Written answers
Tuesday, 26 October 2010

  • Culture Media and Sport
    • Olympics: Sporting Legacy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what plans his Department has to secure a sporting legacy from the London 2012 Olympics.
    • BBC: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on what date his Department first held discussions with the BBC on the transfer of responsibility for (a) free television...
    • BBC: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport what discussions his Department has had with the BBC Trust on its estimate of savings required from the BBC budget consequent...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many days his Department has lost to staff sickness in each year since 1997; and what estimate he made of the cost to his...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport when he plans to reply to the letter of 6 September 2010 from the right hon. Member for Manchester, Gorton on Mr B. Webb.
    • Swimming: Concessions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport how many people participated in free swimming for those under the age of 16 and over the age of 60 years; what the cost to the...
  • Scotland
    • British Summer Time
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated in the last 20 years on the potential effects on Scotland of changes in the use of...
    • Devolution: Scotland
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent issues relating to the devolution settlement the Advocate-General has considered.
    • Green Investment Bank
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what discussions he has had with the Scottish Executive on the creation of the Green Investment Bank; what estimate he has made of the proportion of the...
    • Public Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what recent assessment has he made of the effect on public services in Scotland of the outcome of the comprehensive spending review.
  • House of Commons Commission
    • Parliamentary Education Service
      To ask the hon. Member for Middlesbrough, representing the House of Commons Commission if the House of Commons Commission will consider amending the objectives of the Parliamentary Education...
  • Leader of the House
    • House Business Committee
      To ask the Leader of the House what progress has been made on the establishment of a House Business Committee.
  • Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority Committee
    • Complaints
      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, pursuant to the answer of 27 July 2010, Official Report,...
    • Members: Allowances
      To ask the hon. Member for Broxbourne, representing the Speaker's Committee for the Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority, in respect of how many claims submitted by hon. Members and due...
  • Church Commissioners
    • Churches: Grants
      To ask the hon. Member for Banbury, representing the Church Commissioners what recent representations the Church Commissioners have made to the Government on heritage grants for churches; and if...
  • Communities and Local Government
    • Affordable Housing: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many affordable homes were built in (a) Bury North constituency and (b) the North West in (i) 2007, (ii) 2008 and (iii) 2009.
    • Aldermaston AWE: Fires
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what reports he has received on the support provided to the Ministry of Defence Fire Service by local fire services during the...
    • Anti-Semitism
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what recent representations he has received from (a) hon. Members, (b) Members of the House of Lords, (c) representative...
    • Council Housing: Rents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what definition of market rent his Department uses in respect of the proposal to raise the rents of new council tenants to 80...
    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many officials in his Department have been (a) subject to disciplinary action, (b) removed from post, (c) transferred to...
    • Departmental Per Capita Costs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government (1) what estimate he made of his Department's capital spending per head in (a) London and (b) the North West in each of the...
    • Empty Property: East of England
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many (a) privately-owned and (b) social sector homes in (i) St Albans and (ii) the East of England were vacant in each of...
    • Fire Services: Foreign Nationals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice his Department issues to fire control centres on assistance to those whose first language is not English who are...
    • Floods
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether he has considered the merits of introducing a statutory requirement for making emergency planning arrangements for flooding.
    • Housing Benefit: Landlords
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government whether his Department provides support for landlords dealing with tenants in receipt of rent allowance who fail to pay their rent.
    • Housing: St Albans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many and what proportion of homes in St Albans were (a) owner-occupied, (b) privately rented and (c) in the social rented...
    • Housing: Sustainable Development
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer of 14 October 2010, Official Report, column 371W, on housing: sustainable development, what timetable he...
    • Human Rights
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he made of the cost to his Department and its non-departmental public bodies of compliance with (a) domestic,...
    • Local Government: Publicity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will discuss with the Secretary of State for Health the merits of broadening the scope of his consultation on the Local...
    • Mayors: Referendums
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will reduce the threshold for calling a local referendum on elected mayors from five per cent. to two per cent.
    • Minerals: Planning Permission
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will review the effectiveness of the targets for strategic minerals planning.
    • Parish Councils
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government if he will bring forward proposals to encourage district councils to take into account the views of parish councils and parish...
    • Social Rented Housing: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the proportion of social homes in (a) Bury North constituency and (b) the North West which...
    • South East England Regional Assembly
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what estimate he has made of the savings accruing to the public purse from the abolition of the South East England Regional Assembly.
    • Squatting
      To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what his most recent estimate is of the number of properties occupied by squatters.
  • Transport
    • Bus Services: Standards
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport which bus operators serving Northamptonshire and Oxfordshire have been fined by the Traffic Commissioners for poor performance in the last 12 months;...
    • Bus Services: Visual Impairment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what steps his Department is taking to (a) increase the level of accessibility of public transport for those with visual impairment and (b) assist...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2009-10.
    • Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much revenue the Driver Vehicle and Licensing Agency has received from the auction of personalised registration plates in the last 12 months.
    • Motor Vehicles: Excise Duties
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will review the level of road tax payable on four wheel drive vehicles used by disabled drivers or their carers for the purpose of bringing...
    • Railways: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how much funding his Department allocated to each train operating company in each of the last 10 years.
    • Roads: Accidents
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many (a) deaths and (b) serious injuries have occurred on roads in the London borough of Bexley in each of the last five years.
    • Roads: Repairs and Maintenance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what mechanisms are in place to ensure effective co-ordination between the Highways Agency and local authorities on their respective programmes of road...
    • Speed Limits: Cameras
      To ask the Secretary of State for Transport how many fixed speed cameras there are in Bury North constituency; how much income was generated from fines levied as a result of evidence from those...
  • Work and Pensions
    • Asbestos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to transpose into UK law the classification of Chrysotile under EU Directive 97/69/EC as not requiring...
    • Departmental Asbestos
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions if he will bring forward proposals to amend existing regulations governing the safe use of asbestos cement in line with the evidence cited in...
    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many officials in his Department have been (a) subject to disciplinary action, (b) removed from post, (c) transferred to another...
    • Employment and Support Allowance: Blaenau Gwent
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people in Blaenau Gwent constituency receive (a) employment and support allowance and (b) incapacity benefit.
    • Incapacity Benefit: Brighton
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many people resident in Brighton, Kemptown constituency are in receipt of incapacity benefit; and what the equivalent figure was in each of...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he plans to reply to the letter of 14 June 2010 from the hon. Member for Oldham East and Saddleworth to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary...
    • Occupational Pensions: Public Consultation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what questions will be included in his Department's proposed consultation on provisions for occupational pension schemes switching from...
    • Older Workers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent research his Department has (a) commissioned and (b) evaluated on employers' attitudes to employing older workers.
    • Remploy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions when he expects his review of the role of Remploy Ltd to be concluded.
    • Retirement: Age
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions (1) what estimate he has made of the likely effect on the (a) number of people in the workforce and (b) level of expenditure on...
    • Retirement: Age
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the merits of taking steps to (a) help people to stay in work longer and (b) assist those aged between 50 and...
    • Sickness Benefits: Migraine
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he has made an estimate of the number of people unable to work due to severe migraines and in receipt of sickness benefit who were...
    • Social Security Benefits
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what steps he plans to take to reduce the incidence of welfare dependency.
    • Social Security Benefits: Widowed People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions whether he plans to change entitlement for widowed parents allowance consequent on the proposed changes to child benefit; and if he will make a...
    • Television: Licensing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what recent discussions he has had with the BBC on future funding of free television licences for those over the age of 75 years; and if he...
    • Welfare State: Reform
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what assessment he has made of the effects of the proposed reforms to the benefits system on the disadvantaged and vulnerable in Northern...
    • Work Capability Assessment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what changes have been made to the work capability assessment since his appointment.
  • Defence
    • Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many missions the MQ-9 Reaper has flown in Afghanistan since May 2008; and how many of those missions involved the release of each type of weapon.
    • Air Forces Crosses
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Air Forces Crosses have been awarded in each of the last three years.
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether he expects both Queen Elizabeth-class carriers to be fitted with a catapult and arrester; (2) what estimate he has made of the cost of...
    • Aircraft Carriers
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what methodology he plans to use to reach a decision on whether to decommission HMS Ocean or HMS Illustrious.
    • Atomic Weapons Establishment: Aldermaston
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he plans to review and update the ten-year site-wide 2000 Decommissioning Plan for the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston.
    • Ballistic Missile Defence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of NATO's proposal for an anti-ballistic missile shield.
    • Capita
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many contracts his Department has with Capita; and how much it has paid to Capita under such contracts in 2010-11 to date.
    • Departmental Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department spent on travel by officials (a) in the UK, (b) overseas and (c) between the UK and abroad in each of the last 12 months for...
    • Etal Group
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on how many occasions his Department has (a) terminated a contract with and (b) considered a bid for a contract from Etal Ltd. of Dundee since his...
    • European Fighter Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library a copy of his Department's 2004 report on marinisation of Typhoon aircraft.
    • Future Large Aircraft
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the in-service date is for the A400M aircraft.
    • Germany: Military Bases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who owns the land on which British bases are located in Germany.
    • Gibraltar: Military Bases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence who owns the land on which British bases are located in Gibraltar.
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Veterans Minister plans to respond to the letters from the hon. Member for Ochil and South Perthshire of 3 July and 23 September 2010, on a...
    • Nuclear Fuels: Storage
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by what date rim-sealed containers for storage of special nuclear materials at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston will be replaced by new,...
    • Nuclear Weapons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a full historical inventory of the UK's nuclear arsenal.
    • RAF Chivenor: Rescue Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that the Helicopter Search and Rescue Service based at RAF Chivenor retains 24 hours a day cover.
    • Service Personnel and Veterans Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency employed on the latest date for which figures are available; and what the monetary value of the...
    • Strategic Defence and Security Review
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what consultation other than meetings has been held with representatives of the (a) aerospace industry, (b) maritime industry and (c) other...
    • Trident
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what expenditure his Department has planned for the UK Trident warhead life extension programme; and how much it has spent on this programme to date.
    • Type 26 Frigates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his timetable is for the introduction of the Type 26 Frigate.
    • Warships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on the capacity of the Royal Navy to meet current commitments of the proposed change to the size of the surface...
    • Warships
      To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when he expects Royal Navy ships in extended readiness to be brought back into service.
  • Environment Food and Rural Affairs
    • Agriculture: Subsidies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many Single Payment Scheme leased land agreements the Rural Payments Agency failed to reinstate to the owner at the lease...
    • Agriculture: Subsidies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) what percentage of Single Payment Scheme payment entitlements were not paid owing to technical problems in (a) 2008-09...
    • Agriculture: Subsidies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average farm business income of (a) all farm types, (b) sheep farms and (c) dairy farms was in each of the last...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effect on the welfare of farmed animals of the closure of the Farm Animal Welfare Council.
    • Animals: Diseases
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what notifiable animal disease outbreaks have occurred in each of the last five years; and what estimate she has made of the...
    • Bovine Tuberculosis
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what her policy is on implementation of each recommendation of the Krebs report on the links between bovine tuberculosis and...
    • Bovine Tuberculosis
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent discussions she has had with her counterpart in the Welsh Assembly Government on the operation of the badger cull...
    • Capita
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many contracts her Department has with Capita; and how much it has paid to Capita under such contracts in 2010-11 to date.
    • Departmental Contracts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the effectiveness of quality management statements in assisting with contract decisions by...
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much was paid to officials in her Department and its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in...
    • Departmental Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how much she plans to allocate in capital funding to each agency sponsored by her Department for each of the next four...
    • Departmental Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what funding she plans to allocate to the Environment Agency for each of the next four financial years; and what funding she...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many days her Department has lost to staff sickness in each year since 1997; and what estimate she made of the cost to...
    • Environmental Stewardship Schemes: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (1) how many higher level stewardship agreements she expects to be funded by Natural England in (a) 2010-11, (b) 2011-12,...
    • Equine Infectious Anaemia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with her counterparts in the devolved Administrations on the recent outbreak of equine...
    • Equine Infectious Anaemia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with representatives of the equine industry on the recent outbreak of equine infectious anaemia.
    • Equine Infectious Anaemia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what assessment she has made of the adequacy of the compensation scheme for animals that have been compulsorily slaughtered...
    • Equine Infectious Anaemia: Disease Control
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs if she will discuss with the EU Commission the merits of an enhanced disease testing regime for intra-Community horse...
    • Fisheries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many UK-registered fishing vessels were reported as lost at sea in each of the last five years.
    • Higher Level Stewardship Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she plans to publish the projected budgets for the Natural England higher level stewardship scheme for the next four...
    • Higher Level Stewardship Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs when she expects to announce her Department's policy on the renewal of higher level stewardship schemes.
    • Horses: Disease Control
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and Sport on the bio-security of...
    • Hunting Act 2004: Convictions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many convictions there have been for offences under the Hunting Act 2004 in each year from 2005 to 2009.
    • Hydrofluorocarbons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what recent steps her Department has taken to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons in (a) refrigeration and (b) heat pumps;...
    • Slaughterhouses: Devon
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs how many abattoirs there were in Central Devon constituency in (a) 2000, (b) 2005, (c) 2007 and (d) on the latest date...
    • Task Force on Farming Regulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which (a) regulations, (b) directions and (c) circulars affecting farming and food are being examined by the Task Force on...
    • Water: Shortages
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what regulatory obligations to nearby residents there are upon water companies during major renewal or construction works.
    • Wheat: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the average farm gate price was of (a) corn, (b) wheat and (c) soya beans in each month of the last five years.
  • Justice
    • Chelmsford Prison
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice for how long the tumble drier for use by prisoners at Chelmsford Prison has not been working; and when he expects it to be repaired or replaced.
    • Courts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to increase the level of enforcement of family court orders.
    • Family Courts
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether he plans to review his Department's policy on the (a) granting of parental access to children and (b) interviewing of young children in the...
    • Juries
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what legislative proposals he plans to bring forward to protect trial by jury.
    • Magistrates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will undertake a review of the requirement for magistrates to retire from the bench at the age of 70 years.
    • Magistrates Courts: Closures
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will assess the likely effect on levels of engagement between magistrates and local communities of implementation of his proposals to close...
    • Magistrates Courts: Closures
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will estimate the change in the number of serving magistrates arising from implementation of his proposals to close magistrates courts.
    • Magistrates: Utilisation Rates
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will place in the Library a copy of the utilisation rates of each magistrates court in England in the latest period for which information is available.
    • Prison Accommodation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what guidance his Department issues to prisons on the provision of (a) curtains and (b) duvets in cells.
    • Prison Service: Taxis
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how much the Prison Service spent on taxis in each of the last five years.
    • Prisoners: Foreign Nationals
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) how many foreign prisoners were detained in each prison on the latest date for which figures are available; and how many such prisoners had...
    • Prisoners: Islam
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information his Department holds on the number of prison inmates who have converted to Islam while in prison in each of the last three years.
    • Prisoners: Mobile Phones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of his proposal to issue mobile telephones to prisoners to be released to bail accommodation.
    • Prisoners: Telephones
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many prisoners have telephones installed in their cells.
    • Prisoners: Uniforms
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what information the Prison Service holds on the number of prisoners who refused to wear (a) boiler suits and (b) other prison uniforms issued by the...
    • Prisons: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what discussions he has had with ministerial colleagues on drug addiction services in prisons.
    • Prisons: Personnel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice whether the Prison Service records the time taken by (a) prison officers and (b) other prison staff in collecting fresh clothing for inmates; and if he...
    • Prisons: Wales
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) community sentences, (b) fines, (c) custodial sentences and (d) cautions were imposed for convictions involving drug dealing for each...
    • Prosecutions: Northamptonshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many (a) men and (b) women whose last known address was in (i) Kettering borough, (ii) Northamptonshire and (iii) England and Wales were (A)...
    • Sentencing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice (1) what proportion of those enrolled on Intensive Alternatives to Custody schemes left a scheme as a result of breaching its conditions in the latest...
    • Sentencing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will bring forward proposals to extend to all criminal offences his right to appeal against unduly lenient sentences.
    • Sentencing: Transgender
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice if he will issue guidance to (a) magistrates and (b) judges on the issuing of custodial sentences to (i) transgender people and (ii) people with...
    • UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
      To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what steps his Department is taking to implement the Government's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities set out...
  • Home Department
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Prices
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department when she expects the outcomes of her Department's study on (a) the links between alcohol pricing and crime, (b) the economic impact of...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps her Department is taking to ensure that personnel working with animals in establishments designated under the Animals (Scientific...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what effects on the level of protection given to pre-hatch birds used in experimental procedures the transposition into domestic law of the...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many procedures have been licensed which were deemed likely to cause severe pain or distress to animals that could not be alleviated in...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether she intends to transpose into domestic law the derogation within the EU directive on the protection of animals used for scientific...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many inspections of establishments designated under the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 were carried out by the Animals...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department in which areas she plans to opt to maintain the provisions of the Animals (Scientific Procedures) Act 1986 for safeguarding animal welfare...
    • Animal Welfare
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what assessment she has made of the implications of the implementation on the European Directive on the Protection of Animals Used for...
    • Borders: Personal Records
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether the change in security clearance requirements for personnel working on the e-Borders programme resulted in an extension to the time...
    • Citizenship
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many people (a) applied for and (b) were granted UK citizenship in (i) each year since 1997 and (ii) each of the last eight quarters...
    • Entry Clearances: Employment
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her policy is on implementation of the proposal for a directive on the conditions of entry and residence of third country nationals for...
    • Equality Act 2010
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what steps she has taken to assess the effect on small businesses of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
    • Equality Act 2010
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate her Department has made of the cost to small businesses of implementation of the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
    • Equality Act 2010
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will estimate the number of cases expected to be brought against employers arising from the provisions of the Equality Act 2010.
    • Identity and Passport Service
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many (a) staff are employed and (b) people were interviewed in the last 12 months at each of the Identity and Passport Service...
    • Illegal Immigrants
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what estimate she has made of the likely effect on the number of removals of illegal immigrants of the planned reduction in returns awards.
    • Immigration
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many applications from UK residents returning to the UK from (a) Canada, (b) Australia and (c) New Zealand in the last year for which...
    • Law Enforcement Agencies: Assets
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what her most recent estimate is of the average annual monetary value of assets seized by law enforcement agencies in the UK; and what...
    • National Border Targeting Centre
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether changing the location of the National Border Targeting Centre resulted in an extension in the time taken to deliver the e-Borders...
    • Passports: Biometrics
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if she will re-tender the e-passport contract; and if she will consider the merits of the proposal by 3M in respect of the cost of fulfilling...
    • Passports: Fraud
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many fraudulent passports were seized in the UK in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009.
    • Trusted Borders Consortium
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many times (a) she and her predecessor and (b) the Permanent Secretary of her Department have met representatives from each of the...
    • Visas
      To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many visas of each type were issued to Mongolian nationals in each of the last 24 months; and what the average time taken was between...
  • Deputy Prime Minister
    • West Lothian Question
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister when he plans to establish a commission to consider the West Lothian question; and if he will make a statement.
    • Political Reform
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what plans he has to take account of diversity in political representation in his political reform proposals; and if he will make a statement.
    • Electoral Register
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what recent assessment he has made of the accuracy of the electoral register.
    • Elections
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will bring forward legislative proposals to put the Interim Electoral Management Board for Scotland on a statutory basis in respect of elections which...
    • Elections: Fraud
      To ask the Deputy Prime Minister what steps the Government are taking to reduce the level of electoral fraud by personation.
  • Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    • Argentina: Fossil Fuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of Argentina on fossil fuel subsidy reform.
    • Capita
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many contracts his Department has with Capita; and how much it has paid to Capita under such contracts in 2010-11 to date.
    • Departmental Press: Subscriptions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on newspapers, periodicals and trade profession magazines in each year since 1997.
    • Departmental Public Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans he has to publish equality impact assessments undertaken by his Department as part of the comprehensive spending...
    • Departmental Spending
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what estimate he has made of his Department's programme spending on (a) counter-terrorism and (b) Afghan...
    • Departmental Travel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what budget has been set for travel by Ministers in his Department in 2010-11.
    • Departmental Visits Abroad
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how much his Department spent on overseas visits for senior officials in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
    • Developing Countries: Fossil fuels
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans his Department has for discussions on fossil fuel subsidy reform with other governments; and if he will make a statement.
    • Fossil Fuels: India
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent discussions he has had with the Government of India on fossil fuel subsidy reform.
    • Human Rights
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he made of the cost to his Department and its non-departmental public bodies of compliance with (a) domestic,...
    • Ilois: Resettlement
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from the US administration on resettlement of the outer Chagos islands; when such...
    • Religious Freedom: Christianity
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs in respect of which countries he has received reports of attacks on Christians in the last three months; and what discussions he...
    • Turkey: Trials
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what observers from the UK Embassy in Turkey have been present at the trial of Kurdish defendants in Diyarbakir which began on...
    • UN Security Council
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what plans Ministers in his Department have to participate in the Ministerial level debate on women, peace and security in the...
    • UN Women
      To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimate he has made of the cost to the United Nations of the establishment of the post of Head of United Nations Women.
  • Cabinet Office
    • Absent Voting: General Election 2010
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office in which 10 parliamentary constituencies the (a) lowest and (b) highest proportion of the electorate were issued with postal vote ballot papers for...
    • Departmental Contracts
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what the monetary value is of contracts his Department has awarded to each (a) management consultancy and (b) IT company since 7 May 2010.
    • Departmental Disciplinary Proceedings
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in his Department have been (a) subject to disciplinary action, (b) removed from post, (c) transferred to another position and...
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how much was paid to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each year...
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what allowances and payments in addition to salary were available to officials in his Department and its non-departmental public bodies in each year...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many officials in his Department have had (a) fewer than five days, (b) five to 10 days, (c) 10 to 15 days, (d) 15 to 20 days, (e) 20 to 25...
    • Emergency Planning College
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Emergency College at Hawkhills in training people to deal with major flooding events.
    • Employment: St Albans
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what proportion of the working population of St Albans constituency is employed in the (a) public and (b) private sector.
    • Human Rights
      To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what estimate he made of the cost to his Department and its non-departmental public bodies of compliance with (a) domestic, (b) European and (c)...
  • Attorney-General
    • Victims of Crime: Assistance
      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase its level of assistance to victims of crime.
    • Dr Daniel Ubani
      To ask the Attorney-General what reviews the Crown Prosecution Service has conducted of its handling of the case of Dr Daniel Ubani; and if he will make a statement.
    • Cases Awaiting Trial
      To ask the Attorney-General what discussions the Crown Prosecution Service has had with the Ministry of Justice on steps to reduce the number of cases awaiting trial.
    • Unduly Lenient Sentencing
      To ask the Attorney-General what representations he has received on his recent report on unduly lenient sentences; and if he will make a statement.
    • Crime
      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the proportion of people suspected of offences under section 14 of the Policing and Crime Act 2009 who...
    • Human Trafficking: Convictions
      To ask the Attorney-General what steps the Crown Prosecution Service is taking to increase the proportion of prosecutions for offences of human trafficking which result in conviction.
    • Theft: Prosecutions
      To ask the Attorney-General what assessment he has made of factors affecting the success of prosecutions for shop theft.
  • Business, Innovation and Skills
    • Apprentices: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what his policy is on the provision of funding for pre-apprentice courses.
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what criteria his Department used to determine the locations for each superfast broadband pilot.
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills which locations considered for superfast broadband pilots were not proceeded with; and for what reason in each case.
    • Broadband
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse of each pilot scheme for superfast broadband.
    • Business
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many meetings (a) Ministers and (b) officials of his Department have had with other Departments on job and wealth creation...
    • Business
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what initiatives his Department has taken to connect with small businesses through the use of new technology (a) in...
    • Business: Females
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on the number of companies listed on the FTSE 100 index who have women on their...
    • Business: Females
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether his Department has made a recent estimate of the number of private sector enterprises (a) in each sector and (b) of...
    • Business: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans the Government have to encourage people to start up new businesses in their local areas.
    • Business: Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent discussions he has had with banks on lending to small and medium-sized businesses.
    • Business: Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to ensure that large businesses do not relocate outside the UK as a result of inadequate access to bank finance.
    • Business: Loans
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what steps he is taking to encourage banks to lend to small businesses.
    • Community Interest Companies: Greater London (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills how many community interest companies are registered in (a) Bexleyheath and Crayford, (b) the London Borough of Bexley and (c)...
    • Departmental Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether he has made an estimate of the change in the level of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department since May 2010; and...
    • Departmental Recruitment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has to recruit staff to Senior Civil Service posts in the next 12 months; and if he will make a statement.
    • Electronic Equipment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills if he will take steps to prevent the sale in the UK of electronic goods with components made from minerals illegally mined in...
    • Green Investment Bank
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills whether the Green Investment Bank will be able to raise money on the financial markets.
    • Green Investment Bank
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what forecast his Department has made of the funding that will be available to the Green Investment Bank in each of the next five...
    • Local Enterprise Partnerships: North East
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what progress has been made in his Department's consideration of applications to establish local enterprise partnerships in the...
    • New Businesses: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what (a) grants and (b) other financial support his Department makes available to start-up businesses in areas of high unemployment.
    • Overseas Investment: Mongolia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what recent representations he has received on trends in investment in Mongolia by UK-based organisations.
    • Summertime
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department and its predecessors have undertaken in the last 20 years on the potential effects of changes in the...
    • Teesside Cast Products: Government Assistance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what plans he has for the distribution of the remainder of the grant allocated by his Department to Corus TCP in December 2009.
  • Women and Equalities
    • Departmental Pay
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities (1) how much was paid to the Government Equalities Office in bonuses and other payments in addition to salary in each year since 1997; how many...
    • Departmental Visits Abroad
      To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities how much the Government Equalities Office spent on overseas visits for senior officials in the last 12 months for which figures are available.
  • Treasury
    • Businesses
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what arrangements HM Revenue and Customs have made to provide (a) advice to and (b) support for small businesses.
    • Child Benefit
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many families in (a) Stirling constituency, (b) Scotland and (c) Great Britain are receiving child benefit for (i) one child, (ii) two children,...
    • Child Benefit: Norwich
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many and what proportion of households in Norwich South constituency are in receipt of child benefit.
    • Foreign Exchange
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what assessment he has made of the adequacy of arrangements for the regulation of companies trading in foreign exchange markets; and if he will make a statement.
    • Incentives
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid in bonuses to staff of HM Revenue and Customs in each of the last three years; and how many staff in each role received such bonuses in...
    • Paye
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer on what date the management of HM Revenue and Customs was informed that miscalculations of tax liability in the PAYE system had been made resulting in the...
    • PAYE: Gateshead
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many residents of Gateshead borough have been identified as having (a) underpaid and (b) overpaid PAYE contributions during the recent automated...
    • Revenue and Customs: Manpower
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many staff HM Revenue and Customs employed at management grades in each of the last three years; and what the average salary was of such an employee in...
    • Revenue and Customs: Standards
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many HM Revenue and Customs staff were (a) disciplined and (b) dismissed as a result of (i) errors made by them and (ii) poor performance in another...
    • Senior Civil Servants: Pay
      To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how much was paid to HM Revenue and Customs staff in management grades in (a) salaries and (b) expenses in the latest period for which figures are available.
  • Energy and Climate Change
    • Carbon Sequestration: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the potential effect of the deferred introduction of the Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) Levy on the...
    • Carbon Sequestration: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change whether he intends to deliver more than one commercial-scale Carbon Capture Storage demonstration project; and if he will make a statement.
    • Carbon Sequestration: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what assessment he has made of the readiness of Carbon Capture and Storage demonstration projects to seek co-funding from the EU's...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2009-10.
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change how many officials in his Department have had (a) fewer than five days, (b) five to 10 days, (c) 10 to 15 days, (d) 15 to 20 days,...
    • Energy: Co-operatives
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his policy is on energy co-operatives.
    • Energy: Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what plans he has to meet representatives of the heating industry to discuss the Green Deal programme.
    • Energy: Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what energy efficiency measures will qualify for support under his Department's proposed Green Deal programme.
    • Energy: Private Rented Housing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to ensure take-up of the Green Deal in the private rented sector by (a) landlords and (b) tenants.
    • Feed-in Tariffs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will ensure that the support given to people who have already installed renewable electricity projects under the Feed-In-Tariff...
    • Heat Pumps
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change if he will take into account in his assessment of the renewable status of heat pumps the level of carbon dioxide emissions in respect...
    • Heat Pumps
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what information his Department collects on the fluorocarbons emitted during the manufacture and operation of heat pumps; and if he...
    • Housing: Energy
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what estimate he has made of the number of homes in respect of which the Government has contributed to energy efficiency measures (a)...
    • Housing: Insulation
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change when he expects his Department's programme for the insulation of 3.5 million homes to be completed.
    • Nuclear Power
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what the cost to his Department was of the storage of (a) spent nuclear fuel and (b) intermediate nuclear waste at reactor sites in...
    • Renewable Energy: Heating
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what his estimate is of the increase in (a) average domestic gas bills, (b) average domestic gas bills in the lowest income quintile,...
    • Tidal Power: Bristol Channel
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change pursuant to his written statement of 18 October 2010, Official Report, columns 42-46WS, on energy policy, what future plans he has for...
    • Warm Front Scheme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what steps his Department plans to take to assist the fuel-poor and vulnerable energy consumers when the Warm Front programme ends in 2011.
  • Education
    • Academies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the name and postcode is of each academy school; when each such school opened; who the sponsor is of each such school; and what the name was of...
    • Academies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what evidence he took into account in his assessment that academy schools would raise the standards of other schools in the same area; and whether he...
    • Building Schools for the Future Programme
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education pursuant to the answer of 11 October 2010, Official Report, column 10W, on the Building Schools for the Future Programme, how much capital has been...
    • Building Schools for the Future Programme: Warrington
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education (1) what recent assessment he has made of the need for building programmes at (a) Fox Wood School, (b) Green Lane School, (c) Lysander High School...
    • Children in Care: Missing Persons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the merits of holding centrally information on the number of children who have gone missing from social services care.
    • Children: Chronic Conditions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the number of children with a chronic condition requiring medical treatment in each region in the latest period for...
    • Coventry Butts Street Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans his Department has for the future of the Coventry Butts Street Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency building.
    • Departmental Billing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what the average cost to his Department was of processing the payment of an invoice in the latest period for which figures are available; and what...
    • Departmental Carbon Emissions
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he has made an estimate of the change in the level of carbon dioxide emissions from his Department since May 2010; and what steps he plans to...
    • Departmental Empty Property
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what vacant leasehold properties his Department owns; how many years are left until the lease break clause in each case; and what the average rent was...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education for how many days on average his Department's staff in each pay grade were absent from work as a result of ill health in 2009-10.
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many days his Department has lost to staff sickness in each year since 1997; and what estimate he made of the cost to his Department of sickness...
    • Departmental Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many officials in his Department have had (a) fewer than five days, (b) five to 10 days, (c) 10 to 15 days, (d) 15 to 20 days, (e) 20 to 25...
    • Non-Departmental Public Bodies
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many staff his Department plans to (a) recruit and (b) transfer to new duties as a result of the implementation of the proposals for the reform...
    • Pupils: Disadvantaged
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent representations he has received on the effect of family debt on the educational attainment of children in deprived areas.
    • Schools: Doncaster
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to (a) rebuild and (b) refurbish secondary schools in Doncaster.
    • Schools: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent estimate he has made of the proportion of funding for maintained schools which comes from (a) (i) central and (ii) local government and...
    • Schools: Vetting (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether his Department requires those who go onto a school site to carry out repairs of service equipment to undergo a Criminal Records Bureau check.
    • Social Work Taskforce
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education whether he plans to implement the recommendation of the Social Work Task Force to introduce an assessed year in practice for new social workers.
    • Teachers: Pay
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what plans he has to retain teachers within the profession in light of the planned two-year public sector pay freeze.
    • Young People: Nottinghamshire
      To ask the Secretary of State for Education what recent assessment he has made of the performance of Nottinghamshire County Council Children's Services in respect of at-risk young people.
  • International Development
    • Departmental Consultants
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development if he will make it his policy to limit the rate of pay of consultants funded through grants made by his Department to £300 per day...
    • Departmental Contracts
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of quality management statements in assisting with contract decisions by his...
    • Developing Countries: Politics and Government
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the oral statement of 19 October 2010, Official Report, columns 797-801, on the Strategic Defence and Security Review,...
    • Developing Countries: Politics and Government
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the statement of 19 October 2010, Official Report, columns 797-801, on the Strategic Defence and Security Review, from...
    • Developing Countries: Politics and Government
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the statement of 19 October 2010, Official Report, columns 797-801, on the Strategic Defence and Security Review, from...
    • Developing Countries: Politics and Government
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development pursuant to the statement of 19 October 2010, Official Report, columns 797-801, on the Strategic Defence and Security Review, from...
    • Pakistan: Debts
      To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what recent discussions he has had with the International Monetary Fund on the interest on Pakistan's debt repayments.
  • Health
    • Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the Advisory Committee on the Safety of Blood, Tissues and Organs.
    • Advisory Committees
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the Committee on Medical Effects of Air Pollutants; (2) what his most recent assessment is...
    • Alcoholic Drinks: Expenditure
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent estimate he has made of the annual direct cost to the NHS of treating people with (a) tobacco and (b) alcohol-related illnesses.
    • Arthritis: Training
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will issue guidance to GP consortia on the provision of training to commission services for people with rheumatoid arthritis that develop their...
    • Autism: Health Services
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment his Department has made of the appropriateness of the care and support provided to (a) children and (b) adults with autism who...
    • Breast Cancer: Screening
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress his Department has made on its proposal to extend the age group for breast screening to include those over the age of 70 years.
    • Cancer: Drugs
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) whether he has made a recent assessment of the regional variation in the allocation of funds from the Government's interim Cancer Drugs Fund; (2)...
    • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will review the level of multidisciplinary team provision for chronic fatigue syndrome/myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) to take account of the...
    • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish the national clinical strategy on chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
    • Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Radiation in the Environment.
    • Dementia
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will ensure that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence review of dementia treatment takes account of the management of behaviour...
    • Dental Services (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he has made an assessment of the financial implications for small NHS dental practices of Health Technical Memorandum 01-05 on decontamination in...
    • Departmental Expenditure Limit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the planned NHS surplus for 2010-11 has been included into the baseline figure for his Department's departmental expenditure limit.
    • Departmental Expenditure Limit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the real terms percentage change from year to year in his departmental expenditure limit for the years 2010-11 to 2014-15.
    • Departmental Expenditure Limit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health for what reason there is a difference between the Resource Departmental Expenditure Limit (DEL) of £101.5 billion for his Department for 2010-11...
    • Departmental Expenditure Limit
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health with reference to Spending Review 2010, page 43, Table 2.2, for what reason depreciation is excluded from the resource departmental expenditure limit for...
    • Diabetes: Ealing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many cases of type (a) 1 and (b) 2 diabetes were confirmed in Ealing, Southall constituency in each year since 2007.
    • Gene Therapy Advisory Committee
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what his most recent assessment is of the performance of the Gene Therapy Advisory Committee.
    • Health Protection Agency
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health from what sources he plans to seek independent advice on the effects of radiation following the abolition of the (a) Health Protection Agency and (b)...
    • Health: VAT
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the cost to his Department of the increase in the rate of VAT in the next spending review period.
    • HIV Infection: Older People
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether his Department has plans to improve the treatment of older people who are living with HIV/AIDS.
    • Hospitals: Bury
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many hospital-related infections were recorded in hospitals in Bury North constituency in (a) 2007, (b) 2008 and (c) 2009; and how many such...
    • Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisations in carrying out its functions.
    • Medical Treatments
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many procedures using drug eluting balloons (a) above and (b) below the knee have taken place in each NHS trust in the latest year for which figures...
    • Members: Correspondence
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health when the Food Standards Agency (FSA) plans to reply to the e-mail from the hon. Member for Leeds Central, acknowledged by the FSA on 8 June 2010, on the...
    • Mental Health Services: Prisons
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent discussions he has had with Ministerial colleagues on the future of mental health provision in prisons.
    • National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the effectiveness of the National Information Governance Board for Health and Social Care in carrying out its functions.
    • NHS: Advertising
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment he has made of the cost-effectiveness of NHS expenditure on radio advertising; and if he will make a statement.
    • NHS: Advertising
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how much his Department expects to have spent on (a) radio advertising by the NHS and (b) other advertising not related to job vacancies in 2010-11.
    • NHS: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the (a) absolute cash, (b) percentage cash, (c) real terms percentage and (d) real terms absolute reduction to the NHS...
    • NHS: Finance
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the cost to its Department of (a) departmental reorganisation and (b) the abolition of (i) primary care trusts...
    • NHS: Sick Leave
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many days were lost through sickness absence in the NHS in (a) 2008 and (b) 2009.
    • NHS: Spending Review
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health excluding the allocation for social care services from the budget for NHS health care, what estimate he has made of the real terms percentage change (a)...
    • Offences Against Children: Suffolk
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what services funded by his Department are available to support adults resident in Suffolk who were subjected to sexual abuse in childhood.
    • Parkinson's Disease
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he plans to take to ensure that people with Parkinson's disease continue to receive care of at least the same standard in subsequent years as...
    • Respite Care: Finance (1 annotation)
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health by what means he plans to ring-fence the newly allocated budget for respite care; and what mechanisms will be in place for (a) application for and (b)...
    • Sexual Health and HIV Independent Advisory Group
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent assessment he has made of the performance of the Independent Advisory Group on Sexual Health and HIV.
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Ealing
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many new cases of each type of sexually transmitted infection there were in Ealing Southall constituency in each year since 2007.
    • Surgery: North West
      To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many operations were cancelled in hospitals in the North West in 2009; what the cost was of such cancelled operations in that year; and what steps his...
  • House of Lords
    • Agricultural Wages Board
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what consultation they undertook prior to their decision to abolish the Agricultural Wages Board.
    • Agriculture: Genetically Modified Crops
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of recent research by Professor Gilles-Eric Seralini and Professor Andres Carrasco and their teams relating to damage to health arising...
    • Armed Forces: A400M
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what acquisition cost they will now be paying for each A400M aircraft.
    • Banking
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether HM Treasury or the Financial Services Authority monitor "Best Buy" league tables for retail deposit accounts as a potential indicator of risk and whether...
    • Banking: Special Liquidity Scheme
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much of the money lent to United Kingdom banks under the Bank of England's special liquidity scheme has still to be repaid.
    • Banks: Lending
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will reduce the amount of capital banks are required to hold, so that bank lending to small business can be increased.
    • Banks: Lending
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps have been taken to promote bank lending to small and medium-sized businesses in the United Kingdom and what assessment they have made of those steps. To...
    • BBC: Accounts
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the National Audit Office will have full access to audit the accounts of the BBC as announced by the Secretary of State for Culture, Olympics, Media and...
    • BBC: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made any assessment of whether £675,000 per annum is the appropriate remuneration package level for the Director General of the BBC.
    • Children: Nurseries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what increase or decrease there has been in the number of children in nursery schools since the Early Year Foundation Stage Regulations became law.
    • Civil Service: Redundancy
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Taylor of Holbeach on 28 July (WA 389), what evidence they have of it being good practice in the wider economy to provide...
    • Consumer Focus
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the capacity of the Citizens Advice Bureaux to take over the functions of Consumer Focus; and whether this assessment will be...
    • Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they intend to introduce new powers to enable the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority to pursue offenders to recover funds by means of making...
    • Drugs: Ultra-orphan Diseases
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to ensure that the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence considers the Citizens Council's recommendations Deviating from...
    • Elections: Fraud
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there were for fraud in the General Election of 2005. To ask Her Majesty's Government how many prosecutions there were for fraud in the...
    • Energy: Nuclear Industry
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to ensure proper oversight of the health of staff in the nuclear industry after the abolition of the Health Protection Agency; and what...
    • Energy: Nuclear Waste
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they plan to instruct the Nuclear Decommissioning Agency to look into the re-use of spent nuclear waste rather than burying it, given recent rises in the...
    • Energy: Tidal Generation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government when they will publish the report Cost of financial support for wave, tidal stream and tidal range generation in the United Kingdom.
    • Equality Act 2010
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will seek legal advice about which matters complained of in the European Commission's Reasoned Opinion 226, infringement number 2006/2450, remain in...
    • Finance: Clearing Houses
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether London's competitiveness as a location for the central clearing of equity, bonds and derivatives will be disadvantaged by the lack of access to Euro...
    • Finance: Derivatives
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how they will ensure that (a) the European Union has a competitive market in securities and derivatives clearing, and (b) clearing houses based in the United...
    • Financial Services: Equities
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the practice of high frequency trading of equities as a potential risk to financial stability; and whether they will instruct the...
    • Fluoridation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Earl Howe on 27 September (WA 535-6), how a member of the public can evaluate the contributions of Professor Douglass and of...
    • Fluoridation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to the Written Answers by Lord Darzi of Denham on 20 July 2009 (WA 278-9) and Baroness Thornton on 4 March 2010 (WA 272-3), whether in issuing revised...
    • Food: Institutions
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they will launch a study to evaluate the differences between the dinner menu choices and relevant information provided in prisons and those provided in...
    • Gaza
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what legal advice they have received concerning the interception of a British registered boat in International waters, when carrying Jewish people towards Gaza.
    • Gaza
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the impact of Operation Cast Lead on the health and education of children in Gaza; and what action they have taken or will take...
    • Gaza
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they are taking with the United States and other international partners to ensure faster progress on the implementation of approved and essential...
    • Gaza
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take with the quartet to ensure that spare parts and chemicals are made available, so that the water desalination plant at Khan Younis, near...
    • GMT: Clock Change
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of Scottish farmers winter their livestock in a controlled environment, and will not be affected by the nationwide clock change on 31 October or...
    • GMT: Clock Change
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have made an assessment of any loss of income from the tourist and leisure industries between 25 October 2009 and 28 March 2010 due to the clock...
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated net saving in the pay bill of HM Treasury for each of the next four years if all salaries and increments are frozen.
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated net saving in the pay bill of the Northern Ireland Office for each of the next four years if all salaries and increments are frozen.
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what number and percentage of Cabinet Office staff have received or are due to receive increments in pay in the year ended 5 April 2011; and what is the estimated...
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what number and percentage of Department of Health staff have received or are due to receive increments in pay in the year ended 5 April 2011; and what is the...
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what number and percentage of Ministry of Justice staff have received or are due to receive increments in pay in the year ended 5 April 2011; and what is the...
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated net saving in the pay bill of the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills for each of the next four years if no bonuses are paid and...
    • Government Departments: Salaries
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the estimated net saving in the pay bill of the Cabinet Office for each of the next four years if all salaries and increments are frozen. To ask Her...
    • Government: Ministerial Visits
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many of their ministers, officials and advisers travelled from Brussels on the 17:59 Eurostar on Thursday 16 September; which class of travel they used; and...
    • Gypsies and Travellers
      To ask Her Majesty's Government which organisations will represent the Gypsy, Roma and Traveller communities among the key stakeholders the Government will work with to take forward the...
    • Health Protection Agency
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether the loss of independence of the Health Protection Agency when it is transferred into the Department of Health will have an impact on the trust placed in...
    • Health: Drugs
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have produced any data concerning the dosage of Norethisterone and Ethinylostradiol contained in the drug Primodos compared with the dosage given to...
    • Healthcare: Language Competency Tests
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what progress is being made in implementing the coalition's commitments to ensure that foreign healthcare professionals have passed robust language and competence...
    • Healthcare: Language Competency Tests
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, in the light of the European Union Directive 2005/36/EC, Article 53, whether they have any plans to change the guidance supplied by the Department for Business,...
    • Healthcare: Language Competency Tests
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why the English language skills of doctors from European Union countries are not assessed before they can practise in the United Kingdom whereas those of doctors...
    • Housing: Prices
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they will take to prevent another sharp rise in house prices.
    • Insurance
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the United States' Commodity Futures Trading Commission to ensure that United Kingdom insurers and re-insurers are not...
    • International Monetary Fund
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they support a re-weighting of votes at the International Monetary Fund in favour of developing countries; if so, how they propose that the voting weight...
    • Israel
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what discussions they have had with United States and European Union partners about requiring the Government of Israel to remove barriers to the importation of...
    • Israel and Palestine
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the size of Israeli closed military areas in the West Bank; and of their impact on access to water for the Palestinian population.
    • Local Improvement Finance Trusts
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what role they envisage for Local Improvement Finance Trusts (LIFT) companies, following the abolition of primary care trusts; and what steps they will take to...
    • Millennium Development Goals
      To ask Her Majesty's Government why they dissociated themselves from the consensus in the recent resolution by the United Nations Human Rights Council on safe drinking water and sanitation, given...
    • National Coal Board: Compensation
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many former employees of the National Coal Board who worked only on the surface were compensated under the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease scheme as a...
    • National Lottery
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the National Lottery contributed to good causes in (a) 2008, and (b) 2009, and (c) 2010 to date.
    • NHS: Primary Care Trusts
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they have issued to primary care trusts (PCTs) regarding the disposal of property assets prior to the abolition of PCTs.
    • Northern Ireland Office: Bonuses
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what bonuses have been paid to the staff of the Northern Ireland Office in the last financial year; how many and what percentage of the staff received such payments.
    • Northern Ireland Office: Cars
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what members of staff of the Northern Ireland Office are provided with transport from the car pool; and how much that has cost in each of the past five years.
    • Northern Ireland Office: Staff
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the objective of the Political Section of the Northern Ireland Office; how many staff it has; and how much it cost in each of the past five financial...
    • Pensions
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the median pension in payment for (a) civil servants, (b) NHS staff, (c) teachers, (d) university staff, (e) local government workers, (f) police officers,...
    • Prisoners: Smoking
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, in light of new rules concerning prisoner entitlements, they have made provision for claims for damage to health on the ground that new inmates will be...
    • Refugee and Migrant Justice
      To ask Her Majesty's Government , further to draft data disclosed by the Legal Services Commission to Refugee and Migrant Justice showing the number of asylum and immigration suppliers working in...
    • Schools: Design
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the design quality of the modular building of schools; and to what extent it can enhance learning.
    • Schools: Special Educational Needs
      To ask Her Majesty's Government how many children currently in the state education system in England are deaf or have serious hearing impairments; and how many of those have a statement of...
    • Turkey
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether they have had, or intend to have, discussions with the government of Turkey over the desirability of that country permitting gas pipelines to cross their...
    • Unemployment
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what is the proportion of workless households in countries belonging to (a) the G20, (b) the European Union, and (c) the G7.
    • Violence against Children
      To ask Her Majesty's Government what funding has been allocated to the office of the United Nations Special Representative on Violence Against Children since May 2009 and what future funding they...
    • Visas
      To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 29 October (WA 265), by what criteria they judge there is a shortage of certain butchers, meat cutters,...
    • Visas
      To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Neville-Jones on 13 October (WA 83), whether they consider that the 2,812 certificates of sponsorship assigned to...
    • Visas
      To ask Her Majesty's Government whether companies and educational institutions are given quotas of people they can hire from outside the European Union and for whom they can obtain work permits;...