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  • Ulster-Scots Agency

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the Northern Ireland Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure stopped the Ulster-Scots Agency's policy of targeting social need by removing the appropriate...

  • Northern Ireland: Accidental Dwelling Fires

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 22 March (WA 74) concerning cigarette-related fires in Northern Ireland, how many fires were started by...

  • Northern Ireland: Languages

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why a leaflet produced by the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety entitled The New GP Contract (reference 299/2003) is not...

  • Iraq: Car Bombs

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many car bombs have been intercepted by security forces in Basra this month.

  • Defence Spending

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What the total government expenditure on defence in the years 2000–01, 2001–02, 2002–03 and what are the expected totals for 2003–04 and...

  • MoD and Environmental Tectonics Corporation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 16 January (WA 111–112), whether they have reached a settlement with Defence and Environmental Tectonics...

  • Reservists

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Bach on 20 April (WA 24), why the reserve standard award for the mobilised members of the Reserve Forces has not been...

  • NATO: Ground Surveillance System

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is the present status of the NATO air-to-ground surveillance (AGS) programme; to what extent the United Kingdom is participating in that programme; and how...

  • Airborne Stand-off Radar Programme

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the Airborne Stand-off Radar (ASTOR) programme is still expected to result in the acquisition of five aircraft at a cost of £83.3 million each and...

  • Watchkeeper

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for enhancing the capabilities of Watchkeeper by incremental acquisition after its initial entry into service.

  • Watchkeeper

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What constraints there are on the transmission by Bowman of streamlined video images provided by Watchkeeper.

  • Watchkeeper

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have for making Watchkeeper available to warships of the Royal Navy.

  • Iraq: Civilian Deaths

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Iraqi civilians were killed by coalition forces in the month of March 2004.

  • Education: Targets

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When they expect to reach their target that 85 per cent of 19 year-olds achieve a level 2 qualification.

  • Pensions Bill: Limited Price Indexation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessments have been made, in the context of the Pensions Bill, of the impact that reducing limited price indexation will have on the number of pensioners...

  • Pensions Bill: Limited Price Indexation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the rates of poverty among people aged over 80 are likely to be affected by the reduction in limited price indexation as outlined in the Pensions Bill.

  • Pensions Bill: Pension Protection Fund

    asked Her Majesty's Government: From where, if the Pensions Bill becomes law as now drafted, the extra resources required by final salary pension schemes to pay the Pension Protection Fund levy...

  • Domestic Violence: Emergency Accommodation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What support they have given between January 2002 and January 2004 to organisations that give advice and emergency accommodation to lesbian, gay, bisexual and...

  • Domestic Violence: Emergency Accommodation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with Broken Rainbow LGBT Domestic Violence Service (UK) on funding to ensure that there is emergency refuge service provision for...

  • Local Authorities: Conduct of Candidates

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the local authority standards boards and their codes of conduct have any legal standing or functions in relation to the conduct of candidates, political...

  • Ofcom: Radio Spectrum

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether Ofcom has sufficient powers and technological capability to enforce appropriate controls of the 5.8GHz network, particularly in respect of dynamic...

  • Civil Partnerships: Inheritance Provisions

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to amend the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975 so as to eliminate any difference between same-sex couples and...

  • Asylum Seekers: Return to Country of Origin

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What they have done to publicise the safe return of refugees and asylum seekers to their own countries and communities, so as to counteract any public perception...

  • Asylum Seekers: Readmission to Third Countries

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will invite the European Commission to publish details of the readmission agreements with third states (for asylum seekers and others) which it is...

  • Overseas Post-graduate Students: Visa Fees

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will waive the extension of the £150 visa fee for overseas post-graduate students pursuing a Masters in Business Administration and other courses...

  • Community Punishments

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When the efficiency of the administration of community service punishment was last reviewed and which government agency is responsible for the matter.

  • Community Punishments

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether litter clearance is a suitable activity for offenders sentenced to community service punishment.

  • Prisoners: Literacy

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 25 March (WA 109–10), whether they will ensure that prison governors are aware of the...

  • Asylum Seekers from Zimbabwe

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, in the case of failed asylum seekers who are unable to return to Zimbabwe because of the human rights situation there, they will use their power to grant...

  • UK Frontiers: Security against Organised Crime and Illegal Immigration

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the frontiers of the United Kingdom are secure against (a) organised crime; and (b) illegal immigration.

  • EU Enlargement: Roma Migrants

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have made any estimates of the number of Roma people who may seek to enter the United Kingdom following the enlargement of the European Union on 1 May...

  • Passports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What charge is made for the replacement of a lost or stolen United Kingdom passport; and whether such charge covers the total cost of replacing the passport there...

  • Passports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether it is desirable that the Registrar of Births and Deaths should inform the Passport Office of deaths in order that any valid passport held by a deceased...

  • Passports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What arrangements are in place for the cancellation of the validity of a passport held by a deceased person; how many passports of deceased persons have been...

  • Passports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans there are for passports issued by member states of the European Union to include biometric detail.

  • Passports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether naturalisation information and application papers are available at all times in the Belfast Passport Office.

  • Passports

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why, in terms of passports, there are differences between British citizens and British subjects; what the differences are; and whether any changes are envisaged.

  • HMP Maghaberry: Immigration Act Detainees

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Immigration Act detainees were held in HM Prison Maghaberry at the most recent date; whether any were children or juveniles; how many were awaiting...

  • Asylum Seekers: Gender Issues

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the new Home Office instructions on gender issues will have the effect that women applying for asylum will always be interviewed by women.

  • Afghanistan: Reconstruction

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the significance of the current situation in Afghanistan in their action against Al'Qaeda; and in this context, what are they now...

  • Iraq: Amnesty International Report

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to each of the 11 recommendations in the Amnesty International report on the human rights situation in Iraq, entitled Iraq: one year on the...

  • Sudan: Darfur

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received evidence from Darfur, western Sudan, that rape is being used as a weapon of war; and what is their reponse to the comments of the United...

  • North Korea

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received the appeal issued by Christian Solidarity Worldwide on 15 April on behalf of Mr Park Yong-chol (alias Jo Yung-su), arrested in China on...

  • Vietnam: Montagnard Christians

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Vietnam regarding the killing of Montagnard Christians in the central highlands of Vietnam during...

  • Vietnam: Montagnard Christians

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have given support to the call of King Norodom Sihanouk of Cambodia that the Government of Cambodia should give refuge to Montagnard Christians...

  • Iraq: Alleged Punitive House Demolitions

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their position on the alleged policy of punitive house demolitions in Iraq; and whether they deem such policies to have had a role in provoking the recent...

  • Iraqi Special Tribunal

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will place in the Library of the House a copy of the statute establishing the Iraqi Special Tribunal.

  • Rural Delivery Review

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When their consultation on Lord Haskins's rural delivery review will start; how long it will last; and when they plan to publish the results.