Written answers

Thursday, 25 March 2010

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

  • Wales

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

    • Departmental Written Questions

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

      Rape Complaints Review

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what discussions he has had with his ministerial colleagues on matters on which there will be co-operation between his Department and the Welsh Assembly...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to questions in the formulation "if he will set out with statistical...

    • Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was paid in bonuses to staff of the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission in each for the last five years.

  • Defence

    • Animal Welfare Advisory Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department's Animal Welfare Advisory Committee last met.

    • Armed Forces: Eyesight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will make it his policy that applicants to the armed forces will not be rejected on the grounds that they have previously undergone laser eye...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body: Service Medical and Dental Officers: Supplement to the 38th Report 2009, what the shortfall was in...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many complaints were received by Modern Housing Solutions on the maintenance of service accommodation in Windsor in each of the last 12 months;...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) longest, (b) shortest and (c) average time taken was to make repairs to forces accommodation in Windsor after a call out in the most...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many complaints have been received by Modern Housing Solutions in respect of its work at RAF Benson in each of the last 24 months; (2) what...

      Armed Forces: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the applicability of the Armed Forces Pension Scheme 1975 to widows who remarry and are subsequently divorced (a) under...

      Armed Forces: Rail Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his policy is on the class of fare to be used by officers of the rank of general and equivalent on rail journeys.

      Armed Forces: USA

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what international agreements govern weaponry held by US Visiting Forces at bases in the UK.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Morley and Rothwell of 23 February 2009, Official Report, column 25W, on cluster munitions, whether...

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what US cluster munitions are stored at US bases in the UK.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date all US cluster munitions will have been removed from the UK.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of UK cluster munitions in service on 30 May 2008 have been destroyed.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many smoking shelters have been built for his Department's staff in the last five years; and at what cost.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many requests for information as defined by the Freedom of Information Act 2000 were received by his Department in 2009; and how many of those...

      Departmental Press Releases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many press releases his Department has issued in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Ex-servicemen: Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what methodology his Department used to estimate the number of veterans in prison in England and Wales; whether (a) reservists, (b) people serving...

      Group 4 Securicor

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, column 13W, on Group 4 Securicor, what discussions his Department's officials have had with...

      Gurkhas: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which Gurkha veterans' charities his Department has met to discuss implementation of the Government's policy on the settlement of ex-Gurkhas; (2)...

      RAF Coningsby

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence for what reasons the provision of the fast jet test and evaluation advice was transferred from Boscombe Down Airfield to RAF Coningsby.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Departmental Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much was spent on translation services by her Department in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in each of the last five years.

    • Foreign Workers: EU Countries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what mechanisms are in place to ensure the compliance with health and safety requirements of workers from EU member states working in the UK.

      Pensioners: Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the answer of 20 July 2009, Official Report, columns 853-56W, on pensioners: social security benefits, what the average...

      Social Security Benefits: Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her latest estimate is of the monetary value of benefits paid fraudulently to prisoners in each of the last five years.

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Lost Property

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from the Government Equalities Office in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been...

    • Departmental Surveys

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will place in the Library a copy of the benchmark results of the Civil Service People Survey for the Government Equalities Office.

      Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what representations she has received on the ways in which the provisions of the Equality Bill affect the rights of the individual in respect of freedom...

      International Women's Day

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what plans the Government have to mark International Women's Day.

  • Prime Minister

    • Charlie Whelan

      To ask the Prime Minister on what date Charlie Whelan first attended his morning meetings at Downing street; and how many such meetings he has attended since that date.

    • Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the contribution of the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee of 18 March 2010, Official Report, column 997, on Intelligence and Security...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission (1) when the application for planning permission for change of use in connection with the proposed creation...

    • Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what estimate the House of Commons Commission has made of the extent to which charges for places in the...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the closing date is for the receipt of tenders from day nursery operators for the contract to run a day...

  • Olympics

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the number of bodies in the mass grave recently discovered in La Macarena, Colombia.

    • Conflict Resolution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what Government funding is available for assistance to coexistence projects in other countries.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist coexistence education projects in Israel.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assistance his Department is providing to projects to promote a shared society between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel.

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Israeli counterpart on equality between Jewish and Arab citizens of Israel.

      Poland: Anti-Semitism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received on the defacing of monuments at the former Plaszow concentration camp near Krakow on Saturday 13...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

    • Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer to Baroness Warsi of 17 March 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 188WA, on Government Departments:...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether his Department and its agencies have incurred any expenditure on Google Adwords in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his Department's policy is on the use by its officials of computers for recreational web browsing (a) at lunchtimes and (b) other...

      Ofcom: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what steps he takes to monitor the performance of Ofcom; and if he will make a statement.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Commercial Waste

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to review arrangements for the collection of commercial waste following its recent redefinition.

    • Bovine Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made in tackling the spread of bovine tuberculosis.

      Common Fisheries Policy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his Department's objectives are for the reform of the Common Fisheries Policy; and if he will make a statement.

      Lost Life Report

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps he plans to take in response to Natural England's report, Lost life.

      Drains

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons the Environment Agency has not introduced its General Binding Rules in England and Wales to prevent the...

      Food Supply: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to assist the food industry in the current economic climate.

      Gangmasters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will review the effectiveness of legislation on gangmasters.

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what the minimum conservation objective for marine conservation zones will be; (2) what assessment he has made of the...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when the Minister with responsibility for farming and the environment will reply to the hon. Member for Billericay's letters...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he or his officials last met representatives of the recycling industry to discuss local authorities' performance against...

      Recycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how much waste was recycled in each (a) district council, (b) borough council, (c) unitary authority and (d) other...

      River Thames: Angling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs on what evidence the decision was taken to restrict the eel-fishing season in the Thames; and if he will place in the Library...

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of each tender invitation issued by the Waste and Resources Action Programme in the...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change on the role of water efficiency...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions he has had with Ofwat on incentives for water efficiency to achieve his Department's water...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Boilers: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households had used the boiler scrappage scheme to replace their boiler on the latest date for which figures are available.

    • Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many items of domestic heating equipment are receiving funding for the Carbon Emissions Reduction Target scheme; what estimate has...

      Carbon Emissions: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take steps to ensure that energy efficiency services provided by energy suppliers under the Carbon Emissions Reduction...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects on the critical infrastructure of his Department of an electromagnetic pulse strike caused...

      Energy: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1205W, on energy: housing, what...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for what reasons the EU Directive on (a) an internal market in electricity and (b) Common Rules for an Internal Market in Natural Gas...

      Information Commissioner

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what data loss incidents his Department has reported to the Information Commissioner since its creation.

      Redpoint: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department paid to Redpoint for the production of the report entitled (a) implementation of the EU 2020 renewables target...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the contribution of domestic hot water use to national (a) energy consumption and (b) carbon dioxide...

      Water

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account has been taken of the role of water efficiency when developing the Home Energy Management Strategy.

      Wind Power: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will meet representatives of the inshore fishing industry to discuss compensation to that industry from offshore wind farm operators.

  • Transport

    • A13: Litter

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what contractual obligations apply to the contract for the A13/A1089 in Thurrock held by Connect Plus Group for cleaning and collecting...

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken in each of the last five years.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his most recent assessment is of the likely date for returning the East Coast Main Line franchise to the private sector.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much it has cost the public purse to run the railway services on the East Coast Main Line in each month since 13 December 2009.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the likely cost to the public purse of the failure of National Express's East Coast Main Line franchise.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many jobs were lost (a) directly and (b) indirectly as a result of the failure of National Express's East Coast Main Line franchise.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what his estimate is of the financial effects on the economy of the failure of National Express's East Coast Main Line franchise.

      First Capital Connect

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings have been held between Ministers in his Department and (a) First Capital Connect, (b) the Office of the Rail Regulator and...

      Infrastructure: National Policy Statements

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the National Policy Statement for National Networks will be published.

      Languages

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

      Network Rail: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what the projected budget allocation is for Network Rail in respect of (a) station maintenance, (b) track maintenance, (c)...

      Parking: Housing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he has made an estimate of the proportion of households affected by (a) yellow line and (b) controlled parking zone restrictions...

      Railway Stations: Greater London

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 7 December 2009, Official Report, columns 40-1W, on railway stations: Greater London, at which stations in...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons no environment impact assessment was produced ahead of the consultation on the High Speed Two Exceptional Hardship Schemes;...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons Buckinghamshire county council has not been included on the list of consultees for the consultation on the High Speed Two...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date his Department plans to respond to the participants in the consultation on the High Speed Two Exceptional Hardship Scheme.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings (a) he, (b) Ministers in his Department and (c) his officials have had with interested parties on the three alternative...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what advice he has (a) sought and (b) received on the compatibility of the conduct of his Department's High Speed Two Exceptional Hardship...

      Railways: Fares

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the annual percentage change to the cost of travelling by rail in each year since 2000.

      Richard Bowker

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what occasions the Secretary of State has (a) met and (b) spoken with Richard Bowker since 3 October 2008.

      Road Works

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what progress his Department has made on amending the Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions Order 2002 in order to enable the...

      Roads: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will (a) rule out a national satellite-based road pricing scheme and (b) end all funding in respect of road pricing and road pricing...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the earnings disregard is for each means-tested benefit administered by his Department; and when each such disregard was first set.

      Stephen Byers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what dates he discussed matters relating to National Express with the right hon. Member for North Tyneside since 1 January 2009.

      Stephen Byers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will place in the Library a copy of each (a) email and (b) letter received by his Department from the right hon. Member for North...

      Stephen Byers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will publish the (a) correspondence and (b) notes of discussions between his Department and the right hon. Member for North Tyneside...

      Stephen Byers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date in June 2009 the Secretary of State was approached by the right hon. Member for North Tyneside on the issue of penalties to be...

      Transport Innovation Fund

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether the Urban Challenge Fund will use funding from the Transport Innovation Fund; and how much funding will be provided to the Transport...

  • Justice

    • Arrest Warrants: War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2010, Official Report, column 1012W, on arrest warrants: war crimes, on what date the paper 'Arrest Warrants -...

    • Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 30 March 2009 , Official Report, columns 979-90W, on Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: convictions, how many people in (a) London...

      Debt Collection: Regulation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when he plans to announce his plans for the future regulation of the debt management industry.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department and its agencies have incurred expenditure on Google AdWords campaigns in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Ex-servicemen: Probation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many armed forces veterans on (a) a court order and (b) parole were being supervised by the Probation Service at the latest date for which...

      Juries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, columns 932-34W, on juries, how many people were (a) required and (b) summoned for jury...

      Lionel Crabb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, column 20W, on Lionel Crabb, which Departments have retained portions of the records under...

      Prisoners: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what methodology is used to estimate the average cost of a prison place; and whether the costs of (a) administration of the National Offender Management...

      Probation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse was of probation supervision of a person for a year on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Probation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the average cost of housing an individual in a probation hostel or in approved premises for 12 months.

      Probation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his most recent estimate is of the average cost of providing Probation Service supervision to an individual on unpaid work for (a) 160 hours and...

      Probation: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what factors are taken into account in determining the cost of probation supervision for an individual (a) with a condition and (b) without a condition.

      Probation: West Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people completed and passed a probation programme in each probation area in West Yorkshire in each year since 2005.

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to share services, functions and back offices with local authorities as part of the Total Place initiative.

      Repossession Orders: Mortgages

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court orders for the repossession of homes were issued in each region in each quarter of each year from 2005 to 2009.

      Traffic Penalty Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will designate the Traffic Penalty Tribunal as a public authority under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Victim Support Schemes: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 836W, on victim support schemes: York, how much funding was provided for victim support...

      Young Offenders: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 14 July 2009, Official Report, columns 261-62W, on young offenders: sports, what percentage of (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d)...

      Young Offenders: Self-Harm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 1 July 2009, Official Report, columns 265-67W, on young offender institutions: injuries, how many incidents of (a)...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were held in each (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c) young offender institution in each year from 2002 to...

  • Health

    • Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of infections resulting from bacterially contaminated blood transfusions in England and Wales in the last 24...

    • Blood Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much blood was donated in each London borough in each year since 2000.

      Blood Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much donated blood was used in each London (a) hospital and (b) borough in each year since 2000; (2) how much donated blood each London (a)...

      Blood Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how much his Department has spent on advertising to encourage people to donate blood in each London borough in each year since 2000; (2) how much...

      Blood Donors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate has been made of the quantity of blood (a) needed and (b) likely to be donated in each London (i) hospital and (ii) borough in each of the...

      Cervical Cancer Screening

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of women did not receive the result of a cervical screening test within two weeks of the test taking place in the latest period for which...

      Community Hospitals: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the £750 million capital investment fund for community hospitals announced in July 2006 has been (a) allocated and (b) spent in respect...

      Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether a recent assessment has been made of the effectiveness of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services in (a) Chorley, (b) Lancashire and (c)...

      Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what plans he has for the future funding of drug and alcohol rehabilitation services; (2) how much funding his Department made available to primary...

      Drugs and Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made a recent assessment of the level of consistency across the country in criteria used by service providers to determine admittance to...

      Eyesight Testing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to encourage people to have regular sight tests.

      Glaucoma: Bolton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in Bolton have been treated for glaucoma in each of the last three years.

      Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to encourage people to self-care for minor ailments, with particular reference to provision of information for...

      Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether primary care trusts are required to provide funding for clinical decisions and medicines included within recommendations by the National Institute...

      Health Services: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress his Department has made towards establishing a network of research practitioners for asbestos-related diseases.

      Health Services: Devon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what funding his Department allocated to health authorities in Devon (a) in total and (b) per head of population for 1995-96; (2) what funding his...

      Health Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's first stage report on Delivering healthcare for London: an integrated strategic plan 2010-2015, what NHS sites in...

      Health Visitors: South West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors have been employed in each primary care trust in the South West in each year since 1997.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) out patient and (b) in patient waiting time was for each hospital in Sheffield for each speciality in each year since 1998.

      Hospitals: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest Referral to Treatment Time data for (a) Eddisbury constituency, (b) the North West and (c) England.

      Malnutrition: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in each age group were treated for malnutrition in each London borough in each year since 2000.

      Malnutrition: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) if he will estimate the cost to the NHS of treating malnutrition in each London borough in each year since 2000; (2) whether he has made a recent...

      Medical Records: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2010, Official Report, column 641W, on medical records: children, when he expects to reach decisions on changes to the...

      Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish his Department's response to its consultation on the proposed transfer of responsibility for commissioning ultra-orphan...

      Mesothelioma

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department to provide updated leaflets with information for those with mesothelioma.

      Neuromuscular Services: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many whole time equivalent consultant neurologists with a specialism in neuromuscular conditions are employed in the West Midlands Strategic...

      Northwick Park Hospital: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) managers, (b) nursing staff, (c) junior doctors and (d) consultants are employed at Northwick Park Hospital.

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2010, Official Report, column 574WA, on NHS finances, for what reason primary care trusts are being asked to ensure...

      Primary Care Trusts: Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) communications and (b) press officers are employed by each primary care trust (PCT); and how many of each group have been so employed by...

      Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to encourage health services in areas with a high number of tuberculosis cases to co-ordinate their work with other...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Broadband

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will take steps to ensure that broadband service providers notify their customers of traffic...

    • Business: Government Assistance

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

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many smoking shelters have been built for his Department's staff since it was established; and at what cost.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what public information helplines his Department runs; and what contracts have been awarded by his Department for...

      Educational Institutions: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effects on the economy of the funding settlement for land-based education colleges...

      General Agreement on Trade in Services: EU Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions his Department has had with the European Commission Directorate-General of Trade on the...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding was allocated by the Learning and Skills Council for development projects at each higher education...

      Higher Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which higher education establishments in (a) London and (b) England have been assessed as in financial difficulty...

      Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will bring forward proposals to ensure that internet protocol throughput is not subject to traffic...

      Manganese Bronze

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has had discussions with representatives of Manganese Bronze in Coventry on its decision to...

      Manganese Bronze

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what financial assistance his Department provided to Manganese Bronze between 2007 and 2009.

      Manganese Bronze

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will meet representatives of Manganese Bronze to discuss the future of the company's manufacturing operations in...

      Post Offices: National Lottery

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) what assessment he has made of the effect on sub-post offices of the National Lottery Commission's proposal to...

      Qualifications and Curriculum Framework: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 902W, on the Qualifications and Curriculum...

      Radio Frequencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if his Department will take steps to protect the high frequency spectrum for use in long-range communications from...

      World War II: Lapel Badges

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representations he has received on a proposed lapel badge for those who were conscripted to work in munitions...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he plans to answer question (a) 321887 on his Department's initiatives and (b) 321888 on the Enterprise Finance...

  • International Development

    • Developing Countries: Tuberculosis

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans his Department has to improve the mechanisms used to measure the progress and effectiveness of the tuberculosis control...

    • International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1416W, on international assistance, if he will publish his...

  • Treasury

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what the (a) cost and (b)...

    • Maternity Benefits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of take-up is of the health in pregnancy grant in each local authority.

      Royal Bank of Scotland: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent discussions officials of UK Financial Investments Ltd have had with representatives of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) on the level of lending...

      Smuggling: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the prevalence of alcohol diversion fraud; and whether he has plans to take steps...

      Taxation: Car Washes

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) value added tax, (b) corporation tax and (c) income tax revenue foregone as a result of illegal car washing...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value was of tax credits overpayments written off in (a) 2005-06, (b) 2006-07, (c) 2007-08 and (d) 2008-09 as a result of (i) official...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Berkshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate has been made of the number of small businesses which have closed in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) Berkshire in each year since 1997.

    • Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the schedule is for printing 2011 Census forms; and how many Census forms she expects to be printed in each month from March 2011 to the date of...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what methodology will be used to count (a) people in immigration removal centres and (b) asylum seekers in the 2011 Census.

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 987W, on Census, (1) what the quantified...

      Census

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office over what geographic area the estimated £482 million expenditure on the 2011 Census is to be incurred.

      Deaths: Malnutrition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many deaths attributed to a malnutrition-related condition there were of people in each age group in each London borough in each year since...

      Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the re-employment rate is for (a) public and (b) private sector workers whose jobs have been relocated offshore; and if she will make a statement.

      Government Departments: Data Sharing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what steps her Department is taking to facilitate data sharing between Government departments and agencies.

      Government Departments: Publications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office on what occasions the UK Statistics Authority has written to Government departments and agencies on the presentation of statistics.

      Private Sector: Manpower

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many UK-born working age people were employed in the private sector (a) in each year since 1997 and (b) on the most recent date for which data are...

  • Home Department

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many people of each sex in each age group from each country have been awaiting a decision on an application for asylum at each...

    • Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum applications were awaiting resolution by the UK Border Agency on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what changes in staffing levels at the UK Border Agency have been made to handle the caseload of (a) legacy asylum cases and (b) standard...

      Asylum: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many asylum legacy cases arising in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009 the UK Border Agency is dealing with in (i) Glasgow North East...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Departmental Travel

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

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many incidents of self-harm by (a) women, (b) men, (c) children under 18 years old and (d) children under 10 years old...

      Detention Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hunger strikes were recorded at each immigration removal centre in the UK in each of the last six years; and how many of them...

      Entry Clearances: Kosovo

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether Kosovan citizens of Serb extraction may enter the UK using passports issued in Belgrade.

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the effect on numbers of English language schools of recent changes to the Tier 4 points-based immigration system.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service has had discussions with (i) the Local Government Association, (ii)...

      Identity Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the Identity and Passport Service had collected in fees from people issued with identity cards on the latest date for which figures...

      Identity Cards: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the cost to applicants of the new model of identity card due to be issued in 2012; and if he will make a...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will review the mechanisms by which his Department considers immigration applications from adults who arrived in the UK as children for...

      Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications held by the Legacy caseworking team at the UK Border Agency were awaiting allocation to a caseworker on the latest date...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many detainees held at immigration removal centres have required (a) medical treatment and (b) hospital treatment in each of the last...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times police have been called to each UK Border Agency immigration removal centre in each of the last two years.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to reply to the letter of 14 December 2009 from the hon. Member for Aylesbury on behalf of Mr. R. V. of Aylesbury, acknowledged...

      Ministers' Private Offices

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what expenditure his private office incurred on (a) entertainment, (b) travel and (c) overnight subsistence in each of the last five years.

      National Identity Register

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether local authorities will have access to the National Identity Register for the purposes of the administration of free bus travel for...

      Police: Finance

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

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to Devon and Cornwall police for 2009-10 (a) in total and (b) per head of population.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department has allocated to police authorities in England for 2009-10 (a) in total and (b) per head of population.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department allocated to Devon and Cornwall police for 1995-96 (a) in total and (b) per head of population.

      Police: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what funding his Department allocated to police authorities in England for 1995-96 (a) in total and (b) per head of population.

      Powers of Entry

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 554W, on powers of entry (1) which...

      Terrorism: Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate his Department has made of the proportion of people from an ethnic minority background who have been stopped and...

      UK Border Agency: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many complaints about a citizenship or nationality application were made to the UK Border Agency in each of the last five years.

      UK Border Agency: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much the UK Border Agency and its predecessor spent on (a) advertising, (b) refreshments and (c) stationery in each year since 2005.

      Young Offenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many community rehabilitation orders were (a) issued for each reason to and (b) breached by offenders aged (i) 12, (ii) 13, (iii)...

      Young Offenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many drug treatment and testing orders were (a) issued for each reason to and (b) breached by offenders aged (i) 12, (ii) 13, (iii) 14,...

      Young Offenders: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 15 March 2007, Official Report, column 563W, on young offenders, how many (a) volunteers, (b) (i)...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) local authorities and (b) housing associations offer the Social Homebuy scheme; and what the aggregate size of...

    • Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many allotment disposals have been approved by the Government Office responsible for allotment disposals in each local...

      Arc Manche

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 307W,...

      Arc Manche

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 307W,...

      Audit Commission: Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 561W, on the Audit...

      Audit Commission: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 561W, on the Audit...

      Council Housing: Oldham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has guaranteed to write off the whole of Oldham's outstanding housing debt in the event of the stock transfer ballot...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authority area had the lowest Band D outturn bill, including all precepts, in each year since 1997-98.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what cap he plans to put in place in respect of council tax increases in 2010-11.

      Departmental Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on (a) flexible and (b) compulsory early severance for staff at each grade at his Department's...

      Departmental Termination of Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on (a) flexible and (b) compulsory early retirement for staff at each grade at his Department's...

      Disadvantage: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value was of each indicator in the (a) income, (b) employment, (c) health, (d) education, (e) barriers to housing...

      Empty Property: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will estimate the cost to the public purse of the council tax discount in respect of empty homes in each year since 2004.

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 366W, on the European Regional Development Fund, if he will...

      European Regional Development Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much had been paid in fines consequent on irregularities relating to the European Regional Development Fund programme since...

      Government Office for London: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the programme expenditure of the Government Office for London was in each year since 1996-97.

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the (a) running cost and (b) aggregate programme expenditure was of the Government Office for each region in...

      Government Offices for the Regions: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the administration costs of the Government Offices for the Regions were in each year since 1996-97.

      Joint Improvement Partnerships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) purpose and (b) function of (i) Joint Improvement and (ii) Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships is;...

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding under the Local Authorities Business Growth Incentive scheme has been allocated to each (a) region and (b)...

      Local Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1239W, on local government, if he will issue guidance to local...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities in clause 1 of the Equality Bill will apply to his...

      Local Government: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints have been (a) submitted to and (b) upheld by in whole or in part the Local Government Ombudsman in each...

      Local Government: Equality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect of Clause 1 of the Equality Bill on the allocation of local funding (a) by central...

      Local Government: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 1292-3W, on local government: per capita costs, what the...

      Local Government: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities offer community kitties to local residents.

      Local Government: Devon and Norfolk

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his plans are for the implementation of (a) the draft Exeter and Devon (Structural Changes) Order 2010 and (b) the draft...

      Local Government: Translation Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent on translation services by local authorities in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's publication of February 2010, Number of hereditaments benefiting from Small Business Rate...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many hereditaments are (a) above the rateable value threshold for small business rate relief, (b) below the rateable value...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate has been made of the number of properties on which empty property business rate relief was claimed in each region...

      Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will end the requirements made by the density targets in Planning Policy Statement 3.

      Recycling: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the speaking notes and accompanying materials used by the Audit Commission speaker at...

      Right to Buy Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average right to buy discount was (a) in cash terms, (b) in real terms in 2010 prices and (c) as a proportion of the...

      Tesco: Planning Permission

      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 1162W, on Tesco: planning...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) Staffordshire County Council area and (b) England left school with (i) no GCSEs, (ii) at least one GCSE...

    • Becta: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to his Department's press release of 9 March 2010, on school business managers, what the revised budget of Becta...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what methodology is used in the Building Schools for the Future programme to (a) determine whether value for money will be...

      Children in Care: Child Trust Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities (a) ensure that the full £100 Child Trust Fund annual payments for looked-after children are put in...

      Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent estimate is of the number of child victims of trafficking in the UK.

      Children: Language Difficulties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his policy is on the provision of early-stage learning facilities and support for children with language difficulties; and if...

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families staff in which posts of Ofsted are permitted to read full serious case reviews.

      Children: Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families staff in which posts in (a) his Department and (b) local education authorities are permitted to read full serious case reviews.

      Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his most recent assessment is of the contribution of Sure Start children's centres to the objectives of his Department.

      Children's Centres: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester, Central constituency attend Sure Start centres.

      Children's Centres: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start centres have been established on Merseyside; and what assessment he has made of their effectiveness.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much he expects his Department to spend on (a) television, (b) radio, (c) print and (d) online advertising in (i) 2009-10...

      Departmental Audit

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what funding his Department allocated for establishing and maintaining www.beGrand.net in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on development of the begrand.net website; and how much has been budgeted for the development of the...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the cost to his Department was of ministerial cars in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at how many (a) secondary schools and (b) maintained mainstream secondary schools at which more than 50 per cent. of pupils were...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals were entered for GCSEs in English literature, physics,...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals were entered for (i) English literature, (ii) physics,...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible for free school meals and (b) in comprehensive schools gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals at the end of Key Stage 4...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many and what proportion of schools in the (a) highest and (b) lowest index of multiple deprivation decile less than 30...

      GCSE: Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils classified as persistent truants gained five GCSEs at A*-C including English and mathematics in the latest year...

      Languages: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools were given the status of specialist language centre in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      National Bullying Helpline

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department and its predecessors have made any payments to (a) the National Bullying Helpline and (b) HR and...

      National Curriculum Tests

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in how many schools in each local authority fewer than 50 per cent. of pupils attained Key Stage 2 at level 4 or above in both...

      National Curriculum Tests: Sheffield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many and what proportion of 11-year-olds achieved Level 4 at Key Stage 2 in (a) English, (b) mathematics and (c)...

      Pre-school Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many two- year-olds he expects to have participated in free early years pre-school entitlement by 2016.

      Pre-school Education: Northampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many nursery places there were for children in Northampton in (a) 1997, (b) 2001, (c) 2005 and (d) 2010.

      Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 11 January 2010, Official Report, columns 726-27W, on primary education, how the information included...

      Pupil Exclusions: Milton Keynes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children have been permanently excluded from (a) primary, (b) middle, (c) upper and (d) secondary schools in Milton...

      Schools: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many surplus places there are in (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in each local authority; (2) which local...

      Schools: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department provides to (a) schools and (b) local authorities on their use of independent consultants and...

      Schools: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding his Department and its predecessors have provided for (a) computers and (b) information and communications...

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what (a) funding and (b) other support his Department has provided to the South West Grid for Learning in 2009-10; and whether...

      Schools: Managers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what minimum qualifications will be required of school business managers; what the salary of a school business manager will be;...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals were entered for GCSEs in (a) biology and chemistry but not physics, (b) biology...

      Sixth Form Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many surplus places there were in school sixth forms in each of the last five years; and if he will make a statement.

      Sixth Form Education: Admissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to table 3 on page 17 of his Department's 16-19 Statement of priorities and investment strategy 2010-11, what...

      Special Educational Needs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families at which mainstream (a) primary and (b) secondary schools more than 50 per cent. of the pupils have statemented or...

      Specialist Schools and Academies Trust: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what contracts have been awarded by his Department to the Specialist Schools and Academies Trust; what the value is of each...

      Support for All: The Families and Relationships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department allocated to deliver and maintain the online eligibility checker for parents as referred to in the Green...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start children's centres there are in the City of Wolverhampton.

      Sure Start Programme: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) children and (b) families are in receipt of support from Sure Start Children's Centres in York.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) pursuant to the answer of 14 December 2009, Official Report, column 707W, on teachers: males, if he will provide the...

      Teachers: Personal Social and Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers of personal, social and health education have specific accreditation in relation to that subject.

      Teachers: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to allocate funding for the continuous professional development of teachers for the purposes of implementing the...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils had an attendance record of less than 90 per cent. at schools in England in each year since 2001; and if...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many staff were in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs' unit responsible for genetically modified organisms in each year since 2000; and...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many meetings have taken place between ministers and (a) representatives of the biotechnology industry and its trade organisations, and (b) representatives of...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they paid to settle claims by asylum seekers subjected to administrative detention for wrongful imprisonment, unlawful use of force or medical damage in...

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the government of Bangladesh about alleged harassment and deportation of Burmese Rohingya refugees.

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people were in receipt of incapacity benefit as a result of mental health problems in each of the past five years.

      Broadcasting: Irish and Ulster Scots Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what announcements they have made since 1 January about the broadcasting of the Irish and Ulster Scots languages; and how any such announcements meet the...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the report of the International Development Committee on DfID Assistance to Burmese Internally Displaced People and Refugees on the Thai-Burma Border...

      Burma

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of whether elections due in Burma later this year will be free and fair.

      Businesses: Growth

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they plan to hold with the City of London Corporation's Economic Development Office following its recent report on the financial needs of United...

      Buying Solutions

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

      Climate Change

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will pursue bilateral agreements on climate change with other countries, following the lack of a full agreement at the Copenhagen climate change...

      Cyprus: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they regard the European Court of Human Rights ruling on 5 March that the Immovable Property Commission in Northern Cyprus provides appropriate redress for...

      Debt Management Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have introduced a telephone campaign offering to assume responsibility for all the debts of qualifying individuals applying before 6 April; and what...

      Energy: Light Bulbs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to monitor the number of eco-friendly light bulbs that fail after less than four years.

      Estate Agents: Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 16 March (WA 158), what response they made to the report of January 2009 by Professor Colin Jones...

      EU: Internal Market Scoreboard

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the operation of the European Union internal market in the light of the Internal Market Scoreboard published in March; and what...

      European Court of Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have given to the European Court of Human Rights' invitation to submit written observations on the admissibility and merits of Application No...

      Global Fund

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of their contribution to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria; and what steps they are...

      Government Departments: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to update the "fact files" page of the website of the government office for the North East to carry data on unemployment in the north east...

      Haiti: Law and Administration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what part they are playing in establishing open, accountable and effective Government in Haiti.

      Haiti: Law and Administration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what contribution they are making towards developing the rule of law and the administration of justice in Haiti.

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in what circumstances the Crown Prosecution Service would prosecute a young person begging.

      House of Lords: Sittings

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what assessment has been made of the additional costs to Parliamentary works projects arising out of any sittings of the House of Lords in September 2010.

      House of Lords: Sittings

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what consultation has been undertaken with contractors regarding any disruption arising from or delays to Parliamentary works projects as a result of any...

      Income

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the average weekly incomes in each region and country in the United Kingdom in (a) 1997, (b) 2006, and (c) 2009.

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Iran about the arrests of the Rev Wilson Issavi, Mr Hamid Shafiee and his wife Reyhaneh Aghajary and...

      Israel and East Jerusalem: Property

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of Israel requesting that all property claims in Israel and east Jerusalem be treated on a basis of...

      Justice: Arrest Warrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which United Kingdom citizens have been extradited under the European arrest warrant; for which alleged crimes; to which European countries; and how long they have...

      Local Authorities: Fixed Penalty Notices

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what powers local authorities have been given since May 2005 which increase their ability to levy fixed penalty notices.

      Northern Ireland Office: Opinion Polls

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Northern Ireland Office has approved suppliers for conducting opinion polls; if so, who are the approved suppliers; how they were chosen; by whom; and when.

      Northern Ireland Public Prosecution Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland, in deciding not to prosecute two students accused of being involved in the attack on a south Belfast...

      Passports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many forged or stolen United Kingdom passports have been detected at the United Kingdom border in each of the last 12 months.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 5 January (WA 50), how many pensions are paid to British nationals in Ireland; and how many recipients are...

      Police: Pursuits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when the code of practice on the management of police pursuits will be issued to police forces.

      Population

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to limit the population growth of the United Kingdom.

      Railways: High-speed Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have drawn from the consultation with interested parties and the public on the proposal for a rapid transport system linking St Pancras and...

      Railways: National Express Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Mr Stephen Byers has spoken to the Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, regarding National Express's East Coast franchise; and, if so, what was...

      Railways: National Express Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, has been informed of any payments made by the National Express Group plc, its subsidiaries or...

      Railways: National Express Franchises

      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what occasions the Secretary of State for Transport, Lord Adonis, (a) met, or (b) spoke to, (1) Mr Stephen Byers, (2) representatives of the National Express...

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether in discussions about the European Union Neighbourhood Policy and the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership and in other appropriate fora they will raise the...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the students in north India, Bangladesh and Nepal who made applications under previous rules for tier 4 student visas to the United Kingdom to study at...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Lord West of Spithead on 12 January (WA 148) and on 23 February (WA 296), whether they collate statistics on the number of...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many student visas have been issued in the past ten years; and how many have been issued to dependants of students.

      Zimbabwe

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much aid they gave to Zimbabwe in each of the past five years for which figures are available.

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