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  • Alcohol

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Following the recent Budget, how much excise duty is imposed on (a) a pint of beer and (b) a pint of cider at the following alcoholic strengths: (1) 0.5 per cent,...

  • Benefits: Medical Tests

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When they propose to start medical tests for all of those currently in receipt of incapacity benefit.

  • British Overseas Territories

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will uprate United Kingdom state pensions in overseas territories.

  • Building Regulations

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the progress report on measures to improve compliance with part L of the building regulations, mentioned on page 21 of the 2007 energy efficiency action...

  • China: Human Rights

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether and when they have made representations to China about minorities other than Tibetans who are the victims of discrimination and persecution in China, such...

  • China: Tibet

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to secure direct talks between Tibetan exiles and the Government of China.

  • Commonwealth

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many Foreign and Commonwealth Office officials have responsibility for advising Ministers on the Commonwealth.

  • Commonwealth

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there is a Commonwealth co-ordination unit in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; and, if so, how many officials work in it.

  • Cyprus

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 12 March (WA 229), whether, in the light of President Christofias's comments in Brussels on 14 March that...

  • Cyprus (1 annotation)

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Malloch-Brown on 12 March (WA 229), whether, given the current status of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the...

  • Devolution

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether there will be a review of devolved government arrangements in Scotland; if so, what its terms of reference will be; and whether there will be a similar...

  • Diplomatic Representation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many diplomatic staff are in the British embassies in (a) Kazakhstan; (b) Tajikistan; (c) Uzbekistan; and (d) Turkmenistan; and what is the annual cost of each...

  • Diplomatic Representation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have received from British business for stronger diplomatic representation in central Asia; and what action they propose to improve such...

  • Education: Bureaucracy

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any proposals to reduce bureaucracy in education.

  • Energy: Generation Capacity

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Statement by Lord Jones of Birmingham on 10 January (Official Report, cols. 988—92) on energy policy, how they will ensure that power...

  • Energy: Performance Certificates

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why they are not implementing energy performance certificates until September.

  • Energy: Wind Generation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to increase the number of offshore wind farms around the British Isles.

  • Eritrea

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the statement by the Government of Eritrea on 1 February regarding the United Nations Security Council Resolution 1798, particularly the...

  • Flooding

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What mechanisms are in place to (a) review and (b) overturn planning decisions made by local authorities to build new dwellings in areas of high flood risk.

  • Flooding

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What (a) number and (b) percentage of new dwellings were built in areas of high flood risk in each year since 1997 in (1) England and (2) each government region;...

  • Fluoridation (1 annotation)

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 30 January (WA 122—23), what is their assessment of the appropriateness of the British Fluoridation...

  • Fluoridation (1 annotation)

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Darzi of Denham on 21 November 2007 (WA 78), why the advice note to which the Answer referred members of the public on the...

  • Health: London Review

    asked Her Majesty's Government: (a) what was the total number of consultation responses to Lord Darzi of Denham's review Healthcare for London: A Framework for Action; and (b) how many of these...

  • Health: London Review

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will publish the cost to date (a) in total, and (b) broken down by major cost area, to the public purse of Lord Darzi of Denham's review Healthcare...

  • Health: Next-stage Review

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What their most recent estimate is of (a) the cost to date, and (b) the total expected cost to the public purse, of Lord Darzi of Denham's National Health Service...

  • Iraq: Food Security

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their response to the recent report by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, which claims that food security could be adversely affected by...

  • Iraq: Prisoners

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean on 6 January 2004 (WA 31) concerning prisoners captured in Iraq, what inquiries they made before...

  • Iraq: Women and Girls

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking in relation to the increasing number of young Iraqi women and girls who have left Iraq and are turning to prostitution in Syria.

  • Manchester: Regeneration

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Statement by Lord Davies of Oldham on 26 February (Official Report, cols. 571-73), when the first report of the ad hoc ministerial group appointed...

  • Northern Ireland Office

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress is being made on the reduction of the number of employees in the Northern Ireland Office.

  • Northern Ireland: Terrorist Threat

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What is their assessment of the threat from any terrorist group in Northern Ireland.

  • Northern Rock

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 March (WA 253) regarding Granite, how much financial benefit Northern Rock has had as an economic...

  • Northern Rock

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 March (WA 253) regarding Granite, how much tax the company has paid since it was formed.

  • Northern Rock

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 March (WA 253) regarding Granite, whether any net surplus on a winding up would accrue to Northern Rock.

  • Northern Rock

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Davies of Oldham on 13 March (WA 253) regarding Granite, how many other banks and building societies have similar...

  • Ordnance Survey

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to make the Ordnance Survey's MasterMap available free of financial or legal restrictions.

  • Prisoners: Northern Ireland

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many prisoners in Northern Ireland absconded and were free for (a) less than a week; and (b) more than a week, in each of the last five years.

  • Public Appointments: Northern Ireland

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 19 March (WA 30) concerning appointments by the Northern Ireland Office to three non-statutory ad hoc advisory...

  • Railways: Accidents

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What are the latest figures showing the delay in minutes from (a) accidents on the railways involving bridges; (b) fatalities on the railways; and (c) unlawful...

  • Railways: Carriages

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many of the 1,300 extra railway carriages promised in the high-level output statement published in 2007 have been ordered from manufacturers.

  • Railways: East Coast Main Line

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the proposals in Network Rail's strategy for the east coast main line satisfy the aspirations of the successful franchise bid and reflect the likely rise...

  • Roads: Trenches

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will make it a requirement that when a utility company cuts a trench in a road the whole width of the carriageway or footway is resurfaced and not...

  • Somalia

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the seizure of the town of Jowhar in Somalia by Islamist fighters.

  • Sudan: Darfur

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What discussions they have had with the African Union's President on the African Union's difficulties in contributing to the Darfur peacekeeping mission.

  • Transport: Heavy Goods Vehicles

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the cost of upgrading highways and bridges to accommodate the last increase on maximum lorry weights to 44 tonnes.

  • Transport: Insurance

    asked Her Majesty's Government: For the last two years for which figures are available, (a) how many vehicles seized under Section 165A of the Road Traffic Act 1988 have had to be returned, and...

  • Vehicles: Speed Limits (1 annotation)

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have any plans to require new road vehicles to have a maximum speed of 70 miles per hour for road safety reasons.

  • Water Resources Act

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What progress is being made in implementing recommendation 7 of Lord Donaldson of Lymington's report into the "Sea Empress" (Cm 4193) regarding amending Section...

  • Winter Fuel Payment

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many pensioners received winter fuel payments in each of the five parliamentary constituencies in the city of Manchester in 2007-08.

  • Young Offenders

    asked Her Majesty's Government: On how many occasions the Youth Justice Board has used the power granted to it by Section 34 of the Offender Management Act 2007 to place sentenced children in a...

  • Young Offenders

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many people under 18 are serving indeterminate sentences for public protection; and of those how many were aged 15, 16 or 17 when they were sentenced; and How...