Written answers

Monday, 29 March 2010

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 837W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 653W, on hotels, for what reason his Department does not use the Expotel...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Scotland how much his Department has spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department were in the last three years; and what (a) the cost and (b) purpose of each was.

      Office for National Statistics: Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what arrangements there are for the Office for National Statistics to provide information to his Department for inclusion in Departmental publications;...

      Statistics: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he had with the National Statistician on the (a) methodology and (b) presentation of national statistics in his Department's...

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many persons were employed by the BBC in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent research he has undertaken on public opinion on the BBC and the licence fee as a means of funding it; and if he will make a...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will bring forward proposals to allow commercial advertising on BBC channels; what recent representations he has on this issue;...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the 2006 Agreement between the Secretary of State and the BBC; what discussions he has had with the BBC since January...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he last met the (a) Chairman of the BBC Trust and (b) Director General of the BBC; what issues were discussed; whether a record...

      BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account he will take of commitments to ensure (a) efficiency savings and (b) the prevention of inflation of staff and talent...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if he will issue guidance on his Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for contracts...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in his Department.

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many (a) questionnaires, (b) statistical enquiries and (c) investigations have been carried out wholly or partly at public...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many free television licences have been issued to residents of (a) Southend, West constituency, (b) Essex County Council authority...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much the television licence fee was in each year since 1990; what plans he has to change the level of the licence fee in each of the...

  • Electoral Commission Committee

    • Elections: Fraud

      To ask the hon. Member for South- West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission how many allegations of electoral malpractice have been reported to the Electoral...

    • General Elections

      To ask the hon. Member for South- West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission what timetable the Electoral Commission has set for the publication of its guidance...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the hon. Member for South- West Devon, representing the Speaker's Committee on the Electoral Commission with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Chichester of 15 January 2008,...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Beaches: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent progress has been made in increasing the cleanliness of beaches.

    • Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department undertakes surveys of cliff and coastal erosion.

      Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many full-time equivalent staff of each grade are employed by his Department to assist special advisers.

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will make it his policy to ensure that all households are able to have a weekly domestic refuse collection.

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of an electromagnetic pulse strike caused (a) deliberately and (b) through solar...

      Floods: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made a recent assessment of the (a) likelihood and (b) potential effects of surface water flooding in...

      Floods: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what representations his Department has received from (a) Essex county council and (b) Castle Point borough council on the...

      Floods: Castle Point

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department received bids for funding for early actions to tackle local flood risk from (a) Essex county council...

      Forests: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to protect woodland in the West Midlands.

      Landfill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether local authorities will be fully refunded for costs incurred in complying with the proposed landfill ban under the new...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what steps he plans to take to ensure scientific evidence is taken into account in identifying marine conservation...

      Nature Conservation: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to protect wildlife in the West Midlands.

      Recycling: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps he has taken to encourage recycling in the West Midlands.

  • Prime Minister

    • Building Resilience

      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, column 2W, on community relations, when the paper was classified; what level of classification it has; what...

    • Tony Blair

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) the memorandum written by David Manning on 30 January 2003 and (b) the minutes of the meeting which took place between...

  • Solicitor-General

    • Corruption

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether the Director of the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has classified MW Kellogg as a self-reporting company under the SFO's Approach to Dealing with Overseas...

    • Government Departments: Judicial Review

      To ask the Solicitor-General with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 1 March 2009, Official Report, column 943W, on Government departments: judicial review, in...

  • Women and Equality

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 556W, on Equality and Human Rights Commission: industrial disputes, how much was...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 68W, on the Equality and Human Rights Commission, if she will place in the Library a...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality for what reasons the Equality and Human Rights Commission pays travel and expenses rates to staff based on the rates paid by each of the Commission's...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Databases

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 41W, on the Equality and Human Rights...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Databases

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 41W, on the Equality and Human Rights...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what volume of carbon dioxide has been emitted from the UK in each year since 2007, reckoned on the environmental accounts basis.

    • Carbon Emissions: Business

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent representations he has received on carbon reporting by large companies; and if he will make a statement.

      Collaboration Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1493-4W, on collaboration agreements, on what date the Joint Meeting...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last year for which figures are available.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when energy efficient circulator pumps will be labelled Energy Saving Recommended.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when energy efficient circulator pumps will be included on the Energy Saving Trust website.

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average payback period is for each type of energy efficient technology commercially available, with particular reference to...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the (a) average internal rate of return and (b) cost per kilogram of carbon dioxide not emitted was for each type of energy...

      Fossil Fuel Levy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the balance of the Scottish Fossil Fuel levy account was on 28 February 2010.

      National Grid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department is taking towards the deployment of a smart grid.

      National Skills Academy for Nuclear: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse has been of the establishment of the National Skills Academy for Nuclear to date; and what the...

      Nuclear Waste: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will break down by budget line the funds allocated to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the development of a geological...

      Nuclear Waste: Waste Management

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding has been (a) allocated to the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority for the development of a geological disposal facility...

      Personal Carbon Monoxide Alarm

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will bring forward proposals to require all employees of energy companies who enter domestic properties to carry a personal...

      UK-Indonesia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many times the UK-Indonesia Working Group on Environment and Climate Change announced in Poznan in December 2008 has met; what the...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Advisory Body

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what criteria were used to select hon. Members to serve on the advisory body on the proposed day nursery at 1...

    • Members: Email

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what the estimated gross loss of income to the Refreshment Department is in 2010-11 arising from the closure...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, column 170W, on nurseries, on what date the nursery...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what categories of costs will be included in the calculation of the full running cost of the nursery facility...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission when staff working on the site proposed to be used for a day nursery in 1 Parliament street will be informed...

      Security

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 953W, on security, what the private...

      Speaker's Adviser

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, column 171W, on the Speaker's adviser, for what...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Cancer

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the average (a) one-year and (b) five-year survival rates for people diagnosed with (i) melanoma, (ii) prostate cancer and (iii) breast cancer...

    • Central Office of Information: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the estimated monetary value is of the contracts to be used under the Central Office of Information's framework for (a) recruitment advertising,...

      Central Office of Information: Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) whether any guidance has been given to the Central Office of Information on Government advertising in the period at the end of a Parliament and...

      Central Office of Information: Video Recordings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the (a) title, (b) description, (c) purpose and (d) cost was of each video produced by the Central Office of Information for her Department in...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the cost to her Department was of advertising to promote Backing Young Britain in the Metro newspaper on 5 March 2010.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many smoking shelters have been built for her Department's staff in the last five years; and at what cost.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department and its agency have spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1190W, on departmental computers, how many of the Cabinet Office computer keyboards...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used within buildings occupied by her Department.

      Departmental Freedom of Information

      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 603W, on departmental freedom of information,...

      Departmental Mobile Phones

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many (a) mobile telephones and (b) BlackBerrys were provided to (i) Ministers and (ii) special advisers in her Department in 2009; and at what...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 10 November 2009, Official Report, column 311W, on departmental telephone services, whether contracts were awarded for...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many agency and temporary staff were employed in each of the last three years.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1492W, on departmental temporary staff, how much her Department spent in total on...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many people were employed in manufacturing in each constituency in each year since 1997.

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many manufacturing enterprises there were in each constituency in each year since 1997.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the written ministerial statement of 16 July 2009, Official Report, column 73W, on special advisers, what the cost was to the public...

      Office for National Statistics

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 18 March 2010, Official Report, column 1032W, on the Office for National Statistics,...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area lived in households with no-one in full-time employment...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in how many and what proportion of households in each (a) constituency and (b) local authority area had no-one in full-time employment in (i) 1997 and...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of children in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency were living in a workless household in (i) 1997, (ii)...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many and what proportion of people in (a) each constituency in the East of England and (b) the UK were unemployed on the latest date for which...

      Unemployment: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent estimate she has made of the level of long-term unemployment in North-West Cambridgeshire constituency.

  • Defence

    • New Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made on the programme for the new aircraft carriers HMS Queen Elizabeth and HMS Prince of Wales.

    • Defence Spending

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which financial years defence spending decreased in real terms in comparison with the previous year between 1997 and 2009.

      Service Veterans: Mental Health

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of long-term mental health support for armed forces veterans.

      Nato

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effects on the future of NATO of his Department's policies on European military co-operation.

      Devonport Naval Base

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has for the role of HM Naval Base Devonport in warship maintenance and repair.

      Afghanistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the security situation in Afghanistan.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have been deployed within field hospitals during Operation Herrick since April 2009; and how many and what proportion were...

      Air Space

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on how many occasions since 2005 foreign military aircraft have entered restricted UK airspace over Na h-Eileanan an Iar without permission; (2)...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what budgetary provision his Department has made in 2010-11 for the conducting, directly or otherwise, of scientific procedures on animals; and how much...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many animals of each species were used in scientific procedures (a) commissioned directly by his Department and (b) otherwise undertaken pursuant...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how much his Department has spent on long-term care for severely wounded soldiers in each of the last five years; (2) how much his Department has...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to the answer of 14 October 2009, Official Report, column 953W, whether a complete set of data on the extent to which armed forces...

      Armed Forces: Interpreters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many military linguists proficient in (a) Pashto and (b) Dari are employed by his Department; and how many of each have been employed by his...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many personnel are based in commercial properties rented by his Department in the West of Scotland; (2) what the cost to the public purse was...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what the cost...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department and its agencies spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last five years; and what such...

      Departmental Security

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

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to employees of which private defence companies have civilian passes granting access to his Department's London buildings been issued since 1 January 2008.

      Future Rapid Effect System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his statement of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 3-4WS, on armed forces equipment, whether the base platform for the Future...

      Gurkhas: Immigration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which Gurkha welfare organisations the Cross-Departmental Working Group on Gurkha settlement policy has consulted; (2) on how many occasions the...

      Port Agency Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what due diligence tests were conducted prior to the award of the contract for Port Agency Service (FLEET/OPS/0020), with particular reference to...

      Royal Irish Regiment: Reserve Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers who served with the Royal Irish Regiment transferred to Territorial Army units following disbandment of the Home Service battalions.

      Submarines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the timetable is for the delivery of (a) each Astute class and (b) Trident successor submarine; what effect the delay in delivery of the former...

      Sweet Concepts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer by the Cabinet Office Minister of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 156W, on the Central Office of Information:...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Afghanistan: Corruption

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has commissioned or assessed any internal or external reports on the effectiveness of its work to tackle...

    • Afghanistan: Corruption

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

      Baltic States: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the political situation in the Baltic and Black Sea areas; what recent reports he has...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to Questions in the formulation if he will set out with...

      Diplomatic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with his overseas counterparts the matter of the abuse of domestic workers employed by overseas embassies in...

      Embassies: Festivals and Special Occasions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether it is his Department's policy that British missions overseas should hold celebrations to mark the official birthday of...

      Iran: Foreign Relations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of UK relations with Iran; what plans he has for the future of UK-Iran...

      Turks and Caicos Islands: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he expects the special investigation and prosecution team to report on alleged corruption in the Turks and Caicos Islands.

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

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

      World War Two: Genocide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he has received of the policy of the government of Germany on release of files on (a) Nazi war criminals and (b)...

  • Justice

    • British Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 624W, on democratic reform, on what date the National Deliberative Event was...

    • British Constitution

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 12 November 2009, Official Report, column 624W, on democratic reform, what the cost...

      Courts: Aberystwyth

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what progress has been made on the development of a new court building in Aberystwyth.

      Custodial Treatment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average cost to the public purse was of detaining (a) an adult and (b) a person under the age of 21 years old in custody for a year on the...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in his Department.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the answer of 27 October 2009, Official Report, columns 331-32W, on departmental telephone services, whether contracts were awarded...

      Departmental Translation Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent on translation services in the justice system in (a) Ribble Valley, (b) Lancashire and (c) England in each of the last five years.

      EC Action: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps the Government are taking to ensure that the 1996 Hague Convention on the Protection of Children is ratified by all EU member states before 5...

      Electoral Register: Freedom of Information

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons electoral registration officers are not subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

      Electoral Register: Houseboats

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to ensure that residents of boats without a postcoded address are able to register to vote without having to declare...

      Employment Tribunals Service: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people living in City of York (a) in total and (b) with less than two years employment won unfair dismissal claims in (i) 1997 and (ii) the...

      Fines: Non-Payment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people served a custodial sentence for the non-payment of fines in England and Wales in each financial year since April 2005.

      General Elections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1246W, on general elections, whether any local...

      Human Trafficking: Confiscation Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many confiscation orders there were against convicted traffickers between 1 April 2009 and 31 January 2010; and what estimate he has made of the...

      National Offender Management Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons are employed at the National Offender Management Service (a) head office and (b) regional offices; how many such employees have (i) a...

      Newspaper Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies have paid to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each year to date.

      Offenders: Sentencing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many pre-sentencing reports were requested in relation to offences of (a) false documentation, (b) assisting in the running of a brothel, (c)...

      Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the written ministerial statement of 23 July 2007, Official Report, column 40WS, on emoluments, when he made the statement on emoluments.

      Pleural Plaques

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice with reference to the written ministerial statement of 25 February 2010, Official Report, columns 79-83WS, on pleural plaques, when he expects to...

      Prison Sentences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people are serving a sentence of less than (a) one year, (b) two years and (c) four years for (i) homicide, (ii) rape, (iii) attempted rape...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners at HM Prison Ford (a) escaped, (b) absconded and (c) failed to return in each month since 1 January 2007; what category of offences...

      Reoffenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) adult and (b) juvenile offenders in the first quarter of 2008 cohort committed a re-offence in each (i) index disposal and (ii) re-offence...

      Young Offenders: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many young offenders aged (a) 12, (b) 13, (c) 14, (d) 15, (e) 16, (f) 17, (g) 18 and (h) 19 years old have tested positive in screening for...

  • Home Department

    • 101 Calls: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding his Department will provide for the national non-emergency number in the next three years.

    • Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what budgetary provision his Department has made in 2010-11 for the conducting, directly or otherwise, of scientific procedures on animals...

      Animal Experiments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many animals of each species were used in scientific procedures (a) commissioned directly by his Department and (b) otherwise...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many and what proportion of asylum cases arising since 2007 have been determined by his Department within six months in (a) 2007, (b)...

      Border Agency War Crimes Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he plans to answer Question (a) 322689, (b) 322690 and (c) 322691 on the UK Border Agency war crimes unit, tabled on 12 March 2010.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will request Cable & Wireless to use the Internet Watch Foundation list to block access to known child abuse websites from...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will advise ministerial colleagues on steps to take to ensure that access to known child abuse sites is not possible from computers on...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department to what budgets proceeds of crime recovered as a result of Crown Prosecution Service prosecutions are allocated to (a) local Crime Reduction...

      Detention Centres: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment he has made of the implications for his Department's policies on the detention of children of the recent decision in the...

      Dungavel House Immigration Removal Centre

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment he has made of the reasons for the hunger strike by detainees at Dungavel immigration removal centre; and if he will...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the capability of the UK to repair and recover from damage inflicted...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people from each country of origin were granted an entry visa on their (a) first, (b) second and (c) third attempt in the last 12...

      Entry Clearances: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the sterling equivalent is of the charge made for a visa application made at each overseas post where visa applications are accepted...

      Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical information as closely related to Manchester Central constituency as possible, the effect on that...

      Grimbsy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Great Grimsby constituency, the effects of his...

      Hackney

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical evidence relating as closely as possible to Hackney North and Stoke Newington constituency, the effects...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the (a) 94 individuals accommodated by a local authority whilst awaiting their reasonable grounds decision and (b) 61...

      Human Trafficking: Victims

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been referred through the National Referral Mechanism since 1 April 2009; and how many of them were conclusively...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what powers the Identity Commissioner has to investigate individual complaints from members of the public on identity cards; and what...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the Identity Commissioner has been informed of the results of past and current Office of Government Commerce Gateway reviews of the...

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many raids the UK Border Agency has conducted of hereditaments within the Government Secure Zone within the last 24 months; in what...

      Immigration: Turkey

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the number of Turkish citizens who have entered the UK under the terms of the Ankara Agreement; and if he will...

      Nottinghamshire Police Authority

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he last met representatives of Nottinghamshire police authority and Nottinghamshire police force to discuss (a) their recently...

      Police: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions (a) officials and (b) Ministers in his Department have had with (i) Essex Police and (ii) others on the death of Lee...

      Police: Manpower

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

      Police: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much capital funding has been allocated to the Sussex Police in each year since 2000.

      Serious Organised Crime Agency: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which local authorities have access to the Serious Organised Crime Agency's ELMER database; and what (a) personal and (b) property data are...

      Stroud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Stroud constituency, the effects on that constituency of...

  • Treasury

    • Banks: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the number of (a) business and (b) personal customers in York with (i) bank accounts, (ii) mortgages and (iii) other investments with...

    • Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Revaluation 2007 Programme Board minutes of 11 December 2003, paragraph 2, what tests took place...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Revaluation 2007 Programme Board minutes of 18 January 2005, paragraph 8, what the estimated...

      Departmental Coordination

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what progress has been made on identifying ways in which HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Work and Pensions and other Government Departments can...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department and its agencies has spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last five years; and what such...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department awarded contracts for the provision of services relating to its general public inquiry telephone line.

      Film: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on fraudulent claims for assistance made by film companies participating in the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

      Film: Government Assistance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent estimate he has made of the number of fraudulent claims for assistance made by film companies participating in the Enterprise Investment Scheme.

      Gift Aid

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 255W, on Gift Aid, what plans his Department has to amend Gift Aid (a) rules,...

      Government Departments: Cable and Wireless

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the monetary value is of Government contracts with Cable & Wireless to supply internet services.

      Government Departments: ICT

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the cost to the public purse had been of the Office for Government Commerce Heavy Hitter Programme Delivery Director service on the latest date for...

      Housing: Prices

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average sale price of (a) a detached house, (b) a semi-detached house, (c) a terraced house, (d) a flat and (e) an average dwelling was in (i)...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the average additional capital value attributed by the Valuation Office Agency to the presence of a conservatory in a...

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many dwellings have been valued by the Valuation Office Agency's automated valuation model to date.

      Individual Savings Accounts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the changes in Individual Savings Account limits announced in the 2009 Budget.

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received on changing the status of incinerator bottom ash from inert waste to active waste for landfill tax purposes; and...

      Landfill Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) gross and (b) net cost to local authorities was of landfill tax in each year since its introduction.

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many fast-track reviews of port rating assessment have been initiated by the Valuation Office Agency; how many such reviews will be completed before the...

      Non-domestic Rates: Public Lavatories

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the average rateable value of a municipal lavatory in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Non-domestic Rates: Sex Establishments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the average rateable value of a lap dancing club in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many lifeboat stations in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase,...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many holiday centres in England had (a) a decrease, (b) no change, (c) a one to 20 per cent. increase, (d) a 21 to 50 per cent. increase, (e)...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many (a) hotels rated 4-star and above and chain operated hotels rated 3-star in the national scheme and (b) hotels rated 3-star and below in...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to ensure that the Valuation Office Agency does not impose charges without notice on companies in respect of which its assessment is...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the average rateable value of a property used for war games courses in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Non-domestic Rates: Zoos

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he has made an estimate of the average rateable value of a zoo in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11.

      Revenue and Customs: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) took into account in determining the days and hours of opening of each tax enquiry centre; what mechanisms HMRC...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) on how many land and property transactions stamp duty land tax was paid in each year since 1997; (2) what the average amount paid in stamp duty land...

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer in which areas disadvantaged area stamp duty relief applies; and what the value is of the threshold.

      Taxation: Business

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what average length of time it took for HM Revenue and Customs to register a business for tax purposes in (a) September 2009, (b) October 2009, (c)...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 2 February 2009, Official Report, column 902W, on the Valuation Office (1) if...

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the latest edition of the Valuation Office Agency's council tax referencing manual.

      Valuation Office Agency: Contracts

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 4 February 2010, Official Report, column 522W, on the Valuation Office: contracts, how much...

      Valuation Office Agency: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what bonuses have been awarded to the section of the Valuation Office Agency responsible for the valuation of ports in the last three years; and what the...

      Valuation Office Agency: Surveys

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will place in the Library a copy of the findings of and report on the Valuation Office Agency's People Survey for (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      VAT: Direct Mail

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations HM Revenue and Customs has received on proposals to change the value added tax zero rating for mailed marketing or promotional...

      VAT: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much value added tax was paid by businesses in York in 2009; and if he will estimate the sum which would have accrued to the Exchequer in that year...

      Welfare Tax Credits: Overpayments

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of households from which the recovery of a tax credits overpayment is being sought.

  • Work and Pensions

    • Attendance Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate her Department has made of the cost of paying attendance allowance for claims started in 2010-11 in the next five years;...

    • Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 456W, on the Child Maintenance and...

      Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 456W, on the Child Maintenance and...

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent progress has been made on the transfer of pre-2003 Child Support Agency cases to the Child Maintenance and Enforcement Commission.

      Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much the Child Support Agency was owed by non-resident parents on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what discussions her Department has had with (a) Ministers and (b) officials in the Department for Communities and Local Government on the...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what discussions her Department has held with the Local Government Association on the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate her Department has made of the potential number of additional claimants who will claim council tax benefit when it is renamed...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken to draft legislation to facilitate the renaming of council tax benefit as council tax rebate; and when she...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department and its agencies have spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used within buildings occupied by her Department.

      Departmental Expenditure Limits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to the written ministerial statement of 23 February 2010, Official Report, columns 50-68WS, on departmental expenditure limits,...

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department has spent on maintaining its computer systems, excluding capital purchases, in the last year for which figures are...

      Departmental Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last five years; and what such items have been...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by her Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what the (a) cost...

      Departmental Publications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the dates of publication of any regular statistics or reports by her Department have been affected by planning for the forthcoming...

      Departmental Responsibilities

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

      Employment Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what recent assessment her Department has made of the effect on levels of unemployment of (a) the Support for the Newly Unemployed...

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken in respect of the working conditions of disabled workers resident in Preston in the last seven years; and...

      Employment: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has made a recent estimate of the number of disabled people resident in each local authority area who have moved into work in each...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has received recent reports of the notification of Jobcentre Plus of Future Jobs Fund vacancies which have not met the Future Jobs...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the geographical distribution of jobs created through Future Jobs Fund funding.

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many successful bidders for Future Jobs Fund funding have since suspended their job offers under the scheme.

      Income Support

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of income support claims took longer than the target processing time in each benefit delivery centre in each month...

      Jobcentre Plus: ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what guidance is provided for jobseekers at Jobcentre Plus offices on the availability of computers for carrying out job searches.

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many of those in receipt of jobseeker's allowance gave Jobcentre Plus offices as their temporary address whilst of no fixed abode in...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: Self-employed

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether she has made an estimate of the number of former claimants of jobseeker's allowance who have become self-employed in each (a)...

      Maternity Leave: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many women living in City of York took paid maternity leave in (a) 1997 and (b) the latest year for which figures are available; how many...

      New Deal Schemes: Salford

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Salford have been assisted into work through the New Deal since 1997.

      Occupational Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether the operation of her Department's rules on anti-enrolment into workforce pension schemes from October 2012 will entail any change to...

      Oikos: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will ensure that the revised safety reports made by (a) the local planning authority and (b) the emergency planning authority in...

      Oikos: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) improvement notices have been issued and (b) changes of use have been recorded in respect of the Oikos site on Canvey Island...

      Oikos: Canvey Island

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will direct the Health and Safety Executive to examine proposals to store petroleum and similar substances at the Oikos terminal on...

      Pension Credit: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many people in (a) each local authority area in the East of England and (b) the UK were in receipt of (i) basic state pension and...

      Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the change has been in the number of (1) adults of working age in households below 60 per cent. of contemporary median income estimated...

      Poverty: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what percentage of (a) the general population, (b) children and (c) pensioners in Leeds North West constituency were living in poverty in...

      Power Stations: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has assessed the relative levels of mortality among employees at (a) coal combustion, (b) gas combustion, (c) nuclear...

      Sellafield: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the mortality rate was among employees at the nuclear processing site of Sellafield, Cumbria, in each of the last 10 years; and if she...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) pensioners, (b) people of working age, (c) disabled people and (d) people of all ages received income-related benefits (i) in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of applications for (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance to be approved in...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average monetary value of (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance paid to claimants under special rules was in...

      Sweet Concepts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer by the Cabinet Office Minister of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 156W, on Central Office of Information:...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency have received a winter fuel payment since introduction...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the highest and lowest salaries were paid to (a) doctors and (b) nurses on (i) part-time and (ii) full-time contracts by Atos Healthcare...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average number of days worked by (a) doctors and (b) nurses employed on part-time contracts by Atos Healthcare for the purpose of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average salary paid to (a) full-time and (b) part-time contracted (i) doctors and (ii) nurses by Atos Healthcare for the purpose of...

      Work Capability Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed (i) part-time and (ii) full-time by Atos Healthcare for the purpose of undertaking...

  • International Development

    • Burma: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking with the Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations High Commission for Refugees to improve the...

    • Burma: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps he is taking to provide assistance for Rohingya refugees in camps on the Bangladesh-Burma border.

      Democratic Republic of Congo: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department allocates to the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo in respect of the WWF Global Forest and...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development 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 International Development how much his Department has spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 720W, on departmental information officers, what the (a) title and...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1414W, on departmental temporary staff, how much was paid to (a)...

      Indonesia: Climate Change

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what conditions are attached to the £50 million funding to Indonesia announced in Davos on 29 January 2010 to help fight climate...

      Palestinians: International Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent estimate he has made of the amount of charitable fundraising carried out in the UK for humanitarian purposes in Gaza via...

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what projects his Department has funded in Sierra Leone since 2000; and how much his Department has spent on each.

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what contribution his Department has made to reducing the level of female genital mutilation in Sierra Leone in the last five years.

      Sierra Leone: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what funding his Department has provided to the Social Welfare Ministry in Sierra Leone in the last 12 months.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms exist for (a) parents and (b) staff to submit complaints about the operation of academies.

    • Academies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what budgetary provision he has made for the Young People's Learning Agency to offer (a) support and (b) challenge of academies...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the total cost to each local education partnership of all completed Building Schools for the Future...

      Building Schools for the Future Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance his Department has issued to local authorities on the geographical location of subcontractors tendering for work...

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he plans to bring forward proposals for the protection of children in suspected cases of domestic violence.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what his Department's policy is on helping children affected by domestic abuse through (a) training professionals to consider the...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department plans to take under the new burdens commitment to fund local authorities to implement recommendations...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many times the Government office for Yorkshire and the Humber approved an extension of the deadline for the publication of the...

      Departmental Official Cars

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of providing official cars for the use of (a) Ministers and (b)...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department has spent on (a) consultants, (b) advertising, (c) publishing, (d) public relations, (e) professional...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to questions in the formulation "if he will set out with...

      Education: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been provided by his Department (a) for education maintenance allowances, (b) under the Entry to Employment...

      Educational Maintenance Allowance: City of York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many education maintenance allowances have been paid to young people from the City of York in each year since 2004-05.

      Home Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms are in place to ensure home-schooled children have (a) information about and (b) access to examination centres.

      Music: Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent steps his Department has taken to encourage participation in specialist instrumental or vocal tuition amongst (a)...

      Playgrounds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what progress has been made in the construction of the (a) 3,500 outdoor play areas and (b) 300 staffed adventure playgrounds...

      Schools: Preston

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many schools in Preston deemed to be failing have since reached a satisfactory standard since 1997.

      Sixth Form Education: Complaints

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families to whom a complaint from (a) a student and (b) an apprentice aged between 16 and 19 years and attending a (i) further education...

      Social Services: Doncaster

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether the report entitled Organisation and Management Review of Duty and Assessment and Urban CSSW Teams written by Bron Sanders...

      Teachers: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many full-time teaching positions in maintained schools in Leeds local authority area are (a) vacant and (b) filled by...

      Teachers: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers in maintained schools in Leeds local authority area have left their position for reasons other than retirement...

  • Transport

    • A13: Litter

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons (a) the Highways Agency and (b) he has not replied to a letter from Thurrock borough council on contract compliance in...

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1192W, on automatic...

      British Transport Police: Sweet Concepts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 156W, on Central Office of Information: marketing, what promotional...

      Bus Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the (a) number of and (b) percentage change in bus usage in (i) York and (ii) England in the last five years.

      Bus Services: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has provided for concessionary bus travel in Birmingham since the inception of that scheme.

      Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how much he (a) has given in the last three financial years and (b) plans to give in the next three financial years to local...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has constructed smoking shelters at its London premises for the use of its staff since May 2008.

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will issue guidance on his Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for contracts let...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used within buildings occupied by his Department.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department and its agencies spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last five years; and...

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      East Coast Railway Line: Franchises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what penalty payments (a) NXEC and (b) National Express made to his Department following the termination of their tenure of the East Coast...

      East London Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what representations his Department has received from (a) the Mayor of London and (b) Lewisham council's Executive Mayor on funding a new...

      East London Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has informed (a) Transport for London and (b) Lewisham council that it will contribute to the funding of a new...

      East London Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment his Department has made of the demand projections made by Transport for London for the proposed new station at Surrey Canal...

      East London Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what process his Department is undertaking to evaluate the case for a new station at Surrey Canal Road on the extended East London Line; and...

      First Capital Connect

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what meetings he has had with representatives of First Capital Connect in each of the last six months; and if he will place in the Library a...

      First Capital Connect

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent representations he has received on the operation of First Capital Connect; and whether he has made a recent assessment of the...

      Galileo

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate has been made of the number of satellites which can be launched and maintained within the £3.4 billion funding ceiling...

      Heathrow Airport: Noise

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the total (a) area and (b) population was within the (i) 57, (ii) 60, (iii) 63, (iv) 66, (v) 69 and (vi) 72 dBA noise contours at...

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many and what proportion of all hotel bookings made by his Department were made through the Expotel facility in the last year for which...

      Kemble-Swindon Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of (a) the number of passengers on and (b) the income derived from rail journeys between Cheltenham and Swindon...

      Kemble-Swindon Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions his Department has had with (a) First Great Western, (b) the South West Regional Development Agency and (c) the European...

      Lorry Drivers: Licensing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 15 March 2010, Official Report, column 621W, on the Traffic...

      Network Rail

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what information his Department holds on the number of unfilled vacancies in Network Rail's maintenance function; (2) what...

      Official Cars: Expenditure

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the cost was of providing Ministerial cars in each of the last five years.

      Opposition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat Party at the request...

      Public Transport: West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much funding his Department has provided for the purpose of maintaining and extending (a) roads, (b) railway services, (c) bus...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what the (a) capital and (b) revenue expenditure will be on the extension to the High Speed 2 route to Leeds over the period of...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for what reasons, of the three possible routes for High Speed 2 proposed through the Chilterns, he decided on the route through Chesham and...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what invitations the Secretary of State has received from hon. Members to speak in their constituencies on High Speed 2 since 1 March 2010;...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what assessment he made of the merits of choosing (a) the M1, (b) the M40 and (c) another existing transport corridor as the...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects to receive the results of the further work he has asked HS2 Ltd to carry out on the proposed high-speed rail route alignment...

      Railways: South East

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate has been made of the cost to the public purse of the completion of the works in the South East required as a consequence of...

      Rapid Transit Systems: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date he expects the tram-train pilot project proposed between Sheffield and Rotherham to end; and if he will take steps to reduce...

      Taxis: Guide Dogs

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will make it his policy to collect, through his Department's surveys of licensing authorities, data on the number of taxi and private...

  • Health

    • Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many (a) ambulances, (b) rapid response vehicles and (c) air ambulances there were in each London borough in each year since 2000; (2)...

    • Ambulance Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average time taken for an ambulance to reach a category A emergency was in each London borough in each year since 2000; (2) how ambulance...

      Ambulance Services: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he made of the number of patients in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) the Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust area, (c) the...

      Arthritis: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2010, Official Report, column 966W, on arthritis: drugs, to which areas of Government policy his letter to the Prime...

      Asthma: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people in each age group (a) with, (b) diagnosed with, (c) admitted to hospital as a result of, (d) treated...

      Asthma: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the (a) number of units of medication prescribed to treat asthma-related conditions and (b) bed days were occupied as...

      Asthma: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made a recent estimate of the cost per bed day of treating a patient with asthma in each London borough.

      Autism: Drugs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what procedures are in place to ensure that adults with autism or special needs in care homes are asked whether they wish their next of kin to be informed...

      Blood: Contamination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 March 2010, Official Report, column 562W, on blood: contamination, what discussions he had with Lord Archer of Sandwell...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information his Department holds on the (a) gender, (b) age, (c) postcode, (d) ethnicity and (e) sexual orientation of cancer patients...

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects the National Cancer Patient Experience Survey to be conducted; and if he will make a statement.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to extend the Cancer National Awareness and Early Diagnosis programme to include all cancer (a) networks and (b) types.

      Cancer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to publish one-year survival figures for cancer by primary care trust for (a) 2006, (b) 2007 and (c) 2008.

      Cancer: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients aged (a) under and (b) over 75 years were diagnosed with (i) cancer and (ii) heart disease in each London primary care trust in each...

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what steps his Department is taking to ensure that hospitals achieve or exceed minimum standards before being designated cancer centres following...

      Care Homes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he plans to bring forward legislation to ensure that care homes are treated as public authorities under the Human Rights Act 1998.

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals (a) are in receipt of carer's allowance and (b) were in receipt of carer's allowance in each of the last five years.

      Cochlear Implants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cochlear implants (a) adults and (b) children in England received in each year from 2000.

      Community Care: Mentally Ill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) community mental health teams and (b) members of community health teams there have been in each London borough in each year since 2000; and...

      Dental Services: Leeds

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much funding he intends to allocate for the provision of NHS dental care in Leeds in each of the next three years; what plans he has to increase...

      Departmental Computer Software

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 February 2010, Official Report, column 699W, on Departmental ICT, what fonts were purchased through the expenditure on font...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance on his Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for contracts let by his Department.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 month period for which figures are available; and what the cost...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff his Department employed in each year since 1997.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department and its agencies spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last five years; and what those...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to the answer of 22 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1654-55W, on departmental telephone services, whether his Department awarded...

      Diabetes: Chiropody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people with diabetes of each (a) gender and (b) age group in each primary care trust area had not had their bare feet checked by a podiatrist...

      Direct Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will provide further guidance to local authorities on the data to be included in national indicators for personalised budgets.

      Eating Disorders: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many young people were treated for eating disorders by (a) general practitioners, (b) children and adolescent mental health specialists and...

      Food: Labelling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what food labelling (a) regulations and (b) initiatives initiated by his Department since October 2008 have (i) not been delivered in line with the...

      General Practitioners: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what training general practitioners receive on (a) referral pathways for cancer patients and (b) how such referral pathways can be utilised.

      Health Services: Ex-servicemen

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what mechanisms are in place to assess the level of access to health services by war veterans.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors were working in each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) region, (c) local authority area and (d) strategic health authority...

      Health Visitors: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the average health visitor caseload for cases involving children under five years old is in each London borough; (2) what the average health...

      Health: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects COVER reports under the Child Health Interim Application to be issued in London; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospital Beds: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many hospital beds there were in each London (a) hospital and (b) borough in each year since 2000; (2) how many hospital beds there were per...

      Injuries: Offensive Weapons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 158W, on injuries: offensive weapons, how many people aged (a) under 16, (b) between...

      Malnutrition: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in a (a) private and (b) public care home were (i) admitted to and (ii) discharged from hospital with a diagnosis of...

      Malnutrition: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many beds days were occupied as a result of malnutrition in each London borough in each year since 2000.

      Mental Health Services: Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 19 March 2007, Official Report, column 678W, on young offenders: mental health services, how many young offenders at each...

      Myasthenia Gravis: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much Government funding has been allocated to research into myasthenia gravis in each year since 1997.

      NHS: Information and Communications Technology

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 12 January 2009, Official Report, columns 171-3W, on the NHS: information and communications technology, how many contractor...

      NHS: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his Department's policy is on access to proton beam therapy for NHS patients; and if he will make a statement.

      NHS: Per Capita Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of NHS expenditure per head of population in (a) Northamptonshire and (b) England in 2010-11.

      Nurses: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average salary of an NHS ward nurse was in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects his Department's target for one qualified school nurse to be allocated to each secondary school and its cluster of primary schools to be met.

      Nurses: Vacancies

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the number of nursing vacancies in the NHS at the end of August 2010.

      Patients: Safety

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of (a) fatal and (b) other patient safety incidents in the latest year for which figures were available; and how...

      Postgraduate Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans his Department has for the future of its restrictions on access to post-graduate medical education for non-EEA graduates; and if he will make a...

      Primary Care Trusts: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2010, Official Report, column 925W, on health services: disadvantage, what the total population was of (a) spearhead...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Adult Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what assessment he has made of the effect on deaf and hearing impaired people of the Learning and Skills Council's...

    • Apprentices: Equality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to question 322635, what recent initiatives his Department has funded to increase gender...

      Brussels Forum 2010

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills who will represent the UK at the Brussels Forum 2010.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (1) how many businesses are in receipt of assistance under the Working Capital Scheme; (2) how many businesses have...

      Competition Commission: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1091W, on the Competition Commission: public...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2010, Official Report, column 394W, on departmental internet, what the cost of...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what events have been hosted by his Department in each of the last 12 months.

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what powers his Department has to protect consumers from unfair competition and profiteering in respect of (a) retail...

      Fusion Power: Research

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much Government funding has been allocated to research and development in relation to fusion power in each year...

      Higher Education: Admissions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for East Worthing and Shoreham of 5 February 2010, Official Report, columns...

      Higher Education: Sheffield

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many and what proportion of young people in (a) each Sheffield constituency and (b) the City of Sheffield have...

      Industrial Development Associations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the timetable is for regional advisory investment panels to replace regional industrial development boards.

      Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals (a) to introduce more stringent regulation of the activities of companies offering...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when the Secretary of State plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 1...

      Motor Vehicles: Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many loans have been provided under his Department's Automotive Assistance Programme in each constituency; and how...

      National Investment Corporation

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 10 March 2010, Official Report, column 396W, on National Investment Corporation, which...

      Regional Development Agencies

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding (a) his Department and (b) each regional development agency is providing to support Regional European...

      Science: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Government plans to increase expenditure in the public science base at least in line with the trend growth...

      Small Businesses: Borrowing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of high street banks on the cost of borrowing for small businesses.

      Social Enterprises

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with representatives of the banking industry to promote awareness of and lending to...

      Student Loans Company

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the total cost has been of the independent reviews of the Student Loans Company conducted by (a) Professor Sir...

      Student Loans Company: Telephone Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) average time taken to answer a call, (b) average waiting time for a member of the public during a call,...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many graduates have had their student loan debt recovered by the Student Loans Company through EU Regulation...

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in what circumstances the Student Loans Company would expect to enforce the provisions of EU Regulation 14/2001.

      Students: Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cash cost of (a) fee loans and (b) maintenance loans in higher education in England is in (i) 2009-10 and...

      Students: York

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many students (a) currently resident in City of York constituency, (b) studying at the university of York and...

      Supermarkets: Alcoholic Drinks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will bring forward proposals to prevent sales promotions by supermarkets selling alcohol at below cost price.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many (a) homes and (b) affordable homes have been built in each London borough in each year since 1997; (2) how...

    • Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 867-8W, on Audit...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 868W, on Audit...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 870-1W, on Audit...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 870W, on Audit...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, column 872W, on the...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 870-71W, on the...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1023W, on the...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 5 February 2010, Official Report, column 624W, on the...

      Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 5 February 2010, Official Report, columns 624-28W, on the...

      Bullying: Office of the Deputy Prime Minister

      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 1129W, on bullying: Office...

      Coastal Erosion: Southend on Sea

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions he (a) has had in the last 12 months and (b) plans to have in the next 12 months with other Departments to...

      Community Infrastructure Levy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) whether the community infrastructure levy will apply to developments with permitted development rights; (2) whether the...

      Council Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many families were on housing waiting lists in each London borough in each of the last five years.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the gross value was of council tax receipts in (a) England, (b) each local authority and (c) each Government office...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the Valuation Office Agency's pre-release announcement on council tax of 10 March 2010, if he will place in...

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its agencies spent on advertising via Google Adwords in the last 12 months for which figures are...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department and its agencies have spent on rooms for staff leisure in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 479W, on departmental computers, what software is included...

      Departmental Computers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 479W, on departmental computers, whether the average price...

      Departmental Food

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

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department, its predecessor and its agencies spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 956W, on departmental pay,...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average pay and pension cost, including employer national insurance contributions, is for a press officer in his Department.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding under each programme to improve (a) levels of employment, (b) levels of income, (c) health levels, (d)...

      Departmental Records

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's guidance to staff on records management and filing for private offices

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in which of its (a) best value inspection reports, (b) audit letters, (c) comprehensive performance assessment reports and...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of (a) the email from the Audit Commission to Southampton City Council of 26 August 2004...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Brentwood and Ongar of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 873-4W, on...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many public requests to order disposal have been submitted in the last 24 months; for which properties in each case; and...

      Empty Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether public requests to order disposal apply to (a) Transport for London, (b) the Homes and Communities Agency and (c)...

      English Regions Network: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff work for the Civil Service in the English Regions programme.

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what discussions his Department has held with Group 4 Securicor (G4S) on their proposal that G4S Fire Service provide a...

      Fire Services: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what basis Group 4 Securicor have been identified as the preferred bidder to provide a national fire service reserve; when...

      Homelessness: Sefton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what steps have been taken to provide housing advice to homeless people in Sefton; (2) pursuant to the answer of 18 March...

      Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on average what weekly rent was paid by a (a) private tenant, (b) local authority tenant and (c) registered social landlord...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department and its agencies sent representatives to each of the last three MIPIM international property conferences.

      Housing: Databases

      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 371W, on housing: databases,...

      Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to encourage sustainable housing development in the West Midlands.

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government by what mechanisms he plans to make efficiency savings in local government in the next three years; what targets he has set...

      Local Government Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what the monetary value was (a) in total and (b) per capita of the provisional local authority formula grant for (i)...

      Local Government: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what assessment he has made of the effect on the (a) council tax rates and (b) finances of local authorities if they do not...

      Local Government: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the Audit Commission has provided guidance to local authorities on charging for municipal leisure services.

      Local Government: Inspections

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has made an assessment of the effects of Comprehensive Area Assessment regime on the level of inspection and...

      Local Government: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to require local authorities to publish the name, title and full remuneration package of each...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 1291-2W, on local...

      Local Government: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the likely effect of the March 2010 revaluation on the level of employer contributions to the Local...

      Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of (a) pensioners and (b) children were living in income-deprived households in each (i) local...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of eligible firms claimed small business rate relief in each local authority billing area in the...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether business rate bills for 2005-10 will be subject to transitional relief.

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to ensure that fast track and other rating reassessments on port companies which are not...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when the Valuation Office Agency (a) received an application for and (b) made a decision on the fast-track reassessment of...

      Parish Councils: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average level of parish council precepts on council tax was in 2009-10; and what estimate he has made of that level in...

      Social Rented Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were (a) built and (b) purchased by landlords for social rent in each year since 1997.

      Wolverhampton City Council

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of the Audit Commission's best value inspection report of March 2005 on Wolverhampton...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer question 306633, on weekly rent, tabled on 8 December 2009.

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Cattle Emissions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why it took 15 months to publish the data for 2007 in Indicator 6.1.2 (greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture) in the Department for Environment, Food and Rural...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which genetically modified products approved and marketed bring benefits to consumers in terms of taste, nutrition, cost and shelf life; and what assessment they...

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 8 March (WA 12), whether there was discussion about the scientific evidence of proposed authorisations...

      Agriculture: Maps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many original maps were submitted in each month for the Rural Payments Agency's (RPA) remapping exercise; how many maps have been confirmed by the RPA in each...

      Agriculture: Maps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps are taken, when the Rural Payments Agency reduces a farmer's landholding, having sent him a final map, to compare the new map with the old map.

      Anglo-US Defence Trade Treaty

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with (a) the government of the United States, and (b) members of the United States Congress, about the ratification in the United...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much they have spent on developing and procuring all confirmed orders for Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft for the Royal Air Force; and how much they have...

      Armed Forces: Medals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to adding a bar to service medals to recognise repeated tours of duty in an area of conflict for which a medal is awarded.

      Armed Forces: Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what training obligations there are on members of Her Majesty's reserve forces; and how many have undertaken them in the past 12 months.

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Case Resolution Directorate of the UK Border Agency is processing asylum cases in order of the person's arrival in the United Kingdom; and, if not, how...

      Asylum Seekers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the recent Human Rights Watch report Fast-Tracked Unfairness: Detention and Denial of Women Asylum Seekers in the UK, whether they will ensure that...

      Benefits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the percentage of new employment and support allowance applicants expected to fail to qualify for supported benefit status under...

      Biocidal Products: Formaldehyde

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of the Biocidal Products Directive (98/8/EC) on funeral practices in the United Kingdom, especially the embalming of...

      Buses

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial contribution they have committed to the Cambridge guided busway project; what is its expected opening date; what is the estimated outturn cost; and...

      Businesses: VAT Registered

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many VAT-registered companies were operating in each region and country in the United Kingdom in (a) 1997, (b) 2006, and (c) 2009.

      Communities: Preventing Extremism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legislation authorises local authorities to map locations and residential areas containing Muslims, as provided in the Preventing Violent Extremism scheme...

      Crime: Hate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 5 February (WA 72), who are the members of the Independent Advisory Group to the cross-government hate crime...

      Crime: Hate

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 5 February (WA 72), whether they will publish the advice of the Independent Advisory Group to the cross-government...

      Crime: Public Transport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why a summary of the research findings on the cost of crime on public transport anticipated to be published in the autumn of 2009 has not been published; and when...

      Department for Transport: Instructional Videos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the cost to public funds of the instructional videos that the Department for Transport commissioned on how Flip video camcorders should be used when...

      Department for Transport: Instructional Videos

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place in the Department for Transport to monitor the effectiveness of staff in their use of Flip video camcorders.

      Elections: British Nationals

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why British citizens living abroad for more than 15 years are excluded from the right to vote in parliamentary elections.

      Energy: Light Bulbs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have commissioned or funded research into the safe disposal of failed eco-friendly light bulbs.

      Energy: Microgeneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will consider removing the requirement for approval through the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, together with product accreditation, for...

      Energy: Severn Barrage

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the comments of the Wildlife Trusts on the Severn Embryonic Technologies Scheme for the Severn estuary in their report Energy at any price?

      Energy: Wind Generation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Department of Energy and Climate Change continues to use the 30 per cent onshore wind load factor assumption of the wind industry for planning purposes.

      Energy: Microgeneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what responses they received from the micro-hydro sector to their consultation on feed-in tariffs; and how they responded to the points made when formulating their...

      Equality and Human Rights Commission: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Equality and Human Rights Commission spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in each of the last three years;...

      EU: Corporate Governance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the Law Society's recommendation in its July 2009 document EU Priorities for 2009-2014 for the creation of a "comply or explain" approach...

      Flooding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what rules or guidelines the Environment Agency works to when drawing up flood action plans that allow the flooding of land. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Government Departments: Illegal Immigrants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many illegal immigrants have been found to be working for the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its agencies since its creation.

      Government: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord McKenzie of Luton on 3 March (WA 348), which festivals of Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, Sikhism and Judaism were marked by...

      Green Belt

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have for designating new areas of land as green belt land.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Minister of State for Public Health, Gillian Merron, on 12 March (Official Report, Common, col. 562W), whether they will...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people in the United Kingdom who use an insulin pump compared with the number of people who use an insulin pump in...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) adults, and (b) children within each primary care trust area receive funding for an insulin pump.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with type 1 diabetes self-fund an insulin pump.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the costs and benefits of insulin pump use compared with multiple daily insulin injections.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people in the United Kingdom use a continuous glucose monitor; and of those people, how many are (a) funded by the National Health Service, and (b)...

      Health: Diabetes 1

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the number of people in the United Kingdom who use an insulin pump; and what steps they are taking to increase insulin pump use...

      Health: Foreign Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether their implementation of European Union rules that outlaw checks on foreign doctors' language skills takes account of risks to United Kingdom patients, as...

      Homelessness

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in providing emergency accommodation for young people who have run away from home since the Young Runaways Action Plan was published.

      House of Lords: Life Peerages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will refrain from recommending the creation of new peerages pending any decisions on the future composition of the House of Lords.

      House of Lords: Procedure Committee

      To ask the Chairman of Committees whether he will place in the Library of the House the agendas of Procedure Committee meetings to ensure that non-members of the committee have an opportunity to...

      House of Lords: Publications

      To ask the Chairman of Committees how much the House of Lords Business Plan 2010-11, which was mailed to members of the House, cost to produce, print and distribute.

      Houses of Parliament: PICT

      To ask the Chairman of Committees when the performance of PICT was last independently assessed; and what was the outcome.

      Human Rights

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision they have made for funding human rights programmes through the Department for International Development and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in...

      Immigration: Detainees

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will respond to the report "Outsourcing Abuse" by Baroness O'Loan; whether they will publish their response; and whether they will take steps to ensure...

      Immigration: Heathrow Airport

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the report of the Independent Monitoring Board on the short-term holding facilities at Heathrow, in particular concerning the holding of...

      Infrastructure Planning: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have estimated the volume of national infrastructure project applications likely to be made by the 50 smallest councils; and whether they plan to...

      Kidnapping

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether United Kingdom officials were consulted about or authorised the paying of a ransom to secure the release of Sahil Saeed in Pakistan.

      Kurdistan: British Citizens

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have taken action on allegations of infringements of human rights and sexual and racial abuse made by British citizens working in the University of...

      Money Laundering and Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Suspicious Activity Reports have been received by the Serious Organised Crime Agency from the 12,409 bookkeepers who have registered with HM Revenue and...

      Money Laundering and Terrorism

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance on detecting and reporting money laundering is given to bookkeepers who are required to register with HM Revenue and Customs under the Money...

      Nigeria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many British citizens face personal risk from the unrest in Nigeria.

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the genotoxic effects on humans of exposure to tetrachlorvinphos; and what products containing the chemical are licensed.

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had in the last five years with the governments of Australia, Canada, the Falkland Islands, New Zealand and South Africa about...

      Pensions: NEST

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the costs incurred by the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority in setting up the National Employment Savings Trust (NEST) and personal accounts will be...

      Planning

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what conclusions they have reached from the responses to the draft Planning Policy Statement 15: Planning for the Historic Environment.

      Ports: Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to the paper deposited in the Library of the House on 1 April 2009 (DEP2009-1056), whether they will publish an updated chart with the (a)...

      Ports: Business Rates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated cost to (a) local authorities, (b) the Valuation Office Agency, and (c) the Exchequer, of administering and enforcing the new arrangements...

      Railways: Consultants

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 22 March (WA 266), what was the cost of employing consultants and other advisers in connection with (a) the case...

      Railways: InterCity Express Trains

      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will announce the location for the manufacture of Intercity Express Programme trains by Agility Trains. To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the...

      Religious Freedom: ASEAN

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 15 March (WA 113), whether they intend to make representations about religious freedoms to the...

      Schools: A-Levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 9 March (WA 55), how many students at maintained secondary schools were entered for A-Levels in...

      Schools: A-Levels

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Morgan of Drefelin on 9 March (WA 55), how many students at maintained secondary schools were entered for A-Levels in...

      Schools: Attendance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many students aged 10 to 18 were in attendance at maintained secondary schools in (a) 1998, and (b) 2009.

      Syria

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are making representations to the Government of Syria about the alleged killing of three young persons and the wounding of nine others by security...

      Taxation: Financial Transactions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what support they will give to proposals for a tax on financial transactions.

      Taxation: Non-domiciled Residents

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that non-domiciled persons resident in the United Kingdom return to paying full United Kingdom personal taxes.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what internal or external evaluations they have carried out into welfare-to-work programmes introduced by the Department for Work and Pensions since 2005.

      Universities: Officer Training Corps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many officer cadets serving in the University Officer Training Corps regularly attended training in (a) October 2008, and (b) February 2009.

      US: Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have given permission under exchanges of letters with the United States or otherwise for the stationing of nuclear weapons on vessels within the...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will publish a list of suspended private colleges on the UK Border Agency website to inform prospective foreign students seeking visas for the United...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which United Kingdom diplomatic missions corruption involving (a) United Kingdom personnel, and (b) locally employed staff, has been detected in the issuing of...

      Visas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 18 March (WA 234), whether they will ensure that the cost of processing a confirmation of acceptance for...

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