Written answers

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

  • Women and Equality

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality if she will take steps to ensure that the meat and dairy products procured by the Government Equalities Office are free range or produced to standards...

    • Equality Bill

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Henley of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 298W, on the Equality Bill, if she will place in the...

      Hotels

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality how much the Government Equalities Office spent on hotel accommodation for (a) Ministers, (b) special advisers and (c) civil servants in each of the...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Departmental Buildings

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

  • Prime Minister

    • Lord Chancellor: Pensions

      To ask the Prime Minister what pension former Lord Chancellors receive (a) under the Lord Chancellor's Pension Act 1832, (b) the Ministerial and Other Pensions and Salaries Act 1991 and (c)...

    • Lord Chancellor: Pensions

      To ask the Prime Minister if he will take steps to repeal the Lord Chancellor's Pension Act 1832.

      Unite

      To ask the Prime Minister how many meetings he has had with representatives of Unite in the last 12 months.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • BBC

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what files his Department holds on (a) the BBC and (b) the BBC Trust; and if he will make a statement.

    • Cricket: Broadcasting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) what discussions he had with county cricket clubs and their boards on the proposals in the David Davies Review of free-to-air...

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what the (a)...

      Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many transactions his Department has made through the Expotel facility to date.

      Newspaper Licensing Agency

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much (a) his Department and (b) its agency has paid to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.

      Royal Parks Agency

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

      Sports: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what representations Sportscoach UK has received from independent sports teachers and coaches in its review of the UK coaching certificate.

      Swimming: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has provided to Birmingham to meet the costs of free swimming for (a) senior citizens and (b) young...

      Swimming: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department has allocated to the Amateur Swimming Association for the provision of free swimming teacher training...

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Catering: Subsidies

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much was paid in subsidy towards (a) food and (b) alcoholic drink in outlets in the House of Commons...

    • Departmental Energy

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used in the House of Commons part of the...

      Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the proposed day nursery at 1 Parliament street will be open to children other than those of hon....

  • Wales

    • Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

  • Leader of the House

    • Petitions

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) if she will bring forward proposals to require a Minister of the Crown to present to the House any bill supported in a petition signed by one million or more...

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Buildings

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

    • Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 the cost to...

      Departmental Marketing

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

  • Solicitor-General

    • Fraud: Prosecutions

      To ask the Solicitor-General on what date the Serious Fraud Office guidelines on corporate prosecutions (a) were published and (b) became effective.

  • Defence

    • Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding has been allocated to UK rehabilitation centres for wounded servicemen and women in each of the last five years; and how much such...

    • Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 19 January 2010, Official Report, column 203W, on armed forces: housing, how many requests for repair call outs were made in...

      Armed Forces: Lost Property

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what armed forces' equipment was reported as (a) missing and (b) stolen from operational theatre in the last 12 months.

      Armed Forces: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 9-10W, on armed forces: Merseyside, how many of the (a) 131,000 young people and (b)...

      Armed Forces: Rescue Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on (a) how many occasions and (b) for how long on each occasion search and rescue helicopters at RAF Lossiemouth have been unavailable in the last 12...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the Defence Academy's budget for 2009-10 is allocated to (a) private finance initiative and (b) public private partnership...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence in which countries the armed forces undertake training.

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which national military forces receive training in the UK.

      Cluster Munitions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will ensure that US cluster bombs held in the UK are removed forthwith; (2) by what mechanism his Department will ensure enforcement of the...

      Defence Academy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proposals he has for the recruitment and training of linguists following the closure of the research and assessment facility at the Defence Academy.

      Defence: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer from the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Banbury of 17 March 2010, Official Report, column 869, on what date he was briefed...

      Defence: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the real term change was in the defence budget for (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2006-07 compared with the previous year.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has incurred expenditure on (a) foreign exchange derivatives and (b) consulting on currency hedging strategies in each of the...

      Future Large Aircraft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, how much of the £848 million for the A400M project has been spent under each cost category.

      HMS Vanguard: Accidents

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer to Lord Dykes of 16 March 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 167WA, on nuclear-powered submarines, if he will publish...

      Land Mines: Bomb Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent discussions he has had with charities working to dispose of landmines.

      Lionel Crabb

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) for what reason the Prime Minister has retained portions of records ADM 1/29241 under section 3.4 of the Public Records Act 1958; if he will...

      RAF Menwith Hill

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the single-storey extension to the bermed earth building at the base at Menwith Hill will be operational; and for what purposes it is to be used.

      Territorial Army: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) for what reasons payment of Territorial Army annual training bonuses has been deferred to May 2010; (2) what estimate he has made of the savings...

      United States Africa Command

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions his Department has had with the US administration on the basing of AFRICOM at the Joint Intelligence Operations Centre at Molesworth.

  • Transport

    • Automatic Number Plate Recognition

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

    • Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether he discussed with the Secretary of State for Health the potential health implications of the use of body scanners at airports.

      Aviation: Security

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any (a) individuals and (b) categories of British citizen will be exempt from undergoing full body scans when passing through...

      Cycling: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many cyclists have been (a) injured and (b) killed in road accidents in London in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and (iv) 2010 to...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what ( a) the...

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in his Department.

      East Coast Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when the Secretary of State decided not to impose penalties on National Express as a consequence of its defaulting upon the East Coast rail...

      Network Rail: Industrial Disputes

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on what date (a) he and (b) departmental officials last held discussions with Network Rail on its trade dispute with the RMT union.

      Network Rail: Manpower

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with Network Rail on the effects on (a) efficiency and (b) safety levels of its planned (i) staff reductions...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) collisions and (b) near misses between trains and road vehicles on level crossings have resulted in disruption to rail...

      Railways: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many (a) drivers and (b) passengers of (i) trains and (ii) vehicles have been (A) injured and (B) killed in collisions on level...

      Railways: Bus Services

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to train operating companies of rail replacement (a) buses and (b) coaches in each of the last five...

      Railways: Chesham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the number of properties in Chesham and Amersham constituency likely to be affected by the proposed High Speed...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to his contribution of 23 March 2010, Official Report, column 60WH, on High Speed 2 (Buckinghamshire), what steps his Department...

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many pedestrians have been (a) killed and (b) injured in accidents on roads in Greater London in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008, (iii) 2009 and...

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to his Department's press release of 24 March 2010, on Highways Agency highways maintenance planning, what assessment he has...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport for how many additional carriages for (a) the Northern Trains fleet and (b) the total fleet contracts have been let under his Department's...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what steps his Department has taken to meet the commitments in the 2007 Rail White Paper in relation to carriages for Northern Trains; and...

      Rolling Stock

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of the adequacy of carriage provision for passengers from Greater Manchester on (a) Northern Rail and...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Kingston and Surbiton of 18 November 2008, Official Report, columns 271-73W, on...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what consideration the Secretary of State has given to the (a) sale and (b) transfer of Waterloo International station to Network Rail;...

      Waterloo Station

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether any application to integrate platforms 20 to 24 of Waterloo station into the domestic terminal would require planning consent from...

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Badgers: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department has taken to tackle the persecution of badgers since this was set as one of the wildlife crime...

    • Departmental: Location

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department spent on the relocation of staff from posts in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point constituency in each...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what estimate Defra Estates has made of the extent of the use of (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Lost Property

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

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the title is of each consultation document his Department has published in each year since its creation; and what the...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many days absence through illness staff in his Department have had in each month since 1997.

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the travel guidelines issued to staff of each of his Department's agencies and non-departmental public bodies.

      Dogs: Animal Breeding

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will extend the terms of reference of his Department's consultation on dangerous dogs legislation to include policy on...

      Flood Control: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department has spent on flood protection measures in (a) England, (b) Yorkshire and the Humber and (c) City...

      Heathrow Airport: Exhaust Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the mean annual concentration was of (a) nitrous oxides, (b) nitrogen dioxide, (c) concentrations of particulates...

      Japanese Knotweed: Weed Control

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to reduce the spread of Japanese knotweed.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Arundel and South Downs of (a) 26 November 2009 on the...

      Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1353W, on fish: conservation, what his Department's...

      Peat: Compost

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will take steps to reduce the level of availability of peat-based composts.

      Pet Travel Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will bring forward proposals to extend the number of species covered by the pet travel scheme.

      Rural Payments Agency: Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how long on average it took Rural Payments Agency call centres to (a) answer and (b) complete a call from a member of the...

      Sewers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when he expects to bring forward regulations for the transfer of responsibility of private drains and sewers to water companies.

      Waste and Resources Action Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what organisations supplied goods and services to the Waste and Resources Action Programme in the last 12 months; and what...

      Waste Disposal: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will place in the Library a copy of each document submitted by Bristol city council as part of its application to...

      Water Charges: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many and what proportion of dwellings have their water charges based on domestic rateable values.

      Zoos: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to ensure that zoos operate to standards consistent with (a) his Department's guidance,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much her Department spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken in each of the last five years.

    • Departmental Freedom of Information

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many times her Department has appealed against a decision notice from the Information Commissioner since 2005.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Ruislip Northwood (Mr. Hurd) of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental...

      Departmental Waste

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what volume of waste was generated by Number 10 Downing Street in each of the last three years; what percentage of this was (a) paper, (b) plastic,...

      Government Communications

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what best practice guidance the Government Communications Network has published in the last 24 months.

      Government Departments: Training

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many staff from each Government Department and agency have attended courses at the National School of Government entitled (a) Managing your...

      Iraq Committee of Inquiry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if she will (a) make available to the Iraq Inquiry and (b) place in the Library a copy of all advice from the Attorney-General to the Ministry of...

      Job Creation: Coventry

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many jobs have been created in Coventry since 2005.

      Lobbying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what timetable the Government has set for introducing a statutory register of lobbyists; and whether an impact assessment has been produced.

      Newspaper Licensing Agency

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what payments her Department has made to the Newspaper Licensing Agency in each of the last 10 years.

      VAT: North West

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small and medium-sized enterprises were registered for value added tax in (a) Stockport metropolitan borough, (b) Greater Manchester and (c)...

  • Health

    • NHS IT Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of progress on the NHS IT programme.

    • National Care Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had on proposals for the National Care Service.

      NHS: Croydon

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the performance of the NHS in Croydon since May 2005.

      Violence Against Women and Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable he has set for implementation of the recommendations of his Department's task force on the health aspects of violence against women and...

      Cancer Treatment: NICE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next expects to meet representatives of the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence to discuss treatments for cancer.

      Life Expectancy: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's policies on the average life expectancy of (a) men and (b) women in York since 1997.

      Alternative Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will publish the Government's response to the consultation on the statutory regulation of herbal medicine, acupuncture and traditional Chinese...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many urgent care centres which were formerly accident and emergency departments were operating at (a) 100 per cent., (b) 95 per cent., (c) 90 per...

      Accident and Emergency Departments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the clinical outcomes in hospital trusts where accident and emergency departments have had their status changed to urgent...

      Accident and Emergency Departments: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust, (c) Peterborough Primary Care Trust and (d)...

      Arthritis: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if his Department will run a campaign within the next 12 months to raise people's awareness of the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis, with particular...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department has taken in response to the recommendation of the Public Accounts Committee in its recent report on Services for people with...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made by his Department in reviewing evidence on the need for better access to flare-up and pain management services for people with...

      Arthritis: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance has been issued to primary care trusts on assessing what services are required for people with rheumatoid arthritis to enable them to decide...

      Carer's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many individuals stopped receiving carer's allowance due to taking up employment through which they earned more than £95 per week in each of the...

      Cervical Cancer: Health Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to increase public awareness of cervical cancer; and if he will make a statement.

      Construction: Health Hazards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effect on human health of exposure to the construction material known as SMR; and if he will make a statement.

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the potential effect on usage of the contraceptive pill of the poster entitled (a) contraception-implant.pdf and (b)...

      Contraceptives

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of his Department's campaign on usage of the oral contraceptive pill; and if he will make a statement.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department had spent on its most recent dementia awareness campaign on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Departmental Food

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people his Department employs to maintain its social media and social networking sites; and how much it spent on maintaining those sites in the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on maintaining its Flickr photostream in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on maintaining its YouTube channel in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on maintaining its Twitter feed in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, Official Report, columns 56-7W, on departmental temporary employment, how much was spent on employing temporary...

      Diabetes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) males and (b) females in each socio-economic group have type 2 diabetes.

      Diabetes: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many people with diabetes have been referred to a dietician for specialist dietary advice in each of the last five years, broken down by (a)...

      Diabetes: Nurses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many diabetes specialist nurse posts have been (a) made redundant and (b) transferred to general nursing posts in each primary care trust area in...

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 18 March 2010, Official Report, columns 966-67W, on drugs: rehabilitation, how many deaths have been caused by methadone...

      Genito-Urinary Medicine

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he next plans to renew the effectiveness and operation of the 2001 national strategy for sexual health.

      Health Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of people in each primary care trust area (a) have been assessed for a personal health budget, (b) are in receipt of payment from a...

      Health Services: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, column 122W, on health services: Merseyside, what steps his Department is taking to increase...

      Health Services: Yorkshire and the Humber

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what new (a) medical treatments, (b) surgical procedures, (c) drugs, (d) other therapies and (e) other services for patients have been introduced by...

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance his Department issues to (a) GPs, (b) primary care trusts and (c) NHS trusts on cardiac rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement.

      Heart Diseases: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consideration he has given to the introduction of a GP Quality Outcomes Framework for cardiac rehabilitation; and if he will make a statement.

      Injuries: Dogs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and older were admitted to hospital through an accident and emergency department with external cause...

      Mental Health Services: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the safety of mental health nurse prescribing practices.

      Mental Health Services: Prescriptions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost-effectiveness of mental health prescribing.

      Mentally Disturbed Offenders: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people convicted of murder in each year since 1990 had received specialist mental health care services in the 12 months prior to their conviction.

      NHS: Medical Treatments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many medical procedures had been undertaken in respect of NHS patients in each wave 1 independent sector treatment centre on the latest date for which...

      Pharmacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many doses of medication were (a) received into pharmacies in and (b) prescribed in the adult custodial estate in England and Wales in the most...

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent estimate is of the number of people who use a prescription pre-payment certificate.

      Prescriptions: Fees and Charges

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations of the review of prescription charges for people with long-term conditions; what timetable...

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department had spent on its Quit Smoking application on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Smoking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people had downloaded his Department's Quit Smoking application on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Snow and Ice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many staff of his Department have taken authorised days of absence owing to severe weather in 2010.

  • Home Department

    • Alcoholic Drinks: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people were prosecuted for selling alcohol to under-age people in each police force area in the North West in (a) 2006, (b) 2007,...

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females in each court service area aged between (i) 10 and 12, (ii) 13 and 16 and (iii) 17 and 18 years old were...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) 10 to 12, (b) 13 to 15 and (c) 16 to 17 year olds were (i) cautioned and (ii) prosecuted for alcohol-related offences in each...

      Alcoholic Drinks: Young Offenders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged between (i) 10 and 12, (ii) 13 and 16 and (iii) 17 and 18 years in each HM Court Service area were...

      Antisocial Behaviour Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many antisocial behaviour orders were issued to people aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 or more years old in (i) England and (ii)...

      Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many outstanding applications for asylum were received by the UK Border Agency before 1 March 2009.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which non-governmental organisations have received funding under the Prevent strand of the Contest counter-terrorism strategy to date.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps he plans to take to evaluate the effectiveness of his Department's Prevent programme; and if he will make a statement.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the data collected on individuals through the Channel Project for identifying those vulnerable to violent extremism are shared with...

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms are in place for individuals identified by the Channel Project to seek to have their details removed from police force records.

      Counter-terrorism

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much funding has been allocated for expenditure on advertising in respect of the anti-terrorist hotline in the financial year 2009-10;...

      Crime: Nature Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what meetings officials of his Department have had with the (a) Partnership for Action Against Wildlife Crime and (b) UK National Wildlife...

      Crime: South Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many serious crimes of each category have been recorded in (a) Sheffield and (b) South Yorkshire in each year since 1998.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what mechanisms he plans to put in place to monitor and ensure compliance with the requirement that any electronic service provider tendering...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when his Department's contract with Cable and Wireless for the provision of internet services expires; when he expects the tendering process...

      Departmental Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 1 February 2010, Official Report, column 81W, on departmental training, on what dates the sessions of media...

      Designated Public Places Orders

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what guidance has been given to local authorities on the extent of geographical areas to which a Designated Public Places Order can be applied.

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to his contribution on Second Reading of the Crime and Security Bill, 18 January 2010, Official Report, column 35, if he will...

      Domestic Waste: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether any assessment has been made of the frequency of (a) arson in and (b) theft of household wheeled refuse containers.

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will grant a temporary domestic worker visa to Ms Abieyuwa Omorogbe, with reference to the letter on the subject sent by the hon....

      Entry Clearances: Domestic Service

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the oral answer by the Prime Minister to the hon. Member for Totnes, of 17 March 2010, Official Report, columns 875-6, when he...

      European Prosecutor's Office

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what response he has made to the proposal of the President of Eurojust that a European Prosecutor's Office be established; and if he will...

      Extremist Websites

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when the list of extremist websites, bookshops, networks, centres and organisations announced by the then Prime Minister on 5 August 2005 was...

      Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the victims of human trafficking who were returned to their country of origin in each of the last five years were (a) EU...

      Human Trafficking: Prosecutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many prosecutions of people for human trafficking offences there were between (a) April 2009 and April 2010 and (b) April 2008 and...

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent discussions he has had with the Identity and Passport Service on upgrading the capability of identity cards; what estimate has...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what five types of activity, excluding front-line policing, accounted for most police officer time in each year since 1997.

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate he has made of the proportion of police officer time spent (a) inside police stations and (b) on the street in each year...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 591W, on travelling people, if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Police: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 591W, on travelling people, what information his Department holds...

      Prisoner Escapes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) escapes and (b) attempted escapes there have been from prisons in each year since 2007; and if he will make a statement.

      Serious and Organised Crime Agency: Benefit Fraud

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what proportion of investigations by the Serious and Organised Crime Agency concerned benefit fraud in the last 12 months; (2) whether...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many court orders the Child Support Agency has sought for the recovery of outstanding payments from non-resident parents in each of the...

    • Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many council tax benefit recipients there were in (a) each local authority area in the East of England and (b) England in each of the...

      Council Tax Benefits and Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average weekly payment of (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit was to a (i) private renter and (ii) social tenant in each...

      Council Tax Benefits and Housing Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on (a) council tax benefit and (b) housing benefit in 2008-09; how much her Department has spent on each...

      Departmental Accountancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip-Northwood of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1097W, on departmental...

      Departmental Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will issue guidance on her Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for contracts let by...

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many data security incidents there were in her Department in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10; and what estimate she has made of the number of...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to her Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 months for which figures are available; and what the...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many complaints her Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if she will make a...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if she will make a statement.

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in her Department.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether young people taking part in the Young Person's Guarantee are to be allocated for (a) job searches and (b) job interviews whilst...

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what programmes sponsored by her Department are designed to assist young people into employment in Leeds North-West constituency.

      Employment Schemes: Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many individuals (a) are eligible for assistance under and (b) have participated in the Young Person's Guarantee scheme since its inception.

      Foreign Workers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the effects on expenditure on benefits of offshoring of jobs.

      Funeral Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many funerals received funding from the Social Fund in each of the last three years; and what assessment her Department has made of trends...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many successful bidders for Future Jobs Fund funding have (a) reduced the number of jobs to be created from the number of the...

      Hewlett Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what effect the recent industrial action by Hewlett Packard employees has had on the payment by her Department of benefits by girocheque.

      Hewlett Packard

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether service level agreements between Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services and her Department have been breached since 22 January 2010.

      Housing Benefit: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in (a) Peterborough and (b) Cambridgeshire are receiving local housing allowance.

      Industrial Diseases: Compensation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her policy is on compensation awarded to former coal miners diagnosed with work-related physical and mental medical conditions; and if she...

      Jobcentre Plus

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many Jobcentre Plus branches there were in (a) rural and (b) urban areas in (i) England and (ii) Wales in each of the last 10 years.

      Jobcentre Plus: Recruitment

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

      Jobseeker's Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people aged (a) under 25, (b) 25 to 50 and (c) over 50 years old (i) claimed jobseeker's allowance and (ii) were helped into...

      Jobseeker's Allowance: East of England

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average duration of jobseeker's allowance claim was in each local authority area in the East of England in each of the last (a) 12...

      Means-tested Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many persons with a national insurance number who are (a) 21 or under and (b) over 21 years old claim all means-tested benefits.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many households received assistance under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme in each of the last 24 months.

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in the West Midlands have received assistance under the Support for Mortgage Interest Scheme since its inception.

      New Deal Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) young people, (b) long-term unemployed, (c) disabled people, (d) lone parents and (e) people in total living in York have...

      New Deal Schemes: Chesterfield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Chesterfield constituency have entered into work after participation in the New Deal programme since 1997.

      New Deal Schemes: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse of the New Deal programme has been in each year since its inception.

      New Deal Schemes: Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the cost to the public purse of the New Deal 13 week programme was (a) in total and (b) per participant in the last 12 months; and how...

      Opposition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether her Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat party at the request of...

      Pensioners: Poverty

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of pensioners in poverty in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Personal Income

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) children, (b) adults of working age and (c) pensioners were living in households with between 30 and 50 per cent. of median...

      Poverty: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children have been living in poverty in the South West in each year since 1993.

      Poverty: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many children from an (a) Black Caribbean, (b) Black African, (c) Black other, (d) Indian, (e) Pakistani, (f) Bangladeshi, (g) other...

      Social Security Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much has been (a) paid out and (b) recovered in benefits to dead people in each of the last 10 years.

      Social Security Benefits: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people received (a) jobseeker's allowance, (b) income support and (c) incapacity benefit in North-West Cambridgeshire constituency...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what proportion of claims for (a) disability allowance and (b) attendance allowance were approved made under special rules in the latest...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for attendance allowance made under special rules were approved in each of the last five years.

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for incapacity benefit involved a request for medical information using an IB113 form between October...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of claims for employment and support allowance involved a request for medical information using an ESA113 form in...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people have been claiming (a) an out-of-work benefit and (b) a combination of different out-of-work benefits continuously since 1997.

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on out-of-work benefits, including council tax benefit and housing benefit paid to households claiming...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of children were living in a household dependent on out-of-work benefits in each (a) constituency and (b) local...

      Unemployment Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people of working age in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency were claiming an out-of-work...

      Welfare to Work: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will place in the Library a copy of her Department's most recent monthly summary report on the performance of all welfare-to-work...

      Winter Fuel Payments: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many claims for winter fuel payments were made by households in (a) North-West Cambridgeshire, (b) Cambridgeshire and (c) Peterborough...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when she plans to answer question (a) 302791, on the Social Security Advisory Committee, tabled on 25 November 2009, (b) 307546 on...

      Young People: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what her most recent estimate is of the number of young people in Birmingham who have received assistance from the (a) Backing Young Britain...

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated to each school in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) Berkshire under the Building Schools...

    • Children's Centres: South East

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start children's centres have been established (a) in each district council area in Hampshire and (b) in the Isle...

      Children's Centres: Torbay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start centres there are in Torbay constituency; and how many children are enrolled at such centres.

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish the travel guidance issued to staff at each of his Department's non-departmental public bodies.

      Education Maintenance Allowance: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many young people from City of York constituency are in receipt of education maintenance allowance; and what the average...

      Education: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much has been spent on (a) primary education, (b) secondary education and (c) adult education in (i) Coventry and (ii) the...

      GCE A-level: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils receiving free school meals obtained three or more A-levels at A grade in the last year for which figures are...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of pupils in each local authority area achieved (a) five GCSEs or equivalent at grades A* to C and (b) five...

      Gcse

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

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of students in (a) comprehensive schools, (b) independent mainstream schools, (c) pupil referral...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in state schools in Wolverhampton achieved five GCSE grades including mathematics and English in (a)...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of students who are (a) partially, (b) fully and (c) not home-educated achieved an A grade in three or more...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals did not achieve an A*- C grade at...

      Languages: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether he has plans to increase the (a) time spent on study of foreign languages and (b) number of languages studied in...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals achieved a grade A* to C at GCSE in (i)...

      Mathematics: GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals in (i) maintained, (ii) comprehensive and (iii)...

      National Safeguarding Delivery Unit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, columns 1069-70W, on the National Safeguarding Delivery Unit, if he...

      Primary Schools: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in (i) Essex and (ii) Castle Point constituency have had revenue balances in...

      Schools: Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will bring forward proposals for a register of consultants and investigators seeking work from schools and local authorities.

      Schools: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent representations he has received from (a) schools and (b) representative groups in Gloucestershire on the effects of...

      Science: GCE A-level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals passed three A levels including (a) chemistry, biology or chemistry and biology...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils eligible for free school meals attended schools which did not enter at least one pupil in...

      Science: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals were entered for a GCSE in biology in (a) 1997 and (b) the most recent year for...

      Support for All: The Families and Relationships

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding has been allocated to rolling-out free bookshop book packs as announced in Support for All: the Families and...

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start children's centres there are in each (a) parliamentary constituency, (b) region and (c) local authority area.

      Sure Start Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding was allocated to Sure Start in each (a) parliamentary constituency and (b) region in each year since the...

      Teachers: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many former service personnel have entered the teaching profession as a result of his Department's Transition to Teaching...

      Teachers: Literacy and Numeracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many entrants to teacher training courses re-took (a) literacy and (b) numeracy tests (i) once and (ii) two or more times in...

      Teachers: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many teachers in full-time employment there were in (a) the North-West and (b) Manchester Central constituency in each year...

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Surrey Heath of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1301-2W, on truancy, what the...

      Young People: Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many parents aged between 16 and 18 years old were not in education, employment or training in each quarter of each year since...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make representations to the Colombian authorities on the recent assassination of Colombian human rights defender...

    • Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will instruct HM Ambassador in Bogota to raise the recent assassination of Colombian human rights defender Jhonny Hurtado...

      Colombia: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has received reports on the possible involvement of soldiers of the 7th Mobile Brigade of the Colombian Army in the...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 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 Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on antique furniture in each of the last five years; and what items were purchased.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if he...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department and its agencies spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last five...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether his Department has incurred expenditure on (a) foreign exchange derivatives and (b) consulting on currency hedging...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the answer of 28 October 2009, Official Report, column 381W, on departmental telephone services, whether his...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

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

      Georgia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations his Department has made to the Georgian government over the screening on Georgian television on 15 March...

      Georgia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what discussions he has had with the President of Georgia on (a) media freedom, (b) human rights, (c) democracy and (d) the...

      Georgia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the state of (a) media freedom, (b) human rights, (c) democracy and (d) the rule of...

      Georgia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has made to the President of Georgia on the conduct of forthcoming elections in that country; and if he...

      Georgia: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what resources (a) the Government, (b) the EU, (c) the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe and (d) other...

      Government Communications Headquarters

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the critical facilities managed by Group 4 Securicor (G4S) are at GCHQ that are referred to on page two of the unprinted...

      Intelligence and Security Committee

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the contribution of the Chairman of the Intelligence and Security Committee, 18 March 2010, Official Report, column...

      Marine Resources and Fisheries Consultants: Contracts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which Government contracts have been awarded to Marine Resources and Fisheries Consultants Ltd. since January 2008; and what the...

      Middle East: Armed Conflict

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received on the number of (a) rockets and (b) mortar bombs launched into Israeli territory from (i)...

      Middle East: Peace Negotiations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has had recent discussions with his Israeli counterpart on the teaching of Arabic in Israel.

      Morocco: Fishery Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make it his policy to call for the suspension of the EU-Morocco Fisheries Agreement.

      Morocco: Political Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request HM Ambassador in Morocco to seek information on the detention by the Moroccan authorities of (a) Ali Salem...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will discuss with (a) the Westminster Foundation, (b) the Interparliamentary Union and (c) other international bodies...

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he raised the issue of Tibet during his recent visit to China. [Official Report, 25 May 2010, Vol. 510, c. 1MC.]

      Western Sahara: Fisheries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether there have been discussions at joint committee meetings between the European Commission and Morocco on the effect on the...

      World War II: Anniversaries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what reports he received on the attendance of UK nationals at the commemoration of Latvian Waffen SS veterans in Riga on 16...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Buildings

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

    • Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has incurred expenditure on (a) foreign exchange derivatives and (b) consulting on currency hedging strategies...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Biofuels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his Department's consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive, if he will make an estimate of the effect on (a)...

    • Biofuels: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to his consultation on the Renewable Heat Incentive, if he will (a) estimate the cumulative emissions of black carbon...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he has discussed with the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs the likely consequences of publishing...

      Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how often his Department plans to assess the effectiveness of eligible carbon emissions reduction target measures in reducing...

      Carbon Sequestration

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in the competition to build a commercial scale carbon capture and storage power plant; and if he will make...

      Climate Change: Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the net cost to the Exchequer of the Government's Climate Change Agreements in each of the last five years.

      Climate Change: International Cooperation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what conditions are attached to the fund committed by the UK to help flight climate change by tackling deforestation between 2010 and...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 61W, on departmental information officers, what the (a) job...

      Departmental Legal Costs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent in (a) legal fees and (b) compensation on legal cases concerning remuneration of its employees...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the proportion of staff of his Department and its predecessors managed out in the last five years who...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department were since its inception; and what the (a) cost and (b)...

      Departmental Written Questions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what methodology his Department used to determine whether answers to questions in the formulation if he will set out with statistical...

      Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change with reference to paragraph 5.4, page 44 of his Department's report on Energy Market Assessment of 24 March 2010, what criteria will be...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what response he plans to make to the Project Discovery report published by Ofgem on 3 February 2010.

      Energy: Billing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what mechanisms will be used to ensure that energy suppliers do not charge their customers more than the cost of what they pay towards...

      Energy: Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) local authority and (b) housing association homes in City of York constituency have had energy efficiency improvements...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the cost per kilogram of carbon dioxide saved for the different types of commercially available domestic...

      Energy: Conservation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the average payback period is for the different types of commercially available domestic energy efficient technologies, including...

      Energy: Prices

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his most recent estimate is of the cost per unit to the customer of domestic gas and electricity in each year from 2010 to 2020.

      Environment Protection: Job Creation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many green jobs have been created in each constituency since June 2007.

      Natural Gas: Storage

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will make it his policy to prohibit exports of gas in circumstances in which gas is also being removed from storage in the UK.

      Power Stations: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the level of carbon emissions from power stations in the latest period for which figures are available.

      Renewable Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of energy generated from renewable sources.

      Sellafield

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what progress has been made in the replacement of the highly active storage tanks at Sellafield.

      Wind Power

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has undertaken research into the comparative effectiveness of wind turbines and fossil fuel generation in...

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Advantage West Midlands

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much Advantage West Midlands has allocated to the West Midlands since the agency's creation.

    • Apprentices: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many Government funded apprenticeship places were available for young people in North West Cambridgeshire...

      Bankruptcy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many individuals resident in each constituency (a) in total and (b) aged over 65 years were subject to a...

      Business Link: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many businesses in Birmingham had received a free health check from Business Link on the latest date for which...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many guarantees for each type of asset have been provided under his Department's Working Capital Scheme in each...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding has been provided under his Department's Capital for Enterprise Fund in each constituency.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what guarantees have been provided under his Department's Trade Credit Insurance Scheme in each constituency.

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications for funding under the Small Firms Guarantee scheme have been received by small firms based in...

      Business: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many grants to small firms based in (a) Reading East constituency and (b) Berkshire under the Small Firms Local...

      Business: Southend-on-Sea

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to increase investment in industry in Southend-on-Sea; and if he will make a statement.

      Career Development Loans

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the (a) cash cost and (b) resource cost is of career development loans in England for (i) 2009-10 and (ii) 2010-11.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and its agencies have spent on rooms for staff leisure since it was established.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and its predecessor spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken...

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost to his Department was of employing press and media officers in the last 12 month period for which...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much funding his Department has allocated for bonuses for staff in 2009-10.

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 2003.

      Departmental Rail Travel

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent of first-class rail travel for (a) Ministers and (b) staff of each grade in his Department in the...

      Departmental Senior Civil Servants

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in his Department.

      Enterprise Europe Networks

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in which Government Office regions regional Enterprise Europe Networks have been established; and what funding (a)...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much has been spent by the (a) South East, (b) West Midlands and (c) North West Development Agency on...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representatives of the East Midlands Development Agency attended the MIPIM International Property conference...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representatives of the North West Development Agency attended the MIPIM International Property Conference in...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many representatives of the South East Development Agency attended the MIPIM International Property Conference in...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent by the South East Development Agency on (a) travel and (b) accommodation for representatives...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent by the East Midlands Development Agency on (a) travel and (b) accommodation for representatives...

      Learning Disability

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the funding required by local authorities to administer the provision of learning for...

      Manufacturing Industries

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what percentage of gross domestic product the manufacturing industry generated in (a) 1997 and (b) 2009.

      North West Development Agency: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much was spent by the North West Development Agency on (a) travel and (b) accommodation for representatives...

      One North East: Public Relations

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, column 298W, on One North East and North East Economic...

      Regional Planning and Development: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what funding (a) his Department, (b) its agencies and (c) regional development agencies have allocated to regional...

      Research Councils: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to each research council of fluctuations in the sterling exchange rate in the...

      Space Technology: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what his most recent estimate is of the cost to the public purse of the creation of the proposed new UK space agency,...

      Students: Disabled

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps the Student Loans Company follows in administering the disabled students allowance in order to ensure that...

      Tractors: Government Assistance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an assessment of the merits of a scheme to provide a financial incentive to replace old tractors.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many days staff of his Department and its agencies spent on trade union activity in the latest year for which...

  • Treasury

    • Air Passenger Duty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what factors were taken into account in setting the level of air passenger duty in respect of journeys to the Caribbean; and if he will make a statement.

    • Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assets are insured under his Department's Guarantee of Asset-Backed Securities.

      Banks: Finance

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much public funding has been provided to assist banks since the start of the credit crunch.

      Banks: Loans

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the Financial Statement of 24 March 2010, Official Report, column 258, how much of the £94 billion of new business loans will be provided...

      Banks: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of people resident in City of York constituency who have benefited from the Government's guarantee to depositors...

      Business: Birmingham

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many businesses in Birmingham had received assistance from the Business Payment Support Service on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Cheques

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether he has had discussions with (a) pensioner groups and (b) other representatives of vulnerable people on proposals to end the cheque clearing...

      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 26 June 2003, paragraph 5, if he will place in the...

      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 19 October 2004, paragraph 3.5, if he will place in...

      Credit Unions

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his policy is on the provision of (a) financial and (b) other support for credit unions; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Advertising

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether (a) his Department, (b) HM Revenue and Customs and (c ) the Valuation Office Agency has incurred expenditure on Google Adwords in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken in each of the last five years.

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies are used within buildings occupied by his Department.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on antique furniture in each of the last five years; and what items were purchased in each such year.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer 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 the cost to his...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its Department's website in each of the last three years; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) how many employees in (a) his Department and (b) each of its agencies are in transition prior to being managed out; how long on average the...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much (a) his Department and (b) its agencies spent on (i) alcohol and (ii) entertainment in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Surveys

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

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer from which companies his Department sourced temporary staff in each of the last three years; how many temporary staff his Department employed in each year;...

      Hamas

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent steps he has taken to freeze the assets of financial institutions operating in UK jurisdictions which provide banking facilities to Hamas.

      Hotels

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the likely annual savings to the public purse of the use by Government Departments of the Expotel facility for hotel bookings.

      Housing: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 265W, on...

      Islamic National Bank: Palestinians

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what discussions he has had with his US counterparts on freezing by the US administration of assets of the Islamic National Bank based in Gaza.

      Minimum Wage: North West

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many (a) penalty notices and (b) financial penalties have been issued to employers in each local authority area in the North West for paying employees...

      Money Laundering

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many incidents possibly related to money laundering (a) the Inland Revenue and (b) HM Customs and Excise have reported to the appropriate...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to page 6 of the Explanatory Memorandum to the Non-Domestic Rating (Unoccupied Property) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2010, what...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the (a) number and (b) monetary value of retrospective business rate demands for port businesses, excluding the sum payable...

      Opposition

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of (a) the Conservative Party and (b) the Liberal Democrat Party at the request of...

      PAYE: Belfast

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people with a BT postcode paying income tax as part of the Pay As You Earn system in 2009 had more than one income stream.

      Poverty

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which of the measures to promote employment as the best route out of poverty, referred to in Chapter 2 of Ending Child Poverty: Mapping the Route to 2020...

      Revenue and Customs: Data Protection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) from what baselines HM Revenue and Customs will measure progress against its strategic objectives in respect of data security between 2009 and 2012;...

      Revenue and Customs: Debt Collection

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he expects to publish his Department's evaluation of the trials involving the collection by commercial agencies of debt owed to HM Revenue and Customs.

      Stamp Duty Land Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was received in stamp duty land tax for purchases over £500,000 in each year since 1997.

      Taxation: Highland Airways

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether HM Revenue and Customs provided assistance to Highland Airways through the business payments scheme; (2) whether HM Revenue and Customs had...

      Taxation: Holiday Accommodation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he made an assessment of the merits of bringing forward proposals to extend the provisions of the Furnished Holiday Lettings rules to all UK owners...

      Taxation: Personal Records

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) whether (a) hon. Members, (b) noble Lords, (c) researchers, (d) former elected representatives, (e) local authority councillors and (f) members...

      Taxation: Self-assessment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many people are estimated to have been late in filing their tax returns by 31 January 2010.

      Taxation: Self-assessment and PAYE

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what the cost under each budget heading was of administering the (a) Pay-As-You-Earn and (b) self-assessment system in (i) 2006, (ii) 2007, (iii)...

      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: 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...

      VAT: Churches

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received in favour of the extension of the provisions of the Listed Places of Worship Grant Scheme beyond March 2011; and if he...

      Welfare Tax Credits

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many checks his Department carried out on (a) expenditure on (i) food and (ii) childcare by and (b) bank statements from more than six months...

  • Justice

    • Land Registry

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate the Land Registry made of the average price of (a) a detached house, (b) a semi-detached house, (c) a terraced house, (d) flat and (e)...

    • Ministerial Policy Advisers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Dundee East of 12 March 2010, Official Report, column 545W, on Ministerial policy advisers, what...

      Antisocial Behaviour: Fixed Penalties

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 947W, on anti-social...

      Approved Premises: Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) custodial institutions and (b) approved premises there are in each constituency or smallest comparable local area for which figures are...

      Burial

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many welfare burials there were in each of the last five years.

      Convictions: Hunting Act 2004

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions, (b) convictions and (c) cautions there have been for each offence under the Hunting Act 2004 in each year since the Act...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) adults and (b) juveniles in each constituency were convicted of (i) violence against the person, (ii) sexual offences, (iii) robbery, (iv)...

      Convictions: Badgers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people have received custodial sentences which have not been suspended for offences under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each year...

      Crime Prevention: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will continue funding after March 2011 for the one-stop shop women's community projects to prevent and reduce offending by women funded from the...

      Custodial Treatment: Females

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to ring fence savings from a reduction in custodial capacity for women to support women's community provision; and if he will make a...

      Dangerous Dogs Act 1991: North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions were brought and (b) convictions were secured for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act 1991 in each local authority area in...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice 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 the cost to his...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each of the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Electoral Systems

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the cost of holding a general election using (a) the existing electoral system and (b) the...

      Employment Tribunals Service: Rules of Procedure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when revised court civil procedure rules relating to unpaid employment tribunal awards will come into effect.

      Funerals: Local Authorities

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate has been made of the number of funerals which were carried out by local authorities in the last 12 months.

      General Election 2010: Isle of Wight

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of transporting election literature for Freepost delivery from the Isle of Wight to Portsmouth;...

      HM Courts Service: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court enforcement officers HM Courts Service have employed in each financial year since April 2005.

      HM Courts Service: Debt Collection

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many court enforcement officers HM Courts Service employed in each HM Court Service region in (a) 2005, (b) 2006, (c) 2007, (d) 2008 and (e) 2009.

      House of Lords: Reform

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate his Department has made of the annual running cost of an elected second chamber of (a) 435 and (b) 300 members; and what the estimated...

      Housing: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many residential property transactions there were in each local authority area in England in the last 12 months for which figures are available.

      Human Trafficking: Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) British and (b) non-British citizens have been (i) convicted and (ii) imprisoned in relation to human trafficking offences in each year...

      Legal Aid: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how much the Legal Services Commission has paid to (a) Howe and Company and (b) each other company in respect of legal aid for ex-Gurkhas wishing...

      Legal Aid: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will make it his policy to monitor the standard of legal advice provided to ex-Gurkhas by (a) the Gurkha Army Ex-Servicemen's Organisation and...

      Legal Aid: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what recent discussions he has had with the Legal Services Commission on the provision of legal aid to firms representing former Gurkha soldiers.

      Local Inmate Data System IT system

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice when the Local Inmate Data System IT system was introduced for prisons in England and Wales; and whether his Department plans to upgrade or replace the...

      National Offender Management Service: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many people were employed by each director of offender management within the National Offender Management Service on the latest date for which...

      Polling Stations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for what reasons the provisions of the Electoral Administration Act 2005 on signing at polling stations have not been commenced.

      Prison Service: Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether long-term state pension costs of retired staff are taken into account when calculating the cost of a prison place in England and Wales.

      Prison Service: Uniforms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what protective equipment and clothing is issued to prison staff.

      Prisoners

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether any prisoners have been charged with the offence of corrupting a public official during the last 12 months.

      Prisons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what recent estimate he has made of the level of serious organised crime involving drug trafficking in prisons in England and Wales; (2) what...

      Prisons: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the number of illicit mobile telephones in prisons in England and Wales in each of the last 12 months; how many of those...

      Prisons: Mother and Baby Units

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice on what date his Department ceased to collect data on the number of women who had given birth while serving a sentence of imprisonment.

      Property: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the average sale price of a property previously purchased for more than £1 million was in each of the last three years.

      Property: Sales

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many homes have been purchased for more than (a) £500,000 and (b) £1 million in each year since 1997.

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost to the public purse was of (a) the Independent Commission on the Voting System, (b) the Royal Commission on the Reform of the House of...

      Television: Licensing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many persons were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted of offences related to failure to purchase a television licence in each year since 1997.

      Wills

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps he is taking to increase the number of people who make wills.

      Young Offender Institutions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what funding his Department has allocated to the development of the new Young Offender Institution at Glen Parva; when he expects it to be fully...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the maximum population capacity of each (a) secure children's home, (b) secure training centre and (c) young offender institution was in each...

      Youth Custody

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the size of the juvenile custodial population is; what assessment he has made of recent and likely future trends in that population; and what...

      Youth Justice Board: Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much was spent by the Youth Justice Board on crime prevention programmes in 2008-09.

      Youth Justice Board: Custodial Places

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what percentage of the Youth Justice Board's budget was spent on purchasing custodial places in 2008-09.

      Youth Offending Teams: Youth Justice Board

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the change in real terms in spending on (a) the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales and (b) local youth offending teams was between 2000 and...

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were purchased through (a) HomeBuy Direct, (b) New Build HomeBuy, (c) Open Market HomeBuy, (d) the First Time...

    • Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he has made for the purposes of the allocation of regional funding by the Homes and Communities Agency of...

      Affordable Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in each constituency have participated in the Homebuy Direct scheme to date.

      Affordable Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much funding his Department allocated under the New Build HomeBuy scheme in each region in (a) 2008-09 and (b)...

      Affordable Housing: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding his Department allocated to each sub-region for low cost home ownership programmes in spending period (a)...

      Affordable Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the target is for the provision of affordable housing in each London local authority.

      Affordable Housing: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 17 March 2010, Official Report, columns 880-1W, on housing: sustainable development, what the cost to...

      Allotments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to Baroness Byford of 18 March 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 213WA, on allotments, how...

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which local authorities have banned domestic cats or dogs from new housing as part of a Special Protection Area strategy.

      Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were on the local housing waiting list in (a) North West Cambridgeshire constituency, (b) each local authority...

      Council Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the budget of each arm's length housing management organisation in each London local authority was recharged...

      Council Housing: Property Transfer

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much each local authority had in unspent capital receipts from the sale of council housing on the most recent date for which...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on average what the council tax band was of a (a) two, (b) three and (c) four bedroom house in the latest period for which...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government 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 Communities and Local Government if he will issue guidance on his Department's policy on the relocation offshore of departmental jobs to companies bidding for...

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on antique furniture in each of the last five years; and what items were purchased.

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capital projects his Department expects to have in 2010-11; and what the budget for each will be in that year.

      Fire Services: Emergency Calls

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 714W, on fire services: emergency calls, what the original...

      Fire Services: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of the income of each fire and rescue authority in England was from (a) central Government grant, (b) council...

      Fire Services: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the letter of 9 March 2010 from the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State to the London Fire and Emergency...

      Fire Services: Risk Assessment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Stroud (Mr. Drew) of 16 December 2009, Official Report, columns 1269-70W, on fire...

      Fires: Hoaxes and False Alarms

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) genuine and (b) malicious false fire emergency calls were received in each fire authority in the North West in...

      Home Information Packs

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place in the Library a copy of each item of written correspondence sent by the Home Department's Design and...

      Homelessness: Reading Berkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he made of the number of people homeless in Reading East constituency in each year since 1997.

      Homes and Communities Agency: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on housing: conferences, how much of the Homes and...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Hotels

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on housing: conferences, in which hotel (a) Homes...

      Homes and Communities Agency: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 271-72W, on housing: conferences, how much of the Homes and...

      Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what local priorities the Homes and Communities Agency has set for the Investment Statement of each region; and what assessment...

      Housing: Asbestos

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what steps (a) local authorities, (b) housing associations and (c) owners of other publicly-funded housing are required to...

      Housing: Asylum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to pages 125 and 126 of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's report on Refugees and asylum seekers: a...

      Housing: Capital Investment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what capital projects the Homes and Communities Agency will have in 2010-11; and what the budget for each is in that year.

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much was spent by (a) his Department and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency on accreditation for the MIPIM international...

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many staff of the Homes and Communities Agency will attend the MIPIM international property conference in March 2010.

      Housing: Conferences

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 23 March 2010, Official Report, columns 272-73W, on housing: conferences, what the job title was of...

      Housing: Construction

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how many £60,000 homes have been built following the Design for Manufacture competition to date; in which locations...

      Housing: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much funding has been provided by (a) his Department and (b) the Homes and Communities Agency for the development of the...

      Housing: Olympic Games 2012

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many of the homes provided in the Olympic Village after the London 2012 Olympics (a) will be (i) flats and (ii) houses and...

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much is charged by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment for Building for Life assessor accreditation.

      Housing: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local planning authority staff have been trained by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment to become...

      Kent

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what schemes in Kent Thameside have received funding from his Department and its executive agencies in each of the last five...

      Leasehold Valuation Tribunal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many cases were brought to the Leasehold Valuation Tribunal by local authority leaseholders in each local authority area in...

      Local Authority Business Growth Incentives Scheme: Cheshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what mechanisms were used by his Department in determining the level of Local Authorities Business Growth Incentives Scheme...

      Local Government Finance: Northampton

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much the Government provided in grants to Northampton Borough Council in (a) 1997, (b) 2001, (c) 2005 and (d) the last...

      Local Government: War Memorials

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what role local authorities have in the construction of new war memorials.

      Local Housing Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the (a) percentage and (b) cash change in level of local housing allowance in each area for (i) a...

      Low Incomes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many adults of working age were living in income-deprived households in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency...

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to reply to the letter of 15 February 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton with regard to Mr J....

      Mortgages: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many households in each constituency have received financial support under the Homeowner Mortgage Support Scheme to date.

      Non-domestic Rates: Licensed Premises

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether new requirements on licensed premises will be considered a material change of circumstances by the Valuation Office...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the amount of retrospective business rate payments (a) owed by newly-assessed port companies, (b) paid...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals for a moratorium on issuing of retrospective business rate demands on newly-assessed port...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many applications for fast-track reassessment of retrospective business rates the Valuation Office Agency has received to...

      Non-domestic Rates: York

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many business premises in York have rateable values for 2010-11 of (a) less than £6,000 and (b) between £6,000...

      Parallel Place Reviews

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government in which local authority areas parallel place reviews are being undertaken.

      Repossession Orders: West Midlands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent steps he has taken to assist homeowners at risk of repossession in (a) Coventry and (b) the West Midlands.

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many units of social housing have been sold on the open market by registered social landlords (a) nationally and (b) in...

      Social Rented Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proportion of households in London who are (a) social tenants and (b) on housing waiting lists have household incomes...

      Social Rented Housing: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many housing nominations have been made by each London local authority in each London sub-regional partnership since the...

      Standards Board for England: Procurement

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 26 February 2010, Official Report,...

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many complaints his Department has received on MyDeposits.co.uk in each year since its inception.

      Tenancy Deposit Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the operation of the Housing Act 2004 in respect of the regulation of licensed deposit-takers for the purpose...

      Travelling People: Caravan Sites

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 720W, on travelling people: caravan sites, if he will place...

      Warm Front Scheme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department plans to provide funding to local authorities for the purpose of assisting them to meet the new Warm...

      Wind Power: Planning Permission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for which wind farms planning permission was (a) granted and (b) refused at appeal by the Planning Inspectorate in each of the...

  • House of Lords

    • Armed Forces: Reserve Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what proportion of the members of Her Majesty's reserve forces they estimate they have up to date addresses for.

    • Civil Service: Redundancy

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Baroness Crawley on 3 February (WS 9-10), what are the proposed arrangements for civil servants made compulsorily redundant...

      Crown Prosecution Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Crown Prosecution Service uses the same criteria in deciding whether to prosecute for rape as for other offences.

      Department for Work and Pensions: Pilot Schemes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what existing pilot schemes have been promoted by the Department for Work and Pensions since 2005; and when each pilot is scheduled to complete.

      Government Departments: Consultancy Services

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Department of Energy and Climate Change and its agencies has spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, since its...

      Government Departments: Staff

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they require departments to fill appropriate vacancies by drawing on their redeployment pool first, then on other departments' pools.

      India: Orissa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the pilot project to improve justice in Orissa state, mentioned on page 22 of the Foreign and Commonwealth...

      India: Orissa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they will offer to the Government of India to foster community reconciliation in the aftermath of communal violence in Orissa state, India.

      India: Orissa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will encourage European Union partners to raise the issue of communal violence and its aftermath, including the anti-Christian attacks in Orissa in...

      India: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the government of India about implementing the recommendations of the Committee on the Elimination of Racial...

      India: Religion

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will make representations to the Government of India about implementing the recommendations in the report of the Special Rapporteur on Freedom of...

      Iran

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Government of Iran for clemency in the case of Miss Zaynab Jalalian, sentenced to death in Kermanshah for being "an enemy of God".

      Nuclear Weapons

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the status of weapons containing white phosphorus, tungsten shrapnel or flechettes under international law; and whether their use in densely populated...

      Pensions: NEST

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much is expected to be loaned to the National Employment Savings Trust in each of the years 2010-11 to 2014-15; when it is expected that the loans will be...

      Ports and Harbours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to limit the financial support available to assist employee share ownership schemes in preparing any bid under proposals by the private sector...

      Ports and Harbours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether proposals by trust ports defined as public corporations to sell their undertakings will be subject to the same conditions as apply to all public corporations.

      Ports and Harbours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, before issuing guidance on the procedure for selling trust ports, they considered classifying the revenue and assets of trust ports defined as public...

      Ports and Harbours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the six trust ports in England and Wales defined as public corporations are included in the Department for Transport's resource accounts.

      Ports and Harbours

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the then Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Transport, David Jamieson, on 13 July 2004 (HC Deb, col...

      Public Bodies: Websites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many websites of central public bodies were found to be in operation by the Central Office of Information in its departmental websites reviews.

      Public Libraries: Internet

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in the light of the figures provided in the analysis of the People's Network in the recent Policy Statement on the Modernisation Review of Public Libraries, what...

      State Pension: Weekly Age Addition

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the additional State Pension for those over 80 years old; when that sum was fixed; and what is its purpose.

      Unemployment

      To ask Her Majesty's Government which agencies in the north east of England receive funding for providing training for young people not in education, employment or training; and how much each...

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