Written answers

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

  • Solicitor-General

    • BAE Systems: Fraud

      To ask the Solicitor-General whether information obtained by the Serious Fraud Office during its investigations into BAE Systems about possible false declarations relating to (a) Romania and...

  • Wales

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

    • Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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 Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Wales 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.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

  • Scotland

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

    • Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland 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 Scotland 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 Secretary of State for Scotland what (a) receptions and (b) other functions have been held at (i) Melville Crescent and (ii) Dover House since 1 October 2008; what the date was of...

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many receptions and functions he has hosted at locations other than Melville Crescent and Dover House since 1 October 2008; on what date each was...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how much was paid in reimbursable expenses to special advisers in his Department in (a) 2008-09 and (b) 2009-10 to date.

  • Culture Media and Sport

    • Conservation Areas: Waste Disposal

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst (Robert Neill) of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column...

    • Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each of the last three years; and if he will...

      Departmental Internet

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

      Museums and Galleries: Newcastle upon Tyne

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) capital and (b) revenue assistance was provided by the Arts Council to Newcastle city council for the (i) purchase and (ii)...

      Sports: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport by what means the national sporting governing bodies plan to undertake their consultation on the review of the UK Coaching Certificate;...

      Sports: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport when he expects Sportscoach UK to issue guidance on the preferred structure for sports awarding bodies.

      Tourism: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what plans he has for the future level of funding for tourism.

  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs

    • Agriculture: Research

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much funding was allocated by his Department for agricultural research and development in each of the last three years;...

    • Coastal Erosion

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what compensation is payable to owners of land lost as a result of the Environment Agency's Managed Realignment programme.

      Dairy Farming

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on proposals for large-scale dairy units.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs 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 Environment, Food and Rural 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 Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to...

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many regulations have been (a) introduced and (b) revoked by his Department in each year since its establishment.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much his Department and its agencies spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo in the last...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what records his Department maintains of the reimbursable expenses paid to its special advisers.

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      Environment Protection: Coastal Areas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) whether his Department allocates funding to coastal local authorities for tackling the effects of coastal erosion; (2)...

      Horses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what his latest estimate is of the number of horses in England; and how that estimate was calculated.

      Horses: Travel

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many horses entered the UK with no requirement for a UK passport in the latest year for which figures are available; what...

      Incinerators

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations he has received on safety concerns regarding the inclusion of incinerator bottom ash in road...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will publish the assessment made by British Waterways of (a) its waterways network infrastructure and (b) the...

      Inland Waterways

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if his Department will provide funds to British Waterways to restore to good condition its assets assessed as (a) already...

      Marine Conservation Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what use will be made of scientific evidence in identifying marine conservation zones under the Marine and Coastal...

      Marine Management Organisation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many staff there will be in each coastal office of the Marine Management Organisation from 1 April 2010.

      Nature Conservation: Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people have been charged with offences related to wildlife crime since July 2009.

      Nitrate Vulnerable Zones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what changes he plans to make to his Department's policy on nitrate vulnerable zones; and if he will make a statement.

      Opposition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat Party...

      Pets: Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent representations the Veterinary Medicines Directorate has received on pet vaccination intervals.

      Recycling: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs with reference to page 47 of the Office for Government Commerce publication, The State of the Estate in 2009, if he will...

      Rights of Way: Cycling

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the effects of the provisions of section 16 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 on...

      Waste Disposal: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1003W, on...

      Waste Disposal: EU Action

      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1003W, on...

  • Transport

    • A5: Shropshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what plans he has to widen the A5 between Wolfshead and Queen's Head; and if he will make a statement; (2) what recent assessment he...

    • A5: Shropshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many people have been injured on the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border in each of the last 12 years; (2) how...

      A5: Shropshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) how many times the A5 between Shrewsbury and the Shropshire/Wales border has been closed for road works in each of the last five...

      Bexley

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions Ministers of his Department and its predecessors have visited the London borough of Bexley on official business since 1997.

      Cycling: Shropshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent steps his Department has taken to increase the number of people using bicycles in Shropshire.

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

      Hang Gliding and Paragliding: EU Action

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the possible effects on the sports of hang gliding and paragliding of proposals in the European Organisation...

      Humber Bridge

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport when he expects all lanes of the Humber Bridge to be open to traffic.

      Humber Bridge: Tolls

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will consider requiring the Humber Bridge Board to reduce the level of toll on the Humber Bridge during periods when lane closure is...

      Lorries: Testing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many tests of heavy goods vehicles the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency conducted outside core business hours between April 2009 and...

      Lorries: Testing

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what research his Department has (a) undertaken and (b) evaluated on levels of demand for conducting annual tests of heavy goods vehicles...

      Public Transport: Shropshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the average daily number of people using (a) buses and (b) trains in Shropshire in each of the last five years.

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) whether he has made an estimate of the number of business premises in (a) the parish of Coldharbour, (b) the parish of Aylesbury,...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will send a copy of the consultation document on the Exceptional Hardship Scheme for the London-Birmingham high speed rail link to...

      Railways: Construction

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) if he will publish the reports of all passenger demand modelling (a) undertaken and (b) commissioned by his Department on the...

      Railways: Shropshire

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent discussions he has had with rail operators on rail services between London and stations in Shropshire.

      Roads: Accidents

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many fatal road accidents there have been in North Shropshire constituency in each month of each year since 1997.

      Roads: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how much his Department spent on (a) road building and (b) road maintenance in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Sea Rescue: Flamborough Head

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of the works required to make Flamborough Head coastguard station compliant with...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the merits of the provision of more than one additional train maintenance depot for Thameslink stations. [R]

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what assessment he has made of the likely effect on the introduction of the new Thameslink trains of the time taken to construct the...

      Thameslink Railway Line

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport whether (a) a local authority and (b) other organisations have powers to block the development of additional train maintenance depots for...

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many representations he has received in response to the draft guidance to regions on his Department's Delivering a Sustainable Transport...

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what recent assessment he has made of progress in his Department's Delivering a Sustainable Transport System programme; and if he will make...

      Transport: Sustainable Development

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with representatives of (a) Shropshire council and (b) Advantage West Midlands on his Department's review,...

  • Olympics

    • Olympic Games 2012: Birmingham

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics what steps she is taking to ensure that Birmingham obtains a legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.

    • Olympic Games 2012: Tickets

      To ask the Minister for the Olympics whether ballot arrangements for tickets for events in the London 2012 Olympics will prioritise allocations to (a) UK taxpayers and (b) UK residents; what...

  • Prime Minister

    • Trade Unions

      To ask the Prime Minister which staff in Downing Street work on policy relating to trade unions.

    • YouTube

      To ask the Prime Minister with reference to the answer of 9 September 2009, Official Report, column 1897W, on the Internet, for what reason the decision was taken to disable the function on the...

  • Women and Equality

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 644W, on departmental communications, if she will place in the Library a copy of...

    • Equality and Human Rights Commission: Hotels

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 10 February 2010, Official Report, column 1008W, on hotels, for what dates each of...

      Rape: Criminal Proceedings

      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what steps the Government Equalities Office plans to take in response to the recommendations made in the Stern Review of how rape complaints are handled...

  • Leader of the House

    • Members' Staff: Pensions

      To ask the Leader of the House what the total monetary value of employer contributions towards the pensions of staff of hon. Members was in the most recent financial year.

    • Public Duty Costs Allowance

      To ask the Leader of the House (1) how much in public duty costs allowance has been paid to former Prime Ministers in each year since 1991; (2) what the limit is of the public duty costs...

  • Northern Ireland

    • Administration of Justice

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what review mechanisms have been put in place for future spending on the criminal justice system in Northern Ireland following the recent...

    • Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental ICT

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland which ICT projects initiated by his Department were cancelled before completion in each year since 1997; what costs were incurred on each of...

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Internet

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

      Inquiries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) which legal firms have worked (a) for and (b) with the Historical Enquiries Team; and how many hours of work each such legal firm had...

      Prisons: Mental Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much was spent on mental health services for prisoners in each (a) prison and (b) health authority area in Northern Ireland in each of the...

  • Justice

    • Alcoholic Drinks: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many new criminal offences relating to the purchase, production, sale or misuse of alcohol have been enacted in each year since 1998.

    • Cemeteries

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department provides to local authorities on (a) communal graves and (b) burial arrangements for paupers.

      Departmental Official Hospitality

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 833W, on legal costs, how many employees have instigated legal proceedings against his...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 833W, on legal costs, in how many cases concerning remuneration of employees the final...

      Magistrates: Age

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps are taken to ensure that appointments of magistrates avoid discrimination on grounds of age.

      Opposition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative party and (b) Liberal Democrat party at the request of Ministers...

      Political Parties: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 26 February 2010, Official Report, column 795W, on political parties: finance, what...

      Prisoners: Mobile Phones

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many prosecutions there have been for offences relating to pornographic or violent images discovered on telephones seized from inmates in...

      Prisons: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people convicted of offences relating to involvement in organised crime were in prison when charged with those offences in each of the last...

      Prisons: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate the Prison Service has made of the incidence of organised crime carried out by serving prisoners over the last three years.

      Prisons: Organised Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners were charged with a serious crime carried out while they were in prison in 2008-09.

      Protection of Badgers Act 1992

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) prosecutions and (b) convictions there have been for offences under the Protection of Badgers Act 1992 in each year since 2006.

      Trade Unions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the answer of 11 March 2010, Official Report, columns 383-84W, on trade unions, if he will place in the Library a copy of the secondment...

      Tribunals: Disability Living Allowance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many appeal tribunals relating to disability living allowance took place in each of the smallest administrative areas for which figures are available...

  • Work and Pensions

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many cases were processed by the Child Support Agency in each of the last 10 years.

    • Children: Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many enquiries made to the Child Support Agency (CSA) were responded to (a) over the telephone and (b) in writing in the latest period...

      Council Tax Benefits

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what (a) representations she has received from and (b) discussions she has had with (i) the Royal British Legion, (ii) other third sector...

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what account her Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2010, Official Report, column 1023W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.

      Employment Schemes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Birmingham have received (a) the in-work credit, (b) the return to work credit and (c) pathways to work since that scheme...

      Employment Schemes: Voluntary Organisations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment she has made of the likely effects on the voluntary sector of the decision to reduce the number of prime contractors under the...

      Future Jobs Fund

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in each employment sector (a) were originally expected to be created by Future Jobs Fund funding and (b) are expected to be...

      Incapacity Benefit

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the average processing time of incapacity benefit applications was in (a) the UK and (b) each of the smallest geographical areas for...

      National Insurance: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many National Insurance numbers her Department has issued to Gurkha veterans settling in the United Kingdom since August 2009; (2)...

      New Deal for Young People

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of (a) early and (b) normal entrants to the new deal for young people left in order to take up employment in...

      New Deal Schemes: Birmingham

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding in total has been received under new deal programmes for (a) young people, (b) 25+, (c) 50+, (d) lone parents, (e)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of people are in receipt of the (a) (i) care and (ii) mobility component of disability living allowance and (b)...

      Social Security Benefits: Disabled

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many and what proportion of the population in St. Ives constituency are in receipt of each level of (a) attendance allowance and (b) the...

      State Retirement Pensions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of recipients of the state second pension whose entitlement includes years past 2002 when they were in...

      Unemployment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 15 March 2010, Official Report, column 605, if she will estimate the savings in unemployment benefits and other...

      Winter Fuel Payments

      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions with reference to Budget 2010, HC 451, if she will estimate the saving to the Exchequer in each of the next five years of increasing the age of...

  • Defence

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which items of equipment procured since 2001 and made available to operations in Afghanistan were procured as part of his Department's core equipment...

    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether Operation Eagle's Summit in 2008 necessitated the redeployment of British forces from elsewhere in Helmand Province.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what role the Scout vehicles will carry out in Afghanistan; and what the cost of each such vehicle will be on deployment in theatre.

      Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what main weapons systems Scout vehicles will have on deployment in Afghanistan; which companies are the (a) manufacturers and (b) suppliers of the...

      Air Force

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy to retain the Royal Air Force as a separate service after the next Strategic Defence Review.

      Aircraft Carriers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what (a) contracts and (b) sub-contracts related to the construction of two aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy have been let; in which constituencies...

      Armed Forces: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much funding his Department has allocated for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in soldiers returning from active duty to (a) England...

      Armed Forces: Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service family accommodation properties in England and Wales were identified as awaiting disposal or demolition in each year since 2004; and how...

      Armed Forces: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many soldiers subject to manning control have been downgraded to Grade P 4 since 2007.

      Armed Forces: Merseyside

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 9-10, on armed forces: Merseyside, how many young people in the UK cadet forces were...

      Armed Forces: Training

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect of the planned closure of the research and assessment facility at the Defence Academy; and if he will make a...

      Defence Medical Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) which private companies Defence Medical Services uses to hire civilian medical locums to work at UK medical facilities on deployed operations; (2)...

      Defence: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department incurred in (a) equipment expenditure, (b) non-equipment expenditure, (c) service personnel costs and (d) civil personnel...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Defence how much has been spent on (a) strategy and planning, (b) design and build, (c) hosting and infrastructure, (d) content provision and (e) testing...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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 Secretary of State for Defence 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 Location

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

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department received bonus payments in each of the last five years for which information is available; what proportion of the total...

      Departmental Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been paid in bonuses to civil servants in his Department in each year since 2006.

      Departmental Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date his Department ceased to maintain a database of passes issued to major defence contractors.

      Electronic War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether his Department has undertaken research on whether terrorist groups are seeking to obtain the capability to carry out electromagnetic pulse...

      Electronic War

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what discussions he has had on the threat of an electromagnetic pulse attack on the UK in the context of the National Security Strategy.

      Falkland Islands

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to increase the level of defence spending on the Falkland Islands.

      Falkland Islands: Land Mines

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Government expect full mine clearance in the Falkland Islands to be completed; and what relevant contracts to effect such clearance have been...

      Future Rapid Effect System

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what export potential was claimed by (a) BAE Systems and (b) General Dynamics as part of their proposals to upgrade the Future Rapid Effect System...

      Inquiries: Northern Ireland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much the Ministry of Defence had spent under each budget heading on the (a) Rosemary Nelson, (b) Robert Hamill, (c) Billy Wright and (d) Saville...

      Low Flying

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many wind farm developers have agreed with his Department that low-flying aircraft activity may take place in the area of their wind farms.

      Military Bases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the current estimated monetary value is of the property comprising (a) Naval Base Clyde, (b) Royal Marines Condor, (c) RAF Leuchars, (d) 2nd...

      Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the staffing levels required at each waterside depot to maintain the safe supply of armaments to vessels.

      Weapons: Transport

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he took account of the recommendations of the Haddon-Cave Nimrod review in respect of the proposals for the supply of armaments to waterside...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to answer question 300284, on departmental pay, tabled on 18 November 2009.

  • House of Commons Commission

    • Nurseries

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

    • Nurseries

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission if he will place in the Library a copy of the fully costed options appraisal for a child care facility at 1...

      Speaker's Adviser

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how much the Speaker's special adviser has claimed for travel expenses since he was appointed.

      Speaker's Adviser

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission how many days the Speaker's special adviser has worked since 30 November 2009.

      Unite

      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the House of Commons Commission recognises the Unite trade union.

  • Communities and Local Government

    • Audit Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he plans to place a cap on the maximum salary and remuneration package for the post of chief executive of the Audit...

    • Council Housing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many people were attributed to each banding allocation on the choice-based lettings scheme in (a) North West Cambridgeshire...

      Council Housing: Debts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his estimate is of the amount of historic debt remaining on local authority housing.

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average council tax bill on a band D home (a) was in 1997-98 and (b) will be in 2010-11 in (i) cash terms and (ii)...

      Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average band D fire precept on council tax bills was in (a) England and (b) each individual local authority in (i)...

      Crown Estates: Fire Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reasons there is a separate fire safety inspection regime for Crown premises; and whether he plans to create a single...

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) how much his Department spent on maintaining its Flickr channel in the last 12 months; (2) how much his Department spent...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much his Department spent on maintaining its Twitter feed in the last 12 months.

      Departmental Legislation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 953W, on departmental...

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) full-time and (b) part-time staff of each (i) sex, (ii) ethnic group and (ii) disability were recruited to work...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his Department's press release of 24 March 2010, on operational efficiency, whether the £200 million of...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government to which programmes the £500 million of savings identified in the Pre-Budget Report will apply; and whether this sum...

      Fire Services: Havering

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many incidents the London Fire Brigade have attended in the London borough of Havering in each year since 1997.

      Government Office for the North West

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many times the Assistant Regional Minister for the North West has (a) been invited to and (b) attended meetings with the...

      Housing Revenue Accounts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much will be provided in management and maintenance grants and major repairs allowance in the Housing Revenue Account...

      Housing: Conferences

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

      Infrastructure Planning Commission

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government which commissioners have been appointed to the Infrastructure Planning Commission to date; and what criteria he used in deciding...

      International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what plans the Government have to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

      Multiple Occupation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to his plans to introduce a definition of houses in multiple occupation into the Use Classes Order, what estimate...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average business rate charge was in England in (a) real terms in 2010 prices and (b) cash terms in each year since...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average business rate charge was in each billing authority in (a) 2009-10 and (b) 2010-11 in (i) real terms in 2010...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average business rates bill in England (a) was in 1997-98, (b) was in 2009-10 and (c) will be in 2010-11 in (i) cash...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the average business rates bill was in each Government Office region in each year since 1997-98; and what it is expected to...

      Non-Domestic Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government with reference to the answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 605W, on non-domestic rates, what projection has been made...

      Non-Domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) address, (b) 2005 rateable value and (c) 2010 rateable value is of each hereditament with a special category...

      Piers: Repairs and Maintenance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much has been spent restoring seafront piers in each year since 1997.

      Public Houses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what recent discussions he has had with pub landlords on the effects of the recession on their businesses; (2) whether he...

      Public Sector

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will place a copy of the final report from each Total Place pilot in the Library.

      Tenant Services Authority: Pay

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many full-time equivalent staff work in the Tenant Services Authority communications team; and what the cost to the public...

      Unitary Councils

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local authorities have (a) applied for and (b) been accepted for unitary status in each year since 1997.

      World Urban Forum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government who represented his Department at the World Urban Forum in Rio de Janeiro in March 2010; and whether his Department allocated...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he plans to answer questions (a) 323248, (b) 323249 and (c) 323251 on the MIPIM international property conference,...

  • Cabinet Office

    • Business: Cardiff

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many small businesses have (a) closed and (b) opened in (i) Cardiff Central constituency and (ii) Cardiff in each of the last five years.

    • Departmental Private Detectives

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office with reference to the answer of 15 January 2009, Official Report, column 873W, on private detectives, how much her Department spent on hiring or...

      Government Communications Review

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office which recommendations made in the report of the Phillis Review on Government communication have not been implemented to date.

      Ministerial Policy Advisers: Bullying

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many complaints against special advisers alleging bullying or harassment have been made by civil servants since 1997.

      Opposition

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office whether her Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat Party at the request of...

      Union of Good

      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what investigations the Charity Commission has carried out into links between humanitarian charities based in the UK and the Union of Good in the last...

  • Energy and Climate Change

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he discussed the effect of the UK committing to reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 42 per cent. by 2020 with representatives...

    • Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effect on the UK of a reduction in the UK's carbon dioxide emissions by 42 per cent. by 2020.

      Climate Change: Publicity

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on advertising aimed at raising awareness of climate change among (a) all people and (b) people...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on interior design in relation to office refurbishments undertaken since its inception.

      Departmental Consultants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much (a) his Department and (b) each other body for which his Department is responsible spent on external consultants and...

      Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each year...

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change 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 Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many complaints his Department received regarding difficulties using its website in each year since its inception; and if he will...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department spent on external website design consultants in each year since its inception; and if he will make a statement.

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much his Department has spent on promotional items carrying the Department's branding and logo since its inception; and what those...

      Departmental Recruitment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many job vacancies in his Department and its agencies were filled through external recruitment in the last year for which figures...

      Energy Supply

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the effects of changes in the carbon price set under the EU Emissions Trading Scheme on private sector...

      Greenhouse Gas Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what account will be taken of the full life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of each fuel type in identifying low carbon generation...

      Housing: Carbon Emissions

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether his Department has made an estimate of the effect on the level of carbon dioxide emissions that would result from the...

      Nuclear Decommissioning Authority: Springfields

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 24 March 2010, Official Report, column 42WS, on the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority...

      Nuclear Power: Public Consultation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to the public purse was of holding the public meeting on his Department's group on documents on nuclear justification at...

      Renewable Energy: Scotland

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much funding his Department has allocated to renewable energy projects in Scotland in each of the last five years; and what funding...

      Uranium: Imports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much uranium has been imported from each country for civilian uses in each year since 1997.

      Warm Front Scheme: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many households in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency have received assistance under the Home...

  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

    • Middle East Peace Process

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of prospects for negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

    • Overseas Operations: Financing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effects of exchange rate movements on the work of his Department.

      Overseas Operations: Financing

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the effect of exchange rate movements on his Department's overseas activities.

      Belize: Economic Partnership Agreements

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has received on the participation of Belize in EU economic partnership agreements; and if he will...

      Moldova: EU Membership

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an official visit to Moldova to discuss its prospects for joining the EU.

      Gaza Blockade

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Israeli authorities and his EU counterparts on the effects on the region of the...

      Pakistan: Extradition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with his Pakistani counterpart on extradition matters.

      Tibet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment he has made of the human rights record of the Government of China, with particular reference to Tibet.

      Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent steps the High Commission in Pakistan has taken to obtain consular access to Ahmed Omar Saeed Sheikh; and if he will...

      British Nationals Abroad: Homicide

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what training his Department's staff receive on providing support and assistance to the families of British victims of murder abroad.

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many smoking shelters his Department has built for its staff in the last five years; and at what cost.

      Departmental Food

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

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

      Departmental Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the conclusions of the report of the Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration of 24 March 2010, if he will...

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much funding his Department has allocated for human rights programmes in financial year 2009-10.

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the effect on his Department's overseas activities of recent exchange rate movements.

      Departmental Publications

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

      Departmental Theft

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to deter theft from within the Department.

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he plans to allocate additional funding for work to promote access to justice in Orissa state, India.

      India: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the pilot project funded by his Department to promote access to justice in Orissa state, India.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter of 21 January 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton regarding Mr. H. Zadron.

      Members: Correspondence

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when he plans to reply to the letter from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton of 21 January 2010 with regard to Mr H....

      Nepal: Religious Freedom

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will take steps to encourage the Government of Nepal to enshrine protections for religious freedom consistent with Article...

      Palestinians: Economic Situation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent reports he has received of the level of support given by the Government of Israel to the economy in the West Bank;...

      St. Helena: Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make an assessment of the effects on the health and safety of residents of St. Helena caused by oil leaks from RFA...

      Tibet: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will establish a mechanism to monitor progress in the talks on Tibet between the Government of China and the Dalai Lama.

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, column 116W, on Western Sahara: human rights, what matters relating...

      Western Sahara: Human Rights

      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will request HM Ambassador in Rabat to raise with the Moroccan authorities the case of Rachid Sghir, a Saharawi human...

  • International Development

    • Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Internet

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

      Developing Countries: Roads

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department has spent on road safety projects in developing countries in each of the last five years; and if he will make a...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what equipment was used by UK fire and rescue personnel deployed in Haiti after the recent earthquake; and if he will make a statement.

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development who carried out the four airlifts of relief supplies to Haiti on behalf of his Department following the earthquake in that country; and...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much funding his Department has provided to each (a) multi-national and (b) UK non-governmental organisation for the purpose of...

      Haiti: Earthquakes

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many British firefighters took part in the recent relief efforts in Haiti.

      India: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effect of his Department's work in Orissa state, India, on (a) inter-communal relations and (b)...

      Kenya: Family Planning

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what steps his Department is taking to ensure adequate reproductive health and access to reproductive rights in Kenya, with particular...

      Opposition

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative Party and (b) Liberal Democrat Party at the...

      Overseas Aid: Maternity Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much of the additional £100 million to cut maternal deaths which the Government committed to at the Women Deliver conference...

      Palestinians: Overseas Aid

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent reports he has received on alleged restrictions imposed by Hamas on the activities of humanitarian non-governmental...

      St Helena: Wrecks

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if his Department will assist the St Helena government in removing the fuel, oil and ammunition from RFA Darkdale after its sinking in...

      Sudan: Politics and Government

      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent reports he has received on the humanitarian situation in Sudan; and if he will make a statement.

  • Home Department

    • Animal Welfare: Arrests

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many arrests there have been for offences in connection with animal welfare in North Shropshire since 1997.

    • Asylum: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average time was between a person claiming asylum on arrival in the UK and a final decision being made on their application in the...

      British Nationality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will reinstate the telephone line for people to request British nationality application forms.

      British Nationality: Assessments

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people of each (a) age group and (b) nationality passed the British citizenship test in each month of 2009.

      Burglary: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent steps his Department has taken to reduce the number of burglaries in Shropshire.

      Community Safety Accreditation Schemes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which local authority and police force areas (a) local authority employees and (b) private companies have been authorised to issue fixed...

      Convictions

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) males and (b) females aged (i) under 16, (ii) between 16 and 19, (iii) between 20 and 25, (iv) between 26 and 30, (v) between...

      Crime

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate his Department has made of the number of (a) drug dealers, (b) people dealing in counterfeit currency and (c) people dealing...

      Crime Prevention

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what research his Department has undertaken into the relationship between levels of spending on police and crime rates; and if he will make a...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Data Protection

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many attempts were made to gain unauthorised access to each (a) database and (b) ICT system run by his Department in each of the last...

      Departmental Information Officers

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

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his Department and its agencies incurred expenditure on advertising via Google Adwords in the latest year for which figures are available.

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 Legal Costs

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

      Departmental Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many performance reviews were undertaken in respect of staff of (a) his Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years;...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department 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 Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 12 October 2009, Official Report, column 521W, what the name...

      Departmental Theft

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

      Departmental Written Questions

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

      DNA: Databases

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many of the familial searches of the national DNA database have resulted in a prosecution since the creation of that database.

      Drugs: Misuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department with reference to the answer of 1 June 2009, Official Report, column 159W, on drugs: misuse, when the result of the commissioned research on...

      Entry Clearances

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent assessment he has made of the operation of the hub and spoke model for the issue of visas to enter the UK.

      Entry Clearances: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many business visitor visas to the UK were issued in (a) Iraq and (b) Jordan to (i) Iraqi citizens and (ii) other nationals in each of...

      Entry Clearances: Iraq

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent representations he has received on Iraqi citizens travelling to Jordan in order to submit an application for a business visitor...

      Entry Clearances: Overseas Students

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many student visas were (a) applied for by and (b) granted to applicants from (i) India, (ii) Pakistan, (iii) Bangladesh, (iv) Sri...

      Entry Clearances: Pakistan

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when he expects to determine the appeal of Shaheen Kausar lodged on 19 May 2009 in Islamabad against refusal of entry clearance.

      Greater Manchester

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

      Group 4 Securicor

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions there have been with Group 4 Securicor (G4S) on the service offered by G4S Policing Solutions; and if he will make a statement.

      Idcardsyoudecide Website

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many hits the idcardsyoudecide website has received since its launch.

      Idcardsyoudecide Website

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much had been spent on the idcardsyoudecide (a) website and (b) short films on the latest date for which figures are available.

      Identity Cards

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department which Ministers in his Department have (a) been issued with (i) an identity card and (ii) a biometric passport and (b) their details on the...

      Identity Cards: Bus Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what consideration (a) his Department and (b) the Identity and Passport Service has given to the use of identity cards to indicate...

      Identity Cards: Greater Manchester

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department by what means police in Greater Manchester are able to verify that an identity card is valid.

      Identity Cards: Passports

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will make it his policy not to combine the identity card and biometric passport schemes.

      Illegal Immigrants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer to Baroness Warsi of 17 March 2010, Official Report, House of Lords, column 190WA, on Houses of Parliament: illegal...

      Immigration: Gurkhas

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many Gurkha veterans have claimed resettlement rights since August 2009; and how many of them are receiving (a) pension credit, (b)...

      Islamist Militants

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate he has made of the funds raised in the UK for overseas Islamist militants.

      Khat

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on the health effects of khat.

      Mobile Phones: Surveillance

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department has spent on (a) contracts with Roke Manor and (b) other projects relating to the Celldar mobile telephone...

      Offences Against Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if the Government will take steps to ratify the Council of Europe Convention on the Protection of Children against Sexual Exploitation and...

      Offensive Weapons: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many crimes involving a weapon there have been in North Shropshire in each year since 1997; and what type of weapon was involved in each case.

      Offensive Weapons: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) knives and (b) firearms have been recovered by police in North Shropshire in each year since 1997.

      Opposition

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

      Police

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of police (a) time and (b) budget spent on tackling (i) gang related crimes, (ii)...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police officer time was spent on each type of activity in (a) England and (b) Wales in the latest period for which...

      Police: Bureaucracy

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what proportion of police officer time was spent on front-line policing in each year since 1997.

      Police: Council Tax

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the average Band D police precept on council tax bills in (a) England, (b) England and Wales and (c) each individual police authority...

      Rape

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps the Government is taking to counter inaccurate perceptions of (a) the number of falsely-reported rapes and (b) individual...

      Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times he has visited Shropshire in an official capacity in the last 12 months.

      Stop and Search

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) how many stop and search procedures were performed on members of each ethnic minority in each of the last five years; (2) how many...

      Stop and Search: Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people have been (a) stopped and (b) searched under the provisions of section 44 of the Terrorism Act 2000 in North Shropshire in...

      War Crimes

      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether there are plans to establish a specialist war crimes unit in the Metropolitan police.

  • Business, Innovation and Skills

    • Aviation: Treaties

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills when he expects to ratify the air protocol to the 2001 Cape Town Convention.

    • Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three...

      Easter

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent consideration the Secretary of State has given to bringing into force the provisions of the Easter Act...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what guidance his Department plans to provide on (a) the steps an agency must undertake to establish the parameters...

      Employment Agencies: EU Law

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to monitor the effects of the Agency Worker Regulations 2010 on the agency worker industry once they...

      Further Education: Finance

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills with reference to the Learning and Skills Council news release of 9 February 2010, entitled "Learning and Skills...

      Licensing Laws: Music

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many licensees of (a) pubs, (b) restaurants and (c) bars (i) applied for and (ii) were (A) granted and (B)...

      Licensing Laws: Music

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many applications to vary licences for the provision of regulated entertainment in (a) pubs, (b) restaurants and...

      Opposition

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of (a) the Conservative Party and (b) the Liberal...

      Optics: Technology

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Hauser review of the current and future role of technology and innovation centres in the UK considered the...

      Student Loans Company: Redundancy

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions he has had with officials from the Student Loans Company regarding the redundancies at the company's...

      UK Space Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of (a) the number of officials at each pay band and (b) the administration costs of the UK...

      UK Space Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the remit of the UK Space Agency is; when he plans to appoint a Space Agency director; what resources he has...

      UK Space Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what the cost of launching the UK Space Agency was; and what the cost of developing the Agency's (a) website and (b)...

      UK Space Agency

      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department commissioned external organisations to assist with the launch of the UK Space Agency.

  • Treasury

    • Council Tax

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Glenrothes of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 391W, on council tax, whether his Department has...

    • 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 22 November 2005, what the purpose and function is...

      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 31 March 2003, paragraph 1.05, if he will place in...

      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 22 November 2005, if he will place in the Library a...

      Council Tax: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer which opinion research company conducted the People's Panel research for the Valuation Office Agency's Council Tax Revaluation 2007 Programme; what reports...

      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 20 January 2004, paragraph 3, if he will place in...

      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 17 February 2004, paragraph 5, if he will place in...

      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 24 May 2004, paragraph 3, 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 23 November 2004, paragraph 7, if he will place in...

      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 3.10, if he will place in...

      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 25 May 2005, if he will place in the Library a copy...

      Departmental Contracts

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

      Departmental Energy

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate the Office of Government Commerce has made of the extent of the use of (a) voltage optimisers and (b) equivalent technologies within...

      Departmental Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 5 January 2010, Official Report, column 103W, on departmental marketing, how much (a)...

      Economic Situation: Multiple Births

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what consideration he has given to the financial situation of multiple birth families; and if he will make a statement.

      Employment

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the number of (a) public and (b) private sector jobs contracted to deliver public services which were relocated offshore in...

      Equitable Life Assurance Society: York

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the number of Equitable Life pension fund members resident in City of York constituency.

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much funding from the (a) European Social Fund and (b) European Regional Development Fund was available to Wales in (a) 2009-10 and (b) each of the...

      EU Grants and Loans: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the level of EU funding for Wales of the new cohesion policy provided for by the Lisbon Treaty.

      Government Departments: Bank Cards

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many Government procurement cards were reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in the last year for which figures are available.

      Government Departments: Buildings

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what targets have been set for Government departments to reduce the cost of their estates; and what estimate he has made of the likely level of savings in...

      Government Departments: Consultants

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the total cost to the public purse was of expenditure by Government departments on consultancies in the last year for which figures are available; and...

      Government Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 604W, on Government departments: marketing, (1) what the estimated cash value is of...

      Government Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 24 February 2010, Official Report, column 604W, on Government departments: marketing, what the estimated level of savings is from...

      Government Departments: Marketing

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate his Department has made of the total cash spend on marketing, advertising and public relations by central Government in the last 12 months;...

      Government Departments: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the policy of approving bonus payments of over £50,000 will apply to all staff.

      Government: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 26 February 2010, Official Report, column 806W, on public expenditure, whether the £500...

      Infrastructure: Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what budget has been allocated for the work to be undertaken by Infrastructure UK in its investigation into the cost of delivering major infrastructure...

      Local Government: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Meriden of 25 January 2010, Official Report, column 598W, on local government: cost effectiveness, what...

      Local Government: Cost Effectiveness

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the working estimate is of the cash value of local government's contribution to the Operational Efficiency Programme's target of £8 billion of...

      Non-domestic Rates

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what notification to the Valuation Office Agency is required of business rate payers when a hereditament is split; and how many such notifications were made...

      Non-domestic Rates: Ports

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much the Valuation Office Agency spent on administering the separate rating of port companies in each year since 1999; and how many of the agency's...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 6 July 2009, Official Report, column 605W, on non-domestic rates, what the change in rateable value on the ratings list...

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many hereditaments with rateable values over £50,000 in each local authority area are on the 2010 Rating List.

      Non-domestic Rates: Valuation

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the average rateable value of hereditaments is in each local authority area.

      Pakistan

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will place in the Library a copy of the Chief Secretary to the Treasury's itinerary for his recent official visit to Pakistan; (2) whether the...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 26 February 2010, Official Report, column 803W, on Pre-Budget Report 2009, what estimate he...

      Public Expenditure

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 26 February 2010, Official Report, column 806W, on public expenditure, what the reason is...

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the Barnett consequentials are for Wales of the savings to be made by each Department following Budget 2010.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much money is available to the Welsh Assembly Government under the Barnett formula for financial year 2010-11.

      Public Expenditure: Wales

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the consequential changes are to Government expenditure in Wales arising from the £11 billion savings announced by Government departments...

      Public Sector: Databases

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the Operational Efficiency Programme, what discussions his Department has had with private sector organisations on the role of common...

      Revenue and Customs: Telephone Services

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the (a) average time taken for a call to be answered, (b) average time spent waiting in a call queue, (c) average call duration, (d) number of...

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) if he will take steps to ensure that UK nationals may not be non-domiciled for income tax purposes if evidence shows that to all intents and purposes...

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what his latest estimate is of the number of UK nationals who are non-domiciled for income tax purposes.

      Taxation: Domicile

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will estimate the loss to the Exchequer arising from UK nationals who are non-domiciled for tax purposes in the latest period for which figures are...

      UK Membership of EC: West Midlands

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the effect on the economy of (a) Birmingham and (b) the West Midlands of the inclusion of the UK in the EU single market.

      Valuation Office Agency

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

      Valuation Office Agency

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff (a) there were and (b) were made redundant from the Valuation Office Agency in each year since 1999; what efficiency savings the agency...

      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, what...

      Valuation Office Agency: Pay

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what bonuses have been awarded to each board member and director of the Valuation Office Agency in each of the last three years.

      Valuation Office Agency: Visits Abroad

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 9 February 2009, Official Report, columns 1629-30W, on the Valuation Office: overseas visits, what overseas visits...

      Written Questions: Government Responses

      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer when he plans to answer question 305530, tabled by the hon. Member for Runnymede and Weybridge on 4 December 2009, on alcohol and entertainment.

  • Health

    • Blood

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that haemophilia patients will not be required to switch blood products as a consequence of the outcome of his Department's recent...

    • Breast Cancer: Ethnic Groups

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what models his Department uses to assess prevalence of breast cancer by ethnic minority grouping.

      Cancer: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) which cancer centres are located in a hospital building without the ancillary services of an acute hospital; (2) which gynaecological cancer...

      Cancer: Waiting Lists

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average time was that patients in Merseyside waited for the start of treatment for ovarian cancer in the most recent year for which figures are...

      Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health which senior civil servants in his Department left to take up jobs in the for-profit or not-for-profit healthcare sector in the last two years.

      Dementia

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many letters he has received on his Department's most recent dementia awareness campaign in the last six months.

      Dental Services: Bognor Regis

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons dentists at the Maywood Surgery and Flansham Park Surgery in Bognor Regis were not invited to bid for the contract to provide dental...

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Buildings

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

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

      Departmental Furniture

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has incurred expenditure on antique furniture in the last five years.

      Departmental Internet

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

      Departmental Public Expenditure

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, column 1399W, on home care services: finance, what estimate he has made of his Department's...

      Departmental Sick Leave

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many sick days were taken by staff of his Department in each month of each year since 1997.

      Drugs: Rehabilitation

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many residential places were available for drug rehabilitation of under 18-year-olds in England in each year since 2000.

      Family Nurse Partnership Programme

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in the original 2007 pilots of the family nurse partnerships; and which of those pilots is planned to be developed for wider...

      General Practitioners: Primary Care Trusts

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from general practitioners on their funding from primary care trusts.

      Health Services: Armed Forces

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 11 January 2010, Official Report, columns 15-16WS, on medical care (veterans), what estimate has been...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many non-British residents received NHS treatment in North West Cambridgeshire constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much of the cost of treating non-British residents on the NHS in North West Cambridgeshire constituency was recovered by charging the patient or the...

      Health Services: Overseas Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to the NHS of treating non-British residents in North West Cambridgeshire constituency in each of the last 10 years.

      Health Visitors

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many health visitors there were in each primary care trust area in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.

      Home Care Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the Personal Care at Home Bill's compliance with the new burdens doctrine for local authorities.

      Hospitals: Manpower

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in the NHS in each hospital in North West Cambridgeshire constituency (i) in 1997 and (ii) on the...

      Hospitals: Mortality Rates

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will request the Care Quality Commission to investigate the reasons for the hospital standardised mortality ratio in 2007-08 at hospitals in (a)...

      Hospitals: Parking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to NHS hospital trusts on charging their staff to park in trust car parks; and if he will make a statement.

      Hospitals: Security

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what the annual cost of security staff in NHS hospitals in Shropshire has been in each year since 1997; (2) what percentage of security cameras at...

      Influenza

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the written ministerial statements of 23 February 2010, Official Report, column 40WS, on pandemic flu and 22 March 2010, Official Report,...

      Injuries: North Yorkshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an estimate of the number of (a) broken bones, (b) lacerations, (c) fractures and (d) sprains that were diagnosed in respect of...

      Mental Health Services: Advocacy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 125-6W, on mental health services: advocacy, how frequently information on the...

      NHS

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health in which (a) primary care trust area and (b) parliamentary constituency each NHS acute trust is located.

      NHS: Finance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department spent on each programme funded from its centrally-managed budget in each year since 1997-98; and how much his Department plans to...

      NHS: Standards

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the evidential basis is for the use of models of risk prediction for the NHS Health Check.

      Nurses: Schools

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 29 March 2010, Official Report, column 806W, on nurses: schools, to how many school clusters in England a school nurse is allocated.

      Opposition

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has undertaken costings of the policies of the (a) Conservative party and (b) Liberal Democrat party at the request of Ministers...

      Prosthetics: Health Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what statistics his Department collects on (a) demographic, (b) diagnosis and (c) treatment information held at prosthetics service centres in England;...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to his Department's press release of 18 August 2009 on proton therapy services, what progress his Department is making in identifying...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1400-01W, on medical treatments abroad, in which countries the patients for whom proton...

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1400-01W, on medical treatments abroad, which individuals sit on the proton reference panel.

      Radiotherapy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 4 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1400-01W, on medical treatments abroad, what the average cost of an individual course of...

      Shropshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what official visits (a) he and (b) his predecessors have made to Shropshire in the last five years.

      Social Services: Cambridgeshire

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people eligible for adult social care in Cambridgeshire; and what methodology was used to calculate the...

      Social Services: Finance

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

      Vaccination

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he plans to publish guidance on the vaccination of women and girls who do not meet the criteria for inclusion in the national programme; and what...

      Viral Diseases

      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who are infected with the xenotropic murine leukaemia virus-related virus.

  • Children, Schools and Families

    • Cafcass

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent estimate he has made of the time taken by staff of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service to...

    • Children In Care: Missing Persons

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children went missing from care in each local authority area in each of the last five years.

      Children: Abuse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to ensure that recent reforms to child protection systems are (a) implemented and (b)...

      Children: Human Trafficking

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department has taken to increase provision of accommodation for child victims of trafficking.

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding from the Home Access Programme has been allocated; how many families have received assistance from the scheme;...

      Children: Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to minimise the risks to children arising from their use of the internet.

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what recent assessment he has made of the standard of services for vulnerable children in Calderdale; and what steps his...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families on how many occasions each Government Office of the Regions agreed to extend a deadline for the publication of a serious case...

      Children: Social Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the average number of pages was in a (a) report on and (b) summary of a serious case review in the most recent period for...

      Departmental Buildings

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families 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 Children, Schools and Families whether his Department provides subsidised gym facilities for its staff.

      Departmental Energy

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

      Departmental Food

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what account his Department's food procurement policy takes of animal welfare.

      Departmental Higher Civil Servants

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many grade 2 civil servants are employed in his Department.

      Departmental Information Officers

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) communications and (b) press officers were in post in his Department on the latest date for which information is...

      Departmental Internet

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department and its predecessor have commissioned since...

      Departmental Marketing

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

      Departmental Official Hospitality

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the five most expensive hospitality events hosted by his Department and its agencies were in the last three years; and what...

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what public information helplines his Department runs; and what contracts have been awarded by his Department for the running of them.

      Departmental Telephone Services

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what the (a) average time taken to answer a call, (b) average waiting time for members of the public during a call, (c)...

      Departmental Temporary Employment

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 16 March 2010, Official Report, column 734W, on departmental temporary employment, what the total...

      Electronic Warfare

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what assessment he has made of the effects on the critical infrastructure of his Department of an electromagnetic pulse strike...

      Families: Government Assistance

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many recipients of Family Unit Current Grants there are expected to be in each category in 2010-11.

      Free School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many white boys eligible for free school meals finished compulsory schooling in (a) 2003 and (b) 2008.

      Freud Communications

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer of 15 December 2009, Official Report, column 1068W, on Freud Communications: public relations, for what...

      GCE A-level

      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 achieved three A grades at...

      GCE A-Level: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils eligible for free school meals achieved (a) one or more A to G grades, (b) three or more A to C grades and (c)...

      GCE A-Levels: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals achieved three A grades at A-level in (i) 1980 and (ii) the...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of secondary schools there were at which over (a) 30, (b) 50 and (c) 70 per cent. of pupils...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in receipt of free school meals achieved seven GCSEs, including (a) physics, (b) biology, (c) chemistry, (d)...

      Gcse

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

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children obtained five GCSEs at grades A* to C including English and mathematics in schools where (a) fewer...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils who gained five GCSEs at grades A* to C did so by passing a qualification equivalent to (a) one, (b) two and...

      Gcse

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of students in each London borough achieved five or more grades at A* to C at GCSE or equivalent in each of the...

      GCSE: Disadvantaged

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals did not achieve A* to C at GCSE in...

      Gifted Children: Sussex

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what percentage of pupils in (a) Lewes constituency and (b) East Sussex have participated in gifted and talented programmes in...

      Health Visitors: Children's Centres

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start (a) centres and (b) health visitors there are in each London borough; and how many such (i) centres and (ii)...

      Languages: GCSE

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what percentage of pupils at the end of Key Stage Four in current National Challenge schools (a) took and (b)...

      Mathematics: GCE A-Level

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many white (a) boys and (b) girls eligible for free school meals achieved an A grade in A-level further mathematics in (i)...

      Multiple Births

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to assist multiple birth families; and if he will make a statement.

      Music: Primary Education

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps his Department is taking to encourage the teaching of music in primary schools; and if he will make a statement.

      Olympic Games: Canada

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) Ministers and (b) officials from his Department are planning to attend the Winter Olympics in Vancouver in February...

      Primary Education: Curriculum

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department had spent on preparations for implementation of the recommendations of the Rose Review of the Primary...

      Public Sector

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

      School Meals

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what guidance schools have been given on the implementation of the Healthy Eating in Schools paper; and how much has been spent on...

      Schools: Cadets

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much Government funding school combined cadet forces have received in each year since 2005; and if he will make a statement.

      Schools: Email

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much (a) primary, (b) secondary, (c) special and (d) all schools spent on maintaining email addresses for school staff and...

      Schools: Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will extend the terms of reference of his Department's review of the provisions which prevent the promotion of racism in...

      Schools: Racism

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will place in the Library a copy of the list of all organisations consulted by (a) Mr Maurice Smith and (b) officials of...

      Schools: St. George's Day

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families whether his Department plans to promote St. George's Day in schools in 2010.

      Schools: Vetting

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Peterborough (Mr. Jackson) of 25 February 2010, Official Report, column 695W, on...

      Social Services: Children

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of children in custody have previously been in care.

      Sure Start Programme: Greater London

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many Sure Start (a) centres and (b) health visitors there were in each London borough in each year since 2003.

      Teachers: Males

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many primary schools in each (a) local authority area and (b) constituency did not have a male teacher at the latest date...

      Teenage Pregnancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what plans he has for a successor strategy to the teenage pregnancy strategy.

      Truancy

      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of primary school pupils were persistent absentees in each (a) local authority area and (b)...

  • House of Lords

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 10 March (WA 61-2), where all experimental data sets contained in applications to market genetically...

    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many trials of genetically modified crops were undertaken in England in each year from 2002 to 2009; how many were completed; and what evaluations were carried...

      Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are proposed for disposing of waste products after starch extraction from Amflora potatoes; and, if they are to be processed into animal feeds,...

      Agriculture: Maps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many farmers have had their landholding reduced after having been sent a final map by the Rural Payments Agency.

      Agriculture: Maps

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of (a) landholdings, and (b) the area covered by the mapping scheme, had been notified by the Rural Payments Agency to landholders by the end of...

      Anguilla

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the outcome of their recent discussions with the Chief Minister of Anguilla.

      Animal Health: Exotic Diseases

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who will take the lead in the event of an outbreak of exotic disease under their proposals for sharing costs and responsibility for animal health and welfare.

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in the light of the approaches of the Governments of the United States and Argentina towards British sovereignty over the Falkland Islands, they will...

      Armed Forces: Afghanistan

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 16 March (WA 147), whether the Ministry of Defence received representatives of the aid agencies on 26...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Harrier aircraft are (a) in service with HM Armed Forces, and (b) in operational condition. To ask Her Majesty's Government where the Harrier aircraft...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there will be a gap in capability during the transition between retiring Harrier pilots and training Joint Strike Fighter pilots.

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many military exercises involving a take-off and landing from an aircraft carrier the Royal Air Force has conducted in the past four years; and using which...

      Armed Forces: Aircraft

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of soldiers serving in the Parachute Regiment are fully qualified to conduct a static-line jump from a Hercules aircraft.

      Armed Forces: Job Cuts

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what (a) regiments, and (b) service roles, will the cut of 500 jobs from the Army be aimed at, following the announcement by the Ministry of Defence on 22 March.

      Armed Forces: Languages

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to increase the number of Dari Persian speakers deployed to Afghanistan serving in Her Majesty's Armed Forces.

      Armed Forces: Wounded Personnel

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures are in place to protect injured service personnel at Selly Oak Hospital from abuse by civilian patients and their visitors.

      Bangladesh

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they are making to the Government of Bangladesh and the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to address humanitarian issues in the...

      BBC: Public Service Broadcasting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with the BBC Trust about the relative costs to licence fee payers of (a) BBC Radio 6, (b) BBC Asian Network, (c) BBC Radio 3...

      Belfast Agreement

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 March (WA 151), what discussions they have had about funding to the Irish and Ulster-Scots...

      British Embassies: Military Attaches

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British embassies were without a military attaché in each year since 2005.

      Budget: Efficiency Savings

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the breakdown of the £11 billion of efficiency savings announced in the 2010 Budget to be achieved by 2012-13, detailing each item forecast to save...

      Chemicals: REACH Regulation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of gaining authorisation of a critical substance under the European Union Regulation on the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and...

      Children: Creches and Nurseries

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what regulations are in force for crèches and nurseries in England and Wales concerning access to open space by children.

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following the passage of the Cluster Munitions (Prohibitions) Bill, when all cluster bombs will be removed from the American bases at RAF Lakenheath, RAF Welford...

      Cluster Bombs

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in which American military bases on British soil and in British overseas territories are cluster bombs held; and what verification arrangements they have made to...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Payment Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 March (WA 118), what estimate the Rural Payments Agency has made of the cost to those farmers awaiting...

      Common Agricultural Policy: Single Payment Scheme

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 15 March (WA 118), whether the 35 outstanding claims for 2007 include the 31 claims referred to in the...

      Community Broadband Network

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Young of Norwood Green on 23 March (WA 275) concerning the funding of the community broadband network, whether they will...

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 15 March (WA 120), whether they will publish the summary of key property types, with personal information that...

      Council Tax

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 15 March (WA 120), whether a conservatory is considered by the Valuation Office Agency when assessing the value of...

      Courts Service: Estates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Statement by Lord Bach on 18 March (WS 80-81), how many magistrates' courts there were in 1997; how many there will be following the...

      Crime: Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many convictions for rape there were in each of the past five years in England and Wales; and what percentage of prosecutions for rape resulted in convictions.

      Crime: Rape

      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many prosecutions for rape in the past five years the defence of consent was raised.

      Debt: Rural Areas

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to the Commission for Rural Communities' report Rural Money Matters: a support guide to rural financial inclusion, how the 24 face-to-face debt...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Minister for Africa, Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead, raised with the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo during her recent visit the treatment...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (a) the government of the Democratic Republic of Congo, (b) the government of Rwanda, (c) the government of Uganda, (d)...

      Democratic Republic of Congo

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to (a) the government of Rwanda, and (b) the African Union, and through the European Union and the United Nations, on the...

      Disabled People: Mobility Scooters

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they have taken to implement the recommendations of Carriage of Mobility Scooters on Public Transport-Feasibility Study, published by the Department...

      Drugs: Heroin

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the economic and social effects in Switzerland of making heroin legally available for addicts under medical supervision in the...

      Elections: Armed Forces

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (a) British Armed Forces personnel, and (b) British Armed Forces personnel deployed to Afghanistan, are registered to vote; and what action they are...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the activities authorised by Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority research licence R0152 include the use of donor nuclei from diabetic patients;...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the most recent progress report for Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority licence R0145 (pertaining to an inspection on 15 May 2008) made no reference...

      Embryology

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the remarks by the then Minister of State at the Department of Health, Dawn Primarolo, on 22 October 2008 (Official Report, Commons, col. 387), which...

      Energy: Microgeneration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the value for money for the public purse of the £8.6 billion estimated cost of the feed-in tariff scheme.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether Teesside has been listed as a potential location for the Mitsubishi wind turbine investment in the United Kingdom.

      Energy: Wind Turbines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what sites in the United Kingdom they recommended to GE and Siemens as potential locations for wind turbine manufacture.

      EU: Border Surveillance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support the use of pilotless drones and other unmanned air vehicles for European Union border surveillance; and what is their assessment of any...

      EU: External Action Service

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how the proposed budget of the European External Action Service of €45 billion over seven years will be spent; what will be the heads of expenditure; and...

      EU: Financial Stability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they will hold with governments of the eurozone member states about financial markets' stability.

      Financial Institutions: Financial Stability

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure that executives of financial institutions take decisions which assist long-term financial stability instead of short-term profit.

      Financial Services Authority

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure the Financial Services Authority can appropriately supervise the activities of large financial groups in the stock market.

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 23 February (WA 282-3), (a) why South Central Strategic Health Authority in its 2008 public consultation...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Baroness Thornton on 23 February (WA 282-3), what further steps will be taken to assess the risks of osteosarcoma in young males...

      Fluoridation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 July 2009 (WA 280), what advice if any they have received about the analysis by Dr Peter Mansfield of...

      Government: Law Officers

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answers by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 22 February (WA 227-28) and 22 March (WA 246), whether Ministers of the Crown are entitled to seek...

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 March (WA 163), whether they will set out the visits by the Secretary of State for Northern...

      Government: Ministerial Visits

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many times during the past four years (a) the Prime Minister, (b) the Foreign Secretary, and (c) other ministers, met (1) the President, the Prime Minister or...

      Haiti: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made in the reconstruction of Haiti; and what contribution they are making towards it.

      Haiti: Reconstruction

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what arrangements are in place for co-ordinating international assistance in the regeneration of Haiti; and what is the role of the United Nations and...

      Health: Cancer

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to improve the intra-operative radiation therapy services available to those diagnosed with breast cancer.

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many cases of transfusion transmitted infections have been reported in each year since the inception of the United Kingdom Serious Hazards of Transfusion...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what measures they have taken to prevent transfusion-transmitted infections; and what consideration is given to emerging pathogens and those whose range will be...

      Health: Contaminated Blood Products

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House copies of the Department of Health memoranda from 1985 about patients with haemophilia who contracted HIV and...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of how many (a) adults, and (b) children, in the United Kingdom have type 1 diabetes. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the cost to the National Health Service of treating type 1 diabetes and its effects. To ask Her Majesty's Government what is...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people with type 1 diabetes who use insulin pump therapy are offered access to a dose adjustment for normal eating (DAFNE) course or an equivalent course.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many working days have been lost due to diabetes and its effects in each of the past five years.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of diabetes and its effects.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have undertaken a cost-benefit analysis of the effects of the qualifying age range of 40 to 74 for the NHS Vascular Risk Assessment programme on the...

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether insulin-dependent diabetes has been successfully treated in any species by nuclear transfer; and, if so, how.

      Health: Diabetes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the treatment of diabetes with the drug Avandia.

      Health: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with interested parties, such as the British Medical Association and employers, to resolve gaps in junior doctor rotas.

      Health: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking regarding junior doctor training within the scope of the European working time directive.

      Health: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what research they have undertaken to ascertain the effect of gaps in junior and middle-grade doctor rotas on patient safety.

      Health: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the opportunities for use of simulation in junior doctor training.

      Health: Doctors

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had on alterations to junior doctor training following the implementation of the European working time directive in August 2009.

      Health: Republic of Ireland

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 17 March (WA 189), whether they will place in the Library of the House the exchange of letters between the...

      Health: Tuberculosis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provision is made for the diagnosis and treatment of tuberculosis, including drug-resistant tuberculosis, amongst failed asylum seekers and those in detention...

      House of Lords: Members

      To ask Her Majesty's Government following proposals to reduce the number of members of the House of Lords, whether the Prime Minister will desist from nominating more Peers, except those formerly...

      House of Lords: Members' Broadband Useage

      To ask the Chairman of Committees what broadband connectivity performance Peers are provided with during working hours; when that was last independently audited; and what was the outcome.

      Immigration

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many travellers arriving in the United Kingdom in each of the last 12 months have been refused entry at the border; and how many of those have claimed asylum.

      India: Dalits and Adivasis

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the attainment of the millennium development goals among Dalits and Adivasis in India.

      India: Orissa

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the success of the Department for International Development's programmes in Orissa state, India.

      Israeli Embassy: Demonstrations

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many individuals have been charged, convicted and imprisoned following arrest in the January 2009 demonstrations outside the Israeli embassy. To ask Her...

      Local Authorities: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their most recent estimate of the cost to central Government of providing every council with top-up funding to mitigate for council taxpayers the effect of...

      Moldova

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the scrutiny reserve resolution was overridden on the proposed Council Decision extending restrictive measures against the leadership of the Transnistrian...

      Montserrat

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the risk to British citizens in Montserrat caused by the partial collapse of the dome and subsequent volcanic activity of the...

      Nuclear-powered Submarines

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the intended stationing of a tender for nuclear-powered submarines in the British Indian Ocean Territory will involve the USS "Emory S. Land"; and, if so,...

      Organophosphates

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effects exposure to organophosphates have upon mitochondrial function, in particular, to adenosine diphosphate to adenosine...

      Pensions

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the (a) payments to members, (b) employee contributions, and (c) employer contributions, of the 10 largest public sector pension schemes in the past...

      Police: Protests

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many persons were arrested in 2009 in Greater Manchester following demonstrations against Israel's military action in Gaza; how many of them were charged; how...

      Prisoners: Voting

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their response to the recommendations of the Electoral Commission on 29 September 2009 in response to the Ministry of Justice's Voting Rights of Convicted...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made directly or through the Commonwealth to the Government of Rwanda about the treatment of the political opposition there; and...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of recent grenade attacks in Rwanda.

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assistance they are giving to the independent electoral commission in Rwanda; what is their assessment of the prospects of a free, fair and democratic...

      Rwanda

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what recent discussions they have had with the government of Rwanda about beginning a dialogue with Rwandan Hutus living in eastern Congo.

      Schools: Church Schools

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the role of Church of England schools in improving interracial stability and the integration of young people.

      Smoking

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they propose to make smoking in cars which contain children an offence. To ask Her Majesty's Government what proposals they have to reduce the impact of...

      Taxation: Double Taxation

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend clause 59 of the Constitutional Reform and Governance Bill to override existing double taxation agreements in respect of Members of Parliament...

      Taxation: House Credit

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will introduce a tax regime for the house credit market in which interest charged at rates of 100 per cent or above is liable to tax at 100 per cent...

      Taxation: Information Exchange Agreements

      To ask Her Majesty's Government with which countries they have tax information exchange agreements other than those announced by the Chancellor of the Exchequer in his recent Budget speech.

      Taxation: Personal Allowance

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the cost of providing a transferable income tax personal allowance for all married couples with children under three. To ask Her Majesty's Government what...

      Traffic Management Act 2004

      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 5 March (WA 392), what was the outcome of their liaison with the Local Government Association about the view of its...

      Trust Ports

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether all borrowing by trust ports defined as public corporations is included in the public sector net borrowing statistics; and, if so, whether the accounts of...

      Turkey

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have assessed the sentences sought by the Turkish public prosecutor for two former leaders of the Democratic Society Party; and what assessment they...

      Universities: Funding

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Higher Education Funding Council for England to conduct an inquiry into the financial situation at the University of Cumbria.

      War Crimes

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will undertake not to grant a visa or permission to enter the United Kingdom to any individual accused by the United Nations of war crimes, rape, or...

      Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the effectiveness of the Environment Agency at closing waste facilities that are not permitted or registered as exempt facilities.

      Waste Management

      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Environment Agency concluded that the minimum safe distance from biological treatment facilities of residential properties or workplaces was 250 metres.

      Waste Management: Compost Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government what were the results of the financial impact assessment on the Environment Agency's revised policy statement on bioaerosols.

      Waste Management: Compost Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government who would meet the cost of relocating any previously identified open windrow compost site that is within 250 metres of a receptor and which does not have an...

      Waste Management: Compost Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many small-scale compost sites on farms have not met the requirements for a standard permit, in light of the Environmental Agency policy statement regarding...

      Waste Management: Compost Sites

      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the Environment Agency has considered the environmental impact of moving compost sites further away from the waste arisings in considering the 250-metre rule.

      Waste Management: Radioactive Waste

      To ask Her Majesty's Government where low-level radioactive waste storage sites are located; how many successful and unsuccessful applications for low-level radioactive waste storage have been...

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