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  • Airports: Heathrow

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the impact that a third runway at Heathrow Airport would have on traffic levels in the local area.

  • Aviation: Emissions

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to raise public awareness of the environmental consequences of emissions from aircraft.

  • Banking: Iceland

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps the United Kingdom financial authorities have taken to satisfy themselves, independently of the Icelandic financial authorities, of the solvency and...

  • Bonuses: DoH

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many staff working for the Department of Health were paid a bonus in each of the past five years; and what was the total amount of bonuses paid by the department.

  • British Citizenship

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the English language course "ESOL-Skills for Life" for people who are applying for British nationality or an indefinite stay visa...

  • British Citizenship

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the English Speaking Board is accredited or supported by the Home Office or any other department; and, if so, for what purposes.

  • British Citizenship

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What educational advice they use from (a) departments, and (b) elsewhere when deciding whether to approve and accredit agencies, courses and qualifications in...

  • Burma: Prisoners

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What representations they have made to the Government of Burma about the denial of medical treatment to Min Ko Naing.

  • Burma: Prisoners

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they have received representations about the denial of medical treatment to Burmese political prisoner Myo Yan Naung Thein; and what plans they have to...

  • Buses

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What steps they are taking to improve the availability of bus services in rural areas.

  • Civil Contingencies Act

    asked Her Majesty's Government: When the review of the Civil Contingencies Act 2004 will be completed; and what interim conclusions have been reached.

  • Dartford Crossing

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether consideration has been given to establishing a protocol allowing free movement of traffic through toll points at the Dartford crossing on occasions when...

  • Disability Discrimination Act

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they intend to introduce legislation amending the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, having regard to the decision of the House of Lords on 25 June in...

  • EU: Illegal Migration Directive

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the new European Union directive on illegal migration provides for detention of up to 18 months and no return for five years; whether the directive takes...

  • Fees

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answers by Lord Bassam of Brighton and Lord Davies of Oldham on 2 July (WA 40—41), whether increases in fees uprated by statutory...

  • Food: Healthy Diets

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to promote further the regular consumption of foodstuffs containing wholegrain, antioxidants and folic acid.

  • Food: Healthy Diets

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to promote healthier diets and less use of curative medical products such as energy enhancing liquids.

  • Food: Healthy Diets

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the healthier diet programmes launched by the 2004 Wanless reports have reduced the incidence of poor health amongst the general population.

  • Fuel Poverty

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many and what proportion of households are affected by fuel poverty in each (a) county and (b) region in England.

  • Hospitals: Bed Occupancy

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the causal factors underlying increased hospital bed occupancy in the winter season in (a) paediatric units and (b) neonatal units.

  • Immigration: Cost of Applications

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether, when calculating the cost of immigration applications, they have regard to the length of time the applicant has lived in the United Kingdom as a taxpayer.

  • Immigration: Failed Asylum Seekers (1 annotation)

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many failed asylum seekers have been deported to Iran in each of the past three years.

  • Medical Devices

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What plans they have to draw attention to differing interpretations by member states of the definition of a medical device as opposed to a medicinal product in the...

  • Ministry of Justice: Website

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total cost of creating the Ministry of Justice's Judge for Yourself website; what is the projected annual cost of maintaining it; and what is the...

  • NHS: Darzi Review

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What was the total cost of conducting Lord Darzi of Denham's review of the National Health Service, including staff time and publication costs.

  • Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How much was paid to staff of the Northern Ireland Office in the financial year 2007—08 as bonuses; and what the figure was for the previous year.

  • Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What grades in the Northern Ireland Office received bonuses in the financial year 2007-08; and what was the cost of such payments.

  • Northern Ireland: Burglaries

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many burglaries there were in Northern Ireland in each of the last three years; how many successful convictions there were; how many of those convicted were...

  • Post Offices: Card Account

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether the tender specification for 10,000 Post Office card account outlets details how many should be based in rural and in urban areas.

  • Post Offices: Card Account

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Why the decision on the future of Post Office accounts is to be decided by the Department for Work and Pensions; and whether that department has to consult other...

  • Post-legislative Scrutiny

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Vadera on 23 June (WA 207—08), from what date the new arrangements to carry out standardised post-legislative...

  • Press Complaints Commission

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many candidates were shortlisted for the post of lay member to the Press Complaints Commission in 2008.

  • Prisons: Drugs

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many instances of drugs being found in prisons in Northern Ireland have resulted in prosecutions in the last two years.

  • Revenue and Customs: Approved Mileage Allowance

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How much, in real terms and as a percentage, have retail prices for unleaded and diesel vehicle fuel risen since HM Revenue and Customs Approved Mileage Allowance...

  • Revenue and Customs: Dogs

    asked Her Majesty's Government: How many dogs trained to detect imports of bush meat are currently in service with HM Revenue and Customs.

  • Smoking

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What proportion of the United Kingdom population they expect to be regular tobacco smokers in 2010, as compared with 2007.

  • Telephones: Coin-operated Boxes

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What their plans are for coin-operated telephone boxes in the United Kingdom; and what obligations there are on the providers of telephone services to retain such...

  • Transport: Price Mechanism

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they support the use of the price mechanism to influence mode of travel.

  • UN: Alliance of Civilizations

    asked Her Majesty's Government: Whether they will encourage all Commonwealth countries to join the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and to appoint national co-ordinators to promote the...

  • Vaccination and Immunisation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What meetings or other communication the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has had with strategic health authorities to discuss the uptake of, and...

  • Vaccination and Immunisation

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What reporting mechanisms are in place for the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation to communicate its latest guidance for non-routine immunisations to...

  • Zimbabwe: Robert Mugabe

    asked Her Majesty's Government: What assessment they have made of the differences between rights abuses allegedly committed by the forces of Jean-Pierre Bemba, ex-Vice President of the Democratic...