Written answers
Monday, 15 March 2010

  • Prime Minister
    • Departmental Internet
      To ask the Prime Minister pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 862W, on departmental internet, what the cost was of the website redesign.
    • East of England
      To ask the Prime Minister which constituencies he has visited in the East of England in 2009; and what the date was of each such visit.
    • Envoys and Special Representatives
      To ask the Prime Minister which (a) envoys and (b) special representatives personally appointed by him have (i) resigned and (ii) been dismissed.
    • Intelligence Services
      To ask the Prime Minister if he will publish the (a) current and (b) former guidelines issued by his Department to officers of those intelligence services which fall within his responsibilities...
    • Reading Berkshire
      To ask the Prime Minister (1) when he informed the hon. Member for Reading West of his visit to Reading on 1 March 2010; (2) when he informed Reading borough council of his visit to Reading on...
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Agriculture
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he has made a recent assessment of the level of the administrative burden on the agriculture industry.
    • Agriculture
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage retailers to purchase domestically-produced agricultural products.
    • Biodiversity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment he has made of the UK's progress towards reaching the EU target to halt biodiversity loss by 2010; and if he...
    • Common Agricultural Policy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether he plans to discuss with the devolved administrations his Department's policy on the reform of the Common...
    • Dangerous Dogs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many people resident in each local authority area were (a) prosecuted and (b) convicted for offences under the...
    • Departmental Information Officers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs pursuant to the answer to the hon. Member for Ruislip Northwood of 9 February 2010, Official Report, columns 924-25W, on...
    • Departmental Public Relations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the cost of contracts with public relations consultancies was for each non-departmental public body within his...
    • Greater Manchester
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Manchester, Gorton constituency, the...
    • Textiles: Waste Disposal (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many tonnes of (a) carpet and (b) mattresses were sent to landfill in each of the last five years; and what proportion...
    • Wetlands: Conservation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs for what reasons Natural England has declined to consider evidence on damage to the Lymington Marshes RAMSAR site presented...
    • Wildlife: Birds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department consulted with (a) the RSPB, (b) the Hawk and Owl Trust and (c) other animal welfare groups on its...
  • Northern Ireland
    • Departmental Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much his Department spent on office refurbishments in each of the last 10 years.
    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last five...
    • Departmental Domestic Visits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the cost of travel for his staff between England and Northern Ireland was in each of the last six years.
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 5 March 2010, Official Report, column 1489W, on the Afghan Campaign Medal, whether he has agreed to the proposed change to the...
    • Aircraft Carriers (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence with reference to his speech in Portsmouth on 25 February 2010, what recommendations of a future defence review could lead to the cancellation of the...
    • Armed Forces: Deployment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of whether the armed forces are able to undertake a military operation on the scale and complexity of that undertaken for the...
    • Armed Forces: Drinking Water
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if his Department will provide funding for production of the water purification systems ordered by the US administration for deployment in prototype form...
    • Armed Forces: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what recent assessment he has made of the nutritional value of food provided to military personnel serving in combat operations abroad.
    • Armed Forces: Private Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on education in independent schools for the families of members of the armed forces in each of the last 12 years.
    • Armed Forces: Rescue Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what other aircraft his Department has with the capability equivalent to a Nimrod MR2 in (a) co-ordinating major off-shore incidents and multi-agency...
    • Armed Forces: Reserve Forces
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of the membership of the (a) Territorial Army, (b) Royal Navy Reserve, (c) Royal Marine Reserve and (d) Royal Auxiliary...
    • Army: Lost Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army weapons have been reported (a) lost and (b) stolen in each of the last 12 months.
    • Army: Manpower
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) required, (b) actual and (c) fit-for-task strength is of each corps of the Army; (2) what the (a) required, (b) actual and (c)...
    • Defence Academy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what part of his Department is to provide the support for operational design presently given by the Defence Academy's Advanced Research and Assessment...
    • Departmental Languages
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) Ministers and (b) civil servants in his Department received coaching in a foreign language in the last 12 months; what expenditure his...
    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many full-time equivalent staff of each grade are employed by his Department to assist special advisers.
    • Departmental Vetting
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions applications for employment in (a) the Ministry of Defence and (b) the Armed Forces have not passed beyond vetting procedures due...
    • Ex-servicemen: Prisoners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what methodology his Department uses to determine the number of veterans in prison in England and Wales.
    • Met Office
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how often the Met Office Review Group has met in the last 12 months.
    • Met Office
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when his Department's officials next plan to meet the Shareholder Executive to discuss the future of the Met Office.
    • Met Office
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether there have been any changes in membership of the Met Office Review Group since it was established.
    • Met Office: Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Met Office staff are paid more than £100,000 per year.
    • Middle East: Navy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will use the assets of the Royal Navy to protect Free Gaza ships in international waters.
    • Nuclear Submarines
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects the concept design for the Trident successor submarines to be finalised; and what effect the delay in this process will have on the...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Employment and Support Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the number of claimants of employment and support allowance who have moved into paid employment in the last 12 months.
    • Pensioner Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps she plans to take to reduce the level of pensioner poverty.
    • Age Concern: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 8 March 2010, Official Report, columns 76-77W, on the Pension Service: Torbay, whether she plans to provide...
    • Carer's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if she will review the requirement that a carer must provide at least 35 hours of care a week to receive the carer's allowance for the purposes...
    • Carer's Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment she has made of the effect of the carer's allowance on the standard of living of carers and their dependants.
    • Council Tax Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the monetary value of (a) claimed and (b) unclaimed council tax benefit by each client group in 2008-09.
    • Departmental Buildings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on office refurbishments in each year since its inception.
    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in her Department in each of the last five...
    • Departmental Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in her Department were responsible for each instance of fraud or attempted fraud attributable to such staff (a) against the...
    • Departmental Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what estimate she has made of the losses from (a) the benefits system and (b) other areas attributable to fraud committed by staff of her...
    • Departmental Information Officers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many staff in her Department and its agencies have the status of (a) embedded communicators or (b) are members of the Government...
    • Employment Schemes: Private Sector
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent representations she has received on provision of Jobcentre Plus services through the private sector.
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1028-29W, on employment schemes: young people, which (a) Jobcentre Plus...
    • Employment Schemes: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps her Department has taken to obtain the support of businesses for its work to assist young people into employment.
    • Future Jobs Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs have been provided by the Future Jobs Fund in each local authority area; what estimate she has made of the range of...
    • Future Jobs Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs have been created under the Future Jobs Fund by (a) local authorities and (b) third sector organisations to date.
    • Jobcentres: Courier Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much her Department spent on sending customer documents by courier between jobcentres and benefit delivery centres in the last financial...
    • Jobseeker's Allowance: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many (a) claimants and (b) claimants aged 16 to 24 years registered as new claimants in respect of jobseeker's allowance following the...
    • Oil: Storage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what reports she has received on alternatives to oil storage tanks at the Oikos site in Haven Road, Canvey; what representations she has...
    • Oil: Storage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment the Health and Safety Executive has made of possible risks to local residents and businesses from the operation of the Oikos...
    • Personal Accounts Delivery Authority
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what information her Department holds on the number of jobs under the Personal Accounts Delivery Authority contract for scheme administration...
    • Poverty
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many of those aged 16 to 24 years old were classed as living in poverty in each financial year since 1996-97.
    • Social Security Benefits: Disabled
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what criteria recipients of (a) disability living allowance and (b) attendance allowance under special rules are required to meet; (2)...
    • Social Security Benefits: Parents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how much funding her Department has allocated to increase access to (a) benefits and (b) back-to-work schemes for low-paid and unemployed...
    • Social Security Benefits: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many 18 to 25-year-olds are claiming jobseeker's allowance or other benefits.
    • Unemployment Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent assessment she has made of the effect on benefit claimants of the period between which they move into work and have their benefit...
    • Unemployment Benefits: Medical Examinations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) how many and what proportion of people claiming (a) incapacity benefit and (b) employment and support allowance attended a medical...
    • Winter Fuel Payments: British Nationals Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many winter fuel payments were made to persons living outside the UK in 1996-97; and what estimate she has made of the number of winter...
  • Home Department
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many retailers have been convicted of an offence of persistent sale of alcohol to a person under 18 years in each year since 2006.
    • Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) with reference to the answer of 26 June 2009, Official Report, columns 1204-5W, on crime, how many incidents related to public...
    • Crime Prevention: Retail Trade
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with shopkeepers and representatives of small businesses to identify methods of enhancing the security and safety...
    • Crime Prevention: Retail Trade
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what discussions he has had with representatives of the security industry on the provision of cheaper and more up-to-date security systems...
    • Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many reports of (a) violent crime and (b) serious violent crime there were in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the...
    • Identity Cards: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much his Department paid to each management consultancy for client-side advice in relation to the Identity and Passport service National...
    • Motor Vehicles: Seized Articles (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many cars were seized by Lancashire Constabulary for (a) crushing and (b) other means of disposal in each of the last five years.
    • Motor Vehicles: Seized Articles
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how much revenue was raised from (a) crushing and (b) other means of disposal of cars in (i) Lancashire and (ii) England and Wales in each...
    • National Identity Register
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department pursuant to the answer of 26 January 2010, Official Report, column 817W, on the National Identity Register, what the estimated total...
  • Transport
    • Cycling: Safety (2 annotations)
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what priority his Department gives to increasing safety for cyclists; (2) if he will arrange a press conference to publicise the...
    • Departmental Manpower (1 annotation)
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many of his Department's staff (a) are seconded to BAA and (b) were so seconded in each of the last five years; what the roles were of...
    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many full-time equivalent staff of each grade are employed by his Department to assist special advisers.
    • Departmental Public Expenditure
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what plans his Department has to consult trade unions when considering the funding and spending priorities of his Department for 2009-14.
    • Derby-Manchester Railway Line
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will assess the effect of reopening the Derby to Manchester rail line to passenger rail traffic; and what recent discussions he has...
    • First Capital Connect: Fixed Penalties
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport on how many occasions First Capital Connect has been issued with a financial penalty for not providing enough seats for rail passengers in...
    • Greater Manchester
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Manchester, Gorton constituency, the effects on that...
    • Kemble-Swindon Railway Line
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 4 February 2010, Official Report, columns 456-7W, on the Kemble-Swindon railway line, whether the discussions...
    • Railways: York
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport (1) what estimate he made of the number of passengers who began journeys at York railway station in (a) 1996-97 and (b) the latest year...
    • Railways: York
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many trains a day ran between York and (a) London, (b) Leeds and (c) Scotland each day in (i) 1996-97 and (ii) the latest year for...
    • Rapid Transit Systems: Luton
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport from which budget the Luton Dunstable busway funding announced on 10 March 2010 will come.
    • Roads: East Sussex
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the timetable is of the decision-making process for confirmation of the compulsory purchase and side road orders for the Bexhill to...
    • Roads: Tolls
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the answer of 3 March 2010, Official Report, column 1196W, on roads: tolls, when the most recent discussions referred to in the...
    • Snow and Ice
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what discussions he has had with representatives of local authorities on the gritting of roads during the recent severe weather conditions.
    • Southeastern
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport pursuant to the contribution by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State of 6 January 2010, Official Report, column 99WH, on what date he...
    • Stroud
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Stroud constituency, the effects on that constituency of...
    • Trade Unions
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport how many days staff of his Department and its agencies spent on trade union activity in the latest year for which figures are available; and...
    • Traffic Commissioners
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Transport what the budget of the Office of the Traffic Commissioners is for 2009-10; where each of their offices is; and what powers local authorities...
  • Women and Equality
    • Equality and Human Rights Commission
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what discussions the Government Equalities Office (GEO) has had with the Treasury on its response to the recommendation of the recent Public Accounts...
    • Official Engagements
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equality what her official engagements are in March 2010.
  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Cinemas: Hearing Impaired
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate he has made of the number and proportion of cinemas equipped to show films with subtitles for the deaf and...
    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much has been paid in reimbursable expenses to special advisers in his Department in each of the last five years.
    • Departmental Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what categories of his Department's expenditure generate a Barnett consequential for Wales.
    • National Heritage Memorial Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment his Department has made of the effect of the proposed 50 per cent. reduction in the budget of the National Heritage...
    • Theatre: Young People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many tickets have been (a) made available and (b) used in relation to each theatre participating in the free theatre tickets scheme.
    • Tourism: Olympic Games 2012
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how much funding his Department plans to provide to promote the tourism opportunities provided by the London 2012 Olympics.
  • House of Commons Commission
    • Members' Staff: Pensions
      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission what discussions the House of Commons Commission has had with the Independent Parliamentary Standards...
    • Members: Allowances (1 annotation)
      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 837W, on Members: expenses, what the...
    • Nurseries
      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 185W, on nurseries, whether the full business...
    • Nurseries
      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission whether the works proposed to convert Bellamy's Bar, the Astor Suite and Bellamy's Clubroom into a day nursery...
    • Nurseries
      To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 185W, on nurseries, if he will place in the...
  • Health
    • Accident and Emergency Departments: Birmingham
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of patients spent more than four hours in accident and emergency departments in Birmingham in each year since 1997.
    • Cancer: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients resident in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency saw an NHS...
    • Cancer: Medical Treatments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on its Health Technology Appraisal process in respect of...
    • Cancer: Medical Treatments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what assessment he has made of the effect of the end of life criteria used by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence on the level...
    • Carbon Monoxide: Poisoning
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will take steps to encourage awareness of the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning among ambulance, paramedic and accident and emergency staff in...
    • Care Quality Commission: Public Appointments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what timetable has been set for the appointment of a new Chair of the Care Quality Commission.
    • Community Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what consultation he plans to undertake in developing the Transforming Community Services programme.
    • Dental Services: North Yorkshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) gross expenditure including dental charges and (b) net expenditure was in respect of NHS general dental services in North Yorkshire and...
    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) disciplinary and (b) capability procedures have been (i) initiated and (ii) completed in his Department in each of the last five years; how...
    • Doctors and Nurses: Greater Manchester
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many (a) doctors and (b) nurses were employed in the NHS in the city of Manchester in (i) 1997 and (ii) 2009.
    • Electronic Warfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the effects on the critical infrastructure of his Department of an electromagnetic pulse strike caused (a) deliberately...
    • General Practitioners
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England were seen by a general practitioner in each year...
    • General Practitioners: York
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made a recent estimate of the proportion of (a) general practice surgeries and (b) general practitioners in York who offer surgeries in...
    • Health Services: Birmingham
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much the NHS spent in Birmingham in each year since 1997.
    • Health Services: York
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole time equivalent NHS (a) general practitioners and (b) general dental practitioners worked at practices within the City of York local...
    • Hearing Impaired: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what changes have been made to the level of funding provided for audiology training courses by strategic health authorities in England in the last...
    • Hearing Impaired: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps his Department is taking to maintain the number of trained paediatric audiologists in the next three years.
    • Hearing Impaired: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what deaf awareness training is provided for NHS staff.
    • Hospitals: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospitals have been built in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997.
    • Hospitals: Waiting Lists
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the average waiting time was for a diagnostic test in Birmingham in each year since 1997.
    • Hospitals: Waiting Lists
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people were on waiting lists for hospital treatment in (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997.
    • Hospitals: Waiting Lists
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people waited for over six months for NHS treatment in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England in...
    • Maternity Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent representations he has received from the Royal College of Midwives on maternity services.
    • Medical Records: Children
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether parents may opt out of the summary care record system on behalf of their children.
    • Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 193W, on NHS foundation trusts, what assessment his Department made of mortality rates at...
    • NHS: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much NHS funding has been allocated to (a) South Tyneside, (b) the North East and (c) England in each year since 1997.
    • NHS: Procurement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reasons primary care trusts in the East of England have been instructed to suspend procurement; and when they will be allowed to restart procurement.
    • Patients: Safety
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many deaths resulted from each type of patient safety incident in each year between 1997 and 2005.
    • York Hospital: Manpower
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many whole time equivalent (a) medical consultants, (b) other doctors, (c) nurses and midwives and (d) other health professionals were employed at...
  • Justice
    • Burglary: Convictions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of domestic burglary offences committed in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d)...
    • Crimes of Violence: Convictions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of offences related to (a) violent crime and (b) serious violent crime in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside,...
    • Drugs: Crime
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many people were convicted of offences related to drugs in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England and...
    • Electoral Register
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what his estimate is of the public expenditure cost nationally and locally of implementing the Government's announcement in April 2008 that address...
    • Electronic Warfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what assessment he has made of the effects of an electromagnetic pulse strike caused (a) deliberately and (b) through solar activity on the critical...
    • National Offender Management Service: Birmingham
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much funding was provided in Birmingham for (a) the Probation Service, (b) youth offending teams and (c) the National Offender Management Service...
    • Prisons: Crimes of Violence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many assaults that resulted in (a) serious injury and (b) hospitalisation took place in English and Welsh prisons in each year since 2006.
    • Prisons: Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many Prison Service Order 1300 formal investigations have taken place in each prison in each year since 2006.
    • Probation Officers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the likely change to the number of (a) probation officer and (b) probation service officer posts in Wales in financial...
    • Reoffenders
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will collect and publish re-offending rates for each prison or cluster.
    • Young Offender Institutions: Equality
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many young offender institutions have diversity manager posts; and how many such posts are vacant; (2) what provision is made for children...
    • Young Offender Institutions: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the cost of providing food in each of the young offender institutions holding juveniles was in the last 12 months.
    • Young Offender Institutions: Food
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) which young offender institutions observe guidelines on providing five pieces of fruit or vegetables a day; (2) what steps the Prison Service is...
    • Young Offender Institutions: Languages
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many children in young offender institutions do not have English as a first language; (2) how many children in young offender institutions do...
    • Young Offender Institutions: Languages
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many incidents of bullying or harassment of children who do not speak English as a first language were recorded in young offender institutions in...
    • Young Offender Institutions: Languages
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice in how many young offender institutions there is a routine assessment of the language skills of children when they are admitted.
    • Young Offenders: Hearing Impaired
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many deaf children are in custody in England and Wales.
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Aerials: Planning Permission (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many refusals of planning permission for mobile telephone masts by local authorities have been overturned by the Planning...
    • Energy Performance Certificates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 212W, on energy performance certificates, whether he has made...
    • Fire Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government for what reason the Parliamentary Under-Secretary, the hon. Member for Dewsbury, did not attend the Local Government Association...
    • Fire Services: Catering
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the (a) make, (b) specification and (c) cost is of the coffee machines in each of the regional fire control rooms.
    • Fire Services: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether the regional fire control rooms in London will be operational and live by September 2011.
    • Green Belt: Greater London
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes have been built in the Metropolitan green belt in each of the last 10 years.
    • Green Belt: St. Albans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many homes were built on land with green belt designation in St. Albans constituency in each of the last 10 years.
    • Home Buying Stakeholder Advisory Panel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government on what dates the Home Buying Stakeholder Advisory Panel has met; and if he will place in the Library copies of the minutes of...
    • Housing Revenue Accounts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what proposals he has for the reform of the Housing Revenue Account subsidy scheme; and if he will make a statement.
    • Housing Revenue Accounts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government when he expects to publish further proposals for reform of the Housing Revenue Account subsidy system; and if he will make a...
    • Housing Revenue Accounts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to end the transfer out of the national housing revenue account (HRA) of HRA surpluses paid...
    • Housing: Construction
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what percentage of new (a) affordable and (b) privately built homes had (a) one, (b) two, (c) three and (d) four or more...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many local planning authorities in England have at least one accredited assessor for Building for Life; whether it is his...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many development plans submitted as part of the Kickstart Round 1 process were deemed (a) very good, (b) good, (c)...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many assessments were added to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment's Assessment Register in each of...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many Building for Life assessments carried out for Kickstart developments have been reassessed following a request from (a)...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what annual fees are charged by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment for continued accreditation for...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what payments were made by the Homes and Communities Agency to the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment...
    • Housing: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many council and housing association homes in Birmingham did not meet the decent homes standard in each year since 1997; and...
    • Multiple Occupation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what effect the conversion of a house in multiple occupation to a single dwelling has on the calculation of the number of...
    • Non-Domestic Rates: Ports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 2 March 2010, Official Report, columns 1153-54W, on non-domestic rates: ports, for what reason the...
    • Non-Domestic Rates: Ports
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what guidance was provided to the Valuation Office Agency on steps to ensure that the assessment and rating of port businesses...
    • Sleeping Rough: York
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the number of rough sleepers in York in the (a) summer and (b) winter of (i) 1997 and (ii) the...
    • Sleeping Rough: York
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many open access beds for rough sleepers there are in York and how many such beds were provided in 1997.
    • Tackling Antisocial Behaviour
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 210W, on antisocial behaviour, how many copies of the leaflet...
    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2001, Official Report, column 216W, on tenancy deposit schemes; if he will place in the...
    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 216W, on tenancy deposit schemes, what mechanisms are in place...
    • Tenancy Deposit Schemes (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 9 March 2010, Official Report, column 216W, on tenancy deposit schemes, whether he has made an...
  • Scotland
    • Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland who authorised the issue of his Department's background paper, entitled Scotland and Defence published on 8 March 2010; when the paper was commissioned;...
    • Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether special advisers in his Department were involved in the drafting of the background paper, entitled Scotland and Defence.
    • Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland which defence establishments in Scotland he has visited since (a) taking office in October 2008 and (b) commissioning the background paper, entitled...
    • Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether his Department's paper entitled Scotland and Defence has been discussed at Cabinet.
    • Departmental Internet
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design.
    • Departmental Lost Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what property has been recorded as (a) lost and (b) stolen from his Department in the last 12 months; and what estimate has been made of the cost of...
  • Treasury
    • Banks: Pay
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will bring forward proposals to place a cap on bankers' bonuses.
    • Child Trust Fund: York
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many children in the City of York local authority area have received child trust fund payments (a) since the scheme's inception and (b) in the last 12...
    • Council Tax: Valuation
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer to the hon. Member for Bromley and Chislehurst of 2 November 2009, Official Report, column 758W, on council tax: Bromley, if...
    • Departmental Internet
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many designs for its (a) internal website and (b) intranet his Department has commissioned since 2005; and what the cost was of each such design.
    • Departmental Ministerial Policy Advisers
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many full-time equivalent staff of each grade are employed by his Department to assist special advisers.
    • EU Budget
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what estimate he has made of the percentage change in the UK's net contribution to the EU budget between 2008-09 and 2010-11.
    • Greater Manchester
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will set out, with statistical information related as directly as possible to Manchester, Gorton constituency, the effects on that constituency of his...
    • Investment Income Surcharge
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer with reference to the answer of 17 July 2008, Official Report, column 629W, on investment income surcharge, what the equivalent figure is for 2008-09.
    • Israel: EU External Trade
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer for what reasons HM Revenue and Customs (a) refused preference for and (b) investigated consignments of imports from Israel under the EU-Israel Trade...
    • Public and Commercial Services Union
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what recent representations he has received from the Public and Commercial Services Union on the job security of its members who work for his Department and...
    • Revenue and Customs
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what procedures are in place to communicate agreed redundancy and relocation arrangements to staff at HM Revenue and Customs offices which are scheduled to...
    • State Retirement Pensions
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will make it his policy to increase the state earnings-related pension scheme (SERPS) by 2.5 per cent. in line with the basic state pension; and what...
    • Tax Allowances: Forestry
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will take steps to improve the tax incentives to charities engaged in tree planting and reforestation with traditional species of tree.
    • Taxation: Domicile
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) what requirements passport holders from (a) Belize and (b) each other foreign country must satisfy to be granted non-domicile status in the UK for...
    • Valuation Office Agency: Termination of Employment
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many senior staff have (a) resigned and (b) taken early retirement from the Valuation Office Agency for each reason since 2004.
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Boilers: Government Assistance (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the total cost to his Department of administering the boiler scrappage scheme.
    • Climate Change: Costs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the net cost to the Exchequer of the Government's Climate Change Agreements in (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11...
    • Combined Heat and Power
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how much of the UK's electricity supply was generated from good quality combined heat and power sources in the most recent year for...
    • Electricity: Disconnections
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many domestic electricity customers were disconnected as a result of non-payment of bills in each year since 1997.
    • Energy: EC Action
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what recent progress has been made on implementation of the EU's third energy package; and if he will make a statement.
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what provision has been made under mandated social price support in respect of electricity and gas to increase the level of support...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate his Department has made of the effect of social tariffs in reducing the level of fuel bills in households which rely on...
    • Energy: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what consideration he has given to structuring mandated social price support to support households reliant on heating fuels; and if he...
    • Fuel Oil
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the level of competition in local heating fuel supply markets in the UK; and if he will make a statement.
    • Office of Gas and Electricity Markets: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the budget is of the Office of Gas and Electricity Markets for (a) 2009-10, (b) 2010-11 and (c) 2011-12.
    • Public Bodies: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what budget has been set for the (a) Coal Authority, (b) Committee on Radioactive Waste Management, (c) Nuclear Decommissioning...
    • Totnes Town Transition Group (2 annotations)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to the answer of 22 February 2010, Official Report, columns 74-5W, on the Totnes Town Transition Group, by what mechanisms...
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • European Union
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what issues he has identified as strategic priorities for the European Union; and if he will make a statement.
    • Falkland Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations the US administration has made to his Department on the subject of the UK's sovereignty in respect...
    • Falkland Islands
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will issue a demarche to the US administration about the US Secretary of State's call for talks on sovereignty in respect...
    • Intelligence Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether the guidelines issued by his Department to officers of those intelligence services which fall within his...
    • Nuclear Disarmament: International Cooperation (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what papers the Government has prepared for the nuclear non-proliferation summit in Washington DC on 12 and 13 April 2010; which...
    • Terrorism: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he has made an estimate of the amount of money which has been provided by individuals and organisations in the US to...
  • Children, Schools and Families
    • Building Schools for the Future Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families in which schools in each local authority area a school rebuilding project is under way under the Building Schools for the Future...
    • Building Schools for the Future Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families which local authorities (a) have reached financial close for their Building Schools for the Future (BSF) projects, (b) are part...
    • Departmental Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much was spent on advertising by (a) his Department and (b) each (i) non-departmental public body and (ii) executive agency...
    • Education Maintenance Allowance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many people in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) England have received...
    • Gcse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in (a) comprehensive and (b) independent schools were entered for GCSE examinations in (i) physics, (ii)...
    • Gcse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils achieved at least five GCSE grades at A* to C in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North...
    • Gcse
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils did not obtain at least one GCSE at Grade C or above, excluding equivalents, in each (a)...
    • GCSE: Disadvantaged
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of pupils who were (a) eligible and (b) not eligible for free school meals achieved five A* or A...
    • GCSE: Greater Manchester
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils in schools in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency gained five GCSEs at grades A*...
    • National Curriculum Tests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children achieved at least level 3 in each subject at Key Stage 1 in each year since such...
    • National Curriculum Tests
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many and what proportion of children in receipt of free school meals achieved at least level (a) 2 and (b) 2b in each...
    • National Curriculum Tests: Leeds
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many 11 year-olds in schools in Leeds North West constituency attained level four or above in Key Stage 2 in (a) 1997...
    • Pupil Exclusions: Poole
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many pupils excluded from school in Poole were readmitted on appeal in the latest period for which figures are available.
    • School Improvement Partners: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much his Department spent on School Improvement Partners in the latest year for which figures are available.
    • Schools: Essex
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) how many pupils in schools in (a) Essex and (b) Castle Point obtained five GCSEs at grade A* to C or equivalent in (i)...
    • Teachers: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families (1) what his most recent assessment is of the operation of the system of continuous professional development of teachers; (2)...
    • UK Youth Parliament
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families if he will publish his response to the document Preventing Terrorism and Violent Extremism produced by the UK Youth Parliament and...
    • Vocational Education
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what mechanisms are in place for the benchmarking of teaching practice in vocational courses in schools.
    • Youth Justice: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families for which parts of the youth justice budget he plans to protect funding in each of the next three years.
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Adult Education: Finance
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate has been made of the number of learners with a learning difficulty and/or a learning disability...
    • Apprentices: Standards
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have attended on apprenticeship targets.
    • Departmental Freedom of Information
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many freedom of information requests his Department, its predecessors and its executive agencies replied to in...
    • Departmental ICT
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information technology projects initiated by (a) his Department and (b) its agencies were cancelled prior to...
    • Departmental Public Relations
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which public relations companies have had contracts with (a) his Department and (b) each of its (i) non-departmental...
    • Departmental Recruitment
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much his Department and its agencies spent on external recruitment consultants in the last 12 months.
    • Departmental Travel
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what expenditure his Department has incurred on international travel since 2007.
    • Education: Wolverhampton
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how much capital expenditure his Department has allocated to (a) the University of Wolverhampton and (b)...
    • Higher Education: Anti-Semitism
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he ( a) has taken and (b) plans to take to deal with anti-Semitism (i) on university campuses and (ii) in...
    • Higher Education: Anti-Semitism
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what meetings have been held of the higher education sub-group of the cross-government working group on anti-Semitism...
    • Higher Education: Milton Keynes
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people resident in Milton Keynes (a) applied for and (b) were accepted onto a place at university in each...
    • Higher Education: York
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many young people from City of York constituency started a degree course in (a) 1996, (b) 2005 and (c) 2009.
    • Higher Education: York
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many UK (a) undergraduate and (b) post graduate students there were at the (i) University of York and (ii)...
    • Islamic Organisations: Finance
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has provided funding to Islamic organisations in each year since 2005.
    • Minimum Wage
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will make an assessment of the extent to which income at the rate of the national minimum wage is sufficient to...
    • National Science and Engineering Week
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans his Department has to mark National Science and Engineering Week.
    • Overseas Companies: Ethiopia
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills which British companies were operating in Ethiopia on the latest date for which information is available.
    • Radio Frequencies
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to ensure that opportunities for market entry are maximised under the proposed combined...
    • Radio Frequencies
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for what reasons he is providing direction to OFCOM to implement wireless radio spectrum modernisation.
    • Science: Finance
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills from which areas of his Department's budget for science he expects to make savings.
    • Students: Loans
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in respect of how many student loan applications consideration was delayed in the period from September to December in...
    • Students: Loans
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many people of each age in each local authority area had a debt with the Student Loans Company on the latest date...
    • Students: Personal Records
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills how many pieces of information (a) universities and (b) further education colleges are required to gather on...
    • Students: Radicalism
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what information his Department holds on the number of students (a) suspended and (b) expelled from university as...
    • Teachers: Qualifications
      To ask the Minister of State, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills what discussions officials of his Department have had with officials of the Department for Children, Schools and...
  • International Development
    • Burundi: Females
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether he has plans to provide assistance for programmes for the political and social empowerment of women in Burundi, with particular...
    • Civil Society Challenge Fund
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether the Civil Society Challenge Fund operates across the UK.
    • Civil Society Challenge Fund: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many organisations from Northern Ireland have received funding from the Civil Society Challenge Fund since its inception; and how...
    • Civil Society Challenge Fund: Northern Ireland
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how many information seminars on the Civil Society Challenge Fund his Department has held in Northern Ireland since the inception of...
    • Developing Countries: Climate Change
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department spent on assisting developing countries dealing with the effects of climate change in each of the last five years.
    • Ethiopia: Overseas Aid
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much aid his Department provided to Ethiopia (a) to each recipient and (b) through each distributing organisation in each of the...
    • Haiti: Autism
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development whether his Department has made an assessment of the autism needs of the Haitian population; and whether his Department or its...
    • WaterAid: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development how much his Department contributed to WaterAid in each of the last five years.
  • House of Lords
    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is a requirement for scientific studies outside the control of the applicant to be submitted during the assessment and approval process for...
    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the indirect effects on all life-forms of producing herbicide-tolerant genetically modified crops and foods, including the presence of toxic chemical...
    • Alcohol
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Myners on 1 March (WA 318), whether they will estimate the cost to HM Treasury of introducing a zero duty rate on beers of...
    • Armed Forces: Fatalities
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Taylor of Bolton on 9 December 2009 (WA 127), how many United Kingdom service personnel died during the period 1919 to 31...
    • Armed Forces: Mental Health
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many British armed forces personnel have been discharged on mental health grounds in each year since 2005.
    • Association of Southeast Asian Nations
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have directly or via the European Union made representations about religious freedoms to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what provisions are in force for the control of nuclear waste and pollution in the British Indian Ocean Territory; and what contingency plans exist should a...
    • British Indian Ocean Territory
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether there is any dispute concerning the boundaries of the British Indian Ocean Territory Exclusive Economic Zone with any neighbouring states; and, if so,...
    • British Overseas Territories: Shipwrecks
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what information they hold on shipwrecks around the British overseas territories; and what measures have been taken to secure their historic value for those...
    • Broadcasting: Digital Radio
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what level of digital radio usage has been measured in the last three years; whether they plan to increase the ability to receive digital radio signals; and what...
    • Buying Solutions
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much was paid by the Department for Work and Pensions and its agencies to (a) PricewaterhouseCoopers, (b) KPMG, (c) Deloitte, (d) Ernst and Young, (e) Grant...
    • Census
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Crawley on 13 January (WA 155-6), what criteria were used in the 2011 census ethnic question prioritisation exercise;...
    • Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payments
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many single farm payments are outstanding for the years 2007 and 2008; how many farmers have not received full payment of their 2007 and 2008 entitlements; and...
    • Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payments
      To ask Her Majesty's Government in how many cases where single farm payments are outstanding the delay is due to computer problems at the Rural Payments Agency.
    • Common Agricultural Policy: Single Farm Payments
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many upland farmers are overdue single farm payments for each of the years from 2004 to 2009; and how much is outstanding for each of those years.
    • Consultancy Services
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Food Standards Agency spent on (a) public relations consultants, and (b) public affairs consultants, in each of the past three years; and for what...
    • Council Tax
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress has been made to change the name of council tax benefit to council tax rebate; and when they will commence the process of changing it.
    • Council Tax
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will place in the Library of the House a summary of key property types and their values, as referred to on page 5 of the Valuation Office Agency's...
    • Department for Culture, Media and Sport: Culture
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in relation to the nomenclature of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, they have a definition of "culture".
    • Department for International Development: Staff
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Dalits are employed by the Department for International Development in their offices in India and Nepal (a) in total, (b) in clerical positions, and (c)...
    • Embryology
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 10 February (WA 135-7), what were the services provided to the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority...
    • Embryology
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Thornton on 19 January (WA 224-5), whether the use of women's eggs for research is considered a serious matter by the...
    • Energy: Wind Farms
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their forecast of the number of on-shore and off-shore wind-farm units in 2015.
    • Expenditure: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average purchase price, excluding value added tax, of a 500-sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier paper paid by the Health and Safety Executive in...
    • Expenditure: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by (a) the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and (b) the Government Equalities...
    • Expenditure: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by (a) the Environment Agency, (b) the Waste Resources Action Programme, and (c)...
    • Expenditure: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government with reference to the Office of Government Commerce document Saving money on office stationery, what is the annual expenditure by public sector organisations on...
    • Expenditure: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average purchase price, excluding value added tax, of a 500-sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier paper paid by the National Archives in the...
    • Forced Marriage
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether any forced marriage protection orders have been made in cities with large British Asian populations such as Blackburn, Bradford or Leicester. To ask Her...
    • Forests
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Huw Irranca-Davies, on 8...
    • G8
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what additional funds they have or will commit to research over the next three years as part of the G8 $20 billion commitment for global food security which states...
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by the Department for International Development in the latest year for which...
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by the Scotland Office in the latest year for which figures are available.
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by the Ministry of Justice in the latest year for which figures are available.
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by (a) the Department of Health, and (b) the NHS Purchasing and Supply Agency, in...
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills in the latest year for which...
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the total expenditure, excluding value added tax, on photocopier paper by the Department of Energy and Climate Change in the latest year for which figures...
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 19 January (WA 235), whether they will publish the average purchase price, excluding value added tax, of a 500-sheet...
    • Government: Office Equipment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what was the average purchase price, excluding value added tax, of a 500-sheet ream of white A4 80 gsm photocopier paper paid by the Office of Government Commerce...
    • Housing: Brownfield Sites
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to use brownfield sites for housing in England, rather than using green belt land.
    • Housing: Valuation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether (a) solar panels, and (b) a small wind turbine, are considered by the Valuation Office Agency when assessing the capital value of a dwelling for a council...
    • Immigration
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead on 4 March (HL2336), whether any other department keeps statistics on how many British citizens have...
    • Iraq
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Iraqi refugees there are in countries neighbouring Iraq.
    • Kyrgyzstan
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will pursue treaties or co-operation agreements with Kyrgyzstan covering (a) double taxation, (b) protection of investment, and (c) culture and education.
    • Legal Aid
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Bach on 24 February (WA 305-6), what was the expenditure on legal aid per capita in (a) Northern Ireland, and (b) England and...
    • Legal Aid: Northern Ireland
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the agreement at Hillsborough Castle increased the annual Northern Ireland legal aid budget final allocation from £80 million in 2008-09 to £100...
    • Live Music
      To ask Her Majesty's Government with regard to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport report Live Music: An Analysis of the Sector, of 28 January, (a) what is the definition of the term...
    • Maldives
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have held with the Government of the Maldives about the proposal to create a marine protected area in the British Indian Ocean Territory...
    • Ministry of Defence: Data Loss
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people have been affected by incidents of data loss at the Ministry of Defence in each of the past five years.
    • NHS: Foundation Trusts
      To ask Her Majesty's Government which applications to merge hospital trusts or other NHS organisations have been made to the Co-operation and Competition Panel since its establishment.
    • NHS: Independent Sector
      To ask Her Majesty's Government on what grounds the Department of Health has instructed primary care trusts in the east of England that they cannot seek service providers from outside the...
    • Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the public consultation period for a bill of rights for Northern Ireland has been extended to 31 March; how many responses had been received from individuals...
    • Olympic Games 2012
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will ask the Olympic Delivery Authority formally to respond to the recent National Audit Office report on co-ordination between bodies responsible for...
    • Overseas Territories: South Atlantic Federation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the advantages of forming a south Atlantic federation of overseas territories for the Falkland Islands and St Helena, Ascension and...
    • Passports
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many United Kingdom passports were reported (a) lost, and (b) stolen, during each of the past five calendar years; and how many of those were lost in transit...
    • Powers of Entry etc. Bill [HL]
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord West of Spithead on 14 November 2007 (WA 25), under which Acts and secondary legislation listed in the Schedule to the Powers...
    • Public and Commercial Services Union: Redundancy
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the proposed arrangements on redundancy that have led to the dispute with the Public and Commercial Services Union.
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 9 March (HL2546), whether their plan to let the East Coast franchise in 2011 takes account of the experience of the...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 9 March (HL2546), whether their plan to let the East Coast franchise in 2011 takes account of their intention to...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 9 March (HL2546), whether their plan to let the East Coast franchise in 2011 takes account of the state of the...
    • Railways: Franchises
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Lord Adonis on 9 March (HL2546), whether their plan to let the East Coast franchise in 2011 takes account of their intention to...
    • Rwanda
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the government of Rwanda's progress towards achieving the principles in the Harare Commonwealth Declaration, with particular reference...
    • Schools: Racism
      To ask Her Majesty's Government who has been consulted as part of the Maurice Smith review of the provisions which prevent the promotion of racism in schools; and on what dates.
    • Tajikistan
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will pursue treaties or co-operation agreements with Tajikistan covering (a) double taxation, (b) protection of investment, and (c) culture and education.
    • Tajikistan: UK Diplomatic Staff
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will review the no-child policy applicable to United Kingdom-based diplomatic staff posted to Ashgabat and Dushanbe.
    • Turkey
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they are monitoring the payment by the Government of Turkey of compensation of €40,000 to 20 journalists, awarded in January by the European Court of...
    • Turkey
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made representations to the government of Turkey about the conditions of imprisonment of Mr Abdullah Ocalan on Imrali island, following comments...
    • Water Management
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what response they have given to representations by the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) that United Kingdom water quality standards will not reach the necessary...
    • Waterways: Ecology Status Targets
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they expect all inland, coastal and estuary waters to meet the ecological standard set by the European Union Water Framework Directive (2000/60 EC) by 2015.
    • Waterways: Ecology Status Targets
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the criteria by which the Environment Agency will allow exceptions if some waters do not reach the ecological standard set by the European Union Water...