Latest written answers to MPs published

11 September 2009

Nearly 330 responses to MPs' questions from 20 government departments and other bodies were published as Written Answers on 9 September.

Business Innovation and Skills

including

  • higher education
  • government financial schemes for helping UK businesses
  • regional development agencies

All Business, Innovations and Skills answers

Cabinet Office

including

  • questions to be added to the 2011 census
  • deaths from illegal drugs
  • Government's review of lobbying

All Cabinet Office answers

Children, Schools and Families

including

  • faith schools,
  • free school meals
  • financing of various departmental school programmes

All Children, Schools and Families answers

Communities and Local Government

including

  • Prevent Partnership community relations grants
  • the number of houses in England with conservatories attached
  • guidance on gypsy and traveller caravan sites

All Communities and Local Government answers

Culture, Media and Sport

including

  • progress of applications for casino licences
  • National Lottery grants 2008-09
  • public swimming pools in England opened and closed in 2008

All Culture, Media and Sport answers

Defence

including

  • medical support in Afghanistan
  • number of Ridgeback vehicles delivered to, and shipped from, the UK to theatre
  • delivery of the Reaper unmanned air system

All Defence answers

Energy and Climate Change

including

  • energy prices
  • replacing existing domestic heating systems with renewable alternatives
  • level of uptake of home insulation programmes

All Energy and Climate Change answers

Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

including

  • outstanding sums owed to farmers under the Single Payment Scheme
  • latest information on the work of the Gangmasters Licensing Authority
  • progress on discussions about surface water drainage charges on voluntary groups, churches and charities

All Environment, Food and Rural Affairs answers

Foreign and Commonwealth Office

including

  • political prisoners in Burma
  • employment of private security contractors in Iraq
  • official visits to Libya

All Foreign and Commonwealth Office answers

Government Equality Office

  • conditions of eployment in organisations with a religious ethos

All Government Equality Office answers

Health

including

  • number of non-British residents who received NHS treatment in England 2002-09
  • NHS expenditure in England since 1990
  • swine flu cases

All Health answers

Home Office

including

  • drug convictions in England and Wales from 1997-2007
  • timing on entry clearances for EEA nationals and overseas students

All Home Office answers

International Development

including

  • funding allocated for reducing levels of deforestation in developing countries
  • assessment of humanitarian situation in Sri Lanka

All International Development answers

Justice

including

  • number of bankruptcy and morgage repossessions
  • reoffending and reconviction rates of those released from prison on probation
  • number of prisoners entering treatment programmes, including detoxification

All Justice answers

Leader of the House of Commons

  • Commons Commission responsibility for publishing claims made under the additional cost allowance process

All Leader of the Commons answers

Northern Ireland

including

  • timing of introduction of police community support officers
  • number of young offenders who had previously been in care

All Northern Ireland answers

Prime Minister

  • lack of any facility to post comments on No 10 YouTube video
  • correspondence with Colonel Gaddafi.

All Prime Minister's answers

Transport

including

  • expenditure on Crossrail
  • number of foreign-registered lorries involved in serious accidents in England in 2008
  • dates of reports on road safety and cycling

All Transport answers

HM Treasury

  • Equitable Life: position on emergency compensation payments on compassionate grounds
  • total income tax paid by citizens by local authority and constituency area
  • total of tax credits paid to recipients by local authority and constituency area

All Treasury answers

Work and Pensions

including

  • information on publication of details of child maintenance arrears
  • payments to, and recovery from, people receiving indistrial injuries disablement benefit
  • New Deal work schemes

All Work and Pension answers

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