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  • Tribunals and Courts: Awards of Costs

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether any awards of costs have been made within the past five years in respect of time spent by a party in preparing his or her case: (c) where the party was...

  • Tribunals and Courts: Awards of Costs

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to answer the Question tabled by the Lord Wedderburn of Charlton on 9 January (HL2256), about the award of costs in tribunals and courts,...

  • House of Lords Appointments: Applicants

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Chancellor on 25 April (WA 45) what qualities or qualifications distinguished the 51 applicants to the House of Lords...

  • Castlereagh Police Complex: Security

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether all domestic and support staff employed at the Castlereagh police complex are security cleared; and if so, to what level.

  • Castlereagh Police Complex: Security

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it would be possible for any paramilitary group involved in the break-in to the Castlereagh police complex on 17 March still to be regarded as on ceasefire.

  • Privy Council Office: Heritage Assets

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Williams of Mostyn on 11 April (WA 133), whether they will give full details of the antique furniture and heritage...

  • Provisional IRA

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether their policy changed in any way following the conviction for gun-running to Northern Ireland of Provisional IRA men in Florida; and, if so, how.

  • Northern Ireland: Linguistic Diversity

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Given the promise of total equality and parity of esteem outlined in the Belfast agreement of 1998, what is the policy of the Northern Ireland Office towards the...

  • Peers' Expenses Scheme: Motor Mileage and Bicycle Allowances

    asked the Chairman of Committees: Whether the motor mileage and bicycle allowances within the Peers' expenses scheme have been uprated.

  • Labour Party Manifesto Commitments 2001

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many commitments were contained in the general election manifesto of 2001 on the basis of which the Government were elected.

  • Middle East

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the statement by the Leader of the House on 10 April (HL Deb, cols. 430-431) after the Prime Minister's visit to President Bush, and pursuant to his...

  • FCO Antiques Register

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Antiques Register compiled for heritage items held in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's home estate properties is available to the public; and, if...

  • Zimbabwe: Former British Nationals

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they are in a position to extend help and advice through the British High Commission in Harare, or other agencies, to those farmers and their families who...

  • Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Bill: Consultation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 24 April (WA 31-32): (d) what was the bargain between the interested parties; (e) why it is not...

  • Internet "Cookies"

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the use of "cookies" to create online profiles of Internet users is contrary to the Data Protection Act 1998.

  • Internet "Cookies"

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they agree with the European Parliament's Committee on Citizens' Freedom, Justice and Home Affairs that Internet users should not be warned in advance when...

  • Consignia

    asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of their commitment during the passage of the Postal Services Bill through this House, that in connection with acquisitions and disposals, the Post...

  • Consignia

    asked Her Majesty's Government: In the light of their commitment during the passage of the Postal Services Bill through this House that, in connection with acquisitions and disposals, the Post...

  • 3G Spectrum Licences

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they believe that there is a legitimate case for spectrum-trading between the licences for 3G spectrum.

  • 3G Spectrum Licences

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is adequate scope for competition between, and innovation by, the licences for 3G spectrum; and how this is affected by the current difficulties in...

  • Employment Tribunal Membership: Freemasonry Question

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the application form for lay membership of employment tribunals contains the question ''Are you a Freemason?'' when no other voluntary associations are singled...

  • Mandatory Labelling Schemes

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their annual budget for programmes that help United Kingdom retailers comply with mandatory labelling schemes resulting from European Union directives; and...

  • Strata Florida: Proposed Windfarm

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have registered an objection to the proposed windfarm near Strata Florida Abbey in mid-Wales; and, if so, on what grounds.

  • Women Offenders

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Answer by the Lord Rooker on 29 November 2001, (HL Deb, cols 456-7), whether they have decided to establish a board responsible for women in the...

  • Terrorism and International Terrorism: Definitions

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will define what they understand by (i) terrorism; and (ii) international terrorism; whether their policy is the same in both cases; and what is that...

  • Brigadier Stephen Saunders

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress has been made by the Greek authorities in bringing to justice those who, on 8 June 2000, murdered Brigadier Stephen Saunders, the United Kingdom...

  • Russian Federation: Religious Freedom

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they consider that any of the following events demonstrate denials of freedom of conscience and religious liberty by the Russian Federation: (a) the...

  • Gibraltar

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether a timetable and agenda have been set for the talks between the British Government and the Spanish Government on the negotiations on the future of Gibraltar.

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish in the Official Report a table showing for each health authority (a) the numbers of abortions and (b) the numbers of conceptions per...

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the number of women refused an abortion because their particular circumstances do not fit the criteria in the Abortion Act 1967.

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the number of women who are expecting a disabled child and who have refused an abortion.

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is their policy to promote the equal status and rights of people with disabilities including the right to life; and Whether an abortion is usually...

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the number of selective reduction abortions in each of the last five years for which figures are available.

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they require doctors performing selective reduction of pregnancies to require a certificate stating the grounds for termination of unborn babies under the...

  • Abortion

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the total number of abortions performed since 1968; how many were to save the life of the mother; and what percentage this represents of the total.

  • Birth Defects

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Hunt of Kings Heath on 10 April (WA 99), why, in the light of the reported increase of birth defects attributable to the...

  • Food Imports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they accept that some food imported into the United Kingdom is produced to lesser standards than required of United Kingdom farmers; and whether they will...

  • NHS: Workforce Information

    asked Her Majesty's Government: In the National Health Service at the end of fiscal years 1996–97 and 2001–02, what was the number, actual or estimated, of (a) all employees; (b)...

  • Smallpox Vaccine

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the smallpox vaccine to be supplied by PowderJect Ltd will be produced in the United Kingdom.

  • Specified Risk Material

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the latest requirement to treat as specified risk material vertebral column from animals over 30 months, slaughtered under the Beef Allowance Scheme,...

  • National Insurance Contributions: Charities

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What calculations have been made of the costs of the proposed rise in national insurance contributions to charities providing 24-hour care, supported accommodation...

  • Smoking: Public Transport

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What proposals they have to ban smoking on all public transport.

  • State Retirement Pension: Postponement of Receipt

    asked Her Majesty's Government: If a male pensioner of 65 elects to postpone receiving his old age pension until age 70, what age he will have to reach in order to recover, by way of an enhanced...

  • Child Benefit

    asked Her Majesty's Government: To what extent any reduction in child benefit to a low-income family would result in an increase in other social security benefits; and which benefits would be...