tax: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what level of council tax was set for a band D property, including all precepts apart from parish council precepts, in each (a)...

      Councillors: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons the secondary legislation required to bring into force the new councillor code of conduct will not be...

      Councillors: Codes of Practice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance the Standards Board for England has issued to local authorities on the employment of external investigators to...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1498W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department and its predecessor have commissioned since...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Career Transition Centre (CTC) was established in his Department's headquarters; how many (a) full-time and (b)...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning for the...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of each issue of his Department's in-house staff magazine distributed in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many senior civil servants of each grade in his Department were (a) given early retirement, (b) given severance and (c)...

      Departmental Surveys

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

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to Questions in the formulation "if he will set out with...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether any reduction in expenditure arising from a reduction in the frequency of a household rubbish collection service would...

      Empty Dwelling Management Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 365W, on Empty Dwelling Management Orders, if he will place...

      Energy Performance Certificates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 212W, on energy performance certificates, whether quality...

      Fire Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest go-live date is for the regional fire control room in London.

      Government Offices for the Regions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in which Government Office regions have regional European Strategy Boards been established.

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 485W, on Government Offices for the Regions: finance, what...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which of his Department's programme budgets were administered by Government Offices for the Regions in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10.

      Green Belt

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1139W, on the green belt,...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 February 2010, Official Report, column 359W, on home information packs, if he will place in the...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 269W, on home information packs, on what date the final...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by the Homes and Communities Agency on (a) travel and (b) accommodation for employees attending the MIPIM...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many employees of the Homes and Communities Agency attended the MIPIM international property conference in (a) 2008 and...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much he expects his Department to spend on (a) travel and (b) accommodation for (i) Ministers and (ii) officials attending...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department expect to attend the MIPIM international property conference in...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what percentage of new (a) affordable and (b) social homes were built to Code Level (i) 1, (ii) 2, (iii) 3, (iv)...

      Housing: Regeneration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what progress has been made by the Home and Communities Agency in its Single Conversation process in north Kent; and if he will...

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentive Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has allocated to the local authority business growth incentive scheme in each year to date; and whether...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department applocated per capita to each local authority in England in (a) 2009 real terms prices and (b)...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will direct the Audit Commission not to incur expenditure on lobbying activity against proposals to abolish comprehensive...

      Local Government: Bank Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have had requests to capitalise Icelandic banking losses refused; and what the grounds for refusal were...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the speech of the Minister for Local Government and Community Cohesion of 28 February 2006, on driving...

      Local Government: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department has allocated to local authorities in performance reward grants in each year to date; and how much such...

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects updated figures for the take-up rate of the Homeowners Mortgage Support Scheme next to be published.

      Multiple Occupation: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 915W, on...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average change is in (a) business rate valuations and (b) business rates payable between 2009-10 and 2010-11 taking...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of businesses in England will receive (a) an increase and (b) a reduction in their (i) business...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 December 2009, Official Report, column 399W, on non-domestic rates, what assumptions his Department...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which (a) companies, (b) business organisations, (c) property owners, (d) property organisations, (e) councils and (f)...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1154W, on non-domestic rates: ports, who took the decision that...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1152-3W, on non-domestic rates: ports, when the cumulo rating...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many appeals have been lodged with (a) the Valuation Office Agency and (b) valuation tribunals against new business rate...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance has been issued to local authorities on the collection of backdated business rates from firms in ports.

      Non-Domestic Rates: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much on average was paid in business rates in the City of York in 2009-10; and what estimate he has made of the likely...

      Non-Domestic Rates: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many businesses in the City of York were liable to pay business rates in 2009-10; how many such businesses will face (a) an...

      Public Footpaths

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what funding his Department has given to local authorities for parish path initiatives and partnerships to date.

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which Government departments are participating in the Total Place initiative.

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for Total Place stage two; and how many Total Place stage two pilots he expects to take place.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have had their core strategy found unsound by the Planning Inspectorate; and for what reasons in each case.

      Regional Planning and Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the timetable is for the responsible regional authority to draw up each new regional strategy.

      Social Rented Housing: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which company has been awarded the National Register of Social Housing database contract reference 2009/S 245-350819 by the...

      Social Rented Housing: Tenants Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on succession tenancy rights for adult sons and daughters of a...

      Standards Board for England: Public Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 2013W, on Standards Board for England: public relations,...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2010, Official Report, column 671W, on tenancy deposit schemes, if he will place in the...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates in (a) 2009 and (b) 2010 to date (i) Ministers and (ii) officials in his Department met each of the tenancy...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department's contracts with tenancy deposit scheme providers provide for it to intervene to prevent an increase in...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what Ordnance Survey's policy is on recording illegal encampments and Traveller camps without planning permission on Ordnance...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer Question 315992, on affordable housing and the Code for Sustainable Homes, tabled on 2 February 2010.

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects funding allocated to the boiler scrappage scheme to be exhausted; whether he plans to provide additional funding for...

    • Carbon Emissions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made an estimate of the average waiting time for work to be carried out under the Low Carbon Buildings...

      Carbon Emissions: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change (1) what the monetary value was of grants awarded under the Low Carbon Buildings programme to (a) schools, (b) hospitals, (c)...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many domestic appliances are being funded under the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target Scheme; what estimated reduction of carbon...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department are taking to ensure consumers are informed of how much they are paying towards the Carbon Emissions...

      Carbon Emissions: Trees

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 734W, on trees,...

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1120W, on departmental consultants, whether the number of...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used within buildings occupied by his Department.

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by his Department have been affected by planning for the...

      Domestic Appliances: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2010, Official Report, column 939W, on domestic appliances: carbon emissions, if he will make an...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what tariff levels, expressed in kilowatt hours, he plans to set for new installations of energy plants providing energy by (a)...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to encourage a diversity of energy supply.

      Energy: Meters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what service standards he plans to include in codes of conduct for the implementation of smart meters.

      Government Car and Despatch Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has paid to the Government Car and Despatch Agency since its inception; how much it has spent on such payments...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many Warm Front applications referred to Eaga Ltd. remained (a) outstanding, (b) unresolved and (c) incomplete for more than (i)...

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities and planning bodies on technical issues arising from planning proposals...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish and place in the Library of the House the concordat defining the relationships and responsibilities of the four United Kingdom competent...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they voted in favour of authorising the three genetically modified maize varieties MON863xMON810, MON863xNK603 and MON863xMON810xNK603 in the Council of...

      Alcohol

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many retailers in each district of Greater Manchester were convicted for selling alcohol to minors in each of the last five years.

      Ambulance Service: Voluntary Crew

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ensure that members of voluntary ambulance services will be eligible to receive Diamond Jubilee medals in 2012.

      Armed Forces: Equipment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what has been the value of exports of military equipment and services to Oman in each of the past three years.

      Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why there has been a reduction in the spread of bovine tuberculosis to new parishes, as reported in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' autumn...

      Buying Solutions

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

      Child Carers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children are not in full-time education because they are caring for another member of the family (a) in England, (b) in Greater Manchester, and (c) in the...

      Community Broadband Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request the National Audit Office to investigate the formation, management and accounts of Community Broadband Network (CBN) and request accounts...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the European Court of Human Rights' ruling that the Immovable Property Commission of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was an "appropriate...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the European Court of Human Rights' ruling that the Immovable Property Commission of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus was an "appropriate...

      Debt: Reduction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Treasury uses international investment banks to provide advice on debt reduction instruments.

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to tackle corruption through measures to increase transparency in developing countries rich in natural resources, in particular in the...

      Distress for Rent Rules 1988

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the policy documents that led to the Distress for Rent Rules 1988 (SI 1988/2050).

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Drayson on 19 May 2009 (WA 290), how the statement in that Answer that the aim of the research at Newcastle funded by the...

      EU: Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to implement the proposed alternative investment fund managers directive if it is agreed by qualified majority voting; and what assessment they...

      European Protection Order

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will opt into the proposal for a European protection order.

      Gaza

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the European Union Council of Ministers has approved a visit by the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Baroness Ashton of...

      Health: Drugs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister for Health, Mr Kenneth Clarke, on 4 December 1984 (Official Report, Commons, col. 172-4W) regarding 15 grant-aided...

      Health: Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the Teenage Pregnancy Strategy target on under-18 conceptions; and what have been the reductions in rates each year since it was set.

      Health: Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much funding is provided annually to (a) the Department for Children, Schools and Families's Teenage Pregnancy Independent Advisory Group, and (b) the...

      Independent Networks Co-operative Association

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will request the National Audit Office to investigate the formation, management and accounts of the Independent Networks Co-operative Association...

      Internet: Usage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many adults in the United Kingdom they estimate have never used the internet.

      Legal Aid

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether a mentally ill patient who is judged incompetent to follow tribunal proceedings has an automatic right to free legal representation under Article 6 of the...

      Marine Environment: Protection

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they are collaborating with other Commonwealth countries and the Commonwealth Secretariat in establishing networks of marine protected areas, and in particular...

      Media: Newspapers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to alter the Information Commissioner's powers to enable him to require newspapers to provide details of their legal protection against the...

      Media: Newspapers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider introducing legislation to prevent newspapers from offering money in return for people discontinuing legal action against them.

      Northern Ireland: Car Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) became aware of a car being on fire following the bombing at Newry Courthouse on 22 February; at what date and...

      Opposition: Shadow Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any information has been released following a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to the...

      Opposition: Shadow Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any information has been released following a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to the Foreign and Commonwealth Office relating to the...

      People Trafficking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the last year with states of origin or transit about trafficked children and adults; and what the effects of those discussions...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government to whom the chief constable of the Police Service of Northern Ireland makes a request for the support of the Armed Forces if he decides that the civilian...

      Police: Northern Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of serving full-time regular officers in the Police Service of Northern Ireland are (a) Roman Catholics, (b) Protestants, and (c) followers of...

      Railways: Light Rail

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what studies they have undertaken on the costs of constructing light rail transit systems in Great Britain compared with the rest of Europe; and what are the...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to engage in long-term reintegration projects for Rwandan refugees living in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and wishing to return to Rwanda.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to provide increased funding for the repatriation of Rwandan civilians leaving the Democratic Republic of the Congo and returning to Rwanda.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they are providing to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (a) to monitor resettlement of Rwandan refugees beyond the two nights spent in...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the degree to which civilians and ex-combatants returning to Rwanda from eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo return to the...

      Schools: Sex and Relationship Education

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of girls are withdrawn from sex and relationship education in state schools in England; what proportion of girls in state schools in England became...

      Thailand: Prisoners

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek to amend the prisoner transfer agreement with Thailand to take into account changes in sentencing practices in the United Kingdom and...

      Tower of London: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what department funds Historic Royal Palaces in relation to the Tower of London; what was the total funding for the 2008-09 financial year; and whether any of...

      Transport: Appraisals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether financial appraisals carried out using the new approach to appraisal for transport projects will take into account the financial benefits of small time savings.

      Wales: Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have for improving road and rail connections between north and south Wales.

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